Insurance has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Maybe it’s all the Baker Mayfield Progressive commercials brainwashing me. But most of the time when Baker comes on screen with his book club, I’m just wondering how it’s possible that a large insurance company couldn’t find a better spokesperson than Mayfield. So then maybe it’s all the Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers State Farm commercials brainwashing me. But most of the time when Patrick and Aaron come on I’m just giggling about the gallon of ketchup Mahomes is pouring on his steak. So, that can’t be it. Ah ha! I just figured it out. It’s those Geico Motaur commercials—a half man, half motorcycle talking nonsense is what speaks to my subconscious mind. If they hired an NFL up and comer to play the role of Motaur it would have to be Christian Kirk, his upper body already looks very stallion-like. He also went off for 2 catches for 86 yards and his 2nd and 3rd touchdowns Monday night which, based on Mayfield’s deal, must be worth at least a ten commercial contract. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

KC at BUF

Patrick Mahomes – 21/26 for 225 yards, 10 carries for 36 yards and his 14th and 15th passing touchdowns. Mahomie can put all the ketchup on his steak he wants. Just as long as he doesn’t call it catsup. 

Travis Kelce – 5 catches for 65 yards and his 4th and 5th touchdowns with 1 fumble lost. Pigskinonator projected Kelce as it’s #1 tight end (surprise) with 6.5 catches, 72 receiving yards and 0.92 touchdowns against the Bills. Hey Rudy, throw some more bacon grease into the bot’s tank—it was off 1.08 touchdowns, 1.5 catches, 7 yards and 1 fumble lost on Kelce!

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 26 carries for 161 yards, 4 catches for 8 yards. Not a bad parting gift for CEH owners before Le’Veon Bell (COVID Test Pending) comes in and steals his job. I’m kidding, that’s not going to happen. A 50/50 split seems like best case scenario for Bell owners, but that feels optimistic. I’m thinking CEH is a low end RB1/high end RB2 and Le’Veon is a low end RB2/high end flex play rest of season.

Darrel Williams – 6 carries for 26 yards and his 1st touchdown. Can I get these stats added to my Le’Veon Bell best ball team’s scores? Stupid COVID protocols! Stupid COVID everything!

Tyreek Hill – 3 catches for 20 yards, 1 carry for 5 yards. Ramsay Bolton knocked Reek down a few pegs in this game. Expect him to rediscover his manhood next week against the Broncos.

Demarcus Robinson – 5 catches for 69 yards. Nice. It was a flaccid night for Mecole Hardman (0 catches on only 1 target) and looks like it might be either Robinson or Hardman getting Mahomes looks from week to week.

Josh Allen – 14/27 for 122 yards, 8 carries for 42 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception—he now has 16 passing touchdowns on the season. After a scorching start Allen has cooled a bit, but he’s still on pace for 43 passing touchdowns, 8 rushing touchdowns, 4,500 passing yards and 380 rushing yards. The conditions in Buffalo on Monday evening looked pretty miserable and the Bills tried to slow the game down against the high powered Chiefs offense so I wouldn’t read too much into this stat line.

Stefon Diggs – 6 catches for 46 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Have I mentioned that I had the highest ranking of Diggs out of all 161 “experts” in the Fantasy Pros draft ranking accuracy competition? I brought receipts with this week.

Cole Beasley – 4 catches for 45 yards and his 2nd touchdown. John Brown (0 catches on 4 targets) owners found a lump of Cole in their stocking against the Chiefs.  

Devin Singletary – 10 carries for 32 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards. Rookie Zack Moss (5 carries for 10 yards) finally returned from his toe injury this week and now finds himself a bit behind Singletary in the pecking order. That said, it wasn’t a great game script for running and I’d still stash Moss on the bench to see how things pan out the next few weeks.

 

ARI at DAL

Kyler Murray – 9/24 for 188 yards, 10 carries for 74 yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown—he now has 10 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns on the year. Kyler’s the first player in the history of the NFL to score both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in 5 of the first 6 games. Dude’s on pace for 27 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns and I’m giddy about owning him on all 200 of my fantasy teams. 

Kenyan Drake – 20 carries for 164 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. So it turns out the demise of Drake was overstated. Kenyan Drake too. Chase Edmonds (5 carries for 23 yards, 1 catch for 6 yards) is still very much worth rostering and should contribute down the road.

DeAndre Hopkins – 2 catches for 73 yards. Nuk was inexplicably shutdown against the Cowboys scarecrow defense most of the night before hauling in a 60 yard late game bomb that came up only yards shy of a touchdown. Hopkins is the top fantasy wide receiver rest of season, at least in my book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $1,100.

Andy Dalton – 34/54 266 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Instead of writing about Andy I’ll be choosing a quote from Roadhouse each week which most closely matches Andy Dalton’s play. This week’s quote:

Tilghman: “It’s a good night. Nobody died.” 

Dalton:It’ll get worse before it gets better.

Dalton Schultz – 4 catches for 35 yards. Schultz hasn’t yet earned himself Roadhouse quotes, feel free to drop him.

Ezekiel Elliott – 12 carries for 49 yards, 8 catches for 31 yards and 2 fumbles lost. The Cowboys kept feeding Zeke, and Zeke kept coughing it up. Obviously their star running back ate too much for lunch.

Amari Cooper – 7 catches for 79 yards and his 2nd touchdown. It was a rough night for all Dallas fantasy assets until Cooper capped off the ugliest 18 play drive in the history of football with a one yard touchdown catch. I’m expecting varying degrees of WR2 production from Amari and rookie phenom CeeDee Lamb (7 catches for 64 yards) moving forward. 

Michael Gallup – 2 catches for 23 yards. Michael might find himself galluping over to the glue factory with Dalton playing bouncer at the Dallas Double Douche.

 

  1. everywhereblair

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    [stares at Stephon Diggs ranking picture, notices “Beast Dome” below you]

    Well, I guess this makes you the top Beast.

    Also I started John Brown in like 3 leagues this week and I’m crying.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Beast Dome is my 2nd favorite fantasy site

  2. Mel says:
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    Sitting at 2-4 in my PPR league. Thinking about trading Odell Beckham Jr. for AJ Brown or CeeDee Lamb. If I can trade Beckham for either of those two guys, which would be the better pickup for PPR for the rest of the season? My other two wide receivers are Chris Godwin and Cooper Kupp. Or should I just hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      If swap him for Brown if you can but they’re pretty close for me

      • Mel says:
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        Ok. Thank you! I drafted my wide receivers based on your pre-season rankings. I like reading your write-ups. Appreciate the advice!

        • Donkey Teeth

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          No problem! Appreciate it, Thanks for reading, Mel!

  3. BallsDeep says:
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    Hey man. I’m hurting for a running back right now. I’ve got CMC and miles Sanders out. All I have left is Freeman and Fournette. I’m going to drop Fournette for either swift, Boston Scott, McKinnon, Hasty or Justin Jackson. Which order would you rate these guys in? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Balls,

      I think you have them in the right order. Maybe put Jackson over Hasty but close enough…

      No problem.

      • BallsDeep says:
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        Picked up kirk for last nights game and just traded him for kupp!

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Theft!

  4. scoboticus says:
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    I’ve been Mattison ed! Benched underperforming Kenyon Drake for him this weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ouch! That was a pretty easy decision though.

      Either way, good to see Drake get back on track.

  5. Water boy says:
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    Howdy Donkey! What a nail biter, unfortunately my team couldn’t pull it out lost by 7! If that long catch by Hopkins turned to a TD I would’ve won it there, I had Hopkins, chase Edmonds, zuerlein & IDP de’vondre Campbell going . However I went from 76 down to just down by 7. CEH & chiefs D helped

    Onto week 7, I’m now 4-2 it’s full ppr & 10 team

    My RBs are Dalvin Cook, CEH, James Robinson, Ingram Dobbins , mattison, Darrell Williams, chSe Edmonds

    My WRs are Hopkins, Ridley, Edelman. Fuller , McLaurin, N’Keal Harry, Travis Fulgham

    My TEs are Jonnou Smith & Tonyan

    My QB is Brady

    Would you entertain any of these ?

    1.) an owner in my league needs a TE as his has a bye , offer him one of my TEs maybe Tonyan for bucs D? I want bucs d for this week vs raiders & next week vs giants

    2.) deal my McLaurin to get Justin Jefferson?

    3.) deal my Travis Fulgham to get Cooper Kupp? Who would you rather have ROS?

    4.) deal my N’Keal Harry to get AJ green ?

    5.) is dealing my McLaurin to get Godwin to low of an offer or fair ?

    Thanks man!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Sure, but maybe make sure Jonnu is playing first.
      2. I’d hold
      3. Yes, Kupp by a mile for me.
      4. Meh, sure. Not very excited about either guy, especially with only 10 teams.
      5. Probably need to kick another piece in with Terry but doesn’t hurt to try.

      No problem!

  6. Chud says:
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    Great stuff as always…..

    What backfield combo do u feel more confident w ROS:

    Davis/McCaffrey

    Or

    Kamara/Murray.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Thanks, Chud.

      Kamara side for me.

      No problem!

  7. William Hung says:
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    Here’s my team heading into W7 (12 team .5 PPR) currently 2-4 and 1 game out of a playoff spot, so not sure if I should be panicking yet…:
    QB – Kyler Murray, Herbert
    WR – Godwin, Kupp, Higgins, Ruggs
    RB – Lindsay, White, Edmonds, Mattison, Akers
    TE – Cook, Hurst
    IR – Raegor

    1. Who should I drop to try to get Justin Jackson or Boston Scott to plug into my starting lineup at RB? I was leaning Mattison cause of how he did in W6, but should he be a hold in the event of a Cook setback or is it time to cut my losses on Akers and just take my chances of getting another RB later in the season (like Perine if he starts seeing more snaps)
    2. Should I drop Ruggs for Mike Williams or Tim Patrick or hold? I don’t know how trustworthy Carr is at the deep ball…
    3. Goedert is also available – I feel like he could be a savvy pick up over Cook & Hurst. I also looked at the Trade Analyzer and for FP/g, Goedert is above both those guys.

    • William Hung says:
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      My Herbert stash has paid off I think – Just flipped Herbert to the team that lost Dak and rolled Kirk Cousins in W6 for his David Montgomery. Those 3 picks really helped me out.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        That’s huge, filled a major need for you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1/3. I’d lose Mattison, Cook and Hurst for Scott, Jackson and Goedert
      2. Hold Ruggs

      • William Hung says:
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        Cool Thanks! Do you agree with Y! with Scott being in a smash spot with expected 11 FPs against the G-Men? I’m only going to pick 1 RB between Scott and Jackson to start alongside Montgomery for W7 – since Scott and Jackson are at best a 1-3 week fill ins

        My projected W7 lineup is going to be:
        QB- Murray
        RB1- Montgomery
        RB2- Jackson/Scott/Lindsay
        WR1- Godwin
        WR2- Higgins
        TE- Cook/Hurst/Goedert
        FLEX- Kupp
        Bench:
        RB- Akers, White, Edmonds
        WR- Ruggs

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yep, start Scott for sure

          • William Hung says:
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            How accurate do you find the Trade Analyzer? I’ve been using it to compare FP/G for certain guys to make add/drop decisions. It’s a bit different from baseball and the $ values

            • Donkey Teeth

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              I wouldn’t live or die by it, but it’s a decent starting point for deals. Useful for brainstorming…

          • William Hung says:
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            Cool so my moves are gonna be:
            Mattison for Scott or Jackson in that order
            Cook or Hurst for Goedert
            I’m still considering swapping out Akers for Mike Williams or someone similar in that WR tier (really like those Tiers in the Top 60 WR posts)… wish more people used tiers

            I keep looking at Akers and just don’t see the path to fantasy relevance – every week his situation mirrors that of Dobbins unless I’m missing something about Akers.. at this point La’Michael Perine has a clearer path to fantasy relevance than Akers the way Gaskin had with the Dolphins back in W1 and W2 before it got too late to snag him.

            • Donkey Teeth

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              Yeah he’s not all that different that Dobbins, they both have big upside if their workload pans out.

              Perines upside is limited by being on the Jets…

              • William Hung says:
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                Yeah this is what always kills me in Fantasy Football- the stashing of players and hoping for something that might never come and you miss out on a Gaskin-type guy.

                In a related note – some guy on the RW forums speculated that the Ravens are going to use the bye week to get Dobbins more involved… guess we’ll find out if he’s right in 2 weeks!

                • Donkey Teeth

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                  I mentioned that about Dobbins on the podcast this week, same thing the lions did with Swift. Also ingram is banged up…

  8. Crime Dog says:
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    Bye week decisions. Drop Nyheim Hines or Trey Buton? I own Jonathan taylor.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who’s your other TE?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        Waller. PPR…but we start 2 flexes and it’s a deep league. I have not been starting hines at all though

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yeah neither are must hold but think I’d keep Burton of the two

          • Crime Dog says:
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            Would you rather drop both and stash Antonio Brown if you’re 6-0 ?

            • Donkey Teeth

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              I’d be fine dropping both but not for AB. Even if he signs with someone he’ll have to serve an 8 game suspension before he gets on the field so he isn’t contributing this year.

              • Crime Dog says:
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                ahhh i didn’t realize that. I thought after week 8 he could play. Thanks DT!

                • Donkey Teeth

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                  Anytime, crime dog!

                • Donkey Teeth

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                  Huh, apparently I was wrong about the suspension Crime Dog. I know I read that several places weeks ago but they were mistaken. Sorry!

  9. Russowl says:
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    10 team half-point PPR

    I was offered Lamar Jackson and Jonathan Taylor for Kamara
    I have big Ben and Matt Ryan at quarterback

    My Other running back‘s include Kareem hunt, Kenyan Drake, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, Justin Jackson.Im one and five in last place

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair, I’d do the deal even though LJax has a really tough schedule following his bye

  10. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league full PPR trade

    Who would you rather 1-1 Michael Pittman Jr or Aiyuk…. leaning Pittman

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Aiyuk for me

      • Mike says:
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        Thanks! I just figured SF was more crowded with Deebo and Kittle there but Aiyuk could be too talented to keep off the field he’s physically a beast

        • Donkey Teeth

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          No problem! They’re close, I wouldn’t call it a strong opinion by any means but Aiyuk has shown a little more early on…

  11. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yep, it’s time finally, gotta drop perriman or p-will, parker on bye ain’t getting no out tag (i doubt he would’ve anyway even if they played week 7) since they are on bye to alleviate this drop. i have c.campbell DE to drop (bye) for somebody. 14 team PPR .
    QB: (1) tannehill, wentz
    RB (2): gurley, mixon, d-mont, mattison (yuck, i lost by just so much that since mattison was my RB 1 out of this group it was the mixon bench for d-mont why i lost (THAT one i thought was closer, and i lost by .72 when mixon got about 1 pt more than d-mont), kelley
    WR (3): parker, aj brown, mclaurin, p-will, landry
    TE (1): engram, hooper (also would’ve won easily had i put in hooper over engram, but i’m not worried about that decision as much as i didn’t think it was as close as mixon vs d-mont (however, going forward the NYG offense is so bad i might just never start engram again, this is first year his injuries aren’t the issue on his production, just d.jones and NYG in general))
    1 flex
    IR (5): perriman
    DL (1): c.campbell (bye, gotta drop for somebody)
    DB (2): collins, maye
    LB (2): j.smith, wagner, j.brown
    IR (5): d.hunter (paid up a bit for the DE 1 preseason and he gets hurt about 2 days later, sounds out all year too)

    so perriman or p-will gotta drop as i don’t appear to be in a situation where i can wait till later in week for somebody to get ruled “out” to IR them.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want pwill over Perriman

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        same league, drop engram for gronk? finally looked fairly good for 1st time all year week 6 (mentioned in podcast)

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yeah I’d make the swap

  12. Chiefss says:
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    Should I trade DK and Kupp for Diggs and Lockett? Full ppr.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want the Diggs side

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