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:

Green Bay Packers (-6) at San Francisco 49ers 

Forecast: It was fun while it lasted, but the winless streak has finally come to an end. I’m now officially better at picking Thursday night spreads than the Jets are at playing football; 1-16 here we come! This week A-A-Ron will be right at home in San Francisco, if you know what I mean. Because he likes men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. With the serial killer Dexter Williams and Dr. (Tyler) Ervin the only options left in the backfield, there should be plenty of man meat for Rodgers to feast on down by the bay. The quarterback will pick right back up where he left off the past two weeks, by discount double checking Davante Adams for three touchdowns and, more importantly, 12 ass-pats. The 49ers and their 8th sting crew of misfits better lube up, it’s going to be a long night. Packers 31, 49ers 14

Wager: Packers -6 (5 Units)

2020 Season: 1-7 (-7.55 Units) 

Anyway, here’s my fantasy football rankings for week 9 which will be frequently updated until Sunday kickoff:

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Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

season:
random: 1-4
against 4-1

this week:
random: with you GB -6
against: SF +6

H
H
2 years ago

Ronald Jones or JK Dobbins rest of season? Thank you!

Dominic Brady
Dominic Brady
2 years ago

Legitimately would you go Devante Parker or Antony Brown this week? I’m scared for either tbh. Parker did nothing with Tua (TD but still like 1 catch). And AB first came back.

Dominic Brady
Dominic Brady
2 years ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks! Sorry for all the grammar mistakes lol. I just got up.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
2 years ago

With SF losing all its WRs, you think McKinnon gets much of a bump tonight?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

I think Godwin is playing this week

Bobby’s World
Bobby’s World
2 years ago

Morning donkey- just noticed Calvin Ridley is listed in the 50’s. Do you not see him playing this week? Thanks!

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Hey DT,

Would you move DJ Moore and Hollywood Brown for Damien Harris and Fulgham in a PPR league or hold?

Thanks!

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Hey DT
Wilkins or Hasty ROS in PPR?
Thanks

Kool Aid
Kool Aid
2 years ago

Sup DT,

Needing assistance with my lineup in one of my FPPR leagues. I have a smash spot for several players this week but am struggling to figure out who to start. I am 6-2 and wanna keep the ball rolling now that I’m passed all bye weeks for weekly starters aside from Chris Godwin. Check out the tentative lineup below:

Starters

Kyler Murray
DK Metcalf
Nuk Hopkins
Chris Godwin
James Robinson
JaMycal Hasty
Darren Waller
D Carlson
Washington Defense

Bench

Justin Jackson
Diontae (always hurt but productive) Johnson
Bobby Tonyan
JK Dobbins
Zack Moss
Myles Gaskin

I want to swap out Hasty for Justin Jackson who in turn could be in a shootout and higher appeal for paydirt. It’s a smash spot against the leagues worst run defense but with SF being totally depleted on defense and offense, this looks awful in what could be a juicy matchup. How many points could SF possibly score tonight? I fear that without any paydirt Hasty could be a bust in a game the 49ers likely trail.

2nd inquiry is Godwin vs Johnson. I absolutely wanna play Godwin in this divisional matchup despite not knowing his role with AB now in the fold because there are points to be had across the board. Johnson gets a pristine matchup against the god awful Cowboys but I start to wonder if this is great news or bad news. Maybe I’m overthinking this but this could be a defensive feast for Pitt and the run game is activated all game to keep Ben from throwing a ton. Then again against the Cowboys defense any offensive skillset players doesn’t need a ton of work to go nuclear.

Share your thoughts with me on these guys and what looks like an ideal starting lineup this week. Thanks!

Kool Aid
Kool Aid
2 years ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks for the advice DT. Also one last thing… Is Myles Gaskin truly worth a hold until he returns from IR? I know the injury came out of nowhere but I can’t help but be curious if his role will remain the same when he returns.

American Football Joe
American Football Joe
2 years ago

I have an RB problem (I have Henry…but also Gordon, Henderson, and Gaskin). Would you drop Gaskin to roster Breida or Gallman? And, if so, would you then trade Gordon for Fant?

miles proudfoot
miles proudfoot
2 years ago

Is the SF defense a drop for the season and just pick up a defense based on the Match up? Thank you

Another Dan
Another Dan
2 years ago

Hey Donkey Teeth,

I am in a strong position in my league but seem to be scrambling about a bit each week.

I play in a 10 team, Std Scoring, no IR spots league in which we start 3 IDP players too. My strategy has been to drop the IDP players where necessary to load up on skill players in bye weeks. Worked well so far.

QB :Murray
RB :CMC, Johnson
WR :DK, Diggs
TE:Waller
WR/RB :Godwin
DEF:WAS
IDP x3: Martinez, 2 x empty

BN : Mixon. Gibson, T Higgins, McHasty, Gaskin, Brady, Golladay

1. I need to drop Brady and another to roster the other 2 IDPs. Who is the other drop? McHasty? Golladay? Gaskin?

2. Any suggestions for Def better than Wash this week?

Many thanks for all you guys do.

Best wishes,

Another Dan

Pats!
Pats!
2 years ago

Hey man! Just got offered his zeke for my ekeler and Jackson (rb), 12 man standard scoring.

Thoughts?

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

My ekeler and running back Jackson, or his zeke? Standard scoring 12 man league. Thanks man

Luke
Luke
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke

He offered the trade

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
2 years ago

sounds like AAron jones is playing, but that he might only be an emergency 3rd stringer. are we playing him:
1. over either of d-mont, j-jax for 2 RB slots or over all of: hines (full return yardage points, same as scrimmage), hardman, gus the bus, c.davis (bad matchup), wilkins?

2. in this situation:
RB (2): l.bell, aaron jones, b.hill, breida (sounds out, was going to add howard if jones got ruled out but doesn’t sound like i can now, ervin and dex will not obtainable (plus if jones is even an emergency 3rd stringer tonight he’ll be back week 10)
WR (3): thielen, d.adams, AB, patrick, p-will
TE (1): kelce, graham
2 flexes (those’ll be 2 out of b.hill, aaron jones, graham, patrick, p-will (but probably not p-will till we see tua do something good)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
2 years ago

this isn’t entire rosters in those, from byes.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
2 years ago

just went AAron everywhere, 4/4 on the first 4 plays and looks fine. ervin is in now on the 5th play though. since they already give j-will work even when everybody is healthy this might end up a completely normal AAron game.

Hamtime
Hamtime
2 years ago

1. Being offered Jonathan Taylor/Higbee for my Waller/M Davis (i have hooper on IR). Thoughts ? Should I try and replace Higbee for shenault or goedert? Can also try to counter w Cooper/Freeman?

2. Hoping Stafford can play, but if not, I’m left with Carr, Lock (both potential waiver adds) and Lutton, d Jones. How would you rank for the week

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

I went from having zero depth at the RB/WR position after Godwin & Saquon injuries and an 0-3 start, to a 4-4 record and the following lineup & roster for W9 (12-team .5 PPR):

QB – Kyler Murray
RB – Edmonds, Montgomery
WR – Mike Thomas, Godwin
TE – Hurst
Flex – Dobbins
Bench:
RB – Moss, Drake
WR – Antonio Brown, Kupp, Tee Higgins
TE – Goedert
IR – Mostert (snagged him this week)

I hear the Bears might have Covid complications… Hopefully the Bears play, so Montgomery can go out there and have a big game and stick it to Rotoworld

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

yeah it’s pretty clear rotoworld writers (similar to any area NY team usually in any sport as well) go well out of their way to write him up in glowingly awful terms (it’s actually for comedy their best writing), worse than he is. it’s likely they are some mix of fans/owners of CHI/d-mont.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Yeah his blurbs are comical because if it were a Player A/Player B situation, players who have his kind of snap count and floor are seen as “safe”, instead their blurbs are all about how terrible he is. I almost want to send him these blurbs as bulletin board material.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

yeah they do sometimes mention his floor (which is good esp with cohen gone); but they go REALLY out of their way to constantly mention how slow, lack of tackle breaking, vision, unathletic he is. same way they go out of their way to say how much of a train wreck the NYJ and NYG’s offenses are (which is true, but they don’t go that far out in the effort of the writing on other terrible teams, say JAX, the JAX players don’t get the heap of shit d-mont, NYG, NYJ get). it’s very clear where they have a personal stake, and it’s hilarious.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

i also have d-mont in 2 or 3 spots since he was basically the cheapest floor carries guy in draft entirely (that was known at the time, gaskin/j-rob don’t count),
– a 12’er where i lost barkley (so d-mont went from possible flex to def playing almost all the time)
– a 14 teamer (a keep 2 league where mine are always super cheap but good WR’s (parker and aj brown with last 2 picks of draft cost this year), where i have to grab RB quickly, now have him, gurley, d.harris (somebody dropped him like 2 weeks ago, made NO sense), mixon, kelley, wilkins, mattison (one of these is a drop when mixon is back)
– a 20 teamer redraft with chubb, henderson (waivered when somebody dropped him early season), mattison, j-jax (waivered)