Three words Jim Bob Cooter. Why do I begin this week’s edition of Through The Wire with the name of the Lions newly promoted Offensive Coordinator? Not because I feel his advancement will have any sort of positive impact upon the Lions offense. No, not at all, but for two very specific reasons, that are completely unrelated to football.

1. His birth name isn’t Jim Bob. It’s is in fact James Robert Cooter. To this I say he chose the Jim Bob life. That says a great deal about a person.

2. He’s a creep who likes to get a little silly, by breaking into woman’s bedrooms and stripping down to his tightie whities.

So now that I’ve been given my medium to express my feelings of appreciation for all that is The Coot, let’s move on to more pressing matters.I not going to do what everybody thinks I’m going to, and that’s talk about the Arian Foster injury and freak out man. Instead I’m going to quite simply state that I’m rooting for injuries at this point. So Arain Foster’s torn Achilles, good for business. On that note, here are your Week 8 wavier wire adds.

 

Arian Foster Replacement Spectacular

Alfred Blue – He was technically the fill in the first three weeks while Foster was sidelined. He had a huge game in week three when he ran for 139 yards and a TD. So he’s proven he’s capable of a big game. Problem is the Texans upcoming schedule isn’t exactly welcoming. In week 8 they face the Titans top 5 run D, followed by the bye, a mid-grade matchup at Cincy, and then a date with the Jets top ranked unit. If you’re in a deep league or need some RB depth scoop him up, but don’t expect too much.

Chris Polk – He was second in the depth chart behind Foster the past few weeks, but it looks like Blue gets first crack. You can put in a claim as a consolation prize, or as a cuff incase Blue falls flat, but I’m not too gassed about the Houston offense.

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick – Here’s a question for you, what’s the difference between Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, and Ryan Fitzpatrick? Oh about 2 fantasy points. That’s right Fitzy isn’t nearly as bad as you think, and he’s been pretty damn consistent as well, never scoring below 14 points in any game this year. Onto week 8 where “Bearded Marino” and his Jets brethren look to rebound as they travel to Oakland. To call the Raiders defense subpar would be an understatement. Expect a decent return from all players afflicted with the Jets offense this week.

Running Back

Darren McFadden – As long as Greg Hardy doesn’t kill Run DMC or any other people in his way/talking to him/occupying space, McFadden could be in for an increased roll going forward. After the former Raider, and not Fantasy darling Christine Michael, took over for Joseph Randle, he went HAM! Racking up 162 total yards and a TD on 29 carries and two receptions. Jason Garrett already said that McFadden’s role will increase, and at this point I wouldn’t be shocked if he overtakes Randle as the Boys primary back. Worth an add if only due to his ability to contribute in the running and passing game. There’s good upside here.

Wide Receivers

Nate Washington – Welp, it looks like DeAndre Hopkins has been supplanted as the top option in the passing game for the Texans. Sometimes garbage time just shows you something. Every so often a star emerges from the strangest of places, the darkest corners of the waiver wire, but that time is not now. Washington is an illusion, like a cliched oasis in a desert scene from a movie. He is just a mirage.

Robert Woods – With both Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin on the sidelines Woods ran wild at Wembley grabbing 9 of 13 targets for 84 yards and a score. With a bye this week much of Woods’ value is dependent upon the health and availability of the receiving duo in week 9. The news around Harvin isn’t good, with stories of possible retirement floating, and Watkins sulking and hurt, Woods is a risk worth taking. After a storied career at USC things just haven’t clicked in the pros thus far, looks like he could be getting his shot sooner rather than later.

Tight Ends

Eric Ebron – One of my only real mistakes this season has been my falling in love with Crockett Gillmore way back in week 3. He is obviously a gimp and I was way off on his breakout. Well, I never learn my lesson, for I stand before you today advocating for another tight end with big breakout potential. Obviously Ebron was a first round pick, with huge expectations coming into the league, after a disappointing rookie season the UNC standout looks ready to take the next step. In five starts this season, the tight end has only laid one stinker in week 4 against Seattle, where he was injured. He has some very solid matchups upcoming after the week 9 bye, with Green Bay (twice), Oakland, and Philly on the calendar. If you’re struggling for tight end points, add Ebron.

 

 

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  1. Jake says:
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    got some lineup questions for you.

    1st would you start Andy Dalton over Matt Ryan ? Matt Ryan just seems to Julio dependent where Dalton has an arsenal of weaponry.
    2nd My lineup consist of
    RB- Hill, Lacy, Starks, Woodhead and Doug Martin
    WR- Julio, Steve Smith SR, Cooks, Marteveous Bryant
    My current lineup is Andy Dalton, Martin, Hill and Woodhead / Julio, Smith and Martevous I have a feeling I will get burnt this week with Lacy and Cooks on my bench would you make changes of would you rather see how Lacy comes out of the buy week ?

    Thanks,
    Brian

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jake: I like Andy, despite Julio’s dominance Ryan has been just okay as a fantasy QB. Dalton is the start.

      Wow, it’s tough but I think you have to go Martin, Hill, and Woodhead.

      Cooks is easy to bench at the moment those other options are better.

  2. Allan says:
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    Ralph,
    Need some help in 12 team standard. Lost Foster and have Ingram, Lacy and Matt Jones left. Lacy isn’t exactly inspiring confidence and Ingram has a week 11 bye. Got 5th in waiver order and McFadden, all Houston RB’s, all Lions RB’s, McCluster, and David Cobb are probably best available. Try to get one off waivers or wait and hope to move up waiver order for later? I can probably get Cobb and stash him after waivers clear. My receivers are Julio, Fitzgerald, Cooks, Adams. We only start 2 so I was thinking of dangling Fitzgerald and seeing what I could get for him. Seems like the only guys with rb’s I’d want don’t need wr help though.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Allan: I’d see what I can get for Fitzy and put in a claim for DMC, then Blue. If you don’t get either add Cobb or Reddick on a free add after waviers clear.

  3. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Which side would you rather have:

    Stefon Diggs / Matt Forte or Jeremy Hill / Odell Beckham

    12 team half-point PPR

  4. STL says:
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    My Dez and Latavius Murray for his Todd Gurley in 12 team PPR

    I just lost Arian Foster last week, but didn’t want to be too reactionary. I know I still have a solid core group.

    QB: Cam Newton
    RB: Charcandrick West, Latavius Murray, Danny Woodhead, Jon Stewart
    WR: Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffrey, Stefon Diggs, Allen Robinson, Davante Adams
    TE: Jordan Reed, Jordan Cameron

    Do you think I should go after someone else in this deal or try a smaller offer of WR for RB straight up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @STL: You could go after someone else for sure, depends how bad you want Gurley. You have plenty of WR depth, and Dez is a wild card. He could come back and beast and then you have two top 10 wideouts, or it could be a lost year.

      The lost year side is where I fall. I say do it but ask for another piece.

  5. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what up Ralph?! are you going in on Ronnie Hillman? the owner needs a tight end – should I offer Julius Thomas and Ellington for him? I’ve got Bennett for the rest of the year, bye-free. 14-team league.

    Want to get out in front of Ronnie if Anderson is really done/trash.

    thanks man

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: The Dawg!!! First things first, are you hopping on the Kane train? I think I might.

      yeah I say make the deal, Ellington is no better than a stash at this point and you don’t need Thomas. Hillman’s 20 carries in week 6 have me intrigued.

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: YO! Sure I’ll hijack this threat with some EPL bi’ness –

        Here’s where I’m sitting

        Butland (Hennessey)
        Bellerin – Darmian – Moreno (Cedric – Simpson)
        Sanchez – KDB – Mane – Payet – Cabaye
        Vardy – Martial (Ighalo)

        with 1 freebie and 1.1 in the bank

        was thinking Martial -> Sir Harry of Kane yeah, or Darmian -> Kolarov.
        I would totally do both for a -4 but there’s a .1 difference so I’ll have to wait.

        Probably will do Harry b/c of the price rise. Yeah?

        and I threw out that Ronnie offer – hopefully he takes it.

        thanks mang

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: OR Benteke?! love my LFC man…

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: I like the Kane move because you can captain him this week. Wait until next week to dump Darmian

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: nice. what is the deal with Darmian anyway? limiting him based on his yellows or something? I may do martial -> kane and darmian -> toby for a -4 so there isn’t a drop or something, plus worried about his playing time

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: I figured they were giving him a breather. He played two games on international break for Italy. He’s a steadying force I don’t see Valencia starting the majority of the time but we’ll see this week. Darmian’s been pretty blah for awhile now. At that price you want someone with more attacking upside. Toby is a great alternative.

                • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: agreed. I’d love to get bellerin – kolorov – toby going, but if I go with Kane over Benteke I can’t afford it

                  leaving Mings, wanyama and calum wilson in for a couple extra weeks during baseball playoffs killed my team value haha.

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @SheriffMcRawDawg: What about Pelle vs Bournemouth

                    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: already went with Sir ‘Arry before any potential price rise. I’ll figure out DEF next week. besides Moreno, who’s the best 4.5 – 4.7 DEF?

                      any love for Yedlin yet?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: need to see how Benteke looks. The Klopp effect should start to take shape over the coming weeks

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: and finally my American football q:

              current squad

              Q – Ryan
              WR – ODB Jr
              Wr – Larry Fitz
              RB – Gurley
              RB – Woodhead
              TE – Gronk
              Flex – Dion Lewis

              bn – Hillman
              bn – Amari Cooper
              bn – Ellington
              bn – James Jones
              bn – Dalton
              bn – Rishard Matthews
              bn – David Cobb

              Just traded Eifert for Hillman, and I have the following offer on the table – do I take this?

              I get Beast mode
              I give up Woodhead, Fitzgerald and Dalton

              This is a .5 PPR AND .5 PER CARRY so I’m thinking it makes sense to deal out of my depth. I can slot Amari in at WR2 and pick up Carr, Tannehill, Fitzpatrick as my backup QB after….

              thoughts?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: could you switch out Lewis for Woodhead? I feel like you’re giving up a lot despite the benefit of beast mode’s carries.

                I understand your line of thinking though

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: BTW
                I like Christian Fuchs at £4.7.

                No love for Yeldin, I’d take Geoff Cameron before him. Yeldin is raw and in an awful situation.

                • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: makes sense. thought he might have some offensive potential.

                  BACK TO FOOTBALL –

                  need a qb this week in a 20 teamer and the only willing trade partner I’ve found has Kaepernick and said I can give up any of the following for him:

                  McCluster
                  Khiry Robinson
                  Darkwa

                  which one am I shipping away? it is a 1/4 pt ppr… but I kind of want to go with McCluster, b/c of Andrews and Cobb coming back – thoughts?

                  thanks again man

                  • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                    @SheriffMcRawDawg: also – drop ellington for Darkwa or Khiry in another league? 14 teamer..

  6. Beans says:
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    Hey what’s up man? Got a trade question for you. My Lamar Miller for his Bug Ben? PPR if that matters. I’ve been streaming and currently own Tannehill till Romo gets back. My prob with waiting is who knows if it’s actually week 11 he comes back and if Dal is already out no reason to rush him. Ben is a top 5-6 qb every week IMO. I’m fighting for a playoff spot in a 14 team league. Pull the trigger or stand my ground. My backs without miller are AP Hillman David Cobb and Alf Blue. Thanks for the time.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Beans: You’re really spreading it thin at RB dumping Miller as he’s coming on. I like Big Ben, but Tannehill’s schedule isn’t awful the next few weeks. I like the matchup on Thursday personally, and I’m a Pats fan.

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Been streaming DSTs (Min @Chi this week), but my team’s in good position for the playoffs and I’m wondering if I should burn my #3 waiver claim to start planning ahead with either CIN or NYJ, both of whom have some great matchups coming up, including in the playoffs (where CIN gets SF and Den and the Jets have Ten and Dal). I hate to burn the waiver claim, but both will get scooped by someone else if I don’t. Use it, or continue to stream?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I say go after the Jets, that’s a D you can just set and forget. IMO it’s the best unit in the league

  8. Chris says:
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    have j reed at TE on a bye in a 12 team half ppr would you drop ertz (also on a bye) for ebron this week? ( @KC)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chris: I would

  9. Cole says:
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    With defenses shifting focus on Edelman and if teams decide to cover Gronk is Amendola a viable option in ppr leagues? He’s one of the few guys I like on my waiver wire

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Cole: Yup I told people to buy him last week. Don’t over analyze the last few games. Edelman broke a finger and had Revis on him most of the game Sunday. Lewis was also inactive. I liked Danny last week but overall Amendola is a low end WR3. His floor is pretty low. He’ll still have 4 point games every other week. He’s worth a bench spot though

  10. G-man says:
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    What WR/QB combo would you rather have this week? Fitzmagic and Marshall or Tannehill and Landry. I would be picking up one of the 2 QBs from waivers and it just so happens that I also have Ivory so taking that into account does that make the Fitzpatrick/Marshall combo more appealing or less?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @G-man: I’d spread it out and go Tanney and Landry, but damn I do like Fitzy and Marsha this week. The Ivory thing makes it tricky.

  11. Tin says:
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    Hey man based on my team who are you adding / dropping this week?

    It’s .5 ppr

    My rbs hill, Doug Martin, Lamar miller, gore, charcanderick west, Christine michael and David Cobb on IR

    My WRs: demaryius, alshon, cooks, john brown, diggs, lafell & funchess

    My TE: gates & have Ladarius green too

    Defense has a bye (Eagles)

    Kicker is josh brown

    Available RBs: Antonio andrews, khiry Robinson, alf blue, Polk, Jon grimes, mccluster, Powell, darkwa

    Available WRs: Nate Washington, Andre Johnson, Terrence Williams, mccluster, Eddie Royal, Jermaine kearse, amendola,

    Available D’s:

    Chiefs D vs lions (London)

    Cowboys D vs Seahawks

    Bears D vs Vikings

    Chargers D @ Baltimore

    Raiders D vs jets

    Defense is thin a lot of teams are rostering 2 D’s & one has 3!

    What order would you go?

    I was thinking

    1.) drop funchess & add Nate Washington

    Or 1.) drop c-mike & add blue

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Tin: Okay first drop Michael for Blue

      Then drop Funchess, and add Danny Amendola, forget Washington.

      I like KC’s D this week.

  12. Twizlers says:
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    I’m in a half point ppr and was just offered a trade of Allen Robinson (give up) for eiffert or Greg Olsen (my choice , receive one ) and Tyler Benjamin (if I want him)

    I have rbs – Blount , Lacy, gore, Matt jones
    Wrs – Antonio brown, Cobb, k wright , Allen Robinson
    Te – witten

    We start 2 wr/ rb with no flex

    Should I make this trade ? And who would you prefer ? Eifert or Olsen?

    • Twizzler says:
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      I was also just offered J. Graham and L. McCoy (get) for Allen Robinson and Eddie Lacy (trade away).

      This is a keeper league.. We keep 3.

      I don’t like the above trade, but would you accept if I countered with Graham/McCoy for Robinson, Lacy, and Hurns or Robinson, Lacy, Hyde?

      Thanks

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Twizzler: I liked the above Robinson trade the best.

        I don’t like Jimmy/McCoy for Robinson/Lacy

        I don’t understand the last part. Respond and I’ll hit you back.

        • Twizzler says:
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          Would you make any of the following trades?
          – give Robinson/Lacy, receive McCoy, Graham, Hyde
          – give Robinson/Lacy, receive McCoy, Graham, Hurns
          – give Robinson, receive Olsen and Benjamin
          – give Robinson, receive Eifert and Benjamin

          Thanks!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Twizzler: I’m not sure I really like any of them.

            If you’re not going to play Robinson go with the last one and add Eifert

  13. Adam says:
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    Chris Johnson or demarco Murray ROS?
    Standard league

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Adam: Let’s first take a moment and laugh at how this is a totally legitimate question.

      Let’s then laugh that I’m leaning CJ2K. The last three games of the year look hairy for Johnson (tee-hee), but he’s got two good matchups in his next four. Wow who have thought..

  14. Injerry says:
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    My rbs now consist of Blount , c west, Matt jones and Morris in a ppr league after injuries to Charles and foster

    My bench spots are Stafford (Dalton starts ), foster , Morris

    Would you drop any of the above for ?
    – reed, ebron, Vereen, blue, Karlos Williams , ryan Mathews , d Cobb, Andrews , Amendola?

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Injerry: Stafford and Foster for Blue and Ebron

  15. William says:
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    Ralph! I hope you are doing well. Week 8 is here! Could you please help me with my lineup? I am in a standard ten team league.

    QB-A. Rodgers OR Tannehill?
    RB- Ingram OR Lacy?
    RB-Gurley
    WR-John Brown
    WR- L. Fitzgerald
    TE- Eifert
    F- D. Martin OR Lewis?
    K- Lambo
    D- AZ

    Bench: E. Lacy, Michael Floyd, Dion Lewis, NYJ Defense

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @William: I like all the first options. Keep it through yo!

      • William says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Ralph! Could you help talk me into Tannehill or Rodgers? It is still up in the air for me.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @William: Don’t get lost in the sauce. It’s Rodgers son

          • William says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: I appreciate it Boss!

  16. Tripwirealarm says:
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    Standard league, rest of year, Sammy Watkins or Alan Hurns? Thanx

  17. Dom B says:
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    Is my team strong enough for ROS or is there any position I should upgrade through trade and if so who should I trade away to upgrade.

    My Roster 10 man standard league
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF BRONCOS
    BENCH
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR John Brown
    WR STEVE SMITH
    TE JULIUS THOMAS
    RB DAVID COBB

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dom B: See if you can trade Gio for a TE, see who you can get.

      • Dom B says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: what if I pickup Jordan Reed is he good TE or should I try for better

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dom B: Drop Thomas for Reed

  18. Slimbo says:
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    12 team keeper where we keep 8

    Give up gurley for Hill and Cooper? Keep guys forever with no cost. Ageing team with only other rbs being Stewart, Morris, Jones and Blue. Wrs are Green, Megatron, Marshall, Diggs and hurns. Keep 8 with qb Stafford.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Slimbo: I’d want to keep Gurley but that offer is a lot. You add a very good young RB in Hill and a very good young WR. Girly also has the injury history. I say make the move.

  19. Brett says:
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    Which of Hilton, Dez, James Jones, and M. Bryant would you be willing to part with Lamar Miller for if you’re set at RB? He didn’t offer Dez or Hilton. They’re for possible counter. I also wouldn’t mind offering him D. Murray for one of the above instead. Then I could be done with caring about what the Eagles do. I have Cobb. Not sure how owning multiple receivers from same offense is viewed.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brett: See if he’ll do Murray for Hilton

      • Brett says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

        Before that. Another owner offered me Allen Robinson for Miller.

  20. Oliver says:
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    What do you think about trading AP for Calvin Johnson? May sound crazy, but consider that I have Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley, and Matt Forte in a league with no FLEX position. I just lost Arian Foster, before which the argument was stronger for making the trade, but now that I am down to three Top 10 RBs instead of four, I thought I would make sure I’m doing the right thing.

    I need WR help (we start three), though I’ve patched together a 6-1 record with Alshon Jefferey (finally back!), Allen Robinson, Donte Moncrief, Stefon Diggs, and Willie Snead. It seems that adding Megatron to that mix will make my team unbeatable. I like that the Offensive coaching staff for the Lions was gutted, so we may see things get back to normal for the passing game.

    Am I nuts?

    • Oliver says:
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      @Oliver:
      It’s a 10-team standard Yahoo league, with 3 WRs, 2 RBs, and no FLEX position.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Oliver: Make the deal

  21. Eric says:
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    In a 12 team standard yahoo league with yardage bonuses, which side would you pick?

    Adrian Peterson + Marvin Jones or B. Roethlisberger and Chris Ivory?’

    My current team without byes is.

    QB: Tyrod Taylor/Fitzpatrick
    WR: DeAndre Hopkins
    WR: Alshon Jeffery
    WR: Emmanuel Sanders
    RB: Adrian Peterson
    RB: Todd Gurley
    TE: Travis Kelce
    W/R/T: Lamar Miller
    W/R/T: Lafell, Davante Adams, or Julius Thomas

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Eric: Ivory Ben side

  22. Blounts & fortes says:
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    U alrite with giving up c. West and s. Diggs for amari cooper??

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Blounts & fortes: If you’re set at RB yes

  23. one more time says:
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    asked this somewhere else but what are your thought?

    plahying for this year.

    send $3 c-mike, $4 martavis, $12 khiry and matt ryan for $4 james starks, $13 ronnie, $50 shady, and andy dalton

    im deep at wr (dez.alshon.marshall.antonio.watkins.) and want some rb depth for the stretch run

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @one more time: Yeah if you can fit it in your budget do it

  24. one more time says:
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    one more question. same guy from above with good wr depth (dez.alshon.watkins.both bryants.marshall)

    send brandon marshall and khiry robinson for tom brady and $20 melvin gordon?

    i hate spending for a qb but my current qb is matt ryan and i cant take it. also, my biggest competitor has gronk so tying points with brady to his best player could strategically work!?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @one more time: yeah I like the strategy on that one, plus Ryan is a tease. I like moving Gordon out for Khiry too.

  25. Scott says:
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    In one deep league, These TEs are available:
    Jacob Tamme
    Heath Miller
    Vernon Davis

    Who do you like? Or at least recommend as a bye-week fill-in?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Scott: Ugh, Tamme probably has the highest floor, go with him.

  26. Scott says:
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    Who do you like from these Ds?
    Patriots vs. MIA (Thurs)
    Texans vs. TEN
    NYG at NO
    TEN at HOU
    Dallas vs. SEA

    or should I just keep Miami and bench them vs. the Pats? I’m not really interested in just a couple of points.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Scott: I say go with the Pats but it’s a total crapshoot.

      Is KC available? I’ve been streaming them this week.

  27. Dom B says:
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    Can you set this lineup with 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, 1 DEF 1 KICKER, 10 MAN STANDARD LEAGUE

    THE ROSTER
    QB PHILLIP RIVERS
    RB LEVEON BELL
    RB JONATHAN STEWART
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB LATAVIUS MURRAY
    RB DAVID COBB
    WR JULIO JONES
    WR AJ GREEN
    WR KEENAN ALLEN
    WR JOHN BROWN
    WR STEVE SMITH
    TE JASON WITTEN
    TE JORDAN REED
    K STEVE HAUSCHKA
    DEF BRONCOS

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dom B: Rivers, Bell, Murray, Jones, Green, Reed, Allen

  28. Moscowitz says:
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    Would you drop Julius Thomas for Ebron?
    I also own Witten

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: I do Ebron looks like an excellent play the next 5, bye week aside

  29. Wheezy says:
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    Ralph,

    I took your advice on the DeAndre Hopkins/Arian Foster deal about a week ago and boy am I glad I did! I have another question for you.

    12 Team Standard

    My receivers are Julio, Hopkins, Moncrief, Mike Evans, James Jones
    rolling with Ladarius Green at TE at the moment.

    Should I trade Evans for Eifert?

    If I go through with the trade my team would be

    Matt Ryan
    Hopkins
    Julio
    Moncrief
    Ingram
    McCoy
    Eifert
    James Jones

    my receiver depth is shot if I go through with the trade, but I think Eifert is a top 3 TE rest of the way.

    Should I pull the trigger?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Wheezy: So refresh my memory did you trade Foster and get Hopkins? Or did you get both and now you’re screwed? I need to know. My souls ways heavy when my advice is bad. When my advice is good I sacrifice a hooker.

      As for the current deal I love Eifert and I’m not crazy about Evans. So I think I would make the deal.

      • Wheezy says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        I traded Arian Foster, Allen Robinson, and Dez Bryant for Hopkins, McCoy, Karlos Williams, and Mike Evans. So sacrifice away!

  30. Slimbo says:
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    H2H Non ppr

    Need a WR3 this week who do you like? Michael Floyd, Nate Washington, Malcom Floyd, Ginn or White.

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