So it was an odd week to be a Seahawks fan and a rooter for the underdog turned belle of the ball Cowboys.  My emotions were – much like the shirts of someone going 80’s chic – torn but in reality, it was just a good game plan by the Cowboys and a really disjointed one for Pete Carroll and company.  You said ‘joint’.  Good grief, Washingtonians, really?  THAT’s all you got outta that?  Moving along, let’s look a bit into the troubled world of the Seattle offense for a moment, shall we?  Truthfully, it’s funny to think of them as troubled.  I’d like to say more ‘directionless’ than troubled.  But good teams have bad games.  Let them pass and move along and take advantage of the cheap offers they create in the DK world.  Looking at Percy Harvin, it’s hard to explain how he’s not seeing the ball more.  He’s the most dynamic offensive player Seattle has but has been targeted 26 times in five games.  That’s a pace of 83 targets on the year.  To put that in perspective, Emmanuel Sanders is on pace for 153 and he’s not even the primary target in Denver.  I think Seattle comes out embarrassed, hungry and angry against the Rams and I think Harvin will do a good amount of damage…as long as the refs don’t call all the TDs back this time.  #NeverForget.  In all, at $4,100 he makes for a nice low priced option with huge upside that leaves you room to spend up elsewhere as needed.  So with that, let’s move on.  Here’s some more hot takes for the week 7 DK slate for 2014 Fantasy Football…

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Andrew Luck, QB: $9,700 – Queue the black colonel Sanders.  If you roster Luck, that leaves you $5,037 per remaining position.  I don’t have to tell you how hard it’ll be to roster a solid team with that but I think he’ll trend highly in cash games because people will find value elsewhere.  We shall see, though.  The cash vs GPP debate is always about how many people talk up or talk down a player, rarely about the price itself.

Aaron Rodgers, QB: $8,800 – Not pointing anything amazing out here but Aaron is probably your safest cash game play on Sunday.  The matchup and being at home put him in a great spot to cash in on his price.  That said, he’s almost in the Luck range so you’re gonna have to be thrifty elsewhere and I’ve seen your grocery bills.  Organic, cage-free tortillas?  What does that even mean?  Pairing him with $8,200 Jordy Nelson is both smart and financial death to the rest of your squad but I’d love to see someone do it (PS, I don’t think I will be without some cheap players starting via injury news or a glitch in the DK matrix).

Kirk Cousins, QB: $7,400 – Cousins is one of those nice anomalies at QB.  You could start him AND the opposing defense he faces and do just fine.  You could’ve done that last week and received his 22 points while the Cards racked up a decent amount of points plus a pick 6.  It’s a win/win all around.  Ok, probably not this week.  It’s the Titans.  They’re competing with the Jags for NFL punching bag.  I’m not sure how you ‘win’ this but they’re doing their darndest on all facets right now.  My only fear in this game is that the Titans are fairly awful against the run; we might see more Alf than we see gunslinger Kirk.

Matt Ryan, QB: $6,500 – So first, let’s go over the positives: Julio Jones.  Ok, now that we’ve got the positives out of the way, let’s cover the negatives: typically worse on the road than at home, Roddy White is playing old, Devin Hester isn’t running at the right speed, Harry Douglas is probably out again, Levine Toilolo runs like how you’d picture a totem pole to run if it could, the offensive line is in complete disarray and Steven Jackson is playing older than Roddy is.  Clearly the negatives outweigh the positives…wait, what?  We all know Ryan can go for 300 and 3 TD.  He’s done this before, he could do it again and I wouldn’t call Baltimore’s secondary fearsome by any means.  There’s a lot of narrative to this call.  Atlanta should play up after a bad game at home and Baltimore could deflate a bit after a huge laugher in Tampa but in the end, I expect Ryan will have to throw simply because Baltimore is the better team and should be ahead most of the game.  Also, big thing to do in DFS especially for tourney calls: how many people will say ‘I’m not rostering x guy’.  If Ryan gets that treatment, he’s a great contrarian play.  Treat your ears like your scalloped potatoes and keep them peeled.  BTW, fun stat from last week: 7 drops led to over 100 yards of lost for Ryan and a change in scope of the game.  I wouldn’t bank on that repeating.  Unless all of those targets were Roddy then it’s definitely possible.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB: $5,700 – Fair warning, this article is gonna be ridiculously long (that’s what she said).  This is strictly a price point play.  I don’t know how much upside Big Ben is gonna have as I don’t see them throwing the ball much nor needing to as you’ll soon read below.  Now lower.  Lower still.  I told you this piece had a lot going on!  But given how he burned most value seekers last week, many will be off him this week.  Seriously, that’s how this shizz goes.  I think I need to start a section called ‘Dogs of the DK Dow’ next week and just put guys like this in it.  What say you, author?  I like it, editor!  Done and done.

Julio Jones, WR: $7,800 – The scorched Earth theory is alive here as well.  ‘He burned me last week, I won’t roster him this week’.  Same thing applies to Ryan but his price is nicer to work with.  I’ll be singing me and Julio down by the school yard with a few teams this week.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR: $5,900 – My response to this price point.  Sanders doesn’t have a TD so far this year.  The 49ers are near the bottom in all the red zone categories against opposing WRs this year and Emmanuel just had his worst game of the year.  All the signs are pointing down but you wanna know what’s pointing up?  My erection, silly!  Maybe I’m a little too happy about this Sanders pricing.  Moving on…

Brandin Cooks, WR: $5,800 – At this stage, I’d call Brandin a cash game only play.  He could get you 10 receptions but only net you 70 yards and probably won’t score a TD.  Basically a cheap chance at 15 that you don’t have to break the bank for.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR: $5,600 – Speaking of red zone numbers, don’t let the red OPRK on DK fool you regarding the Packers’ wide out coverage as they’re giving up the third most RZ targets to opposing wide outs on the year and Kelvin has been the primary target for Cam so far this year, averaging 9.16 targets per game.  Keep in mind Benjamin almost had a 2 TD game last week but was called for offensive pass interference on his second one.  Given how much the odds makers like GB to win (-7), look for Carolina to be throwing often in the game.

Jarvis Landry, WR: $4,100 – Who?  Yeah, who is right.  It looks like Miami could be fading Hartline out of the receiver equation a bit after a 6 catch, 75 yard and a touchdown game from Jarvis.  The game according to Vegas should stay close so all options should be on the table most of the game.

Odell Beckham, Jr, WR: $3,800- Not gonna lie, this would be a cash game only play most likely.  Everyone knows Victor Cruz is done for the year and everyone knows ODB Jr should see an uptick in targets because of it.  That said, at this price he’s a great WR3 punt option if you pay out the nose for Luck or…

DeMarco Murray, RB: $9,600 – I’m not gonna keep this brief.  I’m a boxer guy myself.  You’re not helping.  Sorry.  Simply put, the price is ridiculous BUT because there are so many other tasty options on the RB menu this week, I think he makes for a great GPP play.  Who pays for a near 10K RB?  The person who wants to get a big Murray line when no one else will, that’s who.

Le’Veon Bell, RB: $6,600 – First off, there’s ridiculous value at RB this week.  I honestly didn’t know when/where to stop writing about them.  Secondly, the Steelers keep saying all the right things all while doing the wrong things.  They were supposed to get Bell in the endzone last week.  THEY LIED.  You always want to go with high potential and Bell is just that. Le’Veon has yet to score a touchdown on the year but Houston has been shredded by the run game this year.  To prove the point, here’s a fun stat care of @Pat_Thorman.  Considering the hype, he’ll probably be heavily owned in GPPs.  Just keep that in mind when building your tourney roster.  It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, it just means you’ll need to be contrary elsewhere.

Andre Ellington, RB: $6,500 – Seriously, can I just roster 10 RBs this week?  Please?  It’s the Raiders and the Raiders can be run on.  Given that obvious call is obvious here, I’d put Ellington under the cash-only section of my plays for this week.

Justin Forsett, RB: $5,600 – Myself and a good twitter friend that I met in Chicago during the #32in32in32 tour with @NickCapozzi – @RealDaddyBigs – talked about most owned back this Sunday.  I really thought it would be Forsett since he sits atop the matchup throne this week but I’m gonna wave an early white flag and say he’s right: it’ll be Bell.  That said, makes it pretty sweet for me to get in on Forsett then.  He rushed for 111 yards on 14 carries last week but don’t read too far into the minimal workload: 10 of his 14 carries were during the first half of a game that was decided by the 2nd quarter.  Look for the Ravens to rely on the run game at home.  Key stat for the Forsett call: the number ‘3’.  That’s how many TDs Matt Asiata scored against them and we all know you can’t say ‘Asiata’ without saying ‘ass’.

Fred Jackson, RB: $5,500 – Speaking of the Vikings and ‘ass’…they’re the 4th worst against opposing running backs on the year and old man Jackson just keeps delivering.  It’s hard to say FJax has extreme upside in that he’s not gonna be busting any 50+ yard runs for a TD at this stage in his career but with the full PPR stat, Fred could score 20 in his sleep against this team.  Overall, I think the Bills are going to look to win time of possession and rely heavily on their running backs to win the game, putting Fred at more than likely 20 touches.

Ben Tate, RB: $5,300 – Your cash game running back for the week.  The Browns are going to run the ball, and then run the ball, and then take a time out and then run some more.  Last week, Tate saw the ball 25 times on the ground and finished with 2 TDs and 78 yards.  Look for the rushing trend to continue for Cleveland against a porous Jags rushing front.  Oh and yes, this does make Isaiah Crowell a solid get at $4,300 if Terrance West is again a healthy inactive.

Lamar Miller, RB: $5,300 – Opportunity breeds numbers and when you tack on talent, it makes for break out ability.  Don’t be fooled by Chicago’s rush defense being 6th best according to DK standards.  They haven’t really been challenged on the ground by many teams so far nor have they faced a top flight back yet.  Well unless you wanna include Lacy because you drafted him 5th overall but yeah frog tea on that one.  I would never call Lamar a top flight RB but he does have great potential and if he can see the ball more than the 17 times he did last week – which turned into 17.3 DK points, btw – he could turn it into a huge game and guess what?  Moreno is out so the chance for 25 touches is there for him.  The question is, just how stupid are the Dolphins?  Wait, don’t answer that, you’ll ruin my Lamar call.

Alfred Morris, RB: $4,700 – Guess who your leader in INT is at QB?  C’mon guess!  Yup, it’s Cousins.  Morris has been shut down in back to back weeks by the Cards and the Seahawks.  No surprise there, both teams are good against the rush.  Tennessee, meanwhile, is middle of the road drifting towards bad against opposing backs and get the lucky stat of the Jags last week whose RBs tallied 44 yards on 18 carries.  That’s a 2.44 average.  They average 3.5 ypc on the year and that includes Henne and Bortles rushing totals.  So basically, they held them to a little under their average.  Bravo!  Color me not impressed.  Look for Washington to pound the ball this week.  Morris is a safe cash game play that’s a nice go if you’re paying up for Luck.

Jerick McKinnon, RB: $4,700 – The stats have me saying no but my body has me saying yes.  The Vikings are in a rough stretch in terms of defensive opponents, getting polished by the Lions at home this weekend and now get to face a stifling Bills defense that ranks first against the run in Buffalo country.  Tall task for a rookie RB but let’s take note of two things.  One, Detroit ain’t no slouch against the run themselves and McKinnon still piled up 14.2 DK points on them.  Two, the Bills haven’t faced the most talented of running backs so far this year and the one time they did get one – Matt Forte – they gave up 82 on 17 carries.  The Vikes are gonna rely on their run game to keep the turnovers down and McKinnon is finally getting his shot to shine, outsnapping Asiata 48 to 15 last week.  I’d call Jerick strictly a tourney play at this point.  If you get cold feet, Joique Bell or Ronnie Hillman make for great near pivot points at $4,800.  See what I did there?  Three RBs in one blurb.  I’m tellin ya, too much good stuff here!

Travis Kelce, TE: $4,800 – More stat deception.  The Chargers give up the least amount of DK points to opposing Tight Ends.  Oh…so what TE would YOU throw to if you were the QB for the Cardinals, Seahawks, Bills, Jags, Jets, or Raiders, hrm?  Needless to say, the competition hasn’t been that stiff for San Diego and Kelce represents the most physically gifted one they’ve faced this year.  If people fade on the matchup, you can take advantage in GPP.

Dwayne Allen, TE: $3,700 – Very few matchups are screaming value to me this week at TE but a Luck red zone favorite going against the team that gives up the most DK points to opposing TEs on the year at $3,700?  My reaction.  Well, minus the pretty and the boobs and the blonde part, of course.  An out of nowhere game in which Coby Fleener actually catches the passes thrown to him aren’t out of the question here either, fam.

Larry Donnell, TE: $3,500 – So you wanna be cheaper and more desperate, eh?  Well how about Donnell and his 1 catch in two games, how does that strike you?  To be fair, he almost had a great catch in the end zone on Sunday but it was negated by a penalty.  Keep in mind not all the wealth of the Cruz targets will go to ODB Jr.  Larry Donnell might be a thing again.

Josh Hill, TE: $3,000 – No Jimmy Graham?  No problem just turn to Josh Hill…amiright?  Yeah, only a call if you need a bottom of the barrel price to go with a heavy offense elsewhere but this is really a shot in the whudat dark.

Detroit Lions, DST: $3,200 – Priced out at middle of the road and going against Drew Brees, some would say this is not a good get but let’s realize a few things.  One, the Lions defense overall is in fact good.  Two, Drew has thrown 6 INTs so far this year which is 7th worst in the league right now.  Three, there’s no Jimmy Graham to chuck to and his security blanket of Colston is aging faster than a beach bum’s skin.  Speaking of, why don’t more of them bum for some SPF 50 instead of cigarettes?  Y’all are gonna look like luggage when you get older or worse: George Hamilton.  The Vegas odds makers have this game as the highest O/U at 52 on the weekend and given the set up, I’m not really sure why.  But given they missed both high O/U last week, it might be a time for them to check their algorithms cuz I’m pretty sure it’s busted for this game.

Dallas Cowboys, DST: $3,000 – Dallas isn’t the most exciting defensive get and I wouldn’t say the matchup is foolproof in anyway but some things to consider.  The Cowboys are third in the NFL in time of possession.  Basically limiting the opportunity for opposing offenses to get going or for their defense to suck.  Given the shaky nature of the Giants’ offensive line at the moment, this could turn into a sackfest.

Washington Football Team, DST: $2,600 – This is the mantra of picking on QBs who complete less than 60% of their passes a game.  Jake Locker?  58%.  Check.  Charlie Whitehurst?  58.3%.  Double Check.  Obviously, the stats favor a QB against Washington but I don’t abide by that logic when presented with loose cannon arm Locker and checkdown Charlie.  If you’re looking to save a few bucks at DEF, this is the way I’d lean.

  1. mcBlunty says:
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    full point ppr have a potential trade offer on the table, I would get AJ Green and Travis Kelce, I would send Gronk and either Fred Jackson or Andre Williams, if I did this my WR’s would be Calvin, Green, Mike Floyd, Kelvin, and Rueben oh I also have Josh Gordon stashed away, if I make the playoffs that would be a nasty combo (in 7th place right now top 6 make it), i am just worried about the health of AJ and Calvin while Gronk is rounding into form, am I over thinking it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @mcBlunty: It’s a fair trade where I’d give Andre. Not sure with your WR depth that you need to make that trade, though.

  2. Dom B says:
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    Who to start pick 2 WR and anyone for the flex WR Percy Harvin, Kelvin Benjamin, TY Hilton, Roddy White, Michael Crabtree, Malcom Floyd RB Fred Jackson (Doug Martin on bye)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: Harvin/Benjamin/FJax

  3. mguy31 says:
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    Trade Reed for Reggie Bush or Ronnie Hillman? I have Gronk and have no RB this week. 12 team standard

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @mguy31: It’s a go big or go home move, but I’d take Hillman there.

      • mguy31 says:
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        So you would rather trade for Hill than stand pat?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d take Hillman there. Just don’t trust Reed staying on the field enough to make holding him worth it long term.

  4. Allan says:
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    Hey Sky in a 10 team half point ppr I’ve got Kelce and Graham. Would you trade Graham for Forte?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Allan: god yes

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allan: without hesitation

  5. Jc says:
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    R. White Atl and T. Brady for E.Sanders Den and O. Beckham Jr. which saide? I have Dalton as QB RGIII on the bench

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jc: I think you’ll be happier with Brady ROS than with Dalton or RG3. I’d hold. See if you can sell White & Dalton for a different WR upgrade.

      • Jc says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: i will be getting Brady and white… take the deal?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Jc: Brady side…

  6. JeF With 1 F says:
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    And heres the DK line up
    B.Hoyer
    E.Lacy
    M.Lynch
    A.Brown
    J.Jones
    K.Benjamin
    J.Cameron
    P.Harvin
    Redskins
    Im liking me some hoyer this week…and so is my wallet

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: The matchup is right for Lacy and I did initially look his way but he’s looked really bad running the ball. If he’s a tourney play, have at it but too many well-priced back at his range who’ve looked better (Jerick being one).

      Problem with Hoyer is that Cleveland isn’t going to be passing much if the game plays out the way most would expect. They ran the ball 36 times between Tate and Crowell last week and the Jags can’t stop anyone on the ground. Again, in tourney play it’s hard to argue but I do think his upside is majorly capped. Trust me, I looked at him initially but then moved on. He threw just 15 passes last week.

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1) Currently have T. Wright in for Graham; he gets the Jets at home this week. Do you like any of Amaro, Harbor or Fleener over him, or hold?

    2) Dynasty, std scoring, start 2rb 2wr, I own both Foster (every week RB2) and Tate (part-time flex, playing matchups with him and L. Miller) and overall have solid RB depth. Would you rather roster Blue or Crowell? Or don’t bother with either and grab a WR (Holmes, Adams, Shorts types are available)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson:

      1) Wright has the biggest upside of all three in my book. I could see picking up Jace in a PPR but last week will probably be his best game of the year

      2) That’s a lot of good players; hard to say considering I’m not sure what your WR depth looks like whether you need one of those players more. Davante Adams should be owned in a dynasty league unless it’s a really shallow one.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Sky: It is shallow–10 teams, seems like there are always WR available since we only start 2 and it’s a TD-heavy format with no PPR. I have Dez, Roddy, Allen and Edelman and am carrying 7RB counting Blue.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hrm…I’ll still give Davante the edge. Cobb turns his ankle, Adams has huge upside with Rodgers throwing to him.

  8. sniff test says:
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    Who is the best handcuff in Dallas for Demarco?

  9. Billy Bob424 says:
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    Hey Guys – would you trade away Pierre Thomas & Andre Holmes for R Jennings, in 1 pt ppr league? I already own Andre W…thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Billy Bob424: If you need RB help, sure it’s fair.

  10. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Didn’t know where else to discuss this: has anyone had any waiver technical issues today on yahoo? Our claims are set to process Tuesdays at 5:30AM (or whatever ridiculous time they generally process). They did not run, now most players are set as free agents (even ones that I still have an active 10-15 claim for).

    Is anyone experiencing this/anyone know how to resolve? I’m the commissioner.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: Looks like all the bids in most of my leagues went through the right way. Not sure, maybe the issue just cleared itself up

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: that happened in my league, but it cleared up about an hour ago.

  11. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Best defense to stream out of these? – Buffalo (vs MIN), Cleveland (@JAX), Arizona (@OAk), Dallas (vs NYG).

    Thanks!

  12. Clint says:
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    For ROS would you call Harvin a buy low? With Megatron hurting, I’m in need of a WR in my 2 QB ppr league so I could deal Dalton or Romo for a WR since I have A-Rod/Cam as well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint: If you can get Harvin for Dalton, I’d do it

  13. mcBlunty says:
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    would you drop Khiry for J Stew, full point ppr

  14. Zandy says:
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    drop storm for cj spiller?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Headache for headache but at least we know Spiller has talent. Sure.

  15. pound sand says:
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    drop montee or ryan mathews for crowell?
    12 teams
    .5 ppr

    also own j mckinnon, j bell, s vereen

    thx

      • pound sand says:
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        @Sky: Crowell over J Stew?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          100%

  16. abe says:
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    hey, i don’t trust foles and am trying to deal him. someone is offering me rivers for foles and branden oliver but i’m worried i’m buying rivers high and selling low on foles. i also watched the chargers game last week and saw that oliver is a beast – wouldn’t be surprised if he was in a timeshare with mathews when he comes back, and it’s possible mathews takes another few weeks to even come back. would you do that? i have demarco, reggie bush, lamar miller, ingram, and spiller at rb/flex so i have some depth. 14 team non ppr. thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t be giving up Oliver, that’s my main concern with that trade. I’d hold if that’s the offer.

  17. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr
    Trade 1
    Thinking of offering fitz or t williams for mckinnon to a team short on wr and long on rbs and who would u lead with fitz or t will

    My wrs fitz t williams calvin cobb garcon gordon
    My rbs lacy murray sankey mason

    His wrs wayne white cooks decker
    His rbs foster mccoy martin jerick rainey khiry t rich

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      Trade 2
      I offered reed and garcon for dez to the graham owner as a stopgap
      He also has kelvin benjamin would you offer reed/garcon for kelvin or is that too much
      And do you think it would be worth it to try cobb and reed for dez if he doesnt accept either

      My wr calvin cobb gordon fitz t williams garcon
      My te reed olsen

      His wr dez edelman kelvin green ( acquired for torrey and golden not sure if that helps or hurts my pursuit of dez )
      Te graham clay
      Not much on waiver wire for TE

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Too much. I wouldn’t mind Cobb/Reed for Dez, though.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d be offering Garcon and point out the news of today about Asiata getting more carries this week. If he doesn’t bite, then T-Will. TD:TG ratio is too high to sustain.

  18. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey Sky, great stuff as usual!!

    12-team, .5 ppr, I am currently in 6th place with a 3-3 record (3rd overall in points). This week looks promising for a win.

    Thinking about trading for Calvin Johnson. His owner wants Joquie Bell and Hilton. My problem really arises in Week 9 with Calvin, Cutler, Forte, and Wright on byes. Should I make the trade?

    My team:
    QB- Cutler
    RB(x2)- Forte, Bell, Hillman, Pierre Thomas
    WR (x2)- Hilton, Wallace, Brandon Cooks, Kendall Wright
    TE (x1)- Olsen, Cameron
    Flex (RB/WR/TE)-

    • Sky

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      Thanks man! You’re getting the best player in the trade. Bye weeks shouldn’t deter you from that. If you can buffer a couple more weeks of Calvin perhaps not on the field, it’s a winning trade for you, IMHO.

  19. Cole says:
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    I’m new to the weekly games. Can you tell me what a cash game is opposed to a gpp? Also, am I crazy to be considering starting Cunningham over stacey in a ppr? Would you scrap both ram turds for Crowley if I win the waiver claim?

    • Sky

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      Cash game typically refers to a small field. Head to Head or 50/50. Something where the odds of winning are above 25%. GPP = Guaranteed Prize Pools. In those, it’s a bit more of a poker game: you’re trying to find the most likely breakout potential that not many will be on. For example, if you play in an H2H, it’s ok if both sides have Forte as long as you vary enough to get other good players in that outdo your opponents’. But in a pool of say 10K players, having 40% ownership of a guy like Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to help you much. You want the guy that’s under 5% owned who goes off for 30 because that’s going to beat out 95% of the rest of the pool. It’s tricky and has a lot to do with listening to the industry and how it’s leaning for the week. Very few were talking about Flacco or Cam last week and both QBs were huge parts of the DK milly maker lineups that cashed.

  20. Buster says:
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    Those are some terrific recommendations Sky. I had 2 questions:

    1. Would you trade Kelce or Cameron for (S)Cam Newton? My only QB is Cutler, and his bye is coming up. The waiver wire is pretty dry…

    2. Pick 2 out of these 3: Kelvin, G. Tate, and Michael Floyd

    Bonus round – Which RB crapshoot would you rather speculate on: Bolden or Pierce?

    I wouldn’t be in the playoffs every year without your insight, much appreciated.

    • Buster says:
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      @Buster: Forgot to mention, I’m in a 12 team standard league.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Thanks on both compliments, Buster!

        1) That’s tough…I’d probably lean towards moving Cameron. Like Kelce and think KC will have no choice but to make him a primary option.

        2) Assuming we’re talking starters for the week? I’ll say Kelvin and Tate

        Bonus Round: Bolden

  21. Don says:
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    Sky,

    ROS u like watkins or fitzgerald better? Trying to send j.hill and a j.hunter for either of those to gio owner. What r your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fitz. More passing involved from the Cards than the Bills is what I’d expect the rest of the way.

  22. Bubbles says:
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    Choose three for flex position

    Dwayne Allen
    Witten
    McKinnon
    Hillman

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not Witten

  23. Dom B says:
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    Who to start at flex F jax, Roddy White , TY Hilton, micheal crabtree, or malcom floyd

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      FJax

  24. Zandy says:
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    sup dude – 0.5 ppr
    he proposed:
    would you send DT Storm Colston for AJ Green, Gordon, Vernon Davis?

    my team
    WR: Dez, DT, Keenan, Kelvin, Colston, Randle
    RB: Lamar Jennings Bradshaw Joqiue, Storm
    TE: Heath (Wright and ASJ on waivers)
    Accept or counter with Randle?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy:

      Sounds reasonable to me. Way more overall talent on the right here. I’d hold onto Randle

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: what if now he wants randle over colston?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Randle just became a bigger target for Eli ROS with Cruz going down. Not as interested at that price point. It’s still fair, just not a way I’d go.

  25. james says:
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    Hey Sky

    12 team ppr
    Im 4-2

    Im sitting with Rivers and Romo and looking to dump Romo.

    We play 2 Flex, ao im currently rotating guys like T.William, T.Smith, Mcfadden, S.Johnson, J.Stewart (picked up this week) and stashing Gordan.

    I was offered Ingram for Romo. (L. Bell and Vereen are my 2 rbs)

    Do i make the deal or should I just stash Romo? Im trying to ask for slightly more but hes not biting. Will Ingram be good again?

    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want a bit more. Don’t think Ingram changes your situation enough to make the move.

  26. Benny says:
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    Could you rank these three guys for me? I have the #3 waiver priority, so I’m going to get one of them, but I don’t know what order to set them:

    McKinnon
    Holmes
    Bolden

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You ranked them correctly but needs are more important. If you need an RB more than you need a WR, then Bolden is second. Same goes for bumping up Holmes if WR is a concern.

  27. Jack says:
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    Trade away either Le’Veon Bell or Gio for Marshall? Need a stud WR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gio

  28. Jack says:
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    Which D week 7 – Texans or Lions?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oddly, Lions. Legit defense and Graham still out.

  29. Jack says:
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    Rather have Andre Holmes or Brandin Cooks ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      PPR or non? Cooks won’t score many TDs but could rack up 100 receptions this year. league type matters. Holmes standard, Cooks PPR.

      • Jack says:
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        Yeah, it’s PPR. Thanks! Appreciate the assistance!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob!

  30. Zandy says:
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    hey sky you missed me earlier – unless youre mad at me in which case i apologize! thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ain’t mad! Just missed ya. Got you covered.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks homes. would you rather send DT for Cobb and JCameron vs. the deal above (for AJ Gordon VD)?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I wouldn’t. Green isn’t DT but he’s much closer than Cobb. Gordon could be a difference maker come playoff time.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: thanks sky! Will see what i can close

            whats your take on stacy? is mason a must own? would you be trying to sell stacy for anything or just hold and pray?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob, Zandy. He’s getting to the droppable point. Competing for touches with Cunningham as well. If Mason is available, I’d own him if I had roster space but that Rams situation is looking like an extremely messy RBBC

              • Zandy says:
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                @Sky: so you’re telling me in this league my team that I drafted AP, Doug, Stacy is probably in trouble? ……… vomit

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  The AP thing is such bad luck. Sorry man. Only two RBs I drafted high this year were DeMarco/Forte. Still drafted Calvin Johnson a lot of places, though. The crapshoot that is the NFL season. Gotta love it or you’ll learn to hate it!

                  • Zandy says:
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                    @Sky: i think punting RBs is really the way to go. Take 2 of Calvin Dez DT Jordy AJ – take a WR 2 to flex and your QB and then go balls to the wall on RB lottery tickets….. and stream TE on top of it

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, it’s a passing league now. There weren’t many RBs I was willing to take in the top 20, was more on board with Jimmy Graham or WRs. Most drafts I didn’t take an RB until 3rd round and/or beyond. It still does come down to fluke injuries. My Megatron teams aren’t happy right now.

  31. Tool says:
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    SKY – 10 man league, half PPR, small rosters (14). The following were just dropped. Are any or all worth going after?

    Doug Martin, Stacy, Ryan Mathews and Monte Ball

    Jamal Charles, F Jax, Andre Williams and J. Bell are my other RB’s. Not hurting but do you think any below could bounce back and/or worth stashing for a few weeks? Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah, not in a 10 teamer. I’d hold.

  32. J-FOH says:
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    I haven’t played DK football yet, I’m still saving cans and bottles to get a new pot to start with and I am also waiting to get more data to make better decisions. How different from baseball is this game?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: when I asked “How different from baseball is this game?” I’m talking about certain stats are exploitable and what not.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s very different. You should look at the primer I did at the beginning of the year. Matchup becomes more relevant (no solo HR gets hit after the starter gets pulled in this game), king of the volume wins out typically (Mohamed Sanu last week w/out Green and his team needing to pass comes to mind).

        http://football.razzball.com/draftkings-pump-primer-edition

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Golden Tate will probably be a great cash game play this week due to the volume effect. Not sure how I left him out.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Also, spending up at QB is similar to spending up at pitcher. Even moreso seeing as you only get to start one. You have an account, you should actually join a free contest. Would make a lot of sense if you’re trying to figure out how to play.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: Thanks for that, I’m starting to feel alive again after the baseball hangover has finally worn off. I’ll go back and read up on the primer. Volume and QB….got it

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, cash games, pay up for QB, look for value elsewhere. GPP, obviously anything goes. This week, I have a funny feeling people will look to underpay at RB, leaving the top options in GPP play moreso than usual. But we’ll see. I’m keeping my ears peeled to get a feel on that front.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: cool, maybe i’ll try to jump in one this week. roll the dice

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Just make sure it’s some freebies. No reason to spend money when you’re not actually ready to.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: and yet you send me an invite every week

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    And yet you’ve ignored it for half the season and expect me to say ‘just divvy up’? Be thankful I’m your friend. Besides, we fill, you don’t need to be a company man on this one.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: then lets go bigger with our numbers….and you are on the christmas list for being a good friend

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I assume that means recycled xmas card. Cuz if you’re not throwing 2 bucks into a 10 team tourney…I keed of course; I have a small satchel of money I devote to this and nothing more. I think 10 is good for now. We had 20s going in baseball for a bit but it dwindled. I think we’ve missed one 10 team week so far. Just want to be consistent.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I was thinking more like a thrift store T-Shirt….a framed polaroid of me from my younger days…one of my daughters school holidays crafts

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I wish that was my grandma then she would still be a live. Thanks for bringing up a sore spot. I was hoping the old polaroid would be your choice

  33. Jack says:
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    Cooks or Welker week 7?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack: Sorry I missed this. Cooks 100%. Welker hasn’t been involved at all this season.

  34. mr glass says:
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    Hey i need some help im hurting at WR and my backs are Morris & Lacey, my question is what are a couple of WRs i should be targeting in return?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Eh, these questions are pretty loose man. I could tell you who to hope to get but trades are about the needs of the other guy just as much as the needs of you. Lacy you’re not gonna get much right now. Could try for a banged up #1 WR like Green? More likely, you’ll get a Steve Smith or Roddy White type…maybe Maclin? Morris is a sell low right now. Give him this week, I think he has a good game as mentioned above. He’d fall in the same range with a less likely opportunity of getting a good name back.

      • mr glass says:
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        @Sky: yeah thats what i figured i was actually offered maclin for lacey but couldn’t pull the trigger basically fearing trading my first pick and getting burned by it later

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m not a Lacy guy so I don’t think you’re getting burned there. He had a good matchup last week and did nothing. If you’re holding, though, he has another nice matchup this week. He could easily perform but the tape hasn’t looked good with him out there.

  35. Benny says:
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    Hey there – how would you rank these guys for ROS. I’m going to trade one, but not sure which one that should be.

    Michael Floyd
    R. Wayne
    P. Garcon

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have them ranked appropriately in my book. I like Garcon but Wayne is in the better offense.

  36. Zandy says:
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    sky have my prayers been answered???
    received a proposal!
    send my doug martin for michael flloyd??

    I have WR: AndreJ, Wallace, Wright, AndreHolmes
    RB: Stacy Doug Ingram Pierre McKinnon Storm Khiry Bolden Mason
    Start 2 Rbs, 2Wrs and a flex

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take Floyd there without much sweat about it. Good on you.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: take flloyd and run or try to send stacy, doug wallace for alf and odb?

        owner has only oliver and DMC as other rbs and Cecil Shorts is his WR2 with calvin sidelined

        owner is a dolphins and vandy fan too

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d just take Floyd there. Don’t think ODB makes for that much of an upgrade.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: you’re the man!!!!!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No you!

  37. Shadow says:
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    Hey Sky, been reading you regularly this season, as always awesome advice. K. Allen has been sitting on my bench since he’s been a bust most of the season. Wondering if it’s worth dumping him and picking up any of the following for ROS in his place.
    C. Patterson
    T. Smith
    S. Watkins
    B. Cooks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Shadow: As much as I love Cooks at WR in PPR, Keenan will have some TDs here in the near future. I’d hold.

      And thanks for reading!

  38. Zandy says:
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    in my DT for AJ Gordon trade from earlier he now wants randle over colston – thoughts?

  39. Braun Weasleys says:
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    How would you rather own ROS

    KhiryRobinson, cunningham, antone smith

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still think Robinson there. Can’t force Mike Smith to use Antone more. He’s just a gadget play right now, sadly

  40. Frank White says:
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    Hey Sky… I lost Cruz and Maclin is on a bye. I got ANtonio Brown but my only replacements are Boldin n James Jones in my 3 receiver league. This guy wants Bush for Sammy Watkins or Torrey smith. My other backs are Murray, Fred Jackson, Mathews and Andre Williams. What you think?? Also if you don’t like Then do you think I can afford to trade Mathews for a good receiver?? I’d rather hold Fred Jackson I think over Mathews but the only thing is when Murray n Jackson go n a bye I would only have Bush and William which Williams will pretty much be irrelevant by then. What do you think? Thanks!!!

  41. great whites says:
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    Brady or Rusell ? thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @great whites: The weather is a factor here. I’d say Brady if the storm that’s brewing moves away from tonight but if you don’t have time to gauge that, just go RW3

  42. Frank White says:
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    Palmer vs. OAK or Cam vs GB??

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No worries

  43. Oh Cano You Don't says:
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    Hey Sky, thanks, love these. I’m playing DK for the first time this week, just wondering what you thought of the upside/value of a couple lineups. These are for guaranteed tournaments — going to play whatever looks like it has the fewest people come Sunday AM.

    Lineup 1
    QB Matt Ryan
    RB Le’Veon Bell
    RB Lamar Miller
    WR Sanu
    WR Marshall
    WR Harvin
    TE Bennett
    Flex DeSean
    DEF Redskins

    Lineup 2 (the stack experiment)
    QB Rodgers
    RB Lamar Miller
    RB Ben Tate
    WR Jordy Nelson
    WR Marshall
    WR Colston
    TE Bennett
    Flex Harvin
    DEF Redskins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      LU 1:
      Already hearing plenty of people say they’re off Ryan this week so he’s def a tourney play. Numbers say no but you’re against the grain and he is, for all intents and purposes, a good QB. Le’Veon will probably be overowned but the players around him negate that. Sanu’s price bump probably puts him in an area few will tread. Looks reasonable to me. I’d be pairing Julio if I go Ryan, though.

      LU 2:

      Tate probably owns the H2H circuit. Would be surprised if he doesn’t see high % ownership in tourneys this week. Same goes for Colston. I think too many will be on him. Doesn’t make him a bad play but won’t differentiate you from the herd. Like the rest. Jordy/Rodgers pairing makes complete sense.

  44. Spammer Jay says:
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    HI Sky, Can you help me with this trade please? Been offered A. Bradshaw and Roddy White for Kelvin Benjamin. 12 teams and my record is 6-0 and here is my team:

    QB: Rodgers
    RB: Ellington
    RB: Lamar Miller
    RB: Crowell
    RB: McKinnon
    WR: Mike Wallace
    WR: Floyd
    WR: Benjamin
    WR: Shorts
    TE: Walker

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      As much as I like Ahmad, you don’t want the husk of White at this point. He’s just not the player he was 2 years ago anymore. I’d avoid that trade. Your RBs look solid enough anways.

  45. It's me says:
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    Charles at 6,700 is pretty nice. I never go elite QB in daily because they are priced so high that it is hard to recover. I created one A.Riders lineup this week, and while the team is solid…it lacks the punch that you get with J.Nelson or J.thomas in your lineup:

    QB-Rodgers
    RB-Charles
    RB-Tate
    WR-Marshall
    WR-Sanders
    WR-G.Tate
    TE-Donnell
    FX-Lacy
    D-MINN

    I think I’ll stick to the bargain QBs

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Other than the defense and Lacy, I’m not sure why you don’t like your lineup. Also depends what you’re trying to play. GPP? Cash game? Trying to separate yourself from the crowd in a GPP is huge. If everyone says ‘don’t pay up for x this week’, it’s probably best to pay up if the players are right. Have a funny feeling Arian Foster is gonna win some tourneys this weekend. Not being talked about much anywhere.

      Like I said, plenty of underpriced RBs this week which does include JC. Just really hard to cover them all

      • It's me says:
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        @Sky: thanks for the reply. It’s not that I don’t like the lineup, it’s more that I like my lineups better when I sub in a bargain QB. For example, here’s one lineup that I’m using like that:

        QB-Roethlisberger
        RB-Charles
        RB-Tate
        WR-Nelson
        WR-Brown
        WR-Marshall
        TE-Donnell
        fx-Welker
        D-Skins

        I know I’m in the minority on Welker, but sub in who you want there (beckham, hunter, ect.). Point is there’s four studs in this lineup that can blow up and win a game by themselves, and I prefer that to six solid guys in good matchups. Just my opinion. Love the draftkings coverage…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @It’s me: Again, depends what game you’re playing. Hard to evaluate/comment on a lineup without knowing what you’re playing. I don’t mind paying up for QB in cash games. I’ll pay up or down wherever in GPP all depending on which way people are or aren’t leaning.

          Welker might surprise but in reality, him and Jacob Tamme are now the same person for the Broncos. Only difference is no one is talking about rostering Tamme.

  46. the imp says:
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    Hey Sky,
    I play H2H 12 team PPR where I am 5-1 and need to figure out what to do after being screwed by the Harvin trade.
    Play 3WR and can only roster 5 total. I can’t play VJax, Decker, or Harvin for the week.
    So…to play a 3rd WR I would have to drop Harvin for a guy like Hunter or Hawkins off the wire (trying to swing a trade with Harvin….but you can imagine).

    1. Do you make the drop or hold Harvin for his ROS value and take the risks of a zero this week?

    2. Do you like Harvin or Decker more moving forward?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Sucks but hold

      2) Like both, honestly. Will depend if they use Harvin much out of the backfield but this improves both of their values. If I had to choose, I’d say Decker since he at least has worked with Geno for a while now.

      • The imp says:
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        @Sky: thanks, Bro. So many moving parts, so I appreciate getting another set of eyes on it.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Do you think it is too much to offer FJax and Harvin to the Marshall owner for Marshall and Trich to solve my problem?
        It is a shallow 12 team PPR, so Trich is just a throw in to keep the rosters at their proper limits until an upgrade shows up on the wire. My other RBs are Forte, Tate and JBell.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: If you have good RB depth, I’m fine with that personally.

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