After an eventful UFC card on Saturday night, the NFL decided to host some backyard brawling of their own. You really can’t blame the players for trying to stir up some excitement, ratings are down 20% in the NFL over the past two seasons. A.J. Green choked and slammed Jalen Ramsey and tried his best to ground and pound him. Later on, Jameis Winston got into a verbal spat with Marshon Lattimore and Mike Evans came out of nowhere and blindsided Lattimore. Is fighting immature? Maybe. Does the pettiness add a level of excitement? Hell yeah! Let’s get to the games.

Atlanta Falcons Vs. Carolina Panthers

When Cam Newton has played the role of game manager the past two weeks, its leading to very important divisional victories. If you started Newton, his 86 rushing yards and touchdown was your only saving grace. Curtis Samuel saw five targets, adding fuel to the conversation that he will be the biggest beneficiary of the Kelvin Benjamin trade. After two Stewart fumbles, Christian McCaffery took over the back field and scored an easy touchdown run.

Julio Jones had a nice day outside of dropping a wide-open touchdown catch. By wide-open, I mean WIDE-OPEN. Freeman out touched Tevin Coleman by a decent margin this week, but wasn’t able to score as many fantasy points as Coleman. Sanu didn’t have the most productive fantasy day, but he was able to find the end zone.

Denver Broncos Vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Future MVP, Carson Wentz put up four touchdowns on the former best defense in the league. The offense in Denver just isn’t good enough to keep the Denver D off of the field. I didn’t think that Jay Ajayi would get any more than 10 touches on Sunday, which he didn’t. But, the lack of touches didn’t stop him from having a good fantasy day. He may truly be a force for the rest of the season. Alshon Jeffery saw 11 targets and converted two scores. As I previously stated, Denver’s offense is flat out awful. Although, it was good to see Demaryous Thomas score his first touchdown in 13 games.

Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Leonard Fournette missed a team picture, and apparently that was enough to suspend him for a game. Chris Ivory took over the backfield and was able to gain over 100 all-purpose yards. I hope that I reached as many of you as I could about not starting T.J. Yeldon. Marquis Lee had a nice day and to my surprise, Blake Bortles isn’t terrible all of the time. Tyler Kroft made the most of his two targets and turned them into 79 yards in A.J. Green’s absence. Joe Mixon struggled to gain yards against a team who hasn’t performed very well against the run this season. Mixon did execute a nice touchdown run in the first half to salvage the day.

Baltimore Ravens Vs. Tennessee Titans

Alex Collins did get the lion’s share of the carries for Baltimore, but Javorious Allen had a much better fantasy day. Are you guys still having fun chasing the Baltimore backfield production? Just wait until they throw Danny Woodhead into the mix in a couple of weeks! Alex Collins should still be the one to own because Woodhead will be the passing down back upon his return. Jeremy Maclin saw 9 targets and caught 8 of them for 98 yards. Derrick Henry found the end zone for the Titans. Sunday was definitely the day where a lot of back up running backs outscored the starters. Corey Davis was quiet in his return, but Rishard Matthews was able to find the end zone against the stout Ravens passing defense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees had a pretty nice day, but Alvin Kamara was the star of this show. Kamara led the Saints in receiving while also picking up a touch down on the ground. I recommended starting Ted Ginn Jr., and I think it worked out for the best. He found the end zone and continues to be to this offense what I thought Willie Snead would be coming into the season. I think that Tampa has reached the point in the season where they should cut their losses and give Jameis Winston the rest of the season off. If Koetter hands the reigns to Fitzpatrick the rest of the season, Tampa will be able to avoid the current situation that Indianapolis is in with Andrew Luck. If you aren’t going to make the playoffs, don’t risk Jameis’ shoulder issue lingering into next season.

Indianapolis Colts Vs. Houston Texans

Tom Savage looked awful for the first 45 minutes of this game as he replaces Deshaun Watson for the rest of the season. Luckily, he has a guy named DeAndre Hopkins as a wide receiver. Hopkins can make catches that very few receivers in the game can make. Hopkins had a good day catching 6 balls for 86 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins saw a whopping 16 targets on Sunday. Will Fuller, as expected, was very quiet. Fuller’s value has diminished quite a bit now that the deep ball won’t be very prevalent going forward for the Texans. Marlon Mack ran the ball 9 times but was only able to gain 29 yards. T.Y. Hilton had a wonderful day at the office. He has these big games sometimes that make it very difficult to take him out of your line up.

Los Angeles Rams Vs. New York Giants

Have you seen Eli Manning’s remaining schedule? It’s very easy. In his final challenge before his easy stretch over the next five or so weeks, he was able to find the end zone twice. Evan Engram and Sterling Shephard led the way for New York’s receiving with 70 yards while Orleans Darkwa led the way for the Giants in the rushing department. Robert Woods was fantastic today and he was a big part of Jared Goff’s big day. Todd Gurley also found the end zone twice in a blowout.

Arizona Cardinals Vs. San Francisco 49ers

Adrian Peterson carried the ball 37 times for 159 yards on Sunday, but he was unable to find the end zone. That is pretty interesting considering that the Cardinals play again on Thursday. Larry Fitzgerald led Cardinals receivers with 5 catches for 70 yards. A 50% completion percentage and two touchdowns is probably Drew Stanton’s ceiling. Carlos Hyde had a big day catching the ball. Hyde brought in 9 catches for 84 yards probably due to Pierre Garcon’s absence.

Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Dallas Cowboys

Alex Smith is human! He finally threw his first interception of the season. Smith managed to have a good day when it was all said and done. He can thank Tyreek Hill for a mind-blowing run after catch to find the end zone as time expired in the first half. Dallas’ defense was able to keep Kareem Hunt quiet for the afternoon. Speaking of which, Kareem Hunt has been pretty quiet the past few weeks (chin-scratch emoji). Ezekiel Elliott found the end zone once again but Terrance Williams was the story on Dallas’ offense on Sunday. Williams had 9 catches for 141 yards thanks in part to Dez Bryant missing a couple of series late in the game after he was shaken up from a big hit.

Washington Redskins Vs. Seattle Seahawks

#BanKickers. Blair Walsh missed three field goals in the first half and is probably the reason that Seattle was never able to gain control of this game. Eddie Lacy left the game with a groin injury and Thomas Rawls took control of the backfield and looked pretty good. He had some decent runs and had a 22 yard catch. Doug Baldwin had a great game going for over 100 yards and a touchdown.

Rob Kelley, the most useless running back who gets an NFL paycheck found the end zone twice on Sunday. Kelley managed just 18 yards on 14 carries. You read that correctly. Vernon Davis is a TE1 while Jordan Reed is sidelined and maybe even after he comes back. Kirk Cousins has really built a connection with him and he was targeted 4 more times than any other pass catcher. It was nice to see Doctson truly involved in the game plan. Doctson made a great changing catch in the final moments of a must win game for Washington.

  1. Tittsburgh Feelers says:
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    Howdy man! It’s crazy week 9 is just about over! Season is flying by

    .5 PPR better stash : Rex Burkhead, or ty Montgomery? I own Aaron jones would Montgomery be the stash?
    I’m thinking maybe Burkhead would be more involved if hogan is out?

    My D has a bye (Philly) are you dropping them or holding them?
    Week 10 D’s are:

    – bengals D (@ Tennessee)

    – cowboys D (@ ATL)

    – chargers D (@ jax)

    – packers D (@ Chicago)

    – Dolphins D (@ Carolina)

    – Bucs D (vs jets)

    – skins D (vs Vikings)

    – saints D (@ Buffalo)

    – bears D (vs packers)

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Tittsburgh Feelers: I like Burkhead a lot going forward and I think New Orleans D is the play, you can drop Philly for them and feel good about it

      • Tittsburgh Feelers says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB:

        Thanks! I never rostered two D’s or multiple TEs. There’s two league mates who are hogging TEs 2 teams with three 6 friggin TEs off the board!! & two teams are rostering 2 D’s! Ludicrous

        The TEs that are rostered on those 2 Teams:

        Team A: Kelce, graham, ASJ

        Team B: Engram, Hooper & Olsen who he just added Sunday AM

        lol I’ve just been streaming

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @Tittsburgh Feelers: waste of roster spots. Only reason to roster 2 TEs is if you have Olsen

          • DC says:
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            @Unbreakable_MB: Really? You wouldn’t roster any 2 of Gronk, Kelce, Engram, Ertz, Graham, Olsen? Granted Hooper is a waste, but unless you don’t have a flex position in your league, you probably would take any of those guys.

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    love how ramsey thinks he can just walk off after shoving green to the ground post whistle like that’s all that’ll happen.

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      @The Harrow: and that doctson catch is the exact type that the NFL “officials” often get flat wrong and call it a non-catch. also that parker one handed grab near the end of the OAK @ MIA game they actually got right, i swear like 70% of the time they for no good reason rule those non catches (re: ASJ’s TD 2 weeks ago, z.miller’s TD last week when he broke his leg etc)

    • MB

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      @The Harrow: Ramsey is a big talker, obviously. This had to be going on for some time for Green to say screw it and go at him. The Doctson catch was beautiful. Didn’t catch the Parker play, my Sunday shows won my attention over watching Cutler play

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        @Unbreakable_MB: that’s probably better way to do it, as with the DVR powers you can just skip past all the commercials on football (instead i always watch a football game, even the SB about 30 minutes late, you get to dodge all the commercials that way too). ramsey is a big talker, but that GIF starts with him just throwing green on the ground post whistle (which is or should be illegal); even with the yapping being thrown to the ground with no penalty clearly worse. yeah shame deuce is over (for now), VP/curb still going, walking dead starting up too.

        -parker’s was a 1 handed grab high in the air, got one foot down, landed on his hip/ass barely in bounds, the 2nd foot didn’t touch anything till his body rolled out of bounds, ball never touched the 2nd hand, nor ground, nor bobbled. i was esp glad to see those 2 targets late in the game, as in previous set of downs he was grabbing slightly at his middle leg area, i wanted to make sure he actually finished the game, having owned him and/or traded for him just now across at least 3 spots.

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @The Harrow: I’d love for Parker to finish strong, he’s a beast and I want to keep recommending him for years to come. My wife and I are huge Curb fans. Same with VP. We are about a month behind on the Deuce but plan on knocking the rest out some weekend soon. It’s really good, but half hour comedies are so much more digestible after 7 straight hours of football, answering questions with actual thought behind them and the writing lol. There’s this new show on showtime called SMILF that started last night that definitely has potential. Obviously love Shameless, that started up again last night too. Walking dead usually is lowest priority but we still watch it every week around Tuesday. It’s still good but it’s been going on forever! I’m hoping for a big shake up to happen this year to keep me engaged.

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            @Unbreakable_MB: yeah, deuce much less easy to just watch while tired with a wife for sure than the comedies. i’ll look into that SMILF.

  3. Bob Cat says:
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    Morning man, half PPR league which RB to sell to acquire Antonio freaking brown?? Kareem hunt or Melvin Gordon? Comes down to which RB would you rather want ROS?

    My RBs are Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Adrian Peterson, Aaron jones, McKinnon, David Johnson hanging out on IR

    WRs on my team are a bunch of WR2’s not a true WR1: Keenan Allen who I like but hasn’t gotten the TDs this season if Ramsey is out week def helps Allen & the pass attack, Baldwin, tyreek hill, hogan he’s injured currently may miss week 10 week 11 iffy, Parker, fuller, Corey davis.

    – we start 3 WR but also have flex slot , could start 4 WRs or 3 RBs due to flex.

    – the AB owner approached me about a deal he’s worried about his RBs; he has CJ Anderson, Tevin Coleman, Crowell, Derrick Henry, he lost Dalvin Cook earlier in the season. Maybe with his Hilton going off yesterday he’ll be more inclined to get a deal done. Or should I hold Hunt & Gordon & maybe deal AP for Hilton? AP though man what a work horse yesterday not saying that’ll be like that every week but maybe they realized with no Palmer they NEED Adrian Peterson to be fed

    Chow for now!

  4. SH says:
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    MB that is a great recap, for someone who doesn’t get alot of time to watch the games. Quesstion in a 12 team dynasty PPR league. How would you rank the following WR’s in this format. Diggs, Thielen,W.Fuller and C.Davis.

    Thanks

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      @SH: thanks! I harp on Diggs all the time for taking plays off but he’s really talented. 1. Diggs-Thielen either/or , but probably Diggs 3. Corey Davis 4. Fuller. These are all close.

  5. What's A Drexl? says:
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    any hopes tj yates can throw long balls such that there’s much reason to hold fuller in redrafts (12 team ones i mean)? obv some value to hold in 14’s and up simply from not good options out there at all. maybe there’s an 8% chance HOU decides an attempt at winning is better than intentionally lame ducking as they save ad money on dodging kapernicking (the new definition), ah la ARI with stanton/gabbert, MIA with m.moore, DEN with anybody not named p.lynch (if healthy), GB sans rodgers, SF till lately etc.

    …. after reading tj yates vs savage’s draft grades yuck, just yuck, as we NOW have the better option for fuller, and getting “savaged” is probably the best we’ll see.

  6. Tony Montana says:
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    14 team, 0.50 PPR

    Would you prefer to trade away D Thomas (DEN) or J Landry (MIA)?

    My team’s in pretty solid shape record-wise and it hasn’t been fluky (I haven’t been catching opponents when they have a bunch of guys on bye etc), so I don’t necessarily need to gamble on upside to win; I can live with nice floor/low ceiling versus high ceiling/low floor.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Tony Montana: I’d hold onto Landry. DT is stuck in a bad situation

      • Tony Montana says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: Appreciate it! I’m in 1st place, 2nd place team just lost his QB and FA is super barren. Would you trade Stafford and D Thomas for AJ Green (I have Wilson as my starter so Stafford is simply a bench piece) or should I hang on to Stafford to put this other potential playoff team at a potentially larger disadvantage? Basically, is it still a point in the year where I need to prioritize strengthening my own team over (potentially) crippling an opponent?

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          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @Tony Montana: yeah anything can happen in football so my strategy is always strengthening my own team. Yes if you can get Green for that I would

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            @Unbreakable_MB: Makes sense. And there’s still enough time left in the season that it’s probably too soon to be thinking about crippling someone else. Appreciate the input!

  7. Jake says:
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    You talked me off the Yeldon ledge early Sunday I benched AJ Green for Ivory worked out well thanks man you have been solid this year offering great advice that has helped me a ton thanks man. Is Josh Doctson wortg my #1 waiver claim ? I got solid wr group and have been holding this spot in case a major RB injury happens and then use it for a position I really need. Just wanted to see if you think Doctson is going to be huge for the stretch run. Thanks again

    • MB

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      @Jake: glad to help! I appreciate the compliment. I think Doctson can emerge, but he has a ceiling. Cousins and Vernon Davis have been in a groove, but I think Doctson could be his second most targeted pass catcher going forward. I’d say yes.

  8. Big League choo says:
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    Which qb rest of season have only 4 moves left

    Watson got hurt after I traded away my other qb

    Eli, flacco, hundley, beathard, savage, Keenum, osweiler

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Big League choo: Eli, his schedule is #nice

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    2 QB and/or super flex leagues, better QB stash,
    NYG guy: geno/webb
    ARI: gabbert (it’s who i have now)
    HOU: yates

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      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @goodfold2: I think Yates

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        @Unbreakable_MB: yeah, makes sense. last year i had kaepernick stashed for a while then probably for a 1 week D dropped him right when he was signed (or was that 2 years back). this year got screwed losing hoyer/palmer, do have goff still.

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @goodfold2: oh damn! He had a couple nice weeks last year too, that sucks

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            @Unbreakable_MB: yep. i did just good enough to draft perine and nobody else (well m.williams too of course). couldn’t get any QB’s though this year, THIS coming up draft i’ll likely be bad enough to get one of those. did get mahomes in a 2 QB 12 team dynasty with pick 1.12 then kamara at 2.12 (lucky on the latter for sure)

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              @goodfold2: actually since i have gabbert AND TEN D (MIN off this week) yates and who’s 2nd best (could be hold gabbert, remember he’s on ARI now not SF) to yates. could stash 2 of them here.

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                @goodfold2: here’s roster 14 teamer. forgot also got oj howard (due to no QB’s i went highest/2nd highest WR, best RB at the time, best other player howard). standard with rushing/receiving yards worth less than most leagues relative to QB scoring, so even worse to not have a 2nd or more QB.
                QB goff/gabbert
                RB (2) hyde/breida/gurley/coleman/perine/woodhead
                WR (2) dez/green/parker/cooks/m.williams
                TE(1) walker/howard
                1 super flex
                IR palmer/dixon
                K lutz
                DEF MIN/TEN

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                  @goodfold2: oh snap, fitzmagic was dropped recently too, clearly it goes him/yates/somebody.

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                    @goodfold2: also 1 regular flex in this.

                    • MB

                      Unbreakable_MB says:
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                      @goodfold2: yeah I’d grab Fitz. I think there’s a chance Jameis doesn’t come back this year

  10. Jake says:
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    I have the #1 waiver claim and have been holding onto it for some time now just waiting for something big to happen. My record is 7-2 so I really am not forced to make a move but there are a few names out there worth mentioning I wanted to see if you felt like I should move on any of these guys. This is .5 PPR league my WR are very strong I have Dez, AJ Green, Baldwin and Fitz my RBs are Kamara, Ingram, J. White and Abdulla. The guys below are available 1 is a kicker as Goskowski got dropped last week I mention him because my kickers have sucked all year and this guy would offer consistency.

    Robert Woods
    Doctson
    Burkhead
    Goskowski

    Thanks man..

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Jake: your team is very solid, I’d go ahead and grab Gostkowski

  11. Jake says:
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    You a believer in Rawls or Clemente ? I am more intrigued by Rawls but just not sure he can stay on the field through the home stretch hes available aa well I am still leaning towards Goskowski just wanted to see if either of these 2 players changed your mind ? Thanks

    • MB

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      @Jake: Rawls is very intriguing, not sure I love the matchup this week though. Tough call. If you think you need an RB, grab him, I’d still grab Gostkowski

  12. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    standard dynasty. drop mack or morris for bye week wentz replacement? already have mckinnon/howard/aaron jones/drake as well. start only 1 RB and 1 RB/WR flex

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: I’d drop Mack, I’m guessing Elliott is getting suspended

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: oh never mind. Dynasty. Drop Morris. Keep Mack for dynasty

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: haha, funny as you and the other guy who answered this did same thing, his 2nd guess took longer than 2 minutes though. and he is on side that thinks it’s at least more likely zeke might not miss any time (or at least more than 50/50)

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