You know that things are mixed up when the Browns and the Bills beat teams with a combined 6-2 record coming into Sunday. More on one of those games after the jump. In the primer, I always give our readers a weather forecast. Let’s be clear, rain really doesn’t matter as much as you think it does at this time of year. Pat Mahomes threw for over 300 yards against a very good defense. The weather wasn’t the reason that he didn’t throw for a touchdown, it was the Jaguar’s secondary. 60 degrees and rainy is a lot different than 37 degrees and rainy and I’ll do my best to express that going forward.

Miami Dolphins Vs. Cincinnati Bengals

It was pretty hard to predict Miami’s backfield coming into this week. I thought that Frank Gore would lead the backfield in rushes and he doubled Drake’s touches on the ground. However, Kenyan Drake had the better fantasy day and was able to wipe some of the sweat from the brows of his fantasy owners. Drake led the team in receiving yards with 69 (nice) and was able to score a touchdown. Other than that, there wasn’t much going on with the Miami Dolphins offense besides giving two touchdowns to the Bengals. Kenny Stills just isn’t living up to the hype.

Joe Mixon returned to the Bengals backfield and made his presence very well known. He rushed for over 90 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the 4-1 Bengals. The big question coming into this week was who would be the valuable Tyler Eifert replacement? C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft combined for 3 targets and Uzomah caught two passes for 43 yards. Tyler Boyd came back to Earth while catching 4 balls for 44 yards. A.J. Green led the team in targets and capitalized by with 110 yards.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Blake Bortles threw the ball 61 times and didn’t have single 100 yard receiver. Bortles also threw four interceptions. This offense is such a mess. T.J. Yeldon continued to be the YPC king averaging 5.3 yards per carry on the day while catching a touchdown pass. Donte Moncrief led the Jaguars with 15 targets but wasn’t able to score a touchdown.

Pat Mahomes threw his first two interceptions of the season on Sunday but ran for a touchdown and threw for over 300 yards against a stout secondary. This is a great sign that he can hold his own against any defense in the NFL. Kareem Hunt has continued to bounce back from a slow start while running for 87 yards and a touchdown. Tyreek Hill has been slowed down from his blazing start but not necessarily to a screeching halt. He carried the ball twice for 25 yards and caught 4 balls for 61 yards. Travis Kelce finished 2nd at the tight end position behind only Zach Ertz with a 100-yard day.

New York Giants Vs. Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton didn’t have his finest effort of the season but he was able to lead the Panthers to a W. Christian McCaffery didn’t quite get to the 100 yard mark, but he was able to score on a Cam Newton pass in the 4th quarter. Curtis Samuel came alive with a very nice touchdown catch, but other than that, the ball was pretty spread out among Panther’s targets.

Saquon Barkley has put together a really good season so far. Even when he’s not able to find much production on the ground, he is able to scrap together some very fantastic days. He caught two touchdown passes and one of them was from Odell Beckham Jr. Speaking of Beckham, he had a fantastic day after his controversial interview. Beckham doubled everyone on the Giants in targets and caught 8 balls for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Atlanta Falcons Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

This was finally the game that Antonio Brown owners were looking for. Brown went for over 100 yards and scored twice. James Conner took advantage of a weak Falcons defense and gained 185 total yards while scoring twice. Roethlisberger had a good day because he was playing at home. Although 250 yards isn’t much to write home about, three touchdowns is pretty serviceable. Juju Smith-Schuster also caught a nice touchdown pass.

Calvin Ridley came back to Earth and wasn’t able to find the end zone. However, Mohamed Sanu did score once and had four catches for 73 yards. Julio Jones was held scoreless again and was held to a bland 62 yards on 5 catches. Austin Hooper led the Falcons in targets and caught 9 of them for 77 yards. Nothing happened on the ground in Devonta Freeman’s return. Neither he or Tevin Coleman were able to get anything going.

Green Bay Packers Vs. Detroit Lions

Aaron Rodgers had a huge day despite missing a couple of his key weapons. This is the first time this season that he has justified being the first QB taken in fantasy drafts. Davante Adams took advantage of trying to catch up with the Lions on the score board by turning 12 targets into 9 catches, 140 yards and a touchdown. The split in the backfield wasn’t beneficial for anyone from a fantasy football standpoint. Aaron Jones paced the Packers with 7 carries for 40 yards but Jamaal Williams was close behind carrying the ball 6 times.

I was a year early on Kenny Golladay but it doesn’t matter because the kid can play some football. Golladay caught 4 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. Golladay also led the Lions in targets. Kerryon Johnson is obviously the most explosive and talented back in the Lion’s backfield, but that doesn’t mean Legarrette Blount can’t poach a couple of red zone touchdowns. You’re going to have to keep an eye on Kerryon Johnson’s status going forward because he got a little banged up on Sunday.

Denver Broncos Vs. New York Jets

Demaryous Thomas finally busted out of his slump and had a good fantasy day. Thomas had his lowest target total of the season (6) but turned them into 5 catches for 105 yards and 42 yard touchdown. Emmanuel Sanders was targeted 12 times and caught 9 passes for 72 yards. Phillip Lindsay continued to lead the way in the Denver backfield with 12 carries for 61 yards. There is no positive way to look at Royce Freeman only touching the ball 5 times no matter how big of a hole the Broncos were in. This backfield is being mismanaged and its frustrating.

It was apparently avoid Quincy Enunwa day. After being Sam Darnold’s favorite target through the first 4 games of the season, Enunwa didn’t catch a single pass on Sunday. Robby Anderson, however, had his best game of this young season turning 3 catches into 123 yards and two touchdowns. This was Darnold’s most promising start since week 1 against the Lions. This is going to remain a split backfield despite Bilal Powell’s fumble. Isaiah Crowell did have a MASSIVE day taking 15 carries for over 200 yards and a touchdown. For whatever reason, Powell carried the ball 5 more times than Powell. Sell high on Crowell if you can.

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  1. Justin says:
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    Is Kenny stills a drop in half PPR? Waiver has: Taylor Gabriel, Ronald Jones, Alfred Morris.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Justin: yeah id rather have Gabriel or Rojo

  2. Kevin says:
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    In a 14 team standard league, would you trade for Julio Jones with any 2 combination of

    Allen Robinson
    Philips Lindsay
    Greg Olsen
    Bilil Powell

    I’m thinking owners of Julio are disappointed with the lack of touchdowns. I think Julio will get it going again in the TB week 7 matchup.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Kevin: yeah, try Robinson and Lindsay

      • Kevin says:
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        @MB: thanks for the reply! I’ll throw it out there.

        One more question if you don’t mind…In a 0.5 PPR, D’Onta foreman or Ronald Jones ROS?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          I think D’Onta Foreman.

  3. Bobbys world says:
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    Howdy MB, well my week 5 wasn’t good lol! Hey it happens

    Heading into week 6 would you look to better my squad or stand pat? FYI it’s 10 team with 9 bench spots & with this loss I’m now 4-1.

    My qb I streamed dak I’m cutting him ASAP

    My RBs are DJ, Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, brieda, Kerryon Johnson, ekeler (cuff), Ron Jones

    My WRs we start 3 could be up to 4 if you include flex . Hilton, Keenan Allen, amari Cooper, Sterling Shepard, kupp, Geronimo Allison, Tyler Boyd, Doug Baldwin

    My TE stream here I have Ben Watson

    1.) based on this trade for a better WR , RB or TE?

    2.) would any of these excite you to acquire: kelce, Kittle , Tyreek Hill (buy low?), juju, Dalvin Cook (buy low?), jimmy graham, Jordan Howard, shady McCoy, or lastly go after Mark Ingram? Saints have a week 6 bye and the Ingram owner is weak at RB

    3.) I was thinking my DJ for his kelce + Mark Ingram. Or my DJ + Hilton for kelce + juju? Only prob I’ll take a hit at RB

    4.) with Michael Thomas on a week 6 bye what about my DJ + Hilton for Michael Thomas + Dalvin Cook? Or try amari Cooper straight up for Dalvin Cook?

    5.) week 6 waiver which QB to target? My first priority is Winston then thoughts of Bortles? I would use Winston mainly ROS going forward not as a stream . For TE if I don’t get a trade thoughts on either cam Brate, Ryan griffin, sefarian Jenkins?

    Thanks man!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stay where you are and add Winston and Brate. I like them both ROS. Don’t panic!

      • Bobbys world says:
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        @MB:

        Thanks man!! I was about to panic & pull off any old move!

        My bday is next Monday just so have have someone to play & watch on my bday would you trade for Alf Morris especially if brieda is out?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @Bobbys world: happy early birthday! I don’t know, Morris has a pretty low ceiling

          • Bobbys world says:
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            @MB:

            Gracias man! I’m looking my week 6 opponent doesn’t have anyone for MNF or SNF next week I was thinking if anything maybe adding Kyle Juszczyk as a flier with my brieda most likely missing week 6

            • MB

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              Nice!

  4. Alex says:
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    I’m in a 4 team league, I know stupid but it’s fun just having to pay attention to all studs. Anyway zeke might be available for the right price. What combo should I offer get him? RB I have are DJ, Barkley, Gordon, mixon and white. Wr I have are odb, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen, davante Adams. It’s a keep forever league at no cost. Endless good options to pick up guys if I do a 2 for 1. Guys is looking for a rb and wr

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d try DJ and White

  5. B says:
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    Is Carlos Hyde a good sell high candidate or do you think he’ll be a solid RB2 ROS? I have Gurley as my RB1 and also have aaron jones and matt brieda for flex purposes, PPR league,

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I’d sell high while you can

  6. William Hung says:
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    @MB – team is really coming around now – but some injuries may expose my lack of depth. Here is my team going into Week 6:

    .5 PPR
    QB- Winston
    WR- Diggs, Cooks, Woods
    RB- Yeldon, McCaffrey
    TE- Ebron
    FLEX- John Brown
    K- [stream]
    DEF- Bears
    Bench:
    QB- Bortles
    DEF- NE D
    RB- Freeman
    WR- Baldwin
    TE- Olsen

    Bortles and NE D are easy drops, so that opens up 2 roster spots. I’m debating on Freeman, but here are the players I have an interest in adding, let me know who I should target and if any of them are better dart throws than Freeman.

    Pick ups: Cohen, Godwin, Ronald Jones, Gabriel, Allison, Robby Anderson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d pick up Cohen for sure and Rojo is a dart throw that could pay off

      • William Hung says:
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        @MB: thanks! How about with the WRs? How would you rank Godwin, Gabriel, Allison, and Anderson or are they all in the same tier?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          They are all match up based, Gabriel probably has the highest ceiling

          • William Hung says:
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            @MB: Just saw Ajayi is out – in .5 PPR is Clement > Smallwood?

            • MB

              MB says:
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              @William Hung: talent wise, yes, usage wise, hard to tell what Pederson will want to do. Not a bad spec add

  7. Pathetic Q says:
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    Is Lamar Miller droppable? 10 team ppr. My other backs are Lindsey, Freeman, Hynes & Carson. I would be dropping him (or one of the others )for Greg Olsen.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes with foreman coming back soon I think he is

  8. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey MB! Was offered Fournette for my A Robinson – should I take it? Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes I would

  9. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    MB, thanks for the content. 12 team half-ppr, would you drop Jamaal Williams for the upside of Ronald Jones II?

    Also, as a Carson owner, do you continue holding Penny?

    THanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Jimmy Jack James: I think this job is Carson’s and if Carson gets hurt it’s Mike Davis. Yes I’m trying to roster Rojo anywhere that I can

  10. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey MB, royce Freeman, Tyler Boyd, Tyler lockett, Robbie Anderson, Keke coutee ….. One of these dudes must get kicked offmy fantasy island… Who do you pick?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Royce Freeman is on the first ship out. Yeah I just want my kicker to have a pulse unless it’s Gostkowski or Tuckee

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @MB: thanks!

  11. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    @Johnnyhobbes: btw it’s PPR…

    Also not sure if you view kickers like Grey views catchers but Ryan sccup or Boswell?

    Thanks man

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: yeah I don’t really look at kickers that closely

  12. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yeah for deep leaguers (or dynasty) NYJ are finally at least more than once a game letting darnold throw the ball down the field finally.

    a super injured mess of a money league PPR team (12 team). just had to spend up on a reliable TE (only time this year) in walker. return yards worth same as scrimmage here. 6 PT passing TD’s as well. weekly reset waivers, but even with that most of the possibly useful RB’s are gone before it’s my turn somewhere in the 6-9 waiver spot most weeks. here i’m actually 3-2 somehow, so not good waiver. need to add at least 2 RB to this, ajayi and somebody else the drops (mariota probably i’ve now owned him at start of year to start over wentz, and just after week 4 when he was awesome, so he’s only complete garbage when he’s on my roster thus far)
    QB wentz, mariota (winston and some others out there)
    RB (2) barkley, ajayi, royce, chubb (i dropped clement for him last week, that’s nota looking so hotta right now), coleman (maybe i get lucky and freeman gets hurt again)
    WR (2) k.allen, fitz (good lord he’s a waste), callaway, shepard,
    TE (1) doyle, watson
    IR (1) cobb

    what’s best order of: clement, smallwood (i’ll be lucky to get one of them though now, just HAD to get cute with popping a chubb), foreman (could use the IR slot), rid dick, richard (3 weeks of over 11.6 points here), austin (2 weeks of over 12.99 points from returns), gore

    2. drop fitz for any of these (fitz since week 1 has scores from 2.9-5.8, the floor and ceiling are busted): sanu, TT (TEN), mart bry (OAK), r.anderson, richardson

  13. MB

    MB says:
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    I’d order it Clement and then Foreman.

    Yes, I guess dropping Fitz isn’t crazy, Sanu or Anderson

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @MB: clement and foreman both over smallwood then? obviously all the others later. this is what i was thinking for total ordering

      1. both PHI guys (all RB adds for dropping ajayi/mariota), guessing you move foreman over smallwood then,
      2. brate (olsen is also out there) dropping watson (still have doyle)
      3. fitz for sanu/anderson
      4. weekly D streamers (gotten lucky with CIN last week and GB 2 weeks ago)
      5. lesser RB since there is no way i get 2 out of PHI guys + foreman.

      i won’t need to final order it for like 20ish hours, but have put them all in in case cobb gets his “out” tag removed sometime today, which will almost certainly happen.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @MB: olsen over brate or just behind (obv i won’t try to get both of brate and olsen just one), dude will be running on rocks (from his perspective it’s probably exactly what it’ll feel like); and trying to come back from all these broken feet he’ll probably be a near cripple ROL.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: just realized this isn’t quite a legitimate question, olsen was dropped last week later, so his coming of WW day is 2 days later than everybody else.

            • MB

              MB says:
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              Ooooh ok

  14. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    20 team PPR redraft.
    QB luck, rosen (issue here is rosen was only likely to ever start QB left when i got him and they have the same bye, still worth holding in case luck gets hurt and somebody beats me to brissett or whoever is luck’s backup now)
    RB (2) mixon, coffee cake (drake), ekeler, montgomery, ivory
    WR (3) r.anderson, nuke, a.wilson, cobb, r.grant
    TE (1) heuerman (attempting to waiver brate), doyle
    1 flex.

    drop ivory for: gio bernard (dropped when it was noticed he’d be out for a while, but obviously as a mixon owner i might have some interest), k.juszycyk,

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I’d grab Bernard in that deep of a league. I’d drop Ivory

  15. Corey says:
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    14 team Dynasty Super Flex PPR
    Have Delanie on IR and desperate for Tight End. Gronks owner is
    0-5 looking to rebuild.
    QBs – Watson Manning
    RB – Michel Hyde Ingram Chubb Morris Hines
    WR – Sanders Demariyus Thomas Robinson JuJu Scantling
    TE – Gesicki Ian Thomas

    Thinking Thomas and Chubb would be fair. Any suggestions please.

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah that’s definitely worth a shot. I wouldn’t give up much more

  16. Johnny says:
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    Would you do either of these trades (and if both which do you prefer):

    Trade A: Give Landry & White for Antonio Brown
    Trade B: Give Landry & White for OBJ & Chris Carson

    Current Team:
    QBs: Rivers, Mayfield
    RBs: Mixon, Ingram, White, Buck Allen, Kerryon, Ronald Jones, D’Onta Foreman (IR)
    WRs: Theilen, Landry, Crabtree
    TE: Gronk

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d do both

  17. Principal Blackman says:
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    Would you do either of these trades in a 12 team 1/2PPR league?

    I give C. McCaffery, I get Adam Thielen.
    OR
    I give Sony Michel, I get Keenan Allen.

    Here is my roster for reference.
    QB R. WIlson
    RB M. Gordon
    RB C. McCaffery
    WR TY Hilton
    WR Doug Baldwin
    TE George Kittle
    FLEX Sony Michel

    BN Jameis Winston, Alex Collins, Austin Ekeler, Kenny Stills, Taywan Taylor, Sammy Watkins, Jameson Crowder

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would do Michel for Keenan. Not giving up McCaffery

  18. prey879 says:
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    Would you rather have Baker Mayfield or Jameis Winston for rest of season?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Jameis

  19. Pat says:
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    Are Crabtree and Cobb droppable in a 12 tm ppr league?

    I have Landry and Thielen as my two starters and we don’t play a flex. Would only ever use crabtree or cobb during one of my starters byes and those aren’t til week 10 and week 11 (crabtree has bye week 10 too).

    Feeling like they will just be taking up space on my bench next few weeks when i could just pick up a WR week of byes to do just as well.

    • MB

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      Yep, you can drop them.

  20. Jake says:
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    Would you trade Barkley and Jamis for Mahomes and Hyde I don’t think I like it but wanted to get second opinion

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No absolutely not

  21. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    12 team half PPR.
    QB RW3, bortles (streamer, played over RW3 last week)
    RB (2) mixon, gurley, michel, both TB guys
    WR (2) landry, kupp, jeffery, allison,
    TE (1) rudolpho
    1 flex
    1 IR slot

    1. drop either TB guy to try for one of the PHI guys or just hold?

    2. drop bortles to nab winston for this week (and maybe backup in general), winston ranked about 5 slots higher than RW3, and if not bortles could be dropped for one of the PHI RB guys or one of these: kirk, cole, doyle, brate (for TE/WR depth).

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also have hilton here, knew i didn’t need more WR here, forgot who the 5th was.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d drop Peyton Barber for Smallwood/Clement

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