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  • Brandon 4:47 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink
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    If anyone is really struggling to find a decent running back this week, you might keep an eye on Saints running back Lynell Hamilton, who could see a bulk of the carries of Mike Bell can’t play and Pierre Thomas is still limited. Any running back that gets a good share of the carries in New Orleans should do well, as opposing defenses focus all their energy stopping the aerial attack of Drew Brees and company.

     
    • Javier 1:46 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was about to take Hamilton, but I noticed that Buckhalter were available (I dropped Jamal Lewis and Julius Jones), so I added them as my 2nd and 3rd RB this week. I am keeping Addai in the bench.

      I have a question regarding my 2 WR slots: I am keeping Rany Moss and Steven Smith (NYG), over Dwayne Bowe and Johnny Knox (just added after dropping Hester), do you think this is a wise decision?

      • Javier 1:47 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oops, I meant that Buckhalter and MaGahee were available, so I took those over Hamilton, heh.

      • Brandon 11:45 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Great move to pick up McGahee, he should be solid all season as the Ravens look really good in the running game.

        As for your wide receivers, I’d most definitely keep Moss and Steve Smith in there over Bowe and Knox. The only concern I would have is that you dropped Hester for Knox in the first place, as I think Hester still has more fantasy value, but that’s water under the bridge at this point.

        • Javier 8:40 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I made the Knox-for-Hester swap on Thursday, as I was reading that the former had taken over as the primary kick-returner. And it seems that Cutler is more comfortable throwing toward Knox’s direction…

    • Brandon 8:38 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like Mike Bell will be out three to four weeks with a sprained knee, meaning Pierre Thomas should resume his role as the starting running back for the Saints…but Hamilton should get a lot of carries this week anyways as the team tries to ease Thomas back into the offense. I picked up Hamilton in a few leagues, but primarily that some other owner wouldn’t pick him up and he becomes the next big thing. If you snagged him off free agency, keep him on your bench until you hear for sure that he’s going to get a bulk of the carries this weekend.

  • Brandon 2:04 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink
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    In case you wanted to see how FFGeekBlog fared against The Hazean in our Blogger League, here you go. Wish we could have put up a better fight, but Matt Schaub had other plans for us!

     
  • Brandon 9:33 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Week 3 

    If I thought the mailbox was overflowing before, this week I’d have to say it exploded. I guess sometimes advertising works! Anyways, let’s get to the questions we’ve received so far this week and hopefully get your teams prepared for a big week three. As I did in one of last week’s posts, I broke up the questions into two categories: “Lineup Suggestions” and “Roster Moves.” Remember to send any inquiries you may have to us here.

    Lineup Suggestions

    Anthony asks…

    Is Santana Moss ever going to put up some decent fantasy points? I was thinking he would in week 2 against St. Louis, but he didn’t. This week it’s Detroit, and I don’t know if he will do well. Should I start him for week 3 or another player: Devin Hester, Davone Bess, Mike Sims-Walker, Chansi Stuckey, or Laurent Robinson.

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    • Matt 10:06 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice, thanks for the advice.

    • Brett 10:20 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a few for you…1. I have R. Rice & Willis McGahee (luckily grabbed them both in my draft). I’m leaning towards putting Rice on the bench this week and playing McGahee…thoughts? My other RBs are Steven Jackson and McFadden who I think will both have a solid week 3. 2. I picked up Brent Celek on the waiver and was going to plug and play over Kellen Winslow…you like that move?

      • Brandon 11:19 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have Rice and McGahee on one of my teams as well and I’m starting McGahee this week over Rice, so you know how I feel. As for your tight end, I’d keep Winslow in there. He’s obviously one of Leftwich’s favorite targets with 12 catches and two scores over the first two games. Keep Celek on your roster as a backup though if you have the space.

    • E-roc 10:27 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – ironically, I picked up Bush before I read this… Now this question Kevin Smith v. crappy Washington team or Bush v. Bills? I think Bush….

      • Brandon 11:17 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While Washington is indeed crappy, I think it’s their offense that is the worst…not so much their defense. Go with Reggie Bush, as he’s always a treat to score a touchdown via a short pass or long run.

    • Shirley 2:37 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Zach Miller (OAK) in a PPR league. He was pretty good week 1 but dismal due to JaMarcus Russell’s poor performance last week.
      Should I pick up any of these guys to replace Miller? Mercedes Lewis, Heath Miller, Jerramy Stevens, Robert Royal, Kellen Davis, Jermichael Finley, Alge Crumpler, and Shawn Nelson.

      • Brandon 2:57 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shirley, I think what you saw last week with Miller was an anomaly. Usually he’s Russell’s favorite target and should put up better numbers than the rest of those guys over the course of the season.

    • Davie 3:58 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in a 14 team PPR league that starts three WR and two RB.

      No team is very deep, and usually owners are starting backup RBs.
      I’m up against a guy running SMITH, and L. Washington. I want to match his production at RB.

      I have C. Johnson in as my must start. After that I have WARD, BUCKHALTER, D. BROWN, or J FORSETT.

      I’m stumped.

      • Brandon 4:15 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Derrick Ward this week, playing a Giants team that was run over by the Cowboys running backs last weekend. The rest of the guys have too many question marks at this point.

        • Davie 4:16 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the help!

        • Davie 8:28 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That one ending up hurting 🙂

        • Brandon 10:00 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Wow, just checked his stats…2 yards?! That is not what I had in mind for Derrick Ward! The Bucs offense is a mess these days.

    • Steve 3:59 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Eddie Royal hasn’t been putting up the number I would like to see and Steve Smith (NYG) has been looking like Eli’s go to guy. For week 3 do you think I should play Royal (against Oakland) or Steve Smith (against Tampa Bay)? Right now I am leaning towards Smith.

      • Brandon 4:09 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Steve Smith until Eddie Royal can establish some sort of connection with Kyle Orton and even then, Smith is probably the better play if he keeps up his current production.

    • Mike 4:44 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to decide on my RB2 and Flex for this week. My options are Cedric Benson, Derrick Ward, Ahmad Bradshaw, Johnny Knox, Josh Morgan and Mike Sims-Walker (really deep league as you can tell). I’m leaning towards starting Benson at RB2 despite the tough matchup just because he will definitely get 20+ carries. I think at Flex I’ve narrowed it down to Ward and Bradshaw. What do you think?

      • Brandon 10:09 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Benson and then play Derrick Ward as your Flex spot as he’s more likely to get a good number of carries than Bradshaw.

    • Mads 5:07 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, thanks for en excellent blog and your excellent ressources, which I use quite a lot 🙂

      In my touchdown heavy 10 team league I have just received a trade proposal:
      I get: Greg Olsen and Marques Colston
      I give: Antonio Gates and Ahman Bradshaw

      I am somewhat inclined to accept the trade, but I have a pretty strong roster, so I am afraid that I will loose more at the TE position, then I will gain by having another WR (already have Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss and Andre Johnson).

      Tough one, what do the geeks have to say? 🙂

      • Brandon 11:42 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That is a tough one. I love the idea of having Moss, AJ and Colston, as it’s an unstoppable WR corps, but I think the downgrade you will suffer at the tight end position is a bit worse than your upgrade at the wide receiver position:

        Gates – Olsen > Colston – Jackson

        I think Olsen will end up doing alright this year, but he’s not putting up serviceable fantasy numbers right now. I’d turn down the trade unless you can get a good tight end off free agency or something (Celek, etc) Good luck!

    • Ken 12:08 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the help guys.

      Ive got a receiver dillemma. I’m in a deep leaague: my running game is weak with leon washington and jamal lewis so I’m trying to make the most out of my recievers. My two main starters are Fitzgeral and Jennings. Then I have these four to play around with from week to week:

      Devin Hester
      Chancy Stuckey
      Simms-Walker
      Isaac Bruce

      Which two do you like for this week? Im guessing Hester would be one from your answers above.

      Also, Donnie Avery and Nate Washington are available for pickup as FA. Would you suggest picking up either of those and dropping one of the four I just mentioned?

      Thanks guys

    • lou 2:43 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan this week, should should I start?

      • Brandon 11:11 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Aaron Rodgers. I predict a big game from him against the Rams, while I think Ryan is going to have a tough game against the Patriots.

        • Massie 7:24 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          indeed nice predictions, sir!

    • James 6:13 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need to start 2 WR
      Options- Boldin, Cotchery,Sims-Walker,and Roddy White

      Also need to start 2 RB
      Options-Turner, Moreno,Felix Jones,Donald Brown, and Michael Bush

      At QB I have Flacco or Cutler

      Any suggestions for my optimal lineup?

      • Brandon 11:08 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        For receivers, I like Boldin and Cotchery, as I think the Patriots will shut down Roddy White. For running backs, go with Felix Jones and Michael Turner. For quarterback, I’d go with Flacco, as Cutler has a hard matchup this actually on my “Miss” list this week. Good luck!

    • Sona 4:54 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to fill in one WR and one flex position, What do you suggest? WR options are Santonio Holmes, Hines ward and Wes Welker. RB options are Steve Slaton, Derrick Ward and LeSean McCoy

      • nero 7:06 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Holmes no doubt.

      • Brandon 11:04 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Santonio Holmes and Wes Welker, especially if Randy Moss doesn’t play this week. It’s crazy that you have to sit Slaton, but he just hasn’t done anything at all this year yet and it’s hard to keep him in your lineup at this point.

    • nero 7:12 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Funny enough I need to restate my question as lots of news has come out.

      I had posted Sproles, Rice, Thomas, Buckhalter and the recommendation was Sproles and Rice.

      Now these two tidbits come out:
      Thomas close to 100%:
      When asked if Hamilton will take over Bell’s role in the offense, Saints head coach Sean Payton said, “I don’t think that’s accurate.” But he was evasive when asked specifically how the rushing touches will be divided between Hamilton, Thomas and Reggie Bush.
      http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/nfl_news.cfm?news_id=763

      Moreno listed as questionable:
      http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/nfl_news.cfm?news_id=760

      Sproles is still a given. But I think that both Thomas and Buckhalter have leapfrogged Rice, at least for this weekend.

      So, Thomas vs Buffalo or Buckhalter vs. Oakland.

      Gotta say, leaning Buckhalter at this stage of the game on the principle that he’s the only guy guaranteed to lead his team in rushes.

      • Brandon 2:21 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry nero, this comment was stuck in our Spam filter for some reason. Hope everything worked out!

    • Daniel 5:27 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts on starting Correll Buckhalter over Kevin Smith this week since Knowshon Moreno is questionable?

      • Brandon 7:49 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While I think Buckhalter should see more carries this week due to Moreno’s injury, this might be the week that Kevin Smith sees the most action. The Lions should be able to keep the game competitive with the Redskins, so Smith should see plenty of action and should find the endzone. Stick with Kevin Smith.

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