Being a fantasy football addict and a Kansas City Chiefs fan I’m unsure which 3-0 I love best, my fantasy record or the Chiefs overall record. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Chiefs, but no matter how well they do this season their record won’t win me any money when it’s all over.
It’s entering week four of the NFL season and we have finally started to see which players are emerging as stars, those who are underperforming, those who are overachieving and those we need to just get rid of. This week contains no projections for Chiefs players as they are on their bye week. This may be just as good because I’m obviously doing a horrible job at predicting their stats each week. When it looked liked their offense would be good versus the Browns it wasn’t, I didn’t think they would do much versus the 49ers and they tore them apart. However, for the most part, the offensive players for the Chiefs have made a minimal fantasy impact so far this season. Last week gave a glimmer of hope to fantasy players that own Chiefs members that they may start to produce. Jamaal Jones and Thomas Charles (yes, that’s what I meant to type) seem to be the exact player fantasy wise, thus the reason for the name switch. Week three was the best week for both of them and they had similar stats. Dwayne Bowe finally showed us some production last week; fantasy owners probably had him on their bench however. Tony Moeaki not only made the greatest catch of the year so far, but is also a great waiver wire catch for many owners. If he is available in your league, get him now. Matt Cassel still remains in the fantasy basement regardless of his stats from the 49er game.
Around the League
QB: Matt Ryan, Michael Vick and Mark Sanchez
RB: Cedric Benson, Darren McFadden and Matt Forte
WR: Austin Collie, Jeremy Maclin and Donald Driver
TE: Jermichael Finley, Dustin Keller and Aaron Hernandez
K: Jeff Reed, Robbie Gould and Sebastian Janikowski
QB: Joe Flacco, Alex Smith and Carson Palmer
RB: Ray Rice, Clinton Portis and Peyton Hillis
WR: Steve Smith (both), Calvin Johnson and Michael Crabtree
TE: Owen Daniels, Heath Miller and Todd Heap
K: John Kasey, Lawrence Tynes and Garrett Hartley
If You Got’em, Drop’em
If You Need’em, Get’em
Week Four Fantasy Mailbag:
My team, 12 team non-PPR (Start: 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1Flex, 1TE, 1D/ST, 1K)
QB: Matt Schaub
RB: Chris Johnson, Ryan Mathews, Tim Hightower, Cadillac Williams, Keiland Williams
WR: Mike Sims-Walker, Louis Murphy, Jabar Gaffney, Robert Meachem
TE: Dustin Keller, Owen Daniels
I give: Ryan Mathews and Owen Daniels
I get: DeSean Jackson
I give: Ryan Mathews, Tim Hightower, Mike Sims-Walker, and Owen Daniels
I get: Cedric Benson and DeSean Jackson
Which trade should I pursue?
Sean, defiantly pursue the second trade. The first offer is good, but the second is far superior. Hightower will lose his starting job soon, Sims Walker is too inconsistent, Owen Daniels is invisible right now and Mathews has yet to prove anything. DeSean Jackson is quickly becoming a fantasy stud and I would do whatever I could to land him, he would be a huge upgrade over your current WRs. Benson is also a great addition and will be better than the two RBs you’re trading away.
QB Brees, Vick
RB Mendenhall, Addai, Portis, Jacobs
WR Austin, Marshall, S. Moss, Mason, Henderson
Trade Partners Team
QB Favre, Henne
RB SJax, Turner, Slaton
WR Collie, Harvin, Dez, TO, VJax
TE Gates, Keller
Trying to sell Vick to this guy because Favre stinks. I would like to upgrade at RB and maybe nab Gates if I can…. What do you guys think I could trade?
Keegan, I agree you need to sell Vick high now while you can, especially since you have Brees. With injuries to Jackson and Turner he might want to unload them, but do you really want those injured RBs? Gates is a stud at TE and if you could get him straight up for Vick I would do it. If he is willing to give you a RB than that’s a bonus.
My current RBs are: Pierre Thomas, Ray Rice, Knowshon Moreno, and Ahmad Bradshaw
My current QBs are: Mike Vick and Brett Favre
What are your thoughts on trading Mike Vick and Ahmad Bradshaw for Drew Brees and Shonn Greene? Appreciate your thoughts
Ryan, seems like an even trade to me. I believe Brees is a better option at QB than Vick, but Bradshaw is far better than Greene. I believe Greene is inches away from playing behind LT and missing out on a ton of carries. It depends on how your scoring systems are set up, if it greatly favors the QB then go after Brees. However, I think your better staying with Vick and Bradshaw.
The guy I’m looking to deal with has Eli Manning as his starter, and Alex Smith as a backup…not great, but we are in a QB heavy league where we “have” to start 1 QB, but can start up to 3 thanks to 2 FLEX spots. In comparison, I have Brees, Phil Rivers, Vick and Big Ben, just to illustrate QB importance…but I only need 3.
Jesse, wow interesting league! You do have an excess of QB to deal with. Vick has started the season better than he ever did while in Atlanta. Big Ben obviously hasn’t played yet and has fewer weapons that Vick has. The problem is when does Andy Reid decide to play Kolb again? If Vick continues his play he has more long term value, however right now he has more trade value than Big Ben does. Of the RBs you are targeting I like McCoy the best. MJD has been slow out of the gate and Moreno has proven in his short career that he has problems remaining healthy. I’d target McCoy, but if you really need the RB help anyone will do.
Was thinking of Proposing Ronnie Brown and Greg Jennings, for either Cedric Benson and Braylon Edwards (or Ochocinco), or DeAngelo Williams and Steve Smith NYG
Are these fair offers, and which 1 of the 3 RB’s do you think will finish the season with the best numbers?
Dan, if I were you I would stick with Brown and Jennings. None of the other players you are trying to get in return are producing that much better than those two if at all. Between the three RBs you mentioned I believe that Benson will finish the season with better numbers, However I wouldn’t give up Jennings to get him.
Will Jacoby Jones be a good flex play this week?
Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are on a bye, so it’s either him, Forsett, or Crabtree that I have to choose one.
Andrew, really good question, I have Austin on bye as well and looking for a value flex addition. I would closely monitor Andre Johnson’s injury status this week. If he looks like a no-go then Jones would be a good flex option. However, I would go with Forsett as your flex option. He is getting a majority of the carries and the last time he played the Rams he went for 130 yards rushing and two TDs.
Remember fans to continue sending me your questions about lineups and trades.
Good luck and have a great week four!