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14 Dec 2009

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!

It's week 15, and that means playoff time! Finding the right waiver wire pickup or making the right start/sit decision could be the difference between winning and losing, and the Scramble for the Ball is here to help. Post your question here, or hit the mailbag at Scramble -et- FootballOutsiders -dit- com.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 14 Dec 2009

7 replies , Last at 18 Dec 2009, 3:02pm by Matt1974

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by Mark Adams (not verified) :: Tue, 12/15/2009 - 4:54am

I've got to start two of three: Pierre Garcon, Robert Meacham, and Randy Moss. Moss has been a lock all season until last week, and he's got a bad matchup against Buffalo. And Garcon and Meacham both have good matchups. Would I be wise to bench Moss for this week?

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by mrapollinax :: Tue, 12/15/2009 - 7:44am

Okay, Flex start question. I am going to be benching Roddy White as his jersey this week will have the name REVIS stitched onto it. So my remaining flex options are Brandon Jacobs or Fred Davis. This is a PPR league so I'm leaning Davis as it seems WAS is trying to funnel as much production through him as possible. The rest of my starters are: Brady, MJD, Benson, Colston, Wayne, Welker, Clark.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by drobviousso :: Tue, 12/15/2009 - 4:37pm

I have to start two of the following. Scoring is 1 pt per 10 yards, 6 per touchdown and 1 per 18 return yards! (DJackson and Harvin are the top 2 receivers in the league, Cribbs is a top 10)

Stickey Rickey @ Tenn
Fred Jackson VS NE
Darren Sproles VS Cin
Pierre Thomas VS Dal

I'm leaning toward Rickey and Sproles, but not sure.

In another league with normal scoring I have
Denver Def VS Oakland

I usually just play the matchup, and if this was week 4, it would be Denver as an easy pick. But Oakland has been playing something approaching real football, and Dal may have once again turned into a pumpkin.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by Ten Drink Drunk :: Wed, 12/16/2009 - 2:48am

Do I start Steve Breaston (@DET) or Derrick Mason (CHI) over Reggie Wayne this week? Caldwell has said 'healthy' starters will play, but that's a little ambiguous. How long will they play and does Wayne's nagging foot injury make him less of a clear start?

Breaston is a tempting option with Fitzgerald injured Monday and a good matchup, but I don't want to over manage my team only to ruin my shot at Fantasy Football glory.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by BucNasty :: Wed, 12/16/2009 - 8:55pm

I have Wayne, Moss, Holmes , Meachem, and Sims-Walker. Assuming that I give Wayne and Moss the benefit of the doubt, who do you like out of Holmes, Meachem, MSW?

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by johnmartinolive... :: Fri, 12/18/2009 - 10:48am


I'm in an 8 man league. i have Brady as my QB but eli, young, campbell, hasselbeck, big ben, Delhomme and orton are all available on the wire. My opponent has peyton and chris johnson and I'm willing to take a chance on someone to have a big week with some risk. Should I start Brady? If not, which of these should I go with? Tds are 6 pts, ints -2 and 25 yds p/p.

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 15!
by Matt1974 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/18/2009 - 3:02pm

Need to start 1 of these two TE: Gonzales or Finely. PPR league. Usually there is no doubt who to start, but with the tough match up against the Jets, likely no Ryan again, and the GB offense focused on JF lately, I am tempted to play the match up against a Troy-less Steelers D.
Am I nuts?

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