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  • Brandon 4:28 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Laurence Maroney traded to Denver Broncos 

    In case you were interested, Adam Schefter is reporting that the Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney, their former 1st round draft pick, to the Denver Broncos. In the trade, the Bronco’s give the Patriots their fourth-round pick and New England sends their sixth-round pick for next year to Denver.

    In terms of fantasy football, I’m not sure this does a whole lot to boost the stock of Maroney, as the Broncos already have depth at running back. However, it does slightly increase the chances that Fred Taylor may indeed be the primary tailback for the Patriots for this season…making him a decent bye week or injury fill-in.

     
    • Brian 7:28 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What does this do to Moreno’s value?

      • Squish 8:53 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t think it will much affect Moreno’s value at least not immediately. However, Josh McDaniels has stated that Maroney will get touches and is a likely third down back. That may slightly hurt Moreno but I think it will really just put a dent in Buckhalter’s numbers. I’d like to think that Maroney’s touches will come out of Buckhalter’s pool, not Moreno’s.

        As Brandon stated, the major fantasy impact will be on the number of carries Taylor gets weak to week which will increase.

    • Tommy 8:35 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just heard about this. I’m thinking of picking up Maroney and just seeing what happens, but I’m leaving him on waivers for now due to the fact that he’s basically third string coming in.

      Brandon, Matt, or both of you – what do you think of this trade?

      i give
      roethlisberger
      welker
      brandon lloyd

      i get
      matt ryan
      fitzgerald
      santana moss

      .5 PPR league, you do it?

      we start 2 qbs and peyton is my 1st

      I already accepted it, btw.

      • Squish 8:55 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Looks good to me! I see Lloyd as more of a one hit wonder than anything so that is a toss away. Losing big ben in favor of Ryan maybe a slight downgrade but I think Fitz and Moss are a great deal for Welker so I think overall you got the much better end of the deal.

        • Tommy 11:16 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Awesome. Good to get some positive feedback.

      • Brandon 6:27 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, I like this trade as long as you’re going to end up using Matt Ryan and Santana Moss. Even if you don’t, I guess Welker for Fitzgerald is pretty solid anyways (although the stats for week 1 don’t agree!) Hope it works out for you though 🙂

  • Brandon 1:46 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Ryan Grant done for the season 

    Wow. Jay Glazer is reporting on Twitter that Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant will go on the season-ending IR due to leg injuries. I hope his owners hand-cuffed him with Brandon Jackson (I’m sure you didn’t!)

    In other news, pick up Brandon Jackson ASAP if you need running back help!

     
    • Kyle 3:09 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      so i had Ryan. i have the opportunity to pick up Jackson or Forte. who do i go after?

      • Brandon 4:20 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Interesting that Forte was a free agent in your league. Who are your other RB’s and bench players that you can’t pick up both? At this point I’d go with Forte, since you’ve already seen how involved he is in the passing game and how good of numbers he can put up because of it.

        • Kyle 4:43 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          i’m actually looking to pick them both up on waivers, but i’m assuming someon else in my league has their eye on one or both. my other RB’s are Marion Barber, Jonathan Stewart, Beanie Wells, and Thomas Jones. Right now i’ve dropped Ryan, and look to drop Jones to pick up both Forte and Jackson. Fingers crossed for both, but i’m thinking Forte should be my number 1 shoice out of the two due to GB maybe leaning more toward passing the ball with Ryan out.

        • tommy 8:14 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          drop jones and stewart asap, forte and jackson are both more valuable and jackson is going fast

    • Squish 4:14 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Holy Crap! Glad I only own him in one league( despite actually liking him this year)! And who says FF isn’t about luck!

      • Brandon 4:21 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah…sadly, I believe luck is one of the biggest factors in fantasy football!

    • Mark 9:40 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So, now I’m not sure who to start this week. I can only start three of these guys: Ahmad Bradshaw, Pierre Thomas, Brandon Jackson, and Ray Rice

  • Brandon 11:35 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 1 FAIL: Shonn Greene 

    Just felt like listing a few players who didn’t quite live up to their expectations in week one. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they not really even needed in a team’s victory (Schaub/AJ?) It’s probably too early to tell, but still, these guys were terribly disappointing. Feel free to add to the discussion with your own…maybe a few that are the sole reason you are starting the season 0-1?

    shonn_greene_fail

     
    • Nero 12:24 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think the question should be, outta this bunch, who do you think bounces back in week 2?

      • Brandon 1:31 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have to imagine the Houston passing game rebounds in a big way. Jonathan Stewart should have more than 12 yards as well, but besides that, the rest of the guys are still question marks. I want to believe DeSean Jackson will, but with Vick at quarterback, who knows how he’ll do.

        Overall, I bet every player on here (except Kolb for obvious reasons) improves their stats, but whether it’s enough to warrant a fantasy start is the question.

    • Christy 12:38 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Randy Moss wasn’t that great for me. I think he had 50-some yards and that was about it. For what this is worth, ESPN projected he would score 22 pts in my league’s scoring system and instead it was only 5. I’m used to this from last year though — sometimes he is dependent on big plays and if those don’t happen, he doesn’t rack up the points.

      • Brandon 1:17 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, Tom Brady was definitely trying to hit Moss on at least a couple deep bombs. If he had caught one of them, he’d have had over 100 yards and possibly a score. Brady also was looking his way first in the endzone, so that’s promising!

        • Christy 5:03 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          That’s good to know…I was switching between games and didn’t know they were trying to use him. I am also not a fan of his tantrum, but hopefully that won’t affect his fantasy potential.

        • Wolf 8:24 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          It looks like my opponent is having 2nd thoughts about Moss. I’ve seen him switch him in and out of active a few times now. I’m a patriots fan #1, but also I think with all the targets Moss gets that he will be explosive in certain games. I’m hoping that my opponent does end up benching him as I believe he only has T.O. or Donald Driver to replace him. Will see!

    • Squish 1:13 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      At least Stewart’s flop was predictable. I didn’t even think he was going to play this week until about Friday. One thing that I’m encouraged about is the fact that I avoided drafting all but three of those guys in 90% of my leagues. AJ and Schaub’s out put doesn’t surprise me considering what Foster did but Crabtree has no excuses. Probably the most debilitating was Spillers performance. He was drafted as a starting RB2 in many leagues and if he doesn’t pan out there will be a lot of unhappy owners. Harvin’s performance was at least pertly due to Favre not having any chemistry with the guys yet. He’ll likely turn it around.

      Other than that, all you really have are guys that got drafted way too early. Between an injured Stewart, a young Greene (with LT behind him), an untested Kolb, and Crabtree + MSW who were the mark of inconsistency last year and were being drafted as WR2s. Bowe was probably a fluke this week but he often has games with only a few catches, you should have known that when drafting him. DeSean Jackson was perfectly setup for an unexciting let down of a season after last year. They were all predictable flops.

      • Brandon 1:20 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with you on most of the stuff there and is why I actually don’t have many of those guys on any of my teams. I did have Jonathan Stewart in the flex spot in one league though, but I still dominated, so it didn’t affect me all that much 🙂

        • Sean 1:41 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I had nearly all of those guys (except Schaub and Witten) on my do-not-draft list. None of them are on my team. Sadly, I still lost this week’s matchup because my opponent had Foster 🙁

      • Brandon 8:31 am on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        DeSean Jackson apparently took offense to you calling him a “predictable flop” 🙂

    • e-roc 7:56 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is going to be a rough season…. In hindsight, my draft strategy will be my own undoing.

    • Wolf 11:30 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Bernard Berrian.. What happened to him? and Do you now rate Mike Williams (SEA) and Austin Collie ahead of him for a good WR3/4 play? (Welker and Ward are my 1 and 2).

      Dexter McCluster, Jacoby Jones, and Bernard Berrian are on my bench now as I played both Jones and Berrian and they both disappointed. McCluster had a great return touchdown to boost his points – not confident on his weekly return though.

      • Brandon 10:19 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        In terms of Bernard Berrian, I’m not sure what exactly happened. Maybe he was over-rated or maybe he just needs more time with Favre to get on the same page. Either way, I’d start Williams AND Collie over Berrian at this point.

        As for McCluster, unless your league awards points for return yards, he’s probably a bit too risky to start until he gets more ingrained in the offense.

        • Wolf 8:20 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I was lucky enough to grab Naanee from the wire – one of the few desirable guys left – who I switched for McCluster at this point. As a bench player I feel like he will be a bit more consistent than McCluster at this point.

      • Brandon 8:32 am on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Naanee was a nice disappointment yesterday…lame. Glad I benched Hakeem Nicks for him! (note: sarcasm)

  • Matt 9:31 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Monday night recap: Morals of the (fantasy) story 

    Jets: Not that you drafted Sanchez anyway, but it’s clear that he doesn’t belong on anyone’s fantasy team. (Ever?) Rex Ryan had plenty of reasons to look depressed at the post-game conference, but weighing most on his mind had to be the reality that his quarterback just isn’t very good, and this is a league that rewards good quarterback play above all else – just look at last year’s Super Bowl teams.

    The Ravens defense, despite a secondary with major injury woes, is still a top-notch unit, but there’s nothing good to say fantasy-wise about a Jets offense that mustered only 176 total yards of offense. Owners of Greene, Tomlinson, Cotchery and Keller would be ill-served by trading them now (their value has nowhere to go but up) – but I’m not all that optimistic that things will improve all that much. Until opposing defenses have a reason to respect the quarterback, they’ll be able to focus on stopping the run, and the offense will become incredibly frustrating to watch – trust me, as a Bills fan, I’ve been there. (Still am there.)

    (More …)

     
    • Brandon 11:05 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, that is one fast dude. Last night before the games they were showing the top speeds of running backs from Sunday’s games and Chris Johnson led the way, reaching 22 mph on his long touchdown run. I wonder how fast McCluster was going on this return?

    • The Don 11:20 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aite oh fantasy gods be honest
      Who should get the flex spot (Randy moss) on revis island or mike williams in denver?

      • Brandon 1:33 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Randy Moss on Revis Island for sure.

      • Matt 1:56 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Anquan Boldin did just fine on The Island this week. Doesn’t mean that Moss will do the same, but it also means that you can’t bench your top WR. I always harp on this point – you just don’t bench top talent like Moss. You spent a considerable amount of draft capital on him, don’t let him blow up on your bench.

        • Nero 5:08 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Randy Moss, but I got to disagree with Matt. I benched Boldin last week in favor of Naanee (wow, a whole 2% started him) and I won my first game by 2 points because of that decision – they had the same yardage, but Naanee got the TD that put me ahead for good. Every situation is different, but I benched my #1 WR (3rd round pick) for my 15th round selection … sometimes you gotta roll the dice.

          With that stated, I’d start Randy Moss … 😉

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