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

 

 

  1. hamtime says:
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    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?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      1. I don’t think trading him is realistic at all

      2. I don’t think any of those guys are worth getting over Mike
      3. Edwards has the best chance of blowing up
      4. I would be surprised if Julio played. I’d start Hollywood

  2. toolshed says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Minshew, and I have no problem with the Davis call

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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d have to go Landry and Murray

  4. Kevin says:
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    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!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d still play Lamb

  5. Fizz says:
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    .5ppr . Pick 2 for this week.

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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kelley and Johnson

  6. Fizz says:
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    Standard scoring. Pick 3 for this week

    Miles Sanders
    K. Drake
    Justin Jefferson
    Josh Jacobs

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Jefferson Jacobs and sanders

  7. Water boy says:
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    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!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think I’d rather stash Edmonds

      I don’t worry about rain as much as wind when it comes to the passing game but it definitely could be a factor

      • Water boy says:
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        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 says:
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          I also have N’Keal Harry as a drop candidate as well

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Yes, it’s too risky. I’d drop Harry for Rudolph

  8. Nightpandas says:
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    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,

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Option 2 for sure, you don’t want to risk a donut, just not sure on MT

  9. William Hung says:
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    Pats/Broncos postponed & Titans/Bills at risk

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Waking up to bad news haha

  10. Nightpandas says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think I would roll with Herbert

      I’d be safe and put Kelley in your flex

  11. Russowl says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gibson and Parker!

  12. Bing says:
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    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?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Fine with it. Miles won’t do much

  13. citizen5 says:
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    Pick 2 for Flex:
    RB Henderson
    RB Edmonds
    RB Johnson
    WR Hardman
    WR Shenault
    Thank you in advance!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Johnson and Shenault

  14. weridyear says:
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    dobbins or freeman? I guess the new england game got canceled?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go Freeman.
      Yep they’re playing it next week

  15. citizen5 says:
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    I forgot to note the RB Johnson above is D’Ernest from CLE. Does that make a difference in your picks?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No I figured

  16. Zandy says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d drop Fournette for him. Ronald Jones looks solid, it’s just a waste of a bench spot

      • Zandy says:
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        Thanks!
        Who do you trust more, Herbert or bridgewater?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Bridgewater

          • Zandy says:
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            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…

            • MB

              MB says:
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              Ugh. Drop sanders for teddy. I’d be surprised if Buf plays

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

                • MB

                  MB says:
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                  I think he’ll play

                  • Zandy says:
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                    You’re the best. Game time. Let’s go

  17. Chucky says:
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    PPR flex, Kelley, Ward, Higgins or D’ernst?
    PPR TE, Sample , Ian or Logan Thomas and Rudolph?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kelley
      Ian

  18. The sportsguy says:
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    .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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Zeke this week, Robinson next

  19. Allan says:
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    Lamb, Miles Sanders, or Drake full ppr? Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Lamb

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

    • Chucky says:
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      Rotoworld is reporting the NFL is optimistic the game will be played Tuesday

    • MB

      MB says:
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      AJ Brown is such a gamble. I’m not as optimistic, but what do I know? I’d go gaskins

  21. oopo taco says:
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    Logan Thomas vsLAR or Wait for Cook vsLAC.

    0.5 PPR

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Thomas

  22. Pete says:
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    Would you go with Joshua Kelley or Le’Veon Bell in PPR as flex this week?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kelley

  23. William Hung says:
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    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

  24. Zandy says:
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    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 says:
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      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 says:
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        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 says:
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          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.

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