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  • Brandon 10:04 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 11: Thursday Night Football edition 

    With another Thursday Night Football game quickly approaching, it seemed like a good time to get to the first batch of Ask the Geek questions that have been piling up. As usual, you can leave your inquiries here or leave them as comments on this post!

    Also, make sure to leave your feedback on our commenting system here at FFGeekBlog.com so we can figure out if we need to revise the system or not.

    James asks…

    Getting close to end of regular season and i am going to be one of those teams fighting for a playoff spot. This week is a must win for my team. But i lost Turner for this week(hopefully only 1 week,) I am starting Cutler, Colts D. and Olsen @ T.E. I need help deciding on 2 RBs and 2WRs.

    WR Options= Sims-Walker, Boldin, Evans, and Roddy White.
    RB Options= Jamaal Charles, Jamal Lewis, Knowshon Moreno, and Justin Forsett.

    Please let me know who you would expect to be the most productive lineup this week.

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    • Adam 11:15 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK…I went into emergency pickup mode after Turner went down last week. I even dropped my middle of the road Kicker and my week-by-week Defense to make sure I had choices at backup RB. Now it comes time to drop 2 players to pick up a K and Def for this weekend. Who should I drop?

      Snelling (I’m thinking drop, but he is Turner’s handcuff)
      Moats (I’m thinking RBBC with less upside, so drop)
      Forsett (potentially big upside, so don’t drop)
      Maroney (good playoff schedule, though Morris likely coming back soon)
      Austin Collie (probably not drop)
      Donald Brown (injured and RB2, but is a Colt)
      Greg Olsen (I have Celek and only play 1 TE)

      Thanks!!

      • e-roc 11:46 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Adam, IMO, my vote is for Olsen who blew his proverbial fantasy wad in Week 9. Moats would get my #2 vote based on your comment about his RBBC situation. Who is your #2 RB behind Turner?

        • Adam 1:36 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve been troubled in RB this season (though killing in QB and WR, and therefore 9-1). My other RBs are Hightower, Kevin Smith and Jamaal Charles. We start 2 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 3 Flex. 1 point per 5 receptions. 8 person league in which no one seems to want to trade.

        • e-roc 1:55 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With Smith, Charles and Hightower (since Beanie is so injury prone), I think it should make it easier to drop Moats if you want to hold onto Olsen for insurance (and future cupcake matchups).

      • Brandon 2:44 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t be against dropping Ryan Moats, Donald Brown or Greg Olsen (although he has a great match-up this week.)

    • Anthony 11:19 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need three out of the following (atleast one WR): Devin Hester, Cadillac Williams, Laurence Maroney, Chester Taylor, Mike Sims Walker, Robert Meachem, Bernard Scott

      • e-roc 11:48 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ouch. IMHO – Caddy, Maroney, Meachem.

      • Brandon 2:35 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Anthony, I have to disagree with E-Roc on this one. Of that group, this week I like Bernard Scott, Devin Hester and I’ll also go with Robert Meachem as the high risk/high reward play of the week (although it pains me not to recommend Sims-Walker!)

        • Squish 11:28 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL! I need to get a picture of this one Brandon! No MSW?! Surely the world is going to end!

          I like Scott, Cadillac/Maroney (Caddi based on matchup) and MSW actually. Hester is not worth a start until Cutler gets his act together. MSW is a risk/reward player. he’s never played Buffalo. MJD will likely be used all day but Buffalo’s pass defense isn’t as good as it looks on paper. They only allow 200 passing yards per game because they can’t stop the run. With the Jags being a team that constantly goes away from what the matchup suggests, I’d expect Garrard to throw a TD or two today. There’s just no way I can recommend a WR3 over a WR1 so Meachem is out. He could have a big game but he simply shouldn’t. Does anyone else realize he only has 20 targets the entire season? MSW has 3 times that! Go with him.

    • e-roc 11:51 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – thanks again! After 10 weeks, I’m sitting atop the league in points and wins. I hope LeSean McCoy pulls a DAW impression!

      • Brandon 2:43 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! I’m not quite sure what you mean about a DeAngelo Williams impression, but hopefully it’s more like a Ricky Williams impression.

    • aker 12:19 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need a RB2 (AP is my RB1). My options: Forsett, Jamal Lewis, Bradshaw, Betts. I know you’re not high on Forsett’s matchup. Betts against the Cowboys…not great. Can’t get excited about Lewis, but maybe that’s the best bet? Thanks for your help!!

      • e-roc 2:46 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        One vote for Jamal Lewis… 1/2 vote for Betts.

      • Brandon 2:38 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I halfheartedly recommend Jamal Lewis, but if he doesn’t put up numbers this week, I’ll never recommend him again.

      • aker 2:50 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        thanks guys. yeah, if Lewis can’t produce against detroit (which i’m clearly not at all confident he will) he should just go quietly into that good night. but, i will take the half-hearted advice and give him the nod. great blog!

      • Squish 11:19 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Betts is definitely one of my sleepers for the week but I don’t see how you can bench Lewis.

    • matt M 2:58 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Barber, Wells, or Bradshaw this week? I was thinking Wells against a weak STL D.

      • Brandon 2:39 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Beanie Wells as well, especially with Jerry Jones screaming about Felix Jones getting the ball more often (and therefor hurting Barber’s production.)

        • Squish 11:16 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed. If Beanie gets carries he’ll have a great day against STL. The only issue is whether Arizona will run the ball at all…

    • ryan 3:21 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi guys.

      Which wr would you start?

      Cotchery vs NE, or Maclin vs Chicago? I have Randy Moss in the other slot.

    • Ken 4:22 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for answering my question on here. Wasn’t sure if my question was gonna get used, so thats pretty much how I have my line up. The reassurance is nice though.

      I did drop Lewis to lock up chris cooley since my TE situation is Heap and Jermichael Finley. So I have Addai as RB1 and Forsett as RB2. I’m not a huge fan of Forsett in the spot. But I wouldn’t have been with him against arizona either. I don’t expect another 123 yards, but I’m hoping his talent as a receiver will help push his numbers up to a respectable number. Or at least better then Lewis lol

      If Lewis is going to have a good game, this would be the week. And I signed him last week specifically for this game. But after watching monday nights game, I just don’t see him having a big game. The best he’s done is 11 points in my league. Thats his best. And he gave up a lot of touches to Cribbs and Jennings last week.

      Detroits not awesome against the run, but their big weakness is certainly their passing game. So Im wondering how much Lewis is actually going to do. I think with limited touches, he’s gotta score to be worth it, and we all know how often that happens with the browns.

      Im in a PPR league, so if Forsett gets 5 or 6 receptions for 40-60 yards thats 7 – 9 points right there. Plus whatever rushing yards, and he’s got a decent chance to score too.

      But I left myself enough time with waivers to pick lewis back up if i need to haha

    • Helplease 8:53 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Getting close to end of regular season and i am going to be one of those teams fighting for a playoff spot. This week is a must win for my team. But i lost Ronnie Brown. Here is my team :

      QBs
      Donovan McNabb
      Eli Manning
      RBs
      Maurice Jones-Drew
      Jason Snelling
      Kevin Smith
      WRs
      Santana Moss
      Santonio Holmes
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Steve Breaston
      Michael Crabtree
      TEs
      Zach Miller
      Fred Davis
      Def
      Arizona Cardinals
      Philadelphia Eagle

      This is a PPR With 1 QB 2 RBs 2 WRs 1 Flex 1 TE 1 Def

      My line up goes as follows

      Donovan McNabb
      Maurice Jones-Drew
      Kevin Smith
      Santonio Holmes
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Steve Breaston
      Fred Davis
      Philadelphia Eagle

      As I said before this is a must win and I just want to hear a good second opinion

      Thanks

    • randy bo 6:19 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      forcett or moroney…….help please…great site btw.

      • Brandon 10:04 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Randy, although I don’t like his match-up all that much, Justin Forsett is still a better play than Laurence Maroney. Good luck!

    • james 11:14 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, or Vince young? Standard Scoring 1 Starting QB Leauge. Who should end up with more Fantasy Points?

      • Brandon 10:07 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately you have the same options I have (minus Vince Young) in one of my leagues and I’m going with Jay Cutler. He hasn’t thrown as many interceptions at home and although he has a tough match-up, I think he has more potential than those other guys.

  • Brandon 1:18 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 9: Desperate Times 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week nine. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    Before we start, don’t forget to enter in our contest to win a $50 NFL.com gift card!

    This week the talent is really starting to fall off the cliff, with the only real interesting additions to the list being Texans’ running back Ryan Moats and Chargers’ receiver Malcom Floyd…but even they don’t raise all that much excitement. Anyways, here’s the guys that are still available out there in case you’re in desperate need of help at a position. Hopefully you don’t have to rely on these guys too much!
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    • e-roc 4:07 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – In a non-keeper, would you rather own Cotchery, Maclin, or Wallace?

      • Brandon 4:23 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think Maclin has the most upside of that group. He’s liable to put up a crappy game every once in a while, but he’s getting plenty of looks each game and has big play potential.

    • Amir 4:07 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was reading some blogs on ESPN and it said Kevin Walter might be the biggest benefactor with Owen Daniels going down — any thoughts on that? and do you think hes worth going out there and trying to trade for?

      • Matt 4:22 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t say that it definitely means Walter’s production will increase. Sure, Schaub will be paying more attention to him, but so will opposing defenses. Walter’s been extremely inconsistent throughout his career, so I don’t think the loss of Daniels is going to make him a fantasy star or even a reliable every-week starter. If you’re thinking of him as a backup and bye-week plugin then yeah, he might be a slightly better one of those with Daniels gone.

        • Squish 8:49 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          A lot of people seem to think that someone always benefits when a great receiver goes down. I find this to be a poor thought process. If anything a team obviously gets worse when a guy goes down. Some other player may get more targets than normal but the chains won’t be moved like normal.

          I mean, did you see any viable benefactors arise in Detroit while CJ was out? Any big benefactors in NE because Welker was out (well Edelman had 1 good game I guess).

          I don’t see Walter doing much this week either way and you’ll know more about his role next week and you’ll still be able to pick him up. If you already have him then feel free to hang on. Problem is AJ and Slaton are still the most targeted active players on the team. I don’t see that changing.

    • Glory Hog 7:21 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon: Should I trade: Frank Gore/Glen Coffee/Jerome Harrison for Mendenhall/Lesean McCoy/Derrick Mason?
      It’s a non-ppr league and I have:
      RB: Deangelo Williams, Mike Bell
      WR: Randy Moss, Greg Jennings, Brent Celek, Percy Harvin

      • Brandon 4:48 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like this trade. Basically you’re trading Gore for Mendenhall, McCoy and Mason…sounds like a good deal to me! Gore is solid, but won’t get you a whole lot more points from week to week than Mendenhall and the rest of the guys are just a bonus.

        • Squish 8:52 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Watch out here. You are getting the obvious better deal but… backups tend to be a hot commodity down the stretch since they frequently start during playoff weeks. I’d say go for it but only because Harrison will be useless regardless of whether he start or not and because McCoy should start during the playoff weeks. Mendenthal is near equal value for Gore so you won’t lose much there. I’d say go for it.

    • GloryHog 7:29 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a Non-PPR league that starts 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, should I trade:
      Frank Gore/Glen Coffee/Jerome Harrison for Mendenhall/Lesean Mccoy/Derrick Mason.
      I have at RB: Deangelo Williams, Mike Bell
      I have WR: Randy Moss, Gregg Jennings, Brent Celek, Percy Harvin

    • apk42 9:27 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ya’ll

      Just can’t wait for the start or sit thread!

      Brown, McCoy, Wells, Moreno.

      Need 2

      what would you do?

      • GloryHog 12:23 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Moreno, Brown

      • Brandon 5:24 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Glory Hog…go with Ronnie Brown and Knowshon Moreno.

        • apk42 6:19 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Even though Ronnie is @NewEngland?

        • Squish 8:56 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Brown is a wild card this week since nobody really knows how NE will stack up against the wildcat. that being said, if you have him you pretty much must start him. I’d say stay away from Moreno as he’s not even the primary back in Denver in terms of touches and he’s facing the second best run defense in the league.

          I’d play Brown and McCoy if McCoy starts and Brown and Moreno if he doesn’t.

    • apk42 9:27 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      re: Hey Ya’ll

      (ronnie brown)

      • Squish 8:57 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        See my post above. Don’t sweat Brown’s matchup. NE’s giving up an average of 110 yards on the ground (17th) from week to week.

    • Mal 8:28 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys I’ve got Jacobs Turner Portis as my RB (have to start 2 each week) and being offered Forte for Jacobs- thoughts???

      Jacobs splits carries which is painful and Forte doesn’t? I think? However Bears struggle? hmmm?

      • B Cole 9:20 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s funny, I was just about to offer that trade to someone. Jacobs has a much easier schedule down the stretch — only top 10 run defenses he faces are the Broncos and Vikings (in wk 17). Forte on the other hand goes up against the Vikings twice, the 49ers, the Cardinals, the Packers, and the Ravens and, given the way Forte’s been playing, I’d prefer Jacobs.

      • Mal 10:56 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your input B, I did notice that- it’s just so painful with Jacobs splitting carries 50/50 with bradshaw and I was livid when bradshaw took the goal line carry when it was jacob’s drive =[

      • Mal 10:58 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        yeah very valid point- Jacobs splitting 50/50 with bradshaw is killer + losing that goal line carry on the weekend when it was jacobs drive was cut throat- i was livid!

      • Matt 11:22 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough call Mal. I’d lean toward Forte just because of my preference for feature backs. If it’s a PPR league, then I think Forte’s the clear pick. The matchups do stink for Forte going forward, but I still think he’ll be more consistent down the stretch.

        • B Cole 12:55 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Matt,

          What if it’s not a PPR league?

          I am trying to get rid of Forte while his rare double-digit performance is fresh in everyone’s minds. How would you compare him to, say, Marion Barber? Who else would be a reasonable one-for-one?

        • Matt 2:38 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @B Cole – It isn’t a bad idea to shop Forte around this week after a big game. I wouldn’t give him away for Barber, though. In our non-PPR League of Champions, Forte has 78 fantasy points to Barber’s 72, and Forte’s ceiling is higher given that he gets his hands on the ball more than Barber (16.9 carries per game vs. 14.3 for Barber) and more importantly has crossed the 25-carry threshold twice this season, while Barber has had 15 or fewer carries in all but one game.

          If you’re going to trade him, do it now – he’s not likely to look good against the tough Cards rush D. But get something better for him than Barber.

        • Matt 2:46 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Also, remember that the Bears offense is still figuring itself out with Cutler at the helm. They’ve got some talented pieces but haven’t put it all together yet. A blowout win over a JV team like the Browns might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Forte’s performance is 100% tied to the offensive line figuring out the whole pass-protection thing, thus allowing Cutler to be Cutler, thus forcing defenses to respect the pass, thus opening up some room for Forte to operate. I’m relatively confident that just by virtue of time and experience, the offense will look better in the second half of the season, and Forte’s numbers will improve.

        • Mal 7:03 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Apologies for the double post the first one said there was an error so I thought it didn’t post :S

          As for Forte-Jacobs this is a real doozy and some of those comments Matt I hadn’t considered but are very relevant. Being in Australia I haven’t caught a Bears game on tv all year so I haven’t seen Forte truck it up in the flesh either.

          It’s a non PPR league- what are your thoughts Brandon?

        • Squish 9:03 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m still not touching Forte with a 10 foot stick. He has a horrible playoff stretch and should be benched the whole way. For most leagues his final 3 match-ups are GB, @Balt, Minn. Trust me when I say you don’t want any of that. My grandma is a better start during that stretch.

    • meany1413 1:04 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys
      I’m once again stuck on who i should start at wide receiver this week. I have steve smith (nyg), Brandon Marshall, Derrick Mason, Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Breaston and Jeremy Maclin. I need to start 3. What do you think? Thanks

      • Squish 9:12 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d have to say Marshall, Mason and MSW (as hard as it might be to start him again). Maclin is a flier but he doesn’t get the amount of targets the others do. Breaston is only really viable on your team if Boldin or Fitz are out and they look to be healthy again for the most part.

      • Brandon 2:42 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish here, go with Marshall, Mason and Sims-Walker. Steve Smith is a close fourth, but he has a tough match-up against the Chargers and I think the Giants will rely heavily on the running game this week.

    • LT 8:07 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon/Matt! I survived week 8 (thanks btw), a very, very close one. I need help on my flex spot (non-PPR)… my options are:
      Ryan Moats (one week wonder???)
      Ricky Williams
      Steve Smith (NYG)
      Austin Collie
      A. Bradshaw

      Thanks!

      • Squish 9:07 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I gotta go with Ricky Williams there. Steve Smith is a roughly equal play but in equal situations you always go with the RB since they are guaranteed more touches.

      • Brandon 2:44 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish. Steve Smith is a close second, but I don’t like his match-up this week (although honestly I hope Ricky Williams has a bad day, as he’s playing the Patriots!)

    • Stone 10:21 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m offering to trade Barber + (L Coles, K Walter, or M Wallace) for any Tier 1 receiver. This will leave me with no backup RBs to R Rice and M Turner. Good idea/bad idea? Welker and S Smith (car) are my other WR starts.

      • Squish 4:35 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        What kind of format league are you in? Is there a flex position and how many WRs do you start?

        Normally I’d say go for it. If you could get Fitz or Wayne for Barber and Coles, it would be a steal especially if it’s a PPR league. What does your waiver wire look like? What are some of the top RB prospects on it? As long as someone decent is on it to grab in an emergency, you should be fine. I say you go for it. Maybe afterward try to shop around Steve Smith or the WR you acquired for another first rate RB.

        • Stone 1:42 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. It’s a 3WR non-PPR league, no flex. RBs left include J Stewart, J Charles, L Maroney, D Sproles. If there are no takers, do you recommend Wallace over Coles or Walter this week?

      • Brandon 2:48 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depending on the receiver you get, this can be a good trade. I’d scoop up Jonathan Stewart in the meantime to give you some depth at running back. As for which receiver to go with this week, I like Kevin Walter the best out of that group as I think he’ll see a few more targets with Owen Daniels out of the line-up.

        • Squish 6:01 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It’s your choice of who to pick up off waivers as your RB but definitely go ahead with the trade. A good one week fill-in at RB is Charles but long term it’s likely Stewart or Sproles. I’d also recommend Walter this week. He’ll be guaranteed more looks than Wallace or Coles this week which is all that really counts in my book.

    • Frank 1:12 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could really use some trade advice, I’m in a league that starts 3 WR, 2RB and a flex, my receivers are Roddy White, Maclin, Knox, Roy Williams, Coles and Andre Caldwell and my running backs are Michael Turner, Ryan Grant, Felix Jones, Mewelde Moore, and Derrick Ward. I have been offered Ricky Williams and Nate Burleson for Roddy White. I’m looking at plugging in Burleson with Maclin and the better matchup the rest of the way among roy williams, coles, and knox and playing Ricky Williams, Grant and Turner as my 2 RB and flex. Should I pull the trigger on the trade? I worry being left without an elite WR.

      • Brandon 2:51 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t do this trade. You’re trading away a must-start receiver each week for a WR and RB that you may not even start from week to week. I think with Felix Jones healthy, he should provide enough fantasy points to hold down the flex position, then you can start White, Maclin and whoever else you think has a good match-up.

    • DJ 2:46 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For QB this weekend-Warner or A. Smith?
      2RBs-F Gore, R Brown, A Bradshaw, Or L Maroney?
      3 WRs- A Johnson, S Holmes, N Burleson, S Breaston?
      Have had some really crummy weeks. Hoping to change this.

    • Bobby Triplett 10:04 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon, First time reading the blog… i like it bro, well done. Question for you: For my 3rd recieving option who do you like? Antonio Bryant, Lance Moore, Issac Bruce or S Straughter?

      • Brandon 10:30 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s quite a group of guys you have there Bobby, but I think you’re going to want to go with Isaac Bruce (although Straughter is an option if your league awards points for kick returns.) With Bryant and Straughter competing for catches, it’s hard to go with either of them. Lance Moore might not even play this weekend due to an ankle injury. Go with Bruce and hope he can get some open looks with Michael Crabtree distracting defenses.

    • ryan 4:32 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Who would you start mike wallace or torry holt????

      • Brandon 4:43 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would usually say Mike Wallace, but Holt is playing at home and has a much easier match-up. Go with Torry Holt this week.

        • ryan 8:30 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yah I think Holt is the better play but he burned me last week haha with a great matchup. Thanks for your help.

  • Brandon 7:14 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink  

    Week 8 Defenses to Consider 

    Here’s a quick list of teams that are playing some of the lesser offenses in the league this week and who could be available in your league in case you were looking for a plug-in (with the percent owned in parenthesis):

    • Indianapolis (87%) vs San Francisco
    • San Diego (74%) vs Oakland
    • Chicago (74%) vs Cleveland
    • Arizona (44%) vs Carolina
    • Miami (29%) @ New York Jets
    • Houston (13%) @ Buffalo
     
    • sal 12:23 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi all – PHI DEF or DEN DEF this week?

      • Brandon 10:31 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…I’m not high on either defense this week, but Denver has been solid and is coming off a BYE, so they should be rested and read to go.

      • jimmyb 11:49 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        should i go with Dallas D vs seahawks or Arizona D vs Carolina this week?

      • Ken 2:26 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the advice this week. You guys are a big help. This isn’t related to this week, but in week 9 I’ll need to pick up a rb to fill in for a bye. Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris are both on the waiver wire. It seems as if Sammy Morris should be ok to go in week 9, but it’s hard to tell.

        Any advice on who’s the better pick up? Morris was the main guy until he got hurt, but Im wondering if he is going to return for week . And even if he does, will maroney’s performance been enough for him to keep the starting job, or at least send the patriots back in any back could play any down mode?

        Unfortuantely, they’re the only decent options on the waiver wire, so i gotta pick one of them. Who do you like the most?

        • Ken 2:27 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          not sure why my question got posted here… sorry guys =/

        • Brandon 3:55 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Ken, there’s really no way to tell at this point, as it’s still up in the air as to whether Morris will be healthy enough to play in week 9. If he does play, he’s the better start, otherwise Maroney will be your guy. Either way, Maroney will at least get some carries, so he’s the safest option at this point.

    • Jason 7:11 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In the flex position this week, would you go Lesean McCoy, Steve Smith (NYG) or Willis McGahee?

    • e-roc 8:05 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – Soooo…. Colts or Chargers this week?

      • Brandon 10:29 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Based on Oakland’s performance last week, I think you have to play the Chargers. I think Alex Smith is going to have some trouble with the Colts defense, but JaMarcus Russell is horrible and will undoubtedly turn the ball over a few times.

        • e-roc 5:47 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Last week I guessed wrong and went with the Colts… Colts had 23 pts; Chargers, 33. Hoping for a repeat performance!

    • Joe 12:00 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I go with Buf vs Hou or NYG vs Phi?

      • Matt 8:51 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Neither is a good option. Buffalo’s D has been opportunistic but you have to wonder how long they can keep up the streak of multiple-interception games when they’re so banged up. And I wouldn’t start any D against Philly.

        • Joe 10:38 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sooooo i would assume that you would recommend Detroit based on your last post ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ffgeekblogRULES 12:02 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which of the defenses you listed, if any, would you consider starting over Minnesota’s D this week?

      • Matt 8:53 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Arizona the best out of that bunch this week. Delhomme continues to struggle mightily and Arizona’s D is looking pretty good.

    • jimmyb 12:35 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should i go with Dalls D vs seahawks or Arizona D vs Carolina this wee k?

    • Jimmy 10:12 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Brady-AP-Portis-Marshall-Jennings-Celek with lousy reserves. I was offered Benson-Ricky WilliamsBradshaw-Mason-Vernon Davis for AP and some backups. Should I do it?
      Thanks

      • Matt 8:54 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tempting, but nah. There’s almost never a good reason to trade away the #1 overall pick when he’s healthy.

      • Brandon 1:30 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wait, what? You were offered Cedric Benson, Ricky Williams, Ahmad Bradshaw, Derrick Mason AND Vernon Davis for Adrian Peterson and “some backups”? If this is the case, I actually have to disagree with Matt…this seems to be a great deal. Cedric Benson is playing lights-out football right now and instead of having to start Portis each week, you can pick from any of those running backs as well. At wide receiver, you will have a solid third guy to rotate in (maybe you start three at the position anyways.) You’ll also get to choose between Celek and Davis at tight end each week, which is a great decision to have. Who would you have to drop to get this deal done? Maybe I’m confused, but it sounds like an excellent deal for you!

    • Mal 11:52 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I got Miami but the Texans and Seahawks still available, should I keep with what I have?

      RE: Jimmy – Cedric Benson is a beast and is nearly worth AP alone

      • Matt 8:55 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, I’d stick with Miami. They’re going to give Sanchez some serious headaches.

    • Javier 9:20 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Currently have the Jets DEF, but I am dropping them at least for next round because Miami’s wildcat made them look awful… would you add Chicago’s (vs. CLE) or San Diego (vs. OAK) for this week?

      I also dropped Don Brown (used to cover a bye last round) to pick up Sidney Rice from waivers (Randy Moss and Bowe are BYE), is there any reason to keep Johnny Knox as a starter over him?

      • Brandon 1:31 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like San Diego a bit more than Chicago…but both are better than the Jets this week. At receiver, start Sidney Rice over Knox for sure.

    • Javier 10:10 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who would you start Tony Gonzalez or T.J housmenzadah?

    • JD 3:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Pick 2 to start please: Austin Collie, Justin Fargas or TJ Houshmandzadeh

    • David 4:17 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      DST help needed:
      GB Packers against the Vikings or the Ravens against Denver? Ravens are rested, GB has lots to prove and is hot right now…
      (thanks!)

      • David 5:40 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While I’m asking, I have a QB dilemma as well: I have Rivers (against Oakland) and Orton (against Baltimore). Is Rivers going to strike early and then hand off all day? Am I better off starting Orton, who might have a closer game? (again, thanks)

        • Wu 4:40 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Start Rivers, If you think Rivers is going to handoff all day, that just means Rivers already threw for 3 TD and a good chunk of yards since they are going to be up big. Dont let the Team fool you into not starting a guy, YOu have to start Rivers week in and week out. Dont be foolish and start your studs.

        • Brandon 12:06 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with Wu for your quarterback, Philip Rivers has been abusing good defenses all year and the Raiders aren’t going to slow him down. Start him with confidence.

          As for your defense, I’m not high on either this week, but I guess I’d start Baltimore with the hopes that they can force Orton into making a few bad decisions.

      • David 9:35 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Wu, I think you’re right.

  • Brandon 9:33 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Week 3 

    If I thought the mailbox was overflowing before, this week I’d have to say it exploded. I guess sometimes advertising works! Anyways, let’s get to the questions we’ve received so far this week and hopefully get your teams prepared for a big week three. As I did in one of last week’s posts, I broke up the questions into two categories: “Lineup Suggestions” and “Roster Moves.” Remember to send any inquiries you may have to us here.

    Lineup Suggestions

    Anthony asks…

    Is Santana Moss ever going to put up some decent fantasy points? I was thinking he would in week 2 against St. Louis, but he didn’t. This week it’s Detroit, and I don’t know if he will do well. Should I start him for week 3 or another player: Devin Hester, Davone Bess, Mike Sims-Walker, Chansi Stuckey, or Laurent Robinson.

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    • Matt 10:06 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice, thanks for the advice.

    • Brett 10:20 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a few for you…1. I have R. Rice & Willis McGahee (luckily grabbed them both in my draft). I’m leaning towards putting Rice on the bench this week and playing McGahee…thoughts? My other RBs are Steven Jackson and McFadden who I think will both have a solid week 3. 2. I picked up Brent Celek on the waiver and was going to plug and play over Kellen Winslow…you like that move?

      • Brandon 11:19 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have Rice and McGahee on one of my teams as well and I’m starting McGahee this week over Rice, so you know how I feel. As for your tight end, I’d keep Winslow in there. He’s obviously one of Leftwich’s favorite targets with 12 catches and two scores over the first two games. Keep Celek on your roster as a backup though if you have the space.

    • E-roc 10:27 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – ironically, I picked up Bush before I read this… Now this question Kevin Smith v. crappy Washington team or Bush v. Bills? I think Bush….

      • Brandon 11:17 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While Washington is indeed crappy, I think it’s their offense that is the worst…not so much their defense. Go with Reggie Bush, as he’s always a treat to score a touchdown via a short pass or long run.

    • Shirley 2:37 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Zach Miller (OAK) in a PPR league. He was pretty good week 1 but dismal due to JaMarcus Russell’s poor performance last week.
      Should I pick up any of these guys to replace Miller? Mercedes Lewis, Heath Miller, Jerramy Stevens, Robert Royal, Kellen Davis, Jermichael Finley, Alge Crumpler, and Shawn Nelson.

      • Brandon 2:57 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shirley, I think what you saw last week with Miller was an anomaly. Usually he’s Russell’s favorite target and should put up better numbers than the rest of those guys over the course of the season.

    • Davie 3:58 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in a 14 team PPR league that starts three WR and two RB.

      No team is very deep, and usually owners are starting backup RBs.
      I’m up against a guy running SMITH, and L. Washington. I want to match his production at RB.

      I have C. Johnson in as my must start. After that I have WARD, BUCKHALTER, D. BROWN, or J FORSETT.

      I’m stumped.

      • Brandon 4:15 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Derrick Ward this week, playing a Giants team that was run over by the Cowboys running backs last weekend. The rest of the guys have too many question marks at this point.

        • Davie 4:16 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the help!

        • Davie 8:28 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That one ending up hurting ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Brandon 10:00 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Wow, just checked his stats…2 yards?! That is not what I had in mind for Derrick Ward! The Bucs offense is a mess these days.

    • Steve 3:59 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Eddie Royal hasn’t been putting up the number I would like to see and Steve Smith (NYG) has been looking like Eli’s go to guy. For week 3 do you think I should play Royal (against Oakland) or Steve Smith (against Tampa Bay)? Right now I am leaning towards Smith.

      • Brandon 4:09 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Steve Smith until Eddie Royal can establish some sort of connection with Kyle Orton and even then, Smith is probably the better play if he keeps up his current production.

    • Mike 4:44 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to decide on my RB2 and Flex for this week. My options are Cedric Benson, Derrick Ward, Ahmad Bradshaw, Johnny Knox, Josh Morgan and Mike Sims-Walker (really deep league as you can tell). I’m leaning towards starting Benson at RB2 despite the tough matchup just because he will definitely get 20+ carries. I think at Flex I’ve narrowed it down to Ward and Bradshaw. What do you think?

      • Brandon 10:09 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Benson and then play Derrick Ward as your Flex spot as he’s more likely to get a good number of carries than Bradshaw.

    • Mads 5:07 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, thanks for en excellent blog and your excellent ressources, which I use quite a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      In my touchdown heavy 10 team league I have just received a trade proposal:
      I get: Greg Olsen and Marques Colston
      I give: Antonio Gates and Ahman Bradshaw

      I am somewhat inclined to accept the trade, but I have a pretty strong roster, so I am afraid that I will loose more at the TE position, then I will gain by having another WR (already have Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss and Andre Johnson).

      Tough one, what do the geeks have to say? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Brandon 11:42 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That is a tough one. I love the idea of having Moss, AJ and Colston, as it’s an unstoppable WR corps, but I think the downgrade you will suffer at the tight end position is a bit worse than your upgrade at the wide receiver position:

        Gates – Olsen > Colston – Jackson

        I think Olsen will end up doing alright this year, but he’s not putting up serviceable fantasy numbers right now. I’d turn down the trade unless you can get a good tight end off free agency or something (Celek, etc) Good luck!

    • Ken 12:08 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the help guys.

      Ive got a receiver dillemma. I’m in a deep leaague: my running game is weak with leon washington and jamal lewis so I’m trying to make the most out of my recievers. My two main starters are Fitzgeral and Jennings. Then I have these four to play around with from week to week:

      Devin Hester
      Chancy Stuckey
      Simms-Walker
      Isaac Bruce

      Which two do you like for this week? Im guessing Hester would be one from your answers above.

      Also, Donnie Avery and Nate Washington are available for pickup as FA. Would you suggest picking up either of those and dropping one of the four I just mentioned?

      Thanks guys

    • lou 2:43 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan this week, should should I start?

      • Brandon 11:11 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Aaron Rodgers. I predict a big game from him against the Rams, while I think Ryan is going to have a tough game against the Patriots.

        • Massie 7:24 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          indeed nice predictions, sir!

    • James 6:13 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need to start 2 WR
      Options- Boldin, Cotchery,Sims-Walker,and Roddy White

      Also need to start 2 RB
      Options-Turner, Moreno,Felix Jones,Donald Brown, and Michael Bush

      At QB I have Flacco or Cutler

      Any suggestions for my optimal lineup?

      • Brandon 11:08 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        For receivers, I like Boldin and Cotchery, as I think the Patriots will shut down Roddy White. For running backs, go with Felix Jones and Michael Turner. For quarterback, I’d go with Flacco, as Cutler has a hard matchup this actually on my “Miss” list this week. Good luck!

    • Sona 4:54 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to fill in one WR and one flex position, What do you suggest? WR options are Santonio Holmes, Hines ward and Wes Welker. RB options are Steve Slaton, Derrick Ward and LeSean McCoy

      • nero 7:06 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Holmes no doubt.

      • Brandon 11:04 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Santonio Holmes and Wes Welker, especially if Randy Moss doesn’t play this week. It’s crazy that you have to sit Slaton, but he just hasn’t done anything at all this year yet and it’s hard to keep him in your lineup at this point.

    • nero 7:12 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Funny enough I need to restate my question as lots of news has come out.

      I had posted Sproles, Rice, Thomas, Buckhalter and the recommendation was Sproles and Rice.

      Now these two tidbits come out:
      Thomas close to 100%:
      When asked if Hamilton will take over Bell’s role in the offense, Saints head coach Sean Payton said, “I don’t think that’s accurate.” But he was evasive when asked specifically how the rushing touches will be divided between Hamilton, Thomas and Reggie Bush.
      http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/nfl_news.cfm?news_id=763

      Moreno listed as questionable:
      http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/nfl_news.cfm?news_id=760

      Sproles is still a given. But I think that both Thomas and Buckhalter have leapfrogged Rice, at least for this weekend.

      So, Thomas vs Buffalo or Buckhalter vs. Oakland.

      Gotta say, leaning Buckhalter at this stage of the game on the principle that he’s the only guy guaranteed to lead his team in rushes.

      • Brandon 2:21 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry nero, this comment was stuck in our Spam filter for some reason. Hope everything worked out!

    • Daniel 5:27 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts on starting Correll Buckhalter over Kevin Smith this week since Knowshon Moreno is questionable?

      • Brandon 7:49 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While I think Buckhalter should see more carries this week due to Moreno’s injury, this might be the week that Kevin Smith sees the most action. The Lions should be able to keep the game competitive with the Redskins, so Smith should see plenty of action and should find the endzone. Stick with Kevin Smith.

  • Brandon 9:50 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 2: Vikings ready to pillage 

    Now that week one is in the record books, we’re starting to get a better idea of how the teams will look this season. It’s obvious that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he’s being rewarded for his spectacular play in week one with a Detroit Lions defense that was complete owned by the Saints last week. While you would think that that would earn him a spot on the Hit list this week, I had to leave him off for reasons mentioned in my week one post. However, that does not prevent me from including his quarterback, who starts off this edition of the Hits & Misses… (More …)

     
    • John 10:04 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I pick up and start Correll Buckhalter or start Cadillac Williams?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess it depends on who you need to drop to get Buckhalter. Don’t drop Cadillac for him though! You’re probably safe just starting Cadillac this week if you don’t want to shake up your roster too much.

    • e-roc 11:03 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – with TJ suffering from the injury bug, do I start Laverneus Coles or Steve Smith (NYG)?

      @John – I vote for Buckhalter w/his matchup vs. the hapless Brownies.

      • Brandon 11:54 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey e-roc, if Housh plays, then I think you still want to go with him this week. It seems that Coles hasn’t been fully integrated into the Bengals offense yet and any Giants receiver is always a wild card (although Smith looked good in week one.) If Housh doesn’t play, go with Smith.

        • e-roc 4:36 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. Sounds like he’s going to still play, but who knows for how long (or how well!).

    • Brandon 11:53 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I guess Mark Schlereth was right…I’ll be darned!

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