Hey all; need some help with this roster: (non ppr standard nfl.com- start 1 qb, 2 rb, 3 wr, 1 te, 1 k, 1 def.)
Qb: Kevin Kolb, Joe Flacco Rb: Ray Rice, Cedric Benson, Arian Foster, Beanie Wells Wr: Roddy White, Anquan Boldin, Wes Welker, Malcolm Floyd, Steve Breaston Te: Owen Daniels, Tony Scheffler K: Robbie Gould Def: San Diego
QB- pick 1 (Right now it's Kolb; I could get someone like Orton, but then I would have to drop Scheffler and go with Daniels this week) RB- pick 2 (Currently Rice/Benson; Could starting Foster for Rice be not that crazy of an idea?) WR-pick 3 (White is a given, and I like Floyd this week. Thoughts on the third?) TE-pick 1 (there are a few tight ends like Olsen, Carlson, and Keller on the ww; I have Scheffler as a sleeper. Should I go with the Daniels, or play it safe with a one of those others?)
You've definitely got some tough decisions to be made. I have Kolb and flacco in one of my leagues and I'm starting kolb. I'd start benson for sure vs NE, and Foster vs IND is also a nice play. It sucks to have to bench stud like Rice, but if there's any week you'd do it this would be the one. I'd also start boldin and Floyd alongside white. Daniels is a no brainer IMO. He'll be ready to go.
Your team is pretty solid all around, and while my initial instincts suggest trade to get more definitive starters, the depth you have will prove useful. If anything I'd look to trade a 2nd-3rd RB/WR + Kolb/Flacco for a top QB. At some point you'll have to do something because I'm pretty sure kolb and flacco have the same bye week 8.
I completely agree with you on the trade; especially if Foster ends up being a nice fantasy starter; it doesn't make sense for me to keep all that. I was initially going to play the match ups on Kolb and Flacco (and dumb me; it was the only draft where I messed up on the bye weeks haha), but even if say Flacco becomes a nice sleeper for the year; I definitely have some trade bait (sounds like I could do something like say Benson and a Flacco for a guy like Tom Brady or Tony Romo, and maybe a decent reserve like Addai, Bradshaw, Barber, etc.) I think after this week; I'm definitely going to consider putting a few offers on the table!
It's a funny thing with Owen Daniels; when you really think about it, even if he gets only 15-20 snaps this game, I would assume he would be targeted a decent amount of those. To me, a if a Tight End gets 5-6 catches, 50-60 yards, and a 50/50% chance of a TD, that's a good day (besides guys like Gates and Clark of course). Sounds like if he's good to go, he's almost better than the other options out there, even with more snaps. Unfortunately, Carlson has a waiver wait on him, so I can't add him : / . Also sounds like Boldin should be started; which I do agree with both of you on. My rule is to play the studs you draft, and I drafted him to be a very good WR 2. I was also thinking that the Bengals pass D is pretty good, and I'm not sure how effective Welker will be, especially coming off of his surgery. Thanks for the help again!
At QB, I would start K. Kolb. Both have unfavorable match ups, but I think that K. Kolb will be airing it out a lot more in an attempt to catch up to Green Bay. I believe J. Flacco will be playing in one of the lowest scoring games of the week.
At RB, I would definitely start R. Rice regardless of match up. This is one of those situations where you simply stick with your studs. C. Benson should be a solid play against a New England defense that is definitely regressing.
At WR, I would definitely go with R. White, A. Boldin, and M. Floyd. I know it's tempting to bench Boldin due to his match up, but I think he's far ahead of W. Welker, who has just come off surgery. Baltimore will find a way to get him the ball.
At TE, I might consider picking up D. Keller or J. Carlson, but I think you should be fine with playing T. Scheffler. He has a pretty favorable match up and the Detroit offense is vastly underrated.