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October 26, 1:41 PM ET
Chat with Scott Engel

andrew seatle wa

PPR league....... k jones or l.white?

Scott Engel
  (11:01 AM)

Good morning everyone! I would use Jones, who has a tendency to catch more passes out of the backfield

Ed, NY

Hi Scott, This has been eating at me all week. Would yoo go with Bulger in a good matchup against Cleveland or stick with Brees vs the Niners? Thank you!!!

Scott Engel
  (11:02 AM)

Bulger has not played well enough to consider the matchup - Brees

Chuck (Knoxville)

Good morning Scott...thinking of offering C. Palmer for R. Wayne. Yay or nay?

Scott Engel
  (11:03 AM)

That's fair, and a good move if you need WR help and have another top QB

Joe Milw, WI

Been offered LJ and L. Evans for Gore and Holt. Do I make this deal? Trade deadline is Sunday. Thanks Scott!

Scott Engel
  (11:04 AM)

I would not want Evans - I would not make the trade

Mike (Dallas)

Any Word on Jamal Lewis?

Scott Engel
  (11:05 AM)

He is still iffy - we should know more later today - if he can practice without issue today, he will be a go for Sunday

Ryan: Philly, PA

Braylon Edwards vs Anquan Boldin --- who do you like more for the rest of the year?

Scott Engel
  (11:06 AM)

Edwards - Boldin has admitted he may not be 100 pct for the rest of the year

Liz (Los Angeles)

I'm so tired of Colston. Someone dropped Branch when he was injured, should I drop Colston to pick him up?

Scott Engel
  (11:06 AM)

I would do that - Branch should return after the bye


I've been offered Marshawn Lynch for Derek Anderson and Warrick Dunn. Should I do it? Can Anderson keep it up all year? Thanks.

Scott Engel
  (11:07 AM)

I would doi t just to get Lynch as long as you have another good option at QB

Sam (Seatlle)

Is there anybody that I should look to trade Shaun Alexander for? I am getting really fed up with him.

Scott Engel
  (11:08 AM)

He doesn't have much trade value right now and you will get frustrated trying to unload him

Troy (Buffalo)

Any chance youd ever play both Jordan at RB and Rhodes at Flex in a PPR league??? I know I am giving up a roster spot, but wouldn't I also be guaranteeing a TD?

Scott Engel
  (11:10 AM)

No, because the Raiders could score only maybe two TDs and they could both be passes - plus, neither RB is playing well lately

Jim (Denver)

I'm try to get my mind off of the world series. Need two of three: Bush, Lynch, Jacobs. All good matchups but need a win this week.

Scott Engel
  (11:11 AM)

I would go with Jacobs and Lynch - the latter is really coming into the best part of his sked

John Philadelphia

Would you start Carson Palmer or Jeff Garcia this weekend?

Scott Engel
  (11:12 AM)

I would go with Palmer - he has played well against the Steelers before

ryan (charleston)

What do you think about the seahawks defense from here on out? Are they as good as they showed last week?

Scott Engel
  (11:14 AM)

I think they are overrated - they give up a lot of yardage, especially on third downs

Mits (SLC)

Time to drop Norwood or is he going to get more touches in Atlanta?

Scott Engel
  (11:16 AM)

I don't see him getting more touches anytime soon, so drop him if you have to

Erick (Greensboro, NC)

Is it safe to start Torry Holt and/or Steven Jackson this week? I have Kevin Walter and Jesse Chatman as alternates, and I don't know whether to trust that Rams O-Line yet.

Scott Engel
  (11:17 AM)

Holt will continue to catch a lot of balls and is more trustworthy than Walter, and Jackson is well-rested and I take him over Chatman

Andy (TX)

I understand that teams withhold injury info to not tip their hands, but 2 weeks ago Andre Johnson sounded as if he was on the verge of returning, now he is practicing (limited fashion however) and Kubiak already ruled him out for this week. Is it possible his injury is worse then what they are saying and he has a partially torn ACL?

Scott Engel
  (11:19 AM)

I think they are being careful with him and you really can't read anything more into it - they don't want to rush him back when he is not ready, and that's a good approach

Marc (Chicago)

Scott. You ranked Favre 5 spots below Griese this week. How come? Big Ben put up 4 TDs against Denver last week.

Scott Engel
  (11:20 AM)

If Champ Bailey is back that will not be the case this week - and Griese faces Detroit

James (AR)

Maroney or K. Jones?

Scott Engel
  (11:20 AM)

Jones - much better chance of a TD and less likely to share carries

Brett (philadelphia)

I've been offered Addai & Driver or A. Peterson (MIN) & Coles for LT. We score 1 point per recption and I am in need of some WR help as my top 3 WR are currently: TO, Dallas Clark, and B. Stokely. My other RBs are T. Jones, LaMont, and Chatman. Are either of these offers enough to let LT go considering my bench?

Scott Engel
  (11:23 AM)

I would keep Tomlinson and see if you can improve your team through other routes

Rich (nyc)

Does Shaun Alexander improve after the bye?

Scott Engel
  (11:23 AM)

I can't offer any reassurance that he will.

Greg (NJ)

This decision has been driving me crazy all week!! Big Ben or Griese, they both have good match-ups which makes it a hard choice. Also #3 WR: Ward or Colston? Thanks for the help!

Scott Engel
  (11:24 AM)

I would expect less turnovers from Roethlisberger - Ward for sure

ryan (ft. lauderdale)

i've been offered brees for l. jordan. i need some help at qb. should i take this?

Scott Engel
  (11:24 AM)

Sure, if it fills the need for you

Mark (Chicago)

Your advice is invaluable Scott. For the remainder of the year, would you cut Lamont to pick up K. Jones?

Scott Engel
  (11:26 AM)

Thanks Mark - I would cut someone else to get Jones, because you can't depend on him to stay healthy

Jack (AZ)

MJD or LenDale in a PPR league?

Scott Engel
  (11:27 AM)

If Jones-Drew is definitely a go, I would use him for sure over White


Can you depend on Jordan to stay healthy though??

Scott Engel
  (11:28 AM)

No, but if you have both at least you have more depth and injury insurance

Riaz, OH

When do you see Ben Watson coming back? No one is talking about this ankle injury. Is it more serious?? Who do I put in for him? Brady or Owen Daniels?

Scott Engel
  (11:29 AM)

The Patriots are very cryptic on injuries, unfortunately. I would use Daniels until he returns

Drew (Tampa, FL)

I just traded L. Jordan, Maroney and Galloway to the first place team for R. Moss....i think i won this trade.....did i?

Scott Engel
  (11:30 AM)

I think you ripped the other guy off, sorry. You stacked quantity for quality and I would have never accepted that deal if I had Moss. If I was commish, I would have overturned it

Z (grand rapids, MI)

Is Alexander for Chatman a trade that can be vetoed?

Scott Engel
  (11:31 AM)

No - Chatman has really done nothing to establish himself as a firm starter yet

Travis (Louisville)

I own Maroney, should I pick up Sammy Morris for insurance, even though he is injured? Thanks

Scott Engel
  (11:33 AM)

Morris is not reallya handcuff - they share carries when both are healthy - Morris' return date is unclear and I would only add him if you truly had extra room on your roster

Oz (DC)

Scott, who do I go with at my flex; Chris Henry (Titans) or Calvin Johnson. Normally I would say Calvin in a heartbeat but I like the matchup for Henry.

Scott Engel
  (11:34 AM)

Henry is not going to get quality touches for sure, so I would stick with Johnson

Chad (Winona, MN)

Addai/Keith for Mcgahee/L White? What side do you prefer?

Scott Engel
  (11:35 AM)

Fair deal - as long as the side getting Addai has another RB they can start, it works fine

Drew (Tampa, FL)

Why would it be overturned....if someone accepts something shouldnt they be responsible for there decisions? We are all grown men....if you make a bad investment and lose $100,000 should you get your money back? You made the move.....your the only fantasy expert who always says that you would veto trades....why?

Scott Engel
  (11:38 AM)

Because I believe that some deals are no good for the integrity of the league. As a commish, it's my job to help ensure competitive balance. Maybe you disagree and that's fine. Most deals in my league pass through with no issue - it's not like am regularly vetoing deals. But when something is obviously lopsides, I do what I must.

Matt (Durango)

Marvin Harrison still a must start? Starting to wonder.

Scott Engel
  (11:39 AM)

That all depends on what your other options are - certainly not a lock as a No. 1 WR right now

KAS (Burtonsville, MD)

Scott, McGahee and R. Moss for Adrian Peterson and Andre Johnson; fair deal? A couple of managers are insisting the team receiving A. Peterson is ripping off the team receiving Moss but I don't see it at all.

Scott Engel
  (11:40 AM)

That trade is a little bit unbalanced, but if both owners can make the case it fills needs for them, you can let it ride

Al, FL

Scott, I want in one of your leagues next season. I think I can beat you!

Scott Engel
  (11:41 AM)

Sorry, no openings :)

Scott (RI)

Lost Ronnie Brown last week. I have LJ, Lamont, TJones, and Chatman. Think I should be ok? I have Crayton, Jennings, L Evans, Mark Clayton at WR. Should I try to deal a RB for a WR before deadline or hold? .5PPR, 2RB, 2WR, 1 flex. Thanks Scott!

Scott Engel
  (11:43 AM)

I think you know what you need to do and are just asking for approval - go ahead and follow your instincts - you know what you are doing, obviously.

Ryan (Denver)

which QB out of Garcia, Big Ben, and Brees would you look to deal to get some WR help

Scott Engel
  (11:44 AM)

I would want to keep Roethlisberger - Brees still has name value and he is the one I would shop

Matt (Staten Island)

I'm trying to acquire LJ and I'm offering Griese and Alexander (hard to move). Eli would get me LJ but I'm trying to hold on to him. How do LJ and Griese fare the rest of the season?

Scott Engel
  (11:46 AM)

That is not enough to get LJ, and if it takes Eli to get him, go for it. LJ is a clear upgrade over Alexander and Griese will continue to post respectable fantasy numbers

Brian ( Colorado Rockies)

Deshawn Wynn or Julius Jones?

Scott Engel
  (11:47 AM)

I would go with Wynn, who has a better chance of scoring

Larry (St. Louis)

I submit every week and have never had a message posted - Pitt Defense or Indy Defense ... Should it matter that I am playing Carson Palmer as my QB and thinking to get the points out of my D when he turns the ball over.

Scott Engel
  (11:49 AM)

We get a lot of questions,a nd unfortunately, so many are asked there is no way to answer them all - you can use Answer Guys for a definite answer - we are not intentionally overlooking you and get to as many questions as possible. I would never bench Pittsburgh, and benching them won't control how Palmer performs one way or the other - it will also prevent you from losing points when he turns it over

Ezra (New York, New York)

Trade happening in five minutes!! I get Edge for Welker and Crayton. Good news or bad news?

Scott Engel
  (11:50 AM)

I would keep Welker if I was only getting an OK but not outstanding RB like Edge

Robert (Eugene, OR)

What is Chris Chamber's value? I have been offered Chambers for S. Alexander. I know Alexander has slumped, but if Chambers isn't really going to play ahead of my other WRs(D. Driver, S. Holmes, J. Cotchery, S. Moss play 2), I think I'd rather sit Alexander on my bench and wait for him to possibly turn it around. (my other RBs: M. Lynch, L. Jordan, J. Chatman, V. Morency) Your thoughts?

Scott Engel
  (11:52 AM)

Chambers is certainly no guarantee to produce consistently even with a new team - I would rather hold onto Alexander

Gary (Boston)

With Romo on a Bye - use Griese or Bulger?

Scott Engel
  (11:53 AM)

Griese for sure - Bulger has looked awful and is a very risky start even with a friendly-looking matchup

Pete (OR)

Romo for Edge....fair deal?

Scott Engel
  (11:53 AM)

Yes, not overturnable, but if I had Romo I would think I could do better in a trade

Brandon (Philly)

Should I trade Alexander for Gore? I'm thinking so.

Scott Engel
  (11:54 AM)

Gore's owner might not take Alexander from you - if he does, go for it, but I would be surprised

Aramis (Miami,Florida)

should i trade adrian peterson for marsall lynch? Because of the schedule and maybe he has lost his fire or will ?! i mean you are the pro so can you help me out ?

Scott Engel
  (11:56 AM)

I would keep Peterson - I think he will continue to perform very well, even in some tough matchups

Todd(Rochester, NY)

Defense Question. I have Jax D vs. Tampa Bay. Should I roll the dice and drop them for Oakland?

Scott Engel
  (11:57 AM)

No - Jacksonville is simply the better unit

Phil (Oregon)

Benson or T Jones

Scott Engel
  (11:58 AM)

Benson - better chance of a TD run, especially against Detroit

Justin (Louisville)

Scott, Trade Alert! Kenton Keith for Travis Henry or Jamal Lewis. They have Addai and want a handcuff. What do you think?

Scott Engel
  (11:58 AM)

I would rather get Henry if you are the one with Keith

Gerald (Alabama)

Hi Scott, Should I consider DeShawn Wynn, DeShawn Foster, or Chatman over an injured Travis Henry for this week? Thanks!

Scott Engel
  (12:00 PM)

I would use Chatman for decent, but not great numbers Thanks a lot everyone! Next chat at 3 pm ET - or consult the Answer Guys!