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After last Sunday’s unexpected, yet sort of expected meltdown against a Patriots team that was seriously broken to that point, one has to wonder if the Bengals will ever be ready for the spotlight. Signing Andy Dalton to a six-year, bajillionty dollar contract extension this past offseason certainly showed us that their front office is all in. Or, at the very least, supports the ingredient ginger. And while you could argue that such a large extension for a quarterback that’s mainly used as a bar for comparing other quarterback’s talent levels (if your quarterback is better than Andy Dalton, you’re in pretty good shape, if he isn’t, you’re screwed), it’s not  like there’s an abundance of elite throwers out there. Plenty of Jason Campbell’s and Kevin Kolb’s though. So there are worse things you could do at the position. The Jets say hello. And paired with one of the best receivers in the NFL in A.J. Green, with Giovani Bernard and a top-5 defense, you could see this Bengels team go really far. Just as long as they don’t have any more games in prime time. Or during Wild Card weekend. Or any playoff game in general. But besides that, I could totally see this team take off. Really.

Week 6 Rankings have been updated for today’s games. You can check them out here.

 

Joique Bell, coming off a concussion, will be the primary back for the Lions this weekend. This seems logical as Matthew Stafford looks like their second best running back at this point.

It’s being reported that Jordan Reed “will play a decent amount if active”. More vagueries for the vaguery Gods! Here’s another report: I’m probably going to eat a sh*t ton of prime rib and shrimp at Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, but only if I go there. Update: Reed has been cleared to play today.

As of this posting, Carson Palmer (after thowing “at about 80% during practice”) still remains a game time call. The nerve! (Haha. Yeah…) Drew Stanton, however, has been fully cleared to play after suffering a concussion in last week’s game against Denver. Update: Looks like Palmer will start today.

And speaking of the Bengals, they have ruled out Marvin Jones and A.J. Green for today’s game, leaving Mohamed Sanu and, well, receivers I don’t know the names of, as Dalton’s only pass-catching options. And no, Jermaine Gresham does not count as a receiver. Unless you include him receiving paychecks for no reason at all as part of the definition.

While I could go the easy route here and throw out some weather puns, I’ll just save you the heartache and simply relay that Storm Johnson may not get the primary volume later today. “Not one back will dominate the carries.” With Toby Gerhart ruled out (who cares), it looks to be a potential time share between Johnson, Jordan Todman, and Denard Robinson. And while I still think Johnson could be an intriguing bench piece for your team, it may not be meant Toby. [Drops mic, exits stage.]

 

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  1. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    if i’m favored by a lot, so just looking for a floor, with this lineup in PPR with .1 pt per return yard
    ryan
    murray
    patterson/julio
    o.daniels

    only spots left are for RB #2 and flex. rankings are very close on stacy vs ivory, and wright is clear cut flex by rankings.
    options are stacy/cunningham/ivory/royal/j.jones (OAK)/k.wright. so stacy or ivory have better floor?

  2. dtrtliedowns says:
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    Standard scoring, need to start 2 of the following Benjamin, quick, Michael Floyd, ridley or forsett? Already have starting Bryant, Lynch, gore…

    • dtrtliedowns says:
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      @dtrtliedowns: add rueben randle to the list

  3. Jason Morgan says:
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    Ben Tate, Keenan Allen or Joique Bell at flex in standard scoring? Can you rank them.

  4. Randy says:
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    Who is most droppable on my team for Storm (and would you make a move?) out of T-Rich, Hunter, and Palmer? My RBs are Forte, Foster, Jennings, Tate, Ingram and T-Rich; WRs are Dez, Andre J, Wallace, Randle, and Hunter; other QB is Eli. Standard league and we start 2 at RB and WR plus flex.

    Also, how would you compare Storm vs McKinnon in terms of who is more likely to breakout?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Randy: I would drop Richardson. I like Mckinnon more here, but Strom is intriguing. We’ll know more after today on him.

  5. Dom B says:
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    Out of these WR which two to start Kelvin Benjamin, Micheal Crabtree, Roddy White, Kendall Wright also who to start at TE Delaine Walker or Jordan Cameron

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: White, but it’s close over Benjamin. I’d go Walker there.

  6. Dom B says:
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    Tough one who to start at QB Aaron Rodgers (Obvious Choice) or Russell Wilson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Gotta stick with Rodgers.

  7. tim says:
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    WR2 questions: Wallace, Sanu, or James Jones? Non-ppr and I already got L Miller going in my Flex.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @tim: Wallace.

  8. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    Starting
    Qb newton wr cobb garcon t williams rb lacy murray te olsen q/w/r/t p manningface
    Bn fitz calvin gordon moreno sankey jordan reed

    Drop either fitz or reed for justin hunter or andrew hawkins to start over t williams

    Also is the cincy def worth a hold currently have NE def
    I have cam and another opponent is playing cincy against me so prolly wouldn’t play them this week and NE has the jets next week

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: cecil shorts also throws his hat in the ring though im sure it does not mean much

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Barker: Not that much, no.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: I would hold on both. Start Fitz instead. I’d actually drop the NE DEF if you have the CIN DEF for Hunter or Hawkins. (I like Hawkins slightly more.)

      • Barker says:
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        @Jay: cincy on waiver wire

        But i am starting cam in both money leagues and my opponent is starting cincy in one so i just wanted to stay away instead of inviting bad juju to my teams and was starting NE who i was hoping would be good against the ortmeister

        Drop NE for cincy even with extenuating circumstances

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Barker: Ah, I gotcha, I still would only keep one defense, and yeah, I like Cincy more than NE.

  9. Jagan says:
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    should i start ronnie hillman or storm johnson PPR?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jagan: Hillman.

  10. Benny says:
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    Help – I need to start two of these four in a half point PPR: CJ Spiller, Michael Floyd, Fred Jackson, Storm Johnson.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Benny: Jackson, Floyd.

  11. Ryan says:
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    A. Boldin or M. Wheaton today

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: Wheaton, but it’s close.

  12. The Thumb says:
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    Better way to replace Graham? Add Kelce or trade for Donnell?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Thumb: Just add Kelce, no need to trade.

  13. Comatose says:
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    Storm or Royal?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Comatose: Royal, it’s close though.

  14. dk says:
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    If Palmer starts, Eli or Palmer?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dk: Eli.

  15. Zandy says:
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    3 leagues so 3 questions
    1. 0.5ppr with 2pts bonus at 100 yrds rush or rec and 4pts bonus at 150 rush or rec
    who would you flex stacy, lamar, asiata, crabtree? (was thinking lamar but now concerned about knowshon)

    2. 0.5 ppr no bonuses – joique or lamar? flex keenan, kelvin or the other rb not chosen?

    3. std league – here is where im expected to lose since going against TY
    Need 1 RB: Stacy, Storm, McKinnon
    Need 1 WR: Wallace Wright
    Need 1 Flex: out of any of those not chosen

    Thanks buddy!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: 1. Stacy. 2. Miller 3. Stacy, Wright, Wallace.

  16. Frank Own uh... says:
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    WR2 today–.5 ppr league

    Keenan, Watkins, or Kendal Wright? And would you start Sproles over the other 2 in the Flex?

    Thanks Jay!

      • Frank own uh... says:
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        @Jay: thanks Jay—just to clarify–Watkins on revis island or wright vs JAX? And you like them more than Sproles correct?

  17. John Rambo Jr says:
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    Sankey or B Quick in my flex?
    Sankey hasn’t shown up yet, but against JAX he’s got a real shot.

    V. Jackson/A. Jeffery/M. Wallace/G. Tate/Dez. Start 3 for me.
    Does Tate show up w/ out Mega to draw coverage away from him?

    Thanks in advance,
    JRJ

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @John Rambo Jr: Sankey, but ti’s close. Jackson, Jeffery, Dez.

      • John Rambo Jr says:
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        @Jay: Sankey or Spiller

  18. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    So should I play Mohamed Sanu over Zac Stacy at flex this week? Non-PPR.

  19. Charles says:
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    Jay I’m in a 14 team non ppr. I’m 1-4 and just traded Kaepernick, J. Gordon and VJax for Julio Jones and Brady. I was Starting Big Ben at QB anyway. My WRs now are J. Nelson, J. Jones and Michael Floyd. I didn’t want to let Gordon go but need to win this week. Thoughts on the trade?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: I still like it for you. It’s a hard climb, and you got the best player in the deal.

  20. drew says:
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    just shipped Forsett and T will for Golden Tate ppr. Did i do good?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @drew: Yes, I like it, just as long Forsett was riding your bench on most days.

  21. Allan says:
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    Jay I got Michael Floyd in 2 different leagues. One is standard the other is half point ppr. In the standard league its between Floyd and Kendall Wright. I really like Wright’s matchup and am leaning towards him. In the half point ppr its between Floyd and Garcon and I have no idea who to start there cuz they both keep burning me. Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: I think it has to be Floyd and then Garcon.

  22. TheMizer says:
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    Razzball for Life
    Jay,
    16 PPR
    Glennon or (Seahawks) Romo
    Steven Jackson or Storm Johnson
    3 pick
    C. Patterson, Wheaton,Michael Floyd,D. Adams,Jordan Matthews.

    Appreciate the work fellas.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TheMizer: Sky has that tattoo’d on his arm, just FYI.

      Floyd, Patterson, Wheaton.

  23. Dom B says:
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    Should I do this trade my roster : OB Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson WR Michael Crabtree, Kelvin Benjamin, Roddy White, TY Hilton, Kendall Wright RB Eddie Lacy,Andre Ellington, Doug martin, Fred Jackson the trade me sends Doug martin and Russell Wilson he sends Emmanuel sanders and Justin forsett

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yeah, it’s fair. But I don’t think you need Sanders.

  24. Dan says:
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    Edelman
    Cruz
    K Benjamin
    Wallace
    Asiata

    I have 2 WR and a Flex to fill with those five…what do you do?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dan: Edelman, Cruz.

      • Dan says:
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        @Jay: who do I use for the flex? Asiata, Benjamin, or Wallace (PPR)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dan: Benjamin.

  25. Dom B says:
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    Should I just start Roddy and kelvin and Hilton at the flex every week and keep my team or should I do the trade

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Yeah, may not be common, but I think that ceiling is awfully high.

      • Dom B says:
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        @Jay: What do you mean?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dom B: Flexing WR’s day in and day out. And I would go with White.

  26. Frank White says:
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    Hey Buddy… Palmer or Cam??

    • Frank White says:
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      Or Austin?

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Jay: looks like that ankle is finally healthy, back seeming to come around too, took an awful long time.

  27. Sniff Test says:
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    Wright or Beckam?

  28. guidedbyvoices says:
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    jay….nonppr,Welker or Patterson?

    thnks.

  29. I need one of these guys in my flex spot. 1 point ppr:

    Sanu, Forsett, Mike Floyd, Jeremy Hill.
    (Or should I grab McCluster)

    Then in my standard league flex:

    Mike Floyd, Jeremy Hill, Antone Smith, or Jordan Matthews?

    Thanks

  30. Dom B says:
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    Should I add Larry Donnell and drop Jordan Cameron or wait on Him

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’d go with Donnell for now.

  31. The Thumb says:
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    Storm over Knowshon or Stacy?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Thumb: Eh, I’m willing to do it, but it’s risk/reward play here. If I’m going safe, I’d stick with Stacy.

  32. dartos says:
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    14 team league. Palmer or Hoyer?

  33. friar says:
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    0.5 ppr flex: Michael Floyd, R. Randle, or Stacy? I can wait till the late games to decide, so if the Arizona QB is the deciding factor, I should know that before I have to commit. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @friar: Floyd.

  34. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Why’d Gates drop in the updated ranks? Was going to flex him in .5ppr (I keep missing hos good weeks) but may go to Roddy now.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’m not sure he dropped so much, I have him in the top-5… that being said, I’d probably go White as well.

  35. Exactly says:
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    hey Jay, I got Tate, someone dropped Crowell. Would you drop Blue to pick him up?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: Yeah, I’m fine with that.

      • Exactly says:
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        @Jay: Did it, thanks!

    • Exactly says:
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      @Exactly: especially with West a healthy scratch this week, looks like crowell is the guy to own.

  36. AnniesBoobs says:
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    Jay, with Stacy probable, do you still like McFadden more? Just checking if your rankings took Stacy’s current status into account. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @AnniesBoobs: I’m iffy on his usage, but yeah, I’m leaning Stacy here.

  37. Jay, one more thing that should benefit everyone, the rankings have Stafford 10th. Does that ranking still hold true without Johnson & Reggie Bush? If no, where would you put him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave The Barber: It does, yes. I still like him against the Vikings.

  38. Grant says:
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    Even with Moreno coming back today do you think Miller still better over Storm. Who do you like ROS.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grant: Slightly. I think they don’t give the bulk to Knowshon this game. Next week more likely.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jay: it could’ve saved some of us miller owners this week, if the rest of our teams weren’t so much shit.

  39. Bryan says:
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    QB to start – Options are…
    Whitehurst or Newton. My lean is Whitehurst…but would appreciate your opinion.
    WR to start (1/2 pt PPR) – Options are…
    Hunter (Tenn), Robinson (Jags), or Beckham Jr (Nyg)…

    Thanks for help

    • Bryan says:
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      @Bryan:
      Other dilemma…TE: Options are…
      Miller (Pitt), Reed (Was) or Paul (WAS)….

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Bryan: Reed.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: Cam (but for what it’s worth, I’m taking the risk with Whitehurst on some of my teams because of the matchup.) Go Beckham.

      • Bryan says:
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        @Jay: Thanks Jay, appreciate it. I was leaning ODB and Reed (Miller historically has below avg games against Clev). Might roll dice with Whitehurst bc good matchup….Cam on road is tough to handle esp against pissed off cinci team

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Bryan: Yeah, agreed.

  40. Greg says:
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    Brady or Bridgewater? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Greg: Brady.

  41. Zandy says:
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    0.5 ppr flex Keenan kelvin or joique
    Leaning kelvin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Keenan. Benjamin is fine too, just flip a coin between those two.

  42. guidedbyvoices says:
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    nonppr…Watkins or Patterson?

    thnks

  43. sniff test says:
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    Spiller or K. allen at flet?

  44. AJ says:
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    I Have Romo and The Seattle D going today, Bench Romo for Cousins or let it ride, I can probably even Bench Seattle’s D for The Rams 2maro as well, any advise? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @AJ: Hope you let it ride.

  45. Dom B says:
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    Jay the Bills D got me -2 pts should I drop them and pick up the Texans d or wait on the bills

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: For now, I’d hold.

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