Good Morning Everyone! I will be here until the kickoff of the early games taking your football questions.
Ryan Matthews or MJD? I am asking this because MJD is going up against a tough run defense while Matthews gets an easy Saints defense.
If there were not so many questions about Mathews I could go with Mathews but we do not even know if Mathews will start. MJD is a stud and has produced against tough D's before. Start MJD over Mathews.
Maclin or Hixon?
Hixon, Maclin has not looked all that good so far this season and is facing a Steelers D that is tough against opposing WR.
Hey guys, in a 14 team PPR league, and having trouble deciding on a starting line-up with my RB's. I have Ray Rice, Ridley, Morris, BJGE, and Ingram. Definitely starting Rice, but trying to figure out who should be #2 and Flex. At WR I have Floyd and Lloyd starting, with no one really to fill in the Flex spot as a WR as they are on Bye weeks, and Knicks is out again. I'm sure I won't start Ingram, so it's down to BJGE, Ridley and Morris. Who do you think should start? Thanks guys!
The #2 RB slot is pretty easy. Morris is playing well and the Falcons rushing D is not great. The last spot is tougher. Both Ridley and Green-Ellis face tough D's. I give the edge to Green-Ellis since he is likely to get more touches.
Jerome Simpson or James Jones for week 5?
Another tough one. Jones seems to have a knack for not producing when everyone thinks he will have a good game, and this is one of those weeks. I would start Simpson over Jones.
randall cobb or jeremy kerley
I would have to go with Cobb after how bad the Jets offense looked last week.
Harvin, Mike Wallace, and Julio. Choose 2 to start
Great WR. Sit Wallace, he has the toughest match up of the three this week.
need one out of three...one point for every three catches, Dennis Pitta, greg Olsen or Fred Davis
I know it is tough to start Pitta after last week but I would start Pitta. I just think he has the best game of those three.
patriots d or browns d?
I don't suppose the Vikings D is available? If I had to chose one of those I would go with the Patriots.
Forte or jones from Green Bay in PPR?
Forte looked pretty good last week and has a nice match up. Start Forte over Jones.
brandon lafell or andrew hawkins
I want to say LaFell but he has been (le) bust the last two weeks. Start Hawkins.
Ahmad Bradshaw or Alfred Morris as RB2?
Both are good options. I give the edge to Morris because he has no health concerns.
Newton or Dalton? Dalton is on a hot streak, but Cam had a 30 point game last week. Thanks!
Dalton is the safe play for sure. Newton's match up looks bad but Seattle is on the road. I would start Newton, I am willing to take the risk for the extra upside.
Wright. Greene is -- to put it politically correctly -- performance challenged. The Steelers are tough against opposing TE.
cj spiller or deangelo williams i have them in two leagues ones a 1 point per reception and one is a one point for every three catches
Spiller is still dealing with the shoulder issue and facing a tough D this week. Start Williams.
C.Benson or R.Wayne in non-ppr?
When in doubt I go with the touches/RB. Start Benson, the Colts rushing D is nothing special.
CDub, thanks for doing this chat, and thanks for the great answers you've given us over the years! Helped me a few times on an undefeated season last year. Torrey Smith or Eric Decker this week? Most rankings have them pretty close.
Happy to help! That is a tough call. KC has major issues against the run while the Patriots do not. For that reason, I would start Decker over Smith this week.
Is Mercedes a good bet to score against a Chicago D that can't cover the TE?
Good bet? Chicago has allowed 2 TD to TE this season. I think that Lewis is about a 50/50 shot for a TD, I don't consider 50/50 to be a good bet.
Jordy Nelson or Brian Hartline?
Go with Nelson over Hartline.
not sure between finley or chandler? finley has a tough matchup, chandler is ranked below finley
Finley also has not been very good this season. The 49ers struggle against the pass in the red zone for some reason and Chandler is a very good red zone receiver. Start Chandler over Finley
IDP Question - Jerrel Freeman or Erin Henderson?
Offers expire at noon! Was offered Forte/Gronk for Ridley/Martellus Bennett/Anquan Boldin by an Amendola owner with no waiver/free agency help in a PPR league and was offered Mike Vick/MJD/Crabtree for Big Ben/Ridley/Anquan Boldin in the same PPR league. Like one offer over the other or none of the above? Thx.
I like both offers for you. Getting MJD would be great but so would getting Gronkowski and you don't have to take on the riskier QB. Make the trade for Forte and Gronkowski.
The Amendola injury is gonna hurt this week. Here's to hoping I can make up for it at the flex. Decker or Antonio Brown?
Start Decker against the weaker pass D.
Who do I start today....RGIII or Rivers against a failing Saints D?
Rivers certainly has the better match up. But, I could not sit RG3 this week unless my other choice was Rodgers. Start RG3.
Thanks CDub for these questions! You have broken the ice for me on a ton of them in the past but here is a tough one. Martellus Bennett or Vernon Davis at TE not a PPR league.
Start Davis. The Browns have been tough against opposing TE this season having only allowed 13 receptions for 140 yards to TE this season.
Opps, accidentally deleted that one. Start Brady over Manning this week.
I have Welker in a PPR league and a little concerned about his production earlier this year. Would you try to sell high after this week assuming Hernandez is back to near 100% next week? If so, would RB1 be reasonable to ask for?
It is always tough to judge trade value since every league is its own market. I also think selling high on Welker is going to be tough with everyone thinking Hernandez coming back will kill Welker's trade value. You are not going to get a top-5 RB for Welker no matter what. If you can get a top-10 RB for him in a PPR league then trade him, but I don't think you will be able to.
Should i start Drew Brees or Peyton Manning?
Start Brees over either Manning this week.
would you drop SJackson for H nicks? its 8 team league stanard scoring.
Wow. The issue with Nicks is we do not know how much time he will miss. If I was stacked at RB and needed a WR I would make the move. Jackson would be a decent RB but Nicks is an elite WR when healthy.
A.brown, b lloyd, r wayne, need two?
I like Brown the least of those three this week.
Vikings d or 49rs D?
The Vikings are a nice play this week but if you drafted/own the 49ers D you play them over the Vikings.
2 Questions: Cam Newton or Andy Dalton? and please pick 2 out of these to start: Justin Blackmon, Randall, Cobb, Jerome Simpson, or Brandon Bolden?
Newton, Simpson and Cobb
Do I start A.brown, B.Lloyd, R.Wayne, S.Johnson? 1 for WR 1 for flex, sandard scoring, Thanks!
Lots of WR questions this week. I would start Lloyd and Wayne.
Never thought I would have to consider this - Non PPR league; starting Colston, but need to choose between Hartline and A. Johnson. ESPN's projections have Brian over Andre, but the rankings have Andre as the play. Will he be good to go Monday night?
It wold be very tough to sit Johnson for Hartline but I would. Houston throws less than any other team and the Jets pass D is better than their rushing D.
is donald brown of BJGE getting to risky this week? miami allowing 28 yards to rushers inside the numbers so far and went up agansit foster/mcfadden.
The Dolphins rushing D is tough but in terms of fantasy points allowed, the Dolphins allow only 2 fewer per game to TB than the Packers do. I would start Green-Ellis over Brown. I doubt that the Bengals end up down big and forced to throw, I could see that easily happening to the Colts this week.
who is the better flex play? Brian Hartline, Nate Washington, or Mario Manningham
Hartline is and is is not very close.
Michael Turner or Mojo in a 1 Point PPR
MJD over Turner in either a PPR or standard league.
With HOU facing the weak Jets run D, is Vick a better play than Schaub this week?
I would start Vick. The Steelers have allowed more fantasy points to QB than the Jets have and I think that Vick can give the Steelers D fits as a runner.
McGahee or Morris?
Start Morris, New England has been tough to run on this season, Atlanta not so much.
Will Flynn replace Wilson in Seattle and is he worth a waiver, thanks
As long as Seattle keeps winning Wilson will start. Unless you are in a really deep league, you should just avoid the Seattle QB's. IN like a 16-team-league I would grab Flynn as a back up if he replaced Wilson.
I traded MJD for Jordy Nelson because I have Rodgers as my #1 QB the hookup we call it...instead of six you net 12 at least...Did I make out or get duped?
You made a bad trade, MJD is worth more than Nelson. Yes, you will get 12 point for a TD when Rodgers throws a TD to Nelson -- if you get 6 points for TD passes rather than 4. But, there is no multiplier effect on points. Nelson will score how many fantasy points he scores, as will Rodgers and MJD. There are no extra points. MJD will outscore Nelson for the season, you should have kept MJD.
I have M. Turner, T. smith, M. Colston, M. Wallace. I can start 2WR+ Flex. Who do i sit?
Sit Turner, Washington has been good against the run this season and Turner has not looked great -- last week notwithstanding.
Another tough one Shawn: Chris Johnson or CJ Spiller today? Thanks!
That is a tough one since the Vikings have allowed the fewest fantasy points to RB this season. but, the 49ers D is tough, Spiller has the shoulder injury and splits carries with Fred Jackson. Start Johnson.
Flaco or P. Manning
Go with Manning in a shoot out with the Patriots.
For a flex play Mcgahee or Bowe? Other backs are Matthews and Rice. , and WR's are Djax and Wallace.
I normally go with the RB but the Patriots rushing D has been tough. Start Bowe over McGahee.
For the FLEX position, should I start Antonio Brown, PIT WR, or Cedric Benson, GB WR
Go with Benson.
Do I go with Vick against Pitt or Flacco against KC? Please help!
I like Vick more this week.
hixen va browna or spiller vs 49ers at flex
Hixon, Spiller has the shoulder injury, splits carries and is facing a tough D.
Thanks a lot for all of your help Cdub! For this week in a .5 PPR, flacco or newton? Owen Daniels or j. Finley? Giants or eagles d/st? Cobb, hartline or meachem for flex?In my standard league, Charles or Morris in rb2 spot? Bennett or gates? For flex- colston, jordy Nelson, or hartline, (or Charles or Morris?) thank you! Good luck everyone!
Donald Brown or Chris Johnson? Scary matchup against the Vikes for CJ. Colts will get killed but thinking some garbagbe time stuff for Brown or at least a bunch of swing passes and let him run. Thoughts?
The Vikings rushing D has been great and Johnson looked horrible before last week. I would start Brown over Johnson this week.
Fred Jackson, Mendenhall, Michael Bush for a flex in a standard league with a 2 pt bonus for 40+ yd rushes (doesn't really effect either of them)?
Bush. I think he gets a TD this week and also sees the majority of the Bears carries in the second half this week.
Too many FLEX options this week. Too much disagreement among the "experts"! Who do you like - Decker, Sproles, Ridley or Tony G?
I like Sproles the most this week.
Who do ya like as a better "stash" target for down the road? All available as FAs until kickoff - DHB, LaFell or Simpson?
I still like LaFell even with him having disappeared the last two weeks. I would stash LaFell.
In your opinion is Darren McFadden a buy low or sell for 75% on the dollar type of player ROS?
I would be buying for that price. I do not like selling low. I never had McFadden as an elite RB but he is going to be a top-10 fantasy RB for the season.
Big Thanks for the chat today! Tough week for me. Lots of players on a bye. For my 2nd RB I have Jacquizz Rodgers (eeesh!) but I'm thinking of dropping him for Kendall Hunter like the Roster Adviser says. What say you?
Rodgers is not a bad player to own but this week Hunter is a better option and dropping Rodgers is not a move that will cripple your team or anything. Drop Rodgers for and start Hunter this week.
Should I trade Reggie Bush and Julio Jones for MJD and Antonio Brown in a ppr league?
No, you should not. The downgrade at WR will be greater than what you will be gaining at RB in a PPR league.
i hav a tough decision this week. byes r killin me. pick 2 out of these 4: hawkins vs miami, rueben randle vs browns, kevin walter vs jets, and ben tate vs jets
Yikes. Tough week for you. I would go with Hawkins and Walter.
Bye week Fill-in. Jackie Battle or Shonne Greene?
Start Battle against a bad Saints D over a not-very-good Greene against a tough Texans D.
Havin a tough one deciding between car s. smith, cj1ypc, domenik hixon, and Donald brown. Who and why
Hixon, the Browns pass D is not very good with Haden out. Johnson and Smith have horrible match ups this week, Brown a pretty bad one.
12 teambench one: Percy Harvin, Julio Jones, Reggie Wayne, Torrey Smithi dont trust Julio anymore, and Torrey is recovering, but...thk you very much for your help!
The week you sit Jones is the week he will go off -- and the Redskins secondary is bad. Smith is the guy I would bench this week.
Greg Olsen or Jermichael Finley 1pt. ppr league
I like Olsen more this week.
Have Celek at TE(NON-PPR) Are any of these a better option this week?-Cook,Olsen,Tamme,Chandler or Pitta.
I think that all of them except for Tamme are a better option this week. I like Pitta the most.
Newton over flacco, do you agree?One for flex ....Pierre garcon or Steven ridley or Maclin or cj spiller
Still Newton over Flacco. Not a big fan of Ridley this week but he is your best flex option.
I've got three TEs that have all been inconsistent: Witten, Finley, and Celek. Which two should I keep and which one should I look to trade moving forward?
I am not sure that you could get much in trade for any of them. I like Witten the most. I would try to trade Finley because I think he can get you more than Celek.
what do u think of spiller and mccoy the rest of the wayis mccoy a unquestioned top 3 rb or not any morewhat do u see from spiller and mccoy the rest of the way thanks
McCoy will be the #3 RB this season. Spiller is a tougher call because Fred Jackson is around. He will be a top-20 RB but I don't think he will quite crack the top-10 rest of the way.
Torrey Smith or Demaryius Thomas?
Give me Smith.
Am I crazy to start Hixon over Steve Johnson today in 10 team, 1 pt ppr league?
Not at all, Hixon is your better option this week.
10 team standard (flex) league, Antonio Brown or Jackie Battle for flex?
Start Battle against a very bad Saints D.
Britt is out today.
Vick or Big Ben Rothlesburger?
I like Vick more this week.
I like Vick more this week.
I like Vick more this week.
I like Vick more this week.
Sorry, chat locked up.
I need 3 rb out of these 4. Benson, Ridley, Forte, Morris
Sit Ridley against a tough Broncos rushing D.
Hawkins or BJGE @ flex?
Hawkins is tempting but I need more targets from a WR to start him over Green-Ellis even against a tough D. Start Green-Ellis.
I have Hixon starting in my flex..Do i start TE Bennett as well or do i start TE Chandler from Bills??
You start Chandler because the Browns have been very tough against opposing TE this season.
Should I drop Fred Jackson for Cedric Benson?
If Benson is still available I have to assume it is a shallow league so I would drop Jackson for Benson.
Normal WR starters are A. Johnson, A. Brown, and Julio Jones. Should I consider starting D. Hikson over any one of them.
I would start Hixon over Brown this week.
Newton or Flacco?Vick or Luck?
Newton over Flacco, Vick over Luck.
Eric Decker or Torrey Smith 1pt. ppr
Lots of teams with Smith it would seem. In a PPR league I would start Decker over Smith.
would you drop Randall Cobb or Andre Brown on the waiver to grab Jeremy Kerley?
The Jets offense is pretty scary. I know I would not drop Brown for Kerley. Cobb is a closer call but I would not yet. If Cobb has another unproductive game this week I would drop Cobb for Kerley though.
In-actives:Greg JenningsJames StarksPeyton HillisRamses BardenDwyer
Pretty sure I answered this already and said Wright.
I have graham and Rudolph at TE. What trade value can I get for Rudolph after Graham's bye?
There is no way to know any player's trade value. You are going to have to make offers and see what works. you are not getting anyone great for Rudolph alone. Your best move is to package Rudolph with a player at another position for an upgrade at the other position. Something like Rudolph and Steve Smith to a team hurting for a TE for a WR like Wallace or Thomas.
chandler or fred davis at TE?
I like Chandler more this wee.
Daniels against a tough Jets D against the TE or Tamme against a weak Pats linebacker pass coverage corps?
The issue with Tamme is the targets and the fact that the Broncos use their other TE a good deal. Start Daniels over Tamme.
not sure who to start, @wr and flex Pierre Garcon, DeSean jacksonfor wr and then one of them of Willis Mcahee Standard Leauge
That is tough since none of them has a good match up this week. I would go with McGahee for the touches and Jackson because he does not have a foot issue like Jackson does.
Pick 2: Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, and Steve smith (Carolina)
Sit Smith, Seattle has a tough secondary and Smith has not been as good as expected thus far.
Mendenhall, chris johnson, ridley, or turner for 2 RB positions
Turner and Ridley. Mendenhall is too much of an unknown. Johnson facing the team allowing the fewest fantasy points to RB.
Hartline or Floyd..who gets the WR2 spot this week
I am not sure I am rational when it comes to Floyd, but I love him against the Saints this week.
10 team ppr... Flex spot advice... Cobb or mendenhal?Thanks
Just cannot start Mendenhall until I see him play, go with Cobb this week.
Benson,Hartline, Floyd...1 for WR and 1 for FLEX, which couple should i go with
I like Benson and Floyd slightly more than Hartline this week.
Decker and Morris
gates or pitta this week?
It is tough to sit anyone against the Saints but I would start Pitta over Gates. Gates just does not look very good this year at all.
Luck, I would have said Ponder last week but he did not do much against the Lions.
I like all these guys today but have to sit one. Who will have the least productive day: Reggie Wayne, Steve Smith, Torrey Smith, or DeSean Jackson?
Steve Smith will have the "worst" game of those guys this week.
Tough choice. one spot Hartline or Antonio Brown
Hartline over Brown this week.
PPR..Im thinking about starting RB A. Morris over L. McCoy due to match up. What do you think?
I am thinking that would be a mistake. The Steelers D is good -- but only average against RB in terms of fantasy points allowed -- but McFadden had a very good game against them and McCoy is better than McFadden. Start McFadden over Morris.
James Jones , Crabtree and Garcon. Pick 2
Jones and Garcoc
Should I start McGahee or Hartline at my Flex position this week?
Three of the following five: Ridley, A. Morris, C. Benson, McGahee or Chris Johnson? THANKS!
Sit Ridley and Johnson. Morris and Benson have the best match ups of the 5. McGahee a tough one but he has been solid even against tough D's this season.
I have Peyton Manning and Matt Shaub, who is a better play?
Manning this week.
Yeah, seems like a lot of people have Morris and Torrey Smith. I hate sitting Bush in a PPR League but I would sit Bush this week only because I am still a little worried about his knee.
who should i start d thomas, mike wallace, or bowe
Thomas is your best option this week.
Willis Mcgahee or Cedric Benson at flex ?
Benson against the weaker D.
Rivers or Brady?
desperate at WR this week with Nicks out. PPR league choosing btw Golden Tate, Devry Henderson, Josh Cribbs?? Thanks!
Sorry Brady over Rivers this week. Tate is Wilson's go to target so go with Tate.
Malcolm Floyd or James Jones?andGates or Rudolph?
Floyd and Rudolph
Start myself over mcgahee today? How bout antonio brown vs stevie johnson? 1/2 ppr. Gonna 'rock' Cleveland today!
Going to try and pound out as many questions as possible in the last half hour before kickoff...BradshawBrown
I was going to start Garcon but realized that Atlanta Has #1 pass D should i start a Decker, Maclin or S. Smith in his place?
T. Smith or R. Bush @ flex in a 1/2ppr league
who to start at RB michael turner or Sproles and at WR torrey smith or brandon lloyd and who would win at Flex between smith and turner?
donald brown or jon stewart in non ppr league
Choose one flex option: D. Brown, Spiller, Rudolph or Bolden (N.E.)?
Rudolph actually, the Titans have been the worst team against TE this season.
Sproles or Bradshaw in a standard league? Thanks!!!
PPR League: Ryan Mathews or Michael Turner???
Brandon Lafell, Pierre Thomas, Dominik Hixon, James Jones. Which 2 are better to start?
Hixon and Jones
Atlanta has a tough pass D but I would still have to start Garcon over Simpson.
I need a RB, WR and Flex out of Benson, Ridley, Turner,M Bush, Wallace, A Johnson.
would you trade Leshoure for C Johnson
Yes, I would. I would be willing to take the risk with Johnson's upside for a RB who has two career starts one of which was pretty bad.
Pick 2, McGahee, JStew, or Spiller?
McGahee and Stewart
Brandon Marshall, Desean Jackson and Reggie Wayne - pick two please?
Marshall and Wayne
PPRFloyd or James JonesAndGates or Rudolph?Thanks
Didn't I just answer this? Floyd and Rudolph.
Bradshaw,Ridley, MJD,CK2J-Pick 2 -NON-PPR
MJD and Bradshaw
Tony G or Kyle Rudolph?
Man, Rudolph has such a great match up this week it is tough not to say Rudolph. But, Gonzalez is more dependable. I would start Gonzalez.
Should I trade away Nicks when he is healthy hoping his knee hampers him the rest of the season?
First Nicks needs to get healthy enough to play. If you can get a top-20 WR for Nicks you trade him.
1/2 ppr: Bradshaw or mcgahee?Ant. brown or stevie johnson?
Bradshaw and Brown
Jamaal Charles or MJD
I've got good depth (standard league) at RB: Foster, Lynch, Bradshaw, Sproles and Leshoure..but Romo at QB. Should I trade away someone to get Flacco or Stafford (if so who?)
You keep Foster and Lynch. Leshoure for either QB would be great but not likely. I would trade any of the other three RB for Stafford, I would not trade Sproles for Flacco but would trade Bradshaw for him.
He will have decent game.
Hello. Ahmad Bradshaw or The Law Firm? Thanks
Standard scoring: Who shoud i start Jones, Mendenhall or Olsen?
standard espn scoring non ppr. i need 1 flex play. Decker, Garcon, D. Brown, Forsett?
Which Jones? Actually it does not really matter. I would start either Julio or James over Mendenhall and Olsen this week.Decker
Shonn Greene or Anquan Boldin as a flex
Vick or Schaub?
PPR league: I've got both Floyd and Gates. Should I put both of my eggs in one basket or play one and sit the other? My other WR is J Jones and my other TE is Rudolph.
Jones and Rudolph
waiver locks at kickoff, help!this is all for stash/roster depth -- should i drop lafell for Davone Bess, Donnie Avery, Ronnie Hillman, Joique Bell? I have a pretty balanced roster, a little thinner at WR, .5ppr
I have not given up on LaFell yet. I would hang onto him.
Torrey Smith or Alfred Morris for my flex??
Would you trade Reggie bush jerome simpson for Hakeem nix and Andre Roberts . I can play bush today!
I would not be trading for Nicks now. Even if Nicks were healthy I am not sure I would make that trade.
philip rivers or andy dalton?
for the rest of the season ponder or Tebo?
I think I might be contractually obligated to say Tebow but I would rather have Ponder.
i have finley and miller starting should i start kyle? Talking TE
Start Rudolph over Miller, the Eagles have been tough against TE this season.
Pick three Torrey Smith, Brandon Marshall, Antonio Brown, Brandon Lloyd?
OK folks, that is all for this week. Answer Guys will be open to e-mails tomorrow at 9 AM, and we will have the Saturday and Sunday chats again next week. Good luck to all of you this week!