It’s Tuesday Night Football! This comes around just as often as a global pandemic. Hopefully. The Tuesday night game really threw a wrench in my standard Tuesday evening plans of roller blading, Kama Sutra and Below Deck. I had my Ryan Tannehill lede all queued up when the big new broke about the Jets releasing Le’Veon Bell, who they were reportedly trying to trade just hours before. I’m pretty sure I play in a fantasy league with Jets’ GM Joe Douglas. He was the guy who kept offering me ripoff A.J. Green trades all the way up until he cut him. I’ve seen a lot of  speculation about where Bell might land, including Kansas City, Philadelphia, Arizona, New England, Chicago, Los Angeles Chargers and Saskatchewan. I’m not sure he’s more than a low end RB2 on any of those teams—except maybe the Saskatchewan Roughriders—also, is anyone else starting to pick up a little Antonio Brown vibe? As you might expect, the aftermath in New York isn’t very enticing. Frank Gore and La’Mical Perine are worth rostering, maybe even Ty Johnson too if you’re really desperate. Which I always am. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

Ryan Tannehill – 21/28 for 195 yards, 4 carries for 42 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown—he now has 9 touchdowns on the season. Here’s what I said about Tannehill when I ranked him as my #11 QB in my preseason top 20 quarterback rankings, “If you’ve been in a coma for the last year and your first order of business was to come read your favorite fantasy football site, well, you better take a seat. A lot has happened in the past 12 months, but easily the biggest news is Ryan Tannehill’s emergence as a fantasy relevant quarterback with the Titans. Don’t count on the 2019 rushing production to continue—he had 4 TDs on the ground in only 10 starts last year—with Derrick Henry running wild, but the passing production might be close to sustainable with second year stud A.J. Brown taking another step forward right after the White House and Titans’ early season COVID scares.” Wow, I totally forgot I had predicted the White House and Titans virus outbreaks! When will Tannehill get the respekt he deserves?

Derrick Henry – 19 carries for 57 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdown. The Predator was hunting Buffalo Tuesday night and Josh Norman has a new daddy after that nasty stiff arm.

A.J. Brown – 7 catches for  82 yards and his 1st touchdown. Aristotle once said, “Patience is bitter, but the fruit is a sweet WR1 A.J. Brown who should be started every single week regardless of matchup.” Man that dude was way ahead of his time!

Jonnu Smith – 5 catches for 40 yards and his 4th and 5th touchdowns. B_Don told me Jonnu sucks so many times this preseason that I almost started to believe him. Listen to more of B_Don’s bad takes on our weekly Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast.

Josh Allen – 26/41 for 263 yards, 4 carries for 18 yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 2 interceptions—he now has 14 passing touchdowns. Can we cut Allen a little slack here? I’m sure the Josh Allen Haters Club won’t, they’re a passionate bunch. But this was a tough week with all the COVID uncertainty, John Brown (calf) was missing and the Titans showed up like this was their Super Bowl. Also, I’m not sure who the awful CBS announcers were but one of them compared Allen to Mahomes so that’s pretty much gospel. He’s still a high end QB1, don’t panic.

Stefon Diggs – 10 catches for 106 yards. Have I mentioned that I ranked Diggs the highest out of all 171 experts in the FantasyPros Draft Rankings Contest? As the #1 Kerryon Johnson fan I have to take every chance possible to bring up Diggs. He’s a must-start WR1 every week and Pigskinonator agrees. Good bot.

Gabriel Davis – With Smokey Brown all smoked out, there was opportunity for the rookie Davis and Cole Beasley (6 catches for 63 yards) to make an impact, but the Titans defense wasn’t having it in their triumphant COVID return. I love Davis long term, if you’re in a dynasty league make sure he’s owned.

Devin Singletary – 11 carries for 25 yards, 1 catch for 8 yards. With Zack Moss (toe) still sidelined, it seemed like another smash spot for Singletary, but T.J. Yeldon (7 carries for 52 yards, 1 catch for 22 yards and his 1st touchdown) swooped in as the surprise spoiler after seeing only 3 touches in the first three games. The Bills backfield is a tough one to read, I still like Moss long term but Singletary obviously has the most fantasy value for the time being. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DILinator says:
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    I’m in a 20 team, long-term Dynasty league, where QBs are a very scarce commodity, and it’s ultra competitive. I had Dak as my only QB. I have two questions:

    1. What kind of trade value does Dak have in a Dynasty League like mine? Is he worth a player like Carson Wentz or Tannehill? More? Less?

    2. What is Carson Wentz’ value right now? Would trading a RB like Le’Veon (assuming he finds a decent team situation) be too much, or too little? Kenyan Drake?

    Another question, unrelated to the Dak situation. What would you expect to be able to get in return, if you traded away Christian McCaffrey?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Tough to say. A lot depends on what else you have at QB, contention window, etc. I think Tannehill is probably a fair swap. Wentz I’d be more hesitant on. Obviously you’re waiting a year for Dak with the hope that hes close to what he was but there’s no guarantees.

      2. Trade markets are like any market, they set their own prices. Since this league sounds far from standard it’s tough to generalize…you have a better idea of what the market is like with your first hand experience. It sounds like QBs are almost valued close to superflex valuations, in which case Leveon for Wentz seems like a fair swap.

      I’d want a haul for CMC. Another really good RB and a WR1. He’s still the top player imo.

      No problem!

  2. Hamtime says:
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    1. Am I dropping Pascal for Perine (14m deep) with the bell news or get someone like Brian Hill, malcolm brown?
    2. #3 waiver – Preston, Kirk, or dalton (1 Qb league, already have stafford)
    3. Need a TE. Drop Logan Thomas for irv smith?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Yes, Perine for me.
      2. Preston, Dalton, Kirk
      3. Yes

  3. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Mornin’ DT…have Bell in 2 leagues…in one, the best waiver RB option is D’Ernest Johnson and the worst of my 4 other RBs is David Johnson, so I’m just sitting tight to see where Bell lands. In the other (no-frills 1/2 ppr 10-team), I have:

    RB: Zeke, A Jones, Gibson, Bell, Pollard
    WR: D Adams, Thielen, JuJu, McLauren, Boyd
    QB/TE/K/DST that don’t matter in this decision

    I have #4 waiver claim…I could…
    1. Sit tight and see where Bell lands
    2. Replace Bell with the best RB I can on waivers…options are: Lindsay, Moss, M Brown, D’E Johnson, Mattison (great this week, not rest of year)
    3. Replace Bell with best available and hope to do a decent trade (possible, but hard)…add’l options are Claypool, Shenault, M Williams, Cooks, Jeffery (I guess), misc. lesser options

    I like #3, but who knows if anyone will trade RBs anymore, so that’s super-risky. Thoughts?

    Thanks, man.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d sit tight and see where he lands. No problem!

  4. Jake says:
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    Do you see Gaskin or Gibson as more valuable ROS?
    Thx

    • Jake says:
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      The Jordan Howard inactive makes Gaskin seem a lot more interesting

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gaskin for me. The Washington offense is a little too murky right now…

      No problem.

  5. JC says:
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    1. Dalton, Stamford, Fitz, Or Tannehill to replace Dak?
    2. Ebron v Browns or Higbee at 49ers?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Tannehill
      2. Higbee

      No problem.

  6. Bryan says:
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    Donkey

    As always love the column.

    I comanage a team with my uncle. He loves guys with names like AJ Green. I was dead against drafting him this year. With guys like Preston Williams, Curtis Samuel, Marvin Jones and the law firm Marquez Valdes Scantling on the wire, is there any reason to hold out hope the Green magically decideds to 1. put effort in, 2. produces?

    The add/drop is mostly for depth but I can see scenarios in my head that there maybe weeks guys like Williams could crack our lineup.
    Note: Diggs, DJ Moore, Justin Jefferson, N’Keal Harry and Lazard on the IR (keeper implications) I dropped Pascal after watching that attrocious Indy game for a defensive move to block Dak owner from Dalton.
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Bryan, appreciate you reading.

      I’d want all of those guys over Green at this point. He has a long road back to fantasy relevance, it’s possible but I’m not betting on it. I rank your options in the order you have them listed.

      No problem.

  7. thekid2004 says:
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    DT! Would love your thoughts… Thanks in advance

    Who wins this trade in a 1/2 PPR league?

    A: Singletary/Davante Adams/JuJu
    B: Kamara/Hollywood Brown

    Rest of my roster:
    QB: A-Rodg
    RB: Zeke/Singletary/D’Ernest Johnson
    WR: Adams/OBJ/McLaurin/JuJu
    TE: Tonyan/Graham
    IR: Sony/T. Coleman

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want the Kamara side.

      No problem

  8. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 teamer PPR super flex, keep 4.
    QB: stidham, bridge, wentz (K)
    RB: (2): l.bell, gaskin, AAron, b.hill, scott, duke
    WR (3): thielen, d.adams, p-will, patrick, green, t.smith, perriman
    TE (1): kelce, graham
    2 regular flexes
    1 super flex
    DEF (1): NO (on bye)
    IR (3): hamler, newton (stidham dropped when he’s back, but ya never know on these coronas, usually back quick, but not always, and it’s not like NE is giving any actual updates that mean anything), goedert

    can’t make any moves with hamler only “Q” already.

    1. drop t.smith (or green), and assume MT is back right after bye to drop NO D for a this week one (NYG and WAS out there)?
    WR in FA: k.cole, cobb, zacc, g.davis, guyton, agholor

    2. drop b.scott for any of these: perine, gio B (it would seem though that b.scott would be starting if sanders went out, and clearly PHI’s offense, while not great is better than NYJ mess of a team (plus perine still not really used, gore is though)

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      MIA trading for j.howard sure jerked me around here and in other spots even before l.bell being screwed by gase.

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        in 1 i could drop hamler too, but with how much patrick did last game i’d think it’s entirely possible/likely one of those 2 ends up valuable when lock is back.

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          also, do NOT trust that espn note that said their waivers were going off a day late (similar to yahoo, but in yahoo that’s actually true). dalton just went for 60/100 a few hours back at the normal time wed morning, NOT a day late, as that note lied about. gore went too. i stupidly trusted that note and probably would’ve won gore here tomorrow had that note been accurate.

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Weak

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. I think you’re good to drop Smith for a defense. None of those WRs excite me right now.
      2. I’d want Perine over Scott, there’s at least some unknown upside with him if/when Gase goes….

  9. William Hung says:
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    Would you trade OBJ for Chase Edmonds? I’d be getting Edmonds. 12 tm .5 PPR league
    Trade Analyzer has it as pretty close. I might be able to swap OBJ for Montgomery too, but that’s still up in the air. I have Kyler as well so I’d be getting double points on those receptions.

    My RBs are a mess so even if OBJ is a bit much for Edmonds, I think I need to take it. My RBs right now are: Kelley/Jackson, Akers, White, and Dobbins

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yeah those RBs are a mess but I think you gotta do better than Edmonds for OBJ. Montgomery is much better imo….

      • William Hung says:
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        You think so? in .5 PPR Edmonds has been guaranteed 10 pt floor – the guy is throwing in Mattison and Ruggs. FYI – without going into too much detail, my team is a mess – those preseason rankings combined with Saquon and Godwin injuries has been a disaster. I’m basically taking things week to week at this point

  10. hitzone says:
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    12 team non ppr keep 3

    Trade my Edmonds/moss for Robby Anderson

    Trade my CMC/DJ Moore for Jacobs/AJ Brown/Boyd/2nd round pick

  11. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yep on both. won’t have to drop anybody if you do both too.

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