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  • Brandon 2:26 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink
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    Free fantasy football player stats in chart format 

    Even if you’ve never played in a Fleaflicker.com fantasy football league, you can still benefit from some of their free resources. One that I like the most is the individual player stats, including a line graph that charts the players performance over the season, comparing him with the week’s best player at the position, as well as the average player. Click here to go to their search page to select a player. Once you select a player, you’ll see something similar to the image below…pretty snazzy, eh?! One thing it’s great for is determining a players consistency. Obviously, the flatter the line, the more consistent the player…as long as it’s not flat along the horizontal axis 🙂

    fleaflicker player stats

    I’m trying to find a way to integrate these charts into our blog. For now I started linking to the profile for some of the players listed on The Wire posts to give you an idea of a players stats in previous weeks.

     
  • Brandon 2:06 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink
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    User Requested Player Ranks – Week 6 

    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 match-ups and hopefully this week’s do the same!

    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. This week I’ve kicked off the lists with the top five players from last week at each position. For a permalink to the rankings for the week, view the Google Docs spreadsheet here.

     
    • Kate K 2:45 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez. Who’s my better bet? Thanks!

    • Christy 3:15 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you please add: Roethlisberger and Schaub; Mendenhall, Charles and Best; Ward, Floyd and Santana Moss; Shiancoe and Pettigrew.

      Also, I have the Vikings defense. Do you recommend I pick up another D/ST to switch in/out depending on matchups?

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added those players, so take a look.

        As for defenses, the Vikings defense is the 26th ranked defense in my league, so not sure it’s even worth hanging on to them. I’d just pick up a defense every week depending on the match-ups if your league doesn’t have a limit on the number of moves you can make (or charge you for them!)

    • steve 3:33 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add….

      Brady
      B. Marshall
      B. Tate

      Thanks

      • Brandon 8:49 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Good to go. Not high on the Patriots passing game this weekend against a tough Ravens defense, but Kyle Orton didn’t seem to have a lot of problems with them last week!

    • John 3:40 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      WR Brandon Lloyd
      WR Lance Moore
      WR Mike Sims-Walker
      RB Matt Forte
      TE Zach Miller
      TE Jason Witten
      D/ST Minnesota

    • Tanner 3:47 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to see the Waiver Wire Wonders at QB (Kolb, Shaun Hill, Henne) along with Brady.
      WR: Greg Jennings, Kenny Britt, Roy Williams, Austin Collie, Davone Bess.
      RB: Michael Turner, Ryan Torain, Ryan Mathews
      TE: Tony Moeaki, Dustin Keller

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 11:45 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        They’re on there now. The waiver wire wonders aren’t too highly ranked this week unfortunately. Kolb could do alright, but Shaun Hill could get beat up a lot by the Giants.

    • Rob 4:55 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      please add:
      RB matt forte
      RB peyton hillis
      RB ryan torain
      RB brandon jackson
      WR mike wallace
      WR braylon edwards
      WR danny amendola
      D/ST giants
      D/ST saints

      thanks alot!

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

        All on there now. I’m hoping this is where Mike Wallace turns into a top tier receiver now that Big Ben is back!

        • Rob 2:18 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          yeah me too, i feel like i am taking a gamble on him. i also have johnson(det) who is may be injuried, amendola(stl), & williams(dal). i dropped knox(chi) and edwards(nyj), and now i am seconds thoughts about dropping them…i can still get them back..what do you think?

    • andy 5:58 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      please add:
      QB Shaun Hill
      QB Matt Ryan
      QB Brett Favre
      RB Ronnie Brown
      RB Knowshown Moreno
      WR Austin Collie
      WR Steve Smith
      WR Donald Driver
      DF Baltimore

      Thanks!

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

        Added them. Not digging most of the players on your list though. Sorry!

    • Danny 6:14 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Miles Austin, Aaron Hernandez, Michael Bush, Darren Mcfadden, Andre Johnson, Jerome Harrison, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers

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

        Good to go. I hope you’re not thinking of starting Jerome Harrison though! I like Hernandez to break out this week with Moss out of town now.

    • Luke 6:51 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      do you think deion branch is going to have any fantasy future now that he’s on the pats?

      • Brandon 11:48 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not expecting him to have a whole lot of impact. He could catch a few passes each game, but it’s time for the new guys to shine (Tate, Hernandez, Gronkowski.) You might pick him up just in case Brady takes a liking to him, but don’t expect Randy Moss touchdown numbers or anything 🙂

    • Brian 7:45 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      RB:
      Rice
      Hillis

      WR:
      Jennings
      Wallace
      Crabtree

      TE:
      Hernandez
      Daniels

      • Brandon 11:44 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Put them up. I like Rice, Jennings, Wallace and Hernandez the most of that group.

    • Brian 7:50 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Def:
      Titans
      Seahawks

      • Brandon 12:13 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. I’m leaning towards Tennessee at this point.

    • Sloth 9:28 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB
      Miles Austin, Dal WR
      Jets D/ST, NYJ D/ST
      Nick Folk, NYJ K
      Pierre Thomas, NO RB
      Ronnie Brown, Mia RB
      Danny Amendola, StL WR

      • Brandon 12:13 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Everyone’s on there now except your kicker. I don’t rank kickers 🙂

    • TJ 10:14 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      PLease add:
      QBs Young, Kolb, Cassel, Smith
      DEF: Sea, Oak, Hous, TB
      WR: S Holmes, Tate. Collie
      TE: Hernandez, Moeaki >>> and curious to know which one of these two you’d keep rostered (behind V Davis starting)

      Thanks

    • TJ 10:15 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      …. and Garrard. Thanks

      • Brandon 12:15 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        All of them should be on there now.

        As for your tight end, I have a feeling Aaron Hernandez is the one you’ll want to keep. Moeaki seems like a 4-5 reception, touchdown every other game kind of guy to me. Hernandez has the ability to break it open for 100+ yards and a possible score in any given week. People on Twitter are loving Moeaki, but I still prefer Hernandez, especially with Moss now back to the Vikings.

    • The Don 10:29 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Shaun hill and Josh Freeman

    • Joe 8:22 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Austin Collie, Greg Jennings, LeSean McCoy, Danny Amendola

      • Brandon 11:44 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Collie is tricky as he’s still nursing an injury. Jennings could be big with Jermichael Finley no longer stealing looks, but it depends on whether Aaron Rodgers plays or not. McCoy looked good with his fractured ribs, so he should be good to go again this week!

    • matt 9:25 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you add Kyle Orton vs NYJ, DeSean Jackson vs Atl, and Pierre Garcon @ Was? Thanks!

      • Brandon 9:03 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Orton is a tough one this week, as he’s playing a Jets defense that I can’t figure out. Looking at the stats, they’re the 10th worst pass defense in terms of yards allowed, but they’re the best pass defense in terms of completion percentage allowed. The Broncos have no running game though, so Orton will throw it 50 times. If he completes 25 of those and scores a few touchdowns, I think you’re in good shape!

        • Rob 11:35 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          And DeSean Jackson?

          • Brandon 11:40 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Also a tough one, due to his inconsistency. Seems opposing teams sometimes key in on him and try to take him out of the gameplan, which could lead to some low scoring weeks, which you’ve already seen three times this year:

            http://www.fleaflicker.com/nfl/player?playerId=5324

            He always has the chance to break out for a huge 20-30 point week though and this week is no different.

          • matt 3:47 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yeah, Jackson has been tough because he did awesome in weeks 2 and 3, and I can’t figure out if that’s because Vick was throwing the ball, or because they played Det and Jac. I was planning on sitting DeSean on a Kolb week in favor of B. Marshall or A. Collie. Is Collie really a better bet than Marshall this week? Should I trust DeSean?

    • The Don 8:08 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh fantasy gods
      Eddie Royal Vs Chris Cooley whos heart will shake on thine pine???????????

      • Brandon 9:04 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them to the list. If you have to pick between the two, I think you go with Eddie Royal, who’s ceiling is higher. Does that mean that Cooley’s “heart will shake on thine pine?” or is it the other way around? 🙂

        • The Don 11:15 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Ahh wise decision on fantasy gods i will enjoyeth the finest Libation we mortals call nattius litius upon my victory

          • Brandon 10:46 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Good luck…just enjoy thy Libation responsibly!

    • steeve 9:13 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Would you recommend starting either:

      [Amendola, Crabtree or Bess] OVER [NY S.Smith, Nate Washington or Ricky Williams] in a 0.5 PPR?

      and [Kevin Walter or Brandon Tate] OVER Shonn Greene in a 1 PPR?

      • Brandon 11:07 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d probably start Amendola (lots o’ receptions) and Crabtree over Washington and Ricky Williams. Brandon Tate over Shonn Greene is intriguing as well. Would be a high risk, potentially high reward play though.

    • Nero 2:47 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Pick my 2 WR’s, 2 RB’s and my Flex (WR/RB) position out of the following:

      Austin Collie (about 82 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Percy Harvin (about 54 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Brandon Tate (about 47 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Greg Jennings (about 39 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Michael Crabtree (about 36 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Pierre Garcon (about 12 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Deion Branch (about 15 total Fantasy Points thus far)

      Lesean McCoy (about 94 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Steven Jackson (about 65 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Ronnie Brown (about 30 total Fantasy Points thus far)
      Ricky Williams (about 24 total Fantasy Points thus far)

      side note: Return Yards do count (25 return yards = 1 point – so Tate

    • luke 8:34 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      what about derek mason?

      • Brandon 11:02 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added him. Not expecting a whole lot from him though. Hopefully you have better options!

    • Brian 11:05 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Feeling any different about Aaron Rodgers now that he’s listed as “probable”? I’ve been tempted to sit him and give Roethlisberger the start for his big return, but I hate to think how stupid I’ll feel if Ben is rusty and Aaron Rodgers ends up playing like, well, Aaron Rodgers.

      • Brandon 10:56 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Adjusted Rodgers now and have him a few spots ahead of Big Ben. I’d probably stick with Rodgers, since we really have no idea how Roethlisberger will perform in his first game of the year. Good luck!

    • George B. 10:33 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Frank Gore, Sam Bradford, and Kevin Walter?

      Thanks.

      • George B. 10:34 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        and Vernon Davis.

        • Brandon 10:53 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Added them. Don’t start Bradford if you can help it!

          • George B. 12:53 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I will not! Who do you like for a flex?

            Davis, Tate, or Ryan Mathews?

    • TJ 10:54 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey,
      It looks like Rodgers is cleared to play…… wondering if that’s his updated ranking? Some dissenting opinions out there as to whether MIA is a good pass defense or not so good.

      Also, could you please add Tomlinson @Den and V Davis vsOak? Thanks

      • Brandon 10:57 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Fixed Rodgers now that it seems he’s playing…check it out! Also added Davis and will add LT right now.

      • TJ 10:57 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, must’ve missed DAvis up there

        • TJ 10:57 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Man, you’re quick.

    • Angel 12:48 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      which QB Cutler or Rodgers? thanks

    • JM 10:50 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Having some difficulty..Torain, Bradshaw, Mathews, Tolbert, Lynch. I need 2. Will Mathews finally take over??

      • Brandon 12:55 pm on October 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Go Torain and Bradshaw, then you don’t have to worry about Mathews and Tolbert 🙂

      • Brandon 9:01 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you listened to my recommendation…it would have paid off!

  • Brandon 2:01 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 6 Bye Week Teams 

    Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, and Cincinnati.

    Adjust your rosters accordingly!

     
  • Brandon 1:57 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink
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    Jermichael Finley possibly done for the year 

    Jan 10, 2010; Glendale, AZ, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) during the 2010 NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime.According to some of my sources, it’s looking more and more like Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley could be out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury he suffered this past weekend. The initial report was that he’d miss a couple weeks, but more recent reports are saying that he’ll be out 8-10 weeks and possibly the rest of the year. Considering most fantasy football seasons are 15 or 16 weeks long, it’s probably safe to drop Finley at this point, as he won’t be useful for you until MAYBE during the playoffs…but you most likely won’t want to risk it when your season is on the line!

    The exception to this might in a keeper league (where I unfortunately have him.) However, I’m even considering dropping him in that league, since I just picked up Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez and might end up keeping him anyways! In case you were interested, Matt was the one who dropped Hernandez for some reason a couple weeks ago. Doh!

     
    • Tommy 5:36 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      According to various twitter feeds he’s out at LEAST 8. Just had surgery today. I think it’s time to drop him.

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