It feels like the season is passing before my eyes! Why God Why?!! Ok, deep breaths. There has been a little fantasy relevant news today to pass on to you, our loyal Razzball readers.

Remember to join our Weekly QB/RB/WR Contest.  We just added a new prize for the winner!  On top of the subscription to Fantasy Football Crystal Ball the winner will also get a weekly team from Pay The Fan.  Since week one is over you can’t win the overall prize, but the $1000+ in weekly prizes are still up for grabs. Good luck!

Hakeem Nicks: He is listed as questionable and looks to be a game time decision Sunday night against the Colts.  All reports point to him playing, but his late game makes it a risky proposition.  If you have room and don’t have to lock all your players in early you could grab Manningham to replace him if he doesn’t go (and Manningham would be a pretty good start if Nicks sits).

Percy Harvin: He will be a game time decision with a bruised hip. It’s an early game and all signs point to him playing, except for that “Legalize Pot” sign.

Michael Bush: He looks to be another game time decision, which is bad news since he plays in the late game.  I’m upgrading Run DMC either way.  If he does play I doubt they will give him a full work load.  This makes McFad a pretty nice start against the Rams and if Bush doesn’t play, an even prettier nice start.

Eddie Royal: He was limited on Thursday, but has improved.  In yet another late game this makes him risky unless we hear mo’ better news between now and then. If we hear that he won’t play, Brandon Lloyd and Gaffney get a boost.

Beanie Wells: It’s looking a little worse for Beanie.  There was some swelling in his knee and he was limited in practice.  The Cards’ beat writer Kent Somers thinks they may be cautious and sit him again.  I think this puts Beanie in a nice buy low position.  Hightower continues to fumble, and there is no way Beanie isn’t the better pure runner.

Steven Jackson: He practiced fully and looks good to go.  If SJax plays, he plays.  And he plays hard.

Michael Vick: Do I trust Michael Vick?  No, not to house sit my Fluffykins.  But I can’t see him having a horrible fantasy game against the Lions on a fast track.  No matter how horrid a passer he is, he will get rushing yards and possibly a TD.  Add a few yards passing against a poor Lions secondary and you have the possibility for a big game with not much risk of a clunker.

Seneca Wallace: Delhomme didn’t practice, so Wallace should get the start.  I don’t see this changing that much since Delhomme isn’t very good either, but it reminds us that the Browns don’t have any #1 or #2 fantasy options.

Kellen Winslow: He didn’t practice this week and is listed as questionable.  His knee must always be killing him so he could play and play well, but if you have another option it is probably a good idea to take it.

Demaryius Thomas: It looks like he could get a few snaps this weekend, and if that goes well, he could be on his way again.  Even though there were some nice numbers for Bronco’s receivers last week, I think DT has a good chance of making his way to the top of that list by mid season.  Keep an eye on him.

  1. Howie Met Your Mother says:
    (link)

    @Doc

    Sold high on Foster earlier today (added Rice in exchange for Foster and Naanee), now I’m trying to do the same on Forte. Would it be worth it to deal Forte for someone like Charles or Shon Greene? Who else could I potentially target for Forte?

  2. Buge Hoobs says:
    (link)

    Hey Doc,

    I’m strongly considering your advice with Manningham & Nicks.

    10 man PPR starting 2 RB, 2 WR, 2 Flex and 1 TE, would you drop your backup TE H.Miller, #5 & 6 WR Maclin / L Evans or #6 RB Bucky?

  3. Buge Hoobs says:
    (link)

    Hey Doc,

    In considering your advice with Nicks & Manningham …

    10 man PPR starting 2 RB,2 WR,2 FLEX, and 1 TE

    Who would you drop … backup TE HMiller, #5/6 WR LEvans,Maclin or #6 RB Bucky?

  4. Buge Hoobs says:
    (link)

    Sorry for the double post. For some reason my system had a serious delay in posting.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @Buge Hoobs: I’d probably go with Bucky, especially with maroney there now.

  6. mark says:
    (link)

    Hey Doc,

    I have been doing a lot of mock drafts with your strategies. Should I be using ADP to find the best value pick of each position? Because it seems I find a lot better values players but just keep the same formula. Like you say always get Miller but according to ADP Owen is better?

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: You are still drafting?

  8. mark says:
    (link)

    Yessir, Nfl.com has late drafts.

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: Yeah, I rather have Miller than Daniels, but if you can get him closer to his ADP the better the value.

  10. mark says:
    (link)

    So, regardless of what the you say to get, if I can someone that has slipped through ADP compared to what you recommend usually go for it?

  11. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: Well, I can tell you that I haven’t updated any of my rankings/tiers since the season started so be careful of that.

  12. mark says:
    (link)

    Like for instance you recommend jennings on 1-4 but wayne slipped through. I get the better ADP person right? So is ADP your site or is it updated enough to do that.

  13. mark says:
    (link)

    If you had to just between Arod/brees and AJ who do you pick

  14. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    0.5 PPR…who do you play at flex WR/RB:

    Boldin, Naanee, Best, Moreno, Run DMC?

    Yesterday you said Moreno, but I’m looking pretty hard at DMC now with this news about Bush.

  15. genghis chone says:
    (link)

    PPR, point per 25 kick/punt return yards, who should I play at WR2, Nicks, Amendola, Harvin or Knox? I could also drop Jabar Gaffney or Dexter McCluster for Mario Manningham.

  16. genghis chone says:
    (link)

    @mark:
    ADP is a way to see the way other people are thinking, so that you know how long you can afford to wait to snag someone. You might think that Eli Manning is a second round value, but if you see from ADP data that he’s generally going in the eighth round, you might as well take someone else in the second round, even if you think Eli is the best guy available, and wait until the sixth or seventh round to grab Eli.

  17. Isles Guru says:
    (link)

    Hey Doc. Big trade brewing…

    Who do you like better for the rest of the season?

    PPR with points for punt/kick returns

    Calvin Johnson or Deshaun Jackson???

  18. Art Vandelay says:
    (link)

    Nicks owner here. Would you drop Jacoby Jones for Manningham or start Jones/Meachem as my WR2?

  19. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: AJ

    @Wilsonian: Run Dee Em Cee

    @Isles Guru: I’m guessing DJax with the return yardage added, but I think I’d have to see the totals from last season for your scoring.

    @Art Vandelay: I’d hate to drop Jones.

  20. Nate says:
    (link)

    PPR league, who’s a better start if Nicks sits, Manningham or Davone Bess?

  21. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @Nate: Manningham

  22. dja says:
    (link)

    12 team h2h with 2rb and a flex,

    i have mendenhall (tough matchup), ryan matthews and knowshon.

    i also have mcfadden, who’s vs.rams is looking mighty tasty on my bench? stay cool with mcfadden benched? or switch out one of the above?

    would you rather start derrick mason or knox (or jacoby jones) in nicks’s stead?

  23. dja says:
    (link)

    i could also pick up manningham, but i’d have to drop jacoby or mason or LJ (or garrard…)

    worth it?

  24. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @dja: I’d start McFad over Moreno. I’d go with Knox.

  25. mark says:
    (link)

    What did you mean by AJ?

  26. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: You asked who I would pick between ARod, Brees and AJ

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: Your bench WRs look to be your main weakness. In a couple weeks I’d look to shop a bench RB for an upgrade at WR.

  28. mark says:
    (link)

    Dang, you keep saying that, and I’m following your guide pretty closely.

  29. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: Actually this team is pretty solid. I wouldn’t worry about much for now. It looks like it is made for the long haul.

  30. mark says:
    (link)

    So you wouldnt switch out anyone? I have a lot of good people on the bench

  31. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    @mark: Nope

  32. LMack says:
    (link)

    Sigh, Doc. Even watching Beanie’s 2009 highlight reels can’t make me get over the sadness of drafting Chris “Beanie” Wells.

Comments are closed.