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  • Matt 5:28 pm on December 13, 2007 Permalink  

    Thanks for reading! (Oh, and one more thing…) 

    As the fantasy football season is quickly drawing to a close, I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to our readers who have made our first season of blogging a whole lot of fun. When we started this blog, we didn’t know if anyone would care about what we had to say, and we definitely had no idea that we’d wind up with thousands of readers every week. Your participation and feedback in the comments and the Ask the Geeks columns have made this a whole lot of fun.

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    If you’re still live in your playoffs, best of luck. If not – well… happy holidays! Thanks again for visiting. We’ll be posting throughout the rest of the fantasy playoffs, and we’re planning on posting regularly with news and updates during the offseason as well.

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  • Matt 12:07 pm on December 13, 2007 Permalink
    Tags: bryant johnson, , shockers, tarvaris jackon   

    Three Potential Shockers for Week 15 

    After watching David Patten go off and validate my decision to declare him a potential shocker for week 14, I’m going with the theory that three really is a lucky number. Or maybe I’m just lazy and only feel like giving you three shocker picks instead of five, since a good portion of our audience is probably out of contention at this point (we take no responsibility for this. If you win, though, we strongly feel that we deserve at least some of the credit, and a portion of your winnings).

    As always, here’s a brief explanation of my definition of a fantasy “shocker”: A player who comes out of relatively nowhere, has a gigantic, multi-touchdown game, becomes the hottest waiver commodity the following week, and then soon sinks back into the relative obscurity from whence he came. Like I’ve said before, these are long-shot picks and I don’t expect to hit on most of them.

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  • Brandon 9:53 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink  

    Ask the Geeks: Week 15 

    Week 15 begins tonight, as the Denver Broncos go to Houston to take on the Texans, so let’s get started with a few early questions from our readers…

    Chris asks: Hey guys .. I have a couple of roster questions for my semifinal matchup


    1.For my third WR would you start Lee Evans or Bobby Engram .. It would be easy to say Evans over his outing last week but this entire year I have been being very optimistic after big games like that but instead he will go weeks with 40 yd games and no TDs while Engram is more reliable..

    2. San Diego D or Green Bay D

    Brandon’s take: Hey Chris, that’s a tough one you have there with your receivers. It’s hard for me to tell you to start Engram over Evans, when Evans made my "Studs" list this week. However, since it is the playoffs, you might go with the more reliable Engram in this case. Evans is a home run threat, especially against the Brownies defense, but Engram is pretty good for 8-15 points a week or so. Engram has been producing all season long and actually has more touchdowns than Evans.

    In terms of your defenses, I would go with San Diego this week. The Lions have been terrible lately, losing 5 straight, while averaging under 20 points a game and I see the Chargers defense going big in this one at home.

    Matt’s take: If you’re ever going to start Evans, this is the week. He tends to run hot and cold, and since he just had a nice game, he might be ready for a hot streak. He and Edwards should connect at least a five times against Cleveland, and he’s always a threat for the long touchdown catch.

    Keep an eye on the St. Louis QB situation this week, and if Brock Berlin is starting again, use the Green Bay defense. If not, San Diego’s a decent choice.

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    • Throwback 10:09 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I presently have Sabastian Janikowski as my Kicker. Should I consider picking up Rob Bironas, Ryan Longwell or Rian Lindell off waviers.

      Who to start at QB Gerrard or Rivers and WR Nate Burleson or Jabar Gaffney?


    • James 10:49 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      DO or DIE TIME!!!
      – Im going to throw a tough one at you…
      Pick the best option for me this week; either 2 WR and 3 RB OR 3 WR and 2 RB out of this group. ( WR- Larry Fitz, Hines Ward, Torry Holt) (RB- Ryan Grant, Frank Gore, Rudi Johnson, Justin Fargas, Selvin Young)

    • Eric 11:29 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply


      Thanks for the advice. I’m a little torn between Driver and Curtis at this point, but leaning towards Driver. It just seems that everytime I sit Curtis he blows up, and everytime I start him, he sucks. I guess it doesn’t matter what I do if that’s the karma, eh?

      EVERYONE is telling my I should start Baltimore’s D… but I’m a little concerned they might just not care at this point in the season, and pretty much go in assuming a win against Miami. I’m leaning towards the Vikes… partly due to a gut feeling, and partly due to this: http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/nfl/news?slug=ys-expertpoll-07week15-d

      Convince me I’m crazy and should go with the Ravens:) A lot of it might have to do with which CB’s they are starting.

      Thanks again!

    • Shaun 4:53 pm on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      I need some help. I ahve a running back dilemma. Who should I start Brandon Jacobs or Kevin Jones?

    • Matt 12:52 pm on December 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Eric – I totally disagree with the Yahoo guys. If you’re worried about Baltimore phoning it in this week, I have two words for you: Ray. Lewis. He wouldn’t allow that to happen even if they had the Dolphins’ record. The Dolphins, on the other hand, are being so routinely embarrassed by opposing defenses that it’s almost a guarantee that Baltimore will rack up the sacks and INTs this week, and are as good a bet as any team to score a TD.

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