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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Need some thoughts. I have an espn work league. I am the reigning champion and got off to a good start this year with a week 1 victory. My question for this week is do I start Eli (Giants need this game badly...verse a hurt Rams defense and Nicks isn't a guarantee to play this week) or do I start Stafford verse the Chiefs who looked awful last week and lost Berry for the season. Usually with dilemnas like this I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't. If I start Eli, Stafford will do great and vice versa. Wanted to get some thoughts on this. Look forward to your feedback.

Keep in mind I created this thread so that anyone that has fantasy matchup questions on who to start can post their questions and get feedback from the rest. Look forward to the weekly questions.


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Well - Eli is your safe bet. A Manning is a Manning after all. That little gay porn star works his magic when the time is crucial often enough to keep me from not liking him. Oh, and before anyone wonders if he is a gay porn star - no, he just looks like he should be in gay porn. Anyway, as stated, G-men vs the Lambs in Rutherford - gotta believe Eli and the boys can get it done if they can shut down Carnell.

Now, Stafford did eat up the Browns with some heavy coverage last week. Sure, it's the Chiefs this time, but hell - the Bills ate them up by over 35 points last week. The Bills!?! Although this is the best I've seen Detroit in a decade, I gotta believe the Chiefs ain't gonna let what happened last week happen again.


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My two cents -

I have to disagree with DrM. Well, only partially.
Eli Manning is fair enough, and long term I don't think you could go wrong with either QB.
But one factor would make me go with Stafford, and thats his receiving.

Manning and his group are ok, but Nicks is not guaranteed to play, AND if he does he isn't going to be 100% most likely.

My thoughts are either team can and do have the possibility to put up a big game. But because of sheer talented receiving, if either had a chance of giving you an explosive number and possibly giving you a huge cushion, then I would think the tandem of Johnson and Burleson would do it.

Now if Nicks was a lock to be 100% healthy, then it would change a bit.
I still find it hard to go against Calvin Johnson ............ he is just as likely as any WR out there to have a huge game.

I agree with DrM in thinking the Chiefs aren't going to get humiliated like last week.
But this is fantasy, and you are looking for numbers, and Johnson can be a huge help to Stafford.
Burleson isn't a slouch either.
The Giants have some talent at WR, but I do believe Nicks is their big playmaker out of the lot. The jury is still out if he will play, and most likely even if he does he won't be 100%.

Of course, anything can happen, and either side you choose could bomb and the other team prosper. :ROTF:


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You know I love Eli and the G-men, but I think I'd go with Stafford. Honestly, a tough call, because both secondaries (Rams and Chiefs) are banged up. I think if I had the choice I'd play Stafford -- take that for what you will (as you know I've sat the wrong person before).

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Thanks for the input. I have a another day to make my final decisions. Do you guys have any fantasy matchups in which you don't know who to start. Post it here and we will all try to help you out.


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Thanks for the input. I have a another day to make my final decisions. Do you guys have any fantasy matchups in which you don't know who to start. Post it here and we will all try to help you out.



Actually, I posted my "tough decisions" in the other thread, but didn't really look for any responses... just stating I thought i had a couple of tough situations to be in.
Or if I got any, I wouldn't pay too much attention. (After all, we are playing for money, even though its not much)
So I hadn't really figured I would "help" other guys here with their fantasy questions, most especially if it pertains to our league anyway.

BUT- We have all been doing this for a long time, and it is interesting, and we all understand each others plights, misery and good fortune, so its hard not to discuss it, even if only a little.

What you guys do not know, is Alsunday and I started ANOTHER local money league, and we draft in about an hour.
For what its worth, and because we didn't act on this until last minute (middle of this week to be exact), we only hoped to get 8 players.
Also, its $25 a man, paying 1st and 2nd.
I think next year we will try a little bit further in advance preseason, and go for 10 guys at $50, or even $100 a pop.
Between all the guys we know around here in the poker games, that will be an easy league to fill.

So, I may chime in this thread with a few interesting scenarios.
Also......... this will be my first ever season where I am in 2 different leagues, and this other one is only 8 players.
I am expecting a bit more talent to spread around because of the 8 man format, instead of the more popular 10, so this will be interesting.

Another interesting note - I know of a group here locally, that has a 16 MAN league!
I do know its very common strategy for a manager to pick a 2nd string (and third) string RB in earlier draft rounds,and essentially hope for an injury.
Its also expected that you are basically going to have 1 or 2 "top tier players" in that league, and the rest you are basically working with lesser knowns ,very weak rosters and shallow talent pools.
I can only imagine some of the garbage you have to deal with in that league.

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Yeah with an 8 man league there will definitely be more talent to go around. You should wind up with a pretty solid team. Yeah the more managers in a league the more thinking and strategizing you have to do in preparation of the draft.


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Here is my team I drafted in my 8-man league.
I think its interesting to know what guys are thinking when they draft.
Here is your one and only chance to know what TZ DZ was thinking, when he was drafting, in a shorter league.

It is important to note I drew dead last pick in our draft/8th. :x
I don't mind the back to back picks, but then its a very long time till my next pick.
I think I came out damn well.

QBs - Matthew Stafford , Ryan Fitzpatrick
RBs - Darren McFadden , Peyton Hillis , Mike Tolbert , Cedric Benson
WRs - Vincent Jackson,Greg Jennings,Steve Johnson,Kenny Britt,Steve Smith,Jacoby Ford
TEs - Vernon Davis
Kicker - Stephen Gostkowski
DEF - New England


My interesting draft round choices-

End of Round 1 / Round 2 - Darren McFadden , Peyton Hillis
End of Round 3 / Round 4 - Vincent Jackson , Greg Jennings
End of Round 5 / Round 6 - Matthew Stafford , Steve Johnson
End of Round 7 / Round 8 - Mike Tolbert , Kenny Britt
End of Round 9 / Round 10 - Vernon Davis , NE Defense
End of Round 11 / Round 12 - Steve Smith (Carolina), Stephen Gostkowski
End of Round 13 / Round 14 - CEDRIC BENSON , Ryan Fitzpatrick
Round 15 Final Pick - Jacoby Ford

My thoughts...........
Being 8th, I felt McFadden was a no brainer, and I took a flyer on Hillis yet again. I didn't figure to get anyone else that big, if he is even close to the Hillis of last year. I think the only name that was still there that caught my eye, was MJD. I see another injury this season for him, as he just can't seem to stay healthy. So I went with Hillis instead.

A few of the premiere receivers I had wanted were gone when I got to pick next, but Vincent Jackson and Greg Jennings are hard to bitch about. :dance: Roddy White, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitz, and MegaTron were ALL GONE by now. Mike Wallace and Miles Austin (isn't 100%) were still available though. :|

Matt Stafford was about the best QB I could get , as the last pick in round 5. Not my favorite, but should do well this season. I knew Stevie Johnson has had a groin issue, but I also knew he should play Sunday and is apparently almost ready, hence the Round 6 pick. Plus if Fitz keeps up a decent pace and has a good year, Johnson is easily the best target in Buffalo. (or only?) I should note- the WR picks were dwindling at that point also. I think I could have snatched up Dwayne Bowe at this point, but its unrealistic to expect him to have another season as big as last year, and KC doesn't exactly look promising thusfar.

I got Mike Tolbert last in Round 7, as I didn't feel as though there would be a shot later at anyone that promising. Many only had 1-2 RBs at that point. Little did I know I would see Cedric Benson sitting there extremely late, at the end of Round 13. Add in Kenny Britt.

Vernon Davis was one of the few solid TEs left in round 9, so I snatched him and the NE defense up as my round 10 pick. Still not sure on Vernon Davis, I tend to think he is a bit overrated, but it was him or possibly Marcedes Lewis, who is injured.

I wanted another option at WR, in the event Steve Johnson can't play, so with the visions of Cam Newtons week 1 performance in my head, I nailed Steve Smith in late round 11, and picked up Gostkowski as my kicker in 12. I am stoked about Steve Smith this year, he is easily the primary target for Newton. Even in an 8 man league, I thought he was a bargain to pick up in late round 11. Thats a real steal if Cam Newton continues at even 2/3rds his week 1 pace.

Low and behold, there is Cedric Benson in round 13. :wtf: As the only semblance of offense the Bengals have, he was another "must snatch". Then Ryan Fitz as my backup QB.

To close this out, I could have went a few different ways. I started to get another TE, but that lot was picked clean, and I went with Jacoby Ford. Great upside with his speed here.
In retrospect, I could have gotten another Defense, but decided against it.


The only thing I am not happy about, is I probably shouldn't have picked up Jacoby Ford. I was already stacked enough at WR, and prob should have picked up another DEF or TE.
Oh well, I'll look through the TEs in the beginning of the week there.

Overall, I think I did pretty well, all things considered.


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Tough decision - Big Ben or Flacco? Ben stunk up the field last week partially due to the loss of Collins at RT. I read that he plans on utilizing the no huddle strategy vs Seahawks?

Joe has a lot of options especially seeing as the Titans have a limited pass-rush defense but Rice is mean and dirty vs Titans front line. With both ground and air, I don't know if Flacco is going to generate big numbers in the air as much as the ground attack.

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TZ DZ Fan wrote:
Here is my team I drafted in my 8-man league.
I think its interesting to know what guys are thinking when they draft.
Here is your one and only chance to know what TZ DZ was thinking, when he was drafting, in a shorter league.

It is important to note I drew dead last pick in our draft/8th. :x
I don't mind the back to back picks, but then its a very long time till my next pick.
I think I came out damn well.

QBs - Matthew Stafford , Ryan Fitzpatrick
RBs - Darren McFadden , Peyton Hillis , Mike Tolbert , Cedric Benson
WRs - Vincent Jackson,Greg Jennings,Steve Johnson,Kenny Britt,Steve Smith,Jacoby Ford
TEs - Vernon Davis
Kicker - Stephen Gostkowski
DEF - New England


My interesting draft round choices-

End of Round 1 / Round 2 - Darren McFadden , Peyton Hillis
End of Round 3 / Round 4 - Vincent Jackson , Greg Jennings
End of Round 5 / Round 6 - Matthew Stafford , Steve Johnson
End of Round 7 / Round 8 - Mike Tolbert , Kenny Britt
End of Round 9 / Round 10 - Vernon Davis , NE Defense
End of Round 11 / Round 12 - Steve Smith (Carolina), Stephen Gostkowski
End of Round 13 / Round 14 - CEDRIC BENSON , Ryan Fitzpatrick
Round 15 Final Pick - Jacoby Ford

My thoughts...........
Being 8th, I felt McFadden was a no brainer, and I took a flyer on Hillis yet again. I didn't figure to get anyone else that big, if he is even close to the Hillis of last year. I think the only name that was still there that caught my eye, was MJD. I see another injury this season for him, as he just can't seem to stay healthy. So I went with Hillis instead.

A few of the premiere receivers I had wanted were gone when I got to pick next, but Vincent Jackson and Greg Jennings are hard to bitch about. :dance: Roddy White, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitz, and MegaTron were ALL GONE by now. Mike Wallace and Miles Austin (isn't 100%) were still available though. :|

Matt Stafford was about the best QB I could get , as the last pick in round 5. Not my favorite, but should do well this season. I knew Stevie Johnson has had a groin issue, but I also knew he should play Sunday and is apparently almost ready, hence the Round 6 pick. Plus if Fitz keeps up a decent pace and has a good year, Johnson is easily the best target in Buffalo. (or only?) I should note- the WR picks were dwindling at that point also. I think I could have snatched up Dwayne Bowe at this point, but its unrealistic to expect him to have another season as big as last year, and KC doesn't exactly look promising thusfar.

I got Mike Tolbert last in Round 7, as I didn't feel as though there would be a shot later at anyone that promising. Many only had 1-2 RBs at that point. Little did I know I would see Cedric Benson sitting there extremely late, at the end of Round 13. Add in Kenny Britt.

Vernon Davis was one of the few solid TEs left in round 9, so I snatched him and the NE defense up as my round 10 pick. Still not sure on Vernon Davis, I tend to think he is a bit overrated, but it was him or possibly Marcedes Lewis, who is injured.

I wanted another option at WR, in the event Steve Johnson can't play, so with the visions of Cam Newtons week 1 performance in my head, I nailed Steve Smith in late round 11, and picked up Gostkowski as my kicker in 12. I am stoked about Steve Smith this year, he is easily the primary target for Newton. Even in an 8 man league, I thought he was a bargain to pick up in late round 11. Thats a real steal if Cam Newton continues at even 2/3rds his week 1 pace.

Low and behold, there is Cedric Benson in round 13. :wtf: As the only semblance of offense the Bengals have, he was another "must snatch". Then Ryan Fitz as my backup QB.

To close this out, I could have went a few different ways. I started to get another TE, but that lot was picked clean, and I went with Jacoby Ford. Great upside with his speed here.
In retrospect, I could have gotten another Defense, but decided against it.


The only thing I am not happy about, is I probably shouldn't have picked up Jacoby Ford. I was already stacked enough at WR, and prob should have picked up another DEF or TE.
Oh well, I'll look through the TEs in the beginning of the week there.

Overall, I think I did pretty well, all things considered.


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Solid draft. Honestly, I don't think you need to worry much about a backup TE, K, or DEF until the bye week (or at least in the vicinity). It gives you a chance to see if there are any hot hands at those positions as your bye week approaches and then you can drop a weak link to fill the byes.

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DrMoreau wrote:
Tough decision - Big Ben or Flacco? Ben stunk up the field last week partially due to the loss of Collins at RT. I read that he plans on utilizing the no huddle strategy vs Seahawks?

Joe has a lot of options especially seeing as the Titans have a limited pass-rush defense but Rice is mean and dirty vs Titans front line. With both ground and air, I don't know if Flacco is going to generate big numbers in the air as much as the ground attack.

Any educated thoughts?



Tough call there. Honestly, this week I don't think you can go wrong with either pick. I think they will both have good days against weaker Ds. I agree with you - -slight edge to Ben due to the fact that Baltimore may run Rice all day.

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Solid draft. Honestly, I don't think you need to worry much about a backup TE, K, or DEF until the bye week (or at least in the vicinity). It gives you a chance to see if there are any hot hands at those positions as your bye week approaches and then you can drop a weak link to fill the byes.



Yeah, I never worry about a backup kicker, I tend to just drop my primary one after a few weeks of poor numbers, if that situation arises.
With Gostkowski, I will most likely just have him all season. I tend to like kickers on teams that score by the boatload.

ON that note- I DO* like having another decent DEF at my disposal as the year goes on. Perhaps my starting DEF team has a shite matchup, then I have a backup just in case. True- I can always look to the waiver wire, but in a 10 man league like ours,(where many have a backup defense on their team also) the waiver pickings is often slim.
That aside, in this 8 man league, I don't think many have a backup defense, plus 2 fewer managers so theres a bit more to choose from.
Tight ends - I never mind having a backup TE on my team, IF* I have plenty of depth at WR and RB. This year, that is certainly not the case on my Minions team. My talent is spread thin, at least at this point, especially at RB. I had to take a couple of gambles, as there just isn't anything left in the free agents. I am basically scrapping for every point, and a major loss at RB may essentially end any playoff hopes I have in this league.
I hate to say this, but if Arian Foster gets hurt, it will certainly be a boost to my Minions this season.

I am loaded in my 8-man league, so its not much of a problem.


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I think Big Ben is poised for a big game after last week's stinker. I agree with chris that ray rice might get alot of carries (I have him in a league so hope so). Can't go with either one but if I had to guess, Big Ben will have the bigger fantasy day.


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DrMoreau wrote:
Tough decision - Big Ben or Flacco? Ben stunk up the field last week partially due to the loss of Collins at RT. I read that he plans on utilizing the no huddle strategy vs Seahawks?

Joe has a lot of options especially seeing as the Titans have a limited pass-rush defense but Rice is mean and dirty vs Titans front line. With both ground and air, I don't know if Flacco is going to generate big numbers in the air as much as the ground attack.

Any educated thoughts?



If the Steelers have a tough time against the Seahawks, they are going to lose alot of credibility around the league.
That would be a pathetic beating at the hands of the Ravens, followed up by a struggle or defeat by the Seahawks.

#1 - I don't see Ben and company losing to Seattle, in any form.

#2 - I don't think Flacco is going to have to pass the ball as much vs. Tennessee. I look for another decent game by Ray Rice, as one site I go to has the TEN defense ranked 31st. :ROTF:


The catch is, how much is Big Ben going to have to resort to throwing. If he throws a ton, he has some big play men, namely Mike Wallace.


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I hope Big Ben throws to Mike Wallace all day with a few td's by mendenhall.


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Thanks for the input. I have a another day to make my final decisions. Do you guys have any fantasy matchups in which you don't know who to start. Post it here and we will all try to help you out.



Dude, I can't believe you went with Eli over Stafford. Gotta hope Eli goes off tomorrow.

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Doesn't even matter lol...the guy had all his guys go off. He had Fred Jackson, Tom Brady. Pitt Defense, sproles, fred davis and this new guy decker from denver that got him 27.5 points lol. I'm down 161 to 110.5 with just Eli and Giants def/special teams. Even if I had stafford that would just be another 25 points lol.

In our main league me and you have a tight battle as usual. Thought I was screwed with Fitzpatrick when he had like no td's like up until most of the 3rd quarter and somehow winds up with 3 lol. We shall see what happens the rest of the way.


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Doesn't even matter lol...the guy had all his guys go off. He had Fred Jackson, Tom Brady. Pitt Defense, sproles, fred davis and this new guy decker from denver that got him 27.5 points lol. I'm down 161 to 110.5 with just Eli and Giants def/special teams. Even if I had stafford that would just be another 25 points lol.

In our main league me and you have a tight battle as usual. Thought I was screwed with Fitzpatrick when he had like no td's like up until most of the 3rd quarter and somehow winds up with 3 lol. We shall see what happens the rest of the way.


Uhh...you got the win for sure this week. I've only got 2 IDPs left so, another 100+ point total week, yet another loss. This is gonna be a rough season.

My team showed up, but like Scott's last week, your team overachieved and went off! Good job.

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Well, apparently the Chiefs have crawled into a shell and refuse to play ball any more.

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Here is another interesting tidbit............

On Tuesday the 20th, looking to add a bit more depth at WR, I decide to pick up one Jerome Simpson of the Bengals.
Then on Wednesday or Thursday the info hits Yahoo (and other fantasy sites), well here it is copied and pasted directly from Yahoo. :ROTF:

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For authorities tracking a marijuana shipment from California, the trail ended unexpectedly at Simpson's home in suburban northern Kentucky where police say they found more drugs.

Advice: No arrests have been made. Police were still investigating the case Thursday that has entangled Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson, a North Carolina native in his fourth NFL season. A package containing 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana was tracked to Simpson's home. The case is being investigated by police at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, along with other local authorities.



On another site - It appears that it wasn't "only" 2.5 pounds, but that shipment and another stash already there in the home.

Here is another report -
Cincinnati Bengals teammates Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins, both 25, were at Simpson’s home in Crestview Hills, Ky., yesterday when a package allegedly containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana arrived at the house in what authorities called a controlled delivery.

A third person, Aleen Smith, allegedly signed for the package, which was sent from Eureka, Calif., and intercepted in Sacramento, authorities said.All three were questioned at the residence, but no arrests were made at the time.

Inside the home, police allegedly found six more pounds of marijuana, other empty parcels, scales and packaging material.

“The house was set up as a potential distribution network,” said Tommy LaNier, head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a group that is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and helps coordinate marijuana enforcement operations around the United States.

“They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence,” he said.




If these are the types of monkeys I am picking up to try and strengthen my team, you guys have it easy against me this season. :ROTF:

And to comment on what DrM wrote- the Chiefs aren't too far off from the same damn squad as last year, barring the major impact of the loss of Jamaal Charles.
Sooner or later they are going to win a few, but they certainly don't seem competitive.
I personally think they played a little above their heads last year, so that and losing Jamaal Charles has caught up with them.
Cassel has looked pitiful. I should know, as it has killed Dwayne Bowe, and hes on my team.

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Sorry to hear about Simpson TD. However you know the risk with any Bengals players lol. A majority of that team has done something wrong with the law lol. Thats why Palmer decided he needed to get out and retired when the team wouldn't oblige. I just hope AJ Green and Dalton can help turn their image around. Hope they don't get influenced by the malcontents on the team.

I am as shocked as well with the Chiefs DrMoreau. I had some of their players on my team, especially after last years success, figured they could build on it. However in the NFL nothing is guaranteed with the injury bug. I hope they can turn things around but don't see them getting more than 4-5 wins. These injuries (Charles, Berry, etc) and the inconsistent Cassell will just prove too much to overcome.


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Should I start Miles Austin?!?!??!?! Dammit....First they say he is out.....then they say they arent making any decisions. If this wasn't a monday night game I'm sure they would have already taken him out, but since he has that one extra day....lousy human cowboy bastards
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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:55 pm 
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I heard he was out a few weeks Miles with the hamstring.

I hear he is definitely out though. This is what yahoo had to say:

Austin (hamstring) has been declared out for Monday's game against Washington, DallasCowboys.com reports.

Recommendation: As expected. Austin hasn't been ruled out for Week 4, but he's highly questionable at best.
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The injuries this year just seem to be piling up!


In my mind, one of my strengths in these fantasy battles, has been juggling people in and out of the free agents to cover injuries, bad matchups , finding low profile producers etc etc.

So the injuries would just be another way for me to do a bit more of that, but..........

I have been fairly lucky this season thus far, and haven't had too many injuries to deal with.
What killed me in the first couple weeks was Chris Johnson. I'm hoping he gets back up to speed starting tomorrow.

On that note- I have Vernon Davis in my other league, who is doing jack shite this season.
Top it off with he is on the "can't cut" list, and it really sucks because he is just sucking up a spot on my bench I can use for other talent. :x


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Lockout and no mini-camps = insane amounts of injury.

Lots of injuries have been ACL tears. Guys have the strength and speed but those cuts/quick changes of direction are nightmarish on the knees.

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OK, in my 2 leagues, this is what I had to overcome this week.

In our league, I was up against the tandem of Aaron Rodgers + Greg Jennings.
This typically means doom, and my team didn't do much anyway, so no chance there.

In my other league, which is for more money, I was against a guy that had Brady + Welker working against me. :ROTF:
REALLY no chance there either.
Top that off with me starting Kenny Britt in that league also, and he gets hurt in the first half getting me -1. Luckily I have a pretty stacked team there, so I have a solid couple of options on my bench if he misses extended time.


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That is ruff my friend. Those 2 tandems are insane, especially Brady / Welker this year.

In our PTE league I have Manning, Colston, Gates, and now Britt hurt. Not sure how much more of these injuries I can handle. I'm hoping Gates / Britt isn't too serious and Colston is back in a few weeks. However why rush Colston back when the other Saints receivers are doing well.


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jcrm316 wrote:

In our PTE league I have Manning, Colston, Gates, and now Britt hurt. Not sure how much more of these injuries I can handle. I'm hoping Gates / Britt isn't too serious and Colston is back in a few weeks. However why rush Colston back when the other Saints receivers are doing well.


Gates seems to have continual problems with one foot (or foot problems in general), and he had to deal with it most if not all last season.
Man the guy is a beast at his position, but if he keeps having these problems for the next few weeks, he will start to become a big risk when you draft him.
I always thought Colston was a bit overrated, but still a starter, and we all know its tough to lose a starter in fantasy.
Kenny Britt on the other hand, is really starting to shine, and seems to be moving towards top 5 WR status.


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TZ DZ Fan wrote:
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In our PTE league I have Manning, Colston, Gates, and now Britt hurt. Not sure how much more of these injuries I can handle. I'm hoping Gates / Britt isn't too serious and Colston is back in a few weeks. However why rush Colston back when the other Saints receivers are doing well.


Gates seems to have continual problems with one foot (or foot problems in general), and he had to deal with it most if not all last season.
Man the guy is a beast at his position, but if he keeps having these problems for the next few weeks, he will start to become a big risk when you draft him.
I always thought Colston was a bit overrated, but still a starter, and we all know its tough to lose a starter in fantasy.
Kenny Britt on the other hand, is really starting to shine, and seems to be moving towards top 5 WR status.


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Yeah I think Britt might be done for the year which sucks, cause he was growing into a star. Manning I heard prolly won't be back either. I'm gonna have to work some magic to stay competitive in the PTE league this season.


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Many sites are reporting Britt is now out for the year.


I would tell you cats to go pick up Nate Washington, as he had an excellent day yesterday while filling in for Britt. He is now easily the go-to guy WR for the Titans.
Instead , I beat you all to the punch and got him last night late. :dance:




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TZ DZ Fan wrote:
Many sites are reporting Britt is now out for the year.


I would tell you cats to go pick up Nate Washington, as he had an excellent day yesterday while filling in for Britt. He is now easily the go-to guy WR for the Titans.
Instead , I beat you all to the punch and got him last night late. :dance:




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Yeah I was looking for him but figured he was picked up. Nice addition my man.


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Need some help guys. Out of Starks, Best, and Ingram...which 2 rb's would you start this week. I'm leaning towards Starks and Best but with Grant playing this weekend he will prolly lose carries but at the same time New Orleans backfield is crowded with Thomas and Sproles.


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Oooh - tough choices. If New Orleans would ever commit to the running game, Ingram would be a good call especially against Carolina. But with 3 to spread between, it's a risky sitch.

And speaking of Risky - as you said, Grant is back. Maybe they will spread the love around with Grant and Starks but its hard to tell. The Falcons don't have a great RB Def, but look at what the Bears did to Starks 2 weeks ago.

Speaking of the Bears - our friend Best will be put to the test. This is just some good old fashioned rivalry here - but Stafford is rolling on his comeback trail I don't know how many hand-offs Best will get considering is 3.2 yard average.

Now, keeping in mind I have won a single game all this fantasy season - If I had the choices you listed above, I'd go with Best.


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Oooh - tough choices. If New Orleans would ever commit to the running game, Ingram would be a good call especially against Carolina. But with 3 to spread between, it's a risky sitch.

And speaking of Risky - as you said, Grant is back. Maybe they will spread the love around with Grant and Starks but its hard to tell. The Falcons don't have a great RB Def, but look at what the Bears did to Starks 2 weeks ago.

Speaking of the Bears - our friend Best will be put to the test. This is just some good old fashioned rivalry here - but Stafford is rolling on his comeback trail I don't know how many hand-offs Best will get considering is 3.2 yard average.

Now, keeping in mind I have won a single game all this fantasy season - If I had the choices you listed above, I'd go with Best.

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Well, starting two out of those three is tough, but one thing is definite.
Best is a must-start out of those three, and for one big reason alone!
He will get the "Lion's share" of the carries, and get the majority of the work for his team. :dance:
This simply can't be said for the other backs, as there is always another vulture around to get some workload from them.
So DrM is spot on with Best.

Puns aside, you still have to add another in the mix.....

Going on pure workload alone, I think Ingram is the best choice.
He has nearly double the amount of rushes than anyone else with the Saints.
Sproles seems to be more dynamic, and often has bigger gains sprinkled in, but as far pure workload I would have to go with Ingram.

Starks clearly looks to be the worst of the lot simply because even though Grant had some slow weeks early, at one point the Packers recently said that Grant was their main go-to guy. I believe this was right before his recent injury.


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Best and Starks seem like the easy choices. Ingram could have a solid day but he hasn't proven anything yet so tough to go that route.

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lazyboyx51 wrote:
Best and Starks seem like the easy choices. Ingram could have a solid day but he hasn't proven anything yet so tough to go that route.


Thats exactly what I'm thinking bro. I'm also still deciding between Eli verse seattle and Stafford verse Chicago. I'm leaning towards Eli cause I think Chicago has a pretty solid defense. Not sure yet lol.


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jcrm316 wrote:
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Best and Starks seem like the easy choices. Ingram could have a solid day but he hasn't proven anything yet so tough to go that route.


Thats exactly what I'm thinking bro. I'm also still deciding between Eli verse seattle and Stafford verse Chicago. I'm leaning towards Eli cause I think Chicago has a pretty solid defense. Not sure yet lol.



Well IMHO, I think Eli is a good shot because Seattle blows. Stafford will have a tougher time against Chicago -- but I still need Staff and Megatron to blast off in the PtE fantasy league. :D

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Ok which 2 rb's should I start out of these 3. I have Lynch, Mendenhall, Chris Johnson. I'm leaning towards Lynch n Mendenhall...but I'm torn between starting Lynch over CJ...I know Lynch has scored the last 6 games and is playing Washington but I just have a feeling he isn't gonna do anything this week and CJ will have game of his life. I have bradshaw also but he will be out this week I believe and I have Tate who scores but with Foster does lose potential for crazy fantasy numbers. What do you guys think.


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I think Lynch is the easiest choice out of the three.
Tremendous amount of carries lately, how could you not start him? (like 30 or so each game)
Plus the skins aren't exactly lighting people up, so another heavy dose of running should be on the menu for Seattle. (just hope Justin Forsett doesn't eat the goal line work)

Now CJ and Mendenhall, thats the tough one.

Pitt should have an easy time vs KC, but they are largely a strong passing threat.
CJ vs. the Bucs.
Considering that the Bucs have been second friendliest to RBs......... I think I know who I would "gamble" on, and that would be CJ.

Of course, you know how this works, as soon as you play one he nosedives. :dance:



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Of course, you know how this works, as soon as you play one he nosedives. :dance:


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