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.
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: Thigpen for Pennington in a 2QB league unless you are really stacked at QB. And Lynch for Jones unless you are weak at WR, then Garcon.
@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?
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)?
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
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?
@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…
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
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.
@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.
@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.
best bet for this week?
Better play at QB ROS:
oh, or Kitna.
2 quick questons.. drop shiancoe for gronk and drop torain for felix jones, thanks man
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
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
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.
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??
Who gets the start next week? Z.Miller or Gronk?
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
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
gibson or murph in PPR? Start one overr MSW?
Which one to start between SIdney Rice, Breaston, Hines Ward (assuming he will play)
As a backup to Charles and Peterson should I hold Jacobs, Forsett, or Fred Jackson?
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.
Torain to visit doctor for hamstring injury. That doesn’t sound good.
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?
@Black Beard: With James getting goal line work and Addai probably back soon, I would drop Brown first.
@Randy: I think you have to go with the healthy one in Williams for now. I’d probably lean Bironas.
@barker: I’d try Lloyd/Goodson for Moreno/Miller.
@Matt Leinart: Depends on who is available, but I could see dropping either.
@Nick: I’d drop Torain for Williams and start Greene over Ward.
@24hourjack: I’d try to add RB strength with Williams.
@Wilsonian: Tough, I like Gronk long term, but would rather have Keller this week. Probably depends on where you sit in your league.
@dingbat: Unless you need a starter I would stick with Beanie for now.
@Pepe Silvia: Meachem
@cfaris09: I’m leaning Kitna
@mikey: I’d do both
@Rookie Season: I’d probably lean Cleveland right now, but I need to take a closer look at the matchups.
@Penguin: That is tough, but I’d lean Knowshon. Mass, Roth if Asomugha is still out, Williams, Vick
@The Vaporizers: I’d get Gronk and Forsett.
@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
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.
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?
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)
Better WR to trade to get RB LeGarrette Blount…
Knox or Welker?
What D you like best for this week?
KC vs Arizona
NO vs Sea
Dallas vs Det
Cinci vs Buf
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?)
@Damion: Bowe/Williams McCoy/Rice
@Tggq21: Millier if he is healthy. Indy can be tough on TEs.
@Nate: With your team I would lean Shipley
@MJD Took A Knee: I was going to comment on Romo in this post and didn’t. It’s hard to to know, but if you have room and it won’t hurt your team I could see grabbing him just in case. I don’t trust Torain to stay healthy or Shanny to keep him as the starter. I’d grab Williams.
@elwood blues: I’d probably lean MSW.
@John K: Ward/Jackson
@TJ: I could see dropping Garcon or Johnson for Holmes. He is the #1 receiver. I’d probably lean toward dropping Johnson, but they are close.
@Wilsonian: That is a stacked lineup for sure. TEs are so hard to gauge from week to week. I think you are ok going with Gronk this week. Indy is tough on TEs, but Brady is hard to stop when he’s on.
@PorkChop Express: I actually like Miami’s schedule enough to stick with Marshall there.
@Neck Beard: I like Shiancoe as far as ability, but Fasano does have a better schedule. I’d probably lean Shiancoe.
@The Vaporizers: NO
@TDCC: I’d probably lean KC. I agree you can’t put a D against Vick right now.
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
@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
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.
@Jon Rockfeld: Who’s Guy Holmes?
@Wilsonian: Felix is a little risky, but does have a great matchup. I think you are good. I could see dropping Gronk for Keller. I do think he’ll have a better game for this week.
@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.
You are Guy, Holmes is Holmes.
@Jon Rockfeld: You must have me mixed up with someone else. My name’s Doc.
@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?
@Doc: just a follow up to help you answer, here are my RB/WRs:
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.”
NonPPR, rest of the way: F. Jones or K. Williams?
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
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?
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.
@Jon Rockfeld: Unnecessary quotation marks are unnecessary.