What’s going on everyone, and welcome to the eighth week of the 2018 NFL season! I hope you guys all had a great Week 8 thanks to some awesome performances from James Conner, Deshaun Watson, Cam Newton, Todd Gurley, Marlon Mack, Mike Evans, Adrian Peterson, Marvin Jones, and Sammy Watkins (of all people!)

Below are my rankings for Week 9, for all scoring systems, so enjoy!

And like always, be sure to check out Rudy’s fantastic premium tools here, and follow myselfMB, and Jay on Twitter.

In the meantime, I’ll be back on Saturday for the ninth edition of my 2018 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em series!

  1. Buster Moon says:
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    Need to drop one – PPR:

    Edelman, Kupp, Golladay, Olsen, OJ Howard

  2. Kevin says:
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    Post NFL trade deadline, (In a standard league) would you trade your golden Tate for Alex Collins?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Kevin: No. Hold onto Tate

  3. Wywyz says:
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    Was offered Bell for Sony Michel
    Keeper PPR league

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Wywyz: Because it’s a keeper, I’d still go with Michel. While he might be hurt for the next week or so, we at least know his future is set in stone with the Pats and as the lead running back for the next 4-5 years at the least. We still know nothing with Lev Bell.

  4. T Buns says:
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    Doyle, Ebron, or Engram ROS?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @T Buns: Ebron even with the return of Doyle

    • The Harrow says:
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      @T Buns: doyle even just back from the injury got 73% of snaps, ebron…. 22%

  5. Scott says:
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    .5 ppr, would you rather have e. McGuire or josh Adams ros? Both are just bench now and I only have room for 1. Thanks

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Scott: McGuire. I picked him up in one of my main leagues. Has the chance to have a great role in the offense with Powell going on IR.

  6. Paul says:
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    Hey Zach! Have an interesting trade proposal and wanted your take:

    .5 PPR 12 Team League
    My McCaffrey and Mark Ingram for Michael Thomas and Chubb/Kerryon

    My WRs right now are: Hopkins, Woods, Baldwin, Godwin
    My RBs right now are: McCaffrey, Marlon Mack, Ingram, Crowell

    Would you make the trade and if so, for Chubb or Kerryon? Thanks!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Paul: Hey Paul! I wouldn’t do this trade. I already like your WR’s (Baldwin has great ROS potential btw), and I don’t think giving up both McCaffrey and Ingram is a good idea.

  7. Bob says:
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    I need to swing for the fences and maybe get an upside player. My rb are not getting it done. Would you cut Henry for Malcolm brown if you were looking to try to hit the lotto? Coleman, collins, henry, not helping as my rb2. I basically am a long shot to make the playoffs. Thx

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Bob: I think cutting Henry is a fine idea, but is Brown the lotto option for me? Not really. Are any other high-upside players available for you? Brown doesn’t really do it for me.

      • Bob says:
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        I need a rb. I was looking at the top backs and if their handcuffs were owned. Ware is owned. Ekheheler owned. The only other one is gallman or rod smith. Josh Adams and McGuire are owned so no new adds on the waiver wire. Do you have any high upside names that you prefer over brown?

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Bob: Alright then, I would go with Brown then if there’s no one else available

  8. Nick says:
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    Hey Zach – do you prefer Larry Fitz or M Goodwin ROS in 10-team standard league?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Nick: Fitzgerald

  9. Benny says:
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    Which side of this trade would you rather (14 team, half point ppr)

    Stafford, Michael Thomas, John Brown
    Or
    Cam Newton, Funchess, E. Sanders

    Thanks!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Benny: I’d rather have Stafford-Thomas-Brown

  10. Wide Right says:
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    Looking for a flex off the wires..ppr league. Do I pickup Goodwin or Ekeler?
    With the bye I am do to Enunwa if he plays, MDavis, or (if by some miracle) Dalvin C.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Wide Right: Goodwin, and then Cook if he plays, if not, Davis then Enunwa

  11. Eggman says:
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    Must win week for me and have Mixon on bye so I’m playing Barber (blech). Was offered Carson for Ertz (have Kelce at TE and playing Ertz at W/R/T). Take it or cross fingers that I win this week and still have Ertz rest of season? .5 PPR

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Eggman: Who’s your QB? If Wentz immediately improves your team, then go for it

      • Eggman says:
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        @Zach: Sorry, I meant Chris Carson

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Eggman: My bad! If it’s only a one week issue, I’d keep Ertz. But if Carson really improves your RB corps ROS, then I’d go with that trade. I wouldn’t make any drastic changes if it only affects your team for one week

  12. Bobby says:
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    Hey man! Happy Halloween!

    .5 ppr league just received a trade offer & want your thoughts

    I give Keenan Allen + DJ
    I get mixon + golladay.

    My RBs are currently DJ, Melvin Gordon, brieda, Kerryon Johnson , ekeler, Chubb, Doug Martin

    My WRs currently are: Hilton, Keenan Allen, Boyd, Sterling Shepard, kupp, Corey Davis, amari Cooper

    Just I decline? Accept? Mule it over? Or counter? Thing is if DJ blows up this guys rb core will be insane he has Gurley, zeke , mixon, Carson, Marlon Mack. Landry & golladay are his best two WRs

    Call me crazy but I’d rather hang onto DJ although mixon has been a monster it’s tough .

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Bobby: Hey Bobby, thanks! Yeah, even with the news about Golden Tate, I’d rather have Allen and DJ.

  13. Jumponit says:
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    Happy Halloween! Would you start JAlen Richard or Aaron Jones as your flex?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jumponit: Jones with the Montgomery news. Plus, it seems like it’s Doug Martin’s backfield in Oakland apparently

  14. friar says:
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    0.5 ppr league: would you play Richard on TNF, or hold off and hope to play Michel on SNF? If Michel isn’t Probable by the early Sunday games, I’d play Ekeler instead.

    Normally, I rely on your rankings to make start/sit decisions, but it’s complicated a bit this week by the TNF issue, and the fact that two of my players’ rankings might well shift between now and Sunday, as we get more info on the Michel and Gordon injury situations.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @friar: Michel. I don’t have a lot of faith in Richard after last week that saw him get a lot fewer touches than Martin. No worries dude, thanks for the comment!

  15. Gregarious says:
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    zach – traded AP and Drake for Kamara in a 0.5ppr league. you on board with that trade?

    Thanks!

  16. IrishMike says:
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    You rock Zach! PPR I know you have Duke, Richard and Dion Lewis close but if you need 15 pt upside who would you roll with, thanks my man!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @IrishMike: Thanks man!

      I’d go with Duke with the upside. Richard is seeing less work than Martin, and while I still have faith that DLew will turn a corner, it’s a good matchup for Duke in a game that should be a shootout.

  17. Jc says:
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    With this team, would you trade TY Hilton for Mack?

    Newton
    Barkley, Ingram, D Martin
    AJ Green, Sanders, Sutton, Brown, TY
    Reed, Ebron

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jc: No. You’ve already got a great RB combo and your WR and flex spots are all set!

  18. brian says:
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    Hey zach. 16 team PPR dynasty. deep league so pickings are slim on the wire. I churn the end of my roster so guys I might cut for any of the below are Ian Thomas, Mike Roberts, Jordan Thomas, Deontay Burnett. I have 3 TEs cause I’m desperately trying to find 1 who can fill in for gronk the next time he gets hurt or if he retires this offseason. You like any of these dudes that are available enough to drop any of the 4 guys i listed up top?

    WR – Kendrick bourne, TJ Jones, Marvin Hall, Vyncint Smith, Richie James, Tim Patrick, damion ratley
    RB – Gus edwards, justin jackson
    TE – jordan akins, demetrius harris, derby, o’shaughnessy, vernon davis

    thanks!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @brian: None of these names really stick out to me, I think you can stand still

  19. BM says:
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    .5 PPR – WR: Thielen (duh), then JuJu/Golladay/DJ Moore for WR2 and flex….who gets benched?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @BM: Golladay. Moore has some great upside to this week

      • BM says:
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        @Zach: thanks my man

  20. Henry says:
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    Looking ROS and playoffs, is the Ravens D going to be worth using again or should I drop and stream?

    Even if they aren’t as bad as they were the past two weeks, they will be facing: Steelers, Bengals, Raiders, Falcons, Chiefs, Bucs and Chargers…

    Particularly for playoffs, I’m looking at:
    1. Redskins (Giants, Jags, Titans)
    2. Titans (Jags, Giants, Redskins)
    3. Seahawks (Vikings, 49ers, Chiefs)

    Thoughts? Thanks !!!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Henry: Honestly yes. They’re a great unit and should score a lot of points. Don’t get discouraged after the past two weeks, they’ve played some talented offensive units.

  21. Don Majikowski says:
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    I have a pretty stacked team in a 10 team PPR 2 QB League.

    QB Brady
    QB Mahomes
    RB Melvin
    RB Conner
    WR Hopkins
    WR Jarvis
    WR Emmanuel
    TE Kelce
    Flex Chubb

    Bench
    Latavious
    Chris Thompson
    Alshon
    Amari
    Bortles

    I have been offered Fournette, and Duke Johnson for Alshon & Latavious. Do you make the move and gamble on Fournette coming back strong? I thingk latavious loses a lot of value in the coming weeks and I will be dropping Duke for a WR such as Cobb or DJ Moore, so really its Alshon for Fournette.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Don Majikowski: Because you’ve already got good receivers, I’d stay put

  22. todd says:
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    Good morning Zach, PPR starting 2 rb’s and flex,,,,,,Would you trade L. Bell for S. Michael?…My other rb’s L.,Miller, J, White, C. Thompson……wr’s D. Adams, Ju Ju, M. Evans and T, Gabriel…te O J Howard….Thanks, Dude….

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @todd: Hey Todd! Yes, I would trade to get Michel

  23. prey879 says:
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    In a ppr keeper league (keep 2), I have too many receivers especially since we have no flex. Who would you drop out of these 3: Sutton, DJ Moore, or Tre’Quan Smith.

    My other WRs: Thielen, Tyreek Hill, Landry

  24. Nick says:
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    Would you try to trade A Robinson or D Thomas for Aaron Jones in a 10 team standard? I have good WR depth with both those guys above on my bench along with Brown, Cooks & Golladay starting…I have decent RBs but am nervous down the stretch as I have McCaffrey & Coleman starting with Cohen flexing and Ekler, Ito on bench and Freeman on IR.

  25. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    What up?! I hope you are doing well. I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you help me figure out who to start? I would really appreciate it.

    QB- Malhomes OR Goff?

    RB- L. Murray?

    RB2- N.Chubb?

    WR1- M. Thomas

    WR2- B. Cooks? OR Diggs?

    Flex-B. Cooks? OR L. Murray OR L. Fournette OR S.Michel, OR N. Chubb OR M. Ingram? OR DJ Moore

    TE-Rudolph

    K- Butker

    D- Cowboys

  26. Russowl says:
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    Standard league with 10 points bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards.

    Drake or Golladay?

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