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  • Matt 9:00 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink

    Yikes – Westbrook's down and it doesn't look particularly good. Nasty knee to … 

    Yikes – Westbrook’s down and it doesn’t look particularly good. Nasty knee to the helmet collision.

    • Matt 9:01 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      And… Never mind. Got up and walked off like it was nothing.

    • Mal 5:04 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      HES DONE IT. Somehow held a 14 point lead with MNF to come up against Mcnabb (thank god for that flag on that 3rd down throw to Maclin that got called back!). I needed that win to stay alive.

      Thoughts on trading my Jacobs for there Forte??

      Also need a waiver D, options are



    • Jeyc 9:34 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’d be hung up on to ascertain that too!

  • Brandon 1:51 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink
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    More bad news for those who have Terrell Owens on their fantasy teams. Not only is he complaining that he “banged his knee a little bit” in the game this past weekend, but Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has stated, “Lee (Evan)’s been my guy when I’ve been in there,” will be the quarterback again this weekend when the team plays the Texans.

    • Peter Griffin 10:39 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hu u play in my position, 2 RBs, 1 flex and 2 WRs
      RBs mike bell, charles, Moats,\
      WRs nicks, crabtree, macclin, wallace, simms-walker,
      also then for TE olsen or Gonzales?

      • Brandon 4:27 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mike Bell and Jamaal Charles at RB, then Nicks, Crabtree and Sims-Walker at WR. For your tight end, go with Tony Gonzalez.

  • Brandon 9:21 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink  

    Team of the Week – Week 7: Not Your Ordinary Bengals 

    Here is the fantasy football “Team of the Week” for week seven, listing the players that scored the most points (using standard scoring) for the current week. In our innagural post last week, it was the New England Patriots that dominated the list, but this week it was definitely the Cincinnatti Bengals time to shine. (Oh yeah, in case I forgot to mention, Miles Austin is for real!)




    QB Carson Palmer (CIN) 233 passing yards, 5 TD
    RB Shonn Greene (NYJ) 144 rushing yards, 2 TD
    RB Cedric Benson (CIN) 189 rushing yards, 1 TD
    WR Miles Austin (DAL) 171 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Chad Ochocinco (CIN) 118 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Vincent Jackson (SD) 142 receiving yards, 1 TD
    TE Vernon Davis (SF) 93 receiving yards, 3 TD
    K Nick Folk (DAL) Kicks – 20-29 (0), 30-39 (2), 40-49 (1), PAT (4)
    DEF San Diego 7 points allowed, 5 sacks, 3 inteceptions, 1 TD, 1 Blocked Kick
  • Brandon 8:55 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink
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    If your league doesn't use a waiver system, you should be picking up Jets runni… 

    If your league doesn’t use a waiver system, you should be picking up Jets running back Shonn Greene this morning. It looks like Leon Washington will be out the rest of the year with a broken fibula and Greene will now be splitting carries with Thomas Jones. Given the opportunity this weekend against the Raiders, all he did was rush 19 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns…

    • Shirley 9:24 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a league where I have Leon Washington as a bench player, Beanie Wells is also available. Who should I try to go for? Him or Greene? (not a dynasty/keeper league and non-PPR)

      • b @ 12StepDrop 11:09 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think Greene is the way to go. Wells is competing not only with Hightower but also a pass-first offense. Jones and Greene are going to be relied on more and more to take the burden off of Sanchez’s sometimes iffy shoulders. With Jones at 31 you also have to consider the possibility that Greene might slip into the starting role with a late season injury.

      • Ken 3:40 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d def go with Greene as well. To add to what 12stepdrop said. the Jets O-line is going to help Greene out as well.

        My RB situation has been horrendous this year. Washington has been my RB1 or 2 all season, thats how bad it’s been. And I saw it get even worse when he went down in the game (best of luck to him btw, i hope its not career ending, that guy deserves to be able to continue what should be a great career and eventually get the paycheck he deserves) I picked up Greene 5 minutes later based on what I saw of him against the saints and figuring my running game can’t get any worse even if he does nothing. unfortuantely I can’t use the 26 points he put up this week, but with the way he played he has the potential to match or surpass TJ fantasy productivity level.

        Nothing is guarnteed, and it was ony the raiders. But still he did more with his carries then Jones did. If he can keep that up, he may not even need an injury to TJ to replace his as the number 1 guy.

        I may have just saved my RB situation by losing my “star” back this season hah

      • Squish 4:20 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If the choice is between Beanie Wells and Greene, your options are about even but I like Wells better. Word has it that he’s now the primary ball carrier in Arizona and will see the majority of the touches. Greene did all fine and well last night but don’t expect the Jets to do that well on the ground again anytime soon. As previously stated, Washington was a fantasy backup and so shall Greene be.

        Another reason to grab Wells is his fantasy playoff schedule which is pretty much the most favorable out of any RBs.

        That being said, it’s a good time to grab both of these guys for championship games as both of them will likely be starting that game with Greene almost guaranteed to do so since the Jets should clinch a WC birth before the final couple weeks.

        • Ken 7:03 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I disagree slightly here. Wells “may” have won a starting role. Hightower was pulled after the fumble, but Wells has had his problems with ball control as well and fumbled as well. Lucky for him it went out of bounds.

          Considering that, he may lose favor again with another fumble and you could see high tower replace him again. He’s seen more action then greene but has done less with it. And as 12step stated, he’s in a pass first offense. Meanwhile, with Washington out and Greene’s performance on sunday he’s gotta be guaranteed to split even with TJ

          Arizona does have a number of favorable rush games, coming sooner then the jets. But the Jets also have NE, Car, Buff in weeks 11- 13 right before fantasy playoff time. Those teams rank 22, 23, and 32 against the rush. Buffalo was the jets first 300 yard rushing game, and TJ, who Greene is closer to in style had 200 yards in that game. So the jets do have opportunities to reproduce sundays game before the playoffs hit.

          Beanie Wells might make more sense in the next 2-3 weeks, but I think Greene is the better fantasy option overall. And despite Mia and Jac as their two opponents in the next two weeks, if Greene’s performance level remains consistence, he could still post a decent 12-18 pt game in either of those two games. Well’s best post is 15 points in my league, and all other games have been 2.x. I’m going with Greene here.

      • Brandon 6:47 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Shirley, I’d go with Shonn Greene for sure. The Jets are a run-first team and Greene is their second option. The Cardinals are a pass-first team and Tim Hightower will still see a lot of the goal-line carries and third downs, since he’s a solid pass catching running back.

      • Shirley 9:33 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you everyone for your comments. I did have Greene higher on my list but someone higher up than me on the waiver order got him. Ended up getting Beanie Wells in two leagues though.

  • Brandon 8:32 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink

    Ask the Geeks – Week 7: Game-time edition! 

    Here are the rest of the Ask the Geek questions for the week. As we’re approaching fantasy football’s mid-season, it’s getting more and more important to make the right decisions regarding your starting line-up each week and hopefully we can provide some help (or at least some peace of mind!) Remember, if you have any more line-up questions before game-time, leave them as comments on our posts and we’ll try to answer them all the way up until the games start…after that it’s up to the fantasy football gods. Good luck!

    Erin asks…

    Is it ok to play 3 players from the same team? (Laurence Maroney RB, Randy Moss WR, Stephen Gostkowski K)

    My only available bench is Larry Johnson RB

    my RB that I am playing (are) Leon Washington, Donald Brown, Laurence Maroney

    (More …)

    • TeamWorseThanARectalDysfunction 10:36 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Desperate for a RB2: Green Ellis, Mike Bell, or Chris Brown?

    • Adam 10:39 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Flex RB: Larry Johnson or Donald Brown?

      TE: Olsen or Celek?


      • Brandon 10:43 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Donald Brown’s upside a lot more than LJ, even if he’s sharing carries with Addai. Go with Celek at tight end.

    • Shirley 10:57 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      League 1 – Starting Frank Gore for sure and debating whether to start Leon Washington or Steve Slaton. Steve Slaton hasn’t been a stud this season but has averaged higher fantasy points per game than Washington. However, Washington is playing against the Raiders… So, Washington or Slaton?
      League 2 – Start 2: Cedric Benson, Ryan Grant, and Michael Turner. Pretty much going with Benson… not sure if I should go with a slightly banged up Turner or Grant who’s playing the Browns. The last time I sat Turner (the 49ers game) he had like 20-30 fantasy points. Do I just go ahead and play my first RB pick Turner?

      • Squish 11:52 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        League 1 – Play Slaton, he has a great matchup

        League 2 – Play Turner and Grant. Turner for sure and Grant because of his matchup.

    • Jason 11:16 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I having trouble with a couple line up problems, do I play Celek or Shockey at TE and at flex( Jonathan Stewart or Steve Smith NYG? Thanks

      • DFonz 12:47 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Giants will be shooting for Smith as much as possible and the Saints will be using Shockey to mess with the secondary. I’d go with these 2.

    • rsp 11:25 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could use help on my flex this week: J Fargas, C Cooley or J Finley. Thanks

      • DFonz 12:43 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Expect cooley to have a great day.

      • Brandon 12:52 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Cooley is the safest, but Finley has the most upside.

        • Brandon 8:51 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          He has upside until he gets hurt! Ugh…most likely cost me the game in one of my leagues as I ended up losing by just over 1 point!

    • Brian 11:40 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I play Donald Brown and Jeremy Maclin. Or sit one in favor of Andre Caldwell. Thank you.

    • Greg 11:57 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need two of these three: Miles Austin, Tashard Choice, Tony Gonzelez. What’s your take? Thanks.

      • DFonz 12:45 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Miles Austing and Tony Gonzalez all the way. Barber and Jones are back yes Choice will get the bulk of plays but not all especially goal line.

      • Brandon 12:50 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I posted the same response on another post, but go with Gonzo and Austin, just as DFonz has suggested.

      • sal 1:06 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        tashard and gonzo

    • Bribo 12:19 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      start questionable portis against PHIL or donald brown against STL? thx.

      • DFonz 12:46 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Brown he has been doing great and plays one of the worst D’s.

      • Brandon 12:49 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Brown is the safer play and has a good match-up, so he’s probably your best bet. However, it appears that Portis will play Monday night and could put up some solid numbers on Monday Night Football. Not sure you’re up for the risk though.

    • DFonz 12:28 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been proposed a trade
      Ben Roethlisberger for

      Marion Barber & Santonio Holms

      Should I accept???

      • Brandon 12:47 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on the rest of your team. Who is your current QB, RB and WR’s?

      • Matt 12:47 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Do you need a QB? Do you have depth at RB and WR?

    • Duncan 10:53 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in matchup that’s gonna come down to the wire and have the option of starting D. Jackson or S. Moss tomorrow night. Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 8:50 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with DeSean Jackson, who has more upside from night to night. Just hope the Eagles don’t play like they did last weekend against the Raiders!

    • Jason 10:02 pm on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should I possibly drop kevin smith or willis mcgahee, and picku shonn greene or lesean mccoy? thanks

      • Brandon 6:32 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Only pick up LeSean McCoy if you need a starter in the short term, as once Brian Westbrook is back from his concussion, McCoy will be the backup again. As for Shonn Greene, it’s hard to pass up on him considering how much the Jets are running the ball these days. I was on the Willis McGahee bandwagon to start the year, but it seems that the Ravens are now Ray Rice’s team and I think Greene will be more productive than McGahee down the stretch.

        • Jason 8:28 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          someone already picked him up, would you start McGahee or Steve Smith NYG this week? My two RB’s are Ronnie Brown and Kevin Smith? Baltimore does play Denver, so probably Steve Smith. What about dropping McGahee for Buckhalter, would this be better than having Willis?

    • Jason 8:29 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m talking about starting him in the flex position, I forgot to mention that !

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

        Definitely start Steve Smith at the flex position. As for Buckhalter, he probably has a little more value than McGahee at this point just because he gets a few more carries per game. However, he’s not a big redzone guy and won’t rack up the touchdowns. Keep McGahee one more week and see how the team uses him…then if he’s still doing nothing, you can make the move for Buckhalter.

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