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NFL Q: Pick 2 to start and 1 for flex please. PPR. L. McCoy, Doug M, C. West, McFadden, L. Murray, David Johnson, Blue. Thank you for any response.
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I think my three would be McCoy, Martin, and Johnson.

McCoy has a nice matchup, and has been very productive, so RB1 numbers are fairly likely. Martin is similar; nice matchup, very productive, and no real reason to doubt that he can be successful.

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NFL Q: McCoy, Doug M, L. Murray, McFadden, Michael Floyd, & Snead... Who plays RB1, RB2, WR3, & Flex? PPR... Srry for so many I'm struggling.
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I think I'd go something like:

RB1: Doug Martin

RB2: Darren McFadden

Flex: LeSean McCoy

WR3: Willie Snead***** SEE BELOW


For the RBs:

- Doug Martin has been playing great and has a nice matchup against the Giants. He's a no-brainer RB1 talent at this point, so I feel comfortable plugging him in at RB1.

- McFadden, ...

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NFL Q: D. Thomas or C. West as a pickup after the Charles injury? I had Charles on my team and can't decide who to pickup in his place.
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Between those two, I'd probably opt for Charcandrick West.

Thomas is the receiving back, and West is in the carry rotation, so their different roles leave room for them both technically. Now, initially, Knile Davis was presumed to be the #2 RB, but he's been so quiet. Add to the fact ...

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NFL Q: Shady and D-Jax for Jordan Matthews, Carlos Hyde, and Jeremy Maclin. Who wins?
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I'd say whoever ends up with Jordan Matthews, Carlos Hyde, and Jeremy Maclin wins in terms of raw points.

However, the best player in that trade overall is likely McCoy. And D-Jax is a high risk, high reward guy, so it's tough to know where that WR grouping will end up.

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NFL Q: 3 pairs of options. Ertz or Eifert, Andre Johnson or Allen Robinson, and Hyde or Martin. Who would you choose of each pair?
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First pair, Ertz. This one could easily go either way, but for me, assuming they both "get it," I think there's a much higher ceiling with Ertz, who is in Chip Kelly's scheme, than with Eifert, who might have some production issues with Andy Dalton.

Furthermore, Ertz has shown more than ...

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NFL Q: Rank rookie RBs in terms of how much you like them at current ADP?
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Phew, that's a big order, so let's get to it! I'll be using ESPN's Live Draft Results to find their ADP.

Also, ranking based on how much I like ADP is going to be a little difficult, since I can not like someone's ADP in both directions (too low and too ...

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NFL Q: Assuming Jordy is out the whole year with the ACL tear... Who has greater value.. Cobb or adams(in PPR) Thinking about trading Hopkins 4 one
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I can't in good conscience say Adams. Has to be Cobb until further notice.

Cobb has an established relationship with Rodgers, a fairly strong one that extends over the past few years. Adams didn't perform badly last year, but obviously he's got a large distance between himself and Cobb. This isn't ...

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NFL Q: What does Benjamin's injury mean to the production of the both Cam Newton and the other WRs in that offense(especially Funchess)
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Well, the conventional wisdom is that Funchess steps into Benjamin's role. That probably true in a lot of ways.

Funchess is like Benjamin-lite. He's 6'4" to Benjamin's 6'5", and ran a 4.7 second forty to Benjamin's 4.6. Essentially Funchess is a slightly worse Benjamin.

The issue is how that "slightly" worse in ...

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NFL Q: Would you trade Eddie Lacy, Alshon Jeffery, Blount, and Devante Adams for Le'Veon Bell, Alfred Blue, Brandin Cooks, and Jarvis Landry?
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It's a big potential trade, with a lot of moving parts.

First, I view Bell and Lacy as more or less the same. Both are definitive RB1s. While I think Bell is ever so slightly ahead of Lacy, they're still top 5 guys. They basically cancel each other out in my ...

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NFL Q: Where do you rank CJ Anderson (PPR)? Pick 1: Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan, Ryan Tannehill.
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On C.J. Anderson:

There's always a level of concern when a running back only has one good season under their belt, or less than that. Zac Stacy is a good reminder of the dangers.

That being said, reports out of Denver are that Anderson should be the #1 RB, and that the ...

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NFL Q: Would Victor Cruz be a solid draft pick if i can get him in the later rounds?
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The short answer is yes.

The longer answer asks exactly how much later is the "later round" that you pick him.

Cruz is tough to gauge. He exploded onto the scene in 2011 and became a household fantasy name, came back to Earth a bit in 2012 but maintained in terms of ...

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NFL Q: ?
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I assume this was an error, so I'll just say I hope everyone had happy holidays and new year.

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NFL Q: Is Colin Kaepernick gonna be a bigger bust than RG3 next season, with Harbaugh gone?
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Hmm, I'd probably be wary of both. I like Kaep more, I'm bearish on RGIII at this point.

There's a lot of potential change for both though.

RGIII is getting a new GM in Scot McCloughan, and Gruden and Scot will likely decide RGIII's near term future. That may or may not ...

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NFL Q: How will Odell Beckham Jr.'s fantasy value be affected when Victor Cruz is healthy again?
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Hard to say exactly, but down a bit is a good bet.

First, Beckham's last 9 games were downright absurd, and likely not repeatable. 1199 yards and 9 TDs across 9 games, is crazy; there's little reason to think he'll be able to do anything like that across 16 games, which ...

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NFL Q: If Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas both sign on the same team in the offseason, will this mean that their fantasy value will fall?
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Well, obviously first off, odds of that are basically nil, seeing as each of them is in line for a bajillion dollars, and the cap can't sustain both of them.

That being said, the answer depends on the team they sign with, the system, and the QB.

Lets say they sign with ...

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NFL Q: Who had a better season: Kelvin Benjamin or Odell Beckham
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Odell Beckham Jr. did.

This isn't to say Benjamin didn't play great for a rookie, he cracked 1,000 yards and scored 9 touchdowns, excellent totals, and was a huge addition for Newton and the Panthers, who entered the draft with a very suspect WR corp. Benjamin, if he continues developing, will ...

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NFL Q: Who will have a better season next year: Josh Gordon or Eric Decker?
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This, right now, is really hard to answer, even in a hedging manner.

Simply, it is too early in the offseason to know these two players' statuses will be come opening day. Gordon was suspended for 10 games this season, and then when he came back the offense looked weaker for ...

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NFL Q: Is Peyton Manning reliable after this season, or is Brady more reliable?
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Fantasy wise, I don't know if we can really consider anyone north of 35 "reliable."

Brady and Manning are both solid NFL QBs, and fantasy wise they've been QB1s for some time when not injured. Brady had a little slouch last year, and ended up 13th, but his run from week ...

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NFL Q: Who will have a better season next year: Adrian Peterson or Ray Rice?
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Well, let's see if either of them are playing for anyone first.

If both play, and we're able to do a fair comparison, probably Peterson, as has been the case most years the two have been in the league. Peterson is a monster.

Both might actually benefit from the time off if ...

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NFL Q: Who is better: Le'Veon Bell or DeMarco Murray?
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Can I take the coward's way out and say they're equally good in slightly different ways? EDIT AFTER DIGGING: Actually...can I say Bell is a tiny bit better.

If we're looking purely at raw RUSHING numbers, Murray wins, he's got 1,745 rushing yards to Bell's 1,341, and 12 TDs to Bell's ...

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