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The continuing saga of the dumpster fire (outside an abortion clinic) known as the NFC South surely has captivated all of us here at Razzball (I’m pretty sure it’s about 78% of the content I’ve been producing the last month), and, what I would expect to be the entire nation. Some men just want to watch the world burn. And we are those men. And our world are the Saints (6-8), Panthers (5-8), Falcons (5-9), and the Buccaneers (2-12). Remember, this division features three teams vying for a playoff spot and four teams vying for a top-10 draft position. That doesn’t even seem mathematically possible. So with that in mind, what’s a better prime-time event than to pair up a team from this division to go against the hapless Bears? With an immensely disappointing year, Marc Trestman, Jay Cutler, and the Bears switch from the cover two to the cover none defensive scheme have all been at the center of blame. And yet, they would have been vying for a home playoff game last night if they were in the NFC South. I’m not sure if that should make them laugh or cry. While the game started out derpy, it soon settled into an ugly and boring one-sided game. Perhaps the perfect teaser for Thursday Night Football, which features the Titans and Jaguars. Which will make me feature Jameson in my mouth. More like whiskey-boarding, amiright folks?

 

Saints – 31, Bears – 15

Drew Brees – 29/36, 375 YDS, 3 TD. Did anyone ever really think Brees was too short to play? I hear this all the time, but he was taken in the second round…

Pierre Thomas – 2 CAR, 11 YDS and 5 REC, 83 YDS. Pierre Thomas: Superstar*

*against the Bears

Jimmy Graham – 5 REC, 87 YDS. Has anyone noticed that Jimmy Graham is pretty good at football? But what about basketball?

Jay Cutler – 17/31, 194 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT. Jay “Just Above Average” Cutler. He doesn’t throw passes as much as he fumbles them forward violently.

Alshon Jeffery – 4 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD. More like Alshon Giraffe, amiright?

 

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Evening!!

    So!

    I’ve made it to the finals in 3 of 6 leagues…

    Problem…

    Guess who I lost in 2? Murray.

    Options:

    1) Miller, Mason, Herron, Stewart

    2) Hill, Miller, Mathews (slim pickings) this league I am 15-0 FYI So aside from the money, 16-0 would be bittersweet and my opponents RB’s are L Bell and L Blount. My WRs are ODB, Antonio Brown and Jordy with Luck and Witten.

    What do I do at this point?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I still sorta like Mason there. And I think Hill could work out there.

  2. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    Awe, but I wanted a guarantee of no at .500 team in the NFC South at the end! Then I’d feel even worse on the off chance my Pack miss out on account of a quirk of the division system.

    Also, I’d just like to point out that in my only Razzball league, I made it to the Shivabowl (well it’s with tehol… Chik-fil-a bowl?) by 0.08 of a point, barring any correction:

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Slob on my Cobb: you better hope yr GB can just win it’s division, as DET shouldn’t be that hard to beat.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Slob on my Cobb: They’ll find a way. Trust me, they’ll find a way.

      And that is hella close.

  3. Jake says:
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    Well good news is I made it to the championship bad news is that I am a Murray owner. I am one that really thinks he will play in this game but also think it may be better if he doesnt. I hope its not one of those situations where the say he is starting and then give Randle half or more of his carries what are your thoughts ?

    I also have Andrew Luck and that is a little scary as well. The Colts are not playing for anything right now and the offense has looked not so good since the loss of Bradshaw. The only other options I have on waivers is RG111 I cant imagine making that move though and I assume you will agree ?

    Thanks again

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Jake: luck has still averaged over 30 pts in my league that i have him in (and he averages 36.96 pts per game on the year), so by all means for parity’s sake bench the best player this year in fantasy since RG3 had his first good game of the year (still only 20.4 pts in week 15)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jake: Congrats on one of those!

      It’s looking more and more that it’s going to be Randle, but we’ll see… yeah, gotta hold there.

  4. Tom says:
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    Non ppr
    Lost Murray

    Your thoughts on Randle and Dunbar. Other options Asiata or gerhart. Now can I go throw up!!

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tom: I might go Asiata there. But yeah, all choices are pretty vomit-inducing…

  5. Wilsonian says:
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    Well I barely squeaked by last night, thanks to almost decent performances from Graham, Stills, and Forte. Now I’m in the Finals. Really need some good vibes/goat sacrificing/something to get Julio and T.Y. healthy for this weekend. I got 1st in the regular season, but the guy I’m playing (who happens to be my 65 year old Dad) has Luck, ODBJ, Dez, Emmanuel and Le’Veon and those 5 could probably single-handedly beat me.

    I do have an early question for you: which DEF are you playing?

    NE @ Jets or BUF @ OAK?

    Our defenses do not include special teams.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Keeping it in the family, hunh? I’m probably going Buffalo there by a hair.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: Haha, yeah. We actually played for a baseball title in the league I’m in with him this year. I won that one, so I hope this is a repeat.

        I grabbed both to block him, but now I can’t decide. I think they both could score some points. I had Buffalo in now.

  6. Scott says:
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    I’m picking up Randle in every single one of my leagues.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, I think he’s the guy.

  7. DeMarcooooo says:
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    Hey jay! for the gusto, need 1 for my 1/2 pt ppr Flex spot….cant decide:

    1) Moncrief at Dal
    2) M Rivera vs Buf
    3) Mike Floyd vs Sea
    4) R Woods at Oak
    5) R Bush at Chi

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DeMarcooooo: At this moment, going Moncrief.

  8. Adam says:
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    Does anyone know how the stat corrections work on Yahoo? Lost by .25 pts last night. Its an IDP league – assuming there are a number of adjustments for tackles. When do those come out? Who does Yahoo use as data source? Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Adam: i don’t know but i’ve lost 2 games this year in my yahoo IDP league (one of them took till thursday also, and it had 2 separate days of changes)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: the 2nd loss took away about 15 pts that i had at end of monday that week, so it wasn’t little.

  9. friar says:
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    My league does a 2-week championship match during weeks 16-17, which means that I’m trying to stock my bench with guys who I might need to play in the ever-zany week 17.

    Most significantly, I’m preparing for the possibility that Peyton Manning might not play next week. The Broncos have a late game, so if the Patriots and Broncos both win this weekend, and then the Pats win their game next week in the early slate of games, the Broncos won’t have any reason to trot out their aging QB.

    If it comes to that, I’d like to already have an alternate QB on my roster, so I’m not vulnerable to my opponent blocking me on waivers. The challenge is that most of the QBs in the afternoon games aren’t very appealing, and the SNF matchup won’t be announced until next week.

    Which of these QBs seems like a better week 17 stash at this point?
    – Carr @ Den (assuming Broncos are locked into #2 seed and the game doesn’t matter to them)
    – Dalton @ Pit (maybe this game gets tabbed as the SNF game, although it’ll probably be Det @ GB)

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