Ugh, do I have to, Fantasy Gods?  Why must you torture me so?  What did I ever do to you to deserve this?  You touch yourself inappropriately when you think no one is watching.  Ummm, Fantasy Gods care about that?  You’re ruling over a bunch of nerds, what else are we supposed to do?  ‘Check out my fantasy team’ isn’t exactly something you post on Tinder.  Neverthewho!  Eli Manning.  Ugh…I mean, he plays football so there’s that.  Just doesn’t play it well most weeks…so there’s that too.  Then again, he’s coming off a bye and should hopefully be ready and prepared to take on a secondary that got completely wrecked both on the scoreboard and in terms of injuries on week 8…but of course Rashad Jennings might not be back this week and it’s clear the Giants need him…ooph, this is tough.  Eli is gonna throw for 350 and 4 TDs or he’s gonna end with 175, 2 picks and give you Manning face.  There’s really no in between with this guy so for me he’s going to be a GPP only go and even at that, only do it if everyone and their mother says ‘I won’t play Eli this week’ for the contrarian goodness.  Wow, what an inspiring opening!  I think there is more hedging here than even a yard worker could provide.  Clearly it’s time to move on so let’s.  Here’s some other hot takes for the week 9 DK slate…

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Tom Brady, QB: $8,400 – First things first, let me point out that the deals this week are just straight up slim by comparison to last week.  Case in point: a Brady and Gronk pairing left you room to roster Jeremy Maclin and Randall Cobb.  At least that’s what the guy who won a million did on his way to 293 points.  BTW, 293 points is absurd and I’m gonna take the under on 240 winning it this week.  Lotta low scoring games on the docket and very few looking to be competitive while we’re at it.  And hence why I’m talking Brady.  The O/U on the game opened at 54 and bumped up to 55, easily the highest total of the day.  New England will be passing all day and this game promises to be a shoot out.  Unfortunately, you can’t afford 7 players from both teams.  Believe me when I say I’ve tried… GPP or Cash

Nick Foles, QB: $7,700 – Vegas likes for this game to stay close as well which typically lends itself to being a good passing game.  Foles may look like Napoleon Dynamite but he plays like…well, he kinda plays like Uncle Rico if we’re being honest.  He’ll look better when the o-line improves but until then, he’s alright.  I’d consider him a cash game only, though, given his price point doesn’t give you any leeway and he doesn’t have 30+ point upside right now.  Cash only

Ben Roethlisberger, QB: $7,500 – I know, it probably looks like I’m just going back to the well here.  After a guy throws for over 500 yards, you tend to take notice.  But Big Ben’s luck keeps rolling the right way as after not having to face Vontae Davis for most of the Indy game, now he’ll get away with not having to face Baltimore’s top corner, Jimmy Smith.  The game opened at 44 and then now is up to 48 and projects to be a close game.  I see you, Vegas.  GPP or Cash

Joe Flacco, QB: $6,100 – I’m all about the price point here.  You’re gonna have a hard time rostering studs this week and you might have to pay down at QB to do it.  Flacco can throw for 300 and 3 TDs.  He isn’t a guy with a safe floor but I’ll take the divisional matchup and the reasonable O/U to make things interesting.  GPP only

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB: $5,700 – I’m looking back through Fitz’ game log to inspire confidence in this call…I’m having a very hard time doing so.  As I said earlier, you gotta pay down somewhere and the Eagles do give up plenty of yardage through the air.  On paper, it looks like a matchup where Ryan could put up 300 and 3.  On my computer, though, he just looks like he’s ready to join a Civil War re-enactment group.  Good lord, shave that mess!  GPP only

Brian Hoyer, QB: $5,300 – I just keep digging down further and further and further…in essence, if you go this route, you’re punting QB so you can pay up elsewhere.  You’re hoping for 250 and 2 here knowing the floor is way lower than that.  Remember when everyone was giddy about Hoyer?  Sigh, memories…GPP only

Arian Foster, RB: $9,900 – If you find a way to roster this man and a solid QB over $8K while scoring more than 240, I will find you and I will kiss you.  That’s like a Liam Neeson quote that’s on the one hand less scary but on the other hand WAY MORE SCARY which is hard to do.  I know, it’s a gift.  GPP or cash

Marshawn Lynch, RB: $6,100 – The moment you give up on a guy is the moment he has a big game.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself after Lynch screwed the pooch while being my lead for week 8.  Seattle is favored at home.  No surprise.  But they’re favored to win by 15.  Yes, 2 touchdowns.  To be fair, if I had remembered the game from last year better I probably would’ve stayed off Lynch in Carolina.  Both teams are fighting and clawing in their respective divisions.  It was a battle.  This week, Lynch is probably my RB1 with a bullet in tourneys.  Or RB1 with a Skittle, if you prefer.  GPP only

Ronnie Hillman, RB: $5,800 – In a game that figures to be high scoring, the Pats give up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing backs.  Oh and those fantasy points?  Lots of them on 44 catches.  Oh and of those 44 catches?  Five have splashed into the end zone.  Hillman could give a baby Forte performance and I wouldn’t be surprised.  GPP or cash

LeSean McCoy, RB: $5,200 – Duh to the derp degree.  At this price, you just roster Shady and hope he busts a long one and not your wallet like he’s been doing to most DK rosters this year.  GPP or cash

Ben Tate, RB: $4,300 – Two straight weeks without Alex Mack, two straight weeks of mediocrity from Tate.  I see the trend and it’s not our friend.  Even Oakland stopped the run….hrm, I’m just putting him here because of the price with a prayer that the Browns figure out how to block again.  GPP only

Frank Gore, RB: $3,800 – Stay with me here, I know it sounds a little off but this is a game flow call and a player call.  You can get the negatives out of the way in a hurry.  Frank Gore is old, isn’t very involved in the passing game and only has one game in which he’s touched the ball 20+ times on the year.  But on the flipside of that, Gore is coming off a bye, should be healthy and this game has SF favored by a TD meaning the ground game should be in full effect.  I could see some Gore salting of the clock in the 3rd quarter.  You’re obviously hoping for a 125 and 2 TD game here since he’s not gonna give you much of anything through the air more but at this price point, it makes it easier to pay up elsewhere (which I plan to do).  GPP only

Antonio Brown, WR: $9,100 – If you can afford Antonio and Foster while rostering a QB that scores you 25+…well, you’re magic and I hate you.  Obviously a Big Ben/AB pairing makes logical sense but fiscal sense, not so much.  GPP or cash

Jeremy Maclin, WR: $7,600 – So many of the good plays this week are so outrageously priced, I don’t know how I’m even gonna set a reasonable roster.  Don’t you feel bad for me?  First world problems!  The Texans have given up the 2nd most receptions, the 4th most receiving yards and the third most passing TDs this season.  If they ain’t bad at stopping the passing game, I don’t know what bad means.  GPP or cash

AJ Green, WR: $6,400 – We all know Green is a stud when he’s healthy.  The question is ‘is he?’.  No seriously, I’m asking you.  I don’t know right now.  All I know is that his price point is nice and if he is a full go, he’ll probably want to put on a bit of a show to let everyone know he’s back.  Keep your eye on the injury report…and the road!  My god, why are you reading this while driving to work!  GPP only

Steve Smith Sr, WR: $5,600 – It’s been a while since he was super relevant but Steve plays up for big games.  Don’t forget last week he had an 80 yard TD catch called back so don’t let that 3/35 line scare you.  Steve and Flacco make a great pairing at their price point.  GPP or cash

Wes Welker, WR: $3,600 – Narrative street special!  Do we get to see a vintage Welker PPR game with a TD against his old mates?  The offense has played away from him since he’s been back.  Maybe Peyton has been circling this game on his calendar for Welker’s breakout game.  GPP only

Stedman Bailey, WR: $3,000 – Stay with me here.  Brian Quick is now effectively out for the year which leaves Britt as the de facto number one wide out for the Rams…but even as the number two, he’s received very little work.  As scary as the idea of going against the 49ers is, they give up plenty of points to opposing WRs.  Clearly a reach here but what do you expect when a guy is minimum price?  GPP only

Julius Thomas, TE: $5,600 – I won’t lie, I’m willing to pay for Gronk this week if I can.  If I can’t, though, I’ll take the RZ threat from the other team in the shoot out of the weekend.  GPP or cash

Larry Donnell, TE: $4,600 – Can’t see him ever having a 3 TD game again but he did go 7/90 in his last game despite two fumbles so he’s not forgotten.  The game should stay close and the matchup by the numbers is strong.  GPP or cash

Clay Harbor, TE: $4,200 – Strictly a by the numbers call here.  Cincy ranks second to last on the year against opposing TEs.  But Harbor also plays for the Jags, who are one win better than the Raiders with a QB averaging two picks a game.  Does that sound like a team that takes advantages of good matchups to you?  Yeah, me neither.  GPP only

Crockett Gillmore, TE: $3,000 – So Baltimore just keeps breaking tight ends despite their affinity for throwing to them.  I’m looking Crockett’s way because he’s minimum priced and could, given the scheme and the matchup, score two touchdowns.  He could also do what he did last week: 2/23.  So there’s that.  But do you really wanna go through life playing it safe?  YOLO! GPP only

Cincinnati Bengals, DST: $3,300 – It’s a chalky play but who doesn’t like chalk?  I mean, it comes in different colors, you can draw with it, you can scrape the chalkboard with it to annoy your teacher.  It’s the best!  The Jags proved last week why streaming defenses against them can be fruitful as the Dolphins defense outscored Kyle Orton on the day and he threw 4 touchdowns.  The three teams priced at $3,300 on the day (Seahawks and Chiefs) are all worthy of your consideration but I think we get vintage Bengals at home defense on Sunday.  Thanks Bortles!  GPP or cash

San Francisco 49ers, DST: $3,200 – Might go a bit unheralded because of all the other premium matchups just $100 more but the potential for a beatdown is here despite the injuries on the defensive side of the ball for them.  A Gore/49ers pairing could make sense. GPP or cash

Arizona Cardinals, DST: $3,000 – Lots to factor here.  This really has much to do with their blitz packages and the fact they’re a stout run defense.  I’m not saying they’re going to take down Dallas but if Romo isn’t healthy enough to be 100% Romo, this game could get ugly.  Not for the faint of heart.  GPP only

Cleveland Browns, DST: $2,900 – They couldn’t shut down the Jaguars a couple of weeks ago on the road and then basically matched their cost last week by scoring 13 against the still winless Raiders.  It is somehow poetic that despite being 4-3, they’re still last in their division.  GPP or cash

  1. Zandy says:
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    hey sky – would you mind helping me please with my standard league team?

    RB: Ingram, McKinnon, Sims, Mason, Stacy, Gray, Dixon, Devonta
    WR: AndreJohnson, Wallace, Mike Floyd, Wright, AndreHolmes
    FAs: Talia, Martvius, Moncref, Hawkins, Britt, John Brown
    Any moves you like? start 2 rb 2wr and 1 flex

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      also add davante there as an FA

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Zandy: Martavis over Devonta, Moncrief over Stacy

  2. Frank White says:
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    Hey Sky.. I’m in need of an RB if Mathews doesn’t start.. Jonas Gray or DeAngelo Williams??

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Frank White: I am hoping Williams since I missed out on Gray. Williams was named the starter till he gets hurt again.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks!! Oh and I have Murray, Gray, Fred Jackson, Mathews, Bush and Reddick.. If I needed room on my bench would you hold Reddick or Bush?? I mean I know you would probly see how it plays out next week but Reddick seems clearly the better guy if they give him the snaps.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Frank White: Hold Bush. He’s the one wit the big contract

  3. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky,

    In a 10-team non-ppr, do you like any of these free agents over my current roster?

    waivers: Gray, Sims, Taliaferro, Bryant, Moncrief or J Brown?

    My roster looks like this:
    QB-Rodgers (Dalton backup for this week)
    WR-Edelman, A Johnson, Cobb, Beckham, Sanu, Cooks
    RB-Murray, R Jennings, McKinnon, Ingram, Matthews
    TE-Witten
    D-Cincy
    K-Parkey

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: Hold

  4. Allan says:
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    No Dalton? He has a great matchup and Green back.

    • Allan says:
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      Oh and would you drop royal for moncrief?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Allan: Vegas has the odds of it being a low scoring game and with Cincy by -11. You’re not gonna see much throwing from him unless he has a Flacco vs Buccs-like first 20-minutes.

        Go ahead and add Moncrief there

  5. Jake says:
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    I am wondering if I should drop Wes Welker for Devonte Adams or Percy Harvin just seems like there are to many mouths to feed in Denver to rely on Welker on a weekly basis what are your thoughts ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jake: Sounds like your league is thin enough. That would make sense. Add Harvin for upside.

  6. Zandy says:
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    Thanks Sky – im so excited for NBA -anything to forget a draft where I went AP, Doug, Stacy, JCameron

    Would you cut bait on Cameron for Donnell at this point?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Ugh…well enjoy NBA. Not my jam (totally pun intended)

      Go ahead and pick up Donnell

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: have to trade for Donnell. Owner has Larry D and Dwyane Allen and is starting Allen

        who would you send, Gray? thanks! I tried Cameron and Dixon and he countered with McK..
        RB: Ingram, McKinnon, Sims, Mason, Stacy, Gray, Dixon, Devonta
        WR: AndreJohnson, Wallace, Mike Floyd, Wright, AndreHolmes

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: So you’re not actually dropping Cameron for Donnell.. You can’t afford McKinnon. He’s already told you who he wants. You only have two viable starting RB from week to week. You can’t afford that. You might need to look at waiver options

  7. Clint says:
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    So, following the Eli train of thought, would you start Randle over Garcon in a ppr league this week as a WR2?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint: I would

  8. It's me says:
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    Thoughts on Weeden this week? I feel like at 5K, if I can squeeze 200/2 or 250/1…it’s a win.

    I fell like this week, paying up for two WR and rostering 3 solid 5.5-6.5 RBs in the way to go. Too much uncertainty at WR beyond the ridiculously high priced ones.

    I also love Vereen as a cheap option this week. Could see this as one of his 7/80/1 receiving line games.

    I honestly feel that this isn’t the week to pay at QB. With the cost of top-end players, you’ll cripple your roster…and have a bunch of mediocre, low floor guys around the one QB. At manning/Luck’s price, I’d have to be guaranteed 350/4 or 400/3….or it ain’t worth it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @It’s me: He’d have to be starting for that to happen, though…Tony Romo hasn’t been declared out. And it depends what league you’re playing. Wouldn’t do that in a huge tourney.

      I’m paying down at RB as much as possible this week.

      There are too many RBs in and around his price point that I trust more that I’d rather pay for, personally. Definitely hard to fault you as a tourney play, though.

      Considering both games are supposed to be close and shootouts, It’s hard to say no. But that’s why I offered the cheaper QBs from both games. That’s where I’d go if I’m getting in there.

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    Mr. Sky:

    1) Streaming my defense. Have two nice looking options in the Chiefs v. NYJ or Cincy v. JAX. Who is the best option for the week? Note: our defenses don’t include special teams

    2) Need to drop one of these guys for a kicker, who are you dropping: Smith, Sr., Wallace, LaFell, Edelman, B.Tate, Denard, Oliver?

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    • Nick says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d say Oliver to drop for #2. #1, I’m going with Cincy in a 10team

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Wilsonian: punt the kicker this week, I wouldn’t want to lose any of those guys for one week of a kicker.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Birdmann: but if I had to choose one I would say Tate.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      1) Chiefs

      2) Edelman

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: wow. Think Edelman has lost some of his luster? He does look like Brady’s 3rd or 4th option lately.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: I didn’t like Edelman last year. Don’t like him this year. He’s there in case of emergency, i.e. no better bigger targets available, kind of guy.

  10. J-MoneyIV says:
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    16 teams .5 PPR, Roster for Reference

    QB: Palmer
    RB: L bell
    WR: Cobb
    TE: Allen
    WR/RB/TE: Bradshaw
    WR/TE: Wright
    BN: Wayne, Baldwin, Mason, Decker
    K and DST: Streaming

    Trade Mason for Patterson?
    Trade Decker for Lamar Miller?

    Both have been offered by different managers. I am leaning yes on these, but would like your opinion.
    Also, what are you thoughts on Wayne and Wright?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: I’d do the second one. Not a Patterson fan myself.

      Wayne and Wright are PPR guys that don’t provide you with much else. Not guys that are gonna change your week, especially in the thin starting lineup setting you have. Probably just stick Baldwin in until you find a better option at your WR/TE spot.

      • J-MoneyIV says:
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        @Sky: Sounds good Sky, thanks.

        I will do the second trade, but the only problem is I need Decker for this week due to byes. Set up for the week for skill positions:

        RB: Bell
        WR: Baldwin
        TE: Allen
        WR/TE: Decker
        WR/RB/TE: Bradshaw
        BN: Wright (bye), Wayne (Out), Mason, Cobb (bye)

        Who is the drop of Mason, Wayne, or Wright (i’m leaning Mason as I have RB depth, especially with the trade)?
        WR/TE Free Agents: John Brown, Amaro, Wheaton, ASJ, Moncrief,

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Wright. Pick up Moncrief

  11. Jimmy says:
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    Sky,

    In a standard 12-team league, my TEs are Davis and Cameron. Should I drop Cameron now for Reed, or wait a couple weeks and possibly get Rudolph? Also, in the same league I’ve having trouble picking 2 out of these 3: Michael Floyd, R. Randle, and Andre Williams.

    Thanks a whole heap!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jimmy: If Reed is still available, your league is pretty thin/not paying attention. Go pick him up.

      Randle and Floyd

  12. booya says:
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    Who would you want for ROS, Tre Mason or Corderelle?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @booya: Tre on the off-chance he takes over. Not a Patterson fan.

  13. abe says:
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    hey sky,
    can you rank these guys ROS (14 team non-ppr): andre holmes, justin hunter, davante adams, martavis bryant
    seems like hunter/holmes have the most opportunity but adams/bryant have much better qbs
    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @abe: Holmes/Bryant/Adams/Hunter

  14. mguy31 says:
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    12 Team Standard.

    Who would you start in the flex this week?

    Britt
    Stills
    Gray

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @mguy31: Gray

  15. Bert Macklin says:
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    What’s up Sky!

    I’m being offered Julio Jones for my Lesean Mccoy in my 14-team, .5 ppr, 3 WR league.

    My RBs are: Lesean Mccoy, Ronnie Hillman, Jerrick Mckinnon, Ryan Mathews, Boobie Dixon, Charles Sims

    My WRs are: Alshon Jeffry, Kelvin Benjamin, Michael Floyd, Josh Gordon, Donte Moncreif

    Thoughts on pulling the trigger o this? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bert Macklin: YO

      Not seeing a reason for you to do that. Hold

  16. KB says:
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    Thoughts on Kaep for QB in DK this week? Hopkins at WR? I’m having the most trouble figuring out WR this week w/ Maclin and others so high-priced. I dont trust any WR under 5.5K this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KB: I like Kaep, I just don’t like the spread of the game and worry gameflow will limit his upside. It’s why I listed Gore; just don’t know if he’s gonna be game managing and handing off by the 3rd Q. He’s not a bad play overall, though. Depends what you’re playing.

      I like Hopkins. I don’t think I mentioned him because I had already mentioned Fitz as an option. I’m sure he’ll see targets but Ryan limits his TD upside.

      DK really tightened up their pricing this week. The Milly winner will surprise me if they hit 240

  17. Jonathan says:
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    Standard 12 team league, who are you leaving out of this trio? R. Randle, Colston, D. Robinson

    12 team PPR, should I flex Mike Wallace or Vereen?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jonathan: Colston, Wallace

  18. Big W says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I’m debating who to plug in for my flex spot this week… options are:

    Tre Mason @ SF, Reggie Wayne @ NYG, Zack Stacy @ SF, Donte Moncrief @ NYG, Kenny Britt @ SF and Darren Sproules @ Houston

    Who would you roster for this week?

    Also, one of my 3 WR spots is currently being occupied by Andre Homes @ SEA…which makes me a bit nervous. Would you roster any of the above WR over Andre?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Big W: Donte

      Stay with Andre

      • Big W says:
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        @Sky: Thanks man!!!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Word!

  19. Nick says:
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    Ok, out of Cooks, Sanu, Beckham, A Johnson, Edelman, pick 3 for WR
    @ flex, any of the above, or McKinnon (currently set) or R Jennings or R Matthews

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: Cooks, Beckham, Johnson. Sanu over Johnson if Green is somehow a late scratch.

      McKinnon. Neither Rashad nor Mathews have even been cleared to play…

  20. L-Boogie says:
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    Read you blurb about Dalton in the comments.

    Best bet for a bye week replacement QB:
    Dalton (vs Jags): low scoring game?
    Smith (vs Jets): Jets suck
    Tannehill (vs Chargers) shootout?

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tannehill has the biggest shot at putting up decent numbers. Just don’t trust Smith/Dalton to get to take full advantage of their matchups. Could be wrong but it’s a gameflow/coaching style call.

  21. J-FOH says:
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    I really enjoyed last week’s DK. I see that catches are king and will use that this week. Denard gave me great value but then Jordy went and took a fantasy dump on my chest

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      But you liked it a little…

      Most of your tourney winners have either a TE or a WR in their flex. Full ppr makes a lot of guys who aren’t normally viable reasonable guys to go with. You should really read Evan Silva’s rundowns. I think they come out on Fridays but they give you a clue of who you should be on. Would’ve made bank had I gone with Fitz over Floyd as he said the defense would play them. I really thought Boykin would be on Fitz for most of the game.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I went over his stuff after you told me last sunday. It’s a solid breakdown. He’s in my favorites. Thanks for that

        what do you think of some Raiders getting garbage time when the Seahawks are up big in the third quarter.

        • Sky

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          Yeah, who? Might be secondary players by the 3rd quarter. Gambling on junk-time playing isn’t the best way to approach a LU. It’s called junk-time for a reason: everyone is going off-script from what they’d usually do.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: not in DK, but in regular if you are struggling with the bye week, I could see playing Holmes.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Just curious how I was supposed to know that?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: I failed question asking class

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: haha, i just choked on my second cup of coffee. I looked back and i didn’t put a quesion mark….I can’t even spell quesion

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @J-FOH: Well and the fact you started the conversation with DK and never said once you were switching to seasonal. That also aided in the confusion.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I need a vacation. Got any football tickets?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I could get some for the local high school team, prolly

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: there is always basketball season. I like college basketball games

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haven’t been to a game in a couple of years at this point. Could be fun

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: you haven’t seen that floor yet? It looks crazy cool.

                    I wonder if they do shout like they do between the 3rd and 4th quarter of the football games. Most fun

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’ve seen it; like I said, couple of years. It sucks on TV, much better in person.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I thought the new floor came in last year. Either way it’s friggin cool in the pictures I’ve seen. On TV, it’s a little hard to follow. That whole arena looks cool, it was across the street from my hotel.

  22. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to decide my WRs, RBs, and Flex. With the BYE weeks I’m all discombobulated.

    WR: Hilton
    WR: LaFell
    WR: Wallace
    RB: Bradshaw
    RB: Vereen
    W/R: Oliver

    BN: Smith, Sr., Denard, B.Tate

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    See any changes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: Smith Jr over Wallace

  23. Dom B says:
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    ROS AJ Green + Eddie Lacy or Lesean McCoy + Odell Becham already traded for the McCoy side

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: Roster dependent. Would’ve preferred AJ side if I needed help at both positions, McCoy side if I’ fine at WR.

  24. Oh Cano You Don't says:
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    Hey Sky, thanks as usual. So helpful. Just curious to get your thoughts on this GPP lineup:

    QB Flacco
    RB Hillman
    RB McCoy
    WR Brown
    WR Steve Smith Sr.
    WR Jennings
    Flex Gore
    DST 49ers

    Conceptually, going for a premium WR plus elder Smith plus a dart — is Greg Jennings just too far out there? Admittedly, I threw this dart last week, too, but through a haze I can see Bridgewater slinging it against WAS and who’s going to catch them? Tell me if I’m being ridiculous, though… Other possibilities I see are Michael Floyd, Welker, and Jarvis Landry.

    • Sky

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      @Oh Cano You Don’t: Glad if/when I can help, my man.

      DK LU questions are very dependent on format. Not a team I would throw into the Milly maker nor a big tourney. Reasonable for a smaller tourney or 50/50 and H2H. Jennings I’m off. I just don’t see a big game in store. Would rather just pay down further if I’m sitting down in the 3K bin at WR. Floyd would make more sense or even Welker. Landry I like, just worry about volume.

  25. Dom B says:
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    Also good trade me send Eddie lacy and AJ green for leasean McCoy and Odell jr

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      @Dom B: Roster after trade

      QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
      RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
      RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
      WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
      WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
      WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
      TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
      PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
      DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

      Bench:
      QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
      RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
      RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
      WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
      WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
      TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

      • Sky

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        @Dom B: I don’t see th difference between this question and the one I answered above. Looks fine overall. Hopefully Harvin or Beckham step up so you can sit Crabs.

  26. Chris says:
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    Sky love the DFS stuff.

    Thoughts on a couple other guys this week.

    Kap vs the Rams? Spread is large which could loom dangerous but he had a massive game vs them last time and the Rams have struggled heavily against mobile QBs.
    Hoyer vs the Bucs. Shot in the dark here, but he is incredibly cheap and paired with Andrew Hawkins would allow for a nice double dip. More of a GPP play, but I think they could be underpriced this week.

    • Sky

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      @Chris: He had a massive game because he was playing from behind by two touchdowns. I like him, but at his price point, I think there are bigger upside plays nearby.

      Hoyer I covered above so you’re preaching to the choir. If you’re going with a pairing, Hawkins in a full PPR with Cameron out makes complete sense. I will feel a little sick, but there’ll probably be a lineup with them in it.

  27. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    I give cam cobb murray i get rodgers lamar demaryuis

    Qb cam wr fitz t williams hawkins rb murray tate te olsen flex p manning
    Bn calvin gordon cobb lacy ivory reed ir sims

    Other possible trades
    Ivory and fitz or williams for andre johnson
    Ivory and fitz or williams for kelvin
    Ivory and fitz or williams for hilton or alshon

    • Sky

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      @Barker:

      Only trade that’s really a win for you would be Ivory/Williams for Kelvin or Hilton/Alshon. Not liking your other ones at all.

  28. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, I know your not high on Edelman but in a shoot out against Denver, don’t you think theres a good chance he sees 8 targets, 75 yds & a TD?

    I will be debating over my WRs for week 9 until they lock in Sunday (well Cooks & Ingram play Thursday) so here my choices for 3 WR (& we have 1 flex in our league);

    A Johnson, Cooks (he is a definite start, right?), Edelman
    bench: Sanu & Beckham

    I really want to start Beckham (cant at flex, I have McKinnon) but being that I’m up against the last place team, I think Edelman is a safer bet…what do you think? 10 team, non-ppr…

    • Sky

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      He always has the opportunity because of his offense but the key thing here is the emergence of LaFell and the health of Gronk. I will say if he has a high volume week, it’ll be because things went wrong for NE in my opinion. He’s third in line there, sometimes 4th behind Vereen. Just don’t trust him.

      Cooks/Andre/Beckham would make sense to me. Edelman in a non-ppr kinda defeats purpose of starting him, IMHO…

  29. Dom B says:
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    Given my roster can you name each position QB 1 or 2 RB 1 or 2 so on and so forth. Thx

    Starters:

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      This question doesn’t make sense. Please clarify.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B:

      QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers 1
      RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles 1
      RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals 2
      WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers 2
      WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts 1
      WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers 4
      TE – Larry Donnell – Giants 1
      PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
      DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

      Bench:
      QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers 2
      RB – Fred Jackson – Bills 2
      RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers 3
      WR – Odell Beckham – Giants 3
      WR – Percy Harvin – Jets 3
      TE – Delanie Walker – Titans 1

  30. Brian says:
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    Sky I traded gronk , Ruben randle and Ellington for Greg Olson, Calvin Johnson and Forsett was this a good trade ? I am 7 -1 and looking ahead to playoff matchups Ellington has a horrible schedule. Calvin has a great schedule as well as Olson. Your thoughts ?

    • Sky

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      I would not have made that trade.

  31. Dom B says:
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    Using my roster can you go through each position for example Aaron Rodgers QB 1

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Compared to what, though? Your own team? The rest of the league. For this week? ROS? Repeating the same question doesn’t really explain anything

  32. Daes says:
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    Andre Ellington or r. Jennings start

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty sure most outlets are saying Jennings isn’t playing this week

  33. Squid says:
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    Would you take Eli over Alex smith this week?

    • Squid says:
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      @Squid:

      Or tannehill

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Smith is the safest go but I’d lean Eli for the upside

  34. Dom B says:
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    Just wondering why your not answering my question? I clarified it ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You actually didn’t and I did respond

  35. Dom B says:
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    Oh sorry I meant as of right at each position what would you consider them like I think ellington is a RB 1 while other think RB 1

    • Dom B says:
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      @Dom B: as of right now

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll have to get back with you when I’m near a computer again then.

  36. Dom B says:
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    Okay thanks!

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