We’re only two weeks into the season Razzscallions and the QB-pocalypse is upon us. Much to the dismay of many a fantasy player, several top 12-ish quarterback options came down with somewhat significant injuries. Throwing a major road block into the grandiose plans of those with early leads coming out of the one o’clock games. Seriously marinate on that for a sec. How many managers rolling out one o’clock heroes like Antonio Brown, Jamal Charles, Dion Lewis, Gronk, and Julian Edelman were counting victories going into the four o’clock game with Tony Romo at QB? Literally tons! At work today, 2-3 of my coworkers came into “The Lifshitz’s” office looking for guidance on replacing Romo. That’s right, yours truly is an actual functioning member of society when I’m not filling the pages of three Razzball sites. (Speaking of which, go check out some real Fútbol over on RazzSoccer). Two of the three coworkers were in your standard 12-team PPR leagues, so there were plenty of viable options available (Tygod all day sun!), but the third coworker was in a slightly more difficult predicament… Co-worker number three, we’ll call him, is in a 14-team 2-QB league, and owns Romo WITH Brees. (YIKES!) He obviously came into the season with a major advantage, but here’s the problem, he has Jameis Winston as his third stringer and even Johnny Manizel is already owned. Shizzzzz, I’m freaking out just reading this. So what does this chap need to do? Who the hell can he pickup? Well Co-Worker number three, this one’s for you. Here are your Wavier Wire adds for Week 3 in Fantasy Football…

 

Quarterbacks

Brandon Weeden, Cowboys (Yahoo 1% – ESPN .1%) – Alright, alright I know Brandon Weeden’a a bum and all that, but unless Kyle Orton is putting down the Baconator, Weeden’s going to start. He wasn’t his usual awful self Sunday either. Albeit a small sample size, but he did go 7-7 with a TD. Honest question, how many times did you hear that last line today? A dozen? Must have. Anyway moving on, this poses the question, “Do I start Weeden?”. Simple answer, not in 12-team leagues. Notice the qualifier “12-team leagues”, because that’s where it gets murky. If you’re in a predicament similar to previously discussed coworker number three, you probably want to take a flier on Weeden. While at the same time, burning two brushes of sage. One to ward off the bad spirits that have haunted Weeden’s career and the second to ward off Kyle Orton’s neckbeard.

Johnny Manziel, Browns (Yahoo 3% – ESPN 4.5%) – I’m going to insult college football fans when I say this, Johnny Manziel sucks. He just does things that can only be described as Tebow-esque. What I mean by that is he displays a low QB IQ, not that he’s a martyr for all angry Christians meme’s on social media. Because that would not be befitting of Manziel at all. But here’s the thing, he does one thing really well… throw the deep ball. This kid can slang it! Sure, he’ll run into a sack or two or force a throw he shouldn’t, but he’ll go downfield on dat azz all day. If you’re in a league with bonuses for 20+ yard passes, pick him up if you need a quarterback fill in. In two QB leagues, he’s probably already owned. If he’s not, you know what to do.

Luke McCown, Saints (Yahoo 0% – ESPN 0%) – From what I’m hearing at the time of writing this (10:00 pm EDT), Drew Brees is the proud owner of a “bruised” rotator cuff. It’s not “torn”, I repeat it is not “torn”, but they’re going to have the infamous Dr. Freeze take a look anyways. You know, just as a “precautionary” thing. As for McCown, he sucks plain and simple. Only way you pick him up is if you’re coworker number three and your Weeden claim doesn’t go through.

Jimmy Clausen, Bears (Yahoo 0% ESPN .1%) – OH MY GAWD!!! WHY AM I WRITING ABOUT JIMMY F&@$IN CLAUSEN! Somewhere Charlie Weis smiles. He’s probably eating a cupcake. Cutler is potentially out for two plus weeks at this point, so the job is Clausen’s to lose. With Alshon Jeffrey hopefully back in the fold next week, Clausen might have a decent arsenal of weapons around him.

 

Running Backs

Devonte Freeman, Falcons (Yahoo 45% – ESPN 64.6%) – With Tevin Coleman sidelined with a broken rib for at least the next couple weeks, Freeman finds himself an opportunity to be the lead dog in the Atlanta backfield. Problem is, he’s shown nothing so far in his NFL career. The time to shine is now for Freeman, and he’s going to get the touches this week. Question is, can he do anything with them? He certainly didn’t on Sunday. He saw 12 carries and 8 targets in the passing game and came up with a poultry 59 yards and a TD. Granted, he did have one touchdown called back, but it’s all the same.

James Starks, Packers (Yahoo 13% – ESPN 8.7%) – After a first quarter injury to Eddie Lacy, Starks stepped in and gained 95 yards on the ground against the notoriously tough Seattle run defense. I’m not sure if Lacy misses Week 3 with an ankle sprain, after all the Pack doesn’t play until Monday. But if Lacy is out, Starks is a low-end RB2. The matchup with the Chiefs isn’t ideal but it’s not any more difficult than the Seahawks.

Matt Jones, Redskins (Yahoo 24% – ESPN 16.4%) – Blew up on Sunday like your post-college waistline. Everyone and their mother was on this dudes jock back in pre-season, or as I call it: two weeks ago. He played three fewer snaps than Alfred Morris and out carried him 19-18. We, ladies and gentleman, have ourselves a timeshare where both backs have value. Jones is owned in just 23% of Yahoo leagues and if you’re reading this than stop and go add him. NOW!

 

Wide Receivers

Aaron Dobson, Patriots (Yahoo 0% – ESPN 1%) – Had a career day on Sunday against the Bills. And by career day I mean he caught the ball with his hands. I wouldn’t own Dobson in anything under a 14-team league and even then we’re stretching it. If he can gain some momentum this week against the Jags and there is an injury to Edelman or Amendola, he could see an uptick in work. In the meantime he’s just a mirage.

Michael Crabtree, Raiders (Yahoo 24% – ESPN 31.7%) – Went for 9-111-1 against the Ravens on Sunday and is owned in just 23% of Yahoo leagues. Not a bad flier to take if the Raiders passing game and Derek Carr continue to look the way they did yesterday.

Travis Benjamin, Browns (Yahoo 15% – ESPN 7%) – Has a fluky 4 TD’s through two games. I don’t see this holding up and wouldn’t add him personally outside a 14-team league. He’s obviously making big plays though and so he’s going to get a lot of love this week on the wire.

Rishard Matthews, Dolphins (Yahoo 3% ESPN 1%)- Looked pretty damn good as he hauled in 6 catches on 7 targets for 115 yards. He’s way off the radar in a lot of leagues, but could be someone to keep an eye on in the coming weeks. If the Dolphins are able to establish an actual passing game, he’s going to be the top option after Jarvis Landry.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Steelers (Yahoo 1% – ESPN .5%) – Is only owned in just 1% of Yahoo leagues and could have some big potential over the next two weeks before Martavis Bryant returns. He’s not going to light up the PPR leagues with reception points but he’s going to get looks on big plays downfield, and that’s always something to be mindful of. Probably a better DFS play, but in deeper leagues, he could be a worthy WR3 boom or bust stream.

 

Tight End

Crockett Gillmore, Ravens (Yahoo 5% – ESPN 1.6%) – With the name of a professional baseball player and the combination of size and athleticism, Gilmore is a for sure add this week. He looks to be the Ravens second option in the passing game at the moment, and is a better option than a lot of teams starting tight ends at the moment. Drop the guy you got and add Crock G, one more week like this and he’ll be 75%+ owned.

 

 

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  1. dom says:
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    good stuff, should I drop Jordan Cameron (groin) in an 8 team PPR for any of the following?

    Jordan Reed
    Seferian-Jenkins (sore shoulder)
    Eric Ebron
    Crocket Gilmore
    Ladarius Green
    Kyle Rudolph
    Jared Cook
    Vernon Davis

    was leaning Jordan Reed because he plays doo doo Giants this week. thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @dom: Yeah sure go Reed, no issue with that.

  2. Matt says:
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    Rank Matt Jones, Dion Lewis, Bernard & Starks going forward as far as waiver adds.

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Matt: It’s Jones, Lewis, Gio, and Starks a distant third for me.

      I feel like Lewis and Jones are close at the moment. If Lewis fumbles against this week it’s Jones by a mile so Jones gets the nod. Lewis could have more consistent usage though. He looks amazing in that offense.

  3. Mark says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 2 QB league. Just trying to look ahead to my week 4 (tom Brady bye week). I was thinking of picking up weeden. Who should I drop?
    QB: Brady, tannehill
    Wr: ty Hilton, desean Jackson, Brandon Coleman, Sammy Watkins
    RB: Cj Anderson, Sankey, gio Bernard , David Johnson, Dion LEWIS
    And is it worth it to drop Cameron for Crockett?
    The waiver wire has Matt jones on it. Is anyone else droppable on my team for him?

    • Mark says:
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      @Mark: I also have Hyde as my RB.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mark: yup than Sankey for sure

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mark: I say drop Sankey for Jones, Cameron for Crockett, and Coleman for Weeden.

      Colemans not going to have a ton of value if no Brees

      • Mark says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: ok thanks. btw, ebron is also available. is crockett still a better pickup than him?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Mark: I think so I’m not high on Ebron. Crack yes but Ebron no.

  4. slimbo says:
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    Would you drop walker or jenkins for gillmore?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @slimbo: Jenkins looks like he’s out for 4-6 weeks.

  5. Larry says:
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    I am an Eddy Lacy owner and number 1 on the wire . I was planning on picking up Starks but now noticed someone dropped Mike Evans What should I do use my claim on Evans instead of Starks ?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Larry: yup

  6. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Would you consider dropping Brees for Dalton? Would you rather go after Rishard Mathews or T. Benjamin this week? Talifiero is a must add in 14 team league right? It’s a 14 team idp league. Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Probably wouldn’t drop Brees for Dalton until I knew more about the injury. Andrews confirmed it was a bruise. If he’s out for a week then no I’m holding.

      I like Matthews more personally. Better offense, better QB.

      Yeah he’s worth a flier as a vulture type flex guy.

  7. Larry says:
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    Waiver 1 who should I pick up Starks or Mike Evans I am a lacy owner ?

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Larry: evans is simply better. he’s almost on not drop list

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Larry: Evans

  8. Chicken Dinner says:
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    With Cutler out should I pick up Crockett to replace Bennett?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Yeah I don’t think it’s a bad move.

  9. Jake says:
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    Mike Evans or Starks with my number one waiver move. I own Lacy but leaning towards Evans

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jake: Mike Evans no brainer.

  10. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Would just like to mention that in my dynasty league I have Jordy Nelson, Kelvin Benjamin, Tony Romo, Eddie Lacy, Tevin Coleman, and Martavis Bryant. I feel like a flower lapel pin should squirt water in my face now.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: bwahahaha! It already has and it’s blood not water…

  11. Charlie says:
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    Yo, RL!

    Need your trade advice please. 16-team league with 4 bench spots.

    Being offered DeMarco and Amari for my Ameer and A. Robinson.

    I have Hill and M. Gordon. What say you?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Charlie: make that deal

  12. Dom B says:
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    Okay so I have tony romo and Eli Manning and Tony is out for several weeks. Should I drop Tony Romo or stash him and should I ride out on Eli Manning or should I add a quarterback from waiver, Available QBs Colin Kapernick, Derek Carr, Tyrod Taylor, Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston, Ryan Mallet, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel, Kirk Cousins, Nick Foles, and Jay Cutler Who do I drop if I pick one up…. ALSO is Jason Witten still a TE 1 with Weeden. Here is my roster

    QB Tony Romo
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Latavius Murray
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF RAVENS
    Bench
    QB ELI MANNING
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH
    RB lagarette blount

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: You can drop Romo, and find some depth elsewhere. QB is deep on the wire in that league, add a TE.

      I think Witten could have more value as a safety valve but we’ll see.

  13. Schlurricane

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    Should I deal Matt Jones to get Moncrief?

    My RBs are Anderson, Murray, Lewis and Gurley
    WRs are Megatron, Watkins, Adams and White

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @schlurricane: What’s up buddy!!

      I think I’d hold on Jones but it’s not an awful deal. Certainly your RB depth is a position of strength.

      • Schlurricane

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I feel the same, but obviously need some serious assistance in the WR department. You thinking Moncrief stops producing? Andre Johnson looks about as fresh as a Tijuana hooker.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @schlurricane: Lol I really like Jones. Make the move though

  14. Gio says:
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    Half PPR shallower league. Tannehill is my QB and Gurley is my RB4. Like either deal?

    A) Give Gurley and Cobb, Receive Ben and obj

    B) give Gurley and sanders, receive Ben and demaryius

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Gio: I like B better

  15. Clam Chowder says:
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    How much of a FAAB $100 would you spend on Matt Jones? I would have to drop Joique Bell to pick him up? I already have A. Morris, Charles, Blount, Spiller, Foster as RBs

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Clam Chowder: $16 probably.

  16. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay so with Witten being hurt who would you add fir insurance in order please, Crockett Gilmore, Larry Donnell, Eric Ebron, Heath Miller, Kyle Rudolph, Darren Fells, Jared Cook, Richard Rodgers, or Jacob Tamme

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B:

      Gillmore
      Donnell
      Miller
      Ebron
      Rodgers
      Cook
      Tamme
      Rudoplh
      Fells

  17. Dom B says:
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    Who should add and who should I drop I have a high wavier. Available people Matt Jones, Travis Benjamin, Dion Lewis, Stevie Johnson, James Stark, Devonta Freeman, Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Andy Dalton , Jameis Winston , Ryan Mallet , Teddy Bridgewater , Marcus Mariota , Johnny Manziel , Alex Smith, Colin Kapernick, and Tyrod Taylor… THANKS FOR THE ADVICE
    Here is my roster

    QB Tony Romo
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Latavius Murray
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF RAVENS
    Bench
    QB ELI MANNING
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH
    RB lagarette blount

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: Wavier priority as follows

      Matt Jones
      Dion Lewis
      Crowell
      Stevie J
      Freeman

      Drop Romo, hold tight elsewhere

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

    Team is 0-2 so need a win — i dont know if anyone on wire will help to that end — so maybe save the # 1 waiver

    Qb rivers wr cooks adams a robinson rb murray gore te olsen q/r/w/t newton
    Bn dez garcon agholor coleman blount mathews

    Available wr baldwin crabtree charles johnson benjamin royal quick marvin jones perriman
    Available rb j bell crowell starks matt jones
    Available qb foles carr bortles cousins
    Available te ASJ ebron

    Use waiver to Drop agholor or mathews for matt jones ? Or hold

    Also are both mathews and agholor droppable for me at this point? I dont really see a use for agholor outside of depth never going to use him.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Barker: Yeah drop those two (Aghlor and Mathews) for Matt Jones and Baldwin

  19. Huey says:
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    you okay with dropping agholor for travis benjamin?

    • Huey says:
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      @Huey:

      12 team .5 ppr

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Huey: Yes I’m fine with that.

  20. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr have # 11 waiver

    Qb rodgers wr calvin adams rb ingram lewis te reed flex spiller
    Bn bennett deangelo williams moncrief j bell charles johnson

    Available wr beasley baldwin mi floyd wheaton quick agholor cruz
    Available rb starks freeman
    Available te d walker

    I will put in waiver claims on freeman and starks but dont expect to get them but need to drop d williams anyway so if i miss those two get baldwin quick or beasley
    Also is c johnson a drop here ? Baldwin quick beasley over c johnson?

    Is d walker worth a shot ? Maybe get him and try to trade marty bennett?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Barker: Baldwin over Johnson, give Walker a flier
      But I wouldn’t run and dump Bennett

  21. Diet dew says:
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    Would you replace desean Jackson , sporoles, roddy white for Matt jones, James jones or Bradford ?

    My starters are ryan, ap, Ingram, Cobb, and aj green

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Diet dew: forget Bradford but yes to the other two

      • Diet Dew says:
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        Who would you drop out of the three? White, Sporoles, or Desean Jackson

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Diet Dew: Sproles and White for The Jones’

  22. DiRo says:
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    Would you drop Moncrief for Dion Lewis?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @DiRo: Yes I love Lewis. I’m pretty much his agent/father/confidant

  23. Diet dew says:
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    I have Brees in a .5 ppr league

    Rbs – gore, lacy, Matt jones, j bell, tre mason
    Wrs – Cobb, a brown, j brown , Wallace , Allen Robinson
    Te – witten

    What should I do with my waiver picks ?
    Dalton and kap are out there for qb, Sam Watkins
    Is available too .

    Who should I drop and pick up? I also
    Need to worry about the status of witten …

    Ebron and Gilmore are out there .

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Diet dew: Wallace for Watkins

      Dalton for Mason. I pick Dalton because the floor is higher. Kap obviously has better upside with all that running but he’s going to have some awful games. For this week Baltimore is a better matchup than Arizona.

      I wouldn’t sweat Witten. Not really anyone to drop for Crockett

      • Diet Dew says:
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        Thanks for the advice..Also, who would you prioritize on waivers? Dalton or Sammy? I feel like I am taking a risk of someone else grabbing Dalton, but my fallback could be Kap.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Diet Dew: Sammy for sure. Good RB’s and WR’s take priority over QB’s.

  24. Bean says:
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    Howdy Ralph!

    In a .5 PPR league how would you approach the wire claims for waiver Wednesday based on my team

    QB’s: Carson Palmer & tannehilll( added Palmer last week for depth begins tannehilll.)

    RB’s: hill, Lamar miller, gore, Doug Martin, Matt jones.

    WR’s: Demaryius Thomas, Brandin cooks, Andre Johnson, Terrence Williams, anquan boldin, Tyler Lockett & john brown.

    TE: richard Rodgers & stashing gates

    D/st: slot open I dropped D already

    Kicker:, Matt bryant

    Here are the available RB’s: James Starks, Dexter mccluster(RB/WR), Lance Dunbar, Damien williams (would be my cuff to Lamar miller), Bernard Pierce,.

    Available WR’s: Dexter mccluster (WR/RB), Ty Montgomery, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine kearse, Ted ginn jr, Cecil shorts, rishard Matthews, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Marvin jones, Kenny stills.

    Available TE’s: Ebron, Jared cook, Vernon Davis, Larry Donnell, Owen Daniels, Virgil green,

    Lastly D/st I stream here which for week 3

    Raiders D (@ Cleveland)

    Colts D (@ Tenneseee)

    Browns D (vs raiders)

    Falcons D (@dallas, whether it’s weeden or newly signed Matt cassel it could be a mess)

    Chiefs D (at Green Bay)

    Thanks man!

    * my first priority is dropping Artis-Payne for either RB or WR mentioned

    *2nd priority defense

    * 3rd priority drop Tyler Lockett for any of those WR’s?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Bean:
      First priority would be Starks,

      followed by Baldwin. I’d drop Lockett for both and hope you got Starks.

      Baldwin is an upgrade from Lockett. But if you can add him without using the claim, do it.

      Defense’s are shit sandwhiches but I’ll rank like this Atlanta, Colts, Browns, Raiders, KC,

      • Bean says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        * i know I’ll get Starks nobody is ahead of me at the waiver order, dropping cam Artis Payne for Starks.

        * next I’m dropping Lockett for Baldwin, after Baldwin which other WR’s would you target for depth or stash that I mentioned in case I don’t land Baldwin

        I agree on D’s

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Bean: Jones, Hurns, Matthews,Lee

  25. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Trade question for you Ralph.

    My Rivers and Forte

    His Luck and L Murray

    PPR

    4pts TD

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chicken Dinner: Yes all day. Good buy low.

  26. Pummeled says:
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    14 Team ppr league… Own Cutler and Romo. ugh…
    Most teams play 2 QBs (required only to play 1), so there are no starting QBs available.
    Placing a bid in on Weeden, but may bid more on Matt Jones.
    I will only be able to buy one of them off the waiver (historically, high bidding league)
    If I win Jones, I may be able to pick up Clausen for cheap to get through the next couple of weeks.
    I know it’s risky, but I feel like my season is over unless I take some risks.
    Thoughts?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Pummeled: I think the Claussen approach is smart. Especially with Cassel joining.

  27. help says:
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    demeryius thomas for alshon jeffery/ keenan allen
    d. thomahs for alshon jeffery/ sammy watkins

    d thomas/ t. coleman for frank gore/ alshon jeffery/ garcon

    could you rank these trades in order of which you’d do first/ last and which side wins the deal?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @help: 1,2,3 the Jeffrey, Allen for DT trade is close the other two are all DT side winning

  28. Mike says:
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    half ppr… was offered charles for my forte and gurley (4th rb). Thinking of pulling trigger. Is the addition of gurley too much? I plan on adding lewis with my waiver claim (1).

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike: Yeah make the deal

  29. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay is Tony Romo stashable for playoffs. Should I drop Tony Romo or Legartte Blount

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B: Yeah if you want….not Jay lol

  30. dom says:
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    shallow 8 team PPR, good players on the wire, would you drop any of my guys

    QB (1 starter) Luck, Newton
    RB (2) J Charles, J Hill, J Stewart, T Yeldon, S Vereen, T Coleman (hurt)
    WR (2) D Hopkins, Steve Smith, L Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, B Marshall
    TE (1) Jordan Cameron, waiver pending Jordan Reed
    Flex (1)
    D (1) Seattle
    K (1) Crosby

    available guys who I’m eyeing:
    RB Dion Lewis, Matt Jones, I Crowell, Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin

    Freeman any good with Coleman out for a couple weeks? Is Coleman droppable?

    WR Sammy Watkins, Crabtree, Torrey Smith

    Should I be patient with Andre Johnson? Also I think Newton is definitely droppable would you reccommend one of those RBs or WRs? Thanks a lot!

    • dom says:
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      @dom: Also Jimmy Graham owner is looking to sell low, should I be interested? Who should I offer?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @dom: Yes maybe a running back or two. You have good depth.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @dom: Yeah I’d drop Newton and Cameron if you get Reed for Lewis and Watkins, then drop Coleman for Jones.

      It’s up to you on Johnson this league is so shallow you could drop him for one of Martin, Crowell, or Freeman in that order

  31. Qbert says:
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    Hey Raplhie,

    You like Ebron or Gilmore more? Ebron got the targets last week but he just still seems prone to putting up goose-eggs. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks

    • Qbert says:
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      @Qbert: Nvm, you answered this question already. Esp with this stafford situation, gilmore should be the add. Thanks for your time.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Qbert: No worries

  32. chisoxx22 says:
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    2 qb league. Had Romo and Brees. I have Flacco on bench but slim Pickens on waivers. Cousins, mallet, Fitzpatrick, manziel, bortles and Winston… who outta those would you suggest I pick up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @chisoxx22: Cousins, Fitzpatrick, Bortles, Winston, Manziel, Mallet

  33. imp says:
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    Shallow bench 1Q/2R/3W/no flex PPR league
    Tanny
    Kelce
    Bell/Forsett/Vereen/Blount
    Jeffrey/Edelman/ARobinson/Wright/ChJohnson

    Trying to decide if I have a drop for:
    Matt Jones / Dion Lewis/ David Johnson (looking for upside RB4 > Blount)
    and/or
    Decker (risky as I’ll have two WR on bye next week)
    and/or
    Eli or Mariota (delay bye problems…upgrade on Tanny?)

    Would you make any moves this week? I’m deep in the waiver order, so I may not get first choices.

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @imp: I would drop Charles Johnson for Decker and Blount for Lewis or Jones. Full PPR is huge for Lewis.

      I’d hold on adding Eli until you need to.

  34. Mike says:
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    I have Olsen and Miller for my TE, should i drop Miller for Crockett or Reed?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mike: Yeah for Reed first

  35. Limit says:
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    Drop ertz or Richard Rodgers 12 team ppr for Gilmore?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Limit: Ertz

  36. William says:
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    Ralph! I hope you are doing well. I had some questions on who to pick up this week. Right now my team looks like this:

    QB-Rodgers
    RB1-Lacy
    RB2-Ingram
    WR1- J. Matthews
    WR2- G. Tate
    TE-Eifert
    F- A. Cooper
    D-AZ
    K- J. Tucker
    Bench: R. Mathews, T. Mason, T. Gurley, N. Agholor, M. Stafford, CJ Spiller

    I’m thinking of dropping R. Mathews for Dion Lewis, Mason for M. Jones and AZ for MIA. Thoughts? I appreciate your advice.

    William

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @William: I’d make the first two moves and hold on AZ D

  37. Mark says:
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    is st louis defense worth a hold for this week? or should i just stream?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mark: Hold unless someone better with a better matchup is available

  38. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    uh, he’s got bigger problems than just manziel owned. i’m in one like that and you needed to leave the draft with 3 starters and another guy who might start soon, or grab mallett after week 1 like i did. i was going for osweiler if mallett didn’t get to me. or sanchez, or later it would’ve been mcgloin.

  39. friar says:
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    In a 12-team 0.5 ppr league, would you rather have Dion Lewis or Golden Tate (effectively as a flex) ROS?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @friar: Lewis by a hair, his upside is greater but tate is less risky because you know…Patriots Running backs

  40. Troy: The Collector

    Troy says:
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    Nor dropping reed or Rudolph for Gilmore lol

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Troy: Well yeah you’re not dropping Reed for him but Rudolph and Gillmore are splitting hairs. I like Gillmore’s situation more, but sticking with Rudolph is reasonable. .

  41. Randy says:
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    What are your thoughts on Ryan Mathews’ rest of season value in standard league? I’m in a 10-team league where we have roster limits…5 RBs and 4 WRs or vice versa. I have Charles/Gore/Yeldon/Mathews/Martin at RB and Dez/Davante Adams/Amari Cooper/Jordan Matthews at WR. Would you drop Ryan Mathews for Donte Moncrief and/or Darren McFadden and/or Starks? Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Randy: Not DMC or Starks, maybe Moncrief. I think I’d hold for another week.

  42. Ty says:
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    Some dude just offered me A. Bolden for my Dez which I laughed at. He does have some decent receivers to counter with tho….

    TY
    Moncrief
    E. Sanders
    Julio J
    the rest of my receivers are nothing to write home about either. Maybe a package deal

    V Jax
    Cooks
    S. Smith
    James Jones

    full ppoint PPr ..12 team

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ty: See if he’ll do Sanders

  43. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Very deep 12 teamer.

    Use my #1 waiver on Duke Johnson?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Do you own Crowell?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: No. It’s a 12 teamer with 3WR 3RB 2W/R

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Duke out snapped Crowell last week as well.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Chicken Dinner: I like Crowell better and he did more with his carries (4.8 YPA vs 3.5), but the Browns like to deploy the committee approach, and they traded away West so they have faith in Johnson. If you have a bench spot and are hurting for RB depth add him.

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: I just can’t imagine a scenario where there would ever be someone better available.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @Chicken Dinner: You know the league and if you can start 5 RB’s then yeah for sure grab him

  44. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr keeper league

    Aaron Rodgers
    WR-Jordan Matthews, Jarvis Landry
    RB-DeMarco Murray, Latavius Murray
    TE-Greg Olsen
    FLEX-Mike Evans

    Bench- Steve Smith, Joique Bell, Markus Wheaton, Tre Mason, James Jones, Antonio Gates

    IR-Jordy

    K-Tucker
    DEF- Broncos

    Starks, Crabtree, DeAngelo Williams, AND the Jets DEF are still up for grabs…do you like any of them over my team above or should I hold?

    thanks man!

    best,
    Ryan

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @ryanoger: Crabtree over Wheaton

  45. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    BTW McCown is starting over Manziel this week.

  46. Dom B says:
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    Hey so I had Tony Romo go down so I dropped him now here is my current roster would you add any of these guys and drop blount or keep blount and stick with Eli. AVAILABLE RB: Isaiah Crowell and Devonta Freeman. Available QB: Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton, Colin Kapernick, Phillip Rivers, Jameis Winston , Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, and Alex Smith

    My roster
    QB ELI MANNING
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Latavius Murray
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF BRONCOS
    BENCH
    TE CROCKETT GILMORE
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH
    RB LAGARETTE BLOUNT

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: Blount for Crowell

  47. Dom B says:
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    Also who is better start this week Jason Witten Or Crockett Gilmore

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B: If healthy it’s Witten but he’s got two sprained ankles and a sprained knee.

      My advice would be start Crockett. Witten looks 50/50 to play, has multiple lower body injuries, and a new QB to boot.

  48. Nick says:
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    I have L Green & M Bennett on my roster (starting 1 TE & flex could be a TE as well)…do you drop either for Gillmore? I feel like I’m in a bad situation at TE (spent $15 on L Green, drafted M Bennett), considering Cutler is out & L Green is probably on par with Gillmore, I suppose I hold?

    Also with DeMarco Murray hurting his hammy in practice today, do you go Bennett, Roddy White, Wheaton, Charles Johnson, Sankey or Tre Mason at flex? I have AP & J Randle at RB1/2…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Nick: Probably go Sankey over Mason

  49. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Ralph! Kaepernick or Tyrod ros? Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jerry: TyGod!

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