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Fake Teams fantasy football mailbag: Start Javorius Allen or Phillip Lindsay?

Plus who will be the Monstars in Space Jam 2.

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Welcome to another week of Fake Teams fantasy football mailbag. If you want to send in your questions for next week’s mailbag, here are the ways to join:

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Quickly before we get into this week’s mailbag, I was realizing that maybe it might be more helpful to have the mailbag come out earlier in the week to help people with their waiver wire add decisions. So I’ve added a poll for you to vote when would be the more helpful time to have the mailbag come out so leave your vote below:


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Onto the mailbag:

Q: Buck Allen or Phillip Lindsay at RB2 in PPR?
— @AndetheEngineer

Lindsay. Buck has been great to start the season, but last week marked the first time he had double digit carries in a game this season. I think his fantasy value is still a little too touchdown dependent to be a reliable start in PPR leagues right now.

Lindsay on the other hand is averaging 15 touches a game when he doesn’t get thrown out early for punching someone in a scrum. He hasn’t had below 10 carries yet this season and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Lindsay is by far the sureer..... surer...... the more sure....... the more certain start this week.

Follow up Q: In my Superflex League, should I keep rolling with Cousins & Wentz or replace one of them with a streamer like Luck or Bortles?

Keep rolling with Cousins and Wentz. Neither are on a bye this week and while people maybe bemoaning the lack of a Vikings ground game (ya boy included), Cousins has been slinging the ball all around the field in Minnesota and is currently QB6 in standard scoring. Wentz meanwhile is still getting his feet under him but so is Luck so who’d you rather have rest of the season: the guy coming back from ACL when you don’t need legs to throw or the guy coming back from a shoulder injury to his throwing arm and hasn’t played football for two years? My vote is stay patient with Wentz.

I’m proud to say I’ve figured out Blake Bortles so far this season. He is season 1 of The Office. The Pilot is fine but it’s a pilot. You get what you expect, just like Blake’s 176 yard, one touchdown, one interception performance is exactly what you expected from him. Then he goes off for 376 yards and four TDs, making the football world reconsider everything they thought they knew. This coincides nicely with Diversity Day which, to this day, is still one of the most painful and amazing episodes The Office has ever produced. It’s the first time where you fully come to grips with what you’re getting yourself into. Week 3, Bortles is Bortles, just like Health Care is a fine episode. Then Blake looks great again just as Jim and Dwight form an alliance. If we follow this into this week, Blake Bortles is about to have a Basketball level performance against the Chiefs. I don’t know about you, but that means he’s gonna be putting up a BIG show.

Q: did you see my call that said james white would have a big game vs the phins?
— @SupremeManBoy

I missed that but good call. White’s gonna have a big game tonight so all you White owners, fire him up. The Colts defense so far this season has given up the fifth most receptions to running backs and the fourth most receiving yards. White’s about to go for 150 yards through the air on 15 catches. Mark my words.

Q: NOW THAT SPACE JAM 2 IS HAPPENING, WHO ARE THE 2020 MONSTARS (assuming that’s when it’s coming out)?!?!
— Will G.

Alright, let’s start with who were the Monstars back in the OG Space Jam

  • Charles Barkley
  • Shawn Bradley
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Larry Johnson
  • Muggsy Bogues

Right off the bat, Shawn Bradley was just there because he’s freakishly tall so that’s an easy guy to replace. Say hello to your first Monstar: Boban Marjanovic.

Muggsy was there to be the humorous counterpoint to Bradley’s height so clearly we’re looking for a short NBA player and clearly the answer here is Isaiah Thomas. Duh.

Charles Barkley is also an easy recast. He was the orange Monstar who used his strength and large girth to push people around off the block. Now, maybe this guy doesn’t have the same girth that Barkley had, but he certainly has the strength and the constant smack talk ability and that man is Draymond Green. Shouldn’t be a surprise there.

For Patrick Ewing, you want a guy who is smooth and charismatic. After all, Ewing’s Monstar is the one most people think of when they picture the Monstars. He was the green one, who’s name I guess was Bang. Who knew. For that role, I give you the man with the greatest Twitter account in the NBA: Joel Embiid.

Finally, we have Larry Johnson’s replacement. He was the purple guy and I guess your starting two guard because I guess Draymond is playing the three with Embiid at the four and Boban at the five. This team is only missing one thing, and that is a balls to the wall machine that will stop at nothing to break and destroy the Looney Tunes and LeBron James, whatever it takes. Come on down Russell Westbrook.

So there’s your Monstar squad for Space Jam 2:

  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Draymond Green
  • Joel Embiid
  • Boban Marjanovic

Hope you can dunk from the otherside of the court LeBron.

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