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October 10, 6:20 AM ET
Fantasy Football w/Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias
  (2:59 PM)

ok boys and girls...I'm out in gorgeous southern California (why the BLEEP doesn't everyone live here....)...let's roll

Rock - Cincinnati, Ohio

Who would you start this week as a third RB, Slaton or Fargas?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:00 PM)

as alwways I start the first question.....ROCK (great name...half porn half soap opoera) I like Slaton as a legit low end #1 starter this week....be well

Dave (NYC)

E-Dog! I can get Marshawn Lynch for Run DMC and Roy Williams. Should I take it and run?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:01 PM)

take it...run like Ussain Bolt and (I can't believe I'm about to say this....) feel a little guilty

Donna (pensacola, FL)

Hey Eric, for the record, you're better looking than that "other guy", anyways, I got Peyton Manning in a trade but also picked up Gus Frerrote....my dilemma is proven talent vs. good matchup?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:02 PM)

If you thought I was above recieving gratitutious compliments...you were wrong. PLay Manning...did ANYONE else see the Colts start to get their rythm back in the second half last week?

Brady (Boston, MA)

Erik, everyone has a different opinion about Peyton Manning this week and I wanted to hear your take. Should I start him against the Ravens, or should I believe the hype and start Kyle Orton against the Falcons?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:03 PM)

more Manning.....look Baltimore hasn't played anyone yet (Big Ben was banged up...Tennessee is the king of the ugly 17-13 win...Cleveland and Cincy are so out of sync, Britany Spears just called and said "can you guys stop acting like human grease fires?"....plus off the bye week the Colts will start to roll

John, St. Louis, MO

Erik, I'm the commish of my league. A trade was proposed for my approval. I'm not sure it is a fair trade. What are your thoughts on trading Deangalo Williams and Julius Jones for Brian Westbrook?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

Johnnyboy....my rules for all commishes: unless there was collusion (i.e. cheating) why would you EVER void a trade? If you have guys/gals who aren't tall enought o ride the bumper cars of credibility then THROW THEM OUT OF THE LEAGUE!!!!!!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

My computer is slower than John Kruk legging out a triple....but I'm doing my best...as I mentioned I'm, not at my usual terminal...I'm (sigh) roughing it in LA

William Bol, Cincinnati, Ohio

Would you start Brees or Warner this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:06 PM)

I'd like to have that problem.....oh Brees BTW

mike (NJ)

Hi Eric! I know how you love Lendale White so I just traded for him along with R.Grant and Braylon Edwards. I gave up T.Jones, Crotchery and Sammy Morris. What do you think? Thanks Mike

Erik Kuselias
  (3:07 PM)

My thought is: Can I play in your league next year...and can I have the guy you traded with on my speed dial?

peter james (FL)

Erik Kuselias : fargas or mcallister

Erik Kuselias
  (3:07 PM)

Peter: I actually Like Fargus a lot this week as an excellent sleeper

Erik Kuselias
  (3:08 PM)

I'm staying away from Colston this week like he's day old sushi

Jack (Palo Alto)

What impact will Colston have this week if he plays? What about Ryan Torain's long-term fantasy impact this season?

Keegan (Foster City, CA)

HELP!!! Can I really sit Steven Jackson? I have J. Jones vs GB, MJD vs. Denver and Steven Jackson vs. Wash. I need to start two....any suggestions?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:09 PM)

Keegan (does anyone call you "the Keeger?" we had a kid in my 'hood and....oh nevermind) you are NOT sitting SJax for a guy who isn't the goalline back...rememberone of our cornerstone precepts: He who scores TDS (or has the potential to score) is inherently more valuable

Bo

I have Cooley, Shockey and Scheffler. Owner said he would take Scheffler for Bowe...no brainer right?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

right

Jay (NY)

Does your love of Fargas this week make him a start over Addai or Deangelo "one week wonder" Williams?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

I said I love him...I didn't say I would bear his children

Tim (Port St Lucie)

Erik love the chats Thanks for all your help. Do I trade Romo to pick up Portis? I have Warner as my backup QB

Erik Kuselias
  (3:11 PM)

yes...and now is the time to start shedding your depth like women in northern cliamtes shed their winter weight....it's spring people...layers are overrated!

Ed (J'ville)

Should I go for the hail mary and put in Kevin Faulk at RB2?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:12 PM)

Ed: no. like "you had 9 beers and you asked me if its ok to call your ex at 2am" kinda no...

Jason (Omaha)

Engram and Breaston this week over Graham and Holt at flex? Or some mix? thanks

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

If there was ever a week to call on Stevie Breaston...this is the week. I picked him up just for this week. It's risky...but the over under in the game is a whopping 50....the Cowboys are a mess in the secondary...Kurt Warner has thrown 2 or more tds in 12 of his last 13...and Boldin basically fractured his skull....

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

ok....rapid fire for the next 5 min...

Gary Payton (Springfield)

E., bench one for me: S Jax, B Jacobs, T Jones, Andre Johnson, R. Moss, TO, please.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

jones

Ryan (Denver)

should i drop matt jones for kevin curtis?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:15 PM)

should you drop your ugly girlfriend for one that's mean to you? either way...it ain't pretty

John Candy (Stripes)

My doctor says I swallow a lot of aggression...along with a lot of pizza. So do I be aggressive and play Sproles in my flex this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

nicely done..fine movie...and no. (and my big man is gonna do it all for us for 438 dollars and 58 cents!)

jos,ca

Rivers or Cassel?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

rivers

Jay: Melrose, MA.

Hey E.K., which dinosaur fossil should I start this week, Favre or Warner?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

warner

Tito Fuentes

Jazz it up with Orton-Hester or smooth is out with Eli-Burress

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

Tito....the Giants are playing CLEVELAND! CLEVELAND!

Danny (Queens)

boldins probable, play him over berrian or coles?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

no...im still skeptical about him playing

Dave (nj)

rivers or campbell?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

campbell...rivers is a #2...and a guy Id love to trade right now

Josh, Los Angeles, CA

I am crazy for wanting to start Leron McClain over Joseph Addai this week? I am starting MJD as my other RB and I also have Duece and J Stew on the bench.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:17 PM)

yes...you are crazy

Jon (DC)

Better flex play slaton or hightower?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:18 PM)

Jonny boy...Slaton is a #1...Hightower is a #3

IS THIS THING ON?

KEEPER LEAGUE: JT O'sullivan for laurence Maroney I have Big Ben and Orton.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:18 PM)

I was the last one on the Maroney bus...and even I'm pulling the yellow cord and begging to get off

Jason (Glendale, AZ)

Garrard or Eli this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:19 PM)

Eli...love him this wek

Aaron Rodgers

Should I throw to Driver this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:19 PM)

only when Greg Jennings is covered...which seems to be never

Erik Kuselias
  (3:19 PM)

ok more rapid fire at the bottom of the hour....

juan, PR

romo or warner?

Sheena (Cinci)

Will Michael Pittman capitalize on Selvin's absence?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

Sheena......I don't trusat Mike Shanny to do anything consistent...so honestly "I don't know"

Dan (New York)

Jamal Lewis or Felix Jones (return yards count)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:23 PM)

Jamal Lewis gets one more chance be4 I ditch him...he lead the NFL is gaolline carries last season..the Browns HAVE to think about pounding the ball...he's a nice sleeper

Matt WVA

Erik, who do you like better this week cutler or mcnabb?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:24 PM)

I like Cutler...with Reggie Brown out...DJax getting figured out and KCurtis questionable....Westbrook out...who knows what your gonna get?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:25 PM)

My resident Lions fan just told me that team is going 0-16....

Jereb (SF)

Yo Erik - thanks for taking the question. I know you're no Stephania Bell, but now that Carson Palmer is officially out this weekend, do you think Tommy John Surgery is imminent?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:26 PM)

Jereb....I'm not a doctor...I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night...and I would NEVER go out on a limb on an injury question....but he is out this weekend

Matt WVA

ok got another, slaton or marion barber?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:26 PM)

Barber is a top 5 play...Slaton is a top 10 play

Chuck, VA

Should I even consider benching LT in favor of Ronnie Brown, Portis or Reggie Bush in a PPR league?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:27 PM)

yes...my peeps in SD say LT isn't 100 percent (no kidding) but that he's closer to 50% than previously thought...I dropped him last night in my ranks to a low end #1

Kirk (Albany)

Run DMC and Roy WIlliams OR Forte? It's gotta be Forte, right?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:27 PM)

right!

Matt (Philadelphia, PA)

What does it take to get a question answered? Engram or Holt?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

Engram...if it PPR...Holt otherwise...Engram will catch 912 passes...but only 6 for tds

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

ok people we are WAAAAAYYYYY behind on questions....and can we have some fun please? PPPLLLEEASSSSEE?????

Ken ( CA)

Oakland def or New Orlean def?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

stay away form the oakland D like they are warm egg salad

Jay (CA)

Watch Fantasy Focus Now at 12:00 Sunday on espn.com. With that out of the way, do I start Roy Williams or Chad Johnson this weekend? Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

see all you have to do is plug the show and your chances to get answered are MUCH better.....I like Roy but its close....and both have been disappointing

Ryan (SF)

Engram over Colston you think?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

I think

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

ok rapid fire...lets get the questions flowing...make em quick....

Tom - Newark DE

From here on out - JLewis or McGahee?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

JLewis

BOB(NY)

SPROLES, PITTMAN, OR MCFADDEN? 1/2PPR TY

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

Pittman

Greg (Utah)

Walter or Stokely?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

Stokley...love him like we're related this week

Dalia Lama (Tibet)

If you answer my question you will receive total consciousness. Who do I play at flex: Hester, Ocho, or Deuce?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

thax for the total consciousness....I got that goin for me.....which is nice....Ocho

Tim (NC)

Start two, Santana, A.Johnson, Steve Smith

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

sit santana...he can burn you with a zero catch game anytime

Bobby (Miami, FL)

Erik, You want fun!???? Jenna Jameson or Angelina Jolie (Pre brad Pitt) Oh..also, please pick 3 WR for this week out of Royal, Calvin Johnson, Braylon Edwards, and Devery Henderson. Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

I said fun.....not porn and overrated actresses....sit Royal he may not play

Bo

I have Westbrook, Jacobs, T Jones and McClain. Can get Colston for T Jones. Make the move?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

yeah baby

Joe, CA

Kuselias or Clooney? Mcgahee or fargas?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:35 PM)

both are excellent "too lose to call questions"

Erik Kuselias
  (3:35 PM)

somewhere my wife is laughing at me

bob(cleveland)

Need to sit one out of Addai,Edge,Slaton and Fargas. Thanks

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

you can sit Edge or Fargus...it you sit either of the other tow...I will come to y0our house and drink your fresca as "Moose and Rocco" help you find your wallet

Erik Kuselias
  (3:37 PM)

ok rapid fire is over....more at the quarter hour.....let's go people...lets have siome fun...be creative

Larry (NYC)

Warner or Cutler -who's gonna give it to me?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:37 PM)

both...but Warner is more consistent

Erik's brother, Schmerik (Bristol, MA)

Hook a brother up! NYJ Def vs Cincy w/out Palmer or GB Def?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:38 PM)

That is the single worst alias ever...you're like a dig that's so ugly that it actually becomes kinda cute...still GB defense...bnut I wouildn't laugh if you went the other way

Vizzini (Princess Bride)

Would it be INCONCEIVABLE (I keep using that word and I'm not sure what it means) for Jamal Lewis to get 75 yards and a TD?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:39 PM)

no....and your movie is a little overrated...don't shoot the mesanger

Jim (Miami)

EK, I need an intervention!! Am I really starting Orton over Hasselbeck this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:40 PM)

yep you are.....Orte has been $ the last month and I like the matchup this week....but sell him after the game and get 150 cents on the dollar

Joe G. (Newtown, PA)

Special K--You expecting a scoring binge in Arizona this week? Gotta be good for all Cards...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:40 PM)

yep...and all 'Boys....get 'em in

Frank (Medford, MA)

What recovers sooner, LT or the economy?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:41 PM)

neither before the end of the year

Brent (Los Angeles)

The Graham cracker has been bad the last two games. Play him over Hightower?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:42 PM)

yeah...Hightower is sexy this week though...very sexy...I'm close to pulling the trigger

Dow Jones (NY)

I'm sinking b/c of stock like Ocho Cinco, Inc.. will his stock rise this week or should I roll with Lance Moore.com?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:43 PM)

same answer as the previous question....its VERY tempting to go with Moore...especially if you roll PPR

Brad (Wis)

Winslow and his two, um, enlarged friends this week or Greg Olsen?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

Brad...very tactful...excellent bedside manner...I'm still Taking Winslow...but I moved Olsen into my top 10 for the 1st time all season

Patrick (MN)

Erik, why hate the midwest? I think i have asked maybe a dozen questions and each one is funnier than the last. I reference old Val Kilmer movies, I ask to do guest appearances, and nothing, nada, goose egg. Just biased because of the warm weather I suppose....

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

I'm hatin a little...gettin my sunshine on....I may try and surf after the show (then again maybe I wont)

David (405 and the 101)

hightower or Duece, ppr, carries count for a point

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

Carries count for a point? Really? has anyone else ever even heard of this? or is this like the time I didn't know who Leona Lewis was?

Mark (Dallas)

TAKE MY QUESTION.....PLEASE!!! If you count return yardage, who's the better play: Breaston or SJax?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

well fine...if you're gonna cry like a little (you know what I was gonna type here)...SJax

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

ok...lightening round.....get 'em in FAST...let's go

RRW (ALASKA)

Your show rocks: PPR League pick 3, Housh, S Moss, L Moore, Plaxico, L Coles. Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:47 PM)

Love Alaska (and can we all agree that Sarah Palin is Waaaay hotter than Tina Fey? Motion made...do I have a second?) Sit any 2 of the last 3.....

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

ok I lied...the lightning round starts...NOW

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

I'll keep hammerin' here: Favre or Brees Sunday EK?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

Brees is an ELITE play

rob rutland ma

O'Sullivan, Ferotte or Russell?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

O'Sully...NOT Russell

Sarah Palin

*giggle* second.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

that's my girl....

Dave (TX)

Housh or Bruce? PALMER OUT

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

Housh...Bruce has some TDS but that has to end sometime...maybe tis week

JOHN CHEYENNE

CHARGERS OR JETS D???????????????

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

I now have them ranked right next to each other...with the news that Palmer won't play....I'll support your JETS if you wanna go there

Chris (NYC)

FLEX....slaton or berrian

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

slaton

Pollo (Bako, CA)

Long term #3 WR: DJax, K Curtis, or Koren?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

DJax...by default

Tina Fey

Pick 2: Addai, McGahee, Buckhalter, McClain?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

I picked your question cause I feel bad I kinda banged on you a little....you're a very talented actress....now sit the middle two

Ralph (Mobile, AL)

WASH or INDY Def?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

WASH...they are top 5...Indy couldnt stoop directional Arkansas's run game

P

Play braylon edwards or engram?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

Engram in a ppr...Edwards otherwise

ryan (st. louis)

TRADE QUESTION....get Brees and give Delhomme and Turner....check box yes or no

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

heck yeah...get the best player in the trade and you'll rarely be sorry

Mags (MN)

Pick 1: Buckhalter, McClain, Edge?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

McClain...and did we ever verify that this was the guys name in "Die Hard"?

Lindsey (SC)

Will Westbrook and the Iggles bounce back after the bye?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

yeah...hearing Westbrook should be his old great self after the bye

kYLE (MD)

Do I go with Kevin Curtis (probably gonna play, but 100%?) as my WR3 or do I pick up a guy like Antonio Bryant or Kevin Walter?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

like Walter a lot...also look and see if Stokley or Breaston are available...

Lakeville, MN

R Moss or S Smith this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

Moss....assume he's BACJ untill further notice

The Longest Name to Ever Appear in Your Chatroom or Any Other Ch

Grant, TJones, McGahee - which one sits?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

MCGhee rides pine like he wont throw 4 passes on Gene Hackman's team in Hoosiers

Mouthbreather

E...big fan of yours since your Sportsbash days; wish you were back doing talk every day! (Yeeeah Friday!!!) Am I really an idiot for shopping LT? If not, what can I seriously hope to get for him...maybe Forte?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

can you believe we are actually saying this? shop LT if you have a losing record...trade for him if you have a cushion

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

last 5 min...lets make em good and make em quick...ill type as quickly as i can...

Mike (Indy)

Will LT ever be "himself" this year? Seriously Palin hotter than Fey??? Seriously??? IF that's your opinion maybe you shouldn't answer this question.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

ok I wont...good luck this weekend

Paul AV, MN

Ok, what about Forte or R Brown?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Forte....

Jared

Breaston or Megatron

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

'Tron

joe nj

thomas or julius jones

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Thomas

Inorganic Chemist (kennewick WA)

Yes is was John McClain. Now should i play him with McFadden, Fargas, Sproles or E Graham?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Graham...or Fargus

ED(Flagstaff, AZ)

Brandon Marshall or Larry Fitz?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

dude...what kind of league are YOU in....but Larry Fitz is a top 2 WR (with TO)

Sgt Hulka(USA)

Eric, you're the big toe of the fantasy department...Anyways, pick one of these clowns for this week only: Lloyd, Rice or Curry?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

Clowns? that's harsh....Rice...I guess....(OK you win..they are clowns)

Surf's Up!

Owen Daniels or Dallas Clark?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

Clark

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

ok last chance to get 'em in.....and my chance to remind you to watch FFN at noon eastern on espn.com.....

Rebecca (St Louis)

Djax or Boldin.

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

I don't think Boldin will go....and with the philly injuries...I'd play DJax

Erik Kuselias
  (4:02 PM)

Love you guys...tanks for the kind words and the questions.....let do it again next week....see you Sunday!