Welcome back, my loyal horde, to another episode of Hit it or Quit it with yours truly. Hopefully you are all still alive and well, have not committed yourselves to some psych unit somewhere, and are not on suicide watch after that abysmal week one performance by your first round picks. I, for one, took a massive hit this week and ended up going a sad 3-3 in my leagues. Despite me telling you all last week to pick up Dion Lewis, many of you had doubts. While I, on the other hand, completely FORGOT to start him which contributed to many of my abysmal losses. Oh well, enjoy it while it lasts, because I will not be that lazy again. And for some of you, my “Black Widow Curse” obliterated any chance of you beating me in the coming weeks again. So hopefully you haven’t pulled a scrotum or taco with all of those knee-jerk reactions yet, and you will take heed before you head to the waiver wire this week. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, degenerates and ex-cons, I give you the Week 2 version of Hit it or Quit it

Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego – You know that I love my men concussed. They are so pliable and vulnerable that way and a woman like me who loves to be in charge, well, this is just the ideal situation. Last week, it was uncertain if Green would be able to perform, and boy did he ever. Catching 5-of-6 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown, Green showed no signs of performance anxiety coming off of the concussion. He showed decent speed and swatted off swarms of defensemen like a bunch of hood-rat groupies. With Antonio Gates still suspended, you could do a lot worse than Green and is a must add in all formats and should be your HBIC in the Tight End area Week 2 against the Bungals… err, Bengals. At just 20% owned in most leagues, lube this one up and Hit it.

Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona – Yeah, I drafted him in like the bazillionth round because I am a girl who understands the importance of receiving (bad-um-tsss), but he is mostly a stash on my bench as he should be with most of you until his role is more defined. He played nine snaps this past week and was targeted only once, offering up a measly 2.30 fantasy points for most leagues. We do have to remember that Floyd is coming off of a pretty gnarly finger injury (they were dislocated and went into the palm of his hand), so the Cards could just be limiting him to see how he feels, but for now, he is still working behind Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown. Floyd may just be too unreliable to keep stashed for much longer, especially with some of the other talent emerging. I may hold onto him for another few weeks and see what he can do for me, but I may be giving him the “it’s not you, it’s me” speech sooner rather than later. Quit it.

Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis – Are you a T.Y. Hilton owner who is on the verge of dropping a toaster in the bathtub with you? Does your wife or significant other do periodic bed checks to make sure you are still breathing? If the answer is yes, then you are in luck! T.Y. left you for the comfort of his couch thanks to his bruised knee, but that just opened the door for you to get a little on the side with good old Donte. Catching 6-of-11 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown, Moncrief is looking like he could be the one to lead Indy in looks against the Jets in Week 2 and is considered the likely starter opposite Andre Johnson at this point, especially if Hilton doesn’t return for a while. The downside to this is that Moncrief will be going up against Darrelle Revis (though Johnson will be stuck on Revis island for the most part, hopefully), but there is some nice upside to this. So, while your main boo is sitting at home resting, get a little on the side without the help of Ashley Madison and Hit it.

Denard Robinson, RB, Jacksonville – I only put him on here because I realized how TE and WR heavy this week’s article was, and I like a little diversity. The only surprising thing about this is that Robinson is owned in 11% of most leagues, which is a lot bigger number than I anticipated. That means one of two things, either some people have no idea how to play fantasy football or their drafts were slimmer pickin’s than the bar at 3 AM. Sure, Robinson was the clear number 2 back in Week 1 and he pretty much had the entire second half to himself, but he is not going to give you what you need unless Yeldon falls victim to my Black Widow Curse. Avoid this one like a Vegas crack… well, anything. Quit it.

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle – I am sure that Tehol Beddict is going to fall even more in love with me for this pick (because anything Seahawks makes Tehol’s pants tight), but I have to give credit where credit is due (even if it is a team who should run instead of throw). Lockett caught 4-of-4 targets for 34 yards, busted out a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 35-yard kick return on special teams. Sure, the offense was limper than Roethisberger’s d*ck at a Golden Girls reunion, but Lockett still found ways to make plays and ended up getting Fantasy owners a nice 11.40 fan points in some leagues over the weekend. Sure, he needs to keep up this pace in order to pass up Jermaine Kearse on offense, but that is not completely out of the realm of possibility. Tie this one up, go all Mr. Grey on his ass, and Hit it.

 

 

There you have it, my loyal horde. My hits and quits for Week two. Hopefully, my Black Widow Curse feasted enough in Week 1 that it will take Week 2 off, but if it has taught me anything, it’s that it is never satisfied. So, for now, make sure you all follow me on Twitter @Soxfan012 for all of my general observations, Fantasy updates, and Black Widow Curse status…

  1. Mak says:
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    12 team- 2 QB. Standard scoring.
    Here’s my team:
    QB: Brady, tannehill
    WR: Brandon Coleman, desean Jackson, Sammy Watkins, green-Beckham, TY Hilton, Charles Johnson
    RB: Hyde, cj Anderson, Sankey, gio Bernard
    TE: Jordan Cameron
    K: catanzaro
    D: rams

    Would you hold onto desean Jackson for now? And do I need to drop any of my players for these waiver guys: moncrief, Chris Johnson, Benny Cunningham, dion Lewis, David Johnson?
    Thanks

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Mak: I’d hold onto DeSean for now. I am. At least until we get a better idea of when he’ll be back. You could probably safely drop Sankey, Hyde, and or Johnson for Lewis and/or Monceief. Looks like my Black Widow Curse feasted on you most of all!

      • Mak says:
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        @Jennifer Warner: drop hyde?! after that 30 point explosion??

        • Jennifer

          Jennifer Warner says:
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          @Mak: @Mak: You honestly can’t expect him to put up those kinds of numbers week after week but hold on to him at least until we know what will happen once Bush comes back. He has Pittsburgh this coming week, so it could go either way.

          • Mak says:
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            @Jennifer Warner: @Jennifer Warner: yeah thats a fair point. i was thinkin of dropping either charles johnson or green beckham for moncrief.

            • Jennifer

              Jennifer Warner says:
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              @Mak: If that’s the case, drop Johnson.

          • Justin says:
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            @Jennifer Warner: dropping Hyde for Dion Lewis is horrible advice. You cant expect Hyde to put up those kind of numbers week after week but you trust the Pats #2 RB to be a weekly starter? Must have missed the game last night

            • Jennifer

              Jennifer Warner says:
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              @Justin: Drrr, did you read the entire answer? I told him to hold onto him and not drop him. Suggested a drop of someone else.

      • Bishop Sankey says:
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        @Jennifer Warner:

        HAHAHAAHA drop a starting running back fresh off two TDs, yeah he wont’ have two TDs every game but you’re not serious.
        Drop me too?? C’mon now.

      • Rudy says:
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        @Jennifer Warner:

        Wow!!!! Who is this chick!!?!? Please join my league so I can win every year. Garbage garbage advice. Borderline can’t take anyone on here seriously because they let you write on here. Drop Hyde? Wowza. I’m out of this place.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Rudy: even if she’s as bad as you say it doesn’t mean YOU would win the league every year, unless it was a heads up league. there would be 10 other owners trying to pick those players up.

          • Jennifer

            Jennifer Warner says:
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            @The Harrow: Jeez, you make one HUGE goof and suddenly you are the window licking kid on the short bus. I caught myself after I posted that and came back with sounder, less psychotic advice. Thanks for getting my back there, Sir, you win commenter of the week!

        • Jennifer

          Jennifer Warner says:
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          @Rudy: Caught myself. Multitasking is not my thing, apparently. If you would have read the rest of the post, I told him to hold Hyde and drop Johnson. Do what you want, but The Harrow is right, that doesn’t mean you would win your league. I am woman enough to admit when I make a mistake and from now on, I am not answering comments until it has my full, undivided attention. Good luck in your leagues this year.

      • Tom says:
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        @Jennifer Warner: drop Hyde? Why not just drop Aaron Rodgers or Julio jones while we’re at it?!?!

        • Jennifer

          Jennifer Warner says:
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          @Tom: Only if you are in my league and I play you this week. ;)

          Made a HUGE mistake (since I was multitasking and had Hyde on the brain). Caught myself and gave less Demented advice.

      • Al says:
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        @Jennifer Warner:
        Lol dropping Hyde is the dumbest advice Ive ever heard. I honestly thought that you were making a joke. Hyde is a top 10 back this year. Drop Green-Beckham. Charles Johnson will bounce back

        • Jennifer

          Jennifer Warner says:
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          @Al: ADVICE: Don’t give fantasy football advice when you are in a staff meeting and trying to divide your attention. I goofed on that one and caught myself. Had Hyde on the brain.

  2. Nick says:
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    Hey Jen, I’m new to FAAB & am going to be placing bids on both L Green & D Moncreif. I’m in a 10 team standard scoring & here is my roster for reference;

    QB-Peyton
    RB-AP/DeMarco
    WR-TY, Garcon, Amari Cooper
    Flex-J Randle
    TE-M Bennett
    K-Tucker
    D- STL

    Bench-Markus Wheaton, Charles Johnson, B Sankey, R White, A Williams, O Daniels

    we all have $100 to work with, & at first I thought Moncrief was a requirement for my team but Garcon should fill in nicely week 2..with that said, I still think I’m going to place a low bid on Moncreif…thinking about $15-$16 on Moncreif & than #2 waiver – L Green at $10-$11. In such a shallow league & these guys being biggest targets, I feel I may miss both unless my leaguemates are looking to store $$…do you think I should look to target 1 with more $ or hold with current strategy & feel out my league since this is first year in FAAB?

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Nick: I’d bid Green first. He’s got more staying power. Moncrief won’t see much work when Hilton comes back.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jennifer Warner: would you bid more for L Green, than $11 of my $100? & I suppose I can leave the Moncreif pickup at waiver #2 for between $9-$15, just in case the 9 other teams do not make big bids to grab him, but plan on not getting him…

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: Or go even lower on Moncreif at $6 and higher on Green at $16?

          • Jennifer

            Jennifer Warner says:
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            @Nick: Green should be worth the cash. I lost out on him on my waiver wires on all 6 teams this week, so he is a hot commodity.

  3. Nick says:
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    Hey Jen, I’m new to FAAB & am going to be placing bids on both L Green & D Moncreif, dropping O Daniels & A Williams respectively. I’m in a 10 team standard scoring & here is my roster for reference;

    QB-Peyton
    RB-AP/DeMarco
    WR-TY, Garcon, Amari Cooper
    Flex-J Randle
    TE-M Bennett
    K-Tucker
    D- STL

    Bench-Markus Wheaton, Charles Johnson, B Sankey, R White, A Williams, O Daniels

    we all have $100 to work with, & at first I thought Moncrief was a requirement for my team but Garcon should fill in nicely week 2..with that said, I still think I’m going to place a low bid on Moncreif…thinking about $15-$16 on Moncreif & than #2 waiver – L Green at $10-$11. In such a shallow league & these guys being biggest targets, I feel I may miss both unless my leaguemates are looking to store $$…do you think I should look to target 1 with more $ or hold with current strategy & feel out my league since this is first year in FAAB?

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: refer to this second post as I included my drops..sorry for double post, internet slow out here in Colorado where I’m training..

      • Jennifer

        Jennifer Warner says:
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        @Nick: No worries. Hope I answered your questions!

  4. WillisReed says:
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    Streaming QB’S this year. Do you like Foles vs Wash?

    Also, would you sit Andre Johnson vs Revis? Dude looked terrible last week. Not sure if it was himor just the overall stank of the Colts last week, but he’s my WR3.

    • Jennifer

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      @WillisReed: I had Foles last year and it was hit or miss with him. Too soon to tell and I am still traumatized by what he did to me last season.

      I am not a Johnson fan but WR3 sounds about right for him. There is a lot on the line for him this week with Hilton out and with Revis shadowing him, I am not sure he will be able to perform under pressure.

  5. Scott says:
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    With TWill as top dog in Dallas, does this raise him above DGB?

    • Barker says:
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      @Scott: i believe he was ahead of him before the dez injury and is definitely ahead now

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Scott: That’s a pretty safe bet.

  6. El Jefe says:
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    Is it possible to pull a taco?

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @El Jefe: Yes, yes it is.

  7. Ppr says:
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    Have ertz vs Dallas next week, use a waiver on green and drop clay or just hold and hope no one claims greene.

    Also ppr start 2 recievers 2 rb and flex. Who do I drop for moncrief and use waiver on him?

    Have odell,hopkins,desean,hurns,funchess
    Murray,Doug Martin,foster, denard

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Ppr: Go for Green. Unless you are in a league with total morons who never pay attention, he is going to get picked up soon and you will be sad. I don’t like it when my readers are sad.

      Easy, drop Denard or Martin.

  8. Steve Stevenson says:
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    You’re normally spot-on Jen, but we all know Big Ben would be hard enough to cut diamonds at a Golden Girls reunion. Remember he’s been living amongst Pittsburgh women his whole career.

  9. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    I give gore graham dez i get lynch cooks

    Could maybe add mathews to my side to handcuff murray but also wouldnt mind opening a spot up

    My rb murray gore blount crowell coleman
    My wr marshall robinson garcon agholor dez
    My te olsen graham

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: It’[email protected]Barker: I would throw in an ask for another top WR or TE on that trade. If they are really desperate and willing to bite, you may walk away with a really nice trade. Otherwise, still not shabby but see who else you can get added to that mix.

  10. John says:
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    In a standard scoring 10 person league starting 2wr, 1 Te, and one flex. Who’s my safest bet as my wr2 and flex starters this week between:
    James Jones, Moncreif, D Sproles, P Harvin, T Eifert

    I have Marshawn at RB1, Deangelo Williams as my RB2, Julio as my wr 1, and j Graham as my TE.

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @John: Moncrief for sure and Eifert. Here’s my thoughts on the rest:

      Jones has some nice WR3 value and has Seattle this week

      Sproles is a RB3 but I am not sure how many touches he is going to get with getting the 15 last week.

      Harvin is a WR4 in my eyes against the Pats this weekend and it looks like the Bills are not going to be big on a passing strategy this season.

      Hope this helps!

  11. Dom B says:
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    Is there anyone Droppable. Shold I add Terrance Williams or Stevie Johnson for anyone. Also if trade goes through which rb to replace blount off wire David Johnson, Duke Johnson, CJ2K, Darren Sproles, Dion Lewis, Benny Cunningham

    My roster (Andrew Luck trade pending review if accepted subtract Eli and Blount)

    QB Tony Romo
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Latavius Murray
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF Bengals
    BENCH
    QB ELI MANNING
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH

    • Jennifer

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      @Dom B: It looks pretty solid. I would not drop anyone right now. Hold out for another week. Williams and JOhnson are nothing more than WR3’s and you have a nice mix of WR1 and WR2’s in there already. It would be a step down.

  12. letsgoletsgo says:
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    martellus bennet/ james jones/ frank gore for lamar miller and tom brady?

    what about matty ice for tj yeldon?

    rest of my team would be fine with depth if either of these trades went through. (ASJ at TE would be the weakest spot but id get an upgrade in miller and brady i feel like)

    also, i take it you like ladarius green over ASJ? i just dk if im buying but lord knows i’ve been wrong before.

    thanks

    • letsgoletsgo says:
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      @letsgoletsgo: my qb would be upgraded from matty ice to brady. have a yeldon owner wanting matty ice

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @letsgoletsgo: That’s a tough call because Bennett is at the top of the TE ranks this week. Your QB would certainly upgrade as would Miller. What does the rest of your team look like? Hard to make a true call for you unless I know who else you are working with. I don’t want to leave you open somewhere.

      I think it is about even with LD and ASJ. I am trying to pick up both of them in my leagues, but have not been successful with Green on the waiver wires. I am not sure he is going to get a ton of work his first week back, but the rest of the season is another story. I can only hope people have a knee jerk reaction when he doesn’t put up some ridiculous number of points this week and I can pirate him away. LOL!

  13. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Yo! Welcome back and so happy to see the column will continue again this year. No waiver questions (yet) as I am too stubborn to admit that my team needs changes at this point BUT I will ask your opinion on last weeks biggest surprise:

    Start James Jones over Garçon and Andre Johnson this week? Or did he just have his best game of the season in week 1? I think the fact that I own a really nicely embossed $250 piece of paper that gives me no say over anything an owner would have clouds my judgement on Packers players sometimes.

    Turd

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: Thanks, Turd! Happy to be back, although it seems that I managed to only make it to week 2 before giving shit advice to someone accidentally. Oh, well, caught it and onto the next! To answer your questions, I have responded below:

      Garcon has STL this week and with DeSean Jackson out, Garcon has the potential to completely ravage their secondary. I am worried about A-John. He didn’t look like he had much energy last week and this week he will take a trip to Revis Island. Do you think he can handle the pressure?

      Good luck and I hope this helps!

  14. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    I give graham gore i get lamar maclin or andre johnson currently offered

    I give graham gore dez i get lacy maclin or andre johnson thinking of offering

    My rbs murray gore crowell coleman blount
    My wrs dez marshall garcon robinson agholor
    My tes olsen graham asj

    Dropped my kicker for asj this morning and will try to trade graham in the mean while if i cant i will prolly drop asj for a kicker later in the week if i cant get graham off and i may drop him even if i can trade graham

    Still have the graham marshall for cooks ryan mathews davante adams offered to me and am willing to take it just exploring other options

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Barker: What is your gut telling you?

  15. Nick says:
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    Hey Jen, dont listen to those goofs above, your just fine! I ended up getting L Green for $16 (someone else bid $7 which I outbid, but he also outbid me on Moncrief by throwing out a bid of $37!)

    Needless to say that is a dumb move by my opponent as he blew half his FAAB in week 1 on Moncreif (37) & David Johnson (12) yet nobody bid on D Johnson & highest bid on Moncreif beneath his $37 was mine at $6!

    On to my questions, with Ty looking questionable for Monday, I need 3 WRs out of these guys; Garcon, Wheaton, A Cooper, Charles Johnson, Roddy White?

    Than at TE, do I go with M Bennett or my newly acquired L Green? I have J Randle at flex therefore I probably can only start one of my TEs…

    • Jennifer

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      @Nick: Thanks, Nick, I promise you give you all, my loyal horde, my fullest of attention when I give advice. I am sorry that I gave advice without paying attention to what I was saying. Lesson learned. I apparently had Hyde on the brain. Anyhoo…onto your questions…

      Your WR3 is a tough situation.

      I would stay away from R White because Jones is going to be getting pretty much all the targets. White is on the “shop around” list.

      Garcon – Garcon could have a monster week against STl’s weak ass secondary and with D-Jax out, he’s on the radar

      Wheaton – I’m not convinced on him yet. Hold off

      Cooper – Cooper has the Ravens and will be against Jimmy Smith this week so it could be a tough week for him

      Johnson – I have him and I am benching him this week because after last week’s performance, I expect him to get some bench time to think about what he did.

      With that being said Bennett is at the top of the TE list this week, so I would say flip a coin, but if you have Bennett, start him and bench Green to see how he does. That’s what I am doing since I also own both.

      Hope this helps and thanks again!

      • Nick says:
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        @Jennifer Warner: Fair enough, but I think Roddy could actually be a decent fantasy player as everybody knows they will get burned by Julio, so a double team comes his way & opens up Roddy who looks like he still has the legs to beat a 2nd/3rd CB…for that I’m sticking with Roddy at WR3 & Garcon/Amari at WR1/2. Tough week with Ty out but hopefully I can survive like last weeks brutal ending of 92-90 me! I had second lowest point output but luckily faced off against the absolute lowest output!

  16. Brad K says:
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    In a 0.5 ppt league, we play 2 RB and 2 WR and 1 flex. My team currently looks like this.
    QB Bradford, Rivers
    RB CJ Anderson, Ingram, Ellington
    WR OBJ, AJ Green, Andre Johnson, VJax, Wheaton, Garçon
    TE Cameron, Gates
    DST Ravens
    K Parkey

    I’ve got one open roster spot to add someone. Some top waiver wire peeps are the Arizona Johnsons, Moncrief, Stevie Johnson, and Brian Quick, and Donta Freeman. And Ladarius Green. Which of these players would you drop for waiver wire guys/ which one do you think I should pick up first? Thanks!

    Is there

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @Brad K: I’d pick up Green but you look pretty solid there. If you had to drop one, I’d say Cameron, as much as it pains me.

  17. FrankGrimes says:
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    would you recommend dropping Hyde?

    • Jennifer

      Jennifer Warner says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Nope

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