Robert Selden Duvall has had a role in countless films that have helped me enjoyingly pass the time over the last 30-something years. Most will remember him for his role as Tom Hagen in The Godfather and The Godfather II, but few will know that he actually won the Oscar for Best Actor playing country western singer Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies in 1983. Heck, I’ve never even heard of that movie. When it comes to good old Bobby Duvall, I am more of a Days of Thunder kind of guy. “You can drive through it Cole!” Damn, that’s a great flick. It’s like Top Gun with race cars. But it’s not the movie I’d like to mention today. In 1988, Duvall and Sean Penn teamed up to play cops in the C.R.A.S.H unit that patrols East L.A.. Duvall, as Bob “Uncle Bob” Hudges, a 19-year LAPD veteran, is partnered with rookie Danny “Pacman” McGavin as the two work to keep the peace in East L.A. by trying to keep the street gangs in line. The film tells us the tale of these two police officers and their approach to dealing the Bloods and the Crips.

Colors was an outstanding movie, but it is not the reason this post is entitled “Colors”. That reason would be thanks to Jonas “Gray” and Alfred “Blue”, whose colorful names lead a cast of relatively unknowns, or I should say “unowneds”, to come together as a team that combined for 191.04 points and would have easily beaten any other lineup in Yahoo! half point head-to-head leagues.

QB: Drew Stanton (17.84)
RB: Jonas Gray (43.90)
RB: Alfred Blue (15.60)
WR: Kenny Britt (20.80)
WR: Andrew Hawkins (18.70)
TE: Coby Fleener (17.90)
FL: Jermaine Gresham (14.30)
K: Greg Zuerlein (20.00)
DST: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (22)

Black and blue? More like Gray and Blue. The only thing that is black and blue is the defensive line that tried to stop these two. And I guess Ahmad Bradshaw‘s ankle and Brandin Cook‘s thumb. Gray and Blue were welcomed surprises to anyone that started them this week. Which given their ownership percentage was probably pretty low. Jonas Gray ran the ball 38 times for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns. Who saw that coming? He should definitely be owned. I wouldn’t consider him an automatic start given how difficult it is to figure out how Belichick will use his backs, but I’d want him in my list of weekly options.

Alfred Blue should be owned in 100% of leagues. He should have been owned in 100% of leagues before last week. Why? Allow me to do the math. Arian Foster should be owned in 100% of leagues. Given Foster’s ongoing health issues every Foster owner should own his primary handcuff. That handcuff is Alfred Blue. You know the whole if A=B and B=C then A=C thing? I believe it is called the Transitive Property of Equality. Blue should not be available but that fact that he made this list says that he is. Shame on every Foster owner that does not own Blue.

How is Andrew Hawkins even eligible for this list? I guess we can blame it on the game he missed due to a thigh/leg injury back in week 10. Either way he should be owned. Go get him and put him on your bench. It will interesting to see how things shake out in Cleveland once Josh Gordon is back in the lineup. And in case you’ve been living in your parent’s basement playing video games, that time is upon us.

Who would have expected Coby Fleener to be one of the big waiver adds in week 13? Not me, but I am thoroughly happy about it. With Delanie Walker still seeing stars coming into last week’s games I was left with Fleener, Gresham and that dude with 3 names and a hyphen in Tampa to choose from. I went with Fleener because of his college connection with Andrew Luck. How bout that Luck! Looks like I picked a winner. Go me, and go Coby. Sorry Dwayne Allen.

Kenny Britt had a nice game, but where has he been all season? Perhaps he has better chemistry with Shaun Hill. Either way, unless you are in a very deep league, I really don’t see any reason to rush out and add him to your team.

Who needs studs? Not me. I’ll be back next week with another list of chumps that have champs written all over them…

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  1. Nick says:
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    Hey Malamoney, I saw your follow-up to a reply I left on your prior post. My options at WR3 are Keenan Allen, Sanu & Andre Johnson in non-ppr league.

    You would pick K Allen. Sky would pick Sanu. Jay would pick Andre Johnson…are these guys this close that I’m getting different thoughts? This is the 2nd week in a row I’m struggling with the bottom of my lineup but that could be due to byes passing & lack of injuries on my roster (a good thing as a Jennings & Mathews owner)

    • malamoney

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      @Nick: I have a formula that I use to attempt to give me an idea of how many points a player might get. This method is far from flawless, but I use it to help me make decisions like this. Or at least help give me an idea. Here is what it says for this week:

      Sanu 11.1
      Allen 11.8
      Johnson 7

      • Nick says:
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        @malamoney: thanks for the analysis

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Nick: No problem. Hope it helps…

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Soiler Alert! Don’t watch The Judge, Duvall literally poops himself.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Grey: Sounds exactly like my kind of movie!

  3. CL says:
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    Well, I don’t own Foster anywhere, but Blue is available in a 12 team, 1pt PPR league. Would you own Blue over McKinnon or Herron? For bench fodder… Murray, Miller & Robinson start for me.

    • malamoney

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      @CL: I’d own Blue over Herron. I wish McKinnon was getting some of the goal line carries, but I still own him over Blue.

      • CL says:
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        @malamoney: Odds are McKinnon will get his, no? Here’s my thing… Trent Richardson is not Arian Foster. Would you think that there’s potential for Herron to become feature back in near future, like say if Trent doesn’t take advantage of the situation this weekend?

        • malamoney

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          @CL: Herron will get a share of the touches. Richardson just isn’t that good and I don’t expect a transformation out of the blue (no pun intended). I don’t know what to expect from Herron either. And yes, I have to believe that McKinnon gets his first touchdown at some point this season.

  4. J-FOH says:
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    Wow, I see Grey came by. Props for that. It’s been many years and a lot of mind altering substances later but I don’t believe Colors was exclusively an East LA flick. I think South Central and all of LA was depicted in it. In fact you would be lucky to find a lot of black guys in east los.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @J-FOH: Correct. According to the interweb the movie takes place in South Central, North West and East Los Angeles…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @malamoney: Im an LA native

  5. Dom B says:
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    Flex Roddy white or f jax also is Ben Tate a must add on Vikings?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: White and no.

  6. Dom B says:
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    Better QB backup ROS Colin Kapernick or Big Ben

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: What’s your opinion?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Dom B: rapelisberger.

  7. Help says:
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    keeper league. M. bryant ($5) /d. thomas ($50)/ A foster ($60) for lesean mccoy/ antonio brown ($30)/ greg olson

    what side of that would you want to be on

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Help: Are McCoy and Brown each $30? How about Olsen? PPR?

      • Help says:
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        @malamoney: mccoys $70 , Greg Olsen is $10, you can only keep 2 players, standard scoring

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Help: I like Brown for $30 and Bryant for $5 but I realize they are on opposite sides of that trade. I don’t think you can keep LeSean at $70. I’d keep Foster at $10 less. I like Thomas but Brown at $20 cheaper is the better deal. Would these be your only keeper options?

          • Help says:
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            @malamoney: no I have josh gordon for $5 as well. basically i need to win this week to get into the playoffs, and was hoping to gamble on foster/demeryius this week for shady/antonio brown. the guy wants greg olsen bad, and i have larry donnel as a decent fill in. with steelers/carolina on bye. i figure i’m hedging my bets on the steelers WR by giving up antonio, but getting martavis in return. i think martavis can be huge. and if i lose and miss the playoffs i’d have martavis and josh gordon for each $5.

            i might try and throw in jonas gray/latavius muray/ doug martin all for eddie lacy as well but doubt the guy goes for it

            • malamoney

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              @Help: If you must win this week then Antonio Brown will not help you this week. Neither will Greg Olsen. Foster and Demaryius will. Ignoring next season, I am fine with the trade and actually think the Foster/Demaryius combo is better than the McCoy/Brown (ignoring Olsen).

              As far as next year is concerned, I probably like Brown at $30 over Martavis at $5, but Martavis at $5 is still great. Not nearly as awesome as Gordon at $5.

  8. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    transitive property only applies if A actually does equal B. so if we can expect blue to put up foster numbers, then yes, by all means. But i wonder if you actually believe that.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i’m not shitting on foster owners having blue, as blue in foster’s absence likely would be worth many other RB options of course, in foster’s absence.

    • malamoney

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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Your over analysis of my artistic words appears incorrect. In my example A refers to the percent of ownership for Foster which I said should be 100%. I then said every Foster owner should own Blue. That would be B. Every Foster owner is 100%. Therefore if every Foster owner owns Blue, then Blue’s ownership should be 100%. My variables referred to percent ownership. Nowhere did I say they represented skill set or ability.

      I appreciate the well intended comments however…

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @malamoney: that certainly would be true then, the ownership %’s. yes, all foster owners should own blue, and it’s not terrible for other owners as well as very low end bench guy, only ready to play if both our better starters get hurt and foster does again too (these things can always happen). so it would’ve been a faulty analysis, one could certainly argue there is no such thing as over analysis.

  9. Jason Morgan says:
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    Josh Gordon or Roddy White this week and ROS?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Josh Gordon

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