Welcome to another week of Fake Teams fantasy football mailbag. If you want to send in your questions for next week’s mailbag (it comes out every Thursday, just in time for football), here are the ways to join:
- tweet @petemrogers or @Faketeams using #FTFFmailbag
- email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- leave your question in the comments!
Onto the mailbag:
Q: Slim Pickens in a deep league, ppr for a TE/WR flex spot, J.Ross, Patterson, Pettis, Tyrell, ASJ
I’m going to stick with my guy John Ross who had one catch for four yards and a touchdown last week. That’s a 1:1 catch to touchdown ratio. In the world of analytics and cybermetrics, that is what we in the biz like to call the Scoring Ratio. You always play players with the Scoring Ratio.
I’m not sold on Pettis right now despite his strong performance in Minnesota. I talked about him on Thursday’s podcast and had him as a sit. The only reason he had playing time against the Vikings was because Marquise Goodwin left with an injury and if he’s healthy to play Sunday, Pettis has not starting value for me. Cordarrelle Patterson is too gimmicky in New England right now to have real starting value and I’d pick Mike Williams over Tyrell Williams in the Williams battle in LA, despite his Scoring Ratio. (Yea, contradicted myself within 100 words, that’s A+ journalism for ya.)
Q: Trade offer I got: they send me Kareem Hunt for JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adrian Peterson. Good trade?
— Kim C.
Take this trade and never look back. I’m going to assume that you have wide receiver depth to play with and even if not, buy Hunt where ever you can. Last week’s performance is not going to be the norm and the more “GAAHHHHH SELL ALL THE BAD PLAYERS ON MY TEAM NOW” people you can take advantage of, the better.
Andy Reid creates RB1s from nothing just like he did last year and he’s going to do it again this year. Hunt is too talented and the Chiefs offense too stacked for him not to have a productive season. I also love taking advantage of people who think Adrian Peterson has legs still to play a full season, says the guy who just added Adrian Peterson to one of his teams.
What? I like his matchup against the Colts.
Q: 0.5 PPR: M Jones Jr, A Robinson, T Lockett at WR3? Or drop one of them for B Marshall or Q Enunwa? Thanks!
Shit, I really want to tell you to pick up Quincy Enunwa but I’m having a hard time thinking who you drop for him. I’m not ready to quit on Marvin Jones just yet and Allen Robinson was the Bears’ most targeted receiver Sunday night. I’m not quite sold on the Tyler Lockett hype but someone in Seattle has to catch footballs for Russell Wilson and he seems to have been doing a pretty good job of that. BUT SAM DARNOLD BASICALLY ONLY THREW THE BALL TO ENUNWA MONDAY NIGHT!
My first recommendation is get Enunwa on your team by dropping either your 2nd QB or TE if you have one and then look to your running backs. If all else fails, I’m picking Lockett as the sacrificial lamb.
Ok, now let’s actually answer your question. Who do you start? I’m taking Allen Robinson this week. I can’t argue with his target share and the Seahawks defense is far from what it once was. Plus, if this game becomes a shootout, I’m buying the Bears’ top receiver.
Q: What’s your Mt. Rushmore of favorite movie comedies ever??
I spent a lot of time thinking about this. Not only do the movies have to be excellent—obviously or else what is the point—they also have to have memorable characters to the point where their face would be put up on a mountain. Tropic Thunder is one of my favorite comedies ever but whose face is going up on the mountain? So, after much deliberation, here’s my list:
4. Napoleon Dynamite - I debated long and hard on this between ND and Austin Powers International Man of Mystery. But I picked Napoleon Dynamite for two reasons: 1) I was the perfect age for Napoleon Dynamite when it came out and as such it will forever have a place in my heart. Plus, Napoleon’s look was made to go onto a mountain side. And 2) already have Mike Myers’ face on the mountain with movie number two so that’s that.
3. The Blues Brothers - This is one of the greatest movies ever made because of the cameos and musical numbers it has. And the 30 minute long car chase that blows up all of Chicago’s police cars. Elwood and Jake’s faces belong on that mountain.
2. Wayne’s World - One of the most quotable comedies ever, Wayne’s World is an obvious choice if not just for the Bohemian Rhapsody head bang scene.
1. Anchorman - And finally, THE most quotable comedy of all time, Anchorman is just a perfectly made film. I watched it recently and just was astounded how every other word said is quoteable. A perfectly written film and perfectly acted, this is truly the Mt. Rushmore of comedies. Ron Burgundy, you’ve made it!
Honorable mentions: My Cousin Vinny, This Is Spinal Tap, Airplane, The Naked Gun, Dr. Strangelove, The Big Lebowski, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.