belichick-confused

Well, after that barn burner on Thursday Night Football, I’m not sure the NFL can live up to my expectations. I mean, it’s not every week when you get to watch a team journey about 2,000 leagues under rock bottom, but the Browns appear to be the hero we need, not the one we deserve. And if your levels of misanthrope and despondence are running low, the Bears against the Bucs, Rams versus the Jets, and Texans at the Jags have got you covered. There are some interesting games today though, if you’re into that sort of thing (really?) with the Cowboys visiting Pittsburgh and a Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Patriots. There probably won’t be any mistaken calls at the goal line involving Marshawn Lynch, but never underestimate Seattle’s offense to not ef things up. They’ve become quite good at it, and I’m quite sure that Bill Belichick has noticed, while also trolling all the Dion Lewis fantasy owners out there. Just chewing gum and walking at the same time I suppose. Though, this is coming from a guy who endorsed a Cheetos Puff for president, so I’ll consider anything he says as “dubious” for now.

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 10 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

Select the “Flex” tab if you need a more complete picture to decide your starts and sits. Use the “OP” tab for 2QB Leagues. And you can access our Half PPR and PPR rankings using the drop down box in the top left of our rankings when you select the RB, WR, TE, or Flex positions. Any and all questions will be answered below…

  1. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there,
    First!!!
    I am not sure who to start: need to start three of the following: Murray, Freeman, Ware, Booker or Michael. It seems like an embarrassment of riches, but can’t screw this up, right?

    Thanks for your response!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Second!!! Wait, that’s not how it works I think. I’d do Murray, Freeman, and Ware. And yeah, first world problems.

  2. MiggY CaT says:
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    Two choices this week:

    Brady or Ryan…..looking for highest floor here

    After a slightly disappointing albeit not completely unexpected weak performance from Pryor looking for upside from WRs: .5 PPR pick 2

    Diggs vs Wash
    Ty Mont vs Tenn
    Landry vs Sd…if he somehow is not active and I start him at 1, I’d take a zero as I have other 4pm WRs. Our WW locks at 1pm

    • MiggY CaT says:
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      @MiggY CaT:

      ** no others Wrs

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MiggY CaT: Highest floor would be Brady I think. For your WR, I’d do Diggsa nd Monty.

  3. porzingod says:
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    seems like doug martin and carlos hyde will play, but both will be limited i guess. does this change rankings? i need to start 3 among rob kelley, dujuan harris, peyton barber, paul perkins, bilal powell and will tye. thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @porzingod: Those are kinda baked into the rankings, as I ordered them on that based on last nights news. I am doing some minor updates as I’m answering questions though. Out of those three, probably Kelley, Powell and Perkins.

  4. Andrewm says:
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    12 team standard
    Would you start Kelley or Hightower at flex?
    I do have Ingram and started Ingram and Howard as my RBs.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Andrewm: Probably Hightower just to soak up whatever Ingram doesn’t get.

      • Andrewm says:
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        @Jay:thanks jay. Do you see any upside in Kelley? What kinda day does he have?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Andrewm: Sorta. Jones doesn’t have it straight out, so that’s something to pay attention to. I’d say an average day is the ceiling though.

  5. MindlessOne says:
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    Need a flex…Hyde, Dujuan Harris, C. Mike, D. Inman, or S. Coates. PPR. Any opinions welcome.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MindlessOne: Probably Hyde, but since it’s PPR, Inman would be my safer choice.

  6. Mike says:
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    Cutler or dalton?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Thinking Cutler there.

  7. sgamby says:
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    PPR league, need an RB2. Should I take a risk on Doug Martin or start Peyton Barber or Prosise? Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @sgamby: Probably Barber.

  8. Charles says:
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    I’m already looking for a W11 defense (DEN bye). Can you rank these?

    PIT @CLE
    DET vJAX
    OAK vHOU
    GB @WAS

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: I’d probably rank them as Pit, Oak, Det, and then GB.

  9. Dave says:
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    Hey please pick one for my flex in a full PPR out of CJ Prosise, Hightower, any Chiefs receiver, Kendall Wright, Sammy Coates, Zach Ertz.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: I’ll say Hightower this week. What a weird situation that’s become.

  10. Ryan says:
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    Morning!

    It’s almost weird not having multiple people out on bye. Having a hard time deciding what to do with my last couple spots

    I need to start an RB and a flex out of these (ppr)

    J-Stew
    Hyde
    Landry
    D. Booker
    J.J. Nelson
    R. Kelley

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Yeah, bye weeks are finally coming to an end. I’d go J-Stew and Landry there.

  11. Zandy says:
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    Everyone is very bunched today, I know what the rankings say. But how would you mix/combo floor and ceiling guys in a lineup today in STD? Pick my flex
    Starters: Eli Ware Gurley Alshon Sanders Graham

    Flex: Hopkins Cobb or Ingram?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I see what you mean. I’d probably go Ware and Booker for pure upside, but maybe go Ware, Alshon for a proper mix. Tough decision here.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: sorry jay I think I wasn’t clear.

        Pick 2 rb, 2 WR and a flex

        Ware Gurley Ingram Hightower
        Alshon Sanders Hopkins Cobb

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Gotcha, I’d go Ware, Ingram and then Alshon, Hopkins and Gurley.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: oh wow, bench sanders?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: That’s the ceiling pick. I think Hopkins could have a good game against Jax, while if Denver does well against the Saints, it’ll be more spread out.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: This is more of an art than a science though, haha.

              • Zandy says:
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                @Jay: totally that’s why I’m interested in the thought process of the artist (you)

                • Zandy says:
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                  @Zandy: I was more concerned about Ingram having splitting risks and a Denver def bounce back game… So he was my odd man out

                  • Jay

                    Jay says:
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                    @Zandy: Gotcha, good luck man!

                    • Zandy says:
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                      @Jay: thanks you too!

  12. Steve says:
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    tough week in my .5 ppr league..just looking for some input

    I need a 3rd WR and a flex from these players: Rob Kelley, Rishard Mathews, Jerrick McKinnon, Dontrelle Inman, Quincy Enunwa, and Zach Ertz

    I know, doesnt look good! Help me out. Thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d do Enunwa, Inman, and, hmmm, Kelley. You’re right, pretty tough decisions.

  13. sgamby says:
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    PPR #2 WR Alshon or Montgomery? Starks seems like he’s only getting a handful.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I think Alshon. Close though.

  14. I have a pile of RB’s on the outs; Ryan Mathews, Matt Jones, Christine Michael & now possibly Devontae Booker. Kapri Bibbs is available. Should I be cutting one of these RB’s loose to handcuff Booker w/Bibbs? Thanx for all the great write-ups & advice Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I think so if you can, depends on the drop.

      • @Jay: Ryan Mathews, Matt Jones or Christine Michael.

      • @Jay: I was leaning toward dropping Ryan Mathews or Matt Jones. I still think Jones gets another shot at it, but both are in the doghouse right now. Christian Michael is losing touches too and Rawls returns soon also. I would keep Booker and hope he or Bibbs steps up.

  15. Cole says:
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    Okay so not sure who to start:
    QB: prescott or rivers?
    WR: pick the top 3, Hopkins, Crowder, Coates, or R Shephard

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d go Rivers and your first three WRs there.

  16. Blake says:
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    why rob kelley so low? you think G bernard is a better play than kelley in a PPR league? Matt jones is a healthy scratch

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      In PPR, yeah, I think I’d rather go gio.

  17. The imp says:
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    Does Royal being active lower Meredith’s PPR ranking to make Kendall Wright and Enuwa better plays? Crossing fingers my bye week WR5 won’t make or break the week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I think so.

  18. Bing says:
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    I have to pick three from these four: Jordan Howard, Gordan, Lamar Miller and Devontae Booker. #firstplaceproblems

    • Bing says:
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      @Bing: It’s a half point PPR league BTW

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d do Gordon, Miller, and Booker.

  19. JoeBoo says:
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    PPR-

    Starting DT and Diggs at WR, torn between ARob and Cooks for flex

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Leaning Cooks there.

      • JoeBoo says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, Holmes

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @JoeBoo: No probs!

  20. Whotistart says:
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    Out of Matt forte, rob Kelley, jj nelson, dez bryant who would ou start at your flex?

    Thabks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Dez probably.

  21. Zandy says:
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    So I just looked and saw in going against Brees and Cooks… Does that change your Ingram vs Sanders view?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’m not sure I understand.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: if it’s a shootout game flow favors passing games on both sides. If Denver def is bad, Brees and cooks go off and Denver has to throw more – a plus for sanders.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: yeah, Denver’s pass defense is probably their biggest strength I’d say though.

          • @Jay: Should I leave Cooks on the bench and go with Tyrell Williams or Davante Adams then?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @madden_curser: I still like Cooks, I think he’ll get his for the most part, but Adams would probably be my second choice.

  22. JJ what says:
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    Ppr. Starting Johnson and ware, should I put Hyde (if he plays) or Harris (if he doesn’t) in the flex, or should I start crowder there with djax out

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Probably Crowder is the safe bet.

  23. ryanoger says:
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    ..5 ppr league

    Start Ivory over Bibbs this week based on rankings? Thinking of playing Bibbs…

    thanks jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Bibbs is close enough to where it’s okay.

  24. Jim says:
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    Would you go with Fiedorowicz over Gates in a PPR League this week?

    Also, J.J. Nelson over Britt?

    Texans D over Jets D?

    So many questions, so little time. Thanks!

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Jim: not nelson over brit

  25. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Fuller inactive coming out of the bye, are you OK dropping him in half-PPR? I need a K this week, and my only other drop options are Bibbs (I also have Booker and want to see what happens this week) or the SEA or NYJ DST (was hoping to hold SEA but didn’t want to start them @NE this week).

    I could also wait to see what happens in the 1pm games in terms of my matchup (i.e. whether I can go without a K altogether) and the DEN backfield, and just grab a K from the late games if necessary.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Yeah, I’m okay dropping him. Especially in this case.

  26. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Matt jones for Rawls?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Moscowitz: yeah, same thing to me. I think Rawls has a better shot at this point for doing something.

  27. Mike in Busan says:
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    Highest floor in a ppr:
    Yeldon, C Michael, Deion Lewis?
    Yes, my RBs suck.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Dion Lewis. Haha, yeah, tough one there.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Jay:
        No kidding, right?
        Luckily I have AJ, Fitz, Alshon, and Gronk.

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Jay: Oops! At least Christine is in the same game and I was able to swap them out.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Mike in Busan: That’s good, I was just reading that about Dion Lewis. Belichick is such a fantasy troll.

  28. Pete says:
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    RB help please:
    1) pick 1 in PPR: Barber, McKinnon, Harris, or Jennings?
    2) pick 2 in PPR: Bibbs, Barber, Powell, Ryan Mathews? I think I need upside in order not to get crushed this week. Not that these guys are the ones to do it…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pete: I’d go Jennings and Powell.

      • Pete says:
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        @Jay: THanks. I need a 2nd RB in #2. which would you go. Bibbs?

        • Pete says:
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          @Pete: bibbs, barber, or mathews?

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Pete: I’d go Bibbs, yeah.

            • William Hung says:
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              @Jay: Looks like Mathews owners were “coachspeaked” out of starting him, and he’s getting the early carries. Wonder what happened to Sproles?

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @William Hung: happens often. Coaches have zero incentive to give accurate statements.

                • The Harrow says:
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                  @Jay: i’ve been saying it for years, fantasy community needs to union up and get it so that the actual NFL actually respects us as anything other than ad slaves. if it cost them money when they lie about stuff like that they wouldn’t do it. not just for football, all sports.

                  • The Harrow says:
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                    @The Harrow: not just fantasy, but all sports gambling, it’s in both of our interests.

                    • Jay

                      Jay says:
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                      @The Harrow: True. But they have other issues. Like deflated balls. And witch hunts.

                    • The Harrow says:
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                      @The Harrow: obviously, NFL is actually the WORST one to expect anything like this, the NFLPA so weak they allow the GODdell kind of dictatorial shit (and it’s right there in their agreed upon contracts too)

  29. William Hung says:
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    Damn, I really could’ve used Britt’s floor today as opposed to hoping for the best with Hightower or even Jarvis Landry. Oh another interesting thing about my league – there’s a guy who wakes up at 3am/4am to pick up guys before/after waivers are processed so he hardly ever uses it. 2 weeks ago he picked up Britt after I dropped him, and I guess after all the waivers were processed, he was still a free agent. Really wished I dropped Parker instead.

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: Really wished I streamed instead of thinking Minny D would come back and play angry too.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: geez, that’s some dedication there.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: hahaha, to be fair – you had them #3 and ECR had them in the top 5 – who knew “You Like That?” would be Peyton Manning today?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I just would never wake up that early for fantasy football, much less other more important things.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: yeah, he’s the reason we make sure we use our waiver priorities now

              • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                @Jay: not hard, you just go back to bed after. 3 AM is start of all yahoo leagues in all sports

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @Beware the Shit Rope: I’m not even sure I’d do that if it was a money league. At least, I’d like to think I wouldn’t. The only reason I get up that early is because I have go to the bathroom, and even then I’m trying to negotiate my way through it.

                  • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                    @Jay: hahahahaha, that’s one of best lines i’ve seen here (and reminiscent of deadwood, which i’m watching just now)
                    “trying to negotiate my way through it”

                    in reference to the choice of using the bathroom in middle of night or not when you need to.

                    • Jay

                      Jay says:
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                      @Beware the Shit Rope: Haha, thanks man. Not sure if it was intentional, but deadwood is one of my favorite shows.

                      COCKSUCKER

  30. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Ty Montgomery is back to being waiver fodder – I guess McCarthy thought he was giving his team a competitive advantage by “coachspeaking” Ty getting snaps this week and doing the opposite.