So you draft in the first round and you take ‘your guy’.  You know who I’m talking about.  He’s the one you had circled in your draft that was gonna carry the load for you this year.  Sure, his surrounding team is pretty boring but he’s the workhorse there and nobody is there to take his place.  I’m talking of none other then Trent Richardson.  He used to be a Cleveland Brown but now he’s in Indy blue and I”m pretty sure some owners are both happy and sad about this, at least for this week.  You see, I have a hard time believing they’re gonna just throw him out there in San Fran and make him the main back for the offense this weekend.  Not saying he won’t get touches and have a chance at being productive, but do you remember your first day at school in a new town?  Remember how uncomfortable everything felt?  You didn’t remember where your locker was and you walked into the girl’s bathroom a few times?  Well, it’s already a bad matchup being in San Fran after the whoopin’ they took in Seattle last weekend.  Imagine not knowing the whole game plan to boot?  He could have a really solid game but I’m sorry to say he’s flex-worthy this week.  What, you’re 0-2 and were counting on him this weekend to produce?  Tough.  Your RB2 was Ahmad Bradshaw?   Well, it’s clear God hates you.  Moving forward, I’ll have to see how Trent looks to know how well he’s gonna fit in there.  The RBs in Cleveland leave much to be desired right now so they’re down in the ‘I play in a 20 team league with 5 flexes’ area cuz…yeah, it just isn’t looking pretty in Cleveland right now.  This also means your streamer defense of the week is the Vikings as the Browns try to compete with Jacksonville for ‘worst assembled team in 2013’ the rest of the way.  Outside of that, I’m still a Cam Newton believer…I really don’t know why.  Ok, NYG just haven’t had it on defense so far this year and think Cam could break out of his funk.  They’ve also allowed plenty of TE points and that could lead to a solid day for Olsen.  If Cam doesn’t succeed, we’re officially broken up until he proves he still loves me.  Outside that, nothing too drastic.  Knowshon is an RB1 against week run defenses until he proves otherwise and if Bush is injured worse then it appears, Bell will wiggle up into high end RB2 this week with a tasty Redskins matchup on the docket.  And with that, I am off to bed.  No wait, I have to leave work first…nah, I’ll just go to bed.  The boss will think I came in early!  Just gotta remember to wipe the drool off my keyboard. But enough about my social graces, let’s take a look at the rankings for week 3 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…


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  1. Jiggy Nits says:
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    My Moreno + Colston for Cobb. OR My DeAngelo +Colston for Cobb

    Rest of RB squad: T Rich, DeMarco Murray, Gio Benard, Bernard Pierce
    Rest of WR: B Marshall, Givens, DeAndre Hopkins, Josh Gordon

    I figure this gives me a lock at WR2 (Colston a bit dissapointing) and I roll with the punched at flex. What say you? Which out of the two do you like more?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: second option gets my vote

        • @Jiggy Nits: If you’re deep enough at RB, it doesn’t have to be fair, as long as it helps your starting line-up, which it definitely does. Cobb should finish a top-5 ff wr this year, imo.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re getting the better player but its week 2…how is Colston disappointing? Think you should hold

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Sky: Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  2. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Trade Steve Smith for Cameron?
    My WRs are Dez, Gordon, Tate, Hankerson.
    My TE would be Clay.
    PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If your TE is Clay and you’re getting Cam, go for it

  3. Zar says:
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    Non-PPR,

    I have Brandon Marshall, and Colston, but need a 3rd receiver. My options are Edelman, Stevie Johnson, or Hilton. I’m considering picking up Randle or Royal. Should I drop one of the WR, or drop David WIlson/Lamar Miller (Or Gronk)

    • Bubba38 says:
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      @Zar: Edelman

      • @Bubba38: NON-ppr you want redzone targets. Edelman won’t be a consistent one. Stevie will. KEEP those RBs at any cost. Either one could break out.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ranked these WR plays in my weekly rankings. Don’t drop anyone

  4. David says:
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    14 team PPR League

    I’m set at WR and TE, but need an RB to pair with Charles and Lacy is out.

    I send: Hopkins, Martellus Bennett, and Lacy

    I receive: Foster

    Fair trade?

    The other guy is desperate for WR and TE. HE is currently starting Harry Douglas, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Gresham.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not really overly hip on Foster. See if he can throw in a sweetener

  5. Clint says:
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    So does your advice to drop Ivory in favor of Bernard change now that I have dead weight Bradshaw on my bench as well Sky?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, you can drop Bradshaw if it means keeping Ivory

  6. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I came to check on Snelling and Shorts. Your pretty high on both. I was thinking about starting…
    3WR 2RB 2RB/WR. TRich, J.Bell, Starks. A.Brown, Torrey Smith, Givens, Miles Austin.
    I think your rankings are telling me to bench TRich and Antonio. Play Snelling, Shorts. Shorts vs Sherman scares me. I’m with ya with Givens vsDal.

    I was wondering how you felt about TRich vs Miles Austin? Not in a celebrity deathmatch. Just in a standard fantasy league.

    Where would you rank Ellington if Mendy can’t go? @Saints.

    • Slim

      Buddah Lovaz says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: The TRich vs Miles was a start question. Not a trade question…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Shorts wasn’t supposed to be that high. My move must not’ve taken. I have him down in WR3 territory this week. I’ll make that fix here soon.

      Ha! I’ll still go TRich for upside. Just TRich is a mystery, I can’t rank him like he’s gonna get 20 touches and even if he does, not knowing the playbook and in SF…just tough overall.

      Ellington would basically replace Rashard. High End Flex/low end RB2.

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. I can’t believe I’m looking at starting Joique Bell, Snelling, Starks as my RBs. That wasn’t the plan on draft day. I’m gonna be stoked if I can steal a Win this week. Ryan, Stafford, Jimmy need to do their part.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Madness by week 3. Sounds about right. Hopefully they come up big for you.

  7. The Thumb says:
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    I streamed the ‘boys D/ST last weekend, are they worth dropping for getting in on that Jets/Bills matchup or are they a potential season long hold? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Thumb: I do like Dallas ROS but given a better stream, I’ll take it. Hop in on that game. Could be full of rookie mistakes and both defenses have been solid so far.

  8. jeff says:
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    could you elaborate on why the jets and Bills defense are both ranked higher than the Vikings this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @jeff: Because they’re actually better defenses. I get that it could be a rout for MIN, but they’re 28th in overall defense so far this year. They’re a streamer, I wouldn’t put them ahead of an actual better defense.

  9. The Thumb says:
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    J Gordon, Hilton, Ivory, or B Tate for Flex this week? Thanks!

    • @The Thumb: Hilton by far, for now. We’ll have to see how, and how often, Hoyer will be throwing to Gordon.

  10. Nightpandas says:
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    ,5 ppr, would you drop Hartline for Givens going forward?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nightpandas: You don’t have anyone else you can drop? I like Givens but trust Hartline more in a PPR format. Just depends if you need stability or upside moving forward.

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions for the consensus here:

    1) His Stevie Johnson and Reggie Bush for my Dez Bryant and either Frank Gore or Daryl Richardson?

    I’m assuming this is a no. But like to look into things.

    WRs: Green, Dez, Peter Waiter, Decker, Gordon
    RBs: Forte, Gore, D.Rich, Moreno, Wilson, Gio

    0.5 PPR, usual stats with some yardage bonuses – 3 points per 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 points per 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    2) In the same league, are you playing D.Rich over Gore this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      1) No

      2) Yup, Gore looks bad.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: thank you sir, I’m turning it down as we speak. Would you trade both Gore and Richardson for Bush? Or steer clear from him for the time being?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The injury scares me and I actually like D-Rich. I need to see him this weekend. If he’s still churning out 3.5 Ypc then, I’ll have to revise and say yes.

  12. Bubba38 says:
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    I see your rankings, but is there any chance in Hades that you’d start Alex Smith against a terrible Eagles D over Eli for this one?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bubba38: Have three letters for you: TNF. Bad stats abound from those, offensively. Always seem to disappoint even when the defense is bad or offense is good.

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        @Sky: Agree for Smith. But maybe for the Eagles, since they run such a novel system, the pendulum swings the other way?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, TNF is all about lack of prep time. But that offense – for as complicated as it is – is pretty much ‘this is what we do’. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the more high scoring TNF matches this year but I also wouldn’t put money on it. Just so tough to play 4 days later for NFL teams.

  13. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade knowshon for decker? .5 ppr
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – Calvin
    Wr – white
    Rb – forte
    Rb – deangelo
    Te – cook
    Flex – Moreno
    Bench – leveon bell, ivory, marlon brown, Bryce brown, vereen, randle

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Oppo Taco: It’s fair. Would rather horde my RB depth and play matchups at WR, though.

  14. Oppo Taco says:
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    I might counter with leveon bell or maybe d will, what’s your take, he needs a rb. Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Same stance. You’re not gonna get much for Bell until he’s healthy.

  15. Jordan73 says:
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    If Vernon Davis can’t go on Sunday, should I take a chance on Vance McDonald or grab one of these four – Clay, G. Graham, Fleener, or Eifert?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jordan73: I wouldn’t go McDonald. I ranked the rest in my rankings.

  16. Zandy says:
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    Sell high on Stevie Johnson or is he for real this year with EJ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Slot receiver so his floor is high. He’s for real as a solid WR2. Just depends what you’re getting for him.

  17. g says:
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    In a bad RB situation this week since my drafted starters were Trich and SJax. I have Mendenhall at my RB1. This league allows the smallest bench ever so I have a weak RB bench of Woodhead and Snelling. Thought on whther i should go Trich, Snelling, or Woodhead at RB2? Its a .5PPR. Thanks in advance.

    • g says:
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      @g:
      Btw I know I can look at your rankings but wondering if the .5 PPR factors in and wanted to hear your thoughts on why you are highest on Snelling in rankings

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @g: Because he’s going to have the best shot to perform for Atlanta vs a Miami team that gives up 4.6 ypc. Dolphins are a good defensive team but I see Snelling carrying the load and getting clock grinding yardage. Even with PPR, think he has a good chance at a TD this week and at least 60-80 yards.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @g: I ranked those guys in my weekly rankings.

  18. AZ says:
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    1pt PPR:

    Who do you like better as a Flex this week, Mendenhall (@NO) or Givens (@Dal)?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      @AZ: Mendy if he’s healthy.

  19. Dawg says:
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    1pt PPR league and I have a starting WR debacle.

    My obvious start is Demaryius Thomas but I have two more WR slots to plug in Bowe, Hopkins, Steve Smith, Steve Johnson. Thoughts on who to plug in? Thanks!