Whew! Someone towel me off. That was intense! Hold on a minute, I need to take a few more laps around the couch after that epic finish. I know what you’re all wondering: did Donkey win his Wizard Phallus playoff matchup and did he manage to advance to the RazzBowl championship bracket? Yes and yes–everything went great, thanks for asking! But enough about me, let’s talk about the most exciting football game of this crazy 2020 season. Lamar Jackson unleashed Thriller 2.0 by going 11/17 for 163 yards, 9 carries for 124 yards, 1 passing touchdown and 2 rushing touchdowns–he now has 18 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns on the year and I told you he was a screaming buy for his great playoff schedule. But LJax also had some backup dancers who pitched in on the filming of the music video as J.K. Dobbins Macarena’d his way to 13 carries for 53 yards and his 5th touchdown and Gus Edwards Dougie’d his way to 7 carries for 49 yards, 1 catch for 4 yards and his 5th and 6th touchdowns. As a Dobbins fanboy, I don’t get Harbaugh’s obsession with Gus the Bus but I suppose if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I haven’t dug in on all the week 15 matchups yet, but I anticipate ranking Dobbins as a solid RB2, Gus as a low end flex play and LJax as an elite QB1 against a soft Jaguars defense. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

Marquise Brown – 2 catches for 50 yards and his 5th touchdown. That also makes three straight games that Hollywood has found the end zone, but if I’m being honest, they’ve all seemed pretty fluky. He also dropped three or four easy ones on Monday night. I wouldn’t be in a rush to start Brown in week 15.

Mark Andrews – 5 catches for 78 yards. In Mandrews return from the virus he was invisible for big chunks of the game but made a couple huge plays when it mattered most. He’s obviously a must-start tight end for the final two weeks.

Baker Mayfield – 28/47 for 343 yards, 5 carries for 23 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown and 1 interception–he now has 23 passing touchdowns on the season. Mayfield was Superfly on Monday night, but narrowly outdone by Jackson after Lamar returned from his 4th quarter dump in the locker room. This is back-to-back huge games from Baker, I’m not sure if I’m fully on board against a surprisingly competent Giants defense in week 15, but the upside is clear.

Nick Chubb – 17 carries for 82 yards, 2 catches for 21 yards and his 8th and 9th touchdowns. Could you imagine the numbers Chubb would be posting if Kareem Hunt (6 carries for 33 yards, 6 catches for 77 yards and his 9th and 10th touchdowns) wasn’t in town? It’s the best one-two punch and the league and it’s not even close. We’re obviously firing up Chubb as long as he can walk or crawl, but it’s also tough to bench Hunt after this performance.

Rashard Higgins – 6 catches for 68 yards and his 4th touchdown. Higgy has taken a leap forward over the past two weeks on the legs of 19 targets from Baker which he’s turned into 12 catches for 163 yards and two scores. He’s a solid WR3 option against the Giants next week, assuming Jarvis Landry (6 catches for 52 yards) sees a lot of James Bradberry.

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey,

    In terms of Defenses for the upcoming two weeks, here are my options:

    Bills D (Den/NE)
    GB (Car/Tenn)
    CLE (Giants/Jets)
    TB (Atl/Det)
    SF (Dal/Arizona)

    I’m thinking Bills or GB week 15 and either CLE or TB for week 16?

    What do you think about that? Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Bills and Cleveland. No problem, good luck!

  2. The Great Knoche says:
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    Got absolutely donkey kicked in the nuts last night. Cutthroat league and I am 2 spots away from the cut and I am done

    I’m roughly 30 ahead of the guy with Lamar and 8.5 ahead of the guy with Tucker. I fell good, cause Lamar aint scoring if they are kicking field goals and vice-versa.

    When Lamar goes out with cramps that guy is on the outside looking in. He comes back in and throws the 44 yard TD and final drive passes and moves in front of me. At this point I am still 4.5 ahead of the guy with Tucker. The ONLY thing that knocks me out is a 50+ yard field goal. I got a bad feeling when Browns scored so fast.

    FMMFL. This is why I play Roto Baseball.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wow, that’s tough. I bet there were so many brutal fantasy loses last night. I’m sure someone out there lost on the safety with no time left.

  3. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    but pretty sure higgins will be the one seeing a lot of bradberry, as reported where i’m seeing, plus higgins the outside guy. i hope you’re right though, as i only have landry in a spot where i missed playoffs (at least partially from landry)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yeah that thought crossed my mind as well

  4. Bobby’s world says:
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    Howdy Donkey full ppr & im in the semi finals this week however I don’t have the best of feelings hey anything can happen right?!

    Don’t have a lot of Q’s except kicker & D

    Roll with bass this week he’s @ Denver weather for that game Sunny & low 40’s this game is Saturday

    Or available options:
    Gano home in MetLife stadium vs browns looks to be cloudy & 30’s

    Blankenship home vs Texans dome game so weather not a factor

    Cody parkey @ giants

    Now for D:
    I’ve been rolling w/ Miami D- do I continue to roll with them or add one of

    Browns D @ NYG

    Giants D home vs browns , jabril peppers revenge game?

    Chiefs D @ New Orleans

    I wouldn’t drop Miami D, I can drop a bench person since it’s win or go home mode

    FYI my roster is:

    QB Brady

    RB1 dalvin cook
    RB2 Chubb

    WR1: Hopkins
    WR2 tyreek hill
    WR3 it’s currently Kupp but that will change

    TE Tonyan

    Flex: CEH

    D Miami

    Kicker bass

    Bench : Dobbins , mclaurin, Ridley, mattison, chase Edmonds, Brandon ayiuk, Zack moss, tannehill, Watkins, Le’Veon bell

    IR Edelman
    IR brees

    1.) plan on dropping Watkins for either a D or one of Gabriel Davis or rashard higgins

    2.) hold or dump moss for one of : Gus Edwards, Bowden jr (rb/WR), ito smith or Ahmed?

    Thanks man, hoping I can pull this one out but if not hey always next year & thank you for everything this year!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Bobby,

      Your team looks great, you should feel somewhat confident. I’d go with Blankenship and Browns D (Dolphins and Browns are pretty much a toss up though, so holding is fine if you want).

      1. I’d grab a D for week 16, you would never start Davis or Higgins.
      2. I’d hold but again highly unlikely you start any of these players.

      No problem, good luck!

      • Bobby’s world says:
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        Thanks man!!

        Also should I be worried that his 3 WRs are SNF or MNF & I don’t have any MNF players if it’s close

        His 3 WRs are :
        WR1 Landry , SNF
        WR2 Boyd , MNF
        WR3 Chase Claypool, MNF

        — he also hasn’t edited his roster from last week & im sure he will because looking at his roster his kicker Succop is on Covid list.
        For WRs on his bench in case he swaps out:
        Robby Anderson , Sat
        Sterling Shepard, SNF
        Mooney, 1pm sun
        Lazard, sun 1pm

        Available WRs Incase he goes to free agency: Hollywood brown 1pm, Tim Patrick Saturday to name a few

        He beat me early early on in the season & I want to get the best of him in round 2!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Nah don’t worry about who he starts, play your game

  5. Wide Right says:
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    Bowden, J. Wilson , R. Higgins, M. Brown (wr) G. Davis… any of them worth claiming as possible flex..
    In ppr league, how would you prioritize.

    My flex options on my bench right now are Boyd, Chark, even considering Logan Thomas at this point.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      They’re all worth adding to see if they can keep it going, never hurts to have upside on the bench.

      For this week I rank em Wilson, Bowden, Chark, Higgins, Brown.

      No problem!

  6. G says:
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    Hey Donkey,

    Have a tough decision on how to fill my RB2 and Flex. I’ve decided that Montgomery fills my RB1 based on matchup. So for my RB2 and flex I have Drake, Dobbins, Hunt, Corey Davis, and Robby Anderson. I find myself leaning away from Hunt and Anderson and down to whether I want to use both RBs or Davis and one of Drake or Dobbins. Drake seems like safest floor and Dobbins higher ceiling based on matchup. Thanks for any help.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey G,

      I’d go with Drake and Dobbins there.

      • G says:
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        Thanks Donk

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Anytime G

  7. JC says:
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    Standard scoring league. Projection is even with my counterpart.

    1. Cook, JT, Gallman, Monty…must sit one.
    2. Bills at Broncos, Eagles at Cards, Cards v Eagles…pick one to start please.

    Going against Mahomes and Henry ugh.
    Hope to chat next week!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Gallman and start the Bills D. Good luck!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      counterpart, surprisingly i doubt i’ve ever heard opp called that, but it makes sense, like “mirror” in marine lingo.

  8. Hamtime says:
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    made it to the semis and big decisions coming up. 14m deep league:

    1. With julio likely out, are you going with john broow, hansen, lazard, or mike williams (this dude burned me last few weeks)

    2. dobbins or david johnson

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. I hear ya on Williams but those other options aren’t great so I’d go back to the Williams well again

      2. Dobbins

      Good luck!

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