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With the record amount of snow falling in and around the northern lake areas (also my nickname for your mom’s private parts), we’ve lost the Jets vs. Bills to Monday in Detroit. As if that was any safer. Despite having one less game on the slate (who wanted to watch that one anyways?), we have some key match-ups with playoff implications. In fact, the only game that has near-zero affect on the playoff picture would probably be the Buccaneers vs. Bears, because they’re both terrible at football. Their team names also start with “B”, but the science to support that connection is suspect at best. The Lions vs. Patriots should be fascinating, if only to watch Bill Belichick troll fantasy football by giving all rushing touches to Brandon Bolden and newly (re)signed LeGarrette Blount. Another intriguing match-up should be the 9-1 (wut?) Cardinals vs. Seahawks, who were once thought to be strong repeat Super Bowl winners. But with an inconsistent season, a loss here, and a 49ers win would almost assuredly complicate matters and allow a team led by Drew Stanton to have a real shot at home field throughout the playoffs. And this is why we drink folks. This is why we drink.

Week 12 Rankings have been updated for today’s games for all your roster needs. You can check them out here.

 

As of this posting, there appears to be a “very, very low” chance that Arian Foster suits up.

If you hadn’t heard, the Browns have officially activated Josh Gordon from the exempt/commissioner permission list. Go on, I give you permission, play with your new toy. (You should expect around 25-30 plays.)

Reggie Bush has been ruled out to play against the Patriots today. Also, sky is blue.

Isaiah Crowell has been named the starting back.

Jonas Gray overslept and missed Friday’s practice. He apparently didn’t get executed by Belichick, and even though I joked about it in the lede, I would not be surprised if Vereen was the guy today.

 

 

  1. 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!

    • Dom B says:
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      @Dom B: Standard

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I like Donnell there.

  2. Nick says:
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    Josh Gordon or Alshon Jeffrey? League rewards big plays.

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      Non-PPR (sorry, forgot that in initial post)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Jeffrey is the safe pick, and my recommendation (but I’m not against Gordon being the high risk, high reward play here.)

  3. rainking99 says:
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    I need to pick one RB2 for Standard Scoring:

    J. McKinnon vs GB
    L. Miller @ DEN
    C. Sims @ CHI
    C. Ivory against BUF

    Evans is my WR2 and Roddy is my Flex

    Thank you!

  4. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Jay,
    Second time in a week! Too many options, one spot: Hawkins,Stills, Colston, McKinon or Gray…I’m too exhausted thinking about who to choose! My Gut keeps gnawing at me that Hawkins is going to kill it today.

    Anyone notice the Vernon Davis chatter around the net? Is this week to scoop him up?

    Thanks for your help

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Keep on visiting!

      I’d go Mck there.

      And for what it’s worth, I have Vernon Davis ranked outside the top-15 for TE’s this week. Not very high on him generally.

  5. EMC Squared says:
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    Need a TE off waivers since Olsen is on bye and Clay isn’t playing. Standard scoring. Options are Dion Sims, Gresham, Rudolph, Paul and Amaro. I’m leaning Sims over Paul because I hate the Skins, but I’m willing to sacrifice my dignity for fantasy points. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @EMC Squared: I hear ya, but for points, I’m going Paul.

  6. bringtheheat$20 says:
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    12 team standard format:
    With foster likely out should I play alfred blue over andre ellington at my RB2 spot? Or over Tre Mason at my flex? My WR’s are G.tate&D.jackson, with R. randle and M. sanu on my bench.
    *what 2 WR’s do you like and what do you think about The RB situation?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bringtheheat$20: I still like Ellington and Mason more there. And you’re starting the right WR.

      • bringtheheat$20 says:
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        @Jay: thanks jay

  7. Dom B says:
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    Flex Charles sims , F Jax, Roddy White, D Ravens or Colts THANKS!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: White and Colts.

  8. dartos says:
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    In a PPR I need 2 of these 4. Who do you like?
    Ellington
    J. Bell
    Vereen
    S. Jackson

    Thanks. Always appreciate your Sunday banter

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dartos: Thanks! I’d go Ellington and Vereen.

  9. Allan says:
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    Non ppr need a flex between ryan matthews and alfred blue. Also reggie wayne, kendall wright, or john brown at wr2?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Blue and Wayne.

  10. Robert says:
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    Need up side, wasted a waiver pick on the KC D and they crapped the bed on Thursday.

    PPR league, pick 3. McKinnon, Mason, Keenan Allen, or Cecil Shorts. Thinking the 2 RBs and Allen is safer, but The 2 WRs plus an RB would have more upside.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: I still like Mck, Mason, and Allen there for upside.

  11. lahey says:
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    Steve Smith SR or McKinnon at my last flex position?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @lahey: Yeah, going Mck there.

  12. Nick says:
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    You still like Andre Johnson as WR3 over Keenan Allen or Mohammed Sanu? Standard 10-team league (non-ppr), thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Johnson and Allen are close enough to where you can flip, but I like Johnson slightly there.

  13. thesportsguy says:
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    Fantasy “one and done” pool, can only play a player one time all season…Was going to play Gordon this week but now worried about play count..

    Play him today or save him for?

    @ Buff
    Indy
    Cincy
    @ Car
    @ Balt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @thesportsguy: Save him for Indy. He could go nuts.

  14. Just Busted says:
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    Looking for PPR ROS Flex: Crowell or Martavis Bryant?

    Roster:
    Peyton Manning
    Lacy, Forsett, Mason, CJ Anderson
    Antonio Brown, Harvin, Jordan Matthews, Crabtree, Bryant
    Larry Donnell, Martellus Bennett
    Vinatieri
    SF, Detroit

    Thanks!

  15. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr

    Need two 1 wr 1 flex
    Keenan allen denard mason

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Denard and Mason. I feel like Denard is in store for a big game today.

  16. Zandy says:
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    1. higher floor crowell or Lamar?

    2. higher ceiling lamar or mason?

    both 0.5 ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: 1, Lamar, 2, Mason.

  17. Teddy Heater says:
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    Now Bernard is back it looks like Hill’s work load is going to be diminished and I’m sure Gray is in the dog house but I need a flex coin flip or you feeling anyone

    Hill @ Houston
    Gray v Det
    Mathews v Stl

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Mathews, but I’m nervous with all those options.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Jay: Mathews put in work, Great call! I’m hoping he’s not hurt again. So I have Jennings and Beckham or Harvin going tomo. Start Jennings and Beckham or Jennings and Harvin???

  18. superfly says:
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    Hi Jay, what are your thoughts on Herron in Indy…worth a pick for depth???? Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @superfly: For depth? Certainly.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: was happy (and didn’t expect it) to see him already get more work than T-Rich

  19. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Jay….

    PPR….OB jr or A Blue?

  20. Bryan says:
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    Tre Mason or Jeremy Hill?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: Mason.

  21. Frank White says:
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    Fred Jackson or Ryan Mathews??

  22. Lurk3r says:
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    In the Flex (Standard scoring): Kenny Stills or John Brown?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Brown.

  23. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, no waivers league..Dan Herron is starting and he is available in my league…quick before someone grabs him, do i drop any of my roster for him>

    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 Herron, quick reply appreciated….if Herron does well, then who do you drop, if you rather wait and see a few plays…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Hold.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Thanks Jay, how about Charles Johnson over any of them? same answer, hold?

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: or Justin Hunter is available too…

          • Nick says:
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            @Nick: Sorry to keep following up but TIm WRight is available, 2TD on the day…he worth a look>?

            • Nick says:
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              @Nick: & Kyle Rudolph too, hes available & is starting to get some targets….

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Nick: Sorry, just saw these. I’m still holding there.

  24. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i saw the rerankings, pros has paul and tamme about tied, why did you move paul up so many spots? SF and MIA are the # 1 and 2 teams in league against TE’s.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i had picked up paul early in week, and dropped him for tamme. i have JT and this is a dynasty league. elsewhere i picked up paul since i have reed.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’ll be honest… total gut call here.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay: i’ve trusted you so far even keeping garcon at all, so why not.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Jay: oh i didn’t play garcon anywhere, but i still own him in a couple of spots, even though RG3’s current play would indicate dropping every WR/TE on that team except D-Jax. good news might be like you think that RG3 comes back decent soon, or mccoy plays.

  25. Zandy says:
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    flex keenan or lamar – more focused on floor than upside
    0.5 ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Keenan.

  26. Oppo Taco says:
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    Keenan Allen or Ryan Mathews in the flex? They’re playing rams. .5ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Mathews, but it’s damn close.

  27. Bobby says:
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    Would you trade Calvin Johnson for Eddie Lacy in a PPR keeper league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobby: I’d hold there.

  28. Nick says:
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    Rudolph with 3 receptions for 50 yards, he worth a stash over K Allen, A Johnson or McKinnon? Its tough I have alot of mediocre players, but none worth droppping in a 10-team non-ppr, right? My roster is listed above…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Naw, I’d rather have the other three.

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

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Nope

  30. Allan says:
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    I’m gonna lose because my opponent has the eagle’s defense and kicker. God I miss fantasy baseball.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: We’re almost there! (Eh, maybe?)

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Allan: hell yeah with the PARKEY spread! put it on yr nipples!

  31. 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?!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Leaning Rams there.

  32. Stanman says:
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    Ok so I have a complicated rb situation. I have Mathews, t-rich (because Bradshaw went and died), f-jax, and Ronnie hillman (hoping he returns, but I don’t even know if it’s worth it..). I have 4 good wrs in antonio brown, aj green, kelvin Benjamin, and Keenan Allen, but can only use 3 so I want to trade 1 for an rb. One team has rashad Jennings and needs a wr (Allen would compete for best wr on his team) and another dude has Crowell and also no wrs. My idea with dude #1 is maaaybe 1 for 1 of Benjamin for Jennings and hope Allen can do well for me ROS, the other option is trade Allen and f-jax for Crowell, but I don’t know if that’ll work. Are these trades worth it? Is there a better trade I could attempt? Also is gio Bernard a possible buy low or is he too banged up to trust? What from my players would you offer for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stanman: I’d rather do Benjamin for Jennings. I’d stay away from Gio right now.

  33. Dom B says:
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    Do you know when the updated ROS rankings are and who is better ROS I traded him so Odell Beckham or Alshon Jeffery

    • Nikko says:
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      @Dom B: OBJ ALL DAY

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’ll be updating next week. I’m probably leaning Beckham, but that’s probably bias. Ask me again in a few days.

  34. Zandy says:
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    oh man
    the trading colts def for amaro and starting denver defense is the difference in my week… infuriating

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Zandy: a LOT of people were screwed at TE this week, with tamme/paul and others doing jack shit.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: if owen (sunny) D doesn’t do anything (when compared to those other two it’s probably not possible) i’m gonna start throwing things. at least rudolph did decent (probably his floor as well, hopefully), but i’m sure nobody started him after previous week.

  35. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, benching romo for cutler only cost 25.25 pts, man, i really don’t choose QB’s well in that league. I didn’t last year in that one either when Rodgers went out. I certainly could understand the rankings though pregame (not just yours, fantasy pros also)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: espn too, pretty much everybody had cutler 1-4 spots higher.

  36. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    you were totally right (esp since he came out early) about mathews over such others as vereen/hill/miller. hell, he’ll probably do better than ingram tomorrow if this “opening up offense” goes on. it’s weird in every league i have mathews i also was able to waiver ingram (mathews either drafted or waivered), my 2 biggest money leagues. Also odd that i happen to have julio/gordon in those same leagues. The odd part is being able to get all 4 of those guys in both of those leagues (and these leagues are generally pretty competitive as far as pickups go). Strange thing is i’m also an above average but not great team in both of those leagues (4-6th best team)

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