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  • Brandon 9:42 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 6 pick-ups: Mark Clayton out for the year and Patriots players galore! 

    Here are your potential waiver wire pick-ups for week 6. I missed the mark a bit last week with the Sam Bradford prediction, but who knew the Rams would look so terrible against the Lions?! Anyways, this week’s top players are Danny Amendola, who becomes the top receiver in St. Louis with Mark Clayton suffering a season-ending injury. I like Brandon Tate and Aaron Hernandez now that Randy Moss is out of town. Also, Roy Williams and Felix Jones seem to be starter-worthy fantasy players now. Anyways, take a look and see if any of these guys can help your squad overcome some injuries and bye weeks…

     
    • Brian 7:11 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Need some help fellas. Got crushed by injury god this week with Rogers – Finley – Clayton. Like to hear who you recommend me grabbing from waivers:

      Finley Replacements:
      Pettigrew
      Hernandez
      Moeaki
      O. Daniels

      Clayton replacements:
      Crabtree
      Gaffney
      Britt
      St. Johnson (Buf)
      Cribbs
      Knox

      Luckily I have Big Ben coming back so he will serve if Rogers can’t play. I have been trying to make a trade for WR depth for weeks with nobody budging so I don’t hold much hope but will keep trying. Thanks for your time!

      • Brian 7:14 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just read your list again and noticed Amendola -he too is still available.

        • J 8:39 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Pettigrew/Hernandez
          Crabtree over Steve J

      • Squish 3:36 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Crabtree for sure. With the new offensive coordinator in town he’s seeing a lot more targets than before. It’s only a matter of time before he matches the numbers people were expecting of him before the season.

        At TE I like Pettigrew more than the others listed due to him being a favorite target of hill. He’s currently 8th among TEs in targets which is a great factor to go by. Also consider adding Heath Miller if he’s out there since he’s an elite (top 5) TE when Big Ben is around.

      • Brandon 8:47 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with “J” on this one, but favor Aaron Hernandez slightly over Pettigrew, just because of the potential upside now that Randy Moss is out of town. Grab Crabtree though.

    • TJ 10:07 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys, like everyone else here I got pummeled yesterday (Clayton, Foster, Schaub starting….). But’s it’s only my first loss, so life isn’t all bad. A few questions:

      WR – All these guys are available FAs – who to pick for Clayton? (I was thinking Tate, but really not as tuned into the NE scene as you, Brandon…) Have: White, Collie, Floyd, Lloyd
      – Tate, R Williams, M Williams, Bess, Britt, Amendola, MSW, Braylon

      QB: Time to pick up a Schaub backup, would prefer a longer-term option: Freeman, Young, Smith – leaning toward Freeman, but just don’t love any of them. Also available are Hill, Hasselback, Garrard, Oakland QBs, Fitzpatrick & Cassel…. really bottom feeding here. One possibility might be to offer to trade to a fellow owner: She has Brees AND Rodgers (!) – and the rest of her team is weak, especially at WR, could maybe offer one of my WRs for Rodgers (tho hard to pick which one…..). Ideally she’d be clueless enough to take a one-for-one trade of Schaub for Rodgers, seeing how he’s concussed and all and she has no QB for wk 10, but I don’t know if that will fly.

      RB – Ryan Torain and the ‘Skins line seemed a little underwhelming yesterday. Still worth holding? Lynch, Spiller, BJGE available.

      Much thanks, as always.

      • Squish 3:49 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d take a flyer on Tate but I don’t think you really need any help at Wr. The guy you pick up will see little playing time. Out of those options, only MSW has as much upside as Tate. Brandon will definitely tell you to go with MSW.

        At QB it’s a tossup. I’d just play it week to week by matchup. None of those guys really stick out. Normally I’d lke Hill the best but CJ’s shoulder injury could greatly decrease his value. that being said, I think he’s going to get the Lions an NFL record for most passes to a TE in a season. (Currently at 71). That being said, I don’t like his matchups the next couple weeks and I’m betting Stafford will be back soon enough. I’d take Freeman and hope it works out.

        I think you have to hang with Torain at least until after next week. They play the horrible Indy run defense and he could be in for a huge day.

      • Brandon 9:09 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, Squish thinks he knows me so well, but unfortunately I can’t recommend Sims-Walker on this one. 🙂 I actually Brandon Tate in your situation, since you have enough starters at the position and are looking for upside primarily. If you wanted an instant starter though, Braylon Edwards and Roy Williams seem pretty solid.

        At quarterback, I think I like David Garrard the most due to the touchdowns he’s been throwing these days. At running back, stick with Torain for now.

        • TJ 2:47 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, for advice on the WRs, don’t need an immediate starter so may just sit on Tate for a while.
          Looks like the other owner is OK with trading me Rogers for Schaub….might come back to burn me in wk 10 when I face her and Schaub has Jac (or if Rodgers gets whacked again….), but right now I’m thinking even a banged up Rodgers is a better bet than Schaub, who is just not looking sharp lately

          What do you guys think of D’s this week – any bottom-feeders you think might shine? NE, Det, OAK, ATL, WAS, SEA…… a

          • Brandon 8:56 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I just picked up Tennessee in one of my leagues and they should be decent if they’re available. Atlanta has been solid this year and they’ll be playing Kevin Kolb, who I would say the jury is still out on if he’s a legit NFL quarterback or not. I’d probably go with them out of the group.

    • Squish 3:29 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think Heath Miller is worth adding this week now that Big Ben will be playing again. He’s consistently a top 5 TE when Big Ben is healthy. He’s widely available and with Big Ben shaking the rest off and missing Holmes as a target, I’d expect Miller to have the best stretch of fantasy numbers he’s ever seen from here on out.

      • Brandon 9:13 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure about the whole top 5 TE thing with Heath Miller. Looking at his stats from the past few years (click the 2009, 5Y, 3Y, 2Y filters,) he seems to be around 8-12, so a borderline TE1 for a team. This year I expect more of the same, especially with the abundance of solid players at the position.

    • Joe 6:14 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I lost Clayton this week and was wondering who to pick up:
      Kenny britt, deion branch,mike thomas, steve johnson, dywane bowe,kevin walter, or bess

      • Brandon 9:02 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to this before waivers cleared (at least I assume they did.) I like Steve Johnson, as it appears he’s become Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite target in Buffalo, but he’s on a bye this week so that won’t help you out a lot if you’re in a bind. Mike Thomas is alright in a PPR league, but won’t score a whole lot. On the other end is Kenny Britt, who probably won’t catch as many passes, but is finding the endzone with regularity these days. If you’re feeling especially risky, you could go with Dwayne Bowe, even with his terrible game of drops last week. The Chiefs play a terrible Houston pass defense and this could be a chance for Bowe to redeem himself.

    • matt 12:27 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      for “the fantasy football geek blog” I am shocked at your waiver wire pickups.. do you think we play in handicap leagues, nearly 90% of the players you listed are all rostered in my league and I can only assume the majority of others as well

      • sean 3:31 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Seriously, i count 3 players that are actually available in my main league. this list seems more suited for fantasy beginners.

        • Brandon 8:53 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t recall ever saying that we wrote this blog only for fantasy football experts. Plenty of beginners visit the site and checking the ownership percentages in Yahoo, it doesn’t appear that these players are owned in 90% of leagues. For example…

          – Danny Amendola: 29%
          – Deion Branch: 15%
          – Marcedes Lewis: 57%
          – Steve Johnson: 18%
          – Aaron Hernandez: 52%
          – Mike Hart: 5%

          If you want a comprehensive list to satisfy the experts, I’m sure the Talented Mr. Roto Matthew Berry or someone like him can help you out. This blog is mostly a place where people can ask questions, help others out, etc. Once we start getting paid the big bucks, then we’ll make a specific list of waiver wire adds ONLY for expert players, which only includes a few select players that we’re sure aren’t taken in the experienced leagues out there.

          Thanks for visiting though!

          • matt 12:21 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            yeah man i didn’t mean to chirp you and for your info i would much rather visit this site than look at fat matthew berry eating hotdogs.. as far as im concerned hes a plug when it comes to fantasy football. keep up the good work boys and ps. yahoo leagues suck

    • Reed 12:00 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, can you give me some help evaluating this trade offer. Here is my team: Mcnabb, Vick & Freeman @ QB – Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas, Felix Jones, and Tolbert @ RB- Brandon Marshall, Ochocinco, B Lloyd, Brandon Tate, Nate Washington, & Vincent Jackson @ WR.

      We start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s and a QB/WR/RB/TE Flex.

      I have been offered BJGE for Brandon Tate. What are your thoughts? I am leaning towards making the trade, because of injury worries for Thomas, and the emergence of Ryan Matthews. Thoughts?

      • Brandon 12:06 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, not a huge fan of this trade. I think Tolbert should continue to see carries and should have nearly as much upside as Green-Ellis for the remainder of the year. It seems Felix Jones is emerging as a decent option at RB, so you can start him and Ray Rice at the position. Brandon Tate is all upside at this point and could end up being your flex play for the rest of the year. Maybe you can trade Nate Washington for BJGE? 🙂

        • Reed 12:19 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          OK. Thanks for the help. I dont think he is taking Washinton for BJGE!!! And Washington does still have the Jags on the schedule twice. It hurts to even make that joke, i am a huge Jags fan!

          I posted the comment twice by mistake, my bad!

          Thanks for your help!

    • Reed 12:15 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, can you give me some help evaluating this trade offer. Here is my team: Mcnabb, Vick & Freeman @ QB – Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas, Felix Jones, and Tolbert @ RB- Brandon Marshall, Ochocinco, B Lloyd, Brandon Tate, Nate Washington, & Vincent Jackson @ WR.

      We start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s and a QB/WR/RB/TE Flex.

      I have been offered BJGE for Brandon Tate. What are your thoughts? I am leaning towards making the trade, because of injury worries for Thomas, and the emergence of Ryan Matthews. Thoughts?

    • Phootballer 7:36 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Amendola or Roy Williams in a non-PPR league
      Furthermore, who would you start in week 6?

      Knox, Amendola, or R.Williams?

      • Brandon 9:07 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I’d gamble on Amendola to be honest. Even in a non-PPR league, the Rams are going to be getting pounded by the Chargers and I assume they’ll throw the ball about 50 times or so as they try to keep up. Amendola should see even more looks now that Mark Clayton is out for the year.

      • Brandon 9:09 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        However, the Seahawks are giving up a ton of passing hards and Jay Cutler is returning for the Bears. I’d say the highest risk/reward is Knox, but the safer bet is Amendola.

  • Brandon 6:53 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Randy Moss headed to Minnesota 

    GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 9:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with a teammate against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field on January 9, 2005 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Vikings defeated the Packers 31-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)It’s official, Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has been traded today to the Minnesota Vikings for a 3rd round draft pick next season. As a Patriots fan, I’m not even sure how I feel about this really. There’s no real way to say how valuable he’s been to the Patriots in weeks where he catches zero passes, but still distracts defenses. I guess we’ll find out soon!

    In terms of fantasy, I don’t see this trade really hurting anyone’s value. Brandon Tate becomes the heir-apparent as the deep threat in New England, so pick him up ASAP! Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez will continue to see more looks from Tom Brady as well. Brett Favre will obviously have a great target and his numbers should get a bit better and I’m sure he’ll force the ball to Moss all day long, so Randy’s value increases too.

    Tom Brady’s value is a question mark, but I have a feeling that in the end, he’ll still be putting up numbers like he has so far this year. I can’t see Wes Welker’s numbers changing all that much either, as he’ll continue to be Brady’s favorite target, but is used primarily on the short throws. He could get some more looks in the redzone though I guess.

    Maybe the Pats trade Moss and scoop up Vincent Jackson? I wouldn’t be completely against that 🙂

     
    • Larry 9:35 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I add Brandon Tate WR-NE or Danny Woodhead WR-NE?

      • Brandon 2:20 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I assume Tate will be a more consistent part of the offense and is worth a pickup for sure, especially if your league awards points for special teams return yards or points.

    • Tommy 9:46 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Just traded Larry Fitz, Randy Moss, Ryan Torain, and Dustin Keller for Calvin Johnson, Eddie Royal, Ryan Matthews, and Dallas Clark.

      Good trade, right?

      • Brandon 2:47 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At this point, with the Randy Moss trade going down this morning, it’s really hard to tell who will win in this trade. I think you probably ended up with the better side of the deal, which is pretty interesting considering where the players ranked at the beginning of the season. However, if Moss turns out to be a monster for the Vikings, you may regret this trade…you’ll have to wait and see though 🙂

    • kayselynn 12:18 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i am torn. i have sanchez and favre. who to start this week?

      • Brandon 2:24 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Even with Randy Moss on the Vikings now, I think you stick with the hot hand of Mark Sanchez. He’s got home field advantage and who knows what kind of throws Favre will force in there to get the ball to Randy Moss. If the Randy Moss-to-Vikings experiment works out, maybe you switch the two in the future, but not this week.

        By the way, I’ve added them to our ranks for this week, so check it out:

        http://www.ffgeekblog.com/advice/user-requested-player-ranks-week-5/

    • E. 12:34 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      who should i start this week for QB while Tom Brady is having a bye week, Palmer or Orton?

      • Brandon 2:28 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Orton has been on fire, but he’s playing against a Ravens team that is allowing an insane 119 yards per game through the air and has only allowed one passing touchdown. Stick with Palmer against a softer TB defense.

  • Brandon 10:47 am on August 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Another record season for the Patriots? 

    I don’t want to jinx them or anything, but things have already looked great for the Patriots this preseason. With a healthy Wes Welker in the fold, along with a contract-inspired Randy Moss, Julian Edelman, rookie Aaron Hernandez and healthy Brandon Tate, this passing game should be absolutely dominant. Even the rookie tight end touted for his blocking, Rob Gronkowski, racked up 38 yards and a score last night! Will Tom Brady rack up 50 touchdowns like he did in 2007? Maybe not. But he could get 49 🙂

    Obviously you’re drafting Brady, Moss, and Welker, but now I bet you see Edelman and Hernandez taken in the later rounds of most drafts…especially keeper leagues. In the leagues out there that reward for kick return yardage, Brandon Tate makes for an interesting pick as well.

    Even the running game was going on all cylinders, with the old-man-tandem of Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris combining for over 100 yards and two scores on just 17 carries! Where you draft any of their running backs is another story though. This is the ultimate running-back-by-committee situation and one you should probably stay away from unless absolutely necessary.

     
    • Brandon 2:07 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sooo….this isn’t exactly working out according to plan. There’s still time for the Pats offense to turn it around though!

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