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  • Brandon 3:38 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 5 FAIL – Houston, we have a problem 

    Continuing with a new post for this season, here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. 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 probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    This week’s list is headlined by a couple of Houston Texans big timers, along with the one and only, Peyton Manning! Anyways, here’s the list of this week’s failures. Enjoy πŸ™‚

    Note: In case you’re interested, I made a new, master list of FAILs for the season, so check it out!

    arian foster fail

     
    • Tommy 5:58 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      with my team would you make this trade
      QB: Matt Ryan
      QB: Eli Manning
      WR: Calvin Johnson
      WR: Marques Colston
      WR: Eddie Royal
      RB: Arian Foster
      RB: Steven Jackson
      TE: Dallas Clark/Vernon Davis
      Flex: Peyton Hillis
      K – Dave Buehler (also stream)
      DEF – Giants (also stream)

      i give Matt Ryan, Eddie Royal, Arian Foster
      for
      i get Roethlisberger, Reggie Wayne, Ray Rice

      • Bryan 6:22 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        8 man leagues are awesome

        • Tommy 8:36 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          10 person league, actually

      • J 6:26 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Good trade. The only sketchy part is Foster for Rice – that one could go either way.
        But yeah, take that sh*t and run with it.

      • Squish 3:17 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d make this trade every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Foster’s balloon is beginning to pop and Ray Rice has been underachieving. Wayne is an upgrade at WR over Royal and gives you 3 studs at the most inconsistent position. Ryan for Roethlisberger is a slight downgrade at QB but only temporarily. I expect Big Ben to be just as good as Ryan once he shakes the rust off.

      • Tommy 8:14 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Ha, my friend ended up backing out.

        With my team, would you trade Matt Ryan and Eddie Royal for Hakeem Nicks, Alex Smith, and Kevin Kolb?

        • matt 12:19 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          As an owner of both rice and foster i would make this trade… matty-ice is pretty close to big ben in terms of qb1 value and wayne is a huge upgrade over eddie royal as a clear cut top 5 wr.. As far as foster and rice go its pretty close but after seeing rice punch in two goal line tds and a schedule that only gets easier down the stretch (minus pit) I would pull the trigger

        • Brandon 9:08 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Not sure that trade is all that great. Can you trade Colston/Ryan for Nicks (and one or both of those trashy QB’s)? I love Hakeem Nicks, but also think Eddie Royal will be solid this year and you’re giving up one of your top QB’s for some guys who may not even be starting in a few weeks.

      • matt 12:20 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        sorry boys i replied in the wrong spot..

        As an owner of both rice and foster i would make this trade… matty-ice is pretty close to big ben in terms of qb1 value and wayne is a huge upgrade over eddie royal as a clear cut top 5 wr.. As far as foster and rice go its pretty close but after seeing rice punch in two goal line tds and a schedule that only gets easier down the stretch (minus pit) I would pull the trigger

      • Luke 3:42 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        The guy I’m playing this week is in desperate need of a Wide Receiver, as he has none benched and Ochocinco is on bye. He has Ryan Mathews, and I would like to trade for him as I think he’ll improve considerable over the next few weeks. I was thinking of trading Brandon Jackson and Lance Moore for him. Is that too much? Too little?

        I appreciate your help.

        • Brandon 12:17 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think that is a fair trade. Lance Moore is so inconsistent and Reggie Bush should return, stealing some of his value as well. Mathews should be much better than Jackson when the dust settles.

    • Squish 10:42 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, I’m looking for a bit of defensive advice. I drafted Baltimore’s defense which hasn’t performed very well for fantasy purposes. I’m thinking about dropping them and streaming from here on out. Does that sound reasonable?

      The defenses out there in my league include TEN, ATL, DET, NE and KC. Any thoughts on which to pick up or should I just hang onto BAL?

      • matt 12:21 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hang onto BAL, they will come around and ed reed is due back soon

        • J 2:07 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          TEN, KC, and NE are all worth it… Especially KC or NE.

      • Brandon 9:11 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like Tennessee and Atlanta this week. If your league awards return yards as part of the DEF/ST unit (only one person I know has a league like that) then NE and KC are also solid. I’m worried about New England though. They got VERY lucky last game with the blocked kicks and some interceptions, but besides that one game, they haven’t been all that great. Brandon Tate helps with his kick returns, but I don’t see that happening every week. I use the “streaming” approach in all my leagues though, so I can’t tell you not to do it πŸ™‚

        • Squish 12:26 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I actually had Bernard Scott on my roster still and don’t think he’ll get picked back up so I went after the SD defense who just got dropped today. That being said would you rather play SD or BAL defense this week? I’m leaning SD.

          • Brandon 10:44 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Go with San Diego. Baltimore is actually one of the worst scoring defenses for fantasy at this point…which seems odd. In one of my leagues, it’s the 3rd worst defense! On the other hand, San Diego is the fourth best. Plus, the Ravens are playing the Patriots, who are sure to put up points and hopefully won’t turn the ball over (go Pats!)

    • Tthe Don 10:18 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Okay Rogers just went down who get the start
      Freeman vs NO
      Shaun Hill vs NYG

      • Brandon 3:51 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Although the Giants scare me a bit, I think you go with Shaun Hill, who seems to be getting in a groove with his receivers (just in time for Stafford to take back over!)

  • Brandon 10:01 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink
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    Worst fantasy football performance of the year. 

    Unless Braylon Edwards has a game for the ages (500 yards, 5 touchdowns?) I may have just had the worst fantasy football week of all time in Matt and my League of Champions. Before I get to the details though, let me just preface this by saying that Tom Brady and Rashard Mendenhall were on a BYE and Roy Williams was on my bench…and ummm, all my players suck at football? Interesting note…I was in first place in this league heading into week 5 πŸ™‚ Anyways, for your amusement, take a look below…

    worst fantasy football week ever

     
    • E 10:10 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think a good replacement for Clayton, since he’s out for the rest of the season?

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Danny Amendola will replace him as the WR1 on the team, but who knows, maybe they bring in Vincent Jackson or someone

        • J 5:46 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Mike Williams (TB) or Crabtree – if either are still available. Amendola is solid, but more of a slot player used for quick n short first downs while Jackson works his way back from injury (which it looks like has happened). And even with 19 targets, Amendola still missed the ball 7 times for less than 100 yds. At that pace, it’s gonna take a while to rack up points – especially if the guys on the outside step it up…

          • E 11:07 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Any word on Deion Branch? Is he going to be replacing Randy?

      • Brandon 11:14 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t see Deion Branch replacing Randy Moss. Branch will be a role player, which is the direction the Patriots passing game is heading. Brandon Tate will most likely be the biggest beneficiary of Moss’ departure, but Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch and possibly Rob Gronkowski will all see looks (along with Wes Welker of course.)

    • grant 11:09 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Damn, that’s rough. I know the feeling of having your kicker get you the most fantasy points.

      • Brandon 4:15 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wouldn’t be so bad if the kicker went nuts, but he just got a normal score of 7…hah.

    • Tommy 5:57 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My god, that might the worst performance I’ve ever seen. Wow! My condolences πŸ˜‰

    • Nero 2:00 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wow … i bet your bench scored more than your starters

      • Brandon 6:40 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Nearly. Roy Williams was the only player on my bench that actually played. The rest of them were on a BYE or were hurt!

    • Squish 3:25 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, that sucks big time! I’ve seen bad but that has to be the worst performance by a team with an active manager ever. Wait, so you didn’t even have a decent RB to plug in instead of Buckhalter? Mendenhall and Foster were the only good backs you drafted?! You better work the waivers like a champ man though it shouldn’t be too hard seeing as though the other teams already have all the good players lol.

      • Brandon 6:39 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I also drafted Justin Forsett (bust-o-rama) and Donald Brown. Probably not enough depth at the position, but if Forsett was half-way decent I could have survived. Got my horses hooked to the Foster/Mendenhall wagon from here on out…

  • Brandon 9:42 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 6 pick-ups: Mark Clayton out for the year and Patriots players galore! 

    Here are your potential waiver wire pick-ups for week 6. I missed the mark a bit last week with the Sam Bradford prediction, but who knew the Rams would look so terrible against the Lions?! Anyways, this week’s top players are Danny Amendola, who becomes the top receiver in St. Louis with Mark Clayton suffering a season-ending injury. I like Brandon Tate and Aaron Hernandez now that Randy Moss is out of town. Also, Roy Williams and Felix Jones seem to be starter-worthy fantasy players now. Anyways, take a look and see if any of these guys can help your squad overcome some injuries and bye weeks…

     
    • Brian 7:11 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Need some help fellas. Got crushed by injury god this week with Rogers – Finley – Clayton. Like to hear who you recommend me grabbing from waivers:

      Finley Replacements:
      Pettigrew
      Hernandez
      Moeaki
      O. Daniels

      Clayton replacements:
      Crabtree
      Gaffney
      Britt
      St. Johnson (Buf)
      Cribbs
      Knox

      Luckily I have Big Ben coming back so he will serve if Rogers can’t play. I have been trying to make a trade for WR depth for weeks with nobody budging so I don’t hold much hope but will keep trying. Thanks for your time!

      • Brian 7:14 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just read your list again and noticed Amendola -he too is still available.

        • J 8:39 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Pettigrew/Hernandez
          Crabtree over Steve J

      • Squish 3:36 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Crabtree for sure. With the new offensive coordinator in town he’s seeing a lot more targets than before. It’s only a matter of time before he matches the numbers people were expecting of him before the season.

        At TE I like Pettigrew more than the others listed due to him being a favorite target of hill. He’s currently 8th among TEs in targets which is a great factor to go by. Also consider adding Heath Miller if he’s out there since he’s an elite (top 5) TE when Big Ben is around.

      • Brandon 8:47 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with “J” on this one, but favor Aaron Hernandez slightly over Pettigrew, just because of the potential upside now that Randy Moss is out of town. Grab Crabtree though.

    • TJ 10:07 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys, like everyone else here I got pummeled yesterday (Clayton, Foster, Schaub starting….). But’s it’s only my first loss, so life isn’t all bad. A few questions:

      WR – All these guys are available FAs – who to pick for Clayton? (I was thinking Tate, but really not as tuned into the NE scene as you, Brandon…) Have: White, Collie, Floyd, Lloyd
      – Tate, R Williams, M Williams, Bess, Britt, Amendola, MSW, Braylon

      QB: Time to pick up a Schaub backup, would prefer a longer-term option: Freeman, Young, Smith – leaning toward Freeman, but just don’t love any of them. Also available are Hill, Hasselback, Garrard, Oakland QBs, Fitzpatrick & Cassel…. really bottom feeding here. One possibility might be to offer to trade to a fellow owner: She has Brees AND Rodgers (!) – and the rest of her team is weak, especially at WR, could maybe offer one of my WRs for Rodgers (tho hard to pick which one…..). Ideally she’d be clueless enough to take a one-for-one trade of Schaub for Rodgers, seeing how he’s concussed and all and she has no QB for wk 10, but I don’t know if that will fly.

      RB – Ryan Torain and the ‘Skins line seemed a little underwhelming yesterday. Still worth holding? Lynch, Spiller, BJGE available.

      Much thanks, as always.

      • Squish 3:49 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d take a flyer on Tate but I don’t think you really need any help at Wr. The guy you pick up will see little playing time. Out of those options, only MSW has as much upside as Tate. Brandon will definitely tell you to go with MSW.

        At QB it’s a tossup. I’d just play it week to week by matchup. None of those guys really stick out. Normally I’d lke Hill the best but CJ’s shoulder injury could greatly decrease his value. that being said, I think he’s going to get the Lions an NFL record for most passes to a TE in a season. (Currently at 71). That being said, I don’t like his matchups the next couple weeks and I’m betting Stafford will be back soon enough. I’d take Freeman and hope it works out.

        I think you have to hang with Torain at least until after next week. They play the horrible Indy run defense and he could be in for a huge day.

      • Brandon 9:09 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, Squish thinks he knows me so well, but unfortunately I can’t recommend Sims-Walker on this one. πŸ™‚ I actually Brandon Tate in your situation, since you have enough starters at the position and are looking for upside primarily. If you wanted an instant starter though, Braylon Edwards and Roy Williams seem pretty solid.

        At quarterback, I think I like David Garrard the most due to the touchdowns he’s been throwing these days. At running back, stick with Torain for now.

        • TJ 2:47 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, for advice on the WRs, don’t need an immediate starter so may just sit on Tate for a while.
          Looks like the other owner is OK with trading me Rogers for Schaub….might come back to burn me in wk 10 when I face her and Schaub has Jac (or if Rodgers gets whacked again….), but right now I’m thinking even a banged up Rodgers is a better bet than Schaub, who is just not looking sharp lately

          What do you guys think of D’s this week – any bottom-feeders you think might shine? NE, Det, OAK, ATL, WAS, SEA…… a

          • Brandon 8:56 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I just picked up Tennessee in one of my leagues and they should be decent if they’re available. Atlanta has been solid this year and they’ll be playing Kevin Kolb, who I would say the jury is still out on if he’s a legit NFL quarterback or not. I’d probably go with them out of the group.

    • Squish 3:29 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think Heath Miller is worth adding this week now that Big Ben will be playing again. He’s consistently a top 5 TE when Big Ben is healthy. He’s widely available and with Big Ben shaking the rest off and missing Holmes as a target, I’d expect Miller to have the best stretch of fantasy numbers he’s ever seen from here on out.

      • Brandon 9:13 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure about the whole top 5 TE thing with Heath Miller. Looking at his stats from the past few years (click the 2009, 5Y, 3Y, 2Y filters,) he seems to be around 8-12, so a borderline TE1 for a team. This year I expect more of the same, especially with the abundance of solid players at the position.

    • Joe 6:14 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I lost Clayton this week and was wondering who to pick up:
      Kenny britt, deion branch,mike thomas, steve johnson, dywane bowe,kevin walter, or bess

      • Brandon 9:02 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to this before waivers cleared (at least I assume they did.) I like Steve Johnson, as it appears he’s become Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite target in Buffalo, but he’s on a bye this week so that won’t help you out a lot if you’re in a bind. Mike Thomas is alright in a PPR league, but won’t score a whole lot. On the other end is Kenny Britt, who probably won’t catch as many passes, but is finding the endzone with regularity these days. If you’re feeling especially risky, you could go with Dwayne Bowe, even with his terrible game of drops last week. The Chiefs play a terrible Houston pass defense and this could be a chance for Bowe to redeem himself.

    • matt 12:27 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      for “the fantasy football geek blog” I am shocked at your waiver wire pickups.. do you think we play in handicap leagues, nearly 90% of the players you listed are all rostered in my league and I can only assume the majority of others as well

      • sean 3:31 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Seriously, i count 3 players that are actually available in my main league. this list seems more suited for fantasy beginners.

        • Brandon 8:53 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t recall ever saying that we wrote this blog only for fantasy football experts. Plenty of beginners visit the site and checking the ownership percentages in Yahoo, it doesn’t appear that these players are owned in 90% of leagues. For example…

          – Danny Amendola: 29%
          – Deion Branch: 15%
          – Marcedes Lewis: 57%
          – Steve Johnson: 18%
          – Aaron Hernandez: 52%
          – Mike Hart: 5%

          If you want a comprehensive list to satisfy the experts, I’m sure the Talented Mr. Roto Matthew Berry or someone like him can help you out. This blog is mostly a place where people can ask questions, help others out, etc. Once we start getting paid the big bucks, then we’ll make a specific list of waiver wire adds ONLY for expert players, which only includes a few select players that we’re sure aren’t taken in the experienced leagues out there.

          Thanks for visiting though!

          • matt 12:21 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            yeah man i didn’t mean to chirp you and for your info i would much rather visit this site than look at fat matthew berry eating hotdogs.. as far as im concerned hes a plug when it comes to fantasy football. keep up the good work boys and ps. yahoo leagues suck

    • Reed 12:00 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, can you give me some help evaluating this trade offer. Here is my team: Mcnabb, Vick & Freeman @ QB – Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas, Felix Jones, and Tolbert @ RB- Brandon Marshall, Ochocinco, B Lloyd, Brandon Tate, Nate Washington, & Vincent Jackson @ WR.

      We start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s and a QB/WR/RB/TE Flex.

      I have been offered BJGE for Brandon Tate. What are your thoughts? I am leaning towards making the trade, because of injury worries for Thomas, and the emergence of Ryan Matthews. Thoughts?

      • Brandon 12:06 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, not a huge fan of this trade. I think Tolbert should continue to see carries and should have nearly as much upside as Green-Ellis for the remainder of the year. It seems Felix Jones is emerging as a decent option at RB, so you can start him and Ray Rice at the position. Brandon Tate is all upside at this point and could end up being your flex play for the rest of the year. Maybe you can trade Nate Washington for BJGE? πŸ™‚

        • Reed 12:19 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          OK. Thanks for the help. I dont think he is taking Washinton for BJGE!!! And Washington does still have the Jags on the schedule twice. It hurts to even make that joke, i am a huge Jags fan!

          I posted the comment twice by mistake, my bad!

          Thanks for your help!

    • Reed 12:15 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, can you give me some help evaluating this trade offer. Here is my team: Mcnabb, Vick & Freeman @ QB – Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas, Felix Jones, and Tolbert @ RB- Brandon Marshall, Ochocinco, B Lloyd, Brandon Tate, Nate Washington, & Vincent Jackson @ WR.

      We start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s and a QB/WR/RB/TE Flex.

      I have been offered BJGE for Brandon Tate. What are your thoughts? I am leaning towards making the trade, because of injury worries for Thomas, and the emergence of Ryan Matthews. Thoughts?

    • Phootballer 7:36 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Amendola or Roy Williams in a non-PPR league
      Furthermore, who would you start in week 6?

      Knox, Amendola, or R.Williams?

      • Brandon 9:07 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I’d gamble on Amendola to be honest. Even in a non-PPR league, the Rams are going to be getting pounded by the Chargers and I assume they’ll throw the ball about 50 times or so as they try to keep up. Amendola should see even more looks now that Mark Clayton is out for the year.

      • Brandon 9:09 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        However, the Seahawks are giving up a ton of passing hards and Jay Cutler is returning for the Bears. I’d say the highest risk/reward is Knox, but the safer bet is Amendola.

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