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  • Matt 11:05 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink
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    Help a blogger out! 

    I don’t do this very often, but I need your help. I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a trip to Denver and am flying back Sunday morning. I’ll probably be too busy while I’m there to look at my teams, so I need to make all my start/sit decisions today. One dilemma in particular has me stumped. I’d love to be able to wait until the last minute to see how things shake out this week for some of these players, but that’s probably not going to happen.

    With Stephen Jackson out on a bye, I’ve got a RB conundrum in our oldest league, the League of Champions (where Brandon and I are both currently 5-3). I’ve got four startable-but-meh running backs, and can’t come to a decision about which two to start. Since we’ve got some of the savviest readers in the fantasy football blogosphere, I feel perfectly confident leaving this call to you.

    [polldaddy poll=2209339]

    I’ve also got LenDale White on the roster, but that’s just because of his potential value should Chris Johnson get hurt.

    • Adam 1:40 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For you, I voted for Hightower and Smith. I have the exact same RBs, but I also have Turner, Jamaal Charles and Donald Brown, so I have a few more options. I’m playing Turner and Hightower for sure, but am thinking Charles instead of Smith for a flex. Things might change significantly with several of these guys this week, so you really may need to try to get to a computer saturday night/sunday morning. We could have more info on Moats’ role and Smith’s health as well as Morris’ health affecting Maroney. Good luck!

    • e-roc 2:23 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Matt, that’s quite the stable of “meh” RBs… I voted Hightower and Smith as well but it was definitely picking the lesser of the four evils. Moats is a one-week wonder to me (Indy > Buffalo) and Bill Belichick’s use of RBs is a fantasy football nightmare.

      Smith is a no-brainer if Megatron can get back into the line-up…

      • Matt 2:26 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, it’s not a happy situation no matter which two I wind up starting. Really expected bigger things out of Smith this season… good thing SJax has been pretty good so far or there’s no way I’d be 5-3 in this league.

    • jon j 6:29 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kevin smith hasnt exactly been fabulous in the fantasy scoring department but he does have 15-20 touches each game.
      Moats is going up against indy and they arent exactly great at stopping the run. Count on Houston to run a lot against them
      Hightower I dont know much about. Not many carries but seems to be scoring some fantasy points.
      Maroney in the last 2 games has had a lot of carries, but its hard to predict what NE will do with their running game.

      If I had to choose id start higtower and maroney or hightower and smith.

    • Squish 8:13 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Moats is out automatically because of his matchup. Hightower is no longer the starting back in Arizona but is a reasonably safe play if it’s a PPR format. Smith has upside against Seattle since Tatupu is still out and there defense has not looked great on the ground lately. Maroney has a bad matchup and isn’t looking good.

      I’d have to go with Kevin Smith for upside with Maroney as a secondary bet. With Smith, you drafted him as an RB2, I think you have to play him as one when you can. Moats has a good matchup but nobody knows WTF is going on in Houston. It may be possible that if Slaton starts then gets out of the gates fast (and doesn’t fumble), Moats may only get like 5 touches. He’s just too risky to start right now. Hightower should be worthwhile this week at least especially out of the backfield in PPR.

      In the end I have Smith out front with Maroney and Hightower in a more or less tie. Since I generally break ties in non-PPR by looking at the PPR rankings, I have to go with Hightower out of those two but really it’s up to you.

      • Matt 8:59 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To the best of my knowledge, Hightower’s still the starter, though it’s pretty clear to everyone that he’ll someday lose the job to Wells.

    • Mal 11:19 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah I went with Smith and Hightower, they are the safest.

      I have to choose between Roeth, Eli this week and I went with Roeth- but now I think I’ll pick up Garrard off the waivers- so who to start at QB?

    • Squish 4:38 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      100th post. That is all.

      • Brandon 10:06 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, nice! You’re the first commenter to reach 100…maybe we should have had a prize ready for this day or something.

        • Squish 6:04 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I swear it was an accident! Just happy to help out. I’d probably be doing the same thing you guys do if I had a little more time on my hands. You generally become a decent fantasy guru when you have 12+ fantasy leagues any given year. Turns out it’s not as hard as I thought since I reached on a lot of the same players in every league (Ray Rice woot!). As long as you guys keep up the good work, I’ll be here to help as much as I can 😉

  • Brandon 10:23 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink  

    Vote for FFGeekBlog.com in the FFLibrarian Readers' Choice Poll 

    While we’re running our own contest/promotion (for a $50 NFL.com gift card!), we figured it would be nice to plug a fellow blogger’s own promotion…the 1st Annual FFLibrarian Readers’ Choice Poll. Now it’d be a lie if we told you we were advertising her survey purely out of the kindness of our hearts, as we’re hoping that our awesome readers might be able to notch a few votes for FFGeekBlog.com there! We’re in the running for our waiver wire (The Wire) and start/sit (Hits & Misses) advice, as well as favorite fantasy football blog and some other stuff I believe, so head on over to the Fantasy Football Librarian’s site and vote away!

    • Squish 4:21 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Expect to get at least a few votes for sure 😉

  • Brandon 10:08 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink

    Week 9 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):

    • Green Bay (96%) @ Tampa Bay
    • New England (84%) vs Miami – You’ll have to cross your fingers that the Patriots can slow down the Wildcat and the rest of the Dolphins running game if you go this direction though.
    • San Francisco (58%) vs Tennessee
    • Atlanta (51%) vs Washington
    • Seattle (43%) vs Detroit
    • Jacksonville (14%) vs Kansas City

    Also, remember to send in your entry for the top fantasy quarterback of week nine for your chance to win a $50 NFL.com gift card!

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