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Well, what can you say about the Cleveland Browns that hasn’t already been said about, well, the Cleveland Browns? In what was billed as a “rivalry” on Thursday Night Football, I have to ask, if both teams have sucked for most of their history, can it be really called a rivalry? I’d lean towards the no group on that one, but that’s just me. That being said, the Bengals clearly have had the most recent success… at least in the regular season. But let’s go back to the Browns, seeing as Cincinatti appears to be on autopilot for their annual successful regular season run that will end in a one-and-done playoff loss, I have to say, the Browns did give us a valiant effort up until half-time. A stunningly competent Johnny Manziel and quite useful Duke Johnson Jr. helped keep the game close. Odd, as either the Browns are completely devastated about two minutes into a game, or they wait until the last two minutes to begin mass-producing sadness. Here, they were sort of wishy-washy, and I’m not sure if I should commend them or come away with disappointment. Then I realize it’s the Cleveland Browns and I stop caring… Like my wise mother once said: “Just be happy with what you have. There are plenty of people out there who have nothing. And then there are Browns fans.”

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Gary Barnidge – 2 REC, 35 YDS. I read somewhere that the Colts are trying to get some new weapons for Andrew Luck, players he can better relate to, and have attempted to trade for Gary Barnidge. They’re also looking at DeSean Horsebuggy and T.J. Butterchurn.

Giovani Bernard – 13 CAR, 72 YDS and 1 REC, 14 YDS. F*ck Giovani Bernard! Sorry… that’s a Pavlovian response I just can’t shake.

Andy Dalton – 21/27, 234 YDS, 3 TD and 6 CAR, 5 YDS. I still don’t believe in this Andy Dalton. From my robust experience, Average Andy plus Primetime usually equals WTF ANDY. Good Andy plus Primetime usually equals Adequate Andy. I don’t even know how to gauge this or what the scale is anymore… I feel like this is an early warning sign of dementia.

Tyler Eifert – 5 REC, 53 YDS, 3 TD. Check his birth certificate, I think his name is really Eifertenkowski.

Johnny Manziel – 15/33, 168 YDS, 1 TD and 4 CAR, 31 YDS. Johnny Football played like he was sober. Too bad.

Mohamed Sanu – 3 REC, 25 YDS, 1 CAR, 25 YDS, 1 TD. Congratulations to that person in the deepest league in America who has Sanu on their team. Here’s your insurmountable lead of 10ish points!

 

Final Thought

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  1. Bananagrams says:
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    I’m in a 12 team half point ppr league and someone dropped Russell Wilson.

    I have qbs – Brees and dalton
    Wrs – Cobb , a brown, James jones , and v Jackson
    Tes- eifert and witten

    Would you drop witten or v jax for wilson to try and pull off a trade to a team that needs a qb ?

    I have the number 2 waiver claim for
    Tomorrow and they reset every week based on standings

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bananagrams: Yeah, I think you can afford to do that. I’d shop Bress to grab a legit running back or WR3. Maybe like a Diggs.

  2. Clint says:
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    I only watched the 3rd and most of the 4th quarter but from what I saw, it doesn’t look like even if Johnny Football can snatch the starter role in the near future he’s going to be alive much longer to do anything with it. Some of the hits he took made me wince and he does it over & over. The kid’s gonna be a poster boy for those that want to defang the league in the interest of safety in no time at all if he doesn’t learn to slide and get rid of the ball quicker.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, his style of play is interesting. Kinda like how watching a 10-car pile-up is interesting.

  3. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Not sure we can trust any bengals backs at this point

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Yeah, they both have good value, except when they don’t.

  4. Steve says:
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    Factory of horrors this week at QB:

    Do I start Luck, Mariota, or Fitzpatrick?

    Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Haha, I’m still going with Luck, but Mariota is just one spot behind him. It’s essentially a coinflip, so I might lean Mariota here for the ceiling.

  5. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr keeper

    Devante Adams or LaFell?

    thanks,
    Ryan

  6. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Jay! in 1/2 pt PPR, would you trade away Nat Washington & R Jennings to GET D Adams?

  7. Allan says:
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    Jay,
    A guy in my standard league tried to trade James Jones for DeAngelo Williams. The league, rightfully I believe, vetoed it. He just had a new trade accepted this time Allen Robinson for DeAngelo Williams. That seems more balanced. I’m inclined to let it go through. What do you think? Only issue I have is as it’s a standard league RB’s are valued more highly than WR’s.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Honestly, I’m fine with both. I’d rather have Robinson over Jones, so not sure where the slight is.

  8. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Also, 1 pt ppr, For this week, Fleener or Cameron ? thanks!!

  9. STL says:
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    Dez for Brady in 12 team PPR

    My team:

    QB: Cam Newton
    RB: Latavius Murray, Woodhead, Charcandrick, Tevin Coleman, J. Stewart
    WR: Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffery, Stefon Diggs, Allen Robinson
    TE: Delanie Walker, Jordan Reed

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @STL: I’d hold with Cam.

  10. Ron says:
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    Hi, I’m the guy that sat Eifert for one of Cooks/Decker/Woodhead.

    Today is not a good day.

    At All.

    PERIOD.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: It’ll brighten up, I swear! Woodhead is going to go off, and I have a feeling on Decker…

  11. The imp says:
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    Kicker question. One and only.
    Do you ever roster a second kicker or take a zero to hold a kicker over a bye or is that more bother than they are worth? (I have tucker on be this week.)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: No, not really. But Tucker is the exception if you can make it work. Dude’s a machine.

  12. Ron says:
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    .5PPR keeper league. You lose the round you draft a player but you can only keep him for a set # of years and then he must be thrown back in the pool.

    Which side you prefer?

    Brady (5th rd – 2016 and 2017 keeper)
    A.Robinson (4th – 2016 and 2017 keeper )
    or
    Gurley (5th rd – 2016-2017 keeper)
    Crabtree (15th rd – 2016-2018 keeper)

    I own Brady and A. Rob and the chance to get Gurley is very tempting. What say you?

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Gurley side. I think that 5th round value is pretty nifty.

  13. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay,

    I’ve got a team in a keeper league that is nearly out of the running. My keepers are not that great and I am looking to target a young RB in trade. The big problem here is that the owner of Gurley has both Gurley and Gordon. I have tried offering insane trade packages to get him, but it seems that he is very reluctant to move Gurley no matter what. Do you have any other guys you would target? Do you believe that Gordon could be a ppr standout at some point?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: I think Gordon can. I would target him now if I could, that stock is really low, but it won’t be for much longer.

  14. Superfly says:
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    Good evening Jay, PPR My Wr’s J. Landry, A. Robinson, B. Cooks, S. Diggs and D. Jackson…RB’s Gore, A. Peterson, J. Langford, TE D. Walker….QB’s Palmer and Tannenhill… Starting 2 wr’s,1 te, 2 rb’s,1 qb, 1 te/wr and 1 rb/wr flex….Would you trade Palmer and Diggs for B. Bortles and Demariyus Thomas or old pat with what I have????? Thanks…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Superfly: Naw, holding there. Love Diggs.

  15. friar says:
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    Hi Jay, I asked this in another post, but would love your opinion as well.

    In my 10-team, 0.5 ppr league, I’m contemplating a couple trade possibilities. No matter what happens, the following players will be on my roster:

    [start QB / 2 RB / 2WR / TE / FLEX]
    QB: Cutler (for now, but I’ve been streaming since the league is shallow)
    RB: Ingram, Lewis, Stewart, Anderson, Michael
    WR: Demaryius, Decker, Moncrief, Stevie Johnson
    TE: Graham

    In addition to that group, depending on whether I make one trade, two trades, or no trades, I will also have one of the following pairs of players:

    A) Stefon Diggs + Travis Kelce
    B) DeAngelo Williams + Ben Watson
    C) Todd Gurley + waiver wire claim (e.g. Romo, Blue, LaFell, or Bennett)

    How would you rank those three options, when added to the other players on my roster? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: I’d go c, a, then b.

  16. The imp says:
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    How worried are you about Woodhead’s usage last week? I might be able to buy low if the concern is temporary. I’m in PPR and in trouble at RB after losing Bell last week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: not worried at all. I’d buy low.

  17. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Jay,
    Carr is on the ww and i would like to add him to replace Rivers in week 10.
    I have Robinson, Cobb, Aiken, Tate, Steve Johnson, LaFell as WRs
    I also have Freeman, Peterson, West, Stewart, Hyde, Forte, Bell and Coleman

    Who would you drop? I tend to drop either Tate or Bell. You might say Coleman but he is talented and is just an injury of Freeman away from being the lead back. Among the WRs, well Patriots have said they will find ways to get LaFell going and its a high powered offense, Steve will most probably be the prefered target of Rivers who throws a lot, Aiken is automatically WR1 in Baltimore after Smiths departure. Detroit is playing horrible football and Tate is not a big part of that malfunctioning unit anyway. Whats your take?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Moscowitz: I’m fine dropping Tate here.

  18. endershadow says:
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    Send Langford for either Diggs or Cooks? 12 teams, no more bye weeks at either position.

    RB: Peterson/Miller
    FLEX: Stewart
    WR: Green/Robinson

    Backup WR is Lafell. RB is Langford.
    WW RB’s are Vereen/Ellington
    Thank you…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @endershadow: In a heartbeat. Go Diggs there.

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