**VIDEO RELEASED BY ANIME DONKEY TEETH PRIOR TO WEEK 3**

There’s a lot of pressure on this week’s lede buy as he’ll have to follow up week two’s buy Najee Harris lede and week three’s buy James Robinson lede. Those are some big shoes to fill. And you know what they say about filling big shoes: it takes big feet, with big socks. Are you aware that Damien Harris wears size 27 shoes? Those are unconfirmed measurements based on the eye test—let’s call it size 27 plus or minus 16 sizes. But I’m not here to argue about exactly how large Harris’s feet are, all that matters is he can fill some shoes. After handling 39 carries over the first two weeks, the Patriots’ RB took only 6 handoffs against New Orleans, on his way to a piddly 14 rushing yards. Running the ball just wasn’t in the cards this week as the Patriots played from behind the entire contest against the Saints.  As we saw over the first couple of weeks, fantasy owners often overreact to one or two terrible games, so there’s likely a  buy-window cracking open for Harris in many leagues, and that window might actually open wider after the Pats face a tough Tampa run D in week 4, but it’s still worth sparking up trade talks now with James White is also injured. The volume and fantasy goodness may not return for another week but expect mid to high-end RB2 production for the rest of the season from Harris. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:

BUY

Chuba Hubbard – Captain Obvious here to tell you Christian McCaffrey’s backup is a good buy while CMC is sidelined “a few weeks” with his hamstring injury. 

Zack Moss – The will they won’t they of the Bills backfield is maddening. Moss handled 13 carries for 60 yards plus 3 catches for 31 and a touchdown this week while Singletary had only 11 carries for 36 yards. It’s hard to be confident starting either of these yahoos right now but Moss is available in a ton of leagues and should now be rostered to see if he can build on these past two weeks.

Allen Robinson – Well I hope nobody listened to my advice on streaming Justin Fields this week, yikes. But this has to be rock bottom for the Bears’ offense, right? Riiiiiight? Robinson has produced with some terrible QBs in the past so expect him to be fine regardless.

Odell Beckham Jr – OBJ is back! I think I might be the only Beckham fan left other than the futbol fans who think he’s related to David. But honestly, through the last three seasons, I never lost faith that Odell could return to WR1 territory. There’s currently very little competition for targets in Cleveland and he finally looks healthy. Expect WR2 numbers if he can stay on the field and there’s upside from there.

Kalif Raymond – It’s hard to ignore when a guy gets 10 targets. Raymond caught 6 of those 10 targets for 68 yards while Quintez Cephus only had 1 catch on 1 target for 8 yards. I’m not moving Raymond ahead of Cephus yet, but they’re close.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine – Who? The week 3 leading receiver for the Titans, obviously. A.J. Brown injured his hamstring so there’s some deep league intrigue with this second-year man out of Indiana.

Julio Jones – As mentioned one inch above, A.J. Brown’s hammy is hurty. Seems like it’s about time for Julio to go play down by the schoolyard with Tannehill. 

Tyreek Hill – Reek has followed up a monster week one with two blah performances. Maybe he can be pried away from an inpatient owner for a Keenan Allen type player plus a little sweetener.

Marquez Callaway – New Marquez in NOLA was dropped in tons of leagues after his slow start. This week’s 4 catches for 41 yards and a touchdown might get him kickstarted, he also led the team with 5 targets.

Kenny Golladay – Even on “limited snaps,” Golladay caught 4 of 5 targets for 64 yards. He’s just now settling in with Jones and the Giants offense. If he can stay healthy there’s huge upside for the rest of the season.

Pat Freiermuth – The Steelers rookie TE appears to already have surpassed Eric Ebron on the depth chart. Granted, Diontae Johnson was absent so the 5 targets Freiermuth saw this week might be an aberration, but still worth a dart throw in deeper leagues.

A.J. Green – I was heckled on Reddit for recommending Green as a buy last week. Fortunately Green is a big Redditor, so he saw all the doubters and used it as bulletin board material. At his age, he doesn’t have the same upside as an OBJ nor Golladay, but the man hasn’t forgotten how to excel in the NFL. Thinking he’ll be a somewhat inconsistent WR3 rest of the season.

Michael Carter – I must be on drugs recommending anyone in the Jets offense. Oooo a look, a unicorn! Seriously, the Jets look even worse than the Bears! But hey, running backs aren’t easy to find and I don’t think the Jets are quite this bad. Ringing endorsement, eh?

Corey Davis – Even if the Jets are THIS bad, Corey Davis should still be able to rack up garbage yardage in these come-from-behind games. Look for him to bounce back after he followed up the monster week one with two duds.

Javonte Williams – I’ve been listing the Broncos rookie back here every single week and in the early going this week it looked like it was game-on for Williams. Unfortunately for his owners, and fortunately for anyone looking to buy, he lost a fumble later in this one opening the door for more Melvin Gordon. But make no mistake, Javonte is coming sooner rather than later.

Myles Gaskin – I listed him as a very lukewarm buy last week and now he’s starting to heat up a little more as Gaskin was very active in the passing game with Brissett at QB. He totalled more than double Malcolm Brown’s touches even though Brown found the end zone.

Will Fuller – Fuller still seems like a bit of a forgotten man after serving the final game of his suspension and then missing week two with a personal issue. He saw 6 targets in his first game back and there should be plenty more where that came from.

Robert Woods – Will every week be Cooper Kupp week in the Los Angeles Stafford Era? It’s starting to feel that way. And now DeSean Jackson actually looks healthy for one game! We all know that isn’t going to last but the Woods owner in your league might be in full out panic mode. I have a hard time believing Woods isn’t going to at least produce WR3 numbers this year and there’s still a chance he makes his way back to WR2 territory.

O.J. Howard – Gronk down! Really, really do hate to see it. I know we all love Gronk but it’s next man up. Howard still has a ton of talent and Brady likes to use the tightest of ends.

SELL

Melvin Gordon – I don’t think Gordon is washed up but I do think Javonte Williams is the superior running back at this stage. As with most of these sells, don’t give Gordon away for half a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but if one of your league-mates believes he’s actually an RB2, then cash in.

Brandin Cooks – The Texans’ only good player is off to a scorching start. This might continue considering their lack of other options, but I’m always nervous about Cooks’ extensive concussion history. At this point, you need to get solid WR2 value in return for him to make it worth your while, but there’s a decent chance someone in your league will pay that price considering these early-season numbers.

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Eric
Eric
10 months ago

Hey Donkey,

12-team non PPR. Would you drop McKissic and/or Waddle for any of the following?

Beasley
Emmanuel Sanders
Fuller

Would be a fill-in bench guy / flex based on matchups. FYI I also have Josh Allen in this league ;)

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
10 months ago

You think Gesicki is a buy for 12tm .5 PPR leagues? I’m a Goedert owner

William Hung
William Hung
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

When will cartoon DT come out with a new video?

Grey
Admin
10 months ago

Will be sending this to your email, and by DM and will fly this over your house with an airplane banner:

Stop looking at men’s feet!!!

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
10 months ago
Reply to  Grey

DT! You just got Grey to show up on the football side?! Things just got real!

All the best in dealing with the big boss. You may need Son to step in and smooth things over.

Jolt

Grey
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Jolt In Flow

Guys, please cover your feet

Crime dog
Crime dog
10 months ago

Trade AJ Brown for Bob Woods and Javonte Williams? I’m also missing Jeudy and Dionte J.

toolshed
toolshed
10 months ago

Who do you like better ros latavius murray or moss? The ravens obviously are a run first team where the bills are not. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
10 months ago

12 team superflex league. Is Ben worth keeping on your bench or do I cut him? All starting qb are owned. He obviously would only be used as a bye week fill in since I use 2 other qb every week. Despite not doing much, he put up 14 points on my bench so in this format he is not completely dead to me. It it wasn’t obvious during the second half of last year, the steelers offense is not very good. Thanks

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
10 months ago
Reply to  toolshed

unless you have 4 or more QB starters i’d not be dropping starting QB’s in a super flex, esp if you already know “all starters are owned”. intentionally getting to 2 total QB’s sounds like an easy way to try to miss the playoffs.

Achilles
Achilles
10 months ago

1-2 Super Flex 12 Team 1 PPR

QB: Kyler, Teddy B
RB; CEH, Javonte
WR: Tyreek, Amari, C Kirk
TE: Kittle
Flex: C Patterson

Bench: Tua/Brissett — Jeudy, Laviska –AJ Dillon, S Michel

$49 FAAB Left. Shall I drop Laviska? If Yes, who shall I target from E Sanders, Renfrow, C Samuel — Barber, Rhamondre, Gio, Royce?

Achilles
Achilles
10 months ago

1 PPR 0.2 PPC

QB: Herbert
RB: Zeke, Najee
WR: Tyreek, Lockett, Pittman
TE: Higbee
Flex: J Waddle
Flex: R Moore
DST: BUF

Bench:
A Mattison, T Pollard, Tony Jones, Alex Collins, James White
Goedert

Hopefully Zeke+Goedert score 20 to help me go 3-0 here.

Waivers: $100 FAAB Left
QB: Carr, Cousins, S Darnold
WR: Robby Anderson, B Edwards, MVS, M Callaway, D Jackson, R Bateman, T Marshall
RB: P Barber, Gio, JJ Taylor

1) Shall I drop Alex Collins to add Cedrick Wilson / B Scott/ Quez Watkins/ Ertz before gamae tonight?

2) Who shall I target from waivers dropping Alex Collins? Hopefully White doesn’t miss much time. How much FAAB do you suggest?

Achilles
Achilles
10 months ago
Reply to  Achilles

Curtis Samuel available too,

Achilles
Achilles
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

I will drop A Collins for Anderson or Callaway. How much FAAB do you spend on Anderson?

Any interest in Barber , Gio, Royce , McNichols because of the lack of quality RB options. Should I drop Goedert for one of them ?

Also, Schultz , Knox, Ertz , Conklin are available in waivers.

Achilles
Achilles
10 months ago

If I can’t get Sanders, like any from Renfrow / Rhamondre/ Gio? Crazy to spend like 20% FAAB on Sanders? I have $49 left now.

Sansanto
Sansanto
10 months ago

Donkey, I’m in a 10-team PPR league.

What’s the waiver drop order between Damien Harris, Trey Sermon, and Brandon Aiyuk?

And whom among them would you drop for Chuba Hubbard, Peyton Barber, Tim Patrick, Kenrick Bourne, and Hunter Renfrow?

Thanks

Sansanto
Sansanto
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks Donkey!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
10 months ago

Dynasty std scoring, do you prefer Gainwell or Tony Jones long-term? Probably gonna have to drop one of them to cover bye weeks. This year isn’t as big of a deal for me.

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Is there an educated guess on why Woods appears to have a smaller role on the Stafford led Rams? Is Kupp that great of route-runner as the tv announcers/talking heads always claim? Watching the Bucs game he just appeared wide open constantly.

I have Woods in dynasty so I know he has been streaky to own, though that was largely a product of Goff having inconsistent games more than Woods.

I wanna believe in Woods, but its getting tough when Stafford is throwing 300+ yards 3+ TDs and Woods has like 34 yards.

Eric
Eric
10 months ago

Hey Donkey,

14-team PPR superflex. I lost Fitz in Week 1, so picked up Zach Wilson -_-

Would you drop him for Heinicke or Wentz? I can’t have more than two QBs on my team, so it’s not an option to grab someone else and bench Wilson until/if he comes around.

As a follow-up, would you start Zack Moss, Callaway or Robby Anderson over any of those QBs?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
10 months ago

Gronk is hurt? Didn’t he finish the game?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
10 months ago
Reply to  William Hung

he came back in the game, wasn’t even that long out. my guess is he wrote that in middle of the game. probably at worst cracked ribs, at best wind knocked out of him and sore ribs.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
10 months ago

that’s not fair, at worst it could easily be broken ribs etc with cortisone shot he’d have played through it probably. i was happy for like 10 minutes in 1 20 teamer dynasty where i have engram/maxx will/oj howard for 1 TE spot and eventually need to drop one of these.

Russowl
Russowl
10 months ago

10 team League with two extra bench spots and one extra utility 10 bonus points at 100 rushing, receiving, or passing yards

Is Josh Fields a hold as a backup quarterback to Jalen hurts or drop for

Tim patrick, Kenneth gainwell, AJ green, Hunter renfrow,R Moore , Mooney , shenault

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
10 months ago
Reply to  Russowl

he’s replied lately about 10 teamers and backup QB’s you need them very little at all, with hurts exactly you might want a better backup, but fields probably dropable anyway either for something like you have listed or a better backup.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
10 months ago

20 teamer PPR redraft.
QB: lawrence, d.jones
RB (2): moss, ekeler, j.patterson (WAS), j.jefferson (DET, inactive now back to back weeks), felton (WR, some return yardage points here, but not a ton, he did score almost 6 in week 3), carry-on (just in case he got usage, clearly worth a gamble here and i’m dropping now anyway)
WR (3): fuller, aj brown, van jeff, q.watkins, gab davis, d-rob
TE (1): fant (and irish JAX TE should be back by fant’s week 11 bye too)
1 flex
IR (10): mostert, hasty, c-sam, irish JAX TE, penny, n.harry, d.evans

won’t show IDP lineups here but lost top 5 LB (1st drafted IDP guy since he’s sick good) b-mart, out whole year now.

obviously can easily drop carry-on and at least one of j-jeff or j-patt.

1. what’s best order of these (outside of the LB’s which i’ll have to prioritize, adding one, there are some at least short term top 30-40 types out there or better): r.freeman, a.miller (i had him back when he was inactive, now the WR 2 at HOU), westbrook-ik (TEN), c.johnson (NYG), t-jo (TB, s.miller hurt, AB not back yet anyway)

2. drop d-rob/j.patterson (i’m already assuming carryon and j.jeff are drops, one of them for a LB) any of that group as well?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
10 months ago

throw crazy spelled (for a person used to latinate language) polish name SF fullback into here simply since he got 5 carries and a TD, but we’ve seen him before many years now.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
10 months ago

yikes just read about arnold traded to JAX, these other TE in FA: tremble (he should be an add in this league actually shortly with arnold gone and he looked like a far faster/smaller player in that CAR thurs game, i thought he was a RB backup at first on that 40ish yard catch), both HOU guys (p.brown disappeared since week 1 entirely), kroft, moreau, dissly

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

What’s up man? In PPR my Wr are McLaurin,Krupp, Chase Waddle, Shenault and R Moore. Is it safe to drop Shenault?
Thanks for the help man

JC
JC
10 months ago

Had my best week yet and am off to a 3-0 start as I try to defend my title. Weekly check up below for my team…1/2 PPR 12 teamer league. Play 2RB, 2 WR and one flex.
WW: E Sanders, Jakobi, Bournes, Osborn, Patrick, Renfroe.

Kyler
Carson, Gibson,
Adams, Mike Williams
Flex: one of OBJ, Claypool or Melvin Gordon
Hoch
IR: J Wilson
Bench: J White, Mike Carter, Latavius

1. Does White’s injury make him a drop or should I hold? Not sure the WW guys would crack my flex spot??
2. Hubbard is gone. Is there a “down the road” RB that you like that is not on most radar screens (like Jeff Wilson for example) Worried about RB depth

JC
JC
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks. All three RBs on teams already.
Available: Freeman, Abdullah, Bernard, T Johnson, Ahmed which is why I asked if I should just hold him. Pretty lackluster group.

Thanos
Thanos
10 months ago

Looking to buy Woods. .. Thoughts on Pittman and Z. Moss for Woods?
Current roster in 16 tm ppr
Rb- Cook, JT, Swift, Moss
Wr- M. Williams, AB, Pittman, Hardman
TE- Gronk

Thanos
Thanos
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Guy just sent me :

Woods , Michael Thomas, 4th rd next year

For Swift, Pittman

I like my RB stack right now. Thoughts?

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
10 months ago

Would you stick with this bench?
JWilliams
Gainwell
McKissic
JuJu
Mooney
AntBrown
Chark

Waivers:
Hubbard, Moss
ESanders, Patrick, Boyd, Beasley, Parker, Kirk, Kalif, Westbrook

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Appreciated

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Does SWatkins squeeze in to your preference?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
10 months ago

Should I be dropping Robby Anderson for Renfrow or E Sanders? Hahahaha, throw me off a bridge. I’ll leave the body-numbing debacle that is the Eagles offense/coaching/backfield/RPO/Hurts-braincramping for another day. I can’t take it. Donkey summoned.

Thanos
Thanos
10 months ago

Current roster in 16 tm ppr

Rb- Cook, JT, Swift, Moss
Wr- M. Williams, AB, Pittman, Hardman
TE- Gronk

Would you offer AB, Moss, Hardman

For Woods and Michael Thomas?

Ry
Ry
10 months ago

Current roster in 16 tm ppr

Rb- Cook, JT, Swift, Moss
Wr- M. Williams, AB, Pittman, Hardman
TE- Gronk

Would you offer AB, Moss, Hardman

For Woods and Michael Thomas?