Well here we are, week 8 of fantasy football.  It seems like only two months ago this whole shin-dig started…I guess that isn’t much different than saying week 8.  But more to the point, many of us already know if we’re gonna be a near shoe-in for the playoffs, if we have a long road to climb but still in it or ground road kill.  Mom, why does my hamburger taste like Andre Johnson and Matthew Stafford?  Because your father didn’t want you and left!  Wow, shizz just got real there for a bit.  All this to say, 8 weeks in and we kinda know what a team is good at and – conversely – turrible at.  You don’t have to be Charles Barkley to call the Saints defense turrible though it helps.  The least amount of points NO has given up in a game so far is 24 to the Chargers who have been having issues of their own on the offensive side of the ball this year.  All this to say, Eric Decker won’t trip on the 45 yard line this week and should be good for a top 10 fantasy finish at WR.  And for those who think that would be bad for Demaryius Thomas owners, let me just remind you Josh Freeman dropped 420 yards on these same Saints just last weekend.  Trust me, Peyton Manning will find a way to give both wide receivers a good day.  Other than that, Christian Ponder has a nice matchup vs the Buccs and found a way into my top 12 while I have much less faith in Shonn Greene than the other experts and more faith than I should in Michael Bush.  And with that, we’re off to the races.  May your week 8 leave you in the playoff hunt or at least bring you satisfaction as you improve to 2-6 and ruin someone else’s life, pronto.


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Scout
Scout
10 years ago

What do you think about Vereen? I have 2 waiver moves left, and byes aren’t an issue moving forward. I was thinking of using them on Vereen and Broyles. They;d be strictly benchers, with the thought of them gaining late-season value. I’m already doing it with Hillman and Pierce, but either could be cut fir these guys. Guess I need 2 of those 4.

Mike
Mike
10 years ago

Woulda drop Felix jones or Alex green to pick up Jennings?
Standard league
Thanks!

Mike
Mike
10 years ago

One more…Torrey smith or Brandon Lloyd ROS?
Standard league ….

Nico
Nico
10 years ago

Would you trade sproles, Fitzgerald, and my backup te Greg Olsen for Julio Jones and Darren McFadden in a .5ppr?

Captain Kirk
Captain Kirk
10 years ago

@sky

Well… i had the #1 waiver all year… used it last week on felix jones & then traded him for Steve Smith because I needed WR.

Felt good about myself…. then my #1 pick RB… mr MJD goes down and the guy i’m playing this week uses his waiver to pick up rashad jennings and i starting him against me this week.

That being said… I picked up Hardesty, Kendall Hunter, and Dwyer.

In your opinion… do you think richardson plays this week… and if both richardson and the PIT running backs are out… who do you start

Dwyer or Hardesty?

I’m pretty much F***ed.

Derrick
Derrick
10 years ago

Doug Martin or Antonio Brown in the flex in a PPR?

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

Felix jones, Maclin,or Cobb for flex?
Standard league
Tough call

Murph
Murph
10 years ago

You have the Roddy White Julio Jones ranks mixed up just saying…..

I heard that there will possibly be terrible weather this weekend in Philly and the eagles might have their defense together after the castillo firing, Big Ben is starting to look like a better option I guess this one will come down to a game time decision.

Murph
Murph
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky,

Hurricane Sandy 25-50 MPH winds

Yes I believe that was Brady in 2009 that threw for 400 yards and 6 TDs against the Titans in the snow something like 87% completion percentage crazy….Ryan is no Brady and has led a sheltered NFL career in the ATL dome haha

Murph
Murph
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky,

Very clever but even with fantasy football it’s hard to imagine you don’t pay attention to the “Sky”

Hard to sit Ryan and I agree he should finish near the top thanks for the good advice and I must say the rankings look right on point.

Adam
Adam
10 years ago

Who would you rather have ROS in a +1 PPR/+3 at 100 yds bonus — Vernon Davis or Owen Daniels? Davis is already complaining about the offensive coordinator, and hasn’t caught more than 5 balls in any game (not that he’s been unproductive overall…).

exactly
exactly
10 years ago

Skizzy, I want to move Chris Johnson while his value is still high…which of these trades do you like best…both?:

1. cj/cobb for mccoy/mike williams
2. cj/cobb for turner/welker

exactly
exactly
10 years ago
Reply to  exactly

@exactly, what about cj/cobb for gore/andre johnson?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago
Reply to  exactly

@exactly, I honestly don’t like either trade after hearing about Jennings going under the knife. Cobb just skyrocketed into WR2 territory for me (especially if you play in a return yardage league). I have him way above Mike Williams. And McCoy can’t seem to find the endzone. His numbers are good, but what if CJ is finally back? Then you basically swapped Cobb for Williams. I’d avoid any of those deals right now, IMHO.

Dirtyd
Dirtyd
10 years ago

8 team league so every team pretty deep. I need to drop someone for bye week replacement Def(keeping Hou on the bye). Can’t decide between Brandon Loyd Owen Daniels and Kenny Britt. Owen seems like easy choice but its a 2 flex league so Jared Cook is only startable te on waivers. I have Hernandez but worried about future injuries.

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago

Hi, hoping for your advice. 10 team, flex (wr/te/rb) .5ppr, 15 week season – NO PLAYOFFS

WR – Megatron, Maclin, Sidney Rice/Avery
RB – T-richardson, doug martin, ballard, pierre thomas
TE – Hernandez, H.Miller

1) would you trade Richardson for one of: Wallace, Colston, D.Thomas and J.Stewart? And in which order?
2)Would you trade Hernandez for Austin Miles?
3) would you do one or the other or both?

Thanks

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, think im selling-low? only 4-3 and might not be able to afford waiting for T-Rich to get healthy. what other suggestions could you make to improve my roster or is choice #2 it.

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, why arent you higher on Hernandez this week in your rankings? Are you not high on him ROS?
Also, would you rather acquire Turner (could allow me to trade richardson or could be a nice flex) or Austin for Hernandez?

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, if i grab turner for hernandez, would you still hold richardson despite all of his risks or would you make that trade for a WR&stewart. thanks

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, i hear what youre saying about richardson being an RB1. just not sure i can afford to see if he plays (well) till his bye, he has a bye upcoming and that could be 3 weeks of moderate to no production. and I cant afford to lose many more games w/o playoffs. need the best record after week 15….. and if hes hurt later on he could be sidelined the rest of the year too…just weighing my options to accumulate the most pts possible for my weekly roster, position scarcity isnt as important at this stage to me….

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, my RB2 would be Turner or J-Stew

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  timmy riggins

@timmy riggins,

current team:
WR – Megatron, Maclin, Sidney Rice/Avery
RB – T-richardson, doug martin, ballard, pierre thomas
TE – Hernandez, H.Miller (flex)

after potential trades:
WR: megatron, Wallace, Maclin
RB – Martin, Turner
TE – Miller
Flex – ?

4-3 record

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  timmy riggins

@timmy riggins, flex would be J.Stew…

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, Thanks again…having a disappointing season so far, sucks when the majority is underperforming…..calvin johnson, cam newton, richardson inj, amendola inj, hernandez inj (expected huge things)…..drafting a QB 2nd rd and TE 5th rd was too aggressive and missed out on taking 2 key players (RB/WR)

Murph
Murph
10 years ago
Reply to  timmy riggins

@timmy riggins,

With all the injuries you are sitting pretty good at 4-3, no need to panic as your players have a good chance to be healthy in the most important part of the season, playoffs. Injuries are part of the luck factor in this game. One thing to keep in mind is Cam Newton’s schedule it gets a lot easier I think you will start seeing better production as the Panthers work to gain an offensive identity. Don’t overthink it!!! its hard to look at your roster and see a bunch of injuries dont make moves that could cost you the season. Good luck this week.

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
10 years ago
Reply to  Murph

@Murph, Thanks. unfortunately, there isnt any playoffs, thats why each week is so crucial. The team with the best record after 15 weeks wins. So while, Richardson has the most upside as a RB1, hes still not established, coming off an injury, and could potentially cost me the next 3 weeks or so if not more if hes on my roster. instead of replacing him with immediate productivity.

and im very lucky to be 4-3

Murph
Murph
10 years ago
Reply to  timmy riggins

@timmy riggins,

Thats rough sorry I missed that…personally I would hold your team as is with Sky’s reccomendation of moving Hernandez for Austin. Just my personal opinon though.

Rich
Rich
10 years ago

14 team league, Starters: Brees, DeSean Jackson, Brandon Lloyd, Denarius Moore, Matt Forte, Shonn Greene, Jared Cook (practically no depth on bench). Looking to upgrade RB2, but Brees is hard to deal.

Been offered Eli and Jamaal Charles for Brees/Andre Roberts. Eli still has a bye week, Brees doesn’t…Pull the trigger?

Liz
Liz
10 years ago

Would you trade Megatron & Spiller for AP?

Thrilla
Thrilla
10 years ago

Sky,

In a 12-Team H2H PPR League who do you start at RB…

RB (2):
J. Stewart
M. Bush
M. LeShoure
W. Powell

I’m really just curious what you think about J. Stewart and M. Bush this week… I havent seen either this high in a while (I know without Rice, SPiller, etc they all move up, etc)

Play one of the above at RB/WR slot over B. Gibson?

Also, I’m torn between Rudolph and M. Bennett? You lean one way or the other there?

Thanks man.

BountyGate
BountyGate
10 years ago

With Brown possibly back in rotation this week would you go Stewart over Ballard or maybe drop Ballard for Brown?

BountyGate
BountyGate
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky,

According to your rankings Ballard is higher than Stewart. So who is the better start maybe its a coin flip? Seems like Ballard needs multiple carries to have any kind of value

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

I own Ahmad Bradshaw….would u drop Alex green or Felix jones to pick upAndre brown
Thanks!!

The Fridge
The Fridge
10 years ago

Sky – Need some help on a proposed trade. I give Colston and Bradshaw to receive Megatron….I’m obviously thin at WR but can probably afford to lose Bradshaw. Thoughts?

QB Peyton Manning
WR Marques Colston
WR Kenny Britt
WR Jeremy Kerley
RB LeSean McCoy
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
TE Jimmy Graham
BN Michael Crabtree
BN Doug Martin
BN Greg Jennings
BS Alex Green

The Fridge
The Fridge
10 years ago
Reply to  The Fridge

@The Fridge, Am I better off trying to move Jennings instead?

The Fridge
The Fridge
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, Thanks. Just reading the surgery news on Jennings….No bueno.

Paulie Walnuts
Paulie Walnuts
10 years ago

Looking for some advice here (of course).

pick 3: demarius, percy, bmarsh, romo

pick 2: sjax, ballard, leshoure, rashad

pick 1: ben or luck

pick 1: Pats D or Seattle D

Thanks brah.

Paulie Walnuts
Paulie Walnuts
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, thanks.

for the pick 3 above, it’s a 2 qb (or 1 qb and 1 OP player) league and the guy I’m playing has Witten. Maybe starting Romo would help offset Witten’s points or what do you think?

iMP
iMP
10 years ago

Uggh. Jennings is going under the knife.

With Foster/Murray/FJax/Felix and Nicks/Bowe/DMoore/LMoore/Jennings I made an offer of FJax and LMoore to get DMC in order to get week 8 and 9 bye week relief (create a roster spot for a backup TE in week 9, avoid RB 0 in week 8). Would you now consider Jennings cuttable and LMoore less expendable (3WR league) and recind the offer?

iMP
iMP
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, Thanks for the reply. That is how I was seeing it too, but the deal already has enough risk that I was starting to second guess myself.

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago

Im back! Not too many questions, just a couple.. first off in my fav league, i have a stable of backs and wrs. Starting morris (pit) and martin (min) as my rbs and have magahee in the flex.. with my rbs faced with tough matchups, would you consider plugging in leshoure, david wilson(retun yards) or felix jones for martin or morris? They are hard to sit but i do have ALRIGHT options. Probably overthinking it…

Next.. start 4 wideouts, non PPR, julio jones, james jones, britt, ant brown, cruz… Britt gets the bench right? I just dont want to have him on the bench when he goes off.. and the match up is definitely “go-off-able”.. but hard to sit any of those guys now.. btw swooped ur boy ammy off FA after waivers cleared. I wake to hear hes practicing!! Talk about timing, but i doubt he plays sunday.

Anywho, now that i just took up the whole razzball site, tell me im overthinking it and to stay put with my “studs”. Thanks sky!

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, just needed a little kick in the balls after sum thursday panic… Thats why i come here, fellow ball-kicker…

And ouch on droppin danny.. my buddy droppd him too and hes sending me every offer he can to get him back. “I knew i shouldnt have dropped him” is something i heard all day yesterday.. haha i doubt he plays either but britt and ammy look pretty good as my bench depth.

I almost forgot.. detroit D or Minn D?

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, yeah that sucks the big one but you had no other choice.. and who woulda thought he’d be ahead of schedule like he is..? But on a brighter note, thank ya sir. That is all for now! Enjoy ur day and good luck this week as always!

Principle Blackman
Principle Blackman
10 years ago

What are your thoughts on Danny Amendola’s possible return to action ahead of schedule?

He is floating around on waivers in my 12-team, PPR, PPRush, Ret. Yardage league, but I have no idea who to drop for him (I’m currently in first place at 6-1). Here’s my roster as it stands tomorrow if the trade I just made does not get vetoed, which I don’t think it will.

QB Stafford
WR Harvin
WR Calvin Johnson (I just got him for Bradshaw, straight-up)
WR Cribbs (He is currently the 12th highest scoring WR in the league b/c of the return yards)
RB Jamaal Charles
RB Ryan Mathews
TE Tony Gonzalez
Q/W/R/T Carson Palmer
BN Marshawn Lynch
BN Rashad Jennings (I picked him up to cock-block the other 6-1 team)
BN Greg Jennings
BN Brandon Lloyd
BN Denarius Moore

It’s also an IDP league and I’m currently rostering an extra DL since I didn’t want to drop J.J. Watt just because he’s on his BYE. I figure I can either drop Moore or RJennings for Amendola, or I can wait it out and drop my extra defensive lineman after this week and just hope that Amendola doesn’t get snatched up by another owner in the meantime. What are your thoughts?
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Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago

@Principle Blackman, your league sounds pretty competitive so i wouldnt doubt ammy is gone by monday. But if ammy was out there when he was hurt you gotta think no one is going to touch greg jennings after surgery.. and its not like he set the world a blaze when he was on the field. Maybe drop jennings, pick up ammy, then next week drop your DL and get back jennings? Just a thought.. in a league like that you want danny more than jennings anyway, imo.

iMP
iMP
10 years ago

Going to get Jennings “off my lap” to pick up my Week 9 bye replacement for VDavis. (I know, very exciting….ugh…). Have to admit that I have been completely ignoring TEs so far. Do you like Gresham at home vs. DEN or Olsen @ WAS better? PPR.

iMP
iMP
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky, Scrolling above I realize I could think about using Jennings spot for Amendola. Is he a better bet than LMoore in PPR ROS? If not, I probably should just go the TE route as a WR will have to be dropped next week.

Lucas
Lucas
10 years ago

Hi there, please pick two for ppr flexes: Doug Martin, dez, maclin, britt. Thanks!

Jack Full of Hate
Jack Full of Hate
10 years ago

WR3 – Heyward-Bey, Titus, Givens, A.Roberts, Wright?

Rags
Rags
10 years ago

Would you do Gore, Britt and Romo for Colston and JStew?

I have Doug Martin, Donald Brown and Mendenhall as my rbs and Megatron, Austin, Britt, Hartline, James Jones and Andrew Hawkins as WRs.

I’m trying to sell high on Gore with his brutal upcoming schedule (and buy sneaky low on JStew), but is that even a sell high?

Velocity_X
Velocity_X
10 years ago

So I have Owen Daniels on bye and this morning I read that Aaron Hernandez isn’t playing Week 8.

I’ll have to drop Andrew Hawkins to pick up a TE, but it’s looking grim on the wire. Who would you take out of: Marcedes Lewis, Benjamin Watson, Logan Paulsen, Rob Housler and Dwayne Allen?

Brian
Brian
10 years ago

Getting trade offers for Cobb like crazy this week (normal keeper league + return yards)…Cobb was my 9th rounder

My squad
QB: T.Romo, J.Flacco
RB: MJD, D.Sproles, A.Bradshaw, R.Mendenhall, F.Jones
WR: L.Fitz, M.Wallace, R.Cobb, Torrey S.
TE: Heath M., J.Gresham

I’m thinking about dumping Cobb while his stock is hot; here are the offers I’ve had so far:
Eli + Malcolm Floyd Romo + Cobb
AJ Green (8th round keeper) + a scrub Cobb + a scrub

Is Eli a big enough upgrade from Romo to justify that trade? Is AJ’s consistency worth cashing in on for Cobb’s hype right now? Or should I hold out for something better if Cobb has a big week this week?

Brian
Brian
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky,

Sorry, didn’t come through clearly. 2 trade offers (from different teams)

1) I get Eli/Floyd for giving up Cobb/Romo
2) I get Green/scrub for giving up Cobb/scrub

I need to make a playoff run, and I’m not sure if Romo is the guy to get me there or not. But an 8th round AJ Green keeper is tough to resist…

Brian
Brian
10 years ago
Reply to  Sky

@Sky,

Yeah that’s the way I was leaning, too. I’d love to see what Cobb does this week but I think the Green offer might be off the table once the Bengals are off the bye week, so the time to trade him is now. You do agree that I should trade him though?