Like I did for the rushing defenses, I’ve gone right ahead done for the passing defense and, at least for quarterbacks, I find these stats to be pretty helpful.  They do help for receivers and tight ends as well, but a great receiver has a good chance of grabbing a TD to make their fantasy day, but one TD doesn’t make a quarterback’s fantasy day. So let’s take a look.

If you could trust Vince Young or Matt Cassel they’d be worth an investment, but you really can’t . . . Kyle Orton comes out smelling like a rose in both the overall and playoff grid.  I’m not one to give up much for a QB, but I wouldn’t cry if he was my #1 . . . Michael Vick has had some pretty easy games so far, but it doesn’t stay that way.  Thankfully his legs keep him fantasy relevant . . . Matt Stafford has some great matchups in his first 5 games back . . . Chad Henne has a crazy split between his next 5 and his last 5 games. I’d grab Henne in 5 games.

The Fantasy Playoffs, like I mentioned above, are looking good for Kyle Orton.  He has routinely had a bit of a downturn statistically in the second half, but it will be hard for him not to do well this year . . . Tony Romo should have an easy road in weeks 15/16 . . . Peyton Manning has a decent schedule, which for him is an amazing schedule . . .  Joe Flacco has a couple great matchups.

  1. Craig says:
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    Doc, Thanks for putting this together. Love the site.

    I have an unrelated trade question, and was hoping you could kick some wisdom my way.

    Im tying to trade: LT, Pierre Thomas, and Garcon for Sjax.

    Am I paying too much? its a pure dynasty. Is Sjax a long term upgrade? Both him and LT have some mileage on their tires

    Thanks!

  2. emceeperiod says:
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    In PPR, would you start Crabtree over Amendola this week? How bout Felix over Bradshaw or JC? Thanks.

  3. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Craig: Thanks. In dynasty i wouldn’t want to give up PT/Garcon there.

    @emceeperiod: Crabtree/JC

  4. ASAOK says:
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    Would you start Forsett or Danario Alexander this week at flex. It’s .5 PPR. Do you think Forsett will get enough work?

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @ASAOK: hard to tell. Lynch is the clear cut #1, but Forsett should be in on passing situations. Alexander has a lot of upside, but is a little riskier. I would lean toward Alexander.

  6. Jason Maynard says:
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    Hey DOC! Start one non ppr… Austin vs NYG, Meachem vs CLE, Welker vs SD?

  7. Dominic says:
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    What do you think, for my WR3 option I’m debating between Dez Bryant, Kenny Britt, Denario Alexander

  8. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Dominic: I’m leaning Alexander

  9. Jason Maynard says:
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    Thanks DOC!

  10. Shawn Carroll says:
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    PPR League / Passing TD count the same as running TD / and the point for yards are the same as well.

    Would you trade LT for Calvin Johnson?

    I’m strong in both RB and WR so rate the above trade strictly on who would rather have going forward.

    Thanks…

  11. Shawn Carroll says:
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    Thanks for your help!!!

  12. swingkungfu says:
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    i’ll ask your opinion on this as well, doc. thinking of doing a johnson for collie trade, given what looks like the better schedule for indy later in the season. obviously i understand the absurdity of trading away johnson for someone that has just had surgery on his hand, but given clark is gone for the remainder of the season and they’re saying collie will return fairly quickly, i think he could be worth it. the injury is worrisome, but i don’t know. any thoughts? am i out-thinking myself here?

  13. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @swingkungfu: Unless it’s Bryant Johnson I say no.

  14. Luis says:
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    Will you be doing this kind of article again after Week 7 and 8? Would like to see results right before trade deadline for more accurate results.

    Looking at trading for Reggie Wayne or Brandon Marshall for weeks 15 and 16 but I’m not 100% sure yet. And I don’t trust Orton and Denver in general. Possibly Calvin J. – any thoughts on who you would target for Weeks 15 and 16? Maybe list top 5 if you can? Thanks!!

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    So much for Cutler against the 29th-rated pass defense. Sanchez, Henne, Stafford, and Bradford are all available. Are any of them worth dropping Cutler for? How about Stafford for the next five weeks and then (hopefully) Henne thereafter?

  16. Derrick says:
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    Can you include week 17 too? And who should be avoided if their team for sure makes the playoffs, (just as an example, but say Colts clinch, and they bench manning)

  17. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Derrick: I’ll look into it. Thanks.

  18. Derrick says:
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    Thank you very much Doc! Oh and I love this site. I’ve been searching for a site like this for soooo long! :)

  19. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Derrick: Appreciate it!

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