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  • Brandon 1:54 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink
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    Remember, a great way to work the waiver wire is to make sure you have the Pickemfirst extension/plug-in (@Pickemfirst) installed on your browser (and configured with your fantasy football league), then open our current The Wire post and click the button to show you which guys are free agents and which are already owned.

    • Anthony 6:22 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      UGH what do i do at WR? Miles austin and cowboys have a bye this week. I have Stevie Johnson at flex, Mike Wallace, And would u pick Erick Decker @ GB, or David Nelson @ CIN to fill in??? Or maybe try to find someone else on waivers???
      Also at RB i havent been getting alot of productions out of blount and benjarvus ellis. I also have ben tate on the bench and LT. I think blount has to start even though hes been bad to this point and who else? LT ???

      • Brandon 9:16 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        At wide receiver, you could probably start either Decker or Nelson and get decent stats. Once I put up the rankings for this week I’ll let you know who is the better play. At running back, you might want to start Tate with Blount if it seems that Arian Foster won’t get 100% of the carries. If it looks like Foster is doing alright though and will play, LT is a good risk/reward play. Green-Ellis could start to lose carries to Steven Ridley.

    • Squish 11:40 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply


      I need some trade advice. I’m the run away first place team in a money league. It’s PPR 2WR, 2RB, 1Flex but I think I can improve. Problem is I’m terrible at getting trades done. My team looks like this:

      QB – Fitz/Cutler
      WR – Welker/Bowe/Harvin/Thomas/D. Moore
      RB – Rice/McFadden/Forte/Mathews/Benson
      TE – Witten

      I’m looking to upgrade at WR2 and have excess depth at RB but am unsure of who to trade. Is it too early to trade Mathews? I have a feeling he’s going to have more value next week after he solidifies his RB1 production. Do you have any suggestions for which RB to trade or which WRs to target?


      • Brandon 1:38 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Regarding Mathews, it depends on how the other guys in the league feel about him. I’m sure if there’s someone who thinks he’ll be great down the stretch, you could package him with Darnarius Moore or Harvin and get a pretty awesome receiver…guys like Fitzgerald or Jennings or Wallace comes to mind. If no one has bought into him yet, you could do the same with Forte and keep Mathews for yourself?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Although Forte is a PPR machine usually, so he’s a pretty awesome flex play for your team.

    • Brandon 3:30 am on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m wondering if one of my current WR is worth dropping to pick up Nate Washington; I have Fitzgerald, Bowe, Steve Johnson, Boldin, Harvin, and Denarius Moore.. I was actually thinking about dropping Boldin unless someone tells me that’s a completely dumb idea.. Washington with Britt still in was starting off well this season. While Boldin has been not off so well.. Harvin looks like he’s going to picking up steam and Moore has that lure of explosive potential that makes me want to keep hold of him.. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance..

      • Brandon 1:58 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t drop Boldin, since he seems to be doing pretty solid and has been very consistent so far. It’s tough because you have a lot of guys with similar stats. Have you thought of trying to trade a couple of them for an upgrade? Then maybe you could scoop up Nate Washington to replace one? If there are any Percy Harvin believers in your league, maybe you could package him with Denarius Moore or even Boldin and get a guy like Vincent Jackson? Fitzgerald, Stevie Johnson and V-Jax would be pretty nice…with Washington and some others on the bench.

        If you don’t do any trades though, it might not be worth making a move right now. Your bench guys are very similar in upside to Washington.

    • Mal 6:00 am on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Trade proposed

      Dez Bryant (mine) for Ben Tate (theres)


      2 WR slots (VJax, Colston, Bryant, Henderson, McCluster)
      2 RB slots (Foster, Hillis, J Stew, Hardesty, Caddilac)

      On paper Foster and Hillis are badass but if they keep not front i’m in trouble!

      What are your thoughts???


      • Brandon 1:48 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Can you trade Henderson or Colston instead? That way you wouldn’t have to worry about who to start of your Saints receivers 🙂

        Otherwise, the trade is good for you in the short term and gives you some insurance for Foster, but in the long term, once Bryant is healthy, your trade partner will get the better end of the deal most likely.

        • Mal 8:13 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Colston and Foster are back this week- I’m pretty much losing a half decent WR for a handcuff (one would assume Foster will be the starting fantasy option over Tate). I’m hedign myself against a hamstring re aggravation… hmmmm

    • MR 1:50 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      3-0 this year and now lost Kenny Britt. ….Wondering if there is anything I can or should do to keep this team winning. My team now is…….

      Matt Schaub, Larry Fitzgerald, Dez Bryant, Steve Smith (Car), Lance Moore, Jacoby Ford( I just picked up),
      Ray Rice, Ahmad Bradshaw, Ryan Mathews, Michael Bush.

      Should I stick with what I got? or look for an upgrade? Denarious Moore, Nate Washington, Torrey Smith are already picked up off waivers. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks a lot!!

      • Brandon 2:06 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like you have a decent team there without Britt. Not sure who’s available on free agency in terms of receivers, but if Jacoby Ford (who you just picked up) can start making an impact in the Raiders passing game, he might help you out and you won’t have to worry about it.

    • Jake 5:18 pm on September 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m 3-0 in one of my leagues, but 1-2 in another which is giving me big headaches as of recent times. The problematic roster consists of;

      QB Tony Romo
      QB Jay Cutler
      WR Santana Moss
      WR Steve Smith
      WR Jeremy Maclin
      RB MJD
      RB Jahvid Best
      TE Fred Davis
      W/R Fred Jackson
      K David Akers
      DEF San Fran
      D Lawrence Timmons

      Bench; Arian Foster, Robert Meachem, Reggie Bush, Jared Cook, James Starks, Tedd Ginn Jr., Alex Henery, Carson Palmer

      Obviously holding onto Palmer still hasn’t paid off, and with bye weeks coming up, and in a 2 QB, 12 person league, there are literally not even scraps for me to pick up right now. The guy who just snatched up Orlovsky, also has Dalton and Collins on his bench, and is willing to trade for even Dalton, but he expects way too much.

      Do you have any advice on what to do for week 4 (perhaps even a smart offer to make) and the upcoming –starting in a week– bye weeks?

      I appreciate your help man.

  • Brandon 10:34 am on September 27, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 3: What can Brown (and Washington and Scott) do for you? 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding, green is guys to target, yellow is guys to wait on (except in deeper leagues) and red is one-hit-wonders.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Just to highlight a few names, sneak a peak at running back Bernard Scott and wide receivers Antonio Brown and Nate Washington…

    • Lab 10:43 am on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Do you mean Greg Olsen in Carolina?

      • Brandon 10:46 am on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the catch! Copy paste error. Fixed.

    • Brian 7:51 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you had to drop one of these two who would it be: (.5 ppr) Lance Moore or Santana Moss.

      I am stacked at WR (Wallace, Nicks, S Smith(car), Stevie J, and one of the above, but very thin at RB (Moreno is my only backup to Rice and Mathews.) I have been trying to work trades hard but my league is scared to deal and I don’t get emails back from anyone.

      Want to target Daniel Thomas for depth as he is still available, but hate dropping either of those guys, but I think I have to with Byes approaching.

      • Brandon 9:07 pm on September 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yeah it’d be worth dropping either of them for Daniel Thomas to beef up your running back depth. I guess I’d drop Lance Moore, as he’s less consistent and once Marques Colston is back could lose some looks. Santana Moss has been the definition of consistency so far this year and there’s no reason to think he’ll fall off.

  • Brandon 9:27 am on September 27, 2011 Permalink

    Currently working on this weeks waiver wire list, so feel free to follow along as I update. Just know that it’s not finished until I say it is 🙂

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