135 Responses to “Week 3 Blog: Around the League and Start/Sit Advice (Updated: Sunday AM)”

  1. Milwaukee's Best says:

    Stafford over Romo ROS?

  2. sclasclemski says:

    I have pierre garcon in a salary/contract league and he’s for a decent amount of cap for 3 more seasons after this one…I was wondering if its worth stashing him still are cutting bait…or should I just try to ride it out for now?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I’d ride it out for now, but he’s not looking good. But it’s not like he’s lost his value for good. We all know what is at the heart of the issue.

  3. Ken says:

    Can start 7 of the following, which 7 would you roll with
    must start 3 or 4 wr`s
    Mike Wallace(Pit – WR) @Ind
    Dez Bryant(Dal – WR) Was
    Jordy Nelson(GB – WR) @Chi
    Eric Decker(Den – WR) @Ten
    must start 2 or 3 rb`s
    LeGarrette Blount(TB – RB) Atl
    James Starks(GB – RB) @Chi
    Ben Tate(Hou – RB) @NO
    Cedric Benson(Cin – RB) SF
    must start 1 0r 2 te`s
    Jermichael Finley(GB – TE)@Chi
    Jimmy Graham(NO – TE) Hou
    Rob Gronkowski(NE – TE)@Buf

  4. Drew says:

    What are your thoughts on Preston Parker, can’t find much on him anywhere, seems like at one point he had a solid pedigree being at FSU, worth a flier?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      He’s a virtual unknown but worthy of a roster spot right now. You can’t expect too much from him but the TB passing game is looking for playmakers other than Mike Williams. Could be Briscoe, could be Parker. I’d move on Parker if you have a roster spot to burn. Decent size, decent speed and an opportunity. He’s worth a hold for a couple of weeks.

  5. Killa Cam says:

    Do you trade away Ryan Mathews for Chris Johnson in dynasty?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      1 for 1? Absolutely if you can get it. CJ isn’t dead. He got into camp late and doesn’t have his game back yet. His second game is against one of the better run defenses in the league but look at his remaining schedule. With the TEN passing game taking shape, CJ will be up and running quickly again.

      If you can get Johnson straight up for Mathews, I’d do that RIGHT NOW!

      • Killa Cam says:

        And what if you had to throw in Harvin?

        • DLF_Jeff says:

          PPR league? If so, that’s too much for me. If it’s not a PPR league, it’s closer but I still don’t think I’d do it. I like CJ, but two young producing players like that is a bit to give up unless you’ve got really solid depth.

  6. Coach says:

    I need 2 running backs, non ppr:

    Starks, Hightower, Green-Ellis, Foster

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Non-PPR makes this very interesting. I’d probably go with Starks and Hightower this week. Foster looks to be out for a week or two. Green-Ellis has been good for TDs thus far but I’d still prefer more touches and more yardage potential.

  7. Mac says:

    1/2 PPR, which do you like? 3 separate leagues. Thanks!!!
    1) Pick one: Matt Ryan or Cam Newton?
    2) Pick one: Blount, Starks or Beanie?
    3) Pick two: MJD, Britt, Dez, or Steve Smith (Car)?

  8. Camel says:

    Curious on how you would rank these waiver moves. Dynasty .5 PPR, 22 roster. I have no idea how all these guys are still available.

    Victor Cruz
    Taiwon Jones
    Tashard Choice
    Jaquizz Rodgers
    Matt Flynn
    Deji Karim
    Vincent Brown
    Greg Salas
    Steve Smith (Phi)
    Denario Alexander
    Randy Moss
    Ryan Williams

  9. Denzy says:

    PPR league

    Who’s the odd man out? One will be RB2 and the other my flex play RB/WR:
    B.Tate, M.Tolbert, S.Johnson ?

    TE- F.Davis or D.Clark?

  10. DrR says:

    1/2 ppr

    QB: Freeman or Fitzpatrick, would go with Fitz if he weren’t facing NE

    2 WR: Wallace, Meachem, Jordy Nelson, Mike Thomas, Crabtree (Is he worth holding onto? his foot injury is starting to concern me)

    2 RB: McCoy, CJ, BGE, Tate

    TE: Witten (also have Clark)

    W/R/T: any unused above


    • DLF_Jeff says:

      QB: Tough call … Freeman. Johnson may be out
      WR: Wallace and Nelson for me. Yes, hang onto Crabtree.
      RB: McCoy and CJ. I won’t sit my studs but Tate looks good. Go with YOUR gut here.
      TE: Witten

      W/R/T: Get Tate in there if you can.

  11. Joel says:

    After being in the same Dynasty league for nearly 20 years, it is great to finally have a website devoted to our corner of fantasy football!

    Anyway – do either Greg Salas or Denario Alexander on the Rams have real long-term potential? I have Salas now and after watching him drop multiple passes in the last game am thinking of dumping him for Alexander, or just cutting bait on the Rams WRs altogether and taking a flyer somewhere else.

    Your thoughts?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Awesome! Thanks for the note, that’s exactly what we want to hear and why we are here!

      Salas looks overly slow and unengaged to me. Alexander has real potential but his knees are terrible. If I had to choose one it would be Alexander all day. He could be worth spot starts if you’re WR weak.

      Salas – If I had him, I’d drop him.

      • Joel says:

        Thanks Jeff. I agree with you and tried to cut Salas for Alexander, but unfortunately at 2-0 I was one of the last people to have access to the waiver wire this week, and I lost out. Oh well, there’s always another project out there somewhere…

        Keep up the great work!

        Oh ya – I miss the “app-like” version of the website for iphone. It was very cool. Any intention of bringing this back?

  12. Justin says:

    Pick 2 to start please.
    Fred Jackson
    Dez Bryant (Injured?)
    Willis McGahee
    Mark Ingram

    Also would you start Fred Davis instead of Vernon Davis this week?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      PPR? Problem with Dez is that he plays on Mon night and it may be too much of a risk to play him if he’s questionable heading into Sunday. If it’s PPR and he’s going to play get him in there but I’m assuming he’s not going to play.

      I’d go with Jackson and Ingram.

  13. anthony says:

    ppr pick 2 for flex spots
    burleson v minny
    starks v bears
    j nelson v bears


    ppr second league–pick one

    s greene v oak
    meachem v houstan

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Starks and Nelson.

      Tough choice on the second. I’ll go with the guaranteed touches of Greene but I’m not impressed with him.

  14. Dave says:

    what’s up guys, dynasty/ppr, i have gates te and gresham and kendricks as backups. gresh and kendricks have been a bit underwhelming and i was thinking about moving one of them for delone carter to someone who’s reaching for a te. what are your thoughts and who do you think i should give up?

    also, i’m stacked at rb and was thinkin about moving moreno (who’ll probably continue to ride the pine with glass hammy’s) for kendall hunter, thoughts

    • Dave says:

      …and when i say moreno will ride the pine, i mean my bench, not the denver bench

      • JT says:

        Just one guy’s opinion, but i think you should definitely trade one of the TEs. Delone Carter is worth the gamble. I would probably trade Kendricks before Gresham. It’s too early to make a verdict on Kendricks. I have him as well on my farm team. I like Gresham building a chemistry with Dalton long-term.

        Regarding Moreno, I wouldn’t trade him for Hunter. SF offense is a mess and they signed Gore to a long-term deal. Instead, trade Moreno for a draft pick if you can, or target a young upstart WR. McGahee is not going to be the long-term answer for Denver, so don’t underestimate Moreno’s value.

    • I like Greshem’s skill set better than Kendrick’s but Kendrick’s does seem to be getting looks. I’d still keep Gresham as he’s more established and Dalton is just now beginning to settle down a bit. I think he’ll only get better from here. Move Kendricks if you can.

      I’m also no a fan of Moreno, haven’t been since his last year in college and am really down on him in the NFL. I love Hunter and think he could be the best in the 2011 draft in 3 years. If you’re loaded at RB … I’d be fine with you moving Moreno.

  15. Jay says:

    pick 2 wr with ausin injured: lloyd vs. ten, gibson vs. bal, collie vs. pitt, lance moore vs. hou, denarius moore vs. nyj, and andre roberts vs. sea?
    Thanks for the help!

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Lloyd as long as he’s playing. I’d role the dice on Moore playing more in week 3. If not, start Roberts and hope for the best.

  16. N.O.style says:

    12 Team keeper league; non-PPR. Scoring as follows QB: 1 pt for every 20 yds passing RB/WR/TE 1 pt for every 10 yds Touchdowns (QB/RB/WR/TE): 0-9 yds: 6 pts 10-39 yds: 9 pts 40+ yds: 12 pts. Field Goals: 0-39 yds: 3 pts 40-49 yds: 5 pts 50-59 yds: 10 pts 60+ yds: 12 pts Return Yards: 2 points for 40, and then 1 point for every 10 thereafter

    Start 1 QB, any combination of 5 (maximum of 3 RB’s and TE is not required), 1 K

    Who do you Recommend:

    QB: M. Ryan, K. Orton
    RB: R. Mendenhall, B. Wells
    WR: K. Britt, D. Bryant, S. Johnson (BUF), A.J. Green, E. Decker,
    K: J. Hanson

    As always thanks for your help.

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      QB: Ryan
      RB: Mendy, Wells
      WR: Britt, Green and Decker.

      If Bryant is playing I’d get him in for Decker. I think Green gets a score this week.

      Bryant plays on Monday night so check the latest news on Sunday and don’t risk it if he’s questionable.

  17. Albert says:

    Check this out lil confuse here on who to start ppr second rb spot Willis mcgahee or reggie bush and at the flex Dustin Keller who will u start at those two spot?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I’d start Bush and hope he’s more involved. I’m assuming you have another TE starting already. I’d probably start Keller over McGahee being that it’s PPR. If Moreno doesn’t play, I’d lean toward McGahee.

  18. JT says:

    Need some help on this week’s selection (PPR league).
    Pick two RBs from: Mendenhall, Matthews, Blount, Starks (leaning toward Mendenhall and Mathews).
    Pick four WR/TEs from: Nicks, Britt, Wayne, Hendersen, Witten, F.Davis, Keller (leaning toward Nicks, Britt, Witten, F.Davis).

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Mendy and probably Mathews for me although that Starks play is a close second … he’s really coming on. But Mathews vs. KC is too much to pass up for me.

      For me, I’d go with Nicks, Britt, Wayne and Witten. I know IND is bad but Wayne will get a lot of looks. But always go with your gut.

      I like that you put in who you are “leaning toward” as it gives me an idea of what your gut is saying. Colts play on Monday night.

  19. Michael says:

    Need help filling in my WR3 spot in a .5 point PPR league. Wes Welker or Steve Smith (CAR)? Thanks!

  20. Killa Cam says:

    Daniel Thomas or Tim Hightower?

  21. Robert Bobson says:

    Standard scoring

    Pick one

    DWill vs Jac
    Jstew Vs Jac
    Harvin Vs Det
    Addai V pit

  22. DougE_Fresh says:

    I need some help in a 12-team standard league-

    Pick 3 RBs out of 4: Blount, Tate, Best, F. Jackson

    I’m also in a very competitive 13-team standard league and really need help with my RBs and FLEX because my team is in limbo at QB (Romo, Manning, McCoy)-

    Pick 3 out of the following: S. Greene, Tolbert, D. Branch, Burleson

    Thanks a lot

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Howdy Doug E. … we’re honored to have you. Slick Rick around? Loddy Doddy ….


      PPR league? If not, I’d sit Best in that group … if it is, I’d sit Blount.

      I’d sit Burlesonl

      • DougE_Fresh says:

        Awesome. Also, is Tony Romo worth the risky play if he starts, or am I better off avoiding Eli and rolling the dice with Colt?

        • DLF_Jeff says:

          It’s pretty risky to leave Romo in there, even more so if you don’t have Kitna backing up. If it’s me, I don’t risk leaving Romo in there as much as I want to.

          I’d start McCoy and be safe. It’s quite possible that you’d be giving up 10-15 points of production which hurts, but there’s nothing worse than needing points and seeing your last starter sitting or getting knocked out on Monday night.

  23. VADukes says:

    Pick 1 WR out of the Group

    Dez vs WAS (MNF so not sure if I can wait on the game time decision)
    Denarius Moore vs NYJ
    Titus Young vs MIN
    Antonio Brown vs IND
    Austin Collie vs PIT

  24. Bigcsr67 says:

    Need a flex play for week 3. 1/2 ppr

    Devery Henderson vs Houston

    Marshawn Lynch vs. Arizona

    I am leaning Marshawn, but its hard to get too excited about any seattle player these days.

    Thanks fellas!

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Well … he finally has a chance this week so I think you’ree okay doing that. Tough to Henderson for Lynch but my gut says Lynch this week.

  25. Jay says:

    MWTB or tim hightower at flex?

  26. Phil says:

    Nate Washington, Mike Thomas, or Denarius Moore?

  27. oz says:

    hightower blount mendy….pick 2

    santana moss deaon branch plexico burress denarius moore pick 1

  28. Jeremy says:

    Who do you think has more dynasty value for these Cowboy WR’s? J.Holley or D.Harris

  29. AK47s says:

    I hear what you are saying about not benching studs, but here is my problem: Hakeem Nicks, Mike Wallace, Wes Welker, Steve Smith. Smith, Welker and Wallace are 3, 4 and 5 for WR points right now… What to do????

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Great problem to have … sometimes you have to bench guys that are great producers. Sometimes having too many good players is very frustrating because invariably someone in your lineup is laying an egg while someone on your bench is blowing up. I’ve had Britt sitting two weeks now on one team while playing Bowe.

      For this week, in PPR, this is how I rate those WRs:


      I’d rank Nicks 2nd if not for the fact that I don’t expect Nicks to have a big game. I’m worried that PIT is going to be too far ahead to get Wallace many catches but I expect that he’ll be productive early until PIT starts nursing a lead.

  30. Benny Rodriguez says:

    I am having a tough time with my QB situation. I drafted Peyton and Eli, hoping Peyton would com back. Now I have those 2 and Sexy Rexy on my roster. Should I drop one of them and pick up Dalton/Gabbert?

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I’m assuming this is a dynasty league or is this redraft. In a dynasty league, both of those QBs should most certainly be rostered, but for THIS year, I don’t see them being that much better of an option than Grossman and Eli.

      Eli is not a big name but he usually starts heating up right around now. Not flashy at all but will keep you in games.

      Grossman is looking surprisingly good and has a decent Monday night match-up. If you’re looking at ONLY this year, I’d roll with what you’ve got for now.

      I wouldn’t drop Peyton just yet.

  31. nick says:

    hey guys need a little help…can start 4 as WR/TE/Flex…..Nicks and Jennings are definites in WR..who to start at TE and flex out of Finley, gronkowski, Harvin and Julio Jones…

    thanks guys

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      This may be the toughest question yet. And I’ll tell you, I’m starting to turn in my thinking for this week as it relates to Gronkowski, I think he needs to be started.

      Julio Jones could have a good week but they just haven’t been getting him the ball so I wouldn’t start him until he shows. My first feeling is to start Gronk and Finley, but starting two TEs can be a bit risky and Finley isn’t the #1 in that offense.

      I’d start Gronkowski and Harvin this week as Gronk is getting a lot of looks, Hernandez is sitting this week and Harvin is the default choice for McNabb and should get a lot of receptions this week.

      If this is NOT a PPR league, I’d strongly consider Finley as I think he’s a better bet for a score.

  32. nick says:

    forgot to mention it is a 1 point PPR league

  33. Alan Bauerle says:

    Hey man,

    Thanks for all ur advice. By any chance would u start Bernard Scott over Mike Turner or LeGarret Blount? He’s a playmaker and when given a small chance he’s more explosive than Benson. I’m in a dynasty ppr leagues. I pt per catch n 6 for td. 1 pt/10 yrds rush/recieving. Thanks any advice is appreciated.

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Hey there, thanks for the comment.

      I’ve seen spots where Scott has looked capable but I wouldn’t even consider starting him over either of those options, not even for a second.

      That doesn’t mean that Scott isn’t going to produce, perhaps even more than Turner or Blount in a given week, but that’s like playing the hard ways on craps. It’s a fool’s bet that makes you feel great when it hits, but there’s a reason why it pays so much when it does.

      Don’t get too cute with that lineup and, in fact, I’d be moving Scott to the guy with Benson if you can soak him for a good player.

  34. Jeremy says:

    I hate this. Romo/Kitna, or Sanchise? Help

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I hate it too … right there with you brother. My heart wants to go with Romo/Kitna but the biggest variable here is that Romo is likely to start but could be out in the first quarter. He could also start the entire game and go off … but too much risk for me.

      I am NOT excited about Sanchise this week but he’s performed admirably thus far. I’d get him in there and then know that you’re making the most logical decision rather than seeing your week go down in flames with your starter on the bench.

      That said, if Romo is declared out on Sunday AM, I’d start Kitna.

  35. PatsFan22 says:

    Hey Guys,

    Looking for advice on who to start this week – Austin Collie or Danario Alexander. Any advice would be great.


    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Alexander for me. That offensive line has been terrible and the Colts have no chemistry or rhythm right now. Collie and his three catches this year aren’t enough to pull the start over Alexander who is looking good right now … at least until he does his knee again.

  36. Brewii says:

    Good morning Guys,

    Looking for advice on who to start at my flex position – PPR league (1.0 for RB/WR, 1.5 for TE) and we do factor in return yardage (0.04/KO return, 0.1/punt return):

    RB: Peterson, Sproles
    WR: Wallace, Jennings, S. Johnson
    TE: Fred Davis

    Flex Options:
    RB: Starks, Greene (also have Wells but concerned about his status)
    WR: Decker
    TE: Gonzalez

  37. Duane says:

    14 team league, 0.5 PPR, since Foster probably won’t play, I need 1 of the following: I.Redman, Spiller, Ringer, or I could pick up Karim or Hardesty off waivers.

  38. Hoosier says:

    Pick one for me please! Probably a no-brainer, but I have been tormented by MSW for the last two years.

    Burelson or MSW

    And do you think Finley for Mathews is a good deal in a PPR. I have nothing at RB.


    ps. I guess the US mail “if it fits it ships” campaign is really working out!

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I’d go with MSW this week. Before you move for a RB like Mathews check to see what else you might be offered. If Finley is what you have to move for a RB, so be it but you don’t want to do it just to do it without first checking to see what else might be available.

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      I take that back … go with Burleson.

  39. Robert says:

    Need to pick two from:

    Tolbert, Bradshaw, M. Williams (TB), Mike Thomas, Burleson

    12 team 1 pt PPR league.

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Bradshaw and Mike Williams … Williams has to break out this week at home vs. ATL. If it doesn’t feel good, you can roll with Thomas for the PPR.

  40. Robert says:

    In another 1pt PPR league I have to decide between:

    WoodHead, Meachem, P. Parker, Lafell, or Em Sanders, or D. Driver.

    I need one for my flex.

    Who has the best upside without a drop bottom floor?

  41. Jimmy says:

    Need to pick two. Daniel Thomas, Dwayne Bowe, and David Nelson. Any thoughts?

  42. N.O.style says:

    N.O.style says:
    September 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    12 Team keeper league; non-PPR. Scoring as follows QB: 1 pt for every 20 yds passing RB/WR/TE 1 pt for every 10 yds Touchdowns (QB/RB/WR/TE): 0-9 yds: 6 pts 10-39 yds: 9 pts 40+ yds: 12 pts. Field Goals: 0-39 yds: 3 pts 40-49 yds: 5 pts 50-59 yds: 10 pts 60+ yds: 12 pts Return Yards: 2 points for 40, and then 1 point for every 10 thereafter

    Start 1 QB, any combination of 5 (maximum of 3 RB’s and TE is not required), 1 K

    Who do you Recommend:

    QB: M. Ryan, K. Orton
    RB: R. Mendenhall, B. Wells
    WR: K. Britt, D. Bryant, S. Johnson (BUF), A.J. Green, E. Decker,
    K: J. Hanson

    As always thanks for your help.
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    DLF_Jeff says:
    September 22, 2011 at 9:13 am

    QB: Ryan
    RB: Mendy, Wells
    WR: Britt, Green and Decker.

    If Bryant is playing I’d get him in for Decker. I think Green gets a score this week.

    Bryant plays on Monday night so check the latest news on Sunday and don’t risk it if he’s questionable.

    So with Beanie and Dez both questionable, do I take a risk on one of them playing or should I start this lineup?
    Britt, S. Johnson, AJ Green, Decker.

    Decker does have the bonus of added return yards, just don’t know if I want to want to roll with him or risk Beanie or Dez starting.

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Johnson scares me this week with that groin, I’m going to suggest sitting him. Looks like Bryant is good to go. A b it risky being on Monday night but I think you’re okay in starting him.

  43. Trash says:

    Cam V Jax or Vix V Giants(which he had a bad game last year and he’s sorta hurt

  44. tripleaaaron says:

    Have some injury issues so who do you start at flex in a PPR league?
    Ingram, Pierre Thomas, P Burress, Mike Thomas, Moreno, Lynch. Thanks!

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Not a great choice in the group but being PPR, I’d go with Mike Thomas this week. If that doesn’t float your boat, go with Ingram.

  45. Pntgvn2399 says:

    Having a tough time with this one here.. Need to start one in a PPR league..

    Peyton Hillis (strep throat)

    Mike Tolbert

    Dwayne Bowe

    Dez Bryant (no other Monday option if he doesn’t play)

    Eric Decker (please tell me I am crazy for even considering him)

    • DLF_Jeff says:

      Watch the news on Hillis. If he’s starting, start him. You’re not crazy for looking at Decker. We’re starting him in our Experts league this week. He’ll get 8+ targets this week and at least 6 receptions, perhaps more.

  46. tripleaaaron says:

    Just got word Peyton Hillis is now out, so Reggie Bush or Knowshon Moreno?

  47. Brett says:

    Big Ben Or Josh Freeman?

  48. Alan says:

    Steven Jackson, J-Stewart or Reggie Bush for my rb2 spot this week?

  49. buzzy says:

    1. Starks or Blount?
    2. matt Ryan or cam newton?


  50. buzzy says:

    Forgot to ask
    1. Vernon Davis or Fred Davis today?

  51. Billy says:

    Cribbs, Jacoby Jones, or Walter .5 ppr, 1 pt for 25 return yards

  52. Steve says:

    Brandon P, Cooley or Cook if you had to gamble with 1 of these for te this week?

  53. buzzy says:

    Looks like BRitts hamstring is flaring up a bit, with that do you go steve smith (car) over britt today?

  54. steied says:

    two QB league, have rivers in for sure but have to start either Grossman or Freeman???

    Also with Hillis out should i play hardesty or tolbert?

  55. Phil says:

    Jacobs are try and get lucky with either Beanie or S-Jax?

  56. Sensai_John_Kreese says:

    hey, is carson palmer a decent speculative add?

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