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  • Brandon 9:00 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 8: What Can Greene Do for You? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eight. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    We’re finally starting to narrow down the list, with only a few new additions this week and a bunch taken off. The biggest additions by far will be Jets running back Shonn Greene, who is replacing the injured Leon Washington as the backup to Thomas Jones, along with the newly anointed 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith. If you counted on Leon Washington or Shaun Hill (probably less people counting on him), you better take a shot at the waiver wire and see what you can do. Anyways, let’s get to The Wire for this coming week…
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    • e-roc 9:34 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Praying that I win the Shonn Greene sweepstakes so I can pair him up with T.Jones…. McCoy would be the consolation prize…..

      • Joe 10:38 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Is Jason Witten worth hanging onto? He has done NOTHING so far this year.

        • Amir 3:51 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m in the same boat — Ive started him every week this year but at this point i dont know if theres anything better out there?

        • e-roc 4:23 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @Joe – I would actually hold onto him… IMHO, I can’t see him being a bust for the entire season…. With Austin forcing defenses to respect the intermediate/deep ball, he should start getting more looks from Romo…

        • Amir 5:58 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @e-roc — I hope you are right

        • Brandon 6:37 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think you have to keep Witten for as long as possible as long as he’s healthy and you have a roster spot for him. What other option do you have available that is putting up better numbers than him anyways?

      • Shirley 11:07 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m trying to shop Ryan Grant as I have him, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson and Rashard Mendenhall after Grant had a big game in Cleveland.
        Here is a list of some receivers that I think are reachable on teams who don’t have much depth at RB: Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker
        Please rank who I should go for. I just won my first game this season so I need someone to give me a decent number of points each week. My current WRs are Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Lance Moore and Anthony Gonzalez. If you can come up with any other names that are in the ballpark, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks.

        • Brandon 12:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You have some solid receivers already, but I think Greg Jennings is a great target now as his value might be down a bit due to his one touchdown this year. Rice and Austin are not worth trading for now because they’ve been so hot lately. I love Sims-Walker too, so he’s a good target.

        • Shirley 5:37 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Do you think Greg Jennings improve at all this season?

        • Brandon 9:32 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think he will and last night’s eight reception, 88 yard and a score performance was a good start!

    • Amir 5:57 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      After this Larry Johnson ordeal which should result in a suspension do you move Jamaal Charles to startable and how do you rank Wells, Charles and Greene going forward

      • Brandon 6:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would list Charles more as a “Stopgap”, as I don’t see him as someone that will be able to put up starter-worthy numbers on a consistent basis. There is no sign that he’s a better runner than LJ was (just happens to be the backup) and we saw what Johnson did in this offense.

        As for their rank going forward, I’d go Greene, Wells and Charles.

    • CT 8:33 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      okay i have #1 waiver this week, and cooley is out, and i have shiancoe, should i start shiancoe and pick up greene instead?
      and oh yeah, my wr core is very weak, (steve breaston, mario manningham, mohamed massaquoi, calvin johnson(?)) and i was looking to to pick up some wr/wrs on waivers or trades.. the only wrs in waivers are.. torry holt, devery henderson, kenny britt, bryant johnson, jeremy maclin.. who should i go for? thanks a lot, lol currently 2-5 in the league ahaa

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 9:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not quite sure what you’re asking with regards to Shiancoe and Greene, but it would be good if you could replace Cooley with Shiancoe AND get Shonn Greene…is that possible?

        As for your wide receivers, Torry Holt is a solid play against the Titans and should put up serviceable numbers for the rest of the year (probably a little more consistent than Massaquoi.)

        Hopefully this answers some (all?) of your questions!

    • Jone 9:52 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      Should I drop Jeremy Maclin for TJ Houshmandzadeh on waiver wire?
      also should I drop Laurence Maroney for Bennie Wells on waive wire?

      • Brandon 10:16 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say definitely on the Beanie Wells move…but the other move is a bit trickier. I think Housh will be more consistent than Maclin, but Maclin has more upside from week to week. If you’re looking for a steady source of 6-12 fantasy points, Housh is probably your man. If you can handle a 2 point game here and a 20 point game there, then Maclin will do the trick. They both make for decent WR3’s though.

        • Amir 2:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like Housh’s value (a lot more than Maclin) moving forward. Seattle has been a weird team this year as their games have all been decided by at least 3 TDs (wins and losses) — that issue along with Housh getting used to the offense should have been looked at during their bye week and hopefully figured out

          I like Housh going forward — he is still getting a ton of catches and theyll figure out how to get him into the end zone hes too good to not score!

    • sal 12:41 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ced benson/randy moss/ocho on a bye – i have colston, breaston, kevin walter, massaquoi, felix jones, – non-PPR league Flex, and 2 WR – please fill

    • Shirley 5:45 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      An owner in my league just dropped Brett Favre this morning. I have Warner as my starter and Hasselbeck as my backup. Should I drop Hasselbeck for Favre?

    • DFonz 8:40 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, & Santonio Holmes. Should I go ahead and drop Holmes for Anthony Gonzalez.? I’m 3rd in my leage so my waiver option will be high if I wait till next week, So I have to act soon.

      • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        No definitely don’t do this. Who knows how good Anthony Gonzalez will do when he returns (and we don’t know for sure when he’ll return!) Holmes has some great match-ups following the team’s BYE week as well.

    • JP 9:50 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Roy Williams @ SEA or Kelly Washington @ DEN ?

      • CR 4:31 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        My gut reaction at first was to go with Roy Williams, however given the evident bromance rocking with Romo and Austin (for obvious reasons), I just don’t see Williams getting the touches particularly after being injured. Give him a week or two longer and go with Kelly Washington for now.

        • JP 4:50 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks CR. Thats a good tip

      • Brandon 1:43 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are those your only options? There has to be someone on free agency that is a better play than Kelley Washington!

    • LT 1:16 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Thanks for the wire tips! I need help with my FLEX spot (non-ppr): should I start R. Grant or Steve Smith (NYG)?

    • meany1413 1:40 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m in a bit of a predicament here. My wideouts are steve smith (nyg), steve breaston, brandon marshall, derrick mason, and mike sims-walker. I need to start three of them. What do you think?

    • CR 4:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m pretty much dominating everyone in my league but I have one under-performer that’s bothering me…. Megatron. What would you consider his long term outlook to be for the season? Is it time for me to start thinking about trading him away?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade him now, as his value is about as low is it can go. Once he returns from injury, he should start putting up solid numbers again, hopefully right about the time your team is making a late season push to the playoffs.

    • Stediberto 12:48 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have S Jax, Hightower, Jerome Harrison and Willie Parker. Who should I drop Harrison? The following are available (keep in mind S Jax is on a bye wk 9) from the wire: Wells, Bell, Charles and Greene?
      Thanks

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shonn Greene for sure. Beanie Wells if Greene is already snatched up though.

    • LT 2:34 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon… tough call: non-ppr league, 2 RB’s. Who would you plug in?
      Ryan Grant
      Beanie Wells (just got it after your waiver wire report!)
      Ricky Williams
      Pierre Thomas
      A. Bradhsaw

      • Brandon 12:07 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas and Ricky Williams.

        • LT 2:41 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          cool! thanks man!!! Hope Bradshaw can keep it up till the end of season with that injury…

        • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like Bradshaw too…just not this week. His foot injury scares me but he keeps on truckin!

  • Brandon 9:33 am on September 2, 2009 Permalink
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    The Daunte Culpepper vs Matthew Stafford competition in Detroit got me thinking, why is it that teams often try to draft a franchise quarterback following a terrible season? If your team didn’t win a single game last year, what makes you think a rookie quarterback is going to drastically improve your record? Wouldn’t it make more sense to trade for (or pick up off free agency/waivers) a decent, proven veteran quarterback, win some games (for the fans who are suffering with you), while drafting some players that can help your team win NOW? Then, once you’ve regained some form of respect as a football team, draft the quarterback of the future the following season. It seems as though teams are content with basically throwing in the towel for another couple years so they can start from scratch. The Raiders’ JaMarcus Russell and 49ers’ Alex Smith are two other guys that immediately come to mind when I think about this.

    By the way, this has no fantasy football relevance, but I think it needed to be said.

     
  • Brandon 10:10 am on November 26, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses: Turkey Day Edition 

    turkeyHappy Thanksgiving! For the Thanksgiving holiday, I figured I’d do an early Hits and Misses article around the games that will be taking place as you stuff your face (and wonder why Detroit is on TV every friggin’ Turkey Day!) Anyways, over the past few weeks, it appears to me that the perfect storm has been brewing…and that storm is what the Titans running backs are going to do to the Lions defense tomorrow. Last weekend Tennessee finally got a dose of reality against the Jets when they realized that they can’t rely solely on the arm of Kerry Collins to carry them to victory and that they’re going to need their running game performing at a high level if they want to go anywhere in the playoffs. Lucky for them, they play the worst run defense in the NFL, the Detroit Lions, so this could be a perfect time to get back to the basics. So let’s get into more from that game and the rest of the action that will be taking place while you try your hardest to ignore your family members… (More …)

     
    • Brandon 4:22 pm on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Well, I was right on the mark with the Titans running game…too bad I was 100% wrong about Brian Westbrook!

  • Brandon 2:29 pm on November 24, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 12 Wrap-Up: King of the Cassel 

    Tom who? It’s amazing the job that Matt Cassel (415 passing yards, 4 TD – one rushing, INT) has done this year to keep the depression in New England over Tom Brady’s injury to a minimum. To his credit, the games are a bit more exciting now and as long as they still make the playoffs, you have to give him props for playing his ass off and earning the big contract that is sure to come his way in the off-season. Anyways, let’s dive into the action that took place this weekend, starting with the big Patriots victory over the Dolphins…

    • New England 48, Miami 28: The second straight 400 passing yard performance from Cassel also paid dividends to the dynamic receiver duo, Randy Moss (8 catches for 125 yards, 3 TD) and Wes Welker (8 catches for 120 yards.) Over-shadowed by his team’s loss and the play of the opposing quarterback though, you can’t forget to mention the great effort from Chad Pennington (341 passing yards, 4 TD – one rushing, INT), who’s numbers were nearly as good. (More …)
     
  • Brandon 3:45 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 12: Peyton ready for a playoff run 

    Although the Patriots lost a close one to the Jets, last week ended up being a pretty good week for me in all areas of the fantasy football world. Not only did I win in nearly all of my leagues, but my predictions ended up with a stellar 19-4-5 record, led by great games from Turner the Burner, the Arizona passing game and DeAngelo Williams, along with sub-par efforts from Kyle Orton and Willis McGahee (even with Jake Delhomme doing his best to submarine me and one of my fantasy teams!)

    With the playoffs fast approaching though, and me still needing a win or two more to clinch the playoffs in a few leagues, let’s move on to my picks for this week. I’ll start with the man who should help many a fantasy team make the playoffs in week 12 by handing out a good ol’ fashioned beatdown to San Diego…Peyton Manning.

    Hits

    • Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: This weekend Indianapolis will head to San Diego to take on a Chargers defense that has been one of the worst in the league against the pass (possibly due to the absence of their top pass rusher in Shawne Merriman?) For all those managers who drafted Manning with a top pick in their league and have been disappointed so far (although the past few weeks he’s been pretty good), this game should serve as redemption. The Chargers are allowing 267 passing yards on average to an assortment of signal callers across the league…and this weekend they take on one that is slightly better than your “average quarterback.” I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect 300 yards and at least two scores from Peyton this week.
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