Good morning gang! We're here yet again for 60 minutes of fantasy chattage. Second cup of coffee is already in hand... Who shall kick things off today?
In a PPR league, am I a suitable #1 overall pick?
I'm still going to go with AP, even in PPR... but certainly Rice is one of the first few names off the board in any PPR league. At that point, we're all splitting hairs.
Torain??? 17 carries last night??? If this guy is healthy now how does affect that potential backfield mess down in DC???
That simply shows how close Torain was to not making the Skins roster...because most teams don't play any "impact" players at all after the first series of Game 4.
Brandon McCarthy for the spot-start tomorrow?
DN will be out later today, but I don't recall being too optimistic.
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Waited too long to pick my sleeper TE (Graham) and now need to find a TE. What TE that is not ranked in the top 10 has the best chance of finishing top 10.
I think there's very little spread between say TE No. 7 and TE No. 20. I like a lot of guys - Keller, Olsen and Z (Sea) Miller... to name a few.
Would you rather have A.Rodgers/Forte or L.McCoy/Brady?
I'd take my chances with the dreaded GB/Chi partnership.
Would you rather have Megatron or Steven Jackson?
All else being equal, I'd rather have Calvin. "Here go hell come!"
Why did Jensen get a save yesterday? He entered the ninth inning mid inning with the score 6-3. I thought you had to start off the ninth inning with a 3 run lead or enter with the tying run in the on deck circle.
If you finish the game, record three outs and enter with a three-run deficit, you get a save.
If Foster doesnt play week 1, which is the best start, Tate or Ward?
My guess would be that Ward gets the carries...but I'm not rushing out to claim him unless I am a Foster owner.
Does Lee Evans departure hurt or help Steve Johnson? What kind of numbers do you see for SJ this yr?
Wrote an entire article on this in 32Q. Stevie did quite nicely without Evans in the lineup last year. He'll be fine.
Just a heads up - let's hold off on the should I start Player X or Y questions until next week. I haven't crunched the matchup numbers quite yet. Let's see how all the cuts shake out.
How does Foster's injury imapact his ADP?
Well, it will take a hit, since many people will be fearful...but as my esteemed colleague Stephania Bell blogged,we really don't know how bad it is off of one MRI. He could still well start all 16 games.
Thoughts on L. Blount this year?
Certainly drafting him as a No. 2 RB.
Hey AJ. For a spot start would you rather Eovaldi vs. Atl or Wells vs. Pitts?
While recognizing Wells' success as of late, I think I'd give Nate the ball.
who do you see as a primary receiver in St. Louis? Bradford seems to like the rookie TE Lance Kendricks
It's hard to envision a successful offense without at least one downfield WR threat. I still think Amendola is the breakout here.
The Saints leading receiver this year will be....
Interesting roster dilemma!!!! In a league where you can start 2 QB's (QB/RB flex position), where my starters are Vick/Brady, would you rather have a backup like Garrard on your bench, or Young to handcuff to Vick?
Because of bye weeks, I'd rather have a QB3 who I know is going to be on the field.
What did Bowe's performance last night tell us?
That Todd Haley marches to the beat of his own drummer. Very risky and it could have been far worse with both Cassel and Moeaki.
Will daily show be as bad as everyone is predicting?
As long as his Achilles holds up, he should be a 1000-yard rusher.
There has been conflicting analysis by many fantasy football experts as far as which position has more depth in this years draft. RB or WR? What is your expert take?
There are always more WR than RB, simply because there ARE more WR than RB. Even with timeshares in the backfield, RB gets thinner faster. Because there are more questions at the top of the draft board this year,I think people are waiting longer on RB1's though.
Who is a more valuable pick up: Snelling, Hunter, D. Carter or Ringer?
I think Rodgers has more value than Snelling in ATL, with CJ in the fold, I'd go with Carter slightly ahead of Ringer.
jon stewart should be a 1,000 yard rusher?? So whats your prediction for deangelo williams??
1300-1400 yards. You only need around 60 per game to get 1000. It's not that great an accomplishment anymore.
AJ, trying to win a Baseball Championship here... ROS, Dee Gordon or Cliff Pennington? 6x6 OBP is extra hitting category. Thanks! (Non-Keeper)
I'll stick with Cliff.
Thoughts on using the #1 waiver after the draft? Looking to pick up N.Burelson to add depth to my WR.
I think in most cases, you need to wait until after Week 1. For one, your needs may change if there's an unexpected injury. Secondly, what has changed significantly from when you passed on Burleson 16 times in your draft?
I'm still laughing because I just saw your Calvin reference and watched the YouTube clip about 5 or 6 times. Are you worried about the pieces around Peyton? I have Reggie Wayne as my #1 reciever and even though I got him at what looked like good value, I'm starting to worry.
Tran's the man! I think Reggie's on the decline, but it really doesn't matter who is out there- as we saw with Tamme stepping up last year. It all comes down to Peyton's health and nobody else's.
Harry Douglas..... Is he worth rostering in 12 team PPR ?
Could have a very nice season with opposing defenses paying attention to both Roddy and Julio. Certainly a nice late-round sleeper.
Any news on if I will be in lineup today? I got hit pretty good last night.
I've heard they didn't even bother to do X-rays or an MRI. If true, then no reason to think he's not in there.
mendenhall fell to me at 11th pick overall. he isn't as exciting as some of the other RB'S but do you see him being a solid RB1?
He's not exciting. Neither is Big Ben. Or Hines Ward anymore. And yet, the fantasy points come.
why do yankee/red sox games take an average of 4 hours to play? how is this enjoyable for anybody? it really takes away from the game...and last nights? 4 hours and 21 mins...for a 4-2 ball game?
It's even more frustrating because let's face it - both teams are "in" and the division crown means very little. I'm all for balancing the leagues and adding that 5th playoff team for a one game WC matchup.
All reports out of Arizona Cardinals camp is that Beanie Wells is running with a purpose so far this preseason. Will he make it into RB2 territory this season? What kind of #'s do you predict?
Borderline top 20. He's still Beanie, but given there's little else in the backfield, he'll get the touches.
in ppr format would you rather: Forte/Welker or Calvin/Hillis?
As much as I love Wes, his end zone-finding skills are a bit lacking. Let's go with Team B.
How high on Hightower this year........Break out Season or average Joe?
I think the buzz is a bit ridiculous, especially since we all know that two fumbles into the season it will be Helu getting the ball. But in the mid-rounds, he's still a solid choice based on the upside potential.
Didn't get a chance to see MJD last night; did he seem capable of performing at his peak in Week 1?
He came, he saw, he left the field upright. That's all you wanted to see and all you really need to know.
All these people must be out of baseball playoffs with all these football questions. Myself on the other hand is trying to take down one of the most coveted and respected fant leagues this world has ever seen. AJ - is Jesus Montero worth picking up for Geo Soto?
The hope of tomorrow always trumps the reality of today. I'm not sold on Montero this season... sticking with Soto.
Do you feel that Charles is worth the high pick, now that McCluster will be cutting into his carries as well? Def not over Ray Rice right?
If anything, Dexter cuts into TJ's time. Charles is my No. 4.
Taking CJ2K 2nd overall...not too crazy right?
Wouldn't have been a question at all if not for the holdout.
What are your thoughts on Jordy Nelson? I know it is crowded there, but Rodgers has to remember the value he had last year's playoffs no?
I liked him a lot more before Jones resigned. A lot of mouths to feed. However, with Jones hurting, the pendulum swings back to Jordy.
Which rookie do you feel is "safest" as WR3....Julio or AJ? Would you rather have Amendola over either of them?
I would rather have Amendola. Green is a better play this season, but in a keeper, I'd go with Julio.
I am in a half point PPR. Would you suggest following PPR rankings or standard?
Not a real difference in rankings in terms of .5 or 1.0. The PPR should be just fine.
A.J., hate to call you out but re: Montero for Soto, I asked same question on Twitter 2 days ago and you said take a flier on Montero.
...and then I watched him play. If you're not constantly re-evaluating, you're doing it wrong.
What are your thoughts on the Carson Palmer return gossip? Is he worth picking up and stashing on my bench? I already have Rivers and Stafford so it's probably not necessary, but Staffords fragility worries me a little.
If you have the roster room, why not take a chance that something happens and Carson has some value. If not, you cut him. If so, you have a trading chip.
I really don't want to have to reference your great book, How Fantasy Sports Explains the World, to get my question answered, but I'll do it. Don't test me. Start Strasburg next week with his 2 starts over Beachy? D. Hudson? Danks?
Do I have a book out? I'd go with Hudson over Straburg, but roll the dice with him over the other two.
Fragile...it's Italian for 'strong like a bull', right?
You keep telling yourself that, Matthew.
You're the man. I'm gonna win with that advice, so in fairness I will let the people know. Everyone buy AJ's book, How Fantasy Sports Explains the World. It's solid.
LOL. And now available on Kindle and Nook as well. http://www.amazon.com/How-Fantasy-Sports-Explains-World/dp/161608295X
LIGHTENING ROUND - FJAX or SPiller?
Jackson. TYPENING ROund will follow.
Holmes or Britt?
Lightning Round 2: Brandon Marshall or Santonio Holmes?
Tolbert or Matthews?
Hightower or Reggie?
MSW, Floyd or Knox?
Yes or no. J. Freeman as a no. 1
Brees or Rivers?
And that's the buzzer! Thanks for the Q's. I'm on the Twitter and do try to answer as many as I can there. Check out the book, if you would. And until the next time, as always, good luck and may the odds be EVER in your favor!