When I saw that Jay Ajayi (28 CAR, 214 YDS, 7.6 AVG, 1 TD, 53 LONG and 1 REC, 2 YDS, 2.0 AVG, 2 LONG, 1 TGTS) broke the 200-yard rushing barrier yesterday, I assumed it was a career-total type of thing… I mean, what kind of timeline have we been transported to where something like this could happen? We went from:s: It’s Arian Foster, it’s Jay Ajayi, it’s I think I’ll take a pass, to whatever we call this. Arian Foster (3 CAR, 5 YDS, 1.7 AVG, 3 LONG and 1 REC, 4 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 4 LONG, 3 TGTS) is probably safe to ignore now (though I might hold if possible, just because the Dolphins are a weird team that does weird things whenever they can). So now, one has to tackle (see what I did there?) the possibility that we’re seeing Devonta Freeman 2.0. True, the Bills probably wouldn’t be able to tackle Rex Ryan standing still if they tried yesterday, and yeah, the Steelers run defense has somehow morphed into the Colts run defense from the 00’s (zeroes or oh’s?… I have no idea), and that shows up in the numbers: Ajayi has broken as many tackles on 54 handoffs over the last two weeks (13) as Ezekiel Elliott has on 148 touches this entire season. But it’s hard to ignore two 200-yard games in a row, even with caveats. Only three other players have done that: O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell, and Ricky Williams. Granted, you probably want to most be like Cambell here, in terms of the law (Simpson) and career longevity (Williams). Don’t kill people and get high, maaaaan… But how do we really know that this is legitimate? Well, since the majority of us didn’t see Freeman’s 2015, we can certainly see some similar parallels with Ajayi forming. In 2014, Freeman was one of the top running backs in the draft (like Ajayi was in 2015), and as a rookie for the Falcons, he was relegated to third string duty, totaling just 65 rushes and 30 catches the entire year. He was unspectacular, and his potential finally forgotten en masse when Tevin Coleman was drafted. The exact same could be said with Ajayi last year, as Lamar Miller’s presence limited him to just 187 total rushing yards and 11 catches. And then, Kenyan Drake was drafted and Arian Foster was signed. While it’s hard to say if Ajayi can sustain RB1 numbers for an Adam Gase and Clyde Christensen run offense that has never drawn up a sh*tty play that they didn’t love and do over and over again, it’s certainly apparent that when you make the lazy comparison that Jay Ajayi is the next Devonta Freeman, it might actually turn out to be right. And then you find yourself wondering, can Devonta effing Freeman be the next Jay Ajayi?… And then you wonder how the NFC West didn’t win a game yesterday, even though the Seahawks and Cardinals played against each other… and then you wonder why your head hurts so much.

 

Matt Asiata12 CAR, 55 YDS, 4.6 AVG, 29 LONG and 6 REC, 25 YDS, 4.2 AVG, 7 LONG, 8 TGTS. Quick question: Are we still at war with Asiata? Or were we always?

Odell Beckham Jr. – 5 REC, 49 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 22 LONG, 9 TGTS. With the exception of the last two Super Bowls they’ve won, cheering for the Giants has to be pretty painful…

Le’Veon Bell21 CAR, 81 YDS, 3.9 AVG, 12 LONG and 10 REC, 68 YDS, 6.8 AVG, 22 LONG, 13 TGTS. So… even with Landry starting, the game plan was still chuck and duck and f*ck all to do with Bell? The Steelers turned into the Chiefs so quickly, I didn’t even notice…

Golden Tate – 6 REC, 93 YDS, 15.5 AVG, 27 LONG, 12 TGTS. Yeah, Marvin Jones (4 REC, 94 YDS, 23.5 AVG, 52 LONG, 5 TGTS) and Tate with 180+ yards receiving, but Anquan Boldin (3 REC, 28 YDS, 9.3 AVG, 1 TD, 18 LONG, 4 TGTS.) gets the touchdown? I love this new Lions selective offense. Really brings out the urge to see if Jim Bob Cooter can eat a whole bowl of d*cks.

Sam Bradford24/41, 224 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 71.6 RTG and 1 CAR, -1 YDS, -1.0 AVG, -1 LONG. Ah yes, the “Sam Bradford Annual Return to Mediocrity” has finally arrived! Can’t wait for the “Sam Bradford Annual Season-Ending Injury”!

Kenny Britt3 REC, 43 YDS, 14.3 AVG, 26 LONG, 8 TGTS. Britt seems to be a microcosm of Jeff Fisher’s career: very close to being completely average at everything while still being completely uninteresting.

Antonio Brown7 REC, 106 YDS, 15.1 AVG, 51 LONG, 11 TGTS. Theory: Darrius Heyward-Bey (3 REC, 30 YDS, 1 TD, 14 LONG, 7 TGTS) is employed by the Steelers to make Antonio Brown look even more amazing by comparison… kinda like how Solomon Wilcotts is employed by CBS to make Phil Simms seem competent.

Jamaal Charles1 CAR, 0 YDS, 0.0 AVG, 0 LONG. The only thing Charles will be breaking are more ligaments hobbling from the bench to the Gatorade cooler.

Kirk Cousins30/39, 301 YDS, 7.7 AVG, 1 TD, 106.9 RTG and 3 CAR, 19 YDS, 6.3 AVG, 1 TD, 19 LONG. On a scale of 0-to-KIRK, I rate this performance a resounding KIRK. Err, or wait a sec, is it supposed to be Kirk-to-10…?

Isaiah Crowell12 CAR, 63 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 1 TD, 21 LONG and 3 REC, 16 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 10 LONG, 4 TGTS. Despite my better nature, I would find it slightly amusing if the Browns go winless while the other sports team of Cleveland win championships in the same season.

Benny Cunningham – 3 CAR, 4 YDS, 1.3 AVG, 2 LONG and 1 REC, 5 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 5 LONG, 1 TGTS. Which name makes you assume Caucasian more… Fozzy Whittaker or Benny Cunningham? They both sound like Happy Days characters is why I ask.

Tyler Eifert1 REC, 9 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 9 LONG, 2 TGTS. There’s worthless piles of doo-doo, and then there’s Tyler Eifert.

Ryan Fitzpatrick9/14, 120 YDS, 8.6 AVG, 1 TD, 115.2 RTG and 1 CAR, -1 YDS, -1.0 AVG, -1 LONG. Ryan Fitzpatrick making his fellow Harvard men proud by failing to suceed despite being handed every advantage in the world.

Joe Flacco – 25/44, 248 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 2 INT, 54.0 RTG and 2 CAR, -4 YDS, -2.0 AVG, 1 LONG. Flacco goes wacko, avoids sacko, but that interception breaks the backo.

Michael Floyd5 REC, 65 YDS, 13.0 AVG, 18 LONG. Worst. Contract year. Ever.

Antonio Gates5 REC, 38 YDS, 7.6 AVG, 13 LONG, 10 TGTS. EVEN GATES IS AGAINST THEE, PHIL!

Mike Gillislee – 5 CAR, 20 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 20 LONG. I decided yesterday that while watching LeSean McCoy (8 CAR, 11 YDS, 1.4 AVG, 4 LONG) break another hamstring, wherever Reggie Bush (1 CAR, 1 YDS, 1.0 AVG, 1 TD, 1 LONG and 1 REC, 13 YDS, 13.0 AVG, 13 LONG, 2 TGTS) or Gillislee end up, I don’t want to be…

Melvin Gordon22 CAR, 68 YDS, 3.1 AVG, 2 TD, 13 LONG and 6 REC, 53 YDS, 8.8 AVG, 1 TD, 14 LONG, 7 TGTS. Dear Melvin Gordon, you are the best Melvin ever. You scored lots of points, and I hope you have the awesomest rest of the season ever. Thanks!

Todd Gurley – 15 CAR, 57 YDS, 3.8 AVG, 8 LONG and 6 REC, 35 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 20 LONG, 7 TGTS. Interesting that neither team brought a running back to London… As for the analysis part of the blurb, I’m repeating myself, but there’s really no point in trying to do something else other than keep starting him and hope for some kind of production. I mean, you could probably drink while doing this, that probably helps you, not really your team, but you won’t care after a copious amount of sips chugs. Trust me.

Jeremy Hill (9 CAR, 168 YDS, 18.7 AVG, 1 TD, 74 LONG and 2 REC, 24 YDS, 12.0 AVG, 13 LONG, 2 TGTS) and Giovani Bernard (17 CAR, 80 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 1 TD, 17 LONG and 1 REC, 7 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 7 LONG, 2 TGTS) – The fact that the Bengals have plays drawn up other than “Throw it to A.J. Green (8 REC, 169 YDS, 21.1 AVG, 1 TD, 48 LONG, 8 TGTS)” shows what a terrible coach Marvin Lewis is. #Analysis. #AJGreenOwner. #Lookatthatcatch. #Thisistotallyhowhastagswork. #Ithink.

Kevin Hogan12/24, 100 YDS, 4.2 AVG, 2 INT, 26.4 RTG and 7 CAR, 104 YDS, 14.9 AVG, 1 TD, 28 LONGHOLY HOGAN, you are so Brownsy with that line man. Some sprinkles of hope carpet-bombed by depression. Interesting fact: Hogan is the sixth Browns quarterback. One more, and they get a free set of steak knives. I just hope it’s a large enough set to fulfill the self-mutilation needs of your average Browns fans.

David Johnson33 CAR, 113 YDS, 3.4 AVG and 8 REC, 58 YDS, 7.3 AVG, 15 LONG. I think I am gonna start worshiping David Johnson as my deity of choice.

Julio Jones9 REC, 174 YDS, 19.3 AVG, 50 LONG, 15 TGTS. I’m going to admit something… The only afternoon game that I watched was this one, and the only thing I can remember about it is that is was basically one long pass to Julio Jones. I could not name another Atlanta wideout that started yesterday if I tried.

Landry Jones29/47, 281 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 76.6 RTG. I wonder if Mark Malone is aware that Jones has stolen his face… and playing style? Alright, so that reference might be a bit dated. Let’s try this… Landry Jones is pretty much Alex Smith with a pedo stache. Better?

Case Keenum32/53, 291 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 1 TD, 4 INT, 50.1 RTG and 1 CAR, 3 YDS, 3.0 AVG, 3 LONG. More like Case Closed!, amiright folks?

Eli Manning24/37, 196 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 78.2 RTG and 2 CAR, -2 YDS, -1.0 AVG, -1 LONG. I wonder if playing in Twickenham made Eli feel like he was a character in one of his favorite Harry Potter books?

DeMarco Murray25 CAR, 107 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 1 TD and 3 REC, 20 YDS, 6.7 AVG, 13 LONG, 5 TGTS. Do the Colts even field a defense? Should they even? They might do better just by letting the other team score as quickly as possible to get the ball back to Andrew Luck (27/39, 353 YDS, 9.1 AVG, 3 TD, 123.1 RTG and 5 CAR, 17 YDS, 3.4 AVG, 9 LONG).

Cordarrelle Patterson7 REC, 67 YDS, 9.6 AVG, 1 TD, 15 LONG, 7 TGTS. I’m gonna head down to the fallout shelter; I’ll see you all in a few decades…

Carson Palmer29/49, 342 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 80.5 RTG and 1 CAR, 8 YDS, 8.0 AVG. Carson Palmer is here to remind you that he’s a good quarterback, as long as there isn’t any physical or psychological pressure.

Philip Rivers27/44, 371 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 86.5 RTG and 1 CAR, -2 YDS, -2.0 AVG, -2 LONG, 1 FUM. It’s quite apropos that such a devout Catholic landed in, what I can only best describe this year as football purgatory…

Allen Robinson2 REC, 9 YDS, 4.5 AVG, 5 LONG, 8 TGTS. Note: If you have the chance to bid on or draft Allen Robinson in the future, I really don’t f*cking recommend it.

Sterling Shepard5 REC, 32 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 11 LONG, 7 TGTS. It’s like Tom Coughlin never left…

Wendell Smallwood4 CAR, 13 YDS, 3.3 AVG, 4 LONG. I feel like Smallwood disappoints ladies on the regular.

Alex Smith17/24, 214 YDS, 8.9 AVG, 2 TD, 126.0 RTG and 4 CAR, 7 YDS, 1.8 AVG, 6 LONG. That was Alex Smith’s 55th career pass of 40+ yards, by the way. Interesting note, 54 of them have traveled fewer than three yards in the air…

Kenny Stills – 5 REC, 100 YDS, 20.0 AVG, 1 TD, 66 LONG, 8 TGTS. Whoever decided to change the Dolphins uniform to the ones they were wearing yesterday should be abandoned on an ice floe.

Spencer Ware – 17 CAR, 77 YDS, 4.5 AVG, 12 LONG and 2 REC, 54 YDS, 27.0 AVG, 1 TD, 46 LONG, 2 TGTS. The Saints seemed to have left their tackling hands on their plane yesterday the entire season.

Carson Wentz16/28, 138 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 1 TD, 2 INT, 52.4 RTG and 5 CAR, 6 YDS, 1.2 AVG, 6 LONG. Carson Wentz: Rookie Quarterback.

Tyrell Williams7 REC, 140 YDS, 20.0 AVG, 49 LONG, 10 TGTS. Song time! Ty-rell Will-iams was on my bench!

Russell Wilson24/37, 225 YDS, 6.1 AVG, 81.5 RTG and 1 CAR, -2 YDS, -2.0 AVG, -2 LONG. Wilson looks like a guy who has been drinking micro bubbles. Because not drinking your nano bubbles is… wait for it… dangeruss. Speaking of which, is Macklemore still a thing? Or did people finally come to their senses?

T.J. Yeldon6 CAR, 24 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 15 LONG and 1 REC, 4 YDS, 4 LONG, 2 TGTS. So is Jacksonville the place where I start making fun of other teams which suck, rather than my own team which sucks?

Zach Zenner – 9 CAR, 29 YDS, 3.2 AVG, 1 TD. The Lions running game is a dumpster fire. The sun rises in the East. The sky is blue. I need a drink.

Final Thought

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  1. Mike says:
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    I don’t know what to make of Crowell. When I start him, I get a poop performance. I bench him, like yesterday, he puts up solid numbers. I’m not sure I should trade him or or hang on to him this week considering I own shady and his status will be up in the air vs NE.

    Also, diggs………just shaking my head over yesterday’s performance………..

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      @Mike: Sounds like all Browns players. I think you check on if anyone is interested and go from there. He’s a solid depth option, but using him to find an upgrade (paired with something else) could be wise. And yeah, not diggin that performance.

  2. Alex Prado says:
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    I’m up 12 in a 1 point ppr league…my opponent has booker left…what are my chances for victory?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Alex Prado: I’d say pretty fair. Booker hasn’t gotten near the snaps he needs in past games to get 12 points. Now… if he gets a TD, it’ll make it a little mind-nerving for ya.

  3. Fizz says:
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    I need 10 points to win in a standard. Have to choose between Sanders and Hopkins tonight. Both their qb’s suck. Who should I start?

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      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I believe Sanders is the guy here. I trust the Denver defense more than the Texans.

  4. Tyrell Williams – 7 REC, 140 YDS, 20.0 AVG, 49 LONG, 10 TGTS. Travis Benjamin – 4 REC, 5 TGTS 54 YDS. Is Tyrell Williams a better option than Travis Benjamin?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @madden_curser: No, not really. Benjamin is the guy, but as I’ve always said since Allen went down, the ball will be spread around a lot. It’ll keep everyone with a WR2 ceiling, no matter who emerges. But if push comes to shove, I want Benjamin there the most.

  5. Whattodo says:
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    Keeper league, can keep 3 people per year…

    $7 devanta Parker, $4 Kadeem Carey, $3 christine Michael for

    $4 Alfred Morris, $15 Brandon Marshall, $40 Dez bryant..

    I own Ezekiel Elliot and my trade partner has Jordan Howard

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Whattodo: I’d want the Michael side just for the cost savings.

  6. Eric Hardison says:
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    You think Knile Davis is the RB to own long-term in GB after Ty went off?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Eric Hardison: No, I think it was always going to be Ty, but Davis, when ready, will probably net 10 touches, and might expand based on the results. RB light teams, or deep leagues should have him.

  7. Scott says:
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    That is such a good point about the Cleveland sports teams. I’m going to tell all my Browns fan-friends about it. Schadenfreude!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Well, we probably have to wait on the Indians… but the pieces are coming together.

  8. Scott says:
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    You have to wonder if Eli Manning’s play might improve with a flying broomstick?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I think all of us might!

  9. Brian says:
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    I traded Melvin Gordon for Antonio Brown last week. I have a lot of RB’S and felt like I needed upgrade at my WR 2 position. Do you feel like this was a bad choice ? My current team is listed below and this is a 12 team league.

    Stafford
    Lamar Miller
    CMIKE
    Demarco Murray / Henry
    Jeremy Hill
    AJ Green
    Antonio Brown
    Golden Tate
    Willie Snead
    Kelce and Bennett

    What you think was I able to afford to do that deal or did I f**k it up ? Also I am considering dropping Kelce he has been absolutely horrible and KC doesn’t know how to use him. Im considering dropping him for Doyle who I believe will be a target monster ROS.

    TY

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Wow, not at all. I think that trade is lopsided in your favor. I’d hold on Kelce there, but if you have to, streaming and playing matchups isn’t the worst idea for the TE position.

  10. William Hung says:
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    Was there any indication ANYWHERE (secondary metrics, moon/sun alignment) that Ajayi was going to break out like this? I ask because I am in dire straits and I need to find the next potential breakout player

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: The only thing I can see is that his college numbers were dominating, and pretty comparable to Zeke Elliots… though, who would see that comparison early enough? Not sure. I’m sure there are some Dolphin spectators who called this, but for the general analysis, we aren’t focusing enough. If we are simply going by game tape and metrics, I still think it’d be hard to scientifically call this without using intangibles or anecdotes to support the arguments, which is hard to do. And we’re still not sure if this is for real. Is he breaking tackles or are people forgetting to tackle?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Yeah man, these types of misses on my part are exacerbated by the awful luck this team is having for me.

        Here are my Week 8 inquiries:
        1. Dorial Green Beckham – worth an add? I’d be dropping DeVante Parker
        2. Ka’Deem Carey – playing the Vikings, but should see volume as a RB / pass catching back – worth an add? I’d be dropping Cameron Brate.

        Were there any break out players in Week 7 worth taking a speculative add on? My FLEX is empty right now unless I roll with Knile Davis.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Not a huge DGB guy… I do like Parker slightly more there. On 2, yeah, for Brate, that’s an okay add just to see. And no big adds this week that I can see.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: What about Chris Thompson?

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              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Oh yeah, forgot you were a Matt Jones owner. I think that’s wise. I’d probably add him for Brate than Carey. The Bears situation is pretty trashy right now.

  11. TommyL says:
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    Hi Jay, I have Ajayi and Jaquizz, and have been offered Doug Martin for Ajayi. What do you think? PPR league. Thanks dude.

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      Jay says:
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      @TommyL: I think it’s a fair trade. It depends what you think of Ajayi. Is he going to rush again for 200? Chances are no. But can he put up Martin numbers? Maybe… so I think Martin is the safer choice, especially since you own Jaquizz.

  12. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    weirdest part of these 2 (freeman/ajayi) is that both freeman in 2015 (first 2 weeks) and ajayi this year (one start 13/42 in week 5, not counting first 4 weeks of few carries for awful gains, but probably should); these weren’t like david johnson, who looked completely awesome last year right away, WELL before ARI figured out they should actually use him (they actually only used him when old man chris johnson got hurt). david johnson’s awesomeness was only used for return duties for about half or more of 2015.

  13. Zandy says:
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    ROS Eli vs Russell?

    Send Eli & Watkins for Russell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Wilson, annnnnd hmm. Interesting. I like it, but how are you at WR. If I remember, you had pretty good depth there, yeah?

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: would u do Eli & JStew? I assume no

        Eli
        Gurley Ingram
        Hopkins Alshon
        Ware
        Graham
        Bench: Cobb Montgomery Floyd Watkins
        JCharles JStew Knile

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: For Russell? Probably not. I’m actually not liking Wilson right now. I think his ankles are really bothering him right now.

  14. Zandy says:
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    Send JStew & Alshon for Freeman?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’d hold there.

  15. gumball says:
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    pick 1 ROS standard scoring (although do get bonus points for TD.s over 20 yards and again at 50 yards Ajayi Gore or Stewart thanks

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      Jay says:
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      @gumball: Stewart the safe play probably, Ajayi the gambler pick. Honestly, I’m taking a look at Ajayi long term unless a nice deal comes my way.

  16. Zandy says:
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    time to throw in the towel on Gurley? Ingram?
    Send them both for David Johnson? trying to brainstorm

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: It might be worth looking for a deal of that nature, but otherwise, I’m holding. I think you either raise up with him or take him down with you. At this point, there’s no inbetween.

  17. Nate says:
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    What should I do with Allen Robinson at this point? Playing in PPR, he’s had two bad weeks in a row against matchups that should have been great for him. He hasn’t produced to expectations since week 3, and he only put up big points that week because he caught 2 TDs.

    He doesn’t have much trade value right now, and he’s on Yahoo’s can’t-cut list, so I’m pretty much stuck with him on my team. Should I just bench him for Jamison Crowder until he shows something? Crowder’s at least been consistently breaking double-digits in fantasy points on a consistent basis.

    • Jay

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      @Nate: Well, I want to be fair here, it looks like Bortles has taken a step back this year. Looks lost sometimes. And yeah, I think you have to keep him right now, unless a nice deal comes along, but start playing matchups. He’s no longer an auto-start.

  18. Blake says:
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    So what is up with T Benjamin? you are a San Diego guy. Seems like he only gets 4 to 5 targets being a No.1 receiver in a pass happy offense? getting tired of him

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      Jay says:
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      @Blake: Yeah, I’ve long since said that Rivers has no qualms spreading the love. Benjamin is a WR1 on the team, probably a WR2 in fantasy. I know it’s tough, but since Williams was the guy yesterday, wouldn’t be surprised if Benjamin is the guy next week.

  19. William Hung says:
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    Is Ricardo Louis someone to look at as a BYE week fill in?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Has some interesting numbers at Aubern, but with little track record, I’m keeping an eye on him, nothing more righ tnow.

  20. William Hung says:
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    Thoughts on Peyton Barber? Is he someone who can get 10-15 touches per game playing behind Rodgers, or was this past Sunday a fluke and Rodgers will dominate touches as long as Martin is out.

    • William Hung says:
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      Related question – If Tevin Coleman is out for a bit, who will the Falcons turn to for those snaps / targets or will Freeman just soak up the entire lot?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I’m assuming less, only because Quizz has done well. But 10 seems like a good number to aim for.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Terron Ward is an okay pass catcher, but so is Freeman, so his value would probably go up the most.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: The problem I have is that there is 1 open spot I need to fill in Week 8 unless I roll the dice on Knile Davis. If Knile gets 15-20 touches, that’s fewer to go around for Ty Montgomery, but if Montgomery gets the touches then Knile’s value is capped and I’m better off rolling with someone else. Not sure where to go here

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          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I think Ty will still be primary snaps holder there, so the Davis thing should be easy. The other issues… I think it’s what, Jones vs. Thompson? Yeah, tough decision there.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: So should I drop Knile for Ka’Deem Carey, Dwayne Washington, Justin Forsett, Peyton Barber?

            Also, who is Russell Shephard? I’ve been hearing his name in the dark corners of the sleeper posts.

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              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Yeah, Knile for Carey is fine.

              Winston seems to talk about him in a positive light. Someone to keep an eye on, I’m sure Alex has more info on him too. He’s our deep league guy, posts on Saturday. I think his last post is still open to comments.

  21. Zandy says:
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    Jay i feel like QB or lack thereof is holding my team back….
    12 team league
    I have Eli
    Wire has Fitz, Cutler, Osweiler, Siemian, Romo —- that’s it!

    Eli goes on bye so I figure use Fitz (Cle) as the fill in
    That said how would you prioritize ROS:
    Palmer, Dalton, Jameis, Bortles (if i tried to move some bench pieces or DEF swaps, etc.)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: You actually have them in the correct order there for me.

  22. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! I need to drop either Floyd or Pitta to pick up another te for next week. Who would you drop? My other wrs are: AJ, Britt, Jarvis, and Fuller. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Both are okay drops, but if you need another TE, switching out Pitta will be fine.

  23. Brian says:
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    Jay,

    Do you think Langford gets his job back upon his return ? Also who is the true backup for Buffalo I think they used Bush because they were in passing mode I have heard Gillespie is the guy if Shady is out who knows ?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: I think he’ll get a chance, at the very least. But yeah, Gillespie is the guy, but it looks worrisome, that whole situation.

  24. Brian says:
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    Would you be trying to move CMIKE before Rawls gets back sounds like that situation could get messy as well.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, I’d be selling high for sure.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Is Rawls a safer stash than Langford? It sounds like Langford is coming back soon

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Hmm, pretty close. I think I want Langford there.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: Based on what I’m reading, there’s a chance Langford comes back soon shortly – the Bears just cut a RB

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Yeah, just adds to the value difference there then.

  25. Zandy says:
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    Send Ware for Evans but keep Charles?

    • Zandy says:
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      So Arian foster retires….. Wtf
      Where do you put Ajayi ROS?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Zandy: Looks like it. And looks like Ajayi RB1 material now, no matter what. I’d put him around the area of Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, and maybe Freeman. They are kinda bunched together below the Bells and Johnson of the world.

        • Zandy says:
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          @Jay: send JStew TyMont for Ajayi TBenj?? Std league

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Zandy: Yeah, I like that deal. Lots of risk, but could pay off big time. I’d do it if it were me.

            • Zandy says:
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              @Jay: sent it. Let’s see what happens

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Zandy: Good luck!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeha, that’s a good deal.

  26. Brian says:
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    Someone please tell me how and why Alfred Blue is getting more carries than Lamar Miller in catch up mode unbelievable. No wonder NFL ratings are dropping this is total BS

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Well, that, and last night is a good example. This year has had a number of problems, add into the fact that no one understands or is able to commentate correctly on Kaepernicking, and then you add in the new no fun league penalties, yeah, I love football, but this NFL can go punch itself in the crotch.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Yeah, what’s going on? Did Lamar show up late to a meeting?

        Does this make Alfred Blue a pickup in fantasy leagues?

        • Zandy says:
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          @William Hung: crucial fumble by blue. Let’s see what happens this next drive

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            I saw somewhere Lamar hurt his shoulder in the first Qtr for what it’s worth…

            • What's a Drexl? says:
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              @Zandy: i saw the game, yeah, shoulder. he was in and out more than once due to.

  27. Whattodo says:
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    Sell jacquizz Rodgers and Christine Michael to the doug Martin and Thomas Rawls owner for Jimmy graham, Amari cooper, tevin coleman?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Whattodo: I think it’s a fair deal, and if you need a TE and WR, I like it a lot.

  28. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Yo Jay,

    I’m in a 4 way tie for1st place in my league (2QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1Te, 1 FLX), Roster is:

    QB1: Eli Manning
    QB: Tyrod Taylor
    RB1: Ezekial Elliot
    RB2: Isiah Crowell…my RB2 slot rotates weekly though
    WR1: Brandon Marshall
    WR2: Mike Evans
    WR3: Travis Benjamin
    TE: Zach Miller
    BN: Gio Bernard, Latavius Murray, Rashad Jennings, Antonio Gates, Michael Floyd

    I have both Qbs going into bye weeks in the upcoming stretch, and Eli is on a bye week 8. Pretty thin options on the waiver: Fitzpatrick, Jay Cutler, Kevin Hogan/Josh McCown and that’s about it.

    Do I burn the #1 waiver wire option on Fitzpatrick now, or gamble that Cutler/Hogan/McCown are available and have not awful weeks and keep the pick up for a later week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I think you gamble and try and save that wire when you need it. With that group, they are pretty much the same.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Jay: Thats what my brain tells me to do. My only problem is the ole gut is telling me I could end up with no 2nd QB this weekend if the gamble doesn’t pay off.

        Specifically my opponent had Big Ben as his primary QB, and his 3rd stringer is Case Keenum..who’s on a bye, so he’s going to be on the waiver for a QB too.

        After yesterday, there is now a 7 way tie (4-3 records) for 1st place. I know there’s a lot of season left and a lot of moves to potentially be made, but yeesh this is stressful.

        • Jay

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          @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: It’s a risk, for sure. Personally, I’d feel dirty spending a one on Fitz… but the situation is dire, I understand. I think you gotta flip a coin maybe. Me personally? I’d probably gamble, but it may not be wisest decision.

  29. Zandy says:
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    Was Blue enough to make you want to avoid Lamar Miller? Or is he a buy low?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I’m still okay with Miller.

  30. William Hung says:
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    I passed up on Langford, Ajayi, and now Booker, 3 key contributors I could’ve seriously used and were snatched up after I debated for far too long to not pick up. I could’ve really used Booker this week instead of Arian Foster who ended up retiring. Sure Langford has slowed down, but those first 4 games would’ve really come in handy.

    I can’t believe I’m now praying that I can get Chris Thompson off waivers on Wednesday. Who is the next “Devontae Booker” you see? I think I need to jump on that bandwagon before someone else does.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Again, I think Alex is probably the one setup the best to handle this, even Maher with the handcuff report. I can tell you this though, I’ve been adding Drake just in case, and also, I like Dion Lewis. Zach Zenner could be interesting, but I’m really not liking what I’ve seen so far from that entire situation.

    • Jay

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      @William Hung: Peyton Barber too, but I think you mentioned him at some point if I remember.

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