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  1. The Theory says:
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    I had a premonition last night as I was drafting my 3rd (and final) team of this season. Right around the third round I realized, “I’m tanking this draft.” So I tried to do what any pure-hearted fantasy-playing fool would do: throw a desperate hail mary.

    That hail mary took the form of Arien Foster. He was sitting there pretty as you please in the sixth round. Normally I would scoff at taking Foster this year, because injury, because been there, been burned on that. But he was the guy that could come back and carry a fantasy team, and he was going to be my selection.

    I had him all highlighted and the second my turn came, I punched that DRAFT button with glee. Season saved, they’ll be writing psalms to this draft at season’s end. And then I saw a different name flash on my team: Joique Bell.

    As I Darth Vader “NOOOOoooooooooooooooo”ed at my monitor, the hapless remains of my season circle the tub drain.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Theory: Well, it’s still good value, and I’m always hesitant drafting Foster, even when he’s healthy. To be fair, I do like Bell, and in the sixth round, I think you’re okay. May the force be with you.

      • The Theory says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for the kind words.

        If you see this again, any thoughts on Joique vs Danny Woodhead?
        It’s PPR, but it’s also point-per-carry (or whatever they call that), with extra points given for reaching the 100 rushing yards milestone and 200 rushing yard milestone.

        I know the Razzball PPR rankings have Woodhead over Joique, but don’t know if the added point-per-carry and yardage issue would make a big difference there.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @The Theory: It’s an interesting point, but to be honest, I don’t think either back reaches that threshold on Sunday.

  2. DILinator says:
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    I came out of a Keeper League Draft hurting at RB, with only Peterson, Spiller, and Blue as my top three backs… I’m loaded at WR with Julio Jones, DT, Mike Evans, and some other decent options on the bench. We can start 3 RBs.

    So I’m considering the following trade… I get Jordan Mathews and T.J. Yeldon. I give Julio Jones, and Alfred Blue. Is this a sound move on my part? Or am I not getting enough value in return?

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    • KVC

      Cleaver says:
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      @DILinator:
      What are the league rules? How deep? Scoring system?

      • DILinator says:
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        @Cleaver: PPR, 14 teams, so pretty deep, with position scarcity everywhere. Keepers for next year are 5 or 6 (needs to be finalized), with no more than 3 WR, or 2 RB allowed.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DILinator: This is a bad trade for you. I’d hold for now. I might dangle DT out there too, but hold on Jones and Evans.

      • DILinator says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, Jay! I kept coming close to pulling the trigger, but something kept holding me back, particularly thinking it was a mistake!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @DILinator: No worries, and I wouldn’t say it’s a mistake. Evans injury is concerning, but I think it’s still an overpay.

  3. Dom B says:
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    Should I add duke Johnson hear big things about him and who should I drop for him. Also Rate my team any weak spots positions I should trade for

    My team is
    QB Tony Romo
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Latavius Murray
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF Bengals
    BENCH
    QB ELI MANNING
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: You can drop Manning for him, but like I said in the other comment, you should be fine without him.

  4. guidedbyvoices says:
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    10tm ppr flex….D williams Woodhead Agholar?

    non ppr….D Freeman Funchess Ryan Matthews or Golden Tate?

    thnks.

  5. Blake says:
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    Jay – are these just for week 1? is the updated rest of season rankings in the draft kit?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blake: This is just for Week 1. Once the first week gets done and over with, we’ll be doing ROS rankings on the same day (Thursdays).

      • Blake says:
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        @Jay:

        ok, drafting my final league right before kickoff tonight. any big changes that you see that need to be done to your rankings? PPR

        duke Johnson, brady, etc??

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Blake: Brady, go with my standard rankings, that got updated, but it didn’t translate to PPR and my tech ticket hasn’t gone answered yet.

  6. scott steelers says:
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    Main keeper league draft was last night. 10 team. This is how I ended up
    QB: Bradford
    Wr: Julio Jones
    Wr: Odell B
    RB: Latavius
    Rb: ingram
    Te: Olsen
    Flex: J Matthews
    Def: Houston
    Bench: Ivory, Abdullah, Foster, Eli manning, Dorsett, terrance williams, david johnson.
    How do you think my team looks? And would you drop williams for Lockett and drop david johnson for either josh robinson or christine michael? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @scott steelers: Looks fine right now. I don’t like Bradford and having to handcuff him, but the rest of the depth is fine. Hold for now.

  7. david says:
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    Jay! What’s up!?
    Hey, I’ve looked and looked at some other sites to get a feel at PPR rankings. Some rankings I don’t agree with, but yours I do!
    I have Leveon Bell out for two weeks, and I have Abdullah, Vereen, and Yeldon. I’ve been tossing and turning about 1 to start. I still don’t know.
    Yeldon…. The matchup and game flow is worrisome.
    Abdullah… I don’t know how much they will use him
    Vereen… Seems like a Vereen game to me in a shootout.

    If I look at your rankings…you would say Abdullah right?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @david: Nice, thanks! Yeah, I do like Abdullah, but Vereen is another strong option. They are roughly 10 spots away from each other overall, which is pretty close in the scope of things.

  8. cubjet says:
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    All Cleveland receivers are still available in a ppr dynasty league. Who has the best season this year and who would best long term?
    Dwayne Bowe
    Andrew Hawkins
    Brian Hartline

    Thanks in advance

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @cubjet: Can I pick none? Eh, I’d say Bowe, but Hawkins has the highest ceiling.

  9. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job Jay!
    12 team PPR league…

    I’ve been offered Rodgers, Ingram and Britt for my Golden Tate, Cam Newton, Jeremy Hill… what do you think?

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @RicoSuave: I would hold. I don’t like the Britt for Tate part too much…

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Jay: thanks again!

  10. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, so based on ranks, I should start Markus Wheaton at WR3 over P Garcon, right? I have TY & Amari as my other starting WRs & DeMarco/AP as RBs. For Flex, it has to be Joseph Randle I’d imagine…therefore I’m sitting Garcon, Charles Johnson, R White, Sankey & A Williams..

    & TE, have to go Bennett & leave O Daniels on bench?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Normally I wouldn’t, really high on Garcon, but I don’t like this Miami matchup with Washington. I think you have to go Bennett, yes.

  11. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Do you do a bold predictions for football, Jay?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Normally I do, but we couldn’t fit it into the content schedule this season. To be honest, based on numbers, it’s widely more popular when I do it for fantasy baseball than here.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: technically garcon’s ranking is by itself.

  12. Slam says:
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    Danny Woodhead, TJ Yeldon, Or Anquan Boldin for flex spot in .5 ppr league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Slam: Boldin.

  13. Dip says:
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    11 team 1 PPR

    Pick 1:

    Julian Edelman
    Steve Smith
    Anquan Boldin

    Chris Ivory in flex a good call?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dip: I’d go Edelman there. And Ivory is fine.

  14. Fizz says:
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    Ppr league. Who do you believe would be the best flex play. M. Wheaton, D. Walker, A. Hurns, G. Bernard, Or D. Woodhead.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Hurns.

  15. abe says:
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    hey, i’m in a 14 team league with 3 wr (non ppr). i kinda screwed up my auction by buying two qbs (bradford and eli manning) and not having any money left for a third wr. would you risk trading bradford straight up for devante parker? bradford is my only real trade chip. i feel like parker could break out and this would be the time to get him cheap. my third wr right now is leonard hankerson/andrew hawkins…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @abe: I’m okay with that trade, but I’d hold. I think Hankerson will do well this weekend. I’d start him.

  16. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Thought process for ranking Maclin over Robinson in PPR this week? Have to choose between them for WR2 and it’s tough.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: I like Maclin’s matchup, and I think he’ll be a major part of the gameplan against a tough Texans pass rush.

  17. fortheworld says:
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    i posted this q in teho’s thread as well:
    Trying to unload some of my worse picks in the draft or guys I feel uncomfortable about..

    What side of :

    Alfred Morris/ Alshon jeffery/martavis Bryant

    For

    Lesean McCoy/aj green

    I can change bryant to pierre garcon or brandon marshall/ james jones but not sure if they’ll go for it. this owner loves martavis possibly more than me…

  18. pickleball says:
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    12 team standard scoring: two trades to think about

    1) morris–gore–marshall for jeremy hill—deandre hopkins

    2) marshall –freeman for jon stewart–gio bernard

    thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @pickleball: Gore side and slight lean on the Stewart side.

  19. Faze says:
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    Need advice for two leagues:

    Standard league. Flex to choose from, T. Coleman, J. Brown, or A. Robinson.

    Standard league. Flex to choose from: D. Martin, C. Hyde, S. Smith Sr, L. Fitzgerald

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Faze: Coleman and then Martin.

  20. amsoley0506 says:
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    Non ppr, for my RB’s what 3 do you like
    Forte rb1
    Alfred Morris rb2
    Abdullah flex
    Dion Lewis
    Devonte freeman
    I was thinking something crazy of going forte,Abdullah, and putting Lewis in my flex.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @amsoley0506: I think you have the right alignment already. But I understand why you’d want to do that.

  21. shookonespart2 says:
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    matt forte and chris ivory or alfred morris and brandon marshall?

    14 team standard league.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @shookonespart2: Forte. Not close IMO

      • Max

        Max says:
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        @Jay: Morris is garbage

  22. CharlieTweeder says:
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    I’m torn. Tannehill or Big Ben?

  23. Scott says:
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    Bonus points for putting Tyrod Taylor over Andy Dalton. HA!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I’d put your grandmother over Andy Dalton…

  24. Chris says:
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    12 team half ppr.
    QB Matt Ryan
    WR Julio Jones
    WR Andre Johnson
    RB Forte
    RB Ellington
    TE Zach Ertz
    FLEX Allen Robinson
    K Matt Bryant
    DEF Arizona

    B Ameer Abdullah
    B Eddie Royal
    B Mike Wallace
    B Bishop Sankey
    B Brandon COleman
    B Blake Bortles
    B Ryan Mathews

    With that said I’m not worried, Heath Miller and CIncy D are available. Do I drop Coleman and Bortles for those two and start over Ertz and Arizona respectively?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chris: I’d drop Bortles for Miller.

  25. Hoss says:
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    Last keeper: 12 team standard

    DeAndre Hopkins round 6 or Davante Adams round 13

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hoss: Hopkins. I like Adams there, but Hopkins is still at a great value.

  26. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, here’s my pick em for both spreads and winners
    NE to win and cover 7 (with PIT not having WR 2, RB 1)
    GB to win and cover 7 (with CHI barely having any healthy WR)
    KC to win and cover 1 even on road
    NYJ to win but not cover 3 pts
    IND to win and cover 2.5 pts on road
    MIA to win and cover 2.5 pts on road
    CAR to win on road but not cover 4
    SEA to win on road but not cover 4
    ARI to win and cover 2.5
    SD to win and cover 2
    TB to win and cover 3 (there’s no good pick at that spread probably though)
    CIN to win on road but not cover 3
    DEN to win and cover 4
    DAL to win but not cover 6
    PHI to win and cover 2
    MIN to win on road and cover 2.5 (wow, that spread moved from MIN +3.5 to MIN -2.5, too bad i didn’t middle the shit out of this, early season those are more doable)
    I reserve right to change any of these till gametime (i’ll post if so).

    Where are you and Tehol posting yours?

  27. Fizz says:
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    You have J. Brown ranked higher than A. Robinson and Hurns. Is Brown the safest bet at WR this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Love the ceiling, I love the matchup against NO for him.

  28. wjessereid says:
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    Thoughts on B Quick? Had him last year and got a few nice games out of him. His QB situation has improved and he doesn’t seem to have much competition for balls.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @wjessereid: He’s okay, not flashy and can disappear, but a great matchup play if you can time it.

      • wjessereid says:
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        Green, Edelman, A Johnson and Fitzgerald at WR/TE flex.

        Should I look to start him over either of the last two based on matchups?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @wjessereid: I would start those guys.

  29. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay,

    Have a roster configuration question for you my man. With Evans being still in question for week 1, I want to make sure that I can roll out a full roster obviously so here is my WR dilemma:

    WR1 – Thomas (locked in)
    WR2- Garcon, Royal, Wheaton, T. Williams
    Flex – Abdullah, Evans

    Would you be comfortable rolling with any of the WR 2 group and then going Evans over Abdullah if he is healthy enough to go? Or is Abdullah a must start to you?

    Thanks!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, homie. I sure hope that Evans is ruled out sooner rather than later. I will be in a real bind due to his late start time. My only other option would be Terrance Williams or Christine Michael…

  30. Dave says:
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    Hey Jay,

    For my flex in a PPR who to choose from – Charles Johnson, Tevin Coleman, or Joique Bell? Leaning Tevin but afraid of the tough matchup with the Eagles. I also have Hyde in the RB2 spot so I can take him out to start Tevin AND Charles Johnson.

    Also, what are your general thoughts on Tevin’s value for this year?

    Thanks! (love your rankings and articles as always)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: Probably Tevin… I like him, but I would keep expectations in check.

  31. Shookonespart2 says:
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    I modified a trade from above.. Wanted to see if it was closer- don’t want to offend anyone early in the year

    matt forte, chris ivory, Patriots d, mike Crabtree f or alfred morris, brandon marshall, James jones, Davonte freeman

    14 team standard league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Shookonespart2: I’d still want the Forte side, but it’s a fair deal.

  32. Everett says:
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    I have doug martin and alfred morris in two leagues. they are both my second rb but I dont know who to start.

    Should I start each in one league or what?

    Thank you

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Everett: I think you can split it up if you want, but for me, it’s Morris in both cases.

  33. Fizz says:
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    PPR, I have the Cardinals defense but want to add broncos D for this week. Who should I drop?
    Woodhead, sproles, Duke johnson, or Arizona D

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: If you are already replacing your d, just stream. Drop ARI.

  34. E-Z-E says:
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    Need some FLEX Help, Half PPR League pick 2:
    T. Coleman
    TJ Yeldon
    K. Wright

    My gut says Coleman & Wright

    But Yahoo’s projections staring at me when I set it say Coleman & Yeldon

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @E-Z-E: I’d go Coleman and Yeldon.

  35. Principal Blackman says:
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    Should I drop anyone to pick up Blount, who was just dropped in my league? It’s 10-team ppr, .5pprush league.

    I would be dropping either Arian Foster (my RB4 as long, as he’s on the shelf, behind Gore, Hyde, and Crowell) or either Larry Fitz or Anquan Boldin (my WR5 & 6 behind Cooks, Landry, Wheaton, and Allen Robinson). Or should I just stand pat and stay away from the Patriots running game?

    Thanks.

  36. Rice says:
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    You are and always will be my go-to-guru for fantasy football. Thank you in advance.

    Rest of season (1/2 point ppr): Would you drop Eddie Royal or Allen Hurns for Devonte Parker?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rice: Thanks! I would hold on both.

  37. Johnny Boy says:
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    Irrelevant but I have a feeling steve smith is gonna be the best receiver this week. I might start him over Andre johnson in my 8 team league.

  38. Dom B says:
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    Should I picup dan bailey or do you like steven hauska roy

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: meh, same thing to me, doesn’t matter much.

  39. G-man says:
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    I’m trying to make some tweaks to my roster before the season starts. I already have Peterson AND Lacy at RB, but I’m lacking a #1 reciever. I want to trade my Brandon Marshall, Keenan Allen, and Alfred Morris for his Carlos Hyde and Brandin Cooks (he also has latavius murray). I don’t know if I’m offering too little or too much or if I’m just making too much of a deal over nothing. Right now my other WRs are Davante Adams, Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson, and Charles Johnson and my other RB is Ivory. Should I just wait and see if any of these WRs makes a leap this season or try to make this trade?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G-man: I think it’s slightly too much here. I actually think you can wait here and see what develops.

  40. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there,
    Just a terrible draft for me and stuck with:
    D. Williamsvs. Pats
    Blue vs. KC
    Vereen vs. DAl

    Bolden, F. Jackson, F. Whitaker and Artis Payne are sitting on the waiver wire….
    Any thoughts on who to start?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

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      @Joe Shmoe: I’d go Williams here.

  41. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Great stuff Jay!
    I’m in the unenviable position of starting one of these three in my flex spot (PPR league). Who would you pick?
    – Tevin Coleman
    – Dion Lewis
    – Funchess

    Thanks for the help.

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        @Jay: Thank. Had Coleman in my starting spot but needed that extra assurance. First game jitters! haha

  42. ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppr league. I think I have drafted a pretty well balanced team. Although I don’t have a good feeling with my wr core. Should I look to upgrade some of wr or are there other areas I should be more concerned about?

    qb Ryan Tannehil
    wr andre johnson
    wr mike evans
    rb marshawn lynch
    rb lamar miller
    te rob gronkowski
    w/r/t jarvis landry

    k cody parkey

    def jets

    bn ameer abdullah
    bn carlos hyde
    bn allen robinson
    bn carson palmer
    bn tyler eifert

    • Jay

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      @ryan: Looks alright to me, I think Robinson can fill in for Evans if he doesn’t recover quickly. Hold for now.

  43. Faze says:
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    Sorry last minute decision I need to make. Should I start Edelman, smith sr., or Larry Fitzgerald.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Faze: Edelman.

  44. Pleasant Odor says:
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    I’m in a .5 PPR league and would like advice on a flex position.

    I have J. Randle, McFadden, Vereen, R. Mathews, R. White

    Free agents: Woodhead,Reuben Randle, Lockett

  45. Pleasant Odor says:
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    Also, separate league.

    1/2 point PPR. We are charged $2 for transactions…

    Worth it to drop Cruz for R. White or Anquan Boldin?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pleasant Odor: I’m okay with this. Not sure what Cruz’s time table is to be honest. Probably going Boldin this weekend.

  46. drop who says:
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    Hmmmm, due to some injuries, i need to drop either James Jones or Ty Montgomery. Which one should I drop? Non-PPR. Thanks!

    • Jay

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      @drop who: I’d drop Jones.

  47. Blake says:
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    I have Pierre Garcon as my starter in my PPR league. However the following players are available. Do I drop garcon for one of them or should I keep him?

    Allen Hurns
    Steve Johnson
    leonard hankerson

    I have Mike Evans on the bench as well as L Bell so I have to get through these 1st weeks

    • Jay

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      @Blake: I’d start him.

      • Blake says:
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        @Jay:

        ok thx – question for my standard league. I can start 3 WR, no flex. I have D Thomas, Allen robinson, and A boldin. I have Pierre Garcon and B Coleman on bench. should I I drop coleman for one of these? (long term) and which 3 would you start?

        Steve Johnson
        Rueben Randle
        K Stills
        A Hurns
        K Britt
        L Hankerson
        C Shorts

        • Jay

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          @Blake: I’m tempted on Hurns, but I think Coleman can do a bit more for you.

          • Blake says:
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            @Jay:

            u don’t like Johnson or randle? seems like they will have more targets then coleman?

            • Jay

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              @Blake: I like Johnson, but I think Coleman’s ceiling is higher.

  48. D Fresh says:
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    ppr, D. Parker or B. Coleman on the year? Also have M. Evans, J. Landry, A. Rob, and S. Watkins

  49. BambooLounge says:
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    .5 PPR: Who should I start at FLEX?

    Woodhead/Hurns/Royal

    If it matters, re: Hurns, Allan Robinson is my WR2. Not sure if it is good/bad/doesn’t matter to start two receivers from the same team.

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