We are all the way into week 6 and it’s time to start winning if you haven’t yet!  So stop losing and try to win, ok! Hopefully you are 5-0 and are going to coast into the playoffs, but you can’t take anything for granted.  As we near the halfway point it’s time to start looking at the second half schedule, BYE weeks, work loads and injuries (like you weren’t already!)

Last season JC Superstar helped a lot of teams in the fantasy playoffs because he had a great schedule and finally got his shot.  In the next couple weeks at Razzball we are going to start looking ahead so you won’t get behind.  So be sure to keep your eyes out!

Carl’s Stone Cold Lock Of The Century: Of The Week takes an in-depth look into Favre-Dong-Gate.

I linked to this earlier in the week, but I figured it was worth another look as we hope and pray that JC Superstar has rounded the corner on Haley.

If you haven’t entered our weekly contest what are you waiting for?!

Our Razzball Leagues are full for this week, but I made a few individual duels if anybody wants to challenge me one on one.  They are here, here, here, oh and here, and wait, here and here.

While I’m here I think I’ll take a gander at some of the players I like today.

Johnny Knox: The last two Bears games have been total disasters for their wide receivers, especially Knox.  He had decent games in the first 3 weeks, but couldn’t find the end zone.  I think he gets back on track against the poor Seahawks pass defense and has a good shot at getting into the endzone. And if he were a town he would be Johnny Knoxville.

Rashard Mendenhall: I don’t think Roethlisberger will be a dud this week, but I do think the Steelers will get up pretty quickly and Mendy will get plenty of work, since a 2 point safety lead will probably be enough against the McCoy led Browns.  And while you are at it, pour out a Colt .45 on the sidewalk for Mr. McCoy.

Vince Young: I don’t expect 400 yards and 3 touchdowns for VY, but it’s extremely hard to have a bad game against Jacksonville. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 3 touchdowns against them.

Frank Gore: The Raiders are horrid against the run and Gore needs to make up for fumbling twice last week and putting poor Alex Smith under so much stress.  He’s my #1 RB this week and if he lets me down, well, I’ll still be sitting here on my couch.

Brandon Marshall: The Packers are hurting in the secondary and have had trouble recently with Santana Moss and Calvin Johnson.  Marshall should see a lot of work.

Marques Colston: I liked him last week to stop sucking and he pretty much did, but still didn’t get into the endzone.  I think this is the week he crosses that precious threshold.

Tony Moeaki: There is no reason ToMo shouldn’t have a huge(ish) game against the Texans.  Cassel is not good, but he does like throwing to Moeaki.

I’m in some huge leagues and my teams are riddled with injuries and BYEs. So here are some guys I have a feeling could do something, maybe. 

Deep Fill-ins —

Damian Williams: It’s taken him a while to move into position to get any snaps at all, but with Gage still hurt and Williams the #3 against the Jaguars he could grab a long reception.

James Jones: With Jermichael Finley gone, Jones should continue to have his targets rise.

Earl Bennett: Devin Hester is losing some snaps to help keep him rested for returns so I think we’ll see more of Bennett who has more trustworthy (trustworthier?) hands than Devin Aromashodu.

Deji Karim: MJD has been leaving games off and on recently and Karim has the most upside of guys sitting in the free agency pools.

Anthony Armstrong: He’s the Redskins deep threat and there’s a good chance McNabb will throw the ball 30+ times. And whenever he stretches to make a catch I can Twitter, Stretch Armstrong!

Andrew Quarless: He looked a lot better than Lee and even thou D. Lee is back I see Quarless winning that battle.

Buster Davis: I really don’t want this guy on my team, but with Naanee out he is worth a spot start for the desperate.

Michael Hoomanawanui: He looked like he might be a great outlet for Bradford early on, but he got a high ankle sprain and that didn’t feel good.  But he is back and Mark Clayton is gone, and there are very few receivers on the Rams that are good. Oh, and the Chargers aren’t that good against tight ends.

  1. Black Beard says:
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    Worth dropping Tate, Roy Williams, or Donald Brown for Quarless in a 2 TE league? Currently starting Scheffler and Winslow. Thanks.

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Black Beard: I think we need to see that he gets the targets first.

  3. Chris says:
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    Who do u like this week, Matt Ryan or Madk Sanchez?

  4. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Chris: Leaning Sanchez

  5. Doug says:
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    Who do I start this week in my flex? Shonn Greene, Dwayne Bowe, Eddie Royal or Peyton Hillis? I can’t get this crazy thought out my head that Hillis will have the best day of any if he is healthy….

  6. Doug says:
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    Forgot to add: standard scoring league.

  7. Bob from Germany says:
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    Which one to bench?

    Megatron, Lloyd, Knox ? I guess Knox, but i have a feeling…. ok, its the same feeling i had last week with Beanie (i lost because of that feeling, McCoy was a little bit better on my bench than Beanie)

  8. Matt Leinart says:
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    Hey Doc,

    I need to decide on Torain or Bush for my flex spot (.5 PPR). I’m leaning towards Bush, though Torain has a pretty good matchup against Indy. I have MJD and Bradshaw in my RB spots.

    Thanks.

  9. KVC

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    got a question about starters this weekend. I need 1 flex and 2 WR.

    michael bush, mcfadden, Ronnie Brown, roy williams, hines ward, louis murphy,

    leaning towards bush at flex with ward and williams.

    12 team PPR

  10. eltoo says:
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    PPR league….

    start Orton or Rothlisburger

    and at last flex spot: Santana Moss, Addai, or Moeaki.

    Probably should be more confident in starting Orton than I am considering Revis is out, but I’m sure the Jets won’t be playing the rush.

  11. struggler says:
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    PPR – I need to start 2 out of:
    Best, Welker, Bush, Torain, Amendola

    What do you think?

  12. paulzone says:
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    0.5 ppr…

    holmes or ward for my wr3?

    gonzo or keller?

    i dont want to have holmes / keller in case sanchez puts up a turd…so i am leaning either holmes/gonzo or ward/gonzo…i am a little worried about keller now that holmes is back but its not like gonzo has been tearing it up…which wr3/te combo do you like?

  13. B.J. says:
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    @Doc

    Two sit/start situations

    WR- Megatron vs. NYG or S. Holmes vs. DEN. I’m concerned that Calvin is going to be used as a decoy and isn’t 100%

    RB- Best vs. NYG, Hillis vs. PIT or Torain vs. WAS

  14. Broadstreetbrawler says:
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    1 ppr, start 3 – Amendola, Desean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Percy Harvin

  15. Leroy says:
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    need to flex 2 out of 4 (ppr league)… who do u like this week? benjarvis, ricky williams, louis murphy, james jones

  16. Ian says:
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    Would you start Calvin over Harvin or Floyd (PPR)?

  17. David513 says:
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    i need five of Forte, A.Foster,R.Mathews, B.Marshall,A.Boldin, P.Harvin? who do i sit? thanks

  18. David513 says:
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    play an injured Calvin Johnson or my other options…D.Driver or M.Crabtree?

  19. nick says:
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    I’m starting Greene over R brown and M bush, am I going to screw myself as a biased towards gang green

  20. paulzone says:
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    which would go with today:

    LT (RB2) and Holmes (WR3)

    or

    LT (RB2) and Roy Williams (WR3)

  21. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Doug: I like Greene.

    @Bob from Germany: If Megatron doesn’t go that makes the decision easier, but probably Knox.

    @Matt Leinart: Yeah, that is really close. I like Torain there, but it’s almost a toss up.

    @cleaver596: I’m leaning Brown over Williams.

    @eltoo: I’d go Orton/Addai

    @struggler: Tough. Best/Torain

    @paulzone: I like Ward/Gonzo

    @B.J.: Best/Megatron if he goes

    @Broadstreetbrawler: I’d sit Amendola

    @Leroy: BJGE/Murphy

    @Ian: So tough to sit Megatron

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @nick: It’s close. I think GReene is fine there.

    @paulzone: Holmes

  23. SpiralArchitect says:
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    PPR League: Collie, Braylon, Brandon Tate, Manningham, Kevin Walter or Cooley.

  24. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: Marshall or Floyd at WR? Non-PPR

    Orton or Romo?

  25. Nick D says:
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    PPR

    Aaron Hernandez or Chris Cooley?

  26. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Fletch: Floyd/Orton

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nick D: AHer

  28. emc squared says:
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    Help! My flex position is between Green-Ellis, Marshawn Lynch, Dwayne Bowe and Brandon Tate. Oh, and Tony Gonzalez, but I have issues putting a TE there.

    Also, Big Ben or Cutler to start today? I’m leaning Cutler.

  29. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @emc squared: I like Cutler. That flex is tough. I’m leaning Ellis, but Gonzo does have a nice matchup. I think he’s probably the safest play.

  30. Black Beard says:
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    Better flex: Greene or Crabtree?

  31. SDPete says:
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    Now that Megatron is active, I pretty much have to roll with him. But should I also stick with S-Jax at flex? I have Knox and Moeaki on my bench, and Mike Wallace starting as my #2 WR.

  32. rachelnichols says:
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    Megatron or Michael Crabtree?

  33. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @SDPete: Stick with SJax

  34. bucky says:
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    I have Brandon Marshall Matt Forte Ryan Matthews I can start 2? thanks Doc

  35. Matt Leinart says:
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    So now Megatron is active. I was planning on using Britt in his place (he has a nice matchup vs. Jacksonville). Should I get Mega back in there? Amazingly, I think Britt is the safer play. . .

  36. Matt Leinart says:
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    Planning ahead. . . I have a roster spot to play with and need bye replacement at TE next week so I was going to grab a guy now and maybe avoid having to make a waiver claim next week.

    Moeaki vs Jacksonville or Winslow vs. StL?

    Thanks.

  37. Sparts says:
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    I need to pick two of these guys to play today.

    Calvin Johnson, Mike Williams (TB), Jeremy Maclin, Roy Williams

    With Johnson and Mike Williams hurt all week i am not sure who woul be best to play.

    Thanks.

  38. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Sparts: Yeah, it’s scary, but I’d still roll with them.

  39. Matt Leinart says:
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    Fellow Megatron owners, you will want to get him in your lineup. Why? Because I’m leaving him on my bench, so he’s sure to go off. . .

  40. edMoney says:
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    Out of these three, Brandon Jacobs, Cadillac Williams, Danny Amendola, I can start one of them in my RB position and the other in my flex spot. Who should it be? (note: Blount is out)

  41. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @edMoney: Jacobs and Amendola

  42. Chris says:
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    Lynch or Crabtree

  43. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Chris: Crabtree

  44. BP says:
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    Doc,

    I am leaning toward starting Brandon Tate over Mike Williams and Steve (NYG) Smith. We include points for return yds in this league.

    What do you think is the over/under on Tate receptions this week? Do you see the Pats leaving him in the KR role now that he will be in the 1st team offense?

  45. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @BP: I think they’ll keep him returning so I could see going with him.

  46. Randy says:
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    Jacoby Jones or James Jones for my WR3? Get 1 point for 20 return yards.

  47. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: Bess or Amendola in PPR?

  48. Black Beard says:
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    Crabtree or Gaffney?

  49. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Randy: Worried about Jacoby’s health. Leaning Jones

    @Fletch: Amendola

    @Black Beard: Crabtree

  50. timmy riggins says:
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    @Doc: Hi, who would you start as RB2, WR3 and Flex in a .5PPR league…..

    Felix Jones, Thomas Jones, Chris Ivory

    Crabtree, Bowe, Tate, Amendola

    Thanks

  51. Baseline says:
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    Lynch or Cadillac?

  52. G.O.B. says:
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    Question: non-PPR, should I start Michael Bush or Megatron at flex?

  53. Anonymous says:
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    Am I insane to start Britt and Harvin over Colston and Jennings?

  54. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @timmy riggins: F. Jones/Crabtree/Amendola

  55. Howie says:
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    @Doc: non-PPR going with Hakeem the Dream at one WR and with Megatron playing, wonder if I should now elevate him above Jennings or Santana in the starting lineup? If not…do you like Jennings or Santana as my other WR?

    Thanks.

  56. Roger Lodge says:
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    Should I start Calvin Johnson @ NYG over Greg Jennings vs MIA?

  57. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @G.O.B.: Bush

    @Anonymous: No, those are all very close. I’d go with your gut.

  58. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Roger Lodge: I like Jennings, but very close

    @Howie: I just feel good about Jennings after he complained. I’m leaning Jennings.

  59. Commish Cauda says:
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    McNabb vsIND or Mark Sanchez @DEN this week?

  60. Commish Cauda says:
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    Looks like Dez Bryant is playing.

    Bryant or Kevin Walter? 0.5ppr

  61. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Thanks…and along those lines– does the starting Aaron Rodgers have a better potential line than Big Ben? I’ve had Big Ben slotted to go, as seemingly the Browns have a weaker pass defense, but they might run a bunch? I don’t know if GB has the ability to run effectively against Miami so perhaps they pass a bunch? Conundrum…

  62. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Commish Cauda: I’d lean Dez with Jacoby back

  63. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: I’m leaning Rodgers. They should pass a lot.

  64. Peter says:
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    Megatron or Mike Williams (TB)?
    Mike Williams (TB) or Jeremy Maclin?
    Aaron Hernadez or Cooley?

    Thanks!

  65. Howie says:
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    @Doc: And in my other league…Big Ben, Orton, or Cutler? Feels like this week I should throw those three names into a hat and draw one out? Is there a clear-cut best choice here?

  66. ABell says:
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    should I start Hillis or Garcon in the flex spot?

  67. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Peter: Megatron/Williams/AHer

    @Howie: hah, yeah. I am going with Orton there, but it is really tough.

  68. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @ABell: I’m leaning Garcon

  69. ABell says:
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    Thanks Doc!

  70. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @ABell: No problem. Good luck!

  71. amscalone says:
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    pick two: calvin johnson, mike wallace, davone bess PPR

  72. maxell says:
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    only a few minutes left. Santonio Holmes or Amendola? Gametime decisions, decisions…

  73. timmy riggins says:
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    Forgot one…..big ben or flacco? 25 yd/pt and 4pts a TD….thanks again

  74. maxell says:
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    forgot to mention it’s PPR

  75. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @timmy riggins: Both have great matchups. Leaning Ben.

  76. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @amscalone: CJ/Wallace

  77. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr, 4-pt passing TDs

    We can start QBs at FLEX

    Kolb, Michael Bush or Pierre Garcon?

  78. Howie says:
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    @Doc: do you have a running Twitter feed (as Chet does) or do you confine your nuggets of wisdom to the Razzball website?

  79. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: Bess or Bowe in PPR?

  80. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: I am Chet and spartacus

  81. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Fletch: Bowe

  82. amscalone says:
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    thanks

  83. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Duly noted… unbeknownst to me earlier this morning you completed the triumvirate in my “Fantasy FB” TweetDeck column– along with Schefter and LaCantora. Speaking of whom…can I do better than either one (or both) of those two in this trio?

  84. Matt Leinart says:
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    Hey Doc,

    I asked earlier about Bush or Torain as my flex. You said you were leaning Torain but it was a toss-up. Would you lean toward Bush now that we know Run DMC will be inactive?

    Thanks.

  85. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Probably going L4. Time to sell the farm for a win

  86. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Also Cutler value is dropping so hard. Should have started Ben I kept changing them the whole week.

  87. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    One more…Going to start what just dropped into the toilet bowl over Colston.

  88. Wilsonian says:
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    Need to pick up one…Branch or Meachem?

  89. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: Depends on what kind of info you want.

    @Wilsonian: Meachem

  90. Luke says:
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    I need some big time advice. I am being offered Big Ben for Hakeem Nicks. My starting qb is Matt Ryan, and my remaining receivers are Roddy White, Hines Ward, Mike Wallace ans Kevin Walter. I have Forte, McFadden, JC Superstar, and CJ2K as RB, and Zach Miller as a TE. It is a PPR league, with a W/T flex and a WR/RB flex. Will I lose out on this or will Big Ben be a big addition at QB?

  91. Nick says:
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    Hey Everyone, small pickup opportunity window. Grab Woodhead or Forsett from waivers. I’d have to drop M. Bush, K Britt or Greene (frustrated owner from todays performance, but im kidding im not dropping him). Not much to work with…

  92. Damion says:
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    Hey Doc,

    I got slaughered today.

    I still have VY, but Im down 31 pts…..maybe???
    Rice did ok.
    Mccoy disappointed
    Bush was a flop

    Austin did nothing but that hop
    Floyd left with injury….didnt start bowe and now I suck for that
    moeaki didnt do squat
    1- what do you think of these same guys for next week??
    2- San Fran or Cini or New England or Minn ??

  93. Damion says:
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    should I keep Vick or pick up Kolb???

  94. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Damion: Gonna need a little time to check next week’s matchups. If you can own both that would be optimal, but i think Vick gets the job back.

    @Nick: I’m lost!

    @Luke: I like the upgrade. Go for it.

  95. elwood blues says:
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    All year I have started Schaub.. last 2 weeks it cost me a win when I didn’t start Eli.. so this week I start Eli, and yep, it cost me a win..

    (sound of banging head against wall!)

  96. Nick says:
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    @Doc: Is Woodhead/Forsett worthy of a pickup if I have to drop Britt/M Bush/Greene… also have McNabb killing a bench spot now that I have Big Ben/Vick but I don’t want to let someone just grab him…

  97. Nick says:
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    Too late. With Cooley concussed I dropped M. Bush for H. Miller as replacement next week.

  98. Wilsonian says:
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    8 team league, need some help with bye week fill-ins…

    Colston, Crabtree, Meachem, MSW, Branch, Knox, Britt?

    Forsett, Lynch, T. Jones?

    A-Her, Miller?

    0.5 PPR…pick one of each. Thanks, Doc.

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