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This is it folks. We won’t go a week without some sort of football activity until the end of Super Bowl XLVIII, uh, plus some JVJLGH’s, and maybe some more LLIFJ’s. Could use more X’s. Like 80. I’m not sure what Roman numerals are or what they do, but I think that’s right. BUT OH MY GOD FOOTBALL IS BACK, and though it’s only a NFL Hall of Fame Game, which means it’ll have as much excitement as a Patriots preseason game, at this point, I’ll take anything.

“The 2014 preseason officially gets underway tonight as the NFL’s Hall of Fame Game kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. This year’s game features the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants in a rematch of the all-time classic Super Bowl XXV.”

And there you have it folks. They will try and reenact the classic 1991 Super Bowl that saw the Giants beat the Bills 20-19, only instead of Jeff Hostetler, Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Andre Reed, the guy who made the best fantasy football team name this year (Johnny Rookie B*tch), we’ll have to settle for Jeff Tuel, Ryan Nassib, and some guy named Ronnie Wingo. Who is either a porn star or a X-Wing pilot.

However, there might be some things to watch… Like if E.J. Manuel can throw a pass to Sammy Watkins without two bounces, or to see how fresh C.J. Spiller looks, etc., and then, and only then, can we create ridiculous conclusions based on anecdotal evidence from one series before the back-ups come in. Because that’s how we fantasy players roll. But hey, with just one series with the starts, I guess means we should only see two interceptions from Eli Manning tonight

But the only thing that matters is: Football is here.

  1. paulzone says:
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    I have the 10th pick in a 10 team league with 0.5 ppr. 6 pts for td passes too. I was just offered the 5th pick. Would you take it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @paulzone: I would. I like that area. I’d look at Jimmy Graham probably.

    • paulzone says:
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      @paulzone: standard snake draft. 10th position for 5th position….just to clarify.

  2. paulzone says:
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    Graham at 5 overall?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @paulzone: Yeah, I think in any PPR, you could argue for it. If not, Calvin Johnson if he falls, or if he doesn’t, one of the top5 RB’s.

  3. Winslow's Walmart Whacking says:
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    14 team PPR league with QB/RB/WR flex and I have the 14th pick (Ugh.) Assuming top 5 rbs, top 5 wrs and top 3 qbs are already taken (and Jimmy Graham is gone – already kept by me) who do you like? Is Luck the best play here? Or do I take a running back like Reggie Bush, Montee Ball, or, it pains me to even write this, CJ Spiller? It’s a little frustrating to not be able to find rankings that account for leagues with QB eligible flex positions – either the rankings are based on a single QB league (where beyond the big three, everyone drops way down in draft) or mandatory 2 QB leagues (where QBs see a significant bump up). Should I be using the 2 QB league rankings since QBs out score every other position anyways? If I’ve already kept Jimmy and Keenan Allen, should I be looking QB QB with my first two picks and then with the rest of the draft try to cobble together a committee of RB and WRs to play matchups throughout the year?

  4. Clint says:
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    I didn’t watch the game but judging by the news of Andre Williams looking good, I think Yahoo may want to rethink their whole “Rashad Jennings is a sleeping giant” article I read a few weeks ago. Primary reason my league’s going to more flex positions and less mandatory RB/TE spots. Gambling on who gets 60% of a team’s carries can make or break your season.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, especially how the league is progressing. I like Jennings, but I feel like his value is getting blown out of proportion right now.

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