It feels like forever since we’ve had pro football without there being a Thursday night game. I’ll tell you what, it was a blessing in disguise. If there was TNF, I wouldn’t have gotten to see my new favorite conference in college football. The Sun Belt. I watched the Coastal Carolina game on Wednesday night and was thoroughly entertained for 3 hours, but little did I know that Georgia State and Arkansas State was going to blow it out of the water. These two teams combined for 111 points and that blew the over/under out of the water by 39 points. Everyone on offense had so much space to do whatever they wanted, it was hilariously bad. It was much needed entertainment considering that the Big Ten will be back this week and I’ll have to watch my Hawkeyes struggle to score 20 points some weeks.
The bye-week shift around leaves the Chargers, Saints, Raiders, and Seahawks with week 6 byes. As of early Saturday evening, there aren’t any games with real threats of postponement. Daps and pounds for good social distancing NFLers! Once again, we will have two games on Monday night and they both appear to be fun games on paper. But first, Sunday will give us 12 games including 9 early games and 2 late afternoon games. I guess the NFL REALLY wants you to watch Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. Along with my rankings below, you can find Rudy’s projections here. You can also find Donkey Teeth’s red hot rankings here.
Noah Fant – Out
Melvin Gordon – Out
Julio Jones – Active
Dalvin Cook – Out
Davante Adams – Playing
Sam Darnold – Out
Cam Newton – Active
Diontae Johnson – Out
DJ Chark – Questionable
Who would you bench out of: beckham, tonyan, mclaurin, lamb, cooks? .5 ppr. Not crazy about beckhams matchup. Mclaurin has a new qb and who would have thought I’d want Haskins back. Lamb has a new qb. Cooks had a great game last week with a new coach but didn’t catch a pass previous week. Tonyan seems to be a big part of gb offense going forward even with adams. Rogers needs someone else to throw to. Thanks
I think Tonyan is still the sit with Adams back. That’s what I’d do. If you’re a Tonyan believer, I’d sit cooks
Different league. Ryan or minshee? They are close. Ryan gets Julio back and Quinn is gone but has 1 td over last 3 weeks. Minshew has been doing fine on my bench. I haven’t used him yet. 6pt pass td, -3 int. Thx
Minshew, but barely
Who is the better flex option in a ppr league? Higgins or Shenault?
I am 5-0 thanks to Razzball. Playing the other 5-0 team.
QB – Murray
RB – Mixon
RB – David Johnson
WR – Diggs
WR – Golladay
TE – Tonyan
RB/WR – Gibson
BN :- Godwin, Kelley, Gaskin, Waller, CMC, DK
The team look right ?
I need to drop one to pickup a IDP for my matchup today. Who is the drop ? Gaskin ? Kelley ?Waller ?
Thanks for all you do,
Hey Dan line up looks great. I’d drop Kelley. Waller is can’t drop under any circumstances outside of a season ending injury
Good morning! With Hunter Henry on bye who do I stream in PPR? Shultz, Jimmy Graham, or Irv Smith are available.
Hey MB, Where did you see Chark Out? Overnight it posted he’s most likely playing. Jags want to see how he looks Before the game. Since he hasn’t practiced all week would you even trust him? 12 team ppr. Have Terry Chark Landry Mecole Beasley and PWill. I have JAllen opponent has Mahomes fwiw pick 4 for 2WR and 2 Flex.
Have Hendo that could be a flex as well but just not sure about niners run def and he could be strictly td dependent this week
Thanks for the Chark update, I’ll fix it. I still wouldn’t play him. I’d definitely go with McLaurin
Full point PPR, I have been offered Julio and Marquise Brown for Tyreek and Philip Lindsay.
Current my RBs are: CMC, Connor, Chubb, Hunt, J Jackson, and Linsday
My WRs are: Tyreek, Lockett, Slayton, and Landry
I’d keep Tyreek and Lindsay
I have Aaron Jones, James Rob, Jon Taylor, and Mattison. Need to start 3 and I’m pulling my hair out. Half ppr.
Jones, Rob, Taylor.
Tough calls but that’s my 3
Yea. Frustrating to not get Mattison in the lineup with this matchup. Good problem to have I guess.
Tough choices – would you make any changes in this 8 team STD lineup?
Wr- Diggs, Godwin
RB- Taylor, Jones
Flex: j Robinson
Bench: McLaurin, Kupp, Rodgers, Gallup, Jefferson, Boyd, Edmonds, Higgins
Thanks as always
Nope, you’re good to go
Yup, Kirk Ferentz will proudly take a 6-4 win over Penn State.
Hahahah. Ain’t it the truth
1 – Should I start Ryan with Julio? Other option is to pick and start Cousins.
2 – Suggest 1 for Flex – Tate, PWilliams, TPatrick, GWard, Ebron (you have Tate ranked higher)
Tough call. I lean cousins but depends who you have to drop
I’d suggest Williams
yup, tough with bye week changes.
Burrow and Dalton are other qb choices. Would need to drop Tate or Williams.
Who to play at flex? half ppr
Thanks! GL today.
Keeper league: 2 qb league- trade deadline coming up soon. We can keep people for 3 years then they have to become a FA again.
Trade: $4 tua/ $11 dobbins/ $2 chark for Tyreek hill and Daniel Jones. Was thinking if I could get away with it to pull dobbins out of the deal for another piece like mike Williams of Fulham.
My team: qb: Murray/mayfield/tua
Rb: sanders/Harris/ freeman/dobbins
Tag on question: start 2 of the following: Harris/freeman/Fulham/chark/dobbins
Only if you can pull Dobbins out
Harris and freeman
Who would you start in the flex this week? (1/2 pt PPR) Thanks!:
Crowder for safety, Brown for upside
Long time reader fist time asking:
Trade Golladay for Freeman
I need a Rb because all I have is Taylor and Hines from Indy right now.
My other WR are Hopkins, Brown , Hardman and Shenault . What do you think?
No friggin way. You can do better for Golladay. I’d at least shoot for Gibson
Here is my team post trade (OBJ for Ruggs, Mattison, Edmonds) – W6 Lineup .5 PPR
QB – Kyler Murray
RB – Lindsay, Mattison
WR – Kupp, Godwin
TE – Hurst
FLEX – Edmonds
WR – Higgins, Ruggs
RB – James White, Akers
QB/TE – Cook, Herbert
IR – Raegor
I’m holding both Herbert and Cook for different reasons: Cook is going to replace Hurst as my TE ROS cause Hurst just doesn’t appear to be a thing for this season anymore. Herbert is someone I’m hoping to flip for a volume based RB2 or better… surprised at how many teams in my league have QB issues.
So from Higgins, Ruggs, White, or Akers – should I drop anyone for Justin Jackson with an eye towards W7? Or just stand pat and stop overthinking things. Nobody in my league seems to believe in Higgins as I’ve been able to add/drop him over the past 3 weeks pretty freely.
I’d stay right where you are. Nice haul for OBJ
I feel like Y! is low on Edmonds with a projection of under 8 points this week. They have Lindsay at 12.5 pts. – If I were a betting man, I’d have Edmonds outperforming Lindsay for this week
Lindsay will get the bulk of the work in Denver!
My 0-5 team (14 team Std) needs some help
2rb Drake Gibson
2 wr AJ Brown Kupp
Would you switch out any for AP, Edmonds, Harris from my bench?
Nope, hopefully Drake can have a repeat of last week
B. Cooks or Aiyuk
Akers or D’ernest Johnson
I need to play 4.
Brown, crowder, Anderson, cooper
Standard scoring need a flex
D. Henderson JR
14 team PPR. Drop Moss or Akers for spot start of Cousins or take a chance on Dalton?
Take a chance on Dalton, drop moss
12 team ppr
Terry and Tonyan for jonnu smith and John brown
Sticking with Terry and tonyan
10 team non-PPR 10 points bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards
I need two wide receivers and two for the flex
Julio, Parker, Gibson, Lindsay
Saw your update on Chark. If he plays does Shenaults outlook take a biiiig hit?
Looking for clarity on starting Edelman v Shenault full point ppr
Thanks in advance,
I like Edelman more with cam back, but I don’t think Chark kills Laviska’s value. It’s all about his connection with Minshew. Laviska for upside, Edelman probably the safest play
I see you have McLaurin ranked higher than Jefferson this week. With Bradberry covering McLaurin and Jefferson up against ATL, I just can’t see it. Please talk me into going with Terry. Ha!
It’s only a couple spots, go with your gut
Def go with your gut here – Fantasy Football is such a crapshoot once you get past the Top 25 – I overthought things early on and missed out on both Shenault and Gaskin… really could be using those 2 on my team right now
Thanks, MB and WH!
Ugh! Cousins with THREE interceptions in the first half. My bad, forgot about Cousins! Ha!
Uh…nevermind. All good. Ha! Fantasy football is ridiculous!
In PPR starting 3 WRs, 2 RBs, and a Flex, does this look right to you? What would you change? Landry hasn’t done much of anything – maybe Henderson goes to the bench but Linsay is unproven.
I’d stay where you are. I like Lindsay today
Pick 2 in full PPR:
Crowder and Parker
0.5 ppr highest upside picks please
Schultz or Gronk
Patriots are 10 point faves so I feel like Damien Harris is gonna get a TD today – but in .5 PPR Lindsay might be pretty good. I’d roll Schultz over Gronk just cause we saw what happened last week with TB rotating 3 TEs now
Harris Lindsay Gronk (upside)
Pick 2 of 4 in a full PPR:
Crowder and Parker
I hope you are doing well. Could you please help me out this week? I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you please help me? I really do appreciate it.
RB- M. Sanders/Montgomery/M. Davis/J. Taylor
RB2- J. Taylor/Montgomery/M. Sanders/M. Davis
WR1- Marquise Brown/D. Slayton/Evans/Claypool
WR2- M. Evans/Slayton/Claypool/Marquise Brown
Flex- Marquise Brown/Slayton/Evans/J. Taylor/D. Montgomery/M. Davis/M. Sanders/Claypool
TE- Jonnu Smith
Sanders Taylor Montgomery Evans claypool
Who knew? I should have started Justin Jefferson instead of Allen Robinson. FMFFL
Yeah, I think Jefferson has surpassed Thielen for good.
Lol Mattison… would’ve been better off with James White in .5 PPR
Lol Akers not even getting into the game