START WILLIAM POWELL AND VICK BALLARD?
1. You've been forced to start Alex Green, James Starks, William Powell or LaRod Stephens-Howling this week. Who's it going to be?
Count me in on William Powell, for this week at least. Since all four are pure wildcards, give me the best matchup. The Bills haven't put forth an effort to halt the run game in weeks. - Pat Mayo
William Powell. The Bills run defense has been decimated with the loss of Mark Anderson, so there is no one up front to stop him. The Cards love his upside too. – Dr. Roto
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I'm going Powell. We're unsure on what he can actually bring to the table which leaves some upside to him. Plus, he's playing the Bills. – Adam Zdroik
Has to be Alex Green. We don't know if James Eddard Starks is going to get any carries or if William Powell is over his concussion. I like LaRod Stephens-Howling moving forward in PPR formats, but for just this week, let's go with Alex Green. – Gregg Sussman
William Powell. The Buffalo defense has allowed a gazillion yards to opposing running backs, from Shonn Greene to Brandon Bolden to Kendall Hunter. Powell should get the most touches this week, including some screens, and even though his offensive line is terrible he should be able to turn them into points because the Bills' D is worse. – Jennifer Millman
2. Your quarterback's on bye or dinged up, who's replacing him: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Christian Ponder, Sam Bradford or Kevin Kolb?
This feels like a Ryan Fitzpatrick week to me. Arizona can certainly get to the quarterback, but its defense doesn't possess the overall quality of the San Francisco unit that punished Fitzpatrick into his first stinker of the season. The Brian will find his way into the end zone a few times. - Pat Mayo
Kevin Kolb. Did I mention the Bills defense is awful? – Dr. Roto
I think Christian Ponder will have to throw more this game and will go with him. He's slightly safer than Fitz. – Adam Zdroik
Have to go with Christian. Not Tebow...Christian Ponder. He's been solid all around, plays for the best team and has Percy Harvin to throw to. That seems like enough. – Gregg Sussman
Ponder this: Over five weeks, the Washington Redskins let Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford, Andy Dalton and Drew Brees throw for a combined 1,276 yards and 10 TDs. I'm going Christian. – Jennifer Millman
3. My tight end has gone AWOL. Who should I plug in?
I'm already all-in on Ryan Fitzpatrick, so why not his red zone target of choice too. Buffalo's big man has become such a fan favorite among my friends that we actually call one "The poor man's Scott Chandler". Bonus for Chandler, kinda sad for my buddy. - Pat Mayo
If you are in a PPR look at Dustin Keller. Mark Sanchez loves throwing to him and he should finally be back this week after missing the beginning part of the season with a strained hamstring. – Dr. Roto
If you are looking besides the normal candidates (Martellus Bennett/Dennis Pitta/Kyle Rudolph/Greg Olsen), I'm having a feeling on Coby Fleener this week. Colts are throwing the ball, just lost their starting tailback, so they'll throw even more. Why not Coby? – Gregg Sussman
Brandon Myers, Mr. Catch Everything Thrown His Way, makes for a nice spot start against an Atlanta Falcons team that is superior in finding their own TE but has trouble covering others. Greg Olsen busted out against them for 89 yards and a TD a few weeks ago. Myers has a shot to get free while the Falcons are busy tending to Darren McFadden. – Jennifer Millman
4. Yay or Nay to Vick Ballard as a Top 20 option against the punchless Jets run defense?
You betcha! - Pat Mayo
Yay. – Dr. Roto
It's hard to see Vick Ballard being top 20 unless he's better than he's showed so far. He doesn't have Donald Brown's speed and the Colts can't rush down the throat of a defense. Mewelde Moore will be in a lot as well on third down. – Adam Zdroik
Have to roll with (Michael) Vick Ballard. He will probably only be an RB3/Flex option..but it's worth the start. – Gregg Sussman
Top 20, no. Viable flex play, yes. – Jennifer Millman
5. I need one available receiver to fill out my team, help!
There are a few this week. I've already professed my adoration for Jeremy Kerley and Andrew Hawkins, but I'm going even deeper with Jon Baldwin. Tampa has been lax in its efforts to keep receivers out of the end zone. Ten TDs against tied with the Bills for for most in the NFL and they've already taken a bye. - Pat Mayo
Look at Donnie Avery. Antonio Cromartie will cover Reggie Wayne leaving Kyle Wilson on Avery. I am sure that Bruce Arians will try to exploit this mismatch. – Dr. Roto
The options are endless, I usually post about 12 each week in my waiver wire article. Jeremy Kerley, Josh Gordon and Chris Givens. Gordon and Givens should definitely be available in your league. There are plenty of WRs with upside that you can find on the wire. – Adam Zdroik
Jeremy Kerley. I know my mantra is always to stay as far away from Jets as possible, but SOMEONE has to catch the ball I think. Kerley has playmaking ability and should continue to be targeted as the Jets look for a semblance of offense. – Gregg Sussman
If you're in a shallow league and Andrew Hawkins is available, grab him. If he's been sitting on your bench the last few weeks, start him. Joe Haden should keep A.J. Green occupied for most of the night, making room for the speedster Hawkins to show up with something like 80 yards and a TD. – Jennifer Millman