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So, I’ll be honest… I’m not quite sure if what I saw last night was an okay game or a boring one. True, we are talking about a prime time game that featured a then 2-12 Titans team vs. their ultimate mirror universe nemesis, the also 2-12 Jaguars. Let’s just say if they figured out how to include both the Raiders and Buccaneers on the field at the same time (why isn’t this a thing?), I would have fainted. And while there was some subtle competency from Charile Whitehurst (perhaps trying to grab the attention of Washington) at the beginning of the game, driving 12 plays and 84 yards for a touchdown, the game kinda settled into a mix of “gee, this seems like a good time to try heroin” to “I was promised derp! Where is the derp?” So, in the end, there was a mildly entertaining game between two teams that kinda stink. Which, I guess seems fitting for the end of Thursday Night Football this year, in that, this was probably a top-5 game for them this season. Scary, I know. So… with a Jaguars win and a Titans loss, the resounding takeaway probably is: YOUR MOVE JETS.

 

Titans – 13, Jaguars – 21

Blake Bortles – 13/26, 115 YDS, 1 TD and 5 CAR, 50 YDS. Blake Bortles looks older than Brandon Weeden.

Toby Gerhart – 12 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 7 YDS. Left the game in the fourth quarter with a “rib contusion”. I’m not sure when he’s ever healthy, but he looked moderately okay-ish running between the tackles. Which only took, you know, 15 games. Better late than never I suppose…

Storm Johnson – 3 CAR, 3 YDS. Storm Johnson should be the NFL MVP for his name alone.

Marqise Lee – 4 REC, 65 YDS. “I cant believe I am here!” – Marqise Lee fantasy owners watching last night’s game.

Charlie Whitehurst – 24/35, 287 YDS, 1 TD and 3 CAR, 12 YDS. And thus they buried Clipboard Jesus, who would rise three days later, and wonder where the the team bus went without him. It’s too bad… Whitehurst’s mullet had finally found a city it felt comfortable in.

Bishop Sankey – 14 CAR, 44 YDS and 1 REC, 9 YDS. Bishop Sankey has a doppelganger named Sishop Bankey. This seemed like a situation where you’d want to know such a thing.

Leon Washington – 4 CAR, 11 YDS and 7 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD. Throwing to Leon Washington? It’s like it’s still 2011…

 

  1. CL says:
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    Jay: Coin flip for 3rd place game DEF… you have them ranked at 8 & 9… Baltimore against Keenum or Carolina against Johnny Douchenozzle? Leaning Carolina currently.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: Tough one. Kinda going Ravens there, even without Ngata, they have a better pass rush.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: Right. Well, I added BAL too and will flip the coin sometime this weekend.

        Good luck out there.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: Sounds good, good luck to you too!

  2. Billy says:
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    Hearing some buzz on a Tebow return hope its true. That dude deserves another chance he cant be any worse than bum ass Manzel that dude is going to get knocked out. I cant wait hes a punk..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Billy: Not a huge Tebow guy. To be fair, I think Manziel needs more than one game, but I understand how he is the anti-Tebow.

  3. Jeff P says:
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    De Murray goodness carried me to two championship games. It’s 4 o’clock game start, and my options are Lacy @ Tampa in one league, and Forsett and his concussion in the other.
    Both 1pm. What do I do?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jeff P: I’d go Lacy and wait and see with Forsett.

  4. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so back to my WR and Flex question from yesterday. If only one of Hilton and Julio are out, I’m moving LaFell to the WR slot. Am I playing FJax at Flex or do I play Stills there?

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hilton and Jones both missed practice yet again today. I’m almost leaning towards benching at least one of them and playing Matthews there tomorrow to make sure I get some points. I’m glad these guys who carried me all year die off in the Championship week.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Wilsonian: yeah, the late season injuries are crazy right now. Right now, I’m leaning Jackson in the flex.

  5. Bye Felicia says:
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    This was the game of the year!
    If you consider playing yourself out of the #1 Pick winning! Why would you want to win? I’m pretty sure that Tenn wants to draft a QB (cough cough Marriota)

    • Jay

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      @Bye Felicia: it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out. There’s quite a race going on for that pick

  6. Beans says:
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    Hey jay , I’m not in the championship but I’m facing my buddy buddy in the “not championship bracket”- I’m looking to win , we made it interesting between us; loser buys the tab at the bar

    Which wildcard would you add & start at flex .

    Anthony Dixon (@ oakland)

    CJ spiller (@ oakland)

    Bernard Pierce (@ houston )

    Jermaine kearse (@ Arizona)

    Robert woods (@ Oakland )

    Khiry robinson (vs Falcons)

    James starks (@ Tampa )

    Donald brown (@ SF)

    Branden oliver (@ SF)

    Ben Tate (@ Miami )

    Brandon Lloyd (vs chargers)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Beans: I might go Oliver. Tate could be the safest choice, but that’s kind of scary. Good luck on that tab!

  7. david says:
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    Great stuff Jay!

    I need help setting my championship lineup…

    Rams or Panthers DST?
    I like the sound of possible Manning ints and sacks, but not so much OBD (who I also own).
    I like what I saw from the Manziel debacle against the Bengals….Would the Panthers DST step up since there is a chance at making the playoffs??
    Which one should I go with?

    Also…
    Parkey, Patriots Kicker, or Barth (my opponent has P.Manning)??
    Thanks as always!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @david: Still going Rams there. And probably Goose for the kicker.

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    other than the real quandary of playing owen “sunny” D or reed at TE, i have the somewhat quandary of which of c.johnson (MIN)/matthews (2 awful weeks in a row)/moncrief to play. With news that Hilton is more likely to sit than play, does Moncrief move over Matthews? good news is they both play late-day games on sunday, so if it’s true that moncrief is rated better only if hilton’s out i can wait to make that decision. c.johnson will have already played.

    • Todd says:
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      @goodfold2:

      If you’re refereing to Jordan Matthews; it doesn’t help you – you said him & moncrief both have late Sunday afternoon but Moncrief is the only one with late Sunday kickoff (4:[email protected] dallas) but jordan matthews plays SATurday afternoon @ Washington . With the sat game that throws a curveball.

      I think there will be points scored in both the philly/wash & dallas/ INDY game , If hilton is 100% ruled out then I’d say moncrief, nicks is garbage & Wayne has been up & down

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        @Todd: yeah, i read the time, but forgot to read the date of the PHI game. Trouble is Hilton likely wouldn’t be ruled out before say 2 hours before his own game on sunday, so i’ll probably have to go matthews. hope he’s not still hurt from whatever injury he had early in last week’s game (there’s been no reports about it, but he did exit the game blocking on one of the first 2 kickoffs in the 1st quarter). wayne himself shouldn’t be playing if what he really has is a torn triceps (i doubt that’s what he really has, but he hasn’t had a good game in around 5 weeks or so)

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          @goodfold2: i probably wouldn’t even have time to wait for hilton’s news either, it’s a damn shame moncrief plays last. C.johnson ranked a bit lower than either matthews or moncrief would be without hilton so i’d be worst off waiting till sunday morning and having to go c.johnson if there’s no definite hilton news yet. They almost never rule guys out 24 whole hours before a game (which hilton would have to be to make me sure to be able to pick matthews or moncrief)

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @goodfold2: I’ve got the same issue. Matthews today or Hilton and Jones tomorrow. Doesn’t look like either one of those guys will play. But if I miss out on Matthews, they’ll get filled in by LaFell, Stills, and FJax. I can’t decide if I want to play Matthews today or not. Great timing for these guys in the Championship week.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Wilsonian: i would think stills is about the same as matthews.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: yeah, I’d still go Moncreif there. And probably Reed, but that’s kinda scary.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: i’m noticing that c.johnson’s rank isn’t that much lower than matthews anyway, so even if i freak out by 11:50ish tomorrow (central time) and put johnson in i wouldn’t be that far behind. Yahoo right now is ranking Moncrief for more pts than Matthews, and they are also assuming Hilton is out.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: Yeah, I think it’ll turn out okay.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jay: interesting, this will be the closest matchup according to yahoo projections i’ve had in weeks. i’m only a 20 pt favorite. this is the league where i’ve been the best team all year (by a lot, i’ve scored 397.7 pts more than my opp over the course of the season), and i don’t have any injury problems here. I don’t like Sproles being used this much.
            luck
            moncrief/a.brown/evans BN: matthews/c.johnson (MIN)
            charles/bell (PIT) BN: mason/miller/randle/a.will
            owen “sunny” D
            parkey
            DET
            vs
            tannehill BN: dalton
            megatron/benjamin/nelson BN: crabtree
            sproles/gerhart BN:k.will/hyde/r.jennings
            Witten BN: ertz
            crosby
            BUF

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: also, yahoo appears to have taken a full 7 pts off of luck with hilton out.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: sweet jesus, i better not lose by those 3 pts on parkey’s awful str line miss on a very short FG attempt.

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                  @goodfold2: that’s gross, 7 pts down the toilet (we get 4 for 40-50’s)

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                    @goodfold2: only missed 2 for whole year till today.

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    You playing Moncrief or Stills if TY sits?

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

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wilsonian: you’ll have same problem here, as you likely won’t know if hilton sits till after stills plays.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @goodfold2: good point. If Julio and Hilton are out, I’m playing Stills and FJax. If Julio is in and Hilton is out, I’ll have the choice of Stills, FJax or Moncrief. Unless I don’t know in time, then it’s FJax or Moncrief.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, Fold has been dealing with this scenario. At this point, I’m comfortable with starting Moncrief.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: would you start him over LaFell or FJax if Hilton sits?

  10. goodfold2 says:
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    thank god i didn’t put in Reed (of course owen “sunny” D could do worse), but this dude is barely used in RG free offense.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: even with the parkey/holder costing me 7 pts at least, at least my opp didn’t play ertz, having only his 2nd good game ever. in my league he scored at least 32.5 (6 bonus going over 100)

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        @goodfold2: parkey really only missed projections by 2 pts. but now only 18. those 7 sure would’ve been nice.

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          @goodfold2: 18 pt favorite, that is.

  11. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    if only ertz was used this much all year, he’d have been nice pickup.

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