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  • Brandon 8:50 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Michael Vick to start in week 3 

    While responding to some comments tonight, I take a look over at NFL.com and what do I find but a huge, red BREAKING NEWS banner saying that Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the Eagles in week 3. Apparently it doesn’t even have anything to do with Kevin Kolb’s health either. Vick just exceeded expectations and coach Andy Reid thinks he gives the team the best chance to win. So if you were considering making some kind of move regarding Vick…maybe you want to rethink it?

     
    • Seth 10:29 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Vick over Brady in week 3? I started Vick over Brady in week 2 and got a 33-15 point advantage.

      • Shane 12:48 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Brady is playing the 16th ranked pass defense this week and vick is playing the 28th. remember these rankings are built on just two games but it is a pretty solid indicator for who to start. It is nearly impossible to sit Brady of Vick this week making the decision difficult. I bet by the end of the week there will only be a 2 point spread from one to the other.

      • Brandon 1:12 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m deferring to Matt on this one, since he’s in the same predicament, but I find it amusing that there seems to be so many questions on Brady vs Vick. Does anyone have these issues with Schaub, Peyton Manning or Brees vs Vick? Just curious.

      • Mal 8:17 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Brady is your go to man- yes what happened last week can happen but you’ll feel like an idiot when it doesn’t. If you drafted a good QB you start him every week but the bye. Trade Vick to strengthen the rest of your team. You’re playing with fire not starting Tom Brady, HE IS A BEAST.

    • brad 4:32 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      how bout vick over favre or flacco?

      • Brandon 5:00 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I’d start Vick over both of them until they prove themselves to be effective quarterbacks this season.

    • Tom 1:30 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Underdawgs
      Pos Name Team Bye
      QB Jay Cutler CHI 8 —
      QB Matt Schaub HOU 7 —
      RB Ray Rice BAL 8 —
      RB Jamaal Charles KC 4 —
      RB Marion Barber DAL 4 —
      RB Darren McFadden OAK 10 —
      RB Peyton Hillis CLE 8 —
      WR Andre Johnson HOU 7 —
      WR Reggie Wayne IND 7 —
      WR Dez Bryant DAL 4 —
      WR Mike Wallace PIT 5 —
      WR Legedu Naanee SD 10 —
      TE Vernon Davis SF 9 —
      K Robbie Gould CHI 8 —
      TDSP New York Jets NYJ 7

      My team (12 person $$ league) . I traded Foster/Ryan for Schaub/Davis after week 1 to get to this point. QB’s in this leauge get 6pts for TD’s and 1pt for every 20 yrds. Standard scoring other than that.
      Another team has Henne and Gerard as his QB’s.He wants to give me Bradshaw for Cutler. I told him I wanted MJD or Deangelo Williams 🙂

      Question, with QBs being so important in our format would you make the trade (even if he agreed to D Williams) or keep Cutler for in case Schaub gets injured? If KC would give Charles the ball instead of Thomas Jones this would be a mute point !!!

      • Brandon 9:53 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        How many players at each position do you start? 1 QB and 2 RB? Any flex position? Anyways, it probably makes sense to trade for one of those running backs as long as 1) you only start one QB and 2) you can find a serviceable backup for Schaub’s bye week. You don’t want to be giving up points at the RB position every week just so that you’re in good shape if your quarterback gets hurt.

  • Brandon 3:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 2 FAIL: Possibly your first round draft pick 

    Continuing with last week’s trend, here are a few players who didn’t quite live up to their expectations in week two. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s too early to make any rash decisions regarding most of these guys, but still, they were terrible. Feel free to add to the discussion with your own…maybe one that you blame your week’s loss on?

    maurice jones-drew FAIL

     
    • Brett 4:10 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s an awesome MJD picture. I think MJD, Ray Rice, and Chris Johnson are all good buy lows. If any of them can be had for Jahvid Best or LeSean McCoy, I’d make that deal.

      • tim 6:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually made that deal, Best/Bush for Rice, which turned out doubly good since I would have lost Bush for half the season due to injury anyways.

        Best is great, but I think some lean games are ahead and defenses start seriously game-planning for him.

    • Mike 4:35 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, my name is DeAngelo Williams, and I am a week 2 FAIL.

      • Brandon 4:44 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I couldn’t bring myself to put DeAngelo Williams on the list. He’s at least rushed for over 50 yards each week so far…not great, but not a real FAIL. I have noticed a large amount of inconsistent and disappointing players this season though. Is it just me that’s seeing this trend or is it universal?

    • Wolf 9:19 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ward, Naanee, and MJD… I had all 3 starting. Wow I got pummeled this week (after being highest points week 1, I got Lowest points). I’m at a loss as to what decisions to make now.

      My Team as of week 2:
      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Wes Welker
      WR – Hines Ward (No Dixon.. Batch didn’t throw the ball)
      WR – Legedu Naanee (Terrible numbers week 2)
      RB – Maurice Jones-Drew (Terrible numbers week 2)
      TE – Antonio Gates
      W/T – Austin Collie
      W/R – Cedric Benson (Consistent, but low)

      BN – Mike Williams (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Jacoby Jones (Put up good numbers in week 2)
      BN – Bernard Berrian (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Reggie Bush (Broke his leg)
      BN – Jay Cutler
      BN – Marcedes Lewis

      I feel like I shouldn’t make any rash moves and pick up riskier free agents yet, but I am not feeling great about the current line-up. I’ll start Jacoby Jones in week 3 if I keep the same lineup and hope that Ward gets on the same page as whomever starts QB this week. I’m not sure if holding Reggie Bush until he is better is a good idea.

      Snelling, Hightower, Tolbert, Hillis, Portis – All Free agents right now that could replace Bush. WRs on the waiver are non-existent.. 4th or 5th WR play at best. I’ll hold tight on what I have and hope some of them start showing up.

      Thoughts?

      • Mal 1:22 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well, when i look at your team I think, never rest Peyton or Gates regardless of secondary/pass D. Yes they have byes and Lewis and especially Cutler are decent but really… You really are after a good breakout RB or WR with your spots.

        Benson and MJD are boss RBs, they will come good. Berrian, I have no faith in- there is an article on CBS or Yahoo referring to him as an absolute dud. Use Bush and Lewis and maybe even Berrian to source waiver potentials (hopefully you can find the Sims-Walker of last year). You’re playing the waiting game with Hines Ward for Big Ben(like me).

        I don’t follow MJDs health too closely, but perhaps handcuff whats-his-face. Portis hasn’t looked too bad, and Tolbert looked good if Matthews goes down. Snelling is no surprise for me- he did this late last year when burner and norwood went down.

        • Wolf 9:51 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah. Peyton, Gates, and Welker are the guys that are holding me together currently! It is really the WRs that are up and down. I’m going to use Bush and most likely Berrian to find some new guys for the bench… But I have to time it right!

      • Brandon 9:31 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Hightower for Reggie Bush. He’s healthy and seems to be getting a lot of action in the Cardinals offense. Strange league set up there with so many WR’s vs RB’s. Wondering how there can’t be a better option on free agency than Bernard Berrian, but maybe stick with him and see if anything happens!

        • Wolf 9:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hightower does sound like a good choice. For the moment, I have seen you guys talking about Demaryius Thomas. I might pick him up too. What do you think?

          With this setup, I actually only ‘need’ one RB at worst case – so if either MJD or Benson are on bye, I can toss in a decent WR for the points. I think the reason we have no WRs left on the waiver is because of our league setup – most of our players are starting 4 WRs (with the possibility of 5) and have at least 3 on their bench. That is ~60 WRs scooped up from the draft.

        • Brandon 10:16 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, if Demaryius Thomas is available definitely pick him up over Bernard Berrian. He’s only a rookie with one game under his belt, but he’s already proven to be a lot more reliable than Berrian!

      • Mike 10:54 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have Berrian as well as Crabtree who have done nothing but I was unable to get Demaryius Thomas.
        T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Robert Meachem, Josh Cribbs, or Michael Jenkins (hoping he’ll come back strong) are all available as my top choices in my opinion. Any suggestions? My league allows 5 WR, 3 can start along with 1 RB/WR. I currently have Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and Santonio Holmes as my other receivers. Should I hold on to Berrian and Crabtree in hopes they’ll make something happen or trade one or both?

        • Brandon 11:49 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’d hang on to Crabtree, as I think he’ll improve. Berrian could be a lost cause though. Although Meachem hasn’t done a whole lot up to this point, I like him more than Berrian and might be worth a pick up.

    • andy 12:19 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, so I’ve got a small little question-

      I’ve got Brett Favre, and Joe Flacco. Neither of them have done that well in the last two weeks. I have a hard time getting rid of Favre, because I know he’s still got the juice in him somewhere. He just needs to find it. So I guess the question is, should I give up Flacco for one of the free agent QBs in my league? Got a couple of decent choices here:

      Josh Freeman
      Kyle Orton
      Matt Hasselbeck
      David Garrard
      Sam Bradford

      • Mal 1:24 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think they’re both still better. I hate to be the one to say this if it doesn’t work out but have you considered holding onto them BOTH for another week. Favre has the lions this week.

      • Brandon 9:42 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Kyle Orton more than Brett Favre at this point. However, give the Flacco/Favre combo one more week just in case if you think Orton will still be there next week.

      • Mal 8:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        for the record andy, I am friendly advice, Brandon is BOSS advice haha

        • s 2 da a L 1:27 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          i hope Mal is short for Mallory –otherwise there’s no reason why you should be slobbin on Brandon’s knob.

        • Brandon 11:51 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Whoa whoa, let’s stick to fantasy FOOTBALL here, hah. There are other sites for that kind of fantasy…

    • james 8:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      is there any chance brandon jacobs gets traded? if not he is becoming close to worthless.

      • Brandon 9:32 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I doubt he’ll get traded, since I assume the Giants like having two decent running backs in case one gets hurt. He’s basically a hand-cuff for Ahmad Bradshaw at this point though.

        • james 9:33 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          seeing as bradshaw isn’t on my roster, he’s headed to the wavier wire soon.

    • Dave 11:26 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who to Start Johnny Knox or D Thomas for week 3?

    • Joe 12:31 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Carson Palmer as my starter with Roethlisberger on my bench. Kyle Orton is available, should I give up Palmer for Orton?

      • Brandon 1:15 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t. I think Palmer and Orton end the season with similar numbers, but I like the Bengals offense as a whole a bit more at this point. I actually think all three of those quarterbacks will end up with similar numbers from week-to-week once Big Ben returns.

    • Chris 1:14 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey would you trade Justin Forsett and Steve Smith (Giants) for Shonn Greene and Santonio Holmes .. I have Greene and Holmes

      • Brandon 1:53 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t do this trade if I were you. I think you’re on the better end of the deal in both positions with Greene and Holmes (once he returns.)

        • s 2 da a L 1:28 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          So you feel Greene is gonna be the top 20 RB he was projected to be?

        • Brandon 3:05 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think he’ll definitely improve and should still end up being a top 20 RB. I think the whole Jets offense is still trying to figure out their identity, but soon they’ll be back to trying to maintain a 3 or 7 point lead by grinding it out on the ground.

  • Brandon 3:04 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    User Requested Player Ranks – Week 3 

    As I’ve mentioned previously, this year we’re trying something a little different when it comes to player rankings. We’re letting our readers decide which players show up on the lists. This means less work for me (or at least spreads out the work) while ensuring that all requested players show up on the lists and all quandaries are resolved. Hopefully last weeks rankings helped at least a few teams out there win their first match-ups…and hopefully you did better than me!

    Remember, if you have any Flex slot questions, continue to post those as comments and we can respond to them individually. Anyways, feel free to start posting your line-up questions, along with any questions/comments about this new format. As usual, I’ve added some of the players from my own teams to get things started. For a permalink to the rankings for the week, view the Google Docs spreadsheet here.

     
    • Brian 3:09 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Out of the 3 what 2 would you rather have on your roster (non-PPR).

      Mike Wallace (on my roster as only WR backup)
      Mark Clayton (FA)
      Demaryius Thomas (FA)

      My current starters are Jennings, Nicks, Knox. I need some depth obviously.

      And which defense do you like better this week:
      Pats vs Bills
      Bengals vs Panthers

      thanks for your time guys!

      • immaculatedeception.net 8:46 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        -Clayton has been the go to guy for Bradford, and that should continue for at least a few games more.
        -Thomas had a good week 2, and would be worth nabbing now if possible, but may be inconsistent down the road.
        -I don’t know about Wallace at the moment, but I imagine he’ll be a better play once Roethisberger is back as the starter.

        -Pats are somewhat a better play(I’m starting them this week). Bills have nothing going for them on both sides of the ball, and could possibly be this year’s Rams.

      • Brandon 9:01 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I like Wallace (should be solid when Big Ben returns) and Clayton – at least this week! I’m worried that DT could be very inconsistent, but that’s only based on one game, so who really knows.

        For your defense, the Bengals are probably your best bet. Jimmy Clausen will be starting for the Panthers and should throw at least one interception!

    • Mike 3:12 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Reggie Bush
      Fred Jackson
      Devin Hester
      Hines Ward

      I’m especially interested in the last two, considering their week 1 and 2 performances. Which one takes their ‘A’ game forward? Which Devin Hester shows up?

      Deangelo Williams
      Cedric Benson
      Ronnie Brown

      I have Bush, and started him last weekend–obviously that isn’t happening again soon.

      • Brandon 9:14 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not a fan of Hester or Fred Jackson this week. I’ve added all these players to the list though, so hopefully it answers your questions!

    • David Mincer 3:24 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add:

      WR
      Mark Clayton
      Wes Welker
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Santana Moss
      Jericho Cotchery

      TE
      Jason Witten
      Kellen Winslow

      RB
      Brandon Jackson
      Peyton Hillis

    • Nero 4:15 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      League 1:
      RB Jamaal Charles
      RB Jason Snelling
      RB Jerome Harrison
      WR Robert Meachem (wow, what a disappointment so far)
      RB C.J. Spiller (can’t put him in anyways)
      RB Michael Bush (don’t want to put him in cuz McFadden is on fire)
      WR Mike Williams (SEA) (disappointment on the road; playing @ home against the Chargers)
      WR Legadu Naane (disappointment at home; playing on the road against the ‘Hawks)
      TE Vernon Davis

      – This is my 14-team league, so that’s why you seen the players I have – there is also no waiver wire in this league, which is why I snapped up Snelling quickly!!! 😉
      – Need help on deciding on two RBs
      – Need help on deciding on two WRs
      – My flex is WR/RB/TE – should I keep Davis in – he’s been steady; avg. 8 FPP … when does he break into the endzone? Do I put a WR/RB in here?

      League 2:
      WR Marques Colston
      WR Jacoby Jones
      WR Mike Williams (TB)
      WR Brandon Lloyd
      WR Terrell Owens
      WR Pierre Garcon (ugh)

      – I’ve got Colston and Jones in right now; thinking about Colston and Williams (TB)

      League 3:
      WR Greg Jennings
      WR Austin Collie
      WR Percy Harvin
      WR Mike Williams (SEA)
      WR Naanee
      WR Mike Thomas
      WR Brandon Tate

      – you get return yard points; Tate is good in this (he’s my 3rd best FPP WR right now – Collie, Naanee, Tate, Jennings – in that order are my top 4 – Jennings is #4!!! WHAAA)
      – pick 2
      – starting RB’s are Steven Jackson, LeSean McCoy; flex is Ronnie Brown – do I keep Ronnie in or put in a WR?

      • Nero 11:46 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Haven’t seen some of my players added – I’d like to see where the following lie:

        RB Jerome Harrison
        RB Jason Snelling
        WR Louis Murphy

        • Brandon 1:37 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          These three are on there now. Let me take a look at the rest now 🙂

      • Brandon 2:03 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Think they’re all on there now…let me know if I missed anyone!

        • Nero 2:19 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think you are selling Jason Snelling short here. I wouldn’t bench Snelling this week over C.J. Spiller; but I don’t have that predicament. I have the choice of Jerome Harrison or Jason Snelling – or I could start both and have Vernon Davis on the bench as my WR/RB/TE flex position? What do you think about that? (btw, it’s my League 1 info I posted earlier)

      • Brandon 2:25 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Snelling’s hard to rank here. He got two carries in week one while backing up Michael Turner, then went off in a big way when Turner gets hurt. Now Turner should be back, so it’s hard for me to believe that Snelling just all of a sudden cuts into a decent share of Turners carries as long as he’s healthy. As for Spiller, the coach claims that he’ll get more carries as the season progresses, which could start this week.

        If I’m picking between Harrison and Snelling though, I’m going with Harrison. If the Saints get out to a big lead against the Falcons, who knows how much Atlanta will even run the ball.

        I’m a little confused about Vernon Davis…but either way, he should be starting over any of those other guys (Spiller, Harrison, Snelling) if you have the choice.

        • Nero 2:36 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Brandon – you got to figure in that Norwood is on IR now; and Snelling is the RB2 in ATL … also Snelling is a much better pass catching back than Turner – agreed?

          I just think – in my situation – I have two RB spots to use this week:
          Charles is in for sure, so that leaves 1 spot with Snelling, Spiller, Harrison, Bush vying for that spot – as you also mention that there is no way in hell I’m benching VD. So, with that, I think I’m leaning on two choices at RB2: Snelling on the road against New Orleans or Harrison on the road against Baltimore … hmmm; Baltimore DEF is gonna be tough @ home, especially first game @ home, correct? I think Delhomme is out still in CLE, which puts a damper on the passing attack – having Seneca in there …

          so tell me one last time, Snelling or Harrison

          – btw, this is a good debate topic! 🙂

      • Brandon 2:50 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I hear you, but I’m still not sold. Jerome Harrison is the starter and will be playing in potentially a close game all afternoon. Snelling + Norwood only got 4 carries combined in week one and if the Falcons return to that % split at the position, Snelling better make the best of those few carries! Maybe they split up the carries more even though to ensure Turner is really healthy…it’s a gamble. Good luck either way 🙂

    • Steve 7:39 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add..

      Dez Bryant
      Brandon Marshall

      • Brandon 9:08 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Done!

        • steve 10:30 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Marshall over Bryant? I was figuring the opposite with Miami vs NYJ.

      • Brandon 10:49 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It was close, but with Darrelle Revis out for the Jets, I figured Marshall would stand a better chance. Bryant’s two catch performance last week tempered my enthusiasm for the rookie a bit as well.

    • Chris 8:48 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How do you guys feel about a Vick-DeSean connection if I were to trade for Jackson? I am in a desperate position in my league that has an f’d up scoring system at 6pt=every td and 20yds=1 pt (rush/receive) and 50 yds=1 pt (pass). I have Rice and SJax .. as well as Jennings and thats it. I am getting murdered by having the best 2 all purpose backs that can’t score! I need to make a move for a playmaker like DeSean Jackson. Do you agree?

      • brian P 9:51 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Which 2 RB should i start this week
        Hightower
        Harrison
        Snelling
        Moreno
        Tomilinson

        I’m leaning towards Hightower and Moreno right now. On another note my receivers are
        Ochocinco, Louis Murphy (rolled the dice on him last week and won!), Braylon Edwards and Crabtree. I want to to pick up D thomas off waivers by either dropping tomilinson or crabtree what do you think?

        • Brandon 1:36 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just added those guys. Go with Moreno and Hightower, as you were thinking. At receiver, I wouldn’t make a move quite yet for Thomas. Let him prove himself another week, while giving Crabtree another week to redeem himself.

    • nic 3:11 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Need a little help with one of my leagues…espn standard scoring. 2 rbs 2wrs 1 flex

      i have the luxury of having to many good choices but trying to make best.

      rbs- MJD, R.Rice, A. Bradshaw, m. forte, b. Jackson

      wrs- Jennings,R. Wayne, R. White, floyd, S. Moss

      help…lol

      • Brandon 9:06 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Go with Rice and Forte at RB, Wayne and White at WR and MJD in the flex. Tough to bench Jennings, but you have a lot of solid players there!

    • nicolo 3:18 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Need help PPR league wrs get 1pt per target and per rec. Rbs get 1pt per attempt as well as points for passing targets and receptions.

      2 wrs 2rbs 1 flex.

      rbs- Rice, Gore, Bradshaw, portis, B. Jackson

      wrs- White, Wayne, austin

      need 5 from the 8

      • Brandon 9:27 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, interesting scoring system there. I’d go with Ray Rice and Frank Gore at running back, who will both get a lot of attempts/targets, etc. At receiver go Miles Austin and Reggie Wayne, with Roddy White at the Flex spot.

        Now that I’ve given my suggestions, how has the scoring actually been working out in that league? 🙂 Are receivers worth a lot more than running backs or vice versa? Or are they about equal? Just curious.

        • nicolo 2:29 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          its an espn league and rbs are always projected as more then wrs point wise but its been pretty equal. gore had 64 rice 37 wayne 31 austin 39
          bradshaw 26 white 32 just for example.

    • Mal 8:17 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add

      DeAngelo
      Forte
      LT
      Fred Taylor

      Andre Johnson
      Ochoccinco
      Hines Ward

      GB
      ARI
      MIA
      SD
      WAS
      TEN
      CIN

    • Joe 8:43 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Which 3 should I start?
      Andre Johnson
      Reggie Wayne
      Greg Jennings
      Austin Collie

      Will Austin Collie have a better week then Greg Jennings again?

      • Brandon 8:59 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added them. I’d still start Jennings over Collie. He’s the primary receiver in a passing offense that should improve, while Collie is still the third option for Peyton Manning. If Collie puts up another touchdown though and Jennings is held out of the end zone, I may have to change my tune next week 🙂

    • Dan 9:46 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What about:

      Jahvid Best

      Dwayne Bowe

      Thanks in advance!

    • The Don 10:19 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      All right how bout mark clayton eddie royal jermy maclin and kevin walter. ONE MUST RIDE THINE PINE WHO SHALL IT BE OH FANTASY GODS

      • Brandon 1:28 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added those guys. I’m leaning towards Mark Clayton this week against a soft Redskins pass defense, but as you can see from the rankings, it’s very close.

    • Christy 10:23 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you please add: Randy Moss, Jamaal Charles, and the MN and KC defenses? (don’t laugh, KC’s D has scored really well in my league both weeks so far!)

    • james 11:05 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      can you add louis murphy to the list? trying to decide between him, t.o and hines ward at the rb/wr flex

    • Angel 1:06 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Flacco and Orton. trying to decide between them. thanks

      • Brandon 1:22 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Leaning towards Orton slightly just based on his performance this season so far vs Flacco. Hopefully Flacco can break out against the Browns though and prove that he’s the quarterback everyone thought he’d be going into this season.

    • Joe Gibbs 3:30 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Tight End question:
      Do I take a flyer and play Hernandez against Buffalo’s poor pass D
      or
      Do I stay with Gonzales for the third week hoping he breaks through although Matt Ryan has had problems with the NO D in the past?

      • Brandon 10:18 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I might roll the dice with Hernandez at this point, especially with the Bills in town. I have a feeling the Patriots will be out to score as many points as possible after the criticism they got for last week’s performance. Who am I kidding though, I would expect Joe Gibbs to be able to make a more educated decision than a lowly blogger! 🙂

    • Christy 10:01 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who should I start at flex this week? Malcom Floyd or Fred Taylor? (I also have Hines Ward and Jamaal Charles, but am concerned about the Pittsburgh QB situation and I’ve seen Charles on some sit lists, #2 to Thomas Jones blah blah blah)

      • Brandon 10:19 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Malcom Floyd. Not high on any part of the Patriots running game at this point.

    • Luke 10:53 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      can you rank marcedes lewis and david garrard? malcom floyd or arian foster in flex?

      • Brandon 10:11 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. For your flex play, I’d go with Foster. It might come down to which guy scores a touchdown as to who does better, but hopefully they both do and it won’t matter 🙂

    • nick 3:50 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      can you add turner to the list

    • Trad 12:40 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How do you feel about Ryan Matthews? I understand he is questionable for this week, but if he does start, where would you place him?

      I had high hopes for this guy, I hope he pans out.

      • Brandon 1:29 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Even if he starts, I’d put him down around Arian Foster and Jamaal Charles. I can’t imagine they’re going to take any chances with their rookie and Seattle has been solid against the run through the first two games.

    • Steve 3:31 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add Tolbert to the list. Thanks!

    • JONES 3:37 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please rank Sam Bradford and Josh Freeman.

      • Brandon 11:15 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Leaning towards Bradford based on the fact that he’s playing against a much softer pass defense.

    • Rodrigo 4:31 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dont laugh but add bucs D, also should i play Matt Ryan againts the Saints while my opponent has Roddy White or play Kyle Orton. thnks

      • Brandon 11:20 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Bucs have been added 🙂 At QB, I’m giving Orton the slight edge over Ryan.

    • Reed 4:32 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Looking for advice on who is getting the better value in this trade:
      Team 1 gets: Michael Turner & Hakeem Nicks
      Team 2 gets: Tolbert, Pierre Thomas, & Sidney Rice

    • Jmoneyxl 6:21 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      looking for advice, flex player ppr league and pts for special teams,
      danny amendola, cj spiller, j. stewart, or mike tolbert for flex position, and possibly naanee?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Mike Tolbert for sure. He’s expected to start and should see the goalline carries as well.

    • roberto 11:20 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      need a little help with my flex spot (maybe my WR starters), im in an espn PPR league (Passing and Rushing TDs are 6, Return yards count):

      Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Darren McFadden, Louis Murphy (flex), Marques Colston, Dez Bryant, Vernon Davis, Gostkowski, Eagles.

      Bench: McNabb, Brandon Jackson, Fred Taylor, Dwayne Bowe, Johnny Knox, Jacoby Jones

      What do you think? thanks

    • Casey 12:29 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Tolbert, Naane, or Knox in my flex position? only yards from scrimmage and scores count.

      • Brandon 10:43 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think as long as Tolbert starts, you go with him. If for some reason the team feels Ryan Mathews is healthy enough to play, then maybe go with Knox. However, Tolbert has the greatest chance of finding the endzone. Good luck!

    • Chris 3:54 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Steve Smith (Giants) please!

      • Brandon 10:19 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Done. Of the three NYG wide outs, he’s my least favorite this week, but I have a feeling it’ll be a coin-flip (three sided?) each week as to who does the best from that group unfortunately.

    • Joe 8:29 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LeSean McCoy and Philip Rivers please

    • Fit 9:45 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you add Roy Williams at WR and Tampa Bay and Chicago at DEF? Thanks!

    • Alpha90 10:15 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So, question – I’m struggling at WR. I have Garcon, Mason, and Nannee. Lee Evans is available on my waiver wire. Should I pick him up? If so, who should I drop from this list?

      • Brandon 11:59 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t pick him up. Quoting from Yahoo’s player notes on Evans:

        “Sep 23 In 12 career games against this week’s opponent, the Patriots, Evans has 31 catches and one TD. He hasn’t had a 20-yard catch against them since 2005, Jerry Sullivan of The Buffalo News reports.

        Recommendation: While we’re a little more excited about Evans following the switch from Trent Edwards to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Evans struggled at times with both quarterbacks last season — he had just eight catches in one five-game stretch with Fitzpatrick at quarterback. Evans’ numbers should improve from a horrible first two weeks simply because Fitz likes to take more shots down the field, but you also might not want to expect a miraculous turnaround against a Bill Belichick defense in Week 3.”

    • steve 11:39 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add Steven Jackson and Indy defense. Thanks.

    • matt 11:56 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      DeSean Jackson doesn’t make the list? Should I start Austin Collie over DeSean this week?

      • Brandon 2:01 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        He does now…just had to ask 🙂 Go with DeSean for sure.

    • Beppdude 3:16 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How about San Fran’s defense this week, I’m torn between them and Green Bay

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like SF over GB this weekend

        • Beppdude 4:04 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yea, that’s who I was leaning towards too. Thanks

    • The Don 4:17 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How bout that boy jordan shipley?

    • Jmoneyxl 11:08 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Te ppr league
      Mercedes lewis or brent celek?

      • Brandon 2:22 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        They’re on the list. I’m not a fan of Celek these days until Vick figures out how to use the tight end. They’re both around the same rank though.

    • George 11:03 am on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Carnell Williams to the list? Thanks.

      • Brandon 2:24 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Put him on there. Not feelin’ Cadillac this week against a solid Steelers run defense.

  • Brandon 8:29 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Reggie Bush possibly out six weeks with broken fibula 

    Early reports are indicating that Saints running back Reggie Bush has a broken fibula that could keep him sidelined for up to six weeks. This is obviously not great news for those who were using him in their flex spot and in PPR leagues and puts a damper on what was supposed to be a big year for Bush. Seems things are going downhill fast for the former USC star, who “voluntarily” gave up his Heisman award a few days ago.

    Some people are thinking that this will boost Pierre Thomas’ fantasy value dramatically, but I’m not so sure about that. Bush has only had seven rushing attempts through two games, but had nine receptions. My initial thoughts are that the receivers will see a few more targets as Brees looks their way on what would normally be Reggie Bush-plays. That being said, I do believe the PT Cruiser sees a slight increase in his workload, which can’t hurt!

     
    • Steve 9:27 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think will get some play with Bush out? DeShawn Wynn?

      • Squish 3:42 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I believe Chris Ivory will take over Bush’s role but I don’t see him getting many carries.

      • Brandon 9:44 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve heard that Pierre Thomas will pick up the slack and also heard that Lance Moore and the receivers will see more action. I wouldn’t pick up any other Saints running backs at this point, as I think their fantasy input will be minimal.

    • JMac 7:47 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop. Gaffney for D. Thomas?? And should I drop F. Taylor for Tolbert?? I have Mathews and one chance at first choice on waivers. I think Tolbert will be an inconsistent fill-in. Thoughts??

      • Brandon 8:57 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If you have a decent backup running back, then I wouldn’t worry about Tolbert. Mathews should play this weekend and if he doesn’t, it would most likely just be one week.

        As for Thomas, I’d grab him. He has more upside than Gaffney and hopefully is worth the risk.

    • JMac 7:51 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was thinking in that direction. Thanks Brandon. Which D’s do you like this weekend??

      • Brandon 8:18 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Baltimore, Cincinnati, Miami, San Diego and New England should be decent.

    • JMac 12:27 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hernandez or Z. Miller??

  • Matt 7:20 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Warning: Completely non-fantasy-related Bills rant ahead. It's time to fire Bud… 

    Warning: Completely non-fantasy-related Bills rant ahead.

    It’s time to fire Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey. I’ve seen enough. Why start Trent Edwards for two games and then bench him? What exactly was the point of that exercise? Nobody expected him to come out looking like Jim Kelly. When you decided not to take a quarterback until the seventh round of the draft, the assumption was that you had evaluated Edwards and decided that he could be the quarterback of the future. Benching him after two bad games against quality defenses behind the league’s worst offensive line makes it obvious that you never really had much confidence in him – so why didn’t you draft a quarterback?!

    But hey, at least C.J. Spiller’s lighting the league on fire.

     
    • slimshady 7:50 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      well said!

    • Brandon 9:13 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      At least Ryan Fitzpatrick gets to play against the Patriots defense. They may give up 40 points to New England, but at least Fitz will throw for 300 yards and a couple scores against Darius Butler and crew.

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