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There’s still a lot of uncertainty floating around out there in Fantasy Football about who is or isn’t going to play. A lot of studs are going to be game time decisions. So a reminder to all you Razzballers out there- stay tuned to the “Comments” section of this article for our continuing updates on all these situations.

Matchup Savers

Quarterback:

Alex Smith – He gets to face the Jaguars pass defense today. In standard format he’s projected ahead of Carson Palmer and Matt Schaub.

Dennis Dixon – I know nothing about him- I’ll admit that right now. He is surrounded by talent, though, and I’ll take that over a good QB with no help around him any day.

Vince Young – You shouldn’t get too excited about him. I’m already tired of the “all he does is win” lines. Apparently the talking heads didn’t get the memo about how mobile quarterbacks can only succeed long term in Madden dynasties. The Titans are facing the Cardinals this week and you have to envision them being forced to put the ball in the air.

Running Back:

Chester Taylor – Adrian Peterson has been battling slight injuries this week (nothing major) plus the Vikings are going up against the Bears. It’s reasonable to assume Taylor’s workload will increase.

Kevin Faulk – For PPR. I thought about suggesting Sammy Morris for non PPR but I think his projections are way too optimistic. The Patriots ought to be throwing the football often against the Saints and Faulk should be good for his usual 8-10 in PPR.

Chris Jennings – I identified him last week as a potentially productive player and he posted almost 10 points. Don’t be surprised if he usurps Jamal Lewis (possibly this week) and is a solid flex option in deeper leagues from here on out.

Wide Receiver

Donnie Avery – I know it sounds crazy but he’s still available in a lot of leagues. The Rams are playing the Seahawks today so he has a great matchup as well.

Antonio Bryant – He’s still available in a lot of leagues and for good reason. The Bucs offense has fallen apart so there’s not a lot of production to go around in Tampa. Going up against Atlanta is about as good a matchup as you can ask for, though.

Robert Meachem – The “touchdown machine.” It’s hard to count on him getting a ton of catches or yards but in that offense the potential is always there.

Nate Washington – Hopefully the Titans will fall behind the Cardinals and be forced to throw the football a ton. If that happens all the receivers will benefit including Nate.

Tight End

John Carlson – He was horrible last week (as in, no touches). He needs to put up or be banished from all Fantasy rosters stat!

Todd Heap – Same as last week: “He may not be that exciting but he catches passes ever week and sneaks his way in to the double-digit category when he nabs a touchdown. “

D/ST

Atlanta – They are facing the Buccaneers so the chances of turnovers, etc. receive a huge boost.

Seattle – The Rams are the Rams, plus there’s a chance that Steven Jackson won’t play- even if he does he’s dinged up.

From Around The Web

  1. Cheese

    Tyme says:
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    Return league

    Sproles, McCoy, Charles, Forsett
    Start 3

    Sproles has the most points out of all of them, but currently I’m starting McCoy, Charles and Forsett. If Jones starts, should I sub Sproles over Forsett?

  2. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Tyme: Yes, that is the best way to proceed. The Chargers are facing the Chiefs so Sproles won’t get as many kickoff opportunities (since the Chiefs are less likely to score). He isn’t a horrible play but I like what you have otherwise better.

  3. Harley says:
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    4 questions:
    -Maclin or Cotchery in .5 ppr league
    -If Benson plays…Scott, Cartwright, or Charles
    -Crabtree or Mason in ppr league
    -Keller or Shockey in ppr league

    Thanks

  4. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Harley: 1) Cotchery
    2) Charles
    3) Crabtree
    4) Shockey

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Doc: Ugh, Now getting word that Benson is inactive. Looks like PFT was wrong.

  6. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Looks official, Benson is OUT. Get Bernard Scott into your lineups.

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Steven Jackson is ACTIVE today

  8. Stumanji says:
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    Scott over Mendenhall or Pierre Thomas?

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Michael Turner is ACTIVE.

    Julius Jones is OUT.

    Bench Snelling and start Forsett.

  10. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Stumanji: Yes

  11. Ben says:
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    Slaton, Cartwright, or Scott for a RB2 in a PPR?

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Ben: I like Scott

  13. Stumanji says:
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    @Doc: Yes, but which one? Saints should be a higher scoring game, but it’s a crapshoot with the RBs. Mendenhall should have to carry the load with Dixon playing, but that means Bal will stack up the line.

  14. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Ben: Scott (since Benson’s going to be out)

  15. Ben says:
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    Thanks guys. Good luck today.

  16. tourinct says:
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    Scott, Wells or Snelling?
    Thanks

  17. tourinct says:
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    Whoops… also have Maroney.

  18. Matthole says:
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    .5ppr….who do you like as RB2? Turner, bscott, hightower?

    I have turner in now, but Scott seems very tempting….nervous about turners ankle, etc

    who’d u start? Thanks

  19. Joe B says:
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    Sit Santonio Holmes for Derrick Mason because Roethlisberger is out???

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Stumanji: Misunderstood, I like PT

  21. Mike says:
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    Pick 2 in non-PPR:

    Forsett
    Charles
    McCoy
    Wells
    Cartwright

  22. charlie batch says:
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    assuming sjax cant go, who would you play: mccoy, beanie, or snelling

  23. charlie batch says:
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    nevermind, looked up and saw sjax is active.

  24. Drew says:
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    .5 ppr. Pick 1.

    B. Scott, P. Thomas, Maroney, C. Taylor

  25. johnnypop says:
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    start which 2 rb’s in ppr league..?
    sjax
    turner
    forsett

  26. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: thanks for the quick heads up on these injured rb`s,

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Drew: Close between Scott and Maroney. Going with Scott.

  28. Matthole says:
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    @Doc: Do you think bscott is still a very good option for RB2? Nice matchup too…I need to win this week and am thinking if bscott might be safer play even thou he might garner slightly less points then the riskier turner…you’d still go turner?

  29. tourinct says:
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    2 pt PPR… Forsett, Scott, Slaton?
    Thanks again!

  30. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @johnnypop: SJax and Turner

    @Matthole: Turner’s matchup and better team is what I like. I am worried about his ankle as well so Scott is the safer all around play. Just like Turner’s upside.

  31. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @tourinct: Like Forsett in 2 pt ppr

  32. Howie says:
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    So is Slaton’s status too unpredictable to keep him around the last few weeks? I’m wondering if cutting him and picking up Bernard Scott (and starting Scott today) is a smart approach?

  33. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: Tough call. Benson should be back and Scott will be virtually useless if things go well. Unless you are desperate for a win I wouldn’t.

  34. Ryan says:
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    With Benson out, Pierre Thomas or Benard Scott in a 1/2 pt PPR? I need a big day.

  35. hideousmutants says:
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    SO, any doctors out there. I’ve got Turner and SJax. What’s more likely to flare up: ankle or back? MJD is my main guy. I could also avoid the whole risk and start Forsett, Beanie, Charles or Mendenhall. Damn this is fun!

  36. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Appreciate the advice as always…especially the quick turnaround on gameday morning! Cheers.

  37. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @hideousmutants: Well, I am a doctor, but a doctor of love! I think both have similar risks. Forsett has a good matchup if you want to stay safe.

  38. Mike says:
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    Turner or mendenhall.

    FYI: I hear Warner is out.

  39. Howie says:
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    Warner is out… does this hurt or help Wells/Hightower?

  40. xopchipili says:
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    ESPN reporting Warner has a sore neck and is unlikely to go. I might have to scramble for a QB — how do you like Leinart compared to schmohawks like Cassel, Bollar, Fitz, Delhomme?

  41. adrenaline says:
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    Quick pleaseee Forsett or J. Charles in PPR??

  42. xopchipili says:
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    @xopchipili: just realized Cassel’s a 4:15 start. Gonna grab him and wait to see if maybe Warner goes

  43. Doc

    Doc says:
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    I think Leinart is risky since Warner was getting first team snaps. I would downgrade Breaston for sure. I think it shouldn’t hurt Hightower and Wells too much. Might be harder for Wells to get goalline carries.

  44. J to the IZZ says:
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    Bell, Stewart, or C Taylor in the flex Doc?

  45. Howie says:
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    @Doc: I’ve swapped out J. Charles for Beanie at the moment…I have until five minutes before gametime to get locked in and both guys have the late game. JC or Beanie on a non-PPR?

  46. Jon says:
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    Burner or Bernard Scott in a PPR league

  47. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: JC

    @Jon: Burner

  48. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    matt cassel or alex smith with warner and rothisberger out?

  49. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thank you

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    matt ryan out of game,redman in,dont know anything else

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    larry johnson looking grear early,houston and andre johnson just got screwed out of a T.D

  52. Doc

    Doc says:
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    yeah, Larry Johnson is killing B Scott right now

  53. paulzone says:
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    @Doc: warner/big ben out, who do you like out of:

    alex smith
    leinart
    garrard

    thanks

  54. nick m. says:
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    with warner out, would you rather roll out boldin, chambers, or meachem? and for the rest of the year, would you rather have cassel or v.y. as your qb#2 behind hasselbeck (even though he is stinking it up too)?

  55. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @nick m.: Boldin. Cassell.

  56. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @paulzone: leinart

  57. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Wow, Vince Young with an amazing game! That’s an instant classic.

  58. cleaver596 says:
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    I got screwed by a very lopsided trade and I’m pissed about it, and so I will rant and rave here. On wednesday, our trade deadline day, the team I’m playing this weekend traded LT and Greg Jennings for Randy Moss and Favre. How is that trade in the realm of being equal, I have no idea, but not enough people vetoed it so it went through. The guy that traded away favre has Peyton Manning, so he just through in Favre since he was going to drop Favre anyways. Well Favre throws up 38 points, instead of the 8 that Jay Cutler would have gotten the guy, and I am down 23 points with Welker going for me and he has Mendenhall and Moss still. I am still gonna win my division and have a bye in the playoffs, but this loss is costing me the best record for the season and some extra money. Prior to this week, with our rules, favre was ranked 6th at his position for the season and moss was 2nd. Jennings was 17th and LT 32nd. Is that trade fair enough for me not to bitch? Or do I have the right to complain about this? I’d like some thoughts.

  59. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thats pretty lopsided,without favre in the mix though its fair if he needs a rb,last year in our money league,the 1st place team traded his 8th round pick for colston,ticked me off and we did put in a few new rules but im afraid that you said it best,you got screwed,try voicing your opinion without starting a war and maybe you can change the trade rules or deadlines.but to be honest,favre wasnt able to get me any ,i mean zero offers the last 2 or 3 weeks,im glad as big ben got hurt,but people just arent taking favre serious,they think he`s due for those int`s that have haunted him,besides if peyton sits out a big game in the playoffs he might really regrett this trade

  60. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    on another note of interest,turner reinjured his ankle.and if seattle playes jones over forsett then thet deserve to loose,oh and larry johnson just messed up the cinnci rb situation even when benson gets back,he will steal a few carries and scott will be the 3rd down guy

  61. cleaver596 says:
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    turner reinjured his ankle? if he is out, I wonder what the split between snelling and norwood would be.

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