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November 11, 11:00 AM ET
Fantasy Sports with Matthew Berry

Matthew Berry
  (11:03 AM)

Thanks for stopping by. Let's get to it.

Glen (Miami)

How is it possible Dez only get TWO targets? Will this type of blanket coverage continue ROS and if so, would you consider trying to trade him?

Matthew Berry
  (11:06 AM)

The whole thing last night was an embarrasment. Think that was more of an anomoly than anything. Rob Ryan spent many years at practice against Dez Bryant and Tony Romo... if ever there was a game that an opponent was ready for, it's this one. Dez will be fine.

Matthew Berry
  (11:07 AM)

Would not trade Dez unless getting a top 10 player back.

zack sawyer (massachusetts)

regular or waffle cone?

Matthew Berry
  (11:07 AM)

Waffle. Not close.

Adam (San Diego, CA)

Hi Matthew. Are Jordy Nelson and Eddie Lacy starters against an improved Giants defense with a third string QB leading the way?

Matthew Berry
  (11:07 AM)

Yes. Based on volume and talent, Jordy is a top 20 WR, Lacy still a low end top 10 RB

craig (kansas city, mo)

Hello, sir. How are you? Is dropping Matt Ryan for Jason Campbell a no brainer? Romo is my starter. Thanks!

Matthew Berry
  (11:10 AM)

It just goes to show how insame this season is that this is even a question. I know Campbell has played well and Ryan hasn't but this is not a move I would make. That said, I have NO issue dropping Ryan in a standard 10 team, 1 QB league. Something's not right.

Gary (Pittsburgh)

Dude, what's up with Romo? LIke 20 yards at halftime in a "shootout"? For the 2nd week in a row, I had Foles sitting on the bench and paid for it with a loss ... I know Dallas is on a bye next week, but going forward would you play Foles over him?

Matthew Berry
  (11:14 AM)

Think it'll be matchup driven - that was as bad as it gets last night. That said, Foles is a legit top 10 guy rest of the way. I discussed this last week - the remaining six teams they play are all bottom ten in pass defense...

Matt (New Jersey)

Whats the deal with Tavon Austin? Is he a solid pickup if you need WR help? Also, any chance Harvin will return and PLAY next week? Would you play either of them over Harry Douglas as a WR2?

Matthew Berry
  (11:16 AM)

Total fluke. Had just 3 targets, they are on a bye next week, ultimate sell high. Yes on Harvin - no way he DOESN'T play agianst his former team. Douglas should have a nice game next week with Roddy on Revis Island next week.

John (Houston)

What do you think about Andre brown ROS

Matthew Berry
  (11:17 AM)

Top 20 RB as long as he stays healthy. Don't think yesterday was a fluke, I do, however, worry about re-injury.

Jason (Columbus)

Should I be looking for a back up to Peyton

Matthew Berry
  (11:19 AM)

It wouldn't be the worst idea. That said, I do think he plays this week barring some bad news out of today's MRI.

Sir Richard Cranium III (Atlanta)

So, genius here does not start Foles in favor of a gut call on a strong game by Locker! Thanks to great effort by other player I hold a 12 point lead with my opponent having dolphins D. Don't know what I want from you other to say right now I hate fantasy football. I blame you Mr. Berry. Not for the Locker pick, but for helping market this pastime not a phenomenon! Thanks for you work!

Matthew Berry
  (11:23 AM)

Ha! Look, I'll take some of the blame. I WAS the highest on Foles in our weekly ranks but I did have Locker a few spots over Foles. So, my ranks told you to do the same thing. And Locker got hurt, which is flukey. No one can predict injury so nothing you can do. You play the odds and put yourself in the best position to win. All you can do. There will be times when it doesn't work out. I mean, Mark Ingram was a better start this week than Matt Forte.

Bryon (Chicago)

Thinking about selling somewhat high on Sproles. Just not getting the snaps, especially with Ingram back in the mix. Thoughts?

Matthew Berry
  (11:30 AM)

We discussed on the pod this morning. I agree with you, Nate does not. He thinks Sproles is a top 20 RB ROS. I do not. He'll be fine in PPR. The scores are flukey and Thomas is the RB in their base package...

Miguel (The Spacecoast)

Garcon had a great game on Thursday, looking at his schedule, the Washington football team has some great match-ups. Is he top 10 the rest of the way/should he be a trade target? PS she's a cone.

Matthew Berry
  (11:31 AM)

Yes. Top 10. Not a question. Targets have always been there. She is too a cone.

Travis (South carolina )

I think Eli manning is gonna score big fantasy points over the next couple weeks. What say you?

Matthew Berry
  (11:31 AM)

I say good luck. I do not share your enthusiasm.

Andre (Austin)

Alshon Jeffery, A legit WR2 ROS? Is he better or worse?

Matthew Berry
  (11:33 AM)

Yes, totally legit. They are gonna throw - I mean, the guy got almost 20 targets yesterday. Marshall will always demand attention and he's a terrific deepn threat on a team that goes deep. Yes, top 20 ROS

Jeff Johnson (Boston)

Thoughts on Jonathan Stewart for rest of season?

Matthew Berry
  (11:34 AM)

Yawn. 3 headed monster, you're not starting Stewart unless there are injuries or you are in a super deep league.

Kurt (MD)

Bababooey!! Matthew...love your show and book. What would you do with the KC DST? I have Arizona I used on the bye this week and they have JAX this week. What can I realistically get in return if I tried and deal them this week? 3 tough matchups coming up.

Matthew Berry
  (11:35 AM)

Yes, the schedule gets considerable tougher this week for KC, so I have no issue trading them. That said, it's still a top 10 defense. I'd start AZ over them this week and I get it, you don't want ot just drop the KC D. Hopefully, you can deal one of them. But don't be scared (at this point) to carry two defenses. It IS a starting position and we are almost out of the bye weeks.

Melissa (Baltimore)

Thoughts on Ivory? Was dropped in my league.

Matthew Berry
  (11:36 AM)

Powell will still have a role but two great games out the last three, he's a low end RB2 / Flex type

Worm (Boone, NC)

Pick up Shane Vereen? And your thoughts on S-Jax? Thanks!

Matthew Berry
  (11:39 AM)

Yes on Vereen and you know I love Jackson, but this has been a lost year for Atlanta. Can't start him until you see something...

Bill (AZ)

Is now a good to SELL harvin? I feel like the hype machine (with him playing his old team and all) is going to be in full force this week

Matthew Berry
  (11:39 AM)

Depends what you get. Think he'll be a top 20 WR ROS. But not a bad idea at all...agree, hype will be high.

John (Illinois)

Should I be worried as a Stacy owner of cunninghams higher yardage total. As a rams fan I have seen them switch things up just for the hell of it so me personally it's semi concerning

Matthew Berry
  (11:40 AM)

Not at all. Think it was a result of STL being up big and Cunningham had one big run. That's it. Stacy still the guy.

Ralph (Brooklyn)

ROS... Antonio Gates or Jordan Reed ?

Matthew Berry
  (11:41 AM)

Prefer Reed but it's very close.

Matt (NY)

Will Hakeem Nicks score this year?

Matthew Berry
  (11:41 AM)

Yes. The week you don't start him.

mike roe (Bellingham)

Hey Matthew im reading fantasy life. Great job!Do you think I should sell high on coleston after his game this week. I need help at rb and wr.

Matthew Berry
  (11:42 AM)

Yes, Colston is a low end WR3 going forward, if you can get top 20 value for him, do it.

Steve (Scranton, PA)

What do you make of mark ingrams performance last night?

Matthew Berry
  (11:42 AM)

Interesting, but more for the drain on Thomas/Sproles value than anything that I'd use in terms of starting Ingram...

Dylan (New York, NY)

Think we see Rodgers again this year? If the Packers start to crumble, maybe the sit him for the year? Just traded Cutler for him last week.

Matthew Berry
  (11:43 AM)

Yes, you'll see Rodgers again.

FFNutz (NYC)

Roddy or Dobson on the wire ?J.Campbell or J.Cutler on the wire ?

Matthew Berry
  (11:48 AM)

Let's wait to see extent of Cutler's injury, but assuming health, Cutler. And I say Roddy still. After this week (Revis) I expect him to be back to being Roddy over final stretch of playoffs.

Andrew (Austin)

Why isnt anybody asking about Case Keenum? He's a legit QB1 ROS

Matthew Berry
  (11:49 AM)

Because he isn'yt. Got VERY lucky yesterday with a number of balls that should have been intercepted, completed just 50% of his passes or so, he's a QB2 but no way is he top 10.

Yolanda (Wisconsin)

Matthew - Good morning. Thank you for being you. Should I be worried about Cam Newton after yesterday or was it just the showdown of great defenses?

Matthew Berry
  (11:49 AM)

Ha! Thanks for the kind words. No, Cam will be fine. Was just a really good D.

Michelle (MA)

Play Harvin vs Min or Hilton vs Ten on Thurs night? standard no flex...Will thank you in person for answering the question at your BOOK SIGNING for your BESTSELLER in Cambridge this month...

Matthew Berry
  (11:52 AM)

Thanks, Michelle. Yeah, doing something at Harvard Bookstore Fri night Nov 22. Gotta start Hilton, even in a tough matchup. We EXPECT Harvin to play, but could always be a set back, never know... since Hilton plays Thursday night, can't risk it, start Hilton.

Matthew Berry
  (11:52 AM)

Also, Hilton is a stud. Legit top 10.

Mark (NYC)

Mike James or Vincent Jackson tonight? Need 12 points for the W

Matthew Berry
  (11:53 AM)

Like both but I'd probably go James. Guaranteed touches.

Alex (Mn)

I traded foles for Keenan Allen. Have Brees as qb. It's a keeper league. Should I be worried?

Matthew Berry
  (11:54 AM)

Not at all. Allen is legit.

GM (Miami)

Why aren't you higher on Keenum? Foles was gifted a touchdown that bounced off of two GB players and had another completion go through the hands of defender?

Matthew Berry
  (11:56 AM)

No doubt, he got a bit lucky too. But Foles in a better fantasy offense (HOU still more run oriented) and it's more than one game with Foles. I mean....he's got ten TD's in two games. I get what you're saying, but that's more about not going NUTS on Foles than it is on Keenum. Both guys have flaws. But I prefer Foles.

Dan (DC)

My girlfriend surprised me with Fantasy Life for my birthday... I think she's the one.How would you rank waiver wire priority for: Andre Brown, Randall Cobb, and Shane Vereen?

Matthew Berry
  (11:57 AM)

Brown, Vereen, Cobb

Mark (Philly)

Thoughts on Spiller ROS?

Matthew Berry
  (12:02 PM)

Tough, obviously....Has the Jets this week. I'd probably rank him as a RB2... talent is there, health isn't. Really depends on who else you have as to if you are using him. I will say this - I don't trust him.

Matthew Berry
  (12:03 PM)

But I DO believe in his talent, as we say on the pod

Mike (San Diego)

Couldn't you argue Brees could be a sell high? His upcoming schedule is SF, @ATL (Thurs), @SEA and Panthers twice. I guess I don't see many more opportunities for him to be **DREW BREES** like he was last night.

Matthew Berry
  (12:09 PM)

To an extent, yes, but I'm not worried about Atlanta this year and it depends on what you could get for him. I'm not trading him unless I have a strong QB back-uo and get a 1st rounder in return. But you look at the rest of the QB landscape... Rodgers gurt, Manning banged up, Brady, Newton, RG3, Romo all inconsistent... I mean, on some level Brees is match-up proof. But to your point, sure, if you wanted to trade him... this is as good a time as any as long as you get a crazy haul back.

Matthew Berry
  (12:10 PM)

Okay, gang, that's all my time. Thanks as always for stopping by. I'll try to answer more questions on Twitter (@MatthewBerryTMR) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MatthewJBerry)...