As has become tradition around these parts, it’s now time for me to lay down my bold and beautiful predictions for the 2014 Fantasy Football Season. Just in case, uh, you didn’t read the title. If you are unaware of our traditions, well, you should know that there’s really only two dictating factors when coming up with bold predictions. First, they must include at least half the Padres roster. Since this is football, we should be safe from this one… maybe. The second factor is that these predictions must actually be bold. There’s a lot of boldness being pumped inside the interwebs (this sounds hot, maybe?), but then you’ll reach where said boldness was supposed to occur, and it’s some kind of bland statement that “Rob Gronkowski will be fantasy relevant this season.” Gee, thanks? What does that even mean anyways? Fantasy relevant how? Where? I could argue Geno Smith is sorta-kinda fantasy relevant, that doesn’t mean I should pay attention. Mostly because Geno Smith is pretty bad. No, here you’ll deal with focused bold, um, stuff, going everywhere. I have weaponized boldness, so there. For example, you want a bold prediction for Rob Gronkowski? I’m stating right now that he will start in at least two games this year. Bold AND beautiful, and we’re just talking about my jawline…

 

Ahmad Bradshaw will finish with more fantasy points than Frank Gore

Both were once considered “bell cow” backs, which I guess means that they look wonderful around the neck of a cow, and really are the go to accessory when cows are choosing a purse to tie everything together. Or maybe they are a bell in the shape of a cow, in which my only question would be: Why? Both are considered to have their own risk, Gore with the fade, and Bradshaw with injury concerns. They also have young backs that could have a huge say in how they are used in game planning. But let’s not forget that before 2013, Bradshaw had been averaging 207 carries for the past four years… not too shabby. And sure, Gore had yet another Gorish (is that a thing?) season with 276 carries for 1,128 yards and nine touch downs. But there was a noticable fade as the season progressed, and out of the only three 100+ rushing yard games he had, just one was after week 6. So with this prediction, I’m essentially saying that I’m going all in on Ahmad Bradshaw’s health, and am anticipating a continual fade with Frank Gore. Which, if you want to look for a hidden meaning, this also could mean that I think Carlos Hyde is good, and Trent Richardson is not. Also, I love bacon. Not sure if that’s something you can take away from this analysis, but you should know regardless.

 

Dwayne Allen will have more touchdowns than Jordan Reed.

This one is easy, as I’m not fully trusting Jordan Reed at the moment. The concussion history is certainly a concern, and now his “strain” is making me strain. I understand that he has top-5 ability, but with the glut of depth at the position, I’d just rather roll for something cheaper. Like an Antonio Gates. OR Dwayne Allen. Because Coby Fleener is not good at what he does. This is science people. You can’t argue with science.

 

Jake Locker will throw for more touchdowns than Nick Foles.

I’m not necessarily saying that Nick Foles is a bad quarterback. That being said, I’m working off the assumption that last season was a bit of an outlier, and that a coming back to Earth will happen. The fact that he’s in space to begin with, well, that’s anyone’s guess. And while he’s falling back into geosynchronous orbit, just to follow through on the metaphor, there are some scenario’s here where Jake Locker’s star will rise… (too easy). In fact, when finding out that I ranked him higher than Yahoo, here’s what I said about him: “…it’s no secret that the offensive scheme he’s now a part of feeds off of high-accuracy short and mid passes, and with the majority of his running backs and receivers having yards-after-carry potential, well, let’s just say I’m one of those crazy people who thinks that if the team’s offense does well, so will the quarterback. TOO CRAZY.” I obviously feel the same, though I might have gone with a better descriptor than “feeds”. Since this is bold time, I’m willing to indulge the possibility that Jake Locker plays over his head, and the exact opposite happens to Nick Foles. Something-something-supernova, space shuttles, and last but not least, Uranus. SPACE METAPHOR COMPLETE.

 

Matthew Stafford will throw more interceptions than Eli Manning.

This one is pretty fascinating to me, because they can both be so derpy in their own way. And while Stafford doesn’t have something that can come close to Manningface, he does have a lot of weapons on offense. Having guys like Calvin Johnson, and whoever is playing opposite Calvin Johnson… I’m pretty sure a piece of broccoli on wheels could be fantasy relevant as a WR2 on this team, but instead, we get Golden Tate. Add that up with Reggie Bush (until a week 3 hamstring pull) and someone other than Brandon Pettigrew, well, Stafford will make his attempts. The only issue here is that the Lions really have no defense to speak of. While on the surface, this might be even better news for Stafford, the laws of nature dictate (also known as the laws of Romo) that the more times you throw, the bigger the chance there is to be intercepted. See: 2013, Manning, Eli. Look at that pro segue. I should be clear here, I’m not convinced that Eli Manning is an elite quarterback, at least not in the way I think Joe Flacco is elite, but last year appeared to be just so glaringly bad, he has no choice but to do better. Right? Right. Um…

 

Le’Veon Bell and Zac Stacy will both finish ahead of LeSean McCoy in fantasy points.

I like Le’Veon Bell and Zac Stacy. This is pretty much obvious if you’ve spent any time on the site reading my post’s, looking at my rankings, or even looking at my projections. And the thing is, I’m still generally bullish on McCoy as well. Even so, in terms of running backs, anything can happen. In fact, we have amazing ways to describe the things that can happen. You could be Wilsoned. You could be Richardsoned. And, unfortunately, you can also be Spillered. Strange things happen, hype-trains crash, ankles and hamstrings collapse… and that’s to say, this is a very bold prediction. But it could happen, and I’m betting on the two guys I really like to make it happen.

 

Ryan Mathews will have more rushing touchdowns than Montee Ball and Giovani Bernard combined.

Since this one is probably the boldest (or most ridiculous), I’ll just let it stand on its own. Like a monument to awesomeness. Awesomely myopic homerism maybe… but still awesome.

  1. Oppo Taco says:
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    Just had a draft out of the 10th slot, 12 team .5ppr. Any thoughts? I know I need an rb upgrade. Thanks
    QB – cam
    WR – roddy
    WR – vjax
    WR – Tory smith
    Rb – Demarco Murray
    Rb – pierce
    Te – graham
    W/R/T – Reuben randle
    Bench – Lamar miller, Ridley, Ingram, Dunbar, amendola, Starks
    DST – St. Louis
    k – Walsh

    • Gay 4 Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I think your RB situation is fine cause you built in some nice depth. I think you can probably find a better use of the roster spots you’re using on Dunbar and Starks. I’m curious who’s available as a FA or on the waiver for WR’s.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Team’s fine, you did well with depth here to cover it. Not crazy about your flex though.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Jay: I took cam over Ryan/Brady/luck. Think I’ll regret that decision? I’ve never had Cam. 4pt passing touchdown, 6pt rushing TD

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Oppo Taco: No, I like Cam in this format. Actually, I’m higher on him then a lot of my peers.

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    Thoughts on 20-player roster in a 14 team PPR league with no trades allowed, 6 pts per passing TD and point per 20 passing yds, everything else standard. Start QB/2 RB/3 WR/TE/FLEX/K/DST. Had last pick in draft.

    QB: Brees (1st Rd)
    WR: Jordy (2nd Rd) Ball, Lynch, Martin, Murray, Gio, Ellington were still on board
    TE: Gronk (3rd Rd) Ellington was still on board and I had a brain fart cuz’ he was far down board on NFFC non-updated rankings in their online draft room. This was top of the 3rd Rd as NFFC did a snake reversal. Didn’t have another 2 picks till end of 4th/beginning of 5th.
    RB: Ryan Mathews (4th Rd)
    RB: Spiller (5th Rd)
    WR: Welker (6th Rd)
    WR: Tavon Austin (7th Rd)
    RB: Lamar Miller (8th Rd)
    WR: Doug Baldwin (9th Rd) Picked over Boldin, Shorts3, Greg Jennings
    WR: Hartline (10th Rd)
    WR: Amendola (11th Rd) Wishful thinking here, maybe shoulda gone Wheaton or Sanu? *thinks for a second* *kicks self for not going Wheaton*
    WR: Harry Douglas (12th Rd)
    WR: Jonathan Grimes (13th Rd)
    RB: Benny Cunningham (14th Rd)
    RB: Christine Michael (15th Rd) picked over Turbin
    TE: Jace Amaro (16th Rd)
    TE: Garret Graham (17th Rd) Back-to-back Gronk insurance picks, Wright was reached for earlier than I thought 11th rd
    QB: Matt Cassel (18th Rd) Did not originally plan to draft a back-up for Brees (bye week 6), but QBs were flying off board and even guys like Bortles/Bridgewater/Carr/Shaun Hill were drafted. Looking at waiver wire and Fitzpatrick, Manuel, and Henne are only starters left. Did not want to take a 0 in week 6.
    DST: Steelers (19th rd): Really nice early-season schedule
    K: Greg Zuerlein The Leg Young GZ (20th Rd) Last pick of draft! It was between him and Cody Parkey and I took the known commodity.

    Normally don’t draft K/DSTs, but NFFC rules explicitly said I had to.

    • Gay 4 Grey says:
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      @Symptom of the Universe: Ugh. Too long. Next time, trim the fat (useless commentary and bad jokes) off and leave us with just the meat. It’s just easier to digest.

      • Symptom of the Universe says:
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        @Gay 4 Grey:

        Is this better?

        Thoughts on 20-player roster in a 14 team PPR league with no trades allowed, 6 pts per passing TD and point per 20 passing yds, everything else standard. Start QB/2 RB/3 WR/TE/FLEX/K/DST. Had last pick in draft.

        QB: Brees (1st Rd)
        WR: Jordy (2nd Rd) Ball, Lynch, Martin, Murray, Gio, Ellington were still on board
        TE: Gronk (3rd Rd) Ellington was still on board.
        RB: Ryan Mathews (4th Rd)
        RB: Spiller (5th Rd)
        WR: Welker (6th Rd)
        WR: Tavon Austin (7th Rd)
        RB: Lamar Miller (8th Rd)
        WR: Doug Baldwin (9th Rd) Picked over Boldin, Shorts3, Greg Jennings
        WR: Hartline (10th Rd)
        WR: Amendola (11th Rd) Wheaton and Sanu were still on board.
        WR: Harry Douglas (12th Rd)
        WR: Jonathan Grimes (13th Rd)
        RB: Benny Cunningham (14th Rd)
        RB: Christine Michael (15th Rd) picked over Turbin
        TE: Jace Amaro (16th Rd)
        TE: Garret Graham (17th Rd) Back-to-back Gronk insurance picks, Wright was reached for earlier than I thought 11th rd
        QB: Matt Cassel (18th Rd) Did not originally plan to draft a back-up for Brees (bye week 6), but QBs were flying off board and even guys like Bortles/Bridgewater/Carr/Shaun Hill were drafted. Looking at waiver wire and Fitzpatrick, Manuel, and Henne are only starters left. Did not want to take a 0 in week 6.
        DST: Steelers (19th rd)
        K: Greg Zuerlein (20th Rd)

        Normally don’t draft K/DSTs, but NFFC rules explicitly said I had to.

        • Acid Head says:
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          @Symptom of the Universe: I mean without looking at the draft board and who was available/when, I think you really hurt yourself in the middle rounds (6 & 7 especially). Welker (concussions, suspension) super risky, Latimer really making noise and is already being used in redzone coming in for Welker with Sanders moving to slot. And Tavon Austin just isn’t used at all in that offense, and the preseason has given a real good picture of that. For example, used in only 64 percent of 1st team offensive snaps out of 70 total. Rams one of leading teams in league with usage of 2 TE packages, meaning less 3 WR sets for Austin. This + the lack of redzone looks he just isn’t a smart player to target with a 7th RD pick. Much higher upside in more favorable situations all throughout those middle to late rounds.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Symptom of the Universe: Not crazy about some of the picks, like going QB first round, and there’s some risk at the RB position, but the depth is okay. It’s not an exciting team, but I could see it making some noise.

  3. Gay 4 Grey says:
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    PPR league- Hopkins or F. Jackson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Grey: Jackson, depending on roster config.

  4. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… I did another draft in my 12 team PPR 3 WR league.
    Brees
    Brandon Marshall
    Cruz
    Maclin
    Ryan Matthews
    Reggie Bush
    Rudolph
    Ray Rice
    Phil Dawson
    streaming a Defense
    Fred Jackson
    Woodhead
    McFadden
    Hillman
    Boykin
    Nicks
    Mike Williams
    What do you think?? I had 11th pick and I feel like I messed up on a couple good rounds but…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Not crazy about Brees in the first, but I love your WR core, and while your RB’s have some risk here, I like this team overall.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks yeah I picked him 2nd cause someone grabbed Lynch but maybe I should’ve waited down the line fir A Luck or someone like that.. Who would you start at flex for week 1?? Also do you think Rufolph is gonna begood??

        • Frank White says:
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          Should I try to trade Brees and fred Jackson or Bush for Luck and M. Lynch or
          Brees and Bush or fred Jackson for Rivers and Lacy??

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Frank White: Rudolph is fine, so is Woodhead. I’ll be posting my week one rankings on Thursday, so keep a look out. We also have a new flex series coming out, so that should definitely help ya out as well.

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks kid!!! What about the trade offers I was thinking about??

  5. bryce says:
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    who would you pick up over:
    1) jordan matthews
    2)cody lattimer
    3) john brown
    4) any oak WR

    i play in a keeper league so that has some weight, but mostly i’m looking for best contributor this year or best trade bait after a couple weeks. thanks

    also, i’d be dropping martellus bennet for him (i have jordan cameron though already)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bryce: Streater if he’s available. If not, then Matthews.

  6. KK says:
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    Another dual QB squad, ppr, 12 teamer:

    QB: Luck and Cam
    RB: AP, Rashad Jennings, Woodhead, Andre Williams, Mcfadden
    WR: Alshon, TY Hilton, Cooks, Shorts, Wheaton, and Britt
    TE: Olsen
    D: Zona
    K: Folk

    Was offered Joique and Garçon for Jennings…?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: I’d do that trade for sure.

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Jay: got it. What do you think of team as is?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @kyle kendrick: I like it. The reason the trade is good is because of the depth you’ve built. Woodhead is a legitimate RB2 in PPR’s. And I think Wheaton could make some noise.

  7. mindicohn says:
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    in one of my 10 tm ppr auction leagues, got myself into a minor WR pickle…i’m RB heavy.

    QB – Peyton,Brady
    RB – Forte,Murray,Martin,Gore,Blount,J.White & J.Stark
    WR – Bowe,Cecil SHorts, J.Hunter and Boldin
    TE – Rudolph
    K/DST who cares.

    Start QB,RB,RB,WR,WR,WR,OP,K,DST

    Being offered Jordy for Murray…thoughts on straight up or should i ask for tiny bit more?
    Or,am i fine with the dreck i have at WR?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mindicohn: I think that’s a fair trade, and based on your team, I’d do it.

  8. bryce says:
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    also:
    D/ST week 1:
    Hou (WSH)
    Bengals (vs baltimore)
    Jets (vs raiders)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bryce: Jets.

  9. LastPlace says:
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    Week One:

    Luck @ Denver
    or
    Kaepernick @ Dallas

    (passing td’s 4pts, rushing td 6pts)

  10. CL says:
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    Drafted last team last night… 12 team 1pt PPR… You’ve got Bradshaw on yer bench right now over Shonne Greene, right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: Yes I do.

  11. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Razzballians,

    I just added an RCL team to the list. Draft is Wednesday night 9:30pm EST.

  12. Tony says:
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    This a ppr league and someone is offering me Jimmy Graham or Eddie Lacey for Peyton Manning? Should I make the trade seeing who my 2 back ups are and if so who should I choose?

    QB Peyton Manning, Den QB
    RB Jamaal Charles, KC RB P
    RB Ryan Mathews, SD RB
    RB/WR Shane Vereen, NE RB
    WR Victor Cruz, NYG WR
    WR Torrey Smith, Bal WR
    TE Zach Ertz, Phi TE
    D/ST Seahawks D/ST D/ST
    K Mason Crosby, GB K

    Bench Wes Welker, Den WR QBreaking News
    Bench Robert Griffin III, Wsh QBRecent News
    Bench Colin Kaepernick, SF QB
    Bench Joique Bell, Det RB
    Bench Danny Woodhead, SD RB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tony: In a heartbeat. I’d actually target Graham here.

      • Tony says:
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        @Jay: thanks!

  13. Brian says:
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    I would like to know if you would reccomend holding onto James White. I have other options on waivers that may make more sence but would like your opinion. Some guys on waivers are.

    Turbin
    Hillman
    Helu

    Thanks

    • YUnited says:
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      @Brian: I’m a believer that Hillman takes the job for Ball by week 4. Ball can’t pass block and Payton Manning can’t have that. Plus they both have MAN in their name. Drop the Ball and go for the Man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Hillman in standard, Helu in PPR.

  14. Adam says:
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    Random question – is there a way you can link/ post rankings in excel or different table vs. the embedded table? Work computer doesnt work for this format. Also – are you guys doing tiers? Thanks.

  15. ManuteBologna says:
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    Accidentally didn’t draft a kicker so I have to drop someone before the season. It’s a 3 keeper league where players can be kept for 3 seasons – all these guys were late round flyers hoping for a chance to lock up a starting RB for the future on the cheap – who’s the odd man out? I’ll rank them in terms of what I was thinking

    Carlos Hyde (7th round next year)
    Khiry Robinson (11th next year)
    CJ Anderson (12th next year) – Hillman better chance to steal the job from Ball?
    Kniles Davis (13th next year)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Anderson. Yeah, I think Hillman is the 2 guy there.

  16. Gay 4 Grey says:
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    PPR league with return yards. Which side do you like best- Boykin and T. Austin for K. Benjamin.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Grey: Depends on the roster, but I’d go Boykin and Austin here.

  17. Ron says:
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    Jay, I asked you the questions below yesterday and you said that I should drop Baldwin. I have two more questions as a follow-up.

    1) Why drop Baldwin over a more unproven guy like Wheaton?
    2) With the news today that Lamar Miller is the #2 in MIA would you even consider dropping him instead?

    “I have an illegal roster and need to drop one guy ASAP. Which of the bench guys would you drop?”

    QB: Rodgers
    RB: Charles
    WR: Megtron
    WR: Cruz
    RB/WR: Stacy
    WR/TE: Crabtree

    Bench
    RB: Knile Davis
    RB: C. Hyde
    RB: L. Miller
    RB: T.West
    WR: Colston
    WR: Cooks
    WR: Baldwin
    WR: Wheaton
    TE: Cameron

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I like what I’ve been reading about Wheaton lately. Not a huge fan of the Seahawks passing game. I’d hold on Miller for now.

  18. J-MoneyIV says:
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    16 team 0.5 PPR Keeper league,

    last one to take a QB and TE, not sure how I feel about it.

    QB: Locker
    RB: AP (Kept in 1st)
    WR: Cobb (Kept in 2nd)
    TE: D Allen
    W/R/T: Levon Bell
    W/R: Wright
    K: Novak
    DST: Denver
    BN: R wayne, E Decker, Bradshaw, Boykin

    1) general thoughts on the team?

    2) Would you trade Bell and Decker/Wayne to get Julio?

    3) Trade Decker to get Heath Miller or Pierre Thomas?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: It’s actually an alright team. I would hold on that front for Julio, but I wouldn’t mind trading Decker for Thomas.

  19. steve says:
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    would u trade Moreno and cameron to the Lamar miller owner to try and get Kyle rudolph?
    really like rudolph…concerned cameron could dissapoint
    thoughts?
    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @steve: Yeah, I’m totally fine with this trade.

  20. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Jay — What do you think of the two teams i drafted on Sunday? You dont have to go into too much detail, but overall grades would be appreciated!

    12 Team, Yahoo, PPR, no kicker league –
    Q – Brady, R – L.Bell, R – J. Bell, W – Cobb, W – Roddy, W – Colston, T – Cameron/Pitta, F – K. Wright, D – Carolina, B – Randle, Newton, Sankey, Bradshaw, Streater, L Miller

    12 Team, ESPN, Standard –
    Q – Luck, R – McCoy, R – R. Jennings, W – Alshon, W – J. Nelson, T – Olsen, F – Cooks, D – Hou, K – Walsh, BN – Decker, Hunter, McCluster, Sproles, Ladarius Green, Tannehill

    Thanks for the advice this preseason!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: I don’t really do grades, but looking over your yahoo team, I wish your WR core was stronger. I like your RB’s though, and the bench is outstanding. The ESPN team is probably stronger, but not too much. I like the WR core,and again, good job on the bench. But I think you can drop Tannehill for more depth.

  21. Clint says:
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    I don’t know how I feel about those, Jay. Surprisingly, lots of waiver wire gems I could snag already after last night’s 12 team ppr (1.5pt/rec) IDP draft. All in all, any comment on the team I wound up with?

    QB: Romo
    QB/RB/WR/TE: RG3
    RB: Foster
    WR1: Megatron
    WR2: Cobb
    RB/WR/TE: Crabtree
    Bench: Newton, Gio, Vereen, Kendall Wright, Torrey
    DL: Peppers
    LB: Wagner
    DB: Weddle
    Bench: Worrilow
    K: Novak
    DST: Tampa

    Le’Veon, Locker, and Ahmad Bradshaw are all available on the wire as of this morning.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: You and me both buddy!

      Le’Veon is on the waiver wire? Am I missing something? I’d want him over Torrey Smith.

      • Clint says:
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        @Jay:

        I saw that and was wondering about swapping but I figured since it’s 1.5pts/rec, coupled with the Blount factor, adding in Smith’s double digit targets several games last year, and the Kubiak factor (I read one article that said Smith’s going to get fed like Andre was in Houston) made Torrey more appealing than Bell. How would you discount the Blount factor and the fact he doesn’t catch many passes at all make him more valuable than Smith in such a scoring system then?

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          @Clint:

          Nevermind. Found a way to solve both questions. Since my league wound up w/11 teams instead of 12 (somebody dropped out just before the draft), I have a bye week in 4 so I won’t need Worrilow to cover Wagner. Dropped him and snatched Bell, leaving me no bye weeks to worry about until week 7. Hopefully the Smith/Bell conundrum will sort itself out by then and if we’re both right, I have a great WR and a great RB.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Clint: Gotcha, well, I still want to take credit for helping you out. I was totally integral to that person dropping out of the league. Magic or something.

  22. Nate Dog says:
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    Not too happy with the RB Situation here.12 man, 3 keeper league and you can keep 1 player for 3 years, 1 for 2 years, and 1 for 1 year – I had 12th pick
    QB – Brees – keeper
    RB – Ryan Matthew
    RB – Chris Johnson
    WR – Julio – keeper
    WR – Alshon – keeper
    WR – Garcon
    TE – Pitta
    K – Matt Bryant
    D – Texans

    B – Ray RIce (RB), Kelvin Benjamin(WR), Jeremy Hill (RB), Marqise Lee(WR), Dexter Mccluster(WR/RB), Terrance West (RB) , Andre Williams(RB)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nate Dog: It’s okay. Your WR core is fantastic though, and that should hold you over.

  23. Clubber Lane says:
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    Hey Jay-z-

    In week one at flex do you like Justin Hunter @ KC or
    Toby Gerhart @ Phi
    Keep those bold predictions coming my man. You almost have me talked into Can Newton over Romo this week. The rib thing and the walking boot scare me!
    Thank you,
    Clubblane5

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clubber Lane: Yeah, Romo’s back kinda concerns me a bit, even compared to Newton’s rib. For the flex, I think I’m doing Gerhart.

      • romeowhereartthou says:
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        @Jay: i also own Cam and ROMO…. you’re thinking cam over romo week 1? bold, but i kinda like it!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @romeowhereartthou: Yeah, I’m still iffy on it . Right now, I have Cam over him opening week, but could change when my Thursday rankings come out. Stay tuned!

      • Clubber Lane says:
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        @Jay: ‘Alright Alright Alright’ As Matthew McConaughey would say…Thank you j-razz. I like that confirmation.

  24. Paul says:
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    14-team PPR, $5 fee for every add (though I have max roster capacity at the moment)

    QB newton (alex smith reserve)
    RB j Charles, a ellington (mccluster reserve)
    WR k wright, r cobb (j jones, d amendola, j brown reserves)
    Flex R wayne
    TE olsen (a gates reserve)
    K dawson
    DST bengals

    Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Paul: My thoughts are, for a 14-team, I like what I see. The bench is great, and I am definitely high on Reggie Wayne and Olsen.

      • Paul says:
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        @Jay: As always, thanks for your time and input, much appreciated.

        • Jay

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          @Paul: Any time!

  25. Dave says:
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    Hey Jay, should I be overly concerned with Mike Wallace playing Revis island and the Pats and bench him for Golden Tate (vs NYG) or even Terrance Will (vs SF) its PPR.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: Not overly concerned, but I would keep an eye on it. I have bit more faith in this offensive scheme this season than I did last year.

  26. LastPlace says:
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    Chris Jonson v oak
    or
    Rashad Jennings @ det

    is it close?

    thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @LastPlace: It’s kinda close, but giving the edge to Jennings at the moment. This could change for my Thursday rankings.

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Jay: Thanks! I’ll tune in to thursday rankings!

  27. Kevin says:
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    Should i trade jimmy graham for zac stacy and TY Hilton? i’m lacking serious depth on my team but I also have gronk Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kevin: It’s a risk, but I like the pieces you’re getting back. Who are those two guys replacing?

  28. Chicken Dinner says:
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    14team PPR

    Please pick three:

    McKinnon ( I own AP)
    Dunbar
    Helu
    Latimer
    Kearse
    Malcom Floyd
    MQuis Lee

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Helu, Dunbar, and I guess Lee. I want to say Floyd, but he’s only good for 3 games or so.

  29. romeowhereartthou says:
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    D. Thomas, Kyle Rudolph for J cameron, A. JOhnson, J. Edelman

    is your ranking Olson– Rudolph—Cameron? are these guys all supposed to be clsoe in output or do you think there could be a significant outlier here at TE

  30. aaron hoffer says:
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    Hey Jay..
    followed your advice and this is what my draft yielded…
    hope your advice eladds to a championship..
    12 team, non PPR

    QB- Newton
    RB- Adrian Peterson
    RB- Ryan Mathews
    WR- Crabtree
    WR- Alshon Jeffrey
    WR/Flex- Michael Floyd (arizona)
    TE- Rudolph
    Def- Arizona
    K- Vintiaeri

    Bench- Welker, Ahmad Bradshaw, SJAX, Bowe, Locker, Kenny Stills, Antonio Gates

    Any thoughts???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @aaron hoffer: Best team ever. Just kidding, but I really like it, for obvious reasons. Depth is good, like Rudolph there. Hopefully Stills can get some health going.

  31. L-Boogie says:
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    My draft is tonight. 11th pick. As a long-time fantasy baseballer, I have no idea what I’m doing in football. Wish me luck.

    I think I know some good RB flyers, but can you give me 3 WR targets for the mid to late rounds? Guys who could significantly outperform their draft spot? I know I can review all of your prior sleeper posts and your “rankings vs Yahoo” post, but who are your favorites?

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @L-Boogie: I’m liking Wheaton a bit. Amendola could be a nice late-round gamble. Loving some Rod Streater as well.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Jay: Wow, I’ve actually heard of 2 of those guys. Things are picking up! But I’m figuring you’re not telling me to target Wesley Crusher so I’ll have to do more research.

        Thanks again.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @L-Boogie: Maybe a little more.

  32. Kevin says:
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    hilton is replacing wallace and sanders
    stacy becomes my RB2 behing Murray and Vereen bcomes my flex
    1PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kevin: Hmm, yeah, I’m still okay with it.

  33. j says:
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    As a McCoy owner, you make me sad lol
    Trying to decide 2 bench stashes. I know you love Stacy but many reports state he isn’t looking.great

    B Cunningham
    C Michael
    T West
    Dunbar
    Latimer

    • j says:
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      @j: also Helu on the list
      12 team ppr. Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @j: I’d go with West and Dunbar. I’m sure McCoy will get his. These are meant to be sort of wild calls.

  34. KK says:
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    Can keep two of luck leveon bell Eddie lacy and Pierre Thomas… I’m guessing lacy and bell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: Yup!

  35. SMLV1 says:
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    Week 1 rankings, Tomorrow or Thursday?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: FIrst thing Thursday morning.

  36. royce! says:
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    Hey Jay! This is my first year playing FFB – was pressured to join a family league in which a good share are people who know very little about football. I think I blew the draft but hope to compete with the help of my friends (i.e., razzballers)… I’m gonna play a few weeks before asking anything too detailed, partially because I think the commissioner has altered the settings in a way that favors defense, but I don’t know what the standard settings are…

    I do, however, have one Q: Since this is a 14 teamer, my wife chose to fill her bench before grabbing a TE, after all of what appeared to be the top TEs were drafted. Its a non-PPR league. She has Clay as TE and Ertz on the bench. She should drop Ertz for Gates, right? For some reason he went undrafted, which is hilarious, as at least half of the 14 owners live in or are from San Diego.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @royce!: I like Ertz this year, but yes, I have Gates as the better overall TE.

  37. Asst2RegionalMgr says:
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    Thoughts on my draft? 10 team standard scoring, start 2 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Def, 1 K
    Luck
    Romo
    Eli Manning
    Locker
    Morris
    Matthews
    Vereen
    Marshall
    Jeffery
    Keenan Allen
    Kendall Wright
    Golden Taint
    Olsen
    St. Louis
    Hauschka

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Asst2RegionalMgr: I love the depth at QB, there’s some risk at RB, but your depth looks okay. Love the WR’s you got.

  38. randalf04 says:
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    10 team PPR. What’s my biggest weakness? Strength?
    QB Rivers
    RB Mathews
    RB Ellington
    WR Megatron
    WR K. Allen
    Flex K. Wright
    TE Clay
    DEF 49ers
    K Walsh

    Bench – Hartline, L. Miller, McCluster, Streater, Ter. Williams, Big Ben, Bills D

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @randalf04: Weakness: Risky RB core, Strength: Depth, so you should be fine.

  39. Jagan says:
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    Hi,

    Can you pls rate my .5 PPR team?
    2-3 RBs / 3-4 WRs / 1-2 TEs

    QBs – Tony Romo / Cam Newton
    RBs – Joique Bell / Eddie Lacy / Shane Vereen / Danny Woodhead /Dexter Mccluster / James Stark
    WRs – Pierre Garcon / Julio Jones / Mike Wallace / Kenny Stills / Allen Hurns
    TEs – Dennis Pitta / Travis kelce

    Defence – Arizona

    Regards
    Jagan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jagan: For PPR, seems pretty solid. Your WR’s get a little light, but I like the RB balance you have.

  40. I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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    Just drafted in a 10 team 2 QB league everything else standard:

    QB- Brady
    QB- RG3
    RB – Charles
    RB – Stacy,
    WR- M. Floyd
    WR- Patterson
    TE- Graham
    Flex- Spiller
    D- Rams
    K- Folk

    Bench- F. Jackson, T.Y Hilton, Sanders, Locker, Reed

    how did I do?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I got Jamaaled by a bear: Good QB grouping there. Love the RB core, WR is a tad bit weak, but has potential, and Graham kinda helps with that. Kinda… overall, looks good.

  41. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team league, picking 11th. Still trying to decide if I want to go with the who WR-WR strategy. Its a Yahoo league and most owners are not experienced fantasy footballers so they stick with the rankings for the most part. So I’m looking at the following combos. Which do you think looks best?

    Scenario 1:
    2 of Murray/Gio/Ellinton and 2 of V. Jax/Cruz/Fitzgerald/White

    Scenario 2:
    2 of AJ Green/Julio Jones/Brandon Marshall and 2 of Jennings/Spiller/Bush/J Bell (Matthews is ranked 31)

    Scenario 3:
    Obviously a combo. Something like Julio, Demarco, Cruz, Jennings

    I really don’t mean to ask you to pick my team for me, but like I’ve said, I’m a newbie trying to get into FFB and I don’t know what I’m doing.

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @L-Boogie: I like scenario 2 the best, but 3 would be fine too. And no worries, that’s what we’re here for!

  42. Hans says:
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    Jay,
    Had my 14 team standard draft. Thoughts or weak areas?

    Romo
    Mathews
    Vereen
    Nelson
    White
    Graham
    Freese
    Pats

    Bench
    Palmer
    Hill
    Freeman
    Randle
    Hunter

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hans: It’s a good team. There’s also some risk at RB, but your depth should be fine.

  43. bryce says:
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    i just noticed ahmad bradshaw is on waivers… i’ve got to make a play right? i’d be droppind my 2nd TE, who’s just a backup

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bryce: Yeah, go get him.

  44. Ron says:
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    If you could only choose 1, which player from the list below would you rather take a chance with?

    Latimer, Clay, Sanu, Wheaton or Baldwin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: clay.

  45. Hawk says:
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    Drafted 4th pick – 10 team, full point PPR league over the weekend. I hate this team. Someone talk me off the ledge:

    QB – Jay Cutler
    RB – Matt Forte
    RB – Andre Ellington
    WR – Dez Bryant
    WR – Keenan Allen
    Flex – Reggie Bush
    TE – Dennis Pitta
    K – who cares
    DST – Chiefs

    Bench – Darren McFadden
    Bench – Jeremy Hill
    Bench – Carlos Hyde
    Bench – Brandin Cooks
    Bench – Kenny Stills

    This team sucks, right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hawk: I don’t hate it at all. There’s some risk with Ellington, but Forte and your WR core are great in PPR. You might have some flex issues when Bush ultimately pulls his hamstring, but beyond that, there’s really not much here to hate.

  46. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Trade T.Y. for DeSean?
    Non PPR

  47. TJ says:
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    10 Team, Dual QB, 2 Flex, PPR League.

    QB – Brady, Newton
    WR – Dez, AJ Green, Emmanuel Sanders
    RB – Bell, Ellington
    TE – Rudolph
    Flex – Gore, P. Thomas
    K – Novak
    Def – Broncos

    BN – Fred Jackson, Hyde, D. Hopkins, Boykin, A. Hawkins, D. Walker

    I’ve used Razzball for baseball the past 2 years, using this the football portion for the 1st time!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TJ: Did a good job with QB’s, the WR duo is outrageous, and I like the depth here.

  48. Brandon says:
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    I suppose a bit of thanks is in order. I used your rankings for my live draft last week and I am inclined to think I did pretty well. I followed your top 200 list and felt that I was consistently stealing guys. Was curious as to where others feel I might try to improve. 10 team standard scoring. If for nothing else, thanks for the help with your rankings, much obliged.

    QB Philip Rivers
    QB Jay Cutler

    WR Demaryius Thomas
    WR Randall Cobb
    WR Roddy White
    WR Pierre Garçon

    RB Demarco Murray
    RB Zac Stacy
    RB Danny Woodhead
    RB Pierre Thomas
    RB Stevan Ridley
    RB Chris Johnson

    TE Dennis Pitta
    TE Antonio Gates

    D/ST Patriots
    K Nick Novak

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brandon: Yeah, I like this team a lot. Good balance all over the place, depth is good. Definitely could make some noise. And thanks for kind words!

  49. Lou says:
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    hey Jay! Start 1 RB in 1pt PPR: Pierre T (at ATL), Fred Jax (at Chi) or Trent R (at Den) ? thanks!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lou: Pierre.

  50. Barker says:
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    12 team 0.5 ppr return yards 10 yards per point

    2 QB 2 WR 2RB 1 TE 1 W/R 1 W/R 1 W/R/T 1 Q/W/R/T 2 K 2 Def
    essentially a 3 QB league with a lot of positions
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson RB
    2. (22) Jordy Nelson WR
    3. (27) Cam Newton QB
    4. (46) Tom Brady QB
    5. (51) Philip Rivers QB
    6. (70) Shane Vereen RB
    7. (75) Kendall Wright WR
    8. (94) Greg Olsen TE
    9. (99) Jake Locker QB
    10. (118) Golden Tate WR
    11. (123) Fred Jackson RB
    12. (142) Devonta Freeman RB
    13. (147) Charles Clay TE
    14. (166) Ahmad Bradshaw RB
    15. (171) Tavon Austin WR
    16. (190) Heath Miller TE
    17. (195) Hakeem Nicks WR
    18. (214) Cleveland DEF
    19. (219) New Orleans DEF
    20. (238) Houston DEF
    21. (243) Alex Henery K
    22. (262) Greg Zuerlein K
    23. (267) Ryan Succop

    dropped succop and henery for kelce and knile davis

  51. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Jay

    My league awards a point for every 10 kick or punt return yards and 6 for touchdowns. Can you give me a few players that go up a lot in value?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @No Soup for Yu: Yeah, league would seem to favor guys like Patterson, Tayvon Austin, Edelmen, McCluster. Go for WR’s that return, and 6 point for touchdowns usually don’t change the dynamic too much.

  52. Ron says:
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    I own Arian Foster and I’m hearing it is wise to grab J. Grimes ASAP just in case Foster re-injures himself.

    1) Do you agree that Grimes is the man to own behind Foster?
    2) Which of these guys should be dropped for Grimes (if any) -Hartline, J. Matthews, West, Jennings, K. Robinson, McCluster or Streater?
    3) Marquis Lee is on the WW. Do I drop someone to pick him up?

  53. Jay

    Jay says:
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    1. Yes
    2. Eh, maybe West, though I hate to do it.
    3. I’m okay letting him sit for now.

    • Ron says:
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      @Jay: BTW that Jennings is Greg…if it matters at all

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Ron: Oh, yeah, that sorta makes a difference. I mean, he’s okay, but I wouldn’t mind if you dropped him either.

  54. tony says:
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    Would you trade away romo & gronk for peyton???
    Ppr league
    I’ve also got Julius Thomas

    • tony says:
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      My bad…n.m

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @tony: Naw, I wouldn’t.

  55. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I reaaaaaally hope you’re right about Stacy and Mathews. Haha.

    I took Stacy on a lot of teams and am really high on him. He is very undervalued as a second RB.

    Anyhow, someone dropped Welker. I’m not high priority on the wire, but would you claim him?

    What do you think about Hopkins as well because he is avaible in one league?

    Thank you.

    • Tarman Got Him says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Forgey the Welker comment. Haha.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Not big on Welker, but he’s an okay stash if you have room. Just depends who you would drop. I like Hopkins, but I’m not liking the situation around him.

  56. Ron says:
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    Breaking News: Welker is suspended for 4 games….is Latimer a MUST grab above guys like Greg Jennings, Streater, McCluster, K. Robinson, Wheaton, West, Baldwin?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yeah, I think you have to.

  57. I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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    Standard 2 QB 10 team league

    I am lacking a number 1 WR

    Should I trade Charles for Dez and Ryan Matthews?

    I would have Stacy, Spiller, and Matthews as top 3 RB’s

  58. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hi Jay

    One more question before draft tonight! My league uses an offensive player instead of a flex which allows for a QB to be used in that slot. On your QB rankings who is the lowest guy on your list you would feel good about as a QB 1 in this format and who is the lowest guy on your list you would feel comfortable with as your offensive player?

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: I would only put a QB there, and I think the lowest would be probably be Palmer on my rankings.

  59. Chaz says:
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    9th pick out of 16, snake. QB/2RB/3WR(or TE), TD points based on distance 6 (<9 yds), 9 (=40 yds). Double that if TD unnatural (like a RB who RECEIVES a TD).

    QB: Roethlisberger, Bridgewater, Carr
    RB: Lacy, Ellington, Jones-Drew, D. Freeman, Woodhead, Starks
    WR: Dez, Crabtree, Garcon, K. Wright

    Loaded up on RBs once I had 4 above-average WRs that don’t share byes.

    Thanks

    • Chaz says:
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      @Chaz: Not that it makes a huge difference, but the scoring system got a little messed up. 6 for less then 9 yards, 9 for less than 39 yards, and 12 points for 40 or more yards. Double all of those if TD is unnatural to the position, eg. E. Lacy gets a 40 yd TD reception, is 24 points plus the yardage.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chaz: Certainly an interesting format. But I think you shoul ddrop Carr for some WR depth. Other than that, I like the pieces here.

  60. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Hi, great stuff!

    I am in a 14 team H2H with 1QB, 2RB, 3 WR, 1TE, 1DE and 1 kicker league with 4 bench spots.

    I have the 13/14 pick in a draft tonight. What is best strategy to implement? should I go RB RB, RB, WR, WR/WR, QB? please help!! Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Edward Scherzer Hands: Ideally, I would go WR-RB-WR in that spot. Try to stay away from rookies until the end, but don’t be afraid to try and land some value on guys like Doug Martin or CJ Spiller. If you see a QB run start going (after the top-3 are off the board), I would go ahead and select one.

  61. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    sorry meant to add its a points league, also with a flex-RB/WR/TE position.

  62. Pope says:
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    Hey Jay, I’m on board the Matthews and Bradshaw train. Standard ESPN 12 teamer, how’d I do?

    RIvers, Murray, Matthews, D. Thomas, Cruz, Olsen, J. Bell, (Streaming Def/K)
    K. Wright, L. Miller, Rudolph, Bradshaw, Hartline, Stills, Britt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pope: Certainly some risk at RB there, but the depth is there. Overall, I like the team, and I think Cruz is being slept on a bit.

      • Pope says:
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        @Jay: Yeah I know, Matthews and Murray scare me with injuries. No idea what to expect from Bell, really. Hopefully Cruz comes back big, was glad to get him in the 4th round. Thanks man

  63. DMT says:
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    14-team .5 ppr, any thoughts would be appreciated. (auction $, 200 cap)

    QB Matty Ice (10)
    RB Bell (49)
    RB Vereen (21)
    WR Marshall (45)
    WR J Jones (44)
    TE Ertz (3)
    Flex Maclin (9)
    K Parkey (1)
    Def Broncos (1)
    Bn Moreno (9)
    Bn J Hill (6)
    Bn A Williams (1)
    Bn Tannehill (1)

    • DMT says:
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      @DMT:

      And who would you start at Flex this week, Maclin (vs Jax) or Moreno (vs NE)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DMT: Its a good team. Doesn’t overwhelm, but I think it could make some noise. I’d go with Maclin.

  64. Adam says:
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    Just finished draft tonigt… Interested in ur thoughts. Standard league, 10
    Team, qb, 2rb, 2wr, te, flex, def, k, 3IDP
    QB-Brees
    RB-Lacey, Mathews, Spilker, CJohnson, PThomas
    WR- Jeffery, Crabtree, Edelman, KWright, Randle, Watkins
    TE- reed
    def- broncos
    k- novak
    idp- chandler jones, bobby wagner, harrison smith

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Adam: It’s a good team, good depth at RB. WR is fine, should make some noise.

  65. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Jay… What Defense would you grab this week?? Theses are all teams with high projected points..
    Detroit vs NYG
    TB vs CAR
    PIT vs CLE
    PHI vs JAC
    WAS vs HOU
    NYJ vs OAK

    • Frank White says:
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      Oh and I have to drop someone.. Mike Williams(BUF) or Ronnie Hillman??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: I’d go Jets here. And probably Williams at the moment.

  66. Frank White says:
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    My RB’s are..
    Matthews
    Bush
    Rice
    Fred Jackson
    Woodhead
    Ronnie Hillman
    I want to trade to a guy that has 3 great RB’s plus he has Montee Ball so he’d like Hillman. I offered him Rice n Hillman for Zac Stacy.. If he doesn’t accept then should I offer Bush n Hillman for Stacy since my RB situation is light??

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Brotha!!!

  67. Frank White says:
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    Who would you put in flex? Fred Jackson, Boykin, Woodhead or Nicks??

    • Frank White says:
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      Jackson’s projected 12 Boykin 10 Woodhead 10 Nicks 9

      • Frank White says:
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        Sorry, Woodhead 11

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Going Woodhead here this week.

  68. Nightpandas says:
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    4 spots left in my RCL drafting tonight at 9;30 EST….bottle of Canadian maple syrup to the winner…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: How are looking for this league?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Jay: full

  69. 740 says:
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    sup Jay, 10team h2h. who would u rather own. Bennett, Kelce, Allen, Cook?

    Thank u!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @740: Allen, then Kelce.

  70. TJ says:
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    Is Kelce worth picking up off the waiver wire? Im 2nd in the pecking order there. I currently have Rudolph and Delanie Walker as the backup

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TJ: I think I’d rather have him than Walker, but I wouldn’t burn a waiver claim over it. TE is still a very deep position.

  71. Snake Hips says:
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    Need to drop a player to pick up a kicker… 10 team non-PPR.

    P. Thomas, woodhead, K. Robinson, Blount, wright, hartline

    Thanks

  72. Nightpandas says:
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    Drafted my 8 team auction league tonight. Any thoughts….I know 8 teams! But 2 QB and 7 bench

    2 QB Newton, Rivers
    2 WR Julio, Marshall
    2 Rb Charles, Bernard
    TE Rudolph
    Flex A Brown
    BN Rivers, Spiller, Woodhead, Rice, DJax, KWright, Wallace
    D, Def, K …..whatever

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: I like the team, and I love the depth.

  73. Pavan says:
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    hey man love to hear your feedback- 10 team 0.5 ppr, 6 pt passing td
    drafting 6th:
    QB Brady (7th)
    RB Martin (3rd)
    RB mathews (5th)
    WR J Jones (2)
    WR Andre Johnson (4)
    TE Graham (1)
    Flex/bench: J Bell (6), L Miller (8), Maclin (9), Decker (10), FJax (11)
    Lineup doesnt pop off the page, but i guess banking on big bounce back yrs from Brady and Martin, thoughts?

    • Pavan says:
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      also, you would you start at Flex?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pavan: Same thoughts as you. For the Flex, I’d probably go Maclin.

  74. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    just took over in a 14 teamer dynasty and drafted 7 players (2 bench spots were added and i dropped 5 other guys). I found out in about round 4 that it’s a 2 QB league (not exactly but it’s got 1 super flex, so yeah). this was a 16 team league but 3 teams quit, league got shrunk to 14 and i picked this team since it was pretty strong except at RB. it’s 1QB / 2RB/ 2 WR/ a flex/ 1 super flex/k/def
    QB Foles/Palmer
    RB Ellington (only kept RB, which sucks)/Sankey (1)/Hyde (2)/Freeman (4)/Michael (5)(clearly i’m drafting this for future, since there weren’t many RB out there anyway, could’ve had Gerhart instead of Sankey)
    WR – Dez/Aj Green/T.Smith/ G.tate/Cooks (3)/Hawkins (6)/
    TE – Julius T/ ASJ (7)
    K -Bryant
    DEF KC/CAR
    Hawkins and cooks were taken when i was disconnected twice. I could’ve went Hunter/Watkins/Evans instead and would’ve probably taken Hunter. drop Hawkins for which of Lee/Bradshaw/Hillman/McCLuster/West/J.White/Cunningham/K.Robinson/Britt/Streater/J.Brown/Beckham/J.Matthews?
    2. or would this spot be better utilized in a 3rd QB? i’m just noticing that Carr/Hill/B.Hoyer are unowned, and with Palmer’s age i’m thinking grabbing a guy who’s more likely to have a job next year is pretty important (hoyer or carr)
    3. this league has heavy bonuses for kickers. 3 Pt FG’s, but from 30-39 it’s 4, then from 40-49 it’s 5, and over 50 it’s worth double an actual FG, with 6! also, 0-19 missed FG -4, 20-29 missed it’s -3, 30-39 missed it’s -2, 40-49 yd -1, and only missing over 50 yarders is 0. all that being the case which of these kickers? walsh/bryant/graham/santos/murray/parkey/zuerlein.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: For being late to the party, that’s a pretty good two-qb set. Your RB core is pretty risky though. I’d want Bradshaw there. And out of those kickers, I’d go Walsh.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: when i took over team only Ellington was kept before those 7 picks made yesterday. rest of RB’s were shitty last year backups like bolden. thanks. Pretty sick other than RB (esp for 14 teamer), those WR and Julius seem hard to believe all on one team. Had to draft a bunch of RB who should go off in next 1-2 years.

  75. Brade says:
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    As an owner of both McCoy and Ball, I pretty much hate these predictions. But then again, these “bold prediction” columns are a ‘pert’s one chance to really let loose and have fun, a la teen house party movies. Did you consume the requisite pot brownies before writing these?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brade: Yeah, I’m wild on purpose. I don’t expect to get them right, but it’s a fun experiment to do.

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