You’ll notice a reoccurring theme on here.  I really like the show Breaking Bad.  That’s the first part of the theme.  The second part of the theme is I don’t have cable so I’m always behind on everything.  My wife and I are currently acquainting ourselves on the series as a new season finally came out on Netflix this Summer.  We’re going back through seasons one through four – currently close to end of re-watching season two – so of COURSE I’m gonna make a BB reference as my header.  How could I not?  It’s like, I watch football, write football, comment back to football commenters and then watch an episode of BB.  Some would say I’m missing out on life but I say to them a life without those things is missing out by itself.  But more to the point, I can’t wait to see season four and I really, REALLY need you to keep the spoilers at a minimum in the comments.  Wait, no, at a null…a nullimum?  Yeah, don’t tell me shizz, m’kay?  Thanks.  But more to the really, real point, Mr. White.  And to the really, real, specific point, Roddy White.  He’s been terrible so far this year.  But he’s played through it.  Which has also been terrible based on the stats.  Roddy’s currently on pace for 40 receptions, 336 yards and zero touchdowns and has not looked good doing it.  But here’s the reality: he’s gonna get better.  After getting targeted 9 times on Sunday vs the Patriots (more than doubling his previous season high of 4), I’m thinking White’s working his way back into the Roddy of old sooner rather than later.  Plus, one of those targets came in the end zone late in the game for what could’ve been the game winner.  Unfortunately, despite the big numbers Matty Ice had some pretty big misses on the night and that was one of them.  High and away ain’t just a baseball term.  As stated, Roddy’s still not quite there yet but after last night’s performance, I’m thinking he’s on the precipice of what people drafted him for.  Just in time for you to swoop in and say, yo, gatorade me, [email protected]#$%! to Mr. White owners. I still haven’t found a really good way to use that quote.  Doesn’t matter, got it in anyway.  In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Terrelle PryorI can already hear you now.  Woah, hey there.  I don’t play in 2 QB leagues, brah.  First off, I’m not your ‘brah’.  Secondly, I think we have ourselves a low end QB1 ROS if he stays healthy.  I’ll put it this way: what I thought Russell Wilson would be to fantasy owners has been what Pryor has provided so far.  I know it’s hard to buy someone who seemed to win the starting QB job by default and whose initials are ‘T.P.’, but Pryor has  performed admirably so far this year and I have no reason to think he’ll stop being fantasy relevant.  Probably more relevant to 12 team leagues but the reality is he’ll be playing from behind plenty this year, his legs are a huge asset and he’s been able to throw the ball with more accuracy than many projected.  Check in and see if the owner is concerned about his health and doesn’t need him because he has a top tier QB already.

Marques Colston – I can’t predict how your league will react to what looks like sub-par play that’s really on par play.  The pace for the usual 80/1100/8 is still there for Colston minus the touchdowns.  But something tells me owners are overwhelmingly underwhelmed by this steady high end WR2.  Go down to the Colston Creamery and see how much it would cost to make your own creation.  You can call it the Marques if you want.  Make sure and bring your coupon!

Steven Jackson – This buy call ain’t for the faint of heart.  Jackson has made it clear that if he returns, it will be after the bye week and there’s still a possibility he doesn’t return until week 8.  But for all of that, his first game and first series of the second game (let’s just call it 1 game, shall we?) has been productive: 14/77 on the ground and 6/53/1 through the air.  I’m not gonna pro-rate because it’s silly to off of that small of a sample size but that’s 100 total yards and a TD.  The owner might be desperate for a starter right now.  If you have the time to wait on SJax, you could be handsomely rewarded ROS.  You prefer to be unhandsomely rewarded?  Fine, here.

Mike Goodson – Lottery tickets.  They’re fun and they cost next to nothing.  Goodson has great speed.  It’s unclear how the Jets will use him once he’s back but I’m guessing while Ivory is out, you can see him as the COP/3rd down receiving back to give Bilal a rest.  Funny how the Goodson got a 4 game suspension.  Change last name to Badson and we’re golden.

Khiry RobinsonI throw these names out like Khiry and Brandon Bolden after waivers because no one is paying attention to them.  Ahmad Bradshaw.  He done got the shaft but there’s nothing out there for you to grab, right?  Khiry’s a message in a bottle.  Pull the message out and read it.  It says ‘how awesome were The Police?  Very awesome’.  Now flip it over and read what it says about Khiry.  He had 12 carries on Monday night to Pierre Thomas’ 4 (though he chipped in 5 catches).  We’ve seen obscure backs come out of nowhere and produce in NOLA before.  PT did it.  Then Chris Ivory did it.  Robinson is an ‘I have a WR5 sitting on my bench and don’t know what has gone wrong with my life’ pickup.  This buy is softer than a pat of butter left out on your table during the summer heat.  But it’s still there and might spread easy.  Yeah, I don’t know what I’m talking about anymore.  Moving on.

SELL

Eddie LacyNot the biggest name and not a name I’m pushing you to just get rid of at this point.  I have multiple concerns here.  Some personal.  Some pyschological.  But none of those are important in this scenario so I’ll deal with the ones that do.  Firstly, it’s Green Bay.  how much do you believe in GB starting 1 running back on a weekly basis from here on out?  Be honest with yourself here.  It seems like forever since they have.  Secondly, Franklin showed well in the game against Cincy minus the fumble.  Sure, it was costly but it doesn’t negate what he was able to do on the day (13/103/1 and 3/23 through the air) after stepping in for Starks.  I can’t predict the future of any running back scenario but I can see where it’s a quick pull for one guy or the other because their backup has proven they can get the job done.  A lot of people are gonna still think of Lacy as an RB2 and that he’s just going to assume the starting job again.  I’m not on board with that assumption and think this would be a prime time to shop him with no news of splits being talked about right now.  They may never happen but do you wanna be there if/when they do?  Didn’t think so. He’s off his bye which is also a selling point.  Strike while the iron’s hot or before it gets cold in Green Bay…or whatever.  Treat Eddie like he’s on a mannequin in a lingerie store and you’re the owner and sell something Lacy this week.

  1. Black Hippy says:
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    I’m tempted to trade MY MJD for David Wilson. Am I crazy?? My other RBs are Ray Rice, RUN DMC and Doug Martin. All of my RBs are underperforming (Muscle Hamster being my most reliable though) I’m just trying to shoot for upside at this point. Should I go for it??

    • gobiggreen says:
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      @Black Hippy: The Giants are bound to right the ship eventually, and that absolutely goes for Wilson too. MJD…..the jaguars are horrible. Get off that train.

  2. goodfold2 says:
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    as moreno owner I’m guessing i should be interested in Ball now that he dropped tonight? This would be the Heath Miller spot. I realized just after I grabbed him that he’s on bye this week. So if Groink doesn’t miss yet another week longer than the plan the NE deception machine claimed for months i’m guessing that spot should turn into Ball? This spot was also used for a backup to Rodgers, but unless he gets injured i’m not likely to need that. I’m likely gonna have to go Myers this week when Gronk finally gets sat out again.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: different league than above, i’m guessing us p.thomas owners should grab khiry?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: could also go blount over p.thomas.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @goodfold2: Definitely not required, re: Robinson. No to Blount

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2: Not necessarily, RE: Ball.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: so we’re somewhat passed the time when it was supposedly inevitable that ball was to eventually take this job then?

  3. Percy Whipped says:
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    Jay Cutler or Terrelle Pryor this week?

    ROS?

  4. Luis says:
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    I am an unfortunate owner of both Ridley and Bowe. Amazingly, im 3-1. I had Blackmon stashed and I also have Fred Jackson.

    I was going to start Ridley at the Flex, but im leaning towards starting Jackson there and Blackmon over Bowe. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Luis: Strained MCL and a short recovery week and it’s against one of the better run defenses in the league. Not a good place to start FJax. I’m fine with Blackmon over Bowe. Don’t have high hopes for either this week, though.

      • Jax are 12-point underdogs. At least we can figure they’ll be playing catch-up (as usual).

  5. Red 90 hut says:
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    Been offered Brady and Roddy for Foster? PPR

    My QB is Vick and my WR are decker, Jordy, Wayne and TY
    My RB are Chris Johnson, MJD, j bell, mendenhall and mcgahee

    Do I pull the trigger? Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want Foster there

      • With that poor RB depth, you need Foster. Not to mention with the nice WR corp, you don’t need Roddy.

  6. Eddie says:
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    Traded BJGE for Steven Jackson last week to an owner with one healthy RB.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well done.

  7. Snake Hips says:
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    I need a QB this week. Which one should I roll out?

    Bradford vs JAX
    Tannehill vs BAL
    Scaub @ SF
    Geno @ ATL
    Manuel @ CLE
    Palmer vs CAR
    Hoyer vs BUF

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bradford

  8. Brady says:
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    I am in a 14 team league. Should I look at dropping Tolbert for Pead or Rueben Randle? It seems if Pead actually plays he could be a decent flex play…Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Eh, can prolly go Randle there.

  9. E says:
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    Any hope for Vincent Brown w Floyd out ros?
    For non-ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure there’s hope, but his best game so far w/Floyd out was 7/41/0. Doesn’t seem to be an integral part of his offense

  10. Frank White says:
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    what’s up… 1- Is Goodson worth dropping Ellington?? 2- I just picked up Robert Woods off FA, Good pick or should I grab someone like Jerome Simpson?? I dropped Royal cause I can’t keep these guys on my bench forever. I have Chris Givens, Ellington & Daryl R there the whole season and my starters are breaking. 3- I dropped Bradford for Brian Hoyer, Good or should I grab Shaub if he’s still available??

    • Dropping Brad for Hoy was the right move, even after Sky tells you otherwise.

      • @James R:

        Wait, Bradford is playing the Jag-offs? HOLD until NEXT WEEK!!

    • Frank White says:
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      This #1 waiver I’m holding onto is like a curse. I can’t pick anybody up and if I wait to long then I’m gonna screw myself. I just gotta wait for someone big to get hurt. IDK!!
      Eli
      DT
      Bowe
      Nicks
      Doug M
      Sproles
      MJD
      Bennett
      Pierre T
      Daryl R
      Chris Givens
      Ellington
      Hoyer
      Do you think I should ride it out for now or do you think it’s time to make a big trade including maybe D Martin to get some better players?? I’m 2-2 but I don’t see myself lasting to much longer

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: 1. No 2. Woods 3. If it’s not a 2QB league, it’s kind of a moot point. 9 weeks out of 10, you’re not starting guys like that.

      • Frank White says:
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        Well if Eli keeps at it do you think Schaub or Hoyer is a must need on the bench??

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Frank White: A bench QB is never a must. Unless you’re in a 16 team league.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Frank White: If all those arms are in the waiver pool, stream your QBs. You can add/drop guys like that on a weekly basis. Play matchups. Don’t stay married to Eli.

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks guys… Is Jerome Simpson worth a grab??

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Frank White: He’s on bye. No need for an immediate pickup in my book.

  11. Comatose says:
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    TP or Alex Smith, this week and forever(ROS)?

  12. HansC says:
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    Rice or Lynch for White+Spiller?

    I think he’ll take Lynch but not sure about Rice yet.

    • HansC says:
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      @HansC:

      Haha
      btw as a big believer in Razzball & Sky,
      I picked up Pryor, Goodson and Khiry already.
      My bench was trash anyways.
      Hope I get hit on at least one of those lottery tickets.

      • Sky

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        @HansC: Ha, thanks! It only takes one…

        Don’t know if I’d want to give up Lynch in that scenario but I’m not as high on Spiller as I was on Lynch in the preseason. It’s fair but it’s a high risk trade. You also might be without Spiller this week. Just something to be aware of you’d need to plan for.

    • Sky: BTW, I never got Hoyer for Cook because I needed a bye-week RB plug (Muscle Ham and Le’Veon on byes) and grabbed Jennings (with the 12th waiver position).

      Still, Hoyer is out there, but now if I want him, I’d have to drop RG3&OUT or Romosexual. Are either worth dropping for Hoy?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @James R: I thought you were picking him up for a bye week fill in? But you have Romo? Just start Romo.

    • Brick says:
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      @HansC: I’d keep lynch man, in this year of running back shituations he seems to be one of the few solid, weekly producers. Plus White has the whole high ankle sprain thing?

  13. Yeezus says:
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    Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon for Brandon Marhsall?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Yeezus: Way too much

    • fitz says:
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      @Yeezus: yikes. I’d rather have Cameron over him and Gordon isn’t too far behind Marshall himself. Terrible trade if you were the one giving up Cameron/Gordon

  14. Mdaddy says:
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    Woodhead or R Jennings in the flex this week? Non-PPR league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: Woodhead. I’m not hearing the injuries to the OAK backs are serious.

  15. DEF:
    KC (@Tennessee)
    OR
    CAROLINA (@ AZ)

    • Allen says:
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      @James R: Can I piggyback on this and ask a DEF quetion as well. Who ya like better this week? ATL DEF vs GENO’S JETS or CAR vs OLD MAN PALMER?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Allen: Atlanta

  16. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team non PPR and my QB/RB/WRs are:
    Cam
    Cutler
    Jamal Charles
    MJD
    Joique
    Bryce Brown
    Knile Davis
    Julio
    Colston
    Nicks
    Royal

    Drop any of these for Khiry?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Maybe Royal but you have plenty of RB depth. Prolly not worth it.

  17. Zandy says:
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    Should I be dropping marlon brown and hill for Goodson and khiry?

    My other rbs are Sproles, Lamar, Bolden, Ellington, Hunter and McGahee. Or you like my stable more?

  18. Sniff Test says:
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    Would you add Alshon Jeffery for any of these dudes? TY Hilton, Hopkins, Thompkins, Stevie Johnson, Bernard Pierce or MJD. I am really weak at receiver and need to bolster it even at the risk of my RB depth. I have Charles, Sproles, Bernard and Jackson.