Real Deal Fantasy HQ & A – Week 10!

Your Panelists this week are – the Full Staff!

Sean: @DelrayBoston

Cody: @SmashHitsSports

Ty: @Goursie19

Laquan: @RealDealFantasy

Andrew: @Drewmet89

Without further ado, this is Real Deal Fantasy HQ & A for Week 10 NFL!

READERS – WE NEED QUESTIONS!!  Send them in to us so we can answer them here!  Tweet your questions for Week 11 to @DelRayBoston or send Qs to any of the guys at Real Deal Fantasy HQ

1 What was you biggest ‘Wrong Answer’ from Week 9 RealDealFantasy HQ & A that you regret:     

Sean:   Benching Curtis Samuel 

Cody: Thinking that Seahawks Offense would blow up

Ty: Believing that Patrick Laird would do anything. Oh what a mistake that was.

2 What was your biggest “I Told You So” from Week 9 RealDealFantasyHQ & A? 

Sean:  Picking Drew Lock against Atlanta as my favorite waiver wire QB 

Cody: Brandin Cooks balling out

Ty:  Jakobi Meyers, if you picked him up, you’re welcome.

3 Christian McCaffery will not play in Week 10.  If you were a Christian McCaffery Owner AND YOU DON’T HAVE MIKE DAVIS – who would you be targeting to get either via trade or waivers to fill the void this week?  

Sean:  I don’t know who could fill the volume of CMC on any lineup but if I was able to, I’d see about a trade for Nick Chubb.  The Chubb owner might be tired of holding onto him and may not be following the news that he is practicing.    

Cody: Gio Bernard will have another top 20 week if Mixon doesn’t suit up

Ty:  I’d try going for a Nick Chubb owner or maybe Austin Ekeler/Joe Mixon but you just can’t replace THE RB1. Off the waivers though, you gotta grab Gio off the waiver wire if he’s still there. 

Laquan: Give me Kalen Ballage who’s back on the active roster vs LV he looked really good away from Adam Gase

Andrew:  Wayne Gallman doesn’t have a good Matchup vs Philly, but he should get the start and is on a lot of waivers. You could also try your luck at guessing the right Chargers RB between Pope or Ballage (I’d bet on Pope)

4 Kenny Golladay has been ruled out for Week 10.  If you were a Kenny Golladay owner, is it time to cut bait being that he has only played half of the games this season and hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 4?   

     Sean:  I am a Kenny Golladay owner and I am seriously considering a dropski.  Even in the games he has played he hasn’t lit up the fantasy scoreboard so to speak.  

    Cody: I’m trying to sell, but definitely don’t cut him

    Ty:  I wouldn’t cut bait. You can definitely get some value in the trade market. With that being said, if you’re a contender I’d hold onto him unless you got 2 better receivers to line up.

    Laquan:  I cant find myself dropping him because when he’s healthy you have to play him and I dont have many other WRs still available on the wire right now to take his place. 

    Andrew:   No way. He’s either scored a TD or put up 100 yards in every FULL game he has played in. It’s definitely frustrating but you have to be patient, (when healthy) you won’t get his production off of waivers.

5 David Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday’s Game against the Browns. Can you start and trust DUKE Johnson on Sunday to replace him or would you be looking elsewhere?   

     Sean:  Coach Romeo said in his press conference that if DJ sits, Duke is “more than capable” of carrying the load – so who am I to doubt Romeo?  

     Cody:  I’m starting Duke in PPR leagues without hesitation.

    Ty:  Give me all the DUKE shares this week. He’s looking like a lock for RB2 value especially after finishing as fantasy’s RB9 last week despite only playing for 3 quarters.

    Laquan:  0 drop off in touches/volumee once DJ went down (last week). Duke will see the same workload for sure. 

    Andrew:  Duke is locked in as a top 15 PPR RB for me. Revenge game against Cleveland too! 

6 Kenyan Drake will be a game time decision on Sunday.  If you were a Drake owner and you DIDN’T already nab Chase Edmunds from waivers some weeks back, who would you target either via trade or waiver wire to stash on the bench in the event Drake doesn’t play?    

    Sean:  I’d see if JD McKissic is on waivers.  He has been really coming on lately and he may even be a better start than Drake this week.     

    Cody:  Gio is my favorite back to try and stream if he’s still available in your league

    Ty:  If Wayne Gallman is still available, Id grab him he’s gonna get the start against the Eagles so not a terrible matchup. Otherwise, Gio is a must add

    Laquan:  Rolling the dice this week on Ballage. 

    Andrew: JD McKissic seems to be getting a lot of targets lately. I also mentioned Wayne Gallman earlier. 

7 Justin Jackson has been ruled out on Sunday.  Rank these running backs in waiver priority to potentially play on Sunday:  Joshua Kelley,  Kalen Ballage,  Troymaine Pope.  

    Sean:  After the performance he had last Sunday Ballage leads then Troymaine Pope and Josh Kelley 3rd.  

    Cody:  I think all three are about even, but gut to my head? Pope, Ballage, Kelley

    Ty:   Kelley, Pope, Ballage. You can’t really trust any of them but Kelley has more pedigree and when push comes to shove is probably the safest option.

    Laquan: LOL – BALLAGE!  

    Andrew:  I think Pope will be most involved in the passing game, so I’d rank him first, then Ballage. Kelley seems to be in the doghouse.

8 Who was the player that you have held onto all season and finally dropped this week – or what player, after 9 weeks is the most droppable in your opinion? 

    Sean:  Had to say goodbye to Mecole Hardman.  Not just because he is on a bye, but also because I haven’t started him once this season too.  

    Cody:  I cut ties early, so if they haven’t produced for me by this point they’ve been long gone

    Ty: Cam Akers saw the cut this week, it’s clear he’s not gonna get more than 8-10 touches a game even when one of the other backs are hurt. Not worth a roster spot at this point in any redraft/keeper.

    Laquan:  AP had to go just taking up space at this point. The Lions are just terrible with RBs

    Andrew:  James White, I’m done with him 

9 Who is your favorite SMASH play, on your lineups, that you can’t wait to see dominate your competition in week 8?  

Sean:  Kyler against the Bills.       

Cody:  Kupp will dominate in the slot against the Seahawks

Ty:  The stack of Kupp-Goff against that God awful Seahawks D.

Laquan:  Antonio Gibson! Or… JD…

Andrew:  I think Goff will have his best game against Seattle this week. Woods and Kupp are both smash plays.

10 Who is your normal starter that you are sitting this week, bye week and injured/inactive players not included:   

      Sean:  The last couple weeks I have been happy starting Brandon Aiyuk, but I don’t like the matchup against the Saints and I think I have a better option.  

      Cody: I’m sitting Fulgham, I have better WR matchups I can exploit this week, but I’m not happy about it. (Editors Note – also Alshon Jeffery is back and will be active – Breaking News!)

      Ty:  Mark Andrews. Horrible matchup and has not produced the last 3 weeks, I’m looking elsewhere if there’s anybody on the waiver wire.

      Laquan: DJ Moore … ugh.. Don’t get me started.  

      Andrew:  I like Darius Slayton’s ceiling most weeks but he was shutdown by Darrius Slay the last time they played Philly, so I’m benching him this week.

11 Who is your favorite waiver wire QB to stream this week?   

Sean:  The Comeback Kid – Alex Smith against Detroit!  

Cody: It’s GOFF time 

Ty:  Jared Goff

Laquan:  Jake Luton looked good for his first start. 

Andrew:  Jake Luton 

12 Who is your favorite waiver wire RB to stream this week?  

Sean:  These guys were all available on one of mine, so I ranked them: Duke Johnson, JD McKissic, Wayne Gallman, Gus Edwards. Hope at least one is on one of your waiver wires.

Cody:   Gio Baby!

Ty:  Porn Stache Gio or Wayne Gallman are my two guys this week

Laquan: Duke Johnson

Andrew: JD McKissic

Editor’s Note: As of 12:39pm today Nick Chubb has been activated and will play. Worth checking your Waiver Wire for him, for any former Chubb owner that gave up on him after he went on IR.

13 Who is your favorite waiver wire Wide Receiver to stream this week?  

Sean:   If he is available Jerry Jeudy.  If not, how about Richie James with Deebo still out, he could have earned himself a spot under the Nick Mullens offense.    

Cody: Alshon Jeffery is worth a stash and if you are DESPERATE

Ty: If he’s still available, Jakobi Meyers is a great pick even against that Ravens D.

Laquan:  Curtis Samuel 

Andrew:  Josh Reynolds has seen his target counts rise over the past few weeks. Goff should be in a shootout vs Seattle, so he’s worth a flier.

14 Who is your favorite waiver wire Defense to stream this week?     

Sean:  Eagles vs Giants 

Cody:  I like the Packers D. Also, I’m not a Luton believer

Ty:  Packers are gonna swallow up Luton.

Laquan: Eagles vs Giants 

Andew:  Miami DST are currently #3 on the season, yet people are still sleeping on them. This week isn’t the best matching vs the Chargers but after this: Denver, NY Jets and Bengals look juicy.

15 Who is your favorite waiver wire Kicker to stream this week?     

Sean:  Dan Bailey 

Cody:  Brandon McManus

Ty:  Play the dart throw game again. For those who are unfamiliar, assign a waiver wire kicker to each of the 20 slots on a dartboard. Throw a dart and wherever it lands is who you pick this week.


Andrew:  Who ever is kicking in a dome.

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