I’d like to begin this week’s post with a big shout out to the homie Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Good looks on firing Philbin my man, hopefully the next coach you hire can actually use Lamar Miller. Particularly in 1st-and-goal scenarios, but I know, I’m nitpicking. Now that the hey “how’s your fathers”, and the “did you get that lump looked at” are out of the way, we can move onto talking waiver wire adds and the guys Yahoo and ESPN will tell you to pickup in two weeks. So how was everybody’s Week 4? Mine was good, I want 11-2 across my baker’s dozen of teams. Am I bragging? Maybe a little, but then again this is the first winning week I’ve had all year. Meaning I have three teams above .500. Yes, I’m the guy you go to for waiver wire news, not because I know what the hell I’m doing, but because my teams are so wretched, that I’m constantly shopping on the wire to fill my band of beleaguered flunkies. In other words, I’m not only Razzball’s resident waiver wire President, I’m also a client! Here are your adds for Week 5 of fantasy football.

 

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins (Yahoo 6% – ESPN 5.1%) – For one shining moment, I’ll entertain Cousins as a bye week fill in. Washington’s Week 5 opponent the Atlanta Falcons love a good shootout. They score a lot of points and force other teams to throw to keep up. Jay Gruden isn’t afraid of a dozen krispie kreames and he’s not scared of letting Cousins toss 40-plus attempts. As putrid and irrational a thought that is, it’s bound to happen this week. As I prefaced, this is a one week thing, because Cousins faces a tough Jets secondary in Week 6, and that’s not a matchup I’m even thinking about using. So pump and dump on this one.

Matt Cassel (Yahoo 1% – ESPN .5%) – Sunday morning prior to any games even starting, Adam Schefter was already reporting that Cassel could potentially face the Patriots in Week 5. The only qualifier was “depending” upon “how” Brandon Weeden played. We all know, and could have guessed, how that went. Weeden had lost nine straight starts going into Sunday night. Hello number ten! After the game, Jerry Jones was describing Weeden’s play as “limited”. Hmmmm, interesting… I would say Jerry is acting like we all had “limited” knowledge of this before the game. Jerry, we knew this already. To add insult to injury Jerry also pronounced the “W” sounds in Weeden’s name the way Stewie Griffin says the whip in cool whip. Not a good look, America’s team. The Cowboys have now had a couple of weeks to get Cassel up to speed. As bad as Cassel is, he’s an upgrade from Weeden. Too bad all of the Cowboys skill players are on somebody’s kill list. Cassel might not have anyone left to throw to by the time Week 6 rolls around.

 

Running Backs

Ronnie Hillman (Yahoo 36%- ESPN 46.7%) – Did any of you watch the Broncos game? Did you notice when Hillman was in the game and when Crunk Juice was? It was easy to differentiate because when Hillman was in, there was a capable looking runner lined up. Kubiack said on Monday that Hillman has earned more touches, and to that I say thank you. In fact, Kubiak was so impressed with Hillman’s performance that he declared him Denver’s offensive player of the game. Then again, that’s not saying much, everyone else on the Broncos offense was miserable. Anywho, hopefully you hand-cuffed Hillman to Anderson weeks ago, but if the Hill-man is still available, make him your top priority. I have a feeling he runs away with the job.

Duke Johnson Jr. (Yahoo 32% – ESPN 49.6%) – Smokey talked about him last week, and he preceded to score 22.10 points in RCL leagues. The Duke saw considerable work in the passing game, hauling in 9-out-of-10 targets. In the running game he saw four less touches than Isaiah Crowell, but got the look on the one-yard line late in the game. Of course he didn’t convert it so there’s that. But either way Johnson is getting touches in a way that demands a pickup.

Roy Helu Jr. (Yahoo 4% – ESPN 5.2%) – Like a creepy sales clerk at a JC Penney, we’re all about the juniors this week. For a few minutes in Saturday’s game we got a glimpse of what it would look like if Latavius Murray was injured. If that in fact happens, run, don’t walk to your wire and add Helu. This is a very speculative suggestion at this point, but handcuffing Murray isn’t the worst idea. Outside of an injury to Murray, Helu has limited value in deep PPR leagues. No different than he was in Washington, seemingly forever.

Christine Michael (Yahoo 9%- ESPN 7.2%) – The time has come for this fantasy writer to discuss Michael’s potential and how you should pick him up. Lance Dunbar got the donzo distinction with an ACL injury on Sunday night, so the mythical creature known as Christine Michael has to be mentioned as a pickup. I mean, hell, this is the second time just this year that I’ve talked about him in this space, and we’re only in Week 5. Temper expectations, but he’s a must cuff if you own Joseph Randle.

 

Wide Receiver

Kamar Aiken (Yahoo 2% – ESPN .8%) – Real simple, Steve Smith has an injury so he’ll probably miss a week (even if he should miss ten), because Steve Smith is insane and doesn’t live by the codes the rest of us do. Regardless of Steve Smith’s telekinetic regenerative powers, Aiken should be in line for some serious work in his absence. I mean who else do the Ravens have to throw to? Seriously, who else?

Ted Ginn Jr. (Yahoo 33% – ESPN 32.3%) – I want to be clear Ted Ginn hasn’t played well. For starters, he’s caught less than 50% of his targets, going 12/25 so far this season. Additionally he hasn’t had more than four catches in a game, and is yet to break 100-yards in any one contest, but man has he been good for a big play or two each week. You’re only looking at TGJ as a high upside flex play in deeper leagues. Then again, Cam Newton has such a measly arsenal of weapons Ginn’s due to get three things each week, targets, red zone targets, and at least one deep ball target.

Willie Snead (Yahoo 5% – ESPN 1.4%) – How did Willie Snead not play in the 1980’s? Everything about his name screams 1980’s pro athlete. I can already see him with a jheri curl, a gold chain with his number on a pendant, and a serious appetite for the Bolivian marching powder. In reality he’s the number two option in the Saints passing attack. So far this season Snead leads all Saints in receiving yards, and has seen 6-7 targets the past three weeks. With Drew Brees back in the fold, I have every confidence we could be looking at a breakout season for the undrafted rookie.

 

Tight Ends

Gary Barnidge (Yahoo 11% – ESPN 11.1%) – I really didn’t want to talk about Barnidge. I didn’t want to, but he had two straight good games. So maybe just maybe he’s on the radar in 12-team leagues. The thing is… he’s 30, he’s been in the league for seven years, and this is already his best season. Then again, sometimes a player comes out of nowhere and has a career year, and fades back into obscurity. Maybe Barnidge is this year’s out of nowhere guy.

Owen Daniels (Yahoo 55% – ESPN  44.7%) – *Tight end facing the Raiders alert* That means pick him up. He’s really not done much of anything outside the two touchdown catches, but for this week he’s on the TE1 radar. Look back at the tight end performances against the Raiders so far this year. Martellus Bennett 11 catches, 83 yards and a TD in Week 4, the aforementioned Gary Barnridge 6 catches, 105 yards, and a TD in week 3, Crockett Gillmore had 5 catches, 88 yards, and 2 TD’s in week 2, and Tyler Eifert in Week 1 who hauled in 9 catches, 104 yards, and 2 TD’s. It’s pretty much a disappointment if Daniels doesn’t finish with 6 catches for 70 yards and a TD.

 

 

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  1. Zandy says:
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    Drop Andre Williams or David Johnson in 0.5 PT ppr?

    Need to roster a Def for Carolina Bye. Or drop Carolina if I can get Pats D? (2pts for sacks)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Zandy: I’d put in the claim for the Pats and target Pitt, Baltimore, Cincy, Detroit, or even Cleveland

      • Zandy says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: but you’d drop Panther? or drop andre williams or david johnson?

        Have Randle, Morris, Gurley, Crowell, Hillman as other RBs — need to start at least 2

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Zandy: I’d drop a D for a D.

          Play Randle and Gurley

  2. Big League Choo says:
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    10 team standard league

    Mark Ingram or Marshawn Lynch?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Big League Choo: Lynch, he’ll be back next week.

  3. Jim says:
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    Hey is it worth adding Allen hurns or Snead or Aiken?
    My team TE: Cameron, waiver for barnidge
    WR: Sammy Watkins, desean Jackson, rishard Matthews, ty Hilton
    RB: Dion Lewis, Cj Anderson, gio Bernard, Hyde
    I have to start two WR and Watkins and desean are injured and rishard has a bye. What do you suggest?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jim: I’d add Hurns feel free to drop Desean or Cameron if the Barnridge move goes through.

  4. Samsonpete says:
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    Dion Lewis or Blount going forward?

    Also, with injuries I need to pick up some new WR’s. Options are: Maclin, James Jones, Moncrief, Vincent Jackson or Decker? Was heading in the direction of Moncrief and Decker.

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Samsonpete: Dion will be the more consistent option. IMO. Maclin hands down is number 1, Jones number 2, and Moncrief three. All of those guys are presently top 15 wideouts. they all need to be owned.

  5. Scott says:
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    Thanks Ralphie! So I’m thinking dropping Coleman for Snead?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scott: Do it now!!!!

  6. Sean Don says:
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    In a 2qb 1.5ppr league should I do this trade
    I give up russ julio n sproles for luck ty n latavius. My rbs r gurley shady karlos ryan mathews n my other wrs r hopkins alshon n agholor

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Sean Don: No don’t make that deal

  7. Scott says:
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    I’ve always been a Christine Michael fan. Hopefully this is his year…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scott: THIS IS THE YEAR

  8. Beans says:
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    Hey Ralph man!

    Half ppr

    Based on my roster who are you adding / dropping for this week’s waiver rush? & what order would you put the priority?

    My team:

    QB: Palmer , & I have tannehill as a backup

    RB’s: hill, gore, Doug Martin, Lamar miller, Matt jones & Antonio Andrews

    WR’s: Demaryius, Alshon, John brown, Terrence Williams, cooks, Marvin jones, Andre Johnson

    TE: Antonio gates, & I also have Owen Daniels

    Defense: Eagles (who I’m dropping)

    Kicker: bryant

    Available RB’s: Christine michael, Roy helu, khiry Robinson, Reggie bush

    Available WR’s: Snead, Allen hurns, hankerson, kamar Aiken, Jermaine kearse, Tavon Austin, Cole Beasley, Philip Dorset , Ryan grant, Jamison crowder & Brandon lafell as a nice stash

    Defenses:

    Giants D (they face niners)

    Ravens D ( they face Browns)

    Bucs D (they face jags)

    Jags D ( @ TB)

    Steelers D (@ San Diego)

    Chargers D (vs steelers)

    Available kickers;
    Josh brown, Josh lambo, Phil Dawson. I like Matt bryant but he’s not getting FG opportunities

    • Beans says:
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      @Beans:

      Davonte Parker is also available

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Beans: I’d drop Tannehill for Hurns, Snead, Michael .

        None of your needs are immediate enough to go after any of the others.

        As for D’s I like Ravens, Steelers, Giants.

        As for kicers who ever is getting work. I’d say Brown, but who knows from week to week. Boy I hate kickers

  9. Scott says:
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    Would you drop Joique for any or all of these here RBs?

    Duke Johnson Jr
    Ronnie Hillman
    Antonio Andrews

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scott: all of them

      Hillman
      Duke
      Andrews

  10. Butterfield says:
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    Does Aiken have WR3+ value ROS? Or is his value likely just one-week?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Butterfield: All depends on Steve Smith

      • Butterfield says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Who has the most upside between Christine and AIken?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Butterfield: Christine. If Randle goes down and he gets to work behind that O-Line he’s a RB2 without question

  11. Dom B says:
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    So who should I pick up and who to drop Available people on wavier wire Duke Johnson, David Johnson, Crockett Gilmore, Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin, and Lenoard Hankerson, Gary Barnridge
    My roster
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Bench
    QB ElI Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    RB Gio Bernard
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB Thomas Rawls

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: drop Rawls add the Duke

  12. Ren says:
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    Do you think Hillman is worth dropping Jonathan Stewart for? Been looking for a good reason to rid myself of JStew. Can’t seem to get anything for him in a trade.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ren: I think so. Stewart has shown me nothing.

  13. WillisReid says:
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    What should I expect from Ellington going forward?

    He’s obviously going to lose touches, but is he still RB2 caliber?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @WillisReid: If he s healthy he’s a flex. If he outshines CJ2K for a couple of weeks he’s an RB2 for sure. It’s all about health with him. If he’s 100% he’s the best back they got. Deep backfield though

  14. UltraKzilla says:
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    .5ppr 14team h2h

    I feel like I’m scuffling at my wr3 spot after starting Boldin through week 3 then Rishard Matthews week 4. I’m 2-2 I’m the league and I’m thinking about whether any of the common pickups at wr this week would be better than what I have. I have:

    Qb: Dalton
    wr: d. Thomas
    Wr: aj green
    Wr: ? Martavis Bryant ?
    Rb: arian foster
    Rb: karlos Williams
    Te: eifert
    Flex: dion lewis

    Bench: tyrod taylor, carlos hyde, jonathan stewart, rishard matthews (bye), Dorial green Beckham.

    I really don’t want to lose again this week and I can’t seem to get anyone to bite on hyde or Stewart in a trade for a good wr.

    What do you think?

    • UltraKzilla says:
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      @UltraKzilla:

      To clarify, top two available wrs are Willie Snead and Kamar Aiken

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @UltraKzilla: drop DGB for either. Snead first Aiken second

  15. Re-Pete says:
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    Is it dumb, as a CJ Anderson owner, to drop Charles Johnson for Hillman? My other WR include Mike Evans, Megatron, Jordan Matthews and Allen Robinson. My RB group includes CJ, Peterson, Hyde, Crowell, J-Stew and Woodhead.

    My team seems really deep, but I’m just 2-2 so far due to a severe lack of TDs from this group. But that makes it hard to drop anyone.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Re-Pete: yeah Johnson is dropable for Hillman.

  16. William Hung says:
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    Crowell or Hillman?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @William Hung: Hillman… Is that crazy? He usage looks to be going in the right direction while Crowell is the opposite. Crowell might be a safer bet, but Hillman’s ceiling is higher

  17. chisoxx22 says:
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    Ppr league and 3 wr, 2qb. Trying to trade cooks what should I expect in return? Newton for cooks?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @chisoxx22: If you get Newton that’s a serious add. He’s looking like All-Pro material at the moment

  18. Niu says:
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    Hankerson or Snead ppr

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Niu: Snead

  19. imp says:
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    12 team PPR, short bench (4 spots) 2R/3W/no flex:
    Owning:
    Tanny
    Kelce
    CAR Defense
    LBell/Forsett/Blount
    Jeffery/Edelman/ARob/Decker/Wright/Wallace

    Who are your drops for:
    1. Bye week QB (best available are in the Bradford/Stafford tier, 19 owned)
    2. Bye week Defense (Carolina has been #5 in our league scoring.)

    In other words, are you burning roster spot(s) for Tanny and/or CAR. Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @imp: Dropping Tanny for Bradford or Stafford is fine by me. I hate Tannehill

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: see if you can add a d for a week and hold on Carolina

  20. Clyde Prompto says:
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    13 teams? ?!?! Goodness! Would you start Travis Benjamin or ride it out with Anquan Boldin for another week?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I guess play Benjamin he seems to have a knack for big plays

  21. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    .5 ppr 12 team keep 2. We start 3 WRs. I have Dez and B Perriman who are both out (NO IR slot) til maybe week 7 or 8. I have A Robinson, John Brown, Crabtree and Hankerson. They all have different bye weeks so as long as no one else gets hurt I should be ok until Dez and Perriman are healthy. My question; should I drop Perriman for Snead or hold.

    Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: Yeah drop him for Snead. Perriman is a complete enigma

  22. Natty Boh says:
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    Who is your drop? Barnidge, Crocket Gilmore, or Jared Cook?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Natty Boh: Cook, if Gillmore is back this week he could get some work. Depending upon how long Smith and Perriman are out, there could be a lot of work going there way.

  23. Josh says:
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    10 team half ppr
    qb- brady
    rb- ellington
    rb- woodhead
    wr- brown
    wr-julio
    te- delanie
    flex- matthews

    bench- yeldon
    bench- hurns
    bench- andre johnson
    bench- lamar miller
    bench- gates

    yes or no for this trade

    My- antonio, gates, ellington

    his- lacy, olsen, keenan allen

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Josh: You get Lacy, Olson, Allen? Do it!!

  24. Jerry says:
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    What’s going on, Ralph! Would you drop Marvin Jones for Agholor? Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jerry: I like Jones better

  25. Dave says:
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    Best option in PPR for my flex from Gates, Agholor, Aiken, Snead, Hurns… In order please!

    Also traded Hyde for Lamar Miller in this PPR league because I’m 0-4 and couldn’t take Hyde anymore (also hoping Lamar breaks out with the new coach) other RB’s are Lacy, Dion Lewis, Spiller Tevin Coleman. Was it a bad trade?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dave: Time will tell on the trade. Hyde has been better than Miller but not by much. Hopefully we see Miller get more involved going forward.

      As for the flex question…
      1.Hurns
      2. Snead
      3. Aiken
      4. Gates
      5. Agholor

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: man, short memories in fantasy football see: SF week 1. I’m not saying Miller sucks, but Hyde was a top 10 guy when the team did well (which might not happen again, but that’s not Hyde’s fault). But maybe for, what, a 3rd straight coaching group Miller might get never more than 12 carries a game (complete idiots down there in MIA town). Walrus did same thing with Charles last year, at least 6-7 games that were close in which Charles had 14 or less carries.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Yeah that’s tough, in PPR Miller gets a bump. He’s the better receiver of the two. Hyde’s being used correctly, and Miller wasn’t/isn’t. My issue with Carlos is he’s never been really good in the NFL. Lamar Miller hasn’t had stretches of really good play.

  26. Duck butta says:
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    12 team 1 pt ppr is Davante Adams worth dropping for any of the WR wavier options mentioned in blog?

    Thank you.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Duck butta: Any of them. Not loving Adams, I like Ty Montgomery to be the WR3 even when Adams is healthy.

  27. Comatose says:
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    Who would you want ROS? Rawls, Boobie, Andre Williams, Duke Johnson,

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Comatose: Duke at the moment. If the Giants pulled the plug on Jennings it would probably be Williams. But Johnson is the more talented player, probably gets enough work to be flex relevant ROS

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Coleman is the more talented player at ATL (anybody that watched weeks 1-2 would agree) didn’t stop coaches from apparently giving freeman that job. David Johnson, if he gets some fumbles out of his game is the best at ARI. Just like in baseball coaches determine who plays.

        Not disagreeing with Duke over those though, as he’s getting reps from his coaches.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I was saying Duke Johnson is the most talented player of the options listed. Andre Williams, Boobie Dixon, and Rawls are a bunch of jags.

  28. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr league

    Qb rodgers wr calvin moncreif rb ingram lewis te bennett flex spiller
    Bn d walker jordan reed stevie johnson davante adams duke jr andre williams

    Drop reed and/or adams for….

    Rbs available mcfadden riddick taliaferro joique bell bush thompson david johnson c michael langford

    Wr available aiken snead baldwin boldin hurns beasley agholor

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Barker: Drop both for Snead and Michael

  29. Afro says:
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    Just discovered Razzball this Fantasy Offseason… Massive props on your “organisation:! You guys have a great thing going here!

    Looks like Ronnie Hillman is popular here… He is not available in my league but I am being offered a trade where I give up Moncrief for Hillman… Should I bite?

    (My RBs are Foster, Abdullah and Karlos WIlliams – Other WRs – Alshon, TY, James Jones, J Brown, Steve Smith Snr)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Afro: Yeah I’d make that trade, you need some RB depth

  30. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr qb flex

    Qb rivers wr robinson cooks garcon rb gore d murray te ebron q/r/w/t ????
    Bn newton olsen dez d adams matt jones r mathews

    I have a waiver claim of ebron for a gates and i need a qb this week

    If that waiver for gates does not go thru drop ebron after waiver period for…

    Other Te available julius donell daniels barnidge r rodgers

    Drop m jones and/or adams for a qb —- would just wait til after waiver period and get as FA leaning cutler if he is there or cousins — vick is enticing on monday night too

    Qbs available cousins cutler vick hoyer mccown

    Hillman is available should i leave the claim on gates and do one priority higher for hillman and take the chance that no one else puts in a claim — i have the #6 waiver and feel i have a decent shot at gates but not much of a shot at hillman

    Other rbs available vereen crowell mcfadden

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: i also own blount

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Barker: I’d put in the claim for Hillman if on the off chance you get him you put in the second claim for Gates with Jones.

      If you don’t get Gates go Daniels, Barnridge, Donnell, Rodgers

      Drop Adams for a QB I’d go Cutler them Vick.

  31. dom says:
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    drop Jordan Reed (concussion) for Owen Daniels 8 team ppr?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @dom: Yeah for this week sure

  32. curse says:
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    guys would you trade ameer abdullah for larry fitzgerald in a ppr league?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @curse: yes and twice on Sunday’s

      • Curse says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: i forget to mention it’s a keeper league does it matter

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Curse: It’s even. getting Larry helps you now Abdullah will probably help you more end of season, the next, etc

  33. friar says:
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    Who’s the better pickup – Aiken or Snead – if I have to play one of them this week (non-ppr)? Main objective here is Week 5, but if it’s close I’m aiming for the one with the higher long-term value. Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @friar: I say you go Snead

      • friar says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks! How high are your expectations for Snead this week against the Eagles? Specifically, my only flex options this week will be Snead or Ellington (and if Ellington isn’t cleared to play before the early games, I’ll have to go with Snead). I’m curious, though, are you bullish enough on Snead this week that you’d recommend I play him over Ellington, regardless of Ellington’s health (non-ppr league)?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @friar: Yeah I would. Ellington needs to play an entire game. Snead’s floor is higher. Ellington has the higher ceiling

  34. PhilOssieB says:
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    Drop Tevin Coleman or Matt Jones for Michael?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @PhilOssieB: Ugh, I’d rather not drop either but probably Coleman. Freeman has run away with that job.

  35. Rudy says:
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    So I have the number #1 waiver wire pickup in my league. Sammy Watkins and Hurns just got dropped and I’m wondering if he is worth grabbing.

    I have strategically waited to pickup certain players to have the number #1 wire in my back pocket.

    I envisioned using it when someone like a Bell from Pittsburgh, or eddie lacy or anybody else, gets hurt. Pickin up deangelo or Starks would just be incredible.

    So do you believe Watkins is worth picking up and using my precious waiver wire #1 claim or should I hold tight and wait for another big pickup later In the season.

    This is my roster.

    Tom Brady
    Antonio Brown
    Donte Montecrief
    Arian Foster
    Marshawn Lynch
    Delanie Walker
    Devonta Freeman
    Demarco Murray
    Marshawn Lynch
    Kendall Wright
    Leonard Hankerson
    Duke Johnson Jr.
    Gary Barnridge

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Rudy: I’d hold tight for now. Like you said someone is bound to emerge.

  36. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    I have to drop Roddy white for Aiken don’t I? Other WR options are Charles Johnson, Michael Floyd, Stills, Torrey Smith, Marvin Jones. PPR league

    What do you think ROS? Thanks man

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah drop him for Aiken.

      I say you need to trade for a WR. You have a ton of threes.

      How’s things on the FPL side? Aguero’s week changed everything. Lots of shakes ups in the standings

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: dropped. Thanks. I actually captained Kun so it worked out. Still had mfckng Wilson in at forward too tho. This last week of baseball took me away from FPL a little (won 2 leagues tho).

        But I’m definitely WC’d this wknd and I’m gonna hit you up with some alternative teams In a bit here. Cant have Mings, Wanyama, Wilson, Yaya, Gomez anymore haha

  37. Jay_0321 says:
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    Ralph,

    I put up barely 70 points last week, but I am miraculously 2-2. I need some help, but we only get 23 moves all season and I am at 9 already.

    Flacco
    Cooks
    Hurns
    Latavius
    Yeldon
    Gronk
    Clay
    Davante
    Moncrief
    Dez INJ
    CJ2K
    Gostk
    SEA

    TD heavy, non-PPR play Clay or Moncrief in the flex?

    Also, Snead on the wire and how do you feel about Flacco or should I make a FA add at Q?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jay_0321: Clay over Moncrief, but what about Chris Johnson? Couldn’t you flex him? Obviously this assumes Latavius plays.

      • jay_0321 says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: flex is wr/te only. Should I make any moves?

  38. Butterfield says:
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    What do you think of Cooks (or Moncrief) and Woodhead for Gurley? Is that enough?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Butterfield: To get Gurley? Maybe…Is it full PPR or half?

      • Butterfield says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: 0.25 ppr + returns.

      • Butterfield says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: The owner has Watkins, Steve Smith, and Dez Bryant all injured so he needs WRs right now. I have Allen, ARob, Cooks, Moncrief, and R. Randle. I also have David Johnson, Christine, and Helu to add value. What would you offer?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Butterfield: See if he’ll do Cooks and Woodhead. If he rejects offer Allen and Woodhead

  39. Wayneman says:
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    Hey Ralph – need to start three WRs. Have D Thomas (Q-neck), Royal (Q-knee), M Bryant (coming off suspension), and Snead. I’m thinking Thomas, Bryant and Snead. Thoughts?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Wayneman: Thomas, Bryant , Snead do sheezy

  40. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    stacked squad in a 12 teamer, .5 PPR AND .5 per carry

    I feel like I need to make a move for a top 3 RB (Lacey and Peterson owners are 11th and 12th, respectively in this one).

    Q – Ryan
    Wr – Beckham Jr
    Wr – Cooper
    Rb – Gurley
    Rb – Foster
    Te- Gronk
    Flex – Fitzgerald

    Bench –
    Dion Lewis
    Woodhead
    Eifert
    Ellington
    James Jones
    Dalton
    Rishard Matthews

    Peterson owner has Tre Mason starting, along with Frank Gore. Question is – how much is too much for AP. Don’t want to burn all my depth. 3 for 1 and who would you throw out there? Don’t really want to throw out Fitzy….

    thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: I say throw out Lewis, Jones, and Dalton.

      That’s a nice core and pretty much spare parts for you.

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