NFL: Divisional Round-San Franciso 49ers at Carolina Panthers

I AM SEVENMAN!

Well, most of these games today were terrible, or required triage as the week 2 early morning games were brought to you by the NFL Kickers Union and Obamacare. I knew I should have gone to the bar instead of watching multiple games at home… but I’m not putting on pants now, so here I am as the second week of Sunday Night Football brings us the Bears and 49ers. While it’s still a game-time decision, as I let you know this morning, it appears that Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery may not play tonight. Which I guess means that it’s going to be Forte all Forte long. Whatever that means.

 

Drinking Game

Note: I’ll be doing PBR (classy) for the beer portion, and Jameson for the shots portion.

Take one sip of beer if…

Jay Cutler runs for his life and makes a hasty decision.

You get really confused why they keep showing this old white guy on the sideline, then remembering Lovie Smith isn’t the coach anymore.

The commercial bumpers show The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, The Streetcar, or Pier 39.

Kaepernicking occurs.

Take one shot of liquor if…

Harbaugh does a tantrum. This should cover you for the entire night.

 

Totally Legitimate Game Prediction

Bears – Negative one point for each wide receiver out with an injury.

49ers – Eh, based on the Bears score, 49ers don’t need any points.

 

  1. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, was just talking to you about dropping Jones-Drew for McKinnon, but since I have R. Matthews, is Donald Brown the better pickup??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      At this point, yes.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Woodhead is available too but I think Im going to stick with Brown on my bench….

        Also, I dropped James Jones last week & now that he has produced for 2 weeks, is he worthy of a stash over Baldwin?

        Thanks again!

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: Scratch that Woodhead is gone

          • Nick says:
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            Now I’m thinking maybe drop Baldwin for Donald Brown & leave Jones-Drew on my bench for RB depth (starting Murray & Jennings — Matthews on bench as he is hurt)

            Then left with James Jones on the wires, I have Bowe, Hyde, Jennings & Gates on the bench

            Thanks in adavance for the advice, I appreciate it!

          • Nick says:
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            @Nick: Now I’m thinking maybe drop Baldwin for Donald Brown & leave Jones-Drew on my bench for RB depth (starting Murray & Jennings — Matthews on bench as he is hurt)

            Then left with James Jones on the wires, I have Bowe, Hyde, Jennings & Gates on the bench

            Thanks in advance for the advice, I appreciate it!

            • Nick says:
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              @Nick: Sorry for so many replies & clogging the comments but Kniles Davis & Rainey are available as well…help a brother out! Have to make my pickups quick!

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Nick: Get Davis now.

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Nick: Dropping Baldwin is perfectly fine.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Well, if it’s PPR, I’d go Woodhead.

  2. Principal Blackman says:
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    It is starting to look like a real possibility that my 2014 fantasy football season is worse than my fantasy baseball season, which would be quite a feat. I’m going to blame World Cup soccer.

  3. Lopes says:
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    Amending a previous question in another thread… offered Brandon Marshall, Andre Ellington, Larry Fitzgerald for my Demarius Thomas, CJ Spiller and Terrance Williams. I have Stacy, Rashad Jennings, Ingram and West as my other RBs and Julio Jones, Hartline and Greg Jennings as my wideouts.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lopes: Yeah, I like this trade. I’m slightly concerned with Marshall’s ankle… but I think he would play tonight if there were implications. You are getting the better upgrades here.

  4. TJ says:
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    Drop Bernard Pierce for either Woodhead or Lamar Miller in a PPR?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TJ: Miller. Hurry.

  5. Lemmingness says:
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    Standard scoring,

    Need a replacement for Matthews, who do you like best between Rainey, Asiata, and Forsett?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lemmingness: Eh, man, I guess Rainey from that list.

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, let me see if i’m right. i’m still gonna win somehow in league where i played locker over cutler. dropped floyd to do it. did get lucky in that league with rainey (on bench), and moreno going out (i still have miller). vereen no targets almost. just awful. ARI defense saved it. and graham/julio. It’s likely (we do the good waivers, with inverse standings, i’ll be 2-0) i’ll get none of these people (at least the good ones)
    1. drop streater for any of (in this order) james jones/a.roberts (.5 pts per return yard)/ginn/jacoby jones/m.austin?
    2. drop sankey for knile davis/d.brown/mccluster (like you mathews as my 1# RB in this one)
    3. different league drop freeman for knile (this is worst RB spot, i also have stacy/murray/ivory/c.johnson)
    4.(full .1 pt per return yd though). we start only 2 WR with 1 flex here. patterson/julio/wright/gordon/jacoby jones also. drop stills or pitta for any of j. jones/quick/d.walker/paul. i could go backup TE here, or even replace pitta (seems early to replace him though)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: just saw about mathews, so in 2 it’s definitely d.brown attempt to grab. or have to start s-jax/rainey (if he starts) next week, along with vereen.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @goodfold2: Eh, I still like Davis over Brown here. I liked what I saw from Rainey today.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Welcome to fantasy football.

      1. Eh, still holding.
      2. Davis.
      3. Yeah, go for Davis again.
      4. Hmm, probably holding here too.

  7. Nick says:
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    Thanks Jay, here is where I stand & who is left on waivers;

    QB-Rodgers
    RB-Murray, Jennings, Matthews, K. Davis, Hyde & Jones-Drew
    WR- Cobb, Edelman, Wallace, Bowe, Jennings
    TE- Witten & Gates

    Do I drop Jones-Drew or Jennings for J. Jones, B. Rainey, Shorts, Evans, M. Floyd, J. Jones..

    You see anybody worth making any more moves this week for Jones-Drew or Jennings?

    Thanks!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Forgot Donald Brown is available to for hand-cuff to Matthews who might be down for a while…Woodhead is taken..

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Nick: I’m okay skipping on Brown.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Hold on Jennings. Jones Drew for Rainey is fine. I would actually drop Bowe for Floyd right now.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: @Jay: Thanks Jay, any reason for dumping Bowe for M. Floyd? If i were to drop Bowe, you dont think it should be for D.Brown as my handcuff to Matthews?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: I would be fine plugging Hyde in there. I think your depth is okay, and in tomorrow’s post, I’ll mention that while Brown is the handcuff, I’m not high on him.

  8. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    charles owner, also have bell (PIT)/woodhead/d.williams/greene, can only start 2. PPR. looking like a huge idiot for dropping ridley instead of d.will (or maybe no drop) for greene a few days ago.
    drop either or both of d.will/greene for knile/ridley/d.brown/miller. i’m assuming that’s the right order, just don’t know if i should drop 1 or 2 of those guys.

    also, rudolph/streater owner (james jones finally broke out, i have him too), we start exactly 3 WR. drop either of those for paul/m.austin/royal/a.robinson/roberts? streater is WR 6.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: It’s alright, I would have done the same thing. Ridley is a great option, until he fumbles… it’ll happen sooner rather than later. Get Knile and Miller here. You can drop both.

      I would hold here on the WR.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: it’s extremely likely i won’t get 2 (esp not top two) of that list. are all 4 of those guys more useful than d.will and greene or just knile and miller? if it’s all 4 i’m thinking the order goes knile/miller/ridley/brown. i’ll likely get one total of those guys, as i’m very likely to be in 2nd worst waiver position (i’ll be 2-0 with 2nd most total pts out of all 2-0 teams, as long as luck gets 12.76, yahoo projects 25.04 for him). we have waivers that actually help out the worst teams (parity is the way to have good leagues, no reason the best team who’s never needed to make a move due to having the healthiest team swooping in and grabbing the best pickup of the year, or the biggest one at the end of the year).

  9. Robert says:
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    AP owner who plugged in Moreno and now he is gone. Who is the best drop for Knile: Sankey, Devonta, or Moreno?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Moreno. Looks like anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

  10. Steve Stevenson says:
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    #1 waiver, RB-poor team, 0.5ppr. K. Davis or Rainey?

  11. Allan says:
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    And to make my day complete I had the 49ers D and sat Cutler for Stafford. Baseball makes so much more sense.

    • Robert says:
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      @Allan: I dominated my baseball H2H league all season. After a 1st rnd bye, I lost this week because my hitters went a little cold(lost Stanton, Soler) and my starters(Grey, Tehran) couldn’t buy a win. Fantasy in general is frustrating.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Allan: sat cutler for locker.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @goodfold2: Yup, based on my rankings, that was the correct move. Football is a cruel mistress.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @goodfold2: And just to add, seeing as how we’re all talking about it, I think the feels are a bit worse on this side, as giving shitty advice really irks the heck out of me.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jay: i would never fault you guys, you do your damn best and put in hella crazy work around here. I was worried as shit about cutler for matchup/WR’s likely injured. I still won that league. I went and listened to other “experts” (pros consensus put in 2 names and see what % of a lot of them would do) and told a friend of mine to play CJ?K over olsen, that cost him 5 pts. he’s now tied instead of up 5 with his parkey vs viniteri. Olsen’s floor seems to be so damn high (80 yards or so) i’m an idiot for not following your ranks there. He sorta wanted to do CJ?K already first, but i should have just grabbed the safe floor of olsen.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @goodfold2: Yeah, no, I hear ya. I think this weekend, if we followed rational logic, our teams lost or died from injury. Just the nature of the thing I guess… just a bummer all around though.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jay: i don’t even have one team that wasn’t affected by at least one injury this week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Yup, I feel that.

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