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  • Brandon 9:53 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 1: Open Forum 

    With the regular season only two nights away, it’s time to get serious with the answering of questions for the geeks. Β Here’s an open forum to formally post any questions you may have going into week 1. We kick it off with a question that I already responded to by e-mail due to the time sensitivity (he had a draft tonight!) but thought it could help some other people out there. Anyways, ask away!

    e-roc asks:

    Q1) Does the addition of TJ Housh upgrade Flacco?
    Q2) Does the move from SEA to BAL upgrade TJ Housh?
    Q3) Is Vincent Jackson worth a late-round pick? Or will he turn out to be this year’s Javon Walker?

    Brandon says:

    1. Yes, but not a whole lot. Can’t make him a worse quarterback though, can it? πŸ™‚
    2. Not really. He might end up seeing a few less targets now with Boldin and Mason around, but he could find it easier to get open with defenses focusing on those other players, not to mention Ray Rice flying around in the backfield.
    3. He’s definitely worth a late round pick. If the Chargers passing game is struggling after a couple weeks, they’re going to want V-Jax back in the starting line-up right away and will make something work. If they trade him, then you have a solid receiver…just on a different team.

     
    • e-roc 8:07 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Snagged V-Jax In the 17th round (out of 18). My fingers are crossed….

      I also passed on Joe Flacco – twice – and ended up with Kolb and Cutler (and Stafford).

    • e-roc 8:16 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please evaluate/rate my team. I’m calling it “Team Potential w/Favorable Match-ups”. My strategy was position-based and adjusted for strength-of-schedule.

      Notable scoring items in a very high scoring league (i.e. scoring average was 140 pts/week – 180 great week, 120 terrible week):
      > 6 pts per PaTD, 1 PPR (WR-TE), 0.5 PPR (RB), big play TD bonuses (30,40,50 yds), threshold bonuses (100 RuYd or ReYds, 250 PaYds, etc.).

      QBs – Kolb, Cutler, Matt Moore (correction, missed out on Stafford)
      RBs – MJD, R. Mathews, CJ Spiller, J. Forsett
      WRs – Desean Jackson, S.Smith (NYG), H. Nicks, D.Driver, V.Jackson.
      TEs – V. Davis, D.Keller
      DEF – 49ers, Saints
      K – Crosby, Nedney

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not too bad. Not a fan of owning both Steve Smith (NYG) AND Hakeem Nicks, as unless you start both every week, you’re going to have a heck of a time picking between the two. Kolb and Cutler should hold down the QB position, just rotate them depending on the match-ups. Good luck starting this Thursday!

    • e-roc 5:00 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Brandon! I think Nicks & Little Giant will be match-up plays on a week-by-week basis. I know I’ll have issues with who gets the nod on certain occasions, but I also see it as a hedging play: 1) keeps him off anyone else’s team; 2) if one or the other gets injured, the other guy’s stock instantly sky-rockets.

      Thanks again!

    • Kulprit 3:55 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Today I was offered a straight up trade of Ray Rice for A. Johnson. (fyi: I have Johnson)

      For some background here is my squad:
      QB: Rogers
      RB1: Mendenhall
      RB2: Spiller
      WR1: Johnson
      WR2: Jennings
      WR3: Knox
      TE: Finnely
      K: Kaeding
      Def: Bengals

      RB: Moreno
      RB: R. Williams
      RB: T. Jones
      WR: Nicks
      QB: Big Ben.

      As you can see I am real weak at the top for RB, but lack depth at WR. I’d love to get my hands on Rice and like the value-for-value of the trade. I just worry if it makes sense for my team overall.

      Right now i am considering tabling the trade until after this week. We are only allowed to add/drop once a week in a bidding system so I can’t add anyone at WR and trading away Johnson will really weaken my corps for Week 1. I am thinking holding off on the trade till next week where I can pull the trigger, and also pick up another WR off the market or if one of my backs has a good week try to trade one.

      Would love your thoughts!

      • Brandon 4:05 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d make the trade if I were you, as I like the trio of Jennings/Knox/Nicks enough at WR to hold you down, while having Mendenhall and Rice at RB is great. You can then trade some RB depth for WR help or just grab a free agent if necessary. If the trade is still going to be there after week one though, then by all means wait. Maybe you can package AJ with another running back and in return, get Rice and another wide receiver.

      • Brandon 4:06 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        By the way, would you happen to be @BrianTMiller on Twitter? I can’t imagine two people in the same day were offered that trade πŸ™‚

        • Kulprit 4:22 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          haha yep – I was typing this as you were answering me on twitter – then I was answering you on twitter as you were typing this, lol

          Thanks for the feedback – I was just trying to avoid a lustful over-reaction for Ray Rice. He was my big pickup Week 1 free agent pickup last year that drove me to Championship in another league, so I love the guy, haha, wanted to make sure it made real sense.

          (to be fair I do see how the trade makes sense for the other guy in the trade, he has a lot of RB horses in his barn)

        • Kulprit 4:24 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          If I did the trade I’d probably drop Ricky and T-Jones and roll with Rice-Mendenhall-Spiller as my 3 backs.

          I’d probably pick up someone like Berrian or Mike Williams (both still avail) and also grab Santonio Holmes with an eye for when he returns (also avail)

          This is assuming I couldn’t find a good trade prior to this.

      • Brandon 4:27 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Santonio Holmes is an excellent candidate for WR help. He’s out for a few games, but he will probably be the teams top WR when he returns, which is probably when you’ll need him.

    • chidelt57 6:19 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m struggling to get my TE lineup established for this weak. I currently am playing Tony Gonzalez and have Heath Miller Benched but I don’t know if I should play Miller against tenn. Defense or bank on Gonzalez finding openings in arizona’s defense? Any ideas?

  • Brandon 10:36 am on August 4, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks Open Forum – Preseason 

    Going along with my previous post, I figured it would still be nice to give our readers a sounding board for their preseason questions/comments/concerns going into their league drafts and such. One of the ideas that Matt and I had discussed previously was to make the Ask the Geeks feature a more integral part of the site. In that spirit, here’s an open forum for you to add comments with any questions you may have for the Geeks (or any other reader who wants to share their insight.) Hopefully this will allow us to quickly respond to specific questions, while continuing to work on the blog’s future. So anyways, consider the forum open…

     
    • Amir Learner 11:30 am on August 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Keeper Question:
      How keepers work in this league – In one of my leagues we are allowed 3 keepers and you would lose draft pick 2 rounds higher and can keep players a max of 3 years

      I’m debating between a few players (I already have Ray Rice, Shonn Greene- we start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2WR, 1RB/WR/TE, K, DST)

      – Hakeem Nicks (originally drafted in round 18 so I would give up a 16th round pick for someone who seems to max out around a top 20 WR)
      – Mike Sims-Walker (Went undrafted so I would give up a 12th rounder – Looks like a 5th/6th round pick but I don’t really see a huge upside with him)
      – Justin Forsett – (Also went undrafted so 12th rounder – he has HUGE upside but its tough to tell in Seattle – also I worry about really skewing my draft board if i keep 3 RBs)

      Thoughts?

      • Brandon 2:04 pm on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m leaning towards Hakeem Nicks, based solely on his potential. You’re stacked at RB, so all you’re looking for at that position is a backup or flex player. You could probably even draft Forsett if you wanted to in the middle rounds if you really want him, but I don’t expect any kind of spectacular numbers for him as he’ll still split some carries with Julius Jones. Sims-Walker is solid, but Nicks (even with the recent knee injury scare) has more potential and is in a more potent passing offense. Keep Rice, Greene and Nicks, then grab a top tier QB and WR (or another awesome RB if you have an early pick) with your first two picks to automatically make your team a force to be reckoned with.

        • Amir 4:06 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah – I think I’m gonna go with Nicks and hope Forsett doesn’t freak out πŸ™‚

          Thanks!

    • John 10:57 am on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice to see you guys again,
      im in a league with 12 people with standard scoring (no PPR).
      our lineup is QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, DEF

      what type of draft strategy should i go with. draft RBs in the first two rounds? I figured I would draft a QB in a later round since it is deep. or should i be drafting WRs in the first few rounds, is RBs as deep as WRs now since more teams are going by committee?

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 11:13 am on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It all depends on your draft position and what players are left at that point. Looking at the top players this year though, you’re most likely going to want to pick up a top tier running back with your top pick. After that, if another top tier running back is available, you might consider them, but otherwise grabbing a top flight receiver and QB in rounds 2 and 3 could work out for you.

        I can’t tell you that there is a specific strategy that is going to be the best, as over the past few years the RB-RB-rest of draft strategy has been eroded due to running back by committee situations. Good luck though!

    • Marco 4:48 pm on August 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      DeSean Jackson or Calvin Johnson or Reggie Wayne? non PPR

      • Brandon 9:09 am on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It’s hard to vote against Reggie Wayne, even if he’s the old man out of the group. He’s the safest pick, having Peyton Manning throwing him the ball instead of Kolb or Stafford and he’s coming off a solid season. The other two are probably higher risk/reward players though. Don’t be too disappointed if any of them fall into your lap during the draft.

        • Amir 4:06 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’d have to agree and say Wayne is probably the best of the bunch – he’s definitely the safest. While DeSean Jackson might put up some monster numbers he depends on the big play too much – if that gets taken away he’s basically useless (check the distances of his touchdowns they are all monsters and thats where he gets all his points) – I’m also kind of high on the Lions this year (yes the Lions)

          so – Wayne > Calvin Johnson > DJax

        • Matt 7:49 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Wayne’s probably the safe pick, but if Jackson’s healthy, he’s got the highest ceiling of the bunch. I’ve always loved Calvin Johnson’s potential but he hasn’t lived up to it yet, which means he could be a bargain this year in some drafts if he falls further than he should.

        • Lep 6:11 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Jackson prob also has the lowest ceiling, and i highly doubt he’ll repeat his 8t’d of 50yds or more preformance…

          IMO, Jackson is the risky pick and Wayne is the safest, but I’d probably go with Calvin, a little risk, while still being pretty safe. Wayne is getting older and has 3 young talented recievers around him now, but has been consistent throughout his career. Detroit can only get better with Stafford having another year under his belt, and adding Best won’t hurt their running game. Burleson should also help CJ with a few less double teams. I think at the end of the year, Calvin will be at the top of that list.

    • Jimmy 12:35 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      RB Position – we have 2 RB and a WR/RB position
      I have Chris Johnson, Ryan Grant, Marion Barber, and Jahvid Best.
      Besides CJ, who should I start at RB and WR/RB?
      Should I pick up Tim Hightower and drop Barber?

      • Brandon 1:18 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        As your starters, I like the upside of Grant and Best a bit more than Barber. However, I’ve heard (specifically on Maurice Jones-Drew’s fantasy football radio show) that Marion has put in extra work in the off season to return to his “Barbarian” status and could be a sleeper as long as he can fend off Felix Jones and Tashard Choice. Hightower still has Beanie Wells to compete with and is in a worse offense, so he’s by no means a better choice than Barber at this point. To your original question though, start CJ, Grant and Best (as long as he’s deemed the starter to begin the season.)

    • Jimmy 12:55 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am stuck in an 8-man league without a stud QB.
      I have E Manning, K Kolb, and M Stafford.
      Who do normally go with? Or do I try to pick up someone else?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It’s a bit early to tell at this point, but you should be fine with those guys. Manning will be solid and a good fall back, while Kolb and Stafford show you what their made of in the preseason and first few weeks of the regular season. What quarterbacks are on the free agency list though?

        • Jimmy 2:08 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Available QBs – B Favre, B Roethlisberger, K Orton, J Campbell, D Garrard, V Young, M Hasselbeck, M Cassel, C Henne, and M Sanchez.

        • Brandon 2:25 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Given those options, I’d stick with who you have for now, although Brett Favre is an interesting option depending on whether you think he’ll play this year or not πŸ™‚

    • Matt 5:19 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      New here, have a keeper question. In a 14 team league, standard scoring, where we play QB RB RB WR WR W/R/T TE K DEF. I’m drafting 11th. We can keep one player from the final roster by giving up a pick two rounds before they were drafted (no keeping 1st or 2nd rounders). So my best options are Vernon Davis for a 13th round pick or Michael Crabtree for an 11th round pick. Which would you choose?

      • Brandon 9:10 am on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, it’s almost a toss up here. I say go with Vernon Davis though, to ensure that you lock down the TE position with WR-caliber guy. It’s a bit risky, as you’re asking him to put up similar numbers to last year (doubtful he’ll have 13 TD again), but with only two WR slots, I’m sure you will be able to fill those with other guys earlier in the draft that would equal the numbers Crabtree will put up.

    • e-roc 5:21 pm on August 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Booyah for football season… I’m getting sick of seeing baseball highlights on Sportscenter…

      Draft question (picking from the 3rd position)… Just like the previous two seasons, I’m in a high-scoring, very-QB and WR-friendly league…. That being said, with the 3rd pick this year (2nd pick last year), I’ll probably have a shot at either Chris Johnson or Drew Brees… My question today is, do you believe in the Madden curse? I just got my copy of Madden as a happy reminder of the Curse….

      What do you guys think? Alternatively, I may go out on a HUGE limb and grab Andre Johnson (big plays = big points)… I really like guys like Ryan Mathews, Beanie Wells, and Tony Romo as my 2nd & 3rd picks…

      • Squish 3:25 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Unless it’s a two QB league I’d think that Brees would be around by your pick in the second round. I think you’ll probably end up with MJD or AP. I think grabbing AJ is a bit premature at pick 3. Let’s remember that WRs are the least consistent group from year to year. Instead, something like 1.AP 2. Brees 3. Colston, Steve Smith (either) or Welker is far better in my opinion.

        • e-roc 8:04 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Squish. I did some analysis based on last year’s scoring system and I definitely agree with you on going with a RB… I think AP is a “no-brainer” if he’s there at 3, but then the question of MJD or Ray Rice becomes an issue. We’ve altered scoring to give RB’s 0.5 pts PPR (1 PPR for WR & TE). I think they’re both good options. What do you think?

          Thoughts on the Madden curse??

        • Brandon 11:27 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          If the decision is between Ray Rice and MJD, I think I’m leaning towards Rice slightly. Especially if the team trades Willis McGahee! But yeah, at the 3 spot you have to go with a top tier RB that you can plug in all season long and not worry about him.

        • Squish 5:37 pm on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve never paid much attention to the Madden curse. Player’s regularly get injured multiple times a season so it’s easy to prove it is true. I think Brees will be just fine but I just don’t see him matching his numbers from the last two years.

    • Brian 9:55 am on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love to hear your thoughts on my draft if you have a minute. It’s a 10 man league using pretty standard format (non-ppr, only wrinkle is 6pts for passing TD). I had the 8th pick.

      1st (8) Andre Johnson WR (all previous 7 picks were backs)
      2nd (13) Aaron Rogers QB
      3rd Mendenhall RB
      4th Jennings WR
      5th Moreno RB
      6th Finely TE (was the 7th TE taken, happy to land him given Rogers as QB)
      7th H. Nicks WR (had MSW and Jahvid Best targeted here with Nicks, but they went with the two picks before me)
      8th CJ Spiller RB
      9th Johnny Knox WR
      10th Ricky Williams RB
      11th Roethlisberger QB
      12th Kaeding K
      13th Thomas Jones RB
      14th Bengals

      Overall once the first 7 picks were RB’s I decided to try to get good QB-WR strategy and then stockpile backs that I felt had potential to be RB1 type. Figuring if I have 5 in the barn, I hope 2 will shake out as clear RB1’s. Is that sound?

      I am already regretting my Roethlisberger pick. I should have just went without a backup QB for the beginning of the season since Rogers wont have a bye till Week 10. I think it was a bit of a knee jerk reaction. I had targeted Eli Manning as a backup in the 10th round, but he was taken the pick before me, so i went with Ricky figuring Ronnie has a good chance of getting injured again. Immediately after there was a run on 5-6 QB’s so I took Ben. Probably a waste of a pick and could have gotten more value here with high ceiling type RB or WR, right?

      • Brandon 10:12 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        This team seems pretty solid actually, with my only worry being Knowshon Moreno with your 5th pick. If the team actually commits to a workhorse running back AND he’s healthy to start the year though, it could work out for you. You’re heavily invested in the success of the Packers passing game, but I guess there are worse teams out there πŸ™‚

        Roethlisberger might be a solid backup actually, considering he’ll already have been back for a few weeks by the time you need him. However, keep your fingers crossed that Aaron Rodgers stays healthy for the first half of the year!

        • Brian 1:28 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hey man thanks for taking the time to check it out. Love the site and as a new guy to FF appreciate the feedback.

          Moreno: Yeah I think it was a bit of a panic pick. Backs were being taken like crazy even past the first round so I decided to try to get high ceiling guys even if they had questionable situations. Moreno I had on my team last year and was aware of the frustrations, but I saw glimpses of a fanstasy workhouse so I figured he was worth a shot. Technically he was probably a bad value at 5, but he was the 20th back picked so considering that i guess I am ok with it. Like I mentioned I went with the hope that if I have 5 question mark backs, I can gamble that 2 backs will turn into RB1’s. The tough part will be knowing who they will be week-to-week, haha.

          Packers: Yes I am aware that I am married to them this year. It become a running joke whenever anyone drafted a packer player, they politely asked me if I wanted to trade for them immediately afterwards, haha. I have been thinking about picking up Owen Daniels who’s still out there to give me some balance when GB plays a tough D, but not sure I want to carry two TE’s at the start of the season.

          Big Ben: I like having Ben, as I think once he’s back I got great value for him, I just am not sure if it would have served my team better to add another back to the stable and then pick up someone like Alex Smith later. This is all assuming that A Rogers as an ironman, but lets face it, if Rogers goes down in the first half my season is basically done for, haha.

          Thanks again, love the site.

        • Brian 1:31 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          What do you think of Knox? I got a lot of bad feedback with that pick.

          I like him in the Martz offense and you know Cutler is gonna let it fly. I was rather surprised nobody was as high on him as I was.

      • Brandon 1:57 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like Johnny Knox this year, especially as your 4th receiver in the 9th round! Don’t give a second thought to the haters πŸ™‚

  • Brandon 10:08 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 15: The Saints Go Marching Down! 

    Another last minute Ask the Geeks this week, but I wanted to get out some Ask the Geek questions before the games started today so people can get closer to bringing home those championship trophies! Remember to leave any other questions you might have as comments on any of our posts and we’ll try to respond if we can.

    Mark asks…

    Ganther or Fred Jackson? And don’t give me any of that Buffalo bias πŸ™‚

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    • Squish 12:07 pm on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, some last minute help if you will. Mason or Rice today?

      • Brandon 12:59 pm on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Derrick Mason

        • Squish 6:08 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Didn’t hear back in time b/c I was driving home. No big deal though since I found out I had a bye this week in that league

        • Brandon 8:29 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, at least you would have had some good advice to fall back on if you needed it!

    • Squish 12:17 pm on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Be aware Rackers owners, Neil Rackers is out this week!

    • jeff 12:49 pm on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 bad qbs to choose from:

      Carson Palmer
      Kyle Orton
      Alex Smith

      Who should I go with?

      thanks

    • george 1:11 pm on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      TE help:

      Visante Shiancoe
      or
      Fred Davis

    • aker 12:33 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m 14 points away from the finals…I’ve got Nicks left at WR and either Ganther or Bradshaw at RB. Seems like Ganther is a no-brainer, but thought i would check in with the experts.

      • Brandon 3:18 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        This one isn’t really a no-brainer, as both the Giants and Redskins are fairly solid against the run and neither running back is Chris Johnson (or anyone close to that talent.) I do like Ganther better though, as there are less options in the offense, especially in the redzone. They’ll probably put up similar numbers in the end, but go with Quinton Ganther. Good luck!

  • Brandon 10:09 am on December 13, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 14: The Playoffs Begin! 

    Sorry for the late post, but I wanted to get out some Ask the Geek questions before the games started today. Hopefully everyone can win their match-ups and advance one step closer to their league championship! Remember to leave any other questions you might have as comments on any of our posts and we’ll try to respond if we can.

    Jones asks…

    Do you start any of these guys over D. Williams this week: Wayne, Smith(NYG), McCoy, Crabtree?

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    • Bribo 10:36 am on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Of these 4 WRs, which two do you think have the most potential downside: Garcon, T.O., Kenny Britt, Steve Smith (NYG)?
      Also, how do you like Alex Smith as a flex option this week (Brady starting)?
      Thank you–BW

      • Brandon 12:07 pm on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The most “downside”? I guess Kenny Britt and Pierre Garcon are the riskier plays this week. As for Alex Smith as your flex option…sounds good to me, but I’m not sure what your alternatives are.

    • steve 10:57 am on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      knowshown , jamal charles, frank gore, steven jackson pick one to bench

    • Anthony 11:36 am on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to flex? Steve Smith (NY), Chris Brown, or Norwood. And Washington D or Arizona D?

    • Bill 12:44 pm on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I flex Steve Smith (NYG) or Reggie Bush?

  • Brandon 11:16 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 13: Game-Time Edition 

    Here are the last Ask the Geek questions for week 13. Hopefully everyone can get a win this week and make the playoffs! Remember, if you have any additional questions, feel free to leave them as comments on our posts and we (or some of our great readers) will try to get back to you with advice before game-time. Good luck!

    Jim asks…

    Who to play this week 13: Moreno or Addai or McCoy? As a note, no points in our league until you get to 75 yards receiving OR rushing and more points the longer the touchdown

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    • Danine 11:26 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi guys. I need help at WR. Just need 1. Devery Henderson, Chris Chambers, Steve Smith (CAR) or Devin Hester. My instinct is to take a chance in Henderson because I’ve been burned too many times by Smith. Thanks!

      • Squish 12:01 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to go with Steve Smith as hard as it is. Normally I’d like Chambers more but the forecast for his game is calling for rain and snow which means the passing game likely won’t get as many reps as it normally does. Either way, I still think both Chambers and Hester are a better start this week than Henderson.

        • Shirley 12:26 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Smith won’t have Delhomme throwing to defenders so Smith just might do all right.

    • Chris 11:38 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who would you guys start rashard or steven jackson?

      • Squish 12:02 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jackson for sure this week. He should have a huge game.

      • Brandon 12:08 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, not sure I agree with Squish here. The Raiders are terrible against the run and have been lit up the past three weeks. Jackson is a good play, but I think Mendenhall is a great play this week.

    • Brad 11:45 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      DeAngelo’s OUT. Start Moreno or Jon Stewart?

      • Brandon 12:02 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, with DeAngelo Williams out, I actually love Jonathan Stewart against the Bucs. Go with him, although Moreno makes a great play too.

      • Squish 12:03 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Deangelo is active. he just didn’t warm up with the team today. He’s not on their inactivity list.

        Source: http://www.fanball.com/

        • Brandon 12:05 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          NFL.com lists DeAngelo as Inactive: http://www.nfl.com/inactives

        • Squish 12:07 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That’s odd…

          I’ll do some further research to make sure. I must admit that him sitting makes a hell of a lot more sense!

        • Brandon 12:09 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          ESPN just announced he’s inactive as well…

        • Squish 12:12 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, you’re right, NBC and a few other sources agree too. Guess fanball kinda dropped the ball this time! Too bad, they are usually really good about that sort of thing. I go there to find out who didn’t get on the plane which is like an early inactive count. Guess I’ll have to double check them more!

          In other news, apparently Norwood is starting over Snelling now.

      • Squish 12:20 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LOL, fanball just saved face by saying “a new report” has DW being ruled out.

    • TJ 11:57 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys – I know I’m approaching heresy for thinking this, but Brees faces a tough pass D in bad weather today….. and for the first time all year I’m thinking of sitting him. Can use Alex Smith vs Seattle. Is this crazy? I need every point I can get today.

      • Squish 12:04 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve been using Smith over a lot of QBs this week but I don’t think there is anyway you can bench Brees. Stick with your workhorse!

      • Brandon 12:04 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds pretty crazy to me. It’s cold in D.C., but besides that the weather shouldn’t pose a problem for Brees. Stick with your main man here.

    • Robert 12:05 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For 2 RB spots, I am choosing between starting Correll Buckhalter, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Chris Brown. I originally planned on starting Addai (Donald Brown out) and Buckhalter (playing KC). With Detroit playing the Bengels, Smith is a bad choice. With Slaton officially out for today, should I start Chris Brown instead of Buckhalter?

      • Squish 12:14 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Kevin Smith but if you are set on choosing between Buckhalter and Brown, go with Brown.

    • Squish 12:16 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      LOL, Bernard Berrian just got a ticket for going 104MPH in a 60 zone! What the hell is it with Viking players and speeding?

      • Shirley 12:29 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        They felt the need for speed.

      • Robert 12:30 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        This is pretty funny, but nothing will beat the Love Boat! Cops don’t patrol the in-town interstates in Minneapolis that much. BB and AP will lose their licenses for 6 months – mandatory if you’re caught over 100 in Minnesota.

        • Squish 12:42 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m just waiting to see Ryan Longwell get caught going 120MPH next week. Brett Favre would be fun too though I’m not sure his heart can take that much extended acceleration…

        • Robert 12:50 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think Jerred Allen will be next! Does he wear that stupid bandanna while cruising?

      • Brandon 8:52 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll only be impressed when one of them is caught doing 100+ with one of the Love Boat girls in the car…

    • TJ 12:26 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Are you guys still high on Miles Austin this week? For WR I can start Ocho with Austin, Smith(NYG), Welker, SimsWalker, or Austin. They all look good,nice problem to have……..

      • Squish 12:40 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well, Welker and Austin is the safe play but a lot of my sources prefer Ocho over Austin. I personally don’t see any reason to trust Ocho until he proves he’s useful especially since Benson will be pounding away all day. If I were you I’d play Welker and Austin though it sucks to have to sit any of those guys lol!

        • TJ 12:55 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks! I wish I could at least play one more, I’m up against Chris Johnson and Rivers vs CLE this week, so I’m probably toast anyway…..

    • Kyle 12:27 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start as my 3rd WR — C Chambers or S Holmes?

      • Squish 12:38 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you go with Holmes this week. The KC game looks to be in for some pretty harsh weather so avoid him this week.

    • Squish 1:17 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Man Jonathan Stewart is looking like a great choice as a Salary cap add this week! I’ll see if I can crack the yahoo top 2% with him in my lineup this week.

    • Squish 1:47 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Matt Schaub,

      Thank you for ruining my rapiddraft postseason.

      Your owner,
      Squish

      • Brandon 8:29 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ugh, a dislocated shoulder?! At least he came back into the game. Hopefully he plays next week.

    • e-roc 8:03 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      FFGeeks, the correct answer was Robert Meachum, not Avant, Avery or S.Smith (CAR). In other news, Alex Smith outscored McNabb, Kevin Smith outscored MJD, the Bengals DEF outscored Chargers DEF, and I irresponsibly dropped S.Smith (NYG).

      I hate this game.

      • Brandon 8:27 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh man, that doesn’t sound good. In Jason Avant-related news though, what was up with Mike Vick?! If you combined Vick and McNabb’s stats, you would have had a solid effort.

        • e-roc 8:34 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I hate the Iggles for picking AND playing Vick and I hate David Garrard for thinking he’s Tom Brady. HAND OFF THE GODDAMN BALL.

          I’m not playing this frustrating game next year.

        • Brandon 8:51 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think that’s what almost everyone says at the end of the fantasy football season…but then the NFL draft comes around and we just can’t resist πŸ™‚

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