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After this Nathan Peterman performance, we are going to have a really fun special edition of the Razzblitz podcast this week with Viz and Reid joining us. Be sure to check it out, we will have it out by Wednesday at the latest. We had some really fun football on Sunday that included two overtime finishes. Let’s go ahead and kick it off with one of those now.

Washington Redskins Vs. New Orleans Saints

It’s very rare to have an offense that has two running backs that you can almost count on to put up RB1 worthy games every week. Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are in such a groove right now and they are completely ravaging defenses. As we found out Sunday, you can never count out the Saints, even with a double-digit deficit in the 4th quarter. Colby Fleener led the team in receiving, but I wouldn’t even consider picking him up if he’s available on your waiver wire.

Samaje Perine will have to be a three-down back for the Skins now that Chris Thompson is missing the rest of the season. He got off to a good start on Sunday with 117 rushing yards and a touchdown. Kirk Cousins had a great game going for over 300 yards and three scores. I’m not sure who Jeremy Sprinkle is, but he has the least football name in the NFL. Well, he scored a touchdown while Doctson wasn’t able to connect with Cousins on his end zone target. Doctson did finish second on the team in targets and led the team in receiving yards. It was pretty frustrating that he didn’t catch a ball in the second half after starting off so strong.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Miami Dolphins

Jay Cutler was pulled at halftime for “concussion protocol”. One could argue that the three first half interceptions were a contributing factor. Does Cutler look more aloof when he takes a big hit than he normally looks? Matt Moore came in and led the Dolphins all the way back to a tie in the 4th quarter. Jarvis Landry continued his excellent season with 95 yards and a touchdown. Kenny Stills was the true star of this receiving corps, scoring a touchdown in a huge second half. Damien Williams had a big run, but didn’t do much else.

Doug Martin simply is not the answer at running back for the Buccaneers. Despite carrying the ball 19 times, he was only able to muster up 38 yards. Mike Evans had 92 yards on 5 catches but he should have had a much bigger day than he did. Evans had some bad drops, to say the least. It was good to see O.J. Howard involved. The answer is still no, I don’t think he is a waiver wire option.

Detroit Lions Vs. Chicago Bears

Matthew Stafford has 6 straight games with at least 15 fantasy points. Golden Tate definitely wasn’t a contributing factor this time, but Marvin Jones did find the end zone. Kenny Golladay caught a couple of balls on Sunday as well, but unfortunately, he hasn’t lived up to my sky-high preseason expectations for him. I think the emergence of T.J. Jones and a nagging hamstring injury at the beginning of the season put those dreams to rest. While Trubisky isn’t fantasy relevant this season, this kid has some fire in his soul. Trubisky led a nice drive at the end of the 4th quarter that should have tied the game, but as we know, kickers are awful. Also, have you picked up Adam Shaheen yet? You should.

Baltimore Ravens Vs. Green Bay Packers

The Ravens defense came to play and handed Green Bay it’s first shut out at home since 2011. That didn’t stop Davante Adams from going over 100 yards though. Jamaal Williams wasn’t the answer that the running game needed and if you picked him up over Perine because of my recommendation, my apologies. Alex Collins and Mike Wallace both found the end zone in a game-managing offensive effort.

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Cleveland Browns

We didn’t know what to expect from Leonard Fournette today, but he performed a hell of a lot better than Isaiah Crowell. Fournette ran for over 100 yards despite being vocal about hating playing in cold weather. After a couple of promising performances, Crowell put up a stinker, rushing for 18 yards on 11 totes. Corey Coleman led the Browns with 11 targets and turned it into 6 catches for 80 yards. Dede Westbrook fell just short of his 200-yard prediction. Just 165 more yards and he would have been the Conor McGregor of the NFL when it comes to calling his shots.

Kansas City Chiefs Vs. New York Giants

I’m not a big believer in weather being detrimental to fantasy football scores, but wind is a whole different animal. Neither of these offenses could get anything going on the offensive side of the ball. Alex Smith might have killed your fantasy team, if you started him. I wasn’t too worried about Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, or Orleans Darkwa and none of them ended up hurting fantasy teams too bad. Darkwa scored the only touchdown in this game.

Arizona Cardinals Vs. Houston Texans

Larry Fitzgerald is such a gift from the football Gods. His consistency is unmatched from anyone near his age at the position. Does anyone close to his age start at receiver anymore outside of him? Not that I can think of. Bruce Arians likes Blaine Gabbert a lot, and he wasn’t necessarily wrong on Sunday as Gabbert threw three touchdowns. I have no interest in Ricky Seals-Jones on the waiver wire, that receiving group is too crowded to put him in your line up in even the deepest of leagues. It’s going to be the Lamar Miller show going forward in Houston as D’Onta Foreman will miss the rest of the season. Fortunately, Foreman has carved himself out a future in the league with his performance this season. DeAndre Hopkins had 76 yards and a touchdown in a quiet day for him.

Los Angeles Rams Vs. Minnesota Vikings

In a split workload with Jerrick McKinnon, Latavious Murray has been the running back scoring touchdowns in Minnesota. He scored two on Sunday. Case Keenum is solidifying his role as the starting quarterback for the Vikings for the rest of the season. Adam Thielen made a great football play on a short passing play in the second half. Thielen has great instincts and attacked the ball, creating separation from the secondary leading to a big run after the catch. Robert Woods caught 8 balls for 81 yards and it sounds like his shoulder injury isn’t that serious, but he is almost certainly questionable for next week’s game against the Saints. Gurley was bottled up for the most part, but he was able to find the end zone on the opening drive.

Buffalo Bills Vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Nathan Peterman is absolutely horrible. Tyrod Taylor will most likely be starting the rest of the season and is definitely roster-worthy if someone in your league dropped him. Lesean McCoy and Melvin Gordon both had big games in what has been a rollercoaster season for both backs. Keenan Allen had an excellent game as well following up a couple of quiet weeks. Kelvin Benjamin will have an MRI on his right knee on Monday, so hope for the best.

Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Denver Broncos

Demaryous Thomas caught his second touchdown of the season and C.J. Anderson scored a touchdown but later coughed up a fumble, erasing any remaining hope that I had left for him being useful this season. Devontae Booker had one more carry than Anderson and added 5 catches for 54 yards. Joe Mixon, once again, averaged under 3 yards per carry in another disappointing outing. A.J. Green and Tyler Kroft were able to find the end zone but not much yardage.

New England Patriots Vs. Oakland Raiders

Tom Brady threw all over the Raiders and Brandin Cooks was the main beneficiary. Rob Gronkowski and Rex Burkhead were quiet but Dion Lewis was able to find the end zone on his way to 88 all-purpose yards. Amari Cooper collected a garbage-time touchdown, but other than that, not much happened on the Raider’s side of the ball.

  1. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    it should be esp fun as at least one of them was completely behind him starting over rodfather and now will almost be forced to defend that mess. if i miss the playoffs in a fairly big money league where i already had tygod and had to add cutler (even though i still have the best total points and am now 5-6) i ‘ll want blood from those BUF coaches. maybe eventually i can visit them at the high school they’ll eventually be coaching at. onlly fair point is their coach/GM might lose more total money than me in that decision (and others) eventually. that should let me sleep better at night, also i’ll possibly have direct proof of the utter ugliness of h2h luck if i can in fact miss the playoffs with most points.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh man, that sounds like the worst. Hopefully you can start eating some Ws

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and yeah, it’s extremely rare to have the 2 RB’s this good from one team. last time i’m sure it was this consistent would be CAR’s d.will/stewart tandem.

      • MB

        Unbreakable_MB says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh yeah that was a good one, then probably Dunn and Alstott even though Alstott was a fullback

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Unbreakable_MB: i remember hearing about that one, not that i’m too young but that was during a period where i didn’t follow NFL. going even further back (this one i know from video games) okoye/word KC.

        • cmutimmah says:
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          @Unbreakable_MB: With the advent of PPR and the pass catching back, RB points are spread out. But lets not forget: The Brandon Jacobs/Amhad Bradshaw/Derrick Ward year. Chris Johnson/Lendale White year. Freeman/Coleman LAST year…

          We have had 2 fantasy relevant backs before. Let’s not act like it’s that crazy.

          Not to mention guys like Woodhead being useful in PPR…

          • MB

            Unbreakable_MB says:
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            @cmutimmah: but we’re talking about 2 top 10 backs week to week. Coleman wasn’t an RB1 last year, more of a RB2 or flex. Woodhead in SD may be close, I’d have to look back

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Unbreakable_MB: exactly, coleman wasn’t an RB #1 most weeks. kamara/ingram, stewart/d.will absolutely are/were.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @cmutimmah: i’m saying over an extended period EACH week both are great plays. the NYG one above probably fits that somewhat closely. pretty sure some weeks in the TEN one 1 of those weren’t all the time great (could be wrong but wasn’t l.white very TD dependent?). freeman/coleman had off weeks (or at least one of them did at a time) last year. i didn’t mean it’s that crazy/rare. to be fair ingram/kamara haven’t hit a really long period of consecutive weeks just yet either. i did forget about the TEN one and that’s probably near closest along with the CAR one.

            -who disputed woodhead was really useful in PPR here?

  2. tittsburgh Feelers says:
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    Great recap man!

    What to do with Dak Prescott? He performed like Nate peterman lol- maybe not that bad but Dak was bad. It’s crazy you take away Zeke Elliot & Tyron smith & Dak Prescott looks horrible. Of course I’m not dropping Dak , but I will consider dropping a bench guy to add a QB

    Here are available QBs if you’d recommend adding any of these:

    – case keenum (week 12 @ Detroit, week 13 @ ATL, week 14 @ Carolina, week 15 vs bengals, week 16 @ GB)

    – Goff (week 12 vs saints, week 13 @ Arizona, week 14 vs eagles, week 15 @ Seattle, week 16 @ Tennessee.)

    – josh McGown (week 12 vs panthers, week 13 vs Chiefs, week 14 @ Denver, week 15 @ saints, week 16 vs chargers.)

    – Andy Dalton (week 12 vs browns, week 13 vs Steelers, week 14 vs bears, week 15 @ Minnesota, week 16 vs lions.)

    Also is mike Wallace & Ben Watson a good stream for week 12. Week 12 the Ravens host the Texans & the Texans just gave up TDs to the cardinals TE, and the Texans have been getting torched by WR.

    Lastly, I’m trying to sell Hunt. What WR can I get?

    My RBs are Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, McKinnon, AP, ekeler, Jamaal Williams

    My WRs are Keenan allen, Baldwin, tyreek hill, hogan, Parker, Corey Davis , josh Gordon

    Hooper is my TE

    Thanks!!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @tittsburgh Feelers: you’re in my boat, week to week here, dalton and it’s not close. i had winston anc/or winston-tyrod to replace him or sub for him in about 1/3 of my money leagues. in one at least i stashed dalton this week, in another i couldn’t, hoping to waiver grab like fitz or somebody for week 12. tyrod himself could be a decent backup to dalton for this week coming.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: sorry, i meant dalton for THIS week if you can only hold 1 QB, clearly keenum is playing the best out of these and should be rostered (wish i could, i’m stashing 2 guys in multiple leagues but keenum never had best matchup in weeks X or X+1 (plus he’s case keenum, which hurts him) and he’s long gone) if possible.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @tittsburgh Feelers: Case Keenum is legit. I would add him. I never thought I’d say that, good matchup this week too if you’re still holding out hope for Dak. Have you thought about trying to sell Hunt for a TE like Gronk or Ertz? Maybe Greg Olsen and low floor RB like Lamar Miller or Damien Williams? You are pretty solid at WR and I think a strong tight end addition will really help you going into the playoffs

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        @Unbreakable_MB:

        That’s a good idea too, I’ve just been streaming all season I forgot about the need for a TE.

        -Here’s the Gronk owners team:
        This owners RBs are weak has Freeman, Abdullah, Jamaal Charles, sims
        Also the Gronk owner is in last place

        – here’s the Ertz owner:
        Ertz RBs Demarco Murray, kamara, mixon, James white, Dion Lewis , Jeremy hill. He kind of is an owner who quit he doesn’t change his lineup anymore

        – Olsen owner may need a RB boost with my hunt:
        His RBs fournette, Ajayi, alf Morris, alex Collins, Damien Williams, riddick
        His TEs are Evan Engram & Olsen, Olsen is a guy he added off waivers

        — I know you didn’t mention him thoughts about my hunt to acquire kelce? That owner made it clear he needs a RB:
        Kelce owner RBs Crowell, Tevin Coleman, CJA, Derrick Henry, Perine.
        ** kelce owner also has Jimmy graham & jack Doyle. Would you try a lesser trade for graham? Maybe McKinnon + Parker?

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @tittsburgh Feelers: Kelce is great too, slipped my mind. Yeah give the lesser trade a try first!

  3. friar says:
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    In a 12-team 0.5 ppr league, would you do either/both of these 2-for-1 trades? I’m hoping to strengthen my starting lineup and open up a roster spot or two in case I want to make any waiver wire grabs.

    Give Jordy + Hogan for Tyreek Hill. Hill side clearly seems better for the next few weeks. Is it worth it, given that in the fantasy playoffs Hogan should be healthy and Rodgers may be back for Green Bay?

    Give Dion Lewis + either Alf or Woods for Jordan Howard. The idea would be to consolidate some depth into a stronger starting lineup. If I have a choice, would you recommend giving up RB depth (Morris) or WR depth (Woods)?

    Roster (start QB / 2RB / 2WR / TE / flex)
    QB: Newton, Rivers (bye-week fill in, likely dropping this week)
    RB: Freeman (concussed), Miller, Lewis, Morris, Woodhead
    WR: Julio, Cooks, Woods, Jordy, Hogan
    TE: Walker, Olsen

    • cmutimmah says:
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      @friar: Rodgers won’t be back for GB and Hogan is just one of the guys in NE. Everyone overrating Hogan, capitalize on that. Although, Hill is just as inconsistent. I’m not sure why Reid doesn’t feed Hill and Hunt more often. Hill had 4 catches on one drive and then disappeared for the rest of the game. This happens in their offense a lot.

      I’d rather have Dez, Baldwin, Landry, etc. I know those may be overpriced for your offer.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @cmutimmah: walrus did the exact same thing with charles for 2-3 of his last healthy years. nobody in their right minds is trading for hogan right now. if you can unload jordy it’s a good idea though, probably should’ve tried after hundley’s game 1 (or earlier)

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: agree on unloading Jordy but you aren’t getting sHiT for him

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Unbreakable_MB: i’m assuming that too at this point, way too many weeks of data for anybody to think hundley has any kind of skill set to even target him, much less get him catches/yards. i know i’ve benched jordy in the 2 spots i own him (keeper or dynasty so won’t drop) literally EVERY game i could’ve since AAron went out. couldn’t every game from byes of course.

    • MB

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      @friar: I would do either, I like Devante Adams more than Jordy even when Rodgers comes back. I would shoot to strengthen RB before WR though. So yes I’d try to send Lewis and Woods or Alf for Jordan Howard. I think that’s perfect. Once you get Freeman back and Woodhead is more involved I think that’s a killer lineup. Hell, I think Miller is much more valuable now that Foreman is out for the season.

      • friar says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: Thanks MB! I sent off both offers. I agree the RB need is greater, so hopefully I can swing something for Howard (and I’ll look for other deals too).

        The deal for Hill got countered: Hogan + Woods = Dez. I don’t get to offload Jordy in this scenario, but that’s still a deal I should jump on, right?

  4. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    16 team dynasty PPR with IDP’s (not super deep ones though). i need minimum 7 ARI players at all times. also we can stash any player who cannot play for any reason in IR slots (bye week guys have to come off week after their bye, and we cannot add new players if we leave players able to play in these slots)
    QB (start 1, max 2 active, but technically i can have as many active ones as i want from ONE NFL team, and UP TO 1 other from another team this is to ensure you can get your starter’s backup but at same time leaving some options out there for bye weeks/injuries etc) trubisky/flacco/mccown/palmer

    RB (2, max 6 active): perine/drake/j.allen/j.will (GB)/hyde/breida/d.johnson/c.johnson/j.stewart/kelley/hightower

    WR (3, max 7): evans/doctson/m.will (LAC)/t.will (LAC)/j.brown/mart bryant/garcon
    TE (1, max 3): ertz, j.thomas
    1 flex (TE/WR/RB)
    K (1, max 2) lambo, dawson
    also for ARI players have ARI DEF, bucannon, mathieu

    1. need to bring up breida/hyde/stewart here, have 1 spot open need to drop 2. what’s best order of dropping: t.will (LAC)/j.allen/j.thomas?

    2. add c.williams WR ARI or RSJ TE ARI first? would seem useful in case either or both of these guys gain value to have them. could drop lambo here (or technically dawson as i’d be adding an ARI player and dawson is literally only on my roster from needing ARI mins and is worse for points than lambo)

    c.williams didn’t grade out well at nfl draft tracker 2017, a 5.0, apparently could be better than that but had character issues and is a “project”. meanwhile NSJ wasn’t drafted.

    for reference the other FA WR being: b.coleman, lewis (NYG), king. t.smith and the TE’s are bennett, the new DEN guy, both LAR guys, jonnu etc. as you can see by who i have (j.allen/j.will/perine/drake) i’ve been quite good at obtaining rising value RB’s when injuries/trades hit. j.allen actually has to be dropped to be legal if i call up all of stewart/2 SF guys.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: I’d drop Allen first, T will 2nd Julius 3rd. Williams could be a stash

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Unbreakable_MB: got lucky with some short term flags (i.e. questionable type tags, on perine, m.will) now have the possible ARI up and coming twins (albeit draft grades or lack thereof don’t speak highly to future values) but certainly if they end up being worth anything it’s best i have them now. esp since j.brown might be done done if this c.will does well. and if ARI ever had an effective TE it’d be somekinda valuable.

  5. Imp says:
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    Have won 4 in a row and need “just” 2 more wins to make the playoff. With these cats in 2rb, 3wr, no flex, PPR
    Shady/woody/white
    Alshon/Hilton/Shepherd/Ginn/Amendola

    1) Would Amendola be your first drop to put in a claim for Perine or Latavius?
    2) Is Perine the better add of those two?

    I feel Amendola has a shakier ROS in case I lose Shepherd to his migraines long term. I don’t really trust Perine more than Murray today, but hold out some hope he gets a piece of the passing game.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Imp: I’d look fo add Perine and I think Amendola is the correct drop

  6. Chad Bowling says:
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    Do I lose anyone for Perine or Stills? Standard 12-teamer

    QB- Ryan, Stafford (BN)
    RB- Bell, Gurley, Murray (BN), Henry (BN)
    WR – Julio, Sanders, Funchess, Kupp (BN), Maclin (BN)
    TE- Walker, Doyle (BN)

    Want to drop Doyle, but his playoff matchups (DEN, BAL) are nice! Maybe Maclin for Stills?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Chad Bowling: maclin for perine. maclin with the ugly floor, but this might change if you start 2 RB/2 WR or 2 RB/3 WR.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: but since you have really like 2.5 staring RB at most it’s almost always better to get more RB in a standard, and in your case maybe anyway

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: nevermind, you do need 3 WR, but perine as having a full RB 3 is bigger deal than WR 4 or 5 depth. guys closer to maclin are available in FA than RB’s like perine now with thompson gone.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Chad Bowling: yeah I’d drop Maclin for Perine.

  7. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    20 team dynasty PPR with deep benches (but also full NFL sized IDP starters) i have reed/VD/brate. need minimum 9 WAS players so have to keep both WAS guys (and probably would anyway honestly). drop brate for the new RSJ ARI? i’m seeing that RSJ only got 16% snap count though (gresham’s 83%) in week 1, and at TB brate (66%) to oj’s (73%) so TB is simply running tons of 2 TE sets (all year actually). having said that brate only has had more snaps than oj twice this year, and even those times it was close. OJ must be a great blocker (he was reported to have ALL the skills from draft grades, and other than “competitive drive issues” appears to be highest ceiling TE out of draft in a long time).

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @Fundle Bundle Life: that’s ARI snap counts in WEEK 11 NOT “week 1”

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:
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      @Fundle Bundle Life: Howard is an excellent blocker and you’re correct in assuming that’s why he outsnaps Brate. However, if Winston plays again this year, he loves to target Brate and Brate could have some big days

  8. Scott says:
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    Prescott has killed me. Do I add Dalton and play him this week vs cle? If so, who do i cut? Rod smith (own morris), den d (own jax, but they play sea in week 14 and den plays nyj in den), k Benjamin (buf a mess, hurt again), david johnson (carried him this long), j Conner (upside stash, bell getting a ton of carries, never played a full season.) Thx

  9. Jimmy says:
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    Saints or Chargers dst Ros. I already have the Steelers dst. Just thinking Playoffs

    • MB

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      @Jimmy: chargers for the playoffs, definitely

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