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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 3 Ranks

posted by Chet

These are pretty raw right now, but I wanted to get them out to you early. I’ll be tweaking as usual until Sunday, a half-second before kickoff, so you know, check back early, often, and bring beer. Oh and I’ll be adding blurbs as time allows. So stay tuned for blurbs and also say “blurbs” 236 times in a row and see what happens.

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  • Steven Jackson is starting. Sorry for passing along misinformation.


  • Pick 2 for this week
    Chris Johnson
    Stevie Johnson
    Alfred Morris

  • Owen daniels or hankerson at flex

  • Is it getting too cute to consider Hankerson (with Garcon out) or Hawkins (banged up Washington D) over Jordy Nelson (Seattle D at home) in a PPR league?

  • How about over welker, Antonio brown, Malcolm Floyd

  • If sjax sits would u start stl Richardson over Chris Johnson?

    • I’m going to lean no, but close.

  • Which better defense this week in 16 team league buf @ cle mia @ nyj or ind @ jac

    • I like Miami

  • Pick 2 for this week.
    Chris Johnson
    Stevie Johnson
    Alfred Morris

  • Made the deal Chet… Thanks for your input, solidified my thoughts.

    Now, 0.5 PPR, Hillis or DMoore in flex?

    • Hillis

  • Who’s the guy to keep going forward? M. Bennett or K. Rudolph?

    • Leaning Bennett

  • Long story short, I’m weak at wr in a very deep 2qb league (Dez, Devker, DMoore). I’m stacked at RB, and talking trades with someone in desperate need at RB.

    He sent over Harvin and Hillis (I do own JC) for Doug Martin and Mike Williams. Your thoughts?

    Thanks man

    • It’s really close. I like DM a little more than Harvin, but barely. Don’t love Hillis, but he has more value than Williams. I’d lean slightly toward doing it.

  • Lloyd worth the wait tomorrow night with the Q tag? I have Britt or Ingram as other options for a flex.

    • I like Lloyd a lot. Hard to say but I might risk it.

  • I am being offered Doug Martin for DMC. My other RBs are T Richardson, Mathews, K Smith. Would you take the trade?

    • I wouldn’t and I like Martin a lot.

  • Lynch, charles, reggie bush, kevin smith or ryan Matthews I can play 3 …… Decker, britt or amendola play one thanks in advance!

    • Lynch, Bush, Mathews, Britt

  • I’m the only girl in my league and have 0 wins with the most points scored against me in my league so far. I am trying to decide if I should play T. Smith, M. Colston, or D. McCluster – 2 of 3. Please help because I trust you explicitly over my husband/friends. Much thanks!

    • Hah. I like Colston and Smith as long as Colston goes. They play the early game so make sure he is playing and if not, go with Dexter. Good luck!

  • Sorry Chet, I probably put too much info in there.

    I have Jets Defense and Indy Defense. Which of those two do you prefer this week? I don’t own Miami’s Defense.


    • Hah, whoops. Sorry. I would lean Jets. Tanny is going to be inconsistent. Gabbert showed that he can be ok against bad defenses.

  • Thanks as ever for answering our Qs Chet. I’ve a couple here…

    a) Jets D vs Miami or Indy D vs Jacksonville? Which of those Florida O-lines will help me out by allowing sacks and INTs and whatnot? From what I’ve seen, NYJ Def is high on people’s week 3 matchup rankings (top 5-7 or so), but Indy played well against the Vikes last week and they ARE playing JAC this week (and I tend to stream defenses as my DST2 just in case a really good matchup comes along), so I’m actually feeling somewhat torn. What do you think?

    b) Tony Romo or Mike Vick to start this week?

    • I like Miami since Sanchez will have to throw to move the ball. And Romo.

  • in a 12 man, do i trade Fitz and Doug Martin for MJD? I already have Forte, Demarco Murray, Alfred, Nicks,Torrey Smith and Brandon Marshall so depth isnt a problem.

    • I wouldn’t. I think you can get more and you would be selling low on both.

  • I really need stability @ TE. I drafted Cook as my every week TE thinking that he’d break out, but he’s not getting it done. Owen Daniels and Fleener are on the waiver wire. Who’s the best option of the 3?

    • I think i would lean Daniels right now. Plenty of targets so far, just needs to get the TDs.

  • Why you so low on alfred morris hes facing bengals there D has gotten destroyed weeks 1 and 2.

    • had a really soft run D last week and didn’t do much. Think RG3 takes away some goal line looks and that is his best attribute.

    • Morris still managed to average 5.6 yac.

  • Britt or Amendola in .5ppr in my flex?

    • I like Britt

  • Currently on my way to 0-3 with a team that consists of Romo, MJD,D.Murray, Alf, Hillis, Leshoure, Dez, Wayne, S.Smith(car), Lloyd, Cobb and Graham in standard non-ppt….thoughts on what areas to improve in? look to trade or stand pat? any advice would help…thanks in advance

    • That’s a bad break. I’d hold. That team has to win this week.

  • Ppr flex need 1 Fitzgerald ridley cj1k amendola

    • Ridley.

  • 2 quick ones: 25 return yds/pt league, Cobb or LHank this week?

    Which 2 to stash on the roster: Helu, DHB, DMoore, Greg Little, Kendall Hunter, Royster, Quizz, Hartline.
    Also have 3 TEs Gates, Rudolph and Mart.Bennett, I can’t imagine dropping any of them for a guy above but I feel carrying 3 TEs is a bit much in a 1TE league (plus flex).


    • Tough one, I’d lean Cobb in return yardage. D Moore, Hunter. With TE Flex I’d hold your TEs unless you can trade up.

  • Standard league, need 3 RBs: T Richardson, R Mathews, D McFadden, or K Smith?
    Also, go w Torrey Smith or Amendola?

    • I would sit Smith and start T. Smith

  • Avery or Hankerson? I imagine the answer is see if Collie plays and if so play Hankerson. I also have Greg Jennings but he’s threatening to not be 100%, what do you reckon?

    • Yeah, I think you have to wait on Collie there. The news seems to be good(ish) for Jennings, but it is risky unless you have someone to replace him on Monday night.

  • Need to start 2 WR’s and one flex. I have Jordy Nelson, Percy Harvin, Antonio Brown and Doug Martin to choose from. Who do I sit?

    • Hate to say Harvin, but I guess I am.

  • What’s up Chet?

    Best risk/reward play at QB for daily games this week?

    Dalton? Cassel?

    • I like Cassel

  • 3 for 1 Please
    A) PPR Flex /Doug Martin over Reggie Wayne
    B) with “3” Injured (Thanx Garcon) PPR WR: Hartline,Sid Rice or Avery
    C) Peyton or Flacco (worried that we’ll see too much Ray Rice)
    Thanx & Good Luck in Freakos this week :)

    • Martin, Rice, Flacco

  • Senior Chet, 1pt PPR, need a #3 WR:
    – Amendola @CHI or
    – L. Moore vs KC?
    I now Amendola is the #1 option for Bradford, but Moore has been a TD machine in the Dome and Colston is gimpy.

    • I’d lean Moore

  • Cobb @ SF, Rudolph v. SF, Collie v. JAX for my flex spot? Can you rank em 1-3?

    • Rudolph, Cobb, Collie (just not sure of him yet)

  • Tough one here, who should i start between Ryan Mathews, Darren McFadden, and C.J Spiller?

    • If just one, I’d lean Spiller this week

  • If steven jackson misses the game who should i play at flex stephen hill hankerson alshon jefery kendal wright in league where recieving yds get lots of pts and would uplay ne over even if jackson plays thanks again

    • I’d try Hankerson

  • I love Jordy too! Maybe I should sit Andre??

  • Hey Chet, In a league with 2 rb’s and a flex I have Murray, McFadden, Martin and Trent. Since I can only start 3 I want to use 2 of them to upgrade at that position and get a decent wr in return. Would something like Trent and Martin for Foster and VJax be a good move?

    • It would be ok. Would rather go for a WR with more upside like Jordy Nelson

  • hey Chet, standard league, need 3, Jordy, Percy, Andre, Wayne.
    My concerns on Jordy is the 12th man, The Pack O-line, seattle’s physical corners and prior history with Seattle for Jordy.
    Also, it looks like jennings will play
    Houston mostly runs in the red zone, so if Andre does not catch a bomb, Denver will most likely hold him scoreless (never had 10+td’s in a season ever!)
    If collie is back, might mean less targets for Wayne (his track record against Jville with a competent QB is excellent.)
    Obviously Niners D is superb, but Percy is all they have (with a little rudolph sprinkled in). I feel that the Vikings will eventually get something going on Offense and that means Percy.
    Which 3?

    • Looks like you have thought it out. I’d go with your gut. I can’t sit Jordy.

  • With no garçon who would u roll with at WR3?
    vJax or TSmith? Leaning toward smith.

    • Agreed.

  • Hey Chet. In PPR I’m situated with both Jennings and Cobb hoping one makes the field (Q and P, respectively). Is the chance that Jennings plays effectively good enough that you like this plan or should I drop Cobb for a healthier starter like DHB or Hankerson and bench Jennings? Thanks for the help.

    • The news looks a little better. I’d go that route.

  • Is JCharles a go or will Hillis get more love vs NO? Start Hillis in flex2 or CJ?K, LeShoure, Jordy, or Harvin? Thanks. Love following you on Twitter and reading your articles here and on RW.

    • Would lean Jordy and Hillis until cj shows something.

  • Flex in effect! In .5 ppr, I have to choose b/t KSmith, Ingram & Pierre. Or maybe Collie? Or McCluster?
    Li’l help?

    • Tough call. Leaning smith but have a good feeling about PT

  • So in PPR you would run Sproles and Mathews over Martin? Wondering your reasoning, as I’m a little worried about Sproles workload if Saints pull ahead and don’t need the checkdown pass to RB as much and Mathews’ workload. In a PPR, I have Rice, Mathews, Sproles, and Martin, would like to start two and one in the flex. (3 total)

    • Martin is close with those guys but I think if Sproles and mathews will see plenty of work

  • What do you think of Leonard Hankerson with Garcon doubtful? I need a fill-in for Maclin…

    • I like him. Risky but great ceiling.

  • 2 Questions PPR Lg 10pts a TD need a flex Greg Little, Kevin Smith, or Hankerson. Also which D u like better this week Cle vs Buff or Colts vs Jags?

    • Smith and browns but I have no faith in either defense.

  • Hey Chet, If G.Jennings plays start him over VJax @ WR? And, if “yes” to Jennings, pick one flex: Hillis, BJGE, VJax. Thanks.

    • Standard scoring

    • I would avoid Jennings since he plays Monday. Bjge and Hillis.

  • So what do you think of d richardson if sjax is out?

    • Flex play

  • Hey Chet
    Desperate at WR with Garcon and Maclin out. T Young or Hawkins? Need someone to start with T Smith.

    • Hawkins

  • Ryan Matthews , Miles Austin or Danny Amendola at Flex spot (PPR 0.5 per catch)

    • Mathews.

  • Percy or jordy?

    • Jordy.

  • non-ppr WR + flex question…Lloyd, Dez, Wayne, ALF, Leshoure…need one WR and a flex..thoughts…thank you, as always great site…

    • Thanks. Alfred and Lloyd.

  • Yo bud trade Doug Martin Shonn Greene Ogletree and Celek for Bowe Cj1K Winslow and BJGE? I strat Graham at TE

    • I’d do that.

  • Hey Doc,

    Have the happy problem of having too many viable starts and not enough roster spots in my 12 team .5 ppr league.

    Already had my QB (Cam) and 2 guys (Cruz & M.Bennett) go Thursday and have Ray Rice locked in as a given, so roster spots I need to fill in are: RB, RB/WR, WR.

    Possible options are: Ryan Matthews, Stevan Ridley, Demaryius Thomas, Mike Wallace, Malcolm Floyd

    Thanks in advance!

    The choices are:

    • Tough call between sitting dt and Floyd but I’d lean Floyd

  • McCluster, Baldwin or Leshoure non-PPR? Thoughts would be appreciated

    • I’d lean leshoure.

  • I’ve been offered Mathews and Lloyd for McGahee and Harvin. non-PPR, what do you think?

    • Close but I’d probably do it

  • Hey Chet,

    I’ve been offered CJ2K and Brandon Lloyd for Lesean McCoy. I currently have Foster as my other RB and my WR’s are Green and White so Lloyd would become flex and CJ2K would become RB2. Thoughts?

    • I wouldn’t take the risk on cj

  • 10-team, 1pt PPR, 6pts for passing TD’s. Look at my team. Should I panic? Suggest trades? I’m a little concerned. We start (1) QB, (2) WR, (2) RB, (1) TE, (3) W/R/T, and (1) DEF.
    QB: Rodgers, Vick
    WR: Harvin, AJ, Garcon, Maclin, Britt, Lafell, Collie, Barden (Dropped Fred Davis for Barden)
    RB: Bradshaw, Hillis, Morris, Hunter, Andre Brown, Richardson
    TE: Rudolph
    DEF: NYJ (I usually stream DEF)

    Show me the light!

    • I’d look to trade for a RB. McFadden. JC.

  • ppr trade

    i get

    Decker,Kevin Smith, Mikel Leshore

    i give

    Jordy Nelson

    my WR are Bowe,Lafell,Maclin,Avery
    my RB’s are Forte & Trent Richardson as starters and at the moment empty at flex. What you think

    • I would keep Nelson

  • What would be fair return for Chris Johnson right now and the PPR league? Specifically looking for a wide receiver.

    • I’d try for Lloyd, Harvin, Nelson

  • Antonio*

  • @chet: PPR preference for this week, Hankersom (on word he will be starting in garcon’s spot) or al Morris? Thanks.

    • I’d lean Morris still.

  • Also, thoughts on trading A Brown to get L Fitz?

    • I could see doing it, but I like Brown’s upside quite a bit.

  • I’d like to trade D Thomas for a starting RB. Who do you think are some good targets to think about?

  • My 2 starting RB’s are BJGE and McGahee, am I screwed?

    • I think BJGE should be fine. You’ll need McGahee to get into the end zone most likely

  • The law firm or Adrian Peterson. Nervous about San Fran

    • It’s close, so I go with the superior talent as the tie breaker.

  • Thoughts on a trade to get L Fitz…..D Thomas? M Floyd?

    • I’d do both, but if you could him for Floyd it would be better.

  • Jordy Nelson or DT for rest of season? Standard scoring.

    • Nelson

  • Do you think there’s any value in D.J. Ware if Doug martin goes down?

    • Some in PPR leagues, but I wouldn’t waste a roster spot on him in normal leagues

  • Dropping David Wilson, looking for top RB flyer off waivers? Kendall Hunter? Mike Goodson? Anyone else to note?

    • I think Hunter is your best stash.

  • Should I trade Owen Daniel and Andre Brown for Dennis Pitta?

    • I wouldn’t. I think Brown’s upside with Bradshaw’s injury history is too good right now.

  • Mathews over Michael bush?…

    • Bush is the safer play no doubt, but I am riding Mathews as long as he’s getting the start.

  • I almost started Andre Brown for flex last night. Now going with Jamaal charles over Fitz , B Lloyd , Sjax and Antonio Brown….

    • Comments?

    • I’m liking Lloyd and Brown a lot this week. It’s close.

  • Need to start a TE for Hernandez: Chandler, Rudolph or Fleener?

    • Pretty much a coin flip between Fleener and Chandler for me this week. Leaning Fleener.

  • Standard, no PPR. Start Ryan Mathews or Wes Welker in the flex?

    • Mathews

  • PPR Choose 5, Marshawn, Jamaal, K Smith, Britt, L Moore, Lloyd

    • I’d sit Britt

  • I have Macfadden, Mathews, SJax, K Smith, McGahee. Time to drop D Wilson? Should I pick up another flier: Helu, K Hunter, Tubin, A Robinson, or hand cuff Sjax wtih D Richardson? Thanks

    • I’d probably go for Richardson for now

  • Rest of season who do you have: A Collie, D Avery, J Blackmon, or D Henderson? .75 PPR

    • Tough call with Collie’s head, but as a bench player I’d grab him while there’s still hope.

  • Hey Chet,

    PPR, Rudolph or McCluster for flex?

    • McCluster

  • My RB’s- McFadden, Lynch, Wells, Hunter, Dwyer.
    Turbin was just dropped. Just wondering if you think I should pick him up? I could drop Dwyer or Fred Davis(my back-up to Pitta now)

    • I could see dropping Dwyer to handcuff Lynch

  • @chet: alfred morris owner and royster was just dropped. worth picking him up for either collie or turbin (lynch owner as well)? thanks.

    • I think I’d hold.

  • hey Chet, do you plan on creating a table like you did preseason for SOS tables by position? i find it sooo helpful, thank you!! http://thefakefootball.com/2012-nfl-strength-of-schedule-quarterbacks/

    • Yeah, but we need more data/games.

  • Standard league: I’m being offered CJ?K for my Kevin Smith. What do you think? I already have DMC, Doug Martin, and CJ Spiller, so I could stash CJ?K on the bench and hope he improves. Seems like a good upside play to me with Detroits backfield getting crowded, thoughts?

    • I think it’s worth it

    • Thanks, Chet! Pulled the trigger.

  • Chief, one last question. If I were to trade an RB fora WR in PPR 0.5, which is better: Trent for B. Marshall or Demarco for Julio?

    • I’d rather have Julio

  • Did it, thanks for the advice Chet! Ballsy but I like it.

  • No backup d, k. Rb: cj0k, forte, Ridley, Tate, David Wilson, Richardson stl, vereen wr: Welker, Antonio brown, malcolm Floyd, and lance Moore
    Do u drop someone or Bennett

    • I’d throw Vereen into the ravine

  • Drop cutler for m Bennett to start over Finley and enjoy tonight? Matt Ryan is my starter.

    • Probably a little hasty. No other scrub WRs to drop?

  • Thanks Chet. How about this one, Stevie, Maclin, or Welker for WR2, non-ppr?

    • Maclin looks pretty hurt right now so I’d check him off. Would probably lean Stevie in non-ppr.

  • What are the odds hillis has a good week vs NO?

    • They’re decent. They should be throwing a lot and he’s worked in passing downs quite a bit.

  • LaFell or the Donald for flex, standard scoring?

    • LaFell

  • Jordy, A Brown, Dez, and L. Moore. Am I crazy for sitting Jordy? I thought SEA’s pass D has looked good so far vs Fitz and Dez. Thx

    • They have, but I can’t sit Jordy, especially if Jennings is out.

  • have to sit one out of Doug Martin, Spiller, Lynch and McFadden?

    • Doug Martin

  • Start 2 in 1 PPR

    Stevie @ CLE, Lloyd @ BAL, LaFell v NYG

    Leaning towards LaFell, Lloyd (swing for the fences)! Buffalo hasn’t been throwing the ball.

    • Lloyd, Stevie for me with no Haden.

  • I need two in a STD league: KSmith, JCharles, DWilson, or JDwyer?

    • Charles/Smith

  • Chief, I need the benefit of your business acumen. Do you like either trade: (i) Trent to get B. Marshall; (2) Demarco to get Julio?

    My RBs are McCoy, Murray and Trent.
    WRs are Dez, Lloyd, Torrey Smith, Denarius

    • I don’t like either.

    • Why you don’t like either of those trades? Those are two of the best WRs going forward. It is a PPR 0.5pt league.

      • I like those running backs too much and the best RBs are better than the best WRs

  • Need to start 2 WR and a Flex in PPR. Greg Jennings, Brown, Ridley, Britt, Lafell, Blackmon, meachem, or titus young?

    • Which Brown? Ridley, Lafell

    • Antonio brown

      • Yeah, I’d go with him.

  • please help choose 2 mcfadden charles andre brown or donald brown

    • DMC and Charles

    • here you tell me charles and dmc but earlier u said dmc and andre brown so which one?

      • Why ask twice? I’m not a friggin machine. It’s close. JC is a better back and he practiced in full so I feel better about him than before.

  • D.Wilson on WW…worth it to pick up? I would have to drop Cobb or Leshoure.. thanks as always

    • I’d hold

  • possible trade

    charles hillis and marshall to get mjd and dez

    (could possibly get fitz instead of dez, and my qb is romo)

    what do you think of trade an which wr should i get?

    • PPR or no?

    • no

    • I could see doing it. It’s about even.

  • Hi Chet. Just wondering who do you think is a better stash at RB in a 16 team league. I have Lamar Miller at the moment, but Roy Helu, Bilal Powell, Vick Ballard, Legarrette Blount (fantasy trash!) are all available.

    Any preference on who I should hold onto? Thanks a lot.

    • I think I’d probably stick with Miller.

  • Now that Harrison and Polamalu are reportedly out, do I go with Pit or Ari at D? Also for K G. Hartley or D. Bailey? Thanks

    • I’d go with Pittsburgh, but it’s closer

  • would u trade romo and MJD for rodegrs. I have Mcfadden and Trent Richardson as my other RB

  • guy in my league has jennings and forte – think its worthwhille targetting these two guys –

    do you think jordy for forte is a fair trade?

    • Doubt he would want both GB receivers. It’s a fair trade, but I’d try to get him to go for a two for one deal of lesser players first.

    • good point – i could offer him shonn greene and desean… but that’s about all at this moment…

  • Flex Play for this week: Cobb @ SEA or Rudolph v. SF? Also another Flex Play for my 2nd league: Rudolph v. SF, LaFell v. NYG, Dwyer @ OAK, Tate @ DEN? Thanks Chet!

    • Cobb/LaFell — Tate is intriguing, but LaFell is a little safer.

  • Which 2 should i start out of AP malcolm floyd and Antonio brown?

    Thanks Chet

  • With Maclin, Garcon, S-Jax all hurting and Mathews, Leshoure just returning…I’m running thin here. Possible replacements include Lafell, T.Smith for WR. Then at RB I play 3 btw MJD, Mathews, SJax, A.Brown, Leshoure.

    So do I go ahead and play Lafell tonight assuming one my reg WR won’t play Sun? And I’m guessing my RB are MJD, Mathews, and Brown…right?

  • Tough decision for me. Britt cost me the win last week. Hesitant to play him. Britt, Dwyer, or Wells at Flex this week?

  • Non-PPR Flex Spot – SJax, B LaFell, Or Torrey Smith? Thanks!!!

  • Update from last weeks ?” You told me to start Vick over Luck, Vick scored more and I won. Thank You!

    This week: Going to roll with Vick even against that great D. Question is in regards to RB’s
    I here so much that I should bench AP vs. SF. My other options are Donald Brown vs. JAX or Leshoure vs. Titans

    Oh and smart or dumb. Starting LaFell over Maclin

    • Don’t bench AP for them. I’d start laFell. Maclin is still hurting.

  • Reivs back, bump Hartline down, PG maybe out, Ogletree ahead of DHB? why is DHB on my roster?

    Why the Wright love this week? Nate playing and Britt another week in. Wright>Ogletree>Hankerson?

    • I like Wright in what should be a pass often game, but it’s muddy down that far. Hankerson gets a boost with Garcon still hurting.

  • Hartley over Tucker for K this wknd, eh? Checking everybodys predictions & this is one area that nobody seems to be on same page with. Tucker is clearly hot, putting up huge numbers but are you going w/ Hartley because they’re home and indoors? The entire Saints team scares me anymore & I’m so desperate for points that I can’t get this wrong this week.

    • You’re right. Tucker needs to be moved up a lot. I’d try to ride the hot foot.

  • I see you have Brady edging out Flacco this week. I have both and am leaning towards starting Flacco. Can you explain yoru deviation from the experts?

    • I’m not afraid of the Ravens pass defense. Brady is a better QB.

  • wow,you got cassell pretty high,whats the thinking on that one ???,i was thinking of dalton vs washington or fitz vs cleveland as sleepers who could produce better then cutler vs st louis

    • Put up good numbers in garbage time last week. Will see garbage time again vs. a worse defense in the dome.

  • Rest of season, ppr:

    SJAX or JCharles?

    Ma. Floyd, K. Britt or S. Rice?


    • Charles/Britt

  • Need to sit 1 (PPR): Julio, Dez, Antonio Brown, RunDMC, Mathews, Andre Brown. – By your flex rankings, it looks like you’d suggest sitting Dez (great matchup). Thoughts?

    • Yeah that’s a tough call. That’s probably how I would go though. Would like Dez to get his head out of his arse.

  • Chet,

    Should I start Benson vs Seahawks or Leshoure vs Titans. Non PPR. Thanks.

    • That is really tough. Would lean LeShoure if I knew he’d get plenty of work. I’d lean Benson for safety.

  • sounds silly but should i start Amendola or Alf Morris over AP in my flex since AP draws SF this week? 1pt PPR League

    • Ugh. You may be right to do so, but I’m still throwing AP out there at home.

  • James jones or Haywood bay ?
    Alfred morris over steve Jackson ?

    • Jones and Jackson if he is healthy.

  • Chet,

    You missed me up a ways: I needed a RB this week so I dropped my kicker to grab Andre Brown. Who gets the boot come Sunday so I can pick up a foot? Turbin, Ryan Williams, or Lamar Miller. Many Thanks

    • Williams or Turbin. They’re about equal. Might lean Turbin.

  • with Nicks out now who should I throw in my flex for PPR this week…KBritt, CedBen, S. Rice, or Alf Morris

    • Tough call. Would probably lean Alf with his matchup.

  • I need help – I can only start 3 WR: I have V Cruz, D Bowe, R. Wayne, B Lafell, Antonio Brown, Danny Amendola.

    I was thinking of starting: Cruz, Bowe, A. Brown. Thoughts?

    • That’s how I would go.

  • Sorry Chet, forgot about Twitter jail… Bench VJax for LaFell this week @ WR2? And if R.Mathews comes back this week is he a must start at RB (have BJGE &Hillis) or should he be a flex?

    • I’d lean LaFell. I’d start Mathews over both of those guys.

    • Thanks

  • Hey Chet, this may get long. I lost Bradshaw and Hernandez, picked up A Brown. right now my RBs is Ray Rice, Bradshaw, A Brown, D Wilson, J Rodgers, M Ingram, and Leshoure. WRs are AJ Green, Macclin, Lafell, and R Cobb. I need a TE but dont want to drop anyone but need due to a communist 12 team league with only 16 roster spots. Should I trade Ingram and Cobb for Tony Gonzo or drop J rodgers or someone else and pick up bottom of barrel TE like Gresham, Heath, or Myers. Those are the best options. Thanks you master of the fake football arts.

    • yeah, Id drop Rodgers and pick up Gresham. No easy answer there though. Those guys for Gonzo aren’t horrible, but I think you can get by with Gresham.

  • Please help pick2 mcfadden, jamaal charles, andre brown, donald brown

    • Andre and DMac

  • Thanks Chet! I tried it anyway and you were right. He countered with stafford, s. Holmes, and celek for cutler, fitz, and m bush. Seems like a good deal for me, what do you think?

    • That works

  • PPR league Britt or Jon Baldwin for WR, and for Flex Pitta, Dwyer, Blackmon,Britt or Baldwin Jaquizz Rodgers.

    • I’d go britt and Baldwin.

  • Also, 2qb league… You’d really start R. Wilson over Bradford?

    • Wilson will have to throw against green bay and Bradford gets a tough bears d. But it’s a bit if a toss up.

  • Same as last week Chet–

    DHB v Pitt
    Mikey Williams v Dal
    Emmanuel sanders v Oak

    Pick one. Thanks man.

    • Dhb unfortunately.

  • After several trades my team is stacked at rb. Someone with Graham has expressed interest in McFadden. Should I consider giving McFadden for Graham considering how deep I am or can I get more? Would Graham and LaFell be good enough or would it have to be someone like Britt or Maclin?
    qb- Cam
    rb- McCoy
    rb- McFad
    wr- Cruz
    wr- Percy
    wr- Antonio
    te- Finley
    flx- Forte
    flx- Martin
    bench- CJ2k, Pitta, Jacquizz, Laurent

    • I’d want to at least have DMC play a good game so you could sell higher.

  • 1 PPR

    RECEIVE: CJ Spiller
    GIVE: Lloyd, Benson

    Do it? Does CJ Spiller keep his job forever? Will it be a time share in 3 weeks?

    We start RB, WR, W/R/T x2
    I have McCoy, Sproles, Benson, Wilson, Stevie, Lloyd, and LaFell.

    • It’s tough but in ppr I could seeing doing it. Spiller isn’t assured the job but it sure will be hard keeping him from taking it.

  • Whattup Doc,

    Got Forte. My team is 0-2. Not really trying to panic, but was offered M. Bush and DeSean for Ryan Williams and AJ Green. I normally have Forte at RB 1, Spiller and D. Martin at my RB2 and Flex. Right now, i got Spiller and Martin at RB1 & 2 and playing Randall Cobb at flex. Would you make the trade to grab Bush til Forte gets back whilst downgrading from AJ to DeSean? PPR league.

    Like I said, don’t want to panic yet, but also don’t want to miss Bush @ STL if I decide to make the deal.


    • I’d try to hold off one week and see if it looks like he’ll go next week.

  • Would you rank Bennett over V. Davis with Nicks out? Also need to choose between Kevin Smith, Willis Mcgahee and Steven Jackson for RB, your thoughts? Thanks in advance!

    • I wouldn’t. I’d lean smith.

  • RECEIVE: murray, britt, torrey smith, lafell
    GIVE UP: charles, antonio brown, donald brown, david wilson

    what do you think?

    • I’d do that

  • Got offered Michael Bush and Larry Fitz for Percy and Miles Austin. I have Sproles/McCoy at RB and Pecry/Nicks/Maclin/Austin where I pick the best 3 every week.

    12T standard league, would you make this trade?

    • I wouldn’t.

  • Since Nicks is out who would u go with,
    Lance Moore vs KC
    Bolden vs NE

    • Moore

  • Rats! Nicks is out. My WR’s are Nicks, Lafell, Britt, Avery, Hawkins and Ogletree. Should I add Barden or just roll with Avery or Hawkins?

    • Avery

  • Which side of this trade would you rather be on in PPR:

    Doug Martin for Hakeem Nicks.

    • Martin

  • PPR League, who should I pick up off waivers? Finely or Leshoure?
    My TEs are Pettigrew an Cook
    My RBs are McFadden, Bradshaw an D. Brown.
    In either case I’ll most likely drop Cook.
    Thank you

    • Leshoure

  • Hey Chet, wondering who you’d start out of these 3.
    A. Brown, A. Morris or J. Stewart. Thanks in advance!

    • A. Brown

  • I’m in a 12 team PPR league – everyone makes the playoffs and you can keep two players drafted round 5 and up or that were picked up off waivers.
    My team:
    QB: Stafford/R. Wilson
    RB: McCoy
    RB: Jamaal Charles
    WR: Roddy White
    WR: Percy Harvin
    RB/WR/TE (Flex): Amendola or Ryan Mathews
    TE: K. Rudolph
    DEF: Detroit

    So I am thinking about offering Jamaal Charles for CJ Spiller and Vernon Davis. I know that sounds crazy, but my logic is that I have Ryan Mathews already on my bench and since you can keep anyone drafted after round 5 – Spiller is huge keeper value going into next year (since he was drafted late). Granted Fred Jackson will be back and it could turn into a RBBC, but I was thinking it may be worth the risk, and based on how Spiller has been playing it seems highly doubtful that will happen – additionally, I would get a top TE in the process. What are your thoughts on this – don’t do it because it’s too high of a risk, even with the keeper factor?

    Thanks for your time and sorry for writing so much.

    • I would do it.

  • Send Richardson for Ryan and Fitzgerald?

    • Only if it fits your team.

  • Romo or rg3 for qb not flex*

    • Rg3

  • Hey Chet,
    Do I start B. LaFell over E. Decker this week? Matchups are pretty much for LaFell I think.

    • Yeah. Go lafell

  • For flex should I start cj0k or b Lloyd? Romo or rg3?

    • Lloyd rg3

  • Dear Chet,

    I was hoping to get your thoughts. My team is an underachieving 0-2 (Non-PPR). I am looking for an upgrade at WR or RB by putting Jimmy Graham on the block (I feel I can get by at TE with Rudolph). Who should I be targeting at WR/RB? If you were offered Graham, who would you realistically part with? Should I just sit tight and hope guys like Dez, Antonio Brown and Steven Jackson pick up the slack?

    • I’d try to get DMC.

  • I have CJ & Redman. Who should I dump for Andre Brown?

    • Redman

  • Chet, I have weak spots at TE and QB in a 14 team standard league. My Starters now are cutler, fitz, Bryant, bowe, sjax, BJGE, Heath miller, and Michael bush at flex. I have Fred Davis, Crabtree, d brown, Palmer, and k wright on the bench. Another player has stafford and rg3 with stafford on the bench at the moment, if u were him would U accept a trade of Bryant, bush, and cutler for stafford/rg3 and Brent celek?

    • That wouldn’t be enough for me

  • I’ve been offered McCoy and Fitz for my Julio and either Murray or Lynch. Should I do the deal w/Lynch, or hold out for a sweetener — thinking of trying to get Decker as well, for KSmith.

    • I wouldn’t do those

  • Should I drop Brian Hartline in a .5 PPR league for David Wilson on the chance Wilson gets out of the doghouse and becomes relevant later in the season? My other WR’s are Harvin, Decker, M. Williams, and Rice. RB’s Forte, Charles, Martin, Benson, Tate. and Brown.

    • I might give Hartline another game.

  • I have McCoy, DMC, Doug Martin, Kevin Smith and Leshoure at RB and Julio Jones, Percy Harvin and LaFell at WR. I need to start 2RB, 2WR and a 1 RB/WR/TE Flex. I was thinking:

    McCoy/Martin at RB
    Jones/Harvin at WR

    The question is Flex – DMC, Smith or LaFell? To complicate matters, I could drop someone and pick up Pettigrew. I’m leaning Smith – what do you think?

  • Need one for flex (non-PPR): Rudolph, Leshoure, Meachem, Jeffery…Hartline/McCluster/Baldwin all available on waivers, however other options)

    And at this point should I trade either Meachem/Jeffery for Andre Brown for the spot start this week?

    The help is always appreciated, Chet.

    • I’d go with Leshoure as long as he plays and I could see trading either guy for Brown for this week as long as Bradshaw is out.

  • So, like, Brian Hartline is sitting there on my waiver wire in this here PPR league I’m in and I’ve got Kendall Wright and Dexter McCluster who ain’t exactly All-World. Would you drop either for Hartline?

    • I wouldn’t

  • How is Kevin Smith 15 spots after Leshoure in the Flex rankings but ahead of him in the RB rankings?

    • good question. will fix

  • Hey Chet, needed a RB this week so I dropped my kicker to grab Andre Brown. Who gets the boot come Sunday so I can pick up a foot? Turbin, Ryan Williams, or Lamar Miller. Many Thanks.

  • Hey Doc,

    RBs are Sproles, Lynch, Martin, Turbin, Jacquizz, Hunter, Royster, and DJ Ware. Is Blount a better handcuff for me to have than Ware? Or should I drop someone else and have the entire TB backfield?


    • Blount is done. Don’t worry about him.

  • The Redskins passing is driving me insane. I dropped S Moss for Avery. I have Pitta and Fred Davis at TE. My WR’s are Nicks, Lafell, Britt, Avery, Hawkins and Ogletree. Just wondering if you think I should drop Fred Davis for D Jones or S Chandler? or is there still hope for him?

    • I’d hold for now.

  • hey, i’m in a cozy 4 team league. we are all aussies living in Dubai. keen on NFL but NFL fantasy is a whole different ball park! :)
    any thoughts on my team…
    QBs- Romo and Ryan
    RBs- Rice, McCoy, Bush, Martin
    WRs- Cruz, AJ Green, A. Johnson, B. Marshall, M. Wallace, W. Welker
    TE- Gates (inj?)
    K- Crosby
    DEF- 49ers.
    as you can image all of the top players are spread across the other 3 teams so trades the word? and maybe a cheeky waiver get.

    • Yo Chet, any thoughts? thanks mate.

  • Considering trading my Hernandez for pettigrew straight up. Figure more weeks with pettigrew, and difference between the two might not be too much considering new england weaponry. Thoughts?

  • By the way it’s a 10 team auction in the 2nd year of a keeper in case you wondering how I got so many players. Cam and Cruz were really cheap which enabled me to spend a little more on backs. That along with several trades got me this team.

  • After several trades my team is stacked at rb. Someone with Graham has expressed interest in McFadden. Should I consider giving McFadden for Graham considering how deep I am or can I get more? Would Graham and LaFell be good enough or would it have to be someone like Britt or Maclin?

    qb- Cam
    rb- McCoy
    rb- McFad
    wr- Cruz
    wr- Percy
    wr- Antonio
    te- Finley
    flx- Forte
    flx- Martin
    bench- CJ2k, Pitta, Jacquizz, Laurent

  • Haha…on my Droid…sorry. how much FAAB would you spend for desean Jackson?

  • I’m thinking about trading Antonio Brown, Brandon LaFell, and Chris Johnson for Dez Bryant and Jimmy Graham in a PPR league (I would be offering this trade, trying to buy Dez low and HUGELY upgrade my TE from Jared Cook). Would I be giving up too much WR talent? I also have AJ Green and Reggie Wayne so I feel as though I’d still have 3 strong wide receivers.

  • Standard league: I have Witten and Rudolph; reluctant to drop one for Bennett or Pitta?

    • I wouldn’t. Witten will come around and I like Rudolph’s upside more than Pitta.

  • Hey Grey,

    Would you trade Bowe for SJax in a 12 team non PPR. Bowe is my WR3 behind Nicks and Lloyd and I’ve got LaFell and Den. Moore to use as WR3 if I do the deal.

    Really need a RB with CJ tanking and SJax is the best RB I’ve been offered.

    I would slide D Murray to RB1 SJax to RB2 and CJ to flex with Hillis, Ingram and J. Stewart on my bench.

    Should I do it?

    • Hah, I am not Grey, but I don’t think I would do that trade. I don’t like how SJax has looked so far and Bowe gets the Saints this week, while SJax gets the Bears.

    • Sorry meant Chet! Boy do I feel like a douche!

      • hah, no worries

    • HA! This made me laugh!

  • why are you so low on greg little? he has a good matchup against BUF, no? own blackmon over him?

    • Still sorting out the bottom of the list.

  • On my DHB or Lafell question..also add Amendola, Avery, or Collie to the list. Which 1 of 5 has best ros?

  • I have Olsen as my TE, and all other waiver options (i.e. Pitta, Rudolph, Bennett) are gone. After one mediocre game and one bad game, I am starting to get nervous. What do you think of the Winslow signing and what kind of value do you see him having while Hernandez is out?

    • I don’t like Winslow much. He has no knees left. Give Olsen another week and if it’s a no go, trade or pick up someone who surfaces.

    • Thanks Chet!!

  • Standard non-ppr. Who has better rest of season: DHB or Lafell?
    And I need AHern replacement, Rudolph or Celek?

    • Celek and LaFell

  • I’m trying to buy low on Jamaal Charles. I gave up DBrown & LaFell for JMail. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Looks good.

  • Sure…how much fawn would you use foe desean Jackson? Someone dropped him in my league?

    • I teach English, so I’m going to have to ask you to use English.

  • Who to target in 1 PPR? Avery, LaFell, or Hartline?

    Also non PPR, Welker (BAL) or Stevie (CLE) this week?

  • Can I get your opinion on some trades I made?

    trade 1 (I feel I slightly overpaid)

    I gave Murray and Nicks
    I got McCoy and Antonio Brown

    trade 2

    I gave Charles and Martellus
    I got McFadden

    trade 3 (verbal agreement)

    I give Alf and Stevie Johnson
    I get Martin and Finley

    • I like all three for you. The first is close, but McCoy is the prize.

  • Trade Finley or hang in there hoping he gets his stuff together? Might be able to move him for Miles Austin, which would leave me starting Rudolph or Pitta. Too big of a downgrade?

    • I’d go for it. Finley is too inconsistent.

  • Hey Chet –

    Would you trade Jimmy Graham for Welker and Finley? My WR situation blows – Colston, S. Rice and Mike Williams (TB) now.


    • I wouldn’t. You should be able to get a top WR for Graham.

  • Sorry about the preposterous, but any help on the desean fawn question? Thanks in advance Chet!

    • Sorry, could you ask again? I must have missed it.

  • I have bradshaw and d wilson. Drop wilson for a brown? also, drop ogletree for dhb, la fell, or avery? thanx

    • I’d drop Ogletree for LaFell. If you might start Brown this week I’d drop Wilson for him.

  • Is Larry Fitz still an auto start. Have Stevie Johnson, Dez Bryant, and Santonio Holmes to work with. 2 WR start non-ppr.

    • He’s an auto start over Holmes.

  • My tight ends are just not hitting yet. Do I keep on with them or try other “sleepers”? I have Rudolph and Dreessen.

    • I’d drop Dreessen for the flavor of the week.

  • Would you trade Flacco and J.Charles for Stafford and CJ2? I need a decent QB and have good running backs.

    • Yeah, as long as you feel good at RB, I’d do that.

  • 10 tm ppr. Trade Wayne for Reggie Bush? Have Welker, A. Brown, S. Smith, T. Smith, Cobb. Right now starting CJ and Sproles at RB

    • Yes.

  • Trade Morris for Hillis? 16tm non PPR

  • I lost both Hernandez and Bradshaw on Sunday. I have waiver #6. My bench RBs are garbage backups and have no extra TE. Andre Brown is really the only decent RB on waivers. Is he worth the gamble of missing out on Pitta during waivers if I can get Kyle Rudolph instead?

    • Yeah, I’d try for Brown first

  • 5 PPR w/ Flex league. I give L Fitz and A Morris and get Megatron and Santonio.

    Still have Spillar, Sproles, Forte, M Bush, and Hillis. At WR I’d have Megatron, Jordy, A Brown, LaFell, Santonio.


    • It’s even, but megatron is the side I’d want.

  • Ha just realized laShoure is on my WW as well. Drop Dwyer for him since he has turf toe?

    • Yeah, I’d go that way

  • Did goodson win the mcfadden handcuff this week?

    • Looks like it.

  • Brandon Lafell is available on the WW. Have to drop either Kenny Britt or J. Dwyer to bid on him. Should I and which is more droppable?

  • Witten or t. Smith? Ppr

    • Torrey Smith

  • Somebody in my league kicked Desean Jackson to the curb. How much FAAB would you offer?

  • do you take mathews for antonio and donald brown?

    • im getting mathews in this deal

    • As long as losing Antonio doesn’t kill your WRs

  • Spiller is selling real hugh right now. I would like to trade him because I think his production will drop off/cut down when Jackson gets back. Is this a good move? (Ppr)

    • I could see selling high, but it would have to be pretty darn high. Top 7 back high.

  • Would you trade Welker for Pitta in a standard league if your TE was Olsen and Cook. Already have Lloyd, V-Jax, and Stevie J.

    • I woudn’t

  • Chet, I’ve got the #1 Waiver priority in a 10 Team, 1pt PPR. I’m debating on using it for either Amendola or B.Tate – or holding onto it for now. My RBs are solid, but Tate could be a valuable trading piece if Foster gets banged up.
    QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, TE, DEF, K. (NO flex!)
    QB: Romo
    RB (2): McCoy, Murray, T. Rich, Ryan Williams, Dwyer
    WR (3): Harvin, Bowe, L. Moore, Blackmon, Britt, Cobb
    TE: Graham

    Use my waiver position for Danny A or Tate – or pass for now? Also available, LeShoure, K. Hunter, LaFell, Hartline, Avery.

    • I think in 1 pt PPR you have to roll with Danny since you are weaker at WR than RB.

  • Who do you reckon is better in PPR, Pitta or Olsen?

    • Pitta

  • Would you drop alshon jeffery for Daryl Richardson if you have steven Jackson? I would be using waiver #4 in a continual rolling list waiver. Is it worth it or just wait to see if he’s claimed?

    • You know your league better than I do, but I might risk him not being claimed.

  • Just traded Anquan Boldin, my WR 4/5 for Denarius Moore. Do you like this? Does it please you?

    • I like it. Rather have big upside guys on my bench

  • Would you use a #3 waiver on Avery on a PPR league?

    • I think it’s worth the risk in case Collie doesn’t return

  • Should i trade for Stafford and DMC, offering Matt Ryan and one from Sjax or J Charles or Fitz? or start with M Ryan and P Garcon?

    • I would do any of those trades. Kind of doubt they will bite though.

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