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  • Brandon 7:53 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    Some quick player news:

    • The Seahawks are preparing this week as if quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will NOT be the starter, so if you have him on your team, you might consider picking up his backup, Seneca Wallace. Wallace usually puts up some decent numbers when given the chance and should fill in for Hasselbeck pretty well.
    • Looks like there is a good chance that Marion Barber won’t be running the ball for the Cowboys the next few games, so if you have Felix Jones, he’d make a great start in the Barbarian’s absence.
    • It might be smart to bench my boy, Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, for a little while until he can prove that he’s getting the system down. As his numbers through two games prove, the chemistry just isn’t there yet with quarterback Kyle Orton and there isn’t much to make you believe it’ll change anytime soon.
     
    • keith alexexander 2:07 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hasselbeck and mcnabb help me plzz…
      i got both of these injured chumps with kerry collins as my backup in a two qb league with great HB’s and great WR’s that i don’t want to drop for a QB should i drop hasselbeck for a few weeks??

      • Matt 3:20 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s really too bad about Hasselbeck, I was expecting big things from him this season. I think you might be able to roll with Collins for the time being; depending on what’s available on your waiver wire, he’s probably your best bet.

    • shoun 3:17 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What about Eddie Royal? Should I drop him and pick up Sims-Walker? My other WR-Moss,Colston,Reggie Wayne and Percy harvin. Can use WR at flex but y backs aren’t strong.

      • Matt 3:24 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        OK, for one thing, with a WR corps like that you should be able to roll to a championship without lifting a finger. How many teams in this league? Four?

        I like Sims-Walker a lot at the moment, but he’s obviously far from a known commodity. I wouldn’t give up on Royal yet – of the two, I still like Royal a little bit better despite his slow start. Once Marshall gets back in gear, Denver’s offense still has the potential to return to its high-flying ways.

      • Brandon 6:12 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Matt on this one. Stick with Eddie Royal for the time being, as he’s much more of a proven commodity than Sims-Walker, who has had 2 good games his entire career. I figure Orton can only get more comfortable with Royal, Marshall and Stokley as the season goes on.

  • Brandon 3:29 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 3: Plaxico who? 

    Here’s our waiver wire recommendations for week two, starting with a pair of receivers who seemed to have solved the questions the Giants had at the position. As I mentioned last week, The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. This week I’ve added the Yahoo! ownership rank (in parenthesis) for each player so you know which guys have a better chance of being available in your league. Anyways, here we go…

    Get ’em in there

    • Mario Manningham, WR, Giants (58%) – He’s rocketed up from being a “Pretender” to having me believe he and Smith will be the Giants top receivers this season.
    • Steve Smith, WR, Giants (70%) – Looks like he’s become Plaxico Burress’ replacement and should be Eli’s top target all year.
    • Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos (48%) – As long as he stays healthy, it looks like Buckhalter is the man in Denver. He’s worth starting as a borderline RB2 or flex play based on the match-up.
    • Brent Celek, TE, Eagles (49%) – Celek showed some skills last season and it has apparently carried over, as he’s now put up solid numbers in two straight weeks. If you’re not getting production out of your current tight end, give Celek a try.
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    • Squish 4:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Another good waiver list! Mine always seem quite a bit shorter but you hit on every guys I’d consider grabbing.

      I’m currently big on Manningham and Knox at WR but I’m only watching everyone else. Henderson is looking good now but I have to believe that Brees will let up eventually and when he does, the WR situation in NO will be a crapshoot. Colston’s presence increased ad Moore is still out. I have to believe that once things even out in NO, Henderson won’t be much better than an WR3. Manningham and Knox however could easily grab WR2 status.

      At RB I agree for the most part. Bell is now a must own. I think its a little early to pick up Forsett even if he starts next week. I have Buckhalter in several leagues but its hard to believe Moreno won’t start getting the better half of the carries eventually. I wish I was lucky enough to be in a league with Brown unowned lol. Another suggestion to think about, Darren Sproles. I realize he should be owned in every league but I found him on waivers in better than half of my FleaFlicker leagues.

      I think we can all agree that the glass is full when it comes to TEs. I’d only consider picking up Celek at the moment but in deeper leagues Heap is worthwhile too.

      I was surprised not to see any QBs on your list. Surely Leftwich is at least worth picking up and holding. He’s ranked 10th right now in most formats just ahead of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The best part is that there is no way his offense can get any worse. If anything it will get better and he’s made the most of having Winslow as a target. Once Bryant gets up to speed, watchout! I’m grabbing him in all leagues that I’m weak at QB2. He was always the better of the two QBs in Jacksonville before. Watch him easily surpass Garrard this year. He’s easily worth dropping Sanchez among others (Delhomme, Pennington, Campbell).

      On another note, I have a question. Would you guys consider dropping either Walter, S. Moss, or Eddie Royal in standard leagues to pick up one of the WRs mentioned on your list? Also, is it dump time for J. Jones or Olsen yet?

      • Brandon 7:31 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point on the lack of quarterbacks, maybe the site malfunctions have distracted me a bit or something! Anyways, I’m still not sold on David Garrard. Who is he even throwing the ball to besides Kellen Winslow and Michael Clayton? Running backs? He might fit my “Stopgap” category, but I’m not sure I can put him any higher than that until he proves he has some consistency.

        P.S. Cross your fingers that your recent comments aren’t deleted if Lunarpages decides to screw up the site again!!!

      • Brandon 7:34 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        In terms of your receivers, at this point I’d drop pretty much any of those receivers for Steve Smith and would consider dropping Kevin Walter for Mario Manningham. As for Greg Olsen and Julius Jones (is that who you mean?), I’d hang on to Jones at this point, but I’ve almost lost faith in Olsen as a top-tier tight end this season. While he might do alright, there are many other TE’s out there already putting up solid numbers.

    • Brandon 7:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      One quarterback I would think about putting in the Stopgap category this week is Seneca Wallace, who will be starting for the Seahawks this weekend with Matt Hasslebeck not expected to play.

    • Shirley 9:55 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Earl Bennett (CHI) on my bench right now. I’m thinking about dropping him to pick up Johnny Knox since Knox has a higher fantasy point average and his lowest fantasy points for either week were higher than Bennett’s highest in a week.

      LIST OF SOME THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WAIVER WIRE: Brandon Stokley, Nate Burleson, Chansi Stuckey, Kelley Washington, Jason Avant, Miles Austin, Antwaan Randle El, Kenny Britt, Julian Edelman, Davone Bess, Bobby Wade.

      • Brandon 10:42 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s still a toss up as to who Jay Cutler will select as his favorite wide receiver in Chicago, but Johnny Knox is probably the favorite at this point. I’d rather have Knox on my team than Bennett at this point though, so I’d make the move. None of the other names on that waiver wire list really interest me a whole lot besides Nate Burleson (if Hasselbeck was healthy) and Davone Bess (only useful in PPR leagues.)

    • Josh 4:45 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I traded T.J for Percy Harvin what you think?

      • Brandon 10:11 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Interesting. I’m not sure I would have traded someone you drafted so early for Percy Harvin, who is still a big question mark for the season, but it could turn out to work for you. So far Housh hasn’t done that much through the first two games and now Hasselbeck is hurt, so it could get worse before it gets better.

    • Josh 5:02 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      also should i drop LJ for Justin Forsett… also drop Earl Bennett for Glen Coffe?

      • Brandon 10:12 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        How about you drop Earl Bennett for Justin Forsett? I think Forsett has more value than Coffee and LJ has more value than Bennett.

    • Luis 1:29 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      lookin for a RB/WR play: McFadden or Johnny Knox?

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with McFadden. I’m not liking the Bears passing game this week against the Seahawks in Seattle.

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