Instead of telling you how good and especially how horrible your players were yesterday (yeah, I’m looking at you Kyle Orton) I thought I would take a look at some pickups that might help us in the fantasy playoffs.

Tashard Choice: He ran for 100 yards and a touchdown and except for a ton of goal line carries that he couldn’t do anything with he looks like the better early down running back between himself and Felix Jones.  He should continue to see a goodly amount of work and if he happens to be available you pick him up.

Chris Ivory: With his 100 yard, 2 touchdown performance, he may have helped solidify his spot as the lead back even if Pierre Thomas actually some day in the future returns.

James Starks: Our man Rex has had Indigestion over JStar for awhile now and finally we get to see him in a game in which he took over the lead back responsibilities.  He had 18 carries for 73 yards which isn’t Barry Sanders-like, but it does show that he has the trust of the coaches to take the bulk of the carries and that is all we ask out of our waiver wire friends.

Jahvid Best: I had written him off for dead, but he looked healthy against the Bears totaling 97 yards on 10 touches.  If someone gave up on him you should scoop him up.

James Davis: He had 9 carries to Keiland Williams’ 5 and also 3 receptions to his 2, and outperformed him with 81 total yards.  This isn’t much of anything when talking about the pathetic Redskins, but as long as Torain is out, Davis looks like the lead back and he has more ability than any of the Redskins runners.

Tim Hightower: The only reason I bring him up is because it looks like Beanie has completely lost all favor with The Whiz.  Of course this could change next week, but the Cardinals do have a decent schedule against rush defenses and Hightower had 15 carries for 81 yards against the Rams.

Jonathan Stewart: I’m sure he’s not available, but if he is, you have to get him.  Even though Mike Goodson got a TD he only touched the ball 3 times.  Tyrell Sutton had more looks than him.  Stewart is the only guy to own in Carolina now.

Earl Bennett: Figuring out who will get the ball in Chicago gets tougher each week, but Bennett looked like the real deal with some tough catches yesterday.  I would feel pretty good about adding him in PPR.

Roy Williams: With a nice fantasy schedule coming up and Dez Bryant out for the season, Roy is going to get plenty of looks.

Ben Watson: 10 receptions, 100 yards and a touchdown from a tight end would have come in pretty handy if you were crazy enough to start him.  Trying to find the right tight end to help you in your fantasy playoffs seems like an impossible task.  He gets Buffalo next week who isn’t strong against tight ends.  You could do worse.

Brandon Pettigrew: Drew Stanton has targeted him the most in the two games he’s played this season.  It’s hard not to like a tight end who is leading his team in targets.  I’m guessing he is owned on many of your leagues, but tight ends not named Gates and Tamme are being dropped and picked up all over the place.

Seyi Ajirotutu: He had 8 targets, with many of them of the bombish variety, but only grabbed 2 for a few yards.  But with those targets it’s hard not to like his potential as long as VJax and Naanee are still gimpy.

Anthony Armstrong: He had ten targets, hauling in 6 for 97 yards and a touchdown.  He also has a pretty nice schedule coming up with TB, Dallas and Jacksonville.  I like him to not suck too bad.

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Rookie Season
Rookie Season
11 years ago

As always, I have to bug you about early D matchups. Which two do you like?

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Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

0.5 PPR for the rest of the year (rank ‘em):

Cooley, Boss, Winslow, Dreessen/Daniels, Watson?

Stewart, Choice, Lynch, Starks, Best?

Driver, Meachem, Armstrong, Bennett?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Wilsonian: and would you play Watson over Cooley for this coming Week 14?

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

Hi Doc, What do you think of Sidney Rice going forward? Basically looking for a flex play for the playoffs: Rice, Bennett or Meacham?

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

I noticed Ivory on waivers. Would he be worth dropping Blount?

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

I did it DOC! I made the playoffs!! whoo hoo! I went from irrelevant and left for dead at 3-6 and made the playoffs as a 3 Seed at 7-6. Now out of these TE’s, whom do you trust to have the most production ?
1.)Boss, Celek, Dressen, OD, Shiancoe, Keller?
2.) Would you keep 1 of these guys or 2 just in case??
If so, which one or which 2?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Howard: NO! Did you see Blount this weekend? He ran all over Hotlanta’s Defense!

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

So get rid of Keller and Boss?

Nick
Nick
11 years ago

@Doc: Best option at defense next week, Raiders in Jax, TB in Wash, Atlanta in Carolina or San Fran v. Seattle.

Also dump Blair White for Starks, Ford Choice, or Driver (on waivers).

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

Is it ok to Drop Romo now?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Doc: forgot Celek was out there, as well. Cooley or Celek, 0.5 PPR?

Thanks as usual for the help. If Woodhead is under 18 points tonight, I lock up a playoff spot in my money league. Come on Jets D!!!

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
11 years ago

Howdy, Doc. Choice, Ivory, and Starks are all available on waivers. I have Mike Goodson and (tear) Beanie Wells on my bench. How should I order my waiver claims, and is Beanie worth holding?

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

@Nick Thanks, I missed that game!

Nate
Nate
11 years ago

This question is for anyone and everyone.

Should I cut bait with Joseph Addai? He’s mediocre to begin with, and as long as he’s been out I’m afraid he won’t even be mediocre when (if) he finally returns this season.

Problem is, I lost Gore, couldn’t get Westbrook, and I really don’t want to go cutting bait with someone who may/probably will be a feature back when (if) he returns. It’s a PPR league too and he catches a goodly amount of passes.

My other backs are Jonathan Stewart, Tashard Choice, Ronnie Brown, Beanie, Mike Goodson, LaGarrette Blount, CJ Spiller and Danny Woodhead (though for all intents and purposes Woodhead is more third WR/flex play on my team than he is ever actually used as a RB).

I guess I should also consider cutting bait with Spiller. I think the Bills will give him more looks, and it’s a PPR + return yardage league, but he really hasn’t produced this season when given the chances.

Waiver options include Ivory, Anthony Dixon, all Washington backs including Torain, Willis McGahee and Chester Taylor.

Rookie Season
Rookie Season
11 years ago

@Nate: I cut him this last weekend. It felt good. I held onto him for 8 weeks too many.

@Doc: Playoffs time. Who should I roll with at QB? Bradford @NO, Campbell @Jax, Stanton vGB, Hasselback @SF, Troy Smith vSea, Collins vInd, Tavaris Jackson vNYG. I know, what a sad bunch for my playoff run.

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
11 years ago

@Doc: Muchas gracias. I’ll be sure to pour one out for the Beanster if my claim goes through.

Howie
Howie
11 years ago

@Doc: What do you think about Mendenhall for Megatron in a non-PPR the rest of the way ?

TJ
TJ
11 years ago

Doc-
Who to pick up @ RB between: Choice, Starks or Best, and and are any of the remaining two also worth having over LT for wk 14-16 playoffs?

D/St for this week: Atl (@Car), Den (@Ari), SD, Sea

TJ
TJ
11 years ago

@ Doc – Ivory & Dixon available too…

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

@Doc: thanks Doc! Cooley it is (if I woulda played him this week instead of Boss, I’d almost be a lock to win this week). Come on Woodhead – CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE!!

Howie
Howie
11 years ago

@Doc: 50/50 timeshare in Oakland the rest of the way with RunDMC and (we’ve got) Bush?

MJD Took A Knee
MJD Took A Knee
11 years ago

I think I should have purposely lost this week since now it looks like I face Vick and Desean @DAL. Going to feel great losing to the .500 regular season team. Just like in the NFL. Go RAMS

Joel
11 years ago

Doc: Well, now that Bradshaw seems to be a stud again, it figures that Blount would begin to get screwed with. I just read that Morris is talking about taking goal line from him. So, next week, in the flex, non-ppr: Blount or Choice? I guess I’m leaning Choice now.

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

OD or Watson?

Pat
Pat
11 years ago

Which DEF in week 14?

OAK (@ JAC)
DEN (@ ARI)
CLE (@ BUF)
TENN (vs. IND)
IND (@ TEN).

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

I’m seriously gonna lose this week because CJ is pathetic and Woodhead is getting some BS tackles (we play IDPs). This is painful to watch. Now I have to win next week to get in the damn playoffs.

Damion
Damion
11 years ago

any Defenses looking like a good grab this week??? I have san diego, but jets, 49ers, raiders, and broncos are available?? who looks good?

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,
Should I pick up Donald Driver on waiver or roll with Fitz? Any other WR recommendations this week?
Thanks,
B-Real

Highlander
Highlander
11 years ago

Who to start at flex this week:
Harvin, Floyd, Torrain, Greene or Starks? ppr league
Thanks Doc

Lutefisk
Lutefisk
11 years ago

Doc,
Who do you like best (or more likely least worse) at flex this week? Benson, Bush (Raiders), or Garcon? Thanks.

Matt
Matt
11 years ago

Doc,

In H2h, 12-team league, nonPPR, who do you like better straight-up?

Jonathon Stewart (Car) vs. the Atlanta defense.

or

James Starks (GB) vs. the Detroit defense.

I’m torn because both showed great stuff last week. Only one slot, only get to play one in this critical playoff week. ARRRGH!

rob
rob
11 years ago

16 team league and fantasy playoffs start this week
Start WR Blair White or WR Earl Bennett as 3rd WR

Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,

Giants, Broncos, or Packers for a defense this week?

Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,
At TE?
Dickson, Hernandez, or Celek? Or any other waiver possibilities?

Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,

Big Ben or Sam Bradford?

Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,
Earl Bennett or Fitz?
Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,
Fitz, Manningham or Driver?
Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Even with a rookie QB and Champ covering him?

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Doc,
Fitz or Manningham with your play-offs on the line?
Thanks

B-Real
B-Real
11 years ago

Please