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Don’t get me wrong, I love my son. It is a beautiful thing to see part of you walking around outside your own body. Personally, I don’t get why there are so many Facebook things about “oh I wish my kid would stay young forever!” The joy is in watching them grow and gain new skills. But holy f*ck, stop getting me sick little dude. I wish I had the brain power to type something witty and funny here for an intro, but my sinuses are honestly impeding my frontal cortex. So bear with my Phineaus Gage semi-strep lobotomized article this week. We’re still going streaking! As always I focus on players that are owned in less than 65% of Yahoo leagues following waivers on Thursday mornings. I know you got that green hat Snoop-a-loop.

Tyrod Taylor Tyrod will get the Mafia buff this week at home and draws a Buccaneer team that has been less than inspiring on defense (see also: dogsh*t). At home he’s been 200+ and multiple TDs, and given the wasteland of QB streamers this week, it might be enough to get the job done. Rough matchups for guys you’d like to roll the bones on in Jacoby Brissett, Andy Dalton, Jared Goff, Jay Cutler, Case Keenum and Josh McCown. Trevor Semien will be minus Manny Sanders. Give me the Mafia bump (not the kind those rabid animals are doing in the tailgating lots) and TyGod this week.

CJ Beathard – If you’re expecting an Iowa homer argument for me on CJ Beathard, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. But I do think Kyle Shanahan can work some magic for Beathard (so funny to type his name, sorry I’m a 9 year old humor-wise). Dallas has allowed a lot of fantasy points to QBs, and I don’t think the 49ers would be quick to pull a Kevin Hogan and go right back to what they were doing before. I think you have to see what Beathard can do, just like how the 49ers are wanting to take a look and see what Matt Breida can do for them. I’d definitely put Beathard over Brett Hundley and Mitchell Trubisky if you are going through the younger guys.

Adam Humphries I usually don’t go the route of WRs in this article. But we gotta give love to Adam Humphries (if nothing else because MB needs a Bucs W somehow). 7 or more targets in 3 of his last 4 games, and the one he didn’t hit that mark was a 5 target game. Brought in 15 of the 19 targets he’s seen over the last 3 weeks. And this is with a healthy Tampa receiving corps. It reminds me anecdotally of like an Adam Thielen last year. Keep his name on your waiver wire speed dial.

Austin Hooper I don’t even want to write anything about the Falcons because it’s just going to make me sad. Giving up 20 unanswered points in the second half to lose the game.. I wish I could say I was surprised, but I’m not. In these two disaster losses for the Falcons, at least Hooper has pulled in 12 of 16 targets. PPR fans delight! With the yellow light on Mohamed Sanu probably this week, look for Hooper to get another steady dose of targets as the Falcons look to blow another in the waning minutes.

George Kittle “ANOTHER HAWKEYE ON THE LIST?!?!” Yessir. These are the things you like to hone in on when looking for streamer plays. Chemistry, prior connection. Kittle and Beathard have it from their time together at Iowa. Kittle trails Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin to rank third on the team on targets and given the current situation I don’t see that changing.

Cincinatti D/ST – These Steeler/Bengal games are usually pretty good, and I don’t mean that we always see big stat performers. Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t have the greatest history against the Bengals. Sure he’s still got Leveon Bell and Antonio Brown up his sleeve, but the rest of the team has been kind of sluggish. This Bengals D has gotten 6 sacks in 2 of its last 3 games, an INT in 4 of it’s first 5. While I don’t believe the whole “Ben is toast” thing or the whole “Martavis Bryant trade” thing, I think it will be a semi-unproductive day for the Steelers and a good chance to plug this Cincy D in your lineups.

Dolphins D/ST – I know everyone is swooning over Josh McCown after his performance against the Patriots and the Jets having a good record this year. But I will always take the opportunity to go against Todd Bowles and the Jets. Even if Bilal Powell is good to go, I’m not worried. Do you really feel confidant in any of the Jets receiving options? If you had to put your mortgage payment down on one of these guys to top 70 yards, could you even pick one? Has it been so long that we’ve forgotten the #BecauseJets hashtag? I’m bringing it back like cooked crack.

Stephen Hauschka – Back from bye (which means you don’t have to mess with it anymore), Hauschka converted three or more field goals in the three games prior to the bye. Five of those ten were from beyond 40 yards if your league counts extra for long field goals. The Bills are puttering on offense, but Hauschka could be what keeps them enough games.

  1. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Pick 1 for my RB2:

    Mack, Breida, Prosise, Dion Lewis

    Thanks

    TFD

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Also, someone dropped Smallwood, would you drop any of those guys for him? Would you start Smallwood over those guys?

      thanks

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        Eh, they’re in the same zone, so seems pretty lateral.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Mack. Tough one.

      • EasyE

        EasyE says:
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        @Jay: Hey Dick.

        I agree with Jay. I think I rank those Mack > Breida > Smallwood >Lewis > Prosise ROS

  2. Hanklongball says:
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    Would you let go of any of Watkins, Powell, Forte, McFadden for Humphries or Moncrief?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I wouldn’t no.

      • EasyE

        EasyE says:
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        @Jay: Hey Hanklongball. Gotta tree with my man Jay. Hold tight.

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My RBs- L Miller/ Gillislee/ D Lewis/ Collins/ Breida

    My WRs- Svans/ Dez/ T Hill/ Fuller/ C Davis

    Trade Hill/ Collins for Mixon/ Watkins?

    PPR punt return TDs don’t count for Hill

    • EasyE

      EasyE says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: What’s up Chicken Dinner?

      I would do this trade. I think you need another bullet in your RB chamber. I may see if I could put either Patriots back in the trade for Collins. I have a feeling he could have a continued role in this offense even when Woodhead comes back.

  4. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work EasyE,

    14 team PPR league…

    I need to fill three spots.. (WR, TE and R/W/T)

    with DeAndre Hopkins on bye week, who should I start this week?
    Humphries or Bennie Fowler

    for my TE spot
    Bennett or Kittle

    For my R/W/T spot

    Humphries/ Fowler, Marlon Mack or Aaron Jones?

    Thanks

    • EasyE

      EasyE says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks Rico Suave.

      Humphries is an easy snap call for me. Kittle at TE is easy too. The flex is the trouble for me. I think I have to go Mack. You don’t want to attack the Jags through the air. It’s weird to say the Saints have a better run D than the Jags, but the numbers don’t lie. The Saints have been run on for 124 yards in the past two games combined, with a season high of 132 against them. The Jags on the other end have had 4 games giving up over 132 yards. With Turbin being out for the Colts, we should see more Mack and Ty Montgomery has put in full practices this week. Good luck sir.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @EasyE: Thanks again EasyE!

  5. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Guys TGIF! Which side you rather have for ROS in a 12 team PPR :

    C Thompson & Decker or E Sanders & Rishard Matthews ? Thx

    • EasyE

      EasyE says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Go Johnny Go!

      That’s tough. My initial thoughts are that Matthews and Decker are a wash. That may surprise some, but as far as targets, there have only been 2 games where Matthews severely outpaced Decker. I think if you are setting weekly projections for them they have to be fairly similar, no? That puts Thompson up against Sanders. On draft day this would have been a no-brainer. But Thompson has more receiving yards, isn;t hurt (Sanders already out against the Bolts), and has a better QB. Give me the former side.

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @EasyE: Hey man, thanks for the insight. it is tough no? Yea, i kinda view Decker a wash as well….so its really Thompson or ES for ROS. Fait trade tho, right? thanks!

        • EasyE

          EasyE says:
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          @JohnnyBeGood: It’s balanced, yes. It depends on each parties view on Thompson sustaining some level of production like this and how long they think Sanders will be out or how much he can be limited by this QB situation in Denver.

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