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November 14, 7:45 AM ET
Fantasy Football w/Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias
  (2:56 PM)

hellllllllo! everyone sorry I was off last week...but I'm glad to be back As you know, I always take the first question that came in...(it came in at like 3am)...we will rapid fire a few times during the hour and with that being said...let's have some fun and Oh wait! Injury scoop...Reggie Bush is officially O-U-T! (Thanks to Sbell for the late info)

Jason, Ohio

Do you think I should start Brady Quinn next week after his first career game went pretty well?

Erik Kuselias
  (2:57 PM)

no. I'm a "sell Brady Quinn right now" guy....but he is he's go that goin for him...which is nice

Mike in New Orleans

My quarterback dilemma... Drew Brees @ KC or Kurt Warner @ Seattle?

Erik Kuselias
  (2:59 PM)

no...I'm the president of the "sell Brady Quinn right now" club....a club that is social..."demented and sad...but social" (Breakfast Club reference)

Ron, Phx AZ

help!! I have too much depth! I need to bench someone: Forte, Jacobs, Portis, or Lynch?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:01 PM)

"help I have too much depth"? really? that's your problem....I hope you have to eat thanksgiving the table...with the TV OFF

Fayetteville North Carolina

How is it like to be a host

Erik Kuselias
  (3:05 PM)

Mike (Greensboro, NC)

With Heath Miller out, is Spaeth a good start vs. a San Diego D that is a TE's dream? Better play than Olson or Scaife?

Damarys, NJ

Can you please answer my question. I have asked tons of questions and never had one answered...Thanks in advance!! Ok since SJAX looks like he will be out this week I need a whole lineup change. I need 1 RB, 1 WR, and 1 Flex from this group: D. Bowe, B. Berrain, M. Moore, J. Noorwood, and R. Williams. Thanks!!!!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:09 PM)

since you've "never had a question answered"...I'll be your guy. take the 1st three you mentioned...and good luck

George Costanza (Queens, NY) mom "caught" me AND i'm struggling at RB with SJAX out.....Hillis, D. Ward, or A. Pittman?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:10 PM)

I actually like Hillis this week....but only for this week...

I like sports and jokes

How do you get your rolodex of witty responses? Do you need help writing any of them?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:11 PM)

I'd rather brush my teeth with water from the airplane sink that have you help me...

Banjoe in Utah

Love ya on Mike and Mike! I hate sitting Megatron.. but went with Cothery over Moss last nite.. Is Bryant over CJ way crazy and safe play?? Your opinion on Bryant?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:14 PM)

son that's crazy need to sit Bryant

rachel (phx)

So bush is a no go? can you then enlighten us with your take on the Saints backfield? I just picked up Duece thinking he will run all over the chiefs. Good play or will they deploy the rb platoon like last week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

like deuce very much this week...he should be big..nice pickup

Landon (IN)

Is Mewelde Moore a good flex start this week? PPR league

Erik Kuselias
  (3:16 PM)

no he makes me Willie is back. i think Moore is a decent flex at best


Am I nuts for sitting Slaton for LJ this week? Also who would you play Breaston or B Edwards in a PPR league?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:18 PM)

yep...I think you have to play Slaton. I need to see something from LJ before I recommend him

Rich (Florida)

KU.. KU.. SELIAS!! Antonio Pittman worth the pickup for us SJAX owners or not worth the real estate?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:19 PM)

Pittman is a solid flex this week...SJax won't make the trip and can't figure out why he's not getting better

Ryan (AZ)

Tony Scheffler or Kevin Boss this week ?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:20 PM)

both...Sheffler is in a good matchup with an excellent QB...Boss has scored 3 weeks in a row....but for this week I'd go with Tony-boy

brainfreeze (IL)

I'm seriously making myself sick over this decision. I have Witten & Scaife. Yes, Romo is back, how accurate is he going to be and how long can Witten handle hits? Which one do I start in this make or don't make the playoffs game??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:21 PM)

Love your passion....if that makes you sick...wait till your wedding day! (Kidding)...I'd play whitten...I think the Tenn air attack was a one time only thing

Tim (Latrobe, PA)

My man ~ PPR Flex help (So please don't just pick the guy that you think will score the Tuddie): Kevin Smith (@Car), A. Pittman (@SF), Hillis (vs.ATL), Braylon (@Buf), or Berrian (your boy)(@TB)...ugh.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:22 PM)

wow...that's ugly. I'd probably take Berrain...but you could sell me on Hillis

Ace (Pittsburgh, PA)

Talk me off the fantasy ledge! I sat Cassel for Delhomme this week!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:24 PM)

Cassel was all-time...but Delhomme will have a bounce back week...he'll help you against the Lions.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:24 PM)

ok..let's go 5 min of rapid fire

Mark (San Diego)

Good Afternoon Erik. Very tough question and I'm sure you're the man for the job. R.Brown(Oak) or C.Johnson(Jax). Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:24 PM)

CJ...jags allow 114 yds rush per game

Errictt Rhett

Berrian or Driver to go with Colston?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:25 PM)

Berrian...but much closer than it would normally be...this may be the only week you'd even have to ask

Maurice Clarett (OH)

Did you hear if Betts practiced today? Start him or Alexander? (p.s. Tell Shanahan to bail me out...I'll start for him!)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:25 PM)

Betts will be the best of the skins backs (Portis will not go)...but I wonder if ANY Redskin back is worthwhile

Nathan (San Jose, CA)

Am I crazy to start Bradley over Breaston? Also, which 2: MJD, Hightower, Slaton?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:26 PM) are crazy....not as crazy as Tatum Bell leaving his job as an airport porter to go back to Denver...but crazy

Alison (Portis Owner)

PPR flex-Betts, Curtis, Holmes or get Camarillo or Hillis off waivers?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:27 PM)

Curtis or Hillis...but i like Curtis best

Stu (Richmond, VA)

Pick 1 - Breaston, Roy Williams, Avery, Bradley

Erik Kuselias
  (3:28 PM)

Breaston...he is smack dab in the middle of one of the all time great fantasy stats EVER (KWarner has thrown 2 or more tds in 8 straight games and 15 out of his last 16...amazing)

Dustin (Tulsa, OK)

LJ over LT? Also, does that make me crazier than anyone else on here?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:28 PM)

yes...if this was an FM station I'd be saying (in my DJ voice) "hold all calls...we have a winner"

Rapid Fire

K Smith, Fargus, Moore

Erik Kuselias
  (3:29 PM)

3 guys who have never been in my kitchen?

Chris(EastSide RhodeIsland)

Your chat is great at burning the last hour of the work week!! (for those lucky to still work....) Who do you have more confidence in those week Addai or Braylon??

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

Thanks to the ESide I'd go with Addai..who i think will break out this fact I was on the manning bandwagon I'm adding all colts for the rest of the season

Cliff (MA)

Those were three people who have never been in my kitchen! Which two do you like this week: MJD, Slaton, Hightower?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:30 PM)

I HATE MJD this week...he's inconsistent...and the Tenn defense isn't..they're just plain great.

Antonio Antonio (San Antonio)

Bryant, Pittman (or, ugh, Ocho Cinco) at the flex?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:31 PM)

before we bash "the artist formerely known as Chad johnson"...he has 3 tds in his last 2 home contests...

Clinton (DC - via THE U)

Fargas, F Taylor, or one of my back ups to go with Forte?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

love Forte this fargus this week...Dolphins have allowed more than 100 yds rushing in 6 straight...Fargus is a better deal than a hotel room in an all-inclusive resort right now

hi erik

O Daniels or B MIller at te this week

Erik Kuselias
  (3:33 PM)

Daniels...bad game last Sunday...but I think he bounces back

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

halfway question to you: when is it too early to bust out the "Christmas vacation" DVD?

$5 footlong, Subway

Fav. food at Thanksgiving?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:34 PM)

pumpkin pie...


Erik, I'm starting Forte and Hightower, and sitting Parker right?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:35 PM)


Department of the redundancy department

Boss or Olsen...OR...Olsen or Boss!!!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:36 PM)

boss...a guy i have been selling for a month...why isn't he in everyone's top 10? Scores every week.


CANDIED YAMS!! TRADE..Chris Johnson for Gore?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:37 PM)

no...Gore is still higher on my board...and Len pascarelli once came on my radio show and did 3 minutes on the fact his wife's Yam Balls were the best ever. I'm still not completely recovered...(cause i hate yams...of course)

Clark Griswold (Chicago)

That tree wouldn't fit in your backyard. "It's not going in my yard, it's going in my living room."

Erik Kuselias
  (3:38 PM)

exception...give yourself a bonus...perhaps a sunscription to the jelly of the month club

Jason Maryland

Hey Eric, Please pick 2" Roddy White, Hines War, Eddie Royal?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:38 PM)

roddy is a top 10...Royal is a top 20...Ward is a top 30

Tim (Pgh...."Chris Johnson" (get it? #28...I was a regular calle

T-Thig (NO) or Rivers (Pgh)....can't believe I just typed that.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:39 PM)

nice to see you...Thigpen. Yep i said it.

Sam (DC)

WHAT UP E! Please comment on Steven Jacksons value at this point. What are examples of RBs or WRs that you think would be fair value in a trade. Thanks brother

Erik Kuselias
  (3:40 PM)

If i had a surefire playoff team..I'd make a play for him and them see if he got healthy (because the playoff schedule is great)..otherwise I'd stay away like it was opening night of "Fried Green tomatoes 2"

Jon (Ann Arbor)

Help! Tatum Bell or Benson this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:42 PM)'s my philosophy...I'll always the choose the guy who has the job (and gets the ball) over the guy who may have the job (and thus may not touch the ball)

hey fantasy master E

Injury update on Ortons status? If he plays him or rivers this week

Erik Kuselias
  (3:43 PM)

like i just said...gotta go with rivers. We KNOW he'll go. Orten will dress...he may play...but who knows?

Tis the season to be Merry

that's my name,...No ****! Holt, Engram, or Bradley this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:44 PM)

you NEVER: 1. hit on your girl's hotter sister 2. follow up an invitation for dinner by saying "depends...what are you having?" 3. play Torry holt on the road. Never. I'd go bradley

Parker (NY)

Is Dallas Defense a good play this week with the Washington RBs all hurt?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:45 PM)

no. They get a sack (and they get Newman back) but this is an underachieving unit...and campbell doesn't throw picks

Karl, (Elkhart, IN)

Have a chance to get Plax. Would you drop any of these to get him, and iif I do get him, which two to start this weekend? Holmes, A. Gonzales, A. Bryant, Camarillo, or Ginn, (or Schaub (I have Romo and Thigpen). PPR League. Thanks.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:46 PM)

Plax is an excellent buy low candidate...he scores and may turn it on (he has the divaesque quality...but lots of ability)

hi Super Kuselias

What do you think Lendale White will do this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:47 PM)

score a TD...have less than 50 yards rushing...not help in the pass other words he'll be "LenDale White"

your girl's hotter sister

Who do I start at Flex, you good looking man! Julius Jones, Mcgahee or fargas? THANKS

Erik Kuselias
  (3:48 PM)

I mentioned before I like Fargus this I don't trust Baltimore's RB..and JJones is just best

Sparky (Illinois)

Roeth or Rivers...who gets the start?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

I'm not a Big Ben guy this week..rivers has a tough matchup, but he's still the better play

Cousin Eddie

You serious Clark? It's never too early for Christmas Vacation. It's a year round comedy. Any news on Colston's injury?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:49 PM)

loved the "you serious Clark"....and Colston is doing fine...he needs to play for you this week

Bob Barker

Yo What Up E-Dog. how well do you think addai will do the rest of the season and do you think rhodes will steal carries? thanks please need help!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:50 PM)

Addai will still be the man..and the colts have a GREAT upcomming schedule

Scott, MD

Sit one: Slaton, Forte, Chris Johnson, Brandon Marshall, or Colston.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:51 PM)

considering you apparently play in a 1 team league..what's the difference?

At the Buzzer!!!

Better flex play in a TD heavy league: K. Curtis, J. Stewart, P. Hillis or M. Bradley? Thanks!

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

we still have 10 made it...I like Hillis...

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

and that reminds us...10 min left...make the questiosn quick...get them in...let's roll

Brad (Ohio)

McNabb Muhammed Brown Winslow for Andra Johnson FWP Moore Dallas Clark What End do you like?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM)

the back end

Bart (Marion, IA)

Moore or Bradley this week?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:52 PM) the saints

Cousin Eddie (NV)

I don't know if I oughta go sailin' down no hill with nothin' between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic. Deuce, DeSean, MJD or Curtis at flex?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

either of your RBs...not the WRS..and great work on the Xmas Vacation


I give Marshal (have TO and Colsten) I get Bush (I have Slaton, Lendale White, Portis, J. Lew)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:53 PM)

no...hold out for better

Joe (DC)

I've been offered a trade of Steve Smith and Marques Colston for Clinton Portis. Should I take it? I have Gore, Hightower, and Graham at RB also and I'm in need of WR's big time.

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

yep...great deal for you...and portis won't go this week

Dave (Los Angeles)

A year subscription to the Jelly of the month club if you answer this question. LT or Jamal this week in a .5 ppr league....thanks

Erik Kuselias
  (3:54 PM)

LT...and I like Strawberry

Clark (IL)

I don't know Russ....J Hill or B Edwards?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

Edwards...and that made me laugh...can't see the line can ya?

Franklin (Albuquerque, NM)

Re: Your earlier question about SJax. I'm not a surefire playoff team, and I have him. Who can I get for him?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:55 PM)

anyone. he won't help you next 2 weeks


What do you think of Breaston this week

Erik Kuselias
  (3:56 PM)

very solid....great flex

Kevin (NH)

Better pick up for playoffs Sammy Morris or Selvin Young?

Erik Kuselias
  (3:57 PM)

Sammy Morris scares me more than a night of "beautry tips and politics with Rosie O'Donnell"

Kyle never will have a question answered (Boston, MA)


Erik Kuselias
  (3:58 PM)

Thigpen. I believe

Randy (CT)

THATS WHAT YA GET FOR SPILLIN PAINT IN THE GARAGE...OK, King Kuselias, big Fanatsy Live supporter!! (Shameless ESPN plug)...all of you guys have no love for Lynch against CLE in your rankings (must think that O-Line is kaput)so I shouldnt feel remorse at all for lockin Chris Johnson in my lineup for Sunday instead, right?? (Wow, shameless plugs AND Beakfast Club quotes...surely deserves recognition)

Erik Kuselias
  (3:59 PM) CJ...and I didn't wear tights..I wore the required uniform


Is Thigpen a better play then J Campbel

Erik Kuselias
  (4:00 PM)

all day and 2x on Sundays...and good luck on Sundays...I'm out like Karabell's wardrobe! see you tomorrow morning for "The EK show" on espn radio (7 to 10am est) then Sunday for FFNow...noon eastern on THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!