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  • Brandon 9:38 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 3 

    Atg ButtonHere we go with the questions rollin’ in for week three…hopefully we can offer you some decent advice and give your team what it takes to carry you to victory this week…

    Ali asks: hey Brandon, great blog. I need some advice. I have Megatron (CJohnson) and Roddy White as my two starting receivers. I also have David Patten and Patrick Crayton on the bench. For backup RBs i have Justin Fargas, BJax, and Sproles (I do not own LT).

    I feel like I need help at WR b/c White is inconsistent. So, my question is would you recommend dropping any of the guys mentioned above for Stuckey, Gage, Antonio Bryant (TB), Isaac Bruce, Bryant Johnson (SF), Robert Meachem, or Amani Toomer?

    Other RBs available are: Fred Jackson, Ahmad Bradshaw (I have Jacobs), LaMont Jordan, Le’Ron McClain , Jamal Charles … what do you think?

    Brandon’s take: Thanks for the compliment! As for your team, you might consider dropping David Patten for Bryant Johnson, who seems to be a favorite target of J.T. O’Sullivan, but it’s really not that much of an upgrade. Robert Meachem has a brighter future than Patten, but there’s no telling that it’ll be this season. Stick with your guys for now (probably starting Crayton with White and CJ) and see what happens. White had four catches last week, so it appears that Ryan is looking his way and he should get better as the season goes along.

    As for your running backs, you definitely want to scoop up Ahmad Bradshaw since you own Jacobs. I would pick him up and probably drop BJax (Brandon Jackson I assume?) If Jacobs goes down, Bradshaw will be very productive for you. The others are nothing special, but you might consider trading Sproles to the LT owner immediately (while he’s shaking in his boots that his top pick could lose some carries.) Hope this helps!

    Matt’s take: Why does Brandon get all the love? Don’t make me pull a Chris Cooley.

    For a league that starts 2 WRs, you’ve hardly got a killer corps there, but none of the waiver options you mention are an upgrade at this point. Keep an eye on Gage and Meachem, as both have some upside this season (especially Gage – Meachem will probably fade out of the picture once Colston’s healthy again).

    • Ali 7:49 am on September 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Brandon! i was at the skins/saints game and brees looked to patten almost each play. he almost had a TD if brees had thrown it just a bit higher. meachem had one catch, but it was for the TD. so tough situation in an offense where they spread it around.
      someone scooped up Bradshaw last night, but dropped Ward instead, do you think he’s a worthy pickup?

    • Ali 9:57 am on September 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      My bad Matt! I wasn’t trying to single anyone out … but thanks for your insight too

    • Matt 11:44 am on September 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 I was just kidding around Ali. Glad you like the blog.

  • Matt 11:12 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink  

    Sell high, buy low: Trade ideas for week 3 2008 

    Sell high, buy lowIf you team needs some help and you’re looking to make a trade to bolster a position, here’s a list of players to look for and work into those deals this week. Players listed under Sell High are overvalued – meaning that I think they’re performing at a level they won’t be able to maintain throughout the season, and thus are ripe to be traded away while their value is still high. Those listed under Buy Low are the ones to look for on other peoples’ teams – hopefully their owners are discouraged by their poor performance thus far, and will trade them away for a song.

    This column will get progressively longer as the season continues; right now, with only two games for us to look at, players’ trade values are still very much up in the air.

    Sell High

    Kurt Warner, QB, Arizona: Arizona’s had an easy road so far (49ers and Fins), and Warner’s a top-5 fantasy QB if you look at his points alone. He’ll probably stay solid, but keep in mind that Arizona still says that Matt Leinart is their QB of the future, so if he has a few subpar games in a row (hardly a far-fetched scenario), he risks being benched and losing all of his value. If you can afford to pawn him off on someone who’s desperate for QB help now, make the move. (More …)

    • Michael from The Hazean 11:34 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I know CP is a buy low, and I totally agree … But there is NO WAY I am touching the guy, unless the Palmer owner is basically giving him away.

    • Advisor 11:51 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t want Palmer unless he was my back-up but right now I have Matt Schaub and think he’ll do fine. I’m just glad I didn’t draft him.

      But I do agree that Warner is a huge value right now, he might not even start the whole season. Its a chance, but a risky one at that.

    • Matt 11:53 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Who among us didn’t feel the same way about Drew Brees last season when the Saints started 0-4 and Brees had 1 TD and 9 INT? I know you guys both know your fantasy football, but when the general consensus is that a guy is washed up, I think that’s the best time to swoop in and take a chance on him.

    • John 3:30 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Although I don’t necessarily disagree with the idea of buying LT low, I am not convinced that his toe injury won’t bug him for a long time. Toe injuries can be very slow to heal, and although they sound like a minor thing so much of an athletes ability to make quick changes in direction start at the toe…in fact just about every movement starts at the toe.

    • Matt 3:34 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Normally I’d agree about toe injuries but Tomlinson doesn’t seem too concerned about it.

    • bob 12:14 am on September 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I dont think that he will play as well as he wants to for at least 2 more games and in my nfl ffleague its close players like him have a high rate of injury and reinjury.

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