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  • Brandon 9:34 pm on September 29, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 5, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Mewelde Moore, RB, Steelers (0.6% owned, Desperation Pickup) – With Willie Parker already out with an injury, the Steelers lost backup Rashard Mendenhall for the season with a fractured shoulder in Monday’s game. Mewelde Moore will most likely become the backup to Parker, but if Fast Willie is to miss another game or two with his knee injury, Moore would get the start. Keep in mind though that running back Carey Davis was splitting carries with Moore after Mendenhall went out with the injury, so it could become a committee situation.

    Lance Moore, WR, Saints (1.5% owned, Instant Starter) – I guess he should have made the list last week after seven receptions, but now he’s for real (at least until Marques Colston makes his return.) With seven more receptions, 101 yards and two touchdowns, it appears he’s Brees’ favorite target for the time being…and should be on your roster if possible. (More …)

    • Matt 10:35 pm on September 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What’d I say about Deuce, eh?

    • Lee 8:39 am on October 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Despite the way that the Saints spread the ball around and you never really know where it is going to land, I mentioned Lance Moore on the radio Show last week as a pickup. Speed and decent hands.

  • Brandon 11:42 am on September 29, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 4 Weekend Wrap-up: Favre keeps on truckin' 

    Before I go into any thoughts on the games from the weekend, I have one question: Has there ever been a week in the NFL where the combined age of the four quarterbacks playing in two games (Jets vs Cardinals, Vikings vs Titans) was greater than this week? This weekend we saw Brett Favre (38), Trent Green (38), Kurt Warner (37), Gus Frerotte (37), and Kerry Collins (35) all out there trying to show young whipper-snappers across the league how the game is played…with varying degrees of success (or failure). Anyways, let’s get into what transpired this weekend, starting with the barn-burner that took place as the Arizona Cardinals came into town to battle the Jets:

    • Jets 56, Cardinals 35: You would never have guessed that the score to this game was 0-0 after the first quarter…but it was. Six Brett Favre touchdowns and 472 Kurt Warner passing yards (or whatever percentage he got after the first quarter) later, you end up with the final score of 56 to 35. Without going into too much more detail (you can see the stats for yourself), let’s just say that anyone who started Laveranues Coles, Jericho Cotchery, Edgerrin James, Larry Fitzgerald, or Anquan Boldin were not disappointed. Nor were the crazy Cardinal homers who started Steve Breaston or Jerheme Urban…if any actually exist (P.S. You’ll find Breaston on the waiver wire list this week…especially if Boldin misses any games after suffering a bad helmet-to-helmet hit.)  (More …)
  • Brandon 12:16 pm on September 28, 2008 Permalink
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    Make sure Carson Palmer is on your bench 

    Palmer is out this week with a sore elbow, so Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start. Fitzpatrick makes an interesting emergency play against a less than stellar Browns defense this week…

  • Matt 7:04 pm on September 26, 2008 Permalink
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    Desperation is a Stinky Cologne: Extreme Sleepers for Week 4 2008 

    In a bind? This column is for those of you who, due to injury or just plain poor team management, find yourselves with a gaping hole at QB, RB or WR. It’s crunch time – let’s head to the free agent pool and see what we can dig up! There’s gotta be a few diamonds in the rough who might be able to help us out this week.

    Remember, this differs from a standard “waiver wire” post in that I’m not advising you to pick these players up if you’re seeking long-term production. Thanks to matchups, injuries, or other favorable conditions, these normally ignorable guys might just be useful this week if you really need them, but in most cases aren’t worth a long-term roster spot.

    Last week, I predicted that you might be able to get useful production out of the following players. Let’s see how we did: (More …)

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  • Brandon 2:56 pm on September 26, 2008 Permalink  

    Studs and Duds – Week 4: Back in the swing of things 

    Before I go into this week’s “studs” and “duds”, I must apologize for not getting a post up last week. I was en route to San Antonio to meet my girlfriend’s family, so I didn’t really have too much time to sneak off and blog (hopefully you understand!) Anyways, after a quick review of my week two picks though, it appears that I’m off to a pretty solid start this year. While the guy I mentioned in the title of the post, Ryan Grant, had a terrible game somehow (honestly…this was supposed to be a lock against a bad Detroit defense!), big games from Adrian Peterson, the Denver Connection (Cutler to Marshall), and a poor performance from Derek Anderson led the way as I ended up 15-4-3 (correct-incorrect-push). This brings my current season total to 28-11-9, leading me to believe that my picks have some iota of usefulness to them. So without further ado, here are my “stud” and “dud” picks for the upcoming weekend:


    Earnest Graham, RB, TB: Although I recommended starting Clinton Portis and Maurice Jones-Drew over Graham in an Ask the Geeks segment this week, it wasn’t easy. Graham is going against one of the worst run defenses in the league this weekend, as the Packers are letting up a league worst 5.7 yards per carry (they’re also letting up over 150 yards a game on the ground.) Graham should get plenty of chances in this one as it will most likely be a pretty tight game the whole way.

    Selvin Young, RB, DEN: Although Young has done nothing special to date, all I want to say is that he’s playing a Kansas City team that is allowing over 200 yards a game on the ground and is the second worst in the NFL in total rushing yards allowed this season with 612 through just three games! (More …)

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