Happy Thanksgiving loyal readers! It’s the one day of the year that you can crack a beer at 10 in the morning and nobody in your family will look at you twice. Football also starts an hour earlier than it does on a normal Sunday. There won’t be a wrap up of these three games tomorrow so if you have any questions for me before Sunday’s primer, this will be the post for them.  

To start the day, we have the Chicago Bears traveling to Detroit to take on a division foe in the Lions. The Lions will once again be led by Jeff Driskel. Things were slow for Driskel in his first matchup against the Bears this season until the 4th quarter when he threw a touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay and was about 30 yards from completing a comeback at Soldier field. This time, the Lions have a bit of a ground game with Bo Scarbrough and their at home so we’ll see if the results turn out different. 

UPDATE: David Blough Will start for the Lions.

 

Our second annual host is the Dallas Cowboys and this year they welcome the likely playoff bound Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen has been pretty solid this month, especially running the ball. Devin Singletary has also been seeing a lot more volume and this could be a chance for him to become a part of the national consciousness. I think we can write off the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive performance last weekend to the bad weather and a tough matchup. But, they should have force fed Zeke more than they actually did. This would be a good week to feed the Zeke because Buffalo is a top team against the pass. But with a little home cooking, I think Dak will also be just fine. I just wouldn’t count on a big game from Amari Cooper.

For dessert we have the Saints traveling to Atlanta to serve a leftover plate of revenge from their shocking loss at home to the Falcons a couple of weeks back. The Falcons will get Devonta Freeman back this week but Julio Jones will be a true game time decision. I watched a lot of the Buccaneers and Falcons game last week and from what I saw of Julio’s body language, the shoulder is not great. I would not expect a lot of output from Julio if he does end up suiting up so we could see another nice game from Calvin Ridley

The Saints are in control of the NFC South, but there is still a lot for them to play for when it comes to playoff seeding. I wouldn’t be surprised if Alvin Kamara has his best game of the year today as he continues to get healthier. Michael Thomas is going to out up great numbers but Jared Cook is also heating up lately. If you have any of the Saints that get volume, get them in your lineups. 

Even if the matchups aren’t too much to be thankful for, there is fantasy football to distract us and a little gambling action to be had. Be sure to get seconds, and have a great holiday. 

  1. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey MB

    Before you hit the turkey…

    I’m in a must win this week

    Std league 14 team, projections show a pretty even matchup with my opponent

    1 Start Dak or Ghostly Sam vs the bengals?

    2 at flex pick One of Sutton Crowder Snell Shady

    Thanks man

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d feel safer with Sam and Sutton. Good luck!

  2. Allan says:
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     I need some help this week. 1st round of our playoffs start this week. I gotta figure out a RB2, WR2, and a flex in a full point ppr. Options are Ingram, Drake, Carsen, and Sanders for RB and Amari, Julio, and Ridley at WR. Leaning Ingram, Ridley, and Coop but leaving Julio on the bench seems risky.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go Ridley, Ingram, Sanders

  3. steve stevenson says:
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    You’re right, I should probably wait until 10 for beer, so I’mma just Irish up my coffee here now…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Very responsible. Liquor before beer

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Happy Thanksgiving to everyone of you guys at Razzball. Thanks to all of you guys for taking the time to write well researched, informative articles every week.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Thanks for reading and giving us a reason to

  4. stevie says:
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    Gotta bench one for flex; half-ppr
    Leveon Bell
    Chris Godwin
    Tyreek Hill
    Mark Ingram
    Aaron Jones
    Calvin Ridley

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Ingram

  5. Mak says:
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    Which 2 would u start: wentz, Brady, Josh Allen?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Allen and Wentz

  6. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    I currently have Lamar Jackson as my main QB and have Wentz as my backup, even though I drafted Lamar 10 rounds after Wentz. At this point should I just drop Wentz. Don’t need him but I can’t have him on someone else’s team. Is Wentz droppable?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hold onto him so someone can’t start him against you. Unless there is someone you need to roster on the waiver wire that will make your team better

  7. Rice says:
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    Hey MB!

    Who are you starting this week between Singletary and Ekeler?

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Singletary

  8. looysenkm10 says:
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

    PPR. Need 2. Hyde, Cohen, Snell, Tevin Coleman.

    Rodgers or Josh Allen

    • MB

      MB says:
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      You as well!

      Snell, Coleman, Rodgers

  9. Chris says:
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    Thanks MB!

    I’m in an 8 man league in first and can use a qb as a flex. So that being said who do you like Trubisky or Brissett?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d roll with Brissett

  10. barrelsii says:
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    In a PPR, I have to pick two of John Brown, Kirk and Ridley. If Julio plays, who would you go with? Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Ridley and John Brown

  11. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    if d-will (part 1, damien) gets ruled out how much does mccoy move up, i’ve obtained mccoy in a few leagues where he was dropped (also obtained d-will in one spot where he was dropped, can IR slot him if ruled out for depth piece) and in one i’m pretty weak at RB #2 and flex, i’d assume mccoy starts easily over hyde if d-will is out for sure, but rankings for now just have d-will and mccoy very low since nobody knows if d-will will play. also an ugly chance d-will plays BUT is either a decoy or gets limited snaps or reinjures in game.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      he did just get ruled out.

  12. steve stevenson says:
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    Superflex league, I have the 1-seed in the playoffs. Goff has been relegated to my #3/bench QB for performance reasons. He also has pretty bad playoff matchups (v Sea, @ Dal, @ SF). Would you take a flier on Drew Lock in that slot instead? Playoff sked is @ Hou, @ KC, v Det and he’ll be scooped immediately if he gets named the starter this week. Or hold since if one of my top 2 QB gets hurt and Allen remains Denver’s starter I’d be hosed.

  13. James Bolger says:
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    Weather in NYC for Green Bay vs NYG is heavy rain/snow/sleet. Would you still start Rodgers over Winston who is @ JAX?

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