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Hola all. I am currently out and about in the great state of Kansas so my response time will be a little slower than usual. Here are the most up to date rankings –>  Auction Values, Tiers and Cheat Sheet for PPR and Non PPR.  That should hopefully get you through the hard times. The top RBs are pretty fluid right now with Foster hurting and CJ holding out. I’m leaning Ray Rice #1 in PPR leagues and Adrian Peterson in non-PPR, but might take a risk on Rice even in non-PPR, he has just looked that good.

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(Doc’s note: The site is still running a little slow, but we are upgrading as we speak! It should be footloose and fancy free soonish!)

Peyton Manning: He has been taken off the PUP list and is now on the big dog list. It looks like he will start practicing in some capacity this week and with no setbacks will most likely be available for week one. I agree with Tony Dungy in that Manning will need to be 6 feet under to not be under center week one. I’m feeling pretty good about where I got him in drafts recently.

Kenny Britt: Britt didn’t get a suspension after 3 offseason arrests. It looks like the NFL and NFLPA must have made a deal or at the very least the NFL decided they didn’t want to get sued for suspending a player for doing something while he didn’t officially work for them. Whatever the reasoning this is good news for Britt and gives a little more incentive to grab him in drafts even though he can’s seem to stay on the field!

Chris Cooley: He believes that he’ll be ready to go week 1, but with Fred Davis continuing to play well there is no reason for the Natives to push Cooley. I’d stay away from both in your drafts this week. There are too many good tight ends to worry about timeshares and injuries.

Jordy Nelson: He looked very good this last preseason game and he has been somewhat lost with all the Randall Cobb hype and James Jones being resigned, but his sure hands and good route running make him one of Rodgers go to guys if he’s out there. If Driver is out for any time Nelson would be the guy.

Arian Foster: His hammy troubles are getting to be three little pigs and blow your house down-ish. So far I’m not insanely concerned and he is easily in my top tier. But through preseason Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson have moved up into the safer 1a/1b.

Delone Carter: I haven’t got to see much of him this preseason because they haven’t given him that much work, but he has looked good when he got time and the reviews out of camp have been very good. Donald Brown is total crud and will be passed by Carter if he hasn’t been already. Addai is still the guy, but I could easily see Carter getting goal line and some early down work as he learns the offense. Very good late upside pick.

Lance Moore: His groin injury seems to be mild and it looks like he’ll be able to go week one. It’s a little concerning, but I still like him a whole helluva lot this season and want him on my teams.

Adrian Peterson: The word is that AP will see more passing targets this season. This is no doubt good news to those who own him in PPR, but it’s still just talk. He’s a top 2 pick anyway, with a lot of #1 consideration.

Jimmy Graham: The Saints highlighted Graham in their third preseason game targeting 8 times in the first half. He caught 5 for 73 yards and right now could be the go to guy as long as there are some injury concerns for Colston and Moore. He could be a PPR monster if he stays healthy all season.

Bernard Berrian: He had a good game Saturday with 2 receptions for 64 yards and a TD.  His injury history is worrisome, but it’s good to see him getting some real work again. With no Sid Rice they very much need a deep threat. He’s worth keeping an eye on, but I’m not drafting him quite yet.

Aaron Hernandez: This guy could easily be the best receiver on the Patriots team. Last season I picked him up wherever I could because his ability was off the charts — routes, speed, hands, YAC, it was all superb, but Gronkowski was getting all the TDs! So I had to move toward the Gronkster, but with Ochocinco not really “getting it” yet (or ever?) I think Hernandez is going to get plenty of work. Of course getting into the end zone will still be a problem, but from all accounts he has taken yet another step forward and his upside is very high.

Cowboys Kicker: Right now it’s a race between Shayne Graham and Dan Bailey. The winner of that battle will have fantasy value and should be available as a free agent when word comes out. Just reason #1,743 not to draft a kicker if you can help it.

Javon Ringer: I’ve been saying to get Ringer for your CJ insurance and Jamie Harper for deep insurance, but Ringer’s injury will probably keep him out of the last preseason game and hurt his chances for the feature roll week 1 if they don’t sign Johnson before then. Either way it doesn’t look like one or the other will be “the guy” so temper expectations.

Beanie Wells: My guy Beanie is finally showing some of that promise he promised me. In this last game he showed more burst and toughness than I’ve seen for a while. With Ryan Williams out it is hard to get him at great value, but he is still going late enough for a small unsupersized value meal.

Antonio Brown: He had a huge game catching 4 passes for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns. Most people believe Emmanuel Sanders to be the more talented of the two, but there is no way to know when and how well Sanders will recover from foot surgery so I’m liking Sanders quite a bit right now. I think the Steelers are going to let Big Ben go this season and this passing game could have some fantasy goodness.

Matt Ryan: He had an insane 42 passing attempts in the first half on Saturday. That’s a whole lot of passing. If this is any indication of what they are going to do, then Harry Douglas will even have decent value. The talk has been that they were going to open the passing game up with Julio Jones and Douglas, but this makes it seem even more real.

Brandon Marshall: He had a couple receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. I’ve been high on Marshall this season and with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas both not playing well in this last game it makes it look like the Dolphins will need to throw quite a bit this season and around the goal line. I’m liking BMarsh more and more.

Matthew Stafford: Just think if this guy had never hurt his shoulder? Good lord. Just think of the numbers Megatron would have had? It really is mind boggling how good this guy is with being hurt so much of his career. Stafford is 24-of-31 for 356 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions in preseason and IF he doesn’t have his arm torn off he’s going to be a fantasy force this season and make Megatron and probably Nate Burleson forces as well.

  1. Mike says:
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    I had my first draft last night, picked up Pittsburgh’s WR Brown as my next to last pick. Brown looks like more than a sleeper, he looks like a star who should be drafted as a top 25 receiver. My league has 1 point for every 20 yd returns and 1 point for receptions. What a talent.

  2. I’m a concerned Jamaal Charles owner who hates Todd Haley as much as he hates me. I’m in a PPR. I’m thinking of offering him straight up for Ray Rice, but Rice has a tough early schedule, especially in week 1 against the Steelers. I was going to wait until after week one when Rice hopefully underperforms and Charles goes bonkers against Buffalo. But the hype train on Rice appears to be gaining steam. Do you think I have a better chance of getting this deal done by waiting until after week one, or by going for it now?

  3. CL says:
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    Doc: What do you think is going to go down with CJohnson? I don’t own him anywhere, but I did just pick up Harper (dumped McCluster)… which I think is worthwhile. You agree?

    I’m going to need to dump one of the following to pick up my kicker: Driver, G. Little, S. Rice, Woodhead, Daniel Thomas, or my new guy Harper?

    12 team, 1 PPR league. Thanks!

  4. CL says:
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    Oh, Ringer was already owned in my league by the way.

  5. bacras says:
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    Doc, what does that 42 pass attempt half mean for Turner’s value? Can he still get his?

  6. exactly says:
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    In a 12-team PPR league, who would you target: J. Graham or A. Hernandez?

    Also, what do you think about waiting on QBs this year? Now that the hype on Stafford is high, would you feel good with Bradford as your #1 and a guy like Sanchez/Henne/McCoy as your #2?

  7. Mike says:
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    Turner will not get his and TE Tony won’t get as many either

  8. Mike says:
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    Taiwan Jones RB for Oakland does he have a fantasy future.

  9. Mike says:
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    I like Graham better but would draft my TE’s late, so I would end up with Cook, Kendricks or Hernandez

  10. Norx says:
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    Hey Doc,

    Love the updates and completely agree/trust your rankings! Keep up the good work. I am in a 12 team league (3 wr / 2rb / 1 flex / .5 PPR) – first year doing a keeper league. You lose the round that you drafted the player in. I had a great draft last year (thanks to you) and was planning on keeping Arian Foster in the 4th round. With his Hammy acting up early in camp and then again last week, would you consider the following?: (note – I have the 12th pick this year – due to random selection so McCoy and Foster almost have the same value to me)

    Last Years Draft:

    1st round – Calvin Johnson
    2nd Round – Miles Austin
    3rd Round – Lesean McCoy
    4th Round – Arian Foster
    5th Round – Ahmad Bradshaw
    6th Round Hakeem Nicks
    11th Round – Eli Manning

    Pretty nice draft last year! I am stuck though and really might think about keeping Nicks in the 6th round and looking to stack up on WRs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  11. fred haase says:
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    Still think Turner is OK. Falcons threw a lot vs Steelers bc that’s how you can beat them. Running it against that Steelers front 7 is certain doom and good way to get Turner dinged up in a meaningless contest.. If the Cons were playing some scrub defense Turner would get a lot of looks.

  12. Get off my Ditka says:
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    Fellas, had my draft yesterday,

    here’s the outcome. love to hear your thoughts. My keepers going in we’re Josh freeman (rd#14, and Vincent Jackson Rd#15)

    1.07 Jamaal Charles – (Super suprised he fell to me)
    2.06 Jahvid Best
    3.07 Shonn Greene
    4.06 Percy Harvin
    5.07 Beanie Wells
    6.06 Owen Daniels
    7.07 Lance Moore
    8.06 Stevan Ridley (this is where our keeper round for next year begins, we keep 2 players)
    9.07 CJ Spiller
    10.06 Roy Helu
    11.07 Ravens
    12.06 Michael Crabtree
    13.07 Janikowski
    14 Freeman (keeper)
    15 VJAX (keeper)

    So razzball Nation / Doc, what’s your thoughts? 7 of my first 10 picks were on RB’s. Smart move?

  13. Get off my Ditka says:
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    BTW. I used Doc’s updated tier sheet at this draft. 12 Team Non-ppr

    Question Doc:

    I feel like my pick up of Michael Crabtree was a mistake (now that i know about his injury).

    Would you take any of these guys over crabtree?
    1. Knox
    2. Mason
    3. Harry Douglas
    4. Mike Williams (SEA)
    5. Roy Williams

  14. Doc

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    @Mike: I like him!

    @John H: I could see waiting until week 2.

    @CL: Yeah, Harper is worth a spot right now. I think a deal gets done, but I could see him missing a week or 2. I’d probably drop Driver unless CJ signs soon.

    @bacras: I think it could help him. I’m worried about his work load in the past and this should open up some things for him and he’ll have goal line looks.

    @exactly: It’s risky having Stafford as your only real QB, but sometimes it pays to be risky. I’d rather have Stafford with a guy like Ben/Ryan/Eli. Hernandez is pretty risky. I’d rather have Graham, but could see targeting guys later.

    @Mike: He’s got a ton of talent, but will need some things to really fall his way to make an impact this season. Won’t ever be an every down back.

    @Norx: I’d still want Foster there.

  15. Tom the Niner says:
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    I know you love Jamaal Charles. I love him too and own him in both my leagues so far (2 more leagues, will probably draft him if he falls). But right now I don’t know if anyone should be concerned or not. Haley could just be experimenting with things in the preseason or he could be dumb enough to think Dexter McCluster deserves to take carries away from Charles. What’s your take? Would you draft him or Ray Rice?

  16. Random Collmenter says:
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    had my .5 PPR draft yesterday. i picked 9th. would love to hear your thoughts on my “All-injury/upside” team! We start 2 WRs, 2 RBs and a flex.
    1 – Megatron
    2 – McFadden
    3 – Jahvid Best
    4 – Gates
    5 – Beanie
    6 – Percy
    7 – Reggie Bush
    8 – Austin Collie
    9 – Michael Bush
    10 – Eli Manning
    11 – Bess
    12 – Burleson
    13 – Kolb
    Arizona DEF (they play carolina, washington, then seattle first 3 wks)
    Kicker – who cares

    any advice would help! your advice will probably be “try to stay healthy.”

  17. Randy says:
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    Well I had my draft last night. I had the 9th pick in a 12 team non-ppr league. I completely freaked out in the 3rd round. I ended up taking Schaub there. 8 QB’s were already gone before I picked him… My picks..

    1 J Charles
    2 Calvin Johnson
    3 Schaub
    4 Dez Bryant
    5 J Best
    6 DeAngelo Williams
    7 Ryan Mathews
    8 Jets DEF
    9 D Amendola
    10 S Bradford
    11 A Hernandez
    12 Marcedes Lewis
    13 Antonio Brown
    14 D Hester
    15 J Cribbs
    16 J Ringer

    I’m kind of concerned about my wr’s. I get 1 pt for 20 return yards so that’s why I picked Brown, Hester, and Cribbs. Derek Mason is available. Should I change 1 of my guys for him?
    Thanks

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    I was in the 2nd position of a 12 team PPR snake draft. What do you guys think? League Starts: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, W/R, K, DEF

    1 – Arian Foster
    2 – Mike Vick
    3 – Mike Wallace
    4 – Brandon Marshall
    5 – Jahvid Best
    6 – Sidney Rice
    7 – Jimmy Graham
    8 – Danny Amendola
    9 – CJ Spiller
    10 – James Starks
    11 – Mike Thomas
    12 – Giants D
    13 – Leon Washington
    14 – Jared Cook
    15 – Roy Helu
    16 – Garrett Hartley
    17 – Devery Henderson

  19. Calogero says:
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    Should I do this trade?

    I give:
    Jahvid Best
    Santana Moss

    I get:
    Ryan Mathews
    Mario Manningham

  20. mrfootball says:
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    DYNASTY ROOKIE DRAFT – I PICK NEXT – WHO DO YOU LIKE ?

    1-Mark Ingram (NO – RB)

    2-Julio Jones (Atl – WR

    3-A.J. Green (Cin – WR)

    4-Daniel Thomas

    5-Cam Newton (Car – QB

    Delone Carter

    Roy Helu

    Stevan Ridley

    DeMarco Murray

    Greg Little

    Jonathan Baldwin

    Denarius Moore

    Titus Young

    FILL IN

  21. mrfootball says:
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    those were the first five picks Doc – next one is tough

  22. Josh says:
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    I did my real in person draft this weekend. I got stuck with the #1 overall pick and took the guy I wanted. Ray Rice. Immediately I was heckled and heard “Dumb” along with “one pick in and somebody’s already screwed it up”. Also Peyton Manning slid for miles so I got him in the 6th. As insurance in a 12 team league I grabbed Stafford a little early since I’m a little more scared of the neck. Think this teams okay for a ten team league?

    QB- Peyton Manning, Stafford
    RB- Ray Rice, Felix Jones, Mark Ingram, CJ Spiller, Javon Ringer
    WR- Mike Wallace, Mike Williams, Austin Collie
    TE- Lance Kendricks (Love him!)

    Its a shallow bench so I couldnt add a lot of WRs or RBs to the bench but theres plenty on waivers. Hows it look? Will I still be called dumb at years end?

  23. Calogero says:
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    @Josh: Your team is good.

    Your depth is maybe a little worrisome, but you have 3 RB worthy of starting every week, 2 WR (plus Collie who could return to that level if healthy) and 2 QB who could produce top-6 numbers and give you trade bait.

    Kendricks is your only large question mark, but if you’re high on him there’s nothing wrong with giving him a few weeks to prove you right, and if he’s not getting it done, there will definitely be good TE available in the FA pool (this year is very deep).

  24. Josh says:
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    @Calogero: thanks! Yeah I figure if Kendricks doesn’t work out it didn’t cost me much and theres so much upside at TE on waivers this year.

    Do people prefer Ingram to Hightower? I took Ingram in the draft but have been having some second thoughts….

  25. Bourne says:
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    You hear any update on Grant v Starks?

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    @Josh: I like Ingram. If you’ve watched any Saints preseason games, you can see the obvious talent.

    He might split carries because Pierre Thomas has looked good and they brought in Sproles for 3rd downs/change of pace, so he’s not going to be a RB1. But he should be the goal line option and still put up a decent amount of yardage, so he’s easily a RB2 and starting option almost every week.

    Hightower is going to be a good RB2 or flex play, at least for the first few weeks. The Redskins have actually looked pretty good, which is weird to say. Shanahan has said Hightower’s the guy right now, so it’s not a bad situation to be in. If he’s available, you need to add him. If not, I wouldn’t trade Ingram for him right now. Both should be RB2/Flex players, but Ingram will almost definitely be good all year, while Hightower might get Shanahan’d at some point.

  27. Randy says:
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    #17 cont…
    Well I decided to drop Cribbs and add Benn instead.
    Another question. Should I drop Ringer for Ridley?

  28. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    I got first pick so I went with Peterson for safety.

    12team NonPPR QB 2RB 2WR Flex

    Stafford – Eli
    Peterson – Gore – Ingram – Starks – McGahee
    Wallace – Manningham – Collie – Lance Moore
    Gronk

    I think the team is OK but the one pick which I am not sure of is Manningham in the 5th where I could have had Marshall, Holmes or Harvin. I think they are all close at least. Jacoby Ford & Burleson are on the locked waivers atm. (I was going to pick Matt Ryan in the 5th but took the chance Stafford would fall to me in the 7th. I prayed the whole time.)

    We had 2 autodrafters since they had flooding from Irene. Sorta feel bad.

  29. zachary says:
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    nice article as always. which qb do you like better to start week 1: bradford or kolb. and on waivers is alex smith, henne, campbell, hassleback, collins, tavaris jackson, andy dalton.

    only for week 1 start.

  30. DSimms says:
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    would you recommend dropping any of my bench guys;

    steve smith (car), sims-walker, jacoby ford

    for;

    delone carter, jordy nelson, ridley

  31. Fitzy says:
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    Doc, I am entering a keeper league this year for a pretty high price. I am taking a guys spot from last year who did not keep up with the league at all. We are allowed to keep one player that was drafted after the 10th round last year. The best available keeper for me is Matthew Stafford with an 11th round pick. Here are the other keepers: Stevie Johnson, Micheal Vick, Darren McFadden, Peyton Hillis, Ben Rothlisberger, Matt Stratford-Rnd 11, Owen Daniels, Santonio Holmes, Matt Ryan, and Mike Wallace. Would it be reasonable for me to ask to not give up an 11th pick and say give up a 14th round pick for Stafford since I am at such a disadvantage off the bat?

  32. theevilempire says:
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    I joined a PPR league with the following format: 2QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1 RB/WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DST, 2DL, 2LB, 2DB

    I think I have a decent strategy for the 2QB draft but I’m way out of my element with the DL, LB, DB. Anyone have any advice or links to some strategies?

  33. One Man Wolfpack says:
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    Playing in a 12 Team PPR 1.0 Point(Roster: QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, FLEX) Need to choose 4 Keepers from Schaub, Ryan Matthews, Best, Desean Jackson, Santonio Holmes, Jermichael Finley…Any Advice??

  34. One Man Wolfpack says:
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    Also Percy Harvin…Thanks

  35. @Fitzy: No. Don’t be that guy.

  36. DCmike says:
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    OK Doc,
    Followed the QB draft strategy advice with my 10th pick and ended up with the following for a 12-team ESPN standard with PPR:
    Rashard Mendenhall, PIT
    Roddy White, ATL
    LeGarrette Blount, TB
    Peyton Manning, IND
    Jason Witton, DAL
    Steve Johnson, BUF
    Daniel Thomas, MIA
    Steve Smith, CAR
    Roy Helu, WAS
    Lance Moore, NO
    Greg Olsen, CAR
    Jay Cutler, CHI
    Giants D
    Jason Hill, JAC
    still need a kicker

    How do you think it worked out?

  37. Dan Z says:
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    @Doc

    12 team keeper league, keep any 3 players for 3 seasons.

    I have pick 1.1 and had been planning to take Mark Ingram but now we announced keepers and Deangelo Williams is in the pool. Whos the better pick assuming value this year and for the next two seasons as well? Current keepers are Peyton Manning, Mendenhall and Fitzgerald.

  38. DHill Dragons says:
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    Doc, had my draft this past weekend and I feel very good about my roster. I have a good problem that I’m having trouble deciding if any of my guys can be dropped for anyone on the waiver wire. Here’s my squad: (2-QB league)

    QB: Tony Romo
    QB: Joe Flacco
    RB: Ray Rice
    RB: Rashard Mendenhall
    WR: Roddy White
    WR: Stevie Johnson
    WR: Kenny Britt
    FX: Shonn Greene
    FX: Marshawn Lynch
    TE: Antonio Gates
    K: Garrett Hartley
    D/ST: Saints
    D/ST: Lions (we start 2 D/ST’s as well)

    B: Ryan Fitzpatrick
    B: James Starks
    B: Rashad Jennings
    B: Bernard Scott
    B: Delone Carter
    B: Austin Collie
    B: Jacoby Ford
    B: Nate Burleson
    B: Greg Little

    A few guys are available on the waiver wire I like – Roy Helu, Andre Roberts, Jerome Simpson, Greg Olsen. Do you like Helu or Little better from a fantasy perspective this season? I heard that Little was practicing with the 2nd team now that Massaquoi is back at practice. I like Helu, but it seems a little muddy there with Hightower, Helu, and Torain.

  39. FishMan says:
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    Had the 4th pick in a 10 team standard league. Rules are you have to draft 2 of everything except 4RBs and 6WRs. Standard lineup plus flex. Decided to change it up and take Andre Johnson with first pick. Here is my team in draft order

    Andre Johnson
    Calvin Johnson
    Frank Gore
    Javid Best
    Felix Jones
    Dez Bryant
    Steve Johnson
    Owen Daniels
    Big Ben
    Matt Stafford
    Nate Burleson
    Janikowski
    Jared Cook
    Ben Tate
    Falcons D
    Davone Bess
    Vikings D
    L Tynes

    I took a big gamble passing up Ray Rice at #4, but I had him last year and he was a bit disappointing. Plus I wanted to try the WR in the first round strategy. In hindsight I like my team ALOT. My receivers are best in the league by far and the backs turned out pretty good as well. Could have drafted (and could still pick up) Rashard Jennings, Javon Ringer or Roy Helu with the Ben Tate pick. Kickers and D I’ll pick up free agents as necessary. All comments would be appreciated.

  40. 2 qb dynasty keeper league.

    who do like better?

    Schuab vs Stafford

    and what duo u like better ?

    Finley and B.Marshall
    or
    Dez and Jimmy Graham

    Thanks Doc.

  41. AdamH says:
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    Blockbuster trade offer for keeper league:

    I would get: Drew Brees, Arian Foster, Lance Moore

    I would give: Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Hakeem Nicks

    Rest of my WR/RB:
    Roddy White
    Marshawn Lynch
    Steve Smith (CAR)
    Mike Thomas
    Willis McGahee
    CJ Spiller

    We start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 flex.

  42. David says:
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    Thanks for all the fantasy info and updates. It made my draft much easier. What do you think of my team. I’m in a 1ppr 12 team league.
    QB: P. Manning, Freeman
    WR: R. Wayne, Stevie Johnson, Mike Thomas, Bess, Earl Bennett
    RB: AP, Forte, Shonn Green, Tolbert, Helu
    TE: Pettigrew
    Should I look to trade one of my top three running backs for a top notch wide receiver or should I wait a while?

    Thanks

  43. DDT says:
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    Doc,

    I have a 14 team, PPR, salary cap CONUNDRUM. Trying to get under the cap AND add a back-up TE. So, do I:

    1) Trade M. Austin for B Marshall–saving $1M? Will add J. Cook.

    or

    2) Drop A. Collie and pick up D. Bess and J. Cook–will put me @ $1.4M under the cap and allow me to stream DEF.

    My current WR corp is: M. Austin, M. Manningham, K. Britt, D. Amendola, L. Moore, and A. Collie.

    Help me Docky-won-kenobi, you’re my only hope!

  44. herschel says:
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    @Doc: 4th pick in a 12 team ppr, chance foster may slide to there. who do you like between foster and jc?

    thanks!

  45. FishMan says:
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    Adam H, That deal is a no-brainer.

    Chomps, flip a coin on the QBs, Finley and Marshall

    DDT – #2. Collie isn’t going to play for you anyway

  46. Monster says:
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    I want to pick up Jaime Harper, but I don’t know who I should drop. I have 7 RB’s on my roster and they are all legit handcuffs at the least. Here’s who I have: Bradshaw, Ingram, Tolbert, McGahee, Snelling, Gerhart, and Michael Bush. I only have one bench WR in Meachem. Who would you drop to pick up Jaime Harper or is he not worth picking up with my deep RB roster?

  47. Eng says:
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    Doc, I hear you on Peyton. Got him at the end of the 2nd round after Romo in my 12 team 2QB league. Very pleased with that.

  48. Eng says:
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    In a 2QB (one is a flex spot) PPR league, does Jimmy Clausen have more value than Jordy Nelson? I have two stud QBs and was carrying Clausen as my backup (to make clear, 1 QB slot one QB-flex pot).

  49. Eng says:
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    Also, please rank Marcedes, Cook and Hernandez in a .5ppr league. (unless they haven’t hcnaged since your official rankings, Hernandez hype has thrown me off). Thanks.

  50. jaw says:
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    i have 5th pick in a draft on 9/6. 10 team ppr, 2 wr 2 rb te w/r. if CJ signs over the wknd is he a no brainer at 5? if he doesnt, is vick the pick at 5? thanks.

  51. Bradford's significant other says:
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    I’m in a 10-team league with 2rb, 2wr, and 1 flex. 6 points for all TDs and .5 ppr. I didn’t draft a Dst or a K because it was last week and I wanted to see how things were going to shake out in the preseason. Now I have to drop 2 players. Who should I drop?

    QB: Romo

    RB: Forte, Greene, Benson, Hightower, Rashad Jennings, L.T., Sproles, Ringer, Helu, Bernard Scott.

    WR: Andre Johnson, Fitzy, Marshall, Collie

    TE: Graham

    Thanks!

  52. Eng says:
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    Justin Forsett or Jordy Nelson?

  53. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Sorry y’all. I’m still off the grid most of the time out here in the boonies, but I’ll get to as many questions as I can. Thanks for reading!

    @Bradford’s significant other: I’d lean Ringer and Sproles

    @jaw: CJ yes. I’m still waiting on Vick until the beginning of the 2nd round. Just can’t take on the risk in the first.

    @Eng: If he’s your only backup you’ll need to keep him or at least drop him for another QB.

    @Eng: I’m still with my rankings there. AHer is high upside, but his usage is too scary to rank ahead of those two right now.

    @Monster: It’s looking more likely that CJ will be signed. I’d probably hold off.

    @herschel: I’d probably go with Foster.

    @DDT: I’d probably move Austin for BMarsh and grab Cook.

    @David: I think you are good. I’m getting trigger happy with Pettigrew and might move him if I had a chance.

    @AdamH: That’s really tough because I love Nicks, but Foster and Brees are a pretty big jump. I’d go for it.

    @Chompster:
    Stafford long term, Marsh and Finley
    @FishMan: No complaints here. I think your team is strong throughout. Ben and Stafford is a great pairing.

    @DHill Dragons: Looks good! Yeah, Little and Helu both have a ways to go and could end up doing nothing, but I think I like Helu as more of a lottery ticket type

    @Dan Z: Tough dilemma, but for long term and this season combined I’m leaning Ingram.

  54. Doc

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    @DCmike: You do have some holes there and Cutler is the riskiest. I’d like for you to have a backup of some kind. Even someone like Cam Newton if he’s out there.

    @One Man Wolfpack: Best, Desean Jackson, Santonio Holmes, Jermichael Finley

    @theevilempire: Take a look through these — http://football.razzball.com/category/2011-idp-fantasy-football

    @Fitzy: I don’t think it will help you enough to make a big deal out of it.

    @DSimms: If your bench RBs are very thin I could see dropping MSW for Carter, but only to shore up a weak spot.

    @zachary: A start/sit question!!! Agh! I can honestly say I haven’t looked hard at week one yet. On paper Bradford has the tougher opponent with Philly. Hard to judge that for sure so I’m still leaning Bradford.

    @MJD Took A Knee: Manningham is going to have a good year and is in the same conversation as those guys. Looks good. Yeah, lots of fantasy drafts disrupted by the real world sadly.

  55. Doc

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    @Tom the Niner: Very close. I’m not concerned with JC, mainly just liking Rice more and more. So I feel good about both of them. I’m leaning Rice right now though.

    @Random Collmenter: Hah, yeah, that’s some risk on top of risk. I like the players, but as a group they are scary!

    @Randy: I’d stick with what you have. I like your starters. Overall it’s a little shaky, but if the return guys work out I could see them fortifying your team.

  56. Doc

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    @Eng: Nelson

  57. Calogero says:
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    Who gets touches in Seattle if Lynch sucks/gets hurt? I think they’ll have a new offensive philosophy geared twd the run, so I’m curious as to who the spec play is – Forsett, Leon Wash, someone else?

  58. Doc

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    @Calogero: Leon Washington looks to be the #2 right now. I’m sure he would share work with Forsett if Lynch went down, but they are loving him now that’s he’s a couple years removed from his injury.

  59. Calogero says:
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    @Doc: Methinks he’s a good spec add, or at least watch list guy. They’re going to suck, but they’re going to run…kind of like Oakland last year. Oh, and Marshawn Lynch sucks.

    By the way, I’m OctaShields on Twitter. I can’t seem to get my internet handles sync’d up, but thought I’d let you know

  60. AdamH says:
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    Thanks for your opinion. The guy that offered me brees/foster is a little unsure about having Ryan and Turner because when one is scoring, the other will not be. Whatever lol

    Anyway, that offer is still tentatively on the table but he asked me if I would do foster, moore, and 3rd rd pick next season for Turner/Nicks. Would you consider this or not? We keep 3 each season with no restrictions so a 3rd is essentially a 6th in normal leagues.

  61. Eng says:
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    Thanks, Doc, it’s much appreciated. I’m much more of a baseball guy so I used your rankings to draft with (HUGE help) and I really like the look of the team I’ve got. Have a fun time in Kansas and good luck with your teams this year.

  62. Matt says:
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    Hey whats up Doc!

    Just had my draft and I’m looking for some second thoughts. Let me know what you think!

    10 Team .5 PPR 10th Pick

    1. (10) Roddy White (Atl – WR)
    2. (11) Jamaal Charles (KC – RB)
    3. (30) Matt Forte (Chi – RB)
    4. (31) Frank Gore (SF – RB)
    5. (50) Stevie Johnson (Buf – WR)
    6. (51) Matt Schaub (Hou – QB)
    7. (70) Mark Ingram (NO – RB)
    8. (71) Santonio Holmes (NYJ – WR)
    9. (90) Sidney Rice (Sea – WR)
    10. (91) Danny Amendola (StL – WR)
    11. (110) Jimmy Graham (NO – TE)
    12. (111) Chicago (Chi – DEF)
    13. (130) C.J. Spiller (Buf – RB)
    14. (131) Adam Vinatieri (Ind – K)

  63. Lubey says:
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    Hey Doc. Hows the va-ca?? I saw that you were high on Collie for ppr so I drafted him and now Im a little concerned. Do you think he will have the same type of production he did last year with targets in the red zone with the addition of Dallas Clark? I forgot Manning was without him for much of the season and I know he likes to look towards him. Should I be worried? Also I was thinking about moving Collie for Bush. Would you hold on that?

  64. Feeding the Abscess

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    League gives a point for every 15 return yards, drafted Washington, Bess and Royal. Thinking of grabbing Cribbs, since he is looking to be starting at WR and returning kicks/punts. Anyone else I should be looking at? You keyed me in to the kickoff changes this season, so I’m assuming guys like Weems or Mariani (and probably Mike Goodson, since he’s #3 on the depth chart) aren’t worth grabbing anymore.

  65. WDE05 says:
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    Hey guys…first post over here. Really enjoy the baseball site so I’m looking forward to being a frequent visitor here during football season.

    Here’s my first question for the experts and peanut gallery…

    16 team non PPR, standard scoring with all TDs equal. Starters on O: 1QB, 2RB, WRs, flex, TE.

    Ended up picking 11th so that forced me to alter my RB heavy approach. Ended up with…

    QB:Vick (11),
    RB: Forte (22nd), Ingram (43)
    Flex: Cedric Benson (54)
    WR: Percy Harvin (75), Mike Thomas (86),
    TE: Mercedes Lewis (118)
    BN: Lance Moore (107), Davone Bess (139), McNabb (150), Forsett (171)

    My plan going in was to look for a QB in rounds 4-6, but with all the top RBs off the board, I convinced myself to go with Vick. Under the scoring system, he’s projected to be the top scorer by a pretty large margin (396-372 over Brady).

    With that being said, my first impulse after the draft was to try and trade Vick because I’m concerned about injuries and the league adjusting to his role in the Philly O. I told the rest of the league at the end of the draft that I’d take offers for him and I’ve gotten a couple already. In order to make any move make sense, my thought was that I’d need to get a solid QB (Matt Ryan, Romo etc.) + a significant upgrade at WR or RB.

    The best offer I’ve gotten thus far is Ryan, Mike Wallace, and Marshawn Lynch for Vick, Harvin, and Ingram. I don’t think that makes sense for me, but I’m considering countering Vick for Wallace + Ryan.

    Thoughts? Am I off base for trying to move Vick? Any other thoughts on my draft would be welcome also. Thanks guys!

  66. Giggles McGehee says:
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    Hi Doc,

    Love what you’ve done with the place. Is that travertine flooring?

    10-team non-PPR (using your QB draft strategy):

    QB: Roethlisberger
    RB: MJD
    RB: Ahmad Bradshaw
    Flex: Knowshon Moreno
    WR: Andre Johnson
    WR: Vincent Jackson
    TE: Jermichael Finley
    D: Packers
    K: Gostkowski
    B: Stevie Johnson, Brandon Jacobs, Danny Amendola, Kyle Orton, Rashad Jennings, etc.

  67. Megatron Lives says:
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    Trade Eli Manning and Calvin Johnson for Aaron Rodgers and Miles Austin (or Anquan Boldin)?

  68. herschel says:
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    @Doc: talk that cj and titans are close on a deal. assuming he signs in the next couple of days, do you still like jc>cj in ppr leagues? have the 4th pick in my draft this weekend and assuming both will be available.

    thanks!

  69. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    @Doc: Need to do a two for one trade or just drop someone because I need to open a roster spot for a kicker week 1.

    My bench/trade bait is:
    Chad Ochocinco
    Marshawn Lynch
    Knowshon Moreno
    Tim Hightower
    Lance Moore

    Suggestions? Would Ochostinko and Marshawn for Stevie Johnson sound okay to you?

  70. Doc

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    @herschel: I do. A little worried about CJ being full speed/injury risk early on.

    @Megatron Lives: Pretty close. I’d probably go with ARodge/Austin

    @Giggles McGehee: A little weak at RB. Otherwise good.

    @WDE05: Glad to have you on the cool side! I could see moving Vick for the right price. Ryan/Wallace is fair.

    @Feeding the Abscess: I agree that Cribbs is worth a hard look in that scoring system and the others not as much.

  71. VinnieVegas says:
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    Doc,

    I’m doing a 16-team league 2RB 2WR Flex no-ppr but you can flex a QB. Any thoughts on a strategy man? Imperative to draft two QBs first? Even if the second one is the 20th ranked or lower? Obviously will depend on draft spot…Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this format.

  72. Doc

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    @VinnieVegas: Yeah, You’ll need 2 QBs by the 4th round. I could see getting QBS with your first 2 picks if that’s the way the draft is going, but I’d rather grab at least one top RB/WR in there. My dream team this season is a little risky, but Romo/Stafford and could see getting them in the 2nd and 3rd or 4th.

  73. Chris says:
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    @Doc

    I’m gonna be doing a 10 team +1 PPR auction tonight, $200 budget. How does 10 teams vs the usual 12 affect your $ projections for players?

    On one hand, there’s less total money to spend, so player cost should shrink. On the other hand, productive players will be more readily available on the wire throughout the season, so maybe the super studs will be in even more demand…

    I just don’t know.

  74. Chris says:
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    Also, who would you say is #1 on the CLE WR depth chart right now? I like McCoy at QB and think that their top WR could have some sneaky cheap value…

  75. Chris says:
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    Why do posts keep disappearing on Razz baseball and football…?

  76. Matt says:
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    Out of Percy Harvin, Santonio Holmes, and Anquan Boldin, which two would you keep and which one would you trade for a quality RB? My RBs are Rice, Turner, and Starks; and my other WRs are Calvin, Meachem, and Amendola. Thanks Doc!

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    @Chris: Must be because we switched servers. Hopefully it won’t keep happening. Seems to be worse in Chrome.

    @Chris: Little is the guy i would target.

    @Matt: They are all very close, but I’d probably lean Boldin.

  78. ChiSox says:
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    My Jahvid Best for his Mike Tolbert and Mario Manningham? Don’t really need Manningham but Best makes me nervous, and someone else has Jerome Harrison. thanks

  79. Doc

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    @ChiSox: I think it’s fair and if you are worried about Best I’d go for it.

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