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Welcome the first week of football, which started off the right way Thursday night when the Chiefs and Kareem Hunt made all of the WEEI listernship collectively question their existence. When life gives New England lemons, make me that sweet sweet schadenfreude is how the saying goes, right? Sans the Monday night double-header, we have a full slate of games today, featuring some interesting matchups between the Cowboys and Giants later tonight, and the Seahawks at the Packers. The Eagles and Redskins also piques my interest, much like how watching a 10-care pile up piques my interest. And have no fear, if you’re in the mood to take a nap, may I introduce to the Andrew Luck-less Colts against the Rams? But don’t worry, even the Jaguars versus the Texans can get me down (if the Jags and Texans have positive yardage, does anyone really notice? DEEP.) on opening Sunday, so without further ado, here’s your updated Razzball Fantasy Football Rankings and opportunity to ask those all so important roster questions!

Latest Player Status

RULED OUT: Andrew Luck QB – IND , Will Fuller WR – HOU , Alfred Blue RB – HOU, Mike Williams WR – LAC, Devontae Booker RB – DEN

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: John Ross WR – CIN

GAME TIME DECISION: T.J. Yeldon RB – JAC, Thomas Rawls RB – SEA, Odell Beckham Jr. WR – NYG, Jamison Crowder WR – WAS

EXPECTED TO PLAY: Cam Newton QB – CAR, Kenny Golladay WR – DET
 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Scott P says:
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    My dilemma,and I am probably not the only one; I have OBJ, but as a game time decision on a Sunday night. Our bench is just six player, so I don’t have a lot of droppable depth.

    Standard scoring, non-PPR 10 team league

    Bench WR are A. Robinson, Tate and D. Parker.
    Bench RB are Ajayi (usually CJ Anderson), R. Kelley, P. Perkins.

    Basically, I start Allen Robinson to be safe. Or, I start OBJ and drop Paul Perkins for Ted Ginn if OBJ doesn’t actually play. I am leaning towards the safe play, but of course am fearful of losing that big OBJ game.

    Any thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott P: I’d play it safe Week 1. I know it sucks to hear, but there’s no reason to force something so early.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Scott P: I would move OBJ to the flex if you could just in case and move Tate to the starting lineup. If you get word that OBJ is a good, start him, and if not, I would then drop Kelley and pick up Ginn

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Scott P: start Allen Robinson, even if OBJ plays he won’t be effective. I wouldn’t consider playing him

  2. the imp says:
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    I’m torn between Arob and Garcon as my WR3 in PPR. You rank them close. What did you see to give Garcon the edge today?
    For some reason, I worry about Garcon’s target security. I “know” Arob will get lots of (bad) targets from Bortles. Is the idea that the history (and some preseason action) confirmation that Shanny will make good use of Garcon?
    Thanks for any thoughts and good luck today!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the imp: I have ARob by the hair. Tough matchups for both though.

      • The imp says:
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        @Jay: Yeah. Not a no brainer for sure.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @the imp: I like Garcon and here’s why. First off, Garcon is in what will probably be one of the best offenses in the NFL under Kyle Shanahan. Second, the game should be a shootout thanks to San Fran’s defense and Carolina’s offense, so it’s likely the Niners will be throwing from behind. Also, Brian Hoyer is a really serviceable QB and Garcon will likely draw the coverage of CB Daryl Worley, someone he can beat.

      Here’s why I don’t like Arob. This game should be low-scoring and a defensive struggle between two great units in the Texans and Jaguars. The Texans D and J.J. Watt will be amped up after Hurricane Harvey and Blake Bortles doesn’t really stand a big chance to be efficient

      • The imp says:
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        @Zach: thank you for that analysis. It helps me have even more positive vibes than I was already having for Garçon. Let’s hope it is a second coming of WAS a couple years back.

    • Scott P says:
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      @the imp:

      RB – Hunt, Cook
      WR – OBJ, Demaryius
      Flex – CJ Anderson

      I suppose I will have to roll with Allen Robinson. That will make things interesting since I am in Houston and watching the game next door today.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Zach: I like @the imp: I like Garcon as well!

  3. Dom says:
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    Some fool dropped Mike Evans in my league so I was able to pick him up. With my line up now would you trade Ingram and Nelson for Mccoy. Or try to get a deal trading pryor for a worse RB but better than Ingram .

    Also who should I start at RB Ingram, Gore, or woodhead standard scoring

    QB Aaron Rodgers
    RB Mark Ingram
    RB Kareem Hunt
    WR Jordy Nelson
    WR Dez Bryant
    TE Jordan Reed
    Flex Terrelle Pryor
    Bench
    QB Eli Manning
    RB Danny Woodhead
    RB Mike Evans
    RB Jamaal Williams
    RB Frank Gore
    WR Martavis Bryant

    K Adam Vinateri
    Def Bengals

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: Yeah, if that’s the case, I would go for McCoy there.

      • Dom says:
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        @Jay: With same deal would you do Pryor, Dez, and Ingram for McCoy and Eric Decker

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dom: that seems a little too much.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Dom: Yeah I’m with Jay here, and I would start Gore. He should get some work with Scott Tolzien under center

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Dom: pull the trigger!!!

  4. Nick says:
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    Hi Jay !!!

    whazzuupp ?

    already started week 1 well with Hunt (team 1) and Tyreek Hill (team 2) !!

    what would you do with REED at TE, i’d rather start Engram, to be safe ?!

    Nick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: what up! Off to a good start… with the Reed news, I might go Engram. Keep tabs on how he looks pregame, I will be as well.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Nick: Engram isn’t a bad option. Some other great options are Jason Witten and Charles Clay

      • William Hung says:
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        @Zach: would you play Charles Clay over Antonio Gates this week?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Nick: Engram might have a huge game today

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: IT’S TONIGHT MATT NOT TODAY!!! IT’S TONIGHT ON NBC IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NOT SUNDAY DAY FOOTBALL

    • Oliver says:
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      @Nick: Man, I had Hunt on the bench, like a moron. I wanted to see how he’d perform before depending on him. I won’t make the same mistake again.

  5. Dom says:
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    Hey I was able to talk him into doing McCoy and Allen for Dez, Ingram, and Pryor. That might be a good deal. I feel Allen might be better than Pryor and a good flex while I improve RB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: It’s a fair point Dom, there is risk with Allen, but it’s not crazy bad or anything. It’s fair and consolidates your talent. I’m fine with it.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Dom: Awesome man!

  6. Comatose says:
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    I’ve built a nice lead already through Hunt, so I’m thinking of starting Big Ben over Wilson because I feel like it’s safer. I know what the rankings say, but any thoughts on this given the circumstances?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Comatose: I kinda like Wilson this week, but you’re right, they are close enough to where you can go with either.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Comatose: I feel like it’s a bad move to not start Wilson. Roethlisberger has more risk I think because he’s playing on the road. Green Bay’s defense is not good at all, and Baldwin+Richardson should do very well

      • Comatose says:
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        @Zach: Isnt Seattle on the road as well?

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Comatose: Yeah but this game should be a shootout

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Comatose: Wilson, Packers have a weak secondary and Wilson is totally healthy

  7. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you play Garcon vsCAR over [email protected]? .5 PPR
    It’s a major dilemma, I also have Tyrell Williams @DEN playing tomorrow evening but that matchup is horrendous.

    Also Dak vsNYG over [email protected]?
    They are close in ranks, my opponent has Larry Fitz so was debating trying to hedge.

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yeah, I’m probably leaning towards the safe play right now with OBJ. Keep an eye on his continued status, but I’m not taking a zero in Week 1. And sure, Palmer is close enough to where that’s a nice hedge.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Oppo Taco: First off, Palmer over Dak. And all the TD’s Fitz score are neutralized because you have Palmer.

      Second, I would not start Garcon over OBJ. I would put OBJ to the flex and if he doesn’t play, Tyrell actually doesn’t have to bad of a matchup

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Palmer, and Don’t start OBJ under any circumstances, he’d be a decoy at best

  8. Matthew Parker says:
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    Trying to figure out what to do with this Beckham situation. I have the following that I’m trying to work in: Gurley, Lynch, and Powell for RBs (need to start 2) and Beckham, Hilton, and Diggs (need to start 2), and need 1 flex out of the remaining. The problem is timing. I would like to start Diggs but if Beckham doesn’t play I’ll need to use him to plug the spot since he doesn’t play til Monday. The “safe” play is probably to start the 3 RBs but then either Beckham or Diggs is not going to play. What do you think? PPR, but I don’t think that matters in this case.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matthew Parker: yeah, I’d play it safe and sit on OBJ unless something changes in the news that gives hope. Too much risk there.

      • Peter Parker says:
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        @Jay: ok, so you think I should keep Diggs in reserve and risk him not playing if OBJ plays tonight? vs. me just pretending like OBJ won’t play and proceeding with Diggs and the 3 RBs?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Peter Parker: no, I would react as if OBJ isn’t playing. I may have read your q wrong.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jay: I agree with Jay on this. Plus it’s OBJ and it’s week 1. He’ll do everything in his power to play

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @Zach: he won’t produce

  9. Chris says:
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    Standard league need to pick 1
    Jeremy hill
    Randall Cobb
    Paul Richardson

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Chris: Paul Richardson

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Chris: richardson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chris: I like Richardson as well.

  10. Fizz says:
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    Thoughts on Chris Carson? Worth droppin Mack for him?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Fizz: Marlon? Yeah I would drop Mack for Carson. And with Rawls hurt, Carson has value and is a talented dude. Definitely worth a stash

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Fizz: could be scoop of the season, he looked amazing in the preseason

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: yeah, I want Carson there.

  11. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team ppr we keep 3 guys(200$ budget)

    I have Elliott, mccafrey, cooks, mixon

    Would you trade Elliott for AJ Green or amari cooper?

    We don’t have a flex option, start 3 WRs

    my WRs Hopkins, Watkins, Adams, moncrief, golladay, j Matthews

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Big League Choo: I think you have good enough WR’s for you to not give up Elliott. Keep Zeke

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Big League Choo: I’d try and flip McCaffery for Cooper

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big League Choo: Hold on Zeke. Try to combo Mixon and something for an upgrade

  12. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Jay! What up guys – better defense today, steelers or Rams?

    Better TE for today, Ebron, Fleener, or Engram?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: What’s up man?!?! You holding in there? Today, I’d go with Rams, and then for TE, I’d go Fleener, especially because Snead is OUT.

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Zach: cool thx Zach

  13. Fizz says:
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    Blount or Mixon at flex?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Fizz: mixon, he’s a star and he’s going to touch the ball 12-15 times.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: leaning Mixon today.

  14. Oliver says:
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    I see that you have Carson Palmer higher than most. I’m considering starting him over Cousins, given the latter’s entirely new receiving corps and the lack of chemistry they have demonstrated all preseason. Palmer, on the other hand, has his old Fitz-Brown tandem, and we know how those guys can perform when healthy. What do you think?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Oliver: I’m rolling with Cousins today against a not great secondary in Philly. I wouldn’t look too much into the preseason performance.

      • Oliver says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: Thanks. Knocking on wood. Haha.

        What do you think about Hooper at TE vs the Bad News Bears over Ebron against the blanketing Arizona defense?

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @Oliver: I don’t know what to make of Hooper yet til I see his usage, but AZ def doesn’t scare me as much as it used to so I would personally go Ebron

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oliver: I like Palmers matchup a little more today.

  15. Aaron says:
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    Good morning! Two dilemmas. Cj Anderson vs joe mixon. And demaryius Thomas vs. Paul Richardson. I’m a little worried about thomas’ health.
    Thanks.
    Aaron

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Aaron: CJ and I think I’d go Paul Richardson in a nice matchup

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aaron: going CJA and DT.

  16. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Start Tate and sit Odell?

  17. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    yuck, only have a-rob in one spot, but he’s a keeper player, woodhead in MANY spots.

  18. William Hung says:
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    Woodhead always teases me to draft him especially since he goes so late – I officially hate this guy

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, trust me, I know the feeling.

  19. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    looks like woodhead will shortly be in my 2nd IR slot

    12 team 2 QB dynasty. half PPR
    QB (2) rodgers, tygod, mccown, brissett, mahomes
    RB (2) ingram, t.west, forte, woodhead, kamara, charles
    WR (3) allen, britt, d-jax, decker, jordy, treadwell
    TE (1) ertz
    2 flexes (R/W/T)
    IR edleman
    K ?
    IDP flexes (4) l.david, t.smith, ogletree, collins
    team DEF DEN

    can still grab a kicker (LAC) or forbath for tomorrow. but sounding like luck’s out even longer, probably giving brissett some value. every day FAAB waivers here. i started woodhead so can’t stash till later anyway. petty isn’t owned so could grab him later whoever gets dropped.

    2. is m.lee over anybody else now with the a-rob injury?

  20. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    uh oh, johnson (ARI) hurt. the important one.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: scratch that, apparently he’s back in, the espn box scores said the long pass gain that set up that k.will TD d.johnson was injured on, but he came back in next drive for 11 yds then lost fumble.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: well then later (sounds like the fumble play) he did in fact leave with a wrist injury, but it wasn’t shown on the play by play, unlike the earlier one.

  21. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    man they’re jerking around west and j.allen yet again. good thing i got allen in a really deep league where i have west, but it’s a problem in all the other spots i have west. this MIGHT only be a situation where they’re running every play this half to run clock out, hopefully.

  22. William Hung says:
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    #1 WW add is this Cohen kid on the bears?

  23. Cookie Monster says:
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    Howdy jay not my week. Ultimate sad face

    So the hurricane Irma canceled the Mia/TB game & Winston is my QB, I picked up Palmer for this week ugly! It’s the start of the 4th & he only has 6 pts gross

    My RB 1 David Johnson got injured & is questionable to return injuring his wrist. Other guys in my lineup who didn’t show up: hogan 1.5 pts, martavis Bryant 6 min left in 4th & only 2 pts. And bills D has 14 pts for me

    I still have left Gordon, Marshall, mcaffery at flex, hunter Henry, then my kicker who I’ll stream maybe kai forbath , McManus or koo.

    My opponent still has his studs left; Brees, Ingram, j stew, Cobb, Rudolph, thielen, Giants D

    Right now I’m down 41-39.5 but he still has a ton left including D

    If I do lose & im first in the waiver order is kerwyn Williams must add for me based on DJ?

    I do have Hunt on my bench def thinking of starting him next week ,

    Is snead someone to hold onto or cut, I’d look into either nelson aghlor, galloday Kupp, Kendall wright, Dorsett

    Since I have Winston what about dropping Palmer for kerwyn Williams? Tarik Cohen is also available

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cookie Monster: just looks like a minor wrist injury, but let’s see how it develops. Williams is the add if this goes south.

      • Cookie Monster says:
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        @Jay:

        For sure! Just got a notification DJ had an X-ray & it came back negative. He is scheduled for a MRI tomorrow (Monday)

        As of now, where do you rank these for potential waiver adds: kerwynn Williams , Tarik Cohen, buck Allen, Tolbert (McCoy may have gotten injured), chark west, Kenny galloday, Nelson agholor, JJ Nelson, Kearse , Kupp

        Which D to target to stream for week 2?

        Raiders D (host jets)

        Jags D (host Titans)

        Ravens D (hosting browns)

        Redskins D (at LA rams)

        Packers D (@ ATL)

        Eagles D (at KC)

        Bucs D (hosting Bears)

        Dolphins D (At Chargers)

        Chargers D (hosting fins )

        I’m dropping bills d they were my week 1 stream pick

  24. William Hung says:
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    So all that talk about Carson Palmer being healthy and Lions D being bad…
    I’m actually scared of playing Palmer against the Colts next week. Got burned overthinking stuff and benched Rivers in favor of this bum

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I may or may have not done the same thing…

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: It’s good to see Kittle get 3 receptions so far. Maybe his role will provide a decent 3-4 point floor

        #14TeamLeagueProblems

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @William Hung: this week was Kittle’s floor I believe

          • William Hung says:
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            @Unbreakable_MB: If that’s true then i’m looking at trying to drop Mr. Glass Woodhead for Tarik Cohen

            I didn’t see Cohen on any deep league radars before Week 1… he’s obviously got talent.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @William Hung: uh, rivers can still do worse, it’s @ DEN. could easily end up with less yds.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @William Hung: also without looking i’d think
      palmer @ DET
      was ranked higher than
      rivers @ DEN
      now i’ll go look, oh yeah WAY ahead, like 7 slots.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        Yeah, hard to get behind Philip in Denver, but Palmer looked aoghaw035tyqoht

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Jay: agreed, but we’re talking about the decision when it had to be made, not after, or at least will hung was

  25. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    12 team half PPR. worst WR is k.white, didn’t get anything then got hurt. only player possibly screwed over more than howard by tank cohen today.

    options: agholor (FINALLY, i didn’t hold him long enough in some dynasties, STUPID STUPID (bangs head into wall)), gooladay, kearse

  26. Barker says:
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    Ppr

    B marshall or e sanders for flex

    With news of obj being out what is the play ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Feeling Marshall.

  27. Nightpandas says:
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    Palmer and Semien are my qbs in a 16 team league…should I move Palmer for Cutler?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Palmer doesn’t excite me, but I think that’s iffy.

  28. Maccer says:
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    Hi Jay,

    First time at Razzball for football!

    PPR start 2 Qbs. I have Brees and Matt Ryan. Would you trade Brees and Ezekiel for Carr and Le’veon?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Welcome to the site! I would hold, seems too lateral for my liking.

      • Maccer says:
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        @Jay: thanks Jay. Gonna hold and with Elliot back for now he looks good

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Boy does he. Don’t let him hit you though!

  29. JJ what says:
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    Obj out leaves me with picking two of three standard league: Keenan Allen, cja, Shepard
    I’m waffling like crazy. Leaning cja and shep at the moment.

    Down 15. With two of those and Rudolph left
    He’s got d Thomas left.

    • Jay

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      I agree on those two.

  30. Brian Blacklow says:
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    Trade question. Regular PPR league with 2 RB, 2 WR, and a flex.

    I got offered Emmanuel Sanders for Ameer Abdullah. I’m pretty sure I get the better player, but I think I’m stronger at WR than RB.

    WRs: Brandin Cooks, Michael Crabtree, Mike Evans, Demaryius Thomas, Pierre Garcon , and Kenny Britt
    RBs: Melvin Gordon, Kareen Hunt, Ameer Abdullah, Frank Gore, and Terrance West

    Knowing I’m stronger in WR, should I still make the trade?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I would hold onto Ameer there.

      • Brian says:
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        Appreciate the third party validation!

  31. Tony says:
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    In my keeper league with 1 IR spot, I need to drop Ware or A-Rob. Do you think Ware is gonna be valuable next year? Or is his job gone at this point.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Tony: there’s always the possibility he signs somewhere else, but yeah Hunt is the guy in KC now. A Rob will be a WR1 somewhere with a better QB, just might not get paid as much as he wanted to

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