Normally I lead these buys off with a play I think is glaringly clear but my call this week is based on how negative everyone seems to be about the New England Patriots and – in particular – Tom BradyMuch like Warren Buffet, my trade mantra has always been ‘be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful’.  Yes, I read things that aren’t Fantasy Football related from time to time.  I know, it surprises me too.  But what I’m trying to say about this scenario is it’s all negative right now for Brady and company.  Gronk, ‘dola, Sudfeld and Vereen are hurt.  The duo he’s left with at WR on the outside – Dropkins and Dropson – are having what many would call ‘issues’.  The lone bright spot so far seems to be Julian Edelman who averaged 6.0 yards per catch last Thursday night which is underwhelming even for a 3rd down passing back, let alone the guy who looks like he’s going to lead his team in receptions and yardage.  But I’m seeing some silver linings here and think with how pessimistic the world is about Brady and company, you could and should take advantage.  Though it’s not set in stone, week 3 has been marked as the return of Gronk.  That in and of itself will be a huge help for this team.  He may also get back Brandon Bolden who – though not as dynamic as Vereen – is definitely strides better then Blount as a secondary RB to have.  The third is we’ve been here before.  Remember when everyone was touting the Pats demise heading into 2011?  Moss was gone and all they had was Deion Branch and the rotting corpse of Ochocinco lining up out wide?  Yeah, Gronk and A-Hern went off, Welker was Welker and we didn’t really worry about those outside guys.  I’m not saying I can promise smooth sailing from here on out but I think Brady could be had for a backup QB at this point with all the negativity floating around.  That’s worth looking into in my book.  And if he doesn’t go off?  Well, your backup was Andy Dalton so…nothing to see here, move along.  In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

BUY

Chris IvoryI know, I know, more unpopular suggestions.  But you don’t think I’m gonna let go of my Chris Ivory Fantasy just yet, do you?  I’m still on the bandwagon, even if that makes it seem like I’ve fallen off the wagon for doing so.  I just minced idioms, y’all!  He’s more talented than Powell, it’s just a question of whether or not the Jets will let that shine.  Unless he’s a firm believer like I am, I’d think the owner is willing to give up on Chris for peanuts at this point.  Maybe even the Family Circus.

Trent Richardson – I think I listed him last week.  *Rifles through notes and then realizes everything that has been done is on the internet*.  Well then, I didn’t.  And now I did.  Josh Gordon is back next week.  It’s like Rex Manning Day minus the chest hair.  The Browns offense will never be a high ceiling one but its few parts – Cam/T-Rich/Gordon – are pretty darn good.  With T-Rich starting slow, some owner out there might be antsy in the pantsy.  Take a chancey if he is.

Drew BreesHe’s finished two weeks outside of the top 20 for QB scoring now.  Guess how many weeks we’ve played?  Yup.  Guys like Drew always have a longer leash then say a guy like Sam Bradford but you never know how an owner will respond to one of their top picks crapping the bed on them, especially with how other QBs have started.  He’s still a top 3 QB even without the rushing ability that others seem to possess.  Yes, the owner probably needs to be dumb to do anything about this but you’re not above that are you?

Cam NewtonAll top QBs, all the time.  He’s frustrating his owners right now with back to back snorefests.  Keep in mind he did something similar to start the year last year and I told everyone to buy in.  It was probably a premature call…and this one might be too.  That Panthers offense looks terrible but in Newton we trust.  I mean, a QB in motion tends to stay in motion right?  I think I need to retake the everything grade, fantasy football has ruined me.

Rueben RandleThe problem with buy calls on impending injuries is you never know when they’re going to hit.  Randle actually caught a touchdown – ok he fumbled but he was targeted down there – on Sunday and Hakeem Nicks actually found a way to dislocate his finger on a pass thrown to him.  If there’s a man who could shatter into 1,000 pieces on a ball that hits him in the chest, it’s Nicks…never the less, you should go to New York and order a Rueben with all the fixings if his owners disgruntled after a lackluster effort vs the Broncos and speaking as an owner I can attest: I am.

Andre EllingtonThough Rashard’s been steady, it’s never a good sign when your head coach starts saying your backup can ‘carry the load’.  This could be a RBBC situation you’re stepping into but given Rashard’s health history, picking up AE if you have the bench space could prove to be prudent.  I don’t need prunes in my diet, I crap consumate ‘S’s twice a day!  That’s not what that word means…and gross…

Denard RobinsonDeep league alert!  Don’t know if you know this but the Jags have been terrible this year.  Like ‘dog ate my Costco-sized box of bubble yum and now looks like he’s processing playdough back there’ kinda terrible.  So terrible, fans are petitioning for Tim Tebow to join them.  It doesn’t get much lower, really…eh, why am I suggesting you pick him up?  Same reason I suggest picking up Pryor.  It ain’t real football, y’all, you take points where you can get them and the Jags just might try and see what their ‘Offensive Weapon’ can do sooner rather than later.  Plus it’ll put butts in seats, Khan, which is kinda how you keep your fanbase coming to the games (hint, hint).  If – ok who am I kidding – WHEN Henne and co. get obliterated in Seattle, the Jags should be looking to make some form of move and if it’s not to foggy London town, this is probably the next best thing for fantasy players.

SELL

Robert Griffin, III – I’ve seen two games now and what I’ve seen is a guy who is either 1) not fully healed from his knee issues or 2) he doesn’t fully trust that it is.  Neither are really that good for his value.  Even though the passing numbers have been there, most have come from junk time as he tries to keep pace with his defenses ability to be more open then Sharon Stone’s legs in Basic Instinct.  And the run game from him?  Non-existent.  This is a worry trade that he may not be healthy all year but the numbers still look good so you don’t have to sell too low.  I’d move on before you have to limp on.

  1. DDT says:
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    Sky, do you like Ellington more than D. Woodhead ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @DDT: Really different guys. Woodhead for consistency/low ceiling, Ellington for upside/potential starting RB. Basically, Woodhead is the answer. Ellington is more of a flier.

  2. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Gresham or G. Graham ROS?

    Also, still buying low on Wilson or has the floor too low to see the ceiling?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Different players. Gresham = consistency, Graham = RZ so Gresham but they’re not really comparable.

      Depends who’s selling him and for what. As long as I don’t need him now, I’m still willing to take a flier on him.

  3. Dsimms says:
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    would you trade Ridley for Lamar Miller and David Wilson?

    12 team non ppr keeper
    QB-Vick
    RB-McCoy, Ridley, Lacy, Helu
    WR-Fitz, Gordon, Hilton, Patterson, A roberts, Dropkins
    TE- J Graham

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dsimms: I would

  4. Jagan says:
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    Sky

    Should I pickup Marlon Brown and Drop chris Givens?

    My bench includes Josh Gordon / Cecil Shorts / Leveon Bell / Jason Starks

    Or do u want me to drop Bell.I am tired of that still being injured

    Thanks

    Jagan

    • I’d try to get some trade value from L. Bell before you drop him outright.. Are there any kool-aid-drinking Steelers fans in your league? That kool-aid is getting stale, quick.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jagan: Hold

  5. Allen says:
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    Well see about tom terrific! I’m not sold…so many other options at QB. But I see where your coming from.

    Best RB stash standard league as of right now?

    Pierre thomas
    Brandon bolden
    Andre ellington
    Isiah pead
    Jacquizz (would have to use waiver claim…I’m 5th would go back down to 12)
    Donald brown

    Thanks sky and long live james jones!!

    • Alen says:
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      @Allen: take pierre off that list he was just scooped up in my league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allen: Ellington; Bolden is close, though. Just haven’t seen him utilized to say for sure.

  6. Nick says:
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    Qb – Brady, luck, Bradford
    RB – McCoy forte, Pierre, cj2k, Bryce, woodhead
    Wr- decker, Cecil, Gordon,
    TE- graham, cook

    I’m only keeping Bradford for this week. I offered the first trade in my ppr league, but if it fails, which of the others below would you try next?

    McCoy Cecil for dez b Tate
    McCoy for Wayne MHD
    McCoy for SJax and welker or Cobb
    McCoy Cecil for Marshall mendenhall

    The guy who owns aj and Calvin won’t budge.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: The last one is ok, rest are pretty meh.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Nick:
      why would you trade McCoy? don’t get that and definitely not for SJax yikes

  7. Ian says:
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    Starks or Moreno in a standard league this week?

    Starks, Edelman, or CJ2K in a ppr?

    As a Vernon Davis owner, should I try and trade for Julius Thomas or Joedan Cameron? I have some nice bench depth in this league. Or wait it out with Vernon?

    • btd says:
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      @Ian: Moreno.

      CJ2K.

      Wait it out. I think VD could be selling low, while the others could be buying high.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ian: agree w/btd

  8. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’ve got RB woes and I’ve been trying to add the most valuable backups. Start 2QB, 3WR, 2RB, 2 WR/RB.

    My RBs are TRich, Wilson, Joique Bell, Starks, Snelling, Todman, Bryce Brown, Hunter

    Would you drop one of those for Ellington, Pead, Dunbar, Donald Brown, Jennings, Denard Robinson?

    Also would you start Snelling over Miles Austin or Chris Givens?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: can drop Hunter for Ellington. Both are fliers. I’d probably start Givens there. Don’t trust the ATL guys to figure out that Snelling should get the majority of carries.

  9. Zandy says:
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    Who should i trade for ivory? Any of these enough to do straight up?
    Marlon Brown
    Eddie Royal
    Kenbrell
    Assume hes not worth Hilton
    Nonppr league – thanks for all your help yesterday – ended up dropping cordarelle and woodhead for royal and ellington

    • btd says:
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      @Zandy: Hold unless you can get and use Hilton.

      • Zandy says:
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        @btd: I have those WRs, trying to trade to acquire Ivory – assume that means your view is trade anyone but Hilton for Ivory haha.
        My other Wrs are Calvin Johnson, Steve Johnson and Steve Smith so I do have depth..

        Sky what do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Go for it. I’m lowest on Kenbrell. Start there. Then Brown. Then Royal.

  10. Ian says:
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    I need some advice for an 18-team league (a depth I’m brand new to). I’m loaded at QB, landing Kaepernick as my starter and Vick as my backup. It seems a shame to have so much talent on my bench each week so I’m looking for a way to flip Vick for an upgrade elsewhere (to someone without a good QB — this is an 18-team league, after all).

    I’m thinking of offering Vick and Ryan Mathews (currently my flex) for Jamaal Charles and Roethlisberger (0.5 PPR scoring).

    The RB upgrade is juicy, but would I be making a mistake to trade away an elite QB in a league where the top 3 QBs on the waiver wire are Gabbert, Sanchez, and Tebow?

    • btd says:
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      @Ian: Throw the trade out there. If Vick or Kaep get hurt, then whoever their backup is (Foles and ?) will be in the top 3 QB free agents…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ian: I’d take the RB upgrade there.

  11. Matty says:
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    I like Vick, but worried about health. Trade Vick for Brady? Or should I try for more??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Matty: You’re underselling Vick by a lot. That’s not a buy low.

  12. KD says:
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    ROS in a PPR league, MJD or D. Wilson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KD: Tough. If MJD is healthy, it’s gotta be him, though.

  13. btd says:
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    14 teamer and need a plan B if Gronk is still out… Who’s a deep TE play this weekend?

    Chandler @ NYJ
    Z Miller vs Jags
    Graham @ Balt
    Walker vs SD
    Plus, is Housler going to be back @ NO?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @btd: Haven’t heard on Housler yet. Graham for me.

  14. Swiftysports says:
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    Hi
    Here is my line up for week 3

    QB : A, Smith KC
    WR : H, Nicks NYG
    WR : M, Brown Bal
    RB : A Foster HOU
    RB : J, Bell DET
    TE : J, Finley GB
    W/R/T : R, Wayne
    K : D, Bailey
    DEF : DET

    I DROP QB BEN for A, Smith
    My bench :
    Gates
    CJ Spiller
    T, Pryor
    M, Colston
    L, Fitz
    Ban, Ellis

    I knew I shoudl of drop Ben but Pryor was my pick for the first 2 weeks. and I put in A, Smith for week 3 . do you think I should of keep Ben Roe and trade something for him or was the pick up was good ?

      • Swiftysports says:
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        thank you

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  15. Chris says:
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    Jordan Cameron or Jared Cook at TE this weekend??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chris: Rankings come out tomorrow, haven’t really looked at matchups yet and you didn’t provide them.

  16. Baren says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Sitting at 1-1 and been stashing Leveon Bell. Another owner just dropped Ryan Matthews. Would you pick up Matthews and drop Bell?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Baren: Um, you need a new league if people are dropping a starting RB. Pick him up.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: Unless there is money involved then it’s sit back and collect.

    • I would. Until Pittsburgh gets a new OC and/or a revamped O-line, Bell’s ceiling is gonna be R Mathews current numbers.

  17. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    In trying to trade for Richardson, do you think this is a fair offer?
    DeMarco Murray, Bernard Pierce and Andre Brown (he has David Wilson)

  18. Schizer says:
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    Need to pick 3 to start this week out of Cobb, Cruz, DeSean, Wayne, McFadden, Austin

    Love the articles!

    Thanks!

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer: PPR, btw

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Schizer: Thanks! Haven’t really looked at matchups, rankings come out tomorrow. I’ll say Cobb/Cruz/DMC for now.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Sky: DJax been on fire

  19. John Stamos says:
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    Sooooo, I’m 0-2. Awesome.. T-Rich has been poop bc Norv is poop, MJD is hurt, Amendola is touching his groin, and I have the most points scored against me in the league. Therefore, I’m looking for a blockbuster to change the game. After being 1-4 last year, I made some moves and ended up 7-6, so I wanna start earlier this year. I have two trade thoughts that I’d appreciate your input on. The first seems like a stretch from my end, and the second is an upside/riskier trade.

    #1 – Matt Ryan/MJD/Stevie Johnson for Brady/Gore/Boldin (If they don’t go for Gore, Decker or Wayne?)

    #2 – Ryan/MJD/SJ for Cam/D Wilson/D Thomas

    Am I asking for too little in #2? J Bell better than D Wilson?

    I’m eating Greek yogurt right now.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @John Stamos: Ugh, I’m 0-2 in a lot of leagues right now. Never fun.

      1 – Feels like you’re giving up too much

      2 – That’s a lot of RBs to only get D-Wil in return. You are just giving up too much in these trades.

      Enjoy!

      • John Stamos says:
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        @Sky:

        Interesting… Would you not consider #1 an arguable upgrade in all 3 positions? Assuming Ryan/Brady finish with similar point totals, Gore gets more steady work with a better offense (and less chance for injury), and Bolding ROS is better than Stevie?

        Sorry I might not have been clear on trade #2, that’s Matt Ryan/MJD/Stevie Johnson for Cam/D Wil/D Thomas (or J Bell)… That is still too much. Perhaps just Matt Ryan and MJD for those 3 guys. The problem here is that team took Wilson in the first round…

        • John Stamos says:
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          @John Stamos: Demaryius Thomas*

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @John Stamos: Gore has not looked good at all this year. Even in a better offense, he’s not an upgrade over MJD, IMHO. He’s on my sell list higher then MJD at this time.

          Number 2 actually intrigues me if that’s Stevie. It’s a gamble but Cam has proven he can turn it around before. That ATL o-line worries me more and more every day…J. Bell is better now, but D-Wil has the clearer path to being a reliable start each week. I’d still want him over Bell.

          • John Stamos says:
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            @Sky: Glad to have your input on Gore. I missed both 49ers games this year, so I’m going off of box scores.

            I think the gamble might be worth it bc that would restock all of my key positions (if I can keep Stevie). My starting 5 would be:

            QB – Cam Newton
            RB – Richardson
            RB/WR – Stevie Johnson (without him it’s Andre Roberts)
            RB/WR – David Wilson
            WR – Demaryius Thomas

            Appreciate all the input.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Reasonable. If D-Wil takes off, you’re gonna be looking pretty good.

  20. stoopid says:
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    Better RB stash:

    Bolden
    Snelling
    F.Jones
    Jacobs
    Turbin (I own Lynch)
    Leshoure
    Bush
    Helu

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @stoopid: Snelling for immediate returns, Bolden for longer term.

  21. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    In my PPR league we start 2 RB, 2 WR and flex. I have gone with the following the first 2 weeks.

    Rice, Martin, Bryant, TY and Shorts.

    Here are my bench options. Randle, Hopkins, A. Roberts, Hartline, Moreno and Daniel Thomas.

    Would you drop any of the above to pick up Royal and/or Starks?

    I also happen to have both Romo and Russell Wilson in a 1 QB league. Having a hard to cutting bait with one this early.

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Hopkins in over Shorts for upside. Moreno in over Rice if he’s hurt this week. If not, hold on your RBs.

      I’d drop Roberts for Starks or Royal.

      Why do you need to cut bait?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Sky: Don’t need to cut bait, just thought that Rivers might be a option.

        Pick one, Starks or Royal?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @malamoney: Rivers is alright, still like those other two more, though.

  22. the imp says:
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    Hi Sky, this PPR team almost got the trade it needed:
    Current Starters: Vick//Forte, Foster//Cobb, Nicks, Gordon//Eifert
    Bench: RG3//Bradshaw, Pierce//Amendola
    The Graham owner almost went for Vick for Graham, but declined saying he was tempted until he mangaged to pick up Rivers from the wire (and dumping Wilson!?!?!).

    Would it be an overpay to go back with a sweetened 2:2 deal (he needs WR and RB help too) like:
    A. Vick+Bradshaw for Graham+Matthews
    OR
    B. Vick + Gordon for Graham+Hartline

    I’m worried about RG3 too….so it makes it riskier to go with an overpay.

  23. Hans says:
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    who do you prefer, newton or brady?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hans: Have to say Newton because of his upside potential.

  24. bill says:
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    in a 16 person non-ppr league would you buy low on MJD right now and trade shane vereen for him? or just stay away completely

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @bill: In a 16 team, I think gambling on MJD makes sense.

      • bill says:
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        @Sky: I agree… the trade is beginning to shape up as follows:

        Give:
        Reggie Wayne
        Powell
        Marlon Brown

        Receive
        Larry Fitz
        MJD
        and either andre ellington or possibly I-Pead

        Thoughts?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Take Ellington.

  25. E says:
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    Would you give up MJD for D. Wilson & J. Gordon
    non-ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @E: It’s reasonable. If I needed WR help and didn’t need to start D-Wil right away, I’d do it.

  26. E says:
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    Drop K. Thompkins for K. Wright?
    Non-ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @E: non-PPR, I’m kinda flat on that. I’ll take Wright, though, for the targets.

  27. Josh says:
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    Flex play, who you got? .5 PPR league

    Kenbrell Dropkins, Chris Ivory, Ray Rice, Emmanuel Sanders

    Thanks,

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Josh: If Rice is healthy, it’s Rice. If not, I’ll say Ivory but I haven’t fully reviewed matchups just yet.

  28. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    I’ve been following your lead on Ivory so far, Sky, but an owner in my league just dropped Gio Bernard. Any chance I should throw in the towel and snatch the up and comer, given the Jets seem to cling to failure so readily over possible production?

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Sky:

        Here’s what I’ve got in my PPR league w/the QB flex, regular flex, 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s, and 2 IDP’s for starting spots:

        QB: Ryan, Cutler, Palmer
        RB: Charles, Martin, Wilson, Bradshaw, Ivory
        WR: Megatron, Cobb, Amendola, Gordon, Givens
        TE: Gates
        K: Hartley
        IDP: Watt, Kuechly, Zach Brown

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    Buffalo, Minnesota, San Fran, or NYJ for Defense this week? San Fran was dropped and is on waivers, so they aren’t a guarantee.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Buffalo/NYJ

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: drop Baltimore for buf? Are you a believer in streaming d?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Do it, I stream as much as possible until I find a diamond in the rough.

  30. Zeke says:
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    It’s OK to kick Redman to the curb for Ellington, right? I have good RB’s, so it is just a stash. Thanks.

    • Definitely dump Redman. It will help you doubly if someone picks him up, because whoever they drop to pick him up will probably be more valuable. :)

    • Sky

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      Agree w/James

      • Zeke says:
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        Thanks, guys. Definitely makes sense to gamble on a guy who is on his way up, rather than letting a guy on his way out stink up your bench.

  31. Defense to start this week:
    Arizona (@ Saints) Yahoo projection: 5.76
    Carolina (vs. NYG) Yahoo prejection: 4.42

    I feel inclined to start Carolina, considering the matchups, I’m wondering why the projection is a full point higher for ‘zona facing Brees.

    • Sky

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      Ooph, don’t really like either. I’d say Carolina there too, though.

  32. Brett says:
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    Ellington or Mark Ingram

    • Sky

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      I’ve lost patience with Ingram. I’ll go Ellington there.

  33. Brick says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Deeper League, I’m currently rolling out

    RB Alfred Morris v Det
    RB Giovani Bernard v GB
    RB/WR Sproles v Ari
    RB/WR Tate v Bal
    WR Fitz v NO
    WR Nelson v CIN
    WR Colston v Ari
    FLEX Givens v DAL

    Bench: Pierce v Hou

    Ditching anybody to play Pierce if Rice is out?

    Thanks!

    • Brick says:
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      @Brick: Oh and its PPR

    • Sky

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      If Rice is out, I’d bench Tate.

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    I posted this yesterday, but don’t think anyone responded. I know not a lot of people don’t play in IDP leauges, but this is a question just for those that do:

    I have Zach Brown from TEN. He’s been pretty solid the first two games. Does anyone know why he’s now projected for ZERO points this week and the rest of the season? He’s still alive and I haven’t seen any news on him being injured or suspended. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks.

    • Brick says:
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      @Wilsonian: I think yahoo sometimes just doesn’t project points for IDP players, its weird. I had robert quinn and he was projected for zero this week too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Zero clue, don’t really play IDP enough to say. Nor do I work for Yahoo. If I did, I’d be looking for a new job!

    • @Wilsonian:

      I play a ton of IDP – and on yahoo, no less. Not sure why that is the case. There is no injury nor suspension. For the record, I also roster Zac Brown and Quinn. Wouldn’t sweat this glitch in software.

      Zac Brown is in my top 15 this week (#11) — projecting 12 + total combined tackles.
      Robert Quinn is in my top 5 this week (#5) — projecting 3-4 tackles, 2 sacks.

      Would start both with confidence.

  35. malamoney

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    Would you drop Daniel Thomas for Starks or Royal in PPR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For either, in a heartbeat. He’s not that good…pick up Starks if you need RB help.

  36. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Sky, I offered Chris Ivory/Marlon Brown for Steve Smith/David Wilson in our .5 PPR league. He countered it with Knowshon Moreno/Marlon Brown for David Wilson/Steve Smith. Am I still doing this trade? Before the season started this would appear to be a huge steal. Would James Jones be a better WR to target than Steve Smith? He has Jones too. Im currently 0-2 and in 11th place so I’m trying to make some moves in order to shake things up. Although for what its worth I did really like my team post draft but i’ve been largely injury plagued. Moreno does have a good matchup against Oakland this week. thanks for the input!

    QB – Brady
    WR – Calvin
    WR – Roddy (ugh)
    RB – Forte
    RB – DeAngelo
    TE – Cook
    FLEX (W/R/T) – Moreno
    Bench : Ivory, Lev’eon Bell, Marlon Brown, Bryce Brown, Rueben Randle, Shane Vereen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      David Wilson has negative points on the season in most leagues. He’s not being realistic about D-Wil’s current value. Hold. Don’t like Jones. Don’t make moves just to make moves.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: would you try DeAngelo/Brown for Wilson/Smith or still hold?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s a gamble. Depends how high you are on D-Wil. I wasn’t that big on him coming into the season but he’s got more upside then DeAngelo. I’d personally hold but it’s close.

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Sky: so do you believe the value gap between Moreno and D-Wil is very significant? I think I’d rather Moreno in a ppr

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Oppo Taco: In terms of realized value, Moreno is much bigger but for trade value, he’s probably the lowest swing most teams could/would take. It’s a long term move that could come back to haunt you but it’s a reasonable gamble. Any chance you can get a sweetener back from him for taking on his D-Wil mess in that trade?

    • Nick says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d rather keep ivory anyway so I’d do it.

  37. Frank White says:
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    Hey Sky… Should I drop Britt for Ellington??

  38. Rags says:
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    0-2 and my team’s a mess. It’s a keeper league, and a lot of top guys get kept so I had to take a bunch of gambles and none of them have worked. My team right now (2RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE Flex; and standard scoring):

    Kaepernick
    Wilson, Lacy, Sproles, J. Rodgers, Pead
    Garcon, S. Smith, Jennings, Brown, Harvin, Streater, Patton
    Graham
    Streaming K and D/ST

    Would you tough it out these next few weeks, work the waiver wire and hope Lacy and Wilson turn things around? Or should I go for a big trade, maybe Graham for a package?

    Mainly holding Patton as my keeper lottery ticket. Should I drop him, Streater and/or Rodgers for Snelling, D. Robinson, B. Bolden or Marcel Reece (on the assumption that DMC won’t stay healthy)?

    Thanks for the strategy help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Patton for Snelling, Rodgers for Bolden if he’s healthy/active this week.

      No trades.

  39. frankgrimes says:
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    Hoyer gets the start over Campbell. Guess I’ll start Givens over Gordon this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, though it could be worse. Givens is pretty good. Not a terrible matchup either.

  40. the imp says:
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    Holy Cow,
    Someone just dropped MJD for Turbin….I know should be playing a razzball league.
    Any injury news out of Jacksonville (RW said MJD might actually play this week) or Seattle to justify this?
    Otherwise I’ll put in my futile claim (9th on the wire…) for him (would drop Pierce due to RB limits).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The only news is that owner is a fed up MJD owner. And an idiot.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: That’s what I suspected. It is drops like this and short benches that make it hard to make trades and remove at least some of the elements of luck from this game….

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          THe bigger the league, the less luck there is involved.

  41. Alex says:
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    Weird situation. Claimed Starks and have Ray Rice. The guy I’m facing this week has Bernard Pierce and won’t use him as he has Bell. Should I trade Starks for Pierce?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No.

  42. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Picked up Starks on waivers, looking to flip him ASAP to a RB-desperate team, possibly in a package with Edelman, for a WR upgrade over A. Brown/Edelman. 0.5 PPR, start 2 RB, 2 WR and a Flex, here are the leading candidates:

    Team 1: A medium-level owner. Has M. Ball and Quizz as RB 2/3. Targets are Bowe or V-Jax for Edelman/Starks.
    Team 2: A mark. RB 2/3 are Law Firm and D. Thomas. Target is Torrey Smith for Edelman/Starks.
    Team 3: A mark, and the Lacy owner. Also has S-Jax injured, but decent depth (DMC and Moreno). Targets are Amendola or Jennings, probably just straight up for Starks.
    Team 4: A sharp. Has MJD and Rice hurt, next up are Mendy and PT. Target is Roddy White for Edelman/Starks.
    Team 5: A mark. RB 2/3 are Reece and Leshoure, as he’s been hit by long-term injuries. Is actively shopping Graham. Offfering Witten + Starks, which I mentioned to you a day or two ago.

    So, are there any of these you would NOT offer (for example, Amendola not worth the trouble)? Which team(s) would you approach first?

    • See if you can get Starks for Josh Gordon straight up before Gordon starts lighting it up.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @James R: Thanks. I agree, but I’m actually holding Gordon.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Team 1: VJax
      Team 2: No
      Team 3: ‘dola if you’re feeling like taking a chance
      Team 4: Eh, I’m worried about his ankle…I’d hold
      Team 5: If he is starting Reece/Leshoure, you shouldn’t be giving Witten in that deal. Give something lower.

      Try the first one

  43. Pager24 says:
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    i’m in a 2QB league and have Wilson and Luck as my starters. I can make room on my bench for a 1 week qb add. My league counts sacks as -0.5 per and with the O-line troubles in IND, im worried about SF.
    Would you start any of the following over Luck this week?
    Rivers vs TN, Smith vs. PHI, Bradford vs DAL, or Palmer vs NO

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Palmer/Rivers have o-line issues of their own…I’ll say Bradford

  44. Swagger Jackers says:
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    @Sky: In a 2 QB league with no available QBs on the wire, is it worth dumping Woodhead for Hoyer?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you can’t foresee starting Woodhead any time soon, that move makes sense. Never know what you have until you have it.

  45. birrrdy! says:
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    Nice article. And with all due respect, I think you’re missing the point on RGIII. I’m helping coach another guy’s fantasy squad, and he reeeaaallly wanted Russell Wilson in his auction draft. I told him RGIII was better — for fantasy. Russell was going to be on a 10+ wins team, make the playoffs and throw for 200 yds a game with 1-2 TDs and some modest rushing totals. RGIII was going to be rusty the first 4 games, be on a 6-10 team, but consistently throw for 300+ yds a game with 2-3 TDs and increased rushing totals as the year moves along. Both went for bargains in his auction draft (much less than about 8-10 other QBs), and I convinced this guy to take RGIII instead of Wilson. He faced off against the Wilson team this week, called me freaked out at halftime (to which I assured him, be patient), and proceeded to thrash him.

    Even while rusty, only RGIII has proven to be the fantasy value, and Russell Wilson just plays for a great team and will be protecting the ball and leads all season. RGIII will be hurling until the very end with my beloved Skins AWFUL defense backing him up.

    I know you weren’t making the comparison between Wilson and RGIII, but it is a good example of similarly rated QBs going into the season, and exemplifies how RGIII’s value is not illusory… for fantasy. He’ll keep mopping up stats playing catch-up in the second half, and is a GREAT value. I would suggest doing the opposite this week and BUYING RGIII wherever you can. His owners may be a bit down on him, but he is going to keep pace with these other 400+ yd QB monsters this year, and should even things out with rushing totals that will get larger and larger as the year goes on. He’ll also probably shed the brace here shortly and be told to run for his life. I think the league will see some interesting results. Unfortunately, for my Skins, mainly for fantasy purposes.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The key thing is, Wilson doesn’t have a leg I’m worried about. Think you’re missing the real football perspective here and staring at the stats. It’s all great playing from behind until he torques it again. He’s not playing with confidence on it, can’t confidently trust in him for that reason moving forward.

  46. the imp says:
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    Real breaking news this time….Dwayne Allen out ROS with hip surgery. Drop Eifert for Fleener (PPR) right way as Fleener’s targets should be better now….correct?

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: Already did it. Just tell me if I screwed up.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, he’s still 3rd/4th option there but I’d do that. Indy isn’t gonna stop passing the ball with that defense hanging them out to dry every week.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: if i already have rudolph and eifert as backup, got waiver beat to bennett this week, i should also drop eifert for fleener then. done.

  47. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Streamed CAR DST vs BUF last week and it didn’t go well. That said, NYG has been a good matchup so far. Stick with CAR another week, or go for NYJ v BUF, TB @ NE, KC @ PHI or a just-dropped BAL v HOU?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Should’ve been better. Had an INT at the end of the game that got called back on penalty. Go with NYJ

  48. Alshon Jeffery or Reuben Randle ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      like Randle more but they’re in the same tier for me.

  49. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Just realized Royal is still out there in my 0.5 PPR. Drop Randle for him, or hold? I can afford to be patient with Randle, but it’s hard to leave a guy with 5 TDs on the wire. Note, if I can’t get Starks moved, this roster spot will have to be dropped for a kicker anyway.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Royal in PPR leagues. Ignore the TDs, he’s still looking like a more consistent weekly target than Randle. I’ll take him there.

  50. Brett says:
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    I am in a 12 team ppr league that plays 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 te.

    My roster is:
    QB Kapernick
    RB Foster
    RB T. Richardson
    Flex Moreno
    WR Cobb
    WR Bowe
    TE Cook

    B Roddy White
    B Steven Jackson
    B J Gordon
    B C Patterson
    B R Helu
    B EJ Manual
    B A Dobson
    B M Ingram

    My question is would you trade Moreno and Bowe for Brandon Marshall? My concern is would this be the best move with White and Jackson hurting? I am currently 1-1 and don’t know what to do regarding this trade.

    Thanks for the help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re getting the best player in the deal. I’d do it.

  51. FillyP says:
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    Sup Sky? Roddy injury has me really weak at WR in one league, but I’m plush at RB. Got Martin, Murray, CJ2K, D. Rich, Mendenhall. Thinking about moving D. Rich for D. Jax. Good deal? I could also dangle Mendenhall + Britt, but I think that package will have much less appeal.

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Also, who do you like more to replace Fred Davis – Clay, Celek, or J. Reed?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Reed

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you can get DJax for that, kudos to you. I’d prefer keeping DJax if I were his owner in that deal, though. You’re not gonna get anything adding Britt to deals at this point.

  52. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Can’t decide who to put in my flex (.5 ppr). Shorts, Starks, Jared cook or pick up ty Hilton and toss him in there. None of the options excite me too much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      this must be a really shallow league. Starks

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        12 team league actually, but thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bitchesbeshoppach: That’s terrible! Who’d give up on TY in a 12 teamer?

          • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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            He dropped him for Edelman after week one.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Bitchesbeshoppach: it’s more disturbing that he’s still out there after this long. It says more about the level of an entire league leaving him out there than 1 silly owner.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That might hurt later

  53. Richie says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I’ve got a couple of questions for ya. For my WR3 spot, I have the options of Chris Givens(@DAL), Josh Gordon(@MIN), and Marlon Brown(vs.HOU). I’m leaning towards Givens…but what are your thoughts?

    Also, at my TE spot I have Julius Thomas (vs.OAK) and Jordan Cameron (@MIN). I’m undecided because I’m not sure how many looks Julius is going to get considering that game will likely be a blowout, but Jordan is going to have Brian Hoyer *gulp* throwing to him this week. Can I have your thoughts on that as well?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Richie,

      Go Givens

      It’s close but I’ll say Cam

      • Richie says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  54. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Randle for D Hopkins ???

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yes

  55. Tim says:
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    Since I am stuck with Wilson and lacy……need to start 2 of the these
    Bernard
    J bell
    Randle
    Hopkins
    Josh Gordon
    Thanks!!
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bernard/Bell

  56. Ditka vs God says:
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    Great insight Sky! What are your thoughts on a trade I would like to propose:

    I send M. Ryan, H. Nicks, Ben Tate

    I receive T. Brady & DeSean Jackson

    I need help at WR and the other manager needs RB’s and Tate would be a handcuff for his Foster. Is this is a fair offer? Scoring tends to favor QBs (6pt throwing TD) and WR’s.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Think you’re overpaying a bit there but long run, it’s a reasonable trade in my book.

      • Ditka vs God says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for the help, I’ll start a little lower with my bidding. Started 0-2 and starting to get desparate for that first smell of victory. Kind of like when I was 17.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha!

  57. Tim says:
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    Thanks!!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob

  58. Tim says:
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    One more
    Vikings. DST vs Cleve or
    Pats DST vs Tampa

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pats

  59. bryan says:
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    would u trade Desean Jackson for Dymarius Thomas?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take DT there

  60. Rags says:
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    Was my question above too broad to answer? Was there a reason it got skipped? Or do you just not like me? Now I has a sad. :( :( :(

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      just missed it. 150+ comments, things start to blur. I’ll get to you in a minute.

      • Rags says:
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        @Sky: Haha, no worries. I was just afraid I didn’t meet posting guidelines or something. Thanks for the help!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, no caps or rules here. If it’s in English and it makes sense, I try to answer it unless someone else says what I would say.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: sometimes even when it fails the first condition. HA. FACT

  61. Hola Sky:

    FORMAT: I play in a high stakes, 14 team, deep 22 man rosters, IDP
    and PPR redraft league. So,everyone knows their stuff. 2-0 to date, even with this fugly roster.

    ROSTER: We start 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE), 1 K + 6
    IDPs (2 LB, 1 DB, 1 DL, 2 D Flex), but only going to list offense to
    make this as short as possible.

    SQUAD:
    QB – Andrew Luck
    WR (3) – Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Marques Colston
    RB (2) – David Wilson, Chris Ivory
    TE – Jermichael Finley
    FLEX (wr/rb/te) – Alshon Jeffery
    K – Blair Walsh

    Bench (4) – Jason Snelling, Donald Brown (lost Ballard), Shane Vereen (IR), Andre
    Brown (IR)

    OFFENSIVE SCORING: 1 pt/ reception, 1 pt/ 10 yds rushing, 1 pt / 15
    yds receiving, 6 pts/ touchdown for receiving/running,

    QUESTION #1: Given my dearth at RB, would you drop Donald Brown for any of these 3 Free Agents or hold? They would all just be bench depth for now.
    1. Jordan Todman – great pre-season, seems to have #2 slot locked down.
    2. Denard Robinson – as you mentioned above.
    3. Justin Forsett – injured all pre-season, but decent in past.
    4. Knile Davis – like him especially behind brittle JC; would still need to win the waiver wire FAAB bid on him.

    QUESTION #2: Start Alshon or Snelling this week? Full pt PPR. Leaning Alshon cause I imagine Ike Taylor gets Marshall, thus we finally see my WR sleeper of the year, wake the fuck up maybe?

    Gracias.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. If it’s as deep as you say, I’d give Robinson a look. You’re replacing little value with none and even if he becomes the starter, he’s not that good.

      2. Think Snelling is the sneaky good play there.

      • @Sky:

        Thanks, Sky

        1 – interesting . Will strongly consider

        2 – Snelling. Like it

  62. Scott says:
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    Could use Starks as a flex since Gio is leaning to by my RB2 with Ray Rice on the bench.

    But should I look towards investing in Wilson in a 14-man nonppr league? I’d have to offer Starks/Hopkins. But risk going 1-2 for the season.

    Good move?

    I have Demaryius, Garcon, Mike Floyd and Miles as my WR. And Doug as my RB1

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s a lot for someone who’s done very little. You shouldn’t have to give him two players for less then 2 fantasy points.

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky. Completely agree since in my league he actually has minus .4pts through 2 games. LAWL!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool

  63. Thom says:
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    Sky Pilot- need to start two, 1 Flex, 1 WR:

    Powell, Bernard, Tate, Decker, Austin, Hartline, Edelman

    10 Team Non-PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still evaluating matchups for rankings. Right now, Bernard/Decker

  64. Jamie says:
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    QB: Stafford
    RB: Doug Martin, Sproles, Joique Bell, Le’veon Bell, Rashad Jennings, Donald Brown
    WR: Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown, Danny Amendola, Justin Blackmon, Brian Hartline
    TE: Jared Cook

    PPR league so big advantage in having 3rd WR at flex. Do you think I’m okay with Brown? I’d love to package him and Joique Bell for an upgraded receiver. Also, how do you feel about Doug Martin the rest of the way? Package him and Brown for a perceived lesser RB (and if so, suggestions on good candidates?) and a stud WR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d upgrade Brown if the deal was right. Just very little upside in that offense.

      Doug Martin has been fine. Not sure why everyone’s panicking about him.

  65. TJ says:
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    So it’s PPR w/one back and one flex and I get to choose between Joique, Sproles, Martin, Forte and Jordan Cameron to fill those two spots. The Schiano mess makes be nervous about anything Tampanic and the Steelers D is still the Steelers, so Forte/Cutler could revert. Cameron is going to be on the other end of a QB who, it is suggested, could be at the wheel for the rest of the season. Sometimes it’s easier to have too little talent than too much. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go with your studs. Martin/Forte

  66. James says:
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    12 team ppr league 2 flex (non QB).
    Trade Vick and Steve Smith for Nelson and Bernard? My Rb2 right now is fred jackson (Vareen) and my flex are smith and marlon brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Only reason I’d make that trade is if I didn’t trust Vick to stay healthy all year and I don’t, so I’d take the Jordy side.

  67. fitz says:
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    Sky, my good man should I start Ivory @ Buffalo over T. Austin @ Dallas at Flex this week? .5 PPR

    Thank you.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll go Austin there.

  68. supra says:
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    I have SJax, TRich, Wilson… starting Marlon Brown or JGordon @ FLEX this week… use #1 waiver on Ivory?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown. Depends who you’re dropping.

      • supra says:
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        @Sky: I’d drop a bench IDP guy or backup J.Freeman.

        RB – T.Rich, D.Wilson
        WR – Mega, L.Moore, Decker
        Flex – M.Brown
        Bench – Roddy, SJax, J.Gordon, Bryce Brown, LeShoure.

        Not sure if Ivory is worth #1 waiver… good add & start with SJax & Roddy issues?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          LeShoure doesn’t have any value and probably won’t this year. Just not that good. I’d drop him and put ivory on my bench or start him if that’s what you need

  69. the hungarian hippo says:
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    .5 PPR

    Knowshown for Rowdy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Really worried about his ankle. It’s a good risk to take if you need a WR, though.

      • the hungarian hippo says:
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        @Sky: I have Cobb, Garcon, Hartline, Sanders at WR.

        Also have Peterson, Bradshaw, Mendenhall, and Ellington at RB

        Ya I’m thinking of holding for a week. You like that?

  70. Moscowitz says:
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    Two questions sky,

    1- would you drop Givens or Jeffery for Marlon Brown?

    2- Pick one for FLEX: Bernard, Wilson, Hopkins, Pierce, Ellington

    Thanks in advance

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1 – Jeffery

      2 – Bernard if Andre is back. Hopkins if not.

  71. pakestwo says:
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    Here’s a trade if you can give me your opinion…

    gronk, DT, MJD, Moreno

    for

    Graham, Charles, B. Pierce, and something irrelevant

    My starting lineup as it is now:

    QB-Vick
    RB-MJD
    RB-CJ
    WR-DT
    WR-Fitz
    Flex-Lacy
    TE- Gronk/Bennett

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @pakestwo: Don’t think that trade is wise.

  72. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Hey sky, need some advice. We have a weird waiver system where u can only pick up players every 2 weeks and last place gets priority. Sitting at 0-2 I have first choice and wanna drop DHB for one of the following WR/TE spot: Hopkins, J Thomas, Royal, Harvin
    My other WRs are Dez, Hilton, Givens

    I’m leaning Harvin since we go all 17 weeks…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want someone who’s playing if I’m spending a waiver on them. Lotta good choices there. I’ll say Hopkins

  73. Shabba Ranks says:
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    Who do you like rest of way in PPR. Cecil Shorts or Royal?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still like Shorts

  74. Jim says:
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    Rec’d for South Park reference!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha yep

  75. Hans says:
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    Edelman vs TB or Decker vs Oakland Monday night?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Decker

  76. Zandy says:
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    Try to trade Lamar Miller for Ridley? Non-PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty flat on that. Rather have Miller

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: Worth adding Pead to my stashes of bolden, hunter and ellington – would offer kenbrell or something?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: offer Kenbrell? You’re trading for Pead? Sure, that’s fine.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: yea id trade for pead. Where would you rank Pead ROS for non PPR – between bolden, hunter and ellington?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Tied with Hunter. Their value is tied to the guy ahead of them either failing or getting hurt. Don’t see huge roles for either until that happens.

  77. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.tannehill over dalton as backup to luck?
    2.different league which is better in week 4 for when rodgers has bye
    Smith vs NYG or
    Tannehill @NO?

  78. Matty says:
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    Sky,
    Which side do you like? PPR

    Vjax/McFadden/Pierce or Moreno/J Bell/Bowe

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Matty: VJax side

  79. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Yes I know about the T-Rich trade and yes that is pretty wowzers

    • Scott says:
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      @Sky:

      Should I now trade Ray Rice and Starks (maybe include DeAndre Hopkins) for T-Rich and David Wilson?

      Colts I feel would greatly help T-Rich’s value! Wow! Just wow!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Two for two there is fine. You have no reason to throw in Hopkins.

  80. Zandy says:
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    Pick up mcgahee immediately? or you like Chris og?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: just picked up Minnesota’s DEF for the Week!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yup, solid play.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go McGahee

  81. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    Related question, McG or Powell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t think Powell is anything special. McGahee can be a workhorse if he signs. Rather have him.

  82. Oppo Taco says:
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    drop vereen for Chris Og?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah

  83. Devo says:
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    PPR League

    Running back question: Chris Ivory is on waivers, is it worth dropping R.Randle or G.Tate to get him. I have J.Charles, MJD, A.Bradshaw, K.Moreno as my running backs. I have D.Amendola, J.Jones, J.Nelson, J.Gordon as my other receivers.

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d drop Tate for him.

  84. Nightpandas says:
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    McG or Jacquizz?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      McG

  85. pooonhunter says:
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    hello, thinking of starting rivers over c.newton this week based on the slow start by cam and match ups…good move?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Eh, I still trust Cam to produce more. Plus Tennessee’s defense has played very well so far. I’d still go Cam there.

  86. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Bradshaw becomes droppable after “the trade” right? I mean, he’s nothing more than a low end handcuff at this point unless I’m mistaken.

    On a side note, S.Moss, S.Hill, C.Patterson, or Dobson in a PPR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If I’m dropping Bradshaw for any of them, I’m holding onto Bradshaw. And I don’t really like any of them. Maybe Hill.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Sky: I’m not a fan of any of them either, but I could use some WR depth I think. Start 3 and a flex and besides my top 3, one of which just got concussed, I’ve only got Randle as an extra.

        Meanwhile at RB I’ve got D.Murray, Mendenhall, F.Jackson, Woodhead, Snelling, Ogbonnaya and S.Jackson in addition to Bradshaw. Essentially crap to the power of 8.

        I guess as much as I dislike the WR options available I just don’t see the end game with respect to holding Bradshaw, short of a Richardson injury or the NFL canceling the trade.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I think my main thing is they’re out there and will probably stay out there because they’re not on a team for a reason. I wouldn’t make any moves with Bradshaw until I hear more; he may be going somewhere else…perhaps New York? Weirder things have happened.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky: TRich is prolly a non factor this week anyhow right?
            Sure here’s the ball run thru that hole but can’t imagine him getting “workhorse” type carries and they playing SF.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That’s what I was thinking. It’s Wednesday and he hasn’t even joined his team. Not seeing how it’s not a bit of a timeshare this week at the least.

              • A Hill O' Beans says:
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                @Sky: So at best he’s got one week of a timeshare with Richardson, which is against SF last time I checked, before he becomes completely irrelevant. Is that the upside that we’re talking about here, one week of splitting carries against an elite D?

                Do you think they would actually trade him? I think they’d want to hold on so they have some depth at RB if they’re trying to make a run this year. Otherwise they’re back to Donald Brown as the next in line, which doesn’t scream contender now does it.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @A Hill O’ Beans: when would you even play the guys you listed? Yes, it’s still possible he gets traded. No one expected this trade, another one might not be far off. You’d pick up a talented handcuff back off waivers but you’d throw Ahmad out for Stephen Hill? That’s the perspective I’m coming to you with.

                  • A Hill O' Beans says:
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                    @Sky: Yeah I guess I’m more making a case for why not to have Bradshaw than I am why to grab one of those WRs.

                    As improbable as it seems, Bradshaw seems to have the least upside of those backs IMO, with the exception of maybe Woodhead, maybe.

                    As for when I’d use any of those WR, as I said I only have 4 WR on my roster (have to start at least 3), and one of those guys is Andre Johnson who’s a simple concussion symptom away from missing who knows how much time. Which would leave me starting Randle and he’s not a whole lot better than those guys. He might have more upside, but I won’t get points this week or next for upside.

                    Which is all to say that I’m a lot more likely to start Hill than I would be Bradshaw at this point I think. I hear what you’re saying though. Unless those guys go off this weekend they will be there it he FA pool next week again. I guess I’m just wondering if someone like Hill may be poised to take a step towards usability (whether due to talent or opportunity), I mean he’s been pretty decent so far this year….

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I hear ya. It comes down to needs. You might need a WR but it still wouldn’t make them better to have. Just a need.

  87. Brett says:
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    Sky

    How much do you bid on McGhee? 100 budget 0 minimum bid.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t think he’s a game changer. He’s RB depth/flex play material. $5 max unless you’re desparate for an RB. Then I’d push to $12.

  88. Marzipan says:
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    Drop Rueben Randle for Mcgahee?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you need RB help and a flier, go for it.

      • Marzipan says:
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        @Sky: Cool, thanks for the help Sky-guy!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  89. Mike says:
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    Lamar Miller vs. ATL or Trich @SF this week? Gotta go with Miller with this trade news no? Figure TRich wont quite be up to speed in INDY yet?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Miller

  90. Tim says:
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    Would u drop Gordon to pick up marlon brown or andre roberts or Michael Floyd??
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wanna see what Josh Gordon does first.

  91. Ron says:
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    Drop Emannuel Sanders for Mcgahee (new CLE back)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you don’t need Sanders yes

      • Ron says:
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        @Sky: My WR corp consists of: Bowe, T. Austin, T.Y., Hartline, Gordon, Amendola, Sanders.

        My RB corp: Charles, Ridley, Sproles, Bernard, Ivory, Starks

        Who would you flat out drop to pickup Mcgahee?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Probably Sanders. You don’t have anyone else

  92. Tim says:
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    Thx
    Would u drop Pats DST to pick up Vikings??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah, they have a good matchup this week too and a better defense overall

  93. the imp says:
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    Love the domino effects of this crazy trade. My RB3 has vanished like a poof of smoke, but my new TE (Fleener) might get a little boost from improved quality of targets. Gordon is even more of a crapshoot than he was before, with anemic 2012 KC Dwayne Bowe downside and plenty of fourth quarter comback garbage time upside. We have to spend a couple brain cells wondering if McGahee will do anything in CLE, but remember it’s not like playing for the Broncos to be sure–either the Tebow or Manning version. I love your speculation that Bradshaw will be dealt to NYG. The odds aren’t good, but it would be a heartbreaking stab to all those who still should be holding out hope for DWill this season.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I’m not saying it will happen but given the scenario it would make alot of sense for both teams.

      Pretty wild day that screwed over alot of my teams and now I need to revamp weekly rankings. Yay!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Sky: I don’t know how I feel bout all this. I made big offseason trade in my keeper to acquire TRich. I had never read a bad thing about how Cle felt bout him. Seems like they should have got more in the deal.
        Fleener is great grab now that Allen is done for the year. And I have Gordon on two teams first the suspension then shit QB play and now this. It can’t be good for him or us owners. is he related to Kenny Britt?

        • the imp says:
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          @frankgrimes:
          Totally agree that it is a bizarre real football move for CLE. Giving up on a 3rd overall pick. I guess they want to take a mulligan to draft a lineman (or another QB) this time around, but the Colts pick won’t be early enough in the round…unless I’m missing something on that.
          Chet Gresham thinks extra targets will keep Gordon afloat…time will tell.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! He might be. I’m worried too. Really don’t get what the Browns are trying to do here. Trade is bizarre on so many levels…

  94. Hans says:
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    Have foster and Bush…if Bush doesnt go..start Tate vs Balt as well, Mcgahee vs Min or Snelling vs Mia ? Do you think Bush will play? Will Mcgahee at all?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Hans: I think he doesn’t play. If he does play its going to be game time decision so be prepared. Out of those options I say Tate. McG could possibly get some snaps ala Jacobs last week. I like Snelling just not really vs a tough Miami run D this week.

  95. Big League Choo says:
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    someone just sent me a trade offer of MJD and Antonio Brown for my Gordon and David Wilson….neither of those players r starting for me i have richardson and spiller. obviously i would do the deal if mjd was healthy. Should i accept the deal and sit on mjd as im already waiting and seeing with wilson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s a fair trade. After that TRich trade, moving off of Browns players is a smart idea. Go for it

  96. the imp says:
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    To go get McGahee I’d have to drop Bradshaw or Pierce (my only backup RBs)…what move would you make?
    I can wait to read your blurb tomorrow if you are going to address the sort of RB you’d drop for old man McG.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d drop Bradshaw, though I wouldn’t want to. Don’t trust Willis in that situation.

  97. Aero says:
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    Better add McGahee or Ivory, who was just dropped today.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Ivory more moving forward

  98. Alana says:
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    Would you play Eli M. vs Carolina or Tom B vs Tampa Bay this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I posted weekly rankings today. I’d play Eli.

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