Thursday was a heartbreaker. And I should be used to it, right? The Buccaneers haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 and haven’t w0n a playoff game since 2002. I wasn’t thrilled about signing a 43 year old quarterback to try and break the streak, but I admittedly started to perk up after a 3-1 start. It’s not like the Buccaneers were impressive in the first 4 games or had beaten anyone good, but NFL wins are NFL wins. Committees don’t decide your postseason fate in the pros. 

Losing that game on Thursday was pretty much inexcusable. The lack of discipline leading to dumb penalties, Tom Brady missing easy throws, the offensive line. All of it was horrible. And after all of that, they were still in position to win and blew it. It was the first time in a long time that a football game put me in a bad mood. But Sunday provides an opportunity to ease the pain with some fantasy wins. The slate is shorter than usual. Covid provides us three week day games after Sunday. The regularly scheduled Monday night game between the Chargers and the Saints will go off at the normally scheduled time and Denver will visit New England in the late afternoon on Monday. As long as there are no more positive tests for Tennessee, they will face Buffalo on Tuesday. Let’s get to the injuries and my updated rankings!
Update: Denver/New England has been moved to next Sunday and Tennessee/Buffalo is in big danger of being cancelled

Injuries

Sam Darnold – Out

Raheem Mostert – Questionable

Joe Mixon – Playing

Lamar Jackson – Playing

Cam Akers – Playing

DeSean Jackson – Out

Le’Veon Bell – Playing

Julio Jones – Questionable

Henry Ruggs – Playing 

Mark Andrews – Questionable 

Rankings

 

 

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hamtime
hamtime
2 years ago

1. With the end of Mike Davis looming, is it realistic to trade him, and if so, for whom? Is someone like devante Parker realistic? He’s going to zero touches once cmc returns, right?

2. Does Isaiah Ford, Ward, or Njooku have the ability to be a team changer in a 14m? Have Mike Williams but not feeling great about it

3. Any low end RBs (hill, Bernard, Wilkins, edwards, homer) that you think might blow up

4. Start hollywood or Julio (GTD) this week?

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

I’ve got to make a call on Ryan or minshew. 6pt pass td, -3 int. I never thought I’d consider benching ryan but he has 1 td pass last 2 weeks. Also, Josh Jacobs or Mike Davis, .5 ppr. Jacobs hasn’t scored since week 1 and his last 2 weeks have not been great. O line not opening much room. This game vs kc will require raiders to score and throw. New England ran against them but their defense kept KC in check. Davis has been good and faces Atlanta. He has limited shelf life available until mcaf get back but has been good. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Bye week and injury impacting me. I need to start 2 of these 3 in .5 ppr: landry, henderson, l murray. Or i can cut one and pick up d. Schultz, kirk, cobb, cooks. I only showed the Houston wr because the jags have been vulnerable to the pass. There is not much else available. The tight end for Dallas has been good but I have a feeling Dak won’t have to do much in this game and it may be zeke all day. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago
Reply to  toolshed

And the only reason schultz is available is b/c we start 2 flex instead of te. Can be rb/wr/te

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

With the news that Joshua Kelly is expected to get goal line carries and 65 percent of the snaps should I play him or CeeDee Lamb in the FLEX in PPR? Thanks as always!

Fizz
Fizz
2 years ago

.5ppr . Pick 2 for this week.

J. Kelley
D’Ernest Johnson
C. Akers
Phillip Lindsay

Fizz
Fizz
2 years ago

Standard scoring. Pick 3 for this week

Miles Sanders
K. Drake
Justin Jefferson
Josh Jacobs

Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago

Hey MB! Full ppr looking at a stash at RB for end of the bench . I added d’ernest Johnson hold onto him or drop for chase Edmonds?

Weather wise looks like tonight’s Seahawks vs Vikings looks to be a rainy mess, could that effect the passing / receiving game ?

As of this AM the titans facility is locked up after a positive test , pats / broncos game officially moved to next Sunday so pats bye is week 5 instead of week 6

Thanks!

Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks man! Now I have Jonnu smith I feel it’s too risky to play any bills / titans with that game in jeopardy. Do I drop Russell gage for a one week start of Greg Olsen vs Vikings. Rudolph @ Seattle.
This Covid season is getting tricky for fantasy

Have a great day

Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago
Reply to  Water boy

I also have N’Keal Harry as a drop candidate as well

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Hey MB

Thoughts on Michael Thomas…which Option would you recommend

He’s currently in my Wr 2 spot…I’ve got Kelley in my Flex 2 spot. (Std league…My other starters are rb1 Kamara rb2 Davis Wr1 Robbie A flex 1 Gibson )

Option 1 – I could roll with this

Option 2 -put Shenault at wr2 and then play Thomas or Kelley at flex 2

Thanks,

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Pats/Broncos postponed & Titans/Bills at risk

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

14 team std

0-4. Ouch

Start Ryan or Herbert today

Also A.J. Brown or Kelley at flex (if titans is postponed I can do the swap anyways…but if Brown ends up not playing I’m hosed)

Thanks

Russowl
Russowl
2 years ago

10 team non ppr 10 points bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards. I need help filling two flex spots this week.

Antonio Gibson
McKinnon
Devante parker
Le’Veon Bell
Julio Jones

Bing
Bing
2 years ago

I am nervous about Miles Sanders’ matchup this week. I am thinking of benching him in favor of Darius Slayton. In my FLEX. What do you think?

citizen5
citizen5
2 years ago

Pick 2 for Flex:
RB Henderson
RB Edmonds
RB Johnson
WR Hardman
WR Shenault
Thank you in advance!

weridyear
weridyear
2 years ago

dobbins or freeman? I guess the new england game got canceled?

citizen5
citizen5
2 years ago

I forgot to note the RB Johnson above is D’Ernest from CLE. Does that make a difference in your picks?

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago

Need some covid help…
JAllen
Taylor Davis
KAllen MThomas
JKelley
Schultz

BN: Godwin, ESanders, Leveon, DHarris, Fournette, Tonyan,
Make a move for Herbert today or wait for tmw?
I’d want to drop sanders for him but then if MT sits, I guess I could drop Fournette for TreQuon? How’d you navigate?

Other QB FA: Bridgewater and Goff

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks!
Who do you trust more, Herbert or bridgewater?

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Never had this issue with Yahoo but apparently I can’t drop Fournette even though he was on my bench.
Drop Sanders or Tonyan for Teddy? Or wait and see how things develop with Buf and move tmw for Herbert if needed?
TreQuon is a FA for now…

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

So annoying haha
Surprised if MT plays or you think he’s a go?

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

You’re the best. Game time. Let’s go

Chucky
Chucky
2 years ago

PPR flex, Kelley, Ward, Higgins or D’ernst?
PPR TE, Sample , Ian or Logan Thomas and Rudolph?

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
2 years ago

.5ppr…get to play each guy 1x all year

1. Zeke this week and James Robinson next week versus Det
2. Robinson this week and Zeke versus Ariz next week

Allan
Allan
2 years ago

Lamb, Miles Sanders, or Drake full ppr? Thanks

Chucky
Chucky
2 years ago

PPR flex, T’quan, Hardman, Gaskins or Keelan Cole? Have AJ Brown , ready, willing and able, but don’t wanna risk the zero

Chucky
Chucky
2 years ago
Reply to  Chucky

Rotoworld is reporting the NFL is optimistic the game will be played Tuesday

oopo taco
oopo taco
2 years ago

Logan Thomas vsLAR or Wait for Cook vsLAC.

0.5 PPR

Thanks

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

Would you go with Joshua Kelley or Le’Veon Bell in PPR as flex this week?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Such a shizzshow lineup for me today – I feel like everything that has gone wrong has – from drafting to Kerryon to injuries to both Saquon and Godwin… In summary my W5 lineup features the following RBs and FLEX: Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson, and Malcolm Brown… LoL – .5 PPR so hopefully I luck into a TD or 2, or I’m looking at like maybe scoring 70 points on my team

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago

MT reported to be out. Drop Tonyan or DHarris for TreQuon?

RBs: Taylor MDavis Leveon Kelley DHarris
WRs: MT KAllen Godwin
TE: Schultz and Tonyan

Wait and see if Schultz is good today and if so, drop Tonyan?

Zandy
Zandy
2 years ago
Reply to  Zandy

Well Schultz clearly is in trouble now
FA TEs: Gronk, Hurst
Drop Tonyan or DHarris for TreQuon for tmw night?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
2 years ago
Reply to  Zandy

unless
1. you can win easily
2. need a win badly
i wouldn’t be dropping tonyan. d.harris seems valuable too (esp to you if/when CMC comes back and doesn’t pull a last year barkley on it (come back about 5 weeks too early and suck for those 5 weeks till he’s himself). drop schultz later though for somebody next week (unless you start 2 TE’s, which from your question you appear to, if you do for hurst)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
2 years ago

sorry in case CMC DOES pull a last year barkley (same high ankle barkley had last year); you here though do badly need more than 3 total WR’s (unless you start more RB’s than WR) even before MT’s injury. i guess both d.harris and schultz dropped for WR’s.