grayjoy

Perhaps more recently known as Reek, Theon Greyjoy is the heir of Lord Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands in the ever popular Game of Thrones saga. At the age of nine, he was left as a hostage by his father with the House of Stark as a condition of surrender. Despite being a hostage, Theon was treated well by they Starks, and he a Robb Stark became best friends. Depicted in the HBO series as an arrogant and narcissistic person on the outside, Theon is actually weak, insecure, and unsure of himself. After turning on Robb Stark when he was sent home to Pyke to seek an alliance with Balon Greyjoy, through a series of events, life for Theon took a drastic turn. He unknowingly attempted to seduce his own sister, was rejected by his birth father, seized Winterfell, was betrayed by his own men, and eventually found himself the tortured prisoner of Roose Bolton’s bastard son, Ramsay Snow, who cut off his manhood (literally), renamed him Reek, and turned him into his own human pet.

But now on to some legitimate Gray joy…


Hidden Rupees Category 1: Best of the Rest (Weekly)

These are the players that are owned in less than approximately 85% of most leagues that were top performers based on last week’s stats.

Running Back: Jonas Gray (42.85 SAV)

How annoying is it to start typing “Jonas” into Google and have it autocomplete to “Jonas Brothers”. Are those losers still around? I would have thought at best one of them would be on Dancing With The Stars or some other “I used to be famous and now I’m just a jabroni” reality show. Jonas Gray treated all of his owners that started him to perhaps the best single-game effort this season from a running back carrying the ball 37 times for 201 yards, “breaking the plane” 4 (count that 4) times! A minor stat change where a face mask penalty actually wiped out a -2 yard run put Gray over 200 yards. I wonder how many leagues that affected that give 200-yard bonuses. Honorable Mention (C.J. Anderson 29.15)

Wide Receiver: Andrew Hawkins (25.6 SAV)

An drew you a picture of 6 receptions on 13 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown. I drew you a picture way back in week 3 where Andrew Hawkins was on your roster and I kept drawing a similar picture just about every week following. Clearly not enough of you listened to me because he ownership percentage is under 40 percent. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. I had to drop him the week he was out with a thigh injury due to bye week constraints on my lineup, but I have since reunited with the hawk and am intrigued to see how his level of participation in Cleveland’s offense will be affected by the return of Josh Gordon. Honorable Mention (Reuben Randle 24.35, Kenny Britt 24.3)

Tight End: Coby Fleener (22.25 SAV)

Theon lost his wiener and my fantasy teams gained a Fleener. Coincidence? As I mentioned in my Wednesday post, with Delanie Walker still speaking gibberish I was left with Jermaine Gresham, Coby Fleener and that dude with a hyphen in his name in Tampa to choose from. I went with Fleener because of Luck and their Stanford connection. Jackpot! Fleener was perfect with 7 catches on 7 targets for 144 yards. With Dwayne Allen out Fleener becomes a top tight end in the big offense of the Colts. Fleener, Fleener, Chicken Deeeener!


Hidden Rupees Category 2: Best of the Best (Weekly)

These are the best performing players based on last week’s stats regardless of percentage owned.

Running Back: Jonas Gray (42.85 SAV)

Rushing for over 200 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns has earned Jonas Gray a second spot in this week’s Stats Machine. Here’s my only concern with Gray moving forward. You never know how Belichick is going to use his running backs. I have read that some say he saw something he could exploit against the Colts with Gray so he did it. Do you really think Shane Vereen is just going to disappear as he did last week? I don’t. His pass catching abilities make him too valuable to ignore. While I think Gray will still be a valuable asset to the Patriots, I am just not sure how fantasy owners will know how many touches he is going to get from week to week making it difficult to rely on starting him. Just let me see it one more time… Honorable Mention (Le’Veon Bell 36)

Wide Receiver: Alshon Jeffery (35.7 SAV), Mike Evans (35.45 SAV)

I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys “Я” Us kid… Wait that’s not the same Jeffery? That’s Geoffrey the giraffe, formerly known as Dr. G. Rafee. My bad. How many of you consistently spell Alshon’s last name wrong just about every time you type it? Me too. Jeffery led all pass catchers this week with 17 targets, catching 11 of them for 135 yards and a touchdown. I don’t know about you, but the Stats Machine likes him more than his counterpart, Brandon Marshall.

Step up to the mic… Evans. With 7 receptions for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns you’re the next contestant on The Stats Are Right. In his last 3 games he has combined for 21 catches, 458 yards and 5 touchdowns. Mike Evans… Come on down!!!

Tight End: Coby Fleener (22.25 SAV)

See above. Honorable Mention (Rob Gronkowski 21.55)

 

Hidden Rupees Category 2A: Best of the Best (Year To Date)

I told you last week to get Lacy. And keep an eye on Charles Sims.

Running Back:
Matt Forte (31.85)
DeMarco Murray (28.07)
Le’Veon Bell (28)
Arian Foster (27.67)
Marshawn Lynch (24.42)
Andre Ellington (23.74)
Mark Ingram (22.51)
Jamaal Charles (21.38)
Justin Forsett (20.24)
Eddie Lacy (20.18)
Rashad Jennings (19.76)
LeSean McCoy (19.64)

Mike Evans shoots up the ranks. Roddy White stops by to say hello.

Wide Receiver:
Antonio Brown (27.82)
Demaryius Thomas (26.19)
Jeremy Maclin (25.14)
Emmanuel Sanders (24.64)
Jordy Nelson (24.54)
Golden Tate (25.29)
Julio Jones (22.73)
Dez Bryant (22.27)
Randall Cobb (22.21)
T.Y. Hilton (21.37)
Alshon Jeffery (22.19)
Mike Evans (20.59)
Brandon Marshall (20.56)
Sammy Watkins (20.52)
Kelvin Benjamin (19.4)
Anquan Boldin (19.34)
Roddy White (19.21)
Julian Edelman (19.19)

The tight end headlines according the Stats Machine. Big week out of Coby Fleener. The Gronk overtakes Jimmy Graham as the top tight end. Jermaine Gresham had 2 receptions and 2 touchdowns. Tony Moeaki scored a touchdown!

Tight End:
Rob Gronkowski (20.77)
Greg Olsen (19.85)
Jimmy Graham (19.74)
Martellus Bennett (19.64)
Julius Thomas (18.83)
Larry Donnell (16.45)
Delanie Walker (16.42)
Antonio Gates (16.26)
Jason Witten (16.21)
Heath Miller (15.85)

There were no duds of the week worth highlighting.

Examine the stats yourself (Downloadable Spreadsheet).

  1. Kyle says:
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    Choose three of the four: Hill/Bernard, Forsett, Josh Gordon, Emmanuel Sanders PPR

    Hopkins or Shorts? PPR

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Kyle: Sanders, Gordon and Forsett. Don’t know exactly how much Bernard is going to play so playing it safe with Forsett. Sanders says he’s ready to go.

      Hopkins by a little.

  2. CWebb says:
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    Haha, Jabroni

  3. Nick says:
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    still leaning Sanu over A Johnson & K Allen in non-ppr, right?

  4. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there,
    Too many options: Hawkins,Stills, Colston, McKinon or Gray…I’m to tired t choose!
    Thanks for your help!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: So here’s the issue. I just don’t trust Gray. Especially this week against Detroit. As I said above, I expect Vereen to play his role for the Pats. Gray has a role, but I just don’t know when to expect to see it. So this makes it extremely hard to rank him. I’d love to rank him first, but there’s just no way. For this week here’s how I rank them: McKinnon, Hawkins, Gray, Colston and Stills. Hope that helps bro!

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @malamoney: slow clap for mMONEY here (not that you said gray would have NO role, but you did warn against using him)

  5. Stanman says:
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    Rank these TEs ROS: Delanie walker, Kyle Rudolph, Jordan Cameron. Also is Jordan Cameron even worth mentioning? What’s up with him? My friend dropped him in a league and I kinda want to pick him up, but I’m scared he’s just gonna put up 0’s for the rest of the season

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Stanman: Exactly as you have them. Walker, Rudolph and then Cameron. Rudolph does have the ability to pass Walker. Heck Jordan Cameron has the ability to be best of the 3, but it seems he’s still not ready to play this week and his rest of season is just a question mark. He is practicing, so I would keep an eye on him. If he can be healthy and with Josh Gordon back, he could be a nice addition for the fantasy playoffs.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Stanman: i jennifer think’s he’s hot, so there’s that.

  6. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Got to win to have a playoff chance. Anyway I should start Gordon over one of these four. Dez, Marshall, Jeffery, Gronk. Thanks.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nicholas Pieroni: As much as I’d want to, I don’t think so.

  7. Dom B says:
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    Who to start at TE Delaine Walker or Larry Donnell, Flex Charles sims , F Jax, Roddy White, D Ravens or Colts THANKS!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: Donnell at tight end, Roddy White at flex and Colts. The Colts are playing the Jaguars and the Ravens are playing the Saints. Good luck!

  8. Frank White says:
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    Sup Money.. FredJackson or Ryan Mathews??

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Frank White: Mathews

  9. BR808 says:
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    Gray or Crowell for the rest of season?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @BR808: Crowell

  10. Nick says:
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    Hey Malamoney, no waivers league..before anyone makes moves, do you like any of these guys over my current roster in a non-ppr 10team league;

    Free Agents: Herron, T Wright, K Rudolph, J Hunter, Charles Johnson;

    My Roster;
    QB-Rodgers
    WR-Cobb, Beckham, A. Johnson, Sanu, K Allen, M Bryant
    RB- D. Murray, L. Murray, R Jennings, R Mathews, Ingram, McKinnon
    TE-Witten

    Drop anyone for those free agents?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: Nope. I’d keep an eye on Rudolph’s progress though because he has the potential to be better than Witten. Who plays in a no waivers league?

      • Nick says:
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        @malamoney: I know it was a mistake on the commish..actually has worked in my favor since i dont work on weekends & can keep up with the flow of each game…we have had people bitch at me for making moves rather quick but hey, thats how the league is set..but it will be modified for next year, thats for sure!

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @malamoney: i’m in one league like that, where once the first game starts you can pickup any player that wasn’t just dropped (so those guys do have a waiver process, but anybody playing right now can be added, but they are only able to be put into starting slots the week after the add was made. pretty much footballs yahoo version of baseball’s “daily-tomorrow” transactions). If you aren’t at a computer when something big happens (QB injuries esp) you’re screwed. I’ve literally been beat to like 5 QB’s in this league, and it’s a super flex dynasty. So instead of just being first to grab Sanchize (i have foles/hoyer/palmer) or stanton i end up having to trade G.Tate to get him. At least now I have PHI’s QB’s locked up.

  11. Nick says:
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    Rudolph 50 yards so far…if he does end up with a good game, who on my roster is expendable first (see roster above)? I start 1 QB/3WR/2RB/1Flex/1TE…

    Thanks again!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Also still a no-go on Charles Johnson or Herron over my roster above?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Nick: Nope

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: The drop would be Witten as you don’t need two tight ends, but today’s performance wasn’t enough for me drop Witten.

  12. Nick says:
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    Blount is also available but i dont think i ant to mess with NE backfield, right?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: Correct, I am not touching anyone but Vereen. Look at what Gray did today. I wonder how many people were fooled into starting him today. I love it!!!

      • Nick says:
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        @malamoney: too bad my opponent wasnt…hes up 78-32 & has peyton, bronco D & colston. i have demarco, jennings, ingram, beckham, tucker & k allen going now.. what u think?

  13. Nick says:
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    allen is really screwing me, while sanu would have had me 11 :(

    • Nick says:
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      i spoke too soon

  14. Nick says:
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    Defense week 13;

    Chicago @ Detroit
    San Diego @ Baltimore (both available)
    St Louis v. Oakland (both available)
    Cincy @ TB (both available)
    Miami @ NYJ
    NE @ GB
    Dallas v. Philly

    Thanks!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: damn, I forgot the NYG are also available @ Jags, how could i forget?!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: Miami and maybe NYG. The Jags are bad. But then again so is the Giants DST.

  15. Dom B says:
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    who is better ROS I traded him so Odell Beckham or Alshon Jeffery

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Dom B: who’s the “him” in this sentence? are you saying you traded one of those for the other one, and now want to know if your choice was good? why not ask before the trade?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: Despite last night’s effort I am going with Jeffery. As for your other question your will have to clarify.

  16. Dom B says:
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    Would you drop Larry Donnell for kyle Rudolph leaving delaine walker and drop Charles Sims for boom herron

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: At this moment I would not drop Donnell for Rudolph, but ask me again in a week. What do you mean leaving Delanie Walker? I might drop Sims for Herron.

  17. Nick says:
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    Hey Malamoney, early picks for week 12; 10-team, non-ppr league. I have the following part of my roster set but need a WR3 & flex & have too many good matchup plays, grrrr;

    QB-Rodgers
    RB1-D Murray
    RB2-R Jennings
    WR1-Cobb
    WR2-Beckham
    TE-Witten
    K-Tucker
    D-St Louis

    WR3- M. Bryant v NO/ K Allen @ Bal / Sanu @ TB / A Johnson v. Tenn
    Flex- Ingram @ Pit / Mathews @ Bal / McK v. Car / L Murray @ STL (if he clears concussion protocol)

    What do you think about those 2 spots? Mind you if I wanted to go WR heavy, I can put one of my bench WR into the flex as well, but in NON-PPR, I think you have to go starting RB heavy…Thanks for your input!

  18. Nick says:
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    Also, ROS in non-ppr, would you rather have Dan Herron or Andre Johnson (note: I dont think I will be starting A Johnson ROS, with Cobb/Beckham/Sanu/K Allen/M Bryant (3WR/1flex league)

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Damn Herron,got taken! Grr! Buffalo was dropped though…I just grabbed STL.

      Do you drop STL for Buffalo? (mind you buffalo plays denver & GB after week 13 so not a ROS play, just next week v. Cleveland)…

      Or stick with STL and maybe ride them out til their not hot?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Nick: STL has a better rest of season schedule. You cannot start the Bills against Denver or Green Bay, so unless you have the roster space to hold them for their week 16 matchup against Oak, then you have to go with STL. I like STL against the Raiders next week over the Bills against Cleveland.

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