Here are the rushing defensive matchups for week 3.  I think it is a little easier to judge how the rushing defenses are doing earlier in the season than the passing defenses.  So I feel a little better about using these stats than the passing stats.

All of these numbers are rankings, not yards or fantasy points

Key:

Yds/Gm: Total passing yards given up per game

RB FPA: Fantasy points allowed to running back

Yds/c: Average yards per carry

DVOA: Defense-adjusted Value Over Average

  1. B.J. says:
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    Chet,

    Would you trade Greg Jennings for Hakeem Nicks and CJ Spiller? I need some RB depth and feel like it’s only a matter of time before they realize this year is not their year and Spiller gets the majority of the carries.

    I’ve got some solid WRs even if I move Jennings. Megatron, Colston, S. Holmes, Demaryius Thomas and Bernard Berrian (for if/when Favre decides to leave)

    My bench RBs are lousy after my top 3 of Gore, Foster and Best. I’ve got Leon Washington and Peyton Hillis and that’s it, pretty yawnstipating if you ask me.

    My only concern is he’s got Rodgers as his QB and would get double the points for TDs and yardage.

  2. hideousmutants says:
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    Start Turner over Charles? I’ve been killed both weeks by in-game injuries (Kolb and Turner) but Charles is officially number 2 and the Niners can stop the run.

  3. Euroalien says:
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    12 Team league, 1 pt for 20 yds, 6 pts for a TD – Looking to replace Maroney or Slaton as backup RBs on my team….. (My starters are Best and Mendenhall) – the best options are Donald Brown, Fred Jackson, Chester Taylor, Mike Tolbert or Jason Snelling…….. I’m leaning towards Brown or Taylor…. What do you think?

  4. Denys says:
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    Trade away Ahmad Bradshaw to get Jerome Harrison?

    Would’ve done it in a heartbeat at the beginning of the season… now? Not so much.

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      Nope.

  5. Dave says:
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    Foster, Moreno, Best – which one is best suited to keep the bench warm this week?

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      Really tough. Foster.

  6. Plainville says:
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    Who is the better flex play for week 3:

    Santana Moss
    Fred Taylor
    Jacoby Jones
    Mike Williams (TB)

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      Moss

  7. dingbat says:
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    I’m not excited about starting Brandon Jackson in my flex position at Chicago this week. My bench has Crabtree, Mason, and Walter available. Would you start any of them over BJax?

    I’m leaning toward Crabtree — he’s done squat so far, but I like his matchup the best.

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      I think you’d have to try to ride the hot hand of Walter. Crabtree needs to show me something first.

  8. dingbat says:
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    Also – who’s a better investment for the rest of the season in a shallow PPR league that counts return yardage (20yds/pt vs. 12yds/pt for receiving):

    – Dez Bryant
    – Terrell Owens
    – Eddie Royal
    – Jacoby Jones
    – Santana Moss

    Thanks!

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      With return yardage I think you have to lean Bryant.

  9. The Vaporizers says:
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    Hey Doc. Im trying to anticipate Lynch going to GB. I was thinking about proposing this trade but really wanted to hear your thoughts:

    I trade away Jerome Harrison (on my bench) and Eddie Royal (my WR3 now that I traded Harvin for Cutler cuz Flacco has been suckin)

    and I get

    Malcom Floyd and Marshawn Lynch.

    The person I’m trading with will probably just look at preseason projections and points so far this season which has him getting the better deal. But, I think going forward, this trade favors me. Would are your thoughts? Thanks a bunch in advance!

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      Yeah. That trade works for you for sure.

  10. The Vaporizers says:
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    @Plainville, Santana Moss all day!

  11. Derrick says:
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    Tim Hightower for Terrel Owens? I’d be getting Owens.

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      I’d lean hightower in ppr. Just can’t be sure of Beanie yet.

  12. Professor Chaos says:
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    @Doc: Nate Washington or Louis Murphy for wide receiver depth on my bench?

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      I like Murphy there

  13. Doc says:
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    [email protected]B.J.: I worry about Spiller even if he gets the work. It’s not a horrible trade especially if you like spiller though.

    @hideousmutants: Yeah. Sadly

    @Euroalien: Id go. With brown and tolbert. Mathews has a high ankle sprain.

  14. The Vaporizers says:
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    Doc, was “Yeah. That trade works for you for sure.” for me or for Denys?

  15. The Vaporizers says:
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    or Derrick?

  16. tbryce says:
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    @doc, thoughts on this trade? I give up bradshaw/naanee and get megatron.

    12 team, non ppr

    QB – Rodgers
    WR – Moss
    WR – Maclin
    WR – Mike Williams
    RB – Foster
    RB – Mccoy
    Te – Z miller
    W/R – bradshaw

    bench
    leon washington
    fred jackson
    mike thomas
    naanee
    cadillac williams
    peyton hillis
    lee evans

  17. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Sorry guys, was trying to answer questions on my WordPress app on my phone. I figured it would direct them to the right guys. I’ll figure it out!

  18. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Denys: Nope.

    @Dave: Really tough. Foster.

    @Plainville: Moss

    @dingbat: I think you’d have to try to ride the hot hand of Walter. Crabtree needs to show me something first.

    @dingbat: With return yardage I think you have to lean Bryant.

    @The Vaporizers: Yeah. That trade works for you for sure.

    @Derrick: I’d lean hightower in ppr. Just can’t be sure of Beanie yet.

    @Professor Chaos: I like Murphy there

  19. tbryce says:
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    sorry if this psots twice, other one didnt go thru

    @doc, thoughts on this trade? I give up bradshaw/naanee and get megatron.

    12 team, non ppr

    QB – Rodgers
    WR – Moss
    WR – Maclin
    WR – Mike Williams
    RB – Foster
    RB – Mccoy
    Te – Z miller
    W/R – bradshaw

    bench
    leon washington
    fred jackson
    mike thomas
    naanee
    cadillac williams
    peyton hillis
    lee evans

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @tbryce: I like it.

  21. dingbat says:
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    @Doc: Thanks on both counts!

  22. Spike says:
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    Charles or MSW in the flex this week? Other potential options I guess: TO, Demaryius Thomas. Just need one.

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