This game was like my sex life in that I missed half of it, had no idea what was going on, and didn’t particularly care about either of the parties involved… Until the ending. In what was your run-of-the-mill Monday Night Football affair until the last few minutes of regulation, I guess I should have known better in a game featuring the Lions that something profound and utterly incomprehensible was going to happen. And boy did they deliver. After capitalizing on a corner blitz which forced a Russell Wilson fumble and a fatman touchdown, the Lions drove all the way in Seattle territory down 13-10 with minutes left to go. It had all the makings of a late Seahawks collapse… and then Megaderp happened (shown above). Catching the ball and trying to forcing his way into endzone, Kam Chancellor knocked the ball out of Calvin Johnson’s hand, which was immediately batted out of bounds for a touchback by Seattle’s K.J. Wright. And thus it was… Seattle’s season has rebounded a bit and the Lions are now on pace to be the usual Lions we know and love. Can they once again achieve the feat of 0-16? Only time and lots of alcohol can tell…

Oh Lions

New to Daily Fantasy Football? Try out this new free FanDuel’s contest, where half the league is guaranteed to win. (Played on FanDuel before? You can build a team for $5 for a chance of $100,000, part of a one million dollar prize pool!)

Peak Lions.

Peak Lions.

Ameer Abdullah – 13 CAR, 33 YDS and 2 REC, 11 YDS. I read in the Economist that Detroit is offering some tremendous tax breaks and making a serious effort to court the Sadness Industry. Abdullah has signed up to be their spokesperson.

Doug Baldwin – 3 REC, 36 YDS, 1 TD. There’s the Baldwin points someone (somewhere) was asking for…

Jimmy Graham – 4 REC, 29 YDS. Jimmy Graham didn’t do much last night. You know, I bet he’d be a good basketball player. I wonder if he has any experience playing basketball.

Calvin Johnson – 7 REC, 56 YDS. Oh Calvin… finding new and exciting ways for the Lions to suck. Well done. But I bet Herman Moore is spinning in his grave right now.

Jermaine Kearse – 2 REC, 84 YDS. Detroit is Kearsed now. Low hanging fruit, I know. WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME RECOVERY WATER?

Matthew Stafford – 24/35, 203 YDS. If I ever get around to writing my NFL-themed porn parody that’s been brewing in my head (BOTH OF THEM HAR HAR), I’m going to name one of the characters “Matt Stiffrod”. Watch as he takes Joe Flaccid under his wing and teaches him how to plow through his problems! This… this sounds amazing.

Russell Wilson – 20/26, 287 YDS, 1 TD and 10 CAR, 40 YDS, 2 FUM. Wilson credited this win to the back judge Greg Wilson for drinking Recovery Water before missing that call. #blessed #gohawks

 

Final Thought

Jon Gruden is literally going Sesame Street on us now.

Jon Gruden is literally going Sesame Street on us now.

 

 

  1. Fail Mary says:
    (link)

    I lost on Seattles d receiving credit for a forced fumble last night … I also had Calvin Johnson.

    What would you do with this situation?
    I have witten as my te and he has a bye next week . My opponents te has a bye. Pick up fleener, barnidge, or Gilmore ? I’d like to try and block him by picking up the best te and also have a good replacement for week 6

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Fail Mary: Oh boy. My condolences.

      I’d go Barnidge for upside right now.

  2. Dom B says:
    (link)

    Hey Jay wavier wire day! So who should I pick up and who to drop Available people on wavier wire Duke Johnson, David Johnson, Crockett Gilmore, Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin, and Lenoard Hankerson

    My roster
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Bench
    QB ElI Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    RB Gio Bernard
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB Thomas Rawls

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Dom B: To be honest, I think your team is strong right now, no obvious upgrades. Save your claim for next week when Witten has a bye.

  3. Snowman says:
    (link)

    What would you do with the following roster and waivers? 1/2 point PPR
    ,
    RBs – AP, ingram, foster, randle, cj2k
    WR – cobb, green, james jones, andre johnson, desean jacon
    TE – reed

    Free agents – barnidge, gates, snead , hurn, t. austin, r. jennings, duke johnson, , clay, t. benjamin, terrrance wiliams, agholor

    I was thinking of clay for Andre Johnson, but would youmake any other moves?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Snowman: I’d rather have Gates than Clay to be honest.

  4. Fail Mary says:
    (link)

    Ppr league question .

    Bench spots = spiller, Rawls, Agholor, Dunbar
    Defense = Zona
    Te = clay

    Free agents = nyg defense, Ravens d, hurns, Snead , Andre Johnson, Coleman, gates, fleener, hanker son, t Austin

    Would you make any swaps ?

  5. Nick says:
    (link)

    Hey Jay, after I make my FAAB bid for Duke Johnson dropping Tre Mason , would you drop my other bench guy (Joique Bell, I also have Marvin Jones/T Taylor/A Gates on bench) for a defense other than STL next week against GB?

    I feel I have already pushed my luck starting them v. Pitt & should look elsewhere but it is tough to sacrifice an extra bench spot in 10-team league…defense week 5 stream options include TB v. Jax (both teams available), KC v. Chi, ATL v. Wash, Balty v. Cleveland…thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Nick: Him, I’m liking that Ravens matchup right now.

      • Nick says:
        (link)

        @Jay: But is it worth Joique Bell? I get the feeling Ameer will not run away with the job & while Detroit o-line looked bad, they should improve & maybe the return of Bell from injury will be the spark they need? or not…& just drop him cause its a 10-team & I need a better defense for week 5? Tough call, hate to carry 2 defenses but cannot drop STL…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
          (link)

          @Nick: Ah, not really. I still like Bell when he comes back. I think in a 10-team, it’s okay to stream defenses.

          • Nick says:
            (link)

            @Jay: really, you would drop St Louis in a 10-team league?!? They dominated the second half last season & almost carried my team to victory (placed 3rd due to a dud by Rodgers & Cobb in semi-finals)…I feel like Denver, STL, Seattle should not be dropped but in shallow leagues Seattle would be enticing drop to stream…am I putting to much stock into a defense? I just don’t think i will end up starting Joique over AP/DeMarco/J Randle (although the latter 2 guys have been questionable…) therefore Joique being expendable (& Joique was dropped previously by another team & I won him for $2 uncontested FAAB dollars so don’t think much interest in him anyways)

            • Nick says:
              (link)

              @Nick: Hmm, now I’m rethinking this…with STL on bye week 6 maybe it is best I cut them loose? I just do NOT want to see another leaguemate grab & stash them & than laugh as they start them against me in weeks 7, 8 or 9 when STL plays Cleveland, SF & than @ Minn (not bad matchups out of the bye)….decisions decisions!

              • Nick says:
                (link)

                @Nick: then again, I’m sure others in my league such as the teams holding the Jets & Carolina (both on byes coming up) will probably end up dropping them to grab a replacement, which in turn gives me an opportunity to snag one if I go the streaming route, dropping STL..I just dont know with J Bell & that terrible o-line, if its worth stashing him

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
                  (link)

                  @Nick: It just matters how much you value the RB depth. I think in your case, you can actually stash STL, I don’t think Bell is a game changer. But I’m not opposed to streaming that either.

                  I don’t think it’s the end of the world, that’s all.

  6. Ciwa says:
    (link)

    Hi Jay!
    16 team standard,would you trade Eifert(I’d prefer to trade gates)+Hankerson for Gore(I think he is a better option than Martin or K.Williams,but i need an advice)

    Here is my roster
    ELI MANNING
    FOSTER
    L.MURRAY
    MCFADDEN(I’d like to pick up Michael)
    A.ANDREWS
    HANKERSON
    T.WILLIAMS
    MARVIN JONES
    EDELMAN
    ANTONIO BROWN
    EVANS
    EIFERT
    GATES

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Ciwa: Yeah, I’m fine with that. I think Gates will outshine Eifert, but they are around the same area, so it wouldn’t be an issue.

  7. JohnnyBeGood says:
    (link)

    Morning Jay,

    If u dont need a QB (have Rivers & Newton already), would u trade away Tyrod & CJ Anderson to get M Ingram ? Fair deal too u think.. Thanks man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @JohnnyBeGood: I’d wait one more week on Anderson. He’s still getting carries, but turf toe is something that lingers for a bit.

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
        (link)

        @Jay: wait, who has a turf toe injury, CJA or Ingram?

  8. JBagKY says:
    (link)

    Who to pick up at WR? Agholor, Hankerson, Austin, or Hurns? I would be dropping Andre Johnson to pick them up.

    Also, is there any reason to keep CJ Anderson? Has Hillman taken over and I should pick up either Duke Johnson or a back of chips?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @JBagKY: I like Hurns for Johnson. I would rather have CJ Anderson on my bench than any possible free agents right now. Could change, but I think he just needs some health.

  9. John Deere man says:
    (link)

    Howdy Jay!

    Half PPR

    With tomorrow being waiver Wednesday which move(s) would you make based on my roster?

    Who would be your first choice waiver priority?

    My team

    QB: Palmer , & I have Tannehill/ he has a bye

    RB’s: Hill, Gore, Doug Martin, Matt jones, Antonio Andrews & Lamar miller

    WR’s: Demaryius, Alshon, Brandin cooks, John brown, Marvin jones, Terrence Williams & Andre Johnson

    TE: Gates, and also gave Owen Daniels & Ladarius green

    Defense: thinking of dropping Eagles D, I’m looking into
    Giants D (who face kaepernick & niners)

    Ravens D (who face Browns

    Chargers D (who face steelers)

    steelers D (who are at San Diego)

    Jags D (who are at TB)

    Bucs D (who face jags)

    Next thinking of dropping kicker Matt bryant he doesn’t seem to get field goal tries with all the TD’s the Falcons score.

    Kicker options, Josh brown, phill Dawson, Josh lambo

    Available RB’s Christine michael, Ahmad Bradshaw (as a stash if he gets signed), khiry Robinson, Reggie bush, Chris Thompson, James white

    Available WR’s: Allen hurns, hankerson, Willie Snead, Brandon Lafell as a stash (I can put him in my IR slot), Jermaine kearse, Eddie Royal, Tavon Austin, Cole Beasley, kamar Aiken, Philip dorsett, Chris givens , Ryan grant, Jamison crowder.

    For me to activate Alshon from the IR slot I need to drop someone, I need to do that before I start putting in claims

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @John Deere man: I’d go Giants there. Maybe Brown. I’d drop Johnson for Hurns.

  10. Paul says:
    (link)

    what is a better waiver pickup Michael Floyd, K. Aiken, or Tavon Austin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Paul: I like Aiken right now.

  11. Clint says:
    (link)

    I lost my matchup last night by 3.5pts thanks to Megaderp. Had he held the ball and went in, I would have won by over 4pts. Can someone please stop the Lions from..um..being so Lion-y? It’s even affecting one of the best WR’s to play the game for crying out loud.

    And now I will go explain to all the ‘It was a catch’ Cowboys fans how I was ripped off twice by Seattle referees. First, as a Green Bay fan in the #failmary and now as a Megatron owner because it sounds to me like the 12th Man’s powered by referee conspiracy!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Clint: Hard to cure habit!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
      (link)

      @Clint: this could’ve been in same camp as BAL not going 0-4, with PIT losing the game 4 times at least. NFL doesn’t want BAL 0-4, and it likely doesn’t want SEA 1-3 either.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
        (link)

        @Mantis Toboggan MD: I think the Patriots, Packers, and Broncos being undefeated are a great consolation prize for them.

  12. Zandy says:
    (link)

    this is my other league — 10 Team 0.5 ppr with 2pt bonus at 100 rush or rec and 4 pt at 150 rush or rec
    QB: Ryan
    WR: Demaryius Evans
    RB: Randle Gurley
    TE: Martellus
    Flex: JBrown
    DEF: Carolina (on bye)
    BN: Hillman, Morris, Crowell, Andre Will, David Johnson

    Use waiver #3 on Pats Def? Or wait for Free Agency – other Def avail incl TB, NYG, Jax
    For a DEF, would you drop Panthers or AndreWill or DavidJohnson?
    2pts for sacks in this league…

    • Zandy says:
      (link)

      @Zandy: Dez is on my bench too (not that it matters, just explains why this team sucks ha)

      • Jay

        Jay says:
        (link)

        @Zandy: EXCUSES! Kidding.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Zandy: Naw, wait on FA for a def. I think either is droppable, but I’d lean on keeping Williams right now.

      • Zandy says:
        (link)

        @Jay: rather drop panthers or one of the RBs?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
          (link)

          @Zandy: Yeah, I think Johnson is expendable.

  13. Scott says:
    (link)

    Crowder or Aiken for WR bench stash?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Scott: Crowder is interesting, but I like Aiken more.

  14. Scott says:
    (link)

    Who is this Dontrelle Inman guy?

  15. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
    (link)

    PPR with .1 pt per return yard. start only 2 WR, 1 flex.
    luck/kaep
    forte/ellington/vereen/spiller/jennings
    edelmen/landry/wallace/ginn
    gates/h.miller

    The owner of Freeman (who waivered him when i dropped him two weeks ago) is hilariously trying to trade him to me for edelman. i somewhat politely informed him that i dropped him having actually seen him play for first two weeks.

    All of Sankey/Duke Johnson/Sims/Andrew available at RB.
    All of Aiken/Snead/Hurns/Dola (returns)/Harris (returns) available
    I seem to be able to drop H.Miller (other TE around are Cook/Gilmore/Barnidge/Owen Daniels) and those RB seem better than Jennings. About 4 QB ranked higher than Kaep are out there in case Luck doesn’t play again. this waiver tree look about right. My team is the 6th or 7th best team but is 4-0 anyway, so waiver is bad (the good socialistic waivers, not the type that help out the teams that rarely need to add anybody since they are already good teams)
    1. Drop Kaep for Duke Johnson
    2. Drop Kaep for Hurns
    3. Drop Kaep for Aiken or Snead
    4. Drop Kaep for the other Aiken or Snead
    5. Drop H.Miller for all of the above in a chain (except Duke Johnson)
    What is order of guys rest of the way out of Sims/Sankey/Andrews or should i keep Jennings over those three? If Luck plays i’ll add one of those RB’s and keep Jennings too.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
      (link)

      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and other than this week would i rather have aiken or snead? for this week i need a WR since all three of my other guys are on bye.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: 1. Drop for Aiken. I like Hurns and Snead, but Aiken seems the most useful right now. I’d do Aiken, Hurns, Snead, and in that order.

      My rest of season rankings will tell you different tomorrow, but I think Aiken’s usefulness as a fill-in the next few weeks will help teams a bit more than a long-term stash out of those options.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
        (link)

        @Jay: jennings still ahead of sims and the two TEN RB’s? I know Duke Johnson is best add overall, then WR, sims seems to have a better floor than jennings ,of course jennings could go back to getting regular starting carries and be worth more of course. TEN either guy could have best value but won’t till he’s a starter. In two leagues i have Sankey and am trying to get Andrews to see if they shake one of them into valuetown.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
          (link)

          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: add j.bell DET to that list that could be better than jennings. he was dropped too.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
          (link)

          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: It’s pretty even right now. The Giants running game has looked terrible so far, but I don’t expect it to be this bad. I do like Sankey slightly more than Andrews though.

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
            (link)

            @Jay: somehow i got duke johnson with the 11th waiver, he’s looking like a much better vereen who also gets scrimmage carries. got aiken too for this week. i won’t get hurns, he comes off waivers tonight and i’m the one who dropped him and this is yahoo. I kept Ginn over him last week when i needed a backup QB. If only Gates came back last week i’d already still have him. Tonight in other leagues i’m about to get both TEN guys and wait and see, already have that in 2.

  16. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
    (link)

    20 team PPR. keep both of norwood/wheaton over diggs? return yards but only 1 pt per 50 yards, i’m guessing with bryant back wheaton goes back to returns as he did last year, and in preseason depth charts had him 1st string on those, and he’s still 2nd now.

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
        (link)

        @Jay: realized wilson CHI was also out there (i had dropped him when it looked like clausen was starting for a while), got him over wheaton. he did well with the cutlet back.

  17. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
    (link)

    hankerson or marvin jones in PPR? also have a.brown/evans/ginn/benjamin. .05 pts per return yard so ginn and benjamin worth more. snead/t.austin also out there but i gotta think hank and marvin better than those.

  18. Nick says:
    (link)

    Should I be handcuffing Randle with C Michael in a 10 team before people see him play & cause me to have to spend FAAB $ if he has a good week behind the Dallas o line? I can drop Joique Bell for him, already discussed that I’m grabbing D Johnson if possible for Tre Mason…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Nick: Naw, hold on that. I’m not sold on Michael yet. I still think its Randle and DMC right now.

  19. Jerry says:
    (link)

    Hey,Jay! Can you rank Marvin Jones, Agholor and Terrance Willimas for ros? Thanks!

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
      (link)

      @Jerry: agholor finally getting some damn usage for those of us in dynasties that have to hold on him, maybe for up to 3 years (deep dyansty)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Jerry: I have it Williams, Agholor, and Jones.

  20. Barker says:
    (link)

    12 team ppr league

    Qb rodgers wr calvin moncreif rb ingram lewis te bennett flex spiller
    Bn d walker jordan reed stevie johnson davante adams duke jr andre williams

    Drop reed and/or adams for….

    Rbs available mcfadden riddick taliaferro joique bell bush thompson david johnson c michael langford

    Wr available aiken snead baldwin boldin hurns beasley agholor

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Barker: Reed for Aiken, but I think your team is fine if you skip waivers this week.

  21. Barker says:
    (link)

    10 team 1/2 ppr qb flex

    Qb rivers wr robinson cooks garcon rb gore d murray te ebron q/r/w/t ????
    Bn newton olsen dez d adams matt jones r mathews blount

    I have a waiver claim of ebron for a gates and i need a qb this week

    If that waiver for gates does not go thru drop ebron after waiver period for…

    Other Te available julius donell daniels barnidge r rodgers

    Drop m jones and/or adams for a qb —- would just wait til after waiver period and get as FA leaning cutler if he is there or cousins — vick is enticing on monday night too

    Qbs available cousins cutler vick hoyer mccown

    Hillman is available should i leave the claim on gates and do one priority higher for hillman and take the chance that no one else puts in a claim — i have the #6 waiver and feel i have a decent shot at gates but not much of a shot at hillman

    Other rbs available vereen crowell mcfadden

    • Jay

      Jay says:
      (link)

      @Barker: I think you need Gates more.

Comments are closed.