Week 10 was not good to Ol’ Doc, but I have been sitting zazen and visualizing my players crossing into the end zone over and over as stattracker rolls over from the excess amount of fake points. I’ve also had a word or three with my teams and I think we’re on the same page now.  They seem to think it’s ok to suck, but now they’ve come to understand that I’m against that. So that’s good.  I hope all y’all’s teams didn’t suck as bad as mine. While they let that sink in I’ll take a look at some of the comings and going of Sunday’s games.

Marshawn Lynch: If you owned Lynch and saw the Cowboys and Ravens’ rush defense on the schedule you were looking for a place to hide and you may have wet yourself. Of course like we all predicted Lynch went off in both of those games. Oh, I mean as nobody predicted. In those two games he had 312 total yards and 2 touchdowns. That’s a touchdown in his last 5 starts. He gets St. Louis next week.

Chris Johnson: His 174 total yards destroyed his average of 71 total yards a game and his touchdown equaled his total for the season. I can’t say that he looked all that dominating from what I saw, but I’ll take the big game. The Panthers are as inept at stopping the run as a blade of grass so if you can sell high before the trade deadline I’d give it a shot. I could see him averaging 100 total yards from here on out, but the touchdowns won’t be numerous.

DeMarco Murray: He is averaging 170.5 total yards in his last 4 games and totaled 171 against the Bills with a touchdown.  If Felix Jones starts based on seniority all Cowboys fans should do mean things to Jason Garrett.

Tim Tebow: If you told me before this game that Tim Tebow would complete two passes and the Broncos would win I’d have said, yeah, that sounds about right.

Michael Vick: Now that was a crap fest by Vick and the Eagles for sure. Desean Jackson overslept and missed the game and then Jeremy Maclin was injured and missed much of the game so Vick was without his best receivers, but 16 of 34 for 132 yards, zero touchdowns and 2 interceptions is piss friggin poor. The Eagles are on a downward spiral right now. You’ll just have to hang on and hope they pull out of it.

Victor Cruz: He didn’t get into the end zone, but was targeted by Eli Manning 11 times and caught 6 for 84 yards. For an undrafted player he’s become a pretty reliable fantasy and real life player. The other Giants receivers also had nice games and both got into the end zone and each week all three have fantasy value. Hakeem Nicks is still the #1 but will also see the most extra coverage so can sometimes be held down.

Tony Romo: He went 23 of 26 for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns. His 88.5 percent completion rate is by far his best on the season as well as his 3 TDs and zero interceptions. Romo might be hit and miss in real football but continues to put up decent fantasy numbers and has a nice schedule ahead of him.

Frank Gore: His 6 carries for 0 yards really helped my team out. At least that’s what I said as sarcastically as possible. I mean screamed while throwing shoes, pillows, etc… It looks like he added a knee injury to his ankle injury. He did play in the third quarter so it’s not like he is done for the year, but Kendall Hunter will most likely start to see more work to give Gore some rest.

John Skelton: I’ve liked a lot of what I’ve seen from him so far, but his 315 yards and 3 touchdowns won’t be an every week thing to be sure. He is a better pure passer than Kevin Kolb and looks like he gives Arizona a better chance to win. Kolb is probably making too much money to lose the job to injury at this point though.

Larry Fitzgerald: If John Skelton is passing for 315 yards Fitzgerald better get at least 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. So let’s see, how did he finish? Oh, wow, right on the money. I think Skelton gives him the most upside week to week, but Kolb should be back soon and Fitz will most likely go back to his wide receiver 2 status.

Antonio Brown: He just continues to put up good games. He didn’t get into the end zone, but he did have 5 receptions for 86 yards on 6 targets. Mike Wallace saw 10 targets so I’m not too worried about him fading away any time soon. The blustery conditions made deep passes a bit perilous in Cincinnati so 60 Minutes’ upside was hampered.

Willis McGahee: He strained his hamstring and strained my FanDuel teams and strained my relationship with my TV. He left the game early and then Knowshon Moreno left with a knee injury and Lance Ball took over from there. Right now it looks like McGahee may return next week while Moreno’s injury looks worse. Stay tuned to this station for updates.

Roy Helu: So Mr. Shanahan decided to start Ryan Torain over Roy Helu and Rex Grossman over John Beck. Now I could care less about Beck vs. Grossman, neither have shown much to get excited about, but the Torain start is mind boggling. Helu is just a better player than Torain and it shows every week. And this week nothing changed. Torain rushed11 times for 20 yards and when Helu got some work late in the game he rushed 6 times for 41 yards and caught 3 passes for 13. I know it sucks but you have to keep buying Helu.

Marques Colston: Colston was very efficient catching 8 passes on 9 targets for 113 yards. A touchdown would have been nice but Colston looked like the best receiver out there and as long as his knees hold up he’ll get a few more touchdown’s before years end.

Leonard Hankerson: The rookie had a nice game catching 8 passes for 106 yards. He continues to show improvement each week and looks like the #1 receiver now. He was on crutches after the game, but it looks like they are just precautionary. Or at least that’s what the internet tells me.

Laurent Robinson: Filling in for Miles Austin Robinson finished the day with three receptions for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tony Romo was on targets and the Bills pass defense showed their inability to cover spilled milk with a paper towel. Romo’s effeciency led to few targets all around but Witten had 7, Bryant 6 and Robinson 4. I’d say that ratio will keep up while Austin is out.

Damian Williams: He is quickly becoming the #1 receiver in Tennessee and finished with 5 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown. This won’t be his norm, but I like him as a #3 WR going forward.

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keithr
keithr
11 years ago

I started Stevie Johnson, Julio Jones and Gore. They totaled 4 points. And yet, I’m headed into tomorrow up 28 with my AP vs Harvin and Jordy Nelson. Gotta feel good about that, no?

Scott E.
Scott E.
11 years ago

You just know Tashard Choice gets the start next week in his revenge game against the Cowboys (I’m gonna say 15 carries for 34 yards). I’m so glad I rid myself of all Redskins RBs when I dumped Torain last week.

Spliff
Spliff
11 years ago

I feel your pain Doc.

Good thing I have Gore, DMC and Felix on my team. How else would I be sitting in 12th place.

Nick CB
Nick CB
11 years ago

My Sunday’s been tumultuous to say the least. Heard that Manningham was a gametime decision, so subbed Laurent in at the last second. An injury fill-in ended up letting me take advantage of a 19 point day by Robinson. But then I had to deal with Dwayne Bowe, Julio Jones, and Jason Witten combining for all of 5 points. Blech.

Heraldo
Heraldo
11 years ago

Please help with some trade analysis:
I would trade M. Wallace & B. Lloyd for MJD & Jon Baldwin (throw-away).

10 team, Non-PPR, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex.

My team:
QB: Tebow, Hasselback
RB: Forte, Stewart, Hunter, Helu, Ogbonnaya
WR: Wallace, Bowe, Marshall, Lloyd, Harvin
TE: Gates, Pettigrew

His team:
QB: Vick, Ryan
RB: MJD, Hillis, Battle, LT, Starks
WR: S. Johnson, Colston, Burress
TE: Gronkowski, Davis

After viewing the ROS rankings, STL and PIT have tough passing match-ups going forward; although, JAC’s rushing schedule isn’t a cake-walk. But adding to the confusion, is that I have faith in J. Stewart and as I type, Hunter seems to be getting more carries due to Gore’s injuries. And I’m aware that is this effectively a 2 player for 1 player trade, so is MJD worth as much as I would be trading?

trevor
trevor
11 years ago

All but one of my teams is in the running. More than 50% should be qualifying for the playoff money.

SmokeTNT
SmokeTNT
11 years ago

Im 6-4 w/ Bradshaw, DMC, and Andre Johnson. VJAX, Tebow, and McGahee stole a win for me last week but my team is looking like total garbage right now. Also have Stafford, Helu, Ballard/Davis, Crabtree, 60 Minutes and Battle. Should I just sit tight mixing and matching junk or try to make some moves?

Van Haggard
Van Haggard
11 years ago

I got beat by arian foster and the bears defense this week, FML

Jack Burton
Jack Burton
11 years ago

Hey Heraldo, how did you get such a shitty squad in a ten team league?

Plainview
Plainview
11 years ago

Started Megatron and Santonio Holmes over Manningham and Decker and lost by one point – I give up.

TJ
TJ
11 years ago

Has anyone heard any recent news on Kenny Britt’s recovery from his injury? Starting to already think ahead to next year, and didn’t know if stashing Britt on my bench now to possibly keep as a 15th rounder next year might be worth it.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

I hate fantasy football. It’s simple as that. I’ve been watching CJ destroy my chances all season, then he finally shows up. But guess who doesnt decide to join the party? The rest of my team. Yes I’m talking to you Cam, Smiff, VJax, McGahee. It’s almost time to plan for next year. Thanks for listening to my rant.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

t impressing after surgery: Tennessee WR Kenny Britt, out for the season after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, has begun rehabbing for the Titans, reports the Tennessean on Tuesday. That will continue for the rest of the season. Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer was impressed with Britt in his rehab. “He had an operation and he’s walking around like it’s nothing. He’s just a freak of nature,’’ Palmer said. “If there’s anybody out there like that, we’d like to get another one of those.”
(Updated 10/11/2011)
Injury Report
Knee – IR. Out for the season
(Updated – 9/28/11)
Fantasy Analysis
This is excellent news for Britt, who is apparently healing up nicely already early on in his rehab work. That said, Britt is still out for the season and isn’t returning, despite these reports. Britt should continue to be avoided in Fantasy leagues outside keeper formats.
(Updated 10/11/2011).

RYAN
RYAN
11 years ago

Holmes,Earl Bennett,or Damian Williams ROS in standard league?
Thanks!!!

Salty Balty
Salty Balty
11 years ago

Hey Doc:

I’m 8-2 and trying to load up for the playoffs. I’m offering Vernon Davis and Michael Bush for Jason Witten. My lineup would look like this if the trade went through:

QB – Vick
QB – Ryan
RB – Shady McCoy
RB – M. Forte
WR – D. Bryant
WR – B. Lloyd
TE – Witten
Flex – Chris Johnson

I think that Witten is a significant upgrade over T. Davis and I’m not losing much by subbing CJ02K with Bush, especially when Mcfadden comes back. Am I giving up too much?

Thanks.

KIRK
KIRK
11 years ago

@Doc

First time post here, long time reader. Got a question for you. Right now in a 12 team league I’m sitting at 10-0.

I’m thinking about trading Dez Bryant (WR) & Aaron Hernandez (TE) for Andre Johnson (WR).

My other WR’s are:
Mike Wallace
Denarious Moore
Michael Crabtree
Earl Bennett

I also have Jimmy Graham as my TE.

Would you do this trade??

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

@KIRK: i like it for you

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 years ago

I traded Stevie Johnson for Aaron Hernandez. Please evaluate. (Here’s my team.)

I’ve now got 3 TE’s, 4 WR’s and 3 RBs. Drop Pettigrew for Helu or Hankerson? (Might need to go Helu what with Foster’s bye week and if Gore is too injured for next week.)

GB
GB
11 years ago

How droppable is Jahvid Best? I’m getting killed at WR, having Austin, Boldin, Sidney Rice, Nate Washington, and Jon Baldwin. I have plenty of RB depth, with Forte, DMC, M Bush, Ingram and Starks. Would Best and Baldwin be advisable drops for Earl Bennett and Carson Palmer, to back up Cam as my only QB? Thanks!

Adam
Adam
11 years ago

Bennett,Damian Williams, Holmes ,jacoby ford( if healthy) rest of season?
Standard league
Thanks!!

Anthony
Anthony
11 years ago

@DOC: is this a dumb trade? Im offering Rodgers for Wes Walker –

MY team right now is rodgers tebow, mathews mendenhall mcgahee best lawfirm, david nelson mike williams miles austin, gates, cundiff, packers defense

Im thinking if he accepts ill obviously start tebow and slot in wes walker

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

Doc, please help with this trade proposals that were offered in my 12 team standard league which bases ranking according to total team points:

Qb / 2 rb / 2 wr / 1 te / 1 flex / 1 k / 1 def

My team
Qb – tebow / Bradford
Rb – mjd

Ted
Ted
11 years ago

Hey Doc … looking for a defense or two for ROS … right now – in playoff position … semis ar wk 15 and if lucky super bowl is week 16 … are there some defenses out there likley not owned you might suggest? No trades in our league.

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

Sorry I got cutoff:

Qb – tebow / bradford
Rb – mjd / b jacobs / bradshaw / dmc / addai
Wr – Fitzgerald / nicks / crabtree
Te – Finley
Flex – f davis
K – Matt Bryant / Hanson
Def – Dallas

I was offered Tolbert and Andre Johnson for my dmc and another offer of fred Jackson and Antonio brown for my fitz and dmc. I also have only two more transaction left excluding trades. Should I take any of these two offers or stay put?

Thanks

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

If you had Finley would you drop A-Her for Holmes? My damn WRs are insanely inconsistent, as evidenced by my comment above.

Primetime
Primetime
11 years ago

Who do you like better for ros?

Jay cutler or Sam bradford?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 years ago

@Doc: Celek is my third. Here’s my lineup for general team evaluation: http://razzball.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=21815

heraldo
heraldo
11 years ago

Please help with some trade analysis:
I would trade M. Wallace & B. Lloyd for MJD & Jon Baldwin (throw-away).

10 team, Non-PPR, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex.

My team:
QB: Tebow, Hasselback
RB: Forte, Stewart, Hunter, Helu, Ogbonnaya
WR: Wallace, Bowe, Marshall, Lloyd, Harvin
TE: Gates, Pettigrew

His team:
QB: Vick, Ryan
RB: MJD, Hillis, Battle, LT, Starks
WR: S. Johnson, Colston, Burress
TE: Gronkowski, Davis

After viewing the ROS rankings, STL and PIT have tough passing match-ups going forward; although, JAC’s rushing schedule isn’t a cake-walk. But adding to the confusion, is that I have faith in J. Stewart and as I type, Hunter seems to be getting more carries due to Gore’s injuries. And I’m aware that is this effectively a 2 player for 1 player trade, so is MJD worth as much as I would be trading?

Benny
Benny
11 years ago

Who’d you rather have rest of season? Bowe or Marshall or Maclin?

Jeff
Jeff
11 years ago

Should I trade Bowe for Brandon Lloyd? Looks like Palko is going to be the starter indefinitely in KC..

Howie
Howie
11 years ago

@Doc: non-PPR– would you trade Romo/Mendenhall for Freeman/McCoy? I have Cam Newton and despite the Vick injury/Eagles collapse it seems McCoy > Mendenhall the rest of the way?
Thoughts?

Gametime
Gametime
11 years ago

I’m an Ed Dickson owner so what do you think about his performance. I didn’t really get to catch the game. Was is it one good game or do you think he will continue to get those kind of looks? Thanks.

Jason
Jason
11 years ago

Doc, I have two quick topics I need an assist on. Thanks.
What’s your thoughts on Foster and A. Johnson with the latest on their Qb going down for the season?
Also, do you think Mcfadden will come back and play like he did before he got hurt? I’m thinking of targeting for a trade, but I don’t want to be saddled with another hurt back. I have Gore and Bradshaw. However, I only have two loses, so I could weather this and be ready for wk 14-16. What do you think? Thanks.

ucbsharkbait
ucbsharkbait
11 years ago

Hey Doc, all — How would you rank these waiver options this week? My team is roadkill but I can help keep my friend out of the playoffs, so this is key. Alex Smith (@AZ), Carson Palmer (@MIN), Ponder (vs. OAK) and Skelton (vs. SF)?

bidan02
11 years ago

should i trade Steelers D and Dwayne Bowe for Eagles D and Jason Witten

Chris
Chris
11 years ago

Poor planning on my part…..I have both Jimmy Graham and Jacob Tamme on BYE this week at TE. Waiver wire is not looking good and I’ve got a head to head matchup to break the current tie for 1st.

In a +1 PPR, who’s your guy for this week only: Fasano vs BUF, Pitta vs CIN, or Scheffler vs CAR? All 3 have been sneaky productive the last few games…

Cracker Baggins
Cracker Baggins
11 years ago

.5 PPR, non-keeper

Which side would you want, Vincent Jackson and Ogbonnaya or Shonne Green and Holmes?

Jeremy
Jeremy
11 years ago

Would you drop Kendall hunter for Jhavid best? My other RB are forte, gore, wells.