Crowd chants: “WE WANT JEN! WE WANT JEN!” I know, I know, sometimes real life gets in the way. You probably woke up this morning expecting your usual Hit it or Quit it article and were disappointed to see the picture of Diddy at the top of the football blog but I promise you that we will get through this together. Jen will be back next week and if you would like to check out my regularly scheduled Monday programming, you can find it here.

And now, are you going to Hit it… or Quit it?

Davante Adams – Uh oh, Jordy Nelson hurt his quad and didn’t come back on Sunday night. Also, Randall Cobb seems to be a little banged up. Davante Adams stepped up to the plate and caught 8 of his 10 targets for 99 yards and a touchdown. If the WR corps for Green Bay continues to be banged up for the coming weeks, that is a very good think for Davante Adams target share, which should translate into some big weeks to come. Even if Jordy and Randall are healthy, Davante will continue to be a trusted target for Rodgers and will probably see close to double digit targets anyways. Cincinnati is on the horizon this upcoming weekend. Verdict: Hit it like Kevin Hart on a drug induced weekend in Vegas.

Joe Mixon – It’s frustrating to see the best running back on the team standing on the sidelines for a ton of snaps while the rest of the offense struggles to move the ball despite favorable field position throughout the game. The solution? Fire the offensive coordinator! And the Bengals did just that. The Bengals followed through with their original plan to bring Mixon along slowly, but at this point, The Bengals are 0-2 and don’t have a single touchdown to speak of. I suspect the Bengals coaching staff will put their best foot forward and give Mixon a good chunk of the backfield touches. My prediction is that this very moment marks the lowest price you will ever have to pay for Joe Mixon for years to come. If you don’t already own him, go out on the trade table and get you some! Verdict: Hit it as hard as that Nazi guy in Seattle got hit the other day.

Cam Newton – Something isn’t right in the world of Cam Newton and I’m not just talking about his choices in post-game press conference attire. He looks more than just rusty. Maybe he’s a little gun shy in the confidence department. Or maybe it’s because the offensive line isn’t blocking for him and he continues to get blown up in the backfield time after time. I do know one thing, Greg Olsen isn’t going to be on the field for up to eight weeks and that is Cam Newton’s safety blanket. Even with the soft schedule coming up for Cam, I don’t trust this offense right now. Verdict: Quit it

Chris Carson – Life comes at you fast, Eddie Lacy. When he found out that he was a healthy (is he though?) scratch on Sunday, he had to be wondering which double order of nachos or pancakes is the one that did him in. Have no fear! Along comes the running back who ran all over everybody in the second half of the early preseason games and had us wondering, “What’s a Chris Carson?” We found out on Sunday that he is starting to take over the heavy lifting in the Seattle backfield for the time being and he put up 93 yards on 20 carries in the process. The running back situation may be a little cloudy in Seattle in the coming weeks but if Carson is sitting out there on your waiver wire, I’d take a chance on him. Verdict: Hit it!

Terrance West – We may end up chasing our tails for the next couple of weeks trying to figure out who is going to take the lead of the backfield in Baltimore. I’ll take a stab at it and my best guess is that it’s not going to be Terrance West. Terrance West is a little banged up at this point and Buck Allen (that’s Javorious Allen to the government) saw a majority of the snaps against Cleveland on Sunday. If you started Terrance West, you got a touchdown from him on Sunday, but not much else. Allen is the more talented back and has been touted as such throughout the preseason and into the first couple of weeks into the regular season. Allen had over 100 all-purpose yards on 19 touches on Sunday and found the end zone as well. Verdict: Take the engagement ring back to the jeweler, quit it, and then skip town and never look back.

The New Orleans Saints Entire Backfield – If you can sell Mark Ingram, I’d do it at this point. He had a decent statistical showing against the New England Patriots, but unlike the New England Patriots the New Orleans is not having much success marching out three backs on a regular basis. If I want to stash anyone in this backfield, it’d be Alvin Kamara but nobody can put a finger on when he will see an uptick in snaps. Adrian Peterson, despite his complaining, really is a shell of himself as a football player. In the next two weeks, the Saints face the Carolina Panthers who were effective against LeSean McCoy on Sunday, and the Miami Dolphins, who almost completely took Melvin Gordon out of the game plan in their first game. Verdict: Quit it!

Carson Wentz – Carson Wentz is one of the most argued about quarterbacks right now in football circles. People in the industry continue to go back and forth on whether he’s actually good or not. This doesn’t matter for fantasy football, it’s all about numbers and not team wins. What we do know is that Wentz chucked the ball 55 times on Sunday and had at least 300 yards and two touchdowns through the air in each of his first two games. Zach Ertz has been excellent in his first two games this season and Alshon Jeffery came into his own throughout the matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Philadelphia is back at home on Sunday to face the New York Giants defense that will be coming off of a short week of rest. Verdict: Hit! It!

 

 

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  1. Scott P says:
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    This article was timely as I offered a trade yesterday that was accepted by the other team. It involves a few players mentioned in your article.

    I traded away – Cam, Demaryius and CJ Anderson
    I received – Russell Wilson, AJ Green and Joe Mixon

    This is a ten team, standard scoring non-PPR league with six point passing TDs. I probably paid a bit too much for the upgrades at QB and receiver with the big downgrade at RB. But, Anderson sits my bench behind Ajayi, Hunt and Cook. Yes, the same Cook you told me start over CJ Anderson this past Sunday. :o) I still won my match-up, so no harm there. My other starting WR is OBJ with Tate and D. Parker on the bench.

    My fear is that I seem to be collecting the top players on some offenses that seem to be in trouble. Seattle’s offense has been less than stellar and that O-line is looking rough. The same goes for the Giants as evidenced by the Monday night game. Cincy is a mess too as you alluded to. I’m hoping I’m not falling into a trap where I value the player based on name value.

    Rosters post trade – Start 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex

    Wilson
    Ajayi, Hunt, Cook, R. Kelley, Mixon, Kamara
    OBJ, AJ Green, Tate, D. Parker, FA pickup this week
    Gronk

    So, how concerned should I be about the real world issues with the offenses of my fantasy team players?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Scott P: sorry about that, that should have been a touchdown for Dalvin, he got robbed!!

      For the most part my only worry is Seattle based on the offensive line that you mentioned above. I’m hoping Cincinnati gets a fire lit under its ass in the next couple of weeks and they start punching it in.

      I think Miami’s offense will be okay and Ajayi will be great week to week regardless. Really liked what I saw out of Parker. Made a couple mistakes but still posted a decent day.

      OBJ will eventually be fine and he’ll be a target monster

      • Scott P says:
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        @MB:

        I’m not worried about the Cook call. You weren’t the only one in that thread to give me that advice. The biggest loss was that I lost the total points lead to a 17 year old rookie neighbor. Those 20 points would have kept me on top.

        Cincy has a brutal schedule to start the season. Dalton can’t be this bad. My worry about Ajayi is durability. He’s never gotten this big of a workload for an entire season. That can’t be good for that knee.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @Scott P: you’ll get it back with that roster. Interesting that you bring that up, Im excited for Ajayi to get a big workload. I try not to worry too much about injuries unless it’s Gronk. I wish I would’ve drafted more stock in Keenan Allen but I think I overlooked him too offer because of his injury history

          • MB

            MB says:
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            @MB: often*

  2. JP Morgan says:
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    Hey are you concerned with B. Cooks ? I realize Pats have a lot of weapons but I really thought he was going to be more involved especially with recent injuries. His trade value is sort of low at the moment so really cant move him whats your thoughts ? Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @JP Morgan: he’s boom or bust so there’s always concern. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @JP Morgan: he had literally 3 TD’s in the first game (you know EVERY WHICH F’ING ONE THAT LATER WENT TO GILLISLEE) called off from pass inters, and stil l ended up with 3 for 83 or so. 2nd game i have no idea, but with all their injuries he can’t be hurt that much going forward, unless he’s also injured.

  3. RePete says:
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    Would you rather have Wilson or Stafford going forward in a 6 pt passing TD league?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @RePete: Stafford until Seattles o line play improves and even then, probably still stafford

  4. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey MB! 10 team PPR – would you trade away A Rodgers & Thielen to GET Mariota & Hunt?

    Thanks!!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: yes I would. Hunt is the real deal and Mariota is fine

  5. E says:
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    Would you try and use the #2 waiver on any of the below players? 12 team, 1 PPR, my team below

    Chris Thompson
    Chris Carson
    Rashard Higgins
    JJ Nelson
    _______________________

    QB – Derek Carr
    WR – Deandre Hopkins
    WR – Alshon Jeffrey
    WR – Jarvis Landry
    RB – Davonta Freeman
    RB – Demarco Murray
    TE – Eric Ebron
    Flex – Terrence West
    BN – Willie Sneed
    BN – Jacquizz Rodgers
    BN – Theo Riddick
    BN – Ameer Abdullah
    BN – Danny Amendola

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @E: yes I would target JJ Nelson and Chris Carson

  6. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff man!

    I’m in a 14 team PPR – IDP league… what are your thoughts on Rashard Higgins? I’m thinking on putting a waiver claim for him, how much do you think I should wage for him out of a $100 budget?

    thanks

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @RicoSuave: too late now, but check FAAB budget post with exact numbers on this kind of thing. you maybe already saw that and are just asking all the writers of course.

  7. LeggoPens says:
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    Thoughts on giving up West for Sanu? Very deep PPR league, so my main concern is my RB depth, but I think I can pull this off and I think Sanu has some pretty legit upside.

    Here’s the team

    QB – Mariota
    RB – Gurley
    RB -Lynch
    WR – Evans
    WR – Crabtree
    TE -Brate
    Flex – West
    D – Panthers
    K – Koo

    BE – Snead
    BE – Golladay
    BE -Dalton
    BE – Gio
    BE – CharChar West
    BE – Deandre Washington
    BE – Jesse James

    • LeggoPens says:
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      @LeggoPens: Also who would you be willing to give up for Mixon here for a separate trade?

      • LeggoPens says:
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        @LeggoPens: Sorry – separate league .5 PPR. Options to give up for Mixon – Marvin Jones, Sterling Shepard, Rishard Matthews, Kenny Golladay

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @LeggoPens: no I’m not a big Sanu fan, too inconsistent. I wouldn’t give up either of those starting backs for him. Maybe try Terrance West and Golladay or snead?

      • MB

        MB says:
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        @MB: for Mixon that is

        • LeggoPens says:
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          @MB: Gotcha. Appreciate it. One last question, how much FAAB would you drop on Carson in a Dynasty league? Tarik Cohen went for $50/$100, for reference.

          • MB

            MB says:
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            @LeggoPens: I’d put 40 on Carson

  8. Bucket Bob says:
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    Howdy Diddy aka MB! What’s your fave diddy track? Mine is all about the Benjamin’s baby!

    .5 PPR league for waiver wire Wednesday im planning on cutting Jared cook unless you like his matchup at Washington then I’ll hold

    Available TE’s:
    Hunter Henry (vs KC)
    , Gates (vs KC)
    Zach Miller (vs Pitt)
    Fleener (@ Carolina)

    Next–
    Which QB to add for week 3?
    -Wentz (who gets the Giants home in Philadelphia, janoris Jenkins missed MNF but expected to play Sunday)

    -Palmer (home in zona vs cowboys) I picked him week 1 as a stream c’s Detroit completely bombed. Do I trust again?

    -Semien at Buffalo

    -Cutler at NY Jets

    -Dalton at Green Bay

    Or another idea I had to buy low on cousins, the cousins owner will never play him his starter is brady & cousins has a tasty matchup vs raiders.

    ———

    I don’t really have “drop worthy players” but thoughts on Chris Johnson & Brandon Marshall stick w/ them or cut them?

    My RBs : Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Abdullah, Chris Carson, Chris Johnson, chark west

    My WRs: Keenan, alshon, Parker, hogan, Marshall, snead, Golladay, martavis Bryant.

    Available RBs: perine, ivory, Smallwood, Jamaal Williams, Tolbert, Marlon Mack, Jalen Richard, darkwa

    Available WRs: kearse, sanu, funchess, Beasley, Allen hurns, Kendall wright, Terrence Williams, Rashard Higgins, jaron brown,

    Thanks man!!! Keep on keeping on!

    • Bucket Bob says:
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      @Bucket Bob:

      I’m not 1st on the waiver the guy who has rob Kelley is before me on the waiver order so I bet he’ll add perine

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Bucket Bob: sup man, pretty much anything he did with Ma$e catches my ear.

      1. Hunter Henry
      2. Cutler or I don’t mind buying low on Cousins
      3. Nah, keep em both

      • Bucket Bob says:
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        @MB:

        Thanks! I agree on mase he & diddy were mint!!

        Would offering my Abdullah for cousins be too low of a buy low? Or based on my roster, include a WR?

        Cousins owners RBs
        Here’s his RBs: McCoy, gillislee, Powell, Chris Thompson.

        Here’s his WRs: Cooper, Crabtree, Diggs, zay jones.

        He just lost Olsen but his backup is Doyle

        ——-

        Or plan b:
        An owner in my league is in made shape at RB & hes 0-2, his RBs are bell then it goes down hill with Lacy, woodhead, Perkins, forte, Bernard & Martin.
        – his WRs are demaryius, nut Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Landry, doctson, crowder.

        Offer Abdullah for his witten or his team is so bad depth wise I don’t know if I really wanna help him out lol!

        Thanks man!

  9. William Hung says:
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    Are you bullish on Duke Johnson Jr.? I have a feeling the way the Browns move him around, he’s gotta be more involved moving forward with Coleman’s injury.. I’m thinking of trying to get him in my .5 PPR league

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @William Hung: I don’t mind doing that at all actually. We know they want the ball in his hands

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Is Puffy checking a lottery ticket in your pic?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Grey: no, unfortunately, Puffy found a one dollar bill in his stack of hundreds. Very unsavory.

      • William Hung says:
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        @MB: I thought he was looking at some girl’s number

  11. Big League Choo says:
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    10 team standard yardage bonus for 100 yds rush/rec

    My Leveon, kupp, Corey Davis for his

    A brown, diggs, buck allen

    My rbs bell, Hyde, cohen, D.J., Coleman
    WRs Parker, decker, golladay, kupp, davis

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Big League Choo: oh yeah, get you some Antonio Brown

  12. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    12 tm, standard, but we have to have 2 QBs, 2 Ks, 2 DSTs on the roster, so bench space is minimal.

    My RBs are: David Johnson, Frank Gore, Marlon Mack, Dalvin Cook, Kerwynn Williams

    Do I drop K. Williams for Thompson? for James Connor? for Chris Johnson? for Ellington? For Kenyon Drake? All the top RB waiver guys are taken including Kamara and Perine….Prosise, Vereen, Thompson are all available, but it’s a standard league..

    Or do I sit tight with Williams and start Cook and Gore for a week or 2 until something else pops up or I can pull of a trade?

    Also, would you start Newton (against NO) or Wentz (against NYG) this week? I own both K.Benjamin and Jeffery for a stack either way.

    thanks

    TFD

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Other RBs available: Richard, Darkwa, smallwood, tolbert…..

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: I’d grab Chris Johnson or Chris Thompson. Kerwynn is pretty ineffective and I think Johnson will be the better option. I love Thompson, he needs more touches!

      Start Wentz over Cam in my opinion

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @MB: Thanks MB.

        There is an 0-2 team in my league that has no WR depth…I was thinking of offering Dalvin Cook and Kelvin Benjamin for Leveon Bell and Duke Johnson….Is that an insulting offer or decent? His RB2 is Terrance West tho and his bench RBs are terrible….Should I offer Cook/Benjamin/Gore for Bell/Johnson/some throw in guy?

        Thanks!

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: I’d start with the first one, it’s not insulting

  13. JWRAY says:
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    What are your thoughts about Allen Hurns and J.J Nelson? I’m thinking of dropping John Brown for either of these guys.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @JWRAY: JJ Nelson has scored touchdowns in 6 out of his last 7 games dating back to last year. I like JJ Nelson more

  14. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff man!

    I’m in a 14 team PPR – IDP league… what are your thoughts on Rashard Higgins? I’m thinking on putting a waiver claim for him, how much do you think I should bid for him out of a $100 budget?

    thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @RicoSuave: I think he’s good. 20-25 outta do it

  15. Mike says:
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    Half PPR…Give Brandon cooks to acquire jordy Nelson?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Mike: steal of the century

  16. Clos says:
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    Are you dropping crowder, Sammy Watkins or Abdullah for semien? Also are you dropping fleener for ebron? 12 man ppr. The rest of my team is pretty strong. If so which move are you making first I have the second waiver. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Clos: no those are some pretty big names to drop after just 2 games. Could go either way on Fleener or Ebron. Leaning Ebron

  17. JJ what says:
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    Standard league. 8team- deeeeeeep benches
    My k Allen and jstew for his jordy and Mixon?

    I’d still hold Michael Thomas, obj, amari, for four wr/flex slots. Cja and marshawn my main rbs, Henry and Coleman on bench

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @JJ what: do it. You get the 2 best players in that deal

  18. RICE says:
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    Would you trade Terrance West for Mixon?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @RICE: yeah I would do that in a heartbeat

  19. Mike says:
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    Half PPR
    Give reed get d Henry
    Or
    Give Rudolph get Crowell

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Mike: give Rudolph get Crowell

  20. William says:
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    My current TE is Gates – I was offered Clay for Kendall Wright.

    League is .5 PPR and my other WRs are Cooper, Martavis, Parker, Crowder, Kearse and Fuller (IR) is this a good value trade for me? I saw your comment to my tweet about Everett – do you think he can outperform Clay? I was also looking at Seferian since Jets have nobody

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @William: they are all 3 risky but clay is the safest. Everett and Seferian Jenkins are riskier but have higher upside. I’m just trying to give you options since the Kittle thing didn’t work out. I’m personally going to give Everett a run in a couple of my deeper leagues

      • William Hung says:
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        @MB: Yeah – after this Clay trade I’m probably going to pick up Everett and drop Carson Palmer

  21. The Lost Vikings says:
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    Some dude just dropped Mixon, what percentage of your faab would you blow on him? no homo

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @The Lost Vikings: would the FAAB differ if one was a homo, this is an odd question.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @The Lost Vikings: I would use 50% but 40% ought to do it.

  22. Nick says:
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    so would you try to trade DJ for Mixon? I’m 0-2 & really can’t wait at this point with such a short season with only 10 teams & no IR spot…than again, I have Lynch, Abdullah as my starting RBs & J Allen at flex so I don’t even think I would start Mixon just yet…also have R Kelley on bench with K Williams…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Nick: I did that exact thing last week and if you’re 0-2 yes

  23. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    MB good sir. How are you? I appreciated your advice last week. My team won again. I am in a 0.5 PPR ten team league. Could you please help me with my line up for week 3? I appreciate it.

    QB1- Winston or Mariota?
    RB1-Freeman? Miller? Blount? Coleman? C.Thompson? Elliott?
    RB2-Elliott? Blount? Miller? Coleman? Henry? C. Thompson?
    WR- C. Hogan? D. Hopkins? or Galloway?
    WR2-Hopkins or Hogan or Golloway?
    F-L. Miller? T. Coleman? D. Henry? C.Thompson? Golloway?
    TE- D. Walker
    K-Bryant
    D-AZ or LAR?

  24. William Hung says:
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    After flipping Kendall Wright for Charles Clay, I’m thinking of making a speculative add on the following guys:
    – Markus Wheaton, Marlon Mack, Chris Ivory, Taywan Taylor, or Jalen Richard

    Just looking for best player – not filling a need

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @William Hung: richard is RB weak and/or own skittles (but that’s obvious). wheaton maybe in PPR otherwise. still might be richard though. it’s not any of the guys in the middle.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: richard IF, not “is” RB weak.

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