The Chiefs only gave Jamaal Charles 9 touches when they should have given him 99.  Haley gave too many looks to Smith and Savage which just seems ignorant.  Smith was just activated and Savage hasn’t done anything.  Charles has shown he can run in the NFL so hey, I’ve got a good idea, let’s just give these other schmohawks a chance to ruin any chance for the offense to get in a rhythm. What happens from here depends on what the plan is for LJ.  Time to sit and wait.  And fume.

Clinton Portis was knocked unconscious early in the game which gave Ladell Betts the chance to get some work and be productive with nearly 100 total yards and a touchdown.  There is a good chance that they will hold Portis out next week against Denver as well as Jim Zorn and Doug Williams may also come out of retirement.  Pick up Ladell Betts if you need a running back that might see more than 15 touches.

Chris Chambers: He caused some buzz in the 4th quarter by grabbing two TD passes.  Could this be the start of something special? If “special” means one hit wonder, then yes. You can pick him up because he is the #2 receiver now, but I wouldn’t waste a high priority on him.

Alex Smith: He looked okay at times and horrible most of the time. He threw 46 passes which means Singletary has some weird deluded confidence in him.  I want to throw him back into the scrap heap of busted #1 picks, but I’m going to stick it out for now.  And when I say stick it out, well, you know.

Brandon Pettigrew: He has the skills to be a consistent tight end, but is still a rookie and has a rookie QB.  He’s worth gambling on if you are playing Russian roulette with tight ends anyway, but don’t get all giddy over his 7 receptions, 70 yards and a TD against the Seahawks.

Vernon Davis: The bust has gone and busted out into a huge fantasy tight end.  10 catches for 102 yards is starting to look near to normal for VD. I don’t see Alex Smith getting benched anytime soon so be glad you have Davis.  If someone wants to sell high on him and you need a TE, take them up on it.

LenDale White: He may have lost weight, but seems a lot heavier because of all that dead weight.  Dump him in the free agency pool.

DeAngelo Williams: He’s just too fast and too good and now John Fox is finally running like he means it.  Delhomme is just too bad and too not good that they need to keep the ball on the ground to have a chance.  Be glad you have Williams.

Julius Jones: He’s not very good, but he’ll do something once in a while.  He’s on pace for over 1,000 yards.  Justin Forsett is the third down back, but Jones is still getting the majority of the touches.  He is what we thought he was.  No need to crown his ass.

Marques Colston: He had some drops and Meachem and Henderson got most of the numbers.  Colston is still the only safe play out of the Saints’ wide receivers week to week.  If someone is worried about this game, take Colston away from them because they don’t deserve him.

Calvin Johnson: Megatron is still a top 5 wide receiver talent, but if you own him you aren’t thinking that right now! Stafford needs to at least get the ball close to him so he can make his other worldly catches.  I’m still buying no matter how long it’s been since he has shown he can be fantasy relevant!

LaDainian Tomlinson: It’s been said over and over, LT is done.  He is still getting looks which gives him some value, but at this point Julius Jones is outplaying him.

Anquan Boldin: He was inactive while the Cardinals humiliated the Bears and was none too happy about it.  He called out his coach for not being man enough to tell him beforehand.  I don’t think any of that really matters though.  The Cardinals have the easiest schedule against the pass for the rest of the season so this is a perfect time to go after Boldin.  He probably could have played, but now with a week off he should be able to go and give you good numbers going forward.

Lance Long: He had 8 receptions for 74 yards against the Jags.  If the Chiefs stick with this pass first mentality and use Charles ala Westbrook, we could see Long being useful out of the slot in ppr leagues. Oh, and his name is Lance Long, which is cool.

Josh Freeman: He only completed 14 passes, but made them count with 3 of them going for touchdowns in beating what should have been the better Packer team.  Freeman looked like a live body out there, but he’s not going to be worth a start anytime soon because he is just too erratic.

Carson Palmer: He didn’t have a huge fantasy game, but he looked good.  He has a decent playoff schedule and probably could be had a little cheaper than your top tier QB’s.  I’d target him if you’re running Ryan or someone even more schmoful out there.

Ronnie Brown: Two down games for Brown while Williams grabs TD’s may give you a shot at trading for him. I know it seems like RB is getting all his toys taken away from him, but I think Sparano is going to correct that trend.  Brown is the best player on their team and it is obvious when watching him run.

Greg Olsen: He probably won’t catch three touchdowns in a game for the rest of his career. The Bears were getting embarrassed and were throwing it often.  Even Earl Bennett had 90+ yards.  See if you can sell high on Olsen.

Steve Slaton and Ryan Moats: If you own either you can’t be very happy with Sunday’s results.  Moats was the “feature” back while Slaton got the 3rd down looks.  Slaton got into the end zone and didn’t fumble while Moats got in the end zone and did, but that didn’t seem to change much.  They are both going to be spot flex starts at best until one of them asserts himself.

Beanie Wells: 13 carries for 70 yards in a backup role once again to Hightower.  Remember his schedule and his ability.  All signs point to him not sucking the second half of the season.

Chad Ochocinco: He tried to bribe the ref with a dollar.  I’m thinking his meds need to be upped.

  1. hideousmutants says:
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    Got an offer of SJax and Johnny Knox for my Slaton and Ocho in a non-ppr. I’ve got Roddy and Colston as my #1 and 2 WRs so Ocho is expendable (I’ve got good backups behind them, to,o including S. Rice). Of course, I also have MJD and Turner as my RBs so I don’t really NEED SJax. But, it’s hard not to take a trade where I’m getting such a reliable player for two guys I’m not currently starting. Thoughts?

  2. denzik says:
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    finally had monster week in my money league,146 points and my piit def going tonight,warner,sims-walker,v jackson,chris johnson,jacobs and gates,jacobs looking better and they were giving hin some looks around the goal line but penalty`s killed his scoring chances

  3. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: with jacobs on bye next week,ill have to count on westbrook,maroney,betts or big time charles,1st thought would be westy if his headaches are gone but maroney looks pretty decent.whats your thoughts on these guys

  4. Ian says:
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    DeAngelo Williams: “Be glad you have Williams.”

    I love that line. I had no plans whatsoever to take DWill on draft day. I thought I’d be getting Barber as my RB1. Barber went 2 picks earlier and DWill slipped to me. I took him as he was clearly the best RB out there. I figured I’d sell high on him at some point (the playoff sched. looked really tough), but now I can’t see any way I trade him. He’s been pretty awesome for me.

  5. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Ian: yeah me to,i wasnt targetting him but at #7 he was the best rb and he has paid off,now if jacobs can start crossing the goal line for me ill be fine with grant as my wr,rb looking great of late

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    with the miles on portis and the fact that betts does a decent job when in there,i dont understand why he isnt getting 5-10 carries a game anyway,the skins suck this year so why kill portis?and have they even drafted a young rb in the 3rd thru 5th rounds of late?and can you name any wr`s on thier team??who do they draft or better yet,who is doing thier drafting?time for some major changes in washington

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    14 team 2RB 2WR 2Flex. Non-PPR

    I have AP, Forte and CJ through some sick trading. I was offered Thomas Jones, Tim Hightower, and Steve Breaston for AP. Breaston would immediately be my WR2 and my starting Flex/RB would be CJ, Forte, Hightower, Jones.

    Do I do this? It’s tough to trade purple jesus, but I think this price might be right.

  8. mgeoffriau

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    @MarkM: No, no, no. No. Absolutely not. He’s trading you a WR2 and two RB2’s for the best RB in the league. Not worth it.

  9. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @MarkM: breaston is a wr 3 0r 4 unless boldin is out!!if your going to trade ap you could get the likes of a top rb besides MJD and atleast a tier 2 wr like sims walker/calvin maybe but breaston is not enough with any rb for THE KING

  10. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @MarkM: he better blow your socks off for AP or Andre johnson,no mediocre dudes will do

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    Just wanted to give a shout-out to mgeoffriau. On his earlier advice, I snatched up ‘Quan for NYG Smith and Fargas last week. I consider it a coup right now.

    Another week of rest for his ankle is nothing but good news. And, as an added bonus, Whisenhunt pissed him off.

    Boldin is a nasty, nasty (grown) man when he’s angry. He’s like dude Big-Loc from the hood…..you just don’t punk him, he don’t play.

    Big numbers outta him down the stretch. Big numbers.

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    @mgeoffriau: Point-wise T Jones is close to CJ and now he doesn’t have anyone breathing down his neck. You don’t think he’ll end the year as valuable as he is now?

    @AL KOHOLIC: Normally I’m the one trading 2-3 average players for a superstar. I think having 3RBs single-handedly (triple-handedly?) bring me to 6-2 so far scares me a little. The fact that Breaston would immediately be my WR2 behind Manningham in non-PPR shows you where I’m at. Thanks for the gut check though, Purple Jesus stays.

  13. mgeoffriau

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    @nmdunkel: Thanks for the shout out — and I agree, a motivated Boldin is a force. Just imagine if you could import his work ethic, determination, and toughness into Dwayne Bowe?

    @MarkM: Thomas Jones is the starter, but Greene will steal a few carries, and Jones is old enough to start worrying about injuries and wearing down. If you’re really that thin at WR, it’s a good idea to trade from your RB strength, but don’t let someone get away with underpaying for AP.

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @MarkM: then try trading AP for a decent rb,a top wr and a decent [email protected]mgeoffriau: damn your so right,Bowe is a massive stud,weather its the QB or his heart i dont know,but when he is on,he looks like a man amunst boys

  15. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @mgeoffriau:arent you in baseball also,i know doc is and not sure about drew.How are all you guys doing in your leagues?lets get some guys talking on here,im a very very lucky 9-0 in RCL ORIGINALS,5-3-1 in my money league,damn westbrook getting hurt on 3rd play 2 weeks ago cost me a 4 point loss to hippo,and in a family league where im loaded and should be 9-0 im frikin 4-4-1 with the most points scored,fantasy football is a different cookie than baseball by far but you gotta love it

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    Who should I look to trade for to get rid of Forte and his terrible matchups coming up? Rank me 3 to try to get this week…my other RB’s are T Jones, Mendenhall, McCoy & Charles

  17. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: are you wanting stricktly rb or do you want to thow in a bottom tier wr and get a top wr?

  18. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: but trading is tricky in some leagues,in one league im in,there are teams sqaundering around at 3-5 and if they think a trade would help me,then no matter if it bettered thier team at 2 positions they wouldnt trade,

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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’m really targeting a dominant RB. I’m in a 10 team league with Fitz, Housh, Berrian running WR and Collie/Breaston on bench. Charles/McCoy are not reliable so I feel like I’m better off with a RB in a trade…

  20. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: try forte,mccoy and maybe even 1 of the wr to trade for rice,gore ,jacobs jackson +a better wr than housh,kind of tricky with forte`s value being very low presently.basically its probably going to be a leteral move but you get new blood you trust and think has upside and upgrade at wr

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    What about Forte for Brown or Ray Rice/Cassel for Forte/E Manning…I have Brees starting….

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nick: If you could get those deals, yes.

  23. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I am doing horrible in the RCL league but I have good players. Sometimes it’s just not your year. Doing really well in all my other leagues though.

  24. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Drew: i agree,i really dont want to see you in the playoffs,nothing personal,but your team is loaded with underachievers,get off my lawn burned you with his seattle def this week

  25. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    pitt def starting to play ball

  26. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, should be a close one.

    I’m making my comeback in the RCL, hah! Friggin Slaton!

  27. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: who are you?who who are you in RCL?EVANSTON HUCKELBERRIES???and is that your gal rhonda??

  28. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’m Evanston Huck. No, I don’t know Rhonda.

  29. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: she is tough,scoring big time but meating bad matchups,brandon marshall looking awesome tonight

  30. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: she stole part of your logo,so whoop her in our league,,i dont want to play her in the playoffs either

  31. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    big ben does it again,,whoooooooraaaaaaa,yipppieee kii ayeeeee

  32. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Ben is insane, but Polamalu is more so!

  33. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    paulie,you owe me for mendenhal

  34. Shackilj2 says:
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    So was there a little resurgence of Edday tonight? I saw a good amount in the first but not much the rest of the way.

  35. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Shackilj2: He continues to get looks and tonight he actually got some catches. I think he’s worth starting now.

  36. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    if and i say IF you had brees,andre,fitz,wayne,AP,MJD and Dallas clark you probably wouldnt be 9-0 in a competitive league,yet with a lot of luck i am,but come playoff time it means nothing,and to the guys wanting to get in the playoffs,nows the time to make a trade that helps your team regaurdless if it helps the other guy,,,you gotta get there to win,,so just do it

  37. nater1 says:
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    Help, Doc! You helped me out last week and you made the right call for me! You rule.

    Need a bye-week fill in for WR/TE flex spot. PPR league:

    G.Olsen
    Z.Miller
    M.Wallace

    Olsen plays tomorrow night so if you could help me out with this call that would be awesome! Thanks!

  38. nater1 says:
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    Crap, sorry to post this again but I forgot to check the box to be notified of followup comments.

    Help, Doc! You helped me out last week and you made the right call for me! You rule.

    Need a bye-week fill in for WR/TE flex spot. PPR league:

    G.Olsen
    Z.Miller
    M.Wallace

    Olsen plays tomorrow night so if you could help me out with this call that would be awesome! Thanks!

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