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September 5, 2:31 PM ET
Fantasy Football w/Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias
  (2:56 PM)

ok boys and girls...I'm at the computer and ready to go...love the fact we have a bunch of questions already!

Adam

Which 2 RBs would you start this weekend: LenDale White, Reggie Bush, and Ricky Williams

Erik Kuselias
  (2:57 PM)

ok dude this is my first EVER question for a chat....(you may be the answer to an obscure trivia question someday) Sit LenDale White...he may lose his job

Jonathan (S.C., PA)

Have to decide between Thomas Jones and Selvin Young. Or do I play both and bench Cotchery? I also have Roddy White if needed.

Erik Kuselias
  (2:58 PM)

Selvin Young scares me more than day old sushi....

Daniel Phoenix, AZ

For my flex spot in a PPR league would you rather play between Maroney, Ginn or DeSean Jackson

Erik Kuselias
  (2:59 PM)

Love Ginn as a flex this week.....nice option

Nate, Cedar Falls, IA

Carson Palmer or Kurt Warner?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:00 PM)

Can you actually believe we are asking this? really? Carson palmer or a guy who married a gal with a mullett?...and get this I actually (GULP) like Warner! He threw more td passes than ANYONE (including some guy named Brady) in the 2nd half of the year....

Worried Owner (My computer)

Kevin Smith or McFadden?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:01 PM)

who cares about this week....my advice DITCH KEVIN SMITH....I expect rudi to really cut into his time

james (salem NJ)

Do i start Barber or Lynch this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:02 PM)

good stat on Lynch: more than 70 % of all rookies who rush for 1k yards have LESS the next season and over 80% have less tds....Lynch may hit the wall this season...take Barber

Erik Kuselias
  (3:03 PM)

doesn't anyone have anything fun or funny today? This is my 1st chat...let's get creative!

Jacob (City that Reads)

Erik, your thoughts on my strategy to draft a deep rookie RB bench: J. Stewart, R. Mendahenal, McFadden, Slaton, Ray Rice. I feel like rookies are undervalued. You?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:03 PM)

Love your team...in 2012.

Paul (Hawaii)

Drop DJ Hackett for Kevin Walter?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:04 PM)

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! (Did you catch that was like a movie slo motion NOOOOOO!!!! Like in Rocky when Adrian said "Stoooppp the Fiiiiiight!"

Frank (Medford, MA)

totally disagree on kevin smith. he has a big game this week. ATL is worse than a wife with a mullet. you like DeSean J or M Harrison this weekend?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

that's it! we bet beers on Kevin Smith....I say his value goes DOWN during the season

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Wow I must be off my game E. I sent a few that I thought you'd like. Looks like in the world of Fantasy chatting, I'm a waiver wire waiting to happen.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:06 PM)

welcome to the party J.B. (that is known as a "shout out" for my suburban friends still stuck in 2002)...and this gives me a chance to say that the questions are comming in fast and furiously...doing my best to get to as many as possible...thx for being patient with me

John (Seattle)

When is ESPN gonna make the morning show Mike, Mike and Eric?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:07 PM)

when Rosie O'Donnell wins a beauty contest...or a Miss Congenality pagent.....or is the guest of honor at a McCain fundraiser

Ace (Pittsburgh, PA)

J.T. O'Sullivan. BIG sleeper this week. Am I wrong?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:08 PM)

no...you're not wrong...and if "lovin' JT O'Sullivan is wrong I don't wanna be right"

Erik Kuselias
  (3:09 PM)

quick time out for a random thought (like in Jeopardy when they meet the players like 10 min into the show)...how ridiculious is the fact I have to call him Chad Ocho Cinquo? Geeeeezzzz

PJ (NY)

Welcome, Erik. I look forward to stealing all of your knowledge, turning a profit, and sending you nothing in return. Edge or gimpy Jamal Lewis?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

Thanks...I think. i haven't been this confused by a "compliment" since my aunt told me she like my shirt...and couldn't wait for that style to come back in fashion....

Jason (Charlotte, NC)

Which runningback do you like in the Baltimore Cincy game? is mcGahee going to play?

Dru (Brooklyn)

Who would you rather have for a 90210 Pop Quiz - Ravitz or Berry?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:12 PM)

really...this is a question? In a 90210 pop quiz..one must ask "who is geekier?". For the "men" listed above, this is akin to asking who is hotter Jessica Beil or Alba....

Joel ( Roscommon MI)

Erik, Love your radio work. Is Courtney Taylor a decent WR3 option this week in a PPR league ?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:13 PM)

I love your work too...and No

Christo (Arlington)

Which Ike would Tina Turner rather face, Ike Turner or Hurricane Ike?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:13 PM)

and if anyone was wondering where the line for "inappropriate" was being drawn...there you go

Rich (Austin TX)

How does Scheffler do this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

very well...and a really nice sleeper tight end...trade for him now...you won't be able to get him later

Geddy (Toronto, ON)

EK - Just dawned on me that the reason I'm attracted to VP-wannabe Sarah Palin, is because she looks just like that hottie Tina Fey. Care to comment?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:15 PM)

The VP candidate is one third CEO...one third librarian and one third the teacher in Varsity Blues....

Stevie (Milwaukee)

PPR league. Who do I start as a flex? Torry Holt or Jutin Fargas. I'm thnking Fargas. Philly's got a decent secondary.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

I'm thinking you shouldn't drink and email...please play Holt

Lisa (Scottsdale)

Do you really have an Emmy? REALLY?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

I, Erik Kuselias, do NOT have an EMMY..the show i wrote and hosted was LUCKY enough to win an Emmy....(just wanted to clear that up...you can NEVER take credit where it ain't due)

Matthew Berry (Bristol)

Where's the love Erik! You know I would smoke Nate any day of the week! In the last 4 90210 Pop Quizes, I've posted three 98% scores and one perfect score.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

and you think this is helping your cool points because?????

Steven (Hoboken)

J - E - T - S Brett Brett Brett. With Favre onboard and an improved o-line, Thomas Jones' habit of merely falling into the line should result in better numbers than last year, no?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:18 PM)

I think thomas jones will ahve TEN TIMES the TDs he had last season! (Ok he had 1 last year...but you get the point) he's one of my "2008" guys

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

I just noticed that the Indy defense is sitting unclaimed in my league. Do I pick them up like a girl at the bar at 2:00 AM or let them sit unclaimed like an old Tourister filled with sweaty gym socks?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:20 PM)

GRAB THE INDY D like you're Amy Winehouse and its the last...(Wait...there's that "inappropriate" line again) Indy was very good last year; Freeny is back; Sanders is a beast...love'em

Rich (Western PA)

Does Criss Angel: (a.) Scare you (b.) Amaze you (c.) Anger you or (d.) Give you your fantasy picks?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:21 PM)

(e) all of the above...

Joel (MI)

Erik, serious question, what drove you to this career as opposed to your Law Degree ?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

sanity...being a lawyer is like watching paint dry....now I get to chat with you fine people...much better

Kyle (MD)

Which show's return are you most excited for - Family Guy, Entourage, Heroes, or (super sleeper) Fringe?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

Entourage....easiest question of the day

Shanahan (Denver)

Even I didn't draft any denver backs....

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

nicely done

Jon (Cincy)

Whats a guy gotta do to get some love around here? D. Bowe vs. the Patriots or P. Crayton vs the Browns? Normally I'd think Bowe but Crayton is against a bad secondary and he has a better QB

Erik Kuselias
  (3:23 PM)

Answer: whine a little. I Like Bowe...he is a breakout candidate...unless he gets "Croyled" into submission

Ashley (Pittsburgh)

Flex RB...Selvin Young or Chris Perry ..both arent great options but which is better?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:25 PM)

I actually Like CPery as a flex this week....he'll be one of my flex guys when we kick off Fantasy Football Now this weekend noon eastern on ESPN.com (yep that's #1 if you're counting the shamless plugs)

Nick (SLC, UT)

Whats the update on W. Mcgahee?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:25 PM)

Game time decision Nicky my boy...which are the three dirtiest words in the fantasy football dictionary

DGA

Ok, two guys walk in to a bar...their names are Vincent Jackson and Bryant Johnson...which one gets more fantasy points this weekend?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:27 PM)

Vincent Jackson...especially if he wears the "Vince" t-shirt donned by Tom Cruise in "The Color of Money"

Freddy (Lansing ILL)

Does Warner keep the starting gig all season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:28 PM)

this is a great issue...I think yes. Then again it sure took "The Wizzinator" long enough to give the job to the guy who was STUPID GREAT in the 2nd half of the season

Ryan (OK)

If I said you had a nice Booty, would you say he starts for the Vikes within a couple of seasons?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

Seriously. Is this what I'm in for when I agreed to do this every week?

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Which backup QB is most likely to become a starter and should be picked up right now just in case?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

Aaron Rodgers....hidden in this whole Fave divorce (which, as I explained to my wife was her equilivent of Brangelina moving in next door...and fighting on the front lawn with clothes being thrown all over the lawn) is the fact that the Packers think Rogers is actuaklly BETTER right now. if they are right...he's a great sleeper

Rick (SD)

Sit Selvin for Bush in 0.5 ppr?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

in anyleague where you get points for catches...Gore, Bush, and Westbrook are the 3 big names that jump up the board

Doug (NY)

Match Game time: If there is one guy this year who's just being CRIMINALLY undervalued ... I mean, someone who isn't getting ANY respect ... it's gotta be ___________.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

Nate Burlseon..the #1 target on a team with a very good QB and a coach who is DYING to throw the ball

Garrick (Boston)

I thought Dr. James Andrews was the 3 dirtiest words...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:35 PM)

Those are the 3 dirtiest words in sports..."game time decision" are the 3 dirtiest in fantasy

Kevin (Glen Rock, NJ)

What 'obscure' guy has a monster week where 75% of fantasy owners pick up in week 2?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

I think it will be DJ Hackett who despite injury questions should start for carolina and be the best option for a resurgent Jake Delhomme

Darren McFadden (Oakland)

Are you buying the hype on me? What do my stats look like Week 1?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:38 PM)

I see Mcfadden like most people see the person they took to the prom...it's a big deal, kind of exciting, and you like them less in retrospect than you did when you first met them. So I like McFadden...but he ain't Jim Brown

Max (Denver)

Hey Erik! Which games are you watching this weekend? Or, do you have a dinner with the Wife and her friends again?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:38 PM)

Dude...that's soooo mean. Just because I have no life doesn't mean you have to call me on it!

Kevin, Beantown

Gates gonna play well this weekend as my 3rd WR?? Big game or will he be playing with his piggie toe?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:39 PM)

Stay away from gates if you have another option....the excuses are already coming out of San Diego

Steven (Hoboken)

Let's assume no more McDonald's "slipping on a bag" type issues, does Brandon Marshall come anywhere near the 140 catches he's forecasting?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:40 PM)

If he does I'll follow that dude who did the documentary and only ate McDonalds (or Micky D's as we say in the hood) for a month

Erik Kuselias
  (3:41 PM)

BTW: Little birdy just told me that Tom Brady is NOT on the injury report for the first time in 56 weeks

Chris Chambers

Mr K. - You think I'm in for a solid week 1? How do you think I'll do this season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:42 PM)

I think your coach (Norv Turner) has had 2 1000 yard recievers in 412 season in the NFL....you may want to go back to the Dolphins by the end of the season

Joe (Montreal)

McFadden or a gimpy Jamal Lewis ?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

CANADA IN THE HOUSE! (ok I really wasn't that excited...but I wanted to say welcome)....good Jamal Lewis stat....he had the most goaline carries in the NFL (with a little luck he could have had 12 or 13 tds last year)...bet on the guys who get the ball at the goalline

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

about as much as I think of Caddaliac Williams...in other words "I don't"

Samantha LA

What do you think of J Stewart for the season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

Love him like he's my long lost brother

Vince (Land of Beer and Cheese)

I went against my gut this year and drafted Derek Anderson this season. My two back ups are Eli Manning and Matt Hasselbeck. Do you see any of the three separating from the pack, or do you see it being a match-up game all season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

start boning up on you Gener rayburn impressions....its Match Game for you all season long bud

Mike (Ohio)

If Norv Turner has coached 412 seasons in the NFL, what would the equivalent be for Joe Paterno in CFB?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

its like dog years...so multiply by 7...and he doesn't like to be called "Jo Pa"...just a bit of trivia

brian (de)

Simple question... Ricky or Ronnie or Earnest Graham this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:47 PM)

take out the Earnest Graham and it sounds like the start of a New Edition song....I'd go with Graham,

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

now that we are at the quarter pole (3/4ths of the way throug) let me say that I LOVE doing this...and if I don't get to your question its nothing personal. I'm typing as fast as I can.

Kelli, Sin City

Hey I'm in a league with nine other men and I really need to give them a run for their money, so Run-DMC or the Edge this weekend. Answer and I'll love you forever.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

well if you're gonna love me FOREVER...how do i say no? I Like Edge now...Run DMC as the season goes on

Joel (AZ)

Is Branch worth a roster spot?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

no. Actually maybe...if you're in a 28 team keeper league and its the last round.

Cort (Fort Wayne)

I can't help it...whenever you fill-in on Mike & Mike, I call you Kuh-silly-ass.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

you should hear what i call you when you're not around...just kidding

Mik (NY)

EK-Start LJ, Lendale White or McFadden?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

LJ. This is like walking into a seedy diner in a town where you are a stranger...and you see something that you don't like...but you actually recognize on the menu. It's better than the lesser known alternatives

Ted (Detroit)

Which rookie RB do you like best this year? There's a lot of them.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

Stewart. book it.

Chris Cooley (washington, dc)

are you worried about me? i hear my coach doesnt use the TE and i caught 1 ball last night.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

I sure am. You were catching TDs in an Al Saunders system (he also had Tony Gonzalez...when he used to catch TDs)...now you have a system where you're not featured in the red zone...good luck bud

JB (Md)

R.Bush,M.Forte,Ocho Cinco? pick 2

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

sit Forte...but worry about Ocho...his should will be a problem...if he has a good week...id dump him

Zach R (Raleigh NC)

Who should i start lendale white or kenny watson sense rudi is gone

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

Like Watson as a sleeper

Alge Crumpler

Will I finally return to my dominant self?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

no Algernon...you won't...but you will have a very nice season

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

Jamal Lewis officially a game time decision...just a nugget

Jason (Los Angeles)

Chris Chambers or Donald Driver in week 1?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

Driver...this and every week

Tom (Common Sense)

People please check the week 1 rankings to see who Erik likes better for your to start... they ranked all the top players already!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

thank you baby

The Dog

If I look around the room and I cannot find the dog.....What does that make me?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

The Redskin offense

Dan (Queens, NY)

Do you see Bryant Johnson having any fantasy impact this season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Do you see the WNBA ever outrating American Idol?

Will (Bristol TN)

Would you take T.Gonzalez or D.Clark for the season if you had to choose, and is it close?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

qucik fact: Tony Gonzales has 12 tds in his last 50 games...Dallas Clark had 11 LAST YEAR

Kyle (MD)

Thousand clams says "Kelli, Sin City" is actually "Bubba, Detroit"

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

you're probably right...I was prone to make a rookie mistake

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

ok peeps that was AWESOME! Let's do it again next week I will TRY and come back and answer as many questiosn as possible later tonight...maybe that gets me out of going to my in-laws!

Erik Kuselias
  (4:02 PM)

ok they are kicking me out! FFNow Sunday on ESPN.com noon eastern! See you then!