Oh wow, what a week. Tennessee Titans players continue to test positive for COVID-19 and now Cam Newton and a scout QB for the Kansas City Chiefs have also tested positive. The NFL has tentatively scheduled the Chiefs-Patriots for this Tuesday, which would count towards week 4 fantasy scores. The likelihood of this game actually happening this week seems bleak at best based on reactions from insiders’ reports of player reactions that would be involved. Some players simply don’t feel comfortable. Crippling the spread of this infectious illness throughout the NFL should be the first priority. I’m not an expert, but complete postponement of this game seems like a no-brainer. The NFL should also take into account that if the Kansas City Chiefs are forced to play on Tuesday, they have to play 3 games in 10 days. That seems… dangerous.

In other news, it’s an absolute miracle that nobody on the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t tested positive for Covid-19 after playing against the Titans in week 3. The Vikings’ players and staff have been tested every day this week and they do not have an outbreak in the organization at this point. So at least that is something positive to cling to as the NFL tries to combat the inevitable. 

Navigating through the pandemic from a fantasy roster aspect is going to provide a lot of hoops to jump through. We are here to help you walk through the blaze. You can check out Donkey Teeth’s week 3 rankings here and you can also subscribe to Rudy’s tools for expert in season management and DFS tools. Speaking of DFS, we have a $5 contest with some spots available for week 4. Play against some of your favorite Razzball contributors and take home a little cash if you take us down! Now it is time for the injury report and my updated rankings.

Injury Report

Michael Thomas – Out

Chris Godwin – Out

Leonard Fournette – Out

Joe Mixon – Questionable

Terry McLaurin – Questionable

Mike Williams – Out

Chris Carson – Playing

Carlos Hyde – Questionable

Jared Cook – Out

Kareem Hunt – Questionable

DeAndre Hopkins – Questionable

Christian Kirk – Questionable

Cam Akers – Out

Rankings

 

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Wide Right
Wide Right
2 years ago

Struggling with my flex
Preston W, Gage, or Jefferson 1pt PPR.

Cheeeeeeze
Cheeeeeeze
2 years ago

Can’t decide between Aaron Rodgers and Kyler Murray this week.

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

Good morning,
I have Davante Adams who is a GT decision. Should I play AJ Green or CeeDee Lamb instead? PPR league.

Milkman
Milkman
2 years ago

Any reason why Tonyan so low? I have Him and MAC And Thought I’d have a decision with his 5-50/1 last week and 2tds in last two. No Lazard and shootout with ATL

Also according to your flex (I play 2 flex spots) Jeff Wilson jr would be a play over PWill, Cobb is that correct? High on JWJ? I’ve been riding your rankings and they’ve been Great so far. Just had these two Questions. Thanks for the hard work.

Milkman
Milkman
2 years ago
Reply to  Milkman

12 team full PPR
Allen Brady
Connor(ppd) Gurley Henderson Michel Jeff Wilson
Terry Chark Landry PWill Cobb
MAC Tonyan

Start 2 rb 2 wr 2 flex

Thanks

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 years ago

NO/DET the NO FB popped a false positive (nobody else had popped any positives for both teams) they are for sure playing normal time in a few hours. nobody else on NE popped any either, so if that holds for them and KC into today/tomorrow and possibly into tues that game likely plays tues.

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 years ago
Reply to  The Harrow

or mon on the NE/KC

MisforMookie
MisforMookie
2 years ago

How do you feel about McLaurin? He should be playing, but not a great matchup. Related, would you change anything, in a 8 team STD scoring league, about:

QB: Murray
RB: Jones, Taylor
WR: Diggs, Kupp
TE: Andrews
FLEX: J Robinson
K: Crosby
D/ST: Tampa

Bench: McLaurin, Dobbins, Rodgers, Gallup, Freeman, Higgins, Boyd, Jefferson

Thanks

Allan
Allan
2 years ago

MB got a little bit of a dilemma. Normally my starting receivers and flex are Julio, Adams, and Ridley. With them all being game time decisions I am fortunate enough to have the option of starting Amari, Lamb, and Miles Sanders in the flex. Not as strong that way but no injury concerns. I also picked up Valdez-Scantling so he’s an option if I played one of them and they get ruled out. Not sure what to do here.

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
2 years ago

Due to byes, need roster spot

Drop Snell or NE Def?

Pickup TQ Smith, Higgins or Aiyuk

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Thanks for the great report MB!

12 team PPR… decisions, decisions…

For my 3 WR spots I have Edelman, MacLaurin and AJ Green.
With the Pats questionable game and MacLaurin questionable tag…

Who do you recommend I start this week? I have on my bench.
Aiyuk, John Brown, Hardman and G Ward.

Thanks again

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago

0-3 approaching must win 0.5 PPR, What roster you rolling out? Any drops?

KAllen MVS
Taylor MDavis
Kelley
BN: Godwin, MThomas, THiggins, Leveon, Fournette, Dobbins
FA: ESanders, JWilson, BHill, Duke, Ward, Aiyuk, ALshon, Polard

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks! Fingers crossed

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
2 years ago

12 team PPR with full 1 pt per 10 return yards, same as scrimmage.
starting:
QB AAron
RB (2) AAron, mont
WR (2): parker, woods
TE (1) kelce (all indications KC plays)
1 flex
K: GB kicker
team D: LAR vs NYG
options at flex
– ingram @ WAS
– hardman vs NE (NE, so far the 6th worst opp team touchback % at 57.14%)
– hines @ CHI (CHI so far the worst opp team touchback % at 31.25%)
– p-will vs SEA (so i’d be stacking both parker/p-will then)

hardman’s got some negatives here, NE probably not all that likely to score much with hoyer (less kicks to return at all), also outside chance of not even playing. p-will in theory is nice, but he’s been barely used yet. on ingram, WAS is quite good at against the pass (2nd) but not so great against the run (18th, Foutsiders used for these), plus l-jax can just steal stuff (+ dobbins, + gus the bus sometimes too for no good reason). obv hines and hardman at least some of the time are barely used too (hines week 2, hardman def WAS week 3, but not before).

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

good god, i’m watching this whole MIA game (did put in p-will over ingram/hines/hardman) if this was either just coached better or if fitz would just put in some of his own plays they’d be winning this game easily. most of these FG’s could’ve been TD’s, at least some of them (also had to add/play fitz in a league where i have tag/tannehill)

Cubjet
Cubjet
2 years ago

Watson
Or
Fitzpatrick

Am I crazy for wanting to go with Fitz?

Desperate
Desperate
2 years ago

Thoughts on this deal? Superflex league
Qb: Watson/mayfield
Rb: sanders/Michel/freeman/dobbins/Hyde/homer
Wr:Hopkins/arob/chark
Te: andrews.

Give: Watson/Michel/freeman for newton/drake?

Also, what rb would you start this week after sanders?
Thanks.

Russowl
Russowl
2 years ago

10 team non-PPR 10 bonus points at 100 rushing or receiving yards
Need to flexes
Mike Davis
Scary terry
Devante parker
Jerick McKinnon

Russowl
Russowl
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Would you stat Either of the other two over Julio? Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Kc and NE will play on mon now. I lost pit def this week so I added kc. Do I play kc who is at home vs a backup qb? Or is it too risky. I added Seattle who is at Miami yesterday as a backup plan. Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Better bench stash for the season right now – Golden Tate or Greg Ward?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

Tate for me

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

Deebo or Anthony Miller?? Chicago D or Indy??
Thx so much!!

nightpandas
nightpandas
2 years ago

Morning guys..

Looking for 1 WR and 2 flex in a std league

Ward, AMiller, Isabella, Shenault
Gibson, JKelley, Dobbins

I’m 1-2 and about a 20pt underdog this week with MThomas still out

thanks

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

McLaurin, Jefferson or Renfrow?
Standard league
Thanks!

discountdoublecheck
discountdoublecheck
2 years ago

.5 ppr, your ranks have Dobbins>Freeman>Homer

I have to pick one. just trust the ranks? thanks

Bing
Bing
2 years ago

Trying to fill my last flex (we have two in my league). Hockenson or Shenault Jr?

Bing
Bing
2 years ago
Reply to  Bing

Half point PPR by the way

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
2 years ago

Why so relatively high on Chark? In my mind the decision between him and P. Williams is close but you have Chark quite a bit higher.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Virtual fist bump for talking some sense into me. *bump*

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

Will fuller,Jefferson,or Renfrow.??
Standard league
Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

I think the Joshua Kelley train is about to crash hard – 2 straight weeks with a lost fumble… also when did Gus the Bus become a thing again? JK Dobbins outlook is bleak right now… not good for my RBs when I was banking on increasing roles from them as the season wore on…

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

Oh crap – just saw Ekeler got hurt… but still… those fumbles have got to stop – primetime oppo for Kelley

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

you think Jackson is a bell cow or would Kelley be the receiving back?

also, I was having buyers remorse in a trade where I gave up Henderson for Akers right before the game last Sunday… seems I was right to not believe in Henderson… Malcolm Brown is very much still a thing with the Rams, so hopefully Akers gets healthy and goes back to his early down role

Dominic Brady
Dominic Brady
2 years ago

Would you try to trade Joe Mixon after his game today for a more consistent back or do you think he can replicate. Same question with Odell?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Looks like McKinnon is an every down back tonight. Jeff Wilson gonna put up that donut.

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Hey man – I think something was up with Razzball yesterday as the latest post I was seeing was from October 1st…& there were no comments appearing, only the one lengthy post I left which seems to have disappeared :(

It was rather lengthy so I’ll try to sum it up…I have one open bench spot in my 12 team standard league & I have $76 remaining (middle of the pack). My team is as follows for week 5;

QB-Brees
WR- Julio (hopefully healthy), Metcalf & AJ Brown
RB- Gordon & D Henderson
TE-Hurst
Flex-Deebo
Bench- Crowder, Fournette, T Smith, Hines, Mattison & Chubb on IR

So for this weeks waivers, who do I target & how much funds to makeup for all my injuries? Options are D. Johnson (replace Chubb straight up), Swift, P Lindsay, C Edmonds, J Jackson at RB while WRs include T Patrick, Shenault, K Cole, Z Pascal. Also available is Fant at TE…thoughts?!