I usually write this while I watch Monday Night Football. But I will not be watching MNF. I will not watch the Saints until they put in Jameis Winston. It’s been sad watching the box score through the first half. I don’t understand the Taysom Hill plays, I don’t understand the dedication to Drew Brees. I guess New Orleans could be a destination for Dak Prescott when he’s healthy, eh? After not being able to reach a deal with Dallas in the offseason and suffering an unfortunate gruesome injury, I would be surprised if Dak signs in Dallas on anything team friendly. Jerry Jones has given Dak the runaround on a new contract the last two offseasons while Dak is just trying to get a fair deal in an ever changing market. If you look at the deals that Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson received, Dak wanting 40 million per year wasn’t so crazy after all. The fantasy market is changing at a much more rapid pace than the quarterback market, so let’s get to the buys and sells for week 6. 

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Stealin’

Ronald Jones

This might be your last chance to get Tampa Bay’s best running back at a fair price. Jones has back to back 100 yard games but it hasn’t lead to extreme fantasy success because he has been shut out in the touchdown department. Well, he scored a touchdown last week, but the terrible officiating took it away. Leonard Fournette was even active last week and I only saw him on the field for a kneel down to end the first half. 

Anyways, these Ronald Jones performances are going to keep happening. I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that he is actually really good. Running back is really important in Tampa this season. The offensive attack is much more balanced with Brady under center. 

Tyler Lockett

Tyler Lockett is coming off of back to back weeks with five or fewer targets. DK Metcalf is an exceptional wide receiver, but there is room for more than one sheriff this season in Seattle. The excitement of Lockett’s 3-TD game a few weeks ago has long since passed. Lockett’s price will also take a hit because Seattle is on a bye week in week 6. With injuries and Covid, your league mates could be desperate just to field their starting lineup with active players. Tyler Lockett is going to bounce back in a big way. The Seattle schedule is full of soft passing defenses after their bye.

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor is making a back to back appearance in this column because I feel like there is still a buy opportunity here. Taylor is 15th in rushing yards and outside of the top 10 in rushing touchdowns. For now. Last week I mentioned the favorable schedule that he has coming up. I mentioned that the Browns were tough to run against, but Taylor still found room, averaging almost 5 yards per carry. He did this with Anthony Castonzo out with a rib injury. That was a massive loss for the Colts offensive line this past week. But I’m assuming that he will be back soon. Philip Rivers has been terrible and there is hardly any talent in the receiving corps. Indy will have to lean on the talent of JT.

Dealin’

James Robinson

James Robinson has carved out a great role for himself in Jacksonville, but unfortunately, I believe that Jacksonville is starting to slip into the team that we thought they would be heading into the season. For James to live up to his perceived value, he would have to keep scoring touchdowns. Robinson hasn’t found the end zone in two weeks because Jacksonville is not a good offense. But, you can still sell the touches for an RB2 price.

Lamar Jackson

I love Lamar Jackson. I love what he’s done for the game and I love the excitement that he has brought to it. But, he is another player who’s perceived value is higher than his actual value. Fantasy wise, that is. Jackson hasn’t produced at the ridiculous pace that he did in 2019 and he is already a little banged up. Jackson is going to have some big games, which is why I think you can get a nice bundle for him if you are struggling to fill out your lineup with talent at other positions. There are good streaming options out there each week, so if you are in need of a shakeup, selling Jackson could be a good start. 

  1. Water boy says:
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    Hey man! Full ppr. I agree on dealin away James Robinson.

    Would you do this if you were me:

    1.) deal James Robinson for mixon?

    2.) deal James Robinson + McLaurin for James Connor ?

    3.) deal James Robinson + will fuller for Cooper Kupp + mixon or James Connor?

    My RBs are Dalvin Cook, CEH, Ingram, Dobbins, mattison, Darrell Williams, James Robinson, chase Edmonds

    My WRs are Hopkins, Ridley, Edelman, McLaurin, Fuller, Gage

    TEs are Greg Olsen was an emergency add this week as my Tonyan had a bye + jonnou smith I was unsure if titans would play week 5.

    Next I’m going to drop Olsen & gage to add two best available WRs

    Have a great day!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Yes
      3. Yes, you can try

      Awesome, good luck!

  2. Michael Villani says:
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    Hey, would you trade Drake for Jones in a 14 team half PPR league?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      For sure yes

  3. rushma7 says:
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    you were able to draft CEH or Dalvin Cook in second round…and then Hopkins in third?!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Impossible

  4. Hitzone says:
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    12 team league

    Dropping Lindsay tonight if I can’t make a small trade before tonight’s games…

    Stash Darrynton Evans in case of Henry injury or grab Tannehill off ww, going to try to make a deal for wr with team that lost dak. That would leave Carr/Minshew/Mayfield/Wentz as top QBs on waivers. My QB is Burrow.

    • hitzone says:
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      Didn’t realize how good he was 4.9 YPC 35 rec/year…would you cut Zack moss instead or Gabiel Davis? Wish John Brown didn’t get injured or I would’ve grabbed Claypool.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d just keep Burrow and stream QBs if you don’t like the matchup. Meh. You can hold Lindsay and wait and see

  5. Joe says:
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    I’m in a 10 team 2QB PPR keeper auction league (18 man rosters, $240 budget) where I’ve ended up with Mahomes ($2), Lamar ($1) and Herbert ($1). Prices on Mahomes and Lamar start going up next year by $3, so not a big deal.

    We can only keep 2 QBs from season to season so I’d like to trade one of those guys soon (worst case in the offseason). Lots of interest in Herbert, think you’d shop Lamar over him though? Not really sure how to value Herbert in this league yet (we start QBx2, WRx4, RBx3, W/R/Tx3), so I afraid I won’t get what he’s really going to be worth.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I like Herbert a lot. I’d shop Lamar. I think you can get some nice pieces for him.

  6. db says:
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    MB,

    I’m in a brutal 0-5 hole, terrible luck. Gotta get a win this week and make some moves, but I have been stubborn in holding onto Akers, Darrel Williams (I own CEH), and Hardman. I know Hardman may have an opportunity with Watkins hurt, so he seems like a hold, but is it time to move on from Akers? And would you still hold Williams in this situation? I want to lose one of them to make a bid for Claypool.

    Thanks, and god help me.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d rather hold on to Akers over Darrel. I assume KC would go with a committee approach if CEH got hurt

  7. Jimmy says:
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    Hey MB,

    Would you move Jeudy for James White in a PPR league if you needed some RB help?

    Thanks.

    • Jimmy says:
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      Or would you lose a bench guy and grab McKissic or Jamaal Williams from waivers and hold Jeudy?

    • Joe says:
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      Not MB, but funny to see this pop up. I just made this exact deal but I sent out White for Jeudy in a PPR. I’m good at RB so White would just be on my bench, figured I’d stash Jeudy and see what happens there since he probably has more upside to take off than White does. Thought maybe if Jeudy becomes something it would let me trade him or another WR for more later. Pretty equal IMO right now though, just depends on team needs, like are your WRs pretty solid anyway?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hold Jeudy and grab Jamaal Williams

  8. Crime Dog says:
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    Deal Thielan for AJ brown and Tee Higgins? It’s a 14 team 2 flex ppr so depth is key. I would have plenty of room in my lineup for both brown and higgins going forward.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah, that looks like a favorable deal for you

  9. Mel says:
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    I’m in a 12 team ppr league. I need a tight end for week 6, with Hunter Henry on a bye. I have Dalton Schultz, but I’m thinking about grabbing Robert Tonyan, since he’s on the waiver wire and dropping Julian Edelman. My receivers already are Beckham, Kupp, and Godwin. Should I drop Edelman for Tonyan? Or just roll with Schultz?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      i wouldnt want to carry 2 tight ends especially if you can get tonyan on the waiver wire. id drop Shoultz for Tonyan.

      • Mel says:
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        Ok. Like reading your articles and fantasy rankings. Thank you!

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Thanks Mel!

  10. Thomas says:
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    Was just offered Jared Cook for Hayden Hurst…who would you prefer ROS?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hayden Hurst but both are kinda yuck

  11. Hamtime says:
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    1. Deep 14m, 1QB league w a thin FA pool. Burn my #3 waiver to get Preston Williams, AJ brown, Kirk? Or do I grab Dalton (have stafford)

    2. Waller on Bye week and all I have is Logan Thomas. Is he a better option than Everett or burton

    3. Are you dropping Mike Davis once cmc returns or just handcuff till the 0.00s pile up? Only relevant FAs available are Hill, Malcolm

    • MB

      MB says:
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      1. AJ Brown for sure, Preston 2nd
      2. Id grab Everett for a 1 week fill in
      3. Holding him

      • Hamtime says:
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        Oops meant AJ green. Haha. Guess that makes Preston priority followed by Kirk?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Haha yep!

  12. miles proudfoot says:
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    Would you drop Dobbins or Lindsay for any of Mattison, Claypool, Fulgham, or Ruggs? Thank you!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d drop them both for Mattison and Ruggs

  13. Hamtime says:
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    With Bell released, is it the Perine show?? Preston or perine

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would guess Perine. I’d go Preston still

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        i don’t why they’d suddenly get off of gore without bell. gore was being used along with bell and before he was back too.

        • Zach G says:
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          Trade DeVante Parker for Terry McLaurin?

  14. Chud says:
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    Great work as always!

    10 team 2 QB start league. Main roster below:

    QB: LJackson/RWilson/Tannehill
    RB: MSanders/Robinson/JTaylor/Edmonds
    WR: ARob/Metcalf/Galladay/Parker
    TE: Waller.

    Would u trade LJackson n Robinson for MDavis/McCaffrey?

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes I would definitely do that

  15. Russowl says:
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    Pick up Hardman or Preston Williams for rest of season wouldn’t start this week

    • MB

      MB says:
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      P Will

  16. Jake says:
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    Do you see Gaskin or Gibson as more valuable ROS?
    Thx

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Probably Gaskin. Offense trending up

  17. JC says:
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    Need to make a few decisions this week as a Dak and Cook owner. Taking the long view as I am in 2nd place in 12 team, standard scoring league. My team and options below:

    Replace Dak
    Mattison, Taylor,
    Gaskin
    Julio, Golladay
    Waller (on a bye)
    Pats
    Boswell
    Bench: Kelley, Boyd, Crowder, Slayton
    IR: Cook

    1. QB: Dalton, Stafford, Tannehill, Fitz – are any long term solutions or am I streaming each week on matchups?
    2. TE: Higbee at 49ers or Ebron v Browns
    3. With Cook out would you grab Gore or Perine for RB depth or take a flyer on Snell or Pollard and just stash them in case they are needed later?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I like Stafford long term

      Ebron

      Flier on Perine

  18. Wywyz says:
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    Taylor, Lamb and Tonyan or Gaskin, Julio and Andrews?

  19. Zach G says:
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    Trade DeVante Parker for Terry McLaurin?

  20. Ben W says:
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    I am able to trade for Jones. And I need a RB. Should I trade McClaurin or Jefferson? I have plenty of WR depth

  21. Nick says:
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    Hey boss! So someone just dropped Tonyan in my league, no idea why as he has worse players to let loose…anyways I only have $38 left but need help at TE as I have Hurst & Fant. Drop Fant is my play but what should I bid on him? Should I go big & hope this solidifies my TE position for season? It’s going to process on Saturday or Sunday (we might change waiver period to 1 day vs 2) so thinking some teams might overlook this drop.

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