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MNF Recap & Week 12 Waivers

Fantasy Focus Football

1:10:07 hr | 3 years ago

MNF Recap & Week 12 Waivers

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Matthew berry will be joining us in just a moment. But how epic was last night? He is how epoch last night was so epic. I don't even know. Hello, matthew. Hey, what's I don't? Even have the words to describe epic. Last night was I was trying to think of comparison why look forward to something as much as I was that game, really. Yeah. Moton. But other than that. It was amazing. It was you know, there were so many. I think it was like the whole night to do you see the cause to be in the Coliseum full of people? Lots of first responders that were tree that game and recognized by the Rams organization, which was really nice to see. And then this may it was just this display of offense. And firepower was everything you could have reasonably asked for from these two teams and so much more. If you enjoy football if you enjoy entertainment if you enjoy sports last night with so much to be celebrated. I know the chiefs are disappointed they lost that game last night. And I know that it's not gonna make it an easier for chiefs fans, but if you are not endlessly excited about what this team has to offer now and going forward like Patrick Mahomes has like fifteen years of dominance ahead of him. He was just unbelievable. We're going to do a full recap of that game. And I don't. Don't mean to to just to start on something. And then immediately skip off of it. But we have a really quickly. We had a really cool thing happened recently. We certainly did you have something that I'm just laughing because I just I just want to be clear. So I don't know how to describe this game field says and then talks for two minutes about the game and says I want I don't want him. I don't mean to talk about this move off. And then go quickly, but let me move very quickly. I just I enjoyed the last two and a half minutes. Well. We something plant opened the show, but someone for the shops to work on time. So daniel. Yeah. Now that met you is here. This now. For this for this. As reloading share? So a little while ago. We had someone tweet at us saying that they were listening to the fantasy focus football podcast while fighting through contractions in order to be able to take their mind off of what was going on that was Alexander Olson, she was listening to us while she was going through literally having her child. So we just want to one give a big shout out again to Alexander for that. And she has since had a baby her name is so FIA sofi, which is fantastic love that name, by the way. And I think that you know, personally, I came to you as and said, what do you think about putting Alexandra and so- FIA in the woman's league for twenty nine thousand nine youngest women's leak in the history and the history it'll be the first fantasy league this FIA is ever a part of I think naturally the team name has got to be Sophie drafting enough to be clear, by the way last night. Hey homes and Chris Connelly plus every other relevant chiefs in ram player from last night. He's a salary cap. She's smart. She's she's quite. The she sharp. I love it absolutely women's league, Alexandra insa FIA. You guys are good for that. All right. So Alexandra and so fear. What laid on the board Senator first entrant field for twenty nineteen for the women's league. I believe that it is we have a couple of man's lead. That are in there. But that is the first one I mean, not including obviously residents to find a bell. Correct. The first guest who's in there for the for the man's league. Boy, Matthew, I don't have an answer for you right now. They're all in an E mail in my outlook and tastic. Awesome. Well, anyway, we're very excited. So yes. And for other people saying like, hey, how why didn't know that you know, interests were being accepted or anything like that? Absolutely. If you're pumping out a baby this goes for men or women if you're pumping out a baby and listening to the six zero it's pretty much a fast pass. Right. You're in. I don't know if fast pass, let's ask Alexandra just how fast I'm not saying that process is fast. I'm just saying once he goes through that. Once you bring a listener into the world, which is what I believe she's done here. Once you bring a listener into the world to the podcast, I will say this. I think it's actually we should just we should just unveil a curtain and say that's the entire process from beginning to end if you're listening to the fantasy focus football podcast, it's a fast past whether it's the creation of said child. Oh, yeah. Or have an actual delivering. Yeah. I I certainly don't want document you send it to hat. Matthew berry team onto it. You can send it to me. I'll look at it. What do I care? Oh. See news from the national. Also, I want to give a quick birthday shout out to two people one to Joe cook. Who was always in our Twitter chat. Happy birthday. Jo jody. We're here for always being in our Twitter. Absolutely. And also to our our producer. Luna, Johnny Bristol ahead. A three day recently. We want to give a shout out did. And unfortunately, we did not get to it yesterday. Because I mean, we just don't hustle. So we're more happy birthday yesterday. Luna. Yeah. Say weaken out. We're stretching out where was your birthday. We didn't want him to weaken his like, right? Jared. Davis birthday of middle linebacker the lions on Friday. And then it was my birthday on Saturday. Right. And then it was Luna's birthday on Monday and Jo Cook's birthday today. So they go four in a row all the big four right there. A secret squirrel this one. I posted something on on on Twitter and Instagram, wishing you happy birthday. I don't know. If you've got a chance to see that. I did see that. Yes. I was just curious. What's to find infield? Did for your birthday. They sent me very nice personalized text messages as well. As monogrammed bathrobes interesting. I don't believe any of that. Put a lot past us. Yeah. The text messages. What what what are what are Daniels initials on his on his bathrobe believe it or not Matthew? It's the easiest of initials ever Di d d this is true. This is factually Craigslist didn't get that one. I didn't get that one. You want to turn to like. Wanted to see if they knew what does he if they knew and I picked you over to fail the test. Oh, yeah. I knew Princeton would get it. Yeah. So anyway, let's get to that football game. It was tremendous. And now that we are at full voltron here on these podcasts we can discuss the game. Well, we actually have everybody here, which is good. So let's talk about that. Rams. Fifty four fifty one victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. There is so much more to get into them. We could probably get into this podcast alone. But just stars everywhere. Jared Goff thirty five point one points. Patrick, Mahomes, thirty five point nine points on the ram side. Gerald Everett was a star. Josh Reynolds was the star Brandon coast. Robert woods were good as well. Actually kind of quiet Todd Gurley game. So but I'll give Todd Gurley a past. I know Matthew tweeted this last night like give Todd girl the pass if you're disappointed with only twelve point four fantasy points. You're not allowed to complain about time. You are not allowed to do that fifty one now not ever, right? Jared Goff accounts for four total touchdowns. But Josh Reynolds and Joan ever to the two storylines coming out of this game that might have to act upon going forward. The Rams go on a buy this week. Josh Reynolds was thrust into the Cooper Cup role. And we talk about this idea often that you know, you cannot have a three wide receivers that can sustain success in most offenses, the Rams are part of that exception. They're part of that, you know, Rams and early on this season the lions and maybe a couple of other offenses this year. But the Rams are the best and Josh Reynolds when he returns from buying week thirteen might be like a top thirty wide receiver play going forward after six catches for eighty yards and a touchdown last night. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I thought he I thought he played well, and so you know, we talked about Reynolds a little bit here. And so while he'd been a little bit quiet during the original Cooper Cup absence. He did have the one big game the two touchdown game. Here look at it takes a little while for an offense to sort of find itself in Cup. Of course, was always the slot, guy and woods was outside. Basically now Reynolds has moved outside, and they're using Robert woods in the slot more. Obviously with cooks on the other side cooks was banged up in this game. Look, I don't know that you expect your golf to throw the ball forty nine times and throw for four hundred thirteen yards and four touchdowns and every single game. You don't expect that having said that he's on the field playing a significant amount of snaps will be for the rest of the season. I know they like them they're quite a bit. And I know that before they traded for Brandin cooks this past off season. I was talking to members of the of the front office. They're asking them about Josh Reynolds. Hey, guys, if you lose Sammy Watkins, this was this was before Watkinson had left the. Team. They weren't sure where they traded for Brandin cooks. Right. Exactly. So they weren't sure what their wide receiver depth. They were hoping to keep a Watkins was a free agent last year that ended up not happening. But I was like hey of Watkins ends up leaving. What are you guys thinking of the position that like we have a lot of confidence in? Josh we actually think he can take the step up. They ended up being able to get Brandin cooks. But I don't think this is a fluke again. I I don't know that you see these kind of games from him and Brennan cooks left this game. He was in and out of this game a little bit here. But I do think Reynolds is much more viable than not. If you're on the field in a Rams offense in Sean McVay offense. Good things can happen. Eight targets last night. Six catches. He actually nearly had a second touchdown. Like, it was you know, an inch of his left foot that didn't quite. Bounds. Didn't quite get there. I mean, how how much are we talking about? Josh Reynolds this morning if he goes seven for eighty five and two touchdown, right? Gerald Everett hasn't protect same Maggie from the white way Gerald efforts also piqued your interest last night. Matthew three catches forty nine yards and two touchdowns. Just four targets and tell her Hegde also big part of that offense last night. But you think ever it might be something I actually don't I mean I wanted to bring them up specifically because to dismiss them because I think people see the two touchdowns and three forty nine. Oh is. But I think your your point about four targets is correct. So in in our celebrity league in our podcast, celebrity guy was playing miles teller and I needed. So gronk is my titan league. And gronk was on a bye. And it's been brutal all year too. But but I needed a tight end. And so it's a fourteen team league. You know, the warriors picked thin. So I had Gerald Everett was my was my tight end. So I'm watching this watching the game. But I'm watching that specifically closely higby plays a lot more snaps, and I knew coming into the game he had, but I thought Everett might have a chance, and I know they used. Everett in red zone packages. He got one end zone looked. So the four targets. They're got one end zone. Look, he got another one. And then he ended up he ended up catching the touchdown. But he caught that touch on a third-down play where they you know, he wasn't even in the game on first and second down if they convert on first and second down he doesn't get that. Touchdown. He gets the one long play for the second touchdown later. But again playing less snaps than higby not running a tunnel routes in this one great game. But you know, I don't know that you see the ram score fifty four every week. So I think this is he is a touchdown dependent tied into. So I just want to anyone that was thinking like, Ooh, I found something here Gerald and his amazing touchdown lesson tote tap toe tapping the sidelines. Eight talented player field goes if he goes out of bounds. You're like oh three for thirty two. Is like, oh, yeah. No big deal. Right. Right. I mean, look he did get it. Like, I said the first target wasn't endzone. Look that the golf just under through through sort of out his feet. But yeah, just you know in a game. Game in which Jared Goff through forty nine times. Only four of them went to Gerald Everett. And so I don't know that you can count on the touchdowns. All the, you know, we listen, he's he's out a nice couple of games here on a by this week. So just maybe someone to keep in the back of your nine, but not somebody. I'm going to rush out and pick up. I just want to give quick shot out to murder for dummies Mike of the man's league. He's been Furling me all week long on Twitter because I was down fifty point four points coming out of this Monday night football game. And I had Patrick Mahomes and jailed Everett and I beat him by four points. Out somebody out. Hang on Sunday morning on fantasy football. Now. We were talking about this game. And I was like I can't wait to see all the people that need a Monday night miracle. Twelve months, and we got so many people coming back from fifty sixty seventy points down in part because of the brilliance of Patrick Mahomes who I get it. He had four five turnovers last night. But can you five turnovers and the at thirty five point nine fantasy points. I would venture to guess that's gotta be if not the most points ever by a quarterback that had five turnovers. It's right there in the discussion. He was just remarkable last night six touchdowns. He was so good last night. I couldn't help a tweet last night. I don't care these on by wet next week. I am starting packing homes, and we twelve merely out of respect he has been that remarkable of a player for the chiefs this year four hundred and seventy eight yards six touchdowns. And it felt like every time I looked up tyreek keel was going was running right past Sam shields or anybody else ram semi fast. Ten to fifteen the nickname. Touchdown. Unbelievable. Travis. Kelsey wouldn't nuts? Ten for one twenty seven and a touch to Chris Conley at seven for seventy four and two touchdowns in large parts to. Find you because Sammy Watkins was a virtual non-factor right tweeted that he was active before the game because he was listed as active. We tried to tell you last week that he would be a risky fantasy start because he obviously missed the last game. And he came in not practicing at the end of the week had one limited practice in two consecutive did not practice. They allowed him to give it a go. I guess it warm ups they felt like it would be. Okay. But clearly he wasn't right. I if you saw him at the beginning kind of limped off the field, and then you really didn't see him anymore after that. Joe Tessa to our said on the thing. It was the second chiefs offensive play. They threw a wide receiver screen to send me walk ins and chill. Tests said let's I'm st-. I'm I don't know if you stunned, but very surprised that Sammy Watkins was playing bass off what they saw during pre warmups that was in the second play of the game not like in the fourth quarter when we hadn't seen him. That was so it was all over this. Catch for four yards. I think it was obviously, look I get it. Maybe they wanted to let him be involved because hey here he was from the Rams to the chiefs was important for him to try and be out there. But I don't think he was really ever factored that much into their game plan because I think they planned they would likely not have him available late in the game. Tyreek hill made a catch that I'm trying to figure out the best way to describe it. But basically over his shoulder he was leaning back this way, it was a high Mahomes through in high throw it high. So we ended it sort of twist his bottle body kind of in the opposite direction that he was going grabs it by his fingertips come down at offender comes hits the ball. He manages to hang on. He spins around and gets two feet down. It was whatever maybe it was like a twenty five yard play or something like that you pirouetted. It was a, but it was so it was this one reception for twenty five yards. But it was such an unbelievable. Display of lettuce ZIM and skill from tyreek hill, and it was one of those things where you know, a lot of people even coming into this year field said about tyreek hill this guy. He's he's fast guy. Big plays. Big play dependent believe a certain defensive back called him a kick return specialist. Yeah. Yes. That ad. Yeah. I mean, so I mean, there were a lot of people sort of doubted tyreek hill is anything other than yes. As a kick return specialist as a fast guy, like I just don't, you know, one route throw it deep and hope he catches up to it kind of thing. And I have to tell you. I mean, not the tyreek hill needs me to you know, wax, eloquently about his brilliance, but this is complete a wide receiver is there. I mean like that that one play I thought encapsulated because that had nothing to do with speed that had everything to do with with body control and route running and on field awareness and just amazing. It is worth noting that since week six no player has more receiving touchdowns than tyreek hill and on a per game basis. He scoring twenty three point two five fantasy points for game. No one in the NFL is better on a points per game basis. Not atom feeling not Antonio Brown. Not Michael Thomas, not Julio tie. Hill. There's plenty of other receivers might get ten receptions in the game. But to go over two hundred yards on the ten receptions tells you something about the distance that he can covers. Well, he was awesome. That game was awesome. I think we're all better off for having had that game in our fun. It was fun. I was like I heard my I think my favorite was. I saw tweet. I don't know if it was. I can't remember who is from if you liked it. It was for me. And now it was me. But it was somebody who I don't know if it was kazarian somebody who covers the gambler. But they basically say that the sports books were like, yeah, we got hammered. Well, I thought we were funny that we're like we picked forty five forty one. We would completely under sold them on that hundred percent. And literally had they set the over under at one hundred. Yeah, you could've taken it over and one ridiculous. When you just think about that. As we often talk about like, we go through the over unders we'll do this tomorrow as well. We always say, wow, this is a really high over under at fifty-five highest over under the board at fifty seven like I think this game came into the week as the highest over under and NFL history at sixty five I think a sixty four is a final order the highest ever. Yeah. And they've sixty four and they were like we were way off before the Rams the Rams were touching on a field goal away from getting their the back and look at their formulas of how they set those again, I looked just I just I tweeted out the drive by Dr twice last night. Just like just. It'll take me two seconds here. Touchdown. Punt touchdown touchdown field goal. Fumble. Touchdown. Punt fumble return for touchdown. Touchdown and to the half. Fumbled. On a Nicole. Intersection for punt. Punt touchdown touchdown. Touchdown. Punt. Punt touchdown touchdown interception. Punt interception. Kneel-down believable now that was fast. And it was a lot of information there. But one of the most exhilarating games we'll ever see and well done, and I wanted to wake up and watch it. I I wish I had recorded that game. So I could watch it again this morning and watch it anytime, I need a football fix. You know, what's interesting a real quick last thing on this one was if there was for all the who in awe shocking moments of this particular game. Yeah. To me, the most shocking thing is that in a game that was fifty four fifty one. What one the game was defense. I mean, that's what's amazing. Like we sit here and joke about two of the best offenses in the history of the game. And to defense that have certainly struggle. And underperform this here for various reasons, and yet Rams were actually the third highest fantasy defense of the week which was shocking because I think a lot of people bench them thinking like, I don't want negative points. We know there's gonna be a ton of point scored which they were but who expected to defensive touchdowns there. And you know and the chiefs actually were I believe tied his hands touchdown to. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. So they they weren't saying there there were some defensive highlights in that get obviously was all right? All right. I'm just saying stop all the haters. Yeah. There there were some defensive and some nice defensive performances from some, you know, different different members of each on east side about a hundred percent. I mean, and listen, that's how the Rams one defense towards then. I mean to picks from jer Patrick to picks from Patrick Mahomes off of Patrick Mahomes. I should say in the final I think three minutes. Right. Yep. It was a it was two two interceptions or was it too. Or was it? Yeah. Peter's got one the one they they took it back. Exactly. So it was I mean, it was really remarkable. It was brilliant. I can't wait for the thirty for thirty. I think my I think my favorite was all the like, hey, Jeff Fisher. There were a couple of Jeff Fisher shy. They were a couple of Campbell's quarterback is thriving. And do you remember it's funny because I think we have all this recency bias. But if you go back in time and think of people wondering if Jared Goff could make it in this league. I mean, and he's like. Jared Goff bust footer search last night. Did you? Did you? It happens. You know, like people like people have no hope of make quick proclamations. Well, and by the way, so all the Jarod Goff such a bust. Brutal off like that. That's why I'm so why don't like it. When people are just sitting here dumping on Nathan Peterman. Well, I don't know what Nathan Peterman NFL career is going to wind up being. Maybe this is it maybe he never gets another shot. But so many people were just so quick to like talk about him as the worst NFL quarterback Arron. I'm like man, you've got no idea. Like, anyway, just I think the bills the bills never put them in a position. So we and until a lot of these same conversations were happening about Jared Goff. Remember, I remember when Patrick Mahomes was dropped from they traded up in the first round to draft. Patrick wombs people were curious about that. There were some people that call them a system quarterback at Texas Tech. You remember nights fair? He's only thirty seven touchdown passes. Tell me don't you. Remember trust me? I the way I know we gotta get off this game at some point. But that was as much fun to watch. It was like the young Sean McVeigh, and like the older wise. Andy Reid mentored. It was such a fun chess match in terms of how they game plan and how they were reacting to these so fun. All right one last thing on this game. And because we sort of quickly went over it. But I'm just still finding. I'm just curious. What did you see from Todd Gurley in this game? Do you think it was just a matter of like they didn't use them that much or you think there's a little bit of fatigue felt like they fully we saw more Malcolm Brown in this game that we're used to talking about that a little bit that it just he wasn't involved. And when he was he didn't look Dodd girly ask. And if he was tired, wouldn't you be like, of course, he's tired and. And they're and they're by coming so late like at least put it this way. The by for this team could not come in a better time to your question. I have no official word on going on with him. I. You know? I don't know if it's just what we saw are just maybe because he wasn't involved early never picked up. I don't know. But I I would be willing to wager that after they have this nice by in week twelve you're going to see a very sharp looking at allows us field. Those just going to say as we sort of pivot to the waiver wire haired allows a little bit. Yeah. Okay. I've got some news first. Okay. We'll get to that in a second. But I'll I'll merely just say this, and then we'll get to the we're going to get to the waiver wire later coming up in the show. But I think that this is a time with teams on a by here in week twelve is you had to waiver wire tonight. I just think it's worth noting. If you haven't already like handcuff handcuff. Yeah. Malcolm Brown Spencer ware. Chase edmunds. Like, there's a handful of guys that I rod Smith that. I think are worth raw string has now passed the bison we're heading towards the playoffs. I'm actually going to use. I've already Verdy because we're trying to get ahead for the holiday already put together the top of the week thirteen waiver wire calm. The basically explains like biser. And you may not have that luxury. If you have a couple of chiefs Aram just we can need to fill in for. But I'm gonna do the like I'll take the top ten or eight running backs and fantasy this year and identify like if I had to choose a player behind them. Here is my selection because some will be obvious and some will be less obvious. But still it's good information. Have a completely agree with you on that speaking of running backs that you might need to handcuff right now, the answer is you need one. In Detroit's to find you the lions play in forty eight and a half hours nine hours to be specific actually carry on Johnson may not be available. I don't think he will be. But of course, you know, lions could tell you right now that he's ruled out he did not practice yesterday, Adam Schefter reporting that based on the I hadn't has left knee. We saw him leave golden locker room last week's game that he will not need surgery. But it's something that they're considering we tweak. So when you a week to week, and you know, you have a game in a short week for days later, you're not expecting kerryon Johnson. So you got consider you at the Detroit Lions, but L Marvin Jones without kerryon Johnson. There's going be some substitute. In there. It's going to we had this conversation yesterday. And like I put the Riddick on the waiver wire is my favorite lions running back out of the week legare blunt made it as well, I was like I'm putting him on your own because I feel like I have to not because I really want to get. I would I would think think Zack center gets more involved as a running back. There's definitely some chatter in Detroit that they expect that to happen, especially because they were looking at all. Weeks. That's how I just want to say. I just wanna say Zach Zander is the general effort of the Detroit Lions right now. He's that sneaky play that. You're not thinking is going to do anything. But you know, what he could actually end up getting you a handful of if you are so desperate that. You're like I need the biggest of big Dr through. I would say is maybe the real point here. Maybe the real play room of the real point here is that no lions running back. I would not be relying on any lions running back helped me win a week. Theoretic is my number runs. But because I yeah. I mean to me to me, I mean, I think to your point Zack center. Sure, if you want to grab someone if you're desperate. Can't imagine starting him right until you see seal. Then. Right. So so I actually like theoretic I was a top thirty play this week. You think about you know, since he came back. Eighteen catches them three games. Six for sixty the last time he faced these bears and previously secret squirrel can speak to this too. But before getting carry on Johnson, the lions would always struggle. The run the ball for years. They've struggled to run the ball. Ball. And you know, the at high hopes Ramiro Abdul it never ended up working out for various reasons. And so for a lot of time there run game was innocence short passes to THEO Riddick. Like that was what they considered their running game. And so against a bears defense that I think will be able to get pressure on Matthew staff, or do you think probably know Marvin Jones in this one as well rights to find you? So you think no Marvin Jones, no, golden Tate, obviously. So it's Kenny golladay not to be able to really run the ball that effectively. I mean, I'll respect like Michael Robertson TJ Jones, and Bruce Ellington, but I mean like, I just think you could see a especially given the pressure that the the bears will bring against a choice. I just a ton of dump offs here to the Riddick. So I think he is a a sneaky PR play. My love hate list. My love hate will come out. Tomorrow comes out early for the holidays and theoretic is and others receiving votes. Just a heads up little hint there you have it Jimmy Graham broke his personally define you. But he might not miss time. How does that work? It works because you're Jimmy Graham, you're gonna try and play through pain. And so I'm assuming non-displaced fracture. He doesn't have to have something right away. But whatever the case may be broke his thumb last Thursday think we assumed he would likely miss some time. I think most people would but he has told Mike McCarthy he intends to try to play through it. They're going to experiment with different splints, and they obviously have to protect their that's fractured. But he still wants to be able to try and play. I think we talked about this yesterday that it assuming we thought maybe he would miss some time, and then trying come back with a protective device, but number one we don't know for sure if he's going to be able to work through it. That's what this week is about to test out some different things and see if he can play and play effectively. But the second thing is if he's out there doesn't necessarily mean he's out there as a pass catcher. I'd be leery of using him in fantasy if he has his thumb significantly wrapped it will make it more difficult for him to catch a ball. Matthew. I can't imagine. When to start on C plays on Sunday with this broken thumb right now. No, no. I mean, you know, obviously, not a not a great matchup either as well. So what could he catch a touchdown? I suppose maybe. But no, I mean outside my top ten not somebody that I'm interested in starting hard for me to get particularly cited about Jimmy Graham with that news, Marcus mariota, Stefan. Yeah. We know. This is a story will follow all week. They don't play until next Monday night. So hard for us to provide much in the way of context on the injury report. But what do we know? It's some clarification on the injury. Remember yesterday? I said you could see him moving his hand fingers. It was reported as an elbow injury. But remember I mentioned that I thought his neck gut crunched basically in that play in that you could have something that could come from a higher that could also affect the nerves in your hand and fingers. Well, sure enough yesterday confirmed that Marcus mariota suffered a stinger which actually is an injury between the neck and the shoulder that affects the nerves to the arm and hand, but because he had that nerve injury earlier in the season. I mentioned this word yesterday about nerve tissue being sensitized. It is some. Times easier to have consequences from an injury higher up along the same nerve pathway. So I guess my point is this could be like, oh, it's a stinger good, he'll recover quickly. And won't be a big deal. Keep your out on this. And maybe a little more problematic for him given the prior elbow injury that he had this season. We talked about the titans being sort of like the Bengals adjacent yesterday. Matthew, don't give him. Any more competent starting any of their players? None whatsoever. Sort of feel bad for the titans. Not only feel bad for the titans feel bad for Blaine gabbert. All right. The week after Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes. Go fifty four fifty one. Here comes Blaine gabbert on Monday night football. Who's ready? You know, it's so that that's a bummer, but he is facing the Shawn Watson. So there is some star power in this particular game. But yeah, I mean, I think you downgrade Corey Davis have given how good the Texans defense played this year hard to get excited about Dion Lewis Derrick Henry. You know, tough to tough to get excited about any of the titans on Monday night. Yeah, I'm sure we'll be tracking that story throughout the week. Agreed on that separate from the lot of tweets last night about like, yeah. Only six days until bills and Jaguars on Sunday after last night's thrilling action. But the bills might have Josh Allen Bax. It looks like if everything continues well this week, you know, he's been out injured in week six the sprain owner collateral ligament in his throwing elbow missed four games. Plus the bye week. We started to see him get back into limited practice sessions before they went into the by. He is on track to start on Sunday after putting in full practice Mondays of things continue to go. Well this week. It will be Josh Allen under center. All right. Good news there. And I don't think that really means anything for fantasy football purposes Matthew, but it's good to see him back under center as the bills. You were just talking about how we don't want to sell quarterback short that early on in their career. And Josh Allen is imperfect put when you watch the bills without Josh Allen. Don't you learn to appreciate them whole lot more. Yeah. Listen, I mean, he's no Matt Barkley. Correct. No one hundred percent listen, Josh Allen, his gutty kid. I've said this before like I got to interview him at the NFL PA rookie premiere really wasn't a huge. Josh Allen fan wasn't anti him. But wasn't you know, somebody that I had a lot of affinity for before meeting him. And after meeting him, I'm like, his teammates are gonna love him super charming self deprecating. Good sense of humor, very self aware. And you can see by his play on the field this year in terms of just how he's, you know, diving over balls and leaping guys and just sort of his style of play can be inspiring. I think in this match against the Jaguars team that look. Jaguars have a good run defense, obviously. But they haven't been the Jaguars and all capital letters. You know this year, there's been some been some leaks here. So maybe Shawn McCoy who seemed to get going against the jets prior to the by maybe the bringing Josh Allen back gives you some hope that McCoy might be usable against Jacksonville on Sunday. Yeah. I think I kinda like both defenses a streaming and the Jaguars not streaming options. But the bills might be an interesting streaming defensive options could be very much a game that plays out like their playoff game did last year when it was very few points and a lot of sort of empty yardage on offense. It's worth noting the Jaguars. But at least eighteen fantasy points in five of their last six games two opposing running backs. And so when you think about how much volume was Shawn McCoy gets in that offense. You know, the mobility of Josh Allen, just I think it I think it's a good thing to the extent that you're using anyone of the bills, and it's really just a McCoy. I think Josh Allen coming back would be a good thing before we get to the waiver wire ads. Stefania? We talked about this yesterday. We have some updates on Alex Smith and significant severe injury. What do we know about the recover? He faces ahead. Well, Adam Schefter tweeted some additional details but Alex Smith's injury. They think are just worth noting. You can appreciate just how difficult this. This injury went. So he's heard compound fracture, which, you know, for those of us who are you could tell just by the deformity of of his ankle relatives that his lower leg that happened. But a compound fracture means the fracture, actually, pierces the skin. Why does that matter? Well, it's immediately opens up greater risk for infection. Because now you've got the leg exposed to the elements, and even if it's protected by a sock. It's a sweaty sock etcetera. It also you worry about vascular structures in nerve structures in the area. So it just elevates the severity of the injury. He was taken immediately by the hospital. He had surgery immediately. And in that surgery they restore alignment fracture. Make sure everything's intact. Adam schefter. Also referenced trauma, surgeons doing the surgery. I think for people that are saying this is like a motor vehicle accident of injury. So it beyond orthopedic surgeon orthopedic trauma specialists who are there, and you want them in this kind of surgery because they're very good at putting things back together in alignment. So I think that was very good news for Alex Smith that he had them available and he also suffered a spiral fracture. And that's basically means when you have so much toward a rotation. It creates a spiraling crack up up through the ball again just harder to fix. So all of these things I think are are to emphasize it what Smith suffered was not a routine injury. Now that being said he had excellent care right away. And there's optimism that he will have a full recovery. What does that mean? What does it look like in terms of his return? That's yet to be determined. I think I saw floating out there six to eight month recovery timetable possible, but not care. In teed mean could be eight months could be ten months. Could be you don't know. So while this is very good news at the outset. I think it's important for people to remember. It's a long recovery process. When you have an injury down that low by your ankle, it's tough to get all your range of motion back. It's not like you have it higher up in the shin where it's far removed from the ankle joins. You gotta get range motion your strength, everything he needs back. But at this time, obviously, a lot of thoughts with Alex Smith, and it was really neat to see last night on the chiefs talking about their thoughts being with Alex Smith is why if you know even in the bay area he still much beloved by forty Niners fans, so very well respected guy, and if anybody's gonna take it seriously he will. But I think I wanted to bring that forward because it's important to know that some of these injuries. Are there more significant, you know, you hear about fractures, all the time football is a collision sport this one? This one was stuff really tough to see in a fantasy spin right now other than we really hope the best for Alex Smith. Long successful career. And we hope that he's back in. It's close to the player. He has been as soon as possible, and wishing well, wishing well seems like a genuinely good person to find your efforts how many teammates and have have a lot of respect. And obviously having worked in Kansas City. Not when Alex was there. But no a lot of people, and I can tell you that all of them think the world of Alex Smith just tremendous guy and made an impact on the Redskins in his brief stint as a starter for this year. We hope he's back soon. Yes. No question about Eddie Mathews, certainly does as well. Daniel tell us about Subaru. You're ready for some waiver wire ads. 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The Subaru share the love of it now through January second and Matthew exploring the waiver wire is brought to you by the all new three row Subaru assent, and let's talk about some quarterbacks because James Winston is a popular add this week in the waiver wire he certainly is. And as you know, every single week field Yates writes, the free agent finds column for ESPN dot com. Say it's the best piece on the internet. Some would certainly say that by some I mean shape and Duke, I'm a I'm a company man hover. It's available. In the ESPN fantasy app and ESPN dot com. So the buccaneers field it's fits it's Winston. It's back to fits now. It's back to Winston. Are you picking them up? Are you trusting them make sense of Tampa Bay from me? Yeah. I would just say this is clearly week to week and that much of a proposition and as much fun or as much as I know people are scared off by the possibility that Jameis Winston will be benched again mid game because we have seen that from James Winston this year. Heck they've bench Ryan Fitzpatrick on two separate occasions and Jameis Winston has been benched on a separate occasion as well. You know, some of that you could probably talk up the match ups, right? Like, you know, the plane the bears. One of the best defense is in football. It wasn't a surprise that the buccaneers struggled. Now, the giants believe it or not are actually a pretty stingy secondary of late, but the Niners with all due respect to really scare you all that much. I understand that. It's possible. Anything had happened. Right. But you know, any quarter? I suppose could probably like great argument. But you know, things can happen to quarterbacks. My point is. Yes, they have a short leash. But they still have such a massive upside. If you're looking at the possibility of just just going through random quarterbacks right now like Jameis Winston or Matthew staff at home against a little bit more enticing than that. But still like, you know, Kirk cousins a good up, but he's been bad recently like see football. He hasn't been great frat. So I would rather roll the dice of a good matchup with James Winston who has the ability to get you thirty points. Then maybe settle for something else. Sure. I look I agree. Look, look, I've been burned bad by recommending Winston this year, you guys know this. But the one thing that has come true is is that the Tampa Bay quarterback whoever that is has managed to put up points, and they sort of in and Yang. And I I will say I think now that the buccaneers are out of it. There's really two ways to go for Tampa Bay. Either say we don't we want to give Jameis Winston the RG three treatment. Which is we're gonna make them like the practice squad quarterback bubble wrap. He's never getting on the field because he is do a twenty million dollars roster bonus. If he is injured come at the new year, but also his salary becomes guarantee. Twenty million dollars. Same practical purpose tractor. Right. So so they either put them in bubble wrap saying like, we're we're moving on from James. And so we're not going to be on the hook for twenty million and put them out there in case it gets injured or they're like, you know, what we're still on the fence as to whether or not we should sign this guy to kind of a franchise type quarterback deal. So let's see what we got here. And so they've announced that he is going to be the starter. They're out of the I mean, the season hasn't gone the way Tampa Bay had hoped. So I think he's probably got longer a longer leash than maybe he would have the last time. He was he was the starting quarterback here. You mentioned the matchups as well. Here. Look the buccaneers allowing over thirty two points. A game teams can score on Tampa Bay. Which means Jameis Winston is going to have to throw by the way, he's allow he's throwing over eleven your air yards per attempt. I mean, they Chuck a deep forty Niners who struggle against the D pass. He's my number seven quarterback for the week. We always talk about high floors with quarterbacks field and Lamar Jackson. We talked about last week. But apparently not enough people. Listen to him because he's still out there in a bunch of leagues. Well, yeah. Exactly. That's right. But people wanted to see it I and I imagine his roster percentage will skyrocket overnight tonight when waivers run, and we both have them as eight items fifteen for quarterback rankings, and there's actually compelling case to raise them up a little bit higher than that in the rankings. But twenty seven rushing attempts last week. This is not information that people weren't previously aware of. But if the floor for Lamar Jackson is I think the floor rushing wise is probably eighty yards for the floor miscellaneous, probably probably. One hundred fifty yards right? Maybe more who knows trying to decide whether he would have higher rushing total or Gus Edwards. The new like number one running. Like who's more likely to get one hundred yards rushing touchdowns? Lamar Jackson attempts. So I would more Jackson has that ridiculous floor and and a great match against a west a Oakland team traveling east for one o'clock game so recipe for success for Lamar Jackson, which is one of the reasons why he will be very popular add this week. Now, I can hear some of the people out there saying or maybe they're tweeting or commenting or whatever it is. They do their Daniel Dopp saying like, hey, come on James Winstons been gone. My league all season long and Lamar Jackson. He was picked up two weeks ago. I need a real stream or come on. I'm gonna I'm gonna super competitive league. I'm going to deeply gimme somebody else field. Let's play with little bit of fire here, Matthew. And if I told you you could have a quarterback facing a team that has allowed twenty five touchdown passes and one interception. This year one. Measly teeny tiny interception, which take your chances on that player. Yeah. I think I might out of every throws against the buccaneers had been completed. So Nick Mones defying his little Nick Mullins right was available. In a ton of leagues is interesting. I've got about nineteen in my quarterback rankings this week. And we've seen him play awesome. In one game already against a pitiful raiders defense. I'm not saying he'll throw three touchdowns again, it'd be lights out. But yeah, I'm always roll the dice. Nick Mullins yellow. Rated just about feel. I haven't ranked at number sixteen. I think he he kept the forty Niners in it likley. He had struggles against the giants. It was only second game starting. Let's be fair. But Nick Mullins can run that offense two weeks to prepare for this game against the buccaneers defense to your point field. That is allowed the most fantasy points per game two opposing quarterbacks. I believe seven different times wanna look at my notes here. Seven different quarterbacks have scored over twenty fantasy points against the buccaneers. So just if you play Tampa Bay you've got a good shot and again cow Shanahan said two weeks to prepare for this game and to sort of game plan and scheme something that takes advantage of Nick Mullen strength against Tampa's defense little daily tip. George kill Nick Mullins. Stand up on you stack for week twelve rights there. It's going to be hot and Tampa Bay this weekend. Seats are still available. Matthew for this game? I think perhaps if you would like to go see Nick Mullins in person got on the Nick Williams train before it leaves the station. 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And I have because he is still well below the fifty percent roster percentage that allows them to be qualifies him for the com-. Well, I'm going to give you credit your Matthew. I was a bit more skeptical. The Josh out of school in to carve a roll out immediately in this Philadelphia. The backfield because there's so much real estate occupied by cork lament windows. Smallwood heck Darren sproles could soon return. There are a lot of players that have some level ability for Philadelphia and yet last week despite a thrashing from the Saint there was one thing to feel good about and that was Josh Adams performance seven Russia's fifty three yards and a touchdown. But even probably Justice encouragingly as he had three catches for nineteen yards. So we'd like to see that he's a top twenty five play for both of us this week. They play the New York Giants in a must win game for Philadelphia. He should've been drafted last year. He was ridiculous player at Notre Dame. People thought he was going to be a Heisman contender point during last season before Baker Mayfield just took off and ran away with that award but Adams looks apart. And we hope they to say that dedicated to him, and it sure seems like they are based off last week's usage last three games averaging over seven yards per carry those same games Corey Clement Wendell Smallwood averaging two point four five yards per carry. So same offense same line. Josh have been a lot affect have been very effective where Clement and small would. I've not allowing him to wait for it away. Nila this job. Alright. So it's been awhile since I've had a fantasy player on my roster named Gus big Gus fraught fan back in the day, of course. But suddenly, there's a chance to have another Gus. That's right. Gus Edwards who I as I said yesterday like who takes who takes rights to claims rights to Gus words Rutgers or the you started to you. I don't know. Knowing knowing the you knowing to find you pretty much. I'm sure yeah. I think two weeks ago, they would've said Rutgers right now that he's done something all the bandwagon is over here like star fine. Yeah. Sitting here. Like oh. Yeah. Loved him at the U. Anyway Gus bus. He went crazy in week eleven he had forty six snaps yet over one hundred rushing yards him and Lamar Jackson were a two man band seventeen Russia's for hundred and fifteen yards. They combined for forty four rushing attempts. And the ravens have been looking for that spark plug at running back. Alex Collins role has seemingly faded a little bit week to week. And maybe the ravens view Gus Edwards as the most capable player because of his skill set to play alongside Lamar Jackson for some reason or the other maybe the best play in space player the best make you miss player on this roster. And maybe the biggest of follower in this offense this past week was buckling to play just five snap. I don't know that I fully buy into the idea that. Gus Edwards is going to have this role unto himself. But I do believe there's a chance that Gus ally. Gus Edwards is going to be the ravens running back. You wanna roster the rest of the season? Most I rank them just inside my top thirty this week. The there is a little bit of buyer, beware. Because we've seen this before the ravens where like it'd be a big buck Allen game. Well, I guess guess buck Allen's taking this backfield over then the very next week buckling went away. And then it was back to the house Colin show, but forty six snaps for Gus Edwards last week to just seventeen for Collins. And to your point he looked the part his eleven had eleven carries the game five or more yards of his seventeen carries. I mean, the only players with more such carries in a game this season Todd Gurley. Melvin Gordon saquon Barkley Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, like a nice list to be on there. So when you heard John Harbaugh talk about him after the game in terms of how he just ran north south and gave his team sparkin. So given how run having they wanna be with the Marge axon. Even if you see more of an increase in Collins Edwards is carved out a role from self and. You know, obviously needs to be roster and a lot more leagues. We talked about the Riddick earlier in the show. He's available in seventy percent of leagues and we do like them in PR leagues is sort of a flex us. We given the fact that we don't expect kerryon Johnson to play on thanksgiving. Let's take a quick break yet them right back after this and finish off with just a few wide. Receivers of note going with the team defense gave up five touchdowns last week. Not smart. You know, what is smart using ZipRecruiter to find qualified candidates fast? Unlike other job sites, ZipRecruiter skin, thousands of resumes to identify people with the right experience for your job, then actively invites them to apply. 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Buckeye, but those raspberry scores. Well, listen, I I know the I know that field sister, the lovely caddy. It's listens to every show. So listen caddy. Just a direct message from your pal Mattie to you. I don't believe field. We'll take any of these treats in. So I need you to figure out a way to get them to the owner. Mama gates treats, get them here to the six zero. Don't trust field with them. I'm just I'm just asking you also friend of friends what I can do. Let's get to the wide receiver agile. The we break once Smith for the saints was unbelievable last week ten for one fifty seven and a touchdown in week eleven now listen that nearly what he had for the entire season leading up to that point. This is the upside ad though. This is just trust the talent trust the offense. And heck they need somebody to catch passes. Besides my Thomas amongst their wide receivers they've gotten some solid contributions from David Kirkwood and Austin Carr amongst other players, and perhaps Brandon Marshall see some work here. But trick wants myth is far towns at anywhere else. They have besides my Tom's a wide receiver other than the two teams that played last night. There may not there's not a hotter. Offense in the NFL than the saints. You could argue there on. I mean, like, it's unbelievable. Just how good they are how dial than they are and trae Kwan Smith who impressed so much in the preseason. And we talked about how many rows he was running and Ken he can that translate reduction. We finally saw it translate last week. So certainly trae Kwan Smith there's a lot of upside there we've seen the number two wide receiver. Ted Ginn was what a top thirty wide receiver last week years something like that. So we've seen the number two. Yeah. We're live here field. And it's the holidays. My family would like not like me to get fired. So close to the holidays, but Trayvon Smith is certainly somebody that needs to be rostered in more leagues. Let's move over to Baltimore. No. We talked about Lamar Jackson. We talked about Gus Edwards. Like, you're all ravens this week this week. I have a little bit of positive one in Willie Snead. But over ten points in eight of ten games. So far this season. They threw the ball nineteen times last week. So I turn Willie Snead could be I mean, it might be this Matthew it might be that one ravens wide receiver proves to be fantasy relevant for each week that Lamar Jackson start whether that's just one more. Whether that's five more games or have many games they have left this season. So there are some mitigating circumstances here, but Willie seat has been so steady, and so solid. And right now, if you're going to have to fill in for a player, like tyreek hill or Robert woods or Brandin cooks like you'll be taking the hit. They don't just have twenty points per game wide receivers available in the waiver wire. But. You would take somebody that could get you ten. He there's a floor there. There's there's a limited ceiling yet. Like, if you're swinging for the fences, you prefer trae Kwan Smith, or you know, there's a couple of other guys that you know, maybe have much higher upside. But there are certainly a floor with Willie Snead who has at least seven targets now in seven straight games. That ravens offense is always sort of targeted the slot. A guy that I actually have higher than Willie Snead on my personal ranks in terms of way wires this week. But makes your list as well is a rookie from Carolina DJ more who's one of many wide receivers. We don't have the time to go through the whole list. But the last four games has got twenty one targets which was the same number as Devon function. He had five targets for the fifth time in his past six games this past weekend against the Detroit Lions they have a great schedule during the fantasy playoff TJ more this trust the talent ad for the first round pick out of Maryland. Yeah. I mean, so certainly certainly the pedigree is there and we've seen the production inconsistently, but we have seen it there. I actually prefer him to Willie Reed Willie Snead I should say. Say or Willis Reed to be honest. I would think so. Yeah. Yeah. Willis reads fantasy value is not as not not what it once was. But DJ more, especially by the way, when you look at Carolina schedule coming up, not just you know, starting with this week at home against Seattle, but just throughout the rest of the fantasy playoffs. Like, it's a really nice schedule for the entire Carolina Panthers. Especially the passing offense and one last guy. I just want to mention real quickly feel that would be my number one guy actually this week is KiKi Cutie with five or more catches in three or five games. Five or more targets and four of five games last week had a thirty seven percent target. Sure. I think the expectation was with the Maria's Thomas coming in. He would sorta take away. But that's not been the case. And I don't know if anyone was watching fantasy will now on Sunday. But Dan Graziano was reporting from that Redskin Texans game, and he talked about he's like when you talk to Texans coaches about KiKi Cutie like their eyes light up. I'm paraphrasing here a little bit. But just you know, they talked about like he's more speed. And they realized they wanna do different things they keep trying to figure out different ways. And there's clearly a connection with Shawn Watson as well. L? So honestly, I think he can Cutie has carved out a significant role for himself in that Texans often. 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So he Cody you're gonna bring one member of the ozone a home with you to thanksgiving dinner who you're bringing home and why the answer is clear, and that is Mike clay thanksgiving is a time to give. Thanks, and thanks must be given to the six someone over who provides IBP advice for those who take fantasy to the next level. In addition, though, might clay would provide such dry factual middle of the road unappointed commentary that he would beat the trip to fan to my family, and when to watch days worth of football and have leftovers to myself. Wow. Turn to take a real shot at my real real shot human thought, it was going to be like, you know. Hey, Mike clay will break down. Like exactly how many calories, you know. Well, how many how many steps I made to walk spreadsheet? And I I project if you eat three m you'll need to walk to get to the, you know. Walk to the corner two times. Like, that's what. Anyway, that's what I thought that. That's what I thought that was going. All right next one this next one comes from Liz. She would bring secret squirrel because he looks like he's homeless and could use a good meal. That's the short. To the leader. And by the way, it's funny because it's true. This next one comes from Keighley. I mean field makes his own bed in a hotel. So we'd probably do the dishes after thanksgiving dinner. Plus, my nephew's would use some would love some company at the kids table fare. You could turn the nephews. I totally see him doing dishes afterwards. In the kitchen thousand all the women love him because he helps in the kitchen, and then all the guys love it because he could chat up. He knows. Universal. And then the kids love him because he's one of them, right? Hundred percent field brings all of us aren't at the table. Then. I don't think any of us would go over somewhere unto handed but field would bring like field would bring other. You would bring a really good bottle of wine as defined open. It. And then you get yourself, right and the corner while sobbing uncontrollably. Right. We've got two more. That's one comes from Todd rank Meyer. Come on. Civilians, very fun, especially when you get a couple of glasses of wine and her very fun. No doubt. All right. What do you got Todd rink Meyer? Who wouldn't wanna bring Matthew for thanksgiving dinner? I before even walking inside he'd blow the roof off my parents front door, which would immediately break any tension that there is next. He'd be able to deliver his classic love. Hey column person previewing the entire families thanksgiving dishes. Moms potato casserole, would obviously be in the loveless because it would far outperform Mike Claes week projection. Trust me, the deliciousness per byte screams regression to the mean more than Julio Jones. Touchdown drought later on right? His family members reach the point where we may actually have had one too many dealt beverages and start venturing into a political discussion tomorrow. We'll be able to hold up. I say hang hang on. Can we just go back one minute to talk about that cook that Turkey dead cooked? Lastly on his way out maybe would of course, provide us all with signed copies of the fantasy life a New York Times bestseller. Yep. And the book that heals all families, very true. Appreciate from shape that I you know. You know, it is they missed. I would also you know, it also have my clay in there. And I talk about you know, the the dot right. Average depth of Turkey averaged? So good. This last one comes from Ryan Overton. I would reluctantly bring Matthew berry home for thanksgiving Lockton glee. Well, that's dinner would have been ruined. And I've not come to terms with that. But my sister needs guidance. Oh, my family, and I have not prevailed in helping her and the only one I trust to give some solid dating advice as Matthew berry. I would set them up in a corner after thanksgiving dinner is over for Matthew to instill unprecedented wisdom upon her. Michelle Beedle, also, it'd be invited. As the duo would give dating advice that is unmatched hash tag free. Matty's dating advice say bring that back. I may have to treat you know, because we did it for a while. And then like some of the some of the suits here kind of shot it down, but there's been different suits. There's been there's been changing in suits. Some suits are still around some suits and comeback around that actually I gotta Sunday. Yeah. But I may I may try to fly I may try to fly that flag again. We'll see if I get anywhere with it. But I might try to fly that flag again, Matty's dating advice. So we have five submissions. We've Todd with the love hate thanksgiving style. Which is Matthew. Liz would choose me because I'm look like a homeless person. Yup. Kaley with field being at the kids table and helping with dishes, Cody with Mike clay being dry and factually correct as a trip to fan and Ryan would want Matty's dating advice after thanksgiving dinner. All right. So I'm gonna I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna I'm gonna say, let's take Cody off the list. I don't think cody's a contender at the moment degree with that kind of Mike we love. Yeah. Let's see. I think. I appreciate it. I I don't know how you guys felt but I felt like the the love hate thanksgiving style while I appreciate it. Got sweep the end felt a little long to me. I agree with you on that. So as you haven't noticed guys the these guys short to the point the point short to the white Daniels was so fun. What is it? This is the winner for me. Yeah. No, no. Daniel will not go hungry, which is good. And for all, you know, like Daniel might actually bring something to write signed up. Let's homeless. You get to watch the lions game with Daniel all say, that's right. I know it's not right. I'm probably and then there, and she's fulfilling it, charity obligation. Well, just case. It's actually she's she's fulfilling charitable obligations. She's watching the lions game. And then also bringing in Jesse. I think well, I appreciate the shoutout to Matty's. Dating advice. Ryan is clue longtime fan if he's referencing me and beetle doing dating advice. So really appreciate that. Ryan. And I enjoyed Kaley. Talking about field being at the kids table. I have to agree with to find you here. I think Liz who says dopplers homeless and could use a good meal is my vote is. Well, all right. So that is Liz co serious give or take something like that. Liz, Liz series. All right. Liz, Liz, you are the ZipRecruiter fan of the week. Welcome to the show. Congratulations. Don registrations. Liz. All right. And then this is the question we are asking for the following week. Question is live right now you woke up and found yourself in a freaky Friday situation where for one day you switched bodies with one member of the oh six. Where are you hoping you've switched with? And why? Oh, wow. Listen to that little Feffer. He Fridays on. That's right. A lot of times. Great question. Say that is. Yeah. That's really that's a good pros and cons to everybody on this podcast content. Yes. Let's say let's keep answers into missions between the navigational beakers people. This is still a family show. All right. If it's if it's inappropriate it just won't make the air. But but you should go to town. Do what you want figure out? Why explain why? So we have a Wednesday show that will actually be a Friday show. So tomorrow, we will preview every single game as best we can with this much injury until I know a few teams are going to practice today as opposed to Thursday, which might help was a little bits to find you to at least spin the wheels on what we might know on notable injuries. Of course, the fantasy show is available later on today on ESPN plus dreaming all season long on ESPN. Plus, please check it out. I think to find him might mi- might be on its up what the season. Yep. Yeah. My my love hate is. Yeah. Say the two the two they should a day. It's like it's a waiver show. Plus love hate it's kind of a it's kind of a combo show because the holiday and my love hate calm will be out tomorrow on Wednesday. So be sure to check that out. There you go. Great stuff there. Matthew, berry Timour and all forms of social media except for the fantasy life app. He's at Matthew berry. Download the fantasy life app. I'm telling you guys will thank me later. It's defined you being seven Instagram's to find you underscore ESPN on Twitter. I met field Yates Twitter, Instagram Instagram, once you get back up because you're currently sort of just going through the motions right now. Dan, you up we'll talk to you on Wednesday peace out. Six. In case you did. You you guys. Go ahead and give me grief for being on sportscenter for forty five seconds. Because I don't think. If your your your terrible at Pash, tag, improv. You'll you'll still fun. Berry convert you. Daniel.

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Turkey Day & Holiday Football

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Turkey Day & Holiday Football

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Matthew is headed to his house for thanksgiving is the state I'm heading Boston and news heading to the west coast. That's fate. Everybody's the best coast. Some might have you know, it's going to be sixteen degrees here. But it won't be sixteen degrees. Minus two in Boston. Short us, any degrees here or I guess you'd be overselling. It's going to be a perfect day to be outside who are gonna Turkey for like six hours. There you go favorite thanksgiving side. Do you have a preferred thanksgiving side, Matthew or equal opportunity side consumer? Stuffing, stuffing guy, stuffing. Yeah. Good cost to find mine is the cranberry the real cranberry the cranberry with the berries, cranberry baiter. Batur cranberries. You're wrong on this to what come on put them. Paul right now. Now versus cranberries. Also, neither one of those correct? Mashed potatoes and gravy. Isn't count. Gravy is for everything. Let me something that you have special, and thanks guess define you understand. Oh, wait a minute. Town though, she gets look she got the she got the answer wrong. She understood the question, you don't even understand the question, mashed potatoes and gravy are a staple side four thing every meal ever that. It's okay fine. Then my aunt Lois has purple stuff. Yeah. That is. Okay. The best thanksgiving. It's like a it's like a purply. It's like a purply desert type of thing. I don't know. We just always call the purple stuff is it a desert. Thanksgiving Day desert that she makes I watch a lot of food network, and I'm not familiar with this purple stuff ferring to but as. Yeah. I can tell you. I can tell you. Why this because of all the shows you watch on network, the one you don't watch his worst cooks in America that you've never heard of that is that was mean an spirited. And I'm gonna tell my aunt Lois. And she's not gonna like you very much gave me I'm fine with that. By the way, by the way, it's been a mean show, you guys don't know. But like the whole ratio, meaning also finding Daniel have been very. Berry. I just want everyone to know. Everyone's been very mean to me appreciate meetings and so. And so. Yeah. He is. My only friend is Keith is in KP night, your friend. What he's saying? He's shaking his head. That's not true. He's not a record. We were having because everybody's freight meeting. Feel even I we're having a great meeting. Let's begin with our Thursday games. We have not paid them secrets note. I'm not paid enough to deal with these two. I would say otherwise we have three Thursday we begin with the bears and the lions in Detroit, one of the great thanksgiving traditions is of course, the lions hosting a game as do the Cowboys every thanksgiving and for the bears the starters the players that you are starting in this game. Well, it's a little bit more murky for the bears because all of a sudden we have an injured player to find a Mitch Trubisky has the shoulder issue that it took place on Sunday night late in the game against the Vikings. And all of a sudden he sounds murky for this game. You're right pinned. And this is something where we didn't hear much about it as you mentioned it was late in the game. And with the quick turnaround. It's now becoming real question Mark as to whether he's gonna play the bears did not actually hold a practice on Monday. So it's an estimation. But essentially he is qualified as somebody who has not practiced for a couple of days, and it's hard to it's hard to imagine if his shoulders bothering him that much that he would be able to go on Thursday. The problem is you never. I have an idea of how serious these things are. But the turnaround certainly could impact it, and it sounds like the bears are legitimately wondering, whether it will be chased Daniels for under center for them. So Matthew, the reason why said there are no obvious started for the bears is that if Mr. Bisky sits there's a dramatic impact on the rest of the offense. What does it mean? Let's start with the past catchers. I don't think we know we haven't seen chase. Daniel this year. We haven't seen them in this offense. I it would be pure speculation to sit here and say, oh, well, you know, he loves Anthony Miller, right? Or what I like it is. You know, I'm I'm just gonna cop to it. I could I could I could be s you guys. But we just don't know how good he is. We we just haven't seen him in a game situation. I would because I am conservative nation a nature nature. You know, acceptance certain situations. Mike speculation is I would lower expectations. I don't think chase. Daniel is as good as Mitch Trubisky. Fact, I think that is right. That is talk. All right. So let's start there. Right. Then you think about this as a team that's playing on a short week, obviously. And so how how much wraps is chase Daniel going to get with these guys. How many first team reps is he gonna get with these guys? Alan robinson. You know, we expect them to be shattered by Darius way. So I think they all become sort of risky plays. And to me would think like does this become kind of Tariq Cohen Jordan Howard game. And I put them in that order because I think they'll be able to think you'll see some dump off passes could be like more of a Trey Burton game. I honestly, I think what you would have to do is you would have to lower expectations for all pass catchers in Chicago. And they would all be sort of a little bit of how lucky you feel. And what else do you have? It's not like, let's just say, this is the obvious example. But like when the titans, we'll talk about them a little bit later on in the show and the possibility of not having Marcus mariota will Corey Davis still is the clear cut number one wide receiver in that offense. The bears are such a spread it. Around offense that it's hard for us to say chase Daniels and he's got this establish rapport with any player on that offense. We sell it. We shall see. And just you know, if you're one of those people that takes your leisurely time on Thursday morning. Make sure you're keeping up with the news because this game begins at twelve thirty on the east coast. If you live on the west coast, and you have plans for Mitch Trubisky. You might have sent up a Laura I mean to me, that's the biggest thing is you may need another quarterback. Right. So you may have like gone like, hey, I got Trubisky. I've got like one of the best quarterbacks and fantasy right now. I'm I'm good. And the answer is no, you're not. And so if Trubisky were where would you rank chase Daniel, I don't think I would rank Daniel I agree. He certainly could have viable fantasy day. But I think there are enough other options where I have a evidence that they are good players in their offense. And I would say I can turn to a Nick Mullins against Tampa Bay. I could turn to a Baker Mayfield against its natty arc and turn to a Lamar Jackson who still available in two thirds of leaks, by the way, as we get ready to turn the chain win Winston would be out there ally. I think like plenty of you. You check our rankings. But yeah, there's lots of guys on the waiver wire that we for over chase Daniel. And so I think he would lower the just the expectation of the entire offense. So if Trubisky were out when it goes when it comes to the lines the starting player on this offense at your most confidence in his of course, Kenny golladay, even at the bears are very good. You still have to make room for Kenny golladay in your line of he's top twenty play for us on ESPN dot com. But we don't expect to see too key other lines to find you in carry on Johnson. And also Marvin Jones, right? Neither one of them practicing. Karen Johnson could be multiple week as situation, but certainly not gonna play this week Marvin John's we've talked about that he was getting a second opinions. Neither of them going to play this Thursday nights. Don't expect to see how the one of those players if you're like super desperate. You wanna throw a dart Burlington at six catches this past week edited? That would be a deeper league dark play Darth throat. But for the lions ruined the pass catcher, you are most confident in is, of course, Kenny golladay, but it's the running backs. I think he's going to cause a lot of confusion going into this game. Tomorrow. Matthew theoretic is the one we said Illing top thirtyish play for. Us because of the pass catching value. And maybe like, maybe even if it's five carries still five carries. Right. And we saw him two years ago. I believe it was when Amir Dula was banged up that they did utilize the Riddick a bit more in the running game. But then it comes out of this Matthew, I think people are going to probably say like can I turn to other legare blunt or exact Senator tomorrow? Would you feel so bold as to do? So I think in a daily format I think in a sixteen team, I'm super desperate format. But otherwise, no, I mean like. Listen, we don't know how they're going to treat goal line carries. I mean, that's what you're hoping for here. It's if you're starting accent or Orla Garrett blunt, you're hoping they fall into the end zone here. Because obviously the bears the best run defense in the NFL since week eight. The lowest yards per carry. And so, and they haven't this is not a team that has run the ball effectively with exception of kerryon Johnson. I mean, what was the state we gave yesterday like our blunt has twenty one carries for sixteen yards sixteen. Good lord. Like, he's not even recalling forward. Yeah. Like anyway. So this is just a brutal offense. And you think about the Riddick who had six for sixty last time against the bears. And also carry on Johnson. Not in this one seventeen catches for kerryon Johnson over the last four games. So now all of a sudden those targets have ever we don't think that we don't see them really throwing a lot to his accent or Orla geared blunt out of the backfield. I honestly think that's going to be the run game especially against Chicago, especially when you think about how much pressure the bears are able to create so I actually like theoretic quite a bit as a flex play this week. I like in daily format as well. I don't think he's particularly expensive on most the site. So does something to think about there with the Riddick because. Someone's gonna carry the ball and play Bernie back for the lions on Thursday. Let's pick this game four and a half point spread in favor of the bears. I don't care if it's Trubisky or chase Daniel giving the lions won pride baby. Daniel can field one pride. That's right over there. And you're lying. Just gotta say they won last week against Carolina when I asked them to win, and they came through and I'm going to do the same thing again this week. So sure fresher. Dan, us defining who you who taken how good a friend who is defined you. We're really good friends. I it scares me without Trubisky you now and bears defense is so so good in the lions or without Johnson Marvin John's, but it's the lions on thanksgiving and home. And so we're in this really cool lions hat. Yeah. It because we're playing against the spreadsheet the bears win the ekit out some going to go the lion's Matthew. I am taking the lion's as well because I'm expecting Trubisky not to play here. So I'll take the lions covering with four and a half. I I'm with defined here. I think the bears win. But I don't think they win by five points. So we move on. Yeah. Really quickly. I just want to give shoutout to Nick Langley who was in our pigskin pick 'em league. Okay. Week fourteen went fourteen sorry week. Eight went fourteen for fourteen against the spread in our league. How phenomenal week eleven when over thirteen against the spread is amazing. Season two different weeks, fourteen fourteen and over thirteen so I just wanted to give Nick shadow that's a pretty thing. Thing. Either way consistently inconsistent our buddy Nick the Redskins in the cabins, by the way, just real quickly. The first one of the season. The show I should say of this. None of us are starting Matthew Stafford read well outside of our ranks Redskins at Cowboys for the Redskins. Again. It's hard to say. There are too many players. You're starting with confidence that list would be led though by Adrian Peterson and perhaps Jordan Reed to we think that Jordan Reed method. You seem to think that there might be some uptick in volume overall for Jordan Reed with Alex Smith no longer as the starter and Colt McCoy as a starter for the foreseeable future. Twenty fourteen Koma Koi got some starts and in those games. Again. It's all small sample. It's number of years ago. But still Ray targets game over six catches the game over sixty two receiving yards per game. We saw you know, he he caught the touchdown pass from Cole McCoy here. Look there's a familiarity there and there's some people within the Redskins universe. If you will that believe the offense actually function better at least in the short term under Cole McCoy, then it was underdog Smith because look, and they were very candid about this that that there was still a learning curve for Alex Smith and that the offense wasn't really running on all. Cylinders, and I don't think anyone saying that Colt McCoy is as good as Alex Smith. But in terms of knowledge of the offense and being comfortable in the offense. I think there's a real confidence around the Redskins and the Redskins team about Cole McCoy being able to run this offense. And obviously Jordan Reed. There's a there's a familiarity there. So going against a a Cowboys team that has been inconsistent against titans. They've they've been pretty good. But there's been a couple of games where they they haven't been here. I just I think they're going to have to throw the ball to move it. So if I'm starting Redskins pass catcher gimme some Jordan Reed. He made my love list, which I I have him projected for over ten points. I'm as a top five play as this week. Jordan Reed seem to find a little bit of Mojo last week. And we hope that maybe the familiarity that used to limited to between him and Cole McCoy leads to more good things on Thursday. Yeah. Hopefully, we get Trent Williams back. I know that there's talk about potentially Trent Williams being being able to play in this one. And that certainly would help Adrian Peter. Jason we all have him as a you know, borderline top twenty play you probably starting Adrian Peterson. And you're hoping for touched on here and one last name it just wanna throw it very quickly. Which is Trey Quinn. Just somebody. I'm not you're not starting probably not even you don't even picking them up. But just he's the slot receiver for for the Redskins. He's a row the rookie out of SMU. They like him a lot. And so in like deeper PR league's just just keep an eye on Trey Quinn, because I just that is somebody that I know the Redskins are very very high on. And it would not be surprising if gyms and Crowder moves on after the season, he's a free agent and Trey Quinn is. You're starting slot receiver for the Redskins next year for the Cowboys. You're starting as he'll Elliott because he's awesome. And you're probably starting. Mario Cooper as well. We've got him as a borderline top twenty play at wide receiver Redskin tomato levels this week are allowing the second most wide receiver points per game at forty three. I think the only question here would be we just mentioned the possibility of no, Mitch Trubisky. Do either of you have any confidence in deck Prescott as a week twelve streaming option after you know, yet another. Satisfactory game this past week another Kuwait game against Atlanta, but satisfactory, I'm ranked nineteenth. Yeah. He's a he's a he's a borderline QB too. I think this is a low scoring game the over under in this one is not particularly high. I wanna say it's forty four even less than forty four forty point five west so very low. I think it's a low scoring game here. I think it's it's it's too pretty good defenses. You know? In two offenses that have struggled with low who the slow pace of play certainly with Cole McCoy, that's my expectation as well on a short week. So yeah, I think Dak is is a low end QB to this week. So this game's forty point five over under in the Cowboys favor. My seven and a half. It's a big number on a low overall over under total at the Redskins cover on Thursday. Matthew, I two seven and a half is like that's a big one here to the point by the way, Washington twenty-second and pace of play Cowboys twenty six and pace of play. So both of these teams among the slowest in the NFL. I'll take the Redskins in this. One HALE the Redskins. I think the cover at least find you douse plays. Well at home on thanksgiving. I'm gonna take cowboy sorry about that. Dana who got I think the same thing is to find you. I think Zeke comes out and feasts. All right, there you go Zeke feasts and the Cowboys role, according to Daniel let's go to the falcons and the saints Thursday night game. This is the point of the day where you're probably on your third plate of food. Your second nap of the day. This one features a little bit more scoring the starter for the falcons, you know, the names Matt Ryan and Julio Jones this week, though method you've got to leave a bit of caution over Tevin Coleman because the saints defense is the real deal. Yeah. He came in outside my top twenty. He made the hate list, which means I think he falls under his projection of fourteen point two fantasy points. Okay. Keep in mind that only the bears allow fewer yards per carry two posing running back then the saints this season their top five in the NFL and both running back yards before and after contact per carry the season. And so you think about the falcons here, I think have Coleman has gotten over fourteen point two points. Like, he's met that projection. I think twice in the last eight eight games. So that's a big number for Coleman to get to. You've still got Edo Smith hanging around there. So Coleman who is averaging ten carries a game since devante Freeman. Last played. I always involved in the passing game metric open for you open for big play here. But look. It is a high scoring game. And so could he catch a pass and take it to the house? One hundred percent of the you know, that's what you're sort of hanging your hat on here. Because I do think the saints run defense is pretty good. Kelvin really? We don't know. Exactly. What else? I think he's a flex basically making the under on on fourteen point two Kelvin release define the short week makes it really difficult. We have any sense on whether he'll play on Thursday, not really it. Just you look at him. Atlanta has done a good job of resting guys who are banged up during the week. So right now, he's been listed as limited. The good part is is not listed as non-participant practice. Thigh-injury often means hamstring. But no they haven't offered much in the way specific say to walk through on Monday. He hasn't missed a game yet this season. So I'm feeling like chances are probably in his favor that he ends up going on Thursday night. But again, let's see what the how they rate him coming out of today's practice, you know, before the show Daniel asked me. Got him inside your top thirty. There's having outside of your top forty. Is there a reason why? And my reason why is this two things. First of all, we expect it landed to be able to have to throw the football. And you certainly throw it against this New Orleans defense. But moreover, you get past a point in the wide receiver rankings and discernible differences are hard to come by. Right. I mean guys like Calvin Ridley are going to be in the same territory as Tyler Lockett touchdown dependent Willie Snead play with the Mark Jackson. Now where they throw it in nineteen times last week, heck Michael Crabtree. Or John Brown all those players like at some point the bottom kind of falls out from your wide receiver ranking. So why have competence in a player like Calvin really is? He's been the most touchdown prolific player. Amongst those guys in my group. So maybe he finds the end zone on Thursday as a treat to all those who enjoy purple stuff from Lois stuffing, and mashed potatoes and gravy. And that's that's where I used to feel about him. But I'm just I've been frustrated by the lack of targets him in. Last few weeks and only one touchdown in the last. I what is it? I've or six games. There's so many mitigating factors players. Like, we're talking about basically the same level of under lender. Why we're different even though we're all sort of like, it's a roll the dice. I felt went lower this week because I'm like three catches each of the last two weeks. It hasn't been great underfed receiving yards in five of his last six. Yeah. I'm with you. I mean, he is he is really touched on dependent. I think your point field. But if you're throwing out touched on dependent wide receiver why not one that's in one of the highest games of the of the of the certainly of the week. And so I get it. It's just I'm with to find you hear target share continues to decrease most new continues to increase and by the way, you can't keep Julio Jones out of the end zone. Everyone does. Downs. The saints make life really easy on us. Drew Brees Alvin Kamara marking room. Mike Thomas, I suggest now Matthew wanted to bait me on this. But I suggest you start each of those players. That's just my gun feeling for them going to this weekend. You're not the best analysts in the business for nothing. I would say on the very best and trae on Smith, though, we might feel confident starting it. But savannah receiving a play. I know. And here's a guy who is listed as a non-participant practice for day. Down days. They did because yesterday is dominating bad sound. It sounds bad. It's bad. It's it's worse than upgrading over example. But Princeton nudge media folks thought that he was there to participate. And then when the report came out he actually was a did not participate in practice. They actually didn't have a practice on Monday when they projected him as it did not participate. Everybody's like, okay. But then Tuesday, they actually do practice. He doesn't go. So I think everybody's a little bit more wary that being said the fact that he was there that they haven't thought you had a chance to go. Everybody's reserving judgment until they see what happens today. So keep an eye on today, by the way, that's a good rule of life. Reserve judgment until you see what happens today falcons are thirteen and a half planner dogs detect sarcasm do I that's it's a big number. I agree with you thirteen big still. The saints. Get it. I. Yeah. I know the bad feeling about all this squares. Do feel all the squares are on the saints the squares. Yeah, I'm taking the I'm taking the falcons to cover. John's is a big number the number that scares me. They watch the saints watch the that the chiefs and Rams on Monday night. And they're they're like we can do that team Super Bowl rematch. I want to see it already in the saints for like but the Simpson team. So you guys have done. I mean did that last like they scored a, Tom? Time you like they kind of use that. Yeah. Listen against the eagles. And the Bengals they blew the roof off the doors. Can they do it again? And they do it again. Twice within five days. Four days. I'm not sure I'm gonna take the dirty birds in this one fourteen just too much. Mavs? I'm the I'm the lone person on saints island on thanksgiving, Robin Hood is an investing yet lets you buy and sell stocks ETF s options cryptos all commission free. They strive to make financial services work for everybody. Not just the wealthy. 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Notre Dame at noon. All right, Lum stadium, chestnut hill. See if I can find the suit the line is here. The line is seven seven. A seven point favorite over, Sarah. Let's go. Wow. AJ Dylan, you cannot stop this guy. So I think what you're what you're trying to say. Let's say you. Yeah. I wanna do. I wanna I wanna bet this game this game with wait. But I want to do it with the line. That's what I always do. I that's when you wanted to bet Miami. I I said I was happy about your Syracuse. So good. If you're so surprised that BC's says not Evan planes in their favourite. We're good was straight. Now. I know what's the problem? What is inconsistent about me saying, I want honest off everything is inconsistent about you. But keep going with the pre show meeting today to know that we were mocking wasn't consistent. Yeah. But no, I've always said that with the line. I've I wanted about with the line was to find out about with that part is accurate. Part is accurate dago. Perfect badger. Right, right. There you see. That's how it's done. Oh, Vegas set the line. I'll take this. I'll take this. And when you and I did the forty Niners Redskins. I gave you the line and paid up that bet. My question is I won't take BC. Do you have win this game? In covers an I says the line competent in that. Okay. Would you get what do we get if we win or do you want to do then I was thinking like could I treat? I was trying to think like if be seen loses. Do I treat you to like this dinosaur? Buffalo wings up there. Syracuse everybody loves dancer barbecue dinosaur barbecue up there. You know, they have great great wings. I was going to say like, I don't know when you're going to be able to get up there too. I don't know that barbecue travels particularly well well. Is that could potentially reach something. Was going to say either like you either we could you could like a meal like I'll watch down. Or anyone Norio got an idea here. Syracuse wins I have to start. Donovan McNabb next week a fantasy lineup. Why don't we just do this because he was the rest of where the our Boston College sweatshirt if you guys win I will wear it on air on Monday and otherwise you're wear Syracuse. Syracuse. Nuts Razi with wager. Do you guys? This is the worst one whatever we'll figure it out. We'll do about higher goals Brown. This game is being played in this way. I do not know this show board scored the game winning goal against Syracuse. As a senior. I did not know that. Yeah. Just Doug that one right out of the archives. Good job. Wow. September twentieth. ACC season. Angles seven and a half points the over under for the Brown to are starting to players dick chub and Jarvis Landry in terms of players that are injured it's a pretty clean sheet. That's a good new good thing when you're coming out of your by. But Duke Johnson he has two straight games of being involved in this passing game, Matthew conflict. Can it can sustain for the third straight game against the nanny. Yeah. I like him look at least four catches and four of us pass five games Bengals allow the eight most running back receiving yards per game. So that somewhere where they've had success? I think the only concern yours is just the scoring. Right. The Nick Chubb has gotten so much opportunity here. What are the odds that do Johnson gets touched on in this game? Right. And so that's the only concern. That's the why why he's in a flex consideration versus top twenty. But yes, I do like do Johnson in this game. Yeah. With us wells there. My concern. He has not been all carrying the football. We'll see. But if they want to score points, there are certainly a lot of ways to attack Cincinnati. And keeping do thousand involved is a good thing. David joke who cracks your? Up. Ten matthew. I don't want to be labor too many tight end points because it is the most fickle position and fantasy football by far for the Bengals though Joe mixing is a starter because he showed last week that he is capable planning full game. And also being productive. The Browns still seem to they struggle to defend the run, but AJ green is really the talking point two. Here's to find it because it seems possibly could play not a guarantee, but he certainly could play on Sunday. He's certainly could just you know, Anderson report on Sunday that after he had his follow. Visit with Dr Bob Anderson. The foot and ankle specialist who's followed him for this condition. Both when I had it in two thousand fourteen now, they had a good meeting, and as long as there were no setbacks he could play people may have heard that he was doing some pregame warmups. That's why the team list him as doubtful not out last week. There is like a little I think it was more sign of his progress that he was out there warming up. Here's the thing. If you go back to two thousand fourteen and you may remember this the first game that he came back after having the. Turf toe injury. He came in he played for like a series, and then he was out to aggravate his toe. And that's just the way these injuries are not saying that's going to happen. Now saying you don't know until you're in it. So if we tell you that he's playing or he is quote healthy enough to be able to take the field Sunday that doesn't mean this injury is necessarily behind him doesn't mean that he's on medically going to have a setback. I just think the unprinted predictability with these turf toe injuries is very high and the goal for the Bengals and for aged green is to manage it this season. And sometimes you don't know till you push it. So yes, he may play. Am I confident that means that you get the regular AJ greenback won't really know till we see great tread lightly. When it comes to AJ green good to know their. We'll discuss this plenty more on Sunday morning on fantasy football. Now. We'll be one of the primary storylines of that show. Teller Boorda's a player that we said when Asia green was out. It doesn't really change his rule that much AJ green expected to play. So we think the. Oh, boy is going to be like a I'd receiver to. Yeah. Which is kind of where he is in terms of target share and also productivity when AJ green is on the field. Six different times this season, multiple wide. Receivers of score double digit fantasy points against the Browns. Even if AJ green is active. You could certainly see Boyd get his and some of Boyd's most productive games is here have come with AJ green on the field. So even of green is more of a decoy than not. Yeah. I Tyler Boyd quite a bit in this one. It's worth noting that weeks two through eight. This is a guy that was the fourth best wide receiver in fantasy. They are three and a half point favorites in this game the Browns. Let's go fight. And Keith lips comes around up. I'm with you. I'm Brian you. Yeah. Oh, the Bengals. Ooh. Okay. Very nice. You would have got. I was thinking we're taking the Bengals until to find you took them. And now I want to go with the Browns that makes a lot of sense already go there. Daniel picks, pick them strategy is just to do opposite of Stephania. That's a winning strategy could say. It's actually, you know, what we're always left wrong. Yeah. We're always looking for ways to engage our Twitter audience star finding a bell. I know and I saw your disapproving is over our board bed. See if see what what would you guys like feel denied I bet on Syracuse Boston College? I found out that dinosaur barbecue does have delivered ice you can pick up emerge like sauces and things like that sauces and rubs barbecues. That's a potential item. It's there on the comparable. Boston equivalent equals. Deli is a popular place near BC. Maybe do something, you know, like lobster theme. Because Boston we do love. Lasser suffer versus barbecue. Rub. Interesting. Clem chow. Or I mean, Matthew could just fly in lobsters for the entire crew. If not. Magnanimous gesture very nice, very sweet. Anyway. But no, we'll see if Twitter has suggestions. Okay. Yep. Let's keep things moving here. Oh, luna. Did you guys are the lunar went to Syracuse? I didn't know that. Nice. A great director Jonathan Luna wants to Syracuse says well shot at Luna. Also, a recent birthday boy the giant at the eagles game is one that both teams really need to stay in this NFC east race. If they have any hope for the giants, I'm thinking you start saquon Barkley you all start Odell Beckham junior both of them have been on a tear of late a little while ago. We're having a conversation about Calvin Ridley. And it's like, yeah. You know, there's this sort of tier wide receivers at all kind of the same right? They could have good weeks. They could also be non factors. Sterling Shepard case in point a couple of weeks ago. He catches the late Monday night touchdown over the forty Niners last week little quieter. You know, like sort of how lucky you feel. We all have sterling Shepard ranked in the thirties this week, but Evan anger might be one that you actually have to think about a little bit more because there are so few tight ends. And yet Matthew we've got him outside our top ten. It's a non starter in ten team leagues. He's and I don't think it's his. He's such a phenomenal athlete, but it's just this offense. It's so broken. And so they don't target them very much. If feels like he without without knowing it just from watching all these games. I feel like I see Rhett Ellison as much as Ingram out there. I mean, he's I wouldn't be surprised if Ellison's actually playing more snaps than Evan Ingram, obviously Ingram or the passing passing titan. Ellison more of the run blocking titan, but still like they're just not targeted bunch. Like he got build up by the the big play last week. You know, the the whatever the sixteen yard or something like that. Exactly. You know, they took one shot that seem route four him against the forty Niners. That would have been a big play would have been like a ten point play. But it's Lou like three or four targets game. It's just not enough volume there because Barclay and Beckham command so much so until those a quarterback change in New York. It's hard to recommend. Evan Ingram is anything other than a touchdown dependent tied into all right for the eagles. You're starting. Carson wentz. You hope for better today's and remember that I prepared to go but up. Up for Carson Wentz. But he was playing really well prior to last week in fantasy football purposes at the very least soccer. It's also a must start for the eagles this week on the injury front. Not allowed to report their Josh Adams, though, was the most added player overnight on waiver wire thank you up like something like thirty point five percent. He's a top twenty five play for us. We all feel like last week was a sign of things to come. Finally, the eagles have kind of admitted that he is the one back that we can turn rather than trying to go for three or four backs. Matthew. Yeah. I look we've talked about Adams quite a bit. But since we ate is averaging seven yards per carry. That's the most in the NFL. He's a bigger guy. He's I I want to say he's like six to two twenty five something like that. He's a bigger guy. So we sort of profiles a goal line back, especially when you think about who else is on the roster there for Philadelphia last weeks giants allowing a hundred and fifty two rushing yards per game. That's the fifth most in the NFL. And so with the passing offense as a struggling a little a little bit. You could see them maybe trying to establish the run game set up some play action here it's worth noting that while Josh Adams was averaging seven yards per carry Wendell Smallwood and Corey climent where averaging under three yards a carry. So same offense seem offensive line. And just Adams is by far the best running back there. And I think Doug Peterson is is realizing that by the way, Thursday Cal throws up on the screen Adams's six to two twenty five teach that no alshon Jeffery and golden Tate both inside of our top twenty five or so for wide receivers. I'll show on you have more confidence in Tate had a much bigger role in week two with eagles. And he did in week one. We expect him to kind of grow into that role a little bit more each and every week. The giants have been fairly stingy against the past of late. But two players that based off target year probably deserve a spot in our top twenty five golden Tate made my hate list this week, which means I'm taking the under on his twelve point one projections. He's basically competing with Zakar for those targets in the slot. All right. Giants have yet to allow a slot. Touchdown there along the eighth fee. Was catches to the slot. The seven fewest yards to the slot. That's just an area of the of the field where they actually defend pretty well for all the struggles New York has had defensively. And so I mean, I don't know if you saw the story come out this week, but they were talking about like they're admitting that like offensive coordinator my said it's been challenging to find ways to fit into the offense. That's unfortunate. It seems like something you would have thought about before you made a trade. Yeah. Right. Just throwing that out the look fantasy wiser still putting up points. But the guys the the offense looks broken to me. It's been it's been. I mean, they have cratered over the past two weeks, and I still feel like alshon Jeffery has more upside. No. I mean, I it's golden Tate part of the reason he was so valuable in Detroit was even when it wasn't like super sexy. It was volume who is vying fine. And I just I don't know that I see a ton of cases you catch that defined. You're saying how Detroit's not sexy. America. Yeah. I didn't fan basis is in Texas. Entire day. Exciting sexy, flashy new toy golden Tate was just consistent. I'm watching you Bill. Yeah. I think that's smart. I just think if Detroit is listening to the show, I just, you know, one pride on pride in, you know, hating defined you. Yeah. She's just she's just throwing lots of shade. You guys not me. Not me. You know me. I never say. Received you answer six and a half one hundred dollars here. I think the eagles win, but the giants cover how about you. What's the line? Trying to keep up. Yeah. I'm gonna take the giants. I don't think the eagles cover that. All right. I'm gonna take the eagles. I am going to take the G men. There you go Daniel because you by the way, they're Seagal points out that in two thousand fifteen San Francisco was ranked the fifth sexiest city in the United States. That's right. They got so she's top five and sex in Bristol just in two thousand fifteen. San francisco. San Francisco bring sexy back though because it's been a while. Apparently, it's been a couple years. San Francisco go to Tampa Bay to play the buccaneers the bucks who are starting genus Winston. But for the forty Niners the player, you are starting is George Kittle. And I think I feel pretty strongly about map Brita as well. As to fund you do you have any nerves and all about George about up map Rita this week. I do like he he's he's there. Goto back in these Ben nothing short of amazing despite being so banged up this year. But I just feel like they're going to be throwing the ball a lot in this game. And even Matt breed is going to be a short distance. Pass catcher. But I think like George kindle is like that. Sorry, Matt fumbling. I'm talking I'm talking to the control room. That's what you're supposed to do. You be professional. Hang on. I will lead to map rita's fantasy outlook discussion because of you. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I is not as sexy city. And now it's Matthews filed. You can't talk about that ruling on this. So so I will. So you got a close up of me. Okay. Great. Angela cranberries. So here's what happens. So if we have a button here that says talk control room, and so when I press it you guys don't hear me over the air. But like if I say like. I right about this. So then Daniel knows so I can sit here and write. No. But that's that's what it is. And so as we're planning the show and doing different things. So I did that. And I'm mumbled that very quietly to Daniel about something else. Coming up in the show was that's why all do it's being broadcast professional. And so I have no feel does it all the time by the way, which he needs to as field smooth. And he doesn't is like seamless and smooth. It's just part of him being host, you hardly ever communicate with Daniel and for you to stop and do it mumble stock throwing shade. I'm Mathew nice friendship is saying we don't text every other. You know, this is like this is like thanksgiving family holiday. I this is really. Me through. They mean everyone's being to me. They're really mean. Like, it's thanksgiving. It's the holidays. It's it's a time of joy, and spirit and friendship and family. And yet what I got here is St. shades to find you over here. And you know, mean field Yates, I mean, they're just you know, mean field hates over here is what's going on out by go. So the finest shade and field hates that's what we got going on over here. Nick Mones talk about him because he's talking about streaming options here. The bucks have allowed twenty five passing touchdowns this year. They have one interception. This season can one interceptions at by that tons. But that sounds really bad to me. I think probably on like the how lucky do you feel bus? Right. So if you really are an opinion think about Mitch Trubisky is that Trubisky is we're gonna have, you know, we're gonna have clarity. But Thursday morning. So you're going to have it like you're not going to have to wait and exhausted bunch of options that have already played when you're making decision on him. So if there's any other quarterback that for some reason you are starting or you had concerns about going into the Sunday game. Maybe even Marcus mariota Monday night. For some reason. You're starting him mountains is a reasonable fill in candidates because the matchup is so darn good. It's so great. They've had two weeks of prepare for this, by the way. So Cal, Shannon. And I'm sure he'll script like a great. I fifteen I twenty plays this one. It is a terrific matchup. He's been up and down. Fine. Like, he his fantastic games. Right. Which is I was about to say he had a fantastic debut. He was not as good in in his second start. Yeah. I just think is really small sample size. But when he needed to get things going put night when they were in that two minute offense at the end, he looked pretty sharp. So I like I like him with a little more time to prepare. We know that he likes to George Kittle. So I think you're going to see that. And I think this is maybe an another good game for Markey's Goodwin. Who who's been a little bit quiet as of late again, if we like Nick Mullins by default, we have to kind of like some of these pass catcher. So Guba might be the one that is on the radar here for the bucks. You are starting Mike Evans. He's awesome. An injured player. They'll all of a sudden Stephanie O J Howard went to I are yesterday. I don't say out of nowhere because we knew it was banged up. I don't know that we thought the scope of it would be a season ending injury. And I think it is one of the things see where you go. Okay. It's it's late in the season and d somebody who has injury that's not gonna be able to make it back within the time. We have left. We're gonna go ahead and. Just make sure we put on I right now. So hopefully Cameron break becomes a more featured target him. We've had this issue when we've had two big receiving tight ends for Tampa Bay. You don't know who's going to have the game. It seemed to be one or the other of them. Now, you've really only got one twice. Yeah. And we're gonna talk about Cameron break because of the tying Jameis Winston and just a moment. But first James wasn't is the subject of our IBM inside of the week as per our friend Kyle soppy. Yeah. Jimmy's Winston with twenty five point eight percent chance to boom this week. And a twenty five point five percent chance to bust makes him one of the more riskier plays on the board this week a boom game would mean over twenty six points while a bus game would mean under fourteen what's side, you guys fall on. Well, let's start here. First of all that percentage, you gave on both of those outcomes is way larger than neural like he he is polarizing in the eyes of IBM watts. Normally it's like he's going to thirteen percent chance to boom and eleven percent chance to bus. So he is he is the definition. Of risk reward is risen for ward. In every sense of it. I'm on the boom side of this one. I am as well. We all day. And we're having this conversation before the show is like if Jameis Winston people concerned for Jameis Winston would be that he gets pulled at halftime, right? Like Jameis Winston gets pulled halftime because he implodes all of a sudden you're out of luck. The problem there is this is like if you're starting James Winston like. No matter what happened right there. Bam into one way or the other. You know, we're doing it. We have to only project of what happens to be a full half. So we're on the boom side of Jameis Winston. It's a good match up. He's got tons of weapons the Hampton bay mess. Feel like is the best because they've been like. Keep changing a massive as Fitzpatrick is it Winston. So if they're rolling with Winston they must feel like he's going to have a good game. How lucky do you feel and we all feel like you should feel lucky for this weekend? But wasn't me for Cameron breath. Because break when Winston plays are when you say when OJ Howard doesn't play like, he's all I got tight end. He really he he really is. By the way. I mean, it's it's time to make America. Great again. Let's be honest. Okay. So. Cameron bright who has a connection with James Winston, certainly did, you know? Before they drafted OJ Howard. And Tim bay is one of the tight end friendliest teams. You know? In term one of the tight end friendliest teams. They do. I mean, like until you think about in terms of just if you if you took Tampa Bay's titan as one position it would be a top ten. It would be top ten in the NFL in targets in yards and completion percentage and red zone looks and scoring and and so with no OJ Howard. They're just knowing how that offense runs knows knowing. How James Winston throws the ball? I think you should expect to see a lot of Cameron bright, especially in a matchup against the forty nine. There's defense that allows the most red zone Dr per game. So since the beginning of last year Cameron bright leads all pass catchers in targets in the in red zone route from Winston, so when when they getting close in essence. They when they get in close in the red zone. Jameis Winston is looking for came bright again since the beginning of last year. He leads all the pass catchers on Tampa Bay in in targets per red zone route. Let's pick on game. The bucks are three and a half point favorites. Sars you the bucks? What my well rested. Forty Niners are gonna come in. And surprise you. I'm taking the Niners. Matthew, this is a tough one. Because I personally think the forty Niners come in here and cover with a good shot to win. Okay. The idea of picking with defined is not one that. I like, but I'm gonna go go the wrong win the only gonna go with a forty nine. Okay. With the forty Niners shade. I'm also been so morning. I have no idea. Safest grow my wrong on this. She's been so mean to me, listen, I don't make me come through their class. Okay. So I'm asking I'm asking you a legit question. I'm asking you as she been mean to you has been mean to me she's been she has been very spicy today Spacey. She has taken a chapter out of spicy tomatoes. Apparently, it was happening. What do you think not kooky the nicest person on the staff, you're a good judge of this gonna put me on a spotlight that of course, he just? I mean to me they're always pockets of meanness knife. Thank you have to be what a role I punches. I just see you being that kid going to every single adult until you get the answer. Is that what happened because that's what it feels like right now. Hundred percent. Hundred percent, by the way, not just as a kid. Not a kid. It's not just as a kid when I started here at ESPN. And I wanted like I was trying to get a fantasy show trying to get a fantasy segment. I would you know. Hey, can we do a fantasy segment? No, go to another producer go to another producer until I got hundred percent never say never. I never give up. Absolutely, listen. I follow. I follow Jimmy V don't ever give up don't ever ever give up. So. So there you go. I appreciate that Keith to find a bell pockets of meanness they're going to quick break. And we write back talk about the patriots and jets going with the team defense. It gave up five touchdowns last week. Not smart. You know, what is smart using ZipRecruiter to find qualified candidates fast? Unlike other job sites, ZipRecruiter skin, thousands of resumes to identify people with the right experience for your job, then actively invites them to apply. It's no wonder ZipRecruiter's rated number one by employers in the US that's based on hiring sites on trust pilot with over one thousand reviews. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. And right now, our listeners can try ZipRecruiter for. Free ZipRecruiter dot com slash six. Oh one. Oh, that's right free. Just go to ZipRecruiter dot com slash. Oh, six. Oh one. Oh. All right now for the final ZipRecruiter smartest fan of the week on this thanksgiving holiday. Hey, this is safe table. Daughter ZipRecruiter smartest fan the week. I love what. My mom listens to the fantasy focus football podcast because when she went we all went except my dad who usually loses to her now back to the show. I don't want to. Talking about pockets of meanness using your daughter to throw shade at the husband. That is define a tight move right there. Marriage tip doors it. Yeah. Hundred percent if somebody's just months away from getting married at a good marriage Tipper shaded. You throw shavers. -nificant other. Yes. Absolutely. If I can give you if I can give you one piece of advice, if I can give you one serious piece of advice on your upcoming nuptials is a lovely tape in your first marriage. Of my current marriage. My yes, my yes. Lots of advice first marriage. But this this Pacific -ly comes from the marriage that I'm in now, which is this if there's anything you can do it's the keep chasing away from Stefan. You that's that's if there's one thing that I can just offer otherwise landed on because otherwise chafe and becoming home late. She'll be staying up getting drunk cookies defined defined as apartment like you'll be stuck at home. She like, I've just I just say cheapen coming home and feel like are those crumbs on your sweater? Right. Were you out with define? Totally you kidding me. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Exactly. No. It's not just me tape in is going to go out with that. I'm Charlie's angels are back. Maybe it might be. I just I feel like this is savannah has a master plan to steal Beth from me like at first gained the friendship and the trust of bath. Because my wife truly loves to find she truly does love you, right? I don't know. It's on the fence. And now, it's defined is driving a wedge. So it's I'm just, you know, I don't know. All right. So what's going on? Got a master and this one Princeton always very brainy last shout out to Rachel. I just want to say because it's a short week. She only gets three. Ziprecruiter, the smartest fan mcmansions. Not our fault because we're not here Thursday and Friday, but a huge thank you to Rachel. The smartest of the week. Thank you for that. And we go to New Jersey for our next game. Which of course, the patriots at the jets game is in New Jersey for the patriots. You're starting James white shoe that'll men Josh, Gordon sorting Michelle, I think is a little bit more of a conversation. We still all have him as a top twenty play. We expect them to be further along in his recovery from that knee injury. Given the fact that the patriots have two weeks recovered to we expect rob gronkowski to play on Sunday. Those to find him I think, okay, we're going to see rob gronkowski back in the lineup. You know, I I was low nervous about him. And I I do the rankings. I ranked lower than you guys. Do I think I ranked tenth or eleventh? But that was because just what I've seen the last couple of weeks. He really has not looked like himself, and I think is back with ultimately bothering him before it flared up so badly. So now that he's had this extended rest, which I think was a really smart move on the patriots because neither okay thanksgiving. And now they're really rolling into the meat of their season. If you will. Heading into the postseason. So yes, I think that if if there are no setbacks across the rest of the week. I do think you see rob gronkowski. Depend news right there. And obviously if cronk plays you're probably playing him especially because Travis Kelsey is on a buy this week. But Brady's interesting here. Like how much confidence even Tom Brady? Matthew. The fact that we're even having this conversation should tell you everything that so I don't have full confidence. All that said, I took the over on seventeen point three points here. I do think he has a big game here. Remember since we ate the jets are a bottom twelve scoring defense. They've allowed multiple passing touchdowns in every home game this season scheme is in New York. And that includes guys like Ryan tannehill case keenum, and of course, Matt Barkley carve them up just before the by. And so Tom Brady, and this is something that thirsty. Kyle pulled. I think is interesting since the beginning of two thousand fifteen Tom Brady entered a game rested twelve times by rested. It means either he's had the entire off-season off of a of a by. And this is this is Super Bowl week. This is playoffs as regular season all combined in those twelve games. He averages over twenty two fantasy points per game. So yeah in this matchup two weeks to prepare trying to get. Tom, right. I have concerns about Tom moving forward throughout the rest of the season field. But I will say that. I think in this matchup. He's a top ten play. And I think he we get back to being start off on the right? Tom Ray Brady was I had to say again, you I just had one we're moving onto the jets. I mean is there anything even here to talk about other really isn't sorry about not here you entirely through my ear. I'm having hearing issues today apparently for the jets there's really not much say, I don't think we can say any player merits starting with confidence in this game for the jets. That might be interesting is Elijah McGuire. I think they're down in this game allies McGuire who's started to come on. So if you need a need a flex plane of PR league, I do think lodge McGuire actually has a shot at something here. We'll see you start at quarterback for the jets. They find a way to play the patriots more competitive seems like every year. So the jets are nine and a half point dogs. I think the jets cover really. Yeah. What do you think that I'm taking the patriots? And I'm taking them to cover. Okay. Come out and kill these guys. Angry patriots Tom Brady, no touchdowns. His last game. Like, he's gonna fix that. I'm going to take the patriots as well. But I think there's a little bit of a trap game. Okay. It's interesting. I do. I mean just in Jackson. You know? They all struggle. Yeah. Some of those things. See, I think we're. Trap podcast to be perfectly honest. The go to Carolina Seahawks travelling west east never eases. New for the starting Russell Wilson. Do we feel like Chris Carson though is locked in? And same thing goes for Doug Baldwin, it feel safer based off of both of them based on what we saw this past week off the eye test. You certainly do we talked about, you know, Chris Carson rain, really, really. Well, it seemed to be not showing any ill effects from the hip slash groin injury. That he had for the prior couple of weeks to caused him to come out of a game early my finger. Oh, well done lucky. You click to the board and then Doug Baldwin. We talked about the fact that he had come out and said that he finally wasn't having pain into me. We just a huge difference in how he looked on the field last week. And I I again, I think Baldwin's very smart really forthright player who told us at the start of the season how he's going to have to manage the knee issue move from that point forward, and he told us. When he finally was feeling like you didn't have pain newbie showed up on the field. I don't know if you noticed, but feel just talk to Daniel. I did. Yeah. Have you managed to plow through that? But you gotta call me because it was like smooth and whispered, and it was all while he was still, you know, maintain I wasn't like some land awkward. Louder awkward, smooth operator. I gotta say that of course. But what I was I loud when I use that. I was not allowed. No, I don't know. I to be honest. For like ninety percent of the show. Is that kid that wears you down? He's like, no, I'm just going to keep asking. Over for my birthday party. Just like everybody else in the class. So mean, all of you are so I mean, I got a lot of games to get you go off the air. So let's get to the Panthers. You're starting Cam Newton. You're starting Christian McCaffrey you're starting Greg Olsen. But I think people might be wondering this week does. Devin funchess deserve to be ahead of Jay more in the rankings. We had this conversation before the show Matthew and all of us have funches head, and it's like target share still profiles as the more number one wide receiver drops have been bad from him recently. But if he scores a touchdown last week, maybe we're not nearly as bothered by Devin funchess outlook as we were this past. Yeah, I have them very close. I mean, I literally have the diff. They were all the way. We're ranking them. It's like it could be one it could be the other. But you tend to tilt a little bit in favor of funches. Well, does I think he's got the better chance of getting into the end zones field as you sort of alluded to there, you know, that despite last week and DJ Moore's terrific and look in one of the things he excels at is run after the catch. And so, and if you think about an hour of Turner, often said something that's always been a hallmark of his offenses of trying to get guys in space. So DJ more is is a great player especially for a Norv offense. But just whatever Devon punches six foot four a red zone. Target certainly bad week last week for funches in its target share continues to go down, but who's most likely to score touchdown in this game? I think funchess has slightly better odds based on his size and his red zone usage than DJ more. Although I think to your points to find it it's getting closer and closer every single week between these two Panthers are three and a half point favorites here at home. I'll take care to cover. But I have a weird feeling. About this one. How about used to find you? I'll tell you the Panthers Daniel I'm taking the Seahawks. I just watched the Panthers get demolished by the Detroit Lions last week. I just don't think they have it anymore. I think in Matthew how about you taking the Seahawks as well. I think I think the Seahawks are on on a mission. I think so too one of the closest games that we have in terms of percentages of those who have submitted their picks on skin pick them into the whole west coast going east starting early like throwing that out the window. Come on raiders ravens ten and a half point favorites are the Baltimore Ravens for the raiders. We could make this quick because you're not really starting anybody dealing Rashard. Probably the player you feel most comfortable with in that backfield. Doug Martin does have that angle issue ankle issue. I think we'll learn more about it today. Then this John green dismissed it and said, it's nothing he's fine. It's other nothing or doing here. So again, if you're starting a raiders running back with most comfortable with Jalen Rashard. But Jared cook is probably the only pass catcher feel any confidence in. He's a top ten tight end play. For us this week. He's got fifteen targets over his past two games. Who knows if Dougherty Nelson's going to play on Sunday? The only reason I mentioned Jordy Nelson. Is that like if you're in a super deep league like someone might make the case for Marcel eightman after four catches last week and potentially some more work on Sunday, but the raiders are largely fantasy irrelevant. The ravens though are more interesting. Joe flacco looks unlikely to play this weekend's to funding. Are we that far with his hip injury? Yeah. I just don't think we're going to say they haven't had to issue. A report yet. You know, the ravens tell us nothing. But I just don't get the sense, especially the Marge Ackson one talk into the media. I mean, there's just a feeling that besides John Harbaugh did say one thing he said it's going to be tough that was immediately after last week's game which says to me now that he's a little bit more confident and Lamar Jackson just after that. It was okay to let us know that it's going to be tough for flacco to get finding one last question about Joe flacco hip. Does it lie? No, okay. I know where you're going with that trying to think of some clever like other line from the song that I could use was just no hips. Don't lie. Yeah. I think that was the correct? According to Twitter, by the way, sixty five percent say hips don't lie that was the ultimate. Here's a huge fan of the oh, six Ono fact total. Shomar Jackson weirdly, more of a fan of you in Ivan's to find. I thought that was odd. The night when she comes ten this. Lamar Jackson is a top fifteen quarterback play for us on the ESPN dot com rankings. The raiders are allowing league high six point six yards per play. And we know Mark Jackson gonna get plenty of run with his legs as well. These really interesting compelling because of that flexibility. I don't know how much the offense will change this week for the ravens, but the low volume passing things seems to persist. So the question Matthew is is there any Raven's pass catcher that you can feel confident mean like we barely have Michael Crabtree. And John Brown and Willie Snead ranked bear Willie seat is the highest ranked amongst all those players, but. We feel sure that just because he got the most targets last week that he is the one Raven's pass catcher you want to start this week too. Yes suppose. So I think there's just there's this kind of higher floor here for Willie snood who's had at least seven targets and seven straight games. Had a forty four percent target chair. I mean, if forty four percent target share with Lamar Jackson and his first start in week eleven so I don't feel confident in any of these guys. I think they run all over to them. I think it's a lot of them are Jackson. I think it's a, you know, it's outs Collins and Gus Edwards. But it's. But yes, if I have to start a pass catcher, it's Willie Snead Crabtree and Brown could easily get into the end zone, but they don't profile as people that are going to get a significant targets here. I don't think I don't think the ravens throw a ton of this game. And you mentioned Gus Edwards in further proof that we are in lockstep on this podcast all three of us. We haven't ranked the twenty eight e now it's possible by the way that he could be a top fifteen play. If he gets the same workload. It got last week. I think we're all hedging on the possibility that he is most likely to lead the ravens and running back snapped and carries but teams are fickle right to some weird stuff. And just in case they end up divvying up the workload more we have lowered a bit in the rankings. And we have Alex Collins not that far behind him because we just don't know that we can trust go on Kerry last week ended up to that landed him a touchdown. So just keep an eye on how the ravens put up these running back carries. The ravens are ten and a half point favorites in this game. I think the ravens with the raiders traveling west to east early game giving the ravens to cover Matthew. I will take the point. Yeah. I'll take against the raiders ravens. The ravens as well. Yeah. Dan, you got the ravens to find you. You know, Matthew wanna learn about why I've got pockets of meanness I would love. Let me please in light taste on ya shade may on why you have all these pockets of mean eighty if we study my ancestry through twenty three and me, you'll find out twenty three me, gene. Twenty Twenty-three in me is name for the twenty three pairs of chromosomes that make up our DNA. You know, what the, you know, the name of the mean, gene is what Oakland? Twenty in me as a personal genetic jokes are just for me kids. Some of them are just for me, some of them just amuse me. It's Keith said it, and I had no idea. 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You know since since week seven Broncos who created pressure thirty three percent of the time again when under pressure this season Rothlisberger passer rating, more than cut Naff. He's throwing twice as many interceptions as touchdowns last week. He got bailed out at the very end. He was brutal fantasy wise up until the last five minutes. I agree with the idea that road, Ben is no longer thing. He's been fine on the road. Yeah. But I just I have lower expectations. There's a number of quarterback. So I think have really good matchups that sort of vault up over him. You heard me talk about Brady, you heard me talk about you know, obviously, James Winston, Andrew luck. Russell there's you know, I have a lot of you can go check on my go. Check out my rankings if you want, but yeah, I mean Lamar Jackson. I've Omar Jackson over Ben Rothlisberger this week. So I just I think he'll be fine. But I think his I think the idea that he's gonna have suddenly a blow up game is not likely. Yeah. His projection is nineteen point three. I took the under. I like Ben Rothlisberger this week. I think they're a freight train right now offensively they are rolling with is on top two seed in the AFC. He was remarkable in the fourth quarter last week against the Jaguars. I don't think it's quite as difficult for him. This Sunday in Denver was such a great cast of pass sketchers say Ben Rothlisberger is not a top ten fantasy quarterback. This week say Ben Rothlisberger is a top ten finish the quarterback this week. Put it on the bowl enough for the Broncos. You are starting to players Philip Lindsay wealth. You're Steffi starting Philip Lindsay. But we weren't at all about manual Sanders. The past three games is averaging just ten points per game has changed for mango Sanders. It all of a sudden has this feeling like he's not as trustable in this offense. Matthew. Yeah. I don't know what it is. But for whatever reason just he's not getting the target share doesn't seem to be on the same page. Case keenum seems to have sort of regressed a little bit. He's got under sixty receiving yards in half his games this year. Right. And then you think about the Steelers who you know, after being kind of a leaky see for the first part of the season of really kind of right at the ship here. The top ranked pass defense over the last four weeks and some of that is opponent driven. But you know, give credit where credit is due. The Steelers have played really good defense recently. They have here's my reason for confidence that we all I think we all share for manual standard. He's catching seventy five percent of his target. Is this need ten targets in a game to be fantasy relevant Hedy date? He needs heck even seven in a given. For him can be good enough for Emmanuel Sanders. I think he'll comfortably get to that Mark. He's averaging eight targets per game. So far this season manual centers me to top twenty play for us, Portland Sutton. We kind of had some high hopes for we thought maybe this guy will break out. Right. He's in the Demaria's Thomas real it hasn't quite happened yet. And I don't know that this is the week that he goes nuts. We've got him as a top thirty play this week. But the Steelers to these point that's not a defense. And all of a sudden, you just Chuck it around on and feel like it's easy. Sledding ahead. The Broncos three and a half point underdogs in this game. I think the Steelers win and cover I'm in on the Steelers right now. How about you? I am as well. Okay. Let's define you. Yeah. Given Steelers right? Daniel I'm digging the Steelers as well a clean steel curtain sweep let's get to the Packers and the Vikings Sunday night football the game that was of course, flex so back to back weeks for Minnesota in the prime time slot for the Packers. Your starting. Devante atoms and Jones, correct. And Aaron Jones. Yep. Sorry. You are starting. Devante atoms. You're starting Aaron Jones put how about Jimmy Graham bean injured define you like he says he's gonna play. But I have a hard time. Imagining a tight end with a broken thumb being super effective. Yeah. Well, I think we all do. And that's why we assumed he was going to be out. We don't know yet. And there's really nothing to add at this point on Wednesday. Because the whole goal is for the Packers to try these different splints in protective devices on his thumb and for him to see how he does he has told Mike McCarthy he intends to try to go. But I think there's two questions one can tolerate the pain. I believe that he can cause he's that kind of guy. Can he be functional ineffective with it? That's a different matter. So we may not get an answer. Until later in the week. All right. We'll keep an eye on that one. But still I feel like I would be I would feel shaky. Even starting a player that has a broken hand or purposes pathway nervous about his ability. Catch a ball whether he plays or not we nervous about Aaron Rodgers and this matchup. Matthew Rogers has not been great. He's just been like for fantasy. He is not met his expectations, and we can talk about it from a real football standpoint. But this Vikings defense like some weeks. They look great and say look like last week where they were just okay. Where do you fall on the Aaron Rodgers value for week twelve? I haven't as my number ten quarterback. I was a starter. But Aaron Rodgers at ten so should tell you that. I am concerned. I'm lowering expectations here. Biking's the number two defense against the pass over the last four weeks since week eight rogers's QB eleven on a per game basis and again since week six these Vikings allow just ten points per game two opposing quarterbacks. And so it's it's a game is in Minnesota this one this one makes me a little nervous. Yeah. You know hat tip to our buddy. Rogers. But yeah, how about this Aaron Rodgers and drew Brees are tied for the league lead with just I guess lowest number of interceptions at one piece the differences. Drew Brees is completing seventy six point nine percent of his passes. Aaron Rodgers is twenty sixth at sixty one point behind the likes of case. Keenum Brock Osweiler Dak Prescott guys that are played inconsistent football this year or head of Aaron Rodgers a a category. You expect them to be one of the best in the NFL at for the Vikings. You're starting at him feel you are starting to find Dick's. They're awesome dalvin cook. Despite last week shredded struggles still crack our top fifteen for running backs. He got twelve carries last week. And is getting you fifteen touches you're going to take your chances more often and not than not. But have we given up on players like our Rudolph. It's a starter. And how her cousins this week? Are you not eat on Kirk cousins? Either matthew. Yeah. Kirk cousins is scored twenty one points twice this season. Yeah. Like, that's it last week games. Five touchdown passes for interceptions. He hasn't been great. Now. Look, it's not a it's not a matchup. Particularly scares you. Hear the Packers. You know, middle of the pack in terms of their past defense over the last four weeks, and they are twenty four th against the run. So my expectation is again to your point about dalvin cook. I think you see a lot of cooking with areas Murray. I think cousins will be fine here. But I don't have them inside my top ten because I don't think there's going to. I don't see him having a huge blow at game. Because I don't think he's going to need to one of the problems when you have a defense as good as Minnesota you often don't get into the shootout games which leads to big fantasy production. The other concern about Kirk cousins is not running which are like, wait a minute. What do you mean? Hank Cam Newton. But honestly coming to the season. This is somebody that had had was scoring like four or five touchdowns with his legs per year. Yeah. That was something that always was a big part of his fantasy value and this year. That's just not a part of his game. Three and a half point favorites are the. Minnesota vikings. I got the Vikings to cover this one something's afoot with agree with the Packers right now. Just not just not there this year. Who got I will take the Vikings. Well, I will tell you. What's not there? They're not a good football team. They're they're they're actually I believe I mean, they're probably a bottom ten team without Aaron Rodgers. Right. I mean like last year. I mean, that's the the brilliance of Rogers is what keeps that team afloat? And of course, Aaron Jones my my love Aaron Jones, but it'd be you know, what they don't they're kings. They don't have a ton there. I am taking the Vikings. And as long as there's this weird impasse between Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers I think it's going to continue to be a problem for the Packers. It's a good point right there Daniel cardinals and chargers in this game for the cardinals. You are starting David Johnson. And I think you're probably still starting Larry FitzGerald. He's got over forty receiving yards twice this season. But he had the two touchdowns last week. He's a flex play for us as you've got the deductions, but he got on four targets onto catches. Yeah. To touches four targets. And the chargers actually, really good against the slot fifth fewest completions yards in completion percentage against in the NFL. And so is not a great match up your banking on the talent of Larry FitzGerald. And you're hoping for volume because we haven't seen the volume it's been inconsistent. The kind of looks that he's been getting. Here's what you're starting for the chargers. Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen too, bad men. They have been unbelievable. How about Philip rivers to find? He's got multiple touchdown passes in every game this season. He does. And he has a very high Flora's part of the reason I like it more than seventeen points in eight out of ten games. So, you know, you're going to you know, Philip rivers is gonna throw the ball. You just sometimes have to take a little bit of the good with the bad because I going to throw it to the wrong team. But he is averaging a career high nine point zero eight yards per tempt. That's good enough to be fourth-highest in the NFL as long as Chandler Jones isn't live inside of his eardrum on on Sunday afternoon. I'm good with that as well. Philip rivers has been super consistent this year. My only concern my only concern is just what's the volume. Right. I mean. He's to your point about gonna turn it over to running. Yeah. I think I think Josh Rosen struggles against this. Now, Joey Bosa lead chargers defense. I think you're gonna get good field position. I think it's a big Melvin Gordon game. I just don't see him having to sling. You know, get into some sort of shootout with Josh Rosen here he has two touchdown passes in pretty much every single game this year, but he hasn't thrown three since week four. So it's one of those things that I agree with you. There's a very high floor. But I think is upside is limited given the way I think this game plays out chargers or twelve and a half point favorites here. It's a big number charter still though to bounce back after really humiliating loss. Sometimes after those big losses they wanna win in dominant fashion. So I'm gonna take Philip rivers. Charters have a big day to go Jaya's, go go Chandra's, go rid of that. He got the chargers. All right there you go tight and Texans. It's game. Of course. A Monday night football ESPN. Over under is just a few points less than the chiefs and Rams last week for the titans. I dunno. There's anybody that you were saying is a starter in part because we don't know who's going to play quarterback for them to find about. And because it's Monday game. No Interport 'til Thursday marks maryetta with the stinger. We talked about this the other day. I don't I don't know that you're going to get an answer till late late. Guide. Look Corey Davis is a volume dependent, you know, hope for a score wide receiver three. Yeah. And I guess to an extent so is Dion Lewis but against Texans defense. Like, I think this is a game you probably want to avoid if he can fantasy purposes I'm with you as well. We just hope that Dion Lewis keeps that steady volume and makes more of it last week. He got the touch issues did not do enough with those touches in that game for the Texans. You know, you're starting de'andre Hopkins. You love him Lamar Miller sort of always in that flex territory. Shawn Watson outside of our top twelve for quarterbacks this week. We're not saying you have to sit to Shawn Watson a lot of people are going to play him because of the upside there. It's just become a little bit less low volume of an offense and the touchdowns have not been there in bunches like they were last season when he was seemingly thrown a touchdown every other passing play KiKi cuties kind of interesting here though, like if you had to play a second wide receiver amongst Texans to we think for sure that it's KiKi Cutie over to Maria's Thomas math. Few percent. I was like I do. Yeah. Yeah. You want to answer this instead of me. Hey, listen. I don't care. I'm just curious on this Damaris Thomas when he was traded from the Broncos to the Texans. Head some less than stellar words about the Broncos, right? He kind of called him out. And eventually Joe Vance Joseph their head coach like we've got to put an end to this, right? He's got one target last game. Like this go back to squeaky wheel routine and see if this week he will get the grease again. I would also. But I mean, it's it's hard to pick to forecast him over Cutie this week KiKi Cutie had a thirty seven and a half target share in week eleven and again, we talked about this. And if you watch fantasy football now last week, Dan grisanti reporting from the game talked about how when talking with members of the Texas coaching staff. They they're like they keep discovering more and more about KiKi Cutie in terms of his speed in terms of like they initially thought they just kind of a slot receiver. No like, whoa. There's a lot more. We can do with this guy. There's things that we can sort of try to explode starting with his speed. And so I think you'll just continue to see his route tree expand and more plays in packages for KiKi Cutie. Yeah. For not just in this game. But for the rest of season gimme KiKi Cutie over to marry his Thomas Texans or six and a half point favorite day. The titans. Find a way to cover but the Texans win you. That is a big number. But I'm I'm thinking, it's Blaine gathered give me the Texans. Daniel I am going to take the Texans. Texans. All right three in favor of the Texans last two games here. But we're going to get to those crappy promo. Your time's bestselling author. Matthew berry with another self-serving self-indulgent all about me. Does we keep talking about sort of holiday shopping and everything like that? And you guys know talking about fantasy life dot com by to get one free. Check that out use the promo code ex-miss M AS, I wanna mention Amazon look everyone's on Amazon. You guys are always on Amazon checking it out. Well, if you go to Amazon dot com slash fantasy life. We got a sale going on there by two or more items at Amazon dot com slash fantasy life and get twenty five percent off. Here's the code you use F L. Thanks so fantasy life. Thanks, but F L thanks that the promo code at Amazon dot com slash fantasy life. Get twenty five percent off when you buy two or more items there, and by the way, it's all prime. So for those of you that are members of Amazon prime feels like everyone is you can get it very very quickly. So go ahead and check that out Amazon dot com slash fantasy life there. We're going to say goodbye to our friends on the Twitter live streaming wrap up for the podcast version with their final. Games. Happy thanksgiving to all of you. That are watching happy thanksgiving. We will see you Sunday on panacea football. Now. The dolphins go to Indianapolis to play the red hot colts. And for the dolphins. It's not a mystery to find you Ryan tannehill starting to Sunday. Yeah. He's going to be back. And it's just be really curious to see how he plays because this is the type of condition with his shoulder that. There's there's just no guarantees. We'll have to see if he were to take a hit certainly that kind of stressed that capsule that he had injured before that could set him back if you were to fall awkwardly on it that could send them back, and you could go out and have a fine outing and be you know, feel really good and be good going forward. So you're not going to know until you see it in action how he looks. And how he how he feels going forward could be a week to week assessment. Matthew, one of the big questions with the dolphins is what can you get a Kenyan Drake week to week? And I think the answer is you just don't know between him and Frank gore gore gets the carries Drake sometimes gets touchdowns. Like, it's a shot the dark on both of them. Has yet to have more than fourteen carries in a game this season. It's Kenyan Drake right ranks twenty fifth in yards per carry after first contact the season among thirty nine running backs twenty fifth out of thirty nine colts defense allows the third fewest yards per carry before first contact played good run defense here last three games. Frank gore has out carried Kenyan Drake forty five to twenty three. And so the Colt who over the last four weeks have been a top eight run defense. It is you are you're hoping for a touchdown here. With Kenyan Drake, I'm t-. I took the under eleven point six points here. He he made the hate list for the colts. You certainly feel good about Andrew lock in Marlin MAC and T Y Hilton. But do we think now that people should be not starting Eric Hebron athlete? I'm not trying to be funny, but he had zero targets last week. And there are so few tight enough. Just we clearly feel as though Jack Doyle is tied and you want to start but Yvan even usable this week for you, Matthew. I mean, it depends on. How desperate you are might. I don't think. So because it depends on like, look if you're starting him over, you know, you're in a league where you just lost Jimmy Graham, and you need somebody, and he's like a warm body out there we've seen, but I think he has your hope Eric Brown is basically you need a touchdown. Right. And he's as he's as likely to score one as Moala Cox. I mean, honestly, I mean, they're they're they're they're Eric Brown is not playing a lot of a lot of snaps at all not getting a lot of targets not running a lot of routes. It is Jack does job. And so I mean. Him scoring three touchdowns on four total touches one of which was a rushing attempt was so unbelievably fluky, I'm still not over it. By the way, cost me a loss in the war. I'm so let over but anyway, so no, I I don't believe Eric run. It's anything other than a touchdown dependent. Dart throw Coulter nine and a half point favorites. And they win and cover. They're on a roll right now. How about you throw a thanksgiving role? I see what you did there. But I I will take the colts as well to to cover this. I'm not a believer in Ryan tannehill. And I mean, I believe he exists, but not that he leaves them to victory over the culture even a competitive game. Here you mentioned thanksgiving rolls here. Thirsty Qazi of the results of our Twitter poll. Yeah, we do as soon as we get done picking the rest of this game to find you who is it that you want. I want the colts place. I'm gonna take the colts as well. Four picks for the colts. And the answer to our Twitter poll is the best. Holidays. Thanksgiving side is stuffing with eighty one percent purple stuff gets ten percent and cranberry sauce brings rear at nine Pacific about that Safai purple stuff, which people don't even know what that shows the aunt Lois. Yeah. I mean, actually beat your cranberry. Cranberries, very divisive. I will acknowledge that there's lots of ice if like ninety one percent or anti very unifying most people have based sauce kicking stuff. And by the way, it's only stuffing if it's in the bird. So I'm assuming it's in the real deal. None of the package you just put in the dressing. Right. If it's not in the bird stuffing is bird. Well, right. That's how it gets its name 'cause you've stuffed it in the birth. I just want him. It was her. Doing that. Because that's legit. Once you once you come over to the house and make sure I've stopped. I gotta say I wanna through the one thing really quickly. Yeah. The reason why I do not eat stuffiness because the idea of eating something that you have shoved into a turkeys, but has no interest in me. Like, I just don't it doesn't do it for me not thirties but first of all such turkeys dead. Where did you put it like how was eat shove it in the turkeys in in the kind of stuff it in the net that have been ripped out already. Okay. Cool. That sounds so much better. Put in the next Bill rather than the dead bird. Whole you're eating the bird. That sounds delicious. I don't know what he goes stuff. Sounds great. All right last thing here. One more game Jaguars go to buffalo to play the bills. The bills coming off of by the Jaguars coming off of a game where they collapsed against the Steelers for the Jags. You know, you're starting it's Leonard for net for the bills. It's pretty much the same thing. There's one player of interest. It's running back Leshan McCoy, but we've got them, and then you're only semi interest. He was awesome in that last game before the by. But the Jaguars have been racer of opposing RV ones back this week. We we think but Sean McCall you're playing and you're hoping he finds the end zone. We don't think a months game is a head for Leshan McCoy the Jaguars three and a half point favorites on the road. And as crazy as it feels to pick the Jaguars going to buffalo after that collapsed last week, and I'm gonna go with the Jags again, Matthew who you got, you know. The bills getting points at home, given how bad the Jags have been. I'm gonna take the bills. Okay. Fine. You I know that extra bad at throwing the ball, and they're gonna have a tough time against buffalo doing that. But I think they're going to be able to think it's going to be Leonard fournette, I'll tell you Jack. Yeah, I'm taking Leonard fournette and the Jags like both of the defenses in this game up there. So hey, did you see this? So this is pretty good. So Tyler all Quist. Yeah. On Twitter suggested this SU Boston College bet if I win. Yeah. I get a toast. Yeah. That's my toes. But if field wins I have to sit at the kids table. Bet. I will. I don't know if we want to do that. But I will say that is a good bad bad. So I wouldn't want you to to the kids though, I know. Yeah. You know? No. I don't think you'd get to like invade the plans of the wedding through a bet that shape and is like way. My future one. Shaping wits. This ties to Matthew that's happening at my wedding. Yeah. About this rather than cheapen doing the dollar dance. Matthew is the one that addresses up and does the dollar now you should be. So I'm saying it's enticing as that is Daniel I think I'm going to pass. And I think that I think that makes sense we have five days. Let's. We'll share it at some point before the game kicks off Saturday at noon. In the meantime, thank you for all the listeners do as a loyal audience. We could not be more grateful for what you bring to us. We are thankful for health or family, our friends, our jobs, those that you listen to us every single day the opportunity to do something that we love. In the meantime, method no TV show today. Correct. No TV show. But you can check out the the week twelve love hate. It's streaming right now on ESPN. 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