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Originally added Dallas for the upcoming matchup with NYG, but they’ve been so incredibly awful that I’m getting cold feet. I don’t think the Giants have the running game to exploit that weakness the way Cleveland did, and Jones is almost always good for turnovers and a few sacks, AND you’d think if anyone knows what Garrett wants to call on offense, it’s Dallas. But they’ve been boat raced by almost everyone. 

Im considering Cleveland against Indy as an alternative. Cleveland getting healthier in the secondary certainly helps, and Rivers isn’t scaring anyone these days. Cleveland shuts down the run fairly well (5th in yards per game allowed) but has been eviscerated by the passing game, largely due to an injury pandemic in their secondary (Delpit out for the year, Greedy Williams hasn’t played yet, Ward has missed time, Karl Joseph now on the injury report, and Kevin Johnson has missed time too).  Cleveland could be a sneaky good D as they get healthy, especially with their running game on offense controlling the ball and the clock. 

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15 hours ago, C-Bound said:

Problem is that the Chargers aren't very good.  Leaning towards Wash. @ Giants now that Young is back.

Who did LAC lose on the D side?

That defense looked damn good holding KC in check a couple weeks ago. 

I picked up LAC for the Jets matchup but now I'm thinking about Wash as well for next week.

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18 hours ago, JFS171 said:

I would’ve sore I saw Colts were expecting to be without LT Anthony Costanzo, but I cannot find a link. If that comes to pass, their backup LT, with a statue at QB, will be facing Myles Garrett. 

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2020/10/09/colts-injuries-anthony-castonzo-rib-darius-leonard-groin-out-sunday-vs-browns/5907749002/

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5 hours ago, rockaction said:

Picked up AZ and rolling out LAC against the Jets in consecutive weeks.

Then again, maybe the hometown team will turn it around and drop thirty back-to-back or something like that.

Then again, nah.

That’s literally my debate - Arizona or Cleveland. Arizona getting healthy on D helps, and Flacco can’t move at all. But the Jets are getting back Bell and the Cardinals have been disappointing overall. Plus they’re on the road while Cleveland is at home. Becton being doubtful can’t help that Jets OL though. 

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3 minutes ago, JFS171 said:

That’s literally my debate - Arizona or Cleveland. Arizona getting healthy on D helps, and Flacco can’t move at all. But the Jets are getting back Bell and the Cardinals have been disappointing overall. Plus they’re on the road while Cleveland is at home. Becton being doubtful can’t help that Jets OL though. 

That can mean two things: On one hand, you're likely to see Bell go for very little per carry today which helps a D/ST total based on points scored. On the other hand, he's likely to go a lot and he's not a turnover machine at all (now he'll fumble twice) so that might put a dent in the AZ D/ST scoring.

I'm just not worried about the Jets moving up and down the field unless Flacco channels three quarters of a decade ago, so I'll take my chances with points and picks in garbage time. 

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19 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

Ugh have the Bills D but very worried that the game won’t be played. 
any thoughts on the Saints D this week?

Are Lattimore and Jenkins back?

Wait, Lattimore is questionable, Jenkins out. Davenport questionable again. I dunno. Don't love the Saints D this week. Alex Anzalone?  No thanks.

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11 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Are Lattimore and Jenkins back?

Wait, Lattimore is questionable, Jenkins out. Davenport questionable again. I dunno. Don't love the Saints D this week. Alex Anzalone?  No thanks.

Yeah not feeling great about it either,  not a lot of choices though.

Saints/Cowboys/Texans/Falcons/Seahawks :thumbdown:

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1 minute ago, JoeSteeler said:

Yeah not feeling great about it either,  not a lot of choices though.

Saints/Cowboys/Texans/Falcons/Seahawks :thumbdown:

A string of oofs.

eta* Texans look terrible against the run, but not so bad against the pass. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 8:52 AM, JFS171 said:

I would’ve sore I saw Colts were expecting to be without LT Anthony Costanzo, but I cannot find a link. If that comes to pass, their backup LT, with a statue at QB, will be facing Myles Garrett. 

Good intel. I may switch Bills to Browns now. 

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On 10/9/2020 at 7:59 AM, DocHolliday said:
On 10/9/2020 at 7:04 AM, Sneegor said:

Playing the Rams and Cardinals this week and picked up Chargers for next week against Jets.

Gold.  

 

I held the Chargers for nothing. LAC/NYJ is getting moved out of week 6 :hot:

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6 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

can we trust either Washington or Giants?

The Redskins have given up 30+ four straight weeks. In most formats, that’s gonna make it tough to get into double digits. WK 1 - 8 sacks, 3 turnovers; 7 and 4 in 4 games since.

The Giants can generate a little pressure that hasn’t translated into turnovers.

I was considering dropping the Rams for a flyer on the Dolphins (NYJ this week.) But I think I’ll stand pat with @SF & Chi coming up.

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Wanted Miami but they were claimed ahead of me. I have WFT currently but, as mentioned above, they’ve been roasted lately. Still Daniel Jones makes mistakes and takes sacks, and that line should generate pressure. 

Other options are Tennessee at Houston, Carolina hosting Nick Foles and Chicago, or Minnesota playing Atlanta. First half Minny looked like they were getting it together, and then Russ and the Seahawks torched them in the second half. 
 

 

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22 minutes ago, Kdpatronis15 said:

what are thoughts on Titans defense anyone? they looked good against buffalo and are getting healthy at the right time?

I’m holding a couple extra quarterbacks till Sunday morning, but they are who I’m targeting.

Looking better. Houston looking a little better offensively as well though. But I’d rather roll them than Washington or NYG.  Carolina is an interesting pick as well, but I like TN ability to pound the ball and control clock offense to keep their defense off the field and fresh. 

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On 10/14/2020 at 2:22 PM, JFS171 said:

Wanted Miami but they were claimed ahead of me. I have WFT currently but, as mentioned above, they’ve been roasted lately. Still Daniel Jones makes mistakes and takes sacks, and that line should generate pressure. 

Other options are Tennessee at Houston, Carolina hosting Nick Foles and Chicago, or Minnesota playing Atlanta. First half Minny looked like they were getting it together, and then Russ and the Seahawks torched them in the second half. 
 

 

I like TN at Houston.  Simmons off the Covid list.  The issue with TN is they don't generate a lot of pressures...but can take the ball away.  And Houston just seems to sort of blow.

Im just sucking it up and taking my lumps with KC against Buffalo this week to hold them for the next stretch of their games (Denver, NYJ, Carolina)...then even after their bye they get (Tampa with Tom throwing pick 6s this year that is not bad, Denver again, and Miami).

Someone just dropped GB...thought of them against Brady hoping for one of his pick 6 games...but my options to drop are slim with byes this week and feeling good about my bench.

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52 minutes ago, kyoun1e said:

Looking ahead to next week and I see that both KC (@DEN) and BUF (@NYJ) dropped.

BUF looked like crud @TN but the Jets are obviously not the Titans.

BUF possibly the #1 option next week?

Both teams definitely sound good for next week.  Bills D should be much better once White and Milano are back, which if not this week then fully expect them next week.

Jets could be interesting.  Are the players thinking "Yeah, I couldn't stand that Bell guy - glad he's gone" or "WTF?  We sucked with Bell and now you dump him?"    If the latter then the whole team will be running for the bus.

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On 10/15/2020 at 1:11 PM, VikingFrog said:

I’m holding a couple extra quarterbacks till Sunday morning, but they are who I’m targeting.

Looking better. Houston looking a little better offensively as well though. But I’d rather roll them than Washington or NYG.  Carolina is an interesting pick as well, but I like TN ability to pound the ball and control clock offense to keep their defense off the field and fresh. 

Oof. Bad take @VikingFrog! You are terrible.

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On 10/11/2020 at 11:54 AM, shades said:
On 10/13/2020 at 1:24 PM, Drunken Cowboy said:

I picked up the Chargers in advance and the NFL screwed me. 

I held the Chargers for nothing. LAC/NYJ is getting moved out of week 6 :hot:

I was wondering what the heck happened to my sweet LAC/NYJ matchup.

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