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  1. Dan says:

    Hey Doc, need some help. I’m lookin to add a wr or te. My options are Donald Jones, mike sims-walker, preston parker, greg little, titus young, josh cribbs, michael crabtree and jared cook. who out of that group do you like most for the rest of the season? Thanks a ton!

  2. barker says:

    12 team league trade

    i give j stew i get reggie bush and dallas clark

    my rbs CJ 2 K steve jackson jacobs ridley stewart

    my te jimmy graham

    should i try to get manningham for stewart from the deangelo owner??

  3. teddy ballgame says:


    “The Week 4 Rankings for your perusing and abusing.”

    Just in case you missed that error.. or maybe it wasn’t an error… and the joke flew over my head.

  4. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Dan: I’d lean Young.

    @barker: I don’t like the trade for you. I actually like JStew quite a bit.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:

    @teddy ballgame: I’m lost. What’s the error? It’s late and I’m tired so it could be flying over my head!

  6. TheRealTaz says:

    @Doc: It says Week 4 instead of Week 5.

    Also, think Aaron Hernandez plays this week? My fill-in — Dickson — is on bye. And if I do pick up a replacement, is Dickson droppable, as I might gamble Hernandez returning soon anyway?

  7. Doc

    Doc says:

    @TheRealTaz: Hah! I am out of it!

    Belichick doesn’t tell us jack unfortunately, but I could see dropping Dickson for a replacement and hoping AHern is back next week.

  8. teddy ballgame says:

    I’ve been riding M. Williams (TB) and S. Holmes most weeks… now I’m not saying I’m blaming your weekly rankings (you guys have helped me immensely in fantasy)… BUT… Do you think these two will finally live up to your ranks this week or is their rank more a product of seeming safer than the options below them? Thanks Doc.

  9. bluety says:

    Who to start this weekend; cj, Greene, ingram, redman, or ridley? Thanks

  10. Doc

    Doc says:

    @teddy ballgame: Yeah, I would have really dropped them this week if they didn’t have such great matchups. They are hard to keep dragging out there I know, but I have to go with their usage and matchups this week.

    @bluety: CJ. The Steelers rush D has been poor.

  11. Lubey says:

    Wow Cam at 4! Never would have thought I would see him ranked this high before the season started. Good call on the rise of Cam through your qb tiers before the season started Doc.

  12. Lubey says:

    before the season started

  13. BA says:

    Doc, I drafted Manningham with confidence and was thrilled to grab him. I still believe he turns it around too.

    Is it a reach to start him as my flex this wk against suspect SEA secondary at home over L.Moore and Starks?

  14. barker says:

    12 team trade

    i give jacobs i get sid rice

    my rb c johnson steve jackson jstew jacobs ridley
    my wr marshall dez lance moore meachem antonio brown ochostinko

    i would probably drop ocho for hardesty ringer scott or karim

  15. Dan says:

    thanks doc. antonio brown just became available and i just noticed jacoby jones is out there. you still like titus young over those two guys?

  16. Chunk says:

    .5 PPR, need to start 3…. wells, ridley, redman, addai, starks, antonio brown?

  17. Money says:

    Would you trade Bradshaw for Harvin and Bowe in a PPR league?
    My Rbs are Mcfadden, Forte, Bradshaw and Starks and my WRs are Roddy, S.Moss, Wayne, Decker and A.Brown

  18. Project badass says:

    .5 PPR, non-keeper

    Would you drop Titus Young for Danario Alexander, Mike Williams (SEA), or Greg Little?

  19. Project badass says:

    UPDATE: Forgot to add a couple other WR
    .5 PPR, non-keeper

    Would you drop Titus Young for Danario Alexander, Mike Williams (SEA), Greg Little, Jacoby Jones, or Preston Parker?

  20. Marty Funkhouser says:

    @Doc: Dos preguntas…

    1. Could you rank Mathews, Hillis, Best and Greene ROS?

    2. Would you trade Brandon Marshall for Maclin with Henne’s shoulder booboo looking serious and byes forcing me into starting Lance Moore?

    Gracias, senor.

  21. Tim says:

    i cant see the rankings!?

  22. Steve Stevenson says:

    Dynasty league, carrying 3 TE (Graham, Daniels, Hernandez) because someone dropped Hernandez when he got hurt and even though I didn’t need him, I loved the value. Thinking of offering one to the Dallas Clark owner for Jamaal Charles. I think Daniels is the obvious first offer, but if that’s rejected, how high would you go? I’d hate to lose Graham in this format, but the prospect of trotting out Rice-Foster-Charles next year is awfully enticing, and TEs are stupid.

  23. Jhern says:

    Would you start Nate Washington or David Nelson?

  24. The Vaporizers says:

    Better bench stash for possible flex use: Jacoby Ford or Jarred Cook?

  25. Child PLEASE!!! says:

    @Doc: been waitin all week on these! thanks brotha!

    In prior years, if always consulted multiple fantasy sites for my weekly lineup changes. This year i’m solely using you’re rankings. I’m all in on RAZZ!

    haha thanks man!

  26. Joe says:

    Doc – I think you’re low on Pettigrew this week. He’s the #2 WR on the Lions and against the cover-2 the TE gets a lot of looks underneath.

  27. genghis chone says:

    Would you drop Bernard Scott, Ben Tate, Isaac Redman, Denarius Moore or Rex Grossman for Ryan Torain? PPR, we start 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WRs and a RB/WR. RBs are Forte, Felix Jones, Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, Scott, Tate, Redman; WRs are Hakeem Nicks, Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Moore; QBs are Vick, Fitzpatrick and Grossman. I’m getting killed by byes this week so RB/WR is a toss-up between Redman and Moore. Thanks!

  28. Would you go with Decker or Tolbert this weekend in rb/wr spot?

  29. Mungfisher says:

    I cannot deal McGahee to anyone in my league. And these are guys that are starting Knowsean Moreno and Thomas Jones. (I’m 4-0, natch). Unfortunately, I need WR help for the bye weeks. McGahee for Manningham. Would you do it?

  30. Doc

    Doc says:

    Good morning ya’ll. I’ll get to your questions this afternoon. Gotta go teach/have my soul sucked from my being.

  31. Matteo says:

    I did not see Malcolm Floyd in the WR rankings. Was that on purpose? I thought that since he may end up being the Chargers only healthy WR this week that he may be a sleeper pick.

  32. B.J. says:


    12 team non-ppr. I get Maclin, I give M. Bush and R. Torain. My other WRs are M. Wallace, Dez, D. Moore, D. Nelson, MSW and my RBs are Blount, McGahee, DMC, Hightower. It would zap some of RB depth but the WAS backfield situation is shaping up to be a major headache. Plus if/when Torain goes down I’d still have Hightower to play.

  33. Ryan says:

    Wanted your opinion on a trade Doc, I give: Josh Freeman, Anquan Boldin, Jahvid Best- I get: Chris Johnson.

    Freeman and Boldin are both going to be riding my bench this season so I just see it as an upgrade from Best to CJ.


  34. haha what do you teach?

  35. Ser Mirwyn says:

    Seems like the whole IND O-Line is injured. Start K Walter at flx instead of Addai in a ppr league?

    Also, get cute and start KC DEF over NYJ?

    Thanks Chet, for answering our questions and teaching our yutes!

  36. theguarantee says:

    Preface this question by saying clearly, based on your rankings you would play Meachem. I’m very concerned about Colston being fully back and the possibility of a huge lead and the Saints letting Ingram/Thomas unleash on one of the worst defenses I’ve ever seen. That said, would it be a mistake to start either Titus Young or Michael Crabtree ahead of Robert Meachem this week?

  37. timSTi says:

    @Doc: What type of WR you think I can target with packaging Blount & either Thomas or Meachem?

    .5 ppr if it matters. Wanna sell as high as I can on Blount and need a WR2/3

  38. CL says:


    Right now, I have James Casey in my flex because Andre is out. You dig? 12 team, 1pt PPR, return yards. Kendall Hunter & Titus Young are out there… thoughts?

    Thanks man!

  39. Bluety says:

    Should i trade Vick, Nicks and one of (Greene, Ridley, or Ingram) for Run DMC, Bush and Eil?

  40. I got an offer of Matt Schaub and Greg Olsen for Cam. I have Matt Ryan and Pettigrew. Should I sell high or continue to ride the Cam train?

  41. Chris says:

    Better spec hold for the near future (could really use the production sooner rather than later):

    Kendall Hunter or Delone Carter?

    Already holding Moreno, Ridley, and Tate….hurting bad at RB2 now that Tate is a backup again and Moreno is apparently holding McGahee’s jock.

  42. trick dad says:

    who wins: matt ryan/k. hunter for eli/starks?
    romo is my starting QB but can i get more for ryan?

  43. swalmy says:

    Eric decker or sidney rice fir week 5 . 5 ppr thanks doc

  44. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:

    Your thoughts on trading B. Marshall for Daniel Thomas? I’m thinking with Henne out it may mean more run plays for Thomas. I was pretty strong at WR til last week (A. Johnson, Miles Austin, Mike Williams (TB)) I think I can ride it out til Andre gets back. I was a JC owner, so I’m hurting at RB a bit. Thanks!

  45. CL says:

    is it time to move on from the Pittsburgh DEF and play the match-ups? or hold? Pitt DEF has always been a “set it, and forget it” sort of thing with me, but maybe no more?

  46. dantheman12 says:

    i have brandon lloyd and julio jones and julio which one should i start

  47. quimmy says:

    @DOC, @ALL: Tough situation here. I am 4-0 but just lost Andre. My current starting roster is:

    Smith (CAR)
    D.Nelson (rb-wr)
    Gresham (te-wr)

    I was offer ALL DAY for Andre and Hillis. Full PPR league. If I can stay afloat for 3-4 weeks until Andre gets back I should be in great shape for the stretch run. Or do I take this deal? Thoughts?

  48. Brian says:

    Hey Doc,

    I can start a TE at my Flex so I have a bit of a dilemma: Owen Daniels or Jahvid Best at my Flex? .5 PPR which should benefit both.

    RBs starting: McCoy / Fred Jackson
    TEs starting: Gronk


  49. Justin Y says:

    Who would you start in a .5ppr league, Tolbert or Redman? Thanks.

  50. Mizz T says:

    In my league McCluster is an WR. I’m thinking of plugging him in as my WR2 figuring he should be able to put up some decent points vs. that INDY run D. My other choice is Lance Moore & with Colston back I’m not quite as high on him. Your opinion on using Dexter???? TIA !

  51. Doc

    Doc says:

    @BA: It’s a risk, but they are saying he’s keeping that #2 job so I’d give it a shot.

    @barker: I’d rather have Jacobs

    @Steve Stevenson: Hernandez practiced today. You might wait for him to have a good game.

    @Dan: I like Brown in PPR and Young in nonPPR

    @Chunk: Wells, Starks, Redman (if Mendy doesn’t go)

    @Money: I wouldn’t

    @Project badass: No

    @Marty Funkhouser: Mathews, Best, Hillis, Greene. That’s close. I’m still leaning Marshall though.

    @Jhern: yes

    @The Vaporizers: Tough one. I’d lean Ford.

    @Child PLEASE!!!: Thanks. Hope we help.

    @Joe: Agreed. Moved him up.

    @genghis chone: I’d drop Tate for him and lean Redman if Mendy is out.

    @Jeremy: I like both, but probably Tolbert

    @Mungfisher: I think it’s a calculated risk worth taking

  52. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Matteo: It was an oversight, but I’m still not real high on him.

    @B.J.: Sounds good

    @Ryan: It’s fair. CJ should turn things around.

    @Jeremy: Writing and rhetoric

    @Ser Mirwyn: Addai is still averaging over 4 yards a carry so I’m leaning his way for now. I don’t think I’d want to start a defense against the Patriots. No problem.

    @theguarantee: I could see doing that, but I do think the Panthers will score on the Saints as well.

    @timSTi: You should be able to get a Brandon Lloyd type, but I’d try a little higher than that to start.

    @CL: Young would be safer, but I do have a good feeling about Casey.

    @Bluety: Tough call, but I probably wouldn’t.

    @Chicago Mike: I’d keep riding.

    @Chris: Hunter

    @trick dad: I’d like the Starks side. That’s about what you can get I’d think.

    @swalmy: Leaning Decker

    @MattTruss223: I’d take DT there

    @CL: I’d try to hold them, but I could see playing matchups for now.

    @dantheman12: Close. Leaning Lloyd.

    @quimmy: I would do that. I don’t like Hillis much with Hardesty there and AJ could be out longer than 3 weeks.

    @Brian: Best is assured more work.

    @Justin Y: Tough. In PPR I think I’d lean Tolbert.

    @Mizz T: I think it’s a good risk to take.

  53. Marty Funkhouser says:

    @Doc: Which side do you like in a Blount+Hillis for Mathews+Julio Jones trade?

  54. Marty Funkhouser says:

    …Scoring is .5 PPR, if that makes a difference.

  55. ham curtains says:

    Thanks for putting up with questions!!!
    1. Going forward ppr would you rather have Jacobs or redman?
    2. Ppr need 2 Jacobs ridley Starks.

  56. trick dad says:

    trade romo for greene & ingram? matt ryan would be my starting QB, and i need RB help with JC out.

  57. CT says:


    I’m really hurting at RB, starting Sproles and Tomlinson. But I’ve got some depth at WR, with Roddy, Miles Austin, DeSean, and Garcon. In a 12 team non-PPR league, which course of action do you recommend: 1.) Stick with what I’ve got and hope that Roddy (WR), Austin (WR), and DeSean (FLEX) make up for the weak RBs, or 2.) Try to trade DeSean for a lower-tier RB and stick Garcon in the FLEX spot? I’m just unsure as to whether a lower-tier RB plus Garcon is worth more points than DeSean plus Tomlinson or some other super lower-tier RB.


  58. wovenstrap says:

    Hi. My ESPN team is:

    QB Brady
    QB Newton
    QB Eli Manning
    RB Chris Johnson
    RB Blount
    RB Ridley
    WR Steve Johnson
    WR Mike Wallace
    WR S. Moss
    WR Lance Moore
    WR Garcon
    TE Davis
    TE Gates
    TE Olsen
    D/ST Tennessee
    K Gostkowski

    I’m required by league rules to TEs with 5 letters in their names. My record is 2-2. Having 3 top 10 QBs and 2 of the top 4 or so, I floated an offer for Brady OR Newton. A good team (4-0) offered me Jordy Nelson and Julio Jones for Brady. Should I do it? Will these WRs help me that much? Should I push for a runner? Thanks.

  59. wovenstrap says:

    He also has Forte. Should I just ask for Forte/Brady even up?

  60. Nick says:

    @Doc: You really like Starks over J. Stew? I have both and need to choose one for flex. I was thinking with Grant back to start J Stew but then again they both split carries. Whats the final verdict? Wait for gametime to see how Grant is (injury wise)?

  61. Mark says:

    2 questions please Doc.

    Newton or Stafford for the rest of the year?

    Mike Williams (TB)…good buy low candidate or not? Just looking for a WR3 to buy low on to go with Wallace and Marshall (since Super Mario has been far from Super).

    Thanks as always.

  62. Randy says:

    Jackie Battle? I noticed people are adding him today?
    Is he worth a look?

  63. Mark says:

    Also does anyone know why I can’t see the rankings? I’m guessing it has something to do with my internet settings but I’m not smart enough to figure it out. I’ve been viewing them on my iphone for the first 4 weeks but it’s getting a little annoying and I can’t scroll down. Thanks for whatever help anyone can provide.

  64. Mikey says:


    Trade advice: 10 team league. Vick my QB1, Matthews, Hillis RB1-2

    I trade Fitzpatrick/Best for his players Stafford/Tolbert.

    Staff gets my bye-week start, plus Vick insurance and trade material. I’m just nervous about giving up Best…

  65. Killer Joe says:

    Doc, trade question. I’m in first place in my 12 team non-PPR league, and I’m sitting on Stafford and Newton at QB. I’ve got Rice/Forte at RB and Megatron/B. Lloyd at WR, and plugging in the likes of Greene/B. Marshall/Starks at flex. Do you think it would be a good idea to try and trade one of my QBs for a RB1/WR1 type player? Guys like Andre Johnson/Welker/Chris Johnson are on struggling teams with weak QBs and I was considering making a play for one of them.

  66. nick m. says:

    12-team PPR (6 pts all TD’s). I have Stafford. Should I trade Romo and either Beanie Wells or Felix Jones for Forte?

  67. Commish Cauda says:

    12-team, 0.5ppr…Start QB/2RB/3WR/TE

    I lost Jamaal Charles and have been scrambling at RB ever since…

    My RBs are Benson, DeAngelo Williams, Brandon Jacobs, DeMarco Murray and Bernard Scott

    My WRs are Fitz, Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz and Burleson

    Trade Fitz & DeAngelo Williams FOR Felix Jones & Sidney Rice?

    What if he won’t do Rice but will do Garcon?

  68. Tex says:

    Would you trade Deangelo Williams and Tim Hightower for Romo? I have Vick and think I need a backup. I also have JStew, Torrain, McFadden, & Blount at RB. Freeman is available on waivers. Thanks!

  69. superfly says:

    Week 5 wr 2 options 1 point ppr d. Moore parker Tampa bay t. Young or burleson

  70. Justin Y says:

    Hey Doc, I’ve got Newton, Ryan, and Fitzpatrick at QB. I’m planning on dropping one to pick up Nate Washington from waivers, any suggestions?

  71. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Marty Funkhouser: Mathews

    @ham curtains: Jacobs is hurt so it’s worth keeping an eye on that. Ridley/Starks

    @trick dad: I don’t want Greene there.

    @CT: I don’t have enough faith in Garcon yet to do that. I’d hold your WR for now.

    @wovenstrap: I’d want more than that for Brady. And I would see if you can get a runner.

    @wovenstrap: Yeah

    @Nick: It’s close, but I’m a believer in Starks.

    @Mark: I like both about evenly, but Stafford is safer. I’m not high on Williams. I think he’ll do better than he has though.

    @Randy: He’s not very good.

    @Mark: Haven’t noticed others with the problem. We did have a glitch for a little while where they weren’t showing.

    @Killer Joe: I’d hold for now.

    @nick m.: Probably

    @Commish Cauda: I would, but would rather have Rice

    @Tex: I would

    @superfly: Young

    @Justin Y: Fitz

  72. Child PLEASE!!! says:

    @Doc: would you trade Josh Freeman (i have Cam starting), for Stevan ridley?

  73. Ryan! says:

    Trade proposed to me: Sidney Rice (Me) for Mark Ingram (Him)

    Is this a good time to sell high on Rice to buy low on Ingram?

  74. B.o.B. says:

    With Steven Jackson and Felix Jones on a bye and Mendenhall injured, my team is a bit in shambles this week. My other RB options are McGahee, LT and Redman. My WR are Calvin Johnson, Stevie Johnson, A.J. Green, Nate Washington and Mike Thomas. Who should I play with 2 RB & 3 WR spots and 1 W/R flex? Also if Aaron Hernandez is good to go this week, you like him or Pettigrew? Thanks Doc!

  75. paulzone says:

    would you make this trade? 0.5 ppr

    i give newton/gore and get mccoy

    current team:

    qb-vick, stafford, newton
    rb-gore, bradshaw, starks, greene, redman
    wr-megatron, welker, decker, denarius, floyd

    te, k, d – i stream all these poistiions…

  76. Project badass says:

    non-ppr, no keepers

    Send Shonne Greene and McCluster for Jordy Nelson and Starks?

    My team:
    QB- Ryan, Fitz
    RBx2- Greene, Tolbert
    WR/RB- McGahee
    WRx2- White, Stevie Johnson
    WR/TE- Sidney Rice
    TE- Fred Davis

    BN RB- Hightower, Daniel Thomas, McCluster, Hunter
    BN WR- Gibson
    BN TE- Clark

  77. Drew Crew says:

    Would you bump antonio brown over denarius in ppr?

  78. robert says:

    @Doc- for three WR spots I have Wallace, Smith(Car), VJack, Lloyd, Julio Jones. Which three would you start? VJack is a possible early pull like last week. Jones goes against a weak GB. Denver will play catch up all game. Can’t decide.

  79. Doc

    Doc says:

    @robert: Tough. I’d probably sit Vjax just to be safe. Then it’s between Lloyd and Julio which is really pretty close, but I think I’d still lean Lloyd in Non-PPR.

    @Drew Crew: Yeah

    @Project badass: I would

    @paulzone: Only if you’ve exhausted all other trade possibilities.

    @B.o.B.: I’d lean Pettigrew until we see him play. McGahee, Redman, Calvin Johnson, Stevie Johnson, A.J. Green, Thomas

    @Ryan!: I would

    @Child PLEASE!!!: Hmm, I think I’d want to keep him as a backup unless there is a decent selection on waivers.

  80. Nick says:

    Is Mario Manningham or Titus Young the better play this week? Young seems poised for a breakout but Manningham has the obvious talent.

  81. Ken Plane says:

    We start 2rb, 2wr and 1 rb-wr – Who would you start from Greene, Stewart, Deangelo, Wallace, Manningham or Moore.Or would you drop Deangelo for Ridley and start him over any of the others?

  82. Random Collmenter says:

    Was offered Finley for McGahee and Ridley. I think I’m going to take it because I need a TE and my RBs are already stacked: McCoy, Best, Beanie, and Blount.

    What you think? Right now I have Gresham in the TE slot.

    .5 PPR league.

  83. Bluety says:

    My team Vick, CJ, Ingram and Ridley or Redman…. Nicks, Maclin, Decker, A. Brown and Plax. My TE is Witten. Should I trade Ridley and Witten for S. Jackson and Brandon Pettigrew? Thanks

  84. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Nick: I’m leaning manningham

    @Ken Plane: Who would you start from Greene, Stewart, Wallace, Manningham and Moore. I could see dropping DWill for Ridley, but it is risky and I’d probably hold off.

    @Random Collmenter: Go for it

    @Bluety: I’d want to have another decent TE to use as a matchup if you take it. If the waiver wire for TEs is decent, I’d do it.

  85. genghis chone says:

    Thoughts on swapping Ben Tate for Colt McCoy? PPR, 2 QB league with 2 RB slots, 2 WR slots, RB/WR slot.
    QBs are Vick, Fitz, Grossman
    RBs are Forte, F. Jones, Hightower, Ingram, Tate, Scott, Redman
    WRs are Nicks, Bryant, J. Jones, D. Moore
    Thanks! Vick and Fitzpatrick both have week 7 byes, so that’s one thing that goes into my thought process here.

  86. barker says:

    12 team league trade

    i give brees steve jackson marshall i get schaub rice aaron hernandez

    my team after trade schaub dez lance moore meachem cj2k rice graham

    flex hernandez ridley jacobs jstew antonio brown ocho

    backup qb eli

  87. Bomber says:


    Who do you like more as a FLEX in standard league?

    James Starks or Eric Decker

  88. Spliff says:

    Need help at Flex. PPR
    Mike Thomas or Dexter Mccluster?

    Much thanks,


  89. Mike says:

    I have Ryan and Cam at QB. Someone is offering me Mathews for Cam and Turner – worth it?

  90. BA says:


    Starks, N. Washington, L. Moore flex? I’m leaning Starks.

  91. Shmorgie S. Board says:

    Start Ridley or Denarius Moore in my Flex spot?

  92. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Shmorgie S. Board: Leaning Ridley

    @BA: Me too

    @Mike: No

    @Spliff: Very close. Leaning Thomas.

    @Bomber: Dang, another close call there. Decker is safer, but I like Starks.

    @barker: Too worried about Schaub right now.

    @genghis chone: I think it’s worth it to get you through that bye

  93. Shmorgie S. Board says:

    @Doc: Thanks, Doc.

    Follow-up thought: D. Moore, Dexter McClusterfrock, or Mike Thomas at WR3?

  94. paulzone says:

    who would you pick for te this week (0.5 ppr):

    winslow, clark, cook, mcmichael, heap, casey, shiancoe, boss

  95. BD says:

    I have been offered a trade. I give B. Marshall for S . Holmes. What do you think??

  96. bluety says:

    redman or ridley today

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