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We’re into the second week of the Fantasy Football playoffs (at least, for most of you) and there’s really not much else to say. Last week was essentially our last week of regular season content, and things will get just a bit tad lonelier around these parts. Much like my parts! But that’s okay! At this point, rankings are about the only important aspect that we all need to focus on. And everyone has their own way of interpreting rankings… It’s pretty much a straight-forward exercise there could be in game; a numerical ranking of players that are completely without context, in a vacuum if you’ve seen the term. So remember to add that context yourself. The rankings are there to help guide your starts and sits, but it doesn’t take into account your opponent. Nor does it consider the ceiling or floor of your players, simply the median. So do keep those things in mind, and in addition, I want to add that this is the main reason why each and every Razzball contributor is happy to answer any and all questions from you guys, at any point in the season. To give that “context”. So I guess what I’m saying is… can I context you bro?

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 14 by clicking here. And as always, my 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. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    both you and the top 40’s in PPR have gurley/matthews PHI pretty close in PPR. does your matthews ranking involve you assuming he’s playing? who’s got better floor, my other starters are
    luck
    hill/lat murray
    WR (2) landry/s.smith
    eifert
    flex j.matthews or gurley
    i’m a decent favorite having played against ware and KC kicker

    2. you don’t have reed listed but i’m guessing his downside is such that brate stays ahead in another league if very likely to win?

    3. PPR but with 5 yds per rush and 15 yds per reception for point. if ingram sits do i play hightower over blount at flex (already have kelley at the 1 RB spot).
    4. PPR. you have julio as if he’s playing. in the same league as #3, so i’m big favorite, still go d-jax over gabriel for floor?

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: in #3 i realized mckinnon is ranked higher than blount anyway, who i also have. so i’d start kelley, flex mckinnon, so the question becomes would hightower move over mckinnon if ingram is out? problem here is mckinnon and kelley play early, ingram/hightower don’t. here the point is the floor, as yahoo anyway has me as a 110 point favorite with mckinnon starting (they also have his projections higher than hightower and blount, hightower’s higher even right now than blount)

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: I like Blount as a nice floor, Mckinnon is the mix pick, and I think Hightower is the wildcard. But then you add that half-PPR aspect… my first reaction is to stick with Blount just because even if he doesn’t get rush yards, he generally gets goal line touches no matter what.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: Yeah, that assumes he plays, for sure. And I’ll have Reed up soon, still playing with his position right now. Hmm, I think you still sorta go Blount there for floor, but it’s very close with Hightower because of the PPR aspect. If Julio is a decoy, and I’ve been saying, if the reports from gametime warmups aren’t promising, I’d go Gabriel.

  2. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    different than above 14 team PPR. on bye.
    QB luck
    RB (2) mccoy/ware/c.west/sims/booker
    WR (3) inman/t.will (SD)/diggs/a.brown/parker/a.brown
    TE (1) eifert/bennett
    1 flex
    better off dropping somebody to grab burkhead in case mccoy gets hurt or something else (forsett makes booker useless?)

  3. Ryan says:
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    Happy Sunday!

    In a PPR, need a TE and a flex out of:

    D. Walker
    Brate
    R. Kelley
    J. Stewart
    Watkins

    Leaning the 2 TEs, but your rankings are making me think about Kelley.

    Thanks so much!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Mornin man! I would try to stick in Kelley, but your’e right, the rankings of both TEs is generally strong… but risky in itself. If I felt comfortable with the risks, I’d do it, especially in a PPR format like yours.

  4. Nightpandas says:
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    Behind already due to Cooper and my opponent had good games from Kelce and Latavius

    Looking for one wr and one flex out of :
    Ginn, Shepard, Burkhead, Meredith

    .5ppr

    Thanks Jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: All tightly wound together. I think for a nice mix, I’d probably do Ginn and Burkhead.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: one more option is Ryan Matthews

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Nightpandas: If that’s the case, I’d probably lean towards Mathews and Ginn. Kinda ugly to be honest.

  5. James says:
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    Need 3:
    Blount, Martin, Booker, Pryor, Moncrief, M Thomas, Mitchell, L Green

    I’m leaning Martin, Pryor, Moncrief… but having the hardest time benching Blount…

    (I have Hilton, but I’m okay doubling down on Colts passing this week)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @James: I am too. I think you’ve got a solid three though. For what it’s worth, I have it Thomas, Pryor, Moncrief, Blount, Martin with my rankings. So I’m not sure how your roster aligns, but going Blount over Martin makes sense.

      • James says:
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        @Jay: I’ll need 1 RB… So, that rounds out to Thomas, Pryor, Blount. But I’m a little concerned about Thomas’ foot and the suddenly good Bucs D, so I’m inclined to monitor that today and maybe play it a bit safer with Moncrief.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @James: Yeah, that’s close enough to where it’s legit.

          • James says:
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            @Jay: Thanks. Here goes nothing. ????

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @James: Good luck!

              • James says:
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                @Jay: Well I’m glad I had the last minute impulse to bench Pryor for Martin. RGIII factor was too risky for me in the playoffs. Can’t believe Pryor and Moncrief both got as much as Michael Thomas today.

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                  Jay says:
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                  @James: Yeah, I’d agree with that sentiment.

  6. Adam says:
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    Need help at flex
    Michael thomas( foot?), davante adams( sea?), Allen Robinson ,
    Or Mike Gillesee?
    Standard league
    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Adam: I think ARob is the safest bet, but that’s scary. I’d probably go with Thomas up until game reports. If not, I think I make my peace with Adams against the Seattle defense and hope for the best.

  7. Jason Morgan says:
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    Couple of questions please.

    1. Do we know who will be defending Allen Robinson?

    2. Thoughts on starting wide receivers in the snow? I want to put Boyd out there, but am afraid of the snow. Tyler Eifert too…

    3. Is Robby Anderson a sneaky start this week in DFS?

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jason Morgan: 1 – Better question is, does Osweiler? 2 – It’s okay… not the best conditions, but sometimes screens and short passes help offset. YMMV, which is the concern. My rankings take that into affect, but weather is a fickle thing to judge. 3. I think so, yes.

  8. Need 2 WR’s & 1 flex from; Julio Jones (GTD), Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, Tyrell Williams or Davante Adams. Also RB’s for flex option instead of one of those WR’s; Ryan Mathews or Devontae Booker. Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @madden_curser: I’d keep an eye on Jones pregame reports, for sure. But probably going Cooks, Williams and Adams. Booker instead of Williams actually, just to get a RB in there.

  9. Jeff says:
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    Hey Jay –

    1. Standard league, large roster, already used cooper and ware.
    Need 1 RB, 2 WR, 3 flex from these:
    Lamar Miller
    Robert Kelley
    DeAndre Hopkins
    Brandon LaFell
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Jamison Crowder
    Taylor Gabriel

    In short, I need 6 of these 7. Who should I bench?

    2. In another league, 1 point PPR, I need one of these: Watkins, Thomas, Montcrief, J Matthews. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jeff: Probably LaFell and then go with Moncrief on 2.

  10. CB says:
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    Rawls, Kelvin, M. Mitchell, Moncrief and J. Matthews PPR league. Pick 2.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CB: Rawls and Moncrief I think here.

  11. Citizen5 says:
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    Thank you for another great FF season Jay. A FLEX question…
    It was announced that Gillislee will be the goal line back in BUF.
    Would you start him over Ingram? (Non-PPR).
    My starting RBs are McCoy and Ajayi. WRs are Evan and OBJ.
    Also have RBS Sims & Sproles or WRs Inman, Boyd or Rishard Matthews for FLEX options.
    Cheers,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Citizen5: Thanks for being a part of it! I’d still go Ingram there, but when I adjust Gilly’s rankings, it’ll close a little. But not that much. And in nonPPR, I’d go Matthews. Inman is super close, and I think the PPR aspect would have pushed him over.

  12. Fizz says:
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    Ppr. Who would you start at flex?
    Benjamin, Smith, Booker, or Watkins.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I’d go Booker there.

  13. Jimmyz says:
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    QB issues…

    How confident are you in Kaepernick? Both you and Rudy have him ranked pretty high, but I’m very nervous after last week’s disaster.

    Other options are Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton. Kind of leaning towards Palmer, especially in warm weather, but not confident at all.

    Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimmyz: Yeah, I’m a bit nervous too, but some of that was weather, some of that was Kelly, a lot of it was just how the defense was lining up too. If I were staying away from Kap, I think Dalton is the way to go at CLE.

  14. Jimbo says:
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    PPR – pick 2…

    Hopkins, Crowder, Pryor

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimbo: Hopkins and Crowder there I’d say.

  15. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Really nervous about starting Ryan with reports on Julio looking grim. Only problem is my best other options are Tyrod (who does have good wk 15/16 matchups) and a bunch of guys you have ranked 22+ (Flacco, Siemian, Osweiler, etc). I’m playing for floor rather than ceiling at QB and have a roster spot I can play with. Make a move or hold?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d hold. I think Ryan will still get his, even without Julio.

  16. Jimbo says:
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    Jordan reed, Ladarius green, desean jackson, tevin coleman

    Pick 2 please.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimbo: I think you go Green and Jackson.

  17. Frank says:
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    Team 1 – Full PPR

    A) Reed (he’s a go) or Ebron?
    B) one of these 3 for my flex. Kelley, Watkins, Dixon

    Team 2

    Half PPR – one of these 4 at flex. Diggs, Gabriel, Dixon, Britt. (Diggs? But jax has been tough vs pass)

    Thanks in advance

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank: Ebron on A I think, kinda nervous. B, I’d do Kelley on B. And I’d go Gabriel, but keep an eye on pregame warmups on Julio.

  18. Fv says:
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    Qb cam newton
    Wr Antonio brown
    Wr j Mathews
    Wr Watkins
    Rb Howard
    Rb sproles
    Te Olsen
    Flex Sterling shephard

    Bench sims, jj Nelson, Langford, gates, Corey Coleman , Terrance west, Andy dalton

    Ppr league see any adjustments I should make to starting line up projected 145-126 me winning right now

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fv: Naw, I think you have the right mix here.

  19. Allan says:
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    What to do about Julio? I’ve got Watkins and Gabriel on my bench. Full point ppr. Worried that even if he plays they use Julio as a decoy. They’ve done it before when he’s been hampered

    • Jay

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      @Allan: I think you watch him during pregame warmups, see what the latest news is on television, where you can actually watch him. I’m tempted on making a gut decision then. I’m watching now and am really considering going with Gabriel here.

  20. Fv says:
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    Vance, kendricks, or Dwayne Allen half point Ppr

    Projections right now are me losing 113-115 he had Tyreke hill go off half point ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fv: Allen there I think. Good luck, sounds close.

  21. Will says:
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    First week of playoffs, lost CJA and Gio. Start 2 in PPR: RKelley, Hightower, Forsett, Gillislee, Quiz Rodgers. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Will: Go Kelley and Hightower there. Np!

  22. gmeezy says:
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    YOOOOOO!

    T boyd, gabriel, Mitchell, Tate

    Pick 2 PPR
    Also,

    would you tart JULIO !!!? :(

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @gmeezy: Yo! Go Tate and Gabriel.

  23. matt says:
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    heyy what up man,

    Emmannuel, Julio, Mitchell, Rishard

    Pick 2 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @matt: Sanders and Matthews there I think.

  24. Chucky says:
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    PPR: Need 2, Snead, Malcolm and Gabriel

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chucky: Snead and Gabriel I think.

  25. porzingod says:
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    thoughts on dwayne washington now that riddick is inactive ? matchup is also a plus i guess

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @porzingod: Yeah, he’ll move up, kinda playing with the rankings now.

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      Jay says:
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      @porzingod: I have him at 49 right now…

  26. Moscowitz says:
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    Blount vs. Baltimore or Sproles vs. Washington?
    PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Moscowitz: Hmm, PPR makes it real interesting. I think Sproles there.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Jay: I go with Sproles. That Ravens D is stout to say the least. They have given up 4 TD all your to all the RBs they have played against and 2 of those TDs were in one game scored by Forte. They simply shut people down. An impressive group of tough mo…fuckers.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Word, good luck!

  27. Nick says:
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    Hey bud, you still on for Ingram at flex & D Adams at WR over the likes of Watkins, K Benjamin or M Mitchell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I believe so.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: not the confidence im looking for in the biggest week of the season! ;)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: I think Watkins is ranked low enough to make it easy. But I think I’m nervous about Ingram.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: I hear ya

  28. Fizz says:
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    Cooks or Sanders? Bucs defense has been killing it and cooks has never had a good game against bucs.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Still going Cooks there, though, it’s close enough if you don’t have faith in that matchup.

      • Fizz says:
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        Gonna go with cooks since I got Brees as qb. Thanks bro.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Fizz: Good luck!

  29. Veezy says:
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    Cam or Stafford? Watkins (will weather make a difference?) or Smith Sr.? in Standard League

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Veezy: I’d go Stafford, but not a huge difference, no.

  30. Pete says:
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    In PPR, should I flex Inman, Boyd, Sims or Gillislee? Leaning Inman

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pete: Leaning Inman here too.

  31. Zachary says:
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    Trying to decide last second between Cousins and Ryan at QB.. and also Ertz or Green at TE (in a PPR). I’ve been sweating over this and only this all morning, my girlfriend is about ready to kill me, its short notice but I need a save Jay can you help a brother out!?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zachary: Coinflip for me. I think I’m going Ryan here along with Green.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zachary: You know, scratch that. I’m going Cousins there actually.

  32. Big league choo says:
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    6 pt passing tds and no negatives for ints

    Brady vs Bal
    Big Ben vs Buf

  33. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    on this PIT deflating balls, did the NFL actually make it illegal or just make a big shit show to F over the NE team? i know it was legal before. that was the 2nd stupidest part of that thing (the 2nd of course being they had not one bit of proof brady himself did it). the details of that whole thing got less and less worth even reading about once it was found out that the NFL allows teams to change the balls themselves anyway (imagine if MLB did that).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I’m not really a fan of the Patriots, but the whole Ballghazi thing was asinine.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Jay: not big on NE either, but if anybody thinks NE is the evil empire, well, GODdell has another thing to show you. he’s the definition of evil empire.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Oh yeah, the dude’s a tool, for sure.

        • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: NE is just a sometimes cheating (taping Rams practices pre-super bowl, supposed audio recordings of somebody, the original tape scandal completely covered up by GODdell back when he was friends with the NE owner), all the time angle shooting (ball deflating (legal barely), taking advantage of officials not calling it when Rams WR would get pushed out of bounds in that super bowl (still legal at the time, not after), reading signals from across the field (this is def legal skill, in baseball they’d be called smart for it) using mouthreaders) team that tends to win very very often, bellichik and whoever runs their cap department are geniuses.

  34. aaron basgan says:
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    floor play at flex: bilal powell @ sf or randall cobb vs sea?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d say Powell. I don’t trust Cobb anymore.

      • aaron basgan says:
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        @Jay: yeah me neither. on one hand, he should get more targets to avoid sherman and shead. on the other, he can’t even clear 60 freakin yards.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @aaron basgan: Yeah, sad state. I want to have reason to start Cobb, but I just can’t.

  35. ThE sHiT says:
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    For my flex spot PPR, Gabriel or Davante Adams? I see where you have them in the rankings, crazy to go with the sexy pick?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Not crazy at all.

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Jay: with both Julio and Sanu out, do you think the Rams key on Gabriel and shut him down?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @ThE sHiT: Not unless he shows them a monster first half. I think the Rams will spread a bit more, but I don’t think they are focusing on one guy right now.

  36. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay. DeMarco, Landry, or Jordan Matthews as a keeper in a full point ppr league for next year? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Wow, I really want to go Landry here, but I think Murray is the guy. Probably not as good as this season, but still very valuable.

  37. Jerry says:
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    Ok, thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: It’s an interesting group, and I can make the case for all three, honestly.

  38. Fv says:
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    Damn what a shame I’m not going to be playing fantasy football anymore because of fucking defenses. It’s ridiculous that that and kickers are even a spot on the team. Why not have 2 extra flex spots. I lose my season because Atlanta put up 40 points the shits like the lottery. the only place I would suggest is fan duel tournaments that defenses be used since that shit is a lottery. I’m pissed Jay. Telling my league mates I won’t be joining next year unless we drop the defense spot and let me play some of my 6 useless guys on the bench who never see the field because we’re playing with defenses and kickers lol. Defenses and kickers decide fantasy playoffs

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fv: I’d agree with this, and I’m actually thinking of launching next year’s RCL with an IDP component instead. And even flirting with the idea of removing kickers. You should play and be part of the discussing when we enter next season.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fv: even better would be to move to fantrax where you can have every team play every other team each week.

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