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21 Sep 2009

Ask the Scramble writers!

Want your fantasy question answered in Scramble? Ask it here in this thread and we just might pick it. Start/sit, trade, general strategy, whatever is fine.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 21 Sep 2009

7 replies , Last at 25 Sep 2009, 12:35pm by The Other Ben Johnson

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers!
by DrunkenSuperman :: Tue, 09/22/2009 - 1:52am

Okay, here's one!

I'm really screwed here. It's doubleheader week in our league, and I have the rib squad as my quarterbacks (McNabb, Hasselbeck). I need to choose wisely off the waiver wire scrapheap. Who would you pick from these luminaries?

Leftwich vs. NYG
Campbell @ DET
Collins @ NYJ
Kolb vs. KC
Sanchez vs. TEN
Hill @ MIN

I think those are my 'best' options. I'm not going to suggest something silly like Quinn vs. Baltimore or Russell vs. an NFL team.

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Viable PPR Strat?
by mrapollinax :: Tue, 09/22/2009 - 9:52am

My team is in the sig below. Our league starts 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1Flex, 1K and 1 DEF with 5 on the Bench. The league awards 1 point per reception rush/rec TDs are 6pts. So looking at my bench I'm thinking of actually starting TWO TE (one at my Flex). I know I am bucking the common strategies of starting a RB in your FLEX and NEVER have more than one TE on your roster at a time. However hear me out. After MJD my other RBs have tough matchups or might not start (Bell). My WR between Mason and Manningham do not instill me with great confidence as they are both playing teams that are horrible against the run (CLE and TB respectively) and their teams have very strong running games. With Anthony Gonzales and Antonio Bryant out both Clark and Winslow had huge weeks. Clark faces Arizona who gave up 3/62 with 1 TD to Lewis and NYG gave up 5/33 and 1TD to Witten. Could this actually work on a week-to-week basis? Or am I talking crazy talk?

QB Tom Brady; Mark Sanchez*
RB Maurice Jones-Drew; Cedric Benson; Felix Jones; Mike Bell*; Cadillac Williams*;
WR Reggie Wayne; Wes Welker; Marques Colston; Derrick Mason; Mario Manningham*
TE Kellen Winslow; Dallas Clark*
DEF Packers*
K Matt Prater (but really whoever is best available)
*FA/Trade Pickup

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Slaton?
by nojo :: Wed, 09/23/2009 - 4:35pm

What are we going to see from Slaton this week? He's my #2 RB, but I've also got Felix Jones, so if Barber's out or limited, I might be able to get by with not starting him this week. My other choice is Cadillac Williams, who didn't run well last week, but had a TD and some yards receiving.

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Flex question
by VaingloriousBasterd :: Thu, 09/24/2009 - 1:50am

I've got to play 2 WRs, 2 RBs, and 1 Flex out of the following:

R. Moss
R. Wayne
D. Bowe
M. Turner
R. Grant
S. Slaton

Right now Slaton is the odd guy out. He has a good matchup in Jacksonville and Turner has to go to New England. I am considering switching them. Thoughts?

Note: PPR league, 1pt for 10 yards rush/rec, 6 pts for TDs.

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RB weakness - who to start? who to trade?
by Man On Fire (not verified) :: Fri, 09/25/2009 - 10:00am

I'm new to Fantasy Football this year and play in a standard ESPN 10 team league. I ended up with a bunch of average RBs and good strength at WR. Trying to figure out who to start at RB and how I might increase RB strength by making a trade with one of my WRs.

RB: Thomas Jones, Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw, Cadillac Williams, Mike Bell, LeShawn McCoy
WR: Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Santonio Holmes, Roy Williams, Nate Burleson

Who might I be able to go get at RB? Should I offer a 2 for 1 (WR+RB for premium RB)? Do I plow ahead knowing there's not many premium RBs out there and hope to win each week using strength at WR?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers!
by Catesinator1 (not verified) :: Fri, 09/25/2009 - 11:04am

I'm in a PPR league and for my flex position I can start one of the following 3:

- Knowshon Moreno (Oakland)
- Santana Moss (Detroit)
- Larry Johnson (Philly)

Obviously LJ is probably out of the question, so it boils down to Moss going up a bad Detroit secondary vs. Moreno going up against a bad Oakland run defense. The question is, will Washington take the air out of the ball if they have a big lead like Minnesota did to the Lions last weekend and will Moreno continue to get an increased workload to increase his fantasy value?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers!
by The Other Ben Johnson (not verified) :: Fri, 09/25/2009 - 12:35pm

Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Julius Jones, LeSean McCoy, and Jamaal Charles. No PPR.

Start 2.

In other words I have a maybe-he-won't-even-play risk, a maybe-Marion-Barber-will-play risk, a Chicago-D-will-stack-the-box-because-they're-not-afraid-of-Seneca-Wallace risk, a Westbrook-is-probably-fine risk, and a Todd-Haley-doesn't-like-me-for-some-reason risk as options.

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