Chet’s Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings October 25, 2012  |  Chet

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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  1. herschel says:

    @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.


  2. Andrew says:

    Chet, in a ppr would you take welker and wayne over wallace and julio jones? i would be getting welker and wayne side.

  3. samj says:

    Pick 2: Nicks, Austin, James Jones, Maclin


  4. Costa says:

    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?

  5. Sal says:

    Broyles or stl Richardson for the rest of the year? Ppr league

  6. Dan says:

    Hi chet, who’s a better flex option in your opinion? Trent richardson or Brandon Lloyd? It’s PPR. Thanks!

  7. Herman says:

    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

  8. Ghost says:

    H.miller or M.Bennett this week and ROS?

  9. Steve.C says:

    . 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

  10. Jim Parkey says:

    Have Graham. Would you pick up D. Thomas or P. Thomas as backup?

  11. me says:

    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.

  12. Jim Parkey says:

    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!

  13. Brian says:

    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.

  14. Badlab says:

    PPR League Start Stafford or Luck. Bradshaw or Dwyer? Thanks.

  15. JohnnyKielbasa says:

    Need a WR and a Flex..

    Kerley, N. Washington, B. Gibson, Stephens Howling

  16. Nick says:

    Grade Trade: Give up TSmith/Givens for Stewart/Gordon. Have Foster/Mathews/Dwyer, AJGreen/Julio/Cobb. Need solid RB3

  17. thrillhouse44 says:

    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?

  18. David Leonard says:

    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!!

  19. Jake says:

    Hey Chet,

    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.

    My guys:
    QB: RG3, Vick, Dalton
    RB: Ridley, CJ2k, LeShoure, Hillis, Jacquizz, Bolden
    WR: Roddy, Wallace, Brown, Andre Roberts, Hawkins
    TE: Celek, Hernandez
    D/ST: Bears
    K: Gostkowski

    His guys:
    QB: Romo, Cutler, Ponder
    RB: SJax, Shonn Greene, MJD, J. Stew, Woodhead
    WR: AJ Green, Mike Williams, Randall Cobb, Heyward-Bey, Britt, Garcon, Blackmon
    TE: Gronkowski
    D/ST: Seahawks
    K: Biornas

  20. Keets says:

    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?


  21. Brad says:

    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?

  22. Slim says:

    PPR: Sproles or Morris… Also do you sit Julio or Nicks for Cobb this week?

  23. Michael says:

    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?

  24. Philip says:

    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!

    • Chet says:

      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.

  25. Neek81 says:

    Is it a good time to buy low on brandon lloyd or stay away.

  26. Dynamite Dan says:

    One more question for you Chet.

    If Jordy doesn’t play, who should I pick up?

    Donnie Avery
    Devery Henderson
    Stephen Hill
    Davone Bess

    Thanks again!

  27. D says:

    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.

  28. Principal Blackman says:

    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….

    • Chet says:

      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.

  29. Dynamite Dan says:

    Morning Chet

    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

  30. Mungfisher says:

    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?

  31. D says:

    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.

  32. Brian says:

    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.

  33. FFOwner says:

    Have Vick and R. Mathews, trade for A. Dalton and Michael Turner/

  34. herschel says:

    @Doc: Amendola was dropped in my PPR league. Worth a #2 WW selection?

  35. Keith says:

    cobb and ryan for stafford and roddy? which two would you rather have? (redraft)

  36. Brightandbrand says:

    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?

  37. John says:

    Quick question:

    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.


  38. Lola Blue says:

    Start M. Stafford or M. Hasselback?

  39. Sven says:

    Do I start Rudolph over Avery in the flex?

  40. Ash says:

    Would you pick up Donald Brown off waivers in standard? I would have to drop Garcon…

  41. USANFL says:

    Better chance at late season fantasy production…Benson or Beannie?

  42. Roger says:

    Who should i pick up from waivers JStew or Mendenhall… I just dropped G.Jennings.

  43. Banjoe says:

    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

  44. Mike says:

    Also, drop DHB for Ben Tate?

  45. ttalented mr dope man says:

    hey man, pick 2 phil tanner, vick ballard, mike williams, titus young (.5 ppr) Different league pick 1 bradshaw, ridley, rashard

  46. ruff says:

    Ponder/Harvin/San Fran DST or Peyton/Stokley/Minn DST? .25 ppr.

  47. Craig Rosenstein says:

    Brady/Torrey Smith for Peyton Manning/Nicks, which two would you rather?

  48. Mike says:

    Bowe or Britt, PPR?

  49. Justin says:

    Any thoughts on Torrey Smith for the rest of the season?

  50. Ghost says:

    Rudolph or miller this week? And Fragile felix or rashad jennings this week also

  51. erik says:

    I have Cutler & Dalton, trade Cutler Torrey BPowell for Vick JStew Young, I start Harvin Nicks with StevieJ on bench

  52. Ash says:

    I know it close but who would you start Josh Freeman, Vick or Cam? Thanks in advance!

  53. Sven says:

    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?

  54. Brightandbrand says:

    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.

  55. BRENT says:

    ponder,weeden,bradford,sanchez .stuck on bye week filler at qb

  56. Justin says:

    Would you trade Gates and Torrey Smith for Roethlisberger, Rudolph, and Jeremy Kerley? I need someone to replace Stafford in my starting lineup.

  57. Manuel says:

    PPR league. Christian Ponder, R. Tannehill or Stafford?
    Michael Bush or Felix Jones?
    Ryan Broyles or Randall Cobb?

  58. Rich says:

    Cecil Shorts or Lance Moore?

  59. Billy H. says:

    Doug Martin or Alex Green or Felix Jones at RB?

    Chris Givens or Mike Williams at WR?

    Thanks Chet!

  60. Chris says:

    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?

    • Chet says:

      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.

  61. Sam says:

    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.

  62. Doc says:

    Need 2WR/2RB/1Flex from the following: (PPR w/ 1per10 return yardage)

    Julio / Wayne / Antonio Brown / Cobb / Dez
    DMC / Mathews / R.Bush

  63. Ahmed says:

    PPR 2 WR who would u bench (MEGATRON, DECKER, J Jones)?

    2 HB who would you Bench (Alfred Morris, AP, M. Lynch, Doug Martin)?

  64. Melly says:

    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)

  65. gevaldez (@jessgers) says:

    Hey Chet in standard scoring. Need 2 WR. Maclin, D Henderson, Givens or D Avery? Thanks.

  66. Train says:

    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!

  67. Dave S says:

    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

  68. Drew says:

    Are Flacco and T.Rich too much for A.Luck and R.Bush? Thanks.

  69. T-Ball says:

    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.

  70. Max says:

    Cobb, Martin, or Nicks pick 2

  71. Andrew says:

    For the rest of the season who do you like better in a PPR, i need 3.

    Nicks,Wayne,Julio Jones, Wallace

  72. Neek81 says:

    I got hou defense on bye who beyer play this wk atl mia det

  73. gerbz says:

    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

    • Chet says:

      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.

  74. Ghost says:

    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 a rb combo of dmc and all day…..also stewart or steve smiff in my flex and miller or rudolph at te?!

  75. @demLAbums says:

    Hey Chet, one more if you will…

    Trade Torrey/Jacquizz for Cobb/JStew?

    Thanks again!!

  76. Mungfisher says:

    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.

  77. Rod says:

    I was offered Forte/A.Brown for R.Bush/D.Thomas. Thoughts?

  78. @demLAbums says:

    trade ridley/d.williams/pats d for r.bush/d.moore/chargers d?

    16tm non ppr

    also, how about Ridley for Bush straight up?


  79. Alex says:

    Hey Chet

    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.

  80. Dynamite Dan says:

    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.


  81. matt says:

    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?


  82. Matt says:

    Also, Rivers or Cam this week?

  83. Matt says:

    Non-PPR Flex, S. Jax or Leshoure?

    Thanks Chet

  84. BigTex'sAshes says:

    In a 14tm league. RB’s are scarce. Should I risk playing T.Rich or throw M.Floyd in my flex?

  85. Jim Parkey says:

    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.

  86. c3rd says:

    You think I should start Vick even if I own Falcons D? or go with my second option(Cutler)?

  87. Adam says:

    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…).

  88. Nicks Insurance says:

    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?

    • Jeff says:

      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.

  89. Jeff says:

    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.

  90. BK says:

    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?


  91. Nick says:

    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?

  92. joe says:

    have graham keller and jstew. ppr league need te and wr/rb/te filled. have torrey and spiller on byes

    • Chet says:

      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

  93. alisa says:

    Given the matchups, do you think should I start Vick Ballard over Michael Turner as RB2?

  94. Plainview says:

    Need to start 2 RBs, 2 WRs and a RB/WR FLEX. Out of these, which 3 would you sit:

    Rashard Jennings
    Julio Jones
    Percy Harvin
    Wes Welker

  95. Plainview says:

    Who do you like better as a flex play (non-ppr): Heyward-Bey, Pierre Thomas or Gibson

  96. TheRealTaz says:

    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.

  97. Jim Parkey says:

    Alternatively, would you start Rudolph, and use Graham/Britt/M. Floyd in flex?

  98. Jim Parkey says:

    Keep Rudolph on bench and hope Graham plays Sunday?

  99. Mike says:

    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.

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