We have two new starting quarterbacks this week and we really only wanted to see one of them. Am I complaining about the Giants benching Eli? No. Eli hasn’t played well for a while and Evan Engram and co. dropping easy passes isn’t doing him any favors either. I would be more excited about the Jimmy Garappolo roll out if Pierre Garcon was healthy. Marquise Goodwin isn’t enough for Garappolo to be a fantasy relevant quarterback this season. Although, if Garappolo is able to open things up and move the ball a little bit I think that it helps Carlos Hyde find the end zone a little easier…

 

 

I love Case Keenum and Adam Thielen this week. I think that Robby Anderson is a top 10 play this week and I’m praying to the fantasy gods that he can line up against Darrelle Revis for a few plays and welcome him back to the NFL the hard way. I can’t help it but to rank Josh Gordon just outside of the top 30 this week among wide receivers. If he sees 7 or 8 targets it’s almost a given.

Speaking of Browns, I have DeShone Kizer ranked within my top 20 for quarterbacks this week. Besides having both Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon, Kizer has actually played pretty well in 2 of the last 3 games. Nobody plays that great against Jacksonville, so it’s hard to hold that against him.  Both Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead are easy plays this week. I also think that Tevin Coleman is a top 10 play as long as he is the lead back for Atlanta. Minnesota has a tough defense, but Atlanta must give Coleman work to be successful.

Sticking with Atlanta and Minnesota, I am lower on Julio Jones this week than other rankers. Julio always torches Tampa, last week doesn’t justify the rest of his ugly season. A match up against Xavier Rhodes doesn’t do Julio any favors either. I want to rank Blaine Gabbert higher than I have him ranked, but his match up makes it difficult to do so. I don’t see Marcus Mariota or Dak Prescott cracking my top 10 until they improve. I got fooled by Dak getting Tyron Smith back last week and that’s not going to happen again. The Cowboys offense doesn’t move the ball without the running game and it doesn’t help that Dez Bryant is unable to create any separation from defenders.

I think that Matt Patricia will do whatever he can to take LeSean McCoy out of the game plan which is why I have him ranked just outside of my top 10 running backs this week. It’s hard to put any trust in Kareem Hunt with the way that this offense has been operating. Whether it’s his fault or not, he falls out of my top 15 running backs for this week.

 

 

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  1. brian says:
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    Hey MB,

    behind a firewall so can’t see your rankings.

    For QB, start Carr, Tyrod, Hundley, Mccown, or Winston? I’m streaming, so can you also rank these guys for ROS?

    For DEF, roll with PHI or take a stab at TEN for this week and ROS?

    1/2 PPR – Pick 2 from demarco, collins, rishard, or corey davis?

    1/4 PPR – start engram or doyle? Start shepard if he plays, sanu, or engram/doyle?

    In dynasty PPR, is it worth stashing Damiere Byrd and dropping Chester rogers?

    Thanks!

  2. MB

    Unbreakable_MB says:
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    Hey Brian!

    I’d go with McCown this week AND ros followed by Carr then Tyrod.

    I’d still roll with Philly

    Doyle and Sanu

    No, I’d hold onto Rogers

  3. Roger that says:
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    Hey man! Speaking of your diddy pic did you hear he’s going by a new name; “love”

    If I was a MC I’d be called MC Lovin’

    Lol anywhoo I’m 8-4 in my 10 team espn league. Each division is comprised of 5 teams each.
    Regardless if I win or lose this week I already punched my ticket for a week 1 bye. I’ll be the 2 seed even if I win because the top two teams in the other division are 9-3 but have more points on the season than me.

    Looking at the big picture trying to decide which QB to add off waivers; I have Dak Prescott as my only QB but I’m not to confident in starting him yet now that could change if the Dallas offense picks up but as of now he’ll be on my bench. I plan to drop my worst bench guy to add a QB & play matchups between Dak & QB X

    Here’s available ones :

    Bortles he actually has an interesting playoff schedule

    Bortles week 13 vs colts
    Week 15 vs Texans
    Week 16 @ SF

    Dalton week 13 home v Steelers
    Week 15 @ Minnesota
    Week 15 vs lions

    Mariota week 13 vs Texans
    Week 15 @ SF
    Week 16 vs Rams

    Josh mccown week 13 vs Chiefs
    Week 15 @ NO
    Week 16 vs chargers

    Thanks mann!!!!

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Roger that: I think that you should pursue a rap career just so you can use that name. That Bortles schedule is nice, but I trust McCown more

      • Roger that says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB:

        lol in totally should pursue a rap career for that name!

        Oh also Panthers D/st were dropped but playoff wise week 15 they get Packers & week 16 Bucs. Worth an add? My d is chargers or just use chargers as set it & forget it?

        I plan on dropping lafell from my bench to add one of these : Paul Richardson (Baldwin insurance?), Dede Westbrook, Inman, josh Reynolds, Tyrell Williams, Golladay , jaquizz Rodgers, Rod smith, mckissic, Lacy , Charles Clay or Ricky seals?

        Lastly- is Davante Parker droppable yet or waiting a week? Heck the season is virtually over we are at week 13 & he’s been slumping

        Gracias!-

        • Roger that says:
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          @Roger that:

          You can be my rap manager!

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @Roger that: I’d be thrilled to be your rap manager! I’d set and forget Chargers d/st.

          Richardson is fine, I also like Westbrook.

          Yeah you can drop Parker

  4. Steve says:
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    Wondering if I should pickup A. Rodgers? My QBs r Rivers and Mariota. If so, Who do I drop, Mariota, or either C. Davis, or Doctson?
    my WRs. Baldwin, Allen, Adams, JuJu, C. Davis, Doctson?

    Thx

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Steve: I’d drop Mariota for him

  5. Scott says:
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    Your ranking for engram seems high to me without Eli playing. I wanted to ask if I can drop engram now that Eli is not going to play rest of season. Thanks. I own Vernon Davis and Olsen. This is for a wr/te spot.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Scott: I did these Tuesday A.M. and that is a change I forgot to make, thanks for pointing it out! Yes you can drop him

  6. Nightpandas says:
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    Not playing for anything this week, 2 seed locked up in a 16 team std

    Wondering if I should grab Kizer for the playoffs. I have A Smith with Cutler on my bench.

    Wire is pretty bare: Kizer, Trubinsky, Savage, Simien

    Thanks man

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Nightpandas: yeah grab Kizer and I’ll update everyone how he looked that didn’t watch him on Monday morning. Speculative pick ups can’t do any harm

  7. Ron P says:
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    I’m preparing for a playoff run. Out of these week 15 defenses, how would you rank Bills, Skins and Falcons?

    Bills vs Mia
    Skins vs Ari
    Falcons at TB

    Thanks.

    • Jake says:
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      @Ron P: Not sure what MB will say but I grabbed Buffallo everywhere I could for week 15 at home against Miami sounds JUICY to me.

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Jake: yeah BUF, ATL, ARI

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Ron P: Buffalo first, then ATL

  8. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    montgomery or m.davis in a 12 team .2 PPR (pretty much a standard). we have a 6 max RB and WR but deep benches. i have these RB’s: howard/mccoy/lat murray/montgomery/perine/drake. keep 6 per year and i have some really good options already in howard/jeffery/ertz/julio/jordy/mccoy.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: I’d rather rost Davis, I don’t see a scenario where I’d play Montgomery

  9. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    where does winston rank now that he’s playing, you have fitz, but he’s not playing.

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