What’s the most important rule to the game of Roshambo?  Always go first.  If you haven’t learned that one yet, talk with a friend about playing and ask to go second.  You’ll learn quickly.  Wanna know what else you can learn quickly?  That the Chargers defense isn’t very good in the secondary.  Wanna know how bad they’ve been?  First off, they’ve given up the most passing yards to opposing teams this year with 1,022.  Yes, they’re beating out the Eagles and the Redskins in that race to the bottom stat so far.  Hard to believe, but they actually gave up a near 300 yard passing game to Jake Locker at 299.  Locker has 572 total passing yards on the year including that game.  You do the math and you’ll find the anomaly pretty quickly there.  So for this reason and for A-Rod and Cam out on bye weeks, I have Tony Romo as my third best QB right behind Brees.  I don’t see why he can’t treat his owners to his own 300 yard passing game and, say, 2 or 3 TDs.  As they say in San Diego, ‘60% of the time, it works every time’ to which Jaywrong usually responds in Burgundese.  Outside of Tony, I’m seeing the ‘you’re crazy’ markers next to my Tannehill and Dalton rankings via ECR.   That also applies to my Moreno call but I think he’ll play better rock, paper, scissors this week I guess.  Apparently my Chris Givens love never dies either and somehow Rod Streater is gonna blow up this week according to my rankings as well.  And apparently I’m the only one who’s figured out that the SF defense hasn’t been good for a while now as I’ve moved them down to ‘take’um or leave’um’ territory down by the Texans.  I don’t know what my kickers look like, you’ll have to tell me.  I have 1,000 trained mice whom I have picking grains of rice out of a bag with names like ‘Walsh’ and ‘Hartley’ on them.  It’s a complicated process but at least it’s a process!  More time spent on them than other ‘perts, most likely, to say the least.  But enough fluff, on with the show.  Here’s your week 4 rankings for the 2013 Fantasy Football Season…

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  1. One Man Crusade says:
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    Want your thoughts on a keeper league deal….I shipped Witten and deangelo Williams for flee near, David Wilson and 2014 3rd round pick. My starting TE is Jordan Cameron and my 3 rb are muscle hamster, spiller and s-jax. My thinking is if Cameron does get hurt I can use fleener and play the wire…..just not sure if I have too much faith in wilson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Trade makes sense for a keeper league. Go for it.

  2. Justin says:
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    Hey man great work as always, Im thinking Woodhead should be ranked a little higher. He looks to be gaining more snaps a game, and is one of Rivers fav targets. In PPR leagues he will be more valuable then players like McFadden BJGE and others..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Justin: He finished as the 25th best back last week in PPR leagues. Don’t think you should hang your hat on him after one week of production and say he’s better than DMC.

      • Justin says:
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        @Sky:

        I wasn’t trying to tell you how to do you job sky, it was just an observation. I didn’t mean for it to sound dickish. My apologies. I didn’t realize he was only the 25 best rb in ppr. I learned my lesson on this one. Thanks again for the insight and the clarification.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Justin: Never took it that way, was just giving clarification of why I’m not that high on him. Don’t think even if Mathews goes down he takes on much larger of a role. He’s good in a limited capacity but he’s not a 20-25 touch guy.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Justin: You go ahead and put Woodhead a little higher on your website rankings.

  3. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    Morning Sky : Who are you starting as RB2 this week, Snelling or Fred Jackson? Seems like nobody is buying FJax and he continues to make Spiller owners look foolish.

  4. Derrick says:
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    Decker or J. Bell in the flex spot in a PPR league?

    Thanks!

    • @Derrick: Go Joique. He’s getting like 9 touches per game (mostly through the air), even with a healthy Bush. Bush has a sleeve on his knee, last I heard. Joique should be good for at least 12+ pts in a ppr. Factor in his vulch-potency, too.

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Solid as usual Sky….no kitty can’t have any of my pot pie!

    Here comes the first of many flex questions today:

    For this week: Hartline, Snelling or Gronk? (Might be two answers depending on whether he starts)

    .5 ppr 10 teams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nightpandas: NO KITTY THAT’S A BAD KITTY!

      Yeah, if Gronk starts, I want him. If not, I’ll say Snelling

  6. HansC says:
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    Morning,

    Harline or Snelling for FLEX Spot?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @HansC: Snelling

  7. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Joique Bell or Nicks as a flex play?

  8. Dave says:
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    Cleveland D or at st Louis D?

    • willy says:
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      @Dave: Rams ranked higher if you look at Sky’s list

  9. JustWinIt says:
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    PPR League. I have Mendenhall sitting on my bench since I have 5 RB’s. Thinking of picking up Percy Harvin as week 7 hopeful return before someone else snags him up. Do you think he has a chance of contributing, and if so, sooner than later?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JustWinIt: If he’s returning week 7, it’s a limited return. Think it’s more reasonable to count on production from him later, probably after week 10.

  10. fitz says:
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    Sky, do you like either of these deals in a PPR?

    I trade MJD, Tavon Austin for Sproles, Amendola

    I trade Forte, Tavon Austin for T-Rich, Amendola

    thanks for the help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @fitz: Prefer the first one

  11. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Not a rankings question but hoping to get an opinion or two:

    Own both DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. Can obtain either Lance Dunbar or Kendall Hunter in a trade. Price for each is the same. Which is the better to own?

  12. Bubba38 says:
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    Why me??? Why do I punt on QB’s every year just to torture myself with having to choose between Manning and Bradford??? WTF. What’s the consensus? Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bubba38: Cuz it’s fun! I assume you’re wondering what others think of who to start besides me since I ranked them in my rankings above.

      • Bubba38 says:
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        @Sky: Haha, I do put credit in your rankings but there isn’t a lot of difference. I’m leaning towards Eli but after last weeks debacle I’ve lost a lot of faith in him. And then there’s the question of whether SF’s defense will show and if KC’s defense is for real. I think I’ll go Eli. Until I change my mind…again.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bubba38: Ha! SF’s defense isn’t intimidating but TNF is known for not being pretty for fantasy owners usually. I believe in the KC defense. The Dallas game was the proving ground for me.

          • Bubba38 says:
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            @Sky: So, you’ve just contradicted yourself and made me even more unsure. LOL. I’m going with Eli Bradford. I mean Sam Manning.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Bahaha, I did! THey’re close for me this week. Storylines across the board could be written why one or the other is better. I think you get Eli bounceback this week but I think they could both end up with 2TDs and 2 picks with 250. Even the consensus on fantasypros has them right next to eachother.

              • Bubba38 says:
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                @Sky: My son’s name is Eli. So there it is. He gets the start this week.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  But isn’t his nickname Bradford?

                  • Bubba38 says:
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                    @Sky: I went with Bradford. I’m my own worst enemy.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      And you have Lit CD to prove it!

  13. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    In a related note, I would love if Razzball had a “Handcuffs Feature” – list each NFL team, and score the variables going into deciding handcuffs:

    1) Player’s skill independent of team (high for Ben Tate, low for Jackie Battle, for example);
    2) Incumbent’s injury history/likelihood of going down (high for DeMarco Murray, low for Alfred Morris, for example);
    3) Offensive line grade (high for good running teams, low for poor running teams);
    4) Likelihood of full-time carries in event of injury/promotion (some RB’s will take over, other RB’s will revert to a timeshare)
    5) Team’s schedule vs. running teams rest of the year.
    6) Anything else I’m missing

    I think it could be an interesting feature; Razzball baseball ranks handcuffs for CL, and I think it’s an interesting focus in FFB but where football has a few more variables to look at (which readers can decipher or perceive differently).

    Just a thought. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: this would be like what ron shandler’s baseball forecaster does for baseball players. VERY useful.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          How dare you assume we try to be useful!

  14. Tim says:
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    I have Romo at QB and
    Gronk,Cameron and J Thomas at TE..so need to trade TE
    Would u trade Gronk for Cam Newton?
    Not sure i can win league with Romo and concerned with Gronk health before he gets back.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tim: It’s fair, though I don’t agree you can’t win your league with Romo

  15. Tim says:
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    One more..
    Lacy or Ben Tate ROS?
    Is it close
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tim: We don’t know the status of Lacy’s job or head so I have to say Tate at this point by default.

  16. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky

    flex spot in 0.5 ppr

    David Wilson, Jason Snelling, or Cecil Shorts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Captain Kirk: Snelling with Shorts right behind him.

  17. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Is this Spiller rank because of potential injury, or because he has been bad? Should I really bench him for MJD assuming full practices all week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: He hasn’t been bad, Baltimore is 4th in total rushing yards allowed this year…

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Yo Sky,

    You have Moreno above Gio in your PPR rankings. You told me to start Gio and Gordon over him in my 0.5 PPR. Still going with that? My gut says so, but just wondering your opinion. Thanks, brah.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: You asked before I had ranked, it happens. Moreno could’ve had a reasonable week last week if he’d won rock/paper/scissors it sounds like. Think he catches a few more passes and nets a touchdown. They’re close enough in rankings that I don’t think there’s a huge enough difference. They’re both very TD dependent for fantasy value.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: Oh yeah, I’m not mad atcha, just wondering if something changed overnight in your mind. My gut still says Gio and Gordon, but there’s something about Moreno in that offense. Makes me feel like he’s due for a 20-30 point night at any time.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, that’s the thing with the Denver crew: even Moreno as a starter just can’t guarantee fantasy success. One week he scores 2 TDs, next week he leads the team in touches but has the least amount of points. So hard to predict week to week. Just think Moreno has a shot at a very strong week but I wouldn’t hate you if you went Gio.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: so just to pick your brain one more time… I like Gio, makes me feel good thinking (albeit incorrectly) I have an Italian on my team due to my heritage. I think I should leave him in there. Would you play Moreno over Gordon then with Gordon going against the much more difficult D compared to the Mini Soda Vickies last week? 0.5 PPR, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing, 6 points per TD.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              It’s tough but I think Gordon will get enough targets to make up for the bad matchup. Always rough sitting the guy who just went off for a guy who underperformed. I think they’re all three crapshoots in their own way, though, for varying reasons.

  19. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky

    one more quick question.

    Flex spot in different league w/ 0.5 ppr

    DeAndre Hopkins, Daryl Richardson, or Brandon Bolden

    Thanks