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  • Brandon 3:30 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 15: Slim Pickings 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week 15. 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. We’re coming down to crunch-time now, with the playoffs starting/continuing in nearly every league out there at this point, so hopefully you don’t have to rely too much on the players listed here. As usual, good luck to everyone as you try to get one step closer to that league championship!

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    • Jason 10:06 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Made it to playoffs, need some help though, I’m playing Kevin Faulk instead of McCoy as flex, using R.Bush and Maroney at RB. Thought about Meachem in the flex, buy NE plays Buffalo. Got J.Stewart on the bench this week, might have to put Meachem in for Fitzgereld if he is hurt. I have Alex Smith for next week verse the Lions, cause I know Manning won’t really play that last game, if I make it to the next round. What do you guys think?

      • Brandon 10:31 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not sure you can justify starting Kevin Faulk over Robert Meachem in the flex spot. If Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t play, I’d put Meachem in the WR slot, then as long as Brian Westbrook doesn’t play, put LeSean McCoy in the flex spot. Kevin Faulk does have a touchdown in the past two games, but that isn’t his strong suit and when the Bills and Patriots played in week one, Faulk had under 60 combine yards.

        • PM 12:45 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m thinking of starting Meachem over Ochocinco in the playoffs. I have to play 3 WR and my other two are Vincent Jackson and Miles Austin. I also have Steve Breaston on my bench and without LF he could have a nice game. Any suggestions? Ochocinco has underperformed for me so is Meachem a better choice?

        • Brandon 8:26 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I’m fine with Meachem over Ochocinco. Meachem has a better match-up this week and should have a decent game against Dallas, who just got beat up by the Giants and Chargers receivers in recent weeks.

    • Mark 2:37 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My QB situation is horrrible. I have David Garrard and Brady Quinn. Which one do I start? Slim picking on the wire. Also who is the better flex play: Addai or Sidney Rice?

      • Brandon 8:23 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Sidney Rice over Addai, who could be benched at half-time if the Colts have a big lead. As for your unfortunate quarterback situation (I can’t believe I’m saying this,) go with Brady Quinn. He has a much better match-up and while the Browns offense has been putrid this season, Quinn has a few decent games as of late. Plus, you won’t have to sit there and agonize over a bad Garrard outing for three days if he puts up a stinker tonight. Good luck!

    • Brandon Walsh 6:00 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The waiver wire is unavailable for me in the playoffs and I’m forced to choose between starting Marion Barber and Pierre Thomas going head to head in the same game. Pierre has had better games recently, but Mike Bell is supposed to be back, and New Orleans’ run D is worse than Dallas’.

      • Brandon 8:24 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Neither has scored touchdowns in the running game lately, but the fact that Pierre Thomas is used in the passing game makes him more valuable here.

    • Dennis 11:32 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m playing the number one seed in the playoffs this week. This would be a huge win. I need 3WR 2RB and 2 flex.

      Players I have
      WR: TO, Smith(NYG), Hakeem Nicks, Antonio Bryant, Dwayne Bowe, Roddy White, Crabtree, Sims-Walker, Chambers
      RB: Pierre Thomas, Ganther, Hightower

      Cribbs is also available in my league. I’m most likely playing Ganther after his performance last week. Not to sure about Hightower since he’s been losing carries and having fumble issues of late but he is playing Detroit.

      • Brandon 11:44 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I like T.O., Steve Smith and Michael Crabtree. Did you start Pierre Thomas last night? If so, go with Quinton Ganther alongside him. In the flex spots, go with Hakeem Nicks and take a gamble on Roddy White, even if he’s against Darrelle Revis.

    • Lindsay 6:35 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO thank you for all your help, I have made it through the first round of the playoffs, but this weekend I am playing one of my brother’s and would ofcourse love to win…So I need help with some decisions…
      at QB Romo or Orton Romo VS. NO worries me a bit
      WRs I am thinking of playing Colston, Meacham and Smith(Nyg)
      RBs R. WIlliams and Ganther
      DEF Houston…could pick up Seattle if u think that is better
      Need flex help or plug these in above…have Forte, L. Evans, Avery, Bess, FLoyd

      On the FA list is Aromoshadu, Britt, Camarillo, Knox, A. Bryant

      I also have Collie, but am benching him this week seeing that he may not play too much…hopefully I don’t regret that decision.

      Thanks for your help!!

      • Brandon 11:41 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry for the late reply! I’m not sure what help you still need (if any), but please feel free to leave another comment before game time and we’ll try to respond. Good luck!

  • Brandon 9:00 am on December 15, 2009 Permalink

    Week 15 Defenses to Consider 

    Here’s a quick list of teams that are playing some of the worst offenses in the league this week and could be available in your league in case you were looking for a plug-in. We’ve included the percent owned in parenthesis, as well as highlighted our favorites in green:

    • Baltimore (99%) vs Chicago
    • Minnesota (99%) @ Carolina
    • New England (85%) @ Buffalo
    • Denver (84%) vs Oakland
    • San Diego (82%) vs Cincinnatti
    • Arizona (80%) @ Detroit
    • Tennessee (72%) vs Miami
    • Seattle (35%) vs Tampa Bay
    • Atlanta (29%) @ New York Jets
    • Houston (23%) @ St. Louis
    • Kansas City (3%) vs Cleveland
    • TJ 10:20 am on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      How would you rank these D’s for this week: GB, Bal, ARI, DEN, SEA, ATL.

      • Brandon 10:34 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Denver, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, Baltimore, Atlanta.

    • Tommy 10:28 am on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Do you think Green Bay is worse than any of Seattle, Atlanta, Houston, KC?

      • Brandon 10:35 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        See my response to TJ above, but this week I like Seattle more than Green Bay.

    • Tommy 10:40 am on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ahmad Bradshaw, Arian Foster, or Jerome Harrison? w/r spot… also have chris brown

      • Brandon 10:36 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Bradshaw. The other guys are too big of a question mark at this point.

    • Pinwiz 10:41 am on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sure, rub it in those of you still in the playoffs… I’m going to be in the corner sulking and cursing Kurt Warner.

      • Squish 12:40 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I understand that. I’m lucky the league I played him was a meaningless game this week.

        Not doing to bad on the year myself I think. In the playoffs with all 15 of my teams. I Got 3 knocked out this week because I didn’t get a chance to set my lineups. The good news is they were my worst teams. Flea flicker has 2 of my teams knocked out along with 3 first round byes this week and 4 second round matchups. Yahoo has all 3 of my teams remaining with 2 first round matchups this week and one second round. I like to think I can pull down at least a few championships this season!

      • s 2 da a L 8:21 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        similar boat – difference between playoffs and consolation ladder is Greg Jennings. I needed 10 points last Monday night. He came up short. I changed my name to Greg Jenning’s Failure and put up a goofy picture of that wasted draft pick. I ended the “regular” season with 5 straight losses, too. smh

    • Terry 8:32 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Concern about Steelers D verses GB this week? Didn’t like what I saw last week.

      • Squish 9:14 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree, PIT’s Defense has had some great matchups the last few games and they haven’t done anything of relevance in any of those weeks. I’ve downgraded them to the 10-15 rank of defenses this week. There are simply too many other great options that actually provide each week.

        In order this week, I like ARI, BAL, DEN, MIN, PHI, GB, HOU, NYJ, then NE.

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