As many of us know by sifting through the waiver wire (and many of us not being Gronk owners), the troublesome times of being a “1-B” tight end owner have become very apparent.  For soothe!  The streaming tight end Acropolis of Justice has arrived and peered it’s shallow head.  Alas, it is Sir Eric of Ebron riding on his trusty steed of Cooter.  It’s funny I wrote that without any implications of it being sexually charged in any manner, and when I reread it out loud in front of my church choir, it elicited several “lord have mercies!” and a few “oh my’s!”  It’s Fantasy Football, fellow church pundits.  There is no sexual being in the house of Jay(Wrong), because the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by pass-catching tight ends. And you will know my name is the Lord when I strike my YAC on thee.  So I am glad that religiousness is all omnipresent up in here, because last week instead of getting Wilson’d, I should have Nae-Nae’d and said Conley… my bad.  Alex Smith is the Judas of fantasy quarterbacks, and my coin said tails to his Conley heads.  I will atone thee this week with the bye week and future tight end love through my tagging of Eric Ebron as the salvation of the usually blah-flotilla known as the fantasy TE.  Intrigued?  Of course you are, I just used 3-4 hidden quotes directly from the bible in that first paragraph.  Seek further for the divinity of knowledge within!

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What is not to like about Eric Ebron?  He has the full support of the newly minted J.B. Cooter behind him.  He’s from a neighboring hood of mind known as Newark.  He’s in a pass-heavy offense that has yet to find it’s way under a regime that has been since shown the door.  That endorsement is good news for Megatron owners, or if you don’t own Calvin Johnson, this is the last time you can to attempt to buy low. So the TE position has been a huge blah-fest, it’s like going to Jamaica and not partaking in the local vegetation. Just awful display of human sensibility.  So as you look at the blank void left in your TE spot this week from the bye week of the Ertz, Reed and Clay Foundation of Fantasy Blandness, look at the Lions tight end who is owned in a mere 24% of ESPN leagues, (before waivers obviously happened).  If he is available in your league and you have someone either on bye or is basically failing to meet the grade fantasy-wise, it’s time to make a switch, and a switch possibly for the rest of the year.

So what can Ebron do for you this week to help solidify your fantasy team from being torn to shreds in comparison to the fantasy/waiver darling of TE’s in Gary Barnidge?  Invest in Ebron.  I know it sounds like the company that tanked and swallowed most of its investors with it.  This is fake, fantasy, the pretend version of football.  It is like Freddy Kruger of stats, just don’t fall asleep, or for that matter, pee the bed, because that’s just gross.  So Ebron faces off against the Chiefs this week, and for the most part, they aren’t great against opposing TE’s, yielding 7 pass attempts and over 50 yards a game.  Ebron is no normal Nancy, he wears special doll clothes and is in a higher-powered offense than most.  We really haven’t seen it much this year as the old regime was stale.  The previous game was a Northeast classic against one of the best teams against a tight ends, and he managed 5 catches on all 5 targets for 89 yards and 1 TD.  Those numbers alone are great for a weekly streamer, but Ebron is putting his foot in the ground and making his name like Redman or the Outsidaz.  He is going to be a “1-A” tight end the rest of the way… book it.  And that’s the bottom line cause the Smoke show says so!   Smokey’s prediction: 7 Targets 6 Receptions, 76 Yards 1 Touchdown.

 

 

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  1. Re-Pete says:
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    Looking forward to the TE rankings this week. In the meantime, are you putting Ebron ahead of someone like Martellus Bennett this week and ROS?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Re-Pete: I dont reallly have too much input into the rankings as that is Jay’s gig. ROS my TE’s are

      Gronk
      Olsen
      Bennett
      Kelce
      Eifert
      Ebron

  2. G says:
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    Hey Smokey,

    Thoughts on trading Hurns for Dion Lewis. After Leveon Bell my Rbs are weak with Ellington, Spiller, and Ryan Mathews. At WR I have Calvin, AJ, Stefon Diggs, Wright, Nate Washington, Wallace, and Hurns. Other offer I was going to make to a different owner was Hirns and Ellington for Blount and Gio Bernard. Would you do either deal? Which do you prefer? Thanks

    • Smokey

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      @G: Def like the moves based on pure volume of WR of use you own. I would prefer the latter of the 2 first

  3. STL says:
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    I was deciding between ASJ and Ebron as my Bye week filler this week. I was leaning toward ASJ with VJax out, but your article swayed me. You haven’t steered me wrong yet Smokey.

    • Smokey

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      @STL: nice all the pressures on me now. lol

  4. Scott says:
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    Speaking of Detroit, Ameer Abdullah is available in one league where I have Christine Michael and Joseph Randle. Drop one of these two clowns for Ameer? Or I could get rid of Marvin Jones, Delanie Walker or Charles Clay.

    • Smokey

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      @Scott: are Clay and Walker your ony TE’s?

      • Scott says:
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        @Smokey: I picked up Ebron, homie!

        • Smokey

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          @Scott: word that makes sense…Clay is the drop then

  5. RC says:
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    Smokey,

    TE related trade question. Who gets the better end? Gronkowski & Willie Snead (Team 1) for Randall Cobb, Tyler Eiffert, Phillip Rivers (Team 2). Other version of this trade offer was Gronkowski (Team 1) for Cobb, Eiffert (Team 2).

    Rosters (minus RB’s, no PPR)
    Team 1 Roster: Russell Wilson, Edelman, Maclin, Decker, Snead, Gronkowski
    Team 2 Roster: Carson Palmer/Rivers, Hilton, Fitzgerald, Rishard Mathews, Tavon Austin, Cobb, Eiffert

    • Smokey

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      @RC: I like the return that Team 1 is getting for Gronk

      • RC says:
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        @Smokey: Thanks homie. We’ll see if I can squeeze Rivers in the deal. Otherwise I’m a bit hesitant to give up Gronk for an injured Cobb + Eiffert.

  6. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Yo what up Smokey?

    current squad

    Q – Ryan
    WR – ODB Jr
    Wr – Larry Fitz
    RB – Gurley
    RB – Woodhead
    TE – Gronk
    Flex – Dion Lewis

    bn – Hillman
    bn – Amari Cooper
    bn – Ellington
    bn – James Jones
    bn – Dalton
    bn – Rishard Matthews
    bn – David Cobb

    Just traded Eifert for Hillman, and I have the following offer on the table – do I take this?

    I get Beast mode
    I give up Woodhead, Fitzgerald and Dalton

    This is a .5 PPR AND .5 PER CARRY so I’m thinking it makes sense to deal out of my depth. I can slot Amari in at WR2 and pick up Carr, Tannehill, Fitzpatrick as my backup QB after….

    thoughts?

    • Smokey

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: that just seems like a ton to me. Dalton is your starter as Ryan is struggling a bit to find it. I would pass a little pricey for me

  7. Sean Don says:
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    Yo I have a question so I have eifert an Julius as my tes, should I drop Julius to get Ebron for my backup te? 1.5ppr

    • Smokey

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      @Sean Don: Well you only really need Eifert he already has had his bye so real need for another TE unless you are weak at Flex options and then I like Ebron better than JT

  8. Butterfield says:
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    What’s dez bryant’s trade value right now? Will he be a top-20 or top-10 WR when he’s back (assuming he doesn’t re-injure)?

    • Smokey

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      @Butterfield: Well his value is stunted because he won have Romo til week 11. Trade value wise he is a WR2. When he’s back he will be top 10 from week 11 on

  9. Allan says:
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    Smokey,
    I’ve got Cameron and Reed in a standard league at tight end. Should I drop Cameron for Ebron? Ladarius Green also available.

    • Smokey

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      @Allan: cameron for Ebron yes

  10. one more time says:
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    eric ebron is the night in shining armor we all needed…

    would you trade khiry robinson for matt stafford if you’re a matt ryan owner?

    or khiry for drew brees?

    brandon marshall for tom brady?

    or dez bryant or alshon jeffery for brady? i have deep wr depth (antonio brown, brandon marshall, dez, alshon, martavis)… but i know i’ll be overpaying bad at dez or alshon

    • Smokey

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      @one more time: I would definitely want Ryan cover and Khiry seems like a nice give for Staff. or Brees. I would stop there though as the others would kill your depth

  11. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in deep leagues conley was much less obtainable than a.wilson though.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: brings up this question, for 20 team PPR i have hopkins (thank god)/aiken/m.wilson/a.wilson/funchess. drop a.wilson or funchess for dye TB? he seems like last week’s a.wilson.

    • Smokey

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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: True story, Dye is similar, I am not a Funchess believer at all

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Smokey: but his name sounds so much like some kind of snack food. mmmmmmmm funchess, gotta pick some up from the store.

  12. Yo says:
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    Would you trade forsett for dez? Ppr league, rest of team below

    QB – Rodgers
    WR – Antonio brown
    WR – Keenan Allen
    WR – donte moncrief
    RB – forsett
    RB – gurley
    TE – kelce
    Flex – Jonathan Stewart

    I have no bench receivers currently, none of the above have had their bye week yet.

    Thanks

    • Smokey

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      @Yo: If you have a Rb on the bench it may help you but getting Dez now is a good idea he is either going to go way up or get hurt. Forsett is a low end RB1 seems a little high in price now but in 5-6 weeks come playoffs may make more sense.

      • Yo says:
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        @Smokey:

        What if he threw in Ebron?

        I don’t have a ton of bench depth, bench RBs are Rawls, j bell, and karlos Williams.

        • Smokey

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          @Yo: I like it for a few weeks from now, just leaves you short for now and bye weeks. Ebron would be a plus and I would do it

  13. Wide Right says:
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    Dump Rudolph (vs the leaky Bears D) for Ebron.. in a ppr?

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