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It seems so long ago that we started our football journey, and here we are, at the half-way point. To celebrate, the NFL has decided to once again traverse the globe in a continuing effort to alienate football fans outside the United States, this time showcasing the hapless Lions (I nearly considered using the word “hopeless” instead, but let’s be honest, they do share the division with the Bears), going against the Chiefs sans Jamaal Charles. I hope London enjoys Stafford forcing throws into a quadruple-teamed Calvin Johnson and Alex Smith checkdowns as much as we do. Something also of note is that there are currently five undefeated teams in the NFL thus far, including the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals, proving that the Atheists were onto something. Two of those teams, the Broncos and Packers, will face off for tonight’s Sunday Night Football showcase, allowing the entire NBC crew ample time to tell us how good Peyton Manning is despite having the arm strength of my great grandmother. Who’s been dead for almost 40 years…

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  • The 49ers have waived Jarryd Hayne and promoted running back Kendall Gaskins to the active roster. Brace yourselves for “gas” metaphors from the commentators. Bonus points for “Stepping on the gas” if he runs for anything over three yards.
  • Darren McFadden is expected to be a three-down back against the Seahawks, reassuring that the Christine Michael hype train will stay broken for another week. Don’t worry Michael owners, DMC can’t do anything three times in a row without injuring something.
  • Dez Bryant will be on a “pitch count” today, meaning that he’ll also be playing in the World Series. Pretty cool story if you ask me.

 

 

  1. El Jefe says:
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    You know you’re a lions fan when you trade for Megatron just to give you a reason to watch their games… Here’s to hoping Jim Bob Cooter has one game plan – throw it to Calvin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @El Jefe: Jim Bob Cooter ain’t darn tootin’! And to be fair, that’s been the Lions game plan for about five years now.

  2. apiatt34 says:
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    Start Dez on the “pitch count” or Moncrief?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @apiatt34: Leaning Moncrief here.

  3. The imp says:
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    Whose your preferred bench stash in shallow bench 12 man PPR: Ellington or Starks?
    Good luck this week

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: Ellington. And you too!

  4. Money Mike says:
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    Mornin Jay, I have 2 brutal matchups at WR today. Randall Cobb @Den and T.Y. Hilton @Carolina. Also have Nate Washington and Kendall Wright on the bench. Should I change anything or just play my studs?
    Also Phillip Rivers or Matt Ryan this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Money Mike: Play your studs, and most definitely Rivers.

  5. Ron says:
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    In a .5PPR – Woodhead or Stewart?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Woody.

  6. Money Mike says:
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    Kendall Wright or Delanie Walker for FLEX spot? PPR league

      • Money Mike says:
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        @Jay:Mariota ruled out now, still Walker? I think Nate Washington can blow up in a revenge game but Titans pass defense is a little solid.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Money Mike: I think he’ll be used as an escape valve, so not much change there, no.

  7. Dom B says:
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    RB THIS WEEK LATAVIUS MURRAY OR JONATHAN STEWART OR GIO BERNARD

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: JStew

  8. Sean Abrams says:
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    Final flex spot Today in a mid-season playoff final, and I’m going crazy picking between Andre Johnson, Marques Wilson and Orleans Darkwa.

    I have Johnson in, but he’s been so disappointing and by far my worst draft pick.

    Help me make up my mind?

  9. 740 says:
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    Hey Jay.. 10team h2h standard

    Trade offer. Palmer, Forte, Barnidge for my Brady, Fitz.

    What do u think?

    Thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @740: If you need a TE, then this deal works for you. I’d do it.

      • 740 says:
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        @Jay:

        I have Reed and Ebron. Was thinking hold or counter offer

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @740: I like the deal, but you should counter. No need for Barnidge. Maybe a good bench RB or something.

          • 740 says:
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            @Jay:

            How bout my Brady, West for Palmer, Forte?

            My other RB. Yeldon, Hillman, CJ, Murray

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @740: Yeah, I like that deal a lot for you.

              • 740 says:
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                @Jay:

                Thanks a lot Jay.
                One last question. Hillman finally starting. Start him over Murray?

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  Yeah, but it’s real close. I think one spot on the rankings.

  10. Jay

    Jay says:
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    LOL, they just described the Stafford and Smith match-up as “Star-caliber quarterbacks”. The jet lag is real people.

  11. jhan23 says:
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    I don’t really enjoy fantasy leagues where there isn’t anything on the line. But it really sucks when you join one from a website like this and the host (Jay) doesn’t even set his lineups. I cant say I pay a lot of attention, but I have been setting my line and filling in injuries and bye weeks. I was really hoping to get some knowledge by playing in this league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Which league? All of them are set…

      • jhan23 says:
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        @Jay: Take On the Jaywrong

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @jhan23: They’re all named that.

            • jhan23 says:
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              @jhan23: I didnt realize they were all the same name. Ha

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @jhan23: Ah, I had thought I switched Charles out for Gordon. Then that’s on me. I edited 12 rosters this morning, so probably just wasn’t paying attention.

              • Barker says:
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                @Jay: he makes content all week give him a break doode

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @Barker: it’s fine. I messed up on that one. It happens.

  12. Nick says:
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    Ugh I missed out on Marvin Jones by $2 & now stuck with J Randle…anyways Ill deal with a pickup after this weekend since waivers are thin..

    Do you start Gates since he is playing today, or stick with L Green? Thanks bud

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Honestly, I have no idea. As a Chargers fan, going with Green…I think that’s the best I can do.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: lol, you have the same question 2 posts down…GL to your Chargers sir. & LETS GO JETS!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: ditto!

  13. Philsfan1976 says:
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    Hey Jay – start palmer or ryan this week?

  14. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Should I go Gates or play it safe with Ladarius this week, as reports are that Gates is going to play? Like always, thanks for the help. Good luck this week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: I’m going Green there. And you too!

  15. Slippy says:
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    Need to start two of Cobb, John brown, martavis, and d McFadden in ppr?? Leaning martavis and Cobb. Thx.

  16. Db says:
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    For today
    Julio jones and martavis or aj green and Antonio brown

    Ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Brown side.

  17. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Dez, John Brown, or James jones for my flex spot? Leaning Dez. Also starting Cobb, so I like jones for the whole “if Cobb isn’t getting the TD jones probably will” thing

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: kinda like Jones here, but since you have Cobb, Dez is fine too.

  18. artzlab says:
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    Help? Is Decker gonna play or should i roll orleans or chris polk in my flex?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @artzlab: From what I’ve seen, Decker is a go.

  19. SH says:
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    Luckiley I picked Diggs instead of Wilson lol. But on to trade offers. Jay would you deal E.Sanders forM.Brayant and Watkins. Mallet was just dropped in my league is he worth a stash.? And are the injuries to L.Bell and Forte serious, and would it be worth it to pick up the back ups.? Thanks Jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SH: Nice one. I would, yes. Mallet, I don’t think so. I think they are a little serious. I would wait until we get more news on Monday before making any decisions.

      • SH says:
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        @Jay: OK thanks again. One more think what do you think of Bryce Petty.

  20. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dynasty PPR with forte/ivory/woodhead/c.michael/powell. Drop both of michael/powell for j.bell and langford? I had Bell all year and now he finally is used as starting RB. I’m guessing i’ll have to spend no small part of my remaining 54/100 for langford. waivers go every day so can’t wait for forte news. I’m guessing powell is first dropped. Comparision bid winners in this league for RB’s
    blue (when foster went out) $29
    riddick $6 about 2 weeks ago
    starks $29 to the lacy owner when lacy went out with ankle thing
    c.johnson $12

    2. same league it’s a 2 QB. i have rodgers/peyton/osweiler/tyrod. drop osweiler for geno and bid how much?
    previous bids
    hoyer in early september $6
    weeden (right when romo went out) $26

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Hang onto Michael right now with Randle out for a while. Powell for Bell seems legit.

      Probably six bucks again or around that. It still is Geno, ya know?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: you’re saying don’t get langford, and go bell over him? and i guess i’m freaking out to short term injury worries with thinking michael could be a drop. he’s one DMC injury (and how have we had NONE of those yet) from starting in much better situation than bell or langford has.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: this damn league has a 3 add per week cap, so me grabbing ogletree back to stash (just hit IR few days back), adding rico rodgers for this week only and powell over bell (damn i should’ve waited even longer than 7 weeks apparently on that one) wouldn’t allow me to grab any of above people. but since geno/bell weren’t waivered last night i could get them tonight. Langford went for more than double what i would’ve shelled out at $22. Really hope Forte is OK at this point (few weeks missed would be fine)

  21. Dorian S. says:
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    Hey guys. As always, thanks for the columns and reads, and answering the questions. Like the one I’m about to give! OR ask, or whatever.

    With the Bucs being down hard, who should I go hunting the waivers for? Dye, Dey whatever his name is? Brate? Sefari?

    Let’s just say I could use some more receivers. Or rather I could always use more.

    Again, thanks as always!

  22. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    different league. PPR. start only 2 WR 1 flex
    luck/bortles
    forte/duke johnson/ellington/sims (just dropped today for vereen, yay, right when vereen starts to get kick returns again, this is .1 pt per return yard league)
    edelman/landry/crabtree (first good WR add for me here)/m.jones/wallace
    Gates/Green
    Den Kicker and DEF
    1. Is Gates back enough to drop Green?
    2. clearly i have wallace to drop for sure. d.will (PIT)/aiken/langford all seem like solid targets, in that order. Very surprised the Bell owner doesn’t already have D.Will. My team is going to be either 7-1 or 8-0 so worst or 2nd worst waiver. Other than Wallace who should be my 2nd drop if i can get Aiken to ensure i get Langford? Could be Green. Other TE’s out there if Gates gets hurt again are ebron/rico rodgers/tamme

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: J.Bell also out there, so would order be
      d.will/aiken/langford/bell, or since i have such shitty RB depth (i’ve dropped over the year freeman/jennings/vereen now, each of those moves made when it didn’t look bad to do it) should i have aiken at end of that chain. Since we only start 2 WR my edelman/crabtree/landry (with return yardage)/m.jones might make RB’s way bigger concern with me with forte thing.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: 3. or would you drop m.jones for aiken too, as last waiver attempt (only used after i’ve gotten if i get 2 RB first). so d.will/bell/langford/michael/aiken (jones dropped here, only after wallace and green are gone for RB’s)

  23. Sam says:
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    Hey, I got a question for you.

    If you were in my shoes, would you trade my Woodhead and DeAngelo Williams for Lacy? The rest of my RBs are Latavious Murray, Jeremy Hill, Charcandrick West and TJ Yeldon. I’m in a PPR league.

    Thanks!

    • Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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      @Sam: i’d do it. you have enough depth to lose 2 starters. If your opp is aware of bell being out for year you could get more though, maybe WR depth piece. West alone has been as good as Lacy since starting.

  24. Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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    any idea if l.bell comes off can’t drop list in yahoo before waivers on the 4th? i got lucky having aiken in a 20 teamer, now becomes a legitimate #2 WR (which he is for me already). Have Bell/D.will too. Want to try to get cobb and a WR if possible, but really can only drop a.wilson or maybe d.robinson to get a WR upgrade and Cobb, i SHOULD hopefully be able to drop l.bell by that time.

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