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  • Brandon 1:16 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink
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    Darren McFadden out two weeks of camp with fractured orbital bone 

    Some random football updates:

    • After talking up Darren McFadden in a previous post, it seems he’ll now miss two weeks of training camp with a fractured orbital bone in his face. Backup Michael Bush is still an unsigned restricted free-agent, so I assume the team will get moving on signing him as soon as possible, as their other options aren’t anything special. I still like McFadden this year and a face injury isn’t something that will prevent him from racking up fantasy points this season.
    • WR Craig “Buster” Davis has signed with the Buffalo Bills. I’m sure Matt is super excited about this one!
    • WR Kenny Britt has missed seven days of training camp so far and blames his yoga instructor for not properly making his hamstrings flexible or something. As always, he’s an injury waiting to happen, so keep that in mind if you’re targeting him in your draft.
    • BillsFan 3:30 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am getting sick of Buddy Nix taking all of his draft busts from the Chargers and bringing them to Blo.

      • Matt 3:42 am on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, it’s a little disconcerting, no doubt.

    • Jeff 4:32 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      So my nfl.com draft already took place and i think it’s a little early, 10 team league, the team I ended up with is
      Matt Ryan, Lesean McCoy, Mendenhall, Fitzgerald, Miles Austin, Jimmy Graham, one W/R flex from this bench, Austin Collie, Brandon Lloyd, Mark Ingram, Felix Jones, Roy Williams, Mike Williams TB…my concerns are McCoy losing TD’s to Ronnie Brown, the value and talent of DeMarco Murray in Dallas, and Brandon Lloyd not having McDaniels pass happy offense. Should I take a chance on rookies like DeMarco Murray or Ryan Williams out of AZ instead of having a plethora or WR’s on my bench, my logic was get some WR’s for trade bait since a lot of teams didn’t draft WR depth.

      • Brandon 6:37 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I like Matty Ice at quarterback and plan to target him as my QB1 in as many leagues as I can. I’m not a huge LeSean McCoy fan this year, but he should do alright and between Mendenhall, Felix Jones and Mark Ingram, you should find someone to plug in your RB2 spot from week to week. You’re pretty good at WR with Fitz, Austin, Lloyd and Mike Williams. Austin Collie and Roy Williams are expendable if you can get someone to take them off your hands. I’d stick with what you have otherwise though and wait and see. DeMarco Murray is a third stringer to start the year and we saw what kind of quagmire the Dallas backfield was the past few years.

        • Jeff 6:51 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          forgot to mention i also drafted julio jones with one of my last picks for a gamble

          • Brandon 4:25 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I forget who it was, but someone on the Falcons was loving Julio Jones, saying he was the best rookie receiver that they’d ever seen or something….so nice pick up!

  • Brandon 3:33 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Random fantasy football musings 


    • Ray Rice should be awesome this year with Willis McGahee out of town and a new fullback leading the way (the same one that led the way for Arian Foster last year!)
    • I’m hearing that Raiders running back Darren McFadden is tearing it up at training camp so far. Michael Bush should still be in town and will take some of his carries, but this is McFadden’s job to lose.
    • With receiver Steve Smith a free agent at the moment who is returning from fairly serious surgery, Giants WR Mario Manningham is someone to look at for your WR3 spot (if he drops that far!) He would probably make a solid WR2 as well.
    • Is it crazy to think Tarvaris Jackson may have a decent season? He’s got Sidney Rice, big Mike Williams, Zach Miller and John Carlson to throw to. I’d prefer Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel or Sam Bradford, but still, someone to consider as a backup QB option if you’re in dire need.

    Up in the air

    • Not yet drinking the Shonn Greene Kool-aid. Rex Ryan claims they’ll feature a heavy dose of Greene, but I think we’ve heard that before. He’s a RB2 at most.
    • Same goes for Beanie Wells. Just because Tim Hightower is out of town, I’m still not ready to believe in him. Jury is still out though and he could end up changing my mind.


    • WR Jacoby Ford was one of my big sneaky picks, but his broken hand scares me. He’ll be ready in time for the regular season, but keep an eye on him during the preseason games to see if he gets any playing time.
    • Chris Johnson’s hold out is worrisome. I guess if you get his backup to start the year you might be alright, but I prefer a guy who I know will start from week 1 (e.g. AP, Rice, Charles, etc.) Plus, I had CJ last year and he didn’t light the world on fire enough to demand the top pick this year.
    • I was hoping that people would forget about Jermichael Finley after missing most of last season with an injury, but it doesn’t seem that way. With a lack of top-tier tight ends this year (most of the top guys seem to be fading a bit) Finley could get drafted way above of your price range.
    • grizz 5:24 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, very useful.

    • Chris 2:07 am on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Rice, McFadden and Manningham. My only concern with Rice is that he had surgury I believe on his knee during the offseason. Either way I like the addition of a top FB to clear his way.

    • Jake 9:45 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Beanie. He is a bust this year.

    • Hawgman 10:38 am on August 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Every year I draft a RB in the first 2 rounds and every year that RB has a season ending injury within the first 3 games of the season. I would love to have Run-DMC on my roster again this year, but being a life-long Razorback’s fan, I just don’t know if I should curse by boy like that. Maybe I’ll take Ingram – he played for Abalamma…. ;-P

  • 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 🙂

    • 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 🙂

      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 🙂

      • 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 8:18 pm on September 17, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Looking to go 2-0? 

    Hopefully some of the advice we offered last week helped your team to a 1-0 record to start the season, but if not, even more reason for you to heed our advice! Anyways, here are a few questions to get us started for week two. Remember to send us any more questions you might have here or you can leave questions via comments and we’ll try to respond to those too…

    Cynthia asks…

    I’m wondering who to start this week…Larry Johnson against Raiders although he did not produce at all last week or Cedric Benson @ Packers.

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    • John 12:13 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Santana Moss, Devon Hester, Davone Bess

      • Brandon 7:08 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure exactly if that’s a question (or what the question is), but I like Santana Moss the best out of that group this week against the Rams.

    • Phill 6:56 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Guys, I’m debate who to start at RB this week: Ray Rice, Marion Barber or Caddy Williams. What do the experts think?

      • Brandon 7:10 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        From best to worst: Ray Rice, Marion Barber, and Cadillac Williams…start Rice and Barber if you need two guys, Rice if you just need one.

        • Phill 7:30 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Thanks! Yeah I’m starting 1, which will be Rice…thanks

    • Hatch 9:56 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What would you do for a WR2 with these choices(Non PPR) – Earl Bennett, Chris Henry, Antonio Bryant or as a free agent I could pick up Stuckey, Clayton(Balt), Murphy, Meachem, or Deverey Henderson? I have Colston as WR1.

      • Brandon 11:45 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re feeling a little risky, you might go with Devery Henderson, but you already have one Saints receiver and might not want to put all your eggs in one basket. The safer route would be with Mark Clayton or Earl Bennett. Clayton plays the easier defense (SD) of the two this week. If you have someone to drop to pick up Clayton, go with him, otherwise just go with Bennett and hope Cutler can kick it in gear for the big game this weekend against the Steelers!

    • Joey 2:42 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My WR2 choices this week: Lee Evans, Donald Driver, Justin Gage and I can pick up Earl Bennet, Randle El, Percy Harvin or Patrick Crayton.

      P.S. Start Flacco over Rivers, right?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d take the gamble with Flacco and hope he can duplicate his performance from last week. As for receivers, Percy Harvin might be a sneaky play if you’re feeling risky, otherwise I’d recommend going with Donald Driver as the Packers (at home) should have a big game against the Bengals. If you have roster spots you can use, pick up Earl Bennett though, as I think he’ll be a solid play later in the season when the Bears play some lesser defenses.

    • jklemp 4:27 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a WR and a FLEX Position to fill…. I am considering the following players. Felix jones (rb) vs Giants, Fred Jackson (rb) vs Bucs, Julius Jones (rb) at SF, Earl Bennet (WR) vs Pitt, Donald Driver (wr) vs CIN, Pierre Garcon (wr) at Miami.

  • Brandon 10:50 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Countdown to Opening Day 

    With opening day rapidly approaching, it’s high time for some more Ask the Geeks. Send us your burning questions here.

    Brian asks: Hey Geeks, I have two flex positions to fill with six choices and am stuck. 12 man league and we get individual return yards keep in mind. Players are Ryan Grant, Santonio Holmes, Felix Jones, Willie Parker, Joseph Addai and X-factor Stefan Logan who is doing punt and kickoff returns for Pitt. Which two do you recommend?

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    • e-roc 2:37 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      As always, thanks for the feedback!

      @brandon, at the end of the day, I strayed from Turner because of the 350-carry “curse”… but also because I like MJD’s big-play potential (we get point bonuses for big plays). I almost flipped a coin.

      @matt – Thanks! Let’s hope we both have productive and successful seasons!

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

        the curse is overrated. AP had over 350 carries last season as well (363)…yet no one has a problem with that. i think turner is going to carry the ball less this year, but be as productive. especially with the maturation of Ryan and the addition of T.Gonz, defenses won’t be able to stack the box.

        • Squish 6:49 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          In fact the the curse of 370 refers to the total carries on the year with the postseason included. On doing the math, it becomes clear that AP is just as far into curse territory as Turner and has had near as heavy a load for 3 years straight. If the curse will affect anyone this year, it will almost definitely be AP.

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