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I might be making this up, but doesn’t Denver play the Flavor Flav “Yeah Boy!” when Randy Foye hits a three?  Well I hope they do!  After a brutal Super Bowl for the Broncos (and America), the Denver populous got some slight redemption with Foye hitting this buzzer-beater last night.  Sportscenter!  But even with that game-winner, Foye had a rainbow flirt of 14/7/4/1/2.  That’s not ThrAGNOF!  Even with Ty Lawson back, Foye is rackin’ up multi-cat!?  I haven’t been a big Foye fan for shallower leagues this year – I thought he was constantly overvalued – but getting 16 dimes in his previous game then a nice all-around line last night with Ty-Ty back; I think I’m a little more a believer.  Sure it’s only one game against a fast-paced Clippers team, but 40+ minutes yet again last night and now in three straight games and Foye is looking pretty locked in for good value right now.  Owned in 57% of Yahoo leagues seems a little thin.  Show ya Foye a little Flavor of Love.  Here’s what else I saw last night in NBA action:

Evan Fournier – Wellllll there goes that… Only 9:16 last night while the aforementioned Foye/Lawson backcourt played 85 minutes.  The Virgin just didn’t get any action!

Joakim Noah – Turned the Bulls/Kings game into an episode of Jerry Springer!  “Quick, grab Taj Gibson, make him act like Steve the bouncer!”  Got a second technical on – and yes even I as a Noah hater would admit – a pretty ticky-tack loose ball foul then started cursing out the refs and had to be pulled off the court by some Bulls assistant coach.  Was pretty hilarious.  New commissioner Adam Silver is going to get to flash his wings with a decision here!  Could be a game suspension, or just a fine, I really don’t know.  But stay tuned in case Noah gets a suspension.  If Noah does, he’ll probably be like, “Adam Silver can sign MY balls!”

Derrick Williams - Hahahahahahaha.  Shaqtin a Fool…

Brandon Knight – Oh man, am I in love!  I’m probably going to rank Knight with a Luminescent Lithuanian-type reckless abandon next year…

J.R. Smith – Well if you hung through shoelace-gate and the subsequent benchings, you’re doing just fine right now.  30/7/3 with 6 treys.  Still doesn’t make me a Smith fan though… “A good shooter when he’s on!”

John Henson – Still out with a sore wrist.  Larry Drew made him do pushups after missing a layup in practice.  While I made that up, Drew would be pulling some sort of pedantic coaching strategies.  Get him outta there!

Lee Daniels’ Caron Butler – “All the wins the Bucks have is because of that Butler!”  Not true in the slightest… Suffered a high-ankle sprain and will miss some decent time.  Tough to really say there’s a winner with this news given Drew’s overly-talked about crap rotations, but should keep Giannis Antetokounmpo fairly busy.  15/3/2/1/0 in 29 minutes last night, and if the allure of multi-cat still calls to you, I think now is the time to reach into the Alphabet Soup.

Lee Daniels’ Jimmy Butler – “The Bulls would’ve lost by 40 if not for that Butler!”  That’s actually true… 17/5/1/3/0 and about the only Bull who did anything worthwhile.

D.J. Augustin – Still have faith.  31 minutes and still racked up 7 assists despite shooting an atrocious 2-11.  The Bulls fell asleep in Sleep Train…

Blake Griffin – 36/11/4 but not quite enough for a Clip W losing on the Foye heartbreaker.

Chris Paul – Reported he’ll be back either Friday against the Raptors or Sunday against the 76ers.  If you’re a Paul owner, you’re frothing at the mouth for that 76ers matchup to end your week.  He might go 15/5/15 in 20 minutes.

DeMarcus Cousins – Returned from the ankle sprain and looked really friggin’ good.  25/16/4/0/1 and shot 8-15.  Still made a lot of whiney faces though… But hey, the Kings crushed in the battle of whining front lines.

Jimmer Fredette – Give it to Jimmer!  5-5 (1-1 3PTM) 11/1/4/2/0 and looked like an NBA player.  Knock on wood, but if Isaiah Thomas got hurt, there’s a slight chance Jimmer could start.  Very slight, but this was the best I’ve ever seen him play (albeit in pseudo-junk time and limited minutes).

Nick Calathes – Speaking of PGs barely getting minutes then all the sudden thrust into starting roles, Mr. Alopecia himself Nick Calathes with a solid 8/3/3/4/0 line and no TOs.  Should’ve played more minutes too (only 29) – seemed to drive the Grizzlies offense pretty well.  Worth the stream while starting if you can.

James Johnson – Continues to look really good when he plays.  8/6/4/0/2 with some crazy moves like this layup.  In the most un-breaking news you could ever imagine, Tayshaun Prince looked awful.  Still don’t think JJ would hopscotch to 30 minutes a night in the starting line-up, but games like this one make it hard to dismiss that thought entirely.

Steven Adams – The 20-year-old plays like a big bully out there.  Love it.  He’s 7-0 and moves ridiculously well, and looked awesome last night for 5/5/1/1/4 in 23 minutes.  Slim is by no means crazy for loving him in dynasty.  I do too.

Victor Oladipo – Another tough shooting night (2-11), but you love the 6/5/11/4/0 line.  Helps the dimes that Jameer Nelson was out again, but hey, not too shabby.

John Wall – Rainbow alert!  Call the rainbow police!  22/5/5/3/2 with two treys to ice the cake.

Robin Lopez – 12/9 with 4 blocks.  Had 9 blocks in his last 7 games before this one.  So I’m still not going to give RoLo any love.  Well for fantasy.  In real life, he’s been a big help for the Blazers.  And if he wants to, you know, hit me up and go out for a drink I wouldn’t say no…

Dwayne Wade – Why you held onto him.  A lot of people were talking drop and you just can’t do that.  30/10/5 shooting 13-19 and looked fine.  Still not trying to buy off any owner though.   They would surely jack up the price tag after this game.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 3 fouls in 8 minutes and just never saw the floor.  Damn that Wade!  I thought he had bum knees!

LeBron James – Rainbow alert!  Triple-double flirt!  24/8/11/2/2.  He’s decent at basketball…

Brandon Jennings – Rainbowed as well for 26/4/6/3/2.  Unlike Wade, BJ did officially get my buy low tramp stamp.  Hopefully a few owners were able to pick him up for cheap during that shooting slump.

Tony Wroten – Still able to rack up 18/6/3/1/0 in only 25 minutes behind a starting PG Michael Carter-Williams.  Wroten is going to be a playoff gold mine when MCW gets shut down.  I just know it’s gonna happen.

Kevin Garnett – Got a rainbow line out of nowhere.  I guess anything is possible!  6/7/4/2/5 in what might be his best line of the year.  I would fact-check that, but since he’s barely fantasy relevant, I’ll just throw out a broad guess there…

Mirza Teletovic – ThrAGNOF!

Tyreke Evans – Hurt his McRib last night.  Hey, at least it’s not another McAnkle!

Alexis Ajinca – Very solid 8/10/1/1/2 in 27 minutes.  You just never know what C will get run, but if Ajinca stays in the high-20s he could be a deep league source of blocks for you.

Tony Parker – Going to only talk about French players from here on out apparently… 32/9.  Furious Frenchman abound!

Anderson Varejao – Waittttt, he’s not French!  Got back into the lineup for 10/5/0/3/0.  Only 25 minutes and should be owned in virtually all leagues.  I bet a few impatient owners cut him loose.

Kyrie Irving & Jarrett Jack – Both had 3 boards, 8 dimes and 3 TOs.  Cue the Justin Timberlake single!  Kyrie put up 27 to Jack’s 12… Jack shot a better percentage though!  “Give me the ball, coach, wahhhhhhhh I’m Jarrett Jack!”

Tristan Thompson – Crushed you in our bet last night Slim!  17/8/1/0/2 vs. Andray Blatche‘s 0/0/0/0/0.  The bet was specifically for one-day only on Feb 3 right?

Jose Calderon – Handed out a dimebag.  11/2/10, only 1 TO, shot 4-7 and 3-5 from deep.  The underrated year continues!  Wanna know what else is underrated?  Chest hair.

Terrence Ross – The Ross giveth and the Ross taketh away.  Crikey!

Kyle Lowry – Ruh roh.  Knee soreness and had to come out early.  He said it’s not serious, but this is Kyle Lowry we’re talking about.  I’m a little worried.

Greivis Vasquez – 28 minutes of 12/3/4/1/0 and would be a big pickup if Lowry misses time.  Keep a hawk eye on this one.  Or is it hawk’s eye?  Keep Iowa on it…

Rudy Gobert – A whopping 31 minutes.  0/8/1/0/3.  It’s like old DeAndre Jordan numbers!  Enes Kanter didn’t get any Favors without Derrick Favors in the lineup, with Enes only going for 20 mins.  Corbin hates Kanter like D’Antoni hates Jordan Hill

 

I hope everyone got a big start in a full slate of Monday games, and don’t forget to ThrAGNOF tonight on a lighter slate!

From Around The Web

  1. mUshi says:
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    hey, so my previous trade didn’t push through. The other owner countered with aldridge, beal, smith, e.gordon, markieff for george, drummond, jrue, henson, hardaway. I feel like im giving up way too much. am i right or should i just take this offer? currently 5th and i’m not sure if i could wait on the injured guys… soo, here’s my team (13 team weekly roto):
    rubio, beal, e. gordon, smith
    lebron, marion, bosh, aldridge, markieff
    ross, steve blake and vasquez

    thanks!

    • mUshi says:
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      @mUshi: oh also, my bosh and smith for lawson?

      • mUshi says:
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        @mUshi: that’s JR smith btw

      • matt says:
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        @mUshi: id do that trade in a heartbeat! Before I did the other ones. That’s my opinion. Lawson is byyy far the best player in this deal

    • matt says:
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      @mUshi: why do people make bonehead multi player trades? Just do a one for two or something along those lines. Guys trading 1/2 of their teams smh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mUshi: I kinda like the big deal, I’d still take George over Aldridge in a vacuum but close, then it’s close all the way through. Much rather the Bosh and Smith deal for Lawson, huge upgrade there.

  2. 740 says:
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    Sup JB, 12team h2h 8cats. was offered Walker, Hibbert, Frye for my AD, Burke. thoughts?

    Thank u

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      MY TEAM:

      Kyrie Irving, Cle PG
      Bradley Beal, Wsh SG
      Nicolas Batum, Por SF, SG
      Anthony Davis, Nor C, PF
      Larry Sanders, Mil C, P
      Ty Lawson, Den PG
      Amir Johnson, Tor PF, C
      Victor Oladipo, Orl SG, PG
      DeMarre Carroll, Atl SF
      Ramon Sessions, Cha PG
      Trey Burke, Uta PG
      Anderson Varejao, Cle C
      Robin Lopez, Por C

      • matt says:
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        @740: Nope with a capital N The brow’s worth way more than those guys. Plus you have plenty of assist on your roster already

        • matt says:
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          @matt: sorry meaning AD is the best player on your team and the best player in the trade. That’s what I meant

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Yeah I agree, I wouldn’t sell Davis for that. Burke I think is a buy low right now and think he’ll bounce back for ya

  3. peter says:
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    Whats up JB. Im in 7th place. Trey Burke and Eric Bledsoe are on my waver wire. I was thinking about picking one of them up and dropping Reggie Jackson or Markieff Morris. Who would you pick up and who would you drop. (I’m just looking for the best players, I have holes everywhere)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @peter: In 7th I wouldn’t want to add another hole with Bledsoe there. I’d want to try and find a way to get Burke on your team. Wouldn’t mind dropping Jackson since he has a shelf life w/ Westbrook back at some point

  4. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    is it time to drop Marion in my 8 team league? Tobias harris is available or Frye or gerald green or P. Bev

  5. Brian says:
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    My Team:
    G: Irving, Teague, Walker, Augustin.
    F: Korver, Carrol, T.Jones, M.Williams
    C: Ibaka, Dirk, Vucevic, Turiaf

    League Standings (9cat)
    11 12 12 7 7 7 6 11 9

    I got a trade offer Irving and t. jones for b.Griffin and T. Burke. I have looked at avg stats and it looks like both sides are equal in almost all cats. Would you do this trade or would you want the griffin side to maybe throw in a t.gibson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brian: I’d ask for Taj but seems like a solid deal, I like Burke as a buy low

  6. Taki says:
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    Sup man, Steve Nash coming back…you think he will be fantasy relevant anytime soon?

    • matt says:
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      @Taki: AHAHAHAHA he’s 63 yrs old isn’t he?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Taki: Too many PGs, worth a flier in like 16 teamers maybe

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I saw Dantoni is shifting Meeks to SF and starting Blake at SG. That’s got to make blake a little more appealing if it sticks, no? Plus, you have to imagine the lakers try and move either (or both) blake and farmar since I think they are on the last year of their deals. You’d think someone would want a vet like Blake down the stretch. Maybe Golden State? What I’m getting at is, should I still be holding Marshall to see how this plays out?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shaft: Yeah holding Marshall is about the only recommendation I could get behind. Don’t think any of Blake Farmar or Nash will have any sort of value unless Marshall got hurt. Doubt any of them could start anywhere else either.

          • Shaft says:
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            @JB Gilpin: yeah, I’ll still probably hold for a little bit longer, but if the rest of this week is anything like tonight I’ll probably be having to look elsewhere. If that’s the case, who is the add: chalmers, Felton, Lin, pbev, blake, Nash, or foye? 8cat h2h

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shaft: I’d go ahead and grab Chalmers. Like the steals and all around game

  7. Principle Blackman says:
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    Do you like Knight or Calderon better in 12-team roto, 3pt% is a cat. no TOVs.

    • matt says:
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      @Principle Blackman: Knight but Calderon is safer % maybe a 3pt more per. Upside knight

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principle Blackman: With no TOs I like Knight. Calderon’s underrated value to me has a lot to do with his great low TOs in those formats

  8. Prodders says:
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    My fave part of the Heat game was when LeBron came back in with 4 mins to go, needing 2 boards for his 1st trip dub of the season. He had one coming to him, until Wade suddenly swoops in at the last second and steals it practically out of his hands. Then a minute later another is dropping to him, uncontested, until Ray Allen leaps almost over Bron’s shoulders to take it from him. Bizarre! Bron was shaking his head afterward, clearly couldn’t believe what was happening. The game was safe by then too.

    Ok and separately, ROS best upside: General Greivous, Middleton, Carroll, Foye, Faried, Alphabet?

    • matt says:
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      @Prodders: cost me a point btw Stupid Heat :-)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: Haha yeah I heard about that…Hmmm good question. Be between Faried Foye and DeMarre for me. If i needed upside in 3s/scoring/Asts Foye, boards Faried, steals and all-around Carroll

  9. matt says:
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    Nash or Blake?….wait Kendall Marshall? Who’s gonna get 30 mins now? HAHA What a mess in LA

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: None of the above! If I had to choose I’d hold Marshall

  10. matt says:
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    I predict a line of 11/8/1/16 for Stevenson tonight. Just missing a trip dub step..cuz I can

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Wait, 16 steals? Haha

  11. Jimmy says:
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    Your thoughts on trading Kyle Lowry for John Wall?

    Lowry has been playing really well since Rudy Gay left. Not sure if he can sustain it for the rest of the season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jimmy: I’d indeed take Wall, Lowry has been a sell high for me all year and I’ve been wrong, but a minor injury for an often injured guy plus a little regression… And I love Wall

    • matt says:
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      @Jimmy: You have someone willing to give up wall for Lowry? Id want wall

  12. Barenrewn says:
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    M. Gasol seems to be seriously underperforming. If I can get Lance Stephenson for him should I do it? I’m currently in 1st and trying to solidify for a playoff run.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barenrewn: Ehhhh, I would try and wait out Gasol, I know he’s bee brutal

  13. Derek says:
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    Seriously sick of Josh Smith tanking my %’s. Would you drop him for PPierce?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Derek: Yeah he’s been brutal… I don’t think droppable though I’d look to trade, see the best few teams in %s and offer him up at a discount

  14. TR says:
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    Which side would you rather have? Points league so percentages don’t matter

    Drummond, Batum, and Vucevic
    or
    Paul And favors

    • Nathan says:
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      @TR: easily Drummond, Batum, and Vucevic.

      Batum gets a decent amount of assists and steals.
      Vucevic and Drummond are pretty consistent getting double-doubles.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Yeah I think I’d go Drummond side too, close though

  15. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey man, ROS Livingston, Waiters, Middleton, Beverely? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hmmm, I think I might reach for P Bev, Deron will get more and more minutes, hate Cleveland and hate Larry Drew haha

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I didn’t really consider the coaches they play for. At least with Kidd…ummm. haha good call though, I was hoping you’d confirm Bev as that was who I was gunning for. Thank you!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @miles proudfoot: Any time! Dude I’m with you on coaches but Drew is taking it to a new level, Giannis could play 40 minutes a game and Middleton back to 20 at any point

  16. Jake VZ says:
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    Do you like Wall/Gortat better or IT2/Noah? 11 cat. 2 Reb cats., 1 DD cat.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: Hmmm very very very close. like Wall over IT2 but think it’s closer than Noah to Gortat. I might IT2 side

  17. CDS says:
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    JB whatsup long time no talk.. Teams been doing well thanks to you.. Just made a trade.. Dont know how I can win or lose both ways are good just wanted to change it up a bit.. Traded my lebron and wall for curry and Aldridge.. What do you think?

  18. Lasandro says:
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    Sup JBG (Jeff Ban Gundy?) – Meeks is down for a couple and the LA cavalry has returned. Time to drop for another scoring wing perhaps. Its just way too crowded there, dontyathink?

    Carrol, Pierce, Foye, Ily, JR and Korver all available. Not looking for a THRagNOF type, but def after a player who can get me one or two, in addition to good pts and some other bits and pieces (kinda like how Meeks was giving me good stls and some assists and brds). Pierce seems the most capable but really dont like how little he shoots the ball. His ft attempts have increased of late, however. Interested on your take

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Oh man, he’s short and bald and old while I’m tall and youthful! Take it back! Haha. Yeah tough Meeks injury… Even tougher that Nash/Blake/Farmar is the LA calvary haha. Everyone is pretty even with Meeks as those wings, Think you can kinda mix and match and stream that spot amongst those guys. Probably start with Carroll for tomorrow since Pierce is off

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: haha I love me some JVG so it was all complimentary brother! Well I’ve got a full squad tomorrow anyway, so no need to pick someone up till the day after. In that case, still Carroll or..?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Haha all good I was just kidding… I do like his commentary, gets crazy real quick haha. I think I would go for Pierce then, gives you some action on Thursday

  19. matt says:
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    Figures I drop sanders and he goes off tonight! That’s just my damn luck allseason in that league it’s either injuries or dropping guys who.under preform then play like 1st rd value smh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha how it goes man… Why fantasy sometimes makes ya wanna kill yourself!

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