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  • Brandon 1:35 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 8: Boo! 

    Here are the rest of the Ask the Geek questions for the week. With the organization of a Halloween party in the works, I most likely won’t be getting to any more questions today (maybe Matt will), so in advance I wish everyone the best of luck! Anyways, let’s get to your inquiries…

    AO asks…

    I can start 2 recievers in addition to Andre Johnson and to pick from I have:

    Sidney Rice
    Mario Manningham
    Micheal Crabtree
    Devin Hester

    I am feeling Hester against the Browns and Sidney Rice as a more consistent producer with the long ball likely. Thoughts?

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    • Sean 5:27 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My FFB league allows 1 QB, 3 WR’s, 2 RB’s 1 TE, 1 K and 1 D/ST.

      I need 3 WR’s and I am trying decide on 1 RB between Thomas Jones and Matt Forte. Jones has been more consistent but Forte has a much better match up.

      Any other advice you may have on my lineup would be appreciated.

      QB / Payton Manning – Starting
      QB / Jay Cutler – Benched

      WR / Steve Smith – ?
      WR / T.J. Houshmandzadeh – ?
      WR / Hakeem Nicks – ?
      WR / Braylon Edwards – ?
      WR / Santana Moss – Bye
      WR / Dwayne Bowe – Bye
      WR / Austin Collie – Free Agent (Should I pick him up? And if I do who should I drop?)

      TE / Jason Witten – Starting

      RB / Steven Jackson (Min) – Starting
      RB / Matt Forte – ?
      RB / Thomas Jones – ?
      RB / Frank Gore – Benched

      K / Ryan Longwell – Starting

      Def / Minnesota – Starting

    • apk 8:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys. I have a WR/TE flex slot to fill and WR/RB flex slot to fill.

      Lee Evans, Austin Collie, Percy Harvin are my WR’s to choose from.

      Knoshon Moreno, Beanie Wells and LeSean McCoy are my RB’s to choose from.

      I’m thinking Lee Evans is a lock, but these RB options are giving me a headache. Should I start 2 WR’s or one WR and one RB?

      • Greg 1:19 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        In case you haven’t seen it, Westbrook is out, so McCoy might be a good start. I’m starting him, but I’m really leery. The Giants give up rush TD’s but the Eagle Oline is not the greatest. With Gonzalez out and Wayne hurting a bit, I’m a Collie fan. I hope that doesn’t make the decision even harder! Good Luck.

    • Kulprit 10:19 am on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Two quick hitters:

      Dallas Clark or Vernon Davis? I love Clark but it was hard watching Davis on the bench scoring 3 TD’s. Also figure the Colts may get way ahead and shut down, and the 49ers may be playing catch up.

      RB1: Ray Rice
      RB2: Kevin Smith, Knowshon, or Ryan Grant?

      • Greg 12:20 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        From the peanut gallery: I like your thinking on Davis and I think you’ve got to go with Kevin Smith.

    • Greg 12:01 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week was the first time I wrote and it went pretty well. Let’s see if you guys can help me out again.

      So far, I’m starting Austin Collie, Lance Moore, Hakeem Nicks. Would you start Tony Gonzalez or LeSean McCoy over any of these?

      Do I start Gerrard or McNabb. I like Gerrard because he scores TD’s on the ground, but Tenn is tough there if anywhere and Gerrard has not played well on the road. I’m simply losing trust in McNabb. but they should have to go to the air a lot and maybe his ribs have been bothering him more than he let on. He should be better now.

  • Matt 8:40 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink
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    One more defense to consider this week: Detroit vs. St. Louis. The Rams have scored just 60 points all season, worst in the league. They’re also sixth from the bottom in passing yards, tied for second-worst in fumbles, and have given up touchdowns to opposing defenses five times this season – no other team has allowed more than three. I’m actually considering starting them over Denver in one of my leagues, even though the little voice in the back of my head is telling me that this is one of those too-clever-by-half ideas I end up beating myself up over on a regular basis.

     
    • victor q. collins 9:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi just thought i will let you know i also had a problem with your blog coming up frozen as well. Might be chimpanzees in the system.

      • Matt 11:37 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Really? I hadn’t heard anything about problems with the blog, but I wouldn’t be surprised… we’ve had all kinds of trouble with our hosting provider this year.

        • Squish 10:49 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think the problem might be the sheer amount of data and links on the right side of the page. My page usually freezes until all that is loaded or I hit the stop button.

          It might be wise to link to those other sections and put them somewhere else on the website rather than have all those sections in full on the front page. You’d probably get the biggest performance boost by moving the “Latest Posts from the Blogs we Read” section. Since it constantly changes, the browser has to recheck them rather than just remembering them like the rest of the links on the page.

    • Trevor 1:22 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have brady and need a bye week fill: Henne, Fitzpatrick, Bulger, Stafford, delhomme.
      thanks.

      • Matt 1:56 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yikes. None of those options are startable except in desperate times, but I guess I’d go with Fitzpatrick out of the group and hope that Alex Smith’s ability to pummel the Texans last week was more a reflection of their inability to stop the pass than a sudden turnaround of Smith’s career.

    • Shane 2:31 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      trying to fill my flex this week.

      Steve Smith (NYG)
      Mario Manningham
      Pierre Thomas

      Thank you

      • Matt 5:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I doubt that Bell will get the bulk of the carries for the Saints two weeks in a row. Look for Pierre to reestablish himself as an every-week fantasy RB2 this week.

  • Brandon 11:07 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 8: Happy Halloween! 

    matt's bills pumpkinWith Halloween right around the corner, hopefully your fantasy teams are in for more treats than tricks! While there is no game on Sunday night due to the World Series, I’m excited for the treat we’ll all get on Monday night when we actually get to see a good football game (Falcons @ Saints), instead of what we were forced to witness last week. Make sure to set your rosters early on Saturday so that you don’t forget while you’re nursing that post-party hangover on Sunday!

    Anyways, here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eight, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) We start it off with a few big name running backs that you may be concerned about… (More …)

     
    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:35 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, guys! I need some help: 2WR, 2RB, and a flex, please! Carolina Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith, LeSean McCoy, Maclin, Choice, and Bell. Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 1:49 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…tricky one there. I’d go with Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith and LeSean McCoy.

      • Jacob 2:43 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        id go with miles austin and Maclin… MJD, Kevin Smith, and Lesean Mccoy

      • eric 8:14 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would play kevin smith,mjd,mc coy,austin and burleson

    • Ken 2:20 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Any thoughts Donald Lee vs Mercedes Lewis on hakeem nicks vs greg jennings this week?

      • Brandon 12:03 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donald Lee will get more looks as JerMichael Finley is out (or at least banged up) this week. As for Nicks vs Jennings, I’d go with Jennings, as I think the Vikings/Packers game will include a ton of passing.

    • Brian 4:19 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week I wanted to know about Shiancoe or Davis and you got it wrong but i won’t hold it against you cuz i’m back again this week. Anyway, I’m look for a number 1 & 2 rb this week. For my number 1 i was going with Steven Jackson but Steve Slaton seems like a better choice because he scores more TDs and catches more passes. For my number 2 it is either
      Ricky Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Reggie Bush

      Also how do you feel about Tomlinson going against the Raiders.

      • Brandon 12:01 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Why can’t RB2 be Steven Jackson? I like the others in this order: LT, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush.

      • Jacob 2:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would go with steve Slaton over S. Jackson … but ye y not do Jackson #2… if not id say Ricky WIlliams, then K. smith, then reggie bush

      • PD 1:28 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Smith & Slaton

    • Jones 9:44 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McCoy over D Williams?

      • Brandon 11:56 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LeSean McCoy over DeAngelo Williams? Umm…never.

    • Robert 10:32 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’ve got 2 WR and 2 RB spots, and 1 flex. I’m planning on starting Donald Driver, Mike Sims-Walker, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Miles Austin in the flex. Others on my roster are Andre Johnson, Derrick Mason, Correll Buckhalter, and Shonn Greene. Kevin Smith hasn’t been doing much lately, but I like his matchup against the Rams. I also don’t much like the matchups of the players I plan on benching. What do you think? Since my WR core is pretty deep, should I trade for an elite RB? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 11:59 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is a deep receiver corps you have there. Although I have Andre Johnson as a “miss” this week, I would think it’d be hard to bench him ever. If you can, try to watch the ESPN pregame show on Sunday to see Johnson’s status, because if he’s close to 100%, he’s probably a better play than Donald Driver. By all means though, think about trading some of those receivers before your league’s trade deadline (if you have one) or before they start getting hurt and lose value.

    • Stediberto 11:29 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got MSW, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith (CAR), Hakeem Nicks & A Collie. If Calvin plays, should I think about starting Collie over Smith?

      • Brandon 11:57 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t feel confident starting Steve Smith at this point and Austin Collie has been one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Go with Collie…but I like Hakeem Nicks more than Collie if that is a decision you were making too.

    • chris 2:04 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      too many decisions this week., need help…
      pick 2 WR…

      Austin Collie -SF
      Derrick Mason -Den
      Steve Smith (CAR)@Ari
      Percy [email protected]

      Pick 2 RB

      Ryan Grant -Min
      LeSean McCoy – NYG
      Beanie Wells -Car
      Tim Hightower – Car
      Jonathan Stewart @Ari

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Collie and Mason, McCoy and Grant (although I’m not all that high on him this week.)

    • David 2:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please pick 2:

      Andre Johnson
      T.J. Housh
      Devon Hester
      Austin Collie

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Johnson (even though I’m not high on him this week, but it looks like he’s good to go) and Housh.

    • Finley 2:30 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Garrard or Schaub?

      Shockey or V Davis?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to bench Schaub at this point…even if his match-up is a lot worse than Garrard’s. For your tight end, go with Shockey.

    • Scotty 2:51 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m wondering if you would start Jerricho Cotchery vs. Miami or Hakeem Nicks vs. Philly. Jerricho, as you know, has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has apparently looked sharp in practice this week. Miami is starting 2 rookie corners. Hakeem is going against a much tougher secondary & he is the tertiary option for Eli. Weather is forecasted to be inclement in both Philly & New York. What do you think?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d still go with Hakeem Nicks. Mario Manningham is hurt and might not even play this weekend, meaning Nicks will start alongside Steve Smith and get tons of looks. Eli is much better than Mark Sanchez and can over come a little weather and a tougher defense.

    • Alex 3:18 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there,
      I’ve got an offer from another team of Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs for Ray Rice and Miles Austin. I’ve got Rice/Austin. What do you think? I also have Calvin Johnson, Housh and Frank Gore

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Rice and Austin. Who knows, maybe Miles Austin ends up being a legit top-tier wide receiver. Ray Rice is a heck of a lot better than Jacobs at this point and I don’t think this trade is worth it for you.

    • DMANSTER 5:38 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, RB situation need your advice. Need to start 2 in a PPR league: Hightower (vs. Car); Barber (vs. Sea); Jones (vs. Mia); Bell (vs. Atl)??

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Want your opinion on who too start, small head to headh league (6 teams) but based on total points to crown champ.:
      QB: A. rogers or T. Romo and at RB:Ronnie Brown V. Sidney Rice v. F. Gore..(A.D is my #1)..
      My gut is telling me Rogers but the Romo match-up vs. SEA is very tempting. Also I basically have 1 spot 7 am undecided on my othat 3 RBs & who would get me the most points.
      Any input would be awesome. Thanks again and new to the site.

      • Brandon 9:34 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to reply to this, had a Halloween party and a road race that were keeping me occupied all night/morning before the games. Hopefully you ended up making the right decisions!

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:59 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry about the misprint … I was thinking Sidney but meant Ray Rice (RB) Bal

    • Jone 9:22 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi ya!

      I’ve got an offer Beanie Wells, Mike Bell, and Greg Jennings for Pierre Thomas and TJ Housh. Should I take it?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who else do you have for running backs? I’m not sure I like this trade as while you’re possibly upgrading a bit at receiver, you’re getting two guys you will never be comfortable starting at RB for one that is a decent starter.

    • BadBrainz 10:09 am on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      For the flex spot, should I start R. Williams, V. Jackson or D. Driver? I have LT and Ronnie Brown as my RBs. Also, Sims-Walker and Austin Miles as my 2 starting WR’s. If you can advise, I’d appreciate it. Keep up the great work

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello! will calvin and andre play? if not, which of these guys should i start instead: Lance Moore, Donnie Avery, Eddie Royal? Flex: Shonn Greene, Bradshaw, or any of the previously listed receivers?

      Thank you so much for your help!

    • mikefraz 7:12 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok I need help guys, i’m in a ppr

      qb choose 1
      Flacco
      Favre
      Garrard

      wr pick 2 d jackson,d driver, a boldin,m austin, a collie

      rb pick 2 mjd, gore, p thomas, mccoy, wells

      te pick 1 daniels ,celek

      i also need flex help 1rb/wr and 1wr/te

    • Jones 9:34 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Favre in the spotlight, WR-Jackson’s going to stay hot + Austin, RB’s-MJD + Mccoy, Daniels @ TE. Driver @ flex.

  • Brandon 7:14 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink  

    Week 8 Defenses to Consider 

    Here’s a quick list of teams that are playing some of the lesser offenses in the league this week and who could be available in your league in case you were looking for a plug-in (with the percent owned in parenthesis):

    • Indianapolis (87%) vs San Francisco
    • San Diego (74%) vs Oakland
    • Chicago (74%) vs Cleveland
    • Arizona (44%) vs Carolina
    • Miami (29%) @ New York Jets
    • Houston (13%) @ Buffalo
     
    • sal 12:23 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi all – PHI DEF or DEN DEF this week?

      • Brandon 10:31 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…I’m not high on either defense this week, but Denver has been solid and is coming off a BYE, so they should be rested and read to go.

      • jimmyb 11:49 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        should i go with Dallas D vs seahawks or Arizona D vs Carolina this week?

      • Ken 2:26 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the advice this week. You guys are a big help. This isn’t related to this week, but in week 9 I’ll need to pick up a rb to fill in for a bye. Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris are both on the waiver wire. It seems as if Sammy Morris should be ok to go in week 9, but it’s hard to tell.

        Any advice on who’s the better pick up? Morris was the main guy until he got hurt, but Im wondering if he is going to return for week . And even if he does, will maroney’s performance been enough for him to keep the starting job, or at least send the patriots back in any back could play any down mode?

        Unfortuantely, they’re the only decent options on the waiver wire, so i gotta pick one of them. Who do you like the most?

        • Ken 2:27 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          not sure why my question got posted here… sorry guys =/

        • Brandon 3:55 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Ken, there’s really no way to tell at this point, as it’s still up in the air as to whether Morris will be healthy enough to play in week 9. If he does play, he’s the better start, otherwise Maroney will be your guy. Either way, Maroney will at least get some carries, so he’s the safest option at this point.

    • Jason 7:11 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In the flex position this week, would you go Lesean McCoy, Steve Smith (NYG) or Willis McGahee?

    • e-roc 8:05 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – Soooo…. Colts or Chargers this week?

      • Brandon 10:29 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Based on Oakland’s performance last week, I think you have to play the Chargers. I think Alex Smith is going to have some trouble with the Colts defense, but JaMarcus Russell is horrible and will undoubtedly turn the ball over a few times.

        • e-roc 5:47 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Last week I guessed wrong and went with the Colts… Colts had 23 pts; Chargers, 33. Hoping for a repeat performance!

    • Joe 12:00 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I go with Buf vs Hou or NYG vs Phi?

      • Matt 8:51 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Neither is a good option. Buffalo’s D has been opportunistic but you have to wonder how long they can keep up the streak of multiple-interception games when they’re so banged up. And I wouldn’t start any D against Philly.

        • Joe 10:38 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sooooo i would assume that you would recommend Detroit based on your last post 🙂

    • ffgeekblogRULES 12:02 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which of the defenses you listed, if any, would you consider starting over Minnesota’s D this week?

      • Matt 8:53 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Arizona the best out of that bunch this week. Delhomme continues to struggle mightily and Arizona’s D is looking pretty good.

    • jimmyb 12:35 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should i go with Dalls D vs seahawks or Arizona D vs Carolina this wee k?

    • Jimmy 10:12 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Brady-AP-Portis-Marshall-Jennings-Celek with lousy reserves. I was offered Benson-Ricky WilliamsBradshaw-Mason-Vernon Davis for AP and some backups. Should I do it?
      Thanks

      • Matt 8:54 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tempting, but nah. There’s almost never a good reason to trade away the #1 overall pick when he’s healthy.

      • Brandon 1:30 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wait, what? You were offered Cedric Benson, Ricky Williams, Ahmad Bradshaw, Derrick Mason AND Vernon Davis for Adrian Peterson and “some backups”? If this is the case, I actually have to disagree with Matt…this seems to be a great deal. Cedric Benson is playing lights-out football right now and instead of having to start Portis each week, you can pick from any of those running backs as well. At wide receiver, you will have a solid third guy to rotate in (maybe you start three at the position anyways.) You’ll also get to choose between Celek and Davis at tight end each week, which is a great decision to have. Who would you have to drop to get this deal done? Maybe I’m confused, but it sounds like an excellent deal for you!

    • Mal 11:52 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I got Miami but the Texans and Seahawks still available, should I keep with what I have?

      RE: Jimmy – Cedric Benson is a beast and is nearly worth AP alone

      • Matt 8:55 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, I’d stick with Miami. They’re going to give Sanchez some serious headaches.

    • Javier 9:20 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Currently have the Jets DEF, but I am dropping them at least for next round because Miami’s wildcat made them look awful… would you add Chicago’s (vs. CLE) or San Diego (vs. OAK) for this week?

      I also dropped Don Brown (used to cover a bye last round) to pick up Sidney Rice from waivers (Randy Moss and Bowe are BYE), is there any reason to keep Johnny Knox as a starter over him?

      • Brandon 1:31 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like San Diego a bit more than Chicago…but both are better than the Jets this week. At receiver, start Sidney Rice over Knox for sure.

    • Javier 10:10 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who would you start Tony Gonzalez or T.J housmenzadah?

    • JD 3:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Pick 2 to start please: Austin Collie, Justin Fargas or TJ Houshmandzadeh

    • David 4:17 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      DST help needed:
      GB Packers against the Vikings or the Ravens against Denver? Ravens are rested, GB has lots to prove and is hot right now…
      (thanks!)

      • David 5:40 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While I’m asking, I have a QB dilemma as well: I have Rivers (against Oakland) and Orton (against Baltimore). Is Rivers going to strike early and then hand off all day? Am I better off starting Orton, who might have a closer game? (again, thanks)

        • Wu 4:40 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Start Rivers, If you think Rivers is going to handoff all day, that just means Rivers already threw for 3 TD and a good chunk of yards since they are going to be up big. Dont let the Team fool you into not starting a guy, YOu have to start Rivers week in and week out. Dont be foolish and start your studs.

        • Brandon 12:06 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with Wu for your quarterback, Philip Rivers has been abusing good defenses all year and the Raiders aren’t going to slow him down. Start him with confidence.

          As for your defense, I’m not high on either this week, but I guess I’d start Baltimore with the hopes that they can force Orton into making a few bad decisions.

      • David 9:35 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Wu, I think you’re right.

  • Brandon 9:00 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 8: What Can Greene Do for You? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eight. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    We’re finally starting to narrow down the list, with only a few new additions this week and a bunch taken off. The biggest additions by far will be Jets running back Shonn Greene, who is replacing the injured Leon Washington as the backup to Thomas Jones, along with the newly anointed 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith. If you counted on Leon Washington or Shaun Hill (probably less people counting on him), you better take a shot at the waiver wire and see what you can do. Anyways, let’s get to The Wire for this coming week…
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    • e-roc 9:34 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Praying that I win the Shonn Greene sweepstakes so I can pair him up with T.Jones…. McCoy would be the consolation prize…..

      • Joe 10:38 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Is Jason Witten worth hanging onto? He has done NOTHING so far this year.

        • Amir 3:51 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m in the same boat — Ive started him every week this year but at this point i dont know if theres anything better out there?

        • e-roc 4:23 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @Joe – I would actually hold onto him… IMHO, I can’t see him being a bust for the entire season…. With Austin forcing defenses to respect the intermediate/deep ball, he should start getting more looks from Romo…

        • Amir 5:58 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @e-roc — I hope you are right

        • Brandon 6:37 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think you have to keep Witten for as long as possible as long as he’s healthy and you have a roster spot for him. What other option do you have available that is putting up better numbers than him anyways?

      • Shirley 11:07 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m trying to shop Ryan Grant as I have him, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson and Rashard Mendenhall after Grant had a big game in Cleveland.
        Here is a list of some receivers that I think are reachable on teams who don’t have much depth at RB: Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker
        Please rank who I should go for. I just won my first game this season so I need someone to give me a decent number of points each week. My current WRs are Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Lance Moore and Anthony Gonzalez. If you can come up with any other names that are in the ballpark, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks.

        • Brandon 12:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You have some solid receivers already, but I think Greg Jennings is a great target now as his value might be down a bit due to his one touchdown this year. Rice and Austin are not worth trading for now because they’ve been so hot lately. I love Sims-Walker too, so he’s a good target.

        • Shirley 5:37 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Do you think Greg Jennings improve at all this season?

        • Brandon 9:32 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think he will and last night’s eight reception, 88 yard and a score performance was a good start!

    • Amir 5:57 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      After this Larry Johnson ordeal which should result in a suspension do you move Jamaal Charles to startable and how do you rank Wells, Charles and Greene going forward

      • Brandon 6:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would list Charles more as a “Stopgap”, as I don’t see him as someone that will be able to put up starter-worthy numbers on a consistent basis. There is no sign that he’s a better runner than LJ was (just happens to be the backup) and we saw what Johnson did in this offense.

        As for their rank going forward, I’d go Greene, Wells and Charles.

    • CT 8:33 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      okay i have #1 waiver this week, and cooley is out, and i have shiancoe, should i start shiancoe and pick up greene instead?
      and oh yeah, my wr core is very weak, (steve breaston, mario manningham, mohamed massaquoi, calvin johnson(?)) and i was looking to to pick up some wr/wrs on waivers or trades.. the only wrs in waivers are.. torry holt, devery henderson, kenny britt, bryant johnson, jeremy maclin.. who should i go for? thanks a lot, lol currently 2-5 in the league ahaa

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 9:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not quite sure what you’re asking with regards to Shiancoe and Greene, but it would be good if you could replace Cooley with Shiancoe AND get Shonn Greene…is that possible?

        As for your wide receivers, Torry Holt is a solid play against the Titans and should put up serviceable numbers for the rest of the year (probably a little more consistent than Massaquoi.)

        Hopefully this answers some (all?) of your questions!

    • Jone 9:52 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      Should I drop Jeremy Maclin for TJ Houshmandzadeh on waiver wire?
      also should I drop Laurence Maroney for Bennie Wells on waive wire?

      • Brandon 10:16 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say definitely on the Beanie Wells move…but the other move is a bit trickier. I think Housh will be more consistent than Maclin, but Maclin has more upside from week to week. If you’re looking for a steady source of 6-12 fantasy points, Housh is probably your man. If you can handle a 2 point game here and a 20 point game there, then Maclin will do the trick. They both make for decent WR3’s though.

        • Amir 2:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like Housh’s value (a lot more than Maclin) moving forward. Seattle has been a weird team this year as their games have all been decided by at least 3 TDs (wins and losses) — that issue along with Housh getting used to the offense should have been looked at during their bye week and hopefully figured out

          I like Housh going forward — he is still getting a ton of catches and theyll figure out how to get him into the end zone hes too good to not score!

    • sal 12:41 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ced benson/randy moss/ocho on a bye – i have colston, breaston, kevin walter, massaquoi, felix jones, – non-PPR league Flex, and 2 WR – please fill

    • Shirley 5:45 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      An owner in my league just dropped Brett Favre this morning. I have Warner as my starter and Hasselbeck as my backup. Should I drop Hasselbeck for Favre?

    • DFonz 8:40 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, & Santonio Holmes. Should I go ahead and drop Holmes for Anthony Gonzalez.? I’m 3rd in my leage so my waiver option will be high if I wait till next week, So I have to act soon.

      • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        No definitely don’t do this. Who knows how good Anthony Gonzalez will do when he returns (and we don’t know for sure when he’ll return!) Holmes has some great match-ups following the team’s BYE week as well.

    • JP 9:50 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Roy Williams @ SEA or Kelly Washington @ DEN ?

      • CR 4:31 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        My gut reaction at first was to go with Roy Williams, however given the evident bromance rocking with Romo and Austin (for obvious reasons), I just don’t see Williams getting the touches particularly after being injured. Give him a week or two longer and go with Kelly Washington for now.

        • JP 4:50 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks CR. Thats a good tip

      • Brandon 1:43 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are those your only options? There has to be someone on free agency that is a better play than Kelley Washington!

    • LT 1:16 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Thanks for the wire tips! I need help with my FLEX spot (non-ppr): should I start R. Grant or Steve Smith (NYG)?

    • meany1413 1:40 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m in a bit of a predicament here. My wideouts are steve smith (nyg), steve breaston, brandon marshall, derrick mason, and mike sims-walker. I need to start three of them. What do you think?

    • CR 4:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m pretty much dominating everyone in my league but I have one under-performer that’s bothering me…. Megatron. What would you consider his long term outlook to be for the season? Is it time for me to start thinking about trading him away?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade him now, as his value is about as low is it can go. Once he returns from injury, he should start putting up solid numbers again, hopefully right about the time your team is making a late season push to the playoffs.

    • Stediberto 12:48 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have S Jax, Hightower, Jerome Harrison and Willie Parker. Who should I drop Harrison? The following are available (keep in mind S Jax is on a bye wk 9) from the wire: Wells, Bell, Charles and Greene?
      Thanks

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shonn Greene for sure. Beanie Wells if Greene is already snatched up though.

    • LT 2:34 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon… tough call: non-ppr league, 2 RB’s. Who would you plug in?
      Ryan Grant
      Beanie Wells (just got it after your waiver wire report!)
      Ricky Williams
      Pierre Thomas
      A. Bradhsaw

      • Brandon 12:07 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas and Ricky Williams.

        • LT 2:41 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          cool! thanks man!!! Hope Bradshaw can keep it up till the end of season with that injury…

        • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like Bradshaw too…just not this week. His foot injury scares me but he keeps on truckin!

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