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01 Dec 2009

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!

Scramble for the Ball needs your questions! With the end of the fantasy regular season approaching, making the right start-sit decision or waiver wire pickup can be the difference between making the playoffs for a shot at fame and glory and sitting at home crying in your beverage of choice. Post your questions here or hit the mailbag at Scramble -et- FootballOutsiders -dit- com.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 01 Dec 2009

6 replies , Last at 04 Dec 2009, 12:22am by krugerindustrialsmoothing

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by press (not verified) :: Wed, 12/02/2009 - 10:51pm

Hi Guys,

Love the site. The amount of stats here are insane and great for a geek like me to analyze.

I am wondering how you would rank the following players based on matchups and overall DVOA ratings.

Running Backs:

Justin Forsett vs. SF Defense - (@HOME)
Jamal Charles vs. Denver Defense - (@HOME)
Knowshon Moreno vs. KC Defense - (@KC)
Laurence Maroney vs. Miami Defense - (@Miami)

Right now I am trying to decide if my running backs would have more upside at my flex position than my RB's and this would help figure things out.

Thanks.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by Matt H (not verified) :: Wed, 12/02/2009 - 11:46pm

Great site and I am also looking for the advantage in the first week of playoffs.

Pretty standard scoring that includes .5 PPR.

I just wanted your thoughts on which 2 Rb's to start and which WR should I put in my lineup. Here are my players.

Deangelo Williams
L. Tomlinson
Lesean McCoy
L. Maroney
Snelling

Need 2 of these guys to start

My WR dilemma is

M. Austin @ NYG
J. Maclin @ Atl

Your thoughts based on what you see with the advanced statistical analysis would be great.

Thanks

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by mrapollinax :: Thu, 12/03/2009 - 10:23am

Okay here are my starting WRs in my PPR league:

Colston, Wayne, Welker, White

I picked up Avant off the wire this week and I'm eying that White matchup. DVOA tells me that PHI is very good against #1WRs and not so good against TEs. Redman is going to start and I feel Tony G will have a monster game as the safety valve for Redman. DYAR also tells me that Tony G is very good at what he does. Avant on the other hand may get more targets with Jackson out and Celek banged up. So do I play Avant over White in this matchup or am I over thinking this?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by Paul A (not verified) :: Thu, 12/03/2009 - 9:35pm

McNabb or Rodgers?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by dorothy593 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:06am

peyton or favre for this week who will be my high scorer

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 13!
by krugerindustria... :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:22am

Looking forward a bit, I have Peyton, and have him largely to thank for my 2nd or 3rd place finish in the regular season. Do you think I should start looking forward to the colts going on cruise control? Garrard, Cassel and Campbell are all available on the waiver wire. or is this madness to consider?

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