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Houston. I hate to be the one, but you are not very good… And I know I can be a bit hyperbolic when it comes to making fun of Thursday Night Football, but honestly, why do we never get normal football? It’s either derp level 10 or a complete snore fest. And unfortunately, last night was the former, and I’m not even sure the Texans ever made it into field goal range the entire game. And you’re expanding this to Twitter for more exposure? So I can see all the dumb comments from New England fans in real time? Seems good. You know, I joked in last night’s live thread that Bill Belichick was enacting his “great strategy” to go undefeated during Brady’s absence, but he’s doing something much more dangerous than that. He’s giving the Boston media reason to start hyping 16-0. Oh god.

LeGarrette Blount24 CAR, 105 YDS, 4.4 AVG, 2 TD. I didn’t think it was possible for a team that doesn’t exist for about 98% of the general populace would have 0% of run defense, but here we are. I think it’s clear as ever that Blount is the guy. Until next week when James White is the guy. Which will never come if you actually believe it. So it’s all fake. Everything on their depth chart are lies. LIES.

Jacoby Brissett11/19, 103 YDS, 5.4 AVG, 72.9 RTG and 8 CAR, 48 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 1 TD. I’m sure Cleveland will be equally as clever in game planning for Cody Kessler. Right? Oh my god, Tom Brady comes back for Cleveland…

Julian Edelman4 REC, 38 YDS, 9.5 AVG. What a gameplan! Rookie quarterback with one week of preparation? Run the ball all night and get a little lucky on special teams and on defense? Genius!

Rob Gronkowski0 REC, 1 TGTS. So Belichick activated Gronk just to f*ck with everybody, right?

DeAndre Hopkins4 REC, 56 YDS. That’s how DeAndre do. Meh, that is. That’s how he do meh. Look, I’m still holding, but I’m starting to get a little worried that this whole Brock Lobster thing just isn’t working out.

Brock Osweiler24/41, 196 YDS, 4.8 AVG, 1 INT, 60.6 RTG and 1 CAR, 13 YDS. Osweiler looks easily confused and just generally not super good. So like 2015 Sam Bradford.

 

Final Thought

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Peak Belichick folks.

 

 

  1. Fleeced says:
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    Who should I start? 12 team PPR.

    Bortles or Carr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fleeced: Edge goes to Bortles, but it’s close.

  2. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    12 teamer, too early to drop jimmy graham to grab mccluster? start 2 RB, no flex, 3 WR
    QB brees/stafford
    RB yeldon/both PIT guys/both CHI guys
    WR hopkins/m.jones/hilton/cobb/tyrell W
    TE ebron/jimmy
    RES d.lewis

    also, you don’t appear to have ranked mccluster, which seems an accident. the fantasy pros guys (flitering out anybody ranked worse than 40th) has him far lower than i would’ve thought.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: A little too early. I’m all for adding him as a sleeper option (rankings might not have caught up to that news) but I’ll be honest, I’m still mulling it. I’m encouraging picking him up when it’s for a piece you don’t need, but hard to trust Ebron here.

  3. Big John says:
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    Why’d you mention the NFC South in an all AFC encounter…?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big John: My bad, was late and had a brainfart, thanks for the heads up!

  4. Brian says:
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    Unbelievable game cannot believe Pats are still a winning team without a QB they obviously have the smartest coaches in the game hands down. I just traded Melvin Gordon, Watkins and Henry for Marvin Jones and D. Hopkins so I am hopeful that this Osweiler project works itself out. I mean last year Hopkins didn’t have the best QB situations and still prevailed are you telling me that Oseweiler is worse than Hoyer ?

    TY

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Brian: hopkins has ALWAYS had bad QB’s thus far.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: I would agree with that, despite getting nauseous. I am too, because that’s a great trade for you I think.

  5. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    12 team PPR start 2 RB’s. hopefully none of these ever have to start but which two out of forsett/ajayi/mccluster.

  6. Nick says:
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    Ugh, as a Jet fan, I have plenty of reasons to despise NE…but really it comes down to Belichick & ‘the system’….they will haunt me until Belly retires! :( & Blount ran up nearly 23 pts against me, bad start to week 3

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Yeah, the system and Blount were in full force last night.

  7. Zandy says:
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    Drop Hogan for Britt, Anquan, Crowder, Rishard Matthews? std league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: For Matthews maybe… eh, or Boldin. Honestly, they are all mostly the same thing.

  8. Zandy says:
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    Brock OsOiler.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Haha! That’s a good one too. I’m going to add it to the Brock Lobster and Brock LOLweiler .

  9. OuchmyKP says:
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    Hey Jay, great read as always.

    If you were to target any two RB’s for a trade – who would you go after? Looking to improve my RB with a WR trade. Thank you.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OuchmyKP: Thanks! Probably Gurley/Jennings/L.Murray. Guys who don’t have the hype right now so you don’t overpay.

      • OuchmyKP says:
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        @Jay:

        Awesome, thanks Jay.

  10. Zandy says:
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    tweak on yesterday
    Floyd Jennings for Cooper Latavius? std league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I like this one. I’m high on Jennings, but I’m also really high on Murray.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: assume you like it with JGordon instead of Floyd too – if I give him both options

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Yeah, I’m okay with that. The hype is fading along with the hopes that the Browns can actually field a quarterback for more than four quarters.

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    Used my IDPs to snag McKinnon and others this week. But now I have to drop two guys to pick up some IDPs for the week. Who are the drops:

    R.Jennings
    Yeldon
    McKinnon
    Reddick
    Hurns
    Wallace

    Starters right now are: J.Jones, Jeffry, Benjamin, D.Johnson, Forte, D.Freeman

    0.5 PPR – 1 point per 10 yards receiving/rushing – 6 points per receiving/rushing TD – 3 point bonus for 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus for 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Ouch, those drops are unfortunate. I’d probably say Yeldon annnnnnnnnnnnd. Ugh. I have no clue. Probably Hurns or Mckinnon. Eh, Mckinnon, you have plenty of RB depth.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: yeah, I know. I put myself in this position to make some good claims, which worked. But now it’s a tough call. You think McKinnon, even though he is the “lead” back in Minny now? I was going Yeldon because he’s done nothing and Ivory is supposed to be back and was leaning Hurns or Wallace. Damn tough call.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah, I mean, it’s a great problem to have. Yeah, maybe Hurns then. I don’t think much of that situation, but I guess RB depth never hurts.

  12. Scott says:
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    My 2nd round DeAndre Hopkins picks is really working out…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: So is mine! Misery loves company.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: How shallow of a league do you need to be in to get DeAndre in the 2nd round?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I think he fell there in some 10 teams I’m in.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: I took him in the 1st! but at least my choice was him or peterson,,,,,,

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: haha, well, that isn’t depressing.

  13. TommyL says:
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    Hi Jay, PPR flex: R. Jennings or T. Sharpe? Thanks dude!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TommyL: Going Sharpe there, but it’s really close. It’s the PPR factor.

  14. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you flipp Cobb and Gio in .5 PPR for L Bell? Cobb is worrying me and Gio is pretty game script dependant and will never get the cheap tds

  15. Brian says:
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    Good morning Jay. Nice read. As a Patriots fan, yay!! As a football fan…meh, it was a pretty bad game.

    anyway…12 team league, 1 QB…Should I start Bortles or Tannehill?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Thanks man! I would go Tannehill here.

  16. Heat apologist says:
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    10 team PPR. Freeman for Cobb. Thought?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Heat apologist: Slightly Freeman, but the PPR makes it close.

  17. a bag of sand says:
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    Cobb or Fitz for ROS standard
    Thx

  18. a bag of sand says:
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    Gio B droppable in 10 team ppr league?
    Looking to pick up J Howard as a Langford owner and have no one else near droppable.
    Have Forte, McKinnon and Coleman otherwise at RB.
    Thx.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Not for Howard. I don’t think he looked good in preseason, so just keep an eye on him for now probably.

  19. BornTooLate says:
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    Need to start one RB and a Flex in 12 team PPR. Rashad Jennings, Riddick, Golden Tate, and V Cruz. Which two are you leaning toward? Thanks for the advice!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BornTooLate: Going Tate and Riddick there.

  20. a bag of sand says:
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    Give TY and J Hill for A Rob?
    no ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: I’d hold for now, unless it gets cheaper.

      • a bag of sand says:
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        @Jay: how about for brandin cooks? or do you view a rob to still have better ros value?

        • a bag of sand says:
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          @a bag of sand: as a point of reference, I also have L Murray, D Johnson, Charles at RB, and AJ, and Travis B at WR.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @a bag of sand: I think Hopkins will, yeah, but I am getting a little nervous.

  21. Josh-NYC says:
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    12 Team H2H 0.5 PPR , 2 keepers (that count as 2 rounds earlier than drafted)

    A) Would you trade my Devonta Freeman and Sammy Watkins for Mike Evans?
    B) Thoughts on holding Kevin White and Corey Coleman?

    QB: Brees
    WR: Jarvis Landry
    WR: Michael Floyd
    RB: Devonta Freeman
    RB: Ezekiel Elliot
    TE: Antonio Gates
    Flex: Theo Riddick
    Flex: Gio Bernard
    K: Adam Vinateri
    DEF: Bengals
    Bench: Kyle Rudolph (while Gates is probably out this week), Corey Coleman, Kevin White, Sammy Watkins, Devonta Booker, TJ Yeldon

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh-NYC: A) Eh, a little nervous how that leaves your RB situation. B) Yeah, holding both is fine.

  22. Toby says:
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    Hey Jay, someone dropped Barnidge in my league. I have Pitta at TE and Eiffert on the bench. Would you consider dropping one for Barnidge? If so, which one?

    As always, appreciate your infinite wisdom…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Toby: Pitta, but it’s close enough to where I think you can hold. I do have Pitta ranked higher this week, so I think that’s probably a hold.

  23. Bob the builder says:
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    Howdy Jay!

    Help!!

    I need some reassurance my week 3 isn’t completely in shambles.

    Here’s my roster:

    QB: Matt Ryan

    RB1: David Johnson
    RB2: Melvin Gordon

    WR1: Hopkins, 7 points last night meh
    WR2: Tajae sharpe
    WR3: here’s where I think I’m screwed, I put him in & got his 4.5 points yuck.

    FLEX: Sterling Shepard

    TE: Jason witten

    Kicker: Matt Bryant

    Defensive player: Barry church

    —————

    Here’s my opponents roster:

    QB: Newton

    RB1: forsett
    RB2: James starks

    WR1: John brown
    WR2; tavon Austin
    WR3: stills

    Flex: Jordan Reed

    TE: Olsen

    Defense; packers

    Kicker: went yesterday & was gostkowski.

    lol I need some good mojo!

    Also with Alshon listed at questionable, there’s no cutler, would you fire up any defensive player like I added church to tee up on the bears, oh & it’s in Dallas too

    • Bob the builder says:
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      @Bob the builder:

      Also- PS, start witten with no prob- or drop a bench guy for Tamme? Pitta is owned.

      I love sharpe’s matchup but also on my bench is Enunwa

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob the builder: Man, take all the mojo! I actually like your roster a lot more, here’s why. Your RB situation is light years ahead. Second, Their WRs are boom or bust, so that’s a lot of volatility right now. I like your chances.

  24. JimmyJackJames says:
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    With Watkins looking doubtful/hobbled, you like Michael Thomas vs Atl or Victor Cruz vs Wash to replace him in PPR?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JimmyJackJames: Hmm, I have Cruz, but it’s a coinflip.

  25. Zandy says:
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    last bench spot – kDixon who may be back next week or kDrake in case he breaks out?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Drake in case of a breakout.

  26. Rice says:
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    Hey Jay!

    0.5 PPR

    I’m deciding between Devonta and Sims in my flex spot. You have them 13 and 14 in your rankings.

    I’m starting Matt Ryan and Julio from the Falcons already (that matchup is so juicy on paper). Would you go all in and start Freeman? Or hedge a bit and go with Sims?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rice: Honestly, if I’m throwing in that many, might as well go all the way.

  27. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Witten or Pitta this week in a full point ppr? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Witten. Np!

  28. Brian says:
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    Jay,

    Trying my hardest to figite out your love for Jennings I read most of your post and notice you have a special thing for him. Please explain because dude hasn’t done nothing yet this year and to be honest Vareen looks better. I’m a giants fan and really disappointed in their running game so far.

    Ty

    • Jay

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      @Brian: Yeah, I think in the past 10 games before last week, he had been leading the NFL in yardage after first contact. I think the true test is this week. If he can’t take advantage of this matchup, or show that he’s a primary part of the gameplan, I’ll probably ease off a little.

  29. Jerry says:
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    Also wanted to ask, would you trade Michael Floyd and Spencer Ware for Cooper? I lost Keenan Allen. My other wrs are: AJ, Landry, Fuller, and Dorsett. My rbs are: Gio, DeMarco, Jennings, and Forte, besides Ware. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: I would, yes.

  30. The imp says:
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    David Johnson owner in 2rb no flex.
    Would you roster Ivory, Asiata or Chris Johnson as your RB4? I currently roster Ivory and I know it’s early to handcuff but DJ is never gonna sit…
    Thanks for the thoughts

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: Ivory for now, just in case.

      • the imp says:
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        @Jay: Gotcha on not handcuffing yet. Do you like Washington (DET) or McCluster (SD) any better for an upside RB4 over Ivory? McCluster does have a history with Wiz, but Ivory could dominate that JAX backfield.

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