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  • Brandon 3:59 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink

    If you use Twitter and like fantasy football, you should be following us! @FFGeekBlog

    • The Don 4:22 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Okay with knowshon out i have a question
      A have a flex spot
      between Aaron hernandez vs Johnathan stewart WHO Gets the spot???????????????????????

    • Snail 12:21 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Week Three Players I Hate

      Tom Brady, QB, Patriots (11, 5): OK, chances are you’re still starting him. And I have him 11th, so it’s not like I think he’ll be horrible. But yes, I do have him outside the top 10 starters in an ESPN standard league. Here’s why: 255 and 2, 115 and 1. The first number is what Aaron Rodgers did to Buffalo through the air last week. Good numbers, obviously, but nothing crazy considering the offense and his ability. Rodgers ran for a score in that game as well, which Brady won’t do. The second set of numbers are what Brady did in his last game against Buffalo. Again, this is a better secondary than you think. And with a solid secondary, Buffalo can afford to take chances blitzing and putting pressure on Brady, the way the Jets did in Week 2.
      Now, Brady did light up the Bills in the first game last year, but that was the crazy Monday night game in which Tom threw for two scores in the final couple of minutes during a furious comeback. I’m saying Tom throws for fewer than 250 yards, has two scores and one turnover, which makes him a low-end starter in 12-team leagues and borderline in 10-team leagues.

      Because many of you don’t actually bother to read or can’t grasp the concept of this column before firing off thank-you notes, I’ll reiterate; I’m not saying bench him because I can’t imagine you have a better option (other than possibly Vick: check my rankings to see who else I’d start over him). I will say, however, that I don’t think he has a huge game and wouldn’t use him in a salary cap league. By the way, one last caveat: If Percy Harvin can’t play, Brett Favre will drop and Brady will move to No. 10. Speaking of the Indecisive One. …

      Yes. I hate Tom Brady. But if you sit him for anyone other than the 10 guys I’ve ranked ahead of him, it’s on you. Are we clear?

      Written by Matthew Barry – ESPN

      Is he right?

      Also Vick has more upside than Brady this week.

      • Matt 10:55 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        He’s wrong – he ignores the additional focus in the Pats offense on going to the TEs and the inability of this year’s Bills linebackers to defense good TEs – something that wasn’t a notable issue before with the Bills. Matthew Barry (whose podcast I enjoy and opinions I respect) is overlooking changes in the Pats offense and Bills defense that make this game a much more difficult situation for the Bills than it was in ’09.

  • Matt 2:09 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink
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    I'm starting the Tampa Bay defense against Pittsburgh this week in my favorite … 

    I’m starting the Tampa Bay defense against Pittsburgh this week in my favorite league in the hopes that the perennial backup will cough up a few turnovers. I’m either clever like a fox or clever like a retarded fox.

    • Brandon 2:31 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      First Vick, now Tampa Bay defense? What’s next, starting James Hardy? 🙂

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

        Glad you bring up Vick. He’s lighting it up on my bench. What could I except in a trade?

        • Tim 1:46 pm on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Vick and breaston for Miles Austin and Alex Smith??

    • Squish 8:30 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, of McNabb this week? I’m leaning McNabb against St. Louis. Thoughts?

    • e-roc 11:01 am on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Guh… Who should I start?

      QB – Vick or Cutler?

      WR (pick two):
      – Donald Driver (@CHI)
      – Austin Collie (@DEN)
      – Little Giant Smith (v. TEN)
      – Hakeem Nicks (v. TEN)

      • Mal 12:57 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Champ Bailey should be marking Reggie Wayne which might see more targets go to Collie if he’s playing??? The Titans give up a bunch of fantasy points but it’s mainly because of the first week against oakland. Last week vs the Steelers was a different story.

        Don’t start Smith with what we’ve seen from him so far, wait for him to do something notable. Nicks +Collie/Driver- both the Bears and Denver D should give up a lot of yards with Rodgers and Peyton throwing the seed.

    • Mal 12:43 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Question- Vikes D is on the waiver, should I drop Chargers D (who I was going to start) and pick up Vikes D and start them this week vs Detroit?

      • Mal 2:58 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        After looking at the Vikes schedule I think i might leave them there

    • Matt 11:19 am on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, this decision went over like a fart in church.

  • Brandon 1:57 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink

    Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno ruled out 

    In case you were relying on Knowshon Moreno to have a solid game against a suspect Colts run defense, think again! The Denver Broncos running back has been ruled out for the game this weekend for some reason with a pulled hamstring, so get him out of your line-up! I’m not all that optimistic about his back-ups, but I guess Laurence Maroney may get a chance to redeem himself in some manner. However, Correll Buckhalter will most likely get first cracks at the opportunity.

    • Luke 9:41 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      so… buckhalter or thomas jones?

      • Brandon 9:59 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there. T-Jones is better, but is playing a much better run defense. Because their offense is better and their is the small chance he could pull an Arian Foster on the Colts, go with Buckhalter. Hopefully it works out for you!

    • TJ 1:28 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Garçon is also out of that game. How much do you think that will bump up Collie? Did not consider him this week over Floyd or Clayton, but if Champ Bailey is healthy & can cover Wayne, Collie might be a great play.

      • Brandon 10:03 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have all of them ranked at nearly the same spot and Garcon being out makes it an even tighter race. I’m leaning towards Clayton still, but I won’t criticize you for starting Collie or Floyd. Sorry I couldn’t be more help 🙂

    • TJ 9:59 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon – Collie it was, he saved my day (thank you Champ Bailey). Opponent had Wayne, even sweeter.

  • Brandon 11:05 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink
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    Yahoo! Fantasy Football adds Trade Evaluation 

    For those of you in Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, you may have noticed that Yahoo has been slowly rolling out new features this season. One of them is the ability to compare your current roster to the available free agents. You can do this from your roster page or from the free agent player list. It allows you to see if there are free agents that are scoring higher than players you currently start, which may encourage you to drop a guy you’re holding on to based on name alone (Brett Favre?) and add someone who is unexpectedly performing great this year (Kyle Orton?)

    Anyways, that isn’t even the reason I’m writing this post. The newest feature I found today while proposing a trade is the ability to have Yahoo evaluate your trade. As you can see from the screen shot below, once you pick the players involved in a trade, there is a new button that says Evaluate Trade.

    analyze trade

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    • Marques 12:43 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I do like that they made all the features of the Plus league available to everyone for free now. Getting stat tracker for free now is a godsend.

    • Squish 2:44 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not sure of what to think of the trade analyzer yet. I’ve used it a few times already and it seems like a good concept but it’s based off of yahoo projections that change daily. In a standard league I think they could work but for say my return yardage league it isn’t very reliable since yahoo is absolutely atrocious at predicting return yards and other abnormal stats. I’ll bet they make it accurate eventually but for now I taking their advice with a grain of salt.

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        My worry is that people who don’t know all that much about fantasy football will take their projections as the gospel. That way you’ll never be able to complete a trade unless Yahoo thinks YOU are getting shafted, hah

    • Jason Haglund 1:10 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with Brandon, People do take there Projections to seriously

  • Brandon 9:26 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink
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    For all of you infatuated with Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB/WR Dexter McCluster, Deadspin shares a video you’ll probably enjoy.

    Or you can just watch it here…

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