This time of the year players are nursing a lot of injuries and just about anyone can step up and win you your fantasy season, but nobody has given us a JC Superstar or Jerome Harrison kind of performance yet.  But we are on the lookout!

Derek Hagan: Our man Hakeem Nicks will be a no go for at least the next three weeks and after reading a little bit about compartmental leg syndrome, I can’t say he is a lock to be back in three weeks.  Steve Smith is out for next week, but could be back the week after.  Hagan will become the #2 receiver for next week at least and they get the Jaguars.  He’s worth a spot start if you are lean on receivers.

Blair White: I don’t believe Austin Collie will play next week, which makes White a good start.  And there is a chance they will be very careful with Collie and we could get a few weeks out of White.  Manning likes his hands in the slot (ewwww).

Tony Romo: He could be back for the fantasy playoffs, but it is no lock.  I could see pairing him with Kitna since the Cowboys have a nice playoff schedule.

Maurice Morris: Jahvid Best has dueling turf toe-itis and won’t go on Thursday.  Morris is no lock for a big game, but in PPR he is worth a flex play.

Cadillac Williams: Caddy seems to be excelling in the secondary roll now that LaGarrette Blount is getting the bulk of the carries.  If you are in a PPR league he’s worth checking out.

Beanie Wells: He can’t seem to stay healthy, but he still has top 10 running back ability.  Instead of grabbing a Mo Mo or the Cadillac Kid, get the Beanster on your team.  He could continue to aggravate injuries and do nothing, but his upside is much higher than anyone you are going to grab off the wire.

Pierre Thomas: See above.  He should be back for week 13 and has a decent schedule.

Keiland Williams: Clinton Portis lasted about a quarter and hurt his groin again.  That kind of self mutilation is not cool Clinton.  Ryan Torain looks like he is still hurting so Williams should get the start this week.  James Davis has been activated and he has upside, but he’s just too much of a question mark at this point to grab unless you are in a very deep league.

Mike Thomas: Mike Sims-Walker has a high ankle sprain and I’ve yet to hear a timetable on his return so this give Thomas a little more time as the #1 guy.  If he’s available he needs to be grabbed.

Brandon Gibson and Laurent Robinson: Here are two Rams receivers that could help some teams down the stretch, but you sure can’t rely on them.  Sam Bradford is just plain good and if one of these guys can step up, he’ll get him the ball.

Joel Dreessen: If Owen Daniels is out again, Dreessen draws a nice matchup against the Titans who are weak against tight ends.  He would just be a spot starter.

Jimmy Graham: If Payton has any clue (which he should) I think he’ll give Graham more work from here on out.  Of course that has yet to be seen, so he is still a risky play.

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Damion
Damion
11 years ago

1.)I picked up dressen for week 12. what about Owen Daniels??? What are the odds he could come back and take the starter spot?
2.) San Fran D or New Orleans D??

emceeperiod
emceeperiod
11 years ago

Is Kenny Britt a “see above”?

Joel
11 years ago

Doc: Nicks!!! My wrs are Nicks, Boldin, Buc Williams, Knox and Blair white project. Non-ppr, td heavy. Q: would you rather have james Jones rostered than Knox or Blair White if you were me?

emceeperiod
emceeperiod
11 years ago

Got any projections for Rusty v Worst Pass Defense?

Joel
11 years ago

doc: non-ppr. yds only 1 pt per 20, so real td heavy. peyton’s my qb.

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

@doc,

I guess if I stick with dressen and daniels ends up getting the start I could pick him up….because I would up a creek without paddle since my other options : kellar and jimmy graham both play Thanksgiving. who you prefer out of those four this week????

zack neugut
zack neugut
11 years ago

i have a huge matchup next week, im in 6th and playing the 7th place team and im not sure who to start. for qb i have brees and kitna playing each other so i figure ill go with brees.

its 3 wr 2 rb and 1 wr/rb

my receivers are: dez bryant, randy moss, mario manningham, michael crabtree, blair white, jabar gaffney
my running backs are: knowshon moreno, ahmad bradshaw, LT, donald brown, beanie wells

I have no clue who to play want to help me? im thinking dez randy manningham moreno bradshaw and LT but im really not sure. I really like LT next week after the greene fumble since i dont think greene will be playing much. anyways any advice on who to play would be much appreciated.

Slim
Slim
11 years ago

i have santana moss, roddy white, mike wallace, and Mike williams (TB)and already made the playoffs should i drop Kenny britt for back up defense like Arizona, dallas, or miami based on their schedule?

Gambler
Gambler
11 years ago

Which RB do you like in the near future: Keiland Williams or Justin Forsett?

Also which TE do you like: Tony Gonzalez, Pettigrew, Boss (no Nicks or Smith), or Dressen?

Joel
11 years ago

Doc: in the scenario above, would you go with James Jones or Knox, ros?

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

Doc, for the playoffs would you drop Best for Pierre Thomas?

Kevin
Kevin
11 years ago

Hey Doc, thanks for the help thus far. Got another for week 12.

This is my current lineup:
QB: Rodgers
WR: Welker & DJax (Also have S Moss, S Rice, and Mike Thomas)
RB: JC Superstar & SJax (Also have R Bush, F Jones)
TE: Hernandez (NE’s TEs have been a mess. Should I grab another? Pettigrew, Watson, and Boss are all available)

Need a W/R for flex. Also, do you think I should play Moss over Welker? Thomas has been pulling in the TDs as of late as well.

Thanks again.

charlie batch
charlie batch
11 years ago

in ppr, do you pick up Hagan or White?

K
K
11 years ago

@ Doc & Everyone else: I have a trade on the table to get McFadden, but due to league rules I have to drop another RB. My choices are either Felix, PThomas, or M Bush. Bush obviously makes the most sense, but I’d like to have Darren’s backup as I head to the playoffs (just wrapped up 1st rd bye). Who would you drop?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Doc: Drop Gronkowski (I have Tamme) for White or Thomas? 10 team league…also I switched to streaming D and am at NO. Do i drop for San Fran v. Arizona, Minnesota v. Cleveland?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

I have an issue with too many studs. I can’t figure out who to play this week. Doc, and anyone, help me set my roster for the week (it’s 0.5 PPR):

QB: Rivers
WR: White
WR: Wayne
WR: Colston
RB: Hillis
RB: CJ2K
TE: Cooley
W/R: DMC

Bench: Big Ben; VJax; Buc Williams; Boldin; Felix; L. McCoy

Any changes, substitutions, etc.? Thanks gentlemen.

dingbat
dingbat
11 years ago

Worth dropping Best for Donald Brown?

mikey
mikey
11 years ago

need some help… i got roddy white,nicks, mike wallace, and ochocinco for wr… now that nicks will be out 3 weeks should i stick with remaining 3 or pick up branch, burleson, mike williams (sea) or derek hagan? thanks man

demar
demar
11 years ago

should i stick with new orleans defense or pick up eagle D… thanks my man

hirsch
hirsch
11 years ago

stick with shaincoe or make a move on kevin boss or heath miller?

Steve Mc
Steve Mc
11 years ago

Is Blair White worth using my FAAB budget on in a PPR league? I currently have the most money left to spend and don’t want it to go to waste.

dentist
dentist
11 years ago

riddle me this…owen daniels or jimmy graham, rest of season

Harley
Harley
11 years ago

@ Doc: I’m tired for 2nd place but own the tie-breaker bc I lead the league in points. I don’t really have a shot at finishing in 1st place bc I’m 2 games back with 2 to go, so I’m juggling getting the bye and setting myself up for the playoffs.

Starting Line-up – 2qbs, 2rbs, 2wrs, 1te. I have Rodgers, Vick and Roethlisberger; Megatron, Dez Bryant, Sid Rice and Welker; Best, Shonn Greene, Torain, Keiland Williams and Woodhead; Gates.

I’m clearly very, very weak at RB. I was offering McFadden, JC Superstar or Mendenhall for Dez Bryant. Would you do it? I kind of think Dez will be top 5 WR for rest of year.

I am trying to trade Roethlisberger to replace Dez at WR, but not having any luck.

Thoughts?

sal
sal
11 years ago

@Doc: Thoughts on throwing VJAX right in there?

Madden
Madden
11 years ago

Doc,

Is Mike Goodson for real? Goodson and FJax is sitting on waivers in my 10 team non ppr league. Who would you rather have between them for the remaining games?

Nate
Nate
11 years ago

Should I still be holding on to Steve Smith (CAR), or should I cut my losses with a bad draft pick and move on? He’s an elite talent, but he hasn’t been producing at all, Carolina’s offense is poo, and Jimmy Claussen is extra poo. Should I hold him and hope something clicks, or should I drop him for someone on waivers that might help?

timmy riggins
timmy riggins
11 years ago

@Doc: was offered AP for my Roddy White, Colston, and Tolbert

10 team league – we start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 flex

Id have Vick, CJ, JC, AP, V-jax, Bowe/Harvin, Gates……..take it or is it too much to give up and would only part with bowe/harvin instead of white or colston? The trade would be with the first place team (im in second)

Thanks

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Drop Torain for Mo Morris? 0.5 PPR

Rookie Season
Rookie Season
11 years ago

I have Vernon Davis, Brandon Jacobs, Joseph Addai, and Nate Burleson. Should I get a backup TE for Davis? Dropping Jacobs for Hoomanawanui, Graham, Boss, etc?

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

12 team NonPPR 2WR/2RB/Flex

Ben – Cutler – Romo
AJ – Colston – Vjax
Hillis – SJax – Charles – Torain – JStew

Going to try and grab Mike Thomas to block anyone from grabbing him. But who should I drop? I already have a problem with who to start in Flex with Charles or VJax. I don’t think I could ever start Torain over anyone. JStew maybe week 15. Holding hope that Romo plays again.

Who would you drop Torain – Romo – Cutler for Mike Thomas.

kjwhitcomb
kjwhitcomb
11 years ago

Hey Doc,

Your advice has been spot on all year! Quick PPR line-up question:
1 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex

RB: SJax, Blount
WR: Roddy White, Mike Wallace, Mike Williams (TB), Nate Burleson

Been doing Jackson plus the web (WWW), but Burleson has been coming on strong and has the Pats. Do I stand pat or give Nate a try? If Burleson’s in, who’s out?

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

Looked at wire and Blair White / James Jones / Mike Thomas all unowned. How are those guys ranked ?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Doc: Forgot to mention, Cleveland @ Carolina, NE @ Detroit & Minn @ Wash (messed up the last matchup)…still San Fran?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Doc: Also choose 1 RB to go w/ McCoy, Blount @ Baltimore, R Brown @ Oakland or K Williams v. Min (hes projected 17pts in Yahoo, not sure how…)

batman the horse
batman the horse
11 years ago

Pick three starters from this fine selection of WR:

Megatron v. NE
Harvin @ WAS
DJax @ Chi
Mike Wallace @ BUF
VJax @ IND

Thanks!

ArtVandelay
ArtVandelay
11 years ago

Nicks and R. Moss owner here who is suddenly hard up for WRs and the trade deadline is tomorrow. I’m deep at RB. Would you trade Bradshaw for Harvin or V Jax? Which one would you prefer? Thanks!

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

Nicks owner. However, I have Wayne, Megatron and V-Jax to cover my three wide receiver spots plus Crabtree to play in a pinch.

Do I trust V-Jax going forward and pickup the best available option this week (Goodson is on the wire, thinking about targeting him, and already own K. Williams) or do I focus on WR? Thanks.

stumanji
stumanji
11 years ago

Start 2 WR & 1 Flex (non-PPR): Wayne vs. SD, Bowe @ Sea, Colston @ Dal, Floyd @ Indy, VJax @ Indy, Moreno vs. StL, Keiland Williams vs. Min.

Thanks, Doc.

Dakota
Dakota
11 years ago

Anyone’s input is welcome (questions are for three separate teams):

Gerrard or Cutler?

Crabtree or Welker?

Donald Brown, Cadillac or Keiland Williams @ flex?

Woodhead, Forsett or Crabtree @ flex?

Reggie Bush gonna play? Is he worth playing?

stumanji
stumanji
11 years ago

@Doc: Colston has a better matchup @ Dal, but I just don’t think I can sit Wayne.

It’s crazy to me that out of all those WRs, Bowe is the only “must start.” A few months ago I wouldn’t have even wasted a waiver claim on him. In fact, he was basically a throw in to a trade I made to make it 2-for-2 (Bradshaw and Demaryius Thomas for Wayne). The dude has been playing out of his mind since then.

zack neugut
zack neugut
11 years ago

you think crabtree is better than moss even against the houston defense?

kjwhitcomb
kjwhitcomb
11 years ago

Doc,

Did I do something wrong? You skipped right over my post (#34). Hope I didn’t offend you; you’ve been getting me through the season. Here it is again:

Hey Doc,

Your advice has been spot on all year! Quick PPR line-up question:
1 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex

RB: SJax, Blount
WR: Roddy White, Mike Wallace, Mike Williams (TB), Nate Burleson

Been doing Jackson plus the web (WWW), but Burleson has been coming on strong and has the Pats. Do I stand pat or give Nate a try? If Burleson’s in, who’s out?

BrooklynBill
BrooklynBill
11 years ago

Hey Doc,

I lost Nicks this past week, so I grabbed Derek Hagan as well as Sidney Rice. Trying to figure out the best lineup with my new guys for this week, still not sure who to put in my flex spot either.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!

QB: Matt Ryan, Schaub
RB: AP, Hillis, Brandon Jackson (pick 2)
WR: Manningham, Hagan, Santana Moss, Sidney Rice (pick 2)
TE: Tamme, Zach Miller
K: Cundiff (Shayne Graham is still avail tho..)
DEF: Cleveland

Happy Thanksgiving!

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

oakland D or SF D?