Everyone likes running back depth, Jay likes it [Jay’s Note: Can confirm, I do like it.], Tehol loves it smothered in onions and soy sauce.  You get the point, everyone needs it, wants it, covets it.  How about owning someone who is getting glanced over this week because in some situations there is a better waiver wire add on the same team.  Crazy to think about, even better to rationalize. So when all the stat heads and waiver jockeys scour the waiver wire and grab the Titans RB1 in Bishop Sankey (if he isn’t owned, of course), turn your gaze to Terrance West.  The Brown outcast, who, guess what?  Gets the Browns this week.  It’s like a made-for-TV movie on the Hallmark channel starring Jaleel White as Terrance West and Malcolm Jamal Warner as Sankey.  It’s called Running Titans and it’s playing this week on Sunday only in select fields… okay, okay, it’s on one field, and it’s in Cleveland.  So who wants to buy in on some revenge game lovin’? That was rhetorical…

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So, Terrance West gets to suck the marrow out of a battered and bruised Browns defense that was run over by the Jets last week to the tune of 158 yards.  Granted, and in my favor of the argument, is the game was a blowout.  Guess what?  Does anyone think that this game will be anything close to that game?  I mean a 34-17 game is a stretch, but 28-10 sounds tasty.  My point is this game is going to be run into the ground before the 4th quarter starts.  The Browns, like everyone else, now have tape of Marcus Throwiota. He can throw the ball and it doesn’t have to be in a spread type offense.  The Titans running game was basically not needed/used to it’s utmost capabilities last game after being buoyed to a huge lead early and a run to the pile type of YPC.  They still managed to run 32 times, 13 by West himself.  Bishop may have gotten the glory, but this week it will be the garbage picker delight.

Nothing is better than a revenge game.  After not really ever getting a fair shake in Cleveland, West is going to be out to prove something.  That, and he is a skilled wordsmith and wasn’t what they thought he was… even if it may be as a garbage timer.  I don’t think he is primarily a garbage guy, but if the game gets out of hand, I can forsee the Titans feeding him often.  So what are we expecting versus a Cleveland team that is bad-to-average, at best, versus the run, and are an abomination on offense whether they are lead by the helicopter or the other participant of the “OvO” tattoo club? The Titans won’t be catapulted to an early lead based on turnovers this week, they are going to earn it.  Earn it over the ground, and through the air.

Smokey predicts: 18 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 14 YDS.

 

 

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  1. Mcbluntsky says:
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    Ppr league been offered A Gates and I would give A Boldin

    Current TE is gronk but we have 2 flex spots where a te can play

    My other wr are tate, Sanders, Steve Smith, Kendall wright, green-beckham

    • Smokey

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      @Mcbluntsky: At best Boldin is your WR4 I say go for it the output for gates as a second flex and backup TE is better

  2. Logan says:
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    Well I just cut West this morning in my deepest league. That is no good.

    Anyhow…

    SIT 1 of this group, in a +1 ppr league

    Lamar Miller @ JAC
    Chris Ivory @ IND
    Demaryius Thomas @ KC
    Brandin Cooks vs TB
    John Brown @ CHI

    My only must start RB/WR is Forte and I don’t know what to do with the rest of these guys. Wanna fit Brown in @ the Bears but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to.

    • Smokey

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      @Logan: yikes tough decision….Brown is the sit right now though its a tough one

  3. Nick says:
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    Would you even consider starting Sankey in a 10 teamer when I already have AP/Demarco at RB1/2 & J Randle at flex?

    • Smokey

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      @Nick: no zero

  4. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    my god I hope you’re right Smokey. injuries to Dez and ellington in a 14-teamer have thrust West into my starting lineup:

    QB Stafford
    WR Cobb
    WR Roddy White
    RB Woodhead
    RB West
    TE Bennett
    FLEX Cooper

    Bush
    Ellington
    Dez
    Gurley
    Julius Tomas
    Wheaton

    QUESTION though – does wheaton for chris johnson make sense? just need to make it a few weeks! or lance dunbar? PPR league

    thanks man

    • Smokey

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: it does especially since you are an Ellignton owner

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Smokey: thanks man – guy rejected the wheaton for chris johnson deal. what about dunbar? is that selling too low on wheaton? would you roll dunbar or terrence west out there?

        thanks

        • Smokey

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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Not selling low, Wheaton is no more than a wr3 and with Bryant back in 2 weeks he may be less

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Smokey: so you’d do wheaton for dunbar? dunbar or west this week?

            • Smokey

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              @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yea…McFadden has looked blah and Randle isn’t much better. It won’t be long before he is basically Vereen lite in that offense. Def Dunbar if its full PPR

  5. Brian says:
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    Would you start West over Sproles, Gore, or Giovanni Bernard?

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: this is not a ppr league.

      • Smokey

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        @Brian: yes I actually would…bold statement said and foot in the sand

        • Brian says:
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          @Smokey: I’m assuming bernard?

  6. Mike says:
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    14 team PPR.. Start 3 WR no flex. I lost Dez but was able to move Dez and A. Boldin for E. Sanders and Floyd-AZ. Thought of moving Sanders and A. Robinson for Edelman and Allen. What do you think?

    Current WR’s: Sanders, Robinson, Wright, S. Johnson, Floyd, Amendola and Kearse

    • Smokey

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      @Mike: I like that move, I have been a huge Allen believer

  7. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Head west for blow jobs

    • Scott says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: how kind of you to offer…

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: mmmmm jobs that require blowing

  8. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    standard with 1 day late waivers. max 6 RB and WR. start 3 RB, 3 WR, 2 flexes that can be a TE. got hyde/ingram/mccoy/sankey/k.davis/bush
    WR: julio/allen/a.robinson/royal/cruz/nelson (IR, he counts towards max 6, although he’s a keeper for next year)
    Best way to rank these RB (stop me when i should just keep bush, which might be the case right away): k.robinson (he could make better handcuff than bush maybe)/dunbar/west/bolden/j.allen/j.robinson/bradshaw/starks.

    2. same thing WR waiver rank (cruz drop or not): moncrief/s.johnson/benjamin/coleman/stills.
    I can likely wait for cruz, so it’s not immediate need, just looking for best player all year.

    • Smokey

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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I would rather have Khiry than bush and Dunbar. Bush is a 5 years ago RB that can not stay healthy enough to fantasy relevant

      Wait on Cruz

  9. Cole says:
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    Good stuff smokey. Rb depth is my problem and literally everyone is owned in a tough 12 teamer. I have
    Gordon
    Coleman
    Edelman
    Julio Jones
    Mathews (phi)
    Gronk

    Guy offers me Latavius Murray for Edelman. Take it?
    I have no notable bench players worthy of starting btw.

    • Smokey

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      @Cole: be patient, once the SD passing game takes notice and the other teams key on it Gordon will be relevant

      • Cole says:
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        @Smokey: yeah and it’s ppr and I prefer running 3 wr. Don’t get me wrong, my parents LOVE Latavius, I’m just not sold on him.

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          @Cole: there is really no good option available from FA. James Jones was scooped when he got cut from NYG. James white is owned. By me.

  10. Scott says:
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    ooh, I love revenge games!

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I need a backup in case The Mason is out again. unless I should use west anyway…?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Scott: Mason is blah anyway behind a shaky O-line

  11. Mike says:
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    12 team PPR. D. Thomas or Megatron? Both a little slow out the gate but who to trust rest of the way?? Thank So!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Mike: Thomas

  12. Sam says:
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    Dynasty league.. drop Christine Michael for West? I have Sankey

    • Smokey

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      @Sam: Sure seems lateral enough both young and have decent prospects as the future guy

      • Sam says:
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        @Smokey: Would you prefer David Jones to West?

        Also have Matt Jones as a possible drop (tho I like his prospects enxt season as I think A-Mo doesn’t get an offer from Was.. or hope anyways)

        • Smokey

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          @Sam: No David Johnson? I like Matt Jones for after week 8 or so

  13. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up smokeyyyyy

    Keeper league question

    Would you drop Phillip Dorsett for west?

    Drop Carr for Foles?

    • Smokey

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      @Slimbo: Who else do you have at WR besides Dorsett? I prefer Foles

  14. Randy says:
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    Who would you rather have as your end-of-the-bench WR stash in a standard league, Brandon Coleman or Tyler Lockett? Also, similar question for RB…which two would you want to have out of McFadden, David Johnson, or Artis Payne (I also have J-Stew, CJ Anderson, and Ryan Matthews). Thanks!

    • Smokey

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      @Randy: Lockett, Johnson and McFadden

  15. Abraham says:
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    PPR league

    Pierre Garcon or Larry Fitzgerald?

    Lamar Miller, Jonathan Stewart, Chris Johnson. Which 2 out of the 3?
    Side question. Will CJ Spiller be relevant soon? better than the mentioned RBs.

    Thanks!

    • Smokey

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      @Abraham: Pierre Miller and Stew. Spiller needs to prove healthy before calling me anything

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