Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

“All Things Fantasy” (10-22-12)

October 23, 2012

This is the Monday October 22nd, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Bret Roberts (@Brett_D_Roberts) of comes on the show to talk some Fantasy basketball which included some Celtics players, Dynasty leagues, and much more. Also, I give some player I like/ don’t like for this upcoming  basketball season and talk about the weekend that was in fantasy football. my notes from the show are below

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NBA- players to stay away from

Dwayne Wade- Knee concerns me, Lebron is still the Alpha Dog in Miami

Isaiah Thomas PG, SG- Aaron Brooks is there, could be wrong about this one, but I am staying away

Steph Curry- could be great value but that depends on how far he drops. Buyer Beware

Michael Kidd- Gilchrist- Think he is being very overrated this year. No one knows how good he is going to be. Would rather take a veteran than him

Al horford- Would rather have guys like Greg Monroe, Rudy Gay.

Players I’m trying to get

Paul Millsap- 16.6 points, 8.8 rebound, 2.34 assist, 1.8 Stls, Falling in drafts

Rodney Stuckey

Carlos Boozer

Andrea Bargnani- very undervalued compared to last year.

Demar Derozen- 16.7 pts, 3.3 rebs, 2 assist last year. He is falling in drafts. Could be an excellent value pick

Kevin Martin- in 2010 he averaged 23 points,  just above 3 rebs, about 2.5 assist, last year he averaged 17 points.

“All Things Fantasy” (10-17-12)

October 18, 2012

This is the Wednesday October 17th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Scott Malewig (@sports_25tolife) of joined me to talk all things fantasy basketball that included Bynum, Dirk,Kevin Love, Jeremy Lin, the Phoenix Suns, and a lot more. Also, I talked about some start/sit for this upcoming week in fantasy football.

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Chris Johnson had 19 carries for 91 yards and had over 110 total yards last week. now he get s Buffalo team that has been terrible on DEF

Kendall Wright- has 8 or more targets in his last 5 games and has had seem decent games recently.

week 4 -4 catches  for 46 yds and a TD

week 5- 9 catches for 66yds

week6- 6 catches for 71 yards

Both Spiller/ Fred Jackson

Lance Moore

Donnie Avery/ T.Y. Hilton

Stevan Ridley

Torrey Smith

Mike Williams/ V-Jax

Sit EM

Shonne Green vs NE

Rashard Mendenhall VS Cincy

Every Ram vs GB

Sit of the week-Ray Rice- vs HOU

Zonas RB- Minny

Any Panther vs Dallas

“All Things Fantasy” (10-15-12)

October 16, 2012

This is the Monday October 15th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I talk about the weekend that was in fantasy football. Also, go over fantasy basketball auction draft strategy and late round sleepers. Here are my notes from the show, but explanation of each player can be heard by listening to the show

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Late Round Sleepers

Andre Drummond, C, Det

Omer Asik, C, HOU

Jarret Jack, PG/SG, GSW

Chandler Parsons/ Carlos Delfino, SF, HOU

Ramon Sessions, PG, CHA

Byron Mullins, C, CHA

C.J. Miles SG, SF CLE-

Aaron Brooks (PG, Sac)

Key Injuries/ Observations from Sunday

Demarcco Murray/ Felix Jones

Trent Richardson/ Josh Gordon/ Montario Hardesty

Brian Gibson/ Steven Jackson/ Darryl Richardson

Denarius Moore-

Hakeem Nicks is not his old self, Bradshaw is the man

Chiefs/ Charles/ Quinn (180yards)

Tampa Bay Offense

Jahvid Best

“All Things Fantasy” (10-10-12)

October 11, 2012

This is the Wednesday October 10th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I talk about some start/sit for the upcoming week, I take questions from a caller. Also, I played Would You Rather with NBA players that were ranked closely. My notes from the show are below

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Trades I made-

Got AP and Maclin for Calvin and BJGE- Needed a #1 RB and it is a 1 PPR league, but I am solid at WR with B-Marsh, Percy, Maclin, T. Smith, Hartline, and Andre Robert. So loosing Megatron wasn’t a big lose for my team.

Got Bradshaw, Cruz, and M. Bush for CJ2YDS, and Bowe- got offered this before last weeks game and snap called this.

Gave Leshoure for Vincent Jackson- .5PPR league, got offered this and also snapped called it. Now my lineup is McCoy, Jamaal Charles, V-Jackson, B-Marsh, & Antonio Brown. Solid group, don’t believe in leshoure to be their starter in 3 weeks



Sit Bradshaw vs 49ers

Sit Romo Vs Bal

Sit Brandon Lloydvs SEa

sit Flacco vs DAl

Sit Alfred Morris- this is BOLD though

Start Ponder vs Was

Start Kolb vs Buffalo- This is my Start of the week

Luck is becoming a Must Start

Start ALL Steelers

Start Donald Jones

Start pierre Garcon

Sit both Bills RBs-would choose spiller if I had to start one of them

Sit Marshawn Lynch vs NE- Sit of the week, Just feel that NE will make SEA beat them through the air.

Guys IM trading for:

Jeremy Maclin- He is great buy Low


Larry Fitz

Lance Moore- Is the Saints #2 WR

Andre Roberts- Has been one of the most consistent WR this year

Matt Forte- His value is only going to get higher

Miles Austin- Has been very consistent

Jordy Nelson- It can only get better, his value is at its lowest

Pierre garcon- See Nelson

Guys im trading away

Any Panther- That team is in shambles

Stafford/ Megatron- Could still get a lot for either one and they have a tough ROS schedule

Ahmad Bradshaw- His value is at its highest, will probably get hurt soon

BJGE- He has been a major disappointment

Dwayne Bowe- Ummm Brady Quin is throwing him the ball

Torrey Smith-

Would you rather: I gave my reasons for each one during the show

Danny Granger or Carmelo Anthony- Melo

Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum- Dwight

Andre iguodola or Rudy Gay- Iggy

Lamarcus Aldridge or Pau Gasol- LaMarcus

Jennings or Monta Ellis- Monta

Blake Griffin or David Lee- Griffin

Andrea Bargnani or Brookw Lopez- Bargnani

Luol Deng or Jrue Holiday- Deng

Scola or Chris caveman Kaman- Scola

Jeff Teague or  Darren Collison- Teague

“All Things Fantasy” (10-3-12)

October 4, 2012

This is the Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Michael Pichan (@fantasynomad) joined me to talk some key issues regarding RBs and WRs for Fantasy Football. A lot of jokes and funny stuff were talked about to so make sure to check out the full interview. Also, I give some pickups and a couple of start/sits. Here are some of my notes from the show. Most of these players were talked about on the show.

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Domenik Hixon- Should be the starter this week for the Giants with Ramses Barden suffering a concussion last week with 11 catches for 114 yards.

Tim Tebow- If your desperate or in a 2 QB league

Donald Jones-2 catches 90 yards a TD.

Greg Little

Guys that should be dropped (% own is based on ESPN leagues)

Mark Ingram: owned in 88% in ESPN leagues.

Pierre Thomas : owned in 83.4 % of ESPN leagues. Had 1 game where had over 100 rushing yards and hasn’t rushed for more than 20 yards in any of the other 3 games.

Toby Gerhart 67.4%-

Peyton Hillis- 80%

Shane Vereen- 60%

Robert Mecheam- 84%- has had 2 games of producing exactly 0 points and 2 games of 40 yards..

Randy Moss 62.5%- had a good week 1 , but since then has only produced 40 yards in 3 games

Titus Young- 66%- has had more than 20 receiving yards in a of the 3 games he hasn’t caught a hail marry
Start/ Sit

Phillip Rivers- is a must start vs NO
Fred Jackson/ C.J. Spiller- Sit Both
Ahmad Bradshaw- Start
Christian Ponder- Start

Chris Johnson vs Minnesota- Sit, as long as you have a better option. Minny has been very good against the run

“All Things Fantasy” (10-1-12)

October 2, 2012

This is the Monday October 1st, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I talked about players you should pickup, some elite talents, players you should trade for/away, and more. My notes from the show are attached below. (these are notes so sorry for grammatical errors)

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Real Deal or overrated?

Julio Jones- He has had 1 awesome game (6 catches, 108 Yds, 2 TD). 1 solid game ( 5 catches, 67 Yds, 1 TD) and two abissmal games ( 14 yds, and 30 yds). Next 2 Games are against WSH and OAK. The same thing happened to him last year were he had so solid games then some dud gmaes.

Chris Johnson- Finally this guy did something he had 141 rushing yards on 25 carries against one of the best defenses in the league in the Houston Texans. First game with more than 14 rushes. The fact that Locker got hurt is a huge deal for Chris Johnson.

Ryan Mathews-its starting to look murkier for this RB. First off, Jackie Battle outproduced, and out touched….. Mathews had 14 carries for 61 yards and 2 rec for 21 yards while MR. Jackie Battle had 15 carries for 39 yds and TD and 4 receptions for 40 yards and a TD.

Guys im trading away-

Doug Martin- the promising rookie weekend started the season off solid by rushing for 95 yards in week 1 and 66 yards and a TD in week 2. He has since then trailed off abit by only rushing for 53 yards in week 3 and  a measly 33 rushes on 8 attempts yesterday. Also, Legarette Blount got the TD yesterday. While I still think he will be ok this season if you can seel him now then go ahead and do it.

Andre Johnson-  ohh the very consistent inconsistent play of Dre J, Has had 2 solid weeks and 2 crappy weeks and 1 of those good weeks he only had 2 catches for 72 yards and a TD. Week 1 he had 8 catches for 119 yards, week 2 3 catches 21 yards, week 3 2 catches 72 yards and a TD, Sunday he had 3 catches for 56 yards.

Steven Jackson, heres his rushing yards by week, 53, 58, 29, 55

Greg Jennings- Reaggraveted his groin. Sell Him if you still can

Ryan Williams- Don’t believe he can handle a full work load, Did nothing yesterday, this team could start throwing the ball more and more each game

Guys Im trading for-

Mathew Stafford- It can only get better  right? Well gets a buy week to figure everything out. Hasn’t had more than 1 passing TD in any week this season, but has thrown for over 300 yards this season twice.

Jordy Nelson- Will be a top 10 WR when all is said and done.

Donald Brown- has been ok this season. But he just had a his bye week and does face Green Bay next week but then faces NYJ, Cle, & TEN the weeks after that. Think he could be a lock for 8-10 fantasy points a week which is nothing special but could be a great bye week fill in and or solid #2 rb going forward. He can also be had for very little.

Lesean McCoy- Will finish as a top 5 RB, don’t worry about the bad start

Darren Mcfadden- He is tough to deal with but I still believe  Run DMC



James Jones- Talked about him a lot more on the show, but basically could be a great pickup with Greg Jennings out

Rashard Mendenhall- should return from his injury this week, the Steelers run game has been dreadful.

Joique Bell- this for PPR leagues, had 6 catches for 72 yards on Sunday, 4 catches 44 yards, week before, and 2 catches for 59 yards in week 2.

Andre Roberts- this guy had a great game  on Sunday 6, rec, 118 yards, 2 TDS to bring his total to 4 TDs on the season. That was his first game of over 100 yards, but he has had some games earlier this season. With the RB situation not good

Greg Olsen- had a disappointing first 2 weeks but has been on fire the past 2 weeks, last week he had 7 rec s for 98 yards (14 Targets), yesterday he had 6 catches for 89 yards and a TD.

Brian Hartline- ummm wow, this guy had 12 receptions for 253 yard and 1 TDs. Let me say that again. Question is was it a fluke and while he isn’t getting 253 yards again he 19 targets yesterday. Now he has had some up and down games. His down games were against  the Jets and Texans and he still managed 8 and 9 targets in those games. His other good game was against Oak were he hed 9 catches ( on 12 targets) for 111 yards. Next week gets Cincy

Ryan Fitzpatrick- Leads the NFL in Passing TDs, Enough said.

“All Things Fantasy” (9-24-12)

September 25, 2012

This is the Monday September 24, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” where I talk Fantasy Football. I talk about players you should pickup, Buy lows/ Sell high and more. Here are my notes from the show

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Bilal Powell- Blind Resume Time

Player A- had 10 carries for 45 yards and 2 catches for 24 yards

Player B- had 19 Carries for 40 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards

Player A is Bilal Powell

Player B is Shonn Greene- Jets Go against the 49ers then Houston Texans. Which means Green will Struggle the next 2 weeks

Lamar Miller/ Daniel Thomas- Reggie Bush is looking like he wont play next week so both of these guys would get a huge booosssttt if that’s the case. Daniel Thomas would be the starter and Lamar Miller would be the backup.  Thomas had 19 carries for 69 YDS and a TD while Miller had 9 carries for 48 Yards

Andrew Luck has looked pretty good in the past couple games

T.Y. Hilton- 4 catches, 113 yards and 1 TD.. with Austin Collie out for the season, T.Y. could end up being a solid fantasy contributor. He is def a stash and see. And Donnie Avery is becoming a must add

Lance Moore- is becoming the #1 WR for the Saints, in week one he had 6 rec, for 120 Yds, and 1 TD. He had disappointing week 2, but came back strong yesterday with 4 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD and was inches away from making it 2 TDs.  This is one of those players I am trying to acquire in a bunch of leagues.

Tashard Choice- had a great game coming in for C.J. Spiller when he got hurt, but I don’t see him that much value this week. I would pickup him and hope Fred Jax doesn’t play

Shaun Draughn- Has really been in play when chiefs got blown out but he could be a factor since Peyton Hillis got hurt so Draughn could be only one to relieve JC when he needs a rest.

Nate Burleson- nothing special about him but he saw 12 targets yesterday same as Calvin and Pettigrew.

Leonard Hankerson- Shanahan has announced the he has earned the right be a starter

Jerome Simpson

TE Position

Here is the top 5 TEs including week 3 in a .5 PPR league

1.      Tony Gonzalez -21 Rec, 214 Yds, 3 TDs- 49.9 pts

2.      Vernon Davis- 13 Rec, 169 Yds 4 TDs- 47.40

3.      Heath Miller – 15 Rec, 129 Yds, 4 TDs- 44.40

4.      Martellus Bennett 15 Rec, 185 Yds, 3 TDs- 44.00

5.      Jimmy Graham 17 Rec, 172 Yds, 3 TDs- 43.70

Kyle Rudolph- is quickly becoming one of the best FANTASY TEs. He has 3 TDS in his last 2 games. Now he hasn’t gotten a lot of yardage but when Ponder gets to the Redzone he is looking for Rudolph.


Buy Low

Lesean McCoy-Should be solid the rest of the season, his first 2 weeks were solid as he had 110 Rushing Yards in week 1 and 81 rushing yards in week 2 week with 81 Yds and 1 TD on 25 Carries against agood BAL team. Arizona has a solid Def and Mccoy only managed 70 yards on 13 carries.

Dez Bryant-has on 14 catches and 164 yards in 3 games.

Jordy Nelson-

Aaron Rodgers-

Cam Newton-

Brandon Lloyd-hasn’t had a huge game yet as he only a had 6 points in week 1 & 2 in standard leagues, but had 108 yards on 9 catches in week 3. He doesn’t have a TD yet so that’s why his numbers are so low but I think he will still be an elite receiver this year

Sell High

Mike Vick- has looked dreadful and there is even talk about him not starting anymore. He lost 2 Fumbles yesterday, had 3 TO the week before and had 4 INTS in week 1. HE really isn’t running the ball that much anymore only 92 yards ( yes that’s 2nd most among QBS) but we know also gets hurt and I don’t see Vick being a big Fantasy contributor by week 8.

Alfred Morris- has been solid so far this year ( 7th in the NFL in rushing yardsbut I don’t think he will continue this production that much this season. If ou need Morris now then keep him but if your not playing him I would package him in a trade and see what you can get for him. Remember they still have Evan Royster and Roy Helu ( who had a great 2nd half of last season)

Andre BrownI actually think Brown could have fantasy relevance the rest of the season even with Ahmad Bradshaw playing. Brown had A ridiculous game last week 130 total yards with 2 tds and I think he will split carries with Bradshaw aka Brandon Jacobs. Now imagine if Bradshaw gets hurt and is out for more than 1 week

Stevan Ridley-

Matt Schaub-

Andy Dalton-

Guys who had bad weeks but will bounce back

Frank Gore- will  bounce back

C.J. Spiller- Very Merky situation

Vincent Jackson- will fo sho bounce back

D. Thomas (WR, Den)- he will be fine, was #2 WR before this week.

Steven Jackson- Don’t think he be that good the rest of the season

Defense for this week- Seattle @ STL,

“All Things Fantasy” (9-19-12)

September 21, 2012

This is the Wednesday September 19th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Isaac Stock joined me in studio to talk about trades. Also, I talk about how you should use your waiver wire priority, players to trade for/away, pickups to make, some underrated players for this upcoming week, and more. Here are some notes from the show. Also, I give some solid plays for weekly fantasy lineups (IE. or

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Adrian Peterson vs the 49ers- SIT

Darren Mcfadden vs the Steelers- Sit, only if you have a solid option to replace him

Michael Bush vs the Rams- START

Jamaal Charles/ Peyton Hillis vs NO- Both should be starts, Charles could easily exceed 100 yards and Hillis will probably get at least 1 TD

Donald Brown vs the Jags. The Jags have been one of the worst rushing defenses in the league. I like Brown a lot this week.

Eric Decker vs the Texans- Sit, Texans have been the best defense against the pass. ( granted, it has been against some brutal pass teams in Dolphins & Jags). want to see him produce a solid game before I would start him. Don’t sell low on him Decker.

What to do??

Chris Johnson- Sell- even if he has good week, I don’t trust him going forward. He plays Houston, Minny, and Pitt after this week. All 3 are solid run defenses.

Jamaal Charles- He should be a great start this week against the Saints who rank close to last in the NFL in run defense. However, if Charles struggles this week then I would start to be very concerned.

Cam Newton- Had him before last nights game, and seems like the league has adjusted to him, but Cam hasn’t made the adjustments to the league. This is starting to look like a down season for Cam, but he should still get some points in rushing yards which will still make a solid Fantasy QB.

Aaron Rodgers- He is going to struggle again this week against a solid Defense in the Seattle Seahawks ( never thought I would say solid defense and Seahawks in the same sentence). He won’t have Greg Jennings either. Don’t sell him and try to buy him after this week.

Larry Fitzgerald- He should not be starting until we see him produce. If you can trade him and still get value for him then go ahead and do it. Don’t sell him for nothing though.

My Starts of the Week

QB- Ryan Fitzpatrick vs the Browns- Andy Dalton threw for 3 TDs and over 300 yards last week against them. Even though Fitzpatrick hasn’t thrown for over 200 yards yet. He has thrown 5 TDS in his first 2 games which is actually tied with Matt Ryan for the most so far this season.

Andre Brown RB, NYG-  Look like Ahmad Bradshaw is out which means Brown will become the starter on Thursday for the Giants. He had 13 rushes for 71 yards and a TD last week taking over for Bradshaw. That was with ELI throwing the ball in the 2nd half. Think Brown could have a big week, but this is also a chance for David Wilson to play to.

Donald Brown- Brown has 182 yards on 28 carries (6.5 yards per carry) in two home games versus the Jaguars.  The Jags have actually been really good agains the pass this season so I think this will be a close game and both teams will run the ball a lot. BTW Brown has as many points as DMC and more than guys like Steven Jackson and Michael Turner.

WR Brandon Lafel- LaFell was targeted on 42 percent of Cam Newton’s pass attempts in Week 2, earning twice as many targets (eight) as Steve Smith (four). Has Double Digit fantasy points in his first 2 games. The Giants CBs are terrible. Look for Lafell to have a huge game. (that was a bad call)

WR- Lance Moore- had a great week 1 and struggled week 2, Now the Saints face the Chiefs who have been blown out in 2 str8 games. Moore could be the number WR for the Saints if Colston can’t play. Look for Moore to repeat his week 1 Numbers.

TE- Owen Daniels- Has been consistent so far and the Texans face a solid Broncos Defense. Look for Daniels to get a lot of catches. ( Tony G had 7 catches for 70 yards and a TD.


“All Things Fantasy” (9-12-12)

September 13, 2012

This is the Wednesday, September 12, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy”. Michael Pichan (@fantasynomad) the host of the Fantasy Nomad Show & 2 Guys & a Friggin Football Show for joins me for the entire hour to talk all things fantasy football. We go over players you trade for/ away, starts and sits, and a lot of other solid fantasy Info. Here is a short recap of what we talked about, but listen to show to get the full details. We talked about a lot of fantasy players.

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Start/ Sit

Austin Collie or Donald Brown- Brown

Cobb or Lance Moore- Coin Flip

Fitzpatrick or Luck- i think Fitz, but could be a toss up

1 out of antiono brown, bowe or T. Smith- Brown

Owen Daniels or Fred Davis- Daniels


Isiah Pead should be dropped in most leagues. Daryl Richardson looks like the handcuff there

Mikel Leshoure should be owned in all leagues.

“All Things Fantasy” (9-10-12)

September 11, 2012

This is the Monday September 10th, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, the Senior Editor of and Host of Rotowire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius/XM satellite radio, joined me to talk fantasy football and fantasy baseball. Also, I give some player pickups and some players you should or shouldn’t panic over. Here are my notes from the show.

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Larry Fitzgerald Panic-Panic-4 rec. 63 yards- Kolb is a terrible QB and it will be hard for Fitz to put big numbers consistently

Wes Welker- PANIC!!!!- Julian Edelman subbed in the game for him often, had only 3 catches for 14 yards.

Jordy Nelson/ Greg Jennings- Don’t Panic- combined for almost 100 yards. They played a tough Defense, Both will end up with solid numbers.

Michael Vick- PANIC 317 Passing yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs, 32 Rushing Yards.

Michael Turner- Panic – 11 carries for 32 Rushing Yards. I would be trying to trade immediately if I owned him. The Falcons are becoming a Pass First offense and Turner is going to struggle the whole season. Will be very frustrating to own

Willis Mcgahee, Don’t Panic- 16 carries for 64 yards- 1 fum lost. Still Solid, just faced a tough defense

Jason Witten, Don’t Panic- 1 catch 10 yards. Just coming back from injury

Eli Manning- Don’t Panic- 213 Yards, 1 TD. He will be his solid self, just a bad game.

Jamaal Charles- 87 yards- Faced a tough run defense. Will still be a solid fantasy contributor throughout the season.



Stephen Hill Jets, WR- 5 catches for 89 yards and 2 TDs. Looks like he will be the Jets big time play maker. Should be owned in most leagues but want to see him produce again before I would put him in my starting lineup.

Donald Jones, WR,BUF- He had a solid game with 5 catches for41 yards and 1 TD

Coby Fleener TE, Colts (49%)- 6 catches 82 yards. Went to college at Standford and played with Luck so he already has a repertoire with him. Could be a solid TE throughout the season

Knowshon Moreno RB, DEN- 5 carries, 13 yards, 1 TD. Insurance for Willis McGahee or pick him up if your looking for a player that could be a solid contributor later in the season.

Dexter McCluster RB, WR (13%)- 6 catches 82 yards. I like Dexter a lot especially for PPR leagues. His production will mirror what he did he in his first game, but will randomly score a TD here and there.

Cecil Shorts Jags, WR  – (0%) had a great week 4 catches for 74 yards and 1 TD, if he has another solid game then he will be a great pickup next week.

Aldrick Robinson- Could produce if Garcon can’t go