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Just in time for tonight’s prime time festivities, there are reports surfacing like leaky submarines (stay with me here) that “tension” exists between Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. If by tension you mean “sh*tty quarterback play”, then yes, I can see that.

Two sources told ESPN that former rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted as Brady’s successor and the move could happen “sooner than later.” No source suggested that “sooner” would mean a change during the 2014 season.

So the question here is, what the heck does “soon” mean then? Soon to me is, like, soon. Not 365 days from now. Let’s figure out what these words actually mean before using them, yes?

Cincinnati, who could arguably be one of the best teams so far, brings in a well-balanced offensive attack, despite all the gingerness, not to mention a physical defense that has helped generated the only undefeated team in the AFC. Then again, the Bengals have a propensity to lay down in meaningful games, but lucky for them, this isn’t the playoffs.

 

Drinking Game

Note: I’ll be doing DC Brau’s The Public™ Pale Ale for the beer portion, and Jameson for the shots portion.

Take one sip of beer if…

A.J. Green does something that proves Andy Dalton would have been a terrible quarterback if he didn’t exist.

Someone calls the Bengals defense “underrated”.

Whenver Tom Brady does something bad, Al or Chris brings up Logan Mankins. Scratch that, whenever they claim it’s not Brady’s fault. That should cover you for the night.

Take one shot of liquor if…

Danny Amendola gets injured.

Tom Brady acts like a total b*tch when someone touches him.

 

Totally Legitmate Game Prediction

Bengals – 6, for how many Bengals stripes there are on their helmets. Is it six? FACT: I don’t care.

Patriots – 5… how many minutes until Rob Gronkowski gets injured.

  1. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, drop K Davis for P Thomas or A Williams (I own R Jennings) as well as Murray, Matthews, Ingram, Hyde, Asiata & McKinnon in my 10team non -ppr, what move do I make?

    At WR there is T Benjamin or OD Beckham, pretty thin waivers at WR..I own Cobb, Wallace, Edelman & E Royal, ouch…

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Oliver also available in my league…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Pierre Thomas has burned me a lot this year, and depending on the MRI, who knows what’s going to happen with Jennings. I’d go Williams here. I like Beckam over Royal… but I might just hold there.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Williams over K Davis? & hold on Beckham over Royal?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: I’d go Williams, he might start getting starter reps, and I’d go Beckham over Royal for the upside. I’m assuming these guys are depth right now.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: Thanks, yea it will be Beckham for depth or bye week fill…although is there any value in Oliver as they face the Raiders next week..my flex is either Asiata/McKinnon (bad matchup vs Det), Williams, or grab Oliver somehow… (cant use Ingram/Matthews on bench but could use Beckham at flex as well)

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Nick: I’m not sure what Oliver’s role will be right now. He’s a good speculative add, and will be more relevant going forward, but more than starters? Maybe over Mck.

  2. goober gobber says:
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    yoyoyo

    with SD having another RB injury, should I drop Taliaferro and grab Oliver?

    • goober gobber says:
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      @goober gobber: Also, sitting in 2nd place with this week coming down to SNF and MNF… but with one of the top scores once again… and it is 100% thanks to you. So thanks! You rock.

      • goober gobber says:
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        @Jay: oh snap, A.Williams is also avail.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goober gobber: I’d go Williams, it looks like things are swinging his way a bit.

  3. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Got Graham and Kelce. Both on BYE next week. Drop Kelce for one of these options:

    OD
    T.Wright
    Clay
    Reed
    Cook

    2) Vereen and Asiata suck. Drop either/both for any of the following:

    A.Williams
    Oliver
    FJax
    Ridley
    Hillman

    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: 1. Reed, but it’s a shame to drop him. Try for a trade maybe.

      2. I’d do Williams over Asiata.

  4. Xavier says:
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    Thoughts on Montee Ball? Probably ok to give up on him if the MRI says he’s done for a couple of weeks, right?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Xavier: Maybe, if he’s killing your roster. I’ve been down on him for a long time, but it’s a shame to drop that value if it’s just for a few weeks.

  5. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Is Branden Oliver going to be worth anything once Ryan Mathews comes back? Debating putting a claim but if he’ll only have value for a couple of weeks I’ll save my claim.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PooPoo Platter: As much as Darren Sproles is with the Eagles, minus some vultures from Brown.

  6. Hans says:
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    With khiry on bye and ingram thought ti be returning out of the bye, is it okay to drop him for Hillman if ball is out and extended period of time, other option would be vereen.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hans: I’m fine with that, but I would expect Robinson to have a bigger role even with Ingram coming back.

  7. Ron says:
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    Today is why I HATE fantasy football! I have the lowest point total in my league and who do I have on my roster?

    Rodger, Charles, Megatron, Cruz, Crabtree, Stacy….5 out of 6 duds.

    I HATE FFB! Ughh…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: One of my teams scored 40 points while my bench scored 90+ points. The tobacco industry has nothing on fantasy football.

  8. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    remember back in the day, when NE used to throw the ball to Vereen (A LOT), and he was PPR monster, now i need him to get 10 more yards to get my yardage bonus to justify not looking like an asshole while i wait for ingram/mathews to come back. PPR clearly. this roster. i was happily at a computer before CIN game started to drop M.Jones for Reed after Jimmy G got hurt (he had bye next week anyway, this just made it able for me to skip the weekly waiver gamble, since i’ll very likely be 4-1, unless Niles Paul can outscore Garcon by more than 15.4) Good news is my Vereen got to play against opp’s GIO this week. My CIN defense actually did worse than ARI (1 vs 5, ARI had some TO’s)
    cutler/romo
    vereen/s-jax (had to start him today too, got lucky)/ingram/rainey/mathews/miller
    wayne/julio/quick/garcon/gordon (RES stash)
    graham/reed

    drop rainey for Oliver (he might have more value to Mathews owner than Rainey, but maybe not)?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Well, you still have to be happy with Vereen reappearing tonight. I like Oliver, and pumped him as a deep league add earlier in the year, but he’ll be the new step-below-Sproles when Mathews comes back. There’s value there.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jay: there’s almost my way my (at best) 10th waiver gets him for dropping rainey, but i’ll put it in when i can.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jay: yeah, i am, but it looked like your feeling was right, and CIN just mailed this one in, even for a bad road team, esp their defense.

  9. DiRo says:
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    Would you trade Cruz straight up for Spiller in a 0.5 ppr league?

    Also as a Pats fan I enjoyed this post :)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DiRo: No, I would hold. And thanks!

      • DiRo says:
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        @Jay: Well I need RB help because I have Ellington, Vereen, Ball, Bell, Freeman.

        While my receivers are D Thomas, Marshall, Benjamin, Cruz.

        Would you still hold on that trade. Ball’s injury seems significant and Bell will probably be brought back in slowly the next week or so.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @DiRo: it’s okay to trade Cruz, but I think you can do better.

          • DiRo says:
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            @Jay: ok thanks

          • DiRo says:
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            @Jay: how do you feel about Forsett? I know he is the starter in name, but he is sharing a lot of touches

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @DiRo: yup, he’s the guy right now.

              • DiRo says:
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                @Jay: is he worth trading Cruz for?

                Because I am about to offer Ball, Bell, Cruz for a guy who is 0-4 and has J Charles and I’d take his Decker of his hands.

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @DiRo: Eh, I’d still want Cruz there instead of Forsett. If you are making a move on Charles though, I like that deal for you.

  10. Clint says:
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    I was telling a guy I worked with a few years back who was a huge Pats fan what it felt like when Favre went to the Vikes. I told him to wait until Bill saw Brady becoming a liability and trades him to the Jets. He naturally scoffed at the idea but it wouldn’t surprise me at ALL to see the Pats do something like this right now, especially considering they could still get a good haul for him. Yeah, it’d piss off the base but if Jim-may becomes A-Rod, they’ll get over it pretty quickly.

    • TOGMAN says:
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      @Clint: Brady will never play for the Jets. In your dreams bro.

      • Clint says:
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        @TOGMAN:

        I never thought I’d see Favre playing for anyone but Green & Gold, especially the hated Vikings either, man. No one thought Montana’d play for anyone but the ‘Niners. MJD in Oakland? No one thought Harbaugh could be ran out of San Fran for draft picks but those rumors are swirling too.

        It’s a business and Brady sounds pretty po’d at the brass lately. When you couple that with the Patriot Way being to send vets out of town just before they lose their value, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Pats swindle the Jets out of some good draft picks and send Tom Terrific there. Brady would have the motivation to want to destroy the Pats for the trade and the Jets would have the star name they crave to supplement that run game & defense Ryan’s trying to build. I don’t believe there’s any no trade clauses anymore in the NFL so it’s merely a matter of salary cap vs price if the Pats strike while they can, doesn’t matter what Brady will or won’t do. The dynasty’s gotta end some time so they might as well set themselves up for a rebuild while they can.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Anything is possible, but I’m sure if Tom Brady ever switched teams, it would be like Peyton Manning’s exodus to an already good team. The Jets are too trashy at this point.

      • Adam Jonesin Jr says:
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        @Jay: i was about to agree with above, until i noticed that Jay’s right about Brady, he would only go to a good team. When Favre went to GB rival it was only since he knew he’d have chance to win at MIN.

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