Finally Election Day is upon us! And I know exactly what you’re thinking: Donkey, how can I vote Marquez Valdes-Scantling onto my fantasy team when 7 different commercials just exposed him as the rape-loving, baby-murdering, puppy-hating heathen he is? 

Fortunately for Marquez, his only opposition is Chief Geronimo Allison who’s also a rape-loving, baby-murdering, puppy-hating heathen. Geronimo also happens to fund terrorism and will miss at least 6 weeks due to core surgery. MVS is yet another in a long line of rookie wide receivers I’m recommending. He has a top QB and a clear path to targets; mark him down as a must-add in all leagues and call him a WR3 for the time being. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:

BUY

Duke Johnson – Brighter days are ahead with Hue Jackson no longer in town promising to give Duke more touches each week and then never giving Duke more touches. Gregg Williams won’t stop giving his Johnson touches.

Mike Davis – Investing in Seattle running backs is like investing in kids. They’re a waste of money and will only disappoint you; at least that’s what my parents always say. But if you can get Mike Davis for nothing, he could be useful while Chris Carson is injured.

Matt Breida – With Raheem Mostert’s arm shattering like that cheap pair of sunglasses you sat on in your mom’s car, Brieda will once again be thrust into a feature role (until he gets hurt in week 10). Alfred Morris should also be rostered as the attrition play here.

Kenny GolladayGolden Tate’s departure has freed up lots of targets in Detroit. Golladay is coming off 3 consecutive turds, his owners may be ready to flush and wipe. Float some one-ply buy low paper out there. Note from my co-host @DitkaSausagePod: The Lions WRs have a very tough schedule moving forward.

Tyler Boyd – Word is AJ Green will miss at least two games with a stubbed toe which resulted in turf getting stuck under his toenail. I’m expecting low end WR1 numbers from Tyler while AJ is out and solid WR2 numbers if/when AJ returns from turf toe. See if you can pry Boyd away from his owner at a reasonable price.  Also, take a look at John Ross as a deeper option.

Ito Smith – Can you trust a guy with the first name ‘Ito’? Nope, but you’re reading an article written by a guy with the first name ‘Donkey’ so you’re clearly desperate. Ito is a fringe flex play right now, but if Tevin Coleman gets his yearly injury, Ito’s value will soar.

Corey Davis – I saw Corey the D dropped in tons of leagues. If yours was one of them, grab the D. Pigskinonator also loves the D moving forward.

Dez Bryant – This one’s a real shot in the dark for you deep leaguers, Dez met with the Saints today. Don’t drop anyone useful for him and be ready to move on quickly.

SELL

Leonard Fournette – I’m selling Leo at the first report of good news. This guy is made of thin glass that was shattered and then glued back together using only honey. Fournette still has big upside, so make sure you get at least an RB2 honeypot in return for him.

AJ Green – I already mentioned he’s hurt, so maybe this one’s obvious but I also mentioned I expect AJ to miss more than 2 weeks. If you can sell him for a low end WR1, do it.

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  1. howie2978 says:
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    Should drop Minnesota defense (on bye this week) for Bryant? I picked up LAC defense for this week, and could just ride them the rest of the season or stream.

    Thanks!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @howie2978: Yes. I wrote this before Dez was signed, he’s now worth rostering in all 12 team leagues and deeper at this point.

      I never like to keep extra defenses, streaming is my preference if there’s no move restrictions.

      Good luck!

  2. Rick says:
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    Gronk owner looking to add an insurance plan at TE. Which trade would you prefer (or don’t do either):

    Trade A
    I get: OJ Howard
    I give: Mark Ingram

    Trade B
    I get: David Njoku
    I give: Courtland Sutton

    Current team
    Rbs: White, Mixon, Kerryon, Ingram
    Wrs: Thielen, Tyreek Hill, Landry, Sutton, MVS
    TE: Gronk

    Leaning towards Trade B since I have the WR depth but would require me to stream an additional TE next week with Gronk and Njoku both having byes

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Rick: I wouldn’t do A but Sutton for Njoku is fair and makes sense as insurance.

      It does stink that you’ll have to roster a 3rd TE next week though. Maybe make sure there isn’t another one you can get for Sutton with a different bye week first?

      • Rick says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: Would it be better to just pickup Ben Watson as a backup? He’s got a nice schedule ROS and I have an open roster spot.

        Just looking around at TEs I can trade for and thinking none of them really stand out.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          @Rick: I like the Njoku deal for you, I guess it really comes down to who you’re going to have to drop for the TE streamer next week. I guess you’d have to drop that player to pick up Watson now anyway, so I’d say just pull the trigger on the trade and figure out your streamer next week…

  3. Shrek says:
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    Hey man! .5 ppr league I’ve been streaming QB all year would you deal either my brieda(Or kerryon) + Sterling Shepard for one of Matt Ryan Or Deshaun Watson? The owner has both Ryan & Watson. I’ve been streaming all year I think if I get one of these it may help. Or if he doesn’t want to do a 2 for 1 thoughts on just brieda or golladay for Matt Ryan Or Watson?

    My rbs are DJ, Melvin Gordon, mixon, brieda, kerryon, ekeler, Elijah McGuire , donta foreman

    My WRs are Hilton, golladay, kupp, amari Cooper, Sterling Shepard, Doug Baldwin, Tyler Boyd, dez Bryant

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Shrek: Hey!
      Normally I’d say keep streaming but you’re loaded at RB and very healthy at WR. I prefer Matt Ryan over Watson at this point. Go ahead and try Breida for Matt Ryan and then kick in Shepard if you have to.

      • Shrek says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        If he only wants to deal Watson are you still doing it or holding ?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          @Shrek: Who are your streaming out there currently and who else is will be available to stream?

          • Shrek says:
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            @Donkey Teeth:

            Currently just added Fitzpatrick, I know he’s not bad I’m just worried as the season progresses let’s say he has a bad half & gets benched in the second half, he has been prone to making mistakes that’s why I was looking for stability in terms of a Matt Ryan type or Watson ?

            Or would you recommend standing pat with Fitzpatrick?

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              @Shrek: I say do it if you can get Matt Ryan, stand pat if you can’t.

              Fitz could easily outscore both and has a nice schedule…

  4. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    dropped cobb and herndon (unless doyle gets hurt again was i really ever going to start him again, and now darnold who loved him is out for at least this week and their bye is 11 anyway) and with this:
    QB wentz
    12 teamer PPR. have:
    RB (2) barkley, chubb, coleman, barber, richard, royce
    WR (2) k.allen, jeffery, kirk, shepard, cobb, t.smith
    TE (1) doyle, herndon
    1 flex
    K butker
    DEF SF vs NYG this week, WAS for the playoffs (maybe a bit before too)

    with dez at NO, t.smith losing value (and didn’t do much of anything anyway last week in a game with tons of throws), and royce being screwed by undrafted rookie, drop either for any of: crowder, harris, moncreif, riddick, mcguire, ty-mont,

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @Better Call Limehouse: listed cobb but he’s been dropped, and DEN obtained for the playoffs (their 5th best DVOA, WAS is 25th, both with good matchups all 3 weeks, albeit WAS is better in week 13 matchup)

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: crizzap, dropped t.smith in almost all non dynasty spots (don’t have him in any dynasties, as he was clearly drafted by somebody in all of those anyway) due to this dez shit, now even with his previous lack of targets his value might anyway bump back up again. dropped for harris here before i saw reply. can still grab moncrief even if t.smith is WW’d by somebody (stupid yahoo non FAAB so i can’t WW myself here). do still have t.smith in one standard (well .2 PPR so pretty much) redraft with 6 max RB and WR. in all dropped spots got some mix of humphries, harris etc.

        – for dynasty standard leagues, drop dez now (have been holding ALL damn year of course).

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          @Better Call Limehouse: in that .2 redraft (but it is 6 keepers, albeit i’d guess neither of these guys ARE keepers in that one) i DO have a WW pending on kirk over t.smith (and i’d guess this is an easy do it regardless of dez’s injury). kirk for some reason just dropped recently (for cord patt)

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            @Better Call Limehouse: say for example in a 14 team super standard (15 rushing/receiving yards per point, so RB/WR/TE devalued even more for the super flex spot) drop dez for d.moore (who i had but dropped for a backup to MIN D this week) or any of: cole, moncrief, humphries?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          @Better Call Limehouse: I’m in same boat with dez in dynasty. I think he’s safe to drop unless it’s really deep, depends who you’re picking up of course…

          • Better Call Limehouse says:
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            @Donkey Teeth: it’s SEA’s d.moore above, along with cole/humphries/moncreif available. it is fairly deep, 14 teamer with deepish benches.

            • Better Call Limehouse says:
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              @Better Call Limehouse: also i’ve been playing the who’s the BUF QB this week dance, the first week peterman was benched i guessed him over anderson (somebody else WW’d anderson and very insultingly tried to get coleman off me, i own j.allen/goff and no other QB starter), then anderson was dropped, i WW’d him this week, beat everybody back to peterman yesterday or 2 days ago, but then got beat by about 1.5 hours on barkley, so now i have TWO people to drop, peterman AND dez for 2 of these for at least this week:
              d.moore (SEA), uzomah (this sounds GOOD, no green, j.ross sucks, those targets are going somewhere, esp the TD’s), humphries, moncreif (he’s over cole plain and simple now, see the targets), and cole.

              • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                @Better Call Limehouse: i own green too, uzomah would seem to have a nice guaranteed floor this week so far i dropped peterman for him.

                • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                  @Better Call Limehouse: better reference,
                  QB (1, but super flex super standard so you always WANT to play 2 QB), goff, j.allen (sounds back finally next week)
                  RB (2) gurley, coleman (some luck here of course), breida, hyde (more really bad luck), mal brown
                  WR (2) green, parker, cooks, m.will (LAC), dez
                  TE (1) howard, walker (you see i have TONS of injured or otherwise not playing players), uzomah
                  1 regular flex
                  1 super flex
                  IR (1) guice
                  K (1) lutz
                  DEF MIN, IND (for this week only)

                  so i could hold dez, and nab another WR next week, or drop dez now and by next week have a new 2 guys.

                  • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                    @Better Call Limehouse: in other depressing news in this league, had no WW pick for anderson/peterman NOT worked last week i’d have mullens now (he was 2nd in my order, thinking he’d at most start one week total and he wasn’t my j.allen handcuff)

  5. Mr. A Knife says:
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    crizzap, i go back to t.smith (since dez out, had dropped before, this only league where somebody else didn’t WW him when i did this) he gets no targets. half PPR. now kupp is out yet again. rudy’s bots say add them in this order but the moore’s get far too few targets for me generally.
    WR (2): landry (getting to the point where i don’t want to start him anymore), jeffery, kupp, hilton, t.smith (generally i’m sticking michel/gurley/mixon in util slot here)
    have an open IR slot, sounds like kupp’ll go in that. so which are best two out of:
    t.smith, the moores (both SEA/CAR), the TB guys godwin/humphries, j.reynolds (he could be a good handcuff here and i might get lucky and kupp gets ruled out before WW on tuesday night if so i’d have an extra guy to grab, also i’m guessing i won’t get beat to him in WW’s either), doctson.

    rudy’s bot has the moores (dj then dave) higher, then the TB guys.
    uglier part is that c.davis was dropped and just before he did well last week readded, i picked t.smith over him at the time (that whole not doing anything at all for 6 or so straight weeks looked pretty damn bad).

    beep bop boop

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: I rank em Godwin, DJ Moore, Trequan

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Donkey Teeth: j-rey doesn’t crack it even assuming kupp out all year? i lucked into his 2 TD game in a deeper league than here (a 20 start 3 WR PPR) needing a WR that week, and again, i do now in that league (inman and reynolds the WW guys there it appears) since grant gets no targets, this after i held him for weeks while hurt. godwin does seem safest for floor out of these. a team that’ll constantly have 400 or so passing yards per game TB takes on a lot of guys with that.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          @Mr. A Knife: Yea even with kupp out for the year I still like the other 3 more. If your gut tells you otherwise then go with it.

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