We are one day away from draft night and I cannot wait. Who do you have your team taking with their first pick? If you are like me, you are consuming all of the NFL content to keep you satisfied until the regular season kickoff. Your teams have reported for offseason activities, the 2019 regular […]

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I learned a tough lesson last week. Legitimate sources are not right all of the time. So there I was on Thursday night, pounding away at my keyboard about my thoughts on Antonio Brown becoming a Buffalo Bill. I was looking up stats and really trying to imagine what a Josh Allen to Antonio Brown connection would look like. I sent it off to my boys in the group chat and they liked my input. I was happy. The five hours left of sleep that I had before work the next morning was totally worth it. 

That was until I closed my eyes and tried to get to sleep. What if he doesn’t show up? Why would he want to? Why would 31-year-old and set-for-life Antonio Brown want to play for the Buffalo Bills? He had already went on Instagram and said the trade was fake news, but I chose to ignore the life that this trade was actually affecting. I decided to believe Ian Rappaport and other people who were choosing to believe him as well. Ian’s problem? Not sure. He doesn’t seem like the guy who would put his reputation on the line just to beat Schefter by a couple of minutes. Or would he? Who knows. Today was legal tampering day and we have a bunch of contracts agreed to in principle. Not your school princiPAL. See, I still remember elementary spelling. 

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Hey y’all.  Please note that where fantasy position ranks are cited: they were pulled from www.pro-football-reference.com’s NFL Fantasy Rankings. Also note that these are non-PPR rankings.  This list only includes Un-Restricted Free Agents (UFAs), it does not include Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFAs) or Antonio Brown (We can rank Tony once we see if his QB is going to be future HOFer Big Ben or future Gym Teacher Blake Bortles or someone in between, but don’t think either spot or any in between really changes his value much).

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Well, we’ve reached the end of the (non-silly) Daily Fantasy Football season! I’d like to thank all of you, my loyal readers, for your weekly support. There will be DFS next week, but Week 17 cash games get really silly as so many teams end up resting starters and/or giving heavy volume to guys you’ve never heard of, which is why Week 16 really is the functional end of the non-silly Daily Fantasy Football season. I hope 2018 was profitable for you, and I hope this article helped. Now let’s get to the picks!

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Nice work by Greg Smith (@gregsauce) to be the first tout to be in double digits in a while with a 10. The readers took it on the chin last week with McCrackalax11’s 7 the best of a struggling bunch. To urge you to try out Rudy’s Pigskinonator I’m going to feature it’s responses to props this week. You need the help, trust me. Rudy’s projections are smashing as per usual. Put them to the test in THIS WEEK’S PROPS.

Which TE scores more PPR points on Saturday?

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Man it would have been very interesting had yesterday’s Chargers-Chiefs game been on the main slate. That’s because Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were all fantastic plays (particularly Keenan Allen, who Rudy’s projections had as the #1 WR on the slate by far), and would have all had significant ownership. You’d be looking at many lineups with a bad performance (Kelce and his 9.2) and a complete dud (the zero from Allen as he got hurt). You’d also be looking at a lot of lineups that picked either Jackson or Damien Williams, but not both, and the difference (27.3 for Williams, 16 for Jackson) would likely put the Jackson lineups drawing very thin, and possibly render them drawing dead if they played Allen and Kelce with that money. Alas, the game was on Thursday, so while it made for great TV, and made for an interesting showdown slate, only those who played the full Thursday-Monday slate care about it’s effects on a full slate. If you did play the Thursday-Monday slate, and you played Keenan Allen (and you did not play Jackson or Williams), I’d highly suggest pivoting your lineup to high-upside non-chalk plays to try to make up the lost ground.

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Full of Thanksgiving Sausage and Ditka dreams, the guys return to the mic with analysis of the monstrous David Njoku along with yet another up and coming undrafted running back, Peyton Barber. Do these two have the potential to lead your team to fantasy glory? Uh, no, doubtful; but they’re worth taking a look at anyway.

In the special dynasty segment of Sausage/Cheesehead/Ditka, find out whether to buy, sell or hold James Conner, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Lamar Jackson in dynasty leagues. Don’t ask how the sausage is made, just enjoy it!

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The New Orleans Saints’ offense was the story of this week. In a season of juiced up score boards, they are an even bigger exception to the standard over the past three weeks. Having pieces of this offense may be essential to a fantasy football playoff run if you don’t have Todd Gurley or Kareem Hunt. At this point, your trade deadline is probably a thing of the past, but you can most likely add Tre’quan Smith. Tre’quan is 13% owned in ESPN Leagues and 26% owned in Yahoo leagues. 

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