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  • Brandon 10:00 pm on September 11, 2008 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 2 

    Atg ButtonWith week one of the NFL season in the books, it’s time to take a look at some of the dilemma’s that fantasy team managers are facing this week. Remember, you can use the Ask the Geeks button located on our left sidebar to send your own questions to us throughout the entire season, with questions regarding who to start, who to pick up, or anything else you can think of regarding fantasy football. Anyways, here we go…

    Alex asks: I need advice on who to start for week 2. Anthony Gonzalez or Donald Lee? Please reply ASAP!

    Brandon’s take: Alex, before checking the stats on this one, my immediate reaction was to recommend Anthony Gonzalez. If you have a WR/TE slot in your league, it should almost always be filled with a wide receiver unless you have two top tier tight ends for some reason. After checking the stats, it further supports my initial thoughts. Donald Lee had three catches last week for a meager 10 yards, while Anthony Gonzalez showed that he’s becoming an important part of the Colts passing game with five catches for 48 yards. Both players go up against less than stellar pass defenses this week, but the fact that Gonzalez is A) a receiver and B) is more involved with his team’s passing game makes him the logical choice here.

    P.S. In case you meant Donald Driver though, I’d still go with Gonzalez.

    Matt’s take: I’d also go with Gonzalez. Aaron Rodgers didn’t have too many problems passing the ball against the Vikings last week, so I’d anticipate that Peyton will have a nice game. Gonzalez is clearly part of the Colts’ game plan, so he’ll get his share as long as Peyton does his part.

  • Matt 5:00 pm on September 11, 2008 Permalink  

    Podcast roundup – week 2 

    Fantasy football podcasts are great if you’re looking for something fun and informative to listen to in the car or at the gym. I’ve got a few that I check out regularly, and I’ll post ’em here on a weekly basis.

  • Matt 3:44 pm on September 11, 2008 Permalink  

    Rumblin', Stumblin', Crumblin' – Week 2, 2008 

    This weekly feature keeps an eye on the potential trade values of the various players you may have on your roster, or might look to trade for. Players who are Rumblin’ saw their value increase in the past week. Stumblin’ means the player’s value decreased, and Crumblin’ means they’re dropping off the map entirely.

    Remember the mantra – sell high, buy low. Hopefully these columns will help spark some trade ideas for you.


    Chris Johnson – The preseason buzz was just that – buzz – until he proved something in a real game. Well, that didn’t take long. His 127 total yards and one touchdown certainly caught the eye of fantasy managers, and no doubt his coaches took notice as well. Johnson’s a great start against Cinci this week, and is likely to put up similar (or better) numbers. If you’re thinking about selling high on him, you’ll want to do it now or after next week. The Titans take on Baltimore in week 3 and Minnesota in week 4, which means there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll put up two straight “meh” performances in a row and the bloom will come off the rose somewhat.

    Thomas Jones – One of last year’s most vexing fantasy RBs did in his first game what he was unable to do just about every week last season: find the end zone. That alone restores a lot of faith in him. The vibe on Jones is pretty good right now, and I imagine he’d probably fetch a little more trade value than he’s really worth at this point. That was a nice game, but it was against the Dolphins, and this still gives him a grand total of two touchdowns since 2006. (More …)

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