It is the first Sunday of October! The weather is starting to get a little cooler around the league and the matchups are starting to heat up. Well, sort of. We have a couple of nice matchups to look forward to, but fantasy football stats count the same whether the games are good or not. The premier matchup doesn’t come until the late afternoon and that’s between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers

We have 10 early games today and 2 late afternoon games. I still don’t get it, but you’re probably sick of me complaining about it at this point. We’ll make the most of it. The New Orleans Saints will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and that will be an interesting test for Alvin Kamara as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense as a whole. The Ravens and the Steelers should be interesting, because the matchups usually are. The Cardinals vs. the Bengals will be a disaster, but the scoreboard could light up in this one. Another game with a lot of potential scoring is the Falcons/Texans matchup. The o/u for that game sits at 50. 

Injuries

Rex Burkhead – Out

Kenny Stills – Questionable

Marlon Mack – Questionable 

Christian Kirk – Out

Taylor Gabriel – Out

Tyrell Williams – Questionable

Sam Darnold – Out

Davante Adams – Out

JuJu Smith-Schuster – Questionable

Julian Edelman – Questionable

Terry McLaurin – Questionable

Mike Williams – Questionable

Parris Cambell – Out

Jamaal Williams – Out

Rankings

 

  1. 1rishmike says:
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    Thank you MB, I am 4-0 thanks to you!!!

    PPR bench one…Sutton, Chark, Gore, Thompson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hell yeah, Mike! Thompson if it’s Chris Thompson,

  2. looysenkm10 says:
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    Happy Sunday MB,
    PPR tight end. Tyler Eifert or O.J. Howard? My team is 1-3 and O.J. has played a large role in that record. Finally, with the news T.Y. will play, do I flex him or Jarvis Landry? Thanks and Go Packers!

    • looysenkm10 says:
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      Jared cook and Jack Doyle are available this week as well. I have hockenson and hunter henry on ir. How would you rank them for the rest of the way? Thank you!

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Don’t like either but I guess Doyle then Cook

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I still have OJ ranked higher. I’d flex T.Y. in KC

  3. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Thanks MB, these updated ranks help alot. I hope Mack plays and goes off to ease the sting of drunk – trading obj…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Haha! Good luck man!

  4. Paul Zone says:
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    Mack or Fitz at FLEX today? PPR

    Thanks!

    • Paul Zone says:
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      Actually, gotta start 2 of these – ppr

      Henry
      Mack
      Fitz

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Fitz and Mack

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Fitz

  5. M says:
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    Hardman or Auden Tate? And D.Freeman, Gallman, or Miles Sanders @ flex?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Tate and Gallman

  6. You have Lindsay and Edelman ranked the same this week. I can only start one. Who is the safest given I am the favorite and his Thursday night players bombed? Leaning Lindsay but….

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Probably lindsay

  7. Trader says:
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    Darn…please do not post my email address. My bad

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Huh?

      • Trader says:
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        In an earlier post, I used my email instead of my “name”. So it went to the “awaiting approval” queue.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          What post? I can delete the comment

          • Trader says:
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            Thanks. Couple posts up…Comcast.net one

  8. Brian says:
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    Trade question. 16 team dynasty h2h ppr. start 1 qb, 2 wr, 2rb, 2 rb/wr/te flex, 1 te. roster is deshaun, brisett, conner, leveon, james white, hyde, duke, darrell williams, darwin, julio, alshon, tyreek, demarcus, david moore, kumerow, byrd, gabriel, trent taylor, waller, eifert, watson,

    I won the league last year and am 4-0. looking to maximize competitive window as julio, alshon, leveon begin to go down the other side of aging curve. i’ve been trying to get a wr since tyreek went down. been offered hilton and 5th rd pick for my 1st, 2nd, and darwin. I like hilton but have heard next year’s draft is supposed to be really deep and good. even though i’m going for it this year and don’t have a real problem giving up picks, this seems a little over value for hilton. thoughts?

    other deals i’ve been offered…marvin jones for my 1st, golladay for waller and a 1st.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      That’s too much for Hilton and I’m definitely not giving up Waller either. I’d just keep rolling since you’re winning and wouldn’t be looking to do a trade that you aren’t “winning” in the short and long term

  9. William Hung says:
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    .5 PPR – i see you have Jaylen Samuels ranked pretty low – I’ve been debating between Lindsay and Samuels. Looks like Juju might be out, so if he doesn’t play, Samuels is the play right?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I haven’t adjusted for JUJU fallout so I’d play Samuels

      • William Hung says:
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        JuJu is active – you still think Samuels over Lindsay?

  10. Bing says:
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    I’m torn about what to do with McLarin. Should I start him or Breida in my second flex spot?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Breida seems safer

  11. looysenkm10 says:
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    PPR RB2. Gallman or Damien Williams? I have Conner as RB1 with Thielen, T.Y., and Edelman. Lets hope this is O.J. Howards coming out party today. Cheers!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gallman, good luck!

  12. Dave says:
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    Hey MB,

    Sammy Watkins or Jordan Howard (PPR)

    Also similar question in a different league of mine – Curtis Samuel or Jordan Howard (also PPR)

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Watkins in #1 Howard in the other

  13. Fizz says:
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    Need flex in stndrd

    M. Williams
    McLauren
    AJ Brown
    T. Coleman

    • MB

      MB says:
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      McLaurin as long as he plays

  14. Fizz says:
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    .5 need 2 WR’s

    Juju
    M. Williams
    Fuller
    AJ Brown
    Dionte Johnson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      JuJu or Diontae depending on JuJus availablility and Fuller for the other spot

  15. Mike in the Desert says:
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    Didn’t see Damien Williams up on your chart, but here’s my quandary: Gotta start 2 in a PPR: Damien Williams, Cohen, Hines, Mostert. What a time for “questionable,” eh?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Just outside the top 30.

      Williams and Cohen for PPR

      • Mike in the Desert says:
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        Thanks, man. That’s how I was leaning if all of the injured players involved suit up!

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Good luck

          • Mike in the Desert says:
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            Thanks, just waiting for the triumphant return of Saquon!
            One more Q, would you drop Dalton now for Minshew or Darnold (week 6 Brissett replacement) or wait to see what they look like today?

            • MB

              MB says:
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              I’d wait and see, both have less than ideal matchups next week. Leaning Darnold right now

              • Mike in the Desert says:
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                That would fit nicely with Herndon as my Waller filll-in.
                Thanks again!

                • MB

                  MB says:
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                  My pleasure

  16. Dave says:
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    Hey trade question

    Two qb league where I have wentz, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen. (Trubisky also on the wire)

    Would you trade Josh Allen, Kittle and Curtis Samuel for Odell, Cousins, and Delanie (PPR)?

    Current WR’s are Evans, Lockett, Josh Gordon, Samuel, Robby Anderson, and I have Herndon stashed on my bench.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nope, I’d keep Kittle, Allen, and Samuel

  17. William Hung says:
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    Oh I wanted your opinion on this trade I pulled in a .5 PPR league:

    I gave up: Odell & Lindsay
    I get: McCaffrey & Gallup

    WR depth: Juju, Fitz, Kirk, Boyd, Tate, & Fuller
    RB depth: Gallman, Samuels, Singletary

    I feel like this was a big win for me

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I think you got this win in this one

  18. StartmeSitme says:
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    Who are you starting flex (no PPR)? McLaurin, J Gordon, Sutton, or Chark, Hardman, or Darrel Williams? Thanks.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gordon

  19. Gregor says:
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    Okay, MB, I need to fill 2 RB slots and a FLEX.

    Standard scoring.

    Carlos Hyde
    Josh Jacobs
    Marlon Mack
    Damien Williams

    Who’s the odd man out?

    • MB

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      Williams

  20. SephMeier says:
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    start 2: wentz, watson, winston
    pick 1: rojones, michel, or ridley

    thanks!

    • SephMeier says:
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      1/2 ppr

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Wentz, Watson, Rojo, And Michel

  21. Jimmyz says:
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    For the flex spot – R. Jones II or Melvin Gordon?
    Any impact if I already have Godwin and K. Allen starting at WR (so doubling down on one game)?

    Thanks!!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go RJ and no, I don’t think so.

      • Jimmyz says:
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        Thanks!

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Anytime

  22. Thesportsguy says:
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    Need 3…half ppr

    Juju
    Mike Williams
    Diggs
    Auden Tate
    Miles sanders

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Diggs, Tate, JuJu

  23. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    half PPR 2 QB dynasty, have these:
    QB (2): rodgers, haskins, rosen, mahomes
    RB (2): kamara, ingram, ekeler, michel, d.harris, hyde
    WR (3): boyd, edelman, gordon, k.allen, thielen, watkins
    TE (1): ertz
    K (1) DAL kicker
    DEF (1): DAL D
    IDP flexes (4): j.adams, j.hicks, b.martinez, d.jones (ATL)
    IR (2): mosley

    nab my backup TE now over d.harris or wait (ertz has week 10 bye), options: herndon, everett, knox, eifert

    drop d.harris for a backu TE (ertz has no bye till week 10, but if harris can’t even get into lineup when burkhead’s out…

    • MB

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      Yeah I’d grab Herndon over Harris

  24. Water Boy says:
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    After today would you sell high or hold my thielen? Or would losing thielen (who is my WR2) kill my WR core?

    – my WRs are obj, thielen, Josh Gordon, aj green, mvs, Watkins, dionte Johnson

    – my RBs are DJ, cook, David Montgomery, Tevin Coleman, Chris Thompson, Mostert, mattison, Darrel Williams

    – my TE Waller

    – my QB Russell Wilson

    Would these scenarios be anything you’d do?

    1.) deal my thielen to get Fournette?

    2.) deal my thielen to get Chris Carson?

    3.) deal my thielen to get Aaron Jones?

    4.) deal my thielen to get Keenan Allen?

    5.) deal my thielen to get Chris Godwin ?

    6.) deal my thielen to get Kerryon Johnson?

    Or am I looking at this wrong? Instead of selling thielen what if & I don’t see it happening but what if Watkins shows up tonight & has a solid game would you sell him for let’s say josh Jacobs ?

    Thanks man! Hope your weekend has been glorious

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d sell high on Thielen and do all of those trades

  25. Mr. A Knife says:
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    12 team half PPR 2 QB dynasty

    QB (2): rodgers, mahomes, haskins, rosen
    RB (2): michel, d.harris, ekeler, ingram, hyde, kamara
    WR (3) thielen, gordon, edelman, watkins, k.allen, boyd
    TE(1) ertz
    2 flexes
    K: DAL kicker
    DEF: DAL
    IDP flexes (4): j.hicks, b.martinez, j.adams, d.jones (ATL)
    IR (2): mosley

    drop d.harris for a backup TE now or hold, he’s still inactive even when burkhead is out (far worse than how michel was used in his rookie year), options: herndon, everett, knox. this is daily FAAB 3 max moves per week so this could be done tonight (and usually people don’t think TO do FAAB’ing tonight, so the costs are usually lower, here if everett wasn’t taken after his thursday game he’s probably free or near it)

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      also if i’m making a move i’m best off doing it either sunday night or monday night as after that mosley will get the “non out” tag and i couldn’t make any moves without another drop.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I’d grab Henrdon

  26. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    20 team PPR, for next week when waller is off swaim or higbee or goedert or sprinkle/VD (i could get either), i nabbed o’shaunessy today and he did well but injured knee late in game and probably ain’t in next week which is the only reason i’m even mentioning swaim.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Sprinkle of VD

  27. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    c’mon IND D keep this up, i’ll lose 12/53rd of a last longer that picked KC with just over 2 dimes in it one week past the 1 allowed rebuy period (rebuys accounted for about 1/4th of the pot), started with 62 people. last year i got down to 14 out of about 60ish too, made nothing. also, mack looks pretty damn good for somebody that supposedly was talked about with these 2 pieces of info:
    – came out of week 4 but was probably honestly described as only from game flow and not since he was too much actually hurt
    – during week reports that there was actually some kind of real chance he’d miss (this part sounds just like lies from how he looks tonight)

  28. Mak says:
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    In half PPR, I’m trying to trade away Robert woods for a RB. Who should I target? I have an offer for Damien Williams for Robert woods. But anyone else I can get for woods?

    • Mak says:
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      Also, it’s a 2 QB league. I just got offered Mariota and saquan for my Brady and James Conner. Half PPR as well. My current QBs are Wentz and josh Allen. What you think?

    • MB

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      I’d take both trades

  29. What's a Drexl? says:
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    20 team PPR redraft. have:
    QB (1) winston, d.jones (lucky this year not only could i late draft a backup guy to start if/when i needed him, but also NOT with the same bye)
    RB (2) AAron, j.white, lat murray, ballage (attempting to waiver m.brown here), had had ty mont but dropped him for o’shaughnessy since i needed a backup TE coming up here with waller on bye
    WR (3): julio, beasley, aj brown, quinn, edelman, a.wilson
    TE (1): waller, o’shaugnessy (dropping for somebody as he got hurt and i’d think is out this week)
    1 flex

    1. drop quinn for this order of these?: slayton, a.miller, pettis
    2. this week’s best TE?:
    -swaim (assuming no o’shaugnessy) vs NO
    -VD/sprinkle (i’d assume sprinkle for now) @ MIA
    -irv smith vs PHI
    – goedert @ MIN

    will drop the TE here for another RB coming up after week 6, might drop the quinn spot for another one, bonnafon, guice (no IR slot though), ty mont, carson (GB) out there.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      add pringle into #1.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      along with pringle and d-will (BUF) in #1.

    • MB

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      1. Miller, 2. Davis/Sprinkle

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