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Notable injuries yesterday: EVERYONE. That’s correct my friends and fellow fantasy players, the time has come to huddle together and drown in our collective tears. And when I say tears, I don’t just mean the kind that comes out of our eyes. I’m talking the kind that comes happens to our body parts… Chances are, if you had a player on your team playing yesterday, they exploded and tore something. Entire body sections were lost yesterday, as if millions of ACLs and MCLs suddenly cried out in terror and were silenced. Steve Smith? Out for the year with a potentially career-ending Achilles tear. Reggie Bush, carted off the field with a torn ACL. Ryan Fitzpatrick, left the game early in the first quarter. The Chargers entire roster left their game against the Ravens before the second half. (Twelve total players.) Matt Forte, an undisclosed knee injury. In fact, Andrew Luck felt so left out from yesterday’s festivities, reports were released showing that he’s been playing with fractured ribs along with a still-present shoulder injury. And, of course, Le’Veon Bell’s injury (shown above) looms large as we continue to wait on any kind of news. As of now, it appears that Bell has avoided the dreaded ACL injury and that it might just be limited to a MCL injury. That basically means a multi-week setback at best, but doesn’t rule out a season-ending one. [Update: The latest reports show that he did suffer a full tear of his MCL, most likely ending his season.] As of now, DeAngelo Williams returns to the starting role, an area which he excelled at early in the season during Bell’s suspension, and Dri Archer will also see some carries, further proving that he is still as useless as ever. Gentlemen and ladies, these are the times when I realize alcohol is an important part of the life process. Let us drink, and hopefully not be injured while doing so…

Here’s what else I saw during Week 8’s Sunday games…

Keenan Allen – 5 REC, 35 YDS, 1 TD. Allen left the game late in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder injury along with “muscle spasms”. I use quotation marks, because Mike McCoy stated that he got the wind knocked out of him and that he would be fine right before the half ended. He also decided to kick a field goal during that quick interview, so there’s that. There were about 259 Chargers injuries during the game yesterday, including Allen’s, so I’d like to think that in an alternate dimension nobody got injured. The Chargers still probably lost there too though.

Le’Veon Bell – 10 CAR, 45 YDS and 2 REC, 13 YDS. Because Steelers, I guess. The pick-up is obviously DeAngelo Williams… unless he ended up on a team in Week 1 that’s now 1-7 and is still starting Tony Romo. In that case, I’d probably just write a letter to congress.

Cameron Brate – 2 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD. Y’all better Brate yourselves! (It was either that or a masterBrate joke. Actually, that may have been the choice here upon further review…)

Drew Brees – 40/50, 511 YDS, 7 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 1 YDS. 500+ yards given up with seven touchdowns? Impressive Giants, but I think you can do better. Let’s see what kind of Hall-of-Fame performance you allow Jameis Winston next week…

Derek Carr – 23/36, 333 YDS, 4 TD and 2 CAR, -2 YDS. When did the Jets defense become so terrible? Did Derek Carr see the box score of the Giants-Saints game and say “Screw you Drew Brees and Eli Manning! I can do this too!”?

Matt Cassel – 13/25, 97 YDS and 4 CAR, 43 YDS. OLE’ GRAMPA CASSEL, HE RAN LIKE A KID OUT THERE! From here on out, we shall now refer to Matt Cassel as “MC3”.

Marques Colston – 8 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD. Forever Uncovered, A Football Life.

Brandon Cooks – 6 REC, 88 YDS, 2 TD. I  saw Brandon Cooks do something relevant yesterday. No, really. I’m serious.

Amari Cooper – 5 REC, 46 YDS. So, the Oakland Raiders can score at will with Cooper shut down? I don’t about you, but I find that unsettling…

Andy Dalton – 23/38, 231 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 6 CAR, 4 YDS. Andy Dalton obviously just didn’t want the pressure associated with being undefeated. It’s the only explanation that I can see for how he was playing yesterday. Seriously, everyone thought this Dalton was long-forgotten. But not me. Consider this a tease, a spoiler if you will, of what’s to re-emerge during their first and last playoff game.

Orleans Darkwa – 4 CAR, 23 YDS. Am I the only one who thinks of Darkwing Duck when hearing “Darkwa”? Or am I just getting old? I suppose it’s not mutually exclusive though, so watch your mouth when answering.

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Stefon Diggs – 6 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD. Say what you will, but Mark Trestman embarrassed the Bears in more entertaining ways than John Fox does. This was just your run-of-the-mill win by the Vikings and one very suave Stefon Diggs. What? I’m just saying what we’re all feeling.

Andre Ellington – 3 CAR, 0 YDS. Andre Ellington: Still Worthless.

Mike Evans – 3 REC, 48 YDS. Jameis Winston doing everything in his power to erase Evans from our collective memory. But don’t worry, the Giants defense is coming up next. Just the shot in the arm this relationship needs!

Ryan Fitzpatrick – 4/5, 46 YDS and 1 CAR, 12 YDS. And the Jets went back to Jetsing. Well, it was a good run, but yesterday, the Fitzmagic ran out. Or died.

Jimmy Graham – 7 REC, 75 YDS. You guys, I’m starting to wonder if the Seahawks coaching staff is any good. I’ve seen better play calling in Madden…

Todd Gurley – 20 CAR, 133 YDS, 1 TD and 3 REC, 13 YDS. Fun fact: the Rams have more Pro Bowl caliber running backs (1) than the 49ers have Pro Bowl caliber players (0). The more you know!

DeAndre Hopkins – 8 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD. I don’t know guys, I think this DeAndre fella might be pretty good…

Calvin Johnson – 5 REC, 85 YDS. Poor Calvin, what a waste of a career. He’s pretty much the only reason why Matthew Stafford gets over-hyped every preseason. That’s how good Calvin Johnson is; he makes everyone around him draftable…

Chris Johnson – 30 CAR, 109 YDS. I don’t believe a lot of things, but this Chris Johnson resurgence is in my top three of all time.

Colin Kaepernick – 20/41, 162 YDS and 6 CAR, 28 YDS. Still a glorious tire fire.

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Eli Manning – 30/41, 350 YDS, 6 TD. Things that didn’t show up in Eli Manning’s box score: Finished his juice box. Played in a cardboard box for three straight hours. Licked his Xbox 360 controller for 20 minutes straight.

Peyton Manning – 21/29, 340 YDS, 1 INT. If Peyton Manning didn’t play football, he’s that insurance salesman in your office building who has a ton of dirty jokes, never holds the elevator for you, and makes wildly inappropriate comments to the women who work in the downstairs deli that’s located on the first floor. (And wonders why he’s never invited out for drinks after work.) You know I’m right.

Josh McCown – 18/34, 211 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT and 5 CAR, 18 YDS, 1 FUM. Was this some sort of Cinderella pumpkin carriage thing going on for the Browns for half of yesterday’s game? Make sense, seeing as how the at the end of the game the clock finally struck sadness…

Darren McFadden – 20 CAR, 64 YDS and 6 REC, 49 YDS. All aboard the DMC hype train! CHOO CHOO. (Impending derailment imminent!)

Ben Roethlisberger – 28/45, 262 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT. Roethlisberger’s situational punting didn’t really help the Steelers yesterday. But, it’s not like we have a choice when it comes to what Big Ben wants…

Matthew Stafford – 22/36, 217 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 1 CAR, 5 YDS. There seems to be a reasonable amount of talent on the Lions, and there seems to be no reason why they should be worse than the last couple years. They have three running backs that are all capable with Joique Bell (7 CAR, 56 YDS) as the power runner, Ameer Abdullah (1 CAR, 3 YDS) as the change-of-pace back, young with potential, and a play-making pass-catcher back in Theo Riddick (5 CAR, 17 YDS and 6 REC, 30 YDS). They argualably have a top-three receiver in Calvin Johnson (mentioned above), a pretty solid number-two receiver (and raging d*ckhole) in Golden Tate (6 REC, 59 YDS) and a capable number-three in Lance Moore (3 REC, 29 YDS, 1 TD.) The defense is pretty pedestrian, but I’ve seen better teams do much more with a lot worse… so what’s the deal here? Is it sh*tty coaching? Should any ex-Peyton Manning head coach never get hired again? Or does the city of Detroit just suck anything resembling success or progress from any and all people? The answer is yes… isn’t it…

Alex Smith – 18/26, 145 YDS, 2 TD and 5 CAR, 78 YDS, 1 TD. It’s pretty embarrassing to lose a fantasy football game basically due to Alex Smith alone.

Geno Smith – 27/42, 265 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 2 CAR, 34 YDS. Geno Smith appears to still be very much Geno Smith.

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Steve Smith Sr.– 5 REC, 82 YDS. He’s punched his last baby ticket. TOO SOON PEOPLE. Smith, in the play above, tore his right Achilles, ending his 2015 season and likely closing out a pretty stellar career. In other news, the Ravens officially are out of receivers and will start featuring four tight end sets with three running backs in the backfield.

Benjamin Watson – 9 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD. That’s what you get when you don’t cover what’s-his-name. “That’s it, then. I’m hanging myself and Walmart’s paying for it.” – Tom Coughlin.

Charcandrick West – 20 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD. I could use another Charcandrick. Only because I think the word “Charcandrick” was designed to be pluralized. Only because I have no idea what else it would be designed for.

Russell Wilson – 19/30, 210 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 6 CAR, 32 YDS. From the people who brought you Too Many Cook’s, introducing: Too Many Wilson’s.

 

Final Thought

Everyone's reaction checking today's injury reports and their fantasy roster...

Everyone’s reaction checking today’s injury reports and their fantasy roster…

 

 

  1. ashtray says:
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    Torn MCL for Bell. WTF.

  2. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, what a brutal week. You know its bad when kicker Tucker is my top fantasy producer..looks like I have alot of drops to make but going to be very difficult with 29$ FAAB left. I’m looking to drop Stafford & probably Peyton as well (10-team standard scoring) since I should be able to ride Tyrod Taylor the rest of the season… but I suppose I could grab a backup QB right now as well for little to no FAAB $..

    I also can drop L Green & J Randle. So basically 4 potential drops because my team is a mess…rank the waiver priorities you would put bids in for…not sure if I should try to invest the bulk of FAAB left on a quality backup RB (like D Williams) as first waiver priority, followed by a couple low bids for a few lower caliber options from below…what you think?

    RB: D’angelo, Langford, D Cobb, Andrews, J Bell, Sproles, Gaskins
    WR- Aiken, T Ausin, N Washington, Colston, D Harris, Woods, DGB,
    QB-D Carr, Romo, Cutler, Bortles, A Smith, Flacco

    Roster below besides Stafford, P Manning, L Green, J Randle who are being dumped

    QB-T Taylor
    RB-AP/DeMarco
    WR-Ty/Amari/Garcon
    TE-Bennett
    Flex-Gates
    Bench- Duke J, Davante Adams followed by the 4 drop-able players
    K-Tucker
    D-STL

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Randle for Williams. Green for Aiken. I’d keep Peyton for now, but Stafford can be put out of his misery.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: And I’m not sure you should go crazy here. Adams should be viable soon enough, and your RB’s are strong. I do kinda like the idea of grabbing upside guys on the cheap here. Like Cobb, DGB, maybe even Woods.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: thanks…do you think I should hold Tucker for his bye this week since I will have the space with all my potential drops…I know kickers are interchangeable but Tucker has been money & the Ravens without SS will be kicking many FGs for sure in the future..

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: I think you have the flexibility to do it. Tucker is money.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: cool…

            • Nick says:
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              @Nick:… considering I do not think I will get D Will & Aiken, ill probably focus on the backend…what about Tate with C Johnson hurt, should I even bother?

              Then, rank in order 5 of these guys you would target..DGB, Woods, D Harris, Cobb, T Austin, C Michael, Hankerson, Langford, M Wilson, Nate Wash, Gaskills, Davis, Shorts

              Thanks!

              • Nick says:
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                @Nick: also what would you bid on Aiken, cause I do plan on at least trying for him (while Ill pass on D Will)

                • Nick says:
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                  @Nick: add J Bell to that list, if he is even a top 5…sorry for so many posts, once again

                  • Jay

                    Jay says:
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                    @Nick: Ah, Bell is a tough one. Hmm, I like him still, seems to be back from injury. I might take him above Cobb. And no worries, it’s what I’m here for!

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @Nick: 10ish? I think that’s fair. Maybe 15 if I’m remember some of your past bids.

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Nick: Well, I still like Tate, but the Lions are a mess. I’d probably go with that ranking, but with Cobb first.

  3. Scooter G says:
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    Hey Jay

    Which two do I drop this week to add D Williams and R Matthews? 10 team 2 qb standard

    Ryan, Fitz, A Cooper, J Landry, Forte, Mcfadden/, Gronk , Den D, Crosby

    Bench: Cutler, A Robinson, Hilton, Moncrief, Diggs, Tate, A Blue, CJA, Hyde

  4. Scott says:
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    When there’s trouble, you call DW!

    Except in fantasy football, then he’s a bust.

  5. Clint says:
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    First Foster last week, now Le’Veon. Further reason why I think 2 RB’s in fantasy leagues is 1 too many to maintain where there are less than 12 workhorse RB’s left in the entire league. Question: is putting Le’Veon on the IR Designated to Return an option for them? If they do that, could help fantasy owners but if not, his roster spot’s gonna drain me for the next month or so, making things worse.

    And for good measure: someone please burn down the Lions facilities now so they can just go home for the remaining 9 weeks of the season? Where’s the guy that poked the hole in the Metrodumb roof to let the snow in? Maybe he needs work?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: The Lions have done a great job setting themselves a blaze.

      Yeah, the RB situation is a tough one… I’m not actually sure how that would work for the Steelers roster wise. I think we’ll know more later today.

    • Bigtim412 says:
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      @Clint:

      Pouncey was already given the IR with designation to return tag. Only one per season so Bell is done

  6. miles proudfoot says:
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    Time to drop Ellington and pick up Chacandrick?

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: simply never mind.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @miles proudfoot: 2 weeks ago answer would’ve been yes.

  7. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    i beat you to darkwing duck there. it was in my first comment last week about jennings vs him and what waiver order for darkwa and all that. with SF continuing dumpster fire, what team is dumb enough to play their current starting RB as punt returner too? esp one as injury prone as bush is.

  8. CMUTimmah says:
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    Orleans Darkwa got hurt and wasn’t able to play… but he was the only successful running back on the team in that game. He got stuffed twice at the goal line. Not a good thing at all, but honestly, blocking needs to help a little… which it didn’t.

    I think if they give Darkwing the ball more, Launchpad McQuack (aka Eli Manning) will get more time in the pocket because they will have more than a plodder in the backfield when Vereen is on the sidelines… but… Coughlin will continue to settle for 2 yards from jennings and Dre Will.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CMUTimmah: The Giants running game is terrible. But at some point, yes, they have to establish the run, and it’s definitely not Williams or Jennings that’s going to do that. Honestly, I think they should have reached out to Bradshaw before the Colts did.

  9. Scott says:
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    Dropped Kamar “Goes to White Castle” Aiken too soon!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Haha, I like that one.

  10. Scott says:
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    In the wildly appropriate name category, JaDaveon Clowney was replaced by Whitney Mercilus, who proceeded to get 3.5 sacks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: They need a Charcandrick too!

  11. S.H says:
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    Jay is there any QB’s in next years draft that you would rather have over big ben , for the next few years.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @S.H: Maybe Tony Romo. Maybe Philip Rivers. Russell Wilson is around there. Andrew Luck is probably a for sure bet.

      • S.H says:
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        @Jay: Sorry my bad I should of said the NFL first year player draft. Would you rather take some like Paxton Lynch,Connor Cook or Jerred Goff or would you rather have BIG Ben or Tannehill And it is a dynasty league. I have Foles Bradford and Fitzpatrick. As of right now.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @S.H: Depends where your roster is at. If you are built to win now or in the near future, I think Ben can do some good things for you. But there’s probably a two-year cap to that.

  12. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay.. I got Lynch and West on Bye next week and the only backs i got are Matt Jones, Alfred, Darkwa and Andrews. I’m gonna have to start Andrews but would you pickup – Langford first or DeAngelo?? I have waiver #3 so also if i don’t get one should i grab another??

  13. Scott says:
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    I wonder what other things Charcandrick?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: We should form an exploratory committee to answer this.

  14. Doc says:
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    Bernard, hill vs Browns
    Gore vs panthers
    Duke Johnson vs cinncy
    Stewart vs Indy

    Pick two ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Doc: Leaning JStew and Hill.

  15. Drekkan says:
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    Was set for a decent run with a truly powerhouse team. Unfortunately, said team featured Carlos Hyde, Arian Foster, and Matt Forte. Now my team has turned into a factory of sadness with Duke Johnson Jr. as its starting RB, and then… my choice on the waivers of Matt Jones, Shane Vereen, or Joique Bell.

    My current WR/Flex are ODB, Dez, and Allen Robinson. Worth trying to sell on one of them to pick up a second RB, or stick with the triplet of receivers and try for some waiver magic while hoping that Forte/Hyde come back quickly?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Drekkan: Eesh. I don’t know, maybe throw A-Rob out there to see what happens, but I’d rather fill in with guys until we know how Hyde is responding and what exactly is going on with Forte.

  16. Gio says:
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    Half PPR limited keeper. I am in the playoff hunt and lost bell and possibly forte (allen too). I was offered a deal where I can pick any 2 of the 3 rb’s for bell. Pull trigger or no?

    -Demarco Murray, Lamar Miller, Yeldon

    I’m leaning Yeldon and Miller. Pull trigger or no?

    My keepers would most likely be Yeldon and OBJ

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gio: Yeah, I think Yeldon and Miller is a good combo there.

  17. Robby says:
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    Hey jay hope you had a great weekend!

    .5 ppr league. Based on my team who are you adding / dropping at this week’s waiver rush?

    QB Palmer (bye), I have luck on my bench

    RBs: Jeremy hill,, gore, David Cobb, Lamar miller, Christine michael, charcanderick west (bye)

    WRs: we start 3 WRs: Demaryius Thomas, Alshon, Calvin Johnson (bye), diggs, lafell, Eddie Royal

    TE: gates & Ladarius green

    Defense: I added & played raiders D

    Kicker: Josh brown

    — I’m iffy about luck’s week 9 matchup; he’s facing Broncos home in Indy , I want to see what he will do tonight vs the panthers tough D.
    – if I don’t feel confident in luck for week 9, here are a few I’m eyeing

    -Cutler (Monday night at San Diego)

    – Jameis Winston (vs Giants/ giants D has a lot of holes in it.)

    – tyrod Taylor ( week 9 vs dolphins in buffalo)

    ———

    Available RBs:
    Jeremy Langford, jaquizz Rodgers, Jonas gray, Ben tate(if SF signs him), Kendall gaskins, tevin coleman,

    — d’angelo williams is already on someone’s team.

    ———-

    Available WRs:
    Marquess Wilson, Kamar Aiken, Chris givens, Marques colston, dorial green beckham, Robert woods

    I’m trying to do a trade in which I’ll get Pats D
    If not which D:
    – Cowboys D (vs Eagles)

    – steelers D (vs raiders)

    – 49ers D (vs Falcons)

    – Jaguars D (@ Baltimore who are minus steve smith)

    – Ravens D (vs jags)

    – Giants D (@ Tampa)

    – Bucs D (vs Giants)

    —-

    Kicker:

    Dan Bailey, Robbie Gould

    — sat I traded Doug Martin + cooks for Calvin Johnson – he’s prob glad he accepted he needs Martin now with his bell done

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robby: I did! Hope your’s was good as well. I’d probably drop Royal for Aiken, and I’m leaning Cowboys there.

      • Robby says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks man!

        Thoughts on pats d if I’m able to land them? I agree with you on Dallas if I’m unable to get pats

        Thoughts on the qb spot? Ride luck next week ?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Robby: I don’t like that side of the roster too much, but they are coached up pretty well. Top-10 defense on most weeks.

  18. ryanoger says:
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    .5 PPR keeper league

    A ROD killing me this week! Need a big game from Greg Olsen tonight!

    1. With Justin Tucker on a bye which FA kicker should I pick up?

    Walsh, Gould, Nugent, Folk, Sturgis

    2. With tucker being a top tier(ish) kicker, should I still loose him to make the add or hang on to Tucker and drop someone else?

    3. Other FAs on the wire:
    RBs-DeAngelo Williams, Langford
    WRs-Malcom Floyd, Willie Snead, Nate Washington, Robert Woods

    Going to try for DeAngelo obviously (have a low waiver so prob won’t get him) but anyone else worth roster’ing over my players above, and who would I drop to make the add(s)?

    Thanks so much man!

    best,
    Ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      My team below:

      QB-Aaron Rodgers
      WR-Jarvis Landry, Mike Evans
      RB-Latavius Murray, DeMarco Murray
      TE-Greg Olsen
      FLEX(RB/WR/TE)-Steve Smith
      Bench- Antonio Gates, Alfred Blue, Ryan Mathews, Christine Michael, James Jones, Jordan Matthews

      IR-Jordy

      K-Tucker
      DEF- Broncos

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Going Nugent there maybe. I’d like to hold onto Tucker if possible. Smith for whatever you need, and I think you can try Michael for Williams there on the off chance he makes it through.

  19. ryanoger says:
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    Toss Michael Floyd into that FA list above too sorry man, thoughts on him?

    best,
    Ryan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: That’s an interesting pickup, he’s there too. Since you have Blue, maybe focus on him.

  20. Comatose says:
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    Ok to drop Big Ben for a RB if I own Dalton? Carr, Bradford, Tannehill are all on the wire. Also, who would you rather add, Melvin Gordon or Langford?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Comatose: Gordon, but I’d rather have Ben than Dalton. Closer than it used to be though.

  21. Samsonpete says:
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    Another Bell owner here. D Williams and Yeldon are on my wire. Which one should I pick up?

    I also had Steve Smith, with John Brown, Moncrief and Decker on the wire. Who would you pick up there.

    Definitely a costly week with injuries!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Samsonpete: Yeldon, but it’s darn close. I’d probably go Moncrief there.

  22. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    12 team keeper league. non-ppr. 3 keepers count as your 1st 3 picks each seasons (no value keepers based on late round picks or waiver snags). no flex.

    my current WR and RB situation is as follows:

    WR – dez bryant (injured), emmanuel sanders, larry fitz, rishard matthews
    RB – latavius murray, ameer abdullah, lagarette blount, alfred blue, antonio andrews

    miraculously i am currently in 5th place (6 make the playoffs) despite losing romo and bryant for pretty much the whole season (thanks to RBs largely being terrible this year and just a weird NFL season overall).

    i’ve been offered tj yeldon for dez bryant. do i make this deal? i’m pretty torn on it.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon: I’m torn too. I don’t think you do though. I’d hold.

  23. Cheese says:
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    Tough offer right here…

    I give Ryan Tannehill, Latavius Murray and Victor Cruz
    I get Drew Brees, Ronnie Hillman and Pierrre Garcon

    14 team 0.5PPR, 4pt passing TD

    QB – Andrew Luck
    WR – DeAndre Hopkins
    WR – Mike Evans
    WR – Brandin Cooks
    RB – Latavius Murray
    RB – Charcandrick West
    TE – Jason Witten
    W/R/T – CJ Anderson
    Q/W/R/T – Ryan Tannehill
    BEN – Victor Cruz, Jordan Matthews, Justin Hardy, Stevan Ridley, Mike Davis

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cheese: I like what it brings to your team, as you have natural buoy system with CJA and Hillman. Really close here.

  24. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Le’Veon owner here. Team was just starting to click (4 game win streak to bump me into 4th place), so this one hurts. Trying to pick up the pieces. What do you think of the following trades?

    We start 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE and a R/W/T flex. My team is as follows:

    QB-Brady
    WR-Cobb
    WR-Allen Robinson
    WR-John Brown
    RB-Gurley
    RB-Hillman
    Flex-Stefon Diggs
    TE-Delanie Walker
    BE-Abdullah, Starks, Ginn, Cameron, Eli Manning, Le’Veon

    Clearly my bench is brutal, absent a change in Green Bay. Here are the trades I’ve been offered:

    DeAngello Williams and Brandon LaFell for Allen Robinson
    Doug Martin and Brandon LaFell for Randall Cobb

    Thoughts? Both Gurley and Hillman have had their byes, so I can just roll with them and then fill in the flex spot as needed.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Harrison Ford in Air Force One: I don’t like either one, but I understand the position you’re in. I wouldn’t lose Cobb, that’s for sure, so the Williams one is okay. And LaFell might turn into something.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pats: Hilton, Green, and Benjamin. And then Olsen. And then Cincy D and Vinetari.

  25. Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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    any idea if l.bell comes off can’t drop list in yahoo before waivers on the 4th? i got lucky having aiken in a 20 teamer, now becomes a legitimate #2 WR (which he is for me already). Have Bell/D.will too. Want to try to get cobb and a WR if possible, but really can only drop a.wilson or maybe d.robinson to get a WR upgrade and Cobb, i SHOULD hopefully be able to drop l.bell by that time.

  26. Hometown Hero says:
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    I’m in a 12 team standard league. I have Blount and Ivory as my top two RBs and a bunch of stiffs after that.Someone in my league is stacked at RB and is offering me CJ2k or J Stewart for John Brown. He also has the no.1 waiver claim and probably get Deangelo Williams. In what order would you rank these RBs ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hometown Hero: JStew and then Johnson. For what it’s worth, I like that deal, either one, for you for that depth.

      • Hometown Hero says:
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        @Jay: Where does Deangelo fit with those two? Thanks again

  27. s.h says:
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    JAy head to head dynasty Forsett sanders and ruben randle for bryant watkins and hyde I am leaning towards the watkins side how about yourself.?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @s.h: Very much so. I’m with you here.

  28. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    isn’t it weird that football announcers have no problem calling a bad call a bad call, but in baseball it’s just “that COULD’ve been called a ball (clearly it was a ball)”, or “that KC homer should be called back, it didn’t get over the wall, and the fan grabbed it and pulled it over” turns into no complaining at all after the bad call was let to stand in baseball. Do the umps have some stock in all TV networks that carry baseball?

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @s.h: i just used that as one example, point being the announcers go out of their way to not tell the truth about bad calls in baseball games, and NFL announcers will clearly say what they actually saw happen, even if this makes the refs look wrong, which they often are.

          • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Jay: that’s true with baseball having less time on balls and strikes calls, but they tend to not say “wow that was a bad call” on say a non-existent homer or a bad call at home or first base, whereas those same annoying idiots in football might very well say “wow that was a bad call, team X got lucky there”

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: I’m not so sure here. I have to say, there are some personalities on the football side that I find really frustrating who do the same thing. Phil Sims, Dan Fouts, and even Cris Collinsworth can be terribly myopic with these things. Joe Buck shares this trait in both sports. I agree with you that this happens a lot in baseball, but I’m not so sure football is that different.

  29. one more time says:
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    whats your take on vernon davis? i own martellus bennet and eric ebron, but think vernon could be more valuable..

    tight end is the only position where i dont feel good about currently. would you drop ebron for him? i have $100 out of 200 left how much would you bid on him if so?

    i know the fantasy community didnt expect anything when james jones got traded and besides last night that hasnt been the case.. i’m kind of bullish on this i think

    • Jay

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      @one more time: Eh, I’ll believe it when I see it. I could see him being a nice pickup for a team needing a replacement, but you don’t need him. That being said, dropping Ebron for him is just fine, and since you already have Bennett, I think it’s a good lottery ticket just in case.

      • onemoretime says:
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        @Jay:
        I hear where you are coming from, but the entire fantasy community said the same thing about james jones until he went off… so I hold out hope. although my expectations are low.

        Julius Thomas is no all world talent, and he did big things. I’m hoping for the best.

        thanks!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @onemoretime: No worries! And yeah, going with your gut here, I don’t think there’s a downside.

  30. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    if hankerson AND d-jax don’t go for yet another week i need a 1 week WR. this is same league that i’m trying to get j.bell (over powell) and geno over osweiler (2 QB dynasty PPR). i have forte, langford went for $22 last night. Bell will be much much cheaper. Neither Bell nor Geno waivered last night, possibly since we only have 3 adds per week, i was maxed out, others could have been.
    i have r.rodgers to drop for WR 1 week fix or RB depth. choices are
    roddy (he didn’t do much without hank though)
    j.hunter
    agholor (certainly could have later value since dynasty)
    kerley
    RB:
    ball (is this to CHI starting for real, he’s awful at pass blocking)
    mccluster
    c.thompson

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:
      2.since i have rodgers to drop i could keep powell or go with one of those RB above, and wait and see about grabbing a 1 week WR.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Jay: bell is my first claim attempt tonight.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Langford went for that much? Damn. I do like Agholor as an upside play here.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: i tried $9, but i couldn’t have anyway, league doesn’t reset it’s weekly adds till (i hope, and assume) start of tuesday, which in yahoo is always 3 AM eastern.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: you watching Fargo S02, EP03 ruled (whole thing is good though), bout to watch EP 04 now.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Haven’t got into that show yet. Was about to start Narcos, and then with Fallout 4 coming out next week, I’ll be busy. To be honest, it’s hard to have time to do anything but life and this site during football season.

  31. El Jefe says:
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    Brees on my bench for Rivers (who had a good game) but of course cost me the week losing by 10…and spot on with the d Williams being on the bench of a 1-7 team in my league!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @El Jefe: Yeah, I had a team where I started Rivers over Brees. It happens. I mean, 7 TD, no one can call that.

  32. El Jefe says:
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    And on the lions – this is what happens when you replace the worst GM ever in Millen and replace him with his right hand man who continues the same “strategy” of ineptitude. Combine that with horrible coaches and play calling you get Calvin disappearing from targets for so long. Never see top wr be used as a decoy as much as him. Good thing they built a smaller new stadium or else they’d never sell out… But alas Lions fans are a charging team that will not yield!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @El Jefe: Yeah, it’s a really bad team right now. And Jim Caldwell is pretty mediocre.

  33. tripwirealarm says:
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    AP for Deangelo Williams, would you pull the trigger?

  34. joben says:
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    I have now lost Charles and bell this season to season ending injuries. My remaining RBs are Lamar Miller and Duke johnson and i just added deangelo. Would you trade deandre Hopkins for Gurley? Its tough for me to say bye to Deandre but i need depth and have Marshall,edelman, decker, Martavis and john Brown as my other WRs. I can start 3 WRs, 2 RBs and a flex w/r/t. I can’t decide, please help. I just fell out of first place last week because of poor performances by martavis,dalton and leveon injury

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @joben: Hmm, with that depth, I like that trade for you, yeah.

      • joben says:
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        @Jay: Thanks a lot Jay. I was leaning that way but didn’t want to have my heart broken again by another stud RB. Thanks for the input though. I just needed to hear it from someone else. Great work as always on the write ups by the way. i’ve been on this website for years and this is my first time commenting. Appreciate the hard work you guys put in to help all of us.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @joben: Any time! And thanks!

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