Muah! That’s the sound I expect to hear from you when you start Kirk Cousins this week. I fully expect your lips to be on the computer screen on Sunday giving your DraftKings lineup a big smackaroo because of the numbers he’ll bestow upon you. Just don’t slip your computer the tongue. I’ve heard about the sites you frequent, your computer is probably more diseased than a red light district at this point. It doesn’t take a genius to realize the Eagles and their secondary can be attacked. Heck, I think we all know this will be a full-blown offensive array by Philly and those Washington guys are gonna need to keep pace. Unlike the blowout Cincy got going early which negated Dalton’s upside, I don’t think there’ll be either team getting a chance to rest on their laurels this week.  Sure, Washington might rely on their RBs heavily to slow the pace of the game down.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s been tried before to keep the Eagles offense off the field.  Just don’t think Cousins will be afforded this opportunity and for that reason alone he’s worth it, nevermind the fact that he is only $7,300 for the week.  Cheap chance at a 300 yard passing day, friends; take advantage.  But enough about your cheapness, let’s get on with the slate.  Here’s some other hot takes on week 3 DraftKings…

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Matthew Stafford, QB: $8,800 – Stafford is my #1 QB this week if you’re planning on paying up.  He’s at home and against a defense that has struggled mightily thus far.  Given that Rodgers will keep the Pack in the game, it’s hard not to think Matthew won’t be chucking it all day to hold the lead.  Vegas has GB winning by one point in a 52 o/u game.  You’ll probably be happy with either side of the ball here, but Stafford is cheaper so for once he’s a better QB than Aaron.

Russell Wilson, QB: $6,800 – Doesn’t get much cheaper than this.  It’s a home game so the threat of it becoming a grind it down ground fest is real but so is the upside of RW3 giving you and a cheap Percy Harvin ($5,400) pairing a big day.

Calvin Johnson, WR: $8,900 – I’m paying this week.  Trust me, plenty of value elsewhere to make up for getting a little bit of Megatron in your lineup.  And by ‘a little bit’ I mean a lot.  Dude is huge.  And Golden Tate is only $5,000, you say?  Well…

Pierre Garcon, WR: $5,800 – Garcon was Garcoff last week, only nabbing one catch on four targets.  Philly gives up plenty of catches and yardage on quick outs and Pierre is built to burn there.  Eight to ten catches is well within reach in this type of game.  Make sure to tip your waiter this Sunday.

Sammy Watkins, WR: $5,300 – Very underpriced considering the game he just had.  The Bills realized they had something special going on week 2 with Sammy and I don’t think they let up on using him.  Now if only they’d let up on using EJ Manuel

Jerricho Cotchery, WR: $3,000 – Sure, weird call.  But guys love to show their old teams what they’re missing.  I think Cotchery gets an end zone shot or two in this game.  I’m not predicting a 100 yard game here but guys love to show up their old teams.  It’s science.  Revenge shout out to Santonio Holmes while we’re at it.  Could see the Bears trying to give him a red zone shot if the game gets out of hand.

Joique Bell, RB: $5,400 – Eleven targets for 6 receptions and ten rushes for a total of 97 yards. Those were his stats last week. Against a tough Panthers defense. Yeah, I’m all about stacking some Lions this week.

Lamar Miller, RB: $5,000 – I’d say this with more confidence if they hadn’t signed Daniel Thomas again.  His name is as bland as his game but the Dolfish just can’t quit him.  Regardless, Miller getting a huge amount of totes would make sense to me.

Bernard Pierce, RB: $4,800 – The idea of BP going HAM makes me wanna throw up in my lunchables but the reality is, he’s the better back between himself and Forsett.  If the game gets away from Cleveland, Pierce could find himself with another 100 yard performance and perhaps a TD all despite himself and his poor running ways.  I mean, he’s no Matt Asiata but c’mon…

Jeremy Hill, RB: $4,000 – It’s clear he’s playing second fiddle to Giovani Bernard for now but Cincy could have a second straight week of sitting on the ball in the second half given Locker’s struggles.

Khiry Robinson, RB: $3,900 – The Saints are 0-2.  You think Drew Brees is gonna let them fall to 0-3?  Methinks not.  Vegas loves the Saints by 10 at home with an o/u of 49.  This could become a ground game quickly and without Ingram, Robinson has a chance at a 100 yard game when it’s all said and done.  Pierre Thomas has the higher PPR ceiling but if this game is a laugher by halftime, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank with Khiry.

Donald Brown, RB: $3,500 – Surprise!  Mathews got hurt.  What, you’re not surprised?  Yeah, me either.  Picking up Brown this off-season was one of the smarter choices the Chargers made in free agency right next to finding a face manager for Philip Rivers.  Starting him this week in Buffalo could be the smartest thing you do.  Plus he gives you flexibility for spending bigger on WRs, something I’m highly inclined to do myself.

De’Anthony Thomas, RB: $3,000 – All I’m saying is keep apprised of his injury status as the week rolls along.  DAT has big play ability and if he gets a chance to show them, they could show big.  Only use if you’re spending big elsewhere and need a big play punt away.  He’s definitely one.  And he returns punts so there’s actually a pun worked in there.  And now I feel shame…

Jared Cook, TE: 3,400 – I’m crying silently to myself at the mere mention.  Timing a big Cook game is like finding a Black Unicorn…wait, there he is!  Dallas has now given up 3 TDs, 14 recs and 186 yards on 21 targets this season to opposing TEs.  One was Vernon Davis – current SF 49er – and the other was Delanie Walker (former SF 49er).  So either they only cough it up to players associated with San Fran or they just suck against the position.  I’ll lean towards the latter.

Indianapolis Colts, DST: $3,100 – The Jags have given me and their fans the sags…er sads.  Colts just lost at home on a last second field goal and I don’t think they let up on Jacksonville this week as they are now 0-2 on the year.  Making Henne  have to throw is like forcing Seth Rogan to do porn: it’s not beneficial for anyone.  Well, except for the Colts defense…hrm, except the Rogan porn part, this was mostly on point.  I could see a TO festival down in Jacksonville on Sunday as they turn the Jags into a one-dimensional team which will make them a one-directional one…see that was a joke cuz the ball will be going backwards…

  1. Ron says:
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    .5PPR – Kelce or Baldwin ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: Different positions and players. Didn’t think Baldwin was gonna be getting much action anyway, I’ll say Kelce

  2. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Heres the week three Line up:
    Stafford
    Lynch
    Khiry
    Megatron
    Cordarrelle
    Garcon
    Kelce
    G.Zuerlein
    Indy

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: A little iffy on Patterson, but like his upside

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Yeah, I’d probably pay down on Kelce and improve my WR range. Alshon just $300 more. Outside that, looks pretty good…except for the fact you don’t play kickers in DK at the flex position. Confused there.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Sky: This was actually a fan duel line up..havent set my DK one yet but it will be similar

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah I don’t play FD so don’t really have an opinion. Two different pricing games

    • CL says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Dude, I giggle like a school girl whenever I see you handle & avatar. That is all.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @CL: Ha Glad i could make you laugh

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: YES!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Jay: gif-tastic

  3. The Thumb says:
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    Drop T. West for D. Brown?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Thumb: Both backups when the lead is healthy but like Brown/set up more. Go with Donald.

  4. Frank White says:
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    Sup Sky.. So I traded Brees and I had the chance to grab Cousins but I didn’t to get a better waiver spot and I thought nobody would pick him up but they did.. I asked Jay and he said to grab Fitz instead vs NYG.. should I do that or
    Locker vs CIN
    Tannehill vs KC
    Flacco vs CLE
    McCown vs ATL
    Henne vs IND???

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: I like Tannehill at home and McCown forced to throw on the road in Atlanta more. I’d go Tanny there.

  5. Frank White says:
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    Also should I grab n hold onto Carson Palmer??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: Palmer has nerve damage and no time table for return so no.

  6. Joe says:
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    Cousins made it through waivers in my league. My only QB is Romo. Should I be adding Cousins and, if so, who is my drop?

    MY TEAM
    QB – Romo
    RB – Spiller
    RB – K.Davis
    WR – Ju.Jones
    WR – Jeffrey
    Flex – (undecided)
    TE – Gronk
    DEF – Patriots
    K – Walsh

    Bench – T.Smith, G.Tate, Vereen, Woodhead, R.Mathews, Welker, J.Hill

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Tannehill, G.Smith, and Ja.Jones are all available too, for what it’s worth.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Joe: Unless it’s a 14 to 16 team league, you don’t need a backup QB

  7. Allan says:
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    Sky, trade Asiata for khiry robinson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allan: I’d take Khiry there

  8. Matt am says:
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    Keeper league, choice of 3 RB’s:

    Ridley, bush, Stacy & k Davis

    Thanks

  9. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is L.Green droppable? I have Clay and Paul is available.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Done. Just want to send my apologies to Gates, his owners and fans.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Sky: Now he gets to see Green live up to the hype.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Chicken Dinner: Not before every Charger tears an ACL. You’ve cursed them!

  10. CL says:
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    Sky:

    Thanks for letting me beat you in DK this past weekend…!

    ;O)

    Let me know if you ever want to go again! I’m seriously enjoying DK… but man, baseball is TOUGH! Thought I had something last night with Kluber / Kazmir (I swapped out Jake From State Farm Arietta to get some other bats, dumb!).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Baseball just a game of making sure not to underspend on pitchers. Rare you find a gem below $7K.

      And yeah, good luck scoring 191 again. Hope you threw that lineup into a tourney. Would’ve made some bank, haha

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        @Sky: WOn in (4) leagues! Only $50 this past weekend… but I’ll take it!

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          Sky says:
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          @CL: Nice, you should check the leaderboards of those tourneys. That’s the kind of lineup that wins big money.

  11. mcBlunty says:
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    full point ppr pick 3 for my rb2 and 2 flex

    kniles davis
    lamar miller
    toby g
    fred Jackson
    asiata

    right now I am leaning kniles, lamar and fred Jackson, but cj2k has a nice match up vs Chicago, and I am sick of waiting on toby to do something, anything, guys been useless

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @mcBlunty: Davis/Miller/Asiata. If Miller isn’t healthy, F-Jax

  12. Chicken Dinner says:
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    AP owner. Trade Michael Floyd for Asiata? No Palmer didn’t look good.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Nooooo…he’s lead back for now, not forever. McKinnon available?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: I’ve got him already. Kid’s a freak. Asiata should be playing second fiddle.

        Worried about AP playing this year.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I get that you’re worried but you’re paying $1.00 for something worth 75 cents now with diminishing returns in the future. That’s really not a sound trade at all.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Sky: True. Thanks for bringing me to my senses.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob

  13. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 ppr, after a suspect draft I’ve been stockpiling RBs. We start 2 with a W/R/T flex. Looking to trade some depth now for an upgrade elsewhere, most likely at QB (Wilson) as my WR (Dez Roddy Benjamin) and TE (Gronk Gates) are fine, though I wouldn’t kick another top-10 WR out of bed. Which of these guys, other than Ball, should I try to hold onto?

    Ball
    Chris Johnson
    Bradshaw
    Hill
    K. Davis
    S. Jackson
    Rainey

    • Sky

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      @Steve Stevenson: This is a pretty wide open question and all of those guys vary in range of what you’re going to get in return. Can’t throw spaghetti at the wall and hope it sticks. Rainey/SJax are your best throwaways. Davis and Hill will probably get you the best value in return.

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    I love my Packers but you’re definitely right about starting lions especially the RB’s. GB’s been getting torched at the line by bruising RB’s so Bell’s gonna have a huge day this week unless Capers actually fixed something for the first time in years schematically. Packers get outmanned on both lines of scrimmage almost weekly so any IDP’s facing them could have some worth too like Donkey Kong Suh (is that racist or not? If Cam Newton doesn’t know I’m damned sure I don’t).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint: Haha, racist? I wouldn’t think it was but I’m not easily offended. I’d just put it down as dickish and leave it at that.

      Yeah, GB getting pushed around. Geno gives me hope that Stafford also has a good day. I like Geno but that was a pretty bad showing at home. Plus, that should’ve been a tie game. GB got lucky with the refs giving that TO.

      • Clint says:
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        @Sky:

        I just got confirmation from a multiracial panel of co-workers and it’s as I feared: if Aaron Rodgers had said that about Suh, it WOULD be racist but since it was Cam Newton, it’s a big negative apparently.

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  15. Nico says:
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    Damn you, Sky! Cook was my big streamer this week! You stole my thunder… and my lightning! Great call tho, love that matchup. To be continued…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Shhhhh…

      • Nico says:
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        @Sky: Ha, you might have too much time on your hands… This Daily Fantasy Football thing isn’t working out as well as MLB was…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          There aren’t any discernible stats just yet. That’s when it gets good. For now it’s just bargain hunting

          • Nico says:
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            @Sky: I got ya. Not my proficiency. Something I need to work on with besbol as well.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Nico: baseball for the first two months is seasonal stats, after that, it’s hot rookie callups, guys coming off injury and heavily relying on last 7 days data for team wOBA/ISO. It’s why next year I’m not taking on as many seasonal teams. Need more research time.

  16. Hans says:
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    Sky, rank the following please for the next few weeks

    Hill, Khiry, Ivory, Brown, Woodhead

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown/Hill/Khiry/Woodhead/Ivory

  17. Matt says:
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    Hey should I start Joique Bell and Golden Tate over Ellington in my RB2 and flex spots this week in a PPR? I wanna stack some Lions and Ellington plays SF who just shut down Forte.

    Thanks Sky

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Basically I need to pick 2 out of those 3 players and I wanna pick the Lions to be fully clear.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it

  18. Jack says:
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    I need to upgrade my WR2 b/c Floyd is going to get screwed by the Drew Stanton experience. My other WRs are G. Tate, Benjmain, Randle, and Gordon. My RBs are Shady, Gio, R. Jennings, Pierce, and Knowshon (Drop City). I’ve been offered Torrey Smith and Gerhart for Pierce and Randle. I should take that to the bank and run, right?

    Thanks Sky!

    • Sky

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      Yeah since I don’t like either RB that works

  19. Jack says:
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    12 team standard league by the way.

  20. Hans says:
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    Sky, Just a follow up to the ranking you just gave. Seems like you like Brown while Jay doesn’t. What’s your reasoning for Brown over the rest? Also, did you fall of the Ivory wagon from last year?!? You loved him last year and this year he is actually running well and now you don’t?

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      @Hans: Should reply to the thread, makes it easier to follow.

      Jay just doesn’t want to believe Mathews could lose his job or be hurt for longer than he should. Think Donald proved last year he was a quality baller and will get a chance to be the feature back there.

      Ha, Ivory ran well last year, too. Doesn’t mean he’s a 3 down back. He’s very situational; I don’t trust the Jets to be playing with the lead for that long nor often in games moving forward. Good team, but they’ve jumped out early on both OAK and GB and let Ivory salt the game a bit.

  21. Ryno says:
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    Sky

    Hurting at RB do you think D Brown or K Robinson has a better 4 weeks and longer staying power ROS

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ryno: Brown

  22. Lou says:
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    Hey Sky! in 1 pt PPR, need best 2 for this week:

    Pierre T
    D Martin
    Asiata
    Fred J
    M Floyd

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Lou: PT/F-Jax

  23. CRice says:
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    Are we trusting the return of Doug Martin this week?

    Have to start three:

    A Foster (obviously)
    D Martin
    R Bush
    B Pierce
    D Brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CRice: Bush/Brown

      • CRice says:
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        @Sky: Sorry, forgot that I also have A Bradshaw. Does that change anything?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CRice: Bradshaw over Bush then

  24. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Trade Cordarelle & Sproles FOR Demaryius Thomas & Hyde?

  25. Steve says:
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    A Jeffrey or Cor Patterson ROS?
    10 team standard

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve: Alshon, not close for me

  26. Steve says:
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    Thinking of dropping Vereen for guys like Hyde, Crowell , Donald brown, Rainey
    Looking for upside
    Which guys would u drop Vereen for??
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve: I’d hold…though I probably wouldn’t have drafted Vereen in a non-PPR format unless he fell really late. That’s where most of his stats come from.

  27. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    Pick 1- Ivory, K. Robinson, J. Jones.

  28. Matt says:
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    Drop Kyle Rudolph for Antonio Gates? (PPR)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Matt: I wouldn’t

  29. JeF With 1 F says:
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    So heres the DK Line up:
    Stafford
    Lynch
    D.Brown
    Megatron
    A.Jeffery
    P.Harvin
    J.Amaro
    J.Cotchery
    Colts
    saved 400 going from cooks to Amaro which let me grab percy. I figure cooks is a crapshoot as is Amaro and sounds like Decker is real iffy so maybe Amaro gets some targets…Thoughts

    • Sky

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      @JeF With 1 F: I don’t think you need to take that much risk with both Amaro and Cotchery. I try and only take one of those shots in a given game but your Amaro analysis is good if Decker sits. Probably wouldn’t pair Lynch with Harvin. 1 point PPR…you either think Lynch has another huge TD game and 100 yards or you think Harvin has a chance at a big rec day. Usually doesn’t play out that you get both from the same team.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Sky: I can lose harvin for watkins which frees up 100 but no where to really use that 100 unless i downgrade somewhere else to upgrade amaro or cotchery

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: The other play is do lose stafford for cousins and just go a different rout

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: Just pointing out going with a non-PPR RB and pairing with a WR from the same team is just mixing up gameflow. It’s usually one or the other but it’s entirely up to you on that front. Just a DFS no-no usually.