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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
nonniey

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15 minutes ago, CrypticVillain said:

Big Ben or Rodgers? 🤔

 

I'd go Ben at home, with that big implied total, and especially with all the injuries to the Packers WRs.

 

I'm starting Juju, but need to pick two out of these guys (.5 ppr) Tyreke, Golladay, Kupp, Sanders. Right now I have Hill and Golladay, but am not feeling great about Hill. Would anyone do anything different?

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19 minutes ago, SoulSkin said:

 

I'd go Ben at home, with that big implied total, and especially with all the injuries to the Packers WRs.

 

I'm starting Juju, but need to pick two out of these guys (.5 ppr) Tyreke, Golladay, Kupp, Sanders. Right now I have Hill and Golladay, but am not feeling great about Hill. Would anyone do anything different?

Thanks...

 

Kind of want to say Kupp over Hill. 

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17 minutes ago, CrypticVillain said:

Thanks...

 

Kind of want to say Kupp over Hill. 

 

Yup, that's exactly where I'm at....kinda. I sat him and Goff last week, which netted me my first loss. I may just flip a coin, maybe three times..

 

..Kupp, Golly, and Juju it is

...and now I'm back to Hill

...and back to Kupp. I'm walking away from this computer

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Only need 6.3 out of Chris Thompson and Will Lutz to be 4-1. 😎

 

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Well my season is over in my keeper league so people are trying to offer me pieces for next year

 

Would you trade Zeke (can't keep him as he is a 1st round value for 2 consecutive years) for Shady McCoy (1st round value next year) and Calvin Ridley (8th round value next year)?  I don't have to keep McCoy as a 1st.   The trade is essentially trade Zeke for Ridley for next year?

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I whiffed big time on my TE this week. I could pick up either Austin Hooper or Ricky Seals-Jones. I went with Seals-Jones since he's been getting a bunch of targets and Hooper hasn't. I think everyone had Seals-Jones rated higher, so I went with him. I'm in the lead and a slight favorite to win, but he has Kamara who is explosive and that scares me. I hate when I make the wrong decision. 

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Lost by less than 5 this week. Got 0 from Gould who missed his first FG in  his last 34 tries and had his first and only XP attempt fumbled (so no kick). 

 

That's FF.

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Assuming Ingram, Reed and Lutz outscore Chris Thompson in half PPR tonight, I'll have my first win and likely get the highest score in my league this week.

 

After an 0-4 start, and being in a must-win game this week, I am pretty ecstatic.

 

I also won a friend's league 12 teamer on Fanduel again this week (3rd time winning in 5 weeks) ... it's only a $5 league where winner takes home $27, but it's still satisfying AF

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Would anyone be interested in doing a draft.com private draft ? I'm fairly sure you can create private leagues on there for 3, 6, or 10 users, but I'm not positive if that's right or not. Those are their standard amount of players in their typical weekly public leagues. I think you probably can set it up with a custom number of teams. You have to create the actual private draft room on an iOS or Android device, but can join the draft, and do the actual draft on any platform, from what I read. I just checked it out on my phone, and it will only allow me to create a 2 or 3 man draft, but I think that's because there's only one actual game left this week. Let me know if anyone wants to try it. We could even to do a freebie, which would probably be better just to see how it works, and especially if there's only one game to roster players from. I would have to set a draft time, if anybody is interested. 

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Handcuffed - Watson and Hopkinns. 

 

I would have won otherwise...easily. 

 

No big deal on this one. 

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5-0. 5 W’s down. 11 to go.

 

’And then there was one.’

 

Last unbeaten team the league. 

 

So far, so good. 😋

 

Hail.

 

 

 

 

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The #1 team in the league (5-0) just offered me (1-4) Mike Evans for Kerryon Johnson and Josh Gordon. I just got Gordon off WW with an $18 FaaB and he put in a $17 FaaB so this is somewhat reactionary from him.


Half PPR. Evans would be a big upgrade and solidify my WR2 and take away the weekly guessing game. Would weaken by RB depth slgihtly and my keeper upside in losing Kerryon who would be $20 to keep for 2019. Current Roster:

 

QB: Newton
RB: David Johnson, Mixon, Ingram, Cook, Kerryon, Yeldon, Chubb

WR: Adams, Cooper, Baldwin, Ridley, Josh Gordon

TE: Reed

If everyone is healthy, even after I lose Yeldon to FOurnette returning in a couple weeks, Kerryon wouldnt start as he'd be my RB5 assuming Cook eventually becomes healthy. Evans instantly becomes my WR2 (and has his Bye behind him). And if one of my RBs has a Bye or an injury going forward, I think Baldwin, Cooper and Ridley are fine Flex 2 replacements in a pinch.

 

The kicker I think here is the keeper value lost. I can keep Ingram for $20 and Mixon for $37, so i may not keep Kerryon anyway, and there's a chance Chubb has a higher projection for 2019 if he overtakes Hyde ... and he'd also be $20 to keep.

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Take that deal Evans is a top 5-10 WR - You already have Johnson, Mixon and Cook. 

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3 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Take that deal Evans is a top 5-10 WR - You already have Johnson, Mixon and Cook. 

I think it solidifies my roster. I've been waiting for Cooper and Baldwin to emerge to be my WR2 and neither has yet. Evans is that without a doubt. I lose some depth and keeper value for it though. But now Baldwin and Cooper become my Bye week Flex backup options which I think is fine. And if either or both emerge as consistent WR2s the rest of the way, I can get some serious trade action for them.

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50 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Take that deal Evans is a top 5-10 WR - You already have Johnson, Mixon and Cook. 


+1.  Dewitt.

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Not sure If I should have made this offer so give me your thoughts

 

SuperFlex PPR I-m 4-1 (Point leader)

 

I offered Kamara, Njoku, E Sanders and Mariota (Supers can start 2 QBS) for Hunt, Hopkins, Kelce and Tucker.

 

Obviously the value of the players on the face favors me (IMO) but It leaves me with just 2 QBs Flacco and Wentz so is risky.  The other owner has only Rosen Bradford and Fitzpatrick at QB and has lost 3 in a row due her shortage at QB  (Only having 1 who currently starts and it is Rosen).   

 

Am I asking for too much/ Am I taking an unnecessary risk?  (Have Thielen, and J Jones as my current top 2 WRs and Engram at TE). (Note would have offered Engram in place of Njoku but he is locked due to early game).

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I think you're asking for way too much.  Good idea to sell high on Kamara because his production is going to take a YUGE hit with Ingram back, but the 4 guys you're asking for are all top 5 guys at their position.  Kamara is going to fall back down to earth,  Njoku has been meh, Sanders is hit or miss, and Mariota is JAG.  I think you're asking for way too much.  Just my $0.02 though :)

Dalvin Cook is killing me.  He's my RB1 and has been out for 4 weeks.  Vikings have a delicious matchup against the 31st ranked Cardinals run D, but Cook is still Q as of today and apparently it's not looking good for Sunday.  *McNulty desk kick gif*

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Kamara did just fine with Ingram last year. Brees spreeds it around too much in that O and he’s too good/ integral to the Saints for there to be any significant drop-off  risk IMHO.

 

Real risky play to me with the business end of the year in mind.

 

Hail.

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I should have been more specific.  Kamara's production isn't going to fall off the face of the earth or anything, he'll still be reliable for 10-20 pts a game probably.

 

But after week 4, Kamara was the #1 fantasy player in the NFL.  those astronomical numbers are going to come way down with Ingram back.  Both Ingram and Kamara are both automatic starts every week, but I doubt Kamara will keep up with Gurley in terms of fantasy production with Ingram back.  Still a top 10 RB probably (Kamara), but he won't be a top 5 guy anymore due to losing 10-15 touches a game to Ingram, especially goal line carries as Mark is more of the bruiser. 

Maybe i'll quote myself in a few weeks to either eat crow or gloat and say I called it.  ;) 

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The classic JMU October post... 'I was just offered a top 10 guy for 2 waiver wire players, thoughts?' Great stuff, but yea, do it

 

Better PPR play Smallwood or Clement?

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Who do you consider having better long term value as in 2019 and beyond?

Calvin Ridley or Devin Funchess?

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