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Seriously… how many endangered birds live in Keisel’s beard? 48? 59? 1,085?

Mike Tomlin is 1-8 all-time against teams with a winning percentage of 0.200 or worse. Lucky for him and the Steelers, the Titans had a 0.285 winning percentage coming into last night’s Monday Night Football game. And since mathematics are unquestioned around these parts, mainly because I don’t understand what it is or what it does… obviously, based on all these facts, the Steelers won. Obviously. Something else that’s obvious is Le’Veon Bell is good at the game of football. And wouldn’t you know it? Ben Roethlisberger isn’t actually Aaron Rodgers, so the Steelers probably need other things to happen to make the playoffs. And wouldn’t you know it… a gun-shy Ken Wisenhunt punting on a 4th-and-4 in the 4th quarter with seven minutes remaining, down a field goal, with a 2-7 record, combined with Le’Veon Bell’s performance seemed to be just enough to qualify as those “other things” . The Steelers now have a 7-4 record and have… some control over the AFC North. Then again, they did also lose to the Buccaneers and Jets. Sooooo, yeah. Who the ef knows anymore…

BREAKING: Adrian Peterson has been notified today that he has been suspended for the remaining 2014 season. Granted, Adam Schefter is reporting this, so there’s at least an 89% chance that he starts this Sunday. Regardless, while he was a speculative add if you had a hole on your bench, he’s safe to drop at this point.

 

Steelers – 27, Titans – 24

Ben Roethlisberger – 21/32, 207 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 3 CAR, 2 YDS. Ben looks like he’s been forced to take over the family farm after his dad went to space through a wormhole…

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Le’Veon Bell – 33 CAR, 204 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 18 YDS. AKA Le’Viathan. AKA For whom the Bell tolls. AKA Cialis, because of the three-hour long boner he provided to his fantasy owners.

Heath Miller – 5 REC, 71 YDS. I’m convinced that Heath Miller is 53 years old. Go ahead. Just try to prove me wrong. YOU CAN’T!

Martavis Bryant – 2 REC, 11 YDS. Martavis Bryant is an actual Na’vi from Avatar. This is a fact.

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Bishop Sankey – 11 CAR, 38 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 7 YDS. Bishop Sankey sounds like something an altar boy does. Or, as Jon Grudan would say: “THIS BISHOP SANKEY, I CALL HIM WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, BECAUSE HE USED TO BE A WASHINGTON HUSKY!” Damn, maybe I should have gone with Albert Haynesworth there.

  1. YoMamaSoUggla says:
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    Bell was studly, but I really needed him to let up ohttp://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=273427&teamId=16&seasonId=2014 that last drive so Suisham could kick a FG. Cost me a win acc the difference of waking up in either 3rd place or 8th place. Titans defense may need Assault Victim counciling.
    I have the #1 waiver. Is Gray worthy of it? My team:

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @YoMamaSoUggla: Wow, big drop there. You may need some counseling.

      Gray is only worth it if you need a RB and there’s a dearth of talent on the wire.

  2. Robert says:
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    I have Cam on a bye. Should I trust Sanchez or pick up McCowen/Flacco?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: I’m fine trusting Nacho out of that group… though I kinda like McCown. Double check my Thursday rankings just in case.

  3. Brett says:
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    Jay,

    In a ppr rather Crowell or Murray in Oakland?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brett: Murray.

  4. Nick says:
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    Well Martavis was not my savior in the least. took a loss but still in first at 8-3..after that, 4 people are 7-4 in my 10-team league so I need to win out to hold first…

    My starting lineup looks like this;
    QB-Rodgers
    RB-Murray & Ingram
    WR-Cob @ Min, Beckham v. Dal, Sanu @ Houston
    Flex-Rashad Jennings v. Dal
    TE-Donnell v. Dal
    K-Crosby @ Min
    D- GB @ Min

    bench options for week 11 are;
    Mathews v. STL
    McKinnon v. GB
    K Allen v STL
    A Johnson v. Cincy
    Witten @ NYG

    Besides advice on any changes to the starting lineup, do you think Crosby has a rough day in Minnesota where its outdoors/windy?…I mentioned Novak, Tucker & Dawson are available so I think I’ll go get one of them & shed some of my GB bias…

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Drop Donnell for L Murray now? Or D Herron? I’m thinking make the move on Murray now and keep him on the bench til he proves himself (which it seems like he will get the opportunity)

      • Nick says:
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        @Nick: Didnt want to wait & miss out on another pickup so I dropped Donnell for L Murray…I have ODB already so I figured I didnt need 2 Giants on my roster heading into playoffs..also Rudolph is available so I can drop Witten for Rudolph if something drastic changes in week 12..

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Yeah, I think you’ll be fine there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Martavis was MIA for sure. Not as bad as Wheaton, so there’s that I guess. Yeah, I’d get Tucker or Novak. I’m sure you can pick Crosby back up if you miss him.

      The roster looks good right now, but double check my Thursday rankings. It might change a bit.

  5. Allan says:
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    So in one of my leagues the playoffs are locked up and I’m not going to make it. However we do keep five guys next year. I can’t keep Lacy cuz he was my first round and I would have to keep Jeffrey in the 2nd. So should I trade those guys for Benjamin who I could keep in the 11th and Ingram who I could keep in the 16th? It’s a half point ppr.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: I think you could get more, but even if you don’t, the round value is very good. I might do it if the guy won’t budge in giving up a little more.

  6. YoMamaSoUggla says:
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    I have the #1 waiver claim. Is Gray worth it? And is Bradshaw done for the season?
    My team: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=273427&teamId=16&seasonId=2014

    SLOT PLAYER
    QB Eli Manning – NYG
    RB Trent Richardson – Ind
    RB Steven Jackson – Atl
    WR A.J. Green – Cin
    WR Dez Bryant – Dal
    TE Larry Donnell – NYG
    FLEX Odell Beckham Jr. – NYG
    D/ST Ravens D/ST
    K Shaun Suisham -Pit
    Bench Antonio Brown – Pit
    Bench Ahmad Bradshaw* – Ind
    Bench Reggie Bush* – Det
    Bench Adrian Peterson – Min
    Bench Kyle Orton – Buf
    Bench Owen Daniels – Bal
    Bench Empty

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @YoMamaSoUggla: Yeah, you need a RB, but I’d drop Peterson. He’s not coming back this year.

  7. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    Qb p manning wr calvin evans gordon rb lacy murray te reed flex brees
    Bn fitz sims west ivory beckham olsen

    Drop west and/or reed for gray crowell blue sefarian-jenkins daniels fleener hurns landry adams colston britt starks randle

    Was thinking reed for fleener and west for crowell or randle

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: West for Gray and hold on Reed. Fleener isn’t that good.

      • Barker says:
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        @Jay: get latavius murray over gray ?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Barker: I like Gray a bit more.

  8. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr

    Qb newton wr gordon denard rb ellington lacy te bennett flex keenan allen
    Bn bradshaw wayne mathews mason garcon

    Drop bradshaw for mcown @ chi manning vs dal orton vs nyj
    mettenberger @ phi dalton @ hou

    Also should i drop garcon for
    Rbs available crowell gray starks
    Wrs available hurns crabtree britt baldwin landry adams
    Tes available fleener sefarian-jenkins

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Go McCown there. And I’d hold. Dropping Bradshaw for Gray wouldn’t be a bad idea.

      • Barker says:
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        @Jay: id need to make a drop to get a qb and figured bradshaw would be the natural drop

        And would u drop garcon for gray ?

        Latavius murray is available get him over gray ?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Barker: Oh, I gotcha, yeah, I’m okay there if you need the RB depth. I like Gray a bit more than Murray.

  9. Bobbys world says:
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    Hey jay man;
    Would you look to make a trade to aquire forsett or rashad Jennings by dealing either my wr beckham jr or jordan matthews?

    My rb’s are gio bernard , jeremy hill, ahmad Bradshaw, ben Tate, Crowell, jonas gray & tre Mason

    My wrs are Demaryius thomas, Kelvin benjamin, jordan matthews, martivis bryant, odell beckham.

    – next Q is bradshaw now droppable w/ broken/ fractured ankle? If this was week 2 or 3 Id just keep him on IR but with the season winding down for the roster spot thought about dropping him.

    Who would you add by dropping bradshaw? Terrance west, Davonte Freeman, dan Herron or bernard Pierce.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobbys world: Yeah, I’d trade Matthews for either. I like Forsett slightly, but wouldn’t mind either. He seems safe to drop at this point. Probably Herron there.

      • Bobbys world says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks for the response man, that owner wouldnt budge on forsett so I came away with jennings to add to my RB corp, w/ the news of bradshaws ankle yesterday I needed a RB but today I really needed one with ben Tate released- hang onto tate incase let’s say INDY signs him? Just read they added Josh cribbs.

        I’m planning on dropping bradshaw for either t west or Herron , with tate I may look to add a wr; which one; kenny stills, Jarvis Landry, Marqise Lee, jermaine kearse, riley Cooper

        – I’m dropping Steelers d, which one to stream:

        Packers @ Minnesota

        Bills D vs jets

        Eagles D vs Titans

        Pats D lions

        Colts vs jags

  10. Clint says:
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    Once again, your being correct on Le’Veon saved my fantasy bacon and I’m on my way to the top seed assuming I don’t f up these last 2 weeks. Lay-vee-on!!!!! Lay-vee-on!!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Well, to be fair, he did all the work. Good luck moving forward!

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to get ahead of the game for this week. I’ve got 5 guys for 3 spots. Who get the starts:

    Denard
    CJ Anderson
    Edelman
    LaFell
    J.Matthews

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    Denard has been solid since taking over the starting gig. Anderson looks to be the man for now in the Denver backfield. Matthews has looked like yet another stud rookie WR with Snatchez under center, so I can’t ignore the numbers he’s been putting up. I still like Edelman and LaFell, but I can’t trust NE. You never know who’s going to be the monster in that lineup. I do have Brady as my QB1, for what it’s worth.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: For now, Denard, Anderson and Edelman… but with Brady, I might spread the wealth and go Matthews. Double check my rankings just to be sure, but that’s where I’m at right now.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: understood. I’m leaning Matthews for that reason, but I’m not opposed to going with Edelman.

        Thanks for the reply!

  12. ryanoger says:
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    Hey Jay,

    You think I should go for Jonas Gray, Latavius Murry, or hold? Who am I dropping if I’m gonna make the add?

    10 team .5 PPR keeper league-

    A Rodgers, Jordy, Mike Evans, Percy, Jordan Matthews, Keenan, Demarco, Tre Mason, Charles Sims, Denard Rob, Bradshaw, A Gates, and Kelce

    Bills, Gostkowski

    Bradshaw is the drop for one of the above, right?

    thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Drop Bradshaw for Gray. Any time!

  13. Zandy says:
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    0.5 PPR 12 team league
    I have Witten and Rudolph as TE’s coming off Witten’s bye. Any reason to hold Rudolph still or safe to just run with Witten from here on out?
    Other TEs on Wire include: Fleener, Rivera, Heath

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I think you’re safe with Witten. Rivera is intriguing though, but not enough yet.

  14. Latavius says:
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    Is this the week to add Latavius Murray and drop Cord Patterson for the playoff stretch?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Latavius: Yeah, that’s totally fine.

  15. Dom B says:
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    What D would you start in week 12 SD @ STL or BAL @NO or Colts @ Jax or Eagles @ TEN

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Leaning Eagles there…

  16. Zandy says:
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    In this 0.5 PPR league
    Need some playoff stretch roster advice
    Cutler
    Leveon Lamar
    Dez Demaryius
    Kelvin
    Witten
    Sea & Hauschka
    BN: Jennings, Mason, Crowell, Keenan, Rudolph, AP (f*CK)
    Given bad luck im at 6-5 and on the playoff bubble
    Are you making any roster moves? Drop Sea and stream Def? Fill Rudolph & AP with sneaky high upside handcuffs like Joseph Randle or Kadeem Carey? (Hopefully) hard to see any wire guys seeing my starting lineup so I’m torn.
    Guys on the wire include: Flacco, Dalton, Fleener, Heath, Rivera, Colston, Stills, John Brown, Hawkins, Latavius, Devonta, Eddie Royal, Talia, Holmes, Joseph Randle, Britt

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: haha add joans gray to that list of wire guys too

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, drop AP for Gray and I’m fine streaming.

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Ben Tate just released by the Browns. Add Crowell or West over Sims now that the three headed monster is now two?

    Also, if Tate lands in a place like Indy, would you add him over all of the above?

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Eh, I still like Sims there. For Tate, maybe, but the Colts run blocking is terrible as well. Richardson is terrible, but it’s just not him.

  18. CL says:
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    I dropped Crowell this morning for McKinnon on the A.P. news. Then the Ben Tate news dropped.

    Tell me it’s going to be OK. 1pt PPR.

    I’ve been sitting on Josh Gordon in a couple of leagues and am starting him immediately. No brainer right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: It’s fine. I’m not a huge Crowell guy. And yeah, no brainer.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @CL: what kind of league was mckinon available? i’m guessing the same kind you win every year, and at least 9 of the other teams make about 5 moves each (or less) per year? or maybe an 8 team league, like in that show the league.

  19. CL says:
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    1pt PPR… Drop Sproles (return yards count too) and pick up Herron?

    -Form Bradshaw Owner, tears

    • CL says:
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      @CL:

      Here, let’s simplyfy my two question here: Which 2 are on your roster, 1pt PPR, return yards count:

      Sproles, McKinnon, Latavias Murray, Herron

      Thanks!

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @CL: Mck and Murray.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: hold.

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you trade Vereen and Wallace for Forsett?

    • CL says:
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      @Wilsonian: Why do I feel like Belichick is effing with the fantasy guys? Watch Vereen will get all of the touches over Gray this week. Fake right, go left. Or is he?! I don’t know! Gah!

      I’m happy I don’t own many Pats. HOWEVER, I do like me some Consistent Tom Brady for weekly DraftKings leagues an awful lot.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @CL: yeah, it drives me insane. I never know who the hell to play. I have Brady, which is awesome. But I also have Edelman, LaFell, and Vereen. Other than Brady and Gronk, there’s a new monster every week. It was Edelman the week before the BYE. LaFell the week before that. Vereen the week before that. WTF do I do? Damn you crazy Bill.

  21. Stanman says:
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    In a 1 for 1 trade would you trade Trent Richardson for denard Robinson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stanman: in a heartbeat

  22. Don Majkowski says:
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    Considering going for it his year in a keeper league..have payoff birth clinched. 1 QB league

    Give: Luck (6th round keeper)

    Get:

    Brees 4th
    Ellington 3rd
    Rasad Jennings
    Denard/CJ Anerson

    Thoughts?

    • FunkeTown says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Brees does have a nice schedule remaining but the rest of the guys in the package aren’t screaming pull the trigger. Tough call – i’d say no unless you have RB needs

  23. FunkeTown says:
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    Jay – keeper league trade offer – offered Mike Evans (keeper in 8th round) for my Jimmy Graham (not keepable). TE’s on the waiver i could possibly fill in … Donnell, Rudolph, Fleener, Tamme, Ertz – Thoughts?

  24. Zandy says:
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    so in my other 0.5 PPR league that I dont ask you much about…
    I have RB’s of
    Foster, Jennings, Miller, Mason, CJ, Sims, AP
    Would that be your rank order ROS? Trying to figure out who to trade for WR help and who to keep for hopeful playoff run (Weeks 15 & 16)

    • Zandy says:
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      sorry left off 0.5 PPR with 2 pts @ 100 yrds and 4pts @ 150 yrds rec or rush

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, that seems fine. Though AP can be dropped.

  25. Dom B says:
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    Also who to pick up in order
    Charles Sims, Isiah Crowell, Jonas Gray (don’t trust belleicheck), marques colston

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Sims, then Gray.

  26. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    in one league after losing foles/palmer (super flex 14 team dynasty) in 3 weeks, i lose bradshaw/cooks/maybe orange julius this week.
    different league from above for RB# 6 slot. is this rank about right for ROS: crowell/randle/cadet/latavis/taliaferro/starks.

  27. Zandy says:
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    can you please give me your top 3 options in order out of the following ROS as your WR2 to Andre Johnson as your WR1 – hmm

    Wallace, ODB, Watkins, Colston, Stills, Brown, Shorts, TWill, John Brown, Crabtree, Baldwin, Welker, Britt,

    0.5 PPR with 2 pts @ 100 yrds and 4pts @ 150 yrds rec or rush

    • Zandy says:
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      also add the emerging Torrey Smith

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: ODB,TWill, Watkins

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Zandy: if you have a.johnson as your WR#1 i would think you wouldn’t have to worry about weeks 14-17 at all.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD: because his schedule is so good, right? right? right?

  28. Bryan says:
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    Drop Kelce for Fleener? I also have Rudolph to see how things play out.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: Nope.

  29. Dom B says:
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    What K for this week and ROS Steven Hauska or Justin Tucker

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Tuck.

  30. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    with cooks news stills or t.smith this week and going forward in standard with only 1 pt per 15 yards? i had 2 open roster spots following trade and bradshaw IRable, grabbed paul in case both reed is out and julius thomas (mine) also is. for 2nd spot i grabbed stills, already have t.smith
    2. PPR. with both reed doing nothing since RG3’s back, and now somewhat injured, grab clay/paul. i could either hold 2 TE’s here, or one of them and grab randle to handcuff my murray
    3. PPR. drop garcon/t.will for any of britt/stills/hunter/herns/jennings? garcon/t.will are WR’s # 5-6.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Jay: i’m guessing paul won’t be ranked ahead of clay this week though, unless reed is ruled out early?

  31. Derrick says:
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    PPR league….

    Gore for Andre Johnson.

    Which side?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Derrick: If you need a WR, it’s fair.

  32. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    20 team dynasty with these unique kicker rules. 1 pt per 0-19 FG. 1.5 per 20-29. 2 for 30-39, 2.5 for 40-49, 3 for 50 and up, -3 for 0-19 missed, -2.5 for 20-29 missed, -2 for 30-39 missed, -1.5 40-49 missed, -1 for 50 or longer missed, and .5 for extra pt, and -.5 for extra pt missed. which of these ROS and beyond: prater/bryant/novak/zuerlein? on the year bryant has been best with 4.85 average. i used to have zuerlein before they had 3 of their O-line people injured, and i thought that would ruin their offense, but since hill’s been back they are getting better somewhat (one week sample size)

  33. Jason Morgan says:
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    Would you trade Giovani Bernard and Jerick McKinnon for Ellington?

    How about Giovani, Roddy White and Cunningham for Lacy?

  34. Nick says:
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    Pick 1 (WR3) for week 12, non-ppr league;

    Andre Johnson (tough matchup vs Cincy)
    Sanu (Houston giving up quite a bit to WRs)
    or Keenan Allen

    who do you go with? I have Allen in now but fantasy pros edges out Andre Johnson by quite a few experts…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Johnson, double check rankings though.

  35. Zandy says:
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    hey jay – can you just walk me through your thought process on CJ anderson ROS? is he just one big sell high? are you concerned for when hillman or ball come back? thanks just looking for color

    • Jay

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      @Zandy: I think they are comfortable sticking with him. They will say “hot hand”, but he’s essentially the only “healthy hand”. I like him ROS, but if you can sell high for the playoffs, I’m not afraid to do it.

  36. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    holy shit, not only did i beat my opp in one league where i have rudolph and his big fat 0 last week by over 100 pts, i beat the NEXT CLOSEST team in my league in week 11 by 57.1. i bet at least 3 of my players could be guessed in 6 guesses. (also it helps to note that my team has been best team all year, so not just a lot of out of this world-type performances here). i’ve now had the 2nd, 3rd and 4th best weeks of anybody all year (even with DET/Parkey/Rudolph last week)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and other than having 6 pt bonuses for QB’s going over 300 yds, and WR/TE/RB 6 pt bonus for going over 100 rush/receiving, and 5 pts for over 50 yard kicks, 4 pts for 40-49 yard kicks this league is normal PPR (no return yardage or long gain plays bonus)

  37. TOE says:
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    Hi Jay – I need to decide on WR3 and FLX for this week:

    Reuben Randle v Dal
    Kenny Britt v SD
    Davante Adams v Min
    Torrey Smith v NO
    Jerrick McKinnon v GB

    I’m leaning towards Smith and Britt. What do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TOE: Eh, I think I have Britt and maybe Mck there.

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    if we have weak roster spot (one that either could hold britt/o.daniels/fleener, a WR#5 for me here) should we wait till end of saturday (i thought that was date that NFL had to rule on appeal) for peterson? i’m seeing you tell people to drop him, but those are mostly to people who actually need that roster spot now.

    • Jay

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      @goodfold2: I think he’s pretty safe to drop, it’s pretty obvious the NFL doesn’t want that headache right now. Especially with the playoff races starting to develop. But if you’re hoping for a long shot, those three guys wouldn’t hold me back.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: and saturday is that appeal date, for wait and see purposes?

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