Eight In The Box: IDP Waiver Wire Week 16

Sean Lee
Lee is a strong stash for next season, but have a backup plan in place

If you are in a dynasty league it’s time to start looking for diamonds in the rough that could be primed to break out next year. I like to look at teams that are out of playoff contention and are now playing some of their younger players, looking to see what they have in them. This is especially true on the defensive side of the ball.

Another good source of value are players that are free agents that may be changing schemes if they move to a different team. For example, you might be looking at playing Brandon Graham with the Eagles. He is being used is an outside linebacker and has been underutilized. He is in the last year of his rookie contract and could look to move to a team that runs a 4-3 and wants a young player with upside to give him a shot. This could be a cheap way to acquire an impact player moving forward.

Rather than give you start and sits for the next two weeks I will be looking at these types of players while making recommendations on players you might be able to acquire on the cheap in dynasty formats.

 Week 14 results from the Sunday pod:

Player Stats Start/Sit Result Type
Matt Ryan 310 yds; 2 TD; 1 Int Neutral Win Offense
Devin Hester 5-85 yds; 1 TD Desperation Play Win Offense
Roddy White 7-58 yds; 1 TD Neutral Win Offense
DeSean Jackson 3-15 yds; 1-9 yds Sit Win Offense
Jordan Reed 3-13 yds; 0 TD Start Loss Offense
Brandon Oliver 12-26yds; 4-44 yds Sit OK Offense
Donald Brown 5-18yds; 4-38 yds Sit Win Offense
Keenan Allen 3-18 yds PPR Play Loss Offense
DeAndre Hopkins 5-77 yds Neutral Win Offense
Justin Forsett 16-48 yds; 1- (-1) Start Loss Offense
Steve Smith 5-37 yds Start Loss Offense
Cameron Wake 1/0/0 Sit Win IDP
LeGarrette Blount 8-17yds; 2-7yds; 1 TD Start Win Offense
Kamar Aiken 1 target Sit Win Offense
Chandler Jones 4/3/1.5 High Risk/High Reward -Sit Loss IDP
Martavis Bryant 3-31yds; 0 TD Long Shot Loss Offense
Donte Moncrief 0-0 Long Shot Loss Offense
Marquess Wilson 3-16yds; 1 TD Long Shot Win Offense
Steven Jackson>NYG RB’s 11-46; 1-11 Jackson Win Offense
Jonathan Stewart 22-73 yds; 1-6 yds Start Win Offense

Week 15 Summary: 12-7-1 (63%)

Season Summary (since week 8): 71-36-3 (66%)

*IDP Stats are listed as:  Solos/Assists/Sacks; PD = Pass Defensed; FR = Fumble Recover; INT = Interception

Week 15 Results from this column:

Player Stats Start/Sit Result Type
Ziggy Ansah 1/0/0 Start Loss IDP
Cameron Jordan 0/0/0 Start Loss IDP
Charles Johnson 3/1/0.5 Start Win IDP
Damontre Moore 4/1/0.5 Start &Dynasty Stash Win IDP
Rolando McClain 3/2/0 Start Loss IDP
Curtis Lofton 2/1/0 Start Loss IDP
Elvis Dumervil 1/0/1 Start Win IDP
Ryan Mundy 4/5/1/PD Start Win IDP
Barry Church 8/0/0 Start Win IDP
Antrel Rolle 4/0/0/PD Sit Win IDP

Week 15: 6-4 (60%)

Season Summary: 72-31 (70%)

I had a successful season of predictions overall, hitting at a nice 68% between the article and the podcast. I was brought down a bit with my offensive predictions as I was only 61% (podcast only) while my overall IDP recommendations hit at 70% (111-47).

I am open for suggestions. If there is anything you want clarified or think my thresholds are wrong please let me know. Any input is appreciated. On to this week’s information:

Week 16 injuries of note:

  • Muhammad Wilkerson (NYJ DL): Wilkerson missed the last couple of weeks with a turf toe injury. These can linger and a full offseason of rest should help considerably. If you can acquire him cheaply from an owner worried this could be an issue in the future do so. He should be fine next year.
  • Gerald McCoy (TB DL): He is one of the premier defensive tackles in the NFL, but his season comes to an end with a hyperextended knee. The Bucs had nothing to play for and did the smart thing by shutting him down. He doesn’t need surgery which is obviously a good thing. His stock for next year should be just fine.
  • Jadeveon Clowney (HOU LB): I touched on Clowney a couple weeks ago as he has undergone microfracture surgery on his knee. This is a long and difficult path back to playing and because of this his dynasty value has taken a big hit. If you have him I would look to move him for any value you can get. On the flip side, I wouldn’t be looking to acquire him. I wouldn’t expect much out of him in 2015.
  • Kiko Alonzo (BUF LB): Alonzo is probably off the radar for many owners since he has missed the entire year with a torn ACL. He should be back to 100% for training camp and should be roaming the middle of the field for a good Bills defense. If he is on your waiver wire pick him up and stash him for next year. You’ll be happy you did.
  • Sean Lee (DAL LB): Lee is another linebacker who missed the entire season with an ACL. He is an absolute stud when healthy. However, he is never healthy. He should be back to full strength for training camp but will always be an injury risk.  If you have the space he is a good speculative add but you better have a backup plan for when he gets hurt.
  • Anthony Barr (MIN LB): Barr was the favorite for defensive rookie of the year before he got hurt. For now, he should be a player to monitor. Indications are that it should not affect his long term performance, so if a worried owner in your league will ship him, it might be worth inquiring about. He is a stud and will be for many years to come.
  • Jerod Mayo (NE LB): Mayo missed most of the 2014 season with another injury. The injury bug is catching up to him and I would probably stay away in most dynasty formats at this point. See how the offseason goes and try to acquire him for a discount if all goes well but be prepared for the inevitability of the next injury.
  • Sio Moore (OAK LB): Moore was a semi-breakout performer with a few huge weeks. He has been placed on IR with a hip injury but it doesn’t appear to be too serious. Monitor him in the offseason to see how workouts are going. I would try making a lowball offer to his owner.
  • Eric Berry (KC DB): In general I don’t worry about rostering defensive backs in keeper leagues. The turnover in the top-15 is very high and you can usually always find one on the waiver wire. You never know who will be performing at a high level from year to year and sometimes it’s better to find the hot rookie because they get picked on and get a lot of tackle opportunities. I mention Berry here in hoping that he is able to beat this thing and get back to living a healthy life.

Watch list adds for 2015:


  • Damontre Moore (NYG DL): I mentioned him here last week and the window to buy low may have already passed. Moore has 5.5 sacks on the year including 2.5 over the last two weeks. I think he has arrived. If you can acquire him I would do so as he is poised to have a big 2015.
  • Olivier Vernon (MIA DL): Vernon is probably on most radars as he had a nice 2013 but has disappointed this season. With Cameron Wake slowing down a bit and getting older it might be a good time to try and buy low on the younger Vernon.
  • Geno Atkins (CIN DL): Atkins got off to a slow start in 2014 after knee surgery. If his owner has soured on him since he only has 20 tackles and 3 sacks on the year it might be time to investigate his price tag. He will be 100% next year and should be back to wreaking havoc in the middle of the line. In tackle-required leagues I would make a big push to acquire him below market value.
  • Demarcus Lawrence (DAL DL): Lawrence was injured most of the year so he hasn’t really had a chance to perform. As you may know, Dallas is 28th in the league for sacks so they are in desperate need of players who can storm the pocket. Look for Lawrence to get a shot in 2015. He is playing now so if you get a chance take a look at him over their last couple of games. A nice buy low stash.


  • Dee Ford (KC LB): With Justin Houston set to be a free agent after this year, Ford was drafted to take his place. He has shown glimpses in his minimal playing time. This is a speculative add situation and his value will be tied to whether or not Justin Houston re-signs or is franchise tagged in the offseason.
  • Telvin Smith (JAC LB): With the injuries to the Jaguar linebackers he got a shot at every down work. He is very athletic but undersized and some think he will wear down due to that. It appears that may be true as he started off with 10 tackles in his first game playing every down and has steadily gone down from there. His totals have been 10, 8, 4 and 1 over the last four games. However, I still think he has play-making ability as he has two sacks and an interception on the year. I think he is worth rolling the dice on.
  • Christian Kirksey (CLE LB): Kirksey has had a disappointing year. He could never crack an every down role even with Dansby getting injured. He has had a solid year with 44/31/2 so all hope is not lost. If an owner is frustrated because they expected more it would be a good time for lowball offer.
  • Jelani Jenkins (MIA LB): Jenkins got his chance early and ran with it. He has been outstanding this year as an every down linebacker and should only get better. I mention him here because he missed the last game and if his owner is fighting for this year he might be willing to part with him to win now. See if you can pry him loose. He will be great next year.
  • Khalil Mack (OAK LB): Mack hasn’t met expectations as he only has 3 sacks on the year. However, he has played much better than that. He will be outstanding in big play scoring leagues in the future. Get him now before he explodes.


  • I wouldn’t worry about defensive backs and wasting a roster spot in the offseason. They change ever year and you can always find them on the waiver wire. Concentrate on the other positions and you’ll be happy. If you insist on trying to roster one I would target Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. He looks to be the real deal and has only gotten better as the season has progressed.

If you have any suggestions for some off-season articles or about specific players you want me to write about drop me a line on Twitter or in the comment section below.

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Ricky’s Week 11 Fantasy 5-Pack; Sleepers

Welcome! I give you 5 guys who I think can give you the best bang for your buck in daily fantasy. I provide one player per position who I think fits the bill that you can use on the cheap to fill your daily rosters (I play on DraftKings and FanDuel, so that’s where my pricing will come from).

QB: Andy Dalton vs. New Orleans Saints (DraftKings $5600, FanDuel $7900): Raise your hand if you have been bitten by the Dalton bug on daily fantasy! Yep, thought so. So why in the world would I trust him this week? Well it’s pretty simple, the matchup is tasty and I think Dalton has a chip on his shoulder. While I don’t think he is a very good real quarterback, i think he’ll do just fine this week. The Saints are terrible against the pass and Cincinatti’s speed will be too much for them on the fast-track. The value is nicer on DK, but his price on FanDuel is decent, too.Steven Jackson

RB: Steven Jackson vs. Carolina Panthers (DraftKings: $4400, FanDuel $6700): This is the steal of the week. He is a bargain-buster on DraftKings and bottom of the barrel on FanDuel. His week 11 matchup is super sexy. The Panthers have given up multiple touchdowns to opposing tailbacks in 4 of the last 5 games. Jackson will enter this game coming off a contest in which he had 81 yards on 16 carries (5.1 YPC). He’s also scored in each of last two games. The Falcons offense rolls much better when they get the running game going early. You would be insane not to have Jackson in your lineup this weekend.

WR: Mohamed Sanu vs. New Orleans Saints (DraftKings $6000, FanDuel $7300): Sanu had his worst output of the season last week against the Browns, catching only 2 passes for 20 yards. However, I like Sanu for the same reasons as Dalton. He has 7 or more targets in 7 straight games and has become a real catalyst in this offense, he is bound to explode in the dome and the Saints will likely focus on shutting down AJ Green this week.

TE: Travis Kelce vs. Seattle Seahawks (DraftKings $4000, FanDuel $5900): I’ll be 100% honest, Gronk will be in all my daily lineups this weekend but if you aren’t looking to pay the price, Kelce is your man. He had a tough week last week against the Bills but has a fantastic matchup against a Seahawks team that has been exposed by tight ends all season.

Defense: Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans (DraftKings $3300, FanDuel $5200): This matchup makes way too much sense for me. The Browns are coming off an emotional high beating the division rival Bengals and have a really soft matchup this Sunday against Houston. The Texans will be without Arian Foster and are throwing inexperienced quarterback Ryan Mallett into the fire. Love it.

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The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 14

The fantasy playoffs started this week for most of us and it’s going to be a tough week for some owners. If you drafted Gronk and held onto him thinking he could help you in the playoffs… OUCH! That being said lets take a look at some players that didn’t get hurt, but sure hurt our fantasy chances as owners.

Washington Redskins 45-10 loss to Chiefs – If you own a player from this team, I’m sorry! They are a complete mess right now and have packed it in for the seasons. If you’re banking on them for fantasy productions I’d be very nervous going forward if there is any hope left for you.

Matthew Stafford & Calvin Johnson – The snow storm in Philadelphia absolutely killed owners of almost all Lions players! Reggie Bush was hurt before the game started and didn’t even play. The Stafford to Megatron connection was completely snowed in this week as they did little to nothing for fantasy owners. The only thing worse than owning these two guys in fantasy is probably being a Lions fan with the way they find ways to lose games.

EJ Manuel  18/33 184 yards 4 interceptions – GEEZ! EJ you must have been up to late celebrating the Noles going back to the National Title game. This was just an ugly game for the rookie QB. He’s not someone you really wanted to have in a fantasy lineup, but if you did you were just hoping for him to make a play and not turn the ball over. You got neither out of the young quarterback and probably killed any chances you had this week.

Torrey Smith 1 catch 11 yards – Torrey is slowly becoming one of those guys that can have a huge day for you or kill you! He killed you this week with a mega DuD! I know a lot of people in the daily leagues were all over Torrey Smith this week matched up against a terrible Vikings defense, well that didn’t work out. Torrey it’s the playoffs for us owners and you’re team needs you let’s do a little better next week!

Honorable Mention

Harry Douglas 2 catches 20 yards – It looks like Roddy White is fully healthy now and time to put the fade on Douglas.

Ben Tate 14 carries 53 yards 2 catches 3 yards – What happened to those 3 touchdowns?

CJ Spiller & Fred Jackson – Who cares about the stats they had? They sure didn’t help you!

Kendall Wright 2 catches 14 yards – I’m not even sure what to say here.

Mike Wallace  2 catches 19 yards – He was a major let down for owners this week and is real close to my permanent section.

Permanent DuDs

This section has been up for a couple of weeks now and if you’ve been reading you now know that these players listed here are ruining fantasy season weekly!

Trent Richardson

Ray Rice

Eli Manning (NEW ADDITION)


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Week 14 Fantasy Football Must Start/Must Sit

The Fantasy Playoffs are here for most of you and playing the right matchup can either win or lose you a game. Last week was a big week for WRs and I think we could find that in week 14 it will be the same. With Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall and Calvin Johnson with great matchups this week, we are bound to see a repeat of last weeks WR party.

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Must Start 

Andy Dalton vs. Indianapolis Colts

While Dalton disappointed last week with a good matchup against the Chargers, I don’t think this will happen again this week. The Colys haven’t been good against the pass in the 2nd half of the season. Dalton is a top play this week.

Demarco Murray vs. St. Louis Rams 

Murray had 3 rushing TDs last week against a Raiders run D that had only given up 2 in their previous 5. Rams give up almost 20 PPG to opposing Fantasy RBs, Murray is an easy must start this week.

Steven Jackson vs. Green Bay Packers

Jackson has hit his stride at the right time for Fantasy owners (163 total yards and 3 TDs in last two games). He is facing a Packers Run D that has given up 440 yards and 3 TDs in the past to games to RBs. Start him if you got him as a RB1 this week.

Riley Cooper vs. Detroit Lions 

The Lions prior to last week gave up 2 or more TDs to WRs in 5 straight games (Lucky for them they faced Matt Flynn). Riley is coming off back to back games under 50 yards but look for him to break it open against a terrible Lions secondary.

Victor Cruz vs. San Diego Chargers 

It’s been 8 weeks since we last saw the Salsa Dance brought out by Mr. Cruz. I’ve looked into my crystal ball and I see not one but 2 Salsa dances against a team that has given up 392 yards and 3 TDs to opposing WRs over the last two weeks. Get this man in the lineup this week and dance along with him.

Garrett Graham vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

6 catches for 69 yards in his 1st matchup against them. Graham has been hit and miss since Daniels (who is coming back soon) went down with injury. I like this matchup this week and consider this a top 10 matchup.

Arizona Cardinals Defense vs. St. Louis Rams 

Cardinals D is the real D and the Rams aren’t that great. Cardinals are a Top 5 option for this week.

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Week 14 Fantasy football Must Sit 

Robert Griffin III vs. Kansas City Chiefs 

I know the Chiefs have been struggling but they need a team to beat on after losing 3 straight games. The dysfunctional Redskins are the perfect team for that. I don’t like him this week at all, find a better option.

Ryan Mathews vs. New York Giants

Mathews found the endzone through the air on Sunday against the Texans but couldn’t muster anything else up. The Giants rank well against the RB this year and I just don’t trust my Fantasy playoff matchup with Mathews in my lineup.

Pierre Thomas/Mark Ingram vs. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers have given up 1 rushing TD since week 5 and the Saints only had 45 yards rushing against the Seahawks last weeks. Not a good matchup for either of these guys.

Jordy Nelson vs. Atlanta Falcons (If Rodgers plays Jordy is a must start)

With Rodgers in question and Jordy’s season going down the drain due to the QB carousel in Green Bay since Rodgers went down. Jordy isn’t trustworthy this Fantasy playoff season. If Rodgers plays you have to play him, otherwise he needs to be on the bench.

Jordan Reed vs. Kansas City Chiefs 

The Chiefs have given up only 2 TDs to TEs all season and they have only given up over 50 yards twice. With Reed coming off the injury, I would hold out another week before starting him.

Emmanuel Sanders vs. Miami Dolphins 

The Dolphins have given up 1 TD all season to opposing WRs. Even though Sanders has 3 TDs in his last two games he isn’t worth the start this week in a tough matchup.

Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. San Fransisco 49ers

Seahawks D has risen to the occasion pretty much all season but the 49ers have payback on their mind and they have played some great football. I like the 49ers this week and think they do some big things to the Seahawks this weekend.

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The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 13

What’s up everyone? We’ve wrapped up another fantasy football weekend with only a Monday Night Football game left to catch our opponents. The playoffs start the next week for most fantasy leagues and some  of us had to win this week to get in to those. That being said let’s take a look at the guys that had the DuDs costing owners a trip to the fantasy playoffs.

I’ll have to admit before I start this was one of my toughest weeks finding guys that just killed you. I mean there are studs out there that didn’t go off, but not those that just laid a flat-out DuD!

Riley Cooper 3 catches 48 yards – Cooper burst onto the scene as a reliable fantasy option when Foles took over as the starting quarterback. The waiver claims went fast for Cooper and this week he may have cost fantasy owners a shot at the championship. If this was week 1 in the NFL season you wouldn’t care that Cooper did this, because he’s still just an average NFL wide receiver. That being said what a let down for him to build us up false hopes of consistency then let us down with this pitiful performance.

Jordan Cameron 4 catches 43 yards – Cameron is no longer a reliable fantasy options as he’s done nothing the last few games to show worth of paying for in daily fantasy. He’s even to the point to where the yearly owners that may have made a playoff run thanks to his excellent play to start the year, might want to consider benching him. What’s going on Cameron some of us have no other choice that to start you and if it’s not to late can you pick it back up?

Danny Woodhead 7 carries 22 yards 2 catches 13 yards – This week was really tough to pick out some major DuDs, as most people had decent games. Woodhead is a guy that has become a reliable fantasy option for teams all year, but on this Sunday he failed up. When you choose a running back like him to play you’re expecting more than 2 catches as you rely heavily on the PPR format to get you points. Woodhead failed many people on Sunday and is probably the reason some fantasy teams are headed to the consolation bracket next week.

Honorable Mention

Eddie Lacy 10 rushes 16 yards 2 catches 23 yards – They have no QB and Detroit has a tough  run D!

Wes Welker 3 catches 38 yards – This kills fantasy owners, but dang someone has to have a bad day when that offense goes off like this.

Permanent DuDs

This is a new section where I will put people who seem to be showing up weekly. They will simply earn their way out by having a good game. The guys you see featured here will not have a discussion, because if I put them here at this point I don’t even want to talk about that guy.

Trent Richardson

Ray Rice

By: @Mattbell211


The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 12

What up Sports Script fans? I’m back after another week of fantasy action with some guys that you would probably like to call our for their fantasy football performances this week. Let’s get right to it with the DuDs this week that cost you the money!

Kansas City D 41 points allowed – I don’t even know how to discuss this one, but they are the most expensive defense in daily and some people traded for them in year. (I don’t recommend ever trading for a defense) The fact that they allowed the Chargers to score 41 points is embarrassing to me and probably should be to the Chiefs fans. GEEZ!!!

Ben Tate 7 rushes 1 yard 5 catches 26 yards – When Foster went out for the year I myself as a yearly owner of Tate in multiple leagues couldn’t have been happier. That has done a complete 180 and at this point, I’m not sure he’s worth owning. Tate is a complete fantasy disaster and after today I can see why he’s a back up in the NFL. Tate if you want the starting job for your own team you better get your act together on the football field.

André Johnson 2 catches 36 yards – This makes me want to cry I touted the Texans offense all week in what I figured would be a big game against a bad Jaguars game. Instead they went out a completely laid a DuD that was as pathetic as any team I’ve ever seen. How does André Johnson one of the best wide receivers in the game only manage 2 catches against the worst team. This is just pathetic of an effort and it’s time for the Texans as a team to start calling for some people’s jobs.

Andrew Luck 20/39 for 163 1 TD 1 INT – I’m not sure he’s a DuD, but he’s a high price in daily leagues and this simply wont get it done. The running game is non-existent in the Colts offense and Andrew Luck is going to have to step it up and proof he’s an élite QB. The Colts are only going as far as he can take them and this is not getting it done for them or fantasy owners.

Victor Cruz 2 catches 27 yards – This is sad in my opinion. The Giants have forgotten he’s an élite wide receiver or he’s forgotten how to get open one. Cruz is the type of guy you expect to break double teams and get down the field. It’s simply not happening and he’s killing owners on a weekly basis lately. Hey Cruz how bout finding that end zone again, so we can all do that salsa dance.


Bobby Rainey 18 rushes 35 yards – Rainey the one week wonder???

Alshon Jeffrey 4 catches 52 yards – He is a #2 wide receiver.

Permanent DuDs

This is a new section where I will put people who seem to be showing up weekly. They will simply earn their way out by having a good game. The guys you see featured here will not have a discussion, because if I put them here at this point I don’t even want to talk about that guy.

Trent Richardson

CJ Spiller

Lamar Miller

Ray Rice ( I’m not wasting my time putting him elsewhere the game last week was a fluke I feel)

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The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 11

We’ve notched another Sunday of NFL action in the books for our fantasy football season! I have to throw in a quick pat on the back to Ricky, Matty, and myself as if you listened to the radio show this Sunday morning we gave some nice picks! That being said there are still the DuDs out there and let’s take a look right now at who those players are for week 11.

André Ellington (@Dre_23LilBit) 8 carries 3 yards 2 catches 10 yards – Well so much for the hype around André Ellington in the Cardinals backfield as élite. He went from averaging 7.2 yards per carry to like .7 in this game. The Jags are terrible and if you can’t have decent games against them then no one should ever trust you in a lineup! I know several people were all over this guys for a big week and got a big letdown from him.

Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) 12 carries 31 yards 3 catches 48 yards – Bush has been so good this year, that even this okay game  is a DuD right now for him. I’m not mad at him as a season owner because he’s carried me, but as a daily owner I’m furious. This was a terrible let down for people who paid up the high price for Bush this week, but after the fumble he had the Lions just kind of gave up on him. Bush will rebound, so don’t give up!

Danny Woodhead (@danny__woodhead) 5 carries 21 yards 2 catches 16 yards – This is more like the stat line I would have expected from a guy like Woodhead, but he’s set the bar way to high for these type of performances. Woodhead you’ve got to do better for us fantasy owners as you’ve set the bar higher for yourself. I expect the next week for you to pay all fantasy owners with a couple touchdowns. Okay?

Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) 6 catches 41 yards – Hey Jimmy did you forget where the end zone is? This is the second straight DuD for a guy of his caliber. He’s banged up a little, but as always in my column if you are playing then you are letting owners down if you aren’t producing. Jimmy will figure it out and get out of this column, but until then he’s put up a DuD this week.


Geno Smith  8 for 23 103 yards 3 interceptions – I don’t know why anyone would start him, but just in case they did!

Lamar Miller 4 carries 17 yards 2 catches 20 yards – Did you expect more from him?

Permanent DuDs

This is a new section where I will put people who seem to be showing up weekly. They will simply earn their way out by having a good game. The guys you see featured here will not have a discussion, because if I put them here at this point I don’t even want to talk about that guy.

Trent Richardson

CJ Spiller

Steven Jackson

Mike Wallace

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The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 10

What’s up again another week is in the fantasy books for the most part, and I have to say this might be the most depressing week of NFL action I’ve ever had. I’m a Titans fan which sucks in itself, but the news that Jake Locker is done just makes it even worse. The fantasy part of my weekend went well for the most part when it comes to yearly leagues, but the daily leagues are going to cost me a lot of money this week. That’s all I have to say on this week, so let’s jump into looking at the DuDs for this weeks NFL action.

Steven Jackson (@sj39) 9 carries 11 yards 3 catches 9 yards – Is he still hurt? I don’t know what the deal is with you Steven Jackson, but at this point I’m thinking maybe you should have just called it a career when you left St. Louis. Jackson is on the field, but doing nothing with his carries going barely over a 1 yard per carry this week. Steven do fantasy owners a favor and just stay off the field for us!

Victor Cruz (@TeamVic)  3 catches 37 yards – This is terrible considering that the Eagles last week had 7 touchdown receptions against this same Raiders team. I don’t care if they are double teaming Cruz he’s the type of wide receiver that finds a way to get open. Cruz you can’t continue these games we need some consistency in our lives as fantasy owners of you. This going off one week and then putting up DuDs does not work!

Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) 12 carries 30 yards 5 catches 43 yards – This as a Titans fan makes me sad! CJ was fumbling and dropping passes very early in the game and to it just set a tone for the game. CJ was coming off his best game of the year had all the confidence in the world and lays this awful DuD. I don’t even want to write anymore about it, but CJ you failed fantasy owners everywhere. He’s off my radar from now on for the rest of the year.

Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) 11/22 91 yards 1 int 4 carries 16 yards – This dude is making 49ers fans wish they still had Alex Smith! HAHA! He’s got to play much better if this team is going to get back to the Super Bowl, but honestly I could care less if they get back to the Super Bowl. I do care, however that he’s killing some fantasy teams all over the world. Kaep you can’t throw we get that, so just start busting the big runs for touchdowns again or just stay off the field!

Honorable Mention

Matt Forte 17 rushes 33 yards 4 catches 16 yards – It was a somewhat productive day, but not what you need when paying up for Forte.

Denarius Moore 3 catches 34 yards – He’s got Terrell Pryor at quarterback, so there isn’t much we can expect from his as a wide receiver.

Cam Newton 16/32 169 yards 1 int 7 carries 17 yards – I can’t say he’s a full DuD I mean he did take his team to San Francisco and win the game.

Anquan Boldin 3 catches 23 yards – I don’t know what the deal is here, but he’s useless fantasy wise the way Kaepernick is playing.

Wes Welker 3 catches 21 yards – These games are going to happen when you have has many option on offense as Denver does.

Permanent DuDs

This is a new section where I will put people who seem to be showing up weekly. They will simply earn their way out by having a good game. The guys you see featured here will not have a discussion, because if I put them here at this point I don’t even want to talk about that guy.

Ray Rice

Trent Richardson

CJ Spiller

Eli Manning

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Week 10 Fantasy Football Must Start/Must Sit

Week 9 was a return of a Future Hall of Famer (Tom Brady), a record-breaking game from an unusual candidate (Nick Foles) and we saw Aaron Rodgers go down with what looks like an injury that will keep him out for a while. Some big games as we inch closer to the Fantasy Football playoffs but before I give you week 10’s Must Start/Must Sit, I take a look how I did in week 9.

Starts that made me look good

Cam Newton – 271 total yards and 2 total TDs – The 2 INTs hurt him a bit but was still a great play this week.
Philip Rivers – 341 yards and 2 TDs – Rivers is becoming a QB1 week by week.
Chris Johnson – 170 total yards and 2 TDs – Took advantage of a great matchup and looked completely different this week than any week earlier.
Eddie Lacy – 150 yards and a TD – Slowly but surely making him a top 5 option for 2014.
Jared Cook – 3 catches 36 yards and a TD – I had a gut feeling he would reach the endzone and he did.

Starts that made me look bad

Stevie Johnson – 5 catches 36 yards – Just wasn’t a factor.
Terrence Williams – 2 catches 33 yards – The TD streak comes to an end and was upstaged by Beasley and Harris.

Sits that made me look good

Pierre Thomas – 88 total yards – Didn’t find a lot of running room but did benefit from Sproles getting hurt in the 1st half.
Marvin Jones – 4 catches 66 yards – After scoring 4 TDs he was held to 4 catches.
Scott Chandler – 3 catches 26 yards – Chandler is a mediocre fantasy option with spotty QB play for the Bills.
Indianapolis Colts D – Case Keenum looked great and torched the Colts for 3 TD passes.

Sits that made me look bad

Tom Brady – 432 yards and 4 TDs – The one week he decides to show up is the week he goes out and kills it.
Lamar Miller – 129 total yards – Sadly a fumble cost him a very good game but let’s hope that doesn’t cost him in the coming weeks.
TY Hilton – 7 catches/121 yards/ 3 TDs – One of my biggest blunders of the season. He looked great and moving forward a great fantasy option.

Week 10 Fantasy Football Must Start (Bye Week: Browns, Jets, Patriots and Chiefs)

Robert Griffin III vs. Minnesota Vikings

Thursday games have been tricky this year and really haven’t been great for Fantasy players but this matchup you really can’t pass up. The Vikings are giving up 4th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs and have only picked off 1 pass in the past 4 games. While RGIII has been a disappointment over the last two weeks, he will take advantage of this good matchup and is a must-start this week.

Russell Wilson vs. Atlanta Falcons

Wilson led the charge after being down 21-0 to the Bucs and came back to win the game 27-24 in OT. He did so with 3 total TDs and that is 8 touchdowns in 3 games. Wilson to me isn’t a QB1 each week but this week he is a must start against a reeling Falcons team.

Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Tennessee Titans

Did anyone watch what Zac Stacy did to this Titans run D last week? I sure they heck did and although Jones-Drew might not have those young legs that Stacy does, he is fresh off a bye and the healthiest he has been all season. Jones-Drew should have no problem finding running room this week against the Titans and should be in all lineups.

Fred Jackson vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

So which is more of a surprise, the Steelers rank as 5th worst team against opposing RBs or the fact that Fred Jackson is in the top 10 of all Fantasy RBs this year? I would have to go with the latter; the Steelers aren’t getting any younger and were just torched by the New England Patriots on the ground. I would expect to see a lot of Fjax/Spiller this week especially if we see Manuel come back this week. Great matchup, great start.

TY Hilton vs. St. Louis Rams

I ate some serious crow last week by having him in my Must Sit piece last week and recommending to Sit him to just about anyone that asked. Well you won’t fool me this week Mr. Hilton, you are in my Must start against the Rams.

Keenan Allen vs. Denver Broncos

Over the last 4 games Allen has 26 catches for 417 yards and 3 TDs. He is Rivers go to target no matter where they are on the field. The Broncos pass D hasn’t been that great this week and if the Chargers plan to compete with this high-octane offense of the Broncos, these two are going to have to connect on a ton of passes.

Antonio Gates vs. Denver Broncos

The Broncos have given up 9 or more Fantasy points to tight ends 6 times this year. Gates is coming off 4 consecutive performances with 7 points or less. I like Gates this week as I expect we will see a ton of passing this week.

Arizona Cardinals D vs. Houston Texans

The Cardinals are 3-1 at home this season in those 3 wins they are giving up only 13 PPG. They face Case Keenum who is coming off an impressive 3 TD performance against the Colts. Rookie QB in just his 3rd start (2nd on the road) against a solid D, give me the Cards D all day long.

Week 10 Fantasy Football Must Sit

Matt Ryan vs. Seattle Seahawks

You have to feel bad for Matt Ryan this year. He got his 1st victory in the playoffs and the Falcons added him a good running back and this team was poised for the Super Bowl. Injures to Julio Jones, Roddy White and Steven Jackson has made this season miserable for him instead. He faces a tough Seattle D and is coming off back to back single point Fantasy outputs. An easy must sit.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis/Gio Bernard vs. Baltimore Ravens

Good lord I predicted the Ravens would go to the Super Bowl for the 2nd straight year. I think I have cursed these guys as they sit 3-5 and 2 and half back from the Bengals. One thing they have been good at is stopping the run though. If you can find better options to start this week I would.

Le’Veon Bell vs. Buffalo Bills

Bell has back to back double-digit Fantasy performances but faces a tough Bills run D. Bills have only given up one rushing TD and give up only 12 PPG to RBs. I don’t like this matchup for Bell this week.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Houston Texans

The Texans pass D only gave up 2 TDs to opposing WRs since week 1 and last week TY Hilton gave them the business catching 3 of his own. But I don’t like this matchup for Fitzgerald. I know he is a hard guy to sit down but if you have better options I would go that route.

Anquan Boldin vs. Carolina Panthers

This game is huge for the Panthers and I think they have all the tools to step up and make this a good game. They have to start with shutting down Boldin and they have done a great job at shutting down opposing teams WR. They haven’t given up a TD to opposing receiver since week 2. Boldin should be on the bench this week.

Jason Witten vs. New Orléans Saints

The Saints have been great against TEs this season giving up single-digit points in every game but one. Witten had his best game since week 5 against the Vikings but I don’t think he will have much success this week. The Tight End pool is fairly weak and you may have to start him but if you have a solid back-up I would think about starting him instead.

Green Bay Packers D vs. Philadelphia Eagles

No Aaron Rodgers will not bode well for the Packers D and against Chip Kelly’s offense they are going to be on a the field a lot. What seemed to be a good matchup a week ago isn’t that way now.

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