The fantasy football playoffs are five weeks away for most leagues so it is crunch time for teams that are sitting right around .500 or below. When making trades, you’re taking bye weeks into consideration where you are lacking. If you play in a league with a cap on waiver wire transactions or faab , you are starting to be a little bit more conservative this time of year. Everything counts now. Every week is important in November. 

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Weather

The weather report looks pretty clear. There is a chance of rain in Seattle, which is a real shocker. There aren’t any games expected to be under 40 degrees at kick off.

Injuries

Cooper Kupp – Playing

Tyreek Hill – Playing

Stefon Diggs – Doubtful

Royce Freeman- Doubtful

Dalvin Cook – Low Snap Count 

Sony Michel – Questionable

Keke Coutee – Probable

Chris Thompson – Out

Geranimo Allison – Doubtful

Quincy Enunwa – Questionable

Robby Anderson – Questionable

  1. TT says:
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    2 ?s First ppr, Carson or Ekeler, Baldwin or Parker for flex. Next standard Sony, McCoy or Njoku for flex?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Carson and Parker. I want to say Sony but I guess McCoy because Sony is Questionable

  2. Fizz says:
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    Pick 2:
    T. Coleman
    E. Sanders
    B. Cooks
    D. Cook

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Sanders and Cooks

  3. Water boy says:
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    Hey MB ! Crazy to believe we are in the stretch run!

    .5 ppr league I just accepted a trade want your analysis

    I sent Keenan Allen + Chubb
    I received Mixon + Golladay

    My RBs will now as is: DJ, Melvin Gordon, Mixon, Kerryon Johnson, ekeler, Doug Martin & brieda

    My WRs: Hilton, golladay, Kupp, Sterling Shepard, Doug Baldwin, Corey Davis, amari Cooper, Tyler Boyd

    * if tate was still a lion I don’t make that deal.

    Now that being said would you move either brieda, Doug Martin to pair with either sterling Shepard, Baldwin or Tyler Boyd for a WR? Who should I target for WR in a trade that could help in the stretch run?

    It’s a 10 team .5 ppr league, I am 6-2 – facing a tough opponent who has AB & Mike Thomas but win or lose I made this trade to add insurance to my RB core if Gordon’s hammy acts up down the line sure I have ekeler but I’d rather have mixon too for depth or if amari Cooper has a good game Monday are you holding or selling?

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I love the trade!! I think I would stay still. I don’t want to trade Tyler Boyd right now.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Holding Cooper

  4. Fizz says:
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    Pick2:
    C. Kupp
    J. Gordan
    A. Jones

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kupp and Jones

  5. Fizz says:
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    At TE: Njoku or Rudolph
    At Wr: D. Moore or C. Davis

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Njoku and Moore

  6. Scott says:
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    McDonald or Herndon at te? Enunwa may play for nyj and McGuire too so not sure if that means less work for Herndon. .5 ppr. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Herndon. Enunwa is not very healthy

  7. Relsh says:
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    .5 PPR

    Pick Two: Golladay, Calvin Ridley, DJ Moore

    Everyone has Golladay ranked high this week, but I worry about the Lions running it so much and the Vikings having above average pass defense.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Golladay and Moore. Can’t see myself sitting Golladay

  8. Jake the snake says:
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    Morning MB! I just read a report that gronk is in danger of missing this week. Is it me (I don’t own gronk but I’m a pats fan) that outside of week 1 he hasn’t been Gronk-like? Week 1 he destroyed the Texans for 123 yards & 1 TD

    Then week 2: @ Jax: 2 rec for 15 yards

    Week 3: @ Det 4 rec for 51 yards

    Week 4:vs dolphins rec for 44 yards

    Week 5: vs colts 6 rec for 75 yards

    Week 6: vs chiefs 3 rec for 97 yards

    Week 7: @ Chicago: inactive

    Week 8 @ Buffalo 3 rec for 43 yards

    What’s concerning he only has 1 TD on the season & that 1 TD came week 1 , he also hasn’t gone over 100 yards receiving since week 1. I’m wondering if the pats need to shut gronk down this week & next week, they have a week 11 bye so technically sit him for 3 weeks then you’d think he’ll be good to go unless this injury is going to linger all season regardless. Atleast NE has Josh Gordon but Hogan I feel needs to get going same with Edelman. This concludes what I was going to say about TE in fantasy: its a crapshoot! Gronk went round 2 in my draft and that owner may have second thoughts of going that early especially a round later went kelce & he’s been electric

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gronks back is cooked. He needs to sit til the playoffs

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @MB: he kinda intimated this in the preseason with his comments that “if not for brady he’d have retired by now”. that’s a SCARY line to have somebody just admit then people still are drafting him as high as they do.

  9. Allan says:
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    I’m starting Cohen, Drake, Julio, and Kupp. Need a flex out of Ingram, Ridley, Cook, and Baldwin. Full ppr. Or would you play any of those over the 4 starters?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Cook. And no you’re good

  10. prey879 says:
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    Who would you drop out of Tre’quan Smith, Sutton, or DJ moore in a ppr league?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Tre’quan

  11. Scott says:
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    McDonald or Herndon at te? .5 ppr. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Herndon

  12. Brian says:
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    Ppr. Gamble gronk plays tonight or go with 1 of Mike Roberts, Jordan thomas, clay?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Even if Gronk plays he probably won’t produce. I guess Clay

  13. Jerry says:
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    Would you stream Herndon? Or risk it and hope Gronk plays tonight?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Stream Herndon

  14. JohnRamboJr says:
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    Need some advice on a flex slot now that S.Diggs looks doubtful

    Full point ppr
    1 out of the following group
    T.Coleman, C.Davis, I.Crowell and S.Michel
    Leaning towards Davis b/c Coleman doesn’t catch many passes out of the backfield, but Titans suck

    Thanks in advance,
    JRJ

    • MB

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      Crowell, I think he has a big day

      • JohnRamboJr says:
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        @MB:

        Quick question
        I’m streaming Def and I’m left w/ 2 “legitimate” options
        Miav nyj
        Chargers @ Sea

        Was leaning towards Mia, but I’ve read the field is totally [email protected]&$ed

        Thoughts?

        • MB

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          Chargers can’t tackle so Miami.

  15. Dave says:
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    Hey MB,

    Pick 2 out of Sammy Watkins, Josh Gordon, Njoku, and Greg Olsen. Its PPR and one must be a WR one must be flex.

    Also, should I start Crowell with Michel now looking iffy? Those are my two rb2 options.

    Thanks!

    • MB

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      Watkins and Olsen. Crowell for sure

    • Dave says:
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      @Dave: Also could start Ekeler over Crowell actually

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Honestly like Crowell a lot today

  16. Playoffstretch says:
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    Need to start 2 out of the 3 in each situation:

    1) Watson/rivers/Fitzpatrick/mariota – pick 2 to start

    2) Sutton/ tre’quan smith/ Doug Baldwin – pick 2

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Watson and Fitzpatrick. Sutton and Tre’Quan

  17. btristan55 says:
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    With Dalvin Cook active, play him and his 15-20 play pitch count in the following scenario:
    Need to pick 2 out of Dalvin Cook, Peyton Barber, Alex Collins, Elijah McGuire.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nah, Barber and Collins

  18. Oliver says:
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    Pick two- Sammy Watkins, John Brown, DeSean Jackson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Watkins and Jacksonw

  19. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Cohen Michel or drake today

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Cohen

  20. Andrew says:
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    Russell Wilson or Fitzpatrick this week?

    Who would you start out of Godwin, TreQuan or Valdez Scantling? .5 PPR

    • MB

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      Fitzpatrick and MVS

  21. Cheeeeeeeeeze says:
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    Non PPR, do ya start Mark Ingram or John Brown In the flex?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Ingram. Think he scores today.

  22. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello MB,
    Who do you like to fill in for Robinson this week:

    D. Parker
    T. Gabriel
    T. Smith (NO)
    D. Moore (Seattle)
    Snead

    Kinda ugly, but I need someone. I also have Cobb on my bench, but I am already starting Scantling, so I figured that was not a good option.

    Thanks MB.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hello, Yankee My Wanky!,
      I think Tre’Quan has the highest upside

  23. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    12 team half PPR. redraft. finally caught a losing streak here, still 6-3, top 3ish in points.
    QB RW3
    RB (2) mixon, gurley, barber, martin (had to play this bum this week, hopefully never again)
    WR (2) landry, hilton, kupp, jeffery, t.smith (NO, dropped parker last minute started smith when michel seemed scary to start)
    TE (1) rudolph, doyle (rudolph can be dropped soon)
    1 flex
    IR (1) michel
    K streamer, bailey (dropped for somebody soon)
    DEF streamer (DAL this week), grabbed GB when i IR’d michel. GB vs MIA next week, will drop DAL.

    so for first time in a while i got 2 people to just drop, moves limits here though, i’m at 26/50, so just behind pace for season (pace assuming you get to finals would be 28.125 moves used by now).

    1. how to rank these ROS: rid dick, richard (just dropped), gio B (handcuff value), hines, j.adams (and the other PHI guys as well not named smallwood). seems like adding gio B and somebody else and dropping DAL D and rudolpho (plus kicker for week 10, 3 moves used at least coming up. weekly average would be 3.125 if assumption was that i get to finals)

    2. should i waste 2 moves to grab j.adams (or gio) now or just wait (he’s not in WW since he didn’t play), it’d be 2 moves as i’d have to drop GB DEF (which obviously means i might not get them back at all for their good week 10).

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d say screw it and just grab Adams. He’s the one that I like most anyways.

  24. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    add mal brown to that, i could double handcuff with gio B and him.

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