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Let us pray.

The wait is finally over folks. Despite a shaky start by our lord and savior, Breesus Christ, the true nature of the Carolina Panthers took over the game and made sure that the Saints broke out of their four-game road losing streak, and they now have a strangle hold over the NFC South. With a 4-4 record. Sigh. Mark Ingram put in another solid night, rubbing it in for all of us who drafted him two years ago. Thanks man. Speaking of thanks, Cam Newton did a well enough job, but that’s with the context of being pretty terrible, so yeah. He did a great job of being terrible. True, he was under duress for most of the night, getting sacked four times, which forced two fumbles. And yes, the Carolina offensive line is just really offensive without three of it’s regular starters. Not to mention the receivers had their fair share of drops. But hey, always look on the bright side. It could be worse, ya know? You could be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Saints – 28, Panthers – 10

Drew Brees – 24/34, 297 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 4 CAR, 2 YDS. Please forgive us Breesus, for we know not what we did. I’m actually not sure what we did, but I think that was a prayer or something. So yeah. Cool.

Mark Ingram – 30 CAR, 100 YDS, 2 TD and 1 REC, 10 YDS. I’m more familiar with the “No Gain” Ingram (aka Trent Richardson) than I am with this other guy.

Jimmy Graham – 7 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD. That’s cute that they bothered to make a “Jimmy Graham is better than Greg Olsen” chart last night. I can’t wait to see their “sky is blue” chart.

Kenny Stills – 5 REC, 72 YDS. His line is fine, but if you watched the game, you came to the conclusion that if you’re in a league that gives points for bounced passes off of hands, Stills would be a first rounder.

Cam Newton – 10/28, 151 YDS, 1 INT and 7 CAR, 43 YDS, 1 TD. You could have made a decent snack meal by only using food items that have the same name as those who played in last night’s game. What I’m trying to say is, I would love a meal with just Fig Newtons, Breez-Its, and Graham Crackers.

Greg Olsen – 3 REC, 30 YDS. Noooope. Didn’t. Happen.

 

  1. friar says:
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    Is trading away Hopkins and Rainey (bench RB) for A.J. Green a no-brainer? Seems like it is, but I’m not sure if I’m missing something (esp with the injury). I could also try to get Julio instead of Green, but not sure if that’s better or not.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @friar: they both sound good, but i’d do julio, since you know, turf toe still isn’t yet a sex act, but just wait for urban dictionary to make it one soon.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: Yeah, I’d do it. But I’d rather have Julio.

  2. Nick says:
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    Stick to my gut and leave my Edelman for his Benjamin on the table in a 10-team non-ppr? Just checking!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I still like Benjamin. The Panthers can’t be this bad. And even if they are, their schedule gets better as the season progresses. I think there’s a run there.

  3. Kyle says:
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    Olsen and Alshon

    For

    Antonio Brown and Kelce?

    Currently have 3 Panthers (newton Olsen Benjamin) and dunno what to do

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kyle: Pretty even. I’d want Brown just because I love him. More than any man should love another.

  4. Peter says:
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    At flex, V. Davis or T. Williams?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Peter: Williams at the moment.

  5. dtrtliedowns says:
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    Can Benjamin drop any more tds? Can Newton overthrow any more wrs?… Anyway, Benjamin worth starting here on out?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @dtrtliedowns: That was rough to watch, but I’m gonna keep starting him. He’s clearly getting open and targeted, and even with the drops, as long as he and Cam don’t blow on the same day like yesterday, he should be good.

    • Ryan says:
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      @dtrtliedowns:
      Haha seriously. I started both those guys this week and I’m more or less in must win mode. Pretty sure I’m screwed. How Cam Newton still manages to overthrow a 6’5″ receiver is beyond me. I’ll probably keep rolling him out. He gets the looks and their schedule is very favorable from here on out.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dtrtliedowns: Yes. I like their schedule moving forward. Just a really bad game.

  6. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 PPR, Benjamin put me in an early hole, and opponent has Graham, so I want to shoot for upside in the rest of my lineup. If Gio is down, pick an RB2 and a flex out of:

    Hill v Jax, Forsett @ Pit, Bradshaw @ NYG and Gates @ Mia (seems like I always make the wrong start/sit decision with him).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Go Hill for now. Double check my Sunday rankings. For Gates, seems to be a bi-weekly thing.

  7. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    PPR league with returns yards.
    I have Romo and Cutler (bye), which likely leaves me without a QB for week 9, so do I go with Tannehill, Vick, or A. Smith?
    Also, who do I drop to make this addition- Sproles, J. Hill, LaFell, D. Robinson, A. Robinson?

    • Gay 4 Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: …or Ivory

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: Smith, and I’m find dropping Sproles there.

  8. BTDRNKS says:
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    So…can I drop Colston yet? My other WRs are Megatron, K. Allen and J. Gordon. Waiver options for next week include Moncrief, Holmes, Stills, Wheaton, Matthews. Or do I just bench colston and drop Starks (i have Lacy) for one of those WRs. I really like Moncrief and Holmes…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BTDRNKS: Drop Starks for Moncrief.

  9. Adam Kaplan says:
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    Hey Jay! in 1pt ppr,

    1) At Flex: C Sims or Jordan Matthews
    2) At RB2: Taliaferro or Sims
    3) At WR3: Moncrief or J Matthews

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Adam Kaplan: Sims, Talia, Moncrief for now. Double check my Sunday rankings.

  10. Just BUsted says:
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    Who comes out on top in this WR trade, PPR, ROS:

    Percy Harvin and Calvin Johnson OR Doug Baldwin and Andre Holmes?

    Is this even fair?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Just BUsted: that’s not even close to fair.

  11. Allan says:
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    Smith Rothlisberger Hoyer or Tannehill?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Leaning Smith, but double check my rankings on Sunday.

  12. PBMax says:
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    Flacco or RG3?

  13. DiRo says:
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    In a overall points league. Would you trade Marshall and Vereen for Miller and Beckham JR or Cobb and Vereen for Lacy and Beckham JR?

    My current team
    QB – Wilson, Cutler
    WR-Cobb, Marshall, Wright, Edelman, Sanu, Edelman, Hawkins
    RB-Forte, Vereen, Hill, Jennings
    TE – Olsen

    This is a league with no flex and 3 WR spots

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DiRo: No, I wouldn’t.

  14. Kyle says:
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    Jay what about Dez and Reed for Alshon and Olsen?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kyle: I’m okay with it, but I’d rather have Dez.

  15. smegma says:
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    Drop Ertz for V.Davis in non ppr?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @smegma: Yeah, they are a coin flip for me.

  16. rainking99 says:
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    I need help deciding on my RBs and Flex. I need to pick 3 of these 4 to start for standard scoring league…..
    L. Miller vs SD
    R. Hillman @ NE
    J. McKinnon vs WAS
    C. Ivory @ KC

    I need to start 2 of these 3:
    R. Randle vs IND
    K. Allen @ MIA
    D. Baldwin vs OAK

    Thanks so much for your advice!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @rainking99: Hillman, Mck, and Miller with Randle and Allen.

  17. Graham Crack says:
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    Pick 2 out of these 3 in a PPR QB Flex-eligible league – Mike Vick, Larry Fitz and Cordarelle Patterson? I would describe them as sh!t, sh!ttier, and sh!ttiest but don’t know who is who (at least for this week)

  18. Stanman says:
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    If your a kelvin Benjamin owner with the following running backs: Trent Richardson, frank gore, and Bernard peirce. What would you say is a fair offer for Benjamin? I have hillman, Bradshaw, alf Morris, d Robinson, Fjax, and Mathews at rb and want to offer the guy a trade with 1 of those rb’s and James jones and decker. Would you (being the Benjamin owner) want more? /what would you ask for that would be a fair trade for both sides?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stanman: I’d try Bradshaw straight up.

  19. PooPoo Platter says:
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    Would you trade Fjax for Allen Robinson in a PPR? If I don’t do it I won’t have a flex this week.

  20. Dom B says:
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    Should I trade Kelvin Benjamin for Eddie Lacy as flex is my WR good enough to do it.

    Starters:
    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    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 – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Naw, your WRs can’t take the hit.

  21. Zandy says:
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    Std league trade sims and Wallace for ty?
    My rbs are Mck Ingram gray sims mason Stacy
    Wrs andrej Wallace Floyd wright
    With roster space would pickup martavius

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Sure. I like TY a lot.

  22. Zandy says:
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    Btw thanks for the ros rankings! Who are a few of your buy low/biggest upside wrs and rbs to target in trade? Assume it’s names like cooks, Keenan, John brown, sims, mason, but curious what else

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I like TY, still think Wayne can do something. Ladarius Green should start emerging in the second half. Cooks, Pierre Garcon as well.

  23. Ron says:
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    .5PPR would you do this trade?

    I’m currently 5-3 and will probably be 5-4 after this week. We can start 1 RB/4WR or 1RB/3WR/1TE or 2RB/2WR/1TE.

    I Give Charles and Crabtree
    I Get Dez and J. Thomas

    My Other RBs: Miller, Hyde, Stacy, Mason, Sims, K. Davis
    My Other WRs: Megatron, Cooks, Colston, Wheaton
    My Other TE: Cameron

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I would hold. You need Charles more than Dez.

  24. goodfold2 says:
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    romo owner in 2 leagues. start 2 RB/3 WR/ 1 TE/ no flex
    1. PPR
    cutler/romo
    ingram/miller/vereen/hill/sims/mathews
    wayne/julio/garcon/martavis/gordon (RES stash)
    graham/reed
    the plan was to trade reed this week for WR, but wayne is playing so i still have 3 starters, but reed clearly still has value, and with Gio B out, even though his owner has so far ignored my hill and reed for sanu when he notices Gio is out he might start beating down my door for hill.
    a week ago this was an easy cutler drop. need to pickup tannehill for this week (i’m thinking even if romo goes he’s better option this week i’m thinking. so do i drop
    A. reed and let his value go to somebody on waivers?
    B. sims (since ingram/miller have been pretty good, and mathews back soon, and maybe hill starting for 2 weeks at least as well)
    C. cutler and go with romo/tannehill from this point on if cutler gets ganked
    ROS rankings indicate i shouldn’t be dumping cutler, with romo in this condition.

    2. standard league. have open roster spot and only romo. grab hoyer or protect my DAL QB spot and grab weeden. DAL is much better offense and this league doesn’t count TO as negative pts at all. Seems Weeden would have much more yards/TD upside on his team than hoyer does on his. i seem to remember Weeden (start calling him Weeded on purpose?) would have huge yard output games but with a lot of TO. DAL also has good matchup this week, as ARI is great run defense but awful passing one.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Hopefully. I’d drop Cutler, and hope that Romo is back to normal soonish. He has the higher ceiling if healthy.

      2. Go Hoyer. I have little faith in Weeden, and you won’t get points for him handing off to Murray.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: one of those trades finally was looked at (and probably the fact that his owner is worried about stills (who i drafted in this league and dropped a long time ago) taking his targets), and accepted, my reed for opp’s cooks. so now, until gordon is back and doing good, my WR have gone up to julio/garcon/wayne/martavis/cooks for 3 spots.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: only shitty thing was the whole point of this trade was to not have to rely on wayne tomorrow, but this league has a 3 whole day trade waiting window time, so if you don’t finish a deal by wednesday night, your player ain’t yours for sunday’s games.

  25. Peter says:
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    Jay–

    Back to the Williams/Davis @ flex question, what I am to look out for under the “at the moment” advice?

    Thanks.

    Peter

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Peter: Leaning Williams, but rankings will be updated tomorrow, first thing.

  26. ryanoger says:
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    Who am I flexin’ Percy, Terrance, or Sims? Mike Evans and John Brown are up for grabs and I love their upside moving forward.

    10 team .5 PPR keeper leauge

    Should I just hold for now on Mike and J Brown?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Leaning Williams, could be Sims. Rankings are updated at midnight PST tonight.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Jay:

        thanks as always man

  27. Gio says:
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    8 team half ppr…. Will have some bye week issues coming up as I have Dez, foster and l. Bell. I struggling with idea of staying put or trade away bye week players. I’m 5-3, in 3rd where four make playoffs. Would you pull the trigger on any of these deal?

    A-
    Give: foster, gore, Crabtree (my wr5)
    Receive: charles and hillman or miller

    B-
    Give: bell and Dez
    Receive: Ellington and d. Thomas

    C-
    Give: bell
    Receive: McCoy and Bennett (my TE is allen)

  28. Zandy says:
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    Will have an open rosterspot tmw after my Trade clears
    Pick up John brown, martavius or moncref for last roster spot
    Std league
    Andrej Wallace wright mike Floyd are my wrs
    Wanted to make sure you’re still on brown

    • Zandy says:
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      Sorry Hawkins also on the wires

      • Zandy says:
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        @Zandy: you got me already in the early game thread. Thanks man

  29. Dom B says:
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    My roster should I trade TY Hilton and Kelvin for Antonio brown and he rejects that Kelvin and Crabtree for brown

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    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 – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

  30. AnniesBoobs says:
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    Jay, I am in a bye week conundrum. I need a QB to plug in for Cutler in a 10-team .5 PPR league that starts 1 QB/2 RB/3 WR/TE/K/D with 6 bench spots. Its a 6pt-TD league with 1pt/25 passing yards.

    My options are as follows:

    1. Drop either J. Bell, R. Mathews or J. Gordon. I really don’t want to drop any of them.

    2. Drop Cutler for Big Ben, Tannenhill or Palmer. I can try and pick up Cutler again next week but there are a lot of Bears fans in this league so he may be gone forever.

    3. Play short and drop either my K or DEF to pick up another QB — I am 6-2 and in 1st so I can probably afford that gamble.

    What would you do?

  31. goodfold2 says:
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    to make room for hoyer in that standard league who is the drop to grab hoyer (didn’t think there was huge benefit to grabbing hoyer a few hours ago)? brown or wright maybe? dixon was just dropped by somebody else. start 2 RB/ 2 WR or TE/ 1 WR or RB.
    romo
    bell (PIT)/hill/ivory/a.will/b.brown/sims (have to take off IR to grab hoyer)
    dez/j.graham/olsen/a.robinson/beckham/k.wright/rudolph (IR)

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