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Postby GeneralTsou » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:19 am

12-team PPR 6 pt pass TDs

I'm 6-0 and going against a good team (on paper). This is by far my worst bye week with LeSean McCoy, Julio Jones, Eric Decker, and Brian Hartline on a break. I also had Rivers but dropped the bum.

My opponent this week is starting Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler

I was thinking about picking up and starting Ryan Fitzpatrick to offset the possibility of Stevie and Chandler having a good game. After all, the matchhtup is pretty juicy. I know the general rule is to start your best player but the matchup is right. If the matchup wasn't good, I wouldn't consider starting a QB just to offset my opponent. My other option would be to plug n play Josh Freeman but they are on the same level IMO so why not start the guy throwing to my opponents pass catcher.

I just acquired Cam Newton via trade (should process this afternoon). I know you are saying, "How can you bench Cam Newton for Fitzpatrick?" Cam has a tough matchup against DAL top-ranked pass D and Cam is no great passer. Do you think the bye helped at all because his last game vs. STL was atrocious. At this point he may be a matchup play. What should I do?
Last edited by GeneralTsou on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
12-team PPR

QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
K: Mason Crosby
D/ST: Cleveland
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby Chicago 2 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 am

Your 6-0, I would hate to send you in the wrong direction because clearly your making the right decisions.

I sense there may be some disagreement but I do like Fitzpatrick's matchup a lot and offsetting your opponents points is a solid strategy when your handicapped by byes.

It is hard not to start someone like Newton because of his upside but the Dallas D has looked good both against the run and the pass and clearly Carolina can't get anything going.
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby GeneralTsou » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:41 am

I always appreciate everyone's opinion
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QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
K: Mason Crosby
D/ST: Cleveland
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby Dawinner127 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:27 pm

You have to start Newton. I would expect big things from him this week - especially after coming off of their bye week.
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby GeneralTsou » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Dawinner127 wrote:You have to start Newton. I would expect big things from him this week - especially after coming off of their bye week.

Really? I'm kinda hesitant because Dallas is the top ranked pass defense and Cam ain't a great passer.
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QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
K: Mason Crosby
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby GeneralTsou » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:56 am

picked up Fitzpatrick, even if only to play mind games with my opponent. Not sure whether to actually start him over Cam or not
12-team PPR

QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
K: Mason Crosby
D/ST: Cleveland
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby joejlitz » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:33 am

Wrong spot for this question, dude. Next time, you should put it here or even here. ;-D
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby GeneralTsou » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:14 am

joejlitz wrote:Wrong spot for this question, dude. Next time, you should put it here or even here. ;-D

Thanks for the heads up. Can I repost this question in "who to start/bench"?
12-team PPR

QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
K: Mason Crosby
D/ST: Cleveland
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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby joejlitz » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:26 am

GeneralTsou wrote:
joejlitz wrote:Wrong spot for this question, dude. Next time, you should put it here or even here. ;-D

Thanks for the heads up. Can I repost this question in "who to start/bench"?

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Re: fantasy strategy question...WHIR

Postby GeneralTsou » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:31 am

Anyone else care to chime in?
12-team PPR

QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball
WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon
TE: Martellus Bennett
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