Good morning Razzians.  Here are some sitters and some starters for your perusal.  While you’re perusing you might find some guys that you could play in our Fanduel Super League!

Quarterbacks

Start

Josh Freeman: There are quite a few guys that would/will make good starts this week not named Vick/Brees/Rivers and so on, but I like Freeman’s matchup quite a bit.  In their last 6 games Atlanta has given up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks.  I see LaGarrette Blount slowed up which should push Freeman to throw more.

Jay Cutler: He is by no means a lock with that offensive line, but they have been getting their shizz together lately and the Lions defensive backfield likes giving up touchdowns.   I’ve been getting a lot of Cassel or Cutler start/sit questions and I can say I don’t have a huge inclination (does size really matter?) either way, but my tiny inclination goes with Cutler.

Sit

Ben Roethlisberger: the Ravens pass defense isn’t all world anymore, but with his foot ailing and the Ravens still a top end defense, I have to recommend sitting him.  With a rivalry game like this one it’s hard to predict, but I’m afeared.

Matt Ryan: The numbers for the Falcons’ passing game against Tampa Bay are abysmal.  Ryan especially has not fared well statistically against them, but the numbers are a bit skewed due to two bad games his rookie season and getting injured against them last season.  The problem is that even when he does well against them he doesn’t put up big numbers. His best game was 233 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs.  I think that is about his ceiling.

Running Backs

Start

Jonathan Stewart: The Seahawks have just been God-awful at stopping the run recently and Stewart showed some life last week.  He should get the start this week along with more carries.  I like him as a Flex/RB3.

Matt Forte: Mr. Martz is finally learning that when you run the ball it’s much more difficult to get your quarterback sacked.  This unMartzian strategy should keep Forte on pace for his 120 total yards and a touchdown average against Detroit.

Sit

LaGarrette Blount: The Falcons haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown or 100 yards rushing since week 2.  Add that cad Caddy to the mix and I worry about Blount lagging behind.

Cedric Benson: The Saints have been better against the run lately and Benson has been better at running poorly lately.  Add to that the probability that the Bengals will be playing from behind and you’ve got yourself a start for T.O. not C.B.

Wide Receivers

Start

Johnny Knox: He finally got into the end zone last week and gets the Lions who have been burned the last two weeks.  I’ve liked Knox all season and he’s on pace for 1,000 yards, but his lack of touchdowns still hurt.  I think with Cutler getting more time via better line play and a more balanced attack, J.K. has a shot at finishing the season strong.

Danario Alexander: Even though he doesn’t see the field enough for my liking, his skill set is too good to ignore.  Add that to the pitiful product the Cardinals put out defensively and you have a lot of upside. He’s still for the risk takers out there, but I know you are out there!

Sit

Brandon Marshall: Even though Henne and he will be teaming up again there isn’t much positive to go on.  I would let him prove to you that he’s worth a start coming off his hamstring injury.

Wes Welker: It will be interesting to see how the Jets play Welker, but whatever they do they will have him in their sights.  The Jets have improved tremendously with Revis healthy and you just have to steer away from starting the opposing team’s best receiver.

Tight Ends

Start

Kevin Boss: After Smith and Nicks come back it might be harder to start Boss, but they are out and Boss led the Giants in targets last week.  He should continue to see those targets.

Tony Gonzalez: Gonzo had 8 receptions against Tampa earlier in the year and with Talib and extra help on White, we should see him get a lot of targets once again and that is all you can hope for with tight ends this season.

Sit

Vernon Davis: The Packers are very tough on tight ends (I won’t go there) and Troy Smith is not doing much for VD’s numbers.  He could always grab a touchdown to make himself useful, but recently he’s been playing fake football as if he had VD (on his fantasy team).

Zach Miller: He has a nice matchup, but you just can’t start him the way his foot has been acting up during games.  Maybe if he had Philip Rivers instead of Jason Campbell throwing his way he could be useful at least while he was hobbling around out there, but he doesn’t.

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emceeperiod
emceeperiod
12 years ago

Cassel or Cutler…ppr? Ha. Just kidding.

emceeperiod
emceeperiod
12 years ago

Btw, while I’m up too here, couple grammatical errors on the Knox blurb. But for real, thanks in large part to your columns and advice I have first round byes in 5 of 6 leagues and I anticipate a fifth of Jaime headed your way come January…Next time you’re in Seattle we’ll share another one as well. Much appreciation, however I’ll try not to count my chickens…

emceeperiod
emceeperiod
12 years ago

*top

Eric
Eric
12 years ago

what about sitting Calvin Johnson? His QB is Drew Stanton and they’re going up against a tough Bears D.

barker
barker
12 years ago

sit white and goodson for ronnie brown and welker or mason or gaffney

or is that ridiculous??

the guy im playing has woodhead and brady going on monday and idk know why but i want a dog (welker) in that fight for monday

dont know why but i like playing the guys on mondays

cruisinkc
cruisinkc
12 years ago

Cutler or Orton?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
12 years ago

Is it time to drop Big Ben now? I’m kind of worried about his foot, and he’s only my backup to Rivers. Any of these gentlemen a better Rivers backup:

Fitz, Garrard, Freeman, Kitna, Romo (if and when he’s healthy), Palmer, Bradford, Henne?

TheTinDoor
JTin
12 years ago

I’ve been rotating 3 QB’s all year:
-Freeman
-Fitzpatrick
-Cutler

One of them seems to go off for 20+ points every week, but I’ve been picking the wrong guy (Cutler on the bench last week). How would you play it this week/rest of the season? The rest of my team is great, I don’t need a huge score from my QB most weeks.

Neck Beard
Neck Beard
12 years ago

Out of these 3 WRs; who do I start in my 0.5PPR League…W. Welker, M. Thomas (Jac), Legedu Naanee…thanks doc.

Nate
12 years ago

Carried over from the last thread:

In a PPR league, should I drop Keiland Williams? You never really know what’s going on in the ‘Skins backfield, but he’s a good runner and pass catcher. Plus, I know as soon as I drop him he’s suddenly Shannahan’s feature back.

My options for a replacement are new Shannahan favorite James Davis, Christopher Ivory, Tashard Choice, Anthony Dixon, Ladell Betts, Maurice Morris and Bernard Scott.

TonyD
TonyD
12 years ago

@ Doc

Should I start Naanee vs (Oak) since Jackson and Gates are out or should I start Steve Breaston vs (STL)? I also have Sidney Rice vs (Buf).

Like
Like
12 years ago

Who would you start? Pick 2 RB’s & 2 WR’s:
RB’s- Ricky Williams, Maurice Morris, L.Blount and B. Green-Ellis.
WR’s- Denario Alexander, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Mike Thomas and Jacoby Ford.

ArtVandelay
ArtVandelay
12 years ago

Playing for a playoff spot – win and I’m in! Start Welker, Goodson, or Crabtree at my flex?

Cole
Cole
12 years ago

Pick 2, 1 pt ppr. Gafney, Felix, Mason, Branch. I think a few are listed as questionable and after getting pitchforked by Javid last week as Branch dominated my bench, I am weary.

Jason
Jason
12 years ago

My head hurts. This is ridiculous. Win=In.

NON-PPR TD heavy i guess (+1pt every 25 ruYd/reYd +6pt TD)

Looking for a RB2 and Flex(rb-wr-te)

Could go with Goodson, Choice, R. Williams, Wells.
Flex could go with Obo, D. Alexander, Sid Rice or one of the above RB’s.

Thank you kind sir, in advance, for your wisdom.

FlyinHawaiianPizza
FlyinHawaiianPizza
12 years ago

Hey Doc –

Who ya like: Heap or Winslow for the playoffs?

Tom Brady
Tom Brady
12 years ago

Ridiculous. Freeman and Culter over Big Ben and Ryan? Almost as bad as the suggestion to sit me a few weeks ago.

nick m.
nick m.
12 years ago

16-team PPR. I’m in the playoffs as #3-5 seed and they start next week with no byes (Austin, Nicks, and James Jones are my other WR’s), do I drop VJax for for Denario Alexandar? And if so, would you plug him in to the Flex spot over Kellen Winslow?

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
12 years ago

Damnit. I’m afeared about Big Ben too but my other option is Garrard and he’s not healthy either. I’m thinking of sticking with Ben hoping he pulls out a SNF miracle for me.

Is Ben over Garrard so close that it’s a coin toss or is one a much better start than the other? I can’t tell.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
12 years ago

Also, still liking Boss over Winslow and Colston over Buc Williams for the week (0.5 ppr)?

Mike
Mike
12 years ago

I need to start one of these bums at my flex spot, .5 PPR. Any ideas?

B. Wesbrook
B. Jackson
B. Marshall
S. Greene
M. Crabtree

Don Tom
Don Tom
12 years ago

.5 ppr Pick 1 flex

Westbrook @GB
Brandon Jacobs vs Was
Beanie vs StL
Pierre @Cincy
Crabtree @GB

.5ppr Pick 1 Flex
Obamanu vs Car
K. Williams @NYG
Reggie Bush @Cincy
Beanie vs StL
Crabtree @GB
or blount

nick m.
nick m.
12 years ago

I also have the Giants D and the Chargers D. Would dropping the Giants D (since they face Min, Phi, GB in the fantasy playoffs) for Denario Alexander be a wise move since I hate carrying two D’s?

Randy
Randy
12 years ago

Need to start 2 of these 3 WR’s.
Tampa Williams, Knox, Ford
1 pt for 20 return yards.
Ford if returning kicks faces the suspect Chargers special teams
Thanks

Gary
Gary
12 years ago

Brady or Casell?

scott
scott
12 years ago

ppr, pick one of these guys to sit

Bradshaw
TO
McFadden
Fred Jackson
Mike Williams TB

Caprice
Caprice
12 years ago

Oy, WR headache. Which WR has the highest upside this week? Crabtree, Garcon, or R. Moss. I don’t care about consistency, just looking for the home run.

Flutie Flakes
12 years ago

Hey Doc –

Standard format, gotta pick my receivers… Def starting Colston, but need two more out of:

TO, Johnny Knox, Dez, Manningham, TB Mike Williams, Malcom Floyd.

Thinking Knox & Williams, but there are a lot of good things to pick from.

Mike F
Mike F
12 years ago

rest of the season back…..Anthony Dixon, Tashard Choice, or Ryan Mathews?

Mike F
Mike F
12 years ago

(cont.) or Chris Ivory? choose 2 please

Ian
Ian
12 years ago

Need to start one at flex:

Donald Brown
BJax
Bess

Ian
Ian
12 years ago

For what its worth, I also have Choice.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
12 years ago

0.5 ppr…right now I have Austin in the flex, per your advice. If Westy is a go, would you play him instead? Mo Morris and Gerhart are also available and I could drop the Blair White Project for one of them if you like either one of them in that flex spot (or bench spot). Thanks.

D Gross
D Gross
12 years ago

Who to start at flex:
Donald brown,
Randy Moss,
Ronnie Brown
ryan matthews
Shonne Green

Damion
Damion
12 years ago

@Doc,

With Tolbert being somewhat injured AND matthews coming back, should I still play him? or should I start blount???

Damion
Damion
12 years ago

or should I pick up mike thomas to fill in

Eric
Eric
12 years ago

hey doc,

Back to that question of Calvin Johnson earlier…

Would you play Davone Bess (vs Cle) over Calvin Johnson?

barker
barker
12 years ago

for flex spot bradshaw jacobs mike wallace or ronnie brown

and tolbert over all those guys for my rb2 spot?

Joel
12 years ago

Doc: my rbs are currently Westbrook (Gore’s replacement on my roster — ugh), Arian, Bradshaw and Blount. I have roster space for one additional “emergency back” — should I roster Bush, Mike Hart or Torain?

Joel
12 years ago

or Choice?

Max
Max
12 years ago

Pick 2 (+1 PPR):

Austin @ IND, S Johnson @ MIN, Manningham vs WAS?

Dan
Dan
12 years ago

Pick 2, ppr/pt per 5 rush league
Danny Woodhead, Hines Ward, Derrick Mason, Danario Alexander

B-Real
B-Real
12 years ago

Doc,
I need to start 2 RBs.
Unfortunately, I have Blount, B. Jackson, M. Goodson, M. Lynch, T. Gerhardt, and M. Morris.

Which two should I start?

Thanks,
B-Real

B-Real
B-Real
12 years ago

Cont’d…

I also could pick up R. Williams off waivers?
What do you think?