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  • Brandon 12:14 pm on August 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Perplexed by the flex spot 

    Atg ButtonThis week in our Ask the Geeks post we take a look at the flex spot and who makes a good play:

    Paul asks: Hey Guys a quick ? for you, just finished draft I took Josh Morgan (Flex) to go along with Colston, V. Jackson, R. Williams and S Moss. Jamaal Charles and Donald Brown are still available. Should I add one of those 2 running backs and ditch one of the receivers? Thanks for your help and advice. have a good season

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  • Brandon 11:27 am on August 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Blogger League team: FFGeekBlog.com 

    Yesterday was the live draft for The Hazean‘s Blogger League, which he’s hosted for the past few years and features many fantasy football bloggers from across the web. Unfortunately for team FFGeekBlog.com, I logged in about two minutes before the 8 PM start time, only to realize that Java needed to be updated on the laptop I was using! By the time I actually got into the draft room, Rams running back Steven Jackson had already been selected as my first pick (#4). At first I was a little discouraged by this pick, but as the other bloggers reminded me, this is a PPR and S-Jax should see all the work he can handle this season in both the running AND passing game (he had 90 receptions a few years ago!), so it should be alright. Anyways, here is the team I ended up with, along with the round I made the pick in parenthesis. (Note: The league plays a QB, RB, WR1, WR2, TE, WR/RB, K and DEF.)

    • QB Peyton Manning (2)
    • RB Steven Jackson (1)
    • WR Chad Ochocinco (3)
    • WR Eddie Royal (4)
    • TE Zach Miller (10)
    • RB/WR Felix Jones (5)
    • K Stephen Gostkowski (11)
    • DEF New York Giants (8)
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    • George 4:08 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why did you take Peyton in the 2nd? I took Peyton in the 2nd, with the 14th overall pick — but only because I’m in a 2QB league. And even then, I felt like I was reaching for him a little. You’re optimistic about Peyton this year?

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right, I probably did reach a bit for Peyton and I might have been able to get him with my third round pick (7 picks later), but I feared that if I didn’t get him there, I wouldn’t get a top tier quarterback because I would have to wait for the draft to snake all the way back around to me for my 4th pick. Considering the league has less roster spots than I’m used to, I was aiming to get one of the top players in a few of the positions to make sure I put up decent numbers each week. I think that makes sense, hah.

      • Brandon 4:53 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Another reason was that this league is my third league (in level of importance to me), so I wanted to switch up my normal draft style, in which I hardly ever draft a top-tier quarterback, just to see how it works out for me.

        To answer your original question though, I am pretty optimistic on Peyton this year and I think he’ll put up solid numbers, even without Marvin Harrison in town.

  • Matt 2:14 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink
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    And so it begins: McNabb danced around the issue with the press and didn't come… 

    And so it begins: McNabb danced around the issue with the press and didn’t come right out and state the obvious – that Vick’s presence last night was as disruptive for the Eagles as it was for the other team – but it was telling that he repeatedly said how important it was to spend the second half playing “our offense” – e.g., the real Eagles offense, the one without Vick.

    The season’s two weeks away. It’s hard to blame McNabb if he’s frustrated that instead of focusing on fine-tuning the Eagle’s effective, proven offense, Andy Reid is devoting large portions of a preseason game to experimenting with Vick.

  • Brandon 12:11 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink
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    Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall has been suspended by the team, although the duration has not been specified yet, reports Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk. The maximum length of the suspension can be up to four games and if that is the case, his fantasy football stock takes a major hit. However, Eddie Royal and Brandon Stokley’s stock should be boosted quite a bit. Our wide receiver cheat sheet has been updated accordingly.

    Update: Looks like his suspension is only for the remainder of the preseason, but I’m not quite sure how that benefits the team at all unless they simply want to prevent him from distracting the rest of the team. He’s just going to know less of the playbook and have ZERO chemistry with Kyle Orton. Maybe he’ll get traded? I can’t move him up our rankings until some positive news comes out regarding Mr. Marshall.

  • Matt 11:11 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink
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    Yahoo! fantasy football apps launching on September 8 

    A tweet from YahooFootball just now:

    Yahoo on iPhone and Blackberry

    Holla indeed. Great news for Yahoo! users with iPhones and Crackberries. I hadn’t heard the news and tried to figure out why Yahoo! thinks we might already know. All I could dig up was this press release from August 12 which mentions the mobile apps:

    This year, Yahoo! fantasy football enthusiasts will be able to track their favorite team’s success right in the palm of their hands. On September 8th, Yahoo! Fantasy Football goes mobile, launching three different ways to stay on top of their game. Included in the Yahoo! Mobile offering will be an iPhone app, a BlackBerry app, and a version for the mobile web. With mobile fantasy football you can get real-time scores and player stats, the ability to bench and start different players, and even the ability to trade with others in your league – all through your mobile device.

    If there’s one thing I’m a bigger dork about than fantasy football, it’s my iPhone, and all my leagues are on Yahoo!, so this is pretty much the perfect storm of awesome. I’ll get a review up here as soon as I get my grimy mitts on it.

    • aquababie 11:58 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been using my fan teams pro with my iPhone. I wonder how this will compare.

      • Matt 12:44 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’ve been using that too, and it’s not bad, but it’s kind of slow.

    • Brandon 4:41 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • Matt 10:17 am on September 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wait, isn’t that the title of this post? 🙂

    • webtrashman 9:23 pm on September 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    • Brandon 8:37 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Just got the app this morning and it looks pretty decent so far…will have to wait until the games start to make the final call though.

      It currently thinks that Devin Hester, Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles are on a BYE week though, while the Patriots play the Broncos this weekend…interesting. I assume all the schedules are screwed up at this point, but they should be fixed soon I would hope.

    • Tony 12:07 pm on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      really because when i go to the link, it still says to check back on Sept. 8th

    • Brandon 10:06 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If you have an iPhone, just search for the Yahoo Fantasy Football app and you can sign up there.

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