Greetings, my fine football friends.  I told ya when I left that I wasn’t gone…whatever that means.  To be fair, I’ve been here all season covering DraftKings content here with the Razz, if ya didn’t know.  That’s the lead article on Wednesdays, IYDK part 2.  If you’re wondering why I’m here and Jay’s not, well we’re all human and Jay needed a night to himself, though I heard he brought with him a bottle of scotch, some lube, and the family friendly follow up that every Rick Moranis fan has been waiting for: Honey I Blew Everybody.  Hope you enjoyed your night, Jay.  Now get the eff back to work!  Alright, pimping done, primping starts.  Namely Joe Flacco‘s eyebrows.  I don’t care what he does on the field, he doesn’t get a pass for his forehead caterpillar.  You got cash money, bro, clean that ish up.  Now that I’ve done my job in covering what needs not be covered – Flaccbrow – let’s get down to the getting down.  Flacco had a huge day…oh, who am I kidding he had a huge HALF.  All five of the touchdowns he threw came in the first two quarters as the MRSAneers returned home after two hard-fought games games on the road to roll over and pretend they took ‘ludes at home.  We all know every decent QB in the league – and yes, Flacco IS decent and mayhap, a gentleman – can put up big numbers against bad defenses and Tampa Bay has been just that most of the year.  Flacco finished 21 of 29 with 306 passing yards, 5 TD passes and zero scheduled waxings…minus the one he gave to the Buccs…OOOOOH BURN.   Overall, if you picked him up to stream this week, good on you and you might wanna hold for one more as he gets another extremely leaky defense in the Falcons next week at home.  After that, you can drop him and pick up whoever else plays TB.  In fact, I almost feel bad for Lovie at this point.  Seriously, gonna have to change his name to Hatie Smith after this season is over.  Poor schlub…either way, let’s move on.  Here are some other looks back on the week 6 that was for 2014 Fantasy Football…

Torrey SmithHad 4 receptions for 51 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Duh, I dropped him everywhere this week.  Just watch my roster moves and do the opposite.  But for really-o’s, there was some rumblings this week about some off the field issues for Torrey and it came from Torrey.  That’s worrisome.  He was already a boom/bust kinda guy prior to all of this and I’d listen to what TLC has to say about starting him next week.

Steve Smith, Sr – It’s weird typing the ‘Sr’ after Steve but he is the elder gentleman on this Ravens receiving group but he’s playing better than all the young’uns so far.  After a 5/110/1 day, it’s clear what Smith Flacco prefers and it’s pronounced ‘Smiff’.

Mike EvansWith the surprise return for the Buccs, Evans hauled in 4 catches for 55 and a TD as Glennon and company decided that they may play like zeroes but weren’t going to leave one on the scoreboard.  I’m just pointing out he’s back, healthy and deployable which is better than the Buccs who are backed up, filthy and deplorable.

Louis Murphy, Jr – This game might’ve featured an NFL high in Jr/Sr wideouts.  Clearly that’s the take from all of this.  Oh the other take?  Don’t read too far into Murphy’s game today (7/72/1).  Tampa played in 3 WR sets pretty much all game after going down so early.  A repeat performance could require another 5 TD performance from the opposing quarterback and with the Vikings up next, I’d expect 5 TOs combined before I predict 5 TDs total for the game.

Julius ThomasYou really need me to tell you about this?  Another week, another Orange Julius.  Make my serving a double, bar tender who’s oddly serving Orange Juliuses.  Julii?  Whatever, another weekend, another 2 TD game.  Meanwhile, Sanders still sitting out there wondering when his time will come.  Might wanna give Peyton a chicken parm to get him on your good side.

Cam NewtonGot into OT for some numbers padding but actually outscored Flacco because you don’t get TD bonuses for hitting 3+ prior to halftime.  This was vintage Cam with plenty of leg (17/107/1) to go with 284 and 2 passing TDs on the day as well as an INT.  Somehow, the Bungles found a way to score 37 points at home and…tie.  Honestly, who does that?  When in doubt, blame a ginger and yup, that’s pretty much the reason: Dalton with 2 picks, one putting the Panthers in the red zone.  Oddly, I’ve heard Andy calls a certain ‘other’ zone his red zone from some Bengals cheerleaders.  That’s gross.

Mohamed SanuDid his best A.J. Green impersonation, going for 11 catches for 120 yards and a TD.  Not that this should be anything close to news but opportunity is like 90% of this game.  Who else was Dalton gonna throw to, Dane Sanzenbacher?  Moving forward, Mohamed is a strong sell.  Don’t hit the Sanu’ze button and miss your chance.

Tom BradyWe’ve upgraded our Brady from Peter to Tom over the last few weeks and the numbers prove it.  This week, Brady went 27/37 for 361 passing yards, 4 TDs and zero picks.  He’s looking to be a must start on Thursday against the Jets and a must hold if you picked him up for this week to play.  And why would you have, exactly?  That was ballsy and I commend you.

Brandon LaFellRemember back when Brady was good but didn’t have that number one receiver and like every week, someone new would stand in and be the hero?  Yeah, here’s your weekly hero.  LaFell finished with 97 yards on 4 receptions and 2 TDs.  Tune in on Thursday when that total dwindles down to 2 for 13 and a Bellichick scowl.

Rob GronkowskiStill runs like he’s being held together by duck tape and fantasy football team dreams but had 7 receptions for 94 regardless.  As goes Gronk, so goes Brady.  If you’re worried about Rob breaking down, he’s already moving like the Tin Man.  I wouldn’t call you a Cowardly Lion for cashing in, just realize he’s a top 25 talent when healthy.  I have no reference for the Scarecrow here, move along.

Eddie LacyKey numbers here to note if you’re a Lacy believer: he still had 14 carries to Starks’ 8.  Key numbers here to note if you’re a Lacy truther: 40 frickin yards.  That’s what he did with those carries.  Against a team that can be run on.  Aaron Rodgers almost out-rushed him with half the carries at 7/34.  Who’s throwing up after taking him in the top 5 this year, raise your hands?  Ok, you can put your hands down to block the chunks from hitting your computer screen.

Ronnie HillmanOutperformed probably every projection expected today, gaining 116 total yards (24/100 on the ground) against a strong Jets run defense.  I’m sure whoever called Hillman will let you know.  Go look at your Twitters if you don’t believe me.  They’ll be twatting about it incessantly, no doubt.  What, wordpress?  Twatting isn’t a word?  Oh well, too lazy to change it.  I’ll admit Hillman looked good but I’m also gonna point out that Juwan Thompson went 8/38.  Just in case, ya know, you want who the handcuff is AND who I believe in moving forward.  Oh and it’s all down Hillman from here in my book.

Giovani BernardThe Notorious Gio-B struck again with a huge game: 18 for 137 and a TD on the ground to go with 4/20 through the air.  Might’ve had an even bigger game if Kuechly didn’t try and see if his shoulder would fit in the ground in the 4th.  Jeremy Hill was a disappointing afterthought for most of the game, even when it looked like

Eric DeckerWent 6/54/1 to get his revenge…or whatever.  I’m sure he was signaling ‘miss you, bae’ audibles to Peyton from the sidelines.  He’s still the man in the Jets passing attack but Jace Amaro is second in command.  That’s a reference point you sorely needed.

Theo RiddickGained 81 total yards and a TD as well as 5 receptions before exiting after re-aggravating his hammy issue.  I’m not pointing Riddick out because I’m saying he’s a pick up, I’m simply showing team usage.  Many assumed a big touch day from Joique Bell who did have a strong day on 20 touches (97 total yards and a TD).  But never count on the Lions to NOT divvy up the backfield work.  You have been learned.

Davante AdamsDynasty leaguers probably already know he’s good.  They’re like the Hipsters of the fantasy world.  Hate you guys…eh, ok not really.  But I will say this: He’s the third option and Miami’s defense is stout in the secondary so his 6/77 as Aaron went through his reads and found him isn’t that surprising.  Talk to me next week if he does this again, that’ll get me intrigued.

Ben Tate – For those of you worried Ben was gonna lose his lead back role during injury: West was inactivated due to a depleted defense and Crowell fumbled three times (one lost).  Tate finished the day with 22 carries and 75 yards to go with his 2 TDs while Crowell finished with a more flashy line of 11/77/1 with neither really involved in the passing game.  If you still don’t believe, I strongly suggest you stop drinking the Taterade…or start to?  I don’t know how to work with that portmanteau.

Jordan CameronHe’s back after 3/102/1!  I think…did he ever really leave?  He’s not a top 3 TE so he’s gonna leave us from time to time.  That’s why you spend up, draft upside late or stream.  The in between world can be maddening.

Bishop SankeyAfter many boring weeks, Sankey owners finally got what they wanted.  *Loud/angry murmuring* They just wanted touches, right? *Louder/angrier murmuring ensues* Oh, y’all wanted him to be GOOD with those 19 touches and the 68 yards and zero touchdowns wasn’t enough *soft crying* There, there, Sankey owners.  At least you can’t blame it on Whisenhunt any more.  If you still feel like polishing your Bishop, I strongly advise you do it on your bench from now on and strongly suggest you try and make a trade to move him along.

Scott Chandler – Went for 6/105 as he yet again did damage against the Pats.  It’s like clockwork only said clock goes to 16 and only has two things on it: 2 awesomes and 14 sucks.  It’ll be suck o’clock next week and won’t reach awesome o’clock until week 17.

Teddy BridgewaterWorked on bridging the gap between the starting position and Matt Cassel again, going 23/37, only 188 and threw three picks, zero touchdowns.  The biggest takeaway from this game – besides the three takeaways Teddy gave up (oh, small burn) – was the carry splits.  Namely, unless Matt Asiata got hurt, he’s finally looking to lose touches to the more talented back: Jerick McKinnon.  Asiata finished with a miss tipped pass for an INT he should’ve caught and 3 total touches to Jerick’s 11 ground 6 rec touch game.  We all knew it was coming, we just didn’t know when.  Well now we know when to say when.  Please purple drank responsibly.

Jarvis LandryFor those wondering where those Hartline targets will eventually go…look to the left and read what’s in bold.  Landry finished with 6/75/1 filling in for Gibson who should be filling in for Hartline next week.  I know, I know, it’s sad but it’s Brian’s song.

Antone Smith – Ho-hum, another week, another long TD play.  This one was short by Antone standards with a 41 yard gallop.  He’s the Eddie Royal of the RB world.  Enjoy it, deep leaguers.

Malcom Floyd – Well, he hasn’t yet taken his obligatory 4 to 5 game absence yet so enjoy it while he’s here.  Finished with 4/103 and a TD in a game where Rivers hit three different guys in the end zone and none of them were Ladarius Green *tears*.  Ok, ok he went 4/60, dry those eyes.  And why are you wearing mascara?

Branden OliverThere was a lot of back and forth on this guy this week.  He’s the next Darren Sproles, some said.  He’s just a guy, others said.  For me, I just thought the Chargers found a nice Woodhead replacement for the year and he exceeded my expectations, rushing for 101 on 26 carries to go with a TD as well as 4/23 through the air.  I don’t think he’s the de facto lead back when Mathews comes back but I don’t think that matters.  The Chargers will find a way to get Branden involved moving forward.  If someone thinks they’re selling high, take it.

Andre HolmesHe was a guy I really liked coming into the year and then inexplicably he was buried on the depth chart to start the year.  So yes, after I dropped him everywhere…sighs.  Andre finished with 121 and 2 TDs from his 4 receptions after going for 5/74/1 week 4.  If he’s not owned in your league, yes he is a pick up.  Yes, he’s also a Raider.  Yes, I know, these two things don’t normally go together.

DeSean JacksonBack to back weeks with long bomb TD catches, this time for 64 yards.  These are important things to note seeing as he only caught 3 passes on the day on 5 total targets.  Make it two weeks in a row over 150 yards receiving for the ‘bad seed’ in the clubhouse.  Might wanna ask a leaguemate if they want your bad seed for a top 15 wideout…eh, maybe word it better, though.

Jay CutlerSmokin’ Jay – which is very similar, but not the same to our Smokin Jay – lit one up after this game, finishing with 381 passing yards, putting both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey over 100 yards receiving on the day.  Oh yeah, and Matt Forte is doing his best to live up to my top back for the year accolades I showered in small twitter doses this off-season, going for over 150 total yards, 2 TDs and catching 10 balls.  Well, at least ONE team showed up for this game…

Matt RyanIn the game with the largest O/U, of course it goes U – WELL U – and Ryan throws only one TD pass.  Gonna see a few team names changed to ‘Matt Cryin’ today, I can feel it.  Or just mine.  Yeah, prolly just mine.

Carson PalmerWas a surprise start Sunday morning and was surprisingly good for a guy throwing at ‘80%’ on Friday.  He finished with 250 yards and TDs to two receivers that were drafted in the top 100.  Yes, the Cards have those.  You must’ve forgotten about them because of Logan Thomas and Drew Stanton.  If you’re the guy who drafted Stafford, here’s a worthy pickup until Megatron comes back.

DeMarco MurrayYou, yes you.  The one that asked if you should start Shane Vereen over DeMarco Murray because, and I quote ‘you know cuz the SEA DEF is like tough at home and no one runs well on them and like I know Vereen hasn’t been that good lately but like I just don’t trust the Cowboys to score, you know?  LOL!’  I said Murray, you probably started Vereen.  Sorry for the assumption, but anyone who LOLs at the end of every conversation I assume is dumber than Gronk in Aruba.  BTW, Murray’s 100+ on the ground now ties him with some guy named Jim Brown.  Who knows who that is.  Must’ve been prior to proper football helmets or something.  But I ain’t done talking here.  Here’s the real news: 159.  No, that’s not a flight number, that’s the amount of carries DeMarco has on his shoulders so far this year.  That puts him on pace for 416 carries on the year.  Notice I said carries, not touches.  I can’t promise you that selling him now is the best move.  This could be the year he plays out 16 games, carries the ball a poop ton and is a fantasy monster before having a down year in 2015.  All I can say is for a guy that runs the way he does and his history, I’d be worried about riding him into my playoffs.

Percy Harvin – Had 3 receptions for zero yards.  That’s hard to do.  No, it’s not fantasy helpful but seriously, shouldn’t you get some kind of scoring bonus for such an anomaly?  Oh and as talented as Harvin is, the offense he’s on does not make him a primary play most weeks.  Sorry this is late news to you but I wasn’t a buyer, I was busy drafting Maclin.  *Brushes dust off shoulder like douchey rapper, realizes it’s dandruff, goes to buy some Head & Shoulders*

Russell WilsonSomeone said that RW3 was better than Andrew Luck on twitter.  I literally LOL’ed.  It was awkward, I was in a meeting.  Prolly shouldn’t be reading my twitter feed during that time.  Oh well, there’s always unemployment benefits.  But where was I…oh yeah, shizz happens.  Good players have bad games, deal with it.  I think the biggest takeaway from this game would be: we’ve vastly underrated the Cowboys from the start of preseason and this includes their defense.  I’m not gonna be putting a target on them for streaming any time soon.

Jordan ReedStop me if you’ve heard this before.  I just dropped all of my shares of…yeah, Reed is great but he’ll be needing a walking chair in two weeks.  If you picked him up for his 8/92, good on you.  If you are now shopping your other TE because of what you now have STOP CEASE DESIST.  His medical file is thicker than Burt Reynolds’ luscious chest hair and I hear Loni Anderson’s career got lost in it and never found it’s way out.  That’s thick!  All this to say, enjoy it while yee can and may.

Victor CruzCrumpled in the back of the end zone with a non-contact injury…yeah, that never ends well.  Word as of this typing is a torn patellar tendon.  Sad days to type about, never like to see these kinds of injuries.  Cruz is done for 2014 and you gotta hope he’s up and ready for 2015.

Eli ManningEli looks really good when he has an athletic RB that can catch in the backfield and an o-line that can block what’s coming at them.  He had neither tonight.  Overall, forgettable evening for the NYGs and for all the DFS teams that had him.  BTW, could you spare a buck?  I seem to be 11K short of my mortgage this month.  No go?  Ok, no biggie, there’s always next week…

LeSean McCoySurpassed 100 rushing yards and then some: 22 carries for 149 yards.  This was like a 40 Year Old Virgin moment minus the icky that needs cleanup afterwards…maybe I’m assuming too much here considering the audience.  As the Eagles o-line gets healthier, so will McCoy’s end lines.  This is shaping up not to be the Eagles offense from last year but it’s still potent.  Buying bits and pieces would be keen right now.

Darren SprolesDespite the nice fantasy day, there’s concern Sproles done broke himself.  Word on the twitter street is a sprained something ‘CL’.  MCL?  Probably.  ACL?  Possibly.  ACL?  Not so much.  In the end, given the age and the style of play, there’s plenty to be concerned with here.

Andre WilliamsLooked like what I expected: an RB who runs north to south well…and doesn’t do much else.  Maybe over time he’ll impress but for now, I’d see him as a straight ahead plunger at the goal line that will hurt both his and Rashad’s upside.  Thanks New York!

  1. TJ says:
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    In a PPR, would you drop Jeremy Hill or Andre Williams for McKinnon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough one but Andre for me

  2. Poo Poo Platter says:
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    What’s Odell Beckham’s value ROS in a PPR? Is he worth burning a top waiver priority to get? My WR3 is Golden Tate so I can probably use Beckham when Calvin gets back.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For the upside factor, go for it

  3. Nimrod says:
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    I’m in a 12 team PPR, redraft league with only one waiver move per week. I need WR help. I’m thinking of dropping Hartline and picking up one of these three WR, A. Holmes, J. Landry or M. Evans. I have Tate,Garcon,Wright and T.Williams along with Hartline. Would you drop Hartline and what order would you set your claims? Thank you.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Evans for me. Then Holmes/Landry

  4. Davante Adams says:
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    time to pick me up in favor of Eddie royal or Ladarius? And how about Tim Wright as a stash when Gronk inevitably falls apart?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Davante is still the third option, as discussed. No reason to get overly excited. I’d drop Ladarius for Wright, though.

  5. Chris says:
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    Hey Sky, nice to see you back, you always gave me a smile on Monday mornings (even when I lost.)
    I was a Sanky believer…. 1st and goal, ball on 1, playing Jax, and they give the ball to ……Jackie Battles for the TD???? Thanks, all you to see right? Something wrong here,player or coach or both….but I’m done with all things Tennesee. After starting Eli ( and Donnell) yesterday, I may have to abandon ship on all Giants too. Thanks for the article today.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks, always fun to come back and do one of these from time to time.

      Yeah, I yahoo’s scoreboard watcher pop up thing where you can watch how your teams are doing. You can click on each game to see who the star of each was and the box score. Tennessee’s was ‘Jackie Battle’ with no picture and ‘rushes: 1 Yards: 1 TDs: 1’. Sad, sad day. I said that game was gonna be a barn burner or a dumpster fire and there’d be nothing in between. Sadly, we got dumpster fire.

      Giants o-line is frustrating. It’s not good but they weren’t making the quick plays through the air they had been doing of late. It looked like a quick jam on the receivers pretty much shuts them down. Not a good sign.

  6. Ditka vs God says:
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    Who Jay?!

    I’m thinking of proposing my DeSean for AJ Green in a PPR league, what are your thoughts? The owner of Green just lost Cruz and is fighting for a playoff spot while I should finish 4th – 6th and qualify. I have plenty of depth at WR w Sanu, Tate, and Marshall to absorb Green’s time away from the field.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha

      Sure, if he’s desperate enough, that could work. With Sanu, you basically have his handcuff. If he declines, see what you can get for Sanu from him. His value will dwindle as the season goes on.

      • Ditka vs God says:
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        @Sky: thanks for the advice, the other manager accepted and I’m sending DeSean for his AJ Green. Should be a big help as we get late in the season :)

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Ditka vs God: No prob, glad to help. AJ Green definitely top 5-7 WR. You did good.

  7. Brian says:
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    Sky currently my team is 5-1 and looks like this.
    QB-Luck
    RB- D.Murray
    RB-Ellington
    WR-Dez
    WR – Michael Floyd
    WR- Cooks
    WR-Welker
    WR- Josh Gordon
    TE-Gronk

    My bench is this with only Randle my backup to Murray and of course Josh Grordon, Antone Smith, Heath Miller, Ruben Randle. My weakness is at the RB position and not sure who I can move to fix this problem. I have been told that there may be someone interested in tdaing Julio and Bradshaw for Luck the problem there is I would be using a QB such as Glennon and dont like the idea of that. If this was you squad what would you be looking to move ? I also had Ridley and you know what happened there.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re 5-1 for a reason. Sounds like you need to be more active on the FA pool with RBs, your starters are stacked. Guys like Oliver pop up each week, you just need to be aggressive. I wouldn’t make a trade that ruins the train you’re on right now. Good looking squad.

  8. Kyle says:
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    Would you drop Kendall Wright for Evans, Andre Holmes, Allen Robinson, or Malcom Floyd?

    • Kyle says:
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      @Kyle: also, would you flip calvin, andre williams, and rashad for dez and Deandre Hopkins?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Too much

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For Evans

  9. vinodole says:
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    Do you trust any TEs right now? I’m starting Cook at the moment after losing Pitta, and I’m not sure if it’s worth trying to trade for a TE considering how inconsitent most have been… I’m very deep at WR and can afford to lose one, I’m thinking maybe Larry Fitz for Gates or Cameron or Bennett… who do you like out of those? Or, should I make a big offer like Benjamin and Wayne for Olsen? I’m not even going to try to get Julius at this point. You think I could buy low on Jimmy? Maybe my two best WRs (Smith Sr and Benjamin probably)…

    Idk what to do!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You trade your best in one area for the best in another, doesn’t fix the mess you leave after trading them away. Be proactive and pay attention to stream-worthy defenses and get your hands on some up and comers. Can’t blow up your nucleus to solve one area.

  10. Exactly says:
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    Hey Sky, 12 team league, looking to make some moves:

    QB: Brees, Flacco
    RB: Tate, Crowell, Oliver, Bradshaw, Hillman, Knile
    WR: Jordy, V-Jax, Randle
    TE: Cameron, Kelce
    K: Some dude
    DEF: Streaming

    Would you move Kelce/Hillman for Mike Wallace/SEA (the guy is hording 3 Ds)? Or do you prefer Kelce to Cameron (I like Cameron’s upcoming schedule).

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      Hey man! I wouldn’t trade skill players for a defense. Let him horde until it hurts. Go ahead and try and move Kelce if you can, though. I do like Cameron plenty moving forward and see them as essentially similar enough players that you’re not gonna hurt yourself with a move.

      • Exactly says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, I don’t like trading for a D…thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          He’ll make a choice soon enough. Besides, streaming in the long run is more useful. He’s gonna hold that SEA D all year.

  11. Beachgirl says:
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    Thanks for the great recap
    Need some RB help
    Currently have – lacy ellington Moreno ivory
    Drop San Diego for McKinnon
    Drop ivory for Mathews
    Picked up bills for next week ? Not sure after the New England game stick with the bills?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      McKinnon: Yes
      Talent-wise, I like Ivory more but Mathews is on the better offense. Go for it.
      Defense is about matchups. Haven’t looked at who they’re playing. If it’s a good matchup, sure.

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    I think I’m gonna take the Framly League this week… And I did have Torrey Smith in that lineup at the beginning of the week.

    Well, at least now I don’t have to ask myself if I’m starting Cruz every week.

    /e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice! I almost went with Torrey but chose Mike Evans. Not a bad get but definitely no day like Torrey had. I don’t even wanna talk about Eli…

      Poor Cruz…

  13. ARCHITRANCE says:
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    Start Anquan Boldin or Michael Crabtree tonight?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @ARCHITRANCE: shoot man, thought I’d answered this. Would’ve said Crabtree. Hope you went Boldin!

  14. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Which receiver do you like most ROS? Keenan Allen, Beckham, or Watkins?

    The trade would be my Cobb, Doug Martin, and Reed (who I just picked up since Kelce was on bye) for Lynch and one of those receivers. Like it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Janssen with the Stars: Sorry for the late reply. Allen/Beckham/Watkins

      I don’t mind that trade at all. Buccs and Martin are just a bad pairing at this point.

  15. guidedbyvoices says:
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    hey sky….non ppr…..i give up Stacy and C Patterson for Sanders.good idea?

    I hacve Charles,Sproles,McKinnon and Matthews coming back…..Marshall,Welker and Watkins

    thnks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ooooph, that’s tough. I’m not a C-Pat guy so I’d sadly say yes to that.

  16. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppr league. Stafford’s inconsistency is having me worried. Brady and Flacco are on waivers. Should pick either one of them up and drop patterson?

    Qb Matthew Stafford
    Wr Jordy Nelson
    Wr Michael Floyd
    Rb Lesean McCoy
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Te Julius Thomas
    Wr/rb/te kelvin benjamin
    Bn golden tate
    Bn knowshon moreno
    Bn fred jackson
    Bn cordarelle patterson
    Bn travis kelce
    Bn josh gordon
    Bb jeremy hill

    Def bengals

    K steven haushka

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stafford’s inconsistency is directly tied to no Megatron. Pick up Tom for now.

  17. Chicken Dinner says:
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    AJ or Gordon?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Also, would you trade Wallace for either of them?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Sorry, should specify. I have Jordy/Wallace/Cooks/Mike Floyd/D Adams

        PPR

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, now I see. I’d trade Wallace for either, honestly. Think you’d be hard pressed to get either for Wallace, though. Gordon maybe.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Sky: Guy’s 3-9 (we play against two teams a week) Praying in his desperation.

            How about one of my WRs for R Matthews.

            My RBs are Ellington/McCinnon/PT

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Mathews hasn’t even started to run yet. I’d hold for now

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      AJ or Josh Gordon? Is this a trade? I’m confused

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Basically, would you trade Wallace for either with my WRs?

  18. Exactly says:
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    Would you trade V Jax Hillman Kelce for Marshall Mathews (I also have Oliver)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reasonable if you don’t need Kelce’s production moving forward

  19. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Would you trade Cousins and Golden Tate for Carson Palmer and Mike Wallace its a 2 QB league and a PPR.

    • PooPoo Platter says:
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      @PooPoo Platter: And also would you do it if it was Brian Quick instead of Mike Wallace? That will probably be his counter offer

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        If it’s Quick, I’d take the trade. Just realize Palmer is no sure thing. Nerve issues can be hard to gauge.

  20. Joe says:
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    Hey sky, based on my roster who would be the adds you’d make?

    My QB’s brady & have romo too

    Rb’s: Gio bernard, ben Tate, jeremy hill, ahmad Bradshaw, storm johnson, Braden Oliver
    We start 2 rbs

    WR’s: demaryius thomas, michael Crabtree, Odell beckham jr, Kelvin benjamin, Andrew Hawkins , Markus Wheaton, cordarrelle patterson
    We start 3 wrs
    There’s a flex too

    My TE is Ertz & he will have a bye

    Defense: Giants D (they killed me last night)

    Kicker is prater

    For WR, I’m thinking of dropping Hawkins to add one of these; andre Holmes , brandon Lafell or Brian tyms.

    For RB would you stand pat or drop storm for brandon bolden with Ridley injured? Besides that there’s bernard Pierce, MJD & starks to name a few.

    At TE; I have an open roster spot so I don’t need to drop anyone but I’ll need a TE ; available ones are Garret graham (look what jordan Cameron did Vs steelers), jordan Reed is available too.

    Defense thinking of dropping Giants D for one of these; Texans D watt has been on a tear! Who will be @ pitt, bears D vs Dolphins, cleveland D who will be @ Jacksonville.

    Keep or drop prater? I’d be looking at McManus or Randy bullock

    – lol I’m crossing my fingers for a monster game from Crabtree tonight, a couple TD’s would help me out!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it, add Holmes

      Trading headaches. I’d stay with Storm and hope the o-line improves.

      Reed. Comping Garret Graham to Jordan Cameron based on matchup not the best way to go. Graham’s barely even looked at in the Texans offense.

      Gotta go Cleveland there. JAX coughs the ball up and gives up plenty of sacks

      McManus

      Good luck with Crabs!

      • Joe says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks sky! Lol I’m kicking myself big time I added Eli for this week vs philly ; started him over brady & romo, it’s 122.5 to my 105 romo alone would’ve sealed it , it’s all good it’s fantasy it happens

        • Sky

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          Well I didn’t do it over Romo or Brady but yeah, I feel your pain in a few leagues myself with Eli. That o-line was atrocious last night and Coughlin made zero adjustments with personell to fix it. What a lost game.

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            @Sky:

            Exactly , since I have Odell beckham do you see his value / role in the O/ usage to go up with cruz done ?

            • Sky

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              By default, he’ll get a bump. They still need better o-line play for it to matter, though.

  21. CTapps says:
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    What do I do with Eddie Lacy? Try to trade after his next decent game or hold? In addition. I have Ellington, Mathews, Oliver, Martin, Pierre, and McKinnon.

    Lacy/Ellington were supposed to be my team’s driving force, and….nope. Not so much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Try and trade. You have good RB depth to move on from him with. McKinnon will prove worthy here shortly and Ellington should come around.

  22. Zandy says:
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    Sup sky!
    In a shallow 10 team 0.5 ppr league with 2 pts at 100 and 4 pts at 150 bonuses for rushing or receiving. I’m currently in first
    My rbs are: foster Stacy Jennings andrewill Lamar asiata ap
    I usually play 3 of them
    Can you rank who you’d pickup out of the following JHill Crow Rainey Antone Devonta Blount Starks Dunbar randle bolden white
    Khiry taliaferro Juwan
    Have asiata and ap plus an empty slot to drop

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yo Zandy!

      So you are saying you have 3 spots for 3 players, correct? If so, Hill/Crow/Starks

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks brosef. Yes exactly. Assuming you like those 3 over asiata… Which is fair at this point

        • Sky

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          Word

  23. mguy31 says:
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    Standard League, 12 team.

    Need an RB for week 7. I have McCoy (on bye) Asiata & Chris Johnson (both seem irrelevant at this point) and waiting for Ryan Mathews to come back.

    Would it be crazy to offer my Reggie Wayne or Pierre Garcon for Darren McFadden? Just need a filler until Mathews comes back and McCoy is off bye. If so which one?

    The other WR I have are Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffrey, Justin Hunter, Davante Adams so it seems like I could part with one of the guys above due to the depth I have.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, you shouldn’t be making that trade. DMC has been just ok and doesn’t even have a good matchup this week.

  24. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    RB possible moves, all PPR leagues.
    1. start 2 RB, no flex league with vereen/hill/mathews/ingram/taliaferro/miller, i’m thinking with taliaferro getting moved behind even (eck) pierce this week, one of these may be better ROS stash:
    starks (lacy runs like he’s the Thing going through walls and this may eventually lead to concussion that actually makes him lose time)/randle (even higher risk for injuries for murray, and looked good for once vs SEA for this backup)/greene/white/bolden (i’m seeing that bolden might not get be main guy)/rainey (again). top 4 team here overall.
    2. start 2 RB, no flex. charles/bell (PIT)/a.will/miller/ridley. gotta drop ridley for one of
    rainey/knile (handcuff value)/mcfadden/starks/helu/randle/CAR guys. better choices by far in this league. being safe this one’s probably knile (and i have best team in league here, so maybe reason to stick with safe)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Could drop Taliaferro for Randle. Not sure if the GB mess gets cleared up any time soon.

      2) Knile makes the most sense

  25. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Sky, which receiver do you like the best ROS– Keenan Allen, Beckham, or Watkins?

    Trade we’re getting close on is MY:
    Cobb, Doug Martin and Jordan Reed (picked him up bc Kelce was on bye last week), FOR

    Marshawn Lynch and Keenan Allen (or one of the other receivers)

    Ok with that trade?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still Allen, though not huge on any. All secondary parts of their respective offenses.

      Since you don’t need Reed, per se, yeah, go for it.

  26. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    3. also PPR. start 2 RB and 1 flex. with stacy/murray/cunningham/ivory/ingram am i better off with randle or cunningham for ROS/handcuff value? for some reason Yahoo projections think Cunningham is worth even more than Stacy, and certainly more than other backups.

  27. Drew Chainz says:
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    Doug Martin…lol

  28. Jack says:
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    1. Thoughts on Amaro?
    2. Bills, Pats, or Texans D/ST week 7?
    3. Waiver priority order – Andre Holmes, Davante Adams, Mike Evans, Cecil Shorts, Malcom Floyd

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      1. Nice to see the targets but I think we’re seeing the top of what we could hope for from Jace; that 6.8 yards per catch isn’t very inspiring given the offense he’s tied to. Probably a top 15 TE based on volume but nothing I’d fall in love with.

      2. Bills/Pats/Texans is how I’d rank them.

      3. Lot of good WRs there. I’ll say Evans/Holmes/Shorts/Adams/Floyd

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice

  29. Dom B says:
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    should I do this trade first here is my roster at QB Aaron Rodgers RB Andre Ellington, Eddie Lacy, Doug Martin, and Fred Jackson WR Kelvin Benjamin, Roddy White, Michael Crabtree, ty Hilton, Kendall Wright, and at TE Delaine Walker and Jordan Cameron should I do the trade me sending Jordan Cameron and he send Percy Harvin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure, have no problem with that. Harvin has great upside.

  30. J-FOH says:
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    Trent Richardson, Alabama product – good rookie season, not so good follow up

    Eddie Lacy, Alabama product – good rookie season, not so good follow up

    Don’t even get me started on Mark Ingram. To be honest, I have been watching too many Oliver Stone flicks lately….carry on

    • Sky

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      Different good seasons, though. Trent’s highwater mark with YPC was 3.6 in his rookie year. Lacy was 4.1; Trent was just a bell cow on a bad team. Many – including me – assumed it was teams targeting him solely on why his YPC was so low. They both do get really hesitant at the line for big men, though.

      Don’t think Ingram is in the same discussion since last year. When healthy, he’s produced.

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        @Sky: I’m just making words with shenanigans. They both kill me when they just can’t cut it.

        I thought Oliver looked real good. On one play in the 4th quarter he got an extra 4 yards like a power back. I think/hope McCoy lets him be the lead going forward.

        • Sky

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          Agree, watched Oliver as well. Very impressive runner. He’s the only RB I spent any FAAB on this week despite all the injuries. He looked the most legit and most likely to stay involved with his offense moving forward even if/when Mathews comes back.

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            @Sky: Mathews has been not great ever. I never liked him, more hype than anything else. Something always kinda sexy about running backs with something to prove than the ones who have nothing to prove but just cashing fat checks.

            • Sky

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              You know he was the 12th best PPR RB last year, right? He’s just never stayed healthy except in 2013. If there was hype of him being a top 5 back, sure, he will never live up to that but doesn’t make him chopped liver.

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                @Sky: fair enough, I never liked what I saw when he ran the ball. maybe wrong sysytem but i was never drawn to him. Like baseball, his 12th ranking might have to do more to the fact that so many suck it

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                  Sure, not saying someone with more talent couldn’t have done better. Hell, Chris Ivory on a team that actually knows how to effing use him would be boss. Still doesn’t negate he’s a decent player. Put him on Denver and he would outplay Ball in a heartbeat.

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                    @Sky: thats not saying much this year, I have to wonder if the line jut likes Hillman better.

                    • Sky

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                      Please don’t tell me that was a Ball apology…or a Ballogy if you will. Montee has never really run with much authority. I mean, he’s not as bad as TRich, but if you can’t find holes behind that o-line with Peyton at the QB, somethin is wrong witchoo boy. Hillman is one cut and done. All that Denver really needs, honestly. Montee likes to dance too much behind the line.

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                    @Sky: never understood the mOnte pick when they passed on drafting Doug Martin the year before. I would of liked him better in their offense, from a skills perspective.

                    • Sky

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                      Speaking of a guy who needs a change of scenery…oof. A mercy killing of his playing time by Lovie would be nice. Now there’s a guy who’s lost his mojo if ever there was one.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: like Rob Lowe in the late 80’s

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      At least he’s not cable Rob Lowe

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I love cable Rob Lowe

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      so few do

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: best range of his career #fact

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: oh, no we are. best range, i didn’t say work. But very far out of his “casting” usual.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @J-FOH: yeah, thought you were talking like his West Wing times. Didn’t know you were into comb overs.

  31. J-FOH says:
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    are the eyebrows you carry around why you get the free pass to make fun of Flacco’s? I’m not kidding, I feel that I can make fun of fat people because I am one. Fight the struggle!

    I guess that those that grabbed Beckham last week are not feeling so stupid with the Cruz ghost injury. Jen really hates Cruz so this should make her happy

    • Sky

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      Totally, this is a FUBU moment

      Feel so bad for Cruz but yeah, that’ll be a nice out of the blue pick up for you in the long run…unless they turn to Jernigan again.

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Who do you like for the ROS out of these backs – rank ’em:

    Vereen
    Oliver
    Bradshaw
    A.Williams

    2) Have Graham, Kelce, and Reed. So you’re saying not to hold on to Reed even though Graham might miss a few more weeks?

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Wilsonian!

      1) Oliver/Bradshaw/Vereen/Andre

      2) Pretty sure that’s not anything close to what I said…situational and doesn’t fit your situation to drop him but since you already have 3, could look to sell him. Kelce’s bye weeks are done.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yo! That’s the ranking I had the backs. And about Reed – guess I misunderstood you. I don’t really need him, just wanted another backup in case Andy Reid forgets that Kelce is the best receiver on his team. I like Reed a lot, but I don’t trust him to stay healthy either. And it’s a super shallow league, so people don’t trade unless they think they are WINNING the deal.

        • Sky

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          Perfect! Trust me, I love Reed myself but the physical rigors of the NFL game just don’t seem to agree with his body. You’re fine to hold onto him in the interim as long as there isn’t a ringer out there to drop him for but when you go to make moves, he’d be near the end of my roster unless he has trade value (which it doesn’t sound like).

  33. Chicken Dinner says:
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    PT/ D Adams for Gordin/Sankey

    PPR

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      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t want Sankey; doesn’t look like he’s close to NFL ready right now BUT if PT and Adams are just depth, Gordon makes a good get.

  34. Dom B says:
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    Should I do the Jordan Cameron for Percy Harbin or Jordan Cameron and Michael Crabtree for Megatron

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take Megatron there

  35. Zandy says:
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    Sky with Ridley out for the year what’s your take on what happens to the NE backfield?
    -more Vereen carries?
    -James White emergence?
    -Bolden come back or is he ‘too valuable on special teams’?

    • Sky

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      – Vereen will see more shares of carries for sure, but I don’t know if that’s a great thing. He’s not geared to be that guy, in my opinion. I’m a seller if I own him, personally, based around rumors of a larger percentage of carries coming his way

      – James White could be in line for touches or they could pull up Jonas Gray.

      – Bolden ran decently when given the opportunity last year but he’s no game changer

      In all, I’d avoid the headache unless I’m really desperate. For all we know, BJGE gets re-signed this week and makes it even worse moving forward.

  36. Don says:
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    10 team standard scoring.

    My Wrs: antonio brown, crabtree, hunter, patterson (clearly needing wr help)

    My Rbs: charles, ellington, bradshaw, joique bell, knile davis, jeremy hill, storm johnson

    I was just offered Jordy Nelson and doug martin for ellington and bradshaw. I definitely need a wr but dont want to give up too much of my rb depth. Which side u like better?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Don: You’d still have reasonable depth. I’d be inclined to take it, even though it may seem lopsided now.

  37. Dom B says:
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    Who to pickup Malcolm Floyd or Andre Holmes

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: Holmes

  38. Dom B says:
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    Which D to have for the long run Bills or Ravens

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dom B: You don’t have to keep Ds in the long run but Bills

  39. Scott says:
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    Jeremy Hill was a disappointing afterthought for most of the game, even when it looked like

    Looked like what? You’re killing me here.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott: Ha! Must’ve hit backspace, grabbed a piece of pizza and moved along. I’m sure I had something witty in there. Insert your own. It’s a Fantasy Football notes mad lib!

  40. Scott says:
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    which D to stream this weekend, Bills (vs. Min) or Browns (@Jac)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott: Bills

  41. Bert Macklin says:
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    Whats up Sky! Should I pull the trigger on a Jerrick Mckinnon for my Michael Crabtree trade in a .5 ppr, 3-WR league?

    My RBs: Lesean Mccoy, Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Hillman, Storm Johnson, Knile Davis. My WRs: Alshon Jeffrey, Michael Floyd, Kelvin Benjamin, Michael Crabtree, Josh Gordon

    • Sky

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      @Bert Macklin: It seems skewed right now but believe Jerick is the real deal. I’d pull that trigger, personally.

  42. Blake says:
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    I am at a loss on who to drop for a bye week QB, Iam in 12 team PPR league:

    QB: N foles
    WR: D Hopkins
    WR: D Thomas
    WR: R Randle
    RB: R Hillman
    RB: Storm Johnson
    TE: R Gronkowski
    B: L McCoy – Bye
    B:B Sankey
    B: S Vereen
    B: M Ball
    B: M Crabtree
    B: J Gordon
    B: J Reed

    So vereen, sankey or Johnson? All are starting RB’s and they will get picked up by somebody. I am leaning towards vereen but he is supossedly getting more touches, then maybe Johnson? as his team sucks? will sankey get more touches?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Blake: Drop Storm. Try and move Vereen and/or Sankey in a trade. Storm already getting a ‘reduced’ touches talk.

  43. James says:
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    Sky! miss u not in a gay way.

    PPR which side has the better end of this trade? (ROS)

    Khiry Robinson and Brandon Cooks
    OR
    Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha ain’t nothin wrong with some guy love!

      I’d want the Cooks side

      • James says:
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        @Sky:

        Damn it. I wanted to pull the trigger, but I suppose I will decline the offer.

        Thanks.

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