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  • Brandon 10:18 am on September 12, 2011 Permalink
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    Week one injury updates 

    • Looks like Rams WR Danny Amendola could be out for at least 8-10 weeks, if not the year, after suffering a dislocated elbow. This hurts for those in PPR leagues who drafted him. This could end up benefiting rookie tight end Lance Kendricks, who should see even more looks, even after dropping a few passes on Sunday.
    • Amendola’s teammates Sam Bradford (finger) and Steven Jackson (quad) also suffered minor injuries and both hope to play in week 2, but keep an eye on them. Don’t worry about starting Bradford’s backup for any reason, but Cadillac Williams will top the waiver wire pick-ups this week for sure!
    • Chargers running back Mike Tolbert continued to prove that he’s the more valuable tailback, at least in terms of fantasy football, on the team as he scored three touchdowns. However, he also hurt his knee and while it seems minor at the moment, it could be the type of injury to sideline him a week, so make sure to follow the situation if he’s on your team.
    • Houston running back Derrick Ward left the game with an ankle injury and backup Ben Tate had a big game. With Arian Foster’s status still unknown for week two and Ward already losing his role as primary backup, Tate could be in line for another big game.
    • 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree will most likely be day-to-day for a while with a¬†reoccurring¬†foot injury.
    • Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman left Sunday’s game temporarily, but it seems it was just cramps and he came back in the game. Nothing to see here.
    • Jags tight end Marcedes Lewis had either cramps or a calf strain and you’ll want to monitor his status throughout the week before plugging him into your line-up (or don’t plug him in…easier solution!)
    • Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton hurt his wrist and his status for week two is up in the air…but that shouldn’t matter, as no one should have him in their fantasy line-ups unless you’re in some crazy three QB league!
    • In case you’re someone who pays very little attention to the kicker position, other than to sub your guy out on a bye week, you might check that you don’t have Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding in your line-up. It seems he might be out for the year with a knee injury.
    • Rev. Benjamin 1:37 pm on September 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      My team has Cassel at qb, peyton manning on the bench. Think I should drop both/either for fitzpatrick and cam newton?

      • Brandon 2:01 pm on September 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Feel free to drop Manning at this point. He won’t help you this year. As far as who to pick up, I’d probably go the safer route with Fitzpatrick. He was decent last year as well and seems to be continuing that trend. Newton might be fun in the games he does well, but I predict a few terrible games in his near future. Maybe grab them all though if possible, since you’re pretty weak at the position.

  • Brandon 2:11 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Bad news for those clinging to hopes that Derrick Ward or Earnest Graham might have some fantasy value this year. Greg Olson, Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator, has stated…

    We went into the season kind of with the mentality of let’s work Cadillac in. Maybe we can rotate him with the other backs. But as good as he’s looked here early on in the season, I think it’s time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 2:17 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop Ward for Antonio Bryant, Run DMC, Royal, Avery, Hixon, or Burleson? Also, should I start Tony Throw-mo or Garrard this week? Or should I drop one of them for Hasselbeck or the Dirty Sanchez? You guys give the best advice!

      • Brandon 8:48 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d drop Derrick Ward for Antonio Bryant (and should get better as he gets healthier), who has more value in that offense at this point. As for your quarterback, go with Romo, who is on my “hit” list this week.

        • Joe 9:35 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have Manning, Flaco and Ryan as my QBs. I have been starting Manning and cant afford to keep Flaco sitting on my bench doing nothing. I am thinking about trading him for Jerricho Cotchery to because other then DeSean Jackson my WR position is weak. Is this a smart move?

        • Brandon 9:43 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Wow, that is a solid group of quarterbacks you have there. I’d definitely trade one of them for an upgrade at another position, but I’m not sure it would be Joe Flacco. Without the running game that took the attention off him last year, Ryan hasn’t had the same success. Is it possible to trade Matt Ryan for Cotchery or do you really like Ryan and want to keep him? Either way, I think this trade makes sense, as you’re going to have Peyton (that’s who you mean right?) in there almost every week anyways.

    • Joe 9:56 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yes I have Peyton. I am thinking that the only time I would bench Peyton is on his bye week. I dont want to have Flacco sitting on the bench the whole season when I could use him to get a solid WR. I don’t think I could get as much for Ryan. Falcons are playing the Bears and the Ravens are playing the Vikings during the Colts bye week.

      • Brandon 11:42 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point, so in that case yeah try to get as much as you can from Flacco, who should have great trade value right now.

  • Brandon 11:26 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 2: Cadillac is back! 

    Here is the first edition of The Wire, our weekly waiver wire list. The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. As it’s early in the season, this list is fairly long at the moment because a bunch of undrafted players come away with some unexpected stats. As the season progresses though, the law of averages will come into play and the cream will rise to the top, so this list will get shorter and more useful. Anyways, here are some players to check out as we move into week two of the fantasy football season:

    Get ’em in there

    • Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, RB, Buccaneers – While he might not run for 97 yards and a touchdown every week in this running-back-by-committee system (especially once Earnest Graham decides he’s warmed the bench enough), it looks like Cadillac is healthy once again and should put up decent numbers as long as he stays that way. He makes for a good RB3 candidate to keep in rotation during tough match-ups, bye weeks and injuries.
    • Jeremy Shockey, TE, Saints – The difference between Shockey and Ben Watson is that we know Shockey is capable of putting up the kind of numbers he did this weekend on a consistent basis if he can keep his head on straight and stay healthy. He won’t get the most yardage of any tight end out there, but he’s always a threat in the red-zone, something you want from the TE spot on your roster. With the Saints passing game already running on all cylinders, Shockey makes a decent play as your teams tight end…as long as you’re not replacing Gates, Witten, etc.

    (More …)

    • Squish 5:10 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good solid list you’ve got there! You hit about every major waiver target!

      I’m still not buying into Cadillac Williams in that offense. I mean he only got 13 carries which is not enough to make him a useful back against most defenses. I’d much rather have Fred Jackson right now as he is poised to keep the starting role after Lynch gets back (if he continues to impress). Leon Washington should also be grabbed if he’s available. And keep an eye on the situation in SD. Sproles may just end up having a much larger role in that offense than anyone predicted.

      I’m not investing in the TEs quite yet. Sure Shockey had 2 TDs but they played the Lions. I have to think he won’t duplicate the feat. Ditto for Heap who basically had the most receiving yards in a game week 1 that he has ever had since 2007.

      In the same sense, the WRs aren’t really exciting me yet. Crayton only had one big play and wasn’t targeted enough for my taste. Same goes for Manningham and Meachem. I feel like Randle El won’ duplicate his performance either. He’s only hit the 7 reception mark once in his career so this week can be considered a fluke.

      Some legitimate WR pickups in my mind are Bess, Burleson, Clayton, Robinson, Gage and Henderson all who got plenty of targets. I’m still on the fence of Britt but I’d definitely pick up others before him. A pick not mentioned that I’d at least watch is Louis Murphy who is looking like Russell’s only WR target in Oakland.

      As for QBs, definitely grab Flacco if available but I doubt he will be in most leagues. Think about taking a chance on Jeff Garcia (not Kolb) who may start for the Eagles in next week’s high flying shootout against NO. Also, I think Sanchez maybe be worth watching (not picking up yet). As of right now, Sanchez schedule alone makes in useless to own him but things change quick in defenses.

      For the defense crowd, I like grabbing Atlanta for next week because they’ll be playing a Carolina offense that looked like the next Detroit Lions against the Eagles. Atlanta won’t get that kind of output but they will do well. Washington and Denver are also worth adds for their matchups next week.

      As for kickers, Prater may just be this year’s Bironas. He looked great on two long FGs this week and should be expected to put up even better numbers this week.

      Anyway, that’s my take!


    • Shirley 7:19 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I had Anthony Gonzalez as a starter this week but with his injury, I’m thinking about dropping him for someone on the waiver wire. My other WRs are Lance Moore, Derrick Mason, Roddy White, and Earl Bennett.

      Free agents consist of Kenny Britt, Michael Clayton, Michael Jenkins, Chansi Stuckey, Devery Henderson, Louis Murphy, and all other Colts WRs except Wayne & Gonzalez.

      Or instead of dropping Gonzalez, should I consider dropping Bennett for one of the players I listed above?

      Thanks guys!

      • Brandon 8:36 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It looks like Gonzalez will be out for about half the fantasy season at a minimum, so it probably doesn’t make sense to keep him on your roster. Definitely don’t get of Earl Bennett at this point, as Cutler was looking his way ALL day long on Sunday. Of the free agents you mention, I’d go with Michael Clayton, who seems to be a favorite target of Byron Leftwich.

        • Shirley 9:00 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon!

    • J 11:36 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am trying to find my team identity. In my 12-team league we start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s, 1 TE, 1 Kicker, 1 Team D, and 1 Defensive player and have three bench spots for any position.. My team now consists of:

      QB Peyton Manning
      RB Clinton Portis
      RB Ray Rice
      WR Chad Ochocinco
      WR Devery Henderson
      WR Braylon Edwards
      TE Ben Watson
      K Rob Bironas
      TD San Diego
      D Eric Weddle

      RB Steven Jackson
      WR Justin Gage
      WR Donnie Avery

      Now, I am looking to improve my WR’s and possibly TE position.

      Notable Free Agent TE’s available are V. Shiancoe, Heath Miller, Brent Celek, Keven Boss, Robert Royal, Bo Scaife and Vernon Davis.

      Notable WR’s are:
      Michael Clayton, Earl Bennett, Antwan Randal El, Josh Morgan, Laurent Robinson, Mike Jenkins, Bryant Johnson, Davone Bess, Legedu Naanee, Marc Bradley, Issac Bruce, Pierre Gracon and Austin Collie …. Also, I have a trade offer I am contemplating where I would send Braylon Edwards in exchange for Don Driver.

      Would you add anyone on this list and drop anyone from my team if this was your squad? I have good feelings about Bennett, Clayton, Shiancoe, Collie and/or Garcon (whoever fills in for Gonzalez, really).
      Also, Dareen Spoles is available and even though I have three pretty solid RB’s in my mind and can only start two, I was thinking of grabbing him as a backup and possibly dealing Jackson or Portis.
      Thanks for your feedback.

      • Squish 12:38 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        J, I wouldn’t give up on your WR situation yet. It looks fine to me. Hang onto Watson at TE too just to see if the first game was a fluke or not. Your Rb situation is fine and doesn’t need improvement.

        The one change I would make is at your defensive position. If you can play any defender, the choice should always be to go with an LB be cause they make more plays than DBs or DLs. I’d drop Weddle and try to grab one teams MLB. I’m thinking Ruud, Beason, Ryans, Willis, Harrison, Ware, or London Fletcher unless you have some wacky defensive scoring system

      • Brandon 10:44 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Of the free agent wide receivers in your league, I really like Earl Bennett, as Cutler seems to love throwing his way. Davone Bess will get a lot of receptions as well, but won’t find the endzone very often, so he’s really only useful in PPR leagues for the most part. I like Bennett better than Devery Henderson, who has never been the most consistent receiver out there (and the team has plenty of other options.) You might keep Henderson around another week to see if he is indeed the real deal this year though before you make any moves with your WR corps.

        For your tight end, I like Kevin Boss more than Ben Watson, who I’m convinced is a one game wonder based on his history with the Patriots, while Boss should be a consistent target for Eli Manning.

        If Darren Sproles is available, definitely grab him. I’m not hearing anything good about Tomlinson and his injury and Sproles will get a lot of carries/catches throughout the season even if LT is healthy. I wouldn’t deal Jackson or Portis at this point unless you can get a good deal, as the other guy will probably be looking to rip you off based on their week one performances.

        Hope this helps!

    • J 2:42 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks guys!

    • J 5:26 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Curious also to what you guys think of this…. Someone has offered me Braylon Edwards for Donald Driver. I am very tempted to do so because I don’t look at Braylon as the type guy who caught 16 TDs two years ago, but still wondering if it is worth to wait it out a bit becuase he is technically a number one guy in Cleveland and still has potential I guess. On the flip side, GB has a few nice matchups against what should be weak defensive teams in the next few weeks, but is a number 2 guy.. Thanks for your advice.

      • Squish 8:43 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a toughie. Braylon definitely has more upside but Driver should still be good for 70 receptions this year. It’s really a matter of personal preference. Keep bye weeks in mind when considering the trade.

        • J 12:47 am on September 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry, I have Braylon and they are offering me Driver… But yes, I agree, it is a tough one, and it may come down to personal preferance. I may just stick it out for a bit and see how Braylon does this week against Denver. Have an urge to trade one of my RB’s, maybe Jackson for Greg Jennings, but again, may wait it out.. I still feel I need that ‘dynamic’ receiver on my roster to give me a shot at ultimately competing for the title.. I did pick up Sproles as an insurance guy. Again, I only start two RB;s and I now have Portis, Rice, Jackson and Sproles. Ahh, the fun of decision making in fantasy football is great, isn’t it!?

        • Squish 12:39 pm on September 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          News out of Cleveland is that Quinn has been having all kinds of chemistry problems for Edwards and that it shouldn’t be expected that he’ll match his stats from two years ago with Anderson at the helm (who had better chemistry with him). Hang on to Driver.

  • Brandon 10:13 pm on September 7, 2009 Permalink
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    • Hopefully managers who drafted Pierre Thomas to be one of their starting running backs had a Plan B for at least week one, as he now has a laceration that required stitches in addition to the knee injury that he’s been suffering from for the past few weeks. Even if he plays, it might not be at the level you are expecting from one of your top draft picks. If he doesn’t play, expect a lot more work for backup Mike Bell and Reggie Bush.
    • While the running back committee in Tampa Bay is sure to cause headaches for fantasy team managers all season, the latest update is that Cadillac Williams, not Derrick Ward, has been named the team’s starter. Pretty amazing stuff considering the injury he is returning from, but apparently they will still rotate all three running backs (Earnest Graham being the other) all season, so good guess on who to start if you have one of these guys on your team.
    • Ken 8:02 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got Pierre Thomas, Ronnie Brown, Jamal Lewis, and Mike Bell (insurance). Should I wait and see and start Bell if Thomas does not play? I can’t see playing Jamal against Minnesota this week.

      • Brandon 10:03 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ken, it’s looking more and more like Pierre Thomas is going to be a game time decision unfortunately, but due to his lingering injury troubles, I’m sure Mike Bell will get at least some of the carries, so he might be worth the risk. If Thomas is ruled out, then by all means start Bell. Early in the year though Jamal Lewis is going to get plenty of carries while the team decides how much to mix in backup James Davis, so it might not be the end of the world if you have to start him and hope that he can break at least one long run or score a touchdown.

      • Brandon 1:11 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        By the way Ken, we might not always catch these questions when asked as comments on posts, but if you submit them as Ask the Geek questions, we’ll make sure to answer them officially. You can submit the questions here: http://www.ffgeekblog.com/contact/

  • Brandon 2:50 pm on August 26, 2009 Permalink
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    Tampa Bay running back Derrick Ward seems to think the team will be using a 2-2-1 rotation in the backfield this season. This means he would get two series, then Earnest Graham would get two series, and finally Cadillac Williams would get a series (with random carries throughout the other two players series’.) While Ward says this will keep all of the running backs fresh and that it seemed to work with the Giants last year, it’s probably not the news you wanted to hear if you had already drafted (or planned to draft) any of these guys for your fantasy team. At this point Ward and Graham make for borderline RB2 plays and are probably more suited as bye-week fill-in’s or injury insurance.

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