Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going into Week 3

Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going into Week 3

Is it just me, or have these prohibitory defensive rules turning the NFL into the Arena Football League? Crazy stats, but it’s good for fantasy. Here’s the fallout going into Week 3….

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Ravens – 23 @ Bengals – 34:

  • Alex Collins‘ carries, or lack thereof(9 this week), are a little disconcerting. He made up for it in receiving(3 rec, 55 yards) but he isn’t getting the volume we expect. I think it’s mostly to blame on game flow. The Ravens blew out the Bills, so they didn’t need him, and they got down early to the Bengals, so they were playing catch-up. The moral of the story is Buck Allen is useful in either case. The carries will come for Collins.


  • I said it last week, I think in the Garbage Grab, that John Brown needed to be owned. That necessity has only increased, as he’s scored in back to back weeks, and he tied Crabtree for targets(10). As long as he’s healthy he’s got sky-high upside.


  • Another one bites the dust. Joe Mixon is out 2 to 4 weeks with a knee injury, leaving Gio Bernard, 4th round rookie Mark Walton and practice squad warrior Tra Carson. The obvious pickup is Bernard, but it might be worth a shot to see what Walton has to offer. He has three down back skills, but he stunk up the combine. Necessity may move him into the spotlight.


  • Let’s talk about WR Tyler Boyd for a minute. 6 for 9, 91 yards after a 3 of 5, 26 yard game in week one. The action is increasing, and Dalton looks to him second after only Green. Ross is more talented, but Dalton trusts Boyd, who’s been lost in the hype. He should be owned in PPR formats, especially since he plays the slot and may be used as an extension of the run with Mixon out.


Panthers – 24 @ Falcons – 31:


  • WR Jarius Wright(5 rec, 62 yards, 1 TD) is the middle of the field presence that Greg Olsen can’t be right now. He’s worth a look in deeper and PPR leagues.


  • Coach Rivera stated he wants to use D.J. Moore, well, more. He only saw 17 snaps in each of his first 2 games, but he had a 51 yard TD in Week 2, displaying too much upside to ignore. My no.1 ranked WR going into the draft, Moore needs to be held wherever you can afford to keep him.


  • It’s a bad look on an OC to have to be prodded by your HC to get the most hyped WR in the draft more involved in the offense, but apparently that’s what happened with Steve Sarkisian after Week 1. He got Calvin Ridley more looks, and it paid off(4 rec, 64 yards, 1 TD). He’s in a high-scoring offense, and he’s the 2nd most talented WR on the team. He’s going to be worth owning sooner than later, especially if Freeman continues to have nagging injuries.


  • Btw, Ito Smith did a pretty good Freeman impression on Sunday with 46 yards on 9 carries. He’ll continue to hover around 10 touches in Week 3 when the Falcons take on the Saints in what should be a high-scoring game.


Bills – 21 @ Chargers – 31


  • I asserted that Austin Ekeler was a standalone value and NOT a handcuff to Melvin Gordon in this preseason’s Handcuff Tool. Not only does Ekeler have standalone value, he may end up becoming the third most important player on the Chargers’ offense after Rivers and Gordon. I know, Keenan Allen is a major cog, but Ekeler will get run in blowouts, where Allen likely won’t. He’s their new Danny Woodhead… but maybe better.


  • I love that Mike Williams had a TD on Sunday. I hate that it was 1 of only 2 catches on the day, even with Travis Benjamin sitting. Williams is worth having, but he’s probably going to be heavily TD dependent.


  • Zay Jones, my favorite son of the 2017 Senior Bowl, has led the Bills in receiving in both games this season. That’s not exactly saying much, considering how little offense has been generated, but it’s a good sign. Jones is capable of being a transcendent player for the Bills if he can put things together.


  • Lesean McCoy suffered broken rib cartilage on Sunday, which totally sounds like broken ribs to me but apparently isn’t. He’ll probably sit out Week 3, but he shouldn’t miss more than that…unless the Bills decide it’s not worth rushing him back in what looks like a lost season, which is a very real possibility. Either way, Chris Ivory needs to be picked up in most leagues, and Marcus Murphy can even be added in deeper formats.


Vikings – 29 @ Packers – 29


  • It’s black Monday for kickers as 5th round rookie(the Vikings actually moved up to get him) Dan Carlson was nixed for veteran ace Dan Bailey, after Carlson missed an easy FG(his third miss on the day) that would have given the Vikings an overtime win over the Packers. The Cowboys shouldn’t have let Bailey go, and the Vikings get one of the best kickers in recent history to add to their dynamic offense.


  • Dalvin Cook suffered a hammy injury in overtime but said afterward that he was just having cramps. Adding Latavius Murray before Week 3 isn’t a terrible idea, just in case.


  • The Vikings added veteran speedster Aldrick Robinson on Monday in a move that may send Laquan Treadwell to his rightful place on the bench. Yeah, I know he scored on Sunday, but he’d been underwhelming otherwise, and the Vikings would be virtually unstoppable through the air if they had a play-breaking slot-receiver to add to the mix… and now they do. Robinson is a sneaky speculative add in deeper formats.


  • Aaron Rodgers escaped from a dicey matchup with Minny no worse for the wear, and is good to go for Week 3, when he’ll have his best matchup yet against the Redskins, which actually isn’t that great but better then having to face the Bears and Vikings.


  • I hope you picked up Geronimo Allison(11 rec, 133 yards, 1 TD over 2 weeks) based on my Week 1 Garbage Grab rec, because he’s going to be a regular contributor in fantasy, as long as Aaron Rodgers is on the field. Make sure he’s owned in your league.


Colts – 21 @ Redskins – 9


  • Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins each had 10 carries in this one, bringing the nightmare of a timeshare on a middling offense to life. Oh, and don’t forget Nyheim Hines who saw a handful of touches. Wait, did I forget to tell you Robert Turbin will return in Week 5 to steal goal line touches? This is a game of musical chairs of Belichickian proportions.


  • The Redskins are fully committed to ditching AP(11 car, 20 yards, 3 rec, 30 yards) for Chris Thompson(13 rec, 92 yards) in hurry-up mode. They face the Packers in Week 3, and project to be playing from behind most of the day, so don’t be surprised if AP’s output is less than spectacular in that one too.


  • Jamison Crowder has not failed to disappoint many an owner thus far in the season(5 rec, 40 yards). Yards are going to hard to come by in an Alex Smith led offense, in which the QB tends to have tunnel vision. Smith loves Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson. Everyone else is going to be up and down on a weekly basis.


Texans – 17 @ Titans – 20


  • Deshaun Watson was able to salvage his day(310 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), but he was under duress all day behind an O-line that just can’t protect him. I’m tempering my expectations for Waton this season from great to good.


  • It was nice to see Will Fuller in full effect though( 8 rec, 113 yards, 1 TD). He doesn’t seem to have any lingering issues with the hammy. His return sends Ellington back to earth. Expect rookie Keke Coutee to overtake him in due time.


  • When your team’s biggest passing play is from your long-snapper to a DB, you know your offense is in trouble. The Titans got the win, but Blaine Gabbert barely passed the century mark(117 yards) in an expectedly lackluster effort. Mariota still can’t make all the throws he needs to make, so assume Gabbert will accrue negative yardage against the Jaguars this week.


  • Unsurprisingly, both Dion Lewis(15) and Derrick Henry(15) received double digit touches in Week 2. Neither was very effective against the Texans, but this indicates they’ll both get considerable run against the Jags, Whether that will amount to anything is a different story. Don’t bother playing a Titans pass-catcher this week.


  • Delanie Walker replacement TE Jonnu Smith saw nary a target in Week 2 with Gabbert under center. Perhaps he’ll get more looks when Mariota is back, but you can’t risk him at all currently.


Eagles – 21 @ Buccanneers – 27


  • Corey Clement(11 tou, 85 yards, 1 TD) made a ripple on Sunday, as Darren Sproles was sidelined with a hamstring injury. If Sproles can’t go this week, Clement makes for an excellent flex play against the Colts.


  • If you weren’t watching the game, Ajayi’s stats(8 tou, 27 yards, 1TD) look very unappealing, minus the TD. He injured his back a couple plays into the first half and sat until the 2nd half, so his numbers suffered accordingly. I did say last week that he’ll be alarmingly TD dependent though, with Philly rotating 3 backs on the regular, so don’t be surprised if he has more days like this.


  • Well, it happened again. Ryan Fitzpatrick(he’s earned the right to stop being called “Fitzpeepee”, for now at least) went nuts against the Eagles( 402 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT), who stymied Matt Ryan in Week 1. Afterwards at the press conference, he came out looking like Conrad McGeiger – Conner McGregor’s 4th cousin, removed. This is all going to his head, and I fully expect his peepee arm to fall off any day now. This has gone so far as to put question into Jameis Winston‘s prospective return to starting QB. I can’t endorse any of this on principle, but I can’t dispute that Tampa pass-catchers are paying everyone out.


  • DeSean Jackson proved that his Week 2 monster was no fluke either, as he racked up 129 yards and a TD on 4 catches. He’s a WR2 with WR1 upside, which is just my way of saying he’s basically a WR1. He just needs the volume to keep up with the yardage.


  • Peyton Barber only managed 22 yards on 16 carries, which is a 1.7 YPC average. That’s not going to continue to fly. The Bucs seem to hate Ronald Jones, but has to be better than this.


  • TE Cameron Brate was held catchless for the 2nd straight week with Fitz under center. You can drop him for as long as Winston isn’t around.


Chiefs – 42 @ Steelers – 37


  • We thought Deshaun Watson was something else, and now Patrick Mahomes comes along and starts shattering records held for half a century like it’s no big deal. With 10 TDs over Weeks 1 and 2, he now holds the record for most TDs over the first 2 games in a season. And he got everyone involved, throwing TDs to 5 different players. The running suffered for it, but you can’t complain about numbers like this(326 yards, 6 TDs).


  • Sammy Watkins finally got involved(6 rec, 100 yards). He’ll be up and down, but with the potential to go huge every week in this offense, he needs to be flexed.


  • James Conner fell back to earth on Sunday(65 yards, 1 TD), but what can you expect when you have to keep up with the Chiefs? He’ll be an RB1 in Week 3.


  • TE Jesse James had the game of his career(5 rec, 138 yards, 1 TD), even with Vance McDonald back in the mix. The Chiefs were too busy trying to contain JuJu, Antonio, Washington and Conner. It’s unlikely we’ll see a repeat performance, but James is firmly on the streaming radar.

Browns – 18 @ Saints – 21


  • Josh Who? Just kidding, he’s the GOAT, but Antonio Callaway(3 rec, 88 yards, 1 TD) made the Browns forget the Black Anaconda wasn’t there on Sunday, as Taylor connected with him on one of the prettiest basket catches(47 yards) in recent memory. Rashard Higgins out-targeted him 7 to 4, but he doesn’t have this kid’s upside. Callaway needs to be owned in all but the shallowest formats.


  • Duke Johnson Jr. has fallen off a cliff, and I don’t know when or if he’ll make it back up. Taylor just doesn’t look at him. I thought the loss of Gordon might open a few targets up for him, but that’s just not the case. See what you can get for him in the trade market.


  • Don’t cut Njoku(4 rec, 20 yards) yet. He tied for the team lead with 7 targets on Sunday.


  • RB Mike Gillislee had 8 carries to Kamara’s 13 in Week 2. Didn’t do much with them, but they were there. It’s possible he gets similar action in Week 3 as the Saints face an Atlanta defense that you don’t want to throw at on the outside. Kamara will feast. Gillislee is a DFS longshot.


Detroit – 27 @ 49ers 30


  • Matt Stafford made an about face(347 yards, 3 TDs) after tanking against the Jets in week 1. It’s good to know it wasn’t going to be a trend. He should have more days like this Sunday than that, thanks to 3 stellar receiving options – 4 if you count Garbage Grabber Riddick who had a great PPR day(8 rec, 47 yards).


  • Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount split carries evenly, 8 and 8, in what amounted to a 3-way timeshare with Riddick. Johnson is the most versatile of the bunch and can do what each of those other can do in one back, but the Lions are not going to give him the keys anytime soon.


  • Matt Breida had to do it to ’em on Sunday, putting up 159 yards(138 on the ground) and a TD in an effort to show that he’s not just a pass-catching back. Alfred Morris is averaging only 3.31 YPC(8.4 for Breida), and seems to be losing the backfield battle in San Fran.


  • O.K., I whiffed on this one. I thought Dante Pettis was certain to get major action based on Marquise Goodwin‘s absence(I wasn’t the only one), but he only saw 2 targets( 1 catch) on the day for 35 yards. I want to say he’ll bounce back against K.C. next week, but you can’t risk it.


Cardinals – 0 @ Rams – 34


  • Based on the box score you might have thought the Cards started a toaster oven under center against the Rams, But even Blaine Gabbert went over 100 yards on Sunday, so that can’t be true. Sam Bradford had 90 yards on the day and is basically (not)playing himself out of the NFL. They have to make the move to Rosen, yesterday.


  • To add insult WITH injury, Larry Fitzgerald injured his hammy on Sunday and is questionable going into Week 3. He’s the kind of guy who would put it all out there to be in the game next week, but the Cardinals shouldn’t be pressed to make him return. If Bradford is the starter, I’m not playing him anyway.


  • I’m not even bullish on David Johnson for Week 3, as the Cards go up against the Khalil Mack led Bears. It’s a sad state of affairs.


  • The Rams are putting up enough offense to comfortably start Cooks, Kupp, and Woods on a weekly basis. Just set it and forget it.


Patriots – 20 @ Jaguars – 31


  • Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead all played on Sunday, pretty much canceling each other out, on the ground at least(67 yards altogether). This may have in large part been dictated by the Jags’ stifling defense, and Rex Burkhead may have been nagged by his recent injuries or he’s a victim of game-flow, but it looks like the kind of timeshare we’ve seen from Belichick in years past. Michel did run well, and he’s the guy I’m most excited about in standard formats, but White looks like the back that may not be game-flow specific.


  • Josh Gordon might be the Pats new Randy Moss. They signed him this afternoon, and it could be a match made in heaven. Chris Hogan looks like the biggest loser in this one, as Gordon will surely siphon red-zone targets. Phillip Dorsett might be able to get something in trade if he does anything noticeable this week, but his time is running short with Julian Edelman‘s return growing nearer.


  • The Jags found success through the air on Sunday and T.J. Yeldon suffered for it. He only out-touched Corey Grant 12 to 10 for 59 yards on the day. If Fournette sits in Week 3 against the Titans, Yeldon is a flex at best, but then so is Grant.


  • You can take a shot at pretty much any Jags receiver in Week 3. Both Miami and Houston have found success through the air against the Titans this season, and the Jags should be no different, especially if Fournette sits.


Raiders – 19 @ Broncos – 20


  • What a difference a week makes. A week after Amari Cooper had 1 catch for 9 yards, he put up a 10 for 116 monster on Sunday. Guess Carr took Gruden calling him chicken to heart. The question is which is the real Cooper? You have to start him against the Dolphins this week in hopes this wasn’t a fluke.


  • Jordy Nelson needs to be benched until we figure if he stinks or if Carr is scared of throwing to him too.


  • Martavis Bryant IS facing a year-long suspension, but he’s being allowed to play while it’s being appealed. The Raiders offense isn’t dynamic enough for me to bother with him.


  • Phillip Lindsay is the truth. He almost doubled Royce Freeman‘s touches on Sunday(15 to 8), and the only thing keeping him from being an RB1 are goal line carries, which Freeman is going to have to live and die by until further evidence is shown. Booker can be dropped in all formats.


Giants 13 @ Cowboys – 20


  • Sterling Shepard is the odd man out as just the 5th option for Eli Manning after 2 games. He’s only an asset in PPR leagues right now.


  • The Cowboys re-signed Brice Butler yesterday, in an effort to not have journeyman Deonte Thompson be their best receiving option. They didn’t use him well the first time around, what makes you think much will change? He’s a speculative add and nothing further at this point. This passing game can’t be trusted.


  • Tavon Austin had a decent game (2 rec, 79 yards, 1 TD), but you can’t trust him to do it every week. He’s worth the occasional tourney play in DFS, but he needs to string together a few good games before he warrants fantasy consideration.


  1. Post By

    Would you trade josh Gordon for David johnson straight up? Half ppr.

    1. If youre stacked at WR and need the Rb maybe, but Arizona just looks like a train wreck. You would probably be better to try to get someone a step down: possibly wait and see how Gordon does and try for the nuts or. Go for Mark Ingram in a couple weeks.

    2. YES trade Josh Gordon ASAP to acquire David Johnson. Do it faster then you would sleep with your girlfriends younger and hotter sister. Disregard mainstream productions calling David Johnson a 4th round pick.

  2. Post By

    Alright guys, you guys helped me with what I thought was a great draft but the season has put me in a bind

    As RBs I have
    Freeman, D – Atlanta
    Williams, J – Greenbay
    Buck Allen

    I’ve been offered Lindsay from Denver for Bell. Normally I’d drive to this guys house 150 miles away to laugh at him in person but given we don’t know how long Bell is going to hold out I’m considering it. Thoughts?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I feel like anyone’s guess at the LeVeon siutation is as good as the next guess, unless you’re inside the Steelers organization to take that temperature.

      Linsday looks promisinge, and the longer Bell holds out, the less value he commands on the fantasy market, I would assume.

      I’m with you on the Freeman bind 😐

  3. I was thinking about trying to trade McCaffery for Leonard Fa’nette in 1ppr. What he did week 2 has to be his ceiling and I don’t trust Carolina. Is this a good move or should I try for another Rb or just hold?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Man…that’s a juicy offer. I think if Fournette is healthy all season (IF), he’s basically invaluable. But it’s super hard to ignore what CMC did on Sunday. I’d be wary to trade away such a high-ceiling PPR machine. You may not trust Carolina, but you have to trust what CMC brings to the table, especially in a PPR format.

  4. Post By

    Trashman, Alex or Byron…
    10 team Standard league
    My Roster:
    QB: Jared Goff & Patrick Mahomes
    RB: Todd Gurley, Dalvin Cook, Alex Collins, Lesean McCoy, Kerryon Johnson, Rex Burkhead
    WR: Keenan Allen, Josh Gordon, Cooper Kupp, Marquise Goodwin, Randall Cobb
    TE: Evan Engram
    3 questions….

    1) Would you trade Lesean McCoy for either Will Fuller, JuJu smith schuster or Desean Jackson? if so can you rank them in order of who we would want most to least?

    2) Should I keep Goff on my roster for Mahomes Bye week or say screw it and dump him for someone I can get on waivers?

    3) Should I drop Will Lutz for Dan Bailey or too close to decide? Both obviously in high scoring offenses

  5. Nice work Trash. I appreciate your efforts each Sunday and Monday with the grab and recap. Most sites don’t provide feedback at this time when it is most craved…. I got a takes thus far-

    1. Godd Gurley- This guy is looking like an All Time producer. He may give us 400 fantasy point in an offense that empathizes his sucesss.
    2. Kickers and Defense deserve more fantasy research and advise. Especially in standards. Bailey is a top wire pickup. And I want Mega Leg you once the current owner drops him.
    3. Matt Breida is a guy.
    4. Derrick Henry continues to let me down. But for some reason I still believe he become the guy.
    5. Have you ever seen a better WR duo then my hometown Purple employ? Diggs and Adam dominate but don’t seem to get the national respect. Probly because they counterfeit each other on a weekly basis…
    6. Patrick Holmes looks great. He throws the
    ball hard, long and straight into all sorts of tight targets. Plus he has the The Great Andy’s Reid with the play calls. Exciting stuff. But I still want Watson. This season and long term.
    7. Speaking of Watson, look for him to blow up this week for his first home game. I’d play him and all his weapons in DFS. Particularly Fulller. He was a monster in hen but now looks like he has matured into freak. Hard to imagine him and Hopkins on the same team for years to come.
    8. I’m liking Ridley, Sony M and Kerryon for ROY. You have to be excited about k. Johnson long term. The lions under Big Matt P are going to establish a run game eventually. He looks like a 3 down prime time back.
    9. Melvin Gordon is a stud. He is running thru NFL defenses like it is the Big10. He was disrespected during drafts. And deserves top 5 status next year and for years to come in drafts. What can’t he do?
    10. It is a sweet story but I’m not sold on Tampa Bay. Poor Winston. Magic is clearly an upgrade but the honeymoon will end soon regardless who takes he snaps. I think coach problem. Demonstrated by their lack to active Ronald Jones who could be a game changer without being held back by the coaching staff. But the guy out there when it matters, watch him work.

    Over and Out-
    The Great

  6. Post By

    As a Breida owner, trade A Morris for Chris Hogan? light on backs with Saquon, kerryon, breida, Morris & cLement. M Thomas, enunwa, Sammy, a Miller, Mike williams, Geronimo and J Gordon at WR. Standard league

    1. You don’t appear too light at RB… And I don’t see Morris being a fantasy championship producer. You can fold him.

    2. sure I’d make that trade.

  7. PPR
    Someone offered me GronK for my James Connor

    I have Gurley, DevFreeman, TColeman, KDrake, LMiller CHyde

    Should i go for it?

    1. Sounds like a good deal.

    2. LOAD Gronk. A guy has to believe Bell will be back soon. He is missing out on just too much $$$$$$.

  8. Post By Dickson The Goat

    Is Juju a sell high or a hold? Was offered Thielen and Kupp for Juju and Coleman. Thoughts? Pretty balanced team so no real need to make a move.

    1. Can you do Adam for Juju straight up? Thats stealing in my book. Juju AND Coleman feels a little rich.

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I personally really like Juju this year. But certainly Juju and Coleman is a little rich, especially with uncertainty around Freeman.

  9. Post By


    Great work. Just a note though, Breida never has been a pass catching back. He has 25 catches in his NFL career of 18 games and caught 22 balls in 37 college games. If he could develop in the passing game that would be a big step forward in his fantasy value.

    1. you’re right josh. this is more so in relation to morris. i sometimes conflate 3rd down back and pass-catching back, as they’re often synonymous

  10. Trade question.

    Full PPR 12-team league. Start 2 WR and 1 flex (wr/rb/te)
    I have Antonio Brown, Micheal Thomas, Brandon Cooks, Robert Woods, Alex Collins, Kenyon Drake, Tevin Coleman, Mark Ingram, Grappalo, and Stafford.

    I was offered to trade away Antonio Brown for Patrick Mahomes.

    I already tried Brown and Stafford for Amari Cooper Mahomes. But he does want Stafford and give up Cooper.

    My team is doing great so far. 2-0 top 2 in points.

    Would you do the trade?

  11. Jobieglo- Please hold tight. Do NOT trade away Tony Brown for a super hot QB. If your looking to make a move it has to be for a premium grade RB only.

    1. Thanks

  12. 10 team, non-PPR and I choose to only roster 1 QB. Questioning if I should drop Stafford and try to get Wentz off waivers ( someone dropped him on Sunday). Most teams roster two QBs in my league. Thanks in advance.

    1. i don’t know that wentz has that big an advantage without his no.1 wr and kenny golladay coming on for stafford

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I think Stafford offers higher ceiling.

      1. Thanks guys.

  13. Post By

    Need advise. Someone offered me Amari Cooper for David Johnson. I currently have as my RBs: David Johnson, James Conner, Melvin Gordon, Matt Breida, Red Burkhead, and Sony Michel.

    And my WRs are: JuJu, Thielen, Cobb, Sammy Watkins, and Brandon Marshall.

    Should I do it? please Advise!

    1. Post By

      It’s a full PPR league

    2. i wouldn’t. bell coming back will put you in a bind.

  14. Byron or Trashman –

    (1) what’s your prognosis/temperature on Jack Doyle or Derrick Henry?

    Doyle seems to be affected by Luck’s growing trust in Ebron, and Derrick Henry seems borderline ineffective in that anemic offense + growing love for Dion Lewis

    (2) Does the Josh gordon hurt Edelman’s value when he returns?

    I think not even if Gordon is perfect, since they play very different roles in the offense, but as always, I value your opinion over mine.

    1. 1. ebron is coming on. i’m not stoked on doyle. henry will be useful as long as mariota is out, but he’s missing two starting tackles, and they normally use him when they’re trying to hold onto a lead.
      2. i don’t think so. i think he more so affects hogan and gronk, as he’s a big redzone target

      1. Thanks Trashman!

  15. I was offered Royce freeman and Larry fitz for my josh Gordon in a .5ppr?

    1. maybe, if you think you’ll start both of them.

  16. Trashman:

    Remarkable recap and insight for all games. I look forward to you comment about tonight’s game. Kissy one question as I ponder my realignment for this week.

    I would like to drop to waivers Jordy and Dante Pettis for two of the following based on your recap

    John Brown
    Tyler Boyd
    Calvin Ridley
    Aldrick Robinson
    Antonio Callaway

    If you think it wise to make this move which 2 would you pick up? I am leaning Brown and Ridley. But Boyd and Callaway are so intriguing.
    I really know nothing of Aldrick but thoroughly trust your advise.
    I have Golladay, A Miller, Petts and Jordy.

    1. I’d say Brown + Callaway

    2. thanks pappahoops, i would lean brown and callaway in standard formats and brown and boyd in ppr. ridley would be the alternative if one of those guys is taken.

      1. Just realized Geronimo is available on waivers as well. Take Allison over Gallaway I presume?

        1. Depends, if I’m looking for upside i stick with callaway. Allison has a higher floor

  17. Trashman:

    Remarkable recap and insight for all games. I look forward to you comment about tonight’s game. Kissy one question as I ponder my realignment for this week.

    I would like to drop to waivers Jordy and Dante Pettis for two of the following based on your recap

    John Brown
    Tyler Boyd
    Calvin Ridley
    Aldrick Robinson
    Antonio Callaway

    If you think it wise to make this move which 2 would you pick up? I am leaning Brown and Ridley. But Boyd and Callaway are so intriguing.

    I have Golladay, Miller Pettis and Andy.

    Thanks for being the best part of the Nation!

    1. This is truly disgusting:

      “Thanks for being the best part of the Nation!”

      1. Smell that smell!!!!

  18. Post By

    I have #1 waiver claim in my standard league with short 5 player bench. My RBs are Barkley, Gordon, Mixon, Conner, Michel and Kerryon Johnson; my WRs are JuJu, Cooks, Jones, Jr, and Sanders. Top FAs on the waivers are Philip Lindsay, Gio Bernard, Barber, Enunwa, Stills, Golladay.

    Should I drop Kerryon for Lindsay? Or Golladay? Or sit tight?

    1. Man, as a Nixon ower you should prob have Gio and in most formats Enunwa, Lindsay, Golladay, Stills should all be owned. I’d prob sit tight. You don’t need two DET WR, Lindsay is hot now but Kerryon is the better prospect, Gio and Enunwa are interesting in your case. Tough call.

      1. *Mixon

  19. Team Name: Hurricane Ditka
    Record: 2-0
    Full point ppr league.

    Joe Mixon owner here. Attempting to get Gio Bernard. Is Mark Walton really worth adding as well?

    Current RBs: Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon, Rex Burkhead, Derrick Henry, Sony Michel, Mark Ingram, and Rashaad Penny
    Would you drop any of these RBs for Aaron Jones?

    1. If you have the room and can’t add Gio, Walton is worth a deep stash in case. Not worth losing major sleep over if you can’t get it done.

      Might drop Burkhead for him and roll the dice on Michel as my Patriots back.

  20. Team Name is No Bad JuJu Here

    Record 2-0 thanks to yalls help
    Full Point PPR

    Who should I start

    Carson Wentz
    Phillip Rivers
    Case Keenum

    1. Wait for the WK3 rankings! Likely Rivers.

      1. Thanks you!

  21. Aaron jones or Phillip Lindsay? PPR

    1. Gotta be Lindsay!

  22. I have the #1 waiver pick until I use it. Russell Wilson is my only QB in a 12 team league. There is nobody of significance available on the waiver wire except Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Also Carr and Flacco) Should I use the #1 pick to get fitzpatrick? It doesn’t sound like you’re too optimistic about his future. But at the same time, not too optimistic about Wilson’s future either.

    Thank you.

    1. No, you should not do this. Keep the #1 position, keep Wilson, add another QB like Carr or Flacco if you can / need- but it’s not an emergency. If push comes to shove just play the weekly matchups with the best QB avail. Do not drop Wilson. We said from camp this would be a different year for Wilson, but SEA is always a notoriously slow start on offense.

  23. I’m a Mixon and Freeman owner and need a RB (I do have a jones and k johnson on bench) Should I go in for Gio (short term fix) or fo Lindsay, who seems to have more value season long. Drops are millertime, k Cole or Funchess,) thanks

    1. i would go lindsay precisely for the reason you put forth. i could drop miller for him

  24. Would you guys advise dropping R. Freeman or R. Penny for Matt Breida? I currently have DJ and D. Freeman as my main backs so needing more depth at RB until those guys get going and Lindsay is already on my roster.

  25. QB Q — Ryan, Bortles and Fitz are all on waivers. I have Watson and Garoppolo; would you drop Jimmy G for one of the three?

  26. p/u Enunwa or Allison?

    10 team 1 pt ppr

    My WR’s are: D. Adams, JuJu, Fuller and Saunders

    Allison as insurance if Adams get hurt?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Allison is great insurance, plus I don’t see you playing Enunwa over your current four (I think you meant E Sanders).

  27. Was offered Matt Breida and Will Fuller for Devante Adams. Does the nation think I should do it?

    I think I have to pull the trigger. Need help at RB2.

  28. Post By

    I have a trade offer to recieve devante Adam’s for Josh Gordon and Jordan Howard. My rb’s are barkley , dalvin cook, Howard, Alex collins and Keryon johnson. Wr’s are amari cooper, marvin jones, Watkins, gordon, and funchess. Ppr league.

  29. Team: Sisters of the Poor
    1pt PPR
    Flex spot, Golladay or Lindsay?
    Thanks guys!

  30. Someone dropped Breida in my league. Question one would you drop either Crowell or Michel for him and if so how much of $100 budget to spend

  31. Post By

    Green Mt farmsteader 1-1 14man full ppr
    Been offered ty Hilton or Larry Fitzgerald for j. Gordon, now that he is on the Patriots. I already have Edelman sus in my ir spot. But my starting wr are Cobb, Sanders,Shepard and have Miller Pettis Godwin on bench.
    brain says wait, gut says Hilton.

  32. Dildo Schwaggins – 2-0.

    Kenny Golladay is available in my league, would you drop Marvin Jones for him?

    I’m holding Kerryon Johnson and don’t want to roster 3 Lions but the other candidates would be Trey Burton or Kyle Rudolph, Marquise Goodwin and Alshon Jeffrey.

    1. Standard league, no PPR

  33. Prestige Worldwide, last years champions, are currently 0-2. I’m in a pretty competitive 14 team half point PPR league. I’m itching to try and move Gordon for some RB help but maybe I’m better off standing pat.

    QB Newton
    RB Fournette
    RB Lynch
    RB Henry
    RB Carson
    RB Jones GB

    WR Beckham
    WR Fuller
    WR Godwin
    WR Benjamin
    WR Gordon
    WR Nelson

    TE Ebron

    Thoughts on cutting bait with Nelson and or Benjamin as well if I can score help on the waiver wire?

    1. I’m cutting bait with Nelson. Fuck David Carr and John Gruden!!

    2. I’m cutting bait with Nelson. Kiss my arse David Carr and John Gruden!!

  34. John Brown or Geronimo Allison?

    Half point PPR

  35. Thoughts on a James Connor for Mike Evan’s trade?

  36. Post By

    Trade Question, 1 pt ppr:

    I have Matt Stafford and Patrick Mahomes at QB. I could keep Mahomes next year in the 15th round.
    At RB I have Kamara, James Conner, Alex Collins and Royce Freeman.

    Because of the immediate and long term value of Mahomes, should I be trying to move him for a top tier running back?

    1. Post By

      Also, my team name is Illegal Touching and I’m currently 2-0

    2. i just want to make sure you’re referring to mahomes when you say him…

      1. Post By

        Yes. I don’t think my league would value Stafford. But I think I could get something for Mahomes to help me this season, and I fear what my RBs will look like once Bell comes back. The Bell owner will not sell him yet.

  37. 1 point PPR. I’d trade Mark Ingram and Marlon Mack. I’d receive Alex Collins and Derrick Henry. Should I make this trade?

    1. doesn’t present a noticeable advantage imo.

  38. Post By

    I’m in 4 leagues this year and used the cheat sheet for each. I’m 2-0 in one but 0-2 in the other three. Was wondering if i could get some advice on any of the 3 0-2 teams. See below.

    Team 1/.5 PPR
    QB – Jimmy G
    RB – Fournette, Collins, Carson, Ingram, Kerryon, Ekeler
    WR – Keenan, Golladay, Josh Gordon, A Miller, Keenan Cole, Quincy
    TE – Engram
    Def – Bears
    K – Boswell

    Team 2/ Full PPR
    QB – Jimmy G
    RB – Saquon, Hyde, Mixon, Collins, Burkhead, Crowell, Ekeler
    WR – Keenan, Juju, Agholor, Cobb, Goodwin
    TE – Reed
    Def- Broncos
    K – Lutz

    Team 3/.5 PPR
    QB – Watson
    RB – Zeke, Lindsay, Ajayi, Mixon, Kerryon, Burkhead
    WR – Davante, Agholor, Baldwin, Golladay, Cole
    TE – Ebron
    Def – Chargers
    K – Boswell

    I apologize in advance for the lengthy post, but any advice help for any of these three teams would be much appreciated! Getting into the waive wire cheat sheet now to make my claims. Thank you!

  39. Post By

    Would you trade for gio if you are a mixon owner? I was offered him for Agholor but I think that’s way too highly an ask. I have juju, hopkins, and hill in non PPR but I only have Thompson, mixon, Henry, Powell, and Clements as my RB. I’d rather have Agholor sit on my bench in case one of those guys get hurt

  40. Hey Guys! I’m looking to potentially trade Gronk in .5 ppr. Straight up for Fournette. I currently have Melvin and Shady at RB. Thoughts?

  41. Post By

    you guys do a great job explaining everything and providing the tools, how does the trends factor in when I’m building a cash vs. tournament lineup? I look at the ownership and values – but your sheets sort by trends – should I also be looking to play the biggest trends? Or is it bigger trends in cash games and lower trends in tournament plays? I am just looking for a little clarity on how the trends play in.

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