We are now at Week 10 and every fake football game seems to gain more significance.  My teams this season range from horrible to undefeated, and I hope to make a push here at the end, but I’m not a fan of these trade deadlines running around these parts.  I can understand some of the early deadlines in keeper/dynasty leagues, but in redraft, teams that are far behind, at least in leagues not populated by douche bags, have nothing to gain by trading away their star players for a bag of beets.  As you can see, I missed out on some trade deadlines.  Yes, I’m bitter.  But, we’ll see how it goes.

I am doing ok in our Razzball Commenter Leagues, but Matt Pagnotta of the aptly named Team Pagnotta has the lead right now, congrats!  Check out the updated RCL rankings.

Thankfully we don’t have to deal with byes after this week and I won’t have to rank Eli Manning first!  It truly pained me in my loins to do such a thing.  I’ve updated the Week 10 Rankings if you want to take a lookie lou, or anyone, you don’t have to be named lou.

With my many redraft/dynasty teams I always seem to get more enjoyment/pain from my weekly leagues.  I guess I’m just of the Sesame Street/Twitter Generation and want instant, but slowly spelled results.  I love being able to pick players each week who I think will do well.  That’s why FanDuel and our weekly contest is so much fun.  So get in on the fun!

Here are a few player updates before you pop open that beer —

Sidney Rice: He wasn’t taken off the PUP list so it won’t become an adult dog until next week. This is probably ok news since playing him this week would have been pretty risky if he did go.

Ryan Torain: He is listed as questionable, but will get the start.  Clinton Portis is also listed as questionable, but will most likely be the third down guy/injured guy if he does play.

Blair White: He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday and is questionable.  He was looking like a decent fill in until this, but I would be wary of starting him even if he goes.  If he doesn’t, this would help Tamme get even more looks.

Percy Harvin: He had migraine issues this week, but should be able to go.  He’s too good to sit.

Beanie Wells: He was limited in practice and could get a similar workload to last week, which wasn’t a crap load, well, actually it was depending on your definition of crap load.

Links That Don’t Stink

Take a look at some valuable players this week in the barrios of Value Town.

Our man over at Rotoworld goes through this weeks matchups with a fine toothed comb, which would probably get stuck in Tom Brady’s hair and may be why he says to bench him.

The Fantasy Football Librarian catalogs the Start/Sits from around the interwebs.

This visual look at NFL stats is kinda coolio.

The Onion gives us some Midseason Highlights.

And once again, some sage commentary from Carl —

  1. Bad Bob says:
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    The trade deadline passed in my dynasty league on friday and I made a couple of last minute deals.

    Traded Portis for Flacco

    and also traded Bowe, Santonio Holmes and Thomas Jones for Arian Foster and Amendola

    Leaves me a little light on recievers but I got rid of two aging running backs and can hopefully make a push to defend my title. Just hope Foster works out better than the last Texan RB I traded for, Steve Slaton!

    How did I do?

  2. majortommy says:
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    First time long time, yada yada yada
    got a wr/te flex position.
    Mike Williams (sea) or Mercedes Lewis

  3. 24hourjack says:
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    doc….who to start at flex position-non PPR?….

    Brandon Jacobs

    Johnny Knox

  4. timSTi says:
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    12 team .5 PPR

    Who to start at flex?

    Beanie Wells, Donald Brown, or Lee Evans?

    Thanks!

  5. Child Please says:
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    12 team .5 PPR

    Another flex question, Welker or Torain??

  6. Calogero says:
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    1 for RB: Hightower, Torain, Shonn Greene
    1 for Flex: Leftovers from above, Johnny Knox

  7. MikeD says:
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    Hey Doc,
    Should I play Beanie or Shonn Greene or Spiller. I think one of these dudes will be really good today… not sure who?

  8. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Calogero: Torain/Greens

    @MikeD: Leaning Spiller, but Greene is a little safer. I’d go with Spiller’s upside

  9. dani says:
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    D.Brown, Forte, R.Brown, Beast mode and throw in Harvin and Garcon… i need 1 RB and 1 Flex out of any of those thanks

  10. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @dani:Very tough – Lynch, Garcon

  11. Nick says:
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    .5 per reception. M Lynch or M Forte?

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Nick: Hmm, in PPR I’d lean Forte

  13. JackInTheBox says:
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    Maybe its because of the alliteration but I can’t decide which Def to stream today…San Fran, St. Louis, Seattle. Anyone care to toss a three sided coin for me?

  14. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @majortommy: Interesting, I usually go with WRs in that spot, but Marcedes has a great matchup. I’d lean his way.

  15. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @JackInTheBox: I’d go with Seattle

  16. Nathan says:
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    Doc, 1 pt PPR,

    need to start 2 of these 4:

    Mike Williams (TB)
    Ryan Torain
    Fred Jackson
    Mike Goodson

    thanks!

  17. nostrathomas says:
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    Hey all I’m having some trouble deciding who to play in my flex

    Who out of these: Forte, Lynch, Bowe.

  18. paulzone says:
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    sea or ari defense this week? what a toss up. Thanks!

  19. Stumanji says:
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    Moreno or Don Brown at flex?

  20. JackInTheBox says:
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    @Doc: Thanks for the input, Doc.

  21. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Stumanji: Leaning Moreno

    @paulzone: Going with Seattle, but it is close.

    @nostrathomas: Going Lynch non-ppr, Forte ppr

  22. papafrog says:
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    @Doc: I see you have Bowe on the “sit em” list. Mars*%@ Lynch or Bowe for flex? PPR league. Thanks in advance!

  23. Chris says:
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    Crabtree or Ocho?
    Thanks

  24. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @papafrog: I’m going with Lynch

    @Chris: Crabs

  25. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Big Ben or Orton? Each is at home…could come down to which one throws the most TDs if yardage is expected to be similar?

  26. paulzone says:
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    @Doc: einhorn, finkle. finkle, einhorn, ….

  27. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: I’d lean Ben. I like Flowers on Lloyd.

    @paulzone: Allllllrighty then!

  28. Doug says:
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    Zach Miller on bye this week so Ben Watson or Fasano with Pennington back in?

  29. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Doug: I’d give Fasano a try.

  30. cantaloupe says:
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    is it wrong of me to drop garcon for tamme?

    and will miles austin ever be a no-doubt start again?

  31. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @cantaloupe: I couldn’t drop Garcon for him, but I’m guessing you are in a 10 team league if Tamme is still there. He is easily a top 5 TE and if Garcon is a bench player and your TE is a dud, I’d do it. Hard to tell with Austin, but I’m not giving up on him yet.

  32. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    For those who need a deep sleeper at the flex, take a look at Anthony Armstrong. I have a feeling McNabb is going to want to make a statement to Shanny and the Eagles as well. Also, Santana Moss will have Asante Samuel on him. So if there were any week where Armstrong could get a deep score or two, this would be it.

  33. Nathan says:
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    reposting in case you missed it:

    Doc, 1 pt PPR,

    need to start 2 of these 4:

    Mike Williams (TB)
    Ryan Torain
    Fred Jackson
    Mike Goodson

    thanks!

  34. barker says:
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    welker or goodson ppr for flex spot

  35. barker says:
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    or gaffney

  36. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @barker: Goodson

    @Nathan: Williams/Goodson

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: He’s always a threat for a long TD, so I like throwing him in there when you don’t have a good alternative.

  37. cantaloupe says:
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    well im 4-6 one spot out of playoffs to guy who is 6-3, and with transactions costing money & 5 weeks left (including week 10), idk if i should make the move

    wr/te: roddy, miles, ward, garcon

    its a start 3 wr/te & 2 rb league, rules are lame because its on cbs

  38. Neck Beard says:
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    Woodhead or D. Bess in my flex in 0.5PPR. Thanks Doc.

  39. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Neck Beard: Bess

    @cantaloupe: If you don’t have to play a TE I would hold.

  40. amscalone says:
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    ppr, yardage bonuses: pick two – manningham, s moss, wallace, amendola.

    thanks!

  41. nick m. says:
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    hightower or blount in a ppr?

  42. cantaloupe says:
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    thanks doc, sorry i misread your initial response the first time through
    gluck this week

  43. DANgerous says:
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    Garcon, harvin, Holmes….pick one for me doc,I’m leaning Holmes

  44. barker says:
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    is goodson going to be around for awhile or is this basically a 1 week thing

  45. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @barker: Probably a 1 week thing

    @DANgerous: I like all this week. I would go with your gut there.

    @nick m.: Tough, but I like Blounts upside more.

    @amscalone: Moss, Wallace — riskier than Mario, but I like their chances.

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, today has shown me that I need to make some changes. Pick one of Keller, A-Her or Winslow for the rest of the season.

    Also, who would you rather have, Green Bay or Pittsburgh for the rest of the year?

  47. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Should have gone with my first inkling…Orton is going off.

  48. Black Beard says:
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    Penny and Henne expected to miss the rest of the season.

  49. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Black Beard: Thigpen will be a decent add in 2 QB leagues and will have some value in 1 QB leagues.

    @Howie: Yeah, he looked good. Hate that Tebow comes in.

    @Wilsonian: AHer and Pittsburgh.

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    @Black Beard: someone needs to tell the Dolphins that the sky is falling…

    @Doc: thanks Doc. I’m done with Keller, he’s dead to me.

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one for the rest of the year:

    Felix Jones, Jahvid Best, Justin Forsett?

    VJax, Holmes, Rice?

    Thanks dood.

  52. Anonymous says:
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    Just curious to see who you think will put up more points, Mendy and New England DEF or BJGE and the Steelers DEF? If the Mendy/NE pair can’t outscore the other by 3, I move into a 3 way tie for second, riding my 4 week winning streak.

  53. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Anonymous: I think Mendy and NE end up with more

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: ok, I’ve decided it’s either Best or Felix or FJax for me in a 0.5 PPR. I’m really fed up with Best and not performing whatsoever. He couldn’t even do anything against the worst run defense in the league.

    Would you drop Best for either Felix or FJax? Best is 5th on my depth chart, if that makes any difference, so it is just for a bench guy.

    Also, who would you rather have for the rest of the year, if you could have only one:

    VJax or Buc Williams? They would both be behind Roddy, Boldin, Wayne and Colston. It’s also a 0.5 PPR. Thanks again.

  55. Anonymous says:
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    Has AHer died and no one told me?

  56. Wilsonian says:
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    @Anonymous: yeah, I’m starting to think Gronk is the TE to own from NE.

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