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“When was that?”

Well, you should remember, as it was only last week where 97% of the all ACL’s in the NFL collectively exploded. I’m no doctor, so I had no idea that modern medicine was able to take an athlete, who was expected to be out 5-8 weeks, to practicing a few days after his injury, and might actually be playing in today’s game. I’m obviously talking about Jamaal Charles, but he’s not the only one who was affected by this dark wizardry insta-heal. In fact, the only player that seems to have been left out from this wonderful era in medicine appears to be Ryan Mathews.

F*ck me, right?

Week 3 Rankings have been updated for today’s games. You can check them out here.

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Well, normally I preface these tweets with a warning to take them with a grain of salt, and maybe some pepper if you’re feeling festive, only because these things usually aren’t confirmed, as I think Adam Schefter is running at a 25% tweet success rate. Always double-check these things before game time. But, I have to say, I feel pretty confident here, as not only is Cecil Shorts the source, but he’s also giving fantasy advice. I figure Shorts is a good enough reference here to buy-in.

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Again, we should probably be starting A.J. Green here, as Geoff Hobson look like he escaped some kind of ninja attack to bring us this news. While I don’t think Green will be at 100%, I’d gather that he’s still better than whatever’s on your bench.

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Welp, here we go again. At this point, expect to start both Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, but do keep yourself tuned to any updates.

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This obviously, is not about Asante Cleveland, so don’t go rushing to Google to find out who he is. With Vernon Davis‘ status still up in the air at the time of this posting, this news can’t be taken as a good sign. Especially for Josh Johnson.

UPDATE: It appears medical science took a step back and flipped a bird at my lede, as Jamaal Charles looks to not be starting in today’s game.

In another development, and probably the least surprising news of the year, Arian Foster will likely be out today due to a hamstring issue. Alfred Blue looks to be the guy today, and Ronnie Brown (surprise! Still alive…) might get some action as well.

Maurice Jones-Drew won’t be available for today’s game, so once again Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will lead the Raiders to a historic loss today. Historic, at least, since last Thursday.

Bernard Pierce is a “serious doubt” to start today for a thigh injury. Fitzgerald Toussaint (+5 name creativity) was signed off the practice squad, but expect Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro to carry the load.

DeSean Jackson is a good, as it Jordan Cameron.

 

Early Games

Chargers vs. Bills – The Bills are still in first place, so I’m iffy as to when the world will end. I think it depends on the Browns game probably.

 

Cowboys vs. Rams – I can’t wait to see Austin Davis, said no one ever.

 

Washington Football Team vs. Eagles – The KC1 era has begun.

 

Texans vs. Giants – After this game, he won’t be known as Fitzpatrick, rather he’ll be known as FitzMAGIC. Yes, you actually have to yell that ‘magic’ part, thus the reason why I capitalized it.

 

Vikings vs. Saints – If the Saints hadn’t started out 0-2, I would have expected them to top what Atlanta did on Thursday by a large margin. As of now, around the 56 point area seems more probable.

 

Titans vs. Bengals – Hey, remember that one week when Jake Locker was a sleeper pick? Yeah, I think he’s still napping.

 

Ravens vs. Browns – Are Browns going to brown? Or are they going to brown? Remember, there are different shades of brown here.

 

Packers vs. Lions – I’m taking the over and multiplying it by two.

 

Colts vs. Jaguars – I’m if you have to watch this game.

 

Raiders vs. Patriots – I know that the -14 spread is pretty air tight, but just something about this game feels like a trap.

  1. Ian says:
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    I have a lot of really tough choices to make this week. I read your rankings but just wanted to see what your take is on my situation this week. We start 3 Wr’s, 2 RB’s and a flex…with Roddy out here are my Wr options. Also .05 PPR

    Marques Colston(pretty positive I start him)
    Michael Floyd
    Victor Cruz
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Brian Quick

    My Rb’s are:

    McCoy(obvious start)
    Bradshaw
    Knile Davis
    Khiry Robinson

    Thanks in advance for your input! I get the feeling no matter who I go with I will make the wrong call….

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ian: Colston, Floyd, Cruz and McCoy, Bradshaw and Davis.

  2. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    thank god you ranked charles appropriately (espn did too); i’ve heard some around here talk about a guy somehow skipping weeks of ankle rehab is a must start. he sounds to me like somebody who anybody should only start if their bench RBs suck. Dude is gonna go out in the first half, and miss at least 3 more weeks than he should’ve in the first place (and maybe somebody clubs reid from this); screwing over his owners everywhere.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, I actually just took him off as it’s being reported he’s a no go. Flashes of Belichick here.

  3. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in one league i am that guy who has (according to rankings) better bench options than aj green. i have to start 2 WR and one regular flex (also super flex, but that is for hoyer, or palmer). Dez for sure, then gotta go 2 out of g.tate/green/cooks (also have t.smith, but he sucks), rankings say not green. this is from 14 team dynasty league i inherited preseason (only at WR drafted Cooks, rest was already there, team rules, except my 2 best RB are bradshaw and ellington). Consensus of pros says to sit Tate out of these (and smith)

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jay: i trusted turf toe being bad for him. sat, but i’ll likely still win in that one.

  4. scott steelers says:
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    Leave 1 out. Stacy, donald brown, Keenan allen, Sammy watkins

  5. G says:
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    In a half point ppr which three would you start among Malcolm Floyd, Alshon, cooks, and wright.

    I think I’m def going with cooks and Floyd. I’m back and forth betwee Alshon and wright only because of alshons injury status. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G: Floyd, Alshon, Cooks.

  6. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    PPR….Sproles,P Thomas or West?

    Thanks.

  7. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Hey Jay….one more question….

    PPR league,I need two….

    Sproles,Wayne,K Davis,jeffery and P Thomas.

    Thanks.

  8. Ron says:
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    Non-ppr – If Foster is out do I start West, Pierre Thomas or Khiry?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: West.

  9. Ron says:
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    .5PPR – I need 3 out of this group. It can be 1RB and 2WR OR 3WR.

    Colston, Crabtree, Miller, Cooks, K. Davis, Cruz, West

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Colston, Cruz, Davis

  10. Question says:
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    Would you start Welker over Alshon Jeffery or take my chances on Jeffrey Monday night? If I take my chances and Jeffrey doesn’t play I am looking at picking up Holmes, Spurlock, Kerley or Nelson and starting them … Half point ppr league but I don’t think that matters here.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Question: No, I don’t think Welker will do much today.

  11. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Standard scoring, where would Blue slot into your rankings if Foster’s out? My other options are L Miller, Ivory and Hill. Thankfully Ryan spotted me some points Thursday.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Rankings have been updated, should refresh soon. I have Blue right with Donald Brown now.

  12. Exactly says:
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    Hey Jay, word on the street is Charles might play which would presumably make my Knile Davis start not so tasty. I’m also seeing some news that Arian Foster is likely out. I happened to have picked up Blue last week. So my options at RB/WR are:

    RB: Bradshaw
    RB: P. Thomas
    WR: Jordy
    WR: V-Jaw – already played
    Flex: Davis, Blue or Fitgerald

    Davis and Fitzgerald play late so if Charles ends up playing or not, I could go with Fitz, but now that Blue might be the guy thinking of going with him regardless.

    What do you think? Also, any chance you start Davis/Blue ahead of Bradshaw/Thomas?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Exactly: it appears the “high ankle sprain” was just doublespeak strategy in advance. really a bruise.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: Yeah, Charles is out, so go with Davis. And probably Thomas.

  13. Lou says:
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    Hey Jay!

    1) 1 pt ppr – Asiata or Fred J ?

    2) 1 pt ppr – Asiata or Woodhead ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lou: Asiata, Woodhead.

  14. goodfold2 says:
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    drop d.williams for ingram or blue? i already have vereen/rainey to start this week. other RB’s i have miller/mathews. PPR league, only start 2 RB.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also have s-jax.

  15. Zandy says:
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    would you drop rainey for alfred blue with the foster news?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’d hold.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: forsett over rainey?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Eh, not excited at that.

  16. dung says:
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    Have Reggie Wayne (1pm) and Michael Floyd (4:05) in the flex/PPR. Also have Jamal Charles (Vereen/Joique other two RBS – 1pm games). Should I roll with Wayne or go with Floyd and sub Jamal in before 4 when we’ll know if JC is playing?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dung: sub Charles

  17. Exactly says:
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    Also, who’s the better stash: B. Cunningham, J. Grimes (since I have Blue) or Damien Williams?

  18. Charles says:
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    No PPR: please pick 4 (w/ at least 1 RB)

    Stacy
    Miller
    Crabtree
    Floyd
    Wallace
    Allen

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: Stacy, Floyd, Allen, Miller.

  19. Dat Dude v4 says:
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    .5 ppr

    Pick 2 Rbs

    Lacy vs Det….scares me a bit
    sproles vs wash
    Forrest vs Clev…tempting with pierce likely out
    Asiata….vs NO….probably not much running?

    • Dat Dude v4 says:
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      @Dat Dude v4:

      Forgot Terrance West vs Balt too

  20. Robert says:
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    Standard league, better choices: Woodhead or Blue, Wheaton or Shorts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Robert: Woodhead, Wheaton.

  21. James says:
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    Need to start 1 at flex, standard scoring:

    Michael Floyd, Lamar Miller, or Zach Ertz?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @James: Floyd.

  22. Nick says:
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    A questionable A. Jeffery in a great matchup with bears or the safer C. Patterson against New Orleans?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Patterson.

  23. eltoo says:
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    Currently have Alshon as my last flex spot in PPR, but don’t have any other options if he doesn’t go Monday night. Play it safe and start one of these early sunday game bench guys over him?

    Woodhead
    F Jackson
    Shorts
    Blue

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @eltoo: Woodhead.

  24. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Heyo Jay. Should I start Bradshaw or Asiata? Victor Cruz or Wes Welker?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Dan Pants: PPR league

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Dan Pants: Cruz has been such a disappointment. I really wish I could just drop him, but the alternatives in the league I own him in would be along the lines of Greg Jennings, or Kenny Stills.

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Principal Blackman: Yeah, wish I had other options. Welker is the best I can do, I have Kelvin Benjamin as well.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @Dan Pants: Welker seems like a decent alternative, but the matchup against Seattle is subpar, and it is his first game back, so I’d be hesitant to put him in there until I see how his usage shakes out. On the other hand, the Giants are so bad, and Cruz looks like he’s dealing with some serious existential ennui. I wonder what he’s even worth in a trade at this point.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            Would you rather own Vincent Jackson or Cruz?
            DeSean or Cruz?
            Torrey Smith or Cruz?

            I guess there is one player there that I like less than Cruz.

            • Dan Pants

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              @Principal Blackman: I think I’d rather VJax and DeSean over Cruz at this point.

  25. Lou says:
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    2 more for ya Jay…

    1) 1 pt ppr – Asiata or Mike Floyd in flex ?

    2) 1 pt ppr – pick 2: K Davis, Woodhead, Benjamin , Asiata

    Thx!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lou: Floyd and Davis, Woodhead.

  26. Bliz says:
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    I now have a hot mess of a situation with people out kicking my ass. Standard league. Need 2 RB and 2 Flex. * next to what I’m thinking

    T. West *
    M. Asiata *
    C. Ivory *
    A. Blue *
    K. Robinson
    D. Jackson
    J. Jones

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bliz: West, Robinson, Jackson, Ivory.

      • Bliz says:
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        @Jay: @Jay:
        Thanks for the reply. Would you do M. Bennet over Ivory for the flex spot?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Bennett at this moment.

  27. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Your rankings show that you are way down on Knile Davis, does that change now that Charles is out?

    Debating between Davis and Lamar Miller for Flex, but Rankings show they are neck and neck.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Schwab Stumped: Do they? I have him at 13, seems to be near what the consensus is. Miller is at 22.

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Jay: Thanks Jay! Rankings hadnt updated when I was looking at them. Preciate it.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          No probs, and yeah, wish they were quicker on the rankings update.

  28. OT says:
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    drop D. Freeman to upgrade to IND (v. JAX) defense over SEA (v. DEN) this week? 12 team

    QB Brees
    WR Bryant-Wright-Stills
    RB Vereen-F. Jackson
    TE Gronk
    Flex C. Johnson
    BN Locker, Hartline, Freeman, Hyde, McKinnon, H. Miller

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OT: I don’t think you need to.

  29. Principal Blackman says:
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    I remember when I thought I was deep at RB in an RCL league where I drafted AP, Mathews, Stacy, Bradshaw and Fred Jacks. I need to hang on to AP and Mathews to see how things shake out, don’t I? The potential replacements are not particularly exciting: Blount, Starks, Cunningham, Freeman, McCluster, Stepfan Taylor, Helu, & quizz.

  30. Real Manziel Of Genius says:
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    Standard league down 55 puts with my opponent having julio/ryan…..so I think I should go super upside play leaning towards starting cruz/Wayne as my 2 wrs…..Also have E. Sanders/Jeffery

  31. Barker says:
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    Gates or olsen starting cam at qb .5 ppr
    And other league
    Knile or bradshaw or wayne ppr at flex

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Barker:

      I love knile davis.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Olsen and Davis.

  32. Randy says:
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    Who would you drop for Alfred Blue (I have Foster)? Palmer (QBs are he and Cousins), Torrey Smith or Dobson (other WRs are Dez, Andre, and Wallace), or T-Rich or Ingram (other RBs are Forte, Jennings, West.) Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Randy: Palmer.

  33. Mike says:
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    Jeffrey or Alfred blue at flex today??
    Standard league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Alshon.

  34. Mike says:
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    Alfred blue or Donald brown today?
    10 team standard
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Blue.

  35. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay.. In my other league I got DeMarco Murray & Bush at RB then Fred Jackson at Flex.. I just found out Foster Isn’t starting on ESPN and I picked up Alfred Blue cause they said Blue is the starter.. Should I start Blue over Jackson??

  36. mcBlunty says:
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    need to replace arian, i grabbed blue, but i also have toby g and fred jax? who do i roll with, i am leaning toby, but he has been very disappointing this year

  37. Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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    Do you think I should start Jordan Cameron, or Jared Cook?

  38. mindicohn says:
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    Ppr– 3 of 4 – k.Allen shorts s.smith and/or a.Hawkins.

  39. Dom B says:
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    hey Jay Do I start Jordan cameron or delaine walker at TE thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Cameron.

  40. Jeremy says:
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    What does everyone think?

    Zac Stacy vs. Stevan Ridley in Non-PPR?

  41. Allan says:
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    Jay every time I ask this question I only get one answer so I will be as clear as possible. I need a receiver and flex out of Michael Floyd, Kelvin Benjamin, Kendall Wright, and Danny Woodhead. To be clear I need 1 receiver and 1 flex for a total of 2 players out of those 4. Thanks man.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Floyd and Woodhead.

  42. diaperman says:
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    Hey Jay – two quick ones:

    PPR flex- Reggie Bush vs GB or Knile Davis @ MIA

    Cam Netwon vs PIT or Philip Rivers @ BUF (standard but 3pt bonus for 300+ yds)

    Thanks in advance!

  43. Zandy says:
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    fyi rankings yet to refresh

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: nvm literally just did

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Zandy: Yeah, I wish they were quicker about that…

  44. Dom B says:
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    Jordan Cameron vs Delaine Walker at TE?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Cameron.

  45. Snake Hips says:
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    Who do I start at TE? and then who at Flex? Here’s my team and who I have starting…
    NON-PPR

    QB: Brady
    WR: A.Brown
    WR: Cobb
    WR: Hilton
    RB: Lynch
    RB: Murray
    TE: Gates
    RB/WR/TE: Khiry Robinson

    Bench: Greg Olsen, Chris Johnson, Pierre Thomas, Danny Woodhead, Michael Floyd, Kendall Wright

    THANKS!

  46. Should I start Blue over Shane Vereen?

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Dave The Barber: i went vereen over miller in one league (after being on fence and changing 3 times), dropped 15.5 pts, now need cutler to at least not lose to forte by like 4 pts. it’s gross, only good news is NYJ have good run defense.

  47. Nimrod says:
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    PPR K. Wright or J. Hill in my flex? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nimrod: Wright.

  48. Barker says:
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    Have tannehill in my flex spot would u go gates or rashad jennings over him my opponent is playing reggie bush in his qb/flex spot

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Jennings in STD, Gates in PPR.

  49. Twhiskey says:
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    In non ppr L Miller, K Davis, A Blue, or Gerhart. Who do I choose in my 2 rb spots? Also in flex position do I start J Cameron, Colston or one of the above rbs? Thanks man this has been killing me

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Miller and Davis. And Colston in Flex.

  50. Nick says:
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    Davis or r Jennings? ahh tough one!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Jennings, but it’s a coinflip. I’d coinflip.

  51. Twhiskey says:
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    N Paul or Cameron at TE?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Cameron.

  52. Frank White says:
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    LeVeon Bell or Knile Davis??

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Frank White: bell’s top 5 son.

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