AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

As Rex Ryan continues to countdown the weeks to unemployment, the Patriots must again try to overcome adversity with left guard Brian Winters and running back Steven Ridley suffering year-ending injuries. Though, sitting in the AFC East, I wouldn’t exactly call it “adversity”. Probably more of a handicap to make it more fair for the Jets, Bills, and Dolphins. The Patriots plan on going with the three-headed beast of mediocrity in Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White. They all expect to share time, which pretty much assures that James Develin will probably have the best night. Boston just got a hard-on after reading that. I would normally say something about the Jets here, but if I start a sentence that begins with Geno Smith, I’ll be too depressed to carry on. But it is Thursday Night Football, so this game should be competitive. For about 45 seconds.

 

Drinking Game

Note: Wine night! I’ll be drinking a shiraz via Yellow Tail. 

Take one sip of wine if…

Phil Simms says something that makes you mute the television.

Someone says it’s not Brady’s fault, in any context.

Geno Smith passes for a first down.

Whenever Tom Brady acts like a total b*tch when someone touches him

Phil Simms responds to Jim Nantz with a “WELL JEEM”.

Chris Johnson does something good.

There’s a Jimmy Garoppolo sighting.

Finish your glass if…

Someone mentions Aaron Hernandez.

Bill Belichick does something that causes you to experience an emotion.

Michael Vick comes into the game.

Danny Amendola gets injured.

 

Totally Legitmate Game Prediction

Jets – 0 (generated by the TNF scoring algorithm.)

Patriots – 654 (generated by the TNF scoring algorithm.)

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  1. Dom B says:
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    Sorry for the many qs lol anyway should I trade Fred jax and Michael crabtree for rashad Jennings since cruz is out I think the giants will rely on the run

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yeah, sure.

  2. Dom B says:
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    My WR are Kelvin Benjamin, Roddy White, Michael Crabtree, Malcolm Floyd, TY Hilton RB Eddie Lacy, Andre Ellington, Fred Jax, and Doug Martin should I do this trade me send Eddie Lacy and Malcolm Floyd for his lesean McCoy and Branden [email protected]Dom B:

    • Dom B says:
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      @Dom B: Should I do it now and just start Fred jax as my rb 2 until McCoy comes back after bye or do it next wk with the chance that lacy loses all fantasy trade relevance

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Dom B: You should be fine doing it now.

  3. Sam Adams says:
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    Howdy Jay,

    Drop benny Cunningham to add any of these or hold?

    Tre Mason, Brian tyms, Jonas gray, Jarvis Landry, Markus Wheaton, kenny Britt , Lance dunbar, or tavon Austin.

    My team:

    RB’s : Gio bernard, ben Tate, ahmad Bradshaw , jeremy hill, storm johnson, Braden Oliver, & benny Cunningham

    WR’s: Demaryius thomas , Crabtree, Kelvin benjamin, cordarrelle patterson, Andrew Hawkins, Odell beckham jr

    TE : jordan Reed & Ertz too

    Qb’s brady & have romo too

    Next trade q, I have ben Tate would you look to make a trade to aquire Crowell as insurance ? Just not sure who to deal? I was thinking either Storm, Hawkins , Benny or cordarrelle for Crowell? Are any of those players too much for the crow or too much?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sam Adams: I’d want Mason over Cunningham.

      On the second one, I’d trade all of them for him, expect for Patterson.

      • Sam Adams says:
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        Would you do my ahmad Bradshaw plus Hawkins or Crabtree for his steve smith & Crowell

        His team:

        RB’s; le’veon bell, forsett, Crowell, antone smith, & bolden.

        His WR’s; steve smith, Allen Robinson, sanu, greg jennings, miles austin, LaFell, Stevie Johnson

        His TE’s are donnell & Graham

        He has rashad Jennings on ir spot

        Qb’s are luck & kaepernick

        He just lost Ridley & cruz

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Sam Adams: Yeah, I like that trade for you there.

          • Sam Adams says:
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            @Jay:

            Nice! I just proposed to him bradshaw & Hawkins for Crowell & steve smith I’ll see if he bites

            This drink I’m sipping on for the pats game is packing a punch: shipyard pumpkinhead beer plus there’s vanilla vodka in there too!

            • Sam Adams says:
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              @Sam Adams:

              Another question , based on my team, buy low on rashad Jennings? & who would you send in a jennings deal?

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Sam Adams: Maybe Patterson and Cunningham?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Sam Adams: Nice, love this time of year just because of all the pumpkin beer out there.

  4. The Sportsguy says:
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    Bolden or Jermey Hill?

  5. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Too bad you didn’t have ‘wheel route’ in your drinking lexicon for the night. We’d be drunk already.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sky: I try to balance the fine line between fun and alcohol poisoning.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Good tip toe there

  6. Mordacious Levator says:
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    wow, even CJfractionsofK looks good against NE run def post mayo. ivory doing best he’s done in a long time. had to play him in one spot (co-comish refused to allow ivory to start in other league, it’ll be either j.graham or beckham)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: It’s actually a good game. Something seems really wrong here.

  7. goodfold2 says:
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    dynasty league (big play heavy standard with only .667 pts per yard both caught and ran, 6 pt TD’s) with these RB: ellington/bradshaw/a.will/hyde/michael/peterson/mason (who i just acquired). a guy just dropped sankey to get cunningham, do i drop mason or somebody for sankey? i just dropped backup TE ASJ to get mason, so really it would have to be a RB. I think i drafted Sankey in this league this year (i overtook this orphan team and it’s only RB this year predraft was ellington, i basically drafted only RBs) and later dropped him for either peterson (somebody dropped him) or maybe michael.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: I’m fine with dropping him for Michael, I think Sankey could help more here.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: wait, i already have michael, should i drop mason (or maybe you meant drop michael) for sankey?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: clearly this is about long term upside, not short term (that’s why i dropped sankey a while ago, after bradshaw showed up being useful)

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    rapelisberger still over hoyer/tannehill/fitzmagic/bottles/carr ROS? not for this week and this’ll probably be a streaming situation, but just wanted to see if there’s a front runner.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Yeah, I’m fine with that.

  9. T-Bone says:
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    16 team PPR 6 pt pass TD, 2-4 record due to rolling with the likes of Jake Locker/Charlie Whitehurst/Mike Glennon at QB (I have RG3 on the bench). Been offered Foles/McCoy for DeMarco Murray, thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @T-Bone: Its a fair deal. I think I might do it.

  10. donut says:
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    Thankfully I went with ivory in this game.

    Who do you like for a half ppr flex between Trent Richardson, McFadden, Kendall Wright, or Jordan Reed? Kinda leaning towards Reed.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @donut: it was nice to see rankings pay off with vereen/ivory this week (last week i had rosters that were literally inverse rosters, i almost could’ve done exactly the opposite decision and done better at 3 positions), i don’t mean just Razzball rankings, these were pretty much standard across the board last week.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Jay: by and large they are, it just sucks when last week you see how each and every bench player beat each and every starter they could’ve replaced, and you barely lose.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Oh yeah, I’ve had weeks like that. Very frustrating. When I see that my bench has outscored my starters, I immediately open a beer.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @donut: Wright, then Reed, but it’s close. I can’t argue against Reed.

  11. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i’m guessing if i want to both want to win this week in deep IDP league and still up my roster for the future too (in grabbing new MLB at NE hightower) i would drop out of ASJ/Lee/Taliaferro ASJ first, if my TE’s are Donnell/Reed. I don’t think Lee would be quickly rostered, as he’s WAY down on total pts and average pts per week. If waivers literally had any useful TE’s at all i wouldn’t even be asking this, but i know both ASJ/Lee have huge upside, and Reed could get hurt at any old time. We have a flex so we could even play 2 TE’s. hurns/kearse/archer out there, so i would think those guys might get taken ahead of Lee anyway. Lee is currently my WR #5, and we start 2 WR. Taliaferro is my RB# 3 or 4, with all of morris/helu/taliaferro and 2 next year only types in peterson/michael.
    2. also, has hurns moved ahead of lee for future value?
    this would be a this week only move to secure hightower (who apparently has taken over for Mayo), next week i would go back to lee or hurns.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: good news might be ASJ hasn’t really done anything yet, so might be able to get him back.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Lee being shown as above Hurns on depth charts at ourlads, but those aren’t always dead on balls accurate.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Jay: might just gamble on not being worried about a few points this week and instead of dropping any offensive player i drop defensive guy (i have a few holes this week on defense from byes), but instead of filling a hole this week with his drop, i grab hightower for all other weeks, and probably lose 3-7 pts this week.

  12. Brian says:
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    With Johnathan Stewart starting would you play him over cooks ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: it’s a safe play. I would, based on your roster, start Cooks for high risk / high reward.

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