Welcome to Fantasy Football Sunday!  Don’t forget NFL RedZone has a free preview today. I don’t get anything to shill for them, but it is just such a cool thing that I want you to enjoy it too!  Week 2 will help us answer some questions, but of course will pile a bunch more on.

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Fantasy questions to be asked and hopefully answered:

Will Todd Haley get Jamaal Charles more than 11 carries against the Browns today?  It is hard to believe he won’t, but you never know.  If we see even a gradual increase I think we can feel pretty good about JC Superstar this season.  If for some reason he gets less, it is time to worry.

Who will win the wide receiver battle in San Diego?  You know the weather will be nice in SD and they are facing a poor Jaguars defensive backfield, so we should get a little clearer idea of how things will balance out between Naanee and Floyd.

What is up with Mike Sims-Walker? Without The Champ Bailey on him we’ll see if he can catch a ball and if he does, what will that mean for Mike Thomas’ numbers?

Can Jahvid Best rush for more that 20 yards with Shaun Hill or anyone for that matter, at the helm?  Will the home field turf help him?

Will Chris Johnson get his 13th 100 yard rushing game in a row to keep him on track to breaking Barry Sander’s 14 game streak?  Of course he has to get by a Steelers defense that only gives up 100 yards rushing about once a decade.

Will Mike Singletary’s 49ers stop Drew Brees like he says they WILL? Hah, nevermind.

Will Calvin Johnson be able to get back on the elite receiver track with Shaun Hill at the helm?  We’ve seen Megatron do well with the cream of the crap out there, so I’m cautiously optimistic.

Was Larry Fitzgerald really hurting last week or is Derek Anderson going to continue to hurt his overall numbers?

Is Darren McFadden for real?  He gets an easy matchup at home and with Michael Bush hurting he could really cement his place as the #1.

Will the hardcore Manning on Manning action cause the world to collapse in on itself?

Will Shonn Greene take back control of the running back duties? Or has LDT been drinking from the fountain of youth?  Which I think is located on Roger Clemens’ ranch somewhere.

Can Brandon Jackson pay off for all those owners who grabbed or paid a lot of money for him?  And does he need to have a solid game to squelch Marshawn Lynch trade rumors?

Who will come out on top of the Broncos’ wide receivers this week? And with Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in the wings will we ever have a good picture of their hierarchy?

Who will get the most work out of the Seahawks and Bills backfield and will any of those running backs ever have any consistent fantasy value?

With a great matchup will Ahmad Bradshaw shine or will we see Brandon Jacobs assert himself?

  1. Zobmie says:
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    Who would you start, PPR League, QB,QB,WR,WR,WR,RB,RB,TE,W/R/T given the following roster?

    David Garrard
    Michael Vick
    Jason Campbell
    Andre Johnson
    Jeremy Maclin
    Wes Welker
    Mike Thomas
    Lee Evans
    Jabar Gaffney
    Danny Amendola
    Jamaal Charles
    Brandon Jackson
    Rashard Mendenhall
    LeSean McCoy
    Darren McFadden

    Thanks!

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Zobmie:

    Michael Vick
    David Garrard
    Andre Johnson
    Wes Welker
    Jeremy Maclin
    Jamaal Charles
    Brandon Jackson
    Rashard Mendenhall

  3. Nate says:
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    PPR, who should I start in my flex spot between Mario Manningham, Ricky Williams, Devone Bess, Derrick Mason and CJ Spiller? I’m leaning toward Manningham at the moment.

  4. Jeremy says:
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    Standard scoring have too pick 2 from jennings, megatron and ochocinco.

  5. tourinct says:
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    .5 PPR, need 2 from JC Superstar, Turner, Brandon Jackson, Bradshaw.

  6. timsti says:
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    Any more news on Beanie Wells? Im stuck starting LDT if he’s a no go!

  7. Peter says:
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    Hey Doc,

    WR/WR/RB/RB/Flex

    Jennings
    Maclin
    Dez Bryant
    Mendenhall
    Foster
    Brandon Jackson

    …who is the odd man out?

  8. matthew says:
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    peter for what it’s worth i sit dez

    who to start:
    felix jones or brandon jacobs?

  9. Seth says:
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    Hey Doc,

    Who would you start, PPR(My QB is Romo, a no-brainer):
    RB, WR, WR, RB/WR

    Knowshon Moreno
    Jahvid Best
    Beanie Wells
    Felix Jones
    Pierre Garcon
    Jeremy Maclin
    Mike Sims-Walker
    Mike Williams (TB)

  10. cruisinkc says:
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    @Doc: I have some tough start/sit decisions for my 16 team league. Each week I have to start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, and 1 Kicker. So far I have decided to start no brainers Steven Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Wes Welker.

    Need held deciding these other ones:
    QB: Jay Cutler or Kyle Orton
    RB: Brandon Jacobs or Jonathan Stewart
    TE: Heath Miller or Tony Scheffler
    K: Indianapolis or Atlanta

  11. MikeD says:
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    Flex help needed: CJSpiller, Fred Taylor, Johnny Knox, or either Mike Williams. Need one… what do you think?

  12. papafrog says:
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    @Doc: PPR league, need a flex between Massaquoi or Tony Gonzalez. You were right on Massaquoi between these two last week if you recall but now Seneca under center. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!!

  13. Chris says:
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    Need a flex play.
    Ricky Williams
    Brandon Jacobs
    Crabtree

  14. paulzone says:
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    noticed a team starting derek anderson today. would you trade cutler & ward for miles austin? He might take it?

    i have:
    rivers/cutler
    aj / wayne / ward / royal / holmes (0.5 ppr)

  15. Mr2Bits says:
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    What do you like better as a team name : Kibbles and Vick’s, It’s my Vick in a Box or Two Manning’s One Cup?

  16. Fletch says:
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    @Doc: PPR league – do I roll with Jacoby Jones or Bess?

    Vick or Romo this week?

  17. Howard says:
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    Hey Doc, Thanks for turning me into a twit! I’m starting Brandon Tate over such luminaries as Naanee, Meacham, Gafney. I know he can’t take it to the house every week but do you think it’s a viable play in a league that counts return points?

  18. Dad says:
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    @Doc: Asssuming Beanie is out today or extremely limited, would you start Forsett, Ricky Williams or Hillis?

  19. Cincinnasty says:
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    Pick two

    Ocho
    Bradshaw
    B.Jackson
    Moreno
    Greene

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nate: If I new Nicks would be out I’d say Manningham, but I think he’ll play. I’m leaning Mason.

    @Jeremy: Jennings/Megatron

    @tourinct: Turner and JC

    @timsti: Should know soon

    @Peter: It’s between Mac and Dez. Tough call. I would sit Mac with Vick in there.

    @matthew: I’d start Jacobs.

    @Seth: Moreno/Best/Garcon/Williams/Maclin

    @cruisinkc: Cutler/Stew/Miller/Atlanta

    @MikeD: Tough. Taylor will get touches, but has a tough D. I am leaning TB Williams with Gamble and Winslow hurting.

    @papafrog: Yeah, Wallace scares me. Tony G will be safer.

    @Chris: Jacobs. Gonna wait til I see Crabs actually try.

    @paulzone: It’s a fair enough trade and it will help your team.

    @Mr2Bits: Vick in a Box

    @Fletch: Romo and Bess

    @Howard: Yeah, he’ll be fine in Return yardage leagues.

    @Dad: Very tough. I’m leaning Forsett.

  21. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Cincinnasty: Bradshaw/BJAx

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Beanie is out.

  23. Nathan says:
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    hey man. 1 pt PPR – which 2 to start out of Felix Jones, Mike Williams (TB), Forsett, or Jerome Harrison?

    Right now, I have Felix and Williams. Good idea?

  24. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nathan: I like Williams, the other 3 are really close because we don’t know what kind of work they’ll get. I think you go with your gut there and Jones.

  25. theevilempire says:
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    @all: pick 1 wr and 1 flex:

    hightower
    naanee
    sims-walker
    d.mason
    m.thomas
    r.williams
    felix jones

  26. Nathan says:
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    thanks doc.

    couple more for you if you have time:

    gaffney or clayton?

    in another league, i have nicks, and i saw that you think he’ll play. but given that it’s the 8pm game, should i roll with him or go with mike williams (tb) instead? i also have devery henderson as a “hedge” in case nicks can’t go sunday night. i’m more worried about him playing and being limited, though.

    thanks again.

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @theevilempire: I like Naanee and Hightower now that Beanie is out.

    I like Williams quite a bit today so I could see going with him to be safe.

  28. Nicked Up says:
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    Do you think Nicks will play today and put up better numbers than Hines Ward?

  29. Mr2Bits says:
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    Doc : Are you starting Hightower over Moreno today?

  30. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Mr2Bits: No, don’t like that Stephens-Howling cut into his work so much.

  31. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Yeah the Twitter stuff is crazy really. I feel like Jeter I have an edge!
    I have Hillis but now the Lynch or MCGahee to GB talk …both on waiver wire right now. Is this GB RB all moot if BJax has a good game or will it last awhile.

  32. dave37 says:
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    Doc,

    Which 3 of the following?

    R. Brown
    R. Moss
    Hightower
    H. Ward

    Thanks
    Dave

  33. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @MJD Took A Knee: Hah! I think BJax can keep the job pretty easily with a decent game. The Pack don’t usually like to pay for guys.

  34. MikeD says:
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    DMC or Ryan Matthews?

  35. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @dave37: I’d probably sit Brown.

    @MikeD: I like Mathews, but it’s close.

  36. calogero says:
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    back to my flex issue now that beanie is out

    greene
    hightower
    felix jones
    know

  37. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Who to start?

    Meachem (@SF)
    or
    Mike Williams (TB) (@CAR)

  38. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Who to start?

    J. Gresham (vsBAL)
    or
    Winslow (@CAR)

  39. The Vaportizers says:
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    Hey Doc,

    Got a question for ya, and I know that neither answer is very good…

    So I have the New York Giants defense (drafted 2nd to last round). They did great last week but have the Colts this week. So I checked out who was available and to my astonishment, someone dropped the 49ers after week 1. I was looking for a good matchup for this weekend, but the 49ers were available! Did I mention that the play the Saints….. I just couldn’t pass them up. So I plan on dumping on of the D’s in a week or so once I see how they perform a little more. OR was San’Fran’s D very over rated…

    So my question is, if you had to play either the Giants D or the 49ers D this weekend, who would you play?

  40. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Who to start at FLEX?

    Barber (vsCHI)
    or
    Chester Taylor (@DAL)

  41. StuckAtWork says:
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    Need help with my Flex this week —-

    Ahmad Bradshaw, Darren McFadden, Hakeem Nicks (q), Naanee.

    Thinking Run DMC? Maybe A. Bradshaw? Just the timing of Nicks game has me a bit concerned.

  42. hideousmutants says:
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    Bengals or Titans?

    Also, got both SD WRs (floyd and naanee)? Start either over Colston in ppr?

  43. Matt B says:
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    PPR:
    1) Odd man out: Hightower, Run DMC, Bowe

    Non-PPR:
    1) Odd man out: Moreno, B Jax, P Thomas
    2) Which 2 to play: M Wallace, Harvin, Floyd, Gaffney

    Thanks!

  44. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @hideousmutants: I’d lean Colston. Titans.

    @Matt B: Bowe

    Moreno

    Floyd/Harvin

  45. Chicago Mike says:
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    Maclin or Crabtree?

  46. paulzone says:
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    @Doc: he declined. rivers/ward for austin? i’d be left with cutler? or i could spare a back too (moreno, pierre)…

  47. I Brush Teef says:
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    You pick 2:

    Jahvid Best
    Felix Jones
    Brandon Jacobs

  48. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @I Brush Teef: Best/Jacobs

    @paulzone: I think you’d be giving up too much

  49. mike says:
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    Naanee or Crabtree, PPR?

  50. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @mike: Naanee

  51. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Painful Hillis and Williams TB good games on bench

  52. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Getting owned with my defenses so far. Bengals-Panthers. Might Zag next week

  53. adam says:
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    I’m weak at TE with Carlson. Should I drop him for Olsen?
    If so, I use FAAB and have my full $100 bankroll remaining. Olsen might get some bids after this week, so would he be worth a $5-$10 bid?

  54. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Hakeem Nicks will start tonight

  55. KVC

    cleaver596 says:
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    whats going on with the pitt and tenn game? I just woke up and it looks like there are 200 yards total between both teams combined.

  56. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Wow I am going against Turner this week what a bullet missed.

  57. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @cleaver596: Crapfest. Dixon injured, Batch in. VY pulled for Collins. Pitt D with 6 turnovers.

    @MJD Took A Knee: For sure.

  58. Black Beard says:
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    Megatron is killing me. What’s with M. Lynch getting all those carries?

  59. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Black Beard: Some are speculating they are showcasing Lynch for a trade. And I don’t know what is up with Megatron besides Hill.

  60. Shippity says:
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    “Will Todd Haley get Jamaal Charles more than 11 carries against the Browns today?”

    LOL.

  61. Drew Crew says:
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    the chiefs are killing me with Charles. Sat Jahvid today and started Jamaal

  62. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    BJax choked it huh

  63. BAM says:
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    Hey Doc,

    After the underwhelming performance by B. Jax this week, should I pick up James Starks and hold him until he’s eligible to play in week 7? I’d hold off but within a few weeks, other cats in my league will wise up.

    Thanks,

    Marv

  64. BAM says:
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    Oh yeah…and what do you think about Larry Johnson? He’s available on the wire in my league…

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow sure glad I picked BJax over Best this week…

    Do you think it’s time to be worried about Celek, or give it another week? Not sure I can wait much longer.

  66. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Wilsonian: Yeah, that Eagles D without Bradley is soft. If Kolb can play better, Celek should be ok.

    @BAM: That’s a long time to hold an ineligible player. I like LJ as a bench player, but it depends on who you would have to drop.

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: do you think it would be worth looking at Pettigrew with Celek being worthless?

  68. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Wilsonian: Scheffler splits too much with him. It’s crazy, but Moeaki looked good. Might be worth a slot, but I wouldn’t drop Celek.

  69. Black Beard says:
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    @Doc: Damn. That would be huge for my team. Would likely be the Packers, correct?

  70. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: thanks. I’m just thinking of ideas in case Celek continues to be awful. I’ll look at Moeaki. There are a couple of other options out there, as well, like Cooley, Keller, etc.

    Also, 8 team league. I’m looking for some WR help. I’m strong at RB and thinking of offering BJax and Boldin for Austin. What do you think? Too much or not enough?

  71. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Black Beard: yeah, but it’s all speculation right now.

    @Wilsonian: Oh, grab Cooley fast. Might not be enough.

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: do you drop Celek for Cooley?

    Also…went ahead and made the offer for Austin. I’m sure he’ll want more, but it’s worth a shot.

  73. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Mcfadden doing better than Sjax. Kill me now?

  74. Nick says:
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    @DOC: Drop Breaston for Braylon? I dropped him last week for Vick and now of course he’s having a much better game (I’m watching from NY). I also have Owen Daniels and Chris Cooley, I’d like to carry just 1 TE but I feel like Daniels is a tough drop.

  75. Black Beard says:
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    Would you drop Scheffler for Moeaki?

  76. Black Beard says:
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    Great, Garrard gets pulled.

  77. BAM says:
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    .5 PPR league…dump Heath Miller for Moeaki?

  78. Nick says:
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    @Doc: Or Hester…

  79. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    OMG I might have just won with that catch AJ!!

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Different league, 12 teams…drop Celek for Keller?

  81. G.O.B. says:
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    Is Ryan Mathews gonna be hurt for a long time? Should I dump a guy like Portis or Forsett for Tolbert?

  82. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Wilsonian: I wouldn’t yet. Kolb will be back and he is better for Celek.

    @Nick: Yeah, it’s tough to drop OD because he has a higher ceiling than Cooley. Yeah, the QB problem in AZ is bad. I don’t think Braylon will be consistent at all.

    @Black Beard: It’s pretty much apples for apples there.

    @BAM: Nah.

    @Nick: The Chicago receivers are going to be hard to figure out. I could see dropping him for Hester because of the Qb sitch.

    @Black Beard: Garrard cannot go to the west coast. It’s his kryptonite.

    @Wilsonian: Same answer.

    @G.O.B.: I think they were playing it safe since they were up so much.

  83. Nick says:
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    @Doc: 1 more question, Gaffney. Drop Breaston over Gaffney for Hester? Thanks Doc!!

  84. Gambler says:
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    Ok, I need Bradshaw to get 8 points for a win and 7 for a tie.. Probably would have won already if Turner got injured later.

  85. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nick: I’d drop Gaffney. Looks like DT has passed him.

    For everyone. If Demaryius Thomas is available, go after him.

    @Gambler: Good luck!

  86. Nick says:
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    @Doc: You gave me another question. Drop Breaston or Hester for D. Thomas? Haha

  87. Black Beard says:
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    @Doc: I love how Garrard was taken out and then put back…and throws a TD! Took him from -4 to 0 for me.

  88. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: went ahead and dropped She-Naanee for Cooley in case Celek keeps it up. We play 3 WRs and have an RB/WR flex spot. I have Wayne, White, Marshall, Boldin and Wallace. Drop Wallace for Demaryius? Or drop Cooley for him?

    Different league where I have Celek…drop Mike Thomas (TB) for Keller?

  89. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Kidding me Brown

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s your take on Kevin Walter, too? Freak week or can we expect anything even remotely close to this in the near future?

  91. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nick: I’d drop Breaston for him. He looks like the best receiver they have as long as he can stay healthy.

    @Black Beard: Yeah, better than nothing I guess!

    @Wilsonian: Mike Williams?

    I’d drop Cooley for him. You should be able to grab a TE if Celek keeps crapping the bed.

  92. Doc

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    @Wilsonian: Well, he didn’t do that at all last season and he had ample opportunity. I’m not buying it just yet.

  93. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: ha yeah, had Demaryius on the brain. Yeah, Mike Williams for Keller?

  94. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Wilsonian: I like Williams too much.

  95. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Brown or Hillis next 2 weeks.
    Brown getting a lot of carries even with Addai looking good. Hillis has harder schedule does that matter the next few weeks? IND playing DEN JAC might be able to run a lot then.

    Williams TB or Demaryius Thomas?

  96. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @MJD Took A Knee: Williams for now. Not much competition. So hard to tell what Brown will get. Leaning Hillis.

  97. Black Beard says:
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    Awesome game from Nicks. Sunava…

  98. Black Beard says:
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    @Black Beard: I didn’t know the dream read this website.

  99. DSimms says:
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    Hey Doc a guy in my keeper league keeps offering me trades for randy moss– would you recommend trading moss for JC + 1.ahmad bradshaw 2. percy harvin 3. Demaryius Thomas 4. sid rice?

    Do you like any of those combos or should i just hold moss? both moss and JC would require losing my rd. 1 pick

  100. salb says:
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    Im Stuck Should I start Mario Manninham (TEN) or Maclin (@JAX) This Week!

  101. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @DSimms: With Jacobs on the outs I could see trading him for JC and Bradshaw if it fit your team.

    @salb: Maclin

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