About a week ago, all the buzz in Seattle was about how the decision makers had grown tired of Marshawn Lynch‘s antics and that they were ready to chase to him out of town with pitchforks. Apparently, Lynch has a very tense relationship with head coach Pete Carroll and they have little to no communication. You’re kidding me, right? Those two seem like they’d be two peas in a pod. I just had a great idea for a reality show. Lynch and Carroll have to live together in a college dorm room! Every time Pete comes back to their room Marshawn has one of Pete’s ties around the doorknob. Why would Lynch want to be bothered with his head coach when he could care less about the nation’s president? Lynch’s decision to be a “no show” to the team’s Super Bowl victory celebration at the White House did not go over well with many. Sorry Obama, but Marshawn had better things to do than pay you a visit…

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Damn you Matt Asiata and your 3 vultured touchdowns. I had Jerick McKinnon started in both of my leagues and that happens. Ugh! And now there’s talk of Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings. Say it ain’t so. I know it might sound hard to believe but I saw a stat that showed that the Minnesota running game really hasn’t skipped a beat since losing Peterson. Here’s an idea, put a Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson in the octagon and whoever comes out gets to play the rest of the season. The loser has to retire and get a tattoo of Roger Goodell on his back. Who wouldn’t pay to see that? I’m full of ideas today.

Mark Ingram is back and ready to make a difference in fantasy football. In the last 2 weeks Ingram has carried the rock 54 times for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns. TSM doesn’t expect him to keep up that pace, but it sure would be nice to have him on your roster while he tried. Or until he gets hurt again.

I said it last week and I will say it again this week. Holy Mac(lin)kerel! Like Ingram, Jeremy Maclin has had 2 outstanding weeks in a row combining for 18 catches, 345 yards and 4 touchdowns. Old Maclin-Donald had a farm and on that farm he had a sh!t load of fantasy points! E-I-E-I-O.

Thank you for the nice rebound game Julian Edelman. The Stats Machine and I both appreciate it.


Hidden Rupees Category 1: Best of the Rest (Weekly)

These are the players that are owned in less than approximately 85% of most leagues that were top performers based on last week’s stats.

Running Back: Ronnie Hillman (30.05 SAV) and Jeremy Hill (29.4 SAV)

Do you like it when your running back scores 2 touchdowns in a game? Hill yeah! It was a big week for running backs with the word hill in their last name last week. Montee Ball who? Seriously though, I have got to believe that there is no way he gets the job back when he returns. He was awful before his injury and his replacement has been great. I actually had to make a decision and I dropped Ball to keep Hillman. This past week he carried the ball only 10 times for 16 yards, but he did find the end zone. He also chipped in with 7 catches on 10 targets for 47 yards and another touchdown. In a game where the Broncos were dominated by Tom Brady and the Patriots, that’s a pretty good showing. How about Hill? How about 24 carries for 154 yards and a 2 touchdowns! Now that’s some serious fantasy points. I like Hillman over Hill because when Giovani Bernard returns the job will be his again, but I’d still like to own both. I seriously doubt either of these guys are available in your league, but if they are, I have this advice for you. Head for the hills!

Wide Receiver: Odell Beckham Jr(30.55 SAV)

How many of you know who Russell Tyrone Jones is? I’m guessing very few of you. Well it’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard of course. One of the founding members of The Wu-Tang Clan. Sadly he died back in 2004. Or did he? I’m pretty sure ODB is catching passes from Eli Manning for the New York Football Giants. Especially last week in which he caught 8 of 11 targets for 156 yards. He didn’t manage to score a touchdown, but those stats will still give him some solid street cred. Enter the We-Tang ODB Jr. Honorable Mention (Mike Evans 29.95)

Tight End: Mychal Rivera (25.95 SAV)

Just missing the honors last week Mychal was determined to do it this week and he has succeeded. With 8 receptions on 11 targets for 38 yards and 2 touchdowns, Rivera has emerged as a garbage time stud. The Stats Machine does not discriminate against garbage time points, and neither should you. Honorable Mention (Charles Clay 21.05)


Hidden Rupees Category 2: Best of the Best (Weekly)

These are the best performing players based on last week’s stats regardless of percentage owned.

Running Back: Marshawn Lynch (38.25 SAV)

One week they are running him out of town, and the next, they are saying there are absolutely no plans of trading him. It’s amazing what 67 yards on the ground, 2 touchdowns and 5 receptions for 76 yards will do for you. I think some call that “beast mode”. (Lynch Mob is an American Hard Rock band featuring former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, who has been the band’s only permanent member.) Honorable Mentions (Ronnie Hillman, Jeremy Hill, Mark Ingram, Matt Asiata)

Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown (37.15 SAV)

They might have to change A Charlie Brown Christmas to An Antonio Brown Christmas if he keeps playing this way and delivers his owners a fantasy football championship. You know what happens when you catch 11 of 16 passes thrown to you for 144 yards and a touchdown with 91 yards after the catch? You get called out by The Stats Machine. I think I am going to have to add an Antonio Brown fathead to my Hanuakkah list. Honorable Mention (Jeremy Maclin 33.05)

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski (30.75 SAV)

Last week I said that the only thing that will keep Gronkowski from being the top tight end for the rest of the season is an injury. Here we are a week later and Gronk is once again the tight end of the week with 9 catches on 10 targets, including an amazing one-handed grab, for 105 yards and TD. As for the one-handed snag, Tom Brady was quoted as saying to Gronk “How the f*ck did you catch that?” Honorable Mention (Mychal Rivera 25.95)

 

Hidden Rupees Category 2A: Best of the Best (Year To Date)

Running Back:
Matt Forte (32.91)
DeMarco Murray (28.28)
Arian Foster (27.67)
Le’Veon Bell (27.47)
Andre Ellington (24.08)
Marshawn Lynch (23.25)
Mark Ingram (21.15)
LeSean McCoy (20.53)
Ahmad Bradshaw (20.22)
Ronnie Hillman (20.08)
Jamaal Charles (19.94)
Justin Forsett (19.78)
Jerick McKinnon (19.24)

Wide Receiver:
Antonio Brown (28.93)
Demaryius Thomas (26.18)
Jeremy Maclin (26.07)
Emmanuel Sanders (24.81)
Golden Tate (24.69)
Jordy Nelson (24.1)
Julio Jones (22.91)
T.Y. Hilton (22.52)
Randall Cobb (22.25)
Dez Bryant (21.04)
Mohamed Sanu (20.91)
Sammy Watkins (20.75)
Julian Edelman (19.62)
Anquan Boldin (19.44)

Tight End:
Martellus Bennett (21.09)
Rob Gronkowski (20.68)
Greg Olsen (19.74)
Julius Thomas (19.52)
Jimmy Graham (19.39)
Antonio Gates (16.84)
Larry Donnell (16.77)
Jason Witten (16.04)
Heath Miller (15.93)


There were no duds of the week. How about that. If you are craving some duds grab yourself a box of milk duds and enjoy. Mmmmm. Milk duds!

Examine the stats yourself (Downloadable Excel).

  1. John Rambo Jr says:
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    Our league allocates (3) bench spots. I have R. Jennings and F. Jackson occupying two and Martavis Bryant in the third. Somebody just dropped A. Peterson. Am I crazy not to add him or at least put in a claim? Hillman and Gore are starting for me this week and I’m hoping one of the others will play next week so I can dump Gore. Thoughts? Should I dump Bryant today for A. Peterson?

    Thanks in advance
    JRJ

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @John Rambo Jr: I really just don’t know if Peterson is going to play. If you had more than 3 bench spots I’d say go it, but right now it’s a big gamble. I wouldn’t drop Jennings or Bryant for him. The only reason I’d consider Jackson is because of his injury. Taking a shot on Peterson playing is a big gamble. If you were to drop Gore would he be picked up?

      • John Rambo Jr says:
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        @malamoney:

        Good chance Gore gets picked up. A few days ago I would not have hesitated on Peterson, but lately the news doesn’t sound good for week 11.

        Pretty big gamble at this point.
        Thanks broski

        • malamoney

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          @John Rambo Jr: It seems to me that if I have a guy that if I drop is going to get picked up quicker than the guy already sitting on the waivers that it might be best to hold onto the guy instead of dropping him. Good luck pal!

  2. mcBlunty says:
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    full point ppr kendall wright or mike floyd

    same league andre williams or charles sims

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @mcBlunty: Wright cause of PPR. Williams with Jennings still out and Sims yet to play a snap.

  3. Frank White says:
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    Sup Money… So I have in my 10 team 3 receiver PPR
    Palmer
    Antonio Brown
    Maclin
    Boldin
    D Murray
    Reggie Bush
    Donnell
    Baldwin
    James JonEs
    Fred Jackson
    Ryan Mathews
    Riddick
    Mychal Rivera
    It looks like Fred Jackson will start but I’m waiting for game time but if he doesn’t then I gotta start Bush right?? Even though you said to sit him but HE’s garbage and I feel Riddick will do better then him.. IDK.. Also who would you start at flex? Baldwin, James Jones, Mychal Rivara or bush or Reddick if Jackson plays?? Sorry I got 2 questions in 1 comment.. Lol

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Frank White: Bush over Jackson. Probably Rivera.

      • Frank White says:
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        If Jackson plays you would still start bush over Jackson??? Why? Bush can’t get more then 9 fantasy points without Riddick playing and now it’s gonna be all 3 backs playing. Sorry not trying to under mind you but just wondering why.. Lol

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Frank White: They are both subpar options. Can go either way.

  4. Dom B says:
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    Who to start at flex Percy Harvin, Odell Becham Jr., F Jax if he plays, Charles Sims

    Also ROS Percy Harvin or Odell Beckham Jr.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: Harvin and Harvin. Sounds like a law firm.

  5. Frank White says:
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    Harvin or Benjamin??

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Frank White: Benjamin

  6. Dom B says:
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    Who to start at TE Larry Donnell or Delaine Walker

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: Donnell

  7. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you trade Odell Beckham Jr. And Roddy White for Lamar Miller (injury) and Jordan Reed

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
    WR – Roddy White-Falcons
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: Only if Miller is healthy

  8. Dom B says:
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    Would you trade Roddy white and Odell Beckham for Alshon Jeffery

  9. Dom B says:
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    My roster I have the Ravens D on bye for week 11 and I want to keep them, so who to I drop and what d to add Texans, Bears, Panthers, Buds, Redskins, Colts, Dolphins and etc.

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: I’d go for the Texans, but I don’t see a drop. And by the way, I’d rather have Houston D for the rest of the season over Baltimore.

  10. Dom B says:
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    Do I stay with Delaine Walker and Larry Donnell or do I pickup Jordan Cameron, Coby Fleener, Kyle Rudolph, Tim Wright, Jared Cook, or Mychial Rivera (OAK) and which TE do I drop for who or hold

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom B: I’d hold on Donnell, but I need to hear more about Walker before making a move. If he’s going to miss time then I’d rank them Cook, Rivera, Fleener…

  11. Andre says:
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    Malamoney! It’s your favorite poster (word check? Am I making that up?!) Are you dropping Oliver for Anderson? Which runningback do you think will provide the most value for the playoffs? Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Andre: Andre! Favorite commenter? Probably Oliver. Anderson kinda came out of nowhere this week. Not that he doesn’t have talent, but that his role was much more than expected. He will still have some combination of Hillman, Ball and Thompson to share touches with while Oliver will only have Mathews. It’s pretty close though.

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