Here's some of the NFL fantasy questions I've received recently, along with the feedback:

I need to start two wide receivers and T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a given, but who out of Bobby Engram, Dwayne Bowe, Reggie Wayne or Wes Welker would you start?


Bobby Engram is one of the guys I'd bench, even though he's going up against St. Louis, which is atrocious defensively. The Rams' run defense is atrocious and Shaun Alexander should be able to get his mojo going and the Seahawks will probably be playing with a lead, which leads to less passing.

Dwayne Bowe is on the road in Oakland this week. Damon Huard isn't the same quarterback on the road as he is at home and furthermore, you're going to see a lot of Larry Johnson again this week.

Donte Stallworth's breakout game last week helps Wes Welker. With people keying on Randy Moss and then Stallworth, Welker seems to always be able to beat his coverage. He's solid, doesn't drop passes and has good chemistry with Tom Brady. Two other special factors for this week: Ben Watson limped off the field last week and might not play -- if he doesn't play that helps Welker -- and also, Welker is playing his former team. That always seems to add some flavor to the mix.

My advice is that you should stick with your top gun, who is Reggie Wayne. He'll like playing these Jacksonville Jaguars a little more so than usual. Their safeties used to be stout and the Indianapolis Colts receivers didn't like getting thumped by them. Now, the guys they have -- Reggie Nelson, who isn't playing well at the pro level, and Sammy Knight, a spent veteran -- don't strike a ton of fear. More importantly, if the Jags don't get pressure, they might give up more than a couple big plays. The Jags simply don't give up yards on the ground, and the Colts will have to pass to win.

I have Brian Griese and Jay Cutler available, who should I start?

I would go with Jay Cutler over Brian Griese.

For starters, he's more talented. Secondly, he's at home after a bye week.

Griese heads to Philadelphia -- a high-pressure defense -- and his offensive line hasn't been protecting him. Also, they will probably run the ball a lot to keep the game out of Griese's hands. Otherwise, he'll make some mistakes.

Javon Walker is out and the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary has been tough, but their stats are padded from opponents like the Cleveland Browns (before they were hot), the San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills. The Broncos are 14-4 in their last 18 games following a bye week.

Should I pick up Kevin Jones, who is a free agent or should I start Marshawn Lynch or Lendale White, the two of them I already have?

Marshawn Lynch and Kevin Jones have tougher matchups than LenDale White, but White is on the road, while both Jones and Lynch are at home. The Titans are averaging only 2.9 yards per carry in their last three games.

I like Jones. They've been talking about including him more in the offense all week and he's a factor in the passing game, so he has value even if he doesn't run. The Lions are a high-octane offense and it's only a matter of time before he gets in on that.

Lynch probably is a good option because he's already shown that he will get his yards regardless of who he faces. The Ravens defense is beaten up this week and if Buffalo does get into the end zone, it will probably be him taking them there.

Do you like Anquan Boldin or Andre Davis or Jerricho Cotchery? I have to start 2 of the 3.


I would skip Anquan Boldin, who is making his first game back after a prolonged injury and might have Tim Rattay throwing his passes.

Jerricho Cotchery is a good option this week. The Bengals' defense is just awful and I have a hunch that he gets into the end zone.

Andre Davis has been good for yards since he got into the lineup and had a touchdown catch reversed last week. Both him and Cotchery are better options than Boldin.

I'm trying to pick up the Philadelphia Eagles defense off waivers to start them this week instead of the Denver Broncos defense, what do you think?

I think that's a good call. The Denver defense at home should give a valiant effort, particularly since they play well after bye weeks and are commemorating Darrent Williams and Damien Nash, but the Philadelphia Eagles get Brian Griese at home this week.

Griese has been mistake prone -- he has eight turnovers in three starts. Is that really better than Rex Grossman?

More importantly, the Eagles' defense is getting healthy as cornerback Lito Sheppard is expected to start and safety Brian Dawkinspracticed late in the week, which might indicate a return for him as well.