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

 

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toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

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

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

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

ryan
ryan
1 year ago

Who is the better flex option in a ppr league? Higgins or Shenault?

Another Dan
Another Dan
1 year ago

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

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

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

Thanks,
Kevin

hotmilk8
hotmilk8
1 year ago

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??

OtisP
OtisP
1 year ago

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?

Frank
Frank
1 year ago
Reply to  OtisP

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

Frank
Frank
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

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

MisforMookie
MisforMookie
1 year ago

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

Gohawks
Gohawks
1 year ago

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

QDOT
QDOT
1 year ago

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!

QDOT
QDOT
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

yup, tough with bye week changes.

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

thanks.

MJ
MJ
1 year ago

Who to play at flex? half ppr
A.Gibson
J.Jefferson
OBJ

MJ
MJ
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks! GL today.

Gotmeaquestion
Gotmeaquestion
1 year ago

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

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

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

AJ Brown
Kenyan Drake
Jamison Crowder

Allusedup
Allusedup
1 year ago

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?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

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.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

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

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

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

Fizz
Fizz
1 year ago

.5 ppr

B. Cooks or Aiyuk
Akers or D’ernest Johnson

Ed
Ed
1 year ago

I need to play 4.
Cooper
Aj Brown
Crowder
R Anderson
Jefferson
Fulgham

Thanks!

Fizz
Fizz
1 year ago

Standard scoring need a flex

M. Gallup
D. Henderson JR

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

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

Milkman
Milkman
1 year ago

12 team ppr
Terry and Tonyan for jonnu smith and John brown

Who wins?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

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

JohnRamboJr
JohnRamboJr
1 year ago

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

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

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.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

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

Chet
Chet
1 year ago
Reply to  William Hung

Thanks, MB and WH!

Chet
Chet
1 year ago
Reply to  Chet

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

Chet
Chet
1 year ago
Reply to  Chet

Uh…nevermind. All good. Ha! Fantasy football is ridiculous!

Pete
Pete
1 year ago

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

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Pick 2 in full PPR:
Parker
Gaskin
Crowder
Claypool
Jonnu Smith

Zandy
Zandy
1 year ago

0.5 ppr highest upside picks please
Flex
DHarris
Plindsay
Aiyuk

TE
Schultz or Gronk

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago
Reply to  Zandy

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

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Pick 2 of 4 in a full PPR:
Crowder
Claypool
Gaskin
Parker

William Trill Cauley-Stein
William Trill Cauley-Stein
1 year ago

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!

Justin Gallant
Justin Gallant
1 year ago
Reply to  MB

Dynasty trade

Metcalf/Jacobs
Or
Dj Moore/Mixon

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Who knew? I should have started Justin Jefferson instead of Allen Robinson. FMFFL

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago
Reply to  scoboticus

Yeah, I think Jefferson has surpassed Thielen for good.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Lol Mattison… would’ve been better off with James White in .5 PPR

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago
Reply to  William Hung

Lol Akers not even getting into the game