Hey, you guys remember when the Saints destroyed Hurricane Katrina? They basically put a bounty on it and once it made landfall, it was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. You could say a similar thing happened last night against the Falcons. With their season on the line (a loss would have put the Saints five games back), the Falcons we remembered so well from past years showed up and provided the derp we were craving. Penalties, fumbles, a profound lack of Julio Jones when it mattered, and even a punt was blocked (shown above), all helping Drew Brees connect 98% of his passes to a tight end I’m still trying to learn about on Wikipedia. If the Patriots or Packers had the schedule the Falcons had (I mean, look at it. The Falcons have two teams left to play against with a winning record…), they’d each go 790-0 during the regular season. And that’s being kind with the math. And yet, the 5-0 Falcons lost to the hapless 1-4 Saints. Sounds like peak NFC South to me folks…

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Drew Brees – 30/39, 312 YDS, 1 TD and 2 CAR, 2 YDS. “Hunh, I don’t get it… these schemes worked with Seattle’s 2014 roster. What’s the deal here?” – Dan Quinn. I think all Brees owners can breathe a sigh of relief, as his arm strength looks back to normal again. He’s once again a QB1 and a must-start in all formats. Now, if he could only throw to not Ben Watson for the rest of the season, that’d be just great.

Brandin Cooks – 4 REC, 41 YDS. Cooks did a thing?

Devonta Freeman – 13 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD and 8 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD. Two touchdowns for Freeman. Gordon Freeman is a character in Half-Life… Half-Life 3 confirmed!

Julio Jones – 6 REC, 93 YDS. I hope Julio Jones has a kid and names him Julio Jones Jr., so the kids can call him Ju-Jo-Ju. OR, what about Jack Jimmy-Julio-Jennifer Jones? He’d be Ja-Ji-Ju-Je-Jo… or wait, maybe having all five vowels is bad… juju? *Farts, leaves room.*

Matt Ryan – 30/44, 295 YDS, 2 TD and 4 CAR, 10 YDS, 1 FUM. Matty Ice? More like “Matty Holy Sh*t, Remember When People Thought He’d Be Amazing?”, amiright?

Willie Snead – 4 REC, 55 YDS. “Pick up Snead,” he said to himself, “he’s sure to get a lot of targets.” he said…

Benjamin Watson – 10 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD. No fantasy points allowed unless you are a sh*tty tight end that nobody would ever dream of starting.

Roddy White – 3 REC, 23 YDS, 1 TD. All nine Roddy White owners got together and celebrated last night. And what a celebration it was.

 

Final Thought

RobRyanyeah

Must have been a full moon last night…

 

 

  1. Randy says:
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    In a 10-team standard league, I’m considering offering Gore to a highly disgruntled 0-5 team for Eddy Lacy straight up. I lost Jamal (but got C West) and am 1st place overall. Can you please confirm if this risk is worth it? My other RBs are Yeldon, Duke, and Ryan Mathews, I need to make sure I’m not downgrading my current RB1 long term. Bradshaw news makes me think this is the right way to go on paper. Thanks!

  2. Randy says:
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    What are your thoughts on DMC rest of season in a standard league? Does he have long term potential to “break out”, or is he just questionable depth and/or waiver wire material? I picked up Christine Michael and am in desperate need of striking gold in a 12-team standard league where my RBs are Anderson, J-Stew, Ryan Mathews, DMC, Michael, Karlos W, and C West. I also have at least one RB too many and would like to add depth elsewhere, but am weakest at RB.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Randy: I’d say a step below Dunbar. I’d say questionable depth. Michael is a nice pick-up for now, just to see what happens.

  3. The Theory says:
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    I know we had fresh rest-of-season rankings as of the 7th of October, but things can change in a week and a game. I have the opportunity to do a touch of QB switcherooing, and am curious as to how I should prioritize these guys (one of them being mine, the other two possible options) for ROS:

    (6pt passing TD league)
    Brees, Drew
    Luck, Andrew
    Manning, Peyton

    The rankings from the 7th say Luck >>>Manning>Brees. Still hold true?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Theory: They actually should have been updated yesterday, but I would still have them in the same order.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @The Theory: I would doubt that holds true without Luck and Manning having monster games this week.

  4. El Jefe says:
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    Brees was on fire, only to be held back from having a great game by some horrible drive killing playcalling – draws on 3rd and 8s when your QB is completing 80% of his passes? Yeah that makes sense

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @El Jefe: Yeah, he looked good. To be fair, the Falcons defense was alright, they just forgot about Ben Watson existing. Their focus seemed to be everywhere else.

  5. Nick says:
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    ugh, got ripped apart by Freeman as expected…Hankerson did jack for me, what else is new with my depleted WR core…at least Cooks & Julio were held in check, now down 41-3…can’t win in Fantasy this year, BUT MY METS WON!!!! NLCS BABY!!!! Gotta have something to cheer about in October!

    • Scott says:
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      @Nick: Congrats!

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: @Scott: Thank you thank you, I look forward to a thrilling series between my Mets & the Cubbies…our top 3 pitchers (DeGrom, Syndergaard & Harvey) always give us a chance to do something special! (al la 1986)

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: which by the way is 2 years before I was born, so this is the best I have seen the Mets play since 2000!! LETS GO METS GO!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Congrats on the Mets! But there’s still hope. I’ve seen people turn it around later than this in football.

  6. Scott says:
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    With Prince Akasomething out, does this rise the tide of all Eagles?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Slightly. I’m not impressed with the Giants defense, but they’ve held their own in some games this season.

  7. Scott says:
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    Nothing like taking on division rivals at home to raise the tide.

  8. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, I thought I got a great deal on swapping Moncrief for Cooks after one game. Now, I want to figure out how to get this douchebag off my team.

    Luckily I have Freeman….

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Freeman has been the cure all. I still like Cooks, honestly, this game’s distribution was an outlier because their coverage forgot about Ben Watson.

  9. Dom B says:
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    Would you trade Steve Smith and John Brown for Demaryius Thomas… Even with his struggles he is still a WR 1 right.

    My Roster 10 Man standard league

    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
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB Richard Rodgers

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yes I would. In a heartbeat.

  10. STeve G says:
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    Is Spiller droppable? He killed me again.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @STeve G: I still think he’s a good depth piece. I’m not hyping him, but I do want him on my roster. Again, the Saints took advantage of zero coverage on Watson, it was an outlier game.

  11. ryanoger says:
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    .5 PPR keeeper league

    QB-Aaron Rodgers
    WR-James Jones
    WR-Jarvis Landry
    RB-DeMarco Murray
    RB-Thomas Rawls
    TE-Greg Olsen
    FLEX-Allen Hurns

    Bench-Antonio Gates, Latavius Murray, Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews, Steve Smith, Christine Michael

    IR-Jordy

    K-Tucker
    DEF-Broncos

    What do you think the future holds for Buck Allen? Being thin at RB I want to pick him up…with Steve Smith banged up I want to possibly loose him to make the add, what’s your take?

    I feel like I can deal A Gates as well with owning Greg Olsen…or else I would loose him…although I like the security of having Gates for this season.

    I can try to package and deal Antonio and Steve Smith for a RB too, thoughts?

    Or should I just hold?

    Thanks Jay!
    best,
    Ryan

    • Jay

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      @ryanoger: Yeah, Gates for a receiver and change is fine if you have Olsen. Though, maybe you can get more than Steve Smith for Olsen. I think Buck Allen is marginal at the moment, but there could be something there.

  12. Rob says:
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    I am very curious what percent of all RCL leaders have Freeman. Is there a bigger bargain around relative to where he was dr

    • Scott says:
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      @Rob: He’s like Antonio Brown from 2 years ago.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Rob: At some point this season, I had Freeman in all 3 of my leagues. Ended up dropping him in 2 (including dynasty, where I’d held him over from last year). I’m such a dunce.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Steve Stevenson: Naw, no one saw this coming. I doubt the Falcons saw this coming.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rob: No doubt, probably most, if not all the top teams have him on thier roster. The RCL update comes out in a few hours…

  13. Big W says:
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    Ingram had a pretty good game… honorable mention

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big W: True. Struggled on the ground, but did well at the goal line, for sure.

  14. Big W says:
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    Hey there… thinking of looking ahead to week 7 for my DEF… Green Bay will by on bye week and I don’t want to burn my waiver priority on DEF after this week’s games. So I could always grab it now in anticipation. Below are my options… Any juicy match ups?

    Defense/Special Teams

    Washington Was – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs TB

    Pittsburgh Pit – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm @ KC

    Jacksonville Jax – DEF
    Sun 9:30 am vs Buf

    Kansas City KC – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs Pit

    Indianapolis Ind – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs NO

    Oakland Oak – DEF
    Sun 4:05 pm @ SD

    Detroit Det – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs Min

    Dallas Dal – DEF
    Sun 4:25 pm @ NYG

    Miami Mia – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs Hou

    Tennessee Ten – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm vs Atl

    New York NYG – DEF
    Sun 4:25 pm vs Dal

    New Orleans NO – DEF
    Sun 1:00 pm @ Ind

    San Diego SD – DEF
    Sun 4:05 pm vs Oak

    San Francisco SF – DEF
    Thu 8:25 pm vs Sea

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big W: Washington and Miami stand out. Leaning Washington there.

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    You running McCoy out there over Woodhead in the Flex? He’s looking more and more like he’s going to play.

    Already had Ryan, Julio, Cooks, and Freeman play.

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’m thinking about it, certainly. I’ll make my final decision tomorrow when I update the rankings, but in my head, I have Woodhead ahead if McCoy starts.

  16. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Forsett back at practice, drop Buck for Tate at flex?

  17. imp says:
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    Sorry for another Buck Allen Q right after the last one.
    I was going to try to hold STL Rams DST using Buck’s spot if Forsett was healthy enough in a 12 team PPR with short benches where handcuffs are never rostered.
    What kind of additional news would make it reasonable to drop Allen to pick up a DST to spell the Rams or would you drop the Rams for another DST (or take the zero)?
    I can wait for inactive news before switching.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @imp: I think Forsett will start, if that helps. To be honest, the sprain didn’t seem too bad. I don’t think Allen is necessary.

  18. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Marvin Jones or Cecil Shorts this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: leaning Shorts, but double check my rankings tomorrow morning.

  19. Packers says:
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    A. Johnson or Gargon at flex? PPR.

  20. Dom B. says:
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    Would you add Crockett Gilmore or Julius Thomas over Richard Rodgers. I currently have Rodgers both other TEs are free agents

  21. Dom B says:
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    Would you add chcanderick west over Johnathan Stewart or would you rather have stewart

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: i think that’s fine in a 10 team league.

  22. Dom B says:
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    Would you add Chacanderick West over Johnathan Stewart, who has better ROS value

    Also who is best TE start this week
    Julius Thomas or Rochard Rodgers or Crockett Gilmore

  23. Pppphhh says:
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    Hey! Would you trade Matt Ryan and frank gore to get Aaron Rodgers?

    The guy desperately needs a rb..

    My other trade idea with the same guy is frank gore and Brandon Marshall for deandre Hopkins…

    Both trades leave me with : Forsett, freeman, miller, Coleman, c Michael at rb.

    Read more: http://football.razzball.com/rankings-week-6-a-new-contest#ixzz3onGrcCnJ

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Pppphhh: I’m okay with that if Gore’s on your bench.

  24. JHawk says:
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    Sup Jay,

    PPR league and I’m thinking about a big move looking towards the playoffs. We agreed in principle and it thins depth, but makes me a monster barring injury. No risk no reward, but I wanted a level head to evaluate it. Start 3WR 2RB & Flex
    My roster :
    QB: Palmer/Rivers
    RB: Forte/L.Murray/Gore/Reddick
    WR: Beckham/Edelman/Keenan/Rishard/Dez/LaFell
    TE: Eifert/Reed
    Picked up Dez for Sankey and Wallace Week 1 and he’s looking like he’s damn near ready
    I give his choice of Rivers/Palmer, Gore, Keenan, and Reed for Le’Veon.

    • JHawk says:
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      @JHawk:
      I forgot, GO ROYALS!!!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JHawk: I like those deals. Flags fly forever. Good luck!

  25. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay…im in trouble this week. As i mentioned, down 41-3. I have Ty & Garcon at WR1/2 (Hanktime already went at WR3)…Gates at TE, Bennett was in flex but he seems like he will not play with quad injury.

    Would you start Tate at flex with Bennett most likely out? On bench I have Tate as the only real option (Taylor [needed for Peyton bye next week], D Adams (out), Cooper/Randle (bye) & Duke J.

    The only free agent worthy of a spot start this week in this 10-team non-ppr is Aiken. I just grabbed Tate but he is probably most expendable on my team. Do you drop Tate for Aiken & play him at WR3 over Garcon, leaving flex with Duke J or Garcon?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I might do Tate there, sure. Aiken is close though.

  26. Nick says:
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    Also, since I need all the points I can get this week, would you leave Ravens in at defense against Kaepernick or go grab Bengals real quick & plug them in against Manuel? both are road games…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: yeah, scrounge what you can. The Bengals are a good choice there.

  27. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Hi Jay,

    14 team league: with Jamaal Charles now out would you play Davis over Jeremy Hill as my RB2?

    Thanks in advance,
    Turd

  28. JACKSON R. says:
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    So who is best play at TE this week Crockett Gilmore, Julius Thomas, Max Williams, Richard Rodgers, or Heath Miller

    • JACKSON R. says:
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      @JACKSON R.: Also best QB start this week Ej Manuel or Phillip Rivers or Eli Manning

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