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Quick question: If this game was on in May, would you watch it? To be honest, I wouldn’t just watch it, I’d dissolve it in a spoon and inject it into my left eyeball. But 12 weeks into the season? Yeah, not so much. While I thought the final score would be 7-0 (an insurmountable lead!), the Ravens and Browns match-up did, at least, provide some semblance of what football would look like under normal conditions with normal teams. But anything beyond that descriptor is probably pushing it. Okay, okay, it wasn’t that bad in the second half, but in the end, as the Browns pulled defeat out of the jaws of a possible tie (shown above), I didn’t really know if this game was entertaining, or I had just been reduced into thinking it was mildly interesting. And while most AFC North rivalries carry a bit of, well, national appeal, this one really doesn’t. Sure, Cleveland isn’t too fond of the Ravens, seeing as how their franchise is only three years older, yet they’ve drafted four Hall of Famer’s and a pretty large number of Pro Bowl players, and then, of course, the postseason success. But… that’s pretty much the extent of it. And, well, you know, the whole Art Modell thing. Well, anyways, one thing is for sure, that was certainly peak Browns last night. PEAK.

“See? This is why I don’t want any more Browns here.” – Donald Trump.

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Karmar Aiken – 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD. Watching this Ravens offense is like jerking off with your left hand, the end result feels good, but you’re always doubting if you’re ever going to get there.

Javorius Allen – 12 CAR, 55 YDS and 4 REC, 29 YDS, 1 TD. If you’re Buck Allen, are you happy that you scored a TD, or pissed that it happened in this game?

Crockett Gilmore – 3 REC, 20 YDS. Crockett Gilmore is going to be a character in my next Oregon Trail game.

Duke Johnson Jr. – 7 CAR, 27 YDS and 5 REC, 23 YDS. Are players that get drafted by Cleveland eligible for parole after two years, or do they have to serve out their entire rookie contract regardless of good behavior? I’m only asking for Duke’s sake.

Josh McCown – 21/38, 212 YDS, 1 TD and 2 CAR, 12 YDS. Every time I see Josh McCown play quarterback, I remember the season he replaced an injured Jay Cutler and how ready people were to dump Cutler to keep him. That is why Bears fans deserve no good things.

Matt Schaub – 20/34, 232 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT and 3 CAR, 10 YDS. That is what Matt Schaub specializes in… Saying that Schaub was “Fooled by coverage” is like saying Chernobyl was “Fooled by Reactor No. 4”

 

Final Thought

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Are the ticket takers for Browns games called “Harvesters of Sorrow?”

 

 

  1. Fish says:
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    Most Browns-y thing. Ever

  2. Nick says:
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    hey bud, rank your top 3 waiver claim QBs for a week 13 streamer…I’ll be dropping Hoyer & I have Mariota on bench;

    Tannehill v Baltimore
    Stafford v. GB
    Fitzy @ NYG
    Bortles @ Tenn
    Taylor v. Houston
    Cutler v. SF
    Oswelier @ SD

    2) Next, would ya try to snag David Johnson, Doug Baldwin or Scott Chandler? I have Bradshaw to drop…and I would think Davante Adams would be droppable in 10-teamer as well, right?

    Thanks as always!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Probably Tanne, Bortles, and then Cutler.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Thinking about it for a sec, I might go Bortles here. And I’d probably hold on the second one. Both are good depth if you aren’t starting them. Actually, Johnson for Bradshaw is just fine.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Hmm, no love for Fitzpatrick against NYG?

        I like Tannehill & Cutler…Bortles worries me, I mean how do you cross the line of scrimmage & pass the ball TWICE in ONE game!?

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: Also, Stafford is ranked pretty high on FantasyPros…but I just get the feeling one of these games he is going to get severely hurt (per usual) & that would be my luck if I were to grab him this week against GB…

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Nick: Yeah, Stafford is so random, hard to rely on a guy like that. I think Tanne and Cutler are safer, but Bortles vs. the Titans defense seems interesting.

  3. Frank White says:
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    Wusup Jay Happy Hollidays..! So since Lynch is out i have just Powell, Antonio Andrews and James White as my 2nd back (1st – Charcandrick West). Plus my flex is Terrance Williams or Marvin Jones. All pretty crappy but i still clinched playoffs. Oh and my TE is Bennett which pisses me off!! I guess my other players always step-up or luck and I’m not talking about Andrew but would you go for Scott Chandler or David Johnson?? I know i REALLY need a RB but Arizona never has great running anyway for fantasy and I can always use Chandler at flex. Did i answer my own question or what do you think?? Lol

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Happy Holidays! I’d pick up Johnson for sure. Haha.

  4. Packers says:
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    I’m in a 2 QB league. I lost Romo but have Ryan and Smith. Bridgewater, Cassel, Gabbert and Schaub are FA. My question is more about strategy and roster building. I also have Eifert and Cameron as my TEnds, and could use a WR pick up with some upside. Inman and Hartline is all that’s out there. Chandler and Miller are the best options at TE. I need to win this week to win the league and get a 1st round bye in the playoffs. So I’m trying to be smart on my waiver claim. So is Chadler, Inman, or Hartline a better pickup than having a 3rd QB for the playoffs? If we only knew who was/is going to get hurt.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Packers: If you need to win this week I think Chandler’s the add. Cameron’s garbage and Eifert might be hurt. Chandler should be a target hog. Presumably at least one of those garbage QBs will be left if you need a pickup for the playoffs.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Packers: I think Chandler is a good pickup, blocking who ever has Gronk, who probably is in the playoff running. If not, build for your team with appropriate depth.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Packers: curious, this has to be a 10 or smaller team league to have all of those QB starters out there?

  5. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Jay would you lose Diggs for Baldwin as a WR 3

    • Kendrick Llama says:
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      @Kendrick Llama:

      PPR

      Or would you trade Hill for someone like Maclin?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Eh, I’d hold on Diggs, but the Maclin trade is okay. I might just hold as well.

  6. Clint says:
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    So now that CJhalfK is OFS and Ellington probably is going to be shelved a few weeks with turf toe, would you drop Gore for David Johnson in a PPR or stick with Frank the Tank?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: I’d check in on Johnson, totally.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Jay: funny as hell that now Arian nation is having to be lead by it’s best RB, against the fuhrer’s wishes. Just that it took to long for all the rosters i used to have him on (each for at least 6 weeks)

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Must-win this week to make the playoffs. I have the waiver slot directly ahead of my opponent, though it’s still pretty low, and a free roster spot thanks to Romo dying. Trying to figure out how to prioritize. Standard scoring, 5 pt bonus at 300pass/100rush/receive, 6 pt pass TD.

    QB – I have Rivers vDen. Could claim Stafford vGB, Fitz @NYG or Cutler vSF
    RB – I’m OK here but will put in a (likely unsuccessful) claim on D. Johnson anyway
    WR – Cooks vCar is my #2, Mike Floyd @StL on the bench. Could grab Aiken @Mia or Marvin Jones @Cle
    TE – Lost Gronk, but have Reed vDal to sub in. That said, my opponent lost Graham and will need a TE. Could put a claim in for Chandler, leaving my opponent with the likes of Tamme, Watson or Rudolph.
    DST – Have NE vPhi, though they’re banged up. Could grab either side of [email protected], TEN vJax or CHI vSF.

    Basically, should I use my waiver to grab Chandler and block my opponent, or secure a QB streamer? Beyond that, would you make any of the other moves if it means dropping Floyd or Woodhead?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Block your opponent, then worry about streaming later.

  8. Packers says:
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    Is Inman worth targeting for WR upside for the playoff push? I could put in a claim for him in 2 different leagues, both are 1pt ppr. This time of year it’s no about loyalty but winning.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Packers: I think he could be. Rivers had no problem going to him a lot last Sunday.

  9. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Was offered Cooks or Watkins (PPR) for Hills

    I have Freeman/Coleman, Gore, and West/Ware

  10. Joe says:
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    Total epic disaster for me this week. Lost CJ2K for good, Gronk for who knows, and Big Ben for who knows. I wouldn’t ask you to rank every possible free agent sub this week, but given the available guys below at each position of need how should I more or less prioritize replacements? I will have at least 2-3 empty slots to fill from drops I’ve already made. (I realize this is lengthy, so if you like cookies I can send you cookies.)

    Available RBs: B.Bolden, D.Johnson, Langford, Herron, Ajayi
    Available TEs: S.Chandler, C.Gillmore, K.Rudolph
    Available QBs: Fitzpatrick, Bortles,Tannehill, Winston, Cutler, Smith, Taylor

    My team in a 10-league PPR (2-3 empty slots):
    QB: Ben
    RB: Draughn, Starks, Abdullah
    TE: Gronk
    (I omitted other positions because I’m well and covered there).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: Sucks to hear. I’d go Langford, Johnson, and then Ajayi. Gillmore, Chandler, then Rudolph. And then Cutler, Tannehill, Tyrod, Bortles.

  11. Project Merkin says:
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    Jay, love your shiz, both on here and over on baseball. I have an important question. I need a shiz ton of points this week in order to have a shot at the playoffs. This is the team I drafted Bell on, so they’re strugglin. Can you give me some guidance? Mind you, I have to take some serious chances and put up 200 pts or so. 1 QB, PPR league. First I’ll give you my team, and then who is available. Can you put together the most perfect lineup for me?

    QB:
    Stafford or
    Eli Manning

    RB:
    McFadden
    Shaun Draughn

    WR
    Jarvis Landry
    Ted Ginn JR

    TE:
    Benjamin Watson

    Flex:
    CJ Anderson

    K:
    Josh Brown

    Def:
    Green Bay

    Bench:
    Ellington
    Davante Adams
    Carlos Hyde
    Shaun Draughn
    Andre Johnson

    Now this is who is available on the wire:

    QB:
    Manziel
    Hasselback

    RB:
    David Johnson

    WR:
    DeVante Parker
    Kenny Stills
    Keshawn Martin

    TE:
    Scott Chandler
    Julius Thomas

    Let me know what you think?

    Thanks!
    Project Merkin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Project Merkin: Thanks! Means a lot. Going by ceiling output only, I’d have your setup. Probably drop Ellington for Johnson.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Jay: Thanks Jay! I need your crazy prediction side to come out though. Start Ginn? If not, who else?? Start Johnson over Draughn?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Project Merkin: Johnson over Draughn is okay I think. Double check on Thursday rankings, but I think so.

  12. Zandy says:
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    Hey jay!
    Pick up Cutler to potentially start over Rivers this week?
    Dump White for Turbin or West for last bench spot?
    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’d still go Rivers, and hold on White for now. Any time!

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: would you lose either white or Matt jones for boom Herron?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Eh, not really.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Zandy: king of the streets (how illiterate people say heroin) is not useful in fantasy, unlike real life.

  13. William Hung says:
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    Jeremy Hill, CJ Anderson, or Jeremy Langford

    I am a Forte owner. Current RB corp includes:
    Forte, McFadden, Blount, Jon Stewart, and Hill

    Thinking of dropping Hill for the 2 names mentioned above.

  14. tripwirealarm says:
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    i am trading for Lacy, should i drop Yeldon, Ivory or Gore? Thank you!

  15. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team ppr….lose cj anderson, woodhead, James white to grab David johnson?

  16. Teddy Heater says:
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    Jay,
    Not much to do this week in regards to adds as I lined up playoffs 2 weeks ago. Two questions for ya…….

    1. I have Palmer @ Stl going in most leagues, but I don’t like the matchup. Who do liek better Tannehill v BAl or Fitz @NYG?

    2. WIth Hurns out and a thin player pool would you go with Shorts @Buf, Hankerson @ TB (if he’s healthy), Wright or DBG v Jax? I like Adams v Bal but I already have Landry.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1. I’d probably go with Tanne there. 2. Leaning Shorts, but Wright seems interesting. Double check on Thursday, but I think I have it Shorts right now.

      (And don’t worry, haven’t forgotten about the shirt, just been super busy with the holidays.)

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Jay: Cool, TY. No worries on the shirt, all good mang!

  17. Scott says:
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    Alfred Morris or Karlos Williams?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Williams. Close though.

  18. Scott says:
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    OK, after last night, do you like Julius Thomas, Scott Chandler, or Crockett Gillmore ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Gillmore, but Chandler gets a big upgrade… probably close.

  19. ryanoger says:
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    Kicker question!

    Should I drop Justin Tucker for Graham Gano or hold?

    thanks jay
    ryan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d hold. Any time!

  20. Let us now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    what does an elf have to do with the browns?

    anyhoo in 20 team PPR with all of hopkins/aiken/inman/k.martin/hartline drop martin or hartline for d.parker?

  21. Let us now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    in PPR with all of forte/riddick/duke/sims/blue drop blue for ajayi just in case?

  22. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    man i love this shit. you gotta wonder if that was a joke for a guy on his way out it might have been his george costanza trying to get fired. or maybe just LSD. either way it’s making my names approach the catch total for andre johnson on the season. good stuff.

    in 14 team land, use all of remaining budget to grab chandler, already have gates and clay, can flex a TE. 24 out of 100 left.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Haha, thanks. I think you should do it, just corner the market and make sure no one else gets him. This late in the season, it’s a good strat.

  23. tripwirealarm says:
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    rest of year, I trade Chris Ivory for Lacy and Amari Cooper, should I take the trade? Thanks

  24. Buzz Williams says:
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    0.5 ppr league, who wins this trade? Ingram for Murray

  25. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    drop clay (backup to gates) for ertz or dye? PPR.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Jay: i got chandler anyway. wasn’t sure due to waivers.

  26. Barker says:
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    10 team qb flex league

    Drop hillman gore mathews or julius for cutler

    My qbs rivers newton
    My rbs d murray rawls blount hillman gore mathews
    My tes olsen julius

    Just picked up julius as olsen insurance

    Leaning towards dropping hillman because it looks like he just stinks
    And i want to keep mathews as murray insurance

    This is a move for this week and an eye toward week 14 when rivers faces KC again

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: I’d drop Julius for him, but if you want that depth, Hillman is an okay drop, but I’d hold if it were me.

  27. Nick says:
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    Going with my boy Fitzy over the likes of Cutler, Tannehill or Bortles…I hope I dont regret this…as a Jet fan, its a win-win or lose-lose

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Win-win’s are always better than regular win’s.

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