Updated 9/24

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  1. AdamH says:

    Damn! I was feeling Tolbert over Wells this week!

    Pick 2 of these 4 in 0.5 PPR:

    WR Mike Wallace
    WR Stevie Johnson
    RB Mike Tolbert
    RB Beanie Wells

  2. AdamH says:

    @AdamH: If anything is close in your mind, I’d prefer to lean “safe” over “go for greed” in this case.

  3. AdamH says:

    @AdamH: Crap! I mean pick 3.

  4. CL says:


    I just dumped Jerome Simpson (weed, commish smackdown coming?) for Sims-Walker in my WR3. 1 PPR, return yards. you dig?

    I have Sidney Rice & Eman Sanders on my bench…

    Also, I have Daniel Thomas in my flex this week for the 1st time. is it too early for him?

  5. CL says:

    oh, and would I really consider starting Stafford over Rodgers this week?? yes, I have both in my 12 team league…

  6. TheRealTaz says:

    Why Hass so low? He’s looked good and Denver is no stalwart.

  7. Derrick says:

    Sidney Rice for Deji Karim. Who wins? PPR – .8

  8. Steve Stevenson says:

    Best matchups play alongside Eli: Sanchez, Hass, Henne, Dalton (same bye, but jump off that bridge later), Campbell? Also, if Manningham doesn’t make it back this week, does Eli fall below any of the above for this week?

  9. Sean says:

    Who would you rather start in Week 3?

    F. Jones or D. Woodhead

    this is a 1 PPR league. I’m concerned about Felix being in a rotation. And I’m thinking Pats-Bills will be a shoot out which means less Law Firm and more Woodhead.

    Your thoughts would be appreciated

  10. Doc

    Doc says:

    @AdamH: I’d sit Tolbert. Feel like this may be Mathews’ breakout.

    @CL: I dig. No I’d give DT a go.

    @TheRealTaz: I think CJ gets the work.

    @Derrick: Both are waiver wire fodder right now, but Karim side.

    @Steve Stevenson: Hass. Might move to Sanchez

  11. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Sean: It would be the safer play.

  12. Sean says:

    To play Woodhead grey?

  13. Random Collmenter says:

    Hey Doc, would you drop Bess and pick up Amendola or Colston off waivers in a .5 PPR league? My WRs aren’t great other than Calvin – Percy, David Nelson, and Bess…. thinking about stashing Colston/Amendola for the 2nd half of the season.

  14. Joel says:


    Thanks for the rankings. also, like ur new column on rotoworld.

    Trade Q: in my td-heavy non-ppr league, my QBs are stafford and Kolb and my top wrs are Santonio and maclin. My TE is gronk.

    I’ve been offered the following: DJAX, marc Sanchez and keller for maclin, Kolb and Decker. I’d be using Keller as trade bait going forward, and Decker is my 5th wr.

    I’m leaning heavily towards doing this. My only hesitation is the downgrade from Kolb to Sanchez in case Stafford goes down. What do u think? Should I do it?

  15. Plainview says:

    Rank these a week 3 Flex plays:

    Shonn Green
    Mike Tolbert
    Jermichael Finley

  16. Jon says:

    Hi Doc, is it crazy to think about starting Cam over Vick? My goal was to trade Vick this week but the concussion isn’t really helping his value.

  17. Ryan says:

    Which 2 do you like most this week?

    Ben Tate @ NO

    Jahvid Best @ MIN

    Matt Forte vs. GB

    (standard scoring non-ppr)

  18. Lubey says:

    When I first glanced at your pic over at Roto, I could have sworn you were asian.

  19. Rags says:

    What do you guys think of Hillis and Big Ben for Brady and Manningham? I’m deep at RB (McFadden, Starks, DeAngelo, Tolbert) and weak at WR.

  20. B.J. says:


    I traded B. Jacobs and VD for Antonio Gates today. What do you think? 12 team non ppr. Jacobs was my RB5 behind DMC, Blount, Hightower and McGahee

  21. Ryan says:

    Ben Tate, Dez Bryant, and Anquan Boldin for Andre Johnson

    Should I make this trade offer for AJ? Boldin and Tate are bench players for me, so I’d basically be upgrading from Dez to Johnson. Am I grossly overpaying on this?

    (Standard Scoring Non-PPR)

  22. yuppie says:

    Mcgahee and Big ben for Phillip Rivers which side you like?

  23. bluety says:

    I have vick, cj,ingram, Greene,Nicks, plax, pearri G , Witten. I also have flacco and t.jones on the bench. Would you trade vick and ingram for mendenhall and either harvin or nate b. ? Thanks

  24. Trick dad says:

    Chester taylor or bernard scott better handcuff for the hammy/suspension issues?

  25. paulzone says:

    Am i giving up too much in these trades:

    vick or newton or stafford AND gore or bradshaw for matt forte


    vick or newton or stafford AND gore or bradshaw for chris johnson

    if you’d do either then who do you prefer out of forte or cj? or go after the mcfadden owner first? I couldnt get it by the mccoy owner and the rice owner is not responding….thanks

  26. agarthered says:

    So I should be starting benson over deangelo?

  27. hideousmutants says:

    I grabbed David Nelson to sub for Austin this week. Julio Jones is also available and you have him ranked 10 spots higher. Like everyone, I’m expecting a NE/BUF shootout and with Steve Johnson hurt I have high hopes for Nelson. Is the Jones ranking a reflection of Talib covering White and Jones getting a lot of targets?

  28. swingkungfu says:

    so it looks like vick will be ready to go on sunday, but i’m still tempted to play stafford. normally i wouldn’t be sweating the decision, but i lost JC and miles austin all in one day, so i’m a bit jumpy.

  29. swingkungfu says:

    also, at the moment, i’m starting both keller and daniels, since collie and manningham don’t seem like better plays. i did just pick up eric decker, though. with eddie royal out again this week, is he possibly a better play than either keller or daniels?

  30. hideousmutants says:

    @swingkungfu: I’d be tempted to trade one of your QBs (though maybe not this week) for a replacement for JC. I’m assuming you got Stafford late and he’s obviously going to way outperform his ADP and might fetch a solid RB.

  31. The Burghler says:

    3 questions

    12 team standard scoring

    Eli or Freeman?

    Tate, Best, Fred Jackson…need to pick 2

    12 team ppr league

    Reggie Bush, Moreno, or Spiller for my flex spot?

  32. swingkungfu says:

    i was thinking the same thing, actually. unfortunately, i may have gotten too cocky about my two year championship winning streak, turning off a good portion of the league from trading with me, hahaha.

    the team most likely in need of a decent QB has romo and flacco. he’s got cj2k, frank gore, jahvid best and ryan matthews as his RB’s. matthews is riding his bench, so i’ve been trying to make a play for him, but if he has a big game this week, that might change. unfortunately this guy was a last minute add to the league, doing it as a favor to us since we had a last minute drop out, and he’s not keeping up at the moment cause he just moved for school. we’ll see what happens.

    i know i could probably straight up get vick for arian foster. i just don’t know if i want to give up vick, hahaha.

  33. rascal says:

    Would you try to trade for DeAngelo in a 10 team league? Would give up Harvin (own WRs Steve Johnson, Holmes, LLoyd, Manningham, Harvin and RBs Mendenhall, McFadden, Ingram, McGahee, Moreno, Stewart).

  34. Doc

    Doc says:

    @rascal: I don’t like that JStew got so many passes last week. I’m not targeting DWill.

    @The Burghler: Tate, Best, Spiller

    @hideousmutants: Yeah, I like Jones to get a lot of targets. I like Nelson’s matchup as well, but we’ve only had the one good game against a bad KC team. Patriots pass D is bad, but Belichick has had Fitz’s number in the past. Just being cautious there.

    @agarthered: Well, Benson will get more work, but DWill has a better shot of breaking one. I’d probably go with the higher ceiling on that one. I may adjust the rankings too.

    @paulzone: Hmm, I’d probably do both with Cam and Bradshaw. PPR I’d go Forte, non I’d go CJ.

    @Trick dad: Scott

  35. Doc

    Doc says:

    @bluety: I wouldn’t want Flacco as my starter.

    @yuppie: Rivers

    @Ryan: I usually don’t mind trading depth, but the injuries this season have been crazy. I think you may be giving up a little too much.

    @B.J.: I’d say I like it, but Gates is hurting and I’m worried that he’ll be hurting all season. If he can go I like it.

    @Rags: I’d probably do that

  36. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Joel: I’d go for it

    @Plainview: Finley, Greene, Tolbert

    @Jon: I’d start Vick

    @Ryan: Tate, Forte, but really close

  37. Ryan says:

    I am starting to hurt for Running backs with Moreno, Ingram and Arian not producing or injured. If given the chance should I trade Forte for Turner and DeAngelo Williams?

    In a non-PPR 10 person league

  38. Project_badass says:

    .5 PPR League

    Would you drop Doucet for Titus Young, Danario Alexander, or Emmanuel Sanders?

    Would you drop Pierre Thomas for Delone Carter, Ringer, Bernard Scott, or Jason Snelling?

  39. PPR says:

    Heya Doc:

    Quick PPR start/sit question for ya – In PPR league for my flex spot I am contemplating whether to start David Nelson, J. Addai, or Ingram. Who should I start?

  40. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Ryan: I’m still worried about Turner wearing down.

    @Project_badass: Drop Pierre for Scott. Doucet for Young

    @PPR: Nelson

  41. Eng says:

    Start Sid Rice or Lynch at flex this week?

  42. timmy riggins says:

    @Doc: hi, is it possible that brian leonard and not bernard scott is the benson benefactor? does he have the capability to be a bruiser similar to peyton hillis if given the opportunity? (10 team .5ppr w/flex)


  43. matthew says:

    Hey Doc,
    kinda tied up over this one, would love your thoughts:
    Ive got roddy white, k.britt, reggie wayne and deion branch. Obviously Im starting the first two, but should I put branch in as my flex instead of wayne? PPR league. Thanks!

  44. Vince says:

    Hi Doc,
    I’m struggling with my flex play in a non-PPR league. Would you play Mike Williams (TB), Benson, or Greene? I was leaning Greene because of Williams’ dud last week and Benson going against the 49ers apparently stout run D, but don’t feel good about it. Who would you play? Thanks!

  45. Doc

    Doc says:

    @matthew: I would.

    @timmy riggins: The Cincy Enquirer is saying Scott would be the #1 guy.

    @Eng: Lynch

  46. Eng says:

    Thank you, sir

  47. stumanji says:

    I’m dangling Tolbert to a fellow owner, and he seems interested. Do you think I should ask for Starks or Lloyd? I love Starks’ to take the #1 job in GB and be a top 10ish RB, but I think I need a good 3rd WR more for insurance/flex/byes.

    12 team, 2RB/2WR/Flex:
    RBs: McFadden, Forte, Felix, Tolbert
    WRs: Wallace, Stevie Johnson, Manningham, Lance Moore

    TIA, Doc.

  48. trick dad says:

    start which two in PPR – Britt, Marshall, Welker? thanks!

  49. chicken coop says:

    hey doc,
    keeper league. should I trade Fitzpatrick and McCoy while they’re hot? I’m thinking of offering them for McFadden and McCoy. and should I do this before this week or after Sunday ?

  50. chicken coop says:

    sorry I meant trading shady McCoy and Fitzpatrick for Sam Bradford and McFadden. it’s abtwo qb league. already own Brady n’ SchuAb. so basically the trade is jut to get McFadden.

  51. bluety says:

    Have first wire pick up who should I get?
    D. Moore, D. Alexander, Gibson, or redman
    I currently have vick,intranet, cj, Greene, t. jones nick, plax, pierri, A.brown, Witten,

  52. emceeperiod says:

    Yo doc, ppr start 2: r bush, sproles, d Thomas? Thanks.

  53. MJD Took A Knee says:

    12T NonPPR QB/2RB/2WR/TE/Flex

    QB: Stafford – Eli
    RB: AP – Gore – Starks – Ingram – McGahee – B.Scott
    WR: Wallace – Manningham – Burleson – L.Moore
    TE: Gronk
    K: _______
    D: Chargers

    So I dropped my Kicker and picked up Scott but now I have no idea who to drop. If I don’t keep Scott at least he goes to waivers and I can move up a spot after someone grabs him. Any ideas?

    Thank you Doc

  54. Child Please says:

    .5 PPR

    FAs- Titus Young, Lee Evans, Gresham, or Kendricks

    Who would you drop Doucet for? Would you drop anyone else for one of the remaining 3 FAs?

    My team
    QB- Flacco
    RBx2- Gore, Best
    WRx3- Vincent Jackson, Welker, Lloyd
    WR/RB/TE- Felix Jones

    Bench RBs- Hunter, Spiller, Scott
    Bench WRs- Austin Collie, Doucet
    Bench QBs- Eli

  55. Child Please says:

    sorry, my TE is Witten

  56. erik says:

    10 man PPR league and I have a trade offer, please weigh in if you would. I had Peyton, so i’m left w/ Rex Grossman and Henne, but Gross has been decscent…

    I have MJD and i was offered:
    Philip Rivers and M Ingram for MJD


  57. inspiritu says:


    I know this is what the rankings are for, but I still can’t decide

    All my remaining running backs have serious issues (I already miss Jamaal Charles so bad)

    Pick 2 to start this week (non-PPR)

    Felix Jones, Tim Hightower, Beanie Wells, Brandon Jacobs, Dexter McCluster

    Strangely I’m leaning towards Jacobs and Hightower (would prefer a safe play)


  58. Megatron Lives says:

    .5PPR, 16-team, I have QB-Hasselbeck, WR-Megatron, WR-Jordy Nelson, RB-Best, TE-Gates, W/R/T-Fred Jackson, BN-Eli, Jacoby Ford, Sidney Rice, A. Dalton, Bernard Scott.

    I was offered Fitzpatrick and Denarius Moore for Fred Jackson.

    He really wants Jackson. He has RB: Dan Thomas, Ingram, McCluster, and WR: Boldin, Austin, Harvin, Branch

    I could upgrade at QB, but would leave me shallow at RB and WR. Should I ask for Fitzpatrick, Moore, and Thomas/Ingram? Thanks!

  59. sal says:

    @Doc: drop Owen Daniels for Fred Davis?

  60. MVP says:

    Who do you like better for the rest of the year:

    QB: Romo, Stafford, or Roethlisberger?

    RB: Best, S-Jax, Mendenhall, Foster?

    WR: Fitzy or Marshall?


  61. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:

    12-team, 0.5ppr, all TDs 6pts

    Lost Charles. My RBs are DeAngelo Williams, Jacobs, Benson, Scott and Helu.

    My WRs are Fitz, Mike Williams (TB), Burleson, Julio Jones & Little

    Trade Vick & Mike Williams FOR Matt Ryan & LeSean McCoy?

  62. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:

    Same scoring (0.5ppr)…Different league…same problem (lost Charles)

    RBs are Felix Jones, Tolbert, Ingram, Helu and Scott

    Was just offered Benson for Helu. (redraft league)

    What do you think?

  63. bluety says:

    should i trade T. Jones for : E.Decker or Nelson or Mike sim walker?

  64. DDT says:


    I’ve been offered Steve Smith (CAR) for Fitzpatrick, who is one of two back-up QBs I have in a 2QB league (the other is Sexy Rexy).

    My starting QBs are Brady and Ben.
    My starting WRs are V-Jax, Brandon Marshall, and Dez. I also have Jordy Nelson on the bench. We start a WR/TE and a RB/WR flex.

    Do I take the trade?

  65. nick m. says:

    I’ve been offered my Fred Jackson and Eli Manning for his Matt Stafford. PPR league, 4pts per passing TD. My other RB’s are AP, Beanie, and SJax. Would break my depth (especially with injury prone RB’s) but I am currently trotting Grossman, Eli, or Bradford out there. Pull the trigger?

  66. B.o.B. says:

    My RB1 is Mendenhall but after that my options are S Jax, F Jones and McGahee…I also have Burleson on the bench. Who you like for my RB2 and flex positions?


  67. topps says:

    Need 2 in a PPR from Burleson (Does Winfield cover the Slot guy?), Julio, or McCluster.

  68. hitts1 says:

    Need help againthis week Doc:

    Freeman or Grossman?
    Gore or B. Tate?
    Need 2 from S Holmes, H Nicks, S Moss?

  69. Doc

    Doc says:

    @hitts1: Grossman, Tate, Holmes, Nicks

    @topps: He has in the past. Burls, Julio

    @B.o.B.: I’d play it safe with McGahee and Burls

    @nick m.: No, FJax is worth too much there.

    @DDT: I would

    @bluety: I would for Nelson

    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): Nah

    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): Like McCoy there

    @MVP: Stafford, Mendy (NonPPR), Best (PPR), Fitz

    @sal: Can you get both. They are really even for me.

    @Megatron Lives: I’d try to get Ingram

    @inspiritu: I agree

    @erik: It’s fair. I’d go for it.

    @Child Please: I’d hold for now

    @MJD Took A Knee: Yeah, I think you have to drop Scott

  70. joel says:


    ROS, non-ppr: can u rank these 3 receivers: Lance Moore, Meachem, Julio Jones.


  71. Stink Nuggets says:

    Yikes! A lot of last minute decisions here. Would appreciate any help.

    Flex ppr – Wells/Harvin
    Flex ppr – Burleson/J. Nelson

    Standard scoring league – Which two would you play out of D. Nelson/M. Thomas/Sims-Walker. I’m looking for upside here since the other team is better than me.


  72. dlock89 says:

    I am debating between starting Nicks or Lloyd, Nicks is pretty much the lone receiver going up against a good secondary and Lloyd is coming off injury. It is a PPR league, I also have Mike thomas and Devery Henderson

  73. Drew Crew says:

    If Gates sit, do i go with Mcmichael or Ed Dickson in ppr?

  74. tomhimself says:

    hey Doc! Back again this year.

    10 team .5ppr league with standard yahoo scoring.

    Start 1qb, 2wr, 2rb, flex, te, etc

    My Roster
    Cam Newton
    Tony Romo
    Josh Freeman

    Greg Jennings
    Steve Smith
    Jeremy Maclin
    Brandon Lloyd

    Arian Foster
    Beanie Wells
    Reggie Bush

    Fred Davis



    I really like my team but I’m 0-2. I used my waiver to pick up Cam and now I’m back at number 3 waiver somehow. I want to drop Freeman for another RB or maybe WR. Here are my options

    Moreno, Thomas Jones, Bernard Scott, Helu, Danario ALexander, LaFell.

    Or just hold on to Josh Freeman and wait to after these weeks games to use my waiver? I would only have to use my waiver on Moreno fwiw, all the others are FA’s.


  75. vinny says:

    I am weak at WR2 in a standard league..right now i’m plugging in dexter mccluster…i know..

    i’m looking to pick up Mike Sims-Walker from waivers and use him instead..i was wondering who you think i should drop for him:

    demarco murray, deji karim, bernard scott, or dallas clark (my other te’s are aaron hernandez and owen daniels)

  76. Doc

    Doc says:

    @joel: Jones, Moore, Meachem

    @Stink Nuggets: Nelson/Thomas

    @dlock89: yeah, that’s a tough call. I’m going to lean Nicks.

    @Drew Crew: McMichael

    @tomhimself: Might want to shop Freeman in a trade, but if not I’d drop him for Helu.

  77. Cole says:

    Non-PPR. Pick 2. C. Johnson, Mcfadden, or Mendy?

  78. barker says:

    12 team non ppr

    lineup qb brees wr marshall meachem lance moore rb CJ2k brandon jacobs
    te graham flex bryant

    should i feel comfortable with dez in the flex ?? with a monday game and him maybe not playing here are my other options :

    steven jackson fred davis jonathon stewart delone carter ochocinco

    also should i play jackson over jacobs ?? and is moore my best wr3 option?

    thank you doc you work miracles on a fantasy football field

  79. chivas_irons says:

    need week 3 filler at RB 1-ppr
    off bench
    d. carter
    p/u off waivers
    M. Bush
    J. harrison
    T. Jones
    not alot of room to drop as I only have D. clark for a T.E.
    start clark?
    or p/u
    Thanking you in advance

  80. chivas_irons says:

    e. dickson also on ww

  81. BrewPackBuckFan says:

    hey Doc,

    Rashard Mendenhall for Ryan Mathews

    I was offered this trades in a Razzball Commenter league, my other RB’s are Rice & Forte.
    Before the season started I would have jumped all over this trade. But after watching last nights Steelers/Colts game I’m worried about Pittsburgh’s offense line. And Mendenhall just looks bad. I have only seen one Chargers game and Mathews looks like a good back. Thoughts, concerns?

    Sorry if this is in wrong area, loving the site.

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