We have a London game! It should mean earlier football but instead it is the same time as the other early games but unfortunately the NFL is putting this game at noon as well. We all will have to wait another week to get a bonus 3 and a half hours of football. Speaking of London, apparently the Jaguars becoming London’s official team is closer to becoming a reality according to their ownership. That seems like nothing but a sh*tshow. Jacksonville finally has a competitor to root for and NOW it’s time for this. Khan wants to keep the team based in Jacksonville while playing some or most of their home games at Wembley stadium. Who would want to sign there? That’s taking away a lot of what home field advantage has to offer. Does Blake Bortles really play that much better overseas? But, if we can get more 8:30 games I might not complain that much. 

Weather

The weather is looking pretty clear. There is a chance of rain for Baltimore Vs. Tennessee and a possibility of snow for L.A. Rams vs. Denver. That game will be the coldest one that we have this week with temperatures being in the 20’s. 

Injuries

Jack Doyle – OUT

T.Y. Hilton-  OUT

Deshaun Watson – Questionable

Ryan Tannehill – Questionable

Tyler Kroft – OUT

O.J. Howard – Questionable

Nick Vannett – Questionable

Leonard Fournette – OUT

Brandin Cooks – PLAYING

Cooper Kupp – PLAYING

I will see you all in the comment section!

 

  1. Allan says:
    (link)

    Cook, Cohen, or Drake RB2 full point ppr?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Cohen

  2. Bob says:
    (link)

    I added brate this week. Howard is supposed to play. Do I add Howard and use him over brate? .5 ppr. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      I’d play Brate still. Jameis loves him

  3. William Sayde says:
    (link)

    1) Funchess or Fitzy for flex in 0.5 PPR?

    2) Mike Williams or Josh Gordon or Buck Allen for flex in full point PPR?

    Thanks as always!

  4. JohnsonKupp says:
    (link)

    Need 1 FLEX between Hines, C Rogers, R Jones, or wait til Monday and go with Cobb, Allison, or MVS. I have Rodgers so does it make sense to wait and stack whoever is the number 2 GB WR?
    Thanks!

  5. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Bibbs worth a look with Thompson out? 16 team std.

    2 flex spots between bibbs Hines Calloway Gabriel Stills Henry

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Eh, not really. I’d play Hines and Calloway

  6. Slavik says:
    (link)

    Have a trade offer of one of my big three WRs for David Johnson. Standard league. Own brown, Hopkins, and thielen.
    Do you do this? I feel like I need to get an upside wr back too even if I toss in a depth runningback. He owns Davis, m Williams, Ridley, Baldwin. (in addition to aj green and m Thomas)

    Thanks!
    Starting Conner, lynch, and ekeler right now. D freeman, Royce, Henry, kerryon, breida, Morris on the bench. We run deep benches so not much left on waivers.

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Yeah, I’d want a Ridley or Baldwin back as well

  7. Steinbeck says:
    (link)

    Assume that HOWard and Brate both play:
    1. Who is your PPR start today of those two and Olsen?
    2. Any idea who to hold ROS or do we just have to see what happens today?

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Brate today, Howard ROS. I like Olsen more than both

      • Steinbeck says:
        (link)

        @MB: Thanks and one more:

        Owning w 1 q and 3 wr starts in PPR and no flex
        Winston
        Beckham/Evans/Landry/Edelman/Baldwin

        Would you keep Baldwin or add Russell Wilson as a potential ROS upgrade on Winston?

        • MB

          MB says:
          (link)

          Keep Baldwin

  8. Fizz says:
    (link)

    Need to start one of these guys:
    Jordy Nelson
    Coutee
    C. Davis
    R. Anderson
    Godwin

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Coutee

  9. Fizz says:
    (link)

    Kupp, J. Gordon or Coutee? Who has highest upside this week?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      I’d say Josh Gordon has the highest upside

  10. Fizz says:
    (link)

    Dalvin Cook, E. Sanders, orT. Coleman at flex

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Coleman

  11. Wide Right says:
    (link)

    PPR league..
    RB2- Cook, Drake, or M.Davis??
    Flex: DeDe, Stills, Cook, Drake, or MDavis??

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Cook and Drake

  12. Scott says:
    (link)

    Need two in a standard scoring league:

    Lesean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, Aaron Jones, Austin Eckler, Ronald Jones, Lamar Miller

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      McCoy and Lynch

  13. Paul Zone says:
    (link)

    Oh what to do with this Seattle offense. I have Wilson at QB, PPR league and deciding on a RB and a FLEX out of

    Peterson, Miller, Baldwin, Enunwa

    Leaning Peterson and Baldwin but hate to have 2 Seahawks in London and Baldwin has stunk.

    Thoughts?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      I’d go with Peterson and Enunwa. Enunwa had a brutal matchup last week and should bounce back

  14. Principal Blackman says:
    (link)

    Thanks for all of the hard work and rock solid advice. I really do appreciate it. I do have just one question though. I’m just curious as to why, after going out of your way to bring attention to the IDP format last year, there has been literally zero focus on it within these pages this year?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      It didn’t pick up any steam. I’ll always help readers with IDP Q’s

  15. steve stevenson says:
    (link)

    2 dart throw .5 ppr RB today: mike davis, ronald jones, ito smith, juszczyk?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Rojo baby!!! Lets go. Scrabble is the safest though.

  16. Ross Watson says:
    (link)

    Greg Olsen or OJ Howard in a .5 pt ppr?

    • Ross Watson says:
      (link)

      Or Trade Tevin Coleman for Jordan Reed?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Olsen

  17. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Scrabble or Gabriel? 12 team std

    • Nightpandas says:
      (link)

      @Nightpandas: or MVS

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Gabriel

  18. RICE says:
    (link)

    Hey MB!

    Can’t see the rankings coming through so two quick questions.

    10 team / H2H / 1/2 PPR

    Sounds like Dalvin is going to be on a snap count today…

    1) Need to choose TWO please: Dalvin, Javarious, Eakeler, Enunwa, K. Drake

    2) Got offered Rudolph for Njoku. Thoughts?

    Thanks!!!

    • RICE says:
      (link)

      @RICE: Cook now inactive…

      10 team / H2H / 1/2 PPR

      1) Need to choose TWO please: Javarious, Eakeler, Enunwa, K. Drake

      2) Got offered Rudolph for Njoku. Thoughts?

      • RICE says:
        (link)

        @RICE: add…. Latavious Murray to that list please.

        • MB

          MB says:
          (link)

          Still Buck and Enunwa

      • MB

        MB says:
        (link)

        Keep Njoku

  19. Jumponit says:
    (link)

    Hey MB – do you trust Cook with his hamstring injury and limited snap count in a plus matchup?

    STD league
    Pick 2: Cook, Drake, DLew, Mike Davis,Buck Allen
    Pick 2: Brown, Sanu, Westbrook
    Remaining: 1 Flex

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Drake, Allen, Brown, Sanu, and Westbrook

  20. cojason says:
    (link)

    I was offered a trade in a 12-team keeper league where we keep 3 offensive and 2 defensive players. I have Le’Veon Bell waiting. In the meantime, I got this offer.

    A. Davante Adams, Kenyan Drake, Andy Dalton, Akiem Hicks, and Tremaine Edmunds.
    B. Christian McCaffery, Joe Flacco, Trey Flowers, and Anthony Hitchens.

    Which side do you prefer? Thanks.

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      B. Love McCaffery and Hitchens

  21. Rick H says:
    (link)

    Pick 2: Mike Davis, Philip Lindsay, or Keke Coutee.

    PPR league

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Lindsay

  22. friar says:
    (link)

    Yet another Dalvin Cook Roulette question: Cook, Murray, or Drake today (0.5 ppr)?

    • friar says:
      (link)

      @friar: Never mind. With Cook now ruled out, Murray seems like the easy choice to me, getting the lead role against the atrocious Arizona run defense.

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Murray. Cook inactive

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
        (link)

        @MB: well that’s a lucky break in a 20 teamer where i have to play lat murray since thompson is out (and blount on bye), along with ekeler in.

  23. Fizz says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Odelle for Dalvin Cook?

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Yes

  24. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
    (link)

    howard back, dynasty 14 teamer have howard, vance, walker (one IR slot with guice in it). it’s a SUPER standard with super flex (super standard meaning QB’s are even MORE valuable, as it’s 15 rushing/receiving per point for some reason). i only have allen/goff at QB (in draft went allen, guice, peterman to lock up BUF’s QB’s, all my last year ones either retired (palmer) or lost jobs again at some point). howard or vance this week. howard was ruled healthy so late he’s not showing up at FP being ranked at all.

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
      (link)

      @Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands: also
      2. best QB for next week, i have RW3 (bye) and nabbed eli @ ATL, which of these sounds best:
      eli @ ATL
      smith vs DAL
      flacco vs NO
      trubisky vs NE

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      I have Howard at TE17

  25. RICE says:
    (link)

    10 team / H2H / 1/2 PPR

    1) Need to choose TWO please: L Murray, Javarious, Eakeler, Enunwa, K. Drake

    2) Got offered Rudolph for Njoku. Thoughts?

    • RICE says:
      (link)

      @RICE: nevermind… I see answered above

      • MB

        MB says:
        (link)

        @RICE: cool

  26. Stephen says:
    (link)

    Was offered Lesean mccoy and calvin ridley for my ty hilton and kerryon johnson. ppr league
    I still have Stefon Diggs, Tyler Boyd, Amari Cooper, and Corey Davis at WR
    And Saquon Barkley, Tevin Coleman, Javoris Allen, Phillip Lindsay, and Leveon Bell at RB

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Take it

      • Stephen says:
        (link)

        @MB:
        Thanks!

  27. Scott says:
    (link)

    Need to start 3 of these running backs:

    Joe Mixon
    Jordan Howard
    Carlos Hyde
    Adrian Peterson

    AP was the odd man out originally, but with Chris Thompson out would you bump someone else instead?

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
      (link)

      Peterson > Hyde

  28. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
    (link)

    WTF is going on in the BUF @ HOU game. somehow the box score is showing the HOU punter punts for -38 yards BUT the hangtime ON the punt was 5 seconds?! was this ball punted backwards while he was hit? i’m in a last longer (28 out of 47 people left, nearly 2 dimes in pot, allowed rebuys till end of week 4, only used one “elite” team NE last week)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
      (link)

      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: nevermind, it was just an espn f’up, of COURSE it was on BUF’s side of field, for 2-3 plays it’s mislabeled as a negative punt and thus BUF shown having the ball on HOU’s goal line, which never happened.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
        (link)

        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: about to go out now, unless HOU can move the ball at least once in this half. shit this is BUF on the road too, not like that MIN @ BUF game.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
          (link)

          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: pretty funny if peterman’s first NOT complete utter failure of a game in his life is how i lose this here. takes me back to my biggest single game sports betting loss. that one time matt lineart ARI had to start due to a palmer (when palmer was very good) injury @ TEN (v.young); due to the website my bookie went off (the lines would actually move sometimes AFTER you bet, EVEN IF you waited till game started, similar to a horse track) instead of having TEN as a .5 fav it went up to like 2.5 or 3. i still would’ve won that except v.young couldn’t read the damn clock to end the 1st half, so instead of just downing the ball and getting a cheap short FG he ran out the clock dodging defenders.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
            (link)

            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: TEN did end up winning that one by either 1 or 2, so the parlay of that website adjusting it’s line till up to about 5 mins after start of game (i called in bet AT start of game when it was TEN -.5) AND v.young not realizing what a game clock is is only way i lost that game.

            this was such a damn set up (or it appears that way). after well over a half of not moving the ball at ALL (possibly since they didn’t try to, and were getting sacked about every 3 plays in 2nd half), fuller/nuke all of a sudden get numerous gash gains on one drive. fuller i’m pretty sure didn’t play this game till about 4 mins left.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
              (link)

              @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: but of course they can’t score from the 1 on 1st and 1.

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
                (link)

                @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: finally peterman turns back into peterman, esp on that last pick, where the game is tied, with not really enough time to try to gamble on forcing the ball down the field.

  29. William Hung says:
    (link)

    This is the “bench outplaying the starters” week for me… I benched both Clement and Cohen this week in favor of John Brown and TJ Yeldon. Those moves are going to sink me in my matchup.

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
      (link)

      @William Hung: me with grant IND (all the IND pass catchers hurt, good matchup in general, about 20 or more spots ranked higher by the FP top 30 guys for WR PPR) over a.wilson MIA (brock lobster, CHI isn’t good matchup), will lose in a 20 teamer from this.

  30. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
    (link)

    surprisingly for this 14 team SUPER standard with a super flex, and i have a backup kicker to drop (lutz out this week, dynasty league too),
    1. what’s best order of these (my QB’s are allen/goff) for waivering:
    peterman
    anderson (BUF)
    kelly (i’ve actually owned him two times already just in case keenum got benched, damn shame i had a kicker bye week this week when it happened)
    mccarron

    my roster now:
    QB goff/allen
    RB (2) gurley, hyde, coleman, breida, mal brown (gurley handcuff)
    WR (2) green, cooks, m.williams, parker, dez
    TE (1) howard, vance, walker
    1 regular flex
    1 super flex
    yeah i know i’ve been holding onto parker/dez for a LONG time now.
    IR (1) guice
    kicker lutz, and a streamer
    D MIN D

    2. if these are best RB/WR out there, hold parker/dez or drop for one of these (could drop vance too, but he’s pretty useful, and howard could get hurt again): richardson, TT (TEN), meredith, gore, gallman

  31. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
    (link)

    revenge of rudy’s bot! beasley LIVES!

Comments are closed.