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  • Brandon 3:51 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink
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    If you’re looking for a defense to ride the rest of the year, look no further than the New England Patriots, who could potentially play the following quarterbacks:

    11: Tyler Palko
    12: Vince Young
    13: Curtis Painter
    14: Rex Grossman or John Beck…who cares
    15: Tim Tebow
    16: Matt Moore

    As bad as the Patriots were defensively early in the year, they’ve started to improve quite a bit recently and it should only continue ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • james hance 5:47 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      tebow or dalton?

    • Kjax 9:17 am on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I picked up tebow off of waiver wire and have been very pleased. Even starting him over rivers and big Ben! so yes. He runs a whole lot which equals lots of points. And, the boy just wins!!

    • Mike 10:46 am on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      OK, trade offered. I give Jordy Nelson / Bradshaw / Battle , I get Maclin / Fred Jackson.

      Seems pretty solid to me and I am hurting at RB, but losing Jordy who is arguably now a WR1 is tough.

      • Brandon 6:04 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a tough one, but you upgrade pretty good at running back. Can you just trade Bradshaw and Battle for Jackson by chance? Who are your other receivers? Can you afford to lose Nelson?

        • Mike 10:06 am on November 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          No, its Nelson or nothing. I still have Colston, Holmes, Decker, Brown and Crabtree PLUS i get Maclin. So I slightly downgrade at WR. Colston is a definite WR1, Maclin and Brown are WR2s and Holmes, Decker (Could be a 2, but not sure about passing game) and Crabtree are WR3s

    • MR 11:09 am on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Little help please!! Just lost Schaub(Picked up Leinart) and have Mark Sanchez… 8-2 and have clinched a playoff spot… Should I look to make a trade for a QB?? Got quite a few hurt players left though… do you think i can/ should package any of these together??? Or stick with the QB’s I have??
      Rest of my Team is
      Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith(Car), Hey-ward-Bey, Julio Jones……Ray Rice, Michael Bush, Ryan Mathews, Aahmad Bradshaw…..
      Any advise is appreciated!! Thank you!

      • Brandon 6:04 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would try to package a few guys for a quarterback. Just like Mark Sanchez will never lead the Jets to a Superbowl win, I doubt he leads your team to a fantasy championship ๐Ÿ™‚

        • MR 6:20 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Rivers is really the only decent QB on someones bench. His owner needs a RB bad!! What do you think would not be giving up too much. Especially with the injury to Bradshaw and Mcfadden possibly comming back soon. If I give up Mathews, I may be without a packup…. what are your thought??.. thanks in advance!!

  • Brandon 9:08 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink
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    Oh Ravens, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways… 

    1. First of all, as a Patriots fan, it’s mandatory that I hate the Ravens after they knocked New England out of the playoffs inย embarrassingย fashion a few years ago.
    2. League #1: Billy Cundiff – I needed 8 points from you to win…not a HUGE thing to ask. You got 1.
    3. League #2: Ray Rice – Needed about 16 points, something you’ve done in nearly every game this year. You got 4.
    4. League #3: Joe Flacco – I know this would have been tough, but you could have gone out and repeated your week three performance for 30+ points and earned me a win. You got 9.
    Soooo…I guess there are four ways in which I hate the Ravens. If you add up the times I’ve hated Joe Flacco this year though, there are probably an additional 3-4 hates in there somewhere.
     
    • Joshua 10:59 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah thanks Ray Rice for the choke…and fumble! Anyway i have Pettigrew and Gronkowski on my team. Do you think it would be a risk that pays off if i trade Pettigrew for Tony Gonzales and then start him instead of Gronkowski since Atlanta is playing the Colts

      • Joshua 8:06 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Pettigrew(Buffalo) VS Denver or Gronkowski(New England) VS Pittsburgh And disregaurd my previous comment im unsure why i said Atlanta is playing the Colts

        • Corey 9:03 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Gronk

          • Joshua 9:14 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Just for peace of mind why would you play Gronkowski? And just fyi im playing Welker in the WR1 spot

            • Corey 9:19 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink

              Don’t forget what happened last year. Gronk 3 tds 72 yards. Brady has shown all year the he LOVES to throw to his TEs. Even with Hernandez playing as well I still give Gronk a better chance of scoring more than Pettigrew. IMO of course ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Corey 9:23 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink

              Pit will blitz alot and the middle of the field will be open for target practice ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Joshua 9:31 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink

              Yeah they will and my gut is to play Gronkowski and Welker because im sure they will combine for most the receptions…hopefully. But im worried about Troy Polamalu. He can be hell on a recieving tight end he doesnt like to stay in the typical safety position unless he has to lol. But i agree with you on who to play i think Brady and Belichick will find a way to play around him

        • Javier 11:59 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I am having the same dilemma and I am also starting Gronk, even if Pettigrew is getting a lot more attention since Best is out. Also, there is a chance that Stafford won’t play or at least he will be banged up.

        • Brandon 3:35 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Are you still looking for advice on this? Leave a comment on my user rankings post and I’ll try to answer it that way

    • Adam 11:01 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      As a Flacco owner, would you be interested in a trade for Tebow? I’m looking to unload Teebird and acquire a solid WR or some very decent RB depth. I’m not sure exactly what to go for, though.

      • Adam 11:02 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        As an aside, if you type “Flacco” on an iPhone, the auto-correct changes it to “flaccid”. Awesome.

      • Brandon 3:36 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        As a Flacco owner, I would indeed be interested in Tebow. However, I would only give up a mediocre receiver for him until he proves himself better than what he did last game. Tebow might go for someone like Miles Austin or something at this point if you’re lucky.

    • Corey 11:57 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      So I have a question for some of the guys here. I’ve been doing ff for years so i’m not out to screw anyone on trades and all that. But I have run into a dilemma and I’m asking for some advice. First off here is my roster in a standard 8 team league.

      Ben Roethlisberger,Tim Tebow,Arian Foster,Darren McFadden,Ryan Mathews,Peyton Hillis,Andre Johnson,Mike Wallace,Brandon Lloyd,Terrell Owens,James Jones,Owen Daniels,Jason Hanson,Sebastian Janikowski,Cowboys, 49ers

      Cowboys, Jones, Hanson were all bye week fill ins and will be going back to waivers. Here is what I need some advice. As you can see my QB and TE position is not really that strong. Ben has picked up his play the last few weeks so I”m not necessarily worried about that but I’m seriously interested in upgrading Daniels. And the target I’m after is Jimmy Graham.

      The owner who has him is having alot of problems with RB depth but he has a stock of wrs. I’m heavy on both WR/RB and am willing to help him out to help me out as well.

      Deangelo Williams, Daniel Thomas, Fred Jackson, Blount and Smith *car* Jennings/Bryant/D.Jackson/Julio

      He does also have jermichael finley on the bench.

      So here is what I need some advice on. Would offering lets say Daniels and either McFadden or Mathews for Graham and Jennings be more fair to both sides or do you think this falls heavy to one side? Or instead of Jennings look for D.jackson or bryant. He also has Brady as well who i’m interested in at qb. Thanks for any advice ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Adam 4:00 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d target Daniels and Mathews for Graham, 2-for-1. I don’t think you’re going to get both Graham and Jennings. You could start asking for both and negotiate down.

        • Corey 4:41 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Yea thats what I figured I was going to offer him was a 2 for 1, I just didn’t want to over/under value it. Thanks

    • jlmac 11:58 am on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Need some WR help…R.White and VJax have been less than remarkable. D. Nelson, M. Jenkins and S. Breaston on waiver. Liking what KC has been doing?? Pick one.

      • jlmac 12:26 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Add D. Thomas(Denver) and N. Washington to the list.

      • Joshua 1:06 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would say N Washington. I think with the Texans taking over the AFC south the Titans know they have to step up some to make sure they stay contenders for the division. Washington has some good stats and they few games ive seen him play looked like some good hands too. Oh and they are playing the colts next week ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Corey 1:11 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Well, I would say no to nelson just to the fact that he’s not targeted enough anymore *too many option in buffalo* and no to Breaston just because he’s a #2 and will lose most looks for Bowe. I would look to get Jenkins. I would hold off on Thomas one more week or grab him and jenkins if you have bench space just to see how he does, keep in mind though that Tebow and his crappy accuracy is throwing him the ball. Washington hasn’t done anything with Britts exit. Washington is the #1 but he is not getting enough catches. 8 catches over the last 3 games and his only big game was the denver game when britt went down. that was with britt in the game too. From what I’ve been hearing, TEN is looking to add T.O to their wr core and even then I still don’t get washington. Boldin put over 100 yards on houston last week and Washington had 1 catch for 10 yards.

        Go grab Jenkins and Thomas if you can. Jenkins 1st though. If Harvin has the coverage Jenkins will be the next in line receiver there.

        Just my 2 cents ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Joshua 1:21 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I was thinking Jenkins also but what kept me from going that direction is the Vikings dont have an easy schedule for the rest of the year especially for a rookie QB(Ponder) only having two games in the NFL. And my opinion on Thomas is he is a talented reciever but Jacksonville QB(Gabbert) has horrible “drop and pass” mechanics. These are just my opinions could be wrong could be right hope it helps.

          • Joshua 1:30 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Oh and also regaurding Terell Owens, i think at this point in his career he is more of a distraction to the safeties than a number one recieving threat for a team.

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I like Demaryius Thomas and Steve Breaston…but not at the cost of Roddy White or Vincent Jackson if that’s what you’re asking.

    • Will 1:18 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks so much for all your help so far! Picked up Murray and he did really great. I’m 2nd in my league, going up against #1 this week: we’re both tied at 6-1. Gotta win this one… any serious revamping to do? People to drop/pick up? I have a pretty solid team, and the head-to-head preview on the ESPN FF site says that we’re evenly matched, but if I can pick up an edge somewhere, I’ll feel more confident about it.

      Starters
      ———
      Andy Dalton QB
      Fred Jackson RB
      DeMarco Murray RB
      LeSean McCoy RB
      Brandon Lloyd WR
      Eric Decker WR
      Jason Witten TE
      Saints D/ST *BYE*
      Dan Bailey K

      Bench
      ———
      Josh Freeman QB *BYE*
      Maurice Jones-Drew RB
      Willis Mcgahee RB *O*
      Brandon Jacobs RB *Q*
      A.J. Green WR
      49ers D/ST
      David Nelson WR

      ** My Opponent **
      Eli Manning QB
      Arian Foster RB
      Darren Sproles RB
      Wes Welker WR
      Steve Breaston WR
      Kevin Walter WR
      Jimmy Graham TE
      Ravens D/ST
      Jason Hanson K

      • Will 1:20 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        just switched out Decker for Green, Saints D/ST for 49ers

    • TJ 3:48 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      More BALT hate to add: My survivor pick this week. My FF opponent had Boldin, I had Rice. And I’m still pissed they took my Browns.

    • Neil 5:12 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      In need of some advice. I am in a desperate QB situation. In a 12 team, 2QB league. (2QB, 2WR, 2RB, TE, W/T, K, Def).

      My current team is:

      QB – AJ Feeley, Tarvaris Jackson, Carson Palmer, Jay Cutler
      WR – Eric Decker, Hakeem Nicks, Doug Baldwin (dropping him this week for Heath Miller), Jordy Nelson, Mario Manningham
      RB – Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, Beanie Wells
      TE – Jermichael Finley (Heath Miller, pending waiver)
      K – Stephen Gostkowski, Mason Crosby
      Def – Detroit

      The one person who is willing to entertain trade requests team is below.

      QB – Matthew Stafford, Josh Beck, Christian Ponder, Charlie Whitehurst
      WR – Anquan Boldin, Vincent JAckson, Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter
      RB – Fred Jackson, Frank Gore, Darren McFadden, Tashard Choice
      TE – Greg Olsen, Scott Chandler
      K – Nick Novak
      Def – Chicago

      I am considering packaging Beanie Wells and/or Mario Manningham (+/-Carson Palmer)into a deal. Any suggestions on whether i should pursue Beck or Ponder (as I am certain he will not be willing to deal Stafford). What kind of a trade should I offer.

      (I’ve sent another trade proposal to another guy but have not heard a response. That one is Wells and Manningham for Hasselbeck and Marcedes Lewis. You guys think i should keep this one on the table?)

      Thanks in advance!

      • Neil 5:16 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        And EVERY potential starting quarterback in the league is on someone’s team, so the option of just picking someone up for the week is not an option.

      • james hance 7:45 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        u are stocked at RBs trade wells try getting ponder, mayB try trading nicks or decker if u get desperate

    • Schrodinger's Cat 7:58 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I hold onto Jordy Nelson (for his possible explosive 20-30 point games) or just drop him already?

      • Corey 9:04 pm on October 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Trade him. Package him with another receiver or Rb and get a better player at either position. Someone will snag him up quickly if you just drop him. Get some value out of him ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Shawn 12:25 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks you the help last week!
      Should I start Torain or Battle this week?

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll add these guys to my rankings for the week, so check there and see! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jack 1:21 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey Brandon
      would you trade stafford and andre johnson for cam newton (MAYBE throw in roddy white to make it an even 2-fer-2
      or would stafford and sjax for newton be a wiser choice?
      OR would you do NO such thing!
      THANKS

      • Brandon 3:03 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        No way you do Stafford and Johnson for Cam Newton (and how is Roddy White a throw in? :-)) I wouldn’t even trade Stafford and S-Jax for Newton I don’t think, but it’s much closer. In one of my leagues, Newton only has 25 more points than Stafford through seven games, so in theory he’s only worth 3-4 more points a week depending on your league scoring (although he is healthier at the moment.) I like the first deal though if you get Roddy White along with Newton. Hope this helps!

    • jlmac 9:08 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Out of Brandon Jacobs and Ben Tate…who would you pick and why??

      • Corey 9:52 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I think the safer play here is to go with Tate. The reasoning behind this is really that the Texans have a much better O’line and Tate will have a better advantage of getting carries and decent yardage. Jacobs will get some goal line carries but you can’t really base it off of that. IE Tolbert and Mathews. As good as Bradshaw has been running lately I don’t see much of Jacobs. Plus the fact he’s nursing a mcl sprain might hamper that big body the rest of the year.

        I would get Tate.

        • jlmac 9:58 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. I was thinking that way.

    • The Don 9:10 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Aite make the call Brandon I have victor cruz on my bench Reggie Wayne and Mike williams (tampa bay) are on the waiver wire should i bother picking either one of these guys up or should i stick with cruz

      • Corey 9:35 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with Cruz, Wayne and Williams are just not producing this year.

      • Brandon 2:49 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Just starting to add those names to my user rankings for this week, so that should help you decide!

      • Brandon 2:53 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, I think you’re talking more long term there I guess, as Mike Williams is on a BYE this week. It seems crazy, but I like Williams the best of the bunch. Wayne has proven that he’s not a superstar unless he has a superstar quarterback, while Victor Cruz has come back down to earth recently. Williams seems to be improving by the week and proved last year (with the same QB) that he can be a star. He’s getting tons of looks each week too…he just needs to catch more!

    • Corey 9:34 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      ^^^^^^ LaWho Zahur ^^^^^^

    • The Persistent Fool 10:02 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’m very much a fantasy football rookie, and this site has been tremendously helpful.

      I am trying to decide who to start as my RB2 and Flex in an ESPN standard 14 team league. Which two of: Battle, Moreno, Gaffney?

      I am disinclined to start Moreno because I’ll eb starting Tebow, and don’t like betting against myself like that.

      Also, if I could pick him up, would Demayrius Thomas be worth the start over Gaffney?

      And should I pick up Bernard Scott, dumping Kendall Hunter or Stevan Ridley to do it?

      Thanks very much for any input

      • Brandon 3:42 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, yes to Bernard Scott over Hunter or Ridley, who have very little value at this point. Pick up Demaryius Thomas while you’re at it with the other guy. As for your RB2 and Flex spots, go Battle and Moreno. Gaffney could pick it up with Santana Moss out, but the Broncos will be running the ball all day with Tebow under center, since they don’t trust him to throw the ball. Good luck!

    • trade'em if you got'em 11:35 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Do you think Foster is going to have a similar week against Jacksonville and therefore allow Tate to come in for sloppy seconds again.
      Or would I be safer to play Marshall.

      • Corey 11:37 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        After seeing what the jags did to Rice I would be hesitant to start Tate. Giants have a very soft secondary and Marshall is the #1, however they did pickup another qb incase moore struggles. Is there anyone else on waivers you can spot fill this week?

        • trade'em if you got'em 11:41 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I have Thomas also, but he hasn’t been showing improvement. And the waiver isn’t pretty.

          I’m also trying to make a trade for Dez Bryant. I was offering Daniel Thomas and Jacoby Ford. I also have Best and Wells who are injured at the moment but are supposed to return.
          do you think any of those two combos or even three players would be a fair trade for Bryant or am I way off?

          • Corey 11:44 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Daniel thomas?

            • Corey 11:48 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink

              I would almost tell you to roll the dice with Thomas this week. Look at the past 4 matchups against the giants in the rushing game. 541 yards, 6 touchdowns, 94 total ff points to rbs the past 4 games. That’s close to 25 points a game to rbs.

              As far as trying to get Bryant, I’m not sure thomas/ford will get it done. I think you package Best or wells to get Bryant and another player.

              What does your roster look like?

            • trade'em if you got'em 11:54 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink

              My line up:
              Romo
              Steve Smith (CAR)
              Pierre Garcon
              Foster
              Brandon Marshall
              Torain
              J. Graham
              Hanson
              49s

              Bench:
              Fitzpatrick
              Ben Tate
              J. Ford (BYE)
              D. Thomas
              J. Best (injured)
              Janikowski (BYE)
              Wells (injured)

            • trade'em if you got'em 11:56 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink

              I tried picking up Murray this week but was denied in my waiver. Sometimes it sucks to be in second.

    • Adam 11:25 am on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What do you think about a trade of Tebow for Murray? I have Brees, so I really don’t need Tebow. Both only have one week under their belts, so both a risk.

    • Jay 8:14 pm on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Trade i did:
      I Get; Chris Johnson , Fred Davis , Cedric Benson
      Gave away: Jeremy Maclin , BGE , Visanthe shiancoe
      now i know cj hasnt been doing good but i figued with ind , cincy , and carolina coming up just taking a risk , tell me your opinion

  • Brandon 2:35 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink
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    If you don’t want to spend a high draft pick on a big name tight end (Gates, Clark, etc) then feel free to snag either of the Patriots young tight ends later in the draft. Apparently red zone target Rob Gronkowski is lighting it up in camp and Aaron Hernandez should be even better than last season when he had a couple issues with injuries and dropped passes. I expect pretty big things out of the Patriots passing game this year, with so many options that defenses will have a hard time covering everyone.

     
    • Mike 2:54 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      So the addition of OchoCinco will not cut into these guys production this season? I just can not see both of these guys lighting it up like they did last year at this point.

      • Javier 3:41 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I am sure New England will continue using with their 2-TE formation a lot, and rotate between these two and Ochocinco.

      • Brandon 4:23 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I guess Ochocinco could cut into some of Hernandez’s action, but these two guys are tough to cover and should get plenty of open looks. Gronk will get plenty of looks in the red zone no matter what receivers Brady has.

    • Robin Palm 6:06 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’d rather poke needles in my eyes than stake my Fantasy Football championship on who gets the ball in the Belichick/Brady machine.

  • Brandon 11:01 am on July 29, 2011 Permalink
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    Chad Ochocinco (Johnson?) traded to the New England Patriots 

    As a Patriots fan, I can’t complain that New England isn’t making things interesting this season. In addition to acquiring Albert Haynesworth, they’ve now traded for Chad Ochocinco (not sure if he plans to change his name back now?) and solidify one of the most solid wide receiver corps in the league. As long as Bill Belichick can put up with his social networking, I see this move working out pretty well.

    In other news, recently cut wide receiver Roy Williams has signed with the Chicago Bears. Interesting move…which I don’t see working out all that great. He has a decent quarterback with Jay Cutler, but the fact that he couldn’t succeed in Dallas, who doesn’t have a scrub at QB to begin with, raises some serious questions about his skill level at this point.

    Anyone know where Terrell Owens is hiding?

     
  • Brandon 10:46 am on July 28, 2011 Permalink
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    DT Albert Haynseworth traded to the New England Patriots for a 5th round draft pick in 2013! Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots will only owe him a total of $5 million, since the Redskins picked up the rest of his insane $100 million contract. This could turn out to be AWESOME…or embarassing. Either way it’ll be interesting!

    It’s not so fantasy football-related, but it could help the NE defense in theory.

     
    • Matt 4:30 pm on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Locker room nightmare. I would want nothing to do with this guy.

      • Brandon 8:56 pm on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Neither will the Bills quarterback when he’s terrorizing him in the backfield!

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