Well, we just saw one of the most dominating performances by a NFL player in, well, ever.  I can’t say I’m a fan of Mr. Vick (because I’m not) but you cannot deny that he is insanely good at playing football.  Last night’s game was a fake football player’s nightmare/dream.  I was on the receiving end of a Vick beat down and I can’t say I was singing about bluebirds on my shoulder.  Anywho, let’s look forward to a whole new set of games and players that might help us out.

(Doc’s Note: I got the Razzball FanDuel Leagues set up a little earlier this week so here they are — League 1, League 2, and League 3. I’ll also post my team for this week soon.)

Rob Gronkowski: Who knows what Bill Belichick will do next week, but it looks like Aaron Hernandez has lost out to Gronk for the time being.  There’s no use asking BB about this, so all we can do is guess.  And there isn’t a lot to go on.  The only thing I am going on right now is that Gronk caught three touchdown passes last week and is good at catching touchdown passes.  I could see dropping AHer for him and a slew of other mid-level TEs.  His upside is, well, you saw it last week.

Keiland Williams: While the Eagles were humiliating the Native Peoples, Mr. Williams was going off on his own securing a bunch of fantasy points, and yards and touchdowns, but those aren’t as exciting. Both Portis and Torain should be back at some point, but both are extremely injury prone and I could see Shanny making Williams his starter after this game.  Grab him.

Justin Forsett: He’s not going to all of the sudden score a touchdown every game, but he has more speed and open field ability than Lynch, so he’s worth having as a backup and Lynch might get into the end zone now and then, but with that offensive line it will be hard for him to gain many yards.

Fred Jackson: He’s probably already gone in your league, but if someone dropped him, he is worth a pickup, especially with Spiller out of commission.

Brandon Gibson: Picking a St. Louis receiver is kind of like picking which bullet you want lodged in your skull, but us fake footballers are masochists, so if you are looking to speculate once again, Gibson could become the deep threat Bradford sorely needs.

Danny Amendola: He’s now scored a touchdown three weeks in a row.  You can’t count on that, but if you are in a PPR league, he’s good to go.

Santonio Holmes: Yes, I know, he’s owned already, but I noticed while flipping through my ESPN site (yes mine is personalized) that his ownership was under 40% and yes 4/5ths of ESPN teams are run by my uncle Roy who has been too drunk to check his team, but just in case he is available, grab him for JC’s sake! (Edit: As somebody pointed out in the comments in a not so nice way, that 40% was the percent of teams that “Started” him.  He is now over 90%, but there seem to still be leagues out there with him on the wire.  So it’s always worth a check).

Louis Murphy: He is supposed to be able to go this week and should return to the #1 receiver position.  He’s worth a grab.

Dustin Keller: I know he’s been craptastic lately, but he did have 9 targets last week and gets the Texans this week.  He’s a great start.

Kevin Boss: With Steve Smith now out until December we should see more targets for Boss.  He’s nothing special, but he is moving up the TE boards.

Mario Manningham: Same as above, but Ramses Barden is also hurt and Manningham is a must add if he is available.  He had 16 targets last week and that will continue.

Vincent Jackson: If for some reason he is available, he is a must add.  Just one more week and you’ll have him back.

Malcolm Floyd: If someone in your league has given up on him you need to laugh in their faces while you pick him up.  Well, maybe wait until they turn around and snicker so they can’t hear you.  This week he will be the #1 again and even with VJax back he’ll be the #2.

Jerome Harrison: Unless LeSean McCoy goes down I don’t think Harrison will be fantasy worthy unless they score 60 points a game, but if you have McCoy or a deep roster, he is a worthy backup.

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Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

Better pickup in a 2QB non-ppr league. First, drop Pennington, Lynch or both for any combination of:

Garcon, Thigpen, or Felix Jones?

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

@Doc: Thanks Doc. Actually…would you prefer to keep D. Brown or Lynch at this point? Or is that contingent on the health of Hart and Addai?

Randy
Randy
11 years ago

I grabbed K Williams. Beanie is available too. Which is the better add? Also I hate to ask about a K… I have Rackers who I like. Bironas was just dropped. Hou/Tenn play week 15. Who would you rather have for that game(playoffs)?
Thanks

barker
barker
11 years ago

was just offered a trade
my brandon lloyd for michael bush / zach miller
what do you think???
current WR lloyd welker white wayne gaffney mason
current RB ray rice ronnie brown felix jones hightower goodson mcgahee
current TE moeaki daniels

should i ask for moreno and miller and if so which RB do i package with lloyd
also theres no chance i could put together a package to get Adrian peterson from this kid is there

Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
11 years ago

I shouldn’t feel bad about dropping Torain and/or Thomas Jones, should I? I have Bradshaw, MJD and Moreno ahead of those guys. I don’t think I can count on Torain to be healthy or Jones to be productive from here on out, so I’m thinking of taking a flier on someone else. Should I hang onto Jones because he might be a decent injury replacement later on?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Doc: In a 10-team league, still hold onto Torain, or swap for Williams? Also start Greene nxt week v Houston or stick with Ward (flex) & Blount (RB) , pick 2…

24hourjack
24hourjack
11 years ago

hey doc….Im in a league where Santonio Holmes and Johnny Knox are both available-its a non PPR league,and no,its not a 90pct abandoned ESPN league….

either one of them would be my 5th best WR(Wayne,Harvin,Bryant,Mike Williams-TB)….should I p/u one of them,or p/u Keiland Williams or Green-Ellis since my RB situation is not so strong(McCoy,Blount,T. Jones,McGahee)?….

2 WR,2 RB,1 TE,1 WR/RB

thnks.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Per your advice I dropped Keller for Gronk. Do you think I should try to pick Keller back up for the week and then try to roll with Gronk, or should I just leave my lineup as-is?

I’m so confused…damn you fake football.

dingbat
dingbat
11 years ago

@Randy: I’ve got the same question — worth dropping Beanie for Williams? Also, is it time to drop Jahvid? Last week’s no-show killed me.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@dingbat: I dropped Beanie last week, granted someone picked him up off waivers, but I think it was safe for me to drop him. I also have Bradshaw, Moreno, Blount and Torain, so at the time he was 5th on my depth chart, so it wasn’t a big deal to drop him.

It also depends on how big your league is if you can drop Best. I just dropped him, but it was in an 8 team league, and I dropped him for Felix Jones. So if it’s a small league and there are decent options available, drop Best. I don’t particularly think he’s 100% healthy, either.

Pepe Silvia
Pepe Silvia
11 years ago

best bet for this week?

Breaston (@KC)
Meachem (Sea)
Crayton (Den)
Gibson (Atl)

cfaris09
cfaris09
11 years ago

Better play at QB ROS:

Garrard
Freeman
Cassel
Hill

Thanks.

cfaris09
cfaris09
11 years ago

oh, or Kitna.

mikey
mikey
11 years ago

2 quick questons.. drop shiancoe for gronk and drop torain for felix jones, thanks man

Rookie Season
Rookie Season
11 years ago

Do you like any of these DEFs this week? Not great choices.
Det @Dal, Cinc v.Buff, SD v.Den, Minn v.GB, Atl @StL, SF v.TB, Cle @Jax, Jax v.Cle, Buff @Cinc, Ind @NE, Car v.Bal, Hou @NYJ, Den @SD

Penguin
Penguin
11 years ago

Hey Doc, got a couple sit/start questions for ya:

– DMC vs. PIT, Shonn Greene vs. HOU, or Knowshon vs. SD? Pick one. I’m leaning towards Greene b/c they’re gonna stack the box against DMC and I really like Greene’s matchup this week, but I hate that he’s still gonna split carries a lot.
– Massaquoi vs JAX, MSW vs CLE, or Welker vs IND? Pick one. Leaning towards Massaquoi due to JAX’s terrible secondary.
– Schaub vs NYJ or Roth vs OAK? Neither’s a good matchup since AJ will be on Revis Island and OAK’s probably gonna sack Roth 5 times, so which do you think’ll hurt less?
– Mike Williams (TB) vs SF or Steve Johnson vs CIN? Pick one (my other 2 WRs are Roddy White and Reggie Wayne, so I have to sit one of them now that the byes are over). I’m leaning towards MW since SF’s DEF is slightly worse, but both seem like good plays.
– Vick vs NYG or Sanchez vs HOU? Leaning towards Sanchez b/c it’s against HOU, but it’s hard to sit Vick after last night and what ‘dem ‘Boys did to NYG this week.

The last two are a nice problem to have, and since I’m in first in that league by a considerable amount, I’m not too worried there. The first 3 are in a league where I’m battling for a playoff spot and facing my direct competition for it. Thank for the help.

(iltat)…and if they’d only let Vick push it for one more quarter, I woulda had you this week too. :P

The Vaporizers
The Vaporizers
11 years ago

Hello Doc. Two quick PPR questions

Drop A Hernandez for Gronkowski or Boss?
I got Torain and Keiland. I am thinking about dropping Torain for Forsett.

Thoughts?

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

@DOC

I have Bowe, Austin, M.Williams(TB), Floyd, and M.Thomas(Lucky Bastard) at WR. Which 2 do I start this week???

I also have Blount, Mccoy, and Rice at RB. Pick 2 please.

And who would you fill in at FLEX out of the remaining options??

Trevor
Tggq21
11 years ago

Doc,

Who gets the start next week? Z.Miller or Gronk?

Nate
Nate
11 years ago

Dropping my backup TE Joel Dreessen now that Gates and the Chargers are back from bye. Who’s a better pickup in a PPR league, Jordan Shipley or Javarris James?

WRs: Andre Johnson, Danny Amendola, Jacoby Jones, Steve Smith (CAR)
RBs: Frank Gore, Ronnie Brown, Danny Woodhead, LeGarrette Blount, Beanie Wells, CJ Spiller, Joseph Addai

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

I have #2 waiver and I’m sorta hoping #1 uses it on Keiland. But should I use my waiver on KW since I have Torain already or just hold it? I would drop Lynch.

Also what do you think about Romo playing again this year? I’m starting to think I should drop Lynch who will never play for me and take a chance on Romo coming back for the playoffs.

12 Team NonPPR 2WR/2RB/Flex

QB: Ben – Cutler
RB: SJax – Hillis – Charles – Torain – Lynch
WR: AJ – Colston – VJax – Garcon

elwood blues
elwood blues
11 years ago

gibson or murph in PPR? Start one overr MSW?

John K
John K
11 years ago

2 questions:

#1
Which one to start between SIdney Rice, Breaston, Hines Ward (assuming he will play)

#2
As a backup to Charles and Peterson should I hold Jacobs, Forsett, or Fred Jackson?

stumanji
stumanji
11 years ago

A lot of you guys are really quick on the drop-trigger on Torain. I still think he’s got a lot more value than a guy like Forsett. Just my 2c.

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

Torain to visit doctor for hamstring injury. That doesn’t sound good.

TJ
TJ
11 years ago

Doc – a few questions:

I’m the one who dropped M Floyd, knowing that no one else would pick him up, and of course he’s still there, as is Holmes. My WRs are White, Lloyd, then Buc’s Williams, Steve Johnson, & Garcon.

Any of the bottom three worth swapping to get Floyd or Holmes? Also Collie is a FA, really liking him when he’s healthy over Garcon, wondering what you think of him.

RBs: Foster, Rice, Tomlinson, Blount, Best. Is it time to give up on Best? Can get Keiland Williams in FA.

Def for week 11: Atl, Ari, Cle, SD or Cin?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Doc: in response to the Gronk v. Keller question, I’m tied for first (and I’m first in points) with 3 other teams. It’s a small league and I’m ridiculously stacked. I actually have a huge problem with who to play for the week because I have too much goodness on my roster. Here it is and how I have it set for the week as of right now (available bench guys also listed):

QB: Rivers; BN: Big Ben
WR: White, Wayne, Boldin; BN: Colston, Buc Williams, VJax
RB: Hillis, CJ2K; BN: McCoy, DMC
TE: Gronk
W/R: Felix; BN: McCoy, DMC, Colston, Buc Williams, VJax

Any changes and would you do anything to try to pick Keller back up for the week? Thanks Doc…some whiskey is in order real soon for ya, man.

PorkChop Express
PorkChop Express
11 years ago

Competing for a playoff spot in a PPR Dynasty League and looking to add a WR at our trade deadline. Do you see any of the below as an improvement over Brandan Marshall?

R. Moss
TO
Boldin

Neck Beard
Neck Beard
11 years ago

Which TE do you like for the rest of the year, but mainly for playoffs? Shiancoe or Fasano…I like how Shiancoe is still getting targeted…but what kind of affect does the QB situation in Miami have on Fasano’s value, I really like his playoff matchups for me (Buf + Detroit)

cruisinkc
cruisinkc
11 years ago

Better WR to trade to get RB LeGarrette Blount…

Knox or Welker?

The Vaporizers
The Vaporizers
11 years ago

Thanks Doc.

What D you like best for this week?

KC vs Arizona
NO vs Sea
Dallas vs Det
Cinci vs Buf

TDCC
TDCC
11 years ago

Right now I got the Giants Defense, but there matchup vs Eagles isn’t looking too good after last night.

Would you stick with them or pick up 1 of these options:
Dolphins vs Chicago (Cutler has bad history with night games)
KC vs Arizona (Both of these defenses are available)
Cowboys Vs Detroit (But can you really count on this defense?)

Jon Rockfeld
Jon Rockfeld
11 years ago

Hey Guy Holmes is owned in 93% of ESPN leagues, STARTED in under 40%. Maybe you should customize “your” ESPN so that the person reading it isn’t a dumbass

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Doc: thanks man, I think I’ll probably just stick with Gronk. Don’t really have anyone else to drop for Keller, but I could always drop Gronk, hope no one picks him up, play Keller for the week and pick Gronk back up. Damn, that just confused me.

Do you see any lineup changes I should make for the week out of that lineup? I’ll repost it for clarity’s sake.

QB: Rivers; BN: Big Ben
WR: White, Wayne, Boldin; BN: Colston, Buc Williams, VJax
RB: Hillis, CJ2K; BN: McCoy, DMC
TE: Gronk
W/R: Felix; BN: McCoy, DMC, Colston, Buc Williams, VJax

Shockingly, I’ve lost 4 weeks with this lineup. Not so shockingly, I have the most points by over 100.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Doc: thanks again man. Might swap McCoy in for Felix, but not sure yet, and if Keller clears waivers Thursday, I’ll pick him back up – otherwise it’s me and the Gronk.

Jon Rockfeld
Jon Rockfeld
11 years ago

You are Guy, Holmes is Holmes.

cfaris09
cfaris09
11 years ago

@Doc I have too much depth, and the only thing I can think to do with it is to try and land a top-tier player with a 2-for-1. Am I giving too much if I couple M. Austin w/ Blount to get a guy like Foster, CJ2K, Peterson, AJ or Megatron?

cfaris09
cfaris09
11 years ago

@Doc: just a follow up to help you answer, here are my RB/WRs:

WR: Bryant
WR: Bowe
RB: Rice
RB: Hillis
Flex: Colston/Austin/Blount

Jon Rockfeld
Jon Rockfeld
11 years ago

Guy, You’re still wrong in your edit. “Started” (see the capitalized word in my first reply) means what percent of owners had him in their starting lineup, as opposed to on their bench. It doesn’t mean what his “initial ownership,” or what his ownership % “started at.”

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

NonPPR, rest of the way: F. Jones or K. Williams?

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

Hey Guy, Ben is my starter with Cutler backup. I was maybe thinking of using Cutler weeks 14 & 15 vs NE @ MIN. But what about Kitna (vs PHI vs WAS) or Hill (vs GB @ TB) as a backup instead. Ben has vs CIN vs NYJ which are not nice matchups for the playoffs.

Basically who is a better backup Hill – Kitna – Cutler

Freddy 4 Fingers
Freddy 4 Fingers
11 years ago

Dynasty league question ….

My tight ends are underachieving.

I am thinking of trading away Sidney Rice ($1), Tony Gonzalez ($8), and Aaron Hernandez ($1) for Vernon Davis ($2).

What do you think?

friar
friar
11 years ago

Doc, who do you think wins in this potential trade? All players are currently starters and would start on their new team as well. 10-team, 0.5 PPR.

Randy Moss and Knowshon Moreno for Dwayne Bowe and Ryan Torain.

stumanji
stumanji
11 years ago

@Jon Rockfeld: Unnecessary quotation marks are unnecessary.