There are some things in life that just don’t work out the way you want them to.  You want to be a rock star.  But you’re an accountant and you sound like Darius Rucker.  Hootie and The Blowfish were never a rock band so you’re never going to be a rock star.  I know, I’m sorry, the truth hurts.  But once you figure that out, you get to pay better attention to what you CAN do and you start singing at college coffee houses to 15 to 20 disaffected youth.  It’s a good feeling to know your place.  Well, I think the Jags have finally figured out what Blaine Gabbert is: he’s not a rock star.  I don’t even know if he should be singing in coffee shops which I’ll say is a euphemism for the CFL.  Admittedly, he was hurt last week and probably shouldn’t have played but the facts are facts: his team scored zero points with him at the helm and he was slinging it everywhere but to his receivers.  If you don’t believe me, just ask Cecil ShortsHe finished last week with just 3 catches on 11 targets.  That’s some straight up Skelton to Fitz circa 2012 if you ask me.  Thankfully, this week Cecil gets not one but two benefits.  Firstly, Henne steps in to QB the Jags, a man with whom he had a very good rapport in 2012.  Secondly, he gets to face Oakland.  I don’t know if you’ve heard this one before, but they aren’t very good.  This should be a coming out of your Shorts party for Cecil and his backfield bro, MJD and a main reason why I said to Buy them yesterday.  In other points of differentiation, I like S-Jax more then others this year week as I’m playing the ‘former team, emotional player’ motif with him and sliding Ray Rice down due to the Cleveland front being better then people are willing to give them credit for.  Don’t ask about Amendola, I’ll tell you out right: it’s me praying he plays.  I’ll move Edelman/Thompkins up if he’s scratched but until it’s 100% true, I shall stay in denial.  Defenses…well, just look at my 8-10 and their comparison to the ECR.  Pretty clear how I stand there.  I don’t post buys on defenses but Dallas’ approach reminded me a lot of what the Bears do out there: ballhawks everywhere.  Could be a good, sneaky hold if you got them for this week the rest of the way.  And with me devolving into talking about defenses, it’s time to get on with it.  Here’s your weekly rankings for week 2 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

UPDATED: 3:50 PST, 9/12/13

 

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  1. Ian says:
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    Edelman or CJ2K in a ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If ‘dola is really out, I’ll say Edelman for the chance at a big game.

  2. The Thumb says:
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    Amendola or D. Wilson in a trade (Flex spot). Is it close?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ooph…I think you should be able to get Wilson cheaper but I’m higher then others on Amendola this year. I’d want the ‘dola side for now.

  3. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’ve got Ryan, Stafford, Pryor in a 2 QB league. I see you have Pryor ranked higher than Stafford. I like the start too but I don’t know if I can start Pryor over Stafford just yet.

    I’m looking at my final WR spot and it’s down to…
    Torrey vs Joe Haden, Marlon Brown vs not Joe Haden, Givens @AtL, D.Moore vs Jax
    Your rankings say Torrey Smith but I have a gut feeling that it’s better to avoid Joe Haden.
    My other starters are A.Brown, Shorts, M.Austin. Graham. TRich. Fumbilitis Wilson. J.Bell

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You do what you gotta do. I ranked them how I saw them. Not sure if I’m missing any questions, let me know if I am.

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Sky: I knew I should’ve used a question mark. The WR thing was the question.

        Standard settings except bonuses for over 100/125/150 yards.
        Pick 1. Torrey, Marlon Brown, Givens, D.Moore. Torrey and Givens are neck and neck in your rankings.
        Also I’m playing Joique Bell at Flex. Would a 2nd guy from that list be a better play over him?

        I didn’t mean to berate your rankings. Just that I find it difficult to make that start. I’m gonna think about it though. I certainly thank you for avoiding run of the mill conservative rankings.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Still like Givens there and Bell got the starting nod at the GL. Think AZ’s defense is good but Lions offense is better so I like Bell this week.

          No offense taken, I just didn’t see a question. Didn’t think you were berating, thought you were just talking out loud and I was like ‘ok…cool story bro!’

  4. Matty says:
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    I see the rankings, but pick 1 please.

    PPR

    J.Bell or C.Johnson

    Got beat up bad last week and looking for all angles. Not sure about CJ2K vs Texans.
    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You see the rankings but are asking me a question about the rankings? It’s still Bell…

  5. Big Ben 45 says:
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    Mike Williams or Chris Johnson in flex? PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      CJ but it’s close.

  6. Nightpandas says:
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    H Nicks or V Ballard at flex this week? (.5 ppr)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nicks

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    So I turned down his offer of Bush for my AJ and countered with Dez for Bush and he turned it down. Now this might be on the table (preliminary talks):

    His: Spiller/Cameron FOR
    My: Graham/Moreno

    QB – Wilson
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Peter Waiter
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Graham
    W/R – D.Rich
    W/R/T – Decker
    BN – Romo
    BN – Hartline
    BN – Buc Williams
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Moreno
    BN – Gio

    6 points per TD, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    Do I jump in and lose Graham? I could pick up Rudolph, Bennett, Celek, and a couple other bums for backups to Cameron if needed. Or do I look for a Dez deal for a bigger name RB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the Spiller side. Cam looks legit. Plenty of passes hauled in that not many guys could. Do it.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: thank you sir, I liked the deal. I sent it out. It’s being contemplated on.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, good luck!

  8. Gbbb says:
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    Thoughts on Kenny stills for rest of year? I would only have Andre Roberts to drop for him.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold. He looks like the field stretcher for them and the 5th option in that passing game.

  9. Will says:
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    Mike Williams (TB) or Gio for the Flex option this week?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll say Mike, but it’s close.

  10. Zandy says:
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    Please rank rbs for my bench. No ppr. Need to start 2 rb and only have Lamar and Sproles. Since Vereen is done :(

    Available rb incl
    B Bolden, Helu, M Bush, Knile, Dunbar, Woodhead, K Hunter

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are you asking ROS or for this week?

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: ROS – also forsett is available. thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bolden/Woodhead/Hunter/Forsett/Dunbar/Helu/Knile/Bush

  11. Brown L says:
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    I love it when all the fantasy websites are telling us to pick up Joique Bell or Hartline, but then barely rank them in the 30s at their position. Since you’ve ranked them as the #20 RB and WR respectively, who would you rather have at the flex? 12 team non-PPR, with shallow rosters, would be starting over the likes of Stevie, Ivory, and Givens.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I trust Hartline’s role more, so I’d lean his way. Think Bush and Bell are gonna be the pseudo-slot receiver until Broyles is back and healthy.

  12. Chipper says:
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    Pick 3: Ridley, David Wilson, Mike Williams (tb) and Givens (stl). 10 team, .5 ppr. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m sitting D-Wil until I know more about his role for Sunday.

  13. Anthony says:
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    Trade Tate and Julius Thomas for MJD? I would have Martellus Bennett to replace Thomas as my TE. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not a fan of Bennett overall but I like MJD ROS moreso then those two. I’d make the trade.

  14. Hans says:
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    Somehow I feel like that standard / ppr button is messed up.
    It’s initially set up as ppr when I open the article, and goes wrong way as I switch it between two.

    Is it just me?

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans:

      Also, Gore or Stevie Johnson for Flex?

      Thank you

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Tough…Gore.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably not. I contacted FantasyPros about it a couple of times when I was making week 1 revisions, haven’t heard a peep.

  15. theevilempire says:
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    With Amendola looking like he’s not going to play, how does that affect Edelman and Thompkin’s value?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Edelman becomes solid WR2, Thompkins moves up into the low 30s. Sudfeld rears his ugly head again in the TE ranks as a sleeper TE2.

  16. Chance says:
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    Flex position has me lost this week: Who would you pick – K. Thompkins, T. Auston, R. Matthews, or R. Mendenhall?

    • Chance says:
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      @Chance: its a PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll lean Mathews.

  17. Cole says:
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    Thank you for the rankings Sky!…I see that you have Marlon Brown up at 33 (ppr), and I couldn’t agree with you more….I’m wanting to pick up Brown in my PPR league because he’ll have a great opportunity with Jacoby out, and he seems quite talented….but i’m not sure who I should drop for him?…my WRs are Pierre Garcon, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd, Emmanuel Sanders, Lance Moore, Golden Tate, & Kenbrell Thompkins

    I definitely wanna keep Garcon & Austin (PPR & return yardage league)…..So I guess out of Floyd, Sanders, Moore, Tate, & Thompkins, who would you drop for Brown?…I’m leaning towards Moore, he’s so boom or bust every week being the 4th option in the passing game…thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough choices…If he’s still out there and nobody’s grabbed him, you could give him one more week to simmer and see what he does. If you’re not willing to do that, you’re either dropping an old standby (Moore) or you could drop Sanders. Just don’t trust that offense in Pittsburgh…

  18. Zandy says:
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    Drop sudfeld or cordarelle p to pick up bolden? or wait for the game tonight?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d like to see what Sudfeld does tonight. He’s first on the chopping block but tonight could change that.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: Drop Stills for Bolden? Happy to wait if you think best – i have a feeling bolden sits tonight

  19. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, Sky. Who would you start at flex in a ppr, Kenbrell Thompkins or Chris Ivory?

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Oh, I have Gio Bernard as well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If Amendola really is out, Kenbrell. If not, Gio.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Sky: Gracias, fine sir.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, good luck this week!

  20. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I don’t know why, but I’m really liking Miami’s defense this year. It seems like they are always getting to the QB. Call me stupid!

    So would you trade Jordy Nelson for Eddie Lacy, where Lacy would be your Flex and Hartline would slide into your WR3? Or do you like Hartline at Flex and Jordy as WR3?

    From your rankings, you’re a big believer of the Philadelphia defense. Is it partially due to the fact that their offense will be putting up points early and often so the opponent will need to play from behind a lot?