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Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (10:59 AM)
Good Morning Everyone! Let's get to some fantasy football questions...
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:00 AM)
Both are good starts but I give the edge to Bush only because Green-Ellis has been struggling lately.
Which side do you like in a PPR: Greg Jennings for Chris Johnson?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:02 AM)
Jennings, I am willing to wait for him to get healthy. Johnson had a solid game Thursday but he could have had a huge game, I think Johnson is a match up flex play while Jennings will be a starting WR once he is healthy.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:03 AM)
Wayne and Thomas, no doubt on that one.
In last place in my keeper league. Trade my Aaron Rodgers for stafford and jordy Nelson? Stafford can be kept as an 8th rounder next year.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:04 AM)
I take it that Rodgers would cost you a first round pick to keep? If you are already rebuilding then you should make the trade.
10 Team PPR?J. Witten or K. Rudolph?Vick, Schaub, or A. Smith?Ridley, Leshoure, Fred Jax?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:05 AM)
WittenSmith's sprained finger worries me so Vick.Ridley, they all have tough match ups so I start the guy who has been better so far this season.
Mike (Newcastle, WY)
Who is going to be a better start this week Tom Brady or Phillip Rivers? It seems like Rivers should be ready for a break out.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:06 AM)
It is tough to sit Brady but Rivers has a better match up and Brady is at Seattle. Rivers over Brady this week.
Need to drop one to make room for bye week tight end: Britt, Meachum, Garcon, A. Roberts
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:07 AM)
Despite the big game last week, Meachem is the drop. he is just not getting targets and once Vincent Brown comes back he might not even be starting anymore.
To clarify, Rodgers cant be kept at all. Still make the trade right? Thanks for your help!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:07 AM)
Yes, make the trade.
Who to start...Stafford @Phi or Luck @NYJ? Roll with Stafford and hope they fixed some issues during the bye week?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:09 AM)
Tough call. The Jets secondary is not as good with Revis out but is still decent. I would go with Stafford since the Lions have had 2 weeks to get ready for the Eagles.
Fred Jackson (Buffalo)
Me or Shonn Greene this week? How about rest of season?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:11 AM)
Shouldn't you be in Arizona? I would rather have you than Shonn Greene this week and the rest of the season.
Pick any two this week: Fred Jackson, Shonn Greene, Denarius Moore, Dwayne Bowe
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:12 AM)
Jackson and Moore. Greene is just not very good, I know that Bowe has a good match up the issue is his QB is Brady Quinn this week.
John (Bon Jovi)
Start eli or RG3? can't decide who has more risk
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:13 AM)
RG3 has more risk given the way he plays. I would start Manning even against a tough 49ers D.
Jim (Medford, MA)
Which RB should I start in my flex spot: A Morris, W McGahee, F Jackson
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:15 AM)
McGahee. Tough to sit Morris but the Vikings have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to RB this season.
Trade my Lynch and Colston for Trent Richardson and Miles Austion? non-ppr thanks
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:17 AM)
Pretty tough call but I think you would be trading away the better RB and possibly the better WR too or at least the WR will be a wash. You should not make that trade.
How do you value CJ Spiller the rest of the season? As as example, would Jordy Nelson be good value in return? Thanks CDub!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:19 AM)
The Bills RB are tough. We know that Spiller has the talent to be a top-10 RB but Jackson is going to get touches. I think that Nelson is reasonable value. If I needed WR help I would make that trade. I want to say that you hang onto Spiller and hope his value goes up, I am just not sure it will. I think that Jackson and Spiller end up in close to 50/50 time-share.
John (Las Vegas)
JStew or Pierre Thomas ROS in PPR?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:22 AM)
It is tough to trust anyone on the Panthers so it is hard to say Stewart. but, Stewart is healthy now and Williams is not doing much. Stewart is a good PPR back and will get more touches than Thomas will. I would rather have Stewart.
RG3 or ponder. i feel that RG3 could be a risk just like ponder
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:22 AM)
If RG3 plays you start him over Ponder.
Stephen Sullivan (Dallas Tx)
Hey Cdub you should i start M Bennett , B pettigrew or fred davis
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:24 AM)
Funny, I think I just answered this same question in an e-mail this morning. If RG3 plays I would start Davis, if RG3 is out then I would start Pettigrew.
Lynch owner..Drop Vick Ballard for Turbin or is Lynch going to be fine?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:25 AM)
I am not all that worried about Lynch. I would not drop Ballard now if only to keep another team from getting him the next two weeks.
Who do I start at flex? Brandon Gibson, Andre Roberts or Kyle Rudolph>
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:27 AM)
Both Rudolph and Gibson are good plays. I think I said Gibson earlier in the week but the more I think about it, the more I like Rudolph. The Redskins are going to be a lot more worried about Harvin and Peterson than Rudolph. Start Rudolph.
Hi, I need to pick 3 players from: 1) V. Cruz at SF (facing tough D with double coverage, etc) 2) J. Nelson at HOU (perhaps 2ill see more targets as Jennings is out but facing tough D) 3) S. Johnson at ARI (not producing yet as expected and facing tough D but projections are about the same as Nelson) 4) D. Martin at KC (saw report he is perhaps falling out of favor due to lack of production) Thanks for your help
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:28 AM)
Sit Johnson. He has not been producing the last couple of weeks and will have a very good corner on him this week.
Team in last place in my keeper league has determined he's out of the playoff race this year, should it be ok for him to make trades to improve his team for next year and long term? These trades have a short term benefit for the other teams and not as much short term benefit for him.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:30 AM)
That is the whole point of having a keeper league. What is a team out of it supposed to do? Just ignore their team and do nothing?
Rivers or Luck and in a PPR can play 3, Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, HBO please, help a brother out!!!!!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:32 AM)
Who is HBO? Rivers over Luck, Johnson, Wayne and Gonzalez.
Would you gamble on Vick Ballard over S Jackson or D Murray against tough run defenses? If so which one?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:34 AM)
The Ravens have been below average against RB this season. I would start Ballard over Jackson this week since the Dolphins have been very tough against the run.
I might want to trade L.McCoy. Who should i go for if anyone. thanks!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:35 AM)
I need to sit one of my four wideouts in a weekend that will make or break my season, and I keep changing my mind! Decker, Maclin, Torrey Smith, James Jones
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:36 AM)
Maclin and Decker have good match ups so start them. Both Jones and Smith have tough match ups. Smith I trust more so I would sit Jones.
Michael (Charleston SC)
Need to start two RBs from D. Murray, S. Jackson, or V. Ballard?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:38 AM)
Sit Jackson against a tough Dolphins rushing D.
PPR and need 2, leshoure murray or ballard?PPR, need WR3 crabtree Djax or Dez?Thanks for the insider chat!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:41 AM)
Murray and Ballard, Leshoure is playing a good Eagles D. Crabtree against the Giants is your best option at WR.
Start Peyton Manning against the Chargers or Matt Schaub against the Packers? Also, which Cardinals RB is a better play: LSH or William Powell?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:43 AM)
You start Manning the way he has been playing. The Cardinals RB are a tough call. I still think Powell ends up with the better game this week. I just cannot see Stephens-Howling holding up since he cannot stay healthy as "just" a return guy.
Hello - 12 team non-ppr. Need to pick two out of three: WR's C Johnson, R White, or D Thomas. Also RB's A Morris, S Jackson, or D Martin. Thanks!
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:45 AM)
Man, I hate sitting any of those WR. I would have to sit Thomas, he is the "least" proven of the three. Sit Jackson at RB.
Eli (Washington DC)
Stafford or rg3 (if he plays)...j kerley or shonn greene in my flex?? 0.5 ppr.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:47 AM)
RG3 over Stafford if RG3 plays. I have been trying to figure out ho I would start Shonn Greene over this week and am still trying to find someone. I would start Kerley over Greene.
A Bradshaw or M Crabtree flex
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:51 AM)
The 49ers are allowing 6 fantasy points per game to opposing RB, start Crabtree over Bradshaw.
Andrew Goncharov (CT)
Is Hakeem Nicks a solid start or should I play Jeremy Kerley?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:54 AM)
Nicks is not a good play this week. H is not going to be 100% if he plays and is facing a tough D. I would actually play Kerley over him this week.
RG3 or Tony Romo? and pick two of the three between DMC, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (11:57 AM)
You start RG3 over Romo if RG3 plays. As in sane as it might seem, I would sit Welker. Atlanta is not great against the run and Thomas has a nice match up.
Pick two: Ballard, Powell, K Hunter or J Rodgers.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:00 PM)
Ballard is an easy call given your options and his match up. The other three all have questions about how many touches they will get. I would start Hunter and Ballard.
deep league.. vick ballard or alex green? and heyward - bey or gre little??
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:00 PM)
Ballard with the more favorable opponent. Heyward-Bey, Little just drops too many balls.
Would ya package T Smith n CJ Spillz together to ship for D Thomas(not the bum in Miami-version)?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:09 PM)
I woudl like to get a little more than just Thomas but if I was deep at RB I would settle for that trade if I could not get more.
Have three great backs this week. Having trouble deciding who to start between A. Foster, J. Charles, and T. Richardson?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:10 PM)
Nice RB. Sit Charles. he has a tough match up and Brady Quinn as his QB is not going to help him out any either.
Jason Thomas (Chicago, IL)
Should I start RG3 or Kevin Kolb? I'm nervous about how RG3 will react to his concussion issue.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:13 PM)
If RG3 start him you play him over Kolb. Kolb has a nice match up but the Cardinals offensive line has been horrendous the last two games and Kolb is not an effective QB under pressure.
Should I drop Fred Jackson and pick up Ballard? Other rbs on my team are Ridley, Morris, and Forte.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:16 PM)
Ballard is a good option this and next week but his long-term value is not great and we are not even sure he will be that good this week. I could not drop Jackson for Ballard.
Christopher (Portland )
Woodhead or Hunter this week?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:18 PM)
Hunter, Woodhead's workload is just too hard to predict.
Kevin Kolb or Alex Smith?Julio Jones or Andre Johnson? Dwayne Bowe or Alfred Morris for my Flex?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:19 PM)
SmithGive me Jones since Johnson get fewer targets.Morris even with a tough match up over Bowe with Quinn as his QB.
Cliff (Miami )
Do you think Fox will limit Mcgahee's touches because of last weeks fumble or should I feel safe about starting him?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:22 PM)
I don't think that Fox has any alternatives he trusts anymore than McGahee. McGahee is a good start this week.
ur take on romo againt balt. this week, and ros? tks
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:26 PM)
I would rather not start Romo this week but I would start him over guys like Kolb. Romo is a top-10 QB the rest of the season but I would rather have him in a platoon with another QB so I could sit Romo against good D's.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:29 PM)
Not any stranger than me telling you to sit Charles. but you do sit Charles who has Quinn as his QB and is facing a tough Buccaneers rushing D this week.
Natan (Fort Lauderdale )
Which 2 do I start this week between B. Lloyd, R. Cobb, and D. Moore?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:31 PM)
I would start Moore and Lloyd.
Patrick (Clayton, NY)
Christian Ponder or RG3?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:33 PM)
I am almost positive I have answered this already. If RG3 is active you play him.
my hatred for dez bryant seems unfair...but it still exists....is it crazy to start hixon over him if i have eli at QB?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:35 PM)
Why would it be unfair? Bryant now has 2, 100 yard games in his career. I would start Hixon over Bryant with no qualms.
It is the questions about RG3, do I start him over Peyton Manning?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:38 PM)
Manning over RG3 this week.
follow up on romo,,, was platooning with flacco..needed rb3, found owner who wanted flacco, paired him with roddy. for megatron and d. martin... good move?
Kevin (Mile Hi City)
Hi Shawn - McGahee or Leshoure? Also, got offered Miles Austin for Forte straight up. My other rb's are AP, Leshoure and McGahee. My WR's are Marshall, Julio and Andre Roberts. Thank you.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:40 PM)
Sorry forgot to answer the last question, you made a good trade. Start McGahee, Forte is worth more than Austin alone, pass on that trade offer.
James (St. Louis)
start Baltimore's defense this week or Miami's? standard roto scoring.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:46 PM)
I would start the Dolphins since the Cowboys have had 2 weeks to get ready for the Ravens.
I have Brent Celek starting for me (and J Graham on my bench during his bye week), but A. Gates is available on waivers. He's looked terrible this year. Do I risk grabbing him and starting him? 1 pt per reception, standard scoring league.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:47 PM)
If Gates is still available next week you grab him but I would not grab hm if I had to start him this week.
Erin (New York)
PPR league. Do I start Fred Davis or Kyle Rudolf at T.E. and for Flex; Nicks, Joique Bell, or the left over T.E.?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:53 PM)
I was going to say Davis if RG3 plays, Rudolph is not but I think that Davis or Rudolph is a better flex play than your other options this week no matter the status of RG3. Start the two TE this week.
Need 1 for flex: Moore, crabtree or bjge? Thanks
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (12:55 PM)
Crabtree is tempting but you go with Green-Ellis against the Browns.
John (Idaho Falls)
Should I start Steve Johnson(BUF), Fred Jackson(BUF), Pierre Garcon(WSH), or Antonio Gates(SDG) in my flex?
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (1:00 PM)
Gates is out -- as in not an option. Johnson is facing a great corner so he is out. If RG3 plays go with Garcon, if RG3 is out start Jackson.
Shawn (CDub) Cwalinski (1:00 PM)
That is all for now. Remember, there will be another chat at 3 PM Eastern and tomorrow at 10 AM. Good Luck this week!