Between everything that I have written this preseason and all of the other great stuff that our writers have put together, I’m running out of angles to take when approaching a post. So, I guess this post will be about my drafts! Hooray for you! No, I don’t want to go round by round with you about the 8 or so drafts that I’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks, I just want to update you on where my mind is at over the past month.

As my draft season is coming to a close, my mind has changed on a few players as the preseason approach evolves. Some players that I didn’t like in July have a more digestible ADP in August and I can find a lot of upside. 

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New Faces

Antonio Brown

In most cases, I am willing to let Antonio Brown be someone else’s problem, but now, all of a sudden, I have two shares…. I bought Antonio Brown for $25 dollars on a $200 auction budget, which is dirt cheap if you aren’t familiar with auctions. I also drafted him at the end of the 2nd round in a keeper league where 24 players were off of the board coming into the draft at various spots of the draft board. While I don’t view him as someone that I’ll keep long term, I’m certainly willing to take a chance on the upside for this season. The helmet issue will be a thing of the past by week one and his feet seem to be a non-issue at this point. Here we go, I guess…

Chris Carson

Fresh off of a summer being a Rashaad Penny truther, I had to swallow my pride and get some Chris Carson shares when roster construction allowed for it. He’s too good of a value to pass up in the fourth round especially if he starts hauling in passes regularly. 

My Heaviest Exposures 

Jameis Winston, Jared Goff, and Kyler Murray

These are the guys that I am rolling with in every league. I don’t reach for quarterbacks so Kyler Murray has to fall to me in the 7th or 8th round. I love the upside of Kyler Murray, especially with the rushing ability. Jared Goff finished as the QB9 last season and is going later in the 8th round of drafts. I have been grabbing him to round out my starting lineup because I love aligning my fantasy team with Sean McVay’s offense. Goff is a great value with great personnel around him. Jameis Winston talk cooled off after a poor performance on Friday night by Tampa’s offensive line. Keep in mind that Cleveland’s defensive line is full of world beaters so I don’t think there is any reason to panic and I gladly took the discount.

Mile Sanders

I have reached about a round earlier than I probably should to get Miles Sanders on almost every roster. I don’t mind Jordan Howard, but Miles Sanders fits Philadelphia’s scheme perfectly as an effective runner out of the shot gun formation. Miles Sanders can also pass block effectively and that should help keep him on the field. When you’re drafting Miles Sanders it is going to take some patience. He may not see the amount of touches that he deserves right away in week one but they should be there by October as his skill set separates him from the pack. 

Josh Gordon

IT’S TIME!!! Josh passed his physical and is practicing in pads. Josh is entering his second season with Tom Brady and I am expecting big things for a discounted price.

Chris Godwin 

Give me all of those slot targets in a Bruce Arians Offense

Robert Woods

Robert Woods has been falling to me in the 4th and 5th rounds. I actually have ended up with Godwin and Woods on the same roster a couple of times and I like that a lot. Robert Woods caught 86 balls for over 1,200 yards last season and that is a steal in the 4th round. I’m not scared off by the return of Cooper Kupp. I think the Rams will be throwing the ball a lot. 

James Conner

I have been drafting as much Conner as I possibly can in the back half of the first round. In the preseason, Conner has barely come off of the field when the first team offense is playing and he likely finished his preseason with a nice 5 carries for 41 yards and two receptions performance. 

Aaron Jones

I’ve been fortunate enough to see Aaron Jones fall into my lap in mid to late 3rd rounds. This new offense should suit the dynamic running back well. It’d be an extra bonus if he is more involved as a receiving back this season. 

I Wish That I Had More Of….

Marlon Mack

Nobody expected Andrew Luck to retire and now I expect Mack to see an increased workload behind a great offensive line. The one downside of Marlon Mack is his injury history, so hopefully luck (obviously not Andrew) will on his side.

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson is perfectly capable of handling an increased work load in Houston. The best part of his game should still be his receiving game. Let’s face it, Houston’s offensive line hasn’t gotten any better since last season.

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  1. Water boy says:
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    Morning man! Drafted last night in my .5 ppr league just seeing what you think , if there’s a glaring hole/ start thinking of trades?

    Here goes it:

    QB Russell Wilson , got him round 13

    RB1: David Johnson
    RB2: Dalvin cook

    WR1: OBJ
    WR2: Adam thielen
    WR3: Josh Gordon

    TE: Darren Waller, got him round 17

    Flex: David Montgomery

    Not mentioning D or kicker as I’ll be streaming

    Bench: AJ green (got him at the end of round 6), Tevin Coleman, Dede Westbrook, Darwin Thompson, Marquez valdes scantling, tony pollard, Dion Lewis (got Lewis at the end of round 14), Justin Jackson (round 15), John brown (round 16)

    Only reason I drafted pollard I figured he’d have a role if Zeke didn’t sign by week 1, figured the same with Justin Jackson. I wanted josh Jacobs but there was no way I could’ve gotten him.

    Here are some best available players:

    QB: rivers , cousins , Brissett, jimmy G, darnold

    RB: AP, Chris Thompson, Mattison (cuff for cook), Mike Davis (cuff for Montgomery)

    WR: marquise brown, deebo samual, Ted gin jr, Crabtree

    TE: graham, Jack Doyle, hockenson, witten, Noah Fant

    Thanks man!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Looks like you’re in great shape with some great depth, I’d stay just like that

      • Water boy says:
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        Thanks MB

        PS instead of keeping kerryon I only kept DJ , giving me an extra pick & I leap frogged everyone then that’s where I got cook!

        Just didn’t know if I should do a 2 for 1 deal to get an upgrade for WR or RB. If Darren Waller doesn’t work I’m streaming

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Oh wow, nice play to grab Cook. Looks like the tight end waiver wire is pretty solid if Walker ends up whiffing so I’m ok where you’re at

          • Water boy says:
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            Thanks man!

            The most bizarre team in my league is run by a patriots homer; he drafted Sony Michel a head of Aaron Jones, Davonte freeman, josh Jacobs , etc.

            Then during the draft he drafted rookie WR Meyers, pats D, demaryius Thomas

            • MB

              MB says:
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              Free money. I love that people are fading Aaron Jones. Keeps a good one cheap.

  2. AP says:
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    I drafted Murray too, though Im still a bit wary so I also drafted Matt Ryan. So, let’s put you on the spot: Week 1 ATL on the road at Vikings, and AZ at home against Detroit. Tough matchup for Ryan, so would you be comfortable starting Murray there having really seen nothing yet from him as a pro?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      That’s quite the conundrum. I think I’d start Ryan in week 1. Detroit has a really good defensive line. Kyler might take a week or two to adjust but I think he’s going to get it going pretty quick

  3. Nick says:
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    MB

    Keeper’s draft incoming tongith

    Here is my starting team:
    QB : DS.Watson HOU
    RB1. Kamara
    RB2. Gurley
    WR1. DV.Adams
    WR2. A.Brown
    Flex. N. CHUBB

    Nice !!

    now i pick last (8th) as i won 2018 (and 2017) seasons
    note that already 48 players are gone in keepers

    Best avalaible , and would be gone by me:
    LVBell – David Johnson – Kittle – Fournette – Amari.Cooper -Aaron.Rodgers
    then
    RBs DV.Freeman -Damien Williams- JOSH JACOBS – M.Mack- CHRIS CARSON- AARON JONES – Sony Michel -Montgomery- Miles Sanders -Ekeler – Coleman-
    WRs: Edelman – Jeffery – GODWIN – Lockett – Kupp – A;Robinson – Boyd – DJ Moore – Sheppard – Fuller – Kirk – JOSH GORDON
    TE: Engram – Howard – Henry-Njoku – McDonald – …
    QB: Mayfield -Wentz – Prescott – Murray – Brady – Lamar Jackson – Winston…

    I’d think to get WR/RB at the turn of the round : GODWIN+ Jacobs or Jones or Carson ?
    or reach for some value ,

    round 2 almost all RB WR named here will be gone!
    Picks 24/25: Lucky if i can get Josh Gordon or Fuller ? Miles Sanders or Cohen / Coleman / Ekeler / or? if still here : Engram or QB2 Mayfield
    Picks 40/41 : time for TE/QB2 : McDonald / Winston?Murray?
    Picks 56/57 : K + DEF who cares ^^

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I’m definitely trying to get one of Chris Carson or Josh Jacobs and pairing with an Edelman/Godwin/Gordon if possible. WR is first priority since you already have great RBs. Winston and McDonald is a nice turn after that. It’d be pretty tough to screw up the roster that you already have

      • Nick says:
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        Great,
        i’ll let you know by tomorrow :)

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Sounds great, good luck!

          • Nick says:
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            Just to let you know :

            after my 6 keepers : in order
            WR3 : EDELMAN
            FLEx2: Aaron Jones (BOOM) (maybe i should have choosen Godwin here)
            Flex3 Josh Jacobs (KABOOM)
            your advice: Josh Gordon WR4 (reach)
            your bet: Miles Sanders PHI
            TE1 Njoku CLE (couldnt get better or before)
            QB2 Winston TB
            value pick at ADP : Tarik Cohen
            K1 Lutz NO
            K2 Fairbairn HOU (upon matchups and bye week)
            DEF NewEngland
            TE2 Waller OAK (sleeper)
            Sleeper Keesean Johnson ARI (BOOF’s order to pick him last !)

            i am OKuntil bye weeks ,,, but
            still can drop a kicker for another WR that i may be missing later on :
            avalaible players
            WR J.Brown BUF / A.Miller CHI /Sanu ATL/ DeSean Jackson / TreQuan Smith NO/ Agholor PHI / Deeboo Samuel SF … James Washington PIT ?

          • Nick says:
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            Just to make it easier to read:

            QB: Ds Watson HOU
            RB1: Kamara NO
            RB2: Gurley LAR
            WR1: Dv.Adams GB
            WR2: A.Brown OAK
            WR3: EDELMAN NE
            TE: Njoku CLE
            Flex: N.Chubb CLE
            Flex A.Jones GB
            K: Lutz NO
            DEF: NewENGLAND

            Bench / by weeks
            QB: J.Winston TB
            RB: Josh Jacobs OAK / Miles Sanders PHI /Tarik Cohen CHI
            WR: Josh GORDON NE / Keesean Johnson AR
            TE: Waller OAK
            K: Fairbairn HOU

            maybe i can y a trade like Cohen + Njoku for Godwin/Engram? to upgrade at WR ?
            they have the SAME projected points in Y!

  4. Cubjet says:
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    Please rank these receivers
    Cooper Kupp
    Marvin Jones
    Geronimo Allison
    Dede Westbrook
    Allen Robinson
    AJ Green
    Larry Fitzgerald

    Thanks in advance

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kupp, Westbrook, Robinson, Jones, Green, Fitzgerald

  5. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey MB!
    Im picking 12th in 12 team PPR league. Which 2 guys would you go with on the turn at end of the 1st from these choices:

    D Cook
    Zeke
    Thomas
    JuJu

    Thank you –

    • Johnny Be Good says:
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      And what if Chubb, Conner or LeVeon falls to 12….would you take any of them over Cook, Thomas or JuJu ??

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go Conner/Cook then ODB/Jones/Thomas

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Thanks! So you like going RB/WR at the 12/13 turn…

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Unless Chubb, Cook and Conner are off of the board, then I go WR/WR. Unlikely but I’ve seen it

  6. RICE says:
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    I was definitely paying attention to your articles… I have Aaron Jones, Robert Woods, Godwin, and Duke Johnson.

    My QBs are Wentz and Trubisky.

    Cam was just dropped. Replace Trubisky with Cam? I’m big on Trubisky this year, but I’m biased as a Bears fan. Help me see the truth please!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Oh yeah, Cam is an upgrade, I would do that in a second. I like Trubisky too but that’s a steal

  7. Abe Froman says:
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    12 Team, 0.5 PPR. Thoughts?

    QB – Goff/Winston
    RB – CMC/Kerryon/Duke/Henderson/Justin Jackson
    WR – Allen/Godwin/Boyd/Westbrook/MVS
    TE – Walker

    How’d we do?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Great depth, if Delanie faulters, you can find something on the waiver wire

  8. Joltin Joe says:
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    10 team, full point PPR

    QB – Goff, Trubisky
    RB – Conner, Damien Williams, Duke Johnson, Ekeler, Darwin Thompson
    WR – Julio, Evans, Boyd, Woods, Samuel, MVS
    TE – Henry

    Pollard is on the waiver? Tempted to grab him in case he’s the next Conner. What would you do?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nice squad! I don’t see anyone that I would drop for Pollard

      • MB

        MB says:
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        I guess MVS and you can figure out WR depth later

  9. Eric says:
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    What’s up bud!?
    I’m in a ppr league.I can protect Carson as my 6th rounder or K Johnson as my 8th rounder.Tough call for me I like Carson as they run all the time and he’s supposed to catch more and David is gone.But KJ was very good when he played but I really don’t trust Det as they will be behind for the majority of the time.
    What’s your call?
    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think you get better value with Kerryon Johnson. They’re both going to run a lot and have injury risk. Kerryon Just has more upside to me

  10. Joey Joe Jo says:
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    12 team half ppr 9th pick

    QB – Kyler, Jackson
    RB – DJ, Devonta, Duke, Latavius, Darwyn
    WR – JuJu, Woods, Green, Fitz, Anthony Miller
    TE – Engram
    K – some guy
    D – Cowboys

    Thoughts? Chase Edmonds didn’t get drafted. Would you drop Miller for the DJ cuff? Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nice. Eh, I’d rather carry 5 WRs

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      hey! why is the worst name ever getting more people in on it anyway?! kidding, feel free, it’s awesome reference.

  11. BigBun says:
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    20 team, half ppr, 6th pick

    QB – Goff, Eli lol
    RB – Zeke, Carson, Murray, Breida
    WR – Diggs, J Brown, A WIlson, Miles Boykin, C Beasley
    TE – Andrews

    Should I be looking to trade one of my RBs for a WR or hold and see if one of my dart throws hits? Thanks!!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I’d go for it with Carson and see if you can get a volume guy like Robert Woods

  12. CP says:
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    Would you rather take a late round flier on Mike Davis or CJ Anderson as running back that could open the season in a time share?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      CJ Anderson for possible goal line work

  13. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Got C- for my efforts in a 12 team 1pt PPR according to Yahoo.

    QB: Rivers
    RB: McCaffrey, Fournette, Michel, Murray, Pollard, J. Jackson
    WR: Allen, Woods, Davis, DJ Moore, M. Jones, AJ Green
    TE: Graham

    Thoughts?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      A C- on Yahoo usually means good things for actual results. But, you can do better at TE

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      literally don’t pay any attention to what yahoo thinks about your draft. i could explain why in detail, but if you really need to hear that to believe this i shouldn’t have typed anything. just ditch the automated email it sends you about this.

  14. Justin says:
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    2 Qb league. we got half PPR. i had the 9th pick in a 10 person league. what you think of my team?

    QB: carson wentz, ben roth, josh allen

    RB: Dalvin cook, chris carson, josh jacobs, david montgomery, rashaad penny, tony pollard

    WR: keenan allen, deandre hopkins, marvin jones, desean jackson

    TE: hunter henry

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Stacked!

  15. RICE says:
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    Hey MB!

    In a deep 12-team / 0.5PPR – who would you rather be holding in your very last roster spot to start the season (although it’s likely to be the first person to go in a week anyway)?

    DaeSean Hamilton
    Albert Wilson
    Trey Quinn
    Dare Ogunbowale
    Miles Boykin

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Either Trey or Dare depending on positional need

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins says:
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        rudy’s machine has moved ogun up a LOT lately in PPR or half. i’d go with a-wil here as he destroyed football when last seen playing.

  16. Last One out of Liberty says:
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    I’m in a 12 team keeper league. 1/2 point ppr. We can keep up to 4 guys, losing rounds 1 -4’s picks, if you keep anyone. Anyways, I have Kamara, Bell, and Julio Jones to keep so I’ll lose rounds 1-2-3. I have some offers to grab a 4th keeper. See below:
    League format – 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, no flex

    I was offered Cooper for this year’s 5th round pick. I’ve been trying to get the guy to lower it to a 6th round pick.
    I was offered Kittle for a 2020 5th round pick.

    Would you take either offer?

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Staying away from Cooper because of his feet, I would do it for Kittle

  17. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    see how this looks. comish 2 years ago probably for a good reason (the worst teams had utterly horrible keepers from being run into the ground) went to non snake. starting this year though the purpose had been fulfilled, the worst 2 teams in record last year had better keepers than me (team that won, and most other top 4 teams), meanwhile a ton of owners showed up (but were very lazy and waited till draft date today) wanting to go back to snake, but for this year it’s still non snake. .2 PPR with position maxes and deep benches. for some reason mixon and chubb weren’t kept, but obviously those 2 went 1.1 and 1.2. i went RB for my 1st 4 picks from what i saw available already being weak. could’ve kept drake instead, and could’ve drafted drake ahead of ballage, but ballage was cheaper of course. draft starts in the 7th. 12 teamer here.
    QB (1 starts, 3 max): wentz (K), murray (19th), dalton (29th)
    RB (2, 6 max): michel (K), coleman (7th), ballage (8th), breida (9th), singletary (10th), d.henderson (14th)
    WR (2, 6 max): julio (K), JJSS (K), c.davis (11th), sutton (12th), j.brown (BUF, 15th), metcalf (24th)
    TE (1, 4 max): ertz (K), hooper (got i hate hooper, TE is probably only position i got snaked to a few times but this is backup anyway, 16th), everett (27th)
    3 R/W/T flexes here
    K (1, 3 max): lambo (30th)
    team D (1, 2 max): LAC (17th), CAR (28th)
    LB (2, 4 max): wagner (K), l.david (21st), kwon A (25th)
    DB (2, 4 max): baker (18th), mcdougald (20th), h.smith (23rd)
    DL (2, 4 max): j.bosa (13th), vernon (22nd), c.heyward (26th)
    1 IDP flex spot (and i have too many 12th week bye guys, 2 per at DL and DB). we have a lot of IR slots here, and if any of my WR/TE/RB go into those i’ll add depth IDP guys, since IR guys DO count against position maxes.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      basically if i didn’t go 4 straight RB’s to start draft i’d be embarrassed to even show what they’d end up being here. i’d be starting guys like CJ anderson in a 12 team league sometimes possibly, that’s not great for a 20 teamer.

  18. Paul Zone says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keeper idp league with the first pick. We can keep 8 players. Who would take at #1?

    Jacobs
    Kerryon
    Montgomery
    Carson

    My keepers on offense:
    Watson
    McCaffrey
    Cook
    Adams
    JuJu
    Kittle

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I have Josh Jacobs ranked the highest in this group.

  19. Jake says:
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    Would you hang onto J Williams as a handcuff for A. Jones for a bench spot or replace Williams with Dare or Ty Montgomery ? I dont feel like Williams has standalone value but Dare or Montgomery could .

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would much rather add Dare

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      also there’s a new rookie RB in GB that could easily usurp j-will anyway. ogun meanwhile might end up just being the most valuable guy on his own team without any injuries at all.

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