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  • Brandon 10:20 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink
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    Carson Palmer joins the waiver wire list for the week with the news that he’s being traded to the Oakland Raiders for a first round pick (and another pick too?!)

     
    • JMC 11:09 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thinking of parting ways with Felix and adding Murray…good move?? And what Def do you like this weekend? DAL,TEN or OAK??

      • JMC 12:47 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        In addition to previous…Could also part ways with Hightower to add RBs, D. Brown, Hardesty or Murray. Thoughts of dropping one or both of Hightower and F. Jones??

      • Brandon 4:08 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Love the Dallas defense this week with Sam Bradford Doubful to play this week. As for your running backs, keep Felix Jones and ditch Donald Brown. Felix Jones will be back in a month or so and will be the starter again.

        • JMC 4:40 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t have D. Brown but I was a bit wordy. Should I drop Tolbert for Hardesty?? Do you like Hardesty going forward??

          • Brandon 4:43 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Oops, my bad. I think I drop Hightower before Jones and grab Murray. That way you have Murray while Jones is out and Jones when he comes back and you don’t have to worry about the headaches that come along with Hightower.

          • Brandon 4:44 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            In terms of Hardesty, he’s alright while Hillis is out, but otherwise he’s not going to do a whole lot for you.

            • JMC 5:32 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              My rbs are hightower, f.jones, jacobs, tolbert and graham…sad face. Would you still drop hightower for murray out of this “impressive list”?? Or drop maybe Tolbert?

      • james hance 6:45 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        i like dallas, and for sure get murray, jones is injured

    • Matt 11:28 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What a huge deal this is for everyone involved. The Raiders finally have a franchise QB, the Bengals finally shed the albatross of a player who refused to play for them, and Palmer gets a chance to finally fulfill his potential. It’s a good deal for the Raiders even at the eye-popping cost of a first-round pick next year and possibly another in 2013.

      • james hance 7:00 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        franchise QB? carson palmer is like 40 years old!

        • Matt 10:10 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Or, you know, 31. But yeah, 40, same thing.

          • james hance 10:02 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            y but i TOTALLY forgot about him before the whole trading thing, hes old!

    • Will 12:56 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      49’ers are in a bye week so i need to pick up another Defense.

      should i drop brandon jacobs? he hasn’t been doing anything for me with his injury.

      if i drop him, maybe i can pick up vikings, redskins, or titans, or something

      • Brandon 4:12 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Brandon Jacobs should be back after the Giants BYE so hang on to him if you are shallow at RB. As for a defense, grab Dallas if you can, but of those teams you listed, I like WAS, TEN and MIN in that order.

        • Will 10:57 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I have LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson but they’re in their bye weeks. starting right now are Maurice Jones-Drew, DeAngelo Williams, and Willis McGahee. Maybe I should keep Jacobs.

          I picked up Jared Cook to replace Witten during Dallas’s bye week, but I figure maybe I should drop him to get that defense. Do I need this many back up RB or WR?

          Starters
          ———–
          Josh Freeman QB
          Maurice Jones-Drew RB
          Deangelo Williams RB
          Willis Mcgahee RB
          Brandon Lloyd WR
          Eric Decker WR
          Jason Witten TE
          49ers D/ST *BYE*
          Dan Bailey K

          Bench
          ————–
          Fred Jackson RB *BYE*
          LeSean McCoy RB *BYE*
          Brandon Jacobs RB
          A.J. Green WR *BYE*
          Jared Cook TE
          David Nelson WR *BYE*
          Andy Dalton QB *BYE*

          • Corey 11:39 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Bench Deangelo williams and grab Murray from Dallas.

            • Corey 11:41 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              Goal line goes to Cam and Stewart is doing better. Murray has some great matchups for the next 4 weeks or so and that’s about how long Felix is going to miss.

            • Will 12:16 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              should i just DROP williams then? I have a lot of RBs. I have no problem picking up Murray if that’s the case, or if i drop another rb.

              is dropping Jared Cook for a Defense team a good idea?

            • Corey 2:32 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              yea I drafted williams this year based on their rushing schedule and I dropped him after 3 weeks. He had one fluke game vs NO so I’m not impressed with the whole Carolina rb situation. you have witten so i would drop cook and grab the cowboys or saints this week, should have a decent day for either team.

    • David 4:00 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      My first fantasy year, first post here, so please bear with me. I’m in a shallow league so everybody’s team is stacked, but I seem to have a hard time getting stable numbers week to week. In particular, with RB’s I have Freddie Jackson, which is awesome, but then fall off to McGahee and Benson for #2. Benson is on a bye, as our 6 of my other players (!), so I am thinking of swapping him for either Marshawn Lynch or Jonathon Stewart. Make sense? There are others, like LT, M. and R. Bush, Kendall Hunter, etc. but it seem Lynch and Stewart may get the most consistent carries (this is a PPR league, so also receptions).

      Why I am replying to this, though, is WR’s are even more sketchy with stability (I realize there are a lot of good names here). With all the byes, I have Santonio Holmes, who did nothing last night, Santana Moss, who now has a shaky QB situation, and Julio Jones, who may be injured, and everybody on the bench has a bye. So I either need to keep all three of these guys, or replace them with the likes of James Jones, DHB (who I am now leaning strongly towards and dropping either Holmes or Moss), Lance Moore (who seems to get every 7th target), Nate Washington (who I wonder about in general), Sidney Rice (who I like, but he is getting balls from TJack), and Crabtree. I have AJ Green and DJax on the bench, and Harvin as a flex, so really need a 3 or maybe 3 and flex.

      Any thoughts?

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re just trying to get through the BYE (and Benson’s one game suspension) I think McGahee should hold it down for you. Don’t drop Benson for any of those guys. Maybe you have some other guy you can drop though for Lynch or Stewart?

        At wide receiver, Santonio Holmes got 63 yards and a score last night, so I think that counts for something! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, you might have to just fight through this week as well, as none of those options are really better than the guys you have. If you just want some healthy bodies to throw in there this week I guess you could make some moves, but in the long run Holmes, Moss and Jones have the most potential out of that group. If you do anything, Heyward-Bey is the most intriguing now that Carson Palmer is headed to Oakland. Then I like Nate Washington and Sidney Rice (in that order.) I think I actually like DHB over Percy Harvin unless you get points for return yards.

        Whatever you do, good luck!

        • David 4:34 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          The problem is, BOTH my RBs are on bye, the other one is FJackson. So I have him and Benson on the bench, McGahee and nobody for RB1 and RB2, and I am unfortunately playing one of the best teams in the league this week, also without Gronkowski, who I am definitely not dropping. Maybe confusing so here is how it will look for w7 if I do nothing: This is PPR, no points for returns, 2QB league.

          QB Brees, Ryan
          WR Holmes, Moss, Jones (who may still be out)
          RB Benson (on bye), and McGahee
          TE Gronkowski (on bye)
          Flex Harvin

          BN Fitzpatrick, AJ Green, Fred Jackson, DeSean Jackson.

          Thanks!

          • Brandon 4:50 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I see. Well, for your wide receivers, wait until you hear about Julio Jones for this week before dropping him (which will be VERY tough!) If you have to though, try to get DHB to replace him.

            As for running back, Benson hasn’t been spectacular this year, so I guess you could drop him as he has a BYE and a one game suspension. In that case, grab Marshawn Lynch, who is done with his BYE and has been doing alright.

            Any thoughts on dropping Ryan Fitzpatrick for a tight end or one of the other positions you need? Or is the third QB too important and there are no other decent guys available?

            • David 5:00 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              BTW, I feel like I have just returned from a desert island, it is nice to hear some feedback on my team!

              My three QBs are Fitzpatrick, Brees, and Ryan, til you mentioned it I didn’t think about dropping Fitz since he has been a stud. Do you disagree? TE’s are Winslow, Gresham, Ballard, Watson, Dickson, Davis, Heap, pretty much the 2nd tier guys. Other QBs right now are (presumably Palmer), Dalton, Gabbert, Bradford, so I would say being a 2QB league, pretty darn weak.

              So Lynch then, take my chances with no TE?

          • james hance 7:02 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            why is AJ green on ur bemch?

            • David 7:03 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              Everybody on my bench has a bye week….. ๐Ÿ™

    • james hance 8:22 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      oooohhhhhhh

    • james hance 8:30 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey, matt/brandon, i know you don`t normally answer questions about kickers, bu dan bailey or neil rackers?

  • Brandon 8:31 am on October 25, 2010 Permalink
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    Of course you all had these guys on your active rosters!

    fantasy football top 7 for week 7

    Did anyone start multiple players on this list? I had 2 on my bench, but that’s not worth a whole lot…

     
    • Marques 12:23 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t have any of these players on my roster, but of course I did face off against the guy that had Roddy White. It was great seeing Roddy in such a high scoring game and the Patriots/Chargers in such a low scoring mistake driven game (i.e. I had Welker and Crayton going).

    • Brandon 1:45 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Adding to the amazing-ness is the efficiency of these guys. If Lee Evans catches two passes…he scores a touchdown. Britt is just slightly less efficient, requiring 2.3 catches for a score. McFadden rushes for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 16 carries, while catching a touchdown on just two receptions. Roddy White was obviously slacking off, requiring over five catches to find the endzone ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AtlantaJJ 4:20 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I feel guilty because I sent a link to an article about Kenny Britt’s legal troubles to a fellow FF league member on Saturday so that she would be aware since he’s on her team. It appears she benched him as a result. I explicitly stated he would play but would not start. I’m afraid to go back to our message board now.

      • Brandon 4:24 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Now you know how the fantasy football “experts” feel every Monday morning when they open their e-mail after handing out advice to tons of people, hah. But honestly, at first glance when I saw that Kenny Britt wasn’t starting I assumed they were saying he wouldn’t play. I had heard a rumor that he might sit out a game for misconduct or something, so maybe it was in the back of my mind. It’s the team owner’s fault though if they don’t do the proper research!

    • ceejay 8:30 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I had 130 pts sitting the bench in the form of Britt, Fitzpatrick, Steve Johnson, and McFadden. Meanwhile, my 10 starters will get me only 90 pts (if 2 players do well tonight: Roy Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw).

    • Squish 3:04 am on October 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Playing Seattle defense and Billy Cundiff almost universally this week won me about 5 games. Roddy White accounted for the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

      Back at the top of my money league and basking in trade offers for my QB stable. I’ve maneuvered it so I have Eli, Carson, Stafford, and McNabb on my team at the same time. The guy with Favre and Kolb is practically begging me for one of them ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Brandon 8:39 am on October 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a nice spot to be in…but why haven’t you traded one of those QB’s? Get some value for them while you can! Unless you start three quarterbacks, hah

        • Squish 11:52 pm on October 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          LOL well I started the season with Palmer, Eli and McNabb expecting one of them to break out but through 5 weeks none of them had been consistently good enough to garner trade interest. Seeing that stafford may start this week I went ahead and monopolized him too.

          To be honest, it’s really tough to get a trade done in this league. The best offer to date that I’ve had is Palmer and Foster for Colston and Holmes. Not exactly heaven. Right now I’m just hanging onto them to keep other teams from having them. My team as it stands is:

          QB – Eli, Palmer, McNabb, Stafford
          WR – White, Wayne, Williams (SEA), Cribbs, Hester, (1 pt per 15 return yards)
          RB – Rice, Foster, Best, Forsett
          TE – Heath Miller

          As you can plainly see, it’d be difficult for me to improve at WR given my trade bait. really, none of my QB’s could buy me a guy to upgrade at any position. My goal was to have a better TE after trading but nobody is open to deals.

          Which of those 4 QBs would you trade if given the option? And who would I target for a fair trade to upgrade at WR or RB?

          • Brandon 11:05 am on October 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            You could package Palmer and Mike Williams for an upgrade at WR, seeing as how they’re both coming off big games. Who does the guy with Favre/Kolb have for receivers…since he might not have a QB this week!

          • Squish 7:07 pm on October 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            The guy with Favre/Kolb has almost all elite WRs as he went value based draft and WRs hung around awhile. He managed AJ, Marshall, Colston, and now also has TO and Holmes. Other than Holmes it would be hard to get at one of his elites since they will score more in the flex spot than most RBs. It’s a 3WR and 1 flex league so he’s not sitting any of those guys. I personally don’t feel Holmes would improve my roster and I am first in the league so I hesitate to make any drastic moves.

            I offered him Palmer for Colston straight up which is about as fair as a single player deal will get. I’m waiting for a response. I’m not big at offering Williams since he’s had more targets than all of his WRs but Owens since Branch left. I think Williams could be a borderline WR1 the rest of the season. I might offer Cribbs and Palmer for a couple of his Wrs. Since it’s a return yardage league and he’s desperate he may bite. I’ll let you know when I hear the response to the first trade offer.

  • Brandon 11:22 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 13: Win or Go Home 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week thirteen, 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!) With the playoffs right around the corner, you most likely need a win badly this week to clinch that first round BYE (or to even get a playoff spot!) Hopefully our list this week can help you get over the hump and into your league’s tournament, where you will surely bring home the bacon because you frequent such an awesome and knowledgeable fantasy football website! Alright, enough tooting of our own horn, let’s get to the hits and misses for this week and GOOD LUCK!

    (More …)

     
    • fightingamish 1:44 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      quick question…this week…i need to pick two WR..my choices are Hester, Massaquoi, Patrick Crayton, Berrian, Devry Henderson, or Lee Evans…I’m leaning towards Hester and Evans..i neeeeed a win this week to make the playoffs

      • Brandon 3:13 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in the same boat as me in terms of needing to win to make the playoffs, but luckily I’m not relying on a wide receiver corps like that (no offense, hah.) Did you end up starting Evans? Hopefully not. If you did, I’d gamble on Devin Hester and hope he pulls out a big game against the Rams. If you didn’t play Evans, then put Henderson in there as well.

        • Squish 1:18 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve learned one thing about Henderson. He specifically only has big games (3 or more receptions) against teams that have great coverage. Because the coverage is great, Brees is forced to throw the ball his way. I bet he has a huge game against Carolina but little or nothing in the coming weeks with an average performance at Atlanta.

    • e-roc 1:49 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Now I’m all flustered and confused… Mighty Mouse (w/Matt Moore!!) or Donnie Avery (v. bad Bears DEF: 24th PA)… Starting Wayne & Avant….

      • Brandon 3:11 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donnie Avery is probably the safer pick at this point, but I would say that Steve Smith has more upside. Depends on how you’re feeling about your match-up this week ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Squish 1:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I gotta go with Avery. Smith will likely see little action since they’ll be able to run at will. Avery has turned into a legitimate WR2 in recent weeks and looks to continue as he gets most of the red zone targets in STL.

        • e-roc 10:41 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m going to hate myself more for not starting Smith with Matt Moore in at QB…

        • Brandon 10:52 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, unfortunately I have to root for Steve Smith here, as I have him in my line-up in one of my biggest leagues. Let’s just hope both of them have huge games!

    • Heather 4:33 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Like your analysis, but Revis isn’t a rookie. This is his 3rd season.

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

        Well he’s the age of most rookies if that means anything.

      • Brandon 10:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, thanks for the update. Yeah I realized this after publishing the post and forgot to update it. Not sure why I thought he was a rookie, but either way, he’s been dominant.

    • Kamaps 4:45 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I have a problemโ€ฆtoo many skilled players. Please help me pick out my starters? I have 2 WR spots, 1 RB spot, and a RB/WR spot. The players I have are:

      RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
      RB Rock Cartwright, Was

      WR Miles Austin, Dal
      WR Mike Sims-Walker, Jac
      WR Jason Avant, Phi
      WR Chad Ochocinco, Cin

      I have MJD and Cartwright filling up the RB and RB/WR spots, with Austin and Sims-Walker in my WR spots, but all of them are expected big #s and I donโ€™t know who to play. Iโ€™m nervous about Cartwright against New Orleans and Iโ€™m nervous about Sims-Walker also, but Ochocinco hasnโ€™t been producing, so Iโ€™m confused. Please help.

      • Shane 6:42 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with MJD but in the flex i would take Avant over Cartwright. Did you see him last week? He got stuffed at the line 3 times, 8 rushes for 3 of less yard, and none longer than 7. I like Austin and Ochocinco this week. I like Austin because the NYG D has been bad and its a division game. I like Chad because he has been talking about how his team doesn’t throw enough and they are playing Detroit who boasts an atrocious Pass D. Expect Palmer to throw all day.

      • craig 9:51 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ochociinco and Miles Austin as your two starting receivers, MJD as your starting back, and Jason Avant at the flex spot especially if Desean Jackson doesn’t play after taking that big hit last week. For a whole list of week 13 must starts as well as everything else fantasy football related go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 1:07 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Gotta agree about the two WRs recommended by the other guys. MJD is a must start as well. As usual though I still like RBs better at the flex spot. Cartwright should have a monster day against an NO defense giving up the 7th most points in the league to opposing RBs. Considering he’s the only guy left on the squad at RB and that he’s had two solid games against rush defenses as the starter, I would consider him a low end RB2 in most leagues this week.

          I do agree that Avant is a very solid start if DJ is out but I’d take Cartwright otherwise and personally would take him either way.

    • TJ 5:46 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Quick one: Looks like Julius Jones is (supposedly) healthy and will start Sunday, possibly hurting Forsett’s numbers. I can play J Charles instead – hard to predict which Denver RunD will show up, but Charles might also have decent receiving numbers. Which one, you think, assuming Jones is “healthy”?

      • Squish 1:26 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Charles better for upside. He has been hot recently. You can expect 100 rushing yards at least but he may not get in the endzone since Denver’s red zone run defense is 9th in the league. I like to think they’ll utilize him as scat back this week too so expect some receiving numbers. Plus, there’s always that chance that he’ll take a return to the house!

      • Brandon 10:33 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Agree with Squish here, go with Charles.

    • Shane 6:37 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Forsett “Strained” his quad during practice today.
      Jones is a safe bet now because Forsett isn’t 100%

      • Ken 3:03 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i wouldn’t call JJ a safe bet. He hasn’t done much as a starter. And Forsett said he sat out as a precaution in practice. Its still possible that Forsett splits carries with Jones on sunday.

        As a Forsett owner this all pisses me off. At this point Id rather not have to rely on either back.

        I’d def play J Charles if I had him as an option. Him and Forsett are very similar backs and both have the possibility to make points as a receiver if the run game isn’t there…or even if it is lol. They’re great for PPR leagues

        • TJ 1:58 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks guys – now do you think Steven Jackson will play tomorrow? Cold Chicago may not help his back, unlike last week. I may need to use Forsett after all if SJax is inactive…..

        • Brandon 10:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Steven Jackson is expected to play and should put up solid points against a mediocre-at-best Bears defense. Keep him in your line-up.

    • Joe 8:29 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need QB Help! Trying to trade for Favre. Who should I trade? My players include:
      QB Cutler
      RB D. Will
      J Stew
      P.Thomas
      R.Mendenhall
      WR: R. Moss
      TJ Housh
      B. edwards
      M. Manningham
      J. Avant
      TE: Celek
      K: Bironas
      D: DAL
      CIN

      • Squish 1:29 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Try to package Housh/Edwards and Pierre Thomas for Favre and a low end WR. What does the other player have that you could target in the area of WRs?

    • Ken 2:58 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts for a flex spot between these guys?

      Chris Brown
      Jason Snelling
      Devin Hester
      Steve Breaston
      Chris Chambers

      • Squish 1:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Chambers this week out of that group. Snelling is my next choice since I have a hunch he’ll get a majority of the carries this week with Atlanta. Hester, Breaston and Brown just aren’t viable options at this point.

      • Brandon 10:31 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to disagree with Squish here and actually like Chris Brown today. Looks like Steve Slaton is out and Brown should get the bulk of the carries against the Jaguars.

    • Matt 4:05 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If Steven Jackson can’t go, I need one of the following for my RB2:
      1. C. Brown @ JAC
      2. J. Forsett vs. SF
      3. J. Norwood vs. PHI

      I also need a WR3:
      1. M. Colston @ WAS
      2. J. Avant @ ATL
      3. D. Hester vs. STL

      Also, between these two for a defense:
      1. New Orleans @ WAS
      2. Denver @ KC

      • Brandon 10:24 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Chris Brown at running back with Steve Slaton out this week. At wide receiver, Avant is a great play with DeSean Jackson out as well and finally, for your defense, I like the Saints this week. I think they’ll force Jason Campbell to make some bad throws and could end up with some solid points off interceptions.

        • Matt 10:55 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

  • Brandon 9:50 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 2: Vikings ready to pillage 

    Now that week one is in the record books, we’re starting to get a better idea of how the teams will look this season. It’s obvious that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he’s being rewarded for his spectacular play in week one with a Detroit Lions defense that was complete owned by the Saints last week. While you would think that that would earn him a spot on the Hit list this week, I had to leave him off for reasons mentioned in my week one post. However, that does not prevent me from including his quarterback, who starts off this edition of the Hits & Misses… (More …)

     
    • John 10:04 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I pick up and start Correll Buckhalter or start Cadillac Williams?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess it depends on who you need to drop to get Buckhalter. Don’t drop Cadillac for him though! You’re probably safe just starting Cadillac this week if you don’t want to shake up your roster too much.

    • e-roc 11:03 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – with TJ suffering from the injury bug, do I start Laverneus Coles or Steve Smith (NYG)?

      @John – I vote for Buckhalter w/his matchup vs. the hapless Brownies.

      • Brandon 11:54 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey e-roc, if Housh plays, then I think you still want to go with him this week. It seems that Coles hasn’t been fully integrated into the Bengals offense yet and any Giants receiver is always a wild card (although Smith looked good in week one.) If Housh doesn’t play, go with Smith.

        • e-roc 4:36 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. Sounds like he’s going to still play, but who knows for how long (or how well!).

    • Brandon 11:53 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I guess Mark Schlereth was right…I’ll be darned!

  • Brandon 8:58 am on September 14, 2009 Permalink
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    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head based on the performance of my fantasy teams (and those that were against me)…

    • Drew Brees is ridiculous. This was one of those match-ups that seemed too good (or bad, if you were playing against him like I was) to be true, but in the end somehow Brees played even better than expected and pretty much won the week for a team that had him playing.
    • With Pierre Thomas out, Reggie Bush ran the ball just seven times. What?
    • After his awful first half performance, Jay Cutler looked 200% better in the second half (besides that last interception!) I was regretting having drafted him for most of the game, but I was able to sleep a bit better after he at least threw one touchdown pass.
    • Devin Hester and Earl Bennett should have solid seasons with Cutler…but what happened to Greg Olsen?!
    • Felix Jones underwhelmed in the first game of the season.
    • Carson Palmer couldn’t throw a touchdown pass against the Broncos?
    • Is Julius Jones that good? Or is St. Louis that bad?
    • Jake Delhomme is making my Steve Smith draft pick look pretty scary right now.
    • While the Jets defense looks solid, the Eagles defense went crazy. (In one of my leagues, my opponent had Philly DEF, Drew Brees and Julius Jones. I lost.)
    • Randy Moss needs to go HUGE tonight so the Patriots can beat T.O. and the Bills…and I can pull off the win in my other league!
     
    • Matt 1:06 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      St. Louis is still that bad. Julius Jones is officially a “sell high” candidate after just one week.

    • Matt M 1:49 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Opponent had Brees too. Jake Delhomme cost me wk 1. He can’t make Steve Smith look bad all year right?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The unfortunate part is that no matter how Delhomme does, he usually still finds a way to get Steve Smith 100 yards and a score. The fact that it didn’t happen yesterday makes me a bit nervous. I’d give them another week before going into panic mode though…just cross your fingers!

        • Squish 5:23 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          10-4 this week for my teams with an all important win in my cash league.

          All I can say is that the Eagles defense and John Carlson, both of whom I specifically targeted, can go a long way towards a winning week ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Then again so does having Brees, Flacco, AP and Thomas Jones in a keeper league. Too bad they weren’t on my team ๐Ÿ™

          Now to decide what to do with Benson and J. Jones now that they got their one good week of the year out of the way…

        • Brandon 9:28 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You could try trading Benson and Jones to some unsuspecting team manager in your league…depends on who you play with I guess.

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