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A broken fibula seems like it might not be that bad.  I mean fibula, it’s like a tiny lie or something, right?  Well, whatever it is, Leon Washington is done for the season.   I had high hopes for Washington and it’s sad to see him go, but life goes on so drop his ass for the guy that follows or the guy that follows that guy.

Shonn Greene: Greene went off for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Raiders. He showed promise in preseason, but wasn’t used at all during the season in the crowded backfield with Leon Washington and Thomas Jones. Now that Washington has taken his leave Greene gets a shot to split time with Tom Jones. Jones will continue to be the lead act so don’t expect games like this to come along often, but he is a must add.

Beanie Wells: Beanie has slowly been getting more responsibilities and last night he earned his allowance by compiling 67 yards and a TD while getting ten more carries than Hightower. Hightower isn’t going to sail off into the sunset since he is still needed for blocking and pass catching, but expect Whisenhunt to go to the Wells more and more.  If he was dropped in your league pick him up and laugh at whoever dropped him (even if it is you).

Larry Johnson: This guy is just plain dense.  After another barn burner in which he averaged 3.1 yards per carry, he tweeted something about his coach never having played football, while at the same time butchering many rules of grammar.  This does not bode well for LJ going forward.  Jamaal Charles has looked quicker and more explosive anyway and he isn’t ripping his coach.  Charles will see more work going forward.  He’s not going to have great numbers because KC is just bad, but I think he can be decent if they give him a shot.

Mike Wallace: The guy is good.  Like any rookie he will be inconsistent, but with the Steelers commitment to throwing the ball Wallace will see enough chances to be usable.

Miles Austin: This guy said Austin would have another good game, but not gain 250 yards.  That is Nostradamus territory!  He’s gone in all of your leagues, but Austin is legit and if you sat him don’t do that anymore.  Romo likes him, Roy Williams is slow and hurt, and Patrick Crayton is just not as good.

Vernon Davis: After Shaun Hill was benched, Alex Smith came in and threw 3 touchdowns to him.  The bust is now busting out! Get VD!!!

Ricky Williams: He went ahead and stole my man Ronnie Brown’s TD’s from him.  This is a perfect sell high opportunity. Yes, he will continue to play well, but the numbers show that Brown has been getting the goalline work all season.  If you can get good value for him, do your thing.  And while you’re at it maybe you can find someone who thinks Brown is going to have too many carries stolen by Ricky and get him too.  Just have a Dolphin feast!

Steve Smith (CAR): He was targeted 12 times and caught 6 of them for 99 yards.  He is going to stay inconsistent and who knows what is going to happen with the QB situation after another disgraceful showing by Delhomme, but he is still too good to hold down for long stretches no matter how bad his team is.

Cedric Benson: I am stunned by how good this guy is playing. 189 yards and a touchdown against his old team has got to feel pretty good.  Don’t even ask if you should start him.  You should.  Well, I would sit him next week.

Michael Crabtree: He’s already the #1 WR in San Francisco which doesn’t mean too much, but it does mean he’s worth a spot on your roster if he hasn’t been grabbed yet.

Sidney Rice: Jenny Jones!! This guy has turned it on.  11 catches for 136 yards against the Steelers is nothing to scoff at, but just for fun, scoff, scoff.  Could he possibly be on your waiver wire? yes.  Is he? no.

Willie Parker: Free Willie from your roster.

Steven Jackson: Will he ever score a touchdown?!! The guy is awesome and can run through a brick wall, which he has to do to gain 134 yards on the anemic Rams’ offense!  I’m buying.  He isn’t going without a touchdown the rest of the way.

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  1. adamh says:
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    0.5 PPR. Heavy bye week comin up. Need a W/R outta this bunch:

    RB Jamal Lewis
    WR Muhammed, Clowney, Aiken, Henry, Morgan, Floyd, Bruce, anyone else you can think of floating around in a 12 man.

  2. Howie says:
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    Forte??? Will he ever have a good game this season? Can we expect a 2nd half terror ala ’08 DeAngelo?

  3. Howie says:
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    Oh yeah… I’m going to replace Olsen with Vernon.

    On the WR front (non-PPR), I have Bowe, Roddy, Breaston, Driver, Calvin, and Steve Panther Smith. I know…too many WRs. At any rate, I think Breaston and Bowe are the bottom two in this mix? Yes? If so, do I replace both or just one with either Harvin and Crabtree (Sidney as you noted is not available)?

  4. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Howie: If anything, with each game it’s looking worse. The CHI defense isn’t good enough to keep them in games like in years past, and they are relying on Cutler’s arm.

    I wouldn’t drop Bowe or Breaston for Harvin or Crabtree.

  5. daves says:
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    Mr. Broken Fibula Goes To Washington! – nice.

    I too am a disappointed Forte owner. I’m hoping for a great game at Cleveland and then sending trades out like nobody’s business. Unless they find a better O-Line and Defense somewhere I don’t see how he can get better.

  6. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    Been rolling with waiver TE’s…and was going to stick with Jermichael Finley until THAT happened.

    Best of the remaining waiver TE’s would be Scheffler, Donald Lee, Marcedes Lewis, and Rosario.

    I also just received an offer of Witten for my Brandon Marshall (other WR’s are Andre Johson, Calvin Johnson, and Devin Hester).

    With the injury issues to Andre and Calvin, I don’t think I can give up Marshall. Is it worth pursuing Hester + something (maybe a backup RB like Betts) for Witten, or should I just roll with Scheffler? I’m leaning Scheffler right now.

  7. Jim Parkey says:
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    I’m a happy Brown owner, and recently traded for Williams to ensure I got ALL Miami’s rushing/goal line TDs. My other RBs are K. Moreno and C. Williams (both of whom have less points than Williams, anyway). Do you think I should stick with the Miami duo, or maybe try to package and sell high?

    Thanks, and kudos to all the great posts on this site!!

  8. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @mgeoffriau: Yeah, I’d see if Sheffler and Orton can build off that last game. If he can can keep getting the targets he’ll be ok.

    @Jim Parkey: Thanks. I think Williams will continue to get work and will be worth starting, but if you could get a pure starter like Kevin Smith it would be worth it.

    @Howie: I’m not selling low on Forte. He is still their only starter and NFL teams get shizz turned around usually. Smith is a defensive coach and I think he’ll shore things up. Don’t expect huge numbers, but at least let him gain some value before dumping him.

  9. unstopabull says:
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    Which terrible QB should I use for bye week?

    Bulger vs Det

    Fitz vs Houston.

    Glad I had me some Palmer & Austin to get me through my RB’s byes!

  10. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Doc: That’s my plan. I tossed a Hester + Garrett Wolfe for Witten back, not very hopeful that it’ll get accepted but you never know.

  11. mgeoffriau

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    @unstopabull: Assuming he plays the whole game, I’d think Bulger would be a safe bet for 200 yards and a touchdown. I wouldn’t necessarily bank on those numbers from Fitzpatrick.

    Crappy bye-week QB’s are suddenly very risky, though. Gone are the days when you could just plug in a bad team QB and feel safe that you’d get 175-200 yards and a touchdown or two. Prepare yourself for the possibility that Bulger throws 5 straight picks to start the game or is decapitated on the second possession, completely ruining your chances at a victory.

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @mgeoffriau: His odds of decapitation are 3 to 1.

  13. vinko says:
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    What, if anything, are you expecting out of Alex Smith? Hill doesn’t seem too comfortable at the QB position anymore.

  14. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    Andre Johnson’s owner is looking for a RB. I own Turner, Thomas Jones and Kevin Smith. It’s a 16-team, 0.5ppr league that’s starts 2 RBs.

    I’m sure he’ll want Turner, but you never know. Please rank my three RBs in the order you would give them up.

    P.S I might be able to get Beanie Wells back in the deal.

    Thanks

    MJC

  15. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): i’d see if you could get him to take jones. fluff up washington’s injury and don’t mention greene and hope for the best. i would wait to see the extent of johnson’s injury though too.

  16. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @vinko: He really did look good on sunday, but I’m not jumping on board yet. he gets a good Miami pass D next week. If you are hurting at QB and have a spot for him I think he is worth a pick up, especially if you are choosing between such greats as Fitzpatrick and Bulger!

    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): Turner, Smith, Jones. i don’t hate Jones, but he’d be the first I’d let go.

  17. matthole says:
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    @mgeoffriau: in a 10 team .5ppr league

    was offered calvin johnson and mendenhall for my colston…..my RB2 is reggie bush, so i think im gonna a nice RB upgrade and johnson is elite when healthy/plays

    thanks

  18. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @matthole: Last news I heard was that CJ was limping a bit still, but I think that’s an acceptable risk to take. My impression is that CJ injury isn’t too serious and he (and Stafford) will be back next week. I just traded for CJ too so I’m crossing my fingers he is ok. I like the deal.

  19. adamh says:
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    0.5 PPR. Heavy bye week comin up. Need a W/R outta this bunch:

    RB Jamal Lewis
    WR Muhammed, Clowney, Aiken, Henry, Morgan, Floyd, Bruce, anyone else you can think of floating around in a 12 man. Any suggestions?

  20. timSTi says:
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    @Doc: Got offered Ahmad Bradshaw for Kyle Orton. My team looks like this:

    QB – Cutler
    RB – Barber
    RB – Turner
    WR – Wayne
    WR – Colston
    WR – Sims-Walker
    TE – Winslow
    K – Gostowski
    D/ST – Pittsburgh

    Bench
    QB- Orton
    QB – Cassel
    RB – Choice
    RB – Washington (about to drop him, put in a claim for Greene)
    WR – Breaston

    How’s that trade sound? I hate to say it but i’m a little iffy about letting Orton go. I just got Cutler last week in a trade and have been starting Orton who’s be pleasantly surprising. Should I make the trade for the need for depth I have with the injury plagued Barber?

    12 PPR btw.

  21. unstopabull says:
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    After Cutler’s performance this week I’d be iffy too.

  22. Denys says:
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    drop garcon for shonn green?

  23. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @adamh: Jamal Lewis

    @Denys: yep

    @timSTi: I think you need to go for it. Your RB situation is perilous.

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