Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here today to discuss a problem that effects us all. That problem is Peyton Manning. Let’s imagine for a moment that all of you are as dumb as the author of this article, and you drafted Manning. I drafted him a lot, like all over. So before you look at me with judgmental stares, understand I’m not very smart, and I make it usual practice to kill as many brain cells as possible. So now that we’ve established the problem (Manning), and the reasons behind it (my lack of intellectual capacity). It’s time to discuss some solutions, and how we can triage this problem. Yes, I really wanted to use “triage” in a sentence…. Let’s begin by saying it’s the Broncos bye week, so even if for some God forsaken reason you decide to hold onto old fuss and feathers, you’re going to need a fill-in. For the rest of us rational thinking normies, we need a replacement. So begins our Wavier Wire adds for Week 7.

 

Quarterbacks

Landry Jones (Yahoo 1% – ESPN 0%) – Now that’s a god damn football name if I’ve ever heard one. You mix the elite football mind and strong hat game of Tom Landry with the grit and toughness of Deacon Jones and BOOM, you have a third string QB starting for the Steelers this week. He came off the bench on Sunday and looked better than Michael Vick has all season. Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant owners rejoice, for your savior has arrived until the better savior with the “force himself on stuff” side returns. If you need a one-week fill-in, Landry is your man.

Brian Hoyer (Yahoo 7% – ESPN 6.2%) – Here’s a more long-term add for all of my fellow rational Manning owners. He has the best receiver in football at the moment, and he’s going to him non-stop. Seriously, he’s targeted Hopkins 51 times in the past three games. Over that time, Hoyer is averaging 20.7 points in RCL’s. Now that he’s established himself as the starter in Houston, and with Arian Foster back in the fold, Houston is an offense on the upswing. I’m dumping Manning this week and adding Hoyer.

 

Running Back

James Starks (Yahoo 21% – ESPN 22.5%) – We’ve reached the point in the season where I’m talking about players I already discussed once. This isn’t a practice I like to partake in on the reg, but it’s under different circumstances now. The last time it was over a Eddie Lacy injury. This time it’s over a true time-split and one that could tip in Starks favor at a moments notice. Lacy hasn’t had anything resembling a decent week since the opening game, and Starks went off this past Sunday. McCarthy was also quick to praise Starks and his work in practice the last few weeks. Which is coach speak for “he’s better than the other dude dummy”. I’d suggest you add him this week and keep an eye out for developments over the bye.

Christine Michael (Yahoo 39% – ESPN 31.7%) – This is my obligatory Christine Michael update, and the third time he’s been featured in this space. The update over the bye week is that Michael is handling the majority of first team reps in practice. Is this a sign that he’s overtaken both Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle? I do not know. My guess is it’s another tease in a career filled with them. If fantasy blue balls were a thing, they would be called the Christine Michael’s. Somehow that was sexist and I wasn’t even talking about a woman. I’d pickup Christine, and hope you’re the one that can unlock his/her heart. I know I’m making this very confusing.

Toby Gerhart (Yahoo 6% – ESPN 7.8%) – If you hate your team, be my guest, add Gerhart. I feel obliged to mention him here since he did start. The fantasy football gods hate us so they made sure Gerhart and not 2014 waiver wire darling Denard Robinson was the one to step in during T.J. Yeldon’s absence. He got 9 carries and 4 targets in the passing game, add him if you’re desperate.

 

Wide Receivers

Stefon Diggs (Yahoo 8% – ESPN 3.2%) – Sometimes I sound like the Smokey cheering section. He’s my brother over on RazzSoccer and all, but he’s been killing the game for real with his Smokey Says series. He featured Diggs last week and Stefon with an “F” returned the favor by going 7/129. Add him up, he looks to be cementing a starting role.

Danny Amendola (Yahoo 7% – ESPN 10.5%) – You see Julian Edelman’s pinkie? Thing was gnarly looking brah. It also limited him the rest of the game. Leading to a couple of drops and a pick six that was 100% his fault. If Edelman misses anytime (he won’t) or is limited against the J-E-T-S next week, expect Amendola to see an uptick in action.

 

Tight End

Ben Watson (Yahoo 11% – ESPN 4.2%) – It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who said there are no second acts in American lives. This line doesn’t really apply to Ben Watson, because I’m not sure he ever had a first act. Did he? I have a hunch he could be worthwhile flier to take over the next couple of weeks. The upcoming schedule of Indy, the Giants, Titans, and Washington is pretty inviting. Plus you know, Drew Bree’s. The later tips the scales in the favor of add him.

 

Defense & Special Teams

Pittsburgh (Yahoo 19% – ESPN 12.2%) – I’m not one to spend my time discussing defenses to stream, because it’s boring, and you should know who has god and bad matchups. Problem is the Steelers defense is under-owned, maybe for the first time ever. They’ve posted double digit scores in three of the past four weeks, and face the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs.

 

 

 

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  1. Nightmare says:
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    I have Travis Kelce and Julius Thomas. Which one do you think ends up better at the end of the year? I have an owner who wants Kelce and Cooks and is willing to give me james jones and Jeremy hill

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Nightmare: I think it’s Kelce but if dealing him and Cooks nets you that do it.

  2. Beans says:
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    What’s up man? I have 2 questions if you don’t mind. 1- pick 3 PPR Cooks Snead Martavis and Rishard? 2 is in order to get Gurley would you be willing to part with one of these rb’s pair with one of these WR’s? It’s PPr if that matters. Lamar Miller, Hillman, C-Mike Cooks Snead Rishard? So basically 1 of these Rb’s and 1 WR’s for Gurley? Thanks for the time

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Beans: Martavis, Snead, Rishard

      Hillman and Cooks. If they ask for Miller I’d do it, but see if you can get a taker on Hillman and Cooks.

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Beans:
      1. Cooks
      2. I’d move Miller and Hillman for Gurley, so either one as Gurley is a big upgrade

  3. Lex says:
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    Looking to make a move in my league…I’m 4-2 but I feel I could be better..in a standard scoring 10 team league should I send cobb and ingram for Gurley and Antonio brown….what you think?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Lex: If someone will bite sure. I’m hoping Brown is on the come up. It’s been rough if you took him in round 1

      • Lex says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: well things have changed…he countered with his gurley and Brown for my marshall and ivory…

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Lex: See if he’ll wait a week. Roethlisberger should be back next week and you get that tasty Jets matchup with New England. Trust me Ivory and Marshall get theirs this week. Particularly Ivory.

  4. Todd says:
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    Howdy Ralph man!

    .5 ppr what order of waiver moves would you make for this week based on my team?

    My team:

    QB: Luck & I also have Carson Palmer

    RB’s Lamar miller, Gore, Doug Martin , charcandrick west, Jeremy hill is on a bye & also have buck Allen & Christine michael

    WR’s: John brown, cooks, Terrence Williams, Josh huff, Brandon lafell, Andre Johnson. Demaryius & Alshon have byes.

    TE: Antonio gates

    Defense:,philly

    Kicker Josh brown.

    Right now I have priority 1 is adding Matt jones by dropping buck Allen.

    Here’s available RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, DMC, mccluster, Matt jones too.

    Available WRs: Cecil shorts, Riley Cooper, stefon diggs, rob woods, Kenny stills, amendola, agholor, funchess, Jericho cotchery.

    • Todd says:
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      @Todd:

      I also have RB charcandrick west

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Todd: I like the Jones for Allen move, and I’d claim Diggs for Terrance Williams. I’m very low on Williams.

  5. Blake says:
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    what about Alfred morris? what to do with him? I am in a 10 team standard league and I have the following lineup:

    QB: Brees
    WR: A Robinson
    WR: A Boldin
    WR: P Garcon
    RB: D Freeman
    RB: J Stewart
    TE: A Gates
    B: D Thomas
    B: M Forte
    B: J Witten
    B: A Dalton
    B: M Gordon
    B: A Morris

    I can pickup J Starks, S Diggs, R Jennings, Theo Riddick, M Floyd. Just don’t know what to do with him

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Blake: Dump him for Diggs you need WR depth.

      • Blake says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        He was picked up before I could get to him – what about the following:

        Malcolm Floyd
        Michael Floyd
        crowder
        amedola
        aiken

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Blake: hold its looks like Jones could miss time. If you need a WR grab Malcolm

  6. Teddy Heater says:
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    Ralph,
    Solid write up. Couple Q’s to throw at you….

    1. I’m leaning towards Gates Non PPR who would you start; Gates, Woodhead (v Oak) or Forsett @ AZ? TE is not required it’s a flex spot & here’s the rest of the team;

    Tannehill or Ben if healthy
    Gurley
    AP
    Landry
    Snead
    Hurns
    Flex

    2. I didn’t watch the game on Sunday, was Amendola already rolling before Edelman got banged up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Teddy Heater:
      1. I think with Oak-town’s history with TE’s this year (Owen Daniels notwithstanding) I’d go Gates.

      2. Amendola actually saw most of his yards in the first half, before and right after Edelman broke his finger. Indy rolled Davis over to Amendola in the second half, and Brady started to target Gronk, Lewis, and run with Blount.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        1. Thanks, other than Gurley’s huge game against AZ they’ve been solid vs top RB’s

        2. Cool, big help. I had Amendola going in DK as Indy has given up bigger numbers to WR2. Amendola was the only #2 to not get a TD vs Indy, but 7/105 is solid.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Pats have a lot of RZ targets too with Gronk, Chandler, Blount, and even Lewis.

  7. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr 6 pt passing tds

    Aaron rodgers on bye so i need to drop someone for replacement

    Drop theo riddick snead or knile davis

    My rbs ingram dion lewis duke johnson knile riddick
    My wrs calvin martavis moncreif hurns snead

    Thinking snead because i am probably not going to use him at all ROS and doubly so after he cost me my match last week also i like riddick and knile as possible rb starters soonish

    And which qb to pick up off waivers please rank two to three because i am not putting in a waiver claim and i may miss your first option

    Flacco @ ari teddy @ det smith vs pit mccown @ stl fitzpatrick @NE foles vs cle cousins vs TB
    Hoyer @ mia cassel @ nyg l jones @ KC

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Barker: I like Snead ROS over Reddick but I can see what you’re saying.

      As for QB’s I like Hoyer, Fitz, Jones, Cousins, Flacco, McCown, Smith

  8. Dom B says:
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    1.) Would you add Julius Thomas over Richard Rodgers.

    2.) Also who has better ROS value Julius Thomas or Jason Witten

    3.) I want to keep broncos d and they are on bye and i also want to pick up Julius Thomas so is Eli Manning droppable, I have Phillip Rivers.

    4.) with so many of my players on bye can you give me my best lineup for this week

    My Roster
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    K Steven Hausaka
    Def Broncos
    Bench
    QB Eli Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    TE Richard Rodgers

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B:
      1. Yes

      2. Thomas, Witten is yuck until Romo is back

      3. Sure drop Eli for the week you can always try and add him back.

      4.
      QB Phillip Rivers
      RB Leveon Bell
      RB Latavius Murray
      WR Julio Jones
      WR Steve Smith
      TE Thomas
      Flex Keenan Allen

  9. Dom B says:
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    Also would you trade AJ Green and Latavius Murray for Eddie Lacy

    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
    WR STEVE SMITH
    RB GIO BERNARD
    WR JOHN BROWN
    TE RICHARD RODGERS
    RB JONATHAN STEWART

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: God no

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    Need a QB for this week. Would you dump Tyrod for Bortles?

    4 points for passing TDs – 6 points for rushing TDs

    3 point bonus at 250 yards passing/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus at 335 yards passing/150 yards rushing (not that I think either of them would hit the rushing bonuses)

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: could also grab Hoyer.

      Have Dalton on BYE for the week and Tyrod was my fill-in, but I’m not sure about his knee.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Wilsonian: Is Hoyer out there? You may want to hold until Saturday night. See what the news is on Tygod

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah, Hoyer is there. He and Bortles are the best options behind Tyrod.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Wilsonian: I like Hoyer more than Bortles.

  11. Sean Don says:
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    Yo i got a couple of questions
    1. In a 1.5 ppr who would u rank higher ros snead or stefon
    2. Would u drop any of karlos,ryan mathews, rawls, or bradshaw for diggs or starks and if so which one my rbs r gurley, shady, n duke and my wrs are hop, julio, alshon, n snead
    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Sean Don: Rawls and Bradshaw for Diggs and Starks

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: in 1.5 ppt its Diggs. Snead may have more yards

  12. Scott says:
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    Yeah, I would have won the one league where I picked up Stefon. Buuuuttt, I picked up Andre Johnson that Saturday and started him instead. Ahhh!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scott: it’s okay in my RazzDP league I had a great week but they guy I played also had a great week. I was down by 20 with Eli, Josh Brown, and OBJ to play. I got nervous about getting a goose egg from Odell so I switched him for Andre at 8 pm Sunday night. I lost by 10 the exact split of Beckham and Johnson. Lol

  13. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr superflex so only start two rbs three wrs

    I have both green bay and mcmanus on bye — i know i cant keep both and know i shouldnt keep both but mcmanus is the top K scorer and i dont want to drop him

    Can i drop sammy watkins for a K ? Or just do the thing and roll with a new kicker and hope mcmanus clears waivers next week ? Watkins is really my only drop atm

    My wrs cooks a rob garcon watkins dez
    My rbs murray gore blount mathews hillman michael

    Is it safe to drop mathews or should i wait til the week 8 bye for that ?

    Players on wire lafell diggs starks cruz

    should i just do watkins for one of these guys through waiver or hold sammy and not get cute with kicker and def manipulation

    • Barker says:
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      additionally which def would you grab

      Minn at det pitt at kc mia vs hou car vs phi was vs tb atl at tenn

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Barker: Atl then Pitt

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Barker: Yeah just drop the kicker or the D and drop Mathews.

      I’d hold on Watkins, though I’m tempted to tell you to bury him for Diggs.

  14. Scooter G says:
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    Bye week is going to make this a rough week for me…

    Best QB to stream this week? L Jones , M Cassel, J mccown, R fitzpatrick ?

    Best two RBs to start? ( in case I don’t get the first one)
    Abdullah, k Davis, R Matthews, c Michael, T gerhart, Stacy/Powell, T riddick ?

    10 team standard. Thanks so much for the input!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scooter G:
      Qb- Fitz
      Rb- Riddick, Michael, Mathews, Abdullah.

      • Scooter G says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        To pick up riddick, a kicker, and D I need to drop 3! Who do I drop?

        QB M Ryan
        QB Cutler Bye
        RB Hyde
        RB Forte. Bye
        Wr Landry
        Wr a Cooper
        Te gronk
        K mcmanus
        D Denver

        Bn. Fitzpatrick, J mccown, c Michael, cj Anderson, a abdullah, g Tate, a Robinson, moncrief, k Davis

        Also Titans RBs are all available. Either of them better than riddick?

        Thanks

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Scooter G: Forget Riddick then. I say drop Davis, I think he ends up the starter but at the moment he has the lowest value. Go Davis and McCown. Unless you’re really against not having not having two backups.

  15. Wacha wacha says:
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    Still buying E Lacy? Which side of these deals would you rather have?

    Hyde and Tate for lacy
    Moncrief and abdullah for lacy
    A Cooper for lacy

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Wacha wacha:
      1. Hyde and Tate side
      2. Lacy side
      3. Cooper

      How can really trust Lacy at this point?

  16. matthew says:
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    are any of these guys droppable to pick up: starks, stefon diggs, theo riddick
    12 person 2 qb standard scoring.
    WR: Ty hilton, rishard matthews, hurns, snead, sammy watkins, desean jackson,
    RB: dion lewis, hyde, gio bernard, cj anderson.

    i feel like im really thin at the RB position.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @matthew: Matthews for Diggs. I don’t think you’re tha thin at all. Granted non of them are a 100% week in and week out stud they’re all RB2’s and flexes

  17. Jagr says:
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    I’m in a .5 Ppr dynasty. We start 2rbs 2 wrs , no flex

    Rbs = lacy, gore, Matt jones
    Wrs= Cobb a. Brown , j. Brown, Allen Robinson , k wright
    Def = den

    Would you trade j brown or Robinson for Blount ?
    If not, who would you target on the wire ? Only options are sproles, Oliver, bush in case Matt jones is unable to play

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jagr: If Blount is healthy sure either or, but he’s being evaluated. Wait until more info is available.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Yuck, that’s a bunch of horsecrap. Has to be Sproles. I can’t see Oliver doing a ton. Unless we hear Gordon is inactive.

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, would you drop Woodhead, West, or Garcon for Diggs?

    RBs – Forte, Freeman, McCoy, Miller, Woodhead, West
    WRs – Julio, ARob, Evans, Cooks, Garcon

    0.5 PPR – 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Wilsonian: Hmmmm maybe West but I want to give it another week.

  19. Schlurricane

    schlurricane says:
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    No joke… Smokey is killin it. He deserves his props. Where there’s Smokey there’s dat FIIIIIIIRE!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @schlurricane: Yeah he’s been hitting them out of the park.

  20. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Ralph! In ppr, who u like better for ROS: Cooks or L Miller ? Thx!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @JohnnyBeGood: Lamar Miller, hopefully the reigns are off and Campbell uses him right.

  21. Marc Andre says:
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    I have a crazy bye week with Cobb, AJ Green, James, Jones, mason crosby, and the DENVER D all being on byes.

    I have Hurns to replace one of the WR. My other receiver is Desean Jackson(who I am not counting on to play)
    My RBS are fine – AP and Ingram
    Flex = Chris Johnson and Joe Randle

    I need to drop either Randle or C2K to pick up a defense ( I don’t want to drop DENVER) and I can wait on the news for DeSEan.

    I’ve explored some trades, and the best I’ve been offered is Chris Johnson for Mike Wallace.

    Anyways, who would you drop first Randle, C2K, or Desean?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Marc Andre: Desean all day

  22. slippy says:
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    Do i burn #2 waiver on starks??? Im sitting at 3-3 right now.

    RB: Gore
    RB: Foster
    WR: Arob
    WR: cobb
    Flex: CJ2K
    Bench: hurns, ryan mathews, spiller, blah

    Hesitant to burn my waiver but need some help.. also hoping to pick up Lafell. You think starks will be a good weekly play? Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @slippy: Holdoff on using it in Starks.

  23. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think of dropping Spiller or Ellington for Starks?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I’d drop Spiller, he’s nothin at moment.

  24. Braun Weasleys says:
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    Hey Ralph!
    Was offered Dez Bryant for Lamar Miller and davante Adams in my 12 team reg scoring league. It leaves me a little thin at Rb but do I do it for the beast that is Dez? Also thinking of adding hurns in instead of davante, thoughts?

    Qb: Brady
    Wr: Aj green
    Wr: Ty Hilton
    Rb: leveon Bell
    Rb: Todd Gurley
    TE: Delanie
    Flex: Lamar Miller
    Bn: hurns
    Bn. Duke Johnson
    Bn davante Adams

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Braun Weasleys: Hold Hurns and sell Adams. I don’t love the trade but Dez is the best player in the deal. The no Romo element worries me

  25. Wheezy says:
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    12 team standard.

    Been offered DeAndre Hopkins, LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams, and Mike Evans for Arian, Dez, and Allen Robinson. Im weak at RB but have depth at WR. My RBs right now are foster, ingram, cj anderson, ryan mathews, and knile davis. My WR are Julio, Dez, Allen Robinson, James Jones, Donte Moncrief, and Michael Floyd.

    Should i pull the trigger?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Wheezy: Tough but how can you not want Hopkins? Pairing Julio and Hopkins is worth giving up WR depth and trading out Arian for LeSean. Karlos sweetens the deal too. I say do it.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: You’re getting Evans too (missed that) It’s a no brainer. Try and then flip Evans for a RB2/Flex type.

  26. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    we in STL remember his first act and it wasn’t good at all. But as long as Breezus isn’t using Hill yet (why?!) watson could have some value, as long as the other teams guard him (i mean not guard him) the way that last one did.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Watson’s? His first act was in New England. He’s a freak athlete, I like him more than Hill to be honest with you.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: hahaha, i’m confusing him with 1 of 2 other crappy TE’s that NE has used as blockers after leaving the Rams. hahahaa, this sucks, as i would’ve actually drafted watson in deep leagues had i known this before. It’s ok, as in one of those i ended up with Barnidge just before his first great game after 3 weeks of literally having ZERO pts from TE’s to start the year. Now in that one i have gates and barnidge with flexing TE possible.

  27. Dom B says:
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    Hey which DEF to stream this week

    Patriots @ NYJ

    Miami @ HOU

    Tampa @ Washington

    Washington @ Tampa

    Giants @ Dallas

    [email protected] NE

    PIT @ KC

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B: Pitt

  28. imp says:
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    Dear Ralphie,
    This 12 team PPR (start 2RB/3WR/no flex)has room for one more player on the 4 man bench:
    Brees
    Kelce
    LBell/Forsett/Blount
    Jeffrey/Edelman/ARob/Tate/Wright

    Would you rather roster Starks to fortify RB or LaFell to fortify WR?

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @imp: Starks

  29. Packers says:
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    What’s your thoughts on LaFell in a PPR format ROS?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Packers: Deep threat will have big games and some 3/30 type games too. He’s a decent WR3.

  30. Bob says:
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    12 team PPR

    I give John Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Jonathan Stewart and I get A.J. Green and Christine Michael. Thoughts?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Bob: I think you’re giving up too much. Bryant could be close to Green’s value. The wild card is will Michael really take over behind that line. If you can afford to gamble, do it and pray he gets the starting nod/Randle gets hurt.

  31. lb. sand says:
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    14T H2H pts non-ppr: would you trade lacy for cobb?
    I have lacy, forte, gore, j brown, a robinson, m wallace
    Thx

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @lb. sand: At this point probably, you’re a little thin at RB though. Who’s starting at RB for you this week?

      • lb. sand says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: gore and c michael.. it wouldn’t go thru this week anyway tho

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @lb. sand: Yeah you could do it. Need to confirm what Michael’s role is first

  32. Jay_0321 says:
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    Ralph,

    I am in a league where the top scorers are always QB’s, but Yahoo rankings have position players higher for whatever reason. I am currently 3-3 due to being three sheets to the wind at the draft. I am the league champion too so I am sure there was some mal-intent there on behalf of these terrible people I call my friends. I took Gronk and Dez at the turn and now I am contemplating selling Gronk for a combo of Gurley and someone. He has Megatron, Brady, Rodgers, Gurley, Lamar Miller. I pretty much have Flacco, Hurns, Diggs, Gronk, Latavius, Yeldon, Cooks, Adams. Do you see a trade that makes sense? Oh he is 2-4.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jay_0321: Gurley and Brady for Gronk, Latavius, and Flacco

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: He wont move Gurley now. What about Brady/Rodgers and Lamar Miller for Gronk and throw in RB? FYI Brady and Rodgers have 175 points vs Gronk with only 75 in this format.

  33. Adam says:
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    Standard league
    Would u trade Chris Johnson (AZ) for amari cooper??
    Need a wr

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Adam: Yeah if I had RB’s that would play over CJ for sure

  34. gmatt21 says:
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    Ralph DOG

    Do I start Landry Jones or Matt Stafford? Is this a dumb question? lol

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @gmatt21: I say start Jones, Stafford doesn’t have a great track record against Minny, and the Vikes D is solid

  35. Pete says:
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    Do you like Hoyer over Bradford at this point?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Pete: No question

  36. Pppphhh says:
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    I have both martavis and Antonio brown in a keeper… Martavis is $5 and Antonio is $60…

    Would you look to trade Antonio for rb depth, or a qb/te upgrade?

    Here’s my team:
    Matt Ryan
    Devanta
    Lamar
    Forsett,
    Alshon, Marshall, Dez and martavis Bryant, Antonio brown, sammy watkins
    Martellus
    Cmike,knile davis,tevin Coleman

    I was thinking Antonio for AP or Antonio and Matt Ryan for Andrew luck/jimmy graham or Antonio/Matty ice for luck/lacy??

    I’ve got to deal one of my wr’s but for what and for who?

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