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Dec. 22, 2020

Championship Matchups and recap

Championship Matchups and recap

The dudes hammered their picks last week. Dudes, do a quick recap and jump into matchups for Fantasy championship week. Jordan is back in the saddle. Matchups for the week and last episode before our yeti giveaway. 

Transcript
Trent:

Welcome to the fantasy football dudes podcasts. This is Trent alongside me, a Samuel in Jordan and I am staring at one beautiful big white Yeti mug with a nice green fantasy football dudes logo on it.

samuel:

It looks awesome. Yeti rambler. 24 ounce mug. I want to put my hot cocoa in that. I want to put my fantasy football concoctions in there. I want to drink it all up.

Trent:

guaranteed to bring you some fantasy luck.

samuel:

Hey, where can we get one of those things?

Trent:

www.dfantasyfootballdudes.com. Go ahead and enter. And the giveaway enters December 24th. So maybe you'll be lucky and one, they want to use a winner on our show and you have a little extra special Christmas goodness to open up. Hey,

samuel:

it'd be a great stocking stuffer. I've heard hundreds of people I've already entered, but we only have 10 of them. So you have a good shot

Jordan:

there's

Trent:

plenty of ways to enter, share on Twitter. Like on Facebook, listen to the show, subscribe, rate, review.

Jordan:

Hey,

samuel:

Jordan, it's good to see you back here. You're you look glowing, you look healthy, you look happy.

Jordan:

I'm glad to be back. I apologize for missing last week. I wasn't feeling too great, but I came off a really good weekend and I'm ready to get gone. This week. It was

samuel:

your bi-week so you just needed to get healthy. And now you're back for the fantasy championship.

Jordan:

I'm a little bummed that I couldn't gloat and all that perfection I had the week before of my starts and sits. we'll get it done this

Trent:

so Jordan let's just go with this would you have said miles Sanders is the start of the week after the last week's game. Would you have thrown them into the wolves again and said miles Sanders started the week? Probably not started the week.

samuel:

Miles Sanders has been resurrected from the fantasy Gulag. Jalen hurts. He might be the starting QB in Philadelphia going forward.

Trent:

Yeah, Jalen

samuel:

hurts. Looks good.

Trent:

yesterday no, he does. Hey, just some fantasy, but as I've been thinking, we're going to do our award show soon. But first rounder, you guys just say, Hey, I'm not drafting that guy in the first round next year. Who do you guys got? I got mine. Who's

samuel:

your as, let me think about it for a bit.

Trent:

The guy hasn't scored a touchdown. He's on the air. They're saving them for playoffs. He's just been a total bust. If I'd have drafted anyone else in the first round. I just think what if, because I got Stefan Diggs and the fourth round. Pair him up with just another, I coulda got Davante Adams. Instead.

samuel:

Yeah. Devante Adams has been a beast this year. I'm not one to really draft a wide receivers in the first round, but if you're in that later position in the first round, I can see why you'd do that. Jordan. Who's your guy.

Trent:

job. I don't know like what Thomas interesting though, because. When he's healthy, he's still breeze just, hasn't been as good either though. Yeah. Breezes washed at this point. Like Zeke going to be a first round running back next year. He has to be right. Is it yellow? I watched the game. He was Paul or Dawson, but Tony Pollard is better. Right now he is. With Z with death back with Zeke co top 10, or is he going to be a third, second round running back? I'm telling you right now, Tony. Paula is a better running back. I think so, too.

samuel:

They were saying. He had a calf Andrey, but I think he was a healthy scratch. I think they're going to try and push them out of Dallas.

Trent:

I think what happens next year is that the Zika. Are you still there? It's a 50 50 time share between the two and you probably aren't going to take either of them

samuel:

very highly.

Trent:

And what about this? Travis, Kelsey, when do you pick that guy? second round, you wouldn't take him. Number 10, eight, seven. If, if I draft Travis Kelsey at number seven, when I was on my, in my draft, my team would have been totally loaded, totally different. And send Michael Thomas. That's just, I'm thinking.

samuel:

interesting. Travis, Kelsey, he is a wide receiver one, especially with the chiefs. He'll get you more points than a lot of wide receiver ones on certain teams, just because of that potent offense. I don't know if I would take a tied in first round

Trent:

that I hate it, but he's just been so consistent and he's way better than anyone else at tidy. I guess the difference for me is, I don't think Michael Thomas is a bad draft choice But he was horrible. You just horrible, but that's the risk you run with anything, anything, right? I mean, he's, he's missed half the season this year. Yeah. And in no touch zones. If,

samuel:

If drew Brees is back there. I don't think he drafted Michael Thomas either.

Trent:

No, exactly. Yeah. Oh, me too. I took Darwin in the last round. I think he would have been really good if he didn't get hurt. I'll

samuel:

say this. I

Trent:

think Travis, Kelsey Ana PPR league. It has a very high floor and he's very safe every week. Oh, yeah, absolutely. Let's let's go in and get into our dude news. And this weekend news, the jets, when they beat the Rams, no one saw that coming and with that win. They basically said they don't want Trevor Lawrence. I don't know why they did that. Looks like Trevor Lawrence is going to be a Jaguar. I can't tell you how excited I am. That the jets beat the Rams I am. Where are you drooling after the wind

samuel:

yeah. Hey, Trevor Lawrence. He's going to be a great NFL quarterback. I think you'll have a Herbert like year and he'll he, he won't have to wait for a team doctor to needle the starter over

Trent:

there. Jaguars have some weapons. I think it's going to resurrect a shark in James Robinson. I. Yeah. And then also our news Patriots are eliminated from playoffs for the first time, since 2008.

samuel:

Times have changed, man. I was watching sports center and they were asking bill Belicheck over a zoom press conference. He had three masks on. He was mumbling. You can't usually understand what he said, but this time he looked down and dejected, you cannot tell what you're saying. And I think all those masks were covering up his sad emotions, bill, he doesn't want to give on too much, but you can tell you the sad about that.

Trent:

Yeah, there'll be back. And then bills when the division for the first time, since 1995 bills

samuel:

Mafia man I'm fired up. I want to break a table.

Jordan:

so those are good. Josh. Allen's played lights out right now. How many in the

samuel:

bills beat the chiefs?

Trent:

think so. I think

samuel:

it's going to be

Trent:

a heck of a game and here's the other thing, Josh Allen is going to screw so many NFL GM's. Because they're going to go, Oh, that guy has a strong arm. I'm going to draft him. I can make them an accurate quarterback. That is so rare to find somebody that can throw a football, like uncle Rico. Yeah.

samuel:

He could throw it like three acres. Yeah. And

Trent:

Then hone in that accuracy. You just can't do that with anybody. Josh. Allen's a freak. And people are going to draft guys, and it's not going to pan out.

samuel:

Must be something in that soil over and fireball.

Trent:

Rookie running back. Quiet Edwards is injured. You guys interested in levion bell. Waiver pickup. He got hurt

samuel:

Yeah, I'd be interested in. Lavian or even Daryl Williams. Your third finger use kind of a pre-season hero, but I don't know if you want a lot of that. Chiefs backfield.

Trent:

Going to the championship week. Yeah, it's tough because it's a really good offense who the chiefs plays. We Things is greedy though. He is grieved him and Aaron Rodgers might be the two greatest guys in the NFL at this point. Quite Edward Delair that's another guy. Would you take him in the first round next year? No, he might be the worst. A first-round draft pick this. But he at least scored a touchdown though. But Michael Thomas isn't even a top 20 receiver. It's true.

samuel:

Yeah. I think people overreacted to that. Clyde pick. Yes. He's a great player. He was a great talent, but he's just not getting a lot of

Trent:

looks. And did you see the tweet that Atlanta Falcons, Twitter posts tweeted after the pay? Buccaneers.

samuel:

I imagine it was a great

Trent:

meeting. Was that one when the guy's like looking and then he looks over his shoulder and he just looks forward. Like we've seen this before. This is awkward. So Brady beats the Falcons again. Brady

samuel:

must have a curse over the Falcons they're biblically bad against Brady. It's a tough scene over there.

Trent:

Hey, how good do you guys think the bucks actually are? I think.

samuel:

I think they'll probably rate lose in their first or second playoff game. They're good, but I don't think they have all the screws tightened over there. In Atlanta, I think they

Trent:

lose in the first shot. I think man, Tonio Brown pick was a week too late. If Brady and Brown can get on the same page, it could be. They, I think they could

samuel:

be dangerous.

Trent:

Brady has that playoff experience Ariens, maybe they finally get it figured out. I. Don't want to count those guys

samuel:

out. That was a great throw by Brady de Antonio Brown. That's probably the first furthest he's thrown in a few years.

Trent:

At least this year. All right. Let's jump into our dudes in deads and our weekly recap. Last week, Samuel started the week was Justin Herbert. And mine was Kyler Murray. Did those guys both finish top 12? Like we thought they would.

samuel:

Herbert had a great week on Thursday night.

Jordan:

Justin Herbert was QB seven. on the week and Kyler Murray was cute before. So you guys did a really good job last week.

Trent:

week. Nice. And then our running back starts the week Samuel had Moster in Wilson to finish in the top 24. And they did. They both score a touchdown or just Wilson. I think

samuel:

Only Wilson score a touchdown, but he had a good show out. I don't know if It was a top 24 worthy, but

Trent:

yeah. And then David Montgomery was my start of the weekend. He finished running back. Number two, if it wasn't for Tony Pollard, he'd been running back number one, which. Actually, I think I, the last four games, David Montgomery is running back. Number one. So he's winning people of championships. If they.

samuel:

Held onto them

Trent:

with him. And wide receivers starts with a week. Samuel had And I had T Y Hilton T Y. He was okay. In a PPR half PPR. With about 11 points and you got a touchdown. So they were pretty good. They weren't as strong a pics. Yeah.

samuel:

T Y didn't have as good performance last time versus tech, since he didn't have a touchdown.

Trent:

Hunter Henry was tightened. Six on the week. So that was, those were good picks. Our sits the week though. I don't know if we did is good on these we had. Baker. And two, a and two a. He did throw great, but he had two rushing touchdowns, which totally saved his day.

samuel:

that'll save any fantasy performance. You gotta love rushing quarterback. touchdowns.

Trent:

he was definitely a start after that. And how did Baker do. Baker

Jordan:

had a good week.

Trent:

Was QB 12.

samuel:

Baker's better for the Browns without Odell Beckham, which is interesting.

Trent:

Do they let OBJ? Go.

samuel:

I don't know. if he got to look at himself, he can cut him. Maybe he goes to the Raiders.

Trent:

Or Jacksonville.

Jordan:

He would fail on the Raiders. Jacksonville

Trent:

OBJ with Trevor Lawrence. That'd

samuel:

be electric. You got to move the team to London then.

Trent:

Okay. And then our other dads of the week. We had the running back Washington football team. That was Samuel's and McKissick was good.

Jordan:

It was really good. I don't

Trent:

think anyone saw that coming. Most people probably didn't play McKissick. And I said to sit Zeke, we talked about Pollard being better

samuel:

must have listened to this pod

Trent:

Jerry, is there anything else you want to know? I would love it. If you'd listen to me. I think I could fix Dallas.

samuel:

Sunday morning, we got that notification. That Zeke was a scratching. I'm sure. A fantasy owners rushed to the waivers pickup Pollard.

Trent:

And then we got. Tyler Lockett and scary Terry McLaurin, which he was just fair 11 points. So he didn't hurt you if he started him. Are upset of the week. I would not have picked the saints to beat. The chiefs, if I new tastes and Hill wasn't blank.

samuel:

We got that news late in the week that drew Brees is back. He's not 100% playing through is a cracked ribs and the game was close, but the saints didn't get it quite done.

Trent:

Those were our starts though sits a week. Let's get into our dudes and duds. And with our dudes and dads, this is brought to you by a new sponsor the week we have inter the crest, which is a new YouTube hit, I believe.

samuel:

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Trent:

It is a Kung Fu movie, a karate kid spinoff, but these guys during quarantine. They got together. They made some there's some pretty sweet karate moves in that thing. Yeah. I

samuel:

don't know if you guys heard that Tom cruise freak out over COVID-19 precautions, but he is working on it through the crust during that freak out.

Trent:

We will probably have an audio commercial next show, but thank you for Are dudes and dead segment. Enter the crest. We will go ahead and shoot a tweet out for a link of that video on December 26. Dude's a week at quarterback. We got Joshua Allen finishing at quarterback one. Ryan Tannehill quarterback too. And Lamar Jackson at quarterback three. Tannehill one guy's games this week. Not only if you played them, but if you were playing into Derrick Henry, Tannahill poached all his touchdowns.

samuel:

I was in an interesting situation. I started a Lamar Jackson over Tannehill and tan and a little. Got nine more points and you know what? I'm down 11 heading into my semi-final matchup tonight with Eric. Bronze silver play. I'm wishing I would've started Tannehill.

Jordan:

Tannehill he's up there with those greedy a quarterback's he's stealing the gold, the rushing touchdowns at the goal line. And. It sucks if you have Derrick Henry. It's awesome. If you have Ryan Tannehill.

Trent:

And then our dads in the week. It was by injury, but this has semi-final playoff football. Derek Carr. The groin injury couldn't have happened at a worst time. You

samuel:

to start that

Trent:

guy. You probably didn't win. And you're just asking yourself what if

samuel:

the best ability is availability and Derek Carr was not available. He pulled his groin. That's a tough look. He wasn't even joking anyone out.

Trent:

We were hoping for all gas, no brakes. We got the breaks from Derek Carr. Rogers was QB 15 on the weekend playoffs. You can't have that from Aaron Rodgers? Nope. If you made it, you're probably starting to begin, but that's just not what you wanted. And then Russell Wilson. Horrible. Absolutely horrible. Russ has always saying, let rest cook. He patent, let rest cook. I'll tell you what. Russ Wilson could not cook a Jiffy pop popcorn right now. He's forgotten how to cook.

samuel:

Yeah, the Washington football defense is they're pretty good. I don't know how much of it is due to you. Russell Wilson, stalling or the running of the Baltimore, but Washington football team stifled him.

Jordan:

Yeah. Russell Wilson hasn't played well in what? Six weeks. Seven weeks.

Trent:

No, he, they thought he might be MVP. Aye. Aye. Aye. That's not happening. Not anymore. No, the guy can't cook, he's forgot everything. He needs some gas for that fire or something, but it's done. if you're a Seahawks fan, you can not feel confident going into playoffs with him.

samuel:

You thought the steer was going to be different for the Seahawks, but it might just be the same old story, not enough in the playoffs.

Trent:

and then our running back dudes of the week. Tony Pollard running back one, no one saw that coming. David Montgomery running back too, and Dalvin cook at running back three decades of the week. These guys, they might have lost you. You're finished your season. We got Eckler miles Sanders and Chris Carson, you needed big. If you were in the past with those guys need big weeks from then you didn't get it.

samuel:

That was a tough show up by those guys. That's a random group for running back dudes with Pollard and Montgomery, but Hey, Dalvin cook. He has been, the winning guys will use this year.

Trent:

Yeah. Our wide receiver due to the week. Calvin Ridley. The Andre Hopkins and Marvin Jones, you got about. What is it? Marvin Jones. He's like the MC rib of fantasy football. He Comes around once a year and you're really happy. And most of the time he's not there.

samuel:

I've never tried to make rib. I might go get one after this podcast.

Trent:

I wish they were around more I wish Marvin Jones was around more. I drafted him in like the eighth round. He didn't do too much for me, dropped him now he's going off going absolutely bananas yeah, dad's the week Davante Adams. The guy's a freak, but he did not play good. And you need those. You need your horses to ride in playoffs. You

samuel:

got a Gallop, and he did not. And other duds, they were both on my team, DK, Metcalf and Keenan Allen.

Trent:

Keenan Allen don't look at the camera Thursday night when I'm debating whether I want to play you or not, and say, don't sent me and put up two points. What are you doing? You goat.

samuel:

It's idiotic. It makes me mad. I could have started Russel gage and bending of the fantasy championship, but he really bent me over.

Trent:

No, the thing is it's just don't if you're hurt. That's fine. Just don't say anything, just go out there. And one month don't look at the camera, make a statement and say, play me. Don't sit me. I would've been totally fine. Just I was on the fence of funding, but it's like, Hey, when you look in the camera and you stare at me right in the eyes, and I get lost in those dreamy eyes, and you say, don't sit me. What are you going to do as a fantasy owner?

samuel:

When I saw that I got pumped up, I saw I got one catch in the first quarter, but he didn't get one rest of the game. We got that sad camera. Look of him on it, on the sideline with his helmet on and this big old beard. And it's dude, it just, it was a sad. What was

Trent:

he said, don't start me. I was ready to run through a brick wall and then I was ready to hit my self in the face with a brick after he is performance. Yeah.

samuel:

Honestly, I dropped a brick on my foot. That's how bad it hurt. You got to wonder if it was more Anthony Lynn's decision or I'm sure he wanted to play and he looked good, but. That was tough.

Trent:

Do you start kina now in this week after that

samuel:

performance. Watch fantasy Gulag for Keenan Allen and he'll have a great week next week.

Trent:

No.

samuel:

That's what happens with Keenan Allen?

Trent:

Jordan do you start Keenan Allen, if you, I'm in the championship and the league. I've Keenan now. And do I start him?

Jordan:

Here's the deal. Keenan Allen's probably carried you the championship. You just start on I just, I'm a big believer in you. Start your studs and. You Keno existed as long as he's healthy. I think you look at the practice reports this week. And look at them and see how much he's practicing his eliminated you practicing in full. The deal about last week is. You probably shouldn't have started Keenan Allen,

Trent:

but he looked at the camera. And pointed at me right in the face and said trips. Don't sit me.

samuel:

Jordan, you can't come into this podcast and state, you probably should have sat down because I have text message receipts saying you have to start him. So don't come here after the sick week and be like, Oh, you could just start it. No, you don't know what you're talking about.

Trent:

He said, don't sit me. And then he does that

samuel:

Monday morning quarterback from

Trent:

him. He's like your junior high girlfriend telling you she likes you, but she doesn't Samuel. And then she blames on her parents.

Jordan:

And those texts. Where did I say? I said worst case scenario. He gets the red zone looks. What happened in the game. He did not play from the 20. He, they got in the red zone. Keenan came on the field. He got a couple of red zone looks,

samuel:

Jordan, you have never sent a text message. That sounded that smart. You said, Oh, LOL, starting. That's all you said, Jordan, don't come at me with that.

Trent:

I don't want to be in this love triangle anymore. Tied in dudes in the week. Darren Waller, absolute beast, Logan Thomas. Noah fant at number three. Did Noah fant, did he beat Kelsey out for Y for tidy number three? Less though,

samuel:

Based of off our list. That looks that's crazy.

Trent:

and then are tied in duds. These are always hard to find, but I got Robert Greene Koski in Dallas, Goddard. Those were some guys you're starting them and they just did not perform. Our defensive. Dudes in a week, Dallas cowboys' defense finishes, defense. Number one, you could have started him. They would have took you to the championship. Probably.

Jordan:

know, You probably, if we look back on it, Nick Mullens is horrible. I think you just start whatever it even displayed. Nick Mullins.

Trent:

And then bills were defense number two. Colts were defense number three, they finally came back to form. And then one of our biggest fantasy dads at the week. Rams defense number one, fancy defense in football loses to the loo. Winless New York jets. That's awful.

samuel:

Yeah, that's tough for Aaron, Donald.

Trent:

They got me two points.

samuel:

Yeah. You saw Aaron, Donald throwing his helmet after the game. They were mad. Two points. I think they're like the number two defense to you. So you can't have that type of performance versus the jets.

Trent:

So that, that is one of our biggest duds the week, the LA Rams. So that is our, that's going to finish up our dudes and duds of the week. You guys got any quick waivers, you're looking to add Tony Pollard, obviously, maybe love bell. You think he's worth throwing away her out at this week?

samuel:

I think so, but I feel like he's still roster and a lot of teams.

Trent:

Yeah. I have seen him on that. Free agent wires though. What about Lynn Bowden Jr. On the dolphins? You guys like

Jordan:

Yeah, I think you just got a monitor. Like it all depends with Lynn. Bowden is

Trent:

not a lot of guys are in it still, so

Jordan:

yeah. Just what's the upside on them. What's the upside. Do you 15 points if you're in. A PPR. I think he has a lot more value than a standard. Like

Trent:

I might start over Keenan Allen this week. No.

samuel:

Interesting.

Trent:

If he's hurt if he's not playing

samuel:

well. Hey, it's interesting Lynn Bowden and the dolphins they're playing the Raiders this week, the Raiders traded him. So it could be a little revenge game. Action.

Trent:

If Keenan Allen's a hundred percent playing. It's for sure. He now. But they aren't making playoffs. I don't see them rushing him

Jordan:

man. I almost think at this point, The only guy that I think you, you pick up on the waiver wire. At the skill positions is Tony Pollard.

Trent:

He's probably rostered to Zeke. Guys has

Jordan:

him. I mean, if he's available and you're really the championship, Tony, Paula is probably a much start

Trent:

Here's my other

Jordan:

one.

Trent:

I maybe go into the flames again, but Browns are playing the jets. Do you pick up Brown's D

Jordan:

I have Browns defense and I'm in the championship next week. I'm probably going to keep them this week and started the Browns. D

Trent:

So asking for a friend, would you play the Rams who are pointing the Seahawks? Or would you go after a. Would you go Eagles versus Cowboys defense, Eagles defense.

Jordan:

Oh, the RAMSI fence.

Trent:

That's kinda what I'm waiting on towards too. All right. Let's get into something we've never done before guys. We are going to do some match-ups. And we're just going to go through. Half the games this week and we'll finish up the next half on our certain sits episode later in the week. Our first matchup is on Christmas day. And we got the six and eight Vikings taking on the tin in three saints. And new Orleans has. Are there favorite by seven? Yep.

samuel:

They're favored by a touchdown and a total

Trent:

Total is 50 to

samuel:

52 points between those two teams. I'm glad there's football on Christmas day because Lord knows I'm not watching the NBA or having small talk with my family.

Trent:

Dalvin cook in that game. You got drew Brees, Michael Thomas. Isn't playing her. Who are some starting sits. You guys are looking in this, other than those guys, I just named,

samuel:

do you think the saints' defense can quiet down Justin Jefferson? Pretty good.

Jordan:

That's a tough matchup for the Vikings of St. Stephen's is really good. It's tough. I think on the, I think the more fantasy. We're the players in that game is on the same side with that bad Vikings defense. I think Camaro goes crazy next week.

Trent:

view. So you wouldn't, you've gotta play Jefferson and Thielen though,

Jordan:

right? Yeah, you probably do, but I think it's just a touch. Yeah, do not start Kirk cousins.

Trent:

on

samuel:

Primetime, especially Christmas day. You don't want to start them, but Hey, if you have Dalvin cook you might be a little scared. Cause the St. Steve Finn tough against Ronnie backs and coming into this week, fantasy championship week, Dalvin cook might not show out versus the saints.

Jordan:

It's just a tough matchup for the Vikings overall. It's

Trent:

It's a really bad Dalvin cook championship match up. You're playing him, but I don't love the matchup. I'm. I got cook. I'm not excited about it, but he's in my lineup. Hoping for. Hoping he falls into the end zone. Yeah,

samuel:

I think you will, but don't expect one of those 30, point games for good.

Trent:

And you're not. No tight ends were playing in that game.

samuel:

Not for me.

Jordan:

I think it's tough though, because I don't know if you're really starting to win a championship, but Emmanuel Sanders and they're probably the number one receiver for the saints.

Trent:

possible. Maybe on your waivers.

Jordan:

A great matchup against the Vikings.

Trent:

So that's our Christmas day. So you'll probably watch that with cookies, eggnog. Hopefully your family opens her presence nice and quick. And you can watch that. Yeah. I

samuel:

I think it's a night game. So you'll have all your presence to play with.

Trent:

Is it night or afternoon? Do we know

Jordan:

that? One 30. Oh,

Trent:

yeah. It's one 30. So you can watch it while your family's there.

samuel:

Great.

Trent:

hopefully you're having your Christmas with the family. You don't like as much strategically do that. So then you just watch the game and you'll have more to talk about. All right. Then the next day, Saturday, 20, December 26, we got the nine and five bucks going to the Detroit who are five and nine.

Jordan:

Yeah, it looks like the Buccaneers are favored by nine and a 53 and a half total in that game. So good. Healthy total.

samuel:

There's a lot of points to be scored the lions now. It's a firework show when you're pointing them. If you want to get points in, Hey, could have been a revenge game with Matt, Patricia versus Tom Brady, but not anymore. He's fired. So I think Tom, Brady's going to have a heyday.

Jordan:

initially when I saw that game, what I thought is Leonard Fournette is really not that good at running back, Andy. But it's a great matchup.

Trent:

How many people had four net starting last week and you get two touchdowns.

samuel:

Yeah.

Jordan:

Looked box and the two touchdowns.

Trent:

think he scores two touchdowns again, this week?

Jordan:

I think what you really hope for is Ronald Jones back. Cause that's a great matchup

Trent:

If they're all Jones is back he's he might be a start of the

Jordan:

week. I The Detroit. It's the number one matchup for running backs. Yeah, the lines give up the most fancy points, the running back position.

samuel:

Bigger day for the running. Back's not as big day for the wide

Jordan:

I don't know

Trent:

puts it points to the usually.

Jordan:

The lines give up the most, the fourth, most points to wide receivers. It's just, they're going to hemorrhage points to all positions. I think it's just a great matchup for the Buccaneers.

Trent:

Yeah.

samuel:

Do we think Marvin Jones where you're talking about him, do you think the bucks can stop him pretty easily?

Trent:

Who else is staff? Are you gonna throw it to Hawkinson and who else that's about it?

Jordan:

The Buccaneers top corner Carlton Davis is hurt now. I think he left that game last week.

Trent:

I saw that and he's not coming back. We don't, it's still, this is Monday afternoon. We are prerecording live. So

samuel:

From the dude den.

Trent:

from the dude den. There's definitely some fireworks in the Ford. Ford field there, but aye. I think probably your bucks do you play Swift at Reynolds?

Jordan:

tough.

samuel:

I don't like that matchup.

Jordan:

yeah.

Trent:

either an APS still get an action.

Jordan:

I will say this. Like I'll probably be playing that three game Saturday slate on a DFS this weekend. That Tampa Bay, Detroit lions game. Most of my players will probably come from that game. That's just going to be fantasy galore.

Trent:

Let's bounce into our 40 Niners that are five and nine playing at the Cardinals who are eight and six. Both of these teams are using Arizona's a home field. So this is like a battle for whose field. This

samuel:

It's like the battle of Arizona. It's like the Arizona Superbowl,

Trent:

which locker room did the Cardinals use? Which rock from the 49ers use. Who's the home

Jordan:

team

samuel:

49 is probably used the girl's locker room.

Trent:

The

Jordan:

Cardinals are the home team. It looks like. And so carbonyls are favored by three and a half. It's a 14 and a half total. So not quite. It's not super high, but it's not a horrible, it's not a horrible total.

Trent:

He, I think he started Kyler Murray for sure.

Jordan:

Oh, yeah.

Trent:

week, but he's a lock. He's he's got so many guys the championships this year. Yeah. I think

samuel:

Deandre Hopkins still have a big game versus nine years too.

Trent:

You guys feel comfortable starting those running backs. From

samuel:

the Niners.

Trent:

you like Drake versus the Niners? Is Drake going to pull it apart, pull a Pollard and run all over him? Or I just,

Jordan:

My biggest thing with that offense is Kyler likes to run they like to throw the ball. Kyler is finally starting to look healthy again. I'm not a big Kenyan Drake guy either. You have to get that touchdown. If you don't get that touchdown. he's not going to do it for

samuel:

I don't like the Arizona backfield either, especially with Kyler Murray, you're running around and I'm with Jordan there.

Trent:

I liked Dan Arnold a lot. Yeah, it

samuel:

was away for pickup a few weeks ago and

Trent:

He's been playing pretty good.

samuel:

Yeah. He's a red zone target.

Trent:

Yeah.

Jordan:

Nice

Trent:

little tight InPoint, maybe.

Jordan:

the Niners. Defense like on paper, it looks like a tough matchup, but I'm just not scared of

Trent:

that. I think they pulled the plug on their season and they really don't care 49 or Cardinals have to, when they're playing for that NFC West playoff spot, wildcard spot,

samuel:

It's an important game for the Cardinals. And I like him coming out on top.

Jordan:

Is there anyone on the Niners?

Trent:

you have to start. Are you okay? What's up with the 49ers running backs and they just like draft athletic guys that probably aren't going to stay healthy. Year in, year out, all those guys are always hurt. Yeah. They

samuel:

run through four or five running backs a year. It's crazy.

Trent:

Kevin Coleman Jerick, McKinnon. What's Wilson. Who's the other guy. that just got hurt.

Jordan:

I just don't think you can trust, then they're going to play two, three guys, no matter what.

Trent:

To finish off our Saturday slate, we got dolphins that are nine and five at the Raiders, seven and seven. I did not see the dolphins finishing nine and five. They might be a double digit win. This. When winning team this year.

samuel:

Yeah. The dolphins are favored by two and a half over the Raiders. And I definitely liked the dolphins. I think Brian Flores, he's a good coach and I think he'll have the Raiders number.

Trent:

I think there's going to be more than 47 and a half points scored in this game too.

samuel:

Puts up points versus the Raiders.

Trent:

I think so the raiders' defense is awful. And with Mary Yoda that wasn't, that kind of to as guy that he grew up liking that you got the two, you got the battle of the POI pounders. You got to who I quarterbacks. It's an underrated. No, one's talking about it.

samuel:

This game should be played in Hawaii. Yeah.

Trent:

That's too as playing against his childhood idol.

Jordan:

Is there anybody you're really comfortable playing this game though, if you're in a championship this week,

Trent:

Waller I'd play wallet.

samuel:

Walla.

Trent:

But you played Jacobs. I think you got to play Josh. Jacobs. If you have

Jordan:

the dolphins like defense is sneaky. Good.

Trent:

What's his name? Ahmed. Amen. He had a great game.

Jordan:

It's a good matchup for the dolphins running backs. If you're his mom's gas I'm going to be back.

Trent:

I think you play whatever dolphins running backs there. If he's available.

Jordan:

It's a good matchup. I agree.

Trent:

What about a Nelson Aguilar? He had a lot of targets yet. Eight targets. He converted six of them in. Mariana, just barely missed him on some long passes for touchdowns.

Jordan:

I liked the dolphins defense. I think it's a tough matchup for the Raiders. Yeah.

Trent:

I'm

samuel:

finally quitting Nelson Aguilar. I think with Mariota, they're going to have a totally different offense. He's going to target Walmart all day. I don't think he'll be looking towards Nelson.

Trent:

So you'd play dolphins

Jordan:

defense. I don't know if I necessarily played it off in Devens. I'm just saying, I think it's a really tough matchup for your Raiders and outside of Waller and Jacob just cause those are guys, you probably have to start. I think like guys, like the fringe guys, like Aguilar. I think you can find other people better than them to play.

Trent:

I'm not too excited about the Raiders with Marriott. Would you stream Mariota? No, even with him running. and all he did versus the chargers.

samuel:

I think the dolphins Stevens is good enough to stop that.

Trent:

mean,

Jordan:

They're given there the 28th in. Points allowed to the quarterback position.

Trent:

Yeah. They're 28th.

Jordan:

Yeah. Like they, they're the second worst matchup

Trent:

for. Okay. Cause I was gonna say, would you start Mariota? Yeah, you're not playing Mary Yoda. You're right.

Jordan:

Yeah. Cause I'm gonna imagine most teams in the championship, their quarterbacks are probably Kyler. Jalen hurts. After his big game. Patrick, my home's like

Trent:

you play Russell Wilson or to this

Jordan:

week. Russell Wilson.

Trent:

You play Russell Wilson still.

Jordan:

yeah. Yeah,

samuel:

I have more confidence with Russell. Wilson. He's a good player, but I don't think it will be getting those two rushing

Trent:

Don't want to put your faith in a rookie playing against his childhood idol, playing for the state of Hawaii.

Jordan:

Wow. Yeah. The SI. By the Ram. So yeah, maybe that's close to them what I think, but I still think you trust. You have to trust Russell Wilson. I think.

Trent:

Yeah, I don't, I'm glad I don't have to make that decision. I might be going to on the, I just don't like Russ right now. He's just not co what was, he was like, I don't even think he was top 15 quarterback this past week.

samuel:

I don't think too, it will be top 15 either.

Trent:

Bold. Okay. Then Sunday. Getting him the Sunday slate. We got the foreign tid Panthers traveling to the Washington football team who are six and eight Washington football team is a one and a half point favorite total of 44 and a half points.

samuel:

Yeah, that looks like it'll be a low scoring game between the Panthers and the Washington football team. I want to know who's watching this game cause that's an awful matchup.

Jordan:

Well,

Trent:

McCaffrey plays. A lot of people might watch. That's

samuel:

but if you have McCaffrey, I don't think you'll have much on, on the game. I don't think he'll be in the playoffs still or in the fantasy championship.

Trent:

DFS play though, from McCaffrey's back, I've been off people, plug them in.

Jordan:

Yeah, he'll be expensive, but expensive. That'll be expensive. I

Trent:

think

samuel:

you'll be expensive. And I don't think you'll get as many points. Cause I really liked that Washington football team, defensive front, honestly,

Jordan:

I know I'm have Robby Anderson. I've been playing him all year and in the championship. I don't know if I start Robby Anderson. Coming off a bad game and he's playing it. Man, the Redskins defense is it's a bad matchup for fantasy.

Trent:

there. They're sneaky. Good.

Jordan:

I don't know if they're sneaky good anymore. I think they're just legitimately just really

Trent:

good. You got sweet. Is that. That's his name? Montez sweets. I. Sweat and chasten is a freak.

Jordan:

Jonathan Allen. Ain't got Daron Payne. That defensive line is nasty.

Trent:

Yeah,

samuel:

it looks like football team, the Washington football team is favored by one and a half. I think they'll win by more than that. I like the football team in that game.

Trent:

I don't think Teddy Bridgewater is that good. I think the Panthers should try to, I don't know what quarterback, other than Lawrence I'd really want. I don't think Justin Fields is that

samuel:

good. No.

Trent:

They need A quarterback.

Jordan:

Yeah, Bridgewater. I think he's fine.

Trent:

hard to Judge without McCaffrey.

samuel:

He's the definition of average Bridgewater.

Jordan:

He's mediocre.

Trent:

below

samuel:

the belt above average.

Trent:

That's a trick question. I have not stayed above

Jordan:

average.

Trent:

I'm not saying blow the

samuel:

I haven't seen anything. but. Just taking some inferences.

Trent:

Yeah. All right. And then our next game, we got Colts, the 10 and four Colts traveling to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Who are 11 in two in this? I don't know why this isn't Sunday night football. I don't think it is.

samuel:

I don't think so.

Jordan:

it said it's a morning game and the Steelers are favored by two and a half and it's a 45 and a half total. So that's, that's telling you that it's probably going to be an ugly

Trent:

game. I don't think the Colts have won any games this year that they were. FIC to lose. So they pretty much were. Other than the Jaguars game. I think they've pretty much won every game. They're supposed to win and lost every game they're supposed to lose. Yeah.

samuel:

I think the Colts. they've been a surprising team this year. I don't know if anyone thought they were going to be at the tin when Mark. I didn't think so. They see more average, especially with Phillip rivers, but it's going to be a battle of two old QBs.

Trent:

Would you start Phillip rivers in this game? No. I would not.

samuel:

He's been a streaming. Option past few weeks, people have been loving him. But

Jordan:

what about

Trent:

what do you do rivers or Russell Wilson though. You pick resto.

samuel:

Aye.

Jordan:

That's tough. I'm going to say neither. I think you need to find, yeah, you gotta

samuel:

Better options.

Trent:

Okay. Man, we should have done some streams this weekend. What about, would you pick. But you play T Y Hilton.

samuel:

No, I wouldn't do TUI. I think his hot streak. As simmered a bit, he might be back down to that middle tier, a wide receiver play. I

Trent:

think I'm personally in a plan, but I have really lowered my expectations on how he does.

samuel:

The Steelers, they still haven't played yet. When we were recording, they were playing the Bengals tonight. We're probably going to stop that team. But then they come back and play the Colts. That's going

Trent:

to

samuel:

be a good matchup for playoff positions.

Trent:

about. Jonathan Taylor? He got to play him right. He's

Jordan:

a lot.

samuel:

He's a lock, but don't expect him. I don't think he's going to have a good game. Cause that Steelers defense is hard to

Jordan:

run They give up the least amount of running fancy points, running back position. It's tough. You're probably going to start Jonathan Taylor for me personally, the guys I'm looking at in this game will be Jonathan Taylor on the cold side. No one else in the cold side. Oh, and the Steelers side, just because of the volume, it's a tough matchup, but those receivers get so much volume Steelers. Can't run the ball. And that Colts defense is nasty against the run. So it's probably Deontay Johnson. Do you just miss Schuster, maybe chase Claypool, but I think Dante Johnson Smith Schuster based on volume alone are probably in

Trent:

play. What about. Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson.

Jordan:

Then let's put it just because the volume, he's gonna throw the ball 50 times.

Trent:

What about T Y Hilton or a Bowden Jr. From Miami?

Jordan:

PPR, no PPR

Trent:

PPR.

samuel:

I like TUI in that game.

Jordan:

I think T Y probably has a little more upside and little touchdown upside,

Trent:

just asking for a friend who asked a question about the show. Maybe it's my own team must

samuel:

be nice to have

Jordan:

friends.

Trent:

Okay. And James Conner, you playing Connor. I think if you have James Connor, you're not in the championship.

samuel:

He might not even be healthy.

Jordan:

It's like one of those things where yeah, James Conner is on your team. I don't know how

Trent:

you you playing either one of those defenses and championship

Jordan:

week. I think so.

Trent:

Okay. Their top teeth and says that to me, a good game. All right. Let's fly on over to our Falcons who are foreign 10, going to the Kansas city chiefs were 13

samuel:

and one.

Trent:

Kansas city is favored by 10

samuel:

yeah. The chiefs they've won a lot of one score games here in a row. I think they break that streak right now versus the Falcons. And I think they have a huge game blow the Falcons out.

Trent:

Do you think this is my homes is get right game before playoffs.

Jordan:

I sure hope so as someone who had him in the championship, Aye. It's an awesome match up for the chiefs. The Falcon Stevens is horrible. And if Le'Veon bell is our starting running back, Dead to me that tells me that they're just gonna throw the ball as just as much as they normally do. My home's gonna throw the ball a ton. Yeah, it started chief's right. It's

samuel:

almost like a bi-week for the chiefs. That's how easy this will be.

Trent:

Matt, Ryan puts up points

Jordan:

again.

Trent:

but do you play Matt, Ryan? He's going to be throwing the whole game. He did great. He had a good fantasy performance against the bucks.

samuel:

I like that chief secondary and especially a few I wasn't playing. I don't know how confident I am in

Jordan:

I, the one guy that you have to be thrilled if you own is Calvin Ridley, because, Calvin really is going to get a ton of volume. I actually think he's a little bit better with Julio in, but even when the bully you out, you just nosing it, all that volume. They're going to be trailing, like you said, Matt Ryan's and throw the ball a ton. I think it's a great spot for Calvin Ridley and it's just an awesome spot for Tyree killed Travis calcium homes. The real question is Le'Veon bell. What do you do with

samuel:

Lady on bell. Did you guys see a Raheem Morris? The Falcons coach? He said, Todd, Gurley's been downgraded in his role. And ITO Smith is going to be the lead runner now.

Trent:

I don't trust either one of

samuel:

You're starting either one, but I know Trent, you have a lot of ill will towards Todd Gurley

Trent:

Todd Gurley, boy.

samuel:

Todd Gurley. He's been downgraded in Atlanta. It's a tough look photog early cause he was a fantasy darling a few years ago.

Trent:

And he's, he almost scored 10 touchdowns this year. He's at nine or something. He, if you got them, you were pretty happy a lot of

samuel:

times. Yeah. Not anymore though.

Trent:

What about this? Would you play Russel gage or T Y Hilton? Half point PPR. If there's no Julio,

Jordan:

I think Russel gage.

Trent:

Interesting.

samuel:

Yeah, right off of that. Russel gage got a touchdown on a big catch on that first drive. Russel gage. He's a good target for Matt Ryan.

Trent:

We got the 707 bears going to though one in 13 Jags. And Chicago's only favored by seven.

Jordan:

It's a 40, the 46 and a half total in the game. Okay.

Trent:

Now the Jags. I think Jaguar fans have got to be praying that they don't

Jordan:

pull it.

Trent:

jets and win this game.

Jordan:

So Doug Marone today, he comes out and says that the Jaguar's doing everything they can to win these next two games. And I get, he has to say it as a coach, but there's no way the Jaguars are trying to win this game. There's no way.

Trent:

are you trying to win?

Jordan:

Yeah, but Gardner Minshew

Trent:

is DJ shark. One is DJ shark trying to win, or is he going to just start turning into brick hands?

Jordan:

What I wonder is if the Jaguars put some guys on injured reserve this week, but at the same time, like the Jaguars are horrible. They're Devens is horrible. They're not going to be able to stop Dave Montgomery. Like just looking initially like David Montgomery might be the best, one of the best running back plays in the

samuel:

week. And the Jags, they might not even have a James Robinson this week. I saw you had a high ankle sprain.

Jordan:

It's just, there's nothing there.

Trent:

If the Jaguars want to really turn their fans off the ones they have, they go out and win this game.

Jordan:

I ju I just don't think they can win, even if they try.

samuel:

And the bears still, they want to sneak into the playoffs and this one will help him. I like the bears in this game.

Jordan:

I think it's all bears. Do you start the Jaguars running back? If it's not James Robinson?

Trent:

I was wondering about that too. Who is it?

Jordan:

It's a

Trent:

ukulele Bay or something. isn't it.

samuel:

yeah. That sounds right Jordan. He was on the Buccaneers and they released him, but I don't think you're going to get cute with that. Like you would with Tony Pollard, we know Tony Pollard has a lot more talent than. Zula you be.

Jordan:

Yeah. Yeah. It sucks if you have James Robinson, cause there's probably a lot of people in the

Trent:

the

Jordan:

championship

Trent:

as we have had Jen drama center. that's

Jordan:

hopefully

Trent:

Tony, Paula is out there on the waiver wire for you.

samuel:

Yeah,

Trent:

hopefully. Are you held them? Would you stream Mitchell Trubisky championship week? This is this maybe DFS. Yeah, he might be

samuel:

I

Trent:

he's. Playing the okay. Yeah. And especially after tanning holes, performance close to 40 points versus Jags last week. I don't see why Mitch Trubisky can't do that. I wouldn't blame anyone for starting any bear this week. Yeah. And yeah. So start your bears. Coal combat at tight end. Cool commit. He had a bad week this week. I really liked Cole commit. In DFS and he had a down week, but I still think his role is there. I haven't looked at a Snapchat, but. I think, yeah, I think you call commit. I held the bears defense for awhile. Cause I like some match-ups. This was the one I circled at the end of the year. I ended up having to drop them just for roster moves, but. In play off time. I really liked the pickup defenses and hold two of them. I saw this one in the air and it's man, if you make the championship with that bears Jaguars matchup it's pretty juicy. That's a really good match. She looks horrible. He's just not good. And he's going to turn the ball over. He's bidding.

samuel:

he

Trent:

gives us so many sacks. I think that's an yeah. If that's the, I think at the bears are out there somehow on your waiver wire, that's a great streaming defense for the championship. Yeah, it might.

samuel:

be better

Trent:

Browns are bears. I

Jordan:

do you

Trent:

rounds against the jets. Bears are better, but I think Browns are available. Cause Baker Mayfield. A lot of waiver wires to still

samuel:

like

Trent:

pick up Baker and play him. I think I would prefer the bears though, just because, Oh yeah. Here's the difference from the Jaguars and the jets won, but

samuel:

the jets

Trent:

like just run the ball. Like the Jaguars are throwing the ball 50 times because they're trying to win. So I think there's a lot more opportunities for turnovers. Big sex is sex. Yeah. All right. Hey, that pretty much does our matchup show. We don't have any fan mail. Remember, you guys can go to our website, www.thefantasyfootballdudes.com. Submit a question. Also, don't forget about that. Yeti giveaway rate, review and subscribe. I think we're given one of these cups away. Whoever gives us the best review on Apple podcast. So go ahead and give us one of those. But this has been Trent Jordan in Samuel. We will see you guys Thursday from the dude den. Good luck on your waivers. Good luck this week. And we will see you next time.