Our expectations for Monday night’s Patriots against Jets showdown were lower than my expectations for the art fair my lady made me attend over the weekend. Or as I call it, the fart fair. One of these events yielded more entertainment than expected (hint: it wasn’t the fart fair). Two under the radar receivers put on a show for us as the Jets attempted to steal their first win and the Patriots attempted to avoid the embarrassment of losing to the Jets. Breshad Perriman erupted for 5 catches for 101 yards and his 1st and 2nd touchdowns. But on the other side of the ball, Jakobi Meyers had a response, reeling in 12 catches for 169 yards (nice). I’m not sure I’ve ever properly highlighted the boldness factor which makes our Pigskinonator projections bot so valuable. For instance, this week the Bacon-bot ranked Jakobi Meyers as it’s #11 fantasy wide receiver, ahead of some big name players who busted like Adam Thielen, Michael Thomas and Marquise Brown. This hunk of metal certainly ain’t shy! Now, it’s worth pointing out that these computer generated projections and rankings aren’t intended to be used as gospel, but they’re a phenomenal complementary data driven reference point which pays off week in and week out. Sign up now for your free trial! And to answer your question regarding Meyers and Perriman moving forward: they’re both worth adding if you’re needy at wide receiver; Meyers and his 14 targets should be prioritized first. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Cam Newton – 27/35 for 274 yards, 10 carries for 16 yards, no passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns—he now has 2 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns on the season. The past couple weeks there’s been rampant rumors in the media about Belichick and the Patriots benching Cam Newton in favor of a Fig Newton. Losing to the Jets might have been the last straw, but the Fig Newton will have to continue to wait in the wings.
Rex Burkhead – 12 carries for 56 yards, 3 catches for 11 yards and his 4th touchdown. The best Rex since Rex Kwon Do. Burkhead won’t teach you the strength of a grizzly, the reflexes of a puma, and the wisdom of a man, but he’ll score you an occasional touchdown. Bow to your Sensei!
Damien Harris – 14 carries for 71 yards before leaving in the 4th quarter with a chest injury. Harris did seem to be moving around well on the sideline in spite for the Cam and Burkhead vultures circling above.
Sony Michel – Not yet ready to return after his bout with Corona. Which Sony do we see first: Michel or Playstation 5?
Julian Edelman – Missed another game with his “bone-on-bone” knee injury. Not that kind of bone-on-bone, get your mind out of the gutter! As for Edelman, we haven’t been given a concrete time table on him, so I’m thinking it could be awhile.
Joe Flacco – 18/25 for 262 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. What are the odds Sam Darnold (shoulder) is faking an injury just so he doesn’t have to suffer further embarrassed by Adam Gase’s joke of an offense?
Frank Gore – 12 carries for 46 yards, 2 catches for 13 yards. Little known fact, Frank Gore voted for the ticket of Charles Pinckney and Rufus King in the 4th presidential election back in 1804. Gore is still salty about Thomas Jefferson defeating Pinckney.
La’Mical Perine – 6 carries for 19 yards, 2 catches for 19 yards. The 4th round rookie looks way better than Gore—maybe it’s because he’s 80 years younger—but Gase refuses to hand the reigns over to the youngster.
Jamison Crowder – 2 catches for 26 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Crowder returned this week from a groin injury and had his fantasy owners rubbing their groins after his beautiful touchdown catch at the end of the first half. Unfortunately Crowder only saw two targets in this game because, Adam Gase.
Denzel Mims – 4 catches for 62 yards. Yo Denzel, you wanna go to New York Jets or you wanna go home?
Dj Moore and Jonathan Taylor for Conner?
I’d want Conner.
Here are my WRs in .5 PPR – Kupp, Godwin, AB, Tee Higgins, Michael Thomas. Do you think Jakobi Meyers or Jalen Reagor worth an add for me or is my depth good enough? I could drop Hayden Hurst since I have Goedert, but I kind of want to hang on to him since Goedert until he proves himself in a game after such a long layoff. Another potential drop for one of those guys would be Dobbins or David Montgomery.
I think you’re good. I’d probably still grab Reagor over Hurst but I understand wanting to keep both TEs.
Lock @ LV or TNF Rivers @ Tennessee?
14m deep league. 1Qb spot:
Have stafford but no idea if he plays this week. Have the number 2 waiver. Do I burn it on lock or someone like jakobi and hope dalton, lutton clear waivers. All 2Qbs are taken
Pls rank:, jakobi, perriman, mvs, Richie, Ford, ballege, Pope – burn a #2 waiver on any or hold Sony
I don’t see much difference between Lock or Lutton (or Dalton if he plays), so I’d probably gamble but you know your league best.
Jakobi, MVS, Perriman, Richie, Pope, Ballage, Ford—first 3 over Sony for me.
2 QB 12 team half PPR dynasty. trying to trade mullens. got 2 offers, seeing what you think. i’ll also show that guy’s roster in case anything else stands out. we do a 3 round slow draft (snake, reverse previous season’s standings) in which you can drop mid draft (so the picks don’t have to balance out, i could trade for say a 3rd str up and opp would only have 2 draft picks total). i’m easily the best team (barely by record, easily by scoring) so i’ll likely have something in the 1.9-1.12 pick then 2.1-2.4 then 3.9-3.12 pick. the guy i’m trying to trade with is 9th right now, so if that ends like that he’ll be the 1.4, 2.9, 3.4 picks.
QB (2): mahomes, AAron, tannehill, mullens, haskins
RB (2): d.harris, kamara, dobbins, mckissic, scott, breida
WR (3): k.allen, boyd, thielen, p-will (sounds like he’ll switch spots with watkins shortly)
TE (1): j.smith
2 regular flexes (any non QB)
K (1): prater
DEF (1): IND
IR (10): watkins, ingram, ertz, hooper, bourne, hyde, edelman, ekeler, penny, michel
trade idea so far:
1. my mullens + 3rd rounder (3.9-3.12) for l.perine + 2nd rounder (2.9ish area)
the other trade wasn’t worth showing, it had me losing the better picks + mullens + dobbins to get some junk along with m-will LAC.
i’m thinking perine isn’t better than anybody i have anyway (except scott/hyde when sanders/carson are back or michel at all unless harris is out) and wouldn’t keep, thinking of just trying to get a 3rd rounder str up?
QB: ryan, flacco, big ben, t.hill
RB: JT, mckinnon, henderson, perine, pollard
WR: a-rob, jefferson, evans, claypool, diggs, m-will, hardman
IR: barkley, jimmer g, darnold, mack, harry, aiyuk
I’d do the deal for Perine and the 2nd. Especially with the news that they’re going to feature him rest of season to see what they have…who knows, maybe he pops.
Would you trade away Crowder for Fulgham? Crowder has a bye but this is more about playoff positioning for my 7-2 team. I have Julio, Boyd, Golladay and Crowder which seems like a surplus but Golladay has been MIA
I did not see that news on Perine being featured moving forward. If that is not conjecture, which deal do you like better?
1. My Crowder and Pats for his Fulgham and Chiefs (I have the Eagles too)
2. Crowder and Eagles for his Perine and Rams?
here, but this is also the THIRD time pretty sure since sept that some fantasy writer wrote this, sounding exactly like fantasy writers inputting what they think they’d do or what a coach should do rather than what’ll actually happen (or certainly at least what actually HAS happened, including after the other 2 times since sept. similar to duke johnson (HOU’s twice claimed since sept he’d be in for a “larger” role when DJ was healthy. of course this week he probably will actually do that if/when DJ misses it. on duke that was actually a team quote, NOT fantasy writer conjectures/hoping. NYJ never said anything about perine getting any more time (not that i’m saying i’d believe them anyway)
It was a beat writer, not a fantasy writer
ok, but fantasy writers/editors are the ones who choose which things to alert us to as to what teams/beat writers even say, and perine has been said by somebody then alerted us to it about him “getting more reps/starting job” now 3 times since sept. none of them proved true (at least yet). similar to duke johnson when DJ was playing. clearly the writers/editors input the ideas they want us to see, often influenced by what they themselves want to see happen. perine/duke not the same situation, pretty sure the duke stuff was put out there by the team 2-3 times and proved false. only thing i can remember seeing about NYJ putting out anything about RB’s all year on purpose was gase once claiming he’d “use bell more” which didn’t prove at all useful either (bell himself rebutted that in social media at around same time too)
Fulgham deal unless you really need an RB
Do you like aj brown or fuller more going forward? Ppr 12 man league
for dynasty this is def ajb.
Brown regardless of format
can get perriman on team 1, and meyers or perriman on team 2.
1. 12 team super flex keep 4:
QB: wentz, bridge, newton
RB (2): gio b (mixon still not practicing with this foot thing that he played through what 3 weeks ago and finished that game, it was oct 18th he finished that game that it was reported right after he injured his foot in and didn’t come out during that game), scott (sanders does sound back though), b.hill, breida (will play over patrick if he’s active this week probably), l.bell, duke jo (starting this week if DJ is out and that sounds likely so far), AAron jones
WR (3): thielen, adams, green, patrick, AB
TE (1): kelce, graham, goedert (both graham/goedert starting this week)
2 regular flexes
1 super flex
team D: WAS
IR (3): gaskin, p-will
guessing the drop is one of scott (but i’m hoarding all these RB since the value moves so damn often and i need guys that perform, and sanders already hurt twice, almost back), patrick (perriman seems upgrade now that he was finally used, and hamler is back, even with lock’s added throws lately), l.bell (but seems risky to drop from the upside of KC’s job if CEH gets hurt or they use heavy run script (something they don’t appear to want to do though)) or graham (but his targets are fairly solid). obv duke jo is the easy drop if/when DJ is back.
2. 2 QB dynasty 12 team half PPR. this is the one where the owner had offered perine + 2nd for mullens + 3rd, then pulled that off table since he believed that rotoworld blurb (funny since that’s the 3rd blurb like that since sept about supposedly perine becoming a starter with those reps, this is probably just fantasy writers writing about what “should” happen or what they think a coach will do, as real life hasn’t shown it to at all be the case). here i can add meyers or perriman (or wilkins actually). p-will in IR allowed hooper to be activated, but still have hyde/ingram in there that i can’t do anything still.
QB (2): aaron, mahomes, tannehill, mullens, haskin
RB (2): kamara, harris (sounds fine, chest thing and he practiced a bit today), dobbins, mckissic, scott, breida
WR (3): boyd, k.allen, thielen (at least i’m past the byes on these)
TE (1): j.smith, hooper
2 regular flexes
IR (10): hyde (he seems a drop even if he were to start this week maybe), ingram (not cool to keep holding this guy, but he’s probably too good to drop if gus the bus goes to the back when ingram’s back), bourne (probably a drop when he’s back since aiyuk is and deebo might not be far out), watkins (sounds back week 11), edelman, ertz, ekeler, penny, michel (probably a drop once back assuming harris retains role, which isn’t at all guaranteed)
so if i want to right now add anybody i’d have to drop 3/activate 2 from IR slots (including the one dropped for meyers or perriman if doing that); if i did that i could also move mullens (and the mullens spot probably next week becomes watkins)
1. I’d lose Graham, when would you ever start him?
2. Would just hold since you have to drop 3
1. i start graham probably half the time the last few weeks (notice no small amount of my RB’s aren’t actual starters but short term ones used while somebody else is out, and 2 flexes). but with goedert back and kelce obv in TE slot every week but this one yeah probably not as needed.
– it’s looking like carson is back before hyde (and maybe this week, and that game is late enough that somehow even if hyde beats carson back and plays i couldn’t wait and start him anyway) and hyde i only obtained when it appeared he’d be starting while carson was out so i’d guess he’s the first drop later
– if ingram is back this week along with sanders i’d guess scott gets dropped for ingram activated,
– breida probably has a max 2 more week shelf life for usefulness (albeit if he’s active this week he might start somewhere, harris gets BAL even if healthy); albeit gaskin could be out longer (but numerous reports are all making the assumption it’s close to 3 total weeks out, we’re on week 2 now)
Tua v Chargers or Tannehill v Colts
I’d go Tua but it’s a coin flip