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Week 4 mailbag - What's the deal with those starry QBs?

Ben's take on early struggles for Rodgers, Cam and Stafford plus Week 4 lineup thoughts

From @ThaNotoriousBJG... I think after that game, FF owners should sell Jammal Charles high. Thoughts?

Assuming you would get a running back in return, the question is sell high for whom? As a Charles owner, I saw two things in his monster performance against the Saints that removed any lingering doubts after his MIA week 2 outing: speed, notably on the 91-yard score, and durability. Guy touched the ball 39 times, unreal!!! That workload isn't sustainable and the Chiefs had better correct themselves in that area before they wreck themselves by running Charles into the ground, but the positives outweigh the negatives for sure. The upcoming schedule is less than ideal (SD, Bal, TB), but Peyton Hillis is likely out this week so that means more Charles. Unless trading means adding Arian Foster, Ray Rice, another top-7 back or a stud elsewhere, I say hold on and let Charles do his thing for your roster.

From @Noobito... is Kevin Smith worth keeping on the bench?

He certainly isn't worth keeping in your starting lineup, much to the chagrin of our newsman and like Smith, a Central Florida alum. While understanding the early season appeal, my preseason advice was to pass on Smith because either injury or Mikel Leshoure would take him out. Obviously, it was the latter as Smith even fell behind Joique Bell in last week's plan of attack. If you're a Leshoure owner and have room for a handcuff, hold. Otherwise, he stays on your roster as a flyer, but nothing more.

From @dbnjdno1...who do I start Cam Newton (at Atlanta) or Andy Dalton (at Jacksonville) this week?

Based on three weeks worth of numbers, Dalton would be the guy; he ranks tied for sixth in QB scoring (Newton tied for 12th) and has throw six TDP compared to Newton's two. Then look at Newton's numbers in two games against the Falcons; terrible QB ratings and two TDP versus five interceptions.

And yet...I'd roll with Newton. While I urge folks not to let pride get in the way of their lineup or trade decisions, you just spent a high pick on this guy and he's coming off a bad game. If he's truly a legit stud, expect a bounce back game. Dalton gets major props for his work, but the game is on the road and the Jaguars have allowed only two touchdown passes on the season.

From @dougbarington...Should I start H. Nicks?! Same situation as Wk 2, I benched him and he had monster game with 19 fan pts! Have a crystal ball?

Well Doug, it appears the decision may be made for you now that the Giants have downgraded Nicks' status to "doubtful". Adding to the confusion, New York's game at Philadelphia is on Sunday night. Unless an owner has Ramses Barden or the likes of Jeremy Maclin available to plug in (also factor in the appropriate options from the Monday night teams, Dallas and Chicago), waiting on Nicks appears overly optimistic. For the long haul, Nicks' owners perhaps should hope the Giants sit their star receiver so the injury does not linger deep into the season. Granted, owners sporting an 0-3 record don't care about the long haul since another loss could prove devasting. Same might be said of those owners that wait on Nicks without a viable backup plan.