Jamaal Charles is done. He will not rise again this season. Let us weep. And pray for a backup running back. His torn ACL will make room for the great Thomas Jones to average at best 3 yards a carry! And for Dexter McCluster to get 3 end arounds, 4 receptions, and 3 rushing attempts! Jones in non-ppr and McCluster in PPR make for decent pick ups, but don’t expect huge things.

Well, I don’t know if I can go on after this news, but I’ll give it my best, which at this point is me barely fighting back tears and self flagellation.

Arian Foster: At first it was “reported” that he reaggravated his hamstring injury, but then Kubiak said he was just fatigued and wanted back in the game, but they wanted to rest him. And then Foster said his hamstring did tighten up. So, that was fun. Of course Ben Tate went for 103 yards after getting a lead on the Dolphins. I’m optimistic here for Foster owners, but it’s not the greatest news you are ever going to hear. Tate has shown that he can be counted on so Foster’s leash is shortened. But I still think if Foster is full go he still gets the bulk of the work. His conditioning and hammy are what we need to worry about right now.

Cam Newton: He has lost both of his starts. Next.

Denarius Moore: With Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacoby Ford out with injuries the preseason/practice sensation came up huge against the Bills. 146 yards and a touchdown should keep him in the starting lineup next week and if it doesn’t we may need to try a stake to the heart of Al Davis. Oh, he’s worth picking up.

Cam Newton: Oh, I forgot this is fantasy football and wins and losses are incredibly irrelevant and Cam Newton looked awesome once again and this time it was against the Green Bay Packers, not the Arizona Cardinals. Cam threw 3 interceptions and only 1 touchdown, but so far this week is the 2nd highest point scorer for QBs. He finished with 432 yards passing, 53 yards rushing and another rushing touchdown.  Next week he gets the Jaguars who are horrible. Yes, he won’t have to throw quite as much as he has so far, but he’s proven he can and the Panthers defense isn’t going to hold teams down very often. He’s going to be a QB1 going forward.

Chris Johnson: He had a pretty crappy game. 24 carries for 53 yards is not good. But remember who they were playing (The Ravens if you forgot). The nice game by Hasselbeck, Britt and Washington is a great sign for Johnson. They were keyed on CJ and burnt by the passing game. Other teams will have to respect the passing game. I’m in full buy mode.

Felix Jones: He was in and out of the game against the 49ers due to injury, and now the word is he has a separated shoulder. He played with it wrapped so he may not miss time, but it’s not the news you want to hear. The 49ers are a tough rush defense and I’d be happy to recommend Felix after a down game against them, but we could see more Tashard Choice and Demarco Murray with the separation.

Miles Austin: The Cowboys came out of the game winners, but with lots of injuries. Jones, Romo (ribs), and Austin hurt his hamstring after having a huge game, going for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns. Initial wild speculation is that Austin could be out until week 5. If Dez Bryant can come back healthy he should do well and we’ll also see some more of Kevin Ogletree.

Andy Dalton: Dalton looked like a real quarterback against Denver. You pretty much have to play well to give two receivers over 100 yards receiving. Both AJ Green and Jerome Simpson topped 100 yards and Green caught an insane touchdown. As long as Dalton continues to keep he head screwed on Green will be a fantasy starter. Dalton will need to show me some consistency before I think about tossing him out there though.

Fred Davis: He followed up a nice game with another nice game, this time for 86 yards and a touchdown. Can’t argue with success here. Cooley is droppable. Davis is a must add if he’s out there.

Roy Helu: Helu’s line of 10 carries for 74 yards and 3 receptions for 38 yards says quite a bit on it’s own, but the point in the game where he did a lot of that damage also says a lot. The game was always close and in the 4th quarter Helu was in there for quite a few plays while Hightower was on the sideline. Hightower is still the main guy, but Helu looked too good to keep off the field. He is a must add for RB depth.

Daniel Thomas: So that lead back role for Reggie Bush; you know, the 70/30 split? Well, that’s done. Daniel Thomas had 19 looks to Reggie Bush’s 7. I think that 70/30 split was the opposite of what we thought. Thomas is better suited for the lead back role with Bush as the passing down guy. That’s how I would value them for now.

Julio Jones: I don’t really have much to say about him, but this is pretty cool.

LeGarrette Blount: Blount had a nice bounce back game rushing for 2 touchdowns and 71 yards on only 13 carries. If you own him you should feel darn lucky he was able to pull that kind of game out on that many touches. He needs his team to not suck so bad to start games so they can play with a lead and he can get more carries.

Vincent Jackson: Hoodie took Antonio Gates out of the game so Jackson had all types of room to roam and roam he did. He had his best game ever with 172 yards and 2 touchdowns. There’s no reason to think he won’t have a huge season.

Jared Cook: Well, he’s not getting the looks he needs. He made a pretty nice catch, but until he starts seeing 6+ targets a game he needs to be on your bench and I could see dropping him with all the deep talent at TE.

Titus Young: Young had a nice 7 targets, catching 5 of them for 89 yards. Burleson had 9 and Megatron had 7 so there were plenty to go around and for the time being Young will be on the short end of the target stick, but his upside is pretty nice in that offense.

Devery Henderson: I keep hating on Devery Institute Henderson, but it’s hard to argue with production, but I’m going to anyway. Lance Moore was on the field, but he wasn’t fully back. The wide receiver targets were, Moore 4, Meachem 4, Henderson 3, and Arrington 2.  I hate to say it, but you can’t expect a 79 yard touchdown every week. I don’t think. And Moore should be back at full strength next week. He’s boom or bust.

David Nelson: It looks like Nelson took over that #2 receiver position for the Bills. He had 13 targets, 10 receptions, 83 yards and a touchdown. As long as the Bills are moving the ball they should be able to support 2 fantasy receivers. Nelson looks like the guy. He’ll be in the waiver wire post.

Delone Carter: With the Colts heading straight down the crapper we should start to see more Carter. We already are and he looks to be running well. He had 11 carries to Addai’s 14 and I believe will start to see him on early downs with Addai in passing downs.

Dwayne Bowe: Matt Cassel has looked horrible so far this season, but thankfully for Bowe owners he was able to cobble together a 100 yard game. Better than nothing.

  1. Rollins1 says:
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    how do you rank the following Charles and Austin replacements in a non ppr?

    Thomas Jones
    Roy Helu
    Delone Carter
    Dexter McCluster

    D Moore
    Jerome Simpson
    Brandon Gibson
    Eric Decker

    Thanks.

  2. Wilsonian says:
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    T.Jones, McLuster, Helu, Addai, Carter, DeAngelo. It’s a 0.5 PPR. Pick two.

    Also, do you think Keller keeps it up? Solid backup to my Finley?

  3. John M says:
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    Doc –

    at what point do you think its time to just give up on Collie putting together a reasonable fantasy season?

    I see some interesting options out on my waiver (J Simpson, D Moore) and he’s the guy that’s gonna get cut.

  4. elwood blues says:
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    Nelson, decker, or
    d.moore, how would you rate them. Looking to stash someone for bye weeks. Right now I have Knox and Gibson.. or am I alright with those 2?

  5. elwood blues says:
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    I have Best and S-Jax (this week Bradshaw) as my 2 starting running backs. I also picked up Caddy and have D.Carter on my bench.
    See any reason to go after Helu, too?

    We only start 2 rb, with no flex.

  6. DWU BWEEES! says:
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    Drop Pettigrew for Fred Davis?

  7. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Is Helu worth using my #1 waiver priority on? Also considering Nelson in Buffalupagus.

  8. Colin says:
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    I have CJ and Finley. You may now pity me.

  9. Craig says:
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    Dynasty league, lost peyton. Was offered : Rodgers and karim for peyton bradshaw best.

    Do I take this? I’ll still have a bunch of scrub rbs (greene, matthews, hightower, moreno)

    Arog would be a better long term solution for a dynasty qb…… Appreciate any help. Thanks

  10. bourne says:
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    Do I start to consider Cam over Rivers based on matchups?

  11. chicken coop says:
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    dynasty league. should I trade Fred Jackson and Dez Bryant for chris Johnson? do u see VHS value a top 8 for the next years?

  12. chicken coop says:
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    and when I say VHS I mean cj. thanks auto. correct.

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, do you like Fitz over Freeman for the rest of the season?

  14. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Doc:couple of questions….

    first,10 team ppr….to replace Charles,who is the better p/u?

    Helu,Carter or McCluster?

    also,10 team non ppr,could you rank these TE’s for me?

    Cook,Gresham,Davis,Chandler,Kendricks,Dickson,Moore or King.

    thnks.

  15. Lob Ball says:
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    Dr. Doc,

    Who has the greater upside: David Nelson or Devon Bess?

    Thanks

  16. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    one more question….8 team points league,which two would you grab?

    Stewart,Tate,Woodhead,T. Jones,Spiller,Jacobs,M. Bush,D. Thomas,Helu.

  17. Project_badass says:
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    Non-PPR standard scoring, $200 wavier budget (I have $189 left)

    How much would you bid on David Nelson (I need WR help)?

    Also, out of Daniel Thomas, Ringer, and McCluster, who would you aim for and how much would you bid? Who would be your backup bid and how much would you bid for them?

  18. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    14 teamer w/deep benches – Spend the #2 Waiver Prio on Denarius? I can drop Jacoby Ford, Bernard Scott (who apparently hit on Marvin Lewis’ sister or something), or Jared Cook. Thoughts are great appreciated!

    Was beating myself up pretty bad for not grabbing Denarius yesterday AM, and benching Ochocinco but I had Demarco Murray ready to drop for him, which w/the injury to Felix (won’t be back til after the bye week I’m hearing) and that I lost my matchup by a ton anyway (Thank you Jeremy Maclin!) maybe it’s for the best.

  19. HotCorner306 says:
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    @Doc
    I’m QB rich and RB poor. Been offered Orton and Mendenhall for Schaub and Green-Ellis. Would you pull the trigger on this?

  20. Megatron Lives says:
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    .5PPR, 16-team: which of these RBs would you pick up?
    Marshawn Lynch, Jonathan Stewart, Delone Carter, Marion Barber, Montario Hardesty, Javon Ringer, Isaac Redman.

    Same with WRs?
    Preston Parker, Brandon LaFell, Joshua Cribbs, E Sanders, Antonio Brown, Hines Ward, Ted Ginn Jr

  21. Megatron Lives says:
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    Demarco Murray, also. Thanks!

  22. @Doc: Due to the Lloyd situation I have to make a desperation move tonight. I have to add a reciever from tonights game. Hixon is on someone elses team so that leaves me with Gibson or MSW. I am down 20 points in a standard league. I know its a longshot but which one is more likely to help me win?

  23. So So says:
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    i got to play tuck or j pierre paul. and 1 point ppr nicks or gibson

  24. Random Collmenter says:
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    would u start Cam over Kolb (@SEA) next week? thanks.

  25. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Chicago Mike: Gibson has been getting more looks. I’d give him a shot.

    @Megatron Lives: Stewart, Carter. They all depend on who you’d have to drop, but those are the two I’d want on my team.

    @HotCorner306: Yeah, as long as you like your starting QB

    @MattTruss223: You can expect him to be pretty inconsistent, but his upside is pretty nice. I’d go for it.

    @Project_badass: I’d bid a decent amount for Thomas. 30 ish. Nelson 5-10, McCluster 5-10

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Stewart, Thomas, Tate, Jacobs, Helu in that order

    @Lob Ball: Upside — Nelson

    @chicken coop: Tough call. I like Dez a ton in Dynasty. Fred is aging so there’s that. I would if you feel good about your WR group.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Helu then Carter. 5.Cook,4.Gresham,1.Davis,8.Chandler,2.Kendricks,3.Dickson,6.Moore or 7.King.

    @Wilsonian: Leaning Fitz

    @bourne: Most likely not, but it could happen.

    @Craig: I’d hate to see your RB starters turn into those guys.

    @Colin: You have my pity

    @BigRedLatrine: Tough call. Hightower isn’t going away and Nelson will still have Jones and of course Johnson taking looks away. I wouldn’t unless you are desperate.

    @DWU BWEEES!: yeah

    @elwood blues: Only if you have an easy drop

    @elwood blues: I’d drop Gibson for Moore

    @John M: I’d do it for Moore.

    @Wilsonian: I’d still lean Addai/Deangelo. Keller is a good backup to Finley for sure.

    @Rollins1: 3. Thomas Jones
    1. Roy Helu
    2. Delone Carter
    4. Dexter McCluster

    1. D Moore
    4. Jerome Simpson
    3. Brandon Gibson
    2. Eric Decker

  26. DrPepper says:
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    I need 4 measly points tonight (standard scoring) to win. Who’s the safer bet —- Carnell or S Jackson (assuming he isn’t officially scratched)?

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Random Collmenter: Yes

    @So So: If Nicks is active you have to play him. I’d lean pierre paul

  28. surfmonger says:
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    $&#*&$*(#&@* dangelo williams…

    I was hoping that the improved passing game might the D focus away from him and give him a little room, but this guy is looking more and more like FF bench rot

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: thanks for the advice, Doc.

    Would you take Gronk over Keller as my backup to Finley? Also, would you drop Jones for Helu?

  30. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    Thanks Doc, should I drop Ford for him (Denarius)? I can’t see rostering two OAK WRs. Or should I dicth Cook or Scott instead?

  31. Alex says:
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    I, too, am mourning the loss of J.C. He can’t be replaced.

    In a PPR league, do you think it’s safe to drop Marcedes Lewis after I picked up Fred Davis as a fill-in? I could really use the roster spot since I’m sitting on Amendola and Moore waiting for them to get healthy. I’d be picking up one of Decker/Nelson/Washington.

  32. Van Haggard says:
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    Would you start cam over schaub… by matchup?

  33. Joel says:
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    Doc:

    In non-ppr, can u rank these three RBs for ROS: Starks, Ingram, Mathews. Thanks!!

  34. DWU BWEEES! says:
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    Is it time to trade Reggie Wayne while I can maybe get another top WR back or should I hold on?

  35. PF says:
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    Doc – what are your thoughts on how high to try and sell cam? Have Matt Ryan and Felix is/was my RB2. I’m hoping dangle him for CJ2K, but doubt that is realistic. Most likely options are Blount, Beanie, MJD, Bradshaw, Fred Jackson, Ryan Mathews.

    Or do I keep cam and use a combo of AP, Jacobs, Carter, Stewart? 12 TM non-ppr.

    Thanks Doc!

  36. surfmonger says:
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    Doc,

    Would you swap one of these for Freeman( my QB2)? Schaub is my QB1.

    Grossman, Hasselbeck, Datlon or Campbell?

    It looks like Schaub will be fairly predictable ie. easy matchups = mediocre FF stats, tougher matchups = higher ceiling. your thoughts? should I consider this when picking my number 2 or just go with best overall #2?

    Thanks!

  37. trick dad says:
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    hey doc, here is my team in a 12 team league non-ppr:

    QB Romo
    RB J. Charles
    RB Forte
    WR J. Maclin
    WR M. Wallace
    RB/WR Hightower

    Bench: L. Moore, J. Ford, Jacoby Jones, MSW, Kendall Hunter, Isaac Redman

    after losing JC, i was offerred Ingram & Shonn Greene for Forte, what do you think? i could pick up someone like jacquizz rodgers or ridley if not.

  38. Jeff says:
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    I think I might be able to get Roddy White and Gore for Welker and Blount. Would that be worth it, or no?

  39. joe says:
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    whose the best wr pickup this week?

    D. Moore, Eric Decker, or David Nelson?

  40. bert says:
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    How do u feel about a trade of me getting rid of hightower,s Greene and santana moss and I would be recieving mendenhall and rivers is that a fair trade being that if he has fitzpatrick and just picked up newton he was ok wit getting rid of rivers and only had mendenhall so needed depth with Greene and hightiwere let me know doc cause I got the usual hating cry babies crying about it

  41. atcdav says:
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    reference CJ2K. When you say full “bye” mode. you mean full “bu” mode right? cuz I am all in with CJ2K and dont want to hear any back pedaling if this blows up :p

  42. atcdav says:
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    waiver order. assuming any made it to me. please list your order by preference for flex fantasy pts forward non ppr

    Helu
    FDavis
    DNelson
    McLain
    McCluster(wr)
    any other Wr other than Decker and DMoore

  43. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @bert: Hah, I think it’s fair. If you feel good about your #2 RB I’d do it.

    @joe: 1 Moore, 2 Decker, 3 Nelson

    @Jeff: Yeah

    @trick dad: I’d see if you can get Ingram from him and keep Forte.

    @surfmonger: I’d probably hold onto Freeman for now.

    @PF: Going to be hard to sell high on him because people are going to worry about him being a rookie. I’d send some offers out, but it will be tough.

    @DWU BWEEES!: I’d trade if you can.

    @Joel: The way you have them

    @Van Haggard: I would

    @Alex: Yeah, I’d drop him for Decker

    @MattTruss223: I’d ditch Ford or Scott, but I agree that 2 Raiders receivers is just weird.

    @Wilsonian: Keller and Gronk are really close. AHern is out for a week or 2. I could see grabbing him and trading after a couple big games. Thomas Jones? I would.

  44. atcdav says:
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    @bert:

    good trade. every time someone whines about an unfair the fantasy gods prove them wrong so now you are doomed and rivers/mendy will under perform the other 3

  45. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @atcdav: No, I meant every one of his games he’ll play like he’s on a bye!

    @atcdav:

    1 Helu
    2 FDavis
    3 DNelson
    5 McLain
    4 McCluster(wr)

  46. atcdav says:
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    @Doc:

    Great, now I am really scared. I gave Hillis for him

  47. genghis chone says:
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    PPR, 2-QB league. 2 RB and WR slots, plus a RB/WR flex. I got Vick/Fitzpatrick/Henne/Orton/Rex at QB, Forte/Hightower/Tate/Felix Jones/Ingram at RB (and Nicks/Dez/Britt/Amendola/Julio Jones at WR). Is Vick for Chris Johnson and Big Ben a good deal for me? Thanks!

  48. should i trade Graham for Percy Harvin?> i have Finley.

  49. Chunk says:
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    Hey Doc, great stuff, the first Cam Newton blurb cracked me up.

    10 team .5PPR, after losing Jamaal I’m left with

    QB Stafford
    WR Megatron
    WR Fitzgerald
    WR Wallace
    RB Wells
    RB Starks
    TE Gonzalez
    WR/RB Marshall

    BN: Jacobs, Addai, Branch, L. Moore

    I have been trying to cook up a trade package that involves losing one of my top 4 WRs (all WR1s on many other teams) for a solid RB, but the performances from starks and wells yesterday have me believing they could be solid options for me all year. That and the fact that I’m leading my league after 2 weeks (without much help from Charles) have me thinking that 4 stud wideouts is a smart formula in .5 ppr and makes it worthwhile to start 2 solid RB2s. I’ve always been a 3 WRs/3 RBs kind of guy in this format but I’m really liking the look of this team.

    So, should I go after an RB1 (forte, best, hillis etc.) at the expense of a stud wideout? Or are Wells and Starks (and sometimes jacobs) going to be sufficient in the foreseeable future?

    Thanks, Doc, and anyone else!

  50. Randy says:
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    I have to wait till midnight to drop JC because I already used my allotted adds for the week.
    I have 3 RB’s now. Best, Mathews, D Williams
    Some RB’s available are…
    Helu
    Ridley
    McClain
    Karim
    Ringer
    E Graham
    Barber
    Redman
    Scott
    Snelling
    Kuhn
    Harrison
    Morris
    Forsett
    L Washington
    Ball

    I plan on using Best and Mathews as my 2 RB’s unless Williams improves of course…
    I think i should probably add 2 or if you think just 1 i’ll do that… Should I handcuff Best with either Harrison or Morris?
    Could you me give the top 4 guys from this list in case some get scooped up?
    Thanks

  51. Chunk says:
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    @genghis chone: Before Vick’s injury, I woulda said hold, but I might go for it now giving you three very solid RBs and plenty of good QB options to choose from and play matchups with. Vick showed us just how prone to injury he is, even when he stays in the pocket.

  52. Chunk says:
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    @Randy: 1 helu 2 ringer 3 snelling but thats just me……

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    You think Keller has more value long term over Gronk? I love Brady, but he spreads the wealth and worry that Gronk will only be great here and there. Especially once AHern comes back.

  54. Chunk says:
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    @Wilsonian: I like gronk. The wealth that brady spreads is 30+ points almost every game. Hard to go wrong between the two, though, especially for just a backup. Nice seeing you over here in football, how are you baseball teams finishing up?

  55. Nick says:
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    @Doc: Jamaal killed my team this week like many others…I’m left with Forte & Best as RB1&2 in my 10team league. WR are CJonhnson, Holmes & Collie (or sub any bench player for him)… at flex im left with inserting starks. my bench includes mike thomas, lee evans, LT, Sims-Walker. Also Gronk is my TE.

    Jones is already taken. Im left with options like Jonathan Stewart off waivers (right now) or Fred Davis (have 2 TE offense like Pats-might not work in 10team league. OR Ringer, Redman, Kuhn, Helu. WR options incluce Decker, D Moore, D Nelson, J Simpson, Gaffney. You like any of those to upgrade my team?

    THanks Doc!

  56. DC says:
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    You think it’s “buy low” time on Chris Johnson, but I watched that whole game and he was badly outplayed by Javon Ringer. Now maybe when Ringer was on the field Baltimore changed something in their defense that took the focus off the RB position, but I didn’t notice anything. Ringer was the better running back yesterday and that makes me worry in the one league I own CJ…

  57. ed says:
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    how would you rank mark ingram, Mcluster, Thomas jones and roy helu rest of the year, thanks

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    @Chunk: unfortunately someone picked up Gronk. I’m working on a deal right now to see if I can pry him away. But I did snag Keller, so I’m ok there. He did offer me Schaub for Addai. I’ve got Rivers and Freeman, but I feel like that might be a no-brainer.

    I’m in the championship in my 8 team H2H (which is good because it’s a money league). Lost in my 16 team H2H so I’m playing in the 3rd/4th place game. I’m 2nd in the RCL, but I have no chance on catching the 1st place team.

    What about you?

  59. paulzone says:
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    who will end up with more fantasy pts in 0.5 ppr:

    fred davis, clark or gresham?

    I have Vick, Newton, Stafford…if I trade one of them for a WR, what tier WR should I expect? Please give some names…

    Thanks

  60. paulzone says:
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    @paulzone: throw keller in that TE mix please…so who would you roll with:

    keller, davis, clark or gresham?

  61. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Doc:8 team ppr points league….Green or Burleson?

  62. I Am the Liquor says:
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    Hey Doc- Would you trade Andre for Chris Johnson? .5 ppr
    My team: 2 WR, 2RB, 1 FLEX
    QB- STafford, Ryan
    RB- Mendenhall, Felix, Addai, Karim, Carter, McCluster
    WR- AJ, Marshall, Lloyd, Decker, McCluster, M Thomas
    Thanks!

  63. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @atcdav: nice

    @genghis chone: do that

    @judgejudy: yeah

    @Chunk: I think you are good.

    @Randy: Helu is the only one I really want.

    @Nick: I’d want Stewart, Helu, Moore in that order.

    @ed: Ingram, Helu, McCluster, Jones

    @paulzone: Keller, Davis, Clark, Gresham. I’d find the Manning owner and see who he’s got and hope he’s good at WR and go for a back end WR1.

  64. Chunk says:
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    @ed: ingram helu mccluster…

    @Wilsonian: it definitely sounds like a no brainer, the trade value of schaub later on is definitely worth it. addai hasnt been terrible though, and I do think the colts will start putting together some decent games eventually.

    Very solid finish, congrats. Good luck this week in your money league. I have a solid hold on second place in my 16 team points league, led by kemp, prince, lee, and grey. also, in the championship this week in my 5X5 h2h weekly 12 teamer. My hitters should dominate, but ive got fister/gallardo/strasburg/mccarthy VS felix/kershaw/grienke/weaver. the best hitting team vs the best pitching team, essentially. gonna be close I think.

  65. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Doc and/or anyone else:I was hoping to get some feedback on this trade offer.I lost Charles yesterday so I asked for some trade offers and this is one I just got.10 team h2h ppr keeper league….

    this is my roster….

    QB-Stafford
    WR-C. Johnson
    WR-Jennings
    RB-Charles
    RB-Best
    TE-Graham
    W/R-Welker
    BN-Manningham
    BN-D. Thomas
    BN-Amendola
    BN-Sproles
    BN-Mike Thomas
    BN-Keller
    BN-Meachem
    QB-Cutler

    I give up Stafford,Charles,Meachem and D. Thomas and get back Schaub,Brandon Marshall,Ahmad Bradshaw and DeAngelo Williams.

    Thomas and Meachem are ww p/us from last wk and obviously Charles cant help me this yr and a RB coming off a serious knee injury is risky to say the least.Its just that Stafford’s upside is still so high w/ all of those weapons etc etc….

    any thoughts?

  66. Chunk says:
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    Thanks doc, I can use a #2 waiver to grab helu for some added depth at rb to go with my backups of jacobs and addai, but im tempted to save that waiver in case a Turner or a Cj2K goes down to injury, i.e. a situation where a backup inherits a RB2 spot instantly.

    Claim helu, or save the #2 waiver?

  67. Drew Crew says:
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    Denarius Moore or david nelson in ppr?

  68. Chunk says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Id do it. Sucks losing stafford but marshall is gonna be beastly and schaub is only s small downgrade, but a much more durable option. I trust bradshaw a little more than thomas.

  69. Chunk says:
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    @Drew Crew: moore. a potential number 1 option vs a clear number 2.

  70. DrunkWisconsin says:
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    @chicken coop: No, Chris got his guaranteed money…he is done for life

  71. DrunkWisconsin says:
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    @paulzone: Find someone who is high on Vick or Cam, then search top 5 WR projections (names are hard without knowing rules — Kenny britt, calvin johnson, andre johnson, etc.), and only trade for someone of that strength….said another way find someone who had Peyton, Bradford, etc. and ask for their top WR. You should feel at a HUGE advantage having 3 of top 4 QBs. And I don’t know if the writter for this blog would recommend, but there might be something to be said for keeping top talent on your bench if you can’t find a great trade. Also, see if someone doesn’t know Vick had a concussion this past week…try to sneak in a trade early this week with someone in your league who has either gone 1-1, or 0-2. Just thoughts.

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    @Chunk: re: dealing Addai for Schaub. I pulled the trigger. It’s a shallow league, and I have CJ, Forte, Starks, Ingram, Helu. I think he was expendable. Emoticon. Couldn’t pry Gronk away, but I think Keller will suffice as a backup to Finley.

    Good luck in your leagues, too. I’m really hoping I can pull it out in my money league. I’m up against a good buddy of mine from law school, who is also a Razzball reader (actually introduced me to it), so it will be a heckuva battle. Oh, and I wouldn’t complain too much about having Fister and McCarthy. Those two guys have been two of the best pitchers the past month.

  73. Doc

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    @Chunk: Hard to tell the future there. I like Helu enough

    @Drew Crew: Hard to say. More upside for Moore, but Nelson could be safer in PPR. Depends on what kind of risk you want there.

  74. JP says:
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    Doc, better Vick backup plan: Henne, V. Young or Hasselback?

    Thanks!

  75. sloan says:
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    Doc-

    Lost JCsuperstar for the season kills me as much if not more.

    Two questions.
    In a ridiculously competitive keeper league (14 teams, 12 keepers), do I trade my 2nd round pick next year for Marshawn Lynch and Hines Ward to replace JC? I only have Mcgahee as a back up, and need someone for week 6 regardless.

    My other question is, what do you think will happen with Jamaal? Most players comeback from this injury, but he isn’t exactly a big guy. Will he still be dominate? I know time will tell, but I am more just looking for assurance that he is still my future…

    Thank you from a very sadden fake football GM.

  76. JP says:
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    Doc, apologies for submitting my question on two separate threads. Forgot where I had posted the first one. In any case, thanks for your help!

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