How much do I love a cheap QB? Let me count the ways…hrm, let’s not. I have about $6,300 worth of words built up here and I don’t think even with as long winded as I am I could get this all done by Wednesday morning. There are some things I typically appreciate over on DraftKings. One of these things is easily bye weeks. Not sure what the algorithm is that DK uses but for some reason it seems to spit guys coming off buy weeks out much cheaper than they should be. Unless they’re a Patriot and no I’m not referring to Mel Gibson’s American version of Braveheart there (we’ll get to that later…the football stuff not Mel Gibson, sugar tits).  In the end, bye weeks tend to underprice guys.  Is it a ‘what have you done for me lately’ thing?  Is it a glitch in the Matrix?  Did someone simply divide by zero?  Who knows.  All I know is that Tampa Bay is Tampa Bad, giving up the third most passing TDs and allow a 68% completion rate to them on the year.  With Robert Griffin III at home and coming off a bye with a reasonable week in his back pocket from week 9 (250/1/1 with 34 rushing yards), I could see him having a strong week 11.  Passing for 300 with 2 to 3 TDs wouldn’t be out of the question in my book, although game flow will largely dictate that as they’re a full touchdown favorite this week.  The likelihood of him going nuts is pretty minimal so I’d simply say he’s a nice cash game play unless he helps you build a monster GPP roster for the week.  Deploy as needed.  But enough RG3, let’s get on with what else there is to see.  Here’s my red hot takes for the week 11 DK slate…

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Tom Brady, QB: $9,800 – If I’m paying up at QB, Brady is my bae.  In fact, I might just call him Tom Baedy for this week.  In my opinion, it makes it hard to pay up at the skill positions this week to get what you need.  It becomes really hard when you try and do what you should do: pair him with Rob Gronkowski at $7,900.  Don’t worry, we’ll bargain hunt together later.  If you wanna save some bucks and go down to A-Rod, I can’t argue it.  Just doubt many people missed his 6 TDs in one half thing he did during primetime television.  As TLC once taught me, don’t go chasing waterfalls…or guys who score big in prime time the week prior.  That was on the B-side.  GPP or cash

Philip Rivers, QB: $6,800 – There are a lot of QBs priced in the high to mid-$6K for this week who make it easier to build a roster than paying up for Bae…I mean Brady.  Rivers happens to be that guy.  The Vegas spread makes me hesitant to lean heavy on Rivers for tourneys simply because the Chargers are built very much like the Cowboys: they want to manage the clock which typically means melt it by running the ball and I doubt they have a problem doing so.  As it is, Rivers has only cleared 30 points once this year and it was just barely (30.08 in week 4).  It’s good to note he did score over 28 last time he faced the Raiders.  Let’s just call him a cash game only play and move along.

Josh McCown, QB: $6,500 – Sure, he’s terrible.  But you wanna know what else is terrible and easy to throw against for a guy who has talent like VJax and Evans on the outside?  Those crazy kids in Washington.  Though they’re stout against the run, Washington has given up 19 TDs to only 5 INTs on the year.  Considering TB is on the road and will probably have to throw, I wouldn’t mind getting down with McCown.  GPP only

Colin Kaepernick, QB: $6,400 – If you want a blueprint for what I think you can expect from Kap, go look at RW3’s 24.6 DK points against the Giants in week 10 when he rushed for over 100 yards and a TD.  If SF does what they should, the ball should never have to be thrown and we all know Kap can run…if they let him.  Coming off a huge win last week in New Orleans against a decimated defense in the Giants who can’t stop the run, some bicep kisses could be in short order this week.  GPP or cash

Teddy Bridgewater, QB: $5,900 – Oh yes, Teddy B is fresh and free.  Coming off a bye week and going against the Bears secondary, I’m going to have a hard time not building a Bridgewater lineup.  I’m also going to have a hard time not rostering Chase Ford ($3,500) or Kyle Rudolph ($3,600) when I do it.  Not only because the Bears can’t stop opposing TEs but because Bridgewater is in ‘TE binky’ stage.  Hopefully he grows out of it but until them, just make sure and bring the pacifier to your lineup.  GPP only

LeSean McCoy, RB: $6,400 – Until he’s priced above $7K, I ain’t quitting this man.  Same song and dance here.  Underpriced stud who can easily give you 5x his salary in terms of points.  That would be 32 points, BTW.  BTW part deux, you probably don’t know that Green Bay can be run on because so many teams play from behind against them but they give up 4.6 yards per carry.  BTW part Tre (not Mason), we know Chip won’t abandon the run game as the RB formerly known as Shady hasn’t seen less than 20 carries in a game since week 4…until Monday night of course.  This one could be setting up to be a ‘I’ll never play shady again’ kinda night after being over 50% owned in the big milly maker tourney.  If he goes off, you go off.  Maybe even in your pants.  GPP or cash

Mark Ingram, RB: $6,200 – If you wanna pivot off of the LeSean train, I’d go after this caboose.  Mark has three straight 100 yard rushing games and the Bengals will doubtfully stop that trend.  People would be talking about him more if he’d just reached the endzone last week.  But I dare say 27/120 on the ground and 3/19 through the air against the 49ers is perty impressive.  GPP or cash

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB: $5,700 – We haven’t talked Vegas lines much but lemme loop you in.  The highest O/U on the week belongs to the NE@IND matchup with a 57 1/2 spread.  Let me loop you in on another thing.  The Pats have given up the third most receptions and the most receiving TDs to opposing RBs this year.  Actually that was two loops so let me give you a fourth: Bradshaw has 6 receiving TDs on the year.  Normally I’d write Bradshaw off as a cash game only but with so many points to be scored and New England having a solid defense all around, I don’t see the Colts letting up on his usage like they normally would.  If there was ever a week for Bradshaw to touch the ball 25 times, this would be the one.  GPP or cash

C.J. Anderson, RB: $4,800 – Denver says CJ will start but will probably go with the hot hand.  The second part of that first sentence is my thoughts on the matter.  My second thought on the first matter is that CJ looked good.  But wait a second, what does it matter what my thoughts are in the first place?  Exactly.  Wait, what?  He could be a tourney taker or heart breaker but if you’re trying to price in some good wideouts, he is probably the way to go. GPP only

Rashad Jennings, RB: $4,700 – Pray with me.  Pray that Rashad is healthy enough to play and that the coaches give him 20+ touches.  Without Patrick Willis manning the middle, Ingram rolled for the line up above.  I’m all over this like a mustache on Tom Selleck if he’s 100% a go.  GPP only

Frank Gore, RB: $4,500 – Better talk to your dentist, this ones got caveats.  Caveat one, I can’t say for sure that San Fran commits to the ground game like they did last Sunday where Gore got 23 carries.  Caveat two, I also can’t say that Gore will get as many carries as 23 if they do seeing as Carlos Hyde has been a great go-to when he’s been in.  The final caveat is that this could turn into a laugher, one in which Gore sits early.  In the end, my thoughts on this are simple: the Giants give up 5 yards per attempt on the ground, easily the worst in the league.  If Gore gets two touchdowns instead of one and averages 5 yards a carry and gets those 23 carries gain…26.5 DK points.  Not safe but could be a tourney changer.  GPP only

Terrance West, RB: $4,400 – A little bird told me (ok, that bird was this guy on twitter) that West has 41 carries for 142 yards over the last two weeks.  I still think Crowell is the answer long term but in the short term, I won’t fight the trend.  It’s hard to buy into the Browns backfield from week to week but we might be seeing the emergence of a lead back here.  Until they change their mind again, of course.  GPP only

Jonathan Stewart, RB: $3,400 – Yes, we’re talking bottom of the barrel here.  The only reason I’m suggesting J-Stew is that he outran D-Will on Monday night.  Keep your ears peeled over the course of the week to see if Carolina commits to him.  If he could muster 20 carries and a few catches against the Falcons, a 20+ point day isn’t that far-fetched.  GPP only

Demaryius Thomas, WR: $8,600 – DT has zero touchdowns in the last 3 weeks.  OJ went two weeks without scoring and Peyton said he ‘had to get his guy going’.  Low and behold, he scored 2 TDs in week 10.  It’s borderline not fair when Peyton throws the ball but if you can price Demaryius in this week, enjoy cheating.  I got no stats to say this but I think he’s about to go off.  #Analysis GPP or cash

Jordy Nelson, WR: $7,700 – Hello, my name is Jordy and I only saw a $100 price bump after scoring over 30 DK points.  Hi Jordy!  He’ll probably be facing Cary Williams a bunch and…well…I don’t have the gold package over on Pro Football Focus.  Let’s just say he’s not in the upper tier of CBs and leave it at that.  GPP or cash

DeSean Jackson, WR: $7,300 – If you’re thinking RGIII is your boo this week, then you’ll want the guy who went for 4/120/1 the last time out with him.  DJax is DMan in Washington at this point.  Sorry, Frenchie Garcon.  GPP or cash

Julio Jones, WR: $7,000 – Probably gets Antoine Cason for most of the game and road games are usually where Julio shines.  Carolina as a team is just a mess and they give up plenty to opposing wideouts and QBs combined.  I’m not pressing for Ryan simply because his home/road splits tell me not to get too crazy here but you wouldn’t be a foolio rolling with Julio this week.  GPP or cash

Greg Jennings, WR: $5,000 – If you really, really, REALLY believe in Teddy-B, Jennings has been the more consistent albeit boring target in the passing game compared to Cordarrelle.  The big thing is, we all know the Bears are trending in the wrong direction so a big game from Greg wouldn’t surprise me, I just wouldn’t count on it.  Speaking of C-Pat, he’s only $3,800 this week.  He could make or break a big tourney lineup, as we all know.  As we also all know, there’s a reason he’s only $3,800.  GPP or cash

Jordan Matthews, WR: $4,500 – Oh sure, DK, THIS is the guy who doesn’t see a price bump this week from the Monday game.  I see how it is.  If he helps you make your lineup work, I don’t mind going back to the well here.  It’s clear Sanchez will heavily target him and his price isn’t prohibitive.  Which is the main reason he’ll be overowned.  Best be contrary as all get out if you go with him in a tourney.  GPP or cash.

Pierre Garcon, WR: $4,000 – Don’t get me wrong, DJax should get his but given that the Buccs are prone to hang back in cover defense, some PPR goodness from Pierre wouldn’t surprise me.  If everyone is calling for DJax, the waiter could be the one who delivers…just watch out for the pubic hair in your soup.  GPP only

Jared Cook, TE: $3,500 – Look, Jimmy Graham is good and I’ve already mentioned Gronk.  I’m paying up when and where I can so what more you want here?  I’m bargain shopping for you!  It’s the lone area in that Denver defense that can be hurt and Cook is for all intents and purposes a great physical specimen.  Unfortch, he could get them down to the 3 and lose the TD to Kendricks because Jeff Fisher hates fantasy.  I don’t see myself rostering Cook unless I hear news that Lance has been suspended and even then, I’ll still have to wonder if Cory Harkey has a 2 TD game.  But all this to say, a 70 yard day with a TD isn’t out of the question here.  GPP only

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE: $3,500 – I’m probably gonna have a TE in my flex this week for tourney time and if the Ford vs Rudolph debate isn’t cleared via practice this week, it’ll probably be ASJ there.  Washington ranks near the bottom at defending opposing TEs on the year and have given up the 5th most TDs to them on the year behind teams like the Jets and Cowboys who are just now seeing their bye weeks.  In other words, you could have a 2 TD game for 3.5K.  That’s how you cash, bros.  GPP only

Detroit Lions, DST: $3,400 – With Palmer going down for the season, picking on the Cardinals is gonna become a thing.  In three starts this year, Drew Stanton completed less than 50% of his passes in two and his ‘high watermark’ was 54.5%.  Ignore the ‘zero INTs’ stat here and realize you don’t miss over half your wide outs and get away with a 3:0 TD to INT ratio for long.  GPP or cash

Denver Broncos, DST: $3,000 – If I’m not paying up for the Lions, I’m gonna pass on all the 3K+ types and go straight to Denver.  Great defense on all points of the ball – excluding TE, of course – and gets a QB that gave the Cardinals DK fantasy points last week.  And FWIW, I would consider the Vikings if their price point wasn’t exactly the same here.  GPP or cash

New Orleans Saints, DST: $2,900 – Andy Dalton on TNF was like trying to watch Keanu Reeves in a movie where he couldn’t play Bill Preston.  Seriously, think of any movie by him.  His best roles are the ones where he doesn’t know WTF is going on and gets to ‘Woah’ face everyone.  But more to the point, an 8:9 TD to INT ratio isn’t the best of things to have and Dalton was already a shaky play on the road last year.  Fantasy motto for Defense: you don’t have to be good to have a good week.  I’m only on this one if I need that extra $100 to take away from my Broncos play.  GPP only

Fades Of The Week

Marshawn Lynch, RB: $8,200 – Lynch on the road is a different Beast Mode entirely; it’s more like hello kitty, if we’re being honest.  It also doesn’t help that KC is a clock killer and the Seahawks offense isn’t the smoothest of things.  I won’t be looking Lynch’s way after such a huge outburst and because he’s on the road.  Save the Skittles for when he gets back home.

Mark Sanchez, QB: $5,900 – You just had a cheap QB on primetime go for over 300 with 2 TDs and he was the QB for the milly maker team.  You can’t get much more hyped than that.  The needle barely moved on his price heading into week 12 so there should be absolutely zero reason to fade him, right?  Well, besides ridiculously high ownership, you’re also dealing with some reality here.  The Panthers are a bad team all around this year and yet Sanchez still completed just 54% of his passes.  That’s not an impressive threshold to reach.  That’s a lower completion percentage than Mike Glennon, EJ Manuel, and *DUN DUN DUN* Geno Smith.  I’m not saying he can’t be productive but I still think he’s a situational QB and heading to Green Bay is not a situation I want to be involved with.

Travis Kelce, TE: $4,000 – Everyone knows what he can do…well except maybe Andy Reid.  Did he fall asleep in a bucket of extra crispy KC when Travis did his best Gronk impersonation on the Pats?  Methinks so.  He’s not involved in the passing game enough and that passing game averages a measly 30 attempts per game.  That’s Cleveland Browns territory of passing attempts, BTW.  That’s no bueno for a guy that looks very much like a value trap to me on Sunday since everyone and their mudder will be seeing the numbers against Seattle on the year with TEs.

  1. Dom B says:
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    Would trade odell Beckham Jr. for Lamar Miller and Golden Tate in a league with 1 flex two WR two rb

    My roster

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

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: You’re not really representing this information well when you say there’s a flex spot and don’t actually put it as part of your roster. Overall, no I see zero reason to trade ODB

      • Nick says:
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        @Sky: LoL, this guy…geez if Dom could post more duplicate questions across all the RazzBall posters, the answer might be different!

        For the record, DONT CARRY 2 DEFENSES in fantasy football!

  2. scott steelers says:
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    Gotta pick 2. Either 2 WRs or 1 wr and 1 rb. Half ppr. Watkins, J Matthews, K Allen, Mckinnon, T West… initially was thinking matthews with good chance for shootout, and Allen. Mia D kinda scares me away from Sammy.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m more worried that Watkins isn’t at full health. Think it kinda showed last week he wasn’t. Matthews/West

  3. Zandy says:
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    Sup sky. Can use your help in must win sitch
    std league
    RB: McK, Ingram, Mason, Sims, Gray
    WR: AndreJ, Wallace, Mike Flloyd, Wright, Hawkins

    Drop any for: John Brown, Davante Adams, Hyde, Devonta, Bryce, Theo

    Also Would you be trying to trade Gray for a Jordan Matthews or Patterson?

    • Sky

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      Not seeing a move for you there

      You don’t really have the RB depth to make such a trade. Plus I doubt you get the WR who just went for 2 TDs and 138 yards but it would be cool if you could.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: who are you flexing this week out of that crew? Mike floyd? mason?

        left off that I also have brit – feel any better about him with shaun hill starting over austin?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: Floyd for me; Stanton changes his upside a bit.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: thanks man
            heres my dilemma and let me know if it’s getting too cute
            trade deadline is friday
            Wallace plays thurs, trade wont clear until the weekend
            i’m in must win territory 4-6 in a 12 teamer with 6 making the playoffs
            do i look to trade wallace for someones comparable bench receiver so that i can start wallace thurs and the guy i trade for on sunday?
            example Wallace Sims for DJax

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Zandy: I wouldn’t call DJax comparable at this point. I wouldn’t give you him for that package. That said, if you can do it, go for it.

  4. Nick says:
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    Struggling with my core lineup this week Sky, in a 10-team non-ppr I have the following roster set;

    QB-Rodgers
    RB- Ingram & McKinnon
    WR- Cobb, K Allen, ODB
    Flex-M Bryant
    bench: R Jennings, R Matthews, Sanu & A Johnson

    I know it comes down to how Jennings & Matthews return from injury, but if either are 100%, they might be better options than McK at RB2 or Bryant at flex, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah

  5. Ryno says:
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    Sky

    For the playoffs would you pickup Randle or Hyde (and you have the roster space)?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      WR vs RB. Kinda depends on what your team needs depth in.

  6. Bryan says:
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    Would you trade Mccoy to get Ingram? Ingram has one of the best remaining schedules for Rbs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

  7. Clint says:
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    No love for Alf this week? Gotta decide between him, Cobb, and Hilton at my ppr flex for this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s easier to throw on TB than to run on them (3.8 ypc against all year). With it being a full PPR site, I have a hard time rostering Alf unless it’s the best matchup for him.

  8. CL says:
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    DraftKings link above to Razzball league doesn’t work?

    Anywho, I will not be playing Shady this week, so feel free to go off, Shady. You know you will.

    :OP

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, well I rejiggered it. Let me know if it still doesn’t work.

      Yeah, that’s what I’m kinda hoping with Shady. He had run the ball really well of late until that dud.

      BTW, saw your H2H invite but I don’t play the $5 ones. I think I might have mentioned that before. H2H is for $2 fun stuff. I play a lot of tourneys, gotta keep my cash free.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: Yup, all good now. I hear ya about the H2H. By the way, there’s a free roll league open this weekend in DK if you want to spread the word to get peeps in!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CL: It’s a bit screwy. It won’t let you import a lineup which is silly. I tried 10 times yesterday, thought it was an error on my end. Turns out you have to actually build a lineup. You can’t import any you’ve built. Pretty silly. But yes, I’m in now.

          • CL says:
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            @Sky: I didn’t have that issue because it was the first lineup I built this week. I also just noticed that if you win any money from the free roll, you must “launder it” through other games before withdrawing. Boooo.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              haha, but of course!

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    Already secured a Playoff spot, so I’m really trying to build the best bench I possibly can for the stretch run.

    Who’s the odd man out:

    Smith, Sr.
    CJ Anderson
    Jordan Matthews

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Smiff

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: kind of my thinking. Thanks, Mr. Sky, sir…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, Mr. Wilsonian

  10. Joe says:
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    Julio Jones, Alshon Jeffery, Golden Tate, O’Dell Beckham, Desean Jackson. Pick three to start this weekend, pretty please and thank you!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Julio, DJax, Tate

  11. HappyHarry says:
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    Great write-up as always… Help me out, 12 team,PPR
    QB – who do I start Cutler or Wilson, or try to p/u Sanchez?
    RB – #2 Gio or Joique Bell
    WR – #3 VJax or Beckham….Thanks Man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      QB – not sure what ‘p/u’ means. Wilson should be fine, I think he’ll throw plenty.
      RB – Haven’t seen any reports Gio is ready to play this week. Bell
      WR – Beckham

      • HappyHarry says:
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        pick up Sanchez and start or start Wilson

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, gotcha. I’d roll with Wilson there, though it’s closer than most would think at this point, IMHO.

  12. Joe says:
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    Thinking about accepting this trade, just wanted to see what someone else thought. It’s a 12 team .5 PPR keeper league. We can keep 0, 1 or 2 guys each year and we lose draft picks depending on where the player was drafted and how many times they’ve been held. I’m 3-5-1 in ninth place and am a long shot to make the playoffs (6th place team is 5-5).

    I’d be sending Charles, Cobb, 6th and 8th round picks for 1st, 5th and DeAndre Hopkins. Charles would be a first round keeper, Cobb a second and Hopkins a seventh. The other owner wouldn’t be able to keep Charles next year and the trade would also force him to throw back DeMarco Murray so the two of them would at least be available, although they’ll probably be gone by the time I pick.

    My team is: Romo, RG3, Cobb, Jeffery, Wayne, Hunter, Torrey Smith, Charles, Sims, Hill, Gronk, Ertz and Britt.

    If I made the deal I’d probably keep Gronk (3rd) and Hopkins (7th). If I didn’t make the deal I’d probably keep Charles (1st) and Gronk (3rd). Giving up Charles worth it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Joe: If both of the best players won’t be available to you in the draft, I don’t honestly see this as a good trade for you.

  13. Jack says:
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    1. QB this week and ROS – Cam, Smith, Dalton, McCown, Stanton
    2. Flex this week – K. Benjamin or A. Morris
    3. Pick 1 RB for this week – J. Gray, C. Sims, C.J. Anderson, P. Thomas
    Thanks!

    • Jack says:
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      All PPR, btw.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        1. I wouldn’t be talking ROS. If all those guys are available, you don’t need to make that choice. Just stream. McCown this week
        2. Benjamin
        3. Anderson

  14. Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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    PPR. start 2 RB/ 3 WR/ 1 TE no flex.
    romo/cutler
    ingram/mathews/vereen/miller/hill
    julio/wayne/cooks/garcon/m.bryant/gordon (RES stash, nfl.com league)
    jimmy g
    walsh (picked up dropping RB #6 sankey for one week, bailey is pretty damn good)/bailey
    MIA D
    got offered roughshod for gordon. i’m 6-4 but my conference is so bad i’ll make playoffs almost certainly. Most of the good teams are in other conference (i’m 6th best team but am 3rd in my conference, and 5th-6th are truly awful. 4 per conference make playoffs) so i need best team in weeks 14-16 much more than weeks 11-13. i appear to already have 2-3 guys around roughshod’s value range (miller/mathews/vereen/hill (when starting), and one better (ingram). i’m guessing this is a no, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d rather see what you have in Gordon. It’s a passing league now and as much as people say CLE won’t be passing the ball, they kinda don’t have much of a choice right now not to just run it. Julio/Gordon/Cooks/Bryant could be a heavy combo for the playoffs.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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        @Sky: yeah, and i just got cooks/bryant in last 3 weeks, bryant after his first good game, cooks came in trade for reed (who i waivered right after jimmy G got hurt, and no longer needed at all)

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nice. As you know, I’m a Roughshod fan, you just aren’t built to need him nor do you want to mess with a potentially lethal 1/2/3 WR set up.

  15. abe says:
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    hey sky,
    brutal qb luck this year – traded kaep only to have foles and then palmer both go down for the year. i am deciding between going with mccown (have alreaady picked him up) or trading ingram for rg3 and alshon jeffery. the trade would leave me pretty thin at rb and i’m afraid ingram could be a monster ROS and leave me regretting it. my other rbs are demarco, lamar miller, reggie bush, branden oliver. i have antonio brown and vjax at wr (2 wr league) — alshon would probably be in the flex. 14 team league non ppr. thanks man

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ooph, that is rough. Sorry to hear that, my man. I’d go with McCown for now. No other streaming options?

      • abe says:
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        @Sky: yeah that’s what i thought – it’s just tough for me to accept that josh mccown is my only quarterback. because it’s 14 teams there aren’t too many on the wire – alex smith, bridgewater, bortles, carr etc.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @abe: That’s not a bad streaming crop. It’s not a perfect situation but you can make it work if the rest of your team is solid

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @abe: in 14 team league with 1 super flex i had foles/hoyer/palmer and was a top 3 team, even with one owner having rodgers/luck, since my non-QB players are best in the league. now owners are trying to extort big pieces for QB’s of Sanchize’s level and much worse (stanton/carr). Even while Sanchize has more value to me as Foles owner in case somehow next year he gets Foles’ job, i’m still not being extorted, it’s not as if Sanchize/Hoyer i have same chance at winning this year as with Palmer/Foles anyway. this is dynasty too, so i’m not giving up any of green/dez/j.thomas/peterson/ellington. i would be willing to move cooks/g.tate/bradshaw, but nobody seems to believe what bradshaw’s doing (9th ranked RB per game this year in our league’s settings), and everybody thinks tate will suck with megatron back, even though he didn’t at all last week.

  16. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in that vein, with that roster, is Sanchize and Forsett for Peterson fair enough for future value as an owner with this roster: (only 15 yards receiving/rushing per pt, and 20 throwing yards per pt, non-PPR, very TD heavy league, 1 regular flex/1 super flex/2 RB/ 2 WR/ 1 TE). I don’t like Forsett’s future value much, and if peterson plays he’d give me possibly better chance at championship than Sanchize would in super flex maybe. Or if Foles does lose his job next year i could trade peterson for an actually good QB. Problem is our trade deadline is either tomorrow night or Friday.
    hoyer/foles/palmer (IR)
    ellington/bradshaw/mason/peterson/michael/hyde/a.will
    dez/green/tate/cooks/t.smith/stills
    j.thomas
    Catanzaro
    MIA D
    when i took this team over it before this year (league had been around 2 previous years) had most of it’s WR/TE/QB in place but only ellington, so i drafted all future upside RB and waivered bradshaw. i might drop stills for either a backup QB that could play next year or later (garoppololo/s.hill/manuel) or backup TE (ASJ/rivera/t.wright). this is only league i’ve ever seen that you can pickup players during games, but it’s for next week (football version of yahoo’s baseball daily-tomorrow transactions). since Foles got hurt i’ve been beat to computer in time for sanchize/stanton/mettenberger/mallett. it sucks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: You haven’t made it clear if you’re trying to win this year or next year. THat’s pretty important to know.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: if only 1 top 15 QB (foles/palmer) went out i’d be certainly gung ho about this year, in this case, with 2 of them going out, i’m looking forward, willing to have outside chance at this year. Now if i thought there was any decent chance forsett has this much value next year i’d do it easily, as Having Sanchize has value this year and next, even if Foles still is starting next year. But if Forsett goes back to what he’s always been for at least what 6-8 years, i can always trade peterson for an above average starter next year, i would think. Now, either if i’m wrong about peterson’s next year value, or more importantly, wrong about forsett’s, i should make this trade for this year, and still gaining enough for next year.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Kubiak around, I wouldn’t be surprised if Forsett has staying power. He played for him in Houston, hence why he was brought in. Will really depend on how they draft and how they see Lorenzo moving forward. In the end, neither player you’re getting are 1st round material. You’re taking a step back in that regard. If you’re playing for this year, FOrsett side. If you’re throwing in the towel, stay with AP.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Sky: not being around a computer from about 11:00 AM central till about an hour ago screwed me yet again. and the worst part is it’s the same owner trying to trade me sanchize who grabbed hill. even more worst (yeah, worst than worst makes no sense) is that i picked up stills with that roster spot last night knowing that i shouldn’t trust fisher’s backing of a.davis, since the day a.davis got the job from hill in the first place was the day fisher backed hill in the media. I’ll offer the same thing’s i’ve been offering for shitty QB’s in hill, but won’t get him. What could happen is opp might drop one of them after trade deadline.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: last thing, trade cooks or tate first for a carr or lesser type. stanton was a no go, but it’s possible hill could be got for that price. i’ll try t.smith and 1st rounder 1st.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, he’s not gonna hold onto Hill after he sees how well he plays (which I’ll predict will be badly).

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Sky: we do have big enough benches to hoard QB’s just to hold my head to the fire in this league, this opp knows my team is better than his if i had 2 starting QB’s, esp with Sanchize, so he’s right to make sure to get better next year value (in sanchize trade attempts). this guy has flacco/sanchize/hill/brady/carr, yet still starts crabtree/britt, with only welker/dola on bench at WR.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Sounds like your league needs to set a QB maximum. What he’s doing isn’t cheating. It’s just cheap.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Sky: some of these other owners will be hurting themselves for next year with the guy i’m talking to holding fast on welker/crabtree/britt as his three best WR’s, and telling me that cooks/tate/t.smith aren’t upgrades (i agree with maybe that last one). i went and picked up garopplolololo in case he gets a job next year somewhere, or, gasp, brady gets hurt. If that happens i’ll be able to flip handcuffs with this opp. i’ll throw in towel (if for nothing else from spite) and not get held hostage by getting beat to shitty QB’s.

  17. Jack says:
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    WR this week – Anquan or Martavis?
    Thx.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack: Martavis

  18. matt says:
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    I’m in a bind. Monte Ball or Damien Williams (of Dolphins) this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @matt: Ball

  19. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick 1 RB and 1 Flex out of these guys:

    Bradshaw
    Vereen
    CJ Anderson
    Martavis
    Wallace
    Edelman – yes I still have him
    J.Matthews

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: palabra…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Agradable!

  20. J-FOH says:
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    In a non DK question, what have you heard about who will be handling RB duties tomorrow for the Dolphins. I think it’s going to be Williams, but was wondering what you have heard.

    Oh and BTW, I am all about going back and re watching a bunch of MST….the Amazing Rando!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: Haven’t heard much of anything, honesty. Not that excited about sending an RB out against the Bills so I haven’t spent much time looking.

      Nice! Go Amazing Rando!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          How often do you wake up with random black guys in your bed, JFOH? Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me here.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I may or may not sleep with a lando plush toy.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Did you look up Rando Calrissian?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: no.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Thought that’s what you were referencing.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: now I’m afraid to look

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Considering the context of what you said, you should be.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: you took me out of context. I was playing on stereotype that asians can’t make the L sound.

                    I looked it up. Urban dictionary is really dumb sometimes

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You’re just mad about the random black guy in your bed.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: wouldn’t be the first time…wait! what?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @J-FOH: Rando says HI!

  21. Nick says:
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    OK, R Jennings is pretty much good to go according to latest updates…so now I have my roster with him in RB2, so that leaves either K Allen or M Bryant for WR3 (non-ppr) since I’m sliding McKinnon into flex as Jennings took his spot..here it is for week 11:

    QB-Rodgers
    RB- Ingram & R Jennings
    WR- Cobb, ODB & either M Bryant or K Allen???
    Flex-McKinnon
    bench: R Matthews, Sanu & A Johnson

    So M Byrant or K Allen at that WR3? Stick with McK in flex? If Matthews is back 100% by Friday, what do ya do?

    • Sky

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      @Nick: I’d be more inclined to use both your WRs there. McKinnon isn’t getting the GL work. But if you aren’t willing to go that route, I still like Bryant more.

      I’m not confident on Mathews getting a majority of the carries upon return. I’d take a wait and see approach with him.

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    RYAN MALLET …..GPP…YEAHHHHH BOOOOOYYYYY

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Haha, I wish you luck with that, my friend.

  23. Bryan says:
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    Rudolph or Cameron rest of season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bryan: Sadly, Rudolph

  24. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 PPR, start 2RB and a flex.

    QB – Wilson
    RB – Bradshaw, Forsett, Anderson/Hillman, Mason, Hill, K. Davis

    Drop Davis for RG3 or Sims, or hold? Note: I am playing my wife this week. A win pretty much guarantees me a playoff spot, and also pretty much knocks her out of the running. So the RG3 question is more of do you think he’s that much better than Wilson this week given their matchups, while Sims v Davis is more a ROS flier question.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I think you have to worry more about your team ROS than you do the week at hand. For that reason, Sims.

  25. The Program says:
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    Who would you rather have as a keeper, Gronk or J. Thomas? I’m a little worried about Gronk’s injury history. I believe Thomas is in a contract year? I think the chances of DEN letting him go are pretty slim.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have to go with the better player. That’s what Gronk is. JT is a Peyton manufactured player.

  26. Jack says:
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    Fitz or Keenan Allen this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keenan

  27. Dom B says:
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    Would you start Seattle D facing Kansas or chargers D facing Oak

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not big on either but I’ll go Chargers there

  28. Zandy says:
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    in standard league – mike floyd or theo riddick at flex assuming bush is out

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: nvm i know your going to say floyd based on earlier. this must win thing is giving me a lot of stress haha. gotta just play the losers that got me to this situation and hope for bouncebacks

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, AZ probably plays from behind; more opportunities for Floyd.

  29. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you trade Odell Beckham for Golden Tate and Rashad Jennings and who to drop if accepted

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

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure. Drop Sims

  30. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    better of holding a 2nd TE in case rudolph’s pain still causes ineptitude, in case one of them goes off, or WR #6 in that roster spot? clay/daniels/ASJ out there, and my roster is this: (start 3 WR, 2 RB, no flex, PPR)
    charles/l.bell/mason/miller/a.williams
    a.brown/evans/wayne/garcon/t.williams/j.mathews
    2. also, if roughshod looks good upon his return drop a.williams for any of b.brown/sims/p.thomas/gray/daily show?
    3. should mason be dropped for any of those same RB’s right now?
    4. or maybe the WR #6 spot (either matthews or t.will) would be better off being a RB #6 slot?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: i love rotoworld, they’re telling us that now that mathews is back, he “should be on our RB 2 radars and owned”, wow, neat, maybe i’ll just go pick him up right now! What leagues are anybody in that they could do that at this date? kiddie game’s down the street dudes.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        hehe

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) You’re not making this first question clear at all.

      2) Gray

      3) No

      4) You’re really jumbling things here. Try again and try to be more succinct with what you’re asking.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Sky: is my WR #6 spot better served with having t.will/j.mathews or one of that list of RB’s?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d want Jordan Matthews there. Unless you’re saying your WR6 is two guys (T.Will/Matthews). I’d hold onto both, personally, if that’s the case.

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Sky: ok, so keeping both matthews/t.will better than those RB’s got it. also question one was similar to this only
            1. keep t.will over 2nd TE, in case rudolph sucks still being injured. If streaming TE’s other options being daniels/ASJ/clay, but i’m expecting clay to be gone soon.

            • Sky

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              @A Wesley Snipes Life: If those three are all out there, I don’t see a reason to be going to pick one up. They’re out there for a reason.

  31. Dom B says:
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    Hey got a trade accepted good or bad for me injured Lamar miller and Rashad Jennings for my Odell and Charles sims

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Depends a bit on needs but I would’ve preferred to keep the best player in the deal: ODB

  32. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    different league than above with QB problem.
    1. standard best 2 ROS RB: sims/b.brown/mason/a.williams
    2. best receiver, TE and WR same thing here: rudolph/j.matthews/j.brown/decker. this is for lowest receiver spot, already have dez/j.graham/olsen/beckham

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Sims/Mason
      2) Matthews

  33. Zandy says:
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    std league must win flex – mike floyd, roob or doug baldwin? thanks man for all the help today – with trade deadline friday things are quite hectic

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Zandy: got that right, but who is roob? i can only assume that means riley cooper maybe.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Zandy: imagine how easy the answer to that would’ve been floyd just a little while ago. something’s wrong with him, hurt somehow.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: yup! Haha the only saving grace is I traded Doug Martin for Floyd so I get what I deserve

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Zandy: you may still have gotten better side of that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d still go Floyd for the upside.

  34. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’m guessing tate (DET) is too much for Hill, since at the very least I could easily see Hill getting benched in a week (or even in that same game sunday)? I would do T.Smith for him, but opp doesn’t seem to want T.Smith. T.Smith is the guy i would’ve dropped for any starting QB at this point anyway, and i’m willing to throw in a pick with him. Opp didn’t seem to like that i grabbed his Grappolololo for trade value with him for next year.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: but tate for carr seems more fair, since he’d have job next year anyway.

  35. Robert says:
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    I need RB help. I have been offered McKinnon and West for Julio Jones. My WRs are Jordy, mike evens, martavis Bryant, josh Gordon. My RBs are Fred Jackson, Stewart, Sims. Should I make the trade?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Robert: no no mckinnon could be worth zero when/if AP comes back and West is the current ‘hot hand’ should def be able to get more for julio

      • Robert says:
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        @Zandy: it didn’t sound like enough to me. Didn’t know if I was overvaluing Julio. Thanks.

  36. Bob the builder says:
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    Hey man, make any moves as far as trsdes or stand pat?

    Here are my RB’s: Gio bernard, jeremy hill, ahmad Bradshaw , ben Tate, jonas gray, tre Mason & terrance west .

    My wrs: demaryius thomas, Kelvin benjamin, odell beckham , jordan matthews, martivis bryant

    We start 2 RBs, 3 WR’s , & there’s a flex

    .20 ppr / 10 team & keeper where we keep up to 2 players for 2015

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      @Bob the builder:

      These are to multiple owners:

      – owner 1:
      I deal ben tate & receive cordarrelle patterson

      – owner 2:
      Trade one of my WRs (except Kelvin & demaryius) for Montee ball, which WR above would you include?

      – owner 3:
      Trade either ben Tate or terrance west to try to receive torrey smith or brandin cooks

      – owner 4:
      Who would you trade on my team to try to aquire one of these; alfred Morris, desean jackson or Edleman?

      – owner 5:
      Who on my team would you look to trade to aquire deandre Hopkins ?

      Or just stand pat with my players?

      I received a couple trades yesterday I declined them but want to see your thoughts;

      #1: I trade jordan matthews & get kyle rudolph (my TE’s are jordan Reed & Ertz)

      #2 I trade ben Tate & receive Vernon Davis

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Bob the builder:

        1) No

        2) Wouldn’t

        3) I’d take Cooks for Tate if I could get him

        4/5) These types of questions don’t have much merit. You need to talk to the person who owns them about their needs and what they want. Very fruitless to approach trades in this fashion.

        #1 – I’d want Matthews still

        #2 – Vernon is a name value. The stats don’t support trading for him. I’d hold.

  37. CDogg says:
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    REALLY struggling with this trade offer… need some help here boys

    Standard 12 team league. I’m sitting pretty in solo 1st at 8-2 (looking at a 1st round BYE). And I’ve got the following offer on the table:

    HIS – Josh Gordon and Montee Ball
    for
    MY – Brandin Cooks and Ahmad Bradshaw

    I’ve got a crazy good roster already (see below), but I’m looking to bolster my WR2 spot w a WR1 like Gordon. I’m REALLY intrigued by Gordon! The downside is it will take away Bradshaw from my FLEX.

    QB: Luck
    RB: J Charles
    RB: Leveon Bell
    WR: Antonio Brown
    WR: Roddy White
    TE: Kelce
    FLEX: Bradshaw, Cooks, McKinnon, Joique Bell, or Jordan Matthews

    Is the UPSIDE of Gordon worth the DOWNSIDE of losing Bradshaw as my Flex? Is Ball worth the stash? Is Cooks becoming the go-to?

    SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER HERE ?? Thanks for the input.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CDogg: I think you already have your WR2 in Jordan Matthews personally, but it doesn’t hurt your team and you’re getting the best player in the deal. I’d take it, but it is a gamble.

  38. friar says:
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    What are your thoughts on AP’s trade value? It sounds like we’ll get more information next week, which leaves a lot of ambiguity around his value at this point. What would you consider fair value for him at the moment? A RB2?

    Specifically, would you rather have AP or Denard Robinson going forward?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @friar: He was a top 3 pick this year. I’m not trading him for an RB2 for that reason. I do like Shoelace but it comes down to if you believe he’ll be back or not. Try and aim higher and if you can’t get it, Shoelace is a fine consolation prize. I personally don’t think the Vikings let him back on the field.

      • friar says:
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        @Sky: I tend to think he won’t play either, but I don’t want to sell him too low (since the upside is huge). On the cusp of the playoffs, though, and with mediocre running backs (Lacy, Tate, JStew, Gray, AP), it seems like the wise move to use AP to get a reliable RB.

        What level of RB do you think I should target? McCoy? Ellington? Gio? It’s 0.5 ppr.

  39. Eli says:
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    Sky,

    1) In a standard 12-team league do I go with Clay or Rudolph at TE? Anyone but Vernon Davis…

    2) I am normally against holding kickers through their bye weeks, but is Justin Tucker good enough to justify this? Michael Floyd and Vernon Davis prime candidates for release.

  40. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    opp brought up my tate (DET) for sanchize, if i throw in a sweetener. i added
    1. tate and a 2nd rounder for sanchize
    he asked for a first, so i sent
    2. tate and a 1st for his sanchize and a 3rd
    He may or may not be sticking to his guns by trying to make me move closer one more time. This seems good though i’m thinking. We have good sized benches here (16 and it’s a 14 team league with multiple IR slots)
    3. he just now came back with
    my garapppplololo and 1st and tate
    for his
    sanchize and his 3rd.
    i retorted with
    4. garap. and 2nd and tate
    for
    sanchize and worthless end pick
    my team is such that i’m not really sure if i will be drafting 3 people anyway, so keeping 1 best overall type is probably best idea.

  41. Larry says:
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    Cam or Cutler? Cam could get hurt any second, so I’m leaning Cutler (unfortunately)…

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