2014 In-Season Accuracy: 57.4% (23rd out of 125 Experts, 60.0% Highest, 47.2% Lowest).

Week 4 Results: 56.5% (48th out of 128 Experts, 61.1% Highest, 42.8% Lowest).

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Let me tell you folks, nothing gives me more glee than to see, for the first time ever, Kyle Orton available to rank. And then, of course, the actual rigorous process of ranking his greatness among all the other quarterbacks… just really hits the spot. Ties the room together, if you will. When he was released by the Cowboys last July, there was this immediate emptiness in my heart, like part of my soul was missing. Luckily, a quick trip to the liquor store solved that. But the fact still remained… my life needed, strike that, REQUIRED one of the best quarterbacks this generation has ever witnessed (in terms of alcoholic affinity) to be employed by a National Football League team. So when news was announced that he had signed with the Bills in August, I was jumping around like a giddy school girl, that is, if school girls could legally get drunk for breakfast. And you can only imagine what I did this week when news came out that he would once again be starting, taking over for the inconsistent E.J. Manuel…. if you answered: DRINKINGMOTHERF*CKERS, you would be correct, sirs and madams. Whatever you think of Kyle Orton, he’s certainly left his mark on me. On us. ON EVERYONE. Maker’s Mark that is…

And onto your Week 5 Rankings, NOW with more Kyle Orton…

Note: These STANDARD and PPR rankings are for this week’s slate of games only. These rankings are not cumulative, nor are they an indicator of any future value. They are based solely on this week’s projected performance in regards to fantasy football production.


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  1. Locifer says:
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    Hey Jay,

    K. Robinson, M. Colston, and Jordan Cameron
    for my Sproles and Julius Thomas.

    Can I trust Jordan Cameron for the rest of the year? I’ve got Delania Walker as back up.
    Lynch, Tate, Asiata are my backup RB’s
    Edelman, R. White, D. Jax, and Malcolm Floyd are my backup WR’s

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Locifer: I would hold. I like Cameron as a sleeper for ROS, but I also like Walker. I’m think you are selling too low on JT.

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Sproles for Sankey?

    10 team standard redraft league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: I would hold for now.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Eh, you know what, thinking about it, I’d go upside here. Go ahead and grab Sankey.

  3. Brian says:
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    In a 1 point PPR league I have both Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan. My wide receivers are Alshon Jeffries, Victor Cruz, and Pierre Garcon (with Andrew Hawkins and Terrence Williams as backups). I just got offered Demaryius Thomas straight up for Andrew Luck.

    Accept? Counter with Matty Ice and trade Andrew Luck if need be? Only offer Ryan? None of the above and hold both?

    Help a new fantasy footballer (Grey’s Mom’s term!) out. Thanks.

    -Brian

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Take DT and be happy. Great trade for you, especially when you own another top-5 QB.

      • Brian says:
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        Done and done. Thanks!

  4. mcBlunty says:
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    flex play full ppr pick 1 j stewart, ben tate, marvin jones, dwayne bowe

  5. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Arian Foster supposedly still isn’t 100% and did not practice yesterday. However, assuming he does start, you’re that high on him? Would start a possibly sub-par Foster over Asiata, Bradshaw or Martin?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Crazy old guy babbling in the corner: I might move him down as the week progresses. Cases like that, I rank as if they are going to start like normal, but readjust Saturday night according to the reports. If he is still hobbled, I would start all three over Foster, with Martin up first,

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Jay: Guy offered me Wes Welker+McKinnon for Foster…. Seems a bit low to me for foster. We think Foster’s gonna return to form this season, or should I part ways with him?

        Would countering with Asiata for Welker 1 for 1 be better? Asiata and Trent Richardson are kind of my bottom two RB.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Crazy old guy babbling in the corner: Yeah… it is low. I think he’ll return to form soon… but his form is still injury prone. I like that Asiata for Welker if you don’t need that RB.

  6. Connor says:
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    I am really interested in your reasoning for Lacy over Ellingon? I keep going back and forth between the two for my flex spot. 10 team standard league
    QB- Brees
    RB1- Charles
    RB2- Bernard
    WR1- A. Brown
    WR2- Julio Jones
    TE- Donnell
    FLEX- Ellington or Lacy
    D/ST- Seahawks
    K- Suisham
    BENCH
    K. Wright
    T. Kelce
    S. Watkins
    E. Manning
    R. Matthews
    A. Hawkins

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Connor: I still regard Lacy as a stud back, and a must start. Things haven’t gone his way, but I like his match up tonight.

  7. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Hey, in a 14 team non PPR league should I drop Vernon Davis from my bench for Andrew Hawkins to play instead of Kendall wright? I have Kelce starting as TE. I also have Crowell on my bench as somebody that I can drop. Or should I hold?

  8. Matt says:
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    Would you trade Ryan Mathews for bishop sankey at this point? I drafted AP and Mathews, and currently have Bradshaw and Lamar Miller taking their place, so sitting pretty thin.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matt: I would try trading Miller instead.

  9. Grayson says:
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    I have Adrian Peterson and Knile (non-Charles owner) taking up two valuable bench spots. Would you drop either/both of these guys for the likes of Isiaih Crowell and/or Jerick Mckinnon? I am starting to doubt Peterson returns and like the prospects of Crowell and Mckinnon earning their position more so than Knile who is awaiting an injury. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks, in advance.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grayson: I’m fine dropping AP for Mck if you need the space.

  10. Gio says:
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    Half PPR. Trying to move Foster. Tired of the injury issues. Can you name a few RB’s to target?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gio: Stacy.

      • Gio says:
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        @Jay:

        what about Ellington, morris or Jennings?

        Or foster+Asiata for gio? Your rankings seems to be low on gio.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Gio: I’m okay with Gio, but I think that’s more of a time share with Hill as the season progresses. I’d rather have Ellington, Morris or Jennings there, sure.

  11. Charles says:
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    Jay, came on here to see the weekly rankings as I have been leaning Kaepernick (who has been my starter all year) this week. Just want to confirm that I’m starting Big Ben over Kaep?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: I think you start everyone, even your next door neighbor, against Jacksonville.

  12. Clint says:
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    Saw some tweets from Mike Clay yesterday that seem to indicate D-Jax is going to end up in Sherman’s Cell Monday night so Garcon actually doesn’t look that bad in ppr to start over Montee Ball at flex I take it?

    And regarding the slim margin between Cam & Romo: if you have both, roll with Cam or the hotter recently Romo?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: I’m fine with that, sure. I’m not expecting much from their air attack this weekend. They’re a coin flip for me, so going with the hot hand is totally something I’m not going to argue against.

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    Been trying to trade Brady. Haven’t had any luck yet. I also have Knowshon on my bench. I need a DST for this week. Do I drop Knowshon or Brady for Detroit? (Ryan and Eli are my starters in a 2 QB league)

    Also, I’ll need a TE for next week (have Graham and Kelce, but of course they’re both on BYE). I’d like to keep both just in case Graham gets hurt – Kelce looks a little Gronk-ish to me – so I’d prefer not to drop him. If I can’t swing a deal trading away Brady, do I dump him or Knowshon (whichever I don’t dump for a DST this week) for Gates for next week?

    0.5 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: You have two QB’s here who you can stream for… I’d drop Brady for DET. And yeah, figure out that issue next week, who knows what could happen on Sunday.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: so just hold off on dumping Knowshon for now and dump Brady? Wait on the TE shizzuation for next week and see what I need to do for the BYE week fill in there?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah, that’s what I’m feeling. I think Eli can hold that fort for a while.

  14. pound sand says:
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    Rather own Reaves or Forsett going fwd?
    12 team non-ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @pound sand: Forsett is the safe pick here. I won’t blame you for seeing what Reaves is about.

  15. Chicagifornia says:
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    Any love for Jerrick McKinon as a Flex tonight? 10 team, yahoo standard scoring (3 WR, 2 RB, 1 Flex)

    Bridgewater’s status is up in the air, they’re calling for rain in Green Bay, and the Packers aren’t great against the run.

    My other options are Toby Gerhart (v. Pit), Joique Bell (v. Buf), Knile Davis (@ SF), & Golden Tate (v. Buf)

    Appreciate the input

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicagifornia: It’s looking more and more like Ponder. Even then, Mck will get, maybe what, 15 touches? Then again, your options are about the same. I still might go Bell here, but there’s risk because he might not be ready Sunday. Tate might be the safe pick here.

    • Nick says:
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      @Chicagifornia: Not for nothing but Im going Asiata and I have McKinnon as well…I also have Murray & Jennings in a 10team non-ppr, so there just carrying me

      • Chicagifornia says:
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        @Nick:

        Worried about the Pack stacking the box with Ponder. Think I’m gonna go Tate. Thanks fellas

  16. Champ says:
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    Solid Post…. should I trade Cousins and Bradshaw for Wilson and Moreno. Not sure on the injury status on Knowshon. .5 PPR League.

    I already have Cutler, Demarco, JC, Alf, S.Smith, and Wes. Just trying to secure depth. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Champ: Nobody knows, looked like week 5 return, then another month, now he may be joking. I’m okay with the trade, but Moreno is the wildcard.

  17. Inglorious Staffords says:
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    Deep 14 team league and have a few players on bye. We start 3WR:

    At the moment my starting WR are Cobb, Matthews, and Louis Murphy. I see you have Cooper over Murphy and Coop is on waivers– would you start both Eagles WR or stick with how I have it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Inglorious Staffords: Stick with what you have, I may have him ranked higher, but putting your eggs all in one basket negates it a bit.

  18. Zandy says:
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    woke up to an interesting trade proposal…
    my team in 0.5PPR
    QB: Cutler WR: Dez DT RB: Rashad Bradshaw Flex: Keenan Allen TE: Dwayne Allen
    BN: Lamar, Joique, Kelvin, Royal, Marvin, Heath
    I send DT Bradshaw Kelvin for Foster, Emmanuel Sanders, CJ2K, Martellus
    Swap Keenan for DT in a counter? CJ2k doesnt mean much to me but seems like enough other value to consider? Or would you propose something differently all together? (Maybe DT Kelvin Bradshaw for Foster Calvin?)
    He has Romo, Calvin, Maclin, Foster, Spiller, Martellus, Emmanuel BN: Brady, Blount, Blue, Andre Will, CJ2K
    Thanks man, love your insight as always

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Hey Zandy. yeah, I’m not sure about both iterations of the trade there. I would hold. That third idea getting Megatron is a good one though,

  19. Inglorious Staffords says:
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    Jarius Wright is on waiver too, I see you have him ranked higher than Murphy. Make the swap? Bridgewater sounds pretty questionable at this point from what I’m seeing.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Inglorious Staffords: Yeah, I’ll update the rankings later tonight, but if Ponder is going, which it looks like, all MIN receivers will take a hit.

  20. I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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    I traded Brady and Stacy for Cam in a 2 Qb league what do you think? I still have Charles, Miller, and Spiller at RB.

    Also am I crazy to think that if I’m in contention that josh gordon coming back is going to add a top WR to my team, I have him stashed as of now.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I got Jamaaled by a bear: I think you overpayed there. But I don’t think it’ll end up terrible. I have no idea about Gordon, but he’s a worth lottery ticket, and he should, at worst, be a WR2 this season when he does play.

  21. Dutch Rudder says:
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    Jay, a couple of quick questions:

    -Carson Palmer at 21? Should I read this as you are not concerned about him going to get a second opinion about the nerve issue in his throwing arm? I see Stanton right behind him in rankings but both are available on my waiver wire in a QB Flex league and was going to throw a few bucks down on Stanton but now you have me second-guessing that.
    -Cordarelle Patterson vs. Markus Wheaton – judging by rankings, you like Patterson more but both players haven’t really busted out yet and i would think Wheaton’s matchup is better seeing as how Eddie Royal and Keenan both lit JAX up last week. Should this be determined by whether Teddy is playing or not?
    -Keenan at 24? After the breakout game, you think he reverts back to the 4 catches for 40 yards statline?
    -Greg Olsen over Jimmy in PPR? Are you trying to will your Greg Olsen predictions into reality?

    Thanks again for all the help.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dutch Rudder: No, that’s me being concerned with Palmer, but until the Saturday update, I’ll keep him there. Go with Stanton if that’s the case, he’s the safe play. Yes, I like Cordy more if Teddy is playing, so keep that in mind. I just think the Chargers passing attack moves to multiple players at a time, and this week, and more targets might go to Gates and Floyd. And yeah, I’ve been willing Olsen the whole season. Will it baby.

  22. Kevin says:
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    1ppr I was offered stacy and hilton for sanders do it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kevin: Yes, I would.

  23. Greg says:
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    Hey,

    At this point, would you trade Donald Brown for Knile Davis?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Greg: In a heartbeat.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Greg: also, at all points this year.

  24. goober gobber says:
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    Josh Gordon is sitting in the FA pool. My team is set for now, I have a pretty good WR core in:

    J.Jones (atl), P.Garcon, S.Smith, K.Wright, J.Jones (oak) & M.Sanu
    It is a 3 WR 1 Flex league…

    Worth dropping Sanu for stashing Gordon? I feel like that could be a huge push for me come the end of the season/playoffs.

    For the Record, RB: R.Matthews, B.Tate, C.Johnson, Taliaferro, D.Murray. TW: Gates & Witten.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goober gobber: Yeah, I’m fine with that, He’s a good lottery pick.

  25. Zandy says:
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    If the GB game tonight gets out of hand early but it’s driven by Rodgers and not Lacy – and then the Pakcers start killing the clock and James Starks gets a bunch of carries and outshines Lacy. Is there any chance Starks can at least enter the conversation to replace Lacy or at least start sharing carries? I know it’s prob unlikely but just trying to think through a hypothetical tremendous upside oppty

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Even then, I would still go with Lacy.

  26. Ryan says:
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    In a 10 team ppr, who is the best flex option? Michael Floyd, Travis Kelce, Jerick McKinnon or Cordarrelle Patterson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Floyd, Kelce close depending on your other TE.

  27. James says:
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    I saw that Jordan Cameron was on the waiver wire and grabbed him but already have Kelce. Who to start? And pick 3 to start of E. Lacey, A. Foster, K. Robinson, B. Tate, A. Blue?

    • Jay

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      @James: Kelce… I like Cameron from this point on, but let’s see him play first. Going Lacy there.

  28. Nick P says:
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    Good morning Razz,

    Having a dilemma with choosing my flex this week. Here are my options in my ppr league.

    1. CJ Spiller OR Fred Jackson
    2. Chris Ivory
    3. Michael Floyd
    4. Julian Edleman

    Thanks and love the site!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick P: Floyd or Edelman probably, double check when the updated Sat rankings come out.

  29. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey jay I love your write ups! Thanks for recommending ahmad Bradshaw before week 1; im liking that waiver move!

    For this week who would you roll w/ at rb2 or flex;
    Jerick mckinon tonight on the road in Green Bay & looks like no bridgewater., ahmad Bradshaw vs Ravens, gerhart vs pitt, Markus Wheaton @ Jacksonville , ben Tate @ Tennesee or jeremy Jill @ New England

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jake the snake: Thanks! I would go Bradshaw here. Tate is close though.

  30. Paz says:
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    can i just drop shonn greene?

    i made some awful choices with my running backs this year.

    Joique Bell, Pierre Thomas, DMC, and Shonn Greene. Ugh. Helps to have Jamaal Charles but man, that is some sad shit right there.

    there are some high-upside guys out there right now, like ASJ

    I could drop him for Jonathan stewart, now that Deangelo is out for a while

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Paz: Yeah, he’s droppable. ASJ is fine.

  31. Yager says:
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    Who to start: Bortles or Newton?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Yager: Newton.

  32. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Jay,
    What do you think of Antonio Brown and Witten for Jimmy Graham and Sanu (or Riley Cooper)

    Standard 12-team, start 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex, where my WRs are:
    Demariyus Thomas, Antonio Brown, Reggie Wayne, Crabtree, Steve Smith, Cooks, and Quick.
    My only TE is Witten.

  33. david says:
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    Different rules on my ppr league each week. This week each reception is worth 2 points! I need help setting the rest of my lineup as I seem to always leave points on the bench.

    Rbs (need 2) Bernard, Ivory, Fred Jackson
    Wrs (need 2) D. Thomas, M. Floyd, VJax, Kelvin Benjamin, Royal
    TE (need 1) Gronk, Kelce

    Flex (any of the above not already starting)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Smokey

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      @david: Bernard, Ivory
      Thomas, Floyd
      Gronk
      Benjamin

      for me at least

      • david says:
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        @Smokey:

        Thanks smokey!
        Do you think Green Bay ‘ s Def be ok to use with Ponder starting? Asiata and McKinnon could be lethal still.
        The Browns are an option…
        You’re great. Thanks!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @david: GB is going to be fine tonight. Weather looks terrible.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @david: That’s interesting… Same as Smokey, but I’d go VJax over Benjamin.

      • david says:
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        @Jay:
        Thanks Jay!!!

  34. Need Help says:
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    Standard league. Receivers are Dez, AJ Green, TY Hilton, Desean. Desean is way too inconsistent this season so far boom or bust and mostly bust. Should I try to pick up Brandin Cooks or Eric Decker for ROS? Who is a better grab? I think B Cooks has a higher ceiling, but going to be the 3rd option on a good passing team. Eric Decker going to be a primary target on a bad passing team. Higher floor maybe?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Need Help: I agree, but Decker has been having some hammy issues lately. If it’s someone you can add for bench depth, he’s fine.

  35. D Fresh says:
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    drop Prater for McManus?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @D Fresh: I’m fine with that, sure.

  36. Don says:
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    Jay,

    You have Heath Miller ranked pretty low considering the matchup. I’m trying to decide between Miller or Ertz. What is your reasoning for Millers rank. I know he’s not the best TE but matchup looks a lot better than Ertz’s.

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Don: I think the games going to be a lot closer. That being said, my final rankings will be out first thing Sunday morning (1205am PST), and I always advise checking those before setting your lineups. Ertz and Miller are close enough where I wouldn’t argue flipping them.

  37. Zandy says:
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    Last 2 bench spot in 0.5 ppr (have Jennings Bradshaw Lamar joique)
    MJD
    Darrin Reaves
    Pierre Thomas
    Joseph Randle
    Kadeem karey
    Rainey
    Blount
    Shonn

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Thomas and eh, Reaves.

  38. rookraider says:
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    Hey Jay,

    I have to choose between K. Robinson and Sankey. Sankey is supposed to be getting more work and the Cle run D blows, do you still like Robinson as the ratings indicate?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @rookraider It’s still pretty close. I think Robinson by the hair, so I wouldn’t argue either way.

  39. Robert says:
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    badly in need of RB. would you trade Julio Jones for Lynch?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: it’s fair, especially if you really need a RB.

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