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10 Nov 2009

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!

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Posted by: Tom Gower on 10 Nov 2009

11 replies , Last at 13 Nov 2009, 5:47pm by akrueger

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by socctty :: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 7:39am

My running backs in a 1 PPR, 2 RB (w/ a WR/RB to add) league are as follows:

SJax, RBush, FJones, JStewart, JFargas. Not exactly great pickings; I'd really love to get a #2 RB I can plug in and feel comfortable with. I'm looking at Ladell Betts, Run DMC, and Tashard Choice as waiver pick-ups instead of Justin Fargas. Is Kolby Smith worth a try?

Fargas may even be a start this week against Kansas City...


Hey, while I'm at it... which WRs should I start (pick two)? Hester @SF, Burleson @ARI, Bowe @Oak? My immediate thoughts are with pleasant surprises Hester and Burleson, and Bowe has fallen out of favor with me. But Bowe put up 5 grabs for 56 yards and a TD against OAK in Week 2.

Thanks a bunch!

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by Fontes of Wayne :: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 1:10pm

I went into the MNF game up 3 points, with Moreno and Scheffler still to go, and my opponent only had Jeff Reed. Three hours later, I had lost by one point. Should I just quit now, or should I dump my entire team to waivers first?

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by Key19 :: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:33am

Start/Sit (PPR, 100-yard (and beyond) bonuses for RB/WR):

Pick 2:

Felix Jones (GB)
Darren McFadden (KC)
Mark Clayton (CLE)
Kelley Washington (CLE)
Bryant Johnson (MIN)

Pick 1:

Matt Hasselbeck (ARI) *still scarred by first game*
Matt Cassel (OAK)

Yes, my team is not very good. :(

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by socctty :: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 6:42pm

Hasselbeck is the easy choice. As far as your WR/RB combos, the safest bet seems to be Washington and Jones... but it's hard to see them combining for more than 25 points :-(

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by Vainglorious Basterd (not verified) :: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 11:29pm

I am trying to pick between Dwayne Bowe (@OAK) and Nate Burleson (@ARI) as my flex pick this week. The scoring system is PPR, 1 pt per 10 yards and 6 pts per touchdown.


Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by WR question (not verified) :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 3:28pm

Hester tonight vs SF or Calvin Johnson vs MIN Sunday(ESPN Standard/No PPR)? My first receiver is Randy Moss, with my number two, Steve Smith (NYG), on the bye, so the decision is between Hester's steady 8-12 type game or sky-is-the-limit upside of Megatron, with touchdowns in four of five career games vs the Vikes.



Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by Fontes of Wayne :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:57pm

Tough one. I'd probably go with Hester absent any other information.
ESPN does give you projections for both teams, if I was projected to lose badly, I'd probably take a chance on Megatron.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by akrueger :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 7:35pm

s. rice or mendenhall

Qb- alex smith
WR-R moss
WR-L Fitz
RB-R Brown
RB-R Rice
WR/RB Harvin
WR/RB either S Rice or Mendenhall (i am torn on who to play)

A Krueger

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by Fontes of Wayne :: Fri, 11/13/2009 - 10:39am

I'd play Mendenhall over Rice, but I'd play Rice over Harvin unless the league gives points for returns.

EDIT: And especially given that this is a PPR league. Rice is the #1 target in Minnesota.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by akrueger :: Fri, 11/13/2009 - 5:47pm

they do give points for returns.
makes it even harder to choose.
i wish there was one more slot and i wouldnt have to deal with this problem.

A Krueger

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 10!
by driverM (not verified) :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 11:48pm

I'm in a touchdown heavy league (1pt for 25 yds rush/rec) and need to start two RB and two WR. this is a 10 team league...

RB- michael turner, ricky williams, thomas jones (also have beanie wells, choice)
Thomas Jones scares me. I keep expecting him to hit a wall, but he has been like a rock. Ricky is a little scary bc he's not the starter, but he has been lights out so far this year. But in the TD heavy format it gets risky.

WR- hines ward, d. bowe, m. sims-walker, manningham
Hines and Sims-walker are my normal starts, but bowe is interesting this week.

rest of the lineup:
QB Brady (cutler = bkup)
TE Celek
K Carney
D Broncos (chargers = bkup)


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