Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 7

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week?  Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

Start – Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Jacksonville
While the Chiefs offense is clearly built around the run, we all knew that the passing game was better then shown to date.  While Cassel may not have had his biggest game of the season (20-29, 201 yards, 3 TD), it was by far the most promising, getting Dwayne Bowe into the mix (6 receptions, 108 yards, 2 TD).

The pass has burnt the Jaguars defense early and often this season.  They have allowed 263.7 yards per game, and also have allowed 14 TDs.  It’s not too hard to imagine Cassel and Bowe remaining in sync, putting up strong numbers once again.

Other quarterbacks to start:

  • Kevin Kolb – Philadelphia Eagles – at Tennessee
  • Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Buffalo

Sit – Donovan McNabb – Washington Redskins – at Chicago

While McNabb has been strong this season, it’s tough to imagine starting him this week against the Bears (despite their defense coming in the middle of the pack with 220.8 passing yards per game).  However, they have allowed just three touchdowns, tied for the fewest in the league.  Add in seven interceptions (tied for sixth) and a receiving corps that is lacking an imposing figure (especially if Chris Cooley is forced to miss the game).

Yes Fred Davis could step in, but if the Bears can take Santana Moss out of the game (37 catches, 485 yards and a touchdown), it could be a long day for McNabb with few other options.

Other quarterbacks to sit:

  • Brett Favre – Minnesota Vikings – at Green Bay (based on his injuries and the likely return of Clay Matthews)

Running Backs
Ryan Mathews – San Diego Chargers – vs. New England

This may seem like an easy decision, but having been sharing time with Mike Tolbert (or sidelined with injuries) may have caused some owners to be a little gun shy.  However, Mathews did retake lead back status in Week 6, getting the bulk of the carries (though falling behind early limited his touches).  Mathews had 12 carries, though he made the most of them, gaining 64 yards (Tolbert had three carries for three yards).  He also picked up three receptions for 12 yards.

Mathews was highly sought after prior to the season, with owners thinking that he could be the next LaDanian Tomlinson in the Chargers offense.  While he hasn’t gotten there yet, he is averaging over five yards per carry.  The Patriots are weaker in their passing defense (fourth worst in the league), but running backs have given them troubles in recent weeks, like Ray Rice (126 total yards) and Ricky Williams (101 total yards and a touchdown).

Don’t give up on him yet.

Start – Knowshon Moreno – Denver Broncos – vs. Oakland
A lot of people believed that 2010 would be the year that Moreno fully emerged as a fantasy football force.  Unfortunately, injuries have completely stymied that hope.  To date he has just 51 rushes for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

Lucky for him (and his owners), the Broncos are more or less void of other options on the roster.  Correll Buckhalter, Laurence Maroney and company have under whelmed, meaning tat a healthy Moreno is the unquestioned lead back.  With the Raiders rushing defense allowing 149.5 rushing yards per game, not to mention six touchdowns and a league leading eight rushes of at least twenty yards, Moreno is an unquestionable must play this week.

Other running backs to start:

  • Ryan Torain – Washington Redskins – at Chicago
  • Christopher Ivory – New Orleans Saints – vs. Clevleand

Sit – Michael Bush – Oakland Raiders – at Denver
With Darren McFadden nearing his return and Bush struggling badly in Week 6 (47 yards on 20 carries), you have to think that his hold on lead back duties is slipping away.  Assuming McFadden is able to suit up (the Raiders have said he won’t play unless he’s 100%) and considering what he did earlier in the season, you have to think that he’s going to get the bulk of the carries.

Even if McFadden was deemed a game time decision, it’s a tough call.  With a 4:15 PM game start, if McFadden does play you won’t have many replacement options.  There’s too much risk involved to trust him, even with a favorable matchup.

Sit – Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Arizona
Wasn’t he supposed to be the lead back for the Seahawks?  Despite seeing less carries, Justin Forsett (10 carries) was more productive then Lynch (17 carries) with 64 yards vs. 44 yards.  Yes, they both scored a touchdown, but if Forsett continues to out produce Lynch, the Seahawks have no reason not to continue feeding him the ball.

At this point, it’s anyone’s guess one who is going to be the lead back.  That’s not a risk you want to take if you can avoid it.

Other running backs to sit:

  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis – New England Patriots – at San Diego
  • Beanie Wells – Arizona Cardinals – at Seattle

Wide Receivers (Two Wide Receiver Formats)
Start – Johnny Knox – Chicago Bears – vs. Washington

The Redskins have been downright awful against the pass this season, allowing 298.2 passing yards per game and a league leading 22 plays of at least 20 yards.  That is music to the ears of Knox owners.

He doesn’t have many catches this season (18), but he makes the most of them.  He has 392 yards, averaging 21.8 yards per catch.  With Jay Cutler back and the two looking good in Week 6 (5 receptions for 120 yards), it’s not hard to imagine him posting another strong game.

Other wide receivers to start:

  • Deion Branch – New England Patriots – at Chicago
  • Roy Williams – Dallas Cowboys – at New York Giants

Sit – Hines Ward – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Miami
In larger formats he’s a good play as a WR3, but owners in shallower leagues may want to shy away.  The Dolphins are not a bad defensive team against the pass (201.8 passing yards per game) and with Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback, they are more likely to go for the big strike.  That means more shots to Mike Wallace, with Ward being more of a possession receiver.

While Ward did score in Week 6, chances are that Heath Miller also becomes a much bigger red zone threat.  He’s just not really trustworthy at this point.

Other wide receivers to sit:

  • Donald Driver – Green Bay Packers – vs. Minnesota

Wide Receivers (Three Wide Receiver Formats)
Start – Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers – at Carolina

He’s actually even become a borderline play in two wide receiver leagues.  He had four receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 6, his second straight game with a touchdown.  Over the past three weeks he has 18 catches for 220 yards and 2 TD.

The Panthers have nine interceptions and have been weak against the run (seventh worst in the league), which is why he’s questionable in shallower formats.  In deeper leagues, however, his recent surge has certainly made him into a viable option.

Other wide receiver to start:

  • Patrick Crayton – San Diego Chargers – vs. New England
  • Kenny Britt – Tennessee Titans – vs. Philadelphia

Sit – Lee Evans – Buffalo Bills – at Baltimore
The Ravens have the third best passing defense in the league (175.0 yards per game) and it’s not like Evans has been setting the world on fire.  For the season he has just 15 catches for 181 yards and a touchdown.  Is being the top receiver for a bad team enough to make you usable?  Unfortunately it’s not.

Other wide receivers to sit:

  • Mike Williams – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Arizona
  • Mario Manningham – New York Giants – at Dallas

What are your thoughts on these decisions?  Who would you start?  Who would you sit?

Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 7 Rankings:

    Fantasy Football Week 7: Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Thoughts
    Fantasy Football Week 6: Sunday Morning Start 'Em or Sit 'Em Thoughts


    1. Nick Tenaglia says:

      ok, got a good Start ‘Em / Sit ‘Em question for you….

      With DeSean Jackson going down, I have some tough roster decisions…. Pick 2 WR out of this group:
      Miles Austin
      Larry Fitzgerald
      Davone Bess
      Louis Murphy
      Deion Branch

      Austin is an obvious choice, but the upside of the other 4 WR is all equal. Deion is a favorite target of Brady, but if the Defense keys on him, then Brady can find other options. Fitzgerald SHOULD be a great WR, but Arizona’s QB woes have really hurt him. Davone Bess is a great slot/posession WR, but he is matched up against Pittsburgh. Murphy is the #1 WR in Oakland, his raw talent is undeniable, and it will probably be a shootout with Denver, but its Oakland and its tough to rely on their passing game with the current uncertainty at QB….

      WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!?!?!?!

    2. John says:

      I have five RBs with numbers and/or potential. I need to pick 3 out of this group:

      Steven Jackson
      Knowshon Moreno
      Jamaal Charles
      Ryan Torain
      Thomas Jones

      My gut is telling me to go with the first 3 I listed but I hate sitting Torain after his last week generated the most fantasy points for an RB that I have gotten this season. But, Torain is up against Chicago’s run defense, which is ranked top 5. Charles has been steady and usually out performs Jones and has a good match up with Jacksonville. I know your hot on Moreno but I am worried about his lingering injury which may limit his play as it did with the last game. However, I agree that he is the only running game in Denver. Should we give him another week before ranking him so high?

      What do you think?

    3. admin says:

      Nick – I would still go Fitzgerald. I know he’s been bad, but the matchup is extremely favorable and sooner or later, he’s going to bust out. You don’t want to have him on the bench when that happens, especially since his upside, even with Max Hall at QB, is higher then your other options.

      John – Thomas Jones is definitely out. I know he and Charles have been sharing carries, but it’s tough to depend on both backs. Charles is the more likely for a big game, like you said. As for Torain, he has a much tough matchup then he did last week, so I wouldn’t get too excited yet. While Moreno is a risk, the matchup against Oakland is an attractive one, so as you surmised, I’d go with the Top 3 you listed.

    4. Jaymz says:


    5. Nick Tenaglia says:


      really? Just look at the rankings….

    6. admin says:

      Jaymz, absolutely not. Nicks is by far the superior option.

    7. Cara says:

      My issue this week is at WR. My 2 best producers (Wayne and Johnson) have a bye. I have to play 3 WR’s. I have Welker and Colston now but not feeling great about either. I need a thirs pickup for sure. This is what is available that looks decent:

      Crabtree, Knox, Britt, Ward, Gaffney

      Thoughts on who to grab??

    8. mogli says:

      i need a TE for week 7 and i picked up Benjamin watson. Should i drop dustin keller and pick one of these TE, Winslow, John carlston, Ownen Daniels or Heath Miller for upcmoming weeks.let me kno what you think.

      Dustin keller was good past weeks but now the passes arent going his way plz let me asap. thx once again.

    9. Geno says:

      I have Austin, Welker, Harvin, Amendala, M.Thomas, and i just picked up M.Williams from (SEA) for my WR’s and my RB’s are CJ2K, Hillis, Torain, Lynch, and Jacobs. I have Gonzo for my TE.

      This is how my roster is set up and i would like some help? Im not sure who i should start. I put in a claim for M.Williams (SEA) and got him and was going to start him and now i saw something that is saying to sit him. Amendala goes off for 19 week5 and week6 gets 4 points. I would like your opinion on who i should start if this was your lineup. Also i have Kolb, Flacco, and Palmer just so you know what QB’s i have to work with.

      Thank you


    10. Geno says:

      One more thing, the league is PPR.

      Thanks agian

    11. admin says:

      Let’s take these one at a time:

      Cara – Of the group, I like Knox the best this week. A healthy Cutler vs. a weak Washington pass defense should mean good things. He’s a viable WR2, so using him as a WR3 is a good play.

      mogli – I wouldn’t drop Keller. Though, I do prefer Heath Miller over Watson this week at this point.

      Geno – Here’s how I would do it:
      QB – Kolb
      RB – Johnson
      RB – Torain
      RB/WR – Hillis
      WR – Austin
      WR – Welker
      WR/TE – Harvin

    12. Mulesauce says:

      I have the following running backs: Jones-Drew, Moreno, McFadden, Marshawn Lynch, and Benson.

      I have the following wide receivers: Hines Ward, Hakeem Nicks, Maclin, Crabtree, Deion Branch, and Mike Thomas (Jax)

      I can start three running backs and three wide receivers vice two running backs and four receivers. What do you think about this:

      RB – MJD
      RB – Moreno
      RB – McFadden (if healthy), Benson (if not)
      WR – Nicks
      WR – Maclin
      WR/TE – Ward

    13. admin says:

      Mulesauce, I would probably use Branch over Ward. Ward actually scares me this week, as I’m not sure that he’s likely to find the end zone. Branch, on the other hand, is going to be the go to receiver for Tom Brady and it looks like his rapport with Tom Brady hasn’t missed a beat.

      As for the RB, I would actually go MJD, Moreno & Benson regardless. McFadden is a wild card, because you just don’t know how many carries he’s going to get. He could easily share carries with Michael Bush and could ultimately be a game-time decision. You have three other very good options, so I wouldn’t shy away from them.

    14. CP says:

      I have a TE dilemma
      I have Witten, moeaki and now watson. who would you start and who would you drop?
      I also have quarless and carlson available as FA.

    15. The Outlaws says:

      Which backs would you start in week 7:

      Michael Turner vs. Cincinnati
      Ahmad Bradshaw @ Dallas
      Peyton Hillis @ New Orleans
      Marshawn Lynch vs. Arizona

    16. admin says:

      CP – I have Witten and Moeaki back-to-back on my rankings and both have positives and negatives. The Giants/Cowboys game could turn into a shootout, allowing Witten to put up good numbers, but it is more likely that he doesn’t find the end zone. Moeaki has been great, but with the re-emergence of Bowe last week, he’s no guarantee to be the focal point of the offense. I’d probably go Witten this week, and if you were going to drop one, it would be Watson.

      Outlaws – I’m not sure how many you start, but I’d rank them Turner, Bradshaw, Hillis and Lynch.

    17. Geno says:

      I have Austin, Welker, Harvin, Amendala, M.Thomas, and i just picked up M.Williams from (SEA) for my WR’s and my RB’s are CJ2K, Hillis, Torain, Lynch, and Jacobs. i have Kolb, Flacco, and Palmer @ QB.

      Thank you


    18. admin says:

      Geno – Here’s how I would do it:
      QB – Kolb
      RB – Johnson
      RB – Torain
      RB/WR – Hillis
      WR – Austin
      WR – Welker
      WR/TE – Harvin

    19. Geno says:

      With the team that i have, if i could get Ray Rice for Hillis and Torain. Would you do that, it is a keeper league? The person that has him is having problems with rb and said that even he is on the block. Or who would you offer considering the desperite situation, although i know he wont give him away and nor should he.

      Thanks for the Help

    20. Brent says:

      Question on running backs….Choosing 2 between Ivory, Forte and Jones Drew…I love MJD, but he has been so down this year and I like the others’ matchups…

    21. Tony says:

      I have to choose between Sims-Walker, Hillis, or Michael Jenkins for my Utility position this week. Hillis scares me because being on the road and probably quickly being down by 21pts early to the Saints will take away te running game. Sims-Walker scares me because I am a Bills Fan and I have seen too much of Trent Edwards (if he is starting)

    22. Hox says:

      I have a huge week in my flex player 12 team league. My WR’s are T.O., Deion Branch, and Knox. My RB’s are Steven Jackson, Hillis,Torain and Ricky Williams. Who should i play?


    23. Hox says:

      Should i drop Reggie Bush?
      thx again

    24. admin says:

      Geno – I doubt that type of offer would get it done, unless the guy was extremely desperate. Actually not sure you have a package that would get it done, unless you were willing to include Welker (which would significantly weaken your WR corps).

      Brent – I would go MJD and Forte. I know everyone is down on MJD, but sooner or later you have to think that he’s going to get things going. I wouldn’t want him on my bench when that happens.

      Tony – I understand the fears with Hillis, but neither of the WR are overly enticing options. I think you’d have to go with him and hope that Cleveland can keep the game close enough that he’s productive.

      Hox – I’d go:

      WR – Terrell Owens
      WR – Johnny Knox
      RB – Steven Jackson
      RB – Ryan Torain
      WR/RB – This is a tough call between Hillis and Branch, but I’d probably lean towards the RB (if you are nervous, like Tony, Branch is viable, however).

      As for Bush, it would depend on who you’d replace him with

    25. Hox says:

      Hey sorry, new at this. Ok last question. I need to pick up a defense due to the jets bye week. On the waiver wire is Miami, Indy,Cinci,NE, Denver, StL and Kc. Who would you take?

    26. Geno says:

      Thank you for the input, but if i could make the trade happen with those 2 i guess im asking if i should. I know i would have CJ2K and Rice in a keeper league, i just want to know if it would leave me a bit thin at RB’s even though i still have Lynch and Jacobs for a bye week filler.
      What do you think?

    27. Geno says:

      I would go for KC DEF against JAX. I have the Jets as well and i had them in line for the bye week, but a couple weeks ago someone let the Titans DEF go and i scooped them up and dropped KC. I even started the Titans last week, not that it was a hard choice but the point is it is always good to keep a good DEF and look for another that is good or has some favorable matchups. Its worked for me, but never keep more than 1 kicker even if you got the one from your favorite team.

      Sorry for my input, but i hope that it helps. I would listen to them over me though, i did what they said last week and won my matchup. Go with the winning formula!!!

    28. Geno says:

      Hox –

      Sorry, the last input from me was for Hox.

    29. admin says:

      Hox, I would definitely go KC out of those. They have a great matchup this week, especially with both Jacksonville QBs hurting

    30. Hox says:

      Thank you Geno and thank you Admin. First time iv’e done this. Pretty cool.

    31. Hox says:

      Ok so i want to pick up KC but my roster is full. On my bench Ive got J.Best, Keller, and jets on bye weeks. I have DeSean Jackson and R.Bush hurt.Then D. Branch and R. Williams sitting. What would you do?

    32. admin says:

      Hox, Bush or Williams are probably the most expandable that you’ve got. Williams may have a better chance to produce, so that probably means Bush being kicked to the curb. He’s never lived up to the hype and with your other options, chances are you’re never going to use him.

    33. Geno says:

      Hox – its me again

      Out of all of those players i would say cut your ties with Bush.

      Thats just my opinion, i stay away from anyone on NO aside from Drew, everyone else you roll the dice every week. Hope that helps.

    34. Geno says:

      Your welcome Hox, i know it looks like i answered right after but i didn’t. I do see his point about Williams but with Bryant playing the hurt like he is, i would hang on to Williams.

    35. Sara says:

      Hi, I need RB advice for an 8 person league.
      I have Johnson as my #1, should I play Benson or Ivory as #2 this week?
      Also considering playing KC def instead of MN, but not sure if it’s worth the bench space.

    36. admin says:

      Sara, I would definitely play Benson over Ivory this week. He has the potential to be a RB1.

      As for the defense, it all depends on who you’d have to drop. I would play KC over Minnesota, if you have them both. What are the options to drop?

    37. Cara says:

      Have a RB question. My number one is Chris Johnson who do I start at #2. McCoy, Forte or Torain????

    38. admin says:

      Cara, that’s some nice depth you have, but McCoy is the best play of the group, especially with DeSean Jackson out of action.

    39. Sara says:

      Manning/Collie/Calvin Johnson are all starter byes this week, so I’m working with Keller (tied up in a trade but will have him soon), Ivory, and Ronnie Brown.

      Current starters:
      QB – Roethlisberger
      RB – Chris Johnson/Benson
      WR – Boldin/Wallace/Deion Branch
      TE – Gonzalez
      DEF – Minn
      K – Bryant

      I’d like to get rid of Brown because I’m pretty solid at RB and his remaining schedule is tough. I know I also need to ditch Ivory before Thomas comes back, hoping to pick him up (his owner dropped last week).
      I’ll either start or trade Keller depending on Gonzalez’s performance, so if you have opinions on that situation (also who I should try to get out of a trade for either) that would be great, this is my first fantasy team so I’m kind of running around with my head cut off… all I know is my WRs (and TE) seem to be constantly underperforming.

    40. Rusty says:

      which 3 WR to start?

      J. Knox
      C. Ochocinco
      J. Maclin
      K. Britt

    41. admin says:

      Rusty – I’d go Maclin, Ochocinco & Knox. I know Britt’s been playing well, and I have him as a WR3, but I like the other three better this week. Britt just still scares me.

      Saa – I’m always here to give my two cents! I like Gonzalez better then Keller, but in a shallow league like yours I’m not sure you’re going to be able to get much for either. There are a lot of usable options, and probably players people wouldn’t mind picking up off waivers if need be. As for the RB, I like your top two, but you need to make sure you keep depth, just in case (unless there are a few usable players available on the waiver wire).

      I’m in a 10-team league and someone just dropped Brown, so if need be he could go, but it’s tough. I’d much rather try to trade him and a TE to free up the roster spot, if possible.

      Before I say I’d drop one of the RB for sure, though, what other RB are available on the waiver wire?

    42. Sara says:

      The top free RBs are: Snelling, Jacobs, Brandon Jackson (I just dropped him this week), Green-Ellis, Forsett, Michael Bush, Ward, Felix Jones, Pierre Thomas, Stewart, McGahee, Buckhalter, and Lynch. No one else worth mentioning.
      I’m starting to like Lynch and Green-Ellis doesn’t look too bad, Jacobs gets TDs and not much else so I’m not sure if he’s a reliable option. Other than that I have no idea… what do you think?

    43. amberchelle says:

      i am playing Miles Austin & Wes Welker. I don’t know who to choose for my other two spots .. Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, Jason Witten, or Marques Colston ? HELP !!

    44. nick says:

      2 RB leauge – who to start – Thomas Jones, Willis McGahee, Brandon Jacobs, Green-Elis ??

    45. nick says:

      is brandon tate a good start at WR ?

    46. nick says:

      Definitly starting Miles Austin & Wes Welker … i need two more – my choices are Johnny Knox, Roy Williams, Jason Witten, and Marques Colston … HELP

    47. mogli says:

      i been offered collie and turner for steve smith NYG and wes welker wht should i do plz reply asap

    48. admin says:

      Sara – There certainly is enough RB depth that you could drop one of the RB, though my choice would be Ivory over Brown, in order to go for the KC defense. With that many usable backs available on the waiver wire, next week you can just drop the defense and get a RB almost just as good.

      amberchelle/nick – I’d probably go Knox & Colston this week. Witten is intriguing, but I love the matchup for Knox, especially with a healthy Cutler at QB.

      nick – Those are not the most intriguing options, but I’d go Jones and Green-Ellis. I wouldn’t start Tate.

    49. mogli says:

      again i dont wanna do this trade but i want ur input on it sorry i forogt to include this in previous msg thx aloot

    50. Rusty says:

      thank you! and 1 more pls

      Chris Ivory or M. Lynch?

      is a mayor bye week for me grrr


    51. admin says:

      mogli – If Collie were healthy it would be a different story, but you’d be leaving yourself way to thin at WR, if my memory serves me correctly regarding your team.

      Rusty – I would definitely go Ivory, who I think is a viable RB2.

    52. Roberto says:

      Trading question should i trade matt forte for Anquan Boldin along with Johnny Knox or Micheal Jenkins?
      I have WR Miles Austin, Donald Driver, Steve Smith (CAR), Braylon Edwards, and Mike Williams (SEA) My RB are Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, Felix Jones, Marshawn Lynch, Ricky Williams, and Johnathan Stewart

    53. joe says:

      boldin branch or bowe can only pik 2 which ones heeeelpppp

    54. joe says:

      miami de at pit or giants at dallas

    55. mogli says:

      thx for telling me collie had surgery on his hand, he might be out for couple of weeks. well i just picked up vincent jackson. upcoming weeks i m loaded on WR’s. Vincent jackson, Deon branch, welker, wayne, steve smith NYG.

      Now i ask you this should i drop keller and benjamin and pickup winslow miller, owen daniels or carlston for rest of da year because i need to pick up defense for this week.

      or should i go without a Defense and drop watson next week and keep keller.let me kno wht u think asap

      btw i reject the trade, like u said if collie was healthy i would’ve done it thx again.

    56. admin says:

      Roberto – Do you need the WR over the RB? Probably not, but you are getting tremendous value, you are deep at RB and Boldin solidifies your WR corps. I’d pull the trigger.

      joe – Boldin & Branch for sure. For the D, I’d go with the Giants

      mogli – I wouldn’t drop Keller normally, but there is so much depth there that it’s not really a big deal. You can drop both TE if you want, because Winslow/Miller/Keller are all pretty close in value in my book.

    57. Geno says:

      Should i pick up Crayton? I have M.Williams (SEA), jacobs, M.thomas, Amendala, Lynch. Other than that i would not drop anyone else. Also have Carson Palmer to go along with Flacco and Kolb. Maybe Palmer?

      thank you

    58. Geno says:

      Nevermind about Palmer, i need him for week 8 bye.

    59. admin says:

      Geno, I’d only pick up Crayton if you planned on using him this week. Otherwise, he’s not going to hold much value. Of guys to drop, Mike Thomas would probably be my choice.

    60. Holly says:

      Who should I start:

      Brett Favre or Matt Ryan

    61. admin says:

      I’d go with Ryan. The injury concerns with Favre all still there, which makes me a little bit nervous. As for Ryan, he and Roddy White are one of the best combinations in the league. It’s tough to shy away from that.

    62. Geno says:

      I have Austin, Welker, Harvin, Amendala, M.Thomas, and M.Williams from (SEA) for my WR’s and my RB’s are CJ2K, Hillis, Torain, Lynch, and Jacobs. i have Kolb, Flacco, and Palmer @ QB.
      Gonzo is my TE and thats all i have.


      Should i pick him up and play him with the players i have already, is it worth it to pick him up. I know that i am going to play Austin, Welker, and Harvin its just who do i play after that. Do i play one of my RB’s or drop Thomas and pick Crayton up and play him in the flex spot? What do you think? Who would you start in that line up if it was you.

    63. Matt says:

      I have 3 WR slots to fill this week and my WRs are this:

      Randy Moss
      Steve Smith (NYG)
      Danario Alexander
      Louis Murphy
      Steve Johnson

      I’m thinking Moss, Smith and Alexander. Johnson is up against the Ravens so he’s out. Alexander altho a rook w/ 1 start this season put up solid numbers last week without Branch in Seattle…Thoughts?

    64. mogli says:

      well i dont wanna drop keller as well, but i dont wanna drop vincent jackson either even thought hes not playing till next month.
      but i have to pick up Defense and i m still 50-50 on dropping keller.

      and should i pick NE RB Danny woodhead and drop Torain again i have welker and branch. lol.

      thx for dahelp

    65. admin says:

      Geno – I would use one the RB over Crayton. While Crayton has the potential, the RB are almost guaranteed to produce something.

      Matt – I would go Moss, Smith & Murphy (assuming he’s playing). Murphy is the Raiders top WR and Denver is in the middle of the pack against the pass.

      mogli – I would not drop Torain for Woodhead. Torain is by far the better option. As for the TE, there are plenty of options available on the waiver wire, unless you want to go without a TE or D this week.

    66. mogli says:

      hahah na i picked up Benjamin but i m thinking about dropping him and keller and pick up winslow and pick up defense not sure if thts a good move

    67. Geno says:

      How about Kolb or Flacco. Flacco is facing the Bills and Kolb is home against the falcons. I want to start Flacco, but thats why im asking you.

      So i should go with a RB and keep the players i have. CJ and Hillis were going to be my to definite starters i would think Torain over lynch or jacobs?

    68. Ray says:

      Need some advice.

      QB – Orton or Flacco. Orton is ranked higher and has been having a huge season, but Flacco has a great matchup this week. With Orton’s performance, I feel stupid even asking, but it is a tougher choice this week with Baltimore hosting Buffalo.

      RB – Pick 1 – C. Ivory, K. Moreno, or T. Jones. Moreno has been getting a lot of attention this week, but with less than 50 yds last week I’d like to see him get his game back before using him again. Ivory had a great game last week and now he is going up against a poor defense, CLE. Jones, probably my least favorite of the three, had a great game last week, but he is inconsistent and splits the carries with Charles.

      Thank you in advance!

    69. Dan says:

      I’m stuck with my bench this week due to too many byes. I have wells or forsett (who appears to have the better match up) or I can pick up the law firm off waivers? Torain is my usual rbi, but likely starter.

    70. admin says:

      OK, there are a lot to get to here, so let’s take these down one at a time:

      Geno – I would probably go Kolb, even without Jackson. He’s been playing well and still has a good supporting cast. Flacco isn’t a bad play, if that’s where your gut is telling you, but Kolb is certainly the hotter choice.

      Ray – Orton’s matchup against Oakland isn’t a bad one either, though. I could see the Ravens riding Ray Rice a lot, limiting Flacco’s potential. As for the RB, it’s Moreno without a doubt.

      Dan – I’d go Forsett, though none of the three are real enticing options.

    71. Ray says:

      Thanks. I will go with your advice.

    72. Russ says:

      Davone Bess or Steve Johnson

    73. Hox says:

      Thank you for all your help. So i need a kicker cuz of bye weeks.
      on the wavier wire there is Olindo Mare, Billy Cundiff,David Buehler, Jeff Reed, josh Brown, Nedney, Succop and Josh Brown. Who would you take??

    74. CP says:

      I need a flex player and have the following available. what do you guys recommend?

      Meacham, Britt, S. Smith of NYG, B. Jacobs or Witten?

    75. admin says:

      Russ – I’d definitely go Bess.

      Hox – I’d go Reed, but it really is a toss up. We all know kickers are a bit quirky.

      CP – I’d go Steve Smith, especially with Britt questionable at this point after his off the field incident.

    76. Jimmy Bellamy says:

      I’ve got Colston, Gaffney, M.Williams (TB), and Branch. I need to start two in ppr league. Help please!

    77. admin says:

      Jimmy, I’d go Colston & Branch, with Williams 3rd on the list. This could be Colston’s breakout week, so don’t bench him yet.

    78. Sara says:

      Hello again, great news: I’ve managed to talk one of the inactive players in my league into an awful trade, so starting Monday I’ll have SJax in addition to Benson & Johnson. All set at RB. >:)
      I didn’t realize Collie was out, though, so my already thin WRs are now in desperate need of help. I’ll try to trade either Gonzalez or Keller for a WR (hopefully to the person who had Gates with no backup), so do you really think Gonzalez is going to start doing better for me or should I hold onto Keller instead? Gonzo has only had 2 games with more than 4 points so far, and Keller’s only had 2 games with less :S

    79. admin says:

      I don’t think you can go wrong with either TE long-term, so see who you can get the best return for and go with it.

    80. mogli says:

      ok for the last time

      who should i drop vincent jackson or dustin keller in order to pickup defense.

      my WR’s are welker, deon branch, steve smith NYG, reggie wayne, Vincent jackson.

      i picked up benjamin watson so plz let me kno wwo

      sorry for stretching this thing.

    81. matt says:

      Hello… I am wondering, Kolb or Rivers given the injuries to the Chargers WRs?


    82. admin says:

      mogli, no worries. It’s tough to drop either one. Keller is certainly the better TE option after this week. Jackson, however, has the potential to be your WR3 every week and has much more upside, especially for the fantasy playoffs. I can’t remember, are there a lot of FA TE in your league?

      matt – I know Kolb’s been hot, but he has injuries of his own, with DeSean Jackson out. It’s extremely close, but I’d probably still go Rivers.

    83. mogli says:

      well kellen winslow, heath miller, owen daniels, carslton, shancoe are are still up as FA. so what should i do. please let me know

      drop keller and pick which TE. i need to make the decision asap cuz gaem starts tmrw lmao.

    84. Sara says:

      oh also, should I drop collie for garcon/roy williams/moore, or ride out his injury?

    85. Steven B. says:

      I’m stuck on week 7 trying to decide between Aaron Rodgers or Tony Romo!! Help!

    86. john says:

      Hi I need to pick 3 WR out of the following:

      Larry Fitzgerald
      Anquan Boldin
      Brandon Lloyd
      Deion Branch

      Right now I’m leaning towards the top three there, but I feel uneasy about sitting TO.

      Also, which RB should I start: Chris Ivory or Danny Woodhead?

    87. admin says:

      mogli – There certainly is enough talent out there that dropping Keller isn’t a terrible thing. You could hope to get him back, but there’s more then enough talent there to make a move.

      Sara – In most cases I wouldn’t drop Collie because he should be back in time for the fantasy playoffs. However, replacing him with Garcon makes a ton of sense. He has the chance to be one of your Top 3 every week, with Calvin Johnson & Anquan Boldin. I’d go for it.

      Steven – It’s nice having those two options, but I can’t sit Rodgers. He’s one of the top options in the league and it’s extremely tough to bench him.

      john – I would actually sit Lloyd. In fact, I have Boldin, Fitzgerald & TO all in my Top 10 this week. That’s a stacked top to your receiving corps. As for the RB, I’d definitely go Ivory.

    88. dan says:

      I have Orton starting against the Raiders, but I’m wondering if Kolb might have the better match up for the week?

    89. Sam says:

      Are Gates and Royal playing this week or are they out? I have Davone Bess slotted in the W/R position instead of Royal and picked up John Carlson in case I have to switch out Gates at the last moment.

    90. Justin says:

      I have Mike Williams TB, Meachem, Crayton, Branch and Driver. Who should I sit? I also have Torain and Ivory for my #2 RB, Cant Decide.

    91. Geno says:

      should i trade Lynch or Torain for Z. Miller. I have Gonzo and he has a bye next week and i wanted to know if you thought it would be worth it or should i just grab off the wire. I do have a great bench though, just no TE for the bye week. I can also use Miller and Gonzo after the Bye week if needed with the WR/TE so did not know, NEED HELP

    92. Geno says:

      do i start Flacco, Palmer or Kolb?

      Thank you

    93. admin says:

      Sorry to everyone who tried to catch me this morning! I unfortunately was not able to be near my computer.

      I appreciate everyone’s understanding and continued support. Keep getting those questions in and I will be sure to answer them!

    94. Steven B. says:

      You say aaron rodgers, but why? I’ve been reading around and both end scores for either the cowboys or packers are around 30 points. In my league, we don’t lose any points for interceptions or getting sacked. I am up for either option is why I ask for a reason.

    95. Sara says:

      So… I got demolished this week, mainly because my opponent’s kicker got more points than both of my RBs combined. I was just wondering, is it a horrible idea to drop my MN DEF and pick up a new DEF week to week? Since my league is so small there are a plethora of available defenses, I’m thinking I’ll pick up TEN for now, but please let me know.

    96. Geno says:

      Should i go after Z. Miller, or should i just pick a TE off the wire. There are a few out there, nothing in the top 20 though, its a TE League where you can start 2. There is a WR/TE spot so some people have that lux, i do not.

      Thank you

    97. Geno says:

      this was from last week, and will make more sense to go with the other question.

      should i trade Lynch or Torain for Z. Miller. I have Gonzo and he has a bye next week and i wanted to know if you thought it would be worth it or should i just grab off the wire. I do have a great bench though, just no TE for the bye week. I can also use Miller and Gonzo after the Bye week if needed with the WR/TE so did not know, NEED HELP

      Thank you again

    98. admin says:

      Who is available on waivers and who would you have to drop?

      I’d certainly trade Lynch before Torain…

    99. Geno says:

      I have Austin, Welker, Harvin, Amendala, M.Thomas, and M.Williams from (SEA) for my WR’s and my RB’s are CJ2K, Hillis, Torain, Lynch, and Jacobs. i have Kolb, Flacco, and Palmer @ QB.Gonzo at TE.

      I know that V.Shaco MIN, R.Gronkoski NE, maybe tony shefftier, d.fells from STL, Bo Scaife. Im sure a few more but i cant think of them. They would be the ones that are in line for the TE’s that are hurt or just on weak teams.

      Thanks again

      this is how my team sets up:


    100. Geno says:

      Also should i try and move Miles Austin and Wes Welker now and see if i can get someone good in return. Im loosing hope with Romo out now for the season and Kitna cant hit beach ball with a bat. Welker, well there are too many options for Brady.

      What do you think? Go for it, or stick with them. I am 4-3 in 4th place.

      Thanks again

    101. admin says:

      Geno, here’s how I would go:

      QB – Palmer
      RB – Johnson
      RB – Torain
      RB/WR – Lynch
      WR – Welker
      WR – Austin
      WR/TE – Williams
      TE – Gonzalez

      It doesn’t hurt to shop your top two wide receivers, though I certainly wouldn’t sell low on them. They both are too good to give away and should still produce.

    102. Geno says:

      I picked up Gronkoski NE TE because Gonzo is on a bye. THere is a few more but they are thin, and i could trade lynch for Z.miller. Shoud i do that, or pick up one of these guys?

      Jacob Tamme, Ind TE, Daniel Fells, StL TE , Anthony Fasano, Mia TE, David Thomas, NO TE, Bo Scaife, Ten TE, Gijon Robinson, Ind TE, now we are getting down there. Fred davis as well.

      What do you think?

    103. admin says:

      The only problem with trading Lynch is that it leaves you potentially thin at RB should an injury occur (and Hillis hasn’t been particularly healthy and is a risk). Plus, both Johnson and Torain have byes upcoming, so I would hold onto him.

      I think you could get by this week with Scaife and then be happy with Gonzalez moving forward.

    104. Geno says:

      I just dropped Gronkowski and picked up Tamme from the Colts. Do you think i should go with Bo Scaife over Tamme?

      Thanks again for youor help. Your right about Lynch, im going to hang onto him. It would leave me with Hillis and Jacobs and with the injury bug going around, i hope that Hillis is not in line next. I will hold onto who i have and go with who you think at TE for this week and then i will have a roster spot.

      Oh yeah, one more thing. DEF, i have TENN and the NYJets. Who should i start?

      Thank you so much.

    105. admin says:

      I’d probably go Jets, but I’ll look at that a bit more.

      As for the TE, the Colts are tough to depend on from the TE at this point. Will it be Tamme or Robinson getting the bulk of the looks? I’d probably go Scaife until that situation sorts itself out.

    106. Nick Tenaglia says:

      Bill Pollian confirm yesterday that Tamme will be the starting TE for the Colts. He essentially said that Tamme is Clark’s repalcement (I’m paraphrasing…)

    107. Geno says:

      Thanks Nick, do you think Tamme would be a better option than Bo Scaife at this point. It would be for a bye week filler, either way i want the better option in there. What do

    108. admin says:

      Thanks Nick, but I still wouldn’t expect him to play the same type of role as Clark did. I would expect them to ride Blair White/Anthony Gonzalez more… Maybe even Donald Brown. I like Scaife as the safer option at this point.

    109. Geno says:

      I grabbed Gonzalez this morning. White was there and maybe there, should i go with White or,and Gonzo. Then drop Tamme and grab Scaife?

      Wait a min, i cant do that. I can have 2 out of the 4 that are up there, so i know how you feel about the TE’s its now down to Gonzo or White?

      Thanks again

    110. admin says:

      I’d prefer White, just because of all the questions around Gonzalez’ health at the moment.

    111. Geno says:

      If he was 100% who would you take, i dont plan on starting either one this week but next week i may. For the long haul, who do you like?

    112. Geno says:

      QB – Palmer
      RB – Johnson
      RB – Torain
      RB/WR – Lynch
      WR – Welker
      WR – Austin
      WR/TE – Williams
      TE – Scaife

      With these players I have Austin, Welker, Harvin, Amendala, A.Gonzalaz, and M.Williams from (SEA) for my WR’s and my RB’s are CJ2K, Hillis, Torain, Lynch, and Jacobs.

      You think i should start Lynch over Harvin is basically what your saying right? I just want you to see the other player i picked up.

      Last thing, goes with the question about whether i should keep A.Gonzo or pick up Blair White. For trading or a bye in the next couple weeks. Who would you have on your team?

      Thank you again for your insight.

    113. admin says:

      We need to see exactly what Gonzalez can do. He’s been out so long, he’s a complete wild card at this point. I’d sit with White until we actually see Gonzalez produce.

      Harvin and Lynch is very close, but with Tarvaris Jackson at QB, Harvin is a wild card. Oakland is not an ideal matchup, but I’d probably go Lynch.

    114. admin says:

      Actually, I’m not sure you mentioned Harvin in the past (or I missed him). I’d use him over Williams and move Williams to the bench.

    115. Geno says:

      Ok, will do. Making that move…should i still keep him on the bench even though this is a PPR leauge. Im not sure i mentioned it in the last input i sent you?

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