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Well, Thursday Night Football was once thought of as an offensive onslaught of the mind, soul, and body early in the season. At least, that’s how it accosted me with all those 50-point blow-outs and Phill Simms repeating “Well JEEEEM” ad nauseum. Then there was a two-week reprieve where normal football things occurred. This, obviously, was against nature itself. We now have some kind of ridiculous regression going on, and in the specific case of last night’s game, the Bills and Dolphins entire first half consisted of “let’s drive as close to the goal line without scoring a touchdown”. Spoiler Alert: The Dolphins came out on top in that intriguing game of chicken with twice as many field goals as the Bills… with two field goals. But hey, if you managed to fight off a brain aneurysm to watch the second half, you were rewarded with two Miami touchdowns, Kyle Orton doing very Kyle Orton things, and the refs doing their own homage to the Thursday Night Football derp.

 

Bills – 9, Dolphins – 22

Ryan Tannehill – 26/34, 240 YDS, 2 TD and 4 CAR, 16 YDS. Tannehill looks like the default Madden create-a-player face. Also, probably a Top-15 quarterback for the rest of the season.

Lamar Miller – 15 CAR, 86 YDS and 2 REC, 12 YDS. I was afraid to start him, based on last Sunday’s production and the way he looked, but even with limited mobility, he was able to get 86 yards on the ground. In most cases, your flex option should have a higher ceiling this week, so don’t feel terrible for playing it cautious, but I think it’s safe to put him back in your lineups next week.

Brian Hartline – 3 REC, 55 YDS. More like Brian Hairline, amirght folks?

Mike Wallace – 4 REC, 38 YDS. Mike Wallace, basically one of the most consistent starters from either team out there last night. Consistently awful that is.

Kyle Orton – 22/39, 193 YDS and 2 CAR, 2 YDS. Kyle Orton = Dave Grohl. Either that, or Kyle Orton is morphing into Zorg from The Fifth Element.

Anthony Dixon – 10 CAR, 35 YDS and 2 REC, 13 YDS. I love that his nickname is “Boobie” Dixon. Right now, he’s probably my third favorite Boobie. After Right and Left. And to be totally honest, I wish he actually went by Boobie, so he could be listed as Dixon, Bobbie.

Chris Hogan – 7 REC, 74 YDS. I’m pretty sure Orton meant to throw all of these to Sammy Watkins (3 REC, 32 YDS and 1 CAR, 3 YDS), but with two sacks and pressure all night long, I’m willing to bet he thought Hogan was Watkins.

  1. Robert says:
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    My Josh Gordon for his Rashad Jennings a fair deal? Yes, I need RB help. Badly.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Yes, it’s fair.

  2. Robert says:
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    Or Gordon for his McKinnon and West?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: If you need a bit more depth too, I like this deal slightly more.

      • Robert says:
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        @Jay: last one. I can choose West or Vereen to go along with McKinnon for my Josh Gordon. Best choice?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Robert: Probably Vereen, but it’s close.

  3. Zandy says:
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    sorry jay for the long q but desperate times cal for desperate measures…
    not a great start tonight w/ wallace
    must win out to make playoffs
    My Team
    Russell
    AndreJohnson Wallace (3.8pts)
    Ingram McK
    Flex?
    Rivera
    Novak & Chargers
    BN: Mason, Mike Floyd, Sims, Gray, Wright, Britt, Davante Adams, JCameron, Romo

    His Team
    Cam
    Kelvin Marshall
    Marshawn Twest
    Garcon
    Olsen
    Suisham & KC
    What would you do to have the best chance to win? Trade deadline is tmw, would you go all out trying to trade to upgrade my starters with your this week rankings as a guide? (basically gut the bench to get a better flex for this week) Or stick and pray? who are guys you think i can target with a mason/sims combo that you would like as my flex? i assume mck is untradeable with AP news. Could also try to move wallace as part of a mason/sims combo? thanks man

    • Zandy says:
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      6 pt passing TD in the league above, would you send Romo for Matt Ryan? then frees up Russell to trade in one of those packages for a flex

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Oh, yeah, I think I answered this. I think you’re okay. Zandy had some fine advice too. If there’s a trade out there, sure, why not. I personally think you’ll survive this matchup.

  4. Tony Mags says:
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    Start ODB, DeAndre Hopkins or Edelman in the flex?

  5. Beachgirl says:
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    Tired of mike Wallace on my bench- drop for Justin Hunter, a boldin, davante Adams, Kendall wright or Torrey smith – will need to replace a brown week 12

  6. Real Manziel Of Genius says:
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    10 team standard league 6 pts for passing td…3 PT bonus for 250 yes passing and no negatives

    Would you trade rivers and two of bradshaw/ingram/morris/mathews for p manning?

    I don’t want to go into playoffs and go up against a rodgers or luck who can drop 40 pts so easily…I’m 8-1, but I’ve won a lot of close games.

    Qb Rivers
    RB ingram
    RB morris
    Wr jeffery
    Wr sanders
    TE julius
    Flex mathews
    BE
    Rbs mason/bradshaw/B Brown
    Wrs Gordon/edelman

  7. Boltz Wagon says:
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    PPR Lineup assistance please. Need a RB2 and a Flex out of these muts
    RBs
    R. Mathews
    C. Anderson
    R. Bush
    WRs
    J. Matthews
    M. Floyd (AZ)
    K. Allen
    TE
    T. Kelce or K. Rudolph

  8. Scott says:
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    let’s say someone is in a very deep league, who’s a better pickup, Chris Hogan or Jarvis Landry?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Slight edge to Landry.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Scott: in return yard’s league of course you wouldn’t even have to ask.

  9. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, I’m still struggling with my lineup this week. I have Ingram locked in at RB1 & Cobb/Beckham/M Bryant locked in at WR1/2/3.

    Now for RB2 & flex my options include McKinnon, R Jennings, R Matthews, K. Allen, Sanu, A Johnson…what do I do this is all NON-PPR!

    I was really set on Jennings at RB2 & McKinnon at Flex but people are worrying me about Jennings being eased back from injury…not to mention SF defense is not bad against run while Oakland sucks against the run (R Matthews opponent)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Yeah, I think I tackled this one. Leaning Mck and Allen at the moment.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Hmmm…I recall you saying you would pick Jennings…so now its McK at RB2 & K Allen at flex??

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Not to mention you have Jennings ranked higher than both Mck & Allen, what gives?

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    Why do sites keep putting Wallace up there in the top-15ish starting WRs every week? I’ve had him all season and aside from some TDs, he’s been basically a WR4. I didn’t start him this week, and don’t plan on starting him unless my other WRs die. I am playing LaFell ahead of him or maybe M. Bryant or J. Matthews, and would probably play a ton of other guys that most sites have ranked below him. I’m not bashing Razzball, I’m bashing Mike Wallce. He’s a whiny bitch. I know Tannehill can’t throw the long ball, but instead of whining, learn how you can work with your QB.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Are we sure that Wallace isn’t already dead? Quite possible…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: Might as well be. Dude has been fully passed up by how many rookies and old guys?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: Still has that mouth though…

  11. timmyk93 says:
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    I need some help picking my 3rd WR this week. This is a TD heavy league…. gives 2 pts @ 50 yrd rec, then 3 pts @ 100yds rec, then 1 pt every 20 yds after. Trying to decide between:

    Pierre Garcon vs. TB
    Kenny Britt vs. DEN
    Davante Adams vs. PHI

    I am currently leaning Garcon (who really hasn’t done anything yet this year) due to Tampa Bay’s 31st ranked pass defense. Any input would be most appreciated. Thanx!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @timmyk93: Garcon, I’m with you. Highest ceiling.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jay: i was about to say lowest floor too, until i looked at the other 2 options. i’m about to bench 2/3rd’s of garcon/wayne/matthews (who are all ranked right next to each other), but vs adams/britt go garcon all day.

  12. Andrew M. says:
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    Montee Ball or Ben Tate?

    You have Tate ranked slightly higher but I’m thinking there might be some upside with Ball

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Andrew M.: They are close enough to where I won’t argue it.

  13. Allan says:
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    Hey Jay better keeper in a half point ppr rashad jennings in the 7th or mike evans in the 9th? My other keepers are probably going to be kelce in the 16th, gordon in the 15th, ryan matthews in the 6th, and ellington in the 3rd.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Going with Evans there.

  14. Bama Tide says:
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    Hi Jay, need some advice, in 1 pt ppr for Week 11 matchups…thanks

    1) Kelce (no fasano?) or Gates (in blowout?)
    2) Sims or Rainey
    3) Vikes, GB, or SD

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bama Tide: Leaning Gates, Rainey, and SD.

  15. Mordacious Levator says:
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    now with 2 good games in a row with catches, put in claim for b.brown or grab sims/p.thomas, dropping a.williams.

  16. pound sand says:
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    Cecil or Terrance W
    ROS no-ppr
    Thx

    • pound sand says:
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      @pound sand: Terrance Williams that is

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @pound sand: wear your shorts

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: you should have also accepted “eat your Shorts”

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: really, even with robinson out? wow.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: It’s close, but I’m not big on that offense.

  17. Mike says:
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    Hey,

    Who wins (half pt PPR) — Lynch for Jennings (or Bradshaw) and AJ Green?

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Pretty even. If you need a WR, I’d do it.

  18. Zandy says:
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    wait would you send romo for ryan? then start ryan over russell.

    if so, would u trade russell or feel the need to hold him

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’m fine with those options, sure. He’s in the middle for me, but if you already have Russell, no need for an upgrade unless it’s a good deal for you.

  19. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you trade Percy Harvin, Charles sims and odell Becham for golden Tate and rashad Jennings and also ROS Alshon or Golden tate

    Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: It’s fair, but I’d rather hold. And Alshon.

  20. Jack says:
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    With the news that Foster is most likely out, go with Blue or C.J. Anderson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jack: Anderson.

  21. Heraldo says:
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    In trying to replace Carson Palmer, I picked up RG3, but also looking to trade for a better QB.

    Two Current Offers:
    Drew Brees for Julio Jones
    Tom Brady for Julio Jones and Mike Wallace

    My willingness to deal Julio is wholly dependent on my irrational faith that Josh Gordon will be a Top-10/12 WR for Week 12 on. Is this rational?

    10 Team Redraft (QB – 4pts)
    QB: Robert Griffin
    RB: Jamaal Charles
    RB/WR: Andre Ellington
    WR: Antonio Brown
    WR: Julio Jones
    WR/TE: Alshon Jeffrey
    TE: Travis Kelce:
    Bench: Mike Wallace, Josh Gordon, Roddy White, Jeremy Hill, Kyle Rudolph, and Knile Davis

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Heraldo: I’d still hold.

  22. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    In a 14 team keeper league and currently I’m stocking up for next year.

    Current lineup:
    QB: Brady (drafted in 6th round)
    RB: Starks (13th), Blue (undrafted), CJ2k (5th), Moreno (10th), Rice (7th), Ivory (8th)
    WR: Cobb (3rd), Britt (11th), Gordon (10th), Smith Sr. (13th), Holmes (undrafted), Lafell (undrafted)
    TE: Allen (undrafted)

    3 keeper max.

    I’m obviously keeping Gordon next year for an 8th rounder, but who would you keep from this group?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the_hungary_hippo: Probably Moreno and Holmes at the moment. Could change a lot.

  23. SMO says:
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    Jeffery vs Vikings or Bryant vs Titans…why?

    I know you’re supposed to play your studs, but I’m starting to doubt Jeffery’s studliness, with Cutler’s cratering and having to eat behind Marshall. On the other hand, Bryant has been on fire the last three games.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMO: Yeah, still big on the studs though. Not sure if Bears are this bad, and I think Jeffery can still get his.

      • Tears says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for the response. Still wavering

  24. Ryan says:
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    I know that you have Boldin higher than Allen in your rankings, but would the QB of the person you are playing against affect your decision at all? I have Boldin/Allen and my opponent is starting Rivers. I don’t usually do these type of plays (where you try and block some of the points), but I think they could be pretty close for the WRs. I’m just nervous that it might be the Rivers/Gates show for SD where Boldin seems like the guy in SF. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Not really. Just trust in the best match up, should work out.

  25. Zandy says:
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    sooooo i blew up the std team….

    Rolling with
    Ryan
    Ingram McK
    Wallace AndreJ
    ODB!!!
    Rivera

    sent romo for ryan, then sent russ and wallace for ODB & shorts
    so next week wont have wallace anymore but at least max’d my odds to win this week
    next week can go
    Ryan
    AndreJ ODB
    Ingram McK (or Mason depending on AP)
    Rivera
    Flex (mason, sims or one of my hope/pray WRs)

    Howd I do?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I’m actually surprised you were able to net this together. I like it.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: had to give up mike Floyd with Wallace and Russ but figured Floyd is someone I’m going to be nervous to start for a while anyways (I’m sure hell go off tmw now). I personally kinda like shorts as a sleeper

  26. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    Qb newton wr calvin cobb evans rb lacy west te olsen flex p manning
    Bn gordon murray fitz ivory sims reed

    I give cam cobb i get brees beckham

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: I’d do it.

  27. Bob says:
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    Better ROS Brandon cooks or Odell Beckham? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob: Beckham, but it’s a coin flip for me.

  28. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    My RB are Murray, Foster, Bradshaw, McKinnon, Matthews… Murray has bye, now Foster likely sitting. Would you drop McKinnon (since he never gets TDs) for Blue?

    Other option is drop Big Ben (luck my starting QB, 1QB league) or VJAX (Dez Bryant, Martavias Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Josh Gordon my other WR)

  29. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 team dynasty with only 1 pt per 15 yards, 20 per pt for QB’s. 25 return yards per pt also. non-PPR. 1 super flex and 1 regular flex, with 2 WR/ 2 RB/ 1TE
    sanchize/hoyer/palmer (IR)/foles
    bradshaw/peterson/ellington/mason/a.williams/hyde/michael
    dez/cooks/green/t.smith
    j.thomas
    after just yesterday trading garapplololo/g.tate and a 2nd rounder for sanchize to short up my PHI QB situation for now and next year as well i have an extra roster spot.
    is it a better idea to grab a WR #5 if these are available: stills/t.austin/floyd (SD)/douglas/a.roberts/kearse/m.lee
    or a backup TE (we could also flex a 2nd TE): rivera/ASJ

  30. Dom B says:
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    Would you trade Odell and Percy for Alshon Jeffrey

    Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’m okay with that trade.

  31. Joe ba says:
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    Hey jay which in a .20 ppr league which RB would you add for depth; heres who’s available:

    Travaris cadet, Jonathan grimes, Davonte Freeman , roy helu, blount, james starks, Crowell, taliaferro , Jaquizz rogers, brandon bolden , I wanted to add theo riddick but someone already added him. It’s a 10 team league.

    My RB’s are : Gio bernard, jeremy hill, ahmad Bradshaw, jonas gray, tre Mason, terrance west, ben Tate. We start 2 RBs & there’s the flex too.

    Would you keep or drop Mason ? To add another WR? Or wait to see what he does Vs a tough denver run D

    Available WR’s;
    Kenny stills, miles austin, eddie royal, Nate washington, jermaine kearse, paul Richardson, danny amendola, tavon Austin, donte moncrief, or taylor Gabriel .

    My wr’s are; Demaryius thomas, Kelvin benjamin, Davonte adams, odell beckham jr, martivis bryant & jordan matthews.

    We start 3 WRs & there’s flex as well.

    Just a depth move.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe ba: Keep Mason and add Crowell.

      • Joe ba says:
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        @Jay:

        If I’m able to land leveon bell by trading my ahmad Bradshaw & either jordan matthews or martivis Bryant what would you think about that?

        Next , just put this proposal out there my odell beckham plus ben Tate for alf Morris- too weak or too much for alf?

        Would you try beckham for Montee ball? Or odb for rashad jennings?

  32. rainking99 says:
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    Pick 1 of these 3 for standard scoring:

    McKinnon @CHI
    Blue @CLE
    Keenan Allen vs OAK

    Thanks!

  33. Steve says:
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    Hey Jay,

    In a PPR league, would you start Alshon Jeffery or Alfred Blue in your FLEX spot?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Jeffery.

  34. goodfold2 says:
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    20 teamer with .5 pt per reception and .25 pt per rushing attempt, along with bonuses at 2.5 pts at 100 yards, and 5 at 150, both rushing and receiving. also 10 yards per return yard, with bonuses at 50 (2.5 pt) and 100 (5 pt). this lineup (start 1 QB/ 1 RB/ 2 WR/ 1 TE/ 1 non-QB flex)
    RG 3
    Morris
    D-Jax/Roberts (all returns on a team with bad D)
    Reed
    Flex options are Donnell/Sims/T.Austin/Garcon/ASJ. Yahoo projects Sims highest here (and they are giving him 11.5 rushes)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @goodfold2: donnell’s against SF, the #2 team against TE’s.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: I might go Garcon there.

  35. Barker says:
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    12 team league ppr

    Qb newton wr allen wayne rbs lacy ellington te bennett flex bradshaw
    Bn gordon mathews crabtree denard mason

    I want to get a qb for next week or this week for that matter and starting next week i will be starting gordon and allen/denard at the 2 wr slots
    Available qbs e manning mccown orton bridgewater carr
    Drop crabtree or wayne or mason for manning ?

    Also garcon was dropped should i drop mason for garcon?

    Thank you

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Answered this in the newer thread.

  36. Dom B says:
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    Would you trade Andre Ellington since he plays SEA in the Playoff championship

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Naw, I’d hold.

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