Playoffs?  We’re talking about playoffs?  That magical time of year has finally arrived  for many of you and for others you are just a week away.  We’re all hoping Santa will bring us fantasy gold this year.  Unfortunately it’s only a fake trophy for a fake sport, but as we know, the bragging rights are all too real.  I’ve found myself in two win and in scenarios myself and I know the importance of setting the “perfect” fantasy lineup for this week.  However, before we get into the nitty gritty, I’ll start with a general disclaimer, especially for those who post comments and questions; I base my suggestions on numbers and trends, though I do play some gut feelings when it comes to my own lineups.  I’ll try not to inundate you with anything that comes from my gut but you may want to follow yours.  I can’t live with the thought of ruining all of your fantasy dreams (redundant).  I’m fragile man…I bruise like a peach.  That being said, I’m going to do my best to get you playoff ready.  Here we go.

New Kids on the Block

Brad Smith-the modern day version of “Slash” seems to have snuggled into a full time receiving role as Smith started opposite Stevie Johnson for the second week in a row.  Leading the team in receiving against the Titans this past week, Smith racked up seven catches for 72 yards on a team high ten targets. The week before, he torched his former team for four catches for 77 yards and a touch and his prowess as a kick returner has showed up in his ability to make things happen after the catch.  The Bills offense has certainly struggled, which undoubtedly limits Smith’s endorsement, but a playmaker who will see seven to ten targets in a serviceable offense is valuable in our fake world.  I like him as a PPR deep league flex play against San Diego next week.

Pierre Garcon-no one on the Colts’ roster is having anything that can be confused as a dominant fantasy season, but Garcon is as close as it gets.   On the year, Garcon is actually ranked 18th overall among WRs in fantasy points per game with 9.7 (standard scoring), and he now has 55 receptions for 805 yards and six touchdowns, all team highs.  Last week he exploded for nine catches, 150 yards and two touchdowns on a team high 12 targets.  Though he’s probably not available, I’ve seen him on the bench in favor of guys like Deion Branch, Eric Decker, and Santonio Holmes, which is a mistake.  The Colts have a much harder matchup with the Ravens this week but I still expect Garcon to get the big piece of chicken at the Indianapolis dinner table.  How big this piece will be however, is certainly debatable.

Kyle Williams-the second year man out of Arizona State had his second productive game in three weeks, catching both of his targets for 66 yards and an electrifying touchdown that made Rams’ defenders look as if they were running in reverse.  He also had one carry for 25 yards and though this comparison is premature at best, I couldn’t help thinking of Desean Jackson as I watched him run with the ball.  He’s lightening quick and he appears eager to carve out a role for himself on this surging Niners squad.  Before I get too excited, it is fair to note that he only commanded two targets, fifth behind Davis (8), Crabtree (5), Ted Ginn Jr. (4) and Kendall Hunter (3).  It is also fair to note that his only other fantasy foray was against the Cards, a game in which he had five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown, the same Cards whom the Niners face this week.  If you need a guy with upside to plug into your flex spot, he could be the one, though as evidenced by Dallas’ demise this weekend, Arizona is not an easy place to play.

Malcom Floyd-the oft ailing Floyd made it back in the lineup in time to shred the Jags for 108 yards and a score.  He caught all four of his targets after regaining his spot in the starting lineup, a position held admirably by Vincent Brown.  Brown still saw quite a few snaps but only managed to catch one pass for 22 yards, though it was a touchdown.  More telling was that Brown only commanded two targets.  Gates was and will continue to be the target hound, garnering seven in the game.  You have to like Floyd’s upside in an offense that is certainly capable of doing some damage.  Look for them to beat up on the lowly Bills this weekend but also look for Floyd to be what he has always been, a feast or famine play.  He has little value in PPR as he rarely catches more than three or four passes in game.  His value certainly comes from the fact that he is a big play receiver who is capable of getting into the end zone and putting up a lot of yards.  He’s risky but if you need 12 or more points from a flex spot, there are few guys available who can give it to you for coin flip probability.

Brandon Saine-Saine has to be on everyone’s fantasy radars after Starks went down with an ankle injury, an injury that has been plaguing him for a while now.  According to Rotoworld, Saine has no limitations when it comes to the playbook.  He’s a great passcatcher and he should see a lot of time alongside Ryan Grant.  Saine actually managed to command ten touches to Grant’s fourteen, despite having fewer opportunities.  Saine finished the game with 16 yards on the ground and 29 in the air on four receptions.  PPR owners should certainly pay attention and he is a guy I would feel pretty comfortable about getting more than ten touches against the Raiders this week.

Fred Davis-busted for smoking the peace pipe, this Redskin won’t see the field for the remainder of the season.  As a Fred Davis owner in three of my leagues I am pretty crestfallen over this news as it’s going to mean piecemealing the TE position at the worst time possible.  A man named Logan Paulsen is slated to take over but I’m not rushing to pick him up.  I don’t know what the TE pool looks like in your league but I’m looking at picking up Anthony Fasano who has been decent since Moore took over.  He actually led the Dolphins in receiving last week with four catches for 66 yards.  I am also considering Jacob Tamme…yikes.

Whoa There Bessie

Travis Beckum-he looked great on his 67 yard touchdown reception but that is all he had.  One catch and one target.  His catch against the Packers was only his second reception of the year.  The first one went for two yards.

Guys I’ve Written About A Lot Whom I Still Like

Johnny Knox-Hanie is atrocious, but with Forte out, the Bears will be forced to play their hand in the passing game.  The quick cutting Knox still figures to be the strongest beneficiary of the Bears’ precarious future as they are sure to continue to employ more short to intermediate three step drops  in their future.  Knox had his third solid game in a row, catching five passes for 53 yards on eight targets, all team highs.  Though his chances of getting into the endzone are slim, he is a PPR threat and a guy who should provide stability at the flex position in pretty much any format.

Laurent Robinson-Austin expects to play this weekend in what will be a huge matchup against the division rival Giants.  Austin’s return will undoubtedly cut into Robinson’s snaps but I will stand by the assertions I have made in previous weeks; Robinson will still have a prominent role in the Cowboy offense and therefore he should be started.  Consider the following: the last three games that Austin and Robinson were on the field together, Robinson outplayed his star teammate.  In weeks 7-9, when Austin was healthy, his stat line read 2, 16 (STL); 3,27 (PHI); 2,53 (SEA) respectively whereas Robinson posted 2,25 (STL);  5,103,1 (PHI); 5,32,1 (SEA) respectively.  He wasn’t the world beater against the Cards that I expected him to be, but nobody on that team was and Robinson still turned in a respectable four catch 72 yard performance.  I’m going to role with him this week in what should be a shootout against the Giants.  Do with him as you wish.

Damian Williams-Williams has been inconsistent, but he is getting a lot of targets and he led the team in receptions, yards, and targets last week with 4, 62, and 7 respectively.  I like him a lot this week at home against the Saints as the Titans should be throwing the ball, a lot.

Percy Harvin-Harvin has stepped up his game in AP’s stead, getting five carries in each of the past two games on top of his looks in the passing game.  He amassed 19 yards on the ground last week and 156 in the air, catching eight passes and two touchdowns.  His versatility will once again be needed this week against division rival Detroit.  At this point, I wouldn’t sit him with your team.

Mike Williams (TB)-Williams led his teammates in receptions, yards and targets, catching five of his nine targets for 93 yards.  He’s been rock solid these last four weeks and Tampa Bay has the Jacksonville whipping boys on the docket this Sunday.

Eagles’ Receivers-Cooper had another solid day in Maclin’s absence and I would consider playing him again if Maclin sits, but with Vick back in the lineup, the future does not bode well for Avant.  Celek remains a risk reward play but he should get plenty of targets against Miami.  As meaningless as this game seems for both parties involved, if the Eagles have any sense of pride, I expect them to be hungry to avoid a loss against the Dolphins who are just as hot as the Eagles are cold.

  1. Rocky says:
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    With Forte out, I’m forced to start 3 wr’s for the playoffs. I am thinking of starting Moss, A. Brown, and Julio, with Crabtree on the bench. Is that a good call?

  2. Rocky says:
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    Oh by the way I have Andre Johnson as well but don’t think he’s playing.

  3. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Should I go after Malcom flyod or Marion barber?

    I have Matthews, McGhaee, helu at rb.

    Harvin, Cruz, plaxico, Andre Johnson, and miles Austin at wr

    Also it is a ppr league, I was thinking of just going for the Seahawks defense since it is week 1 of my playoffs and neither barber nor Floyd would start for me this week and I have the texans defense vs bengals.

    Reply

  4. robert says:
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    How about Winslow as a TE replacement for Fred Davis?

  5. keithr says:
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    pick 3 to start

    A.Brown, L.Robinson, J.Jones, S.Johnson. Also D. Williams but I think he’s out of the discussion

  6. elwood blues says:
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    Playoffs!
    Debating what to do with my WR3 this week (.05 ppr)
    WR1: V.Jax
    WR2: Dez Bryant
    WR3: I have been starting DeSean Jax.. BUT I also have Damian Williams.. ( Do I continue to roll DeSean out there and bet on him FINALLY having a big game? or go with Damian??)

  7. elwood blues says:
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    Also at TE:
    Stick with Daniels.. or pick up and start Keller?

  8. MrJuly says:
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    I have one flex spot and one WR spot open and my considerations are: Miles Austin, Crabtree, Spiller and Gerhart non-ppr… Its playoff time baby… HELP!

  9. Nick says:
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    @Jones: Do you like McCluster, Gerhart, D Brown, R Williams, D Thomas, D Williams, R Cooper, Driver, for ROS in 10 team over my T. Smith, Knox, or Sanchez (I have Tebow starting ROS, so can I dump Sanchez?)

    Would you say, lose Forte in a 16week league once he is off the can’t cut list? Which guy do you take above if you cut Forte…

  10. Jones

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    @Rocky-yeah that sounds pretty good. I do like Crabtree against Zona however. If I substituted him for any of those guys it would be Julio.

  11. Jones

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    @Frank-that’s not a bad plan. I would go for Barber over Floyd if you decide to go that route but your starting lineup is what’s most important.

  12. Jones

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    @Robert-that would be great. He’s not available in any of my leagues but if he is for you that would be solid.

  13. Jones

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    @Keithr-I’d go Brown, Robinson, Stevie if pressed.

  14. Jones

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    @Eldwood-those decisions are always difficult. It’s hard to start a guy like D.Will over D-Jax. I guess the way I would look at it is how high I need my ceiling for that position in my lineup. D.Will will give you some points but he’s ceiling is much lower than D-Jax’s. Therefore, if I think I’m going to need I lot of points I would go with Jax but if I need a handful of points for sure I’d go Will.

  15. Jones

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    @Elwood-if you look at Keller’s stats, he’s been just as dissapointing as Daniels over the last several weeks. I’m actually inclined to go with guys who are on the rise this time of year, and though it sounds crazy, I would play Anthony Fasano over those two. Part of it is my gut feeling so do with it what you will, but part of it is that he has been a bigger, more consistent part of the offense over the last several weeks whereas the roles of Owens and Keller seem to be diminishing.

  16. Jones

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    @Mr.July-I think you start Spiller no question and the safest thing to do is to start Crabtree at WR. Austin is more electric and alluring but the safe play is Crabtree. If you need some fireworks you may want to try Austin.

  17. Jones

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    @Nick-I would drop Sanchez and pick up McCluster. I would also drop Forte but make the decision on who to pick up when the time comes.

  18. Plainview says:
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    First week of the playoffs and I have Big Ben in a tough match up. Start him or go with Grossman? Also, which two of these would you start –

    Lloyd
    Bowe
    Antonio Brown
    Santana Moss

    Thanks.

  19. Nick says:
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    @Jones: Forte is off the can’t cut list. So who do you pickup in a 10 team league as my backup? At RB I have Murray, Helu & K Smith (flex) as my starters and Starks/Forte/McCluster on my bench. Im thinking of dropping both Starks & Forte…can pickup Gerhart, D Thomas, D Brown, J Addai or F Jones, (& use as a flex this week if K Smith is hurt)

    At WR, this week Im starting Calvin Johnson, L Robinson & T Smith, bench includes Holmes, A Brown & Knox. Do you like Burleson, Breaston, J Jones, D Thomas or DHB over any of my wide receivers or in place of Starks/Forte (since the RBs available are not really good for a 10-team)

    THANKS!

  20. flyinhawiianpizza says:
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    Yay, WR logjam!

    Start 3:

    Fitzergald
    Holmes
    Austin
    L. Robinson
    Decker
    Garcon (available on WW)

  21. elwood blues says:
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    @jones: RE: TE.
    So, Fasano.. also on waiver wire: Rudolph or Tamme ??

  22. jones says:
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    @plainview-at this point, when it comes to quarterback, it’s my philosophy to role with the horse that got me there, unless you have a player with equivalent talent. Grossman is not but he does have a juicier matchup. I would personally play Ben but I can see the argument for Grossman. I would probably start Lloyd and Moss

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    @Nick-I don’t love any of those guys but I would drop Forte at least and pick up Gerhart in case AP doesn’t play. I would be patient on Starks unless you know something I don’t about his injury because honestly, I wouldn’t want to play Brown, Addai, thomas, or Jones right now. If I had to pick, however, I would take Jones as he is sure to grab a decent amount of touches every game. Also, I’d stick with the wideouts you have.

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    @Flyinhawaiianpizza-I’d go with Fitz, Holmes, and either Austin or Robinson. I would personally feel more comfortable playing Robinson but you might want to research further just how good Austin looks leading up to the game and whether or not there is any talk of limiting his snaps.

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    @Elwood-Rudolph is appealing if Shiancoe misses time but I don’t like the time share. Shiancoe is most likely gone next year so Rudolph is a nice sleeper pick for next year but I find him to be a pretty risky play. With the Colts at Baltimore this week, I like Fasano a little more. I knows it’s a crazy call and you won’t see ESPN or Yahoo endorsing him, but he’s been looking good with Moore at the helm and that offense looks pretty good right now.

  26. EK says:
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    Pls rank for weeks 15-16 (non PPR):

    Garcon
    L. Robinson
    S. Holmes
    M. Williams (TB)

  27. EK says:
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    For Week 15 DEF:

    STL @ CHI or
    CIN @ STL

  28. EK says:
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    Re: #23
    I meant SEA @ CHI

  29. Chris says:
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    @EK: I think you mean SEA @ CHI..

  30. Chris says:
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    lol, guess I had the page open for a while…didn’t see that you fixed it.

  31. Blain Train says:
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    Need help picking 2 WRs: Roddy, AJ Green, L Robinson, or Santana? I’m leaning Roddy & AJ but a little worried about AJ matched up with CB Joseph for HOU. I’d rather wait and see (if Im still alive in playoffs!) how Austin’s return affects LoRo’s production. I like Santana’s potential against soft NE secondary and no Fred Davis.

    I’m currently playing Mathews & Blount at RB2 & Flex. Would you start a third WR over either of those two in STD league? Thanks for the help!

  32. Kevin says:
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    PPR Spiller or Bradshaw

  33. jenny says:
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    WR HELP! Of the two whom would you start… Laurent Robinson, Miles Austin, Andre Johnson (prob out), Antonio Brown or Jabar Gaffney. I’m leaning towards Robinson and Austin, but worried about starting two WR’s from the same team. Thanks again!

  34. Chris says:
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    First rd of the playoffs, got a few tough decisions as the clear underdog in the matchup…

    Usual scoring & +1 PPR

    Roethlisberger or Vick?
    Floyd or Garcon?
    DEN def @ CHI or NYJ def @ KC?

  35. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @EK-Cinci Defense. I like Robinson a lot but we’ll have to see how much Austin eats into his time. For now I like Williams and Robinson with Garcon close behind.

  36. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Blaintrain-I feel pretty much the exact same way you do. I would do the same thing. I also think you kind or have to play Mathews and Blount in a standard league at flex. Good luck.

  37. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Kevin-I actually like Spiller a little more this week.

  38. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    @Jones: pick 1 – Djax, David Nelson or Malcolm Floyd. Also if Andre Johnson plays, would you risk starting him over the 3 above?

  39. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    @Jones: its 1 PPR btw

  40. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Jenny-I have actually been starting Brown and Wallace weekly on one of my teams and it has worked out pretty well. Given your options I would probably play Austin and Robinson. Good luck.

  41. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Chris-Given the fact that Vick has missed the last three games, I’m inclined to say Big Ben. If it were my team I would start the big fella. I also like Denver as Von Miller is back to practicing fully and is expected to start this week. He and Dumerville should make a nice Hanie sandwich.

  42. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Chris-I forgot your WR question. I would definately go with Floyd this week; he has a much better matchup.

  43. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Broadstreet-I would start AJ if he plays but if not it would be a coin flip between Floyd and DJAX. I’ll put it this way, if I played Floyd and DJax ripped it up I would crucify myself, but if I played DJax and he flopped like he has been, I’d still feel better about my decision. He always seems to show up when the Eagles play the Giants.

  44. Ted says:
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    Got abye this week trying to pick up a defense for week 15 and 16 … the usual suspects are gone as well as Houston Cinncinati Dallas and New England – I was thinking Arizona? Do you like them or Tennessee better?

  45. Ted says:
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    I could get them both and Play Arizona week 15 and Tennessee week 16?

  46. Ted says:
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    I also have Denver … if that helps … sorry for the multiple comments … thta is really how slow I think!

  47. Cole says:
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    I need to pick one in a 1ppr league as my flex: Grant, Jon Stewart, or Beanie. I think I’m going to bench Beans due to his matchup and increased quantity of injuries, but can’t decide between the others. Thanks!

  48. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Ted-don’t worry about the comments, it makes me look important! I like Zona fifteen and Ten. sixteen. I’m sure you could do ok with Denver but you have to like an Arizona D at home against Cleveland after what they did to the Cowboys offense.

  49. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Cole-don’t touch Grant. Even with Starks out Grant won’t play on passing downs. I’d go with J-Stew.

  50. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Pick THREE for this week:

    DJax @MIA
    Lloyd @SEA
    Laurent Robinson vs NYG
    Mike Williams (TB) @JAX
    Michael Crabtree @ARI

  51. Jones

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    @CommishCauda-I would go with Lloyd, Williams, and either Crabtree or Robinson. I’d probably go down to the wire with that decision. Crabtree is probably the safer play but Robinson could have the bigger game.

  52. Ted says:
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    Thnaks Matt!

  53. Willy D says:
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    Couple Questions….

    Who should i start at WR

    Mike Wallace, Victor Cruz or Vincent Jackson?

    and….Who should i start at the Flex

    Mendenhall or the WR you chose not to start?

  54. Kyle says:
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    PPR

    Choose 2 RB: Maurice Morris, Frank Gore, Demarco Murray

    Choose 2: Mike Williams South, Jeremy Maclin, Damian Williams, or Antonio Brown

  55. Kyle says:
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    Edit: Sorry last was wrong

    Choose 2 RB: Maurice Morris, Frank Gore, Demarco Murray

    Choose 2: Mike Williams South, Jeremy Maclin, Damian Williams, Antonio Brown, or Maurice Morris (if not chosen for RB)

  56. Rocky says:
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    You mentioned earlier that you would probably start Crabtree over Julio. I was planning on doing that but just found out Braylon is back and Roddy has a shoulder issue. You think Julio is the better play now since Braylon probably takes the red zone looks away from Crabtree.

  57. John Barleycorn says:
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    Jones- Hey, I teach English too! Here’s my unbelievably awful dilemma for RB2 in a PPR/PPCarry league. (That is, number of carries becomes fairly important.) Pick one:

    Deangelo Williams (v. Atl)
    Donald Brown (v.Bal–gulp)
    Thomas Jones (v. NJJ)
    Daniel Thomas (v. Phi)
    Lance Ball (v. Chicgao) (only if McGahee is held out for some reason)

    I think Brown will be featured back, but has ugly matchup. Indy will be behind and throw, but Brown will probably still get some chances.

    DWill might be the man if the Panthers do an every-other-week sort of thing. He might even be useful if someone gets tired of Cam “I’m the man”‘s stupid superman act and takes out his knee. Big upside, but completely unpredictable.

    Jones is the featured back but he stinks. But he’ll get some carries.

    Thomas is the number 2 back, but might be called on to grind it out as the Dolphins waste time against what is left of the Eagles. He is getting some red zone touches, too, I think.

    If Ball starts (not likely at this point), he could get a lot of carries, and is probably a good pick except for his awful matchup against the Bears.

    Again, it’s awful, but any disagreements with the analysis and who would you go with? I’m between Brown and Thomas, with Dwill following that.

  58. HotCorner306 says:
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    @Jones…8 team PPR. I have S. Johnson, B. Marshall, B. Lloyd and L. Robinson. Which two should I start this week? Thanks in advance.

  59. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @WillyD-I like Mendenhall this week at flex. I would probably start Cruz at receiver.

  60. Jones

    Jones says:
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    @Kyle-Gore and Murray. I would play Mike Williams and Momo if Smith doesn’t play.

  61. Jones

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    @JohnB-I would go with Lance Ball first if McGahee is out. It McGahee is in, I would probably go DThomas, DWill, DBrown. That is an ugly situation. Good luck man and fun in the classroom!

  62. Jones

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    @Hotcorner-I’d probably go with Marshall and Lloyd.

  63. Mr2Bits says:
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    Jones : If McGahee is a no-go Sunday, would you grab Ball?

  64. Jones

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    @Mr2Bits-probably…it really depends on your team. The one thing you can count on is that Denver is going to run the ball and with no McGahee and no Moreno, Ball would be a guy who you could pencil in for 20 plus touches.

  65. fanfan says:
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    I’m in a 0.5 ppr. Need 1 qb out of vick, tebow, and palmer. Need 1 in flex spot: mike tolbert, brandon loyd, or anquan boldin

    thanks man!

  66. Christian says:
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    Digging deep for the first round of my big money .5 PPR playoffs! Need the Jonesy wisdom!

    QB – Brees
    RB – Rice, Spiller, PT Bruiser, Sticky Icky Ricky
    WR – Jennings, Holmes, Damian Williams
    TE – Celek, Dickson

    Do I roll with Pierre over Ricky Williams (assuming Ingram plays) and the 3rd of my WR’s at the Flex?
    Do I roll with Santonio over Damian Williams (love him this week) as my #2 WR?
    Do I roll with Celek over Dickson?

    Thanks so much!

  67. HotCorner306 says:
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    Thats kind of what I was thinking. Good deal.

  68. Iceman says:
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    Going back and forth on my WR3 for my playoff matchup this week: a hurt Laurent Robinson (with Austin back), or play the Saints TD lottery with Lance Moore?

    Thoughts?

  69. brobocop says:
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    PPR need one for a flex i can put in hillis, golden tate, julio Jones, Jermicheal Finely or Hernande…thoughts and thanks.

  70. OneAndDone says:
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    PPR Flex question: Your thoughts on Beanie against tough SF D or Brad Smith…

  71. Sean says:
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    PPR ?

    Would u start Donald Brown against Baltimore, Brandon Jacobs (hurt + Bradshaw back), Gerhart (AP back), or Felix Jones.

    Also, would u start D. Branch, Damien Williams or Lance Moore at WR3 this week. +1 PPR.

  72. Mr2Bits says:
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    Who has a better chance of being out right now McGahee or Peterson?

  73. spike says:
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    Tough decision to make for this playoff weekend in a .75 PPR (2WR, 2RB, 1FLEX):
    WR: White/Harvin/Green
    RB: R. Bush/Helu/Mathews/M. Bush

    Gonna go with White, Harvin, R. Bush, Helu… and a toss-up between Green (bad matchup) vs. Mathews (good matchup) for the flex spot. Any thoughts?

  74. Jones

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    @Fanfan-I’d go Tebow and Lloyd.

  75. Jones

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    @Christian-I’d go with Pierre; it’s almost certain that Ingram will sit this week. I like Celek over Dix and it’s a coin flip between Holmes and DWill. I like DWill a bit more because I envision him receiving more targets. Good luck man.

  76. Jones

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    @Iceman-If Robinson looks halfway decent before Sunday and he plays, It would be tough for me to sit him in favor of Lance Moore.

  77. Jones

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    @Brobocop-I’d go with one of the tight ends, Finley or Hernandez. Hernandez should give you decent points but Finley has the highest ceiling. If you think you need more points, I’d go with Finley.

  78. Jones

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    @Oneanddone-Beanie is dealing with three separate injuries, a thumb, a hammy, and his perpetual knee. The Niners, as I’m sure you know, have not given up a rushing touchdown and I don’t see Beanie getting the first of the year. I’m sitting him for JStew and or Ben Tate in one of my leagues because I just don’t have too much faith in him. That being said, reports our of the Cardinals official website suggest that Beanie is likely to play despite his menagerie of ailments. It’s hard for me to tell you to sit a feature back over Brad Smith but Smith will get his share of targets against San Diego. In summary, I predict a 50 yard game out of Beanie and find it very unlikely that he would score. Smith should give you four or five receptions for sixty yards and a much greater chance of getting into the endzone.

  79. Jones

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    @Sean-Yikes, tough call. If AP plays, I would be inclined to roll with Jacobs, but he hasn’t practiced and has a Sunday night game which is obviously risky. Honestly Sean, that RB situation is a total crabshoot. All I can say is that at least Felix Jones should catch a couple of passes. I would probably roll with DWill at WR. He has a tasty matchup with the Saints.

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    @Mr2bits-It looks like both are likely to play but McGahee is more of a guarantee. Both Fox and the O coordinater have said that McGahee is “good to go” and just getting some rest during the week. AP, in his own words, is 70% and though he plans on practicing on a limited basis tomorrow, I really don’t know why the Vikes would play their franchise player if there is any chance that he could sustain further injury. In short, AP has a greater chance of sitting.

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    @Spike-I agree with your assessment. I would go with Mathews over Green in the flex.

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