Week one of Days of Antonio Brown’s Life has now aired and the show featured more plot twists than all the seasons of Game of Thrones combined. Will AB emerge from the flames on a dragon, ready to torch the non-believers? Tune in next week to find out!

In other news, Danny Kelly of The Ringer sits atop the RazzBowl standings after one week, led by monster games from Dak Prescott, Christian McCaffrey, Sammy Watkins, T.J. Hockenson, Terry McLaurin, and John Ross. Speaking of John Da Boss Ross, he was a priority add for many in this week’s RazzBowl FAAB run ($8, $5, $5, $3, $2, $1) after grabbing 7 catches for 158 yards and 2 TDs. While Ross only totaled 210 receiving yards in all of 2018, he did post a whopping 7 touchdowns on his meager 21 receptions. He’s more boom or bust than Antonio Brown’s fantasy stock which makes him a particularly nice addition for the first 9 best ball weeks of the RazzBowl, but I wouldn’t be all that excited to run him out there in a standard league where you have to set a lineup each week.

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 season with a minimum of $1 bids. This allows teams to cycle out dead roster spots (e.g. Andrew LuckLamar 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 Belichik 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.  

 

Here are the players purchased in at least three of the 15 RazzBowl leagues this week:

 

Raheem Mostert RB 49ers [$3, $2, $2, $2, $2, $1, $1, $1, $1, $1, $1] – For fantasy owners to get the most of Mostert it’ll take an extended absence from Tevin Coleman who suffered a high ankle sprain in week one. Either way Mostert will have a few weeks to audition beside Matt Made of Glass Breida after running for 40 yards on 9 carries against a tough Buccaneers defense that just held CMC to 37 yards on 16 carries Thursday night. Mostert is worth owning in most leagues.

 

Terry McLaurin WR Redskins [$3, $3, $2, $2, $2, $2, $2, $2, $1] – Scary Terry has the acceleration of a McLaren F1 and he showed it off in week one going for 125 yards and a touchdown while playing an incredible 96% of snaps in his NFL debut. He was also missed by Keenum for a 2nd TD. Due to his early rapport with Keenum and the lack of other options in Washington, McLaurin’s worth a roster spot in all but the shallowest of leagues.

 

DJ Chark WR Jaguars [$5, $1, $1, $1, $1, $1, $1] – Charknado plowed thru the Chiefs secondary like an F5 twister in week one. He made the most of his 4 targets, catching every one of them as he compiled 146 yards and a touchdown. Uncle Rico Minshew looked surprisingly decent in relief of the injured Nick Foles, and we really shouldn’t be surprised, Uncle Rico did toss a pigskin over a quarter mile back in ’82. If you’re WR needy, you could do worse than hooking the Charkman.

 

Danny Amendola WR Lions [$1 ,$1, $1, $1, $1, $1] – There’s a reason no RazzBowl competitor spent more than $1 on Amendola despite his 13 targets in week one: he’s even more fragile than Donkey Teeth’s ego. Over the past two seasons Amendola has only played in *checks notes five times*, 30 games! Mind blown. Turns out he’s less fragile than Donkey Teeth’s ego and maybe I’ve be completely underrating him. But Amendola will still have to compete for targets with Golladay, Kerryon, Marv Jones, and rookie phenom T.J. Hock.

 

Darren Sproles RB Eagles [$2, $1, $1] – It’s the year 2090 and Antonio Brown Helmet Corporation now owns every single NFL team in addition to Amazon and Google. The Patriots have now won 71 straight Super Bowl’s behind their core trio of Tom Brady, Frank Gore, and Darren Sproles. As impressive as Sproles is at age 36, I have no interest in owning him in a crowded Eagles backfield where Miles Sanders seems inevitable.

 

Jacoby Brissett  QB Colts [$7, $4, $2, $1, $1] – Last week I said, “The Marlon Mack and T.Y. Hilton pessimism seems way overblown to me. There’s a chance Brissett surprises people this season, I’d be buying Mack and Hilton at a discount if possible.” All three of the Colts were impressive in week one on the road against a solid Chargers defense. There’s an outside chance Brissett posts back end QB1 numbers this year.

 

Others players purchased this week: Case Keenum (x3), Randall Cobb (x2), Malcolm Brown (x2), Ted Ginn (x2), Dare Ogunbowale (x2), Demarcus Robinson (x2), Willie Snead, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Dion Cain, Cole Beasley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rashard Higgins, TJ Yeldon, Breshard Perriman, Eli Manning, Ty Montgomery, Hunter Renfrow, Eli Manning, Tyler Higbee, Phillip Dorsett, Preston Williams, Chris Conley, Ito Smith, AJ Brown, Rex Burkhead

 

Want a chance to compete against the top industry analysts in next year’s RazzBowl? Apply now!

 

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  1. Snacks Zillion says:
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    It’s coming Sunday…..that Snacks Express son!!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Blake Jarwin will spit on the high hopes crashed down with Hunter Henry’s injury. He will go for 3 rec, 46 yds and a TD to eclipse the great Horse Chompers – Lol, but seriously loving my big play recievers. Hope the trade works out for both of us.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Haha good luck, Snacks!

  2. Wywyz says:
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    Ppr keeper league with no IR

    Should I drop or keep Darius Guise?

    Justice Hill would be the best RB with upside on waivers.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Justice Hill but kind of a coin flip

  3. Turkey Flyer says:
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    $10 FAAB? That includes no free agent pick ups after the weekly FAAB process? So literally only 10 moves? That’s bonkers. I lead the league in waivers every year. I’d be incredibly bored. You want to run for a button hook, donkey? I’ll make sure you know when I’m throwing it so you can turn around in time. Should I start David Montgomery, or his friend Allen Robinson? I have mixed emotions about who can score me more than three points this week between the two.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yep max of 10 moves. It’s an industry league where the intention was to make it as low maintenance as possible since most participants have a lot of leagues. But we also wanted to allow people the chance to cycle out dead spots…it’s an interesting strategy wrinkle.

      I’d go with Robinson there until we see a little better usage from Monty.

  4. Mordacious Levator says:
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    14 team PPR keep 2 per year at non inflated draft rounds where the player was first obtained (unless a guy gets dropped and the next guy to grab him waits at least 10 days, then he’s a last rounder). i joined this league due to AB being a 4th rounder in it. also a rule that you can never keep a guy drafted and kept in the 1st 2 rounds. got a trade offer of my singletary + my 10th next year for d.montgomery (i have m.davis too) + 7th.
    QB (1): newton, jimmer G
    RB (2): d-will, carson, (lost l.miller here too, drafted one full day before his injury, MF’er i hate even late august drafts), m.davis, thompson, gio B, singletary (could be a 8th round keeper)
    WR (3) AB (4th rounder), JJSS (can NOT be kept), j.brown, sutton, c.davis (just obtained on the cheap)
    TE (1): oj howard (was kept in last round this year), VD (reed might keep on being done and outside of one of the CIN guys, or DAL guys or dissly there ain’t nothing out there, v.green i guess if he blows up, herndon owned)
    IR (2): a.wilson

    montgomery could be kept in the 3rd round, carson also, if both were kept the one would get to move to the 4th, NOT the 2nd. j.brown (10th).

    guice dropped by somebody (yet kept mckinnon?!), i can attempting FAAB’ing that and IR stashing (his keeper cost is too high to keep at 3rd)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d definitely want the Montgomery side of that deal. This might be the last chance to buy low on him…

      Guice is a nice stash for sure.

  5. Mr. A Knife says:
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    12 team dynasty half PPR with receiving yards worth half less than rushing (15 per receiving yard for a point, 10 for rushing). 5 IR’s (and people not playing can be put in them, not just actual real life IR/PUP guys). no waivers in this unless player is dropped so this can be done right now. j.cook ain’t cutting it, so either i could drop him or somebody else for a TE:
    QB (1): wentz, allen
    RB (1): AAron jones, mack, michel, drake, duke
    WR (2): thielen, hilton, nuke, MT (NO), j.gordon
    TE(1): cook
    1 RB/WR flex
    1 WR/TE flex

    so i can only play 2 RB per week. last week lost by benching mack for michel (or AAron), this week till wentz woke up i almost lost from benching AAron for mack. only duke and michel share byes. these are all in FA also for RB’s: samuels, hyde, AP, and almost all the good backups

    TE available: dissly (even if he only had 1 TD today with 5 targets it’s looking good to me with cook), herndon, eifert and worse.

    guessing dropping one of drake or duke is easy here for dissly or herndon? or even j.cook AND one of the RB’s for dissly AND herndon.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d have a hard time dropping any if those RBs, especially with talks for a Drake trade outta Miami.

      Can to trade one for a TE? Maybe go after Waller or Hock after mediocre/poor games…

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        i know these guys, they’ll try for one of michel/jones/mack and i surely ain’t doing that, for sure in a dynasty people are valuing hock crazy high, everybody wants the “new kelce” and that guy’s 1st game was better than anything kelce/gronk ever had (or ANY other TE). on drake yeah he could hit his actual upside on some other team. duke though, he’s so far pretty much what he was before (small sample of course). the only players i drafted this year were gordon and duke, and COULD’VE went with higher end TE for one of those picks, but figured cook would get decent yardage with brees, but not yet and now brees might be gone for a while. since we can only start 2 RB total (and generally should since 10 rushing per point vs 15 for receiving) FA has far more useful RB names than in normal 2 RB, 1 flex 12 teamers. a reason why outside of the topish RB types (i’m including mack in that) it’s hard to trade any of them not in that group at what would usually be evenish value.

        • Mr. A Knife says:
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          glad i grabbed or kept hyde in some other dynasties though, he’s pretty much doing the l.miller dance in HOU.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I’m just not sure those guys will be upgrades over Cook but if anything I’d swap TE for TE and give the RBs another week to show their faces. I think they both get better…

          Looks like I was wrong about Hyde so far.

          • Mr. A Knife says:
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            wasn’t just you, KC, whomever he was on last year, others. and only spots i have hyde are in 16 team dynasty (already had him) and 12 team half PPR dynasty with deep benches where he’s my 2nd worst RB behind d.harris (have michel too)

            • Donkey Teeth

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              Somehow I ended up with him on a team also. He was pretty much free at the end of draft season when everyone was talking about him being cut by the Chiefs…

  6. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins?) says:
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    super flex league, i have wentz/mariota/trubisky, drop mariota for either of rudolpho or bridgewater? gotta think trubisky after last year isn’t this bad, but we’ve seen mariota be this bad before, and his coaches going back years are just stupid.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Rudolph definitely needs to be added with those weapons. I’d take him over Mariota if you have to but nobody else you can drop?

  7. baby seal says:
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    DT,

    Have a pretty good squad. 12-team half PPR home league where we drafted early for the first time ever. So, feel like I got some good values hehe.
    QB, Dak
    RB, Kamara
    RB, Carson
    WR, Keenan
    WR, Cooks
    WR, Metcalf (starting this week for the first time)
    FLEX, Sony
    TE, McDonald
    Bench: Landry, McLaurin, Allison, Dede, Pettis, CJ Anderson (to drop)

    Need a flyer at RB for CJ. Who you going with? Thinking: Thompson, Mattison, Ty Johnson, or Justice Hill.

    I’m keeping Pettis for one more week and then could add a second RB flyer/ waiver add (obviously depending how this week goes…)

    Thanks!!
    baby seal

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Baby Seal!

      Good to see you over here.

      I’d grab Thompson. It sounds like Williams and Shady might both be out this week. If Darwin has a big game, who knows where his usage will end up once the others are healthy.

      No problem!

  8. baby seal says:
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    Thanks bro!! Love the pods. You guys gotta do football more regularly / before waivers. But I digress…

    No surprise there, know you love you some Thompson. If both starters got injured hypothetically, I think Andy would bring in another back, no? I’m not sure he could hold up to a full workload.

    I was leaning towards Mattison since I think he looks the best of the bunch, run heavy team, and Cook’s injury history. But Thomson and Hill were close seconds. hmmmm

    And what do u think of the squad?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Thanks for listening! I’ll discuss with B_Don, maybe we can squeeze a shorter waiver show in on Monday night/Tuesday mornings. Such a tight window with football.

      I like Mattison as well, don’t mind going that direction. Agree he’d be a stud if Cook were to go down.

      Overall I like the team. Seems like you’re focusing on the right area improving RB depth. I get the temptation to hold Pettis another week but its not looking great for him and you have WR depth…I’d prob swap him out for a 2nd RB flier right now.

      • baby seal says:
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        Awesome, thank you my man!

      • baby seal says:
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        DT, not sure if my podcast app got messed up, or if you guys just uploaded some casts from last week late / had technical difficulties, but was able to catch part of last week’s waiver wire show.

        Those guys were freakin awesome! Hopefully can catch them on time for next week’s waiver run. Do you know where else can I find them if not?

        Seal

        • baby seal says:
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          Found the podcast FFMercs Podcast Family. Daily Blitz was the show.

          They coming on full time? I guess I’ll subscribe there in the meantime just to be safe!

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