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    Trade Matty Ice for Wilson

    by Shaggy Oct 28, 2014 12:26 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 1:34 AM Flag

    I prefer Wilson but, as noted by other posters, Atlanta's schedule eases significantly soon which should allow Atlanta to put back in more diversity in its play book enhancing Ryan's prospects. I just don't see that horrible OLine holding up halfway competent defenses. So, I would expect Ryan to register some real stinkers mixed in with QB1 games.

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    WR change up...

    by Tom Oct 27, 2014 10:19 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 1:47 AM Flag

    Very mixed opinions out there on Sr. right now. With no viable TE production it would seem that more targets should come his way but the counter is that defenses can focus more on the wideouts absent the Daniels underneath threat. Still, I wouldn't look at dropping Sr. with the Steelers next up as that defense defends nothing well.

  • Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 1:59 AM Flag

    It's hard to figure who gets a boost here. The Rams had been trending toward more ball possession short passing hurting Quick's production until this week where the trend was "who knows." Versus a likely still beat up 9rs defense the gameplan should be run/short pass. Supposedly Stedman Bailey now starts opposite Britt. I'm skeptical there is much juice here from anyone other than in very deep leagues.

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    Ryan Tannehill vs. SD or Alex Smith vs. NYJ

    by Eric Oct 28, 2014 8:22 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 9:35 AM Flag

    I slightly prefer Tannehill. Before last week I leaned Smith simply because the Jets pass defense is so horrible and the source of the Dolphins offense is so variable, but now I'm less sure. It's a relevant dilemma for me as these 2 are my likely alternatives for Cutler's bye.

    Even against the Rams deficient defense Smith struggled to 12 fantasy points and suffered an arm injury. Game flow was part of week 8 and it's still the Jets, but Reid likely employs Charles extensively this week to exploit the slow Jets front 7. If Charles breaks a big one or two on passes, however, then Smith may achieve reasonable numbers and the Rams are susceptible to running QBs.

    The Chargers are badly beaten up at CB as Peyton demonstrated last week and that should be the targeted area for Tannehill this week. Safeties cheating to help out the CBs in WR coverage should open up Miller and possibly even Clay and Wallace and Landry present enough coverage dilemmas on their own.

    On paper I like Tannehill more, but I'm likely stuck with leftovers anyway as I'm confident the other team needing a bye week QB replacement will use up his prior waiver claim.

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    TE help?

    by Robert B Oct 28, 2014 9:06 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 9:43 AM Flag

    Gronk is money as is a healthy Grraham. Everyone else? Not so much as even Orange Julius owners are discovering. How Walker fares with Mbergr is anyone's guess. The Titans are a moribund offense and I wouldn't want to rely on any particular player emerging as a reliable fantasy starter from this mess. Trade for Gronk would be my move. Good luck.

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    NEVER thought I would say this. Bench McCoy for Ivory?

    by co Oct 28, 2014 9:00 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 9:57 AM Flag

    Interesting ramble. The Eagles emerged from the bye as a pass first offense but that may be just an anachronism in Chip Kelly's "always" run first scheme as the Cardinals are much more susceptible to the pass than the run. Houston's holes are in the middle and in the secondary so, while the Eagles attack may be more diverse, McCoy should be employed more this week. Baldwin is a nice solid PPR play. McCoy has the upside.

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    Hillman or Ingram

    by Big Bubba Love Oct 28, 2014 9:56 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    Both should be minting fantasy points, but a return to health of a Saints back would limit Ingram. Check out Khiry's health before deciding.

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    owen daniels

    by Mike Oct 28, 2014 8:15 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    Knee scope return to effectiveness in under 10 days is likely wishful thinking.

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    wr starting lineup

    by Mike Oct 28, 2014 8:13 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 10:08 AM Flag

    Something else. Royal is a role player in his offense. He likely has another game or 2 where he blows up, but there is no discernible pattern to know when the blown coverage or the "doubling down" to stop Keenan Allen will occur.

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    Need to pick up a WR!

    by randy Oct 28, 2014 11:42 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 12:16 PM Flag

    The least skilled player of the 3, LaFell, is getting it done and the Broncos/Pats game should be a bonanza of fantasy points.

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    Best waiver priority?

    by Jon K Oct 28, 2014 8:39 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 8:46 PM Flag

    Moncrief is one if Wayne is out again, but is Wayne out? We won't know for awhile. Bryant played a bit short of 1/2 of the Steelers snaps last week, but, with the Ravens best CB out, he merits second consideration. Brown third and Britt 99th. Good luck.

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    I am an Idiot

    by Tim Oct 28, 2014 11:03 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 28, 2014 11:16 PM Flag

    Some team that I own will all have the same bye week eliminating the temptation of bad trades in order to pursue a needless win. I'm facing the same dilemma as you this week albeit at WR: Jordy, Alshon, Sammy, and Julio. No, I'm not tearing apart my team. You shouldn't either.

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    Add Decker or Eagles Def Off Waivers?

    by Steven Stroehlein Oct 29, 2014 7:35 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 8:51 AM Flag

    I don't see the need to add a WR, even though I like some of your choices, for its unlikely you will ever play any WR not presently on your roster. If a defense is to be added it should be for purposes of playing matchups and, to that end, the Eagles schedule pairs better with the Cardinals than does the Lions. I agree with the view that Detroit's defense appears to be the strongest even with Fairley out, but there simply are no shutdown defenses this season so far like last season's versions of the Hawks, Panthers and, on occasion, the 9rs, so I think you pick matchup play defenses. Good luck.

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    I am an Idiot

    by Tim Oct 28, 2014 11:03 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 8:54 AM Flag

    Precisely. I'm in the same boat. The goal is to win the championship not to win the most games.

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    waiver wire help

    by SWK Oct 28, 2014 11:52 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    I haven't seen a reason to hold onto Ball unless your RBs are so sketchy that you need the stars to align. Hillman plays well. Ball didn't. Move on. Sims plays in a horrible offense but you never know.

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    Help me

    by K-man Oct 29, 2014 3:40 AM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 9:05 AM Flag

    Neither. You haven't moved Calvin during his injury. Why now? You certainly don't get equivalent value with either trade: a parallel QB swap for a WR downgrade. There should be a team improvement reason to trade. Calvin and an RB piece for an RB1 makes sense. These offers don't.

  • Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 6:20 PM Flag

    I wouldn't. I like Robinson very much and own him in one league but he has nowhere near Sanu's upside particularly without Green who has a chronic problem that he may not be able to play through. Sims, like Sankey, plays for a dumpster fire offense but, unlike Sankey, has a capable player (Rainey not Martin) standing between him and being lead back. I'm a fan of, and own, neither but Sankey has improved and may have occasional startability. Sims, whenever he returns,...and it may not be this week...is purely a crapshoot.

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    RG3 or Tannehill this week?

    by BJD Oct 29, 2014 6:04 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 6:46 PM Flag

    Tannehill. Neither is a plus option. RG3 pre injury was struggling with an offense that, for whatever reason, Gruden won't tailor to fit his QBs skills. After time away with few reps and no in game experience RG3 likely continues his struggles. Tannehill is up and down, his head coach has massively undermined his confidence, and can't throw the deep ball with anything approaching NFL calibre QB competence. Both have reasonable matchups, Tannehill's a bit better because one Charger CB is out and the other, if active, limited, plus, unlike RG3, he's at home.

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    In A Bind, Who to Drop?

    by Bry Mc Oct 29, 2014 5:45 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 6:51 PM Flag

    FJax is an easy drop. At WR Baldwin or CPat are the 2 to consider.

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    Desperate in Need for TE ( Cameron Concussion)

    by K-man Oct 29, 2014 3:17 PM
    Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Oct 29, 2014 6:56 PM Flag

    TE is a wasteland right now. Amaro gives you some reliability but not much upside, Wright the most upside but he may bagel you, Fleener a TD or a bagel on 1 or 2 targets, Gilmore likely nothing, and Cook, like all Rams, an occasional gift, but no week to week consistency.

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