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So that’s a wrap folks. All the 8-8 jokes… they’re over, done, the end is here. The Cowboys have won their ninth game of the year, something they hadn’t accomplished since 2009, including three 8-8 finishes in the past three years. But that’s okay, I actually researched this on Google and it turns out that Romonobyl actually has four reactors, which means there’s still plenty of time for the Cowboys to deliver their always consistent dose of schadenfreude during the holidays. I know this, because science bro. Their gift to all of us, if you will. The Bears in the meantime, well, wow. Total self-destruct mode has been achieved. I mean, with some improvement, this team could be as good as a slightly better but still not very good team, so there’s that, I guess. The real question I keep asking myself is: if a Bear doesn’t give a sh*t in the woods, does any one hear it?

 

Cowboys – 41, Bears – 28

Tony Romo – 21/26, 205 YDS, 3 TD and 2 CAR, -2 YDS. Pssst… Hey, Romo… it’s December… pass it along.

DeMarco Murray – 32 CAR, 179 YDS, 1 TD and 9 REC, 49 YDS. Goddammit Bears, I know you don’t care, like, at all, but some of us were playing against Murray…

Cole Beasley – 3 REC, 42 YDS, 2 TD. Cole Beasley has gained a level! Cole Beasley has attained grit level white and undersized!

Jay Cutler – 32/46, 341 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 2 CAR, 9 YDS. Nothing fires up Cutler more than being down 25 points with less than a quarter to go, but before he got all of that garbage time production, let’s go over some of his thoughts earlier in the game… Cutler, 9:00 PM: Damn it, Brandon is out. Cutler, 10:45 PM: Oh, I have Alshon?

Matt Forte – 13 CAR, 26 YDS, 1 TD and 8 REC, 74 YDS, 1 FUM. In a game featuring Cutler and Romo, the player that ended up being tied for the most turnovers was Matt Forte? This makes no sense.

Brandon Marshall – 3 REC, 61 YDS. Brandon Marshall, We Hardly Knew Ye. Was taken out of the game in an ambulance from an apparent rib injury. He tweeted last night that he’s “good”, but the hashtag left some doubt. Thank goodness for hashtags, not just part of McDonald’s breakfast menu anymore!

  1. Tyler says:
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    As a bears fan this is probably the most disappointing season in my 30 years of life. How could such a stacked offense be so G D terrible?! I can’t even watch them anymore.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tyler: Mel Tucker is terrible. Chris Conte getting injured probably isn’t a bad thing (though booing that was a bit… mean I suppose), and the offense, the scheme, flow, protection, everything is just trash. Is is coaching? Maybe. The personnel is hard to blame…

    • Scott says:
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      @Tyler: As a Falcons fan, I feel your pain.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Scott: Bears would be in line for a home playoff game in that division. Scary.

  2. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, you still liking A Williams over R Mathews at my flex? Other options include Sanu, M Bryant, L Murray or J Reed. NON-PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Yes, but I’m feeling weird about it. I really want to pump Mathews… but I can’t just continue to burn everyone on him…

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: Uh Oh, Jennings is back at practice today…now what!?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Nick: says he’ll only get maybe 50% of carries, at most.

  3. Robert says:
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    Fred Jackson or Williams (if Jennings sits)?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Williams.

  4. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Peter King reporting that AP likely to win appeal and be reinstated for week 15. He gets @Det and @Mia in the last couple weeks of the playoffs. My team is fine at RB, but would you pick him up to at least block opponents? The drop would have to be K. Davis. I don’t own Charles, but if I make the finals there’s about a 50/50 chance I’m facing the Charles owner, so I’ve been playing keep-away with his handcuff.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Yeah, if that’s the strategy, I’m fine with it. But I also wouldn’t expect much from him.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Jay: Yeah the only way I’d start him is in wk16 if he blows up on Det in wk15. But there are some good teams with bad RBs. One of the best teams in the league has to start Sankey every week, so I’d rather not have him get AP for free.

  5. oppo taco says:
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    am i nuts for playing moncrief @CLE over Vjax @DET and Sammy @DEN this week?
    .5 PPR. watkins and jackson have burned me constantly

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @oppo taco: Over Jackson is fine. I understand it. I might want Watkins there though…

  6. Scott says:
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    What the heck Flex, Moncrief or Davante?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Moncrief right now.

  7. Stuart says:
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    Crowell or Andre Williams (Jennings sits)? Does your answer change if Jennings gets the go but not at 100%?

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stuart: It does, but right now, edge to Crowell.

  8. Jack says:
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    Thoughts on Nate Washington now with Hunter out and Wright questionable? Better option than Fitzgerald?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jack: Still Fitz there, but it’s closer.

  9. Mike says:
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    In a keeper league where we can only keep two players each year. I traded away all my top talent for picks next year and am pretty loaded in that regard. However, now I’m struggling with a 2nd keeper. I have AP (hope he plays) and really no one else worth keeping. I have 2 waiver moves left on the year and the following guys are available on the wire. Which two should I grab with the hopes that one of them can be my 2nd keeper next year?

    Spiller
    Stacy
    Cruz
    Gerhart
    Ray Rice (can I really have a team with Rice and AP?)
    Foles
    Pierre Thomas

    THANKS!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: I know it’s not exciting, but I’d probably want Cruz there.

  10. Dom B says:
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    So with Ellington down and out and same with deangelo Williams who would you start at RB 2 Johnathan Stewart or Fred Jackson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Jackson.

  11. goodfold2 says:
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    speaking to RB depth, in my two biggest money leagues i’m playing people who bascially never really tried to give them selves depth, one of them has to play 1 of these: mckinnon/roughshod, the other has to play sproles since ellington is out. This is the brighter side of bad luck during the season (if your team is set up well and is getting unlucky with matchups, it means other owners are doing well, even if their teams really aren’t managed well, and are likely to be screwed with 1 or only 2 injuries). That one WR in standard question was for ROS. it was from these guys
    wright/woods/steadman/lee/CJ (MIN)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Terrible luck for those guys. And I’m leaning Wright right now. Wright now. NICE.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: good puns. yeah it is bad luck, but when you only have 3-4 RB’s total on your entire team you are only setting yourself up for this kind of thing. I have 5-6 on every team (i’m not in any leagues with short benches. 7 or more BN slots)

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    is Nick ok, he hasn’t had a audio/visual/podcast/radio show since last week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: He’s fine, just some unscheduled time off for now.

  13. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey jay with justin Hunter on IR & wright dinged up & not expected to play does that make Nate Washington a must add?

    Marqise Lee looked good last week vs Giants

    Which d for week 14? It’s the playoffs but it’s one week matchup

    Eagles vs seahawks

    Pats @ SD

    Dolphins vs Ravens

    Redskins vs Rams

    Ravens @ Miami

    Bucs @ Det

    Or lastly

    Titans vs eli & co Giants

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jake the snake: Depends who you drop, but I still have him outside my top-50 WR right now. I’d probably go Dolphins there.

  14. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    dynasty 15 yards per pt for rushing/receiving, 20 yd per pt for passing. 25 yd per return yd. so heavy TD standard league with some return yardage pts. 1 everybody but QB flex and 1 super flex. 2 RB/ 2 WR/ 1TE besides
    Sanchize/Hoyer/Foles/Palmer (IR)
    Mason/A.Williams (starting this week with ellington out)/Ellington/Peterson/Hyde/Michael/Bradshaw (IR)
    Dez/A.J. Green/Stills/T.Smith/Cooks
    Orange Julius/Reed (reed going this week if JT is out yet again)
    Barth
    MIA D
    We can still make moves even after being eliminated, i’m likely out this week. Keep Reed (or whoever my weakest player might be, possibly a RB, but those seem wiser to stash) after being eliminated or grab one of these to improve WR depth: Lee/S.Bailey/A.Roberts/Woods/P.Parker/C.Johnson (MIN)/Wilson (CHI)
    other TE’s out there are Ebron/Celek/Quarless/Lewis

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: and drop reed (either as soon as i’m eliminated or as soon as JT is healthy, whichever comes first), or one of my RB’s? guessing this is due to CJ (MIN) having possible biggest upside at MIN for next year (he could be their best WR, might already be)

  15. Mike says:
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    Offered 2 trades in my dynasty league which one would you accept if any? Round values attached to each player. 1/2 ppr league.

    Deandre Hopkins (5) for Giovani Bernard (5)
    Or
    Odell Beckham (25) for Jamaal Charles (5)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Neither, to be honest.

  16. Dom B says:
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    Which to start at TE Jordan Reed or Delanie Walker at RB Johnathan Stewart or Fred jax and at DEF BAL or Buffalo

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Walker, Jackson, Bal.

  17. goodfold2 says:
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    have to start 2 WR’s, 1 TE, and 1 flex (could be a 2nd TE). due to 10 return yards per pt, roberts will play. half PPR here also.
    WR: roberts
    TE: Reed
    so i need a 2nd WR and a flex. choices are D-Jax/Garcon/Lee/Donnell. i’m thinking Lee and 1 of Garcon/Donnell if D-Jax doesn’t play, and D-Jax/Lee if he does. It’s possible Garcon gets a huge bump if D-Jax is out however.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: I’d probably go DeSean and Donnell, and if D-Jax is a no go, then Lee.

  18. Dom B says:
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    Would you pick Joe baryard dropping j stewart he is rb on vikings with jerick out

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yeah, I’m fine with that.

  19. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    grab a.will/sims/martin/hyde/randle over blue (RB #5 slot, we only start 2, no flex). PPR. i am already the best team, even mason can’t crack the lineup (charles/bell (PIT)/mason/miller/blue. I’d rather cripple my opp’s from having any useful waiver RB’s if possible, in case of injuries. Blue was great once when Foster was out, i’m betting Randle would be if Murray went out. Now i’m noticing that the roughshod and murray owners are still in it (murray owner clearly likely to win, and since he’s ranked pretty highly i’d likely face him in finals only). the roughshod owner is likely out this week. i’m thinking of doing this 2 part plan.
    1. email the roughshod owner (he also is currently starting ellington, with only west and sproles on the bench), tell him to grab a.will, to help him win (his opp is better than him, i’d rather get rid of that guy)
    2. grab randle now to screw over the other top 3 team in case murray goes out in the next 2 weeks.
    foster’s owner didn’t make playoffs.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: also, i’m thinking that blue is worth less than randle if both foster and murray get hurt, so if both of those things somehow happened (foster’s pretty much always hurt), i’d be screwing over possibly 2 top 3 teams by this plan.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: oops, i just noticed that the team i’m about to help is actually 119 pts better than the higher ranked team. which of these teams do you think is better right now (start 2 RB/ 3 WR/ 1 TE no flex)
        team 1
        rivers
        ingram/denard dog/bell (DET)/trent
        dez/roddy/marshall (out for season)/bowe/ but he can play Denard Dog at WR
        kelce/VD
        dawson
        GB

        team 2
        tannehill/foles
        megatron/jordy/benjamin/crabtree/m.bryant
        ellington/r.jennings/west/sproles
        witten/ertz
        crosby
        BUF

        clearly this is a small money league, as both of these teams have been neglected.

  20. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr

    Qb cam wr gordon stills rb lacy mason te bennett flex keenan allen
    K vinatieri def SF
    Bn ellington mathews denard clay bal

    Start Cam or drop for fitz or ortonor bridgewater
    Play allen or mathews or denard in flex

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Start Cam and Mathews.

  21. Exactly says:
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    Herron or Landry at Flex (.33/ppr) – already starting Mason/Crowell at RB and Jordy/Stills at WR.

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