‘Twas the night before election, when all through the country,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Gronk;

The ballots were handled by the USPS with careless regard,

In hopes that a sub-70-year old president soon would be ours.

I can’t wait to get all this nonsense behind us on Tuesday. It’s like Christmas Eve, minus the cookies, plus a bunch of nasty political ads. So nothing at all like Christmas Eve. What I’m referring to, of course, is the 2020 NFL trade deadline which passes on Tuesday. What did you think I was talking about? There’s sure to be lots of baseless rumors and plenty of disappointment in the cards for my Bears, as usual. One player who we know won’t be on the move at Tuesday’s deadline is Tom Brady, who went 28/40 for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns—he now has 20 passing touchdowns on the season. Pigskinonator had Brady down for 290 yards and 2.17 touchdowns while ranking him as it’s #6 fantasy QB for week 8. Damn, that’s one smart pig robot! It’s not too late to sign up for a free trial of Pigskinonator and all our great tools! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football: 

Mike Evans – 5 catches for 55 yards and his 7th touchdown. Evans feasts while Chris Godwin (finger) is out, but Godwin should be back in a week or two and the wildcard AB will also join the team next week. I’d think about selling Evans high right now.

Ronald Jones – 7 carries for 23 yards, 4 catches for 23 yards and a fumble lost. Jones found himself on the bench for the last couple series of the first half after losing the fumble. Goes to show you just how short RoJo’s leash is.

Leonard Fournette – 15 carries for 52 yards, 3 catches for 19 yards. Leo ended up dominating the backfield touches like the football was Rose from Titantic. I’m not writing off Ronald McDonald Jones just yet. but this was a fantastic development for all us Fournette owners.

Rob Gronkowski – 4 catches for 41 yards and his 3rd touchdown. And he’s now found the endzone in three straight weeks. You may have noticed that Gronk was missing for most of the first half. It happened to be his turn to babysit Antonio Brown. Fortunately Ronald Jones reported for AB diaper duty in the second half, freeing Gronkowski up for some nice fantasy numbers. 

Daniel Jones – 25/41 yards for 256 yards, 3 carries for 20 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions—he now has 7 passing touchdowns on the season to go along with his 9 interceptions. On the plus side, Jones did manage to avoid falling on his face against the Bucs. Well, at least he didn’t literally fall on his face. And he’s still better than Ryan Leaf!

Wayne Gallman – 12 carries for 44 yards, 1 catch for 18 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The spookiest part of Halloween weekend was when the ghost of Alfred Morris (8 carries for 28 yards) appeared; I thought it was a zombie for a second. Devonta Freeman (ankle) might be back next week, but even if he isn’t Gallman would have to face a tough Washington Football Team defensive front. No thank you.

Darius Slayton – 5 catches for 56 yards. It could’ve been a huge game for Slayton, but Danny Dimes was slinging change in all the wrong places. 

Sterling Shepard – 8 catches for 74 yards. Shepard and Evan Engram (5 catches for 61 yards) tied for a team high 10 targets against Tampa and they’ve now seen 18 and 19 targets respectively over the past two weeks, so they appear to be Jones’ two favorite pass catchers. Whatever that’s worth (not much).

Golden Tate – 2 catches for 31 yards and his 2nd touchdown. And that’s his 2nd touchdown in as many weeks. His taint is still golden, it’s just too bad he’s rotting on the Giants with the rest of these talented receivers.

 

  1. Hamtime says:
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    14m deep league:

    1. Drop mims and use #3 waiver for Wilkins? If i dont get Wilkins, Hall, b hill or Meyers better than mims?

    2. You like Miami, buffalo, or giants next week for DST

    3. I hate amari and the cowboys. What to do…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. All depends on needs. I’d rank em Wilkins, Hill, Mims but also no problem with holding if you need the WR
      2. Haven’t looked at matchups yet. Who do they play?
      3. Bench him til Dalton is back

  2. BallsDeep says:
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    Are you picking up Lindsay or Fournette?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, Fournette first. Who are your drop options?

      • BallsDeep says:
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        Boston Scott. I have CMC hopefully coming back and miles Sanders

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yeah, Fournette over Scott

  3. William Hung says:
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    How would you rank these Defenses for W9?

    Hou (v. JAX), NE (v. NYJ), ARI (v. MIA), WFT (v. NYG)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wft, NE, Hou

  4. howie2978 says:
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    Hey DT, someone just offered me Zeke for Godwin straight up. I can’t believe I’m even hesitating, but given Zeke’s situation with the Cowboy’s terrible line and poor QB play, would you take Zeke or keep Godwin?

    8 team, H2H.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Howie,

      I’d want Zeke there, it’s a fair deal

      No problem.

  5. Water boy says:
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    Hey donkey teeth!

    In my full ppr,10 team league are you standing as is or making any deals?

    My team:

    QB Brady

    RBs: Dalvin Cook, CEH, James Robinson, Ingram, Dobbins, mattison, chase Edmonds, Zach moss , gallman

    WRs are: Hopkins, Ridley, mclaurin, Fuller, Cooper Kupp, Travis Fulgham, Brandon Aiyuk

    IR: Edelman, I’m only holding him there as I’m a pats fan & we have 4 IR
    IR # 2 Ingram from last week

    TE: jonnou smith & Goedart

    Since Ingram is listed at questionable I have to drop someone to activate Ingram to make any claims or trades

    Do I do this: drop gallman & Ingram?

    Then I’ll have a bench slot open allowing me to be a recipient of a trade where I get 2 players

    1.) ive been in talks with a league I deal James Robinson & I get his tyreek hill + nick Chubb.

    If I do this trade my roster would be

    RB1: Dalvin Cook
    RB2: CEH

    WR1 Hopkins
    WR2 Ridley
    WR3 tyreek hill

    Flex: one of Edmonds/ Cooper Kupp/ fuller/ mclaurin/ and my other guys mentioned above

    Also if I do this would you do any of these:

    1.) deal my jonnou Smith + Chiefs D to get Ravens D? He just lost Kittle. I just needed a 2 for 1 for roster flexibility

    We start 2 RBs, could be up to 3 with flex

    We start 3 WRs, could be up to 4 with flex

    Thanks man! Have a great day

    • Water boy says:
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      Hey Donkey again

      To piggy back on the trade should I ask a For Mark Andrews + Chubb in return for James Robinson? Or do I ask for tyreek + Chubb? If Andrews I’d drop jonnou smith & plug & play Goedart & Andrews ROS

      Thanks man!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey water boy,

      I’d drop ingram and gallman and take the deal for tyreek and Chubb.

      Forget about the Jonnu and Andrews deals.

      No problem!

      • Water boy says:
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        Hey donkey ! About the deal I mentioned above the league mate now wants it to be a 2 for 2.
        I deal James Robinson + fuller to get nick Chubb + tyreek hill

        Are you still hitting accept ?

        My RBs will be

        Dalvin cook, CEH, Chubb , Dobbins, moss , chase Edmonds, mattison

        My WRs Hopkins, Ridley, tyreek hill as my starting 3, then also have mclaurin, Cooper Kupp, Travis Fulgham & Aiyuk

        Thanks man!

        • Donkey Teeth

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          It’s fair but yeah I still like the Tyreek side

  6. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    gaskin now out with something that didn’t happen in the game nor reported till lately (3 games min too sounds like). this is NOT good for me in this spot here where with AAron jones out for a while (and j.howard being drafted as if he was a starter, it’s not like they didn’t pay him money to be on the roster). probably gotta make some drops in order to add some of the dex will, breida, ervin group (wilkins owned)
    12 team PPR super flex
    QB: newton, bridge, wentz
    RB (2): l.bell (him not being a starter anymore and injured most of the year didn’t help either with my out of draft RB depth), gio B (bye and job mostly gone next week, probably, but we don’t know if mixon back then either), scott (exact same as gio b), b.hill (might have to start this week)
    WR (3): thielen, d.adams, AB (he’s already starting this week, albeit if i make no drops and MT is still out by sunday night i could put t.smith in, but @ CHI ain’t good and NO (looks like brees actually) no longer throws deep to basically anybody, this esp includes t.smith for some reason), t.smith, green, higgins, p-will
    TE (1): jimmer G, kelce, goedert
    2 regular flexes
    1 super flex
    IR (3): gaskin, t.patrick (has to come out to make any adds, so to make even 1 add i need 2 drops)

    possible adds: breida (MIA is probably going to be a mess, but he’s the likeliest one to get reps probably), d-washington (if not breida i’d think this guy goes over laird and probably j.howard quickly), ervin, dex will (esp useful for an AAron jones owner)

    best order of the drops and where to stop, since gio b and scott probably lose value but are also probably too good to drop this becomes tricky (scott might have some role, sanders isn’t magically less injury prone if/when he’s back week 10 IF week 10, same for gio b/mixon): t.smith seems easy, but that just gets patrick out of IR slot. patrick himself was the best receiver on DEN for 2 str weeks at least (yes fant was out or limited in those). might be a higgins drop (he got the snaps but mayfield and the CLE coaches simply don’t like throwing a good chunk of any given week), possibly j.graham or even p-will (but he’d appear to have enough upside even if it takes a while to see it with tua).

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      oh i took AAron jones out of IR slot for now, still have to on patrick. jones probably ruled out and can be IR slotted by thurs, if he plays he starts for sure where b.hill is now.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        2. and i’m guessing mullens over luton for super flex/2 QB or just backup for deep spots?

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          more interesting question:
          3. for dynasty 2 QB i was able to add mullens last night and can try to trade him to the jimmer G owner for like a 3rd rounder probably (we only draft 3 slow draft rounds per year, maybe a 2nd here though to jimmer G owner), already have: AAron, mahomes, tannehill, haskins. i have a ton of IR guys that’ll be back in not long, some def kept players (ekeler for one, watkins etc), is it likely enough that mullens remains starter at SF such to drop haskins? haskins is hard to read, barely given any chances, even when given chances offense barely lets him throw for deep passes, ONE game he FINALLY does that and gets benched for getting happy about finally being allowed to throw for yards as it not being a “team friendly thing to do that when they lost”. gotta think on skills haskins wins over mullens easily, but the roles obv are important.

          • Donkey Teeth

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            I’d ditch haskins and keep Mullens. I bet it’s Mullens from here out.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Agreed

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Smith, Jimmy G and Patrick in that order for breida, ervin, washington

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        ok, so yr on the ervin vs dex will side (last year we all thought dex will would have j-will’s job by now too, RB are weird, while with the WR that never hit their prospect status takes a long time often, RB often if they don’t hit it quick just never get a chance at all) for this week. i’m reading the “dex will for standard early carries, ervin for the catches”

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          one counter example would be RJ2, now we see if vaughn takes the old 2+ years to get any chances.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Ervin was my lean but honestly not at all confident

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            plus those are very very likely a 1 week thing, aaron should be close to this week and probably would’ve been anyway if it wasn’t thurs, meanwhile dillon/j-will probably not out all that long anyway. till gaskin’s back (at least 3 weeks from what i’m seeing, sounding like exactly that) the MIA situation will (at least in theory) have more value, esp for a gaskin owner like here.

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