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This week, I am a little short on time and have to start writing a lot later (by five hours) than I usually do. Instead of going game by game this week, I am going to go point by point and try to cover as many players as I can. Next week, you can look forward to the regular structure of this post. I hope that everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving free from food poisoning, political arguments, and deep-seated tension that you could cut with the knife that you buttered your Thanksgiving rolls with.

  • Going back to 2014, Julio Jones’ lowest yardage total against Tampa Bay without scoring a touchdown is 93 yards. His lowest yardage total against Tampa Bay since 2014 is 66 yards, but he found the end zone in that game. He absolutely has owned this secondary since entering the league and rest assured, he will do it again on Monday night in week 14. He will be my #1 overall wide receiver that week as long as he is healthy.
  • Doug Martin actually averaged 4.7 yards per carry on Sunday. Unfortunately, he got banged up early in the game and further proved that he can’t have nice things. I honestly don’t think you can even put him in your lineup in any format even if he’s healthy going forward. He’s an exception to the volume theory.
  • Although Tyrod Taylor didn’t get a ton of rushing yards today, I think he’s in the mix as a very decent QB2 for the rest of the season. Buffalo is right in the mix to make the playoffs and if McDermott wants to keep his job he won’t sit Tyrod again this year.
  • It’s hard to feel bad for people who traded for Alex Smith after his hot start. We had a very large sample of who Alex Smith was as a fantasy quarterback coming into this season. You played yourself if you acquired him. I don’t trust anyone besides in this offense besides Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill in ppr. I hope you were able to ship off Kareem Hunt a few weeks back while you still could.
  • Joe Mixon finally paid for fantasy players who stuck to the plan. I know that it was hard to do. I’ve watched A LOT of him. I’ll admit that he hasn’t translated quite as quickly into a star back as I thought he would, but he looked damn good against a team who held him to 29 rushing yards in the first meeting of these two teams. Even if he doesn’t pay off in season long, I still feel great about him as one of the two best backs to come out of this class for dynasty.
  • Josh Gordon is supposed to come back next week and play opposite of Corey Coleman. DeShone Kizer has good matchups in two out of the three fantasy playoff weeks if you’re desperate at quarterback. Just something to think about, he’s been a lot better in the past two weeks.
  • When’s that Corey Davis breakout going to happen?
  • Zach Ertz is back! It would have been nice if Alshon Jeffery would have been able to do anything in the 2nd
  • Not sure who the bigger disappointment was yesterday, Jay Ajayi or Jordan Howard.
  • Rex Burkhead needs to be in your lineup weekly and so does Dion Lewis. The Patriots still have the Bills twice, the Dolphins again, and the Jets.
  • Robby Anderson has scored 6 touchdowns in the last 5 games. McCown loves him and he’s one of the sneaky-best deep threats in the league. Play the players that have the juice. Robby Anderson has all of the juice.
  • Matt Forte is who we thought he was.
  • Crabtree has gotten his chain snatched by Aqib Talib twice in this calendar year. He owns his soul forever now. Even though the Broncos played without their best two corners, Amari Cooper only managed 1 catch for 9 yards and a touchdown.
  • Blake Bortles will be starting for the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 1 in 2018 and there isn’t a damn thing that we can do about it.
  • Blaine Gabbert likes Ricky Seals-Jones, I still have no clue who he is, maybe I’ll look into it.
  • Alvin Kamara can not be stopped. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.
  • Neither can Todd Gurley, even when he doesn’t find the end zone, he piles up yards.
  • All Sammy Watkins has ever needed is to not play with Robert Woods. 9 targets Sunday.
  • Cooper Kupp is also very valuable while Robert Woods is sidelined.
  • Big Ben really took advantage of this easy matchup. Ever since the 5 interception game, he’s been a force.
  • Keep playing Davante Adams, Brett Hundley loves him.
  • Martavis Bryant found the end zone. I’ll still never forgive him.

That wraps up the quick takes from Week 12. Let me know in the comment section what you thought of this format, if you all liked this, we could change it up for the rest of the season.

  1. Imp says:
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    Good wrap up. Thanks.
    Up 3 points in PPR with opponent having Miller and me having Tucker and either Woody or Collins to play. Would you try Collins floor or Woody ceiling in this scenario?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Imp: I think Woodhead in PPR is a good play actually

  2. William Hung says:
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    Did Cooper play more than 1/2 the game before he got his bell rung – if he only played into the 2Q, that might be why he only had that 1 TD catch? He got knocked out at some point during yesterday’s game and should be in the concussion protocol all week.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @William Hung: saw that, also hurt his ankle. I thought his catch was in the 2nd quarter so I know he got some reps. I saw that he hurt his ankle too so it’s going to be tough for him to get back on the field this week

      • MB

        Unbreakable_MB says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: didn’t mean to say hurt his ankle twice lol

  3. brian says:
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    1/4 PPR – can’t believe it’s come to this but kareem hunt or perine wk 13?

    can you rank these qbs for wk 13? carr, tyrod, eli, mccown.

    thanks.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @brian: Perine for me. I know, times are tough in KC

      McCown, Carr, Tyrod, Eli

  4. Zach

    Zach says:
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    This is quite possibly the best article Razzball has ever and will ever publish. Those takes were not only hot, but also factually correct. And I’m the president of Team #CorrectTakes

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Zach: thank you so much, I’d like to thank my parents, my wife, everyone who’s stood by me through this season so I could build up the confidence to fire off these extremely sizzling takes just before playoff szn.

  5. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    anybody remember just when that KC OL got injured, as hunt isn’t this bad, there’s just guys str up his ass in the backfield on about every play (wasn’t the case through week 7 or so)

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: something’s up with watkins this year, he never had ANY issues playing alongside woods when he was healthy in any other season.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: good point, I’ve noticed that the play calling has went to shit too. He started slipping right around when Smith did too

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: walrus has been a c$*& with his RB and play calling for years now. it didn’t matter back when the line blocked though, smith and hunt (smith obv in a strange manner) rocking for first half of season thus far.

  6. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    guessing you have them ranked from this class: cook/mixon/kamara/hunt at this time?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: Fournette/Mixon/Kamara/Cook/Hunt

      Cook could easily move back up past Mixon but I’d like to see how he heals from his unfortunate injury. Can’t be easy for running backs. AP was a miracle. Kamara could be better too. I think Mixon has it all. If Cincinnati corrects the OL in the next couple of years, he’s going to have some seasons

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: forgot about fournette there, yeah

  7. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    last week we were talking about how rare it is to see 2 RB’s be consistently this good for fantasy. well, EVEN though they didn’t break out till AP was shipped out to the glue factory in the desert oct 10th (so ingram/kamara have now had 7 weeks alone in total) these 2 are the FIRST RB tandem through 11 games of ANY team EVER to have at least 1000 yards each AND at least 11 TD’s (i’m guessing that 11 TD’s means together not separately).

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: that’s crazy. It’s been really fun to watch

  8. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    HAHAHAHAA, the non-gruden announcer finally figured out what everybody else has known for years, “wow, it sure looks like that one playoff flacco just caught lightning in a bottle, as he wasn’t that good before or since”. great newsmaker that guy. 5 years or so late to the game but finally got it.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: collins pulled the ole techmo super bowl “let’s run into the back of our blocker and hope the momentum knocks down the defender” on that long gain.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: Flacco is a completely different player in the playoffs, it’s weird

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: well mostly only that one year. he’s kinda like jon quick in hockey, never really had any kind of stats to indicate he’s even above average at all in any year (except wins in quick’s case, but that’s a team stat, like wins in baseball) EXCEPT for once in the playoffs he posted one of the best playoffs ever by a player at his position (quick nearly was perfect in one of LA’s cup runs). difference is the fantasy owners are generally the ones tricked into overvaluing him (quick) rather than the team that got rooked into an awful contract (flacco). flacco was at least ok in other playoff years too (so was quick).

  9. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    love how the announcers talk up the garbage QB’s we’re watching, some nugents:

    1. “flacco is an awesome deep ball thrower” (about 2 seconds before flacco throws into nonwhere land deep, then just later yards over a guy’s head who was open). i guess if he means he can physically throw the ball far he’s right, now about that part of throwing for completed catches that are thrown far, well…

    2. “savage can save HOU’s season tonight”(he can’t really), about 2 seconds before HOU gets savaged by the guy of that name throwing about 5 yards forward directly into 2 defenders, it’s picked of course and the only real chance it wouldn’t have been picked would’ve been if the guy getting the picked knocked himself out running into his own teammate (almost happened)

  10. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    20 team PPR. gotta hope i can get him, but drop which of these first for a.wilson KC? wright (CHI) or moncreif. crabtree looking like he’ll miss a game. have crabtree/hill/parker/moncreif/wright have to start 3.

    2. if i don’t get a.wilson which of these is 2nd best: king NYG, mcbride (back to getting targets this past week), t.taylor SF.

    3. guessing my waiver order should go: drop wright or moncrief for a.wilson, 2nd drop forte (also have marshall WAS as weakest RB’s) for m.davis, 3rd drop watson for RSJ (have ertz to start), 4th drop wright or moncreif (IF i didn’t get a.wilson) for best of the WR in #2.

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: throw s.roberts in there as well, in fact he should probably be the top guy out of these for next week (and hopefully i ONLY need one for next week)

  11. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    yeah, s.roberts should be one of the biggest adds this week IF you need a WR for ONLY this week. actually if cooper is out longer for deep leagues it’ll be a good add anyway.

  12. Jake says:
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    MB..You have been solid this year in providing trustworthy advice so much thanks to you for keeping it real. I dont really have any questions I am already locked into a bye week in 3 leagues setting at 10-2 with different rosters and looking strong for the playoffs just wanted to show my appreciation with a thank you..

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Jake: wow, that’s great. Good luck to you and thank you for the very nice words.

  13. friar says:
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    Great wrap up, MB. Thanks!

    In my 10-team 0.5 ppr league, I’ve somehow lucked into a positively stacked roster. I just clinched the #1 seed with an (admittedly flukey) 180-point performance, so I’m now looking at a meaningless Week 13 before the playoffs start in Week 14, and I’m coming to you for a few pieces of advice on how to tweak my roster. Thanks in advance!

    In a 10-team league, there are a lot of good players on waivers, but looking at my roster, I think the only pickups worthy of dropping someone would be (a) upgrading my QB and/or (b) taking a really high upside player who might break into my lineup.

    Here’s my team (start QB, 2RB, 2WR. TE, RB/WR flex):
    QB: Carr
    RB: Ingram, Kamara, Jamaal Williams, Abdullah, Elliott (susp)
    WR: Allen, Adams, Marvin, JuJu, Shepard
    TE: Gronk, Engram

    For QB, Rodgers, Keenum, and Tyrod are all available, giving me a few options:
    1) I can continue to ride with one QB ROS. In that scenario, how would you rank Carr, Keenum, and Taylor from Week 14 onward (since this coming week doesn’t really matter to me)?
    2) I can drop someone (Abdullah?) and pick up Rodgers, hoping he provides a boost starting in Week 15.
    3) I can drop someone (still Abdullah) to get a second healthy QB, and play matchups between the two each week.
    What would you recommend?

    Second, Josh Gordon is available and, while I don’t have super high expectations for him, he definitely has upside that could potentially make it into my starting lineup. Is he worth dropping someone for? If so, who?

    Finally, the waiver wire also includes names like Forte, Booker, Doctson, and Kupp, but my feeling is that none of them are really an upgrade on my current roster. Would you agree?

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