I was pretty high on Rashard Mendenhall early on, putting him in the 1st round of my rankings and now he is one of the few every down backs that is quietly going about his business on every down.  Even with backups to backups at quarterback he has been productive and with Big Benjamin back he should have a lot more room to roam.  With a bye this week it could be a good time to try to pry him from someone in a bye bind.  You won’t get him cheap, but sometimes you have to pay for quality (as I plan my bi-monthly trip to IKEA).  I would trade him straight up for many #1 backs right now.

Just like any of these buy/sell recommendations, you have to get good value in your return player and just about any player can move into the other category with the right offer!.

Buy —

Ray Rice: There is nothing that makes me really worry about him.  He looked ok when he did get work on Sunday and the guy is still an elite talent. Denver has been tougher on RBs than their usual, not being tough on RBs default position, but I’d put an offer out for him before the Denver game just in case.

Michael Bush: If you read from bottom to top you’ll know I said to sell on McFad, so I guess that means you have to buy on McBush, or a better nickname than that. Oh, and conform to the rest of America’s reading direction!

Marques Colston: Yes, he is a wildcard because Brees likes to throw to everyone and their dog. Payton’s dog has 2 targets this season (deep sleeper).  Colston still leads the team with 27 targets and leads the receivers in receptions.  His lack of TDs is what is really killing his fantasy value, but that will change.

Brandon Lloyd: I was so close to putting him in the sell column, but then thought, unless you are playing with actual toddlers, your leaguemates will see you “selling high” a mile away.  Turn the tables on them!  Make them believe you are a sucker that only goes after the flavor of the week.  Of course you have to be careful here.  You don’t actually want to buy high, but giving anyone for Lloyd might feel like buying high to the other owner.  He is averaging 10 targets a game and 18 yards a catch.  These numbers won’t last, but he’s not going to completely go away anytime soon.

Hines Ward: Ward never feels like a player you must hold onto even when he is playing well.  His upside isn’t great, but his consistency is.  Like Mendy, he is on a bye, which is a good time to trade for someone if you are ok with starters for that week.  Ward’s numbers are down with Roethlisberger suspended which also helps.  Yes, his owner might value him more with Ben coming back, but he or she isn’t going to think he’s the bees elbows, but I would much rather have him on my team that a lot of receivers.  Mike Wallace is another buy, but for some reason it seems like it will be harder to get value for him.  You can always try though.

Marshawn Lynch: Will this guy ever be traded!? Maybe.  The Packers are in great need and now the Eagles are worried about McCoy’s ribs.  Nothing is for sure, but he’s worth grabbing off waivers or slipping into a bigger trade just for the possibility of a trade.

Sell —

Darren McFadden: All that Michael Bush hype in the preseason was real and now we’ll get to see him as the main guy since it looks like McFadden might miss week 5.  Run DMC always seems to tweak something here and there and probably can’t handle a full workload for a season.  I hate trying to sell McFadden right now with his hamstring injury, but his prospects aren’t going to get much better anytime soon.  If you are in a PPR league I wouldn’t be as quick to deal him.

Peyton Hillis: Hillis is the #1 back for the Browns.  He has a good offensive line, but he also isn’t that elusive and gets hit, and tries to hit people.  That wears down a defense and helps him finish out games, but how often do you think the Browns will be salting away games with a lead?  Not often.  Oh, and getting hit that often means your body also wears down.  He’s a solid RB right now and that is often a hard thing to come by, but if you can get something for him I’d give it a shot.

Lance Moore: I don’t think Moore goes away completely, but he isn’t going to surpass Colston in targets and when Reggie Bush returns his targets are going to fall.  You have to be careful with any Saints receiver and know they are going to have up and down games, so expecting Moore to continue getting as much work and production is going to leave you sitting in your pajamas drinking Schlitz and watching Springer.

Kyle Orton: He may not be regarded well enough to sell really high on him, but his passing yards are crazy.  I love Orton because he was probably a free agent pick up, but Orton is known for starting off well and wearing down.  He’s also been without Moreno and now he gets the Ravens this week.  If you have Orton as a backup and feel good about your starter I think you should find someone with a QB problem, which there are a few, and see if you can strengthen your WR/RB starters.

Tight Ends: I’m sure a few of you grabbed someone like Dustin Keller or Aaron Hernandez when you saw Zach Miller start slow.  It makes sense, but now they are all doing well and are worth starting.  I just don’t see any reason to hold onto bench tight ends, especially if they have any trade value at all.  Even if your starter gets hurt, there will be startable matchups on the wire.  It sucks, but you need to win now.  Put your resources into your starters.

  1. UGH says:


    What should I do with Forte? He looks terrible and CHI never runs the ball!! I’m in a non PPR shallow league. Should I drop him for Bush, Crabtree, or Z Miller? Or should I just hold? I don’t think I can sell him at all.

  2. emceeperiod says:

    Try the swordfish, it’s the best Doc, the best!

  3. Abe says:

    Doc – would you trade Jahvid for Ray Rice?

  4. Doc

    Doc says:

    @UGH: Yeah, that’s tough. I think you have to hold for now.

    @emceeperiod: I’ll just have the soup!

    @Abe: Yes

  5. Howard says:

    Hi Doc, Just looking at my waiver wire. Do you think Macbush or Felix Jones would be a better play than Brandon Jackson? I hate to give up on the guy but he’s done zilch since coming in and if the Pack are indeed looking for an RB his days may be numbered.

  6. Child Please says:

    .5 PPR league, QB, RBx2, WRx3, TE, Flex
    Trying to dish McFadden and I am targeting one team that is very weak at RB. I am targeting Marshall, Wayne, or Beanie Wells

    My team
    WR- AJ, Welker, Maclin, Bryant, Meachem, Cribbs
    RB- MJD, Bradshaw, McFadden, Felix Jones, Brandon Jackson, Torian

    I was thinking of offering Bryant/McFadden for Wayne, but I doubt that is accepted…Who would you target and who would you look to trade with McFadden??

  7. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Howard: Tough, but I’d lean Bush.

    @Child Please: It’s hard to judge how much value McFad has. I think it varies a lot right now. I think you should always start low, just try not to piss people off. If they laugh at you or get offended just send them a better offer. So that McFad/Bryant for Wayne is a good starting point.

  8. Joel says:

    Doc: great article, particularly since I cut Knox to pick up Lance Moore this morning, thinking Moore might be a better wr2 this week. Now though I see Cutler’s back vs. the Panthers. I have a number of mid level wrs for my wr 2 spot: Maclin, Moore, and ward, with Knox and NY Smith on the wire. Which 2 of these should I NOT have on my team at this point, and preliminarily which is the best bet for wr2 next week (Austin’s my wr1)?

  9. Dph3n0m says:

    Hey Doc,

    I’m in a 8 teams PPR league, my RB squad looks like this:
    Chris Johnson, A Foster, K Moreno & S Greene.

    I feel like Moreno will produce once healthy, so I’ve been thinkin of dropping Greene, since LT’s been getting all the carries.

    Below are the guys I’m thinking of getting::
    Mike Goodson (Car); he return kicks & catch passes on third down. He’s had at least 15 pts in all four games, so im liking the consistency.
    Michael Bush — Ryan Torrain — Lynch

    What do you think is the better options?


  10. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Joel: I think I’d want Moore next week with Ward on a Bye and Kolb probably dinking it around. I like Knox over Moore for the whole season though.

  11. Howie says:

    Is Cooley still > Zach?

  12. Howie says:

    Follow-up…non-PPR… Run DMC for Boldin?

  13. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Dph3n0m: I’m guessing you get points for return yards? If so I could see grabbing Goodson.

  14. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Howie: nope

    @Howie: Close, but I think so

  15. Howie says:

    @Doc: And I’m guessing you like Colston more than Boldin if I could swing that instead?

  16. Howie says:

    Questions a plenty tonight… Do I grab Lynch proactively from our waiver wire and dump Snelling?

  17. Joel says:

    final q of the night: rbs are best, Sjax, bradshaw, Hillis and Barber. our league is non-ppr. The guy with DeSean is offering him around. Given my horrible wr2’s and MBIII’s bye week over, I’m thinking maybe I should deal one of my 4 big RBs for a wr1. Would you trade Hillis for DeSean? I’m assuming that out of those 4 rbs, Hillis is the most expendable. I also could probably do Hillis for Fitz.

  18. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Howie: I like Boldin more.

    @Howie: I would

  19. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Joel: Yeah, I would do those deals.

  20. batman the horse says:

    need a QB to cover for a week 5 bye. Gramps Favre, Bradford (@Det), or Carson Palmer (v. TB)

  21. Howie says:

    @Doc: I recently dropped Shonn Greene for Hillis– and started Hillis yesterday. In a Jets world with LT, how does Greene stack up in my situation (I’m going to nab Lynch and drop Snelling…is Greene just a NY version of Snelling…a strong backup)? Is Hillis going to quickly trend downward such that he should realistically be viewed lower than any of the three (sans LT) RBs mentioned?

  22. emceeperiod says:

    Celek or Dreessen rest of season, PPR?


  23. Howard says:

    Hey Doc, If I ask a lot of questions it’s cause I have six leagues. My RBs are JC, Stewart, Hillis and Green-Ellis. Thinkin of picking up Beanie Wells. Who to drop? Either Hillis or Green-Ellis? Stewart has been yawnstipating too!

  24. Joel says:

    would you trade Austin and Hillis for Megatron and Mendenhall?

  25. amscalone says:

    have rice, foster, mathews, charles, forsett, barber. can only start 2 the rest of the way. trade forsett for lloyd in ppr? thanks.

  26. Doc

    Doc says:

    @batman the horse: I’d go with Bradford.

    @Howie: Hillis should be owned over Greene right now. I’d rather have Greene than Snelling.

    @emceeperiod: Hard to tell how things will breakdown between OD and Dreesen right now so I think you need to stick with Celek.

    @Howard: No worries. I would drop Stew for Beanie. Both aren’t doing much now, but DWilly is better than Hightower.

    @Joel: Quickly

    @amscalone: I wouldn’t. Looks like they are going to stick with Forsett at #1. Hopefully they’ll start getting him in the passing game more too.

  27. Wilsonian says:

    What do you think of any of these offers that I’m thinking about sending out (0.5 PPR, 1 point per 10 yards, 6 points per TD, 3 point bonus at 100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 150 yards rushing, 2 point bonus at 80 yards receiving, 4 point bonus at 135 yards receiving):

    McFadden/Hillis for Rice or Rice/Benson; OR

    McFadden/Hillis for AP; OR

    McFadden or Hillis (with a possible throw in of BJax) for Austin (dude is starting Brown and Hightower); OR

    McFadden/Hillis for Mendy; OR

    McFadden/Hillis for Turner.

    I currently have Wayne, White, Boldin, Marshall, Holmes, CJ, Hillis, McFadden, Best, BJax. We play 3 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 WR/RB Flex.

    Thanks as usual, man.

  28. Drew Crew says:

    Im looking to shop jahvid best for a wr in a 1 ppr league. Would asking for Maclin be selling too low? Or asking for Nicks asking too much?

  29. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Wilsonian: Most of those trades look good for you. I doubt you could get AP and I wouldn’t add Austin unless you can get trade one of your WRs in the process. I’d try to get Mendy or Rice with McFadden/Hillis. I could see offering a WR with McFad for Mendy too.

  30. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Drew Crew: I think both might be too little. I’d want a top WR. Best is best in PPR. If he’s healthy he will have a decent game against STL. Trade him after.

  31. Nate says:

    My Hillis and Ricky Williams for their Ronnie Brown. I’ve got to do that trade, right?

  32. Nate says:

    Also an alternate offer is Hillis for DeAngelo Williams straight up, but I’m leaning towards Brown because his playoff schedule (Aside from round one vs NYJ) is fantastic.

  33. Hennessey says:

    1 PPR. Should I offer Aaron Hernandez and Hakeem Nicks for Roddy White? White’s owner is weak at TE. I own Zach Miller, so cutting A-Her loose doesn’t hurt me.

    Would that be a fair trade?

  34. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Hennessey: I’d give it a shot

    @Nate: Tough. I like his schedule, but worry about his injury proneness. I think the Williams trade is safer, but if you want to take on the risk I can understand it.

  35. elwood blues says:

    For a bye week wr3: Hester vs Carolina or Mason vs. Denver?

  36. elwood blues says:

    I like the Bears D vs. Carolina.. but Minnesota is sitting there on the waiver wire due to last week’s bye.. do I pounce? Min. has some tough opp.’s ahead.

  37. Doc

    Doc says:

    @elwood blues: Yeah, saw that. I don’t think you want to start them against some of those teams. I’d lean Chicago.

    I’m leaning Hester. The Panthers pass rush won’t get to Cutler nearly as bad as NY.

  38. Hennessey says:

    @Doc: Ok, I offered it. If he counters with something else I’ll probably be back for some more advice. Thanks for the help, Doc!

  39. Mateo says:

    Im stuck between a rock and a hard place. I picked up Vick and my back-up is Cutler. Looks like both arent playing next week. I could grab Flacco for next week against the broncos but I gotta drop one of those guys. I could also drop Tolbert, Mathews or Greene but I’m hesitant to do so. Who would be the best choice?

    P.S. The Vick injury hurt bad.. Had a guy ready to pull the trigger on a Vick, Deangelo and Tolbert for MJD and Mendy trade before he got injured.

  40. Mateo says:

    Also how does this trade match-up?

    Jamal Charles, McFadden, Colston, Saints D


    Gore, Jennings and Steelers D


  41. yoshi says:

    What type of guy can I snag for Zach Miller? Started the season with Kolb and Stafford and you know how that went so now I’m stuck with Bradford and Josh Freeman at QB. Bradford’s been playin well recently so should I ride it out with him at QB. What type of WR could I possibly get for Zach Miller. Just need some help in gauging his trade value at the moment. Thanks!

  42. Derrick says:

    Worried about R. Moss at all?

  43. Buge Hoobs says:

    @ Doc:

    Who would you rather own in a std. PPR, Colston or S. Moss?

  44. Rookie Season says:

    Maroney was putrid. :) Replace with Mike Bell, Felix Jones, Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward, Ladell Betts, Danny Woodhead? Slim pickin’s. I guess go with Felix, right?

  45. Rookie Season says:

    ….or unknown Joique Bell over Mike Bell (all pending if McCoy sits).

  46. MrHappyTime says:

    Which Broncos receiver are you buying for the rest of the season outta Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd? Are either or both better options than Sims-Walker? I’m thinking so, but I want confirmation. Thanks in advance.

  47. MrR8DER says:

    To all –

    I am looking to pick up 2 wr off waivers – which 2 would you pick

    Crabtree – Garcon – D Thomas – Camarillo – A Armstrong – Jacoby Jones – James Jones -R Williams -Naanee -Gibson


  48. Pepe Silvia says:

    Am I crazy for thinking I might want to pick up Bradford and start him over Flacco and Cutler this week? (I’m DESPERATE for a win)

  49. johnny o says:

    Let M Bell sit on the waiver wire, or pick him up and drop brandon jackson

  50. Plainville says:

    How would you rank these options this week?

    QB – Kolb, Orton, Bradford

    RB – Torain, Lynch, Mike Bell

    So far this season, your advice is $$$ in the bank. Thanks.

  51. stumanji says:

    Is Pierre Thomas a “Buy”? Ivory and Betts both looked decent last week and the could possibly steal carries.

    I was thinking of offering a TE-less league mate Celek and MBIII for PT.

    Also, who do you like going forward, Beanie or Shonn Greenie? I’m super worried about the Cardinals Max Hall-led offense (and Hightower continuing to get carries) and new LT continuing to be old LT.

  52. mrfootball says:

    I thinking about selling Buster Davis – I notice you had some man-love for him last week – looks like a bad break up to me – did he even suit up this week ?

  53. stumanji says:

    Is Celek/Torain/[Beanie or Green] too much for Megatron?

    My WRs right now are Crabtree (finally was better), Santonio, Jacoby, and Naanee.

  54. Whiskey Diet says:

    This trade just went down – which team got the better end?

    Tony Romo
    Shonn Greene


    Jay Cutler
    Greg Jennings
    Justin Forsett

    Thanks mayne.

  55. MrR8DER says:

    would it be a fair trade either r mathews, moreno or j charles for b marshall?

    would you go for b marshall?


  56. Big Nate says:

    I can get Ray Rice and Mike Vick if I give up Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy. My starting lineup would then look like this:

    QB – Big Ben
    RB – DeAngelo / Beanie
    RB – Ray Rice
    WR – Andre Johnson
    WR – Greg Jennings
    WR – Knox / Floyd / Maclin
    TE- Keller

    Basically is the step down from Brady to Big Ben worth the upgrade from McCoy to Ray Rice? Make the deal?

  57. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Mateo: that sucks. I do think Cutler is going to play though.

  58. timSTi says:

    @Doc: I’m stuck with Eli at QB (drafted Kolb and have since dropped him) and it is absolutely torturous. He keeps having decent matchups but has been terrible. I’ve lost the past 2 weeks mainly due to his lack of offense. Do I need to make a move to upgrade QB? Best options on the wire are Henne & Hill.

    12 team . 5 ppr. 2-2 record

    QB – Eli
    RB – MJD, LdT
    WR – Jennings, Austin, Knox
    TE – Finley
    Flex – Beanie/DHB/Bowe
    Bench – D.Brown, Kuhn, Hartline

  59. trey says:


    RB-rice best
    WR-marshall nicks
    rb-wrflex – jamal charles
    te- keller

    i may be in a position to swap jamal charles for andre johnson

    standard scoring keeper league -AJ unkeepable next year charles with a 9th rd value….do i trade away that potential for a team of brees,rice,best,marshall,nicks,AJ?

    not sure who is the better option non-ppr

  60. Richard says:

    How much $$$ would you spend on Michael Bush? $100 to start with, none spent yet. The cash is spent only on waiver players, not free agents.

  61. Commish Cauda says:

    Which WR would you rather have moving forward in a 0.5ppr?

    Mike Williams (TB) or Johnny Knox?

  62. Commish Cauda says:

    Which RB would you rather have moving forward in a 0.5ppr?

    Jamaal Charles or Ryan Mathews?

  63. Mr2Bits says:

    Doc : Would you sell Hightower for Tolbert right now? Also, whats your taste on Roy Williams as I need a filler for AJ while he nurses his ankle?

  64. Mr2Bits says:


    Or Eddie Royal?

  65. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Big Nate: I’d go for it.

    @Mateo: I think you win that trade, but it’s close.

    @yoshi: It’s not huge, but I think with someone else he boosts your side a lot.

    @Derrick: nope

    @Rookie Season: I actually think Jacobs might be the way to go. Mike Bell would probably get the start if McCoy is out.

    @MrHappyTime: I’m really only buying Thomas, but he’s not getting enough looks. I think you have to go with Lloyd.

    @MrR8DER: The first 2

    @Pepe Silvia: I think Cutler will play and carolina doesn’t have much of a pass rush.

    @johnny o: Not much upside to Bell unless you need a spot start this week. McCoy shouldn’t be out long.

    @Plainville: hard to go with Orton against Baltimore. Love Bradford’s matchup and Kolb looked bluh. It’s between those two and I’m leaning Bradford. Torain out of that group. Portis won’t play this week.

    @stumanji: He’s a buy at the right price for sure. I would do that deal. Beanie and Shonn are about the same for me. I almost put them as buys because they should be had for cheap at this point.

    As long as you are ok at RB I could see making that trade.

    @mrfootball: I think that was Jones. It looks like the Gates show in SD. I wouldn’t hold onto Davis.

    @Whiskey Diet: It’s pretty fair. I think whoever upgraded their starters the most wins. Romo is an upgrade over Cutler. Forsett and Greene could be a wash and it depends on who Jennings is replacing.

    @MrR8DER: Yeah, I think as long as you need a WR upgrade and aren’t depleting your RBs it’s worth it.

    @timSTi: That’s tough. I don’t see any expendable parts to trade with. I’d give him this week and hope for the best against Houston.

    @trey: I’d do that trade.

    @Commish Cauda: Knox

  66. keith says:

    10team .5ppr league

    I have CJ, Foster and JC. Should I use the #1waiver on a M.Bush/Torain? I wouldn’t fathom this but Todd Haley makes me sad.

    However, we start 2 QB and my QB situation _really_ sucks with Palmer and Young. Could i perhaps pick up Bush/Torain and then try to trade one of my better RB for upgrades elsewhere?

    My WR corp (start 3) are also, uhm, not doing so well seeing as i have Fitz and Crabtree as my 1/2..welker as 3rd. I do have Lance Moore now along with D. Thomas and L. Murhpy but that’s a whole lot of meh.

    Thoughts!? Much appreciated.

  67. MrHappyTime says:

    So in a league that allows points for return yards you would pickup Eddie Royal over Lloyd and drop Sims-Walker right?

  68. Rookie Season says:

    Thanks for the input, Doc!
    Now, for some lineup magic:
    I’m going Romo vs Tenn over Bradford @Det
    I need a WR spot and a separate W/R/T spot.
    Lance Moore @Ari
    Santonio Holmes v Minn
    Derrick Mason v Den
    Brandon Jacobs @Hou
    Knowshon Moreno @Bal
    I might try Lance Moore again because the Cards are playing horribly.
    We’ll have to see if Moreno can play or not.
    I’ve been waiting to see what Holmes can give me.
    Jacobs might get more carries since Bradshaw is banged up.

  69. keith says:

    Great, thought so, thanks.

    That being said, do you have a preference either way regarding m.Bush or Torain?

  70. Commish Cauda says:

    12-team, 0.5ppr

    I own Bradshaw, Turner, Charles, Brandon Jackson and Michael Bush.

    I could use a WR…I only have Megatron, Boldin and Jacoby Jones

    Trade Charles & Bush FOR Ryan Mathews & Knox?

  71. stumanji says:

    Where do you rank Michael Turner among RBs the rest of the way?

  72. Nate says:

    Marshawn Lynch just got traded to the Seahawks. If he steals Justin Forsett’s fantasy value, I might punch a hole in my wall.

    On the upside, I have CJ Spiller and he might finally start to see action now…

  73. Frank Rizzo says:

    @Nate: Stupid, stupid Ted Thompson! STUPID!!!!!!

  74. Buge Hoobs says:

    @ Doc:

    Who would you rather own in a stnd. PPR, Colston or S. Moss?

  75. stumanji says:

    Was just offered his Steve Smith (Car) for my Torain & [Santonio or Crabtree].

    My WRs: Crabtree, Santonio, Jacoby, Naanee. I’m intrigued, but am not sure this improves my team though, especially if Smith sits this week and is on bye next. Do you like it? If so, which WR to give up?

  76. Mark says:

    mjd and clayton for CJ2k?

  77. Doc

    Doc says:

    @keith: I am leaning Torain, but it’s close.

    @Commish Cauda: I think you need to shoot for someone a little more consistent than Knox. Maybe Ward.

    @stumanji: I like him as a top 8 back, just not crazy upside.

    @Nate: He will definitely steal Forsett’s fantasy value.

    @Buge Hoobs: It’s close, but I’m leaning Moss in PPR.

    @stumanji: Hard to buy low on Smith right now. Clausen needs to show signs of life.

  78. Howie Met Your Mother says:


    Big Ben, Marshawn Lynch and MINNESOTA D are the biggest names hitting the waiver wire tomorrow. I have one empty roster spot, but I’m looking to make claims on the first two (maybe all 3 if you think Minnesota is an upgrade over San Diego). Who do you see as most droppable from this team?

    QB: Orton, Flacco
    RB: CJ2K, Rice, Forte, Bradshaw, Spiller
    WR: Austin, Jennings, S.Smith (NYG), Wallace, M.Williams (TB)
    TE: Finley
    DEF: San Diego

  79. Hennessey says:

    Stand pat with Bengals D/St vs TB, or drop them for Rams D/ST @ Det?

  80. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Mark: Yeah, I’d do that.

  81. christopher says:

    Just saw Lynch was traded to Seattle…yech.

    What does this do to his value?

  82. Doc

    Doc says:

    @christopher: Helps Fred Jackson and Spiller. Hurts Forsett. Gives Lynch a very slight bump.

  83. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Hennessey: I’d stand pat.

  84. Nick says:

    @Doc: After all the injuries this weekend I made some moves and now my QB/WR/RB look like this…

    McNabb, Big Ben, Vick
    R Wayne, R White, Ward, Hester
    Greene,McCoy,Brown,M.Bush & Torain (just picked up both) & Hightower

    Looking to dump Hightower cause he’s a waste of roster space. Would you pickup M. Lynch, K Britt, N Washington, Housh or Evans? I’d have to start Hester if I dont grab a receiver. I’m also forced to start M. Bush and Torain week 5 due to byes and McCoys injury. I also have to start Greene which is getting frustrating so I could start Lynch if I grab him over Greene…..

    Thanks Doc!

  85. Nick says:

    Choice is also available…but my guess is I should be looking for a WR considering I have 5 RB’s even after dumping Hightower

  86. G.O.B. says:

    Non-PPR, do you like Witten or Zach Miller for the rest of the year?

  87. Joel says:

    Hey Doc: for the rest of the season, in non-ppr, would you rather have Nicks or Djax?

  88. Jah says:

    QB – Rivers
    WR – Andre Johnson
    WR – Collie
    WR/TE – Hines Ward, Mike Thomas, Dez Bryant, or Naanee
    WR/RB – Forsett, Green-Ellis
    RB – Foster
    RB – Bradshaw
    TE – Daniels or Heap

    I’m 4-0 and have first waiver priority that carries over each week. Should I grab Marshawn Lynch or Mike Bell off waivers or hold tight and wait for an injury or a leaguemate to make a mistake drop?

    I have a weird feeling Andre Johnson’s injury is for real. I’m thinking about trading a RB for a WR1 or WR2 asap, and then trading Andre for a RB1 after next week’s games or after his injury talk dies down. Should I just sit tight?

  89. Jah says:

    oh….PPR by the way

  90. Don Tom says:

    .5ppr would you trade Hillis for Ray Rice?

    Mcfadden and Crabtree for someone like Randy Moss?

  91. Commish Cauda says:

    @Don Tom:

    If you can get Rice for Hillis…run, don’t walk and hit accept.

  92. Mateo says:

    Are any of these guys worth dropping for Torain? Greene, Moreno, Tolbert, Mathews..

  93. John says:

    Hey Doc,

    I’ve been offered Ray Rice for my Welker + Benson. 2rb/2wr/flex league; my leftover WR’s would be Maclin & Steve Smith (Car), Brandon Lloyd and Kevin Walter. This would give me a Gore/Bradshaw/Rice combo at rb/rb/flex though


  94. stumanji says:

    Gore has been a stud for me, but if I can get Rice & Marshall for him, I’ve got to do that, no?

  95. jpop says:

    my bradshaw and lance moore for colston and moreno.
    deal or no deal?
    my other rb are mojo, best, charles, lynch
    my other wr are r. moss, jennings, owens, holmes

  96. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Nick: I’d grab Lynch and look to trade for a WR2/3.

    @G.O.B.: I trust Romo to stay upright all season. I worry if Grads goes down he could take Miller with him.

    @Joel: DJax. Vick will be back.

    @Jah: I think Lynch is worth grabbing. Daniels is drop worthy and Forsett is very close to it at this point.

    @Don Tom: In a second

    @Mateo: Tolbert

    @John: I like the trade, but I don’t like taking Welker out of your starters. I could see trading Welker there, but would like to get a startable WR back.

    @stumanji: Yes

  97. Doc

    Doc says:

    @jpop: Yeah, I’d do that

  98. UGH says:


    Who has better stats for this season?

    Torain or M Bush?

  99. Wilsonian says:

    Who do I play in Week 5 in a 0.5 PPR? This is my lineup so far:

    QB: Bradford
    WR: Wayne
    WR: Austin
    WR: Williams (TB)
    RB: Bradshaw
    RB: Torain
    TE: Keller
    W/R: Moore
    BN: Cutler
    BN: DezB
    BN: Beanie
    BN: Moreno
    BN: Ward – BYE

    Thanks for the help, as usual. I can’t figure it out, but even if Moreno goes, I’m not sure I would start him @BAL. And Beanie has been weak so far, but I’m always afraid of missing the big game.

  100. Derrick says:

    In a .5 ppr league, I am thinking about offering Jahvid Best for Roddy White. We play 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s QB, TE, K , Def…White would be my Flex spot guy because I have Moss and AJax at WR and I would have MJD and P. Thomas at RB.

    Would you do this if you were me?

  101. Derrick says:

    Check that, our league is .7 PPR.

  102. Smokey

    smokey says:

    @Doc: Randy Moss may be a Viking in a few hours minutes or days according to multiple sources.

  103. MJD Took A Knee says:

    If the Moss trade happens who is a must pick up? Tate and Hernandez?

  104. trick dad says:

    @doc: how much does favre’s value increase with randy moss catching his passes?

  105. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Tate is only one available for me. Do I use #1 waiver. My team NonPPR

    Cutler – Ben
    AJ – Colston
    SJax – Charles

    Knox – Williams TB – Lynch – Torain
    Rackers – Bengals

    Not really sure who would I drop? I could drop the K or DST and figure it out later heh

  106. Smokey

    smokey says:

    @MJD Took A Knee: Tate would be his replacement, Hernandez already has a ton of value in that hybrid wr/te spot.
    @trick dad: Moss>Berrian or any other WR on the vikes nuff said.

  107. Doc

    Doc says:

    @MJD Took A Knee: The deal isn’t done. I would hold off until we know more.

  108. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Yeah the twitter stuff getting me antsy. Fun stuff though. Wish something concrete before tommorow.

  109. Omnificent says:

    Is Eli Manning a buy right now?

    I thought so, traded Jennings and Hasselback for E Mann and Colston in non PPR.

    What say you?

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