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I’ll be honest, I was late turning on the game by about five minutes, and arrived to a replay of a stupid shovel pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick and a field goal. Honestly, the Jets had possession for like 14 minutes in the first quarter and was losing… Typical I said! But whoa, 67,000 points later, I was like, what in hell actually happened? Would this be the game that might actually remove the dreaded Thursday night curse of beyond-sh*tty football? Well, probably not, Phil Simms is still alive… baby steps though. In what was a sorta-kinda “color rush” game, also known as GANG LIME JELLO NEON RAVE GREEN game, the Jets actually wanted it both ways, going with their usual white with green uniforms for the sake of the color blind. All eight percent of you. Which is fine, but if you’re going to go all white, it better be something like K-Swiss or else I ain’t even gonna notice. And yes, the game’s final score of 37-31 seems closer than the game actually was (and was probably quadruple what the O/U from Vegas was), but we did find out some valuable information moving forward. First, the Jets defense kinda sucks. Second, I saw some personnel issues with the Bills. Those include: The Bills. Oh, there were also 13 total penalties this game, good for 109 yards. If only I had picked up the referees off waivers instead of the Jets defense…

Special Note: As you might notice after the jump, our new Player Pages are up and running (whenever a player’s full name is written, you’ll be able to click on it and be taken to a magical box of info and other nifty thingamajigs). Special thanks to Rudy for this brand new feature, and he’ll have a post on this later today delving into the development, his process, and what you can expect moving forward. It’ll probably be a bit more informative than calling them “thingamajigs”, that’s for sure. But if you want a quick look-see, check out my favorite player’s page!

 

Eric Decker6 REC, 126 YDS, 21.0 AVG, 1 TD. I prefer the term “carpenter” but hey, work is work. Ya know?

Ryan Fitzpatrick 24/34, 374 YDS, 11.0 AVG, 1 TD, 116.5 RTG, 5 CAR, 21 YDS, 4.2 AVG. Fitzpatrick first became a starting quarterback with the Bengals when Carson Palmer went down with an injury back in 2007. Since then, he has publicly thanked the Bengals coaching staff and development team for making him the player he is today. Does that explain what’s up with Ryan Fitzpatrick’s career? Oh, did you guys hear that he went to Harvard? DRINK.

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Marquise Goodwin2 REC, 108 YDS, 54.0 AVG, 1 TD. You know, it turns out that Revis Island is actually a peninsula now guys.

EJ Manuel1/1, 10 YDS and 2 CAR, 2 YDS. Manuel is still in the league? How is this even possible?

LeSean McCoy15 CAR, 59 YDS, 3.9 AVG and 4 REC, 31 YDS, 7.8 AVG. How many old white people in Buffalo, when they hear “color rush”, just think it’s referring to a game plan involving McCoy?

Greg Salas (4 REC, 89 YDS, 22.3 AVG, 1 TD) and Sammy Watkins (2 REC, 20 YDS, 10.0 AVG) and Robert Woods (1 REC, 14 YDS) – I had no idea that bipolar disorder was something that extended to your passing game. I mean, if you include Goodwin’s stat line here, what the heck am I actually looking at? If I didn’t know any better, I’d have to say that this team actively hates its fantasy football.

Tyrod Taylor18/30, 297 YDS, 9.9 AVG, 3 TD, 1 INT, 112.8 RTG and 2 CAR, 25 YDS, 12.5 AVG. Ayyyyyyyyyyye, just in time for everyone to drop him. He was removed from the game temporarily in the third quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit by referee and gun-toting Ed Hochuli, but I’m pretty sure when he told them to put Taylor through concussion protocol, they clarified the situation by letting Hochuli know that this is just what a Rex Ryan offense looks like…

Oh, and for all the Quincy Enunwa (6 REC, 92 YDS, 15.3 AVG) questions, yeah, he’s for real. No, you shouldn’t drop Todd Gurley for him.

 

Final Thought

Rex Ryan the person deserves to go 0-2. Rex Ryan the coach really doesn’t though. Wait, or is it the other way around?

 

 

  1. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    the rams sneeze at it taking 2 entire teams to get to 109 penalty yards, watch them beat that in ONE HALF at some point this year, and pretty sure already did that in one game themselves, and likely will for at least half the games this year.

  2. DILinator says:
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    What??? No write up on Matt Forte? lol Clearly, he’s feeling great in NYC, and should have a huge season, barring injury! ‘Nuff said!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DILinator: Looks like you got it taken care of!

  3. Shady says:
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    Just disrespectful snubbing arguably the games MVP for a writeup, heck he should’ve been the lead.

    What would you do if you owned him, enjoy the ride? You would trade him for any of the top backs right now right? ( David Johnson, cja, etc)

    • Shady says:
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      @Shady: talking about forte btw^

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        I couldn’t tell, thanks for the clarification.

  4. John says:
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    What are your thoughts on Forte? Should I try to sell him while he’s hot, or do you think he’ll be trucking all season?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I think he’ll keep trucking, but his value is high right now, and there’s always a chance that he breaks down. I’d sell if you’re getting the better perceived value.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: Std league, would you send Forte for Gurley?

        • Zandy says:
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          @Zandy: what about a lamar miller? basically just trying to figure out where you are tiering Forte at the moment . thx as always

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Zandy: Yeah, still Miller. You bring up a good point that maybe I should make some ROS rankings this weekend. That being said, to answer you specifically, I’d say Forte is still a low-end RB1 for me right now, but rising a little. I’d actually put him right where McCoy, maybe a Jennings or Ingram would be at.

            • Zandy says:
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              @Jay: a jennings??? Rashad Jennings is a low-end RB1?

              Thanks Jay that’s really helpful so Forte is in the RB5-10 grouping but still behind the RB1-5 — makes senses

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Zandy: Well, okay, you’re right, Jennings is more on the line, RB2ish as well, but I’d think they all would be near each other. I will say, I really like Jennings right now based on the volume he got week 1. I think it confirms that he’s the primary guy there.

                • Zandy says:
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                  @Jay: interesting I think that means Jennings is a great trade target bc i dont think a lot of people are valuing him there…

                  Would you propose sending Forte and Blount for Jennings and McCoy? — i suppose your answer is yes…. I think some combination of Forte and a piece for McCoy and Jennings gets done….

                  Squad: Bortles Forte Ingram Hopkins Maclin Ware Kelce BN: jCharles, jGordon, Blount, Tevin, Sproles, Hogan, jGraham

                  • Jay

                    Jay says:
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                    @Zandy: Yes, I would do that.

                    Some food for thought, check out this recent quote from a local NY sports blog: “Since Week 14 of 2015, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings leads the NFL in rushing yards and rushing attempts of 10-plus yards, per NFL Network research.

                    Jennings has rushed for 507 yards and totaled 15 attempts of 10-plus yards since the Giants scrapped their committee attack in Week 14 of 2015 and committed to him as their lead back.”

                    I dunno, I hate to be the only one hyping this guy, but I like what I’ve seen recently.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Oh yeah, in a heartbeat. Not sure why the Gurley owner would do that, but that’s their problem if he’s selling early.

  5. Thisnthat says:
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    Would you rather own the Seahawks backfield or the Falcons backfield?

    Aka. Rawls and Michael or freeman and Coleman, thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Falcons, much higher ceiling in their perspective roles.

  6. Fizz says:
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    Standard league looking for a flex to start.
    R. Jennings, Fuller, or Yeldon?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Going Jennings there.

  7. Scott says:
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    1) Those GIFs are a tale of 2 QBs. Good choice!

    2) Tyrod is clearly very talented. Too bad that talent is wasted on the Bills. Can I swap him with Matt Ryan? (Falcons fan)

    3) Since the Jets suck, I haven’t been paying attention. Is Quincy their primary RB?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: 1) Yeah, the juxtaposition was a little something that was in the back of my head. 2) Yes, he was, and I actually like the upside of Tyrod over Ryan. But his success is very dependent on Watkins, so he’ll always carry a risk. 3) He’s there WR2 after Marshall… pretty up and down last year in volume, but he’s getting the looks for a second game in a row. I’d say the ceiling of a low-end WR2.

      • Jeff P says:
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        @Jay: He’s their clear #3, behind Marshall and Decker, although judging by their targets through 2 games (17, 15, 14) and yards (133, 163, 146) it’s 1A, 1B and 1C.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jeff P: you’re definately right, I was thinking of fantasy value and misspoke on the first one.

  8. friar says:
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    What are your thoughts on a potential early season trade: Abdullah for Snead? 10-team 0.5 ppr.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: I’m digging the Snead side here, but it’s very close. I like both.

      • friar says:
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        @Jay: How would you rank Abdullah against Gio and Duke Johnson ROS?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @friar: Abdullah probably slightly ahead, then Gio and then Duke.

  9. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Well I had Tyrod on the bench. That sucked but it’s good to know that he doesn’t suck complete ass.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Yeah, I was a little worried that people were selling too fast, but where people bought, it was an acceptable reaction.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Jay: i almost played osweiler over him in a 2 QB league, but whew, didn’t.

  10. a bag of sand says:
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    Michael Floyd or Marvin Jones Jr for ROS at .5 PPR
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Jones… the thing is, I might go Floyd, but it’s no secret that he’s feast or famine. Jones seems a bit more stable.

  11. Blake says:
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    wanted your opinion on this trade in my 10 team standard league:
    I have been offered:

    MFloyd & F Gore
    for
    D Bryant, L Blount, & M Jones

    QB: B Bortles
    WR: J Jones
    WR: D Bryant
    WR: E Sanders
    RB:CJ Anderson
    RB: R Mattews
    TE: G Olsen
    B: L Bell
    B: M Jones
    B: T Austin
    B: T Benjamin
    B: L Blount
    B: E Ebron

    think his strengthens my WR corps however Floyd wasn’t overly targeted , its basically Floyd or Dez and gore for jones and blount.since I am in a standard league, Would you do it?
    QB:

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blake: I’d want the Bryant side, and it’s not close. You have Bell coming back soon, so that’s part of my thinking.

      • Blake says:
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        @Jay:

        ok, he offered me something else:

        Floyd & Gore

        for

        Byrant & Blount

        with my lineup above

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Blake: naw, he’s trying to fleece you. Hold for now.

  12. Philsfan76 says:
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    Hey Jay,

    i’m torn. i drafted Russell Wilson very high (accidental auto pick). Im thinking of starting Rivers over him this week, largely due to his ankle as well as his inconsistent past versus the Rams. +

    What say you?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Philsfan76: I think that’s an okay gamble. For what it’s worth, I have Wilson higher in my rankings, but I’m watching the reports to see if this will change, but they aren’t terribly far apart.

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, Jay! Enjoy the games!

  13. G-man says:
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    Someone dropped Josh Gordon in my league.. Do I drop Travis Benjamin for Gordon? Or one of 2 TEs fleener and Ebron? I don’t usually have 2 TEs but I wanted keep both of them for 1 more week and see which one I should keep ROS

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G-man: I’d drop Ebron for Gordon, I see Benjamin as a bit more viable on your bench or as a starter.

  14. a bag of sand says:
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    ROS Gordon or Woodhead for .5 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Woodhead, only because I have no idea what to expect from Gordon. I think he’ll be fine, but Woodhead is known right now, and should be a stable source of points in ppr leagues going forward.

  15. Scott says:
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    Drop Ajayi or Wheaton for Crowder in an RCL Flex spot?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I’d probably drop Wheaton there. I’m trying for the longcon on Ajayi. Something might give in Miami if Foster wears down or gets injured.

  16. Rice says:
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    Which of the two Wash players below would you rather grab and hold?

    Jamison Crowder or Chris Thompson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rice: Depends, Crowder in standard, Thompson in PPR.

      • Rice says:
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        @Jay: …. 0.5 PPR

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Rice: Depends on depth then, but the edge goes to Thompson.

  17. William Hung says:
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    Flex problems – do I roll with Matt Jones, Gio Bernard, Charles Sims, or Victor Cruz?

    I’m scared of the Red Potato Skins going pass heavy v. Cowboys and limiting the snaps Jones is in there for. Do I still roll Jones since he’s the one with the best opportunity for most points?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: yeah, I feel waht you’re saying. I like Gio here, but not too excited about it.

  18. a bag of sand says:
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    drop dixon for ivory?
    .5 PPR

  19. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank top 3 out of these for bench/stash in PPR leagues:
    K Dixon
    D Henry
    Ajayi
    T West
    S Vereen
    J White

    Thx

      • Tony says:
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        @Jay: Not Henry?

  20. a bag of sand says:
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    Lockett or C. Coleman worth owning in standard 10 team leagues?
    Current WR’s are AJ, TY and T Benjamin.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: I think Lockett is, but not over those guys.

  21. DORIAN says:
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    Fantastic content. You da man, man!

    Question: in my .5ppr 12 man 5rb limit $300 auction keeper league ($10 draft price increase year over year + $5 extra buy-in per keeper) I have David johnson, Spencer ware, rashad jennings, Giovanni Bernard and Charles Sims. I’m considering picking up Kenneth Dixon for Sims with the possibility of a super cheap starting RB keeper for next year. Good idea?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DORIAN: thanks! I like Sims as a keeper, but what’s his price? If Dixon is cheaper, makes a lot of sense to go in that direction.

      • DORIAN says:
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        @Jay:

        Sims will be a$20 keeper next year, Dixon $10. $300 budget though, so cheap either way.

        I was over thinking it though and the solution was staring me in the face: This league runs two IR spots (first league I’ve had that). I dropped Sims for Dixon who I immediately put on IR. I’m going to bid big to get Sims back on Sunday morning… After I also bid big to pickup Dion Lewis and stash HIM on IR as well on Saturday.

        I feel diabolical.

  22. Tygod says:
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    Need to pick 2:
    Freeman
    Forsett
    Diggs
    Or Crowell

    Have a good weekend!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tygod: Digs and Freemnan. You too!

  23. Runfast says:
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    It’s good to be back to reading your articles for great insight!
    How do you feel about holding both Manning and Stafford with all these FA listed below: Which 3 WR to own in standard?
    Tajae
    Crabtree
    Sanu
    Lafell
    Enunwa
    Tyrell Williams
    Hogan
    John Brown

    Will I regret leaving Riddick on the FA? I can drop Eifert for him: RB are McCoy, Latavius, Mathews, Demarco, Coleman.

    Thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Runfast: I think they’re are close enough to the same thing, so maybe stick with Manning. I think the three there to own are Sanu, Brown, and Tyrell Williams.

      And yeah, I would want Riddick if this is PPR, if not, it’s like, right on the line. I think you’re fine either way.

      And thanks for the kind words man!

  24. Zandy says:
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    apparently both chiefs starting Guards are out this week…. makes me a tad nervous for Ware

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: It’s a fair point, I’m going to take a look at that when I push through another update on the rankings tonight.

  25. Jose says:
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    Jay I need a WR I have Drew Bree’s as my quarterback and tom Brady as my benchQB…they offer me Emanuel sanders for tom Brady..should I accept.?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jose: I think that’s a great deal for you.

      • Jose says:
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        or should I target Allen Robinson of the Jaguars?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jose: I think either is great!

  26. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay.. Who would you start at flex?? Vincent Jackson, Crowell, Michal Thomas, Dorsett, Jesse James or Tevin Coleman?? I know a couple ar obvious

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Sup! I’d probably go Coleman at this point. PPR?

      • Frank White says:
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        yeah

        • Frank White says:
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          the bad part is i have freeman.. What now?? Lol

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Frank White: Hmm, that complicates things. I would probably go Thomas then.

            • Frank White says:
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              thnx buddy

  27. Tony says:
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    Looking to trade for Jennings in a league I’m weak at RB. Would DT or Snead be a good deal for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tony: Yes, I think either would be fine. Big fan of Snead.

      • Tony says:
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        @Jay: Trade DT? Someone you value more than Jennings?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Tony: I like the upside of Snead a bit more, but you’d be selling DT a little low, very true. I was hyping Jennings early in the comments… you could always try to add more to the deal, but I’m okay with trading DT if you are weak at RB.

  28. Stanlu says:
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    Hi Jay.
    I’m extremely conflicted on a deal. I was offered J. Charles for Jordy Nelson. 12 team ppr league QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, Flex
    My WR’s are Jordan Matthews, Antonio Brown, J Gordon, Kelvin Benjamin, and Jordy
    My RB’s are McCoy, Foster, Abdullah, Dixon
    Should I proceed with trade? Thanks!

    • Tony says:
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      @Stanlu: You’re losing value, but you need Charles more than Jordy. I’d see if I could get a CJ or Forte for Jordy first, but you’ll probably want to deal him.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stanlu: Hmm, based on your WR group, I might do it. I think you need a little help with RBs.

  29. In a Pickle says:
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    Pick 1RB and 1FLEX, 1/2 PPR: Freeman, Yeldon, Woodhead, Landry, Snead

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @In a Pickle: Sorta feeling Landry, Snead, and Woodhead.

  30. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    12 team dynasty PPR. lost allen, grabbed pryor ($7 bid didn’t work on t.will (SD) or rogers), now with ivory out this week who’s best add in case i end up thinking this guy is better than pryor?
    enunwa, crowder, lafell, doctson, royal? once ivory is back either pryor or this guy get dropped. and i also have ertz and j.thomas, and if thomas can’t go this week i’ll have to drop one of this add or pryor for a TE for this week only.

  31. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    20 teamer with woods and streater as my worst 2 (PPR) WR’s. any of these a better add: salas/wright/hardy/wilson (KC)/carroo?

  32. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade Gio Bernard and Cobb to get Leveon Bell? .5 PPR. Little nervous about my depth already as I dont have a legit flex. this trade also makes me reliant on a Cruz/Rogers/Parker combination. Thoughts? Thanks
    qb – Wilson
    wr – Aj Green
    wr – Cobb
    wr – Moncrief
    rb – L Miller
    Rb – gio
    te – gates
    flex – T coleman
    bench – Henry, C-MIKE, Cruz, Eli Rogers, Booker, Parker

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yes I would. Your depth is okayish, but the upgrade is really nice here.

  33. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    that fat man trapped in smaller man’s body (lipo) had his last chance to actually help his team win had he fired his awful brother (as the offense was fine in that game, the D wasn’t), everybody gets to see what he’s about with this.

  34. Fizz says:
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    Would you trade r. jennings for watkins? I have, yeldin, ivory, c. Johnson, d. Booker, d. Washinggon, d. martin, j. Brown on the bench already.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Eh, a little less enthusiastic about that one.

  35. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    12 team PPR with exactly 3 WR to start (no flex)
    have hopkins/cobb/jones/hilton/wheaton
    stick with wheaton (who could obviously nab those rogers/coates stats if he regains the role) or grab any of t.will (SD), pryor, rogers, kerley, mike thomas, enunwa?

  36. Old Dirty says:
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    I’m not a fan of my team in a 1/2 point ppr

    Question on a pick up…

    T. Coleman and Reddick are still out there (we charge $2 per transaction so people are reluctant to make a lot of moves)
    I have
    Qb – stafford
    rb – r. mathews, woodhead
    wr – odb, dez
    te – reed
    flex – michael floyd, d. thomas
    bench – c. michael charles, john brown, sims, rivers
    IR – eifert

    Do I drop rivers for coleman or reddick?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: Hmm, in half point, go Riddick here, and that’s fine.

  37. Web says:
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    If you had Watkins would you trade him for Woodhead non ppr? I have Hopkins, Allen Robinson and Emanuel Sanders also rostered..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Web: Not in non-ppr, no. I think you can get a little more.

  38. Frank White says:
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    New flex spot.. Moncrief, Vereen or Blount? Thanks

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