I’ve torn into “Coach” Todd Haley more than once from my bully pulpit, but there’s always room for more tearing. Thomas Jones carried the ball 11 times for a whopping 39 yards while Jamaal Charles also carried the ball 11 times, but for 92 yards and a touchdown.  You sir, yes you Mr. Haley, are an idiot.  I would blame Weis for this disaster, but Todd, you have been a thorn in JC’s sandals for too long now.  Yes, you got a win in spite of yourself, thanks to JC breaking a long TD run and Dexter McCluster returning a punt for a TD, but don’t pat yourself on the back too vigorously.  Ok, you want to save JC?  You want to keep him fresh?  Fine, I’m fine with that, but how about 17-20 carries?  Jones can get those tough yards if you want, I don’t care.  Just give my man more chances.  He’ll break more than one.  Remember, CJ is JC spelled backwards.

Shonne Greene: Well, that couldn’t have been any more of a disaster. Two fumbles and getting benched, plus being out played by the old man, is not what you want to see.  I didn’t have high hopes for him against the Ravens defense, but I didn’t foresee this.  He is still the back to own.  He’s a buy low candidate.

Mark Sanchez: He is the reason you don’t need to invest too much in any Jets receiver.

Legedu Naanee: It was rainy and windy for much of the night, and Rivers wasn’t at his best (but he was at his whiniest), so it’s not easy to decipher the Chargers WR situation, but Naanee was the main guy for sure.  I liked him in preseason and now I’m liking him even more.  The numbers will probably fluctuate between him and Floyd, but there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut #1 and Naanee is vying for the spot. Grab him if he’s waivering on your wire.

Ray Rice: He was bottled up by the Jets D.  Don’t worry about him.  He will be just fine.

Ryan Mathews: He had a pedestrian game, but it wasn’t a disaster.  He never really broke a decent sized run and the Chiefs, yes the Chiefs defensive line was playing some inspired ball.  He’ll be better.

Philip Rivers: He was crying and complaining and the rain and wind was driving, but he still managed to put up good fantasy numbers.  There is no denying his skill.

Dustin Keller: How he is still living is beyond me.  Ray Lewis put a beat down on him like nobody’s business.  And you don’t want to get all up in nobody’s business.  That dude is bad ass.

Tony Moeaki: The Chiefs rookie tight end isn’t half bad.  I’ll have to admit he has not been on my radar.  There are plenty of TEs sitting in free agency that will put up similar numbers, but if you happen to be in a deep 2TE league.  Grab him.

Matt Cassel: Wow, he’s not very good either.  Not quite as bad as Sanchez, but yuck! The weather hurt him some, but he is just not accurate.  With Bowe (who should show up eventually) and JC around, he is worth owning as a backup, but that is it.

Brandon Jackson: News keeps getting worse for Ryan Grant.  There’s a chance Jackson might see more time than previously thought since it looks like Grant has some ligament damage.  Be sure to get those BJax claims in.

Anquan Boldin: He wasn’t shadowed by Revis which gave him some real estate to roam around in.  Of course Derrick Mason was covered by Revis quite a bit.  Odd.

  1. Joe says:

    I’m a JC owner who was facing a Rivers owner and was tied with him at halftime. Obviously I lost. 5 touches all half long. Haley should burn.
    In unrelated news, what do you think of Amendola? I feel like he’s one of those guys who can get 4-6 catches every week and earn 10+ points a week in a ppr league. I’m thinking of dropping hester for him in a ppr and return yardage league. What do you think?

  2. Greg says:

    Amendola is decent in PPR…. gotta admit I think Mark Clayton is the btr play. PPL don’t realize that Clayton worked out with Bradford in the offseason (at least that is what I read)…. I like Clayton a bit more with Laurent getting hurt again.

    Naane is the guy….the index has been saying for weeks that it is a 50/50 split btn naane and floyd…..looks like naane is winning the war…..good call Doc…

  3. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    I have the #1 waiver claim, and it doesn’t expire based on standings. Is it worth using for either Vick or B-Jax? If so, which one should I take first? I don’t particularly need one more than the other, and would spot start both next week. Thanks Doc.

  4. Howard says:

    Hi Doc, looking at picking up Naanee. Drop choices are tough: Wallace, Crabtree, Gaffney? Thanks!

  5. swingkungfu says:

    entering monday night me and my opponent were tied at 37 points a piece, each of us with three players a piece to go. me with flacco, rice and charles, him with mathews, gates and kaeding. rice and flacco didn’t help to give me a cushy lead heading into the late game, so i had to put all my faith in JC. couldn’t even keep ahead for more than a quarter what with the gates TD. but at my lowest point, JC lifted me up and carried me down that beach. heading into the final couple of minutes the score was 53-51. fucking hell was that last SD possession tense. thankfully they were down by a TD and were raping gates.

  6. ELaw says:

    Standard 10-Team Yahoo with flex W/R

    Won this week about I feel like my team needs some work. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Currently on my team:

    QB: Palmer, Kolb, Vick
    RB: AP, JC-Swayze, Hightower, Ricky, Bradshaw, Stewart
    WR: Roddy, Jennings, Gaffney, Bowe
    TE: Z. Miller

    What do you think guys?

    Should I Miller for Gresham. Gresham could be this years VD.

    Do I need to trade for a WR? I was hoping Bowe would return to his WR2 days, but Cassel is horrible and he could easily revert back to his whiny self.

    Of my 4 bench RBs…which 2 would be better for the whole season?


  7. Greg says:

    @ELaw – I’m feeling Gresham….. but Doc’s in LOVE with Z Miller…it’s his man crush…..that being said don’t listen to me….listen to the Doc…and Doc will simply say don’t panic week 1 and drop z miller…make sure you give him some mulu and buy him some whiskey….he is the hardest working man in fantasy football that gives free advice……

  8. ELaw says:

    True that…I have mad love and respect for Doc and the whole Razzball crew. Damn if I could send him some Johnny or Jack…I would.

  9. Gambler says:

    @ELaw – Also Miller gets the Rams next week and Cambell will certainly put up better numbers. In my league where I own Miller, I’m going to drop Stafford and add Gresham and just go based on matchups.. Miller has a favorable schedule and will probably average better numbers (so there is no way I would drop him), but Gresham is too good to be on waivers. If I were you I would consider dropping Gaffney or Hightower if you really want Gresham..

  10. Joe says:

    I’m just gonna point out that Naanee did drop a couple of balls he should’ve caught and that his stats were padded by the wide open long TD catch that only happened cause the Chiefs badly screwed up their coverage. Take away that catch and he goes 4-51. I’ll admit though that he did look like the #2 option after Gates, whatever that might be worth…

  11. timSTi says:

    Who do we like better this week:

    NE (@NYJ)


    TEN (PIT)

  12. Mr2Bits says:

    Doc : Although not starting, I think McGahee’s night was probably the worst. Glad he was not in my starting lineup and riding the pine but I would have not been a happy camper.


    Tenn running away. As you saw last week NE’s offense is not slowing down

  13. TheEvilEmpire says:

    Good stuff Doc. Based on some of your posts the past few weeks, I grabbed Naanee and Brandon Jackson.

    I have Kolb in one of my leagues. Drop him for Vick or do you see Kolb coming back?

    I also have Broncos D/ST. Do you like Bengals or Pats better?

  14. charlie batch says:

    BJax worth #1 waiver priority? for Larry Johnson?

  15. Charlie says:

    Have Kolb without a backup. Who from my bench do I drop for Vick? PPR league. Sproles, Cotchery, Gaffney or Berrian.

  16. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    Worth dropping Donald Brown for B-Jax? Already have….CJ2K, Foster, Forte (needless to say I won week 1) and Bradshaw.

    Also, anyone dropping Cooley for Gresham?

  17. Wilsonian says:

    Just going to help Doc out:

    @charlie batch: YES

    @Howie Met Your Mother: YES

    He’s taken over the #1 spot on a good offensive team. According to Doc, and John Clayton, Grant is going to be out for a bit with possible ligament damage. Last time I checked, properly working ankles are required to be a decent running back. He’s also got a Buffalo matchup this week. I’m not trying to be a smartass, but I dropped Harrison for BJax yesterday. Run, don’t walk, to pick him up now.

  18. Wilsonian says:

    I know last night might have been an anomaly with the rain, wind, etc., but would it be worth taking a flyer on Hillis and dropping Sproles. Current backfield consists of Moreno, Bradshaw, Beanie, Sproles. Much obliged…

  19. Cole says:

    For all those looking at picking up BJAX– He really has the ability to do well in the packer offense, but realize that the fullback Kuhn is going to steal goal line time. Kuhn is money inside the 3. But also keep in mind BJax can catch some passes– better than Grant ever could. I am picking him up with my expectations curbed

  20. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Going to close my eyes and hope I get BJax with #4 waiver tommorow. I am dropping D.Brown for Jackson but in week 4 I need a RB and was planning to use Brown @JAC. Should I drop Gaffney WR4 instead or hopefully Grant stays injured by week 4.

  21. Dad says:

    @Doc: Horrible week 1 for a football newbie. I’m trying to right the ol’ ship. I didn’t like Kolb from the get-go, but him going down hurts DeJax as well.

    QB – Kevin Kolb
    RB – Steven Jackson
    RB – Beanie Wells
    WR – Andre Johnson
    WR – DeSean Jackson
    RB/WR – Michael Crabtree
    TE – Owen Daniels
    DEF – Philly Eagles
    K – Nate Kaeding

    RB – Ricky Williams
    RB – Justin Forsett
    RB – Marshawn Lynch
    WR – Derek Mason
    WR – Devin Hester
    QB – Sam Bradford

    On waivers are: Naanee, BJax, Vick, Derek Anderson, Orton, Heap, McCluster, Mike Williams (TB)

    Any obvious waiver claims i should put in?? Thanks in advance Doc (or others).

  22. Pepe Silvia says:

    Not sure if he would accept, but offering Nicks and Best for DeAngelo would be wise on my part, correct?

  23. Wilsonian says:

    8 Team league, drop Holmes for Legadu? Holmes is just hanging out on the bench, obviously, but that Jets offense (albeit v. Bal) just looked pathetic.

  24. genghis chone says:

    Considering Steven Jackson’s questionable status and mediocre game last week, and Eli Manning’s excellent game vs. a tough secondary, would trading Eli for SJ benefit me? 2 QB, PPR league w/ a point per 25 return yards. 6 points per passing TD.

    QB Tom Brady
    RB Jamaal Charles
    RB Matt Forte
    RB/WR Jahvid Best
    WR AJ
    WR Hakeem Nicks
    QB Eli Manning
    TE Zach Miller
    LB DeMeco Ryans
    LB Jonathan Vilma
    DL Aaron Kampman
    DB Danieal Manning
    DP Stephen Tulloch
    QBs: Kyle Orton, Ben Roethlisberger
    WRs: Percy Harvin, Jabar Gaffney, Dexter McCluster, Johnny Knox, Danny Amendola
    RBs: Leon Washington (trying to drop for Brandon Jackson)

  25. Rob says:

    I have Ryan Grant and the second waiver claim. Should I use up the second waiver claim on Jackson or should I suck it up and wait to see who the big unknown to blow up (like Miles Austin last year)?

  26. Howard says:

    Hi Doc, Someone in my league dropped Jonathan Stewart. Who do you think would be a better drop: Hightower (no pun intended!) or Fred Jax?

  27. Denys says:

    Real quick. I have Philip Rivers, and looking to add Naanee – for some bench depth, and just in case he becomes the go-to guy for Chargers (after Gates of course).

    Have 2 options to drop – Jabar Gaffney or Lee Evans. Either one is bench-fodder, and really doesn’t matter to me at this point. But which one would you rather hold on to more at this point – and drop the other for Naanee.

  28. stumanji says:

    I’m in an auction FA league. $100 for the season. How much should I bid on B-Jax? I really have no idea even of the ballpark. I kind of need him with Beanie hurt and Greene on the train to suckville.

    Also, best WR pickup? Clayton, Mike Thomas, Amendola.

    ALSO, as a Beanie owner who does NOT own Hightower, is Stephens-Howling a good $1 pickup or do you think he won’t get the touches?

    Who to drop? McCluster (non-return league), Donald Brown, Buckhalter, Britt, Dixon (I own Gore).


  29. xlunited1 says:

    great site, but can do without the whining when a RB part of 2 back system gets exactly what hes advertised to get. Yes Charles is talented and I would love to have him if I was owning an NFL team, but his draft value was too high considering hes backing up Thomas Jones. Chiefs didn’t sign this guy to touch the ball just a handful of times a game. And let’s be honest, besides Charles’ touchdown run (which was perfectly setup for him with a nice little double juke at the end), him and TJ basically put up the same numbers. You can’t really expect Charles to get most of the carries until the second half of the season. That’s why I didn’t draft him but plan to possibly trade for him if he starts to outperform T Jones. That’s when his upside could really take off. But definitely could live without all the complaining about the coaching because he didn’t give your fantasy player more carries, especially when his team won the game against a much more talented team. Plus it’s not like Thomas Jones starting was some huge surprise.

    Other than that I went 2-1 this weekend in my fantasy leagues and if Kolb didn’t get a concussion I’d probably be 3-0 since I only lost by a few points. And used this site as my main source on draft days, so I’m not just attacking you guys because I’m bitter about my fantasy week.

  30. Woot on the Shonn Greene buy low….just shipped off Marques Colston and Larry Johnson for Greene in one league to an owner who had to autodraft and had crap WR’s.

  31. MJD Took A Knee says:

    @xlunited1: What exactly was the point of posting this?

  32. Pepe Silvia says:

    @xlunited1: I don’t think Doc was whining so much as just pointing out that Charles is the better back and SHOULD be getting more carries. Saying if you take away Charles’ big run that he and Jones basically put up the same numbers is ridiculous because I’m pretty sure that run counts like all the other ones do.

  33. Wilsonian says:

    @MJD Took A Knee: exactly. While I agree as to why I didn’t take JC early and took Marshall instead (fear that TJ would steal a good chunk of JC’s workload), this post is completely useless. This site is for 2 things: 1) helping people with their fantasy teams; and 2) humor. Xlunited1’s post did neither of the two.

  34. Rookie Season says:

    Thanks for your help last week, Doc. Lucked out a win thanks to Kolb.
    I got the #2 Waiver Wire pick. I’m looking for a 2nd WR and a flex WR behind Reggie Wayne.

    I have Derrick Mason, Roy Williams, Santonio Holmes.
    Available: Legedu Naanee (W), Mike Sims-Walker (W), Mike Thomas

    I have 3 IDP + 1 BN. Should I drop the bench IDP for one of these WRs? And is it worth using up my waiver wire priority?

  35. TheEvilEmpire says:

    So admittedly using Doc’s advice as a guide, you went 2-1 this weekend and would have went 3-0 if Kolb hadn’t gotten nailed…

    …and you complain.

    Doc gives advice. Damn good advice. I didn’t see him whining so much as humorously offering up his pleas to the universe for Haley to hear him and do what everyone on the planet knows needs to be done: make JC number 1.

    Did you take a shit today yet? Sounds like you’re backed up.

  36. Plainville says:

    Drafted Kolb and Grant so rough weekend. I’m not ready to give up on Kolb but I doubt I will get Vick off waivers based on order. I have Young as my backup but he gets Pittsburgh so I’m hesitant to go with him. How would you rank these waiver options :

    Freeman, Orton, Anderson, Delhomme, Moore or stick with Young

    Also, what do you think of Denver D/ST this week?

  37. Pepe Silvia says:

    @Plainville: my two cents, but I’d say Anderson’s probably the best bet from that group. if Kolb plays though I’d start him over any of those guys.

  38. Rookie Season says:

    @TheEvilEmpire: I hope you weren’t talking about my post. My opponent had Kolb. With Kolb going down, I still barely won. This is one of the best sites out there, and I hold Doc to the highest degree.

  39. Doc

    Doc says:

    Hey y’all I’m teaching today. Will get to your questions a little later.

  40. hideousmutants says:

    My ppr league went QB crazy in the draft leaving a load of RBs for me. I picked up S-Jax, Turner, McCoy, and Bradshaw in the draft. Made a quick trade for Reggie Wayne to go with Colston and then today just traded Bradshaw for Jamaal Charles (!) so, in short, I’m really stocked at RB and WR.

    But, Kolb is my QB. Given my abundance of RBs, it’s tempting to trade one of my first or second rounders for a top level QB. Given the over-valuing of QBs in my league, what would you expect for Turner or S-Jax. Is Rodgers too much to ask for?

  41. dingo says:

    would you trade jennings and best to get deangelo and harvin?

  42. Griff says:

    I have the number one waiver priority. Kolb is my number one QB. Should I use the waiver priority on Vick or Brandon Jackson? I have Ray Rice, McCoy, Forsett and Hightower at RB.

  43. stumanji says:

    @Griff: B-Jax has more long term benefit. Vick will only start if Kolb is out. What are the other FA QBs?

  44. Wilsonian says:

    @dingo: Just my $0.02, but no, I would not. I don’t know what to expect from Harvin this season and Jennings is a #1 on a #1 type of team. DeAngelo could be a monster, but Best ain’t no slouch, either.

  45. keith says:

    Massquoi or Naanee?

  46. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Joe: I would drop Hester for him.

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: I think BJax has more long time value, especially if you aren’t hurting at QB.

    @Howard: Gaffney would probably be the only one I would consider. I am a little worried that the Broncos WR sitch is going to stay muddled. Might be worth the speculation.

    @swingkungfu: Hah, that’s what Fake Football is all about!

    @ELaw: I’d hold. Miller will outplay Gresham this season. TE’s are a lot like catchers. For the most part, set and forget.

    @timSTi: Until Sanchez proves something I say NE. They looked pretty stout.

    @TheEvilEmpire: You have to hold onto Kolb. It would be nice to have Vick if Kolb can’t go next week though.

    @charlie batch: I try not to worry too much about waiver priority just because it can keep you from picking up guys that maybe you should. BJax could just start one game and then be useless, but he has looked good and Grant’s injury could linger/reoccur. I would.

    @Charlie: Sanchez’s play makes me say Cotchery.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Cooley got a lot of targets. Should be right up there with Moss. Palmer has TO and Ocho. I’d stick with Cooley. I’d grab BJax.

    @Wilsonian: Sproles was the 2 minute guy. If it’s PPR keep him for sure.

    @Cole: Agreed, but BJax would be an every down guy, which is hard to find.

    @MJD Took A Knee: If all you have is Brown for that spot I could see dropping Gaffney.

  47. Scott says:

    Anyone got a FAAB price range on Brandon Jackson?

    You’re gonna get 2-3 good games out of him. What’s the worth? $20, maybe?

  48. Lis Franc says:

    Brandon Jackson out for the year – what % FAAB?

  49. Lis Franc says:

    That’s Ryan Grant out for year (above)

  50. stumanji says:

    Jay Glazer reporting Grant is out for the year. $40 for B-Jax?

  51. Mr2Bits says:

    Doc : Who are your 3 rb’s this week?

    P. Thomas

    Also you starting Matt Ryan over Cutler?

  52. Commish Cauda says:

    I own Kolb and Favre. He owns Flacco and Cutler, who have the same bye week.

    Should I trade Favre for Cutler? (I doubt he’d do Flacco)

  53. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Dad: I would drop Bradford for Vick, first and foremost. With Orton as your second choice to fill in for Kolb. And try to get BJax for Lynch.

    @Pepe Silvia: I don’t think i would make that offer. JStew is not full speed and should start to see more work. Best for Deangelo would be great though.

    @Wilsonian: Might be a little early for that. I’d hold onto Holmes for now.

    @Rob: With Grant you have to grab BJax.

    @Howard: They are pretty similar in value right now. The Bills offense is pretty bad though. I’d drop FJax for him.

    @Denys: Evans has no competition and Gaffney quite a bit. I’d probably drop Gaffney.

    @stumanji: I’d drop Britt. Have you seen other bids yet? A lot depends on what people are thinking is a high bid. I think a good bid would be 10.

    @xlunited1: But complaining is one of the best parts about fantasy!

    @Rookie Season: Yeah, I would try for Walker and then Naanee.

    @Plainville: I like Orton out of those. I like Denver against Seattle.

    @hideousmutants: Maybe someone is starting to worry about Schaub?

    @dingo: Probably not. Close, but would want a bit of an upgrade on Harvin.

    @Griff: Vick is a must get unless you have a backup you rally like.

    @keith: Mass

    @Scott: I’m guessing you will have to outbid the Grant owner. He or she may really jack up the price. I would say 10, but that might not be enough.

  54. Wilsonian says:

    Scott Van Pelt also just reporting that Grant will be put on IR. Usain Bolt your asses to the WW to get BJax…

  55. Doc

    Doc says:

    Ahh, just got this info. Yeah, Grant is gone. That cash price moves up. Like I mentioned, the Grant owner will probably invest his or her life savings into this.

  56. Nate says:


    Targeting Naanee and Amendola in a PPR league. I’ve only got the 10th waiver priority right now in a 12-team league, so I’ve got about five waiver claims lined up with the idea that someone else will probably claim at least one of the guys.

    I’ve identified Devery Henderson as the most expendable member of my bench (other players are Roethlisberger, Steve Slaton, Devin Hester, Jerricho Cotchery, Dexter McCluster), so right now all the claims I have are dropping him.

    If all goes according to long-shot plans and I somehow get B-Jax, should I drop Cotchery for Amendola or Nanee? Should I hold? Should I drop Cotchery for one and someone else for the other in the unlikely event that both are still available after the waiver claims are processed?

  57. Wilsonian says:

    @Doc: damn, well, already made the move. I doubt anyone will pick up a receiver that won’t be playing until Oct. 11, so I can probably get him back once he clears.

  58. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Omg I wished on the shooting star last night but it was an Foster injury! I’m doubting my #4 waiver gets BJax.

  59. AdamH says:

    I think BJax could be worth 80-90% of your FAAB stash right now, no?

  60. Joe says:

    @Doc: For the first time this year, picking last in the draft actually pays off. Do I automatically start B-Jax at flex over Nicks and Knox?
    Also, with a RB corps made up of JC, Best, B-Jax, Forsett, Michael Bush and B. Scott, can I now safely drop Scott for Amendola or should I drop someone else? Current WRs are R. Moss, Harvin, Nicks, Knox, Jacoby, Cribbs; PPR, return yardage league.

  61. Derrick says:

    A Grant owner just offered Ray Rice for Jahvid Best and Ahmad Bradshaw in a PPR league. Should I do it? I have Peirre Thomas, McFadden, Hightower and FJax as my other RB’s with Wayne, AJ and Crabs at WR.

  62. Dakota says:


    Not Doc, but I’d drop B. Scott. Though there’s a possibility you could package Scott and Bush or Scott and Forsett for a WR3 if someone’s loaded with interchangeable WRs and then pick up Amendola as well. I think Scott has value on a weekly basis AND the potential to get more playing time as the year goes on because of Benson’s injury history and general suckitude.

    Both Bush and Forsett are in tough situations, but Grant’s owner is going to be needing a new RB so might as well rub his face in his loss and offer him a trade too. Maybe even for B-Jax or Best. I’m not dealing JC ever, but that’s only because I’m stubborn and a KC fan.

    I’m assuming you play in a flex league where you can start a 3 RB.

  63. Dad says:

    @Doc: Thanks Doc. I’ll do just that. Until I get a little more familiar with fantasy football, and the NFL general, I’ve gotta work on my killer fantasy instinct.

  64. Jack says:

    Shockey, Gresham, or Scheffler at TE?

  65. jaw says:

    @doc, how much is bjax worth in FAAB league? Budget is $100.

    My RBs are gore/matthews/arian foster with michael bush on bench. Start two RB and a flex. (foster=flex). Don’t really need bjax but could use the depth, is bidding 61 too high you think? I can see the grant owner bidding 90+

  66. Pepe Silvia says:

    @Doc: fair point (I own JStew in another league and I’m trying not to get nervous about him). basically I’m just trying to deal Nicks and Best if I can because I don’t see them putting up those point totals consistenly, to say the least.

    do you think I’m still giving up too much if I offer Nicks and Best for Randy Moss?

  67. Nuke LaDouche says:

    @Doc: Sorry Doc, but I’ve got quite a few questions today. With Kolb out I have McNabb as a backup, but I figure I should grab someone better than that. Who do you like out of Alex Smith, Garrard, Vick, and Young? I lost Grant too, but I was offered DeAngelo for Forsett so I jumped all over that. Good move right? Finally, would you drop Lee Evans, Gaffney, or Floyd for Naanee?

  68. Jimmy says:

    PPR first come first serve league, just picked up BJax & M Clayton.
    Thinking of dropping Ryan Grant (out for season?) and possibly B Lloyd or Wallace for some available waivers. Let me know what you think.

    Waivers available:
    Donald Brown
    Justin Forsett
    Ricky Williams
    NE Rb’s: Taylor, Maroney, Morris
    Sam Bradford

    QB Philip Rivers
    QB Joe Flacco
    RB Darren McFadden
    RB Brandon Jackson
    RB Ray Rice
    RB Ryan Grant
    WR Hakeem Nicks
    WR Mark Clayton
    WR Brandon Lloyd
    WR Randy Moss
    WR Mike Wallace
    WR Malcolm Floyd
    WR Michael Crabtree
    TE Antonio Gates
    TE Kellen Winslow
    PK Matt Prater
    DT Baltimore Ravens

  69. Ian says:

    I’m a Kolb owner, but also have Cutler in a 1 QB 10 team league. I don’t really want to burn my #3 waiver priority on Vick unless I plan on starting him vs. Detroit. Do you like Vick more than Cutler this week? FYI – 6 pts per passing TD.

  70. stumanji says:

    @Jimmy: How many teams? I’d jump all over Ricky Williams and Forsett.

  71. Jimmy says:

    12 teams
    who would u drop?

  72. Buge Hoobs says:

    Hey Doc,
    10 man PPR where we can start up to 4 RBs (2RB + 2FLEX)

    Think it’s worth dropping Buckhalter, CJSpiller or Sproles for Brandon Jackson?

  73. Nate says:

    @Buge Way too early to panic about Spiller, as even with his bad game he caught some passes. He has value in PPR leagues. I’d hold him but bench him. Either of the other two I would drop for BJax.

  74. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Would you guys drop Forsett, Moreno, or Tomlinson for McFadden? He looked solid Sunday. I’m thinking ditching LT is the way to go.

  75. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Nate: I’d target Naanee with the Cotchery claim.

    @Wilsonian: Not a big deal at all.

    @AdamH: I wouldn’t give quite that. It’s a long season.

    @Joe: I haven’t gone through all the matchups, but I think you’ll want to start him over Knox.

    @Derrick: Yeah, I’d do that.

    @Jack: Gresham

    @jaw: I think 60-70 would be good. Maybe more depending on need.

    @Pepe Silvia: Just seems like you could get more. I could be wrong though. It wouldn’t be a horrible trade, but it’s pretty even.

    @Nuke LaDouche: Yeah, great move. I would try for Vick. I think the combo of Kolb and Vick will be ok. I’d give up Gaffney for him.

    @Jimmy: I’d pick up Ricky and Forsett for Lloyd and Grant.

  76. stumanji says:

    @Jimmy: I would at least drop Lloyd for Ricky. Prob Grant for Forsett (although the Seattle timeshare sucks) unless you want to hold out and be 100% sure Grant is completely donezo. You can lose Winslow if you feel confident you’d be able to grab a suitable fill-in on Gates’ bye.

  77. stumanji says:

    @Buge Hoobs: You can definitely lose Buckhalter unless you have Moreno and want to hold him as a handcuff.

  78. Buge Hoobs says:


    I have Gore, Best and JCharles, so this would be my 4th RB or a BYE week replacement. It’s not so much of a panic as it is that I’m looking for the best value in a roster slot. But I hear what you’re saying. T/Y

  79. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Nuke LaDouche: Tough because Bush will be coming back. Is it PPR? I’d see if you can trade LT. His value is pretty high because Ryan said he’d be splitting carries with Greene.

    @Ian: Not enough to burn your priority.

    @Buge Hoobs: I’d drop Bucky for him.

  80. Hugh says:


    Would you drop Tony G for Naanee (we don’t start a TE, they play WR) or for Brandon Jackson (or I could waive McGahee for Jackson)?

    My RB’s are AP/Best/McGahee/Hillis/Washington; My WRs are: AJ/Knox/Jacoby/Mike Wallace/Tony G


    Would you make a move here? Who would you claim and drop?



  81. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Hugh: I would drop Washington for Jackson. Tony for Naanee

  82. Doc

    Doc says:

    Maroney has been traded to Denver. Not the best news you’ll get if you are a Maroney owner. Fred Taylor stays about the same. He was the main man anyway. Just gotta hope he stays healthy.

  83. Starlin Castrated says:

    Doc –

    Brandon Jackson or Dimitri Nance? If I can only get one, even though I’m making waiver claims on both?

  84. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Starlin Castrated: BJax no doubt. Nance is a practice squad guy. If Jackson goes down Nance will be in the running but they’ll also grab someone else.

  85. K says:

    Doc – Would you drop Cadillac Williams for BJax? League rules only let you roster up to 5 RBs – Currently have Mendy, Rice, Greene, Best, and Cadillac. 0.5 PPR.

  86. trick dad says:

    should i drop jerome harrison, mike williams (SEA) or mohammed massaquoi for any of the following waivers? thanks!

    b. jackson

  87. Lis Franc says:

    Not that anyone’s speculating on NE RBs, but Maroney is off to DEN as an add-in for a draft pick switch.

  88. Wilsonian says:

    @Doc: any effect on Moreno?

  89. Hugh says:

    Last question:

    We get $100 to spend on FA’s, blind auction. Should I go as high as $94 on B-Jax, then $4 on Naanee and ride the season out with $2 in case I need an injury replacement? Or is that too risky? Is B-Jax worth all that?

  90. JackInTheBox says:

    I’m in a $100 FAAB non-PPR league…this is what I’m thinking for week 2 waivers:

    $75 for BJax (drop Cribbs)
    $10 for Naanee (drop Murphy)

    My team is:
    QB: Philip Rivers
    WR: Larry Fitzgerald
    WR: Hakeem Nicks
    RB: Steven Jackson
    RB: Knowshon Moreno
    TE: Jason Witten
    W/R: Austin Collie
    K: Mason Crosby
    DEF: Green Bay
    D: DeMarcus Ware

    Matt Ryan
    Fred Jackson
    Darren McFadden
    Louis Murphy
    Mike Thomas
    Joshua Cribbs


  91. timSTi says:

    @Doc: After the recent Maroney trade news, how do you rank these 3 for bench depth

    Fred Taylor
    Fred Jackson
    Peyton Hillis

  92. genghis chone says:

    Naanee or B-Jax? Thanks!

  93. genghis chone says:

    Haha, just saw that Grant is out for the year, nevermind

  94. stumanji says:


    Given that about 50% of these questions involve B-Jax, maybe you should write a short post on him? Where you rank him, what kind of player you’d drop him for, how much to bid in a FAAB league, etc.

    Just a thought.

  95. paulzone says:

    would you take this:

    mjd, steve smith (nyg), moss


    greene, calvin johnson, desean jackson


  96. Pepe Silvia says:

    Sweet Jesus, the ESPN Overreaction Machine is in hyperdrive. I’m reading this Stephania Bell chat where she advised one guy NOT to trade Michael Bush for Shonn Greene, and then another guy NOT to trade Vick and the Vikes D for Greene AND CJ Spiller. How are these people still drawing paychecks?!

  97. stumanji says:

    drop for him*

  98. Pepe Silvia says:

    @paulzone: I think Greene’s due for a bounce-back but I would want the MJD side of that deal, big-time.

    er, wait, assuming the “Moss” is Randy. If it’s Santana then I don’t know.

  99. stumanji says:

    @Pepe Silvia: Stephania Bell should stick to the training room.

  100. Matt B says:

    Which RB to dump for BJax in a 12-team non PPR?
    Start 2 RB and no flex: Moreno, P Thomas, B Jacobs, M Bush, Run DMC, Fast Freddie.

    I’m tempted to drop either Freddie or Run DMC because I can’t see playing them much unless injuries happen. I’m tempted to keep M Bush because I think he’ll be the starter when returning.

  101. paulzone says:

    @Pepe Silvia: it is santana not randy…so…

    mjd, steve smith (nyg), santana moss


    greene, calvin johnson, desean jackson

  102. paulzone says:

    are any of the pickups this week worth dropping donald brown or santonio holmes for? For me the FAs include:

    brandon jackson, fred taylor
    collie (i have wayne), naanee (i have rivers/matthews), clayton, aramashodu

    i’m not feeling them but wanted to check unless you thought one of these dudes is that “breakout star”. i’m 5th on the waiver so i’m sure jackson will be gone anyway…

  103. money says:


    Do I drop Housh or Berrian for M.Willams(SEA)/Mike Thomas/Amendola/ or Manningham?

    PPR League

  104. barker says:

    trade offered back to me in ten team league

    i give maclin and ahmad bradshaw i get reggie wayne and mcgahee

    i asked you about a similar trade the other day and u said to go for it and this is what the kid countered with
    i own ray rice so theres the handcuff thing
    could i add a gaffney or mike williams sea and ask for shonn greene instead of mcgahee
    what would doc do ??

  105. Chris says:


    I have Kolb and Ryan as my QBs and I have #1 ww priority, do I grab BJax as more of a trade chip (I have Gore/Mendy/Foster) or do I go for Vick?

  106. Doc

    Doc says:

    @K: I would drop Caddy

    @trick dad: I would drop any of them for BJax.

    @Wilsonian: I could see McDaniels getting cute with those 3 RBs. So maybe.

    @timSTi: That order

    @Hugh: Can you pick up players for free after waivers are over? I don’t think BJax is worth 94, but I could see 80 or more depending on need.

    @JackInTheBox: Sounds ok to me. Not sure Naanee is worth 10 yet though.

    @stumanji: Was planning on it. Sadly I’m just on here between classes. Probably post something tonight.

    @paulzone: Pretty close. Santana Moss? I am leaning to the Megatron side because I’m still not 100% on MJD’s knee.

    @paulzone: I’d drop either for BJax.

    @Pepe Silvia: It’s not like Greene was injured. One bad game against a pumped up Ravens D.

    @Matt B: I’d lean toward Fred.

    @money: I think I’d hold for now. I want to see how Housh is used.

    @barker: Fairly even. You get the best player and the worst. If you could get Greene somewhere in there that would be nice.

  107. Nick says:

    @All: Another team put Matthews on the block, should I try my Hightower/Breaston for his Matthews/Naanee or is that just asking for too much, haha

  108. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Chris: I’d go with BJax. I could see upgrading your QB with BJax/Ryan to the Grant owner possibly.

  109. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Nick: He wouldn’t go for that.

  110. Black Beard says:

    I’ve never been a fan of handcuffing (call it risky…or stupid). However, I’m considering it this year. Case in point: Adrian Peterson. Would you suggest dropping any of the following for Albert Young or Toby Gerhart?

    The droppables: Donald Brown, M. Lynch, LJ, or Hester.

  111. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Black Beard: Well, after this grant news I can understand the desire to start handcuffing! I could see dropping Hester for Gerhart.

  112. dja says:

    another bjackson question.

    how much FAAB money would you spend on him?

    14 team h2h league..

    $100 budget

    what’s reasonable here?

  113. Black Beard says:

    @Doc: Is Gerhart the definitive number two?

  114. Doc

    Doc says:

    @dja: In a 14 team league it might be hard to get him for under 90 unless you must spend a dollar per pickup.

  115. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Black Beard: He’s the guy you want. Young was in there against the Saints because Gerhart was a little nicked up.

  116. Derrick says:

    Team A gets – Ochocinco and Mendenhall
    Team B gets – Reggie Wayne and McFadden

    Who wins?

  117. Hugh says:


    Nope, it’s blind auction waivers wednesday night and saturday night. No free pick ups. Everyone still has $100 left, this is the first waiver period. Once the $100 is spent, no more pick ups.

    Knowing that, how high do you go on Jackson considering my RBs are: AP/Best/McGahee/Washington/Hillis. We start 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 Flex???

    I’ll be waiving Washington.



  118. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Derrick: I go with the Mendenhall side.

    @Hugh: Ah, that makes it tougher. I’m guessing you are starting one of those three after Best in the flex. Let’s say you make 2 moves a week and only spend a dollar each time. that would be around 32 dollars for the rest of the season. So I think your ceiling should be around 68.

  119. Black Beard says:

    I got a guy on the line that wants a TE. I’ve got Scheffler and V. Davis in a 2 TE, non PPR, ten team league. He’s offering up R. Brown or McFadden. I don’t think he’s confused enough to want to take Scheffler, so would it be worth giving up V. Davis for either of those RBs?

  120. paulzone says:

    @Doc: ah, bjax will be gone by me…cant add collie with wayne or naanee with rivers/matthews.

    what about clayton, m.williams (tb), aramoshodu for holmes or brown?

    rb: matthews, thomas, moreno, bradshaw, brown
    wr: aj, wayne, ward, royal, holmes

  121. Black Beard says:

    Nicks for E Manning?

    2qb, ten team league awarding 4 points for a TD. I have Garrard, Ryan, and Big Ben right now.

  122. Black Beard says:

    @Black Beard: 4 points for a QB TD, 6 for a WR.

  123. Jimmy says:

    Hey, thanks for the previous advice, it helps out a lot. This is my 2nd team I need some advice on.

    Here’s what I have my eye on for waivers. It’s last-to-first order and it’s ppr.
    1. Brandon Jackson RB GBP
    2. Mark Clayton WR STL
    3. Michael Vick QB PHI
    4. Todd Heap TE BAL
    5. Kyle Orton QB DEN
    6. Peyton Hillis RB DEN

    If you could pick 3 to drop who would they be to target waivers?

    QB Philip Rivers SDC
    QB Matthew Stafford DET
    RB Timothy Hightower ARI
    RB Ahmad Bradshaw NYG
    RB Adrian Peterson MIN
    RB Chris Wells ARI
    WR Miles Austin DAL
    WR Jeremy Maclin PHI
    WR Calvin Johnson DET
    WR Malcolm Floyd SDC
    WR Jacoby Jones HOU 7
    WR Derrick Mason BAL
    WR Michael Crabtree SFO
    TE Vishante Shiancoe MIN
    TE Zach Miller OAK
    PK Bill Cundiff BAL
    DT Pittsburgh Steelers

  124. JackInTheBox says:

    @Doc: Yea, I’m not sure Naanee is worth $10 either but my after this week I don’t see any other waiver wire guys becoming too relevant. The only money I’ll need to spend is like 3 or 4 dollars for bye week adds in kicker/def/d

  125. Hugh says:


    The only time I have to spend money (at least $1) is when I get guys off waivers. So I don’t think I will need to waive/add 2 times per week (I hope not). I can move guys from bench to starting without spending.

    Does this make a difference? or were you thinking 2 waiver adds per week?



  126. Hugh says:

    @Jimmy – Maybe Mason or Maclin? you may not need any waiver guys

  127. dingbat says:

    For the rest of the season, who do you like better in a PPR league – Shiancoe or Zach Miller?

    Cooley and Winslow are also available (it’s an 8-team league)

  128. hogs breath says:

    mike williams (sea), austin collie or naanee?

  129. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Hugh: I just usually plan on streaming D’s and there always things that come up, injuries, bye weeks, etc… If you have a deep bench I could see not making room for that many transactions. I just like to be safe.

    @JackInTheBox: There will be some as the season goes along. Miles Austin didn’t happen until later in the season last year.

    @Jimmy: I would only try for BJax. Drop Clayton.

    @Black Beard: If you are ok at WR getting rid of Nicks, Manning would be an upgrade.

    @paulzone: I think I would hold for now.

    @Black Beard: I could see going with Brown, but unless you have a decent TE replacement I wouldn’t do it.

  130. Doc

    Doc says:

    @dingbat: I’d hold onto Miller for now. With those guys on the wire I think you can give him a little more time.

    @hogs breath: Naanee in non PPR, Collie in PPR

  131. sal says:

    @Doc: whats up – rank these bad boys for me..

    Nanee, clayton, mike thomas, brandon lloyd, mike williams (sea), eddie royal, peyton hillis

    Also, would you rather have Scott or Hillis sitting on your bench waiting for his time?

  132. Black Beard says:

    @Doc: Regarding the the WR/QB trade: I’m running with Crabtree and Megatron at WR, Mason and Gaffney as backups.

    Regarding the Brown/TE trade: I have Scheffler as backup, beyond that it’s just wavier wire fodder that I’d have to pickup. 2 TE leagues makes for slim pickins’

  133. Doc

    Doc says:

    @sal: Royal, Hillis, Clayton, Thomas, Williams, Lloyd. I’d rather have Scott as long as he’s biding his time.

    @Black Beard: I think in a 2TE league and with your sitch you should hold.

  134. Black Beard says:

    @Black Beard: Scheffler and Slaton for Ronnie Brown? No brainer?

  135. Doc

    Doc says:

    New post up

  136. Black Beard says:

    @Doc: Thanks Doc. Sorry if these questions are a little silly, but I lack the faith. What about the following constructions. Any ideal, or passable, and worth pulling the trigger on:

    Eli and V. Jackson or Manningham or Rice


    Garrard or Ryan and Nicks

  137. paulzone says:

    would you trade:

    moreno or pierre / tony gonzalez


    dallas clark / brandon jackson

  138. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Black Beard: No problem at all. Still not loving the trade.

    @paulzone: Pretty close. The Clark upgrade is nice, but BJax is still a bit of an unknown quantity. I think it is fairly even with upside to be on the Clark side.

  139. Anon says:

    Doc – While I am fairly pleased with my current team, I was offered an interesting trade. I was offerred Calvin Johnson, Brandon Jackson, and David Harris (IDP) for Jamaal Charles and Malcolm Floyd. What do you think about this trade going forward? Like you, I am big on Charles and have high expectations, but this trade is intriguing. Thanks.

  140. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Anon: Yeah, interesting. Was Floyd starting? I think that upgrade is worth the BJax downgrade, but it’s very close.

  141. Anon says:


    My starters (12 team league) are:
    QB Jay Cutler
    WR Roddy White
    RB Adrian Peterson
    TE Heath Miller
    W/R Rashard Mendenhall
    W/R Arian Foster

    On my bench are:
    BN Jamaal Charles
    BN Dwayne Bowe
    BN Malcom Floyd
    BN Jabar Gaffney

    I really like my starters and do not really need to make the trade for additional starters. So, at this point, the proposed trade of Calvin Johnson, Brandon Jackson, and David Harris (IDP) for Jamaal Charles and Malcolm Floyd is really an exercise in creating quality depth behind my starters. Charles gives me some huge upside while Floyd will probably stay on my bench except on bye weeks or injury. Calvin Johnson is an upgrade to Floyd (but would probably stay on my bench behind Roddy White). I suppose I could start Johnson at a flex instead of Mendenhall, but I am excited about him this year too. BJax (while now the starter) is relatively untested and I am not sure whether I am ready to let go of Charles upside as my spot fill in from week to week (not a bad fill in). Any additional thoughts on this possible trade or other player trade combinations that you see working well for me in this trade? Thanks. Anon.

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