It is finally here. The day we have waited for so impatiently. It is football day.  All is right with the world. Goose Island IPA, Gigio’s Pizza, a mix of pregame shows, pay homage to the Lombardi and Halas, Red Zone, and lots of couch butt groove time.

There is still time to join our Razzball Pay The Fan League. We have 26 teams and 4 more will push the pot up to $175, plus the chance at $500 week and $7,500 overall.

I was doing a little easy listening football reading and found some fun facts for week 1.  Take them with a boulder of salt.

Peyton Manning has played 16 games vs. Houston Texans with a 71.5 completion%, 276 yards per/game , 37 TDs, 8 interceptions, 112 QB Rating

Santana Moss has played 10 games vs. Dallas Cowboys, accumulating 59 receptions, 906 yards (90.6/g) 15.4 yds per/catch, and 4 TDs

Malcolm Floyd has 9 receiving TDs for his career, 4 against Kansas City

Jay Cutler’s last game vs Detroit Lions — 276 yards, 4 TDs

— In both of Justin Forsett‘s games against San Francisco he had more receiving yards than rushing yards, 35/57 and 9/25

Hines Ward‘s last game against the Atlanta Falcons — 8 receptions, 171 yards, 3 TDs — of course that was 4 years ago.

Deangelo Williams last game against the New York Giants (2008) he had 24 carries, 108 yards, and 4 TDs!  In a 6 game stretch he had 14 TDs!

Tim Hightower has played 4 games vs. the St. Louis Rams, 76 total yds/game, 4.9 rush/yds per carry, 3 TDs

— In Matt Forte‘s 4 games vs. Detroit, 5.9 yds p/carry, 114 total yards/game, 3 TDs

Marion Barber in 9 games vs Washington, 70 total yds per game, 3.9 yards per carry, 3 TDs.

Joseph Addai vs. Houston Texans, 8 games, 4.6 yds carry, 73.5 yds game, 6 rushing TDs, 21 yds receiving per game, 3 receiving TDs

Jamaal Charles last game at San Diego — 14 carries, 93 yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 54 yards.

  1. dja says:
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    14 team h2h, would you start any of the following over beanie tomorrow (other rb’s are deangelo and arian)?

    mcfadden, huggins/cadillac, jacoby jones, fred jackson

  2. Jordan73 says:
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    Which two of these RBs would you start today out of Turner, Forte, Foster, Harrison, and Moreno? Right now, I’m leaning towards Forte and Foster, but Harrison vs TB’s D looks juicy, and do I really want to bench Turner, even if he’s going against Pitt?

    Thanks!

  3. Timmy Riggins says:
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    Doc: not sure if you remember, but i had asked a few draft strategy questions for 2QB leagues, etc (3rd and 7th pick). Heres the draft result, what do you think?

    Schaub, VY, Roethlisberger, freeman
    AP, Charles, Forsett, Felix Jones
    Colston, Bowe, Harvin, Housh, hester
    Tony Gonzalez
    Kaeding, Dal Def

  4. Timmy Riggins says:
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    Also drafted in a 10 team .5ppr league, Starts 1QB, 2RB, 3WR and 1 flex; what do you think? i think i could use better RBs but we’ll see

    flacco, roethlisberger
    Rice, Felix Jones, McFadden&Bush, Donald Brown,
    Bmarsh, Boldin, Crabtree, Bowe (flex), Laurent Robinson, Mike Williams (sea), Demariyus Thomas
    Vernon Davis
    Prater, Dal Def

    Thanks

  5. Matt B says:
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    1) In a PPR it looks like I should go Hightower RB1, who at RB2? Moreno, McFadden, Beanie, M Bush

    2) 12-team 2RB/2WR Non-ppr I was offered B Jacobs for my backup QB Cassel. I’ve got Brees so I don’t know that I need to keep another QB (or Campbell, Garrard, etc are available). At RB my starters are Pierre & Knowshon; backups of M Bush, McFadden, & Fast Freddie. Pull the trigger for B Jacobs?

  6. Rae says:
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    Need help deciding my flex today (.5PPR) outta: Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw, Jacoby Jones, Hakeem Nicks.

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @dja: Caddy

    @Jordan73: Really tough. I’d start Turner and Foster.

    @Timmy Riggins: Looks good. Still got some nice RBs and Schaub, plus VY and Burger should work out together. In the 10 teamer I’d like a little more depth at RB.

    @Matt B: Moreno. I could see doing that. jacobs is iffy for sure, but could surprise us.

  8. AdamPS says:
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    Torn between Ahmad Bradshaw and Ricky Williams, and everyone seems to have them just about even (non-PPR). Who would you go with, and who gets more touches?

  9. randay047 says:
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    Schaub or Flacco? Tough decision considering defensive opponents.

  10. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @AdamPS: It is really close. I’m going with Bradshaw.

  11. david513 says:
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    J. Gaffney,A. Bradshaw or J.Best for my flex? thanks

  12. SpiralArchitect says:
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    I have a bold prediction:

    Bradford: 175 / 2 / 0

    Rams beat Cards 24-17

  13. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Rae: Going Bradshaw

    @david513: I like Best

    @SpiralArchitect: Very possible. Bradford has it in him if the rest of the team can rally around him.

  14. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @randay047: I’m pretty confident in Schaub

  15. david513 says:
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    I was thinking about benching A.Boldin since he is facing Revis…my options would be Gaffney, Dez Bryant, or L.Robinson ?

  16. paulzone says:
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    was just offered a trade and need to make a decision asap.

    was offered frank gore for desean jackson/shonne greene.

    my team now – we start 3 wrs:
    romo
    shonne greene/addai/pierre thomas
    desean/calvin johnson/floyd/williams (tb)/evans
    cooley

    would you do it?

  17. MikeD says:
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    I have Owen Daniels… but Im sketchy on him today. Should I pick up Dustin Keller, Heath Miller, or Jermaine Grisham for the week?

  18. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @david513: I’d probably stick with Boldin, but Gaffney is close.

    @paulzone: I’d hold.

  19. paulzone says:
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    @Doc: LT/greene situation scares me so i was considering it…thanks…

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @MikeD: Wish I knew how many snaps OD will get. I’d lean Miller unless you’d have to drop someone good.

    @paulzone: I think it will work in Greene’s favor as the season goes on.

  21. Topps87 says:
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    PPR League: Hightower or Garcon?

  22. Cullen says:
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    Trying to decide between Hines Ward and Mike Williams (TB) as my 2nd WR. I’m already starting Heath Miller (over Owen Daniels) and I don’t know if I want to put that much faith in Dixon. Other options are D Bryant, N Burleson, or E Royal.

  23. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Topps87: Hightower

  24. Chris says:
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    Who do I put in my flex pos.
    Ricky Williams
    Brandon Jacobs
    Micheal Crabtree

  25. timsti says:
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    @Doc: LT or Taylor? Last minute Wells replacement in a .5ppr. Thanks honey!

  26. AdamH says:
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    Doc, pick 2 to start today:

    Hightower @StL
    Bradshaw v. Car
    Grant @ Philly

  27. pumacat says:
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    Ronnie Brown or Matt Forte?

  28. Nathan says:
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    Doc, who to start in my flex – knowshon moreno or vernon davis? (non-PPR).

    thanks!

  29. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Chris: Non PPR Ricky, PPR Crabtree

    @timsti: taylor

    @AdamH: Grant/Hightower

  30. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Cullen: Yeah, that is a tough one. Williams

  31. Hector Roman says:
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    @Doc: Tony G or Massaquoi for flex today? PPR league. Tony G safer I know but … hmm. Thoughts?

  32. james says:
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    Who has the better game: Ricky Williams or Santana Moss? standard scoring league

    thank you

  33. cincinnasty says:
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    Who to start in my flex position(non ppr)

    ocho
    moreno
    bradshaw

  34. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Hector Roman: I’d go with Mass with Talib out

  35. The Peoples Champ

    The Peoples Champ says:
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    and Hines’ 2nd to last game against the Falcons he had 11 rec, 139 yards, and 1 TD…of course that was 8 years ago…hahaha

  36. cincinnasty says:
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    sims walker or barndon jacobs in non ppr

  37. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Edelman, Michael Bush, and Maroney are out today

  38. cincinnasty says:
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    Thanks Doc.

  39. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Kevin Smith is out. Harry Douglas is starting for Michael Jenkins.

  40. xopchipili says:
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    2 leagues, 2 flex Qs:
    Leon Washington vs Naanee
    and
    Ricky Williams vs Nicks
    both non-ppr

  41. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @xopchipili: Naanee and Nicks (but that’s close)

  42. Matt B says:
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    McFadden or Moreno? PPR & Non-PPR. I’m thinking about Run DMC in the PPR and Moreno in the non

  43. Jerome Harrison or Ahmad Bradshaw?

  44. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Matt B: Yeah, I agree.

  45. ASAOK says:
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    Worried at all about Sims-Walker going up against Champ Bailey? Would you start him, Winslow or Forsett at flex.

  46. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Doc: I am worried about Bailey. Not much else there for the jags though.

  47. Peter says:
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    Hey Doc,

    Maclin or Gaffney? .25 PPR

    Thanks!

  48. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Peter: Close, like Maclin’s skill more.

  49. dc says:
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    Arz is the late game so I won’t know if he’s inactive until it’s too late. Should I start Wells and keep my fingers crossed for a couple of goal line carries or go with my nauseating other option: Marshawn Lynch.

  50. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @jmark79: harrison

    @dc: ugh. I think you are screwed either way. I could see playing Lynch in case he gets goal line.

  51. BP says:
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    Doc,

    Who has the better night, Marion Barber or Felix Jones? We give 1 point per 30 return yards so Felix gets a bit of a bump

  52. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @BP: Barber should be the starter and have a better shot at a TD. I like the return yards, but I’m giving Barber the edge for now.

  53. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: Kolb vs.. Romo this week?

  54. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Fletch: Romo

  55. Nathan says:
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    would you drop donald brown, mike williams (TB), or steve slaton for danny amendola?

    I’m anticipating a big game today so want to beat the rush to the waiver wire. (1 pt PPR league)

  56. BP says:
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    Would you start Barber over Knowshon?

  57. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nathan: I would wait, but you gotta go with your gut. I’d drop Slaton.

  58. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @BP: I like Knowshon’s matchup better.

  59. G.O.B. says:
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    Hey Doc, lineup question:

    With CJ Spiller and Darren McFadden both starting today, do you think either of them would be a better play than Ahmad Bradshaw in a PPR/return yardage league?

  60. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @G.O.B.: I think Spiller.

  61. Calogero says:
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    Mike Wallace or Johnny Knox?

  62. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Calogero: Johnny

  63. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: Cassel or Alex Smith?

  64. Wilsonian8 says:
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    0.5 ppr, who do you play in a flex spot: Boldin, Moreno, Harrison, McFadden, Wallace? Thanks Doc.

  65. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Fletch: Close. Going with Cassel at home

  66. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Wilsonian8: Harrison

  67. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Morning Doc! Would you start Gaffney over Garcon today?

  68. Doc

    Doc says:
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    GOOD LUCK!!! Everyone!!!

    It is time for football!!

  69. Gangrene says:
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    I’m so happy I started Foster.

  70. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    I have a feeling Colston over Foster in the 4th is gonna cost me a playoff run

  71. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    And I told my league the trade of Berrian & Bryant for Foster in a Non Dynasty should have been vetoed.

  72. Gangrene says:
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    @MJD Took A Knee: I got Foster in the 4th round after already drafting Peterson and Charles because I made a rookie mistake of not noticing that Peterson/Charles had the same bye week. I also snagged Best in the 6th round. MY RBs are stacked so inevitably WRs are just ok with Colston/Driver/Knox but I’m probably going to trade a RB for a WR. Eli is also making me look smart today.

  73. Mr2Bits says:
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    HUGE day for Forte and Cutler…..can only keep getting better today with Hightower still to play for me.

  74. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Gangrene: Nice call. Huge game!

    @MJD Took A Knee: Hopefully the rest of your team will rally!

    @MJD Took A Knee: Yeah, not the best trade ever

    @Gangrene: I’d look to deal Best. He’s good, but he’ll have his ups and downs and you are stacked.

    @Mr2Bits: Amazing the numbers they put up. The Bears looked horrid!

  75. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Doc:

    No kidding. Turned the ball over 4 times in the first half and don’t get me started on Forte not able to punch it in from the 2 then had three chances at the 1 with no-go

  76. Mr2Bits says:
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    Doc : Would you lose McGahee for Brandon Jackson now that Grant just went down and looks pretty serious?

  77. Doc

    Doc says:
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    I have no idea the extent of his injury, but if you don’t have waivers right now I’d grab him for McGahee

  78. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Mr2Bits: They are now saying Grant will return to the game.

  79. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Doc:

    Yea I didnt pull the trigger as I wanted definitive news.

  80. elwood blues says:
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    Steve Slaton or Brandon Jackson as the last RB on my roster?
    D.Thomas Denver seems promising.. but Shipley’s available.. grab him?

  81. Jeff says:
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    My QB’s – Kolb and Burger.

    Available QB’s – Hasselbeck, D. Anderson, J. Campbell, Bradford

    Do I drop Kolb and pick up one of these guys?

  82. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @elwood blues: Jackson

    @Jeff: I wouldn’t yet. Let’s see what the news is.

  83. Doc

    Doc says:
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    It looks like Brandon Jackson will get the start next week. Pick him up.

  84. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    I think I’m too emo to play fantasy sports for money.

  85. barker says:
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    trade im thinking of offering in a ten team league
    PPR
    i give bradshaw maclin mike williams sea
    i get reggie wayne sidney rice mcgahee

    kid needs a RB i can handcuff rice
    my WR roddy white welker maclin gaffney mason mike williams
    my RB rice ronnie brown bradshaw hightower felix jones cadillac williams

    should i offer any other combo like with felix instead of bradshaw
    would like to have rice in the playoffs also

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