So, this week, we are doing a little Neil Diamond ‘Turn on Your Heartlight’, but using spotlight instead. And we’re using it on Dwayne Allen.   Yeah, it’s okay to be still singing Neil. Shucks, I am as I continue to write this. So the tight end position has become a walking abyss of uselessness after the barrage of injuries have ransacked the rankings. All of these injuries actually catapult the value of Jimmy Graham into a different category.  Don’t believe me? Go look, but I am definitely not waiting for you. I mean Graham was already there, and the rest of us who don’t own him are now suffering through the bye week fill-ins and injury replacements. That’s where Dwayne comes in, and goes Hey Hey Hey. Stick around as I give you some morsels of fantasy goodness that may convince you to join the smoke-show clan of the Hudson river.

First reason you have to love you some Dwayne Allen is Andrew Luck, who is straight killin’ em right now (by a whole 12 points over every other player in RCL universe). Yeah, that’s why Fabulous does all those random, Ohhhhh’s for. So, back to the session at hand… Allen is not going to ravage you with an overpowering cologne like Hai-Karate. He is going to do just what your team needs this week, why? Because I say so. Well, that and I believe the coaching staff of the Colts is finally figuring out what his use is.  He is a great blocker for the run game, as witnessed by his witness protection plan game versus the Eagles. Listen, I get the concern that he is anything but ordinary, but that’s all you need this week. Average with a chance to be above average. You didn’t draft Dwayne to be your TE1, you either picked him up because there are zero options on the wire, or you speculated after Week 1 where he saw 5 targets, 4 catches for 64 YDS and a TD. If he got that this week, would you take the 14 points and dance around? I bet you would there Alfonso Ribiero.

The funny thing is, you never really hear anything mentioned about Allen, and he is kinda of the same career path as someone like a Martellus Bennett.  So with the nickname of “Chuckie’, I can totally see him going all Charles Lee Ray on the Titans this week.  I mean, he calls Andrew Luck the Meal Ticket to his face. That to me is down right awesome, and an ego boost. That’s why I call myself Jay(Wrong) and my pet turtles Hall and Oates. Tangent complete. The Titans defense isn’t awful, but they aren’t on the same page compared to the Colts offense. With Jake Locker looking like an iffy start already, and the great white hope, Charlie Whitehurst as the back-up, the defense is going to be on the field a lot for the Titans. Advantage Allen, who has seen his snap count rise from a 51% rate in Week 1 to an 80 % level in Weeks 2 and 3. For comparison, he has out-snapped fellow tight end Coby Fleener in consecutive weeks.  So, good offense, going to be a tired on the field defense, and a rising capability as a pass catcher. Sounds like a Week 4 recipe to me…

Prediction: 8 targets 6 catches 72 yrds 1 TD

  1. mcBlunty says:
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    I need to drop a rb this week to pick up a def, dropped my balt def to pick up a cousins with peyton on the bye week I have Foster so grabbed Blue on Sunday when the news came out, the options to drop are Blue, Knile Davis, Khiry Robinson, or even Toby G (I have Josh Gordon, but l would ultimately like to hold on him)

    so I do I drop, do I wait till the inactives on Sunday are listed and if Foster is a go drop Blue, or with Charles being back on track do I drop Knile (he seems like the real deal to me)

    to go with this what defense do I pick up, it is slim pickings Chi, Buf, Tampa, NYJ, Phili, or get Balt back (the hot pick ups like SD and Indio are long gone)

    thanks

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @mcBlunty: Def a wait scenario, waiting for Arian decision. Buffalo looks like best of what you’re listing. Though not ideal

  2. BTDRNKS says:
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    So I’m carrying two DSTs right now…i want to grab Crowell. Can I safetly drop the Arizona DST? Or should I hold?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @BTDRNKS: Carrying 2 DST is never awesome, crowell needs to be owned period. What Def did you pick up, who are your other RB’s? Questions with questions, kinda like it

      • BTDRNKS says:
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        @Smokey:

        Hey there…I picked up SD for this week because AZ is on bye. I am carrying Foster, Lacy, Miller, Hill and Blue right now…thanks for the help

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @BTDRNKS: Hold until last minute and drop AZ

          • Btdrnks says:
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            @Smokey: Thanks! Any particular reason I should wait?

            • Smokey

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              @Btdrnks: So you can try and get AZ back next week on waivers, no clue didn’t really think that far ahead. You got me….lol

              • Btdrnks says:
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                @Smokey: ahhh…so I should wait til az couldn’t be picked up asa FA this week! That was a duhhh moment for me!

  3. Mike says:
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    Convince me why I shouldn’t play Bortles instead of Brady( Wilson on bye)
    Has 3good WR….could be garbage time and team can’t run..and Brady is old!
    Am I crazy

    • Smokey

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      @Mike: I am not a fan of Brady, haven’t been. Only way I am playing Brady this week is if he is my backup, I have Edelman and Gronk on my roster for the double ups. Jax will be flinging it all over the place and Bortles wasn’t an abortion last week.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Smokey: i celebrate every day it appears it was better that i wasn’t an abortion, so bortles should be happy as well.

  4. Phil says:
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    Would you trade
    D.Walker for Gates?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Phil: I like Walker’s playoff schedule better, gates better QB. I’d take Walker

  5. J-MoneyIV says:
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    .5 PPR

    Would you start Allen over Paul at TE this week?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: They are equal imo, I like the Colts opponent better

  6. Big W says:
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    Hey Smokey,

    Mcfadden or j matthews for flex this week?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Big W: MJD is looking like a play, so Matthews for me right now

  7. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Smokey I have a few questions Id appreciate your opinion on.
    1. Which side do you like better Sankey or CJ2K for Z Ertz?
    2.who do you like better between Sankey and CJ2K?
    3. Panthers D and B Pierce are both on waivers in my 14 team league
    I have D Murray, Z Stacy, A Ellington, Sankey and C Johnson at RB and the Bills D/ST. Should the Panthers D be a higher priority than B Pierce?

    Thanks!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: 1. Ertz
      2. Sankey
      3. Panthers d over Pierce

  8. Josh says:
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    Howdy smokey!

    Rather own; DMC or MJD? I have DMC but didn’t know if you’d recommend adding MJD by dropping DMC?
    My rbs are gio Bernard, Ben Tate, terrance west, Jeremy hill, Ahmad Bradshaw, forsett, DMC & gerhart.

    Which deal would you go after
    I’d have to do it tonight

    I deal cousins
    I get Zac stacy

    #2 I deal cousins
    I get doug Martin

    If I do any of these Id need to drop a RB; who would be the drop forsett or gerhart?
    It’s .20 ppr.

    Another deal; trade DMC for Andrew Hawkins?
    I tried forsett for Hawkins that didn’t work.
    I love Hawks upcoming opponents.

    Thanks

    • Smokey

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      @Josh: wassa goin on!
      Ehh I hate both guys to be honest, grab theone they say will be starting for best results, though those results are limited

      I think you should go smaller and try and get Crowell and lock down the cleveland RB situation. Would give you Gio and Bradshaw every week until Colts bye week. Then insert Browns rb of choice then in week 10. Trading Cousins could hurt you he has the potential and weapons to be a top 10 scorer from here out.

      Love the Hawkins deal. Do iT!

      • Josh says:
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        @Smokey:

        Thanks for the response smokey
        The Crowell owner is the one who has Hawkins
        I’d like to get him included in a deal but not exactly sure who to give up in that scenario.
        In the mean time you likey DMC for hswkins? I’ll be weaker at RB this, although bradshaw will be my rb1 this week & either forsett or gerhart at rb2

        – my other qb’s are brady & romo

        On the wire for rbs there’s sankey, MJD, Braden Oliver. If the trade doesn’t happen which is unlikely would you then trade DMC for hawkins
        Then drop forsett for the above rbs, or hold there?

        • Smokey

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          @Josh: Well Tate may be a sneaky good guy this week if they arent lying about his health. Like the Dmc deal for Hawk. I’m under the belief that Sankey is eventually going to be the guy in Tenn so I could see it before he blows up

  9. chisoxx22 says:
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    Espn 10 team league. Lost RG3 had to pick up Eli, some trades came up wanted some help. I have lacy and foster. Russel Wilson and gore for foster? Which side he said same trade for lacy. Or Andy Dalton for my Bernard pierce. Low risk on the second

    • Smokey

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      @chisoxx22: Reply Fail sorry…

      I would try to hold both Foster and Lacy for now, the Dalton deal is a no lose situation because Pierce isn’t going to start over Lacy or Arian on Sunday, barring injury of course

  10. Smokey

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    I would try to hold both Foster and Lacy for now, the Dalton deal is a no lose situation because Pierce isn’t going to start over Lacy or Arian on Sunday, barring injury of course

  11. Cole says:
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    Start cutler or Kaepernick this week? And also start Mike Wallace or Marques Colston (also have Cobb and A. brown starting.) This is also a standard yahoo league.

    • Smokey

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      @Cole: Cutler and Colston

  12. alex says:
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    would you start allen over olsen this week in a non ppr league? Thanks

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @alex: No

  13. BTDRNKS says:
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    Taliaferro or Crowell, who is the better stash?

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