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  • Matt 9:11 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink  

    Happy Halloween, FFGeekBlog Style 

    Well I can’t speak for Brandon since I definitely wasn’t going to carve a Patriots pumpkin, but here’s my Happy Halloween to all y’alls. This was my best attempt at carving a semi-recognizable Bills logo into a pumpkin without slaughtering it. Of course I have to like a team with a pretty complicated logo to carve. Shoulda been a Bears fan, I guess.

    On second thought, scratch the Bears idea. It’s just not worth having the Grossman/Griese combo at QB (and that’s saying something, coming from a Bills fan in the Edwards/Losman era).

    • Brandon 3:58 pm on October 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      That’s a pretty good carving. I haven’t seen any carved pumpkins in Puerto Rico yet though. I was thinking about the different logos and I guess the Browns would be the hardest to carve. Do you carve the word Browns on the pumpkin? You you should have carved a pumpkin that said FFGeekBlog.

  • Brandon 9:08 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink  

    Packers will need to win without Wynn 

    It looks like the injury that rookie running back DeShaun Wynn suffered in Sunday’s game was a little worse than initially though. Wynn will miss the remainder of the season after injuring a nerve in his neck and being placed on the Injured Reserve list. This opens the door for the man who replaced him, Ryan Grant, to prove that he can handle the starting role. He did well against the Broncos, rushing for 104 yards, even though Denver has the worst rush defense in the NFL. If you’re low on running back depth, Grant should be picked up immediately.

  • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink  

    AccuScore: What a waste of time 

    After reading an article about the AccuScore Super Computer on ESPN.com, which ran simulations of the Patriots-Colts game, I’m thoroughly convinced that we are already running out of things to talk about with these two teams. Honestly, what is the point of running simulations of a game where the sport’s slogan goes "…anything can happen on any given Sunday"? Unless you’re on your way to your bookie to place a big bet, how can the outcome of computer simulations affect you in any way? The nerd next door might as well run a Madden ’08 simulation on his XBox and tell you who won…it would have the same bearing on what will happen this Sunday.

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    • Bob 4:01 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of useless….Great words from someone who writes a fantasy football blog and calls himself a geek whose social life has sufferred. And by the way, you ARE the nerd next door.

    • Brandon 4:12 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Good point, but I never said I couldn’t be that nerd next door. I don’t have Madden ’08 though, so until I get it I won’t be able to run the simulation. However, I’m not sure I make your connection between me writing for a fantasy football blog being useless (as people actually use our site) and a computer that predicts the outcome of football game being useless.

  • Brandon 2:24 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink  

    Waiver-Wire Pickups, Keeper Sleepers and Spot Starts: Week 9 

    Well, we’re halfway through the regular season in the NFL, which means we’re almost 2/3 of the way done with the fantasy football regular season. If you still have a chance to make the playoffs, but are stuck with some bye week/injury issues, you might consider picking up the following players this week…

    Running Backs

    Ryan Grant (GB): DeShaun Wynn hurt himself during Monday night’s game and Grant replaced him with success, rushing for over 100 yards. He will start at least one more game and if he can rack up another good performance, he could be the new starter in Green Bay.

    Selvin Young (DEN): Did you leave Travis Henry in your lineup this past weekend, hoping that he’d start on Monday? If you did, you were angered to see that he took the night off and one Selvin Young was in the backfield for the Broncos. If he’s available (he should have been hand-cuffed with Travis Henry), you should pick him up. With Henry’s legal/suspension troubles about to rev up, Young could see an increase in playing time soon. (More …)

  • Matt 2:20 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink  

    Rumblin', Bumblin', Stumblin' – Fantasy Football Player Value Adjustments – Week 9 

    In this new weekly FFGeekBlog feature, I take a look at the players whose values are on the move. Chris Berman will help guide you as to what the three categories below actually mean. When Chris Berman’s your guide, the world is your oyster… that’s my motto.


    Drew Brees/Marques Colston/David Patten, NO: San Fran’s passing D isn’t terrible (15th in passing yards allowed per game), but they looked that way against the Saints.

    Chris Chambers, WR, SD: Scoring in your first game with a new team, especially one in which the QB only threw seven times, is a pretty good sign of things to come.

    Jesse Chatman, RB, MIA: He didn’t score, but his 79 rushing yards came on 16 carries (4.9 ypc), and he also caught three passes for 21 yards, giving him a tidy 100-yard game in a sloppy, rainy contest that didn’t feature a whole lot of offense. With Cleo Lemon® behind center, the Dolphins are going to lean heavily on Chatman and count on him to pick up where Ronnie Brown left off. He appears to be up to the challenge.

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