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We’re in this together!

I know, I’m asking a lot of you. After capping off the day of football with the Sunday Night Game, it soon dawned upon me how scary it is that this division will, at some point in time, produce, at the very most, one playoff team. It’s a scary thought, especially since it was manifested watching a Saints secondary that I should buy to use as a spaghetti strainer. Anything that allows the Cowboys to have consecutive competent drives is something this world isn’t ready for. And it wasn’t just this one game either. You had the Falcons collapse against a Vikings team that has lost it’s best player in Adrian Peterson, is starting a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, and still believes Christian Ponder deserves a roster spot in the NFL. Ugh. And then you have the Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who, we don’t need to spend too much time on. Because Bucs are gonna Buc, amiright? And last, but certainly not least, (because, in a stunning turn of events, they are currently occupying first place in this travesty of a division), the Carolina Panthers. Who, apparently, didn’t take Steve Smith’s death threats seriously and proceeded to get maimed in Baltimore. Which is actually pretty common, now that I think of it. And yes, just to state for the record, their secondary collected a game check this week. That is all.

 

Packers – 38, Bears – 17

Aaron Rodgers – 22/28, 302 YDS, 4 TD and 1 CAR, 8 YDS. “Aaron Rodgers likes to play from behind.” Dear Lord, Fox.

Eddie Lacy – 17 CAR, 48 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 11 YDS. Eddie Lacy TD Alert! Hopefully now that he has a taste for blood, he’ll be unstoppable. Or something like that. He’s still getting a bulk of his yards after contact, which is a good sign, but Mike McCarthy is still a sh*tty playcaller, so that’s a bad sign. I’m still not too worried, but ask me again in a couple of weeks.

Randall Cobb – 7 REC, 113 YDS, 2 TD. Randall Cobb is proficient at the game of football.

Jordy Nelson – 10 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD. What did the commentators exactly mean when they said: “Rodgers and Nelson know each other inside and out.”? Hmmmm. There’s gotta be a better way to say that so the first thing that comes to mind isn’t penises.

Jay Cutler – 22/34, 256 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT and 3 CAR, 29 YDS. Cutler Eli-ed the hell out of that game.

Matt Forte – 23 CAR, 122 YDS and 5 REC, 49 YDS. Believe it or not, Forte could have had an even better day if Cutler didn’t do the wrong side of his Jekyll/Hyde routine. He’s now on pace for 260 CAR, 1,032 YDS and 96 REC, 776 YDS… with zero total touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett – 9 REC, 134 YDS. Continues to try and make this the year of Martellus. I believe there was a previous one during Roman times. Or maybe I’m just thinking of something from the movie Gladiator. Nope, I’m just making it all up.

Alshon Jeffery – 4 REC, 39 YDS, 1 TD. See Forte, Matt.

Brandon Marshall – 2 REC, 19 YDS, 1 TD. It didn’t look like his ankle was a major issue, despite missing practice for the entire week, but we should monitor how this week plays out with his status, as I’m unconvinced the Packers coverage could do this by themselves.

 

Bills – 17, Texans – 23

Arian Foster – 8 CAR, 6 YDS and 7 REC, 55 YDS. I think the Texas legislature banned all offensive football in Houston.

Andre Johnson – 6 REC, 71 YDS. Had an ankle injury that briefly sidelined him. He did come back into the game, but also mentioned that he heard a “pop”. The only time I ever want to hear a pop is if I’m eating Rice Krispies cereal, so consider my concern set to medium-rare.

C.J. Spiller – 15 CAR, 60 YDS and 3 REC, 24 YDS. I can’t figure out if he’s been more effective or less effective than Fred Jackson (7 CAR, 33 YDS and 6 REC, 52 YDS), but only because they are so good at seesawing thier production. From what I can tell, Spiller is getting a majority of the early-down work with Jackson getting a lot of goal line carries? Or do I have that backwards? Maybe it’s Jackson that’s been getting a bulk of the carries and Spiller is the change-of-pace guy? Or wait… ah f*ck it. They’re going against the Lions next week, so just forget they ever existed. Both of them.

Sammy Watkins – 4 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD. He did get nine targets, but also had three drops. Rookie wide receiver gonna rookie.

 

Titans – 17, Colts – 41

Andrew Luck – 29/41, 393 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. That look on Luck’s face all game yesterday was basically like: “Yeah, I can’t believe their defense is this sh*tty either…”

Trent Richardson – 20 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD and 4 REC, 52 YDS. ALERT, ALERT. NOW HAS OVER 2.0 YPC! NOW HAS OVER 2.0 YPC! With, um, 2.4 YPC… so yeah. That’s an… improvement, I guess?

Ahmad Bradshaw – 9 CAR, 32 YDS and 2 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD. My chosen one (you shut your mouth about Ryan Mathews) had a walking boot on after the game. Seeing as how he’s had feet and ankle issues in the past, I’m pretty sure it’s actually the charger for his synthetic legs.

Reggie Wayne – 7 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD. Is now on pace for a 1,000 YDS season with 92 catches. Not bad for being a zombie.

Bishop Sankey – 6 CAR, 34 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 23 YDS. Why doesn’t Bishop Sankey do the Stanky Legg when he scores? This is a real question.

Delanie Walker – 5 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD. Seems to be the only good thing on a team that continues to confuse themselves as Chick-fil-A employees. You know, because they both don’t show up on Sunday? Swiiiiish, nothing but net.

Kendall Wright – 5 REC, 55 YDS. Pictured, Kendall Wright’s 2014 Season:

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Panthers – 10, Ravens – 38

Joe Flacco – 22/31, 327 YDS, 3 TD. Who the hell is this Joe Flacco? This is not the normal Joe Flacco. The announcers even described Flacco and Baltimore’s offense as “high powered”. It’s like they don’t even watch football.

Benard Pierce – Was a late scratch yesterday as a “precautionary measure”. The thigh injury has been changed to a quad injury, which doesn’t sound like an upgrade or a downgrade, but it’s telling that the Ravens were comfortable featuring Justin Forsett (14 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD and 3 REC, 31 YDS) as the feature back with Lorenzo Taliaferro (15 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD) getting plenty of garbage-time production. I think he’s now droppable in most common formats.

Steve Smith – 7 REC, 139 YDS, 2 TD. Steve Smith’s 2014 baby-punchin’ revenge tour has begun folks. Hide yo women, hide yo babies, HIDE EVERYTHING.

Cam Newton – 14/25, 197 YDS, 1 TD and 2 CAR, 7 YDS. PSA: RIVERBOAT TAKING ON WATER. RIVERBOAT TAKING ON WATER. PROCEED TO ALL LIFEBOATS.

Kelvin Benjamin – 5 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD. I liked what I saw in a game that didn’t have many Panthers highlights, and I’m buying here. But only because he’s the only thing the Panthers can sell at this point.

 

Lions – 24, Jets – 17

Matthew Stafford – 24/34, 293 YDS, 2 TD and 6 CAR, 8 YDS. Started the game pretty sharp, but there were times where he looked a bit lost. I still don’t understand the hard appeal, especially since Calvin Johnson does go MIA here and there. Everyone said top-5 QB this season, but his 20 TD / 12 INT pace say differently. Early still, but Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler, and Tony Romo all went for a big discount in comparison. And with me, Philip Rivers does have that hard appeal. It’s because he gives me a boner.

Joique Bell – 8 CAR, 32 YDS and 2 REC, 7 YDS. The Jets run defense is so good, running backs now get concussed when facing them. Bell left in the third quarter and did not return…. so with Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring) suffering their own ailments, Reggie Bush (12 CAR, 46 YDS and 4 REC, 19 YDS) will be the primary back against the Bills next week. Which means that’s when he’ll pull his annual hamstring.

Chris Ivory – 17 CAR, 84 YDS and 2 REC, 16 YDS. He had 9 CAR and 51 YDS on the first drive and then pulled a vanishing act that made Houdini weep tears of envy. He remains a fringe RB2-flexish type of thing, which sounds made up, but is totally not. Maybe.

Chris Johnson – 6 CAR, 44 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 17 YDS. Chris Johnson did something? Quick Reminder: Chris Johnson is the ultimate fantasy troll. Never forget.

Eric Decker – 4 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD. Eric Decker left Peyton Manning for Geno Smith. That’s like leaving Jessica Biel for uh, well, whatever the opposite of Jessica Biel is. Your mom I guess.

 

Buccaneers – 27, Steelers – 24

Mike Glennon – 21/42, 302 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT. Any giraffe sprints spotted yet from Glennon?

Giraffes

Doug Martin – 14 CAR, 40 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 16 YDS. I was interested to see if Martin was going to get the majority of carries, which was being reported, and it appears my interest was satisfied. SO CONSIDER MYSELF SATISFIED.

Mike Evans – 4 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD. “C’mon on, Evans! Catch more of the damn ball! Don’t give me this ‘ole!’ bullsh*t!”

Vincent Jackson – 3 REC, 32 YDS, 1 TD.  At least VJ got a TD… which I guess is better than TJ getting a VD.

Ben Roethlisberger – 29/40, 314 YDS, 3 TD and 2 CAR, 4 YDS. Sadly, if Big Ben wants something to happen, it’s going to happen. Except maybe winning this game. In other things, yes, winning this game? No actually meant no.

Antonio Brown – 7 REC, 131 YDS, 2 TD. BREAKING: Continues to look good at the game of football.

Heath Miller – 10 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD. James Harrison was fined for this.

 

Dolphins – 38, Raiders – 14

Lamar Miller – 12 CAR, 64 YDS, 2 TD, 1 FUM and 2 REC, 3 YDS. As stated in yesterday’s Early Games post, it appears that Knowshon Moreno is aiming to return in Week 6. And though Miller has been doing a pretty good job, the fumbles are still an issue, and the team is not shy about wanting Moreno to be the primary back. I’d say both are holds right now, but something is going to break the camels back… which sounds really mean. What do you have against camels?

Brian Hartline – 6 REC, 74 YDS. Deceptively fast, yet not deceptively white.

Maurice Jones-Drew – 2 CAR, 1 YDS and 2 REC, 2 YDS. We’ve switched Maurice Jones-Drew with Toby Gerhart, let’s see if anyone notices.

Andre Holmes – 5 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD. “GOOOOOAL! Holmes.” What? I couldn’t think of a Sherlock Holmes joke, so we went soccer. This is what London football does to us. Always remember.

 

Jaguars – 14, Chargers – 33

Philip Rivers – 29/39, 377 YDS, 3 TD and 1 CAR, 0 YDS. The Jaguars? A Rivers ran through it. (AHthankyou.)

Donald Brown – 10 CAR, 19 YDS and 4 REC, 35 YDS. While the Jaguars front four aren’t necessarily bad, this was the game everyone expected Donald Brown to produce… something in. Even if you didn’t expect gaudy totals against a team that’s been giving up 89 points a game, the volume alone was enough to think about in your RB2 spot… not so much anymore. It’s no secret that the Chargers prefer Brown strictly as a situational third-down back, and with Mathews possibly returning in a few weeks, Brown is now imminently droppable with the Jets coming up. I’d argue (I did actually) that he was never pickable, but I’m not even sure that’s a word.

Keenan Allen – 10 REC, 135 YDS. Keenan Allen says: “F*ck you Jobu, I do it myself.”

Eddie Royal – 5 REC, 105 YDS, 2 TD. See? What did I tell ya? It pays off to be a homer 100% of the time when it works 50% percent of the time all of the time, except the times when you’re not Ryan Mathews. Which comes out to be 67.1% of the time. I think. I have no idea what math is.

Blake Bortles – 29/37, 253 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 5 CAR, 24 YDS. The Bortles Dynasty has begun, and it look fairly competent in the first half. He’s accurate, mobile, and makes good decisions… except when he doesn’t. I could see some matchup appeal here, but as with other rookie QB’s, the risk of sh*tting the bed is always there, so use him accordingly.

Toby Gerhart – 10 CAR, 32 YDS, 1 TD. “Needed half a yard and didn’t get it.” Gerhart’s season in a nutshell

Clay Harbor – 8 REC, 69 YDS. Who?

Cecil Shorts  – 2 REC, 20 YDS. Left the game early with a left hamstring injury, but none of this is surprising. His entire career has been an aggravated hamstring injury.

 

Falcons – 28, Vikings – 41

Teddy Bridgewater – 19/30, 317 YDS and 5 CAR, 27 YDS, 1 TD. Imagine how good Cassel must have been to hold this guy off.

Christian Ponder – 1 CAR, 1 YDS. Ponder Time. This is why you watch RedZone all seven hours.

Matt Asiata – 20 CAR, 78 YDS, 3 TD and 3 REC, 22 YDS. Never start a land war in Asiata. That’s the lesson here.

Jerick McKinnon – 18 CAR, 135 YDS and 1 REC, 17 YDS. Great game not Cordarrelle Patterson! Interesting that he was such a major part of the offense at the same time Asiata went Asiata all over the Falcons. Asiata still looks to get most, if not all the goal line duties, and a good portion of the grunt work, but McKinnon is establishing himself as a possible RB2, as there were moments where he looked downright dominating. He’s probably a must-add if still available, and I have to be honest here, I might have been late to the party.

Cordarrelle Patterson – 2 REC, 38 YDS. I didn’t really notice it, but he’s now done zilch since Week 1 against the Rams. The next Torrey Smith? I doubt it, but I wouldn’t put it past the Vikings

Matt Ryan – 25/41, 298 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT and 2 CAR, 2 YDS. Despite the underwhelming game (which he’s prone to do outside the Georgia Dome), he’s still on pace for over 5,000 YDS and 40 TDs. Yeah, the Tampa Bay game helped, but these are still gaudy totals we’re looking at here.

Antone Smith – 4 CAR, 62 YDS, 1 TD. Still not on the radar, but looks to be a pretty good change-of-pace back that’s trolling all the Devonta Freeman owners out there.

 

Eagles – 21, 49ers – 26

Colin Kaepernick – 17/30, 218 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 7 CAR, 58 YDS. His numbers were good, but deceiving, as he looked really lost at times. But he was still able to make plays with his legs and did just enough to win. I’m pretty sure I just discovered the perfect description for him.

Frank Gore – 24 CAR, 119 YDS and 1 REC, 55 YDS, 1 TD. He died a while ago. You’re lying box score.

Stevie Johnson – 1 REC, 12 YDS, 1 TD. Did not blame God for that touchdown catch.

Vernon Davis – 2 REC, 8 YDS. RIP Vernon Davis’ spine. Took a scary hit during the game, but the X-rays came out negative, though he was suffering from back spasms post-game. Davis will be listed as questionable, and though they expect him to play in Week 5, I’d be prepared for the alternative.

Nick Foles – 21/43, 195 YDS, 2 INT and 1 CAR, 1 YDS. Just in time for you to use him as your bye-week fill-in, Foles put up the worst game in his carrier. Which doesn’t even seem horrible under that context. I’m not necessarily concerned with Foles himself, but the offensive line is in shambles. Luckily, they’ll have the Rams, an entire franchise in shambles, coming up next week, so look forward to the shamble battle. That’s mine, you can’t have it.

LeSean McCoy – 10 CAR, 17 YDS. Sooooo, that’s 29 carries and 39 yards in the past two games. This is somewhat concerning, as only one-of-the-three injured lineman (RT Lane Johnson) will be coming back soon, but let’s see what happens against the Rams. Maybe Chip Kelly can innovate a brand new line. Or something that can block for more than three seconds.

Jeremy Maclin – 5 REC, 68 YDS. Whenever Jeremy Maclin is open deep, I swear Nick Foles does the best Jake Delhomme impression out there.

Zach Ertz – 4 REC, 43 YDS. Well, that Ertz.

 

Saints – 17, Cowboys – 38

Tony Romo – 22/29, 262 YDS, 3 TD and 6 CAR, 20 YDS. This is how bad you are Saints defense. You allowed Tony Romo to have the longest run of his career. BRB, dying.

DeMarco Murray – 24 CAR, 149 YDS, 2 TD and 1 REC, 6 YDS. If you had to face him last night in fantasy, my condolences to you and your family.

Terrance Williams – 6 REC, 77 YDS, 2 TD. Anyone but Dez seemed to be the strategy last night. This strategy sucks, just for the record.

Drew Brees – 32/44, 340 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 6 YDS. I’m pretty sure Breesus still has too much time left on the clock and will be driving down the field for a comeback any second now. Any second now…

Khiry Robinson – 8 CAR, 87 YDS and 2 REC, 18 YDS. I was high on Pierre Thomas (2 CAR, 8 YDS and 2 REC, 15 YDS) this season, but I guess I forgot the Saints have 432 running backs. Sigh.

Travaris Cadet – 1 CAR, 1 YDS and 6 REC, 59 YDS, 1 FUM.  At this rate Cadet will never graduate to become an officer.

Jimmy Graham – 8 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD. I once knew a basketball player who had the same name. WEIRD.

 

  1. Tarman Got Him says:
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    6 leagues – 2 weeks in a row 6-0.

    I lied, I may lose in one tomorrow but it’s fine.

    Thanks for the help. To this point my draft techniques look better than I though. Week 1 and 2 were bogus. Things are settling in.

    And please stop saying Murray’s gonna get injured haha.

    4-0 in 2 leagues and doing well in the rest. Not to mention I’m at 150PTS in one league.

    Anyhow, is Newton droppable?

    Do you still like Foles?

    Drop Vernon (I snagged Walker)

    Thanks!!

    • Brian says:
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      Having Walker. . . u can drop Davis if u want. If Cam & Foles are ur 2 qbs keep em both. Foles 0line is banged up. They’ll get better. & Cam is a top qb with only Olsen & Benjamin & no run game. If u dropped either they’d be picked of the waiver by ur opponents immediately.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I stopped this week, if that’s any consolation! Hah. I’m not sure Newton is droppable, but he could be in a few weeks. I still like Foles, and I like Walker there.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Jay: Thanks guys. Not dropping Foles or Cam. I own Luck and Ryan and Foles on most my leagues, but where I drafted Foles I drafted Rivers JIC. But i still think Files is the real deal

        If Cam is really injured, they should sit him til he is healthy.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Tarman Got Him: I agree. I haven’t heard any updates, and he looked real good in week 2, so I’m willing to buy in for a little bit longer.

  2. Khen says:
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    Got offered Andre Johnson for my Michael Floyd in a standard league, I don’t like the sound of “pops” so leaning towards not taking it what do you think?

    • Brian says:
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      Keep Floyd!

    • 6 Fingers Johnson says:
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      @Khen: I’d prefer Floyd by a wide margin.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Khen: Yeah, I’d hold. They say everything is fine, but I still like Floyd a bit more.

  3. Nimrod says:
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    Jay, I’m in a 12 team PPR league with the super flex. My RB are L.Bell, A. Morris, R. Mathews and J. Hill. We can only make one FA claim a week. I want another RB for depth. My choices are: K. Moreno, S. McKinnon, B. Sankey or L. Taliaferro. I plan on dropping TE Clay for one of these guys. What order of preference would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

    • Brian says:
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      If its a keeper league I’d take Sankey. If its a redraft Moreno or McKinnon. & I’d also Never have Mathews on any of my teams. He’s a Softy! He can’t go 2 games without getn hurt!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nimrod: I’d go McKinnon right now.

  4. Perfect picture to sum up that division. I, looking back, greatly regret starting the Falcons D. The fool I was to stream against a team with a Rookie QB and missing the greatest RB of the last decade! Negative 10 points later…

    Ah well. At least Matty Ice and Julio make my team feel a bit better sometimes.

    But seriously, who makes it out of that division alive? I guess the Falcons? Accidentally?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @It’s a Falcon!: Falcons probably… but their defense is sooo bad. The Panthers still have a chance, but I have no idea what’s going on with them either. Saints just look bad everywhere, and the Bucs look like the Bucs. Yeah, Falcons by default I suppose.

  5. John Rubino says:
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    “Stevie Johnson – 1 REC, 12 YDS, 1 TD. Did not blame God for that touchdown catch.”

    I’m so glad someone else remembers that. Best “George Carlin bit that actually happened” ever!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @John Rubino: Oh, I’ll never forget his line on that. It was so dramatic at the time. Not to mention it would have been a fantastic win over the Patriots. (IIRC)

  6. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Jay,
    16 Team standard league,R.Wayne+Bush for Martin+Boldin or Kearse.
    What do you think about it?
    I’m quite deep at WR position and i really intrigued for Martin-Murray couple

    Brandon Marshall (Chi – WR)
    DeMarco Murray (Dal – RB)
    Michael Floyd (Ari – WR)
    Reggie Bush (Det – RB)
    Nick Foles (Phi – QB)
    Greg Olsen (Car – TE)
    Reggie Wayne (Ind – WR)
    Bernard Pierce (Bal – RB)
    Cincinnati (Cin – DEF)
    Greg Jennings (Min – WR)
    James Jones (Oak – WR)
    B. Rainey TB – RB
    K. Davis KC – RB
    A. Henery Det – K

    • Ciwa says:
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      @Ciwa: Naturally,this is my team.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ciwa: It’s a fun combo, but that decimates your WR depth, that I’m not sold on. I’d hold.

  7. Matt says:
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    So uhhhhh seriously what the hell happened to Pierre Thomas last night???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matt: I think he’s not who we thought he was. I’m moving on.

  8. Allan says:
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    Jay I’ve got stafford and cutler. Should I try to trade cutler and what should I be looking to get back for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: A good TE maybe? A depth piece. Try to target a QB starved team, like someone who had RG3 and picked up Cousins, or someone who bought low on Locker, or that has Palmer.

  9. Bye Felicia says:
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    Who’s better than Demarco?
    Answer -Nobody
    What can.Brown & Murray do for you?
    Start every league you drafted them in 4-0

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Yes, with Murray, it’s just about health. I had him ranked high, but I also had Mathews ranked high, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Welcome to fantasy football, ya know?

  10. Zandy says:
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    Looking over box scores and wanted to recap with you…
    Standard League
    1. Drop Kendall Wright for Royal or Robinson? Other WR’s are Andre J and Wallace, usually start 2 and use flex on RB but Wallace is on Bye. Another way to ask the Q, is it worth dropping Wright for a streamer this week? Rather drop Pierre?
    2. After seeing Doug Martin’s performance 14 carries for 40yrds and a TD, Rainey still seeing snaps although not many touches. What’s your outlook on Doug ROS? Sell quickly at a discount before it gets worse or hold? Other RBs: Stacy, TWest, Pierre, Khiry, Ingram, AP, McKinnon, Rainey

    0.5 PPR League
    1. Drop either/both Pierre or Pierce for*Crowell, Rainey,Andre Williams, JStew, Todman, Oliver
    Other RBs are Rashad, Joique, Bradshaw – so looking for upside
    2. After losing Pitta and being in a league where randomly everyone is carrying 2-3 TEs… My choices are Dwayne Allen, ASJ and Ebron. Been using Dwayne but wanted to check in on your outlook. ASJ played 71 of 71 snaps which is intriguing

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Drop Pierre first. The Saints appear uninterested in him at this point. I loved Royal since Woodhead went down, and felt vindicated yesterday. Rainey looked terrible in the 4 carries he had… I’d buy in on Martin, but still feel a bit nervous. You have the depth there, so I’d hold.

      I’d drop Pierre for Williams there. Pierce for Stew is fine too. Still go Allen, but I’m been noticing ASJ getting a bit more to play with. If you want to go upside here, I think going ASJ is fine too.

  11. ashtray says:
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    Is Pierre Thomas droppable in a 12 teamer? They kept feeding Robinson the ball despite the fact he was doing nothing with it. They’ve got to have something against Thomas, right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ashtray: Yeah, I’m done with him at this point.

  12. betterthings2do says:
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    I think you’re confusing Jacksonville for the Bucs in the NFC South…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @betterthings2do: I think I am too! I fixed it, but honestly, when drinking, things like confusing the Jags with the Bucs seems like a natural occurrence.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Jay: both terrible, both in FLA, not hard to do.

  13. Pager24 says:
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    due to the injuries i got a lot of choices on waivers this week. Who would be you favorite stash ROS

    R Mathews
    J Mckinnon
    K Moreno
    J Hill

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pager24: Mathews, but you knew that already. (Moreno if you don’t want to homer with me.)

  14. GrammerPopo says:
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    Since when are the Jags in the NFC South?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @GrammerPopo: Hey buddy, that’s not a Grammar issue, so it’s out of your jurisdiction. It’s been fixed, I somehow metamorphosized their derp and confused which terrible teams I was talking about.

  15. Nick says:
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    For steaming defense in week 5, I currently have SD. Do you drop for;

    Denver (v. Arizona)
    NO (v. TB)
    NYG (v. Atl)
    Philly (v. STL)
    Detroit (v. Buf)
    Colts (v. Baltimore)

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I like that Detroit matchup right now, but I think the Chargers can do well against the Jets. I’m leaning Lions, but check back in on Thursday for my rankings.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Hey Jay, I forgot to mention the GB defense who might face Ponder!! That better than Detroit against Buff or Chargers against NYJ??

  16. Nick says:
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    Also @ Kicker, do you go Blair Walsh, Crosby, Hauschka, Bullock, Sturgis or Dawson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Dawson right now I believe.

  17. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay.. So I have Antonio Brown, Maclin & Cruz in my PPR 3 receiver league and my only backups are Miles Austin and Kerley. I’m bout to drop Kerley though.. My Rb’s are Murray, Bush, Fred Jackson, Blue and Mathews which is coming back before all my Rb bye weeks. I need a good backup WR bad for Bye weeks and/or injuries.. Someone offered me Anquan Boldin for Blue. Should I jump on that??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Yeah, I would do that trade.

  18. Brian says:
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    LMFAO That Glennon comparison is funny as can be nice…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: I have no idea how a neck can get that tall.

  19. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Who’s better ROS in a PPR – Golden Tate or Brandin Cooks?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PooPoo Platter: Has to be Tate right now, but Cooks could overtake ROS.

  20. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppr league. I’m just paranoid that murray will eventually get hurt. I’m thinking of dealin Murray and Benjamin for Megatron and Rashad Jennings. Is this a trade worth considering or do I stay put?

    This is my btw if it makes any difference

    Qb Matthew Stafford
    Wr Jordy Nelson
    Wr Michael Floyd
    Rb Lesean McCoy
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Te Julius Thomas
    Wr/rb/te cordarrelle patterson
    Bn golden tate
    Bn mike evans
    Bn fred jackson
    Bn kelvin benjamin
    Bn travis kelce
    Bn josh gordon
    Bb jeremy hill

    Def bengals

    K phil dawson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: I’m okay with it because I think the upgrade on Benjamin outweighs the downgrade to Ellington.

  21. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking to pick up any of the following guys:

    McKinnon
    Moreno
    Sankey

    I need to drop any of the following guys:

    Asiata
    J.Bell
    Gates (have Graham as my primary TE, so he’s just a BYE week fill-in)

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    I was all prepared to dump Asiata for Moreno, but then he went and did the 3 TD thing. Then I also saw McKinnon looking all RB2 out there, and got me worried about Asiata again. But damn, I don’t know who to drop, and I feel like Moreno needs to be on my squad.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, I would drop Gates for Moreno, and Asiata for McKinnon. It’s tough, and he’ll get his touchdowns, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see McKinnon take that primary role the next few weeks. Have you tried trading Asiata? To the AP owner perhaps?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: I tired during the week last week to a couple of guys who had BYE week issues. But no one was biting. I’m thinking I may offer him up this week with a WR package and see if I can get a monster return and then pickup McKinnon. I’m going with the Gates drop, for sure.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah, totally with you here.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: and you don’t think the concussed Bell would be a drop? He hasn’t played that well, honestly, and now he’s got a jacked up noggin.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: I still like the potential there. If he’s out for an extended period, let’s reconsider, but I’d like to wait a bit longer here.

  22. DHurm12 says:
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    Hey Jay,
    Have you had a chance to look at the streaming Defense options for week 5?
    CLE, NO, GB? Any other sneaky plays?
    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DHurm12: I like CLE against the Titans there.

  23. Cs says:
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    HI! Would you give up Ellington for LeSean McCoy?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cs: I would, yes, but McCoy may not have a fun time until that line improves, which could be a few weeks.

      • Cs says:
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        @Jay: Thanks. I think I can live with that.

  24. Fish & Friends says:
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    1/2pt ppr: Give up Megatron and Donald Brown to get Le’veon and Edelman?

    14 team re draft league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fish & Friends: It makes sense, but it depends on your team. If you need that RB, its a good trade.

  25. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Early in the game, Jimmy Graham kicked the ball after an incompletion. I was waiting for Cris Collinsworth to say “Did you know Jimmy Graham played soccer when he was in elementary school? What an athlete!”

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JashFath: Saying that in my head with CC’s voice makes it seem even realer.

  26. Kendrick Lamar says:
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    Two trades:

    Give: brady and calvin
    Get: dez and Foles
    Dual QB, ppr. My other QB is Stafford

    Give:
    Donnell
    Get: de andre Hopkins
    My TE would be Ertz

  27. Clint says:
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    I’m sitting fairly pretty at QB1/QB2 with A-Rod/Romo but I’m not sure what to do with Cam at QB3. Somebody just dropped Andy Dalton to muck up things too. Here’s my offense:

    QB: A-Rod
    RB: Bell
    WR: Megatron
    WR: Cobb
    QB/RB/WR/TE: Romo
    RB/WR/TE: Ball
    Bench: Spiller, Vereen, Garcon, Hawkins, Wright

    Should I drop Wright or Cam himself for Dalton? Should I try to package Cam & somebody for another position and try to claim Dalton on the wire? I should be fairly high in waivers since I had a bye this week & everyone else played.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:

      Eyeballing a Cam/Spiller for Big Ben/McCoy offer for starters depending on what you think.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Clint: I like this buy low for you here, try that and if you’d like (since you do often), update me on this. I’m hesitant on the Cam for Dalton swap, but it’s closer than I originally thought.

        • Clint says:
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          @Jay:

          Just giving you credit where it’s due, Jay. Your advice has been stellar. I’ll see if the guy bites.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Clint: Thanks! I’ve had plenty of misses, but I hope I’ve done some good!

  28. steve says:
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    keep this real quiet, but im interested in using some FAAB to get McKinnon. shhhh. I play in a 14 team keeper league, ppr, with 3 rbs (qb,4wrs,idp etc) and one super flex. my backs are decent compared to everyone else: Sproles, DonBrown, DougMartin and DevFreeman. What amount of FAAb bid would you think might get me McKinnon, small enough to make him keepable (his Faab becomes his value for 2015)? remember, keep this between you and me.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @steve: I’ll try not to shout it out. If you’re going for keeper value, what’s the cap at? What are some of the values. If, say, McCoy is a keeper at 54, then I’d want McKinnon at no more than 25. In fact, I might go 19, if that helps with context.

  29. Ron says:
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    I know this is only one week on the schedule but I have Rodgers, Megatron, Charles, Crabtree and Cruz but I can’t get 3 out of 5 to all have good games to save my life! I could be undefeated if just 3 of these guys played up to their potential on the same week.

    Should I start to look at shopping any of them?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I might shop Crabtree after a good week to try and plug some holes, but the rest, you pretty much have to hold and hope. It’s certainly not your fault, that’s for sure.

  30. Ron says:
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    I’m only required to start 1 RB in a .5PPR league.

    RB: Charles, Stacy, Miller, Hyde, West

    1) Should I look to move West and /or Miller knowing Tate/Moreno coming back and things are going to get crowded again?

    2) Is this the time to trade away Charles?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yeah, I would try to shop them and see what’s out there, certainly.

      Not yet. If you’d like to, wait until he builds some value first. If he has a big game tonight, for instance, totally do it then. Then again, if he does look like his old self, you might want to hold as well.

  31. Zandy says:
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    Std league – Wheaton or Wright ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: At the beginning of the season, I would have laughed at this. Shows how much things can change. It’s even for me, and I’d have to slightly lean Wheaton at the moment because of quarterback play. Not that Big Ben is anything spectacular, but what a mess the Titans have right now.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: Haha agreed. In PPR i dont mind Wright but tough to want to own anything else there….

        in 0.5 PPR, I can’t remember but are you a fan of Gronk or staying away?

        • Zandy says:
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          @Jay: thinking of proposing Andre Johnson, Bradshaw, Lamar, Seattle for Lesean and Gronk
          my current TE is Allen and he also has Delanie

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Zandy: I don’t like Gronk, but that’s a good deal for you and a great buy low. I’d still do it.

  32. Nick says:
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    Any value in a 10-team non-ppr, for Crowell? I have Murray, R Jennings, Matthews, Hyde, K Davis, Ingram, Asiata & McKinnon, so I dont need another RB but maybe drop one for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Not yet, no.

  33. Zandy says:
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    sorry for all the questions today! I think we are ready for the first quarter ROS rankings haha
    In std league – would you send Stacy and Cameron for Lesean and Heath? Other TEs on Wire include ASJ and I already have Dwayne Allen from the bye

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: No problem, it’s what I’m here for. And those rankings will be up on Wednesday, so be sure to tune in. I’m fine with that trade as well, but I like Allen a tiny bit more than Miller.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: rather send Stacy or Doug ? I assume rather send Doug but figured id check

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Yeah, Doug.

  34. Ryno says:
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    Have a high waiver pick this week should I take McKinnon, denver d , or the dumpster dive Forsett. Leaning towards McKinnon but do you think he has more upside than Crowell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryno: Yes I do, and I’d go McKinnon.

  35. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay! Who do I keep at TE Deliane Walker or do I pickup Larry Donnell

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I still like Walker here, but it’s real close.

  36. Dom B says:
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    Who to keep Eric Decker or Kendall Wright

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Probably still Wright. Decker is having some hamstring issues, and they sometimes linger. Also, Geno Smith is not a good quarterback right now.

  37. Bob says:
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    Hey jay w/ week 4 basically wrapped up

    Looking ahead to the week 5 waiver wire rush who would be the add based on my team

    QB: Brady & I have Romo on the bench

    RB’s: gio bernard, ben Tate, ahmad Bradshaw, terrance west, jeremy hill, Gerhart & dmc
    – we start 2 RB’s plus have the option of 3 w/ the flex

    WR’s: demaryius thomas, Crabtree, Kelvin benjamin, cordarrelle patterson, wheaton, Andrew Hawkins & jordan Matthews
    – we start 3 wrs plus option of 4 w/ flex

    TE: Ertz

    Here’s the available players

    RB’s: jarick mckinon, antone smith, MJD, andre Williams & darrin reaves.

    WR’s: jarius wright, mike Williams, andre Holmes, steve Johnson, or jeremy ross.

    TE: Heath miller or Dwayne Allen.

    If it’s TE maybe it won’t be bad because week 7 is ertz’s bye & week 7 miller faces houston & Allen faces cincy.

    For the drop im leaning on cutting bait with DMC

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob: Yeah, cut DMC for Mckinnon. And your TE plan definitely sounds good.

  38. Beachgirl says:
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    Trying to decide if I should add McKinnon or a WR
    Other RB lacy, ellington, j bell , l miller, c ivory wr- have Calvin, a brown, a johnson and Wallace, Josh g
    R randle and quick available ? Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Beachgirl: Pretty stacked team… not sure anyone is droppable there. I might switch Miller with McKinnon seeing as how Moreno looks to be on track for a Week 6 return.

      • Beachgirl says:
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        @Jay: thanks my other option is adding a TE only have gronk so just waiting for the injury to happen- could try for Donnell? Or someone dropped miller

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Beachgirl: If Gronk goes Gronk, you should be okay streaming.

  39. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, I forgot to mention the GB defense who might face Ponder!! That better than Detroit against Buff or Chargers against NYJ??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Maybe. I’d like to see how that develops. EJ Manuel and Geno Smith create enough derp to keep it close.

  40. andy dalton says:
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    got sent lesean mccoy, emmanuel sanders and victor cruz for my calvin johnson and rashad jennings… standard league. dont take it right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @andy dalton: It’s fair, but I’d hold.

  41. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Drop Kendall Wright for -Quick, Hawkins, J. Brown, Lockette, Royal, T. Williams, Malcom Floyd, Wheaton or J. Matthews?

    2. Drop K. Davis, K. Robinson or A. Bradshaw for any or these RBs – Asiata, F. Jax, Forsett, Crowell/West, Gerhart, Sankey, McKinnon or (Mathews,Moreno,Ingram – All Out. My Other RBs are Lacy and Stacy.

    3. Should I pick up Donnell, Allen, Kelce or Daniels for my TE?

    4. Which WR should I Pick up? – Royal, Malcom Floyd, J. Brown Jennings, Matthews, Hawkins, Wheaton, Hunter, Bowe or Nicks?

    5. Drop Spiller, Sproles or Bradshaw for any of these RBS – Asiata, Ivory, K. Davis, F. Jax, Crowell/West, Helu, S. Jax, Hill, K. Robinson, Sankey, McKinnon or (Mathews.Moreno – Both Out). My other RBs are Lacy and Bell.

    10 Team Standard league Questions….Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: 1. Leaning Williams there. 2. If Charles looks okay tonight, Davis for McKinnon might be prudent. 3. Allen. 4. Royal, but I wouldn’t mind Wheaton here. 5. Sproles for McKinnon.

      No problem!

  42. Gio says:
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    Half point PPR. Hurting at TE, Ertz isn’t getting it done. Thoughts on giving up Ertz and Asiata (RB4 behind Lev Bell, Foster, Martin) for J. Thomas? Also, thoughts on Foster ROS, better than Ellington or Jennings?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gio: I love that trade for you. And no, I wouldn’t think so.

  43. Allan says:
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    Got offered Michael Floyd and Joique Bell for Cutler. Already have Stafford. Would drop Shonn Greene to make room and pick up Bridgewater, Tannehill, Flacco, Fitzpatrick or someone like that as a backup qb. What do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Yes, in a heartbeat.

  44. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    So first year doing football and I’m in first place, undefeated– but the toughest teams lie ahead. I think I’ve made some good trades/WW pickups to compensate for drafting AP in the first round….. Anything I should tweak? 10team, 2RB/2WR/1FLEX, .5pt PPR

    QB Luck, Roethelsberger
    RB Murray, Foster, Martin, Bradshaw, Asiata
    WR Bryant, Marshall, A Johnson, V Jackson, Harvin, Crabtree
    TE Kelce
    K Gostkowski
    D/ST Lions

    I’ve tried trading for TE, but no one with Graham, Thomas or Gronk will part with them…others seem not worth it.