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Golladay or Nelson or D Hamilton

Standard PPR

Nervous about Golladay vs a stout defense with a injury tag to boot

Also pertinent: I am an underdog this week, but opponent had Gordon (lower than expected total) and M Williams (flopped).

Hopefully you answer one of the Gurley questions above, because I have a similar situation. My current answer: Start Willams vs NYJ then see what Gurley status is at 4pm and decide: Carson or Gurley at that point. Leaning towards sitting Gurley straight up. Rams have not looked good and I cannot handle a 3/16/0 and out for the game stat line in a champ final. I think Carson will outperform him anyway, so its more Williams vs Gurley.

THanks for any/all advice.

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On 12/21/2018 at 4:34 PM, Simplysexie said:

Sup Sig, Hope you had a good move and Happy Holidays!!


 I'm an underdog Championship week

need 2 WR in .5PPR: RobbyA, AROB, Reynolds, Hamilton, Patrick, DJ Moore/Samual, Callaway, Tre Smith

need 2 RB in . 5PPR: Mixon, D Cook, Ingram, Dixon, CJA, Kelly

Need 2 Def: Browns, miami, GB

Need 5: Mixon, Jamaal Williams, Samuels, Chubb, Damiem Williams, David Johnson, McGuire, CJA


Thanks and have a great new year...Till 2019!!!



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On 12/21/2018 at 4:36 PM, icehouse said:

Thanks Sig!

Luck or Wilson? QBs get 6 per TD, -1 per turnover and bonus points at 300, 400 and 500 yards. 

Would you sit David Johnson for any of Breida, Damien Williams (if Ware sits) or CJ (if Gurley sits)? Non PPR.

Baldwin, Foster, Pettis, Robinson, Callaway, Nelson or Hogan? Non PPR. 


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On 12/21/2018 at 5:02 PM, 3 hour lunch said:


landry, r Anderson, Golladay, Ebron- bench 1

also have gurley, McCaffrey, Henry and Samuels. Sounds like I either start Henry and McCaffrey or use one slot on gurley, swapping for samuels If he is declared out. Thoughts???

bench landry

i had it henry/CMC in nonpppr, CMC/samuels in PPR good luck sorry i didnt get to this til today

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On 12/21/2018 at 5:06 PM, Kwai Chang Caine said:

Happy Hollidays Sig! And good luck in your new digs in NOLA.

Standard with 5 point bonus for 100 yards.



Damien (Ware doubtful as I write this)

2 may start

I'm actually leaning toward sitting Mixon as I love the talent but he will face a 9 man front of a rejuvenated Cleveland team that smothered Denver last week.

Also, if I sit juju, who do you like out of Evans, Anderson or Baldwin? 

Thanks for all the help this year! 


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On 12/21/2018 at 5:12 PM, CaptainJT said:

Hi Bloom - Title time!!

Standard League -  QB - Need 1 - Winston / Mayfield / Allen

     RB - Need 2 - Cook / Mixon / Michel / Jamaal Williams

    WR - Need 2 - Doug Baldwin / Curtis Samuel / Chris Hogan / Tim Patrick / Foster / Jordy Nelson / Sterling Shepard (yeah my wr are weak... so many injuries and just lost Gordon)

    TE - Need 1 - Brate or Engram

   DST - TENN (was) / MIA (jax) / ATL (@car) / NE (buff)

Thanks and Merry Christmas Bloom!

sorry i missed ya for the TEN backdoor cover

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Hey sig!

Desperation time in PPR

WR - I think I'm starting Baldwin, but then one from Nelson, r Anderson, lockett or Robert Foster. Kind of tempted to double up on Seahawks. Actually this would be tripling as I'm starting Carson. In a hug scoring game that could pay off 

TE - brate, Ian Thomas, Burton, Hooper or Herndon? Don't like any of these guys. 


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Merry holidays sig! Need some advice to fill my flex spot given Gurley’s GTD status. Looking at three options here:

Do I start Marlon Mack in place of Gurley (already rolling out Luck and TY - dare I start 3 Colts?)


Hope that Gurley plays, and if he doesn’t, start Ingram or pick up and start CJA or Kelly?


If he doesn’t play, move Jaylen Samuels from TE to flex and start Gronk at TE?

many thanks!

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1. Std scoring, starting Barkley & Chubb, need flex from Damien Williams, Fournette, Cohen, & Ingram.

2. PPR scoring, started M. Gordon, need 1 RB, 2 WR, & 1 flex from Chubb, Lindsay, D. Williams, Hopkins, Hill, Cohen, & Hilton.

Thc for everything and hope your move to NOLA works out well for you.

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Bloom- To provide context to my questions, my opponent struck out with Rivers/Allen last night so I don’t need to take any unnecessary chances, but there’s still work to be done.

1) Now that Gurley is expected to be active “barring a pregame setback”, do you play it safe with Chubb or make the switch to Gurley?

2) Who has the higher FLOOR:  Rodgers or Mayfield?

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Hi Sig,

Based on most recent update regarding Gurley, play him or Mixon. Note I have no decent late game back up options. 

Also at TE, having a hard time deciding between 2 good matchups for Engram (should be throwing from behind and ODB) and Cook (expecting a bounce back from last week again DEN and some extra effort after pro bowl snub).



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On 12/21/2018 at 6:30 PM, boobook said:


Had Conner.. now not so hopeful. .5 ppr

1 flex spot out of these guys.

gus edwards....james white......robby anderson...........john kelly ...........cj anderson

also have ridley


viking , colts or rams d..

thanks for the help


sorry i missed you on gus good luck!

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On 12/21/2018 at 7:04 PM, starks said:

Posed a question earlier but since a lot has come out on Gurley and my opponent got 14pts from Rivers and Edwards so I am favored and looking for high floor. Which combo scores more points in .5ppr knowing what we know regarding gurley?

A) Gurley and Samuels at TE (yahoo)

B) Samuels at RB and Ertz

rest of skill my lineup...



Mike Thomas 


Amari Cooper

The leg




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On 12/21/2018 at 7:04 PM, conlilnew said:

Need some help. Trying to get back to back Championships.

1 pt ppr

Rivers v tough Balt D

Trubisky v SF

Thanks for all the help this season.

hope you went trubisky, i would have said rivers (lol likely going down in one of my finals matchups bc of him)

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On 12/21/2018 at 7:10 PM, Clash of the Titans said:

Standard defense ....Tennessee or Chicago

standard scoring 3rd receiver .25 a reception......20 yards receiving a point....6 points td 

Robert foster 

josh Reynolds 

Antonio Callaway ( starting Chubb as my 2nd back ) 


thanks and Merry Christmas 


hope you went TEN on the backdoor cover sorry i missed ya


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On 12/21/2018 at 9:19 PM, Colonial8878 said:

Thanks for doing this Bloom. You're a legend


Standard Non-ppr League.

Projected about even against opponent but he has ton of upside with Mahomes, Damien William's, Kamara, Cooper.

Which 3 RB should I start. I have





Jamaal Williams


Thanks alot

sorry i missed you yesterday, had it cmc melvin mixon

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On 12/21/2018 at 9:55 PM, MissionCoach said:

Hey Bloom, thanks for all your hard work.  Last time, for ALL the marbles!

12 team leagues, 1 PPR, standard scoring

Pick 2 RB's;  Zeke vs TB;  Henry vs Wash;  Howard @ SF;  Williams @ Sea

Pick 3 WR's:  Thielen @ Det;  Humphries @ Dal;  Baldwin vs KC;  Gabriel @ SF;  Samuel vs Atlanta

Pick 1 K:  Maher vs TB or Bailey @ Det

Rank em:  Williams @Sea;  Henry vs Wash;  Howard @ SF 1 2 3

Pick 1 QB:  Big Ben @ NO or Wilson vs KC

Pick 1 DE:   NE vs Buff or Mia vs Jax

Rank em;  Williams @ Sea;  Howard @ SF;  Adams vs Hou;  Coleman @ Car 1 3 4 2

Pick 1 DE:  Dal vs TB or Jax @ Mia

Pick 3 WR's:  Thielen @ Det;  Humphries @ Dal;  Golladay vs Minn;  McKenzie @ NE;  Samuel vs Atl

In case Gurley is out go with Howard @ SF or Adams vs Hou


Thanks again, have a happy holiday!


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Thanks in advance Sig! I don't have to declare my two keepers until after the draft, but my roster locks today for keepers I can consider. 

I get to keep two players total and of those remotely in consideration or eligible, in brackets is the round cost to keep:


Travis Kelce (1)

Tyreek Hill (2)

Mark Ingram (3)

James Conner (14)

Derrius Guice (14)

Lamar Jackson (14)

Dante Pettis (14)


I've long thought to keep Conner and Guice (held him in my IR slot most of the season), but keep me honest. Should I give any thought to keeping Hill, Jackson, or Pettis? 

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On 12/21/2018 at 9:59 PM, gpthatsme said:

Derrick Henry (projected as a low scoring affair)

David Johnson (will he even play in the second half after the rams are up by 20?)

Jaylen Samuels (Roethlisberger and juju hurt, but that saints rush d is strong)

Damien Williams (should be a high scoring game)


pick two



sorry i missed ya had it williams henry, samuels would be next up

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On 12/21/2018 at 10:07 PM, Truebluey said:

Hi Sig, grats on another terrific season. The live Youtube updates (e.g., trade day) were terrific.


Really tough one for me this week. I'm a decided underdog in the Final as my opponent has Saquon, Chubb, and Derrick Henry.

Full PPR.

I have Kamara locked in as RB1, and Tyreek and Diggs as my WR1 and WR2.

Who would you pick for my RB2 and Flex out of the following?

Joe Mixon (with all his WRs out and the CLE D keying on him)

David Johnson (can't see the Cards scoring much against the Rams)

Damien Williams (impressive performances the past 2 weeks, SEA not intimidating)

Jaylen Samuels (good game last week, NO D pretty good?)

John Kelly (Gurley looks unlikely to be risked much)


Ugh!  Choices!




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On 12/21/2018 at 10:44 PM, KingPrawn said:

Thanks for your help so far this season. It helped get me this far so looking to finish it off with a championship!

PPR league in which I'm about a 10 point favorite


Need a flex: Damein Williams (obvious if Ware sits). If Ware plays which one at flex: Ware, D. Williams, D. Hamilton, D. Pettis, Jordy Nelson?


Lost AJ Green, Sanders and now possibly Smith-Schuster. If Smith-Schuster sits which WR: D. Hamilton, T. Patrick, J. Nelson, Foster or pick up/start Eli Rogers or James Washington? (Opponent has Big Ben and Antonio Brown). If JuJu plays, do you trust him over the above?


I also have the advantage that my opponent will be done with all his players after the late afternoon games on Sunday. All noon games for him with the exception of Big Ben and Antonio Brown. I'll still have options at Flex & WR2 (if Smith-Schuster sits) of a SNF Flex of Ware or Damein Williams or MNF WR of Hamilton, Patrick or J. Nelson. How would you play it if I trail by just a few points (<10 points) vs. trailing by a much larger deficit?


At DST, points for TDs, sacks, turnovers and points/yards given up. Dallas, Colts or Cleveland

juju should be safe

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On 12/21/2018 at 11:07 PM, GeeHua said:

 Hi sig!

thanks and I made to 4 league finals, but I have gurley and Conner (already out and I don’t have samuels) in most of my league finals, problems and need your advice!

league 1: .5 ppr starting 2rb2wr1flex, I’m 17pts underdog.

QB (4pt td) Ryan or rivers or picking up nick fole or darnold (to stack with Robby Anderson I plan to start as WR2). I just sit rivers and plan to start Ryan. (hope you played ryan)

WR: I’m starting edelman/Robby anderson with DJ Moore on bench and foster/Pettis/Hamilton on ww.

RB+flex: gurley/Damien williams/David johnson/Jamaal williams/Ingram/CJA/John kelly. If gurley starts, my best 3 options are gurley/Damien williams/DJ? But if gurley sits, Jamaal Williams is next best option? But Jamaal Williams play 1pm, if I sit him to gamble on gurley playing, my fallback options are Ingram or CJA/John Kelly, acceptable? If you have Jamaal Williams ranked higher than DJ in .5ppr anyways, then I should just start Jamaal at 1pm, then use DJ as my fallback option if gurley sits? 

dst (yahoo league setting): choose 1: min/cle/dal/atl/den

league 2: .5 ppr starting 2rb3wr1flex, I’m 8 pts favorite 

RB+flex: pick 3 Saquon/Lindsay/Jamaal Williams/fournette/Coleman/Ingram/miller

League 3: .5 ppr starting 2rb2wr1flex, I’m 8 pts underdog

RB+flex: pick 3, if gurley starts: gurley/carson/mcguire/Robby anderson/Ballage/Ingram/arob

if gurley sits: pick 3, carson/mcguire/Robby anderson/Ballage/Ingram/arob/cja

Carson is a must start, but Both Mcguire and Robby play 1pm, my current plan is to play McGuire only and if gurley sits, my fallback options are pick 1 out of ingram/arob/CJA/ballage

TE: Vance McDonald or Jarwin or Uzomah or lacosse or herndon

DST: Ten or NE (I started TEN)

League 4: .5 ppr starting 2rb2wr1flex, I’m 10 pts underdog

Qb (4pt td league) rivers or Lamar Jackson or fole or darnold (to stack with Robby Anderson at my WR2) or Mariota, I started Lamar now become 12 pts underdog.

WR: pick 2, woods/Robby Anderson/fitz and foster/Callaway/Humphries/Reynolds/Hamilton on ww

RB+flex+TE: pick 4, if gurley starts (but not 100%): gurley/Chubb/Damien williams/McGuire/Jamaal Williams/jaylen Samuels/Zach ertz. If gurley sits, pick 4, Chubb/Damien williams/McGuire/Jamaal Williams/jaylen Samuels/Zach ertz/CJA

my best options are gurley/chubb/Damien williams + jaylen samuels at TE? Chubb and Damien williams are must starts. I could start ertz at TE at 1pm and save Jaylen Samuels as my fallback option if gurley sits. I also have McGuire and Jamaal but they both play at 1pm. If I sits ertz and start jaylen at my TE spot then CJA and fitz are my only fall back options if gurley sits.

DST: IND or DAL or CLE or den or ATL

league 5: full pt ppr starting 3wr2rb1flex, I’m 20 pts underdog

qb: (6pt td league): Prescott or Brady or josh Allen

wr: pick 3, thielen/Robby anderson/Shepard/Reynolds/Hamilton/Mike williams or DJ Moore/Curtis Samuel on ww

rb+flex, pick 3, if gurley starts, gurley/Mack/Jamaal Williams/Michel/breida: if gurley sits, mack/Jamaal Williams/Michel/breida/CJA

Mack/Jamaal/michel all play at 1pm. my current plan is to start Jamaal/Mack and sit Michel to gamble on gurley will play. If gurley sits my fallback options are pick 1 among breida/Reynolds/Hamilton 

Thanks so much!








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On 12/21/2018 at 11:23 PM, jvdesigns2002 said:

Hey Sig--thanks in advance!!

standard league--pick one--Ian thomas or Herndon 

standard league--pick 2- melvin gordon, Damien williams, Jamal williams (sorry i missed you)

standard league--pick 1- chris hogan, Ruben foster. 

Happy holidays to you and your family!!!


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On 12/22/2018 at 1:09 AM, FBAg94 said:

Hi Sig,

Congrats on the the move and happy holidays!

thx mostly to you, Matt and Jene, I'm in the finals for 2 of my 3 leagues.  Would appreciate your thoughts on starting line ups (both are full ppr)

League #1:

2 of 3 QBs: Goff, Lamar, Luck (sorry i missed you)

 best 3 from: Robby Anderson, Mike Evans, Dante Pettis, Josh Reynolds, Gurley, Kelley, and possibly CJ Anderson if I can pick him up on waivers.

Best D from: Patriots, Cleveland, Indy or Texans (yds and pts allowed, etc..)

League #2: (20 pt underdog)

pick one: Watson or Lamar (sorry i missed you)

best 3 of: John Kelley, Chris Conley, Ian Thomas, Courtland Sutton, and Trequan Smith



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On 12/22/2018 at 5:54 AM, TheBigToe said:


Thielan or R. Anderson

Do you avoid the Gurley/Anderson uncertainty and play Dam Williams?

Super flex question

Crawfish Etoufee..Red Beans and rice or Jambalaya (shrimp po boy)

Thank you for your insight this season and Good Luck in your new home!



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On 12/22/2018 at 7:33 AM, kyoun1e said:

PPR League. Gurley situation along with Ware being doubtful has me re-thinking my backfield this week. 

Need two of these guys:

* T. Gurley @AZ -- GTD. This is troubling. Even if he starts maybe he doesn't get his usual touches with CJ and Kelly in the mix.

* D. Williams @SEA -- Ware now doubtful. Wasn't going to play him but now this is tempting and possibly a must start.

* M. Mack vs NYG -- Great matchup, NYG offense without Odel. Could see a lot of offense from Indy.

Crazy to sit Gurley here?

Issue: D. Williams plays  tonight so have to make a decision on him today. Right now starting him minus any new info. If that's the case it would come down to Mack or Gurley.

Which two?


not crazy to sit gurley, but id go gurley over mack

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