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November 25, 10:00 AM ET
The Answer Guys Insider Chat

Dave Hunter
  (10:01 AM)

Good Morning all you lovely ESPN Insiders! I'll be taking your questions right up until kick off! Let's get right to it..

Eric [via mobile]

Hey guys, need help with who to start at flex- parmele or Bryce brown? Thanks for the help

Dave Hunter
  (10:02 AM)

I like Parmele just a smidge better, but very close. I like the Panthers to have an easier time stopping Brown.

Sarah Voigt (Seattle)

TY Hilton or B Brown

Dave Hunter
  (10:02 AM)

...however; I would play Brown here in this case over Hilton.

Chandler Heriot (Dahlonega, Georgia)

I need two wide receivers and a flex for my upcoming matchup. Due to several injuries, I'm limited to the following options for WR/Flex. Julio Jones (whom I know is a game-time decision), DeSean Jackson, Darren Sproles, Lance Moore, and Justin Blackmon. Which three do you recommend I start?

Dave Hunter
  (10:04 AM)

I would play Jones, DeJax and Sproles.

Tyler [via mobile]

Who should I start with these 3 spots... Ahmad Bradshaw, micheal turner, beanie wells, Vick Ballard, Ronnie Holman

Dave Hunter
  (10:05 AM)

Bradshaw, Turner and Hillman, but hate leaving Ballard benched.

aron (miami, fl)

Who would you start at Flex....Ryan Matthews, Hillman, K.Rudolph, Britt, or James Jones?? PPR league...thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:06 AM)

Start Mathews facing a Ravens rush D that gives up 130 or so rushing yards a game.

Tony Denesha (Bakersfield, CA)

I am in a keeper league and my record right now is 5-6. My QB's are Tony Romo and Eli Manning but I'm thinking about getting Cam Newton or Colin Kapernick. Romo has a favorable schedule heading into the playoffs but should I drop Romo or Manning to get Newton or Kaepernick? I can only have 2 QB's Max

Dave Hunter
  (10:08 AM)

I'm not sure the details of your keeper league (how many players you can keep, for how long, etc), but I do like the idea of Cam Newton long term more than Romo or Eli. If it's this season you're more concerned with, I would just stick with what you've got in Romo and Eli.

aj (Chgo)

PPR League: Need 2RB, 2WR and Flex from the following list: RB-CJ2K, Forte, CJ Spiller, Jamaal CharlesWR-B Marshall, Denarius Moore, Danario Alexander Thx

Dave Hunter
  (10:12 AM)

Chris Johnson, Forte, Charles, Marshall and D. Moore...and I'm fairly certain I answered this same question yesterday. With Fred Jackson back in action splitting touches I sit Spiller here.

Carol Thiemann (Cincinnati, OH)

I'm desperate - in 1st place but losing 82-17! Who do you think has the best flex potential- S Rice, T Smith, R Mendenhall or D Sproles. Thanks.

Dave Hunter
  (10:13 AM)

Tough one, but I'd play Mendenhall facing CLE.

ken (normal)

in a ppr league .5 per catch who should I start at flex s jackson, Lance moore, R hillman, b brown or L fitzgerld. I know it sounds crazy to not start fitz but his qb issues is horrible

Dave Hunter
  (10:14 AM)

I would go with Hillman and the touches he gets with McGahee out. Dig the KC matchup as well.

Steve (Arizona)

Who would be a better flex play in a ppr league? Dwayne Bowe, Fred Jackson, Kendall Wright, or Jalen Parmele?

Dave Hunter
  (10:15 AM)

Fred Jackson.

Danny (Boise, ID)

Bryce Brown , TY Hilton, or James Jones at the flex in a .5 ppr league. Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:15 AM)

Brown

Taylor (Orlando)

Good Sunday, should I start J. Nelson or H. Nicks? Having Bucs vs Falcons tickets I would like to start M. Turner or should I stay starting Green-Ellis?

Dave Hunter
  (10:15 AM)

I would go with Nelson and BJGE this week.

Albert Smith (Chicago)

Who should I play at my flex position this week between the following players? I have CJ Spiller as one of my RBs. Thanks.Fred JacksonJames JonesSteve SmithDanario Alexander

Dave Hunter
  (10:16 AM)

Play Fred Jackson, even with Spiller in your lineup too.

Mike (DC)

Pick two in a PPR: B Brown, Wallace, Parmele

Dave Hunter
  (10:16 AM)

Brown and Parmele, not too trustful of Wallace today with Batch at QB.

Brian (Florida)

Which 2 to start - PPR League - Spiller, Ballard, or Reece and Pick 1 - Marcedes Lewis or Heath MillerThank you!

Dave Hunter
  (10:18 AM)

Spiller, Reece and Miller, although not happy about playing Miller. Lewis is much more of a crapshoot for points though.

Patrick (Pennsylvania)

Worried about the effect Charlie Batch and Joe Haden will have on Mike Wallace's value this week. Should I bench him in favor of S. Rice or B. Brown now that McCoy is out?

Dave Hunter
  (10:18 AM)

Yes, bench for Brown.

Tom (Virginia)

Which would you start: Jordy Nelson or Cecil Shorts?

Dave Hunter
  (10:18 AM)

Nelson

Jack (DFW)

Need 3 WR, 1 RB, and 1 Flex: Hakeem Nicks, Julio Jones, Lance Moore, James Jones, Kenny Britt, Beanie Wells, James Starks. Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:19 AM)

Nicks, Julio, James Jones, Starks and Lance Moore at Flex.

Ken (Charlestown)

Sorry left one player out. Please rank the following for this week: B wells, parmele, mendenhall, sproles, r. Bush. Ppr league. Thx.

Dave Hunter
  (10:20 AM)

Parmele, Bush, Mendenhall, Sproles and Wells in that order, left to right.

Rodney (brighton,mi)

Who should I start out of beanie wells,Vick ballard,an sproles

Dave Hunter
  (10:21 AM)

Go with Ballard - he's a pretty good play today if you're struggling to find RB help.

Derrick (Wisconsin)

Greg Jenning is available on waivers. Is he a better option the ROS then L Moore, S Rice, K Britt, D Alexander?

Dave Hunter
  (10:23 AM)

I like Jennings best ROS, yes, then all of these options, although Alexander will be close in production to Jennings assuming a Week 13 return for Jennings.

the baggers (NJ)

Hi,guys WR's need one Mike Williams or Cecil Shorts? RB's Have D.Martin,Chris Johnson,Steven Jackson,James Starks.Should i drop Starks for Bryce Brown or Parmaley or should keep Starks? Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (10:24 AM)

I like Shorts this week. Cut Starks to get Parmele, who will hold the starting gig until MJD is ready to return, which could be a couple more weeks.

Davis (Manassas)

Pick 2 WR from Wallace, Shorts, Nelson, L. Moore, and Alexander...NON-ppr.

Dave Hunter
  (10:25 AM)

Nelson and Alexander...Alexander is being pushed up in my rankings today.

JJ (Castle Rock)

Need 1: 10 team PPR. Bradshaw, James jones, jordy. Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (10:25 AM)

Nelson in PPR.

RBase (Texas)

Who would you start, Reuben Randle or Jacoby Jones?

Dave Hunter
  (10:26 AM)

Go with Jacoby Jones.

The Highlander (Long Isle)

Which RB: Stewart, Ballard or Parmelee? Also, which WR from Britt crabtree or Torrey Smith? Thanks much

Dave Hunter
  (10:26 AM)

Ballard and Crabtree.

Andrew (Highland Park)

PPR Flex: J Stewart or K Britt? Safer? Higher Upside?

Dave Hunter
  (10:27 AM)

Play Stewart, even in PPR.

Lukas (Chicago)

I have a. peterson and M. Reece for my 2 RBs. I need a flex position; options are m. wallace, m turner, bryce brown, donald brown, d alexander, j blackmon. my current WRs are T Smith & M Colston. It's 10 people standard league.

Dave Hunter
  (10:30 AM)

I would play Turner at the Flex.

Brandon (Bristol)

Bryce Brown or Ronnie Hillman?

Dave Hunter
  (10:30 AM)

Hillman over Brown. Love the matchup for Hillman.

Hunter (Annville)

Pick 2 WR (non-ppr) from Wallace, Shorts, Alexander, J Nelson, L. Moore?

Dave Hunter
  (10:31 AM)

Nelson and Alexander.

Jacob (Ohio)

Do you think Kaepernick plays the entire game and do I start him over Eli?

Dave Hunter
  (10:32 AM)

Yes, and yes. I like Keapernick a ton today facing the Saints D.

Lora (ky)

Should i roll with the Chargers DEF and Rivers or should i start the Vikings and start Palmer? also Green-ellis over Charles? Standard league. Thank you.

Dave Hunter
  (10:33 AM)

I would play the Vikings DST and go with Palmer. Keep Charles in there over the Law Firm.

Mick (Last place)

Would you bench Niners D for anything on the waiver wire? Saints can put it up.

Dave Hunter
  (10:34 AM)

Unless the Broncos or Bears D's are sitting on the waiver wire, no, I'd kepe SF in there even facing the Saints.

dick (Dallas)

Julio Jones or Avery or N Washington

Dave Hunter
  (10:36 AM)

Jones is supposed to go, just may not get a ton of action, but he's in there for me over Washington and Avery.

Alex ([via computer])

Start both Parmele and B Brown over Wallace in a PPR?

Dave Hunter
  (10:37 AM)

Yes

Pat (Boston)

need 2 for ppr league. Bradshaw, Ballard, Parmele and Hillman

Dave Hunter
  (10:37 AM)

In a PPR system, I'd get Ballard and Hillman in there.

Kabari (kabari@gmail.com)

Should I Rashard Mendenhall or Stevie Johnson as my flex? My starters are WR Crabtree/Cruz and RB Rchardson/S. Jackson. I'm wary of starting Johnson since he's been letting me down...but it's a great matchup today. Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:38 AM)

I prefer Stevie Johnson over Mendenhall considering matchup and that Mendenhall has to share touches, or most likely will anyway.

carol (cincinnati, oh)

Need Flex - T Smith or S Rice?

Dave Hunter
  (10:38 AM)

Torrey Smith

Dave Hunter
  (10:39 AM)

Regarding Auto Update: it is ON, so not sure why it's not updating...for those of you inquiring.

Tim (Syracuse, NY)

Start Julio Jones with his ankle or go with Brandon Lafell?

Dave Hunter
  (10:40 AM)

Jones

Jay S (Atlanta, GA)

Hey guys, we have a standard Fantasy League.. which is a better flex option and why: Vick Ballard or James Jones?

Dave Hunter
  (10:40 AM)

Ballard and the RB touches over James Jones.

Julio Ankle (Saga)

Torrey Smith, DHB, or Julio Jones need 2 in a PPR and why?Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:43 AM)

Jones and DHB in PPR. DHB is getting about 5 catches a game over his last three played

Mike (NJ)

Hi,guys WR's need one Mike Williams or Cecil Shorts? RB's Have D.Martin,Chris Johnson,Steven Jackson,James Starks.Should i drop Starks for Bryce Brown or Parmaley or should keep Starks? Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (10:45 AM)

Start Shorts. Dump Starks for Parmele.

Ryan (Pittsburgh)

I'm in a situation where LeSean McCoy and Rob Gronkowski are now both out. I used my final acquisition to pick up Vernon Davis to replace Gronkowski. I have put Michael Turner in to replace McCoy, but i'm unsure he'll produce. I also have Victor Cruz, but his production has been poor as of late. I am considering trading Rodgers and downgrade to Tony Romo and grab a top RB or WR. Before I would do that I want to know what is your take on Turner and Cruz for the rest of the season?

Dave Hunter
  (10:46 AM)

I worry about Turner fading away as these last weeks run their course, so targeting a RB is smart if you're moving Rodgers. Cruz will be fine, or I should say the NYG passing game will be. Eli will get on track.

John (St. Louis)

I need a WR and a flex player out of these 4 guys, who do you like: Blackmon, britt, Bryce Brown, and Julio Jones (normally Julio is a shoe in but not after last weeks outcome when playing injured). My gut is telling me Brown and Blackmon. Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (10:47 AM)

Julio and Bryce Brown for me.

Kellie (Chicago)

TY Hilton or Dwayne Bowe at WR?

Dave Hunter
  (10:48 AM)

Start Hilton with all the issues with KC today and going forward.

Gary (NC)

Thoughts on T Rich going against the steelers today? Should I start him or go with Jordy Nelson or Torrey Smith?? Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (10:50 AM)

TRich is one of the most consistent players in the game, and he gets fed the ball a ton. I would start him over Nelson and Smith easily, regardless of the matchup.

rabidpigg (Spokane, WA)

Good mornin...start Bryce Brown or Ahmad Bradshaw...Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (10:50 AM)

Bradshaw

Chris (New York)

Turner or D. Alexander at the flex?

Dave Hunter
  (10:51 AM)

Turner over Alexander

John (LA)

Who sits out of D Moore, FJax and B Brown?

Dave Hunter
  (10:52 AM)

Sit D. Moore.

WES (OHIO)

Start 2WR (PPR), Alexander, Wallace & Blackmon

Dave Hunter
  (10:52 AM)

Alexander and Wallace start.

Jay S (Atlanta)

Vick Ballard or James Jones, which is a better flex option in standard FF league?

Dave Hunter
  (10:52 AM)

Ballard starts.

Scott (Florida)

League has a late trade deadline, and I was offered Calvin Johnson and Ahmad Bradshaw for Brandon Marshall and Doug Martin. With Bradshaw getting healthy and Martin perhaps coming up on a rookie wall, is this a good deal in order to slightly improve my WR spot? ... Also, is Hakeem Nicks a better play this week than Denarius Moore?

Dave Hunter
  (10:54 AM)

I'm not sure why you'd think Martin is "coming up on a rookie wall", but get that out of your head. Martin is a top-5 RB from here on out. Pass on this trade. I'm keeping Martin and Marshall. Moore over Nicks.

Pete (CO)

J Blackmon, K Wright, B LaFell or A Brown for WR? Pick one. Thanks !

Dave Hunter
  (10:56 AM)

Give Blackmon the start facing TEN.

Brendan (Missoula, MT)

Morning - std league: Ryan or Kaepernick; Cardinals or Ravens defense; need 2 of the following: Crabtree, Denarius Moore and Steve Johnson. Thank You!

Dave Hunter
  (10:57 AM)

I would start Ryan, Cards D, Moore and Stevie Johnson.

Dirk (Pennsylvania )

Steven jackson or jalen parmele?

Dave Hunter
  (10:57 AM)

Parmele.

Monk (Philadelphia)

Parmele or Richardson

Dave Hunter
  (10:59 AM)

Parmele.

Dave Hunter
  (11:02 AM)

***ATTENTION*** One more time for all to read: AUTO UPDATE IS "ON" on my side, something not adjusting correctly. You'll just have to keep refreshing your pages. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Tim (Chicago)

Franchise League question- I have to drop one, who do you think is the better QB for NEXT YEAR, Cutler or Vick (we start 2 QBs, so most others will be kept). I can keep 3 on my roster, and they are battling for the last spot.

Dave Hunter
  (11:03 AM)

If I'm going on next season I'd like Vick on roster over Cutler. I know both have been miserable this season, but Vick still offers more potential to me for a big season. I'd drop Cutler.

Dru (Grand Rapids, MI)

Hope your holiday is going great!! Need some help here, to maintain the lead in my division thanks to your stellar weekly advice! PPR, Olsen or Bennett? And pick 2 WR to start out of Knicks, M Williams, and Floyd? Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (11:06 AM)

I would play Olsen over Bennett, then go with Nicks and Williams at WR.

Nathan (Michigan)

Who should I start out of Boldin, Blackmon, or Hilton for my flex?

Dave Hunter
  (11:07 AM)

Hilton

Jim H. (MN)

With McCoy out, should I start Ballard over Bryce Brown at rb? Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (11:07 AM)

I like Ballard more than Brown.

Geoff (Pennsylvania )

Steven Jackson or jalen parmele? PPR league Sydney rice or Danario Alexander?

Dave Hunter
  (11:08 AM)

Parmele and Alexander.

Chris Gorman (NYC)

Hakeem Nicks is available to pickup and want to pick him up but will need to drop Steve Smith or Dwayne Bowe? What would you do?thanks

Dave Hunter
  (11:08 AM)

I'd cut Bowe to get Nicks on roster if Bowe is your worst WR on roster.

Sean (NY)

"Old Man" Turner or D. Alexander?

Dave Hunter
  (11:09 AM)

Turner.

Robert Fowler (Springfield, Kentucky) [via mobile]

Eli or Colin? Both playing weak defenses. Not sure what to do!

Dave Hunter
  (11:09 AM)

Kaepernick for me facing the Saints.

Terry (Baltimore)

Which Brown should I start, Bryce or Donald?

Dave Hunter
  (11:09 AM)

Bryce.

Tony (Oxford)

Rank these 3 RBs for the week: Bryce brown, mendenhall, beanie.And Wallace or Sidney rice?

Dave Hunter
  (11:10 AM)

Brown, Mendenhall and Wells...in the order that you have them. Wallace over Rice, but close.

Todd (Griswold)

Can you rank m.Wallace, m. Williams, and shorts for this week? And would you play any of these guys over green-Ellis or hillman at flex for this week?

Dave Hunter
  (11:11 AM)

Wallace, Shorts and then Williams, and no, keep BJGE and Hillman in there.

John (Sarasota, Florida)

please help me, who should I start Andrew Luck or Andy Dalton

Dave Hunter
  (11:13 AM)

Tough call, but I like Andrew Luck best this week.

John C (Highland Mills/Highland Mls, New York (US))

Morning -Which two RBs - Gore, Spiller or Bryce BrownWhich WR would you start - J Jones, Heyward-Bey, Hartline or Mike Williams.Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (11:15 AM)

Gore, Spiller, Julio...and if you need one more WR DHB over the others.

Jay (Atlanta)

TE position: A Gates or J Gresham?

Dave Hunter
  (11:15 AM)

Go with Gates, but pretty close.

fred (new york)

PPR league Reece or Shorts?

Dave Hunter
  (11:16 AM)

Marcel Reece - love him today in PPR, getting a lot of looks out of the backfield as a receiver.

pags (elmira)

first week of playoffs need flex .5 ppr mal floyd ty hilton brcye brown andre brown starks

Dave Hunter
  (11:16 AM)

Bryce Brown for your flex.

Will Cupp (Goose Creek)

HELP!! Blackmon or Torrey Smiff

Dave Hunter
  (11:17 AM)

Smith, but close.

Woodrow (Aspen)

Worth dropping Vick for C Kaepernick? Palmer is my other QB. If so, start him today?

Dave Hunter
  (11:18 AM)

Yes, I'd risk dumping Vick to get Kaepernick on roster, but I prefer Palmer over Kaepernick as a starter today.

Big Country (Greenwood)

Hillman or Reece and do u think Murray will get back on the field week 14?

Dave Hunter
  (11:20 AM)

Reece over Hillman, and my best guesstimate on Murray is Week 14..yes.

Ryan (New York)

LaRod Stephens-Howling or Mike Williams in my flex?....(.5 PPR)

Dave Hunter
  (11:20 AM)

LSH for the RB touches. Not expecting much out of Wells today.

John (St. Louis)

Thanks for your time this morning. Which QB would you rather own thru season end as a backup and possible spot start - Locker, Henne, or Kaepernick? I like Locker's arm and running ability (along with a bad defense that promotes shoot outs), but he seems to be one sack away from reinjuring the shoulder that's going to need offseason surgery, which is big in-game risk for fantasy.

Dave Hunter
  (11:22 AM)

Kaepernick - to me the way he played last week facing the Bears is enough evidence he should be your backup QB over Locker and Henne.

Andrew (Detroit)

RB: Stewart or Dwyer? Stewart hasn't gone above 60yds all season, but is starter. Dwyer has a juicy matchup with Browns poor run defense, but may have Mendenhall to deal with in addition to stacking the box since Charlie Batch is throwing the ball.

Dave Hunter
  (11:24 AM)

Juicy? I like Stewart. I'd pass on Dwyer and his deliciously scrumptious matchup.

Eric (Miami)

Got killed on Thanksgiving, need upside. League gives bonus points for 100 (single purpose) yards, better shot to get there: Parmele or Wallace?

Dave Hunter
  (11:25 AM)

Parmele gives you the better shot this week with Batch throwing the ball for the Steelers.

Dane (Chicago)

Need a rb in a ppr f jax, Ballard, D brown and james starks

Dave Hunter
  (11:26 AM)

Fred Jackson - looks like he'll have a bigger role this week than initially thought.

Vern (elizabethtown)

Need a WR and Flex from the following:S. Johnson, L. Moore, Tj Hilton, D. Avery, C. Ivory

Dave Hunter
  (11:26 AM)

Stevie and Hilton.

hayden (florida)

pick two: Marcel Reece, Vick Ballard or Ahmad Bradshaw

Dave Hunter
  (11:28 AM)

Bradshaw and Reece.

Stewart (NC)

Need to fill 2 RB, 1WR and 1 Flex. Who should I choose between T. Richardson, Green-Ellis, Hillman, Julio Jones, James Jones, Denarius Moore, and Lance Moore? Thanks in advance.

Dave Hunter
  (11:28 AM)

TRich, BJGE,Julio Jones and Hillman at the Flex.

Jimmy (Houston)

With S.Smith(Car) probable tommorow and not having the best of seasons should I go with M.Williams(TB) or hope on Smith?

Dave Hunter
  (11:29 AM)

I'd play Steve Smith facing PHI.

ken (Bloomington)

At flex in a standard league: Turner, Sproles, D alexander or B brown RB eagles. HELP if I win I make the play offs

Dave Hunter
  (11:29 AM)

Turner at Flex.

Mark (NY)

ROS - Would you drop DJax, Sid Rice, or Beanie for Pierre Garcon?

Dave Hunter
  (11:31 AM)

I'd dump Wells for Garcon, not a big Wells guy at all considering his failure to stay healthy and produce consistently.

Brandon (New York)

Eli Manning or Phillip Rivers??

Dave Hunter
  (11:31 AM)

Eli today, bouncing back from three bad starts.

Adam (Chicago)

With Henne as QB now, do you think Blackmon's stock goes up? Not necessarily this week, but future weeks, can Blackmon be a WR2?

Dave Hunter
  (11:33 AM)

A lot will depend on what happens today. Gabbert may get the job right back if Henne doesn't put up another big game. I'm not expecting much out of Henne today, I think he comes back down to earth.

Swan (Mothership)

Mendenhall or Turner?Start one: James Jones, Hilton, or Gresham.Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (11:34 AM)

Turner and James Jones.

rick (mtl)

Should i start Myers at Flex over Bowe and maclin OR is that just just trying to be too cute

Dave Hunter
  (11:34 AM)

I like Myers today, but I'd still play Bowe at the Flex over all.

Tim (California)

Better to play starting RB or WR in PPR at FLEX? Bryce Brown, T Smith, Danario, Blackmon?

Dave Hunter
  (11:35 AM)

Depends on the RB and WR I have to choose from. I love pass catching RB in the flex in PPR leagues. Not that I'd consider Brown a great pass catching back, but I'd still play him over the WR options you list here.

Sam (CHI)

Need to make up ground after Austin got blanked on Thursday and hit it big with QB and RB plays. Palmer or Eli at QB? Forte, Hillman, or Bryce Brown at RB3?

Dave Hunter
  (11:38 AM)

Palmer and Forte.

fred (dayton, oh)

Start Palmer or Kaperkick

Dave Hunter
  (11:38 AM)

Palmer

Mike (Indiana)

NON - PPR .. Flex play ... trent richardson or cecil shorts ?

Dave Hunter
  (11:39 AM)

Don't sit one of the best RB in the game right now in TRich for a marginal WR in Shorts. Start TRich.

Jack (Miami)

Luck or Newton?

Dave Hunter
  (11:39 AM)

Luck

Stormin (CT)

S. Jax or Ballard in a PPR?

Dave Hunter
  (11:40 AM)

Just not a big SJax guy today, I'd play Ballard.

Josh (Minnesota)

Please pick 3 out of Wayne/JGraham/Shorts and Cruz

Dave Hunter
  (11:41 AM)

Wayne, Graham and Cruz...no way Shorts plays ahead of these guys.

Darling (Elsie)

Torrey Smith, DHB, Julio Jones, Lance Moore, Cecil Shorts...Which two to start?

Dave Hunter
  (11:41 AM)

I swear I already answered this question before...

Dave Hunter
  (11:43 AM)

Attention Carol from Cincinnati: Please read the chat transcript...your question was one of the very first I answered.Carol Thiemann (Cincinnati, OH)I'm desperate - in 1st place but losing 82-17! Who do you think has the best flex potential- S Rice, T Smith, R Mendenhall or D Sproles. Thanks.Dave Hunter (10:13 AM)Tough one, but I'd play Mendenhall facing CLE.

Darling (Elsie)

Donald Brown, Vick Ballard, Fred Jackson, Lance Moore, Brian Hartline - Need one RB and 1 flex. Non PPR.

Dave Hunter
  (11:45 AM)

Ballard and Fred Jackson.

vinny (fla )

j freeman or a.dalton need a win today

Dave Hunter
  (11:45 AM)

I prefer Freeman myself.

Dave Hunter
  (11:47 AM)

Also, this for everyone asking about Palmer or Kaepernick this week (lots of questions coming in on those two) - I like Palmer today more than Kaepernick.

Ali (Chicago)

Better play, 49ers D or Panthers D?

Dave Hunter
  (11:47 AM)

I'm sticking with the Niners D.

erin (Maryland)

flex position. Brandon Myers TE, Jerome Simpson WR or Kendal Wright WR?

Dave Hunter
  (11:48 AM)

I'll take Myers in this situation.

Tim (Earth)

Better WR3 Justine Blackmon, Nate Washington or Andre Roberts? .5 PPR

Dave Hunter
  (11:48 AM)

Blackmon.

Courtney (New Jersey)

Fair trade, Ray Rice, Andre Roberts and Ballard for Hakeem Nicks, CJ2K and Marcel Reece?

Dave Hunter
  (11:49 AM)

I have no issue with that deal, fair enough.

Wes (grandville mi)

M. Lewis, B. Celek, M Bennett, H. Miller for TE?

Dave Hunter
  (11:50 AM)

Bennett, but just over Miller.

Chris (Indy)

In a PPR- pick 2-- Turner, Dwyer, Parmele, j Rogers. Pick 2-- Larry Fitz, DHB, Cobb, Shorts. And Newton or Palmer?? In my standard league- pick 3-- colston, Roddy white, jordy Nelson, Julio jones, Cobb. THANK YOU!

Dave Hunter
  (11:51 AM)

Turner, Parmele, Cobb, Fitz, Palmer, White, Nelson, Colston.

Dave F. (Peterborough, NH)

Hi, Love these chats. Really useful format! In a non-PPR leagueFor WR2: Stevie Johnson, Shorts, Mike Wallace, Boldin, Andre RobertsAnd same team, W/R Flex: Stevie Johnson, Shorts, Mike Wallace, Boldin, Andre Roberts or Jonathan Stewart.

Dave Hunter
  (11:52 AM)

Stevie, Shorts, Wallace

Ben (NY)

Cam, Kaepernick, or Freeman?Also, Julio or Mike Williams Tampa in PPR?

Dave Hunter
  (11:52 AM)

Freeman and Julio

Matt (Ms)

I need 2 wr and 1 flex. Fitzgerald lance Moore Colston nicks Randall Cobb

Dave Hunter
  (11:54 AM)

Cobb, Colston, Nicks

Jordan (Denver)

Sidney ice or LaRod Stephens-Howling......(.5 PPR)

Dave Hunter
  (11:54 AM)

LSH

stretch run help (nome alaska)

thought's on holding a 2nd qb from this point forward? is it better to have a skill player or a second qb in case your matt ryan or eli go down? jenqui!

Dave Hunter
  (11:56 AM)

In standard leagues I would think you'd have plenty of options at QB via FA to choose from if your starter goes down. I'd rather have a RB or WR myself, but it does depend on the player as well.

Brandon (Surprise)

Would you start Kaepernick or Freeman?

Dave Hunter
  (11:56 AM)

Freeman

gabbert (jax)

i'm on IR

Dave Hunter
  (11:58 AM)

Yes, I hate when I do that...to the guy asking about Henne: Strike what I said. Blackmon's value does increase a bit. Brain fart on my end.

Matt (Pennsylvania)

Who's a better start at FLEX, Cecil Shorts or Ronnie Hillman?

Dave Hunter
  (11:59 AM)

I prefer Hillman and the RB touches.

Scott (BG)

Can't decide between kaepernick and Eli. Also J stewart, B Brown or Beanie Wells as RB2?

Dave Hunter
  (12:00 PM)

Kaepernick and Bryce Brown.

jose demengues catallin juan carlos zapa (miami)

eli vs kaepernick ROS in 6 pt passing td, 10 team league?

Dave Hunter
  (12:00 PM)

Kaepernick

Eric (Toona Town)

In a PPR league that provides big bonuses for 100 yds receiving or rushing, please pick one RB between Hillman and Steven Jackson, and one WR between Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts, and MIke Wallace. Thanks!!!

Dave Hunter
  (12:00 PM)

Hillman and Shorts.

Charlie Justice (Chapel Hill)

Hey Now! In a non-PPR league for WR3 would you go with Crabtree, Shorts, or James Jones. Also which two for RB: Jamaal Charles, T-Rich or BJGE? Much obliged, guru guy!

Dave Hunter
  (12:02 PM)

Crabtree facing the Saints pass D.

Dave Hunter
  (12:03 PM)

And, TRich and Charles.

Brian (Maryland)

Pick two to play: Richardson, C. Shorts, or Hillman

Dave Hunter
  (12:03 PM)

Assuming Trent Richardson here, so he starts along with Hillman.

Quick Six (Minnesota)

Need 3 in a non-per league, so who should I start today form this group? V-Jax, Julio Jones, Fitzgerald, Mike Williams, or M. Crabtree?

Dave Hunter
  (12:03 PM)

VJax, Jones and Crabtree.

Zach (NJ)

Ballard or Bush? DJax, Wallace, Alexander- pick 2 of these 3

Dave Hunter
  (12:04 PM)

Ballard, Wallace and Alexander.

Brett (Upstate NY)

Bryce Brown Steven Jackson Darren Sproles 1 pt for every 3 catchesBryce brown or danario alexander full point ppr

Dave Hunter
  (12:05 PM)

Bryce Brown in both situations.

Darling (Elsie)

Sorry Dave...I just jumped on and asked that question. I know you get hammered with them so if you already answered that I apologize. I do not ask questions mulitple times as I know that can be annoying....

Dave Hunter
  (12:06 PM)

No worries, just seemed familiar...

Alex (VA)

Pick 2 RB (standard scoring)Mathews, Bradshaw, SJax, BJGE

Dave Hunter
  (12:06 PM)

Mathews and BJGE.

Krplays09 (Florida)

Need 1 TE off waivers moving forward to playoffs. Dreesen, Jared Cook, or Dallas Clark?

Dave Hunter
  (12:09 PM)

I like Cook myself, still consider him a very talented guy.

Magic Mike (Injury Hell)

Hey!! I need to pick 1RB, 1 WR, and a flex from these guys, standard scoring. Thanks! M.Floyd, Blackmon, TYHilton, FJax, Ballard.

Dave Hunter
  (12:10 PM)

FJax and Hilton.

Bobby (Orlando)

Should I trade Arian Foster? Will he play in weeks 16 and 17?

Dave Hunter
  (12:11 PM)

I don't see Houston resting Foster both weeks. Likely just Week 17. I usually don't trade stars like Foster or Aaron Rodgers, etc because they might sit, or only play a half in Week 17. A lot would depend on my overall roster and the depth I had at RB.

Jake (Maryland)

Arian Foster worth keeping? I'm definitely going to my leagues playoffs and I don't want to have to bench my best player.

Dave Hunter
  (12:12 PM)

The last answer I just gave applies here.

Casey S. (Chevy Chase)

Is Gronkowski's injury going to improve by the end of the year?

Dave Hunter
  (12:14 PM)

Some think Gronkowski will be back by Week 14/15, but I'm not buying that myself. I expect him to miss the entire regular season and be ready for NFL playoffs, which means he won't be of any use to you. But who knows? He could be a miraculous healer.

Michael (Springfield)

Steelers D or Packers D

Dave Hunter
  (12:14 PM)

Steelers D.

Kevin M. (Pittsburgh)

Is Gronk gonna come back?

Dave Hunter
  (12:14 PM)

Read my answer two questions ago.

rick (mtl)

Should i pickup Morenoi and drop Turbin (lynch owner) now that moreno got the start

Dave Hunter
  (12:18 PM)

Yeah, surprising. I figured Hillman would be the guy. I still think Hillman gets plenty of touches, wouldn't be surprised if it's more than Moreno. I've always been a huge Moreno guy, still have faith in him - hard not to remembering his college days. I would take a chance on Moreno, why not? Lynch is a rock. You won't need Turbin.

Timm (Va Beach)

Morning Dave. Please pick 2 Wr Smith (car), Decker, Cobb, Alexander. DEF Falcons or Steelers or should I drop on & pick up Panthers or Vikings for ROS

Dave Hunter
  (12:18 PM)

Cobb, Decker, Steelers.

Jim (Philadelphia)

I've been offered Jamaal Charles, Larry Fitzgerald and Lawrence Tynes for Arian Foster, should I accept?

Dave Hunter
  (12:19 PM)

No, I'd pass. If I'm giving up the most valuable fantasy player in the game, I don't want a kicker coming back, a WR in Fitz with no QB to throw him the ball, and Charles and his inconsistent ways. Plus, you've got to dump two players just to make this work. I'll keep Foster and the two players I'd have to dump over Charles and company.

carol (cincinnati)

Sorry Dave- don't know how but totally missed it- Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (12:21 PM)

No worries, Carol! Just wanted to make sure you know I pay attention to the ladies!

Matt (Ms)

Bengals or giants defense today

Dave Hunter
  (12:21 PM)

Bengals.

Billy Tran (San Diego)

Choose 3: Nicks, Wallace, Steve Smith, Blackmon

Dave Hunter
  (12:22 PM)

Nicks, Steve Smith and Wallace.

Dalton (SC)

Should i start julio jones or cecil shorts?

Dave Hunter
  (12:22 PM)

Julio

Moe (NY)

Would you play a healthy nicks with a good record againts packers defense or Jordy nelson vs a bad giants defense but finley and cobb taking some looks from him?

Dave Hunter
  (12:24 PM)

I'd go with Nelson. I want to believe that Nicks will outplay him today, just don't expect it to happen.

Bob (Claremont,NH)

Moreno starting today? If so,would you start him over Turner?NON-PPR. Also Baltimore or Carolina DEF?

Dave Hunter
  (12:25 PM)

Yes, looks like that's the latest update. I would keep Turner in though. I'm not buying that Moreno gets a bunch of touches, I still expect Hillman to get a big chunk of the workload.Carolina D.

Toby (Charlotte)

Bengals or Rams D today?

Dave Hunter
  (12:25 PM)

Bengals.

Chris (Chicago)

should i start kaepernick over palmer this week?

Dave Hunter
  (12:26 PM)

Bengals, Toby. And, I've posted this already, Chris, read the chat transcript. I like Palmer more than Kaepernick.

Riley (Dallas)

Vick Ballard, Bryce Brown, Ronnie Hillman, Jon Stewart,Pick 2

Dave Hunter
  (12:26 PM)

Ballard and Hillman, even with Moreno starting now.

Scott (Ky)

I have TY Hilton in a good matchup, but I also have J. Jones and am worried about the ankle. What do you think?

Dave Hunter
  (12:27 PM)

Julio is playing today, so I'm starting him over Hilton.

winston m (warren michigan)

ppr m.wallace, h.nicks, v.ballard i need two

Dave Hunter
  (12:27 PM)

Nicks and Ballard.

BD (City of Angels)

Better "lotto ticket" ROS: B.Pierce (Rice owner), J.Harper, L.Ball, Forsett, C.Peerman, or D.Williams?

Dave Hunter
  (12:28 PM)

Forsett is the lotto ticket I'd take a chance on.

Michael (Gilbert AZ)

I am carrying the 49ers Defense, but they have a tough matchup this week... so i just picked up Bengals... who do i start this week? Roll the dice on 9ers being respectable against the Saints or hoping Bengals can keep up the last two week of solid D against the Raiders? Thanks

Dave Hunter
  (12:28 PM)

I would stick with the Niners D, even with the matchup.

Dave (MN)

Take chance on Julio or g with healthy Fitzgerald or Mike Williams?

Dave Hunter
  (12:29 PM)

Julio

Dave Hunter
  (12:29 PM)

Julio

Konrad (Chicago)

Hey Dave, who would you start at the flex, Marshall, Forte or Reece?

Dave Hunter
  (12:30 PM)

Forte

ST (West Palm Beach)

Agree with last post about how useful these chats are. Best feature on the site!... Looking ahead to remaining schedules (or today), would you pick up Cardinals D off waivers and drop Ravens or Steelers? With Amendola likely out, Cards seem like a nice play even today. Thanks again!

Dave Hunter
  (12:31 PM)

Grab Cards D, dump the Ravens D. The Ravens D is highly overrated.

Dustin (Wausau)

Kaepernick or eli manning?

Dave Hunter
  (12:32 PM)

Kaepernick.

Dave Hunter
  (12:32 PM)

Just a quick reminder...Auto Update feature isn't working correctly. Make sure you refresh your page if your waiting for a last minute answer for your lineup.

Fred (Houston)

Am I crazy for playing Kenny Britt over Lance Moore? Lance is usually up & down and had an "up" last week.

Dave Hunter
  (12:34 PM)

I wouldn't call you crazy, no, especially with Moore facing SF, but you do know that Britt has been putrid this season, right? I would still play Moore myself.

Jim (Groten)

Giid Afternoon Dave Please Help A GRONK IS DOWN!!!! A GRONK IS DOWN!!!! who should I pick up to replace Gronk? D Allen, Finley Lewis or Chandler? Is Finely Starting to turn it around? Also Do you think Gronk will be back for fantasy Playoffs? Thanks for Your Help

Dave Hunter
  (12:35 PM)

I'd grab Finley, and yes, I like him to turn things around...not a huge turnaround, but to at least start getting redzone opps again. Not expecting Gronk back for fantasy playoffs.

Eric (Singapore)

Hillman or Michael Turner at RB2?

Dave Hunter
  (12:35 PM)

Turner

Chelsea (Ada, MI)

Flex Spot...Lance Moore or FJax? Not a PPR league.

Dave Hunter
  (12:35 PM)

FJax

Remy Shorter (chicago)

Michael Jenkins or Justin Blackmon

Dave Hunter
  (12:36 PM)

Blackmon

Bill (WV)

Julio Jones or Cecil Shorts? thanks for all your hard work and great advice!!

Dave Hunter
  (12:37 PM)

Julio

Dave Hunter
  (12:37 PM)

Julio

Dave Hunter
  (12:37 PM)

Julio

Doug (SF)

Need 1 RB and 1 WR.....M Turner, J Starks, or LSH (AZ). C Shorts or M Floyd (SD)?Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (12:38 PM)

Julio to the last question, and Turner and Shorts for you, Doug.

Mindi (Chicago)

Good morning! In a PPR league, Reggie Bush or Beanie Wells? Thank you.

Dave Hunter
  (12:38 PM)

Go with Bush. Not really crazy about him this week, but I don't trust Beanie Wells at all, in fact, never again will I.

Theo (Seattle)

Start the stud Or not - flex position? J jones or jalen parmele

Dave Hunter
  (12:39 PM)

Julio.

Mike (Springfield)

Moreno is starting? Get Hillman out of lineups ASAP? Hillman or Sproles? Moreno or Hunter better use of bench spot?

Dave Hunter
  (12:40 PM)

Hillman is still going to get plenty of touches. Don't overreact to Moreno starting, which was announced just a bit ago. Hillman over Sproles.

George (CT)

Sproles or Ronnie Hillman ? PPR league 1 pt per catch.

Dave Hunter
  (12:40 PM)

Read last question.

Dave (bergenfield nj)

mercedes lewis or antonio gates and trich or sjax and nugent or suisham????

Dave Hunter
  (12:41 PM)

Gates, TRich and Suisham.

noel (kc)

moore or shorts

Dave Hunter
  (12:41 PM)

First name next time for "Moore". Denarius Moore over Shorts, but Shorts over Lance Moore.

Traf (PA)

In a PPR league that provides big bonuses for 100 yds receiving. we are already starting cecil shorts. Justin Blackmon or Danario Alexander. thank you.

Dave Hunter
  (12:42 PM)

Alexander

Jash Babla (San Diego)

Should I start Reggie Bush or Dwayne Bowe this week?

Dave Hunter
  (12:43 PM)

Bush

Travis heilman (St. Louis)

Option at WR Nicks, Shorts, or Blackmon. Not ppr

Dave Hunter
  (12:43 PM)

Nicks

Jimmy (Austin)

J.Blackmon or Stevie Johnson

Dave Hunter
  (12:43 PM)

Stevie

Jared (Miami (Its Warm))

Really need help, already down 39, Carson Palmer or Andrew Luck. And Bryce Brown or Vick Ballard. My whole bench is injured

Dave Hunter
  (12:43 PM)

Luck and Ballard.

Sam (Dallas)

Cutler, Kapernick or Bradford? Thanks for the help.

Dave Hunter
  (12:44 PM)

Kaepernick

Dave Hunter
  (12:44 PM)

Kaepernick

Mark (Ohio)

Mike wallace or marcel reece

Dave Hunter
  (12:45 PM)

Kaepernick to the last question, and Reece to you, Mark.

James G (Milw, WI)

Hey Mr. Hunter! Need a flex in a one point every 2 receptions league. Nicks, Sproles or Bryce Brown. Thanks!

Dave Hunter
  (12:45 PM)

Nicks.

Chuck (Nashville)

Torrey Smith over Alexander?

Dave Hunter
  (12:46 PM)

Go with Alexander.

Mike (Atlanta)

Julio or Nicks?

Dave Hunter
  (12:46 PM)

Julio

Dave Hunter
  (12:46 PM)

Julio over Nicks.

Jeff (Tampa)

Cam or Carson?

Dave Hunter
  (12:48 PM)

I like Palmer more this week.

Aaron (Colorado)

Nicks, Blackmon, or Shorts (0.5 ppr) Thanks.

Dave Hunter
  (12:48 PM)

Nicks.

Dave Hunter
  (12:48 PM)

Nicks over the others.

Tim (Soldier Field)

PPR: Ryan Mathews or BGE?

Dave Hunter
  (12:49 PM)

In PPR, go with Mathews.

Bette (Minneapolis)

With the news about Moreno starting...For flex, non-PPR: Stokley, Dwyer, Hillman? Thanks!!

Dave Hunter
  (12:50 PM)

Hillman - he's still going to get plenty of touches today.

Bruce (Texas)

menedenhall, reece , ballard, hillman. which 2 do I start today? thanks

Dave Hunter
  (12:50 PM)

Reece and Ballard.

Troy (Birmingham)

Amendola out need help in PPR. These are my options either on my roster or waiver wire. Golden Tate, Nate Washington, Josh Gordon, Devon Bess, Brandon Gibson, Donald Jones, Manningham, Avery, Stokley or LaFell. What do you have for sure and best upside?

Dave Hunter
  (12:51 PM)

I would go with LaFell. None of these options are "for sure"...

Chris (Michigan)

ppr league need a flex, Steve Jackson, Steve Johnson or D Moore.

Dave Hunter
  (12:52 PM)

D. Moore.

Mike (Green Bay)

Flex: Parmele or Crabtree?

Dave Hunter
  (12:52 PM)

Parmele based on the RB touches.

Mike (Cahokia, IL)

pick 2, please. M Reece, B Wells, J Parmalee. Thank you

Dave Hunter
  (12:53 PM)

Reece and Parmele

Richard (Richmond)

Kenny Britt or Dwayne Allen in the FLEX

Dave Hunter
  (12:54 PM)

Take a chance on Britt this week.

Evan (Dirty South)

Flex: Sproles, Hillman, Torrey Smith, Danario Alex? I am starting Shorts at WR2 but could start one of these...QB: Newton or Luck?

Dave Hunter
  (12:54 PM)

Still going with Hillman. Luck over Cam.

Drew (Virginia)

In a non-ppr Bryce Brown or Michael Turner?

Dave Hunter
  (12:55 PM)

Turner over Brown.

Dave (Illinois)

Problems at RB2 in my PPR League, do I go with Sproles, Mendenhall, Dywer, or Ingram?

Dave Hunter
  (12:55 PM)

In PPR I'd go with Sproles.

Shawn (New Jersey)

Which one should i sit Sproles, Decker, Steven Jackson, Ryan Mathews

Dave Hunter
  (12:56 PM)

Sit Sproles here.

ross (kc)

i hate even asking but, im stuck because of a trade not going through. Miami rumming back busch or thomas

Dave Hunter
  (12:57 PM)

Give Bush the start.

Jason (OH)

Michael Turner or Fred Jackson? Does Jackson get enough touches to overcome Turner's goal-line potential?

Dave Hunter
  (12:57 PM)

I prefer Turner this week.

GoPack (NJ)

Ty hilton or Bradshaw ??? Please

Dave Hunter
  (12:58 PM)

Bradshaw

Dave Hunter
  (1:00 PM)

That's it for me everyone! Sorry I couldn't get to all your questions. Remember, Answer Guys opens back up at 9am ET on Mondays! Have a great football Sunday!