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Jordon New Orleans, LA
I have three quarterbacks on my fantasy team, but I can't decide who to start this week. Who should I go with: Matt Ryan, Matt Cassell, or Ben Roethlisberger?
Yaeh Fantasy Football Chat! hello and welcome aboard....OJ may be done like dinner...but you're still alive in then playoffs...so let's roll. First question always gets answered...I'm going with Cassel...Seattle is just PUTRID against the pass..he's the choice
Santa, North Pole
Ho ho oh no! With Barber hurting, is Choice worth picking up and playing against the oh so bad schedule ahead of the Cowboys? I'm in a deep league (elves love fantasy football), so the only other options I have are Justin Fargas or Cedric Benson.
Barber is getting more traffic than any other player this week...and with Good reason. I talked at length with folks in Dallas...spoke at length with Stephania Bell (ESPN injury expert)..and the consensus is that he will play...but if he goes to the special shoe (Like McFadden did)..it takes more than a week to get used to it..I'm not very optomistic Barber will be there for you this week
Tom Brady (Boston)
Is Cassel a legitimate QB option heading into the playoffs?
so legit they may tink about trading your handsome hyde in the off season...Cassel is good for all 3 playoff weeks
Would u drop me? thinking about tashard choice. also have jamal lewis, dunn, and westy..block other owner who has barber going into playoffs
I'd drop you like you were a finace who hated sports and wanted to keep her own last name
Erik, Need help overseas. Trent Edwards or Jeff Garcia? Melwede Moore or Darren McFadden? -Josh in Japan
Ok...few reasons i picked your question: 1. International flavor...I'm hungry and IHOP pancackes sound good right now 2. The NFL game is actually being played outside our borders... 3. I watched the "Office" last night on my DVR...and it was the episode where they go to Canada (winnepeg, I believe). Awesome. BTW: Trent Edwards prolly won't play....see if Shawn Hill is available.
BREAKING NEWS: PLAYERS WIN THE INJUNCTION RE: THE STARCAPS SUPPLEMENT SUSPENSIONS....WILLIAMS BOYS PLAY FOR MINNESOTA
am i crazy for considering sending either marshawn lynch or deangelo williams to the bench in favor of pierre thomas? my gut just tells me pierre goes off on the atl...thoughts??
yes. you are crazy. Williams has scored 6 straight weeks...Carolina has rushed for 130 in 4 straight...and Reggie Bush will cut into Pierre Thomas's workload
Alex: Phoenix, AZ
Do I sit Brandon Jacobs for Peyton Hillis this week?
yep. Hard to believe we're saying this...
Ro (SLO, CA)
am I crazy to start Chester Taylor vs DET over Dwayne Bowe?
crazier than the other guy a couple of questions back. Actually, you're crazier than the people who support OJ.
Jennifer (Jersey Girl)
Help! 3rd WR issues. I have S. Moss, D. Bess and S. Holmes. I know Moss and Holmes have the most big play potential, but I'm leaning toward Bess so I don't risk getting shut out. What do you think?
Love when the ladies stop by to chat...and of course i have a unatural facination with all things New Jersey....Sopranos, Springsteen, acid wash jeans.... I'd go with Moss...despite the fact he isn't a great play. Miami spreads it around (I woory about Ginn and either TE); Sholmes is always riskier than 2 day old sushi...so I go Moss
The Dude (Los Angeles)
The Jags look awful--in a ppr can i sit MJD for LJ?
First, LOVED you in "The Big Lebowski". Second, yes. I'm all in on LJ this week. Denver can't stop the run...LJ is healthy...and KC will feed him like he's a fat kid at an all you can eat fish fry
Jason (The Mistake by the Lake, OH)
Are you kidding me? You answer some guys question about a game that happened LAST NIGHT and a QB who is NOT playing this week and you can't tell me whether or not to start Westbrook or Slaton? (A legit question) your killing me!
fair enough...when you're right/you're right. OK Slaton. But I'm still hungry and jonesin for IHOP pancakes
Tougher decision here than Mary Ann or Ginger!!!! Minn D vs Vikings with Williams Wall or Tenn D vs Dorsey sans Winslow?
first, this isn't a tough decision. When your girl asks you, you say "Of course I would rather have Maryann...Ginger's trashy..and I HATE trashy..." Now if you're hooked up to a lie detector test....I suggest you come clean: It's Ginger, she's sexy, nasty, rich, captiavting...and its not close. BTW: Tennessee...but that is a very close call
Thiggy baby. Thiggy.
Im going on the ?Boiled Chicken and Vegetable? diet soon!! Please pick 3 ? PPR: Bess, Santana Moss, Welker, Bowe. THANKS
Congratulations Steve! For those of you late to the party...if and when you get married, this is akin to deciding to go on a strict healthy diet. You can no longer have a late night cupcake...despite being tempted...but what you get (good body/long life) if better in return. But their is most definitely a tradeoff... Now to the question: Weler and Bow are automatics....Moss over Bess
ok, i know D questions aren't very sexy, but HELP! giants or the colts?!
seriously...LOVE whe the ladies chat. THESE ARE THE WOMEN WHO ARE WORTHY OF OUR WORSHIP! (Plus did anyone else notice she worked "sexy" into the question? Is it getting hot in here? Am I starting to sound like Beavis or Butthead? Anywayyyyyyyy.......I loved the Colts last week...begged everyone to pick them up...they allowed 6 points AND had a Defensive TD..and they will be great this week (Home against Cincy) and next week (home against DET). Colts.
Matt (Savannah, GA)
Have a Vincent Jackson hangover today :( Left him on my bench. Redeem me. Need 2(non-ppr): Welker, Bowe, Breaston, Holmes(also starting Big Ben)
you can't beat yourself up over VJax....it's not like you chose Fargo over Vegas for your bachelor party...this was a forgivable decision that didn't work out. Top 2...Welker and Bowe
I was actually the stunt double for "Michael Bolton" in Office Space. You know that scene when he beats the crap outta the copy machine...yep that was me.
That's not bad.
First round of the playoffs, can I really sit Westbrook after what he did last week? I have Hillis, Slaton, and SJax penciled into my 3 RB spots.
yes you can
White lights or colored lights? Hightower, Dunn or a hurt Lynch at flex?
white lights....classic. and your tux should be black on black. and you should sit Dunn....I love him (all 3 are about the same rank on my board) but I worry Caddy will get the ball at the goalline.
Definitely needing some assistance on this one, 2 QB league, do I go with Losman or Frerotte?
Get on the Gus Bus...they are playing the boys from the 3-1-3....
Don't make me mad, Kuse. You won't like me when I'm angry! Are you a fan of Steve Smith this week? I'm not confident in Delhomme, but Smith made some ridonkulous catches last week.
Smith is an OK #2 play this week...between 10 to 15 on the overall WR board
Hey dillhole. Hmm hmm...heh heh. You like seem to love "Joey" Addai. If your 4 RBs are "Joey", Hillis, Westbrook, and Slaton....are you like placing Westbrook on your bench after last week's explosion?!? That would be cool. Hmm Hmm....heh heh...
I actually downgraded Addai this morning with the news Jeff Saturday would be out. But yes...I'm still sitting BWest
John Rowland (CT)
Erik - In a PPR league, do I play it safe with Cotchery and Lance Moore...or do I start Berrian over one of those for big play potential??
Lance moore is a top 7 or 8 guy...he scores EVERY week...he is the #1 taget of Brees...
Jason / Youngstown, OH
Sorry no witty chat remarks. Have to pick two of these backs to start: C. Johnson, T. Jones, Addai, D. Williams? What do you think?
its ok...sometimes you just block and tackle...not everything has to be a joke. First 2 guys...and all 4 are good plays
The Rock (Hollywood)
Hey pal, it's me, the kid with the 'fro from Shepherd's Glen Elementary in Hamden--help me pick a flex for old times' sake--L.Coles, J.Gaffney, Caddy or Chester T.?
yes...its true...me and "The Rock" are from the same town...I'm like 3 years older...we didn't know each other....so whatever. Coles or Caddy...depending how you score And it was "West Woods Elementary"
Follow up from the Ferrotte question... Got him, McNabb, and Romo. Need to start 2. Can I sit either of my two studs for the Bus?
no...prolly not....after all it is a BUS...it ain't a limo..or a Ferrari...or a cool beach ATV
Bald guy with No Life (KC)
All my hair is gone and I have nothing else to lose...please help! Peyton or Cassel at QB? Grant or Berrian at Flex (PPR)?
Dude....wow. OK. sympathy points. Manning (but both are great plays) Berrian (Grant's thumb bothers me)
NEEEEEEEEED TO MAKE PLAYOFFS!!! GONNA WET MYSELF I'M SO NERVOUS
Do you see Ryan Grant fumbling like a 15-year-old boy trying to unhook a girls bra?
in case anyone was wondering where the line for inappropriate comments is drawn...in the immortal words of Biggie "if ya don't know.....now ya know"
First you get the money, then you get the power then you get the women...Pick 2 RBs and a flex...AP, CJ, Jacobs, Thigpen, Schaub. And, don't get high on your own supply.
outstanding reference... Ap is the #1 play on the whole board CJ...oh heck...play everyone but Schaub
ok...5 min of rapid fire...get the questions in...make 'em quick...we're lagging in questions...pick up the pace people!
I've got a nasty playoff matchip in Round 1 and need your help. Ronnie Brown or Sammy Morris?
brown...but Morris has moved up my board all week
P Thomas or Colston??
Colston...Bush worries me with thomas
Eric Kuselias, ESPN
MAYBE IF I SAY IM YOU, YOU WILL ANSWER YOURSELF. PLEASE ANSWER!! DESPERATE!!! COLES or SAMMY MORRIS FOR FLEX. OR SIT BERRIAN WITH THE CHANCE MINNESOTA RUNS THE BALL 40+ TIMES.
sit coles...and you're a very handsome man
but you don't know how to spell youre own first name
Gore or Hillis??
Hello Would you start Owen Daniels or Brandon Stokley? I have one spot left and I back and forth alot. Thanks
Daniels...he's better with Schaub
Lee Evans or Hines Ward?
Evans....Miami is #1 giving up points to opp WRS
John Rowland (CT)
Cotchery or Berrian??
Hines, T.O. or Steve Smith?
TO...but I have them all outside the top 10
Dwight K. Shrute (Scranton)
LJ or Westbrook?
LJ...and nice beet farm
Randy Moss or Barber?
Moss...I dont trust Barber...and with my knee I shouldn't be thowing anyone (extra points if you recognize that movie reference)
Gore or Westbrook?
caddy or mcclain?
McClain..but I'm VERY high on Caddy
Santa (North Pole)
Cutler or Peyton?
Manning...more consistent..playoffs aren't the time for inconsistency
Shockey or Boss - rest of year in PPR.
Boss...and he'll be great this week...Philly gives up top 5 points to opposing TEs
Adam ( Toronto )
Addai or Rhodes?...PPR League(1pt/rec, 1pt/10 yards, 6pts/TD)& why...THANKS
Addai...don't overthink it...and don't be the guy who wears the t-shirt of the band he's going to see in concert
Oscar and Andy (Montreal)
Royal or Cotchery?
Royal...and Love Montreal...say hi to "wicked wanda" for us...
OJ (White Bronco)
Quick, one question before I get locked up! Thinking about sneaking Deion Branch in to my lineup over Kevin Walter and Santonio Holmes. Is that crazier than trying to steal back my memorabilia?
yep...carzier. Enjoy the graybar hotel
The Williams brothers suspensions were just postponed... do I play MIN D against DET or the Colts D agains Cincy???
The Sausage King of Chicago
Abe Froman here: Ronnie Brown or Kevin Smith?
Ronnie Brown...and well done. P.S.-A. you can NEVER go too far...B. If I'm gionna get busted...it's not gonna be buy a guy like THAT
tony: (chicago, il)
lynch is scaring me...what to do?
settle in...grab a cold yoo-hoo..and relax. He's a solid #2 play this week
Any given Sunday???
S JAX OR COLSTON??????? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
SJax should be great this week...just got word he will get way more playing time this week...
Cooley or Schaffler?
Willy Beamen ( WHAT MOVIE???
Andre J Or L Moore? Will westbrook put up 15 atleast?? or is he worthless?? NEVER GET ANSWERED!
AGSunday...stop wasting my time...and yes. I'm skipping your question on purpose...a penalty for doubting my stuipid, useless movie trivia knowledge
Obama (White House)
I am working on getting a college playoff but need help with my fantasy team. Should I bench Romo in favor or Shaun Hill?
It's close...i'm not gonna lie. This gives me a chance to talk Philo for a second. if 2 guys are close...I'd rather play the better player. So Hill has a better matchup...he and Romo are close...but I gotta ride Mr. Jessica Simpson
Hey guys, this is my last year for fantasy for the next decade. Need to win it this year... You think Gore and Hillis are the best call with MJD on the bench? -The Juice
yep...and say hi to your new roomate "Bubba" for me. Man Karma is great sometimes.
Pick my my Boy...I said PICK UP MY BOY!!!
nope...he's out this week...but go get caddy. right now. he scores at least 1 maybe 2 this week
You've already answered my question but I see we're almost done with the chat and no traditional, "EK host of FFNOW on ESPN.com" reference.. so here it is
thanks...almost forgot. NOON EASTERN....ESPN.COM...FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW...ILL GET YOU A WIN
Lance Moore or B Marshall
Moore...scored in 5 straight games...
ok 10 minutes left...let's see if we can pick up the pace...questions are down..and we need to break the record...so get 'em in...make 'em quick..I'll get to as many as possible
Al Capone (Chi)
Warner or Peyton???
PLS HOOK A FELLOW CT MEMBER UP!!
Pls pick 3.. Forte,Addai,Jacobs,Hillis
I sit Jacobs
Pick One Please
B Edwards, D Bess, S Breaston?
wow....3 stiffs....Breaston if PPR..otherwise Edwards
Ken (Chicago, IL)
Giants or Steelers D?
Mcnabb or Pennington?
McNabb...but as much as I begged you to play McNabb on Thanksgiving...I hate him that much this week
hines ward or dustin keller as a flex play?
Ward...SF is the best team in the NFL against the TE
Franklin (Albuquerque, NM)
Baltimore D or Minnesota D?
Minn...but both are excellent
R. Wayne (Indianapolis)
Do I get hot this week or do I go with Evans and L. Moore??
this is the toughest question of the week...I have them at 8,9,10 this week...Wayne is 10
Colts D or Falcons D? Barth or Suisham @ Kicker?
Colts...and whio knows with a kicker...Efren Herrera
Checking in late....Hightower or Derrick Ward?
No kicker ?s! Bess, Hixon, or Toomer?
Holla at ya boy
Reggie Wayne or JJ Arrington....pts for return yrds league!
Caddy over Rhodes?
marshall,royal,jennings,moore 3 PLS
bman clev OH
checks in late and gets his question answred right away? i been here all day aj or bess?
fair enuff... Bess
ok boys and girl...I had a great time this week...see you tomorrow morning 7-10 est on ESPN Radio for the "erik Kuselias" show..then Sunday for Fantasy Football Now...noon eastern ESPN.com
Good luck this weekend!!!!!
did you tell someone to start bess over andre johnson?
bonus: sorry you're right read the question wrong...play Johnson