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To create an account, Click Here. Here are some recent football questions our experts have received, along with their responses: Help! This is crazy but i think it might work. I have Peyton, D. thomas, and Knowshon Moreno & my 2nd RB is Alfred Morris. Since RG3 is benched and the skins ship is sinking, and morris is in a 3 game slump i'm debating playin Monte Ball instead. Hes splitting duties w moreno & their always in the red zone. With them 4 starting im guaranteed 6pts minimum every time broncos score (12 pts if its a pass). I'm assuming the game will be a shoot out which would be great for me. I know its a high risk but with very high reward.What are your thoughts? It's certainly a high-risk, high-reward strategy, but being an economics major in my college days of yore, I'm reminded of the term, "diminishing returns." Essentially, at some point, increasing the amount of input no longer yields as productive an output. Though you would corner the market on Broncos' skill players (though you're forgetting about Julius Thomas, Eric Decker, and maybe even Wes Welker), almost every time a Bronco scores, it means that one of your other starting options did not score. For example, if Moreno runs it in, that means the possession ended without a touchdown for Manning, Thomas, and Ball (if you start him), and it is therefore somewhat of a wasted possession. Meanwhile, no such problem exists if you start Morris because he could theoretically score on every Washington possession (unlikely but still). While starting three Broncos is still a decent option since they're an explosive offensive unit, at some point, it ceases to make sense, since every score ends up taking away an opportunity for someone else on your team and the team is highly unlikely to score 50+ points with seven different players scoring touchdowns. With Ball being the riskiest option of your foursome, I'd leave him on my bench this week as Moreno remains the most likely back to lead the Broncos in carries. Additionally, though Morris has been in a slump, the move to Cousins may actually be a good thing as it's very possible that the team leans heavily on the ground game with a relative inexperienced quarterback. The choice is obviously yours, but I'd stick with Morris over Ball. Thanks for the question, and good luck! -Justin Fielkow
Need some help with 2 RB, 2 WR and 2 flex sit start in a ppr league. Here Are my choices. I put * next to who I am thinking. Rb Ben Tate * Chris Johnson * (worried about the match up) Bobby Rainey * flex Ivory Gerhardt ( not sure about APs status and they could fall behind) Jouque bell (not sure about Bush and it is Monday night) WR Andre Johnson * Josh Gordon * Amendola Harry Douglas * flex Riley Cooper ( I like the match up here) Thanks For straight ranking questions, we advise you take a look at our Value Meter (http://www.rotowire.com/football/showArticle.htm?id=18377) or Weekly Projections (http://www.rotowire.com/football/weekly-projections.htm). To start, I think your WR options are a no-brainer, as I wouldn't hesitate to start both Gordon and Johnson in those two slots. Things get stickier in figuring out your RB and flex options. First, I think Tate is the start as he faces a pillow soft Indy defense. He remains somewhat of a risk with his persistent injuries, but he's still a relatively safe option in a good matchup. After him, each option has warts. Rainey has a difficult test, and outside of a huge 80-yard run last week, he averaged only 2.2 yards on his other 21 carries. With the Niners playing lock-down defense, I'd shy away from him. I'd also bench Ivory. The Jets want to run the ball and Ivory is their workhorse. Unfortunately, Ivory doesn't catch the ball. Ever. That's murderous in a PPR league. Throw in the tricky test against an angry (and impressive) front seven in Carolina, and he's a risky play, at best, especially if the Jets goes down early and abandon the run. As such I like Johnson as your second RB. Johnson has been heavily matchup-dependent this season, with his best games coming in favorable tilts but his worst coming against the tougher defenses in the league. Still, the workload remains heavy, and he's even been involved in red zone more than expect despite the presence of Shonn Greene. While the Cardinals' rush defense has been great, his heavy usage and role are enticing enough to still start him. I'd also tab Gerhart as your first flex option (assuming Peterson sits). Philly has played better of late defensively, but they are still a susceptible group, and Gerhart showed he could run the ball even against a stingy Baltimore run defense. In limited playing time, Gerhart has also shown a decent pair of hands, so he could be an asset in a PPR league. His status, as well as Peterson's won't be known until the end of the week, but assuming he suits up and Peterson doesn't, I like him this week. Finally, I'd go with Douglas. Roddy White's return to relevance has resulted in a few less targets for Douglas, and he was a complete bust in Week 13. Still, he's been targeted 42 times over his last four games (seven times in Week 13), and his upside in a PPR league is tremendous, particularly with the Falcons returning to a controlled environment in the Dome. As such, I'd roll with him in your final flex spot over Amendola (inconsistency) and Cooper (yards are solid but catches aren't consistently there, making him a very risky option, even in a good matchup). Thanks for the question, and good luck! -Justin Fielkow
I'm in a 10 team keeper league and I can keep 3. It is a 1 PPR league and I have Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy, and Reggie bush at RB. Brandon Marshall, Josh Gordon, Antonio brown, and Victor Cruz at WR and Gronk is my TE. Please help me sort this mess out. I would think that keeping Brandon Marshall is a must because it is a PPR but Gordon is playing great also and TE is so weak I am not so sure I shouldn't keep Gronk as well. Thank you for your advice. Hello, That is a tough position, but at least you have multiple options to go with there. I would recommend keeping Adrian Peterson, Brandon Marshall, and Rob Gronkowski. Peterson is an obvious elite option at his position. Marshall is a great PPR option. His value could be affected by what the Bears decide to do at QB this offseason, but he is still a great option. Gronkowski is worth keeping because of his value at the TE position. I think you could find replaceable options in the draft at a deeper WR position than a mid-tier TE. Best of luck. Nick
I am not sure who to start this week for QB. I have Andrew Luck or Josh McCown. Who do you suggest? McCown is the start. Luck leads AFC quarterbacks with nine rushing scores since last season. He's also thrown for the 4th most yards in a QBs first two seasons in league history. The Bengals are a tough D against the pass though at 214 yards a week while permitting 15 scores while intercepting 13 passes. Still, McCown has looked sharp, has two elite WRs and Forte in the backfield. And then there is this - DAL allows the 2nd most points in football to QBs on a weekly basis. All of that says go with McCown.
need help... Fitzpatrick or Kaepernick? g I'd have to say Fitzpatrick. Kaepernick has played up and down based on matchups this season, and Seattle presents the worst possible matchup for him this week. In Week 2, Kaepernick did run for 87 yards against the Seahawks, but he passed for just 127 and threw three picks. Fitzpatrick didn't play especially well last week, but he has posted 20-plus points in three of six starts to this point, and the Denver defense has been very generous to opposing quarterbacks. Good luck! Clay Link
non ppr - need 2 WR, 2 RB and a flex -- WR -Roddy White, Kendall Wright, DeSean Jackson, Mikey Floyd - include Julius Thomas as an option if healthy RB - can I trust Ray Rice this week over Spiller or Vereen - starting Knowshon as Rb1 - ---would you consider a RB in the flex over one of the WR options? please respond with your thought process - thanks as always! For straight ranking questions, we advise you take a look at our Value Meter (http://www.rotowire.com/football/showArticle.htm?id=18377) or Weekly Projections (http://www.rotowire.com/football/weekly-projections.htm). At WR, I like Jackson, despite last week's subpar outing, as he faces one of the worst pass defenses in the league in Detroit. Additionally, I'd also go with Floyd in a slight nod over Wright. Although last week may be a sign that White is turning the corner, he has shown very little in an injury-plagued year and I simply don't trust him in a big week, particularly with the temperatures expected to be frigid in Green Bay. Wright has been remarkably consistent - at least 69 yards in every game since Week 5 - but his upside in the Titans' conservative attack does match that of Floyd, who has been red hot his last three games. With top CB Janoris Jenkins likely covering Fitzgerald and the Rams without usual starter CB Cortland Finnegan, Floyd should have the opportunity to work against weaker defenders, making him a good play again. At RB, I have a bias towards workload. As such, I would likely go with Rice over Spiller or Vereen in a non-PPR league. Spiller had the huge performance last week, buoyed by runs of 77 and 36 yards, but the game came against a porous Atlanta defense and he still saw only 24 of Buffalo's 64 offensive snaps (compared to 37 for Fred Jackson). As for Vereen, he suffers from a similar playing time issue, as he was on the field for only 41-of-70 Patriots' snaps last week despite the benching of Ridley. Though he remains a threat in the passing game, his short receptions are not as useful in non-PPR leagues, and how the carries will be divvied up in New England's backfield is anyone's guess. Rice has undoubtedly been underwhelming, but against a soft Minnesota run defense, I like his chances this week. Finally, for your flex, I'd go with Wright in a slight nod over Spiller/Vereen. Again, the workload is the issue, and in a big week, I'm not willing to take a dud. Wright has proven to be one of Ryan Fitzpatrick's top weapons, and his opponent, Denver has been generous to opposing wide receivers, even those in more conservative offenses. I like Wright for at least a solid day. Thanks for the question, and good luck! -Justin Fielkow
I'm in a 12 team PPR. I don't know if it's too late. I need one RB, two WR's and a flex. Vereen, Stacy, Tate, Spiller, Desean Jackson, Cruz, J Gordan or Demarious Thomas. Thanks Hello, In a PPR format, I would start Shane Vereen at RB. He is going to see a ton of touches for the Patriots, with most of them coming out of the passing game. At WR, I would go with Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon. They both are playing at the top of their respective games this season and are solid week-to-week options. At the flex spot, I would start Desean Jackson. He sometimes does not have big catch totals, but is a solid deep threat every week. Best of luck. Nick