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Boy's fantasy network is your host, Rob E. J.
Mom warned today You guys all know Step on, Lauren.
Have you? Bane and Yeah, fantasy football is stupid.
Why do we play this game? I don't I don't know.
I didn't have a good look.
I didn't have a good week.
I know that you that we feel that I actually did have a good week.
I take that back.
Well, then you have fun with yourself by I'm out.
I'm getting so, uh, no.
Yeah, actually did.
Really? Well, I think I won.
Only lost three leaks out of like my time.
So I won one out of seven.
And in three of them, if you took the amount of points that I lost by and combined, them would be less than four.
No, one of them was to work.
One of them was to my husband.
Yeah, All I needed was one more completion for some gains from Matt Stafford.
And then all the rats were like, no packers, gotta win this game illegal use fans to the face.
And then Jamal Williams was like, We're not gonna score test.
And I'm just gonna sit down.
I'm like, What? What? Oh, it was not a good night last night.
I am representing the zoo, tiger.
So I'm sure because this is the only winning team that I have this week the Cardinals suck.
They're losing to the nationals.
I'm too scared to look to see how my St Louis Blues did.
I mean, I'm just terrified.
This is a bad week.
I'm Let's move on to week seven garbage.
I feel that, by the way, congratulations to my nationals.
You guys at least something in D.
You bring me joy because everything else, um, yeah, we're gonna get into fantasy football talk today.
Uh, you know, first you let everyone know where they can find you, by the way, so they know.
Well, I actually don't know if you guys can see this because I'm still working with howto properly live my life a b how to do this.
But you guys can find me on social media platforms at Step Mom.
Lauren and you guys can also find all my work at my website.
Step mom lauren dot com.
I am a writer for the fantasy footballers, and I come out with the weekly waiver wire rankings, which I just submitted today.
So you may have some gems for you.
And we're actually doing our labor wire addition today.
So beautiful Segway into that, um, first thing I would like to dive into the O is weak.
Who lying? Who did it? Huh? I'm so sorry.
Feel so bad? But it off Who did it? You know who was good for you.
Who was it? Let's We'll let you start.
Why is terrible.
So I guess the one that comes to mind the first the duds from week six. Jared Goff.
Where? What? How? Why when aliens? I don't even know I am.
I'm struggling to come to terms with that.
86 points, I think is what he scored in my leagues.
And I have him everywhere.
Like literally, I could have won multiple leagues if he'd have scored me like, I don't know, five points.
I could have one know where did you go? You have some of the best offensive weapons around you exact. Gotta give it.
Gotta give hands down, though.
To the 40 Niners, they're legit.
I get that defense is really awesome.
Um, but come on.
A completion would be nice.
Jared Goff was 13 for 24 78 yards, 78 yards.
Yeah, he fumbled once on on on one Carrie.
Horrifying at him.
I had him and I squeaked out a 78 72 victory to a 69.
16 and sleep on one of my Super League's actually in the room, boys.
Tennessee lead that against against one the fans.
So stop Braden Anger.
Who? It was a close one.
It was a nail biter.
I thought that I was gonna lose.
The person was even projected.
He was not supposed to even be that close.
Oh, after Thursday I started Golden Tate in a lot of places because I had to.
And after Thursday, my projections were through the roof.
I'm like, this is gonna be one of my best weeks ever.
Never say that people never ever say that because you are doomed and destined to lose now in this one league, I will tell you, I know you don't care about him.
Tell you anyway, in this one league, I need a Jimmy Graham to score zero points.
I was literally down by, like, less than a point are up by less than a point.
I have nobody left.
My opponent has Jimmy Graham.
He started Chicago's defense, so me trying to play defense myself runs to the waiver wire.
The only available defense is left was Pittsburgh, And then I think the Lions.
So Sunday night, I'm by grab pace for defense and grab the line's defense that he can't play defense so that all I have to do is score a few points from Mike Williams and then hope Jimmy Graham does nothing.
I mean, he did okay, but not well enough for me.
Jimmy Graham has two receptions.
One of them was after the ball.
It was delay of game, but they didn't call it.
He gets reception literally, just over one point.
That's like that was the kind of weak that I had, even with my amazing defensive moves, to make sure he couldn't start a defense.
It's just stupid, but that's exactly what happened through my wife.
It was Mike Williams who had, who had scored, a point that she was facing just enough.
She lost my point for E.
It seemed like he was one of those weeks for a lot of people.
Even my husband felt really bad beating me.
He's like because he was crying all weekend like old Lauren's gonna beat me.
Lawrence could beat me.
And then at the end of the game Monday, he was like, Oh, oh, I won't say anything like you better not say a damn word if he if he in his situation just like just like me, my life in our situation, If he wins, he's able to say, Hey, I be the fantasy analyst But if he loses, it's like, Well, I'll also fantasy and it's not that bad.
Do you know? Um, let's see here.
I want to talk about Oh, we gotta talk about Jameis, Winston 00 j Mrs gonna tell a friend that is 34 54.
He did pass for 400 yards.
You'd be bounced back in like the fourth quarter.
He did better than Jared Goff that he did do better than jerk off 2121 point points in fantasy points when I had, um, and in the storm won't cruelly where I was facing 50 yard rush Our friends across the pond I love them.
That's I squeaked it out.
I squeaked out the dove, forcing us both to be two and four.
It's kind of like me.
I'm actually two and four in a couple leads to, but I'm playing really good competition like you are.
So it's not, you know that bad? Yeah, I mean, but, uh uh, this was this.
I mean, luckily, I Tyree kill, you know, I started my left Golden State on the bench.
This was a 10 point of 11 point spread between us to, um it was rough.
It was rough, but, uh, James Winston, you had me scared. There.
You turn the ball over five times.
And the fact that I had to get up at 7 30 destitute to watch you do that.
Um Let's see here.
But who else for you? It was Was it died? Well, there were a couple of them.
Um, this 11 that actually pleases me to no end.
That he was a dud was Joe Mixon is young junk.
So he was a dud.
Um, I said Jared Goff already Malcolm Brown really disappointed people because he had been kind of explosive with Todd Gurley on the field now without Todd Gurley.
Suddenly, where did you go? But I guess it was like a ram's data suck whatever.
But some weeks, six stunts to Did you want to talk about studs or we just talk about duds? Yeah, it's No, let's Let's find eggs.
Hi, Welcome back.
Yeah, Thank you for holding on to the football, which is really nice, because look what happens when you do that.
My friend and I like to see these games where the Vikings are coming back with that pass offense and everyone's like it's such a run heavy such around heavy team, it is naturally going to balance itself out with passing plays because you have to be able to open up the field for Dalvin cook.
So I knew this was going to happen, but you just never know when it's going to happen and it seems like it explosively happens, right? Like So when they start the throwing the ball, it's like, start your wide receiver star called.
Didn't do anything, actually.
Didn't watch that game enough.
I can't remember.
Our rule has been absolutely nowhere to be found.
Okay, Because I've been trying really hard to forget that week six existed.
So you go lucky that I took some notes.
Yeah, he he has.
He has been nowhere to be found.
I think Kyle Rudolph has last been seen on the side of a milk carton song.
Okay, Sad a sad day.
And then James Connor did great for the Steelers, which was really nice to see that too many.
Snell did great for the Steelers.
That's what you guys need to put on Your bench is like yesterday.
Binnie Snell interview will be dropping tomorrow for you guys.
Yes, that's excited about that one.
Um, I gotta talk about Tyree kills. Come back.
Yeah, he, uh, he went off.
Ah, Two touchdowns, 80 yards catches.
You started 10 times.
I love it. I'll take that any day out of the week.
Um, it's having Coleman being a being a stable guy, about out for about 40 yard reels.
Us your finest all day.
Um, but he ran for one.
He rushed word touchdown and then also called a touchdown.
Uh, no, actually, no.
He just ran protection, and I apologize.
But he was too, too for three receiving.
Um, and then also Matt Ryan.
Yeah, a game desk.
356 yards and four touchdowns.
I still didn't think so.
Even with him. Is my quarterback.
And the New England Patriots defense.
If only he could Ah, if only he could find Julio Jones in the end zone.
Wow. And they had the earlier pages defense.
Yeah, everyone else just stuck.
And plus, I was facing someone who also blew up.
Like they just It just happened to be one of those weeks.
But, I mean, the falcons air concerning for real football.
Um, very concerning for real football, but for fantasy, this is like heaven.
It's ever Julio Jones, but we that seems to be like a repeated thing with Julio Jones about Where is he? Where is he? so Yeah.
Sorry. I might play with my hair a lot.
I'm literally sitting right underneath my air conditioning vent.
So I swear to God, I don't have, like, a fan pointed at me so that I look like I'm doing, like, the model thing.
My around I sort of got him out of the air.
Conditioning is actually going right on my face, so it gets in my eyelashes.
So that's why I'm constantly doing this.
I swear to God, I am also fidgety.
So there's that deal with this.
You're able to have your a c on here.
It's all heat right now in Colorado.
Oh, that's true. Yeah, Let's see.
What What's The temperature is 84 sunny here in Florida.
It's like 45 for me in Florida for a reason.
I grew up in Missouri, so you'd think I'd be okay with the winter.
That's why I moved anything below 65.
Look, where's my park up? Give you my hunter.
Well, isn't a biggie. I'm freezing.
Um, I wanted to get into waiver wire.
You know who blew up for us? We definitely get you out of Week six talks.
Um, because it's just rough.
Who are you going after all, on the waiver wire? Who are you going after? And trying to find some people who really look at? Yeah, E t s Jets Jets.
Just cheers to the Jets, by the way, Guess I'm grabbing a beer right now.
Ladies and gentlemen, I realized I didn't Even I didn't even start the show right by the lake.
Cheers to me. Cheers to you all.
What was the girls want to do, Billy? Billy, What is one of those weeks, man, that's a week.
We'll just chalk it up to the weirdness awareness, but no.
So Sam Darnold is bad guys, and this is why we stash guys like Robbie Anderson.
And if you went ahead and try to pick up Chris Herndon even though he had the audacity to go pull his hamstring, how there he not cool, bro over but a big one.
So I think our Robbie Anderson, I think he's owned and well over 60% of leaves, according to Yahoo.
So he's probably not They're worth a look to see if he is obviously because he did really well for you.
I still didn't start him because I wasn't sure if there was gonna be a rest factor.
Was Sam Darnold or not coming in? Clearly there wasn't.
When you sleep for five weeks with mono, apparently you come out real refreshed and, like, ready to go.
So there's that but one name that might be available, which I think is in 30%.
I don't have that number directly in front of me.
Um, but James Crowder, that is definitely, um ah, guy to target.
He's that slot guy.
He's gonna get a lot of looks robbing.
Anderson's gonna be that deep field threat looking for those touchdowns.
And then hopefully Chris Hernan, he'll come back sooner rather than later and then use we suddenly have the jetsoffense.
That is fantasy relevant. Finally.
So I love jets players.
Another one that I mentioned before was Benny Snow.
Now, now, if he's available, go get him.
Because I hate to say this because I do never wanna wish injury upon anybody.
But it may just be a matter of time before Corner gets so banged up that he does have to miss time.
Let's hope that doesn't happen.
He had a great week.
I luckily, had had him in one league, played against him in another league story of my life this week.
But that's fine.
Oh, Benny smell is a pickup.
And I also believe he has kind of looking Austin a killer kind of role to him, too.
With Gail and Samuels out, I think he also has some standalone value as well as just being a handcuff.
So you're not just gonna be burning up a roster spot with him? He may have some value for you.
I love any Andi, If you guys were really hurting a tight end, I'm sorry.
It's fantasy football.
The tight end landscape is a slow burning Dumpster fire that seems to just get like harder and harder as the weeks progress tight and suck.
But one name coming off of a by that may be available to you guys is Dawson knocks.
That's a name to keep in mind deeper leagues, if you need to spot definitely someone worth worth taking a look at for that.
Ah, that bills offense.
I'm with the, um some ads.
The touch on I mean, obviously Sam Darnold.
Sam Darnold mysteriously somehow caught mono, um, making out them teenager Sam.
I have my personal things that that it was.
She said she was 18.
He didn't say that.
I'm putting words in his mouth to be facetiously funny down at great, which is great, but no, he somehow came out.
Can't came out of ah mano like stronger, which is hilarious, Honestly, retrospect, because Bonnell usually guys, like, moves like 5 £10 you know, they're like, don't you know? Yeah.
And you went out there and and looked like the second coming of Ah, Broadway Joe trailed the cowboys buzz with that Sam Darnold, Congrats. Congrats.
The other reason why I now know so much about mono is because of you and Pat.
Thank you guys for your education.
Um, you may or may not be in a position to where Hunter Henry may or may not be available to you.
He is coming back off the injury.
A lot of people maybe work filling, going after him.
I know in some leaks that I'm in, I've seen him out there.
I know that I even dropped him in one cause I was, like, predicted, It's not dealing with that right? Oh, and also, I had, like, too many guys injured of that one.
I like seven cold main injured.
At that point, I had Terry kill injured.
At that point, I was like, somebody wanted you guys to go.
Yeah, um, you know, so hunter Henry, uh, Luke Wilson in the absence of are near to your friend will dis Lee.
I know that s o said 60 68% 68% of all routes ran.
He was on the field, 60% of the beast it And plus, he's just coming back from the horrific injury from last year to where it was kind of like defying the odds was to come in and blow out his Achilles.
So maybe he's gonna be one of those Wonder comeback kids and he'll be back for next year. But that's just a shame.
And we Russell Wilson really relied on him a lot.
So But Russell listen is also not afraid of targeting Luke Wilson either.
So that's something to keep in mind as well.
I and I gotta agree with that, So I s.
So with that being stated, I'm saying, Go ahead, invest in some Wilson.
Um, I would probably if you're if you were a will.
Basically, owner, I would be safe to bet that you should probably spend and spend a good portion of your of your fab like if you haven't spent a lot of five budget did this year, it's not.
It's time to whip out the bank, and it's time to throw throw down on Luke Wilson.
And I don't personally, I don't think that you're gonna that you're gonna regret it like I would throw down 2020 bones or for Luke Wilson to come to my team.
Um, let's see here, another one that I want to mention at the time vision is Darren Fells spells.
He was getting a lot of looks, a lot of lives down there, and he said he has been coming along lately.
It's down there, Seether Fells or acting's.
You never really know who it was going to emerge out of that team.
But I will say that I feel that Derek Wells, I'm gonna be the week to week, uh, guy that you could go on, get after you're off the waiver wire and he produced for you.
Um and then also I want to mention and kill Harry and kill Harry.
Ah, just I think I just tweeted right before you and I got on the air.
I actually read, sweetie.
I wasn't my original street, but I retweeted Schefty.
Uh, thank you, Harry.
Back practicing to day and kill Harry was more likely drafted in your leagues and then dropped immediately if you're in early draft, so go ahead and going getting killed.
Harry, I promise you, Tom Brady is gonna make this kid a stupor star.
Absolutely, positively promised you.
Um and then for running back ad.
I gotta tell you guys, go on. Get Jamal Williams.
Last time we saw him heat and the words of smoky from Friday, he got knocked the hell out.
That's actually not what he say, but I replaced the other word.
Yeah, but I'm going get you.
Ah, Jamal Williams as well.
And then finally, I want to close out my waiver wire additions with the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
If they are available to you, Go and get them for this week.
That is your defense If you're gonna stream there playing Cincinnati since he is such garbage.
Another interesting name to Thio.
Keep your eyeballs on his day.
You guys are in big leagues and you need a little bit of help with the wide receiver position.
He didn't do that badly, and he's on that Jets offense, so he's a little peace.
If you guys were really desperate in really, really deep leagues and you need somebody keep an eye on him.
He's definitely not.
But he's a possibility as well.
So she's here before those that are watching us over on sportscaster.
When we say deep leagues were talking about that, you know how? How are legal? Source got you set up.
We got 18 teams.
You know, 14 plus.
Yeah, dude, Berries. Thomas is your man.
Um, I couldn't believe I I got in a position.
I'm actually doing really well in that week. Wow.
Yeah, my biggest lead.
I think it's the Scott Fish Bowl is my biggest league.
Like when it comes to like bench size, I'm doing terrible.
I I did have my first window last week in Scottish.
My 1st 1 That's good, because all my guys are coming back.
Aaron Jones was standing zero.
It's heaven. Coleman was back.
Melvin Gordon was back.
I mean, I don't have a terrible team.
Just up until now, I haven't been in scoring points.
Is that awful? Like, uh, yeah, this is one of the Greeks.
This was one of those you know for weeks, six Almer with a lot of guys coming back off of injury.
This is gonna be where if you were one and one, it wanted five.
You know, if you were You know, even if you are, you're a two inch scene.
You know, this is where now that the season turns for you right now you make your playoff push because you got everyone back from injury.
See, you're like it already.
D'oh! Thank you for giving me this A ray of hope In my gloominess off Just despair.
I woke up this morning.
The clouds were gray, my food was tasteless.
Now you have given me hope.
That's that's That's what we're here for, right? Sometimes that's fantasy.
Analysts need a little reminder here there, not all gloom and doom.
There's some happiness around the corner.
Come on, weeks of it.
We are halfway through this season that's also so sad, Like you know, this time frame.
I just want to go ahead and put this out there in the atmosphere.
This time frame is weird for almost football fans out there.
Um, cause if you play fantasy football, you're like playoff push.
Let's go, let's go.
But if you're, you know, just a genuine overall football fan, this hurts right now because you're you're realizing right now they this week seven, that is gonna be gone again.
Now, you know, don't get so excited like off season then, like we literally start as you think, But it's weak.
Like what? Crazy, Absolutely crazy Like, Where does the time go? It's insane.
That really I I suggest everyone make the best of these remaining weeks.
Make the best of it.
Absolutely. Have fun with it.
Um, injury report, injury report.
That's what I need to pull up right now. Wow.
I wanted to get into the injury report.
Do you have any more waiver wire pads that you feel like we should break down.
Yeah, audit eight's a good one from Cincinnati.
Um, I think he might have been snapping up in quite a few leaks last week, but if he's still available, by all means, he plays a lot of snaps.
He got really involved.
Touchdown, which was awesome.
And I'm coming out with my waiver wire article, too.
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Back to the report we got going to need your boy.
The best was great about out of pockets.
You could talk about whatever you want whenever you want.
So what? And yet you guys listen to us.
I mean, I think we're okay.
I mean, I like to listen to myself.
Just, uh, who doesn't exactly.
Right? Christian Kurt out with an ankle injury.
Is he so out? Because I got a notification that said, he's just Otis has changed from out to questionable.
So is that gonna go back from questionable back to out? We don't really know, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Yeah, at the moment, he is listed as questionable.
So, uh, party action network.
So he's, uh, the East questionable right now.
Well, hop on the health train and get a move on.
You're burning a spot on my bench. Kirk.
He's asked, asked Larry Fitz like, what have you done to keep your body so strong? Ah, dude, I think Larry Fitz is an alien hybrid.
Well, when I was watching Agent Peterson this weekend, there was lit.
So roll, I was thinking about you with that Adrian Peterson play because that you was I was, like, all over starting Adrian Peterson.
And what about you? I know who's gonna be starting him to your boy.
And people were.
So I'm sure I don't know.
Like, how did you know? I'm, like, cause a game script? Yeah, not that hard.
The doll says you're terrible at every aspect.
And the interim head coach was like, We win.
If we run the ball, it No, that's not okay.
I have been saying that during all of our losses in Asia, and Peterson was so fresh air he was like, Why am I not getting used? Like, what is going on? What did I do? Agent Peterson was just on the sidelines the whole time looking like a little kid like group.
And what did I do to you? You need some candy.
You don't love me no more.
That's exactly like, but you know, luckily, luckily, AP is healthy guys.
You should also be going to get him.
If he is available to you.
The schedule is a little in coming up, though he's faces, an interesting defense is And he also has a by coming up to.
So just keep that in mind.
When you're looking at your waiver targets, check the next couple of weeks.
Make sure you're picking up the right guys to help fill in for your bye weeks.
And also make sure you're doing the right match ups based on your defense is both.
Certainly this is This is this is the part where I'm gonna really stress we're gonna get back into the injuries really quick.
I really want to stress what was Step Mom or and just mentioned there, Going forward for the remainder, huh? Yeah, I'm co signing this one.
I like this. I like to stay calm. Carrillo.
You want to look at the father weeks ahead, Especially when you're looking at defense's, um you want to try and have a defense where you go and you get one they you don't want to try.
And this way, you don't want to try and stream every week, a new, a new defense.
Of course, unless you just so happen to always give the team that's always gonna play the dolphins, then that's completely different.
Um, but the whole weeks, Yeah, right.
What are the odds of that hat.
Right? But look at the following weeks are gonna be coming up.
You want to try and get one day, you're not gonna want to be fully committed to like you keep drop if you need to go and get someone if there is a more favorable matchup.
But you want to get so one day, even if you you have to hold on to him for a while, they're gonna do good for you.
Yes, has hated me.
The last two weeks I've said this the Steelers defense is a good pen. ISI football defense.
Yeah, they did really well against the Chargers. Come on.
Just a tap on to that two guys we are getting like you had mentioned earlier into that time frame where we are thinking about what are teams we're going to look like during the playoffs.
Always remember that, too.
So when you're looking ahead, don't be afraid to start looking at people way, way ahead.
You may not necessarily want to pick them up right now, but maybe they're on somebody else's team.
Now is the time where you make some trade moves as well so that you can try to get some of these guys to win your fantasy playoffs and to get you to that fantasy playoff.
Keep all of these in mind.
It's a very volatile time right now, but it's also very excited.
No, don't be afraid of convinced of defensive big name.
Like, don't be afraid, because I'll be honest moving forward, Julio, you're probably not gonna be in my starting lineup.
You know, I'm so tired of you know that the old classic take of all.
Well, you have to start him based off of where you draft him.
No, I'll have to start anyone based off where I draft.
Um, this is the NFL.
And the great thing about fancy football is that I'm a I'm a GM of my own.
Yeah, you're not producing it.
Someone's been sitting on my bench for the last seven weeks and has been producing.
There's been a lot of big names.
I feel like that. Have Julio, if you will.
I mean, especially in the tight end position.
Travis Kelsey has been very disappointing.
Zach Ertz has been disappointing.
Lots of big names that people are afraid to bench.
I would still be hesitant to do it.
I do not have the cones like that to be able to do it, because as soon as I D'oh, they'll blow up on adventure.
Was 1/4 you store the mosaic was he was doing anything? Yeah, I just got a whole stream of consciousness right there with myself.
I'm all for, you know.
Oh, why receiver to that's been on the bench last three weeks has been producing consistently.
Hold up? No, not right now.
We're trying to get Super Bowls here.
Uh, let's let's go back into these injuries.
We just had to give you guys some strategies.
I don't even know how we threw that in there.
But that was not written on the Strip. Excuse me. Sorry.
Amari Cooper quad.
He exited early from their loss against the Jets.
Did not return that game.
So that's bad if you're Amaury Cooper owner.
And also, if you're a Dallas Cowboys fan, recent loss.
Oh, that feels so good.
Yeah, the thing with the Marquis Cooper is, too.
It's a quad bruise, so it's not like he's got kind of like a pulled hammy or anything like that.
So they don't expect it to two serious.
But he may miss a week or two.
Not anything significant from what I'm hearing right now.
Bax, Um, thank you for tossing that in there.
Uh, Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos by receiver.
Male Sanders with the knee was knocked out early against the Titans.
Did not return to the game.
It is not believed to be a serious injury.
What are you thinking on this one? Same thing.
I think it's going to be short time missed.
Um, I don't know.
I'm scared of all of those wide receivers anyway, so I generally tend to stay away from them.
What does more worry me is the effectiveness of the surrounding pieces with Emmanuel Sanders gone, that does.
That does bug me a little bit, but he's supposed to be back.
It's not gonna be like a season ending injury or missing several weeks, maybe a week or two from what I've heard.
It's saying here that that that that is not believed to be serious, so he should be ready.
Ready to suit up for a nail Sanders owner.
I have a male sanders.
He's a guy that I always end up teeter tottering with starting.
Um because, like you said, it's hard to trust the Denver wide receivers.
James Connor, Uh, with the quad.
Got hurt Sunday night.
Left game, pick up any snow.
Pick up many smell.
The Steelers are gonna be on a buy this week.
So all is good, which also is gonna toss Mason Rudolph back into boats through the lineup.
Um, last time that we saw him, he looked like a ah lost child in the Walmart.
Just like, please, where am I? Oh, that was so scary.
Who? Although that was scary.
But can you just imagine it so me, I play football, and I've I've taken those hits were, like, You know, I've laid there for a little while.
Yeah, I have done that.
And soccer is Well, it's it's not glowing.
But I could never imagine waking up knowing that I was playing.
The last Norman was I'm on a field and I think that is no longer there.
That would scare the living Great.
Not only that, how Jang were the Steelers, their medical cart broke down.
Come on, we have to hobble off all his head was almost taken off like a fund.
Everybody, I'm fine.
Like you're clearly half fine.
Then they have to push the medical card off the field. Come on.
And then? And then there was something.
Had a medical ah, medical issue with the medical staff of just recently as well.
Like it's for gay firemen because you guys need to hire some new team dives, right? Oh, and then, of course we smoke about will. Definitely.
Uh, what, they rupture to Keeley's against the Browns.
He's going to be out for the rest of season.
Yeah, I know that one hurt.
And then for i d.
P players Patrick Peterson, uh, he's gonna be returning from suspension this week.
Hey, I love watching him play.
Yeah, see, years of beast.
We have a question here. Launch.
I've never seen your avatar a close and hold.
That is a very bold avatar.
Yeah, but the haircut is awesome, man.
Um, do you guys like the Jags defense? We're over the Seahawks also.
Do you think the Jets defense can have a good week against the Patriots? Like they did in week two.
Um, settle Or do you want Take that first? That is good.
Um, I don't mind the Jacks against Seattle, but I don't love it.
I don't I don't love that.
Um, the interesting thing about Ojai, Shawn, I should stop.
Really, I love you.
She's so the Jets are interesting.
The Patriots do have, like, one tiny, itty bitty like powder of kryptonite, and that's usually the Bills in the Jets.
That is a huge rivalry with tons of implications.
And and there's a lot of morale in heart that goes into those games from the Bills in the Jets.
The Patriots are Patriots fans.
That wasn't a disk, just from what I've seen over the last several years of washing these these rivalries and with Sam Darnold back and some new life into that team, I don't hate starting the Jets defense.
If I had to, I think there might be some other ones.
I don't have them off this out in my head.
I don't I don't I don't hate it.
I think it's very spicy, and I think it's very bold, kind of like your avatar, but it could be it.
Could it could pay off. You never know.
I mean, especially couple sacks to Brady.
Really? Getting is like TV 12 dome.
That could be interesting.
Well, I like it.
I mean, it's not the greatest one, but I also think that'd be awesome.
Like I just want to will it to happen? I would love it if you could if it could happen, but I'm actually going to go the opposite.
In terms of the Jets.
I just don't think that it's gonna happen.
Especially within kill Harry now stepping into this lineup because now Brady has a legit wide receiver there.
Um, So that's something that you're gonna worry about, Of course.
Um so for that I weren't rookie.
He's coming off of injury.
He's gonna fumble the ball, they'll intercept it and run it back for a pick six.
And it's gonna be fricking amazing.
Evans, give me like gypsies.
I made that all up.
Uh, no, I e kill here.
He's gonna gonna go off.
I think in Killer.
He's gonna go off.
You have top spot for him.
Yeah, I interviewed him, so No, I'm I'm staying away from from from the Jets defense.
Despite their way to performance against the Patriots, I am all in on the Jags defense.
Um, not sure if if that maybe you start them against way Week seven against Seattle.
They are actually playing Cincinnati.
I wonder why I read that wrong.
So I'm good, but I like the Jeremy, but not against Seattle.
But I like them this week.
Okay, Now, I know I'm not just crazy.
No, no, just Yeah, but they are against the adults.
Are they arguing? Cincinnati? You, Joe? Um, So go ahead and pick them up and start them.
Jets finished 10 and six.
Make the playoffs.
Gosh, I'm not entertaining that, uh, I've got it. It's a tea bag.
It's not happening.
Um, so moving on from the, uh, the injury report, who are your absolute must starts and absolutely us sit, uh, or or this week? All right, so this is very, very curious because some of the some of them must Okay, so the muscles I hate because you're going up against the Patriots.
So on paper, So the patriots have the second best defense against is that Wide receivers, No running backs.
So you can't sit Levy on Belle.
I mean, this is a weird week again to you.
So, Leonard Fournette is a must start.
They're playing against Cincinnati, like you said, um, Frank.
Or I think he's another one you can plug in against the Dolphins.
They're playing the bills.
I mean, it's so that's gonna be ground and pound is gonna be Gore.
Is Singletary back yet? Uh, he should be.
I recently dropped because I couldn't keep just ross ring.
Um, yeah, uh, Calvin Cooke against the Lions.
I mean, these air kind of obvious ones.
I'm actually trying to find some sleepers.
I haven't really found one that I love.
I found in you that I love, but I'll get back to you on that.
Tweet me and I will when I finally do, I think also there.
Yeah, there's some weird matchups like, um I mean, Ezekiel Elliott should be a really good start, but he's going up against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they have one of the better.
Defense is against running back.
So is gonna be annoying.
And I have committed Remember me telling you all that lead.
I have Kittle, Camaro and Zeke this I'm, like, four and two in that league.
That's how badly these guys have done for me era.
And Zeke and Kittle? Yeah, that Camaro Camaro had has been ah, has been doing pretty pretty badly lately.
Um, really quick.
I just want to highlight, you know, any grounds, players, any Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a any of Pittsburgh Steelers, and I'm forgetting the other team that is on by Michael Gallant.
Oh, yeah, I started.
I was on a different page.
All the pretty much anyone that is on on by, obviously no, you're gonna You're gonna So all of your steelers, all of your buccaneers, all of your browns.
Who am I forgetting? There's gotta be another team won by? Yeah.
Ah, tch, Panthers, Others.
Okay, then all of your panthers, um, those are all of your players that you are automatically going to sic.
So Christian McCaffrey, James wins stain.
Uh, Baker Mayfield O B J.
You could pick up any smell and stash him.
Yes, you strategically just hold off for a week and then go and get him.
Um, you know, depending on how that works out, especially Jaylen sandals going back so on and so work.
Protect you guys, Um, as these by a weak start ramping up that we have the bye week blues.
And remember what week it is.
Always check the waiver where every single day to see who your league mates are dropping to fill in for these guys who were on by.
You never know what you're going to be ableto find.
Sometimes it's like, what? So always remember that.
Check it every single day now, because people are looking at him now that we're, you know, you're approaching that second half of the season.
So, yes, this is where people start, start, start making mistakes.
Yeah, They scraped drops.
Yeah, they start having to drop because yeah, like you said, rage drops this or I'm gonna drop because they just They just have to They have to move pieces.
They have 10 piece that that if they want to win back, back, back up for a week.
So they gotta sacrifice, um, that is one man sacrifices and other members treasure.
Um, so we definitely highly highly.
Wouldn't want to, you know.
Have you guys do that? Let's see. Here.
Wife says, I have Camaro, and I'm trying to trade him for Christian McCaffrey.
Willing to give up Camaro in Kurdistan? You'll for Christian McCaffrey.
That person should probably could Could baby take that trade.
But I don't like Yeah, I mean, it is.
You're offering good, good value, but nine times out and said, if you have Christian McCaffrey, you're not getting rid of them.
Yeah, Unless unless you He's the only person on your whole team that's doing work for you and you're not winning with him.
Then at that point, yeah, you would you would have to get rid of them.
Um, must starts.
OK, I like my against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Know Omar Cooper.
Look what stuff on decks just did to them.
I think Michael Gallop is an easy shoo in.
I think he's gonna do great.
Coleman against Washington.
You gotta put you got it.
You got plugged in.
Simon Coleman. They love it.
Um, I'm gonna go ahead, and I'll just say that a golden Tate against Arizona.
Arizona gets in shootouts.
Like deep, deep, high scoring.
60 60 point plus game shootouts Late.
Arizona is one of those scenes where I don't know who they're playing.
You can tell the bookie a I'll take the over four to be overall 66 60 point game, cause it's probably gonna be be, like a 61 62 point game, you know, safely with the Arizona.
I mean, look at what they did.
It gets Atlanta.
33 game, you know, so you could always take a look at them.
Um, I got to say, uh, Golden Tate go for sure up against Arizona, um is dare wall are going to be back.
I think Waller should be back.
And if that and if he And if Waller is back that I am starting Waller up against Green Bay because he's just gonna get forced a Yeah, Green Bay's rakes sticks against tight ends, but in his situation, it doesn't matter.
He's like another wide receiver.
So exactly, um I mean de que metcalf against Baltimore, You know, you get a doing this thing lately, um, he's earned a spot the last two weeks on my starting lineup where I've been, like, you know what? I could go in and I could I could slide you in there.
Uh, I'm gonna be bold on this one that I am gonna recommend here.
And I'm thinking that we that you are going to bench ah, party once. Once.
Bench Al. Sean against the Cowboys.
I'm just not sure up against the Cowboys, that being a divisional matchup, I know I will play.
I would play an especially because this may be the week that does.
Sean Jackson comes back right? Or is he is still another week out? No, he should be back this week.
So that I would say that's gonna open down, open down.
Opened all the outfield her It's gonna open up the downfield threat into Sean Jackson.
So I think that is even going to increase our Sean Jeffries opportunity to avoid coverage.
Do you get rid of double coverage? Is he has it? If you have to.
Sean Jackson starting to start.
Carson Wentz, start your eagles. I love him.
Star all the eagles.
Yeah, because I think cowboys bloating before I confirmed that Let me just go back to my, um, fantasy points against list here.
Stand by, please.
And I have no problem starting the tight ends.
Zach Ertz of the AB Dallas got hurt me in a deeper league.
Why not? He's actually been doing really well in the Cowboys, are ranked 24th worst against running backs.
So Miles Sanders is finally starting to pick it up a little bit.
And Jordan Howard is always there for that golden opportunity.
So if you do have to play because you have by weeks that you have to deal with with some of these players, I don't have any problem playing all of the Eagles in this game.
They hate each other.
There is nothing better than watching teams that hate each other play like last night's game.
Thank you, referees, for just handing that win over Aaron Rodgers.
Appreciate you not, but yeah.
No, this is It's a crazy It's a crazy hatred festive of just awful wonderfulness.
So I don't even know what that means.
I just made it all up, But you guys know what? You know what I mean.
So yeah, I have no problem starting all your eagles. I love it.
You know, I'm going to Ah, I'm going to second that take thing.
Oh, because I'm taking a look at it.
I'm like Dallas ninth against wide receivers.
21st to get against the tight end.
You said 24th against the run.
Yeah, let's let's run all the eagles.
Yeah, I'm right with that.
Ah, let's see here.
Would you guys start reshot Penny or Jamal Williams? Would I drop or writing? Or Jamal Williams? If I were forced into a situation on that Shauna, I think I would drop her shot.
Penny, I think what he is going to be on your team is going to be a handcuff with Chris Carson.
But that's really gonna depend on how comfortable you are with it, because at any moment this could turn back into and Aaron Jones backfield when I feel like that's gonna flip flop.
So if you have Chris Carson, man, if you have Chris Carson, I wonder if you should keep any just because of that handcuff situation.
That's a tough one, see, and her legs.
I don't think that she has Chris Carson, if I remember correctly.
And then there would be no point handcuffing her while she's handcuffing her opponents running back.
But the old the old edition is you know, if you wantto you know, they handcuff your your opponent's what? Whatever it's called, I don't remember, but it was really clever, and I can't spit it out right now.
But whenever I see what I see, what she's doing there.
But if you had to drop one of them, I would drop her.
Yeah, yeah, Not.
I mean, you could you could You could easily be handicapping your your opponent.
But, I mean, if Chris Carson hasn't gone down yet Yeah, I got a time.
They both outside.
So that's it's tough to decide.
Flip a coin because that's really what? What you're gonna Yeah, there's no really right or wrong answer to that one.
Um, let's see here of them that you have any other absolute must start.
Yes, Mark Andrews.
And there isn't much start.
Ah, there was reasoning behind this.
I'll find it in a second due to Dio.
They are playing.
Who are they playing? Yes, the Seahawks Seahawks 28th worst against the tight end, so Oh, yeah.
They have allowed three touchdowns.
They have allowed three red zone targets.
The tight ends, They have a lounge, three red zone touches too tight ends and already said this, but three touchdowns.
34 receptions on 46 targets for over 400 yards to the tight end position.
And Mark Andrews is a beast of a man who's very talented and he's brought handsome.
You should start him. No.
I'm gonna say start, start, Mark Andrews.
Because this guy is a tank like, right now, I'm smart, as is probable, um, heading heading into the next day, I was gonna ask about his injury, but it seems like he gets banged up in that hops right back in there.
He's just, like, what? Broken foot.
I'm here running exactly.
Assault, assault toward a role.
He just goes on the sideline, gets a shot of sort of role that gets back out there on the field already.
Who? Yeah, Adam faces not taking from the Jets.
Oh, got bad joke.
He had the O help, but he just had to get another chance.
There's Coppola's I Mold out right? Oh, my God, I did not have to go there.
I did it. But, I mean, he did catch.
He did catch six passes for 99 yards.
Did have that major fumble last Sunday.
Um, either way, I'm still saying st saying, Ah, ride with, um I think it's his shoulder injury.
He's always gonna be fine.
Yeah, I like him.
He's gonna start for me.
Trying to think if I have anything else, but I have anyone else.
Oh, if you, uh really just defense is real quick.
Buffalo bills should be really good to start against Miami.
Obviously, you're gonna play New England.
Um, but yeah, oddly enough, Miami, don't do it.
Don't do it because they're going up against the buffalo, which it's Some people are kind of given that whole thing, but ah, let's see and try to stay.
Why can't I think of it off the top? My head? Continue.
Maybe I'll remember who it was.
A really good streaming defense, and I can't remember who it is now.
Oh, it was really well, really, really good one.
Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot! I remember.
When is 40 Niners? Yeah, Yeah.
No, no, because I think people only four think the 29 hours air owned a lot. I'll have to go back.
And look, if I remember what it is, I'll tweet it out for you guys.
But there's a really juicy one.
And I forget Why that waas? Because the second device, it wasn't against the Steelers with Devlin Hodges anyway, so I don't remember.
Maybe I'm just making that up to sound cool.
Just Oh, my God.
I'm actually gonna gonna gonna check really quick.
I feel like I feel like it would be the 40 Niners.
Yeah, maybe that was it.
It would have a $4 watched, and they are rostered in 58.
So there's a chance that you could go out there and get the nine times out of 10 if if if, if a player or a defense or, you know whatever for the matter is under 60% rostered, there is a chance you can go and get them.
Um, So when we say things like that, we mentioned that.
You know, they're under 60%.
We're purpose ing pointing you in a positive direction minutes ago.
Um, so go there.
Go in that direction.
I think it might be that right after we're done with this, I'm gonna put in some waiver claims for this before 40 Niners demon because they look with Jet.
You know, what I'm gonna do is go back and re watch your episode make sure, like all right, So now let me make some moves.
Um, but other than back, do you? I think I think I'm good.
I think I had such, you know.
Well, i'll be doing another one of these.
Uh, I do not believe that we have an international game this week, so I don't have to worry about being up early on Sunday.
So Sunday morning, I will be doing doing another one of these right before kickoff for you guys doing alive, uh, start in st, uh, maybe Maybe my allow people to call it, I might decide.
I'll let you guys know.
I'll let you know.
Yeah, I gotta be careful.
If I say it, call it because it wasn't like that.
Seems like everyone's like, Oh, my gosh, I hold it.
Um, I have to make sure I got purposely put like Onley fantasy football.
Asked about basketball, It's like, Well, buddy, we're not area, um, see up. It was important.
I put that waiver in this morning.
Drop the ravens. Deepest 40 Niners.
Um, crazy mobile says I hope I pick up the bills. Defense.
We'll see Crazy ball for you shouldn't say that I'm in a league with you.
You shouldn't tell me that.
Ah ah, Well, it's all good.
I'll let you take him winning. I'm doing good.
Oh, humble brag right there. I see.
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Like, you know, I like, you know, it's like one on one.
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