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  1. I see Boyd everywhere, but Marlon Humphrey should shadow including in the slot. Bengals are a garbage pile. Marlon choked out the Browns and ODB. Confidence level in Boyd?
  2. Revised Cash: Watson - safer floor than Murray Ingram / Bell - somewhat scared off of Kamara's mysterious injury, although it's probably nothing Julio / Fitz / Boyd - now that Hollywood is possible out, Boyd seems a better floor anyways. Prefer him to Ridley and Fuller. Hooper Peterson - still concerned about this but hoping for 100+TD. Ravens
  3. Care to share your thoughts on the super-cheap RBs this week? - I like Edmonds the most, if DJ is ruled out before the game. Ideally before the 1 pm games... - AP could be a week-maker or destroyer. I'm a bit nervous given that the game is in Miami and the Dolphins are coming off the bye... they aren't good, but this week may be their best defensive performance of the year (?). - Brown has the toughest matchup against the 49ers. I love plugging in a backup RB that becomes the starter due to injury in the flex, but Brown's matchup is concerning. I probably wouldn't use him except in an emergency (e.g. passed on AP, wanted to use Edmonds but DJ is active). - Tend to favor the cheap RB on the other side of the ball more than Brown -- Coleman is 5k. He's not my first choice, but could be a decent 4pm switch if (i) I don't use AP, (ii) DJ and Gurley are both active. As a result, my thought process is like this: First, decide to use AP or not. If not, plug in Edmonds and hope DJ is inactive. If DJ plays, then it's decision time between Brown and Coleman.
  4. In addition to the QBs you listed, also like Kyler Murray against the atrocious ATL pass defense. On David Johnson, he's looking questionable and his backup Chase Edmonds is just $5200. Difficult to plug in though as that's a 4pm game. I like Ingram and actually have more confidence in him that Lamar, as that game could easily get out of hand (although they both were able to feast against Miami). Julio and Hopkins were also my main targets at WR, although i tend to favor julio due to the matchup being slightly more favorable. I'm still stuck on the chalk plays of Fitz and Hollywood, but they've been very mediocre for several weeks. Locked in on Hooper too, but the Andrews play is intriguing - unfortunately he has some kind of foot injury that will likely keep me away. For Defense I was looking at the Cowboys before Darnold was announced back for the Jets - but it's an easy pivot to Balt. Tentative placeholder for the main slate: Murray Kamara / Ingram Julio / Hollywood / Fitz Hooper Peterson or Chase Edmonds --> I don't love this as Washington is away, and Miami is coming off the bye. OTOH, Edmonds is at 4pm so may not have confirmation that DJ is out until after 1pm kickoffs. Ravens
  5. Any last minute thoughts on Fuller/Bears vs Hollywood/Pats? The matchup and stack are with Fuller, but Hollywood provides diversification. I had thought the Pats were a better option to Bears, but seeing that Oakland is down to 3 healthy WRs, it might be mostly equal now. Still though, Carr > Haskins, right?
  6. Putting finishing touches on my main cash lineup built around Zeke/Cook/DJ: Watson Zeke/Cook/DJ Jeffery Fitz Hollywood --> Fuller is an easy pivot, makes a risky but powerful stack with Watson. Eifert Pats --> Bears required to drop down if pivoting to Fuller. I kind of like the Watson/Fuller stack to blow up this week finally, but its certainly risky for cash. OTOH, Pitt doesn't have a top pass defense but their pass rush is better than the Falcons. For defense, the bears are a solid option but Oakland is more competent than Washington and I think the Pats are more likely to score on defense (while the bears might be more likely to get the most sacks).
  7. Fanduel cash: Lamar Zeke Cook Hollywood Fitz Smokey Agholor Kittle Cowboys/Pats A bit aggressive with the double stack but I want KC/Balt and Cowboys
  8. How much FAAB budget is TyWilliams worth? Thin at WR and planning 40%. I've got John Brown on the bills at 25% as a backup.
  9. Kind of an odd poll since the options are 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, and 15-20 (with no options for more than 20%) so could easily be higher than 20%. I'm thinking Williams is a solid WR2 - somewhat tempered due to questions about the Raiders offense without AB, but given that the Raiders' defense is not formidable and they play the Chiefs twice he's very intriguing. I have been predisposed to Williams over John Brown on the Bills, but Brown had more air yards (and more targets) than Williams so there's a solid argument that Brown is the better option compared to Williams but Bills WR is typically an unpredictable wasteland. Crowder on the other hand was all targets, no depth and could be second option to Anderson. Williams and John Brown to me seem much better options than Marquise Brown (should be inconsistent rookie on a run-first team) and Ross (WR2 on his own team who just hit his ceiling).
  10. How much FAAB budget is Williams worth? (He was not drafted in my league prior to AB being cut and then was locked until after the game). I am thin at WR3 and am thinking about 50-60%. Most of the discussion for Waiver articles is about Marquise Brown and John Ross bc Williams is probably rostered in most leagues. Also available - John Brown and Crowder. Apologies not trying to turn this into Assistant Coach post but think it's worth discussion for waivers.
  11. Psyched for football to be back! Haven't taken a major look at Week 1 yet, but am thinking the chalk defense play is going to target @ NYJ or @ Bills every single week.
  12. Pulled out my cash but still have enough FD points for the $1 GPP: Ryan Freeman, Ty Edelman, Cobb, [Sanu/Gabriel/Hogan] Cook, [Bryant/Gostk.], Pats Seems like Cobb and Cook will be the beneficiaries of GB WR injuries. However I haven't seen anything about Jeff Janis -- when pressed into service last year in the playoffs due to WR injuries, he had a huge 7-145-2 game. What am I missing?
  13. I'm thinking the NE game favors Edelman, Lewis/White and Bennett in the middle of the field, over the outside WRs and Blount due to Houston have a solid perimeter pass defense and run defense. Lewis got pretty decent touch numbers (double digit run attempts) in the last few weeks of the regular season in order to get him primed. Always difficult to guess with Bill, but I think he's the primary back for this game until Blount takes over in the second half to grind down the clock.
  14. I think the best alternative to the Pats is to play the Chiefs at home, and stack with T. Hill. If he runs back a PR, you get double points. As good as he is, I think it's more likely that the Pats force Brock into multiple turnovers, but it's a pretty decent high risk, high reward play (but will also be fairly popular in the GPPs).
  15. Made two initial LUs before the value charts are out. ASmith at home is just too cheap at 6800 to pass up, as it makes room for so many other studs. He also usually rushes a bit more in the playoffs, and there's a chance Andy Reid dials up 50 pass attempts as he did last year against NE. 1) Smith Zeke, Freeman Baldwin, Cobb, Sanu --> punt at WR3 Kelce, Gosk, Pats 2) Smith Zeke, Coleman --> punt at RB2 Baldwin, Dez, Cobb Kelce, Santos, Pats
  16. This was my first thought looking at the RBs. Only other considerations for RB in my opinion are Bell (but 10k), Zenner (but @ Seattle) and Ajayi (more expensive than Miller). I'm hoping multiple Cook TOs and Houston keeping the ball out of the hands of Brock leads to a heavy workload. My LU so far: Wilson - seems to be the best value at QB Bell / Miller - for reasons above, Bell should be worth the cost and other than Brown and ODB are the only studs available. Adams / Baldwin / Tate -- I like Adams for his price more than Jordy (1.5K less). Baldwin is a somewhat risky stack with Wilson, but I like his price. For WR3, I'm thinking Tate over Crabtree. I figure the Cook factor is worse than Tate having to deal with Seattle DBs. I'm thinking Sherman covers outside WRs and perhaps Jones while Tate gets moved around potentially to the slot and picks up a lot of short passes. Stafford >>> Cook. But would love to hear other opinions here. CJ / Kicker / Houston -- Would like to have Graham but there's no cash. Houston seems like the chalk Def.
  17. My main damn cash Lineup with ASmith put up 117.5 to miss the cut on 90% of my 50/50s. That lateral to Poe was the difference!
  18. Crap, I have most lineups built around Smith, Cooper, Maclin and Kelce too. Thanks for the heads up, it's worth monitoring as the weather could easily change from forecast 48 hours out.
  19. Need a cheap WR3 to fill a hole in this cash lineup: ASmith Bell, McCoy/Michael Cooper, Landry/Maclin, [???] Kelce/Walker, Haush/Crosby/Novak, Bills/Titans I'll probably play 2-3 variations of this lineup, and am looking at the following WR3s: Cole Beasley Tavon Austin Robert Woods Michael Thomas Cameron Meredith I don't love any of them, but the Value Chart is all over Thomas and Meredith. Maybe a dent for Thomas is that Snead is back (although he is used differently than Thomas who's more in the Colston role). Meredith has just one data point, which was a nice game last week but before that had just 4-28, but there's so little history. Assuming that Dez comes back puts a slight dent in Beasley, but he's still probably one of the safer punts for 5-10 points. Tavon Austin has a nice matchup but really have a hard time putting him in the lineup. Robert Woods has a nice matchup as the "WR1" for the Bills but is more of a GPP play. Beasley and Austin may have the best floors, while Thomas and Meredith have better ceilings. Any thoughts?
  20. Kaep "furthered the conversation" and "set it back" at the same time. This is still the same conversation we've been having since Jackie Robinson and Jim Crow and Muhammad Ali and Jack Johnson. He "furthered the conversation" by putting the issue back in the national spotlight (police shootings just don't get the traction they used to in the Eric Garner era, the effect is diluted now). There's not meant to be any solution or resolution from a simple protest other than bringing additional attention to an issue. He "set it back" by bringing out all the bigots and Trumpeters to shout about the military and the flag and the heroes and he's rich and pretty privileged, anyways, I mean he's not even that black plus $11 million dollars and cops are heroes so are the military, it doesn't matter that they literally volunteered for those jobs or if they frequently and sometimes accidentally kill the wrong people or intentionally shoot them in the back or blow up a hospital or two due to an intelligence screw up but not a Benghazi-level intelligence screw up, because America is #1 and I don't just mean in the Olympics kind of way, I mean it's literally God's favorite country and no, not in a Mormon kind of way but in the traditional white Jesus/white Santa Claus (because he just is) kind of way.
  21. Well i've been generally sucking so far in NBA but randomly put in a $1 - 100 player league last night on the Late Night slate, and hit first for $25 with a score of 347!
  22. A bastard king born of incest is no true king.
  23. Got smoked on FD last night thanks to Baze and Gasol, but had a clean sweep on Yahoo. Basically cancelled out. Re Westbrook... yeah he was a monster, without Durrant, but isn't it now a bit hard to predict which of them will produce the most? Put together the following based on some random Roto and TheFakeBasketball articles: Lowry, Mo WIlliams Harden, Gordon Batum, Mirotic Zbo, Faried Capela FWIW, I've read that the Houston/Denver game should have the highest O/U.
  24. Came up with this after reading some articles on the short slate. Fading LBJ is always dangerous, but this goes after every other stud in the short slate: Curry, Davis, Gasol, Drummond (would like to have Buckets but he's not in the salary range): Curry, Nate Gordon, Bazemore Barnes, McDermott Davis, Gasol Drummond The only way to work in Buckets is to switch from Gasol to Speights, and upgrade Bazemore. I don't think I want much of the GS front court split between Speights, Bogut, and Festus splitting minutes going against Brow.
  25. My first look at the slate: Teague Mo Butler Korver Morris Iguadala Davis Thompson Horford Last year, Teague/Horford were pretty solid for cash games (until Teague went on a slump). It's probably too small of a slate to have 2 LUs, so I borrowed from Chaos above and tweaked (AI for Barnes, allows for "upgrades" from Gordon to Korver and Mirotic to Morris, if they are in fact upgrades). His mining for value with Nate and Varejao allows for a pretty heavy LU with Davis/Steph and Gasol (only stud missing is LBJ). Will probably try to settle on one but taking it very slow early on with a max per night of about $5-6.