Everyone wants to get some booty. Living in my mom’s basement, I haven’t seen much booty. Pirate’s booty, I mean. What I wouldn’t do to get some of that swashbuckling plunder. The Bears, however, didn’t appear to want any part of the Buccaneers nor Tom Brady’s booty for most of the first half Thursday night. Then, late in the 2nd quarter, Nick Foles took off the eye patch, tossed his peg leg aside and began his quest for the Brady booty. Foles went 30/42 for 243 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception as he led the Bears to their 4th victory. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but plundering is an ugly business by nature. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

Tom Brady – 25/41 for 253 yards and his 12th passing touchdown. Khalil Mack made the GOAT look more like that goat from Jurassic Park. By the time their final drive rolled around Brady couldn’t remember what year it was, much less what down it was. Both of these defenses are legit, probably top five in the league, so we’re lucky we even saw the 39 points we did between the Bucs and Bears. Brady has a good chance to produce QB1 numbers moving forward, if his weapons can get healthy.

Ronald Jones – 17 carries for 106 yards, 3 catches for 19 yards. Pigskinonator loved RoJo this week, ranking him #11 among the week 5 running backs. Have you signed up for Pig-bot yet? What are you waiting for?! There’s a free 7-day trial!

Ke’Shawn Vaughn – 2 catches for 5 yards and a fumble lost. The third round rookie saw some field time due to the ankle injuries to both Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy. The fumble wasn’t really his fault with Brady leading him into a vicious hit from Kyle Fuller. Still, it seems unlikely that Vaughn will have fantasy relevance anytime this season.

Mike Evans – 5 catches for 41 yards and his 6th touchdown. Now on pace for 19 receiving touchdowns which would be the third most in NFL history behind only Randy Moss (23) and Jerry Rice (22). Expect the gravy train to run out if Chris Godwin (hamstring) ever gets healthy. Until then, Evans is locked in as a WR1.

Scotty Miller – 0 catches on 0 targets. What did Scotty do to get on Brady’s shitlist? Scotty doesn’t know! Maybe his disappearance was only due to the hip and groin injuries he’s been battling. Scotty doesn’t know! Rookie Tyler Johnson (4 catches for 61 yards) stepped up and looked good on Thursday night, but remember, Justin Watson (chest) also missed the game. Ignore the good looking Johnson for now.

Rob Gronkowski – 3 catches for 52 yards. Don’t look now, but Gronk is heating up! No, seriously, don’t look. It’s painful watching the big man run.

Allen Robinson – 10 catches for 90 yards. We questioned whether Foles would have tunnel vision for Robinson like Trubisky did. After 26 Robinson targets over Foles’ first two starts, it’s safe to say those concerns were as backwards as the Titans concerns over COVID. It seems Anthony Miller’s (4 catches for 28 yards) breakout will have to wait.

David Montgomery – 10 carries for 29 yards, 7 catches for 30 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The Bucs stout run defense put some pants on the Full Monty, but he still salvaged a nice fantasy line with 7 receptions and the touchdown plunge. His bellcow-like workload in the absence of Tarik Cohen (ACL) makes Monty a high end RB2 rest of season.

Jimmy Graham – 3 catches for 33 yards and his 4th touchdown. The 2013 star tight end reunion was dominated by Graham. You could see the jealousy on Gronk’s face. When the Bears signed him to a 2 year/16 million dollar deal I wanted to stick my head in the oven as a Bears fan. I’d still like to stick my head in the oven, but that’s pretty much the norm for 2020, right?

  1. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    pretty sure jimmer graham never did nuke hopkins-like one handed catches like that back when he was good.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      He looks shockingly good

  2. What's a Drexl? says:
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    hahahaha. anybody (and there’s a lot of them) “brady’s the best ever” types, can ya find me an instance of say rodgers or mahomes (small sample admittedly) not knowing what down it is? i’ll wait, and it’ll be like everybody waiting for will ferrell to come out of that yoga shack where he found out how to suck himself off.

    – i never would’ve given belichick THAT much credit, but here we are in the 5th game without him…

    • Cram It says:
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      So he forgot what down it was. You’re going to sum up his 20-year career on that? He threw for 370 and 5 TD’s last week, fyi. I’m not a Brady apologist, but the dude is 43 and was playing a top defense in his grill on every other play.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I tend to agree with Cram. Brady looked pretty good the past two weeks. On top of playing against a top defense he was also without Godwin plus Evans clearly isn’t 100%. I would’ve liked to see Brady without Belichick 10 years ago….

      • What’s A Drexl says:
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        yeah me too cause i never once thought he was close to what rodgers does, rodgers had to live under that mccarthy bs for years; this is probably obv i think this before just now and to be fair im clearly looking for stuff to degrade brady, but not knowing the downs doesn’t look good, i don’t care if he’s 50 now. the main point of winning sb as a measure of qb’s being pretty silly is the main point here. dan marino was str up awesome. if gretzsky wom zero cups it would change nothing

  3. BallsDeep says:
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    Are you starting Emmanuel sanders, Freeman or laviska in the FLEX?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Freeman

      • BallsDeep says:
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        Ok thanks. Marquise brown got dropped in my league. Just used a waiver on Lindsay. Would you drop Emmanuel sanders, Freeman or Lindsay for him?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          No problem. I’d lose Sanders for him.

  4. Cram It says:
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    I’m a Bears fan too. Foles looks awful. But he prefers an up-tempo style. I read that he was on the sideline imploring Nagy to speed things up. Whatever, we’re 4-1!!! Didn’t expect this 5 games in. Let’s roll with it.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Me either! Yeah, he certainly looked a bit better once they sped things up.

    • What’s A Drexl says:
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      anything that might produce more yards is great with me (have right now in a 16 dynasty stash anybody that might not play fantax foles/tannehill)

  5. howie2978 says:
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    1. Given uncertainty of Bills game this week, would you start Deshaun Watson over Josh Allen?

    2. Sanders or Drake in flex?

    3. Assuming Mostert plays (looks like he will), Mostert or McKinnon? My other RBs are Henry and Gibson.

    Thanks!!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Yeah I think best to be safe since you have such a strong backup
      2. Sanders
      3. Mostert I guess, but who knows

      No problem!

    • The Harrow says:
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      but wait to see if ten can get in line before sunday’s early games

  6. Hitzone says:
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    12 team non ppr keep 3

    1)Trade my mixon/Lindsay/6th rounder for Cooper(or Juju)/Akers/3rd rounder

    2) trade my harris/6th rounder for Higgins/4th rounder

    QB Burrow
    Rbs Zeke, CMC, Mixon, Harris, Mattison, Edmonds, Moss
    Wr Moore, Lamb, Gage, Hardman, Gabriel Davis
    TE Ertz/Goeddert

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Eh I think you might be able to do better for Mixon. How many WRs do you start?
      2. If you only start 2 WRs the I’d rather have the RB depth.

      • Hitzone says:
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        3wrs/1 flex

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I like the Higgins one, still think you can do better for mixon

  7. Hitzone says:
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    I just offered mixon/gage for Hopkins/mike Williams

    Sure it will get declined, but it is hard for intermediate level players to understand Rb is more valuable than Wr in this format.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think you need to offer a little more for Hopkins

  8. Chet says:
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    Hey, DT!

    I can use 2 of the following this week: Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, DJ Moore, and Justin Jefferson.

    I don’t like McLaurin vs Rams (Ramsey). I would love to use JJ and Moore in what I think are going to be huge shootouts between two teams with terrible defenses (CAR vs ATL and MIN vs SEA), but have a hard time benching RB Gibson. Please help me out here. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Chet!

      I’d go with Moore and Gibson.

      No problem.

  9. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Hey DT…like the recaps. Some weeks they’re better than the games.

    One of my no frills 1/2 ppr, 10 teamers…after the debacle that is 2020 so far, I’m left with this:
    QB: Bridgewater, Herbert
    RB: Henry, Mostert, M Gordon, Dav Johnson, Bell
    WR: Godwin, Woods, Parker, Moore, Shenault
    TE: Jonnu, Hurst
    Whatever K/DST streamers

    I don’t want the onesie backups but I feel like I need one for Jonnu right now. I could dump Herbert for a bench stash in the hope of hitting on another useful piece long-term (or somebody I could flip as part of a trade).

    Here’s the best available on waivers this week: RB: Kelley, Swift / WR: AJ Green, Gage, E Sanders, Ruggs, Hardman, Jeffery, Kirk, Patrick, Harry, J Washington

    1) is anybody on this list worth dropping Herbert for, and if a couple are can you rank the top 3 or 4?
    2) At 1-3 with this mess, would you just play Henry and Jonnu this week and take the zeros if the Titans can’t get their act together? Assuming the game isn’t already cancelled by Sunday, I’m seriously considering it.

    Thanks, man. Keep up the great work!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Bob, appreciate you reading!
      1. Kelley is a must add, dump herbert for him asap. The rest are a crapshoot: Swift, Gage, Green
      2. I’d feel it out as it gets closer but lean toward starting Hurst to be safe and gamble on Henry if things are looking up.

      No problem!

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        I may not have high enough waiver priority to get Kelley, but we’ll see. I agree Swift and Gage are interesting…I guess if they get cleaned out, Green is a “why not?” play. Thought about Ruggs too, if all else fails, although I’d call that one a very looooong shot.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yeah Ruggs has upside at least

          • bobsnyder4210 says:
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            Actually, adjusted a little…turns out Kelley doesn’t clear waivers till Monday so TBD, but…Dropper Herbert, stuck everybody I could on IR for the weekend, and picked up Green to see what happens (if he bombs he’s my hopeful Kelley drop) and Patrick as a late pivot for Henry in case that game cancels on Monday. Desperate times. I’ll have to drop 2 of Green/Patrick/Shenalt to settle up IRs next week but for now I get to watch and get another week’s info. You never know…

            • Donkey Teeth

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              Makes sense, I like it. Only question is do you need someone who hasn’t played yet on Monday to drop for Kelley? Or will it let you drop a guy who has played already?

  10. Dominic Brady says:
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    Would you risk starting Stefon Diggs this week or would you play it safe with Devante Parker in case Bills game gets moved again?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d wait and see how your matchup is looking after the morning games Sunday…and see how the titans/bills prospects are looking. If youre feeling good about your chances just go with Parker.

  11. Zandy says:
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    Josh Allen owner here…

    Roll the dice and plan on starting him with Herbert the fall back on MNF, or roll out Minshew on Sunday and not risk it?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Herbert’s a fine fall back so I’d just wait til Monday and see what it looks like

  12. H says:
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    Please rate this trade please. Trade analyzer seems to like it. Thank you.

    I traded Tyreek Hill and Josh Kelley for Antonio Gibson and Darren Waller in Full Point PPR.

    My other receivers are ARob, McLauren, Woods, Diontae, and AJ Brown so I figured I could afford to give up Hill. My TE currently is a disappointing Hurst so Waller is a huge upgrade.

    I also have McCaffrey and Ekeler on IR.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fair deal and makes sense for your team. Woulda been nice to keep Tyreek and move ARob instead, but beggars can’t be choosers. Nice team!

  13. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Looking to make a trade at tight end because I’m not super confident about Mike Gesicki this week and moving forward, and my other two TEs or on byes.

    Targeting Dalton Schultz, but that owner wants Myles Gaskin in return. I’d probably also end up having to drop Gesicki and/or Tonyan too since I won’t need three TEs. (Not the worst thing; frees a roster slot for an Allen replacement if the Tuesday game is called off.)

    Would you do the deal, Gaskin for Schultz? Or should I just roll with Gesicki this week and then count on Hockenson and Tonyan moving forward. Help me solve this TE logjam!

    (12 teams, 0.5 PPR)

    My roster:

    QB- Josh Allen
    RB- James Conner
    RB- Jonathan Taylor
    WR- DK Metcalf
    WR- Cooper Kupp
    TE- Mike Gesicki
    FLEX- DJ Chark

    B- TJ Hockenson
    B- Myles Gaskin
    B- Russell Gage
    B- Cam Akers
    B- Robert Tonyan
    IR- Christian McCaffrey
    IR- Aaron Lazard
    IR- Alshon Jeffrey

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d roll with what you have for now and keep Gaskin, you could use the RB depth

  14. Nightpandas says:
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    AJ Brown and AP too much to give up for Keenan Allenb in a std league?

    Thanks Donks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair but I lean toward the AJB side. Keenan may be safer though with all the titans madness.

      No problem, Night pandas

  15. miles proudfoot says:
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    Pick up Justin Jackson over Tate, P Wilson, or Lindsay? Half PPR. Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      Hardman, Renfrow and Byrd also on waivers.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Jackson over Tate for me. No problem!

  16. JC says:
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    Appreciate your help on my trade this week. Below is my new lineup and best on the WW. Any changes?
    Context: 12 team, standard scoring ESPN league. 4-0 with second most points in the league so definitely looking long term.

    Dak
    Cook, Taylor
    Julio, Golladay, Boyd
    Waller
    Pats
    Boswell
    Bench: Kelley, Mattison, Gaskin, Crowder, Slayton, Higbee

    WW: Renfroe, Shenault, Beasley, Hardeman, Schultz, Snell, Pollard

    • Donkey Teeth

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      No problem, JC.

      Looks good. I’d probably swap Higbee out for Hardman since you have Waller but no issues with keeping what you have.

      • JC says:
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        Great. I will keep Higbee for a week or two hoping he has a big week and then dangle him for a bit more.

  17. Russowl says:
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    10 team non ppr 10 points bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards. I need help filling two flex spots this week.

    Antonio Gibson
    McKinnon
    Devante parker
    Le’Veon Bell
    Julio Jones

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Gibson and Bell

  18. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade full PPR league

    Should I trade Stafford for Chase Edmonds to cuff Drake or am I way off here? Edmonds can also possibly be lead back next year if Drake leaves.

    Don’t really need Stafford and it is possible that Edmonds takes over for Drake next year or maybe even this year. Stafford is only getting older and while he’s been consistent hasn’t looked great this year and he has his own injury concerns. On the other hand I can see a scenario where Drake leaves Arizona next year and the Cards just sign or draft an RB to compete or play ahead of Chase which makes me feel like I’m overpaying.

    we start 2QBs/ 3WRs/ 2RBs/ 1TE/ 2 Flex

    my team

    QBs – Mahomes, Burrow, Stafford

    RBs – Barkley, Chubb, Kenyan Drake, Anthony McFarland, Justin Jackson, Dee Jay Dallas, Darrynton Evans

    WRs- Shenault, Slayton, Hardman, Reagor, Mooney, Preston Williams, Tim Patrick, Gandy Golden

    TEs- Gesicki, Goedart

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Edmonds there for sure.

  19. The Harrow says:
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    ok, before it was just TEN being gangsters, now i’m finally pissed. this morning it gets reported that another TEN entity popped a test and that their facilities were being shutdown (this was about 3ish hours ago); so clearly anybody that read that would be nutzo to leave BUF/TEN players in their lineups. then around 30 minutes before games started NFL FINALLY reports that the entity was a staffer who hadn’t even been near the team for 2ish weeks and that the TEN/BUF game is still possible for week 5. so the only people who’ll benefit from this are those who ignored the earlier news and just left their TEN/BUF (j.allen?) players starting slots. TEN clearly could’ve just reported this hours ago but didn’t.

    – NFL also could’ve had reported this earlier too but clearly TEN is the culprit more so here. at least NFL made a decision and put out the correct news fairly soon on the NE/DEN game.

    • The Harrow says:
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      while NO has 2 weeks in a row trolled us as to MT’s status, at least this time they didn’t wait till AFTER the late day games, was able to get t.smith in over gaskin in one spot and over p-will in another. it also just sucks that NO can’t just one of these weeks play an early sunday or thur game.

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