Boys and Girls, I’m finishing business school and I thought it was going to be incredibly hard to go out and find job opportunities in the real world. I enjoy waking up at 10:30 AM every day to eat a bowl of cereal and then trudge over to class, then head home watch Netflix or play video games, get a workout in, then maybe some lady time. I’m enjoying the life right now, but it is coming to an end. My generation of young adults hears that the job market is small and that we’re all going to be hobos or living with our families for a good portion of our life until we all have Phd’s, win the lottery, or  sue someone or a company because they screwed up big time. To my surprise, I have had four firms this past week ask me to come in for interviews. I even woke up today with a voicemail and E-mail asking me to come in tomorrow to talk business. I do not want to leave my current 10:30 AM wake ups, but my prospects of not being homeless and doing lots of drugs are really looking up. Thanksgiving day Football will have already been finished when my post goes live, so I apologize for that, but I can’t help but enjoy all these companies calling me and asking to learn about what I can provide them…

Last week I told you to avoid everyone on the Vikings except Adrian Peterson. Did you guys watch the game last weekend? Man did Teddy Bridgewater remind of the days when Kyle Orton was quarterbacking the Bears with that great defense and they would win 12-3 every game. I think it’s more the playcalling and the way the Vikings plays rather than his raw ability. He is capable of making some good throws but he might not be given the green light to sling the ball every once in a while. He also holds onto the ball way too long. Because of this, the receiving corps is extremely volatile. Stefon Diggs is their top WR and Kyle Rudolph’s performance seemed more of a fluke than anything.

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This week I want to talk about the Houston Texans. Now you might think they have nothing to offer besides DeAndre Hopkins but on this fine Sunday against an atrocious Saints defense, I implore you to start Brian Hoyer and Alfred Blue as well. According to Yahoo the Saints give up the most points to fantasy quarterbacks and 4th most points to running backs. These are some juicy stats. The Texans are very much fighting for a playoff spot in the garbage AFC South and will bring everything they have on Sunday. The past 3 games, QB’s are averaging over 30 points per game against the Saints. I’m loving that stat. Give me Hoyer as a top-8 play this week.

Alfred Blue should also be a strong play this week. Anyone versus New Orleans really gets my loins wet. They have a large amount of injuries on that defense, they can’t  stop anyone, and their offense is decent so the games are all shootouts. Jon Grimes is a sneaky potential play this week. He makes the most of his touches and if he gets 10+ touches I could see him being very useful as well. He might supplant Blue if this trend continues.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Deandre Hopkins had 15 catches for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns this weekend. Even with TJ Yates he still had over 100 yard and a touchdown. Cecil Shorts had a rough time last week catching the ball. I saw him drop back to back catches  that would’ve resulted in a first down. It’s a toss up between him and Nate Washington on who would have a better day. Flip a coin, but I’d lean 51% to Shorts, 49% to Washington. Off the top of my head I could not tell you who their starting TE is. That should tell you to avoid them.

 

 

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  1. Fella says:
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    Would you start James White or David Johnson? (Love the kid) Or Jon Grimes??

    • Max

      Max says:
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      @Fella: White and Johnson over Grimes, both are really solid plays especially in PPR. I would Go with Johnson because I expect there to be some rest on the starters if the score gets out of hand in the first half.

  2. Bobby says:
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    Would you trade Megatron for Lacy in a PPR keeper league?

    • Max

      Max says:
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      @Bobby: I probably would as Tron is aging and Lacy is just safer overall. Megatron will likely be more valuable this and next year, however after those I would take Lacy. Tough Call

  3. Miles Proudfoot says:
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    best of luck out there in the job market!

    wish I had better options, but out of the four, which two rb’s would you start? Jennings (against Washington), vareen (against Washington), ellington (against SF), Bradshaw (against TB)…

    Thanks!

    • Max

      Max says:
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      @Miles Proudfoot: ugh, slim pickings there. I would prob go vereen jennings. its a toss up really

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