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  • Brandon 5:32 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 11: Playoffs approaching 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eleven, 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!) This week I returned to my previous ways of leaving the most obvious players off the list (Drew Brees @ TB, Maurice Jones-Drew vs BUF,) so we’re left with players you may actually have to think about starting or benching this week. In most leagues the playoffs are rapidly approaching, so this could be a huge week for your team and hopefully some of our advice can help you clinch a spot! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses…

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    • Mal 5:52 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Have to start 2 RB non-PPR – Options are…

      Turner
      Betts
      Portis
      Wells
      Forte

      Thinking Forte + Wells/Betts?

      • Brandon 5:02 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Portis and Turner aren’t playing, so that narrows it down a bit. Go with Forte and Wells, who has a good match-up against the Rams.

    • Anthony 6:10 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need three out of the following (atleast one WR): Devin Hester, Cadillac Williams, Laurence Maroney, Chester Taylor, Mike Sims Walker, Robert Meachem, Bernard Scott

      I lost Ronnie Brown πŸ™

      • Shirley 6:48 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Bernard Scott (if Benson doesn’t play), MSW and I suppose Meachem?

      • Squish 10:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree about Scott. If Benson doesn’t start, Scott is a great play against a porous Oakland defense and MSW is definitely your WR as Shirley said. If you start Scott and MSW as your WR, I’m leaning towards Maroney as your flex. If Scott doesn’t start, replace him with Cadillac Williams who has a pretty solid matchup this week at NO. If Scott and Cadillac don’t start, play Maroney MSW and Hester.

        As I keep telling everyone, when in doubt play the RBs. Maroney and Cadillac thought not the hottest fantasy commodities will still have a better chance of putting up 10+ points than most WRs. Normally I think about giving Hester the start over them but with Cutler playing the way he is, I’d avoid him since you have roughly equal/better options.

        • craig 10:43 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Well I just woke up and got an interesting e-mail from squish who has no knowledge of football. He actually told you to start betts against dallas who are 7th in the league against the rush this year and betts is banged up. I’d go with Meachem as he is one of the biggest sleepers this week against Tampa Bay who will go way over his projected ending up with 6 to 7 receptions for around 75 yards and possibly a touchdown. If you want real fantasy football advice than go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com. Oh yeah, and squish I’ll go toe to toe with you about football any day of the week you wanabe football analyst.

        • craig 10:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          sorry i responded in the wrong section but i’d stillgo with meachem over hester or maroney this week as hester is going up against philly even though culter has had two 300 plus passing games in a row. and cadillac is going up against NO who has a banged up secondary so tampa bay will be passing more than running.

        • craig 11:02 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          still half asleep, but as for maroney he’s going up against the jets who are 9th against the run this year so expect NE to be passing the ball as usual even in red zone situations. the most points maroney will get you will be around 8 to 11 depending on league and scoring. Remember that’s the most points he’ll get you. so if you want real advice then go to my site at http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com where there is a link to my e-mail and i’ll answer your questions to the most depth possible with actual reasoning and logic behind it than telling you to start scott against a weak Raiders D that anyone could figure out even my mom who doesn’t watch football would start scott this week. As even if Benson plays he’ll only see about 12 carries other than his usual 28 to 35.

        • Squish 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL! I love your site Craig! Is there any content under all that crap on the front page? Oh… I guess not, just a bunch of links to NFL.com/Yahoo/ESPN. It looks like a pre-schooler designed your site! Nevermind, even preschoolers know better than to steal content from other people.

          BTW, “your” projections (which happen to on the same page as ESPN’s) agree with the advice I gave. Those same projections recommend starting both Cadillac and Maroney over Meachem. Interesting how that works. I guess you must have changed your mind after you made “your” projections.

          To be serious though if you are going to link to decent sites at least make sure they are reasonably accurate ones. ESPN is bottom 10% this year in accuracy. Just for everyone’s information, the current most accurate sites on the net in all categories are as follows:

          RBs – RotoExperts.com
          WRs – Yahoo.com
          QBs and TEs – Fantasyfootballbreakdown.com
          Kickers – fantasynews.cbssports.com
          Defenses – Not tracked
          Waiver Advice – Lesters Legends and FFtoday and THIS SITE (rated for speed and accuracy)
          Start Advice – Fantasyfootballgoat.com
          Sit Advice – Fantasyfootballjournal.com
          Number 1 Overall – Fantasycafe.com

          Source -fantasyxpert.com

          Note: http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com = unranked due to having no original content.

          P.S. I think the site owners would appreciate it if you took your trolling to another site.

        • craig 11:26 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          took you that long to come up with a response as I actually give my fantasy owners different opinions on the subject teaching them to make decisions for themselves and become better fantasy owners. Rather than saying the almighty prophet craig knows the future. no i don’t but i’m sure I know more than you when it comes to this crazy game we call fantasy football.

        • craig 11:29 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah by the way if we’re going to point out the content of our sites then didn’t you notice that maroney is one of your misses this week. oh yeah that’s right this isn’t even your sight. hahaha try starting your own sight then come talk to me.

        • craig 11:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah, this will be one of the last times i come on this site beside next week to see if there is any slanderous material about me or my site as i will slap you with a defimation of character law suit and if i recieve any more e-mails from this site or any alike i will file a harrasssment law suit and talk to your e-mail provider about shutting you down.

        • Squish 11:54 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Good riddens! When you come back in a few minutes to respond to this post, it would be better for you if you know that I don’t own this site nor am I one of “the geeks”. I’m simply an active reader willing to help the guys out and provide a different point of view from time to time (though usually we agree).

          As for your “threats”, you should educate yourself. As a law student, I’ll try to enlighten you. Slander is the term used for a spoken mistruth/unproven truth that damages someone’s character. The word you were looking for is “libel” which is a written statement doing the same thing. Either way, those suits only work if the information presented is not true which isn’t the case here. Secondly, you would also not be able to file such a suit since no one has damaged you or your character (since you are anonymous on the forum and nobody used your name) and since the site is not responsible for comments made on the forum. As for your site, well it doesn’t come into play at all since you do not own it (you’re officially a renter at your provider) or any of the material on it. You could get ESPN to try and sue somebody for example but you don’t have the option.

          As for the e-mails, well quite honestly I’m not sure what you are even talking about! Who are the e-mails from? You may get e-mails when a topic you posted on is replied to but you agreed to have that happen when you agreed to the terms and conditions of the site by signing up then posting. I think you can go into your user settings and change that.

          Either way, have a great rest of the year! Don’t feel as if you are unwelcome here! This site exists to provide advice to anyone who needs it. You aren’t excluded!

        • craig 12:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          you got me there squish as i am not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to law, and yes i did over react about you just stating your opinion. everyone is entitled to their opinion even if the almighty guru lol doesn’t like it. I do have more knowledge of football then i think you’re giving me credit for but that is here nor ther. But, hopefully one day I could even gain you as re-occuring member of my web page but by the looks of it i don’t think that’s going to happen. So good luck with your fantasy football this season and hopefully no hard feelings.

        • Squish 12:35 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Definitely no hard feelings! And for the record I didn’t say anything about your fantasy football knowledge. I’m sure you know plenty. Everyone’s bound to disagree on at least a few start/sits. Just don’t attack the geeks for something I say. I’m just a lowly reader πŸ™

          As for my mocking your site, I apologize. I may have overreacted a bit. You do have a legitimately complete collection of content even if it isn’t yours. Some of my favorite sites do the same thing (FFNerd, FFLibrarian). The issue was that stolen content has been a hot topic in the community for awhile now. There has been a rash of people literally stealing entire posts from sites like this and posting them to their own site. Granted those sites are getting shutdown left and right but it was wrong to group you with them. You don’t steal literal content. You at least are reasonable enough to link to it. Just understand that content theft is a big deal right now.

          It’s all good though. Do you play any other types of FF besides standard? I’ve got and NFL.com TD challenge team, a yahoo pickem (against the spread) team and salary cap team, a couple USAToday contest teams, a bestbuy.com team, and even a FF for charity team. Let me know if you’d like to make/join a group with me in any of those games.

          BTW, one of my NE sources seems to believe Randy Moss missed practice Wednesday because he had a family issue believed to be illness or death related πŸ˜‰

    • Shirley 6:11 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think is likely to have a better fantasy game? Brett Favre (vs. SEA) or Kurt Warner (vs. STL)? I haven’t paid attention to whether Warner throws a lot when he plays an easy team. I know Favre has better games when he goes up against tough teams but not weak teams because MIN just lets AD run the ball.

      • Amir 6:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Warner should go off start him with confidence.

        • Squish 10:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. Warner should go nuts this week. Even if it was close I’d still take Warner since Favre was limited in practice this week. I can assure you the Seahawk defense also heard the news and will likely go the immobile senior all day.

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Warner of course, he’s one of my “hits” this week! Favre should do alright too though, so either way you shouldn’t worry too much.

    • Squish 7:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kinda last second here but would you guys go with Deangelo Williams or Ricky Williams tonight? I currently have Ricky Williams in mostly because Dwil has been limited this week plus Ricky has a great matchup.

      • Brandon 7:57 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to go with Ricky Williams. At least you know he’s healthy and will get the bulk of the carries. DeAngelo will be sharing carries with Jonathan Stewart and if he shows any sign of the injury coming back, I’m sure they’ll be quick to bench him.

        • Squish 11:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the quick response! Looks like we made the right decision. With Williams scoring two TDs already, I should really move up in the NFL.com TD challenge. Doesn’t hurt for my Yahoo salary cap team which is super TD heavy πŸ˜‰

          Good call!

    • sal 2:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Urgent Help! Non- PPR – Choose a RB from: Snelling, Moats, McFadden, or LJ – I know, I know. Lineup sucks, but I’m still in 1st Place.

      • Shirley 6:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say Snelling. Very probable that Turner won’t start and so Snelling has the best chance to start out of all the guys you listed.

        • Squish 10:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Snelling for sure. Turner is definitely out (I don’t care what he says) and Norwood is doubtful so he’s literally the only RB left. Turner seems to think he can play but nobody has ever played (outside the postseason) the week after a high ankle sprain which is what he has. If he decides to try, he’ll just end up limping off the field after a few carries. Either way, neither Norwood or Turner have practiced this week and that usually means they’ll be inactive. Start Snelling with confidence.

      • Brandon 5:05 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Shirley and Squish…Snelling is your man!

        • sal 2:12 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          change of plans – made a trade for Marion the (non)Barbarian – how do we feel now? snelling or marion anfd the RB by Committee (not to mention- unpredictable Jason Garrett)?

        • Squish 6:14 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I still think you have to go with Snelling this week. However, if either Turner or Norwood end up playing this week, feel fre to go with Barber. As far as I’m concerned Snelling is only a good play if he starts. If he doesn’t start I like the Barber instead.

    • Jake 2:46 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to start 3 of the 6 (at least 1 RB):
      M. Sims-Walker
      C. Chambers
      M. Wallace
      J. Maclin
      J. Addai
      L. Betts

      • craig 2:56 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        for advice on everything fantasy football go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 10:19 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Damn! At least when I link to ffgeek I at least answer the person’s question first! How rude! Besides everyone knows that the good FF players don’t consider themselves “gurus” so much as obsessed geeks and nerds. Guru is just a self-dedicated title to make a person feel more confident about their lack of skills.

          Anyway…

          I’d go with Betts, Addai and MSW. Addai may seem to have a bad matchup but Baltimore hasn’t stopped anyone good on the ground for awhile plus he’s great out the backfield and brown is still hurting. MSW is a beast and should do great at Buffalo. The rest of your list is kind of a pick of who’s more consistent. Betts is your best bet there (say that 5 times fast). The WRs are just too inconsistent. Betts will get plenty of carries and be relied on and should be good for 10+ points in standard scoring.

        • craig 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This is the only time I do agree with squish as if you read one of my earlier posts I don’t usually. but besides the subject you guys who run this site have no heart as your hits and misses are so obvious. grow some balls and tell us the answer to some hard questions. Oh ricky williams was really hard to pick as all of their other backs are injured. By the way Gore, Moss, and Addai will have good games making you guys look like idiots come monday.

        • Brandon 5:08 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          If they’re so obvious, why will those guys have a good day and make us look like idiots? Plus, I think we do plenty of “hard question” answering in our Ask the Geeks segments, not to mention all of the comments on our posts. Thanks for the input though!

      • Brandon 5:11 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although I’m not high on Addai this week, I like him more than Betts. As for the other two, Maclin and Wallace are good high risk/high reward players with solid match-ups, but I’m not sure I can recommend you play both as that may set you up for a low scoring week if both don’t live up to their billing. Go with Jeremy Maclin (especially if your league awards for kick returns) and Mike Sims-Walker and hope he can have a decent game against a tough Bills pass defense.

    • craig 11:21 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      they’re called must starts for a reason!

      • Squish 11:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll see if Moss can beat Revis this week. Revis completely shut him down last time and still hasn’t let a WR he’s covered gain more than 50 yards in any game to date this year. He’s shutdown Moss, AJ, Colston, and other than a short TD catch, MSW.

        I got a question for you craig since you are a self-proclaimed fantasy god. Any idea why Moss missed practice Wednesday?

        • craig 11:34 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          it was non injury related jackass and is fully expected to play sunday!

        • Squish 11:35 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          so… no?

        • craig 11:40 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          looks like you’ve got nothing else to say squish so I’m gone!

      • Matt 1:01 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey. HEY. Cut it out. πŸ™‚

        • Squish 2:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The issue has been dealt with. No more arguing with trolls. I promise πŸ˜‰

    • Jones 2:54 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start D Driver or McCoy over Gore this week? (RB/WR spot)

      • Brandon 5:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up, I can’t recommend you bench Frank Gore for the likes of Driver or McCoy. Stick with Gore and hope he proves my “miss” designation wrong.

    • Angel 3:13 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      need to start 4 of these 5 WR

      R. Wayne
      A. Johnson
      S. Rice
      M. Colston
      S. Holmes

      And 2 of these 4RB

      R. Rice
      B. Scott
      B. Wells
      M. Forte

      • Brandon 5:15 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At wide receiver, go with your top four guys: Wayne, Johnson, Rice and Colston. For your running back, I like all of those guys (except Forte) this week, but I’d go with Ray Rice and take a chance on Bernard Scott, who has a dream match-up with the Raiders. Good luck!

        • Angel 5:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks for the help..

    • Scotty 4:23 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need some good advice as my opponent this week played Ricky Williams & has a nice head start. PPR league & I need to start 2 of 3:

      Thomas Jones vs. NE
      LeSean McCoy vs. CHI
      Jason Snelling vs. NYG

      I’m think of benching Jones, in favor of Snelling. Jones doesn’t catch many passes, whereas Snelling is a gifted receiver. Furthermore, NE’s run defense is tougher than the G-Men. Lastly, I expect the Jets to fall behind early & resort to an aerial attack, thus limiting Jones’ touches.

      Please let me know what you think! Thanks

      • Brandon 5:19 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        T-Jones is playing too good these days to bench. Go with him and hope he picks up a few big runs early in the game (or a short touchdown or two.) For your other RB, go with McCoy, who has a much better match-up and is a bit more of a proven commodity than Snelling.

        • Scotty 8:57 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

    • Matt 5:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking for a solid WR3:

      1) B. Marshall vs. SD
      2) S. Breaston @ STL
      3) D. Hester vs. PHI

      I’m also deciding between these two for a good RB2:

      1) F. Gore @ GB
      2) K. Smith vs. CLE

      Also, between these two defenses:

      1) New Orleans @ TB
      2) Dallas vs. WAS

      • Squish 10:50 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Brandon Marshall is a must start in most formats so go with him at WR. Breaston definitely could do very well but Marshall gets too many looks to bench. Hester is worth avoiding with the way Cutler is playing.

        You have to go with Gore at RB. Smith may have a great matchup but Gore is a beast and should have a big day regardless of matchup during most weeks.

        For the defenses, it’s really up to you but NO is probably the way to go. They force too many turnovers to bench. Dallas will likely allow less points. But the chance that NO’s defense scores a TD is way too high to bench them in my opinion.

        • Matt 5:02 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice.

          Should I still go with Marshall even if Orton is out?

        • Squish 6:16 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It’s a tough call but I think you still have to play him. However, I don’t think it would be a mistake to error on the side of safety and just play Hester or Breaston instead if Orton is out. I think if you want to make a safe play that should be good for 9 or so points, you’d be best off playing Hester. But if Orton goes, definitely play Marshall.

    • PK 8:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im having trouble filling my 2 flex spots for this week any help would be greatly appreciated!
      WR/TE and WR/RB are the slots i need to fill and my flex players are:
      desean jackson, steve smith (NYG), lesean mccoy, l. coles and jamaal charles

      i always have trouble benching desean but he has not done anything in the past 2 weeks warranting a start, steve smith is coming off a bye but the giants are struggling, lesean mccoy is an enigma in andy reid’s tard offense, coles is coles and jamaal charles is facing pittsburgh……………….decisions decisions!

      my regular starters are as follows
      carson palmer over romo at QB
      andre johnson and vincent jackson at WR
      maurice jones-drew and ray rice at RB
      heath miller at TE
      cincinatti over new orleans at DEF

      • Squish 10:58 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well your lineup as is looks good don’t change anything on the current lineup.

        For your flex slots, you have to start Djax. I don’t know what you are complaining about! He had 8 receptions for 91 yards last week! He may not have gotten in the endzone in awhile but you have to know it’s coming with the number of targets he gets. Steve Smith other than a TD last week has actually done less over the past 4 games than DJax.

        For your WR/RB flex, I think McCoy is your best play since Westbrook is out. Smith could be played here too but stay away from Charles this week.

      • Matt 12:39 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeSean Jackson’s a WR1 every week regardless of matchup. He’s the best receiver on a team that passes more than any other squad in the league, and talent-wise is showing that he belongs in the conversation with the best in the business.

    • JRS 2:56 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      nonPPR 14 team league… my RB2 options are L.Betts, B.Scott, and J.Charles (weakest). I also might be able to trade for Lynch. Who should I go with? Scott?

    • rebel 3:54 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      non ppr standard scoring 12 man league. I lost Ronnie, now am thin at rb, I already have Moss starting and taking a gamble on Owens this week, have slaton starting as well, do I start Hester or Harvin, and do I start Caddy or an unproven Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 9:17 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Devin Hester at wide receiver and Bernard Scott as your running back.

    • Chris 5:34 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon,

      you have mendenhall on your hit list. Would you start him over s Jackson?

      Chris

      • Squish 6:23 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t speak for Brandon but I personally like Mendenhall over Jackson this week. He has a monster matchup against a team giving up almost 15 points on average to opposing RBs. Pittsburgh should be way ahead all day and he’ll get fed a large meal of carries.

        Steven Jackson mostly is projected to have a good week simply because of who he is. He has a horrible matchup at Arizona and judging from the last couple weeks, I think STL is learning they might need to lean on the pass to get anywhere. They should be down early and go away from the run.

        I feel like Mendenthal is a lock for a big game whereas Jackson has only a decent chance. If I had Mendenthal in any league I’d probably start him over Ray Rice, Frank Gore, and Steven Jackson. This is his week, I’d start him for sure!

      • Brandon 9:19 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish here, go with Mendenhall. However, who are you starting that requires you to bench one of them in the first place?

    • Brandon Walsh 7:21 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      PPR League, should I start Steve Breaston or Derrick Mason. Mason has been pretty consistent and is the clear #1 WR on Baltimore, but Breaston has been hot recently, and I also get points for punt/kickoff returns.

      • Brandon Walsh 7:26 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        And a follow up! Greg Olsen or Tony Gonzalez?

      • Brandon 9:16 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s close, but I like Derrick Mason just because he’s the primary target in the Ravens passing game. At tight end, Greg Olsen is your man this week.

    • DJ 11:33 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Beanie Wells or Laurence Maroney?

      Thanks

    • Mal 1:31 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Been playing Todd Heap as my TE this season. Has proven pretty useless- other waiver options are

      Scheffler
      Finley
      Davis
      Pettigrew
      Lewis

      • Brandon 9:14 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scheffler could be a sneaky play this week, considering he had a huge game the last time the Broncos played the Chargers. However, his quarterback position has some issues.

      • Brandon 12:18 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess Pettigrew was the guy to play here…who would have known?!

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Marshawn or F. Jackson?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty much a coin flip here, but I’d go with Lynch and hope he gets some goal line carries.

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lee Evans or Hester?

  • Brandon 1:18 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Just wanted to share a humorous tweet sent out by the outspoken Saints tight end, Jeremy Shockey, regarding the possibility of LeBron James ever playing in the NFL…

    everyone trust me Lebron James could not play in the NFL! espn is crazy to even think he could even make a practice squad. hes a 4.9 40 time

    After the success of Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez in the NFL, I’m pretty sure fantasy football managers would be salivating at the prospect of seeing James in the NFL. All I know is that he’d immediately be the best receiver on the Browns the day he stepped on the field.

     
    • e-roc 3:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Shockey runs a 4.9-40. LBJ could run a 4.9 backwards or sideways.

  • Brandon 1:01 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Does anyone else out there hate these Thursday night football games? I have Panthers receiver Steve Smith in one of my leagues and all I can picture happening is that he has a lousy game tonight and I depress about it for the next three days. However, with Steelers rookie receiver Mike Wallace as my only other option, it appears that I’m going to have to stick with Smith and hope for the best. Of course, if he does well I’ll have a nice head-start going into Sunday’s games, but I’d still prefer all my players play on Sunday (or Monday)…not Thursday.

     
    • Matt 1:27 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I especially hate them because I don’t have NFL Network. Lame.

      • Brandon 2:19 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re really not missing all that much, considering the awesome non-HD broadcast they provide and the stellar games the NFL pawns off on them…but at least it’s something to watch after The Office and 30 Rock.

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

          I get em in HD by me. Not sure what kind of tv package your on…cable, satelite, etc I’m on FIOS and the NFL channel is included in the HD channels.

          Anyways, Smith has been picking it up recently and the Fins have given a number of recievers good days, so I wouldn’t be too worried about it.

        • Brandon 5:33 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m on Comcast, but maybe I just didn’t look hard enough for their HD channel. Either way, maybe it’s better, as I didn’t need to see Jay Cutler screwing over my fantasy team last week in high-definition!

      • Squish 10:36 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The game was almost entirely played on the NFL.com site. They have a live viewing show for the Thursday games.

    • matt M 2:54 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am paranoid about Smith too and my opponent has Ricky Williams. This week could be over for me before any of the Sunday games.

      • Brandon 12:25 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re not happy about Ricky Williams I’m sure, but you can’t complain about Steve Smith, huh?

    • e-roc 3:18 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mighty Mouse owners, let’s keep our heads up! He’s starting to put together some solid games and the Dolphins pass defense is “fishy”. With DAW and Stewart battling injuries, it can only mean good things for MM.

      • Squish 10:44 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who is mighty mouse? I remember calling MJD that, who are you talking about? Mushin Muhhammed? Matt Moore?

        “Jones-Drew is known for having a large amount of nicknames given to him by various people. These include MJD, Superman, Hercules, Pocket Hercules, The Human Bowling Ball, The Human Pinball, Oompa Loompa, MoJo, MoJo D, GoMoJo, Beast, and Mighty Mouse.”

        Anyway, don’t get too excited about Carolina’s passing game yet. They apply the injury tag to their RBs quite liberally. They’re becoming the Patriots. Either wya, DeAngelo looked good last night to me!

    • Tsull 8:24 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      THUR Dilemna I have S Smith and Stewart going tonite. I was planning on playing D Jax as my other WR and Megatron at flex. Just read Benson will not play and I could put B Scott or Forsett in non ppr HELP

      • Brandon 12:27 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Bernard Scott this week, but I’m not sure he’s all that great an upgrade over DeSean Jackson and Calvin Johnson. Stick with the guys you have, although it would have been nice to play Scott instead of Jonathan Stewart. There is talk that Larry Johnson could actually get some playing time this weekend, which makes me a bit nervous for Scott.

    • Brandon 9:16 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Did I say I hated Thursday night games? I obviously said I loved them…at least after Steve Smith’s big game and because I’m not playing Ricky Williams in any of my leagues!

  • Matt 10:22 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    How valuable is Ricky Williams from here on out? 

    With the news that Ronnie Brown is out for the season, the fantasy world’s eyes are focused intently on 32-year-old former Toronto Argonaut Ricky Williams tonight. And why not? Williams finds himself the only healthy skilled tailback on a team built to run the football. For the time being, the Dolphins’ only other available rusher is Lex Luthor Hilliard, who has zero career NFL carries to his name. Expect Miami to take a hard look at free agents like Edgerrin James and Dominic Rhodes in the coming weeks.

    Despite previously being behind Brown on the depth chart, Williams was already a top-15 fantasy RB, making him a rock-solid RB2. Now I think there’s little question that he’s an every-week RB1. There simply aren’t many running backs in the NFL who will touch the ball as much as he will the rest of this season, and you certainly can’t complain about the schedule: (More …)

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

      Who should I start? Schaub or McNabb? Thanks!

      • Matt 1:26 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Schaub probably won’t repeat his week 2 line (357 yards and 4 TDs), but it’s hard to sit him against a team he dominated the last time out. I’d start him.

        • The Don 4:51 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Okay brandon marshal sidney rice kevin smith donald driver vincent jackson roddey white

          OH fantasy gods which two shall rideth the unholy pine.

        • Squish 11:12 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That’s a tough call. The Bench humping really comes down to Driver, White, K. Smith and Driver.

          I’m gonna say bench White (who’s questionable this week and hurting) and Marshall. I’ll give K. Smith the benefit of the doubt as he has actually performed well in the matchups he should have(NO, WAS, STL). I’d look for him to do the same here.

          Honestly Marshall and Driver are roughly equal this week in my opinion. Most people prefer Marshall this week. I only picked Driver because of the matchup which is far better this week against a 29th ranked SF pass defense. In addition in his career against SF he’s put up almost 10 points per game including 2 TDS. Marshall on the other hand has put up under 8 per outing against SD in his career (7 games) including only 1 TD. I just have to go with Driver this week. White, in case you were still factoring him is facing the second best pass defense in the league and has averaged only 4FFpoints per game in his two game career against NYG. With his injury you have to avoid him.

  • Brandon 10:04 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 11: Thursday Night Football edition 

    With another Thursday Night Football game quickly approaching, it seemed like a good time to get to the first batch of Ask the Geek questions that have been piling up. As usual, you can leave your inquiries here or leave them as comments on this post!

    Also, make sure to leave your feedback on our commenting system here at FFGeekBlog.com so we can figure out if we need to revise the system or not.

    James asks…

    Getting close to end of regular season and i am going to be one of those teams fighting for a playoff spot. This week is a must win for my team. But i lost Turner for this week(hopefully only 1 week,) I am starting Cutler, Colts D. and Olsen @ T.E. I need help deciding on 2 RBs and 2WRs.

    WR Options= Sims-Walker, Boldin, Evans, and Roddy White.
    RB Options= Jamaal Charles, Jamal Lewis, Knowshon Moreno, and Justin Forsett.

    Please let me know who you would expect to be the most productive lineup this week.

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    • Adam 11:15 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK…I went into emergency pickup mode after Turner went down last week. I even dropped my middle of the road Kicker and my week-by-week Defense to make sure I had choices at backup RB. Now it comes time to drop 2 players to pick up a K and Def for this weekend. Who should I drop?

      Snelling (I’m thinking drop, but he is Turner’s handcuff)
      Moats (I’m thinking RBBC with less upside, so drop)
      Forsett (potentially big upside, so don’t drop)
      Maroney (good playoff schedule, though Morris likely coming back soon)
      Austin Collie (probably not drop)
      Donald Brown (injured and RB2, but is a Colt)
      Greg Olsen (I have Celek and only play 1 TE)

      Thanks!!

      • e-roc 11:46 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Adam, IMO, my vote is for Olsen who blew his proverbial fantasy wad in Week 9. Moats would get my #2 vote based on your comment about his RBBC situation. Who is your #2 RB behind Turner?

        • Adam 1:36 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve been troubled in RB this season (though killing in QB and WR, and therefore 9-1). My other RBs are Hightower, Kevin Smith and Jamaal Charles. We start 2 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 3 Flex. 1 point per 5 receptions. 8 person league in which no one seems to want to trade.

        • e-roc 1:55 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With Smith, Charles and Hightower (since Beanie is so injury prone), I think it should make it easier to drop Moats if you want to hold onto Olsen for insurance (and future cupcake matchups).

      • Brandon 2:44 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t be against dropping Ryan Moats, Donald Brown or Greg Olsen (although he has a great match-up this week.)

    • Anthony 11:19 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need three out of the following (atleast one WR): Devin Hester, Cadillac Williams, Laurence Maroney, Chester Taylor, Mike Sims Walker, Robert Meachem, Bernard Scott

      • e-roc 11:48 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ouch. IMHO – Caddy, Maroney, Meachem.

      • Brandon 2:35 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Anthony, I have to disagree with E-Roc on this one. Of that group, this week I like Bernard Scott, Devin Hester and I’ll also go with Robert Meachem as the high risk/high reward play of the week (although it pains me not to recommend Sims-Walker!)

        • Squish 11:28 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL! I need to get a picture of this one Brandon! No MSW?! Surely the world is going to end!

          I like Scott, Cadillac/Maroney (Caddi based on matchup) and MSW actually. Hester is not worth a start until Cutler gets his act together. MSW is a risk/reward player. he’s never played Buffalo. MJD will likely be used all day but Buffalo’s pass defense isn’t as good as it looks on paper. They only allow 200 passing yards per game because they can’t stop the run. With the Jags being a team that constantly goes away from what the matchup suggests, I’d expect Garrard to throw a TD or two today. There’s just no way I can recommend a WR3 over a WR1 so Meachem is out. He could have a big game but he simply shouldn’t. Does anyone else realize he only has 20 targets the entire season? MSW has 3 times that! Go with him.

    • e-roc 11:51 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – thanks again! After 10 weeks, I’m sitting atop the league in points and wins. I hope LeSean McCoy pulls a DAW impression!

      • Brandon 2:43 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! I’m not quite sure what you mean about a DeAngelo Williams impression, but hopefully it’s more like a Ricky Williams impression.

    • aker 12:19 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need a RB2 (AP is my RB1). My options: Forsett, Jamal Lewis, Bradshaw, Betts. I know you’re not high on Forsett’s matchup. Betts against the Cowboys…not great. Can’t get excited about Lewis, but maybe that’s the best bet? Thanks for your help!!

      • e-roc 2:46 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        One vote for Jamal Lewis… 1/2 vote for Betts.

      • Brandon 2:38 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I halfheartedly recommend Jamal Lewis, but if he doesn’t put up numbers this week, I’ll never recommend him again.

      • aker 2:50 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        thanks guys. yeah, if Lewis can’t produce against detroit (which i’m clearly not at all confident he will) he should just go quietly into that good night. but, i will take the half-hearted advice and give him the nod. great blog!

      • Squish 11:19 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Betts is definitely one of my sleepers for the week but I don’t see how you can bench Lewis.

    • matt M 2:58 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Barber, Wells, or Bradshaw this week? I was thinking Wells against a weak STL D.

      • Brandon 2:39 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Beanie Wells as well, especially with Jerry Jones screaming about Felix Jones getting the ball more often (and therefor hurting Barber’s production.)

        • Squish 11:16 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed. If Beanie gets carries he’ll have a great day against STL. The only issue is whether Arizona will run the ball at all…

    • ryan 3:21 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi guys.

      Which wr would you start?

      Cotchery vs NE, or Maclin vs Chicago? I have Randy Moss in the other slot.

    • Ken 4:22 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for answering my question on here. Wasn’t sure if my question was gonna get used, so thats pretty much how I have my line up. The reassurance is nice though.

      I did drop Lewis to lock up chris cooley since my TE situation is Heap and Jermichael Finley. So I have Addai as RB1 and Forsett as RB2. I’m not a huge fan of Forsett in the spot. But I wouldn’t have been with him against arizona either. I don’t expect another 123 yards, but I’m hoping his talent as a receiver will help push his numbers up to a respectable number. Or at least better then Lewis lol

      If Lewis is going to have a good game, this would be the week. And I signed him last week specifically for this game. But after watching monday nights game, I just don’t see him having a big game. The best he’s done is 11 points in my league. Thats his best. And he gave up a lot of touches to Cribbs and Jennings last week.

      Detroits not awesome against the run, but their big weakness is certainly their passing game. So Im wondering how much Lewis is actually going to do. I think with limited touches, he’s gotta score to be worth it, and we all know how often that happens with the browns.

      Im in a PPR league, so if Forsett gets 5 or 6 receptions for 40-60 yards thats 7 – 9 points right there. Plus whatever rushing yards, and he’s got a decent chance to score too.

      But I left myself enough time with waivers to pick lewis back up if i need to haha

    • Helplease 8:53 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Getting close to end of regular season and i am going to be one of those teams fighting for a playoff spot. This week is a must win for my team. But i lost Ronnie Brown. Here is my team :

      QBs
      Donovan McNabb
      Eli Manning
      RBs
      Maurice Jones-Drew
      Jason Snelling
      Kevin Smith
      WRs
      Santana Moss
      Santonio Holmes
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Steve Breaston
      Michael Crabtree
      TEs
      Zach Miller
      Fred Davis
      Def
      Arizona Cardinals
      Philadelphia Eagle

      This is a PPR With 1 QB 2 RBs 2 WRs 1 Flex 1 TE 1 Def

      My line up goes as follows

      Donovan McNabb
      Maurice Jones-Drew
      Kevin Smith
      Santonio Holmes
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Steve Breaston
      Fred Davis
      Philadelphia Eagle

      As I said before this is a must win and I just want to hear a good second opinion

      Thanks

    • randy bo 6:19 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      forcett or moroney…….help please…great site btw.

      • Brandon 10:04 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Randy, although I don’t like his match-up all that much, Justin Forsett is still a better play than Laurence Maroney. Good luck!

    • james 11:14 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, or Vince young? Standard Scoring 1 Starting QB Leauge. Who should end up with more Fantasy Points?

      • Brandon 10:07 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately you have the same options I have (minus Vince Young) in one of my leagues and I’m going with Jay Cutler. He hasn’t thrown as many interceptions at home and although he has a tough match-up, I think he has more potential than those other guys.

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