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  • Brandon 4:18 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink
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    Tennessee Titans awarded Randy Moss 

    Even though they had 22nd waiver priority, the Tennessee Titans put in a claim and were awarded wide receiver Randy Moss. Earlier there was a report that Moss would only play for a contender, so hopefully the Titans fit his definition.

    Now the big question…do I keep him on my bench next week or plug him in?)

     
    • Hawgman 4:31 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wish him and the Titans all the luck in the world, but Moss is going to have to realize that he will have to do more than just show up. Acting like a professional wouldn’t hurt either.

    • Christy 5:45 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Moss in my league, and I have to decide whether to play him as well!

      • Hawgman 7:00 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Might not wanna play him this week – I think the Titans are on a bye.

    • Chester 9:14 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Does he have more upside than Holmes?

      • Brandon 10:44 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Does Moss have more upside than Santonio Holmes? If that’s the question, the answer is yes.

    • Kenny 1:37 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      D. Bowe and D. Bess? New England or Chicago? Please help!

    • AtlantaJJ (Janet) 3:36 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking forward to Chris Johnson having more lanes open up for him since Moss should be a deep threat. CJ should see more points finally please oh pleas! πŸ˜‰

  • Brandon 2:31 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink
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    Free agent pick-ups: Sidney Rice and Tashard Choice 

    From Twitter:

    On Sidney Rice…@chipscoggins: Sidney Rice is on the field practicing. He is running full speed and making cuts.

    On Tashard Choice…@espn_macmahon: There’s Felix Jones. He’s wearing sweats. Might not be a bad idea to pick up Tashard Choice in your fantasy league.

    Seems that Felix Jones is banged up and Sidney Rice could be returning pretty soon for Minnesota πŸ™‚

     
    • tommy 3:27 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I snagged Rice off the waiver wire. Contemplating picking up Choice, I doubt it though.

      • Brandon 3:29 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Choice is only really worth anything if Felix Jones doesn’t start. He’s more of a flyer than Rice at this point.

      • tommy 3:36 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well, I just picked up Choice. I figure it’s worth a shot. My friend who I’m playing this week is also starting Felix Jones, so it’s nice in that sense too. He can’t get choice now at least, lol

    • Hawgman 4:10 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Felix Jones – on my bench for now. Until they can show me something that looks like football I’m gunna leave him there.
      Just wondering about the prevailing wisdom that is the “handcuff”. Why is it a good idea to grab a backup when the starter goes down? If he were good enough to play, he would be playing, right?
      Case in point – I drafted Ryan Grant in the 2nd round because he was doing OK behind a line that was banged up so I figured that he would do better because the line was healthy and he was not part of a committee. Well, as you all know, he got broken early in the season. His back-up is doing ok, but not as well as I would have expected Grant to do, yet everyone in FF land was touting him as the next coming. This guy was not even splitting carries with Grant.
      My thought is, there is a reason that Choice is the 3rd option in Dallas.

      • Brandon 10:58 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. Who’s to say that the backup for one team can’t be better than the starters for several other teams? In that case, that backup would have a lot of value if the team’s starter went down. Also, other factors can play into who gets carries. If a player gets a lot of money to be the starter, the team is more likely to get their money’s worth out of him I assume. If he’s older as well, he may have “earned” the right to start, even if there is a chance his backup could have a little more value. The players all have egos as well that coaches have to look out for. If a starter is proving to be ineffective though (cought * Marion Barber * cough), the coach will eventually look to the next guy in line. In the case of Dallas, they have some decent depth at the position. My guess is that Tashard Choice is at least as good as the starter on a few teams…Patriots? Bills? New Orleans? Maybe even someone like Cedric Benson? You get the idea…

        • DFonz001 12:47 pm on November 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Sup brandon I’m having some problems

          TB- Mike Williams or Austin Collie

  • Brandon 11:38 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink
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    Had to share this hilarious cover of Patriots Football Weekly (thanks to @RapSheet!)

    Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

     
  • Brandon 8:39 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink
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    User Requested Player Ranks – Week 9 

    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. You can find the spreadsheet after the jump. (More …)

     
    • Danny 9:31 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Michael Vick, Tom Brady, Peyton Hillis, Darren Mcfadden, Miles Austin, Brandon Lloyd, Ryan Torain, Jay Cutler, Anquan Boldin, Tim Hightower, Matt Forte

      • Brandon 4:52 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just finished adding them. Brandon Lloyd and Ryan Torain are on a bye, so you probably want to bench them πŸ™‚

    • Joe 9:45 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Buffalo, Tony Gonzales, Owen Daniels, LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette Blount, Greg Jennings, Ben Roethlisberger

      • Brandon 4:52 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Put them on there. Except LeGarrette Blount for some reason…adding him now!

    • JM 9:50 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop R. Torain for Thomas Jones? And can I drop Z. Miller for Tamme?

      • tommy 3:30 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re going to drop one I’d drop Torain. I wouldn’t drop either though. Is Miller your backup? If you have someone you consistently start over him (like Gates, for example), then pick up Tamme. Worth taking a flier. With Peyton throwing to him, it makes him top 5 TE potential in my opinion.

        • JM 5:56 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Miller is my one and only. I need depth, especially with bye week approaching. I thought about dropping Holmes..he hasn’t produced much and I have A. Johnson, Maclin, Crabtree, and L. Evans. RBs I have Mathews, Tolbert, Torain, Lynch and Bradshaw. Lynch hasn’t impressed either but his schedule keeps me holding on. Torain is injury prone. Who could I part ways with, in your opinion?? I will take all. I am 3-5 and should be at least 5-3. Injuries have killed me!

          • Brandon 10:17 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            That’s a tough one. I think I would drop Marshawn Lynch though. Torain was playing great before the injury, which doesn’t seem serious. If he returns to the starting gig in a couple weeks, he becomes a starter candidate each week. Lynch splits time with Justin Forsett on a poor offensive team.

            As for Tamme, it’d be great to have him on your team AND Zach Miller is a little banged up right now, but I’m still afraid of Tamme’s nearly non-existent track record. However, if you’re only carrying one tight end, Tamme’s bye week is over and he isn’t in danger of missing this week’s game (like Miller), so the smart move is probably to get him.

    • e-roc 11:38 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Steve Smith NYG…..

      • Brandon 4:57 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. I like Smith and Jones this week and even Nelson wouldn’t be a bad flex play with Driver ruled out.

        • e-roc 8:14 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Since Jones had a case of the dropsies v. NYJ, would you rank Jordy ahead of Jones?…

          Or would you start DeSean Jackson coming off injury?

          • Brandon 10:10 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Good call on Nelson/Jones. I did a bit more research and swapped their spots. For DeSean Jackson, keep an eye on if he’s playing this week (seems he should be) and if he does, get him in your starting line-up! (of course, if you have better options, you can bench him, hah)

        • e-roc 8:52 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          One more add…

          Saints D/ST… @ Carolina. Thanks!!

          • Brandon 10:10 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Added New Orleans…my top ranked defense of the week now!

        • e-roc 9:19 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Brandon, I have a GOOD logjam/dilemma at WR this week with three of your Top 15 WRs: Crayton, S. Smith (NYG) and DeSean Jackson….. but I also have Nicks and Jordy Nelson…!! What do you recommend??? It’s one of those weeks where I’m probably picking at the margin since all five of those guys will probably go off against their awful opponents…

    • Hawgman 12:07 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add the following
      WR – Bess, Andre Johnson, Welker, Woodhead
      RB – Steven Jackson, Felix Jones, Jonathon Stewart, Woodhead
      TE – Witten, Vernon Davis (Injured??)
      D/ST – Bears, Dolphins

      • tommy 3:28 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Jackson’s out this week…

      • tommy 3:29 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Let me be more clear… he’s on bye this week

        • Hawgman 4:00 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah – I realized that about 5 seconds after I hit the “Post” button. Pretty sure Vernon Davis is on bye also, but I have been wondering about him leaving his last game before half time.

          • Brandon 8:38 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            They’re saying Vernon Davis’ ankle injury isn’t serious and he should be back after the bye week, so don’t worry about it for now.

      • Brandon 10:09 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got these guys on the list now, so take a look!

    • matt 1:03 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you add Minnesota, Marques Colston, Brandon Marshall, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon. Who do you think is a better replacement for Gates at TE during his bye week, Dustin Keller or Jacob Tamme? Cheers.

      • Brandon 10:08 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        They’re all on there. As far as your tight end goes, it seems Gates might not play this week, so you may have to decide between Keller and Tamme earlier than expected! I have Keller one spot ahead of Tamme right now, but it’s very close. It’s primarily due to the fact that Tamme really only has one game under his belt and I’m still a little wary of ranking him too high. Good luck!

    • Angel 1:29 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you please add QB Josh Freeman, RB Ray Rice and RB Rashard Mendenhall. Who do you think is a better start between Cutler or Freeman and Rice or Mendenahall. Thanks

      • Brandon 10:07 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got them on the list now. Take a look and you’ll see who I like more…

    • TJ 3:29 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add: LT, Ray Rice, Crayton, Garcon, TB MWilliams, J Jones, Tamme, D’s: Min, Buf, Atl, Oak.

      Also: I know you don’t rate kickers, but given I was nearly beaten by Dan Carpenter last week, could you let me know your thoughts on which teams are best at stalling in the red zone……….other than Miami. Top candidates need to come from this list: OAK, SEA, CLE, CAR, DET, KC, DAL, PHI, ATL, SD. Much thanks.

      • Brandon 9:30 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I got all those guys on the list now, so take a look.

        As for kickers, you might look at CLE, DET and ATL this week…should stall a few times in the redzone, hah. Good luck!

    • Phootballer 4:13 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      QB: Matt Schaub, Kyle Orton
      WR: Andre Johnson, Steve Smith (NYG), Johnny Knox, Davone Bess, Lee Evans
      RB: Cedric Benson, Shone Greene, Michael Bush, Fred Jackson, Jonathan Stewart, Justin Forsett
      TE: Zach Miller
      K: Dan Carpenter
      DEF: Seattle

      • Brandon 8:44 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Orton is on a bye, so I’d start Matt Schaub πŸ™‚ Adding the rest of the guys now…except Dan Carpenter, since I don’t rank kickers.

        • Phootballer 3:46 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah didnt mean to put orton up there…

          I need help with my roster this week:
          1 WR 2 RB and 1WR/RB [STANDARD SCORING]

          WRs: Steve Smith (NYG), Johnny Knox, Davone Bess
          RBs: Michael Bush, Shonn Greene, Cedric Benson, Fred Jackson, Jonathan Stewart

          I’m thinking of using Steve Smith as WR and Johnny Knox has a potential flex spot (though Bess seems to be a viable option too against Balt (WR’s have been getting double digit targets against them))

          For RB, i was thinking of M. Bush and Greene with either Cedric or Stewart flexing. I know Stewart was a dud last week but perhaps he can make something happen as he starts again this week. Cedric has a tough match up but nonetheless is the primary back and will see lots of touches. F.Jackson is a primary back but it is buffalo against Chi….

          I think im having alot of trouble deciding RB obviously but also the flex because i am really liking johnny knox against seattle(despite cutler being sacked so many time – knox still gets alot of looks)

          • Brandon 9:32 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I vote WR-Smith, Flex-Knox, RB1-Benson, RB2-Stewart. Hope whatever you come up with works out for you though!

    • Robin Palm 5:26 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      DJax, M. Wallace

      Do you really like Keller over J.Witten this week? Kitna’s been feeding Witten the rock like no one’s business. I’m lucky enough to have both of them.

      • Brandon 8:46 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Good point on Witten/Keller. Just swapped their spots. Was originally giving too much weight to the opposing defenses, but even with a tougher opponent, Witten will still see more looks most likely while Kitna gets comfortable.

        I’ll add the other guys momentarily.

    • TJ 1:29 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon – can you fix the Google Docs link, it’s going to week 8 right now. Thanks.

      • Brandon 6:30 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        All set! I keep forgetting to update that…thanks for pointing it out πŸ™‚

    • Joe 8:21 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      NO and Buf DEF are on FA right now…. Everyone is talking Buf up this week but i am still hesitant. Will they do better then NO

      • Brandon 8:52 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Go with New Orleans. Just added them as my current top defense of the week!

    • JM 9:55 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      JM 5:56 pm on 11/03/2010 Permalink | Reply Miller is my one and only. I need depth, especially with bye week approaching. I thought about dropping Holmes..he hasn’t produced much and I have A. Johnson, Maclin, Crabtree, and L. Evans. RBs I have Mathews, Tolbert, Torain, Lynch and Bradshaw. Lynch hasn’t impressed either but his schedule keeps me holding on. Torain is injury prone. Who could I part ways with, in your opinion?? I will take all. I am 3-5 and should be at least 5-3. Injuries have killed me!

      • JM 9:57 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        This is in regard to picking up Tamme for TE depth…seems Z.Miller is battling an injury and is approaching a bye week.

        • Brandon 10:18 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just replied up top…but I think you need to go with Tamme over Miller due to bye week and injury concerns.

        • Brandon 9:33 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Keep an eye on Wells, as he might not even play. I’d go with Stewart though if DeAngelo Williams is ruled out for sure. He flopped last week, but give him one more shot.

          • Brandon 9:33 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            That’s if Wells doesn’t play…if he plays go with Beanie.

    • matt 11:21 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How about NYG D/ST?

      • Brandon 8:48 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them as the top defense of the week now that Charlie Whitehurst is starting for the Seahawks πŸ™‚

    • Jack 12:25 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi Brandon
      can you add brandon lafell, steve johnson, fitzpatrick, kitna, pettigrew, nate burleson?

      debating between NYG and ATL def – NYG seems to have a more favorable schedule, and their def is solid no?

      at this point, is it worth holding on to justin forsett or donald brown? I may be landing a trade where i gave up BJGE, zach miller (oak), for mcfadden… RB1-2 is AP and Jamaal charles.

      muchos thanks!

      • Brandon 9:26 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got those players on the list now. As for defense, go with the G-men…especially this week against Charlie Whitehurst and the Seahawks!

        As for your trade, do you have a flex spot? If so, Peterson, McFadden and Charles would be DOMINANT!

        Forsett is probably worth dumping if you have a better option at this point. Donald Brown should see more carries this week, but even he probably won’t put up 100 yards a week at any point this year.

    • Brian 2:51 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      RB: Moreno

      Trying to decide who’s better long term (season) Moreno or Blount?

      Trying to decided between starting Rice or Hillis? (have Mendy as other starter, non-ppr)

      And trying to decide if I give up on Hernandez and try to pick up Tamme?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Moreno is on a bye this week, so don’t start him if you were thinking about it πŸ™‚

        In the long term though it’s really tough to say. Even with limited action, I figure the Bucs will run the ball more and Blount has proven he has what it takes to be successful in the league. That doesn’t mean I would drop Moreno though.

        As for Rice and Hillis, I have Ray a few spots ahead right now, but it could go either way. Hillis is probably safer and should go for about 90 and a score. Rice could go for 70 and no score, but always has potential for a huge game.

        As for your tight end, you could probably go with Tamme. If he goes big, then you have him on your roster. If he does crappy, there’s a decent chance you can pick up Hernandez again next week.

    • Skinny 4:47 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Braylon Edwards wr & Steve Johnson wr ?

      • Brandon 9:25 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got them on there. Interestingly, I’ve got Johnson one spot ahead of Edwards.

    • Andy 4:54 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Joe Flacco

      Hines Ward

      Chris Ivory
      Tashard Choice
      Ronnie Brown
      Ricky Williams
      Darren Sproles

      Thanks for your help!

      • Brandon 9:24 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them. Lots of tricky running backs there, so good luck!

    • Chester 7:27 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Charlie Whitehurst, Is the giants D any good against the pass?

      • Brandon 8:45 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Please don’t start Whitehurst. The G-Men are the fourth best team in the league against opposing quarterbacks (in terms of fantasy points surrendered.) And that’s against experienced QB’s…not first timers!

    • Josh 11:34 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi

      I have brandon marshall, larry fitzgerald, marques colston, AND james jones in my team lol…
      I have 3 WR slots in my league so who should I bench?

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 8:47 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d bench James Jones. At least with the other guys you know you won’t get a goose egg!

    • Eric 9:35 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brandon,

      I’m in a bind. Should i start Fred Jackson, Ochocinco, or Jacobs in my final slot?

      Thanks, man.

      • Brandon 2:19 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        With the number of touchdowns he’s scored in the past couple games (while even racking up some decent yardage) I think you have to go with Brandon Jacobs. The Seahawks run defense is pretty bad too.

    • George B. 11:02 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Lance Moore, Jamaal Charles, and Ryan Mathews? Thanks!

      • Brandon 2:08 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got them on there now. Love Jamaal Charles this weekend. Should be a TON of running in that game!

    • Nero 12:14 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Collie is back! him or crayton?

      • Brandon 2:09 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Is it 100% yet? I’m still hearing that it’s not guaranteed that he’s back. Go with Crayton anyways. He should be the primary target against a terrible Texans secondary.

    • Reed 4:46 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How about Mike Williams (SEA)…Its either him or Ocho.

      • Brandon 10:30 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added him. Leaning towards Ochocinco. Both are up against some tough defenses though.

    • Joshua 12:20 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi I usually have Kyle Orton as my regular QB but he’s on a bye this week so I have Matthew Stafford and Josh Freeman as backup? Who should I start? Matthew Stafford did amazing last week but he’s up against Jets Defense and Josh Freeman has been putting solid numbers…

      Thanks for the helpp

      • Brandon 10:39 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I got Freeman one spot ahead of Stafford right now. I’m starting to get a little scared of that now-healthy Jets defense and doubt Stafford puts up the same numbers from last week. Freeman has been fairly consistent with 200+ yards and a score and will hopefully turn the ball over less than Stafford as well.

    • jack 1:05 pm on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brandon,

      Seyi tutu (sd) orjordy or brandon lafell for wr3? Philip rivers has to throw to someone right, esp with gates being out possibly…?

      Thanks

      • Brandon 9:48 am on November 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a tough one there. I know it would be exciting to start Seyi Ajirotutu and he should get a fair amount of looks, but he’s too untested for my liking. Brandon LaFell has been solid lately, but has a tough match-up with the Saints. I’d go with Nelson, who seems to have become Rodgers second favorite target behind Greg Jennings at this point. Good luck!

    • Vattana 4:02 pm on November 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brandon – I have three QB’s Vick, Eli Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger.. can you add manning please? (they’re all doing good right now.. so not sure who to play!)

      Thanks so much!

      • Brandon 10:32 am on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got Eli on there already, as #1! In fact, you have 3 of my 4 top ranked QB’s this week, so you really can’t go wrong. Good luck!

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