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October 24, 11:39 AM ET
Fantasy Football w/Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias
  (3:00 PM)

ok boys and girls...I'm here fresh off taking my 4 year ols to see High School Musical 3....yikes. So be kind and put me a good mood please

AT (AZ)

A little trade help if you don't mind. I'm trying to get Barber for Slaton and Edwards. I think it's a good deal, but I've been a fan of Barber since day one and am afraid I might not be thinking clear. Thoughts?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:01 PM)

1st question always gets answered...this went up EARLY....this seems like an even deal...but Cleveland has a BRUTAL schedule (almost as brutal as watching a movie in a screaming theater of 5 yeard olds) I;m a HUGE proponent of looking at playoff matchups

Eric with a C (NY)

Hi Erik...pick me a winner: Rhodes, Kevin Smith, or Mewelde Moore? (non-PPR)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:02 PM)

Rhodes is your guy...hearing Addai will not play, Fast willie may be a gametime decision...and Kevin Smith is just dreadful

STEVE,LA

Hi Erik It?s 3pm EST and I still have my feety PJ?s on!!! Please pick 2: Julius Jones, Deuce, Roy Williams, Cedric Benson, Fargas, Deangelo

Erik Kuselias
  (3:04 PM)

nice life you have...get some yoo-hoo and rent "Midnight Run" and you may become my hero...except all your options are PUTRID. Julius and Deuce...as of right now

Ryan ( LV,NV)

Whats your take on the eagles wr's for the rest of the year. who will be the most productive?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

I think you have to take DeSean Jax and Curtis...Curtis will start this week...Hank Baskett gets my undying admiration for getting engaged (then apparently disengaged) to a Playmate, but he can't play

Cody(Seattle)

Been struggling with both of these aaaaaalllll this week. Curtis or Breaston? Schaub or JT O'Turnover?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:06 PM)

you play Schaub...JT O'Sully has thrown 2 or more INTs in 3 straight....as for the WRs/...lets see what they say about Boldin on Sat...I hera he'll play but not be a huge factor

George Costanza (Queens, NY)

SERENITY NOW!!!!!!!!! Who's a better flex play: Holt, Boldin, or Benson?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:07 PM)

wow...here's the thing. Holt is sooo bad outdoors...I believe its 1td in his last 16 outdoor games. I guess its Benson...(that's a tough sentence to type)

gregory goyle

what up K! thoughts on torain, you buying the hype?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:08 PM)

no. Denver has now gone 4 straight games without hitting 20 points...Shanny hates us all...and the pass game will get healthier...there are better options

Ray (Tampa Bay)

EK!!! Been waiting ALL WEEK for this because I trust you the most. In a 1 point per reception league, would you trade Portis (tough schedule) or AP for LT (easy schedule) for the rest of the season?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

LT is not going to get any healthier...but San Diego and Minnesota have easy playoff schedules. Portis has been gtreat (4 straight 100 yard games...3 straight with a TD), but he's a little banged up. I'll take AP for the duration

Tracy (Kennewick WA)

Well at least H Baskett won't have to go through the divorce proceedings (which probably would have happened sooner or later). What do I do at my RB position? I have LJ, McFadden, Fargas, E Graham, McClain and Torain. I am only playing Graham lately, should I try and trade for somebody who A) Doesn't hate women, B)Isn't in a timeshare (or has turf toe)? I believe I need an upgrade to an every week player but cannot figure which way to go. I ramble

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

love your faith in marriage. Way to go.

Evan Fields (Orlando, FL)

What are these rumors I hear going around about Deuce testing positive for steriods? Will he play this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:11 PM)

still waiting...I hear its a banner dirrectic...I will do a radio show with Mort at 7pm eastern...ill ask him then and we'll cover it on Fantasy Football NOW...noon eastern on espn.com (11 minutes to get the plug in...I'm slipping)

Luke (Wichita, KS)

Erik, please help with the following trade offer. Westbrook and Lendale White for Barber and Ryan Grant. I have Barber and hate the schedule but is Westbrook worth the risk health wise? Thank you in advance

  (3:13 PM)

I like the Barber and Grant side. Westbrook practiced this week but says it doesn't hurt "unless I take a deep breath". "UNLESS I TAKE A DEEP BREATH"? WHAT? Dude, you're an athlete, you may have to run. This scares me...so does the fact LenDale White won't get the Chiefs every week....and I don't expect anymore 80 yard TD runs....he ran like they had free pie in the endzone

CHRIS (CANTON,OH)

WITH S. HOLMES BEING DE-ACTIVATED, IS NATE WASHINGTON A DECENT PLAY?

  (3:14 PM)

best Santonio Holmes gratitutious joke wins a prize...go

Michelle (Brooklyn)

I need to pick 2: D'Angelo Williams, Benson, or Rhodes? Yuck!

  (3:14 PM)

Rhodes isn't an awful play this week...sure Tenn is scary, but he has scored 3tds in 2 weeks

  (3:15 PM)

ok...rapid fire for the next 5 min...get the questions in...make em fast...

John (Atlanta, GA)

With Deuce facing a possible suspension, should I drop him and get Fred Taylor while I still can?

  (3:15 PM)

no...lets see what happens...Taylor is replacable, Deuce isnt (if he beats the rap)

dave,nj

hightower or ahman green?

  (3:16 PM)

Hightower...he can score

Dangerfield (IND)

I had such HIGH hopes for Santonio this week. Do I start Hines instead?

  (3:16 PM)

not bad...not good but not bad....and yes

Chaz (Scranton, PA)

better play this week, Camarillo or Donnie Avery?

  (3:16 PM)

I like a guy who is the clear #1 Target...so Camarillo

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Let me be blunt: Santonio Holmes or Hines Ward?

  (3:17 PM)

better....still not good but better....

Alex (Michigan)

D. Jackson or Curtis?

  (3:17 PM)

jackson...but Curtis may be better long term

john

FTaylor, JJOnes or DRhodes?

  (3:17 PM)

Rhodes...without question..Addai won't play

A Boston

McNabb or Rivers?

  (3:17 PM)

both excellent plays...Rivers

Bob (DC)

Is Justin Gage going to play this week? If so, do you like him over Breaston, Avery, or Josh Morgan?

  (3:18 PM)

yes and no....play Breaston...best fantasy stat: Warner has thrown 2 or more td passes 14 of his last 15 games

Ryan (MD)

Who sits? A Bryant, V Jackson, S Moss, and L Evans?

  (3:19 PM)

not the latter 2...Moss is a top 10 must start...I'd sit VJax IF Chambers goes

Dave

Cinco or Hines?

  (3:19 PM)

Hines

Steve, Indianapolis, IN

Who to start, Eli or Schaub?

  (3:20 PM)

great plays in either case...but Pitts is #1 in D...Cincy is...well....much lower than that

  (3:20 PM)

rapid fire is OVER...(like the hockey season...oh wait nevermind, it hasn't started yet)

IA

Is Cedric Benson or Fred Taylor worth a spot on my bench? -Thanks Eric

  (3:21 PM)

Benson certainly is...he probably has the job...

jimmy (Lexington, ky)

since Westbrook has trouble taking deep breathes, he should not hang out with Santonio, right?

  (3:22 PM)

ok...that's gonna do it for the "gratitutious santonio Holmes jokes" portion of the program

Kevin Faulk (NE)

Ok so after I worked my voo-doo to eliminate Lamont, Laurence, and Sammy...will I really lose carries to an undrafted practice team rookie with 27 names?

  (3:23 PM)

probably....then again Belicheck is the eastern version of Shanny...he hates fantasy players...

Groundskeeper (pitt)

This explains where all the grass from the holes in Heinz field went!!! Leon Washington or Kaulk (PPR)?

  (3:23 PM)

so bad...not even close...like in "Billy Madison" "we are all dumber for having listened to that"

Derek (Boston)

Yo Erik, you have Rhodes (20) rated over J-Stew (21) and Deuce (25), while the majority of other writers seem to be ranking Deuce the highest of the 3...Care to defend? Thanks Bro

  (3:25 PM)

happy to...Rhodes scores...and has in every game he's played significant time...the Colts have won 7 straight on Monday night and won at Tenn last season...the other 2 guys are in time splits

Todd (HB)

Roddy White over TO this week?

  (3:25 PM)

I love White...but let's not go crazy

Phil (Philly)

Walter or Avery? This week and beyond

  (3:26 PM)

I like Walter...Houston is a pass first team...STL is a "Steven Jackson first" team...none of Al Saunders last 5 teams (he's the STL o-coord) have thrown for 20 tds

Alan

Worth trading away Turner for a banged up Westbrook, with the playoffs easily in my sights?

  (3:27 PM)

very interesting question...in the end, having star power makes me feel warm and fuzzy at night...and Westbrook is star power

Erik Kuselias
  (3:28 PM)

3 min til rapid fire...doesn't anyne have anything fun today? i pride myself on having fun people in the chat room....(yes that's a direct challenge)

Sarah Palin (ALASKA!!!)

Which two do I start: R. Moss, Colston, Cotchery, or Boldin?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

shouldn't you be hunting Tina Fey down like she's a prize elk and you have a bazooka? ok...and sit Colston and Boldin

Lucille (the OC)

I'll have a vodka.......and a piece of toast. Peyton or Warner?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

I have no idea what the heck that means...but you clarly have issues so that means we could hang....Warner

Rooster (B'ville AR)

E, Why do the fantasy gods hate me? I have Addai, FWP, Colston, Shockey, Boldin, and R Bush on my team. I HATE my life.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

because you're not nice to old people and children...you never rented "Almost famous"...and you havent voted since 1986.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

ok 5 min of rapid fire...short quick questions..send as many as you'd like...go!

Lonnie (Dallas)

We need suicide watch on Rooster. Is it time to sit housh and play either Morgan or Avery? non-ppr

Erik Kuselias
  (3:32 PM)

no...not yet...Housh is getting a little healtier and should play against Houston this week

Dominic, Michigan

How do you guys choose who's questions to answer? Having a hard time deciding who to start for my rb,wr, and flex. We start 2 wr and 2 rb. Here are my options Lynch, J-Lewis, Dunn, Morris, Green-Ellis, Calvin Johnson, Welker, Muhammad, and Plaxico. Could you help me with which two rb's wr's and flex to start? Thanks

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

here's how it works (I don't mind telling people how ESPN works...inside baseball is facinating)....I get a bunch of questions flying in...I read them as fast as I can...and look for someting interesting..then i post and answer

Lloyd Christmas (Aspen, France)

Excuse me, Flo? What's the soup du jour?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

that's the soup of the day...sounds good...ill have that....you should also know I love jason Campbell this week..and the Jets D

ANSWER MY FRIGGIN QUESTION IVE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR A HALF HOUR

Tim Hightower or Rhodes this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

relax my man....take a deep breath...here's what you can do if you have a "this guy or that guy" question...go to espn.com...look at my rankings...and pick the guy I ranked higher....it's fine. P.S.-you don't work for the post office do you?

Doug KCMO

Cotchery over Colston? Isn't Jericho injured and going against a D that won't really need to be thrown on?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:37 PM)

Cotchery is doing ok, and he plays the Chiefs...the Jets are more worried about Coles's concussion, and Colston had zero catches...o zip nada nothing...I wanna see something first

Wooderson (Austin, TX)

Aerosmith tickets? Front row seats, baby! Cotchery, Faulk, Dunn, or Leon W at flex (ppr)?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:39 PM)

Aerosmith is a weird band....they have a certain cheesy "you can win their mirror at the state fair from some fat guy who smells in a mustard stained t-shirt" vibe...but I love 'em. Like Kurt Warner.

Adam (Toronto)

YOUR RANKINGS INCLUDE GUYS THAT ARENT EVEN PLAYING...IE. SAMMY MORRIS...Where does Green Ellis rank with him out? Ahman Green or him and why? THANK

Erik Kuselias
  (3:41 PM)

Good point. We rank Tuesday..then re-rank Friday...the re-re rank Sunday am...its a fluid process..no offense, but if i could predict what Sunday would look like on Tuesday...I wouldn't be here...I'd be in Vegas by the pool with a SICK cheesy gold medalion around my neck...and a speedo (ok maybe not a speedo)

Bill

Speaking of the State Fair, It's the State Fair In NC. You a fan of the rides, food, or freak show exhibits?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:42 PM)

love the rides...love seeing what they are deep frying this year (pickles, okra, twinkies, oreos, coca-cola!)...hate the freak shows...speaking of the Lions...Orlovsky is a decent desperate play this week

Karl, Elkhart, IN

For the year, Grant or Parker?? PPR League. Is S. Holmes really out week 8 ?????

Erik Kuselias
  (3:42 PM)

Grant and yes

Wes (College Station, Tx)

What to do, what to do? Should I start Chris Johnson or Willis McGahee this week? And do you think the Ravens will continue giving McGahee goal-line carries?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:43 PM)

I Like McGhee very much this week...he's the man..Raiders have allowed 120 or more 3 straight weeks

Jimmy, Ny, Ny

Rapid Fire... Pick 2... Slaton, T Jones, Lynch

Erik Kuselias
  (3:43 PM)

all excellent plays...have to leave Slaton out

BK (Indy)

What is up with these whack job doctors messing up all the QB's knees with infections?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

Brady saw the best guy in the country and was consulted on by Dr. James Andrews (the 3 dirtiest words in sports...DOCTOR JAMES ANDREWS...should be accompanied by menacing music like "dah dah dah") if they dont have to redo the proceedure (and we will know if that's the case soon) then he shuld be on track to go next season

Love me Some ME

Forte a beast the rest of the year? or try to get value for him?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

Forte is a very solid play...hang on to him...I was worried when McKie was getting goalline carries...but I think he's properly valued and will help you in the comming weeks

Murray (IL)

TE Help: Billy Miller, Bo Scaife or S. Heiden?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:47 PM)

I like Scaife...part of the pass game, getting looks...still don't trust miller...heiden had a nice game and is a decent play as well

Welch (Ohio)

Is S-Jax a go this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

good question...I'm less optomistic than others..I think you need to have another option and need to be near your computer Sunday when the inactive list comes out

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

rapid fire...5 min...let's get the questions in

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

by the way...if I hear the Toyota "saved by 0" commercial again..I may riot...just sayin

Adam (Toronto)

GREEN ELLIS OR AHMAN GREEN?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

Canada in the house! i like BenJarvis Green...he could be the man..i know Amahan won't be

DC (NC)

Rivers or Delhomme??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

Rivers is top 5..Jake is top 10ish

Frank (Seattle)

Megatron or Antonio Bryant?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

Megatron...great garbage time efforts

Sean (NYC)

LT, Gore or Chris Johnson straight up for Boldin?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

nope...oh for 3

Clinton Portis (Washington)

How HUGE of a play am I this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

Like John Goodman BEFORE the studio told him he had to lose 65 pounds to play BABE RUTH!

Greg (UT)

Josh Morgan... Good guy to pick up right now?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

If you're in 25 team league

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

and I'd go get Moore if available...hearing Fast Willie is DOUBTFUL

Scott (Albany NY)

Choose one to listen to on a 6hr road trip - Saved By 0 or This is Our Country

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

I choose the gun...why not just ask me if I wanna start Chris Perry?

Tom

Which of last weeks underachiving WRs would you sit? Edwards, Wayne, or Boldin (granted he was concussed)?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

sit Boldin...and I like Edwards...Jax has allowed 2 or more td passes in 3 straight games...and here comes Edwards

Bobby Engram

What do people do with me?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

ditch you like youre the bride's dad on bachelor party night

Kim Deal (CA)

So...would you drop DJax for Curtis? When?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

great name...Kim Deal...anyway... no I wouldn't. I might in aweek or two...but I gotta see Curtis have more than 1 huge game early last season

Can you please answer my question big week for me

Steve Breaston Wes Welker Derrick Mason or Lance moore? Daniels or Cooley

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

Welker...and Cooley (but either TE is a STUD this week)...thank you for your polite question...have a great day!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

5 min left...make em fast rapid fire,,,lets go!

John (need help, the wife is nagging)

Rhodes or M Moore this week (with FWP out)?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

rhodes

Mike (LA)

What does Saved by 0 even mean?!?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

it means you're watching a hypnotic commerical

No life (desperateville)

Dunn, Faulk, or Cotchery in ppr flex...pick 1!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

Cotchery...Dunn has a pinched nerve...Faulk may/may not be the guy

Bob (Madison, WI)

What's your gut feeling? Deuce getting suspended for this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

nope...I think it will play out next week

D-Fence (Utah)

Jets or Eagles D/ST this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

jets...KC is helpless

Answer my Firggin Question

Fargas or A.Gonzalez or WAshington - Nate pick 2?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

1 and 3...but you're first 2 are both lousy options

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM)

sorry for the poor grammar

Shire Folk

Deuce, Boldin, Breaston, Buress

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

who are: a running back and 3 wideouts? A barbershop quartet? 4 people who haven't been in my kitchen?

Ron (Clarks Summit, PA)

Leon Washington, Boldin or Cotchery? (Start 2, Sit 1)

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

sit Leon...unless AZ benches Boldin

Quickie Doodle

Is D. Anderson droppable if I have Schaub and Ryan?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

yep

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

last chance...60 sec...give me your best question

Welch (Ohio)

buzzard beater... Washington or Oakland D/ST?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

Washington...love them this week

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Miss the Sportsbash E: Breaston or Randle El?

Erik Kuselias
  (4:01 PM)

Breaston...Warner throws 2 tds every week..

Erik Kuselias
  (4:02 PM)

THANK YOU!!!!! Had a great time...see you Sunday noon eastern ESPN.com for FFNow I'll get you a win...promise!

Erik Kuselias
  (4:02 PM)

and well over 5000 questions...great work!