While many of us wondered why we would ever watch a Colts and Texans Oilers (their momma named ’em the Oilers, so I’m going to call ’em the Oilers) Sunday Night Football game, you have to remember that we all make bad life decisions. I mean, what’s the NLCS anyways? Is that like the LGBT or something? But hey, sometimes the games that you give zero efs about with no one to cheer for turn out great. This was not one of those times, at least not until the fourth quarter where we suddenly found ourselves in overtime (where I immediately said to myself: “sh*t, we’re in overtime”). Since the Texans Oilers aren’t a real team, it probably made a lot of sense there was a fairytale ending (thanks in large part to that amazing catch by Jaelen Strong shown above). On top of that, you might wonder why we’re talking about the Texans Oilers, and I’d like to use it as a fantasy football segue… Week 6 is behind us and at this point, and you should know where you are in the great and very metaphorical fantasy football landscape. Much like how the Texans Oilers, now at 4-2, know that they are a team that is in the hunt for the playoffs, they could use a little bit more help from certain players, and a little bit luck to make their push. I’d like to think that describes a majority of fantasy teams out there right now, minus the whole Brock Osweiler thing. What I’m saying here might even describe fantasy teams that find themselves atop their respective leagues, but unfortunately, probably not the teams that find themselves at the bottom with an 0-6 record. Coming back from such a deficit may not be worth thinking about, so in times like this when you are way behind (something I’m quite familiar with… something we all are), my recommendation is to drink up. I mean, don’t drink too much… motionless and face down is not how I want to see anybody. (There’s a great Bill Cosby joke around here somewhere, but I’ll settle for: I’ll take “Things Darren Sharper has never said” for $1,000 Alex.) But if you’re one of the teams lagging a bit behind, let’s say you are 1-5 or 2-4, and desperate hope combined with dark wizardry are the only vehicles driving your will to play until another fantasy obsession distracts you (granted, Texans Oilers games are technically considered torture porn, if that’s your thing), well, now is the time to do wild stuff. Do some crazy trades, make some risky decisions, just let all your inhibitions go. True, this might be like buying an extra bottle of Centrum Silver to help fight stage four lung cancer, but… you’ve got nothing to lose. And for those of you are in the middle of all this mess? Well then, that’s why Razzball is here. Oh, and if you’re a Colts or Texans Oilers fan, I’d appreciate it if you found some different teams to like…

 

DaVante Adams2 REC, 34 YDS, 17.0 AVG, 22 LONG, 3 TGTS. Speaking of Adams career, I was wondering, in Green Bay, are they really screaming “boooooooooo” or “brieeeeeeeeee”?

Jay Ajayi25 CAR, 204 YDS, 8.2 AVG, 2 TD, 62 LONG and 1 REC, 3 YDS, 3.0 AVG, 3 LONG, 2 TGTS. During times like this, I like to combine Viagra with whiskey shots and see which one wins. Okay, so, I don’t think this is a trend yet, it’s pretty obvious that Arian Foster wasn’t 100% yet and Mike Tomlin decided to have one of his away game derps, which is about twice a season, so while I think Ajayi is back on the hype train, I’d hold onto Foster for now.

Cole Beasley6 REC, 58 YDS, 9.7 AVG, 2 TD, 19 LONG, 6 TGTS. So, his nickname has to be Clean Coal Beasley, right?

Odell Beckham Jr. – 8 REC, 222 YDS, 27.8 AVG, 2 TD, 75 LONG, 10 TGTS. Holy sh*t, Odell. #Analysis.

Arrelious Benn1 REC, 51 YDS, 51.0 AVG, 1 TD, 51 LONG, 1 TGTS. Can’t quite tell if that’s the name of an ancient Roman emperor or a Star Wars bartender…

Blake Bortles20/33, 271 YDS, 8.2 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 84.3 RTG and 3 CAR, 1 YDS, 0.3 AVG, 3 LONG. The Jaguars have won two in a row. We’re on the verge of a Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs World Series. These are the end times everyone, and I just want to say: “It’s been nice knowing y’all”! (Oh wait, but the Browns still suck… so maybe there’s still a small slimmer of hope for normalcy?)

Reggie Bush2 CAR, 6 YDS, 3.0 AVG, 5 LONG. Wow, you still haven’t taken your millions and just gone away yet?

Randall Cobb7 REC, 53 YDS, 7.6 AVG, 1 TD, 17 LONG, 11 TGTS. The Packers throwback uniforms look like they meant to show up for a polo game, but forgot their horses and decided to try and play football instead. Which actually could explain a lot of their issues this year when you think about it…

Brandin Cooks7 REC, 173 YDS, 24.7 AVG, 1 TD, 87 LONG, 9 TGTS. Holy sh*t, Panthers. #Holysh*tPanthers.

Kirk Cousins18/34, 263 YDS, 7.7 AVG, 2 TD, 1 INT, 85.8 RTG and 2 CAR, 8 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 9 LONG. I guess Cousins felt like he needed to get back to the things he does best, which is be Andy Dalton-lite. (Now with 100% less ginger!)

Isaiah Crowell – 9 CAR, 16 YDS, 1.8 AVG, 11 LONG and 2 REC, 20 YDS, 10.0 AVG, 11 LONG, 2 TGTS. I suspect that for the rest of the season, I will randomly giggle to myself, and the reason will be the Browns

Andy Dalton21/31, 254 YDS, 8.2 AVG, 1 TD, 103.4 RTG and 2 CAR, 17 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 1 TD, 15 LONG. The Daltoniest Dalton that has ever Daltonned during the Daltonian era!

Vernon Davis2 REC, 50 YDS, 25.0 AVG, 1 TD, 37 LONG, 4 TGTS. Vernon Davis, back from the grave… Speaking of which, where’s Niles Paul? Remember when he was a thing? I’m only saying because I miss my Nile River jokes.

Ezekiel Elliott28 CAR, 157 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 29 LONG and 2 REC, 17 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 15 LONG, 4 TGTS. Ezekiel Elliot is the best Amish player in the league. Or, more specifically, he’s the best running back in the league with the most Amish name possible. By the way, I’m not sure I want to live in a world in which the Cowboys are the best overall team in the NFC…

Zach Ertz1 REC, 22 YDS, 22.0 AVG, 22 LONG, 3 TGTS. ZACH “MY HANDZ” ERTZ, amiright?

Joe Flacco26/48, 307 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 73.9 RTG. As I always say, I’m no NFL coach, but perhaps the Elite One’s time for checking down should be over and done with?

Todd Gurley14 CAR, 58 YDS, 4.1 AVG, 15 LONG and 4 REC, 39 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 13 LONG, 4 TGTS. Did some time-traveler step on a butterfly in the Amazon jungle recently? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills every Sunday when I write about Todd Gurley.

Carlos Hyde14 CAR, 52 YDS, 3.7 AVG, 15 LONG. This is somehow Chip’s fault too, just want to add.

Julio Jones7 REC, 139 YDS, 19.9 AVG, 1 TD, 36 LONG, 9 TGTS. After another solid performance by Jones, especially against a pretty good Seahawks defense, you’d have to feel like the Falcons just got robbed losing the game the way they did. Then again, they’re from Atlanta, so they should be used to that sort of thing.

Matt Jones16 CAR, 135 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 1 TD, 57 LONG. Either Washington’s offense is way better than I thought, or the Eagles defense has been overachieving thus far. What this blurb presupposes is, why not both?

Jeremy Hill13 CAR, 38 YDS, 2.9 AVG, 8 LONG and 1 REC, 3 YDS, 3.0 AVG, 3 LONG, 1 TGTS. Bengals gonna Bengal, Hill gonna Hill. Just the way of the world folks.

Jordan Howard15 CAR, 34 YDS, 2.3 AVG, 1 TD, 9 LONG and 2 REC, 6 YDS, 3.0 AVG, 7 LONG, 4 TGTS. “If in the future you would not associate me with the Bears I’ll consider not suing you.” – Fart Noises.

DeAndre Hopkins9 REC, 71 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 12 LONG, 15 TGTS. 12 yards was the longest pass to Hopkins? Wow, this pick-up team that barely beat the Colts should be ashamed for the fact they made Indy’s defense look competent.

Chris Ivory11 CAR, 32 YDS, 2.9 AVG, 1 TD, 9 LONG and 2 REC, 3 YDS, 1.5 AVG, 2 LONG, 2 TGTS. Wait, Jags win AND Chris Ivory did something? THE BEARISTOCRATS!

Colin Kaepernick13/29, 187 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 1 TD, 77.8 RTG and 8 CAR, 66 YDS, 8.3 AVG, 29 LONG.  IT’S KAEPPENING. So, here’s my hot take: Chip Kelly just continues to reveal every ridiculous thing about himself as a coach on a week-to-week basis, all of which should have been made obvious from the beginning by the fact that a 52-year-old man still calls himself “Chip”. In addition, since I’m already going… the halftime break of this game with the CBS crew (where you could replace “crew” with “idiotic waste of time and money”) was spent telling us how Kaepernick needs to stick to sports and not be a liability to his team. Adding into the fact that they basically called OBJ a fuc boi… and hell, why not throw in the NFL’s rule changes with celebrations and whatnot… these people honestly have no idea how much they’re on the wrong side of history with all this whitesplaining. Then again, when I switched it to Fox, Terry Bradshaw was doing his usual “half time recap with a stroke” shtick, so the mute button really earned it’s money yesterday is what I’m trying to say. Also what I’m trying to say? I love NFL football but I hate the NFL right now. But hey, at least Joe Buck was gone doing baseball, so… it’s the small things I guess.

Eddie Lacy17 CAR, 65 YDS, 3.8 AVG, 25 LONG and 1 REC, 6 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 6 LONG, 1 TGTS. “Nice run Eddie! You’re out for the rest of the game, take a seat.” – Mike McCarthy. Seriously, why does McCarthy keep running that formation from 1953 that has gained zero yards this entire decade? Might as well call the Cowboys defense Arthur Miller…

Eli Manning32/46, 403 YDS, 8.8 AVG, 3 TD, 2 INT, 100.2 RTG. So, at 15 wins and with no team under .500, the NFC East is the best division in football. There’s a Clinton running for president. And this Eli Manning looks like a 23-year-old Peyton, but with down syndrome… so I’m going to go ahead and assume the early 90’s is just repeating itself. Let’s all go buy tech stocks everyone!

Marcus Mariota – 17/24, 284 YDS, 11.8 AVG, 3 TD, 1 INT, 132.6 RTG and 7 CAR, 64 YDS, 9.1 AVG, 41 LONG. I am fairly convinced if one of us could throw a football at least 20 yards, we could collectively torch the Browns secondary.

LeSean McCoy19 CAR, 140 YDS, 7.4 AVG, 3 TD, 38 LONG and 2 REC, 2 YDS, 1.0 AVG, 2 LONG, 3 TGTS. Reports of Shady’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. And while it’s easy to say: “At this point, I don’t see why Rex Ryan doesn’t just direct snap the ball to McCoy every play”, you have to remember that we’d probably have to start calling him LeSean McCorpse.

Cameron Meredith11 REC, 113 YDS, 36 LONG, 15 TGTS. Alshon Jeffery owner? Bears fan? Jay Cutler’s mother? Remember, Chicago still has the Cubs, so there’s that.

Lamar Miller24 CAR, 149 YDS, 6.2 AVG, 1 TD and 3 REC, 29 YDS, 9.7 AVG, 1 TD, 16 LONG, 4 TGTS. A “dom…inating offen…sive per…form…mance”? What is this you speak of, Houstonians?

Ty Montgomery10 REC, 98 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 15 LONG, 12 TGTS. NEVER go full Mike McCarthy, or you get something like this.

Jordy Nelson5 REC, 68 YDS, 13.6 AVG, 25 LONG, 7 TGTS. “Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective.” I’ve never heard a better description for the caliber of Nelson’s skill combined with his whiteness. Which probably means Rodgers is going to rub sandpaper on Jordy’s nipples later today. Hey, if it works, who cares?

Cam Newton27/47, 322 YDS, 6.9 AVG, 2 TD, 1 INT, 83.8 RTG and 2 CAR, 1 YDS, 0.5 AVG, 1 TD, 2 LONG. Question: what is the highest heat level going to be with all the Panthers’ hot takes later today? Molten tungsten?

Brock Osweiler25/39, 269 YDS, 6.9 AVG, 2 TD, 1 INT, 90.7 RTG and 2 CAR, -4 YDS, -2.0 AVG, -1 LONG. Seriously, have the Texans ever won a nighttime game? This has to be the first.

Dak Prescott18/27, 247 YDS, 9.1 AVG, 3 TD, 1 INT, 1117.4 RTG and 1 CAR, 6 YDS, 6 LONG. I’m still in the process of creating different verbs and adjectives with Dak, all in hopes of matching the pun-repertoire I once had with Tony Romo… (i.e. Romolicious, Romonobyl, etc.) The top ones so far are Daklemore (for all those Macklemore moments), Dakpocalypse Now (for when he decides to honor Tony Romo by choking), and Redakted (for those times when you wish he didn’t do that). But don’t worry, Tony Romo can still hold the ball on field goals. Double-J will find work for him, you can count on that.

Aaron Rodgers31/42, 294 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 90.8 RTG and 3 CAR, 7 YDS, 2.3 AVG, 9 LONG. We secretly replaced Aaron Rodgers with Colt McCoy. Let’s see if anyone noticed… I mean, Aaron Rodgers bet heavily on the Cowboys to win the game, that is the only explanation for what I watched yesterday. OR, is Brett Favre the kryptonite to Rodgers? If I remember correctly, he sh*t the bed last year when they retired his jersey, and pretty much did the same yesterday with Favre there. Is it a form of tribute, an homage? Did Aaron Rodgers decide to drop DirecTV and get cable? WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Ben Roethlisberger19/34, 189 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 1 TD, 2 INT, 57.1 RTG. The Ben is known for forcing it from time to time… sooo yeah. Anyhow, Roethlisberger stated that he’s going to undergo an MRI on his sore knee later today, so look out for that. Has had surgery on his knee earlier today and is out for an undisclosed amount of time.

C.J. Spiller1 CAR, -3 YDS, -3.0 AVG, -3 LONG and 3 REC, 38 YDS, 12.7 AVG, 24 LONG, 6 TGTS. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

Golden Tate8 REC, 165 YDS, 20.6 AVG, 1 TD, 61 LONG, 10 TGTS. Golden Tate Owens?

Tyrod Taylor17/26, 179 YDS, 6.9 AVG, 2 TD, 110.9 RTG and 8 CAR, 68 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 21 LONG. Seemed like the Niners defense took Kaepernick’s leadership too seriously and refused to stand up to the red, white, and blue.

Mike Wallace – 4 REC, 97 YDS, 24.3 AVG, 70 LONG, 9 TGTS. Is it just me, or is this the most Mike Wallace line ever?

Spencer Ware24 CAR, 131 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 1 TD, 45 LONG and 2 REC, 32 YDS, 16.0 AVG, 30 LONG, 2 TGTS. People are telling me this, the best people, believe me, that this is what happens when you take jobs away from good American running backs named Jamaal. SAD!

DeAndre Washington10 CAR, 49 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 8 LONG. I am developing a visceral negative reaction to the Raiders running game I think.

Carson Wentz11/22, 179 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 77.7 RTG and 2 CAR, 2 YDS, 1.0 AVG, 3 LONG. I haven’t seen Eagles come apart like this since “The Long Run“.

Kendall Wright8 REC, 133 YDS, 16.6 AVG, 1 TD, 48 LONG, 9 TGTS. Hey, it turns out Kendall Wright isn’t dead. Hunh.

 
 

  1. Old Dirty says:
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    Td only league – total points scored – no start/sit

    Drop Big Ben for Matt ryan?

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      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: Yeah, looks like he’s heading to surgery.

  2. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – Ty Montgomery is getting a lot of hype as a pickup this week. Can we get a bear/bull or some additional thoughts from you guys on him? I’m thinking of dropping Chris Hogan.

    Also, I saw you said Dion Lewis is still a stash – but is he a better stash than Devontae Booker?

    I currently have the following moves pending for Wed (could change based on [email protected]’s and Jenn’s columns):
    1. Detroit D for Jay Ajayi
    2. Ty Montgomery for Chris Hogan
    3. Dion Lews for Devontae Booker

    People everywhere are raving about Booker and how he’s “looked” better than CJ Anderson. Not sure what to make of this. Rotoworld even said he needs to be 100% owned.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I usually don’t tell my contributors what topics to cover, they’re all great and don’t need me to control their narratives. That being said, I’m sure he’ll be covered in some manner and form, and you can also reach out to them as well. I personally think it was more the Cowboys gameplan, I don’t think Rodgers is going to start favoring Ty over Jordy and Cobb. 1. Sure, 2. Yeah, 3. Eh, it’s lateral… they all make sense and would probably do the same thing. I think he should be owned by every CJA owner, and is an okay bench option, but the snap counts so far have been pretty clear.

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      @William Hung: People everywhere are raving about Booker and how he’s “looked” better than CJ Anderson. Not sure what to make of this. Rotoworld even said he needs to be 100% owned.

      People must not watch the games. CJA had 3 plays of over 10 yards taken back due to penalty. One was a great catch and run for a TD where he broke tackles and made guys miss.

  3. RePete says:
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    Would you trade away Cooks for Bryant in a 12-Team H2H 0.5 PPR League? Cooks has been boom or bust every week which is to be expected with the Saints and I feel Bryant could be more reliable. I’m in a good position at 5-1 and thinking about selling Cooks after a boom to buy low on Bryant.

    QB – Luck
    RB – Martin, Coleman, Bernard, Matt Jones, Duke Johnson
    WR – Beckham, Cooks, Marvin Jones, Shepard, Moncrief
    TE – Stream every week
    DEF – Stream every week

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      Jay says:
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      @RePete: Yeah, Dez can be spotty too, but it’s so down the middle, it’s a fair and okay trade.

  4. Scott says:
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    Okay, I’ve distilled my fantasy football decision making to this matrix:

    Do I own LeSean McCoy? No
    Did I just drop Jay Ajayi because I needed a Tight End? Yes

    Give up? Yes

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      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I think you could add input boxes for McCoy and Tight End and pretty much 80% would have the same scenario. The other 20% were people who left him in because they forgot.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Scott: if ajayi actually keeps this up he’ll be the repeat version of last year’s d.freeman. freeman sure as F looked like a pretty shitty player last year for weeks 1 and 2 and worse than coleman. coleman gets hurt, i had dropped freeman after week 2, and you know how that story went. oh the trade value i would’ve had had i just not had the internet for about 5 days last year between weeks 2 and 3 (this was in multiple leagues too). this year i have ajayi stashed in 2 money leagues, even after he became the “starter” (for 1 week before arian nation “came back”) he looked like shit (MIA’s entire team to be fair), so i dropped him in the period between week 5-6’s games. if he all of a sudden becomes a top 10 back for ROS i’m killing somebody from MIA’s staff, then taking myself out too.

  5. Scott says:
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    By the way, you were on fire today! Or, whenever you wrote this. And now, they won’t deliver my mail anymore…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Wait, does that mean I set you on fire? Why wouldn’t the post office work for you. Obama’s fault? Probably Obama’s fault…

  6. Zandy says:
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    I have Wentz at QB
    Waivers include Eli, Cousins, Dak, Marriota

    Drop Wentz or roster 2?
    Any worth a waiver?
    Who you like?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Zandy: I think Wentz has a pretty favorable schedule ROS, so I’d def keep him. You might not need to pick anyone else up since his BYE week is done with.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’m sorta with Hung here. Honestly, with that many QBs out there, I’d ride Wentz at least one more week and move on if he’s holding you back. Unless there’s a trade out there for ya.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: Wentz gets minny next week so I’ll just stream for a week but keep him

        Would you trade Cobb for Matt Ryan? Std

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          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Interesting… I think it’s fair, it feels fair, but man, this season is weird. Never could I think of trading for Matt Ryan… ever.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: haha I agree just trying to think what QB options I can pry out of people. I feel like it’s gotta be a dicey guy. Other upside ideas?

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              @Zandy: Rodgers may be buy low, but I’m a bit worried with him at this point. His accuracy is way off. Newton could be as well, but there’s risk there too. Wilson and Brady seem like good bets, but I bet those owners want to stand pat.

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                @Jay: Brady owners wants to stand Pats…. (Drops mic)

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                  Jay says:
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                  @Zandy: Haha!

  7. William Hung says:
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    You heard it here first folks – NYG are making the playoffs. Why? Cause they have a knack for game changing clutch plays setting the tone for the rest of the season.Exhibit A Back in 2007, the GMen were getting stomped out of the gate and the defense stopped nobody – facing the Redskins, the GMen were 0-2 (or 0-3?) and the Skins had a 4th and goal at the 1 yard line. A TD wins it for the Skins, but the GMen stop them and the rest is history. Exhibit B – 2011 NYG v. NYJ – Giants offense was sputtering much of the season (mirroring this current season)… @ their own 1 yard line, Cruz takes it to the house for a 99 yard TD and the rest is history. And then yesterday, the Giants were headed towards another lackluster offensive performance and a crushing L, when Beckham on 4th down takes it 66 yards to the house.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Ryan Leaf. Haha.

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          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: HEY MAN, WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT HERE

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @William Hung: here’s a fun one for this kind of “logic” if you are even 8% serious about this. seriously this is like those “tout” betting sites telling you shit like college team A has covered the spread in 80% of instances against college team B over the last 10 meetings. until you notice that these 10 meetings have taken place over about 7 years and literally NOT ONE player remains from those rosters. there’s literally NO CORRELATION beside the jerseys and team name.

      so, what % of current NYG (go ahead and include the coaches here too) were on that team in 2007 and still are? eli only is my guess, and maybe not him either.

  8. Tweak says:
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    Have Ezekiel Elliott, Russell Wilson, Carson Palmer, Allen Robinson. Still sitting in the middle of the pack. Boy that looked good pre-season.

    Think it might be wise to try to move Palmer to the Roethlisberger owner? He’s got Cooper and DeMarco Murray.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tweak: Yeah, see what it takes. Maybe Palmer plus something can land either.

  9. William Hung says:
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    Eddie Lacy or Jamaal Charles ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: That… is a good question. I think Charles, but Lacy looked good the past couple of games. Both have inherent risks, but if I’m going all out, I’m going Charles. He has the highest ceiling.

  10. Bobby says:
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    Hey jay! .5 ppr league

    I’m going to need good mojo & good vibes & a miracle to pull off a win tonight. Currently down by 30 pts. I have only David Johnson & we play with defensive players & my defensive player is cardinals LB deone bucannon. My opponent is down. A giant uphill battle for my team for tonight. If I lose which I think may happen I will be 3-3 on the year.

    I pulled off a trade this AM. I sent cam Meredith & I received Jamaal Charles for depth.

    My RBs are now DJ, Melvin Gordon, Jordan Howard, Henry & andre Ellington.

    My WRs now (we start 3) Hopkins, Hilton, fuller, Shepard, Corey Coleman, hogan, moncrief & Watkins too

    I heard moncrief & Coleman should return soon

    Now trade #2, would you trade my rivers (my other QB is matt Ryan) for jimmy graham? The graham owner has Big Ben & no backup QB. Graham has been on the bench with this owner also having Gronk

    I could use the upgrade at TE, Witten hasn’t done much & I have Rudolph too but I feel graham is better than Rudolph

    Or shoot for my rivers for Emmanuel sanders ?

    Thoughts of Charles ROS? I mainly wanted him I looked at my RB depth & week 9 I’m without DJ & Howard for bye weeks

    Next what to do with Hopkins? I’m so frustrated with Hopkins I’m almost bald with pulling my hair out, I know if I deal him away it’s a buy low for the other owner , do you think I could get Larry Fitzgerald for Hopkins? Or just hold tight? I was even considering trading my Hopkins for Brandon Marshall I think I’m stuck lol

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobby: Wow, great stuff on the Charles trade, not sure why they would do that. I think you could do better, but it fits a need on Graham. I’d try for Sanders first and stream the position if you want to go full Ryan. With Hopkins, you have to hold. Too much value tied up, and he’s still, at worst, a WR2/

      • Bobby says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks man for the great stuff as always. I received the trade for Charles this AM & immediately accepted before the other owner had second thoughts. I hope David Johnson has a monster game tonight but I’m worried aren’t the jets D good vs RBs?

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          Jay says:
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          @Bobby: No probs! They are, but Johnson has been a beast. I think you’ll be okay.

  11. a bag of sand says:
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    give cooper for ty?
    ppr

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      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Yeah, if you prefer TY, I think it’s fine. They are close I think, but slight edge goes to Hilton.

  12. Zandy says:
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    From the live games thread for WR upgrade would you wanna send Cobb jstew for Evans?

    Or rather focus on qb upgrade

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I think that’s a fair trade for where you’re at, but you should be able to get a trivial depth piece thrown in there.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: rather do the Evans deal or the Cobb for Ryan deal?

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          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: I like Evans simply because your team doesn’t need that much depth, but could use a little more consolidation.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: sounds good. I’ll work on that deal. And just keep QB as the soft spot. 12 team league with no one really streaming QB means I shoul be the stream guy prob

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: Word, gl man, keep me updated!

  13. Nick says:
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    NEVER join a work fantasy league…I want to walk upstairs & throw something at my co-worker right now!! Case-in-point: co-worker is in last place (0-5) & with a bye incoming for M Evans; what does he do!? If he had any knowledge of football he would be on his bench…but NOOOO, he drops him! & I’m left holding my left nut & a #10/12 waiver claim :(

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: That… shouldn’t be allowed. That’s crazy bad.

  14. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    Unless ya boi from the Padres came out of retirement and switched sports while adding a “Y” to the end of his wacky name, I think you meant Cameron Meredith. I kept calling him Clay too, finally searched it and realized I’d really been calling him “Cla”. Lazy ass parents

      • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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        @Jay: no worries, I was just happy to figure out the reason I had been calling him the wrong name when C. Meredith kept popping up on the bottom of the screen scroll

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Odor’s Odor-izzi spray: Yeah, it’s some crazy subconscious shit now that I think of it, being a Pads fan and all.

  15. omar says:
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    12 team 1pt PPR…

    Desperately in need of RB help. Current roster

    QB – Big Ben
    WR – A-Rob
    WR – Hopkins
    RB – Lamar Miller
    RB – Kenneth Dixon
    TE – Gronk
    Flx – Diggs
    BN – Tyrell Williams
    BN – Forsett
    BN – Dwayne Washington
    BN – Tyler Eifert
    BN – Dion Lewis
    BN – Chris Hogan

    Thinking about offering Gronk and Diggs or Tyrell for Greg Olsen and Spencer Ware. Had enough of the Lions RB zoo, so I’ll probably be dropping Forsett & Washington, and will try to pull Ajayi off the wire. Olsen is on a bye this week, but I have a very winnable matchup, so I can stream a TE. Hoping Ware can put up RB2 numbers until Dion Lewis is back in action. I can probably replace the production from the WR that I’d be trading away from the WW.

    Thoughts??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @omar: I’d try Diggs and Tyrell for that package. But yeah, everything else looks okay here too. Probably just stream QB until something sticks as well.

      • omar says:
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        @Jay:

        Just for clarity’s sake. Offer would be:

        Give:
        Gronk and Diggs

        Receive:
        Olsen and aware

        Or

        Give:
        Gronk and Tyrell

        Receive:
        Olsen and Ware

        Still a go??

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @omar: No, I think that’s too much, I was thinking Diggs and Tyrell would be enough to start the convo. No way I want to send Gronk here, overpay. I think Diggs for Ware is fair straight up, but it gets complicated when you involve Olsen and Tyrell.

  16. a bag of sand says:
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    demaryius & cooper for TY and hyde?
    ppr
    deep at wr w/ those 2, a brown, alshon, maclin, cobb, pryor
    thin at rb w/ forte, l murray, mckinnon, bernard, j white, t coleman

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Hmm, I think that’s fair. Especially since you need another RB.

      • a bag of sand says:
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        @Jay: just sent j white & cooper for gurley instead
        10 team ppr

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @a bag of sand: Yeah, I think that’s fair and I like that deal for you. It’s still a buy low here.

  17. Mgeezy says:
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    Jay WHAT UP!?

    Dude,

    Do I trade Antonio Bown and FORTE for his Julio/ Emannuel Sanders?

    PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mgeezy: WHAT UP! I think I’d hold there, but it’s close.

    • Mgeezy says:
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      Forte was my flex, would leave me with Christine and Mark Ingrahm,

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Mgeezy: I think if it wasn’t Forte, who adds PPR value, I might think differently, but I like your two a little more.

  18. William Hung says:
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    Would you do the following trade?

    A-Rob and Devante Parker for Christine Michael and Stef Diggs?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: ARob side, I’d say it’s sorta close though.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: I’m trying to pair A-Rob and Parker for a solid WR / RB combo – have another offer out there for Maclin and Charles…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I think that’s fair, but a hella risky swap.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Another possibility –

        A-Rob/Parker for Tevin Coleman and Alshon Jeffrey OR Julian Edelman

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Hmmmm, sorry, I keep forgetting, it’s standard scoring, right? If so, I’d do it, but only if it’s Parker instead of A-Rob.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: .5 PPR

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Oh, then I like it even more because of Coleman.

              • William Hung says:
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                @Jay: He’s def not looking to do this deal without A-Rob. No way I can swing it with just Parker alone. It’s gotta be A-Rob plus Parker for Edelman OR Alshon and Coleman

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @William Hung: Hmm. I’d say it’s okay, but I’m personally not crazy about it.

  19. a bag of sand says:
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    hyde or c michael ros for ppr?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Leaning Hyde, but they are pretty even.

  20. William Hung says:
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    For K rankings, I heard that an effective approach is to look at the Vegas Odds and see which games are predicted as high scoring and then picking the kicker on the favored team. I heard it’s proving to be effective at limiting the unpredictability out of the position. Have you tried this method?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Not really, I just kinda do matchup comparisons, give some emphasis to teams with pretty weak offenses, or indoor stadiums, etc. I base my rankings completely on my own system, which is essentially watching every single game during the week (since to keep up with everything, I usually concentrate on RedZone on Sunday), taking notes, etc. I think I was asked about my process a week ago, and I might delve into it on the next rankings post. But like I said yesterday to ya, Rudy’s system takes that into consideration I believe. That’s why I love he’s doing something like this, since we can now offer my methodology and Rudy’s, which involves advanced metrics, analytics, etc.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: I wish Rudy had a column cause then I can ask him about it directly. What I am curious about isn’t the rankings in aggregate which I see is performing better week to week, but the middle to lower tiers where the competitive advantage sets in. For example, it’s easy to rank the top 10 at each position (barring injury), but where it gets tricky is when you get into the mid 20s and beyond. Identifying the best players there is where matchups are won/lost. If Pigskinator is getting better on point week to week in that mid tier specifically, then it’ll be a truly powerful tool. That mid-tier is also where you may find an available player on your wire, whereas the top 20-25 in each position are usually already rostered.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Yeah, I would agree with that, and he’s been meaning to post the last week, but got busy. He’ll probably try putting something together this week.

        • hoping to get back on trolley of writing a weekly post. you can always post comments to me on the pigskinonator pages.

          it’s hard to quantify how pigskinonator is doing on the mid-tiers but qualitatively it seems to being doing well. in looking at fantasypros, the pigksinonator projections are one of the most unique vs consensus. That means nothing in a vacuum but when it’s picking winners like this week w/ Kenny Britt and Jay Ajayi, it’s a positive. The fact that it’s already finished 1st in weekly QB, RB, and WR is a positive indication that it’s doing a better job on the mid to low tier as that’s where expert rankers start leaning more on consensus ranks IMO.

  21. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr keeper league

    Who would you rather have long now/long term

    Le’Veon or David Johnson?

    thanks man

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *That’s….rather have now/long term*

      • William Hung says:
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        @ryanoger: Johnson – has youth and the fact that Bell already has injury history plus a suspension on his resume – if he ever gets in trouble again, he’ll be out for longer than 4 weeks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d say Bell still, but I think Johnson has put himself as number two.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks Jay! You think it’s crazy to give up Mike Evans and Jordy for Le’Veon OR David Johnson (depending on which one he’s willing to part with) and one of his mid range WRs?

        or should I just hold? I could use the upgrade at RB. My WRs would be thin…Landry, Fitz, Meredith, and whoever I’m able to scrap from him with the trade.

        thanks as always man

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @ryanoger: No, it’s not crazy, those two guys are on an island right now. But can your team survive it? Doesn’t make sense to fill a hole by drilling another.

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Jay:

            10 team ,5 ppr keeper

            Team below…you think I should pull the trigger based on team below or sit tight…?

            QB- Rodgers
            WR- Jordy, Evans
            RB- DeMarco, T Coleman
            TE- Olsen
            Flex- Fitz
            Bench- Landry, Meredith, Latavius, Theo, Alfred Morris, Ladarius G
            IR-Dion Lewis

            • Jay

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              @ryanoger: That’s leaving you pretty light at WR. Landry is fine there,… Fitz in the flex. Hmm. Yeah, you have enough here to make it work, but man, tough one to pull the trigger on. I think I’m okay with it.

  22. Joe says:
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    Two similar trade options in a 10 team, standard scoring league:

    1) Drew Brees and Kelvin Benjamin for DeAndre Hopkins and Randall Cobb
    2) Drew Brees, Kelvin Benjamin, and Jerrick McKinnon for DeAndre Hopkins, Randall Cobb, and Tevin Coleman

    In either case I’m the one giving up Brees and Bejamin. I have Brady so I’m set at QB and I’m pretty light on WR. Are either good? Which one is better?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: I like the Hopkins side on 1 and actually, like number 2 a lot more. I’d rather have Coleman over McKinnon, even in a standard.

  23. Zandy says:
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    So to recap std
    Wentz
    Hopkins Alshon
    Gurley Ingram
    Charles
    Graham
    BN: Jstew Ware Cobb Floyd Woods DWash Jalen Forsett

    Crazy to offer any RB and any WR for Djohnson or Leveon?

    • Zandy says:
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      Or to the Julio owner as well

      • Zandy says:
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        Same with the Abrown owner…. Post Ben news

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Zandy: You’d offer the same? I’d probably be less inclined here.

        • Zandy says:
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          @Jay: less inclined for julio? Or AB? Or both?

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Zandy: Just Julio, not AB.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: If I were him, i’d probably go Hopkins and Charles, in which case, I think it’s okay. Though, depending on Cobb is a tad bit worrisome.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: “okay” as in good or as in meh?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: I think it’s both? Like, it makes sense, looks fair, but I’m not super enthused. Honestly though, if that’s the deal out there, I’m doing it just because putting something else together may not be possible.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: totally makes sense. I’ll do some fishing on Evans –
            Try for Cobb and jstew and Cooper – using Cobb and less than stew or Alshon close to even (to fix my week 9 bye issue)

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: Word!

              • Zandy says:
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                @Jay: thanks dude!!!

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @Zandy: Any time yo.

  24. RonnieMatt says:
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    Im riding my RB’s now and with lamar finally breaking out its finally earning wins. My team is
    QB-Matt Ryan
    RB-La’veon, Lamar
    WR- Edelman, Demaryius
    TE-Jimmy Graham
    Flex-Christine Michael
    Bench- Jordan Howard, Cobb, Stafford, Deangelo williams, Dixon, John Brown, Zach Miller. 10-team standard points.
    I have been contemplating trading a RB and WR for a true number 1 WR since mine have been lackluster. Do you like moving say Christine and Edelman for Jordy nelson or Baldwin or a similar trade? I have this feeling that I can hold and have the luxury of 4 start worthy RBs with bye/match up decisions and just waiting for my WR’s to finally pickup (Wishful thinking?) or is it a waste to roster 4 and having one of those guys sitting on my bench when I could get a solid WR? WRs are so boom or bust I keep double thinking trades.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @RonnieMatt: I feel like Edelman is better than Baldwin and can be close to Jordy. I think you should aim higher. Maybe go for a Hopkins with that package.

      • RonnieMatt says:
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        @Jay: Any thought on Jordan Howard and cobb for Jarvis landry?

        • RonnieMatt says:
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          @RonnieMatt: Scratch that a team has Hopkins, Arob, and Amari Cooper so he’s willing to deal one. He is seeming like Hopkins is off the table so I’m thinking of putting Jordan Howard and Edelman for one of the other 2?

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @RonnieMatt: I think you are underselling Howard and Edelman, so I would go for Arob there, and then see if you can get back a useful bench piece.

            • RonnieMatt says:
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              @Jay:Ive got an offer for Hopkins and Amari for Lamar and Cobb, trying to change Lamar for CMike but may not bite

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @RonnieMatt: I’d rather have Lamar than CMike.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @RonnieMatt: I like the Cobb side there.

  25. William Hung says:
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    Trading my way to relevant Res isn’t going to work – the WR needy teams want Landry or A-Rob and only offering RB2 and RB3 tier types

    • William Hung says:
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      RBs not Res

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Meh, then I wouldn’t force it. Sometimes people don’t know how to trade.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Maybe it’s me then… everyone in my league seems to have the same mentality

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I mean, Landry and Arob are WR1s here, RB2 and 3 is underselling, especially in halfppr. I think you’r ein the right here.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: I need some RB depth then – what do you think of Jacquizz Rodgers? Does he still have value when Martin comes back (is he coming back, or is his injury more serious than they are letting on?)

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: He does, but it’ll be on par with what, maybe Sproles can do, show up here and there with some nice numbers because of his catching ability.

  26. Big league choo says:
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    Standard league bond for 100 yards rec

    Henry or Rudolph ROS?

  27. Big league choo says:
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    @Jay: same league John brown or Cameron Meredith standard 100 yd bonuses

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