After a knock down, drag out battle with the ‘hawks, everyone thought ‘hey, Cam Newton at home against New Orleans, a team with a weak secondary?  He should destroy’um!’  In the famous last words to twitter…WELP.  Yeah, there have been very few ‘wow’ type plays from Cam over the last couple of weeks.  You could say he’s gone from ‘Cam wow’ to ‘sham wow’ but that would be such a blatant abuse of the pun world just to sneak in a Vince remix, I’d like to think I’m above that.  What?  Who put that link there!  I’m appalled!  But since it’s there already there…I mean, why remove it now, you know?  In reality, nothing new has happened for Cam to make me excited about him this week vs what he dealt with last week.  He’s still getting a great set up for a potential big game against an Eagles secondary that ranks near the bottom in most fantasy categories for points against when it comes to opposing QBs.  Well, I would say the main difference is that it’s not on Thursday Night…yeah, I am one of those guys who still thinks TNF sometimes gives us more WTF than the regular Sunday/Monday tilt.  It changes the dynamics of prep, of healing, of approach in general.  Some teams are good at it, some ain’t.  We’ll put Cam and company under the ‘can’t’ for this argument.  After the week and a half off leading up to this Sunday, I think Newton and crew come out swinging.  The best part is, the Panthers defense is still a mess so the game should stay competitive and give Cam a shot at that elusive 300/100 double bonus dip we all want and love.  Of course, if he can just pass for 300 and rush for 50 and add 3 TDs in there, we’ll all be happy, right?  Right.  So now that we’ve got that opening settled let’s start working towards a closing.  Here’s my hot takes for the week 10 DK slate…

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Aaron Rodgers, QB: $9,400 – As much as I believe Peyton and company are gonna do unspeakable things to the Raiders on Sunday, I think Rodgers will be the big QB name to pay up for between the two.  After a bye week and a loss to New Orleans, I don’t see Aaron and company letting up on division rival Chicago.  Given that this game also houses the highest O/U (currently at 53) and a Bears defense that’s still banged up, maybe A-Rod will put down his Hans and Franz act for a while and score a few points against the team that’s statistically the worst against QBs from a fantasy perspective.  GPP or Cash

Ben Roethlisberger, QB: $7,500 – Seriously…two straight weeks of 6 TDs.  But clearly he’s slowing down as he only threw for 340 in week 9.  I’ll probably build a lineup with him but I’m gonna have a hard time going back to this well in a GPP setting.  There’s just gonna be too many people on him.  That said, if you feel like you can successfully build a reasonably less owned lineup to support it, I support your decision.  It’s the flippin Jets, man.  GPP or Cash

Kyle Orton, QB: $6,700 – The matchup looks bad on paper but I’ll put it to you this way.  If Orton were playing a full season with his current stats, he’d be on pace for over 4,400 yards passing, 36 TDs and only 12 INT.  To put that into further perspective, that’s about the same pace that Drew Brees is on right now.  Ewww, what just hit me?  Were those pieces of brain?  Oh I get it.  MIND BLOWN.  I’m not gonna mention him below but clearly if you’re gonna roll Orton, you’re gonna go Sammy Watkins at $6,200…and heck at that price, why not just do it anyway, right?  GPP or Cash

Matt Ryan, QB: $6,300 – Fun fact!  I almost made Matt Ryan my lead but then remembered just how little I trust that offensive line for Atlanta.  But they did find a way to keep Ryan off the turf in London against that Detroit defense so maybe they’ve cured what ails them.  Eh, probably not but a trip to Tampa Bay usually cures all offensive woes.  But of course, it’ll never cure MRSA.  GPP or Cash

Mark Sanchez, QB: $5,400 – Ah the Sanchise…take a walk down philosophical lane with me, would you?  Let’s say you’re a QB playing for a team that doesn’t build nor develop skill or talent around you.  Let’s say that same team never really developed an offense in general while you were there.  Let’s say you were booed off of said team by all the ‘fans’ and are now in a system that has talent and is willing to give you a shot.  Could you be, say, a better QB than people give you credit for?  Well, we’re gonna find out on Sunday.  He played three of the four quarters and dropped 202 and 2 TDs to go with 2 INTs.  Both the Texans and the Panthers are less than stellar in the secondary this year so there’s reason for hope that the QB formerly known as Butt Fumble might actually still have something here…at least for this week.  GPP only

Marshawn Lynch, RB: $6,700 – Didn’t get you the 100 yard bonus for rushing but finished with 31 DK points last week against a soft running opponent at home and guess what?  He gets to do it all over again this week.  The price bump isn’t what you’d like but I think 25 is a reasonable expectation with plenty of room for more here.  Oh and if you were expecting me to talk about Matt Forte.  Yeah.  He’s good. You really need me to tell you that?  He also costs $10K.  Did you need me to tell you that, too?  If you can fit that in, good on you.  GPP or cash

LeSean McCoy, RB: $5,800 – Yeah, I’ve suggested these guys for basically three weeks straight.  Listen, RBs in this little game of ours are all about price point.  In general, you wanna pay for a WR or a TE in your flex if you’re winning the tourneys.  It just ain’t the game we used to know where RB-hoarding was the thing to do.  In reality, LeSean is slowly sneaking into being ‘that guy’ again.  Two of his last three games, LeSean has tallied over 100 yards rushing.  You know a big game is coming, you just have to be patient and enjoy the low price until it does.  GPP or cash

Bobby Rainey, RB: $4,400 – Not sure how he had 8 carries for 70 yards at some point in the first half and didn’t finish with over 100 yards rushing.  Oh wait, he plays for Tampa Bay.  THAT’s a solid reason!  This pick has a couple of caveats.  First one, is Doug Martin back week 10?  I doubt it, but we don’t know right now.  Caveat numero deux, how involved will Charles Sims be?  And if they plan on giving Charles Sims a majority of the carries, he’s only $3,600.  Just throwing that out there for ya since ATL gives up the most fantasy points to opposing RBs.  Let’s just hope Tampa Bay doesn’t screw us over like they’ve done to themselves this season and make it a three-way.  The BAD kind of three-way, guys…GPP only

Chris Ivory, RB: $4,300 – Paying attention to Vegas lines, you notice interesting trends.  The game opened at 44 with Pitt only winning the spread by a point and a half.  They’ve since raised the game total to 45 1/2 and Pitt winning it by 4 1/2 but I’m not so sure.  I think we have a team that might be figuring it out and could get a surprise win at home this week.  I know, calling a Jets win is like calling an M Night movie good.  That hasn’t happened in like 10 years.  Yes, I liked The Village.  Back off.  In either case, Ivory is one of those RBs where he can get you 100+ on the ground and 2 TDs.  That’s 25 without even catching a pass.  Enjoy.  GPP only

Jordy Nelson, WR: $7,600 – So yeah, any WR from Jordy’s price up should be in play this week.  Whether it’s good matchup or just being a stud receiver, doesn’t matter.  If you can price them in, play them.  Me, I’m just looking for value and a wide receiver who’ll probably be priced near Antonio Brown in a couple of weeks is such a value.  This is the highest O/U of the week so you’re gonna want in somehow.  PS, Cobb is only $7,400.  You know, in case you feel the need to fade Jordy in tourneys this week (but I personally wouldn’t).  GPP or cash

Calvin Johnson, WR: $7,100 – Seems like forever ago that we had the ability to write about Megatron.  Trust me, some of my season long teams know this all too well.  Viva la DFS!  The matchup isn’t enticing but if Calvin is a full go and no longer a decoy, watch out.  Just picture the end of ’40 Year Old Virgin’ as what can be expected.  And BTW, IF Mega is a full go and healthy enough to play his game, I don’t expect to be rostering Golden Tate much anywhere at a near equal price of $7,000.  GPP or cash

Julio Jones, WR: $6,600 – I meant to mention him during the Matt Ryan blurb.  I didn’t.  Here’s me making it up to you.  Oh and Roddy White?  Yeah, here’s your S/O for him too since he’s only $5,100.  GPP or cash

Alshon Jeffrey, WR: $6,000 – Stud receiver in the highest O/U game priced less than an all nighter with a high end New York call girl?  Yes please!  GPP or cash

Mike Evans, WR: $5,900 – They say to never go back to the well and after last week’s offensive explosion from Evans, it’s really hard to argue but unless the Buccs run the ball all day on ATL – which is very possible – the matchup says he’s a good get at this price.  And was that a really long sentence or is it just me?  GPP or cash

Martavis Bryant, WR: $5,500 – Bryant saw an increase in snap count in last week’s win and caught two touchdowns.  The only thing keeping him under the other guys above is that he did it on only 3 catches.  Such is the life of a red zone target.  The cool thing is, Jets are one of the worst in terms of red zone targets to opposing WRs.  Bryant is one of those guys who could have a three TD game if things fall the right way.  Which means I’m falling for him in tourneys.  *Swoons* GPP only

Andre Holmes, WR: $4,400 – I’m sure his seasonal owners feel a bit let down after his two TD game.  It’s ok, I’m sure Raiders season ticket holders feel the same way.  Raiders gonna raid, son.  The reality is we know Oaktown is gonna be playing from behind pretty much all day, leaving their receivers in play across the board.  GPP only

Kelvin Benjamin, WR: $4,200 – The smallest amount of targets Benjamin has received in a game so far this year is 6.  That was the game he was concussed.  He still went for 3/61/1.  The last time he only caught two passes, he followed it up with an 8/115/1 campaign.  Since Philly actually defends the TE position quite well, if you’re going with Cam, going with Kelvin as his pairing makes both fiscal and and common sense.  Don’t worry, this secondary won’t be breaking Benjamin.  GPP only

Kenny Britt, WR: $3,800 – Dare we?  Yes, we dare.  Cardinals give up plenty through the air and it’s fair to say the Rams will be playing from behind for most of the game.  Britt tallied 3/32/1 last week on a day where the team couldn’t get much going.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Britt is on the milly maker roster winner this week.  No, I wouldn’t put money on it.  Well, except in the fact he will be in one of my milly maker lineups.  GPP only

Heath Miller, TE: $4,500 – The first thing I’m gonna put here is that Jimmy Graham isn’t overpriced and he’s playable.  But did you really need me to tell you that?  Exactly, it’s why he doesn’t get his own blurb.  But Heath Miller does because he gets to face a team that has given up the most touchdowns to opposing TEs.  Hopefully Spaeth doesn’t get all that tight end love from Big Ben.  Wow, rereading that sentence…GPP or cash

Larry Donnell, TE: $4,400 – It was a pretty sleepy performance from the Giants overall on Monday with Larry being the lone bright spot (4/25/1).  Going up against a Seattle team that allowed 2 TDs to the opposing TE along with 8 receptions, I’ll take solace in Larry being sleepless in Seattle.  GPP or cash

Mychal Rivera, TE: $3,800 – Has Rivera become a thing?  I’m gonna say yes without providing further evidence.  Ok, ok, how about 20 targets over his last 2 games, equating to a 15/121/2 line?  And how about he’s facing a team near the bottom in giving up points to tight ends?  In the words of Jay from Deep Space 69…nnnnnnnnice.  GPP only

Arizona Cardinals, DST: $3,400 – If you’re gonna pay $3,400 for a defense, don’t do it on the Chiefs heading to Buffalo.  Consider this your final warning.  GPP or cash

Baltimore Ravens, DST: $3,200 – For the price and the situation, I’m putting down Ravens as my top defense for the week.  Titans are a mess and have a rookie QB who isn’t afraid of throwing it long…and turning the ball over.  Five sacks and two INTs later, you’ll thank me.  GPP or cash

Buffalo Bills, DST: $3,000 – For some reason, no one wants to believe the Bills are good.  My bros and bro-nettes, they’re 5-3.  I think for some reason people will assume that the Chiefs are the better team on Sunday.  That idea is about to get Buffalax’dGPP only

  1. Tarman Got Him says:
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    So I am 9-0 in this league. I have over 1,000 PTS Against. My team

    QB – Luck
    WR – Nelson
    WR – A Brown
    WR – Wallace
    RB – Murray
    RB – L Miller
    TE – Witten
    B – Rotherlberger
    B – Mathews
    B – J Hill
    B – Randle
    B – K Allen
    B – Beckham Jr
    B – Peterson***
    K – Vinatari
    DEF – None

    *** AP cleared waivers and my shortage at healthy RBs leaves me 2 real RBs. Looks like AP will be back so I thought dropping HOU DEF was the right thing to do seeing that I have time
    To decide who to drop before this weekend.

    I’m I a. Predicament. I will not Vinetari, although he is a kicker, he gets ample Fan PTS. I’m sure you disagree but my team is special.

    I have go to drop 2 people or go workout a kicker this week.

    What’s your advice? I am obviously starting Ben and hoping to either trade or release him after the Colts bye.

    I’m in a 10 Team H2H btw.

    Drop Allen? Drop Randle?

    I mean, all my players have pretty much passed their bye weeks. So what would YOU do?

    Thanks SKY!!!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: randle is droppable even in some 12 teamers i would think.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I would lose Allen…dont see a need for him

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: hehe.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Well if you’re not going to drop a kicker, I’d be dropping the Giants passing game. ODB/Randle

  2. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I have 1 more Q

    I am 4-4 in like 6th.

    Not many QB on Wire and I got Foles

    I was counter offered my ALF for His Rothlesberger

    At this point I may have to accept

    RBs: Forsett, J Bell, Bradshaw (of they use him more in the run game he could be a borderline RB 1 weekly with how much he is used in the pass game, Mathews ( should return soon ), and Ivory.

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: When you say ‘not many QBs’…who is actually available? Hard to say what trade you should make if we don’t know the other options.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Sky: Tannehill Flacco Sanchez McCown best available in this league.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Tarman Got Him: Not sure why you wouldn’t just pick up Sanchez against a bad secondary or even Tannehill. Makes a lot more sense than making a trade to me. Heck, even Flacco is serviceable.

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            @Sky: Thank you. I picked up Tannehill

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob

  3. Zandy says:
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    Hey sky
    In a 0.5 ppr with bonuses [email protected] and [email protected] receiving,
    drop crabtree for baldwin, torrey smith, hunter or Allen Robinson?
    Also have to start this guy with the byes this week
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Robinson

  4. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10-tm dynasty non-PPR, are you dropping or holding Ben Tate?

    Also, as a Tate owner I’m targeting West on waivers, though I doubt I’ll get him. Would you try to trade for Crowell, or is that backfield too F’ed to use multiple roster spots on in a 10-teamer?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Terrance West isn’t good, though…you can target Crowell but I guess I’d rather just stay out of the mess. Just keep Tate and let it work itself out if these are your options.

  5. Poo Poo Platter says:
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    Need to start 2 out of these 4 in a PPR this week out of Golden Tate, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr, or Justin Hunter? Could also drop Hunter For Davante Adams.

    Thanks Sky

  6. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, would you go Witten v. Jags or Donnell @ Seattle for TE in a 10-team non-ppr? I need all the upside I can get as I’m going up against the 2nd place team who really should be in first (I lucked out on matchups to secure 1st at the moment – $500 prize)

    Also, do you think I won in a trade for Kennan Allen giving up my Julian Edelman (again, non-ppr)? Funny, the trade was accepted on Sunday night (when I offered it up last week)

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: If you need upside, Donnell can provide that. Just look what Mychal Rivera did against the Seahawks last week.

      Yeah, I’d take Allen there. Edelman’s usage is very situational at this point and not all that useful in a non-PPR setting

  7. Kyle says:
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    Would you trade Rashad and Mike Floyd for Lamar Miller and Gates?

    My current TE is Ertz
    RBs: Ellington Forsett Rashad Andre Ellington
    wR: megatron, Hopkins, floyd, and Robinson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kyle: It’s not a bad trade if there’s really that little on waivers for TE but something tells me there’s enough out there that you wouldn’t have to do it.

  8. L-Boogie says:
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    Which D this week? Do I go with the better D or the worse opponent?

    Dallas vs Jax
    Dolphins @ Lions
    KC @ Bills
    or if you think… Bills vs KC

    Last time I started Cowboys D against a crappy opponent they blew it.

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @L-Boogie: Kinda talked about Bills up above, no? I’d go with them.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: I moved too slow. Someone pickup up Buffalo right before I went to do it.

        So now I’m down to the other choices.
        Dallas vs Jax
        Dolphins @ Lions
        KC @ Bills

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Dallas. Love the Dolphins but think Calvin has a big day on his return.

  9. CL says:
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    Sky: Sent you a head-to-head challenge invite. Do it. DO it.

    Also, got to fill this weekly DK Razzball league! I try to invite as many as possible. I mean, I’ve won once or twice, but do I have The Ebola and no one wants to try to take my money?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Ha, I’ll look into it when I can.

      Not sure why it’s so up and down. It’s been hit/miss last few weeks. Hopefully we fill this week. I’ll try to tweet it on Thurs/Fri

  10. Bert Macklin says:
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    What up Sky!

    Its a tricky bye week for me in my 14 team, .5 ppr league. Who should I start in my flex?

    Boobie Dixon vs. KC
    Charles Sims vs. Atl
    Kenny Britt @ Ari

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bert Macklin: Britt has the best matchup and the most secure role. I’d go with him

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Mr. Sky. Due to BYE weeks, I have left myself a little bit of an issue with my roster this week. I have Smith, Sr., Wallace, and Sims. I need one of them as WR3, then the 2nd guy has to be my W/R Flex. The 3rd guy on the list has to be dropped for a Defense. What are your moves?

    2) If you aren’t dropping Sims for a Defense, would you drop him for either Rainey, West, or FJax (if he gets cleared to play)?

    Thanks!

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

    • Sky

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      @Wilsonian:

      1) Smith/Wallace. No need to roll Sims out until you know what his role actually is.

      2) FJax. Hold on the others. Sims has a chance to win that backfield

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        @Sky: so who am I dropping then for a defense for this week? Those are the only logical drops. Just for Sh**s and giggles, here’s my current roster:

        QB: Ryan
        WR: Jones
        WR: M.Bryant
        WR: Smith, Sr.
        RB: Forte
        RB: Denard
        TE: Graham
        W/R: Sims
        Q/W/R/T: Palmer
        BN: Wallace
        BN: Brady – BYE
        BN: Edelman – BYE
        BN: LaFell – BYE
        BN: Hilton – BYE
        BN: Bradshaw – BYE
        BN: Vereen – BYE

        K: Hauschka
        DEF: Empty

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’m still not a huge fan of hanging onto Edelman. Think I mentioned him last week as a guy you can move off of. Very situational guy to play, in my opinion.

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            @Sky: he may have some value on the trade market. Think you’d package him with a Smith, Sr. for a WR upgrade for the week?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Go for it, my friend. Again, just my take. I kinda figured with the winds that Edelman would get involved and because of coverage scheming last week but Brady with Gronk back and a rejuvenated LaFell just makes Edelman share chuck down scraps with Vereen, IMHO.

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                @Sky: Good point. If I offered up Smith, Sr., Edelman, Vereen for Cobb and then picked up a DEF for this week and grabbed FJax or some other backup RB off the waiver wire, you think that’s a good move?

                • Sky

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                  That’d work for me if I could get that kind of haul. Don’t think Cobb’s TD rates are sustainable but still being A-Rod’s #2 is pretty sweet

  12. Joe says:
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    Sankey or Taliaferro in a PPR league, both for this week and ROS?

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      (I could also start Sims, but I already own Rainey…)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Joe: Sims probably coming in on third downs against a soft Atlanta defense…I don’t see a problem there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Joe: Neither isn’t an option? Guess it has to be Sankey. Titans should give him plenty of looks down the stretch to see what they have.

  13. Beats by Ray says:
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    Hey Sky, just traded Jeremy Hill (with a lil regret) & Dolphins D/ST for my man Josh Gordon… Pretty nervous and excited about it and wanted to see what your thoughts were… Also since Hill won’t be in my lineup for Thursday’s matchup, better FLEX play Reggie Bush, OBJ, Mychal Rivera, Andre Holmes or Anquan Boldin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Beats by Ray: I like it. Think you sold high on Hill

      Boldin. Pretty sure he’ll get plenty of looks in that game in New Orleans. Holmes has the highest upside in my book, though, but you’re banking on some junk time goodness there.

  14. pound sand says:
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    Pls rank these scrub RBs for 0.5 ppr:
    J Bell vs MIA
    Dixon vs KC
    T Mason @ ARI
    D McFadden vs DEN
    A Williams @ SEA

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @pound sand: Bell/Mason/Dixon(if FJAX is still out)/DMC/Andre

  15. pound sand says:
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    Rather have Terrance Williams or Allen Robinson ROS?
    0.5 PPR

  16. PooPoo Platter says:
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    What to do with Russel Wilson in a 2Qb league (4 pts per pass TD) trade him or stick it out?? My other QB is thankfully Big Ben but I don’t know if I can rely on that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @PooPoo Platter: Trade him for what? If you can upgrade, sure. He’ll finish the year as a top 15 guy with a chance at top 10 because of his legs. Just depends what you’re getting. If it’s a 2 QB league, can’t see you trading him for a skill player.

  17. Zandy says:
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    Thanks sky!
    any waiver/FA moves to make for the dreaded std league – vomit vomit vomit
    WR: Wallace, Mike Floyd
    RB: Ingram, Mason
    Flex? prob sims or wright this week unless you like an FA
    TE: Gresham
    BN: AndreJohnson, Wright, Hawkins, McKinnon, Sims, Stacy, Gray, JCameron,

    Waivers/FA: Blount, PT, Devonta, CJ2k, Doug, Starks, Latavius
    Britt, John Brown, Davante, Hurns, Landry, Stills, Moncrief, Riley Cooper
    Harbor, Rivera

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Hey Zandy. I’d drop Gresham for Rivera. Probably stand pat elsewhere.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks man – just made that move.
        Hyde, Jstew and Bryce were just dropped – drop stacy for any of them?
        thanks man

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ehhh, maybe Hyde? All of them are in messy situations

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: thanks sky — this team is 4-5 and aside from one 7-2 team and a 2-7 teams everyone is like 5-4 or 4-5. looking at this squad, what would you be thinking strategically? hold and pray? stash fliers? try to overpay to get something that resembles a stud? ive literally been tempted to propose my entire team for someone elses entire team haha

            • Sky

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              @Zandy: Your team really needs Sims to emerge. It’s very weak at RB with the AP news. WRs are less than exciting as well at this point. It’s a team that needs some high upside on the bench for sure.

              • Zandy says:
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                @Sky: perfect. thank you. if you have any ideas of high upside bench guys listed as fa’s or even deeper lemme know: latavius, jbrown, devonta stick out with dropping stacy, gray and hawk maybe…

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                  Sky says:
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                  Doesn’t have to be young to be upside. Kenny Britt is now the main target. Could also consider Stedman but need to see more to get too excited.

                  • Zandy says:
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                    @Sky: Britt and drop stacey – if hawk is out then ‘flex’ britt this week ?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Makes sense

  18. Connor says:
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    Sitting at 6-3 with a playoff spot pretty much locked up.
    QB- Brees, Eli Manning
    RB- Charles, Ellington, Lacy, Gio, Jeremy Hill, Sims
    WR- Antonio Brown, Julio, and Sammy Watkins
    TE- Greg Olsen and Travis Kelce
    D/ST- Ravens and Seahawks
    K- Parkley
    Bench
    Was looking to trade Gio, Hill and Watkins for Megatron. Am I overpaying or should I go for it? I could make the deal and pick up Fred Jackson off waivers

    • Sky

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      @Connor: If FJax is available, go for it. Love Watkins but Megatron is clearly an upgrade.

  19. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey there Sky! I need your FFB mastery this week… looking for a big upside play this week at the flex position. I’ve got too many week 10 byes rostered. Std, non PPR.

    Pick up: Holmes or Britt ?
    Drop : Keenan Alan or LaFell ?

    Or I could just roll the dice and go without a flex this week.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Hey Jay! How deep is this league? Seems weird to see Holmes available. I guess you could drop Allen, as queasy as that makes me.

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Sky: this one is only a 10 teamer. The top available WR free agents are :

        Hurns
        Royal
        Holmes
        Wayne

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Spammer Jay: don’t consider royal. wayne probably best.

  20. Tyler says:
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    Sanders + Hillman too much to give up for Jimmy Graham? Half ppr, need to start 3 WR, 2 RB, TE & flex and I also have Demaryius, Julio, Josh Gordon, Davante Adams, Vereen, McKinnon, Mathews, & Sankey. My TEs currently are Witten & Clay.

    I know in a vacuum I’m overpaying but I think this trade gives me a net benefit. Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not seeing you having the right RB depth to make that trade.

  21. Jake says:
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    Would you trade mason and Sanchez for Gio I have Andrew luck but worried about Gio injury

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tre Mason and Mark Sanchez? Gio has the highest upside of the three. I’d want him there for the what if factor.

  22. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-team standard, 5pt bonus at 100yds, start 3 WR, no flex. Another owner’s shopping for a top TE, dangling WR.

    His team:
    WR – Megatron, Julio, Maclin, Sanders, + a couple low-end guys
    TE – Allen, Rudolph

    My team:
    WR – Marshall, Roddy , Wallace, ODB, Randle, Hunter, J. Brown
    TE – Gronk, Kelce

    Is it worth offering Gronk + a low-end WR for one of his elite WR and a TE to pair with Kelce (whose ROS schedule is great)? Or just hold and enjoy the fiesta?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t see a reason for you to trade away the most dominant TE in the game right now. Just keep Kelce around for insurance.

  23. Dom B says:
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    Should i give up Kelvin Benjamin for Megatron

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Dom B: yes

  24. L-Boogie says:
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    Palmer vs Rams or Cutler @ GB this week?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Should both be reasonable. I’ll give Palmer the edge simply because his team is playing well as a whole.

  25. J-FOH says:
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    from what I remembered I liked the Village too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Never liked Signs, actually, which is funny since so many people mention it as their fave of his. I don’t get it. The Village had an interesting premise and nice visuals. My fave by him is Unbreakable. Very underrated.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: Got Unbreakable on DVD, was nicely set up for sequels. I liked 6th sense better than signs. Signs never delivered to my expectations.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nice. Signs just felt predictable. Not that I expected a huge plot twist but the way it ended was kinda what I expected by about the halfway point. Just not interesting in my book.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: did you leave unbreakable the first time and think you can’t wait for the sequel

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              With it being an M Night film, I never expected a sequel.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: the 7th sense might not of been that bad. But what is it?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  ‘I see made up imaginary friends people’

                  Basically turning Drop Dead Fred into a thriller

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: “I see the devil in music” or basically footloose, but from John Lithgows perspective

  26. Dom B says:
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    Should i give up Kelvin Benjamin for Megatron?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yes, bit of a no brainer there.

  27. Nick says:
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    In a 10-team non-ppr would you offer McKinnon for Garcon? How about Witten or Donnell for Ertz (he has amazingly easy schedule at end, I dont think Donnell will do it as he came from wires but maybe Witten)?

    Here is my roster:

    qB- Rodgers
    Rb-Murray, R Jennings, Ingram, McKinnon, Matthews
    WR-Cobb, K Allen, Beckham, M Bryant, A Johnson & Sanu
    TE-Witten & Donnell
    K-Crosby
    D-Ravens

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You might have a hard time moving McKinnon unless your leaguemates missed the AP news.

      You can try Witten. Would rather have Donnell over Ertz, though. He’s not on the field enough to take advantage of good matchups.

  28. Dom B says:
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    Is Odell Beckham Jr a WR 1, 2, OR 3

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      more a flex. Really matters more about the Giants run game getting back on track if he’s a WR3

  29. the imp says:
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    Greetings, Sky.
    12 PPR with shallow bench (4 total) in a 1QB/6pt passing TDs league.
    I picked up Stafford during his bye after Cam (who I noted in your notes already…see I do read the column once in a while) laid the egg last Th. Now that Cam is unlocked, I’m of course having trouble deciding who to drop for my bye week TE (go GRONK!).
    What do you think, are these guys both in the stream team in a league with only 15 QBs owned (so I’d keep Cam) or is Megatron’s return about to set Matt’s stats afire?

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: Sorry, not 15 but now 20 QBs owned …no good excuse, so I guess I’m just trying to confuse us.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You don’t have to try too hard with me!

    • Sky

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      Yooooo. Yeah, that’s hard to say. I think Stafford is good but they’re both roller coasters. I’d rather go with Stafford and hope for the best but Cam is the more talented of the two.

  30. oppo taco says:
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    must win week, would you trade lamar and vjax to get shady? .5 PPR
    with Keenan Allen on bye my starting WR after this trade would be Roddy vsTB, [email protected] and Britt vs Arizona

    Stills is on the Waiver Wire
    qb- cam
    wr – roddy
    wr – randle
    wr – Vjax
    rb – Murray
    rb – ingram
    te – graham
    flex – lamar
    bench – britt, oliver, mathews, keenan allen, kyle rudolph

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it

  31. Zandy says:
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    hey sky – if you dont mind, i think you missed my comment above looking for guidance. thanks man

  32. Eric the Red says:
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    Sky,

    This week (and ROS) I am leaning toward Packers defense over Chiefs. If Watkins is out, I’ll stick with KC, but my gut says Packers will get their stats under the lights on SNF.

    What say you?

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eric the Red: I don’t think you have to stick with anything personally. I don’t particularly like either matchup but if I had to choose, GB makes sense. A-Rod forces many teams to become one-dimensional, giving the defense some opportunities to gamble.

  33. friar says:
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    I’m currently platooning Matt Ryan and Carson Palmer at QB in my 12-team league. Thus far it’s been…not great, but not terrible. I’m hoping to trade for a better QB, but I also want to figure out my plan for if I’m not able to make a deal happen. Ideally, I’d only carry one QB now that I’m past the byes, but I’m not sure which guy to roll with.

    Should I:
    A) Put my faith in Matty Ice. He’s got a much easier schedule going forward and plays 5 of his remaining 7 games in a dome. Of course, his O-Line still sucks…
    B) Roll with Palmer. He’s been solid in every game he’s played so far, but doesn’t really seem to have the upside of an elite QB.
    C) Keep both guys on my roster. If I can’t make a trade for a top QB, then I really need to play the matchups in order to have a shot at a high ceiling (Ryan) while also having the safety of a high floor (Palmer).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @friar:

      Carson Palmer has been pretty good since his return from the nerve issue and is playing on a team that’s playing well. But unless you’re saying you have a player you know you want to pick up, C makes the most sense.

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        @Sky: My plan had been to package one of the two in a deal with the Foles owner, to try to upgrade elsewhere. I was planning to offer something like Ryan and Hopkins for Julio, or Palmer and Mathews for Foster.

        I don’t want to do it, though, if it will leave me vulnerable at QB, since I’m in good shape at both RB and WR and good QBs are hard to come by in my league. Thoughts?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d be fine staying with Palmer if you can upgrade elsewhere. What’s on the FA for QB?

          • friar says:
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            @Sky: Dalton, Orton, Carr, McCown, Bortles, Bridgewater, A.Smith, and RGIII.

            • Sky

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              Hrm, that’s not as dire as you’re making it. Go read my Orton blurb. If QBs are that overly owned, you should own him. Overall, you still have options.

  34. BEASTDOG says:
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    Hey SKY
    PPR league I can play 2 of these wr/flex … Baldwin VJAX Ertz and Beckham. Leaning VJAX Baldwin since Odell has SEA but Ertz has Monday night which is nice to have.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @BEASTDOG: You have the right 2

  35. Frank White says:
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    Sup Sky… If Fred Jackson Doesn’t play then I got Bush or Reddick. I know Jay rated Bush over Reddick but like Cam Newton, Bush hasn’t done Nothing in the past few weeks. Reddick is obviously better then Bush but do you think Reddick will get as many or less snap then Bush?? If its the same, I feel Reddick can get more yards after the play n my opinion.. IDK what u think

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Frank. They paid Bush, not Riddick. They’ll probably make sure he gets the most touches.

  36. Jax says:
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    Just accepted a trade for Roethlisberger and gave up Forsett (still undecided how I feel about this, but I figure the QB pts will help). Here is the rest of my roster:

    QB: B. Roethlisberger, C. Palmer
    RB: D. Murray, R. Hillman, G. Bernard (OUT), J. McKinnon (BYE), B. Sankey
    WR: D. Thomas, A. Johnson (BYE), M. Bryant, M. Evans
    TE: D. Walker, D. Allen (BYE)
    K: S. Gostkowski (BYE), C. Sturgis (will drop after Gostkowski’s BYE)
    D/ST: Seattle

    This is a 10-team PPR league. I just dropped E. Decker yesterday but am having second thoughts, especially after losing Forsett. Maybe I don’t deal with change well, haha. Question is: Should I drop Johnson (or someone else) to pick Decker back up (assuming I can get him)? Or leave my roster as is.

    Much thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want Decker over Andre, personally

      • Jax says:
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        @Sky:

        thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  37. Scott says:
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    In a standard 12-team league, my RBs are Rainey, Shady, The NYG duo, and Gio.

    I’m looking to sell Gio for anything I can get because I’m in a battle make the playoffs. Would you take Forsett and Keenan Allen for Gio and Gordon? My other WRs are decent (Julio, Benjamin, Tate, Michael Floyd). I’m quite close to pulling the trigger…

    Thanks a lot

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott: You’re not just moving Gio there, though…you’re moving the guy that finished as the top WR last year. Not really the best move. You can do much better.

  38. Evan says:
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    Both options are less than trustworthy this week: Cam’s inconsistency or Cutler’s struggles vs GB this week?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Austin Davis racked up 375 against Philly. I’ll take Cam

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Sky: ah yes, back in the days of certain STL morons claiming this guy was clearly a top 10 QB, if not better.

  39. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    having to pick through all of these schlubs for this week only, i know what rankings are.
    -tannehill (bad matchup, good last week, game could be close easily)
    -vick (bad QB, bad team, but probably gets some rush yards, and may have to throw a lot)
    -orton (good stats so far, team might actually have a lead though, and KC’s pass D 11th)
    -carr (on surface this seems great, will have to throw all day, but might have lowest floor with DEN being much better D than i thought, 5th at receiving yards)
    -mccown (extremely good matchup, but he’s also likely quite rusty and was horrible earlier in year, also ATL coming off bye and this is division game, so his floor could be lower than it seems)
    guessing only reason this isn’t carr is the floor? Tannehill is probably best talent but if miller is limited (or maybe even if not, coming off last week, AND DET coming off bye with their D at home) he could have ugly floor too. I asked Jaywrong too, just wanted yr take.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey:

      I’d go Orton there. Those numbers for KC are misleading and not really based on their talent in the secondary. Bills will neutralize that problem, in my opinion.

  40. It's me says:
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    I’m curious to see how this week goes. Everyone is on the same players and pricing is very distorted (similar to a couple of weeks ago). There’s gonna be a lot of overlap this week.

    Do you think head-to-head or 50/50 (or even small 3 or 5 team leagues) will yield the highest % of wins, given the same skilled player? I’m leaning towards the 50/50, which eliminates the risk of losing to a high score. I’m not worried about tanking that week in a 50/50 where I may have won a head-to-head against a low score, because if it’s a bad week I’m losing list h2hs anyway.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If we are looking at this from a macro level, I’d say a coin flip always wins the %age game.

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