Here are my rankings for Week 8. I’ll answer all your start/sit questions in the comments to the best of my fake football ability. Good luck all!
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@Doc: PPR league, can only keep one of the following this week (9) due to byes, who do i keep? J. Finley, Pitt Def/St and Zuerlein. I know it sounds crazy to hang on to a kicker or defense, but they have been more valuable than finley.
Chet, in a ppr would you take welker and wayne over wallace and julio jones? i would be getting welker and wayne side.
Pick 2: Nicks, Austin, James Jones, Maclin
In nonppr, Leaguemate has Peyton Manning and Luck, and is weak at RB (Morris, Pierre Thomas and Alex Green). He’ll trade Luck, I was thinking of offering him 2-3 players between this group: Ronald Brown, Felix Jones, Peyton Hillis, Dwyer, Gibson, Avery, Titus Young, and possibly Dustin Keller. I was leaning towards Brown, (Jones or Hillis), and (Young or Gibson). What do you think?
Broyles or stl Richardson for the rest of the year? Ppr league
Hi chet, who’s a better flex option in your opinion? Trent richardson or Brandon Lloyd? It’s PPR. Thanks!
Going to lean Lloyd with AHern out.
Ppr league flex position Trent Richardson , Kenny Britt, Josh Gordon, or Dwyer . Second team Antonio Brown , Rashad Jennings . Ppr and flex as well . Thanks for the help
I’m biased toward TRich’s ability. He’s risky, but I’m leaning his way. I like Brown in PPR
H.miller or M.Bennett this week and ROS?
I’d lean Miller this week and Bennett ROS
. Now for My PPR Flex..Now sure of injury update w/Felix or if Tanner cuts into his carries… Do U Still play jones or will Dwyer be getting more opportunity ..Thx
Have Graham. Would you pick up D. Thomas or P. Thomas as backup?
PPR League. Due to the “frankenstorm” I’m struggling with making a decision. Pick 2 of the following; Olsen, Hartline, V. Ballard, P. Tanner.
Thanks in advance.
In light of Thursday performance…Would you trade Martin and Marshall to get lynch and Wallace?
Tanner, Olsen unless Brown doesn’t play
Trade question: I can get Stewart for F. Jackson, but might be able to get Stewart/Fitzpatrick for my F. Jackson/S. Johnson. Would you do both, or only the latter? Txs!
I don’t think I’d do either at this point. I like JStew a lot, but he’s still risky.
Chet, how much does weather factor into fantasy lineup decisions? I have Ryan but because of the hurricane, it could be really rainy in Philly. My QB2 is Luck.
Depending on the weather on Sunday in Philly, should I start considering Luck (great matchup) an option over Ryan? Thanks.
PPR League Start Stafford or Luck. Bradshaw or Dwyer? Thanks.
Luck and Bradshaw if he’s a go.
Need a WR and a Flex..
Kerley, N. Washington, B. Gibson, Stephens Howling
Grade Trade: Give up TSmith/Givens for Stewart/Gordon. Have Foster/Mathews/Dwyer, AJGreen/Julio/Cobb. Need solid RB3
It works for your team so I like it.
Hey Chet, a couple questions: I’m in a PPR league with a maximum of 3 RBs allowed on our roster. I have L. McCoy, D. Murray, and R. Jennings; should I drop 1 to grab J. Stewart?
Also, should I start Steve Smith (CAR) or Jennings/Stewart?
Dang. I’d like to own JStew there, but I’d play Jennings over him this week.
Hey Chet – in PPR should I start Daryl Richardson or Andre brown RB2? I had AP last night and spiller is on his BYE. Any suggestions? Jstew I can still pick up and draughn as well… Thanks!!
I’d pick up JStew. Tough matchup, but named starter.
I think he means a guy like Blackmon, Woodhead, even maybe DHB.
Thanks for all the advice so far!
Two questions — (1) Given my line up (below), do you think I should trade for J. Stew? (2) What would be a fair (but advantageous) offer? For what its worth, we’re against each other today.
This is in a standard-scoring, non-PPR, ESPN league where I can start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, 1 D/ST, and 1 K.
QB: RG3, Vick, Dalton
RB: Ridley, CJ2k, LeShoure, Hillis, Jacquizz, Bolden
WR: Roddy, Wallace, Brown, Andre Roberts, Hawkins
TE: Celek, Hernandez
QB: Romo, Cutler, Ponder
RB: SJax, Shonn Greene, MJD, J. Stew, Woodhead
WR: AJ Green, Mike Williams, Randall Cobb, Heyward-Bey, Britt, Garcon, Blackmon
Also, what do you think about a trade of my RG3, CJ2k, and Josh Gordon for Brady, Alfred Morris, Nicks?
I wonder if you could pry JStew and Cobb away with an offer of Roddy and scrubs?
Haha, who’s “scrubs”?
Bench players you think he might like to be his bench players.
1) Should I trade MJD+BMarshall for RBush? I’m stacked on WR (Harvin, Demaryius, BMarshall & Bowe) and low on quality RB. Do you have any other realistic RB targets I could look at w/ MJD+WR above? Currently 2-5 even though I have 2nd highest point total in the league. Need wins now for playoff hopes; can’t wait for MJD to return.
2) Leshoure or JStewart for this week?
I don’t love it, but I could see doing it in your situation. I’d lean Stewart
Hey Chet, you have any worries about Ryan going up against Philly’s secondary? Would it be crazy to start Luck this week over him?
I have some worries, but he’s been plying too well to sit for Luck.
PPR: Sproles or Morris… Also do you sit Julio or Nicks for Cobb this week?
Sproles, and I’d sit Nicks for him.
I need a somewhat decent game from my WR2 spot this week with Nelson likely being out. Including the waiver wire my options are Jeremy Kerley, Brandon Gibson, Donald Driver, Leonard Hankerson and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Who would you recommend?
There are some decent names in there, but none really pop out as must starts, but I’d lean Kerley.
Due to Lynch’s rough ROS schedule, should i try to trade him and Rashad Jennings for Mccoy? My other rb is DMC :-\ Thanks in advance!
Tough call. Lynch can so well against tough matchups. Really depends on Jennings and how long MJD is out. I could see doing it, but it’s pretty even.
Is it a good time to buy low on brandon lloyd or stay away.
Tough call. I’m a little worried that he’s not going to break out.
One more question for you Chet.
If Jordy doesn’t play, who should I pick up?
I might give Donald Driver a try in that case. I;d probably lean Avery from those.
Need to start 2 of these guys in a non PPR: Willis McGahee, Jamal Charles or Run DMC. I’m stuck on who to bench thanks.
I have to go with the upside of JC and DMC. McGahee is safer than DMC, but I’m giving him another week.
I need to pick two RBs to start this weekend in my PPR/PPRush league:
JC Superstar vs Oak
Ryan Mathews @ Cle
Marshawn Lynch @ Det
Rashad Jennings @ GB
I am leaning towards starting Charles and Mathews–Jennings isn’t really in the conversation–but it is so hard for me to bench Marshawn. He is the epitome of steady, reliable production because the Hawks always give him the ball, which is half the battle in this league. However, Oakland and Cleveland have a lot less intimidating run-Ds than Detroit. Besides that, I am also tempted by the sky’s-the-limit upside of both Charles and Mathews. But the Norv Turner factor of inexplicable not giving the ball to his best player scares me too. What to do, what to do….
I feel good about Mathews and JC is hard to bench, but I agree Lynch is much steadier. I’d go JC/Mathews unless you want to play it safe.
In news that could have been brought to my attention yesterday (Damn you Belichick!) Hernandez did not fly to London. Hopefully this will get him healthy for the rest of the season after his Bye…but as for now I need a TE for this week and the next.
If you could only pick up one guy, who would you pick up?
Celek (Atl, @ NO)
Myers (@KC, TB)
Dreessen (No, @Cin)
Pettigrew (Sea, @Jac)
Thanks Chet and Good Luck this Weekend
The Hernandez situation may not be injury related. I’d sit tight and not drop anyone pending more info.
Reports are that he is hurting and won’t play now.
I’d lean Pettigrew. Good luck!
So my trade for ADP fell through. Would you trade Marshall straight up for Lynch in a PPR league?
And if I did that, I’d have to flip R. Bush for a WR. What do think he’s worth?
I like Bushs schedule to help him finish the season well, so I wouldn’t want to flip him.
Need some help. I need to start 3: Ridley, Alf Morris, Chris Johnson, and Jamal Charles?
All seem to have solid match ups but I’m leaning on benching Morris.
I’d probably bench Ridley. His upside is huge, but his usage is a bit inconsistent.
Need two out these 3 WRs: Britt, Lloyd, Steve Smith. Rankings are too close. Bears D playing lights out so makes sense to sit Smith but not too comfortable with Lloyd either. Both receive a good amount of targets too.
Also, if Donald Brown plays, is it the end of Ballard? I think I would feel more confident playing Tanner over Ballard. Thanks.
Yeah, that’s tough. I’d probably sit Smith, but they are close. I could see going with Tanner.
Have Vick and R. Mathews, trade for A. Dalton and Michael Turner/
@Doc: Amendola was dropped in my PPR league. Worth a #2 WW selection?
cobb and ryan for stafford and roddy? which two would you rather have? (redraft)
I got offered Colston for R. Jennings. My other Rbs are Lynch, Ridley Hunter and Murray. My other WRs are Julio, Wallace D. Moore and Britt. Should I do it?
I don’t think it fits your team.
Vick Ballard, Alex Green, or Kenny Britt as my flex this week? I think Britt has the most talent, but Green will have a higher workload.
Yeah. Green is the safer play.
Start M. Stafford or M. Hasselback?
Do I start Rudolph over Avery in the flex?
Would you pick up Donald Brown off waivers in standard? I would have to drop Garcon…
I’d probably just hold onto Garcon unless you really need a RB.
Better chance at late season fantasy production…Benson or Beannie?
Who should i pick up from waivers JStew or Mendenhall… I just dropped G.Jennings.
Hey Doc… PPR> Should I drop Avery (or Mike Wms) to pick up Amendola? looking down the playoff road..
Also.. Flex PPR Dwyer, Felix, Avery or Tampa Mike? Thx
I’d drop Avery for him. Felix
Also, drop DHB for Ben Tate?
Whatever position you need more depth at
hey man, pick 2 phil tanner, vick ballard, mike williams, titus young (.5 ppr) Different league pick 1 bradshaw, ridley, rashard
Williams, Young / Ridley
Ponder/Harvin/San Fran DST or Peyton/Stokley/Minn DST? .25 ppr.
Brady/Torrey Smith for Peyton Manning/Nicks, which two would you rather?
Pretty even, but would lean Manning side because of schedule.
Bowe or Britt, PPR?
Gotta lean Britt.
Any thoughts on Torrey Smith for the rest of the season?
I like him. Should see more targets with the Ravens D giving up points.
Rudolph or miller this week? And Fragile felix or rashad jennings this week also
I have Cutler & Dalton, trade Cutler Torrey BPowell for Vick JStew Young, I start Harvin Nicks with StevieJ on bench
It’s a bit risky, but I like the upside.
I know it close but who would you start Josh Freeman, Vick or Cam? Thanks in advance!
I’d play Vick
Do I start Rudolph tonight or wait and hope to have Graham available?
As a follow up, if I wait for Graham, who would you flex in a rb/wr/te position: Rudolph, Avery, or Little?
I’d start Rudolph if you can’t grab David Thomas or Joel Dreessen to play if Graham can’t go.
Sup Chet? I need help. Debating on starting Jennings over Ridley. I got Ridley in the lineup now. If I keep that I have a dilemma at the flex. It would be b/t Jennings, D. Moore or Britt I also have the Packers D that would be going against Jennings. I’m sitting at 2-5 right and I’m in a must win situation. So, who would roll with in those situations. Thx.
If it’s not PPR, I’d go with your 2 RBs
ponder,weeden,bradford,sanchez .stuck on bye week filler at qb
Would you trade Gates and Torrey Smith for Roethlisberger, Rudolph, and Jeremy Kerley? I need someone to replace Stafford in my starting lineup.
Only if you have someone better to start at WR than Kerley
Most weeks I would start Nelson, Cobb, and Moore. Kerley and Hankerson on the bench.
I think it’s worth it then.
PPR league. Christian Ponder, R. Tannehill or Stafford?
Michael Bush or Felix Jones?
Ryan Broyles or Randall Cobb?
Forgot, Atlanta’s D or Giants?
Don’t love either, but leaning Giants.
Cobb, Jones, Stafford
Cecil Shorts or Lance Moore?
Doug Martin or Alex Green or Felix Jones at RB?
Chris Givens or Mike Williams at WR?
Williams and Martin.
Jermichael Finley has been killing me all year, so I picked up Olsen and Celek. Can you please rank ROS in .5PPR so I can have a better idea who to drop. Everyone’s rankings have Olsen and Celek so close this week, but not high enough to get excited to start either one of them. Am I kidding myself putting in Finley waiting for that monster game he’s capable of and hitting the jackpot?
Finley has been hurting the last three weeks so there is some hope that he has room to go up. I like Olsen this week, but would choose Finley ROS.
What happened to Britt last week? Even if they roll coverage towards him shouldn’t he be able to beat that (I mean, it was the Bills)? I traded Bradshaw for him so it’s looking pretty bad for now.
They went away from the pass with CJ going crazy, so I still have hope.
Need 2WR/2RB/1Flex from the following: (PPR w/ 1per10 return yardage)
Julio / Wayne / Antonio Brown / Cobb / Dez
DMC / Mathews / R.Bush
Wayne, Cobb, Mathews, DMC, Bush
PPR 2 WR who would u bench (MEGATRON, DECKER, J Jones)?
2 HB who would you Bench (Alfred Morris, AP, M. Lynch, Doug Martin)?
Jones, Martin, Morris
With Jordy out I need to replace him. Do I go with my bench:
DeseanJax, Avery, or find a bottom barrel guy? (14 peep league)
I’d go DJax
Hey Chet in standard scoring. Need 2 WR. Maclin, D Henderson, Givens or D Avery? Thanks.
In std league, can you rank Megatron, Harvin, Marshall, & Wayne for the RoS? Harvin is the only one with a bye week still to come. Thanks!
I like them in the order you wrote them.
trying to get JStew. do want to overpay he is just a bench player for now. Have Charles, Forte, Martin. Witten is only TE. Trade Ballard and Witten for JStew and Rudolph? non ppr redraft. Rudolph still has bye ahead and only ww TE are Fasano and Clark
typo…do not want to overpay
No chance of getting him for Ballard? I’d probably do the other if not.
Are Flacco and T.Rich too much for A.Luck and R.Bush? Thanks.
Also, I have R.Rice and J.Charles as my usual starters.
No, I’d take the Luck side
Why so little love for Cecil Shorts? Surprised to see him behind quite a few of the guys ranked ahead of him, incl his non-startable teammate.
He should be moved up a bit, I agree.
Cobb, Martin, or Nicks pick 2
For the rest of the season who do you like better in a PPR, i need 3.
Nicks,Wayne,Julio Jones, Wallace
Wayne, Jones, Nicks
I got hou defense on bye who beyer play this wk atl mia det
In a 12 team PPR I need to choose 3 of 4:
Megatron, Julio, Decker, and Cobb.
What would you do? I know I shouldn’t bench Megatron, but after watching that Chicago game and how bad Stafford looked…
Also, sounds like Jordy Nelson may not even play…so Cobb gets a huge boost. Opponent has Aaron Rodgers, and I usually dont care about the opponents starters…but is that a factor?
Any thoughts or should I just ask my 3 year old to pick my team
With these four maybe your 3 year old would have better luck. I can’t bench CJ. If Jordy plays I’d bench Cobb. If he doesn’t I’d lean Jones.
Is fjax+r.jennings a decent offer.for AP in a 12 team ppr league? AP owner is light on running backs.and I’d like.to.have a rb combo of dmc and all day…..also stewart or steve smiff in my flex and miller or rudolph at te?!
Hey Chet, one more if you will…
Trade Torrey/Jacquizz for Cobb/JStew?
I know i would be in a heartbeat.
So, like, would you trade Marshall, R. Bush and Vincent Brown for ADP, Hakeem Nicks and Alex Green? PPR. 2RB, 3WR + FLEX.
Starting RBs would be DMC, ADP and Mathews. WRs would be Roddy White, Nicks and Torrey Smith. As of now, I’m rolling DMC, Bush, Mathews, Marshall, White and Smith.
Yes, get ADP there for sure.
I was offered Forte/A.Brown for R.Bush/D.Thomas. Thoughts?
It’s close, but I like Bush’s schedule a lot more
trade ridley/d.williams/pats d for r.bush/d.moore/chargers d?
16tm non ppr
also, how about Ridley for Bush straight up?
I’d do the first without much hesitation.
I need 3 of 4 in a standard scoring league: Randall Cobb (Jac), Kenny Britt (Ind), Steven Jackson (NE), Vick Ballard (@Ten).
Thanks a lot.
Would probably sit SJax
Good Morning Chet
I have a real RB Conundrum in a 12 team non ppr this week.
Mt Rb Stable is Ray Rice, Dougie Martin, Trich, Donald Brown and William Powell.
I have to play one of Trent Richardson, Donald Brown or William Powell…
or Drop Powell and pick up one of Jamie Harper, Kendall Hunter, Philip Tanner.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I’d probably lean TRich as long as he plays. If he doesn’t I’d go with Tanner.
Hi, hoping for your advice. 10 team, flex (wr/te/rb) .5ppr, 15 week season – NO PLAYOFFS
WR – Megatron, Maclin, Sidney Rice/Avery
RB – T-richardson, doug martin, ballard, pierre thomas
TE – Hernandez, H.Miller
1) would you trade Richardson for one of: Wallace, Colston, D.Thomas and J.Stewart? And in which order?
2)Would you trade Hernandez for Austin Miles?
3) would you do one or the other or both?
any thoughts, anyone? Thanks
I would keep Richardson. I would trade for Miles.
Thanks, would you prefer Austin or Turner for hernandez?
I’d rather trade Turner
trade for turner, right? I currently own hernandez
Oh, sorry. No. I thought you were getting Miles Austin. That’s who I want.
Ha, im confused. maybe if i explain it better. 10 team, flex (wr/te/rb) .5ppr, 15 week season – NO PLAYOFFS (4-3 record now)
I own Hernandez. The other owner has both Mike Turner and Miles Austin. (.5ppr). Would you hold Hernandez, or trade him for turner or austin? thanks for the clarification,
Right. I would trade AHern for Austin.
hernandez didnt make trip to london. would you take turner for hernandez if Miles Austin deal isnt there anymore, or hold? thanks again
No, I wouldn’t do that. Hernandez is ok. Looks like he has a new edition to his family. Some chance he flies to London later. Hold tight.
Ok, news now is that he really is still hurting. I still don’t want Turner though.
Also, Rivers or Cam this week?
Ugh, I’m going to lean Rivers.
Non-PPR Flex, S. Jax or Leshoure?
Tough call. I’m leaning SJax.
In a 14tm league. RB’s are scarce. Should I risk playing T.Rich or throw M.Floyd in my flex?
There’s still time to see how TRich practices. I’d hold off making a decision.
I own these WRs: Bryant, Hartline and Broyles. These WRs are avail on waivers: T. Young, Amendola, Heyward-Bey, S. Moss. Who, if any, would you pick up? Txs.
I might lean Young over Broyles, it’s close in PPR. But if you are looking long term I’d got with Amendola over both.
You think I should start Vick even if I own Falcons D? or go with my second option(Cutler)?
Who would you rather have ROS in a +1 PPR/+3 at 100 yds bonus — Vernon Davis or Owen Daniels? Davis is already complaining about the offensive coordinator, and hasn’t caught more than 5 balls in any game (not that he’s been unproductive overall…).
It is close, but I think they’ll get VD more involved going forward.
Have Foster/Murray/FJax/Jones with Jennings/Nicks/DMoore/LMoore/Bowe in 3WR/2RB PPR. Can only hold 4RBs and to avoid a zero I want to try to package FJax with a WR to make a run at DMC. Which WRs would you be willing to give up in the deal?
Nick, I own DMC in another league and although he has a very favorable schedule going forward he has really underperformed this year possibly due to their blocking scheme. I would think twice about trading Fred and a solid receiver for him. Hope I’m wrong but it hasn’t been pretty so far.
Pick two ..Lloyd, Shockley, givens. With Rice and AJ Green on bye I’m looking for upside not a conservative approach. Also need to start 1 of Dwyer, Stephens howling, Powell or Hunter. thanks.
Dwyer. Lloyd, Givens
12-team redraft, .75 PPR WR, best-ball. It is a QB-FLEX league – QB value is higher than normal.
I give Ryan/vjax/decker to get Flacco/Calvin/Wallace. My other QB is Vick. Is the downgrade at QB too big? I love Ryan this year. I like the upgrade at both WR positions (though i also love decker going forward with DEN’s schedule…), but Ryan to flacco is a big drop.
Tough one. What do you think?
I wouldn’t do that
Trying to get as many opinions as possible.. I’ve been offered Leshoure for my Sproles straight up. Non-PPR. Thoughts?
Also, B.Lloyd or Titus this week?
Sproles side and Lloyd
have graham keller and jstew. ppr league need te and wr/rb/te filled. have torrey and spiller on byes
Keep an eye on Graham’s status and go with him if he looks good to play (right now it doesn’t look that great) and JStew
Given the matchups, do you think should I start Vick Ballard over Michael Turner as RB2?
It’s close, but I’ll still give it to the veteran.
Need to start 2 RBs, 2 WRs and a RB/WR FLEX. Out of these, which 3 would you sit:
I’d sit Welker, Jennings, Martin
Who do you like better as a flex play (non-ppr): Heyward-Bey, Pierre Thomas or Gibson
With Torrey Smith off, my only options to replace him are Titus Young and Kevin Ogletree. Considering what he did against the Giants in Week One, am I crazy for leaning Ogletree? It’d be for this week only, of course. Or has the Giants D/awareness of this guy increased enough to forget about it? I’m just thinking Young hasn’t done enough to prove his absolutely worthy of the spot start yet (especially with his knee injury and Seattle’s D). Thoughts? Thanks.
I’d probably lean Young still. Even with Bryant hampered Ogletree didn’t do much. Witten was still hurt week 1.
Alternatively, would you start Rudolph, and use Graham/Britt/M. Floyd in flex?
I might lean that way
Keep Rudolph on bench and hope Graham plays Sunday?
Let’s see what the practice report is for today.
Hey Chet – curious who you would start at my second flex in a PPR league – Doug Martin or Randall Cobb? Hard to sit either guy right now, but my starting WR are Julio/Decker and I have AP/McGahee/RBush locked in at RB/Flex1.
I’d lean Cobb in PPR.