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.

Injuries

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 

Updated Rankings

 

  1. toolshed says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      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

  2. toolshed says:
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    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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Minshew, but barely

  3. ryan says:
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    Who is the better flex option in a ppr league? Higgins or Shenault?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Shenault

  4. Another Dan says:
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    Morning MB,

    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,

    Another Dan

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hey Dan line up looks great. I’d drop Kelley. Waller is can’t drop under any circumstances outside of a season ending injury

  5. Kevin says:
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    Good morning! With Hunter Henry on bye who do I stream in PPR? Shultz, Jimmy Graham, or Irv Smith are available.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Morning

      Shultz

  6. hotmilk8 says:
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    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

    Whatcha think??

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Thanks for the Chark update, I’ll fix it. I still wouldn’t play him. I’d definitely go with McLaurin

  7. OtisP says:
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    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

    Thoughts?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d keep Tyreek and Lindsay

    • Frank says:
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      I have Aaron Jones, James Rob, Jon Taylor, and Mattison. Need to start 3 and I’m pulling my hair out. Half ppr.

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Jones, Rob, Taylor.

        Tough calls but that’s my 3

        • Frank says:
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          Yea. Frustrating to not get Mattison in the lineup with this matchup. Good problem to have I guess.

  8. MisforMookie says:
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    Tough choices – would you make any changes in this 8 team STD lineup?

    QB- Murray
    Wr- Diggs, Godwin
    RB- Taylor, Jones
    TE- Andrews
    Flex: j Robinson
    K: Blankenship
    d: Patriots

    Bench: McLaurin, Kupp, Rodgers, Gallup, Jefferson, Boyd, Edmonds, Higgins

    Thanks as always

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nope, you’re good to go

  9. Gohawks says:
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    Yup, Kirk Ferentz will proudly take a 6-4 win over Penn State.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hahahah. Ain’t it the truth

  10. QDOT says:
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    Hey MB

    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)

    thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Tough call. I lean cousins but depends who you have to drop

      I’d suggest Williams

      • QDOT says:
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        yup, tough with bye week changes.

        Burrow and Dalton are other qb choices. Would need to drop Tate or Williams.

        thanks.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Tate

  11. MJ says:
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    Who to play at flex? half ppr
    A.Gibson
    J.Jefferson
    OBJ

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gibson

      • MJ says:
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        Thanks! GL today.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          You too

  12. Gotmeaquestion says:
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    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
    Wr: Hopkins/chark/Robinson/m.williams/Fulham
    Te:andrews

    Tag on question: start 2 of the following: Harris/freeman/Fulham/chark/dobbins
    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Only if you can pull Dobbins out

      Harris and freeman

  13. Mike says:
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    Who would you start in the flex this week? (1/2 pt PPR) Thanks!:

    AJ Brown
    Kenyan Drake
    Jamison Crowder

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Crowder for safety, Brown for upside

  14. Allusedup says:
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    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?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No friggin way. You can do better for Golladay. I’d at least shoot for Gibson

  15. William Hung says:
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    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
    Bench:
    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.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stay right where you are. Nice haul for OBJ

      • William Hung says:
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        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

        • MB

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          Lindsay will get the bulk of the work in Denver!

  16. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey MB

    My 0-5 team (14 team Std) needs some help

    2rb Drake Gibson
    2 wr AJ Brown Kupp
    Flex Lamb

    Would you switch out any for AP, Edmonds, Harris from my bench?

    Cheers

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nope, hopefully Drake can have a repeat of last week

  17. Fizz says:
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    .5 ppr

    B. Cooks or Aiyuk
    Akers or D’ernest Johnson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Akers

  18. Ed says:
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    I need to play 4.
    Cooper
    Aj Brown
    Crowder
    R Anderson
    Jefferson
    Fulgham

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Brown, crowder, Anderson, cooper

  19. Fizz says:
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    Standard scoring need a flex

    M. Gallup
    D. Henderson JR

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Henderson

  20. scoboticus says:
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    MB!
    14 team PPR. Drop Moss or Akers for spot start of Cousins or take a chance on Dalton?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Take a chance on Dalton, drop moss

  21. Milkman says:
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    12 team ppr
    Terry and Tonyan for jonnu smith and John brown

    Who wins?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Sticking with Terry and tonyan

  22. Russowl says:
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    10 team non-PPR 10 points bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards
    I need two wide receivers and two for the flex

    Julio Jones
    Scary terry
    Odell Beckham
    Devante parker
    Antonio Gibson
    Phillip Lindsay

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Julio, Parker, Gibson, Lindsay

  23. JohnRamboJr says:
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    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

    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    JRJ

    • MB

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      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

  24. Chet says:
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    Thanks, MB!

    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!

    Thanks.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      It’s only a couple spots, go with your gut

      • William Hung says:
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        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

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Yep!

        • Chet says:
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          Thanks, MB and WH!

          • Chet says:
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            Ugh! Cousins with THREE interceptions in the first half. My bad, forgot about Cousins! Ha!

            • Chet says:
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              Uh…nevermind. All good. Ha! Fantasy football is ridiculous!

  25. Pete says:
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    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.

    RB
    David Johnson
    Darrell Hendrson

    WR
    Kupp
    Golladay
    Hardman

    Flex
    Phillip Lindsay

    Bench
    Landry
    Dobbins
    Duke Johnson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stay where you are. I like Lindsay today

  26. Jason says:
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    Pick 2 in full PPR:
    Parker
    Gaskin
    Crowder
    Claypool
    Jonnu Smith

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Crowder and Parker

  27. Zandy says:
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    0.5 ppr highest upside picks please
    Flex
    DHarris
    Plindsay
    Aiyuk

    TE
    Schultz or Gronk

    • William Hung says:
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      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

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Harris Lindsay Gronk (upside)

  28. Jason says:
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    Pick 2 of 4 in a full PPR:
    Crowder
    Claypool
    Gaskin
    Parker

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Crowder and Parker

  29. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    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.

    QB- Cousins/Carr(BYE)

    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

    K- Zuerlein

    D- Rams

    Thank you!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Sanders Taylor Montgomery Evans claypool

      • Justin Gallant says:
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        Dynasty trade

        Metcalf/Jacobs
        Or
        Dj Moore/Mixon

        Thanks!

  30. scoboticus says:
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    Who knew? I should have started Justin Jefferson instead of Allen Robinson. FMFFL

    • scoboticus says:
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      Yeah, I think Jefferson has surpassed Thielen for good.

  31. William Hung says:
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    Lol Mattison… would’ve been better off with James White in .5 PPR

    • William Hung says:
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      Lol Akers not even getting into the game

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