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26 Sep 2011

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!

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Posted by: Tom Gower on 26 Sep 2011

3 replies , Last at 28 Sep 2011, 10:15am by mrapollinax

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by jabrch :: Tue, 09/27/2011 - 4:38pm

Lots of choices...lots of confusion.

I already am set at RB (Adrian Peterson and Ryan Matthews) but need my flex player and my 2 WRs. Here are the options. (standard scoring)

1) Arian Foster (Active? How active? Can I trust him yet?)
2) Cedric Benson (Will he be suspended?)
3) Percy Harvin (Will McNabb squeeze all the value out of him - even in a good matchup?)
4) Steve Smith (Is there a blueprint to stopping Cam now?)
5) AJ Green (Lots of touches - lots of talent....lots of questions...)
6) Mario Manningham (How's his head?)
7) Dexter McCluster - can be a WR or a RB - (It's probably not his time - YET.... or is it?)

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Not Anonoymous :: Tue, 09/27/2011 - 5:34pm

My team is:
Matt Ryan, LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw, DeSean Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Deion Branch, Stevie Johnson, Scott Chandler, Billy Cundiff, Detroit D as my usual starters, including flexes.

My bench is Matt Hassselbeck, Michael Bush, Chicago D, Pierre Thomas, Devery Henderson, CJ Spiller, Ed Dickson.

Which QB would a better start?

And with Vick getting hurt, my WR depth being (I think) pretty good, my RB depth being craptastic, and his lack of targets I'm trying to swap D-Jax for an RB that can be a consistent starter/flex. Jahved Best, and Shonn Green, among others, have been dangled. Bad idea?

Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by mrapollinax :: Wed, 09/28/2011 - 10:15am

Strong at RB but weak QB play hinders my WRs....

PPR league where I start 2 RBs, 2 WR and 1 FLEX.

At RB I have MJD, Matthews, F. Jackson and Best and WR I have DeSean Jackson, Roddy White and Santonio Holmes. Should I stand pat with my WR and hope that early season anomalies with the QB flatten out? Or should I temper my expectations with these 3 WR? I should be higher in my league but poor play from week-to-week leaves me 0-3... time to panic or stand pat?

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