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Fantasy Football Advice Thread

Discussion in 'Fantasy Football' started by The Rev, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. The Rev

    The Rev Totus Tuus Administrator Luxury Box Club Member

    Hi everyone,

    As the season is about to begin, we all want to ask who we should start/sit. I know the advice from all of you on a weekly basis helped me make the playoffs last year. I will stickey this thread so we can just have 1 thread about who to sit/start. I'll begin the process:

    In my money league, I have three RB's and I need to start 2.
    Clinton Portis vs Giants
    Ricky Williams vs Falcons
    Larry Johnson vs Ravens.

    1. Whom should I start?
    2. Should I drop one RB (if so whom) in favor of picking up either:

    C. Buckhalter vs Bengals or
    D. Sproles vs Oakland
    C. Benson vs Broncos

    My league points are as follows:
    Thanks!! :wink2:
     
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  2. Striking

    Striking Junior Member

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    Pick-up Benson and ax Williams.

    Then I would start Portis and Benson.
     
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  3. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    How on earth did Cedrick Benson not get drafted in your league? Drop Ricky and pick him up immediately. He's one of 7 RBs this year that isn't sharing carries and he has a great match up against Denver.
     
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  4. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    This
     
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  5. Striking

    Striking Junior Member

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    I'm having some trouble deciding between Chris Johnson @ Pitt, Grant vs Chi and Kevin Smith @ NO. I can start from 0 to 2 RBs and 3 to 5 WRs. Wideouts are Colston, Jennings, Mason, Moore, Tony Gonzalez and Witten.

    Right now I have Grant, Smith, Colston, Jennings and Moore in the starting lineup.

    Any suggestions?
     
  6. The Rev

    The Rev Totus Tuus Administrator Luxury Box Club Member

    Why not start Witten?
     
  7. Striking

    Striking Junior Member

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    Traditionally the Bucs are good at defending TEs. We'll see how that plays out as the year progresses with a new defensive scheme.

    And I'm expecting NO to throw 50 times vs Det. Even if Brees goes 30 for 50 that is a lot of completions and yards. This is especially true if Thomas is out.

    I'm not sure I will have the opportunity to change my lineup before Sunday's games so I'll have to make my final decision by tomorrow night. I did not start Johnson though I'm glad he is looking good vs Pitt.
     
  8. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    I dont have Santonio Holmes on my team, can I start him anyway? Hes doing good tonight.
     
  9. Ultra

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    RB help

    So I play in an 8 team league with some guys I went to school with. I ended up with 4 stud running backs and need help with who to start.

    DeAngelo Williams
    Michael Turner
    Reggie Bush
    Ronnie Brown

    Right now I have Williams and Bush starting...but I'm torn between having Willimas and Turner starting. Thanks for any insight :up:
     
  10. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Is it PPR? If not I wouldn't touch Bush.

    I'd start Williams and Turner to start the season.
     
  11. Ultra

    Ultra Lazy

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    yes, we get points for return yardage. 1 per 20 I think. The thing that's killing me is Bush is playing Detroit, so I expect them to run a lot, and I'm not sold on Turner putting out big numbers against our D...
     
  12. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Reggie Bush = not a stud RB. Gotta start Turner. Can't play with you heart in fantasy football if you want to win. Just start him and hope he gets you 0 points. At least you're creating a win win situation for yourself. And if you're hellbent on not starting Turner, I'd start Ronnie over Reggie Bush. But that's just me.
     
  13. Ultra

    Ultra Lazy

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    thanks guys, Turner goes in. But if Bush goes off on Detroit I'm coming back in here :tantrum: :up:
     
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  14. JDelenne

    JDelenne Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Is it worth starting Brandon Marshall this week vs Cincinnati? I'm debating him vs Donald Driver against the bears. I mean Marshall has alot of talent but replacing Cutler with Orton I'm not so sure on the numbers that he'll put up.
    Another person I could use is Julius Jones vs St Louis since its a flex spot. I think he'll get more touches than James will and St Louis didn't have the best run D last year.
     
  15. PeaTearGriffin

    PeaTearGriffin Season Ticket Holder

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    I would drop Hixon for Donald Brown but this is without knowing who else you have.
     
  16. Ultra

    Ultra Lazy

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    wow, my backs had a sucky week. With the help from this thread I was able to put in Turner who sucked a little less that Bush. Thanks help thread! :up:
     
  17. late again

    late again Senior Member

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    Alright, I'm looking for some insight and/or advice.
    1. Patrick Crayton or TJ Houshmanzadah this week? Crayton did great this week. Next game is their home opener against NYG.
    2. (Assuming McNabb plays) McNabb or Matt Schaub this week?
    Thanks for asst.
     
  18. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Don't see how you could sit Housh.

    McNabb is going to be beat up and any hit could end the game for him. Shaub, I have 0 faith in against the Titans. I own both of these guys too and I'm hoping to scoop Campbell off the wire to start against Det.
     
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  19. 305

    305 Ryan F'n Tannehill Club Member

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    Go away.. 'batin.
    Here's a question... how much longer till Leinart gets the starting nod over Warner?
     
  20. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Here's what's got me stumped this week -

    Cedrick Benson @ Green Bay

    or

    Lendale White vs. Houston

    or

    Ahmad Bradshaw @ Dallas.

    Both Lendale and Ahmad have better matchups than Cedrick, but are splitting carries. Cedrick will probably get 25 touches as compared to the 12 or 13 Lendale or Ahmad will get, but will he be able to move the ball or score on Green Bay?
     
  21. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    I like Bradshaw. Esp in PPR.

    Benson goes as Palmer does and their OL looks pretty bad. GB should be able to shut them down.

    Anytime you start Lendale your really just hoping for a TD. If not, your prob screwed.
     
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  22. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Not a PPR league, but if it were I would probably stick with Benson as he would most likely have more catches. He had quite a few receptions last week, and I expect the Bengals to be down early this game and I'm thinking he'll get a few passes thrown his way this week as well.

    But Bradshaw is still an intriguing option. Looks like it's going to be almost an even split between him and Jacobs and Cadillac and Ward both racked up over 50 yards and a score each last week against Dallas.
     
  23. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    I think Bradshaw could have a nice game. I could see NY taking the lead fast and not looking back.
     
  24. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    Pick a WR for this week:

    Antonio Bryant
    Devin Hester
    Jerrico Cotchery
     
  25. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    Cotchery
    Hester
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    Bryant(might be out)
     
  26. UM_all_day

    UM_all_day New Member

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    hard choice, one team has a player that might be out and the other two face defenses that will take the player out of the game.........JC is good but patriots defense didn't allow evans and TO to run free (even though Edwards has no deep ball).........and don't the bears play the steelers? Hester might get shut down but I'm not sure with Troy P out.......I am not that good with FF so if I'm wrong sorry in advance lol

    my choice-hester
     
  27. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    thanks guys....
     
  28. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Cotchery is a no-brainer IMO.
     
  29. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Benson. When faced with choosing between a starter and a backup (or two) I always side with the guy I know is getting the overwhelming majority of the carries unless they play the Ravens or another elite run D.

    Bradshaw could get some carries since the Cowboys are expecting a ton of Jacobs but could and will are two different things. Lenwhale is my 2nd choice.

    Cotchery should be playing from behind and getting throws early and often. No brainer
     
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  30. 305

    305 Ryan F'n Tannehill Club Member

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    Not a PPR... Gotta start one of the following...
    McFadden
    Pierre Thomas (assuming he's healthy...er)
    Jon Stewart
    Moreno
     
  31. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Idk who they play but Id say McF or Moreno.
     
  32. bg34

    bg34 Junior Member

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    Start Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush?

    Thanks.
     
  33. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Calvin Johnson for sure IMO.
     
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  34. 305

    305 Ryan F'n Tannehill Club Member

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    Go away.. 'batin.
    CJ... Pierre Thomas is back
     
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  35. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    Gore @ MIN
    Ronnie @ SD
    Hightower vs IND

    starting 2 RBs.

    Gore has the worst matchup, but should I start him anyway? I'm playing my dad this week. Last year 2 of his 5 wins were against me. I need to blank him this year. I had a dream last night where I was laughing at my dad as Gore scored his 7th TD of the game vs the Vikes in the first half. Is this a sign? I have a hard time benching the guy that singlehandedly propelled me to victory last week. HELP!
     
  36. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Ronnie and Gore. Hightower is much more risky with a lower ceiling, IMO.
     
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  37. Tractor Traylor

    Tractor Traylor Crafty Veteran

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    With Gore and Ronnie as options, you shouldn't even consider Hightower. That game will be an aerial battle, with each team looking to keep up with one another. Gore is a stud no doubt, but like you said, he is playing one of the top run defenses in the league. If you can only start 1, I am tempting to start Ronnie. Last week was encouraging, but with the way our play calling has been, it makes you second guess. That said, I would roll the dice with Ronnie Brown. San Diego ranks 24th against the run and hopefully Henning realizes that the offensive gameplan was not the issue last week.

    1. Brown
    2. Gore
    3. Hightower
     
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  38. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    Hightower is no slouch. This is a PPR league, and Hightower leads all RBs with 15 recs.
     
  39. Tractor Traylor

    Tractor Traylor Crafty Veteran

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    Hightower isn't a horrible option, especially if its PPR. I wasn't sure what your scoring system was, so I assumed basic. Definitely a boost for him. The more I look at it, I don't like the Gore matchup.

    I don't know if its the same league, but is this your money league that you have listed in your trade thread? If so, I would give McCoy a long look this week. Westbrook might not be a go this week, so McCoy would be a strong play against KC.
     
  40. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    He had 12 rec in one game where AZ was trying to limit Warner to short passes to build his confidence after returning from a stinger. I don't see him getting anywhere near half of those catches again in a single game. That and he still sucks at running the ball.
     

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