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  • Matt 5:07 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Attention all ye 0-6 and 1-5 teams: Drop the dead weight 

    It always amazes me how quickly the fantasy football season flies by. Given that most leagues’ playoffs start in week 14, next week’s games will mark the midway point of the regular season.

    If your fantasy team is at the bottom of the standings right now, you no longer have the luxury of waiting for high-ceiling players to pan out. Painful as it may be, it’s time to plug the holes in your lineup by trading your prized prospects for players you can start right away. From this point forward, treat every week like it’s your last – because realistically, if you lose, it probably is.

    Here are a few examples of high-potential players you might be hoarding on your bench, along with some potential trades you could offer for less-exciting players who could help you right away. (More …)

     
    • Mal 8:30 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh I was 0-3 and clawed back to 2-3 thanks mainly to Brandon and I went down narrowly to go 2-4, I am devo’d! Megatron injury owned me! Jacobs continually hurts! I ended up going with Northcutt as my fill in WR which wasn’t bad but Breaston (who Brandon recommended) would have just about won me the game. As an Aussie Sunday 1o clock games are 3am and he was questionable so I needed a sure thing, I should have just stayed awake picked up Breaston and if he was injured quickly dropped him for Northcut! Nooooo!

      This week, my waiver D? Pats, Bears, Panthers, Cowboys?

      SO DESTROYED! Have to turn it around! Cheers guys

      • sal 10:48 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        pats v tb in London

        • Josh from RI 2:40 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          As much as I love the Pats D/ST against TB, I totally agree with Matt on the Panthers. If you’re 2-4, make a splash and take a chance on a big return with little investment. They’re disposable after this week, so keep picking up a D/ST with the best matchup week-to-week. Save your top waiver wire claims for your most needy positions.

      • Matt 9:08 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I hate to say it, but the Panthers could be in for a big week at home against the Bills, who will be starting either a concussed Trent Edwards or an unknown commodity in Ryan Fitzpatrick. Considering that the Panthers are second only to the Giants in stopping the pass and the Buffalo o-line is as green as they come, this seems like a situation ripe for QB turnovers and sacks.

      • Brandon 10:26 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with either the Patriots or Panthers…both should do well.

    • Mal 8:39 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Also my 3 top WR are on bye this week (would you believe it!)

      fill ins so far are
      Roy Williams
      Pierre Garcon

      need to pick 1 (possibly 2 if you think the above aren’t gonna cut it) more up off the waivers, who do you suggest, names available are..

      Mike Wallace
      Earl Bennet
      Ted Ginn
      Massaquoi
      Caldwell

      • Brandon 10:29 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Massaquoi and Wallace, although I’m not sure I’d start either over Garcon this week against the Rams. Go for Massaquoi and hope Derek Anderson doesn’t have another 2 completion day!

        • Mal 8:32 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Waivers went out before this I missed Wallace and Got Earl Bennet but Massaquoi still available, god Anderson better not dud it up again. I might be able to sneak a trade with house mate who has benched
          Donnie Avery
          Michael Crabtree
          this week. Either a better option?

    • sal 10:50 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      miles austin or chaz schilens available?

      • Mal 12:01 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        chaz is but with a don’t buy fantasy analysis?

    • Brad 11:52 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Another 2-4 team like me wants to trade a WR for an RB. In 9-deep bench/12-team league, I have DeAngelo Williams, Moreno, R Rice, J Stewart and K Smith at RB (my best WRs are Driver, Bowe and S Smith-Car); he has Ocho, Andre Johnson, Jennings, A Gates (only good RB Barber). Who can I get for Williams? Who can I get for Rice? We have a flex WR/RB slot so he’s okay with just Barber.

      You guys rock! Thanks.

      • Matt 9:13 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade DeAngelo Williams straight up for any of those WRs, even though I’m a big Andre Johnson fan; there would need to be some sort of package deal involved. As for Rice, you should be able to get Ochocinco or Jennings for him (I’d prefer Ocho).

        • Squish 6:59 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Jennings or the Ocho for rice is reasonable. Try trading Kevin Smith for one of the two and you’ll get a major upgrade to your team.

    • Ken 12:33 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m 5 – 1 and 1 – 5 in my fantasy teams heh. For my crap team, would you suggest going for a big trade to try and salvage, or you think I can get by on my WR’s.

      QB
      Warner
      Cutler

      WR
      Fitzgerald
      Jennings
      Sims-Walker
      Breaston
      Hester
      Knox
      Hakeem Nicks

      RB
      Leon Washington
      Mike Bell
      Sammy Morris (waiting for the word on wednesday to drop him)
      Jamal Lewis

      TE
      Finley

      K
      Keading

      DEf
      NYJ

      Im hoping Ive beefed up my Receiver set enough to stay competitive and start winning, but you think I should try and pitch a big guy like fitzgerald for a number 1 RB if possible? Or perhaps a sims-walker for a number 2 back?

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 10:35 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would definitely try to upgrade at the running back position, as you’re in dire need of some help there, while you’re stacked at WR. Hakeem Nicks should be solid for the rest of the year. You might package Sims-Walker and Hester or something for a good running back.

        • Amir 4:30 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m actually more of a fan of trading a Fitzgerald. He’s the biggest WR name you have out there and in many fantasy leagues the fact that hes Larry Fitzgerald and was drafted so early will get you the most value in terms of a trade

          Haha just my train of thought

        • Ken 4:35 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yea thats exactly what I was thinking. Either trade Fitzgerald 1 to 1 for a solid #1 back, or sims and hester or sims and knox for a decent back. Thanks guys

        • Ken 5:03 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          fitzgerald and hester for MJD sound good?

        • Amir 11:24 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          i would go for it

    • Ken 12:35 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      just to clarify, my league is a ppr and has 1 qb, 3 wr, 2 rb and 1 flex spot, plus k, te, def.

    • Mal 12:40 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’d rank those WR

      Andre
      Ocho
      Gates
      Jennings

      However the first 3 are relatively effective where as Jennings is kind of stinking it up, so he should have the least trade value. Obviously you should try get what you can for williams in that order but with jennings being the most realistic. You probably already knew that though 🙂

    • Tom 1:19 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need a good WR, I’ve got C Johnson, Hester, Maclin, Gonzales, Cotchery, and Kenny Britt. Available are: Mike Wallce, Torry Holt, Steve Breaston, Mark Clayton, Jacoby Jones, and George Wilson..(of the upper stats anyway). What do you guys think? I’m 2-4 now and playing in a pretty evenly matched league. Around a 100 overall points difference between best and worst teams. I have Roethlisberger, Turner, Portis (regrettably), Hester, Maclin, T Gonzales, Packers, and Gostkowski as my starters… thanks in advance for any input..

      • Matt 9:25 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Is Breaston still available?! Grab him, stat!

    • TeamWorseThanARectalDysfunction 2:52 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      which of these guys SHOULDN’T be dropped for a flier on Darren McFadden: choice, mccoy, bell, keller (TE2), DWard, LJ, Garcon?

      peyton manning is to the colts as ffgeekblog is to my fantasy team.

      • Brandon 10:32 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Honestly, I wouldn’t drop any of those guys except maybe Derrick Ward and Dustin Keller. However, why do you want a hurt running back that plays for the Raiders?

    • Ali 11:56 am on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am hurting on bye’s this week…. Mccoy has been sitting my bench the season. However, I have to play him this week b/c bye’s. Should I suck it up and play him or try and pick up: F. Jackson, M. Bell, J. Harrison, J. Fargas. K. Faulk and hope for more points?

      • Matt 4:37 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        McCoy’s not a good pick this week and if you can plug someone else in, you should. Most of the guys you named have a better shot of doing something in their games. Jackson could be a sleeper – I like both Buffalo backs this week as the Bills will probably try and run the ball as much as they can, given Carolina’s excellent pass defense and their shaky QB situation. He’s the best bet of the guys you named.

    • John 12:04 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What is the outlook of Greg Jennings? especially with the influence of Donald Driver.

      I have MJD and MSW, and since I don’t want a RB and WR from same team, I’m thinking about trading MSW for Jennings? Is that a good trade based on Jennings’s future production?

      • Matt 4:44 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        MSW… MSW… took me forever to figure out that you meant Mike Sims-Walker. Shouldn’t a guy have to be on the scene longer than a few nanoseconds before he gets his own acronym? 🙂

        Tough call on that trade – I’d probably hold on to the guy you’ve got; Jennings is a question mark right now and Sims-Walker is suddenly the focal point of his team’s offense. Why don’t you want a RB and WR on the same team? There’s nothing wrong with that, generally speaking.

      • Squish 12:01 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stand pat. You may be able to get Jennings for cheaper within the next few weeks and there is definitely nothing wrong with owning players from the same team. In fact, it generally makes the team as a whole more consistent which is a good thing.

    • sal 12:18 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey guys – steered me wrong last week 😛 but I will forgive and give you another shot (I’m still in 2nd place) — need help once again this week: standard non-ppr league chris johnson is on a bye – so I’m left with ronnie brown, benson, and felix jones – and WR’s are moss and colston (def starting them) and backups are walter and massaquoi..who should get that flex spot (jones, massa, or walter)?

      • Matt 4:49 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on Jones’ knee. If he looks OK by Friday, he’s the best option of those three.

        • Squish 12:02 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d say Massaquoi is the safe play.

    • sal 12:19 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      on my other team I’m struggling with who I should make my WR’s – miles austin, roddy white, greg jennings, or vincent jackson?? drop one…

    • sal 12:37 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      also, jennings and parker are garbage and i have roddy white vincent jackson and now miles austin & deangelo williams, larry johnson, and tashard choice… should I hang on to greg and the player formerly known as fast willie or try to trade for someone or something..

      • Squish 12:03 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Get rid of Parker, he’s not even the starter in Pittsburgh anymore. Hang onto Jennings and drop Parker.

    • Glory Hog 12:51 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I trade (in a non-ppr league):
      Randy Moss/Michael Bush for Rashard Mendenhall/Derrick Mason?
      My other receivers are (no TEs): Brent Celek, Andre Johnson, Percy Harvin
      My other running backs are: Gore, Coffee, Jerome Harrison, Mike Bell, Mewelde Moore

      • Amir 11:26 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldnt do this trade — Brady and Moss seem to have found rhythm and if that continues Moss will be a top tier WR — I like mendenhall too but giving up Moss for him is just too much

    • Dan 1:32 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Given the match up that NE has i would not trade RM. And what do you all think? Breaston over Nicks for week 7? I don’t like the matchup that Breaston has. Going against NYG that is ranked number 1 in YPG or Nicks that is going against Arizon that is ranked 31 in passsing. i dont like that Nicks is in a time share with Manningham tho. What do you think?

      • Glory Hog 2:38 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Manningham is hurting a bit, so Nicks is a good start against AZ in my opinion.

        If i’m going to trade Moss for a RB I have to do it this week because the guy offering Mendenhall is screwed with byes and is desperate. I agree Moss will be huge this week, but is it worth getting Mendenhall as my RB2 with Gore since I my WR should be good with A. Johnson, Celek, Mason?

    • Shane 5:22 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,
      I have a close matchup this week and my receivers are either going to make or break this matchup

      I have Driver, Smith (Car), Crabtree, Moore

      Which two make the most sense to start?
      Is Crabtree in for a breakout first game?

    • CT 7:14 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sadly I’m 1-5 in my fantasy football league and I do not know what to do.. lol

      My team is:
      QB:
      Aaron Rodgers
      Big Ben Roethlisberger
      David Garrard

      RB:
      Matt Forte
      Donald Brown
      Kevin Smith
      Glen Coffee (who i’m dropping for waiver, Steve Breaston)

      WR:
      Dwayne Bowe
      Mario Manningham
      Mohamed Massaquoi
      Jeremey Maclin
      Steve Breaston (#1 waiver)

      TE:
      Chris Cooley

      K:
      Stephen Gostkowski

      DEF/ST:
      Packers
      Steelers

      Help please! Thanks

      • Matt 8:29 am on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think there’s hope for this team. You might test the waters with Forte and see if you can package him into a deal for a RB who has been a more consistent performer – there may be an owner in your league willing to take a risk on him.

        • pete 12:21 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          trade one of your QBs for good rb you don’t need three qbs

    • apk 10:10 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Is it too early to trade away matt forte?

      • Amir 11:27 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        depends on what you get for him — his value is pretty low now to be honest — what are you thinking of getting for him?

      • Matt 8:31 am on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also depends how much risk you’re willing to take. See my response to CT above – Forte is a high-risk, high-potential player right now, with the risk being that the Bears might not figure out a way to run the ball effectively all season.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 3:06 am on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey guys! should i trade my calvin and christopher johnson for wesley welker and raymell rice? am i getting ripped off? should i go for his sidney rice as well and throw in avery or royal? ahhhh, help!

      • Matt 8:35 am on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d make that trade. Ray Rice is quickly turning into a stud, and Welker’s going to be a monster now that Brady’s throwing the ball well again.

    • John 10:13 am on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m here again with MSW haha.
      Thanks for answering my questions, I had for the past 7 weeks.

      Who else is in the WR tier that Mike Sims Walker is in? like what other WRs could I trade for him?

      Also, how is Deangelo Williams looking? Could I trade MSW for him?

  • Brandon 10:20 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available, but even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    J.J. Arrington, RB, Cardinals (11.6% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – Tim Hightower still has a hold on the “starter” designation, as well as the goal-line carries, but with the team passing the ball so much and Hightower running so ineffectively, it’s Arrington who could have the most value heading into the playoffs. If you’re a Hightower owner, you want Arrington on your roster for sure insurance if anything.

    Maurice Morris, RB, Seahawks (15.7% owned, Desperation Pickup) – He had a big game on Sunday, but with a short week ahead it could be Julius Jones that gets the bulk of the carries. You should not be relying on a player like Morris to get you into the playoffs, but maybe you are… (More …)

     
  • Brandon 5:58 pm on November 3, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 9 Weekend Wrap-Up: Halloween hang-over 

    While I wish I could write about something super-exciting that happened this past weekend in the NFL, there just wasn’t a whole lot going on worthy of it. The most interesting thing to happen was probably the Chiefs near-victory over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so we’ll start there…

    • Tampa Bay 30, Kansas City 27: While the final outcome of this game was pretty predictable (TB beats KC), the score was no where near what we all expected. I’m not sure which stats are more interesting: 1) a non-quarterback for both teams (RB Earnest Graham for the Bucs, WR Mark Bradley for the Chiefs) threw a touchdown pass (with the Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen catching the touchdown from Bradley) or one of the top run defenses in the league let up over 100 yards to a rookie (Jamaal Charles) who plays for the Chiefs. Anyways, in the end it doesn’t matter what the score was, as the Chiefs couldn’t find a way to stop the Jeff Garcia to Antonio Bryant (8 catches for 115 yards and a TD) connection all day long.
    • New York Jets 26, Buffalo 17: I’m surprised that the Jets even won this game, considering the play of Brett Favre (201 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.) Either way though, as a Patriots fan I can’t complain about how bad either of these teams look these days. Honestly, even though they’re the only team in the division without a winning record, the Dolphins are the team that scares me the most to challenge New England for the division crown. (More …)
     
  • Brandon 10:00 pm on September 11, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: anthony gonzalez, donald lee   

    Ask the Geeks – Week 2 

    Atg ButtonWith week one of the NFL season in the books, it’s time to take a look at some of the dilemma’s that fantasy team managers are facing this week. Remember, you can use the Ask the Geeks button located on our left sidebar to send your own questions to us throughout the entire season, with questions regarding who to start, who to pick up, or anything else you can think of regarding fantasy football. Anyways, here we go…

    Alex asks: I need advice on who to start for week 2. Anthony Gonzalez or Donald Lee? Please reply ASAP!

    Brandon’s take: Alex, before checking the stats on this one, my immediate reaction was to recommend Anthony Gonzalez. If you have a WR/TE slot in your league, it should almost always be filled with a wide receiver unless you have two top tier tight ends for some reason. After checking the stats, it further supports my initial thoughts. Donald Lee had three catches last week for a meager 10 yards, while Anthony Gonzalez showed that he’s becoming an important part of the Colts passing game with five catches for 48 yards. Both players go up against less than stellar pass defenses this week, but the fact that Gonzalez is A) a receiver and B) is more involved with his team’s passing game makes him the logical choice here.

    P.S. In case you meant Donald Driver though, I’d still go with Gonzalez.

    Matt’s take: I’d also go with Gonzalez. Aaron Rodgers didn’t have too many problems passing the ball against the Vikings last week, so I’d anticipate that Peyton will have a nice game. Gonzalez is clearly part of the Colts’ game plan, so he’ll get his share as long as Peyton does his part.

     
  • Brandon 1:27 pm on December 11, 2007 Permalink
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    The Wire: Week 15 

    So I survived the first round of the playoffs in the two leagues I made the playoffs in, in large part due to the performance of Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler and Ryan Grant…not to mention the Buffalo defense. Hopefully most of our readers can say the same thing and have survived long enough so that this list even matters to them at this point! I didn’t want to go off on any tangents about how the Patriots or still undefeated after stomping the Steelers or anything like that, so let’s get right to this weeks waiver wire suggestions…

    Baltimore (DEF): Just as I expected, the Buffalo defense was one of the top defenses last week against the Miami Dolphins. Their next opponent? The Baltimore Ravens. While the Ravens defense has been decent this season, it hasn’t been as good as the previous few years, leading to them being free agents in many leagues. I just snatched them up this morning in one of my leagues and you should do the same. (More …)

     
    • Freddie Footballer 1:55 pm on December 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Agree on all the above. I’d have to add David Patten (WR3 potentially), Arnaz Battle (scored the last three weeks), Reggie Williams (getting the ball a lot), Samkon Gado (who knows if Chatman will return), and Sage Rosenfels (looks good and will probably play again this week if you need a reach play). Great job guys and good luck in your playoffs! I made the playoffs in all of my leagues, the first time ever.

      -Freddie Footballer
      http://www.fantasysportsmatrix.com/user/freddie-footballer

    • Brandon 2:34 pm on December 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Freddie Footballer:
      I like your suggestions of Reggie Williams as a potential WR3 play, and maybe Patten, but the other guys are more along the lines of one hit wonders I have to believe. Gado and Battle seem to be making the most out of their low yardage by scoring frequently, but I probably wouldn’t want to count on them in the second round of the playoffs. Sage Rosenfelse could be an interesting play though. Thanks for the suggestions.

    • Chris 1:57 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Darius Walker

      .. just in case one of your RBs are going to clinch soon

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