Have you heard Kyler Murray was not only the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft but also the #9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft? Of course you’ve heard, you haven’t been living under an Antonio Brown fart for that last five months. Wait, you HAVE been living under an Antonio Brown fart for the last five months?! What was it like under there? How did you survive? Tell me everything! Oh right, Kyler Murray—he’s an incredible athlete on par with the Deshaun Watsons and Lamar Jacksons of the world. Murray flashed his freak athleticism Sunday afternoon against the stout 49ers defense going 24/33 for 150 yards with 2 passing touchdowns while tacking on 8 carries for 67 yards and a rushing touchdown. Kyler Söze now has 14 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns on the season as he led the Cardinals in a valiant effort against the first place 49ers, falling just shy of a huge upset. Anyway, here’s what else I saw during yesterday’s late games in fantasy football:  

Kenyan Drake – 16 carries for 67 yards and 6 catches for 13 yards. I haven’t seen a Kenyan run this well since Rio 2016.

David Johnson – Was active and didn’t touch the ball in this one. He’s now the highest paid back up since Dicky “Reverse” Johnson.

Christian Kirk – 6 catches for 41 yards. This to follow up his monster 3 touchdown breakout game a week ago. Captain Kirk now has 12 catches on 19 targets over the last two weeks and has crept up into my WR2 territory, rest of season.

Larry Fitzgerald – 5 catches for 37 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Legend has it, Larry is the man. 

Jimmy Garoppolo – 34/45 for 424 yards and 4 touchdowns—he now has 18 touchdowns on the season. I’ll come clean, I was hoping Garoppolo would have a bad game so I could use my Jimmy G Poo joke. 

Tevin Coleman – 12 carries for 14 yards and 3 catches for 48 yards. 1.2 yards per carry was also my average when kids tried to ride me back at the petting zoo.

Deebo Samuel – 8 catches for 134 yards. If I’m reading my Chinese calendar correctly, 2020 will be the year of the Deebo.

Emmanuel Sanders – 3 catches for 33 yards. Sanders recovered from his achilles injury in record time earlier this year and now he’s back from a very painful rib cartilage injury after missing only a couple quarters. I’ve figured out why Pigskinonator liked Sanders so much this week (WR#17), Manny is a robot!

Ross Dwelley – 4 catches for 14 yards and his 1st and 2nd career touchdowns. George Kittle (knee/ankle) may be ready to go next week but who needs Kittle when you have Dwelley? Several of my best ball teams, that’s who!

Tom Brady – 26/47 for 216 yards and no touchdowns. Brady’s clones are getting worse by the week.

Julian Edelman – 5 catches for 53 yards and 1/1 for 15 yards and his 1st passing touchdown as he wildly outperformed Brady thru the air.

Sony Michel – 3 carries for 33 yards and 1 catch for 11 yards. Should’ve just bought Microsoft! Never bet against Bill Gates company, nor Bill Belichick’s ability to drive fantasy owners mad with his backfield usage.

Mohamed Sanu – 2 catches for 4 yards. I wasn’t excited about Sanu’s outlook when he was traded to the Patriots but I was ready to take the L after his 10 catches with a touchdown in week 9. Looks like my gut was right, I shouldn’t have eaten that 15 day old burrito. 

Phillip Dorsett – 3 catches for 33 yards and his 5th touchdown. Pretty nice day for Dorsett but there’s just too many mouths to feed in New England. Tough to feel comfortable about starting any of them. Speaking of mouths to feed, 16 day old burrito anyone?

N’Keal Harry – 3 catches for 18 yards as the Patriots 1st round pick made his career debut. I’ll be interested in the Big Harry One next year.

Carson Wentz – 20/40 for 214 yards, 3 carries for 17 yards and his 16th passing touchdown. Trivia: how many 1 touchdown games does Wentz have this season. Answer: 6 out of 10. Yuck. 

Dallas Goedert – 3 catches for 36 yards and his 4th touchdown. I’ve said it before, Goedert will continue to be Zach Ertz (9 catches for 94 yards) owners’ worst nightmare.

Miles Sanders – 11 carries for 38 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards. Sanders was unchained this week with Jordan Howard (shoulder) on the shelf. Sadly Sanders faced off against the dominant Patriots run defense. Better days are ahead for the youngster.

Jay Ajayi – Was active but didn’t touch the ball in this one. Some people were excited to pick Ajayi up when he signed with the Eagles this past week. Some people are easily excited.

Derek Carr – 25/29 for 292 yards, 5 carries for 1 yard with his 14th passing touchdown and 1st rushing touchdown. Carr and I have the same number of games with 300 passing yards this season. 

Darren Waller – 5 catches for 78 yards. I don’t even care what his stats look like. There’s always space in my lineup for shirtless Waller riding the stationary bike.

Tyrell Williams – 4 catches for 82 yards. House Tyrell of Oakland is back on the radar in the Fantasy Football Kingdom. 

Josh Jacobs – 23 carries for 112 yards and 3 catches for 12 yards. Pigskinonator projected him for 113 rushing yards this week. That’s how you project, robot! One of the many smart fans over at the r/fantasyfootball subreddit had some harsh words for Rest of Season Projectors’ placement of Jacobs as the #4 running back. Don’t question the machines! Also, please note: Rest of Season Projector isn’t updated with this week’s data until Tuesdays at the earliest. 

Joe Mixon – 15 carries for 86 yards, 1 catch for 17 yards and his 1st rushing touchdown. You toss him in the bath tub and I’ll pour the hydrofluoric acid in to dissolve the body. Wait, he just moved! Mixon’s alive! 

Auden Tate – 4 catches for 56 yards. Sending some positive vibes to Auden Tate and his family as he was carted off on a stretcher for spinal support. 

Tyler Boyd – 1 catch for 0 yards and 1 carry for 10 yards.When I hit rock bottom I was living under a bridge giving out $2 ZJs. Not sure Tyler Boyd has hit rock bottom quite yet.

Ryan Finley – 13/31 for 115 yards and 3 carries for 47 yards. At least the Bengals didn’t spend the 2nd overall pick for this type of production. I’m looking at you Bears.

Jared Goff – 11/18 for 173 yards and no touchdowns. In a battle of the most disappointing top drafted quarterbacks since JaMarcus Russell, Goff prevailed over Mitch Trubisky (24/43 for 190 yards and his 9th touchdown). Baker Mayfield is still thinking about tossing his hat into the ring but these two are tough competition.

Todd Gurley – 25 carries for 97 yards, 3 catches for 36 yards and his 8th touchdown. So that’s what happens when Todd Gurley gets 28 touches. I had almost forgotten. This was his first game with 20+ touches and he’d only gotten 17 carries in one other game this year. Needless to say, this is a huge development and will likely have to be the new norm if the Rams want to make the playoffs. I’m almost on board the Gurleywagon, but I still can’t say I trust him to stay healthy.

Cooper Kupp – 3 catches for 53 yards. This after being skunked last week. If your trade deadline hasn’t passed yet, the buy low window is officially open. 

Josh Reynolds – Had a huge touchdown catch called back on an illegal formation call. I’ve been telling you to add him for weeks in the wake of the Brandin Cooks concussion news. What are you waiting for!

Robert Woods – Was a surprise inactive with a “personal issue.” Let’s hope it’s nothing too serious.

Darrell Henderson – Active but didn’t receive a touch or target. Not even sure if he saw the field. You’re breaking my heart Hendo! Let’s blame McVay and his stupid spiky hair.

David Montgomery – 14 carries for 31 yards and 1 catch for 19 yards. He wasn’t a Full Monty in practice this week so I’ll give him a pass. Look for a bounce back against the Giants mediocre run defense next Sunday.

Tarik Cohen – 9 carries for 39 yards, 5 catches for 35 yards and his 3rd touchdown. That’s back to back week’s with a score now. I’ve always maintained Cohen should be a bigger part of the Bears offense so hopefully this is the start of a trend.

Chase Daniel – 1/4 for 9 yards as he came in for the Bears last drive. Trubisky benching speculation was rampant but Nagy insists Mitch’s hip was bothering him the last couple drives. But what was wrong with him the other 9 drives and 7 games this year? I want answers!

Allen Robinson – 4 catches for 15 yards. Robinson deserves better than this awful Bears offense.

Eddie Pineiro – 0/2 on FG attempts but 1/1 on XP attempts! Besides the Gurley show, Pineiro’s kicking drama was the highlight of the horrid Sunday Night Football game this week. Da Bears kicking curse lives.

 

  1. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    12 team PPR super flex. keep 4 with no costs to the keepers. got an open roster slot here but if i wait too long i can’t input waiver claims while leaving guys that might get healthy later in IR slots. only have 16 FAAB left out of 100.
    QB: wentz, trubisky, rudolph
    RB (2) AAron, mack (already having issues, now this guy is out), lindsay, burkhead, mostert
    WR (3): adams, j.brown, dede, pascal, reynolds, c.davis, harry
    TE (1): kelce, hock
    2 regular flexes
    1 super flex
    D (1): OAK
    IR (3): herndon (can drop when i need to), fuller (probably back next week), wilkins (went out of my way to hold mack’s backup then he gets hurt)

    best order of obtaining: j-will (IND, probably gotta be my priority, but lately people have been blasting RB’s, b.hill went for like 35 this week), scarbrough, hines, j-wash, edmunds (PIT), walton.

    2. drop harry for a 2nd of that group? he’ll probably have to be a drop later anyway when fuller is back. (reynolds could later be another drop when woods/cooks are back anyway)

    only good news is i’m pretty sure i’m through my RB having byes.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like the order you have there and I agree with losing Harry for a 2nd from the list.

  2. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    and russell never had season as good as trubisky last year nor ever even close to what goff did most of the last 2 years before this year, it’s at least possible one of them (goff more likely) could come back from this. goff made some pretty good throws that weren’t caught last night too. it was good finally that mcvey decided to use gurley properly though.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I said most disappointing SINCE Russell!

      Yes, definitely still hope for both but what an ugly season so far. I had high expectations for both coming in…

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        yeah since, there’s probably others though since that never showed anything at all (russell did, rarely) that were drafted very highly between russell and trubisky/goff. they are just harder to remember since they never or barely played. that DEN guy comes to mind (not lock, he’s too new, another one. not osweiler either, after him).

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yea I’m sure there are, it’s been 12 years.

          But you know by now, I take some liberties in the name of entertainment!

  3. Big league choo says:
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    12 team ppr
    Should I Trade my OBJ For Kyler/Sutton

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Definitely. I like Sutton over OBJ straight up at this point.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      this is really nice.

  4. bigbear says:
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    Edelman must be playing the Brady owner in fantasy this week. That drop in the endzone was bad.

    Sanders was moving the ball pretty good early in the first half against NE. Then Lane Johnson left the game… Then it seemed like they went away from the run. What might have been.

    Already dreaming of the Big Hairy One and the good ol’ days of $2 ZJs! Which is short for what?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you have to ask then you can’t afford it!

  5. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    12 team PPR. lost mack for sounds long time. best order of dropping gore and pascal for these RB’s
    i have:
    QB: j.allen, goff
    RB (2) mack, barkley, mckissic, gore, guice (whew he’s actually being used and gave WAS their only good play of the day)
    WR (2): c.samuel, edelman, mclaurin, pascal (i might not be able to drop pascal here till hilton is back since i’m so thin at WR now too)
    TE (1): henry (bye week 12), cook
    1 flex
    IR (1) green (if he’s sounding out and mack isn’t out ROS mack will go here, green dropped if need be)
    order for the waivering of: hyde (dropped by somebody yesterday), j.will (IND), wilkins (IND, probably can’t wait to find out if he’s out longer than just week 11), scarbrough or j-wash PIT (who might be the only tenured WR left on PIT if JJSS/d.johnson can’t get back from concussions)

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      i typed this before mclaurin had a large gain late in the WAS game. 2 good plays they had.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Again like the order you have for picking up. Would lose both for two on your list if possible, Pascal is first gone for me…

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        pascal gets dropped here before harry by first? currently with one complete opening (fuller sounds back soonish though for that)

        • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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          scratch this last.

  6. Sandman says:
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    someone dropped Robert Woods – 12 team league – 16 roster spots. He appears to be by far the best waiver player out there. I have $29 faab left. Should we bid all of it? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes, I’d be fine bidding it all assuming $0 pickups are allowed.

  7. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Love these re-caps, Thanks DT!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thanks for reading, Snacks!

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