Since trading has ended we have decided to cut our Buy/Sell list. We will resume it at the beginning of the 2010 season.  Be sure to stay tuned to the “Comments” section below because we continually update injury status changes, etc. all the way up to game time. And as always we answer your start/sit quandaries.

Matchup Savers

Quarterback:

Mark Bulger – The Rams could get completely blown out in this contest. This should be a classic case of junk time production from Bulger.

Matthew StaffordThis could be a big week for this emerging quarterback. You know Calvin Johnson is anxious to have a productive outing after all the adversity he’s been through this year; it’d be nice to see him finish strong.

Josh Freeman – You have to imagine the Bucs are going to get blown out in this game. That could lead to some big production for Freeman in Fantasy. The odds of him throwing interceptions are higher too but the yardage/touchdown possibilities should outweigh that.

Running Back:

Kevin Faulk – He somehow finds his way on this list every week. The Patriots are facing the Jets and Faulk is projected for over 8.5 in PPR. You could do a lot worse if you’re hurting for a spot starter.

Maurice Morris – Projected for almost 7 points in PPR with the juicy matchup against the Browns. He’s another great hold for the remainder of the season; Kevin Smith has battled inconsistency and injuries and I can foresee them replacing him.

Chris Jennings – Who the heck is that? At the beginning of the season it was James Davis we were all looking to as our Fantasy savior in Cleveland. Then he got hurt and we all turned to Jerome Harrison. He showed flashes of brilliance in a couple of outings while Jamal Lewis was hurt. Now he has been usurped by Chris Jennings on the depth chart. There aren’t a lot of Sleepers set to emerge (other than via injury) and this is one of them. He’s projected for almost 5 points this week in PPR to boot.

Wide Receiver

Robert Meachem – His projections never seem to be very good but his performances, as of late in particular, have been rock solid. Drew Brees should start slinging the ball more effectively any time now and with Lance Moore battling injuries Meachem should benefit from that.

Sammie Stroughter – As I noted above the Bucs should get blown out in this one and Stroughter could have a solid Fantasy day.

Jordy NelsonThe 49’ers run defense is mad stout, yo. If the Packers are smart they’ll throw the football early and often. Jordy Nelson is a poor man’s Wes Welker (it seems like there are a lot of those these days) and I can see him approaching double digits in PPR.

Lance Long – In PPR he could prove useful down the stretch as a cagey possession type guy (see Jordy Nelson above).

Tight End

Kevin Boss – He’s no world-beater and Eli Manning has largely ignored the Tight End this season. Boy that’s a resounding vote of confidence, huh? Well he’s started to get more targets as of late and there’s not a ton out there in terms of waiver wire Tight Ends right now.

John Carlson – He is productive Tight End as it is but with the Bye weeks over you should be able to find him on your free agent list.

Todd Heap – 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

Detroit – They are projected as a top 10 defense in most leagues because they’re facing the dismal Browns offense. I’m a huge fan of betting against bad offenses.

Cleveland – I’m not as keen on this play because I can see the Lions having success against a hapless Browns defense. Even so you could do worse than this play.

Jacksonville – The Jaguars get to face the Bills. They can’t protect the Quarterback and are huge fans of turning the football over. I guess you can see why I like this play.

  1. G says:
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    rice or mendenhall in ppr?

  2. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    @G: rice. thats a nice problem to have

  3. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    2RB slots and a flex to fill…
    This is also a return league

    Jamaal Charles
    LeSean McCoy
    Darren Sproles
    Donald Brown
    Justin Forsett

    Currently I’m starting LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, and Justin Forsett. Seem like the right call?

  4. hideousmutants says:
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    I know I shouldn’t be down on the Packers after they came through big for me last week but I grabbed the Lions D this week. Is Lions/Pack a wash or should I go with my 1-8 hometown team?

  5. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    DOC OR DREW,had the 5 grandkids all weekend so i havent been able to keep up,who you like rothisberger on the road KC or favre at home seattle?

  6. matthole says:
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    seems likely that benson will be out tomorrow: do you trust scott to be durable enough to play an entire game as the feature back and return man? would you start scott over hightower as RB2 in .5ppr?

    also, 2 QB league: with orton down, who do you like better simms or fitzpatrick or sleeper julius edelman with qb elig

    thanks

  7. matthole says:
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    tomorrow=today

  8. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @G: Can’t sit Rice, no matter what.

    @Cheese: McCoy, Forsett

    @hideousmutants: I still like Green Bay’s matchup against San Francisco

    @AL KOHOLIC: Roethlisberger

  9. Drew

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    @matthole: I do trust Scott to have a productive day. That being said the Cardinals matchup is just too good to ignore and Hightower should have 12-15 in PPR. I’d go with him. At QB; I like Fitzpatrick’s matchup against Jacksonville the most.

  10. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Thanks, Drew. But I still need one more in addition to those 2. I assume Sproles since he almost a safe bet for 10 pts every week with all of his return yards.

  11. Josh says:
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    Pick one for flex: McCoy, Beanie, Steve Smith (NYG), MSW.

  12. abo says:
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    Which 3 wrs to start?
    Randy moss
    vjax
    Sidney rice
    Boldin

  13. matthole says:
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    @Drew: better roster spot: portis or mcgahee as handcuff to rice?

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Drew: thanx,thats who i have in just checking

  15. Eldee says:
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    You like any of those matchup saver qbs better than Flacco?

  16. cincinnasty says:
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    Both non ppr

    Forsett, Betts, or Charles

    Snelling, Scott, or Betts

  17. Harley says:
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    @ Drew: Pick one for this week, .5ppr league – Betts, Charles or Scott?
    Leaning towards Scott b/c of opportunity and match-up but I think Betts might be the safer play…thoughts?

  18. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Harley: Agree with your thinking. I’m very close on those two. Going Scott for upside.

  19. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Cheese: agreed

    @abo: Moss, VJax, Boldin

  20. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Cheese: I like Sproles

    @Josh: McCoy

    @abo: Leave out Sidney Rice

    @matthole: I hate Portis but he’s probably the better guy going forward.

    @Eldee: No

    @cincinnasty: Charles, Snelling

  21. Josh says:
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    @Drew: @Doc: sweet, I was leaning towards McCoy myself. thanks dudes.

  22. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    0.5ppr…Pick 2 RBs

    Thomas Jones @NE
    Kevin Smith vsCLE
    McCoy @CHI

    thanks

  23. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    no PPR with bonus for 100 yards rushing…Pick 2 RBs

    Jacobs vsATL
    Thomas Jones @NE
    Tomlinson @DEN
    McCoy @CHI

    thanks again

  24. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Commish Cauda: Jones, McCoy
    -Jones, McCoy (again)

  25. tourinct says:
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    Non PPR flex, need one:
    Wells
    Austin
    Maroney
    Marshall
    Bradshaw
    Snelling

    Thanks

  26. tourinct says:
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    2 pt PPR, 1 pt= 5 rush yd, 10 rec yd. Need 1 wr, 1 rb, and 2 flex:
    DeSean J.
    Wells
    85
    Slaton
    Moreno
    Sidney Rice
    Megatron

    Thanks

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Mort is saying LJ could get up to 8 carries, but I don’t think that will hurt Scott today.

    Norwood and Turner are out so Snelling will get the bulk of the work against the Giants.

  28. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Mangini hates Jerome Harrison and deactivated him. The Browns now have absolutely no playmakers on the field if Cribbs doesn’t go.

  29. matthole says:
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    which 2 RBs would you start (non ppr): bscott, snelling, betts, slaton, moreno, mauroney

    thanks

  30. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @matthole: Slaton/Moreno

  31. timSTi says:
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    Stafford vs CLE
    or
    Cutler vs PHI

    I wanna believe in Cutler but with turner being down its a lot riskier for me as I need to win this week to guarantee me a playoff spot.

  32. timSTi says:
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    @Doc: The above question ws directed towards you. Thanks.

  33. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @timSTi: I don’t feel great about Cutler, but I still like him better than Stafford

  34. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Cribbs is playing if you have him in a return yardage league.

  35. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Winfield is out and Berrian is in. Should help Burleson and Housh. Still not a fan of Berrian.

  36. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Ngata will play, downgrade Addai

  37. Eradication says:
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    Ok I have 2 spots for the following–

    Tim Hightower, Lesean McCoy, Steve Slaton, Justin Forsett, Michael Turner….

  38. Drew says:
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    .5 ppr, pick 2

    Pierre, LT, Scott, Maroney

    Basically, do I play Scott over LT?

  39. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Drew: Denver’s rush D is plummeting. I like LT

  40. Drew says:
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    Different League now. Pick 1 for my flex. Standard Scoring

    MSW
    Mason
    Burleson
    Charles
    Chambers
    Betts
    Forsett

  41. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    So the weather forecast for the Bills v. Jaguars game is thunderstorms. So I assume the running games will be heavily involved. Does that boost Marshawn’s stock ahead of either Barber or Bradshaw? Or should I keep him on the pine?

  42. herschel says:
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    survivor pool pick

    jax or dal?

  43. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @Drew: who is MSW? I’d go with Charles

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: I’d play Lynch over those guys anyway.

  44. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    MSW = Mike Sims-Walker

  45. Bofum says:
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    Percy Harvin or Braylon Edwards
    non-ppr and no return yards only return TD’s

  46. matthole says:
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    @Drew: if theres a thunderstorm, do you still like fitzpatrick over simms/gamble on edelman

  47. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @tourinct: Wells
    Nice choices

    Slaton
    Moreno
    Sidney Rice
    Megatron

  48. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Bofum: I like Harvin

  49. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @herschel: Jax

  50. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Drew: I like Betts

  51. Doc

    Doc says:
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    J Charles bypasses Steelers rush D and returns a kick for a TD

  52. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Haha, guess I should have started Charles! I just assumed he wouldn’t be used one kick returns still…

  53. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Ugh, Betts injured and out for the game! Killer!

  54. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Quinn with 3 TD throws in the first quarter. 2012 is coming early.

  55. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    @Doc: hahaha yeah for real! I had to double-take my fantasycast when I saw 3 tds for Quinn

  56. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Live blog for the Bears/Eagles http://bit.ly/5ATNjw over at Bears Blitz.

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