I was recently bestowed with the duty, nay, the honor of hosting our annual fantasy football auction draft at my home. For this momentous occasion I would spare no expense. I dashed out to the store and purchased a beautiful new deep fryer for our many draft day frying needs.

It was a splendid purchase for a glorious day. We fried fish, mozzarella sticks, mini wieners covered in puff pastry, mushrooms, pizza rolls, pickles (spears not the inferior pickle chips), cheese curds, mac n cheese bites; you name it, we fried it!

I was so elated with my brilliant fryer acquisition that I was blind to the future deep fryer backlash rapidly approaching. First, the unavoidable stomach ache from pounds of random fried foods and the numerous visits to my porcelain throne the next day; yes, this fryer post-effect was to be expected and accepted.

But then the greasy fryer oil stench encasing my garage for days to come, this I did not anticipate. Next, there’s the matter of fryer oil disposal. Did you know skunks like heavily used fryer oil? Well they do! Note to the reader: Do not dispose of used fryer oil on the brush pile in your fire pit unless you want a pack of crazed skunks digging holes in your yard.

The point is, we can’t get too enamored with our purchases in real life or in fantasy football. We must consider the opportunity cost of what we’re giving up, what else we might be able to acquire and the possible repercussions of these acquisitions. What might seem like a great purchase today could leave us with  a yard full of skunk holes and an unhappy girlfriend tomorrow. This must be a burden we’re willing to bear as we tread the path to fantasy football glory!

BUY

James Conner – Jimmy C needs to be owned in every league right now. Hurry, go pick him up, I’ll wait! Unlikely as it seems, if Le’Veon Bell chooses to sit out several games to start the year, Conner could fall seamlessly into an RB1 workload to begin the season. Even if Bell reports to camp in the next couple days, Conner should still be a very strong play for week 1.

Geronimo Allison – The Packers have denied shopping Randall Cobb, but nobody believes them. At this point we do have to assume Cobb is staying put, but he’s very injury prone and Rodgers already seems to enjoy the pow wow with Chief Geronimo. If anyone can support three useful fantasy receivers it’s A-A-ron.

Sony Michel – Sony’s fantasy demand has fallen harder than Playstation 2 once XBox came out. People are quick to forget the Patriots spent a first round draft pick on Michel. He’ll have a rapidly growing role as the season moves forward and could be a real difference maker. Act now, the buy window is quickly closing.

Peyton Barber – Ronde and Tiki’s long lost cousin (completely made that up, but it sounds believable), has been gaining steam all the way up to the finish line of draft season. If your league drafted early, the hair trimmer was likely taken in the late rounds. It’s worth sniffing around to see the attachment level of his owner.

Kerryon Johnson – The presence of vulture Blount and hands Riddick have suppressed My Wayward Son’s preseason hype. Remember, the Lions moved up to draft Kerryon much like the Saints did for Kamara in the previous draft. Sure, the Detroit backfield could continue to be a headache, but the upside is undeniable. If his owner is willing to let you touch the Johnson at a reasonable price, get handsy.

Phillip Lindsay – Yes, I’m actually recommending the Broncos’ unknown number three running back. The one they call Tasmanian Devil impressed in the preseason, eventually getting work with starters in the week three dress rehearsal and then receiving an unexpected night off for the fourth preseason game as he’d already made the team: no small feat for an undrafted rookie running back. Currently Lindsay is only a deeper PPR league recommendation, but there’s a chance he’s already the third down back in Denver meaning the stock will soon be rising.

Marlon Mack Jordan Wilkins is the Colts running back my podcast co-host, B_Don, has been touting since the NFL draft. Little did we know by early September some people would actually be drafting Wilkins ahead of Marlon Mack! Now, I don’t know if Marlon-man is actually good but once he gets healthy I expect Mack to get every chance at the number one job in Indy. You might be able to land him for next to nothing right now.

John Brown – This may come as a surprise, but Donkey Teeth is no sickle cell expert; however, word on the street is Smokey Brown’s condition was exacerbated by the Arizona climate. I’ve also read numerous reports of Brown being a standout in Ravens camp. He went undrafted in tons of fantasy leagues; scoop him up if you have space.

Tre’Quan Smith – DJ Moore and Michael Gallup are the rookie receivers everyone’s talking about this draft season, but don’t sleep on Quan. The third round rookie out of UCF only has to battle with 33 year old Ted Ginn, 37 year old Ben Watson and mediocre Cam Meredith for targets behind Micheal Thomas. Don’t forget the fantastic rookie season Thomas put together with Brees only two seasons ago.

SELL

LeSean McCoy – Real games haven’t even begun yet, so I can’t recommend selling anyone too aggressively. However, Shady is one player I’d be looking to get out from under at first chance. I have no clue if he’ll be suspended, but the risk is very real; the commissioner can pretty much do whatever the hell he wants. Add to this a terrible offensive line and Nathan Peterman at QB…GET OUT! I wouldn’t sell Shady for a used copy of Who is Grey Albright?, but if you kick in some mustache oil and skunk poison then you have my attention!

That wraps it up for this edition of Buy/Sell. This will be a bi-weekly column throughout the season. Feel free to hit me up with any trade or add/drop questions or ideas for solving my skunk issues in the comments. Now let’s watch some football!

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  1. Scott says:
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    Who would you rather take a shot on: John Brown or trequan smith? Thanls

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Scott: John Brown for me right now but monitor Tre’Quan closely

  2. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    John Brown for me right now but monitor Tre’Quan closely

  3. KB says:
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    Jaylen Samuels interesting to you? He’s behind Conner on the PIT depth chart but has TE designation on some platforms. Worth a shot in 12 team leagues?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @KB: I noticed the TE eligibility in Yahoo and its very intriguing. It depends who you’re dropping, but there’s likely other players in the pool I’d rather spend the roster spot on right now unless you have huge benches.

      That said, if we find out that Leveon isn’t showing up for 10 weeks then I’d be all over Samuels. It never hurts to get out ahead of the curve if you have a gut feeling.

  4. Alex says:
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    Start Connor or mixon in a 1/2 ppr league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Alex: Mixon for me

  5. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    @KB: I noticed the TE eligibility in Yahoo and its very intriguing. It depends who you’re dropping, but there’s likely other players in the pool I’d rather spend the roster spot on right now unless you have huge benches.

    That said, if we find out that Leveon isn’t showing up for 10 weeks then I’d be all over Samuels. It never hurts to get out ahead of the curve if you have a gut feeling.

  6. Ian says:
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    Great article! Time of the year l let go the WRONG player to get the edge on my dynasty team. Had to let auto draft pick my remaining players this year. Left with:
    Garoppolo Trubisky
    Mike Thomas, Amari Cooper, Corey Davis, Stills, Cobb
    Kamara , Jordan Howard ,Peyton Barber, Tevin Coleman
    OJ Howard, Jared Cook
    Zuerlein
    Jacksonville, Carolina
    On waivers there’s Penny, R Seals Jones, Winston Gallup,, Wilkins, Anthony Miller, John Ross, Jameis Winston.
    Don’t want too wait too long on anyone. Kind of new to this and wondering if you recognize any dynasty gold there that I could drop someone right now for?
    Any kind of advice would be great! Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Ian: Thanks!

      How many teams? Seems shallow, those are some good young players who probably shouldn’t be available in a dynasty league. I’d roster Penny, Miller, Gallup and Wilkins in that order.

      Since you have the Jags D I’d say ditch Carolina for Penny.

      Seems like you can grab a back up QB anytime so I’d ditch Turbisky for Miller.

      You can probably also ditch a TE (I’d keep Howard but no strong preference really) for Gallup.

      Good luck

  7. Bob says:
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    With shady being a sell, do you like ivory as a bench stash or ty Montgomery better. Shady has the mileage and legal issue, but buffalo looks to be bad. Nobody knows how the gb backfield will unfold. Not sure what Montgomery role is. .5 ppr. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Bob: I agree about Buffalo being bad and I won’t be super excited about Ivory if Shady is out. I’d take the flyer on Montgomery, but you’re probably moving on from him once the next hot thing comes along anyway.

  8. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Which two bench RB do you like best in standard non ppr?

    Kerryon Johnson
    G Bernanrd (Mixon is my RB 1)
    S Michael
    J Connor

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Wacha Wacha: Kerryon and Sony for me. If word comes out that Leveon is holding out multiple weeks then Conner would bump Sony.

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who do you prefer among Brown, Ross and Godwin in 1/2 PPR? I’m especially interested in who’s likely to have a fast start and allow me to trade them or one of my other WR, as I usually only start 2 WR in this league and already have 3 monsters and a solid 4th. I’m kinda leaning Ross because of that Indy matchup but could be talked out of it.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Steve Stevenson: It’s John Brown for me. I actually like Godwin more than Ross but both do have breakout potential.

  10. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    14 team dynasty super flex AND rushing/receiving yards further weakened by only being worth 1 pt per 15, rather than 10, so half demotion to RB/WR/TE vs QB’s. standard as well, so QB’s are king. in past years i had a variety of backups that may have played that aren’t now (foles till he went to KC and never played a main one), guys that retired (palmer) and i nabbed goff a few years ago. this year i made sure to get as many QB’s as possible (it turned out to ONLY be the BUF guys though, even with a 1st round pick for allen). a lot of my WR lost value over the offseason too (dez, cooks, parker)
    QB goff
    RB (2) gurley, hyde
    WR (2) cooks, green
    TE (1) walker
    regular flex: coleman
    super flex: peterman (or breida or m.will LAC)
    BN guys:
    QB: allen
    RB: breida, j.kelly
    WR: m.williams, parker, dez, j.washington
    TE: OJ
    IR guice (was able to obtain the 2nd best RB in this year’s draft due to injury he was cheap (2nd round)

    1. hard to trust super flex rankings as i can’t input my exact settings, peterman or breida or m.will this week?
    2. hold j.washington or drop for one of these: richardson, kirk, ginn, allison, a.wilson, grant, b.marshall at WR or one of these RB’s: samuels, t.austin, hines, j.allen, hill, dixon? if/when parker and/or dez are healthy/on roster i’d probably rather have 6 RB than 6 WR in this league due to standardness. the TE thing doesn’t much help me in yahoo here with samuels (UNLESS he ends up as the PIT starter, THEN it most certainly would)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Yr Never Too Old For Balloons: 1. I think starting Peterman is the right move in that league
      2. Tough one. I like Washington a lot so would lean hold but Kirk’s upside really isn’t all that different. Samuels is worth a shot at this point with all the Bell uncertainty…wouldnt blame you for making that move

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Yr Never Too Old For Balloons: I felt the obligation to come back and apologize for the Peterman advice…brutal, just brutal.

      Generally if you can start a QB at superflex I’d say its a good idea…unless it’s Nate Peterman of course.

      Better luck with Josh Allen.

  11. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team half PPR 2 QB dynasty. michel able to be put in IR slot (have 2), 3 moves per week any move made tonight counts for week 1 (have no other week 1 moves used). daily FAAB (zero bids exist)
    QB: rodgers, tyrod, mahomes, foles, rosen
    RB (2): burkhead, kamara, ingram, ekeler
    WR (3): jordy, k.allen, thielen, d-jax, ross, edelman
    TE (1): ertz
    IR: m.lee, michel
    K: KC kicker

    who’s best add (could leave michel in IR slot for now, so depending on usage next week i could even start this player next week): t.will (LAC, hard to believe he’s not owned here, i could’ve grabbed him over j.ross, holy crap ross just TD’ed on the exact kind of play you’d not expect from him), j.brown, grant, a.wilson, clement, samuels, and a good amount of RB’s that COULD obtain value later today IF somebody gets hurt (jac rodgers, kelley, ivory, j.allen) but i’ll assume they aren’t the guy unless somebody DOES get hurt.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Its John Brown for me…he might immediately be your WR3

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: yeldon might be the easy answer here, just saw the fournette thing.he won’t be free though.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I did see Fournette walking off at least but definitely worth monitoring…hammy injuries almost always linger

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Donkey Teeth: 2 flexes here as well.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Donkey Teeth: newer report fournette doesn’t sound that badly. meanwhile j.ross got lucky as shit to get any decen pts, seemed barely used. so adding j.brown (possibly even to drop j.ross later if/when michel is installed in offense) might be a good idea. ekeler did on BN get some good points, nice to see him have that much stand alone value. t.will isn’t getting shit done (lucky to have gotten a TD)

  12. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 team PPR with full 10 return yards per point (same as scrimmage). i was intending on targeting one of cohen/lockett (supposedly both punt and kick, lockett for sure is) and/or crowder (not all the time, but some returns). problem was i wanted to make sure it got one of wentz/luck, and then right after i did that i thought i could sneak in my only early TE draft pick of the year with walker, then lockett/cohen/crowder all went in the next 4 picks. now i’m left with no TE at all nor no useful returner.

    QB (1) mariota/wentz
    RB (2) barkley (broke a big one but if not that would’ve been ugly), royce (MF’ing timeshare), ajayi, coleman, clement (handcuff), booker (thought he was handcuff, will attempt drop for either lindsey or possibly a backup TE in 2 nights if we’re sure walker is gone all year)
    WR (2) k.allen, fitz, cobb, hurns, callaway (was ridley, i dropped after that ATL game where he wasn’t used, also callaway COULD’VE been a return guy, wasn’t, clearly he’s a drop now)
    TE (1) walker
    1 flex (R/W/T)
    IR (1) jeffery
    kicker: prater
    DEF: BAL

    1. this look like good order to drop callaway for one of these: grant, brown (BAL), dede (like i thought, eventually used more than cole), ginn, j.grant MIA (27.2 points this week from returns AND some actual catches)

    2. drop hurns for a 2nd of these?

    3. best order for either dropping walker himself (if it’s pretty sure he’s gone a long time, which sounds likely) or dropping somebody else (i’m making so many WW claims here it’s very likely i’m not winning all these guys): dissly, j.smith (walker’s replacement), watson, ebron, hooper, gesicki, willson?

    4. doesn’t sound like i should be holding mariota here (he’s vs HOU and with the rest of my team it doesn’t sound like i have room for 3 QB’s to wait for mariota AND wentz), so drop him for which of (week 2’s matchups, WW’s go off monday night late (3 AM ish tuesday))
    keenum vs OAK
    flacco @ CIN
    eli @ DAL
    fitz vs PHI
    this sounds like an easy keenum. wentz might also be back week 2 anyway.

    5. RB replacement order for booker: lindsay, yeldon, hines, murphy BUF (20.5 pts from returns mostly, and THAT team is going to be getting a TON of those all year)

    6. and i’m guessing since i just lost a pretty high drafted starter (walker) i should make my top claim the TE replacement here? likely followed by callway replacement or booker replacement (or reverse these 2), then QB this week, then WR hurns replacement.

    hopefully we get news that walker is out all year early (like in the next 52 hours) IF he’s going to be out long, so i can replace whatever positions i’m dropping for like positions, it makes WW claims MUCH easier.

  13. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 team PPR with full 10 return yards per point (same as scrimmage). i was intending on targeting one of cohen/lockett (supposedly both punt and kick, lockett for sure is) and/or crowder (not all the time, but some returns). problem was i wanted to make sure it got one of wentz/luck, and then right after i did that i thought i could sneak in my only early TE draft pick of the year with walker, then lockett/cohen/crowder all went in the next 4 picks. now i’m left with no TE at all nor no useful returner.

    QB (1) mariota/wentz
    RB (2) barkley (broke a big one but if not that would’ve been ugly), royce (MF’ing timeshare), ajayi, coleman, clement (handcuff), booker (thought he was handcuff, will attempt drop for either lindsey or possibly a backup TE in 2 nights if we’re sure walker is gone all year)
    WR (2) k.allen, fitz, cobb, hurns, callaway (was ridley, i dropped after that ATL game where he wasn’t used, also callaway COULD’VE been a return guy, wasn’t, clearly he’s a drop now)
    TE (1) walker
    1 flex (R/W/T)
    IR (1) jeffery
    kicker: prater
    DEF: BAL

    1. this look like good order to drop callaway for one of these: grant, brown (BAL), dede (like i thought, eventually used more than cole), ginn, j.grant MIA (27.2 points this week from returns AND some actual catches)

    2. drop hurns for a 2nd of these?

    3. best order for either dropping walker himself (if it’s pretty sure he’s gone a long time, which sounds likely) or dropping somebody else (i’m making so many WW claims here it’s very likely i’m not winning all these guys): dissly, j.smith (walker’s replacement), watson, ebron, hooper, gesicki, willson?

    4. doesn’t sound like i should be holding mariota here (he’s vs HOU and with the rest of my team it doesn’t sound like i have room for 3 QB’s to wait for mariota AND wentz), so drop him for which of (week 2’s matchups, WW’s go off monday night late (3 AM ish tuesday))
    keenum vs OAK
    flacco @ CIN
    eli @ DAL
    fitz vs PHI
    this sounds like an easy keenum. wentz might also be back week 2 anyway.

    5. RB replacement order for booker: lindsay, yeldon, hines, murphy BUF (20.5 pts from returns mostly, and THAT team is going to be getting a TON of those all year)

    6. and i’m guessing since i just lost a pretty high drafted starter (walker) i should make my top claim the TE replacement here? likely followed by callway replacement or booker replacement (or reverse these 2), then QB this week, then WR hurns replacement.

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @Better Call Limehouse: hines didn’t get the returns i thought possible he’d get.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Better Call Limehouse: 1-2. I rank em Brown, Grant, Dede, Hurns right now but no issue with your order either
      3. Not great options. I rank em Watson, Ebron, Gesicki (upside), Hooper
      4. Good with Keenum, Eli 2nd choice
      5. Looks good
      6. Lindsay would be my top priority, then WRs, then TEs since they’re unexciting…

      Good luck!

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: and QB’s last, as 1. it’s a one week problem probably, and 2. keenum, eli, and i’d think flacco @ CIN not that bad (or at least not worse than eli) all pretty close. this is one positive of a league with weekly reset waivers (i’d argue this is fairest as well, LOTS of times it’s the BEST (re: least injured) teams that late in the year have the best waiver, simply from not having to ever use theirs, or less often use theirs; then when a major player gets hurt (RB usually they swipe in and become BY FAR the best team), in that you don’t have the old “well should i use my waiver here or not” issue. we here should use as many claims as possible if it helps our teams.

        the other instance of a team having the best waiver (later in the year) usually occurs when a team is just lazy/inactive and aren’t ready every week for the tuesday night scramble.

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          @Better Call Limehouse: so don’t like j.smith much, guessing you don’t think he’ll pick up most of walker’s targets then?

          • Donkey Teeth

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            @Better Call Limehouse: I’m not counting on it but it’s possible…I just like the other guys more.

            If you have a gut feeling on Jonnu then go with it, you probably aren’t missing out on anything too special with the other guys.

            • Better Call Limehouse says:
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              @Donkey Teeth: some others too,
              dissly (dickson out at least 5 more weeks, baldwin gone for 2-4 too now)
              thomas CAR (olsen out)
              this is starting to look like a streaming situation (which is fine, no moves limits here). here’s the matchups:
              ebron @ WAS
              watson vs CLE
              gesicki @ NYJ
              jonnu vs HOU
              dissly @ CHI
              thomas @ ATL
              some rankings might be out by tomorrow night, maybe.

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                  @Donkey Teeth: d-jax at top of those WR adds? just noticed he’s available too.

  14. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    14 team PPR. dez is clearly a drop. baldwin out a while, goodwin maybe this week too (neither will be DLable till later in week). FAAB here too so gotta bid something tomorrow night. still won this week with 2 zeros in the WR slots.

    QB luck, trubisky
    RB (2) mixon/burkhead/crowell (glad i played him)/morris (drafted mckinnon then blew a large part of budget on morris)/montgomery/gio B (he might be a drop for another WR along with dez)
    WR (3) AB, goodwin, baldwin, richardson, dez
    TE (1) doyle
    1 flex
    IR (2 slots, so eventually room for baldwin, maybe could wait for the 2nd WR addition) jeffery
    K lambo
    LB (2) wagner, ogletree, hitchens
    DB (2) byard, j.adams
    DL (1) c.jones
    WR options: taylor SF, pettis (these 2 at least one of i might want to get), a.wilson, JA brown SEA (same here), kearse, beasley, z.jones. jones and taylor with 6 targets, beasley 8.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Stupid Sexy Glanders: I like Pettis and then Beasley most of those options. Is Dorsett owned? Brandon Marshall? How bout Lindsay and Yeldon for RBs? They should be added everywhere…

      • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: marshall is (he’d be an EASY add over even beasley’s volume with baldwin out), lindsay NOT owned (however i have 53/100 left and am good with RB already, need to leave my resources where i need them, which is very certainly WR for now and beyond), dorsett also not owned, but i don’t figure him having much value ROS after edleman is back, it’s not like hogan will get 1 catch normally. but ok, where would dorsett rank along with TT (SF), pettis, beasley, a.wilson, z.jones, as i’ll be trying to get 2 of these guys (when baldwin is IR’d i could even get a 3rd), dropping dez and gio B. later when baldwin/jeffery are back i’ll drop 2 of them (assuming i don’t have other WR injuries by then)

  15. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    gurley owners nab mal brown here over kelly or just wait.

  16. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    best cam backup, for week 4 (CAR’s bye):
    eli vs NO
    rodfather @ OAK
    flacco @ PIT
    fitz @ CHI (in case he’s still starting at this point)

  17. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    20 teamer PPR redraft.
    QB (1) luck, rosen (sounds like he’ll be getting that job shortly, issue is these 2 have the same bye, unless i thought fitz would still be starting in week 9 rosen was only likely starter left when i drafted the backup to luck, so fitz still around)
    RB (2) mixon, drake, ekeler, montgomery, ivory
    WR (3) hopkins, r.anderson, cobb, a.wilson, t.taylor (SF)
    TE (1) doyle, griffin
    1 flex
    K sturgis
    team D (1) CHI (only OAK/NYJ/IND out there)
    LB (2) z.brown, bucannon, barron, and a streamer (barron missed week 1)
    DE (1) griffen
    DT (1) casey
    CB (2) norman, about to grab a new 2nd
    S (1) collins
    1 IDP flex

    1. drop ivory for this order of RB’s: lindsay, murphy, j.richard? is murphy really the guy if mccoy went down
    2. drop any WR for any of: marshall, r.grant, meredith (meredith is who i dropped last minute for the extra LB for week 1)
    3. drop r.griffen TE for any/what order of: i.thomas, dissly (but he’s in a timeshare)
    4. somebody else likely to prioritize fitz more than me, but what chance you think he’s playing by luck’s bye (week 9)
    no IR’s here. this is why i had to drop meredith for barron week 1 replacement, that roster spot can be used in future for bye week replacements at numerous spots.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Yr Never Too Old For Balloons: 1. Not sure about Murphy and not really interested. Lindsay then Richard for me.
      2. Drop Wilson and Taylor for Grant and Marshall
      3. Ian Thomas
      4. I’m thinking unlikely

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: it being very likely i don’t get lindsay or richard with the weeks they just had, so hold ivory over murphy here (the idea being that murphy has the standalone value, but if mccoy goes out ivory gets the volume, which i’ve seen others think is the case)

        • Donkey Teeth

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          @Yr Never Too Old For Balloons: Agreed, not that we’re gonna be excited to start ivory in that scenario…

  18. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    12 team standard. deep rosters, but position maximums. 6 RB, 6 WR, 3 QB, 2 K, 2 DEF and 4 each of the IDP spots. could have 3 kickers as well but other than autodrafters and guys that nearly never make the playoffs (huh, correlation here maybe?) nobody tends to do that. we keep 6 a year at no escalation.

    QB: (1) wentz, keenum, mariota
    RB: (2) mccoy (K, probably not again though),howard (K), drake (K), CJA, RJ2, michel
    WR (2) julio (K), JJSS (probably a keeper going forward), jeffery (K), funchess, r.anderson, stills
    TE (1) ertz (K), howard, watson
    2 flexes (R/W/T)
    K (1) sturgis
    team D (1) LAC, KC
    LB (2) wagner, olgetree, jack, barron
    DB (2) r.jones, amos, swearinger
    DL (2) clowney, d.lawrence
    1 IDP flex (thus the 4 LB’s)

    1. which of RJ2/CJA is dropped first for lindsay if i can get him?
    2. other than lindsay drop either for any of: richard, ware, murphy (probably a no here)
    3. drop KC for any of: SEA, NYJ, MIA, SF?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: 1. I don’t expect much from either this year but at least if cmc is hurt cj has value…dunno about rojo. So id ditch rojo
      2. I might take ware over cj at this point but no strong preference
      3. Hold

  19. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    14 team PPR. now with this:
    QB luck (bye week 9), trubisky
    RB (2) burkhead/crowell/mixton/morris/montgomery
    WR (3) AB/baldwin (soon to be IR-able, can add another player then)/goodwin/a.wilson/beasley/richardson
    TE (1) doyle
    1 flex
    IR jeffery (2 slots)
    1. drop trubisky for any of these (week 9 matchups shown):
    trubisky @ BUF (so a very good one)
    tygod vs KC
    winston @ CAR (if he’s playing)
    tannehill vs NYJ
    wacco for flacco vs PIT

    2. when baldwin gets IR’d this week add a 2nd TE or one of these:
    TE: jonnu, mcdonald (seems healthy now, was the favorite over james for usage before hurt), willson
    WR/RB: pettis, mart bryant, gore, hines, richard.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Stupid Sexy Glanders: 1. Not as good of a week 9 matchup but I prefer Tyrod…may be worth starting him for Lucks tougher matchup s
      2. I’d go with pettis

  20. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    12 teamer with 6 PT td throws. lost walker is why i have watson and jonnu, now the latter seems no reason to hold (only added in case he got walker’s usual target share so i could dodge waiver grabs from others). weekly reset waivers, i might actually win again somehow with this (had mariota starting last week and won), but if not i’m more likely to get callaway.
    QB tygod
    RB (2) barkley, ajayi, coleman, royce, clement
    WR (2) fitz, k.allen, cobb, hurns, grant (could’ve dropped grant for callaway just before CLE’s game, didn’t though)
    TE (1) watson (stupid brees today, almost certainly win this week had not overthrown him), jonnu
    IR jeffery

    i’m done trusting the bots on hurns, 5 targets in 2 games is enough for me. grant also had no volume this week, after TONS in week 1.
    drop either/both (the other is gone when jeffery is back anyway) for what order of: callaway (CLEARLY he’s the top grab), boyd, pryor (can’t believe suddenly this guy is useful), j.gordon, richarson, a.wilson

    2. suppose i can also drop jonnu for RB depth or a different TE (but streaming the watson slot might work too, or just hold watson)
    RB: riddick (he’s gotta be the best here), j.allen, wilkins, hines
    TE: j.james, ASJ, hooper

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