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- Reply to Jerry 13 hours ago
Conventional wisdom is Jennings over Vereen except in PPR. Plus you have to ask who has the toughest matchup between Shady, Stacy and Jennings, and I'm not sure the answer to that is all that obvious because lately the Lions have been lights out vs the run while abysmal vs the pass...in your opinion which is McCoy, by the way, primarily a runner or a receiver? The Rams are lost without Stacy (yes, they're likely "lost" with him too) so volume alone makes him a starter. The number of Eagle offensive plays and the corresponding likely touches for McCoy puts him in too. Putting you back to Vereen or Jennings. I have both and I have Vereen lightly penciled in so far and my only rationale is the more explosive the offense the more likely a critical part that I own will go off. Tough choice. Good luck.
Paps points out your problem: you may not know who starts for the Bears until after you've lost your alternative. Unless Manuel is an acceptable alternative for you you're stuck with Keenum.
Interesting that a completely erratic performer like Sproles is characterized as your "safe" choice. Omitting injury games Sproles is averaging just under 10 PPG in PPR with a high of 26 and a low of 4 over his past 5 games (hint! Hint! 26 is more than 1/2 of the 49 points scored over those 5 games). What the stats tell you is precisely what your eyes tell you: Sproles value is wildly unpredictable as it entirely depends on what his role is game to game. I lack a well focused crystal ball and have accordingly benched Sproles for more predictable alternatives. As an underdog take a Sproles flier. As a favorite look elsewhere (as I am). Good luck.
RG3. He is the straw to The Skins offense. Smith's production depends on game flow: he won't air it out if Charles and Davis eat Washington's lunch (as they figure to). In a competitive game Smith scores. In a game where KC leads most of the way RG3 scores.
I'm with Nick. Allen is the clear #1 target for Rivers, is in a strong offense, consistently produces, and draws a very weak coverage defense. White, despite a wonderful career, has had precisely 1 productive game this season, and, by his own admission, remains limited by his injuries.
Both should be good to reasonable plays, but the KC defense remains dinged up and has had 4 consecutive disappointing outings. The Chiefs just aren't getting the edge pressure that they consistently achieved in their first 8 or so games and the results are showing: cleaner pockets mean Rivers, Manning and even Keenum pose real downfield threats. In one league I would readily start RG3 as he now looks like an ok matchup but for having Foles in what should be a superior matchup vs Detroit. Seattle would be an easy start for me.
Green is a very speculative add. He is playing much more now. With Royal's injury the Chargers went to 2 TE as the base formation and Green saw over 90% of the snaps but still saw very few targets and only 2 receptions. Royal's return may diminish Green's playing time and TD dependent fantasy producers risk a zero. Clay gave you 80+ yards last week and he's a consistent Red Zone threat. While both have good matchups this week I'd rather have Clay.
It's a bit soon to know for sure, but if Flynn is at QB again he and the Packers OLine injuries have diminished Lacy's value to the point that he would be my sit. With Rodgers playing, even with his likely rust (perhaps because of his likely rust), Lacy plays and Desean or Fitz sits, and to me that's a coin toss as both have quality matchups vs very weak back end coverages, Fitz burned the Rams for 2 TDs in game 1 and both QBs are hot.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 10:07 AM Flag
I have the same choice in a full PPR league and am sticking with Vereen. I think it's a close call in a half point league as I like Rainey's matchup this week and Pats RB prospects vary greatly week to week. I would likely keep Vereen just because he's in the far more productive offense.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:48 AM Flag
In one league I have been streaming QBs all season, landed on Palmer 4 weeks ago and haven't looked back. He has another good matchup this week at home vs the Rams assuming his patchwork OLine holds up. Good luck.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:44 AM Flag
I would hang on to Fleener as it's unclear what Thomas' health may be. Your extra defense has less value after this week's matchup and likely can be dropped safely for Edelman. You also may want to rethink keeping Harvin depending on how many keepers you get and the round(s) yielded for retention for in a 3 or 4 keeper league Harvin likely wouldn't make the cut. Good luck.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:31 AM Flag
Sit Sproles without a second thought as his involvement in the game plan is too variable to accurately project. My other 2 starts would be Rice and Rainey as both have reasonable matchups and will be the primary backs.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:27 AM Flag
With those choices you're likely the projected underdog so I'd look to double up and see if the Chargers can produce a high scoring game with Rivers and Green. Stacy. Garçon, Cruz and Cooper.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:23 AM Flag
Newton starts this week and most every week. It depends on which "Tate," of course, but P T would be my sit assuming it's not Golden Tate.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:20 AM Flag
Hartline isn't close to the other 2 in fantasy or real football. You can track DeSean's production to who is covering him (Patrick Petersen last week). Both of your WR1s have better matchups this week than your WR3/4.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 3, 2013 9:14 AM Flag
I'm having trouble deciding. Houston plays competitively and finds ever more intriguing ways to lose and threatens to yield Jax its first home win. I own, and planned on starting, Houston in one league, but I'm rethinking that now. A team that has its longest losing streak in franchise history is not choice one for starting in the playoffs. Carolina is playing well and the Saints looked vulnerable last night. I would play the Panthers ahead of Houston but unenthusiastically so as I think Payton will get his team back on track.