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28 Sep 2010

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!

Another week of Scramble for the Ball, which means another week of we need questions for the Scramble for the Ball mailbag section. Post your start/sit, trade, and other fantasy questions here, or hit the mailbag at scramble-at-footballoutsiders-dit-com.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 28 Sep 2010

6 replies , Last at 29 Sep 2010, 12:18am by Tom Gower

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Orton OR Sanchez Week 4?
by StayMcCool (not verified) :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 9:28am

On draft day, I looked up in Round 3 and all of the stud QB's were gone so I'm stuck with Orton and Sanchez until Big Ben returns. Orton has kept me in the game but not too confident this week. Question is in wk 4, Orton vs. Ten or Sanchez vs. Buffalo? Thanks!

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by kenstall :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:13am

I thought I drafted well but after 3 close losses it's time for a change and I'm looking for help. My RBs are Rice and Forte and my bench is Sproles. We start 2 RBs and no flex.

Free agents include :
LaRod Stephens-Howling
Leon Washington
Mike Goodson
BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Should I start Sproles? Pick up a free agent? Throw my computer away and forget the season?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Soko (not verified) :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 11:23am

My team is currently 3-0 and first in points scored but I think this might be the week I fall. I'm in a PPR league and my starting WR (Jackson, Moss) and RB are set (Mendenhall, Forte;) however, for my flex R/W and T/W for the week, I have a choice of Breaston, Hester, Hightower, Henderson and Thomas (Jax.) Talent and matchup-wise, I see pros and cons for each but it's really a coin flip with me leaning toward Henderson and Hester.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Key19 :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 11:38am

I have to fill a RB spot and two RB/WR spots with four guys (PPR, big 100-yard bonus):

Mendenhall (vs. BAL)
Forte (at NYG)
Devin Hester (at NYG)
Jerome Harrison (vs. CIN)

Mendenhall has a nightmare matchup, but I feel like there's no one else that'll be good enough to merit benching him. I currently have Forte and Harrison in the two Flex spots, but Harrison has been killing me all year.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by devlindeboree :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 2:20pm

the weekly what-qb-do-i-pick-up-while-i-wait-for-big-ben question...

who would you recommend out of the following waiver wire qbs:
m. sanchez (@BUF)
c. henne (NE)
s. bradford (SEA)
a. smith (@ATL)
b. gradowski (HOU)
v. young (DEN)

4pts for a passing td and 1 pt per 20 passing yards.

also, perhaps to save you my repetition of this question with each passing week, can you generally recommend one of those qb's for the next 2 weeks, or do you think it's best to just keep playing match ups?

thanks.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/29/2010 - 12:18am

You five will see your questions answered in Scramble tomorrow. I probably won't check this thread again until next week, so if anybody else has questions hit the thread after the article goes up tomorrow afternoon.

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