Better FLEX option: Daryl Richardson, Vick Ballard, Phillip Tanner or LeGarrette Montez Blount?
Ballard is definitely more likely to see the most touches from this group, but I’ll go with Phillip Tanner. I don’t believe in Felix Jones whatsoever and the Panthers have a horrendous run defense. – Pat Mayo
Giving Ballard one more chance. He’ll have more opportunities this week as the Colts shouldn’t be down by 20 points all game. – Adam Zdroik
Vick Ballard. The Jets took the Colts out of their offensive scheme. The Colts play better at home this week and Ballard gets 20 carries. – Dr. Roto
I’ll stick with my man Vick Ballard. None of the other guys mentioned are starting for their teams. Roll with the better Vick. – Gregg Sussman
I need a defense to pick up and plug into my line up this week.
Tough week for defenses. Oakland has the best matchup, but if they’ve already been scooped up, take a chance on the Browns.– Pat Mayo
Defenses are very slim this week. The Raiders are probably the favorite to get off the wire, but I like the Colts too. Vontae Davis is back, Pat Angerer could play and Dwight Freeney is one week healthier. – Adam Zdroik
Vikings. The Cardinals let up sacks in bunches. I hope John Skelton has medical insurance–I won’t see him next week if he doesn’t. – Dr. Roto
It’s not pretty, but I like Oakland vs. Jacksonville. The Raiders had their first turnovers of the year last week and playing probably the worst team in the NFL will hopefully lead to a repeat performance. – Gregg Sussman
My tight end spot is empty, who can I use?
Scott Chandler has already set up a tent in the endzone, yet somehow, the Titans still won’t see him until it’s too late.– Pat Mayo
I’m like a broken record saying Dwayne Allen every week, so I’ll go Brandon Myers who needs to be given a shot in almost every league. He is one of Carson Palmer’s favorite targets. For more options, check out my weekly wire wire column. – Adam Zdroik
Brandon Myers. He’s been flying under the radar all year. All he does is catch the ball whenever thrown to him. – Dr. Roto
Dustin Keller. Coming back last week, Keller is once again Mark Sanchize’s favorite target. On a tough bye week, use him. – Gregg Sussman
Better bye week alternative: Josh Freeman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Weeden or Carson Palmer?
Shockingly, Tennessee has been more generous to opposing QBs than the Saints this season. I’m doubling down on the Bills with Fitzmagic and Chandler!– Pat Mayo
Freeman, although it is very close. The Saints will put points on the board which means the Bucs will have to score somehow. The only worry I have is that the Bucs run all over the weak Saints front. – Adam Zdroik
Josh Freeman. Middle school teams could probably score 20 against the porous Saints defense. Freeman should find Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams to the tune of 90 yards and 1 TD each. – Dr. Roto
Josh Freeman vs. the Saints. The Saints secondary has been porous (at best) and Freeman has a really good weapon in Vincent McMahon Jackson. – Gregg Sussman
Would you start Brandon Gibson, Chris Givens, Donnie Avery, Jeremy Kerely or Andrew Hawkins?
Donnie Avery has 29 targets in his last three games. Eventually, they will translate into a gigantic day. With Joe Haden covering Reggie Wayne, it could be this week.– Pat Mayo
Definitely Brandon Gibson. The Packers haven’t been able to stop No. 1 WRs very well this year (ex. Reggie Wayne) and Gibson is getting plenty of looks from Bradford. – Adam Zdroik
Probably Gibson, but I wouldn’t be thrilled. None of these guys are great players. Sam Bradford is a one read QB and last week his one read was to Gibson about 75% of the time. – Dr. Roto
Can’t choose another Jets player as it’s against my religion, so I’ll choose Brandon Gibson. He was targeted a whole lot last week (this is Jen Millman’s area of expertise) and again without Danny Amendola, Bradford will look to him a bunch. Givens is the big play guy, Gibson is the steadier play. – Gregg Sussman