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ervinsm84
09-07-2011, 02:13 AM
My decisions for the week. Love to hear your thoughts. Post your tough or close ones too.

beanie wells vs carr or shonn green vs Dallas

Mario manningam vs porous washington D or Miles Austin vs Jets/revis

Eric_the_Red
09-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Not sure how Dallas is vs. RB, but I know Car is terrible, so I say start Wells.

As for the WR, I think I'd start Manningham, but I wouldn't be all that comfortable about it either way.

Boss-Hog
09-07-2011, 07:37 AM
I have one myself: two have these three have to start (one at WR, one at RB/WR):

RB Reggie Bush vs NE
WR Brandon Marshall vs NE
WR Wes Welker vs. MIA

I think Reggie Bush is the likely start at RB/WR (let me know if you disagree, though), but I see Marshall and Welker, considering this matchup, as very even. Your thoughts?

LoganBuck
09-07-2011, 08:30 AM
I don't trust Reggie Bush in week 1. I want to see how he is used. I would go Walker and Marshall.

Boss-Hog
09-07-2011, 08:49 AM
I don't trust Reggie Bush in week 1. I want to see how he is used. I would go Walker and Marshall.

Very valid point...

Eric_the_Red
09-07-2011, 09:16 AM
I second the Welker/Marshall start.

Boss-Hog
09-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Thanks guys...

Caveat Emperor
09-07-2011, 02:29 PM
My decisions for the week. Love to hear your thoughts. Post your tough or close ones too.

beanie wells vs carr or shonn green vs Dallas

Mario manningam vs porous washington D or Miles Austin vs Jets/revis

Wells v. Carolina & Manningham v. Washington. Easy calls, IMO.

Homer Bailey
09-07-2011, 03:19 PM
I don't trust Reggie Bush in week 1. I want to see how he is used. I would go Walker and Marshall.


Wells v. Carolina & Manningham v. Washington. Easy calls, IMO.

Agree with both of these.

Start one of the following:

Best vs TB
Tolbert vs Minn
Tate vs. Ind
Hightower vs. NYG

(I hate that I did this with my RB's. I'm going to face this decision every single week).

KoryMac5
09-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Tolbert is a timeshare, Tate is hoping Foster doesn't play, so I would say those two are out unless Foster is sat before game time. Personally I would go with Best as I think Stafford and the Lions passing attack will open up some lanes for Best.

BuckeyeRed27
09-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Start Beanie or Addai?

LoganBuck
09-07-2011, 04:21 PM
Didn't Best just suffer another concussion recently? Admittedly I don't know precisely what is up with him, but they did just snag Keiland Williams off waivers from the Skins.

bucksfan2
09-07-2011, 04:23 PM
Start Beanie or Addai?

Who knows what the Colts are going to look like. Wells plays Carolina who is going to be awful. I go Wells.

As for the other questions:
I go Welker and Marshall. If its a PPR league I may put Bush in there instead of Marshall but I don't know what to think of Bush right now.

Best is a starter, right? If he starts I go Best. If Foster is out I go Tate.

Wells vs. Carolina over Greene. I don't think the decision is so easy Austin v Manningham. Austin will have a more difficult match up but Romo will look to him first and foremost. You may out think yourself on this one.

bucksfan2
09-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Here is my question. Have 3 slots open for these 4 players.

Daniel Thomas vs. NE
AJ Green vs. CLE
Plaxico Burress vs. DAL
Miles Austin vs. NYJ

nmculbreth
09-07-2011, 04:59 PM
I don't think the decision is so easy Austin v Manningham. Austin will have a more difficult match up but Romo will look to him first and foremost. You may out think yourself on this one.

I agree. While I understand that Austin has a tough match up against the Jets secondary, I'd rather take my chances with an elite WR with a bad match up than a mediocre WR with a more favorable match up. JMHO.

nmculbreth
09-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Here is my question. Have 3 slots open for these 4 players.

Daniel Thomas vs. NE
AJ Green vs. CLE
Plaxico Burress vs. DAL
Miles Austin vs. NYJ

I think Austin and Burress are pretty much locks. For the third pick I'd go Thomas over Green but I don't have a particularly strong feeling about the decision. I don't love starting Thomas, mostly because of the ambiguity about how the Dolphins are going to handle their backfield and the fact that I'd expect NE to get ahead early and force the Dolphins to try to catch up through the air. That said I don't see Green as a a great start this week due to the QB situation and the typically slow learning curve for rookie WRs. When in doubt, I go with the RB.

ervinsm84
09-07-2011, 05:24 PM
Thanks everyone for the responses. Much appreciated.

Id bench reggie bush in the one group of 3

Id start jahvid best in the one group of 4 rbs listed above.

Id go with beanie over addai.






Here is my question. Have 3 slots open for these 4 players.

Daniel Thomas vs. NE
AJ Green vs. CLE
Plaxico Burress vs. DAL
Miles Austin vs. NYJ

I think id bench green.

KoryMac5
09-07-2011, 06:53 PM
I wouldn't touch Thomas with a ten foot pole as he had a bad camp. Word is he runs upright and doesn't hit the hole well, very tentative. I know Dalton is throwing the ball to him but I think AJ Green will have a pretty respectable day as Dalton will look for him a lot. I am starting him and I have him at 6 for 75 yds with a TD.

Eric_the_Red
09-07-2011, 10:10 PM
Here is my question. Have 3 slots open for these 4 players.

Daniel Thomas vs. NE
AJ Green vs. CLE
Plaxico Burress vs. DAL
Miles Austin vs. NYJ

Thomas, Burress and Austin.

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2011, 01:45 PM
Here is my question. Have 3 slots open for these 4 players.

Daniel Thomas vs. NE
AJ Green vs. CLE
Plaxico Burress vs. DAL
Miles Austin vs. NYJ

Plax, Austin and Green -- I have Thomas in both of my fantasy leagues, but I'm not showing him any PT until I get a better handle on who is going to be getting the key carries (1st / 2nd down carries & Goal-to-Go carries) for Miami this year.



Best vs TB
Tolbert vs Minn
Tate vs. Ind
Hightower vs. NYG

Best v. TB -- Bucs run defense was suspect last year, and they're starting a rookie at MLB (Mason Foster) who, while having tremendous upside potential, is still going to make mistakes with calls and filling gaps.


Start Beanie or Addai?

Beanie until you have a handle on what the Colts offense looks like without Manning.

Buckeye33
09-09-2011, 05:20 PM
OK, here are my questions for this week.

Romo vs NYJ or Freeman vs DET

Non PPR league: Tate vs IND (if Foster is out) or Wayne vs HOU

PPR league, start 1: Tolbert vs MIN, McGahee vs OAK, S. Smith (CAR) vs OAK

Buckeye33
09-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Also, I would suggest to everyone who is listing questions to please include if it is a PPR or non PPR league, or any special scoring as that can be a big factor in decisions.

Hillsdale87
09-09-2011, 05:43 PM
OK, here are my questions for this week.

Romo vs NYJ or Freeman vs DET

Non PPR league: Tate vs IND (if Foster is out) or Wayne vs HOU

PPR league, start 1: Tolbert vs MIN, McGahee vs OAK, S. Smith (CAR) vs OAK

If Foster is out, I'd play Tate.

For the other 3, I'd probably play Steve Smith. Carolina is actually playing Arizona, and their secondary is nothing special. I think Carolina will be down and need to throw.

Hillsdale87
09-09-2011, 05:47 PM
PPR League - pick 2

Ray Rice vs Steelers
LeGarrette Blount vs Lions
Shonn Greene vs Jets
Reggie Bush vs Patriots

I'm leaning toward Bush and Blount. It's hard to bench Rice, but he only had 100 total yards against the Steelers last year in 3 games. I'm hoping Bush will be used heavily in the passing game

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2011, 05:47 PM
OK, here are my questions for this week.

Romo vs NYJ or Freeman vs DET

Non PPR league: Tate vs IND (if Foster is out) or Wayne vs HOU

PPR league, start 1: Tolbert vs MIN, McGahee vs OAK, S. Smith (CAR) vs OAK

1. Freeman looked awful in the preseason, but he was a fairly consistent fantasy QB down the stretch last season -- Romo also has Revis Island to deal with, and overall a much better secondary to face against NYJ.

I'd go Freeman at home, but I think this is a coin flip really.

2. With Tate you have two major issues -- 1, the possibility that Arian Foster might actually play (monitor that situation very closely) and 2. the fact that Derrick Ward is going to get the start if Foster is out. I expect Tate will get touches, but no idea how many.

I'm not as scared of Kerry Collins as a lot of people apparently are. He's not in Manning's universe, but he's probably good for 20 TDs over the course of a season, and I'd expect Wayne to get the ball a lot.

Start Wayne.

3. If Newton does anything on offense, it'll be pushing the ball downfield for a big play. That means Steve Smith will be involved. I'd give him the nod over Tolbert.

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2011, 05:54 PM
PPR League - pick 2

Ray Rice vs Steelers
LeGarrette Blount vs Lions
Shonn Greene vs Jets
Reggie Bush vs Patriots

I'm leaning toward Bush and Blount. It's hard to bench Rice, but he only had 100 total yards against the Steelers last year in 3 games. I'm hoping Bush will be used heavily in the passing game

Don't overthink things here -- Rice and Blount are the only two backs on that list who are guaranteed to see the ball consistently without the threat of another back stealing carries (the way Tomlinson will in NY and Thomas will in MIA).

I wouldn't have drafted Bush at all, but if I had him I certainly wouldn't play him until you get some sense of what he'll be doing in Miami's offense. If he's off the field on 1st and 2nd down with regularity, he's not someone you want tying up a spot that could go to an every-down back like Rice or Blount.

Buckeye33
09-09-2011, 06:01 PM
PPR League - pick 2

Ray Rice vs Steelers
LeGarrette Blount vs Lions
Shonn Greene vs Jets
Reggie Bush vs Patriots

I'm leaning toward Bush and Blount. It's hard to bench Rice, but he only had 100 total yards against the Steelers last year in 3 games. I'm hoping Bush will be used heavily in the passing game

Rice is the goal line back now in Baltimore and there is no reason not to believe the coaches on this. He is set to have an unbelievable fantasy year, especially in PPR format which you said your league is.

Rice is a must start, even against the Steelers. Blount is a good bet to score from short yardage so I would go with him over the other 2 until Greene and Bush's roles are defined.

Mario-Rijo
09-10-2011, 11:05 AM
I think I already blew one. Started Roy Williams over Jordy Nelson and was going against Aaron Rodgers! I almost started Jordy but I just wasn't sure where he was gonna end up in the GB WR pecking order, should have went with my gut. Here's to hoping Roy Williams actually does something this weekend. Will probably have to start Nelson from here on out though because Colston is out for about 4 weeks. Was already thin here.

KoryMac5
09-11-2011, 11:13 AM
ESPN now saying Foster is unlikely to play today. Glad I snatched up Ward.

Mario-Rijo
09-12-2011, 02:48 AM
ESPN now saying Foster is unlikely to play today. Glad I snatched up Ward.

Same here, but it still killed me, should have also picked up Tate I guess. I lost Colston mid game, lost Ward too soon and failed to start Nelson even though my gut said so. I lost by a stinking point, this is same story different year for me.

Homer Bailey
09-12-2011, 02:40 PM
Agree with both of these.

Start one of the following:

Best vs TB
Tolbert vs Minn
Tate vs. Ind
Hightower vs. NYG

(I hate that I did this with my RB's. I'm going to face this decision every single week).

I went with Tate, but I couldn't really go wrong here. Tolbert scored the most, followed by Tate, then Hightower, then Best. If Foster continues to miss time, I'm going to ride out Tate. Otherwise, it looks like Hightower is going to get a ton of work.

Buckeye33
09-12-2011, 04:40 PM
PPR League - pick 2

Ray Rice vs Steelers
LeGarrette Blount vs Lions
Shonn Greene vs Jets
Reggie Bush vs Patriots

I'm leaning toward Bush and Blount. It's hard to bench Rice, but he only had 100 total yards against the Steelers last year in 3 games. I'm hoping Bush will be used heavily in the passing game

Hopefully you stuck with your 1st rounder and played Rice.

Hillsdale87
09-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Hopefully you stuck with your 1st rounder and played Rice.

Yea. I started Rice and Bush. Bush's 9 receptions were great. I left Kenny Britt on my bench, but I couldn't sit Roddy White or Hakeem Nicks. I was worried about my QB situation since I drafted Peyton, but Ryan Fitzpatrick did just fine! :beerme:

Razor Shines
09-14-2011, 10:06 PM
I'm in a 12 team league but made some nice pickups that I flipped for some nice deals.

Right now I have to decide between these guys for rb, rb, rb/wr, wr wr.

Gore
Mcfadden
Bradshaw
Stevie Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Desean Jackson

Buckeye33
09-15-2011, 10:11 PM
I'm in a 12 team league but made some nice pickups that I flipped for some nice deals.

Right now I have to decide between these guys for rb, rb, rb/wr, wr wr.

Gore
Mcfadden
Bradshaw
Stevie Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Desean Jackson

Sit Stevie as he is having a groin issue and even outside that I think I would rate him 6th among this group.

LoganBuck
09-16-2011, 12:19 AM
For RB3 slot, standard scoring
Deangelo Williams versus Green Bay or LT versus Jags

Buckeye33
09-16-2011, 11:55 AM
For RB3 slot, standard scoring
Deangelo Williams versus Green Bay or LT versus Jags

Stick with DeAngelo. Both guys are in a time share, but Williams has the better upside obviously.

Buckeye33
09-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Here is my issue for this week, and most likely every week the rest of the season.

PPR league: Start 1

Tolbert @NE
S. Smith (CAR) vs GB
McGahee vs CIN (if Moreno doesn't play)

bucksfan2
09-16-2011, 12:53 PM
Here is my issue for this week, and most likely every week the rest of the season.

PPR league: Start 1

Tolbert @NE
S. Smith (CAR) vs GB
McGahee vs CIN (if Moreno doesn't play)

If Moreno doesn't go I would start McGahee.

I am not buying Newton just yet and think Smith could be a roller coaster ride this season.

Hillsdale87
09-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Pick 2 (PPR League):

Roddy White vs Eagles
Hakeem Nicks vs Rams (dealing with injury)
Kenny Britt vs Ravens
Santana Moss vs Cardinals

LoganBuck
09-16-2011, 10:15 PM
Pick 2 (PPR League):

Roddy White vs Eagles
Hakeem Nicks vs Rams (dealing with injury)
Kenny Britt vs Ravens
Santana Moss vs Cardinals

The only one in that group that I would sit is Nicks, because of the injury question.

In a vacuum, without knowing names, just defenses, I might be inclined to start Moss and Britt, because both are playing very young secondaries.

LoganBuck
09-18-2011, 08:15 AM
Fred Jackson versus Oakland
James Starks versus Carolina

Standard Scoring

Razor Shines
09-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Fred Jackson versus Oakland
James Starks versus Carolina

Standard Scoring

Hopefully you went with F Jax.

LoganBuck
09-19-2011, 02:14 PM
Hopefully you went with F Jax.

Yep

LoganBuck
10-02-2011, 07:51 AM
Pick two for today. Daniel Thomas out, trade pending I get Hakeem Nicks for Shonn Greene. My opponent is crippled this week.

LT versus Baltimore
Deangelo W versus Chicago
Knowshon Moreno versus Green Bay
Titus Young versus Dallas

Tuff Nut
12-04-2011, 10:25 AM
S. Smith, CAR........(forgot who they are playing) or Fitz, AZ vs DALLAS. I love Fitz but with no QB it is hard to stick with him.