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).