Peak Lions.

Peak Lions.

I usually dedicate this space for what is the marquee match-up of the time slot. True, I dictate those decisions, so there’s a measure of bias, to be sure. Which is why you should feel lucky that the Chargers aren’t playing until this afternoon, but looking at the schedule for all the early games today, there is something strikingly lacking. And that’s a marquee game, as you might have sensed, there are none. But more than that, there are literally no compelling games whatsoever, probably a first since, well, whenever the last Browns and Buccaneers were playing against each other. Washington versus the Jets? Meh. Cardinals against a Benless Steelers? Eh. Chiefs without Charles visiting the Vikings? Eeesh. Texans against the Jaguars? Holy sh*t. So let’s just focus on what is probably the worst game of the week, and that’s the race to the bottom of the NFC North by the Bears and the 0-5 Lions. Haha, just kidding. Like anybody wants to hear about that…

Rankings have been updated for today’s games and can be found here.

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  • While we had already assumed the fallout from the Jamaal Charles incident, there’s now confirmation from from a Chiefs reporter (Adam Teicher) that Charcandrick West will be given the first opportunity to be the lead back. He’s been labeled “a poor man’s Jamaal Charles”, which I guess could be used to describe half the running backs in the league if you think about it… For what it’s worth, Kniles Davis will most likely be the short-yardage and goal line back… which means little since the I doubt the Chiefs will see much of the goal line.
  • I had assumed that Justin Forsett would start, but the Ravens have promoted Terrence Magee from the practice squad, putting Forsett’s availability in question. If you have similar options, you might want to go that direction and Buck Allen appears to be the primary Ravens’ back this week their game-time decision is to sit Forsett.
  • DeSean Jackson has been downgraded to OUT, still suffering from complications of a hamstring injury. If only he didn’t have any gang associations, he’d probably be starting this week.
  • Bills have been insisting that Tyrod Taylor is a game-time decision, but news is now coming out that E.J. Manuel is expected to start today. I’d expect a knock out performance.

 

 

  1. Blake says:
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    so I have forsett – Here is my lineup

    WR: P Garcon
    WR: Marquess Wilson
    RB: L Bell
    RB: Justin Forsett
    TE: A Gates
    W/R/T: C ivory
    B: Greg Olsen
    B: A Cooper – Bye
    B: M evans

    u think Forsett will sit? I cant drop evans or cooper so start Olsen at flex?

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      also – is Wilson legit? I have the following on waiver wire (standard league)

      A Johnson – why do you and Tehol have him ranked so differently?)
      K Aiken
      R Randle
      D Adams
      D baldwin

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Blake: I like him, but it all depends on Jeffery. I think him and Royal are still the options ahead of him, depending on scheme. I guess Tehol things he’ll have a big game against the Patriots. I don’t see the Colts doing anything much that game…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blake: I think you should probably not start Forsett. I think Olsen at the flex is a good option enough here to not take the risk.

  2. Zandy says:
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    Need 1 rb and a flex for today/tonight
    Gore, Dion Lewis, Ty Hilton and ARob
    Std scoring

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Lewis and Robinson.

  3. Michael says:
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    Green Bay or Carolina defense today? Thanks

  4. football says:
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    would you start buck allen ? my other choices at RB are CJ anderson, duke johnson and bradshaw

    pick two of them. 1 point PPR league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @football: I’d still go Anderson there, but with a side of Buck.

      • football says:
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        @Jay:

        so sit duke and start buck??

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @football: Actually, rereading, I think Duke and Anderson are your best bet.

  5. Pppppphhh says:
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    rotoworld reports forsett is getting the start… im kind of worried about an in-game flare up and only gettin 1 or 2 quarters out of him. if gurantee hed play the whole time id start him, but with the concern above… would you play either
    1)frank gore or
    2) lamar miller over forsett.

    nothing says these guys wont get hurt themselves but at least they’re going into it healthy.

    other option is to start forsett and one of the above while benching either: james jones, brandon marshall, or alshon jeffery..

    thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pppppphhh: Yeah, I’m worried too. I’d do Gore or Miller over Forsett.

  6. Nick says:
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    Cutler or stafford?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Cutler, but it’s close.

  7. Fella says:
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    Would you start either Buck Allen or David Johnson over Ameer Abdullah this week, in a .5 PPR H2H league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fella: Still going Ameer there, but it’s close.

  8. E says:
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    Who should my flex be? 1 ppr

    Thomas Rawls
    Joique bell
    Antonio Andrews
    Toby gerhart
    Theo riddick
    Ty Montgomery

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @E: I’d go Joique there.

  9. Ron says:
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    I have Palmer as my starting QB.

    Give: Bradford and Watkins
    Get: Bortles and Jordan Matthews

    Would you do this trade??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yeah, I’m fine with it.

  10. Ron says:
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    .5PPR – Decker, Hyde or Woodhead?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Woodhead.

  11. b says:
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    Start Russel Wilson or Carlson Palmer this week? Wilson has cost me 2 games this season.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Palmer this week is fine. Yeah, his o-line is terrible right now.

  12. Ryan M says:
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    Do I play McCoy today or go with mike Wallace for my flex?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan M: nervous about him jot being 100%. Wallace.

  13. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, you forgot Bennett, he is going to play through a quad injury it appears…with that said, do you start him at flex or Garcon (no DeSean, probably not the best for Garcon but someone has to catch some passes) or Duke J ??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: actually, duke there seems interesting. Might go that direction.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: even in non-ppr format against Denver denfese (albeit only ranked 17th against the run)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: yeah, it’s a pickle. But I don’t like Bennetts outlook.

  14. Landisimo3 says:
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    Who do I start as my 2nd RB this week? (Brace yourself)

    Denard
    Riddick
    Andrews
    Rawls

    Fwiw, it’s a 14 team league and I’m 4-1…. Thanks !

    • b says:
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      @Landisimo3:

      For me – Andrews without a doubt. Rawls is done this week if Lynch is back.

  15. Whiskey T says:
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    Gotta choose one… Cj Anderson or an injured but possibly active forsett… Non ppr. Thanks for the help man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Whiskey T: Anderson is safer probably.

  16. b says:
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    Another one for you. Who would you start on flex? Frank Gore or Allen Robinson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @b: Robinson for ceiling, Gore for floor.

  17. Michael says:
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    Wilson, Kaepernick or Mariota at Qb this week?

  18. Barker says:
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    Ppr flex need one

    Hurns duke johnson moncreif

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: also bennett or walker for TE

  19. mcBlunty says:
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    need 2 out of these 3, full ppr

    delanie walker, juilus thomas or jon stewart

  20. thesportsguy says:
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    assuming Yeldon is out….non PPR, 1 pt for 15 yards (not 10)

    need two
    J hill
    C Johnson
    Duke Johnson
    Denied Robinson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @thesportsguy: hill and duke. But I think he plays.

      • thesportsguy says:
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        yeldon is out….sill duke and Hill? and why not Chris Johnson? worried about david Johnson?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @thesportsguy: You’re right, just read that, yeah, Duke, Hill

  21. Viva el Pujols says:
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    Are Watkins demand for the ball and EJ being more of a pocket passer compelling enough to start Sammy over Wallace as a WR3?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Viva el Pujols: Not this week. Still going with Wallace there.

  22. Charles says:
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    Sanity check, if Forsett is active, would to play him over Allen? Any reservations? (0.5 PPR)

    Bengals or Panthers D?

    Abdullah or Martavis (0.5 PPR)?

    Gordon or Woodhead (no PPR)?

    Eli or Luck (assuming Luck is active tonight)?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: nope. Bengals. Ameer and woody.

  23. mcBlunty says:
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    all are based on ppt scoring

    pick 2
    steve smith, lamar miller, golden tate, anquan boldin,

    pick 1
    amendola or andre johnson

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mcBlunty: miller, tate and Johnson

  24. Wide Right says:
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    PPR League.. start Tate over Rueben Randle and Rishard Matthews?? Seems like the safest play.

  25. Scooter G says:
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    A bit nervous about playing a banged up Hyde against tough Balt D. Do you see a better option for me though?

    have cj Anderson abdullah and k Davis on my bench. My league is standard but awards 1 pt per 10 return yards which at least helps a bit for abdullah and Davis. Who do you start?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scooter G: probably still hyde there

  26. The imp says:
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    Blount or Buck if Forsett sits in PPR?
    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Smoke that blount

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Who’s the flex:

    McCoy
    West
    Woodhead
    Lamar

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

  28. Foxy says:
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    Do I sit any of Alan Robinson, J Matthews, Jeffrey, L Miller or Forsett (I own Allen) for Steve Smith providing Smith does indeed play today? Thanks!!

  29. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Should I roll with Andre Johnson or Steve Smith, if he’s playing, which reports say he is for my flex? Thanks and good luck today!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Smith, you too!

  30. baller says:
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    who should i play today. 12 team ppt league,

    duke johnson or buck allen

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @baller: Duke. It’s looking like Forsett is in.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @baller: Duke right now.

  31. friar says:
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    Any guess on how likely it is that Dion Lewis plays tonight?

    If there’s a sizable chance he sits, then I’ll either need to drop Knile Davis so I can pick up Ruben Randle (I’ll need someone I can plug in at my flex), or else I need to bench Moncrief for Decker (again, that would give me Moncrief as a SNF flex option). I’d rather not do either of those, but if Lewis is truly questionable, I might have to.

    • friar says:
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      @friar: Actually, just noticed that Moncrief is way further down your rankings than I thought he was. Did you move him down? In a 0.5 ppr league, would you play Decker and C.J. Anderson ahead of Moncrief, regardless of Lewis’s injury situation?

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @friar: I just asked a similar question below regarding CJ and Moncrief. For what it’s worth, as of now I’m rolling with CJ. Fantasy Pros has him ranked a little higher according to their “Top 20 experts.”

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: he’ll play.

  32. malen says:
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    I had picked up Marquess Wilson in case Jeffery couldn’t go. Now with Jeffery back, I need someone for him and Lacy on byes next week.
    RB: Lacy, Hyde, Christine Michael, Antonio Andrews
    WR: Jeffery, Jordan Matthews, Kendall Wright, Garcon, Andre Johnson, Wilson
    (Start two of each and a flex.)

    Some folks that are available:
    RB: Vereen, Denard Robinson, Sproles, Buck Allen, Chris Thompson, Riddick, Reece…
    WR: Shorts, Terrance Williams (I’m interested with Cassel moving in), Randle, Crowder…

    Anyone you’d pick up for any of my guys? I wanna pick up someone today instead of waiting for the waiver wire, but some of them (like Robinson and Allen) are probably not as valuable next week. Wilson is 100% droppable, and then Andrews? Johnson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @malen: I’d try to get Williams.

  33. artzlab says:
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    So i have odell in my flex, and looking at a possible larry donnell pivot if he doesn’t play. potential drops would be carolina (starting cincy vs manuel), cincy (getting dropped after this week anyway), isaih crowell. thoughts? thanks and keep up the great work.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @artzlab: Probably Cincy then. Thanks!

  34. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Alright Jay, in a 1 point PPR, .25 point PPC league, would you roll with Moncrief or CJ Anderson as your flex? You have Moncrief ranked higher but CJ is facing a terrible run defense. Final thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: still leaning Moncrief I think. Andserson is a good floor choice though

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: i know above you went cj, which i don’t think is a bad idea, just fyi

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Jay: It’s a tough call for sure! I’m going to be pissed when Moncrief gets a TD and CJ does nothing with this 10 weekly carries.

        I see you in that top 20 list, by the way. Nice work.

        A previous Razz football contributor Chet is actually #1 as well.

  35. Nick says:
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    Jay, Bennett now probable & injury seems less concerning…roll out Bennett at flex over Duke J, right? I have Gates in my TE spot.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: yeah, i haven’t had a chance to sit down and see that report yet. If he doesn’t look limited, yeah.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: They really keep you guessing with the injury reports that flood yahoo…ugh

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: It’s literally the stupidist thing from the NFL that translates to fantasy.

  36. Philsfan1976 says:
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    In PPR should i sit Forsett in favor of Woodhead?

    • Philsfan1976 says:
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      @Philsfan1976:
      Vereen is also an option.

      • Philsfan1976 says:
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        @Jay: thanks and have a great day

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Philsfan1976: You too! GL to the new Dolphins regime, btw.

  37. Michael says:
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    Should i roll the dice and hope buck allen starts and play him over either j. hill or a. morris?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Michael: not over hill. Yes over Morris.

  38. Megan says:
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    Super torn this week. Yahoo Standard, 14 team league. Chris Ivory, LeSean McCoy, Charcandrick West and Marshawn Lynch. Who should I sit this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Megan: Real tough one. I think you have to sit Shady this week. Good luck!

      • Megan says:
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        @Jay: Thanks man. Have a great Sunday!

  39. friar says:
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    Who would you recommend as a last minute speculative waiver add today, just as someone to stash on my bench and hope he turns into something? Non-ppr.

    Kamar Aiken (Steve Smith active, but maybe hurt)
    Theo Riddick (Bell out)
    Denard Robinson (Yeldon out)
    Buck Allen (Forsett active, but maybe hurt)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: Aiken, would have gone Riddick if it was a PPR.

  40. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr league

    Flex James Jones or Antonio Gates?

    happy sunday man
    ryan

  41. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    here’s me and Tehol for the spreadsheet

    DEN
    CIN
    MIN
    JAX
    DET
    NYJ
    ARI
    TEN
    SEA
    GB
    BAL
    NE
    PHI

    Tehol
    Denver
    Cin
    Minn
    Houston
    Bears
    Jets
    Cards
    Miami
    SEA
    GB
    SF
    NE
    Eags

  42. Oppo Taco says:
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    Kamar aiken @SF
    Ty Montgomery vs SD
    Ryan Mathews vs NYG
    .5 ppr I can only start 1. MUST WIN WEEK. who should i play? Had Aiken locked in but Smiff is back

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Also have dwane harris

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Hmm, still might go Aiken there.

  43. Foxy says:
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    Jay, not sure what to do with Forsett. I have Buck Allen, Steve Smith and Crockett Gillmore (yeah, that IS too many Ravens!!! hehe). Do I play Forsett if he starts? Allen if he doesn’t? Or avoid it all together and put in one of the other two, if Smith plays? Yeah, that is WAY too many Raven questions but … here we are!! Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Foxy: I say Smith here if he plays. Other wise, just roll with Forsett and hope for the best

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