Hrm…how am I gonna do this…*Goes and reads ‘How To Sell A Bad Idea For Dummies*. I got it! He’s cheap!  Yikes, readers and readettes, we’re really digging down into the down and dirty at QB suggesting Jake Locker at $5,400 but there’s some reason for optimism here.  One, it’s your money, not mine…JK.  The big reason I’m staring down the barrel of Jake’s cannon arm is the matchup.  The Jets have been a wreck in the secondary all year.  So bad, they’ve allowed a top 15 or better finish to quarterbacks with names like Alex Smith, Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Orton (twice).  If you were looking for a sign that something’s not working, Orton hanging big weeks on you more than once in a season is a pretty good indicator.  Now of course, none of this touts Locker as a great play.  He’s a risk.  A big one, in fact.  There’s no sign nor indication that Locker will ever be a good NFL QB at this point but DFS DGAF, y’all!  Boy can scramble.  Let’s just pretend that he has ‘started’ 4 games this year since he was hurt half way through week 4 and has played back to back 4th quarters the last two weeks when Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder turned into ground beef.  In those ‘4 starts’, Locker has averaged about 34 yards on the ground and has a rushing TD to his credit.  The great thing about rushing TDs?  They’re worth more than passing TDs…seriously, you play this game, why am I telling you?  So Locker could net you 9 points with 30 yards rushing and a TD without doing much out of the norm for his style of play.  Now let’s take that ‘could’ and tack on the bad passing defense to date by the Jets that has allowed a 29:5 TD to INT ratio and an average of 258 passing yards a game for the year.  Now let’s not kid ourselves, this could easily blow up in our faces like we just got a present from Jokey Smurf so I wouldn’t get cute and play him in cash games.  That said, if you’re a GPP’in, you’re lookin’ to cut corners on pricing wherever you can and this could be that one time you’ll remember the 2014 Titans fondly.  Enjoy.  But enough about Denzel Washington, let’s move on.  Here’s my red hot takes for the week 14 DK slate…

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Ben Roethlisberger, QB: $7,900 – I’m all about the domes, holmes.  Vegas predicts this game to stay close and are barely giving the Steelers an edge so as much as it should be a Le’Veon Bell day – and I won’t deny it should be – I will say that it could be a 3 TD passes to Bell day as Hotlanta ranks near the bottom in terms of receptions to opposing RBs (and everythings, really, but that’s not the point).  BTW, that’s your Bell talk.  I guess I might as well also tell you here that if I’m paying up for QB it’ll be Drew Brees.  Yes, no dome but Prime Time (we covered this week 13 when he was, ya know, awesome), da Bears are da suck and I don’t think that loss will sit too well with D-Breezy.  Anywho, if the week plays itself out as ‘Le’Veon or bust’ talk, Big Ben might slide under the radar a bit.  Dive in.  GPP or cash

Eli Manning, QB: $6,400 – There are a lot of QBs in and around this price range that I like this week (Matt Ryan, Mark Sanchez and Philip Rivers are all under consideration for me) but given the mediocre numbers recently, I think Eli flies under the radar the most.  If Rashad is healthy – a big if but an important one – Eli becomes a sexy option.  And welcome those who googled ‘Sexy Eli Manning’.  You can leave now.  No, not the site, the internet in general.  Seriously, you ain’t ever finding that oxymoron.  That team from Washington has had their best games under Colt McCoy.  That’s enough to tell you about their season.  Doesn’t help that their secondary has given up the most points to opposing QBs for the year.  Normally I’d say nothing is safe about Eli but he has my trust this week.  What?  It’s not like he’s KaepernickGPP or cash

Johnny Manziel, QB: $5,900 – Remember how I said last week I’m avoiding the piddle in the corner of the Dawg Pound that was this QB carousel?  Yeah, I think enough has happened that Manziel is gonna get his game on this Sunday.  If that’s the case, I fully predict him to ball out…or get pulled after flipping the ref off and snorting a line off a cheerleader’s cleavage.  All these things and more are possible when Johnny [email protected]#$in Football takes the field, kids.  If he plays, I will probably be fading him because you don’t even have to know football to know about Johnny but I’d be remiss if I didn’t try and up the page hits tell you about this tourney play.  GPP only

Derek Anderson, QB: $5,000 – As unfortunate as the Cam Newton news was, it gives us room to go min-price at QB and not feel overly bad about it.  The last time Derek Anderson faced Tampa, he scored 18 DK points.  The repeat of such things is very possible.  Given the heat that the Manzealots will put on JFF, pivoting to the DFA (not a real nickname) could be purrrrtay smart.  GPP or cash

Mike Glennon, QB: $5,000 – As Adele would say, ‘Rumour has it (Rumour)’…and then you just say it over and over cuz you don’t know the rest of the song.  Which is fine, just a little awkward….wait, what were we talking about?  Oh yeah, Glennon might be the starter against Carolina come Sunday.  You don’t have to stretch your neck out too much to say he’s a good play all around given his numbers this year.  GPP or cash

Marshawn Lynch, RB: $7,300 – Vegas says the ‘hawks are gonna deliver the deathblow to San Fran’s playoff hopes in grand fashion, putting SF as 9 point underdogs.  They also don’t think the Seahawks are gonna score much and think this is gonna be a defensive struggle.  In many ways, I could see it.  I think SF will play up for this game as they try and play spoiler.  I just don’t think they have the healthy bodies to make it happen and over the last 4 weeks, they have given up 4.4 yards per carry.  Oh and Lynch?  Of his 13 TDs on the season, 10 have been scored at home .  This should be a grind down game and I think Seattle wants to let Lynch do the work to finish off the 49ers.  If you can squeeze the Seahawks DST onto your team at $3,500 to complete the pairing, Lynch got but one thing to say to youGPP or cash

LeSean McCoy, RB: $6,600 – Mea Culpa about last week.  That game script could not have gone more perfectly for Seattle.  Fun fact!  I’m a University of Oregon Ducks alum so I’ve seen how a team can beat a Chip Kelly team: control the ball by converting key third downs.  Well they did just that; kept the Eagles offense off the field and kept their defense fresh.  Doesn’t help that Shady had a key turnover early in the 3rd…eh, why am I touting him?  Oh yeah, the Cowboys.  You know their defense is a mirage and you doubly know what the Eagles defense can do to this Dallas offense on Thanksgiving and that was IN Dallas.  I dare say another RB/DST pairing made in heaven.  It’s like I specifically planned these as part of my write ups…GPP or cash

Alfred Morris, RB: $5,000 – This suggestion has a big if.  Like big.  If Colt McCoy doesn’t start and RG3 does, Morris should get the rock and do plenty with it.  For whatever reason, NFL defenses are still giving Griffin the respect that he’s a running QB which creates lanes for The Butler to exploit.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at these stats.  Stats like that don’t grow on trees.  Because, of course, there are no stat trees.  Duh.  The Giants can be run on and you can bet if Rob is starting, that’s all Gruden will want to do.  GPP or cash

Jonathan Stewart, RB: $5,000 – Maybe, just maybe, Carolina has figured out that J-Stew is indeed younger and better than the rest of their running backs and will continue feed him.  But Carolina is 4-8-1 so I have a hard time believing in anything about them, really, so I’ll just say tune into the Daily Show for tourneys only and leave it at that.  GPP only

Latavius Murray, RB: $4,000 – As Gil Scott-Heron once wrote, ‘the revolution will not be televised’.  I would say that’s a very apt description of anything Raiders.  I mean, even if someone’s good on their team, you ever gonna see it on TV?  I mean, by choice.  They’re pretty bad, people…but more to the point, last week the coaches said Murray wasn’t the lead back but would get some touches.  He ended the game with 25 touches.  Good thing is, this revolution may not be televised but you can watch it on NFL Rewind and just go to Murray plays!  GPP or cash

Branden Oliver, RB: $3,000 – After being tripped – no seriously, that’s the reason – Ryan Mathews looks to have dinged up his leg from the Pats game on Sunday.  If Ryan can’t go, Oliver looks to be a nice M|A|R|R|S play.  Much like mud and cucumbers does amazing things for your skin, volume does amazing things for your stat lines.  GPP or cash

T.Y. Hilton, WR: $8,000DraftKings really is leaving the pricing wide open this week.  I’m seeing a lot of guys who should have 8’s and 7’s at the beginning of their prices who are in the 6’s and 5’s but we’ll get to them later.  T.Y. just went HAM and now gets to go home and face a Texans defense that gives up monstrous games to opposing teams’ WR1s and guess what?  Hilton is just that AND he gets to play in the comforts of the dome.  In fact, the last times these two teams met, Hilton went for 9/223/1.  Go back a little further and in two games combined, Hilton went for 15/199/3.  With Wayne ailing, I’m checking in at the Hilton if I’m paying up at WR.  There better be a mint on my pillow!  GPP or cash

Mike Evans, WR: $6,600 – Kid just had a 2 TD day against the Lions in Detroit and now gets to to sweet Carolina to face their shreddable defense at this price?  Like I said, the pricing this week is looser than your mom…after that trip to the massage/day spa package you gave her!  You’re such a good kid!  What, where’d you think I was going with that?  Rather than waste worthless words on it, I’ll just say I’m also keen on Kelvin Benjamin ($6,200) and Jeremy Maclin ($6,100) in and around this price and will probably find Maclin on a lot of my teams this week overall.  Seriously, this underpricing is gonna kill my brain before Sunday even gets here.  GPP or cash

Eric Decker, WR: $5,100 – Just as no one expects the Spanish Inquisition, no one will expect you to play a Jet…and really, you shouldn’t.  I know this and you know this but in reality, it looks like Harvin might miss week 15 and Tennessee gives up plenty to opposing receivers.  And there’s your analysis: no one else can catch a pass so I guess Decker probably will.  Impressive.  GPP only

Donte Moncrief, WR: $4,000 – With how dinged up Wayne is, you have to wonder if Donte gets a big chance at the spotlight on Sunday again.  The snap count keeps rising (50 last week) and Reggie Wayne still hasn’t found the fountain of youth so his nagging injuries will stay nagging and his sagging things will stay sagging.  What, gravity affects EVERYTHING…think about it…but more to the point, Moncrief is the French wide out of choice for me this week.  Sorry, Garcon.  GPP only

Marquess Wilson, WR: $3,000 – With Brandon Marshall on season-ending IR, it will be Wilson taking the second fiddle role in the wide receiving group for the Bears.  This is one you’ll want to hear more about as the week goes along – and to be fair, you don’t need to go this cheap to win this week based on the loose pricing – but he won’t be on many people’s radars in a game that figures to be a shoot out.  He’ll be 4th in the pass-pecking order but Cutler don’t care, he’ll throw it wherever he wants and it may be to Marquess.  GPP only

Jimmy Graham, TE: $6,300 – Not gonna lie…kinda hate him.  Then again, he is a ginger so this is just a part of life for him.  He’s clearly not 100% healthy and is dealing with shoulder issues but he’s also facing a team that’s tied for 2nd for TDs against from opposing TEs with 11 on the season.  That’s bordering on one a week for them.  I think we get some Graham, cracker, CRUNCH action finally on Monday and is cheap enough to pair with Drew and still roster a good lineup.  Now go do something worthwhile, Carrot Top!  GPP or cash

Delanie Walker, TE: $4,400 – Let’s just say that Ken Whisenhunt doesn’t know what he’s doing and leave it at that.  He let his young QB who had a shoulder injury on his throwing arm take the field Sunday.  Said young QB was throwing like someone who shouldn’t be playing.  Because he had a shoulder injury.  Same young QB finally gets crunched late in the 4th and they pull said young QB with a shoulder injury.  Yes, the same shoulder.  Ken, you’re a schmuck.  Through all of this though, Walker had 10 targets – as errant as they were – and Walker is Locker’s binky.  Another 10+ targets should be a lock against the Jets but hopefully with more conversions along the way.  Oh and the Jets?  yeah, they’ve given up the most TDs to opposing TEs on the year.  BTW, if you start Graham, you still have a flex spot out there.  Just sayin…oh and Antonio Gates at $4,500 ain’t a bad play either given Denver’s defense against TEs but I’m all about Walking the Walker.  GPP or cash

Larry Donnell, TE: $3,800 – The Larry Donnell experience will more than likely be gone and forgotten by August of 2015 but until then, we keep getting to look at this cheap price and say to ourselves ‘maybe…just maybe Donnell will have one of those 2 TD games again’.  Well, against a Washington team that has given up 11 TDs to opposing TEs, these things are indeed possible.  So is 4/28 and a fumble but hey, you got a cheaper idea in mind?  GPP or cash

Tony Moeaki, TE: $3,000 – He’s Seattle’s best receiving threat in a game that will probably be smash mouth.  Or maybe I just really, really want Moeaki to be a thing.  Yeah, you’re probably right.  GPP only

Cleveland Browns, DST: $3,200 – I’ve already covered plenty ‘o’ defense above so let’s do very little below.  The Browns are coming off a 2 TD game on defense and get Andy Dalton who can go from the Red Rocket that I say in the form of affection to the Red Rocket South Park refers to pretty quickly.  Factor in AJ Green’s historic struggles against Joe Haden and you have a recipe for a Dawg Pound kinda day.  GPP or cash

Indianapolis Colts, DST: $3,000 – How much do you trust Fitzgamemanager?  If Vontae Davis is back and Houston is without Andre Johnson, we could see a game script that goes heavily in the Colts’ favor.  Remember that one time that Ryan Fitzmagic threw 6 TDs?  Yeah me too!  The key word in that sentence was ‘one’.  GPP only

  1. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, in a standard 10-team I’m debating between starting one of the Giant RBs (are Redskins as good against the run as the yahoo ‘red’ matchup indicates) or go with Lat Murray who roasted KC on just a few carries a few weeks ago?

    Then at WR3 I’m debating between Keenan Allen or Martavis Bryant, what you thinking?

    Lastly, St Louis or Detroit defense? I’m leaning STL as they have carried me the last few weeks & Arizona is without Ellington & its in STL

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Nick.

      Prefer Murray

      Allen

      STL

      • Nick says:
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        @Sky: Its reported that Jennings is no longer on injury report and is ready to carry the workload…are you still going L Murray over R Jennings, especially if Jennings is at 100%???

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Nick: Go wit Jennings

  2. Nick says:
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    @Nick: One more question…Witten @ Philly or Reed @ NYG?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reed

  3. Wilsonian says:
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    Help me Obi Sky Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

    So I DOMINATED my regular season to the tune of 12-2. Now I’m freaking out because it looks like Anderson will be under center for the Panthers and wondering what that does to Benjamin and Julio is looking iffy for the week. Here’s my lineup:

    QB – Brady
    WR – Julio
    WR – TY
    WR – Benjamin
    RB – Forte
    RB – CJ Anderson
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Stills
    Q/W/R/T – Ryan
    BN – LaFell
    BN – J.Matthews
    BN – M.Bryant
    BN – L.Miller
    BN – L.Murray
    BN – Olsen

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

    What the hell do I do here? Is Benjamin still a play with Anderson at QB? Who do I move around and who do I play if Julio is out, too?

    Moncrief is available, and I could snag him for someone if you think that would be a good play, too.

    Thanks man, I appreciate the help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Kelvin Benjamin played this exact same team week 1 with Anderson under center and went for 6/92/1. Not sure a freakout is needed. If Julio is out, play Jordan Matthews. Good luck!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: thanks man! Would you leave Stills in there regardless or bench him for anyone else?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: can play Matthews over him

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: thanks. I’ll go that route for now. If Julio is out, I’ll roll Matthews into his spot and Stills into the flex. Sound good to you?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Makes sense

  4. great whites says:
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    tre mason or latavius ? or in another league, for a flex latavius, odell beckham, or j.stew ? standard league thanks for thoughts .

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Latavius, Beckham (not close).

  5. Kyle says:
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    PPR PICK 2 of 4

    Rashad Jennings, Crowell, Latavius Murray, and Kerwyn Williams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Crow/Latavius. If Rashad is listed as starter and gets the bulk of carries, then I’d sit Lat.

  6. Chicken Dinner says:
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    PPR Marquis or Marquess? Need a monster.

  7. Brian says:
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    Do you trust Josh Gordon and Kenny stills this week ? Would you play Charles Johnson or Gio over either one of them ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Charles Johnson in Detroit isn’t the best idea and what has Gio done to gain your trust? Stay with Stills/Gordon.

  8. george says:
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    Whats up sky. 6-seed here, advanced to semis with your help. Been having RB trouble all year though. standard 0.5ppr, need to pick 3: crowell, tre mason, fjax, vjax.

    Thanks dude.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Crow/FJax/VJax

  9. Captain Kirk says:
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    @Sky

    Got a few separate questions for you. All half ppr leagues:

    1.) Josh Gordon or Kelvin Benjamin

    2.) Jonathan Stewart or Isiah Crowell

    3.) Josh Gordon or Mike Evans

    4.) Rams D or Ravens D

    Thanks, always good writeups!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Gordon
      2) J-Stew unless news is out that D-Will is back/playing
      3) Gordon
      4) Rams

      Thanks!

  10. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Hey Sky if Julio sits who should I go with in the flex in a PPR – Latavius Murray, Harry Douglas or even Jordan Mathews?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Matthews

  11. Big W says:
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    Hey Sky,

    please pick 1 of the following:

    Martavis Bryant @ Atlanta or Marquess Wilson vs. New Orleans

    Please pick 1 of the following:

    Ryan Mathews vs. Denver or Latavius Murray @ KC

    Thanks in advance for your help and a special thanks for your guidance over the last couple years… really respect your opinions dude. Cheers.

    • Big W says:
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      @Big W: it’s an H2H yahoo standard 12 team if that makes a difference… Thanks again

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Big W:

        Martavis
        Murray; don’t trust Mathews health. He’s sitting out practice today

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Big W: And thanks for the kind words!

  12. Tom says:
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    KC D vs Oak or
    Browns vs Cincinnati

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tom: I’d lean Browns but I’m probably in the minority there.

  13. mguy31 says:
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    Don’t have Julio but picked up Douglas in case because I having trouble deciding who to start at in my WR3 spot.

    Who would you rather go with, 12 team standard:
    Moncrief, Wayne, Garcon, Douglas.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @mguy31: Lots of those guys depend on if someone else is injured or not. You’re gonna have to tune in Sunday for inactives. For now, Moncrief

  14. Allan says:
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    Got the rams and lions defenses. Who do I play this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allan: I’d lean Rams

  15. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Rank QBs for dynasty, 6pt pass TDs: Ryan, Big Ben, Manziel, Cutler.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Not a dynasty player so you’re asking the wrong person. I’ll say Ryan, Big Ben, Manziel, Cutler

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    WTH…now CJ Anderson is missing practice, too? First Julio. Then dealing with Anderson at QB and what it might do to Benjamin. And now CJ could quite possibly be out, too?!?! Damn you Fantasy Overlords!!!

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Wilsonian: Dang–where you seeing that? Any update on Hillman/Ball? If Anderson may be out I want to know if Thompson’s the cuff, or one of those goofs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: You’re still freaking out about Derek Anderson? Dude, we covered this… :)

      You should get a twitter account. You’d know CJ is dealing with an ankle issue but that it’s not considered serious. Can always hedge and pick up Juwan if you want

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: I was just listing the random things that have caused me to freak out this week so far. Benjamin is in. Hope he can put up Week 1 numbers with Anderson at QB. Julio does have me a bit worried, but I think I can cover the slack if he doesn’t play – but it’ll be a helluva lot nicer if he suits up and goes nuts again. But I’m going to go insane if CJ misses Sunday’s game. he’s carried me the last few weeks. He only trails Le’veon in total points for RBs the last 4 weeks in our league.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m just trying to let you know you are worrying about nothing RE: Anderson based on all reports coming out. And tacking on the Kelvin thing was just you looking for a heart attack, admit it!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: I think it’s just the history of me and this league. The last two seasons I’ve been in first place going into the playoffs and I get bounced in the first round.

            For what it’s worth, I just read that CJ thinks his ankle feels great. So hopefully he’s just resting.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, he’s carried the ball a lot of late; lots of RBs take some time with bangs and bruises, especially with that kind of workload.

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    It’s starting to look like R. Jennings will be close to full usage. If so, drop A. Williams? The add would be someone to block my opponent, or maybe a DEN RB depending on the responses above re: Anderson.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Really depends what you’re dropping him for. ALready covered the CJ news (which isn’t really news). Can add Branden Oliver if you’re scouting for potential starters. Ryan Mathews is banged up.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Sky: Re: Anderson, was just going on what Wilsonian said above. I knew his ankle was bothering him, but no practice was news to me. So the replacement would be a) J. Thompson; b) Hillman, if he’s practicing yet; or c) someone at a weak position for my opponent, but who I’d never start, like Donnell or Charles Johnson. Oliver’s owned.

        • Steve Stevenson says:
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          @Steve Stevenson: I am an Anderson owner fyi.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I think I’m trying to get across to you you shouldn’t be thinking about it, RE: Anderson. It’s non-news based on all reports. If you wanna block, you can. Might just hold onto him if that’s really the strategy. Rashad reinjures himself, you’re battling to get him back in week 16 if you make it.

            • Steve Stevenson says:
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              @Sky: Got it, thanks. Everything I’d seen re: Anderson was non-news, but the vague “no practice” gave me pause.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Understand. Like I mentioned above, get twitter. Way better news source than anything out there:

  18. bobby says:
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    Who would you play this week at flex

    Smith sr
    Kerwynn williams
    Marquese Wilson

    And tight end

    Witten
    Allen
    Fleener

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you need upside: Wilson, if not Smith.

      Fleener

  19. Toby says:
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    Hey Sky. I was sitting in last place 2 months ago. Now I’m in first after 7 straight wins (with some help from Razzball) and need some advice for the playoffs:

    Boom or Blount

    Stills or Moncrief

    Seattle (vs. SF) or Baltimore (vs. Jax)

    Thanks!!!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Toby: Blount, Crief, Sea

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Good to hear!

      I’d lean Blount there but it’s a risk

      Stills should see volume

      Toss up on the D. I’ll take SEA. Crowd a huge factor.

  20. Brett says:
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    Thoughts on Ellington as a keeper in PPR?

    Would be a 6th rd option. Currently have the following options for one spot.

    Cj anderson rd 6
    Monte ball rd 6
    Latavius murray rd 6
    Carlos Hyde rd 8
    Christine micheal rd 11
    Ronnie hillman rd 6

    Would you cut hillman for ellington? Or is that not worth it.

    • Christian says:
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      @Brett: At this moment, I would prefer Ellington with my main concern being a lack of long-term durability. I would, however, be willing to bet that by training camp next season, Hyde, Michael and Murray all will have vast increases in value as they emerge from behind aging/disgruntled starters.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d cut Hillman or Ball for him, probably Hillman. He’s just not built to be a lead back.

  21. Rocky says:
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    In full stress mode approaching this week’s semi’s. Went through my 12 team .5 PPR with a 12-1 record and was feeling very confident before the seeding shook out and I matched up against a team that put up 160+ last week and is all over the impending Chicago/NO shootout on Monday night.

    My team:
    QB Rodgers, Eli
    RB Murray, Jennings, Bernard
    WR Dez, Beckham, Josh Gordon, K Benjamin
    TE Gates

    Am I out of my mind considering benching 2014/15 MVP Rodgers @ Buf 2nd rated defense against QB’s for either Eli v Wash (worst def vs opposing QB’s) or D. Anderson (who had a serviceable game against TB his last start)? My thinking here is that both Eli and D. Anderson have much better matchups (obviously) and are less likely to put a number up like Peyton’s 2.72 vs Buf last week.

    Also, do I bench Gordon in favor of Kelvin Benjamin this week? Both have QB situations in flux and I cannot afford any dud performances this week…

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re not sitting Rodgers…

      I’m open to either. I’m sure many would say Gordon but I like Kelvin’s set up better this week.

  22. Dom B says:
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    Which RB to own in Jax Storm Johnson or jordan todman

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: Probably Gerhart. Storm had his chance, Jordan isn’t being given one.

  23. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Should I sit Josh Gordon for Jordan Matthews? (PPR)

  24. J-FOH says:
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    Dee Gordon got traded to the Marlins for your favorite Marlins 2014 prospect Heaney..ooops, wrong side of the Razz. I’ll be leaving now but before I go I would like to say, the Chip O is much better to watch in the pros than college, seems like a fair fight now but I like it…in the pros. Good luck in the tourney, I’m surprisingly rooting for you guys.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: He was just the last impact rookie available. Really thought he’d be up sooner, just didn’t go as planned. I like him but now that he’s been traded to the Angels for Howie Kendrick, he’s looking more and more like just aight.

      I’m excited to see how Mariota and company do. Defense has been better than it has been in years and the offensive line is getting healthy at the right time. Should be fun.

      It will be really fun when Chip gets a great signal caller under center to run it. RW3 in this offense would just be unfair.

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        @Sky: that would be fun. A good decision maker with legs and a cool demeanor. If you’re into that kind of thing

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          Haha, I am! But even if not him, I actually think – and this sounds scary but if you think about it it makes sense – Jay Cutler would fit. He’s not a guy who throws guys open, he has to see it first. That offense is all about see it then throw it. The only question would be whether or not he could make the right read.

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            @Sky: I think a lot of guys could work in that. I wonder if they go after Hundley in the draft. Has great legs and needs to see it kinda guy with a good arm. Will most likely fall to 3rd round or later. IMHO

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              Yeah, this year’s draft isn’t stocked with QB stars so far. At least there hasn’t been a big name that would fit that criteria from what I see. I haven’t watched Hundley enough to have an opinion on him.

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                @Sky: he needs some fine tuning with his decision making ie holds on to the ball too long but will also go out and complete 10 in a row. Hard to bring down and is sneaky fast.

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                  Interesting. Well, this offense is see it/throw it. He’d have to play up to the speed if he holds the ball too long. Maybe it being there before he has to throw would change him.

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                    @Sky: or a decent QB coach

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                      So many works in progress at QB rarely pan out even with the right coaching. It’s hard to reprogram yourself, let alone let someone else do it for you, especially if you’ve had success.

  25. Frank White says:
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    Sup Sky… Do you think I should start Fitzpatrick or Manziel with a healthy Cameron n Gordon?? Its playoffs and Cam is out. Thanks!!

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      @Frank White: Hey Frank, I’d play Manziel. Better upside.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Bud!!

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          Oh I just looked.. What about McCown over them??

  26. Tom says:
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    J. Hill or L. Murray non ppr

    Thanks Sky

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      @Tom: Sounds like the coaches in Cincinatti want Hill to take over so I’d go Jeremy.

  27. abe says:
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    hey sky
    what do you think about eli vs johnny football? i have been watching eli – he’s been close to big games but always find a way to not score more than 12 fantasy points. but i’m wary of starting a qb who’s never played a game in the playoff semifinals…
    also, vjax over moncrief right? same boat of safeness vs upside. 14 team non ppr
    also + if yahoo didn’t have a character limit i would definitely change my team name to the snap count of donte moncriefto

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      I like Eli this week. With JFF, you’re hoping he scores on the ground. I don’t think he finds much success through the air vs the Bengals. Eli has a the higher floor, JFF higher ceiling. Really a needs based call.

      Same as JFF vs Eli about VJax vs Moncrief. It depends on your real needs. Do you need floor or upside? I’d lean VJax.

      Ha! Yeah, what’s up with the ridiculously short name field anyway? I mean, we lose a lot of chance at wit here.

  28. Tom says:
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    Gordon or Benjamin non ppr

    Thanks

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      Sky says:
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      I’m against the grain but I say Benjamin

  29. Toby says:
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    Hey Sky, followup to my earlier questions about Boom vs. Blount. I picked up Starks. If Lacy doesn’t play, would you recommend running Starks over the other two?

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      Not over Blount; LeGarrette still has the nicer matchup.

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