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  • Brandon 12:17 pm on July 29, 2011 Permalink
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    Chicago trades TE Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a player to be named later and a draft pick…in case you hadn’t heard that one yet (was reported last night.)

    Seems like they’re definitely trying to keep/acquire some talent around to help soon-to-be-starting-quarterback Cam Newton all the help he can get, including Jeremy Shockey…who is apparently on the team too (who knew?!)

  • Brandon 11:01 am on July 29, 2011 Permalink
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    Chad Ochocinco (Johnson?) traded to the New England Patriots 

    As a Patriots fan, I can’t complain that New England isn’t making things interesting this season. In addition to acquiring Albert Haynesworth, they’ve now traded for Chad Ochocinco (not sure if he plans to change his name back now?) and solidify one of the most solid wide receiver corps in the league. As long as Bill Belichick can put up with his social networking, I see this move working out pretty well.

    In other news, recently cut wide receiver Roy Williams has signed with the Chicago Bears. Interesting move…which I don’t see working out all that great. He has a decent quarterback with Jay Cutler, but the fact that he couldn’t succeed in Dallas, who doesn’t have a scrub at QB to begin with, raises some serious questions about his skill level at this point.

    Anyone know where Terrell Owens is hiding?

  • Brandon 10:27 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink
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    Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill will miss at least a game with a broken index finger on his throwing hand, meaning third-stringer Drew Stanton will be at center this weekend. It also means you need to start the Bears defense if you can and lower your expectations for Calvin Johnson.

    • Hawgman 11:00 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      While this is sad news for the Lions and real football, this is great news for my fake football team. I have the Bears D/ST and my opponent (also my sister-in-law) has Megatron. She is currently 10-2 and mighty proud of it. I think it took all of 10 minutes for her to mention it on T-day! Thanks for the update!

  • Brandon 8:23 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
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    Thursday Night Football: CHI @ MIA 

    As usual, just wanted to remind you that Thursday night football games have started and tonight the Bears take their talents to South Beach to play the Dolphins. In case I haven’t mentioned this before…I hate starting players in Thursday night games! While there’s a chance your player blows up and you get to gloat about it for a few days, there’s always the chance that he puts up a stinker, making the days leading up to Sunday a lot more unsettling (those who started Michael Turner last week know what I’m talking about!) At least with tonight’s game featuring the Bears and Dolphins, keeping thefantasy football-relevant players on your bench shouldn’t be that big of an issue anyways 🙂

  • Brandon 4:10 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Cedric Benson vs Matt Forte: What have you done for me lately? 

    Remember when Cedric Benson was the Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears? He was a running back that everyone had given up on and we all chuckled when he was signed by the Bengals. He then proceeded to put up very average numbers over the 2008-09 season for the Bengals, finishing with 747 yards (3.5 ypc) and two scores. That same year, the new kid on the block in Chicago, replacing Benson, rushed for 1,238 yards (3.9 ypc) and eight touchdowns to become the next up-and-coming fantasy football star. That kid was Matt Forte out of Tulane University.

    Fast forward to the 2009-10 season, where the roles were reversed. Forte hit a sophomore slump, finishing with under 1,000 yards and only four touchdowns, while Benson barreled his way to 1,251 yards (with a solid 4.2 ypc) and six scores.

    Now, as we all prepare for the 2010-11 fantasy football season, it seems that no one cares about either of these players beyond one season ago. Just a few notes on the two players…

    • Cedric Benson has never played a full 16 game season.
    • Matt Forte has never NOT played a full 16 game season.

    • Cedric Benson has 37 receptions, 296 receiving yards and 0 receiving touchdowns over the past two years.
    • Matt Forte has 120 receptions, 948 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns over the past two years.

    • Cedric Benson has had four “average” seasons as an NFL running back.
    • Matt Forte has had one “average” season as an NFL running back (sophomore slump?)

    I just find it odd at how these two players are looked at going into this season. Someone feel free to change my mind if you want/can. Until then, I’m hoping to snag Forte as a sneaky, mid-round pick in my league drafts.

    Update: Just found a blog that shares my pseudo-optimism in Matt Forte this year. In his post Don’t Nap on these 10 SLEEPERS!, John Charles of Fantasy-Football-First.com writes about Matt Forte:

    Analysis: This time last year some were making the debate that Forte was worthy of the # 1 pick. He had a disappointing season in which he finished #18 for fantasy running backs. He averaged 10.2 points a game. Would you take 10 points a week out of your RB2 position? I would. I think he improves on that a bit this year and could average 12 points a game which should put him in the top 15.

    Strategy: Fantasy football owners have a short term memory so the thought of Forte being a first round bust last year will be fresh in their minds. Mock Drafts have him going in the 4th-6th round and being the 21st running back selected. I am targeting a 4th round steal and it might be hard to pass him up in the 3rd round.

    • Tommy 12:52 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What do you guys think of this mock draft?

      Your Team
      1. Rashard Mendenhall (Pit – RB)
      2. Ryan Mathews (SD – RB)
      3. Tony Romo (Dal – QB)
      4. Chad Ochocinco (Cin – WR)
      5. Hakeem Nicks (NYG – WR)
      6. Vernon Davis (SF – TE)
      7. Jeremy Maclin (Phi – WR)
      8. Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG – RB)
      9. Baltimore (Bal – DEF)
      10. Nate Kaeding (SD – K)
      11. Devin Aromashodu (Chi – WR)
      12. Donovan McNabb (Was – QB)
      13. Braylon Edwards (NYJ – WR)
      14. Clinton Portis (Was – RB)
      15. Donald Brown (Ind – RB)

      • Tommy 12:52 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I had the 9th pick out of 10 btw.

      • Brandon 9:53 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm, you’re pretty stacked at running back and Romo and V.Davis should hold down the QB and TE positions, but at wide receiver it’s a little scary. Ochocinco is risky as your WR1 and Nicks/Maclin are both a little risky to round out the crew. Braylon Edwards as a backup might make up for it though. I wouldn’t be too disappointed though if this was my team in an actual league. There will always be free agents after the first week or two to pick up to solidify the WR position.

    • Archie 10:59 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello guys, u helped me to great success last year. I am in a keeper league and am approaching the deadline to let some players go. Which two should I keep from Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings, Ochocinco, Jamaal Charles and Deangelo Williams. Thanks

    • Archie 11:03 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Also there is an 8 person draft with reverse order in the second round. Where is the best place to pick in the first round?

      • Brandon 11:49 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        In an 8 person draft, I’d say the best spot is at the front of the draft, probably 1-4. This would ensure you get one of the big names as your RB1, along with a solid 2nd and 3rd pick, which isn’t all that far away. In a 12 team league, the first pick is dangerous because of all the talent gets drafted between your 1st and 2nd pick.

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