First off, there are quite a few guys I could talk up from this game and they’d all warrant the attention.  It was also a game that looked dire for the Patriots as they started off in a 21-7 hole with key guys turning the ball over early on.  In the end, the game played out like many thought it would and how people assumed the Pats offense would perform.  When the dust settled, Tom Brady re-established himself as the top tier Quarterback people drafted him to be and Rob Gronkowski (5 rec for 104 and a 1 TD) as well as Wes Welker (9 rec for 129) redeemed their early fumbles with typical Gronk & Welk play.  Even Brandon Lloyda guy I called a buy low just this last week – finally found paydirt as he nabbed 3 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.  On the other side of the ball, Ryan Fitzpatrick showed why he’s a great QB2 – 350 and 4 TDs – while also reminding you why he should stay your QB2 with his 4 interceptions.  Overall, the was a cornucopia of fantasy goodness for pretty much every fantasy owner out there.  Heck, even Danny Woodhead got in on the touchdown action.  Of course, that was not the interesting part of the game.  Well, at least not to me anyway.  What I found intriguing was both the continued use of Stevan Ridley and the increased role we saw from Brandon Bolden as they combined for 38 carries, 243 yards and 3 touchdowns with Bolden chipping in 1 reception for 11 yards for good measure.  Granted, the game turned into a laugher and surely led to a heavier amount of rushing than most Patriot games are going to feature but it’s worth noting the split in touches between the two.  While Ridley got two of the three touchdowns on 22 carries, Bolden was the guy who got it to the one before Stevan’s second plunge of the day while racking up 17 total touches.  Anyone coming into the season with any faith in ‘The Hoodie’ knows he’s just as trustworthy as Mike Shannahan.  I still think Ridley is a strong RB2 most weeks depending on the matchup but Brandon just might be making a name for himself in Boston.  If you’re a concerned Ridley owner, realize many thought Gronk & Aaron Hernandez couldn’t co-exist and yet it works as well as Ebony & Ivory.  This could very well be the same situation and may be creating an interesting flex pick-up for deeper leagues in Bolden.  In other Fantasy Football news…

Stevie Johnson – How?  How does Buffalo score 28 points all on passing touchdowns and Johnson catches 2 for 23 with no scores?  Very Superstitious…28% owned Scott Chandler just called to say he loves you, Stevie owners.  Oh and how did I get away with sneaking three Stevie Wonder references into one post?

Julio Jones – In other disappointing WR news…Now I know I’m too young, My love has just begun, oh Ju-Ju-Julio.  Hopefully that soothing Phil Collins voice helped you Jones owners out there.  Overall, Julio is still performing as a high end wide receiver option but he’s looking more and more like Vincent Jackson than he is an elite WR1.  It’s one thing to not score a touchdown, it’s quite another to not catch a pass until the second half.  In his defense, he did have another near catch on the sidelines where his second foot down was just a hair out of bounds but it’s the second flat game we’ve received from this high end pick.  Now I’m not saying he’s worthless but if someone out there wants to pay you like he’s a WR1, take it and run.  Of course, Julio’s loss was Roddy White owner’s gain as he went for two scored and over 150 yards receiving.  He’s looking to be much more reliable.  I shall forever call him Sturdy White.

Cam Newton – Another buy low call I made last week had a great bounce back game against a fairly decent defensive team.  He did have a case of the fumblies – which is nowhere near as nice as having the jumblies – but didn’t happen to lose either that hit the ground.  Hope someone out there listened to me and bought in; I’d hate to be right and for it not to be anything more than a reason to have a smug face.

Michael Turner – Well thanks Turner for helping me avoid that Smug Face!  You’re such a giver!  I don’t know who this Turner is.  It’s like he’s drunk-driving mad about my sell call on him.  He ran the ball great (13 carries for 103) and even got a touchdown on a 3 receptions for 68 yards.  That TD reception was his first receiving touchdown in over 9 years.  Yeah, I’m still trying to justify my call.  The fact he’s only getting about 15 touches a game will keep him fresh all season to further prove me wrong.  I’m getting burned by The Burner.

Ryan Mathews – Combined with Jackie Battle for 100 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Only the touchdown went to Battle as did 39 of those rushing yards.  They mentioned earlier in the week they were worried about Ryan’s fumbling issues and then he didn’t play much during the first drive when Battle scored the TD.  Later the coaches said they leaned on him a little too much after coming back from injury last week, hence the reduced touches and I actually believe them, but that still doesn’t bode well for his owners.  Fun fact, Ryan’s nickname Peanut.  Wanna know why?  Cuz Peanut’s Brittle.

Chris Johnson – Dear CJ owners, I have an acronym for you: SOL.  That’s not the acronym you’re use to, though.  This one stands for ‘Signs Of Life’.  Let’s see the myriad of reasons that you didn’t get to experience his 141 yard rushing day to go with 2 receptions for 16.  Good defense?  Check.  Bad first three games?  Check.  You thought Leonard Hankerson was a better choice at flex this week?  Check.  It’s too early for me to say my buy low suggestion on him is on target but I’ll say it’s much closer now than it was when I made it.  CJ2K is dead but CJ1K is still a possibility.

Jake Locker – Went down with a bum left shoulder which was in a sling by the time the game was over.  Matt Hasselbeck stepped in to do his best Jake impersonation by bringing the pleasure and the pain with a pair of TDs and INTs.  Not gonna make a Hurt Locker reference here, as tempted as I might be to overuse it with everyone else.  We’ll just say both QBs have issues and Tennessee is terrible.  I don’t think having either in hurts or helps the value of the other Titans players.  Of course, if you own Locker in a 12 team, 2QB league today hurt you but don’t worry, I’m sure Blaine Gabbert is available.

Detroit Lions – I yield.  This team is a hot mess with a lot of high end fantasy picks firmly cemented on your team.  Questions abound.  Is the Madden Curse having an affect on Calvin Johnson?  Will their special teams ever cover a return well?  How does a team with this type of receiving talent lead the league in drops?  Will Matthew Stafford ever look a day over 12?  The defense should be better than this and so should the offense.  The only thing Mikel LeShoure had going for him going into this week was clear touches.  Well he followed up his useful – yet not impressive – 26 carry, 100 yard day with 13 for 26.  Can you say LeGarrette Blount?  I wish I could say I’m surprised but I’m not.  Of course, Kevin Smith is still MIA in DET which is FUBAR, IMHO.  I’m officially giving up on this team as a whole with of course Calvin being the lone guy I wouldn’t be rushing to move.  Mo-Town’s looking like it has no soul.

Brian Hartline – That vaunted Arizona defense just had a Hart Attack as Brian dropped 253 on 12 receptions in AZ.  Throw in Davone Bess and his 7 for 123 and clearly they didn’t realize Killer Whales are a part of the Dolphin family.  It’s ok, I didn’t either until I googled it. Kudos to all who said ‘eh, sure why not throw Hartline and Bess in as my WR3 and flex this week’.  You knew it was a brilliant call even then, I’m sure.

Andre Roberts – Do you remember that 90’s movie Andre?  Do you remember how forgettable it was?  Does ‘remember how forgettable it was’ seem like an oxymoron to you too?  Nevertheless, I think that movie and Roberts’ day have a lot in common.  Come week 15, you’re going to have a hard time remembering what Andre did today.

Aaron Rodgers – Has anyone ever noticed how much Rodgers looks like Vigo Mortensen?  Probably not, namely because he doesn’t but I for one welcome The Return Of The King.  If you were trying to buy low and didn’t get in on it, chance missed.  Same goes for Jordy Nelson.  Even Cedric Benson had a useful flex day.  Only Packer who’s looking a tad worrisome is Greg Jennings as he left the game with the groin injury that’s been bothering him most of the season, although he did it after giving his owners a reception for a touchdown.  To quote ‘A Christmas Story’, I shall say ‘Oh Fuuuuudge’ about this Packer.  Only I didn’t say ‘Fudge’.  Oh and don’t ask me about James Jones.  The moment I try and present him as a viable option, he’ll pull a Frog In The Box trick on me.

Marques Colston – I never called him a buy low but I did like him as a low end WR1 coming into this season and he finally delivered on that notion, going for 153 and a touchdown on 9 receptions.  He played like a nobleman for New Orleans today.  Marques(s) De Saints.

SF DEF – If the Jets vs the 49ers were a Mortal Kombat matchup, I think it’s safe to say San Fran had a Flawless Victory.  Had them as the #1 defense this week like everyone else.  Easy call, Jets are no bueno.  The Tebow-O-Meter is surely on amber alert by now.  How far away does week 1 feel right now, Mark Sanchez owners?

HOU DEF – Now I’m not saying they are gold diggers, but they were the second highest scoring defense behind the 49ers.  Hrm, that wasn’t even good for an off-rhyme.  Both defenses outscored nearly half the QBs who played on Sunday.  Sorry, Philip Rivers owners.

Robert Griffin, III – The week I finally start him in The Razzball Writers league over Eli Manning, he is of course still amazing and I still lose by 20+.  Oh and I have Julio in that league too.  I just took off my hat, threw up in it and then put it back on my head.  I won’t remove it until I win another matchup in that league.

Victor Cruz – Signature Salsa Dance was on full display as Victor went for 109 on 9 receptions and a TD.  Lotta people said he was going to fall from grace coming into this season.  He’s currently on pace for over 1500 yards on over 125 receptions and 8 touchdowns.  I’m not saying I saw that pace coming but I did have him in my top 5 overall for receivers.  Last season was indeed magical, don’t mean this season has to be tragical.  Filling in for Hakeem’s spot, Domenik Hixon went for 6 receptions on 114.  I really thought I’d be typing Ramses Barden in that spot and even had to start him on two teams.  I’m a man who stands by his convictions.  I’m also a man who cries heavily when he turns out the lights on Sunday nights sometimes.

DeSean Jackson – Finally found the endzone going for 99 yards on 6 catches and a TD.  Liked him coming into the season as a solid WR2 and he’s now on pace for 88 receptions and 1332.  No, I don’t think he keeps that pace but yes I do think he’s better than people were saying he was going to be this year.  The proof is in the pudding, which is another way of saying his stats.   Mmm, chocolate-vanilla swirl!

LeSean McCoy – Didn’t give his owners the score but still handed them a nice night with 140 total yards on 26 touches and was one yard away from taking the plunge on a large run in the 3rd.  He now only has 1 touchdown after a season in which he scored 20.  Drafting him, you knew that wouldn’t happen again but I’m sure you were hoping for more than a 4 TD pace.  What’s that sound I hear?  Is that the whine of an impatient fantasy owner?  Go soothe them with Frank Gore and a a pair of handerpants and tell them it’s going to be alright, you buy low type owners.

  1. Greg says:
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    I bent over and took it up the rear w. Ramses Barden. Of course he was not alone, Ponder backed it up over my dead fantasy carcass as well!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oopha! Yeah, I thought they’d ease Ahmad back into playing last night. One league, I started Andre Brown & Ramses. I think I only won one matchup this last weekend. It really does hurt to sit down.

  2. Virinder says:
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    Anything positive to take from Matthew Stafford?? Can he still turn it around??

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      Sky says:
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      It’s possible but it’s looking like Detroit is just a mess this year. This might be one of those times when real fantasy football issues become fanatasy football issues. I don’t like the team as a whole right now and that can cause headaches/issues down the road. He should still end as a top 10 fantasy option but maybe he’s not the top 5 QB pick that he was drawn up to be.

  3. Derrick says:
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    In a 12-man, PPR, 3 year keeper league (can keep past the 3rd round and can only keep 3 total players) and here is my team….

    QB – Ryan, RGIII (can keep both)
    RB – Sproles, Martin, LeShoure, Morris and Gerhart (can keep all but Sproles)
    WR – Megatron, V. Cruz, A. Brown and Crabtree (can keep all but Megatron)
    TE – Graham (can’t keep)

    As you can see, this is a pretty good team. I am thinking about dealing a combo of LeShoure (might even do Martin) and RGII for McCoy. I think I can get this deal done. Do you like it?

    I posted this the other day and as I expected, he countered with Doug Martin and RGIII for McCoy.

    Should I do it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you should get some type of kicker piece back. McCoy isn’t performing at a first round level and RGIII is a top 5 player. That needs to be a 2 for 2 trade.

  4. Mikey says:
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    Speaking of the Lions…Curious to know your thoughts on an aggressive play of trading away Megatron to acquire AJ Green.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Would’ve called you crazy for asking that at the start of the season but the line has been blurred a bit. I’d still hold onto Megatron, though.

  5. harkrider says:
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    I just traded

    Torrey Smith and Alfred Morris

    for

    Greg Jennings and Ryan Matthews

    At the last minute I traded out Julio Jones for Smith. Was that smart or dumb? I felt like this was a sell high / buy low trade for me. I hope it pays off.

    Also, should I spend Waiver money on Chris Johnson? My RB’s are Matthews, DeMarco Murray, and Steven Jackson. We play 2 RB’s only. If so how much should I spend out of the $90 that I have to spend. What is he worth?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jennings just re-aggravated his groin injury and I don’t really know about Mathews as I’ve been saying most this season due to his clavicle injury and fumbling issues. If Jennings doesn’t come back healthy, that trade might come back to haunt you but I like Mathews for Morris.

      I’m pretty shocked CJ is out on your waivers. That’s kind of silly. He should be a solid RB2 this year. I’d be willing to bid $50 on him since I strongly doubt you see another RB hit your waivers with the potential to change the league.

  6. iMP says:
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    Oh Fuuudge is right.
    Thanks to injury/bye week bugs I’m looking pretty bad for week 5 with this 2RB/3WR/no flex PPR roster:
    Romo (on bye)/Ponder;
    Foster/Murray (on bye)/FJax/JStew;
    Bowe/Nicks(hurt)/Jennings(hurt)/Moore (on bye);
    VDavis; DST; K

    Given the short bench, it is hard to make small changes, so my big clever, panicky idea is to offer Romo + Moore + an RB for Big Ben + J. Rodgers and one of his receivers (VJax, Decker, Amendola, Wallace). Brady is his starter, so he won’t want Romo very much, but he has been starting J. Rodgers as his RB2 and might like to upgrade. The final piece of logic is that by having Big Ben I could drop Ponder to pick up a 5th WR to play if both Nicks and Jennings are hurt.
    1) Is this alley going to hurt me too much in the long term?
    2) If not, which of his receivers would you target with JStew? Which with FJax?
    Thanks for the advice on a complicated question.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) It shouldn’t hurt

      2) That’s pretty tough since you’re selling low on both. I wouldn’t want VJax. Can try FJax for Wallace but I doubt you get it. Current value wise, you’re not going to be successful with this trade attempt.

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        @Sky,
        Thanks for the help. Almost feel like punting this week if I can manage to eke out Week 4 tonight and get to 3-1. If my team was healthy, I’d be very happy to hold and surely one of the top 2 teams in my league. My team is full of upside and low on high-side.
        Bowe might be the only piece that is going to be priced high right now, but trading him is unlikely to help me out of my jam. I might be able to move Murray if he plays well tonight. Would you even think about trading one those two?

        • Sky

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          I’m not big on making moves for one week that could impact the rest of my season. I’d just hold. You just need to make the playoffs. As nice as it is to win the regular season, it’s more important your team is awesome come playoff time.

          • iMP says:
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            @Sky,
            Thanks again, and I’ll ask one last question before letting this go for now.
            I see D.Moore as being in the low 30s ROS with upside to join the low end WR2 tier in PPR. Am I being stubborn to hold D.Moore and take his potential zero through this bye week instead of dropping him for D. Avery, Sid Rice, Hankerson, or whoover shows up as around the 40th best WR on the wire from week to week?

            • Sky

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              I liked D. Moore coming into the season as well. My two concerns with him are: 1) his health record and 2) DHB’s return. He is a low end WR2/high end WR3 right now in my book as well so I agree in not dropping for any of those guys.

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    I’m looking forward to Week 5 where I may need two spare WRs with Jennings and Nicks nursing sore lady parts and Dez getting a BYE. The best available is Bess. Would you cut Witten for Bess? I already cut A.Brown for Roberts.

    Graham is my TE and I could easily pick up Miller to back him up after this next week. But other than Witten, my only drops are Romo, LeShoure, Mendenhall, and M.Bush, so it looks like Witten is the odd man out if I need a body in Week 5.

    What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If Graham is your TE, to be honest I’m curious why you’d have Witten too. See if someone needs a TE. Check in with the Pitta/Bennett/Rudolph owners who just got burned and try a two for one for an RB so you’re not losing a player. I’d try that first but I could see dropping Witten given who your TE is.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, we do have a WR/RB/TE flex spot, so he could have value there. Most teams currently carry two because it’s another body you can throw in the lineup in case shizz happens.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah cool. Shop him first then before you think about a drop.

  8. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Should I make this trade?

    Current roster

    QB – Vick, Big Ben
    WR – Jordy
    WR – Welker
    WR – L Fitzgerald
    RB – Chris Johnson
    RB – B. Green-Ellis
    TE – Fred Davis, Jason Witten
    Flex – Alfred Morris
    Key Bench – Bradshaw & A. Brown (NYG)

    Trade: Big Ben, Welker, CJ, Fred Davis

    For

    Aaron Rodgers, Colston, Vernon Davis

    • Sky

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      It’s a risk as I don’t like what that does to you at RB. Not hip on trusting BJGE/Morris/Ahmad for the rest of the season and Big Ben is looking servicable this year. I normally go for the best players but I’d hold, personally.

  9. timmy riggins says:
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    Hi, nice rundown. Hoping for some advice…im in a 10 team 2RB, 3WR,flex (wr/rb/te) .5ppr – 15 weeks no playoffs

    QB: Cam
    TE: Bennett, Hernandez
    RB: T-Rich, D.Martin, R.Williams, P.Thomas, P.Hillis
    WR: Megatron, Maclin, Amendola, S.Rice, L.Hankerson, J.Simpson, R.Barden
    also, would you drop Hillis

    Have an offer of: Roddy White, V.Davis, M.Ingram for D.Martin, D.Amendola, and M.Bennett? Seems like a fair offer and Id get the best player in the offer in White, right? I know that Im lacking RB depth, but would it be worth the move anyway? and then trade hernandez for RB when he returns?

    What are your thoughts on the offer? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      My opinion hinges on what you’d get for Hernandez. I like it if you can make up for your RB loss.

  10. sickmangarner says:
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    What do you think of this trade in a 1pt ppr?

    I give: Vick, McFadden, Andre Brown/Peyton Hillis/Bilal Powell (1 of those 3)

    I get: McCoy, Steve Smith, Andy Dalton

    I’m a nervous DMC owner who has already lost twice because of his inconsistency. I think with the blocking trouble they’re having in Oakland, he might be this year’s CJ2K. Maybe I’m too high on Dalton but I like him in that offense and Smith is undervalued right now.

    • Sky

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      I’d take the McCoy side of that deal.

  11. Matt says:
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    Hi, hoping for some advice on this trade I was proposed:

    Team 1 (me)
    1. MJD
    2. Mike Wallace
    3. Big Ben

    Team 2 (what I would get)
    1. A Rodg
    2. Steven Jackson
    3. Maclin

    I feel like I don’t want to give up MJD…but it’s worth it to get A rodg? Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Here’s what I see

      Big Ben less than Rodgers

      Wallace greater than Maclin

      MJD greater than Jackson

      MJD & Rodgers are top 10 players. Doesn’t look like a winning trade for you.

  12. Salty Balty says:
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    I’m in a PPR league and drafted P. Manning and RG3 (after RG fell and I took him as a value pick). I’ve been trying to sell one of them and, as of now, my best offer is Ryan Mathews for Manning. Should I pull the trigger? I’m weak at flex and there are still some pretty solid backup QBs on waivers if/when RG3 gets hurt.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I think that’s a reasonable trade. I’d do it for Mathews’ upside.

  13. Prezii says:
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    Magahee over leshoure! Thank god i listened to my gut in both leagues.. i still luv you tho sky!

    Is it time to drop lafell? For sum1 like hartline (doubt my 7th waiver will get him) or james jones? I need a solid WR4.. Have hanker too but hes probably gettin dropped as well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah no kidding. I didn’t think there’d be that much of a difference, just a matter of how much work they got. Just a further sign of how much of a cluster Detroit is…

      If Hartline is out there, he’s solid but not exciting and I’d take him as a WR4, assuming it’s PPR. James Jones…well, I refer to my post. The moment I tell someone to pick him up you know he’ll drop a Mikel on ya. Leonard led his team on targets last week and is actually looking like someone to hold onto. Give him another week and see how those targets pan out.

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        @Sky, i agree on james jones… Too many mouths to feed. And you really think hanker is a hold? I can see the wait and see approach but when garcon gets back he wont be reliable week in, week out.. i can see waiting but that leaves me with a brown, cruz, julio, hank, lafell, britt on my 4wr squad.. i gotta drop one to swoop a LB for his bye… So screw pickin up,i needa drop! Lafell or hanker? IYO.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Garcon was on the field on Sunday and he still led the ‘skins in targets. That said, if you’re looking to drop between those two, I’d drop the Hanky.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Sky, i could drop PT? knowin my luck, ingram will get hurt this week if i do… Although that would be doing the world a favor.. 10-team non ppr, 2qb-4wr-2rb-flex, 6 bench.

            Dump the bruiser instead of the mentioned wideouts? My backs arent so gravy though.. leshoure, ry wills, magahee, doug martin, morris.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ingram is already hurt. Oh wait, he’s not, he just plays like he is; pretty sure you could limp for a 2.9 YPC. I’m not droppin PT there. NO is playing from behind nearly every game this year and he’s too good at catching the ball. He’s a decent flex play. Would rather have him on my bench than a backup WR.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Sky, and i could get goal line touchdowns! Ha! so hankski is gettin the boot looks like.. thanks for your thoughts!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  No prob, always nice to get that goal line love.

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    With Nicks and Jennings hurt, Dez on Bye, and need to pick up a WR in a 0.5 PPR, can you rank these following guys?

    A.Roberts
    Bess
    James Jones
    Cobb
    Hixon
    Barden

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Assuming Nicks actually is hurt and out next week…

      Bess/Hixon/Cobb/Jones/Roberts/Barden

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, according to Ralph Vacchiano (NY daily news who covers the Giants) – Coughlin said Nicks’ knee isn’t any better. How concerned is Coughlin? He says “how much concern can I show you?” So it isn’t looking good for Nicks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. Man that guy can’t stay healthy.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, oh, and would you bump Cobb up at all if you knew it was a return yardage league? 35 yards per point. Plus 6 points per TD.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, if Jennings misses time, I’d bump him up to above Hixon but to be fair, those first three are the only ones I really like overall.

  15. georgewomping says:
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    Hey Sky, great article. I got the serious screw by the handcuffs this week. I had Matthews and Ridley, who both would have done much more if their backups weren’t playing so much. Anyways, I am #3 on the waiver priority, and havent been making any claims to save my high waiver ranking. I was wondering if you think this is the week I should put in a claim. My original thought was to put in a claim for Hartline, but I am also considering Battle or Bolden as handcuffs. Or do you think I should just sit tight this week, and save my waiver and see if any end up on free agents after the claims. Im in a 10 team league with 1 flex.

    My team:
    QB: rodgers
    WR: torrey smith, garcon, julio, welker, crabtree, hawkins, barden
    RB: murray, matthews, ridley, tate
    TE: gates, rudolph

    Thanks for the help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks for the kind words!

      Well I wouldn’t complain too much about Ridley’s day! Still had a good one. Better than my day with MJD, that’s for sure.

      I don’t really like using a high end claim on a backup. Given your WR depth, I’d assume if you got Hartline you’d be trading him or another of your WRs. You go about 5 deep when pierre is healthy already. If that’s your plan, I could see doing that.

  16. E says:
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    How much for Bolden in a 12 team league?
    I need an RB badly for Week 7 with Bush & McGahee on byes.
    Thinking of him vs NYJ or Blount vs NO.
    $96 left / $100

    Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t spend more than $5 on him. His role isn’t defined at all even though I like him.

  17. E says:
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    CIN or PIT on D for the ROS?
    12 team H2H

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ehhh, can neither be a choice? Not really happy with either as a ROS candidate. I’d give PIT a chance first, I guess.

  18. Champ says:
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    Thoughts on Vick last night? Signs of good to come or will it be a roller coaster ride all year? I would have really to have seen him make it in the endzone on his last sprint out at the end of the game as I lost by 4 points.
    Also any thoughts on Finley? the numbers continue to be productive but he looked pretty awful loosing his footing, running bad routes and dropping passes. With so many Tight ends on the waiver wires why am I keeping this guy in my line up?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      RE: Vick, he looks like a really thin QB running for his life sometimes. That o-line does him very few favors. The talent is there, though, I wouldn’t sell him short of what you got him for if you plan on moving him. He didn’t look bad to me, just didn’t have much time to look good if you get my drift.

      RE: Finley, it depends on who’s out there. He dropped a lot of passes last year too and yet finished in the top 5 in TE scoring. Unless you can trade him and get a good value while picking up a decent option on FA, I’d ride it out. Keep in mind Jennings is dealing with that groin issue. Watch how he plays the next couple of weeks and then make a decision to sell or not.

  19. Murph says:
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    Great week 4 Sky thanks for all the help. Sorry about MJD he should have known better since he plays FFB and hosts a radio show “running with MJD” call him up and complain about his performance

    Too Deep at WR so shopping them around for RBs…Only two RBs I could see any owner parting with is Matthews or Sproles. Which of the two do you like and what WR would you offer up (Non PPR)
    Thanks for all the help and insight

    WRs I can trade:
    Garcon
    Marshall
    Austin
    Steve Smith

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob, glad it worked out. Yeah, I traded for MJD last week for Brandon Marshall. If B-Marsh gives me the night that I didn’t get from Ramses last night, I might need a beer or seven.

      In a non-PPR, I have to lean Mathews even though he’s quite a risky bet. As always, it depends on the other owner but the highest I’d offer is Smith or Austin. You can’t include Garcon due to the injury issues, I’d be surprised if he bites. Marshall isn’t on the block for Mathews in my mind.

  20. Robert says:
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    With Hartline, Bolden, and Zuerlein all out on the WW, would you use a Top 3 waiver priority spot on any of them? I’ve got Gore/Benson/Leshoure/Ridley/SJax at RB, Megatron/Julio/Wayne/Britt at WR, and I’ve been streaming kickers. I have an unnatural man-crush on Zuerlein’s leg, and I fear someone else getting a hold of Bolden.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Sky

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      Everyone loves Young GZ! You’re pretty set at WR/RB. Don’t see a good spot where either would make for a #3 waiver, especially considering both those guys are solid but not game changers. I’d be hard-pressed to believe someone really needs a kicker that bad to spend their waiver pick on them unless they’re way at the bottom. Tough, I don’t think I’d do any of them, honestly.

      • Robert says:
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        @Sky, you’re right…you’re absolutely right: using a #3 waiver priority on a kicker is borderline lunacy. I’m just irrational after dropping to 2-2 after this week. But, man, I’m gonna be pissed with myself if GZ is gone when I wake up tomorrow.

        • Sky

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          Just think: his bye week hasn’t hit yet. When it does, you still got a chance to get in on that unless the owner is gaga about his kicker and drops someone else to play it out. Either way, good luck. It’s tough to hold out when there’s someone out there you love, but I think in this case it’s warranted.

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