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  • 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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