Driving down a dark neighborhood street last night, I came across an opossum chilling in the middle of the road. This little marsupial, with a penchant for playing dead, got me thinking about one of my RazzBowl draft picks who I sure thought was dead until week 5 came along: Will Fuller. The Varmint scored 3 touchdowns in week 5 as he powered Team Donkey Teeth all the way up from 49th to 18th place. 

Enough about me though. Unless you want to hear more? No? Dang.

Michael Stepney of The Fantasy Authority has reclaimed the top RazzBowl spot once again over Pat Fitzmaurice of The Football Girl with Adam Ronis of Full Time Fantasy rounding out the top three, all separated by less than 15 points. But look out fellas, Donkey Teeth—like Will Fuller—was only playing dead. RazzBowl on! 

What makes the RazzBowl especially unique compared to other best ball formats and industry leagues is our addition of a $10 FAAB budget for the entire way season with a minimum of $1 bids. This allows teams to cycle out dead roster spots (e.g. Andrew Luck, Lamar Miller, etc) but it also means each team will only be allowed a maximum of ten moves for the entire season. Every dollar of each competitor’s free agent budget is just as precious as a Bill Belichick smile.

When teams choose to pony up their FAAB, it’s worthwhile to take a look and see why. There could be a goldmine of speculative adds buried in the RazzBowl transactions this season.

Most RazzBowlers are now more broke than Donkey Teeth after the sugar beet farmers market comes to town, but here’s a few players our competitors found some money for this week:

Gerald Everett [$5, $3, $1, $1] – Last Thursday against the Seahawks, Everett looked like a mix between Gronk and C.T. from The Challenge as he dragged defenders, taking no prisoners. He’s worth a shot if you’re tight end needy, just remember Goff has even more mouths to feed than Phillip Rivers. 

Auden Tate [$3, $3, $2, $2, $1, $1, $1, $1] – Tate was a popular name last week but was only scooped up in 3 of the 15 RazzBowl leagues. Everyone wanted to touch the Tate this week after he caught his first career touchdown. Bengals management denies the A.J. Green trade rumors, which would skyrocket Auden’s long term value. But what do you expect the Bengals to say, “Our team sucks and we’re tanking for Tua”? 

Gardner Minshew [$1, $1, $1] – I’ve vowed to cover Minshew in every post this season because he’s the man. Case in point: Minshew is now experiencing “groin soreness”. Exactly how do you think his groin became so sore? (it was the sex)

Reggie Bonnafon [$3, $3] – And the handcuffing begins. Two Christian McCaffrey owners now have protection. Always carry protection if you’re into the kinky handcuff stuff.

Geoff Swaim [$1, $1] – James Oh Shag Hennessy has hit the IR and Swaim will now be the new top TE in Jacksonville. This just in: the Jaguars have asked Swaim to “take care of Gardner’s groin”. I’m jealous.

Jonathan Hilliman [$1, $1] – I made it known on this week’s waiver wire podcast that I had no interest in Hilliman. The Giants faced the ridiculous Patriots defense on Thursday night this week—Hilliman ended up compiling a meager 35 total yards—and Saquon heals like Wolverine.

Darius Slayton [$1] Sterling Shepard suffered his second concussion of the season which, as you might guess, is bad news. I won’t be surprised if Shepard misses a large portion of the season and the 5th round rookie Slayton stands to absorb plenty of his targets; Jones has now looked his way 20 times in his first 4 starts.

Preston Williams [$1] – I have a few questions for League 14. Well, actually just one question: how the hell was Preston Williams still available? The kid has been a target machine—30 thru four weeks—and the Dolphins will be playing from behind until 2029. Williams should be rostered in all but shallow leagues.

 

Others players purchased this week: Darrel Williams x2, Jason Witten, Jordan Wilkins, Paul Richardson, Dare Ogunbowale, Jordan Akins, Darren Fells, Adrian Peterson, David Moore, Duke Williams, Dawson Knox, Devante Parker

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  1. Allan says:
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    Which combo you like better for dfs Julio and Hyde or Leveon and Henry?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Le’Veon and Henry for me

  2. Frank says:
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    Hi, looking for a replacement with Davante likely not to play on Monday. Should I roll with Pringle or replace for one of the FAs availalbe? With Watkins likely out, one of the KC guys is going to be useful…. thank you!

    My team:

    RB1 – Devonta
    RB2 – Breida
    WR1 – JuJu
    Wr2 – Edelman
    TE – Everett
    Flex1 – Boyd
    Flex2 – Pringle

    Bench WRs- Davante
    Bench Rbs – Barber, Ito, Penny, Darrell H

    FAs – Hardman, Demarus Rob, Paul Rich, Pettis, Walker ( I dropped for Everett ).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Frank, I’d go with Pringle

  3. Nightpandas says:
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    Shoring up my bench 12 team std

    Is John Brown worth holding onto? I’ve got Thomas Gallup G Tate Sutton T Will Hollywood for 3 to 4 spots depending on who I play flex

    For Rb I’ve got Kamara Gurley Mack Henderson Edmonds

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Definitely think Brown is worth owning there but wouldn’t mind having one more RB there. Who’s available?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Lat Murray

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I prefer John Brown. Maybe you can trade a WR for an RB?

  4. Steven says:
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    Full PPR Matt Ryan or Kyler Murray? I’m 3rd seed most points by 44 and 3-2 vs same 3-2 opponent and He has Julio Jones. Who should I go with?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Kyler but it’s a toss up for sure

  5. The Harrow says:
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    half PPR dynasty, was able to slot watkins into IR slot just now, j.gordon might fit there later too. am grabbing either a WR for depth here or another RB, i have:
    RB (2) ekeler, ingram, hyde, michel, kamara
    WR (3): k.allen, thielen, edelman, boyd (good god he doesn’t get thrown at enough this week), j.gordon
    TE(1): ertz (more so him than boyd), everett
    2 flexes
    IR (2): watkins

    options:
    RB: gore, walton, gus the bus, wilkins, pollard
    WR: MVS, slayton, a.miller, AB, a.wilson, DT, dola, snead, cobb

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d grab MVS

      • The Harrow says:
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        yeah that’s what i was thinking too, can get him tonight. (daily FAAB, but 3 moves max per week)

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Do it

  6. The Harrow says:
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    what the hell, MIA scores down 17-10, a TD to parker from 11 out. it’s not showing in the box score that they missed an XP though. nor is it showing they went for it.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Went for two and failed…

      • The Harrow says:
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        stupid box score should show that then. isn’t. it shows a got on MIA got hurt on the TD, then nothing else, then the 2nd onside attempt.

        • The Harrow says:
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          this league is also a 2 QB dynasty, and here we have tannehill available, and i have rodgers (fine), mahomes (playing injured which lowers his insane ceiling), haskins (for some reason 2 sets of coaches refuse to use him so far, but the GM will eventually fire anybody in his way it looks like, just like hattieberg was always going to play 1st) and rosen-bag (who could be benched at any time, has the worst line in the league probably) so i’ll add tannehill here assuming somebody doesn’t go really nuts on his bid (minshew went for 50/100 but everybody knew he’d be starting all year, other QB new starters went for less than 50 but usually more than 20)
          hodges = 35 (and he ain’t even gonna be starting long)
          barkley = 2
          bridgewater = 26 (15 in 2nd)
          mccoy = 6
          falk = 20
          k.allen (back when it was thought he’d not be starting long likely) = 5
          t.hill = 1
          semien = 26
          minshew = 50

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            You don’t think they go back to Mariota?

            • The Harrow says:
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              they might, then i’d cut tannehill at that point. probably by then watkins is back anyway.

              • The Harrow says:
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                this is the kind of league where ANY starter is owned and i’m getting up near the rodgers/mahomes byes in monthish for both. by then haskins might be starting (or they’re on their 3rd coach this year maybe), rosen could be, but rosen’s situation is pretty ugly (as is haskins’ at least till say guice gets back, even then…). in another league (where i later was barely able to waiver k.allen, probably ONLY since that week he was like 1 of 3 new QB’s and most people probably assumed he wouldn’t be there that long anyway starting) i had drafted tannehill thinking he had the highest chance to start and in that one it’s a 14 teamer where i had only goff/j.allen before that.

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