Ultimate Best Ball Cheat Sheet – May 2023

The latest version of the UBBCS is here, complete with BYE WEEKS (which is a disaster this year) and both the latest Underdog and BestBall10s ADPs. In using the latest BB10s ADP (from just the past 30 days) and the current Underdog ADP (which is since the draft completed). It’s interesting to note some of …
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Dynasty Trade Value Chart – April 2023 (Pre-Draft)

Here’s the final update to the DTVC as we are about a week away from Draft Day. The next big update will come the first week of May with all of the rookie landing spots and any other Draft Day shenanigans that go down. Remember last year when both AJ Brown and Marquise Brown were …
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Lamar Jackson Traded To The…..

Let’s play a game. For fantasy purposes, let’s trade Lamar Jackson to every team in the league. And think about what that would mean and if Lamar Jackson’s stock would go up, down or stay the same. I’ll also give a completely fictitious score of 0-100 for likelihood of this team exploring Jackson as their new QB.

AFC East
Lamar Jackson traded to the Bills – it won’t happen because Josh Allen is there, but if it did, it would be the absolute perfect offense for him. Stock: Up – Score: 0

Lamar Jackson traded to the Dolphins – Tua and some draft picks would have to be going back to Baltimore in this one. Imagine that offense though, it would be amongst the scariest in the league. Stock: Way Up – Score: 87

Lamar Jackson traded to the Patriots – The story here would be, Belichick is getting old and he doesn’t think Mac Jones or Bailey Zappe can get him to one last title run. So they blow it all up from a picks perspective and get Lamar. Rhamondre, Juju, Gesicki and L-Jax would be interesting. Stock: Same – Score: 69

Lamar Jackson traded to the Jets – The Aaron Rodgers deal just fell through. They can’t agree to compensation with the Packers and the Jets decide to give up Pick 13 and their two seconds for Lamar. There’s arguably 3-4 WRs on the Jets roster better than anything Lamar ever had in Baltimore. Stock: Up – Score: 91

AFC North
Lamar Jackson traded to the Bengals – Nope. Joey Burrow is there, and this team is set for a vertical passing game. Not a great fit. Stock: Same – Score: -40

Lamar Jackson traded to the Browns – Haha. This would be hilarious if they just swapped Jackson for Watson. Stock: Same – Score: -1

Lamar Jackson traded to the Steelers – While it would be great if they traded Jackson in-division, it just won’t happen. Plus the Steelers are still working out if they have something in Kenny Pickett. Stock: Down – Score: -10

AFC South
Lamar Jackson traded to the Texans – Would pick #2 for Lamar Jackson be enough to get it done? Maybe. It certainly would be a large move. Problem is, he’d leave one of the worst WR rooms in the league for a similar situation. And they just dealt with a QB holding out and seeking a trade, they might not want to bring a guy like that back. Stock: Same – Score: 77

Lamar Jackson traded to the Colts – It wouldn’t be the first time Indy stole something from Baltimore. Pick #4 could be all it takes for Jackson, and there’s seemingly a better offensive infrastructure in Indianapolis than Baltimore (Pittman, JT, a couple of young TEs). Stock: Up – Score: 88

Lamar Jackson traded to the Jaguars – What if… Trevor Lawrence for Lamar Jackson straight up? It won’t happen. But it’s fascinating to think about who would have to throw in extra picks to get this done. My bet would be Baltimore would be adding a couple of picks to the offer. Stock: Up – Score: 2

Lamar Jackson traded to the Titans – This one is kind of a dark horse for me. The Titans could send back Tannehill and a few high draft picks for Jackson. Jackson would join a run-first offense as another rushing threat alongside Derrick Henry. It would be difficult to game-plan against for sure. Stock: Up – Score: 21

AFC West
Lamar Jackson traded to the Broncos – I think Denver would love to have a do-over at trading for a QB. But there’s no way to get rid of Russ. Baltimore certainly wouldn’t take him back. L-Jax with Payton would be outstanding though. Stock: Up – Score: 3

Lamar Jackson traded to the Chiefs – Patrick Mahomes… Stock: Up – Score: -1,000

Lamar Jackson traded to the Raiders – They did just sign Jimmy G to decent money, and I don’t believe you can sign a guy and immediately trade him. Plus, the Raiders are widely known as somewhat cash-poor, so I don’t believe they’d have the collateral to put up to actually sign Jackson. Stock: Up – Score: 0

Lamar Jackson traded to the Chargers – For Justin Herbert… Yeah that doesn’t make sense. Those schemes are completely the opposite of each other, and the staffs would have to re-invent the wheel. Stock: Same – Score: 5

NFC East
Lamar Jackson traded to the Cowboys – Maybe Jerry gets a bit cranky with Dak. Maybe McCarthy really wants to be a run-first team. Jackson for Dak straight up doesn’t seem outlandish. The more I think about it, this could actually work well for both sides. Will it? Absolutely not. But it’s a fun trade on Madden. Stock: Up – Score: 8

Lamar Jackson traded to the Giants – They did just commit to Danny Dimes, so it’s highly doubtful, and they’d likely have to pay with Daniel Jones plus draft picks to land Jackson. I don’t think it’s plausible, but I’d love to see Jackson play in Brian Daboll’s offense. Stock: Up – Score: 10

Lamar Jackson traded to the Eagles – I think they feel pretty secure with Jalen Hurts. But that’s the exact offense that Lamar could run if put in the right situation. Stock: Up – Score: 0

Lamar Jackson traded to the Commanders – Hooo-weee. If Daniel Snyder had already sold the team, I think this would be a very real option for a new owner. Unfortunately, when you’re trying to sell a team, tying your franchise to a starting QB for 7 years and high dollars might be a deterrent for an incoming ownership group. They probably want to make that decision for themselves. Stock: Same – Score: 34

NFC North
Lamar Jackson traded to the Bears – I think the Bears like what they have with Fields, and like what they have with draft picks over the next few years. I mean, they just chose Fields over every QB in this draft. They’re not in this market. Stock: Same – Score: 1

Lamar Jackson traded to the Lions – This one is juicy. Let’s say the Lions move Goff and their #6 pick from the Rams (they still have pick #18). That would give the Ravens a bridge QB and likely Anthony Richardson or Will Levis, depending on who is left. The Lions get a ready-to-go weapon, and are likely the NFC North favorites. Stock: Way Up – Score: 93

Lamar Jackson traded to the Packers – What if I told you there was a world, in which the Packers traded Aaron Rodgers to the Ravens, and Jordan Love to the Jets, and ended up with Lamar Jackson. I think my brain would melt. Stock: Same – Score: 4 or 12

Lamar Jackson traded to the Vikings – I’m from Minnesota. The fanbase actually wants this. You’d have to move Kirk Cousins in the deal, who does hold some value, and probably the Vikings would have to part with either a first or second. Problem is, the money that Jackson wants would absolutely put the Vikings even more into cap hell. But L-Jax to Jet has a nice ring to it, and he looks good in purple. Stock: Up – Score: 8

NFC South
Lamar Jackson traded to the Falcons – It would probably take Desmond Ridder and two firsts (#8 this year and the 2024 pick). But, he’d go to a team with Kyle Pitts, Drake London, Tyler Allgeier. That seems like the best core in the NFC South, and would instantly make them the favorite in that division. Stock: Way Up – Score: 78

Lamar Jackson traded to the Panthers – For pick #1 overall. Because that’s all they have left. Maybe the Panthers made their big move, evaluated all of their options at QB and decided that Jackson is the best option. It would be an intriguing offense for sure. Basically any team he would end up with in the NFC South would be the favorite to win the division. Stock: Up – Score: 40

Lamar Jackson traded to the Saints – They just signed Derek Carr long term, so this just can’t happen. I don’t even like it if it did happen. Stock: Same – Score: 2

Lamar Jackson traded to the Buccaneers – Yes, they did just sign Baker Mayfield, but it’s a one-year backup QB contract, basically a prove-it deal, so I don’t think the Bucs would be completely out on keeping both. It would likely take pick #19 and their 2024 first to get it done, but he’d have two veteran solid receivers in the lineup right away, and a team structure that is only a few years removed from a Super Bowl. Stock: Slightly up – Score: 50

NFC West
Lamar Jackson traded to the Cardinals – Do they just try to swap Kyler for Jackson? How much extra would the Cards need to throw in? Does Jackson want to reunite with Hollywood Brown? This doesn’t sound plausible. Stock: Meh – Score: 1

Lamar Jackson traded to the Rams – Seriously, F them picks. They’d have to move Stafford, plus a first or two, to get Jackson. Which is exactly what the Rams did to get Stafford two years ago. It makes virtually no sense, and I absolutely love it. Stock: KuUP – Score: 18

Lamar Jackson traded to the 49ers – Niners trade Trey Lance and a couple of high picks in 2024 or 2025 to the Ravens. Problem is, the Niners only have three 3rd rounders this year and a bunch of nothin’. But if we can dream for a second… Jackson, McCaffery, Deebo, Aiyuk and Kittle in the same offense, with Kyle Shanahan calling the plays. Holy crap, that’s unstoppable. Stock: Outer Space High – Score: 49

Lamar Jackson traded to the Seahawks – They did just commit to Geno for a few years, but a Ken Walker, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett combo with Lamar sounds incredibly fun. I don’t think it can happen, but hey, if you can force a video game trade, this would make the NFC a lot more interesting. Stock: Up – Score: 12

Aaron Rodgers – Packers/Jets Trade Talk

The rumors have been swirling for weeks. Since the darkness retreat was over. Here’s what we know.

  • The Jets signed former Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett
  • Aaron Rodgers stated on Pat McAfee’s show that he intends to play for the New York Jets this seaon
  • Reports surfaced that Rodgers had a list of players that he’d like the Jets to sign
  • The Jets did sign former Packer Allen Lazard to a four-year deal. They also signed former Chief Mecole Hardman
  • The Jets traded Elijah Moore and a third round pick to the Browns for a second round pick (Pick 42)
  • The Jets own picks 13, 42 and 43 in the first three rounds
  • The rumored compensation that the Packers want is a first round pick, or two second round picks. Possibly a pick escalator from a 2024 second to a first if Rodgers hits some achievable benchmarks and the team has some success (hosts a playoff game, goes to the AFC Championship, etc.)
  • The rumored response was that the Jets want some safety in their trade, with a pick kicker coming to the Jets if Rodgers were to retire after the 2023 season. As in, the Packers would then owe the Jets a draft pick in 2024 or 2025 if Rodgers hangs it up.

What does this all mean for the Packers?
Rodgers is done in Green Bay. There’s no repairing this relationship. Packers president Mark Murphy and Rodgers have both made it apparent through the media, that they are separated, the divorce just is not final. Aaron will get visitation to Lambeau when he’s inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.

Jordan Love is going to be under center for 2023, so the team can decide if they want to pick up his fifth-year option. It’s reasonable for the team to do this.

The offense should change significantly. Losing Rodgers, Davante Adams, Robert Tonyan and Lazard over the last two off-seasons, will certainly give this offense a new look. Losing Adams alone last year seemed to send the offense into a slight downturn.

Aaron Jones took a paycut to stay in Green Bay, and appears to be the absolute focal point of this offense. With Lazard gone, it frees up Christian Watson to be the unquestioned number one, and Romeo Doubs is likely the WR2.

What does this all mean for the Jets?
The time is now. The Jets think they’re a few pieces away from challenging for the AFC crown, in one of the toughest conferences in recent memory. They’ll have to beat two of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow, not to mention Justin Herbert and Trevor Lawrence (and hey, maybe Lamar Jackson) are looming. And that’s just to make it to the Super Bowl.

Odell Beckham has been rumored to the Jets as well as Ezekiel Elliott, which would give them a very deep, but somewhat old team at the skill positions. The Jets still have Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Lazard and Hardman at WR. As well as Breece Hall, Zonovan Knight and Michael Carter at RB.

If Rodgers, Beckham and Zeke all show up, depth certainly wouldn’t be a problem. But would that be too many mouths to feed from a fantasy perspective?

Ultimate Best Ball Cheat Sheet – March 28, 2023

With both Underdog and Best Ball 10s in full swing, best ball season is surely upon us. On Underdog, The Big Board and The Little Board pre-draft tournaments are offering $1,000,000 and $50,000 respectively. If you’re not an Underdog player, you can click this link to use the official Shock Fantasy promo code for up …
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Dynasty Trade Value Chart – New and Improved for 2023

It’s been a while. Usually post-Super Bowl I take my football hiatus and decompress a little bit. It’s good for the soul to not crunch football all day long. But free agency, the combine, the draft in about a month, it’s all got me salivating to make some trades in my own dynasty leagues. But, …
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Dynasty/Empire Trade Value Chart – January 2023

It’s been a while. But as the season ends and dynasty leagues roll over, it’s time to size up your roster and maybe make some of those initial trades. It’s always buyer beware at this time of year, as so many things can happen. Here’s a couple of interesting things to think about. There are …
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