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Quarterbacks

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Donovan McNabb vs. GB

So far McNabb has had 1 game out of 4 with a better than 80 QB rating. He has yet to throw more than 1 TD in a game. He’s cracked 250 yards just once. I think he’ll get better as the season goes on (injury risks notwithstanding), but it’s time to accept the fact that he just won’t have as much value in Mike Shanahan’s system as he did in Andy Reid’s system. Play him against the really bad pass defenses. Green Bay isn’t one of them.

Brett Favre @ NYJ

Randy Moss blah blah blah double team blah blah deep threat blah. Great. We’ve seen what Darrelle Revis (assuming he’s healthy) can do to Moss — and that was when Moss was (not) catching passes from Brady. Moss definitely improves Favre’s outlook, but I’d give it a week before you bank your matchup on Favre.

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Sam Bradford @ DET

Bradford’s really got me in a bind. Every year I remind myself not to overvalue rookie QB’s, no matter how poised they look. The correction will happen sooner or later; they all hit a wall where the information is just coming too fast and they can’t keep up. I say all that just to make this point: Bradford isn’t your longterm solution this year, but he should be just fine against one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

Eli Manning @ HOU

I’m not much of an Eli fan…there always seems to be somebody I can draft later than him that I’d rather have. But this looks to be a great situation — Bradshaw is a little dinged up, Jacobs is perpetually in the doghouse, the Houston pass defense is terrible, and the Houston offense is good enough that the Giants will need to keep pace by throwing the ball.

Running Backs

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Ahmad Bradshaw @ HOU

Bradshaw gets downgraded for all the same reasons Eli gets upgraded. I don’t see him getting enough carries, or producing enough on the limited number of carries, to be started as a true RB1 this week. He may still be better than your RB2 or Flex options but keep expectations in check (and keep an eye on his injury status).

Michael Bush vs. SD

I know you are all excited about picking up/having stashed the new Raiders RB now that McFadden is hurt, but I’d be careful about starting him over other solid options. San Diego has been pretty stout against the run so far, and with Gradkowski at the helm, Oakland seems to be willing to even out their offensive balance.

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Ryan Mathews @ OAK

Flipside of the same matchup. Despite some injury struggles and inconsistent usage, Mathews has put up good averages in the carries he’s gotten, and I would be surprised if he doesn’t get at least 14-16 carries this week against a poor Oakland run D. If you wanted to buy low, this might be your last chance.

Jamaal Charles @ IND

Keep the faith…I know the timeshare with Thomas Jones has been frustrating, but the Indy run D is so bad that Charles can put up RB1 numbers even on 10-12 carries. It’s hard to imagine KC trying to trade touchdowns with Indy, so I expect to see plenty of rushing to control the clock.

Wide Receivers

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Malcolm Floyd @ OAK

It pains me to list Floyd here (and not just because I’m essentially stuck with him in one league). I cannot figure out why defenses continue to leave Antonio Gates uncovered right down the center of the field. But, as ridiculous as that seems to me, it does happen (and frequently), and I think San Diego will have more luck throwing over the middle of the field than testing the Oakland corners.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. NO

I was going to just put “Rookie QB.” in this space and move on, but it’s worth discussing for a minute — as odd as it seems, the move from Derek Anderson to Max Hall may benefit Fitzgerald over the rest of the season. Anderson has never been able to replicate his Pro Bowl season *cough*, and his lack of accuracy and poor decisions kill any value his strong arm might have. I’d wait to see how Max Hall looks before relying heavily on Fitzgerald, but keep your fingers crossed.

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Mark Clayton @ DET

He’s getting plenty of looks, and while he’s probably a marginal WR2 on most good offensives, he’s got near WR1 value just because he lucked into being Sam Bradford’s favorite target.

Calvin Johnson vs. STL

The bad news is that last week I doubted Megatron and was wrong. Mea culpa. The good news is that the Lions seem committed to forcing the ball to Johnson regardless of the QB or defense. Start him and hope for a couple endzone jumpballs over the STL corners.

Tight Ends

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Tony Scheffler vs. STL

The Rams defense is much tougher over the middle, and whatever production is there will be split between Scheffler and Pettigrew. Either player won’t give you enough this week.

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Zach Miller vs. SD

Okay, you’re probably starting him anyway, but the Real Zach Miller deserves a shout out for his 11 catch, 122 performance last week (with a TD to boot), and I think he’s got a shot to replicate his success this week. San Diego is a tougher pass D than Houston by far, but the Chargers have a odd soft spot for opposing tight end…wait, I just figured it out. Norv Turner has a gentleman’s agreement with opposing coaches — don’t cover our tight end, and we won’t cover yours. It’s the only logical explanation.

Marcedes Lewis @ BUF

Marcedes didn’t come through for me when I recommended (and started) him earlier in the season, but that’s what you get with him — it’s the risk you take when you are stuck with waiver-level TE’s instead of a legit starter. Still, you may as well go with the guy who has the potential for a couple TD’s, and Buffalo has been weak over the middle.

Defenses

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Tennessee Titans @ DAL

I suspect a lot of folks have been enjoying the Titans D so far (as I have), but if you can afford a roster spot to pick up a better matchup this week, I would. The Dallas offense hasn’t put together a really dominant performance so far, but they scare me enough to stay away.

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Carolina Panthers vs. CHI

I was going to mention the Rams here against Detroit, but Doc just alerted me that Jay Cutler is definitely out this week. A Mike Martz offense is already prone to sacks and turnovers — the danger is that if Cutler can stay upright, he’s got the arm to burn you. But no Cutler, no danger.

From Around The Web

  1. dingbat says:
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    In a 1PPR league that counts return yardage, who’s better — Eddie Royal or Brandon Tate?

  2. Dallas4life says:
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    i am strongly considering Hillis over Forte, good move?

  3. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    I just sent Forte, Lynch (used the 10th out of 10 waiver priority) and Mike Williams (TB) for Megatron. Now I’m stuck with CJ Spiller as the first RB off my bench. Did I give up way too much?

    QB: Orton
    RB: Rice
    RB: CJ2K
    WR: M. Austin
    WR: C. Johnson (Mega)
    WR: G. Jennings
    TE: Finley
    FLEX: Bradshaw

    Bench: Flacco, M. Wallace, S. Smith (NYG), Spiller

  4. WR says:
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    You almost cost me last week by advising to sit Megatron! >=(

    Good thing I started him…

    Just messin with you. Thanks for the weekly helps and keep up the good work.

    Thanks always!

  5. Cooper Manning says:
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    IMO,
    Shame you had to get rid of forte, but with your lineup you should be more than safe. Gotta love 10 team leagues.
    #2 Hillis or bust. I’m drinking the white buffalo’s koolaid.

  6. batman the horse says:
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    0.5 PPR, start torain or mathews? i’m a bit concerned about tolbert stealing some of mathews’ action, whereas torain’s all the indigenous folks have.

  7. AdamH says:
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    Doc,

    Really screwed here. Have no backup to Cutler. Who’s the best of this craptastic bunch?

    Ryan Fitzpatrick v Jax
    David Garrard @ Buf
    Vince Young@ Dal
    Josh Freeman @ Cin
    Matt Cassell @ Ind

  8. stumanji says:
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    With Mendy on bye, if Moreno can’t go this week, I’m kind of screwed: Maroney (@ Bal) or Spiller (vs. Jax)? Or pick up Betts if Pierre Thomas doesn’t go? Ugh.

    Would you pick up the Panthers (vs. Chi) or Cowboys (vs. Ten) and bench the Vikings (@NYJ)?

  9. Pepe Silvia says:
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    Panthers or Bengals?

  10. Gig says:
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    Which move would you rather make to pair with Cutler? If you were solid at WR and RB.

    Orton – Drop Steve Smith (NYG)
    Roethlisberger – Trade McFadden

  11. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @dingbat: Normally I’m pretty risk-averse, but I’d roll the dice with Tate.

    @Dallas4life: Forte should get quite a bit of work with Cutler out, but I think it’s Hillis for the matchup.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: I think you’re okay since it’s a 3 WR league, but damn you are loaded. Keeper league?

    @WR: Hey, fantasy football is too random not to admit when you’re wrong and re-evaluate your ideas. Glad it didn’t cost you.

    @batman the horse: Pretty close, Mathews has a much better matchup but you’re correct about Tolbert stealing carries. I’d lean Torain just a bit.

    @AdamH: I’d go with Fitzpatrick. The Jags pass defense is pretty bad, and I don’t see them dumping 25+ carries on Fred Jackson right away.

    @stumanji: I’d rather play Spiller and hope for 10+ carries. If you’ve got room, I love the Panthers matchup, but if you have to drop someone remotely valuable I think you’re okay sticking with MIN.

    @Pepe Silvia: Panthers for my money.

  12. Sos says:
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    Which side: bmarsh, cj or wayne, arian?

  13. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Gig: Nobody other than Smith you could drop for Orton?

  14. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Sos: Marshall and CJ for me. Arian’s great but I want to see him do it for a full season.

  15. Hennessey says:
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    In a 1 PPR league I was just offered Brandon Lloyd for Ryan Torain.

    Here is my current roster of RBs and WRs, and we start RB, RB, WR, WR, RB/WR:

    RBs: Gore, Foster, Charles, Bradshaw, McFadden, Torain
    WRs: Wayne, Nicks, Bowe, Tate (NE)

    Question 1) With Bradshaw and McFadden nursing injuries I can’t afford to trade Torain right now, can I? I think I need the depth there.

    Question 2) Assuming no trade goes through, and I start Gore, Foster, Wayne, and Nicks in my 2 RB and WR slots…who would you start in the flex spot from my roster? Charles or Torain? Charles because vs. Indy is better than vs. Green Bay? Or Torain because he’ll see more touches?

    Thanks a lot!

  16. Ken Plane says:
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    Best pickup for rest of season, regardless of need, no ppr. McNabb, Crabtree, Green Ellis, Kolb or H. Ward.

  17. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Hennessey: I’d hold with Torain. If he has a nice game you may be able to get more for him in a week or two. And that gives you time to see what happens with Bradshaw and McFadden.

    I’d start Charles over Torain this week. The Indy matchup is too good.

  18. Hennessey says:
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    @Hennessey: And just to make the case for accepting the trade, Lloyd is currently the 5th best WR in my league. However, Wayne is #2 and Nicks #6. Would Lloyd be a better Flex play than Torain most weeks in a 1 PPR?

  19. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Ken Plane: Regardless of need? If we drafted today, I’d go Ward, BJGE, Crabtree, McNabb, Kolb.

  20. Gig says:
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    @mgeoffriau: I have Choice as a lottery ticket. Could drop him. We start 1 QB, 2 WR, 2RB, W/R/T. I have (White/AJ) and didn’t see Smith doing much in non-ppr (actually got him off waivers).

  21. Hennessey says:
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    @mgeoffriau: Ok, yeah, good point about the increased value I can get from him. I have Roddy White on my radar so maybe a big game from Torain will help me land White in some sort of packaged deal. Thanks again!

  22. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Hennessey: Still don’t like it. The Denver pass offense has to slow down at some point…it’s just too hard for a team to throw 40 times a game every week. Can you buy low on someone like Steve Giant Smith?

    @Gig: Hmm. Orton’s worth starting, I’d probably drop Choice before Smith, but it’s a tough call in a shallow league like that. Probably easier to replace Smith than to find someone like Choice if he lucks into a starting job.

  23. Calogero says:
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    Waiver wire question – first, here’s my roster:

    QB – Brady
    RB – Forte, Greene, Felix, Torain, Hightower, B. Scott
    WR – Austin, Welker, Wallace, Knox, Demaryius
    TE – Finley

    Here’s the problem…Aaron Hernandez is available right now on waivers. Seems like a no-brainer to add him, but I already have Finley at TE and Brady and Welker for the Pats (and on bye) and if I added Hernandez, it’d be strictly for trade value. I don’t foresee any situation where I’d start him over Finley until the week 10 bye.

    Is it worth it to grab and stash Hernandez or would I be better off

    1. Keeping Scott or grabbing and stashing another RB sleeper like Derrick Ward, James Starks or Rashad Jennings OR

    2. Picking up Lance Moore for this week and plugging him in as a starter instead of Johnny Knox. Is he even a better option?

  24. Nick says:
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    My team is as follows w/ staters for this week listed

    QB-McNabb
    WR-White, Wayne, T.O
    RB-Greene/Torain
    TE-Cooley
    Flex-M. Bush
    K-Akers
    D-Baltimore
    Bench-Vick, Big Ben(bye), McCoy, Brown(bye), Ward(bye), Hester

    For this week I planned on starting Greene/Torain/Bush but if McCoy plays should I start him over Greene?

    Also, since I have Hester on my bench who is useless would you drop him and grab Shaun Hill, Kolb or Garrard to replace McNabb this week? I’m facing the first place team who will most likely destroy me but I figure I gotta give it a shot sitting at 2-2.

  25. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Calogero: If Hernandez is still available, how good he have to play for him to have any significant trade value? If anything, I’d consider picking him up and seeing if you can turn Finley into a significant upgrade at RB or WR.

    @Nick: If McCoy looks okay, but I’d be very careful…it’s not like Andy Reid is known for being in love with the run, and while McCoy is a good pass catcher, the gimpiness could affect him even if he starts. I don’t like McNabb this week (and I don’t have a problem with dropping Hester), but I don’t see any of those 3 as much of an upgrade. I guess the high risk, high reward option would be Hill, and hoping he hits Megatron 3 or 4 times in the endzone.

  26. Hennessey says:
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    @mgeoffriau: Yeah, you’re right, I’d probably be getting Lloyd when his best days are already behind him. And I’d rather not have Steve Giant Smith right now, only because I already own Nicks and I don’t want the headache of guessing who to start each week. BUT, I would buy low on Smith if the trade I just offered is accepted…My Nicks/A. Hernandez for Roddy White. Roddy’s owner is weak at TE and might bite.

  27. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Hennessey: Yeah, that would work. Especially in football with limited roster spots, it pays to think about making multiple trades (assuming there’s enough active trade partners in the league)…that way you can take on a player you don’t “need” if it’s good value and flip him for something else.

  28. Calogero says:
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    @mgeoffriau: That’s actually not a bad idea. If Hernandez looks like he can put up 7-9 points a week, that’s not a big downgrade to Finley’s 9-11 points and I might be able to push Finley for the elusive RB2 or in a package for an RB1.

    I’ve been trying to get rid of Welker for an RB, but people in my league are attached to RB. I actually offered Welker straight-up for Forsett early last week, and to my delight the other owner rejected it. If I could trade Welker/Finley/Hightower for something like Mendy/Smith(NYG) or Charles/Larry Fitz, should I try that?

  29. stumanji says:
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    If PT doesn’t play this week, who do you like better between Betts and Ivory in a non-PPR league?

  30. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Calogero: Love the idea, not sure about those combos. The price on Mendy will probably be pretty high, and Fitz is a tough call…if you wait till he has a good game or two, the price will go up. But that’s nitpicking, really, run with the idea.

    @stumanji: Ugh…I think Ivory. Just looked like he ran harder. Hopefully Peyton won’t get all Kubiaky over the lost fumble.

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    @Calogero: if someone offered me Welker for Forsett, I’d first have to slap myself to make sure I wasn’t asleep and dreaming, and then I’d click accept faster than NYG can rack up sacks against Jay-sus Cutler…

  32. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Wilsonian: Seriously…I offered Forsett for Aaron Hernandez and got an angry reply for my trouble. Forsett for Mike Wallace got shot down too.

  33. Iceman says:
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    My QB options this week: Kolb, Bradford, or Palmer?

  34. TonyD says:
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    Should I start Shaun Hill vs STL or Kevin Kolb @SF this week??

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to find the loophole to snag A-Her in a 12 teamer, but I don’t see anyone to drop. What do you think? (We play 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 W/R Flex)

    QB: Cutler/Bradford
    WR: Wayne, Austin, Ward, Williams (TB), Tate, DezB
    RB: Bradshaw, Torain, Moreno, Beanie
    TE: Keller

    Also on Monday, in a different league, would you drop Carolina (who’s just a BYE week fill in) for Moreno (when I have CJ2K, Hillis, Best, DMC already) or would you pick up A-Her for a backup to Keller?

    Much obliged.

  36. Nick says:
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    @TonyD: I just picked up Hill to start over my McNabb and waivers Kolb. I think Detroit is going to have to go to the pass early as StL & Bradford will be putting up points. You also can’t tell me StL’s secondary is better than that of GB or Philly who Shaun Hill went to town on…

  37. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Iceman: Ignore anything I say about Palmer…I don’t like him, even as I watch him hit 300 yards I still think he looks terrible. That said — Bradford.

    @TonyD: Not a huge Kolb fan, but I think he’s the safer play.

    @Wilsonian: Yeah, you’re pretty well roster-locked. My first thought was to drop Mike Williams, but he’s pretty valuable in a 3 WR + Flex 12 teamer.

    I’d take Moreno over Hernandez, a real shot at a starting RB is more valuable than a 2nd TE.

  38. DSimms says:
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    Stuck in a bind this week at RB after failing to land waivers, what do you like best?

    Jacobs- hopefully bradshaw is limited
    McCluster-hoping for a long TD
    Betts- if PT doesn’t go

  39. DSimms says:
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    Also has anyone heard if Run DMC is for sure out this week or not?

  40. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    1: Cutler is out for week 5. Not sure who I would drop for a QB. I could drop my DST/Kicker and just take the 0 since I have good matchups. I could maybe try to swing a 2 for 1 trade in time for Sunday somehow?

    2: I have #1 waiver and Hernadez is available. I don’t need him but I see at least 2 teams who could use a TE. Do I use it and maybe try a trade or at least block them? I don’t have someone to drop though. But I think this is moot with Cutler out?

    12 Team NonPPR 4point Pass TD / Bonus Pass/Rush/Rec yards

    QB: Cutler
    WR: Andre Johnson vs NYG
    WR: Colston @ ARI
    RB: SJax @ DET
    RB: Hillis vs ATL
    TE: Finley @ WAS
    FLEX: Charles @ IND
    K: Rackers
    DST: Bengals

    Bench: Ben – Torain – Lynch – Knox – Tate

    Thank ya.

  41. stumanji says:
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    My RBs are Mendy, Foster, Moreno, and Spiller. Mendy is on bye this week and Foster next week. With Moreno ailing, trade Malcolm Floyd for Torain? Other WRs are Wayne, Colston, Bowe, Tate.

  42. Calogero says:
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    @Wilsonian: That offer was last Monday, after Forsett had just gotten 17 carries on Sunday. But still, I think I would have canceled it myself when I got home that night and questioned my sanity had he not rejected it.

  43. emceeperiod says:
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    My friend, my friend. Do you still sit Bradshaw in a PPR league?

    Also, here’s a very interesting trade that just went down in my 14 team league….Randy Moss for Tom Brady straight up. Very interesting.

    Thanks.

  44. emceeperiod says:
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    Howie Met your Mother has to be in either a keeper league or a 4 team league. You can’t get Ray Rice and CJ4.24 otherwise, no matter how dumb the other people in your league are.

  45. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @DSimms: Betts, Jacobs, McCluster. McCluster leapfrogs if you get return yards. Jacobs leapfrogs if Bradshaw looks like a no-go.

    @MJD Took A Knee: I’d probably lose Knox, shouldn’t be too hard to replace his production if someone else picks him up.

    @stumanji: I think you can afford to do that. Floyd just doesn’t look like a priority target for Rivers.

    @emceeperiod: Depends so much on his health. Jacobs is a better pass catcher than people realize and I don’t think the Giants are scared of using him in that role (apart from them just hating him in general).

    Brady for Moss makes my head hurt. Can’t figure who’s value is heading in what direction.

    Even a 4 teamer is pushing it…you’d have be drafting 1st (and 5th), right? Otherwise Rice is gone by #6. Sadly, my league shifted to a keeper status but decided to draft fresh for this year…I had Ray Rice in the 5th or 6th round last year, would have been lovely to keep him at that value.

  46. Rookie Season says:
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    I’m having trouble deciding my lineup for the WR spot and a separate W/R/T spot.
    I have Lance Moore, Santonio Holmes, Brandon Jacobs.
    I like Moore vs the Cardinals. Looks like Jacobs might be the feature back with Bradshaw not practicing this week. Holmes had a good preseason. It might carry over to his first week back. Tough call.

  47. TheEvilEmpire says:
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    Need a replacement for Titans D, MG. Whaddya think?

    Rams @ Det
    Bears @ Car
    Jags @ Buf
    Browns vs. Atl

    Or stick with Titans?

  48. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Rookie Season: I’d sit Holmes until we see how he fits into the offense.

    @TheEvilEmpire: I’d play the Rams or the Bears over the Titans. Bears first I think.

  49. TheEvilEmpire says:
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    Also trying to decide on a QB play this week with Cutler out. I’m leaning Fitzpatrick but I also see on the wire:

    Alex Smith vs. Philly
    Hill vs. Rams
    Kolb @ SF

    I can’t even decide on thong or crotchless in the morning so please make this decision for me.

  50. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @TheEvilEmpire: I think Kolb is the safest option there…with McCoy likely still dinged up, he should throw plenty.

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    @mgeoffriau: thanks man. I was really trying to figure out a way, but it doesn’t look there’s a loophole, barring an injury.

    I was leaning Moreno as well, I’m hoping he actually doesn’t play (or doesn’t play well) this week so I can pick him up on Monday. Otherwise, I have a feeling he may not be around when I need to snag him.

  52. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    @mgeoffriau: Thank ya. I wasn’t even looking at Knox but I guess you are right. I really liked him but I might be able to grab him later on again since this week he should be bad.

  53. jeff says:
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    Who to drop for Fred Jackson?

    QB – Garrard, Big Ben (We start 1)
    WR – Jennings, Austin, Devrey, Garcon, Breaston (we start 3 WR and 1 WR/RB)
    RB – Rice, Hillis, Forte, Forsett, McGahee, Buckhalter (we start 2, plus 1 WR/RB)

    I’m tempted to drop either Garcon or Breaston, but am also considering McGahee (RR handcuff) or Buckhalter (will only be bye week play)

  54. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @MJD Took A Knee: A trick I use when I’m debating dropping a player is to consider the scenario as if he were already on the waiver wire, and I had to use my #1 waiver priority to pick someone. Would I take that player? Would he really be my first choice out of everyone available? If he’s clearly the first player I’d take, then I’ve got to keep him. If there’s any question in my mind, then that means I can probably drop him.

    @jeff: I’d probably drop Buckhalter…his value is so limited. Even if Moreno and Maroney were both injured, I’d bet money that the Broncos would find someone else to split carries with Buckhalter.

  55. Dallas4life says:
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    i am stacked at WR and i am not sure who i should start/sit i have Desean JAckson, HAckeem nicks(both are starting) so that leaves two more for the flex

    Austin Collie
    MArk Clayton
    Santonio Holmes
    Louis murphy

    as of right now my starting line up is
    P.manning
    Adrian Peterson
    Peyton Hillis
    H. Nicks
    D. JAckson
    V. Davis
    A. Collie
    M. Clayton

    Should i stick with this line-up?
    I have Brandon Loyd,Forte,Moreno,Holmes,L.murphy, Torain on the bench.

  56. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Dallas4life: Be aware that Collie is apparently still limping and couldn’t really practice today. If he’s limited on Sunday, I’d swap Lloyd in.

  57. Steve Mc says:
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    Who would you start in a Flex spot in a PPR league

    Crabtree
    Torrain
    Knox
    F Jones

  58. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Steve Mc: Torain. I know it’s PPR, but the others are too risky I think.

  59. Mike says:
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    I have AP. I have Ryan Torain, LT, J Stew, Brandon Jackson, and Peyton Hillis. Will any of those backs pan out for the rest of the season as #2 RBs and a flex, or should I package some of them for a more solid #2

  60. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Mike: Hehe, you want a more solid #2?

    Sorry. Yeah, if you can work a package deal for a RB2 upgrade, I’d do it. I’d be most willing to deal B-Jax, then Hillis, then Stewart, then LT, then Torain.

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    @mgeoffriau: that’s how I looked at picking up Brandon Tate instead of Moreno. I already had CJ2K, Best, Hillis, DMC and thought with Moreno’s hammy Tate’s upside made him the best thing on the WW, and I had to make sure he wasn’t snagged up by anyone else.

  62. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Wilsonian: It’s gonna suck when Hernandez posts 1200 yards and 19 TD’s the rest of the way and you hate me.

  63. dja says:
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    i need to start someone in cutler’s place this week:

    how would you rank the following:
    hasselbeck, garrard, shaun hill, gradkowski, sanchez

  64. dja says:
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    i also have tight end troubles this week:

    owen daniels, shockey, pettigrow, scheffler, todd heap, greg olsen, moeacki, celek?

    it seems like a crapshoot.
    although does all of fantasy football lately :(

  65. mgeoffriau

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    @dja: I’d probably roll with Sanchez and Moeaki. Definitely wouldn’t touch Hasselbeck or Scheffler, Pettigrew, Owen Daniels, or Todd Heap.

  66. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    @mgeoffriau: That is pretty good. I actually have the #1 waiver as well. I dropped Williams TB for Tate when I should have dropped Knox. So Williams TB – Knox – Hernandez (bad drop even before Moss trade) are on waivers. I would take both over Knox right now. Thank you for the advice.

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    @mgeoffriau: you might be ok, though, because if Moreno is gone Monday morning, then A-Her will be joining me.

  68. Leroy says:
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    im nervous about louis murphy in my ppr league. who would u grab… mike thomas, steve johnson, mike williams (tb), nate washington?

  69. mgeoffriau

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    @Leroy: Mike Williams TB. Not a great pass offense but he’s the #1 target.

  70. Leroy says:
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    do u like mike thomas for ppr? or not enough offense there to make him worthwhile. i noticed he has a really easy schedule coming up…

  71. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    Right now I have Bush in my flex (hehe). Would you recommend starting Clayton or LDT (tough matchup) over him?

  72. paulzone says:
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    which d/st would you run out there this week out of:

    car vs. chi
    sd @ oak
    stl @ det
    atl @ cle
    gb @ was

    i like defenses at home usually but these all seem startable…

  73. nick m. says:
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    14-team PPR. McNabb isn’t cutting it on my team. I’m thinking of offering McNabb and Maclin to the Flacco – I’m thinking that Flacco has seen some of the toughest D’s to start the year and should take advantage of an improving schedule for the rest of the year. I’ll be left with Miles Austin, Hakeem Nicks, Dwayne Bowe, Brandon Tate, and Julian Edelman for my 2 WR slots and occasionally RB/WR spot due to bye weeks. Flacco a good upgrade to make this trade worth it?

  74. Commish Cauda says:
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    Two quickies for a 12-team, 0.5ppr

    Who would you rather have the rest of the way?

    1) Gore or Foster?

    2) Best or Mathews?

  75. Doc

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    @Leroy: He is looking like he is out playing MSW, but I don’t know if we’ll see consistency anytime soon. I think you can wait on him.

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: I would stick with Bush. Stick, get it?

    @paulzone: With Collins in I’m leaning Carolina.

    @nick m.: I think you are giving up too much. When Vick gets back Maclin should be a good WR2.

  76. Doc

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    @Commish Cauda: Gore and hmmm, Best, but I would like to see him go all out this week.

  77. ASAOK says:
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    How would you rank these rbs (prob will have to drop one or two)…J. Harrison, Forsett and B-Jax. Also, D. Mason or Britt? Thanks

  78. Joel says:
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    Hey Doc, this week: bears D or Chargers D? (its a great choice to have, obviously)

  79. Joel says:
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    If Bradshaw plays, who would you bench out of Best, SJax, Hillis and Bradshaw? Non-ppr.

  80. Doc

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    @ASAOK: Mason. Keep an eye out for Hillis, he has a thigh injury, but it doesn’t seem too bad. None have huge upside right now. I like Harrison, Forsett, BJax

    @Joel: Leaning Bears

    @Joel: Hillis

  81. dja says:
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    so i am absolutely f’d at RB in one league with mendenhall out and also owning knowshon and mcfadden (my only viable back is ryan matthews).

    the puke that i can choose from is:
    ladell betts
    mike bell
    lagarrette blount
    rashad jennings
    chester taylor
    kevin smith

    what do you recommend, oh wise one? should i just bench everyone and chalk up the loss?

  82. Bad Bob says:
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    12 team Dynasty League, would you drop Steve Slaton for LeGarrette Blount?

  83. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Bad Bob: I would

  84. nadaidea says:
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    Got no stinkin’ wr2 in my $$ league (standard scoring), this week: start R. Williams, Bowe or Knox? Thank ya kindly…

  85. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @nadaidea: Williams

  86. I'm Thinking RB's says:
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    Who do I start in my flex (PPR):

    Mathews, Torain, Moore, Dez, Cribbs (return league 1 per 20)

  87. I'm Thinking RB's says:
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    or Wells is an option too.

  88. inershun says:
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    Should I make any changes to my Week 5 roster? Having trouble choosing S. Moss over P. Harvin and K. Walter. Even more trouble choosing L. Tomlinson over J. Best.

    QB – P. Rivers vs. OAK
    WR – D. Jackson vs. SF
    WR – S. Moss vs. GB
    RB – M. Jones-Drew vs. BUF
    RB – J. Addai vs. KC
    FLEX – L. Tomlinson vs. MIN
    K – N. Rackers
    D/ST – San Diego vs. OAK

    BN – K. Orton vs. BAL
    BN – P. Harvin vs. NYJ
    BN – K. Walter vs. NYG
    BN – J. Best vs. ST.L
    BN – J. Snelling vs. CLE
    BN – Minnesota D/ST vs. NYJ

  89. cb says:
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    Need help this week:

    2 RB’s (no PPR)
    A. Bradshaw, M. Tolbert, M. Barber, T. Hightower, M. Bell, B. Jackson, M. Lynch (BYE)

    3 WR’s (PPR)
    R. Moss, M. Thomas, J. Maclin, D. Amendola, Marshall (BYE)

    Also was offered a trade – Marshall (MIA) for Moore (NO) & Best (DET)

    If I can get by this week, i’ll get Lynch as an everyday #1 next week, with Bradshaw will that be enough? My bench is filled with a bunch of #3/4 RB’s.

  90. I'm Thinkin' RB's says:
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    I have MJD, Hillis, Best, and LT. I think I’m starting MJD but I need to pick another RB. Hillis or Best?

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