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  • Brandon 11:24 pm on September 6, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: One week to go edition! 

    Atg ButtonWith under a week to go before the Titans play the Steelers on Thursday night football, here are a few questions we’ve received over the past few days:

    Haseeb asks: In my league we can start up to 2 rb’s and another as a flex. I currently have Deangelo Williams, Joseph Addai, and Chris Johnson. I also have Jonathan Stewart on the bench. Do I start Stewart over Addai or Johnson? Or do I keep him on the bench? Thanks guys!

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  • Brandon 2:54 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: First pick in a keeper league 

    Atg ButtonThis week in our Ask the Geeks post we take a look at the first pick in a keeper league:

    Adam asks: Quick question for your wisdom-ness: In a keeper league, 8 teams. Turner, Peterson, MJD, Forte, and Jackson are out at RB. Fitz, Calvin Johnson, and Greg Jennings are out. I have Randy Moss and Felix Jones on a 1 year contract. Question is – do I take Andre Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, or Tom Brady with the first pick. Second draft pick needs a QB, so I am guessing Brady will be gone (as Brees, Manning, Warner, Rodgers are all gone). Thanks!

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    • Donnie 8:00 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am in a dynasty league that is H2H with typical scoring. It is not a PPR league. 6 pts for all TD’s (pass, run or catch), 1 pt for 25 yds passing, 1 pt for 10 yds rushing and receiving. We keep 10 Dynasty players. My keepers are Matt Schaub, Carson Palmer, Leon Washington, Justin Forsett, Knoshown Moreno, Darren McFadden, Hines Ward, Percy Harvin, Andre Caldwell and Derrick Mason. I have the # 1 and # 9 pick in this years draft. I am taking Ryan Matthews with my 1st pick. and looking at either Golden Tate or Arrelious Benn at # 9.

      I was just offered a trade in a 3 team proposal. I would trade Schaub, my # 9 pick this year and my first round pick next year to Chris in return he will give me his # 4 pick in this years draft and then Chris will send Jamaal Charles to Ryan who will then send Michael Bush to Chris and his (Ryan’s) first round pick next year to me.

      After doing some research and investigating, I am sure that I can get Dez Bryant with the # 4 pick this year so I would get the # 1 rated RB and # 1 rated WR from this years draft to build from.

      My question is, is this a good trade for me or should I stand pat with the 1st and 9th pick of this years draft and go with Matthews and Golden Tate or Benn?

      I am really torn with this trade offer. I would like it better if I could keep my # 9 pick this year and not get the 1st round pick next year from Chris (through Ryan) but this is the hanging point on the whole trade. Chris will not trade at all unless the # 9 pick is involved.

      Please let me know what you think ASAP and thank you in advance for your advice.

      Donnie

  • Brandon 11:12 pm on July 30, 2009 Permalink
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    Running back rankings for 2009 

    Following my wide receiver rankings, here is the list for running backs. Keep in mind that this is primarily for non-PPR leagues, but I’ve mentioned in my comments the tailbacks that will be valued higher in leagues that award points for receptions.

    You can check out the rest of our positional cheat sheets here.

    1. Adrian Peterson, MIN – Unless you’re in a PPR league, A-Pete is top dog and Favre should distract defenses a bit and open more holes.
    2. Michael Turner, ATL – As with Peterson, he is spectacular as long as you’re not in a PPR league, and he’s only slightly less than spectacular then.
    3. DeAngelo Williams, CAR – Jonathan Stewart continues to show durability issues, meaning plenty of carries again this year for D-Williams!
    4. Matt Forte, CHI – I’m digging Forte this season with Cutler in town.
    5. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX – Finally mini-me becomes the feature back…I expect it to pay some dividends
    6. Steven Jackson, STL – UPGRADE! The Rams offense scares me…and S-Jax has trouble staying healthy. He is a beast though.
    7. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD – He didn’t go from the best in the league to Average Joe over night. Expect LT to surprise the quick-to-be-haters this year.
    8. Frank Gore, SF – Taking a leadership role on the team, hopefully it equates to some leader-like stats.
    9. Brian Westbrook, PHI – He’s never played a full 16 game season and there are already injury worries. He’s a monster when he plays (especially in PPR leagues), but he’ll be 30 in a few weeks and this could be the year he starts slowing down, LT-style.
    10. Ryan Grant, GB – UPGRADE! As long as he stays healthy, Grant should put up decent numbers.
    11. Brandon Jacobs, NYG – He’s a beast when not injured, just hope he can stay on his two feet the whole season.
    12. Chris Johnson, TEN – He hasn’t been impressing this preseason, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt at this point.
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    • Matt 8:31 am on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m with you at least 90% on this list, nice work. My only significant point of contention is MJD at #4. I think Peterson, MJD and Turner are pretty much interchangeable in the top tier.

    • Sean 12:16 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I think when you do RB rankings, you need to not only note leagues that award points for receptions, but also leagues that award points for kick return yardage and touchdowns. If you did that, players like Sproles, Leon Washington, and Norwood would have to be top 10 considerations.

      And how does Portis not crack your top ten? Zorn’s 2nd year with the offense and nobody to steal goal line carries (Betts having ONE TD last year)?

      • Sean 12:20 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Forgot to include their catching out of the backfield qualities.

      • Brandon 12:22 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        My rankings are based on standard league formats, with a special mention for those that reward for PPR. If your league awards points for return yards as well, then by all means, rank the players you mention higher. Maybe with my next round of updates I’ll make a note on those guys…thanks for the suggestion!

      • rick 3:12 pm on August 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        What about jacobs? if he can stay healthy i think he cracks the top then

        • Brandon 9:59 pm on August 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I like Jacobs a lot this year and there is a great chance that he’ll be in the top 10 by the year’s end. I’d have no problems with him being my RB1, I just like the other guys ahead him a little bit better right now.

        • Trevor 12:59 pm on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with Jacobs. How come no mention of Gore… is it possibly due to his age/being prone to injury? I’m in a tough spot with my fantasy draft this year having to keep 2 players. I’ve got Brees, Gore and Steve Smith in my debate. This is a ppr league…

        • Brandon 1:34 pm on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          In all honesty, I was just too lazy to comment on every player on the cheat sheets, so I left out some of the guys I feel were slightly boring in terms of current news, etc. It looks like he should be ready to go though when the season begins, so don’t hesitate to make him one of your keepers. He catches the ball a fair amount out of the backfield, so that should help in your league.

    • iamjack 4:27 pm on August 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why Lynch at 24? You have him behind several guys who are splitting time.

      • Brandon 10:02 pm on August 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re probably right about Lynch and when I do my next update of the list you could see him a bit higher. I’m a little worried that the team will go to Fred Jackson a lot to spell Lynch, since Jackson played very well when given the chance last year.

      • Brandon 1:35 pm on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scratch that whole thought about moving him up the rankings with his three game suspension…that’s 20% of the fantasy season or so.

    • Jeff 11:16 am on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Even with so many teams having RB’s by committee, I’m not so sure about MJD, he wasn’t a great producer last year. He might have a few great games, but J-ville has no passing game.

      • Brandon 1:28 pm on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Last year the Jacksonville offensive line was in shambles due to injuries (same reason David Garrard struggled), plus Fred Taylor was splitting time with MJD. I expect the O-line to be improved and with no Taylor in the mix, Jones-Drew should be a bigger part of an improved offense. The addition of Torry Holt should boost the reliability of the receiving corps as well.

      • Matt 5:39 pm on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        MJD’s a beast of a RB, he’s featured now, and he’s got a coach who loves running the ball. He’s a good receiver and he’s a goal line monster. I think there’s a case to be made for taking him #1 overall. He’s at least in the discussion.

      • Brandon 11:46 am on August 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like Yahoo’s Andy Behrens is on the MJD bandwagon, picking him as the #1 overall selection over A-Pete.

    • W Leung 9:33 pm on August 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Pierre Thomas is going to have a great year. Bush’s knee is already acting up. I think PT has to be a little higher than 17.

      • Brandon 10:06 am on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I’m starting to get worried as well about Bush’s knee issue, even if they’re claiming that it’s nothing to worry about at this point. Even with a healthy Bush, the PT Cruiser will get the bulk of the carries anyways, so he should put up some good numbers. I’ll consider moving him up next time I update the list. Thanks for the input!

    • MJ 1:49 am on August 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great site. Great blog. I have Ryan Grant, Forte & Lynch as possible keepers. Plan to free Lynch because of suspension & Fred factor. Kudos on your analysis.

  • Brandon 7:24 pm on December 22, 2008 Permalink
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    2008 Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs 

    This season has been one of my best years ever in terms of fantasy football, as I made the championship in three seperate leagues, while playing in the third place game in two others. For that reason, I figured it made sense to create an All Fantasy Football Playoffs MVP team, highlighting the players that either caused me joy or pain over the past few weeks. Interestingly enough, only one of these players even made the Pro Bowl (Wes Welker…as a reserve). Anyways, let’s jump into the MVP awards for the 2008 playoffs…

    Quarterback

    Philip Rivers, SD: Rivers was the top quarterback in the league nearly the entire season, so it’s fitting that he would continue his fantasy football dominance of the position through the playoffs. This past Sunday, when some of you may have been playing in the Championship game of your league, Rivers threw for nearly 290 yards and four touchdowns, probably carrying more than one team out there to a league title. Let’s also mention that he’s thrown a combined nine touchdowns over the past three weeks, while averaging around 280 passing yards or so.

    Honorable Mention: Matt Cassel, NE (More …)

     
    • e-roc 8:41 am on December 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – somehow I managed to own just two of the names above and still came away with the wins down the stretch.

      Any thoughts/recommendations on teams like Indy who will probably be sitting starters in Week 17?

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 10:44 am on December 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: I’m not generally in favor of starting players on teams that are playing for nothing and it seems that Indy is one of the worst culprits of this (maybe because they are always in the playoffs?) If you have someone like Peyton Manning, you may try to find a suitable replacement, as he’ll probably be benched after a few quarters to keep the MVP healthy for the playoffs. Reggie Wayne might be the same story. Good luck!

    • e-roc 10:56 am on December 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – Go figure I’m in the office and reading blogs… Anyway, I have both Manning & Wayne so my conundrum is this:

      QB – Thigpen @ Cin or Garcia v. Oak?
      RB – PT Cruiser v. CAR , Slaton v. CHI or McClain v. Jax?
      WR – Do you know if Boldin going to play? Otherwise, I might need to pick up a TGII or Hixon….

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 9:15 am on December 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Sorry for the delay, but was busy with Christmas. Hope yours is going well too. Anyways, in terms of your questions there…I’d go with Thigpen and Pierre Thomas. It looks like Boldin will be questionable for this weekend, so I’d keep him out of your lineup just in case. If Hixon and Ginn are your best replacements, you have to go with Hixon I guess who’s been a lot more consistent as of late. Good luck!

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 8:58 pm on December 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Just to update the situation, it looks like the PT Cruiser may have a flat tire (i.e. he’s questionable with various injuries) and does not seem to be a good play this weekend. Go with Steve Slaton and hope he can find the endzone.

  • Brandon 10:01 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink
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    2009 Pro Bowl rosters announced 

    If you haven’t seen them yet, the 2009 Pro Bowl rosters were announced today and you can see the entire teams here. I’ve already been reading articles mentioning Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (2nd in NFL for rushing touchdowns, 4th in NFL for rushing yards), Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (leads the NFL in passer rating and touchdown passes) and Texans rookie running back Steve Slaton as the biggest snubs, while listing Jets quarterback Brett Favre (leads NFL in interceptions) and Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown (17th in NFL for rushing yards, got 4 of 10 touchdowns in one game) as the most undeserving of a roster spot. After reviewing the stats, a few other snubs, who will probably make it anyways after guys drop off due to injuries/injury worries/laziness, include Chicago rookie running back Matt Forte and Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (tied for 2nd in NFL in receiving touchdowns.) I’ll open it up to the forum for anyone else’s opinions on the selections…

    Who had the better draft? (League #2)

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    • Rushi 2:22 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Not putting in Rivers really sucked. Rivers beats Favre in every stats category possible. Jets have largely been successful due to Thomas Jones’ skill not Favre’s. The only place where Rivers loses out to Favre is the “name”, and the team’s overall record.

    • Brandon 9:22 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Rushi: I guess the fact that the Chargers are simply a bad team this year may have factored in, but Favre really hasn’t done a whole lot to prevent the Jets from almost slipping out of playoff contention these past few weeks. If the Jets make the playoffs, it will somewhat justify the selection, but otherwise it was a bad pick.

    • Matt 9:35 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I voted for Calvin Johnson… while it’s admittedly hard to argue that someone on a team without a single win should make the Pro Bowl, the way he’s been able to perform in that atrocious offense is nothing short of superhuman.

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 12:26 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like DeAngelo Williams was pretty PISSED that he didn’t make the Pro Bowl…and he used the Giants defense as his punching bag!

    • Rushi 12:30 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What about Phillip Rivers too? Single handedly winning the game for the Chargers. 4 TDs against Tampa!

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