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Trent Richardson just experimenting with his new tactic of gaining yardage by getting tackled from behind.

So apparently ESPN had their huge unveiling last night for their new piece of technology that celebrates Chip Kelly’s innovativeoffense by creating a clock that works in reverse of a play clock. So the numbers now count up instead of down. I’m sure money, time, and development went into this, so I should point out that cancer is still a thing. Regardless, the game itself was strangely entertaining for an MNF slot that hasn’t felt relevant this decade. Sure, most of that excitement was produced by Darren Sproles, who is so tiny and fast. And while Foles and the Eagles offense has struggled mightly now in the first half of their first two games, to their credit, they’re now 2-0. And despite an obvious holding call directly leading to a crucial Andrew Luck interception in the 4th quarter, the Colts seemed to waste an actually effective running tandem in Trent Richardson and my chosen one, Ahmad Bradshaw with lousy repetitive play-calling and the mistakable urge to play for field position towards the end of the game. It’s not a death march by any means, but 0-2 is not how I imagined the Colts starting.

 

Eagles – 30, Colts – 27

Nick Foles – 21/37, 331 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 4 CAR, 22 YDS. Obviously, he’s not going to repeat what he did last season, and for now, seems to settling in for an average season with some flashes of brilliance.

LeSean McCoy – 20 CAR, 79 YDS, 1 TD and 4 REC, 23 YDS. I think we should just be happy he ended the game without an injury.

Darren Sproles – 4 CAR, 26 YDS, 1 TD and 7 REC, 152 YDS. What he did last night was beyond tiny, it was microscopic.

Zach Ertz – 4 REC, 86 YDS. He certainly made the Colts defense Ertz, amiright? (High five.)

Andrew Luck – 20/34, 172 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT and 4 CAR, 20 YDS. And it has been confirmed, all the footage from the 2014 playoff game against the Patriots was burned. As my preseason rankings reflect, I’m very high on Luck this season, and still am, but it’s interesting to see how formidable narratives can be sometimes.

Trent Richardson – 21 CAR, 79 YDS and 1 REC, 16 YDS. Even with this game, I think he’s still 4 YPC short of the league average, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still trying to figure out which way to run. Okay, fine, he had an okay game, but let’s not forget he fumbled twice (losing one) and even though he may be the starter, any touchdown he scores, I’m going to go ahead and consider that a vulture.

Ahmad Bradshaw – 13 CAR, 70 YDS and 5 REC, 26 YDS, 2 TD. Ahmad Bradshaw, like Trent Richardson… just at a lower salary, who didn’t cost a 1st round pick, and doesn’t excel at turning ten yards of space into a three-yard run.

T.Y. Hilton – 6 REC, 65 YDS. – Great play calling. Ignore your wideouts at all costs. Very Gilbridish.

Reggie Wayne – 3 REC, 28 YDS. Reggie Wayne has never really stepped up to fill the role vacated by Marvin Harrison. If the Colts are going to make the playoffs this year, they really need Wayne to murder someone.

Dwayne Allen – I don’t want to talk about it. Let’s talk more about how I told you to own Bradshaw everywhere. Totally a better topic…

  1. SMLV1 says:
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    Hey Jay, I want to drop Asiata, Moreno and Sankey. Pick the 3 best RBs I should own in Order.

    Bradshaw, K. Davis (Charles Hurt?), K. Robinson (Ingram out), L. Miller (Moreno Out), B. Rainey, J. Stewart, Pierce, Ivory, D. Brown (Mathews Out), Greene.

    10 Team Standard Redraft League.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Bradshaw, Davis and Rainey. (Miller and Ivory are close too.)

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    1. On my other team, Drop Sankey and Hyde for,

    Sproles, Bradshaw, K. Davis, Rainey, Ridley, Hill, McFadden, Stewart, Ivory, Miller, S. Jackson, F. Jackson, Greene, K. Robinson, D. Brown.

    2. If V. Davis is hurt need to stream a TE – Kelce, Clay, Walker, Donell, Wright, Paul, Fasano or Cook?

    3. Drop Bowe for – Shorts, Hunter, Jennings, Hartline, Hawkins, Malcom Floyd, Stills. Quick, Dobson?

    10 Team Standard Redraft League,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: 1. Sproles and Bradshaw. 2. Donell and Kelce. 3. Hunter.

  3. Nimrod says:
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    Jay, in my 12 team PPR league I need to roster 2 TE. I have Reed,Clay and Cook. I need to only start one of them. Since I had Matthews, my options are to drop a TE or Hartline. My RB waiver guys are K.Davis, K. Robinson, J. Hill, I. Crowell, B. Cunningham and M. Asiata. Who do you recommend to drop and who are my best 3 options out of my choices? Thanks, in advance.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nimrod: Yeah, dropping Hartline is fine. I would want Davis, Hill and Crowell.

  4. Knicksfan says:
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    Totally right with Bradshaw. Appreciate all the help.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Knicksfan: Ya win some, ya lose some.

  5. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    As a resident of Philadelphia,I truly appreciate yr Harrison murder reference.

    What do y’think of Maclin going fwd?

    I actually have him and Wayne as my WR2 and 3 in a non PPR with V Jackson as my WR1.Am I in trouble?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Guidedbyvoices: I still like Maclin, I think it was just the Sproles show last night. No, I think you should be okay.

  6. weirdq says:
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    i have an unusual idea. trade a hurt player for a hurt player.

    what side of Ben Tate for Knowshon would you be on?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @weirdq: Probably Tate just because he seems to be the first to come back for now.

  7. ADTrey says:
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    Would you trade peterson for Charles?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ADTrey: It’s iffy. I think I might, as the news only seems to be getting worse.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jay: but then it got better when it appeared the mother of that 2nd injured kid claimed the injury somehow wasn’t caused by peterson, only happened with “car seat” at same time that peterson was disciplining him. i’ve said it time and again, don’t have kids. especially if you are rich since certain types of women will go out of their way to have your kids. And i’m betting there’s a correlation between these type of women and the type you don’t really want to have to deal with too often.

  8. Frank White says:
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    Hey Jay.. Who do you like better as my starting QB?? At least for this week..
    Cousins vs Philly
    Big Ben vs Car
    Henne vs Jax
    Tannehill vs KC
    Flacco vs CLE
    Locker vs CIN
    Fitz vs NYG

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: Check back Thursday morning, but as of now, I like that Fitzmagic game. Makes me feel weird.

      • Frank White says:
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        K.. Thanks!!!

  9. Mike says:
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    Bradshaw or Knike Davis for waiver pick?
    10 team standard
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Bradshaw.

  10. Mike says:
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    Would u trade lacy and FJAX for Cobb and Crabtree?
    10 team standard
    Worried about lacy..Gb offensive line etc…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: I would hold here.

  11. Grant says:
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    What makes me mad is on both of Bradshaw’s TD’s he totally could have thrown it to Allen for a score as well. Come on Luck, I tied both of my leagues this week beause of that, all I needed was 1 point from Allen, just one!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grant: yeah, I was really miffed at the whole one target thing.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Grant: me and my best fantasy buddy (comish of my first two leagues), both went out last year in different SB’s from getting VD’d. vernon davis dropped about 3 balls, at least 2 other ones overthrown by Kaep, and we lost our SB’s by 1.3 and .75 with VD’s game of 0.

  12. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Jay Which side do you like better in each of these trades 12 team half point pr?

    Gates for Rudolph and K Davis
    Gates for G Olson
    MJD and M Floyd for V Cruz and Chris Johnson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: the right side on all three. But it’s close.

      • Wacha Wacha says:
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        @Jay:

        Who do you prefer better in a Floyd for Cruz trade straight up 1/2ppr?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wacha Wacha: Cruz, but it’s certainly close. Both are buy lows at this point though.

  13. Brian says:
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    Pimp Hamilton what a joke the guy is an idiot..

    I am in a super deep league with very little on the waiver wire. I have number one position on the wire strongly considering adding Pats D is that crazy ? There are really no rb’s on the wire other than like Crowell and Turbin which are both backups.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: eh, I’m still hesitant, unless this happens a lot in your league. I do like Crowell in that format.

  14. KK says:
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    1 point PPR, Dual QB league lineup:

    QB: stafford, Brady, locker
    WR: calvin Johnson, mike Floyd, Kendall wright quick
    RB: Ellington Jennings sankey hill Woodhead
    Te: ertz

    Was just offered Forte and Garçon for Ellington and Calvin

    Not sure what to do, what do you think? Feel like calvin too consistent to give up here

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: I’d hold, but it’s a fair deal.

  15. vinodole says:
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    10 team league so lot of guys avilable…
    2RB, 3WR, 1 FLEX are starting spots

    RB: Lacy, Matthews, Joique, PThomas, Woodhead
    WR: Jordy, Roddy, Wayne, Cordarelle, Gordon, Hunter

    Drop Justin Hunter for Bradshaw/Davis/West/Hill? (I have 6th waiver, so may not get my top 2-3 choices… waiver refreshes weekly reverse standings)

    I’m already benching a lot of talent every week so maybe sit tight with Hunter for the ROS upside?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @vinodole: yeah, I love Bradshaw, but not sure there’s room for him here. I might drop Woodhead for him.

  16. Cups says:
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    12 team.

    Megatron or AJ Green and Jennings

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cups: Megatron.

  17. Exactly says:
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    someone dropped sammy watkins in my 12 team, .33 pt-rec. league…Drop either Justin Hunter or MJD for him?

  18. Exactly says:
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    Also would you trade fitzgerald and cunningham to the stacy owner for his andre johnson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Exactly: yes, I like that deal for you.

  19. Clint says:
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    Funny you mention Harrison. I was thinking how, with all the hoopla surrounding off the field issues by NFL players lately, Marvin Harrison was such an ambassador for “good guys” when he played the game and literally the SECOND he stopped playing, he got into serious trouble with the law. For all the worrying people do about bringing people out of poverty and giving them opportunities to get out, those same people sure are making it their mission to destroy one of the largest vehicles the African American community has to accomplish those goals lately. I know they want to clean things up but it’s really a weird situation when you look at it that way.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:

      On a more fantasy-related topic: would you consider AP a buy low or stay away from him? I think I could get him cheap but like a lot of people, I’m wondering if he’s going to face the Ray Rice-like axe soon for whoopings.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Clint: yeah, hate to give a safe answer, but I’d stay away.

  20. CL says:
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    Jay: I’ve got TB DEF, but do you like Chicago (lol Jets) or Indy (Jags) as an attempted claim this week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: Chicago seems intriguing. I’d hold that claim though.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: All players hit waivers each week, so my first attempted claim will be for Khiry Robinson then Donald Brown dropping Locker. I’d drop TB DEF for Chicago at this point… players go quick… 12 team 1pt PPR.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: I do lime that match up, so if it’s common, why not.

  21. Charles says:
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    Good morning Jay. Thanks for continuing to keep us off the cliff. I’m in a 14 team non PPR and I have a waiver question.

    QB: Kaepernick, Big Ben
    RB: AP, J. Bell, F. Jax (flex), Ingram (inj), Khiry Robinson, Andre Williams, L. Murray
    WR: Nelson, V. Jax, Michael Floyd, G. Jennings
    TE: Pitta

    I have the #2 waiver in my league. Should I pick up Asiata with all the AP drama? Or should I pickup K. Cousins and start him this week since Kaep is @ Ari and Big Ben is @ Car. Or should I pick up Devante Adams? I preferred Devante Adams since I really like his upside and thought I had depth at RB. But I’m just not sure if AP will play this week.

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: Forgot to mention we do start 3 WR and a RB/WR flex.

      • Hats4Bats says:
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        @Charles: Are there other players available? Rainey? Knile Davis? Don’t love any of those three guys.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Charles: I’d hold right now. I don’t think you need to burn a claim.

  22. Hats4Bats says:
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    Rank em- K. Davis, Rainey, J. Jones, Quick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hats4Bats: Rainey, Quick, Jones, Davis.

  23. Dung says:
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    Generally speaking, is Knile Davis or Donald Brown or Jeremy Hill worth burning my #1 waiver wire pick this week? I’m 2-0 and my team is pretty solid (Lev Bell, Ellington, Vereen, Hyde and Dwyer are my RBs – also stashing Josh Gordon). 10 man PPR…

    • Hats4Bats says:
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      @Dung: Oops…Add Hill. Axe Dwyer

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dung: naw, you’ve got depth.

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Woodhead or Smith Sr. for any of the following:

    Hill
    Tate
    Ivory
    Sankey
    SJax
    FJax
    Khiry
    DeAndre
    Hawkins
    James Jones
    Quick

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards rec/100 yards rush – 6 point bonus at 135 yards rec/150 yards rush

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d drop Smith for Quick.

  25. Hats4Bats says:
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    Add Hill. Axe Dwyer

  26. Oppo Taco says:
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    Vjax/pierce for Cobb? What side? .5 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Cobb, close though.

  27. Zandy says:
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    are you back on Bradshaw over T West?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: easy to say Bradshaw after a game like that. I still lime West, so it’s a coin flip right now. Bradshaw by a hair maybe.

  28. Travis says:
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    So what’s your thoughts on what to do with AP at this point? After getting bit by suspensions in the past (i.e. Ryan Braun), I’m kind of worried what I’ll get out of him this season. Am I better trying to get some value out of him now–and if so, how low should I go?

    My other RBs (right now) are DeMarco Murray, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Jackson, Trent Richardson

    Secondly, is Trent Richardson droppable at this point for the likes of Jeremy Hill or Darren McFadden? Or maybe a newly promoted backup such as Knile Davis

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Travis: kinda hard to drop Trich after that game, even though I don’t like him. You could sell AP, but that’s hard… might have to hold. Anyone else you can drop for Hill?

      • Travis says:
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        @Jay: my RB’s are posted above and our league caps 5 RBs, so would have to drop one. Unless I can work a package trade.

  29. ManuteBologna says:
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    What would you bid for Kniles Davis in a keeper ($100 budget)? We keep three and he would be a 12th round pick next year – so not a lot of value next year unless Charles goes out. I was originally light at RB but I picked up Rainey before gametime and BB actually gave the ball to Ridley so things are looking better than they were Saturday

    Currently have
    Demarco, Bradshaw, Ridley, Hyde, Khiry, Woodhead, Rainey, Asiata

    Obvious drop would be Asiata or Rainey

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Keep Rainey. I might hold here, your depth seems good enough right now.

  30. KK says:
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    Who gets the better side of this deal:
    Bree’s, Gerhart, Kelce, Bradshaw for gore, Russell Wilson, steve smith, gates, and McCown

    Dual QB ppr
    Team 1 already has foles

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: Hold.

  31. Mike says:
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    Julio jones or Cobb ROS
    10 team standard

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Jones.

  32. Mike says:
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    Would u trade lacy for Julio jones?
    10 team standard
    I

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Hold.

  33. Yager says:
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    Would you do Julius Thomas for Alshon Jeffery? I have Ertz riding the pine (may be crazy, but going forward he may not be a huge drop from Thomas) and Garcon, and Decker as my 2nd and 3rd after Megatron.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Yager: I’m okay with it, based on your roster.

  34. Matt says:
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    In a PPR should I stick it out with Kyle Rudolph or pick up Donnell and start using him over Rudolph?

    Also have the first waiver priority do I burn it on Kirk Cousins in a 2QB league with my QB2 being Big Ben(my QB1 is Russell Wilson)? Do you like him more than Big Ben ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matt: right now I do, that’s for sure. I’d make that claim, but hold on Rudolph. I still like him.

  35. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Who u like in SD…woodhead or Brown?…does woodhead just stay with how hes been used or does he get a bigger workload now or does Brown come in and take over Mathews role?

  36. Magnitude says:
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    8-team league (not PPR). Thoughts?

    QB Newton
    RB Forte
    RB Martin
    FLEX Spiller
    WR Megatron
    WR Cruz
    TE Gates
    K Hauschka
    DST Streaming

    Bench:
    RB Mathews, Johnson, Miller
    WR Wright, Hilton, Wallace
    TE Rudolph

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Magnitude: You’re fine, good depth there.

  37. Flea flicker says:
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    Hey man which kicker would you add for this week & maybe beyond, more spefically this weeks matchup

    Graham Gano home vs Pittsburgh Sunday night

    Nick Folk home vs Chicago Monday night

    Robbie Gould @ NY jets Monday night

    Shaun suisham @ Carolina Sunday night

    Which D do you prefer for this week ;

    Cheifs D @ Miami

    Saints D home vs Vikings

    Colts D @ Jacksonville

    Dolphins D home vs chiefs

    Ravens D @ Cleveland

    Or Cowboys D @ St. Louis

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Flea flicker: Right now, I’m liking Folk and Colts, but check again when Thursday rankings come out.

  38. Matt says:
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    Better defense for week 3 – Houston (@NYG) or New England (vs OAK)?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matt: Love Houston here.

  39. jim says:
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    Shouldnt knile davis be the unquestioned #1 waiver pick this week? Charles could be out for 4-6 weeks easy with high ankle sprain. Davis will touch the ball at least 25 times a game and will be the center piece of that offense each week. He’s basically a younger charles. His upside is tremendous, am I wrong? Bradshaw still will lose touches to T Rich so wouldn’t davis be the better pick up this week?

    • Jay

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      @jim: only if you really need him. It a 12-team league, I have a hard time seeing him more as a match-up flex… if that. Not to say he can’t score some points, but let’s say Bradshaw is on my bench, I would probably give him first dibs this weekend.

      For Davis specifically, we can dream on him, but I’m not ready to call him a younger Charles yet.

  40. jim says:
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    I guess long term bradshaw could have more value but I think the colts know how injury prone he is and they just will not give him a 3 down workhorse role. Davis on the other hand will get that workhorse load and boy is he explosive. Just look at his numbers when he has started for the chiefs. Also, if you get Davis this week you can sell high on him to the charles owner in your league. just sayin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jim: Right, Davis is a fine add, so I think all teams that have space (context dependent, of course) should grab him for that upside. Right now, I like Bradshaw more.

  41. Joe says:
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    3-Keeper PPR league. I have the no.1 waiver priority and an empty roster slot. Who, if anyone, do I use my waiver priority on? And aside from waivers, any add/drops I should make beyond that no.1 priority pick? Available players:

    RB – K.Davis, A.Bradshaw, B.Rainey
    WR – Ja.Jones, M.Sanu
    QB – K.Cousins, J.Flacco, E.Manning, G.Smith

    MY TEAM
    QB – Romo
    RB – Spiller
    RB – J.Hill
    WR – Ju.Jones
    WR – Jeffrey
    Flex – Vereen
    TE – Gronk
    DEF – Patriots
    K – Walsh

    Bench – T.Smith, G.Tate, Woodhead, R.Mathews, RG3
    Res – Welker

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: I would drop Smith and add either Davis or Bradshaw. I’m leaning slightly Bradshaw here, but won’t argue the other side.

  42. KnileIsNotJustA... says:
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    PPR League with return yards. Rank em- Sproles, P. Thomas, Bradshaw, F. Jackson, Ivory

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KnileIsNotJustA…: I think you have them in the correct order. At this point, I might flip Bradshaw and Thomas, but I need to see the Saints one more week before committing to that.

  43. CRice says:
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    Rank these three for best waiver pickup:

    Ahmad Bradshaw
    Donald Brown
    Khiry Robinson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CRice: That’s the correct order.

  44. I got Jamaaled by a bear says:
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    So apperantly I am cursed by the fantasy gods!

    I’m in a 2 QB leauge I had RG3 and Jamaal Charles, and still only lost by 15 points. This is ridiculous!

  45. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, so its looking like Doug Martin is going to return Thursday, killing my Rainey pickup…I have Murray, R. Jennings & K. Davis (flex) starting in week 3.

    Is it too early to drop Rainey for say, Donald Brown (since I have Matthews)? Also, with Gates & Witten @ TE, do you stick with Witten as starter or give Gates a go?

    Defense, Arizona, or go for Colts, Ravens, Browns?

    • Jay

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      @Nick: Not necessarily. Rainey will be more involved than you think. For defense, I’m liking the Browns, but if you already have Arizona, I might stick with them.

  46. Big W says:
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    Hey Jay,

    My receivers are shit… Cruz, kendall and wayne.

    Was offered roddy for my sproles. Ryan mathews went dow so i was planning on using sproles in his spot, but now i have this offer to consider… What say you?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Big W says:
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      @Big W: other running backs are Demarco and Stacy… i guess one of my receivers mentioned above would end up in the flex spot that Mathews used to be in… either that or one of my waiver pick ups that I may or may not get

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big W: Hold here. Not a good start for those guys, but I still have faith.

      • Big W says:
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        @Jay: Thanks man… yeah, roddy seems like an injury risk (says the demarco owner), haha…

        Do you think Sproles keeps this up or should i actively try to trade and sell high on him?

        • Jay

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          @Big W: Well, Sproles is hit or miss throughout the season, it’s not like he didn’t do this last season or before that. He just takes what the defense gives him, and sometimes that’s nothing. If you can get a great deal here, do it. If not, continue playing matchups.

  47. Zandy says:
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    I know everyone is having you rank all the RBs for waiver pick ups – Who are you dropping Forsett for? in a 0.5 PPR

    I assume for Rainey but not for Khiry and lower in what I assume is your rank order of (Bradshaw, Knile, Rainey, Khiry, Brown, DMC)

    Other Rbs I own – Rashad, Joique, Bradshaw, Pierre, Lamar, Pierce (assume its time to try for some 2 for 1s haha)

    OR I own Pitta at TE and could pick up Kelce for bench spot if you like the upside there better than those RBs…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, you have them in the order I would go based on the format. I’d rather go RB, Pitta should be okay.

  48. Brett says:
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    100 budget minimum bid 0 what do you bid on Bradshaw 12 team ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brett: 10-15? Is he depth for you? I wouldn’t try too hard if that’s the case, you might have to bid against someone who needs a starter. That could be 25-50 proposition.

  49. DiRo says:
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    Need some advice on this trade.
    Ball, Olsen, T Williams for Marshall, K Wrighy, Clay and Miller

    It’s a standard ESPN league with 12 teams and 0.5 PPR. Here is my team

    QB-Ryan, Romo
    RB-Ellington, Vereen, J Bell, Miller, Freeman
    WR-D Thomas, Marshall, Edelman, K Wright, Benjamin
    TE-Clay, Ebron

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DiRo: I’d hold.

      • DiRo says:
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        @Jay: ok, that’s what I thought. I denied the offer and worked something else out with him.

  50. Zandy says:
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    would you drop kelvin benjamin for brian quick or too early to do that? both in std and 0.5ppr

    Thanks buddy!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Hmm, I like Quick a lot right now. I’m not opposed to it, but are there other options?

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: Other Waiver Options: Roob Randle, James Jones, Sanu, John Brown

        Other drop options: I could drop Forsett for Quick instead of one of the RBs from earlier

        MY WRs are Demaryius Dez and Andre Johnson so this is bench spot upside flier

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: I’d be okay with dropping Forsett for Quick.

  51. Andy says:
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    Bradshaw and Davis are available on waivers. Which is the better pickup going forward?

    I have McCoy
    Jennings
    Vereen

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Andy: I’m giving the edge to Bradshaw right now, but it’s a flip of the coin.

  52. Rudy says:
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    Hey jay, excellent post!
    I don’t see doing slot of moves this week, but would you look to add a backup TE I only have Ertz. Or just wait til week 7 to add a TE on waivers?

    I was looking at either one of these:
    Travis kelce (week 7 @ chargers),

    Dwayne Allen (week 7 vs cincy)

    Garrett Graham (week 7 @ Pittsburgh)

    Owen daniels (week 7 vs falcons)

    Ladarius green (week 7 vs chiefs)

    Or Eric Ebron (week 7 vs saints)

    I’d be dropping malcom Floyd or Justin forsett

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rudy: I would hold here.

  53. Zandy says:
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    So I own AP….. this is a std league (no pun intended)
    anyways, are you holding or trying to sell AP even if its ie
    AP for Forte
    AP, Andre Johnson, Pierre for Lynch Marshall
    AP Romo for Luck Foster
    AP Wallace Shonn for Julio Lacy
    AP & Andre Johnson for Dez Montee
    AP Romo for Rodgers Rashad

    My other RBs are Stacy, Doug, TWest, Pierre, Shonn, Ingram, Rainey

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I like all those deals for you.

  54. dommattingly says:
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    Is it really time to drop Sankey? Blount? I have Shonn Greene and L. Bell as well, so should I cut a handcuff for Robinson, Rainey, or Bradshaw?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dommattingly: Drop Blount, for sure. I drop both those guys for Rainey and Bradshaw.

  55. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Hey Jay.. My RB: Doug Martin, DeMarco
    Murray, Ahmad Bradshaw, Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson

    Drop TRich or Steven Jackson for Rainey?

  56. B.J. says:
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    What’s up folks? I have two questions for my 12 team NonPPR league.

    1. I was just offered his Matt Forte and Antonio Brown for my LeSean McCoy and Michael Crabtree . I could use a true #1 after I traded away Megatron to get back McCoy . I made a panic move after the Peterson news came out, and I felt like I was screwed running out Ellington , CJ?K and SJAX as my starting RBs. I would have Brown , Roddy and G. Tate as my 3 starting WR with Hawkins and Marvin Jones on my bench. Should I make the move?

    2. A guy in my league is hurting for a RB with Charles and Matthew nursing injuries. And his only two “healthy” RBs are Andre Williams and James White . He has put Tom Brady and Matt Ryan on the block, don’t ask me why he drafted both of these guys, and is looking to get a RB back for either player. I like Ryan more than Brady because of his weapons but Brady ’s price should be lower. Should I offer up any of my RBs to get back either player? My RBs are: McCoy (potentially Forte if I pull off the deal in question 1), Peterson (suspension imminent?), Ellington , CJ?K, SJAX and Ingram (out 4 weeks with a busted hand). My current QBs are Big Ben and Phil Rivers.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @B.J.: in 1 it’s a very easy yes to get forte-antonio. it’s not really close as forte and mccoy are about the same, but antonio is a lot better than crabtree. i’m curious as to who would make the other side of that trade. i wouldn’t trade a RB just yet, unless he would take peterson, then i would. but try CJ?K and one of your QB for ryan (if owners are similar to each other in your league it could work)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @B.J.: 1. The deal is fair, I like it for you. I might try to trade Peterson for Ryan and something, see if he wants to take that risk. But I think you can hold here, Philip Rivers should be just fine.

  57. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr have # 2 waiver spot

    Qb newton wr cobb a brown garcon rb lacy murray te olsen q w r t tannehill
    Bn rgiii palmer r jennings t williams f jax j gordon

    Use waiver to drop rg 111 for cousins knile rainey d brown hawkins j jones gates which order/who to not bother was thinking gates first
    And also should i drop palmer for whoever is best available after waivers or hold him

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      12 team ppr have # 3 waiver one qb

      Qb newton rb lacy ellington bradshaw mathews wr harvin wayne k wright crabtree gordon

      Drop rg iii for j jones sanu knile j hill cousins

      Was gonna try for knile then if i dont get him try for hill tomorrow because he comes off a day lAter or should i skip knile and just go hill

      • Barker says:
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        @Barker: got gates in first league should have put in 2nd waiver on cousins for palmer but whatever — any way fitzpatrick manuel manziel bortles carr over palmer ? In same league

        • Barker says:
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          Same 10 teamer 1/2 ppr qb/qbflex

          Give cam and gates get brees

          Te olsen qbs tannehill palmer

          • Barker says:
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            @Barker: brees owner is 0-2 and has rudolph

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Barker: Is this a 2 QB league? If not, you don’t need that many QB’s. Just hold on Cam Newton and get rid of the rest.

          • Barker says:
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            @Jay: ya its a qb/flex league so basically 2 qbs — waivers went thru last night and i got gates i probably wouldnt have used davis anyway in the next few weeks and the worst team in the league got davis and cousins anyway so good on him

            So no go on cam / gates for brees
            Other te olsen qb tannehill palmer

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              @Barker: sorry its confusing its two separate leagues one is a ten team qb qb/flex league
              Other is 12 team one qb

              Got knile in the 12 teamer which i am pleased with because i lost mathews

              Thamk you sir

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Barker: Ah, I gotcha, yeah, it being a 2 QB league makes sense now. Though, you really only need three there. I still wouldn’t mind dropping Palmer at this point. Nerve damage is a serious thing. I would hold on Cam and Gates for now.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Barker: Going Hill is fine here too.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: I’d drop RG3 for Davis and drop Palmer (Carson?) for Rainey.

  58. The Harrow says:
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    last 2nd waiver or add questions.
    1. if freeman is RB # 5 (and we start 2 RB, and 1 flex), and i have stacy/murray/ivory/CJ?K already, is freeman an attempted drop to get knile? i’ll likely miss knile, so should i stash ingram over freeman? PPR here
    2. for my friend’s team where he refuses to not have a backup QB (even in 12 teamer), drop rudolph for any of gates/quick/d.brown? standard league here.
    3.order of stills/quick/james jones in PPR?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: 2 was a question from yesterday. i was advised to drop backup QB (roethlisberger) for gates.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: in #2, rudolph could also turn into d.walker.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow: post waivers this is what’s left of these
          1. freeman vs ingram in PPR as RB 5
          2. Rudolph or d.walker/pitta/wheaton/kelce/paul/donnell.
          3. same as above.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Harrow: 1. I might hold here. I doubt Jackson lasts the entire season, much less half of it. 2. You don’t need a backup QB at all. Just stream on the bye. Snap some sense into him man! But yeah, I’d hold a little longer for now, I still like Rudolph. 3. Quick, Stills, Jones for now. Could change again soon.

  59. hhhhhhh says:
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    would you deal gerhart for ben tate?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @hhhhhhh: Yeah, I’m fine with this trade.

  60. MAC says:
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    Which 3 to start- D. Thomas, Randall Cobb, J. Edelman, Keenan Allen?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @MAC: i’d do everybody but allen.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MAC: Everyone but Edelman right now. Tune in tomorrow for my rankings. I’ll have a better picture then.

      • MAC says:
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        @Jay: Thanks!

  61. Ron says:
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    .5PPR – Kelce or Baldwin ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Kelce.

  62. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Oh great wise and all knowing one…. Who
    You like better at TE, Kelce or Donnell? Clay is my current TE2, so think either of these will be an upgrade til Jordan Reed (TE1) gets back.

  63. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Lost my bids for Knile, Hill and Rainey. With AP now suspended indefinitely (day after I got rid of him), what’s your thoughts on Asiata? Worth dropping Steve Jackson for?

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        @Jay: Doug Martin, DeMarco Murray, TRich, Ahmad Bradshaw and Steve…. But dropped Mike Evans instead (got Bryant, Andre Johnson, Percy Harvin, Crabtree still)…

        That said, guy offered me Vincent Jackson for Steve Jackson. Take it and run?

  64. Nick says:
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    Hi Jay, for a 10-team non-ppr, do you flex R. Jennings, Gates, Rainey or G. Jennings?

    I have Murray/K. Davis at RB, Witten at TE & Cobb/Edelman/Wallace at WR for starters in week3, THANKS!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Also, Asiata is on waivers & I’m #5 of 10, do you try to grab him & drop one of my bench players of Rainey, Bowe, Hyde, G. Jennings, Matthews, Gates (Witten is my starting TE)…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I’m feeling Jennings right now, but double check when my rankings come out tomorrow. Still not done re-watching all the games.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: & your take on Asiata? Worth a waiver claim of #5? If so, who to drop from my bench listed above?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Not big on Bowe, I think you could make that switch there.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: Only issue is, Bowe is one of 2 WRs I have on my bench along with G. Jennings, roster looks like this

            QB-Rodgers
            WR-Cobb, Edelman, Wallace, G. Jennings, Bowe
            RB- Murray, R. Jennings, K. Davis, Matthews, Rainey, Hyde
            TE- Witten & Gates

            Would you still drop Bowe for Asiata in a 10-team non-ppr league?

            Thanks for the advice!

            • Jay

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              @Nick: For now, it’s okay. You’ll have to keep a pulse on WR’s there on out, but you should be okay? Is it a W/T/R flex? If so, there’s enough depth there with two very good TE’s.

  65. Bobby the waterboy says:
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    Hey I have some trade Q’s.
    I have to share the first one with you it had me laughing,

    The owner wanted my demaryius Thomas
    In exchange I’d get none other than Bernard Pierce.

    — would you counter my malcom Floyd or Markus Wheaton for either Pierre Thomas or Donald brown?
    My other RB’s are gio Bernard, Ahmad Bradshaw, Terrance west, Jeremy hill, Ben Tate, MJD, Darren McFadden & justin forsett.

    My other wr’s are demaryius Thomas , Crabtree, cordarrelle patterson, Kelvin Benjamin, Markus Wheaton & malcom Floyd.

    Or would you hold here?

    His other RB’s are Demarco Murray, Montee ball, Pierre Thomas, dangelo Williams, bobby Rainey & Donald brown.

    His other WR’s are Antonio brown, mike Wallace, roddy white, Torrey smith & Brian quick.

    —–
    Trade proposal # 2 was from a different owner.

    Has me dealing tom Brady.
    In return I’d get joique bell.
    Based on my lineup above would you do that?
    Or would you counter my romo or Kirk cousins

    For either joique bell, Fred Jackson or Steven Jackson?

    This owners RB’s are lesean McCoy, CJ spiller, joique bell, Fred Jackson , and Steven Jackson. & Matt asiata

    He also has Big Ben , flacco & rg3

    Or would you hold here?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobby the waterboy: Hard to deal with a guy that makes an opening offer like that. I would trade Floyd for Thomas out of that group.

      I would deal Brady for Bell, certainly. If you have Romo, you’ll be fine.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bobby the waterboy: email the first guy back and tell him nicely the first time how little sense that deal would make for you. if he’s not an asshole he’ll stop, or possibly start to send other offers that are terrible, just less so.

  66. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Trade Cordarelle & Sproles FOR Demaryius Thomas & Hyde?

  67. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    14-team, .5 ppr

    My Cruz/Gates/MJD for his Dez/Clay/Hyde

    Thoughts?

  68. Ron says:
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    PPR – Doug Martin or Steven Jackson ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Martin, only because I have more faith that he’ll survive the season.

  69. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Lamar Miller, K. Robinson or Rainey over any of these guys?

    K. Davis, Bradshaw, Sproles, Asiata

    2. Drop T. Williams or J. Hunter for any of these WRs?

    Shorts, Bowe, Wheaton, Quick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Rainey over Asiata right now.

  70. TR says:
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    Thinking of trading away Kaepernick & Keenan Allen for Cutler & Mike Wallace. I feel like cutler has looked good and has tons of weapons and mike Wallace seems to be headed for a bounce back season. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TR: He has, but I think you should hold here. Not especially high on Wallace. He’s okay.

  71. Nick says:
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    I was offered Ridley/Cruz for my Edelman in a 10-team non-ppr…I’m leaning against it as I have plenty of RB depth & not much WR depth..what are your thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I actually like this deal for buying low on Cruz, but if it doesn’t help the entire roster, I would hold.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: I have Cobb Edelman, Wallace, bowe & g Jennings at wr and Murray, Matthews, R Jennings. Rainey, k Davis, Hyde at rb & Witten/gates at TE..what do you think?! Trade or no??

        • Jay

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          @Nick: Yeah, I don’t think you need Ridley here. Does he have a another WR to add in with Cruz?

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: decker or j jones (I dropped jones so not looking to get him back)…guessing hold?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Nick: Yeah, I mean, I’m not opposed to Decker, but I think holding onto Edelman is what you gotta do here.

  72. Ron says:
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    .5PPR – Would you trade Rodgers for Matt Ryan and Alshon?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Yes, in a heartbeat.

  73. Oppo Taco says:
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    Torrey smith/pierce or Andre Johnson in .5 PPR? Is it close? What side you got and why? I was big on Torrey preseason. Thanks!

    • Jay

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      @Oppo Taco: Johnson. It’s sorta close, but I’ve never been a Smith guy.

  74. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, Im going to decline the Edelman for Ridley/Cruz deal in my 10team non-ppr, but I want to counter…here is my roster vs his roster, can you make a suggested trade I should propose which would strengthen my WR depth?

    My team;
    Rodgers
    Cobb, Wallace, Edelman, G. Jennings, Bowe
    Murray, R. Jennings, Matthews, Rainey, K Davis, Hyde
    Gates & Witten

    His team;
    Rivers
    Nelson, A Johnson, Cruz, Decker, Hopkins, J Jones
    McCoy, Stacy, West, Bell, Ridley, Ivory
    Olsen

    Whats are 1 or 2 counter offers you would suggest? Thanks again!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Bowe and Davis for Cruz?

  75. Hi Jay:

    You do really good work, amigo. Thanks for the content. BTW — Unabashedly biased cause I hail from the 619 as well, so there’s that.

    Few quick questions:

    Week 3 — 14 team, deep PPR league (1 pt/reception)

    Question #1: Have 2 FLEX spots to fill: (please choose 2 of these 4)
    Bernard Pierce @ CLE
    Kendall Wright @ CIN
    Kelvin Benjamin vs. PIT
    Andrew Hawkins vs. BAL

    Question #2: Same Settings above. better options, which is driving me bat shit crazy (please choose 2 of these 4) for 2 FLEX spots. Fun.

    Kendall Wright @ CIN
    Kelvin Benjamin vs. PIT
    Michael Floyd vs SF (if no Palmer, sitting him for sure)
    Zac Stacy vs. DAL
    Matt Asiata @ NO

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @EL BURRO: Thanks! Going Hawkins and Wright I believe. And then Floyd and Stacy.

  76. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    if i already have ryan, should i even care about brady being dropped for jon stewart? my waiver after using a couple this week is so low i probably shouldn’t care for a 2nd reason.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: No, you don’t need to burn that claim on another QB.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jay: even if waivers reset every week by inverse standings? i’m low right now, from grabbed other players this week. actually i’m also low since i’m top 3 team currently.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: I guess, but who’s the drop? If it’s something you don’t need, sure, why not?

  77. Mordacious Levator says:
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    looking like the doug might steal rainey’s playing time. no question, just sickening.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: Certainly something to keep an eye on. I still think it might be RBBC this week because of Martin’s injury though. We’ll find out tonight.

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