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24 Sep 2012

Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!

Bye week already? Yes, it is, and that means harder decisions for your fantasy team. Your Scramble writers are here to help. Post your questions below or hit the mailbag at Scramble -et- FootballOutsiders -dit- com. Due to Wednesday afternoon post them, questions that are submitted no later than Tuesday evening are the ones that will be answered in the column.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 24 Sep 2012

7 replies , Last at 26 Sep 2012, 11:46am by djhosu

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Hieronymous (not verified) :: Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:38pm

Picked up the Cardinals defense last week. I had originally intended to swap defenses week-to-week but they're looking like a keeper. Only problem is that looking ahead reveals my backup QB (Fitzpatrick) has a matchup @ARI during my starter's bye week. I'm kind of new to fantasy; is this something I need to address with a trade or just keep him around and hope for the best that week?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Kyle Turley's Helmet (not verified) :: Tue, 09/25/2012 - 5:24pm

I have the exceptional ___________ (luck, joy, honor) of owning Chris Johnson in my primary league, Steven Jackson in a second, and Matt Forte in a third. Needless to say, my situation at RB is desperate.

My KUBIAK sheet was fairly high on all of them, but their lack of performance has been costing me games. Are any of these guys going to perform, or should I start thinking about cutting my losses early on in the season?

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Sifter :: Tue, 09/25/2012 - 5:51pm

Been offered Andre Brown for Pierre Thomas in my 12-team PPR league. Does Coughlin have a history of switching starters and turning to the 'hot' back midseason? Or is Brown yesterday's news? Or could David Wilson muddy the waters once he finds the door to the doghouse? I've started 3-0, so I'm more concerned with potential production in the backend of the season.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 12:05am

Thanks for your questions. Answers will be up in Scramble Wednesday afternoon.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by evenchunkiermonkey :: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 5:04am

so happy I snagged Armond Binns last week. Between Hawkins or Binns, which do you think will be the more reliable fantasy option? Its like the wide recievers I drafted all caught a bad case of the Braylon-Edwards.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by DSamps83 :: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:32am

I have Ryan Mathews, the Law Firm, and Demarco Murray. I am starting Mathews for sure, but who should I start between Green-Ellis and Murray? Note that this is a PPR league.

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Re: Ask the Scramble writers - Week 4!
by djhosu :: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:46am

Started out the season with the Jets D. They have worked out well, but obviously with Revis out and Houston and New England on the horizon I'm considering a swap. Ranked by % owned in ESPN leagues, here are the top 7 defenses available:

Lions
Bills
Broncos
Bengals
Colts
Browns
Chiefs

Thoughts?

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