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Soooo, that was enthralling. And by enthralling, I mean it the same way I feel when watching cars crash into each other. The game was essentially over in the first 20 seconds when 18 touchdowns were scored, but seeing as I actually have to create content based on the game, I upgraded the vodka to anti-freeze. I feel like this is the same strategy implemented by any local pizza places that gave out free toppings for each Falcons touchdown. That… was a poor business decision.

BREAKING: Roger Goodell to suspend the Atlanta Falcons six games for violently abusing the Bucs.

Annnnd there you have it folks. I just really think Atlanta’s scheduling of an FCS team will hurt their bid for a spot in the playoffs. And while the Buccaneers are trying to be the Raiders, they’re not there yet. Close though. Oh so very close. It’s okay Tampa, a lot of people don’t try hard at their job.

 

Buccaneers – 14, Falcons – 56

Matt Ryan – 21/24, 286 YDS, 3 TD and 1 CAR, 2 YDS. Lord have MRSA!

Steven Jackson – 14 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD. Bucs couldn’t even tackle Steven Jackson and his walker. And is it just me, or does it look like Jackson is more concerned with knocking out defenders than running the ball?

Devonta Freeman – 11 CAR, 12 YDS and 1 REC, 7 YDS, 1 FUM. Had a chance for some garbage-time work and didn’t really do much of anything with it. While I don’t think Steven Jackson can survive the season, the more I see of Freeman, the less excited I am about him.

Julio Jones – 9 REC, 161 YDS, 2 TD. Julio Jones is good?

Harry Douglas – 2 REC, 14 YDS, 1 TD. Looked great at the onset of the game, and then quickly injured his foot, but only because I wrote he was going to be the biggest benefactor from Roddy White being inactive. Thanks! Nothing is known as of this writing, but he couldn’t put any weight on that specific foot, so if there are any doctors out there, please be sure to let us know. And if there are any chefs out there, send food to my mouth.

Devin Hester – 1 REC, 25 YDS, 1 CAR, 20 YDS. (97 RYDS, 1 TD) That was an awfully big field for an Arena Football game last night…

Mike Glennon – 17/24, 121 YDS, 1 TD and 3 CAR, 19 YDS. Of course everyone really likes Mike Glennon; no one doesn’t like the giraffes.

Giraffes

Josh McCown – 5/12, 58 YDS, 1 INT. Tampa Bay’s first half highlight? An injured hand…

Bobby Rainey – 11 CAR, 41 YDS and 7 REC, 64 YDS, 2 FUM. I apologize to the other Rainey owners for jinxing him by my activation decision.

Vincent Jackson – 2 REC, 15 YDS, 1 TD. I’m just going to bench Vincent Jackson until McCown is replaced. Or release him. I haven’t decided yet.

  1. SMLV1 says:
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    Jay, I need a WR3 between T. Williams, J. Hunter and T. Smith. You have them very tightly ranked with Williams one ahead of Hunter and Smith 2 below Hunter. Should I check back in sunday, to see if things changed? or Roll with Williams?

    *I posted this question in your last blog, as I clicked back I noticed this new blog so Im posting it here as well. Incase you don’t get to it in the TNF blog.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: yeah, I answered back in the other post, but feel free to follow up here.

  2. Locifer says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Asiata or Delanie Walker for flex this week? Got no other choices unless Cecil Shorts miraculously is 100% healthy come sunday

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Locifer: leaning Walker here, but be sure to check out my updated rankings on Sunday morning.

  3. SMLV1 says:
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    Rainey droppable for K. Robinson, F. Jackson, Miller, Ivory, PT or Pierce?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: add Woodhead to that list

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @SMLV1: Scratch that list. Drop Rainey for – K. Robinson, F. Jackson, Pierce, Ivory or Asiata?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @SMLV1: I wouldn’t mind giving Khiry a try here. But if it’s a claim, it should be reassessed after Sunday.

  4. Khen says:
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    I’m facing you in our matchup on the Razzball league “Take on the Jay (wrong) 3” Sorry no one decided to cover Julio that game.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Khen: Thanks! It’s fine, right now, my team is pretty trashy in that league.

  5. Tony says:
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    Wondering who to roll with this week in my flex spot. Ive got Hilton or Shorts III. Who do you like? Thanks in advance.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tony: Hilton.

  6. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Flashback to August: “Hmmmmm, Vincent Jackson is good, wow I can get him in the 5th. Not too shabby for a WR2. I mean McCown wasn’t so bad last year in Chicago…..”

    • Nico says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha! McCown should be arrested for Public Indecency. What a sack of hot garbage.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: yeah, to be fair, I didn’t draft him anywhere. All of his value came from like four games last season.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Jay: It was more like 7 and actually thought adding Mike Evans and McCown would help. I was obviously 100% wrong. Then again last season was the second best season of his career. Plus 1200 yard receivers are hard to come by.

        • Nico says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: For the record, I think Jackson is a great receiver… I just think McCown should throw his hand into guys’ helmets more.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Nico: Or just retire and take up handball like Jake Plummer.

  7. Nick says:
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    While Rainey did lose 2 fumbles & might be moved to the wire considering Im in a 10-team & I just grabbed Asiata for a #5 waiver (also have Murray, R. Jennings, K. Davis, Hyde & Matthews), I can say 6.5 points is better than negative!

    Out of Kereley, Sanu & Malcolm Floyd, whos worthy of a bench stash behind G. Jennings? I’m going to wait til end of week3 which will probably throw this advice out the window, but who at this point in time?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: probably Sanu.

  8. Donald Trump says:
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    I need to drop one guy for a TE this week. Asiata, Moreno, Sankey. What says you?

  9. stoopid says:
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    12 team PPR. Need a Flex:

    Sanu, G.Jennings, B.Pierce or J.Jones

    D.Allen or Rudolph to backup J.Thomas ROS?

    Thanks!

      • stoopid says:
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        @Jay: Sweet. Thanks. What about those 4 options for the flex spot?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @stoopid: My bad, totally zoned out on those. I’m thinking Sanu right now.

          • stoopid says:
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            @Jay: I concur. Will have to see on AJ. If AJ is playing does that decrease or increase Sanu? I could see it going both ways. Also, who’s #2 behind Sanu in your eyes? (Fantasypros is blocked at work so can’t see your rankings just yet!)

            Thanks Jay.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @stoopid: decreases it a bit. Should be Marvin Jones when he gets back.

  10. Allan says:
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    If Palmer is out again would you play Kelvin Benjamin over Michael Floyd?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: I’m okay with that, sure.

  11. Schwab Stumped says:
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    I posted yesterday about trading Demaryious Thomas for Graham. Instead, the guy wants Gio Bernard. ESPN Standard Scoring.

    However, we Keep 1 that must be drafted after the first 4 rounds and Bernard is my Keeper (for next 2 years). Do I trade Bernard for Graham given my team below? I designated if they are keepable or not and I can not keep Graham.

    QB: Cutler (*K)
    RB: Murray
    RB: Bernard(*K)
    WR: D. Thomas
    WR: C. Patterson (*K)
    Flex: C Spiller
    TE: C. Clay
    BN: P Garcon(*K), L Miller(*K), B Sankey(*K), K Wright(*K), B Quick, T Kelce

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Schwab Stumped: yeah, I’m fine with that and keeping Patterson.

  12. CL says:
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    One manager dropped Lamar Miller (12 team 1pt PPR)…?!

    Is it worth trying to claim Miller, dropping Donald Brown (I own Mathews too), or Zac Stacy? Short bench and I’m holding Josh Gordon for championship run.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: I’d drop Brown for him. Hold on Stacy.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: You think Matthews injury is no big deal?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: I just don’t think Brown is that good.

  13. CL says:
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    You guys should remind people to fill that Razzball DraftKings league for this week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: that’s more of a Sky thing. Unfortunately, I don’t really play those formats.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: I’m digging DraftKings. Sky let me beat him in a head-to-head last week as well.

        ;O)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: He let’s a lot of people beat him. I think he likes losing to be honest.

  14. Mike says:
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    Is Cor Patterson hurt?? Was offered him in a trade….
    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: not that I’ve heard. I’m sure we’ll hear something soon if he is.

  15. STL says:
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    Pick three – need to fill RB1, RB2, and FLEX for Week 3 and I’m really torn. PPR League.

    Lamar Miller
    Knile Davis
    Matt Asiata
    Alshon Jeffery – no brainer at FLEX?

    Leaning towards Asiata being the odd man out this week, but he looks to have the best matchup of the bunch. What do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @STL: I’d go with leaving Asiata out… just start the best players and hope for the best.

  16. DSimon says:
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    I’m in a keeper league where we keep 3. I drafted Carlos Hyde and Bishop Sankey hoping for one to emerge. My starting RBs were Jamaal Charles and Ryan Mathews. With their injuries, I need to drop one of the rookies. Who do you like better for the rest of the year?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DSimon: I like Hyde more here.

  17. jcg says:
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    Moreno and Ryan Matthews were dropped in 12 team ppr. Go after either? I could drop Khiry, Crowell, McKinnon

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jcg: I would drop McKinnon for Mathews, and honestly, I might drop Crowell for Moreno if your depth can handle it.

  18. TJ says:
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    Owner in my league dropped Adrian Peterson to waivers.

    In a keeper league with a relatively short bench (only 5 bench spots), where I am already holding Josh Gordon, is it worth putting in a claim for AP3? I know he probably won’t be playing this year, but he could conceivably be kept as a 17th round pick for next year if I do grab him.

    And yes, I feel gross for even asking the question considering everything.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TJ: Yeah, it’s a yes.

  19. Bryan says:
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    Need to Pick 2
    Lacy
    Bradshaw
    Joique Bell

    I’m tempted to sit Lacy based on Matchups

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: Gotta start your studs. I’d go Lacy and Bell here.

  20. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    PPR League…
    Pick 1 from this group- K. Robinson, James Jones, C. Ivory.
    Pick 2 from this group- T. Smith, P. Thomas, A. Bradshaw.

    Also, any thoughts on F. Jackson ROS? I loved him coming into the draft (His ADP was in the late 90’s I think), but he’s been underwhelming so far.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: Leaning with 2. Yeah, he’s been underwhelming, but I’d keep him around for another week or two if nothing is sitting on the wire.

  21. vinodole says:
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    Time to trade for Jamaal Charles? Aparently he was making cuts in practice… do you still like him top 5 RB ROS? Top 10?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @vinodole: Probably top-10. I still want to hear and read more on his ankle. Seems ridiculous, the whole situation.

  22. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Kaep or Rivers this week?
    You have Rivers 6 spots ahead in rankings but SD traveling to BUF for a 1pm game naturally having my doubts…

  23. Exactly says:
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    Can you rank these WRs ROS: V-Jax, Decker, Fitzgerald.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: Vjax, Fitz, Decker.

  24. Cups says:
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    12 team.

    Cj2k and Wright or Jordy

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cups: Jordy.

  25. Exactly says:
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    Also, which side do you prefer: Colston/J. Hill or Fitzgerald/J. Hunter?

    • Exactly says:
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      @Exactly: Or Decker/Hunter?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: Colston side.

  26. Charles says:
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    Good morning Jay. Great read. 14 team non ppr and 6 pts for all TDs. I need to start 3 of these 4 running backs.
    J. Bell, M. Asiata, F. Jax and Khiry Robinson

    And if Palmer sits this Sun should I start G. Jennings or Devanta Adams over Michael Floyd?

    THANK YOU!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: Bell, Robinson, Asiata and I’d still go Floyd there.

  27. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    F. Jackson or K. Robinson for ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: Close, but I’d say Robinson.

  28. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppr league. After a successful 1st 2 weeks, I think there still some for improvement. Do you think my team has some places to upgrade? If so where? I’m thinking of trading murray stafford for sproles rodgers. Good move?

    Qb Matthew Stafford
    Wr Jordy Nelson
    Wr Michael Floyd
    Rb Lesean McCoy
    Rb Demarco Murray
    Te Julius Thomas
    Wr/rb/te cordarrelle patterson
    Bn golden tate
    Bn Danny woodhead
    Bn fred jackson
    Bn kelvin benjamin
    Bn mike evans
    Bn josh gordon
    Bb jeremy hill

    Def bengals

    K phil dawson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: It’s a good team, should be fine. But if you can get Aaron Rodgers and Sporles for Stafford, I’d do that in a heartbeat.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jay: is it worth losing murray to make that deal?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Ryan: now it sounds like real life deal, nobody is giving rodgers and anybody for stafford. the stafford owner should be giving the best non-QB in that deal, and for me murray is too much. let yr opp sell crazy high on sproles somewhere else.

  29. Barenrewn says:
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    I picked up Knile Davis off waivers, now I’m in trade talks w/ Jamaal Charles’ owner to send Davis and Kendall Wright for Antonio Brown. RB’s are my strength in this keeper league, as I have McCoy, Forte, Spiller, Ellington, Jennings, and Rainey. I make this trade, right?

    • Barenrewn says:
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      @Barenrewn: PPR btw. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barenrewn: Yeah, make that trade.

  30. the pillar & the stones says:
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    12 team 0.5 PPR:
    Drop Ivory to stash Moreno?
    Also pls rank TE: Clay, H Miller, Kelce
    Thanks

  31. Charles says:
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    Opponent had both Ryan and Jones last night..Which guy here has the most potential upside for this week alone? Not concerned with risk and PPR league. L. Miller, A. Ellington, M. Asiata, K. Wright, S. Vereen

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: Ellington.

  32. Jack says:
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    Better flex in a PPR – Welker, West, or Olsen?

    And which flex out of Stacy & Benjamin (Cam is my QB) in PPR?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jack: West. Stacy.

  33. friar says:
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    After Week 1, I picked up Benny Cunningham as insurance against Zac Stacy sucking. With Stacy looking more entrenched as the starter last week, I’m wondering if I should now drop Cunningham for someone else with higher upside who’s more likely to break into my starting lineup at some point this season.

    Would you drop Cunningham for any of the following people (12-team, 0.5 ppr)? Thanks in advance!
    – Davante Adams
    – Kenny Stills
    – Rod Streater
    – Malcolm Floyd
    – James Starks (I have Lacy)

    Current roster:
    RB: Lacy, Stacy, West, Woodhead, Asiata, Crowell, Cunningham
    WR: Julio, Hilton, Michael Floyd

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: I’d look at Stills.

  34. SMLV1 says:
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    Assuming V. Davis is out….Would you start Carrier or Kelce?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Kelce.

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s your take on Brady if he sucks it up again this week? Is he someone who should be benched? I could probably pick up another backup QB to stream in his spot. It’s also essentially a 2 QB league, and I do have Matt Ryan as my starter and Brady in the flex. So I could stream another QB in my flex spot, or just run with a different RB or WR or TE there.

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 250 yards passing/85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus at 335 yards passing/135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d give it a little bit longer, just because of track record.

  36. Brett says:
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    Which running back should I keep on my roster Moreno or Damien Williams? 12 team Ppr league. My rb are Jennings Vereen Stacy Hyde micheal

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brett: Moreno.

  37. Dave says:
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    Montee Ball and Patterson for Lacy and Benjamin. Which side you taking?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: Lacy side.

  38. David says:
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    So I thought I was going to win gold when I picked up and started Rainey (thank God for garbage points). I need to put one out of J. bell or Brandin Cooks as my flex. Here’s the dilemma, my opponent has Drew Brees playing for him. I just think Brees will light it up Sunday. It is a ppr league but I don’t know what to do. Your thoughts?
    Thanks!!

    • Jay

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      @David: I’d still go Bell here. I think the Lions might do the same here.

  39. Zandy says:
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    std league

    would you trade doug martin and rainey for joique at this point?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Tough one, but I would hold for another week and see how it plays out.

  40. Dom B says:
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    Hey jay who gets better end of deal Me sends Andre Ellington and Kendall Wright and he sends Aj green and Steven ridley thx Jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: It’s pretty fair. I’d go Ellington side, but I ‘d really like to see how Green does this Sunday.

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    dynasty with .5 pt per attempted rush, .5 PPR, and .1 pt per return yard. i have morris/peterson/helu/michael/taliaferro/sims (IR). taliaferro or l.murray?

  42. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    romo got dropped, should i care with this lineup, and if so who’s drop? (streater i’m thinking) start 2 RB and 3 WR. no flex
    cutler
    rainey/vereen/s-jax/miller/d.will/mathews
    wayne/julio/garcon/streater/gordon (RES stash)/jacoby jones (.1 pt per return yard)/stills
    graham

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: I don’t think you need him, but if you want to get value and try to trade or something, yeah, dropping Streater is fine.

  43. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    .1 pt per return yard PPR, is this about how these guys should be ranked (based on how often their teams allow pts, plus how much they are used in scrimmage plays)
    roberts/j.jones/ginn? Roberts even will likely get the most returns being on WAS even in D-Jax is all the way back (which doesn’t sound good, since he is having problems lifting his arm over his head)

  44. Frank White says:
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    What’ up Jay , Hope you have a good weekend… My other league is a 10 team PPR keeper
    Stafford
    Charles
    LeVeon Bell
    Wallace
    Harvin
    Julius Thomas
    Gates
    Decker
    Crabtree
    Cruz
    Amendola
    Lamar Miller
    Forsett
    McFadden
    Blount
    Hillman
    We got offered a trade, Knile Davis, Alshon Jeffrey, Bradshaw & Bowe for LeVeon Bell and Wallace. Knile Davis would be a great handcuff and Bradshaw’s been doing great but I don’t know what’s up with Jeffrey’s injury.. Do you like the trade or you wouldn’t do it??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Thanks, goin well! On this one, I would hold.

  45. Dan says:
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    Jay, I’m dyin here. I’ve got a pending trade of my Lamar Miller for Kelvin Benjamin in .5PPR. My only other backs are Ball, Arian Foster and Knile Davis, and I’m stacked at receiver with Calvin/Andre/Crabtree/Wheaton/Mike Floyd/Hunter (starting 3 WR and 2 W/R/T). Am I foolish to give up more depth at RB for Benjamin? I figure Benjamin would start over Wheaton or Hunter…but if (when?) Foster goes down I might be in rough shape.

    Whatcha think? Wait and see what happens with Miller tomorrow? I know Lifshitz is high on him which is partly why I drafted him…I’ve been killing myself over this since the trade was proposed last night.

    • Jay

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      @Dan: I’d hold here. In a lot of cases, I would actually do the trade… but your roster config changes things for me.

      • Dan says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, appreciate the advice. I think I knew I that…but damn Benjamin looks like a fun player to have! Good luck tomorrow!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dan: You too!

  46. 12 Team PPR
    Have to start 2 of these WR:
    Coleston v min
    Cooks vs min
    Fitzgerald vs 49ers
    T. Smith @ cle
    A. Hawkins @ cle

    And 1 of these RB:
    Gore vs ari
    Asiata @ no
    West vs bal

    Tank you in advance!

  47. allday says:
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    montee ball or andre ellington?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @allday: Ellington, not close.

  48. Snacks13 says:
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    Pick 3 for my RB and Flex:

    Jennings, Ellington, J. Bell, L. Miller, Forsett, S. Greene, P. Thomas

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Snacks13: Jennings, Ellington, Bell.

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