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With the Panthers and Broncos Super Bowl 50 rematch in the books thanks to Graham Ganope doing his best impersonation of Blair Walsh, or, you know, the O.G.: Billy Cundiff, the first Sunday of Football has finally arrived! And what a plethora of choices to choose from in the morning portion of today’s schedule… so many historic matchups, so many engrossing storylines… we have the Packers visiting the Jaguars… uh, err. Okay, never mind with that one. We have the Bills taking on the Ravens. Uhhhh no. Hmm. Bears at Texans? Eh… Okay, okay, we have the Browns at the Eagles! Actually, what the f*ck? Oh, wait everyone, I found an interdivisional game with a storyline to boot… the Buccaneers take on the Falcons! Sh*t, that’s from the NFC South, the NFL’s very own dumpster fire. Vikings at Titans? Seriously? Bengals at JetsRaiders at SaintsChargers at Chiefs? Okay, honestly, what is going on here? Yeah, excuse me, NFL scheduler? Yeah, you should probably drive over to my house so I can promptly punch you in the ear. Sigh. It’s like they know that we haven’t had any real football for the last 20 years and they are getting rid of all these terrible games in the first week. I’d respect the strategy if I wasn’t stuck watching the execution. Welp, might as well check out the Browns and Eagles, that seems like a game that could reach derp level ten in no time… or cause profound alcohol consumption. Seems good.

Oh, before we get to our updated rankings and all of your lineup questions, if you missed it, Rudy released the Pigskinator (which can be accessed from our Menu above or by clicking here). These tools provide you with in-season weekly projections that you can use on a game-by-game basis. In addition, we also unveiled a brand new Daily Fantasy Bot that’ll help you win some of that cash monies, if you’re into that sort of thing. I mean, it’s money, so you could say I’m a fan. Check these out, as they are completely free to use for the next four weeks!

It should be noted that today marks a day that means something a little different for everyone, but is still entwined as a common thread for those of us who were old enough to understand what was happening, and saw how this event shaped the world soon after. I will only say that my thoughts and remembrances go out to the victims and first responders and all their families that were affected by such a terrible and evil act 15 years ago today.

Something something, Tim Tebow joke…

 

 
Note: Use the “Flex” tab if you need a more complete picture to decide your starts and sits. Use the “OP” tab for 2QB Leagues. And you can access our Half PPR and PPR rankings using the drop down box in the top left of our rankings when you select the RB, WR, TE, or Flex positions. Any and all questions will be answered below…
 
 

  1. Dave says:
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    Hey Jay!

    For my PPR flex I need to choose one of these 3 – Jordan Matthews, Desean Jackson, or Gio (leaning towards one of the other 2) who would you go with?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: Yeah, I agree, this is a non-Gio party.

  2. don says:
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    Is there a reason why Eric Decker was dropped so low on your rankings?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @don: Yeah, total human error. For some reason, I had him drop 50 or so spots in STD but not PPR. He’s back where he should be…

  3. Old Dirty says:
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    In a 4 keeper dynasty.. 1/2 ppr

    Would you swap out t. Benjamin for any of the following ?
    – Pryor, c. Coleman, Dion lewis (can’t place on ir spot in cbs league), Michael Thomas

    I have :
    Qb – Wilson
    Rb – freeman/ ware
    Wr – Evans/ a. Brown
    Te – j. Thomas
    Bench – sims, r. Jennings, k. Benjamin, s. Shepard

    Eventually, I will have to use this position to swap out a qb in week 5 for Wilson, but wanted to see if anyone has enough upside to take a chance on …..possibly even make a trade before then

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: I think Benjamin is an upgrade over Pryor.

      • Old Dirty says:
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        @Jay:

        Sorry…I just re-read my message and realized that I wasn’t clear. I have T. Benjamin. I was asking to drop him for c. Coleman, Michael Thomas, or Dion Lewis.

        Thanks again

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Oh, haha, totally read that wrong. I’d hold on Benjamin for now, I’m really curious about him in the Chargers offense, there is a chance he could thrive here. I’d wait to see what happens today.

  4. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    you mentioned a pick em, and me and Tehol last year for a while were doing them with spreads so here we go:
    ATL vs TB (ATL covering -2.5)
    TEN vs MIN (TEN getting +3)
    PHI vs CLE (CLE getting +3.5)
    NYJ vs CIN (NYJ getting +1.5)
    NO vs OAK (OAK getting +2.5)
    KC vs SD (KC covering -7)
    BAL vs BUF (BAL covering -3)
    HOU vs CHI (HOU covering -5)
    JAX vs GB (JAX getting +4.5)
    SEA vs MIA (SEA covering -10.5)
    DAL vs NYG (NYG pick)
    IND vs DET (IND covering -3)
    ARI vs NE (ARI covering -7)
    WAS vs PIT (WAS getting +3)
    SF vs LA (LA covering -2.5),
    if just to win:
    ATL
    MIN
    PHI
    NYJ
    OAK
    KC
    BAL
    HOU
    GB
    SEA
    NYG
    IND
    ARI
    WAS
    LA

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, tried to implement a system this season, but had to concentrate on other things for the year (one of them the pigskinator). Maybe next year we’ll figure something out!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay: yeah, i should’ve realized if i didn’t see it yet it wasn’t coming. good on the pigskinator though.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Thanks! I really want to implement pick em, but I just couldn’t quite get it ready in time…

  5. Toby says:
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    I have Forte starting at RB2 and Ware at Flex. Should I consider sitting one of them for Christine Michael?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Toby: Naw, I still have both ahead of him right now in standard leagues.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Toby: Actually, was looking at that wrong, I have Michael over Forte, so be sure to note that. Ware and Michael there.

      • Toby says:
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        @Jay: that’s what I thought. I’m having trouble sitting Forte but I tend to agree with your ranking. Thanks for the help.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          I agree, Forte moved up a lot this morning, but only overtook Michael in PPR formats.

  6. Da Foos Ball God says:
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    RB2 in a 1/2 PT PPR league – Charcandrick West or Jeremy Langford

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I have Langford there.

      • Da Foos Ball God says:
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        @Jay: thanks Jay

  7. Steve says:
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    Arian or Duke Johnson for Flex in standard scoring.
    Do you like either over Ware or Christine Michael?

    I’d lean towards Arian normally but that Seattle defense is intimidating…

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Steve: I’d take Ware easily over Michael. Michael should get some volume, but against a tough Miami front seven. Meanwhile, Ware will get a great matchup with high volume with Charles out against a weak Chargers defense.

      I agree with that. Arian has a very tough matchup against Seattle, while Duke has the possibility of not only getting work out of the backfield, but being the lead back if Crowell struggles. Against the Philly D, it’s worth a look this week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: I like Arian for the flex, but both are behind Ware and Michael.

  8. Dan says:
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    Hey Zach/Jay,

    12 team PPR league.

    Should I drop Treadwell for Eli Rogers before games kickoff? Seems like Eli is in the position to be much more productive this season, despite Treadwells superior skills.

    Thanks!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Dan: I would wait to see how they are both used in their respective offenses. Unless, you think Rogers is at risk of being taken.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dan: I think I’d do Rogers there. I like his situation a little bit more.

  9. KeeblerMN says:
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    Man, bad sign since I’m in a 10 team league… but for a flex who do you start?
    Jordan Matthews
    Allen Hurns
    Gio Bernard
    (Charles Sims, T Coleman)

    Right now I have Matthews in based on your ranks.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @KeeblerMN: If you’re in a PPR, I think it’s Sims easily, if not, I think you should give the look to Allen Hurns.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KeeblerMN: If it’s standard, I think I have Benard by a hair. Bernard at 63 and Matthews at 65 is what I’m seeing.

  10. EZ says:
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    Ware, John brown, or duke Johnson in a flex spot, ppr league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @EZ: Going Ware there.

  11. db says:
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    start will fuller or coleman in half point ppr think fuller has a great chance to grab a td against weak bears secondary

    • db says:
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      sims or gates ppr league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @db: I have Fuller there.

  12. JohnRamboJr says:
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    John Brown or TJ Yeldon in the flex spot?

  13. Mike in Busan says:
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    Well, this is interesting . Ivory out and Rawls “getting eased in.”
    Under the circumstances, who should I plug in as my RB2 in my PPR league?
    Woodhead, James White, TJ Yeldon, Christine Michael are my options.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike in Busan: I’m tempted with Woodhead, and he’s close with Michael. I would give Woodhead the edge here just based on that new Rawls news.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Jay:
        Thanks. TJ was tempting me with getting the full load and all.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Mike in Busan: Yeah, he actually moved up a lot in my rankings, but I think he’s right on the outside.

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Jay: Thanks, Jay; Latavius and Woodhead it is.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              I just updated my rankings as we were talking, let me double check real quick how the PPR got set up from the sync.

              • Mike in Busan says:
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                @Jay: cool, thanks

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              Yeah, actually do Yeldon over Woodhead, he moved up three on my rankings on my latest update.

              • Mike in Busan says:
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                @Jay: sure, let’s roll the dice. KC D scarier than GB D.

  14. doc says:
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    start fuller, dorsett, or tevin coleman half point ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @doc: coinflip, but fuller. They are like, right next to each other.

  15. Aaron says:
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    Currently have j. Langford as my rb2. Texans d has me nervous. Thoughts on trading him out for d. Sproles or j. White?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Keep up the faith, I’m sticking with Langford there. White would be my second choice though.

      • Aaron says:
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        @Jay: thanks. As a bears fan, i want him to be good. But it is the bears. . .

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Aaron: True enough, haha.

  16. William Hung says:
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    last year, my season was derailed from the get with both Dez Bryant and Matt Forte getting hurt. this season, I couldn’t even get to the start of the game before my Minny defense will be without their top corner. Hopefully the Titans pass game will suck enough for it to be insignificant… but still, I wish I could be one of the rare players who aren’t impacted by injury from the start of the season.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      In football, everyone gets a taste of this. Trust me.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Yeah I know – but it’d be nice to have the games start before someone getting hurt, or to just go through Week 1 without someone losing a limb

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @William Hung: I’m starting Zach effing Miller this week because I drafted Gronk in the second round.

            • Mike in Busan says:
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              @Jay: hey, it’s fantasy, man

  17. shiiia says:
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    you like corey coleman, perriman, or dorsett in a ppr league today?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @shiiia: I love Coleman out of those names.

  18. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay- who do you like for my RB 2 in a standard league:

    Michael, Jennings, Forsett

    Thanks, homie!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Jay: the other RB spot is Gore. He’s still above Jennings this week, right?

  19. shiiia says:
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    hey Jay c coleman or kevin white bears might be playing from behind

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @shiiia: It’s a fair point, but still going Coleman there.

  20. a bag of sand says:
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    flex rank non ppr:
    T West
    Sims
    Rishard Matthews
    James White

  21. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay, got one more…PPR league, pick 2 of these HBs:

    Yeldon, Michael, Forte, Forsett

    Leaning Michael/Forte but Yeldon with no Ivory has my unsure.

    Thanks again, my man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Yeah, in PPR, still going Michael and Forte, but Yeldon got close. Good luck!

  22. William Hung says:
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    Does Blair Walsh have the yips? That first FG attempt was TERRIBLE!!! I should’ve just drafted ANYONE but him

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: haha, Blair Walsh just doing Blair Walsh type things.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: why was he ranked as a near top 5 kicker?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Because he can kick some long range gems. Those tend to gain more points. (Of course, he also shanks a few.)

  23. William Hung says:
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    tough news on Keenan Allen – great talent that is being derailed about injury, early word is ACL. Cobb also hobbled off at the end of the last drive – hopefully nothing to see there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, not the thing I want to see.

  24. William Hung says:
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    damn – looks like I should’ve rolled with Matt Jones instead of Gio Bernard

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Still some time, but yeah, Jones is looking okay. I actually benched him in one of my other leagues for Woodhead.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: for me in my .5 PPR league, Woodhead is an anchor in my FLEX spot

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: He’s really underrated in those formats, I think sometimes he goes high in drafts because those are the people who have owned him before.

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