Yeah, why not, a little Lou Reed… could be worse.  So this week’s spotlight will be shining on Delanie Walker.  For those of you who didn’t read last week’s post, let’s just say I am as happy as a T-rex with a back scratcher.  So if you own Jimmy or Gronk, or people all around the world of King Julius, you don’t really need to pay much attention here. The position is filled with uncertainties and injuries.  Tyler Eifert and Jordan Reed are toast right now.  The reports about Chuck Clay and Jordan Cameron are worrisome right now.  You have the ineffective first weeks of several other guys: Witten and Heath Miller.  This is where the pitch comes. Delanie Walker is playing the hapless Cowboys defense that couldn’t guard Vernon Davis or his five heads for the first half of last week’s game, that for all intents in purposes was over at halftime.  As SF started granny shifting and made Dominic Toretto post a SMH in his tinder account.  So picture this Walker, hapless defense not a fantasy savior but a fantasy guy being overlooked.

So the Cowboys allowed 2 touchdowns last week to Vernon Davis.  This really isn’t anything new for the Cowboys, as they can’t guard Tehol, and he is Razzball’s tight end.  Dating back to the start of last year, the Cowfolk have yielded some gaudy numbers to TE’s, to the tune of 939 yards, 8 TD’s, and 78 Rec on 138 Targets. That’s a lot of balls being thrown around.  Hell, I bet Uncle Rico could go all-state on the Cowboys.  Now why I like Walker this week is because it fits into a trend here.  When you look at the yards and who caught most of them, it’s to the tight ends that are of the “move” variety, or are used that way in their teams offense.  Guess what… Walker is used to get the medium to down the field attempts for the Titans and Jake Locker seems to like him as his safety valve in certain sets.  This is all great and wonderful, and I hear the but-but, but Smokey, what does this mean for me fantasy wise, and who should or would you start him over this week?  It’s coming in about an inch and a half. [Jay’s Note: That’s what she said?]

So, Walker this week is just outside the six spot for me.  The top guys: Graham, Thomas, Gronk, Vernon, Pitta, and then I have Walker.  I like the repetoire that the Titans are putting out there right now, they have the taller standout wide receiver in Kendall Wright, they have the take of the top guy in Justin Hunter, and then they have the always under-rated Delanie Walker.  He has always been a great all around player and burst out last year because the Titans offense was a sputtering mess of jambalaya and pig piss.  Locker has always had the arm strength, and now has a decent enough personnel around him to make him a decent QB2 option until he gets injured.  Walker welcomes in the Cowboys, hell he will even carry their luggage to the hotel.  He doesn’t shred them and make them feel bad, as this is only a couple week a year type play here due to injury and questions this week.  I would feel comfy with 5 catches 70 yards and a touch.  Enjoy the Thursday/Sunday/Monday festivities.

  1. Fred says:
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    Hey Man who to start this week;
    My rb1 is gio Bernard but having trouble deciding on RB2 and flex.

    My roster is as:

    QB- Brady

    RB1- gio Bernard
    RB2- gerhart (only if he practices today , tomowrow & looks good sat ankle wise)

    WR1- demaryius Thomas
    WR2- Crabtree
    WR3- cordarrelle patterson

    TE- Ertz

    Flex- Ahmad Bradshaw

    Defense- texans D

    Kicker- McManus

    Defensive player- just dropped player going to stream later

    Bench- MJD, Terrance west, Jeremy hill, justin forsett , Malcolm Floyd, Kelvin Benjamin , Markus Wheaton .

    I have another open slot on my roster I just put Tate on my IR slot, that being said who would you add with this spot since I don’t have to drop anyone; looking at Lorenzo taliaferro , James white, Darren McFadden who someone just dropped & clears waivers tomowrow, Jordan todman , denard Robinson, lativus Murray, john brown, Eddie royal, kenny Britt, Jordan Matthews, Nate Washington , Steve Johnson, kenbrel Thompkins or Aaron Dobson.

    Or look to get a back up to Ertz at TE; here’s who’s available there Ladarius green, Travis kelce, Larry donnell, Jace Amaro, Gresham or the falcons TE toilolo

    Thanks!

    ——-

    Here’s my opponents roster how do you think it stacks up: last week he was done by 60-70 pounts going into MNF but still lost , but got it to within 7-8 pts to his opponent

    QB- stafford

    RB1- Doug Martin
    RB2- Trent Richardson

    Wr1- Calvin Johnson
    WR2- Vincent Jackson
    WR3- Alshon Jeffery

    TE- Vernon Davis

    Flex- Emmanuel sanders

    D/st- broncos

    Kicker – Blair Walsh

    D player- Karlos Dansby

    Bench in case a last sec swap : bishop sankey, mike Evans, Terrence Williams, Roy helu, Greg Jennings, Heath miller. Cardinals D

    • Smokey

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      @Fred: I think West may be the best RB2, I would look to add mcfadden on the oft chance he does anything or Kelce if you want a backup that you dont really need.

      • Fred says:
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        @Smokey:

        Thanks for the response smokey, yeah I love west this week & while Tate is out, for flex though Ahmad Bradshaw, gerhart who is coming off ankle injury or either Wheaton or Benjamin?

        I agree about DMC & kelce

        Kicker, I have McManus keep or drop for Ryan succop, Josh scobee, Cody parkey, Cairo santos, Matt Bryant or Nick folk.

        Have a great one!

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @Fred: Benjamin if PPR, Bradshaw if not. I like the homerun threat of a free DMC and I am a fan of any kicker, but Succop or Bryant should be rosterd

          • Fred says:
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            @Smokey:

            It’s .20 ppr , not quite ppr but it’s something . I have the claim in for DMC I’ll see if I land him , he clears tomowrow & i just saw for tomowrows waiver I’m last , worth a shot.

            I know Crabtree did nothing vs Dallas would you bench him for Benjamin roll with Crabtree

            • Smokey

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              @Fred: I really like Benjamin this week so he would be in my flex. Another bad game for Crabtree and i have officially went from fan to giving him the finger. I actually like Floyd this week also but I wouldnt start him over Crab

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Smokey I read your post you magnificent bastard!

    EPL back this week.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks don’t forget to put that on your taxes as a charitable donation. Come on Blues!!!!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Smokey: I’m excited to see my Red Devils at full strength.

  3. Billy bob bob billy says:
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    Got offered gerhart for Ryan Matthews… Should I pull the trigger?

      • Billy bob bob billy says:
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        Eddy lacy

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @Billy bob bob billy: It’s a fair swap of RB2’s I just like Mathews offense better

  4. Gmatt21 says:
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    I need help. 1 player keeper league PPR. I just got offered dez and Ryan Mathews for McCoy

    My WRs currently are Percy, k Benjamin, a Hawkins, kenbrel thomkins, Ruben randel

    My Rbs are: McCoy, Arian fos, shone green, m Ingram, t rich

    Thanks

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Gmatt21: Pass. Id rather have Mccoy

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