I really wish Devonta’s last name was Soulman. I’m a soul man would have been a much better title and then I could have linked you to a Youtube clip from the movie. Oh there’s a song too? I guess I could provide a link to that as well. Here’s week three’s team.

POS Name Points Owned
QB Andy Dalton 31.32 52%
RB Devonta Freeman 39.8 63%
RB Chris Johnson 27.5 42%
WR Rishard Matthews 26.3 32%
WR Rueben Randle 21.1 28%
TE Gary Barnidge 19.5 0%
FL Marvin Jones 17.9 20%
DST Vikings 15 11%
K Josh Brown 13 37%

Last week’s team combined for 201.84 points. Even that monster performance would fall short of this week’s selections. This group of waiver wire fodder has joined forces to score 211.42 points. Man… I need a freaking time machine so that I can get a hold of these posts a week early. Anyone have any leads on a flux capacitor?

Andy Dalton – When a player makes this list twice in the first three weeks it’s time to take notice. After week one I said that Dalton deserves to remain on the waiver wire. I’m starting to have a change of heart. I like what I’m seeing in WKRP in Cincinnati and I think Dalton is a top 12 fantasy quarterback. You know what that means? He should be owned. If you own Big Ben (Parliament) and Andy is on your wire, you best be getting your waiver claim in. Last week he led the league with 383 yards and 3 touchdowns. He even ran one in. Only Aaron Rodgers threw for more touchdowns.

Devonta Freeman – If Freeman is on the wire in your league, please send me an invite next season. And if I don’t get any invites I know that some of you are lying because Freeman is unowned in about 37% of leagues. I estimate that I have approximately 20 readers. 37% of 20 is 7.4 readers. If I round down that means I should receive seven invites. Back to Devonta. How does 141 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns sound? Not enough? How about 5 receptions and 52 yards receiving? As they say in New Hampshire, live free or die!

Chris Johnson – Six years ago Johnson rushed for 2006 yards, earning the nickname CJ2K. It’s been downhill since then. After last season he should have been renamed CJ600. On 22 attempts he rushed for 110 yards and found the end zone twice. He also had a catch for 40 yards. I don’t trust him, and his opportunities should be short lived with Andre Ellington set to return soon. And let’s not forget about David Johnson. If you have free space on your roster it might not hurt to stash him with Ellington’s injury history, but otherwise I’m don’t expect him to be reliable enough to start unless you absolutely have to.

Rishard Matthews – This week he had 6 receptions for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns. That makes 3 touchdowns in 3 games. When a player is averaging a touchdown a game, it’s necessary to take notice. It seems as if Matthews has jumped ahead of DeVante Parker as the number two target in Miami and I think Tannehill has yet to get going. Once he does, I expect a boost to all Dolphin receivers.

Rueben Randle – With only 14 targets in the first three games Randle is averaging just under 5 targets per game. With Victor Cruz set to return, I don’t see that number growing. Even if it remains steady, those aren’t quite numbers that make we want to own him. He did put up nice numbers this week, 7 catches for 116 yards and a TD, but the touchdown was a 41-yard catch that kinda happened to end up in his hands. Take that away and you’re looking at a 6 catch, 75 yard game. I’ve got a handle on Randle and I’m letting go.

Gary Barnidge – Nice game, but no thank you. Like Randle, Barnidge had one big play, a 40-yard touchdown, that made his day. Without that catch his line would have been 5 catches for 75 yards. I need a few weeks of those stats before I consider adding him to my watch list.

Marvin Jones – Jones is averaging just 5 receptions and 50 yards through the first three games. Those numbers do not jump out at me. However, as I mentioned when discussing Dalton, I like what is going on in Cincy. I’m not rushing out to grab Marvin, but if you’re starvin for receivers, you could take a flyer. I just wouldn’t have high expectations. Unless, of course, you’re hanging with Josh Gordon.

Josh Brown – What can Brown do for you? Not much more than a lot of other kickers in the league. I think trying to pick the right kicker is a complicated science. Just pick one on a team you expect to score a lot of points and be done with it.

Vikings DST – I take defense one week at a time.

And here’s the team I’m sure everyone of you would have loved to put out there last week. I’m sure you know how that move would have turned out.

POS Name Points Owned
QB Russell Wilson 16.2 100%
RB Matt Forte 7.4 100%
RB Jeremy Hill 2.1 100%
WR Emmanuel Sanders 11.7 100%
WR Calvin Johnson 11.7 100%
TE Travis Kelce 12 100%
FL Marshawn Lynch 2.8 100%
DST Houston 6 95%
K Dan Bailey 4 92%
See you next week…
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  1. Scott says:
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    Are those 37% of leagues 8-team leagues? Because that’s crazy.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Scott: Not exactly sure. Yahoo doesn’t give me the breakdown. Either way, I agree…

  2. Dave says:
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    Jets D vs Miami (in London) or Colts vs Jags this week?

    Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dave: Jets…

  3. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Happy to say that not only do I own Freeman on both my fantasy teams, but I started him in both last week too. He gets no respect at all, ha-ha.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: i didn’t see you posting this after the way he looked weeks 1 and 2. Were you happy to have him on all your teams during that, or maybe last year? I mean maybe i’ll come back here in a week if/when crowell gets 110 yds and 2 TD’s vs OAK. If so i’ll laugh about how silly it was though, and how gross it felt to even have to start him in the first place. Crowell looked no worse in weeks 1-3 than freeman looked last year and weeks 1-2.

  4. Wacha wacha says:
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    Trying to sell Randle after big game and need wr help. Any of these players you would not consider trading J Randle for?

    K Allen, a Jeffrey, J Mathews, a Cooper, J Jones, b cooks, hilton, hopkins, e Sanders,

    Which 3 would be the best case scenario to end up with?

    Thanks for your advice!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Is that Julio or James Jones? I would probably take any of them except Alshon. If he was 100 percent healthy then I’d include him too. And if that’s James, then I wouldn’t take him either. If it’s Julio, then I’d want him the most. I highly doubt anyone would trade Julio for Randle. But if you can make it happen, take it and run. After Julio I’d order them something like, Hopkins, Sanders, Matthews, Cooper, Hilton…

      • Wacha wacha says:
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        @malamoney:

        Thanks for the help. It was James Jones, I already struck out offering the Julio owner forte and tate so I knew Randle wouldn’t get it done. Now off to make some trade offers!

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Wacha wacha: Cool. Keep me posted…

  5. Dom B says:
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    Would you trade steve smith for CJ Anderson. 10 man standard league.

    My Roster
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Benah
    QB Eli Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    RB Gio Bernard
    WR Steve Smith Sr
    WR John Brown
    TE Crockett Gilmore

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: I’d rather have Smith…

  6. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sta-sta-stupid

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Horse tooth jackass…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @malamoney:
        Sma-Sma-Smelly

  7. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Brees/Dez/Matt Jones or Dalton/Watkins/Spiller

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Neither. But if I have to answer. If I need help now I take the Dalton side. If you are doing ok and can wait for the return on the trade, then I’d go with the Dez side. When he returns it will be a nice shot of offense to your team that could help big time down the stretch…

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @malamoney: 1-2

        My team:

        Dalton/Bradford
        Hill/Woodhead/Vereen/Spiller/Rawls/Talifario
        Julio/Cooper/Watkins/Beasley/Coleman

        PPR

        0.5 completion no penalty for TOs

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Thanks for the help money. I’ve hit you up with some baseball points league ?s before. Today… I came home to this trade offer. I’m three sheets to to wind. I’ve been in control of my fantasy teams the last 5 years due to a high rate of sobriety. Don’t want to do anything that sober me regrets tomorrow.

          • malamoney

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            @Chicken Dinner: I might make that deal. When Dez finally returns you will have Julio, Cooper and Dez which is pretty solid. You’re gonna have to fight for wins the next couple weeks, but you should be able to make it work. Brees is a upgrade over both of your QBs.

  8. Fella says:
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    Which side wins? .5 PPR

    Arian + Emmanuel Sanders / Ameer + John Brown?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Fella: Foster side. Not close

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Fella: Sanders side. Who are your other RBs?

      • Fella says:
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        @malamoney: Latavius, Dion Lewis, David Johnson. Do it?

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Fella: I’d take the Foster side…

  9. pickleball says:
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    hello..

    heres my team:
    matt ryan
    forsett
    gore
    freeman
    miller
    james jones
    b marshall
    s watkins
    a jeffery
    m bryant
    d bryant
    m bennet

    i play in a keeper league: would you deal a $30 forsett and $4 james jones for $10 abdullah and $60 cj anderson? its a 12 team league and i feel like owning alot of rb’s is king, but my team is in a weird groove right now even with dez down..

    also. i dont even think im selling high on james jones, but the idea of abdulllah for $10 as a keeper is intriguing. i could prob swap abdullah for a $1 matt jones too

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @pickleball: I want nothing to do with a $60 Anderson…

      • pickleball says:
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        @malamoney: i should mention you can only keep 3 players from year to year… so no way id keep him. itd be a shot in the dark if he turned it around. not like forsett is doing much better.. but jamesjones is performing so theres that.

        also one more q. i own freeman for $1. would you deal pierre garcon for coleman to own both? or is it a moot point and just hope he clings to the job..

        thank you

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @pickleball: The roster you listed doesn’t show that you own Garcon. Given the rest of your WR I’d be ok with that move…

  10. mikevickwho? says:
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    jeffery and garcon for Demeryius?

    jeffery, garcon, and james jones for demeryius and ivory?

    ros where you want to be? denvers offense still looks sluggish to me but gawd is the bears o bad…

    • malamoney

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      @mikevickwho?: I’d make the first trade. The second depends on the rest of my receivers. Can you afford to give up 3 receivers? Also, who are your other running backs? And I’d still need some reassurance on Ivory’s condition…

  11. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i dropped freeman after he looked like shit two weeks in a row and he was at best my RB #4 in a PPR 12 teamer. he was waivered right away though.

  12. Duck butta says:
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    12 team 1 pt ppr

    Does Melvin do it this week or should I keep woodhead in the flex? I have both.

    Thoughts on J. Randle Do you think Christine Micheal has a chance to get in the mix once back. Sell/Hold??

    J. Stewart. .lost cause or to early to tell?

    Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Duck butta: Leaning Melvin over Woodhead. I think Randle will have decent value. Especially with Weeden in there. I am willing to sell anyone if the sale helps my team. I’m low on Stewart.

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