Another intense week of fantasy football is just around the corner, and for answers to the burning questions on the minds of many fantasy owners, we turn to our fantasy guru James Morris for a few answers.
Question– What do I do with Michael Vick? I am worried that he’ll get benched because he isn’t winning. Should I try and trade him before that happens or ride out the storm just like Andy Reid is trying to do?
James Morris: I personally don’t think Vick finishes the season out as the starting QB in Philadelphia unless there is some kind of miraculous change in his decision making process. Vick has simply become reckless with the football, turning the ball over 32 times in his last 21 games (10-11 record).
That being said, until there is an official change made, Vick IS the starting QB for an offensively talented Eagles team. Don’t cut him, but see if you can get him for an underrated QB like Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck or Carson Palmer.
Question– Why is Reggie Bush never given any respect from fantasy websites? He is always ranked as a flex option, but consistently puts up a good amount of points for me.
James Morris: Bush is still viewed as too small or not durable enough to carry the load at RB by the big-box websites. That is why you should never go to them for fantasy news and info when the Miami Dolphins (his own team) is providing it for you!
Right now Bush is ranking out as a high-end RB2 in NFL.com PPR leagues, and is gaining ground every week as guys like Jamaal Charles and Alfred Morris struggle to produce fantasy stats.
Question– The Dolphins defense is doing pretty well in my league, and right now I own the Ravens and they have been going downhill. Are the Dolphins worth picking up in place of the Ravens?
James Morris: I would cut the Ravens loose and play a floating defense at this point. If you look at the Strength of Schedule to finish the season out, the Dolphins have the 3rd toughest fantasy schedule for defenses from here on out. I like them in a few games, but I would look at playing the match-ups as there are always good defenses on the waiver wire.
Question– I own Dwayne Bowe, but he hasn’t scored since week 4, and he has been killing me the past few weeks. Is there a WR or two I can target in trade talks that I might be able to trade him for?
James Morris: Right now Bowe is ranked 21st in NFL.com PPR leagues, and I don’t see it getting any better as he has the 10th toughest S.O.S. for games remaining. Given the problem the Chiefs have on offense, I’d look to move him for someone like Brian Hartline (6th best S.O.S.) or Steve Smith (4th best S.O.S. and underperforming). You are going to have to be slick and play on Bowe’s name more than his stats, but I think he can be moved and I would much rather have either of those WRs than Bowe.
Question– Is Danny Amendola going to play this week? And, should I pick him up for the rest of this season?
James Morris: Absolutely he is worth adding RIGHT NOW! The guy is owned in just 34.9 percent of NFL.com leagues, and he was putting up 19.23 PPG in NFL.com PPR scoring formats before the game where he was injured. Sam Bradford trusts him, and the guy is a receptions magnet. I wouldn’t play him this week against a 49ers defense that is playing lights out football. But, I would certainly add him and stash him for a fantasy playoff run.
Be sure to check back here on Friday for James’ Week 10 “Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em” lineup advice.
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