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I would say the Marshall Plan was a smashing success in an attempt to combat Soviet Communism back in 1948. Why Chicago was trying to invest $17 billion in aid to Europe last night was anyone’s guess, but that plan would have probably netted more yardage than Brandon Marshall. Despite the game looking somewhat unspectacular on paper (like how the Jets are not as bad as you would think, if you only look at them on paper), the game turned out to be what I expected last night, a dramatic and entertaining game mixed in with plenty of derp for good measure. The Derpmating, if you will. And while the Jets are a mistake-prone football team, their secondary did a good job against a vastly superior Chicago receiving core along with another strong effort from their front seven. The only problem is that the Bears wear able to take advantage of those mistakes, even with their entire secondary dying in the second half.

 

Bears – 27, Jets – 19

Jay Cutler – 23/38, 225 YDS, 2 TD and 5 CAR, 14 YDS. “He’s lucky. That ball could have been intercepted.” – Jon Gruden, essentially describing Jay Cutler’s entire career in one quote.

Matt Forte – 13 CAR, 33 YDS, 6 REC, 43 YDS. As was somewhat expected, the Jets stingy run defense shut him down to an extent, but was still able to produce some PPR value unlike the 49ers game. So hopefully you had some PP… and I guess R, so that doesn’t sound awkward.

Alshon Jeffery – 8 REC, 105 YDS and 2 CAR, 13 YDS. I would be Alshon Jeffery for Halloween, but I can’t reasonably simulate his majestic wingspan well enough to do so.

Martellus Bennett – 5 REC, 54 YDS, 2 TD. Martellus Bennett: catching the touchdowns he couldn’t catch for the Cowboys.

Brandon Marshall – 1 REC, 6 YDS. Aggravated his right ankle in the second quarter, but he did return in the second half, sort of. He was physically present, though really unable to do anything noteworthy. Kinda like my ex.

Geno Smith – 26/43, 316 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 3 CAR, 20 YDS. From what I can gather, when Smith finally puts it all together, this Jets team might be something in 2018.

Chris Ivory – 10 CAR, 44 YDS and 3 REC, 52 YDS. Chris Ivory is like store bought Marshawn Lynch.

Chris Johnson – 10 CAR, 34 YDS. Chris Johnson’s “GOD 100″ neck tattoo seems ill-advised at this point and time.

Jeremy Kerley – 7 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD. I swear the Jets should have a Moe and Larry to go with Kerley here. Right?

Eric Decker – 1 REC, 19 YDS. MORE HAMSTRINGS FOR THE HAMSTRING GODS. Playing sparingly in the first half, Decker exited the game after his only reception. As of now, he is questionable for Week 4 against the Lions, but that could probably describe the entire Jets team at this point.

Greg Salas – 2 REC, 56 YDS. Hey guys, the Rams cut Greg Salas. Or traded him, or something. He didn’t make the Rams. That’s what I’m saying.

  1. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Ivory over K. Davis, Bradshaw, Sproles or K. Robinson?

    2. Also, with Rudolph out for a while I need a TE. Should I stream week to week or any of these guys good for ROS? If Stream whos the pick up for Week 4?

    Paul, Allen, Kelce, Donnell, Cook, Daniels (Pitta done for year), Tamme (Green Concussion), H. Miller, Myers,

    3. With Locker hurt does that make K. Wright and J. Hunter a drop?

    10 Team standard redraft

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Eh, maybe Khiry, but I don’t think so. I would stream, but start with Kelce and see if he sticks. And no, hand with them. Not sure post-Locker is a step down.

  2. 1. Pick up Davis before I slap u

    2. Kelce is that dude

    3. Why is locker even on your team?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @The Master: probably 2 QB league

  3. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I am dropping Clay for Celce til he gets it right.

    Yay?

    And drop Witten?

    Buy Charles low?

    But Lacy low?

    Is Ivory the real deal?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Sure. But I would stick with Witten. Ivory, it’s iffy. He had a good game, certainly a flex option in standard leagues right now. I’m buying both low.

    • letsgo says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: kelce? yes.

      drop witten- sure (depends for who)
      charles low- yes
      lacy low- eh, depends on what you give up
      ivory looks ggood

  4. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Also, I lost Pitta in 1 league amongst others (Peterson) and own Cam

    I’m in 5 others and am 3-0, 3-0, 2-1 solid team, 1-2 (my best team and most points for in 5th place just unlucky first 2 weeks, and 1-1

    Anyways, this league I’m 1-2 and given up hope, but I do a have a strong WR corps on Brown, Jeffrey, Roddy, Wallace, Randle and Wheaton.

    I need TE and RB help. Would you offer the guy whom owns Bennett and Olsen either Roddy White or Mike Wallace for either or? And would you go as far as to offer Randle and Wallace and White for ALF or Lacy and Olson or Bennett? Pretty desperate.

    Thanks for answering all my questions!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I might go Wallace for either. I’m okay with that second trade as well, and I’d probably target Morris at this point, and Olsen.

  5. Brian says:
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    Who is Demarco Murray’s handcuff I hear a lot of people claiming that it’s Randle and do notice he is getting more carries than Dunbar even after returning from head injury. Thanks again..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, I think it’s Randle. Dunbar is a bit more situational.

  6. C-Nug says:
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    I was offered LeSean McCoy for Megatron in a half PPR league. It seems tempting but I’ve already got Demarco Murray and Le’Veon Bell on my team. Should I take it anyway?

    • letsgo says:
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      @C-Nug: i’d want mega any day of the week and twice on sunday. who are your other wr’s?

      • C-Nug says:
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        @letsgo: Victor Cruz and Marques Colston.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @C-Nug: In a vacuum, I’d want Shady, but based on your roster, you have to pass here.

      • C-Nug says:
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        @Jay: Word. Thanks for the tip.

  7. Curt says:
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    Need a pickup out of McFadden or Taliaferro for ROS?….. and its a keeper league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Curt: Taliaferro, and it’s not really close.

  8. Exactly says:
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    With the potential for Charles to be back this week would you trade K. Davis for J. Hill/Asiata? Or hold Davis and wait for Charles to go down again?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: Hold on Davis for a while longer. Down the line, I’d trade him for Hill if Charles looks healthy.

  9. KK says:
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    Jay… Who do you like more for the ROS Ertz or Larry the Don Donnell

    • KK says:
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      @KK: also… Okay to drop locker for eli as my backup in dual QB? Or leave a roster spot open? Hold?

      • KK says:
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        @KK: or locker for bortles? Also cinci on bye… If I drop them for Detroit?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @KK: Sure, unless you have a spot. Safe to say Cincy is one of the few defenses I don’t mind not streaming with.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @KK: If Locker is your QB2, I might start streaming based on matchups.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: Ertz.

      • KK says:
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        @Jay: Locker is my backup. Stafford and Brady are starters… Figured i should grab eli or Bortles… Either worth it?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @KK: Yeah, you can mix and match there.

  10. Exactly says:
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    better pick up: Shorts or Allen Robinson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: It’s real close, but leaning Shorts right now.

  11. myseasonisalreadyover says:
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    andre johnson/gerhart for kelvin benjamin/bishop sankey (its a keeper league)

  12. Dingbat says:
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    I’m a lucky 3-0, and there’s a 1-2 team with too many WRs that I’d like to make a trade with. It’s a 12-team PPR league where we roster 2RBs, 2WRs, 1RB/WR, and 1WR/TE. I’m aiming to trade a RB for a WR.

    My team:
    RBs: Charles, Stacy, P. Thomas, F Jackson, K. Davis (about to drop if Charles is okay)
    WRs: Cobb, Tate, Welker, Hunter, Gordon

    His team:
    RBs: Murray, Forsett
    WRs: V. Jackson, Garcon, Harvin, Wallace, Quick, T. Williams

    I feel like F-Jax is the most expendable on my team. How would you rank his WRs? I’m thinking Harvin/Garcon/V-Jax/Wallace/Quick/Williams (we get points for return yardage). Sound right?

    • Gay 4 Jay says:
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      @Dingbat: FJax for Wallace if you can, but Quick may be a more reasonable return.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dingbat: I’d flip Garcon over Harvin, but the rest I agree with.

    • Gay 4 Jay says:
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      @Dingbat: I’d probably put Harvin as your best WR but the rest of the order looks good.

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Gay 4 Jay: Thanks! I’ve already offered FJax to another owner for Keenan Allen. I’ll try for one of his WRs as well.

  13. Zandy says:
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    drop rainey or pierce in 0.5ppr?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Depends for who, but at this point, probably Pierce.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: unless i drop Seattle D, need a Def for the bye week… Unless youd drop Seattle…

        my RBs are : Rashad, Joique, Lamar, Bradshaw, PT, Rainey, Pierce

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Yeah, dropping Pierce isn’t a huge blow there, I’d rather start four of those guys over him constantly.

  14. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    Would you drop K. Robinson, K. Davis, or T. Smith for Ivory?
    I’m thinking Knile, but I’d love to drop Torrey to remove the memory of having drafted him.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: Yeah, I’m biased though, I’ve always been down on Smith. But becareful, as soon as you drop him, he’ll go off for that one 25 point game… (I’d still drop him, but just hate him more.)

  15. mcBlunty says:
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    need a plug and play qb for Peyton being on the bye this week, options are K Cousins, Roethlisberger, J Locker all on the waiver wire, I can also make a trade for Romo, the owner has approached me about a trade, all he wants is a minor piece, possibly my defense which is Baltimore, who I feel can be replaced easily, whats the play here, Romo?

    • Gay 4 Jay says:
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      @mcBlunty: Let us know who’s on the end of your bench. Cousins and Roethlisberger should both be owned.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mcBlunty: Yeah, I don’t think much of the Ravens D, I think it’s worth it.

  16. Charles says:
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    Good read Jay. I’m 0 – 3 and need some waiver help. I’m a Pitta owner and in a 14 team non ppr league. Which TE in order should I target? L. Donnel, O. Daniels or L. Green? Also which defense should I pick up in order? SD vs Jax, Pitt vs TB, Balt vs Car and KC vs NE?

    THANK YOU! Need a win!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: I like the SD matchup. ANd I’d go Donnel then Daniels.

  17. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Jay… I got Cam as my QB and I picked up Palmer forwhen he gets back but I got the 5th waiver outof 12. Do you think I should grab Bortles off waivers or if not then should I grab him anyway if I don’t use my waiver and risk someone else grabbing him?? I can drop Palmer or I might drop Rudolph cause I got Donnell and Rudolph is out for at least 6 Eros plus he’s been sucking ass. Lol

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: I’d hold on Palmer over Bortles, though nerve damage is always concerning. And Rudolph is droppable at this point.

  18. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppr league. Who is the better pickup off waivers? Kelce, Pierre Thomas, talliaferro, cousins, jordan matthews? How would you rank them? Also who do I drop aside from woodhead?

    Qb Matthew Stafford
    Wr Jordy Nelson
    Wr Michael Floyd
    Rb Lesean McCoy
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Te Julius Thomas
    Wr/rb/te cordarrelle patterson
    Bn golden tate
    Bn Danny woodhead
    Bn fred jackson
    Bn kelvin benjamin
    Bn mike evans
    Bn josh gordon
    Bb jeremy hill

    Def bengals

    K phil dawson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Thomas in PPR, even though he hasn’t shown much. I’m find dropping Evans there, but your team is pretty solid regardless. Thomas for Woodhead is the only thing I would do.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jay: should I also pick up kelce because Julius Thomas has a bye this week?

        • Ryan says:
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          @Ryan: forgot to mention Larry Donnell is also on waivers. He can be a possible fill in at te for Thomas.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Ryan: Go Kelce.

  19. Frank White says:
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    I know 3 qb’s is too much but that’s why I’m asking.. I probly gotta drop Dovante Adams but one way or another I need to find another backup receiver though

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Honestly, you can drop Palmer too, and just stream for that bye week.

  20. Sou Girls 1 Cup says:
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    Currently have Romo and Locker for a 1 QB PPR league. You adding Bortals or Bridgewater for a backup to Romo?

    Also, need to replace Woodhead, you picking up Taliaferro, Blount, Gerhart or McFadden?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sou Girls 1 Cup: Talia. And in 12-team leagues or less, you really don’t need more than one QB, just stream that backup spot.

  21. Sittin on the toilet says:
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    Am I nuts to consider this

    Give Charles and Luck

    Get Mathews, Asiata, Larry Fitz and Rodgers

    My running back situation is dismal as I just lost Woodhead. Stanley, Blount and Freeman are my others. start 2

  22. Zandy says:
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    Trade opinion:
    0.5ppr

    I send Stacy/Crabtree/Lamar/Cam for Lacy/Antonio Brown
    He has Flacco as his QB so can use the upgrade
    Id then have Luck Brown/Andre J/Wallace AP/Foster/Jennings/Lacy/Asiata
    Lacy too much of a risk for this or a perfect buy low?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: It’s a buy-low, but I still think you might be giving up too much. Crabtree, Lamar, and Cam and something less than Stacy is better.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: whats less than stacy, jennings or foster?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: eh, they are all around the same value. Have you tried it the deal without Stacy? Maybe he’d bite.

  23. Justin says:
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    How much of a buy-low target is Stacy in PPR format? Would you sell Rashad Jennings for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Justin: I think their value is too close right now.

  24. Frank White says:
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    With Cam hurting and Palmer on a bye, plus dropping him, do I pick bortles up with my #5 waiver or just hold the waiver? Hope Cam plays.. Sorry I forgot to use my reply.. Thanks bro!!

  25. Nikko says:
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    Hey Jay! I have a trade in the process of being accepted. My Donald Brown and Wheaton for his Gore and Edelman. I have Ball, Leveon, Miller, Sankey and Brown at RB and at WR i have Wheaton, VJax, Sanders, Cooper and Decker. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nikko: love it for you.

      • Nikko says:
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        @Jay: He asked for Decker instead of Wheaton? Yay or Nay?

        • Nikko says:
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          @Nikko: So it can either be:

          Decker and Brown for Gore and Edelman
          Decker and Brown for Fred Jackson and Edelman

          What do you think

          • helllp says:
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            @Nikko:

            both of the players you’re getting are better than the player you’re giving up. do it

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Nikko: Sorry, would rather have Gore there.

  26. Ron says:
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    .5PPR 12-team keeper league. Only required to start 1 RB and can start 4WR. We been through variations of this before. I’m trying to shop JC for a good haul.

    My team looks like this:
    QB: Rodgers
    RB: Charles, Stacy, Miller, West, Hyde, K. Davis
    WR: Megatron, Crabtree, Cruz, Colston, Cook, Wheaton
    TE: Cameron

    Would you be pleased with either of these trades?
    1) Charles, Kniles and Colston for Demaryuis and Bradshaw
    2) Charles, Kniles and Colston for Demaryuis and Gronk
    3) Either of the same offers with Jordy instead of Demaryius in the deals

    Thanks!

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Ron: I think I would hold

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I’d hold on all them to be honest.

  27. GB says:
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    Prefer Deangelo Williams or Taliaferro in 12 team standard?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @GB: Talia.

  28. Random Dude says:
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    Who’s the better PPR stash… Davante Adams or Allen Robinson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Random Dude: leaning Adams, but not afraid to admit I could be wrong here.

  29. The People's Strudel says:
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    Jay,

    Another week, another win. Now if Charles can get back on the field and produce, I’ll be in real good shape.

    Whose the pickup this week you think RB wise: Taliaferro or Sankey?

    AND

    What do you think Kirk Cousins is worth? Currently my backup QB and looking to get as much value for him as humanely possible.

    Thanks as always!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The People’s Strudel: Sankey this week, Taliaferro down the road perhaps. I think Pierce certainly has a shorter leash.

      Probably a tier 3 guy right now. (top-15ish ability.)

  30. hellllpt says:
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    cam newton/julian edelman/ gronk FOR romo/Demerius/ kendall wright

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @hellllpt: Give me the Newton side, but it’s darn close.

  31. hellllpt says:
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    orrr.

    antonio brown/shady for gio bernard /demerius

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @hellllpt: I want the Brown side, for sure.

  32. Shane says:
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    Hey Jay,

    In a standard scoring 10 team league:

    Which 2 of these 3 TEs do you like best ROS: Jason Witten, Owen Daniels, or Dwayne Allen.

    Which RB do you think is the better roster stash: Alfred Blue or Lorenzo Taliaferro?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Shane: Witten and Allen still. Taliaferro is the better stash here.

  33. ryanoger says:
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    10 Team .5 PPR keeper league

    2nd on waiver this week

    QB- Rodgers
    WR- Jordy
    WR- Harvin
    RB- Murray
    RB- Montee
    TE- Kelce
    Flex RB/WR/T- Bradshaw
    RB- Z Stacy
    WR- Keenan
    WR- Decker
    RB- Khiry
    RB- B Pierce
    TE- K Rudolph

    K- Parkey
    Def- Houston

    What’s my move(s) drop Rudolph for which of the following?
    Pierre, Taliaferro, Jordan Matthews, Brian Quick, DeAngelo, Ivory, Shorts, Terrence W, Marvin Jones

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: I would go Ivory here. And I would actually drop Pierce for Talia.

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    B. Tate, Sankey, Jeremy Hill or Taliaferro for the ROS?

    0.5 PPR – 3 pt bonus at 85 rec/100 rush – 6 pt bonus at 135 rec/150 rush

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Sankey, then Hill. Taliaferro is close, and to be honest, I have no idea what to think of Tate.

  35. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    I’m very happy I made the decision to pass on your homeboy vote for Ryan Mathews this year. I saw you ranked him quite high and your image rockin a Padres hat, made me check myself before RM wrecked himself.. So thank you!

    I’ve got a trade proposal on the table right now.. DeSean Jackson for Keenan Allen and Lorenzo Taliaferro..what side do you like more?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Haha, no problem. It was all part of the plan.

      I’d stick with Jackson here, or I’d want a bit more than Talia.

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Jay: Thanks bud!

  36. TR says:
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    Hey would you trade Lacy, Bernard, Cordarelle Patterson, and Keenan Allen
    For
    Alfred Morris, Andre Ellington, AJ green, and Terrance Williams?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TR: I’d probably hold. It’s a bit lateral.

  37. Joe says:
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    Jay would you trade terrence west for steve smith?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: If you are desperate for a WR and in a PPR league, I’m fine with that, sure.

  38. Brett says:
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    Is Jordan Reed worth holding on to? Do you think he starts over Paul when he returns?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brett: I think he does, but I also think he’s droppable as well.

  39. Jack says:
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    Need 1 RB for Week 4 – D. Williams (should be all alone in backfield), T-Rich (starting to get more touches), or Blount (I am also starting Bell). Muchas gracias!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jack: Williams out of that bunch.

  40. Mikey says:
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    Give Roddy to get Brandin Cooks? Thanks