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  • Brandon 10:11 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink

    Free 2010 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet 

    While searching for a free cheat sheet online to use as the basis for my own rankings, I realized that most websites don’t put them in a format that is great for using as a draft day list. So, while I was putting together a really quick cheat sheet for reference during my upcoming drafts, I wanted to share it with our readers to use at least as the basis for their own cheat sheets (it’s a Google Docs spreadsheet):

    FFGeekBlog.com’s 2010 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

    Keep in mind that I threw this together in about half an hour and didn’t take painstaking effort to make sure all of the wide receivers in the 40-60 group (for example) are exactly in the order I’d draft them. Most of the players atop the lists are close to how I would pick them in a standard league though.

    If you see anything crazy on the lists that doesn’t make sense or have left out important players, please let me know so I can update it ASAP!

    • Mark 1:25 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s interesting to look at the RB rankings. We had discussed earlier about how there isn’t a real significant difference between Barber (17) and Jacobs (34) and yet they are 17 spots apart. At least McCoy, Charles and Moreno would rank higher than Barber in my book, because of their upside, but overall I think it looks pretty good. I think it shows that there is a big dropoff in runningbacks, but I’m not sure where that line is (Ryan Grant? Pierre Thomas?) Thanks!

      • Mark 1:27 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I also forgot to mention you must not be too high on Jerome Harrison

      • Brandon 8:59 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, I took this list from another site yesterday and made some quick, obvious modifications to make it “my own.” However, I hadn’t given it a thorough look unfortunately. Not sure what the other site was thinking on some of the rankings! Anyways, I’ve gone through again this morning and made some more updates to make it more FFGeekBlog-ish. Give it another look over if you have some time and let me know what you think!

    • tommy 1:48 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this sheet guys. Just used it a bit on my draft that I just finished.

      This is the 2nd league I was talking about…2 QBs start as well, but it’s a 10 team league. normal ppr (.5 per reception).

      QB Peyton Manning
      QB Alex Smith
      WR Marques Colston
      WR Wes Welker
      WR Johnny Knox
      RB Steven Jackson
      RB Beanie Wells
      TE Vernon Davis
      W/R CJ Spiller

      Zach Miller
      Devin Hester

      K Lawrence Tynes
      D/ST Arizona
      D Charles Woodson

      What do you think? I think this was a pretty damn good draft.

      • e-roc 8:19 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If S-Jax and Beanie can stay healthy for the entire season, you’ll end up with one of the top teams in your league.

      • Brandon 9:20 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Solid team there, I’m just hoping for you that your running backs can score enough touchdowns. Clinton Portis could end up being a solid pickup if he can establish himself as the main man in Washington.

      • Steve 11:50 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Slight weaknesses at running back, but I love the depth. Rothlisberger is a nice pickup. Gonna be a solid starting QB once he comes back.

        • Paul 1:44 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          We have a 14 team league and we start QB, WR,WR,WR/RB,RB,RB,WR/TE,DST,K
          I like my receiver group but don’t feel good yet about the RBs.
          Comments/suggestions appreciated.

          Eli Manning
          Ben Roethlisberger

          Beanie Wells
          Jerome Harrison
          Kareem Huggins

          Andre Johnson
          Calvin Johnson
          Steve Smith (NYG)
          Mike Wallace
          Early Doucet
          Golden Tate

          Jason Witten

          Pitt DST

          Jay Feely

        • Brandon 8:47 am on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Unfortunately Paul, you’re right to be worried about that running back squad. I could be proven completely wrong when the season starts, but Beanie Wells has scared me this preseason. If he or Harrison gets hurt or demoted early, you could really be in some trouble. I do like your top four receivers though. Good luck!

    • Squish 4:26 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      For the most part you guys seem to have a really solid cheatsheet. there were a few guys I furled my brow at but other than that it’s okay.

      May I ask exactly why you seem to be so high on Meachem. I mean sure he did well at some points last season but the only reason he was viable was because he was a red zone hawk. He was all but useless on the rest of the field. Hell, he only netted 6 receptions for 37 yards total in his last 4 games. He barely got starting time even with Lance Moore out and when Moore came back, Meachem didn’t start for 4 straight games! How is it that you (or any other site for that matter) can have such faith in an unproven WR3? I’d put much more stock in someone like Nicks who is his teams top playmaking WR. And to have Meachem ahead of Ward?! That’s sacrilege! Are you guys assuming that somehow Meachem is going to past Colston as New Orleans primary WR? Also, I don’t see how Berrian can be ahead of Harvin when Harvin is ahead of him on the team’s depth chart and is clearly one of Favre’s favorite targets. I know he has a migraine problem but he had the same problem last year and nobody knocked him for it!

      Also, any particular reason you like Marion Barber this year? It seems odd to put a clear committee back on a passing team with injury issues ahead of solid solo RB1 starters like Forte, McCoy, and even Best. You have him at 16th best RB. Most other sites have him at about 25th-27th best RB. I have him at 24th best Rb and I thought I was being generous. Do you guys know something the rest of us don’t?

      Anyway other than a few anomalies it seems solid. Keep up the good work!

      • Brandon 9:14 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Squish, you’ll have to excuse some of the rankings on the list. I took this list from another website to use as a starting point and didn’t get enough time to fully update it with our own modifications before releasing it into the wild. I’ve made some major updates this morning, so take a look and see what you think now.

        • Squish 9:38 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Now that’s more like it! I thought you guys had gone insane on me! I’m not very high on DeSean Jackson this year but I can’t fault anyone for having him ranked that high. Looks good! I’m glad you’ll be updating it. Too many sites these days have a month old cheat sheet up come draft time. Anyway props for the cheat sheet and continuing the great site. I’m looking forward to another year of geekdom!

          • Brandon 11:42 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Might not be as high on DeSean Jackson after the back injury today! But we’ll see later and possibly adjust the list. Feel free to offer any suggestions though so we can make this the best cheat sheet around.

    • Steve 12:42 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Larry Fitz or Greg Jennings? Who is best fantasy option. And can jamaal Charles keep up the form he showed at the end of last season to be a number 1 fantasy back?

      • Brandon 1:18 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At this point I like Greg Jennings more than Fitz, based solely on the guy who is throwing each of them the ball. As for Jamaal Charles, I’m scared a bit by Thomas Jones. I wouldn’t want Charles as my RB1, but as an RB2 he could be alright. You should be able to draft him as your RB2 as well, as I think a lot of other people share my concerns.

    • Steve 1:49 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I could get MJD or gore if I pick at the start of the first round in my PPR keeper league. My QB is brees, and then if I keep Jennings over Fitz and do u think DeAngelo Williams over Charles? Or will jonathan Stewart take more carries than he did last year? My deadline is today and I’m finding it hard to decide.

      • Brandon 3:00 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like MJD, Jennings and DeAngelo Williams out of those guys. I expect a lot of running for the Panthers this year, so both Williams AND Stewart should see plenty of carries. Good luck!

    • Shane 4:23 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon – Thanks for posting this, definitely the best formatted list out there. Are you continually updating this to account for injuries, roster moves, arrests, etc.? I draft the day before the first game, so I just wanted to check. Thanks again!

      • Brandon 4:46 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll keep updating this list all the way until the regular season for sure, so keep checking back. If you see some news that you feel requires an update to the list, feel free to leave a comment so I can make the update. I like to think of it as a community effort, so any recommendations will be at least taken into account.

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  • Brandon 8:47 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Preseason Edition 

    As the season nears and league drafts are taking place daily throughout the next couple weeks, we figure it’s time to get the Ask the Geeks posts started. We begin with a great question about a couple of reality show stars in Cincinnati:

    JV Prep Squad asks:

    Word is TO might get more nods this year than Ochocinco. I’m tempted to place TO higher in my list of wide receivers than Ochocinco. Is this a good move?

    Brandon says: While the difference in their average draft positions is starting to decrease (check out where they went in the Yahoo! Friends and Family league draft) due to T.O.’s performance in the preseason so far, you still need to target Ochocinco first. He’s been with the offense for years and has chemistry with quarterback Carson Palmer. I’m guessing that T.O. is seeing a lot of action in the preseason because Palmer is trying to develop this same chemistry with him. Both players will see plenty of targets when the season starts and Owens could provide the distraction to defenses that T.J. Houshmandzadeh did a few years ago…when the man formerly known as Chad Johnson put together some great seasons.

    • JV Prep Squad 2:33 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So of course that choice didn’t come up during my draft! I had sixth slot in a 10-person PPR league with flex offense. My team (in order of selection) is:

      1-Maurice Jones-Drew (RB) (yes, I got him with the sixth pick
      2-Tom Brady (QB)
      3-Ryan Matthews (RB)
      4-Steve Smith (WR – Carolina)
      5-Matt Forte (RB)
      6-Mike Sims-Walker (WR)
      7-Vernon Davis (TE)
      8-Minnesota (DEF)
      9-Mike Wallace (WR)
      10-Matt Ryan (QB)
      11-Brent Celek (TE)
      12-Mohamed Massaquoi (WR)
      13-Stephen Gostowski (PK)
      14-Tim Hightower (RB)
      15-Kevin Smith (RB)
      16-Dustin Keller (TE)

      Thoughts welcome . . . !

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