The title is a product of a long day and a lack of sleep. Here are some more hallucinogenic thoughts:

Wes Welker: He isn’t on the injury report this week so he’ll probably break something while searching the internet for balloon-boy parodies.  How he could possibly do that I’ll leave to your capable imaginations. But for all you dubya dubya owners that have had to wake up at the crack of 3 pm to make sure he is playing, you can now just sit back and relax while the fantasy points come rolling in against a horrible and injured Titans’ pass defense.

Correll Buckhalter: He’s averaging a paltry 7.2 yards per carry and should be back for Monday night’s tilt with the Chargers. Knowshon Moreno is the man in Denver and Buckhalter will just have to take his medicine which is being a change of pace back and/or Moreno’s backup, stand in, understudy, biznatch, etc . . . and no kind of sugar is going to help that medicine go down.

Antonio Bryant: His coach says Antonio Banderas Bear Bryant looks the best he has since OTA’s.  This is good news, but the quarterback situation is a sitcom called The Two Joshes where the catch phrase is always Freeman and Johnson looking at each other quizzically as Coach Morris yells, “Josh, get in there!”

Clinton Portis: He is hurting again which, if you could see my face, you could tell that I’m feigning surprise in a very sarcastic way. So everybody and his dog, everyone, is telling you to sell Portis, so I’ll do the same.  I’ve done it a few times already and really if your leaguemates read any fantasy site that has updated in a month or so they’ve read it from someone else.  If you are in a league of amnesiacs you may be able to get away with selling high if he can hobble across the goalline a time or two against a poor Chiefs’ D.

Terrell Owens: Darrelle Revis said he would be on TO most of the game.  I know Revis got beat by Ginn last Monday, but it happens to the best of us. I had writers block after a rival fantasy blogger told me I couldn’t analyze my way out of a paper bag! Revis will shut down TO like he’s an interstate highway covered in toxic waste and Revis is the head of NYSDOT.

Pierre Thomas: He has been limited in practice this week, but looks like he will play.  Mike Bell is back and practiced fully, but I still see Thomas as the premier back until I’m proved horribly incorrect by real life.

Rashard Mendenhall: He didn’t practice with the flu on Thursday, but did practice yesterday. Willie Parker isn’t going to hurt Mendenhall’s value even though he’s back from his turf toe.  Start Mendenhall without reservations, unless you have some weird rules in your league and have to call ahead of time.

Percy Harvin: He has been limited in practice with a shoulder injury and is questionable against the Ravens. If he were healthy he would be an easy start against a Ravens’ pass defense that has been less than stellar, but I do worry that if he does go that he could reaggravate the injury or be attacked at anytime by Jared Allen’s mullet.

Justin Forsett: There is talk that Forsett will start to see more work soon.  If you need Julius Jones on your team you might want to grab Forsett as insurance.  If you are in a deep ppr league he is also a good pickup. If your pets are telling you not to listen to this advice, seek professional help.

Jerricho Cotchery: His value has taken a u-turn and a nose dive at the same time, which must cause lingering hamstring issues.  He won’t play against the Bills and Braylon Edwards seems like a new man which has quickly moved him ahead of Cotchery on the depth chart. I was high on Cotchery not too long ago and now I’m down on him. I’m ready to get off this ride.

Calvin Johnson: He is questionable for the Packers game and probably should be listed as doubtful or out since there really is no chance he’ll play.  What I question are these labels. He hasn’t practiced so why would you throw your franchise wideout into harms way? Just say he’s out and let us not start any Lion. Can you guess who the Lions’ two starting wide receivers are?  The correct answer is, it doesn’t really matter.

Ricky Williams: I didn’t think that the Dolphins’ backfield would have enough room for two fantasy relevant players and you know who my choice was, but Ricky has proven me wrong.  He still has a ton of power and enough speed to get his big body around the corner. It’s too late to do much about it, but I wanted to give him props and a non-ganga laced post.

  1. Sos says:
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    .5 ppr league, was offered Leon Washington and Royal for LT. Thinking about jumping on this while the gettins ok for LT. Or should I maybe wait a few weeks to see if he could return to form?

  2. jamiesonmj says:
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    As a carryover from the last post, I have to pick between chris johnson, moreno, and mendenhall this week. I dont see mendenhall being full strength from his recent flu, and parker will vulture at least some of his carries. Buckhalter will likely do the same with moreno. Johnson is the stud but hes playing NE, who will likely jump ahead early and force TEN to pass. Which one of the three do you trust most to start this week?

  3. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @jamiesonmj: I like Mendenhall. He did go on Friday plus another day to heal today should have him good to go. All are good options, but the Steelers should be playing with a lead.

    @Sos: I hear you. This is a really tough call. I would see if you could do just a little better and if not hope he can put together a decent game.

  4. cleaver596 says:
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    PPR. Fred Jackson against the stellar NYJ Def or Derrick Ward against the woeful CAR Def? Niether option is very good, but I need a 2nd RB. I wanna say Jackson, because he is obviously better than Ward, but with Graham playing Fullback, Ward may actually see some carries.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @cleaver596: Yeah, Jackson is the safer pick.

  6. Nick says:
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    Need 2 out of used to be Fast Willie, Sammy Morris, and Mike Bell… What do you think?

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Willie and Bell, but I’m not too happy about.

  8. Colin says:
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    What is the secret these athletes have to beating the flu? Every time I used to get the flu, it would knock me out for at least a week. Mendenhall gets the flu Thursday and is back on the practice field on Friday running around! Is this some sort of conspiracy? Does the NFL possess the cure for the flu??

  9. tenken says:
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    I’m having a hard time deciding btwn playing Julius Jones @ arizona or Leon washington @ Buffalo for my flex in a non-PPR league.

    My gut says go with the starter, but I can see an air attack on both sides in Arizona. Perhaps Seattle will trail big and ignore the run.

    Also, the coaching staff wants to get Washington more involved while in Seattle, they want to give Forsett more looks.

    Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Drew

    Drew says:
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    @tenken: Forsett is the pass receiving back in Seattle so if they fall behind and have to throw the ball I would expect him to get more work. I am down on Julius Jones but it’s hard to deny that he’s been very good so far. Leon Washington has been a bit of a disappointment; I thought he’d have a bigger role in that offense than he’s had. But I like him more than Jones going in to this game. Don’t forget that Arizona’s run defense is ranked 1st overall in yards allowed per game. As I stated in my ground game preview I don’t actually think they’re THAT good but they are better than people think.

  11. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Colin: I hear you. I bet a little IV helps.

  12. hideousmutants says:
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    I asked this question on Monday but now, with a lot more info:

    Mendenhall over Turner?

    Ochocinco over Colston?

  13. jamiesonmj says:
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    @Colin: I think they use “flu” as an umbrella term for all immunodeficiency ailments. It also sounds way more manly to miss practice for the flu than for a cold.

  14. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @hideousmutants: I like Turner and Colston.

  15. matthole says:
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    who do you like as WR3 for week 6: S. Rice, Massaquoi, maclin

    Thanks

  16. matthole says:
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    .5ppr

  17. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @matthole: Maclin

  18. BSA says:
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    Hey Doc,
    Just checking in as I am over the required mourning period for my beloved Sawx. Being in second place going into week 6 is helpful but I have a tough matchup coming up.
    Picking guys up is as tough here as it was in the RCL! Can’t get a sniff of any of your suggestions!
    Nice writing and responding. Helps ease the discomfort I have as a rookie FFB manager.

  19. cleaver596 says:
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    Michaeal bush is available. Do you see him being a better start than Fred Jackson? I’m not sure who I would drop, probably Derrick Ward if I wanted him. But with mcfadden out for up to 4 weeks, could bush be a better play than ward for that stretch?

  20. BSA says:
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    @Doc: Aha I am rolling MAclin out there this week.

    Gotta do something about my WR though as I am throwing SSmith, MAclin, and Donnie Avery.

  21. Denys says:
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    who to start out of these two: rashard mendenhall or knowshon moreno?

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @BSA: Thanks! Good luck with your season and too bad about the Sawx!

  23. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Denys: Tough one, but Mendenhall is at home vs. a bad Browns run D and the Steelers should be in the lead.

  24. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @cleaver596: No, I’d stick with Jackson. I have to say I’ve been thinking about Ward and I do like him for a sleeper this week. If you’re up for taking a risk you could throw him out there. I really don’t think he’s going to do much worse than Freddie.

    @BSA: Yeah, unless Mac and Avery really turn it on you are going to have some trouble.

  25. cleaver596 says:
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    I just want to clarify that in no way do I hope to start either ward or bush. but a starting RB is a starting RB, and will always hold some value. and bush had a few start worthy games last year. I know the raiders are terrible. but so are the bucs. oh god, can you even imagine that game? I’m so glad they don’t play each other. Anyways, I’m rambling.

  26. hideousmutants says:
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    Crabtree is supposed to be in on 12 to 15 plays this week. Is he on anyone’s radar to target for, say, next week?

  27. hideousmutants says:
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    Also, would you trade Mendenhall for Deangelo Williams? I see Mendenhall’s future as cloudy because he’s counting on FWP getting injured again. Williams’ owner in my league is getting frustrated but that will all be forgiven if he has a big week.

  28. Doc

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    @hideousmutants: yeah, I’m going to see how he is used. I don’t see him getting much down field with Hill’s arm, but if they use him kind of like Harvin he could be useful quickly.

  29. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @hideousmutants: I’d take Williams there.

  30. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @cleaver596: i hear you wally,i keep getting laughed at for offering lewis or .Bush along with heath miller and owens to teams that need rb depth,we,ll see who`s laughing at the end of the year,A starting rb,a top T.E. and a wr that is servicable,T.O will get some numbers,i`ll sitem on my bench and hope someone needs them,lewis plays oak,kc and jacksonville the last 3 weeks,and miller has a nice schedule also the last 3 weeks

  31. Peter says:
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    A few questions:

    Hightower or Jonathon Stewart? (Regular scoring)

    Pick 3, PPR: Welker, Andre Johnson, Greg Jennings, Mark Sims-Walker

    Schaub or Hasselback?

    Cooley or Shockey? (PPR)

  32. Austin says:
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    Only question I have is at QB:
    25 yds = 1 pt.
    TD = 6
    INT = -2. Fumble = -1. Fumble lost = another -1.
    Who is better to start this week:
    M. Ryan or Joe Flacco?

  33. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Peter: Hightower

    Welker, Jennings, AJ (The Bengals have been stopping #1 receivers, but AJ has burnt Hall in the past)

    I really like Hasselbeck this week.

    Gotta think they’ll get Shockey some looks with the “revenge” factor, but I love Cooley’s matchup. Cooley

  34. Doc

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    @Austin: I feel that both are going against similar pass defenses, but Ryan is at home and on a bigger stage. I’d go with Ryan.

  35. VanHammersly says:
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    Hey all, flex question in a standard scoring league: McCoy, Sammy Morris, Berrian, or Holt? I like McCoy a lot because I can see the Eagles being well ahead of the Raiders and running out a lot of the 2nd half sans Westbrook.

  36. 20 yards rushing/receiving = 1 point
    TD = 6 points

    Owen Daniels or Chris Cooley?

    and

    Bernard Berrian or Hakeem Nicks?

  37. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @VanHammersly: Agreed, McCoy is pretty much in a commitee with Westy and would be the one for mop-up duty. I like him vs. Oakland’s rush D.

    @Hairs Hooligans: Cooley and Daniels are similar talents, but Cooley has the better matchup.

  38. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Hairs Hooligans:Berrian, the Ravens are giving up long passes and that’s what Berrian does.

  39. airlifting says:
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    in a vacuum, ryan v chi or brady @ ten. i have been conflicted with this decision all week long.

  40. airlifting says:
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    also, while i’m at it; j. stewart @tb or kevin smith @ gb. i am already playing deangelo, but that tb team is god awful and maybs, just maybs, stewart is worth playing, too. two RB spots, no flex.

  41. Doc

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    @airlifting: I feel very good about Brady this week.

    I still like Smith even though his matchup is tough.

  42. Dixon says:
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    Who should I start this week at rb2? Jamal Lewis or McGahee? I got Steven “Beast amongst men” Jackson, but I also have Beanie on the bench. But I can’t start Beanie until he proves himself.

    Thanks Doc

  43. Doc

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    @Dixon: McGahee.

  44. Steve says:
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    @Doc: If I’ve got AP, Ronnie B and Westy, and a receiving core of Holt, Driver, Royal, Ant Gonzalez and Crayton, should I be looking to trade one of those RBs for an upgrade at WR?

    Oh – and I only have Orton and Campbell at QB…

  45. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Sorry – receiving corps.

    So my question really is, should I be trading an RB for an upgrade at WR or QB?

  46. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Steve: I’d look to trade Westy for a top WR if he has a good game at Oakland.

  47. matthole says:
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    @Doc: hasselbeck or big ben this week?

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