**VIDEO RELEASED BY ANIME DONKEY TEETH PRIOR TO WEEK 5**

I watched my first boxing match on Saturday night since Conor McGregor “fought” Floyd Mayweather four years ago. I must say, the big dudes this weekend were quite entertaining. I especially enjoyed the theatrical entrances to the ring from Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury—it was like the movie 300 meets the Dave Chappelle’s Prince skit. Game. Blouses. But my goodness, Wilder was pummeled by the Gypsy King in that heavyweight bout. The only ones beat up worse than the Bronze Bomber this weekend were the New York Giants who lost Saquon Barkley to a nasty-looking sprained ankle, Daniel Jones to a concussion and Kenny Golladay to a hyperextended knee. But as the old saying goes: when one ankle swells to the size of a doggy door, another buy-window opens. Devontae Booker may only have a week or two in the limelight, but if Sunday was any indication (16 carries for 42 yards, 3 receptions for 16 yards and 2 touchdowns), Booker should see a heavy workload until Barkley is back and should be added everywhere. That’s not the only Giant buy this week, though. First-round rookie Kadarius Toney erupted for 189 receiving yards on 10 receptions. Captain Obvious here again to tell you Toney is worth a roster spot in your league. Yes, your league too. The kid might have catapulted himself into the alpha role for the Giants, which is a very fantasy-friendly role as they’ll be playing from behind often this year. Toney and Booker with be two of the top adds for week 6 with Toney possibly holding substantial value for the remainder of the year. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:

BUY

Darrel Williams – Somewhere between the lightning delay and the phantom roughing the QB call in the 4th quarter that cost me my fantasy matchup last night—I’m totally over it—the Chiefs lost Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a knee injury. I’m reading his absence could be anywhere from two weeks to the rest of the season depending on today’s MRI results. If it’s the former, Williams will be a nice plug and play for a couple of weeks, if it’s the latter then he could be a game-changer—like that ridiculous roughing the passer call!

Leonard Fournette – I told you 13 months ago that Fournette would be the guy in Tampa! Better late than never. I supposed that’s not really true if you owned him last year and not this year, like me. But you still might be able to trade for him at a reasonable price and it’s looking like he might be a high-end RB2 all year as Brady’s lead back.

Miles Sanders – Am I delusional recommending to buy Colonel Sanders right now? Possibly. But can his value get any lower at this point? The gravy is nowhere to be found. The Eagles have to start handing the ball off at some point, right? RIIIIIIIGHHHHT!?

Rhamondre Stevenson – Last week Anime Donkey and his scarecrow recommended buying Damien Harris as a three-eggplant buy (see above). Harris was a donkey hair away from two touchdowns. Unfortunately, Harris left the game with a rib injury putting his status for week 6 up in the air. Both Stevenson and Brandon Bolden are worth speculative adds, and this just might be the catalyst the rookie Stevenson needs to get his season kickstarted.

Khalil Herbert – I announced on last week’s Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast that I was adding Herbert for free in lieu of spending up for Damien Williams. In week 5 Herbert played 53% of the offensive snaps compared to Williams 48% while handling 18 carries versus Williams 16, making me look like Rainman. I can’t function in society on my own, but I can predict how one NFL team’s backfield might pan out for one week. Make sure to add Herbert.

Myles Gaskin – This week Gaskin caught 10 receptions with two receiving touchdowns and played 69% of the team’s offensive snaps—nice! He was probably dropped in a ton of leagues because he’s been objectively terrible. Maybe this gets him going.

Marquez Callaway – There’s the breakout we’ve been waiting for with Callaway seeing a team-high 8 targets and catching 2 touchdowns with Deonte Harris now dealing with a hamstring injury. In deeper leagues, Kenny Stills is also worth a look if Harris misses more time.

Amon-Ra St. Brown – The rookie has seen 8 targets each of the last two weeks while playing around 70% of offensive snaps. He’s suddenly looking like Jared Goff’s number one option and deserves a roster spot even in shallower leagues.

Geno Smith – Did you ever expect that in October 2021 you’d be reading an article written by a Donkey recommending that you add Geno Smith? Alas, here we are. It didn’t take a football scouting degree (not a thing) to tell Geno looked like a different player in relief of Russ on Thursday night. His poise and maturity were obvious,s and having Metcalf and Lockett at his disposal are nice perks too. Smith could be an every-week QB1 for the next month or so while Wilson is on the shelf.

Trevor Lawrence – My donkey sense is tingling about Lawrence for the rest of the season. The kid hasn’t had the easiest schedule to start the season (and his career) but he’s handled it well. Lawrence has 21 rushing attempts over the past three weeks with 2 rushing touchdowns—inject that straight into my veins. I expect QB1 numbers from here on out.

Dan Arnold – Two Jags in one buy segment! What’s happening!? Jacksonville traded for Arnold two weeks ago and they intend to use the big man. He caught 6 of 8 targets this week for 64 yards while playing 73% of offensive snaps. Look for more of the same moving forward.

 

SELL

D’Andre Swift – Someone in the comments last week asked what I made of ESPN speculating that the Lions backfield could take on a hot-hand approach moving forward. My response was that ESPN is really just stating the obvious with Jamaal Williams now handling double-digit carries for three consecutive weeks. Swift still has game-breaking potential and heavy usage in the pass game making him a very solid RB2, but he’s produced like an RB1 so far and there’s a chance someone in your league is willing to pay that price. I’d shop him extra aggressively in non-PPR formats where the production is likely to be inconsistent. 

Mike Evans – Will Evans’ touchdowns ever regress with Brady? It’s possible they don’t, but I think the smart play is to cash in now if you can manage a WR1 return off this strong start. A healthy Gronk will take some of those red zone looks and there’s sure to be a handful of weeks where Godwin and AB thrive while defenses take Evans away.

James Conner – Is anyone else getting tired of seeing their QB’s rushing touchdowns vultured by this scrub? He’s got 5 touchdowns in the past three weeks. Maybe someone in your league is buying that Conner is a solid RB2 rest of season (he isn’t).

 

  1. William Hung says:
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    12 tm .5 PPR league –

    As a Thielen owner, I must say that Thielen is a SELL!!! Was the expectation that he’d be phased out of the offense like this and be a TD dependent player?

    Also, is it time to give up on Waddle in favor of one of the WR waiver targets for this week? Figure Toney might be hard to get since I am 10/12 in priority, but maybe someone like Manny Sanders?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m going to stay away but Thielen might actually be a buy. The three targets this week will likely be an outlier…

      Definitely not giving up on Waddle but I had Sanders ranked one spot ahead of Waddle prior to this week, so yep I’d make that swap. Toney over both if possible though.

      • William Hung says:
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        CEH is expected to miss a few weeks, but latest news does not have it as a season ender. Early waiver wire move – is Darrel Williams a good add for my team? Right now my RBs are: J-Rob, CMC, Javonte, Damien Williams, and Chuba for the handcuff love.

        I also have Jeff Wilson Jr. on IR. Would Darrel be better than Chuba or Javonte or should I hold?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Anyone else you can drop? If not I’d lean toward holding.

          • William Hung says:
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            Full roster is:

            QB – Stafford
            WR – Jefferson, Thielen
            RB – J-Rob, CMC
            TE – Knox
            FLEX – Deebo
            K – Prater
            DEF – NE

            Bench:
            RB – Chuba, Javonte, Damien Williams
            WR – Antonio Brown, Waddle
            TE – Goedert
            IR – Jeff Wilson Jr., Michael Thomas

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Darrel over Waddle

  2. water boy says:
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    Howdy DT!

    So I just traded Damien Williams + claypool to get CEH a few days ago, I wasn’t expecting a monster game yesterday more so looking to get CEH for ROS. Now go figure CEH gets injured.

    However before the game I dropped Tyson Williams & added Darrel Williams. I also added K Herbert minutes prior to that bears game & watching that game Herbert looked good

    My RBs are now Dalvin cook (when will he actually play?), Damien Harris (dinged up), Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon, lat Murray , rhamondre Stevenson (next guy up for pats ?), k Herbert, Darrel Williams

    On IR I have Jeff Wilson & Bateman stashed.

    My WRs are Tyreek (injured his knee), mclaurin, AB, Corey Davis, jakobi Meyers

    My TE is Pitts & backup is gesicki

    QB lance & cousins , we start 1

    How slim of a shot to win do I have tonight? I’m up 23 pts, I still have lat Murray + IDP Bobby oreeka (spelling ? LB of colts). My opponent has Lamar Jackson. I think I’m toast but you never know I guess.

    Thanks man!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on your scoring. If QB passing TDs are only 4 points then I like your chances a lot. 6 point passing TDs then I’d put you as a slight underdog.

      • Water boy says:
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        6 pt passing , hopefully colts D has a huge game lol

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Good luck, I’m in a similar boat…

  3. Chet says:
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    Thanks, DT!

    What are your thoughts on David Njoku? The more I’m reading about him, the more excited I’m getting! Athletic freak! Is Mayfield going to continue throwing to him?

    Also, do you like Lawrence more than Lance ROS?

    Thanks, again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ve been in on Njoku before (he looked great a couple years back on hard knocks) and he definitely is an athletic freak. My concern is they run a lot in the first place plus they still have Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant so the floor is non-existant.

      Lawrence vs. Lance is pretty much a coin flip to me. I’ll give the slight edge to Lance.

      No problem!

  4. Willie Beamen says:
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    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but Kadarius Toney has the talent to be a legitimate “league winner.” It’s tough to envision him not becoming a star after the past two weeks. Especially in New York. Hoping he turns in a 1,000 yard total this season as the waiver wire pickup of the year!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yep, he’s really surprised me…I didn’t expect him to do a ton in the NFL.

  5. Which one should I drop to pick-up Kadarius Toney ? Robby Anderson, Waddle , Marvin Jones Jr. or Laviska Shenault Jr. ?

    I was leaning Robby Anderson, who is averaging 35 yards per game on 12 catches & one TD, but he lead the Panthers with 95 receptions for 1,096 yards last season.

    Waddle is not making much of his chances yet, but he is a rookie and Tua has been out.

    I think Marvin Jones Jr. or Laviska Shenault Jr. are not getting balls thrown to them and just need more looks their way.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Think Marvin Jones is actually the odd man out for me at this point but they’re all pretty close…

  6. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Donk!

    This is looking ahead a bit, so my apologies if this question is too tough to answer. I

    n Week 9 my RB situation is going to be rough with Swift, Gio, & RoJo all on a buy. I have Khalil Herbert, who may or may not be playable for that week. Do you think any of Rhomndre, Ty Johnson, Bolden, or even taking the PPR play of Kyle Juszczyk is worth stashing now since my player pool is super thin at RB?

    I’d have to cut someone like; KJ Osborn, RoJo, Elijah Moore to add one of them.

    Thanks man!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yeah that’s a bit far out on the horizon, a lot will change by then. Swapping Moore out for Stevenson seems like a good move right now though.

      No problem!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        Thanks DT!

        I love Elijah Moore’s upside, but it feels like he will be very limited until Wilson starts to figure things out on a consistent basis.

        My WR core is deep at least: McLaurin, Jakobi, Corey Davis, Toney, Robby Anderson, Rondale, E Moore, KJ Osborn & Jeudy + Gallup on the IR.

        Feels like Stevenson is a better stash to me too!

        Thanks again, DT!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem, good luck!

  7. Beastman says:
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    Hey DT (I hope you don’t mind the abbreviation, it’s late). PPR keeper league, you taking $10 Michael Carter or $29 DaVonta Smith?

  8. jason batteiger says:
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    wow, who’d have thought gruden was that big of a piece of shit…. except really anybody that heard him talk for a bit. and in further surprise he sent all those emails to somebody hired that that other large POS owner of WAS, who of course’s job is completely intact (likely only since he gave up the emails and got compensated by allowing his job to remain intact). meanwhile groping drunken possibly underage women on camera still keeps you your job (for at least a week). for reference on how you’re viewed women, see here. same country where there’s no equal rights amendment for women (it was defeated by women numerous times in amurica), and women got to vote after ex-slaves got to.

  9. Chris says:
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    Trade help.

    I am in a ten-team, standard scoring, short bench, and need a QB. A 1-4 league mate has Brady and Allen and I want to get Brady (who rides his bench).

    I have:

    Carr
    A. Jones
    D. Cook
    T. McLaurin
    Mike WIlliams
    N Fant
    D. WIlliams
    dst
    k

    A. Mattison
    Chris Carson
    R. Woods
    DJ Moore
    Chris Godwin

    What’s a fair offer ?
    This guy is starting B. Cooks, M . Sanders, T. Lockett, Mixon, and Zeke and not doing well.

    Thanks!

  10. William says:
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    Would you rather for benchmob: (PPR)

    CDavis
    Toney
    Calloway

    Would you rather: (Flex option)
    Damien Williams
    Booker
    Stevenson

  11. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    20 teamer PPR redraft:

    QB (1): murray, d.jones
    RB (2): moss, ekeler, booker (yep these are the kinds of leagues where he was best option BEFORE week 5, and sometimes you get lucky), roundtree, ty -will (dropped and i obtained when i saw he was active, dropping a.wilson), felton (WR, some return points here, he’s scored like 6 before from that)
    WR (3): aj brown, van jeff, q.watkins, c.samuel (he’ll be replaced when he gets tagged), j.reynolds
    TE (1): fant
    1 flex
    IR (10): penny, mostert, hasty, irish JAX TE, fuller, d.evans

    so i got felton and j.reynolds to drop, but for which order of these: g.everett (need a backup TE, been owning/dropping variety of guys), agnew, c.moore (practive squader goes nuts, might still be on practice squad week 6 though), c.conley, d.carter (WAS), parham

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      through p-will in there, i just noticed how many targets he had. meanwhile a.wilson had the same almost none he usually gets.

  12. Roma pizza of Stuart says:
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    What is going to happen to Marlon Mack when is getting traded and where the hell is he going

    • The Harrow says:
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      possibly KC, but no guarantee he’s traded at all.

  13. Eric says:
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    Hey Donkey,

    14-team superflex. Do I stick with Heinicke vs. KC in the superflex or do I go with Zack Moss @ TEN?

    Thanks!

  14. Achilles says:
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    RB- Javonte , Dillon
    WR – Tyreek, Amari, E Sanders
    TE – Conklin
    Flex – Laviska

    Just $13 FAAB left. Shall I drop Conklin and C Kirk to add any from
    TE – H Henry, Dan Arnold, RSJ, Engram
    RB – Gio, Rhamondre, Bolden, M Mack
    WR – Amon RS Brown ?

    Spend all the FAAB on H Henry? 1 PPR 2-3 Team

  15. Achilles says:
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    1 PPR 0.2 PPC 5-0

    QB: Herbert
    RB: Zeke, N Harris
    WR: Tyreek, Lockett, Pittman
    TE: Higbee
    Flex : Damien Williams
    Flex: Waddle
    DST: ARZ

    Bench:
    A Mattison, T Pollard, S Perine
    Mecole, R Moore, R Bateman

    Waivers: $85 FAAB Left.

    DST: LAR, BUF, GBP, CAR, MIA
    WR: M Callaway, Van Jefferson
    RB: Mckinnon, C Evans

    Who shall I drop or add please ? Can target LAR or BUF Defenses. I regret dropping BUF for ARZ last week. Unsure about any other RB/WR moves

  16. Will E Yum says:
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    When do I dump Damien Williams (tough match ups to bye when Monty likely returns) to create room for Jeff Wilson… or is Stevenson a better stash…. or just hold for now?

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