We are here today to point out the differences between the Razzball rankings and those that Yahoo has released to the masses. (Not to be confused with Yoohoo, which I do all the time. Then again, I usually confuse most things with chocolate drink. Totally normal.) Since we’ve already compared our rankings with ESPN, the next logical step is to have some amazing chocolate drink. Err, see what I mean? IT HAUNTS ME. I meant: the next logical step is to compare our rankings to Yahoo, THEN have some chocolate drink. Exactly. Maybe I’m just thirsty. Or hungry. Or all these things. All of the time.

 

Quarterbacks

Philip Rivers (QB10 +7) – You know what’s up. Yeah. You know.

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Matthew Stafford (QB14 -9) – This goes back to last year, when I was getting some flak for ranking Stafford outside the top-10 at the position when most “experts” ranked him in the top-5. I think Yahoo is making the same mistake twice. I just don’t see the appeal for a medicre quarterback that’s already reached his ceiling. Yes, he has some offensive tools, and yes, he will probably throw for over 4,000 yards with over 20 touchdowns… but it’s those 150 yard, 0 touchdown, 2 interception games that’ll offset the few 300+ yards games he’ll sneak in. I just see him as a rich man’s Andy Dalton. Okay, not really a rich man’s anything. Maybe a middle-income option. So a Camry. Matthew Stafford is a Japanese car I guess.

 

Running Backs

Shane Vereen (RB33 +15) and Danny Woodhead (RB35 +8) – I lumped these two together because they can be considered similar players, both with grit, speed, and determination. They are essentially the movie “Rudy” in human form, but they play on the other side of ball. And they didn’t later start in Lord of the Rings. BUT, they can both catch the ball, which of course inflates their PPR value, but both these offenses depend on high-tempo passing in their game-planning, and there a lot of reasons for rebounds for both of them. Vereen is coming into an offense that could use a dynamic backfield player, and Woodhead is coming off a flukey season-ending injury a year after finishing in the top-30 running backs in scoring. And that’s non-PPR. So yes, I’m bullish on both, but with the lack of depth at the running back position this season, I’m buying in all formats.

Arian Foster (RB40 -14) – The difference here is probably a bit less impactful because it’s predicated on an injury, but I think it’s still worth talking about. It seems Yahoo agrees with his time table, and will return to be a pretty productive back, bascially to the tune of a Round 6 draft choice. I just can’t buy that with the risk that he could have complications in his return. I mean, we are talking about Arian Foster here, not exactly the bastion of perfect health, right? I’d rather take my chances with Ameer Abdullah, T.J. Yeldon, and Joseph Randle, all guys you could see in that range.

 

Wide Receivers

Mike Wallace (WR25 +12) – I was never really a fan of Wallace, but let’s be fair, the only quarterback that throws a worse deep ball than Ryan Tannehil is probably Alex Smith, and, you know, me. It’s safe to say that even if you don’t believe in my Teddy Bridgewater love, he does open up the field a bit more for a receiver whose greatest strenght is downfield running and catching.

Roddy White (WR41 -8) – Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind Roddy White, but it’s really hard to get excited about him. It’s no secret that the offense travels from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones (except when they are away from Georgia Dome, then the offense travels from him right to other team’s defensive back), and there’s usually only a stifling amount of room for the other pass-catchers. While I don’t think his minor elbow surgery this preseason will complicate things, it is worth mentioning that his 34th birthday arrives one month into the season. He should be a stable choice, but there are other flashier things I’d want to get my hands on. Like your mother, for instance.

 

Tight Ends

Zach Ertz (TE9 +6) – I’m actually so suprised by this, it Ertz. God that was a bad one. I actually thought I was on the lower spectrum when it came to ranking Ertz, but it appears Yahoo likes him even less. Here’s what I said back in June:

A lot of people are jumping on the Zach Ertz bandwagon this season (DON’T ERTZ YOURSELF HAR HAR), and while I’m sort of okay with it, I’m still a bit hesitant to join them. All of his numbers improved accross the board from 2013 to 2014, but besides a 15 reception game against Washington, he only had over four receptions once, and had nine games with three receptions or less. I like Chip Kelly’s innovative™ offense, but there’s only so much volume there, and I don’t think it’s enough to push Ertz to the top.

One thing is clear, that was a much better Ertz joke. Beyond that, while that was a fair agrument on why not to aggresively rank him, let’s remember he’s still young, in a Chip Kelly offense, and did still produce over 700 yards with three touchdowns in just his second year. Don’t go crazy for him, but he is draftable.

Coby Fleener (TE22 -5) – Not a big fan for a number of reasons. Below is a big one.

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  1. Andy says:
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    I don’t know why, but yahoo actually projects some guys for points but then throws them in the 1000-2000 ranks for some reason. In the RCL I did last week, I was able to get Wheaton and Dunbar with my.last two picks because of this. You need to sort by proj pts or search to find some of these guys.

    Wheaton is now ranked, but I think Dunbar is still in ranking oblivion. The other names that jumped out at me in 1000+ range were ty Montgomery/Janis if you’re looking for those two.

    • Andrew M. says:
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      @Andy:

      Yeah, I picked up Javorius Allen who was ranked 2000 something

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Andy: yeah, I’ve found their updates to be really tardy this year…

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Andy: gotta do your own projected stats rankings, or if you have a standardish league use Jay’s.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: m.wilson is DEF one of these guys that you can almost be sure to get later than you should due to yahoo.

  2. Captain K says:
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    @Jay what’s up man, long time reader. Got a question. I’m in a keeper league, ppr and trying to decide who to keep. (QB 4 point td league)

    1.) Russell Wilson (keep in the 13th round)

    2.) Lativus Murray (keep in 14th round)

    * i’m already keeping CJ Anderson in the 15th round.

    So i’m trying to decide between Wilson & Murray

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Captain K: I love Murray, but if QBs are tough to come by, that’s still insane value.

  3. Dommattingly says:
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    I have Green, JMatthews, Desean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Stevie Johnson, and Lafell. Should I drop any for Hillman? Thanks!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: I have Boldin too!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dommattingly: I’m alright with Johnson for Hillman if you need a running back, but I like the group you have now.

  4. Jeff P says:
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    I have my first Yahoo auction tomorrow night. Looking at the yahoo auction values, I decided to try this out. I call it Gronk + junk. Here’s my goal team, let me know what you think (Yahoo is 10 teamer, QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, K, D, 6 BN):

    Gronk $60 (avg $59)
    Jeremy Hill $45 ($44)
    Lamar Miller $20 ($17)
    Brandin Cooks $25 ($24)
    Jordan Mathews $20 ($18)
    Davante Adams $15 ($2, but this is pre Nelson injury)

    QB $1 (Bradford, Palmer, Rivers, Stafford, Dalton – one of them will be available)
    D $1, K $1

    Bench RB targets (all under $3 in Yahoo)
    Ivory, Martin, Bernard, Mathews, Jennings

    Bench WR targets (all under $2 in Yahoo)
    Jarvis Landry, John Brown, Eddie Royal, Nelson Agholor, Devin Funchess

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jeff P: I actually think this team looks okay… might be risky when it comes down to it. Or maybe you could get Gronk for less and everything will fall into place.

      • Jeff P says:
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        @Jay: So… good plan, bad execution.
        I overpaid for Mathews ($35 vs planned $20) and while I think he’s going to be
        a WR1 this year, this made me screw up badly in the RB department.

        Second thing I didn’t foresee, two of 10 people never bid for $50 guys, so they snapped up all backups for much higher prices.
        Third I got outbid on Hill (went for $50), so I got a consolation prize of Anderson.

        8. (108) Philip Rivers (SD – QB) $1
        3. (27) C.J. Anderson (Den – RB) $40
        11. (127) Rashad Jennings (NYG – RB) $1
        1. (13) Jordan Matthews (Phi – WR) $35
        4. (36) Brandin Cooks (NO – WR) $31
        6. (51) Emmanuel Sanders (Den – WR) $21
        2. (17) Rob Gronkowski (NE – TE) $58
        5. (48) Brandon McManus (Den – K) $1
        7. (88) New York (NYJ – DEF) $1

        Bench:
        9. (121) Victor Cruz (NYG – WR) $1
        10. (122) Ryan Mathews (Phi – RB) $2
        12. (128) Marques Colston (NO – WR) $2
        13. (129) Shane Vereen (NYG – RB) $2
        14. (133) Owen Daniels (Den – TE) $2
        15. (138) Alfred Blue (Hou – RB) $2

        A little too heavy on Denver maybe. And I need a bona fide starting RB.
        But looks competitive, and I’m sure you approve of Rivers (although I wanted
        Bradford) and Mathews.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jeff P: Eh, I’m still okay with this team. Not all values are going to match in auction leagues.

  5. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    projections machine has kevin white down for 57/741/5 but he’s likely out for most of year, or at least half. this should be giving more stats to mostly
    wilson’s 25/270/2
    or royal.
    and maybe some of the others: mariani/bellamy
    trying to figure out how to divy that up.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: Yeah, I’ve been thinking about it for the Sunday update. I’d probably say add 20-25% to both.

  6. PD says:
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    Draft forte or lynch in first round if you plan on taking forsett in 2nd round

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PD: I don’t think it matters, but Forte slightly.

  7. yg says:
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    Do you like garçon more then desean jackson in ppr?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @yg: Garcon there.

  8. FrankGrimes says:
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    that rivers gif is second only to the dusty/kershaw/grey classic!

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Jay: no matter how many times i’ve seen you post that it’s always great.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Jay:
        YES! Haha.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @FrankGrimes: ha,awesome

  9. Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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    wow, that league had some people that had no idea about IDP’s, and many autopickers. you’ll understand how much. (kickers gone in round 9, team D’s too some). 20 teamer 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex, 1 team D (but team D only has to do with yards and pts allowed, picks/TD/fumble are only IDP stats here).
    QB Rivers (5, many worse QB gone by next pick had i waited)
    RB, Bell (1), Hyde (3), Sims (8), D.Robinson (14), J.Allen (21), J.White (24)
    WR Hopkins (2), Colston (Jay’s high ranking, 4), Wheaton (should be moved up with Bryant Susp 6), M.Wilson (11), Aiken (16)
    TE Gate (7, probably reached a little), Green (15)
    K – Gould (25, some teams drafted 2 kickers, so i’ll likely get better here)
    Team D – SD (23, yahoo has them ranked for yards allowed and pts allowed top 15 or better)
    DE Quinn (9, Watt went at 70, no more IDP till same guy who grabbed Watt went Kuechely at 130)
    DT Donald (18)
    LB – Posluzny (3 rounds after Keuchely, round 10), S.Lee (13)
    S- Cyprien (17)
    CB- Hall (19), Parker (KC, 21)
    D (flex) C.Jones (12, crazy low)
    BN -as soon as i drafted McCourty (CB, 20) i noticed he’s hurt for at least 4 weeks, so i’ll be dropping him for likely Burfict or some other IDP backup, or maybe QB backup.

    1. with C.Jordan/Lofton/Burfict/Vernon/Hughes out there drop McCourty for one of them? (Lofton and Jordan have same bye as Lee,Quinn,Donald. Hughes has same bye as Hall,Cyprien,Posluzny). Probably better off with LB depthwise as i have 2 DE’s already, and 2 LB total for 2 spots.

    2. Drop which of J.Allen/J.White for either 1 of these QB’s (mallett/j.mccown/g.smith/t.taylor) or just streaming IDP slot?

    • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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      @Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: and yes, i see i’ll be completely F’d in week 10, with all of your SD favs being off. i’ll have no TE, team D, QB, and Hyde will be off too, so no likely 2nd starting RB that week either. Of course i can drop Green by then likely to stream something for that spot. Team D’s don’t seem to score too much in a league like this anyway.

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: oh yeah, this is PPR full pt, but also .25 pt for each attempted run, and 1 pt per completion for QB’s, and -1 for incompletes. So having a really bad QB starter isn’t good idea.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: Yeah, so much can happen during the season though, your roster might look really different by that time. I wouldn’t fret too much right now.

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Jay: sorry, that’s mccourty CB not the NE guy who’s higher ranked. I don’t need a QB now of course, but just trying to make best use of bench spot, as if say Rivers got hurt i’d be up shit creek. And White is the drop first before Allen, i wasn’t sure as Allen surely has clearer path but NE being NE who knows how realistic their depth chart is.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: Ah, then I’d go with whatever Kevin reccomends, but if it were me, I’d probably hold.

  10. IOTBD says:
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    I’ve asked this question in some capacity before, but news updates have changed in the last two weeks for Arian Foster.

    I’m in a keeper league, 1/2 point, 12 team league. Our keepers are due today. I have Lacy, Antonio Brown, Randall Cobb, Drew Brees, and Arian Foster.

    I was planning on keeping Lacy, AB, and Cobb. Thoughts on keeping Brees or Foster? We can keep up tp 4. I was curious to see what your opinion was after the news of Foster potentially returning weeks 2-4.

    Thanks.

    I

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @IOTBD: What’s the QB depth like? If terrible, Brees is good. If it’s fine, Foster is okay.

      • pleasant odor says:
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        The only qbs that I think will be kept are manning , Rodgers and luck….

        Probably could get ryan, romo, Ben, or Brady

        Rb depth is terrible . Everyone is pretty much keeping 2 rbs . When it’s my turn
        To draft in round 5, it will be pick 60. Not sure who will be available , but might not be pretty

        • Jay

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          @pleasant odor: Yeah, then keeping Foster is just fine.

  11. Nation says:
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    Go Pads!

    Thanks for the updates as always.

    Had a question about doing my own set of rankings based on z-scores and then computing auction values off that. In the past its been helpful as it gives a more accurate depiction of dollar per player point and so on.

    This is the first year we are doing keepers for this league (.5PPR, 12 team, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 Flex) and the auction values are all fucked because of that (think $15 more for the top players not kept ie Charles @ $72 vs 58, Thomas @ 72 vs $52 etc). Intuitively this makes sense as there are more dollars chasing less points.

    My question is, how much stock would you put into that? Seems like putting potentially up to 30-35% toward a player you want is a lot. Thanks jay!

    • Jay

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      @Nation: Pads are goin no where! Haha. Yeah, I mean, it’s worth a shot to get an edge, nothing I’ve ever done before though. I’d probably readjust my targets for value once you get the chart going.

  12. John says:
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    12-team draft: I’ve never been in a league that small.
    6-pt QB touchdowns: I’ve never done this before.

    So I think my team is pretty good, but given the two points above, maybe I just don’t “get it”? Tell me if I’m taking crazy pills here. Also, should I roll the dice by trading away a stud WR or RB (I can back-fill with the good bench players) to upgrade QB or TE (targeting Gronk if I do this)?

    QB: Ryan Tannehill, MIA (obviously this is where I compromised)
    RB: Eddie Lacy, GB
    WR: Julio Jones, ATL
    WR: Alshon Jeffery, CHI
    WR: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
    FLEX: Jordan Matthews (WR), PHI
    TE: Jordan Cameron, MIA
    D/ST: Carolina Panthers (at JAX in Wk 1)
    K: Steven Hauschka, SEA
    BN: Andy Dalton (QB), CIN
    BN: Jonathan Stewart (RB), CAR
    BN: Carlos Hyde (RB), SF
    BN: Markus Wheaton (WR), PIT

    • John says:
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      @John: 0.5PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @John: I don’t know, I like this team. Good bench and a strong receiving core in just a one rb league… looks good.

  13. DoggyG says:
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    12 team keeper ppr
    Have my draft tomorrow im the 9th pick. Im keeping latavius murray and losing my 10th round pick. Im taking forte with pick #1 do i take jeremy hill,forsett,demarco,mccoy with pick 2 and have forte and one of those guy has my 2 rb and latvius at flex. then hope for andre,ty,hopkins as my wr 1,

    or take cobb,calvin,cooks with the 2nd pick and have forte,latavius as my 2 rb and cobb,calvin,cooks as wr 1 and hope for solid back up running back in the 3rd and 4th round to have has a backup

    I feel like the 1st option gives me more flexibilty in round 3-6 because i dont have to worry about drafting an rb i already have a backup. In this keeper league running backs are already being kept and fly off the board so in the 3rd,4th round doug martin might be best available.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DoggyG: Yeah, I agree with you. I like the first option, soley because of the lack of RB depth out there.

  14. bb says:
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    Thoughts?
    14 team ppr
    Qb Bradford
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Rb Doug Martin
    Wr beckham
    Wr hopkins
    te ertz
    flex djax
    bench colin kap, perriman, foster, hurns, vernon davis, funchess,denard robinson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bb: Well rounded, though I think QB is your weakest position, not because Bradford is bad, but becuase of health risk. Love the bench though, good balance.

  15. No Means Geno says:
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    Hey Jay, I’m getting ready for my draft and its pretty much standard but a .25 ppr and .25ppc should I use your standard rankings or the half ppr rankings?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

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      I’d say half… but to be honest, .25 of anything is pretty tough man. You should get that straightened out…

  16. Robert says:
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    You J- better back up rb: Johnson (clev) or Johnson (ariz)?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Leaning the Cleveland Johnson at the moment.

  17. DoggyG says:
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    12 team keeper pprr
    Have my draft tomorrow im the 9th pick. Im keeping latavius murray and losing my 10th round pick. Im taking forte with pick #1 do i take jeremy hill,forsett,demarco,mccoy with pick 2 and have forte and one of those guy has my 2 rb and latvius at flex. then hope for andre,ty,hopkins as my wr 1,

    or take cobb,calvin,cooks with the 2nd pick and have forte,latavius as my 2 rb and cobb,calvin,cooks as wr 1 and hope for solid back up running back in the 3rd and 4th round to have has a backup

    I feel like the 1st option gives me more flexibilty in round 3-6 because i dont have to worry about drafting an rb i already have a backup. In this keeper league running backs are already being kept and fly off the board so in the 3rd,4th round doug martin might be best available.

    • Jay

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      @DoggyG: I think I answered this, but yeah, I like the first option.

  18. Dom says:
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    I drafted Julio Jones over Demaryius Thomas was that good or stupid

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Hi Dom, welcome back for another season! I think you’re fine on that one. Love Jones.

  19. Dom says:
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    Also is my team good or should I try to trade and who should be in my genergy starting lineup

    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 RAVENS

    Bench
    QB ELI MANNING
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB LEGARRETTE BLOUNT
    WR MARQUES COLSTON
    WR STEVE SMITH SR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Honestly, I like this team. No weak spots at all, great depth on your bench. I’d stand pat here unless something falls in your lap.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Dom: this team appears to have an extra 2nd round pick, with all of bell/julio/green, or some type of keeper league.

  20. db says:
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    Looking for my rb #3 these guys worth it in late 3rd early 4th. Ellington,Hyde,gurley,spiller,Gordon, or wait till rounds 5 and 6 for martin, blount,foster,freeman.

    • Jay

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      Out of those names I like Gordon, Hyde, and Ellington. I woudln’t want on the next set.

  21. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    how’s this one look, 14 teamer with full PPR and non-big play IDP (very few IDP’s though). i took it over a month or so ago, and it has a.brown as 4th round keeper and forsett as 21st (last) round keeper. only 2 teams have better keepers than me probably, with one guy having OBJ in 21st and Bell in the 7th. Another guy has AP in the 21st and somebody else great in a late round. 6 PT passing TD’s. 1 flex. 2 RB, 3 WR. 1 TE.
    Rodgers (first time all year, wanted top dude for 6 PT passing for once this year, 1st round)
    RB- forsett (21)
    Stewart (3rd)
    Vereen (7), Duke J. (9), Mason (11th, that’s crazy, gurley hasn’t even blocked once yet), D.Robinson (14),
    WR – A.Brown (4)
    Evans (2)
    Garcon (9, almost went Fitz instead)
    R.White (6), Hurns (16), M.Wilson (17)
    TE Gates (12)
    Hill (15)
    K -added just after draft, dropped Herron. no 2 day wait. NO guy (right now)
    DL Quinn (10)
    LB David (8), J.Collins (13)
    DB Rolle (18), Ihedigbo (20)

    Maybe shouldn’t have gone Evans other RB 2 in the 2nd, made RB fairly weak.
    1. probably should’ve grabbed Green over Hill, somebody else now has. Go with Hill for now or one of J.Cook, Tamme? Ourlads has Hill as backup to Watson, but i can’t imagine that is real. Went Gates over Donnell, as i don’t like Donnell’s floor of 2 catches or less per some games. Hill seems to have more upside than any of these guys also, if he starts.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: could’ve gone mccoy over evans in 2nd round (or 1st round), i would’ve in standard league.

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: that’s weird it’s making me put in my name and email every time rather than saving it, i’m testing here to see if it was because i wasn’t logged in.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              Yeah, it’s not just you, doing it for me too, we’re working on it.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          That’s okay, there’s some risk there with McCoy. I agree with you, but it’s not crazy to get Evans there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      This team is fine. Some weakness at WR, but nothing crazy. I do like Hill over Green. And yeah, I like Gates, even out for a while, over Donnell.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: interesting as i was more worried about RB (except volume, it’s why i drafted so many more) than WR.

  22. Comatose says:
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    Looking for some team feedback. Just drafted this standard 12-teamer:

    QB Matt Ryan
    RB Jeremy Hill
    RB Alfred Morris
    WR Antonio Brown
    WR Golden Tate
    TE Travis Kelce
    FLEX Latavius Murray
    K Tucker
    D Carolina

    BN Bernard
    BN Devonta Freeman
    BN Colston
    BN Garcon
    BN Perriman
    BN Crabtree
    BN Winston

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Comatose: i’d stash more RB backups than WR in standard, and at some point turn mariota spot into stream spot.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: also i’m guessing you drafted somewhere in the 10-12 spot if you have brown in a 12 teamer standard?

    • Jay

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      Good team. Some weakness in your depth, but that can be fixed as the season progresses. The starters are strong.

  23. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    same league as mentioned just over a week ago
    14 team dynasty with active rosters of 18. i have to cut at least 2, 3-4 if i want to draft 1 or 2 rookies.
    Somewhat weird scoring settings. super values QB’s and good kickers, somewhat overvalues good team D’s.
    20 yds per pt for throwing, 6 pt TD’s, -2 for picks, 15 yards per rushing and receiving pt, only 5 for rushing/receiving TD’s. -2 for fumbles lost, 25 yards per return yard.
    with kickers 3 for FG’s under 30, 30-39 worth 4, 40-49 worth 5, over 49 worth 6, -4 for under 20 yds missed, -3 for 29-20 yds missed, -2 for 39-30 yds missed, -1 for 49-40 yds missed.

    roster = QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 regular flex, 1 super flex, K, D, 8 BN.
    i have
    QB foles/palmer/hoyer/sanchize (traded for sanchize last year, and bradford won’t stay healthy)
    RB – AP, Hyde, Ellington, mason
    WR dez, green, cooks, t.smith,c.johnson (MIN)
    TE Green Julius
    K barth (not so good here, i found out about barth being flipped like 20 minutes before keepers were due, and i wasn’t at a computer)
    D MIA
    Turns out we HAD to drop down to 16 at most total people by league rules, and by who else was dropped i fully understand why i got no trade offers for a.will/michael/stills. With all of these dropped: spiller,sproles, d.walker, woodhead, mike floyd, sankey, mccown, baldwin, matthews (RB), garcon, wheaton. Standard rankings say it now goes (i tweaked a little at the top end with the big name rookies, and QB’s being worth so damn much)
    Gordon, Randle (but this is now listed as timeshare, i’m scared), Gurley, Cooper, 2 big QB’s, Yeldon, Abdullah, Spiller, Coleman,Agholor, Freeman, Garcon, Woodhead, Matthews, D.Walker, Bush, Funchess, Royal, D.Cobb, Duke J, T.Will, Sankey, Dave Johnson, Parker, Ball, Stills, Sproles, Hill, Coleman, M.Jones, Dorsett, Mike Floyd, Green-Beck, Polk, Baldwin, Wheaton, Perriman, J.White, Britt, Latimer and more.

    This won’t change my first pick at 9th overall (need RB for future so likely Yeldon), but it will change my options at my other pick at 37th overall. With that roster and all of McCown/Taylor/Geno as other starting QB options, do i grab
    1. one of those QB, later dropping Sanchize for depth piece (TE backup Clay also out there) or WR #6
    2. grab Hill if he’s still there (i know to grab D.Walker if he’s still there, but less likely).
    2.

  24. YB says:
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    How do like this team 12 Team ppr keeper league. if you had to drop two who would they be
    QB Kapernick
    Rb Lynch
    Rb Latvius Murray
    Wr Cooks
    Wr Andre Johnson
    Wr Watkins
    Flex Marvin Jones
    Te Ertz
    Bench Gurley, Rashad Jennings, Tyrod Taylor, Richard Rodgers, Hurns,brandon Coleman, David Cobb, Javorius Allen

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @YB: I’m okay with it. Not crazy about Kap and Jones there, but I love Lynch, Murray and Cooks.

      I think you can drop Rodgers and Tyrod if you really need someone. I am intrigued about Tyrod’s Week 1 matchup if he does get the start though.

      • db says:
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        @Jay: need d and kicker

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @db: I think you can drop Rodgers, but I’d wait one more week for that second spot. Something could open up naturally.

  25. Brett says:
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    Jay,

    In a ppr league I already have Hyde and CJ. I also have Cobb at WR. Looking to take a rb with my first or second round picks. Who would you take between Ellington, Stewart, Latavious, Gordon. Where would Foster rank with these guys? I am going to have 2 rb and 2 wr at this point. So foster could ride my bench with me taking 2 flex players in rounds 3/4. Is that a good strategy?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brett: I probably would go Murray there probably. Ellington a close second I think Foster would go last right now.

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