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J.J. Watt has more fantasy points than LeSean McCoy. I just thought I would share that with you fine folks out there. With that being said, I also want to establish that we witnessed the first competitive Thursday Night Football game of the season… in Week 6. And it certainly did not look like that at first. The first quarter was actually written by Franz Kafka. The Colts built a 24-0 lead, and the Texans had run more plays than yards gained. And as the game started getting away from us all, like a small child being held by Adrian Peterson. Or like the freedom once held by Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson is an a**hat is what I’m trying to say. What I’m also trying to say is holy f*cking sh*t T.Y Hilton. And despite the Colts going Ivan Drago on the Texans early in the game, they amazingly gritted their way back with an insane display of footballing by J.J. Watt (good lord, I should have drafted Watt as an offensive player), Arian Foster staying injury free, and Andre Johnson actually proving that, in fact, he is alive and well. Yes, it was all in an effort so that Fitzmagic could lose by a closer margin than expected (oh Houston), but seeing as how we have to watch the Patriots win by at least 30 points next Thursday, this competitive game (mostly) was a wonderful reprieve.

 

Colts – 33, Texans – 28

Andrew Luck – 25/44, 370 YDS, 3 TD. 1 INT and 7 CAR, 18 YDS, 1 FUM. The real Hodor never drops the things he’s supposed to be carrying.

Trent Richardson – 17 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD. Richardson running looks like an adult trying to climb a child’s jungle gym.

Ahmad Bradshaw – 11 CAR, 34 YDS and 3 REC, 25 YDS, 1 TD. Maybe one of these days, the Colts should actually HAND it to Bradshaw instead of just faking it.

T.Y. Hilton – 9 REC, 223 YDS, 1 TD. T.Y. had a HilTON of yards last night. (Farts, leaves room.)

Reggie Wayne – 4 REC, 35 YDS. Reggie Wayne… still steadily getting it done. Poorly.

Hakeem Nicks – 2 REC, 18 YDS. So I guess Hakeem Nicks still sucks. Noted.

Ryan Fitzpatrick – 15/23, 212 YDS, 1 TD and 1 CAR, 5 YDS, 1 FUM. I can’t quite figure out if Fitzpatrick looks more like a Scottish Terrier in a uniform or a Civil War General stuffed in an NFL uniform. Just remember everyone, with proper breeding, your family’s connections, and a lot of old money, you too can become a mediocre quarterback for Houston.

Arian Foster – 20 CAR. 109 YDS, 2 TD and 3 REC, 32 YDS. An impressive display, no doubt. But I have to give credit to the Colts defense. They left holes big enough for an average Houston fourth grader to get through. (I’m assuming they’re fat. People are fat in Texas, right? Everything is bigger in Texas, isn’t that the saying? All I know is that I’ve driven through Texas and the bugs there are bigger than my thigh. Since then, I eat my tortilla’s and BBQ in moderation.)

Andre Johnson – 7 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM. Isn’t that cute. Andre thinks it’s 2010. Awwww.

  1. jordan73 says:
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    I currently have VD as my only TE in a PPR league, and my bench is being occupied mostly by injured players, so my only droppable option is C. Ivory (and/or J. Gordon if you don’t think he’s worth the stash). So here’s my question – Jordan Reed, Travis Kelce (bye), and Larry Donnell have all been cast out into the FA pool, should I grab any of them? At this point, I’m not averse to ditching VD either if you think he’s a lower ranking option than the others RoS.

    Thanks, Jay!

    • Cheese says:
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      @jordan73: I could see doing it for Kelce, but he is on bye this week which may make things a little trickier for you…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jordan73: You should probably have a doctor look at your VD. I’d go Donnell, and would probably drop VD at this point.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: you could also keep VD, and later in week 16 “get VD” when in your super bowl he drops 2 balls, gets overthrown a couple of times, and ends up with 0 pts, losing you said super bowl by less than 2 pts in PPR league. what’s even grosser about that story is you could’ve traded to get VD late in year thinking it was a slight upgrade to your TE position.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: This seems like a sound strategy.

  2. ohmy says:
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    not to be pesky, but i asked this question last night “: also, sit one. julian edelman/keenan allen/ steve smith sr.”

    you said sit steve smith, start keenan allen/julian.

    is that what you meant? your rankings had smit ahead of both, but i was thinking sitting smith too. just wantd to make sure you didn’t mis=read it as “start-one” as the answer you gave would reflet your rankings.

    to be honest i view all 3 as similar starts

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ohmy: Never pesky. My rankings reflect a “safe” modus operandi, which I think is most helpful to use in the context of each ones league. Specific questions that people ask, I’m assuming they look at my rankings (like you did), but want further insight or need a nudge either way based on your own team set up. In your case, I see two guys, who probably won’t outscore Smith this weekend, but has the ability to go off. Allen, for instance, I could see a huge game from.

      Essentially, I see Smith as the safe pick, low risk, good reward, but both Allen and Edelman as high risk, high reward types. I feel like if you start both of them, at least one of them can go off. If that makes sense.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ohmy: @ohmy: I would also add that my rankings are fluid until Sunday morning, and I always tell the commentators to double check those rankings as the “final word”.

  3. ohmy says:
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    a must win week for me, by qb situation is atrocious. i have romo and newton.

    andy dalton, kirk cousins, brian hoyer are the best options on the waiver. would you go any of these guys?

    who would you start

    • Cheese says:
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      @ohmy: Gotta go cousins

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ohmy: Going Cam there.

  4. Kyle says:
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    So my one RB is Rashad Jennings:

    Would you give Andre Williams for Brian Quick or wallace?

    How about:
    Give brady and andre
    Get
    Cam and Quick or wallace

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kyle: Would you be getting Andre? If so, yeah, I’d do the Wallace for him and the Brady for him deals.

      • Kyle says:
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        @Jay: no Id be giving him up, take that as a no

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Kyle: I would hold there.

  5. Cheese says:
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    Move Williams for Wallace if you can. Brady and Cam are essentially a wash, take your pick.

  6. Just Busted says:
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    Trade Coradell Patterson for Crabtree in NFL.com ppr keeper league?

    Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I would hold.

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s my current lineup, as you know I need a TE, DEF, and K for this week:

    QB – Ryan
    WR – Jones
    WR – Smith, Sr.
    WR – Hilton
    RB – Forte
    RB – Tate
    TE –
    W/R – Oliver
    Q/W/R/T – Eli
    BN – Brady
    BN – A.Williams
    BN – J.Bell
    BN – Vereen
    BN – Asiata
    BN – M.Wallace
    BN – Edelman
    BN – Graham
    BN – Kelce

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 250 yards passing/85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 335 yards passing/135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    I was offered this trade:

    Get – Hopkins/Moreno/Cameron
    Give – Wallace/Asiata/Kelce

    This leaves me with having to still drop two guys for defense and kicker for the week (and actually I don’t think it’ll be reflected on this week’s lineup – so it wouldn’t help me anyway for this week). If I did the deal without Hopkins in there, it would obviously help me for this week and possibly down the road with Moreno as a backup RB. Do you like the deal? Or am I giving up too much?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: I think, overall, that’s a strong trade for you. I’d take it.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: what if I do it without Hopkins in there? I think he might hold it up for this week since he’s already played.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’d want Hopkins there, or something equivalent.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Jay: What if I just do Wallace/Kelce for Moreno/Cameron? I’d have to drop Asiata for a DEF or K for this week anyway.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Wilsonian: Eh, I think Hopkins would have been the highlight of that deal.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Jay: what if I can still get him as the guy I’m trading with will probably drop him come Monday morning?

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @Wilsonian: Oh really… then yeah, that’s fine.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Jay: Also, Hopkins has a Week 10 BYE, so he’d be useless that week, which is the same week that Edelman and Hilton are off, so I’d have to drop someone for a WR fill in.

  8. Zandy says:
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    marvin jones just dropped in std league – still believe in his upside ROS?
    other wrs are Andre J, Wallace, Wright

    Also, so in this league i’m up against TY Hilton – aka im down 30+ pts already. My team is 3-2
    Who would you play to max the upside potential – booom/bust to the fullest?
    Pick 1: Wallace or Wright
    Pick 2: Doug Stacy Storm McKinnon
    Pick 1 flex out of those above not picked
    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I do, but of course YMMV depending on the league. For Boom potential, I’d go Wright, Stacy and Storm, and then Martin.

  9. Charles says:
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    Jay I’m in a 14 team non-ppr and I’m 1-4. We start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, TE and a flex (W/R)
    QB: Big Ben, Kaep
    RB: J. Bell, F. Jax, Asiata, Ingram, Hillman, AP (will drop)
    WR: J. Nelson, V Jax, Michael Floyd, G. Jennings, D. Adams, J. Gordon
    TE: Donnell

    A league member offered my Reggie Wayne for M. Ingram. What are your thoughts on that and as you can see I have a bunch of RB2s. The member who offered me Wayne also has Demaryius Thomas and he’s hurting for RBs. He has R. Mathews (inj), Ridley, J. Hill, Helu and Ogbonnaya. Is there any trade offer that I can make to him to get D. Thomas? I know it’s a long shot but worth a try.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: Try VJax, Ingram, Bell for Mathews and DT.

  10. oppo taco says:
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    why do you have ASJ so high in your rankings? bad matchup and he dropped two passes last week, I have jimmy on bye and currently have Ebron as a fill in. its .5 PPR Also playing vjax and don’t know if i should start two bucs. thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @oppo taco: If that’s the context, go with Vjax instead. Regardless of the two dropped passes, I think he’ll be targeted more and more.

  11. kingforaday151 says:
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    That T-Rich comment is spot on. I can see the holes from my couch, and then scan back to see Richardson standing flat-footed 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Someone in the organization needs to bite the bullet and realize he sucks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @kingforaday151: He’s terrible. There was a run last night where he had six yards, yet ran backwards five yards to get more, and ended up with a one yard play. The dude is hot musty garbage.

  12. Craig says:
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    Would you rather have A. Bradshaw or two legit handcuffs? The offer is Hyde and Blue for Bradshaw.

    My other RBs are Foster, D. Martin, Bush, and B Oliver.

    • Craig says:
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      @Craig: Would also have to drop one of the following: Fitgerald, Welker, Garcon, R Wayne

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Craig: I would rather have Bradshaw.

  13. Allan says:
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    Joique Bell or Ivory at flex half point ppr?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Bell, but double check my rankings Sunday morning.

  14. willyvonka says:
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    What do you think about my Rivers/Nelson for Stafford/McCoy? I need RB help and was offered this deal. 12 team non-ppr h2h. Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @willyvonka: It’s fair. If you need Shady, it’s fine.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: 1. Faulty premise, as the Starks gained those carries and yards during garbage time. I’m not buying it. Even if they make it more of time share, I doubt Starks does anything with it.

      2. I like that trade for you, but there’s a risk with Calvin. Charles seemed to do well after a week off of it.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: 2. KC lied about whatever that was, Megatron looks like he actually has high ankle sprain, which are usually near month overall injuries.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: Unless the Lions are lying to us. I’m not even sure if I’m lying to myself. And you’re probably lying too. LIES ALL LIES

  15. zach says:
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    Pick 3 (2 WR and 1 flex): Wes Welker, Sammy Watkins, Brian Quick, Ronnie Hillman, ODB Jr., and Mohamed Sanu.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @zach: Welker, Sanu, Hillman… but double check Sunday morning with my final rankings.

  16. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… 12 team 3 receiver PPR
    Cam
    Antonio brown
    maclin
    cruz
    D Murray
    Fred Jackson
    donnell
    Andre Williams
    Carson Palmer
    ryan Mathews
    Reggie Bush
    Tim Wright
    Anquan Boldin
    james jones
    I was waiting for Palmer but that’s not working out so I dropped him but I really feel like I need a new QB that’s reliable. There’s a guy that has Romo on the bench and he needs a receiver. Imight try Cruz but don’t know if he’ll budge. He’s 0-5 and like I said it’s a 3 receiver team. Would you go for Romo and if so who could I afford to lose??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: I would hold. 12-teamer, it’s okay to stream that bye week and stick with Cam.

  17. oppo taco says:
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    ridley or lamar ROS .5 ppr

    and trade one of them/roddy/storm johnson to get brandon marshall?

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @oppo taco: Ridley, only because I think Knowshon is the guy when he gets back.

      Sure, I like that trade for you. Go with Lamar and see what happens.

  18. MAC says:
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    Was offered Bradshaw for my Montee Ball. Take it? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MAC: At this point, only if you need a starter. Otherwise, I would hold.

  19. Ron says:
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    Which side you like in a .5ppr?

    The mortal footballer named Calvin Johnson (formerly Megatron) for Morris and Harvin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: If you need a RB, that’s a fair return.

      • Ron says:
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        @Jay: My RBs are Charles, Stacy, Miller, Hyde and West. Still think I should make the move or hold?

        My other WR are Cruz, Colston, Cooks, Crabtree, Cameron, Wheaton

  20. Ron says:
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    Drop West for Storm in PPR?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yeah, let’s see what Storm can do. Not like West is busy with something.

  21. ashtray says:
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    I just received a trade offer where I would get Reggie Wayne and lose Jame Starks. It seems like a no brainer, right?

    I have Lacy so Starks is a handcuff.

    I also have AJ Green and just lost him due to the toe. That leaves me with Crabtree, Roddy White and Justin Hunter.

    My other RBs are Lacy, Le’Veon Ball, Ingram, Moreno and Pierre Thomas.

    Other WRs on waivers are John Brown, Miles Austin, Harry Douglas, Andre Roberts, Britt, Benjamin, Cotchery, Gabriel and Colston.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ashtray: No brainer, totally.

  22. Get Indignant says:
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    Edleman, Cruz, or K. Allen in my flex spot? Already Starting B. Marshall and V. Jax.

    K. Allen’s groin is acting up apparently. It’s a .5ppr league.

    • Get Indignant says:
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      @Get Indignant: Also have B. Quick but there’s no way I start him over those guys right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Get Indignant: Leaning Cruz, but it could be Allen. Check my updated rankings in about 12 hours.

  23. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay! Better/Keep at K Stevan Hauskua SEA or Matt Prater DET

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Doesn’t matter. Personally, I’m sticking with Haus.

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    Best TE streamer for this weekend:

    ASJ
    Ertz
    OD
    Cook
    Reed
    Ebron
    Wright

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Leaning ASJ for shits and giggles, but Ertz is the safe pick there.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: you like Ertz over the old Daniels?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: depends which Flacco shows up. This instance? I’m feeling Ertz.

  25. Dom B says:
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    Hey I heard Lacy and Starks are spliting carries should I trade Lacy away and try to get some else

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: No. Hold tight there.

  26. Zandy says:
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    when do we stash kyle rudolph? sitting with heath miller post pitta

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: With Heath Miller, at any time.

  27. Dom B says:
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    Hey I noticed Michael Crabtree wasn’t on your rankings is he a start or sit???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’ll take a look when I update it, could just be a hiccup on their end. For me, he’s a low-end option right now.

  28. Joe says:
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    Hey jay; would you drop jordan Matthews for any of these? Doug Baldwin ( this week vs Cowboys), James jones (this week vs chargers), Cecil shorts (this week @ Tennesee), Andrew Hawkins (this week vs steelers), Allen Robinson (this week @ tenn). This would be for wr3 with colston having a bye , I also do have wheaton.

    Thanks man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: Hawkins.

  29. Dom B says:
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    should I do this trade first here is my roster at quarterback I have Aaron Rodgers and at running back I I have Andre Ellington Eddie Lacy Doug Martin and Fred Jackson and at wide receiver I have Kelvin Benjamin Roddy White Michael Crabtree ty Hilton Kendall Wright should I do the trade me sending Doug Martin and he send Steve Smith Jr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yeah, but I would see if you can include Crabtree for something more from him.

  30. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay I just checked if I trade doug Martin I will have no RB for week 9 cause Fred and Lacy both have byes should I still do it

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I would hold there then.

  31. Dom B says:
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    Out of these WR which two to start Kelvin Benjamin, Micheal Crabtree, Roddy White, Kendall Wright

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Wright and White.

  32. goodfold2 says:
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    standard, start 2 RB/ 1 WR or RB/ 2 WR or TE
    these are obv
    roethlisberger (over romo @ SEA)
    bell (PIT)/A.will
    Dez
    with these rankings say spiller/wright over olsen/royal/hawkins. olsen that low? Since CIN is 6th best at TE’s this year i’m guessing this Q tag is being taken fairly seriously. at least it was on thursday, and i’m supposing that could change by tomorrow. most weeks i’m fairly comfortable but this week i have a bunch of RB’s ranking higher than WR/TE, with Hill/Ivory/Spiller all ranked higher than most others, but can only play one of those three.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: I have Olsen ranked at 4 today.

      Here’s overall my order: Spiller (40), Wright (62), Olsen (66), Hawkins (78), and Royal (89).

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