The Answer Guys Chat
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Dave Hunter (3:00 PM)
Good Afternoon Everyone! I'll be fielding your questions for the next two hours, so let's get right to it!
Have Lamar miller and Daniel Thomas sitting on my bench and someone dropped Ingram. Know he hasn't done much but he is a starter...would u drop one of the others for him?
Dave Hunter (3:01 PM)
Yeah, Ingram has really disappointed in his young career, but I would take a chance on him over Daniel Thomas. Drop Thomas for Ingram.
In a .5 PPR league, hartline, colston, meachem, or Brandon Lloyd in flex? Also, eagles D/st or giants? Jamal Charles or Alfred Morris in a standard league? Thanks to all! Really struggling this year. Good luck to everyone
Dave Hunter (3:03 PM)
Go with Lloyd - he's getting way too many targets and attn from Brady to sit. Eagles and Charles.
Frank Supancic (Kansas City)
Who's matchup do you like better this week between Scott Chandler & Heath Miller?
Dave Hunter (3:05 PM)
The match up is a bit better for Chandler actually, considering the Niners allow more points to TE each week, but I'd still play Miller this week with the way Big Ben keeps targeting him.
Will Stevens (Louisville, Kentucky)
Who should I start at QB? Cam Newton or Andy Dalton?
Dave Hunter (3:06 PM)
Always Newton, regardless of the match up.
WhoAreTheBruins? (Los Angeles)
Garcon or Maclin? Not a PPR league...
Dave Hunter (3:07 PM)
Not too thrilled about playing either guy coming off injury, but I think Garcon is a bit healthier right now. I'd start Garcon.
John C (Highland Mills NY)
Hi,Which 3 would you start (standard league with additional points for long TDs) - Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Brian Hartline, Vernon Davis?Thanks!
Dave Hunter (3:08 PM)
Jones, Thomas and Davis. I know Hartline is coming off a fantastic game and he's Tannehill's favorite guy, but I'm sitting him.
Lawrence (New York)
Should I trade Antonio Brown for Jamal Charles? (PPR league)...Is charles gonna have solid production?
Dave Hunter (3:09 PM)
Absolutely. Jump all over this deal. Charles has been solid to this point, I don't see why that won't continue.
Justin (New Jersey)
Who do I start? Torrey Smith, Reggie Wayne, or Percy Harvin? (Choose two)
Dave Hunter (3:09 PM)
Harvin and Wayne for me week for me.
I can play Tight Ends at my flex spot. Im playing Finley at my TE. Who do I play at Flex. Kyle Rudolph or Malcom Floyd ?
Dave Hunter (3:11 PM)
Go with Rudolph - love the red zone attn he gets.
Should I accpet a trade where I send away Antonio Brown and get Vincent Jackson?(and i know he is on a bye this week)
Dave Hunter (3:11 PM)
Fair trade for the most part, but yes, I'd go after VJax. I like him as the No. 1 with the Bucs more than I do Brown as the No. 2 in PIT.
Is Willis mcgahee for demaryius Thomas a fair trade?
Dave Hunter (3:13 PM)
Sure. That's fair. Total needs deal for me, although usually I lean RB. Thomas does have more big play potential though.
Is Amendola worth holding? Thinking of dropping him for B. Bolden. Thanks for the knowledge.
Dave Hunter (3:14 PM)
If all that you have to snag is Bolden, then pass on that idea. Keep Amendola especially if this is for a PPR league.
I've got Stafford as my QB -- Alex Smith, Christian Ponder, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Andrew Luck are all available. They all fall between 15.5 and 18 on the week 5 ranks, with the "experts" varying in their opinion. Would you mind serving as a tiebreaker? Best option, strictly for week 5?
Dave Hunter (3:16 PM)
I would snag Ponder. I like the TEN pass D match up, with the Titans giving up 10 through the air so far.
Luis Riquelme (New York)
I play in a PPR league.. I am 1-3 and need to make a move..I just lost Amendola..My rec. corp are Simpson/Hankerstan/Dez..My backs are Chris Johnson/Battle/AP/Demarco..My QB'S Stafford/Wilson..I was offered for AP both Luck and Victor Cruz..I am intrigued..Cruz will add to my rec. corp and Ithink Demarco will do better..hould I deal?
Dave Hunter (3:18 PM)
You certainly need WR help, but I don't like the idea of moving AP here. I would hold.
Larry Conger (Derry, NH)
I have QB's Rodgers and RGIII in a single QB league both bye week 10. Offers to trade either to get non-elite RB have been rejected. QB Andy Dalton owner has Mendenhall, Charles and Mccoy. I am thinking RGIII for Dalton and Mendenhall. I know it is not good but neither is RGIII sitting on the bench. Please advise.
Dave Hunter (3:20 PM)
You may want to consider moving Rodgers. You'll certainly pull in more than Dalton and Mendenhall. McCoy for Rodgers would be lovely. Or, hold out for more with another club in dealing RG3. Not giving him up for Dalton and Mendy. Yuck.
Jeff (Monroe, CT)
H2H league-Start 2RBs,2WRs,1Flex, & 1TE - I have Murray,AP,Richardson,Benson,
Dave Hunter (3:20 PM)
Looks like part of your message got cut off here - resend it if you can.
Need to choose two for this week- Percy Harvin, Brandon Lloyd, Torrey Smith, Julio Jones, or Reggie Wayne
Dave Hunter (3:21 PM)
Harvin and Jones for me, but so tough to sit any of these WR options.
Divyan Sam (Philadelphia)
Should I trade Torrey Smith for Adrian Peterson?
Dave Hunter (3:22 PM)
Of course you should. Like right away.
Billy Goldstein (Virgnia)
Should i start decker over reggie bush?
Dave Hunter (3:23 PM)
No - keep Reggie in your lineup with the touches he gets for MIA.
I've been offered Mendenhall for James Jones. He's got WR bye issues. We start 3 RB - I have Alfred Morris, T. Richardson, Lynch and Ridley already. Jones is strictly bye filler for me as well. I should take Mendy, right?
Dave Hunter (3:25 PM)
Yes you should. I love having good RB depth - you're going to need it over the season. This is a smart move on your part landing Mendenhall.
Santa Clause (North Pole)
12-team, no ppr, standard scoring league. I have McCoy, Matthews, D Martin, D Brown at RB. I have Megatron, Julio Jones, Marshall, and Welker at WR. Do I accept a trade to send Julio and Martin to get MJD and Malcolm Floyd? Thanks!
Dave Hunter (3:26 PM)
I like that deal. You get a major upgrade at RB in MJD and you've got the WR depth to take a hit there. Love this deal.
Start or Sit PPR leagueFlex: Battle or HixonTE: Olsen or Cook
Dave Hunter (3:28 PM)
In PPR, go with Hixon with Nicks and Barden out and then play Olsen with Cook a bit banged up.
I have LeSean McCoy, Ryan Matthews, Doug Martin, Donald Brown at RB -- Megatron, Julio Jones, Brandon Marshall, Wes Welker at WR. Should I accept a trade to send Julio and Martin for MJD and Malcolm Floyd?
Dave Hunter (3:29 PM)
The answer is still yes.
In a 12 team non ppr....at flex, start spiller, maclin or hartline?
Dave Hunter (3:30 PM)
Tough call, but I'd give Spiller the start. Hate the match up, but he's going to get opportunities to break one open. The best talent here anyway.
In a PPR, Greene, JStewart, P Thomas?
Dave Hunter (3:33 PM)
Stewart is the play here this week in PPR.
Steve (Boston )
0.5PPR Need 2....Torrey Smith, Wayne, M. Floyd, or Mike Bush TY
Dave Hunter (3:37 PM)
Wayne and Torrey Smith. Floyd is highly inconsistent week to week and Bush will be taking a big backseat to Forte in Week 5.
need #3 rb with tate hobbled and ariz.line killing williams..n. washington for d. brown and upgrade?
Dave Hunter (3:40 PM)
I prefer Brown over Washington without needs at play, but with you struggling to roster RB take the deal for Brown.
Gary (Orange County)
Steve Smith or Jonathan Stewart for my flex this week? Standard Scoring
Dave Hunter (3:41 PM)
Steve Smith CAR, I'm assuming...so Smith starts. If it's the other Steve Smith, Stewart goes.
Jack (Boston )
Need 2...BJGE, Ridley, CJ2k, or Battle? RG3 or Matty Ice?
Dave Hunter (3:43 PM)
BJGE, Ridley, Ryan, but oh so close with Ryan over RG3.
should i trade jamaal charles for megatron? standard scoring
Dave Hunter (3:47 PM)
Even trade, and with all things being even I'd want Calvin over Charles.
10 Teamm PPR, would you start Schaub or Vick? PLus I just traded Alfred Morris for Wes Welker?my RBs are Rice, Ridley, Fred Jackson, and Leshoure?My Wrs are Fitz, Cruz, and Decker?your thoughts?
Dave Hunter (3:50 PM)
Vick to start - I know he's been turnover happy to this point, but I've got faith in him still. Not sure you needed to give up Morris for Welker, but in PPR that's a decent deal.You can always Decker for RB help down the line if you need to.
Rudolph or Gates? Crabtree or V. Davis? 0.5 PPR both leagues
Dave Hunter (3:51 PM)
As much as Gates stinks this season, and as much as I love Rudolph in the red zone, I'd still go with Gates this week. Start Vernon Davis.
who should i start? Malcom Floyd or Brian Hartline?
Dave Hunter (3:51 PM)
Go with Hartline. Floyd's inconsistency bothers me, although Hartline hasn't been much better in that regard.
Fred F. (Bedrock)
ppr league, ridley or alfred morris?
Dave Hunter (3:53 PM)
Ridley, but close.
Cesar (Puerto Rico)
TRADE...B. Marshall for D. Murray?
Dave Hunter (3:54 PM)
Fair, and needs based it seems. I'd rather have Murray myself from here on out.
Drop Amendola and add Crabtree for bench spot? I can keep Amendola if you think he will be better in the latter weeks
Dave Hunter (3:57 PM)
If it's just for a bench spot, then no, I'd rather have Amendola. But, if you're needing help with bye week fill-ins, etc, and have to grab someone then Crabtree isn't bad.
Chris Johnson or Battle?
Dave Hunter (3:57 PM)
Chris Johnson ...barely.
ROS ..Floyd, Hawkins, or Mike Williams?
Dave Hunter (4:00 PM)
TY Dave Goodluck in your games to you and the readers
Dave Hunter (4:02 PM)
Thank you, Steve! Good luck.
Who do you think has more value ROS? Andre Brown or Randall Cobb?
Dave Hunter (4:05 PM)
Tough one. Bradshaw has had past injury issues and Brown is someone that should continue to get touches with how Coughlin likes to run his offense, but Cobb is starting to turn into a jack of all trades...and with Jennings hurt? Tough. I'd rather have Brown though considering position, RB over WR.
I start Aaron Rodgers, R. White, Wayne, Torrey Smith, Foster, Charles, and A. Hernandez when he comes back...How do i look with my starters?
Dave Hunter (4:06 PM)
Looks excellent - I don't really see anywhere for major improvement unless you have a very deep bench too and can pull off some 2 for 1 trades.
Ever Zelaya (San Bernardino, CA)
which three should i start? michael Turner, wes welker, bradon lloyd, dominik hixon, or jeremy maclin?
Dave Hunter (4:11 PM)
Turner, Welker and Lloyd. Normally I'm not crazy about doing the double-dip thing with WR from the same NFL club, but in this case...no problem. There's plenty to go around for Welker and Lloyd.
RG3 8th rd keeper next year and Matt Ryan 6th rd keeper next year? Who should I trade?
Dave Hunter (4:13 PM)
I would move whichever one brings you the most return. Put up both names for trade, take the best deal. RG3 represents slightly better long term value due to the round hold, but that's assuming he can stay healthy. Ryan is a rock in that regard, which makes me lean towards keeping Ryan.
hayden reel (florida)
who to start at WR brandon lloyd or torrey smith and who to start at RB michael turner or benjarvus green-ellis?
Dave Hunter (4:15 PM)
Go with Lloyd and Turner this week.
Should I start Jeremy Maclin or Brian Hartline?
Dave Hunter (4:28 PM)
I trust Maclin a bit more this week so I'd play him, even coming off a poor game in Week 4.
12 team flex league ,, 6 pts for all tds,,, romo cld get me wht type of wr? an aging lynn swann!!
Dave Hunter (4:29 PM)
It's not the greatest idea to move Romo after his 5 INT game. I mean, you'd be lucky to get someone like Desean Jackson for him right now. I would like to see you wait, let Romo have a good comeback game, then deal him.
Will Stevens (Kentucky)
Maurice Jones-Drew or Ryan Matthews?
Dave Hunter (4:32 PM)
You have to start MJD - no contest. Mathews is sharing touches right now with Battle.
Is this a good trade? I receive LeSean McCoy and Dwayne Bowe, I give away MJD and Mike Wallace.
Dave Hunter (4:37 PM)
That's a fair trade, completely fair trade player for player value that is. I consider McCoy just barely better than MJD here on out, but Wallace an upgrade over Bowe considering offense and QB situations. I would rather have MJD and Wallace myself.
Jack Werner (Texas)
Should I accept this? I give up Frank Gore and Miles Austin, I receive Percy Harvin and Michael Turner. It seems even but if you had to choose a side which one?
Dave Hunter (4:42 PM)
I'm a huge Percy Harvin guy and expect him to be a top-10 WR by seasons end, an nice upgrade over Austin. Turner and Gore are similar enough in value, so close call. But, I like Harvin far too much to worry about the slight difference between Gore and Turner. I'd take the trade.
Whats my best flex play? F Jax, Garcon, Hixon, Mendenhall or Pitta? Thanks!
Dave Hunter (4:43 PM)
Normally I'm all about RB in the Flex, but not crazy about FJax facing SF or Mendenhall just coming back from injury. I'd go with Garcon myself.
Do I pick up Hixon to start in place of Steve Johnson for this week? I would dro S. Rice or Lafell
Dave Hunter (4:44 PM)
No, keep Stevie in your lineup even as tempting as Hixon is to play this week with Nicks and Barden out. However, I WOULD dump Sidney Rice to get Hixon.
Grant Sanders (Chesterfield, MO)
Need 2 of the following...Bowe, Hartline, Garcon, and Jonathan Stewart. (Non PPR). Thanks
Dave Hunter (4:51 PM)
I would give the starts to Bowe and Garcon this week.
Jeff (VA Beach)
Garcon or Maclin
Dave Hunter (4:55 PM)
Jeff (VA Beach)
Nice..I'm a Skins fan..makes it more fun
Dave Hunter (4:57 PM)
You got that right. One of the best things about FF, although there is a fine line though. Good luck!
Dave Hunter (5:00 PM)
Okay Everyone, that's it for us today! Don't forget if you have any last minute questions that need to be answered, we will be right back here three hours before kickoff tomorrow! No guarantees that you'll get your question answered, but we will do our best. Good luck this week!