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Start Anderson vs Seahawks, or Brees vs. Jags?
Scott Engel (11:00 AM)
Goddmorning everyone! I would usw Anderson - the Seattle defense is overrated
If you could get Plax for Steve Smith and a bench player, would you swing the deal?
Scott Engel (11:02 AM)
Yes - I would trust Burress to score more than Smith
Who is the better start at QB this week...Warner or Kitna. Thanks!!!
Scott Engel (11:03 AM)
I would use Kitna - Warner could really leave a game at any time with that injury
Hi, Scott. Been offered Garcia for Boldin. I'm pretty shallow at QB, but this seems like overpaying to me. Agree or disagree?
Scott Engel (11:04 AM)
I would only do it if you are deseprate at QB and havw remaining depth at WR
Scott: What are your feelings on Colston and Maroney? Are they off the milk carton?? I know Maroney is probably a part of RBC, but does he have value?? Would you trade both for a more steady RB like Edge? McGahee? Thx! You dah man!
Scott Engel (11:06 AM)
Packaging the two of them would be difficult - you will have some trouble dealing Maroney - but Colston is getting targered more and is worth keeping
Is ben watson going to play/have a good fantasy day?
Scott Engel (11:07 AM)
He has been able to returnto practice but it is too early to tell how much he could play this week yet
Jess (Bye-week hell)
Scott, would you start Echemandu in Hou against Oak or Thomas "what is an end zone" Jones?
Scott Engel (11:08 AM)
No - his hamstring could still be a minor issue
Is Lee Evans worth a pick up for this week or should I sitck with Crayton vs Eagles?
Scott Engel (11:10 AM)
Evans has had only one good game - stick with Crayton
Jason (Scarsdale NY)
offer TJones (TD allergy) for Maroney (grass allergy)?
Scott Engel (11:11 AM)
That trade would not help you at all - I see no reason to make it
Should I stick with my bias and start my eagles defense against dallas?
Scott Engel (11:13 AM)
Never let your allegiance affect your fantasy moves- I would consider another option
Trying to crawl out of the cellar of my FF league! Big Ben this week, or Jason Campbell against the horrible NYJ team? Also, is Deion Branch good to go this week, or should I bench him in favor of Deshaun Foster, Norwood, or Anthony Gonzalez?
Scott Engel (11:14 AM)
I would use Ben, regardless of matchup - Deion is 50--50 to play so keep Foster ready
Flex in a PPR league - Lindale White or Crayton?
Scott Engel (11:16 AM)
Even though its PPR, White gets more touches and has a better chance of scoring
Come on Scott - give us some good news on Marvin!
Scott Engel (11:19 AM)
There is a chance he could play this week but it is still a bit early to tell - hard to get definitive answers until we see how tomorrow's practice goes
Trade Evaluation: C Portis and Calvin Johnson for Larry Johnson and Lee Evans.
Scott Engel (11:20 AM)
Seems fair to me and no reason to overturn,although I would personally hate getting Evans
Hey Scott, quick trade quesion: Would you give up Tony Gonzalez and Plaxico Burress for Braylon Edwards?
Scott Engel (11:21 AM)
No - Burress will continue to play well and addinga top-5 TE is too much to give up
My weekly sit or start problem: Palmer or Anderson???
Scott Engel (11:21 AM)
Much as I like Anderson, I still stick with Palmer
Scott, I need some help buddy and i believe you're the man to do it! I got the vikes d' and no backup. This week is not a good week for them, i need a good darkhorse d (darkhorse means everyone else in league does own 2, so there aren't too many options). i'm think niners or falcons. sound good?
Scott Engel (11:23 AM)
Get the Saints if you can - they have really turned it around lately
Gerard (Celebration, FL)
I am disgusted with Steve Smith and Frank Gore's production. I am offering them for Larry Johnson...smart move?
Scott Engel (11:24 AM)
That might not get youJohnson right now - he is still performing rather well and Gore and Smith have been disappointments
For the flex spot this weekend: Graham, Grant, or Bowe? Thanks Scott!
Scott Engel (11:25 AM)
I would use Bowe - don't trust Graham and Grant is still unproven
Start heap or drop for vernon davis this week?
Scott Engel (11:27 AM)
Use Davisthis week, but don't drop Heap - bench him if he is still not ready
Plain and simple, Julius Jones or Ryan Grant?
Scott Engel (11:27 AM)
Grant - Jones is really not a useful fantasy player right now
in a vaccuum, would you give up 85 for LJ?
Scott Engel (11:28 AM)
No - I would not trade away the best player at a thin position
If I'm trying to get Carson Palmer for Donovan McNabb, what kind of player is a good throw-in to make it happen?
Scott Engel (11:30 AM)
It's going to take more than just a throw-in and Mcnabb - ask the other owner who he likes on your roster and go from there
Scott!! Never thought I'd be asking this, but Adrian Peterson against SD or Kevin Jones against Denver?? Denver is the worst rush defense in the league!!
Scott Engel (11:31 AM)
I stick with Pdterson - he can explode at any time
Need a bye week replacement D...OAK, NO, or HOU?
Scott Engel (11:32 AM)
I'd go with Oakland against a reeling Houston team
Bob (Brooklyn, NY)
Oakland or New England D/ST? Galloway or Ward?
Scott Engel (11:34 AM)
I would never bench NE,even against the Colts - Ward will be more reliable now that he is healthy again
Jason (Scarsdale NY)
WAS or BAL defense this weekend? WAS faces a rookie QB playing for the Jets.
Scott Engel (11:35 AM)
Clemens is not a rookie, but I would opt for Washington
Would you trade Addai and Chatman for LT? Addai has actually averaged better numbers than LT this year ...
Scott Engel (11:36 AM)
Any time you can get LT, do it - he is more durable and will finish with the better numbers
Is McNabb or Anderson enough of an upgrade from Garcia to trade Fitzgerald? My other WRs are Wayne and Welker.
Scott Engel (11:38 AM)
I think Garcia is steady and will bounce back and you should keep him
You'd start Pats D this week??? I have them, but was really afraid to start them! Are you sure?? Redskins and NO are available.
Scott Engel (11:39 AM)
New England will be up for this big game and will play very well even if they surrender about 21 points
You Need To Post This
Scott, I have to be honest. I read all these chats and it is clear that you give the worst advice. And you are not even willing to post negative comments (like this) when all the other guys are. Chad Johnson, the best receiver? You've got to be kidding me. He's not even the best to own from his team! Defend yourself!
Scott Engel (11:40 AM)
Do you really read the chats? I never said Chad Johnson was the best WR - now you're the one that has to defend yourself :)
I have both McNabb and Romo, and have been offered Bowe for McNabb, fair deal?
Scott Engel (11:41 AM)
Sure, especially if you need the WR help- make the most of that depth
Nick (Greenwich, CT)
Hey Scott! I have to start 1: Either Maroney or LaMont Jordan?? Who do u honestly like?
Scott Engel (11:42 AM)
Maroney can at least give you some decent yardage totals, something Jordan has not done lately
In fairness to "You Need to Post This", you did say in your response to Mike from philly that 85 was the best player at a thin position. I maybe wrong but I think Mike was referring to Chad Johnson (85).
Scott Engel (11:46 AM)
He gave a uniform number - I thought he meant Gates at TE - sorry for any confusion - Johnson is not the premier 85 to me
Hey Scott, Shockey is on bye. Donald Lee, Jeff King, or Scheffler this week? Thanks!
Scott Engel (11:47 AM)
I would take the shot with Scheffler - Cutler is starting to find him again
I'm sensing a little hostility towards Lee Evans...did you draft him this year? Regardless, you've gotta love the matchup of Evans with Losman throwing to him vs. the Bungles D right?
Scott Engel (11:49 AM)
I don't trust Evans regardless of matchup - yes, I drafted him, and he was traded weeks ago - Lynch will be the man for Buffalo this week
Matt (Fort Worth, TX)
Can Shaun Alexander snap out of his funk this week? He's been killing me!
Scott Engel (11:50 AM)
There can be no guarntees he will play well, even against Cleveland
Scott, in light of your response... in fairness to you, posters should stop trying to come up with nicknames or numbers for player. Post your question with a NAME. Unless you're a court reporter, type it OUT. So, who do I replace Heap with this week: Sciancoe, Spienewski, or Baker.
Scott Engel (11:52 AM)
Thanks Shane. I know most nicknames but Gates is the premier 85 to me - I would use Scheffler or Shiancoe
Joe (East Windsor, NJ)
If Andre Johnson is ready to go this week, do I start him vs OAK over your hated Lee Evans vs Cin?
Scott Engel (11:53 AM)
I don't hate Evans - you may have to use him as Johnson is still iffy
Morning Scott. I've got Gore and K & T Jones. I know I'm starting K Jones. If it comes down to a gimpy Gore or a lack-luster T. Jones, who do I go with? Thanks!
Scott Engel (11:54 AM)
Always go with the more healthy player - you don't need a guy less than 1100 pct who could also be removed from a game
WOUld you trade, wayne for S. Smith and E. Graham?
Scott Engel (11:55 AM)
I would keep Wayne - he is playing well and I don't trust Graham
PLEASE HELP!! Jacobs for Anderson so I can rotate with Big Ben?? I've got Addai and Westbrook so I can absorb the lost.
Scott Engel (11:57 AM)
I would hate to deal Jacobs right now - he is playing very well - if you use a flex keep Jacobs
Bret ( Buffalo, NY)
Which would you rather have for the rest of the year? Ryan Grant or Selvin Young?
Scott Engel (11:58 AM)
Young - a poissble Henry suspension still looms and Grant is unproven
Kyle (Cookeville, TN)
Start this week, Hesselbeck or Big Ben?
Scott Engel (11:59 AM)
Hasselbeck - much better mathup
Do you think Cotchery's value has gone up with Clemens at QB? Pennington had an unnatural love for Coles.
Scott Engel (12:00 PM)
Great question -I have read that Clemens really likes Cotchery, so watch for a possible uptick in production from Cotchery Thanks a lot everyone!
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