THE ROTOEXPERTS AGREE: START ANDY DALTON
If you're playing quarterback Merry-go-round, who are you stopping on: Andy Dalton, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer or Josh Freeman?
Andy Dalton's specialty is murdering crummy defenses. In games against teams ranked inside the Top 10 in points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, Dalton has yet to post fewer than 20 Fantasy points. He’ll keep his streak alive against the Raiders. – Pat Mayo
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Freeman. He's been putting up really good numbers. Tampa Bay pass D one of league's worst so Matt Ryan should put up plenty of points, which means Freeman will have to do the same. Doug Martin scares defenses so he'll have the opportunity to get the ball down the field. – Jennifer Millman
Revenge is sweet as Palmer sticks it to Mike Brown for 300+ yards and 2 TD. – Dr. Roto
Andy Dalton - the Raiders just keep giving up big games to QBs. Dalton has been consistent all season and he throws to the best WR in the NFL. - Adam Zdroik
If you read Given Up this week (shameless plug) you would see that Oakland is downright awful against the pass (well, defense in general). Dalton is primed for another nice game. - Jake Ciely
I wasn't able to get Brandon Myers, who should I pick up and play at tight end this week: Dallas Clark, Martellus Bennett, Scott Chandler, Marcedes Lewis or Dwayne Allen?
Dallas Clark has scored in two straight, and three of his last five. In what figures to be a shootout, Clark will have no trouble hitting the trifecta. – Pat Mayo
Bennett. I think the entire Giants offensive squad returns to form this week against a suspect pass rush and secondary in Green Bay. – Jennifer Millman
Dallas Clark is flying under the radar in most leagues and OC Mike Sullivan knows the value of a good TE from his days working with the Giants. – Dr. Roto
Dwayne Allen - He's averaging 4.5 rec. for 57.8 yards in his last four starts. Coby Fleener is out again and Buffalo surrenders over 60 yards per game to TEs. - Adam Zdroik
Going with Allen. The Bills are miserable on defense and with Coby Fleener out yet again, Allen will see all of the TE targets. - Jake Ciely
What do I do with Larry Fitzgerald?
You have to bench him until he offers up a useable Fantasy day, or are fresh out of alternatives. – Pat Mayo
Mourn and pray. A bad QB situation gets even worse with the sudden, random start of rookie Ryan Lindley over the benched John Skelton. It's really hard to start him if you have better options, but when he scores a TD on your bench you've only got yourself to blame. – Jennifer Millman
Go out for a cup of coffee with him to discuss how bad the Arizona QB situation is. Then after you listen to him, do your best to encourage him to try hard for your Fantasy team so you can win your league. – Dr. Roto
Bench him. Sixth-round rookie Ryan Lindley will be under center against the Rams, and if last week is any indication things won't be getting much better for Fitz. At this point in the season, Fantasy owners cannot withstand a one catch-under-10-yards game, which Fitz has now done twice this season, most recently last week. - Adam Zdroik
I ranked him in the 20s at WR. So, it might not be on many teams, but you can bench him. Unless, you know a 6'6" strong-armed QB with laser accuracy who could actually get him the ball. Oh, you're telling me he's been in Denver the whole time? Well, then, send him a hugagram. - Jake Ciely
Pick one wide receiver to start: Cecil Shorts, Mike Wallace, Malcom Floyd, T.Y. Hilton or Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Give me Cecil Shorts. Chad Henne looked shockingly competent last week, and a lack of Laurent Robinson should offer up even more opportunities for Shorts. – Pat Mayo
Heyward-Bey. Five straight weeks of double-digit Fantasy points despite being a bit limited health wise. It's not like the Bengals have one of the league's best secondaries. Also like Shorts' upside. Has knack for catching long passes and Henne inspires life into that entire team. – Jennifer Millman
No Robinson means even more targets for Shorts. – Dr. Roto
Hilton. He has six catches and 100+ yards with three TDs in two of his last three games. It looks like Sunday's match up will be shootout and Hilton is quickly becoming Andrew Luck's favorite deep target. - Adam Zdroik
You have to like Shorts. The way they let the breeze flow through... uh, Cecil Shorts is also very likeable. With LRob out, that means even more targets for Shorts against a sub-par Tennessee pass defense. - Jake Ciely
I'm desperate at running back: Vick Ballard, Jalen Parmele, Ronnie Hillman, Bryce Brown or James Starks?
It’s either Ballard or Brown, but I’ll stick with Tricky Vick. Buffalo is a sieve on defense, and Ballard has been slowly taking over lead back duties for the Colts. – Pat Mayo
I'll go Ballard against the Bills, one of league's worst rush Ds. Parmele didn't average a very good YPC despite getting all the work last week and even though Ballard's technically in timeshare, he saw three times as many snaps last week as Donald Brown, and is just a better RB. He gets into the end zone vs. Bills. Don't trust Hillman yet and good luck to the backup rookie RB behind the backup rookie QB and a horrendous o-line in Philly. – Jennifer Millman
Vick Ballard is slowly becoming the RB1 in Indy. Look for him to get a rushing TD against the up and down Bills defense. – Dr. Roto
Bryce Brown. LeSean McCoy will not be cleared by Monday, and Brown will be in line for 18+ touches. He's explosive and the Panthers don't exactly boast a lockdown DEF. - Adam Zdroik
I think Ballard is the safest play, but if you are in for the risk and upside, you can go Hillman. I've been preaching since the draft that Hillman is too small and too much of a scat back to have consistency. But, he is extremely explosive and with Peyton Manning at QB, he could take a dump off for a big gain. - Jake Ciely
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