Patriotfan

If you tuned into last night’s Monday Night Football like I did, I’m sure there were some things that crossed your mind. First one: I’m fairly certain that drafting Sammy Watkins might have been in error. I mean, why trade multiple picks (1st, and two 4th’s) for a receiver that spends more time on the back of a 60’s milk carton? Second, I’m sure many wondered if a 0-0 score would be an insurmountable lead for the Bills… I thought it was a fairly close call, but the Bills did scrounge 13 points in a resoundingly ugly fashion. In what is turning into a theme, the weekday games (both Monday and Thursday) have offered nothing this year in terms of football. Football-like? Quite possibly, but we’re not getting 100% organic entertainment here. Something-something-Eddie Lacy is fat. Rex Ryan always seems to have a penchant for driving the Patriots nuts and did so again last night, but never quite gets over the hump, just like last night. Also, his hump is named Rob Ryan. Regardless, it was an essentially boring game up until the third quarter’s upgrade to semi-interesting, then quickly downgraded to “where’s my effing bourbon”. Such is the ways of Monday Night…

Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Rankings (both this week and rest of season) will be released Wednesday morning.

Tom Brady – 20/39, 277 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT. Josh McDaniels; too dumb to be a head coach, but smart enough to never leave Tom Brady’s side.

Brandon LaFell – 4 REC, 66 YDS. More like Brandon LeFail, amirite folks?

Tyrod Taylor – 20/36, 233 YDS and 4 CAR, 1 YDS. Hmm, reminds more of Rodfather III than the first two…

Sammy Watkins – 3 REC, 39 YDS and Robert Woods (4 REC, 44 YDS) Charles Clay (1 REC, 14 YDS)… THIS BUFFALO RECEIVING CORPS, I CALL ‘EM “WARREN SAPP’S MAILBOX”, BECAUSE IT’S FULL OF BILLS THAT ARE BEING IGNORED.

James White – 2 CAR, 14 YDS, 1 TD and 2 REC, 32 YDS, 1 TD. Breaking! James White semi-usable! Bill Belichick to release James White and trade Brandon Bolden for Griff Whalen!

 

Final Thought

Patriots still undefeated...

Patriots still undefeated…

 

 

  1. Nick says:
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    drop T Taylor or Mariota for Hoyer, Cutler, Winston or Cousins? I have pretty much given up in my league as I have no consistency but figure I’d make a last ditch effort & stream some QBs..

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: or Stafford…rank 3 of them since I’ll have to make some waiver claims with $1 bids…

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Nick: Stafford probably at Cutler there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I don’t mind Taylor for Winston at this point. I’d probably ranking them Winston, Cousins, Cutler, Hoyer, but it gets real clumpy.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: so wait where is Stafford in that ranking? & the drop is Taylor?

        Where does Mariota stand in all this, should I look to drop both Taylor & Mariota for 2 new QBs, or hold onto one of em?

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: to be honest, I was thinking hold one of my QBs (Taylor on bench) & drop Mariota for a steamer next week in Hoyer v. NO…than just drop him for next weeks streamer… Taylor might be a better stash down the road if he gets healthy & can run like early in season..its 10 team league so as I said before, a lot of middle tier QBs on waivers (Winston, Stafford, Cutler, Tannehill, Hoyer, Cousins, Hasselbeck, Fitz, A Smith, Manziel Bradford, Osweiller)

          With all those options, I think the first place guy had a good strategy as he’s been streaming QBs after Tannehill dropped off for him. Shouldn’t I follow suit & make a run at his streamers (he has 14$ left)? If not to help push me out of last, it could screw him….so after all that, my question, the week 12 ranking of top 3 QB waiver claims from my options I listed above? Thanks bud

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Nick: yeah, Tyrod is close enough, if he’s healthy. I like the idea of streaming that spot.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: i kind of like Mariota ROS. I’d probably keep one and play the field with the other.

  2. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning Jay

    Which 6 of these guys should I put in a claim for this week and in what order should I prioritize them?

    Lots of backs available now…

    Rawls, Coleman, Bradshaw, buck Allen, ware, cj Anderson, M Gordon, a blue, Duke johnson, C Hyde, k williams, draughn, J white,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Rawls, Hyde, Allen, Coleman, Ware, Duke.

  3. Phil B.

    pbmax says:
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    That one handed catch by Watkins tho…thought that’d get it’s own gif

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @pbmax: I refuse to believe he exists.

  4. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Jay in a Superflex league would you move Maclin hill and Tannehill for Cutler and Matthews? Badly need a QB (-1 for qb sacks) and an open roster spot

    If not would you drop Maclin, Diggs, or Tannehill to pick up Gore/Wests handcuff?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: I’d hold there. Not too excited about Cutler or Matthews.

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Jay: what about dropping Maclin to snag a guy like ware/Bradshaw/Funchess?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Kendrick Llama: I’m okay with either Ware or Funchess, depending on what you need. In a vacuum, Funchess PPR, Ware in standard.

  5. martelluswho? says:
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    is martellus bennet droppable or at least sittable at this stage?

    waiver options are:
    Vernon davis, Charles clay, Julius Thomas, coby fleener, Jordan Cameron, celek, Rudolph, etch (other waiver guys you could dream up)

    martellus seems to be a professional blocker and or PI drawer

    thanks

    • martelluswho? says:
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      @martelluswho?: which one do you think has the most value ROS. fleener or Vernon probably?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @martelluswho?: Out of that group? Probably not. I don’t think I’ve ranked any of those guys in the top 10 all year… except Clay. He could be an option, but I still like Bennett here. Though I do agree that he’s disappeared for a bit.

  6. thestretch says:
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    its painful to watch guys like Sammy be held back

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a league where I have Romo and Rivers, and guys like Hoyer, Cutler, Osweiler and Winston are available, should I be dropping Rivers for a guy like Funchess or Aiken, even with Rivers @Jax and Romo vCar this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Probably not. If you are confident in Romo or Rivers ROS, taking a look at Funchess is justifiable.

  8. Zandy says:
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    Hey jay!
    Still tied for first
    Need some guidance before waivers
    Std league – 2rb 2wr and a flex
    RB: Ivory Jstew Cwest Gore MJones Ajayi White
    WR: Julio Demaryius Calvin ARob Jbrown

    I have waiver priority in front of the 3 other first place guys

    1. Use a waiver on Ware? Whos the drop?

    2. This is the league with big kicker points. How do you feel about McManus? Swap for Crosby?

    3. Pick up Turbin and whos the drop?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Zandy: 1. I’d drop Brown for Ware.

      2. Generally like McManus even though he’s slid a little. I prefer the DEN offense with Osweiler; even though NE isn’t the best matchup, he gets to kick at altitude and then gets @SD and vOak the following two weeks. Probably prefer McManus to Crosby for now.

      3. Nah

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yes, drop is Jones, and on kicker, sure, that’s fine. Turbin I think you can skip on right now.

  9. Zandy says:
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    Separate strategy question
    Playoffs start in 2 weeks
    At what point do you switch to a playoff roster style
    Meaning drop your WR4 for a second defense with a juicy future matchup or drop your RB5 with standalone value to a high upside handcuff?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Depends where you are in the standings. If the next two games do nothing to you, go for it now. If not, wait till next week.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay:
        thanks jay! helpful as always
        So let’s take my team from above for example
        It’s in a 4 way tie for 1st place -playoffs start week 14, top 2 teams get a bye (valuable)
        Full roster is
        QB: Rivers
        WR: Julio Calvin
        RB: Ivory JStew
        TE: Walker
        Flex: Demaryius or Arob or Cwest usually
        K: McManus
        Def: Cincy
        BN: Guys from Flex, JBrown, Gore, MJones, Ajayi, White, Titans (I forgot I had this)

        So we talked swapping McManus for Crosby and then waivering for Ware (will drop Titans)
        1. Given high kicker pts totals (22 for Crosby last week!), would you carry Crosby and McManus until it shakes out? Crazy I know or rather do something from the below
        2. Would you drop JBrown (hard to see path to starting him) and MJones for Cutler (in case this is the new Rivers) and Mason/Turbin/McKinnon (upside lotto ticket)?
        3. Or rather than an RB would you grab a Week 14 & 16 defense like Detroit – @STL and vs SF (While Cincy gets vs. Pit and @Den)
        You’ve led me this far, let’s take it home!

        • thestretch says:
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          @Zandy: I’m also eyeing Detroit heavily… contemplating dropping a wr5 or qb3 for them.. Sammy Watkins is my wr5, and bortles is my qb3 (luck and romo)….

          don’t want my competitors to get quality players like Sammy or bortles but I’ve been rolling rams d/st and its been rough.

          • Zandy says:
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            @thestretch: I’m just also thinking dropping now while more people are paying attention than dropping later when only playoff teams are making moves….

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: yeah, now is the time.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: I’d probably just stick to one kicker. I loke Turbin there as the pickup, but iffy on Cutler. Good luck! I’m here for ya!

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: Awesome,
            so to recap will go
            Add Ware, Drop Titans
            Add Crosby, Drop McManus
            Add Turbin, Drop MJones
            Then what would you do with JBrown, drop for a later Def (like Det) or go for another one of those random RB lotto tix, or a backup QB for Rivers (Winston or Osweiler maybe)?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: Yes on Ware. Sure on Crosby, and Turbin, 10-4.

              I’d hold that Brown spot steady until something with the slightest amount of shine reveals itself.

  10. Scott says:
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    I’ve got these WRs:
    ODBJr
    Mike Evans
    Demaryius Thomas
    Stefon Diggs

    Any reason to keep DGB or drop him for one of the newly crowned RB1s:
    Allen
    Draughn
    Ware
    Bradshaw

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I’ve already clinched a playoffs spot, if that helps

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I’d grab Allen there.

  11. Nightmare says:
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    Jay my man what’s good bro. Which turkey day RB should I start

    Stewart at Dallas
    Forte at GB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightmare: I’m digging that JStew start right now.

  12. thestretch says:
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    does Detroit have a defense worth looking at? they get STL and SF in the playoffs… but its Detroit.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @thestretch: iffy, but good matchups. Who do you have now?

  13. thestretch says:
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    bortles or romo this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @thestretch: leaning Romo right now.

  14. Robert says:
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    Using Bortles right now. Hold onto Luck for payoffs or pick up another backup QB?

  15. Teddy Heater says:
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    Jay,
    I held on to White this week just in case his role got bigger, last night was a good start. I was able to move Forsett & AJ on a few of my teams so his broken wing didn’t kill me across the board, but it sunk my week on a couple squads, that and getting 50 pts from Carr, Gurley, AP, Landry, Hurns, Stevie & Woodhead Atl D was my top scorer (never a good sign) Couple Q’s.

    1. I see you like Allen over Ward & Bradshaw, but I’ve got no shot at getting him because I’m down on the waiver. I’m hoping to land Bradshaw (as he has a nice Playoff schedule, but obviously Gore’s health is going to dictate that) or Ware. Do you like either of them over Matt Jones for the rest of the season?

    2. Who are you feeling this week as a WR streamer Djax v NYG, Shorts v NO (I was thinking of stacking Hoyer & Shorts over Carr @Ten & Diggs @ Atl), Wilson @ GB or Randle at Was?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Hey Teddy, I like both of them over Jones at this point. 2. I’m leaning Djax, but Shorts is tempting.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Jay: Djax is so inconsistent and I think with Prince coming back I’m gonna roll with Shorts. He looked healthy on Sunday and it looks like Washington is in his rear view. Thanks Brotha! Have a Great Thanksgiving!!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Yeah, good argument there. And happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  16. Scott says:
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    ROS, do you like John Brown or Golden Tate?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Tate, but it’s very close.

  17. Scott says:
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    ROS, Gillmore or Barnidge?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Going Barney there.

  18. Captain K says:
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    @ Jay

    0.5 PPR league – my rbs are Ivory, West, & Murray.

    I have #1 waiver

    going back and forth on who to pick up.

    Should I pick up Buck Allen or Spencer Ware as the handcuff to my West?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Captain K: Going with Allen there.

  19. mark says:
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    In a standard league. What should my waiver priority be for: ware, javorius Allen, Bradshaw, draughn.
    And who can I drop out of these: ebron, langford (forte is back next week?), rishard Matthews, Snead, Antonio Andrews.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mark: I think Allen, Ware, Bradshaw, Draughn.

  20. Abdoozy says:
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    yo Jay, couple questions.

    1. I have Cam, Big Ben and Tyrod. Is Taylor my obvious drop? I really don’t need 3 QBs.

    2. Would you start Cobb *and* James Jones this week vs CHI, if your other WRs are a gimpy Michael Floyd and a rarely-targeted Rishard Matthews?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Abdoozy: 1. I think Tyrod is right now, yes. And yeah, I know it’s stacking, but the Packers have historically destroyed the Bears, so I feel comfortable on both.

  21. Mordacious Levator says:
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    PPR with .1 pt per return yard. start 2 WR, 2 RB 1 flex.
    Bortles/Luck
    Forte/Sims/Riddick/Duke John/Cobb
    Landry/Crabtree/D.Harris (returns both)/M.Jones
    Gates/Ebron

    I can probably just drop Ebron, it’s not as if he’s used on that team anyway. Watson/H.Miller/Green all out there if Gates gets hurt again anyway.
    This order looking right to add Rawls/Allen/Coleman/Ware/Blue/White?
    2. also should i drop Cobb if i can get 2 of these (i’m worst waiver, so probably won’t)
    3. or should i be dropping Ebron for Celek (might he be higher ranked than Gates this week?). and only drop Cobb if i can get one of those guys above?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: oh yeah,
      4. drop m.jones for t.will or herndon (herndon apparently gets returns now too)?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: I like that order, yes. And yes, dropping Cobb for say, Coleman, or Allen, or Ware is an upgrade. I think both Ebron and Cobb are drops if you want two of those guys.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Jay: did the hold above apply only to keeping m.jones over t.will/herndon or not grabbing celek to play over gates (not dropping gates of course)

  22. Benny says:
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    In a deep 14 team league where most teams have 2 QBs rostered (you can only start 1). I have Cam and Matt Ryan. Would you trade Matt Ryan for Travis Kelce? I currently have Martellus Bennett. My concern with riding alone with Cam would be they run away with the NFC #1 seed and the Panthers rest him week 16 in the fantasy championship game…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Benny: I’m iffy on that move. I’d rather hold on to what I got.

  23. Scott says:
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    Thanks for your responses!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Any time!

  24. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    20 team PPR. keep k.martin (could have bigger role if dola is really hurt) over any of m.wilson (had him for like 8 weeks or so) or desert J.nelson, also have hartline (might suck now that i didn’t wait the 6 or however many weeks for funchess to be used by CAR), aiken, hopkins, inman, start 3 WR, 1 flex.

    2. different PPR. 14 teamer. keep clay over ASJ if i also have Gates? 2 flexes, could use both
    3. same as #2. keep givens and garcon or go with any of colston/roddy/herndon/hartline, dropping which one if so?
    4. having only stewart/j.allen/duke johnson/white/forsett and can keep forsett in last round for next year (keep 2 and a.brown is in the 4th). other options would be
    hurns in 16th round, stewart in the 3rd. two RB’s 1 flex. Or should i drop Forsett for any of : grimes/bradshaw/cobb/ware/coleman. anybody added could be a last rounder. I know the short term order of these from above comments.

  25. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    dynasty PPR. team is out of it, trying to use remaining budget to grab forsett, but after obtaining keenum/osweiler recently very little budget. didn’t think anybody crazy enough to drop forsett in a dyansty. we have good size benches too. keep agholor over givens i suppose?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: 2. similar question, grab McCown over Keenum? this is next year type question. i’m 4-7, barely missed winning last week (would’ve won had i gone osweiler over rodfather) but at this point i’m better off losing anyway, 5-6 wouldn’t have likely helped me make playoffs anyway.

  26. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in a standard trying to get 1 out of a bunch of useful guys. who’s first drop out of white/k.williams/cobb/jennings/crowell? probably cobb. i also have andrews though.

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