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    10 team, PPR.

    Currently sitting in 3rd (tied w 2nd on record, 8-5). Playoffs run week 15-16, so trying to hang on to a playoff spot. Going up against the 1st place team this week who on paper are clearly the strongest team (though hopefully without Gordon this week).

    I just lost Conner, so my backfield is currently a hot mess. Any help in assembling my lineup this week is appreciated. Bold players are locked in to start.

    QB (1): Luck
    RB (2): Ware v BAL (bad matchup, should get volume), Ekeler v CIN (great matchup, shared volume), Jackson v CIN (great matchup, shared volume), Samuels at OAK (great matchup, pass game work for pass heavy team)
    WR (2): Juju, Hilton
    TE (1): Gronk at MIA, Samuels at OAK (great matchup, pass game work for pass heavy team)
    FLEX (1): One of the RB's above, Golladay at ARI

    Any thoughts?
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    D (3): Weber, Gustafsson, Hedman
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    Bench: T Wilson, Neiderreiter, Trocheck, Byfuglien [IR]
    G: Dubnyk, Bobrovsky, Lehner

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    QB/WR you got it
    TE: Gronk
    RB: Jackson, Samuel
    Flex: Golladay

    Jackson vs Ekler is the big coin flip. I think Jackson runs like a lead back, Ekler runs like a passing down back. Jacksons patience at the line was something to watch. I'm personally edging towards Jackson.
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    W, GAA, S%, Saves
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    C: Eichel, Pettersson (C), Zibanejad,
    LW: Marchand, Couture (C), Parise, Dubois (LW)
    RW: Marner (C), Kessel, Keller (C, LW)
    D: Barrie, Yandle, Suter, Poluck
    G: Andersen (G), Dubnyk, Murray
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2014olympicgold View Post
    QB/WR you got it
    TE: Gronk
    RB: Jackson, Samuel
    Flex: Golladay

    Jackson vs Ekler is the big coin flip. I think Jackson runs like a lead back, Ekler runs like a passing down back. Jacksons patience at the line was something to watch. I'm personally edging towards Jackson.
    Am I crazy to go Jackson/Ekeler at RB, and Samuels over Gronk at TE? I know that limits my upside, but Gronk isn't offering much of that this season anyway.
    Yahoo, 1 yr, 10-team, H2H Pts
    G 3, A 2, +/- 1, SOG 0.25, PPP 1, SHG 2, PIM 0.5, HIT 0.5, GWG 1
    W 4, GA -1, SV 0.25, SO 2


    C (2): Kuznetsov, J Benn
    W (3): Wheeler, Ovechkin, Boeser
    D (3): Weber, Gustafsson, Hedman
    Util (2): B Schenn, Hornqvist
    Bench: T Wilson, Neiderreiter, Trocheck, Byfuglien [IR]
    G: Dubnyk, Bobrovsky, Lehner

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwojt21 View Post
    Am I crazy to go Jackson/Ekeler at RB, and Samuels over Gronk at TE? I know that limits my upside, but Gronk isn't offering much of that this season anyway.
    I was thinking that too. That's going boom or bust on the TE position, but then pretty much saying "I'm going to get 1 of the RBs right" with the Ekler/Jackson as your RBs. Both won't do amazing.

    I'd go Gronk at TE, but can't really fault you going Samuel. Samuel will out point Gronk likely. But will Ekler/Jackson out point Gronk? ahhhh I dunno. One will, but will the other?
    12 team, H2H, 6 keeper league (Keepers in Bold)
    G, A, Pts, +/-, PPP, PIM, FW
    W, GAA, S%, Saves
    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G
    C: Eichel, Pettersson (C), Zibanejad,
    LW: Marchand, Couture (C), Parise, Dubois (LW)
    RW: Marner (C), Kessel, Keller (C, LW)
    D: Barrie, Yandle, Suter, Poluck
    G: Andersen (G), Dubnyk, Murray
    IR+: Karlsson

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2014olympicgold View Post
    I was thinking that too. That's going boom or bust on the TE position, but then pretty much saying "I'm going to get 1 of the RBs right" with the Ekler/Jackson as your RBs. Both won't do amazing.

    I'd go Gronk at TE, but can't really fault you going Samuel. Samuel will out point Gronk likely. But will Ekler/Jackson out point Gronk? ahhhh I dunno. One will, but will the other?
    Great debate for sure....but I wouldn't want to lose benching Gronk while starting 2 RBs from the same team haha.

    I would go Samuels, Ekeler, Gronk.

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