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  • Brandon 3:52 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Please continue to share your thoughts about your fantasy football league service (Yahoo, Fleaflicker, ESPN, etc.) We’re putting together some pretty good information on the different websites out there and hopefully by next season people will have a much better idea of the options out there, along with what fits their league’s needs.

    Fantasy Football Service Comparison & Review

     
    • Dave 4:59 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I put this on reddit when you had originally posted it, hopefully you got some reviews then.

    • Mal 10:15 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I really don’t like NFL.com’s new design. I really liked how last year in your game centre you could hover over a DEF and it would give you a rank in pass D, rush D etc. I have enjoyed using CBS ever since I saw you recommend it during mock draft stages this year and I’ve always gone back to Yahoo for a look/comparison. I’m a big fan of the week2week ratings/match ups. For EG most rankings had Forte above McFadden this week gone except for either CBS or Yahoo and it made me really consider starting him, I backed out in the end due to McFadden’s game being Sun 4pm not 1pm.

      As a keen fantasy player I think a really useful tool (which I haven’t found) is advice in advance. I’m talking about prospective DEFs and Bye replacements. In big competitive leagues you need to be a week or so in advance. I’d love to be reading an analysis on DEF matchups for week4 in week2/3!

  • Brandon 2:50 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 3 Pick-ups: Revenge of the Back-ups 

    With only the Saints and 49ers left to play in week two, I figured it was about time to get out the waiver wire recommendations for the upcoming week. To be honest though, there aren’t a whole lot of players on the list that get me all that excited (there are no Brandon Jackson’s this week!) Unless you’re a Michael Turner or Ryan Mathew owner and really need their backups, the most promising players on the list are probably Kyle Orton, Demaryius Thomas and Aaron Hernandez. Anyways, I hope everyone did a lot better this week than yours truly, because I got beat up pretty bad in most of my leagues 🙁

    Running Backs

    • Jason Snelling (ATL): With Michael Turner suffering a mild groin injury and the game already in their hands, the Falcons turned to backup Snelling, who delivered in a big way. I’m pretty sure he wasted a lot of fantasy points on your league’s waiver wire with his combined 186 yards and three touchdowns and who knows how much he’ll play next week, but he’s a MUST pick-up for Turner owners.
    • Mike Tolbert (SD): Starter Ryan Mathews hurt his ankle and had to be carted off the field on Sunday, but apparently was healthy enough that he could have played later in the game if they needed him. However, they were dominating the Jaguars, so Tolbert (not Darren Sproles) was sent in and put up solid numbers. There’s no word yet on if Mathews will be available for week three and if you have him on your team, you should make Tolbert your #1 waiver priority.
    • Peyton Hillis (CLE): Seems the Browns are perfectly comfortable splitting carries between Jerome Harrison and Hillis, but they seem to lean towards Peyton when it comes to the goal-line. He has two touchdowns in two games, while Harrison has zero. (More …)
     
    • steve 6:03 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      should i drop Jabar Gaffney for Demaryius thomas

      • Bob 12:37 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going to. Thomas has much more upside and can stretch the field. I think he’s going to be Orton’s go-to guy going forward.

        • Dan 3:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’m doing the same thing this week… I feel like I might be wasting my Waiver Priority but I think he could possibly have a lot of upside.

      • Brandon 8:39 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I already recommended someone do something similar. I debated it temporarily, but the upside of DT is much higher than Gaffney and the other Bronco receivers. In a keeper league it’s a no-brainer 🙂

    • Robin palm 6:19 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys. Wondering who I should pick up on the waiver this week. Got beat up real bad and get #1 pick. 12 team standard league
      I have kolb/farve
      traded vick for a.foster straight up.
      R.Mathews, mendenhall
      boldin, d Bryant, p garçon, m Williams (tb), m Clayton, s breaston
      j witten

      wittens been a chump and my qbs aren’t looking good now that vicks gone, but I doubt Orton or TEs will be waiver priorities.

      Thoughts?

      • Kyle 9:50 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        i’m in almost the exact same position. my recievers are currently Crabtree, Welker, Garcon, and Gates, with Meachem and Naanee on the bench. Crabtree and Garcon has done nothing for me, and while i’m tempted to keep move them to the bench for a bit, i’m also in desparate need of a reciever who i can count on for a few more points. i’ve actually been eyeing Mark Clayton or Kevin Walter.

      • Brandon 8:41 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure what you mean about Orton not being a waiver priority? I actually like him more than Favre and Kolb at this point, especially if Demaryius Thomas proves to be the real deal. I’m losing my patience with Pierre Garcon. As for Witten, I would hate to drop him outright unless there was some crazy good option on the waiver wire. Maybe you can trade him to a Cowboy fan or something.

      • Brandon 8:53 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        ALERT: Mike Vick is the new starter for the Eagles…so Kolb isn’t an option for week 3. Grab Orton if you can.

    • Shirley 6:45 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I already have Mark Clayton on my bench. How would you rank the other three (or even adding in Clayton) as far as who to target on the wire?
      Mike Williams seems like he’ll give you consistent points but nothing too flashy.
      I’m worried about Demaryius Thomas being in a group of so many WRs, not exactly the clear cut #1 yet.
      Schaub threw A LOT yesterday and with a limited Owen Daniels and defenses having to worry about Andre Johnson, I think I like Kevin Walter a bit better than Mike Williams.
      And Mark Clayton… doing well with Bradford but it IS St. Louis…
      What say you? Please give me your two best.

      • Brandon 8:43 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully I’m not too late, but my two favorite (at least this week :-)) are Mark Clayton and Mike Williams. I worry about the other two because it’s not confirmed that they will be the go-to guy. At least with Williams and Clayton you know the QB will be looking their way often. They’re all about equal though, so hopefully you make the right picks…no pressure!

        • Shirley 9:03 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          You are not too late. Thank you for your input, good reasoning.

    • Squish 7:58 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Reports indicate that both Turner and Matthews could have returned to their games this week. Turner was held out because it was a blowout. Matthews was held out for precautionary reasons. Both will start next week. Snelling might be worth an add in deep leagues to handcuff but I see no reason to add Tolbert considering he’s not even guaranteed to be the starter if Matthews were to get injured.

      • Brandon 8:51 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m hearing that Mathews injury was a high ankle sprain and the word on the street (e.g. Twitter) isn’t that optimistic as to him being 100% this week. Maybe Tolbert is worth a pick-up, if only for one week, but we’ll see when it gets closer to game-time!

        • Squish 4:57 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Christ! When did they decide that it was a high ankle sprain 🙁

          If the report is true, he’ll be out for ta least 3 weeks. It’s Turner from last year all over again.

    • Mal 9:14 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Going to rest GB DEF this week vs a pretty destructive Bears Offensive. Waiver Options…

      @MIA (NYJ)
      SD (@SEA)
      WAS (@STL)
      TEN (@NYG)

      I’m was gonna dump ARI DEF but I’m questioning having Fred Taylor on my bench too considering he’s along side McFadden and LT already there with DeAngelo and Forte starting. Was a bit hard to evaluate Taylor against a tough Jets D this week.

      • Brandon 8:52 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not so sure I wouldn’t stick with Green Bay, who has done a great job two weeks in a row now. I like Arizona against the Raiders as well, but of the ones listed, I guess Miami would be my favorite. Hopefully the Jets play more like the week one version and less like they did against the Patriots!

    • TJ 11:12 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,
      What do you think of the following trade offer to a desperately WR-needy owner:

      Garcon (from me) for Crabtree (who I think will pick it up later in the year) and possibly one of her D/sts if I can get her to throw it in (TEN or PHi).

      My current WRs, start 2: Roddy, then Collie (he’s more consistent than Garcon, and I don’t want 2 Colts), M Clayton, M Floyd. I thinking of dropping Garcon for J Knox anyway, I thought Crabtree might be a better bet for later, especially if I can get a Def thrown in.

      Thoughts?

      • Brandon 8:53 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in favor of you trading for Crabtree AND picking up Knox. Is there a way you can do that?

        • TJ 9:55 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Only if I can drop someone else for Knox….. Knox might be unavailable after this week if he scores this weekend, prob can’t trade Garcon until he has a great game, so might need to just drop Garcon for Knox. Very tempted by FA Dem Thomas too, but who to swap? Clayton is looking like my best WR2 this week, but I’m not convinced he’ll keep it going all year with a rookie qb on a weak team.

    • Kate K 2:23 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I know you guys aren’t psychic but what are your thoughts on Jason Witten being able to play this week? I know the NFL is taking concussions really seriously so I’m tempted to pick up Aaron Hernandez (NE) but I’m pretty happy with my team and would prefer not to mess with it.

      • Brandon 8:54 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If you can drop someone crappy, go with Aaron Hernandez and feel pretty confident starting him this week against the Bills. Hopefully he has a repeat of last week.

    • TJ 4:48 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If you guys could pick up one between DThomas, Walter, Clayton, or Knox, who would it be?

      • Brandon 8:56 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        With the sample size that we have, i like Mark Clayton right now. He is obviously the receiver Sam Bradford is the most comfortable with. The other receivers aren’t really the go-to guys in the passing game at this point and will be less consistent. Demaryius Thomas could prove me wrong though. If you just want pure upside, go with him. If you need a WR3 for this week, Clayton is probably your man.

    • Brian 9:24 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thinking of dropping Maclin or Crabtree for one of the following:

      D. Thomas, M. Clayton, M. Williams (TB), K. Walter

      What would you do?

      • Brian 9:35 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Nevermind the pickup, as I didn’t see the above question. I’m picking purely for upside, and like Demaryius the most. It’s down to which one I drop (neither of them start).

        • Brandon 8:58 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          If you’re going to drop one of the two, I’d go with Crabtree. It’s hard to drop him though considering his expectations coming into this season. Can you wait another week and see how they all do?

    • Dan 10:47 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a tricky situation – I have Cutler and Matt Ryan as my QBs, my WRs are R. Moss, C. Johnson, S. Moss, P. Harvin, and D. Bowe, and I have an open slot on my roster. Cutler and Ryan have the same bye week, and after last week’s performance, I’m a believer in Cutler (though I know he’s got some tough sledding this week vs. GB). R. Moss and C. Johnson are obviously my studs at WR, but I’m not comfortable cycling between S. Moss, P. Harvin, and D. Bowe for my WR3. I’m happy with all my other positions.

      My questions: Roethlisberger is becoming available on the waiver wire this week in my league. Would you give up Ryan (who has the same bye week as my starter) to get him, or should I use my waiver priority to grab a WR and see who I can pick up at QB as a free agent (Orton, maybe)?

      Speaking of WR, I am sure I want to use my empty roster slot to pick up one, and I am 90% sure I want to drop Percy Harvin to get one as well. Kevin Walter is available and seems like a good choice for the empty roster spot for the long haul, but I’m trying to figure out who, if anyone, I should try to get to take Harvin’s spot on my roster – Clayton isn’t getting a lot of targets, Nate Washington is a good receiver with a bad QB, Demaryius Thomas seems like a bit of a risk due to the week 1 injury. Given that I’m not optimistic about Favre’s ability to deliver a good season, would you swap any of these guys for Harvin? If so, which one do you think could compete for a WR3 job with S. Moss, D. Bowe, and potentially Kevin Walter in a standard (not PPR) league?

      • Brandon 9:29 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m actually pretty high on Kyle Orton this year, especially if Demaryius Thomas turns out to be the real deal.

        Just a note, Mark Clayton is currently the 8th most targeted WR in the league right now. He might not catch every ball, but at least the quarterback is looking his way…especially in the red zone.

        Your quarterbacks don’t have a bye for a while, so I don’t see the rush to drop them right now. What if one gets hurt between now and week 8?

        I’d use the empty roster spot on a wide receiver like Kevin Walter and hang on to Percy Harvin for at least another week. This will allow you to see how Demaryius Thomas does in his second game as a pro as well and see if he’s consistent at all.

        Not sure this answered all your questions, but hopefully it helped!

        • Dan 11:09 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, this helps a lot – I’ll hold off on making a QB move and I did use my free roster spot to pick up Kevin Walter.

          I really don’t WANT to give Harvin another week, but I guess the upside potential for Harvin is much bigger than it is for Clayton if Favre manages to get his act together… so that’s good advice too. I take it from your comments that you’d rather have Thomas than Clayton, provided that Thomas shows any consistency over the next week or two.

          Thanks again!

    • sam 11:01 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Alright I’m in a 16 team league ppr.
      My tight end is tony gonzalez who has failed me. I’m 0-2 with some bad starts to some good players.
      Qb:Joe flacco
      Rb:Brandon jackson (number 1 waiver last week and this week)
      Rb:Steven jackson
      Wr:Anquan boldin
      Wr:Mike sims walker
      Te:Tony gonzalez
      Flex:Jabar gaffney

      Bench: peyton hillis, willis mcgahee,legedu naanee,anthony armstrong, 2 free roster
      I don’t know if I should pick up aaron hernandez or jason snelling with my waiver pick. I think I should go with the te pick since I’m struggling with tony gonzalez.

      • Brandon 9:00 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Aaron Hernandez over Snelling. If Michael Turner returns this week, Snelling will return to being the back-up.

    • oak 11:33 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      my receivers are moss, dez bryant, clayton and sims-walker which two should i start week 3 and should I use one of them at flex instead of Buckhalter ?

      • Brandon 12:49 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d start Moss and Clayton and leave Buckhalter in there. Good luck!

    • DFonz001 12:44 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Having trouble on weather to start D-Thomas, Michael Turner, or Snelling for my flex spot.

      • Brandon 12:49 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Turner. Practiced in full and should be ready to go!

        • DFonz001 12:52 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Ok ill stick with him thanx B

    • DFonz001 12:52 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      By the way its nice to see your back this year.

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