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In what could have been a wonderful work of satire in today’s title, last night’s Sunday excursion into Minnesota’s new football stadium may have upended years of programming in thinking that Sam Bradford (22/31, 286 YDS, 9.2 AVG, 2 TD, 121.2 RTG and 1 CAR, -3 YDS) isn’t quite the second coming of Joe Montana, but moreso a cross between Mr. Glass from Unbreakable and Jimmy Clausen. Yeah, an M. Night Shyamalan reference, deal with it. One game won’t change my expertly crafted comparisons, but after beating a team that has basically controlled the division for the last decade, and doing it mostly without Adrian Peterson who did essentially nothing until finally resigning to get injured and leave the game, should say something. I mean, Matt Asiata got more in his first carry this game than Peterson has ran the entire year… And so when we are in the second week of the season, saying that the Vikings front office was onto something by mortgaging a part of their future in a desperate attempt to replace Teddy Bridgewater may be a step too far as of now (since if you whisper “Sam Bradford” into a mirror three times, one of his ACLs will explode.), it is an encouraging start. And before you think that Bradford may not be the lede you were looking for, I think the meta conversation here is that forming conclusions and finding confirmation bias from two weeks of football is probably not wise. And that’s something that should probably be discussed. It matters in the general football sense if you’re, say, a Seahawks fan, but it also matters in fantasy football if you’re, say,  a Todd Gurley owner. When is the right time to panic? To make a move? We’ve only seen about 12% of the season thus far, and to make a baseball reference, that’s game 20. Making waiver moves, exploring trades, probing at what you can do is always a good thing, but my advice here (since I’ve seen a lot of inquiries on this) is to hold for the moment. Or, at the very least, do not sell yourself short. Just wait a bit longer before chugging down the bourbon and gaslighting yourself… one more week, maybe two, before you make any major decisions, and I promise you’ll have a clearer picture and still have enough time left to do something about it.

Here’s what else I saw during yesterday’s Week 2 Sunday games…

Ameer Abdullah – 6 CAR, 38 YDS, 6.3 AVG. Ameer Abdullah hurt his foot at the end of a 24-yard run in the second quarter. He almost immediately went to the locker room and was eventually ruled out of the game… Ugh, the Lions loinsing always looks so Lionsly Loinsy, ya know what I’m saying? I know you do.

Travis Benjamin6 REC, 115 YDS, 19.2 AVG, 2 TD. We’re jammin’, jammin’, And I hope you like Travis Touchdownjammin’, too.

LeGarrette Blount29 CAR, 123 YDS. 4.2 AVG, 1 TD. That’s what I get for playing a New England Patriots player in fantasy despite my better principles. Excuse me while I go take a shower.

Blake Bortles31/50, 329 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 77.8 RTG and 3 CAR, 34 YDS. We secretly replaced the Chargers secondary with the Legion of Boom in their prime! Let’s see if Blake Bortles ever noticed… Yep. He noticed.

Drew Brees29/44, 263 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 1 TD, 89.5 RTG. While watching the game, one prominent question kept occupying the valuable real estate market in my head (bullish market, I tell ya!), and that was: Who was going to get their sh*t together first in this game? Drew Brees and the Saints offense… or Drew Brees and the Saints offense? Asking all the right questions here, but not an answer to be found. Much like my life. MUTHA. F*CKING. DEEP.

Jacoby Brissett6/9, 92 YDS, 10.2 AVG, 100.2 RTG and 4 CAR, 12 YDS. Welcome to the National Football League, guy who had a bad senior year at North Carolina State! Prepare to hear some racist things if you have growing pains!

Dez Bryant7 REC, 102 YDS, 14.6 AVG. Football: Bryant is good at it. Cole Beasley (5 REC, 75 YDS, 15.0 AVG)? Ehhh. Let’s see how the Dak-attack does in Week 3…

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Victor Cruz4 REC, 91 YDS, 22.8 AVG. Victor Cruz is treats me like my ex used to; He lets me down all the time, but every now and then does something that makes me think he cares.

Kirk Cousins28/46, 364 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 84.0 RTG. Quiz time folks! What is a Cousinsception? A) An interception thrown by Washington’s quarterback Kirk Cousins?, or B) Something that occurs often in the deep South and that’s illegal in some states?

Isaiah Crowell18 CAR, 133 YDS, 7.4 AVG, 1 TD and 1 REC, 15 YDS. I was surprised that Crowell could actually do something like this (Note: Highlight has sound.), but apparently the Ravens didn’t even notice he was actually a player in the game.

Vernon Davis5 REC, 51 YDS, 10.2 AVG. Wait a minute here, Vernon Davis is still alive? “Life finds a way…” – Jeff Goldblum. Oh, thanks for clearing that up Jeff.

Stefon Diggs9 REC, 182 YDS, 20.2 AVG, 1 TD. Listen Sam, you keep throwing it to Diggs. Over and over again. OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Larry Fitzgerald6 REC, 81 YDS, 13.5 AVG, 1 TD. Fitzgerald destroying Tampa Bay’s secondary would seem more meaningful if they weren’t from the NFC South.

Arian Foster3 CAR, 9 YDS, 3.0 AVG. Goddamn it Foster! He did not return to Sunday’s game after suffering a groin injury in the second quarter. But hey, at least it’s not season ending… yet. (That’s probably still a few weeks away.)

Blaine Gabbert17/36, 243 YDS, 6.8 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 64.9 RTG and 3 CAR, 10 YDS, 1 TD. There does not exist a reality where Blaine Gabbert should be starting over Colin Kaepernick. So, the natural following question would be: Who are they going to bring in next to be “not Colin Kaepernick”?

Jimmy Garoppolo18/27, 234 YDS, 8.7 AVG, 3 TD, 130.8 RTG. Garoppolo had his throwing shoulder smashed into the ground after taking a big hit from Kiko Alonso in the second quarter. It looks to be a sprained AC joint and he’s day-to-day at the moment. (I’d think it’s more week-to-week and the Texans start is a real question mark.) News Flash: New England has just signed free agent quarterback Bom Trady to two-week deal! The one highlight of Garoppolo getting injured will be Belichick getting pressed by some salty reporters throughout the week. Regardless, I think we all know how this quarterback situation will play out: 1. The Patriots will sign Johnny Manziel. 2. Manziel will win the next two games, throwing a total of 14 TD passes. 3. Brady will return from his suspension, the Pats will then trade Manziel to Dallas and Jerry Jones for five first rounders and two seventh rounders. 4. Manziel will never throw another touchdown ever again and those two seventh rounders will be perennial pro-bowlers. Mark it down folks.

Frank Gore13 CAR, 44 YDS, 3.4 AVG and 3 REC, 19 YDS, 6.3 AVG, 1 TD. Frank Gore is 234 years old. But hey, that’s only 1,638 in dog years!

Jimmy Graham3 REC, 42 YDS, 14.0 AVG. The Ciara offense everybody!

DeAngelo Williams32 CAR, 94 YDS, 2.9 AVG and 4 REC, 38 YDS, 9.5 AVG, 1 TD. Can’t believe Williams still plays, let alone starts.

Jeremy Hill (11 CAR, 22 YDS, 2.0 AVG and 3 REC, 37 YDS, 12.3 AVG) and Giovani Bernard (5 CAR, 17 YDS, 3.4 AVG, 1 FUM and 9 REC, 100 YDS, 11.1 AVG, 1 TD) – Cincinnati has two starting running backs on their team but unfortunately, both of them suck at the same time, or one sucks and the other does well… never can both have a good game at the same, those are, like, the only possible combinations, and the first one happens more than naught. I feel like this fantasy situation is basically Russian roulette, but with five cylinders in the chamber loaded.

Allen Hurns5 REC, 64 YDS, 12.8 AVG. Pretty much everything about the Jags is tragic at this point.

Mark Ingram – 9 CAR, 30 YDS, 3.3 AVG and 4 REC, 17 YDS, 4.3 AVG. If you told me it was 13-16 in that Saints-Giants game, I would have asked “Okay, but where are all the other numbers at?”

DeSean Jackson3 REC, 40 YDS, 13.3 AVG. Cousins missed a few big plays by overthrowing Jackson. I mean, how do you actually overthrow Jackson? Putting too much arm on a throw to D-Jax is like giving Remy Lacroix too much d*ck.

Jesse James3 REC, 29 YDS, 9.7 AVG, 1 TD. As we all know, Big Ben (allegedly) likes tight ends.

Andre Johnson1 REC, 9 YDS, 1 TD. Andre Johnson is still alive. It has been confirmed, all search parties can be called back. Good work everyone.

Case Keenum18/30, 239 YDS, 8.0 AVG, 85.3 RTG and 3 CAR, 5 YDS. Keenum led the Rams offense to nine points yesterday, triggering an escalator clause in his contract. Good for him! Also, I have some movie titles that star Keenum… yes, I think about these things, why you askin’? How about Case Worker Keenum: Adventures in Social Work? OR, or… Case Keenum: The Case of the Mysterious Loss of Nine Yards?

Eddie Lacy12 CAR, 50 YDS, 4.2 AVG. Meanwhile, Lacy has apparently completed his transformation into Trent Richardson.

Eli Manning32/41, 368 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 104.1 RTG and 4 CAR, -4 YDS. Jesus Eli, the Saints secondary is made of greek yogurt and old Compaq computers. How did this even happen? I mean, the playbook must have been full of Eli’s crayon drawings or something.

Josh McCown20/33, 260 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 80.4 RTG and 2 CAR, 0 YDS. The Cody Kessler epoch begins in Cleveland… or not. I have no idea where they go from here. Open all alcoholic beverages no matter what happens!

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Cam Newton24/40, 353 YDS, 8.8 AVG, 4 TD, 1 INT and 111.8 RTG and 6 CAR, 37 YDS, 6.2 AVG. Looks like Newton was off to go take care of his side job: selling cough tonic door-to-door.

Brock Osweiler19/33, 268 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 1 TD, 2 INT, 68.8 RTG and 2 CAR, -3 YDS. I called him Brock Lobster in Week 1 (too easy, granted), but he has now upgraded to Brock LOLster. Keep proving Elway right, that’s exactly what we want man… TOTALLY.

Niles Paul1 REC, 16 YDS. De Niles Paul ain’t just a river in Egypt…

Adrian Peterson12 CAR, 19 YDS, 1.6 AVG and 2 REC, 7 YDS, 3.5 AVG. Peterson hopped off the field without putting any weight on his right leg before being helped to the locker room. Replays showed it was a right-ankle injury and he’s currently day-to-day. Man, tough break… I wouldn’t want to be one of Peterson’s kids today. No, actually, I’m sorry. That’s in poor taste. He’d never see them on a weekday.

Dak Prescott22/30, 292 YDS, 9.7 AVG, 103.8 RTG and 1 CAR, 6 YDS. Dak Dak bo bak banana-nana fo fack, me mi mo mak, Dak! Things I imagine “Dak” is short for: Dakstrom, Daklexander, Dakmonius-Strobonius, Dakstimous, Daktometer, Daxtrointerologist….

Philip Rivers17/24, 220 YDS, 9.2 AVG, 4 TD, 138.9 RTG and 1 CAR, 10 YDS, 1 FUM. Good to see the Old Testament God is back in his life.

Allen Robinson3 REC, 54 YDS, 18.0 AVG. Well, Allen Robinson sure has been a fine return on my draft dollar. Thanks Obama!

Ben Roethlisberger19/37, 259 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 3 TD, 2 INT, 78.5 RTG and 1 CAR, 14 YDS. A well deserved Choco Taco for Ben last night. And yes, that was a euphemism. I think. Maybe. I’m sure it was.

Eli Rogers1 REC, 9 YDS. Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. In the rain. In the dark. Someday we all fade to black. The End.

Trevor Siemian22/33, 266 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 1 INT, 78.6 RTG and 1 CAR, 7 YDS. I think the rest of the offense will soon rise as one and kill Trevor Siemian. Figuratively of course. Well, I can’t speak for Demaryius Thomas (5 REC, 90 YDS, 18.0 AVG), but I’d assume he’s safe for one more week…

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Matthew Stafford22/40, 260 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 72.9 RTG and 2 CAR, 31 YDS. Matthew Stafford ran for a 24-yard gain, proving that Matthew Stafford can, in fact, run for 24 straight yards.

Ryan Tannehill32/45, 389 YDS, 8.6 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 93.7 RTG and 6 CAR, 35 YDS. What a strange team. They stay within striking of distance against a Super Bowl contending team last week and you think, well sure, maybe they’ve changed a bit. And then the Patriots come in and knock them around the entire game, only letting it get close when a third-string quarterback has to take over, and we’re back to the LOLphins. It’s like every season now they start out with tempered, but achievable expectations, show some glimmer of potential, then they are immediately get exposed as a joke of a team that they probably really are.

Russell Wilson22/35, 254 YDS, 7.3 AVG, 84.7 RTG and 5 CAR, 14 YDS. Is the Rams defense good, or does the Seahawks offense just suck? I believe the answer is: Yes.

Jameis Winston27/52, 243 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 1 TD, 4 INT, 39.2 RTG and 3 CAR, 9 YDS, 1 FUM. The Cardinals defense was beating up on Jameis Winston pretty much the entire game yesterday. I’d suggest some feminists send them some cookies but I don’t want to be trying to control the tone of the conversation.

Danny Woodhead3 CAR, 27 YDS, 9.0 AVG and 1 REC, 4 YDS. He hurt his right knee at the end of a short reception in the first quarter of yesterday’s game and is considered to be a very serious injury at the moment, and his season is in jeopardy most likely… Maaaan, losing Woodhead AND Allen for the season… at this point, just burn the place down and ship the ashes to Los Angeles.

T.J. Yeldon7 CAR, 28 YDS, 4.0 AVG and 8 REC, 10 YDS, 1.3 AVG. The Jaguars: Still not good. Yeldon representing that statement as a truth pretty well here I have to say.

Other Injury Updates: Doug Martin suffered a hamstring injury early in the second quarter on a 1-yard run against the Cardinals. He’s day-to-day. Thomas Rawls injured his leg in the second quarter against the Rams and did not return. Pete Carroll said he was kicked in the leg and it’s considered a “contusion”. He’s day-to-day. Donte Moncrief took a shot to the head from Broncos safety T.J. Ward as he stretched for a pass toward the end of the first quarter. The team diagnosed him with a head/neck injury. He’s day-to-day. Jonathan Stewart entered Week 2 on the injury report because of an ankle injury, and he hurt his hamstring early in Sunday’s contest against the 49ers. He missed the remainder of the game and is day-to-day. He’s day-to-day for now. Doug Baldwin tweaked his knee in the second quarter on Sunday when he was blocking with his back to the line of scrimmage and got his leg rolled up on from behind. He’ll be getting an MRI later today.

 

Final Thought

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Pete Carroll looks like he just found out that jet fuel doesn’t have the ability to melt steel beams, but soften them just enough to weaken its structural integrity.

 

 

  1. Brian says:
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    LMFAO those video clips are good watch them over and over. Im down by 6 points going into tonights game I have Langford he has Celek should I be worried ?

    Thanks again

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Thanks man! No, I think Langford will have a pretty good game, don’t worry too much here.

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Danny Woodhead ruined my week. So glad I benched Melvin Gordon. Then again, at least I have Melvin Gordon to start next week. You know, until all of his bones simultaneously break, and he evaporates into thin air and blows away.

    Pats offense with Brissett is pretty much the Broncos offense with Tebow. Don’t let him pass, is more or less the game plan.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Well, at the very least, I get to bring some DHAKIE jokes for next weeks recap.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Jay: What’s a dhakie?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Haha, you don’t know what it is when you use the BAHSTAN accent? Interesting.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Jay: Have you heard me on the pod? I don’t have a Boston accent.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Shouldn’t you be able to decipher it though?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Jay: Only when spoken! Ha!

  3. Oppo taco says:
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    Would you trade Cobb and t Coleman for a rob? .5 Ppr my rbs are Miller, gio, Coleman, cmike, henry, booker 12 team league with a flex

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo taco: Hmm, I might do Cobb for Robinson straight up, but I’d want to keep Coleman… you think there’s room there to negotiate? I like Robinson, but his value has taken a hit.

  4. Nick says:
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    Jay !!

    lost all my 4 matchups this week!!

    Keeper team is my most important:
    Bad News:
    QB: started Luck over Cousins
    RB2: lost Spencer Ware / Rawls / Woodhead on injuries
    RB1: Mark Ingram and Todd gurley have been BUSTS so far
    TE: Barnidge will be without McCown , so Fleener? ;-(
    WR: ABrown – Cobb – DSJax : all underperformed
    GOOD NEWS:
    RB1: i have Sims as the Hamster backup! let’s see what Mighty Mouse can do
    RB2: i have Christine as the Rawls backup ! let’s go girl!!
    WR: Shepard and Fuller on full cylinders
    Houston def: on top #5 after 2weeks

    pickups:
    TE: Tamme BAL / Pitta ATL ? over Barn/Fleener
    RB: Tevin CoolMan over Woody?
    WR: Mike Walllace over Pryor Senior
    K: Vinatieri / Novak over Hooschka?

    Nicky

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Sorry to hear! Stick with the TE’s, Yeah, Tevin over Woody if the news turns out bad, yes on Wallace, and Vinatieri, sure. Pretty much the same though, so it doesn’t matter.

  5. ashtray says:
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    I was cruising my way to victory until that Diggs catch. F that guy. Now all I need is 16 points out of Ryan Matthews.

    I’ve been playing whack-a-mole with Bortles and Rivers so far. From these two games do you think one of those two will be clearly ahead of the other by the end of the year?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ashtray: 16 points is a fair goal… I need 80 from him in one league… I’m optimistic.

      Yes, I think Rivers still, but Bortles isn’t that bad. He’ll start returning to mediocrity soon enough. Hopefully with some flashes here and there.

  6. Nightpandas says:
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    Can you rank these Ww beauty pickups at this point?

    Fozzie Bear
    Charcandrink
    Assiata
    Ajaiyiiii
    Dwayne Wayne Washington

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: Probably has to be West, Fozzy, Ajayi, Asiata, Washington… not sure on Washington, he could go up a bit too if you squint.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: wait what happened to spencer ware???!?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Oh yeah, earlier I was thinking of Damarcus Ware, it was my bad.

          • 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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            @Jay: you scared the SHIT outta me till many hours later i couldn’t find anything noting s.ware.

  7. Scott says:
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    My imaginary team, All About the Benjamins, is kicking butt right now!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: As it should be!

  8. Justin says:
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    Wasnt it Demarcus Ware that broke his arm yesterday, not Spencer Ware?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Oh yeah, good point, that part was written at like 1 am eastern. Thanks for the heads up!

  9. William Hung says:
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    @Jay: I’m frustrated with Cobb – it looks like Cobb’s 2015 is really who he is and I paid a 3rd round premium cause of what he did in 2014. Do you really think there are better days ahead for him as a WR2, or is he a WR3 with some upside?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I do, I really like him still, and think Jordy Nelson’s success will spur something out of him. I’m waiting at least two more weeks on Cobb.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: If I could flip Cobb for Julian Edelman, do I do it? I feel like Edelman is more consistent in a .5 PPR league… thinking of throwing this out there

        • William Hung says:
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          @William Hung: irrelevant, it was denied anyway

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @William Hung: For what it’s worth, yeah, I would have done that. I can see why it was denied. I think Cobb can be his equal though, if things can get turned around.

            • William Hung says:
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              @Jay: Greatly regret jumping on Cobb round 3 instead of Edelman (Round 5)

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                Yeah, I think Cobb around there was okay though. He was a big time target for a lot of people looking at value.

  10. Braun Weasleys says:
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    Was offered Ezekiel for my Allen Robinson in a 14 team ppr

    Rb: leveon
    Rb:gio
    Wr: Allen
    Wr: maclin
    Flex: Floyd
    Be: John brown
    Be: j Stewart
    Be: Abdullah

    Corey Coleman was just dropped and I have the number 1 waiver this week, was thinking I could trade some of my rb3’s and a wr3 later in the year for a wr2/1

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Braun Weasleys: Yeah, I like the idea of picking up Coleman to pair with Brown. I think you need Robinson if that’s Keenan Allen.

      • Braun Weasleys says:
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        @Jay:

        No that’s Allen Robinson who’s starting me for now, would you rather have him than Ezekiel in ppr?

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Braun Weasleys: You can’t afford to give up a WR in a PPR league based on your depth.

          Temper expectations on Coleman. He’s got a nobody at QB now, Josh Gordon will be back in a couple weeks to steal some thunder, and they are likely to shift to a running offense with the QB injuries. Not really a great time to be a CLE WR.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Braun Weasleys: Ah, I see, thought it was a last name. Okay, so I just don’t like what it does to your WRs, even if you do get Coleman. In PPR< I think you are okay with Bell coming back soon and Gio and company. Zeke also has a fumbling problem... we should wait and see what happens with that (he was benched in the fourth quarter yesterday.)

  11. Latenighttip says:
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    Risky I know, but would you float a Isaiah Crowell for AP offer out there?

    Prob best to wait a couple days, I just don’t believe in Crowell at all (not sure how I even own him) but have gotten extremely lucky he has found value the first 2 weeks. With the Browns a dumpster, I see his value at its highest it will be all season.

    What side would you be on?
    1) AP or Crowell
    2) Crowell / devante Parker/ Dwayne Allen for Carlos Hyde/ Greg Olsen

    3) Crowell/ Dwayne Allen/ Parker for frank gore/ moncrief/Greg Olsen.

    Thanks as always

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Latenighttip: Yeah, I think it’s smart thinking, but you’re also right in thinking you should wait a bit. Let’s start to hear something definitive and go from there.

      I think the other two deals are kinda lateral, but I do prefer Olsen enough to like number 2.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Jay: #2 is the best option since you’re already starting Crowell… unless you can get Mckinnon to handcuff to AP…

  12. Latenighttip says:
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    Btw amazing game for any Stefon diggs owners out there. I own him and was cautiously optimistic about the whole “Bradford loves the slot” narrative I just hope they both stay healthy at this point.obviously there will be down weeks but diggs seems like a comfy wr2 no?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Latenighttip: Totally, they seem to have a strong connection already, something Bradford and Matthews had a hard time developing. Yeah, I could see strong WR2 as a ceiling, maybe a little more.

  13. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – do you see yesterday’s game as a sign of things to come for Torrey Smith, or are we going to have to deal with inconsistency like last year from him? I’m hoping yesterday’s game gets the Niners offense going a little bit. 3 receptions on 10 targets is kind of weak though.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I feel like there will be a bit inconsistency, but with a higher floor with less options around him.

  14. Scott says:
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    I benched Stefon this week with TB down. I guess I shouldn’t have!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I mean, honestly, who would have thought this would happen in Bradford’s first game?

  15. ashtray says:
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    I asked yesterday about trading away Moncrief for Goodwin and you gave me the ok. Of course Moncrief gets banged up immediately after. Would you be ok with offering Baldwin, Decker, or Davente Parker instead?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @ashtray: No way.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ashtray: Eh, I’d probably hold on those three. Maybe Baldwin, but I think he got banged up a little too.

  16. JRS says:
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    Happiness is being up by 9 with my opponent still having AP yet to go, only to win by 8.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JRS: Haha, AP definitely the gift that keeps giving this year, in a sarcastic way and not a sarcastic way.

  17. Gregarious says:
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    latavius vs. ingram (0.5 PPR)…who you like??

  18. the big cheese says:
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    Would you trade Arian Foster and Devante parker for Marvin Jones and Charles Sims in a 12-teamer?

    Team:

    Qb – Stafford, Brady
    RB – Miller, Foster, Forsett, Washington (OAK)
    WR – Beckham, Evans, D. Thomas, John Brown, Josh Gordon, Parker
    TE – Clive Walford, Eifert

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yes, I think I would want Jones right now. Sims is okay… the thing is, Foster is injured, and your RB depth would be a concern. And your WRs are just fine with some depth… it makes sense in a vacuum, but not much for your team.

      • the big cheese says:
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        @Jay: I might be able to flip Jones for Adrian Peterson, based on the rumblings in my league.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Which Jones? If it’s Marvin, that’s really intriguing. From what I’ve ready, it’s ligament damage, multiple weeks… man, tough to say.

          • the big cheese says:
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            @Jay: Yeah, sorry. Marvin Jones. The guy who I’d be getting Jones from also has an offer on the table to give Marvin Jones for AP.

            I don’t have much issue giving up Foster. I just feel like he’s going to be injured.

            I’m more concerned about how awesome Parker is going to be this year.

            It’s a .5 PPR, which gives Sims some more value.

            I dunno, like you said, tough call. Might just pull the trigger though.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              Yeah, it does make sense, but man, wish AP actually had some value…

  19. Moscowitz says:
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    Are 20$ for McKinnon too much?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Not for an AP owner.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Jay: i am not an AP owner but i think he is pretty much done and the change is inevitable. So you think 20$ are enough to get McKinnon?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Moscowitz: I’d say it’s fair, yeah. The AP owner may go wild though, so do have a backup plan if there’s one out there.

  20. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – I know nothing about Fozzy Whittaker… is he worth using a waiver priority on? My current starting RBs are: Charles Sims and Gio Bernard, with Matt Jones as the “backup” since he has the weakest matchup out of the bunch for Week 3 and Doug Martin is likely to miss this next game.

    Fozzy faces the Vikings, but if he’s capable as a 3 down back, I’d start him over one of Sims / Bernard

    • Jay

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      He’s not really a three-down back, his a shifty pass-catcher, but he’d definitely take a majority of duties as opposed to Mike Tolbert. I’d say around 65% of all touches and catches if Stewart is out for a while. Do keep in mind that this doesn’t include Newton himself, who I actually think would probably be the RB1 for this team… kinda joking, but kinda not.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Yeah Newton vultures those goal-line scores like a PRO – so in summation, you do not think Fozzy is worth an add for my team.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Jay – nevermind. I just got the notification that Woodhead is out for the year. So he’s my drop for a WR/RB… I look forward to the waiver wire adds… DAMMIT!!!!!

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @William Hung: Yeah, this is going to hurt a lot of my teams. Maaaaaaaaaaaan

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I think he is with Stewart out and then Woody too.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: Looking down the line, what are your thoughts on Kenneth Dixon? I’m pretty happy with my depth at RB given the circumstances. Looks like Fozzy will be my WW add this week, but I was curious to know if J-Stew is really only out for at most 2 games, if I should keep Dixon on my shortlist and target him around Week 4-5. The Ravens RBs have been quite lackluster thus far.

            • Jay

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              @William Hung: Upside guy, I like him moderately, but probably depth unless Forsett goes by the wayside, which is possible. I’d say he’s about the same value as Fozzy, but Fozzy will help you out tomorrow, whereas Dixon has a countdown.

  21. Latenighttip says:
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    Hey I’m getting some weird trade offers wondering your thoughts..

    I got Crowell for $1 in my draft because, he was $1…

    I don’t start him and have freeman, forte , Michael , Ajayi and Forsett as well

    Would you do any of these?

    R. Jennings and cardinals d/st for Crowell
    Jonathen Stewart for Crowell

    Josh Gordon for Crowell..

    I think I like Jon Stewart the most despite the injury, but Jennings seems safer?

    Idk I feel like I have to cash in on Crowell before he lays an egg next week and back to reality.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Is this a keeper? Regardless, I’d jump on that Jennings deal. Really like him going forward.

  22. Brian says:
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    Is Romo worth a stash I am shaky at QB I don’t really have a starter I’ve been streaming but 2-0 so I guess it’s working. I could carry Tannehill and Romo I’ve heard Romo will be back after week 7 bye and Tannehill has good schedule until then. Other option is Flaco eww that was ugly yesterday can’t stand Baltimore offense tough to watch. I live in MD and am stuck watching them a lot hurts. What are your thoughts I don’t really want to trade any of my other positions as my bench and starters are deep and as we seen this weekend injuries can happen in bunches.

    Thanks again

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: There’s no downside here. Just release if you need to, but if you have the space, it’s okay.

  23. Nick says:
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    What a week, lucked out in one league winning 115.65 – 115.60 to go to 1-1. Please no stat corrections!! Other league moved to 2-0 in a blowout.

    On to team maintenance. I have TE problems on both teams. First league (12 teamer) I have D Allen with waivers including Pitta, Cook & Tamme. Since that one is non-FAAB, I think I will hold my waiver claim spot (#8) and try to move up but would you drop a bench guy like Sanu or Cousins if Pitta or others clear waivers Wednesday?

    Than in my FAAB 10 team league, I have Barnidge. All of above TEs available plus Z Miller, Waldord, Clay, J James & Rudolph…I have a weak bench here with Vereen, Steve Smith, J Brown & Taylor all probably droppable. Which TE do you target, approximate bid & who is droppable first?

    Thanks as always Jay!

    • Jay

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      @Nick: Geez, that’s a close call man. Hold on Sanu, but Cousins might be okay… but I still don’t trust Pitta over Allen right now. Probably Rudolph there… something cheap. Barnidge isn’t terrible, so just a cheap bid is fine.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: what’s the ranking on those bench players from my 2nd team, worst to most valuable

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Brown, Vereen, Smith, Taylor (is that Tyrod?)

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            @Jay: correct. Wow, kind of surprised Brown is on your shit list this quick (no pun intended ;))

            • Jay

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              @Nick: Oh, he’s ranked first though… at least that’s how I read it.

  24. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – I’m hearing that a couple of Redskins are worthy of PPR roster stashes – Jamison Crowder and Chris Thompson. What are your thoughts? I’d drop Torrey Smith for Crowder. Not sure who I’d drop for Thompson as I already own Matt Jones and plan on picking up Fozzy.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I’d say Thompson, yes. Crowder, maybe, he got a lot of attention, but not sure if that’s going to be an every week thing. That being said, I still like Smith a little more at the moment.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Would Thompson / Jones be similar to what the Bengals have with Bernard / Hill? Trying to gauge where to fit Thompson.

        My current RBs – Arian Foster, Matt Jones, Gio Bernard, Charles Sims, Danny Woodhead / Fozzy pending waiver claim

        I’m also intrigued by a couple of WRs – Cole Beasley and Nelson Agholor. Beasley is getting targets and Agholor might be making a 2nd year jump – we’ll see tonight.

        • Jay

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          @William Hung: yeah, tonight will help with Agholor. Not really on the Bengals, in that they have similar roles, but Thompson is a bit less effective than Gio. It’s okay to have both, but you lock yourself into Washington’s result a little too much if you share both.

  25. William Hung says:
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    I’m trying to propose a trade to a team that has zero depth and his best WR is Golden Tate. His RBs are Zeke Elliot, Rawls, and Mathews. WRs are Tate, Coates, and Parker.

    If I target both Mathews and Parker, who should I give up? I’m low on Cobb but I feel like I’d be selling way short if I pair Cobb and Torrey Smith for Parker and Mathews… what do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: At this point, that’s fair, but you are right… what I would do is send out a feeler, see if he has any interest in your team, and try to squeeze a week in there where he’s in dialogue with you, but also allows some of your players to retain some value.

  26. db says:
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    ppr, keeper league keep 1
    Qb cam
    wr antonio brown, watkins, coleman
    rb lat murray, gio bernanrd
    te olsen
    flex gates
    bench sims, sproles, dorsett, perriman, jordan howard, kevin white

    use waiver on any of these guys or wait till after waiver :
    enuwa, tamme, crowder, amendola, coates, doyle, britt, boldin, maqise lee, fozzie, tavon austin, davantae adams

    • Jay

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      @db: Hmm, because it’s a keeper, I think your bench is pretty set. Part of my wants Fozzy over Sproles, but not sure what that does for you.

  27. Hey jay hope your season is off to a great start Houston we have problems I have a muddled backfield of McCoy freeman riddick Crowell and ivory who would you start going into week 3 half pt PPR I have some stud receivers it’s a dynasty so thinking of making a trade I have Keenan on the IR Micheal Floyd FITZ Jeffery decker and Brandon Marshall so I can put together a package to upgrade the position let me know your thoughts!

    Thank
    Rob from the north

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @[email protected]: Well, if some Chargers survive this year, it’ll be nice. That backfield seems okay, I’d probably start your first three, and your WRs seem fine. Losing Allen sucks, but Floyd, Fitz and Jeffery and Decker should be enough.

  28. Brian says:
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    Just got this blockbuster offer I get Hopkins and Marvin Jones I give Melvins Gordon, Watkins and Demarco Murray. I feel like I’d be giving up a lot it would make sense if Henry took over as I also own him. I feel like Gordon will have more value now Demarco is balling now and I have his cuff and who knows about Watkins. Your thoughts ? My othere backs are Jeremy Hill , Lamar Miller and C Mike. My receivers are AJ Green , Snead and Josh Gordon. I would be wr heavy if I made this trade. Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: I like the deal for you slightly, but the issue is what you mentioned, not only would you be WR heavy, but you’d also lose a lot in the RB area. Hill hasn’t looked totally hot, so it’ll all come down to Miller.

      Any chance you can swing, say, Murray and Watkins for Hopkins? That makes a little more sense. (Though, you could be paying a little more then I’d like.)

  29. sh says:
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    Jay would you deal Woodhead and siemien for a 2nd round pick in the first year player draft , starks and foster in a 12 team 32 player 1pt ppr league.

    Sucks to be a Chargers fan right now.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @sh: Yeah it does…

      Hmm, I like the idea of it, helps you a bit now, and gives you a pick for next season. I’d be nervous about Foster though.

      • sh says:
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        @Jay:

        would you rather have Fozzy for the year or Foster

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @sh: Foster.

  30. John says:
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    Trade advice?
    I would give up sammy watkins and tevin coleman for peterson and yeldon. I am in a standard 12 team league.
    My receivers and running backs are as follows (Not including traded players):

    Receivers:
    Odell
    Mike Evans
    Vincent Jackson
    Josh Gordon

    Running Backs:
    Ameer abdullah
    Matt Jones
    Jeremy Hill
    Chris Ivory
    Deandre Washington

    Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      It’s really risky, but on paper, I kinda like it. There’s very little margin of error with your RBs, but you also have Gordon coming back, which should help.

  31. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Would you trade Charles for K Benjamin in a 12 team standard league?

  32. Joe says:
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    I was offered Randall Cobb for Mark Ingram. 10 team league, standard scoring. I don’t really have a need for RB or WR either way. Who has the better season from here on out? Both have underperformed, I’m just getting concerned about how little they’re incorporating Ingram into the offense so far. So few touches and cadet is getting 3rd down playing time.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: I’d say the end up even, so based on your team, probably hold.

  33. Cole says:
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    12 team no ppr only carry 3 rb 4 wr/te
    Carr
    Zeke Murray Gordon
    DeZ cooper Lockett brown

    Offer received
    Brady AP and Robison for Zeke DEz cousins (back up)

    Am I crazy for considering this? I know AP hurt but the fumbles Sunday scared me for Zeke. DEz for Robinson seems fair and getting Brady would help me as well

    Tell me I am crazy

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d hold there. I don’t want AP right now… too much risk. The fumbles are a worry, but lets see how he rebounds.

  34. EA says:
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    With J. Charles coming back… ok to drop West? thinking about picking up Enunwa or Crowder. Thoughts?

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