It was a nice return to Philly for the Walrus, Andy Reid, as his Chiefs took down his former team.  The team that has been a talk of the NFL despite starting 1-1 with a defense made of wet paper with holes big enough to make Jenna Jamison blush has overshadowed Reid’s new team.  You know, the one that has flown under the radar to a 2-0, now 3-0 start.  This isn’t fantasy relevant, says the casual reader.  Well, CR, I have news for you.  Entering the 4Q, Jamaal Charles had 10 carries for about 26 yards.  He ended the night with 20 carries for 92 on the ground and a touchdown.  You getting the fantasy relevance yet?  With how quickly the Eagles offense could strike, Reid went to the drain the clock well down the stretch, leading to what was a decent but boring fantasy night and turned it into fantasy gold as Charles finished with 27 total touches – 7 for receptions – for a total of 172 yards and a score.  He could’ve another one in the 4th but real football got in the way of our fake football dreams and dashed it.  Moving forward, Jamaal’s still the man in KC and still looks to be a top 3 back in the making.  Given Smith’s game managing ways, Charles should see plenty of check downs and yardage the rest of the way.  To put it in Beatles terms, ‘Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come. Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday’.  Hrm, well I give up.  There’s zero ways to make a drug-induced song by the Beatles relevant to tonight’s game other then the title.  Goo-Goo-G’Joob!  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news from week 3…

Dwayne Bowe – One catch for four yards.  Pretty sure Alex Smith has a vision problem.  I’m guessing near-sighted.  Can only see 5 yards down the field at the time.  Meanwhile, anyone who thought Alex Smith was a viable fantasy QB this year is probably near-sighted.

DeSean JacksonWasn’t the night any expected as he tied three teammates for target supremacy on the night with 7 and finished with 3/62.  Also ran out of bounds when he didn’t have to on a 40 yard bomb to avoid contact.  Must’ve sat in on one of Vick’s coaching sessions about that.  Wish Vick would…

Donnie Avery – Finished the night with 7/141 on 7 targets.  You may think this is a beautiful WR floating out in the free agent oasis but it’s simply a mirage.  Or better yet, it’s Chloe Sevigny in ‘Hit & Miss’.  Don’t think anyone’s ever found the perfect female to play a shemale like the casting director did there.  Would seriously think she was a body builder based on the face if it weren’t for the body she’s rocking…nonetheless!  Game of circumstances.  Philly can’t guard the under route…ok, they can’t guard anything but Smith was a checkdown master tonight and Avery was the benefactor along with Charles.  Leave him be unless it’s a really deep league where you can start Chloe…I mean Avery.

Kansas City D/ST – Pick them up.  Seriously, go now.  I know it’s TNF but they’ve now only had 32 points against on the year and their plus/minus as a team on the year is 12.  Guess how many TOs they have?  It’s zero.  You do the math.  You don’t even have to carry any numbers over.

Jason Avant – Scored a touchdown while pulling in 7 catches for 87 yards.  Anyone who started him in standard-sized leagues tonight is an idiot Avant.

Michael Vick – Didn’t really look bad on the night.  Just a bad combo of good defense and playing on a Thursday Night.  Fantasy owners are probably happy with the production but that’s because we don’t count QBRat.

Justin HoustonHad 3.5 sacks.  I’ve heard that that is good for IDP.  But I don’t know anything about IDP.  You should ask our resident IDP expert Kevin Kumpf – @kevkumpf on twitter – to see if that’s good.  You should also ask how some whack-ass systems engineer has his name.  Seriously, no one cares about your logistics!  Get off twitter!

LeSean McCoyMan, I was thinking that Chip’s offense would be a gamble to bank on for fantasy purposes this year – the main reason I had him as low as top 12 RB for fantasy purposes this off-season – but even after moving him up to top 5, I didn’t see this coming.  Despite only having 6 receptions on the year, McCoy has been the prize of most fantasy drafts with where he’s gone.  Yes, even if you took him top 5, you’ve gotten a value.  That’s tough to do.  After another huge game on the ground – 158 rushing on 20 touches along with a touchdown – it’s clear that Shady is shining bright.  Dude even returned from an ankle sprain in the second half.  He’s doing it all for your love, Fantasy owners!

Alex SmithWhen I talked about why Kaep would keep the job over Smith last year with you readers, I said ‘Kaep helps San Fran win; Smith just helps them not lose’.  After tonight, I think we can see what that means.  Smith went to the Jason Campbell School For Checkdowns.  He graduated with honors but may go back to pursue his PHD in it once this year’s over.  After that hiatus, he’ll apply as a professor for the Jaguars.

Sean McGrathNabbed 31 yards on 4 receptions.  Also has more pubes on his chin then you’ve seen on a woman in a porno in over 30 years.  For the kids of the internet age, yes, women grow hair down there too.  Don’t believe me?  Search ‘amateur’ on your XXX site of choice and select the grainy looking vid with bad lighting.  If my wife’s reading this, please realize any info I have on this subject was strictly done out of research for my readers.  And that I’ve cleared all browser history so you don’t have to find out how many grueling hours I put in to find out.  Also part deux, I promise none of our vids are up there *crosses fingers behind back*.

  1. Dan Johnson says:
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    Sky,
    10 team keeper league and I just got offered a new deal that included Dez Bryant, Spiller, TY Hilton and Martellus Bennett for my T Rich. Pretty damn tempted to accept but wanted to get your take along with others first. What do you guys think?

    • Jordan73 says:
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      @Dan Johnson: Don’t know what your keeper cost is, but I’d be all over that deal. You’re getting a WR1, two guys that look like a RB2 and WR2 at worst (full potential), and a serviceable TE.

    • btd says:
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      @Dan Johnson: Looks good at first glance. Who would you be dropping? What’s the rest of your team look like?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      All 4 of those guys for just T-Rich? That’s a lot. There’s no question you take that unless I’m missing something here.

      • Dan Johnson says:
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        @Sky: yeah I couldn’t believe it this guy just really wants T Rich however I have another offer that involves J Charles and AJ Green along another guy yet to be determined. Do you like Charles or spiller more in terms of fantasy keeper as well as Green or Dez?

        My drops would be between B Brown A Ellington C Clay K Britt R Broyles

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I like Green/Dez almost equally. Charles vs Spiller, I’d want Charles but it’s close. Why is Dez getting brought up, exactly?

          C Clay/Britt/Broyles are droppable.

          • Dan Johnson says:
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            @Sky: He offered Dez after I turned down his last offer, this guy is so desperate to get T Rich that he’s willing to overpay. I feel like I need to accept before he comes to his senses but I’m trying to get Charles instead of Spiller in the deal haha. Do you view Spiller as a RB1 for the next couple years or is he a RB2?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I ranked him as an RB1 this year and he’s still young. Don’t see why that would change in the next 2 years. Don’t get greedy, you’re getting a king’s ransom for TRich. Take it.

              • Dan Johnson says:
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                @Sky: Thank you for the help Sky! Good luck this week this man.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Thanks you too!

  2. Anon says:
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    wait wait wait… ‘Michael Vick didn’t really look bad on the night?’ Like, for fantasy, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He had about 5-6 passes batted down, and his pick-6 was another tipped ball. The stats didn’t really show that. A few of those don’t get tipped and we’re not talking about as bad of a night as it looked. He started off slow. Just saying even without the fantasy stats a lot went wrong that made his night look worse in the box score than it actually was.

      • donut says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: I dunno man. It’s not like tipped/batted passes are outside the QB’s control. Not throwing in lanes and letting defenders get hands on the ball is on the QB. I thought Vick looked terrible.

        The plus side is that as bad as he played, he still gave a decent fantasy line. Not good, but it’s not going to sink you. If this is Vick’s downside and last week is his upside that’s a pretty useful fantasy QB.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s Thursday Night Football. Lot of good QBs find a way to look bad on those nights. I understand some of it is within the control of the QB but there’s also a bit of a luck factor with tipped passes when you start talking about that volume. Like you said, though, for fantasy purposes if this is a bad night, his owner can survive.

  3. georgewompington says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Having trouble with a Trich decision. Which three would you play: DeAngelo Williams, T Rich, Tavon, and TY Hilton. I was thinking the two receivers and Williams, but now I am hearing that TRich will get alot of snaps. Need some advice!
    Thanks
    GW

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Play both your RBs. Then play the highest ranked WR I put up in yesterdays rankings for your league setting.

  4. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I googled “Mrs. Sky + Amateur Porn + Football Fetish” but I couldn’t find your home movies…

    Pierre Thomas was dropped. Is he an add over Ellington, Snelling, Bryce Brown? I’ve avoided the Saints RB shituation up to now and I’m not sure I want anything to do with it.

    • btd says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Yes. Ingram has been a mess this year. PT will get more snaps. I’d take PT over the Duke and Brown. Maybe not Snelling, but maybe so…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha!

      I wouldn’t want to add him. Just don’t trust the NOLA running attack.

    • I like turtles says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz:

      PT will be a decent bye-week fill in if you’re desperate. Ingram will start losing snaps as he’s been ineffective and the second he steps on the field they stack the box b/c he has no passing game involvement.

  5. Allan says:
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    Sky,
    I’m one of those lucky guys who have t. Richardson, a. bradshaw, and e. lacy as my running backs. So basically I’m screwed til lacy returns in two weeks. Basically I need RB help. I also have kaepernick and bradford as qb’s. What kind of RB do you think I could get for bradford in a trade? I play in an espn standard league with 16 teams. Somebody has to be hurting for QB help. Thanks.

    • btd says:
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      @Allan: Agreed. Somebody has to be hurting. Find out who it is. You should be able to get an RB2/3 type depending on desperation and team. Mathews? Ridley? D. Rich? Wilson?

      • btd says:
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        @btd: Assuming trading Bradford… Trade Kaep could probably get you more based on name alone.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hard to say, really. Depends who’s hurting and what they have to give you. 16 team, low end RB2 is probably all you’ll get unless the other owner is desperate and loaded at the position. You need to go shopping and look at what your league has to offer.

  6. the imp says:
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    After snagging MJD off waivers (8 owners slept or passed on him!?!?), I have this RB crew (PPR):
    Forte/Foster/MJD/Pierce
    Ivory cleared waivers completely, would you take him instead of Pierce? I’m tempted to hold Pierce to see how bad it is for Rice first, but am looking for a second or third opinion on it. I have a 4RB limit, so I can’t keep em all.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You need to see how this weekend shapes up for Rice before you can make a decision. Ivory ROS over Pierce if Rice comes back healthy makes a lot of sense but there’s no reason to start Ivory until Jets figure out what they have.

  7. Grant says:
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    Stupid Bowe, I had a bad feeling before that start, shoudl have sat him for anyone else. Never trusting him again. Trade bait?

    • the imp says:
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      @Grant: Benching might make sense. You won’t be able to trade him right now. Be patient for that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bowe will find a way to be involved. Depends what you’re trading him for.

  8. Drew says:
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    12 Team PPR…

    RB/WR situation

    RB- TRich, Sproles, Wilson, Pierce, McGahee
    WR- Dez, Amendola, Edelman, Givens, Tate, Blackmon, Harvin

    I picked up McGahee and dropped KC D(D’OH)……..now I need to drop someone off of my roster to pick up a defense….who do you suggest? My lean is Tate, Harvin, Blackmon, or McGahee.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tate

  9. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Judging by the tweets, your colleague at Razzball, Tehol Benedict, didn’t seem to like Reid’s playcalling, Smith, Bowe, OR Charles’s chances this season given the pokey nature of the system which I thought was interesting because being a Charles owner, I saw it your way as all positives for him. The thing that still has me a little nervous about him though is his durability. He came out for a few plays in the second half twice if I’m not mistaken after some tough runs up the gut so if that continues, could he lose touches to the bigger Davis?

    And yes, I was annoyed by the way the game ended. If Reid was really going to try and score on 4th and goal, why pick the obvious “right into the pile” play to call? Could’ve used that 2nd TD.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      My dear, sweet, beloved Tehol has a funny way of thinking. If he has JC in our writers league, I’ll check in and see if he puts his money where his mouth is. He had 27 touches on the night; there are a lot of backs that would be tired on a few plays in those situations. Charles will always be an injury risk but that’s the nature of the beast with RBs in general. It’s hard to worry about that for just him.

      Yeah, have him in 2 leagues and in each I’m hobbled by at least one of White/’dola/Gronk/SJax so I’m with you.

  10. Mikey says:
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    Sky, I have been considering benching my Bengals D this Sunday versus the Packers aerial attack. Waiver D not an option. You are real high on them this week in your rankings and I’m now leaning toward a start.

    Just curious what the thinking is for making them a top-5 play this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Good defenses can still get to GB. SF defense isn’t what it used to be – not a top 5 anymore, looks more like a top 15 – and the Redskins are just a gaping hole for a DEF right now. Think like TNF proved, a good defense can cause enough havoc for a good offense to be worth starting. TB held NO to, what, 16 points? Good defense can win out.

  11. Joe says:
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    Who should I start? 32 team dynasty league, I have Bush and Jaquizz, can only start 1 who should I go with this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bush if he’s healthy. Pay attention to the injury reports.

  12. Zandy says:
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    I was doing some thinking, is McGahee a sell high before he sees a snap? Thinking chances are he disappoints. Would you try to move him for a time share back like an Ivory or Moreno? Where do you think McGahee sits Ros?

    Separately is roddy white a buy low or are you concerned about the ankle?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you could get Moreno or Ivory, I’d take that. Browns are gonna have it rough the rest of the way. Even if Willis is the bell-cow there, he’s a flex play at best most weeks.

      I’m concerned since it’s a high ankle. That buy low is gonna have to be one you sit on him for a while.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: which do you like more of the two? Do I want montee for my bench if I go for knowshon?

  13. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky!

    Thanks for all your help.

    I have 1 WR and 1 Rb/WR spots left. Who should I play from these 6 guys?

    Lance Moore
    Denarius Moore
    Alshon Jeffery
    Austin Pettis
    Chris Ivory
    Jason Snelling

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob

      Snelling/Ivory

      • Nick says:
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        @Sky:

        I would play both, but I only have one Rb/WR flex slot.

        Which of IVroy/SNelling should go in the flex, and which WR should take the final WR slot?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Nick: Snelling/Jeffery

  14. Zandy says:
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    Thinking of throwing out some offers all non ppr

    McGahee and Stevie Johnson for anquan and givens? To a guy that’s very RB focused

    McGahee and Steve Johnson for Gore?

    McGahee Sproles Steve Johnson for Doug Martin?

    McGahee Steve Johnson for Brandon Marshall?
    McGahee Steve Johnson for roddy white?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Try it

      I wouldn’t

      If you don’t need Stevie, sure

      Try it, don’t see it happening

      Probably works, but Roddy’s risky

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks sky. Think it got missed above but

        which do you like more of the two (ivory moreno) Do I want montee for my bench if I go for knowshon?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I still like Ivory more ROS. Ball you prolly need if you get Moreno

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: do you like idea of McGhee and Stevie for ivory and ball?

            Then you have a chance for two winners instead of only one…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              If you can afford to lose Stevie you can try it but it’s high risk.

              • Zandy says:
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                @Sky: am I better sending Hilton over Stevie?
                I have Calvin, Steve smith also. Then marlon and royal on my bench. Only need to play 2 wr and have been using my flex for WR since I only have 2 starting rbs

                • Sky

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                  I’d rather send Hilton, yes.

  15. Jon says:
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    Who are you starting in a flex spot this week?

    Ivory, Steve Johnson, Hilton or Hartline

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stevie

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: I thought your rankings yesterday had Hilton over Stevie? For non ppr

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Shouldn’t be

  16. Dingbat says:
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    I’m going WR shopping with my surplus TEs. We have WR, WR, TE, RB/WR, and WR/TE spots. My WRs are Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and Cecil Shorts, and my TEs are Graham, Cook, and Cameron.

    Here are potential targets:
    Team 1: Julio Jones, Reggie Wayne, Eric Decker, T.Y. Hilton
    Team 2: Pierre Garcon, Eddie Royal, Dwayne Bowe, Golden Tate

    I figure my options are either:
    (1) offer Cameron or Cook for Hilton/Royal/Bowe/Tate (and maybe Decker as a lowball offer),
    (2) offer Cameron + WR for Jones/Garcon/Wayne/Decker

    Which option do you think is a better move for me? Doing a 2-for-1 deal would clear up a roster spot on my bench, which is currently clogged by Harvin and Le’Veon Bell, but there aren’t any obvious upside stashes on the wire at present.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you’re trying to upgrade, a 2-1 in this scenario makes a lot more sense then what you’d get for a 1-1

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks! So which offers do you think have a chance of being accepted while still representing an acceptable upgrade?

        1) Cameron/Brown for Jones
        2) Cameron/Shorts for Wayne
        3) Cameron/Shorts for Garcon
        4) Cook/Shorts for Decker

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Dingbat: I’d only do 1 and 3.

  17. Ralph says:
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    @Sky….

    I have the Bears D & Vikings D in my 10 team league. Do you suggest dropping one of those for the Chiefs?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vikings

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I’m looking for a WR3. Offer McGahee for Shorts? Other team has Ogbonnaya in his starting lineup right now, so his RB situation is grim. Shorts is on his bench. 5 pt bonus for 100 yds rush/receive

    • Sky

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      Could try for higher if he’s desperate but it’s fair

  19. E says:
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    trying to buy lowest on d. wilson.. give up mjd & harvin for wilson & nicks?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Eh I had MJD higher in my ranks. It’s a fair trade, wouldn’t call it a buy low unless you really needed a WR

  20. Christophe Lachance-Tardif says:
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    Please help me!

    I have 4 RB ( Forster, Ridley, Lamar and B.Pierce) and I can only pick 3. Im starting Foster and Lamar Miller. I am thinking about starting Bernard Pierce and bench Ridley versus that tough Bucs D. Am I crazy to do this? Your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If Rice is limited or out, you’re not crazy

  21. Jagan says:
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    Sky,
    Regular format.10 Team

    Need help to drop one to pick kicker.

    Leveon Bell /Chris Givens/Cecil Shorts/Josh Gordon/Marlon Brown

    My Bench is Steven Jackson / James Starks

    My startes are

    Romo/Victor Cruz/Vincent Jackson/Eric Decker/Ray Rice/Joique Bell/Kyle Rudolph

    Also if Ray rice plays should I start him over Bell/Starks?

    I am starting Joique Bell over James Starks.Will it hold true even if Bush plays?

    Also do you think I should drop Rudolph and pick Tyler Eiffert?

    Thanks

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      L. Bell or Brown…probably Brown.

      Rice over Starks

      It’s close, but I like Bell more this week either way.

      No

  22. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Which DEF do you like best for the week?

    SD (@ TEN)
    TEN (vs SD)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      TEN

  23. The Fridge says:
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    Lineup:

    Qb – Cam
    Rb – Charles
    Rb – CJ2K
    FL – Darryl Richardson
    Wr – D Thomas
    Wr – Steve Johnson
    Te – VD
    Be – shorts
    Be – B Tate
    Be – Harvin
    Be – McGahee
    Be – Woodhead
    Be – Randle

    I have been offered VJax for McGahee + Stevie Johnson. Pull the trigger?

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      @The Fridge: hey Sky – any thoughts from the fake football Jedi?