Would it be too much to ask for if this could end in a 3-3 tie? Those are the things you wonder during weekday football, especially on a weekday after that Seahawks and Cardinals game in which I actually got a contact bore. And so, while I didn’t get my wish, last night’s game was full of intrigue, excitement, and none of those things. Don’t get me wrong, the game didn’t turn out as bad as the first quarter had me thinking. I mean, it was still pretty bad, but not historically bad, which Monday Night and Thursday Night Football are potentially capable of. That being said, the game was still over before the half, and I’m sure we’re not the better for it in any way. Add into the fact that Jon Gruden went full tool mode and put forth an interesting observation that with all the injuries this year in the NFL, perhaps the reduction in physical contact practice was to blame…. Yeah, that makes about as much sense as me getting sleepy because I got plenty of rest. Beyond that, well, I’d love to tell you about a football game, but I’m not entirely sure I saw one…

A great article in my local paper that all football fans should read…

“Goodell will go down as a figure of historical ineptitude. Of this he is blissfully unaware.”

Just draws you in, doesn’t it?

C.J. Anderson – 16 CAR, 107 YDS, 6.7 AVG, 1 TD, 19 LONG. Tackling: How Does it Work? An essay by the Texans run defense. I like what I saw from Devontae Booker (17 CAR, 83 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 1 TD, 12 LONG and 1 REC, 4 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 4 LONG, 2 TGTS), and while the snap count doesn’t reflect any huge role change, it’s obvious that he’s getting slightly longer looks as the season goes on and he’s showing results. That being said, I’m not nervous with Anderson quite yet, as he’s been preforming the last few weeks as well, and Rudy’s Pigskinator still has a pretty good projection setup for him…

Alfred Blue11 CAR, 63 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 17 LONG. Wow, the graphics in the latest Madden game is terrific! It almost looked like Blue had as many carries as Lamar Miller  (11 CAR, 61 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 25 LONG and 3 REC, 6 YDS, 2.0 AVG, 4 LONG, 4 TGTS) in real life. What a crazy thing that could only happen in a video game!

DeAndre Hopkins5 REC, 36 YDS, 7.2 AVG, 12 LONG, 12 TGTS. DO SOMETHING CONGRESS.

Brock Osweiler22/41, 131 YDS, 3.2 AVG, 60.1 RTG and 3 CAR, 16 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 10 LONG. Money well spent, Houston. And it was interesting that they were booing Osweiler in Denver last night. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I understand why, but listen, did you want to see Brandon Weeden out there instead? We dodged a bullet here folks.

Trevor Siemian14/25, 157 YDS, 6.3 AVG, 1 TD, 88.2 RTG and 1 CAR, -1 YDS, -1.0 AVG, -1 LONG. Trevor Siemian alternates between Alex Smith and Rick Mirer, with no rhyme nor reason as to why. You know… there is a former Bronco quarterback available who has actually won a playoff game. Just saying…

 

Final Thought

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Vince Wilfork looks like he will fork anything into his mouth, including children and small pets. Like cows.

  1. Old Dirty says:
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    Td only league – everyone starts – total points scored

    Make and swaps ?

    Rb – Lamar Miller. Hyde, c. Michael, cj Anderson
    Wr – Nelson, ab, d. Thomas, edelman
    Te – kelce

    Free agents include: ware, Bernard, Crabtree. Jimmy graham, m. Bennett, fleener

    Thanks. I’m in first, but a few teams are starting to catch up

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: I would switch out Kelce with Graham and hmm. I like the rest right now. Strong team there. Wish we could add Ware, but I don’t think he fits right now.

  2. Old Dirty says:
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    Half point ppr 12 man league

    Sitting at the number 4 waiver …wondering if I am better to hold off on making a move as someone may drop a decent player and I would be able to grab them on Friday when they clear waivers

    Here’s my team. Any one worth swapping ?
    Free agents – gates, Julius Thomas, Tate, Chris Thompson, Carey, Adams, jets D

    Qb ryan
    Rb freeman
    Rb ware
    Wr Evans
    Wr ty Montgomery
    Te clay
    Bench – Wilson, Crowell, Jennings, ab, Meredith, t. Benjamin
    D – giants

    Thanks !

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: Naw, I don’t see any huge upgrades here that could help you right away. Another strong team man, what you drinkin over there. I’d like some.

  3. Benny says:
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    14 team league where my QB is Wentz and everyone else is pretty much on a team. Would you trade my Antonio Brown for Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Benny: No, I’d hold there. Wentz will have rough patches, but I want AB there for sure.

  4. Zandy says:
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    Send JStew + Montgomery for Evans?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yes, in a heartbeat.

  5. Zandy says:
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    Send Alshon for Matt Ryan?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I would actually hold here.

  6. Scott says:
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    I’m not so sure Vince uses a fork, so much as suck in everything around him in a 10 ft radius.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Like a black hole. Interesting. I could see this as well.

  7. a bag of sand says:
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    10 team standard
    Would you give TY and J Hill (both have upcoming byes) for M Evans?
    TB w/ a great schedule (get NO twice in the playoffs)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Yeah, I like that deal if you have the RB depth to sustain the loss.

  8. William Hung says:
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    So who should I be looking at as the next Devontae Booker? My lack of success picking sleepers is laughable. Need some serious help

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Well, let’s be honest, anyone who had Ajayi was because they forgot to drop him (that was me in one league) or owned Arian Foster (me in another league). Those are the only two scenarios of why he wasn’t a FA until last week. The rest, I answered in the other thread, but we’re getting in the point of the season where RBs start getting thin for everyone. I think Drake is a guy to look into.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Hmm…. yeah, I have a waiver claim in for Chris Thompson and I’m dropping Cameron Brate.

        For this week though, I guess my next drop is Knile Davis for Cordarelle Patterson or Dwayne Washington? I hear the Vikings are getting Patterson more involved and he’s outperformed Diggs the past 3-4 games. Washington seems poised to be involved a bit since Zenner hasn’t done much to separate himself (Poor man’s Asiata?)… Is there any word yet if Theo Riddick is out for Week 8?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Eesh, bottom of the barrel there. I’d only say Patterson because Bradford has been paying attention to him the last few weeks, like you said. Still waiting on a firm word on Theo.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @William Hung: lekenti looker? and for those of us who did remember to drop ajayi, but less than 4 days too early (or late? i lost myself already)

  9. Zandy says:
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    Send Ingram for Rodgers or Luck?

    ROS where does Ajayi fit?
    Gurley Ingram Ware/Charles Ajayi JStew?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: No, I feel like a RB1 is too much for a QB… but I know you’re trying to bandaid that position. And I’d want the Gurley side there, a bit less risk, with still enough ceiling to gamble on.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: sorry part 2 not a trade question. A ROS ranking order question – just trying to weigh charles/ware as if they were one person

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Oh, haha, looked like a trade. I think right now, it’s be Ingram, Gurley, Charles, Ajayi, Ware, JStew.

  10. Zandy says:
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    i tried jstew montg floyd for ajayi tbenj jameis – got countered with jstew for jameis…..
    move on?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Uh, yeah. Your leaguemates are weird.

  11. Josh says:
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    Everyone on a bye next week Ppr league keep 1
    Qb Newton
    Wr empty
    Wr empty
    Wr empty
    Rb Howard
    Rb Bernard
    Te Olsen
    Flex Antonio gates

    Bench Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt , knives Davis, Terrance west, sterling shepherd, Watkins, mariota

    A guy in the league just posted looking to trade Hopkins and a rb2 for a above average qb, wr, or rb see any trades I can offer ?

    Rb2 on his team Lat Murray, riddick, draugn, John Stewart, Jeremy hill

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh: Yeah, Newton and Britt for Hopkins and LatMurray could make sense.

      • Josh says:
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        @Jay: just offered think he will counter

        Offered by a different team sproles and Matthews for Bernard I don’t think I should take, other players on his team for Ppr

        Marvin jones, Mike Evans, Melvin Gordon l, Lamar Miller, ty Montgomery

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Josh: I’m okay with it. Honestly, I like Mathews over Gio straight up, even with the PPR aspect. I don’t like Sproles all that much.

  12. a bag of sand says:
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    sell high on ty?
    or do you think he can produce similar to cobb ros?
    non ppr.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Always sell high when you can… I’d shop, but I’d also want him more than Cobb here.

  13. William Hung says:
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    Here is one name that came up on Numberfire: J.J. Nelson – is he any good and worth a flier moreso than someone like Ka’Deem Carey or Dwayne Washington? I need someone to fill my FLEX spot this week. My drop would be Knile Davis.

    Looks like I’ll be rolling out the following 2 RBs (waiver pending): Jeremy Hill and Chris Thompson. I just think Matt Jones is too risky right now and if he has 1 more fumble, he probably won’t see the field for the rest of the season.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Interesting you bring up J.J. Nelson, as Lance talks about him a tiny bit today in his FAAB post. He doesn’t have the size, but has good speed even though he lacks good route-running… looks like a prototypical slot receiver to me. I wouldn’t expect too much, but with the Floyd and Brown being so inconsistent target wise, might be room for him to step up.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: I can’t afford any more misses on fliers especially the next 3 weeks. Currently sitting at 2-5, I need to get myself back to .500 to have ANY shot at a playoff spot.

        How do I manage going week to week? Do I treat each week like daily fantasy and play the matchups even if it means dropping a player like Rashad Jenning or DeVante Parker? Back is to the wall now Jay. Need to go down swinging.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Right, and I’ve been telling others, play like it’s your last week. But knowing when to hold is still key. I think Jennings is a hold here, as long as Parker. I don’t see any obvious upgrades over those to specifically. A guy like Brate though? Yeah, no second thought.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: With that in mind, do I drop Knile Davis then for a hail mary like J.J Nelson, Ka’Deem Carey, or Dwayne Washington? I guess my only waiver add will be Chris Thompson, who I hopefully snag and then pick up someone as a FA who could see more touches than Knile Davis. Were there any injuries that happened in Week 7 to keep an eye on for Week 8?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: I like Carey there out of those three, with Thompson being pretty essential there. And not that I’m aware of on the injury front.

  14. a bag of sand says:
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    moncrief or dorsett if both are healthY?

  15. Dan says:
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    Would you drop Ertz or Hunter Henry for Fiedorowicz in a 12 team PPR league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dan: Sure, I think all of those guys are interchangeable. I think Ertz offers the best upside here.

  16. Zandy says:
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    send jstew + cobb for lamar miller?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I’d do that for sure.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: random – i play the lamar owner this week and his team is bye ravaged….
        would you rather go against Lamar + Lockett or JStew + Cobb for this week (std)

        (figuring out whether i try to wait for after this week to make a move or do it now and face my guys)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Probably go against Stew and CObb.

  17. RonnieMatt says:
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    Do you like CMike for Ty Mont and Randall Cobb? Its a ppr league and looking at green bays schedule and RB situation, I think they will pass a ton with a lot of receptions to those two? Do you think rawls comes back and takes over seattle’s backfield?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @RonnieMatt: Yeah, it’s fair, and I think when Rawls comes back he doesn’t take over, but makes things complicated. I kinda like this trade for you.

  18. Bobby says:
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    Howdy jay! It’s crazy we are at week 8!

    My RBs are David Johnson, Melvin Gordon, Jordan Howard, Jamaal Charles, andre Ellington, and Henry too.

    My Wrs we start 3. Hopkins, Hilton, Emmanuel sanders, fuller, Shepard, Chris hogan, Corey Coleman

    IR: Watkins
    IR: moncrief (looks to be returning soon)

    My flex is currently Jordan Howard. This week I’m worried about the matchup &I now carey us stealing carries too

    Would you look to package my Howard + either Shepard, 0r Howard + any of my bench WRs maybe even moncrief? For latavius Murray? I really need a RB for week 9 & of course depth for ROS. Week 9 DJ, Howard , and also Hopkins on byes. Yeah I’ll have Gordon to use week 9 but I would be weaker for sure

    Another RB I’m looking to aquire, ajayi. Ajayi owner is a different owner from the lat Murray owner. However he does have Demarco Murray, I do have Henry. He lost Lacy, riddick is iffy. He still has Duke Johnson , Gurley, Demarco, ajayi, riddick, jalen Richard.

    Week 9 ajayi has the jets. Who would you offer to aquire ajayi? Or do you think it’ll be too pricey?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobby: I know, half a season already!

      Yeah, I like the idea of upgrading with LatMurray. I would definitely look to sell Howard, but I’d rather you hold on Shepard there. I’ve liked what I saw.

      Ajayi, honestly, I wouldn’t even make an offer, his value is everywhere right now. Instead, I would ask them what they’re looking for, and build from there.

  19. Brian says:
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    Jay,

    Would you trade Booker for Tevon Coleman ? I am a little worried about the injured hamstring but I feel like Coleman has more upside when he returns than Booker but on the other hand it appears that Denver is content running the ball 30 plus times per game so Booker should continue getting touches and is healthy. What would you do ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, I like Coleman more here. I’d do that trade.

  20. Big league choo says:
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    10 team standard

    Matt forte for dez or demaryius straight up?

    My rbs McCoy, J Stewart, Forte, Hill, Gillisslee

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big league choo: Yes on Dez, with DT, eh, yeah, I think I’m doing that too.

  21. a bag of sand says:
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    ryan mathews or chris ivory droppable in 12tm 0.5ppr leagues?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Mathews is a no, Ivory is a yes, but I like him as bench depth during byes.

  22. Zandy says:
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    Try to send Gurley JStew Cobb for Leveon TBenj? std

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I like that deal for you. Depends how motivated the other owner is for that extra RB.

  23. Zandy says:
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    I know no to Alshon but what about Cobb for Ryan?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I’m okay with that one.

  24. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Thanks Jay – between Thursday night and last night, I feel like I might need a NFL hiatus.

    I’m in a bye week pinch in a 14 team PPR league – need to drop one of the following to pickup a WR for the week – hopefully Coradelle Patterson (did I just say that?) – who gets the axe:

    McKinnon
    Eli (and roll with Dak for as long as he starts)
    Dion Lewis

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JimmyJackJames: Don’t we all man. These last few primetime games have been atrocious. I think Eli is the drop, only because in a 14 team PPR league, I think Dion has a lot of potential.

  25. Josh says:
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    Loser Bernard in Ppr for sproles and Matthews?

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh: Jordan Matthews

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh: If you need a WR, I like this deal for you.

  26. William Hung says:
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    Just read that Langford practiced and is looking like he will play this week – does he leap Carey or does Carey have value on his own as the pass catcher and Langford cancels out Jordan?