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To be honest, I’m not really sure what to do with myself right now. As I’m writing today’s recap (which will be yesterday’s recap when you read this), I find myself essentially writing my first ever obituary. It’s certainly not a fun feeling writing about gruesome, year-threatening, maybe even career-threatening injuries, but seeing as this all came on a day where we saw the Cleveland Browns finally have an opportunity to understand what this “happiness” emotion is that they’ve heard so much about, but have never experienced, and that the Bills are officially on pace to go 16-0, we can try to find some sort of silver lining here. Or just realize that the world is about to come to an end. Also, LOL Jets.

 

Dolphins – 10, Bills – 29

E.J. Manuel – 16/26, 202 YDS, 1 TD and 4 CAR, 6 YDS. Manuel looks… competent. I don’t know if I can handle this.

C.J. Spiller – 12 CAR, 69 YDS and 1 REC, 9 YDS. Has some of the most exciting negative yardage plays I’ve ever seen. And depending on your league settings, He had 2 kick returns for 122 YDS and 1 touchdown. So, pretty much thanks for nothing in the leagues I own you in.

Sammy Watkins – 8 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD. Quite possibly the break-through game for this rookie. I’m not huge on rookie wideouts, as you may know, since for every 20 Patterson’s, there’s just one Allen… but I’ll go out on a limb and state that Watkins could be closer to Allen than I originally thought.

Ryan Tannehill – 31/49, 241 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 4 CAR, 11 YDS. Is it just me, or is Tannehill basically turning into the next Andy Dalton, but with out all the ginger?

Knowshon Mareno – 1 CAR, 4 YDS. Dislocated his elbow, with a possible fracture, and he’s expected to miss 4-8 weeks. If you think that’s bad, it only gets worse…

Lamar Miller – 11 CAR, 46 YDS and 2 REC, 7 YDS. Welp, that was quick. Now that Moreno is officially out, it’s now Miller’s time to shi–lol, I wish.

Mike Wallace – 5 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD. I’m not especially high on Wallace, nor am I low, and he just produced numbers that match my conclusion. So it would seem we both have no strong feelings on what his fantasy value is.

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Jaguars – 10, Washington Football Team – 41

Kirk Cousins – 22/33, 250 YDS, 2 TD and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. I’m not sure if Cousins is actually good, or if the Jaguars defense is just really bad. Either way, I’m sure there’ll be dozens of hot takes about how RG-3 should be traded/cut/sold in the mean time.

Robert Griffin III – 2/3, 38 YDS and 2 CAR, 22 YDS. There’s no timetable yet, but watching his ankle buckle live… well, it did not look promising. Right now, the team is calling it a dislocated left ankle, and surgery is looking likely. If so, his season is done. Luckily, you can still tweet with this type of injury, so all is not lost.

Alfred Morris – 22 CAR, 85 YDS, 2 TD. Not as valuable in PPR, but seeing him fall into the third and fourth rounds this season seemed odd. I’m glad he thinks so as well. Because players are totally motivated by their own fantasy scoring. Stop staring at me MJD.

Niles Paul – 8 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD. Certainly a good game, and if you are in desperate (and I mean desperate) need of a tight end, you could do worse. But remember, he’s been in the league for some time, and while some would say he hasn’t been given an opportunity yet, I would say there’s a reason why.

DeSean Jackson – 1 REC, 19 YDS. Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint. Is this even real? Does it involve cooling the body when it’s warm outside? He’s listed as day-to-day.

Pierre Garçon – 1 REC, 12 YDS. I actually looked this up, and he did not leave the game with an injury. Sometimes even when you win, you lose.

Toby Gerhart – 7 CAR, 8 YDS and 2 REC, 9 YDS. Toby Gerhart is a starting running back in the NFL. Let that sink in for a bit.

Marcedes Lewis – 2 REC, 71 YDS, 1 TD. “Thank God I started Marcedes Lewis today!” – Said no one ever.

 

Cowboys – 26, Titans – 10

Tony Romo – 19/29, 176 YDS, 1 TD. Romo was… competent?

DeMarco Murray – 29 CAR, 167 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 6 YDS, 1 FUM. It’s apparent to me that Murray can only do three things– get touchdowns, lose a fumble, and get injured. And he’s always good for 2-out-of-the-3 every game.

Dez Bryant – 10 REC, 103 YDS, 1 TD. We still have Dez folks. You IR Gods, you stay away from him, you hear me?

Jake Locker – 18/34, 234 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 2 CAR, 9 YDS. Look, a lot of ‘perts are going to take some crap for selling Locker to everyone this week. I have to admit, I wasn’t one of those people, but, then again, I was okay with the match-up… it wasn’t a bad one, and my rankings reflected that. So I guess only give me, say, 40% blame?

Delanie Walker – 10 REC, 142 YDS, 1 TD. Siri… Delanie Walker, what the f*ck?

 

Cardinals – 25, Giants – 14

Drew Stanton – 14/29, 167 YDS and 2 CAR, -1 YDS. Drew Stanton is terrible? Who knew?

Andre Ellington – 15 CAR, 91 YDS. Whatever they put in the boot he’s wearing, keep doing it.

Michael Floyd – 1 REC, 19 YDS. Don’t worry, I already filed the missing persons report.

Eli Manning – 26/39, 277 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT and 1 CAR, 5 YDS. I have a weird existential crisis when I remember that Eli Manning is older than me.

Rashad Jennings – 18 CAR, 64 YDS and 4 REC, 45 YDS. Had one the derpiest fumbles late in the game to make sure Tom Coughlin goes on an apple sauce spree this week.

Larry Donnell – 7 REC, 81 YDS. Apparently, the only Giants receiver who decided not to put wax on his hands.

Victor Cruz – 5 REC, 60 YDS. Cruz is dropping balls like a 12 year old Hebrew school class.

 

Patriots – 30, Vikings 7

Tom Brady – 15/22, 149 YDS, 1 TD and 1 CAR, 0 YDS. Well, a bit underwhelming, but better than last week. Why is it I get the sudden urge to buy Uggs when I write up his blurbs?

Steven Ridley – 25 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD. Will certainly produce good numbers until he fumbles. Stay on a swivel folks.

Shane Vereen – 6 CAR, 40 YDS and 1 REC, 0 YDS. Is he sleeping with somebody else’s wife, who Bill Belichick is also sleeping with?

Rob Gronkowski – 4 REC, 32 YDS. Anyone else shocked Gronk’s still not injured?

Matt Asiata – 13 CAR, 36 YDS and 5 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD. I think I might change my fantasy football team name to Peterson Bait ‘n Switch.

Adrian Peterson – The case will now be reviewed under the NFL’s new domestic violence policy. First-time offenders get a six-game suspension, minimum, and it looks as if the Vikings will be making an announcement on this situation later today.

 

Saints – 24, Browns – 26

Terrence West – 19 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 22 YDS. There’s a lot of hype for both West and Crowell, and it appears there will be somewhat of a time share here. I still like West as the main guy while Tate is out, but Crowell is making a case here.

Andrew Hawkins – 6 REC, 70 YDS. Looks to be the point of the Brown’s passing attack spear. Isn’t saying much, but Hoyer has to throw it to somebody, especially after Miles Austin’s week 4 IR trip.

Drew Brees – 27/40, 237 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 3 YDS. I do not like this “Saints– Power Running Team!” development.

Mark Ingram – 11 CAR, 83 YDS, 1 TD and 3 REC, 21 YDS. Are we sure that’s Mark Ingram?

Jimmy Graham – 10 REC, 118 YDS, 2 TD. There were at least three “Jimmy Graham played basketball” references. Finish your drinks, throw a cat a the TV, and punch a window.

 

Falcons – 10, Bengals – 24

Andy Dalton – 15/23, 252 YDS, 1 TD and 3 CAR, 6 YDS. – But what if this was a playoff game? Something, something, ginger.

Mohamed Sanu – 1/1, 50 YDS and 3 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD. Wait, what?

Giovani Bernard – 27 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD and 5 REC, 79 YDS. Not quite sure if this was more a function of what appears to be a porous (understatement alert!) Falcons defense, but give credit where credit is due. Good job Falcons!

Jeremy Hill – 15 CAR, 74 YDS, 1 and 2 REC, 22 YDS. Falcons defense wanted that extra credit as well.

A.J. Green – The initial testing on his foot was negative for broken bones and he’s been diagnosed with “turf toe”. At this point, it’s being reported that he’ll most likely return after the Bengals week 4 bye. I would advise caution here, this type of ligament strain has been known to affect players for an entire season…

Matt Ryan – 24/44, 231 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT and 3 CAR, 28 YDS. Matt Ryan = Matty Ice. Ice = Cold. Cold = Matt Ryan. See, I can math.

 

Lions – 7, Panthers – 24

Cam Newton – 22/34, 281 YDS, 1 TD and 4 CAR, 19 YDS. – Strategy well done. Plenty of more ribs to injure Cam, just putting that out there.

Greg Olsen – 6 REC, 72 YDS. only 816 more YDS, and 8 more touchdowns to go!

Jonathan Stewart – 15 CAR, 37 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 22 YDS. Are there special glasses you can buy that allow you to watch the Panthers running game without your eyes burning?

Mathew Stafford – 27/48, 291 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 8 YDS. Lions lose when he doesn’t throw a touchdown to Calvin Johnson? Who woulda thunk it?

Joique Bell – 10 CAR, 36 YDS and 6 REC, 61 YDS. Well, Reggie Bush did marginally worse, so there’s that. Not sure if that should make Bush fell bad or Bell, but there it is.

 

Rams – 19, Buccaneers – 17

Zac Stacy – 19 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD. See, told you not to worry. Breathe, breathe, everything’s going to be just fine…

Brian Quick – 7 REC, 74 YDS. The Quick puns need to stop or I’m going to quickly engage in some stigmata.

Josh McCown – 16/21, 179 YDS, 1 INT and 2 CAR, 6 YDS. MCCOWN TOWN.

Bobby Rainey – 22 CAR, 144 YDS, 3 REC, 30 YDS. Doug Martin who?

Doug Martin – There have been no updates yet on Doug Martin’s knee, but he was a last minute scratch and I imagine he’ll be questionable this week, making you question why you drafted him.

 

Seahawks – 21, Chargers – 30

Philip Rivers – 28/37, 284 YDS, 3 TD and 11 CAR, 17 YDS. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Antonio Gates – 7 REC, 96 YDS, 3 TD. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Eddie Royal – 7 REC, 69 YDS. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Ryan Mathews – 11 CAR, 31 YDS and 2 REC, 26 YDS. WOOOOOOO… AW F*CK. The initial prognosis is a right knee injury, most likely a sprained MCL. There’s no time table as of yet, but a sprain is always better than a tear. Excuse me while I remove my captain obvious hat. While Donald Brown is next up, I wouldn’t really recommend him unless you have a hole on your bench.

Russell Wilson – 17/25, 202 YDS. 2 TD and 2 CAR, 18 YDS. Made most of the three minutes the Seahawks had the ball. “Go hawks!”

Marshawn Lynch – 6 CAR, 36 YDS and 4 REC, 27 YDS.

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Percy Harvin – 1 REC, 5 YDS and 2 CAR, 45 YDS, 1 TD. Please send all donations to the NFL Replay studio.

 

Texans – 30, Raiders – 14

Ryan Fitzpatrick – 14/19, 139 YDS, 2 TD. Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he’s going to bury his axe into a haunch of venison and grab a goblet of mead.

Arian Foster – 28 CAR, 138 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 12 YDS. Wow. We sure he didn’t injure something here? ARE WE SURE?

Darren McFadden – 4 CAR, 58 YDS and 2 REC, 31 YDS. McFadden running? I’m just going to assume that his legs will fall off anytime between now and next Sunday.

James Jones – 9 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD. My bench just cheered.

 

Jets – 24, Packers – 31

Aaron Rodgers – 25/42, 346 YDS, 3 TD and 6 CAR, 28 YDS. “Fire Dom Capers… into the sun.” – Aaron Rodgers, 9/14/2014

Eddie Lacy – 13 CAR, 43 YDS and 2 REC, 18 YDS. “Burp.” – Eddie Lacy, 9/14/2014.

Jordy Nelson – 9 REC, 209 YDS, 1 TD. “Any time you hear: First lead of the day when referring to playing against the Jets, it should be the beginning of the game.” – Jordy Nelson, 9/14/2014.

Eric Decker – 4 REC, 63 YDS, 1 TD. Totally jealous of the guy that started Decker in fantasy. Haha, just kidding.

 

Chiefs – 17, Broncos – 24

Peyton Manning – 21/26, 242 YDS, 3 TD and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. Over/under 1.5 months before Peyton Manning does a commercial for Mutual of Omaha Insurance?

Montee Ball – 12 CAR, 60 YDS and 3 REC, 29 YDS. It’s only been two weeks, but I’m just sayin’. That’s it man. I’m just sayin’. You know? Just sayin’…

Demaryius Thomas – 5 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD. Still waiting for Demyrius Thomas to do something…

Jamaal Charles – 2 CAR, 4 YDS and 1 REC, 8 YDS. Early indications are that Charles’ ankle sprain is “mild”, and is scheduled for an MRI later today. While an Achilles injury was feared, the news seems a bit better right now. I just hope he’s alright. Mostly because he’s an undroppable player and he would be clogging up a roster spot for me the rest of the year. But also because I’m a good person (mostly).

Knile Davis – 22 CAR, 79 YDS, 2 TD and 6 REC, 26 YDS. Knile Davis: Most waiver pickups or mostest waiver pickups?

Travis Kelce – 4 REC, 81 YDS. Not like Denver’s secondary has a history of giving up ridiculous deep completions or anything.

 

Bears – 28, 49ers – 20

Jay Cutler – 23/34, 176 YDS, 4 TD and 5 CAR, 25 YDS.

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Matt Forte – 12 CAR, 21 YDS and 5 REC, 15 YDS.

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Brandon Marshall – 5 REC, 48 YDS, 3 TD. Jesus, if I wanted to watch a wide receiver destroy zone coverage, I would have just re-watched the Giants game today.

Alshon Jeffery – 3 REC, 47 YDS.

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Colin Kaepernick – 21/34, 248 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT and 9 CAR, 66 YDS. “We’re not gonna let you run it, but throw it all you like.” – Bears. AND IT WORKED.

Frank Gore – 13 CAR, 63 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 12 YDS. So, the stories of your demise have been greatly exaggerated…

Michael Crabtree – 7 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD.

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  1. DiRo says:
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    Although I should have this week won in a few leagues, I really regret not trusting my gut and playing Marshall. I went with everyone’s advice to start my back up options…some guys worked out well, which brings me to Edelman. For PPR purposes you have no reason to rate him lower than K Wright at this point, imo.

    Good read as always, though.

    • @DiRo: I as well held Marshall out and instead played Hurns. I also opted to play Brady instead of Rivers because of match ups. Looks like an 0-2 start for me in two very winnable games. FMFFL!

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Turd Ferguson: The most unfortunate thing was that Hurns pretty much dropped a 40-yard TD catch on the opening drive, which would have made up for his disappearing act.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DiRo: Yeah, the safe play was to bench Marshall here, but at least it worked out well for you. I think you may be right here.

    • Prancing Badger says:
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      @DiRo:
      This is my first season playing fantasy and I am concerned about 2 players on my team that got injured this week. I am thinking ahead and have the following team currently: Aaron Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Julian Edelman, Marques Colston, Ahmed Bradshaw, Ryan Matthews, Vernon Davis, Gould for kicker, and Carolina D… and bench players: DeAngelo Williams, Danny Woodhead, Hakeem Nicks, Doug Baldwin, in the event that Vernon Davis is out I need to account for another TE…Antonio Gates Heath Miller, Owen Daniels, Marcedes Lewis and Fasano are available players. If I pick up Gates who do I drop?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Prancing Badger: I’m find dropping Baldwin for Gates here.

  2. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i think i know what the graphic from above is from. I seem to remember some sort of learning game from either grade school or middle school, that is sort of a mishmash of choose your own adventure, and learning about wagons traveling west during settler times and their trials and tribulations. I have no idea what is was called, but bascially almost no matter what you chose, you died somehow, and that was one of the ways. Likely from drinking uncooked water. (or in the mechanisms of the game, you didn’t budget enough money for clean water)

  3. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Great roundup….I willbe stealing yr material all day to impress my co workers.
    I p/u Gates and btchd out at the last minute….but replace him with D Walker.
    Going forward,could u rank Cameron,Gates and Walker?10 tm PPR.

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Guidedbyvoices: Let me know how it flies with the lady workes. I would say Gates, Walker, and Cameron, but still close here. I’ve been pushing Gates since early in the preseason, but he will fade at some point as the year goes on.

  4. Nick says:
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    Morning Jay, streaming Defense for week 3, I currently have Arizona facing off against San Fran (Chicago did well against them in week 2)…do you hold or move on to….

    -KC @ Miami
    -Cle v. Balt
    -Chi @ Jets
    -Philly v Wash
    -Balt @ Cle
    -Colts @ Jags

    THANKS!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I do like the CLE and IND matchup, but Im’ comfortable sticking with ARI here I think. Be sure to check back on Thursday for my rankings. (I don’t think you need to burn a waiver on any of those D’s.)

  5. Team Banged Up says:
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    Team is really banged up, three starters either hurt or suspended. Half point PPR… Was offered:

    A- My Forte for his Dez and Foster
    B- My forte for his Dez and Lev Bell

    Do I pull the trigger on either?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Team Banged Up: I like B the most, and I think you’re getting a good deal.

      • Hurtin says:
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        @Jay:

        What are your thoughts on Foster?

  6. Randy says:
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    In a non- PPR league where we start two WRs plus a flex, I have Alshon, Michael Floyd, Wallce, Hunter, and Gordon. Would you hold onto Gordon or drop him for Wayne? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Randy: I would hold, though, try and find some way to get Wayne on your team. If it were me, I’d drop Wallace for him.

  7. AMuells says:
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    Pick up T. West, Rainey, McFadden, or Knile?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @AMuells: West, then Rainey.

  8. Principal Blackman says:
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    Question for all of my leagues: In what order would you be looking to add Kniles Davis, Bobby Rainey, Matt Asiata, and Chris Ivory if at all?

    Question for one particular league: Do you like any of the above better than Toby Gerhart? My other RBs are Lynch, Ellington, Bush, and CJ(whocares)K.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Rainey, Ivory, Davis, Asiata. I don’t like Gerhart at all. At this point, I’d probably take Ivory and Rainey over him for sure.

  9. Principal Blackman says:
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    Also the Cruz blurb made me spit coffee on my laptop.

  10. Clubber Lane says:
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    I don’t remember laughing this hard about FF. I lost it over the guy that sat Marshall for Allen ‘The hit man’ Hurns. Of course grabbing D Walker and starting him makes all of this a lot more hilarious. Great commentary J-Razz!

  11. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    PPR league. Pick 3- James Jones, Quick, Sanu, Asiata.

  12. Wilsonian says:
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    Praying for a Hilton explosion and a Foles implosion tonight and I’ll be off to a 2-0 start. Thanks for the help so far this season. And I’m digging the writing style!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Thanks, much appreciated!

  13. Ron says:
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    Knile, West and Miller are all on my bench. My other RB are Charles, Stacy and Khiry (BN).

    Would you explore what you can get from the Ben Tate or Kowshon owners or just hold on to the lottery chips?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I actually like your set up right now, but I would inquire just in case. Never hurts…

  14. Charles says:
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    My AP deactivated, Kaepernick proving that he sucks. Palmer was out, so Floyd’s upside capped. McCown blows, capping V. Jax’s upside. My team is toast. Am I over reacting?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: It’s still early. I’d start feeling concerned if this was week 4-6.

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s your take on Rainey? He looked rather solid yesterday and Martin looks like a banged up hamster who can’t even make it a lap on a wheel. This has been going on for the better part of a season or so for Martin. Think Rainey takes over the every down back or at least a lion’s share of the carries? I can pick him up and dump Smith Sr., Woodhead, or Gates off my bench.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, I’m grabbing Rainey where it makes sense. Word is that Smith doesn’t like Martin, which does not bode well for him.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: this is my bench and one flex position, who would you lose for Rainey?

        Flex: J.Bell
        BN: K.Wright
        BN: M.Wallace
        BN: Smith, Sr.
        BN: Woodhead
        BN: Ingram
        BN: Gates

        0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus 85 yards rec/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus 135 yards rec/150 yards rushing

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’m comfortable dropping either Wallace or Smith.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Jay: Well, now it looks like Ingram is going to miss a month with some phantom hand injury. I think he’s the one that’s gotta go.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Wilsonian: Wow, really? What is that about…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Jay: Allegedly a broken hand. Got the update on my phone and read it on Rotoinfo. Hadn’t heard a thing about him until now, so I had to cut him for Rainey.

  16. Hans says:
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    With Mathews out for an extended period of time, please rank the following for that period

    Hill
    Woodhead
    Ivory
    Brown

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hans: You have them in the correct order. I’d put Woodhead ahead if it’s PPR.

  17. Clint says:
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    So now that RG3’s on the shelf a while, would you attack the waiver wire since I have Cousins, McCown, Manuel, Geno, Henne, Hoyer, or Cassel left available there? Or, would you make a deal with someone? Entire offense looks like this:

    QB: Newton, Romo, RG3
    RB: Le’Veon, Foster, Gio, Vereen
    WR: Megatron, Cobb, Crabtree, Garcon, Wright

    League’s a 4 keeper, 1.5pt/ppr league. I can stash RG3 in an IR spot (assuming they stick him on PUP or he’s OFS and they IR him) if you suggest the waivers route and not have to drop anyone. I thought dealing Foster or Gio for a QB could work.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: I think you’re okay here, just stream for that back-up slot.

      • Clint says:
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        @Jay:

        What if the ‘Skins don’t put him on PUP or IR so I can free up a streaming slot? Should I outright drop him, drop someone else to stream, or let him eat the bench spot and try to survive on Cam/Romo along until he returns?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Clint: I’d say dropping him is okay. There is a real possibility that if KC1 does well, he continues to start.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jay: in that 20 team league where i’m WAS (but i use Kali as an avatar, she’s Indian, just the other kind) sure am glad i grabbed cousins with RG3 instead of some other really low end starter (like henne or hill). really did wish they IR’d RG3 though, so i could grab some other backup who could start as at least a backup to cousins. hill/a.davis are these types.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: NFL has the stupidest IR policy too, why not have shorter week versions, like baseball has, or hockey’s even better.

  18. Zandy says:
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    would you drop forsett, kelvin benjamin or pierre thomas for any of Rainey, Knile, Devonta, DMC? own pierce if that changes views on forsett…
    0.5 ppr

    Play 2 WR and 1 flex (other WRs are Dez, Demaryius and Andre Johnson) for context on kelvin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’d drop Forsett for Rainey.

  19. Ron says:
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    .5PPR league – Trade Charles, Knile and Colston for Demaryius and Jordy?

    It would leave me with Stacy, West, Miller and Khiry at RB and I only need to start 1.
    My WR would be Megatron, Demaryuis, Jordy, Crabtree, Cooks, Wheaton, Baldwin and I can start 4.

    You taking this offer?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yeah, I’m okay with it.

  20. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Are you still down on Donald Brown as a handcuff to Matthews since he will be out for a month (at least)? I did already make some key pickups in Rainey/K. Davis this week but wondering if I should have Brown on my bench as well in my 10-team non-ppr league;

    QB-Rodgers
    RB-Murray, Jennings, Matthews, K. Davis, Hyde & Rainy
    WR- Cobb, Edelman, Wallace, Bowe, Jennings
    TE- Witten & Gates

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I just think there are better options out there. I think having Rainey and Davis is enough right now.

  21. ron says:
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    i just traded carlos hyde and marquise lee for michael floyd in non-keeper deep PPR league. thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ron: I think it’s a great buy-low, but he needs more Palmer, that’s for sure.

  22. paul says:
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    So by some miracle, with Charles active, as well as Olsen (Gates on my bench) and K-Wright (James Jones on my bench), my Bengals defense shut down my opponent’s Ryan…and his Megatron had a weak game, I am only down by 2 fantasy points, with Reggie Wayne still to play tonight. After all the insanity yesterday, I can only pray that he’s going to get me the THREE f*cking points I need tonight for the win….

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @paul: Or the team will just explode. Good luck though, I need Wayne to score me 53 points in one league… let’s see what happens.

      • paul says:
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        @Jay: that made me literally LOL. Here’s to hoping..

  23. My Vick is Itchy says:
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    in a 10 team standard league with no negatives for ints/fumbles and 6pt passing tds i have to cut either rivers or romo to try and snag rainey….romo has a soft playoff schedule and will be playing from behind @chi, @Phi, vs IND…rivers much rougher schedule especially playoffs vs NE, vs Den, @ SF

    mathews and ingram went down this week so im left with morris/stacy and bradshaw for the next 4 weeks or so and stacys on a bye week 4

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @My Vick is Itchy: Tough one, but you know who I’m going to pick. It’s up to you to decide if my homerism is genuine advice or a fool’s errand.

  24. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Jay… My team again in a 12 team 3 receiver PPR
    Brees
    Barandon Marshall
    Cruz
    Maclin
    Mathews
    Bush
    Rudolph
    Forsett
    Fred Jackson
    Woodhead
    McFadden
    Donnell
    Boykin
    Nicks
    Phil Dawson
    I stream Defense
    I’m about to be 0-2 and my team is not getting any better and I have to make moves. I lost Rice, Mathews and Bush is horrible. It sounds bad but I think this may work in the long run. I got offered DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown for Brees, Marshall and Woodhead. I can always stream a QB but I can’t get a running back anywhere in my league besides this guy and if I don’t get a RB then I’m screwed, especially the Way Brees is playing. I know it sounds uneven but I feel like my team can’t get worse and I can always build around these guys and maybe trade Bush or Cruz to get what else I may need. What do you think??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: I’m actually okay with this trade, only because I like Murray and Brown a lot this year.

  25. Anthony says:
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    ppr .5 pts my team

    kaepernick
    marshall
    Antonio
    forte
    joq bell
    Charles clay
    Pierre garçon

    would you trade joqie for delanie + Ridley ? not sure if its fair and i should hold on to bell or not

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Anthony: It’s okay, but all things being equal, I’d hold here.

  26. Hans says:
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    Jay, love the articles. Do you have any plans of doing a weekly buy/sell column similar to what Grey does with baseball?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hans: Our newest contributor, Jennifer, does a great buy/sell post that comes out tomorrow. Smokey highlights a specific player, and Tehol adds his two cents. Those three usually cover the entire NFL, so anything I would put out would be redundant, and honestly, they do a fantastic job. Any specific players you need my opinion on, I’m here to help!

  27. The Zombeavers says:
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    0 targets to Colston. 0 TARGETS TO COLSTON!! I thought to myself, “self, maybe he went out early with an injury, or maybe he died before the game. It’s just bad luck.”

    Nope. He just decided to have an entire game of nothing but sprint workouts. I had him and Torrey Smith on my team. In a ppr league. They apparently both have the superpower of invisibility, but only to their own quarterback. What an ungodly week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Zombeavers: These powers need categories, I’m tellin’ ya.

  28. Exactly says:
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    Hold on to cunningham or pick up alfred blue since it’s inevitable that foster goes down in the next game?

    I could also drop MJD.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: I’d go Blue here. And I’m fine dropping Cunningham. If MJD is just a depth thing though, I might drop him.

  29. TR says:
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    I managed to get through the week without losing any big names by injury or suspension and I’m stoked about that.

    Few questions:

    I got Calvin Johnson & Crowell for Bell & Lamar miller and am feeling good about that, what do you think?

    Got offered Keenan Allen for Randall Cobb. Seems good but again, what do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TR: I don’t believe you.

      Yeah, you got the best player in the deal, and I think the rest evens out a bit. I might hold here, though you could argue that Allen’s toughest stretch is over at this point. I’m motivated to do it.

  30. Oppo Taco says:
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    How much FAAB should I spend on knile Davis? I don’t own JC but my backfield isn’t a strong point and I just lost Ingram. 100$ budget with 97$ remaining. My RB’s are demarco, Ingram, asiata, Ridley, Lamar miller. .5 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: You still have okay depth there, so I wouldn’t break the bank. Miller could fill that void, so maybe 5-10 bucks?

  31. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    K. Davis or Rainey?

  32. CTapps says:
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    Would you drop Victor Cruz or Chris Johnson for Ahmad Bradshaw? Both? Neither?

    I can pick him before tonight’s game as a FA, and stay out of the waiver wire shootout….

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CTapps: neither yet. You don’t have anyone else?

  33. Brian says:
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    I am a Michael Floyd owner should I look to move him now due to his ugly QB situation ? I can’t imagine seeing Palmer back anytime soon since it is nerve damage. Thanks

  34. Zandy says:
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    Is Ingram a drop given the injury? Have bench room to hold him but there are guys on waivers like Knile, McCluster, Khiry, Dwyer, Cunningham, Blue,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’d hold for now if you have the depth.

  35. Brian says:
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    Jay you missed my Floyd question above can you help me out with this ? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Oh, sure, no worries. I’d wait until he has some value. He’s bound to run into a good game the next few weeks.

  36. Sange76 says:
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    12 team keeper .5 ppr

    Qb. Cutler, kaepernick
    Rb forte, zac Stacy, R. Jennings, j hill, j bell
    Wr Julio, Vincent jax, kelvin benj, Hawkins, Jordan Matthews
    TE ertz, witten
    D. Pats
    K gostowski

    Worth dropping anybody for a shot on
    Knile Davis, Bobby Rainey, asiata, brown, or any other backup rb that has been thrust into a starting job?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sange76: Naw, I think your team is solid right now.

  37. goodfold2 says:
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    getting worried with this roster,if not for next week, possibly soon if martin gets job back or anybody gets hurt, or vereen gets that little used ever again. start only 2 RB/ 2 WR no flex. wondering if it’s time to look into trades for my WR for their RB.
    cutler/locker (i could turn into cousins or go back to another WR)
    mathews/vereen/rainey/miller/s-jax/sankey (i’m attempting to get knile, but i’ll have bottom 3 waiver after this week)
    julio/garcon/wayne/stills/streater (attempting to get james jones)/gordon (RES stash, NFL league)
    graham
    of course Miller could be useful if healthy, as rainey will be if he keeps job.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: opps, start 3 at WR.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: also with that roster, i’m thinking the waiver order should go knile/d.brown (in case mathews is out longer esp)/j.jones/cousins. these are weekly reset waivers.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: I think you’re okay. I like Rainey and Miller for now. You should ride them this upcoming week and reassess from there.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: wow, prerankings, but hard to put miller in over vereen.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: Yeah, haven’t studied the match-ups yet, but I’m a little frustrated with Vereen at the moment.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: i’d only be dropping sankey/locker/streater for those upgrades, nobody useful.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Yeah, then it’s totally fine.

  38. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just when richardson starts to look half decent, yep, another dropped ball.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: He’s looked good, but I think it’s been more of a function of the Eagles defense being pretty terrible.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay: they appear to not be able to tackle anybody, and just left bradshaw open twice from less than 9 yards out.

  39. tbayhey says:
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    i saw you said above ‘word is lovie isn’t big on martin’. i followed this situation somewhat close (just read articles basically) and it always read how the coaching staff was starting to come around on him, and lovie seems to endorse him in media time. think it’s all for show?

    you really cant argue what rainey did last week. what’s the source on ‘word is’ lovie doens’t like martin? if that’s the truth i’m about to blow a load on my FAAB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Well, it’s no secret that Charles Sims was Lovie’s “personal” pick during the draft, and there were concerns in camp and preseason where Smith talked about his durability, pass-catching and pass-blocking ability, that resonated with me a little bit. Certainly not huge red flags… like I said, time will tell. But even now, there are rumblings that this may be a RBBC moving forward…

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        @Jay: yeah. all very valid points you brought up that i didn’t know about. although from what i heard d. martin is an underrated pass-catcher. but that’s beside the point because he’s done nothing to earn a starting job right now.

        i dont doubt you’re right this is/could be a rbbc for the forseable future. obviously rainey is a must handcuff?

        how much faab would you throw out there?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          I think he is too, but yeah, it is what it is. Rainey is a must add. Depends on league context, but I’d be aggressive.

  40. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    What about “Back that Asiata up”?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JashFath: I like that one.

  41. jim says:
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    PPR-Need to choose 6 this week to start among Roddy White, Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, TY Hilton, Alshon, James Jones, Woodhead, Knile Davis. 4 WR and 2 flex. Which two would you bench?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jim: White, Floyd, Hilton, Jeffery, Woodhead, Davis

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