Follow me, if you will, into the minds of the casual DraftKings player.  Casual player sees Kyle Orton and how badly he played on Thursday Night Football.  Casual player is disgusted by this.  Casual player is even more disgusted by Kyle’s neck beard.  Casual player is never playing Orton in any fantasy situation, ever.  Well, sorry casuals but that’s how you lose: by saying never.  That’s the great thing about this here game we play.  It’s daily, not seasonal.  You don’t have to own Kyle the entire year, you just have to own him for the right matchup and when the price is right, you’re even better off.  Now I’m gonna discuss a bit of strategy.  It’s a general way of processing or viewing your salaries over there on the DK.  Take those salaries and divide them by 1,000.  That should give you some kind of decimal point.  For Kyle this week because he’s $5,400, that number would be 5.6.  Now take that decimal number and multiply it by 5.  For Orton, that gives you (5.6*5=) 28.  Casual players don’t do this which is why casual players let a start at home against an opponent who’ve given up the most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs on the year slide by.  To date, the Jets have given up 25 passing touchdowns to only 3 INT.  Oh and the last time Orton faced them?  He collected 4 of those TDs and zero of those INT, finishing with 26.12 DK points.  Now I’m not making the promise he’ll do that again but here’s a little dirty DK secret.  Those top tier QBs?  Yeah, they’re priced about 9K most weeks.  So for example, Aaron Rodgers is 9,900 this week.  That’s nice.  So for him to really reach a good value for you in a tourney, you either need (9.9*5=) 49.5 points from him – his highest point output this year is 39.6 – or you need to find values around him at much lower price tags that will go off.  Trust me, I’ve been there and it’s hard to do.  It’s much simpler to aim for a lower priced QB with a good matchup most weeks.  It’s just too hard to find that blend and be that handicapped at the skill positions most weeks to warrant such a thing.  I know, I know, none of this says Orton’s any good but was Austin Davis when he threw for 375 against the Eagles?  Yeah, not so much.  If given the opportunity to pay down at QB, most weeks follow Nike’s mantra and just do it.  All this to say, if you can’t tell, I’m strictly calling Orton a GPP only play this week.  Heck, he could get pulled at halftime after the kiss of death vote of confidence on Monday.  But it’s hard to imagine that happening so I’ll be rolling with him plenty.  But enough about neck beards, let’s get on with this.  Here are my red hot takes for the week 12 DK slate…

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Drew Brees, QB: $8,200 – BUT YOU JUST SAID…I know, I know, don’t pay up at QB.  But only if you can, should you.  Obviously matchups and situations will always matter, you just have to find a way to make it all work.  Brees hasn’t played all that well this year and just lost Brandin Cooks for what looks like 4-6 weeks.  Have I sold him on you yet?  Well, Baltimore is still dealing with a severely limited secondary so even though they’re coming off a bye, I don’t think they can fix what ails them that quickly.  Oh and if you’d like some more fun with numbers, go read this little ditty about his Prime Time Stats.  Monday Night Football, my friends.  As if you needed a better reason to watch.  You won’t get 5x numbers with him but many might be down on him at just the wrong time for a contrarian play.  GPP or cash

Mark Sanchez, QB: $6,800 – Yeah, I faded him last week and he still produced a good fantasy line with 20 points.  My fade was more about ownership than it was expectation and if anyone watched the game, you know the end stats were a lot of junk time.  Butt fumble reared his ugly…uh, rear again.  It was a tough matchup.  Tennessee is not.  Don’t feel dirty for starting Sanchez.  GPP or cash

Josh McCown, QB: $6,600 – He’s gonna get hyped out of the building this week for so many things.  Revenge game?  Check.  Chicago’s pass defense being more shreddable than wheat?  Double check.  All that said, I’m not against starting him, but I’d make sure the rest of my lineup is fairly contrarian if I’m playing in a tourney.  Send in the McCown.  GPP or cash

Brian Hoyer, QB: $5,900 – Flash is back!  Yeah, this will be another stack that is probably played everywhere.  I’ll just mention Josh Gordon is $6,300 here.  He’s gonna be like 45% owned in tourneys at that price.  Oh, and Hoyer isn’t really a destroyer but Atlanta houses the Failcons so at least you have a good reason to ruin your lineup stack these two.  GPP only

Zach Mettenberger, QB: $5,300 – And you thought my Orton call was dumb.  Well, welcome to Dumb and Dumber to!  Yeah, I haven’t seen it.  Don’t spoil it for me but…were there fart jokes?  I’m kidding, of course.  Speaking of fart jokes, I just told you to start Zach.  I must be full of crap!  In the end, you’re hoping for what you say from Sanchez in Green Bay: sloppy start which leads to a team playing from behind and throwing all day.  Hey, it’s happened plenty of times against Philly so far this year and given how bad Tennessee is, there’s a chance it happens again.  Besides, dat selfie game so strongGPP only

DeMarco Murray, RB: $8,500 – If you’re paying up at RB, you should probably take the guy who gets to face a team that’s given up 498 rushing yards and 5 TDs on 82 carries (which is a 6 ypc average, BTW) over their last two games.  Frank Gore had almost 100 yards on them.  Yes, the Frank Gore who had a sub-4 YPC average before heading to New York.  Fun part about playing DeMarco Polo with the Giants is that he’s always easy to find: he’s in the end zone!  GPP or cash

Marshawn Lynch, RB: $6,700 – Ah, that’s better.  Yeah, I said I didn’t want to pay up for that $8,200 price tag last week.  He did go over 100 yards rushing but didn’t offer much else.  Great day in real life but your DK lineup would’ve sagged a bit at the price he went for.  I’m here to say that anyone can be run on.  Anyone.  It just requires the right situation.  Seattle at home rushing the ball is the right situation in my book, which is where Lynch has scored all nine of his rushing TDs on the season.  You’re hoping for a worn down defense from Seattle jumping on the Cardinals out of the gate.  For his price and for that reason, he’s getting the tourney only tag for me.  GPP only

Rashad Jennings, RB: $5,100 – A week after throwing 5 INTs, do you think your coach will try and force the ground game a bit more?  Yeah, me too, especially when you consider the Cowboys give up the 6th most yards per carry on the year.  If Rashad can get close to his 22 touches from last week, I think you get a big game at a mint price.  Run roughshod, Jennings.  GPP or cash

Trent Richardson, RB: $4,900 – I just threw up in my mouth a little.  Then I looked at his name up here and threw up a lot.  Ugly thing is, Ahmad Bradshaw has a fractured fibula and is done for the year.  T-Rich split carries and touches with Ahmad all year and lost his spot in the red zone in passing downs.  Now he’ll basically see all of the volume Bradshaw did plus his own except for breather back situations.  It’s his chance to prove everyone wrong.  But he’ll probably prove everyone right yet again.  GPP only

Isaiah Crowell, RB: $3,800 – This is just me reserving a spot to talk about the Browns backfield.  This spot could be Terrance West.  Heck, maybe they trade with Carolina so they can get Chris Ogbonnaya back.  It’s that fluid from week to week, y’all.  In the end, if it’s clear cut, the matchup is tasty but really, we should all just stay away from it (if we even can).  GPP only

T.Y. Hilton, WR: $7,600 – You hate when a guy goes missing on a nationally televised game.  I mean honestly, how does that happen?  Hilllltonnnnn…where arrrre youuuuu.  I think after having a back of a milk carton week for fantasy purposes, Luck revs Hilton back up.  T.Y. says TY, Andrew.  GPP or cash

A.J. Green, WR: $7,300 – Based on price and matchup, A.J. is probably my favorite ‘pay up’ for the week at WR.  I’m all about that Green.  GPP or cash

Sammy Watkins, WR: $5,600 – Here’s the guy you probably wanna pair with Orton if you like they way I’m thinking.  But even if you don’t, Watkins should finally be healthy and has a matchup that he torched for 3/157/1 his last time out.  As Lil Jon would say: ‘WAT(kins)?  YEE-AHHH!’ GPP or cash

Jordan Matthews, WR: $5,500 – Ah, the price finally came up.  But my love for you is still strong, Jordan.  GPP or cash

John Brown, WR: $4,600 – Ain’t nobody playing a WR in Seattle.  NO ONE YOU HEAR ME.  Well, except me.  Yes, it’s an intimidating place to play and yes part deux, I’d fire up their defense against Stanton this week.  But a lot of small and fast wide outs have found success up in Seattle so far this year.  Odell Beckham had a good game there going 7 for 108 and we know that TY Hilton had his way in 2013 when the defense was better.  In the end, if you’re looking for a contrarian play that could net you 100 and a TD, well go with the kid with the boring name.  GPP only

Kenny Stills, WR: $4,200 – Yes, stacking Brees with Jimmy Graham is the smart route to go most weeks and I won’t deny it here either.  But in looking at the lost looks that Cooks was being given, I have to think that old man Colston isn’t going to see as much uptick – or give you as much upside – as Brandin’s replacement.  Be Stills my beating heart for you, Kenny.  GPP only

Justin Hunter, WR: $3,800 – I just hit myself for you, don’t worry.  I like it as much as you do but the reality is the Eagles give up plenty of fantasy points even when their defense scores a ton.  Case in point, the last time the Eagles brought a ‘gunslinger’ onto their home turf, they scored 23 DK fantasy points.  Meanwhile, they gave up 31 fantasy points to Austin Davis and 25.7 points to Brian Quick.  Not that you should but you could, theoretically, stack Mett and Hunter and the Eagles defense and hope for similar results.  Or you could admit yourself to the looney bin for ever having thought such a thing.  Yeah, I’ll be right back in a few months, you guys…GPP only

Allen Hurns, WR: $3,200 – Injury leads to opportunity leads to cash money.  Jacksonville has stayed committed to the run of late, which does limit the upside here but with an over/under of 50 and the likelihood that the Jags will be playing from behind, Allen in your flex if you’re financially tapped out makes a lot of sense.  Heck, maybe DK would be gracious enough to let you pay for him with gum.  GPP only

Rob Gronkowski, TE: $7,900 – No one will pay up for him or Graham after the respective weeks they had.  Ok, Gronk’s was better, there’s no doubt about that but it still wasn’t what people paid for.  When expectations aren’t met, people get angry.  Just ask my wife!  GPP or cash

Coby Fleener, TE: $5,200 – Allen should be out this week and he went for 7/144 last game.  Shouldn’t we be all over this like baby oil on Kim K’s backside in that Paper magazine?  The price is definitely nice and the situation is as well but you’ll surely see high ownership a week after the top two failed and a middling priced guy rose.  I’m fine with him in cash games as a block but I don’t see him replicating the numbers that have you giddy about him for week 12.  Cash only

Scott Chandler, TE: $3,000 – This is why I don’t blame you if you go Fleener.  It’s a sparse week in terms of good matchup vs expected upside vs price.  So many vs, where is the chorus?  Alright, alright, sing it with me: J-E-S-T, JEST JEST JEST!  They ain’t a stopper of no one.  Maybe Chandler remembers how to perform against someone besides the Patriots this week.  What, it could happen.  GPP only

Tony Moeaki, TE: $3,000 – Yeah, keep in tune with Seahawks news for this one.  Though he only got 23 snaps last week, it was a good sign that he outsnapped Luke Willson 23 to 17.  The ‘hawks tried to trade for a big TE when they were trying to get rid of Harvin but it never came to pass.  They may have found that man and if any of you know anything about me, it’s that I love that man.  LOVE HIM.  Yeah, you should probably just ignore this call altogether at this point.  GPP only

Philadelphia Eagles, DST, $3,400 – I really wanna pay up for them this week.  They average over one DST TD per game while playing at home in their 5 home games so far this year.  This is the kind of defense that can score you 30 points.  Going back to that math in the opening, 3.4 times 5 doesn’t equal 30 but with these kinds of teams, it could.  Take advantage.  GPP or cash

Indianapolis Colts, DST: $3,200 – Not the best home game after coming off a bye.  But then those Jags come to town and make everyone happy again.  It’s called ‘re-establishing yourself as the dominant team’.  It could be as big as trouncing a team at home after a loss or wiggling your butt in the couch to reformat the cushions to your tush’s liking.  Either way, there will be a showing of who’s the boss here.  GPP or cash

Denver Broncos, DST: $3,100 – Embarrassed and banged up on the road by the Rams isn’t the best way to come home.  Unless you like your team angry.  Very, very angry.  I like Tannehill.  I think he’s a decent QB overall but I don’t think this is a matchup that will make him look good by the end of the day.  Some turnovers are about to get served.  Delicious!  GPP or cash

  1. Zandy says:
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    sup man
    so in my 0.5 PPR league that I dont ask you guys much about…
    I have RB’s of: Foster, Jennings, Miller, Mason, CJ, Sims

    Would that be your rank order ROS? Trying to figure out who to try trade for WR help and who to keep for hopeful playoff run (Weeks 15 & 16)

    Also, what’s your CJ outlook ros, worried about hillman & ball return? is CJ the best sell high here?
    I typically play 2 rbs and flex 1
    thanks much
    ps. going to try the DK this week!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy:

      Nice, good luck this week in DK!

      CJ over all but Foster if he’s the lead back ROS which could happen. Hillman looked great as the lead back but is also undersized. They’d be better of with him as a change of pace back; Sproles-like would make a lot more sense. That said, CJ has to prove it and has time to do so. Montee did best as a finisher last year after defenses have worn down. I don’t think he’s good and not many do. It’s hard to say the Broncos stay committed to him unless they have to via injury.

      All that said, CJ is the sell there simply because he should return the biggest value. Moreno proved last year being the lead back in Denver is a good place to be.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks Sky that’s really helpful and I definitely agree with your points. As I look to move him, what should I look to be getting? WR2 with Wr1 upside ie.
        CJ for ODB or Evans straight up?

        my WRs are AndreJ, Wallace and Torrey
        do you think CJ + Wallace is enough for a Dez/Julio type stud?

        • Sky

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          @Zandy: Eyes of the beholder question and I can’t really answer it. Depends on the other team. You can try. I personally wouldn’t but I don’t like Wallace. You have to factor in their thoughts on the players involved and it’s just not something I can do.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: that’s fair, thanks will let you know

            just on the top part, is ODB or Evans or a Watkins enough of a haul for me to ship CJ straight?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I’d take any of those three.

  2. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Sky! You are good at writing these posts. Thank you.

  3. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, pick 1 (WR3) for week 12, non-ppr league;

    Andre Johnson (tough matchup vs Cincy)
    Sanu (Houston giving up quite a bit to WRs)
    or Keenan Allen (nice matchup v. STL)

    who do you go with? I have Andre Johnson in now… fantasy pros has him at 60%/40% over K Allen, quite a few experts seem to like him over Allen… (I did have Keenan in to begin the week but have since switched to Andre)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: Non-PPR, I’ll take the chance that Sanu finds the endzone. I think Cincy has a good week. Could be wrong but I do like them.

  4. Poo Poo Platter says:
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    Sky,

    I Need a bye week fill in this week in my 2qb league which of these choices is best – Shaun Hill, Ryan Mallett, or Bortles?

    Thanks

  5. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I like the Mett call at that dumpster dive price; I probably have him as a coin flip with Orton, so I’ll take the extra $100 and spend it elsewhere. Kid’s looked decent and will huck some deep balls.

    In a 0.5 PPR, I own CJ Anderson and Hillman. With the loss of Bradshaw, I’m probably starting a DEN RB from here on out (and I will be in the playoffs). Is Hillman worth holding, or you think he’s out another month? The drop would be for Latavius Murray (who I’ve owned in dynasty since last year–like the kid) or J. Thompson as Anderson’s backup.

    Same format, which handcuff would you rather stash–K. Davis or J. Randle? I don’t own Charles or Murray but have room for one of these guys as a flier and to potentially hose their owners.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Agree, just like the Orton call a bit more because he’s nicer to pair with regarding Watkins vs Hunter.

      Denver offense over Oakland offense for me, there. Raiders don’t know what the hell they’re doing at this point. WOuldn’t trust them to commit to Latavius.

      Knile

  6. Wilsonian says:
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    Couple questions for ya, my good man:

    1) Trying to get ahead of the game for this week. I’ve got 5 guys for 3 spots. Who get the starts:

    Denard
    CJ Anderson
    Edelman
    LaFell
    J.Matthews
    Wallace

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

    Denard has been solid since taking over the starting gig. Anderson looks to be the man for now in the Denver backfield. Matthews has looked like yet another stud rookie WR with Snatchez under center, so I can’t ignore the numbers he’s been putting up. I still like Edelman and LaFell, but I can’t trust NE. You never know who’s going to be the monster in that lineup. I do have Brady as my QB1, for what it’s worth. Wallace is just there. He pretty much sucks.

    2) Would you cut Sims and/or Wallace and/or Edelman for any of the following:

    Crowell
    Stills
    Smiff, Sr.
    T.Smith
    Britt

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

    And yes, I know I still have Edelman. I can’t just cut him as you never know what the Pats are going to do and he’s got much more upside than anyone else out there, at least in my opinion.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      1) After talking it out by yourself, do you really need my help? Denard/CJ/Matthews

      2) Cut Wallace for Crowell. I’m not gonna try and talk you out of Edelman at this point but let me know how many times you actually start him down the stretch and then realize why I said to cut him a bit ago. He was fun when he was an offensive focal point but the emergence of LaFell and the health of Gronk have put him on the Vereen level minus the ability to rush the ball. If you are willing to move off him, I’d take Stills.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: haha, yeah, I talked myself into Denard/CJ/Matthews.

        I do agree with you about Edelman. So you like Stills over him for the ROS now that Cooks is out? I’m going to make a play to deal him and Vereen for a solid RB upgrade and then I’ll snag Stills. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll dump him. Because you’re right, I won’t be playing him over Jones, Hilton, Matthews/LaFell/M.Bryant.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: what do you think about Vereen? I still think he has some value, even with the emergence of Gray. Would you want to drop him for any of those options?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: Gray is gonna break a lot of hearts this week. Bill just saw something he could exploit and took advantage. Colts were bringing the house trying to fluster Brady. It worked from time to time but Gray saw 40 carries, I think. No way he sees that volume again. Vereen is Edelman with the ability to rush, like I said. Don’t hate him but I would upgrade if I could. I think this is Stills coming out party with Colston underperforming. Can’t promise it will be this week but old loves die hard. Brees loves throwing to Colston and Marquess now really loves dropping them.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: I’m trying to package Vereen and Edelman for an upgrade at WR or RB. I’ve got a few offers out there. I’m in 1st place, but I’m needing to upgrade a little to try to lock down this win.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: thanks man, I appreciate the advice. I have too many Patriots, so I need to clear stock. Don’t know which one is going to explode at any given moment.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Wilsonian: It’s hard to predict but LaFell is the WR I’d want to own if I had one. Good luck!

                  • Jason Morgan says:
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                    @Sky: LaFell over Edelman?

  7. Stanman says:
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    If I give T.Y. Hilton and Brandon Marshall for Antonio brown and Marques Colston (who is in line for a few more targets now that cooks is out). Have I given too much?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Stanman: Waaaay too much. That’s a bad trade.

  8. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Ill be keeping my eye on Julius Thomas at $5300

    • CL says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Meejami is stingy against the TEs, no?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Three problems with that call for me.

      One, JT isn’t a high volume guy, he’s really just a redzone guy and the Dolphins have given up 4 TDs total this year to opposing TEs, 5.43 1/2 PPR fantasy points a game on the year to them, in fact.

      Two, JT is a very lucky man to be playing where he plays, i.e. he’s not really that good.

      Three, he’s dinged up.

      But of course he’s still Peyton led so if the whole league is off him and he’s healthy, you’ve got a nice contrary play.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Sky: Yea ill only be playing him in GPP.. for the reasons you stated above…also most likely no E.Sanders this week so that could help the targets

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: It’ll help the targets but really, he’s Mychal Rivera in a Broncos jersey. Not a compliment and Sanders doesn’t eat into his RZ targets. Either way, good luck!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Sky: yes but Mychal Rivera with Peyton…Not Carr

  9. CL says:
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    Sky: $2 H2H challenge sent. You know you want that $3.80!

    By the way, I never read this piece each until until AFTER I create a DK lineup or two.

    Sometimes, I’m pumped, sometimes I cry after reading it. You make grown men cry, Sky. I’m still playing with house money in DK, but not as much as I once had……………………………..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Can’t wait for that $3.80. That’s like a McMuffin and a coffee!

      I build a few mid-week myself and then intake from around the industry to formulate a full view. I really like the WR pricing this week. Lots of good options that are cheap. I read Evan Silva’s column as a final capper to the weekly research. He helps me hone in a bit on some guys to target but keep in mind he’s a FanDuel guy. It’s not whole PPR like DK so don’t take it at 100% face value

      Haha, in the end you should have a solid idea of what you want. The outside views should only affect yours if the analysis is a bit more of a dig down than you had originally been able to draw up. Keep grinding, man, and make sure to play plenty of 50/50 and H2H to keep the nest egg warm.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: I read the rotoworld stuff too. You guys and them and that’s it for me. I’m not going to divulge my weekly sausage making process, but what you say is a nice confirmation that I may be doing just fine or at least, the best that I can do. I mean, I do have a day job.

        Good luck out there, except for when you play me this weekend.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CL: Haha, I have one too, trust me! Just need to win the milly to fix that problem, though…good luck to you too!

  10. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Traded my Cobb for T.Y. Hilton and his 1st round and two 2nd round draft picks in next seasons draft in my Dynasty League *Pats self on back*

    • CL says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: That will be allowed by commish?!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @CL: i made that deal with the commish…we dont veto trades in this league anyway.

        • CL says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: That’s good. That’s how I run my one league. Vetos are for jealous owners. Good trade for you, and that guy hopefully filed a police report when he woke up this morning.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @CL: Ha

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @CL: It was consensual a swear!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Disgustingly good for you, my friend.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: preying on the morons. classic fantasy football move. You should throw in a helmet so he doesn’t hurt himself

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha…he actually sent me the offer too…couldnt hit accept fast enough…he goes by the name of Fantasy King LOL

  11. Jpburgh says:
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    12 team standard keeper league. Give written and gore, get miller and Rudolph?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jpburgh: getting younger for two fading stars in a keeper? Makes sense to me.

  12. Elliott says:
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    In a standard 12-team league, who is a better FLEX: Bernard if he plays or Tate on (possibly) Revis Island?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Elliott: Tate, but I don’t think either have huge upside this week.

  13. Snarf says:
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    Who gets the start. All or nothing week.

    Ivory/Matthews for rb

    Sf/Phil for def

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Snarf: Mathews/Eagles

  14. Snarf says:
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    Who to start?

    Ivory/Matthews for rb

    Sf/Phil for def

    H2h and in must win mode for playoffs

    • Snarf says:
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      @Snarf:

      Please delete. Apologies for double post. Wifi sux here

  15. friar says:
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    I’ve been offered Golden Tate and Kelvin Benjamin for Giovani Bernard. It feels like a huge steal, but a part of me is reluctant to make the move since it will break up what is currently the most dominant 1-2-3 RB punch in our league (Charles, L. Bell, Bernard/Hill), who I play at my 2 RB spots and flex.

    Should I make the move? non-ppr.

    RB: Charles, L. Bell, Bernard, Hill, Mathews
    WR: Calvin, Dez, Harvin, A. Johnson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @friar: You don’t need those two but I’d personally make the move, change my Flex to whoever has the best matchup at WR for the week.

  16. Heraldo says:
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    Couple trades, I’d appreciate your thoughts on:
    Looking for a QB-upgrade (after losing Carson Palmer)
    Picked up RG3 and Josh McCown. Trying to flip one or more of WR’s for the upgrade.

    Current Offers for QB:
    Receive: Drew Brees — Send: Julio Jones
    Receive: Tom Brady — Send: Julio Jones and Mike Wallace
    Receive: Peyton Manning — Send: Julio Jones and Alshon Jeffery

    Also, trying other positional upgrades (would make a smaller QB trade if I go this route – likely Romo)

    Other offers:
    Receive: Le’veon Bell — Send: Andre Ellington and Alshon Jeffery
    Receive: Demaryius Thomas — Send: Julio Jones and Alshon Jeffery
    Receive: Rob Gronkowski — Send: Julio Jones and Travis Kelce

    I apologize for the shear volume of text and number of trades, but I would appreciate your opinion on what you think would improve my team most. Thanks.

    10 Team, Redraft, Non-PPR, QB-4pts
    QB: Josh McCown
    RB: Jamaal Charles
    RB/WR: Andre Ellington/Jeremy Hill
    WR: Antonio Brown
    WR: Julio Jones
    WR/TE: Alshon Jeffery/Josh Gordon/Mike Wallace
    TE: Travis Kelce

    Bench: Knile Davis, Roddy White, RG3

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Heraldo: You’re better off playing QB carousel. Not sure why you wouldn’t in a 10 team league.

  17. Jack says:
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    1. Week 12 – K. Allen, J. Brown, R. Randle, or Michael Floyd
    2. Week 12 – Bills or Eagles D
    3. Week 12 – Flex – A. Morris or R. Mathews
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack:

      1. PPR: Allen, standard: Brown

      2. Eagles

      3. Mathews

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 PPR, start 2RB, 2WR, 1 W/R/T, should make playoffs easily and seed doesn’t matter much.

    QB – Wilson, Griffin
    RB – Forsett, CJ Anderson/Hillman, Mason, Hill, K. Davis
    WR – Dez, Benjamin, Roddy
    TE – Gronk, Gates

    1. Drop Griffin for McCown?
    2. Trade Gates for Beckham, Hopkins or AJ? How would you rank those 3?
    3. Give Davis to the Charles owner (whose team I’d consider one of the top 3) for J. Bell?
    4. Which DST do you want wks 14-15: KC (@Ari, Oak), GB (Atl, @Buf) or STL (@Was, Ari)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson:

      1. Sure

      2. Beckham, you already ranked them

      3. Sure

      4. GB

  19. Bert Macklin says:
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    Sup Sky!

    I have Kelvin on bye in my 14 man, .5 ppr league. Should I play Kenny Britt @ SD or Michael Floyd @ Seattle? The waiver wire prospects are pretty grim (Caldwell, Gabriel, Douglas).

    Thanks in advance!

  20. Jason Morgan says:
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    Trade Roddy White and Giovani Bernard for Arian Foster?

    How about Bernard, McKinnon and White for Lacy? Too much?

    And lastly Bernard and McKinnon for Ellington?

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @Sky: PPR

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Trade Roddy White and Giovani Bernard for Arian Foster? – Sure

          How about Bernard, McKinnon and White for Lacy? Too much? – Nah

          And lastly Bernard and McKinnon for Ellington? – Sure

          • Jason Morgan says:
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            @Sky: Is that “Nah” directed at the trade or the “too much” comment.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I wouldn’t make that trade

  21. Jason Morgan says:
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    Rest of season PPR: Roddy White or Edelman?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Roddy

  22. J-FOH says:
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    I spit my coffee out from laughing so hard at the Lil John drop.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Was it good coffee? I hate seeing it go to waste if it was.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: you’re a good Oregonian.

        It was a Peet’s K-cup

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, you’re fine. One of the few times I’ll tell you it’s ok to spit it out.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I like Peet’s. for a convienant K cup it works for me

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha, I’m kidding of course. Nothing wrong with Peet’s but as you know, Dutch4Life

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: I need a Dutch down by me. It’s such a great spot with low overhead. How can we get investors? In a place that is defined by the car culture how do we not have this?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  There’s your new direction in life: become a franchise owner! Tell Grey he has forever free coffee there, I’m sure he’ll kick in.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I can name the drinks after glossary terms. The Sparky Anklebiter is a double espresso served in a very small cup with a spicy chili chocolate infused syrup added and a passion fruit flavored whipped cream for the top.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You might have to take that up with corporate.

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: fine, I will open a chain called Razzbucks

  23. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team .5 ppr league. Currently 8-3 in 1st place. Just got offered Antonio Brown Andre Ellington Keenan Allen for Golden Tate Julius Thomas Kelvin Benjamin. Should I take this deal or keep what I have?

    This is my team btw

    Qb Matthew Stafford
    Wr Jordy Nelson
    Wr Kelvin Benjamin
    Rb Lesean McCoy
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Te Julius Thomas
    Wr/rb/TE golden tate
    Bn Michael Floyd
    Bn Joseph randle
    Bn fred jackson
    Bn tom brady
    Bn travis kelce
    Bn josh gordon
    Bb Tre Mason

    Def cardinals

    K steven haushka

    • pipa says:
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      @Ryan: take the deal!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a trade your team needs. Losing JT would hurt you long term at TE. He may not be Gronk or Graham but he has a much higher floor than Kelce most weeks.

  24. pipa says:
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    Vereen or Crabtree in my Flex? Non PPR league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vereen

  25. Zandy says:
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    sorry sky – i think you missed my follow up above
    is ODB or Evans or a Watkins enough of a haul for me to ship CJ straight up?
    Also do you like Alshon significantly more than those guys or just slightly more?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Slightly

  26. Dom B says:
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    Flex Roddy white or f jax also is Ben Tate a must add on Vikings?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Roddy and no

  27. Toby says:
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    Jonas or Sims for an RB2 this week? standard non ppr league

    Thanks Sky.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Sims

  28. Dom B says:
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    Better QB backup ROS Colin Kapernick or Big Ben

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ben

  29. John Rubino says:
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    I’m curious – why did you multiply by 5? The whole dividing by 1k makes perfect sense to me, but I can’t figure out where you came up with that.

    BTW, this is my first time commenting on your posts – but I’ve been reading for the past several weeks (aka since the day Yahoo paid out for the baseball leagues and I dumped my winnings in DK). Really good stuff man.

  30. the imp says:
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    Yo Sky,
    The squad is 8-3 and likely in the playoffs, but filled with fringe WR2/3 and RB2 options that worry me. I just cut the cord with Adrian who was my upside hold at RB4, but otherwise I have failed to gather upside stashes behind my 3 clear studs. (Our waivers reset each week based on reverse record, so I have a hard time getting any of the hot pickups or even the clearest DST streamers without making preemptive moves).

    So, if I’m looking to create roster space for upside or a planning ahead DST, who would you see as most expendable from this 1Q/2R/3W/no flex PPR team?

    Forte/Mason/JBell/RMathews
    ABrown/Wallace/Allen/VJax/Decker

    Obviously, Forte and Brown are every week starters. Mason has two good matchups and 2 bad ones that are covered by JBell’s schedule, so I’ve got Mathews ranked below Mason and JBell ROS. I don’t love any of the WR behind Brown, but I’m guessing one of those guys is the one that is least likely to help me out down the stretch.

  31. Dom B says:
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    Sorry about that won’t do it anymore

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll hold you to that. We’re good.

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