I just snuck out of a court ordered gambling rehab facility to write this post, so I’ll have to be brief. After I was arrested for stealing old ladies’ purses from the retirement home down the block to fund my string of Arizona Cardinals’ Super Bowl wagers (a 50:1 lock!), the judge sentenced me to 6 month’s of in-patient rehab. Since I’ll be releasing my weekly fantasy football rankings each Thursday morning for the duration of the season, I’ve decided to throw in some bonus bold Thursday Night Football predictions along with my expertly handicapped pick for the contest:

Atlanta Falcons (+3) at Carolina Panthers

Forecast: The streak is alive and well! I’m like the Adam Gase of picking Thursday night games—0-17 here we come. On this week’s Thursday night touch fest we have a mismatch of predators. How is a falcon supposed to compete with a panther? Normally the falcon doesn’t stand a chance, but this flock has a secret weapon: The Toddfather. Having lost to the Panthers at home back in week five, the Toddfather will be looking to serve up his cold dish of revenge. And even while wearing his two gloves, Teddy won’t be able to handle the frigid dish—a recipe which great-great-great-grandmama Gurley first served to great-great-great-grandpapa Gurley. Look for a vintage Todd Gurley four touchdown line as the Falcons peck away at the Panthers in primetime. Falcons 42, Panthers 24 

Wager: Falcons +3 (4 Units)

2020 Season: 0-7 (-11.55 Units) 

Anyway, here’s my fantasy football rankings for week 8 which will be frequently updated until Sunday kickoff:

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  1. otisP says:
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    Been offered a deal in full point PPR league that I think I have to take: I was offered Zeke Elliott, Chris Carson, and Julio Jones for Kareem Hunt, James Conner, and Jarvis Landry.

    Currently my RBs are: Hunt, Chubb, Conner, CMC, Justin Jackson
    Currently my WRs are: Tyreek, Lockett, Landry, and Slayton

    After the deal my lineup looks very strong:
    QB Josh Allen
    RB CMC (if he plays this week, otherwise Justin Jackson)
    RB Elliott
    WR Jones
    WR Hill
    Flex Lockett
    TE Henry

    Another option would be to just try and pull off a one for one deal given I have four top RBs with Conner, CMC, Chubb, and Hunt. Perhaps I swap an RB for a WR?

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I like the deal. I’m expecting Carson to be out a couple weeks but you don’t need him right now anyway. I’d pull the trigger.

      No problem!

  2. Dan says:
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    Hey DT,

    Would you move Hollywood Brown for Antonio Gibson in a PPR league? I think he’d throw in Jimmy Graham as well.

    My only legitimate RBs are Conner and CEH.
    My starting WRs are DJ Moore/Hollywood/Diontae/Higgins, and I’d start Claypool for Hollywood at least this week as AG is on a bye. I could use the RB depth. What would advise?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Dan says:
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      Also it’s just Hollywood for AG. No Graham.

      Thanks.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Hey Dan,

        Yes, I’d want Gibson there.

        No problem.

  3. Water boy says:
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    Hey Donkey teeth! Speaking of donkey I’m watching shrek Halloween with my daughter now !

    10 team/ full ppr.

    My roster:

    QB Brady

    RBs are Dalvin Cook, CEH, James Robinson, Mark Ingram, Dobbins, chase Edmonds, gio bernard

    My WRs are Hopkins, Ridley, Edelman, mclaurin, Fuller, Travis Fulgham, Brandon Aiyuk

    My TEs are: Jonnu smith, Richard Rogers & Goedart stashed on IR. Once Goedart is active I’ll drop Rogers

    D: Chiefs D

    Kicker Ryan succup

    Would you do any of these deals? Would they help or hurt my depth?

    1.) deal James Robinson to get tyreek hill?
    – I’ve been in talks with that owner he is willing to do that
    If yes my WRs would then be Hopkins, Ridley & tyreek hill
    We start 3 WRs can be up to 4 w/ flex, should I have him throw in Chubb or Antonio Gibson?

    2.) deal Will Fuller to get Chris Godwin or don’t touch Godwin with a 10 foot pole?

    3.) deal James Robinson + either mclaurin or fuller to get kamara?

    4.) deal James Robinson to get tyreek then flip tyreek to get kamara straight up? Kamara owner lost obj

    5.) deal James Robinson to get Julio Jones or thielen?

    6.) deal James Robinson + fuller to get Tyreek hill + one of Chubb or Antonio Gibson?

    7.) deal my James Robinson + fuller to get gaskin + diggs or Justin Jefferson?

    8.) deal gio bernard + ayiuk to get AB? AB owner has mixon & he only has 2 RBs on his roster in mixon & Conner.

    9.) deal chiefs D + James Robinson to get tyreek hill , bucs D & Chubb?

    Or stand pat overall?

    Thanks man!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yo Water Boy!

      1. It’s fair but I’d rather have Robinson. With Gibson or Chubb I think it’s a slam dunk though.
      2. Eh, risky. I’d want Godwin but maybe you can get another something added on?
      3. Yes, would do either to get Kamara.
      4. Yes, if you can.
      5. Nah
      6. Answered in 1.
      7. Nah
      8. Ehhh it’s fine. If you want to gamble on AB go for it, he’s still a dart throw though.
      9. Sure

      No problem!

  4. William Hung says:
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    I picked up Tua, but now thinking of rolling Mayfield and Rashard Higgins for W8 stack – do you think Tua will get some rushing yards so his floor could potentially be higher?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I debated moving Tua high and I still might. Not sure about his floor…he is a rookie in his first start after all. But the ceiling is very high.

      I think if I wanted floor I’d go Baker and Tua for ceiling.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        wow, before typing that imagine the hilarity of thinking “mayfield is the floor guy” (not making fun, i understand it here, but i bet everybody if they themselves thought it how funny that is)

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Haha there’s a first for everything!

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            well i mean if we’re comparing foles to mayfield we could easily call mayfield the floor guy (and the ceiling guy in that case). it’s just rare that we’re talking about guys this lowly ranked at that position as the floor guy (unless we were talking about like a 20 teamer or something or 2 QB’s/super flexes as to which 2nd QB to use)

            • Donkey Teeth

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              True

  5. hitzone says:
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    12 non ppr keep 3 (2rbs/3wrs/TE/flex)

    Fielding Zeke offers trying for 3rd straight championship

    1) my zeke for Hopkins

    2) Zeke for devante Parker, 1st rounder (top 5 pick), 6th rounder

    3) Zeke for Godwin, 2nd rounder

    4) Zeke for Mike Evans, 2nd, 5th

    5) Zeke for Metcalf and a 5th

    QBs Tannehill, Burrow
    RBs Zeke, CMC, Mixon/Gio, Swift, Moss, Mattison
    WRs Davante, Jefferson, Lamb, Higgins, Reagor
    TE Gronk, Goeddert, Ertz

    Yes/no on these and which would be your top 2?

    Thanks for all the help football/baseball!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Fair but think I might rather have Zeke with your team. Hopkins does feel safer at this point though.
      2. Pass
      3. Pass
      4. Pass
      5. Pass

      #1 is easily the top for me, #5 & 3 would be next but I don’t really like them.

      No problem!

  6. Chet says:
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    Thanks, DT!

    You don’t seem to be very excited about Antonio Brown. Are you worried about off-the-field setbacks or do you think he’s no longer the player he used to be? I was lucky enough to grab him off the free agent board when I heard of his signing. My 3-4 team needs him to be the player he was (on the field…ha!) back in Pittsburgh.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure, Chet!

      As far as AB goes, I don’t have much doubt about his talent. But he’s coming into a crowded receiving corps and off-the-field issues are always a concern. There’s no doubt he has win-your-league upside and should absolutely be owned, I’m just not valuing him as a top 20 WR or anything yet. Let’s see him on the field first…

      • Chet says:
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        Sounds good. Thanks for the response!

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Anytime!

  7. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    made a point about how badly DAL is going and challenging some other shitly ran franchises to come up with matching your D coordinator not being able to do an interview since he rubbed tabasco in his own eye (if a guy can’t remember to clean that off his fingers before rubbing his eye, guess what other stuff he forgets etc); here’s another one:
    https://www.rotoworld.com/football/nfl/player/51790/gardner-minshew

    like pitchers in baseball that try to hide injuries to keep their jobs or whatever other reason (so full of themselves and their ability to push through whatever with no self awareness at all with how much they aren’t really themselves (peak skills) while doing that), here we got minshew playing on broken/messed up hand parts for 2-3 games already, and JAX apparently didn’t know anything about that.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      “but man he sure does wear cool shirts!”

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        And how bout those jorts!

  8. toolshed says:
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    Would you use matt ryan tonight? Carr is my backup and faces cle who has been vulnerable to the pass but there is supposed to be rain and wind in the forecast on Sunday. Ryan is really holding my team back. I thought he was a set it and forget qb with their bad defense. He has been so erratic. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Ryan, thinking there will be lots of passing. No problem.

  9. Skufer says:
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    I’m offering up Allen Robinson, Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds for Davante Adams. Too much for Davante ?

    • Skufer says:
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      I’d also be getting Evan Engram

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hmmm depends how much depth you have. I’d say it’s a pretty fair deal…

      • Skufer says:
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        I have K. Allen and McLaurin and also have Mixon, Dmont and J. Taylor so I’d benefit me. I think
        Thanks for the response.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yeah I think do too. Good luck!

  10. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    random: 1-3
    against: 4-0

    this week:
    random: CAR -3 (coin going against you again after 3 times in a row with you)
    against: CAR -3

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      *against: 7-0 (soon to be 8-0 I’m sure)

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        yeah but i didn’t start doing this till after 3 weeks were finished. so i couldn’t compute the random fairly for those weeks, figured i’d keep them both the same.

  11. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    read the flexies post, here i got a spot i need to drop somebody when goedert is back anyway, which shouldn’t be long. as long as he’s back by hurst’s bye week (10) dropping everett shouldn’t be an issue. assuming perriman plays what about t-jo (TB) over him this week? godwin out, evans hurt and probably getting shadowed, AB can’t play yet, s.miller probably in for good week too but also somewhat hurt. 20 team redraft PPR.
    QB (1), AAron, fitz (don’t need him anymore, he was still starting by AAron’s bye week, but there ‘s always a chance of a trade or tua gets hurt or benched later, NO QB’s are in FA, no hoarding rules here)
    RB (2): duke, henderson, d-mont, j-jax, mattison
    WR (3): perriman, mclaurin, shenault, renfrow, golladay (so right now both of perriman/renfrow having to start this week from byes)
    TE (1): hurst, everett
    1 flex
    IR (10): goedert (somebody dropped him, i waivered and stashed), chubb (duke easy drop when chubb’s back)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yeah I like JBs call on tyler johnson this week

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        could go j.reynolds too, but relying on him or v.jefferson (even less so) in the way the LAR offense is being run this year doesn’t seem safe. having said that he’s gotten at least 5.5 pts per week over the last 5, and 4-8 (8 only last week) targets over that time.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d go with Johnson

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            oh wow, that’s dirty play. trying to knee sweep a dude that’s had major knee (like ALL the tendons) surgery. dirty already, certainly to bridge.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              then hitting him in the head after. he’s already down when he got head wacked too.

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Yeah double dirty bs.

              Hope he comes back and beats em…

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                shouldn’t be hard if he can, everybody else does.

                • Donkey Teeth

                  Donkey Teeth says:
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                  Yes, would be way more surprising if they don’t come back

                  • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                    he’s back now, but for some reason he missed 3 plays from the same drive he came back in, maybe it takes that long to put his helmet on. who knows, it doesn’t appear any concussion issues (or he’d have not been on the side of the field either that quickly), or knee, it appeared to be a most likely neck thing.

                    • Donkey Teeth

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                      Yep, definitely neck

  12. JC says:
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    1. I must activate Crowder. Who is my drop?
    2. Best on the wire: Chiefs D, Cards D, Lutz, Koo, Agholor, Higgins, Patrick, Harry, T Johnson. Any swaps After activating Crowder? Context: 5-2 record with third most points and top backs all have had their bye weeks completed. Playoffs seem likely given my schedule. Looking long term.

    Tannehill (lost Dak, ugh)
    Cook, Taylor, Gaskin
    Julio, Golladay
    Waller
    Pats
    Carlsen
    Bench: Mattison, Kelley, Boyd, Slayton, Beasley.
    Out: Crowder.

    • JC says:
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      Plus Hurst at TE. Forgot him!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose hurst and the swap Beasley for Higgins

      • JC says:
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        It is Rashard not Tee btw. Sorry.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yeah I figured, still Higgins for me

  13. LK says:
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    Would you trade Corey Davis for Jalen Reagor? Eagles have a great ROS schedule for passing game. Thanks!

    • LK says:
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      How about Gio Bernard for Reagor? I’m strong at RB (Kamara, J Taylor, David Johnson, Chase Edmonds, Gio)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes to both assuming you don’t need to start Gio this week. No problem!

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