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  • Brandon 3:46 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 14: Win or Go Home! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for the upcoming games, 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!) In most leagues out there this is the first week of the playoffs, so you absolutely need to win if you want to continue your journey towards that league championship. Hopefully a few of these hit and miss suggestions will help you make those tough roster decisions and if they don’t, please feel free to leave a comment with your specific situation. Good luck!

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    • Lindsay 6:25 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I was able to land myself in 3rd place in a 10 team league so I am in the playoffs, but without a bye this week. My RB position is seriously sad and getting worse each week it seems, so I need some help.
      My roster right now looks like this

      QB Romo, Orton
      WR Colston, Smith(nyg), Meacham, Collie, Avery, Bess Floyd
      RB R. Williams, Forte, Ganther
      DEF Jets

      I am thinking Romo at QB…Colston, Smith, and Meacham for WRs and maybe Williams and Ganther for my 2 RBs…I need a flex play…last wk I played Avery over Bess which wasn’t so great, but who could predict that. I am thinking Avery again this week. Please let me know what you think of my lineup and who I should switch out if any!! Thx for all your help!!!

      • Lindsay 6:26 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, I also have Evans, who I normally wouldn’t consider but he does have a good matchup in KC this week…

      • Brandon 8:36 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with your gut…Romo, Colston, Smith, Meachem, Williams, Ganther, Jets and Avery.

    • Trevor 9:14 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have to pick 2 RB and 1 RB/WR :
      Forte, F. Jackson, Forsett, Wells, A. Byrant, S. Morris, Buckhalter???
      its a toughie and all of your opinions will help thanks

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

        I’m not high on him this week, but I guess you’ll want to throw Matt Forte in there, along with Fred Jackson and Correll Buckhalter (and hope he has another week like last week.)

    • Brandon Walsh 4:17 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 of these 4 RBs: Pierre Thomas, Marion Barber, Jonathan Stewart, Laurence Maroney
      1 of these 2 TEs: Greg Olsen, Tony Gonzalez

      • Brandon 6:37 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the PT Cruiser and Maroney. At tight end, go with Gonzo.

    • Coach Mike 4:33 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lost both Ronnie Brown and Slaton to IR so my (pathetic) RB choices are (need two):
      Forsett, Ganther, Beanie Wells, Chris Brown, Cadillac Williams,

      Help please….and wish me luck. Thanks

      • Brandon 6:32 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Quinton Ganther and Chris Brown are probably your best bets…good luck!

    • Ron 9:24 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please help w/ Turner likely out – need 2 from J Stew, Bell, Snelling, Buckholter. Norwood. Also pains me but I need to bench one from Calvin, Meachem and Marshall…Thanks

      • Brandon 6:31 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, that’s a pretty tough decision, but I guess I’d bench Brandon Marshall against a solid Colts defense. In terms of your running backs, Correll Buckhalter and Jonathan Stewart are probably your best bets. Just hope that Stewart gets a touchdown and Buckhalter can take a few screen passes for solid yardage.

    • Not Barry Sanders 9:29 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yo B…my RB sitch is a mess…started Mendenhall – lost Portis, Westbrook AND now Slaton…so I need to choose 2 + a pick a flex (I may use a WR for flex but not sure) from this mess…Moats, Buckholter, Snelling, Felix Jones, Cartwright, Lynch & Fargas. Last week I used Correl vs KC and he cam up big – Lynch has same matchup and similar situation…Thanks for your help

      • Brandon 6:23 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wowsers that is a motley crew you have there. Depending on your receivers, you probably want one of them in the flex spot. If they’re not any good though, your top three running backs this week are probably Fargas, Buckhalter and Felix Jones (high risk, high reward.)

    • Ken 10:41 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson and Randy Moss for my WR. (4 team league)

      I’m considering benching Wayne and Jackson for Sidney Rice and Robert Meachem. Any thoughts on this decision?

      • Brandon 6:21 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there, as all of them are pretty solid options. It’s hard to bench Meachem while he’s so hot right now, so I’d probably plug him in for Vincent Jackson. As for Moss and Wayne, I think you have to keep them in over Sidney Rice just because of their potential.

    • Adam 9:02 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s fairly clear that you don’t know what you’re talkin’ about.

      • Matt 9:14 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        An excellent, well-reasoned argument.

  • Brandon 9:09 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 14: Who's Starting Vince Young in the Playoffs? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week fourteen. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis. This week we start off with a few quarterbacks who’s play has improved dramatically over the next few weeks. Early in the season, did you ever imagine starting Alex Smith or Vince Young (or Bruce Gradkowski?) in the playoffs? Me neither.

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    • e-roc 9:39 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      *whew* Limped into the playoffs with 3 straight L’s but still managed to secure a Bye week.

      My QB situation has been a crap shoot because I own McNabb, VY, and Alex Smith. Who do I start this week? Purely based on match-ups, I want to start VY…

      • s 2 da a L 1:52 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was 7-2 and tied for first – 4 straight losses has made me the 5th seed.. guys are just not performing :/

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to sit McNabb against a Giants defense that just got lit up by Tony Romo. Plus, if you actually look at the last few games the Rams of played, they haven’t been all that bad against the pass (shut down Hasselbeck and Cutler.) Stick with McNabb.

        • e-roc 3:46 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ll stick with McNabb… My team has under-performed for 3 straight weeks. Not looking good…

    • Mark 12:00 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Best week 14 flex play?
      Sidney Rice vs CIN
      Joseph Addai vs. DEN
      Jamaal Charles vs BUF

      • Tommy 10:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jamaal Charles, definitely.

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy here, go with Jamaal Charles. The Bills are the worst team in the league at stopping the run.

    • TJ 2:19 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys – First off, thanks for helping me win my division, you guys are the best.

      Wanted to know your thoughts on my playoff roster:
      – At RB I have SJax, Wells, Charles, F Jackson, & Forsett. Thinking about swapping someone for Harrison, as a posible week 15 option should something happen (like SJax’s back finally caving in). Maybe FredJack, or Forsett if it looks like they’ll be sticking to Jones….?
      – At WR, Welker, Austin, Ocho, SimsWalker, Smith(NYG). Meacham is available. Worth swapping one for him – will Ocho shine again?
      – D/ST – GB & CIN, who do you like going forward? (can also grab DEN, CAR, ARI)
      And for the rest:
      – TE – Witten & Shiancoe
      – K is always the flavor of the week, and Q is Brees.

      Big question about whether I’m safer carrying 2 QBs in case Brees gets hurt (would grab Smith), but I’d have to drop something (probably the extra D/ST, hard to part with the others) Are there 2 D’s worth carrying, or do you think I can safely stick with one (probably GB this week, at least)

      Thanks!

      I’m thinking

      • TJ 2:21 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also – Garcon is available too….

        • TJ 2:47 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          …And I the Ravens DEF too, just swapped CIN for them

        • e-roc 8:12 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You’re pretty stacked at WR.. They’re all #1’s on their respective teams. At this point, the only guy I would consider swapping is Steve Smith (NYG) for Meachem since he plays for an offensive juggernaut.

        • Brandon 3:45 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Not sure Garcon is worth the add with the Colts about to clinch home field advantage through the playoffs and Peyton Manning seeing a drop in playing time.

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It might not be a huge upgrade, but feel free to drop Forsett for Harrison. At least you’re assured he’ll get some carries. At wide receiver, I agree with E-Roc on Steve Smith. He hasn’t found the endzone a whole lot lately and actually has some pretty bad match-ups down the stretch (PHI, WAS, CAR.) I like Witten at tight end and love the Packers defense this week against Jay “Interception Machine” Cutler.

    • DJ 12:03 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      warner or A. smith this week

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although there are some hip injury worries, Kurt Warner should be good to go on Monday and with the weapons he has at receiver, you have to start him over Alex Smith. This will all change if you find out that Warner is looking less likely to play later in the week, but for now plan on starting the old man.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:41 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • Javier 7:23 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 RB 2 WR 1 Flex: MJD, McGahee, Addai, Rock Cartwright; Randy Moss, Steve Smith (NYG), Sid Rice, Britt and Maclin (will go if I get Meachem off waivers).

      Although Miami is great against the run, MJD can still receive some passes, he should remain #1… I think the Colts will start resting starters, and Denver is quite tough for Addai. Cartwright will get a million touches and might score 0 TDs… and McGahee could score 3 in 3 carries! Oh boy…

      For WRs I am only positive about Moss… Steve Smith *might* be ok against Brown and Samuel… it seems Young can throw the ball, so Britt has potential to wreck the Rams. I don’t like Rice against the Bengals and Maclin was dissapointing.

      PD: Hoping to pick up Heap and Ravens to replace Olsen and Vikings… Baltimore’s schedule is pretty soft for the rest of the season.

      • Brandon 3:55 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jones-Drew and Cartwright (and hope he gets lucky against a bad Oakland run defense.) At receiver go with Moss, Britt (worth a gamble) and either Meachem or Smith, depending on if you got Meachem.

    • Dennis 4:23 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 WR 2 RB 2 Flex: Sims Walker, Roddy White, T.O., Smith(NYG), Smith(Car), Crabtree, Chambers, Mike Wallace, Pierre Thomas, Ganther (starting against OAK), and Hightower.

      I was thinking Wallace might have a good game if Ward doesn’t play. KC doesn’t have a good pass defense so TO might have a break game.

      I’m pretty sure with Thomas and Ganther but Hightower is a good goal line back.
      Please help me out.

      • Dennis 3:06 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also have Chris Brown.

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        WR – Sims-Walker, T.O., White
        RB – PT and Ganther
        Flex – Steve Smith (CAR) and Mike Wallace

        I’m starting Mike Wallace tonight I think, especially if Hines Ward isn’t playing. If ward starts, you might consider swapping him for Steve Smith (NYG) though.

    • Ted Anderson 5:21 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start? Vince Young vs Stloy or Hasselback vs Houston?

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Vince Young’s match-up, but I think Hasselbeck is the safer bet. If you’re a gambling man, try your luck with Young though.

    • James 2:01 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Im having a tough time deciding who to start this week at WR and QB…

      At QB I have Romo and Smith, and I was dead set on Romo until I read this article…

      At WR, ( in a league where we can start 5) I have
      Sims-Walker (vs MIA)
      Desean Jackson (vs NYG)
      Andre Johnson (vs. Sea)
      Santonio Holmes (vs. CLE)
      Kenny Britt( vs.STL)
      Pierre Garcon( vs. DEN)

      Britt has been lighting people up lately and so has Garcon. I’m afraid to bench Holmes because of Cleveland’s horrible defense. I need some major help her guys.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 4:40 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, didn’t mean to make you second guess yourself, but you’re good to go with Romo anyways. He’s coming off two good performances in a row and plays a Chargers defense that just got beat up by the Browns of all teams.

        At wide receiver, you might bench Kenny Britt, even if he has been playing well lately with Vince Young. If he doesn’t catch touchdowns in two of the last three games, he finishes with pretty bad numbers actually, so he’s a gamble.

    • Tony 2:46 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Greetings!  I’m having a tough time week, finally moved into 4th in our standings, and working to protect that spot and make a team good enough to give some of our overpowered teams a run for their money come weeks 15-17 and I could use some assistance.  Here’s my lineup.

      QB:
      QB: Peyton Manning
      WR: Larry Fitzgerald
      WR: Marques Colston
      RB: Jamaal Charles
      RB: Cedric Benson
      TE: Heath Miller
      W/T: Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R: Jason Avant
      W/R: Kenny Britt

      On the bench:
      QB: Mark Sanchez
      RB: Mike Bell
      RB: Brandon Jacobs

      Last week I finally benched Jacobs having moved in Britt into my lineup instead, figuring it was finally time, and it really came back to bite me.  I’ve got one empty spot on my roster and would be more than willing to make some moves should there be some options deemed better.  There are few availabilities at the QB position (Gradkowski, Boller, Moore being really the only real choices..and not necessarily good ones.)  TE Miller’s stock has certainly fallen in the last few weeks, and I’m wondering if Scaife, Finley or Carlson might not be better choices here? (All are available.)  Also, I’m not sure about WRs in the next few weeks, since Bess, Breaston, Bryant and Devin Thomas are all available.

      Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?

      • Brandon 4:51 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a little confused about the empty QB spot you mention. I’m assuming you obviously want to pick up a quarterback and plug him in there. Is Chad Henne or Ryan Fitzpatrick available? I like them more than the guys you mention. If not, then I guess I’d go with Bruce Gradkowski (even though he’s one of my “misses” this week) and hope he continues where he left off last week.

        With DeSean Jackson most likely playing, I’d plug in Brandon Jacobs for Jason Avant as well.

        Finally, stick with Heath Miller, who is my tight end “hit” this week.

        • Tony 6:34 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for not clarifying that empty spot. I had Sanchez in there previously, and he’s hurt this week. Henne and Fitzpatrick are both already taken as well. 2 QBs and 12 people make for slim QB pickings…

          Starters Available at QB:
          Gradkowski
          Moore
          Boller
          Freeman

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

          Stick with Gradkowski. Moore is an enticing option considering how bad the Patriots defense has been lately, but they’re playing at home and should be a lot better against the Panthers (considering they only have to cover one receiver!)

    • JMOST 9:03 am on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John M says:

      Hi:

      I need some help. Playoff round(1) 2 week format standard scoring.
      RB1 Johnson & RB2 Charle is set.
      Flex (LT, Fred. Jackson, Ganther or K. Smith)
      WR1 Wayne?_bad Match up & may Colts may rest players. , WR2 & Flex (MSW-D, White-Q, Mason, Smith NY, Britt_”VY -Q”).
      Finally:
      Do I pick up a back up QB for Rodgers (Smith & Young is avaliable). I have 2 _Kickers. Hartley & Gostkowski). Hartley will have better weather conditions. and 2 TEs (Celek I Shiancoe). Who would you drop?

      What do you think, thanks
      jm

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

        Go with Mason as your WR2 and LT in the flex spot.

        In terms of picking up a backup quarterback, there really isn’t a whole lot of season left and you won’t be benching Rodgers unless he gets hurt (knock on wood.) If you’re going to drop anyone, I guess you could drop Gostkowski, since you probably don’t need him anymore with Hartley playing now.

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