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I think everyone knows of my (now patented!) unbiased Chargers fandom when it comes to the pleasurable sport of football. I find solace in my own restraint, rationality, and humbleness in terms of rooting for a singular team while covering the league. I… ah, who are we kidding. All of us have our vices. Grey sports a mustache. Tehol doesn’t wear pants. And myself? Well, I root for the Chargers. What can I say? I love the smell of hot mediocrity in the morning. But tonight, it’s my night. A Chargers primetime game means I’m going to be in my element. And by element, I mean completely and utterly blackout drunk. How would this be any different than any other Monday you might ask? I’d say: It’s not. I’ll just be doing it in my power blues…

 

By the Numbers

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1,248 – The number of passing yards for Philip Rivers, which leads the league.

4.8 – Yards per attempt by Michael Vick in Week 4, fewest by a Steelers quarterback since 2009.

154.9 – Rivers passer rating versus the Browns in Week 4.

478Antonio Brown’s receiver yards so far this season, tied for the league lead with Julio Jones.

99 – Career games for Antonio Gates. In his return from susepension, tonight will mark 100 games played, second among all tight ends behind Tony Gonzalez (111).

99 – The projected total of Philip Rivers children.

 

Drinking Game

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Take one sip of beer if…

Philip Rivers makes a punchable face.

Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense. Bonus sip if Mike Tirico has no idea how to respond.

Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles are mentioned in the same sentence.

The Steelers go for a screen pass to Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown.

Chris Berman says something just completely stupid.

Mike McCoy doesn’t go for it on a 4th-and-1 in Steelers territory. (Take baby sips.)

Take one shot of liquor if…

Chargers have a meltdown.

Ray Lewis looks stabby during the pregame show.

Vick turns the ball over or overthrows the receiver.

They show a Steelers Super Bowl montage.

 

Totally Legimate Game Prediction

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Steelers – None of the points.

Chargers – All of the points.

 

 

  1. Killer Joe says:
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    Chris Berman, by the way, is incredibly terrible at calling baseball games. Listening to him on the Jays-Rangers game in my car the other day was one of the most painful things in recent memory.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Killer Joe: Yeah… I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but it gets grating after a while.

  2. What's a Drexl? says:
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    20 team PPR with 50 yards per point return yards (so really not a big return yard league). colston appears to have separated shoulder. Wait on that or grab somebody. Roster
    Rivers/Rodfather
    L.Bell/Hyde/Sims/Taliaferro/D.Williams
    Hopkins/Wilson (CHI)/Aiken/Colston/Norwood (man i’m hoping somebody at DEN gets hurt, just like i’m hoping people at CHI and BAL stay hurt)
    Gates/Barnidge (finally found somebody useful on the 4th try when Gates was out)
    start 3 WR, 1 flex that can be a TE, and it’s looking like only Sims and Barnidge are my decent flexes.

    Options: D.Thomas/D.Smith (NYJ)/S.Roberts/Funchess/Wheaton/Perriman/Strong/Diggs/Huff/Hogan/Gabriel

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: also, if you like two guys off that list i could drop taliaferro for thomas (assuming he might get some more work) and colston for somebody else on the WR list. RB list is much worse though with
      white/f-jax (he’s back though)/d.robinson (getting better i think)/j.allen. Does look like i’m better off with F-Jax than Talia for sure though.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Jay: ok, so Talia over F-Jax still (since he would have good chance to start if Forsett was out), but hold Colston with separated shoulder too eh.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: Wheaton over Colston. I’ll be honest, I had no idea he had a separated shoulder.

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Jay: Wheaton still over all those others even with Bryant back now? Gabriel has 5 targets each of last 3 weeks. Also, i’m seeing Allen might have overtaken Talia yet again (lots of flip flop on these two)
            2. allen or taliaferro?

  3. iamapolitician says:
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    would you risk losing your devanta freeman handcuff to grab chacandrick west?

    is there still a christian michael following out there? does his value change if you play in a keeper league? i have him for a 10th round pick

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @iamapolitician: michael should certainly have more value in dynasties. He should’ve at SEA too though. Course that team has it’s follies (super bowl), tends to get caught up in doing way too cute stuff.

    • iamapolitician says:
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      @iamapolitician: thanks for your thoughts but it doesent directy answer my questions.

      –> would you risk losing devonta’s handcuff to grab chacandrick west instead
      –> is it time to cut bait on c. michael who i drafted in the last round in a keeper league, or does that justify a hold. its crazy value IF (huge if) he gets a decen part of the workload..

      thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @iamapolitician: I think that’s a fair trade going for West. In a keeper league, he’s bench worthy, in other formats, it’s questionable.

  4. freemartavis says:
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    the stl d/st got dropped. now i’m not one to get too excited for d/st and usually just stream but after the bye week (this week) these are the teams they get.

    cle
    sf
    min
    chi
    bal
    cin
    ariz

    cincy and ariz are where things start getting tough and thats not until like week 12

    carolina d/st out there too

    pick one up and drop tevin coleman?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @freemartavis: probably just pick up STL, their matchups are better.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @freemartavis: Yeah, I really like STL D a lot.

  5. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    best D matchup for week 6
    NYG @ PHI (i have them, this can’t be it)
    TEN vs MIA
    MIN vs KC
    WAS @ NYJ
    CHI @ DET
    MIA @ TEN

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Jay: no, my options are only the teams on the left, NYG, TEN, MIA, MIN, WAS, CHI. If NYJ were out there i wouldn’t even have to ask.

  6. Dom B says:
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    So I need to pickup a TE to replace Jason Witten on his bye, so with that is it worth to drop another person for chchanderick west,is Thomas Rawls droppable with Lynch coming back,
    My roster below

    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Bench
    QB ElI Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB Thomas Rawls

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’d drop Stewart for West here, and Manning for a TE. Keep Rawls for now.

  7. Nick says:
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    Happy Birthday bud! Had a terrible week (lost 66-87) putting me at 3-2 & in 5th/10. Silver lining is my METS won!!

    for Week 6 do I consider playing Taylor for Manning (going against Browns)? Then my TE situation is brutal as I have M Bennett in that position but Gates was on my bench last week! If I had Gates & T Taylor in last week I would have won :(

    So do I play M Bennett or Gates at TE? Flex can be the other TE or Hankerson/Duke Johnson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Thanks Nick! I’m liking Taylor there right now. I’d say Gates for now.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Taylor is INJURED!?! Sprained MCL from a horsecollar tackle…now I’m stuck with Manning…

        Should I look to drop Taylor since he is my week 7 bye for Peyton or hold out til next week to see how bad the injury is & stick it out with Peyton week 6 vs. the Browns…it is a 10-team league so there are QBs available for use….

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Nick: don’t know how many QB’s are owned, but in a 10, with bortles and mccown having sick volume could have options.

  8. bigwormsherm says:
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    Trade question for ya Jay

    Was offered

    Tom Brady, Eddie Lacy, and Jimmy Graham for my Cam Newton & Antonio Brown

    Current roster:

    QB – Palmer/Cam
    RB – Forsett
    RB – Doug Martin/Lamar Miller
    WR – Antonio Brown
    WR – Julio Jones
    WR – Julian Edelman
    TE – Eifert
    Flex – Cooks/Allen Robinson

    I’d be stupid not to do this trade right?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @bigwormsherm: I’d take it. Especially in standard.

      • bigwormsherm says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        Ah forgot to mention…PPR

  9. Dom B says:
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    Different Questions .
    1.) Jason Witten is on a bye which TE to PicK up and who on my roster do I drop Available TE are Jacob Tamme, Richard Rodgers, Coby Fleener, Jordan Cameron, Vernon Davis, Heath Miller, Jordan Reed, Owen Daniels, Crockett Gilmore or Eric Ebron.

    2.) I have Thomas Rawls with Lynch coming back is he now droppable. Should I try to add Chchanderick West. If so who do I drop for him.

    3.) In order please who is most droppable, not including QBs would like to keep both.

    My Roster: 10 man standard league

    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Bench
    QB ElI Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB Thomas Rawls

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Then go Smith for West and Witten for Fleener for now. If you want to keep Witten, you’ll have to drop Stewart.

  10. Fizz says:
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    Im 5-0 in my 12 team standard.
    I got a trade offer to receive edelman and ivory for forte and Aiken. Should i do it?
    Heres my roster.
    Q:. Brady, Dalton
    Rb: Forte, Hyde, Morris, M. Jones, Sproles, Coleman
    WR: Cobb, J. Brown, A. Hurns, K. Aiken, M. Jones
    TE: Bennett
    Defense: Denver
    KICKER: Gostkowski

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Nice! I like that trade, but your roster’s RB depth would take a hit. I’d hold in your case.

  11. Troy says:
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    Peyton + Foster vs Brees + Dez?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Troy: Foster side slightly.

  12. nugs says:
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    Hey Jay,
    So I’m tied for first place in my league and I got a trade offer:

    Brandon Marshall and Woodhead for Deandre Hopkins

    What do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @nugs: I’d want the Marshall side if you need that RB depth.

  13. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Falcons or Vikes D for ros? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Vikings. But it’s close.

  14. Alex says:
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    Is Morris drop material in ppr league ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Alex: I think so, depending on who you’re grabbing.

  15. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    PPR. go with NYJ (already have CAR, but they have some bad matchups in certain weeks upcoming) as 2nd D or go with K.Davis/Sims/Andrews as RB #6. we only start 2 RB and i have forsett/gordon/yeldon/duke johnson/ivory already.

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