The longest week of the longest year in human history is finally behind us. I was in charge of running the electoral map screen thingy here at Razzball, so I’ve only slept six hours this week. There was major controversy when I projected Florida for Joe Exotic late Tuesday night, but I’m standing by that call. Now we’re all ready to move past the circus and on to the electoral main event: Sexiest Man on Earth voting. Since February I’ve been campaigning long and hard and sweaty for Kyler Murray, who delivered against the Dolphins to the tune of 21/26 for 283 yards, 11 carries for 106 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown—he now has 16 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns on the season. I’m not the only one in love with Kyler, our Pigskinonator projections robot has been all over him too. In fact, the Pig-bot projected the young speedster as it’s #1 fantasy QB for week 9, three spots ahead of the expert consensus. The bot is dialed in with bacon grease and humming at midseason form. Which makes sense since it’s midseason. If you haven’t yet, sign up for the free trial of all our tools and test out Pigskinonator for yourself. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

CHI at TEN

David Montgomery – 14 carries for 30 yards, 3 catches for 12 yards. Da Bears kept da clothes on Full Monty again this week. To give an idea of just how bad the Chicago offense can be: their leading rusher in the first half of this game was linebacker Barkavious Mingo who ran for 11 yards on a punt fake. Montgomery did leave in the 4th quarter with a concussion and was replaced by Ryan Nall (4 catches for 35 yards and his 1st touchdown) and Cordarrelle Patterson (3 carries for 13 yards). I wouldn’t touch either, even with your team.

Allen Robinson – 7 catches for 81 yards. Robinson had 7 yards less than Mingo in the first half. Owning Bears players is painful most of the time.

Jimmy Graham – 6 catches for 55 yards and his 5th touchdown. Hands off Jimmy! Don’t touch Jimmy!

Derrick Henry – 21 carries for 68 yards. The Predator was civilized against the tough Bears defense, but he’s still in the elite group of fantasy backs rest of season.

A.J. Brown – 4 catches for 101 yards and his 6th touchdown. And that’s six touchdowns in the last five weeks since returning form injury. Brownie belongs in the elite fantasy wide receiver conversation, probably for the next 8 years or so. Mmmm, brownie.

Jonnu Smith – 2 catches for 32 yards and his 6th touchdown. After a three game drought, Prince Jonnu found touchdown kingdom once again. Don’t expect consistency, Smith is a boom or bust TE option.

 

SEA at BUF 

Russell Wilson – 28/41 for 390 yards, 2 carries for 5 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, his 1st rushing touchdown and 2 interceptions—he now has 28 passing touchdowns on the year. Truth is, Russ was cooking like my drunk Aunt Muriel in this game and he still put up huge fantasy numbers.  

Tyler Lockett – 4 catches for 40 yards. Lockett will return to Russ’s kitchen soon. Now’s a great time to try buying low after consecutive subpar performances. Use our free trade analyzer to help craft the perfect deal. 

D.K. Metcalf – 7 catches for 108 yards and his 8th touchdown. He’s another strong candidate in the race for Sexiest Man on Earth. 

DeeJay Dallas – 7 carries for 31 yards, 2 catches for 8 yards and his 3rd touchdown.  I said it last week: this Chris Carson (foot) injury was downplayed by Petey Sunshine, but you can’t trust Sneaky Pete. Carson could be back next week, or he could miss another week or two or three; if he does miss more time, DeeJay should continue to be a solid RB2.

Josh Allen – 31/38 for 415 yards, 7 carries for 14 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown—he now has 19 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns on the year. Consistency isn’t his middle name. I mean, consistency would be a pretty silly name wouldn’t it?

Stefon Diggs – 9 catches for 118 yards. My Mannnnnnnn. It’s been a few days since I mentioned how much I liked Diggs coming into this year.

Gabriel Davis – 4 catches for 70 yards and his 3rd touchdown. He’s not redraft relevant except in the deepest leagues, but Gabriel is coming up on Solsbury Hill in dynasty leagues.

Zack Moss – 9 carries for 18 yards, 2 catches for 30 yards and his  4th touchdown. Maybe it’s premature to say I told ya so, but I’ve said many times that Moss is going to overtake Devin Singletary (2 carries for 1 yard, 3 catches for 33 yards) as the top RB in Buffalo. 

 

BAL at IND

Lamar Jackson – 19/23 for 170 yards, 13 carries for 58 yards and his 3rd rushing touchdown. I know we’ve jokingly called him a running back but it’s starting to feel like I’m starting a running back in my QB slot. Which…isn’t good. The tough schedule continues thru week 12 but if you have a playoff spot locked up then LamJack could be a nice acquisition. 

J.K. Dobbins – 12 carries for 30 yards, 2 catches for 5 yards. This was not the breakout follow through I was hoping for. Hey Harbaugh, do we really have to do this Gus Edwards (11 carries for 23 yards, 2 catches for 11 yards and his 3rd touchdown) thing?

Marquise Brown – 3 catches for 38 yards. That’s it, I’m cancelling my vacation to Hollywood!

Jonathan Taylor – 6 carries for 27 yards, 2 catches for 7 yards and his 4th touchdown. Taylor was once again out-touched by Jordan Wilkins (11 carries for 39 yards, 2 catches for -1 yards) but at least the rookie found the end zone this week. I’m ready to triple down on the kid from Home Improvement

Michael Pittman – 4 catches for 56 yards. T.Y. Hilton‘s groin injury opens the door for the big rookie out of USC to break out. He’s worth adding if you need an upside WR3.

 

HOU at JAC

Brandin Cooks – 3 catches for 83 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Cooks now has touchdowns in three of the past four games, as well as nine targets each of the last three games and 12 targets in the game before that. Plus he made a great stew on Saturday. Cooks is back on the WR2 radar. 

Will Fuller – 5 catches for 100 yards and his 6th touchdown. And that’s six straight games with a touchdown AND six straight games without a hamstring injury! He continues to be a WR1 while healthy.

David Johnson – 2 carries for 16 yards before leaving in the first quarter with a concussion. My fault again, guys. I traded for David Johnson last week. If DJ gets stuck in the protocol the Texans will turn the record slinging over to their backup DJ, Duke Johnson (16 carries for 41 yards, 4 catches for 32 yards and his 1st touchdown). 

Jake Luton – 26/38 for 304 yards, 1 carry for 13 yards with his 1st career passing touchdown, rushing touchdown and interception. The Jaguars’ other 6th round QB did lead them on a nice comeback, but where’s the facial hair? Hopefully The Stache will bring the facial hair back next week.

D.J. Chark – 7 catches for 146 and his 4th touchdown. Get to da bomb shelter, Charknado is coming! This was his first TD since October 4th, I guess having a healthy QB does matter.

James Robinson – 25 carries for 99 yards and his 7th touchdown. If you would’ve told me in July that someone named James Robinson would be getting 20+ carries while consistently producing double the fantasy production of Zeke Elliott, then I would’ve asked you to share those magic mushrooms with me. 

 

CAR at KC

Christian McCaffrey – 18 carries for 69 yards (nice), 10 catches for 82 yards and his 5th and 6th touchdowns.  Welcome back, to that same old place you laughed about. It’s confirmed, Mike Davis (1 carry for 3 yards, 5 catches for 34 yards) is indeed chopped liver. EDIT: CMC left on the next to last play of them game with a rib injury (or shoulder?), maybe Davis isn’t chopped liver.

D.J. Moore – 2 catches for 18 yards. 3 targets?! WTF! There’s more than three Targets in my town! On even has a Pizza Hut inside. Moore is suddenly looking like a risky WR3.

Robby Anderson – 9 catches for 63 yards. Anderson saw a whopping 13 targets. I would kick a puppy if it meant D.J. Moore got 13 targets.

Curtis Samuel – 9 catches for 105 yards, 3 carries for 13 yards and his 4th touchdown. And that makes four touchdowns in the last three weeks. Wow, nine targets too. Who do I have touch and squeeze to get DJ nine targets?

Patrick Mahomes – 30/45 for 372 yards and 4 passing touchdowns—he now has 25 passing touchdowns on the year. Mahomie is in the zone. After a string of mediocre fantasy lines, it just took a date with the Jets to get the ketchup flowing.

Tyreek Hill – 9 catches for 113 yards, 1 carry for 8 yards and his 9th and 10th touchdowns. Reek saw a whopping 18 targets and Travis Kelce (10 catches for 159 yards) saw 12 targets. I like how Mahomes shoves the ball down his best players’ throat like a juicy piece of steak covered in ketchup.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 5 carries for 14 yards, 3 catches for 20 yards and his 3rd touchdown. It wasn’t a great game script for the Clydesdale, but he still managed to gallop into the end zone. I’d be buying low on CEH this week if possible.

Le’Veon Bell – 4 carries for 8 yards, 1 catch for -5 yards. I thought there was a little too much excitement for Le’Veon when he signed with the Chiefs, but I didn’t think it would be this bad. In three games with KC he now has 16 carries, 4 targets and no touchdowns. No bueno.

 

NYG at WAS

Wayne Gallman – 14 carries for 68 yards, 1 catch for 9 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Gallman’s an average running back and Devonta Freeman (ankle) may be back next week. Hold on loosely.

Alfred Morris – 9 carries for 67 yards, 1 catch for 4 yards. 2012 called and they want Alfred Morris’s rushing yards back.

Evan Engram – 5 catches for 48 yards and his 2nd touchdown. It’s happening! This is it! I’m falling for it again! 

Antonio Gibson – 6 carries for 20 yards, 3 catches for 35 yards and his 5th touchdown.  The Football Team only ran the ball nine times. Not very football team like. 

Terry McLaurin – 7 catches for 115 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Kyle Allen (5/7 for 62 yards) left early with ankle injury but Alex Smith (24/32 for 325 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions) realized he had a high-powered race car at his disposal this time around.

 

DET at MIN

Matthew Stafford – 23/32 for 211 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions—he now has 14 passing touchdowns on the year. It was an eventful week for the Staff Infection. He didn’t practice all week after a COVID scare, but suited up following his negative test Sunday morning. Then Stafford left the game with a possible concussion after a second half sack. Chase Daniel (8/13 for 94 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception) is the unexciting superflex add if Stafford misses time.

Marvin Jones Jr. – 3 catches for 43 yards and his 4th touchdowns. And the 3rd touchdown in two weeks for Marvin Martian and he’s a useful WR2 as long as Kenny Golladay (hip) is out. 

D’Andre Swift – 13 carries for 64 yards, 3 catches for 33 yards. It’s a predictable and annoying timeshare with Adrian Peterson (8 carries for 29 yards, 3 catches for 14 yards) who somehow saw the same amount of targets as Swift (5). Patricia’s madness knows no bounds, just wait til Bo Scarbrough gets into the mix.

T.J. Hockenson – 5 catches for 39 yards and his 5th touchdown. That makes four touchdowns in the last five games. Hock is blossoming into a man right before our eyes. 

Dalvin Cook – 22 carries for 206 yards, 2 catches for 46 yards and his 12th and 13th touchdowns. That makes 13 touchdowns in only seven games for the Cook and my abacus tells me this pro-rates out to 29.7 touchdowns over 16 games. Is Cook the #1 fantasy player rest of season? I’ve consulted my magic eight ball (not cocaine) which I keep next to my abacus: “Better not tell you now.” C’mon, what kind of answer is that!?

Adam Thielen – 2 catches for 38 yards. I’ve been yelling from the top of my barn to sell Thielen for weeks, I hope you listened to the crazy donkey on the barn roof.

Justin Jefferson – 3 catches for 64 yards. He would’ve had a TD too but drew an obvious pass interference in the end zone. Call me crazy, but I’d rather have Jefferson than Thielen rest of season.

 

DEN at ATL

Melvin Gordon – 6 carries for 18 yards, 1 catch for 9 yards. Maybe this game can count as time served on any future DUI suspension?

Phillip Lindsay – 8 carries for 23 yards. If there was anything encouraging about this game for Lindsay owners (narrator: there wasn’t) it would be that he got three targets compared to Melvin’s one target. Gordon has been leading the receiving game out of the backfield until this week. Lindsay is the Bronco back I want to ride looking toward the future.

Jerry Jeudy – 7 catches for 125 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Judge Jeudy had a great game, but unfortunately he’ll be busy sorting thru voter fraud lawsuits for the rest of the season. Tim Patrick (4 catches for 29 yards and his 3rd touchdown) found the end zone in his return as well.

Noah Fant – 3 catches for 45 yards. Don’t You Wanna Fanta left briefly with an ankle injury and didn’t do much after his return. Remember the ankle bothered him earlier in the year so this is something to keep a close eye on.

Julio Jones – 5 catches for 54 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Uncle Julio brought the burritos to the Denver game. I wouldn’t want to be in that locker room post game.

Olamide Zaccheaus – 4 catches for 103 yards and his 1st touchdown. With Calvin Ridley (foot) out, Oh Llama Day stepped right up. He could be useful in deeper leagues if Ridley misses more time.

Todd Gurley – 19 carries for 53 yards, 2 catches for 2 yards and his 9th touchdown. I’ve seen people saying the Toddfather was a sell high for a few weeks now. I get the logic, but I personally wouldn’t want to get on the Toddfather’s bad side. We know he’s connected. Also, IF he can stay healthy there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to post RB1 numbers.

 

LV at LAC

Josh Jacobs – 14 carries for 65 yards, 1 catch for 3 yards and his 6th touchdown. Devontae Booker (8 carries for 68 yards and his 1st touchdown) stealing eight carries and looking good while doing it isn’t a great development for the Jinglehammer. Hopefully, this is an aberration and not a developing RBBC. I would guess aberration, but I should check the dictionary first.

Darren Waller – 5 catches for 22 yards and his 4th touchdown. Kyler’s running mate for Sexiest Man, he’s easily the sexiest tight end. No offense intended to Kelce, but the shirtless pics don’t compare.

Nelson Agholor – 2 catches for 55 yards and his 5th touchdown. And that’s his 4th touchdown in the past 5 weeks. The target share isn’t consistent (3, 4, 2, 9, 2, 3 targets over the past six games) so Agholor’s a risky WR3, at best. Hard to believe he has the most receiving touchdowns in Vegas.

Justin Herbert – 28/42 for 326 yards, 5 carries for 24 yards and 2 touchdowns—he now has 17 passing touchdowns in his seven starts. It’s heart breaking loss after heart breaking loss for the rookie. Almost like the Falcons were meant to draft him. Regardless, the fantasy numbers are there every week and the kid has a fantastic playoff schedule.

Keenan Allen – 9 catches for 103 yards and his 4th touchdown. Since stepping in, Herbert has been playing a perfect Kel to Keenan. Allen has seen double digit targets in every single Herbert start but one, and he was injured in that one exception. Like I’ve said the past couple weeks, he’s a locked in WR1.

Mike Williams – 5 catches for 81 yards. The rookie QB has a lot of trust in Big Mike, especially down in the red zone. But Williams did get banged up on the next to last play of the game and was down for awhile before walking off—assemble prayer octagon. 

Justin Jackson – Recorded no touches before leaving on the first drive with a knee injury. Apparently JJax did return at some point but never touched the ball. With Jackson out it was *checks notes* Kalen Ballage (15 carries for 69 yards, 2 catches for 15 yards and his 1st touchdown) who did the heavy lifting? Huh? Joshua Kelley (9 carries for 28 yards) continues to be an after thought. They just signed the mediocre Ballage and he’s somehow already ahead of Kelley in the pecking order. I’m writing this entire Chargers backfield off until Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is back—which probably won’t be until December, unfortunately.

 

PIT at DAL

James Conner – 9 carries for 22 yards, 2 catches for -2 yards. Woof. 20 yards against the pathetic Cowboys defense? I’ll give Conner a negative game script pass, just this once.

Chase Claypool – 8 catches for 69 yards. Claypool led the team with 13 targets and legitimately looks like a superstar in his prime. The eye test has been passed. Speaking of which I have to go to the DMV for an eye test this week so if you never hear from me again, you know what happened.

Diontae Johnson – 6 catches for 77 yards. Diontae finished second on the team with 10 targets. This is one Johnson I’d pay top dollar for, buy him now.

Juju Smith-Schuster – 6 catches for 93 yards and his 3rd touchdown. This marks the first time JuJu has found the end zone since September. I continue to rank him third among the Steeler receiving trio.

Ezekiel Elliott – 18 carries for 51 yards, 2 catches for 18 yards. Zeke hasn’t found the end zone in any of the four games since Dak went down and it’s becoming difficult to value him as anything more than a volume based RB2. To be fair, this week it was against the elite Steeler run defense, but Tony Pollard (9 carries for 57 yards, 1 catch for 1 yard) had no problem ripping off some chunks of yardage.

Amari Cooper – 5 catches for 67 yards. Since Dak went away Amari has struggled to produce as well, not exceeding 80 receiving yards in any game. Of course it’s been a revolving door of diarrhea at QB but there’s no signs of the shits subsiding anytime soon. I’m considering Cooper a mid to low end WR2.  

CeeDee Lamb – 4 catches for 71 yards and his 3rd touchdown. The best CD I’ve owned since my mom bought me Thiller back in the ’90s. As far as valuation goes, I’d rank him just below Amari.

 

MIA at ARI

Tua Tagovailoa – 20/28 for 248 yards, 7 carries for 35 yards and his 2nd and 3rd passing touchdowns. That’s more like it. This rushing production is what I was hoping to see from the Dolphins rookie. Still think there’s a good chance he’s better than both Herbert and Burrow, and that’s not at all a knock on those two.

Jordan Howard – 10 carries for 19 yards and his 4th touchdown. Howard now has more rushing touchdowns than rushing yards this year. I’m joking, but he’s not that far off—Howard has a comical 28 carries for 33 yards on the season. Myles Gaskin (knee) will be out at least two more weeks, but Matt Breida (hamstring) should be back for next week and he’s the one I’d want to roster while Gaskin is out.

Preston Williams – 4 catches for 60 yards and his 4th touchdown. Saucy Boi! Annnnnd he’s hurt. Williams left with a foot injury sustained on his TD catch in the 2nd quarter because donkeys can’t have nice things. I’m expecting him to miss a couple weeks. 

DeVante Parker – 6 catches for 64 yards. Tua had shown a preference for Saucy Boi in his first game and a half prior to the foot injury, so the absence of Sauciness is a positive for Parker owners.  

DeAndre Hopkins – 3 catches for 30 yards. The Cardinals spent their bye week figuring out how to get Hopkins only 3 targets in a game. Guess Kingsbury was tired of winning.

Christian Kirk – 5 catches for 123 yards and his 6th touchdown. It wasn’t very Christian of Kirk to show the Dolphins defense up like this. He led the team in targets and he’s a solid WR2 option moving forward.

Chase Edmonds – 25 carries for 70 yards, 3 catches for 18 yards. With Kenyan Drake (ankle) away, Edmonds dominated the running back touches in the desert. Unless you consider Kyler a running back. Drake didn’t practice all week so the odds probably favor Edmonds getting another opportunity to take the backfield over next week.

 

NO at TB

Drew Brees – 26/32 for 222 and 4 touchdowns—he now has 17 passing touchdowns and only 3 interceptions on the year. Pretty good for a guy who was questionable all week with a right shoulder injury. Goes to show you, QBs don’t really need their shoulders.

Alvin Kamara – 9 carries for 40 yards, 5 catches for 9 yards and his 8th touchdown. Kamara’s streak of games with 100 total yards comes to an end at six and he might’ve kept it going if this wasn’t the least competitive game since the last the last time the Jets played.

Michael Thomas – 5 catches for 51 yards. After a two month vacation you’d think he could contribute a little more. The Boof (aka Al_FF_red) caught some heat for ranking Thomas #21 in his rest of season wide receiver rankings last week. Sure, it seems low now that he’s actually on the field, but it’s better to be on the conservative side when guys are dealing with nagging soft tissue injuries. I do think it’s now time to more Thomas back up into the elite WR tier but know there’s still so risk of reinjury.

Emmanuel Sanders – 4 catches for 38 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Manny really seemed to be settling in before Corona came for him, so it’s good to see him pick up right where he left off.

Tom Brady – 22/38 for 209 yards, 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. If you didn’t watch then all I can say is this was an epically bad game for Brady and all of Tampa. They ran the ball a total of 4 times (new NFL record low!) and I think three of those rushes went to Ronald Jones (3 carries for 9 yards, 3 catches for 9 yards) on the first drive. Leonard Fournette (1 carry for 0 yards, 6 catches for 41 yards) actually wished he was back in Jacksonville. Chris Godwin (3 catches for 41 yards) broke his other hand and both feet so he wouldn’t have to play anymore. Rob Gronkowski (1 catch for 2 yards) is going back into retirement to practice pottery and Mike Evans (4 catches for 64 yards), well he actually had kind of a decent game compared to the other Buccaneers. On the plus side, Brady has a way of bouncing back from terrible games with a vengeance, so I wouldn’t hesitate to start all of the above next week.

Antonio Brown – 3 catches for 31 yards. Can we just blame this unspeakable Buccaneers’ performance on AB? I’m sure it was somehow his fault.

 

 

 

 

  1. William Hung says:
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    Not sure why the Ravens refuse to make JK Dobbins a thing. On the plus side, it’s good to know I was right about Zack Moss being the better play over Dobbins. Also surprising, Wayne Gallman with a TD for a 3rd straight game. Hope the GMen keep playing him.

    From a fantasy perspective, because I played Dobbins over Moss since that ECR was juicy, I had a 2nd straight week where none of my R/W/T guys scored a TD. So frustrating to see the lack of Y! TD notifications hit my phone.

    Hope for better fortunes in W10

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yeah, the Ravens are very frustrating. I think the Giants hand it back over to Freeman if and when he’s healthy.

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah but I think Gallman has shown he’s due for a higher snap count % compared to before Freeman’s injury. Whether that makes him fantasy relevant is a different question. The shocking thing is that past 3 weeks he’s outperformed a lot of other safer RBs.

        Are you still recommending we hold Dobbins – for me personally, I might keep him on my bench, but not playing him over Moss.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Agreed on Gallman.

          Yes, Dobbins is still must hold. And yeah I’m with you, Moss over Dobbins for now.

  2. Water boy says:
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    Hey man ! On to week 10! My QB has a week 13 bye (Brady), I added Brees who has ATL week 13. Hold brees or drop brees for one of:

    Tua week 13 vs Bengals

    Drew lock week 13 @ KC

    Tannehill vs browns

    Cousins va jags

    Nick Mullen vs bills

    Goff @ Arizona

    Question 2:
    I added cardinals D & started then vs Miami . Yeah I’m dumping cards D, on my bench is KC D who did bad too + they have a bye

    Available D’s: for week 10 & 11:

    Titans D :
    week 10 vs colts
    Week 11 @ Baltimore
    Week 12 @ Indy

    Packers D:
    Week 10 vs jags
    Week 11 @ Indy
    Week 12 vs bears

    Vikings D
    Week 10 @ Chicago
    Week 11 vs Cowboys
    Week 12 vs panthers

    As bad as the cardinals D were here are there opponents:
    Week 10 vs bills
    Week 11 @ Seattle
    Week 12 @ pats
    Week 13 vs rams
    Week 14 @ giants
    Week 15 Eagles
    Week 16 Niners

    Thanks man , I’ll only be able to add one D. I’ll need to drop one because ayiuk will be coming off IR this week

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Water Boy,

      Brees and Packers D.

      No problem.

  3. JC says:
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    My roster is filled with backups as I tried to have max flexibility in Week #9 with several guys out. Turns out it did not matter as I won easily and now face a tough week #10. Need to sort out next moves. Team and wire below. 7-2 now in a three way tie for first in standard scoring league.

    Tannehill
    Cook, Taylor,
    Boyd, open
    open
    Waller

    Bench: Golladay (out), Gaskins (out) Julio (bye), Crowder (bye), Pollard (bye), Mattison, Perriman (bye, he gone), Wilkins, Gus Edwards (Let’s rest Ingram!)
    Wire: Tua, Jeudy, McKissic, Ballage, Kelley, David Moore

    1. Who are my swaps off the wire?
    2. Who am I playing as I have at least two open slots this week – staying with JT cuz I am stubborn.

    Not looking good this week. Thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      Def Jeudy is a priority add. As for the rest of it, I’d hold off and wait till Fri/Sat and hope for a random injury to hopefully open up some snaps for another player… It’s not something to bank on, but who knew that Aaron Jones was going to miss 2 weeks with his calf injury. I’ve been able to do this in my league since it’s not hyper competitive.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with William. Grab Jeudy and start him.

      Kelley would be my next choice but someone better may pop up during the week.

  4. William Hung says:
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    Overmanaging question of the day: I’ve clinched my win with an 86-79 point win. I have NE Def v. NYJ tonight to pad my scoring – unless NE D completely pulls a TB and gives up too many points and scores me a 0. I can drop them for PHI D that’s facing the NYG next week, but then I give up on anymore points this week. The reason this is something I’m considering is because I’m in the thick of a playoff spot, and the tiebreaker is total points. Should I drop NE and look towards next week or try for the points tonight?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nah definitely go for the points with NE tonight…it’s the Jets

  5. JC says:
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    Have an open spot. Unlikely he will get action this week on my squad so a dart throw just in case. Leaning Josh. Which would you take:

    Ward at Giants
    Reagor at Giants
    AJ Green at Steelers
    Reynolds home vs Seahawks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Reagor, he has potential to become an every week starter

  6. hamtime says:
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    14m deep league and 4-5 w #2 waiver:

    1. Tough spot with just stafford as my QB. Wire options are mullens, lutton, lock, Alex smith. Who should i roster and roll w next week and beyond?

    2. Is Sony worth a roster spot or would you get ballage, r James, Jacobi

    3. freeman, dobbins, Perine, m Davis, hooper (pick 2)

    4. Hollywood, Amari, Mike Willians (pick 2)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Yuck, I guess lock
      2. I’d go with Jakobi but they’re all dart throws
      3. Davis and Dobbins
      4. Amari and Williams

  7. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Just for the record, DT, I’m blaming the entire TB debacle on Brady’s weird obsession with AB…and AB’s problems I blame on AB…anyway…

    2 of 6 redraft teams have collapsed totally this year so my tough choice questions have slowed down, but here’s one for ya. It’s no-frills 1/2ppr:

    QB/TE/WR: Ben/Waller/Adams/McLauren/Thielen/Boyd/JuJu (plus whatever K/DST streamers)

    RB: A Jones/Conner/Gibson/Bell/Lindsay/Moss/J Williams (C-IR)

    I’m still floating trades, but if that fails somebody needs to go so I can bring Williams back to active and be able to do transactions…it has to be Bell, Lindsay or Moss, I think…with KC doing fine with no run game, Gordon likely getting suspended, and Moss looking like he’s about to push Singletary aside, I’m thinking Bell? Or am I thinking wrong? Help?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      There’s plenty of blame to go around, Bob!

      Your logic on Bell makes sense. I’d be tempted to just let Williams go and roll the die on Jones staying healthy but I get wanting to handcuff him. JuJu honestly might be droppable there, would you ever realistically start him over those other options?

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        That’s a great point. This week, I wished I had started JuJu over Thielen, and I almost did it, but with all the byes done for me I’m not sure there’s a scenario where with the 4 other receivers plus Jones/Williams, Conner and Gibson healthy I would ever need to go outside those 7 to get 5 starters. And even if I did, I have the RBs or a couple decent streamer WR options, I’m sure,

        I’ll look at the matchup calendars for the rest of the season and plot out some draft lineups later just because that’s what I do, but that sounds like it may just be the way to do it.

        Thanks DT!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

  8. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    if i remember the predraft evaluations (fantasy, dynasty stuff, not real life i don’t pay attention to that when it’s happening, but read up in august), burrow and tua were neck and neck for long term value (tua probably more since the rushing), and it was just tua a very likely better than herbert (only thing making this seem maybe close is how well fantasy-wise herbert’s been already and right away)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Herbert looks great in real life too, not just fantasy. But yeah, Tua’s ceiling is just crazy high.

      A lot of people have been adamant that Burrow would run just as much as Tua, but they’re two completely different types of mobility imo.

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        yeah everything speaks to that, the tape, how they actually play etc.

  9. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    this (esp along with the other interview where he was either running a joke for a long time about being around only as a blocker), good thing NFL doesn’t test for weed or other drugs
    https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/status/1321536660220379136

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      well drug tests and certainly a no on brain injuries (till later when they’re dead)

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        to be fair if I had to do those interviews i’d be looking to make them a complete joke too, but either he’s a great actor at seeming this weird or out of it, or is just really weird and/or out of it.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I like the theory that teammates bet him bet couldn’t talk about drizzling syrup

  10. JC says:
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    1. Would you trade Crowder for Fulgram? Seems close to me but Crowder has a bye this week and Fulgram comes off his.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Fulgham regardless of byes

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