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  • Brandon 10:09 pm on September 11, 2007 Permalink  

    Week 2: Waiver-Wire Pickups, Keeper Sleepers and Spot Starts 

    Now that the first week is over, you may find that your team isn’t in quite the same shape that you thought it was to begin the season. You might have lost a player to injury or realized that your veteran might not be playing at the same level he has in the past. You might realize that your player just won’t be a good fit for the new team he’s playing on or you might just want to start planning for next year (with a keeper league Post-Draft Draft). In any case, my new weekly post should help you out in these areas. I’ll provide a list of good waiver-wire pickups that should be able to help you out throughout the season. I’ll also provide a list of the recent players that you might want to start looking at for the future of your keeper league team. Finally, I’ll provide a list of a couple players that will make good bye week or injury plug-and-plays to get you from week to week. So here we go with the Week 1 selections…

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  • Brandon 2:55 pm on September 11, 2007 Permalink  

    The Great (fill in the blank), coming to a field near you! 

    Over the weekend, I was checking on one of my rosters after the 1:00 games had finished and noticed that one of my starters had gotten me ZERO points. I was confused at first, as this player was supposed to be the number one wide receiver on a pretty decent passing team. Quickly I thought to myself, maybe they play at 4:00 or something. After checking that, I was wrong. Deion Branch had played the entire game against Tampa Bay and finished with 0 receptions for 0 yards. I then started to notice a trend of some pretty high caliber players pulling off great disappearing acts on my other rosters or on the rosters of other teams in my leagues. Below you will see a list of these players that went AWOL, along with my immediate analysis of whether or not this will be a continuing trend to be worried with, or something to shake off and give them another shot in Week 2… (More …)

    • Jobez 9:25 am on September 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      tony romo is a beast, and will continue to be. Moss wont be able to catch as many TD now that the league is gonna make the pats stop cheating.

    • Brandon 10:03 am on September 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      If Romo steps it up all season, he could join the elite group of quarterbacks that tear it up in the NFL, as well as in the social scene (i.e. dating models, singers, actresses, being in every commercial on TV, etc). But it’s too soon to clump him in there yet, even if he has already dated some hotties. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have that niche locked up currently (Brett Favre starring in blue jeans commercials doesn’t count).

  • Matt 10:00 am on September 11, 2007 Permalink  

    We're so stupid, we're so smart 

    Really, you can predict damn near anything before week 1 of the regular season and it’ll sound at least plausible. But once the games actually count and coaches turn past page 1 of the playbook, you quickly learn that what you said in the preseason can easily sound downright retarded after week 1.

    So, I figured I’d take a look back at our pre-season analysis and see how we did. While you obviously can’t say you know anything for sure after one week, we can still get a sense of how our predictions are looking so far.

    I’ll be doing one of these every week; as you’ll see, we’ll be making some more-concrete predictions on a weekly basis during the regular season, so we’ll have plenty of opportunities to either be right and get all “told you so” about it, or be wrong and eat crow.

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    • Brandon 10:13 am on September 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      In addition, we had previously recommended that our friend Sean start Anthony Gonzalez over Drew Bennett, Matt Jones and Mike Furrey. After the Indy game ended and Gonzalez didn’t have a catch, I felt bad. However, after seeing how the weekend ended up (Bennett – didn’t play, Jones – 0 catches, Furrey – 52 yards), I don’t feel so bad.

    • Brandon 4:09 pm on September 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Even Funston has jumped on the Brandon Marshall bandwagon, as he writes:
      “Teammate Javon Walker saw nearly twice as many passes – Walker’s 15 targets led receivers in Week 1 – but Marshall made his presence known with five catches for 52 yards and a 5-yard TD catch. At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Marshall should continue to see steady looks in the red zone.”
      That’s what I’m talking about!

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