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So, what a wonderful evening of football we were treated to. Not only did we get our (delayed) fill of the “ridiculously unnecessary game of the week” (AKA Thursday Night Football, aka Monday Night Football, aka any game with Tampa Bay, aka any Jets game), we also got an interesting match-up between a hard-to-peg Ravens team going against the division (tied for first) leading Saints. Tied for first with now an 4-7 record. God bless you NFC South. Obviously, the Jets went and Jeetzzed all over themselves, despite coming off a bye and going against a team that a couldn’t even practice (which is pretty much the Jetsiest thing possible) the previous week due to inclement weather. But the Ravens and Saints game was interesting in the fact that I’m not sure if the Ravens are actually good… or are they are just doing well at the right times? No clue. And it’s really hard to figure out, especially when last night’s game pitted them against  a Saints teams that has about as much of a defense as a certain St. Louis county Grand Jury… anyways, I’ll tell you one thing, I didn’t go, nor did I participate as much as I should, but I’ll certainly be demanding a refund on those free Jets-Bills tickets…

 

Jets – 3, Bills – 38

Kyle Orton – 24/32, 230 YDS, 2 TD and 1 CAR 10 YDS. I wonder how many bottles of Jack the blizzard prevented Orton from buying. Since this seems to be a pretty sober amount of production, I’m going to go with forty-eight.

Robert Woods – 9 REC, 118 YDS, 1 TD. There’s a boner joke around here somewhere…

Geno Smith – 10/12, 89 YDS and 2 CAR, 4 YDS. It’s good the Jets are committed to secure a good draft pick… Seriously, how the hell did the Steelers lose to the Jets? How does anyone lose to the Jets?

Michael Vick – 7/19, 76 YDS, 1 INT and 2 CAR, 4 YDS. Mark SanchezGeno Smith, and “Don’t Give a Sh*t Era” Michael Vick. Baby steps New York, baby steps…

 

Ravens – 34, Saints -27

Justin Forsett – 22 CAR, 182 YDS, 2 TD and 2 REC, 8 YDS. I sincerely hope Ray Rice has been watching this season and feeling utterly replaceable.

Steve Smith – 4 REC, 89 YDS 1 TD. Was Rob Ryan telling these guys not to tackle? What was going on here?

Joe Morgan – 1 CAR, 67 YDS and 1 REC, 62 YDS. The Ravens’ secondary was experimenting to see how close they could get Joe Morgan to the end zone without letting him score. Not like anyone cares. When I saw Joe Morgan, I thought he was a little old to change jobs from an ESPN Baseball commentator to football player.

Marvin Ingram – 11 CAR, 27 YDS and 2 REC, 15 YDS. Ah yes, I remember this Ingram. How very Trent Richardson of you…

 

  1. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, early picks for week 12; 10-team, non-ppr league. I have the following part of my roster set but need a WR3 & flex;

    QB-Rodgers
    RB1-D Murray
    RB2-R Jennings
    WR1-Cobb
    WR2-Beckham
    TE-Witten
    K-Tucker
    D-St Louis

    WR3- M. Bryant v NO/ K Allen @ Bal / Sanu @ TB / A Johnson v. Tenn
    Flex- Ingram @ Pit / Mathews @ Bal / McK v. Car / L Murray @ STL (if he clears concussion protocol)

    What do you think about those 2 spots? Thanks for your input Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Allen and Mck.

  2. Nick says:
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    Also, ROS in non-ppr, would you rather have Dan Herron or Andre Johnson (note: I dont think I will be starting A Johnson ROS, with Cobb/Beckham/Sanu/K Allen/M Bryant (3WR/1flex league)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Then I’d try out Herron and see what he does.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Damn Herron was taken, oh well…Buffalo was dropped though. I just grabbed STL. Do I make the drop for Buffalo v. Cleveland…or stick it out with STL (mind you, Buffalo plays Denver & GB after this week, so not the play for remainder of season, only next week play v. Cle)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: stick with thw Rams there.

  3. Fowler says:
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    Can you guys create a feature article highlighting the best defenses to use for the rest of the season? Only 1 reg. season week left and 3 playoff weeks coming up for a lot of us!
    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fowler: Actually, the ROS rankings will come out this Thursday, right in time for most leagues play-off run. Stay tuned!

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Jay:

        Awesome! Looking forward to this…

        thanks

      • Curt says:
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        @Jay: My free agents are Wednesday at 11 Eastern, doesnt help most

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Curt: Make your own decisions.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Curt: I released them a few hours ago, should be updated soon.

  4. Zandy says:
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    Early Week 12 starters with waiver implications – thanks man
    Pick 3 to start
    0.5 PPR, 2pts @ 100 and 4 pts @ 150
    Wallace @ NYJ
    Andre Johnson vs Ten
    Torrey Smith vs SD
    Stills @ Pit
    Colston @ Pit
    Hawkins @ Buf
    John Brown @ Atl

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Wallace and maybe Brown and Johnson.

  5. Wilsonian says:
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    I need one WR and one flex, who are you playing:

    LaFell
    M.Bryant
    K.Benjamin
    J.Matthews
    Vereen
    L.Murray
    L.Miller

    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: Right now without doing rankings yet, I like Benjamin and Miller at the moment. Though, Bryant is a like as well…

  6. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    Qb brees wr calvin gordon evans rb lacy murray te olsen flex p manning
    K tucker def detroit
    Bn fitzgerald beckham jr ivory sims west tamme

    In first place and waiting for week 15 basically so i am just looking for the best pickup for tamme and if anyone else needs the cut ( sims west ivory )

    Wr available stills landry hunter hurns britt
    Rb available bush PT cruiser herron blount starks randle
    Te available reed rivera lewis ASJ
    Def nyg cinn

    I have the number two waiver priority any of these guys worth it or should i save it and see who clears waivers wednesday

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: See what Herron can do.

  7. Barker says:
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    12 team league ppr

    Qb newton wr gordon denard rb lacy ellington te bennett flex kennan allen
    K vinatieri def SF
    Bn mason mathews wayne garcon mccown

    Drop mccown and possibly wayne or garcon for

    Wr available baldwin stills hunter landry brown
    Rb available pt cruiser starks
    Te available cameron clay
    Def available nyg @ jax cinn @ tb cle @ buf stl @ oak bal vs sd

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: McCown for Stills. Hold on SF.

  8. Exactly says:
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    My WRs are Jordy, V-Jax, Stills, J. Brown, Shorts, Landry

    Would you drop Shorts to stock up on DEF for the playoffs?

    Currently have ARI D, but thinking about grabbing BAL or IND for streaming.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: It’s okay, but I’m not crazy about Indy’s defense at all.

  9. Clint says:
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    Considering the uproar that the NFC West caused a few years back when their divisional winner went 7-9, I’d say it’s almost a certainty the NFL is going to dissolve divisions this offseason (at least for playoff rankings anyway) if the “winner” of the NFC South goes 2 or 3 games under 0.500 while a team like Detroit, San Fran, or Dallas sits home instead with 4-5 losses. It’s funny how the NFL’s morphing more and more into a BCS-like system with thier postseason set up while NCAA’s creating playoff brackets.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, the NFC South is giving a bad name to dumpster fires.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Clint: would anybody like to actually bet, or help set a betting line on anyway, whether or not divisions get dropped just from this. i doubt this will happen, at least just from 2 years like this.

  10. royce! says:
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    Hi Jay!

    I think I’ve started to get the hang of FFB, though it is surely most attributable to playing in a league with family and friends, 10 of the 14 of whom don’t seem to mind dropping top players if they have a bye week…started 1-4 and haven’t lost since. So, 14 team, non-PPR, my team:

    QB- Brady
    RB- Bell
    WR- AJ Green
    WR- Josh Gordon
    TE- Graham
    FLEX- Jeremy Hill
    K- Bailey
    D/ST- SEA

    BN- Harvin
    BN- Kelvin Benjamin
    BN- Martavis Bryant
    BN- Lamar Miller
    BN- Doug Baldwin

    At this point I’m just managing my bench in preparation for the playoffs. Should I drop Baldwin or Harvin for Reggie Bush? Should I drop the other for Fred Jackson? Or just hold? My familiarity with fantasy baseball may be causing me to think I need to do more than just wait a week or more before rosterbating.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @royce!: It’s a good idea, I just don’t like the names. I’d hold here, but stay on the look out.

      And fantasy baseball is almost here! (I think…)

      • royce! says:
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        @Jay: How about John Brown, Robert Woods, or Latavius Murray? Or my current favorite NFL/Thomas Pynchon name, Zurlon Tipton? (I think Vontaze Burfict is still better, but I’m kind of sick of him…)

        Idk what your family situation is, but if you return to SD this holiday season, you should get in touch and we can drink some whiskey…Grey and Jack should be able to vouch for my (relative) sanity…

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @royce!: hells yeah, pynchon names! that one really does sound like one. Inherent Vice should be out soon for our first movie from Pynchon books yet!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @royce!: Vontaze me bro!

          I’d love to sometime, but no one I know lives out there anymore. I’ll probably try to make my out next year. We’d probably be hanging out with them… safety in numbers.

          Leaning Brown there.

  11. Curt says:
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    8 and 4(in the play-offs)—-need to pick up one for ROS and keeper—Sproles Crabtree, Latavius Murray or Theo Riddick.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Curt: Murray.

  12. Curt says:
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    Drop Dallas in D/ST, for TB or Cleveland ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Curt: I’m fine with that, sure.

  13. Charles says:
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    Jay should I pickup Tim Wright and drop Donnell for ROS? I have Brady as my QB too. 14 team non-ppr.

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: Vernon Davis is also on waivers too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Charles: don’t get VD, it’ll be like getting VD.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: No, I still want Donnell there.

  14. Josh says:
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    Who do you start this week at QB? Russell Wilson, Jay Cutler, or Eli?

    Thanks,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh: Wilson.

  15. Allan says:
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    My options for wr2 are reggie wayne, john brown, and kendall wright. Should I drop one of them for charles johnson or stedman bailey?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Wright for Johnson might work out.

  16. Nick says:
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    better on your bench in non-ppr 10-team…andre johnson, john brown, charles johnson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Johnson is safe, Johnson is a gamble though. I might go Johnson if it’s bench material.

  17. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    i see rudolph over walker and all the rest for this week, and i suppose dropping reed and paul is in order to do so? adding best of blount/randle (randle has the handcuff value). Guessing reed doesn’t have ROS value enough to keep him (or paul either) as 2nd TE? could also grab walker as 2nd TE in case he’d be better stash for ROS matchups. they have these
    rudolph vs CAR (15th)
    vs NYJ (32nd)
    @ DET (9th)
    @ MIA (1st)
    delanie @ HOU (6th vs TE)
    vs NYG (30th)
    vs NYJ (32nd)
    @ JAX (14th)
    based on this i’m thinking attempt to grab both (weekly waivers, i’m now 6th) with delanie first, as i’m big favorite this week and control my own fate, and after this week either still keep both or drop rudolph for that better RB out of smoking some blounts/randle. earlier i meant i didn’t already have those.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: actually smoke some blounts will be gone this week in this league anyway. i would only have chance at all with him if i used my first waiver on him, which is clearly crazy, since my team is strong except for at TE and QB (ryan). my season could possibly be summed up that i didn’t waiver brady (back when ryan was top 5 guy and brady was awful), and now the best starts brady.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: ok,somehow i got both TE’s, and blount is still there. so hold both or grab blount/randle. belichick might be crazy enough for blount to have ROS value i would think.

  18. Dom B says:
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    What D to pick up for week 13 and start colts, ravens, rams, giants against jags, eagles and a lot more please rank in order.

    Also which RB to keep Boom Herron or Charles SIms

    • Dom B says:
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      Also ROS Kyle Rudolph or Larry Donnell

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Dom B: it’s probably gonna be king of the streets (herron) after how well he did, plus TB’s running game is a damn mess.

      • Dom B says:
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        @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: also Jay I could drop colts d for Herron but leaves me with Ravens d already clinched playoffs and want to keep them for it what should I do?

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Dom B: i would think BAL D is better anyway, BAL’s ROS schedule isn’t bad at all.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Rams. Herron.

  19. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey jay which D/st would you stream for this week?

    Dolphins @ jets

    Rams hosting the raiders

    Keep or drop ben Tate, I’d be looking to add one of these for depth; Charles Johnson, justin Hunter, Stedman bailey, james starks, Montee ball (as a stash?), roy Helu or darren McFadden ?

    Start Tom Brady who’s at Green Bay or add tannehill?

    • Jake the snake says:
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      @Jake the snake:

      Disregard the brady Q I’m starting brady no matter what

  20. Charles says:
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    Jay is Ronnie Hillman and Jonas Gray worth holding onto ROS? 14 team non ppr.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: Depends what is out there, but they both have complicated issues. I’m moving on if there’s something better.

    • Scott says:
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      @Charles: If you’re looking for a backup to CJ Anderson, I believe Juwan Thompson is the one. Ronnie Hillman is more of a change of pace back.

  21. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    turns out us who thought stills would take more of cooks targets than colston were right. this roster, PPR, start 2 RB/3 WR/1TE, no flex,
    romo/cutler (one of these weeks gonna pick the right guy with these 2)
    mathews/vereen/hill/ingram/l.murray/miller
    julio/gordon/wayne/m.bryant/garcon
    jimmy G.
    drop garcon for any of woods/lee/britt/bowe

  22. Zandy says:
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    Who do you prefer on Def this week – 2 pts for sacks
    Den @ KC
    Cin @ TB
    NYG @ Jax
    Big difference between them?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Not really. Probably Cincy there.

  23. Wayne Hoobler says:
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    dynasty league. kicker’s get 4 for 30-39’s FG, 5 for 40-49’s, 6 for 50 and up’s. but -4 for missed 0-19, -3 20-29 missed, -2 for 30-39 missed, -1 for 40-49 missed. 1 for extra pt, -1 for extra point missed. i have catman (ARI), but stanton now works over there, worried about offense. grab any of murray/s.graham/santos/bullock/gould/brown/forbath?

    • Wayne Hoobler says:
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      @Wayne Hoobler: 3 for all FG’s shorter than i what i have listed.

  24. Cups says:
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    12 team. Please pick 2 ROS:

    Herron, Sims, L Murray, Sankey, West, McKinnon

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cups: Murray, Mck.

  25. ryanoger says:
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    Jay,

    I’m looking to line up a defense for the playoffs, I THINK, with the Bills @ DEN for week 14 and home against Green Bay week 15. Should I add Baltimores defense to stream them @ Miami week 14 and home against Jax week 15?

    The question is then, who should I drop to make the add?
    A Rodgers
    Jordy
    Mike Evens
    Demarco
    Tre Mason
    A Gates
    Denard
    Keenan
    Percy
    Kelce
    Jordan Matthews
    Latavius
    Sims

    Gostkowski and Bills

    Should I drop Sims to pick up Baltimores defense for weeks 14 and 15 OR hold and ride with the Bills in the playoffs, and possibly handcuff a guy like Joseph Randle or Juwan in case injuries come up?

    10 .5 PPR keeper league (where we can keep as many as 7 players)

    Thanks so much man!
    best
    Ryan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d hold there if it means dropping Sims.

  26. ryanoger says:
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    ALSO

    Curious about your thoughts on Charles Johnson?

    have a wonderful turkey day

    best,
    ryan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Thanks, you too! I like him as a prospective add to see what he can do. Depends who you got, but if you have a spot, it’s worth a look.

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