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18 Sep 2012

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!

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Posted by: Tom Gower on 18 Sep 2012

9 replies , Last at 19 Sep 2012, 9:27pm by Tom Gower

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by evenchunkiermonkey :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 4:05am

Your thoughts on Jackie Battle taking over Mike Tolberts role as TD Vulture in San Diego?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:12pm

If anybody's the vulture, I still expect it to be Le'Ron McClain. I think there's a chance Mathews gets the goalline carries, and he did well on the goalline carries he got last year. On the general subject of SD backs, Mathews comes back this week, which very likely means somebody sits. McClain is the fullback and Ronnie Brown the third-down back, so they're active. Between Battle and Brinkley, Battle has special teams value, so my expectation is Brinkley is likely to sit this week.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Blame it on Dwayne (not verified) :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 1:19pm

Bowe
Demaryius
Colston

I like Bowe here @ NO because it has the potential to be a high scoring game and he will get targets.

Although DEN playing HOU on a short week makes Demaryius more risky, I am leaning towards him over Colston simply because Colston has yet to produce.

Pick two...

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:17pm

Bowe for sure, especially given the Saints' defense this year. The Texans seem to be a much tougher matchup than the Chiefs, and there's a lot of uncertainty for me with Thomas-he could have a great day killing Kareem Jackson with slants or Johnathan Joseph could pretty much shut him down. Given that, I lean Colston instead, even though I'm a frustrated Colston owner as well.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by bingo762 :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 3:37pm

.5 ppr, 3 WR

Bowe, Colston, S. Johnson, Wayne. Which one rides the pine?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:22pm

Four good choices. I'd say Wayne, Bowe, and Stevie Johnson given Colston's mediocre productivity the first two weeks and some pretty juicy matchups.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by JS (not verified) :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 3:57pm

Need a starter out of my RB2 platoon for this week:

Stevan Ridley @BAL
Pierre Thomas vKC
Jonathan Stewart vNYG

Can't decide between Ridley and Thomas. Primary RB vs strong defense or committee RB vs weak defense?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:25pm

Well, Stewart is questionable, so if he doesn't play Thursday your life is easy. If Stewart does play, I lean Thomas simply because I'm not yet at the point where I think Bill Belichick believes in Ridley and the running game enough to try to run the ball against a strong defense.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 3!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:27pm

Scramble is now posted, so please direct any further questions there. Thank you.

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