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  • Brandon 3:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 2 FAIL: Possibly your first round draft pick 

    Continuing with last week’s trend, here are a few players who didn’t quite live up to their expectations in week two. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s too early to make any rash decisions regarding most of these guys, but still, they were terrible. Feel free to add to the discussion with your own…maybe one that you blame your week’s loss on?

    maurice jones-drew FAIL

    • Brett 4:10 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s an awesome MJD picture. I think MJD, Ray Rice, and Chris Johnson are all good buy lows. If any of them can be had for Jahvid Best or LeSean McCoy, I’d make that deal.

      • tim 6:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually made that deal, Best/Bush for Rice, which turned out doubly good since I would have lost Bush for half the season due to injury anyways.

        Best is great, but I think some lean games are ahead and defenses start seriously game-planning for him.

    • Mike 4:35 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, my name is DeAngelo Williams, and I am a week 2 FAIL.

      • Brandon 4:44 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I couldn’t bring myself to put DeAngelo Williams on the list. He’s at least rushed for over 50 yards each week so far…not great, but not a real FAIL. I have noticed a large amount of inconsistent and disappointing players this season though. Is it just me that’s seeing this trend or is it universal?

    • Wolf 9:19 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ward, Naanee, and MJD… I had all 3 starting. Wow I got pummeled this week (after being highest points week 1, I got Lowest points). I’m at a loss as to what decisions to make now.

      My Team as of week 2:
      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Wes Welker
      WR – Hines Ward (No Dixon.. Batch didn’t throw the ball)
      WR – Legedu Naanee (Terrible numbers week 2)
      RB – Maurice Jones-Drew (Terrible numbers week 2)
      TE – Antonio Gates
      W/T – Austin Collie
      W/R – Cedric Benson (Consistent, but low)

      BN – Mike Williams (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Jacoby Jones (Put up good numbers in week 2)
      BN – Bernard Berrian (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Reggie Bush (Broke his leg)
      BN – Jay Cutler
      BN – Marcedes Lewis

      I feel like I shouldn’t make any rash moves and pick up riskier free agents yet, but I am not feeling great about the current line-up. I’ll start Jacoby Jones in week 3 if I keep the same lineup and hope that Ward gets on the same page as whomever starts QB this week. I’m not sure if holding Reggie Bush until he is better is a good idea.

      Snelling, Hightower, Tolbert, Hillis, Portis – All Free agents right now that could replace Bush. WRs on the waiver are non-existent.. 4th or 5th WR play at best. I’ll hold tight on what I have and hope some of them start showing up.


      • Mal 1:22 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well, when i look at your team I think, never rest Peyton or Gates regardless of secondary/pass D. Yes they have byes and Lewis and especially Cutler are decent but really… You really are after a good breakout RB or WR with your spots.

        Benson and MJD are boss RBs, they will come good. Berrian, I have no faith in- there is an article on CBS or Yahoo referring to him as an absolute dud. Use Bush and Lewis and maybe even Berrian to source waiver potentials (hopefully you can find the Sims-Walker of last year). You’re playing the waiting game with Hines Ward for Big Ben(like me).

        I don’t follow MJDs health too closely, but perhaps handcuff whats-his-face. Portis hasn’t looked too bad, and Tolbert looked good if Matthews goes down. Snelling is no surprise for me- he did this late last year when burner and norwood went down.

        • Wolf 9:51 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah. Peyton, Gates, and Welker are the guys that are holding me together currently! It is really the WRs that are up and down. I’m going to use Bush and most likely Berrian to find some new guys for the bench… But I have to time it right!

      • Brandon 9:31 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Hightower for Reggie Bush. He’s healthy and seems to be getting a lot of action in the Cardinals offense. Strange league set up there with so many WR’s vs RB’s. Wondering how there can’t be a better option on free agency than Bernard Berrian, but maybe stick with him and see if anything happens!

        • Wolf 9:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hightower does sound like a good choice. For the moment, I have seen you guys talking about Demaryius Thomas. I might pick him up too. What do you think?

          With this setup, I actually only ‘need’ one RB at worst case – so if either MJD or Benson are on bye, I can toss in a decent WR for the points. I think the reason we have no WRs left on the waiver is because of our league setup – most of our players are starting 4 WRs (with the possibility of 5) and have at least 3 on their bench. That is ~60 WRs scooped up from the draft.

        • Brandon 10:16 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, if Demaryius Thomas is available definitely pick him up over Bernard Berrian. He’s only a rookie with one game under his belt, but he’s already proven to be a lot more reliable than Berrian!

      • Mike 10:54 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have Berrian as well as Crabtree who have done nothing but I was unable to get Demaryius Thomas.
        T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Robert Meachem, Josh Cribbs, or Michael Jenkins (hoping he’ll come back strong) are all available as my top choices in my opinion. Any suggestions? My league allows 5 WR, 3 can start along with 1 RB/WR. I currently have Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and Santonio Holmes as my other receivers. Should I hold on to Berrian and Crabtree in hopes they’ll make something happen or trade one or both?

        • Brandon 11:49 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’d hang on to Crabtree, as I think he’ll improve. Berrian could be a lost cause though. Although Meachem hasn’t done a whole lot up to this point, I like him more than Berrian and might be worth a pick up.

    • andy 12:19 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, so I’ve got a small little question-

      I’ve got Brett Favre, and Joe Flacco. Neither of them have done that well in the last two weeks. I have a hard time getting rid of Favre, because I know he’s still got the juice in him somewhere. He just needs to find it. So I guess the question is, should I give up Flacco for one of the free agent QBs in my league? Got a couple of decent choices here:

      Josh Freeman
      Kyle Orton
      Matt Hasselbeck
      David Garrard
      Sam Bradford

      • Mal 1:24 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think they’re both still better. I hate to be the one to say this if it doesn’t work out but have you considered holding onto them BOTH for another week. Favre has the lions this week.

      • Brandon 9:42 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Kyle Orton more than Brett Favre at this point. However, give the Flacco/Favre combo one more week just in case if you think Orton will still be there next week.

      • Mal 8:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        for the record andy, I am friendly advice, Brandon is BOSS advice haha

        • s 2 da a L 1:27 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          i hope Mal is short for Mallory –otherwise there’s no reason why you should be slobbin on Brandon’s knob.

        • Brandon 11:51 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Whoa whoa, let’s stick to fantasy FOOTBALL here, hah. There are other sites for that kind of fantasy…

    • james 8:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      is there any chance brandon jacobs gets traded? if not he is becoming close to worthless.

      • Brandon 9:32 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I doubt he’ll get traded, since I assume the Giants like having two decent running backs in case one gets hurt. He’s basically a hand-cuff for Ahmad Bradshaw at this point though.

        • james 9:33 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          seeing as bradshaw isn’t on my roster, he’s headed to the wavier wire soon.

    • Dave 11:26 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who to Start Johnny Knox or D Thomas for week 3?

    • Joe 12:31 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Carson Palmer as my starter with Roethlisberger on my bench. Kyle Orton is available, should I give up Palmer for Orton?

      • Brandon 1:15 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t. I think Palmer and Orton end the season with similar numbers, but I like the Bengals offense as a whole a bit more at this point. I actually think all three of those quarterbacks will end up with similar numbers from week-to-week once Big Ben returns.

    • Chris 1:14 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey would you trade Justin Forsett and Steve Smith (Giants) for Shonn Greene and Santonio Holmes .. I have Greene and Holmes

      • Brandon 1:53 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t do this trade if I were you. I think you’re on the better end of the deal in both positions with Greene and Holmes (once he returns.)

        • s 2 da a L 1:28 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          So you feel Greene is gonna be the top 20 RB he was projected to be?

        • Brandon 3:05 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think he’ll definitely improve and should still end up being a top 20 RB. I think the whole Jets offense is still trying to figure out their identity, but soon they’ll be back to trying to maintain a 3 or 7 point lead by grinding it out on the ground.

  • Brandon 3:24 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink
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    First fantasy football team of the year and draft results 

    As I mentioned previously, last night was my first fantasy football draft of the year, as I traditionally sign up for a Public league as soon as Yahoo opens for sign-ups. Anyways, I just wanted to share the team I ended up with. You’ll notice this league has an interesting twist, as it’s a 12-team league with no Defense or Kicker, but with extra position players. I’ll add some analysis later this evening if I can, but just know that this draft was done with a beer, no cheat sheets and the primary purpose of giving people an idea of how the drafts might go this season…

    draft results roster
    draft results each team
    • Sean 4:41 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      WHAT? You drafted Roddy White over the REAL Brand Marshall? HOW?

      Love Steve Smith being drafted immediately after… Steve Smith.

      • Brandon 4:01 pm on June 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, had to go with Roddy White due to quarterback concerns in Miami. I guess Chad Henne can throw the long ball, but that’s not always B. Marshall’s specialty.

        However, now that the draft is over and I’m looking at the accumulated points for players in the league according to the scoring rules, it breaks down like this:

        1. Quarterbacks – WAY above the rest of the players. Glad I got two solid starters and one decent one to play in the flex spot!
        2. Receivers that return kicks – Return yardage is HUGE apparently. I just picked up Danny Amendola of the Rams, since he would have scored 130 points last year under these scoring rules, while Roddy White only had 129! Good thing I’m stocked on kick returners like Jacoby Jones, Darren Sproles, Amendola, and Brandon Tate (assuming he returns kicks for NE.)
        3. Running backs and wide receivers not returning kicks
        4. Tight ends

    • e-roc 4:16 pm on June 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, I love that it’s Fantasy Football season again.

      Secondarily, nice draft! I probably would’ve gone after another RB instead of Alex Smith in the 10th round… It was interesting to see who were the Top 5 players off the board.. Our league is very QB-point heavy, so Brees arguably will go #1 overall.

      • Brandon 6:51 am on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        e-roc, this league is also VERY quarterback heavy, so I’m actually glad I grabbed Alex Smith before all of the half-way decent QB’s were gone. Just for comparison sake, last year, Smith would have had 232 points, while Chris Johnson would have only had 222! I didn’t realize it was this lopsided until after the draft, so I’m glad I got that third quarterback.

        Don’t worry though, in our normal leagues with “normal” scoring, things might be a bit different 🙂

    • Amir 12:50 am on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Shouldn’t you have drafted QB/QB since QB is so heavy and you start 2 of them?

      • Brandon 4:59 pm on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        In retrospect, maybe that would have been a good idea, but I think I ended up with decent enough options at the QB position along with my Chris Johnson pick. Not that excited to hear Roddy White’s name brought up in the recent Mike Vick drama, but I don’t think he’s being implicated of anything so it should be all good.

        I do like some of the ideas behind this league. Having no kicker and no defense takes a bit of randomness out of the weekly match-ups. Also, having more QB/RB/WR/TE adds more variety between the top-tier players some teams have and the scrubs that other teams roll out. Maybe I can convince my real leagues to consider some of these options this year (hint, hint…Matt?)

    • Squish 9:02 pm on July 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nice to see you guys back in the game again! I’m currently in a tough spot in a keeper league and would appreciate some help. It’s a league where the starting spots are:

      2 RB
      1 TE
      1 K

      My problem is that the 3 QBs I ended the season with last year were Warner, Mcnabb, and Alex Smith. Not exactly the best keeper material lol. The big issue is that I have great keepers at a lot of other positions. I can keep five players.

      ATM, the choices are these:

      Vincent Jackson
      Andre Johnson
      Roy Williams
      DeAngelo Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Brent Celek
      Owen Daniels
      Jared Allen (DL)

      It seems pretty simple at first glance but the league is setup so that the keepers you take are your first picks. If you take less of them, you get to pick while other guys are taking their keepers. In addition to the 5 regular keepers, you can choose to keep players from the rookie draft. I never use the rookie portion of the draft to grab rookies so I have none of those. Most teams have If I take only 4 keepers and leave Mcnabb out there, I would definitely be able to nab Ryan Matthews. Obviously I’d be way over stacked at RB but I would have a hell of a lot of trade bait to perhaps procure a few top level guys. In addition, most teams already have 2 good QBs and it’s likely I could draft McNabb later in the draft.

      So what I’ve been thinking is:
      1st – Turner (Keeper)
      2nd – AJ (Keeper)
      3rd – DW (Keeper)
      4th – Vjax (Keeper) – (if he decides to play this year)
      5th – Ryan Matthews/Any other good players not kept (Last season I got DeAngelo Williams in the 6th because I was the only team without a rookie keeper)

      Any advice? Should I just play it safe and take McNabb?

    • Ken 10:09 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys. Can’t wait for this season of FF football. I see Fitz went in the 2nd round for your draft. I was curious to see how far he’d drop without Warner in the picture. Seems like he still has value in most drafts

      I’m joining a keeper league as an expansion team. Myself and two other players are given 3 keeper picks before the draft from the 3 rosters of players who won’t be in the league anymore. I traded my 4th round draft pick for S. Rice. So I have to pick two keepers. The draft snakes and I got my picks back to back

      I’ll be picking Matt Shaub for sure, and then my other viable options are:

      Brett Farve
      Eli Manning
      Ricky Williams
      Ronnie Brown
      Anquan Boldin

      I’m a little torn on my 2nd pick. Keep in mind, minus the rookies, the top 10 RB are already locked up through the keeper system. So I’m leaning towards taking RIcky or Ronnie just to secure myself some sort of decent RB, but to me neither of those guys are actually 2nd or 3rd round material.

      What do you guys think? Should I take the RB, say Ricky? Or should I lock up a very solid backup QB with Eli. Take a risk and grab farve to have two top QBs that I could leverage for a trade down the road. Boldin’s in there but I don’t see much of a point in making him a keeper pick.


    • Mal 1:45 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      good to be back ffgb, and nice draft Brandon. My first question this year is- do you guys know of a way to practise a live draft? Any websites out there? So I guess a dummy draft

      • Brandon 10:42 am on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Fleaflicker.com has a Mock Draft feature. Not sure it allows you to customize the league though, but it gives you a decent idea of how the rounds will work out.

  • Matt 12:32 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
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    The Titans are Terrifying 

    Let’s just make it official: It’s time to throw out everything bad we ever said about the Titans this year. Earlier in the season, we frequently urged you to start your players against their defense and start your DSTs against their offense. No more. The Titans are the scariest team in football right now.

    Vince Young’s previously fragile psyche was slowly nursed back to health by four straight solid performances in weeks 7-11, and yesterday’s 387-yard, 0-turnover performance and 99-Yard Drive Heard ‘Round the World prove he’s in a good place now. And he’s not even the best player on the team: Chris Johnson is easily the most dynamic playmaker in the league. (Anyone care to argue with that statement? I don’t even know how you can make a case for anyone else right now.)

    Meanwhile, the defense no longer resembles the banged-up, ineffective unit that started the season: Over the past five weeks, the Tennessee D has been the second-best in fantasy football (using FFToday‘s base scoring), and are tied for third in sacks, third in interceptions, 12th in rushing yards allowed, and 16th in passing yards allowed. They’ve only got one really attractive matchup left on the schedule (at home vs. St. Louis in week 14), but they’re still worth picking up if you need DST depth (though it’s obviously not a great idea to start them this week at Indy).

    All that said, I won’t be putting in a waiver claim for Vince Young any time soon. That isn’t a knock on him – I’m as impressed as anyone else with what he’s accomplished over the past five weeks – but I think true fantasy relevance is still a couple of years away for Young. He hasn’t had a multi-touchdown game yet this year, has never thrown for more than two TDs in his entire NFL career, and has three games with fewer than 175 yards this season (including a 116-yard performance in week 11). True, he’s capable of making things happen with his legs, but he has only one game this season with more than 30 yards rushing. I’d consider him a borderline QB2 in the week 14 St. Louis game, and that’s about it for this season, unless you’re in a keeper league.

  • Brandon 9:48 am on November 16, 2009 Permalink
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    Team of the Week – Week 10: Fourth and 2… 

    Here is the fantasy football “Team of the Week” for week ten, listing the players that scored the most points (using standard scoring) over the course of Sunday’s games. This is a sad day for Patriots fans, having to witness yet another come from behind victory by Peyton Manning and the Colts, capped off by an “interesting” call on fourth down at the end of the game! Anyways, today’s list had very little surprises (except the kicker) and is basically a “who’s who” list of fantasy football superstars…




    QB Tom Brady (NE) 375 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
    RB Chris Johnson (TEN) 132 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, 2 TD
    RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) 133 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Randy Moss (NE) 179 receiving yards, 2 TD
    WR Brandon Marshall (DEN) 134 receiving yards, 9 rushing yards, 2 TD
    WR Reggie Wayne (IND) 126 receiving yards, 2 TD
    TE Brent Celek (PHI) 47 receiving yards, 1 TD
    K Connor Barth (TB) Kicks – 20-29 (0), 30-39 (0), 40-49 (0), 50+ (3), PAT (2) – Who? He made three 50+ yard field goals?
    DEF Tennessee 17 points allowed, 2 sack, 2 interceptions, 2 TD
    • e-roc 2:17 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If Philly’s Red Zone offense wasn’t so terrible, D-Mac would have been the top scoring QB… 450 yards passing!!

      • Brandon 2:20 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, that was a bit surprising actually. The San Diego pass defense was supposed to be pretty good…but at least they kept McNabb out of the endzone for the most part.

        • e-roc 5:15 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          ….to think, I almost traded McNabb, MJD and TJ Housh for Brees, Ronnie Brown and Crab-Apple….

  • Brandon 4:13 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 10: Thursday Night Football Edition 

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, make sure to check your rosters before the game tonight so that you don’t get screwed with a starter on your bench (or even worse if there are leagues out there that lock rosters after the first game of the week starts!) Anyways, I wanted to get this post out with time to spare before game-time tonight in case any of the 49ers or Bears players made the list. Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week ten, 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!) (More …)

    • Matt 4:20 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      One note of caution on Favre – the groin injury I discuss here.

      • Brandon 4:25 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        All reports I’ve seen say he should be fine, but it’s always a good idea to watch these situations all the way until game day.

        • Amir 4:30 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          hes good to play — active game streak — unless his arm or leg actually fell off hell play — come on boys your better than that!

        • Matt 4:39 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          My fear isn’t that he won’t play, it’s that he’ll do exactly what he did last year – play through an injury that slowly ruins his performance.

      • Colin 8:48 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        So I have both Brett Favre and Tom Brady on my FF team. Farve looks like the better match-up this week but Im worried that the Vikings will stomp all over the Lions early thus taking Farve out of the game early. Brady will be playing all game but a very tough game…. What should I do?!

        • Squish 9:16 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Brady. Why waste one of your studs? Favre may have performed well so far but there is no way he can be deemed on the level of Brady. You know Brady will toss a few tDs no matter who he’s playing so play him for sure.

    • Anthony 5:47 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which 2 WRs should I start, Mike Sims Walker, Devin Hester, Santana Moss, or Robert Meachem?

      • Brandon 5:50 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Sims-Walker has a tough match-up, go with him and Devin Hester. Moss made my “Miss” list this week and Meachem is too risky.

        • Squish 8:04 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed. If Hester can still play the way he did last week injured then he’s a legitimate fantasy WR now. I learned the consequences of benching MSW last week. Don’t make yourself go through that Anthony.

    • Jonathan 8:27 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a debacle this week. Should I start: Which one?

      Austin Collie-Colts WR vs. New England
      Devery Henderson-Saints WR vs. Rams

      • Brandon 10:03 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Henderson for sure. Better match-up and he’s been solid the past few games.

    • Scotty 5:11 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m in a PPR leauge & I’m wondering who I should start: Kevin Smith vs. Minn or Lesean McCoy vs. SD? Minn def is stout & will be rested coming off a bye; however, Smith will undoubtedly get the lion’s share of touches (& he performed ok against Minn earlier this season). Whereas McCoy has an easier matchup, he will be sharing time with Westbrook, according to Andy Reid. What do you think?

      • Brandon 5:31 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with Kevin Smith getting “the lion’s share” (pun intended), I still like LeSean McCoy against a suspect Chargers run defense. There’s still a chance Brian Westbrook doesn’t play, so McCoy would be a definite start in that case.

    • Jojo 6:38 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK. I have Cutler and only him…moment of silence please. On the waiver my choices are limited moving forward. Sanchez, Freeman, T. Edwards, and J. Campbell. Which one is the best pick moving forward for possible matchup play??

      • Brandon 10:13 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Let’s not go too crazy on thinking Jay Cutler is a lost cause…just two games ago he threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals (although a lot was in garbage time I guess.) Either way, none of those QB’s you’ve listed strike my fancy, but if I had to pick any of them right now I’d say Mark Sanchez. Josh Freeman is a wildcard though. Watch him over the next game or so and see what kind of numbers he puts up.

    • Ken 1:25 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Normally a no brainer but seeing the numbers guys like Randy moss and Andre Johnson put up against the jets I’m worried about starting simswalker.

      You like msw or breaston better this week? I’m leaning tiwards breaston but a second opinion always helps.


      • Squish 7:08 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can answer the question for everyone on this board I think. Brandon and Mike will definitely say go with MSW despite his poor matchup. I am more or less in agreement with them. But, I will go out on a limb and say that if Boldin is out this week, Breaston should be the better play this week for sure.

    • Ken 9:23 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks squish. Yea, I mean the cardinals usually score well against seatle and breaston pulled in 17 points in my ppr league last time. But i got this nagging feeling that’s not going to happen again. I think seatle’s def is gonna step up a bit this week.

      But man, the only time I saw Revis eff up was his booboo against ted ginn in miami’s Jet’s first match. Otherwise he’s shut down every receiver, and I doubt MSW is gonna be amy dif. So its a tough call.

      • Brandon 1:29 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, Squish called me out I guess…and he’s right. Although Sims-Walker’s good games this season have all come at the expense of less-than-spectacular defenses, I can’t recommend you bench him for the likes of Steve Breaston. I’m not necessarily a “never bench your start player” kind of guy, but in this case, I wouldn’t bench your star guy. 🙂

    • Jojo 2:52 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If D. Williams is out this weekend, who is the better play J. Stewart or Mendenhall?

      • Squish 12:05 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Williams is out I think Mendenthal is the better option. Carolina is facing a reasonable defense and Stewart really hasn’t looked good all season plus he’s been on the injury list for a majority of it. Mendenthal is clearly now the primary carrier in PIT and they’ll use him plenty against a Cincinatti team who’s DL is still hurting from the loss of Odom. Look for Pittsburgh’s OL to establish themselves early and often. Even if Mendenthal doesn’t get a big load of carries, he’ll do plenty with what he does get. I think you can count on at least a couple long runs by him and like a TD or two.

      • Brandon 11:26 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to disagree with Squish here. If DeAngelo Williams is out, Stewart makes a great play against the Falcons. Minus his last game (against a tough Saints defense), he was running the ball pretty well and the last time he played the Falcons, he had a 7.2 ypc average on nine carries. I’d go with Stewart (IF DeAngelo Williams is out that is :-))

    • Brian 1:24 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      I’ve been waffling back and forth (just call me Favre) about which QB to start. I’ve got Flacco with a great matchup or the always consistent Rivers with a not so great matchup against Philly. What do you think?

      • Squish 1:46 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Rivers this week better than Flacco despite the matchup differences. All my most accurate sources have Rivers slightly ahead as well. The going consensus is that Baltimore won’t have to pass much against the Browns and because of that the great passing game matchup is more or less superficial. Rivers on the other hand will likely have to pass often in the competitive game he’s playing in and thus should accrue more fantasy points.

      • Brandon 11:28 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish on this one. There are very few match-ups now where you would start Flacco over Rivers. Rivers’ upside is just too high with the weapons he has at his disposal.

        • Brian 12:57 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you both of you. Well articulated and sound reasoning. Looks like i’m going with Rivers!

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