It was Aaron Rodgers‘ agent—Gabe, not that nice State Farm guy—who contacted the referees Monday morning with his very indecent proposal. “Illegal hands to the face,” Gabe whispered, “and be sure to delete those emails!” Trey Flowers and the Lions were the innocent victims of this elaborate conspiracy, with Flowers erroneously flagged twice in the 4th quarter as the officials gifted the game to the Packers. Final score: Lions 22 – Packers 13 – Refs 10. Anyway, here’s what else I saw Monday night in fantasy football: 

Kenny Golladay – 5 catches for 121 yards. Easily Pigskinonator‘s top wide receiver call for Monday Night Football this week, Kenny G put down the sax and picked up the football. He’s a high end WR2 and an elite JazzSax1 moving forward.

Kerryon Johnson – 13 carries for 34 yards, 2 catches for 27 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Johnson’s fantasy owner’s were erect after a first quarter touchdown plunge, but the flaccidity was frustrating from then on.

T.J. Hockenson – 4 catches for 21 yards as the talented rookie returned from a scary concussion which kept him out for only one game. Hock nearly came up with a nice touchdown catch from Matthew Stafford (18/32 for 265 yards and no touchdowns) in the first half. How many fantasy points are near touchdown catches worth again?

Marvin Jones – 2 catches for 17 yards. For the first time in his life Jones was outperformed by another Marvin on his own team as Marvin Hall pulled down 1 catch for 58 yards. The second Marvin is always starvin’.  

Aaron Rodgers – 24/39 for 283 yards and 2 touchdowns—he now has 8 touchdowns on the season. On the plus side, A-A-Ron’s State Farm agent hooked me up with a great deal on my home and auto coverage.

Aaron Jones – 11 carries for 47 yards, 4 catches for 13 yards. In an eventful first half Jones fumbled, dropped a wide open touchdown and then kicked a puppy before being benched for some time.

Jamaal Williams – 14 carries for 104 yards, 4 catches for 32 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Everyone was happy to see Williams return from a concussion. I mean everyone who doesn’t own Aaron Jones, and maybe even some compassionate humans who do own Jones. Williams jumps to the top of the waiver wire list for this week.

Davante Adams – Missed his second straight game with turf toe. Can someone just remove the turf from his toe already?

Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 2 catches for 48 yards. MVS left in the 2nd quarter to help Davante dig the turf out of his toe but returned in the 3rd quarter once he realized there wasn’t actually any turf in the toe. Valdes-Scantling could be in for huge volume next week.

Geronimo Allison – 3 catches for 40 yards. The last of the healthy Packer wide receivers. Annnnnd he’s hurt. Geronimo left in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. To add insult to injury, after the game Allison was asked to change his name due to it’s racial insensitivity.

Allen Lazard – 4 catches for 65 yards and his 1st career touchdown. Someone had to step into the limelight once the refs executed their master-plan, and the undrafted free agent Lazard was just the man. If Davante’s toe and Geronimo’s head keep them out next week, give this kid a look.

 

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  1. We Talking About Bench Players... says:
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    Played against a team that has Adams and Jones and despite one not playing and the other having a slow game…I still lost. One reason is because my QB play has been horrible…so I traded for Wentz. With that in mind, I have no backup QB for his bye week. While I could just roll the dice and not have one, I am also one for hoarding players who will eventually make an impact.

    So…should I keep Newton on my bench and await his return or pick up Brees and hope that he returns early? Would you rather…?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough luck on the loss.

      I would definitely start a QB. Lose Newton for whoever the best available is that will play this week.

  2. Cram It says:
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    Wasn’t MVS’ volume supposed to increase this week? Or even last week when Davante went out? 6 targets over the last two games. Allison and Jimmy Graham can’t catch. MVS should be getting way more looks, but he’s not. I don’t get it.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Good point and I don’t get it either. He missed some of last nights game with a knee injury but still, 2 targets?! Kinda mind boggling really.

  3. Moe Spaghetti says:
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    Have Aaron Jones on my team, never really watched him play until the last couple weeks.

    Didn’t see the fumble and drops happen… but he seems to make some bad decisions with the ball in his hands. In key situations both of the last two weeks he kept a play alive by running backwards only to get tackled for a loss, putting his team in a worse situation than if he had just gone down.

    Alternatively, Williams looked like a guy you want in your huddle last night.

    *exits site, starts looking into trading Aaron Jones*

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Haha yea it was pretty much the worst possible scenario for Aaron Jones owners.

      Woulda been a different game had he caught the wide open TD earlier. They really seemed to punish him after that…

      Don’t disagree with selling but I’d still want at least a top 12-15 RB in return.

  4. Juan5021 says:
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    DT,

    Thoughts on this trade i was proposed:
    H2H 12-Team league;
    I give up Julio Jones 4 Carson and W. Fuller.

    Currently in 1st place.

    Current Roster:
    QB – Brady
    Wr – Julio Jones
    Wr -Kupp
    RB – Chubb
    RB – Gurley
    TE – Ertz
    Flex – Edelman

    Bench
    Breeze
    M.Thomas
    James White
    J. Gordon
    Landry
    M.Brown

    thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair and makes sense considering your lack of RB depth.

      I’d aim for a little higher RB1 in a 1 for 1 exchange for Julio though….not sure Will Fuller would ever crack your lineup outside of a bye week or two. If you can’t do better than Carson then I’d pull the trigger.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        thank you, its been a rough week but it is a part of life that we all experience. Life seems alot different now, more to be appreciated.

  5. Snacks Zillion says:
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    thank you for another great read DT, much appreciated!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thanks for reading as always, Snacks!

      Hope all’s well with your family, sorry for your loss.

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