Dr. Patton’s Fantasy Football Office-9/16/11

Dr. Patton's office is now open. Each week I will be answering your fantasy football questions in hopes of helping you nurse your fantasy football teams to greatness. Let's see what patient's teams need treatment this week.

Q: Gotta question for you. Should I start Big Ben or Hasselback?
-Jay, Afghanistan

A: You should go with Big Ben. Hasselbeck has to go against a ball-hawking Ravens D, so it will be tough sledding for him.

Q: Henne and Bradford are available as a replacement for Peyton Manning, which would you chose?
-Bobby B., St. Louis, MO

A: I think that Bradford would be the better replacement. Bradford has a finger injury that bears watching, but he does play against the Giants depleted defense this Monday night and is a QB in the NFC West, where defenses aren't near as difficult as in the AFC East for Henne.

Q: Start I start Plaxico this week? Should I cut Mendenhall and the Giants defense? I have Greg Jennings, Santana Moss, Brandon Marshall and Nate Burleson. I can only use 3. RB's.
-Lyorant T., Nashville, TN

A: I don't know if I would start Plaxico against the Jags. Reason being is that the Jets are a primarily run team, meaning he won't get a ton of chances to put up numbers. Moss or Jennings would be the better pick. As far as Mendenhall, I wouldn't give up on him just yet. He will get on track.

Q: Pick three between these four RBs for this week...LeSean McCoy, Peyton Hillis, Felix Jones, Mike Tolbert.
-PFB, Whereabouts Unknown

A: I would pick Peyton Hillis, LeSean McCoy and Felix Jones out of these four RBs. These three all have more favorable matchups that Tolbert does. Besides, Tolbert and Matthews will be splitting carries and Tolbert is a little dinged up heading into this game against the Patriots.

Q: Julio Jones or Devin Hester. Who would you go with this weekend?
-Delonte M., Largo, MD

A: I would go with Hester this weekend. He has a very favorable matchup against a porous Saints secondary. Jones has to go against the Eagles secondary. Jones could be in for a long day.

Q: Was Cam a one game wonder? Manning and Bradford were my original QBs and both are hurt so Cam was the best available - based on Week 1. Other QBs available are Buffalo's Ruan Fitzpatrick, Washington's Rex Grossman and Miami's Chad Henne. Who would you go with?
-Adrian H., Park Ridge, IL

A: Out of all these QBs, I would go with Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has been sound and productive. With Grossman and Henne, they both are erratic. I wouldn't be so quick to pick one of them up. But I also wanted to let you know that Bradford's finger injury is not going to keep him out of the lineup. He will still be productive for you.

Well, it was a long day at the office. I've issued my treatments for all my patients. Time will tell if these treatments work. Until next week. The doctors office is now closed.

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3 Responses

  1. Nice fantasy mailbag. I agree with you about Ryan Fitzpatrick, people don’t realize that he’s actually not bad. I considered drafting him as my backup in a few leagues.

  2. Wow. I like this a lot. I can totally agree with you about Mendenhall as well. He may be a bit prone to turnovers but his big play ability on a team that loves to run the ball makes him a keeper. Nice work.

  3. Love it Mike, keep it up, I will have question for you DR. next week.

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