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  • Brandon 9:48 am on November 16, 2009 Permalink
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    Team of the Week – Week 10: Fourth and 2… 

    Here is the fantasy football “Team of the Week” for week ten, listing the players that scored the most points (using standard scoring) over the course of Sunday’s games. This is a sad day for Patriots fans, having to witness yet another come from behind victory by Peyton Manning and the Colts, capped off by an “interesting” call on fourth down at the end of the game! Anyways, today’s list had very little surprises (except the kicker) and is basically a “who’s who” list of fantasy football superstars…

    Pos.

    Player

    Stats

    QB Tom Brady (NE) 375 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
    RB Chris Johnson (TEN) 132 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, 2 TD
    RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) 133 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Randy Moss (NE) 179 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Brandon Marshall (DEN) 134 receiving yards, 9 rushing yards, 2 TD
    WR Reggie Wayne (IND) 126 receiving yards, 2 TD
    TE Brent Celek (PHI) 47 receiving yards, 1 TD
    K Connor Barth (TB) Kicks – 20-29 (0), 30-39 (0), 40-49 (0), 50+ (3), PAT (2) – Who? He made three 50+ yard field goals?
    DEF Tennessee 17 points allowed, 2 sack, 2 interceptions, 2 TD
     
    • e-roc 2:17 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If Philly’s Red Zone offense wasn’t so terrible, D-Mac would have been the top scoring QB… 450 yards passing!!

      • Brandon 2:20 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, that was a bit surprising actually. The San Diego pass defense was supposed to be pretty good…but at least they kept McNabb out of the endzone for the most part.

        • e-roc 5:15 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          ….to think, I almost traded McNabb, MJD and TJ Housh for Brees, Ronnie Brown and Crab-Apple….

  • Brandon 4:13 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 10: Thursday Night Football Edition 

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, make sure to check your rosters before the game tonight so that you don’t get screwed with a starter on your bench (or even worse if there are leagues out there that lock rosters after the first game of the week starts!) Anyways, I wanted to get this post out with time to spare before game-time tonight in case any of the 49ers or Bears players made the list. Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week ten, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) (More …)

     
    • Matt 4:20 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      One note of caution on Favre – the groin injury I discuss here.

      • Brandon 4:25 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        All reports I’ve seen say he should be fine, but it’s always a good idea to watch these situations all the way until game day.

        • Amir 4:30 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          hes good to play — active game streak — unless his arm or leg actually fell off hell play — come on boys your better than that!

        • Matt 4:39 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          My fear isn’t that he won’t play, it’s that he’ll do exactly what he did last year – play through an injury that slowly ruins his performance.

      • Colin 8:48 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        So I have both Brett Favre and Tom Brady on my FF team. Farve looks like the better match-up this week but Im worried that the Vikings will stomp all over the Lions early thus taking Farve out of the game early. Brady will be playing all game but a very tough game…. What should I do?!

        • Squish 9:16 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Brady. Why waste one of your studs? Favre may have performed well so far but there is no way he can be deemed on the level of Brady. You know Brady will toss a few tDs no matter who he’s playing so play him for sure.

    • Anthony 5:47 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which 2 WRs should I start, Mike Sims Walker, Devin Hester, Santana Moss, or Robert Meachem?

      • Brandon 5:50 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Sims-Walker has a tough match-up, go with him and Devin Hester. Moss made my “Miss” list this week and Meachem is too risky.

        • Squish 8:04 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed. If Hester can still play the way he did last week injured then he’s a legitimate fantasy WR now. I learned the consequences of benching MSW last week. Don’t make yourself go through that Anthony.

    • Jonathan 8:27 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a debacle this week. Should I start: Which one?

      Austin Collie-Colts WR vs. New England
      Devery Henderson-Saints WR vs. Rams

      • Brandon 10:03 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Henderson for sure. Better match-up and he’s been solid the past few games.

    • Scotty 5:11 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m in a PPR leauge & I’m wondering who I should start: Kevin Smith vs. Minn or Lesean McCoy vs. SD? Minn def is stout & will be rested coming off a bye; however, Smith will undoubtedly get the lion’s share of touches (& he performed ok against Minn earlier this season). Whereas McCoy has an easier matchup, he will be sharing time with Westbrook, according to Andy Reid. What do you think?

      • Brandon 5:31 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with Kevin Smith getting “the lion’s share” (pun intended), I still like LeSean McCoy against a suspect Chargers run defense. There’s still a chance Brian Westbrook doesn’t play, so McCoy would be a definite start in that case.

    • Jojo 6:38 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK. I have Cutler and only him…moment of silence please. On the waiver my choices are limited moving forward. Sanchez, Freeman, T. Edwards, and J. Campbell. Which one is the best pick moving forward for possible matchup play??

      • Brandon 10:13 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Let’s not go too crazy on thinking Jay Cutler is a lost cause…just two games ago he threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals (although a lot was in garbage time I guess.) Either way, none of those QB’s you’ve listed strike my fancy, but if I had to pick any of them right now I’d say Mark Sanchez. Josh Freeman is a wildcard though. Watch him over the next game or so and see what kind of numbers he puts up.

    • Ken 1:25 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Normally a no brainer but seeing the numbers guys like Randy moss and Andre Johnson put up against the jets I’m worried about starting simswalker.

      You like msw or breaston better this week? I’m leaning tiwards breaston but a second opinion always helps.

      Thanks!

      • Squish 7:08 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can answer the question for everyone on this board I think. Brandon and Mike will definitely say go with MSW despite his poor matchup. I am more or less in agreement with them. But, I will go out on a limb and say that if Boldin is out this week, Breaston should be the better play this week for sure.

    • Ken 9:23 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks squish. Yea, I mean the cardinals usually score well against seatle and breaston pulled in 17 points in my ppr league last time. But i got this nagging feeling that’s not going to happen again. I think seatle’s def is gonna step up a bit this week.

      But man, the only time I saw Revis eff up was his booboo against ted ginn in miami’s Jet’s first match. Otherwise he’s shut down every receiver, and I doubt MSW is gonna be amy dif. So its a tough call.

      • Brandon 1:29 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, Squish called me out I guess…and he’s right. Although Sims-Walker’s good games this season have all come at the expense of less-than-spectacular defenses, I can’t recommend you bench him for the likes of Steve Breaston. I’m not necessarily a “never bench your start player” kind of guy, but in this case, I wouldn’t bench your star guy. 🙂

    • Jojo 2:52 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If D. Williams is out this weekend, who is the better play J. Stewart or Mendenhall?

      • Squish 12:05 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Williams is out I think Mendenthal is the better option. Carolina is facing a reasonable defense and Stewart really hasn’t looked good all season plus he’s been on the injury list for a majority of it. Mendenthal is clearly now the primary carrier in PIT and they’ll use him plenty against a Cincinatti team who’s DL is still hurting from the loss of Odom. Look for Pittsburgh’s OL to establish themselves early and often. Even if Mendenthal doesn’t get a big load of carries, he’ll do plenty with what he does get. I think you can count on at least a couple long runs by him and like a TD or two.

      • Brandon 11:26 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to disagree with Squish here. If DeAngelo Williams is out, Stewart makes a great play against the Falcons. Minus his last game (against a tough Saints defense), he was running the ball pretty well and the last time he played the Falcons, he had a 7.2 ypc average on nine carries. I’d go with Stewart (IF DeAngelo Williams is out that is :-))

    • Brian 1:24 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      I’ve been waffling back and forth (just call me Favre) about which QB to start. I’ve got Flacco with a great matchup or the always consistent Rivers with a not so great matchup against Philly. What do you think?

      • Squish 1:46 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Rivers this week better than Flacco despite the matchup differences. All my most accurate sources have Rivers slightly ahead as well. The going consensus is that Baltimore won’t have to pass much against the Browns and because of that the great passing game matchup is more or less superficial. Rivers on the other hand will likely have to pass often in the competitive game he’s playing in and thus should accrue more fantasy points.

      • Brandon 11:28 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish on this one. There are very few match-ups now where you would start Flacco over Rivers. Rivers’ upside is just too high with the weapons he has at his disposal.

        • Brian 12:57 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you both of you. Well articulated and sound reasoning. Looks like i’m going with Rivers!

  • Brandon 11:07 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 8: Happy Halloween! 

    matt's bills pumpkinWith Halloween right around the corner, hopefully your fantasy teams are in for more treats than tricks! While there is no game on Sunday night due to the World Series, I’m excited for the treat we’ll all get on Monday night when we actually get to see a good football game (Falcons @ Saints), instead of what we were forced to witness last week. Make sure to set your rosters early on Saturday so that you don’t forget while you’re nursing that post-party hangover on Sunday!

    Anyways, here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eight, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) We start it off with a few big name running backs that you may be concerned about… (More …)

     
    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:35 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, guys! I need some help: 2WR, 2RB, and a flex, please! Carolina Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith, LeSean McCoy, Maclin, Choice, and Bell. Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 1:49 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…tricky one there. I’d go with Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith and LeSean McCoy.

      • Jacob 2:43 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        id go with miles austin and Maclin… MJD, Kevin Smith, and Lesean Mccoy

      • eric 8:14 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would play kevin smith,mjd,mc coy,austin and burleson

    • Ken 2:20 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Any thoughts Donald Lee vs Mercedes Lewis on hakeem nicks vs greg jennings this week?

      • Brandon 12:03 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donald Lee will get more looks as JerMichael Finley is out (or at least banged up) this week. As for Nicks vs Jennings, I’d go with Jennings, as I think the Vikings/Packers game will include a ton of passing.

    • Brian 4:19 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week I wanted to know about Shiancoe or Davis and you got it wrong but i won’t hold it against you cuz i’m back again this week. Anyway, I’m look for a number 1 & 2 rb this week. For my number 1 i was going with Steven Jackson but Steve Slaton seems like a better choice because he scores more TDs and catches more passes. For my number 2 it is either
      Ricky Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Reggie Bush

      Also how do you feel about Tomlinson going against the Raiders.

      • Brandon 12:01 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Why can’t RB2 be Steven Jackson? I like the others in this order: LT, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush.

      • Jacob 2:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would go with steve Slaton over S. Jackson … but ye y not do Jackson #2… if not id say Ricky WIlliams, then K. smith, then reggie bush

      • PD 1:28 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Smith & Slaton

    • Jones 9:44 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McCoy over D Williams?

      • Brandon 11:56 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LeSean McCoy over DeAngelo Williams? Umm…never.

    • Robert 10:32 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’ve got 2 WR and 2 RB spots, and 1 flex. I’m planning on starting Donald Driver, Mike Sims-Walker, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Miles Austin in the flex. Others on my roster are Andre Johnson, Derrick Mason, Correll Buckhalter, and Shonn Greene. Kevin Smith hasn’t been doing much lately, but I like his matchup against the Rams. I also don’t much like the matchups of the players I plan on benching. What do you think? Since my WR core is pretty deep, should I trade for an elite RB? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 11:59 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is a deep receiver corps you have there. Although I have Andre Johnson as a “miss” this week, I would think it’d be hard to bench him ever. If you can, try to watch the ESPN pregame show on Sunday to see Johnson’s status, because if he’s close to 100%, he’s probably a better play than Donald Driver. By all means though, think about trading some of those receivers before your league’s trade deadline (if you have one) or before they start getting hurt and lose value.

    • Stediberto 11:29 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got MSW, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith (CAR), Hakeem Nicks & A Collie. If Calvin plays, should I think about starting Collie over Smith?

      • Brandon 11:57 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t feel confident starting Steve Smith at this point and Austin Collie has been one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Go with Collie…but I like Hakeem Nicks more than Collie if that is a decision you were making too.

    • chris 2:04 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      too many decisions this week., need help…
      pick 2 WR…

      Austin Collie -SF
      Derrick Mason -Den
      Steve Smith (CAR)@Ari
      Percy [email protected]

      Pick 2 RB

      Ryan Grant -Min
      LeSean McCoy – NYG
      Beanie Wells -Car
      Tim Hightower – Car
      Jonathan Stewart @Ari

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Collie and Mason, McCoy and Grant (although I’m not all that high on him this week.)

    • David 2:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please pick 2:

      Andre Johnson
      T.J. Housh
      Devon Hester
      Austin Collie

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Johnson (even though I’m not high on him this week, but it looks like he’s good to go) and Housh.

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

      Garrard or Schaub?

      Shockey or V Davis?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to bench Schaub at this point…even if his match-up is a lot worse than Garrard’s. For your tight end, go with Shockey.

    • Scotty 2:51 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m wondering if you would start Jerricho Cotchery vs. Miami or Hakeem Nicks vs. Philly. Jerricho, as you know, has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has apparently looked sharp in practice this week. Miami is starting 2 rookie corners. Hakeem is going against a much tougher secondary & he is the tertiary option for Eli. Weather is forecasted to be inclement in both Philly & New York. What do you think?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d still go with Hakeem Nicks. Mario Manningham is hurt and might not even play this weekend, meaning Nicks will start alongside Steve Smith and get tons of looks. Eli is much better than Mark Sanchez and can over come a little weather and a tougher defense.

    • Alex 3:18 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there,
      I’ve got an offer from another team of Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs for Ray Rice and Miles Austin. I’ve got Rice/Austin. What do you think? I also have Calvin Johnson, Housh and Frank Gore

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Rice and Austin. Who knows, maybe Miles Austin ends up being a legit top-tier wide receiver. Ray Rice is a heck of a lot better than Jacobs at this point and I don’t think this trade is worth it for you.

    • DMANSTER 5:38 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, RB situation need your advice. Need to start 2 in a PPR league: Hightower (vs. Car); Barber (vs. Sea); Jones (vs. Mia); Bell (vs. Atl)??

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Want your opinion on who too start, small head to headh league (6 teams) but based on total points to crown champ.:
      QB: A. rogers or T. Romo and at RB:Ronnie Brown V. Sidney Rice v. F. Gore..(A.D is my #1)..
      My gut is telling me Rogers but the Romo match-up vs. SEA is very tempting. Also I basically have 1 spot 7 am undecided on my othat 3 RBs & who would get me the most points.
      Any input would be awesome. Thanks again and new to the site.

      • Brandon 9:34 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to reply to this, had a Halloween party and a road race that were keeping me occupied all night/morning before the games. Hopefully you ended up making the right decisions!

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:59 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry about the misprint … I was thinking Sidney but meant Ray Rice (RB) Bal

    • Jone 9:22 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi ya!

      I’ve got an offer Beanie Wells, Mike Bell, and Greg Jennings for Pierre Thomas and TJ Housh. Should I take it?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who else do you have for running backs? I’m not sure I like this trade as while you’re possibly upgrading a bit at receiver, you’re getting two guys you will never be comfortable starting at RB for one that is a decent starter.

    • BadBrainz 10:09 am on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      For the flex spot, should I start R. Williams, V. Jackson or D. Driver? I have LT and Ronnie Brown as my RBs. Also, Sims-Walker and Austin Miles as my 2 starting WR’s. If you can advise, I’d appreciate it. Keep up the great work

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello! will calvin and andre play? if not, which of these guys should i start instead: Lance Moore, Donnie Avery, Eddie Royal? Flex: Shonn Greene, Bradshaw, or any of the previously listed receivers?

      Thank you so much for your help!

    • mikefraz 7:12 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok I need help guys, i’m in a ppr

      qb choose 1
      Flacco
      Favre
      Garrard

      wr pick 2 d jackson,d driver, a boldin,m austin, a collie

      rb pick 2 mjd, gore, p thomas, mccoy, wells

      te pick 1 daniels ,celek

      i also need flex help 1rb/wr and 1wr/te

    • Jones 9:34 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Favre in the spotlight, WR-Jackson’s going to stay hot + Austin, RB’s-MJD + Mccoy, Daniels @ TE. Driver @ flex.

  • Brandon 10:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Receivers gone wild! 

    Amazing numbers put up by some wide receivers today, including a bunch of them who managed multiple touchdowns…

    • Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TD
    • Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TD
    • Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 142 yards, 2 TD
    • Andre Johnson, HOU – 101 yards, 2 TD
    • Nate Burleson, SEA – 98 yards, 2 TD
    • Austin Collie, IND – 97 yards, 2 TD
    • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 79 yards, 2 TD
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 77 yards, 2 TD
    • Brandon Marshall, DEN – 64 yards, 2 TD
     
    • Squish 11:17 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seemed like a good day for defenses too with several scoring very well especially in the flea flicker standard format.

      All Around a pretty well scoring week (especially for my teams). All signs point to a 14-2 week this week which is nice after my 6-9 record last week. I’ve got my money league by the balls as long as Leon Washington and Cotchery can combine for at least 3 points in a PPR and return yard league. I’ll get the $10 weekly high score prize if that happens too as my only competition is my opponent. To make things better the owner just added a $50 prize for second to bring the total prizes $870 plus a Titlecraft trophy! Hell of a free league if you ask me!

      One of my Flea Flicker leagues has only 9 people so we all had stacked rosters. i was still surprised by this week though. Had Schaub, Turner, Rice, Fitz, White, Winslow and Eagles defense starting. The 6 offensive players combined for 13 TDs! Would have been better if I didn’t start Scobee…

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in a free league that offers $870 in prizes?!

        • Squish 4:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, it’s a league sponsored by an insurance quote guy. There are tons of them on Yahoo. Apparently he’s making a killing this year from the quotes done by his leagues’ players. You can check them out here:

          http://www.fantasyquotes.com/

          I’m just happy I was smart enough to trust the guy instead of running for the hills like most people do when they see “free prizes” at the top of a FF league.

      • Mal 11:05 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looking back you wonder if it’s even worth wasting a draft pick on DST unless you can grab maybe the likes of giants, vikings, steelers, ravens. It’s really just about match ups don’t you think? I just peruse the waiver each week for a decent one, and viola.

        • Brandon 11:20 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, with both Kickers and Defenses there isn’t much rhyme or reason to their scoring on any given week. While the best defenses should at least keep the score down, which helps you get points in that way, it’s hard to figure when a player will fumble and the other team takes it for a score (same with an interception.) All you can do is take your best shot at a match-up and hope it works out for you.

        • Squish 5:02 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. But honestly its even rare for any of the top drafted defenses to be the top scoring one. I went into my draft knowing that the only good defense from last year that was completely in tact was the Eagles defense. Thus, i pretty much drafted the Eagles or nobody. Turned out to be a good choice 😉

          I do own the Vikes in a few leagues but I’ll likely be dumping them because their schedule is about to get MUCH harder.

          Just goes to show, you never know how these things happen. In the end it’s not at all about how good a defense is but more about how many TOs they force and what percentage of those go to the house.

    • Matt M 12:49 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Burleson and Collie on your suggestion and secured a win. Nice job.

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! Glad I could help someone out there AND wish I had either of those guys on any of my teams right now.

    • Julie 11:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      have to comment– I had Burleson and Bradshaw on my bench per your recommendation. Was still able to pull off the win which made it a little less painful

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you still pulled off the win at least. It was pretty amazing what the return of Matt Hasselbeck meant to the Seattle offense though. Nate Burleson was obviously happy about it! As for Bradshaw, the guy hadn’t scored a touchdown all season (and you would think Brandon Jacobs would be the goalline back) and then goes and scores twice! Oh well, that’s part of the fun/frustration I guess. Good luck this week though!

  • Brandon 4:50 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 5: Pierre Garcon makes the list 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week five, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) As always, I’ve tried to leave the most obvious picks off the list, such as Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne’s scheduled abuse of the Titans secondary on Sunday night, so that I can save space for players that might have you scratching your head a little more. Anyways, here is your hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Troub. 9:23 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I actually disagree with you concerning the Matt Ryan advice, for one major reason: Atlanta had a bye week. Matt Ryan has already proven himself to be a master student in the film room, and he’s had plenty of time to study up on the SF defense. Add this to the fact that 60% of teams coming off a bye week win, regardless of home-field advantage, and I’m comfortable putting Ryan in at QB.

      • Brandon 9:40 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll see, but he’s still averaging only 216 yards per game and unless he gets a couple of touchdowns, his numbers might not be quite what you’re expecting. I’m not saying to bench him (see the introduction), but there’s no reason to automatically put him in your lineup if you have a better alternative.

      • Brandon 10:05 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like you were right in a big way! Not sure anyone would have predicted the complete dominance of the 49ers defense though.

    • Wolf 10:16 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seeing as how Randy Moss is up against a wall in this next game, I have an interesting choice to make. Do I keep him in assuming he’ll get a big play or two and come out with decent points or do I put in Mike Sims-Walker who is looking quite consistent so far?

      • Brandon 8:36 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a tough one there. Who are your other receivers?

        • Wolf 1:51 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Steve Smith (NYG), Wes Welker, Hines Ward (all starting along side Moss) – Sims-Walker is on the bench.

        • southwick 2:05 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Wow Wolf, thats crazy. I have the exact same WR core, and the exact same debate – Welker (only 3 WR). I am as of now starting Moss/Smith/Walker, w/ H. Ward on the Bench. Personally my big question is whether to start Ward or Moss.

        • Wolf 8:28 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I benched Ward last week and played Vincent Jackson.. and of course Ward had a great game over 100 yards.. and Jackson was a bit of a flop. I’ve played Ward every other game and love his consistency. I’ll probably go with Moss knowing that he can definitely find the endzone on big plays and even though most of the balls will go to the others.. there will definitely be a few getting through to him. (I just can’t let there be a chance that Moss has a great game on my bench!)

        • DMANSTER 8:58 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Is Steve Smith (NYG) still a solid start assuming he be covered by one of the best DB’s in the league ( Namdi Asumgha) and with Manning nursing his foot?

      • Brandon 9:00 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Moss, Ward, Steve Smith and Mike Sims-Walker. No need to play both New England receivers when they’re taking on one of the top defenses in the NFL…plus Sims-Walker has been great so far.

    • Mal 1:59 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, I have posed this question to you Brandon earlier to which you gave a great answer, but now with Marshall on your Miss list and his potentnial replacement changing from Gage to Britt, still start Marshall ahead of Kenny Britt.

      Starting Jacobs+Burner this week (as usual). Although falcons facing tough 49ers running D, no need to replace him with Hightower? Too risky i believe? Cheers! Mal.

      • Brandon 9:18 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Marshall has a tough matchup, I still like him more than Kenny Britt this week, as he’s more likely to find the endzone.

        As for your running backs, stick with Jacobs and Turner, who has WAY more upside than Hightower does on any given week, even if the matchup isn’t quite as good.

        • jay 7:30 pm on October 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          miamis on bye why would you start marshall?

          • Brandon 9:14 am on October 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            You might if it was 2009…which is when this post was written 🙂

    • Matt 7:15 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      do people not realize that garcon is mannings number 3 guy……i agree about holmes and jackson but what about T.O vs. cleveland he has had a rough start but cleveland isn’t necessarily the strongest team out there

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think people realize Garcon is Manning’s number three guy…in fact he shares that role with Austin Collie. As I mention in the introduction of the post, I try to list some names of players who might be causing people to debate whether to play them or not, not list guys who they’re going to start no matter if I list them or not (Reggie Wayne, etc.)

    • J.J. 9:48 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in hot water when it comes to RB’s this week. While I do have Adrian Peterson (must start against the Rams), I have Bradshaw, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, and Donald Brown and don’t know which 2 out of that crew to start. Am I just going to have a rough week?

      • Brandon 11:36 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While he was nursing a foot/ankle injury all week, I think Ahmad Bradshaw should be a safe play with a solid matchup (just check up on him on game day to ensure he plays.) As for the other spot, they all have tough match-ups (Smith – PIT, Brown – TEN, and Williams – NYJ.) I’d go with Ricky Williams and hope he can find the endzone.

        • J.J. 7:22 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, Brandon! Keep up the good work!

    • Rick Gershman 10:31 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Brandon. Thanks for the great work. I have Brady and Big Ben, and I’ve keep starting Brady while Ben edges him every week, so I’m definitely going with Ben this time. If you don’t mind, tell me what you think of this: I have to start three WRs this week, and I have Boldin, Santonio, Sims-Walker and Garcon (and that’s not even considering Sidney Rice on my bench). Am I totally crazy for considering starting Garcon over one of the other three? S-W has been money every week, and Boldin and Santonio have great matchups, but… I just get the feeling Garcon will have a day that will far exceed one of those guys. :-0

      • Brandon 11:40 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would stick to your starters there, with Boldin, Holmes and Sims-Walker. While Garcon and the rest of the Indy has a great match-up with Tennessee, the only guy I would consider sitting for him would be Santonio Holmes, but he also has a great match-up this week and is also on the “hit” list. If Garcon blows up this week, you will have a tougher decision to make in the future, but I think for now you’re save with your big 3.

        As for the QB position, this would be a great week to start Big Ben over Brady, but I think going forward you’re going to still want Brady in there in most cases and his numbers should continue to improve all season.

    • David 2:40 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have forte + rodgers on byes, Im starting big ben for rodgers and mendenhall for forte pick 1 rb westbrook,benson, or lynch. Also is playing s. holmes risky already starting 2 steelers. I also have sims-walker b. marshall thanks for your input

      • Matt 4:07 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Westbrook is healthy and will likely have his way with the terrible TB run defense, so I’d start him over almost anyone this week. I wouldn’t worry about starting three Steelers, since you picked the right three. 🙂

    • Rob 8:19 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can only start 2 receivers and one receiver or running back. I am currently starting Moss and Sims-Walker and Coffee in the receiver/running back position. I’ve got Crotchery and Garcon on the bench. Thoughts on Crotchery? He’s been solid every week but the rookie QB and the new receiver makes me nervous.

      • DMANSTER 9:03 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Cotchery has been solid for me and it seems he and Sanchez have that “chemistry”. Success with edwards remains to be seen but I think it could open up the doors further for Cotchery since many pass defenses may key on Edwards.

      • Brandon 8:57 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re feeling a bit risky, you might actually start Pierre Garcon, who has a great match-up against the Titans. Cotchery should do alright, but with Braylon Edwards coming to town, it’ll be interesting to see the impact on Cotchery. Either way though, Cotchery or Garcon should put up solid stats for your team. Do you need to bench Moss (Randy or Santana?) or Sims-Walker to play Cotchery or Garcon though?

    • DMANSTER 8:59 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Is Steve Smith (NYG) still a solid start assuming he be covered by one of the best DB’s in the league ( Namdi Asumgha) and with Manning nursing his foot?

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

        Yes Smith is a definate start no questions about it.

      • Brandon 8:53 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Unless you have Reggie Wayne, Chad Ochocinco and Andre Johnson as your other receivers, you most likely want to keep Steve Smith in there.

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

      I have Randy Moss and Brandon Marshall I am having trouble figuring out who to start. Can yall give me and advice to help me out?

      • Brandon 8:52 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, great receivers…just with bad matchups this week. I’d go with Randy Moss as he’s more likely to be used in redzone situations. Marshall has to score on long passing plays as the team goes to the running backs near the goal-line, however, the Patriots are great at preventing long scoring plays by receivers this year.

        • DFonz 8:53 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice and yeah this is a pretty bad match up.

    • Andrew 11:27 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m kind of in a bind at running backs this week but i have AP in first spot but im in a fit on who to put second Fred Jackson or Bradshaw. Also should i start Santana Moss or put Cotchery in for him?

      • DFonz 1:40 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going with Fred Jackson myself hes been reliable and I do not care if Lynch is back it’s going to be Jackson all the way

      • Brandon 8:49 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Bradshaw is a bit risky given that he’s recovering from a foot/ankle injury, so go with Fred Jackson.

        In terms of your receiver question, go with Santana Moss until you know how the Braylon Edwards experiment goes down in New York (and how it affects Cotchery.)

    • Chainmover 11:37 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey! Need 2 – Harrison, Rice, Portis
      – SSmith(NYG), Megatron, Sims-Walker

      • DFonz 1:44 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To easy Smith and walker

      • Brandon 8:47 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You can only play two of those guys? I agree with DFonz, go with Steve Smith and Mike Sims-Walker.

    • TIm Foley 1:26 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im thinking of starting steve breaston over slaton. i think he will be large aspect of the cardinals offense this week, but what do you think? will slaton put up more points against a stingy cardinals run-d. or will breaston rack up the catch yard points in a leauge with a point per ten yards

      • DFonz 1:42 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Slayton no brainer. A lot of people think Arizona is going to do great but Warner is hurt and so is breaston. Warner is going to get about 250 yds, 2 TD’s if he stays in the game. I dont see him going past the half

      • Brandon 8:44 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with DFonz, go with Slaton. I think he’ll have a good game this week as he tries to make up for his performance last week (before he was benched, not the touchdowns afterwards.)

    • Amir 2:00 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Start Tim Hightower or Jerome Harrison? Standard scoring no ppr

    • Jim 7:15 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Santana Moss or Cotchery?

      • Brandon 8:42 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Santana Moss this week and see how Cotchery does with Braylon Edwards in town now to determine future weeks.

    • SFonz 11:31 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help. Can start 2RB’s, 2WR’s and 1 Flex from:

      RB’s: DWill, Mendenhall, Rice, Choice, Moreno
      WR’s: R Wayne, S Smith, M Sims-Walker, Nate Burleson, A Bryant

      Thinking DWill and Mendenhall, Wayne and Walker…who for flex?

      • Brandon 8:22 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the guys you mentioned, plus Steve Smith (no matter which version it is…NYG or CAR)

    • John 1:32 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which two out of the following should I play (atleast one WR)?
      Santana Moss, Mike Sims Walker, Tashard Choice, and Cadillac Williams

      • Brandon 8:21 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mike Sims-Walker and Santana Moss.

      • Brandon 10:19 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you heard the news on Sims-Walker early enough to get him out of your lineup!

    • Dee M 10:53 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help….Steven or Fred Jackson this week. Steven (tough Run D), Fred (how many touches?)

    • SFonz 11:04 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John – Sims-Walker over S Moss, Choice or Williams…easy choice.

    • Jeff 11:17 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      starting schaub over big ben this week….3rd wr/te spot up in the air….Roddy White vs SF or plug in Owen Daniels vs Ariz?

      • Brandon 10:18 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you went with Roddy White…what a game!

    • Jack 11:48 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jerome Harrison or Glen Coffee? Nate Burleson or Pierre Garcon?

    • Paul 3:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yo… your hit Desean Jackson has a goose egg late in the third quarter… not so much trusting the blog now!

      • Brandon 4:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, somehow Jeremy Maclin is stealing all of the thunder! Great game for McNabb though, returning from his injury.

    • Brandon 10:18 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Come on Pierre, you’re making me look bad! However, don’t score too many points, as you’re the only player left on a team that I’m playing this week (where I’m currently up by 15 points or so.)

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