It is championship week! Juju Smith-Schuster is ready to win you your league but are your other players? Let’s talk about it in the comment section!

Weather

There is going to be some rain in Seattle on Sunday night but everywhere else looks to be smooth sailing. Let it fly!

Injuries

Julio Jones – Playing

Juju Smith-Schuster – Playing

Todd Gurley – Questionable

Lamar Miller – Out

Keke Coutee – Out

T.Y. Hilton- Questionable

Matt Breida – Playing

Rashaad Penny – Questionable

  1. southside dom says:
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    MB! Standard scoring. Need help picking my WR3. Can you give me some color on the following?

    -Coming on late Robby Anderson vs GB
    -Surging but fragile Doug Baldwin vs KC
    -Never know what you’re gonna get Jarvis Landry vs CIN

    They’re all generally clustered in the same tier and feel like have varying degrees of boom/bust potential. I am currently the projected favorite, but going up against the #1 seed. We both have some question marks (he has Gurley iffy and Lamar Miller out, but Goff/Woods/Chubb/Tyreek Hill/Jeffrey could go off for him // Meanwhile, I’m slightly nevous about CMC without Cam and Mixon without Boyd)

    And as they say: “Last game of the year, Brent, can’t hold back anything now!”

    Appreciate your advice and Merry Christmas

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d roll Doug Baldwin out

  2. AB says:
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    Ertz or Samuels at TE (NO PPR)?
    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Samuels

  3. Water boy says:
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    Morning MB & happy festivis & happy holidays

    .5 ppr league & I think I’m toast in the championship round

    My team

    QB: Watson @ philly

    RB1: Gordon went last night & only 14.5 points but better than nothing right?

    RB2: DJ vs rams

    WR1: Hilton vs giants
    WR2: Josh Reynolds @ Arizona
    WR3: desean Hamilton @ Oakland

    My flex is between mixon @ cle or ballage vs jags or if no gurley then CJA @ zona

    TE: I stream I currently have broncos TE but may drop for Gerald Everett

    D: pats D

    Kicker I stream but thinking Gould

    My opponent:

    His QB Big Ben @ NO

    His RB1: cook @ Det
    His RB2: Tevin Coleman @ Carolina

    WR1 brown @ NO
    WR2 Mike Thomas vs Pitt
    WR3 alshon vs Texans

    TE graham @ Jets

    His flex jaylen Samuel at NO

    His D is bears D @ SF but without two top defenders including Eddie Jackson

    His kicker

    I need a festivis miracle to pull this off, the guy I’m facing won in 2014, won 2016, now will win 2018 he always seems to win, he snuck into playoffs this year in round 1 he beat a juggernaut who had gurley, zeke, Chubb, Keenan Allen to name a few. I do have Baldwin on my bench but last time I started him I got smoked week 8, but then week 5 I played him & won . Oh guess who I faced in the 2016 championship? Yes this same guy

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think you have a real shot actually. I’d put Mixon in your flex and then I think you’re set

      • Water boy says:
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        @MB:

        Thanks man! Now might be a crazy move but I like to matchup my D with my opponents d as far as time slot example if they have a 4pm D I want either a 4pm D or SNF D or MNF D.

        Thoughts on cards D home if no gurley for rams?
        Seahawks D SNF home in the rain maybe the slick conditions help Seattle d force a fumble or get a INT.
        Niners D ? I feel the bears O can be had .

        Also reason I’m thinking Seattle D because the X factor Tyler Lockett he’s a great return guy

        Lastly this may be not popular but raiders D home on Christmas Eve they will play in the rain & high winds . Seems ever since Denver lost Sanders their O is stagnant, broncos basically don’t have a TE, keenum is good for a pick . Lindsey is the one who scares me

        Thanks & have a merry Christmas

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Merry christmas! The only one I’d be on board with is Oakland

  4. Cheeeeeze says:
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    Championship Round in non-PPR. I’m struggling with loss of James Conner, possibly loosing Gurley & dealing with keenan Allen’s performance last night. Gotta start two of the 3: Ballage, Jamaal Williams, or McGuire?

    Then I have Ingram as my last minute fill in if Gurley can’t go in the flex

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go Ballage and Williams

  5. Mr Baseball says:
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    YIKES -any one can play here deep league but every player is important

    Who to start – pick 1

    ZACH ZENNER
    JOHN KELLY
    JALEN RICHARD
    DARRON SPROLES

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go with Richard

  6. Brian says:
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    Ppr. Need a 2nd rb. Choices are Adams, duke, or cja. Gamble on Gurley being out and roll with cja or go adams?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d roll with CJA if Gurley is inactive

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @MB: adams plays earlier, if he doesn’t own gurley this is really risky.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Mantis Toboggan MD: early news on gurley good.

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Mantis Toboggan MD: damn schefter at espn yet again, gurley’s out, get CJA. thank jebus yr in a league where this is even possible.

  7. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    finals time, if gurley doesn’t play (half PPR) which of these?
    QB RW3
    RB michel/mixon
    WR: jeffery, hilton
    TE: uzomah
    util gurley OR one of
    : CJA, reynolds, sutton (landry/j.adams/barber all play too early to sub them)

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d just play CJA if Gurley is out

  8. BR808 says:
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    I’ve got the championship turd squad!! Looking to shock the league

    Watson – Dak – or Baker????

    Thanks
    Merry Christmas!

    • MB

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      Baker! Merry Christmas to you as well!

  9. Scott says:
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    Standard FLEX:

    Stefon Diggs (vs DET)
    Jaylen Samuels (at NO)
    Damien Williams (at SEA)

    Ho ho ho!

    Leaning DW.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Damien

  10. Joe says:
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    Need 3…standard scoring…Gurley, Julio Jones, Juju, Damian Williams, Jamaal Williams, Robert Woods?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gurley, Jones, Juju. Damien if Gurley is inactive

  11. Chud says:
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    Even if Gurley is active I feel his workload will be held in check. Roll with Damien Williams over him?

    Thanks n good luck today!

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Chud: yeah i’d do that one over gurley. ware not in.

  12. Bob says:
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    A robinson, hamilton, foster, njoku, pettis, humphries. .5 ppr. Need to pick 1. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Robinson

  13. JohnRamboJr says:
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    Help!!!!

    Full pt ppr league championship!!
    You’ve led me to the promise land, but I need 1 more week of guidance

    Juju debacle has me questioning if I should play him. I’m scrambling in the 11th hr

    RB1 Kamara
    RB2 J.Samuels orT. Cohen(?)
    Wr1 D.Adams
    Wr2 Juju or Diggs(?)

    Flex(?) Leaning towards Cohen or Diggs

    Thanks in advance
    JRJ

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Let’s do it JRJ! Samuels, Juju, and Diggs

  14. Joe says:
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    Is Cleveland D vs Indy D a coin flip? Or do you have a preference?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Cleveland

  15. Drekkan says:
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    Need to find 2 RBs to start. Just picked up Alfred Blue. options are:

    Sony Michel, Jamaal Williams, Alfred Blue, Kenyan Drake

    I could also start a third as a flex, but right now I’m thinking I’m better starting my three WRs:

    Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Williams and Blue

  16. Andrew says:
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    Damien Williams or Jamaal Williams in .5PPR league?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Damien

  17. Frank says:
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    Gurley is out! I’m not a Gurley owner, but I have CJ and Justin Davis on my bench.

    i have 2 slots yet to play – one WR and one Flex. Right now, have Pettis and Hamilton in there.

    I have to choose between Pettis, D. Hamilton, Tim Patrick for the WR slot.

    Then one of the remaining 2 above or CJ/Davis for the flex slot.

  18. Nightpandas says:
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    J Kelly or J Wilson to fill in for Gurley…I have no moves left…standard league

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @Nightpandas: you got lucky (well not really as breida’s ankle has been hurt for about 8 or more weeks now) if you picked j.wilson.

  19. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    rosen saying “screw it, j.allen isn’t that good of a thrower yet either and he gets fantasy points, i can run too”

  20. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty league, 20 teamer have goff/j.johnson (QB hoarding rule can have as many as you want from one real life team and up to 1 from a 2nd). bortles or j.johnson? seems bortles finally got that job back yet again. something with florida this year, they can’t decide on a starter (TB was worse of course, changing more times). MIA of course HAS decided on both coach and QB and they surely don’t get it done.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah, Bortles

  21. Water boy says:
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    So I lost this week, going into the matchup my opponent & buddy made a pact to bench our QB & stream. I benched Watson trusting him. He was full of crap he never benched Big Ben . I’m stuck with Carr or keenum now but I’m pissed we had an agreement & otherwise I would’ve started Watson . Use my commish powers to move Watson from bench to starting lineup? It’s a free league we don’t do buy ins or prizes, we used to but no one paid so I had to pay $300 out of my pocket so just a free league if prizes on the line I wouldn’t consider it or is that a fantasy no no?

    Oh he also blocked me on iMessage & social media so I can’t call him out!

    I’m down 100 I’m done

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @Water boy: why in the world would you guys even want to “agree” to this in the first place (good thing it’s not money involved). clearly the whole league will know what he did though, and that’s enough to not worry about it. assumedly you have some sort of proof that your opp lied to you (email, text, something), whole league will know what kind of douchebag he is. just post in the message board what happened with the proof in it. the only useful place to call this out would be in the league itself, not social media.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      What the fuck is going on in this league?

      • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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        @MB: yeah how does anybody come up with the idea to “bench their starting QB for the finals” in the first place, much less get talked into it when the other guy just doesn’t do it. need to both:
        – up your b.s. detector
        – stop inviting those kind of people to your leagues.

        • Water boy says:
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          @Fundle Bundle Life:

          More to the story I maybe shouldn’t have agreed but thought why not if we both stream , im running on fumes so the sleep deprivation has made me wacky I have a 1 month child & a toddler . Also the guy who won just posted in the league he wants everyone to pay him ASAP, he’s the reason why weren’t doing prizes he didn’t pay his buy in this year or last . Yes before you ask I kicked him out of league

          • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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            @Water boy: why would anybody ask to be paid if your league isn’t for money? (you said that above).
            this stuff can be easily cleaned up (getting rid of douchebag, telling everybody in advance this isn’t or is a money league).

  22. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    these idiot ass announcers, it was “gutsy” to go for it on your own side of the ball with a 4 pt lead with just under 4 minutes left, giving brees about 45 free yards. notice they didn’t mention it was “gutsy” to have given the damn ball to ridley on a 3rd and 2 where he coughed the ball up (it’s not like samuels is good or anything right). both of those calls were equally “gutsy” and both were stupid.

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @Fundle Bundle Life: so in a game they lose by 3 total points (that they needed to win for playoffs likely) coaching gave away the ball on the opp’s 34 (FG range or close) then your own 45ish, both in 2nd half, both with small leads.

  23. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    the merriest christmas of all goes to swearinger who’s been a good S all year, but just got cut from that toxic shit house at WAS for pointing out truths like just how little effort goes into the coaching over there when he says things like “i watch more film than the coaches do here”. now at least he’ll probably at least play part time (till somebody gets injured) for a playoff team. good for him.

  24. Mordacious Levator says:
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    got a playoff league coming up for mediumish money. 12 teamer. you get ALL the stats of players for however long they are in the playoffs. most years we have less than the amount of real life teams IN the playoffs, so now QB’s will be expensive. draft isn’t for over a week (the night before playoffs start the friday), but i tend to run a very long amount of playoff expected probability amount of games played for everybody (since let’s say we think gurley goes out in his only game it doesn’t matter nearly as much how good he is compared to a lesser player that we might think plays 2-3 or more games).

    you know anywhere (it might’ve been espn, i saw one last year) that once the playoff 1st round matchups are set it shows expected rate at which each team goes out in 1st round, 2nd round etc, as if i saw those numbers it would save me a LOT of time. the way to do it without those is to try to either find exact or approximate betting lines for EVERY team EACH team MIGHT play then convert those to expected wins for each one, then do the parlay maths. then multiply that number by each player you might draft’s projected per game points (this last is probably easier to come up with generally). so like if we think gus the bus will get say 12 points per game and we think BAL is likely to play 1.71 games = 20.52 overall score.

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