Now I wish to start this post off by saying I’m a Seahawks fan.  I’m not a loud-mouthed one nor am I looking at this game as any form of victory.  The Rams whooped their butts and if they had any type of QB at the helm to run this offense more efficiently, Seattle would’ve/could’ve/should’ve lost this one.  It was terrible on multiple facets but I’m gonna admit I came away impressed with a player from Saint Louis tonight.  His name is Zac Stacy and he done good.  Against one of the better defenses in the league, Stacy touted the rock 26 times for 134 yards.  Not only was the volume night to see but averaging 5.2 ypc against a defense that was typically only giving up 3.7 and had only given up 641 total on the year, which is good enough for 6th best in the league?  Flex those pecs son, you owned this game.  Now I’m gonna throw a comparison out there but keep in mind I’m horrible at these.  At least my wife thinks so.  I told her she looked like Anna Gunn from Breaking Bad.  Seriously, I know she’s an annoying character but look past that, honey!  The hair, the eyes, the smile.  Sorry, it’s all there.  Yes, I’ll sleep on the couch tonight…but where was I?  Oh yeah, the comp.  Now I’m not saying he is exactly this but I saw a bit of Ray Rice in how he ran the ball tonight.  Big body between the tackles that can turn a 2 to 3 yard carry into a 5 to 6 yard one with a few wiggles and you barely see him do it.  Keep in mind I’m talking strictly about how he runs.  Not what he’ll do rest of season nor his future prospects but I will say I was thoroughly impressed.  Here’s to hoping that ankle sprain at the end of the game is very minor.  I’d love to see if Zac is an RB maniac.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…

Golden TateThat was immature of me.  That’s Tate’s response to the ‘wave goodbye’ routine on his way to the end zone and the spike in someone’s face when he finally got there on an 80 yard TD.  After 5/93/2 and that taunting penalty, I’m calling him The Golden Child.  BTW, this is the last blurb that’ll contain fantasy goodness.  It’s all downhill from here.  Savor it.

Kellen ClemensFunny how some sites abbreviate ‘QB rating’ to ‘QBRat’.  That fits Clemens.  Make no bones about it, the Rams weren’t in contention because of Kellen’s play (15/31 for 158 yards and 2 INT).  When someone gives you Clemens, you try and make Clemenade but I’m pretty sure it’s just Kellen pee in a cup.  Hey, STL, I hear that guy Tebow is still available…

Julius ThomasYeah, I’m bringing in news from wherever I can find it that’s not this game.  Orange Julius does not have a high ankle sprain and should be good to go after his bye.  Man, this game has drained me of all the good goofs I could have with mile high ankle sprain…I can’t even…

Daryl RichardsonWho called the Popo?  We got a COP in this here backfield!  *Crickets*…ok, fine be that way.  D-Rich returned to his role of ‘the guy who runs the sweep and outside run plays’ and did well with it, tallying 49 yards on 8 carries while chipping in 1 catch for another 8.  If Stacy is slowed or should miss any time, feel free to pick up D-Rich so he can sit on your bench.  What I’m trying to tell you is even if he’s starting, you really shouldn’t be starting him unless you’re desperate.

Russell WilsonHe was sacked 7 times.  That stat should tell you enough.  I don’t remember a moment where Wilson had a nano-second to throw the ball.  The Rams really brought it on defense tonight and I don’t think the ‘hawks had the best game plan given their offensive line issues.  Some wondered how I could rank Wilson as the 15th best QB in my Weekly Rankings.  All I can say is welp…don’t ask about my Vick ranking.  Unless you’re asking if it will ever happen again.  I can promise you I’m over it.

Marshawn LynchSome nights, I’m sure you wish you had 5 middle fingers.  Thrice skipped at the goal line for not one but TWO QB bootlegs and a final dart to Golden that just barely crossed the plane…yeah, I don’t know what the Frankfurter Seattle thought they were doing tonight.  After 8 carries for 23 yards, Lynch went and bought Skittlebrau to drown his sorrows.

Case KeenumWill get the start for the Texans this week despite Schaub being healthy enough to play.  Still need to watch some replay but in 2QB leagues, I’m officially interested.  There’s a Case for Keenum in Houston, he says pretending it’s the first time such a pun has ever been used…

Chris Givens – This Fantasy write up is sadder than a drunk, one-legged clown.  Stop making fun of Jon Gruden!  I’m pretty sure he has both legs, imaginary reader.  Givens totaled 75 yards with 4 for 59 through the air.  You know, looking back at how good Bradford’s stats were, it’s hard to fathom how bad owning any Rams player could’ve been prior to this week.  And now it’s Stacy or nothing.  Hope for STL fans sakes they’ll get to drink in a World Series win because the remainder of this season feels like a hangover for the Rams.

  1. KCC26 says:
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    Missed the game. Was wondering how legit Stacy looked! I was just offered McCoy, desean Jackson, and mike James for Charles, Keenan Allen and KC defense. Thinking that’s a no with the instability in the Philly offense right now. Then again, McCoy and Jackson have already seen their byes while Charles still has his to come. Sitting at 4-4. Gotta keep Charles right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KCC26: I’d actually take the skill position players side. That’s tough only because James’ value hinges drastically on the return of Martin or not. The offense may not be scoring, but their players are racking up yardage. I think it’ll sort itself out. I’d go with the McCoy side but I know it’s a gamble.

      • KCC26 says:
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        @Sky: ok, thanks for the input. Here’s some more context. Ccurre t running backs are Charles, Moreno, and Ridley with Ellington and Andre brown on the bench. So I likely would only maybe start James on bye weeks. My wr are :,jordy, Boykin, Allen, randle, and amendola (lost Cobb :/) go for it?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, go for it

  2. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Andre Brown and Blackmon for Welker.

    When Brown comes back I’ll have to drop someone. It will most likely be him.

    • Master says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: yes Welker side. Giants can’t run block anyway. These aren’t the days of tiki & Jacobs

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I’d do that simply because I don’t think Brown is going to get the lion’s share of carries.

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Deep two TE PPR league.

    Dreessen or Tamme?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: OJ is going to be fine but if you’re wondering who his backup is, it’s Dreessen based on snap count when he went down.

  4. David says:
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    Sky!

    I’m on a short roster ppr league and had to drop James Jones past weekend to avoid a goose egg. Now, I have a really good chance of getting him back through a claim. Should I do so? Marvin Jones is also out there, but I also know Andrew Hawkins might come back soon. By the way, I also have Jarrett Boykin on my team.
    Thanks buddy!!

    • Master says:
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      @David: jones definetly. He’s a far better long term option

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @David: Go after James Jones there.

  5. Chicken Dinner says:
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    One more if I may?

    My RBs Forte/Miller/ellington/Vereen/Ball
    WRs Dez/Gordon/T.will/ Keenan/Tate

    Trade Gordon/Miller for AJGreen?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner:

      Think you’ll regret that trade down the road. I’d stay with what you have.

  6. Zandy says:
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    Sky you crushed it this week with the lineup picks. I put up just under 140 pts in a std league!
    You worried at all about Stacy’s ankle? Assume it can’t be too bad since he did come back in for 4th down albeit as a decoy….

    Also football rules question, on 3rd and goal from the 2, Seahawks go offsides. Why wasn’t that a first down despite half the distance? Thanks bro

    • Master says:
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      @Zandy: offsides is not an automatic first down penalty

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: What Masters said on the goal line issue.

      And thanks! Glad I could help.

      It’s too early to tell w/Stacy. I’ll worry or not worry when I know more. For now, I just hope it’s not serious.

  7. AB says:
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    Hey Sky, how do you think Rivers compares to Romo? I can trade either for Zac Stacy and Keenan Allen in a league where I need WR/RB. Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @AB: I’d keep Rivers there. He’s been too consistent this year to underrate him at this point but you’re in a nice spot if you have both.

  8. Scott Steelers says:
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    Need to get a TE this week while Julius on bye
    Fasano vs Buf (picked up alex smith to start with kaepy on bye)
    Delanie vs Stl
    Quarless vs Chi who is horrible vs TE.

    • Master says:
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      @Scott Steelers: I’d take a sit on quarless but it’s all bad

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Haven’t gotten around to looking at matchups/rankings yet this week but I’ll take Delanie there and hope for some RZ goodness. Not a great crop.

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @Sky: haha I know right. Someone dropped Clay actually last nihht so I could get him Thurs morning before his matchup with Bengals Thurs?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d want Clay for consistent targets.

  9. Mdaddy says:
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    Would you burn a #1 waiver pick on Nate Burleson in a standard league? My league starts 3 WR’s and a Flex so it’s slim pickings and Greg Jennings as my WR3 isn’t doing much. The other options out there are Kenny Stills, LaFell, and Drew Davis. Any of these guys worth a #1 pick or no?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mdaddy: I wouldn’t

    • Master says:
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      @Mdaddy: it depends on your league. If you maintain your waiver priority each week then I wouldn’t do that. You never know when an injury bursts someone on the scene, and but lesson is a nice bye week fill in but not a difference making. Burbles on is a guy I’d stash in a deeper ppr league.

      • Master says:
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        @Master: just saw the ridiculous autocorrect butchering of burlesons name lol

        • Prez says:
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          @Master: she wont shut up, she just burbles on!

      • Mdaddy says:
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        @Master: Thanks, we do maintain waiver priority each week so I agree with you and will hold onto the pick until something more solid comes along via injury,

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: You know you don’t get free pizza for a year just for using your waiver right? I’m kidding of course. I wouldn’t. If you want one of those guys, just wait until waivers passes.

  10. CL says:
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    Would you hold Ivory in a 12 team PPR, or pick up a guy like Tim Wright, who has WR/TE flexibility in this league? He’d play in my flex this week, and maybe over Heath Miller ROS.

    10 team PPR… Zac Stacy is my only flex play this week. I hope this is nothing, otherwise I’m going to have to dump him, Joique Bell, or RG3 to field a team… thoughts?

    You da man as usual.

    • Master says:
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      @CL: I think it’s time to stop chasing ivory. He’s too unpredictable, doesn’t catch passes, on a bad offense…in a ppr he’s droppable absolutely. Also with the bye weeks hitting I’m leaving empty slots on some of my teams in order to not weaken my team for the stretch run with a bye week drop. It depends on your record, league, etc, but I wouldn’t drop any of those guys.

      • CL says:
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        @Master: I dig what yer saying. I’m 8-0 where I had Ivory. I just dropped him for Tim Wright because Ivory wasn’t going in over Shady, Woodhead, or SJax anyway.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Thanks CL!

      You can drop Ivory if you need to this week but I’m throwing this out there: this week it’s against the Saints. Guys always wanna show their former team what they’re missing. You might get some sweet revenge flex action but if you’re choosing between him, Bell and RG3, he’s the one to drop.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: I hear ya, but I roll with Shady, Woodhead, and SJax is back. Ivory ain’t going to cut it. Shomer Shabbis! I feel kind of bad even asking because I’m 8-0!

        It was actually a second team I was inquiring about Stacy… but I may have to wait and see and I like what @Master is saying about planning ahead and maybe rolling with an empty slot to keep these guys.

        Thanks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CL: I hear ya. Really comes down to what you’re dropping him for, though. I’m not overly high on Wright. Last week’s line was a bit fluky and about 75% of it came in the 4th.

          Yeah, if your record is good, I wouldn’t drop anyone either. Good guys there.

  11. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Which QB for week 9?

    Foles (at Oak)
    Campbell (vs Balt)
    McCown (at GB)
    Thad Lewis (at KC)
    Glennon (at Sea)
    Clemens (vs Tenn)

    • Master says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): mccown might be in a shootout. Other guys face real good Ds and I’m sour on files from last time.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): I want to watch the footage of Campbell’s play vs KC before I say him. It’s between Foles/Campbell/McCown in my book right now and I’ll say McCown without that Jason review.

  12. Zandy says:
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    It’s early but have to set waivers… Who you got
    Panthers vs falcons
    Titans @ rams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: It’s a question of whether or not Stacy plays for me. If he doesn’t, Titans are gonna play pretty well. But if you’re setting waivers now, it has to be the team that has performed the best all season: Panthers.

  13. Eddie says:
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    My only healthy RB not on bye are Steven Jackson and Willis McGahee…. Prefer any of Daniel Thomas, Bernard Pierce, Legarette Blount, Daryl Richardson….? It’s a real Poop-Poop platter.

    • Master says:
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      @Eddie: stick with what you have. Those other guys are even more unpredictable.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eddie: Stick with what you have unless news about Stacy crops up later in the week that he’s not playing. Then D-Rich makes sense if he’s deemed the starter but I’d keep my eyes peeled for a Pead/Cunningham siting at that point. Think D-Rich will forever be a COP now.

  14. The Fridge says:
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    Getting hit hard with the bye – Is Marvin Jones worth a #1 waiver priority? Would you trade Montee Ball for Harry Douglas?

    • Master says:
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      @The Fridge: if it’s a weekly changing WW then yes. Why not. I would definetly trade ball for Douglass in a redraft. Ball still splits time and last week aside, it’s too hard to figure out the usage. Douglass has been a monster the last couple of weeks, even if he’s not that good. He should still be solid when/if white gets back

  15. Brian Schottenheimer says:
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    On second thought, I probably should have called a different play on that 4th and goal. I must have forgotten we had Kellon Clemons playing QB. Moving on, it sounds like Jimmy Graham’s injury will linger but should improve. Would you consider moving him for AJ Green with the likes of Jordan “Fragile like Glass” as my backup?

    • Brian Schottenheimer says:
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      “Reed”

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Brian Schottenheimer: Yeah and what was with you earlier in the year running D-Rich up the middle on nearly every run play? You know he’s a guy that’s best on the edges. Did your father teach you nothing?!?

        I’d move Graham for Green even without the injury scare but definitely there.

  16. J Money says:
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    Hey Sky, who am I dropping to pick up Pryor this week since Stafford is on bye. 12 Team .5 PPR if that changes anything

    QB:
    RB: T Richardson, Bernard
    TE: Witten
    WR: Hilton, Allen
    W/R/T: A Johnson
    K; Bailey
    D/ST: Carolina
    BN: MJD, Decker, Blackmon, Bush, Ellington, Stafford (all on bye)

    • Master says:
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      @J Money: Richardson, easy. Even with Stacy possibly out he just su*ks

      • J Money says:
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        @Master:

        Wrong Richardson (T Rich) but he is playing poorly

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J Money: I don’t know if I’m reading your lineup correctly. You need to make a trade. Can’t be dropping those names. But if they’re all on bye, I’d have to say MJD…as much as I hate saying it.

  17. Ron says:
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    I am in quite a predicament and need some serious advice here. I never thought it would come to this but….(gulp)…my kicker is on Bye and it is screwing up my lineup. I know what you are thinking but hear me out…

    Going in short a player is crazy I think but what are my options here? Is there really anyone to drop to get a kicker for just one week?

    Starting Lineup:
    QB: Big Ben
    RB: Forte
    WR: Dez, Green, Gordon, Garcon
    K: Prater (BYE!)
    DEF: Ravens

    Bench:
    QB: Kaep(BYE), Eli (BYE)
    RB: S. Jax, Mathews, Stacy, Woodhead, Gio
    WR: DHB
    DEF: Bengals

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ron: You drop the Kicker on a bye for a kicker that’s not on a bye. Or drop a Defense. There’s an easy solution here.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: Agree w/Cram. It’s a kicker and you have two options. Either/or. Probably the Ravens there.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ron: drop one of the defenses and drop your kicker. You can stream those easily. You need to be carrying players on your bench, not defenses.

    • Moose out front says:
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      @Ron: seriously ron. Some of us have real bye week issues. You have a kicker on bye, a spare DEF, and a droppable backup qb. Would that we all had your bye week issues. Get it together.

  18. Master says:
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    Drop a D. It’s ridiculous to carry two defenses and two kickers.

  19. the imp says:
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    RE: Seahawks…remember “Just win baby….” or maybe that is some other franchise?

    Okay, so in my shallow PPR league I can make a claim for Tolbert, Powell, or Bolden to give me a player not on bye this week to play if Foster isn’t ready. Due to bench RB limits, I would have to drop MJD or Ellington to make the claim.

    1. Do you agree with rank of Tolbert/Powell/Bolden for an ROS PPR ranking?
    2. Are we still dropping Ellington before MJD?
    3. Are these guys sufficiently worse in your mind that you would just hold and wait for more Foster news? I kind of like Tolbert, but am not very interested in Powell or Bolden myself.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: Yeah, that was the Raiders. Seattle just had Brian Bosworth.

      1) Yes

      2) Because of Arians, yes

      3) 100% yes

  20. Frank White says:
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    Hey Sky whats up… I was gonna try to pick up Marvin Jones this week cause my team is a mess with injuries but Eli has a buy. Should I grab Jake Locker up to take his place just for this week or should I drop Eli for him?? I can’t stand Eli

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: who are you dropping for him if you don’t? I’m confused. You need a QB but your one QB is on bye and you haven’t told me who else you have to drop to replace him. I guess you can drop Eli there.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Another Frank White special!

        • Frank White says:
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          haha.. would you drop eli for locker?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Frank White: I wouldn’t, but you need Locker this week, so I guess you have to unless you give some other options of droppable players. You have two TE’s? Drop one.

      • Frank White says:
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        Well I was gonna drop the TE I had to pick up for my buy week last week for Marvin. But If you think me dropping Eli for Locker was stupid then I would have to either choose between Marvin and Locker.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You can drop your back up TE if you don’t need them anymore.

  21. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thoughts on trading locker and decker for Andre Johnson and Philip rivers? My qb slot has been my
    Worst position with Brady essentially being poison. It’s a .5 ppr. Decker has been awesome lately and clearly has a higher ceiling with he red zone looks. Thanks for the input
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – Kendall wright
    Wr – dez
    Rb – forte
    Rb – l bell
    Te – reed
    Flex – mike James
    Bench – decker (bye), locker, rueben randle, megatron(bye)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oppo Taco: The other guy would do that? Is Rivers his back up QB?

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Cram It: yeah he has stafford, some
        Clown have him rivers for DHB straight up.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I never recommend taking advantage of village idiots but you kinda have to there. Your league mate is a putz. Do the deal.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: that’s a collusion trade.

  22. Charles says:
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    You helped me last week with a similar question. Moved up to 3-5! Still have one eye on next season though. Trade options for potential keepers: Give Jordy ($39) for Blackmon ($10) and/or Nicks ($29) for Bernard ($1). Would you do either, neither, or both? Also, I could wait a week or two to see if I can string some Ws together. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Charles: I’d do both but you always wanna play for this year. Hold on a bit longer.

  23. Dave says:
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    I traded Vick, Foles, and Woodhead for Big Ben and Gio yesterday (.5PPR) also a 2Qb league. I was frustrated with the Eagles qb injuries every week did I make a bad move?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dave: Move sounds fine to me and familiar. Didn’t we cover this yesterday?

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: Yes sorry, I mentioned it before asking if I should do Big Ben and Gio for Pryor but didn’t end up doing that as you advised me. With Foles probably being back I just wanted to know if I acted too quickly and downgraded my QB and team with that trade yesterday.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. You may have but you also removed a headache and inconsistency. The deal was fine

          • Dave says:
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            @Sky: Thanks, one last follow up should I now swing Andrew Luck and Ridley for Phil Rivers? Just trying to upgrade my QB’s and as I’ve probably said a few times my other RB’s are AP, Lacy, Gio, Vereen.

            Sorry again and thanks for the help.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Giving up your best QB for a slightly higher better QB doesn’t help you, especially when you throw in Ridley. I’d hold there

              • Dave says:
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                @Sky: Gotcha.

  24. Nick says:
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    Alex Smith or Jake Locker this week? Peyton’s on a bye :-/

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: Haven’t reviewed matchups for this week. I’ll say Alex has the safest floor of output.

  25. Pete says:
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    Safe to drop J. Randle at this point?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Until Murray is 100% back I wouldn’t unless someone out there was a better option

      • Pete says:
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        @Sky: Need a WR fill in and was thinking of dropping him for Marvin Jones or another WR. Other option I guess is to drop my kicker (Dan Bailey) and hold Randle til the end of the week?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Drop your kicker

  26. Rags says:
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    Will only be able to keep one of these next year and have the opportunity to trade one now; who has more value next year, Terrance Williams or Keenan Allen? I figure Williams can take the #2 receiver spot from Austin on a team that’s always going to be passing. Allen seems to be more of a WR1 on his team, but I’m constantly paranoid that Rivers is going to turn back into a pumpkin at any moment. Thoughts?

    • Denario Alexander will be back next year. Miles Austin won’t. Go Terence.

      • Rags says:
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        @James R: Thanks. I think I’m leaning that way myself. Although DNX is just as injury prone as Austin at this point, I think.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Agree w/James R if we’re making a decision now, it’s Terrance.

  27. Ralph Lifshitz

    Dad Boner says:
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    Last week I benched Hillis for Michael Cox on Monday night needing 12 points for first. This week I was up 8 going into last night with Lynch and Hauschka to go and my opponent had Golden Tate. I’m now in 8th, I lothe you football Gods

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dad Boner: I vaguely remember that scenario. Was it you who asked about that? We told you go with Hillis!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Dad Boner says:
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        @Cram It: nope

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Dad Boner says:
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          @Dad Boner: really I’m more upset about the Lynch thing. It’s just a series of unfortunate events and I needed a place to vent. Shockingly my wife does not care! haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Dad Boner: Haha no shit huh? Well, I hear ya. If they had fed the ball to Lynch for that goal line touchdown instead of letting Wilson get the points, we might both be in better moods today.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Dad Boner says:
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              @Sky: @Sky: @Cram It: yes I picked a bad time to quit smoking…..womp womp

              • Cram It says:
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                @Dad Boner: Smoke cigars. They’re totally awesomer.

              • Prez says:
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                @Dad Boner: vape it up!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I curse the fantasy heavens from time to time, myself.

  28. ashtray says:
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    12 team standard scoring.

    I’m thinking of offerring Gronkowski and Ray Rice for Calvin Johnson. Am I about to get laughed at?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t give you Megatron but it’s not an unfair trade based on names.

  29. Master says:
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    Sky I have a question after answering a bunch lol: ppr dynasty Gio benard vs Torry Smith 1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1FX/IDP

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      WRs have a longer shelf life. I’ll say Torrey there.

  30. PPR ROS Which Bell tolls louder?

    Le’Veon OR Joique

    • @James R:

      Le’Veon or Joique ROS in PPR?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Gotta go with the starter there even though I’d like Joique more if he was the main RB in Detroit.

  31. ABM says:
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    Need to drop 1 WR for the rest of year:
    Steve Smith
    Alshon Jeffery
    Marvin Jones

    Not dropping
    Antonio Brown
    Torrey Smith
    Josh Gordon

    I’m leaning toward Steve Smith and you can start 4 WR in this league (one is a TE/WR flex spot; mytwo TEs are Gronk and Jordan Reed),

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Marvin Jones…he only played on 19 snaps last week.

  32. Zandy says:
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    Have one open slot and Thinking of dropping kenbrell in a std league for someone with a bunch of upside. Who’s got the most upside in your book? Your top two or three would be awesome
    Lance moore, stills, Marvin jones, burleson, James Starks, drew Davis, hankerson, Kendal hunter, Kendal wright, Knile Davis
    Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Moore/Wright/Marvin

  33. Dave says:
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    Why is everyone (not this site other ones) saying Vereen was going to have a monster year if he didn’t get hurt. The only reason he had a huge workload week 1 was because Ridley fumbled. I’m not expecting that much maybe he’ll be a every week flex in my opinion not some huge steal.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Most thought he’d be great in PPR leagues because Ridley isn’t involved in the passing game but you’re underselling the ‘Ridley just fumbled’ storyline 100 times over there. Bill doesn’t put up with fumblers and Vereen is talented enough to start for quite a few teams in the league. Keep in mind Ridley didn’t even play in the first quarter of the Miami game. They gave Blount 4 carries for 4 yards before even giving Stevan the ball. I’d be looking to sell Ridley just to get away from the headache, personally.

  34. Jeremy says:
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    Vick is injured again, need a replacement to compliment dalton as my qb2. Do I go with Foles again or look elsewhere to Keenum, McGowan, or Campbell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m sure you meant McCown there. Unless Rose McGowan is now playing football…I’m just kidding with you of course. Haven’t reviewed matchups for the week but I’ll say Keenum there.

  35. Eric says:
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    Hey Sky, in a 12 team H2H league with 2 flex I was wondering what you thought of…

    J.Graham, S.Jax, and Marvin Jones for Rob Gronkowski + L.Bell?

    I’m just worried about S.Jax and J.Graham haha, thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Gronk side.

  36. Andy says:
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    Would you make this trade:

    McCoy for Chris Johnson and Josh Gordon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ehhh. It’s not terrible if you believe the schedule with fix CJ0K but I’d probably stay McCoy unless I really needed a WR.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Andy: @Sky: I convinced myself last year that the 2nd half schedule would fix him. Fool me once…

  37. Brian says:
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    I have a trade question my roster is the foolowing.
    River
    R.Bush
    Chris Johnson
    Mike James
    Doug Martin
    J.Bell
    TY Hilton
    Antonio Brown
    Josh Gordon
    Jordan Reed

    I have been offered two trades 1st one I would be giving Reggie Bush for Brandon Marshall.

    2nd I would be giving Bush/Bell/Antonio Brown for Vincent Jackson and Demarco Murray
    Standard scoring format.
    Would you do either one of these my gut tells me know but I would like the expert to decide for me ?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t understand either of these trades for your team.

  38. Zandy says:
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    Ignoring matchups – what’s you view on panthers D compared to the titans D? Big differential? Just looking ROS basically. Both are through their byes not sure how they compare assuming equal matchups

    Thanks dog

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like and trust the Panthers defense more overall if I’m choosing between the two.

  39. Aero says:
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    Hey Sky, what do you think of offering Ellington and Blackmon for Jordy Nelson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s reasonable. I’d personally stand pat, though.

      • Aero says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, been looking for ways to consolidate and improve talent for the playoff push. Have RB’s Forte, Murray, Stacy, Ellington, Doug Martin’s corpse. WR’s are VJax, Blackmon, Amendola, Terrance Williams, Allen, Harvin’s reanimated corpse. Gronk’s my TE. I’m open to ideas if any pop out to you.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Guess I don’t like consolidating. I’d rather have options. Sounds great to have the best starting line up with a thin bench until someone gets hurt. Then you wish you hadn’t.

      • Aero says:
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        @Sky: AJ Green too high for that duo?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Probably but it never hurts to try.

          • Aero says:
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            @Sky: Thanks Sky. Btw, we still holding Doug Martin?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Always a question of who you’re dropping for moreso than who you’re actually dropping. Depends on the market. I’d hold unless higher upside is out there (and there probably isn’t).

              • Aero says:
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                @Sky: Right. Just Andre Brown and Shane Vereen.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Aero: I’d hold on news for a bit but circle Vereen as a possible add target. Brown’s story I’m not huge on. Even if Wilson doesn’t come back, I don’t think he gets bell-cow carries.

  40. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Nicks/Gonzo for Gio/T.Will

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Gio side.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Cruz/Gonzo?

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Two TE league. Miller and Fauria are my current TEs.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: Not sure you’re getting what you need trading for Gonzo if your goal is to upgrade from Fauria. He’s down statistically by a large amount when he shouldn’t be. He’s getting out-targeted by guys like Douglas and Davis…

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Sky: It’s PPR. Fauria has 8rec all year. Three game with zero targets. My RBs Murray/Le’Veon/Ellington/Tate/Joquie/Helu/Vereen/BJGE

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Take away two big games by Gonzo and you’re left with this for 5 games that he’s played: 16/149/1. That’s 3 catches for 30 yards a game…if you really think that’s worth buying into, go for it but I’m saying it ain’t worth it.

                • Chicken Dinner says:
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                  @Sky: Thanks Sky. It’s always nice to have an unbiased view seen from a different perspective. Thankfully you’ve talked me out of a down grade and rightfully so. That’s what makes this site so useful and unique. My girlfriend surely isn’t qualified to bounce ideas like this off of. Frankly, I glad she isn’t.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I get ‘good for you, honey!’ when I describe anything fantasy sports related to my wife so I hear ya. Glad I could help!

                    • Chicken Dinner says:
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                      @Sky: How about V.Davis for Ellington

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’d take Davis in a landslide there.

  41. Pete says:
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    Have Foster, Ben Tate, Murray, J. Randle, Chris Johnson, L Miller, and Stacy as RB’s
    Calvin Johnson (bye), Blackmon (bye), Gordon, Decker(bye), and Allen. Need 1 more WR this week. Was thinking of trading Miller to a team in need of a RB for another WR. Good idea? Assuming you agree, what’s a good level of WR to target? It’s a PPR league (start 2 RB, 3WR, flex).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d shop Miller willingly but I don’t think you’re gonna get the value you’re looking for in doing so. You’ll get a WR3.

  42. Shake N Bacon says:
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    What was up with Lynch last night? I didn’t watch the game but seeing his stats today, ouch. Maybe the Rams’ D-line isn’t so bad. I don’t know.

    So in a .5PPR league, Andre Ellington is out there on waivers. Unfortunately, I don’t know if I can pick him up. Would you drop MJD or Darren Sproles for Ellington yet? My problem is I have three Broncos on a bye and I have a WR I would probably drop for Ellington but he has to play this week in place of Demaryius Thomas.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rams defense is actually really good but it’s been inconsistent. Think Seattle’s gameplan just sucked, personally. Either that or Lynch has some injury issues that we aren’t aware of. Only 8 carries against one of the worst teams against the run…I’m blaming the ‘hawks for playing a bad game, personally.

      I could see Sproles, actually. My only problem is Arians.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: Yeah Arians is a wild card. If Mendenhall was out for the year then I’d feel better about dropping Sproles for Ellington.

        Definitely not a great game plan by the Seahawks. Lynch owners were probably expecting a huge game from him last night. He probably lost a lot of head to head matchups for owners.

        Safe to drop Zach Miller for Tim Wright?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I just don’t get what the ‘hawks were trying to do last night. Against a team starting their backup QB and with an offensive line that’s struggled to protect the QB…just made no sense.

          I’d take Wright there.

  43. Jagan says:
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    sky,

    Last night I was hoping hoping Beast mode to give me 5 points to win the Week 8 matchup instead he gave me 2.

    I am not Reggie Bush owner but have joique bell on my bench in 10 team standard league.is he droppable for either adre Brown or Shane Vereen?

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sorry to hear that about Lynch…I’d pick up Vereen but I don’t know if it has to happen now. No chance the Bush owner would actually want him?

  44. mike says:
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    Better pickup to start as my QB2 this week….. [email protected], Thad Lewis vs. KC or Case Keenum vs. INDY?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keenum

  45. Flanders says:
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    at this point would you drop Bowe for Andre Brown or someone my WR are B Marsh, Shorts, Douglas, & T. Williams..
    there are others like Marvin Jones, E. Sanders, Stills, and Ted Ginn still out there and Bowe has Blowed all year

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m fine with that.

  46. J-FOH says:
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    My buddy is willing to put money down that Dalton will have a better ROS than Brady, I don’t think that its too crazy, but I’m still having a hard time with that one. You?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t think that’s enough of a reach to put money on, personally. Brady’s struggled all year and the familiar faces haven’t seemed to help him get over it. I wouldn’t get into that betting game.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: as usual he’s going with gut…and AJ Green. I can also see Brady clicking at some point and going off. I never know what to do with Tommy

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I do think Brady will click but if it takes until week 13, you’re probably hosed. I don’t like Dalton but it’s not like he’s Joe Flacco.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I will be dropping Vick this week in my IDP league we are in together. At 3-5 I feel I have no choice to get out of this tail spin

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Don’t blame you

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: because of my bad record, and going without a TE, I need to make something happen

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Well make it happen then!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  That was supposed to sound funny. Maybe it sounded harsh. So what you’re saying is your drop of Vick will have a butterfly effect on your team because you’re picking up Garrett Graham?

                  • J-FOH

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                    @Sky: nope, going without a TE this week, grabbing an LB for higher point return potential. I have to choose between the two and unless I drop T-Rich, PT Cruiser, Stacy, Douglas or Boykins to get one then I go without. I don’t see dropping any of them being a smart move because I might be able to pull it off without a TE and will actually need those guys going forward….damnit WTF do I do. I hate making my own decisions for messed up shituations like I’m in.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’ve got Gronk and Reed. Lets talk

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I’ll look it over

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I have too many leagues. Thought I only had Gronk

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @J-FOH: I’ll take that action.

  47. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’m back!

    RGIII/Gordon for Peyton/Shorts?

    0.5 per comp
    zero deduction for INT

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Peyton side.

  48. L-Boogie says:
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    Rankings sneak preview. Sorry, but waivers are tonight.

    Please rank top 3 of:
    Oak vs Philly
    Cle vs Balt
    NO @ Jets
    Tenn @ StL
    Balt @ Cle
    Indy @ Hou
    Dal vs Minn

    Thanks dude

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, haven’t ranked anyone yet so, here’s a rough cut:

      NO/CLE/IND

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: And lots of juicy choices this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, definitely. Gonna be a hard week to rank for defensive matchups. I’m gonna guess my 5-14 are gonna have a lot of upside.

  49. Big League Choo says:
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    standard league need to pickup two wr and one rb starters for the week…..

    Golden Tate vs TB
    Avery vs Buf
    Stills at NYJ
    Hopkins vs Indy
    Wright vs STL
    Royal vs Wash

    Tolbert vs ATL
    Daniel Thomas vs CIN
    Starks vs CHI

    Thanks sorry for the long question

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tate/Wright/Tolbert

  50. Moose out front says:
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    Need to drop one of these or roll without either a K or D this week:

    J Bell
    D Martin
    A Brown
    A Ellington

    12 team .5 ppr, 5-3

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown

  51. barker says:
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    10 team .5 ppr 1 qb 1 qb flex
    6-2 record
    is vick a straight drop — i have rg3 and locker
    could get foles keenum stash cutler ?? freeman ponder mccown

    tim wright is my TE and olsen is available should i drop wright or vick for olsen or hold — would have to use #4 waiver claim

    really considering dropping vick and stashing cutler hoping he clears waivers
    and using the waiver on the wright for olsen drop

    is it safe to drop the 49ers def or should i hold i am rocking tennesse this week and i actually like there matchups better than the 49ers week 15 vs ARI and 16 @ jax plus JAX next week

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @barker: drop Vick for Olsen. That many QBs out in the FA pool, you’re not competing with anyone.

      I’d prefer not to drop the 49ers DEF. They’ve put things together. Deciding if a matchup is good or bad now is rarely true. When the time actually comes, you want the best defense/player. Not the best matchup.

      • barker says:
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        @Sky: cool thank you dropping vick for olsen holding elsewhere

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          word

  52. frankgrimes says:
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    Is Miami OC ever gonna learn they was beating NE using Lamar then in second half they stopped and got beat. Same with NO and Atl earlier in year. It’s a shame a damn shame.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They make me want to punch grandmas because of their idiocy and I love my grandma! I don’t know WTF they’re doing which is to say, they don’t know WTF they’re doing

  53. Big League Choo says:
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    so i took over a keeper ppr team this yr, I’m 2-6. We keep only 3 and im 2 games out with 5 left. As of now my keepers would be Crabtree 3$, Harvin 9, and one of Gordon 18, Hilton 5$ or Alfred Morris 5. I have an easy win lined up this week, but I’m over 100pts below the two teams above that ill be battling for a spot. Finally getting to the point should i move harvin 9$ for cobb 5$?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take Cobb there

  54. goodfold2 says:
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    in a standard non-PPR league (14 teamer), team is this
    luck/pryor
    peterson/MJD/stacy/woodhead/bolden/wilson(IR)
    dola/jeffery/k.allen/crabtree(IR)
    reed
    KC DEF
    while being exceedingly deep at RB, i have roster open spot but also need to grab backup DEF for KC’s bye next week. I only need to play 2 WR per week, but still need some depth due to possibly injuries F-ing my S up.
    1 should i grab TEN or ARI def for next week (@JAX and vs HOU, respectively) and grab the better of wright/m.jones while dropping Bolden, or hold Bolden and grab WR depth after next week, when I won’t need a backup DEF as much?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2:

      So are you asking if you should drop for a DEF or a skill player? I’m confused. You make it sound like it’s either/or but then say you could do both but could hold onto Bolden. Lemme know what you’re trying to do, I’ll do my best to answer.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: I need backup DEF for KC and also think it’s possible to be better off with a 4th healthy WR rather than bolden. I have one completely open spot (just used and dropped gibson, for one week, would’ve held him had he not gotten hurt). Could also just hold onto bolden, grab DEF with empty spot, and have only those 4 WR’s.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If you’re talking Kendall Wright, I’d pick him up and drop Bolden. His role will diminish when Vereen returns anyways unless someone gets hurt. Then just use the spot to pick up your DEF.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: yep that wright, you are right. thanks. TEN coming up with wright.

  55. AJ says:
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    Thinking about offering up Demaryius/Chris Johnson for Forte., too much? Or better off holding? Morris, woodhead, Steven Jackson and LeVeon are my other backs thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re fine at RB…what does your WR set look like

      • AJ says:
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        @Sky: I have Dez, Demaryius, Blackmon, Keenan, and stashing Percy

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @AJ: It’s fair. I’d take Forte there. Hopefully Percy returns soon.

  56. J-FOH says:
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    what are you looking for in the deal?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sent you an offer that you can’t refuse…ok you can. It’s a free country.

  57. Friar says:
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    I’m in a bit of a bind in my 18-team league. With Kaepernick and the 49ers D on bye, and Vick getting hurt last week, I find myself needing a fill-in QB and DST. Naturally, there isn’t much available in a league this deep, and I’m also struggling to figure out who I should drop. I guess I have two questions…

    1) I need a QB, so will drop Jason Snelling for one of the following guys. How should I rank my waiver claims?
    Campbell
    Keenum
    Foles (highest upside, I think, but I need someone who I know is starting)

    2) The only unowned DST not on bye is Washington (vs. SD). Given the possibility that they put up negligible (or negative!) points, is it worth dropping any of the following guys in order to pick them up, or should I keep my roster and take a 0 for my defense this week?
    J-Stew (5th RB after Reggie Bush, Mathews, Stacy, Spiller)
    Vick (hurt, and Kaep seems to be good again anyway)
    Marlon Brown (WR4 behind T. Williams, Boykin, Washington … oh, 18-team league…)
    49ers DST (I’d never get them back, though I might be able to upgrade slightly from Washington)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Keenum/Campbell/Foles

      2) I wouldn’t pick up WSH. Donut is better than negative or barely nothing.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: even PHI def is upgrade. Ugly.

  58. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    starting to look like sanders over jennings ROS huh? Jennings has a variety of lead weights tied to his nuts.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this is a WR 5 slot (not including crabtree, who’s also here), so definitely not a starter. this is 12 team PPR where my team is really good, only weakness at TE (bennett)

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Never mind this question as sanders was waivered and I dropped jennings for J.jones (BAL) due to this being a 1 pt per 10 yard return type league. we know what jennings floor is (1-9); jones i don’t think has ever gotten less than 7 pts due to special teams yards.

  59. goodfold2 says:
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    in my 1-7 RCL team (where i’ve lost by less than 6 twice, and .38 once) and have more pts than 1 of the 4-4 teams, last week even with losing the 10.7 pts by throwing tolbert away to play ogre I still would’ve won except for just 1 too many WAS turnovers bringing DEN’s def pts up way too much more than they were in the mid third quarter. just threw away ogre and a.smith (bye week fillers) to grab a LOT of extra RB’s while I wait on somebody/nobody to waiver my dropped martin. now have
    c.johnson/p.thomas/vereen/a.brown/d.brown/ball.
    rank ROS d.brown/ball/martin/starks. I’m guessing martin’s too hard to rank due to unknown injury status, so which of the other 3 is worst? If Moreno were to get hurt Ball would become a monster so I grabbed him over starks, and d.brown gets used more so far so I grabbed him over starks as well. I can load up at RB since there literally is nothing good at WR or TE in this league in free agent land.

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