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  • Brandon 11:21 am on October 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Don’t laugh 

    Okay, you can laugh. Sadly/amazingly, this is my team in a league where I’m (not for long) in first place. You have to love when your backup running back is hurt the week you needed him as a BYE week fill-in. Earnest Graham filled in admirably in place of Brandon Jacobs though (NOT!) Let’s hope for a 50 point game from both Matthew Stafford AND Matt Forte! (More …)

     
    • james hance 5:43 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      shuld i do this trade i get Marshal (alredy had his bye) and S. greene he gets fitzgerald and J. stewart My Team——- Brees Hassleback, mccoy sproles (stewart) (fitzgerald) stevie johnson miles austin AJ green nate washington gregolson should i do the trade?

      • james hance 5:47 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        and if i do the trade who should i start @ WRs and 1 W/R austin AJ green stevie johnson or marshall?(can only start 3 ):

      • Brandon 9:47 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Not really loving this trade as Fitzgerald is the only solid player in the whole group. Would you ever even start Shonn Greene? He’d be your bye week fill-in I guess and then Marshall would just join your rotation of decent wide outs. Fitz is the only sure starter and I’d probably hang on to him.

        • james hance 11:00 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          but marshal alredy had his bye week

          • james hance 11:01 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            and i alredy did the trade which 3 shuld i start AJ green austin stevi johnson or marshal?

          • Brandon 11:05 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            hah, well in THAT case, as long as Miles Austin plays, you start him. Especially against the Patriots. As for the other two, you’ll have to wait for my rankings for my definitive answer, but I’m thinking Green and Stevie, since Marshall will be blanketed by Revis all afternoon.

            • james hance 12:39 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink

              OK THANX

    • MR 10:03 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Greg Olsen just came available in my league. Is it time to cut ties with either Dallas Clark or Fred Davis to pick him up?? Ben Watson is also available. I’m thinking of dropping both and picking him up also. Thoughts?? Thank you!

      • Brandon 10:07 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d keep Dallas Clark, but feel free to drop Fred Davis for Greg Olsen!

        • MR 10:22 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          thanks!! One more question… I have Larry Fitzgerald on a bye should I just play Lance Moore or Jacoby Ford??.. Or should I maybe swap one out (Jacoby Ford) for Heyward-Bey?? Thanks agian!

          • Brandon 10:58 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I think at this point I’d grab Heyward-Bey and ditch Ford. It could end up that they both have big weeks here and there and that there’s no clear-cut better guy, but Heyward-Bey is the hot hand at the moment.

    • JMac 12:34 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What do you think about Tebow?? I have Big Ben and Hasselbeck..I’m 1-4 and need a spark. Do I drop Hasselbeck and gamble on Tebow?? He may be this years Vick! And how do you feel about Wash Defense??

      • Brandon 1:23 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Grab Tebow for Hasselbeck for sure. As for the Washington defense, they seem to be fairly solid, but I’ve been rotating defenses almost weekly at this point anyways.

        • steeve 4:24 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          at what point is it okay to drop TB Mike Williams?

          He’s next to go on my team with short benches to make room for a 2nd defense because I want to rotate them as well, actually for Washington also..

          [After his must start status finishing the end of last season, I haven’t played him now since his week 2 debacle, and in this league where I can start as few as 1 WR if needed, he’s not going to be getting the start any time soon..]

          • Brandon 9:47 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            While I probably wouldn’t promote dropping him for a defense (unless scoring in the league favors defenses), he’s probably on a short leash in a league with your settings. Do you have two other solid WR’s so he’s expendable?

            • steeve 9:25 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink

              yeah I hear that.. nothing out of the ordinary as far as the scoring goes I don’t think, there are more ways to score than my other leagues but that’s across the board for all positions..

              we start WR, RB, WR/RB, WR/RB.. I have F.Jackson, A.Foster, Torain, Blount.. Fitzgerald, Harvin, D.Nelson & Mike Williams.. so I don’t have him any higher than Harvin or Nelson?

              and I was thinking of starting Washington (vs. Eagles) over San Francisco (vs Lions) but didn’t want to drop SF because after their BYE I don’t think I would need to swap them out much.

    • Will 12:54 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      I need a replacement for Decker this week. Projection says I should win anyway, so should I drop someone and pick up David Nelson (or anybody else), or just leave my roster as-is? I picked up Mike Nugent last week for Dan Bailey’s bye week but now I’m not sure if I should keep both or drop one.

      Starters
      ———–
      Josh Freeman QB
      Maurice Jones-Drew RB
      Fred Jackson RB
      Lesean Mccoy RB
      A.J. Green WR
      Eric Decker WR ** BYE **
      Jason Witten TE
      49ers D/ST
      Mike Nugent K

      Bench
      ————–
      Deangelo Williams Rb
      Brandon Lloyd WR ** BYE **
      Brandon Jacobs RB
      Willis Mcgahee RB ** BYE **
      Thomas Jones RB ** BYE **
      Dan Bailey K
      Jared Cook TE ** BYE **

      • Will 12:55 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        also picked up jared cook for witten’s bye week. could maybe drop him too. you’re the expert (despite your unfortunate upcoming week), so i trust your judgement lol

      • Brandon 1:26 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        No reason to carry two kickers. Drop whatever one you think is worse. Feel free to drop Thomas Jones also. Do you have a backup QB? If not, pick up Tebow if you can. Are any other WR’s on my waiver list available?

        • Will 1:49 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          not sure which kicker to drop, Bailey has a higher position ranking, but is only leading Nugent by like 3 pts. Nugent is up against a weaker team this week, i think… who do you think is going farther this year? more games = more potential points, no?

          I dropped Thomas Jones, claimed Tebow, but I’m 9th in waiver priority… so i’m crossing my fingers on that.

          As for WRs, Hines Ward is available, who is right above Nelson in your list. So is Malcolm Floyd, but he’s on a bye week as well. I’ll pick one up once I decide which kicker to ditch. hmmm

          oh btw, i’m now 2nd in my league! 4-1

      • Massie 5:44 am on October 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        As you know, there’s a very good chance Brandon Lloyd will be traded. How about trading someone for him before the other owners get to know that he will be traded?
        Would it be a good idea to give up someone like Julio Jones or what kind of player would you trade for him if you agree that it’s a good idea?
        I mean, if he goes to the Rams, he will definitely get lots of balls thrown his way….. or what? Thanks.

        • PFM 11:15 pm on October 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I’m actually thinking the opposite as I have Lloyd and have an owner who offered me Ryan Fitzpatrick and Julio Jones for Lloyd and Michael Bush. Rams have been doing nothing this year even with Lloyd I can’t see him being effective.

        • Brandon 12:05 pm on October 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I wouldn’t give up Julio Jones for Lloyd, but if you could get him cheap I guess it’s worth a shot. Just keep in mind that there’s a good chance he is less productive in the short term as he would have to get accustomed to a new offensive system.

    • Mel 4:22 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Is Victor Cruz this year’s Steven Smith for the Giants? I’m loving the amount of targets he’s getting, but some of his catches… are well… a bit ridiculous in more ways than one. Is he a keeper as a WR2 or a good sell-high opportunity?

      Also, is Tim Tebow the end of Eric Decker’s fantasy value?

      Thanks!

      • Mike 5:10 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Quick one Percy Harvin or DHB?? Also, If you had to bench two who would you choose; Branch, J Nelson, Holmes, Colston , Wayne, and the winner of the first question?

      • Brandon 9:56 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Depending on what you can get for Cruz, he’s a perfect sell-high candidate. He’s a great WR3 if that’s what you’re using him for though. As for Decker, I’m sure he’ll continue to get some looks, but it might take a little more time for him to rebuild some chemistry with Tebow. He’s probably not someone you’ll start over Cruz any time soon though.

    • james hance 5:14 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I could right now ppick up tebow 4 hassleback, i`d onlt start tebow in week 11(brees`s bye week) should i do it? and now that henne is gone is marshal worth keeping?

      • james hance 5:15 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        also should i pick up jermaine greshem 4 greg olson?

    • Alex U 7:24 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Got a trade offer: he gives me josh freeman and larry fitzgerald for phillip rivers

      • Alex U 7:25 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Is this a good deal?

      • Brandon 9:59 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Would Josh Freeman be your starter? I’m starting to lose hope on him this year. Are you in big need of an upgrade at WR too?

    • jack 7:29 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey Brandon,
      would you trade fitzpatrick for mike wallace or Chris johnson? my 3 WR=(smitty, AJgreen, a johnson, aromashodu) RB=(SJAX &Lynch, battle, dwyer) QB=Stafford. I guess, do you think the owner would bite on either?

      • Brandon 10:03 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t see the other guy going for either, but you might try to get Chris Johnson first, since your RB corps is not as strong. Mike Wallace would be awesome too though!

        • jack 3:14 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          was afraid you might say he wouldn’t bite.
          what if i threw in a good ol 2fer1, lynch and fitz for wallace? he declared he needed a QB on the forum

    • james hance 7:46 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey brandon quick question who should i start? 2 RBs i have mcCoy sproles and shonn green and for next week i have jackie battle which 2 should i start?

      • Brandon 9:35 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hey dude, either you got a really sneaky virus or you’re posting a bunch of B.S. on the site. The comments have your IP address and we can see the little conversation you seem to be having with yourself. Just so you know…

        • james hance 10:48 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          i`m very sorry, i was bored

          • james hance 10:49 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            it wont happen again i promise

    • Culver 9:25 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is it time to sell high on Eric Decker? He came on strong because Orton looked his way often and in the red zone, and I’m not so confident Tebow will do either.

      • Brandon 10:01 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        If you can sell high on him now, go for it, but I’m thinking after last week’s negative yardage outing that might be hard to do 🙂

    • JMac 11:33 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Looking to add V. Cruz for Washington and jackie Battle for Hightower possibly?? Other rbs are f.jones, tolbert and jacobs. I need someone with starting potential. What do you think??

    • Dennis 1:15 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I have a question for Week 7…I am last on the waiver wire, so I’d like to think ahead and grab a solid starter this week (Gore will be out and I have no usable backup). I am mainly looking for a week 7 plug-in, though perhaps some of these guys have long-term potential.

      Between Jackie Battle, Earnest Graham, Delonte Carter, Pierre Thomas, Monatrio Hardesty, Knowshon Moreno, Bernard Scott and Reggie Bush, who do you think is the most likely to actually play as a starter next week and produce?

      Thanks!

    • Eddie 2:37 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I trade Matt Ryan for Deion Branch? I need a third WR going into the bye weeks and have Stafford and Tebow. Thanks!

      • Eddie 6:27 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Forget the above trade, but does this make sense: I get Stafford and Ingram and give him Jahvid Best and Michael Bush? Thanks!

        • Brandon 12:10 pm on October 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I’d do that trade as long as you have some other decent RBs.

    • Chas 3:00 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Need to pick 2 of 4. Standard ppr league.

      shonn greene, ryan torain, daniel thomas, pierre garcon.

      Thanks

      • nate 6:33 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        IF it were me I would go Green, Thomas, just cause I dont like torain and garcon….thats all im basing on.

      • Brandon 12:09 pm on October 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d roll with Torain and Garcon actually. Garcon is the hot hand right now so stick with him. Torain is against the worst run defense in the league. Greene is never inspiring and Thomas has injury worries and plays Monday night, so he’s a bit risky. Good luck!

  • Brandon 10:39 am on October 10, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: Jackie goes to Battle for your team (except next week) 

    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.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists! Anyways, another running back has a breakout week, only to go on a BYE the following week. Always confuses people…

     
    • TJ 11:57 am on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which of these WRs to drop for Cruz: Washington, JNelson, A Brown (return yards league – Brown has averaged 12 PTs/game here). I’m leaning Jordy, he’s great but the inconsistency is killing me.

      • Brandon 1:56 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Of the group, it seems that Nelson has become the most inconsistent, but his upside is also higher than the other two most weeks. Cruz on the other hand has huge upside and his consistency is starting to show itself as he has taken over the WR2 gig from Mario Manningham. If you don’t start him, you might drop Nate Washington who will continue to compete with Jared Cook, more carries for Chris Johnson and second year WR Damian Williams.

        • TJ 1:31 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, Brandon. Any opinions on a D/St of the week – return yards count (1 per 10 kick return, per 20 punt return yards – making even NE a decent D in our league…). Here’s whats out there: Min (@Chi), CIN (vs Indy), Hou (no Mario, @ BAL), Buf @NYG, NE vs Dal, OAK (vsCLE), ATL (vs Car), Mia.

          • Brandon 1:45 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I’m targeting Cincinnati in some of my leagues this week. Hopefully they should do alright against the Colts at home. Good luck!

      • Mike 5:19 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Quick one Percy Harvin or DHB?? Also, If you had to bench two who would you choose; Branch, J Nelson, Holmes, Colston , Wayne, and the winner of the first question?

        • nate 6:26 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I need help…pick two to start….Ryan Grant, Crabtree, Dallas Clark, Kendall Hunter, Massaquoi….I have some byes, and some injuries to flex position.

    • Neil 1:12 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think I should drop to get Moore (QB-MIA). Tarvaris has a bye and I need a fill-in. Torrey Smith (WR), James Casey (RB/TE), Eric Decker (WR – BYE), Jordy Nelson (WR), Mario Manningham (WR), Nate Burleson (WR). The spots with a Bye this week for me are 1QB and 1W/T.

      • Brandon 1:57 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ditch James Casey. The guy had one fluky big game and hasn’t done squat in any other week.

    • Randy 9:59 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in a 12-team, standard league; we start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, and 1 RB/WR/TE. Would you consider any QBs mentioned above as an upgrade over Cutler as backup QB? Also, I have Foster, Felix J, Best, Ridley, and Ben Tate at RB, and Fitzgerald, Mike Williams (TB), Harvin, and Manningham at WR. I’m defintely looking to drop Tate for someone, and am considering dropping one of my unproductive WRs as well. What would you do in my shoes? I’m 1-4 in my league, so I’d appreciate any advice you may have… Thanks!!

      • Randy 10:06 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        P.S. I should mention the names who are available as free agents at this time; QB – Painter, Tebow, Alex Smith, Dalton; RB – Jackie Battle, Delone Carter, Bernard Scott; WR – Heyward-Bey, Doug Baldwin, Steve Breaston, Malcom Floyd, Greg Little. Also, because we don’t have a waiver wire process (we have a free-for-all free agency period staring at 9PM on Tues) I have to be focused and prioritized regarding any moves I make… Thanks again!

        • james hance 9:32 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          pick up dalton keep ur RBs drop maningham 4 breaston u have a REALY good team i dont know y ur 1-4

      • Brandon 9:42 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Who is your starting quarterback? If you want a gamble with relatively high upside, go for Tim Tebow (as long as he’s named the starter.) He’ll rack up the rushing yards and get some rushing TD’s in addition to his passing stats. At running back, grab Battle over Tate and possibly Baldwin/Heyward-Bey/Breaston over Manningham…although that’s not a huge upgrade anyways.

        • Randy 10:10 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, my starting QB is Romo, so I’m not sure if my backup should be someone with lower risk/reward in case Romo gets injured (since his bye was week 5), or someone with high upside in case I want to insert him on a matchup basis. I feel like “on paper”, my roster is decent, but my WRs in particular are all being shut down it seems…

        • Randy 10:12 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I’m also curious if you like Jared Cook over Fred Davis at a backup TE. My starter is Vernon Davis… Thanks again!

          • Brandon 1:46 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            They’re both going to be fairly inconsistent, but in the short term I like Cook over Davis. If Davis returns from the BYE with a bang though then maybe I switch my allegiances. 🙂

            • Randy 5:36 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink

              Thanks for the advice! (and needless to say, I did not post the comment above).

            • james hance 11:02 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink

              then who did?

            • Brandon 11:07 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink

              The answer is you (james hance), as it was one of your hilarious comments that have since been removed from the site.

            • james hance 12:22 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink

              how did u kno it was me?

            • Brandon 12:49 pm on October 12, 2011 Permalink

              We are all-knowing…hence the awesome fantasy football advice.

    • Eddie 4:38 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I just got this offer: he gives me Ingram and Stafford, I give him Jahvid Best and Michael Bush. On the surface it seems like a great deal. I have Matt Ryan and no backup, and I still have Chris Johnson, Mcgahee, Benson, Addai, and Torain. He has Brees so he’s not worried about losing Stafford. Should I push for a better trade or jump on it?

      • james hance 4:39 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        try getting a better RB from him jevan best is rly good!

      • Vince 8:41 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I have Dez Bryant, Wes Welker as my starting WR’s, in reserve I also have Victor Cruz that is sitting on my bench. Most all the experts say start Bryant over Cruz since they’re playing NE Patriots, worst pass defense in the league. Here’s my concern……Miles Austin is back. Jason Witten is playing as well, thoughts???

    • james hance 11:01 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      greshem or greg olsen?

      • nate 6:28 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I like Gresham against colts.

    • Randy 11:32 am on October 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well, after yesterday’s free agency period, I opted to grab Cassel as a backup to Romo (dropping Cutler) and dropping Ben Tate for Heyward-Bey. Thanks for your advice! Just to confirm, if I need to drop one of my WRs in the near future to open up spots elsewhere, would Manningham be the one to sacrifice? And what do you think of Greg Little’s and Mark Clayton’s prospects (once Clayton returns in a week or two)? Thanks again!

    • eli kkkkkk 8:03 pm on October 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      k thanx

  • Brandon 9:10 am on October 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Working on this week’s waiver wire post, but the obvious names that come to mind are Jackie Battle, Jonathan Dwyer and Tim Tebow (if you’re a believer!)

     
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