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  • Brandon 4:55 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Out with the new, in with the old 

    Today the Arizona Cardinals announced that they will place starting QB Matt Leinart on the Injured Reserve list, after suffering a broken collarbone this past weekend. This means that you should immediately jump on the chance to pick up Kurt Warner in your fantasy leagues. In limited playing time, Warner has produced well, throwing for at least one touch down in each game he’s played in, as well as rushing for a touchdown. Once he gets the second half of his star receiving duo back (Boldin could return this weekend), expect pretty solid numbers from the 36 year old veteran.

     
  • Matt 4:04 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Ask the Geeks: Week 6, Part 1 

    Alison asks: Hey guys, you helped me out with a WR pick-up a couple weeks ago, and now I’ve got a better than mediocre WR bench, I desperately need help at RB. Sadly, this is not to be, as there’s nothing on the wire. So, my question is this: My current roster is LT, S. Morris, F Taylor and Morency. (I was hoping Morency might end up with the bulk of carries, but Wynn is doing decently. Taylor was added as a bye week back if needed when I didn’t know what Morency was doing.) Chris Brown, Najeh Davenport, L Washington and J Norwood are all available. Are any of these guys a better choice than the guys I’ve got? I know, it’s not a great situation.

    Matt’s take: Of the available guys you list, the only one I might want on my bench is Norwood, because of the likelihood that Warrick Dunn will go down with an injury at some point, which would grant Norwood instant feature-back status (albeit on a team that can’t run the ball very well… it’s so weird to be saying that about the Falcons). Morris, Taylor and Morency are all iffy guys, but I’m not certain that any of them are more iffy than Norwood. Morris will spend the majority of his time on the bench when Maroney returns, Taylor’s got a tweaked hammy and Jones-Drew nipping at his heels after a nice performance in KC, and Green Bay’s running back situation is more of a brigade than a platoon, so who knows what kind of action Morency will get in the coming weeks. Personally, I tend to avoid confusing situations like the plague, so I’d drop Morency in favor of Norwood, but if Dunn stays healthy, Norwood’s not going to have much value.

    Brandon’s take: If your league awards points for kick returns, then Leon Washington has some value (two 98 yard kick returns for TD’s so far), otherwise though he has proven to be fairly worthless so far…trust me, I had him in multiple teams. While Norwood may have the greatest updside, he won’t produce in the short term as long as Dunn stays healthy. Brown and Davenport are the most consistent running backs at this point. Brown has gotten over 10 carries a game so far this season, while Davenport has seemed to claim the goal-line back role in Pittsburgh. Davenport is averaging 7.5 yards a carry and has 3 touchdowns at this point, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take a few more carries from Willie Parker each week. I don’t like Morency at all, so I would ultimately recommend you drop him and pick up Davenport.

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    • Dan-o 6:25 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I’m gonna start posting using Dan-o because there’s just too many other Dan’s out there. Anyways, I don’t think you should be dropping Bulger at this point unless you’re really desperate and need that bench spot for someone else. He’ll be back at some point, and I think it would be crazy to get rid of him unless absolutely necessary, you should try to wait until you see what he can do when his ribs are healed.

    • Brandon 8:38 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Well the way I see it with Bulger is this…most likely you’re in a one QB league, so you would generally have two quarterbacks (one for the bye week or matchups). If you’re carrying Bulger at this point, it most likely means that you need three QB’s. If your bench is small, then you most likely will have to drop him if you have a bad bye week with lots of conflicts. Otherwise though, do you really think the minuscule chance that Bulger will come back and perform a lot better than free agents such as Kurt Warner and Daunte Culpepper is worth the roster spot he’ll be hogging all season? Also, when the Rams are 0-8, will they be in a rush to get their huge-contract QB back in the line-up?

  • Brandon 1:28 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Waiver-Wire Pickups, Keeper Sleepers and Spot Starts: Week 6 

    Wow. That’s all I can say after watching last nights game between the Bills and Cowboys. While predicted to be one of the more lopsided contests of the season, that game proved to most likely be one of the best games of the year. How can Romo play SOOO bad and his team still win? I guess only Bills fans can answer that one. Anyhow, here are your waiver wire pickups, keeper sleepers and spot starts for Week 6. I’ve added a quick review of the teams that are on a BYE this week for your reference (and will continue to do so for the next few weeks) at the top as well.

    BYE: Buffalo, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, San Francisco (rough week for many managers I’m sure)

    Quarterbacks

    Kurt Warner (ARI): With Matt Leinart done for the year with a broken collarbone, Warner now takes over as the uncontested starter in Arizona. If Boldin can come back this week, Warner should be able to put up some quality numbers passing to him and Larry Fitzgerald for the remainder of the season.

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    • Fantasy Football Collective 5:48 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I like the Mewelde Moore call, the guy just produces but he’s been stuck in an organization that doesn’t know its head from its ass the past 5 years. Look at the fundamentals of his performance (think Moneyball applied to football) – the guy is a great receiver and runner – in 4 seasons he has 254 carries for 1200+ yards – with a YPC average of 4.9 and 116 catches for 1000+ yards and a 9.4 yards per catch average. Moore is as good or better than Chester Taylor or Priest Holmes were before they found new homes (in Minnesota & Kansas City respectively).

      So from a keeper sleeper perspective, he’s a diamond in the rough.

    • FanProphet 11:23 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Good stuff on here. Several players I have overlooked only because its not like they will start but then again it depends on the injury and bye situation on fantasy rosters. Anyway, excellent stuff!

    • Nurse Staff 12:02 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good stuff on here. Several players I have overlooked only because its not like they will start but then again it depends on the injury and bye situation on fantasy rosters.

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