Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Did he beat his kid until he was purple? Jesus.

So, as if there hasn’t been enough negative news going around these parts, apparently, the Vikings running back wishes to keep the dominoes going. In other news, thanks for making me hungry for pizza too. Ya jerk.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of child injury in Texas, according to multiple reports. 

According to MyFOXHouston, the charges are for “reckless or negligent injury to a child.”

Child Protective Services confirms to TMZ they are working on a case involving Peterson and an 11-year-old boy.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Peterson has been cooperating with investigators. Glazer adds that the indictment means Peterson will have to turn himself in, leaving his status for this weekend in jeopardy.

While it’s sometimes hard to accept that human beings can be sh*tty, if these chargers turn out to be true, it would add another player to the list that really makes watching football harder than it is, and to be honest, I feel like there are about three or four more reports just waiting to see the light of day that will just cause the NFL to implode on itself. But, like all things, before passing judgement, we’ll have to wait until the dust settles. (Because let’s be honest, I was hit by things bigger than a switch when I was growing up…)

In terms of fantasy, everything is on hold at the moment as we await further news. As of now, keep him in your starting lineups until the last possible moment on Sunday or until we hear confirmation. In the meantime, I believe the handcuff here is Matt Asiata. I wouldn’t expect much here, but if your wire is thin and you are an unfortunate Peterson owner, he’s worth a speculative add. And while it’s easy to say that Peterson probably won’t start in Week 2, I also know that the process for these types of things have a way of being drawn out. I’m assuming he won’t start, but let’s see what happens.

One thing’s for sure… Christian Ponder’s kids are safe, because he can’t hit anything.

Update: The Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for this Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Oh, and if you were here just to see what’s going on with Josh Gordon, here you go:

Browns receiver Josh Gordon will have his suspension reduced from a season-long ban to 10 games once the new drug policy passes. The vote of the 32 NFL player reps is expected to take place today. Gordon will be suspended for 10 games, because it’s his fourth violation of the substance abuse policy.

  1. Jpburgh says:
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    .5 ppr league. Need two rbs from the following list and I couldn’t make up my mind off the rankings. Martin, Stacy, west, p Thomas, miller and Bradshaw. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jpburgh: Martin and Stacy.

  2. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Obviously we dont know any details yet, but in the event that Peterson is SSPD, is McKinnon a strong add?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Yeah, totally forgot, I’ve updated the post. I think Asiata is the guy, but McKinnon is fine, but I wouldn’t drop anything of value for these guys.

  3. Zandy says:
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    Who’s the pick up asiata or McKinnon???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Updated the post, Asiata is the guy in my mind.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: thanks. Missed asiata but dropped my kicker for mckennon at least for the weekend… So long to my team name “Brandon McmAnus”

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Haha, I’m in mourning.

  4. Zandy says:
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    Separately in 0.5 ppr would you drop forsett or miller for dmc? Or hold? Thanks man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Dropping Miller is fine, but I might hold here depending on your depth.

  5. Ryan says:
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    Seems like everyone is saying Asiata is the way to go…is he worth an add?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: I see him as a fringe flex option… so only if you’re aren’t giving up anything of value.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jay: Ya. I have a bit of room on my bench so I added him. Not because I plan on playing him, but more to piss off the AP owner if they have to find a different replacement. Then maybe if he becomes a stud, I’ll start playing him.

        Now please tell Keenan Allen to go score some points this weekend. Nothing huge because I respect Seattle, but maybe a touchdown would be nice. Thanks. ha.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Ryan: I’ll try!

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Ha. Nevermind. Just re-read your post and saw you answered my question. Oops.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Ryan: Naw, I added it in. I was going to mention it, but I guess I got side tracked. Tough to edit stuff when it’s breaking.

  6. Sparty Scott says:
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    What would you say Gordon’s trade value is now? I need help at RB so who would be some good RBs to target in a trade for Gordon?

    Also, I have the Rams D but am looking at the Titans D to replace them. I know a lot of people liked the Rams preseason, but they were awful last week. Too early to cut them?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sparty Scott: Probably a tier 3 guy at this point. I think it’s too early. I honestly want to see how they respond this Sunday.

  7. Jake says:
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    What is Gordon’s 4th violation? I thought the whole point was under the new code, his last test wouldn’t have been a violation with the new standards.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      It looks like it is going to be considered a violation, and here’s how the new policy works:

      Under terms of the new policy:

      * A first violation of the substance policy receives a two-week fine.

      * A second violation equals a four-week fine.

      * A third violation results in a four-game suspension.

      * A fourth violation results in a 10-game ban.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Jay: But if they ruling on him based on the new policy then his most recent violation wouldn’t be a violation and he’d only be a 3-time offender. That would warrant him a four game suspension. And that sounds about exactly right (fair). A four game suspension would likely make every one involved (on all sides) happy. Especially us who have picked him up off the wire in the past week or so. #FreeJoshGordon

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @malamoney: I’m with you on this, I just don’t think they are.

        • Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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          @malamoney: effectively the only way of defining what they are doing to him without them equivocating is that he is in fact grandfathered into having flunked a test, even though if test was today he’d have passed it. This actually makes sense, since he did in fact flunk a test months ago. At the same time, his suspension is less than it would’ve been with the old standards (the penalties also changed). So he somehow gets today’s penalties, with a few months ago’s standards for what constitutes flunking said test. So what we all assumed would happen didn’t, namely that they would apply the new standard amount of weed to apply to him. Good news for him is it’ll be easier for him to pass tests in future. HOORAH!

  8. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Drop tate for asiata?

    2. Drop Hyde for asiata?

    3. Drop Sankey for asiata?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Sure, No, Eh, maybe.

  9. Kid A says:
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    Vikes announced Peterson out for Sunday. Adjust accordingly.

  10. jvillan says:
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    Who to start hunter, Benjamin, or cooks. Is Sankey droppable?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jvillan: Leaning Benjamin here. And at this point, yes, Sankey is droppable.

  11. Hans says:
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    Drop freeman for asiata?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hans: I’m iffy on this. I don’t think SJax is long for this world,

  12. SMLV1 says:
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    Last question for today….You running out STL @TB?

    Should I just stream Defense ROS? TB, ARI, GB, MIA are all available this week among others.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: I stream DEF in about 90% of my leagues. I do like TB here, and STL… TB by a hair though.

  13. ADTrey says:
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    Someone in my league dropped rashad Jennings, want to pick him up to play rb for peterson. Drop Chris johnson, doug martin, crabtree or k Rudolph?

    • CatalinaWineMixer says:
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      @ADTrey: Gotta be K. Rudolph assuming you already have another TE

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @ADTrey: I do like me some Kyle Rudolph this year. Who are your other running backs if you are mentioning to dropping Chris Johnson and Doug Martin? I wouldn’t drop either, but was curious who else you had at RB that you weren’t willing to drop. Who are your WRs? Is this PPR?

      • ADTrey says:
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        @malamoney: 8 team standard
        Rbs peterson, Murray, Mathews ,cj2k, martin
        Wrs demariyus, alshon, garcon, crabtree

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ADTrey: I’d drop Rudolph here, but I like your current RB’s… who’s your other TE?

      • ADTrey says:
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        @Jay: Vernon davis

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @ADTrey: Eesh, it’s a tough one. Yeah, I’m okay dropping Rudolph here… I might try to trade Davis and Martin for something.

  14. Sal says:
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    Sadly owned Peterson so would you drop the Denver or Houston D for either handcuff? Carrying two defenses right now and playing matchups but could give up on one. Houston has the raiders and then the giants and jets. But Denver looked good Sunday night against a top offense.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sal: I’d drop Denver here. Love Houston this weekend.

  15. Frank D. says:
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    Drop Bowe for any of these WRs?

    Hunter, Shorts, Hartline, Hawkins, Malcom Floyd, Streater or Jennings? I’m gonna hold Bowe just to see how he preforms this week. But assuming he is terrible which of those WRs would you replace him with?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank D.: Floyd until he gets injured. Then either Shorts, Harline, or Streater. Ask me when the time comes.

  16. Anthony says:
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    I gotta replace AP in my RB slot now:( would you replace him with Bradshaw or Asiata?! I’m leaning Bradshaw

  17. bryan says:
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    should i drop ridley, deangelo williams or trent richardson for asiata??

    Thanks,

    • bryan says:
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      @bryan: it’s 1/2 pt PPR league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bryan: Richardson. It’s iffy though, as Asiata is right around those guys in my head. I might hold to be honest.

  18. Ryno says:
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    Jay

    So Gordon is back week 10 or week 12?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryno: Week 10.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: I think it’s 10 game suspension and one week is bye so first game is week 12….

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: good point on that. Now I’m not sure.

  19. HowdyDo says:
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    Picked up McKinnon and dropped my kicker while I decide if I should drop someone else for him or drop him and pick a kicker back up. 12 team PPR league with two flexes where TE is eligible.

    I can drop Hurns, Clay, or Travis Kelce. I have Martellus Bennett. What do you think?

    I’m leaning toward dropping Clay and seeing what happens with McKinnon and AP, or just dropping McKinnon and picking a kicker back up.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @HowdyDo: Eh, I’d probably drop McKinnon, but if you want to take a look-see, dropping Clay is fine too.

  20. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Cruz was dropped.. who to drop for him?
    12 team non ppr:
    T Williams
    Hilton
    Torrey Smith
    L Miller

  21. the pillar & the stones says:
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    yeah 100, thanks

    My RBs are: Ball, Ellington, J Bell, Asiata, L Miller
    WRs: Jordy, Wheaton, and above

  22. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Baseball players are kind and gentle, and don’t play in the rain… You people are sickos!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grey: You typed that on adderall…

      • Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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        @Jay:yeah, but he’s got a frauded script from carlos ruiz.

  23. Big Nate says:
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    Picked up Asiata but should I take the buy-low opportunity and trade Jimmy Graham for ADP? My RBs are Asiata, Vereen and Spiller.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big Nate: Eh, too much is unknown right now. Big risk, and I would hold.

  24. Jim says:
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    Before we start going all Ray Rice on All Day, word is that the child is his son and he is in trouble for punishing him by whipping him with a switch. This case has been before grand jury last week or so and first they chose not to indict him, then they changed their minds and indicted him. He told the grand jury that this type of punishment is how he was brought up. I’d seriously recommend reserving judgment on this one until all the facts are out…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jim: did you read the post? This reads like a copy pasta.

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Jim: at least he’s trying to train a new dominant RB for future fantasy leaguers, if in fact nature and nurture methods lead to anything.

  25. Chaz Michael Michaels says:
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    Hey man, for either assista or McKinnon would that be for this weekend long term?

    I’m not an AP owner & I feel my depth isn’t bad but didn’t know if you’d recommend adding either assista or McKinnon , if I did I’m not sure if I’d start them this week just a depth move – I wouldn’t even know who to drop lol

    My RB’s are gio Bernard, Ahmad Bradshaw, Terrance west, Jeremy hill, gerhart, forsett, Ben Tate, MJD & Darren McFadden.

    I don’t have extra tight ends, defenses or kickers & my receiver I could part with even though I like him I’m not dropping him yet; & that’s Malcolm Floyd

  26. ty says:
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    What up Jay.. Whats your take on Crabtree this week. I’m thinking he had limited targets to test out the calf and what not last week? Its between him and Justin Hunter for my flex

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ty: I’m going Crabtree here.

  27. Helu helu says:
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    1 point ppr
    Wayne or Welker rest of the year ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Helu helu: Wayne, it’s not close.

  28. Bryan says:
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    I’m thinking McKinnon is the add. The Nfl is expected to take action against AP and a significant suspension is prob coming. Per Rotoworld McKinnon is an athletic freak with a much higher ceiling than Asiata.

    McKinnon had a SPARQ score of 147.5 which measures athletism (140 is considered elite) his score was one the highest among RBs in the last 16 years.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: you might be right, but I think Asiata gets the first shot.

      • Bryan says:
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        @Jay: I agree but if you don’t need to play Asiata immediately, I’d probably take a shot on McKinnon

  29. Todd says:
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    Bucs dst that good? That are on the wire and I could scoop them up. Are they a every week start or streamer? I am rolling with panthers right now

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Todd: sticking with the Panthers is fine, but I do like the TB matchup.

  30. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… I got Mathews n Bush starting at RB’s.. Do I keep them or do I bench one of them for fred Jackson?? Also, Kyle Rudolph or Donnell or Delanie Walker??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: I’d start them. And I like Rudolph there.

  31. Robert says:
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    Went WR heavy figuring I was set with AP…

    PPR league start 2 RBs 2WRs and a flex. Have AP, Mathews, Sproles, Cunningham, and now Asiata. WRs are Alshon, Antonio Brown, Keenan, and Hunter.

    Played Antonio at WR, thinking Alshon and Hunter at WR and flex with Mathews and Sproles at RB. Would you use Asiata over Sproles?

    Also, drop Cunningham for Jerrick?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: No on both. I like Sproles there, and Cunningham is a good ‘just in case’ depth piece.

  32. Robert says:
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    AP owner here. Should I drop Devonta or Sankey to pick up McKinnon? Asiata is gone already.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Naw, I’d hold there.

  33. Mike says:
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    Better RB stash Latavius Murray or Isiah Crowell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Leaning Crowell at the moment.

      • Mike says:
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        @Jay: thanks I was leaning that way also.

        One more question… Is Jordan Matthews worth keeping on my bench just as a wait and see guy? I’m in a keeper league where we keep 10 players max. We also have very short benches and in all likely hood he wouldn’t crack my top 10 keepers but I know he’s supposed to be pretty good in a very good offense. I just don’t know how much noise he makes this year and bench spots are valuable.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          In a keeper, yeah, I mean, why not? What are some other options you’re thinking about replacing him with?

          • Mike says:
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            @Jay: just to have some depth at RB…. Thinking of adding Latavius Murray as well as Crowell. Here’s my current roster to get a better idea.
            1/2PPR 2QB… We can keep 10
            Starters
            Qb1Cam
            Qb2Kaep
            Wr1AJ
            Wr2Jordy
            Wr3Cordarelle
            Rb1 charles
            Rb2 Gio
            TE Kielce
            Flex Vjax

            Bench
            Keenan Allen
            Lamar Miller
            Jordan Matthews
            Isiah Crowell
            Johnny Manziel
            Josh Gordon
            Justin Hunter

            As u can see I’m stacked at WR so Jordan Matthews might never see a start on my team… Think im better off using that roster spot on depth? Jordan Reed was also dropped. I could add him also or Murray.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Mike: you appear to only have 4 total RB. i would definitely stash more of them, esp since you have 8 WR. If Reed gets healthy i would rather have him over kelce.

  34. Cheese says:
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    Not a huge fan of trading for Fitz, but here is the offer:

    I give Joique Bell
    I get Fitz and Pitta

    16 team league all TDs 6 pt

    QB – RG3
    WR – Jordy Nelson
    WR – Brandin Cooks
    WR – Justin Hunter
    RB – Montee Ball
    RB – Shane Vereen
    TE – Charles Clay
    W/R – Joique Bell
    BEN – Markus Wheaton
    BEN – Roy Helu
    BEN – Carson Palmer
    BEN – Jonathan Dwyer

    DEF – Tampa Bay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I would actually hold here.

  35. Pauly Moon says:
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    2 questions.
    Currently my team is:
    Rb: jamaal charles, gio, joique, ivory, asiata
    wr: harvin, vjax, fitz, djax, t.y., kelvin benjamin

    Should I pick up the recently dropped AP just in case for any of these guys?
    And
    Ahmad bradshaw is avail. Should I drop asiata?

  36. Kevin says:
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    PPR
    Flex spot:
    Sproles, Darren McFadden, Dobson
    thanks

  37. Matthew says:
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    Hey jay,
    I have adran peterson….I was wondering, what should i do with him?! Should I trade him? Keep him on my bench? Drop him?
    Thanks…

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