Fantasy football mailbag
Each week I'll attempt to bring some clarity to your questions about the pigskin and the men who throw, catch, run and kick it. To reach me with questions,
I love clean, simple deals where it is 1-for-1 or 2-for-2. This is one of those instances.
Moss vs. Fitzgerald: Moss is only the second receiver in league history with 150 touchdowns (
The situation with Fitzgerald is a bit more hairy. He is dealing with a bit of a minor knee issue, but the bigger concern is
Best vs. Gore: Best is dealing with turf toe, though there is hope that he will be able to play through the pain this week. However, turf toe can be extremely painful, and for a guy who makes his money with his wheels, that is a concern. There should also be some trepidation with Best given that the Lions schedule is difficult this season. Toss in the fact that Best has averaged a mere 3.3 yards per carry thus far, and I think he is one of the better sell high candidates in the league despite his five touchdowns and excellent work as a receiver (16 catches for 183 yards).
Gore has had his own struggles on the ground, averaging a mere 3.7 YPC. He has never been under 4.2 in a season, so you have to think that number will improve. Like Best, he has been a PPR monster with 22 catches for 203 yards. That means he has more catches than
In the end, I want Gore. Given that fact I'm more than willing to make the deal to add the Niners' back and Larry Fitzgerald to the mix.
In fantasy football we are all too quick to jump on the bandwagon after a big game (NFL coaches are getting into the mix, too, as we've seen guys like
What do you do with a guy like Brandon Lloyd, who is blowing up? The dude is second in the NFL with 339 yards receiving. Here are some bullet points.
1. Lloyd hasn't appeared in 16 games since 2005.
Is Lloyd a fantasy asset right now? Without a doubt. But there are concerns, such as the multitude of pass-catching options in Denver (
I don't agree.
Witten is one of only two tight ends in football with at least 81 catches the past three years (the other is
Keller is third at the position this year with 226 yards, and he also has one touchdown catch for every game he has played. He is clearly the go-to man for the Jets right now in the passing game, though don't overlook the fact that he caught only two passes for 13 yards in Week 1 against the Ravens. It would also be wise to realize that Keller scored only five times in his first two seasons, so he hasn't exactly been a TD monster in his young career. In addition,
I wouldn't do this deal. I much prefer Witten given his historic excellence, and the fact that he has a much more polished quarterback throwing him passes in