fozzybear

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? I think that’s how that goes. Here’s my version. Jonathan Stewart was a Duck. Jonathan Stewart had no luck. Without a hammy, what was he? He was Fozzy Whittaker’s ticket to a one hundred yard rushing day. Ok, so that wasn’t very good. How about this one. JStew knew what to do. JStew his hammy blew. JStew knew it true, do you? Admittedly that was not much better. I could keep going with the mediocre attempts, but, contrary to popular belief, I have better things to do. Jonathan Stewart went down. Fozzy Whittaker stepped up, and has been named to my weekly “Are you sh!tting me with this lineup” lineup…

QB: Ryan Tannehill (25.06 points, 29 percent)
RB: Isaiah Crowell (21.30 points, 61 percent)
RB: Fozzy Whittaker (12.60 points, 2 percent)
WR: Marquise Goodwin (18.20 points, 1 percent)
WR: Danny Amendola (17 points, 6 percent)
WR: Greg Salas (16.90 points, 0 percent)
TE: Jacob Tamme (16 points, 6 percent)
FL: Dennis Pitta (14.70 points, 9 percent)
K: Brandon McManus (15 points, 26 percent)
DST: NYG (14 points, 9 percent)

Ryan Tannehill – I almost decided to go with Blaine Gabbert at the quarterback position. He scored a few less points, but his ownership is much lower at four percent. Then I started thinking. Even if Gabbert strings together a few solid starts in a row, no one is ever going to pick him up, let alone start him, outside of three quarterback leagues. So that leaves us with Ryan Tannehill of beans. I really liked him coming into last season. Guess I was wrong on that call as he finished the season 17th among QBs. I don’t see him as anything more than a bye week fill-in this year, but he did end week two with 389 yards passing and two touchdowns. I’ll just ignore those two interceptions.

Isaiah Crowell – I was a bit iffy about including him in this post since his ownership was at 61 percent. That’s a little higher than the criteria for eligibility, but considering he scored the most points for a running back, outside of Matt Forte, I felt he deserved to make the cut. I mean at 61 percent, that means he’s available in 39 of every 100 leagues.  Any time a player scores the second most points at a position in a week and is sitting on the wire in that many leagues, he’s got to be mentioned here, right? Eighteen carries for 133 yards and a score are great numbers. BUT…. His numbers are deceiving considering he had an 85 yard touchdown run. That’s great and all, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. Take away that play and his line is 48 yards on 17 attempts and no touchdowns. I have no idea what’s going on Cleveland, but I’d probably take a flyer on the crow.

Fozzy Whittaker – When Jonathan Stewart went down with a bad hamstring, Whittaker got the call. He answered said call by rushing 16 times for 100 yards. Not a bad day for a guy owned in just two percent of leagues. It seems while Stewart is out, Fozzy might be the back to own in Carolina. I said “might”. I’m not sure what to expect out of him, especially with Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert getting their share of carries and goal line opportunities. But the Panther do score their fair share of points. Before last week, Whittaker had never even had double digit carries in a game. I’m certainly not starting him this week against the Vikings. Not to mention all the chatter about Cameron Artis-Payne getting his share of touches.

Marquise Goodwin – Let’s say you had the balls to start this lineup, do you think your opponent would have said “good win” after it was over? Or would he just be embarrassed that he was severely outplayed and that all of his trash talking had just blown up in his face? Marquise might have scored 18.2 points, which was more than names like Jarvis Landry, Larry Fitzgerald and Jordy Nelson, I don’t expect his ownership to change at all. He had two receptions for 112 yards and a score. One of those catches was an 84-yard TD grab. Just like with Crowell, if you take away the big play he has one catch for 28 yards and a whopping 3.3 points. More like Marquise Badloss.

Danny Amendola – Mr. Amendola caught all four of his targets on Sunday for 50 yards and two touchdowns. All four passes thrown to him came from Jimmy Garoppolo. Once Brissett entered the game Amendola didn’t see another target. This was a nice game for Danny, which may have been even nicer had Garoppolo not gotten injured, but I just do not see him as a reliable fantasy producer. So for those of you asking if you can get an “amen” for Amendola, I’m gonna have to pass. Besides I think religion is for the birds.

Greg Salas – Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. No! Although his last name is a palindrome. Too bad his first name isn’t Grerg.

Jacob Tamme – Now here’s a guy I might be looking to add. I thankfully had this guy in all of my DFS lineups last week. This was his second game in a row with 8 targets. He now has 11 receptions, 126 yards and a touchdown in two games. Matt Ryan is going to throw the ball, and with Julio Jones drawing the lions share of the defense’s attention, Tamme just might be the guy that is able to reel in 5 to 7 catches a game. Even if none of those are for touchdowns you are still looking at about ten points. You could do a lot worse at tight end.

Dennis Pitta – Here’s what I said about Pitta last week when asked about my thoughts on him versus Jesse James. “If Pitta can get back to form, he and Flacco have always had a nice connection. However this was his first game back in like two years. I need to see more. Until I see more, I prefer James over Pitta. But Pitta could prove to be a solid waiver pickup this season if he emerges as the old Pitta.” Well I’ve seen enough. I’m buying Pitta. Until he gets hurt at least. By the way James did manage a touchdown last week too.

This lineup I have assembled produced a total of 170.76 points. Check your league. Was there a team that scored more? In the three RCL leagues I am in the highest score was 148.26 points. This score is beatable, but the odds of it happening are about the same as me picking up Greg Salas.

Here are my picks for next week.

QB: Ryan Tannehill or Matt Ryan (might not qualify based on ownership)
RB: Theo Riddick, Jerick McKinnon or Mike Tolbert
WR: Cole Beasley, Kenny Britt and Pierre Garcon
TE: Dennis Pitta, Jacob Tamme or Clive Walford

  1. Jason Morgan says:
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    I dumped Cook for James last week based on your suggestion. I think I am going to drop James for Pitta or Tamme. What do you think about that move?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Good move. Yes, I’d grab Pitta and then Tamme in that order…

  2. Nick says:
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    Hey MAlamoney, In a 10 team standard league and I have Barnidge at TE. With T Taylor or S Smith on my bench and ready to be dropped, do you grab a TE to fill in for Barnidge this week until I see more and can potentially drop him? Options include J James, Pitta, Tamme, Rudolph… which to target to plug next week & potentially going forward, lot of decent options..

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: I’d grab Pitta, Tamme, Rudolph and James in that order…

  3. Brian says:
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    Would you trade Langford for Arien Foster or Rawls ? I feel like Lnagford is definitely loosing his job and their O line sucks pretty bad anyway. TY TY

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Brian: I would not. Foster is already hurt. He will be hurt of some sort all season. I see Langford and Rawls as similar backs. Neither have done much this year. I need to see Rawls get the bulk of the work before I push him ahead…

  4. morgan says:
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    Would you start Sharpe over Sammy Watkins this week? Standard League.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @morgan: Sure, but only because Oakland has given up the most receiving yards. It’s a tough call though. Skill wise you gotta go with Watkins, but based on matchups I’m ok with this move. Just keep in mind you are rolling the dice here…

  5. Kirk Cousins has a 1:3 TD:turnover rate. Should I drop him to pick-up Tyrod Taylor, Jameis Winston or Matt Ryan? Also, Alex Smith, Tannehill or Flacco available. Standard 10 team league. Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @madden_curser: I rank Cousins, Taylor, Winston and even Ryan all in the same tier. So at that point it comes down to the weekly matchup. If I had to pick one ROS, it would have to be Ryan or Cousins…

  6. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Drop either Stafford or Rivers for Matt Ryan?

    PPR, drop Sharpe for Dorsett?

  7. Principal Blackman says:
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    Cole Beasley is one of your picks to go ham next week. Would you be starting him in front of either Sterling Shepard vWSH or Travis Benjamin @IND?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Not ahead of those guys against those opponents. Beasley is my pick based on ownership percentage. He is 15% owned. Both Shepard and Benjamin are about 89%. That would rule them out for making this list…

  8. Gregarious says:
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    Who do you like as flex in 0.5 PPR this week….Sims, Hurns, or Enunwa?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Gregarious: Sims. Then Hurns…

  9. Miss piggy says:
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    Who do you like more Bennett or Pitta.? Week 3 and ROS

  10. Old Forester says:
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    Fandual Week 3 contests up yet? I can’t find links for them. Might just be me though…

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Old Forester: Check my site for the links. Should be at the bottom of the popup…

      • Old Forester says:
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        @malamoney: Thanks! Was able to get to week 2 from there. I’ll check back tomorrow.

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Old Forester: Yeah, I updated it this morning. Been busy…

  11. G says:
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    Rather own Fozzy or CAP?

    Rather own Graham or James as my backup TE to Tamme?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @G: Neither, but CAP if I have to. James. My how Graham has fallen…

  12. Dom says:
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    Would you rather own Q Enunwa or J Crowder for the season?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Dom: Enunwa…

  13. Bobbys world says:
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    Howdy man!

    Trade Q:

    Here’s my roster it’s .5 ppr:

    RB’s: David Johnson, Melvin Gordon, Hyde, Henry, Ivory, Chris Johnson.

    My WRs: Hopkins, fuller, sharpe, moncrief, Watkins, Chris hogan, Sterling Shepard, Enunwa

    Trade my Hyde for Jordy Nelson?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Bobbys world: It’s a good trade. In a vacuum I’d make that trade immediately. If you only start two RB and Hyde is a bench player, then do it. But if you rely on Hyde, then you are weakening your team at RB. Yes, you are strengthening at WR, but if Johnson or Gordon go down, what do you do? You are pretty stocked at WR. If you think you can grab Jordy and then flip one of your other guys for an RB, then I’d do it. Heck maybe even package two of your WR to get an RB after making this deal. Then you’d start Hopkins and Jordy every week, plus one other…

      • Bobbys world says:
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        @malamoney:

        Thanks man

        We start

        Qb

        Rb1
        RB2

        WR1
        WR2
        WR3

        FLex (TE,RB or WR)

        TE

        Then d & kicker

        Currently Shepard has been my flex this season , I’ve had Hyde on the bench. I’m actually trying to sell Watkins son maybe if I do this deal I’ll package Watkins + another WR for a RB.

        For example let’s say I include Watkins + plus sharpe

        Or Sharpe + hogan what example of an RB should I be targeting via trades?

        • malamoney

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          @Bobbys world: Maybe Watkins and Sharpe could get you Lacy or maybe an Murray? It all depends on needs. You have to look at the teams in your league and see who has a need for a WR. Then go from there…

  14. The imp says:
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    In shallow 12 team PPR please rank
    Ebron pitta fleener
    1) ROS
    2) week 3
    Thanks

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @The imp:

      1) Ebron, Pitta, Fleener
      2) Pitta, Ebron, Fleener

      Your welcome…

  15. Nick says:
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    Thanks for prior response bud…next question. For wR week 3, I have Marshall, Maclin & Snead in at the moment with T Benjamin on bench (Enunwa a free agent).

    1) Agree with set lineup (bearing Marshall OK) or get T Benjamin in somewhere?

    2) If Marshall out, just plug Benjamin of grab Enunwa & plug?

    Jet fan here, hate that I drafted a Jet-Marsh, but he dropped to me…

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: I agree with lineup. If Marshall is out, start Benjamin…

  16. omar says:
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    12-team 1pt PPR league. Thoughts on this trade proposal:

    Give:
    Gronk
    Willie Snead

    Get:
    Julio

    Would grab Eifert off the WW, and stream TE’s until his return.

    Other WR’s on my squad:
    A-Rob
    Edelman
    Devante Parker
    Tyrell Williams
    Michael Thomas
    Chris Hogan

    Thanks

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @omar: It’s a fair trade. If Gronk were healthy, I’d lean his way because Snead has been great. But once Gronk does get back out there, how long until he’s hurt again. Julio is a beast. What other TE’s are out there? Who have you been starting?

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        @malamoney:
        Been starting Jesse James because Big Ben is my QB. Other options now are Pitta, Tamme, Rudolph, McDonald, Walford, Miller….

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @omar: Do it. And grab Pitta…

  17. Barry says:
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    would you drop Reed for any the following? @Nick: I’d grab Pitta, Tamme, Rudolph and James

    • Barry says:
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      Would you drop Reed for Pitta, Tamme, Rudolph or James?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Barry: Jordan Reed? If so, then f-ck no…

  18. Drew says:
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    Roster of starting RB and WR in a .5 PPR League
    Forte
    Ware
    Coleman

    Julio
    Dez
    Baldwin

    Bench: Duke J., Henry, White, and Ivory—Wheaton and Torrey Smith…

    Would you trade Forte and Dez for David Johnson and Ingram… I know it leaves me thin at WR but I can make a trade for one with Ware as bait. What do you think?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Drew: What kind of trade do you see yourself making for Ware? Who are the top WR on your waiver wire?

  19. Nick says:
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    Last question…nobody claimed Fozzy in my 12 teamer (or Artis-Payne)…would you grab either one? I have Ingram & Freeman as my starting RBs & D Williams in flex with Ware & Coleman on bench. Also on my bench (& probably droppable) is Cousins (Big ben is my starter). Considering Fozzy/ARtis-Payne only have a few weeks of value, I’m leaning no…thoughts?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: I’d probably hold…

  20. JohnSaintJohn says:
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    Could I get a tie-breaker opinion on this trade question?

    0.5 point PPR, start 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 Flex. I would trade Melvin Gordon and Corey Coleman for Gronkowski.

    My other RBs: CJ Anderson, DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Langford, Rashad Jennings

    My TEs are Dwayne Allen and Zach Ertz

    Would you do it? Gordon could be incredible. Gronk is Gronk

    Thanks in advance.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @JohnSaintJohn: I’d probably make that trade. I really want to say no though, but I think I’d do it. Although I fully expect Gronk to be hurt a lot of this season…

  21. TTRA1N says:
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    Big trade offer for me. My Crowell for his Ingram PPR. I know everyone is saying Ingram but I’m skeptical. Ingram seems have lost 3rd down duties to Cadet and Saints don’t run the ball. Crowell is the number 5 over back right now. Thoughts?

    • malamoney

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      @TTRA1N: I still gotta go Ingram. Yes the Saints have only runt he ball 29 percent of the time (second least behind Redskins), but Ingram is the better back. After two games Crowell only has 8 more carries than Ingram. I expect the Saints to eventually run the ball a bit more. Last year they ran the ball 37 percent of the time and the year before that 38. Take Ingram…

  22. Runfast says:
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    Hello, new to fantasy and I am glad I found a great resource in razzball! In One of my yahoo leagues: (standard, 10 team), I’m stuck with 2 QBs in Stafford and Eli, I ended up with 2TE in Kelce and Olsen. Feels like my league is dead, McKinnon was just picked up an hour ago, and no one is entertaining my trade offers…

    My squad:
    QB: Eli, Stafford
    RB: McCoy, Demarco, Hyde
    WR: Julio, Evans, Dorsett, Sharpe, Enunwa, Sanu

    I should probably drop a TE or QB for some RB depth yeah?

    Notable FA include:
    Golden Tate, CMike, Kevin white, Fozzy, Pitta, Vereen, Hogan, Crowder, Asiata, Washington, Beasley, Dixon and Howard.

    Thank you!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Runfast: You can drop Stafford for Christine Michael. I’d also consider swapping Dorsett with Tate, but I’d have to look a little closer at that one…

  23. Barry says:
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    Which QB this week? Carson Palmer,Derek Carr or Matt Ryan? Diggs or Baldwin?
    Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Barry: Ryan and Diggs…

  24. friar says:
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    Two ROS ranking questions, both for a 0.5 ppr league…

    1) How would you rank the following WRs ROS: Landry, Demaryius, Cobb, Decker, Edelman, Snead, Diggs?

    2) Who do you prefer ROS: Gio or McKinnon?

    Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @friar:

      1) Landry, Demaryius, Cobb, Diggs, Decker, Edelman and Snead. But my answer is really going to change every week.

      2) Leaning Gio.

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