This might seem like an inappropriate proposition when our lead this week has only 19 carries for 90 yards on the year with zero rushing TD’s, but trust me, I’m writing this with the best of intentions. Danny Woodhead was the apple of Phillip River’s eye this past weekend with his 5 catches for 54 yards and 2 TD’s. “But Jack, those are his only two TD’s on the season?” That is correct diligent commenter, but please let me finish. On the year he is second on the Chargers with 22 receptions, has provided a different look  in the backfield with his 4.7 YPC and looks like he uses “what’s up brah” as a greeting. If you are looking for a bye week flyer or a potential PPR flex then look no further than Woodhead. Am I the only one here giggling every time I say his name? Before I move on to the ranks I want to pay my final respects to the 2013 Fantasy Baseball Season. It was one hell of a ride for those of us in the RCL and to my frequent commenters, I say thank you for making the ride that much better. Now I can fully throw myself into football, my 2nd fantasy love, and say goodbye to my old friend fantasy baseball. I was recently comforted by frequent commenter Kid A when he said that fantasy football was his methadone for fantasy baseball.  Now I can sit back and drink my nice warm cup of fantasy methadone and give my proper dues to this icon and this icon. Without these two, none of this would be possible and with that I want to encourage all the Fantasy Footballers to give baseball a shot. Razzball makes the game that some view as meh, if you follow the guys on CBS, fun and a really good ride. Now on to the ranks…

FUZZY HANDCUFFS – They’re fun, sexy, and when someone breaks them out it’s good times ahead

1) Reggie Bush (Joique Bell (0) 11 touches and 42 total yards with zero TD’s.  Was this a back to earth game or was this a Bush is on fire game and lets keep giving him the ball? I’d still use him in my flex in 12 team and deeper leagues and as a bye week filler…..or ahead of Daryl Richardson

2) CJ Spiller (Fred Jackson (+3), Tashard Choice) Monster TNF game for Jackson, 21 touches and 2 rushing TD’s. On the season TD’s – Jackson:4 Spiller:1

3) Arian Foster (Ben Tate (0) got 8 touches to Fosters 33, not promising, but is still the best back up in the game. Hold tight here.

STANDARD ISSUE POLICE CUFFS – Ever sat on a curb while your car was searched? Been in the back of a cruiser piss drunk after running into a tree before a big home game against the Colts?…too soon? Get caught by one time while taking a leak behind a dumpster and were worried you would have to register as a sex offender for indecent exposure? Like the strength of those cuffs, these cuffs are worth owning or being heavily watched in 10 team and up leagues. These backs are in split situations, have fuzzy cuff potential, and are solid fill ins when the starter is out.

4) Eddie Lacy (Johnathan Franklin (+5), James Starks (0) Not sure who is the starter this week and can’t wait to see how this one pans out. I would swoop any left out there until we know, or we may never know. Who knows?  Most likely not a garbage time week for the Packers vs the Lions.

5) Ryan matthews ( Danny Woodhead (+8) Ronnie Brown) He’s my lead this week….see above

6) Steven Jackson ( Jaquizz Rodgers (+2) Jason Snelling (0) Neither got a ton of carries this past week but Jaquizz had 6 receptions out of the backfield. With S-Jax still out I could see using either as a flex or bye week stand in on Monday night vs. the Jets….if you’re desperate.

7)  Steven Ridley (Brandon Bolden (0), LaGarrette Blount (+5) Blount looked solid in the three headed attack on Sunday night. I still like Bolden going forward but Blount showed up to party and ran through the holes with his 7.1 YPC like a 60’s frat boy in a toga.

8) Rashard Mendenhall (Andre Ellington (+1), Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor) Mendenhall has been blah, his longest rush on the year is 11 yards. I’d stash Ellington if you own Mendenhall….I’d stash him if you don’t.

9) Ray Rice (Bernard Pierce (0), Shaun Draughn) Pierce’s 2.7 YPC is not sexy…not even close, but Rice has been blah with an extra side of meh with his 3.0 YPC. Yeah it’s ugly in Baltimore this year.

10) Darren Sproles (Pierre Thomas (0), Khiry Robinson (+7) Khiry led all Saints rushers on Monday night and has looked strong the past two weeks. If he keeps this up he’s gonna get fuzzy for me. Might not be a bad stash if your grasping at straws.

11) Knowshon Moreno (Ronnie Hillman (+3),  Montee Ball (+2) Hillman has been getting a little more love the past two weeks and he was the announced starter going into the season…..cust kayin’

12) Alfred Morris (Roy Helu (+2) , Evan Royster) Morris hurts his ribs and then gets the bye this week. Follow the injury report next week or this guy …..oops, wrong article, I meant this guy

13) Darren McFaddenn (Rashad Jennings (+3)Marcel Reece (0) With Run DMC hurt and Reece on the mend, Jennings is the only healthy RB in Oaktown. Need a bye week stand in or draft MJD and David Wilson and are desperate to find anything with a pulse, then try Jennings.

14) Giovanni Bernard (BenJarvus Green-Ellis (0) Cincy may not have officially named him the starter but I am. GOB had 16 touches to the Law Firm’s 6. He’s the starter. I’m going to miss GOB, but sometimes your baby’s grow up and leave the bold print.

15) Lamar Miller (Daniel Thomas (+1), Mike Gillislee, Marcus Thigpen) Dolphins averaged 16.6 carries by RB’s the last three weeks…..Blah

16) LeSean McCoy (Bryce Brown (0) , Chris Polk) Injury = RB2

17) Marshawn Lynch (Robert Turbin (0) Christine Michael (0) Nothing to really say here…..Have you caught any of the new TV shows this fall? Thoughts?

18) Daryl Richardson (Zac Stacy (+5) Isaiah Pead, Benny Cunningham) The latest out of St.Louis is there is no starting running back. All the fingers are pointing at giving Zac Stacy a shot. I got him stashed in one league in hoping to catch lightning in a bottle…..uh, I mean 80 yards and a TD.

DUCT TAPE – Handcuffs of the homemade variety? Hey, you might be in a pinch and looking around your garage and you find man’s 2nd best tool, don’t make me explain our 1st. In the right instance they can be as secure as Tehol at a Victoria’s Secret model party or as volatile as Jaywrong trying to navigate the dating scene in the D.C. area. The thing with duct tape is you never know how it’s going to hold up, I’ve seen it last anywhere from a day to 10 years, you never know. These backs may be sexy but we’ll never know, back up studs, or are left for dead on really bad teams.  Add at your own risk of never playing them.

19) Frank Gore (Kendall Hunter (0) LaMichael James)

20) Bilal Powell (Chris Ivory (0), Alex Green)

21) Chris Johnson (Shonn Greene (0), Jackie Battle)

22) Willis McGahee (Bobby Rainey (0), Chris Ogbonnaya)

23) Matt Forte (Michael Bush (0), Michael Ford)

24) DeAngelo Williams (Mike Tolbert (0) Kenjon Barner (+2)

25)  Trent Richardson (Donald Brown (0), Ahmad Bradshaw) Bradshaw will be out for a while

26) DeMarco Murray (Lance Dunbar (0) Phillip Tanner, Joseph Randle)

27) Maurice Jones Drew (Jordan Todman (0) Justin Forsett)

28) Jamaal Charles (Knile Davis (0), Cyrus Grey)

29) Le’Veon Bell (Felix Jones (0), Issac Redman, Johnathan Dwyer)

30) David Wilson ( Brandon Jacobs (0), Michael Cox)

31) Adrian Peterson (Toby Gerhart (0)

32) Doug Martin (Brian Leonard (0) Mike James)

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  1. Mike says:
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    Looks like Ridley out and bolden hurting…
    Would u start Edelamn at Flex over Hakeem nicks,Jeffery,or J Bell??
    Thinking Blount doesn’t catch passes so Edelman could get a ton of targets
    Thanks
    Standard league

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: start edelman

  2. Pete says:
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    Drop Ivory and pick up Franklin in a 12 team PPR league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pete: yes

  3. John E Depth says:
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    Why so low on Hunter? Seems like if Gore went down, Kendall would be a rb 2 on a run heavy team with little competition….If Knowshon went down it would be a timeshare guess btw Ball/Hillman…same with Stephen Jackson, Sproles, Lacy, Ridley…just trying to figure out the purpose of the rankings bc this type of info is gold with all the crap RBs out there.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @John E Depth: that’s why he as at the top of the duct tape, because it takes an injury for him to get relevance. I don’t think he is as great as you do. It’s always hard to know how well a guy will play with 25 touches. He also has James in the mix and you never know how a team will deal with an injury to their lead back. For example, in Philly it’s obviously Bryce Brown, there is no question and we know what he can do with the job based on last year.

  4. Johnny Hammersticks says:
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    I have torrey smith, wayne and david wilson, (started gordon last night). who would you play at second wr, and flex? Do I roll the dice on wilson’s matchup??? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Johnny Hammersticks: I would play torrey for sure. Wayne and wilson are a toss up. Wayne goes against Seattle and most likely Sherman and wilson should have a good game. ..on paper but hasn’t shown us anything

  5. Jep says:
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    Great read!

    Drop Bryce for Franklin?

    Also, Finley is on waivers and clears tomorrow? Would you use your #1 waiver on him? I have Jimmy and Fleener as TEs.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jep: Hey Thanks! I would drop Bryce for Franklin

      I think you are in a good TE spot, don’t waste your waiver on Finley

  6. Cram It says:
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    I never understood the (+) in relation to the ranking, going back to Smokey’s closer report. Please explain.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: increase/decrease in value

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: BTW, what happened to your name? can it be kicker or team defense…..yeah make it team defense

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: CramYourKickerQuestion has a more fluid, alliterative feel….

  7. Scott Steelers says:
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    Start 2
    MJD vs St Louis
    Jennings vs SD
    Woodhead vs Oak
    Stacy vs Jags (Assuming they announce he’s the starter)
    Yea I’m hurtin pretty good at RB… haha

  8. Cram It says:
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    Who you like this week…Snelling or Ellington? Ellington? I do not have my pulse on the Cardinals RB situation. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve seen one Arizona snap this season.

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Cram It: I’m no expert, but I have the same dilemma and I’m rolling Ellington out there in my RCL PPR league. I think it’s a close call though. The deciding factor for me was the Jet’s run defense has been stout this year.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: tough call, when they played Buffalo, Jackson had a good game. I think it comes down to touches and format, with Ellington you can count on 7ish touches and get targeted 7-8 times. That is great for upside. With Snelling it’s hard to know with how Jaquizz has played.

  9. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Can only start two of these bros, who should I go with?
    MJD @ STL
    David Wilson vs. Philly
    Lamar Miller vs. Ravens
    Run DMC vs. Chargers (probably isn’t playing)
    Thanks.

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: forgot to mention its ppr. MJD is projected the most but he’s been awful, like really terrible.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: your options are not great. I own MJD and Wilson in a PPR, and am sitting MJD and playing Wilson this week. If the Giants actually have a lead then Wilson could get some run out the clock time which is what he badly needs.

  10. Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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    Kid A gets a shot out before prezi!? Shananigans!

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking: I’m about to get dump trucked in our RCL league this week. Will you pray for me PreZi?

      I don’t know if our teams are good for each other in terms of trades. I need RB’s and have WR’s to trade. Your WR’s look good.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking: hey leave the head coach of the Redskins out of this, we blame him for enough things already. If you say something special too I’ll put your work on the fridge….stop coming home with pictures of mipples and butts

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    What the shizz is going on in New England? Is Ridley really hurt or is Bellichick playing Shannahanigans? Blount’s YPC is inflated by one run where the hole in the ATL D-line was big enough for a T-Rex. What gives?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @DDT: as I said last week, watch out for the Bullichit.

  12. Reginald Denny says:
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    Edelman or James Jones in a PPR league? I’m wondering whether Edelman’s value goes down the crapper with Amendola coming back.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Reginald Denny: I’d still go Edelman until proven otherwise

  13. timmy riggins says:
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    whats up, which handcuff do you like as RB2 for this week, in a .5ppr? Quizz Rodgers or Brandon Bolden. Thank you

    • J-FOH says:
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      @timmy riggins: Rodgers because he’s healthy

  14. Josh says:
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    Bount, Hartline, or Thompkins at my FLEX? .5 PPR

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      *Blount

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh: Thompkins

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh: sorry, didn’t see the ppr, Hartline

  15. goodfold2 says:
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    drop snelling or ellington for jennings (OAK)? Already have snelling/ellington/mathews/GOB/martin and this week am rolling with mathews and GOB. putting a WR at flex. non-PPR league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @goodfold2: maybe snelling, but it looks like you are well covered and if Jennings is a one week play then I wouldn’t

  16. marcus allen was good al says:
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    I have to cut one. Mathews, Ellington, Franklin. The two winners will be my rb4 & rb. Which one should I cut? .5ppr

    • J-FOH says:
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      @marcus allen was good al: do you need to make the drop before Sunday? I would say Ellington only because I would want to see what Green Bay is going to do with Franklin. Ellington’s role may not be significant for a few more weeks

      • marcus allen was good al says:
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        @J-FOH: yea the drop has to be before Sunday. Picked up woods w my kicker spot and forgot to drop him or one of the backs before Thursday nt. Need wr help but don’t love tuel! Lol. Tough spot on Ellington vs Franklin. Thx!! Still torn there tho

  17. Oppo Taco says:
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    I own roddy white and given the latest news I’m pretty well ready to cut ties. I had an original offer for rody white for mjd. He countered with roddy white/knowshon Moreno/Shane vereen for mjd and Wes welker. .5PPR
    Vereen is pretty much a stash for me as I’m 1-3 and need to win sooner than later. Like either of these trades? Thanks!
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – Calvin
    Wr – decker
    Rb – forte
    Rb – Moreno
    Te – cook
    Flex – roddy white
    Bench – leveon bell, Bryce brown, Brandon Meyers, vereen, Brandon bolden

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d take the MJD and Welker side. Having Bell makes this possible

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @J-FOH: he cancel that offer an repriposed trading his mjd for my roddy white? White should be productive when healthy but there’s not timetable for that, and mjd is in the worst offense in the league. Which side would you prefer? Thanks

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          @Oppo Taco: I might also be able to get colston instead of welker in that trade, he said he’s set on holding on to welker.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Oppo Taco: if you could colston thats nice, with the MJD for White deal I like the MJD side, here’s to hoping he turns it around

            • Oppo Taco says:
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              @J-FOH: he has josh Gordon too. Would
              You prefer Gordon or Colston along with mjd for roddy and moreno? Thanks again

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Oppo Taco: Gordon

  18. Ringo says:
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    H2H… Standard Scoring… 16 Team League

    QB = Michael Vick (PHI) —– QB = Terrelle Pryor (OAK)
    RB = C.J. Spiller (BUF) —– RB = Andre Ellington (ARI) —– RB = Rashad Jennings (OAK)
    RB = Lamar Miller (MIA) —– RB = Roy Helu Jr. (WAS)
    WR = Dez Bryant (DAL) —– WR = Josh Gordon (CLE)
    WR = Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
    TE = Rob Gronkowski (NE)
    FLEX = (Almost always Josh Gordon)
    K = Garrett Hartley (NO)
    DEF = St. Louis Rams (STL) —– DEF = Dallas Cowboys (DAL)

    Should I trade Andre Ellington for Justin Blackmon? If Ellington was my RB4 I probably wouldn’t even ask but I worry about my RB depth. I can also still add Stacy or Cunningham off the wire. Do I pick one of them up? and who might I drop in that case?

  19. J-FOH says:
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    I’d drop St. Louis for Stacy right away

    I’d take that deal, you have such great WR’s you may be able to deal one later if all your RB’s go flat

    • Ringo says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Thanks for the response.

      I simply cannot drop STL defense. I would be forced to start DAL against DEN and DEFs playing DEN are scoring -1 points. I feel DAL is a keeper DEF too so this is not an option for me. If DAL was playing pretty much anyone else I would do that in a flash but Peyton is cockblocking that move this week *sigh*.

      I am super reluctant to rely on the trade market, especially trying to get a RB. Even more so trying to trade a WR for a RB. Getting RBs are next to impossible in that league. I think this trade offer is very emblematic of this. I would probably have to sell a WR short. Plus I would have to give a RB back in return for sure.

      And just for good measure I have another stupid wrinkle and I have to pick up a Gronk caddy at TE this week. So I am going to have to drop a RB for that TE so I don’t put up a zero there aswell. I would most likely drop Jennings as I am not starting him this week and his value figures to plummet back down once Reece and eventually DMC come back.

      Does any of this info affect the Q & A?

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        @Ringo: my first question is there another defense available besides St. Louis?

        If thats the case, I’d drop Helu and jennings to get Stacy and the TE. Then hold ellington, you don’t need Blackmon

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          @J-FOH:

          I was literally just checking out ATL DEF actually. Then I came here to see if there was a reply. They are seem to be the best still available. After that there are just the bottom feeders PHI, IND, NO, NYJ, NYG, JAC, and OAK left over.

          So long story short you would rank Stacy at the top of that trio of Stacy, Helu, Jennings… Interesting. I am gonna go grab Stacy right now.

          Thanks again. This analysis is just outstanding. Some times we fantasy owners need a kick in the pants. I am very reluctant sometimes as you can tell. I appreciate every ounce of help though.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ringo: I would stream the ATL this week. surprised no one grabbed them

            I look at the Stacy situation like this. If he’s the man this weekend then you have to contend with waivers next week. I would drop Jennings for Stacy and St.Louis for ATL

            • Ringo says:
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              @J-FOH:
              Word.
              Thanks J-Foh.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Ringo: please look at the season performances of the NO and NYJ defenses before saying they are somehow waiver trash, esp when compared to ATL’s def.

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                what’s the chances t-gonz +4.14 pts in a PPR will beat ATL’s def tonight, around 7 to 3 or so? that’s the chance i will get my first win in RCL league tonight.

  20. RICK says:
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    Starting Forte and Lacy at RB1 and RB2. Jordy and Josh Gordon at WR1 and WR2. However, who would you start at the flex spot from the following:

    Knowshon Moreno at Dallas
    MJD at St. Louis
    Steve Smith at Arizona
    Justin Blackmon at St Louis

    Leaning toward Moreno because he seems to get more usage in competitive games.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @RICK: I would start Moreno at RB2 and Steve Smith in the flex…..show Lacy the bench. He’s suppose to split time with Franklin this week

  21. Gbbb says:
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    Vareen is on the wire in my league. First time we are doing a keeper and the commish set it up so that any free agent waiver adds can be kept as an 8th round pick next year. Thoughts on making that add and sacrificing that spot for some time?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gbbb: who would you be dropping and what other FA adds have you made?

  22. Whodtthr says:
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    Would you drop Pead for Stacy ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Whodtthr: tough call, I would for upside, we have seen Pead and it’s not great. If pead was that much better they would of named him the starter. What other RB depth do you have?

      • Whodtthr says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Pretty deep at RB, Pead was a speculation grab. 12 team league. McCoy, Tremt Richardson, MJD, G. Bernard, McGahee.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Whodtthr: then i say grab Stacy, nice depth for a 12 teamer. you could probably move one later to get another piece to help

          • Whodtthr says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Thanks. Yeah my WR situation is less than I want. Hoping someone starts making offers.

            Vincent Jackson
            Josh Gordon
            Robert Woods
            Denarius Moore
            Percy Harvin

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Whodtthr: you might have to be the one making offers.

              • Whodtthr says:
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                @J-FOH:

                Given my team need for WR . Do you think picking up Stephen Hill is more important than owning Stacy. Now that he has been cleared to play this week and Holmes will be out for awhile?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Whodtthr: I’d grab Hill

  23. Chris Knudsvig says:
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    12 team ppr.

    Trade Jamaal Charles for AJ Green and Lamar Miller?
    Team
    Matt Stafford
    Jamaal Charles, Reggie Bush
    Roddy White, Marques Colston, Anquan Boldin
    Jermichael Finley
    Saints dst
    Dan Carpenter