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(SUNDAY INACTIVES UPDATE) WEEK 10 FLEX RANKINGS: ARIAN FOSTER FINISHED

RotoExperts Staff November 10, 2013 10:15AM EDT
***** Sunday Update: 11:30am ET*****
(scroll to bottom for complete FLEX Rankings)

First around of inactives have been released. Jermaine Gresham is out. STOP THE PRESSES!!!!! I’ve bumped up Tyler Eifert a little bit as a result. The Ravens can be had by TEs. Still don’t like him as much as Zach Ertz.

Gio Bernard is in, as expected. Still nice to officially hear though.

Nothing quite as satisfying as writing something around 6:30pm and have it become completely irrelevant (well, more irrelevant than usual) by the time you wake up. As I expected, Arian Foster needs back surgery and is finished for the season – did not anticipate that news breaking so quickly, though. The only amendment I want to make on the Foster Fantasy spin from last night: Feel free to trade him for anyone now! Ya……. probably not going to happen. Something that will? Ben Tate being the top dawg in the Texans backfield, with Dennis Johnson as his second in command. Go add Johnson as a depth RB add with upside.

Mario Manningham is making his season debut today against Currrrralina. Totally forgot he was back, thus making him the Week 10 CRACK SLIPPER. Something Rob Ford would consider smoking if it were, you know, literally a shoe made from crack. Doesn’t it feel like we haven’t seen Manningham since making that awesome sideline catch to win Super Bowl 46? I generally don’t like any receivers all that much against the Panthers and not having seen Manningham play in 27 years isn’t helping that. I like him as a speculation pickup – the 49ers have the easiest playoff schedule for QBs and WR – so he could be worth it, but if you’re starting him today you’ve got a pretty hurtin squad. In case you wanted to know, Super Mario cracks the FLEX Ranks at #131: one spot behind Chris Givens, one spot ahead of Drew Davis.

The more the week has gone along, the more it occurred to me I had Andre Brown too high in the rankings. I’ve remedied that however. Brown initially sat as RB #19, but he’s dropped to #24 – making him the meat of the Fred Jackson/Lamar Miller sandwich. What is the cause behind this Nestea Plunge you may be asking? I just don’t think we’ve seen the last of Peyton Hillis, for this week at least. Brown likely gets more carries, but it’s probably a 60/40 spilt. Don’t forget Brown hasn’t played all season, easing him back into the mix may be the prudent move. Oh, Brandon Jacobs is out, in case you missed.

Saturday Update

I was initially concerned about Arian Foster’s mysterious back injury as soon as he left last Sunday’s game against the Colts, and it now looks like full-fledged panic mode should be the next step for any owner of the Texans’ running back. Reports are circulating that Foster may need season ending surgery to remedy the issue. Now, these are just reports, and the only thing certain right now is that he’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but I have an awful feeling about this. I’ve shipped Foster off in the only league I owned him – along with Steve Smith and Mike Tolbert – in exchange for Gio Bernard and Brandon Marshall. As each day passes, Foster’s value is dropping, so you think the worst is likely on the horizon, I suggest you get as much as you can for him, before it’s too late. Although, he could be fine next week, and carry your trade partner to a Fantasy title down the stretch, but thems the risks. I don’t advocate just giving him away, but if you can 80-cents on the dollar in return, do it. Anything less, and hold and just pray he comes back. In one-for-one RB deals I’d be looking at Bernard, DeMarco Murray, Zac Stacy, C.J. Spiller, Ray Rice and even Mike James to target. I would not go as low as the Andre Ellington, Ryan Mathews, Pierre Thomas, Fred Jackson, Lamar Miller level however. Building a package around Foster as the main piece is easier route to ridding yourself of him. Team him up with a Steve Smith, Mike Wallace – lowish end startable WRs – for an elite talent or two quality pieces at positions of need.

In the interim, everyone who held Ben Tate all season just waiting for this moment is finally cashing in. But – WATCH OUT – the rewards are unlikely to be reaped this week; Arizona has been super stingy to Fantasy RBs this season. And, don’t forget, Tate’s still suffering through broken ribs and is no beacon of health, so Dennis Johnson is a solid add if you crave running back depth. Think about this: If Foster’s actually finished, coupled with Tate’s crippling addiction to the trainer’s table, Johnson could instantly become a Top 20 option just like that. It’s the same advice I preached with Zac Stacy. It’s improbable Johnson ever reaches the same level of value Stacy has at the moment, but if you connect the dots, there is a road map for this can be made. If you have the bench space, why not add him for nothing now and save yourself the waiver priority or FAAB if Tate goes down?

Julius Thomas practiced fully Saturday, so wipe away some of that nervous flop sweat and start him with confidence.

Dez Bryant is apparently suffering with a herniated disc, but he’s a crazy person who doesn’t feel pain, so he’s going to play. Miles “What happened to the talent?” Austin is a no go.

Tampa finally placed Doug Martin on the IR – about damn time – ending his season. Drop him accordingly. More through his giant usage rate than his talent, Mike James is a Top 20 RB for me the remainder for the year. In deeper PPR leagues, if you need a safe 6-12 points every week, give Brian Leonard a look too.

Pat Mayo Hour – Week 10 Fantasy and Spread Preview

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Roddy White (Hammy & Ankle) is probable to suit up for the Falcons. I’m not trusting him, so I’m enacting the law that bears his name: The Roddy White Rule: bench until he shows he can be a productive NFL player again. If you miss a good week from him, so be it. Better that, than be furious he put up another 3 points in my starting lineup again. Much prefer Harry Douglas over him this week.

The Jerome Simpson Story: Flips, Flops & DWIs

Nate Burleson (arm) is out for this Sunday, but may return in Week 11. Nasty Nate was averaging over 6 receptions a game before his untimely trip to the pizza parlor. Although, he did parlay the injury into a year’s worth of DiGiorno’s, so it sort of worked out, I suppose. If nothing else, it did lead to the awesome hashtag #NoMoreLateNightPizzaRuns. I like Burleson as a PPR stash, a lot. Could be a capable WR3 rest of the season.

Gio Bernard’s ribs still hurt but won’t keep him sidelined, more than likely. Just in case, check back for the inactive update at 11:45am Sunday to make sure.

The Saints injury riddled trio of Darren Sproles, Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham all look like goes against the Cowboys. This is about as good of a matchup so start Graham (Obv) and Sproles in PPR, and I like Colston to be the best from the New Orleans WR corps if in. Yes, more than Lance Moore, Robert Meachem and Kenny Stills to pay the billz. I certainly don’t trust Colston by any means, but give me the guy with the best skill set, and that’s Colston.

E.J. Manuel will start for the Bills, but he won’t have Robert Woods. Woods is listed as doubtful against the Steelers, so upgrade Marquise Goodwin, whose hamstring problems are now behind him. Goodwin’s speed make him a Fantasy home run threat every week, and Pittsburgh as begun to make a habit of getting burned deep as of late.

I’m convinced Trent Richardson isn’t actually suffering from an ankle injury, just a case of “Not any goods”. Either way, it appears like he’ll play against the Rams. It’s a terrific matchup, but I’ll be taking Donald Brown over T-Rich in it.

I like Zach Ertz as a sleeper TE this week. Nick Foles looks for him.

And the Cardinals have stated they want to get Juke Ellingtonaround 20 touches”, something I’d love to see it happen but won’t believe until I see it. Bruce Arians has already stated Rashard Mendenhall will start against the Texans. That’s a poor start.

The FLEXPERT

Recently, it’s been brought to my attention that I can be overtly negative towards, well, everything.

But that’s not entirely true. Although, this belief isn’t a new thing, mind you, it’s been a fairly consistent theme my entire life. I’m an instigator by nature – like Woody Woodpecker. It’s hereditary – blame my Dad. Actually, blame may be a bit heavy; credit is probably more apt. One of my earliest memories was my father openly siding with Randy Savage in the Mega Powers implosion of 1989. He followed that up by letting me go as Roddy Piper for Halloween. I legitimately had no chance. That, or it’s insanely sad awesome wrestling had such a transformative impact on my life. Either way, I don’t really hate things; I just prefer taking the other side. It’s not like I’m walking around looking like Antagonist Hall of Fame founder Snidely Whiplash on a day-to-day basis over here. And by that I mean I can’t grow a badass twirly moustache. I do like stuff however, lotsa stuff. Like lists. So I made one.

Things Pat Likes That You Probably Don’t

Ray Rice – I understand the distain. He’s been brutal. But like I said last week:

[Rice’s] value will never be lower than this very instant. Well, unless he lays another stinker against the Browns, then his value plummets deep into an abyss. And even if that happens, I’ll still be hoarding Ray Rice shares.

Pat Mayo, The FLEXPERT

Can’t flip flop now. I would, but you must be a natural American citizen to be Secretary of State… I’m pretty sure. I concede trading for Rice now is a risk. But it’s a calculated one. Who are you really giving up to get him?

This week, I’ve witnessed Rice be packaged with Larry Fitzgerald-types in deals where Frank Gore, Mike James, Danny Woodhead, Eric Decker, DeMarco Murray, Jordan Reed, Josh Gordon, Alshon Jeffery and Keenan Allen Wayans go back in exchange. Please, let’s gamble. There’s real value in a trade like that. It means you don’t even have to rely on Rice to actually produce for you right away. Likely, you’ll be picking up a RB3 for what you’ll have to give up to acquire him. Rice provides some depth on your bench in the interim – yes, he is still a capable Fantasy starter, he’s not Trent Richardson – and he’ll carry you through the playoffs with his little midget legs: Weeks 13-16 Rice gets PIT, MIN, DET and NE. Not exactly impenetrable defensive walls.

Now, the Fitz/Rice package may be too steep for some people – that’s a powerhouse of name value – but the other players I’ve seen Rice paired up with include: Cecil Shorts, Andre Brown, Marques Colston, Jordan Cameron, Pierre Thomas, Steven Jackson and Percy Harvin. All of which are good matches, since they help you hedge a little bit. If Rice turns out to be a flop, you may still get the upside from the other buy low in deal. Both may miss, but for what you have to give away, it’s more than worth it to find out. If both hit though, you win your league.

So, risky? Absolutely. But it’s not a giant investment.

“Archie Comics” – The official bathroom reading material of the Mayo household growing up. They were just stacked endlessly on top of the toilet. As the years progressed, the eventually found themselves occupying a basket next to the mini-garbage bin. It’s funny, as a kid I always suspected skimming through a Double Digest or 238 was commonplace. But I’ve learned that’s simply not true. Whenever I drop a casual “EGAD!” into a conversation or make the case for Reggie/Midge/Moose as the more compelling love triangle, others immediately fixate their gaze on my hand to see if I’m hiding my “insane stamp”.

Throwing Sweaters in the Dryer Before Going OutTighten up those threads; gotta look fresh.

Wearing Socks, Always – Bare feet are for hippies.

Jason Campbell & Seneca Wallace’s jazz band – That’s the reason behind those pencil thin mustaches, right?

Inflated negative points for Fantasy defenses – My home league has a lot of custom scoring rules. Everyone has their own preferences, so I’m not going to preach that you should adopt any of them… except one: if your Defense/Special Teams cedes more than 34 points, it’s (-10). In fact, I’m in favor of the increased use of MINUS points. Pick Sixes should be worth (-6), missed sub 40-yard field goals should (-3) – this also solves many people’s problem with D/STs and PKs affecting Fantasy so much. Leagues awarding yardage bonuses should also detract points for crappy outings. Have fun with it with. At our yearly rules and scoring summit – the draft – someone suggested we make all botched Extra Points a clean (-100). Of course, that’s crazy and didn’t happen, but I appreciated where his mind was at.

Keeping Cold Spoons in the Freezer – You can spend all you want on rejuvenating creams to get rid of those nasty bags under your eyes. No need however. Just toss a pair of steely scoopers next to your ice cream – wait – then press those bad boys on the problem area. Don’t be concerned that the sensation feels like burning, just means it’s working. The sub 273.75 K temperature of the metal – with some pressure – activates the previously dormant molecules in your skin. It’s basically that weird German knee surgery for your eyes. I really should have applied my now-faded knowledge of chemistry to meth instead of vanity.

“Guess Who” – Just a great board game. And my dad looks like Alfred, but not all ginged up. It connected with me on a personal level.

“King of the Hill” – Both the TV show and movie. Mostly, the TV show, though.

Southland Tales – It literally has everything: a cast of over hundred including The Rock, Stlifer, Buffy, JT, Avon Barksdale, Leslie Knope, John Larroquette (FROM NIGHT COURT!!!!), that pathetic teacher from Clueless, Raiden from Mortal Kombat and a dozen other faces you recognize whose names you couldn’t even attempt to guess; bright colors, animations, humor, time travel, interstitial music videos, tracking shots, global deceleration, a dystopian future. The only thing lacking is a coherent plot. Which was such a problem, the director had to release three prequel graphic novels along with the movie just to give it a shred of semblance, and all of which… I have read.

Nonsensical stories don’t matter to me as long as they’re interesting, and interest spews out of Southland Tales. I can appreciate Richard Kelly applying the Troy Glaus method of hitting into movie making. Just say, “f**k it, and swing for the fences”, every time. Southland Tales strikes out on a pitch so terrible, you need to see the replay three more times just so you can begin to rationalize what he may have been thinking.

Actually knowing the Lyrics to songs outside of the chorus – Like Skee-Lo’s “I Wish”.

Manny Sanders Emmanuel Sanders is slowly turning into a genuine Fantasy John Turturro… I fear you’re underrating his sneakiness. Over the last two weeks, THE COLONEL has been peppered with 22 targets from Mr. B. Ben, and the increased opportunity is finally starting to show up on the stat sheet, producing 13 catches for 186 yards and a TD against the Raiders and Patriots. But this inclusion in the Steelers’ offense is nothing new. In six of Pittsburgh’s eight games Sanders has at least 8 targets, eclipsing 5 receptions in four of those six. His only real dud of the season was three weeks ago in Baltimore when he could only muster a pitiful 7 yards on a lone grab. Guys have bad games. Especially when you’re named Emmanuel Sanders, not Calvin Johnson. But finding his level of consistency from a player that is so widely available isn’t something that’s overly prevalent.

Black Coffee – Because that’s how men take their coffee. You think the greatest generation had time had time for sissy cream fighting those Krauts in the trenches? Black coffee = freedom.

Asparagus – I am unconcerned with the alleged odor adjustment it gives your urine. When I take a leak, all I can ever smell is coffee, Black Coffee.

Coins: for $1 currency – I had this fight on a daily basis living in ‘merica. Coins v. Paper money became my personal Roe v. Wade. I just find one-dollar bills highly counterproductive: they take up too much space in my wallet, sucker me into thinking I have more money than I actually do and – here’s the kicker – THEY LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE OTHER BILLS. Now, the common rebuttal to that is always, “It says the value on the corner”. Which is fair, but requires me to really dig in and give each bill a thorough inspection, an issue that can be easily remedied by color-coding the money, by the way. Good enough for the rest of the world isn’t good enough for you, USA?

The first time I took the train from New Jersey into Manhattan I, like a bumpkin, paid for the ticket in cash through a machine. For change, I was delivered 17 Sacagawea dollars to promptly put in my pocket. That was a bit extreme. And this is always brought up in the discourse, “Why would I want to carry around a pocket full of change?” No one does, but that’s not how it works. You know that jar in your bedroom you fill with your excess coins? At the end of the year, you’ll roll that up and find out you’ve saved almost $40, congrats! Between the cost of buying those cylinders and the time spent rolling them, it may have been more fiscally efficient just tossing those coins in the garbage. With $1 (and $2!) coins, keep a bowl on your nightstand and watch it act as a rudimentary savings account, you’ll pile up $100 a month. And, you can just toss some into your pocket when you leave the house if needed. Buying a coffee on the way to work or hopping on the subway – BOOM – no need to take out that (now less) bulky wallet.

I didn’t think it would be such a problem, but there’s this bizarre stigma attached to coins. In fact, Gregg Sussman and I once almost actually came to legit blows in a meatball shop over it. I had that aforementioned pocket of dollars so I decided to leave seven $1 coins as a tip, which Gregg openly derided as “rude”. Something I took issue with: Money be money.

Maybe, this is an unwinnable argument, but I have one final point for the pro-coin camp: They’re way better at strip clubs. Sure, making it rain with bills is hilarious (and definitely something everyone should do once in their life, make it a bucket list item), but if you get a little moisture on the coin you can bank it of the table and get it to stick. All I’m sayin.

The Ben Stiller Show The one on FOX, not MTV. Maybe I’m just addicted to the early 90s, who knows?

Dan LeFevour – Because I was prepared to “catch Le Fever” coming out of the out of the 2010 Draft. Didn’t happen.

C.J. Spiller – Like with Ray Rice, I’d been preaching two things with C.J. Spiller: Sit him until he has a “proving game” (which I feel he has last week) and buy low wherever you can. Probably can’t buy low anymore though cause…. HE’SSSSSS BACKKKKKK. I hope. He sure looked that way against a tough Chiefs unit – healthy at the very least. He was consistently turning the edge with burst and flashing lateral quickness and cut back ability on regular, unlike any other point this season. Maybe Spiller hired On The Case Keenum to solve the mystery of his lost talent. Maybe not, though. I’m pretty certain Keenum’s still off digging for leads in the disappearance of Maurice-Jones Drew’s skill set. So, I’m believing in Spiller. Because if he is truly healthy, he’s gonna be running – A LOT. That’s all the Bills do.

Buffalo’s scampered past the line of scrimmage a league-high 303 times this season. Also, now’s the time to note Fred Jackson isn’t going to lose value, he’ll remain the same, thus making him under valued at the moment. Running is the only game plan that can make the Bills successful. It’s how you remain competitive in every game with the trio of E.J. Manuel, Tad THE BAD Lewis and uggggggg Jeff Tuel taking the snaps. Run, Run, Run; then more running – THEN MORE RUNNING!!!! Then… deep jumpball to a speedy receiver B-lining it down the sidelines. Also known as the Mike Wallace “9” route special. This is why you see weird names scrolling across the ticker while you’re not watching the Bills game: Marquise Goodwin, T. J Graham, Robert Woods. These guys basically wander the field like Ronin, as lone samurais. All get a bump in value with Manuel returning this week. Woods > Graham > Goodwin, but don’t consider any reliable. In conclusion, I suspect we won’t be seeing another Scott Chandler 11-target game any time soon. If you’re starting the Buffalo Bruiser it’s because you’re out of options and OK with praying for him to score a TD. Something I’ve been forced to take up; he’s in my starting lineup in the RotoExperts In-House League.

Young MC – Because he rapped about good stuff, like sneakers and people who talk too much. And partying all night long. To the breakabreaka dawn. He also encouraged kids to have good self esteem, abstain from drugs and stay in school. Seriously, this is what was happening in the late-80s rap scene:

not a drug in particular, but drugs in general,
they’re not good for you, like a vitamin or mineral,
they come in liquid, leaves, powder, pills and rocks,
can put you six feet under on your back in a box,
so say no

– Young MC, “Just Say No

This song had more of a message than Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”. Then NWA came around and all people wanted to do was kill cops.

Exclusively playing “27 Red” on the Roulette table – It hits once every three spins. Ask any croupier.

Cutting myself shaving – I don’t enjoy it by any means, but it happens all the time so I must “like” on an unconscious level. And they’re cuts so deep you’d think I was a teenager craving some attention. But it’s actually a product of me bobbing my head to the bathroom beats of my boombox… well, iPhone dock/speaker thingy.

Doug Baldwin – Look, you can pretend like Percy Harvin is going to come back and dominate the competition like he’s the healthy Percy Harvin, but that would require him actually returning first. Thought you were coming back two weeks ago, Percy? He’s not to be trusted. Like me left alone with your girlfriend/spouse/significant other.

So until we actually see Harvin in gear, Doug Baldwin is the big benefactor. Still like Golden Tate more, but Baldwin should be a quality WR3/FLEX – more so in PPR scoring. Some will say Jermaine Kearse is a great add as well. Not me. Until he does something significant enough to make me not call him ‘Jevon’, leave him be. Honestly, I don’t even really refer to him as ‘Jevon’, I just yell FREEEEEAAAAAAKKKKK whenever he makes a play… which rarely happens.

Rob Ford – The mayor of Toronto seems hilarious from the outside, but living in the city, I can report the masses are not thrilled with his drunken crack smoking stupors.

Who am I kidding, it’s just an outraged minority. On the whole, people enjoy having Chris Farley run the city. It’s why his polling numbers have only gone up since these revelations became public.

And finally…

#THROWBACKTRACK

Yes, I realize Céline Dion is the worst. But this is an epic jam. Right now: go shut the blinds, scan the house for people, double lock the door and – for the love of God – make sure no one can hear you; then cue this track up. I dare you not to get fired up and starting singing along. It’s impossible. It’s basically a carbon copy of Robert Paulson’s  “I’d Do Anything for Love”.

Blame Tarzan Dan for first bringing this to my attention in 1996.

Week 10 QB RANKS

Insert the now starting Jay Cutler at #13.

EARLY GAME WATCHABILITY INDEX

  1. DET/CHI
  2. CIN/BAL
  3. OAK/NYG
  4. BUF/PIT
  5. SEA/ATL
  6. PHI/GB
  7. JAX/TEN
  8. STL/IND

SUICIDE LAY UP

TEN over JAX

STREAM DEFENSE OF THE WEEK

  1. IND vs STL
  2. TEN vs JAX
  3. PIT vs BUF

SUPER STREAM DEFENSE OF THE WEEK

  1. WAS at MIN
  2. CAR at SF
  3. BUF at PIT

SUPER LOCK

DET/CHI o53.5

THE REVENGE SOCIETY

HEYYYYY, this is a new one. Since I fully believe “Revenge Games” to be a real thing where players are predetermined to excel against their old teams. So here are your candidates to join Chris Ivory and Delaine Walker in THE REVENGE SOCIETY

Brandon Myers vs OAK
Eddie Royal vs DEN

QUICK READS

New Rule: Stream defenses against Kellen Clemens.

As long as you don’t treat Hakeem Nicks like an every week starter he’s been fairly easy to predict, excelling in every soft matchup he’s encountered. This week he draws Oakland, the fifth most generous defense to Fantasy WRs.

Beware of Arian Foster’s health, this week and going forward.

If Moneyball taught me one thing, it’s that confidence is manifested through having an attractive girlfriend/wife. So I’m guessing Mr. Lauren Tannehill goes off against the Bucs Monday night. As Tampa’s giving up 10 passing scores and an average of 25 Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks over its past four games. But they still have Darrelle Revis, so in Mike Wallace vs Brian Hartline: IX; I’m going with Hartline. Also, keep an eye on Rishard Mathews too.

On the other side of the ball, Mike James has made me a believer. Probably cause his jump pass made me connect him with Tim Tebow in my head movies. But it’s not so much James’ production against a formidable foe – although, that helps – it’s his workload. Since assuming the running back mantle for Doug Martin, he’s averaging a hair over 20 touches a game, and against this porous Dolphins defense, he’ll put them to good use. My continued support for Brian Leonard should go unnoticed either. Leonard now has 10 catches since Martin went into injury purgatory. He’s become a safe 6-12 points in PPR every week.

There’s a new edition to the WORST PLACE RANKINGS! Welcome to the club Tavon Austin. YOU REEK!!!!

Garrett Graham is going to be worth the pick up against Arizona. The Cards are the worst team at limiting big men, BY FAR. Even though Case Keenum is relatively new to the scene, we do know one thing about him for certain: Guy loves throwing. He’s looked for Graham 14 times in the Texans’ past two and now finally gets the proper match up to exploit those opportunities.

I’d be hard pressed trusting Andre Brown in my lineup this week. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t do it however.

David Nelson may be on bye, but don’t forget about him. The Jets won’t play many more games where #GENOPICKS only throws 19 times.

Alshon Jeffery has 9 catches for 177 yards and a TD in two career games vs the Lions. And he’s better, and a much bigger part of the Bears offense now.

Chris Johnson is primed to have consecutive giant weeks for the first time years. Coming off a bye, Jacksonville’s allowed 7 TDs to RBs last three times they’ve donned helmets; they could have taken 64628 bye weeks and not remedied that quandary. So no worries with that. The awful Shonn Greene has reemerged in the Titans backfield to hamburgle both Johnson’s touches and goal line. Calmez-vous. CJ2ypc doesn’t care for work in the red zone anyway, he prefers going on lengthy runs.

Julius Thomas‘ health scares me a little, but there still aren’t many tight end alternatives I’d start over him. But, Jordan Reed is one. #ThursdayNightProblems

If Rashad Jennings can stay healthy for four whole quarters without Darren McFadden around, BRACE YOSELF FOO’. He may haul in double-digit receptions.

#LOSTIT PREDICTION: Griff Whalen does something productive this week. No particular reason outside of I’m rooting for it. He’s may be the most hilariously generic white person to ever play in the NFL. His name leads me to believe he loves country music, and he looks like this. No contest. No, I’m not telling you who he plays for, but I can say he was on the receiving end of 9 targets last week.

WEEK 10 FLEX RANKS

Remember to check back Saturday evening for an injury update and Sunday after the Inactives are released. Full rankings adjustment and fresh QUICK READS covering the Fantasy spin of each news event.

Rankings set to PPR scoring format:

1 point for every 10 yards Rushing/Receiving
1 point per reception
6 points per Touchdown 

Points per reception (PPR) scoring must be treated differently than standard leagues. Receivers and scat backs like Darren Sproles, Danny Woodhead and Roy Helu have inflated value in PPR scoring. As do possession receivers – Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and others in their mold are safer options. Catches tend to be more consistent and predictive. Obviously, touchdowns and yards are still important, but when considering FLEX options exploit any advantage you can. For standard scoring, running backs with hands of stone like Alfred Morris, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley all see their stocks rise without catches in the mix.

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  1. Calvin Johnson
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. Matt Forte
  4. Marshawn Lynch
  5. Knowshon Moreno
  6. LeSean McCoy
  7. Brandon Marshall
  8. A.J. Green
  9. Demaryius Thomas
  10. Antonio Brown
  11. Reggie Bush
  12. Danny Woodhead
  13. Vincent Jackson
  14. Wes Welker
  15. Le’Veon Bell
  16. CJ SPILLLLLAAAAAAAA
  17. Chris Johnson
  18. Dez Bryant
  19. Andre Johnson
  20. Victor Cruz
  21. Zac Stacy
  22. Pierre Thomas
  23. DeSean Jackson
  24. Keenan Allen
  25. Eric Decker
  26. Eddie Lacy
  27. Mike James
  28. Cecil Shorts
  29. T.Y. Hilton
  30. Torrey Smith
  31. Alshon Jeffery
  32. Hakeem Nicks
  33. Giovani Bernard
  34. Rashad Jennings
  35. Julius Thomas
  36. Antonio Gates
  37. Jordy Nelson
  38. Denarius Moore
  39. DeMarco Murray
  40. Harry Douglas
  41. Terrance Williams
  42. Emmanuel Sanders
  43. Golden Tate
  44. Darren Sproles
  45. Riley Cooper
  46. Garrett Graham
  47. Tim Wright
  48. Tony Gonzalez
  49. Vernon Davis
  50. Ryan Mathews
  51. Ben Tate
  52. Ray Rice
  53. Frank Gore
  54. Steve Smith
  55. Marques Colston
  56. Kendall Wright
  57. Jason Witten
  58. Martellus Bennett
  59. Andre Ellington
  60. Larry Fitzgerald
  61. Stevie Johnson
  62. Doug Baldwin
  63. Fred Jackson
  64. Brian Hartline
  65. Lance Moore
  66. MARV Jones
  67. Michael Floyd
  68. Mike WHO DAT Brown
  69. Andre Brown
  70. Lamar Miller
  71. Heath Miller
  72. Coby Fleener
  73. Maurice Jones-Drew
  74. Steven Jackson
  75. James Jones
  76. Eddie Royal (REVENGE SOCIETY NOMINEE
  77. Greg Olsen
  78. Rod Streater
  79. Anquan Boldin
  80. DeAndre Hopkins
  81. Jacquizz Rodgers
  82. Joique Bell
  83. Mike Wallace
  84. Brian Leonard
  85. Mike Tolbert
  86. Kris Durham
  87. Reuben Randle
  88. Charles Dice Clay
  89. Donald Brown
  90. Daniel Thomas
  91. BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  92. Shonn Greene
  93. James Starks
  94. Rishard Matthews
  95. Trent Richardson
  96. Jarrett Boykin
  97. TED GINN JR. (REVENGE SOCIETY NOMINEE
  98. Brandon LaFell SEXUAL
  99. Marlon Brown
  100. Zach Ertz
  101. Tyler Eifert
  102. Scott Chandler
  103. Delanie Walker
  104. Tandon Doss
  105. Cole Beasley
  106. DeAngelo Williams
  107. Marcel Reece
  108. Rashard Mendenhall
  109. Jonathan Stewart
  110. Dennis Johnson
  111. Peyton Hillis
  112. Tiquan Underwood
  113. Vincent Brown
  114. Kenny Stills
  115. The Walls of Jericho Cotchery
  116. Robert Meachem
  117. Nate Washington
  118. Roddy White
  119. Ace Sanders
  120. Griff Whalen
  121. Marquise Goodwin
  122. Bryce Brown
  123. Bernard Pierce
  124. Jacoby Jones
  125. Jason Avant
  126. T.J. Graham
  127. Marlon Moore
  128. Kendall Hunter
  129. Andre Roberts
  130. Chris Givens
  131. Mario Manningham
  132. Drew Davis
  133. Michael Bush
  134. Ronnie Brown
  135. Jonathan Dwyer
  136. Darius Johnson
  137. Brandon Myers (REVENGE SOCIETY NOMINEE
  138. Dwayne Harris
  139. Santana Moss
  140. Jermaine Kearse
  141. Nick Toon
  142. Benny Cunningham and his wife, Oprah
  143. Denard Robinson? FTW!!!
  144. Brandon Pettigrew
  145. Rob Housler
  146. Jermaine Gresham
  147. Dallas Clark
  148. Robert Turbin
  149. Brandon Jacobs
  150. Stephan Taylor
  151. Anthony Dixon
  152. Mychal Rivera
  153. Brent Celek
  154. Tashard Choice
  155. John Kuhn
  156. Austin Pettis
  157. Brian Quick
  158. LaVon Brazil
  159. C.J. Anderson
  160. Michael Cox
  161. Alfonso Smith
  162. Not Christian Fauria
  163. Lance Kendricks
  164. Clay Harbor
  165. Andrew Quarless
  166. Jackie Battle
  167. Khiry Robinson
  168. Joseph Randle
  169. Lance Dunbar
  170. Felix Jones
  171. Jordan The Todman
  172. Myles White
  173. Markus Wheaton

WORST PLACE

  1. Mark Ingram
  2. Jared Cook
  3. Montee Ball
  4. Miles Austin
  5. Tavon Austin 
  6. Zach Miller

How’d You Miss…

Week 10 QB Rankings, Sleepers & Values
Week 10 RB Rankings, Sleepers & Values
Week 10 WR Rankings, Sleepers & Values
Week 10 TE/DEF Rankings, Sleepers & Values
Week 10 Waiver Wire Power Rankings

 

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  1. cha-cha
    cha-cha November 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm -

    Thank God for the sick people in this world,I stand beside you in your Quest to lead amongst the land of the weird!
    Carry On!!!

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