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September 19, 11:13 AM ET
Fantasy Football w/Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias
  (2:56 PM)

OK...I'm all geeked up and ready to go...Tom Coughlin style (5 min early)...I have a tash barrel sized yoo-hoo (nectar of the Gods)...so let's roll

Brent (Orlando)

Wadup E!! Picked up Carlson in anticipation of Dallas Clark being out. I hear he's doing well now and should play this week. Which one should I go with?

Erik Kuselias
  (2:57 PM)

Dallas Clark will start; so with Jeff Saturday (there's some breaking news to start this thing off right) but I really Like Carlson this week...

Matt (KC KS)

Pick me ... pick me, i'm playing my wife and gotta win. please pick 2, Chris Johnson, Addai, or Thomas Jones. Please pick 3, Calvin Johnson, Bryant Johnson, Reggie Wayne or TJ H? thanks much.

Erik Kuselias
  (2:57 PM)

Dude...your WIFE is playing Fantasy Football...you've already won

Robert . Oshkosh WI.

Who should I start this week? Kurt Warner or J.T. O'sullivan.

Erik Kuselias
  (2:58 PM)

Love JT this week...but not as much as I love Kurt and his 25 Td passes in his last 10 games

jake (NJ)

can you rank the rookie rb's for the rest of the year? also would you take any of them over someone like jamal lewis?

Erik Kuselias
  (2:59 PM)

It's Johnathan Stewart, Run DMC and then everyone else....

Jim (ATL)

Erik need your help. In a keeper league I have been offered Roy Williams for Tim Hightower short term looks good but in the long run will I regret the trade?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:00 PM)

This is like eating 3 quarterpounders with cheese....good in the immediacy....but you'll pay later!

Will (Cleveland, Oh)

Thouhgts on McGahee vs the Browns?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:00 PM)

He's in the doghouse...bench until further notice (now eventually he will break out with a good game...wait for that before you start him)

Mike (Chicago, IL)

I'm not trying to suck up to get my question answered but, Erik Kuselias is a fantasy football genius! I want to pick up J.T. O'Sullivan. Who should I drop, Hasselbeck or Garrard? Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:02 PM)

drop it like its hot! (and of course the "it" is Garrard)...he's putrid, his o-line is worse than liver and his receiving core couldn't beat John Kruk in a 40

Eric, Erie, PA

Which defense to start GB or Philly ? Arizona is available to pick ? Are they worth keeping the whole season ? Can I drop Philly for Arizona ? Thanks for answering my questions...Eric

Erik Kuselias
  (3:02 PM)

I'm buying Arizona...lock, stock and defense.

Mike (Buffalo, NY

Thoughts on Run DMC? Start him or Michael Bush?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:04 PM)

dont start Fargus , who will miss the game...as will Joey Galloway (if you want another tip)...I like Bush as a sleeper (esp in deep leagues)...but if you have both watch FFNow at noon easter on ESPN.com; I'll get the latest update!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

BTW: those of you who had 4 after the hour for the first shameless plug...come collect your prize

Dan (New York)

Erik, Jamal Lewis or Felix Jones (I get points for return yards). Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:06 PM)

jamal Lewis had more goalline carries than ANYONE in football last year...you HAVE to take that over a guy who isn't the goalline back. 3 things I hate: 1. guys who dont score TDs 2. mayonaise 3. guys who dont score TDs

William (Phoenix, AZ)

I think Eli is a must play this week vs. Cincy. I have Brees but I think I could throw on Cincy.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:07 PM)

2 nice options to have....but yes (and can ANYONE believ we're saying this???) Eli manning is a must play. In the immortal words of Clark W. Griswold in Xmas Vacation"I wouldn't be more suprised if I woke up with my head sewen to the carpet"

Mayonnaise

Any chance you'd start Carolina's D against The Fightin' Gus' over Seattle's D against the lowly Rams or am I over thinking this one?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:08 PM)

And before this question I thought overthinking something was when my brother called to tell me the sun is 330,330 times bigger than the earth. Now I have a new standard

Dave in NJ

Which 2 S. Morris, W. Parker or T. Jones?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:09 PM)

If you sit Willie Parker i will find out where you live, drive to your home, drag you outside by your hair, beat you about the midriff, then casually walk back into you abode, and drink all your Fresca.

Ant(NYC)

Does ESPN have a camera at Viking's practice? What's happening, is AP doing anything?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

That's the point...he's not doing anything....I gotta get Stephania on this....

Paul - WI

Follow up to William's question. I have both Eli and Brees, should I try to trade Brees? Is it too early to have a man crush on Eli?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:11 PM)

Paul: great question: my philosophy (in addition to "come strong or not at all") is to always trade the bigger NAME and keep the better VALUE. Trade Brees (you should get a lot more) and enjoy Eli

David Fairborn, OH

Should I trade Westbrook for cutler and Chris Johnson? It was offered to me..

Erik Kuselias
  (3:13 PM)

David: keeping the Philosophy talk going...when i trade, here's my rule of thumb: Make sure you get the best player in the deal.

Eli (NY)

What do you think of Steve Smith's chances to stay healthy and be a top 10 WR this season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

About the same chances my 4 year old will want me to take him to see "High School Musical 3"...in other words EXCELLENT!

Jonathan (Waynesboro, Pa)

Erik please help ease my pain concerning Braylon Edwards. Among receivers where will he be in points at the end of the year? I traded Plaxico Buress for him straight up was that a good move?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:15 PM)

you have to start worrying about Braylen Edwards. Brutal schedule, leading the league in drops, QB is as sketchy as day old sushi....I'll take Plax

Kyle (Columbia)

Hi Erik. I've been offered Dwayne Bowe for Marques Colston. I don't want to do this deal if Colston is going to be back in 3 or 4 weeks, but if he's out longer (as Stephania Bell believes) then I think it's a good trade for me. What do you think?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

I'm hearing 6 weeks from the date of the injury....but if you want some good news, Barry Manilow finally admitted he didn't write the song entitled "I write the Songs"

John (KC)

P. Thomas for Welker?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

yep...if you're in my league and I make that offer...otherwise no.

Lee (Mia)

Cheeseburger's or Hotdogs...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:18 PM)

Burgers....unless you're at a baseball game. Just like you never start JT O'Sully...unless he's at home against the Lions

Jeff (Bellevue WA)

Erik we need to talk. If you had to pick one would you go Graham, Stewart, or Morris. And QB wise Kitna or Favre?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:19 PM)

As I said this week, Earnest Graham ain't sexy (that's Heather Graham...and whatever happened to her?) but like Big Daddy Kane he'll get the job done.

BIG TRADE

Gore and Desean Jackson for LT?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:21 PM)

If you are off to a 2-0 start and feel like you can gamble..sure. you didn't get into this to go 7-6, make the playoffs and maybe get bounced in round 2 of the playoffs. you got into this to win. Roll the dice and rumble young man, rumble

Igor(Brooklyn)

Is time to by low on Braylon Edwards? I want to offer Sammy Morris and Donald Driver for him? Is it fair?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

I'm a HUGE proponent of plucking guys who have started slow. Addai, SJackson, Larry Johnson (if you can steal him), Housh, Santonio Holmes etc...

B (CT)

Erik..I love FFNOW!! I need a flex guy....Forte, Desean Jackson, or Eddie Royal?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:24 PM)

Not jackson....and I just mentioned that you should buy big names who are struggling...I LOVE selling hot names (especially rookies who aren't 16 game tested...and even more especially when they are small guys taking hits)...so sell Jackson, Chris Johnson etc...and get 150 cents on the dollar

sal, Den

jags or pit defense this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:26 PM)

we were due for a defense question: I like Pittsburgh...but neither defense is in the top half this week. My sleeper d's are Buffalo, A-T-L, SF

Man Crush (Right behind you)

Don't worry I don't have the means or the energy to stalk you. Flex question MJD or Cotchery

Erik Kuselias
  (3:26 PM)

Cotchery...and I think the J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS play well this week

Geoff

I need a TE badly this week. D.Clark is available. Would you drop F.Taylor or C.Perry for Clark? Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:28 PM)

what kinda league are you i where Dallas Clark is on the wire? Yes...stop chatting and go GET HIM RIGHT NOW!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

everyone is sooo serious today....can we have some fun? while you're thinking I'll do some rapid fire

Joel (SF, CA)

hey erik!! i've got marvin harrison, justin gage, and mushin muhmmad.. which two should i start??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

harrison

did you answer a pick up dallas clark ? lol

steve smith or eddie royal this weekend. Also long term p.thomas or julius jones or steve slaton thxs

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

SSmith...and JJOnes

Jeremy (Phoenix, AZ)

Drop Heath Miller for the Baltimore D? Have Minny D on my roster already. Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

yes...stop carrying 2 d's...the rest of your league is laughing at you behind your back

Ryan (New Rock)

holmes or jennings man??!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

Jennings

Mike (CT)

chad or housh?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

housh...chad scored in only 2 of the last 14 weeks last season...and does anyone else thinjk this whole Ocho thing is a ll a rouse to get us to just refer to him as "Chad"...like "Cher" and "Sting"?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

BTW: if you took the long odds and thought "Cher" would get some pub in this chat...come claim your prize

Erik (KC)

Pick 2: B. Edwards, Patten, or Welker?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

not Patten

Jerry (Midtown)

"What's the deal with Steven Jackson?" I feel like it's too early to bail. Your thoughts?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

he'll be great...just be patient

Stinky (SC)

P.Manning or K.Warner?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

manning...you sit him and he goes nuts AT HOME...and you won't sleep for a week

Answer Me

Chris Johnson or LJ for the rest of the year

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

when CJ actually scores a professional TD then I'll rank him in my top 20...deal?

AK (NYC)

Re: the D. Clark question - are we sure he didn't mean DESMOND CLark?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

wow...great point...you just blew my mind....

Erik Kuselias
  (3:35 PM)

ok that's it for the rapid fire...back to dumb analogies and stupid useless info like "when you think about it...George Washington's brother is the Uncle of our country"

AK (NYC)

Chris Johnson scored a receiving TD in Week 1 - come on Erik, you're better than this!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

typo by me (obvioulsy we were talking running backs and rushing TDS)...but good catch by you...I ai'nt to proud to admit an error

Lyell (New York)

Tell me something secret about Greeny or Golic...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

Inactuality Greeny is waay fatter than Golic

Kimmy

Erik, are you the model for Just For Men hair dyes?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:37 PM)

nope...never a dye job....this is all Mel Kiper Jr/Sam malone wanna be hair

Dave (Detroit)

I hope Chris Johnson scores 6 TDs this week so you'll shut up about him.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:39 PM)

me too...but until then, I'll just keep beating the other experts who rank guys who can't score too high. Which leads me to this: why is everyone all geeked about Julius Jones? He was PULLED at the goalline for TJ Duckett...when you look up 80 yards and no tds in the dictionary...Julius Jones will be waiving back at you

Mel (NJ)

Which side of this trade would you take: Graham and E. Royal or Jennings and J. Lewis? Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:41 PM)

I actually strated typing that I favored ione side..then totally did an about face...which means (and wait for it.......WE ACTUALLY HAVE SOMEONE WHO PROPOSED A FAIR DEAL!)

Paris Hilton

Yea Eric, I hate men who don't score also

Erik Kuselias
  (3:41 PM)

NOT BAD....NOT GREAT...BUT NOT BAD

steve(nc)

better movie: the big lebowski or raising arizona?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:43 PM)

Big Lebowski....love John Goodman's character (and can you believe he had to lose 65 pounds to play BABE RUTH!!!!!)...anyway speaking of big white dudes....Jeff Saturday will start (excellent sign for the Colts)

Lisa (Scottsdale)

PLEASE HELP!!! Marvin, Colston, and McMichael vs. Bryant Johnson, Cooley, and Bowe?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

If you can wait 6 weeks for Colston, then I like that side, if not...take the players now and figure out the rest later

Steve (OH)

Kenny Watson or Pittman for the rest of the season?????

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

Pittman...Kenny Watson's mother just dropped him in her league

Lebowski

Is it worth trying to trade for Tony Gonzalez as an upgrade from Owen Daniels?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

yep...Owen Daniels averages 40 yards per game and has NEVER scored a TD when Andre Johnson starts...he's grosser than stale gummy lips (I went to the movies this week.....the gummy lips were a bad choice)

Kurt Warner

Do you think I'm going to keep this up all year or am I going to come down to earth soon?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

dude you are hot, your wife has a killer mullet, you have 2 stud recievers, and now everyone refers to the former All-American RB at Penn State as "the other Kurt Warner"

Eddie (NYC)

Is Chris Perry Most Underrated RB that gets all his teams carries or is he just that bad?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:47 PM)

he'll get better and is a good guy to go get now

Marlon (Denver)

Parker for Addai, who wins?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

marlon: I was just offered that deal about 5 minutes before the chat started...its a quandry, but I think I'm gonna pull the trigger and welcome Addai on to "Men of Troy"

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

BTW: my little guy (almost 2) is named "troy"...hence the corny name for my team

Carson (The Nati)

Who do you blame for my poor stats this year? Surely it can't be me, I've got a Heisman at home!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

2 things that keep me up nights: 1. Where are the eyebrows on the Mona Lisa (conspiciously absent) 2. What the heck has happened to the cincy offense?

Sandy (NYC)

Erik this has been boggling my mind forever...why is Calvin Johnson called Megatron???

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

You want mind boggling? The Philly mint produces 26 million pennies EVERY FRIGGIN DAY!!!! oh...and I don't know why he's called "megatron"...probably because it sounds cool... Troy "Megatron" Kuselias...hmmm like that

Dan - San Jose

Been offered Gates for Winslow...would you do it? Who do you like for the remainder of the season? Antonio a little too injured?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

Winslow doesn't score...9 tds in his last 50 games (and that's back to when he was a "soldier" at "the U")...he STILL has less than 10 tds in his entire NFL career!

Jay (NY)

If your wife named the team it would have been the Troy Luck Club.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

not awful....not good...but not awful

Palmer

Great buy low option? Or don't waste the effort?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

sure buy low....very low....jokes about Sarah Palin's daughter low

Just like Amani Toomer

Not awful...not good...but not awful

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

that's called paying attention folks

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

Stephania Bell just shot me a note...says AP practiced a LITTLE today and will be a gametime decision....

Thomas (Columbia, SC)

Do you like Aaron Rodgers' half-beard? It creeps me out.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

weirder than sour peaches...but he can play and i like him this week

Wes Welker

What is my outlook the rest of the year??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

your hammy is a little more dinged than you realize and you will score less tds...but Matty Cassel will rely on you...you're valuable in PPR leagues

Emily (DC)

Warner or Hasselbeck?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

warner

mike - ca

Big ben or JT this week

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

ben

Jamal Lewis (not prison)

How am I looking this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

like moldy cheese

Matt (Columbus)

I get Romo, he gets Brees, Felix Jones & Sproles. Appealing to you at all?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

sure...you get the best player

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

last chance to get in....let's get 'em in people!

Kirk (NYC)

Which little guy is a better desperate flex option? Ahmad Bradshaw or Leon Washington? (return yds count)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

Leon

Jeff (MN)

Buzzer beater: Housh or McGahee a better flex option this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

housh

Drey (SC)

Jonathan Stewart or J. Jones?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

jjones this week...Stew the rest of the year

Confused...

R. Grant or B. Jackson...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Ryan Grant....

Eddie (NYC)

Steve Smith for E. Royal and Gus?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

I want Smitty

Michelle(NY)

CASSEL OR JTO this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

actually I'll go with JT O'Sully

Michael (Anaheim, CA):

Holt or Holmes rest of the year??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

Holmes...but I HATED both coming into the season

The Cheese Maker (Wisconsin)

Like moldy cheese...cheese in its natural state is mold. Thanks for playing the what is cheese game.

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

I just try and make sure I offend everyone with my lack of knowledge

Lee (Cincinnati)

Engram or Branch rest of the year? Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

Engram...check his stats...its kinda fun

Pat (Chicago)

Orton or a sack of potatoes?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

sack....

Brandon Marshall (Den, CO)

Am I gonna get suspended again this season?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

you might...in the immortal words of Jim Carrey in "Liar Liar" STOP BREAKIN THE LAW %^$&*#!

Erik Kuselias
  (4:02 PM)

That's it for me...thanks to the thousands of questions I DIDN't get too...you guys really make it fun...see you Sunday on FFNow..espn.com noon eastern!