If you know anything about me, or at least have read more than a few articles, you’ll know that I have a few movies in my referential lexicon that I lean on heavily.  Number one will probably always be Anchorman.  I mean, seriously, within 17 weeks of fantasy football, San Diego gets referenced at least 17 times.  How could you NOT go with the German definition when presented the opportunity?  Rhetorical.  Sixty percent of the time you do it…every time.  So let that bring us to the present where I am yet again quoting a movie but this one might be before your time.  I don’t know how young you are.  Based on some of your texting-based understanding of the human language, I’m guessing at least 30% of you are of the ‘Y’ generation.  Don’t worry, I can still understand what you’re saying even if you don’t use punctuation and end sentences with ‘LOL’ and don’t worry part two, I ain’t mad atcha nor am I picking on you.  If there were ever a request for Samuel Johnson truncated, you’d have nailed it.  Thankfully, my movie reference isn’t THAT old.  Nah, I’m just looking back at The Neverending Story.  I don’t know if it’s on Netflix.  Damn, now that I say that I HOPE it’s on Netflix.  FALCOR!  But more to the point, Marshawn Lynch was one of the bigger disappointments for DK players last week but I’m here to tell you, dammit it wasn’t his fault!  He had a TD called back and for what it’s worth, the Rams played a very good game, which limited his grind down yardage as he finished with a miserable 2.9 ypc and ended with a defeating 9.1 DK points on the day.  Not quite what people signed up for when paying $7,100.  Oddly, his price point hasn’t changed this week.  Given he’s facing the Panthers – a team that is giving up 5,29 ypc to opposing runners – staying the course with Marshawn makes a lot of sense.  Marshawn should be a good get for both cash and GPP given his price and him coming off a frustrating week 7.  But that’s so last week, let’s talk about this week.  Here are my hot takes for this week’s DK slate…

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BTW, gonna do something a bit different this week.  I’m gonna point out if I think worthy of just GPP consideration or both cash and GPP.  BTW pt 2, most QBs are worthy of both if I’m suggesting them.  BTW pt 3 which is more of an FYI for those in GPP: don’t overthink QB.  On any given week, there are only 32 starting.  The rest of your roster should provide the variance.  Going with the chalk play (Peyton Manning in week 7) or the underpriced stud (Russell Wilson) is rarely gonna hurt you unless the rest of your roster is just too overowned.  Moving along…

Andrew Luck, QB: $8,800 – If many look and see that red ‘3’ under the OPRK and think this is a bad matchup, you could be looking at the best QB play for tourney time since everyone will want the ‘better’ matchups of RW3 or Rodgers surrounding him.  Guys get overlooked sometimes if they don’t get talked up (see Hillman, Ronnie).  GPP or Cash

Drew Brees, QB: $8,100 – Drew dropped 342 and 2 on a legit Detroit defense last Sunday.  Why would you look away from him against the Packers secondary at home?  Is it because he’s so handsome?  Understandable.  Gpp or Cash

Cam Newton, QB: $6,600 – Well, it can’t get much worse, can it?  Ok, yeah it probably can but man, banged up secondary that was already suspect and the Panthers rolled into Green Bay and dropped a dookie.  It is proof, though, of just how fickle this game can be after Cam messed around and nearly got himself a double bonus of 300 passing/100 yards rushing the week prior.  But I’m rambling.  We know the potential for Cam to go off is there and neither Seattle nor Carolina have done well with controlling the clock this year.  If you made the ‘mistake’ of starting him week 7, I suggest you go double or nothing week 8.  GPP or Cash

Carson Palmer, QB: $6,500 – Since coming back from his injury, Palmer has had back to back 250 passing yard and 2 TD efforts.  Not groundbreaking, I know, but he will be facing the Eagles who will get to face the Cardinals secondary: a unit that has given up the second most passing yards per game on the year.  Why does that matter, you ask?  Well, if the Eagles throw, chances are the Cards are gonna have to throw.  We all know any Eagles game can turn into a shootout that scores you QB DK goodness (See Davis, Austin).  Look for Palmer to hit his regular marks so far with a chance for 300 and 3.  GPP or Cash

Nick Foles, QB: $6,300 – *Looks up at Palmer blurb.  Wonders why you need a reason*.  GPP or Cash

Geno Smith, QB: $5,700 – I know, I know.  I wouldn’t say I’m a Geno apologist, per se, but I will point out the Bills secondary can be beaten and I think the Jets went and did something with their receiving group here recently.  Can’t remember what it was, though…nevertheless, Vegas predicts a close game which – by the numbers I don’t have handy – typically means good things for the passing game.  And before you scoff, you scoffer, I’ll say that Geno could have a 300 yard, 50 rushing yard game with 3 TDs.  Consider this a mild endorsement of Kyle Orton but without legs and a banged up backfield, his upside is a bit more limited in my book. GPP Only

Teddy Bridgewater, QB: $5,100 – Someone had to go there.  Tampa is at the bottom of nearly every passing metric.  Second worst YPA at 8.4, tied for second to last in passing TDs yielded (and they’re the only team who’s had a bye of the bottom four), and dead last in YPG yielded at 295.  The bad is he made that Bills secondary look like the second coming of the Seahawks secondary from 2013 and the Vikings still don’t know how to get Cordarelle involved.  Yeah, this call is just fruity coco pebbles.  GPP only

Lamar Miller, RB: $6,000 – Some may get scared off after Tate’s complete destruction of their DK lineups last weekend.  Don’t be.  Browns were without center Alex Mack and couldn’t get the run game going with anyone.  The Dolphins aren’t the Browns.  In fact, I don’t even know if there are brown dolphins.  They’re that different from each other.  GPP or Cash

LeSean McCoy, RB: $5,800 – The guy that rushed for 149 yards last time out coming off bye who was a top 3 pick this year is priced less than Lamar Miller?  Ok, DK…he’s gonna be rostered nearly everywhere so if you go with him in a tourney, make sure you vary up the rest of your roster.  The likelihood of him being the highest owned RB – heck PLAYER – on Sunday is about as high as Snoop Dogg is on any given day…or is he Snoop Lion?  I need clarification over here!  In reality, the matchup is bad but talent trumps situation many times over.  GPP or Cash

Jerick McKinnon, QB: $4,900 – I’m telling you, I understand not wanting to go with Bridgewater but you will want some small chunk of the Vikings offense and for this price, Jerick – who had a 100 yard rushing game against the Bills last week – could easily cash.  Keep in mind that if he scored a TD last week, it’s 21 points and not 15.  Millymaker rosters are scoring around 230 to win.  Divide that by 9 positions and you have about 25 a game.  Yup.  If ever there was a breakout week for Jerick, this could be the one.  GPP only

Anthony Dixon, RB: $3,300 – Welp, it’s come to the 3rd string running back on an offense that’s middle of the road offensively and going against a stout run defense on the road in a low scoring game.  Have I undersold it enough?  Dixon could be in store for 25 touches.  Let’s say 5 of those touches are receptions for 30 yards and he gains 60 on the ground to go with a TD.  That’s 20 points.  You don’t have to be a stud at this price, you just need to produce and Anthony has a fine chance of doing just that if he gets the higher volume of touches.  Before you say ‘but, but…Bryce Brown!’ realize he’s very much CJ Spiller tendency wise.  If the Bills give Bryce the bulk then clearly CJ did sleep with someone’s wife in the Bills organization. GPP only

Jordy Nelson, WR: $7,800 – The apple of my wide receiver eye this week.  This game should stay close so you don’t have to worry about Nelson getting phased out early like you did in last weekend’s laugher.  Jordy going 10/140/2 is a very real thing that could happen.  He’s definitely worth paying up to find out for if so.  GPP or cash

Mohamed Sanu, WR: $5,600 – How badly did Sanu hurt you last week?  Did he make you cry?  Make you break down?  Shatter your illusions of love?  Well, that’s your problem.  This is DFS brochachos, get over it…but nice taste in music, FWIW.  He’s got a better match up by the numbers and is still going to get the heavy volume in his respective offense.  GPP or cash

Jeremy Maclin, WR: $5,500 – You’re probably noticing a theme here so far.  Lots of players from a few teams.  A look at the Vegas lines tells you what you need to know.  The AZvsPHI game is at an o/u of 49.  There are three games at 50 or above that most likely garner more attention. I plan on having exposure to them but let’s realize you don’t need me to tell you that GBvsNO is gonna be a high scoring affair.  Pretty much every player involved is in play, that doesn’t give you much info to work from, though.  For as good as the Cardinals are against the run this year, they’re on the complete other end of the spectrum against the pass.  The game should stay close and there should be yardage to go around.  GPP or cash

Michael Floyd, WR: $4,900 – By the numbers, Philly has one of the best – if not the best – slot corners in the game in Brandon Boykin so if you wanna get into the Cards passing attack, I’d avoid Larry and go with Floyd.  If you wanna shoot down the AZ ladder just a bit more you can go after John Brown at $3,600 but unless you hear some coach speak to push you that way mid-week, I wouldn’t dip that far.  GPP only

Percy Harvin, WR: $4,100 – I went to this well last week and…well…clearly no one was Harvin a good time.  But hey, I’d say it’s fair that all signs point to Harvin being a little motivated to show off for his new team after all the anger management talk and getting shipped off for a conditional mid to late round draft pick.  Keep your eyes peeled for any limitations to his usage for the week since he will be on a new team and learning a new offense…haha, that’s funny cuz the Jets don’t really have an offense.  What’s that sizzling sound?  Oh a burn!  For serious, though, I’d consider Eric Decker as well at $4,600.  The Jets offense actually looks exciting, I’m not gonna lie.  GPP only

Davante Adams, WR: $3,500 – Don’t let the one target last week fool you.  This game was over before halftime and the WR numbers stayed pretty neutral for that reason alone.  He’s still the third option for the Pack behind Nelson and Cobb but in a game like this, he could still net you 6/75 and maybe a TD.  You can build around that given the low price.  GPP only

Justin Hunter, WR: $3,100 – If and only if Jake Locker is back, Hunter is on my radar.  Check down Charlie isn’t gonna sling it where Justin goes on the field.  Where does he go, you ask?  Ten yards beyond the line of scrimmage.  Sad days in Tennessee here.  Gpp only

Greg Olsen, WR: $5,500 – Jared Cook was targeted 11 times last week vs the Seahawks for a 4/74 line and Lance Hendricks went 2/17 with a TD.  Thankfully, Panthers really only deploy one TE for fantasy goodness purposes so squish those two lines together and you might get something close to what Olsen could do.  GPP or cash

Owen Daniels, TE: $4,100 – Gary Kubiak loves Tight Ends.  Like seriously, LOVES THEM.  Pretty sure he has a calendar in his office and each month is a famous TE in the buff.  And the Bengals love Tight Ends too.  Or at least they love giving up points to them.  Though they’ve only given up 4 TDs to them on the year, they’ve given up the most targets (74) and yardage (609) to date as well as the second most receptions (48).  Though old man Daniels is just that – OLD – he is in a good spot to produce at his price point.  If you’re not doing a Cam/Olsen pairing, I’d look to Owen.  GPP or cash

Charles Clay, TE: $3,500 – Well, Miami remembered they had a decent TE on their roster last week and finally put him to use.  Just in time to face a defense that has given up the most redzone targets to opposing TEs.  Overall, going with a Tannehill/Clay or Tannehill/Wallace pairing isn’t ill-advised in my book and chuck in Miller while you’re at it.  I might have a Miami vice over here… GPP only

Zach Ertz, TE: $3,200 – So what have we learned about DK salary?  You go on bye, you come back on a discount.  Cardinals should ask border patrol if they could station themselves around the red zone against opposing TEs at this point.  It’s clear they don’t know how to stop them themselves.  Gpp or cash

Eric Ebron, TE: ZERO DOLLARS – This is just me pointing out he’s probably scoring a TD against the Falcons and maybe catching 3 passes and about 40 yards but since London games are so ‘special’, you won’t get to use him.  Seriously…a half hour more and this call counts.  And he was probably $3K anyway.  Not to mention firing up that Lions defense against a depleted offensive line of the Falcons…argh.  I’m angry, y’all.  In my mind only

Miami Dolphins, DST: $3,300 – If I’m paying up this week, I’ll take the team with one of the better secondaries in the league going against a QB averaging 2 interceptions per game.  GPP or cash

Dallas Cowboys, DST: $3,000 – Let me say this: Colt McCoy is no Kirk Cousins so the turnover issues might not be there.  But ‘inept offense with a bunch of three and outs early who are forced to throw near the end and getting slaughtered’ is on the menu.  Yum!  GPP or cash

Kansas City Chiefs, DST: $2,800 – Much like Dallas, the Chiefs control the ball, limit their own mistakes and rely on time of possession to help them win games.  Meanwhile, Austin Davis and company are young and raw and I could see a game outside of the comforts of home turning KC’s way in a big way.  Not sexy but I think they’re the safest play if you feel you have to pay down for the week.  GPP only

  1. Kyle says:
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    Sky, is Bryce Brown and James Jones to a Fjax owner a fair deal? Good move for a team who needs a nice wideout?

    • Kyle says:
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      @Kyle: could also maybe flip brown for just hawkins

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Kyle: Are you trading Bryce Brown & James Jones for FJax? First part isn’t clear. Not really sure why you’d want Hawkins.

  2. Allan says:
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    Sky drop khiry robinson for bryce brown?

  3. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 ppr, I’m weak at RB (Forsett Bradshaw Hillman are my top 3 now) and have been holding K. Davis and Hill on my bench as potential difference makers in the 2nd half–we’ve seen what Davis can do starting, and Hill’s schedule is cake.

    Would you hold, or drop one of Hill/Davis for Dixon (probably wouldn’t start for me before F-Jax returns, *unless* he goes off this weekend) or Ball (who i dropped last week out of disgust)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Hrm, numbers don’t agree with you that that’s a weak RB group. I don’t see a reason for you to make those moves.

  4. Zandy says:
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    sup sky
    looking for some upside studs to rescue my AP, Stacy, Doug draft
    standard league
    Who are the 4 youd want to own behind McKinnon, Ingram and Mason
    Denard, Devonta, Bryce Brown, Dixon, Shonn, Gray, Pierce, Benny C, Dunbar, Randle, Cadet, Bolden, Pierre Thomas(out 2-3 weeks), Rainey, Juwan, Helu, Starks, Storm, Todman
    Thanks as always buddy!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Denard/Bryce/Dixon/Randle

  5. Hans says:
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    Sky,
    Need some serious trade help…Which side?
    Brees, Lamar Miller, Oliver, Seahawks
    Or
    Rivers, Vereen, Hillman, Eagles?

    If it matters, I have Mathews as well?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hans: Brees side

      • Hans says:
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        @Sky: Is it close or hands down brees side?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Hans: Given the talent of the RBs by comparison and their respective roles in their offense and given you’re trading for the flukiness of defensive TDs with the Eagles, yes it’s a slam dunk for me.

  6. Brian says:
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    Luck, D Murray and Cooks for Romo, Lynch and Cobb – which side do you like the best here ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Brian: depends if I need help at WR. It’s a fair trade. Without needs considered, I’d still want the best QB and best RB in fantasy, though…

  7. l0ll3rsk8es says:
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    Allen Robinson vs Mia @ Jac or Mohammed Sanu vs Bal @ Cin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @l0ll3rsk8es:said Sanu was gonna have a huge volume day and that the Miami secondary is why I’m buying them as a defense this week above.

  8. Buster says:
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    I just picked up Tre Mason, but don’t really need him b/c of Shady, Bernard, and R. Jennings. Would you trade him straight for Cam?

    Also, who to bench between Benjamin, Michael Floyd, and Golden Tate? I’m leaning towards Benjamin for what it’s worth…

    Thanks Sky!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Buster:

      Cam Newton for an RB who won’t catch passes and is in a timeshare? 100% Cam

      Keep your eye on how Megatron is doing. If he starts, could change the Tate dynamics. Benjamin still a WR1 for Cam, especially in the RZ but I do initially agree with your assessment.

  9. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    Is Jimmy Graham healthy enough for me to entertain offers for his replacement, Dwayne Allen?
    I feel like Graham at even 75% health is a must start.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KnileIsNotJustA…: Not sure I understand the question. You’re being offered Allen for Graham in a trade? Graham should be fine, but it might take a while. You can stream until his snap count comes up, though.

  10. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, I’m in a 10 team non-ppr & I’m starting to think about a fill-in QB for Rodgers in week 9. The following are on the waivers & my roster looks like this;

    Waivers: Tannehill vs SD, Bortles @ Bengals, A/G Smith (KC v NYJ), Hoyer vs. TB, Glennon @ Browns, Dalton vs. Jags & Bridgewater vs. RedSkins

    My Roster looks like this;
    QB-Rodgers
    WR-Cobb, Edelman, A Johnson, Sanu, Beckham,
    RB-Murray, McKinnon, Ingram, Matthews, R Jennings, T Mason & A Williams
    TE-Witten
    K-Crosby
    D-Detroit

    Is the drop here A Williams with Jennings returning hopefully in week 9? Which QB do you pickup to fill-in for Rodgers & do you make the move now? (no waiver/all free agents in this league)

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Also, would try to offer Ingram & A Johnson for B. Oliver & Cameron?? 10-team non-ppr, my roster is above..

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Nick: Think you need to see how they treat Tre in a game where they’re behind before making that commitment. Tre isn’t involved in the passing game. I’d pick up Tannehill for now

        RE: the trade, I’d take the Oliver side.

        • Nick says:
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          @Sky: Who would you drop from my roster, is A Williams the drop here for Tannehill pickup on a week 9 filler

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Nick: makes sense, go for it

  11. Nicholas says:
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    In a standard 12-team league, my team is 2-5 with the following roster:

    QB- Cutler
    RB- McCoy, Bernard, Jennings, A. Williams, Mason
    WR- Jones, Benjamin, Michael Floyd, Tate, Randle, Gordon
    TE- Kelce, Cameron

    I want to make moves, but it’s tough b/c my team is talented enough to stand pat. They just haven’t showed up or I’ve been the victim of facing the highest scorer multiple times.

    Any suggestions? Playoffs are getting farther and farther away HA

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nicholas: Pretty wide open question. Not sure how to answer this. Like you said your team is good. Think you need to pay good attention to matchups moving forward, Team looks fine, you just don’t have any consistent players right now.

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        @Sky: Will do, but Cutler has bye next week. Who is the most droppable player for some flavor of the week QB? That’s why I referenced making a move because everyone seems to have value.

        Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Andre Williams would make the most sense to me.

  12. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    PPR league. Would you deal away M. Crabtree and D. Allen to acquire M. Floyd?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KnileIsNotJustA…: Only if you don’t need Allen and desperately need to upgrade your WRs

  13. CL says:
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    Sky: We’ve got to do a better job filling the Framily Plan weekly Draft Kings league!

    And to anyone out there on the fence about Daily / Weekly Leagues like Draft Kings, time to get in! I’ve more than doubled my original $100 deposit and have been playing with house money for weeks. It’s a great compliment to your season long leagues. I’m really enjoying it and more should join in.

    /I’m not a paid spokesperson for Draft Kings

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: HA! Trust me, I know. Very annoyed that it fell off the map last week. I’ll send out a few tweets this week, make sure it fills. It wasn’t even a holiday weekend. Strange.

  14. friar says:
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    Thoughts on trading away Matt Ryan and Torrey Smith for Drew Brees?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @friar: Go for it

  15. Poo Poo Platter says:
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    Hey Sky who to start this week in a PPR flex spot – Brandin Cooks (vsGB) or Darren McFadden (@CLE)?

    • Poo Poo Platter says:
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      @Poo Poo Platter: I also can drop McFadden for Cecil Shorts or Doug Baldwin

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Still Cooks. Can drop for either if you need WR help but if Cooks is your Flex, don’t think you do.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cooks

  16. Percy says:
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    Is Percy worth trading Jordan Reed away for?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you need WR help and not a TE, sure.

  17. Hometown Hero says:
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    I’m in a 2-qb league standard scoring, all tds count as 6pts. I want to package a few players to upgrade at a position. I’d give up Bush, Mason and K Allen for Tate and Decker. Would you do this?

    Also what WRs do you think are comparable to Tre Masons value?

    Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wouldn’t do that.

      Tre Mason is worth a WR3 if the other team needs an RB. He’s not in the passing game; gotta hope someone really wants him if you want bigger value.

      • Hometown Hero says:
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        @Sky: so would you do mason, bush and k Allen for Tate and decker?

        • Hometown Hero says:
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          @Hometown Hero: disregard that, didn’t see your response. My b

  18. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Ill be all over Geno this week in GPP…like him a lot…plus ill be at the game so it will give me something to root for.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ‘Ill be all over Geno this week in GPP…like him a lot’ – That’s what she said

      Cool man, enjoy the game! He’ll be a part of a bizarro Jets set up especially if Harvin is in on a lot of reps.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Sky: Ha ha..it will be interesting

  19. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Which of these gets dropped first:
    Khiry or Asiata
    12 team no ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Asiata

  20. friar says:
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    I’m trying to make a trade for Peyton in a 12-team non-ppr league. The other guy has holes basically everywhere except QB, so I’m hoping he might go for a package of depth moves in exchange for his stud QB.

    I’m thinking of offering Ryan + Torrey + Donnell + Ball for Peyton. These are all bench guys for me (except Ryan) who I can do without (the only one I’d be sad to part with is Donnell, who I think is gonna be great coming out of the bye, as they figure out how to replace Cruz).

    My question for you is two-fold: is this good trade for me, and do you think such an offer has any chance of being accepted?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The trade is great for you, the trade is horrible for them. Depends how smart they are if they accept the trade.

  21. Tone Def says:
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    Is PHI defense elite on a fantasy standpoint, and startable every week? They are putting up insane numbers. Are they just getting lucky? Right now I have NE and PHi defense and I don’t like carrying 2 Defenses…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t say ‘lucky’ other than TDs. They’re not the steel curtain, Austin Davis chucked for 375 and 3 TDs against them just 3 weeks ago. Defenses are streamable and the Pats without Mayo are gonna be run on the rest of the year, most likely. I wouldn’t hold onto two, let alone one.

  22. J-FOH says:
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    Empire Records!

  23. Damon says:
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    Sky,

    Which side of the trade would you rather be on?

    A) Cutler, Mason, Gordon

    B) Brees, F-Jax, Torrey Smith

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Team needs important but in a vacuum, A

  24. Peter says:
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    Standard scoring. 14 team league. I have plenty of WRs.

    Been offered D. Murray for J. Nelson. I am concerned over Murry’s durability. Do I pull the trigger?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Who replaces Murray for you? It’s not an ugly trade, but you are selling a bit low (though you have to seeing as he’s a top 3 player right now). I like it for rest of season reasons if my RBs are solid.

  25. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looking to pick up my week 9 bye week QB early, though I suppose they could start this week too depending on how I feel about Cutler come Sunday. Who do you want in wk 9? 6 pt pass TDs. Palmer @Dal, Tannehill vSD or A. Smith vNYJ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tannehill. I’m fine with Cutler this week.

  26. J-FOH says:
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    I do an opening for one of your fav’s so I can start a DK dialogue to play for the first time this week and I get passed like a J at Marleyfest?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Someone has self-esteem issues…you know not every question loads at the same time on the back end, right?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: rub in the lack of back end access I have a little more . I also haven’t had my hot cup of self esteem yet today. Remember that one time we hung out in the land of drive thru coffee and how confident I was, now you know why. Coffee is my Linus blanket.

        I read your pump and primer. Then I pumped my primer. Now I got questions. Are we always looking for value anywhere or are we going the don’t cheap out on your QB and find value in TE, FLEX, and WR3?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Find the nearest mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DIETlxquzY

          Depends on league type; I wouldn’t go cheap on QB in a 50/50 or H2H but GPP, all is fair game. I just think value of a QB like Cam at $6,600 is as low as you really need to go unless you’re going off the reservation and going with a big Jets play, for example.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I really need to work on my lisp.

            Yeah, I’ll stay away from Geno, thats too much hope and not a good idea regardless of who they are playing. Parity is not that far off in the NFL when it come to garbage on garbage. Taking a quick look and Tannenhill and Foles seem like a good deal. My only reservation of going against the Jags is how fired up as a team they were last week. Turning a corner? Unlike baseball, this is a team sport. The Bears though look like they are in complete disaray, but again they are pros and can use rock bottom as a motivation to come out and kick the crap out of the Uggs guy.

            • Sky

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              @J-FOH: Cutler is going to New England against one of the best secondaries in the game right now. Without Mayo, they’re just missing a pass rush. Cutler is alright for pricing but considering Brady is just $200 more, would make more sense to me to go with the home team guy if you’re paying in that range. Tannehill is ok. Just the Dolphins don’t go for the throat. They pretty much aimed to play keep away right around the end of the 2nd quarter last week. They shouldn’t have been but when you’re at 4th and goal inside the 5 and don’t go for it up 2 TDs, you’re not playing to take advantage.

              But again, really depends what league type you’re talking about playing.

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                @Sky: I wasn’t saying I wanted to play Cutler nor would I, I was using the bears as an example of teams with issues. I actually like Foles or Tannenhill.

                The pats got Akeem Ayers the other day. Not that great in the passing game, career high of 8 PD’s for a LB is decent.

                wow, I never asked about the Bears, just a team that can always surprise you with some of their talent.

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                  Yeah, my bad on the bears. Misread your statement. Those team issues can turn quickly, though, I will say that. Bears were just fine the week before. If injuries are the culprit is usually when I go down into it. Jags played well but that doesn’t mean the Browns missing Alex Mack didn’t hurt their run-first offense. I wouldn’t be looking at them as a team surging, personally.

                  I saw the trade on Ayers. Wonder how well he’ll produce right after a move overall, though. I’m not 100% off bears (not that that was the subject) but I think I’ll probably find other values I like more overall.

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                    @Sky: mack kills browns RB’s until proven wrong. Jags on offense could find a groove. I liked how Robinson looked compared to all their other backs. With shorts back and other WR’s showing potential plus harbor not dropping balls they might not be as easy to write off. Longer offensive drives keeps other offense off the field. Will be interesting to see them going forward.

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                      @J-FOH: Yeah, your Jags story probably ends this week. Browns aren’t great, Jags were just a little better last Sunday. I’m not buying any of it.

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Need to drop two of these guys for Palmer (need a BYE week QB) and Miami (DEF is empty for the week), who are the drops:

    Reed
    Oliver
    J.Bell
    Bradshaw
    Vereen
    Denard (this is Yahoo so he is WR/RB eligible)
    M.Wallace
    Edelman

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Denard/Reed

  28. Peter says:
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    Sky–

    I give up J. Nelson & get D. Murry. I need a RB, however I am concerned about Murry’s health history. Do I trade Nelson & get Murry in return?

    Thanks.

    Peter

    • Sky

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      Sorry I misread this earlier. It’s fair. You are for all intents and purposes getting the better player. But you can win without having a top end RB. If you’re running Khiry Robinson and Vereen out every week, yeah do it. If you’re solid at RB, doesn’t hurt to hold.

  29. Zandy says:
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    Sky who are a few of the biggest buy-lows/upside stashes guys to target on the TE, WR and RB side (i know you already gave me the RB waiver lottery tickets)? It’s clear that my 4-3 team in standard league will need some luck to stay in the playoff hunt and even the,n will have like zero chance to beat the top teams

    For WR guys like Keenan, Kelvin, Mike Floyd come to mind or on the RB side Jennings, Mason, Alf
    would love to get your thoughts on this

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy:

      TE – Gavin Escobar if he’s out there still after this last weekend. Tide is shifting in Dallas, I think. In the end, if you don’t have one of the top three, better off just streaming.

      WR – Keenan Allen if you can get him for peanuts. Think San Diego will be throwing more in the future. His targets/rec are fine, he’s just not getting into the end zone right now. Think that changes. Martavis Bryant makes for an interesting pickup. Could see plenty of red zone and deep ball shots the rest of the way. Paul Richardson another interesting FA pickup.

      RB – Charles Sims from FA. If someone is discounting Oliver because they don’t believe, I’d be buying.

  30. David says:
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    Yo sKy!

    I would really appreciate any insight or advice on this. In a 10 team, standard league someone offered me j. graham and andre johnson for shane vereen and r. hilmann. While it looks like I’m getting more straight up value (because mostly of Graham) I feel like I’m giving away a lot of upside-potentially two top 20 RBs. Would you do the trade? also I need receivers and not running backs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @David: Being a top 20 RB doesn’t mean much in a 10 team league, especially a standard one where most of the points you’d want from drafting Vereen came from the notion of him being passing catching back. Ten team means you want the best at each positon. Graham side by a mile.

  31. Big W says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I’ve been offered two of the following 4 running backs for demarco:

    Alfred Morris, Jerick MacKinnon, Bryce Brown & Branden Oliver… he says I can pick any of the two.

    My current running backs are demarco, tre mason, mcfadden, sproules, stacy, R. Matthews.

    Does my running back situation improve if I give away demarco and add any of the two he is offering me? If so, which two would you take?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Big W: NO. That’s a shit offer. Don’t do it. Murray is the best back in the league, and you’re wanting to trade him for two middle of the road at best backs. No effing way man.

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        @Wilsonian: thank you… thought it was shit, but wanted to see what the folks here thought… Some people fear it’s only a matter of time before Demarco gets injured

  32. Dom B says:
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    Flex Doug Martin, Roddy White, Percy Harvin or Malcolm Floyd

    Better start for TE Zack Ertz or Delaine Walker

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Depends on rep count news but I’d want Harvin for the upside there. Ertz

  33. Dom B says:
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    Would you do this trade I send Russell Wilson, Doug Martin, and Roddy White for AJ Green and Brandin Cooks

    Starters:
    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – Eddie Lacy – Packers
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Russell Wilson – Seahawks
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Doug Martin – Buccaneers
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    WR – Malcom Floyd – Chargers
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons

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      @Dom B: Yup

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: sorry wrong article

  34. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hello!

    Just got a trade offer. My Sankey and VJax for his Fitz and Ingram. My RBS are: Leveon, Lamar, Bishop, and Ronnie Hillman. My WRS are: Antonio, Emmanuel, VJax, Reggie Wayne, Mike Evans, and my boy Odel Beckham. I don’t necessarily think this is a good trade for me but I could definitely be wrong. thoughts?

    • Sky says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: I wouldnt do that I would get rid of Lamar Miller for the likes Tre Mason, Dernard Robinson plus a WR like Andre Holmes, Malcom Floyd, or Michael Floyd Fitz is nothing this year. Reason to get rid of Miller he is gonna start spillting carries with Damien Williams. Good Luck!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Sky: Would greatly appreciate you don’t use my screen name. Might confuse people. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t need trade; just hold.

  35. Sky123 says:
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    Don’t do it handcuff Damien Williams to Lamar Miller or trade miller for tre mason or dernard Robinson and a WR

  36. Dom B says:
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    Who do I drop for Zach Ertz to start over Delaine Walker

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – Eddie Lacy – Packers
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Russell Wilson – Seahawks
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Doug Martin – Buccaneers
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    WR – Malcom Floyd – Chargers
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      What size of league is this; and there’s nothing wrong with starting Walker.

      • Dom B says:
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        @Sky: 10 Man League ROF told me not to start walker is he still good

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          @Dom B: Not ROF J-foh

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            His answer mightve been heavily influenced by how you asked the question. Did you tell him you had to drop a player to do it?

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              @Sky: I copy and pasted the same exact question so should I add Zack Eriz he told me to drop Malcolm Floyd but I don’t won’t to

              • Sky

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                Yyou don’t have to

  37. Tom says:
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    Quick or williams ros non ppr

    ty

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Quick

  38. Stanman says:
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    Is this trade even feasible? I have lynch Crowell and Pierre Thomas for rb’s and that’s it. My top 2 recievers are golden tate and Andrew Hawkins… I also have Antonio gates and greg Olson for te’s. This guy really wants lynch and is offering me 2 of any of these running backs (Alfred Morris, fjax, Mathews, and d Robinson) and Eric decker, Terrence Williams, and James jones for Antonio gates and lynch.

    Which two running backs should I ask for AND should I even do it?

    Also I am not sure if he will let me have both fjax and Mathews if that was gonna be your answer..

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      Sky says:
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      Trading for 2 injured RBs with your best RB isn’t gonna help you. I’d hold.

  39. Tool says:
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    Need one in the Flex (PPR):

    Brandon Oliver, Edelman or Andre Johnson?

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      Sky says:
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      I’d go Oliver

  40. It's me says:
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    Thoughts on J.Bell, Tate, Edelman? Those are some guys I liked at their price this week. My cash lineups look like this:

    QB: Brees 8.1
    RB: L.Bell 6.3
    RB: Charles 6.7
    WR: Nelson 7.8
    WR: Maclin 5.5
    WR: Edelman 4.6
    TE: Ertz 3.2
    FX: Hillman 4.8
    D: Chiefs 2.8

    J.Bell was under consideration, but went with Hillmans offense. Also considered Tate, but couldn’t fit him in. I wanted Bell and Charles at their cost.

    • Sky

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      @It’s me: Bell I was just waiting for the news on Bush to drop. I like him a lot. Assuming we’re talking Ben Tate? Or are you talking Golden? Looks like a solid cash game play. Edelman should have a high floor but he’s not a guy I play at all. Just feel I can get better value in a guy like Decker if I’m gonna go to that price.

      • It's me says:
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        @Sky: yes I meant Ben Tate. I’m toying with pulling a RB for J.Bell, then upgrading at WR with Hilton or Dez. It also would enable me to take Reed over Ertz. Too many choices.

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          @It’s me: Tate is ok, still worried about the o-line after last week affecting their run game but I’m not against him in cash games. Reed might not get in the endzone but he’ll have a high PPR floor most likely. I’m not against the move.

  41. Byron says:
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    It’s Friday Sky!

    I traded Mason and Kelce for Cam and Vernon Davis. Vernon sucks, but my other QB/TE duo is Cutler and Cameron. Highway robbery right?

    Also, 12 team PPR league I’m having a tough time picking 2 between these ballers: Wallace, Joique, Bradshaw, and Vereen.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Byron: WOOT!

      I like the move. Newton will always be boom bust but when he booms, he can borderline win a week. Reasonable trade.

      Joique and Bradshaw

  42. Den says:
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    Hey sky, would you do any of these trades or no trade & hold with what I have?

    First here are my RBs;
    Gio Bernard, ahmad Bradshaw, ben Tate, jeremy hill, denard robinson, tre Mason & Braden Oliver.

    My wrs; demaryius Thomas, Kelvin benjamin, cordarrelle patterson, Andrew Hawkins, odell beckham jr & Michael Crabtree.

    — deal 1
    I send Ben tate
    & I receive mike Wallace

    — deal 2
    I send Ben Tate & Crabtree
    & I receive TY Hilton

    — deal 3
    I send Ben Tate
    & I receive golden Tate

    — deal 4
    I send Ben Tate & Crabtree
    & I receive Alshon jeffery

    — deal 5
    I send Ben Tate, denard robinson & Michael Crabtree
    & I’d receive Alshon jeffery & Vincent jackson.

    — deal 6
    I’d deal ben Tate either solo or with Crabtree or robinson for michael floyd.

    — based on my team, which would you pursue or would you just hold with what I have?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Den:

      2/4/5 I’d pursue

      • Den says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks , I have the trade proposals out there there & just waiting to see if I get anything by sunday/ worse case scenario by Sunday no trade & I still have ben Tate. I do like the tasty matchup vs raiders in cleveland.
        — if that’s the case at RB2 who do you roll w/ Tate vs raiders, or ahmad Bradshaw @pittsburgh . & would it sway your decision anyway of Trent Richardson is ruled out?

        – on the WR side of the deal isnt done my wrs are WR(demaryus) already went so WR2 Kelvin benjamin & WR3 cordarrelle patterson? Unless I add one of these off free agency to start as my wr3:
        John brown vs philly
        Jordan Matthews @ Arizona
        Jarvis Landry @ Jacksonville
        Brian hartline @ Jacksonville
        Riley Cooper @ Arizona
        Kenny stills vs Packers (do you think he’ll get more looks w/ Khiry robinson & Pierre Thomas ruled out?)

        Chris hogan @ jets
        Or Dexter Mccluster vs Texans.

        – I wish I didn’t start Oliver at flex last night then I’d have more flexibility

  43. Frank White says:
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    Charles Clay or Crockett Gillmore?? Gillmore’s notes talk him up huge especially with Owen out.

  44. Frank White says:
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    Or Clay Harbor?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Charles Clay

      • Frank White says:
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        Thnx!!

  45. J-FOH says:
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    My first time doing DK and I forgot to update after my initial choices…Sammy Watkins (Yeah!) Seattle (NO!) Denard Robinson (good value) Clay Harbor…more like Pearl Harbor

    Still fun, getting a better feel now that I started playing it.

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