Because Sunday was not enough to fill everyone’s football appetite, we get don’t get just one Monday Night Football game, but two. Or as the Spanish call it: dos. The more you know. These two final week one games will serve as a bookend to what was a half-derpy, half-competant filled weekend of football. So I guess normal, except the Bills are in first place, which is just silly. And while you could make the claim that it was quite the unpredictable weekend, three of the four teams that had first-round byes last season won their first game. Tonight will probably be no different than Sunday, just at a smaller scale. Or maybe a bigger scale since Eli Manning is playing.

“Having consulted with three foot/ankle specialists, Ellington still isn’t expected to require surgery this season. That leaves him with two likely options, as he can either try to play through the injury, or put on a walking boot for two-to-three weeks. If he goes down the first path, he’ll likely be playing through pain, and may be limited in terms of effectiveness and/or snap count. With the second path, Ellington would miss at least the first 3-4 weeks of the season, as he’d need to re-strengthen his foot after taking off the walking boot. The issue is with the peroneus longus tendon in his foot/ankle, and he may eventually undergo surgery to re-attach said tendon. For the short term, he can still try to play Monday night, and then opt for the boot if it doesn’t work out.”

So, as stated, if you believe the reports, all one of them, Andre Ellington will either start tonight, be out 4-6 weeks, or be in a walking boot for 2-3 weeks, where he may or might not start? Seeing as how this was a Monday game-time decision for fantasy owners, I’m assuming that you didn’t start him, or only kept him in flux until tonights game if you had other options playing tonight. If that’s the case, waiting until the last minute is advisable, but so is just benching him now. You have to think that even if he does miraculously start tonight, Ellington will be limited at best, sideline dressing at worst. Also, Antonio Gates looks like a game-time decision from a sore hamstring suffered the other day. I would start other options if you have them.

You should also know there are some rumblings that the MNF second game, featuring my Chargers and the Cardinals may be delayed due to flooding. There’s been no official word yet, but prepare your teams. Haha, you’re right, it’s too late to do anything. So I guess prepare your drinks?

Update: It has been confirmed, the Chargers vs. Cardinals game will proceed.

 

Drinking Game

Note: I’ll be doing Corona for the beer portion, and Jameson for the shots portion.

Take one sip of beer if…

Philip Rivers makes that face. You know what face.

Manningface occurs.

You see Tom Coughlin with his head cocked sideways with his hands on his hips.

Anytime Matthew Stafford throws to someone other than Calvin Johnson.

Every time Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense.

Whenever Chris Berman Berman’s.

Take one shot of liquor if…

Giants get inside the redzone and settle for just a field goal.

Calvin Johnson jumps 15 feet in the air for only a casual throw.

If Chargers have a drive-changing meltdown.

Carson Palmer throws an interception.

 

Totally Legitmate Game Prediction

Giants – 10 Manningfaces

Lions – Infinite Megatron’s

 

Chargers – 458,654,684,794

Cardinals – 2

 

  1. J-FOH says:
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    take a sip every time they bring up Rice and Beens

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @J-FOH: I don’t want people to die.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Jay: If this was baseball that would of been a Mega Dong

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @J-FOH: Yup.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Jay: ok I was wrong it’s a double

  2. Frank the tank says:
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    Would you drop Malcolm Floyd off my bench to add Dwyer? Or add john brown

    Other RB’s ; gio Bernard, Tate (injured)
    MJD, gerhart, Jeremy hill, Terrance west, Ahmad Bradshaw

    Other WR’s I have; demaryius Thomas, Crabtree, c-patterson, Markus Wheaton, Kelvin Benjamin , kenny Britt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank the tank: Your depth looks okay in both places. Let’s see what Floyd can do before getting injured.

      • Frank the tank says:
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        @Jay:

        This is very true, he could end up being a sleeper if he stays healthy because I can see most of the opposing teams putting their best corner on Keenan plus he has good chemistry w/ rivers

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Frank the tank: Totally, a lot of the usual stuff out of camp as well. Rivers has always loved him.

  3. I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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    As and Arizona native and Cardinals fan I hope we obliterate your Chargers, but at least you advertise your blatant homer-ism so thats better than most!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I got Jamaaled by a bear: Yes, I’m totally self-aware. Let me ask you this, what’s the news on the flooding? First, I hope you and your family are well. Second, is a possible cancellation being talked about over there?

      • I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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        @Jay: I haven’t heard anything most of it was down in south side of town, So like in Chandler, Gilbert all that area we should be good to go. Thank you though.

  4. Spammer Jay says:
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    was that a combo? megatron TD + a Coughlin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Gonna be a long night for Couglin… someone crush up his pills and mix em in applesauce the way he likes.

  5. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Jay! Which 2 defenses do you like best going forward if Im not able to stream for good matchups?

    Bills, Browns, Bucs, Titans, Jags, Giants, Vikings, Dolphins, Washington… Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: Titans and Vikings right now.

  6. Oppo Taco says:
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    How much FAAB would you spend on Lorenzo toliaferro. I own pierce. 100$ budget

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d probably try to sneak him in for 5 or less. I think a lot of the attention will go to Forsett.

  7. goodfold2 says:
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    I thought SD coaches finally realized if/when they want to win football games that Mathews needs at least 25 carries a game. like children coming back to school they’ve forgotten everything they learned last year.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Yeah, their drives are just stalling really badly.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in one league i actually have mathews as RB 1. also have vereen/sankey/s-jax/miller/mccluster. no flex only 2 RB play. drop any (and which, miller or mccluster first) for west/forsett/rainey/starks. i’m 12 in waiver having already grabbed gordon (i may be trading a WR soon if Gordon plays for RB). PPR league. i’m guessing i should drop mccluster/miller (in that order) for either of west/forsett/rainey but not for starks? i’ll likely get rainey or none of them. but clearly this is the big need position.
      2. drop malcolm floyd for which order of these? i already have julio/wayne/wright/stills/streater/gordon (start 3). free agent types quick/washington/baldwin/hester/douglas/

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @goodfold2: I have Mathews as a RB1 in all my leagues, so I feel that one so far.

        Yeah, not Starks. I’d want West there.

        Right now? Probably none. I want to see what he can do before he gets injured.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jay: but also drop even miller for rainey, too, just wanted to make sure, i know i got the order of waiver claims right.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: wow, i figured you’d have mathews in all your leagues (since you are like at least 1.5 rounds ahead of pretty much everybody else on him), but i also figured you’d have grabbed an earlier RB in at least some leagues. You either never drafted 1-5 or grabbed megatron 1-5.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @goodfold2: Pretty much yes. I was actually able to snag Mathews in Round 3 at the earliest, which still seemed like value. This drive does look promising… but this game is just a dumpster fire right now.

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            Jay says:
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            @goodfold2: Yeah, McC is your primary drop there,

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jay: i mean the claims will look like this
              1. mccluster for west
              2. mccluster for forsett
              3. mccluster for rainey
              4. miller for forsett
              5. miller for rainey
              didn’t know if rainey was likely enough to start to drop miller for him. and hold M.Floyd (till monthly injury fairy arrives).
              I grabbed Mathews in late 3rd also knowing he’d be there. Went Graham/Julio/Garcon in other early picks, and then went with RB for a long time, hoping at least one of them does well.

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @goodfold2: Yeah, I’m okay with those, except the last one. I’m with you on that one.

                And looks like we are seeing some offense finally. CRAZY.

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    did you see that (i’m assuming this doesn’t include DEN/CLE) many owners don’t want suspensions already in place to allow 2 good players to play, and want to stick to grandfather clause in their regard (no matter how much rule changes). No honor among greed bags.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Of course not. That’s the NFL, which is terrible.

  9. frankgrimes says:
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    I dropped West Rainey and Lorenzo
    to pick up Ks & Ds in my leagues
    Sweet!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @frankgrimes: don’t feel bad about lorenzo (that must be a deep league to have him, by the way)

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Jay: yup
            Guess i shoulda known Tate and Martin wouldn’t stay healthy long
            And I like Lorenzo, Pierce stinks and I hated rice even before the elevator

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Jay:
            with this whole rice thing
            haven’t heard a peep about Gordon
            who I also picked up and dropped west for in another league

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @frankgrimes: Right, from what I’ve read, news might come out tomorrow.

              And Rice was trash to me. Just a shitty human being.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @frankgrimes: they appear to be voting on it tomorrow, and it’s also fairly likely (due to owners being scumbags) that the level of weed will in fact go up and X/Molly be counted as amphetamine and not performance enhancer (which some amphetamines absolutely are); yet owners of teams that don’t stand to gain by letting 2 good players out of old rules will attempt to force gordon/welker to be grandfathered into old rule.

  10. Chicken Dinner says:
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    #1 waiver- Hurns or Forsett?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Either, just depending on what you need.

  11. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    drop rivers for locker? 12-team league, TDs = 6pts; rivers faces SEA next week, Locker gets DAL…but I guess this is more of a long-term question than just for week 2.

    we only have 4 bench spots in my league, sooooo I can’t stash a backup QB unless I wanna drop sproles, cunningham, reggie wayne or terrance williams (no thanks)

    thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Maxi: No, I’d want to hold Rivers there. I make fun of the Cowboys D a lot, but they weren’t the issue against San Fran on Sunday.

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