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Here are a few guys you might possibly want to add to your team to make them 0ohhh so much better.

Roy Williams: At this point he is a must pick up.  I’m sure you have a Devin Hester/Legedu Naanee on your team and can switch them out for Roy, even though it pains me to say it!  He had another good game and is just making plays.  And Romo will continue to throw the ball and throw it well.

Kenny Britt: Another game another touchdown.  He is a must add in 12 team leagues.  And with the added bonus of getting the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

Mike Williams: I’ve noticed some people dropped him during his bye and now he has a nice game and you want to punch small woodland creatures.  Well, it’s not the end of the world, but I would try to grab him again.  The guy is amazing, and for reals.  Freeman isn’t going to make him an elite fantasy player right now, but he should target him enough to keep him in the WR3 level, with some games like Sunday’s.

Deji Karim: I was high on him as MJD’s backup and a return man coming into the season, but he was injured, but he’s finally healthy and got a shot on Sunday. He had 15 carries for 70 yards and looked good doing so.  MJD keeps tweaking body parts and if you own him Karim is a must add.  I think if you are looking for a speculative RB add, you could do a lot worse than Karim.

Robert Meachem: Are you kidding me with this!? Where was Lance Moore? Hmmm? Ok, I don’t even care Mr. Payton.  I’m over you and your wide receivers!  Well, except for Colston.  He’s the only guy you know will get over 5 targets.  Meachem had a good game against Arizona and has a better shot at deep TD passes (which Brees is good at throwing) than most of the other guys, so I like him a little, but I can’t promise you won’t get a 1 target no receptions game from him next week.

Marcedes Lewis: He only has 16 receptions but 5 touchdowns.  If he doesn’t get into the endzone he doesn’t have a good fantasy game.  His redzone targets make him an add if you are hurting at TE, but don’t drop someone who is more consistent, but just not getting into the endzone as much.

Nate Burleson: He is healthy again, but for how long? He has the ability, but just can’t stay healthy. His 4 receptions for 56 yards and a TD could continue if he stays healthy. The Lions are going to continue to throw so he could be a pick up, but they have a bye coming up and I think he is more of a matchup add at this point.

Steve Johnson: I actually picked him up in a deep league because my team was falling apart and his two TDs helped me a lot, but I don’t think you can really trust a Bills receiver unless they are playing the Jaguars.

Danny Amendola: After Mark Clayton went down for the season, Amendola had about a thousand targets.  He’s a must grab in PPR and an okay add in non PPR.  I’m guessing they will want to get Gibson, Gilyard, and Robinson more involved and hope one of those guys can become more of a mid-range/deep threat, so don’t go Amendola crazy, but he’s solid.

Brandon Jackson: He might have been dropped in your league and for good reason, but of course he goes off for 140 yards.  His stats are a little skewed because of the 71 yard run, and I believe James Starks will get his shot when he comes off the PUP list in week 7, so temper your expectations.

James Starks: I grabbed him in a deep league and I think he is worth a speculative grab if you have the room for him.  He could be an every down back at best, but at worst he’s a goal line option for Green Bay.

62 Responses

  1. herschel says:
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    @Doc: how do you rank these WW finley replacements in ppr leagues?

    heath miller
    kellen winslow
    tony moeaki

  2. Thanks for another update. Who do you like better going forward, Meachem or Amendola? In a PPR, I imagine Amendola.

  3. Randy says:
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    Weathering the storm. I added Garrard just to be safe with Rodgers concussion. It was him, Alex Smith who might get benched soon or Hassleback. I added Gronkowski who I like because of the Moss situation because i’m waiting to hear about Finley’s leg. Mercedes Lewis, Moeaki, Shockey and Pettigrew are available though. I added Brandon Gibson because of Clayton. I’m thinking I maybe should add Gilyard though because I get 1 point for 20 return yards and he’s the KR. He and Gibson both had 6 targets. Steve Johnson would be the only other guy I could drop in case I want both Gibson and Gilyard.
    Any advice would be great. Thanks

  4. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Appreciate the early Tuesday waivering thoughts… am I correct in interpreting your comments as (non-PPR) Roy > MWill TB > Amendola?

    As it relates to the best of those three (Roy?), is that individual now better to roster than Jennings?

  5. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Autopicked teams are doing better than me. And they don’t change out Byes…2-3 and it looks like 2-4 next week. Should have listened on picking TE late. Finely over Nicks in the 5th.

    Big Ben
    AJ
    Colston
    SJax
    Hillis
    Finley
    Charles

    Cutler – Kolb – Torain – Lynch – Tate

    I was going to use #1 on Hernandez but if Finley is only out a week should I hold? I could chance that he passes waivers on Wed. Or just pick up another TE instead.

    Carlson – Shockey – Pettigrew – Scheffler – Watson – Gresham – Gronkowski

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah grabbed roy williams as afill in,going to help but at 1-4 its only as a spoiler

  7. Plainville says:
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    Played Kolb over Orton this week based on the match ups and regretted it – agree that Orton is an every week QB regardless of match up going forward?

  8. Dirtdog says:
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    Doc your the only fantasy god i can trust..Please help with this one..
    My receivers are stacked and my rbs are weak (charles and forte) Should I make this trade and who would I be better off giving up, who wins?

    Mendenhall for either Wayne or Andre?

  9. Hennessey says:
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    Both Williamses, Britt, Amendola, and Meachem are taken in my league. Just hypothetically though, would you drop Bowe for any of those guys? I have Wayne and Nicks holding down my WR slots so I haven’t needed to panic and drop him. I just want to get an idea of who you might value more than him. Those guys in this post? Hold Bowe and be patient? Thanks!

  10. Hennessey says:
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    @Hennessey: 1 PPR

  11. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Not including QB I only have 5 TD scored through 5 weeks.

  12. james says:
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    I’m in a 10 team, two QB league and am rolling with Henne, Fitzpatrick, Garrard, Shaun Hill.

    As well as Hill’s played lately, is he now droppable? I wouldn’t start him the next two weeks anyway and I’m assuming Stafford takes over if healthy. Do I keep Hill in case Stafford sucks or is there zero chance of DET replacing Stafford as the starter regardless of performance?

    Thanks again!

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one (0.5 PPR): Tate, Williams (TB), Colston

    Colston was just dropped before yesterday’s game so he’s on waivers. I have Tate and Williams is an FA. Wondering if I should drop Tate for either one.

    Pick two (0.5 PPR): Moreno, BJax, DMC

  14. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @herschel: I like Winslow as long as he’s healthy, then Miller (with Ben), then Moeaki.

    @ChrisV82: Amendola

    @Randy: Yeah, with return yards I’d lean toward Gilyard.

    @Howie: It’s close between Roy and Williams, but neither is over Jennings yet.

    @MJD Took A Knee: Yeah, I’d keep a close eye on the injury and decide from there. But Hernandez is a pretty good piece to have. You could possibly trade Finley once he is back if AHer is doing his thing.

    @Plainville: Looks like it.

    @Dirtdog: I would trade Wayne for Mendy

    @Hennessey: Bowe looks horrible. i could see trading him for the Williams brothers, Britt or Amendola in PPR.

  15. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: 12 team dynasty PPR: Would you trade Rodgers for Flacco, Jennings, Britt and Starks?

    Also, who do you like between Colston or Jennings in dynasty?

  16. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Fletch: That really depends on who you would drop for all of those players and if they would be upgrades.

  17. LMack says:
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    Non PPR, 14 team league
    Do I trade LeSean McCoy and Dwayne Bowe for Roddy White?

    Roster would look like
    QB – Rodgers
    RB – CJ, Best, Mike Bush, Lynch
    WR – White, Jennings, Hester, Tate
    TE – Carlson
    Start 2 RB, 2 WR and 1 Flex.

  18. Dirtdog says:
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    Am i winning the Wayne for Mendy deal or losing…I’ll still have Andre, Lloyd, Driver, and Maclin?

    My Rbs are Charles, Forte, Barber, and Lynch

    PPR League

  19. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: We have a 35 man roster so there are a few scrubs I could drop. This seems like a good deal for me though. But I have a choice between Jennings or Colston. Would you pull the trigger on this?

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, who do you like better for a Cutler backup: Hill, Bradford, Smith, Fitzpatrick, or Garrard?

  21. Dallas4life says:
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    Is it time to pick up another QB since matt schaub is not panning out?(not releasing schaub)

  22. Rookie Season says:
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    I got RBs: Addai, Moreno, Jacobs. WRs: Wayne, Holmes, Mason, Moore.

    It is a sad RB corp for Week 6. Drop Moore for Deji Karim? Other RB options include Danny Woodhead, Earnest Graham, Ladell Betts.

    I guess it’s between Karim and Woodhead. Karim is going to depend on MJD’s health and Jennings’ return. He does give you return yards. Woodhead, on the other hand, is gaining Faulk-like significance.

  23. Joel says:
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    Hey Doc, for Finley’s short term replacement, you like Heath or Gronkowski?

  24. ray_ray says:
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    would you give up LT2 for D Williams straight up in a PPR league??

  25. DEF says:
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    Doc,

    With Bengals DEF on bye next week which DEF do you recommend for next week?

    Some on the wire are:

    NYG vs DET
    CHI vs SEA
    SF vs OAK
    KC vs HOU

    Thanks

  26. Matt Leinart says:
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    Assuming I’m trying to trade with a guy who had RB depth, what kind of RB could I target in exchange for Eli? Bradshaw? Torain? Bush? Lynch?

    Is Eli + Fitz or Roddy enough for me to start asking about #1 RBs? Not enough? Too much?

    Thanks.

  27. Abe says:
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    Hey Doc, I was planning on offering Roy for Mike Wallace before this week but after this week I’m reconsidering. I still feel like Wallace has a higher ceiling, but Roy has a great setup. Would you still do it?

  28. B-Lew says:
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    Hey Doc, Do you trust Big Ben in his 2010 debut? I mean Cleveland is a pretty nice welcoming party, but should I stick with guys like Kolb/Vick (whoever starts) or Flacco over Roethlisberger in case he’s a little slow?

  29. james says:
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    Doc,
    Sorry. Should have clarified that I was thinking of dropping Hill for Marcedes Lewis but wasn’t sure whether Stafford would be the guaranteed starter when healthy.

    Thanks

  30. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @LMack: I think it works for your lineup.

    @Dirtdog: i would take Mendy in the deal.

    @Fletch: I’d go for it. Tough call there. I like both about the same. Would lean Jennings with Finley out.

    @Wilsonian: That all depends on the matchups. Garrard because of his legs.

    @Dallas4life: I could see grabbing someone, but I do think he’ll turn things around.

    @Rookie Season: I think you are right in your assessment. Woodhead is the safest play.

    @Joel: Heath

    @DEF: Giants

    @Matt Leinart: Eli isn’t going to peak much interest unless it is a 2 QB league. Roddy could bring a decent RB like McCoy if someone is stacked at RB.

    @Abe: I think I would.

    @B-Lew: I think Ben will be fine.

    @james: Yeah, Stafford will start. They aren’t worried about getting to the playoffs and Stafford is the future. I’d feel fine with dropping him as long as Stafford is on track.

  31. Black Beard says:
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    I have Gaffney or Hester to drop. Any of Britt, Karim, or Burleson worth going after? Thanks!

  32. herschel says:
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    @Doc: Megatron a good buy low target or are injury concerns a legitimate worrying point?

  33. Drew Crew says:
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    best and welker for nicks and hillis. 1 ppr. Which side would you prefer?

  34. Black Beard says:
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    @Black Beard: @Black Beard: Hey Doc, also have Hightower. Is he to be jettisoned at this point?

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: hey Doc, I asked earlier what you thought on Tate, Williams (TB), or Colston? Colston just guy waivers, I have Tate, and Williams is an FA.

  36. Randy says:
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    I’m thinking about grabbing Moeaki off waivers since Finley’s going to be out. I like his schedule the next 4 weeks. Texans, Jags, Bills and Raiders. Does this sound like a plan? Carlson, Pettigrew, Shockey, and Lewis are also available.

  37. Derrick says:
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    Agree that Schaub is a great buy low target right now? Thinking of offering a Farve/Torain package for him. Good move?

  38. Calogero says:
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    Picking the right speculative RB is very important. I found this out when I got BJax before Week 1 when Grant got hurt and his value skyrocketed (and I flipped him) and Torain before Week 4 when Portis got hurt. I also found it out when Tashard Choice and Bernard Scott occupied bench spots for 1/4 of a season with no value whatsoever.

    A play on a speculative RB is really maybe 70% a play AGAINST the current starter. The other 30% comes down to ability and the quality of the other secondary options on their team, a.k.a. the role they would play if an injury DOES occur to the starter.

    However, sometimes it’s hard to tell ahead of time who will get an opportunity and run with it (Arian Foster, Charles and Harrison in 09) and who will only kind of tread water (BJax, Maroney, etc). But here’s how I handicap it:

    1. Bernard Scott – Benson is as good a bet as any RB1 right now to not play in all 16 games. Couple that with the fact that Scott has shown flashes of serious talent, the Bengals will probably still run a lot even if Benson gets hurt, and his only competition is Brian Leonard (more of a FB/3rd down guy) and he’s a good speculative add. Downside is that Cinci plays a lot of remaining games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, so there would be some weeks where he’d be a flex at best.

    2. Isaac Redman – Mendenhall is young, but has had a few ouchies already in his career so it’s not out of the question that he might get hurt with his current workload. Redman has run tough when he gets the chance and the coaching staff likes him. Compare him to Mike Tolbert. If Mendy goes down, he would likely take over 1st and 2nd downs – 3rd downs already belong to Mewelde, and it hasn’t hurt Mendy so I wouldn’t worry about him.

    3. James Starks – He’s an unknown since he hasn’t seen any NFL action yet, but he has been practicing and getting experience in the system over the last few weeks so they might not treat him with kid gloves when he comes off the PUP in Week 7. However, there’s no guarantee he’s a better RB than Brandon Jackson. Even if he is, Jackson would still be the 3rd down back and Kuhn would still see some carries here and there.

    If BJax gets hurt however, nab Starks immediately. If the Packers don’t trade for any RB before the deadline, I’d also take that as a sign that they think Starks will be able to contribute. A lot of unknown variables here, but his upside in GB’s offense is up there with anyone on this list.

    4. Derrick Ward – Judging from his usage the last 2 games, he’d stand to grab the majority of the work if Foster gets hurt. Slaton would get a bigger share than he’s been getting with Foster hogging carries, but I think Ward would still put up RB2 numbers. The odds of Foster getting hurt aren’t as high as some other feature backs in this league, but hey, every RB is in some danger of injury.

    Is there really any reason to think he couldn’t put up 75-80% of the numbers Foster has put up if he became the starter. Sure he’s not as talented, but that line has been beastly and with 17-20 carries per game plus goalline work, Ward would have great value.

    5. Deji Karim – he looks good, but he’s got MJD and probably Rashad Jennings to contend with before he can get enough PT to be worth playing. MJD is one of the better bets to get hurt at some point among starters, but the Jags are very inconsistent and his ultimate upside would really be a decent flex option. You could do worse, but I’d definitely rather have anyone above.

    6. Mike Hart/Danny Ware – Both are essentially 3rd RB on good offenses. Hart could turn out to be the best short-term option on here if you need a flex starter in Week 6, but Addai and/or Brown will be available most weeks so he’ll never get a comfortable, guaranteed workload. Plus I think his upside is limited since the Colts would probably be willing to throw 60 times a game if Hart is the only RB healthy, giving him upside limited at flex.

    Ware might have a little bit higher upside, but he’s also stuck behind 2 guys. Brandon Jacobs isn’t dead yet and Bradshaw has looked good, but I’d be SHOCKED if they didn’t miss 6-10 games between them. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this Ware kid, and who knows what he could do with an opportunity. As of now, it’s a little too remote, but keep an eye on him. If one of those guys goes down, he’d shoot up this list.

  39. djbooyah20 says:
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    McFadden and BMarshall for Ray Rice and Fitz..Who get’s the better end?

    Also, Mendy for MJD..Who fairs better?

  40. Howie says:
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    @Doc: non-PPR the rest of the way… Boldin or Floyd at WR?

  41. Mark says:
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    Doc (or anyone)

    2 questions: MJD or LeSean McCoy?

    2nd question, one of the above plus Jahvid Best for CJ2K? I have Foster, Best, McCoy, and MJD and can only start 3 (2 RBs and Flex). The guy with CJ2K wants to trade him because he has no other RBs. Would you trade Best and either MJD or McCoy for Johnson in my situation? I like having depth to cover byes and RBs getting hurt but its Chris Johnson.

    Need some advice. Thanks!

  42. Randy says:
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    Branch to the Patriots. Value?

  43. eltoo says:
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    I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again. I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again. I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again. I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again. I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again. I will not leave Brandon Lloyd on the bench again.

  44. trick dad says:
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    do you think deon branch would start over brandon tate now for the Pats?

  45. Nick says:
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    @ I have a free roster spot and am looking for a benched receiver to go with Wayne, White, Ward, T.O. In a 10 team non-ppr would you go with Britt or Amendola. I have Cooley at TE so I don’t think I need to fill bye till week 9

  46. Joe B says:
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    @Doc: Pick up Roy Williams or Jabar Gaffney at WR?

  47. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    I have Brandon Tate hold him over

    Kenny Britt
    Mike Thomas
    Steve Johnson
    Danny Amendola
    Jabar Gaffney
    Pierre Garcon
    James Jones

  48. BAM says:
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    I’m running CJ, Addai and Hillis in my backfield. I got an offer today of Barber and T.O. for Addai and Steve Johnson. I’d be down to two backs but i have R.Moss, Nicks and Lloyd as my 3 WR’s so I could just go 4 wide if necessary. Any thoughts?

  49. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    12 team NonPPR ^

  50. BAM says:
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    @eltoo…I did the same thing man. Luckily, I won the week anyway but it still hurt to watch him go off and for Dexter McCluster (I’m in a return yardage league) do nada…

    I will never leave him on the bench again either….

  51. Nick says:
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    @ Doc: Or Mike Thomas on a pathetic Jax, so Thomas Britt or Armendola to fill a bench spot

  52. Nick says:
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    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! It’s all about the DEFENSE baby!

  53. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Black Beard: Hester for Britt

    @herschel: I think we need to hear more on the injury.

    @Drew Crew: Best/Welker

    @Black Beard: Really depends on who you are jettisoning him for

    @Wilsonian: I like Colston, Williams, then Tate.

    @Randy: I like it

    @Derrick: I do like him as a buy low. I’d go for it.

    @djbooyah20: I like the Rice and Mendy sides

    @Howie: Boldin

    @Mark: MJD. Seems a little steep, but I can see why you would want to do it.

    @Randy: I could see some PPR value, but not worth a pick up yet.

    @eltoo: Ditto

    @trick dad: Tate is their only guy who can stretch the field. I think he’ll see plenty of snaps.

    @Nick: Britt

    @Joe B: Roy

    @MJD Took A Knee: I like Britt more

    @BAM: I don’t like the trade.

  54. Drew Crew says:
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    can you name a few receivers that i could get for Jahvid Best straight up in a 1 ppr league

  55. BAM says:
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    Thanks Doc…I was having reservations about it too but thought I’d get a second opinion.

  56. Brian says:
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    i have white, murphy, ocho, and bowe non PPR. gaffney, roy and mike williams, garcon, edwards, amendola available, NEED ADVICE

  57. Brian says:
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    oh and britt available

  58. im a lil worried about Foster and Bradys schedules. Should i try movin them for Peyton Manning ?

    Its a 2 qb 2 rb league

    I’d still have MCCOY, D.Williams, and S.Jackson. at RB

    and Schuab as my 2nd qb starter.

    i’m 2-3 to start the season in a 8 team league.

    Thanks as always Doc.

  59. or should i try selling Schuab for maybe Rothlisberger..Schuabs making me wanna smash my face through a wall…

  60. Jason says:
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    Help! 1-4.
    12 Team Non PPR
    1pt every 25RuYd/ReYd and +2pt every 100 RuYd/ReYd
    6pt TD

    start QB/2RB/2WR/1TE/1FLEX-RB-WR-TE

    QB: Drew Brees/Kyle Orton
    RB: Chris Johnson/Michael Bush/Beanie Wells/Tim Hightower
    WR: Roddy White/Mark Clayton/Louis Murphy/Kevin Walter
    TE: Kellen Winslow/John Carlson

    Waiver Wire
    WR: Roy E. Williams,Gaffney,Britt, Steve Johnson, Bess, A. Armstrong, Jacoby Jones, Amendola, Mike Thomas,
    RB: betts, blount, earnest graham, mike hart, deji karim, derrick ward
    TE: Pettigrew, Scheffler, B. Watson

    Obv dropping Clayton and picking up Britt and thinking about dropping Walter for Williams or Gaffney. Going to give Bowe one last shot. Other than that I don’t see too much i can do. I’m 4th in the league in scoring but have had the 2nd most points dropped on me. Disgusting. I’m going to go hug the toliet now.

    (submitting this again, my comp died. sorry if you get it twice)

  61. k don’t worry about my question to ship off Schaub..some how while tryng to ship him out i ended up grabbing Andre Johnson and cj spiller for keller, hasselbeck and H.ward.

    i have Miller and Gonzalez as TE’s and never planned on using Hasselbeck so it was basically Johnson for Ward.

    HOpefully them Texans pick it up abit.

    thanks Doc.

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