Welcome to the edition of the Primer…I mean Game Day…I mean, Prime Day! Sure, that won’t infringe any copyrights. Welcome to Razzball Prime Day, brought to you by soft pillows and marshmallows. We’re in one of the weirdest finishes to  a fantasy football season that we’ve ever seen, and I’ve been fantasy footballering since the newspaper days. And, to be entirely honest, this is my first time in my fantasy sports writing career where I honestly don’t know what to write. The number of players being held out of games this week is staggering; last week over 100 personnel missed games and 3 games were rescheduled. So, rather than do my usual primer spiel, I think it’s more productive to keep this post up for a longer time period and offer my question answering services for a longer period of time. 

Before we all go our separate ways after the end of the fantasy football season, it’s worthwhile to stop and reflect on the year that was 2021 Fantasy Football:

  • Donkey Teeth was the highest ranker on Jonathan Taylor in the industry. Merry Christmas you filthy animals. 
  • I had a top overall finish and a #6 finish in the Fantasy Pros Rankings Accuracy competition this year. I also had a #20 finish (out of nearly 200 rankers). 
  • The Joey Wright had a top 10 Fantasy Pros Ranking Accuracy finish one of these weeks but I’m too lazy to find the tweet saying where he finished. Congrats The Joey! I’m sending you a Christmas turkey.
  • 373 pieces of content since July. According to a trustworthy calculator I found online, that’s around 670 pages of content. And you thought my book was boring. 
  • JB had a baby, The Joey started a multimedia empire, I got a new job, DT discovered NFTs, Rudy took a much needed break, Kirksey watched a lot of TV, Steve Paulo got promoted, and probably a bunch of other things I don’t know about or forgot. 

This is my last fantasy football entry for the year as Donkey Teeth will take you across the finish line next week. This is your chance to AMA with EverywhereBlair, and please keep in mind that it’s a [checks notes] federal holiday, so please don’t be offended if I don’t answer immediately. The internet tells me we are in the midst of the War on Christmas, so please be aware that supply chain issues in fantasy football advice could apply. 

And for you fantasy baseball fans: Razzball Fantasy Baseball pre-season starts up the second week of January. Hope to see you there. 

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Toolshed
Toolshed
9 months ago

This week is turning into a bigger mess each day. .5ppr. Kelce plays later on Sun, chargers and tb early. Hoping to hear if ekeler and kelce will be active early as in tomorrow. Would you start gronk at flex if kelce plays or justin jackson? I also own conner but he plays on Sat and is a game time decision. Edmonds is back so his touches will be less. Az has a tough matchup. If kelce is out, gronk is my te and I have to pick a flex play.

Same league, would you start mike williams or dj Moore at wr. There is a lot to process in these questions. The timing of games is making it worse. Thanks

Toolshed
Toolshed
9 months ago

Thanks. So if I find out kelce is playing do I use gronk or jackson at flex (if ekeler) is out? o many variabkes here.

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
9 months ago

Hey Blair, thanks for great season of chaos…er, I mean content…or maybe content about chaos…anyway, have a good break and see you on the baseball side. Before you go, though…

1/2 ppr, starting Rodgers/Adams stack, Di Johnson, J Taylor; already played Kittle (insert *puke emoji* here); holding D Parker for last-minute emergencies. The rest of my roster is Lockett, who I want activate from IR, and this list of RBs:

Swift, Foreman, Singletary, Pollard, Freeman, Carter

Assuming everybody plays, I need to drop one RB (to get Lockett back) and start one RB as my RB2. Who would you start and who would you drop? Thanks, man!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
9 months ago
Reply to  bobsnyder4210

Add Penny to the list. I have him too. And a hoarding problem, apparently.

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
9 months ago

Thanks man…it is Michael Carter and I figured him for the drop, especially with the Jets playing the Pats next week.

I’m really hoping for a full Swift return so that would be great. But if Swift doesn’t go and given Foreman played Thurs…would you go Singletary? Most of the fantasy world says Penny, but that doesn’t feel good to me.

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
9 months ago

Thanks, man. I’m definitely locking in Swift-Singletary as the top two candidates behind Taylor. Goff being out has put me in a couple quandaries in the playoffs and this decision might actually come down to whether Moss plays.

That is a sentence I never expected to type. Ever.

Hope you’re having a good holiday and thanks for all your help!

Michael
Michael
9 months ago

EB I’m still alive and back for one one week of questions… please choose 1RB and 1WR and 1 FLEX from Jamar Chase, Antonio Brown, Najee Harris and Ronald Jones? Question is PPR. If I’m no back next week thanks again for all the help this year.

Andrew Arch
Andrew Arch
9 months ago

Still crying from the Dalvin Cook news :(. I have an open RB and flex, so I need 2 of 3 to play. Miles Sanders, Javonte Williams, and Justin Jackson. Provided Ekeler is out, would you sit either of the other 2 for Jackson? 1/2 PPR. Thanks in advance!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
9 months ago

One week closer to the finals… Any insight on who to start for my RB / WR would be greatly appreciated! Full PPR League. My current set up :

RB1 – N Chubb
RB2 – D Montgomery
WR1 – R Gage
WR2 – Amon-Ra St. Brown
Flex – Ronald Jones

Bench
Melvin Gordon
DJ Moore
Van Jefferson
DeVante Parker

Would you make any changes?

Thank you!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
9 months ago

Thank you!

What are your thoughts on swapping DJ Moore for ARSB (assuming Moore is active)?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
9 months ago

Also, I see you didn’t suggest Mixon… I am nervous to sit him, but I also don’t know that he is 100% yet. Thoughts?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
9 months ago

Somehow forgot to add him and then I asked about him…. Wow I need more coffee. Sorry about that lol and thank you again!

Who is the sit for Mixon?

AP
AP
9 months ago

Merry Christmas…

so in the senis…

I have a very solid if not strong team.
Need your gut on this, or should I just follow rankings.

10 team, qb, 2rb,2wr,1 flex, 1 te/k/d

starters are ranked first, would you change?

qb – Stafford (includes qb)
RB- James Rob/Aaron Jones/CEH/Ro Jones/Both rams/
WR Deebo( huge start on Thursday)/Cee dee/MikE Will/
Tyreke(is he playing, must start)

flex….. .?
te M Andrews
K folk
D Dallas

so obviously in good position…

what would you do…

McKinzie
McKinzie
9 months ago

Lord what a dilema, PPR flex, Knox, Gallup or Thielen if he playes

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
9 months ago

Thanks for the great work Blair!

Std league this week…

With COVID and injuries. Please advise

I need two RBs and one flex out of these guys, what do you think?

Gibson
Penny
M. Carter
Javontae Williams
Justin Jackson

Thanks again

attgig
attgig
9 months ago

. 5 ppr,and I need to sit one. Conner, Gordon, or Jackson.
Jackson’s match up against Hou and Conners possible usage is what’s making me question…

packers2018
packers2018
9 months ago

!/2 pt PPR.

Lost both Jackson and Huntley.
Need one of J. Conner, Gaskin or J. Myers as my super flex. Ouch!

Thank you very much.

packers2018
packers2018
9 months ago

Thanks, can’t use waivers anymore so Conner it is.

packers2018
packers2018
9 months ago

Got it in time.

Toolshed
Toolshed
9 months ago

So back to my original question, I lost Mike williams to covid and Gabriel davis. I own Moore do I pay him or add Boyd or josh reynolds, Josh palmer, etc? This sucks. I have so many guys out. My opponent has zero guys out. My opponent has herbert and Allen by the way.

The Harrow
The Harrow
9 months ago

always hilarious when CLE’s coaches ask mayfield to try to gain yards. hahaha. they’d prefer if they didn’t have to attempt that.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Is Ekeler confirmed out for this week? If so, Justin Jackson over Rashaad Penny in .5 PPR?

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Start two non ppr

Swift,michel,Henderson, pollard

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Non ppr start 2

Van Jefferson, Gallup ,Henderson, gaskin

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Herbert or hurts?

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
9 months ago

I was ready to take Taylor based on donkey teeths rankings and kamara fell to me. Wish I had pulled the trigger on Taylor…

I’m on a 2 qb league and have Brady / Taysom. Dts rankings came out before the Taysom news. Would you start Mills, Cam or Ian Book. I’m guessing Cam but any snap share with Walker scares me a bit.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
9 months ago
Reply to  jvanslyke

Or Josh Johnson

Cram It
Cram It
9 months ago
Reply to  jvanslyke

I’m gonna lose this week, so I need a contrarian hero. Who would you shoot your shot with at flex in PPR?

Duke Johnson
Abdullah
Berrios
Laquan Treadwell

Cram It
Cram It
9 months ago
Reply to  Cram It

Wrong spot, ah F it.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
9 months ago
Reply to  Cram It

Haha , I’ve done it before as well!

Cram It
Cram It
9 months ago
Reply to  jvanslyke

FWIW I’m literally starting Mills as my QB1 this week. I would love to roll with Newton but the threat of Darnold playing too is too risky for me. Mills has been solid at home and I expect he’ll throw the ball 40 times.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago
Reply to  Cram It

Even in a reduced role, I wonder if Cam can vulture a goal line TD

Cram It
Cram It
9 months ago
Reply to  William Hung

I’d bet that he will. Idk if that’s enough though.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
9 months ago
Reply to  Cram It

Yeah agree, he may but any split situation scares me! Rolling with Mills!

McKinzie
McKinzie
9 months ago

How far up is Josh Palmer now in PPR? Him over a gimped up Thielen?

Bad or Worse
Bad or Worse
9 months ago

.5 PPR. Please pick two of Bolden, Craig Reynolds, S Perine, and Chuba. Abdullah and Duke Johnson are out there, too. This has to be one of the saddest fantasy playoff questions ever… Thanks.

David
David
9 months ago

Thnx for the best year!
Need a D for today:
1) Rams (vs Min)
2) Pats (vs Buf)
3) Bengals (vs Ravens)

Playing Josh Allen in the Semis.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

So apparently we need to track injuries to the holder now too. Matt Prater went sideways cause Colt McCoy doesn’t know how to hold the football for kicks and just messed up the game for him. It was too late by the time they had the punter hold the ball

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

lol – true – but knowing that a kicker can be THAT impacted by the holder is just another data point I guess

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Yeah you’d think so! But then apparently the Cards didn’t practice kicks enough with McCoy – the 51 yard miss was because McCoy had the laces in, and then the XP miss was cause McCoy tilted the ball then McCoy was pulled… you’d think that if the holder is out, you’d practice a bunch of kicks too right? I feel like that’s gotta be on the coaching

The Harrow
The Harrow
9 months ago
Reply to  William Hung

prater f’d up the last kick with the 2nd holder too.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Also I currently have MIA D as they are facing the Saints but now I hear the Lions don’t have a QB – so do I go ATL?

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Then I guess I gotta go with my first choice in Miami D

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
9 months ago

One of these PPR

Monty
Javonte

plzhelp
plzhelp
9 months ago

looking for last second advice,

I need to pick 2 between: Deandre swift, barkley, or miles sanders

Also need help at picking a 2nd WR ( I need one of the following, unless you think 2 of the following are better than DJ Moore and whoever..): Van Jefferson, Golladay, Toney, or Emanuel sanders, Josh Palmer all available

Thanks for the help.

whichD
whichD
9 months ago

hate to ask a Defense question

Chargers agains houston or seattle agains chicago

Hope you had a great Christmas

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

J Jackson, Barkley, Rojo, Gage in PPR

Please pick 2 RBs and Flex!

Tempted to bench Barkley and put Jackson over him…

Much appreciated!!

Marky Mike
Marky Mike
9 months ago

PPR Josh Palmer or Dawson Knox at flex? Wan a safe 10 pts

Casey Crowhurst
Casey Crowhurst
9 months ago

Choose one to start at QB2:

Lawrence
Mills
Josh Jackson

What do you guys think??

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Start Henderson , Pollard or Jamal Williams? Non ppr

mike
mike
9 months ago

Full PPR Gallup or Dawson Knox at flex spot

Kerry Schneck
Kerry Schneck
9 months ago

Palmer from chargers or dj more panthers

740
740
9 months ago

Hey, can you please pick 3 to start. PPR

Mixon, Pollard, Justin Jackson, Javonte Williams

Thank you and happy holidays

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Non ppr need a melds replacement

J. Cook have him in right now
Higbee
Uzomah
Conklin
Kmet
Engram
Or anyone else ?

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago
Reply to  Russowl

Thanks again

Jon
Jon
9 months ago

Joshua Palmer or DJ Moore?

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

I keep debating between Goedert and Knox since I think Knox will be the #2 passing option today, and part of me thinks the Eagles will run the Giants into the ground, but I feel like I gotta go Goedert

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

This kinda gives me an idea – next season, you guys should do a discord on Sundays where we can talk about the games

The Harrow
The Harrow
9 months ago

i added mckenzie in a 20 teamer (lost just lately gab davis). but stuck with ty jo WR TB over him and over t.conklin at the flex spot. in that league am having to start burkhead and abdullah by now (ekeler lost this week). turns out k.vaughn (also added) maybe should’ve been the start over abdullah.

Kyle
Kyle
9 months ago

Prescott or Hurts?

Kyle
Kyle
9 months ago

Josh Jones or Ronald Jones II?

Kyle
Kyle
9 months ago
Reply to  Kyle

Josh Jacobs sorry

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Unless some 2nd half adjustments are made, I should’ve gone with my gut with Amon St. Brown over the Ramsey covered Justin Jefferson

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
9 months ago
Reply to  William Hung

was yr gut aware of t.boyle being the DET QB, sounds like other parts of you were.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

Yeah I benched St. Amon because I heard some unknown named Boyle was the QB but I was seriously going to roll him over Diontae until the QB news came out.

St. Amon reminds me of the year Allen Robinson broke out with the Jags where nobody was giving him any respect. St. Amon would be winning people playoff games, hindsight being 20/20

Taz
Taz
9 months ago

Last âme of the day for championship opportunity. He has Cooper (12pt projection), I have McLaurin (12pt projection)…Could replace with Gallap (11pt projection). We are tied basically at this point. Who is the start…Gallap or McLaurin?

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 months ago

Let down by Keenan Allen and Saquon Barkley today. Now I need 14 points from the New Orleans Def tomorrow night to win the semifinals.

William Hung
William Hung
9 months ago

I need 1 point from MIA D against the Saints… it shouldn’t have even been close but he had Tee Higgins and I had Stafford

Swaggerjackers
Swaggerjackers
9 months ago

Saints or Miami tonight?

It’s for all the glory!

Clokwerc
Clokwerc
9 months ago

K. Osborn, K. Toney, D. PArker, and Van Jefferson, choose 3.

My RB’s are Montgomery, Gibson, Mitchell, Ekeler, RoJo, and Penney. My TE is Schultz and D is NE. I also have 2ks, Bass & Tucker. Need to win, came in 2nd 4X UGH!!! I’m thinking D.Mont, Ekeler, and maybe Rojo vs NYJ, Penney vs Det, Gibson vs Phi, or Mitchell vs Hou. Hard to choose 3 Rbs. – Choose 3

My QB is K.Murray but I’m scared to play him but Tua, Trey, Fields & Jones are left on waivers. I need Help winning this Chip!!!! – Choose 1

Clokwerc
Clokwerc
9 months ago

K. Osborn, D. Parker, and Van Jefferson, choose 2.

I like Montgomery, Ekeler, and RoJo,
My TE is Schultz and Def is NE
IDP Jordyn Brooks (LB)/Sea

I have J. Waddle so i fgure hes an automatic so choose 2

HELP!!

LOL