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  • Matt 9:43 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink  

    Attention IDP league players: Harrison suspended four games 

    I don’t do IDP. I don’t see defensive players as being consistent enough, nor their stat categories interesting enough on an individual basis, to make it worth my time. Football (the American kind, not the kind where you’re supposed to writhe in pretend agony on the turf every time you make contact with another player), as I’m sure you’ve heard many times, truly is the ultimate team sport, and that’s even more the case on the defensive side of the ball. For sure, there are some individual players, your Urlachers, Strahans, and Ray “Probably Killed a Guy” Lewises out there who are interesting from a fantasy standpoint, but by and large I just think IDP sounds pretty boring.

    Anyway, the league’s dirtiest player is out 4 games for an HGH violation, plus he’s getting old and was pretty ineffectual last season, so I’m thinking you IDP weirdos will want to drop him. As for how this affects the Pats DEF in normal fantasy leagues… I’m going to say hardly at all. Put a fork in the guy.

     
  • Matt 9:23 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink  

    What's with the green dot on QB helmets? 

    I was wondering this myself, but my mighty google-fu found the answer for me. As a service to our readers for whom the force is not as strong, I present the knowledge you seek (from here):

    For anyone wondering why there is a green dot on the back of every quarterback’s helmet, it is to signal that they have been designated to wear a transmitter in their helmet to receive calls from the sidelines.

    Had the NFL passed a rule to allow defenses to have one player use a transmitter, that player would have had a green dot on their helmet as well.

     
    • Anonymous 11:23 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      defence capt also has green dot ( # 51 leber -minisota vickings) so not iust qb have one . also you might mean only one player from each team can have a green dot

  • Matt 5:58 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink  

    Leftwich is done 

    Not that Byron Leftwich belonged on your roster anyway except in very deep, 2-QB formats, but the news that he has been demoted from the starting role still comes as something of a surprise as the Jags have been saying all along that they were confident in his abilities. He’s looked pretty rough in the preseason, and Garrard had some mild success filling in for him last season, so the move makes sense, I guess. It’s not like they had a better option.

    Don’t mistake this for an opportunity to pick up Garrard, though. Of the ten games he played last season, he only threw more TDs than INTs in four of them. I wouldn’t say this has much of an effect on the value of the Jags wideouts, either – I still wouldn’t want any of them on my team. We don’t have any of them higher than the 5th tier on our WR cheat sheet. Kind of sad.

     
    • Brandon 10:14 am on September 4, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Not only was he demoted from the starting role, it appears that he is being let go by the team. Reports are that he is talking with Baltimore about the possibility of being their second or third string QB behind Steve McNair, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

  • Brandon 2:46 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink  

    Keeper Leagues: The "Post-Draft" Draft 

    Throughout my experiences with fantasy football drafts, I’ve noticed one thing: no matter the format of the league, when it comes time to pick the last 2 or 3 guys for a team, managers rarely make very educated selections. In a 15 round draft that lasts over two hours, rosters are pretty much set and the manager is simply looking to grab another beer or get ready for bed. Even in a more experienced keeper league this can happen. In our keeper league draft, players like Priest Holmes, Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk and Reggie Williams made onto rosters with late round picks. These are prime candidates for a “Post-draft Draft”. (More …)

     
    • Brett 9:30 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I like the strategy. You should drop by The Daily Lineup, and vote-up your late round picks.

      http://www.dailylineup.org

      Cheers,
      -Brett

      The Daily Lineup is a newly launched site for user-generated fantasy player ranking and commentary. The idea for the site is twofold…

      1) Real-time fantasy player ranking — The real-time fantasy value of any given player is calculated from the votes of the that count the most–those of the fantasy community. By aggregating the votes of the community in real-time we have added another tool for the fantasy community to make informed draft day and week-to-week decisions.

      2) A player commentary and analysis system that much like the player-ranking system allows our users to vote-up commentary and analysis. Provide good advice and you’ll see yourself rise to the top of the armchair expert rankings.

    • jobez 9:55 pm on September 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not gonna lie. My 25th pick was priest holmes. He got dropped a week later for lamont jordan, but hey..it was worth a shot, right?

      BTW, our league plays 2QBs a flex and 6 IDPs, hence the 25 roster picks

  • Brandon 11:23 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink  

    Where in the world is Randy Moss? 

    Similar to that old Carmen Sandiego TV show/video game in which Carmen’s henchmen were hunted down all over the world, fantasy owners have been struggling to hunt down any information regarding one of their potential top picks in the fantasy draft this season: Randy Moss. (More …)

     
    • Joeseph Merrick 11:54 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Nice analysis on Moss, if you consider blindfolding yourself and randomly banging on a keyboard as true fantasy football analysis. Even if Tom Brady throws for 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns, he’ll throw them to 12 different receivers. Randy Moss is as valuable in fantasy football as Reche Caldwell.

      Good analysis Brandumb. Who needs QB-WR cross analysis anyway? They’re only COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON EACH OTHER.

    • Dan 12:41 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Seriously, Randy Moss as valuable as Reche Caldwell? You would be one of those people to draft Marc Bulger in the 1st round, wouldn’t you, Joseph? Now that he has a real QB throwing to him again, watch out for Randy if he can stay healthy.

      Keep in mind that team’s tendencies usually change with their available weapons. A lot of “experts” thought Javon Walker would have a bad year his first year Denver because they never threw the ball, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. You can downgrade someone if they’re going to a less favorable situation, but only an AOL user would put Randy Moss in Reche Caldwell territory.

      And for those who lack Matt’s level of “google-fu”:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Merrick

    • Matt 2:59 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, Brandon said nothing in the post about Moss’s fantasy value, so on reading comprehension “Joseph” scores a resounding F minus minus minus. He called him a “potential top pick,” which many people may consider him to be, because plenty of fantasy players have only a surface understanding of football and probably think a Brady-Moss hookup sounds pretty sweet. So you fail.

      Second, on this quote: “Randy Moss is as valuable in fantasy football as Reche Caldwell.” You seem to be forgetting that Moss is one of deadliest red-zone receivers in the league. Even if he no longer has the stamina to play as much as he did, take a look at his 2004 season, when he had only 49 receptions (less than half as many as he did in 2003 or 2002), but still pulled in 13 touchdowns. Last season, Caldwell caught 61 passes – and scored 4 TDs. Which was his career high.

    • Bigman 7:07 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      randy moss is the shit baby, he is going to take my league to the top!!!

    • Brandon 8:16 pm on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Reche Caldwell just got cut by the Patriots. He has much less fantasy value than Randy Moss. The man going by the name Joseph Merrick is awarded 0 points for his comment and may God have mercy on his soul.

    • Matt 3:30 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Joseph Merrick,

      WHAT’S UP NOW BIATCH?!

      Sincerely,
      The Fantasy Football Geek Blog

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