I have witnessed one of the worst overtime games that I have ever seen. There was an interception, a fumbled punt, and a coach that doesn’t know the overtime rules. Jameis Winston threw an interception in Tampa Bay territory leaving the Browns with only about 15 yards to gain to give them a shot at a game-winning field goal. Tampa Bay held strong on defense and forced a punt. Jameis Winston then puts together a terrible 3 and out. Tampa punts the ball and strips Jabrill Peppers leaving the Buccaneers with the ball right around mid field. Jameis is able to complete a pass to DeSean Jackson to get inside the 40 setting up a 59-yard field goal attempt from a kicker who previously missed an extra point and a 40 yard field goal to win the game in regulation. One would think the Buccaneers coaching staff would go for it on 4th and long because the chances of Catanzaro making this kick are slim to none. NO! KICK IT! They did… He made it… What is life? Let’s get to some individual player tidbits from that dumb game.

Cleveland Browns Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The mystery is over, Nick Chubb can run the ball. He would have had an even bigger day if it weren’t for a couple of holding calls on the Brown’s offensive line. 80 yards and a touchdown isn’t a bad start. Duke Johnson didn’t have the same success. He was a dud, even in PPR. David Njoku was shut out in the first half but was able to catch a few balls and a touchdown pass in the second half. Jarvis Landry finally broke out of his quiet start and getting 15 targets will help that. Jarvis had 10 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. If it wasn’t going to happen today, it’s just not going to happen for Antonio Callaway. Callaway saw two targets and was only able to convert them into one catch. 

Jameis Winston’s yardage looks a lot better on paper than he actually played. 365 yards doesn’t get you very far in fantasy football if you don’t throw any touchdown passes either. In all fairness, he did run one in and broke the 20 point barrier. Jameis threw 52 passes and two of them were ugly interceptions. The ball was spread around quite thoroughly. O.J. Howard, DeSean Jackson, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin all had double digit fantasy days in PPR. It looks like Peyton Barber got a little banged up so that is something to monitor for Barber and Ronald Jones II owners. HEY! Speaking of Rojo, he scored his first career touchdown and Tampa’s first rushing touchdown for a running back this season.

Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Tennessee Titans

Corey Davis’ season is a complete waste because Mariota just can’t get him the ball with any space to work with. Tajae Sharpe had a bit of a coming out party on Sunday as he went for over 100 yards. I’m in no rush to add Sharpe because this was actually a productive day for Mariota’s 2018 standards and he only threw for 234 yards and one touchdown. Dion Lewis had himself a day yardage wise and Derrick Henry still was within a handful of fantasy points of him while looking absolutely atrocious when running the ball. 

Austin Ekeler was an obvious start that just didn’t pan out with Melvin Gordon sitting out. I still would have started Ekeler 10/10 times, especially in PPR. It’s a totally different story if Ekeler is able to punch one in because the yardage wasn’t terrible. Philip Rivers had a nice day going for over 300 yards and a couple of touchdowns. You have to start thinking about slotting in Tyrell Williams in most formats. The volume isn’t much to write home about, but this was his second straight game with at least 100 yards receiving and he has 3 touchdowns in that span. In PPR, Keenan Allen isn’t necessarily killing rosters. But, he’s certainly not living up to his ADP at this point. 

New England Patriots Vs. Chicago Bears

The big news out of this game rests on the status of Sony Michel going forward. He had his knee twisted up in the first half and it was bad enough for him to not return. The Patriots will be in no rush to reveal the extent of his injury but we certainly will find out sometime this week if he is going to miss extended time. James White stayed one of the very consistent PPR monsters finding the end zone a couple of times. Josh Gordon took advantage of Rob Gronkowski’s absence and had himself a 100-yard receiving day. Tom Brady’s solid day also included a combined 99 yards and a touchdown from Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman.

Mitch Trubisky keeps chugging along with his 3rd straight 300 yard passing game. That wasn’t all, Trubisky also added 81 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Trey Burton was the biggest beneficiary on Sunday with 126 yards and a touchdown. Taylor Gabriel didn’t have the game that I was expecting after two consecutive 100-yard receiving games. He is still flex worthy to me going forward depending on your roster construction. Tarik Cohen continued to eat with over 80 all-purpose yards and a touchdown through the air. Jordan Howard didn’t pile up yardage on the ground but he found himself back in the end zone after a couple of slow games. 

Minnesota Vikings Vs. New York Jets

Seriously, hat is off to Adam Thielen with what he is doing this season. Sunday was his 7th game in a row with at least 100-yards. He caught 9 balls and a touchdown for 110 yards in total. I’ve said it before that we are witnessing one of the best wide receiver seasons in the history of the NFL. Enjoy it even if you don’t have him. Kirk Cousins targeted Stefon Diggs 14 times, but he was only able to gain 33 yards on 8 catches. Latavious Murray didn’t make it pretty, but he was able to scrounge two touchdowns out of a 69 (nice) yard day.

Whenever you are able to do anything on offense against the Vikings, it’s quite the accomplishment. This was not one of those days for the Jet’s offense. Sam Darnold threw three interceptions and barely surpassed 200 yards on a very windy day in New Jersey. One would think that a running back would be able to gain some ground but Isaiah Crowell led the team with 29 yards. 

Detroit Lions Vs. Miami Dolphins

The Detroit Lions now have TWO games this season with a 100-yard rusher. Kerryon Johnson gained 179 total yards but Legarrette Blount was the only Detroit running back to score a touchdown. It’s fitting that it is now October, because Blount is going to haunt Kerryon Johnson owners all season. Michael Roberts was able to score for the second consecutive game. With Kenny Golladay getting a touchdown called back, the Lions weren’t able to do much else through the air. 

It was a nightmare day for Dolphin’s wide receivers. Kenny Stills left the game and so did Albert Wilson. It looked like both were on their way to having big games. Danny Amendola led the way with 6 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Frank Gore was contained for 4 quarters, but Kenyan Drake ripped of a 55 yard touchdown run. 

New Orleans Saints Vs. Baltimore Ravens

This was a great actual football game to watch. Drew Brees was playing on his kryptonite (grass) and was still able to run a great offense in the second half. The numbers don’t tell the story of how good he really played. Alvin Kamara led the Saints backfield with 64 yards and a touchdown. Michael Thomas turned a slow first half into a decent day with 69 yards and a touchdown. 

Joe Flacco had a great day with 279 yards and two touchdowns. John Brown finally got his due diligence catching all 7 of his targets for 134 yards and a touchdown. Alex Collins led a slow backfield day with 38 yards on 11 carries. 

  1. MJP says:
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    Do you have Mack or Miller higher ROS in half PPR?

    Significant difference?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Mack. Yeah, when Foreman gets back, things could get cloudy

  2. Jake says:
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    Is TY Williams worth burning the #1 waiver claim for this week my other WR,s are Hill, Galloday and Godwin feeling a little weak at the position but seems like I’m always able to find production on the wire from week to week.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes, I would

  3. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    michel out, i had richard till somebody dropped baldwin, so i nabbed him. but i have too many WR’s to use here and if michel is hurt i’ll need another RB far more than WR.
    12 team half PPR
    QB RW3, flacco (this week)
    RB (2) gurley, mixon, michel, clement
    WR (2) landry, hilton, jeffery, allison, baldwin, kupp,
    TE (1) rudolph
    1 flex
    IR (1) doyle
    so i’ll have flacco to drop shortly anyway, but should i drop a WR (and which) to try to get 2 of:

    richard, mostart, barner, barber, RJ2, ivory, gore, m.davis, mcguire, hines (i ordered them how i think they would go)

    looked at who i could trade for, only possibles (owners with better than average RB depth, weak WR depth) would be drake/martin from one guy (i sent a baldwin/allison for drake offer) or powell from another (didn’t send offer for him though in case it’s a long injury)

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d grab Barner, gives you a safety net for whatever amount of time Michel is out

  4. Oliver says:
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    Drop Ito Smith for Lamar Miller or Dion Lewis?

    Standard, NON-PPR.
    Thanks !

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Dion Lewis, but let’s see the split tonight. Ito is scoring every week

  5. Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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    14 teamer PPR with yet more injury issues, probably my most injured team in like 4 years or so (mckinnon (overbid on morris, dropped for mostart), baldwin, doyle, burkhead, mixon, goodwin, a.wilson, can’t count jeffery as i drafted him knowing that)

    QB (1) luck (good injury luck here though)
    RB (2) mixon, crowell, mostart (good luck here too if breida misses time), m.davis, montgomery
    WR (3) AB, baldwin, goodwin, jeffery, kearse (probably still a hold though), a.wilson
    TE (1) watson (obtained with vance on bye), vance
    1 flex
    IR (2) burkhead, doyle

    doubt wilson gets the “out” tag before tonight when i’d need to input waivers to make sure doyle’s tag doesn’t come off before i do.
    1. drop vance or watson first for a RB or WR here?
    2. drop burkhead or a.wilson first if wilson DOES get that out tag in time?
    3. drop one of the TE’s or a.wilson if no out tag by tonight (or a TE and a.wilson) for what order of: barner, ivory, gallup, sharpe, richardson, gio B (would seem back shortish), moncrief

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’m dropping Wilson for Moncrief

      • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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        @MB: hold vance and watson or attempt some more RB depth (barner/ivory, mostly the 1st 2) dropping one of them.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          I usually only keep 1 TE. Grab Barner in case Michel has setbacks

      • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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        @MB: just noticed i need a DB for week 8 (not dropping byard) so i’ll drop a.wilson for him, which TE is dropped for moncrief (or one of barner/ivory/gio B), both vance/watson past their byes.

  6. miles proudfoot says:
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    With coopers trade, , how would you rank Jordy Nelson, Aaron Jones, and Geronimo Allison ROS? THanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      1. Jones 2. Allison 3. Jordy

  7. DiRo says:
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    In a standard ESPN league with 0.5 PPR; I was thinking of trading D Johnson for A Brown and then trading T Hill for McCaffery…but now that the Cardinals will have a new OC and their schedule doesn’t look too bad against RBs, I am weary of this idea now. Your thoughts?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d definitely do it for Antonio Brown. I don’t think it can hurt you that badly. This may be your shot to sell high on him. There’s risk with everything.

  8. Cubjet says:
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    I have Deshaun Watson but am concerned about his injuries. I have a trade in place for either Andrew Luck or matthew Stafford. Who do you like more rest of season, Luck or Stafford?

    Thanks in advance

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Luck. Brilliant garbage time quarterback

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Cubjet: before week 7 was on pace for most attempted passes ever (luck)

  9. Paul Zone says:
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    Woould you drop Cobb for Martin?

    My RBs: DJ, Chubb, Peterson, Breida, Miller
    WRs: Schuster, Baldwin, Edelman

    PPR. Start 2 rb, 2 wr and a flex

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes I’ve given up on cobb

  10. Brad says:
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    Tequan Smith or TY Williams ROS ?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Wow that’s a though question. Ty Williams higher percentage play

  11. westly ahlschlager says:
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    Who you like in a dynasty .5 PPR Landry or Kupp?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Landry all the way

  12. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    how the F is that julio catch called a fumble? his knee hit ground before the ball came out.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Looked like it started moving in my opinion

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @MB: it was moving the whole time (last year that wouldn’t have even been a catch, although it was) but maybe i’m wrong on what that rule is i thought it had to come out before you go down.

  13. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    wow, the FP guys were right this time, sheppard (in this league 6 pt bonus for going over 100 catching or rushing, but i’d have thought it more likely chubb would’ve done that one too with engram back) got 13.7 more points than chubb (7.6 in regular PPR’s). i won anyway, but it was close till the coleman/barkley TD’s. engram didn’t look up to speed yet and it’s not like eli normally looks nearly that good on the yards thrown for this year (i.e. doesn’t get to play ATL every week or even twice). shepard probably starts next week though with coleman off, chubb moves to RB #2.

  14. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    this about how you’d rank these WR ROS (PPR): sharpe, richardson, d.moore, humphries

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Richardson, Sharpe, Humphries, Moore

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        @MB: where you slotting ris matt (just signed to NYJ) in this list (PPR):
        richardson, sharpe, roberts, ris matt, humphries, d.moore (SEA), c.williams, inman, harris (WAS). 20 team league here. lost a.wilson

  15. Steinbeck says:
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    3wr/2rb start PPR
    I own
    BECKham/Evans/Landry/Edelman/Baldwin
    DavidJ/Carson/McCoy

    Obviously I need RB help and another owner has interest in trading
    Kamara
    Mixon
    Chubb

    Who is the best WR you’d let go of from my team for each of these three RBs? I’m having trouble gauging Ingram and Gios effect on Kamara and Mixons value.

    Thanks you

    Hope you can’t help

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Evans, Evans, Landry

      Gio has no effect on Mixon. Kamara will be fine, but not as consistent.

  16. Pat says:
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    Would you trade Nick Chubb for Tyreek Hill in a 12 tm ppr keeper league (keep 2 players) Chubb would be a 10th round keeper and Tyreek a 2nd. Hate trading a valuable keeper like Chubb but I have a lot of keeper options. End of the day more concerned with if this trade would help me for this year.

    Rest of team:
    QB: Winston and Rivers
    RB: Mixon, James White, Kerryon, Mark Ingram
    WR: Thielen, Landry
    TE: Gronk, Mcdonald

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hell yeah. If you can get Tyreek Hill for an RB starting 1 game, you have to

  17. brian says:
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    16 team ppr dynasty. 6-1 in first. looking to marginally improve end of roster. start 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 te, 2 w/r/t flex
    roster is qb-watson, ben, chad kelly. rb-leveon, white, conner, hyde, cja, josh adams. wr-julio, tyreek, alshon, baldwin, DT, curtis samuel, te-gronk, asj, dwayne allen, ian thomas

    looking to drop allen & cja (had to start both last week and got a solid 0! ass hats!) not much on wire.
    TE – o’learly, michael roberts, o’leary, o’shaughnessy, vannett, derby, demetrius harris,
    RB – barner, alf, mark murphy, deandre washington, roc thomas, gillisliee, justin jackson,

    have a claim in on michael roberts for dwayne allen. if i don’t get him who would be the next 2 TEs would you try to grab? also have a claim in on barner for cja but don’t think I’ll get it. next on my list is alf, followed by murphy. is that the order you’d go?
    also, would you prioritize the roberts claim over the barner/alf claims or vice versa?

    thanks mb

  18. DLNG says:
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    [Hi MB, I enjoy your content. I posted this elsewhere on site, just covering my bases]

    Is 10% FAAB enough for Tre’Quan? Or should I push it a bit more. WR FAAB isn’t as inflated in this league as RB. Also, is he worth a #1 waiver priority or should I hold onto it? It’s a keep 3 forever league FWIW.

    And who would be a good WR to target for Clement in PPR league that has some RB hungry owners? same Keep 3 forever league and my 3rd keeper has been crap, so there is slight ‘dynasty’ aspect. Thanks in advance

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @DLNG: I love Tre’quan. He is worth #1 priority imo. 10% oughta do it

  19. Wide Right says:
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    Just got an offer to trade away Hopkins and Dalton for Godwin(tb), gabriel, and rodgers.. already have Cam.
    Ppr league with my other wr landry. Thoughts?

    • Wide Right says:
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      @Wide Right: starting wr that is.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Wide Right: I’d hold

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