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  • 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.

      Thanks!

      • 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!

  • Brandon 11:07 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 8: Happy Halloween! 

    matt's bills pumpkinWith Halloween right around the corner, hopefully your fantasy teams are in for more treats than tricks! While there is no game on Sunday night due to the World Series, I’m excited for the treat we’ll all get on Monday night when we actually get to see a good football game (Falcons @ Saints), instead of what we were forced to witness last week. Make sure to set your rosters early on Saturday so that you don’t forget while you’re nursing that post-party hangover on Sunday!

    Anyways, here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eight, 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!) We start it off with a few big name running backs that you may be concerned about… (More …)

     
    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:35 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, guys! I need some help: 2WR, 2RB, and a flex, please! Carolina Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith, LeSean McCoy, Maclin, Choice, and Bell. Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 1:49 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…tricky one there. I’d go with Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith and LeSean McCoy.

      • Jacob 2:43 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        id go with miles austin and Maclin… MJD, Kevin Smith, and Lesean Mccoy

      • eric 8:14 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would play kevin smith,mjd,mc coy,austin and burleson

    • Ken 2:20 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Any thoughts Donald Lee vs Mercedes Lewis on hakeem nicks vs greg jennings this week?

      • Brandon 12:03 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donald Lee will get more looks as JerMichael Finley is out (or at least banged up) this week. As for Nicks vs Jennings, I’d go with Jennings, as I think the Vikings/Packers game will include a ton of passing.

    • Brian 4:19 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week I wanted to know about Shiancoe or Davis and you got it wrong but i won’t hold it against you cuz i’m back again this week. Anyway, I’m look for a number 1 & 2 rb this week. For my number 1 i was going with Steven Jackson but Steve Slaton seems like a better choice because he scores more TDs and catches more passes. For my number 2 it is either
      Ricky Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Reggie Bush

      Also how do you feel about Tomlinson going against the Raiders.

      • Brandon 12:01 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Why can’t RB2 be Steven Jackson? I like the others in this order: LT, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush.

      • Jacob 2:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would go with steve Slaton over S. Jackson … but ye y not do Jackson #2… if not id say Ricky WIlliams, then K. smith, then reggie bush

      • PD 1:28 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Smith & Slaton

    • Jones 9:44 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McCoy over D Williams?

      • Brandon 11:56 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LeSean McCoy over DeAngelo Williams? Umm…never.

    • Robert 10:32 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’ve got 2 WR and 2 RB spots, and 1 flex. I’m planning on starting Donald Driver, Mike Sims-Walker, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Miles Austin in the flex. Others on my roster are Andre Johnson, Derrick Mason, Correll Buckhalter, and Shonn Greene. Kevin Smith hasn’t been doing much lately, but I like his matchup against the Rams. I also don’t much like the matchups of the players I plan on benching. What do you think? Since my WR core is pretty deep, should I trade for an elite RB? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 11:59 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is a deep receiver corps you have there. Although I have Andre Johnson as a “miss” this week, I would think it’d be hard to bench him ever. If you can, try to watch the ESPN pregame show on Sunday to see Johnson’s status, because if he’s close to 100%, he’s probably a better play than Donald Driver. By all means though, think about trading some of those receivers before your league’s trade deadline (if you have one) or before they start getting hurt and lose value.

    • Stediberto 11:29 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got MSW, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith (CAR), Hakeem Nicks & A Collie. If Calvin plays, should I think about starting Collie over Smith?

      • Brandon 11:57 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t feel confident starting Steve Smith at this point and Austin Collie has been one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Go with Collie…but I like Hakeem Nicks more than Collie if that is a decision you were making too.

    • chris 2:04 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      too many decisions this week., need help…
      pick 2 WR…

      Austin Collie -SF
      Derrick Mason -Den
      Steve Smith (CAR)@Ari
      Percy [email protected]

      Pick 2 RB

      Ryan Grant -Min
      LeSean McCoy – NYG
      Beanie Wells -Car
      Tim Hightower – Car
      Jonathan Stewart @Ari

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Collie and Mason, McCoy and Grant (although I’m not all that high on him this week.)

    • David 2:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please pick 2:

      Andre Johnson
      T.J. Housh
      Devon Hester
      Austin Collie

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Johnson (even though I’m not high on him this week, but it looks like he’s good to go) and Housh.

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

      Garrard or Schaub?

      Shockey or V Davis?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to bench Schaub at this point…even if his match-up is a lot worse than Garrard’s. For your tight end, go with Shockey.

    • Scotty 2:51 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m wondering if you would start Jerricho Cotchery vs. Miami or Hakeem Nicks vs. Philly. Jerricho, as you know, has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has apparently looked sharp in practice this week. Miami is starting 2 rookie corners. Hakeem is going against a much tougher secondary & he is the tertiary option for Eli. Weather is forecasted to be inclement in both Philly & New York. What do you think?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d still go with Hakeem Nicks. Mario Manningham is hurt and might not even play this weekend, meaning Nicks will start alongside Steve Smith and get tons of looks. Eli is much better than Mark Sanchez and can over come a little weather and a tougher defense.

    • Alex 3:18 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there,
      I’ve got an offer from another team of Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs for Ray Rice and Miles Austin. I’ve got Rice/Austin. What do you think? I also have Calvin Johnson, Housh and Frank Gore

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Rice and Austin. Who knows, maybe Miles Austin ends up being a legit top-tier wide receiver. Ray Rice is a heck of a lot better than Jacobs at this point and I don’t think this trade is worth it for you.

    • DMANSTER 5:38 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, RB situation need your advice. Need to start 2 in a PPR league: Hightower (vs. Car); Barber (vs. Sea); Jones (vs. Mia); Bell (vs. Atl)??

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Want your opinion on who too start, small head to headh league (6 teams) but based on total points to crown champ.:
      QB: A. rogers or T. Romo and at RB:Ronnie Brown V. Sidney Rice v. F. Gore..(A.D is my #1)..
      My gut is telling me Rogers but the Romo match-up vs. SEA is very tempting. Also I basically have 1 spot 7 am undecided on my othat 3 RBs & who would get me the most points.
      Any input would be awesome. Thanks again and new to the site.

      • Brandon 9:34 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to reply to this, had a Halloween party and a road race that were keeping me occupied all night/morning before the games. Hopefully you ended up making the right decisions!

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:59 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry about the misprint … I was thinking Sidney but meant Ray Rice (RB) Bal

    • Jone 9:22 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi ya!

      I’ve got an offer Beanie Wells, Mike Bell, and Greg Jennings for Pierre Thomas and TJ Housh. Should I take it?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who else do you have for running backs? I’m not sure I like this trade as while you’re possibly upgrading a bit at receiver, you’re getting two guys you will never be comfortable starting at RB for one that is a decent starter.

    • BadBrainz 10:09 am on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      For the flex spot, should I start R. Williams, V. Jackson or D. Driver? I have LT and Ronnie Brown as my RBs. Also, Sims-Walker and Austin Miles as my 2 starting WR’s. If you can advise, I’d appreciate it. Keep up the great work

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello! will calvin and andre play? if not, which of these guys should i start instead: Lance Moore, Donnie Avery, Eddie Royal? Flex: Shonn Greene, Bradshaw, or any of the previously listed receivers?

      Thank you so much for your help!

    • mikefraz 7:12 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok I need help guys, i’m in a ppr

      qb choose 1
      Flacco
      Favre
      Garrard

      wr pick 2 d jackson,d driver, a boldin,m austin, a collie

      rb pick 2 mjd, gore, p thomas, mccoy, wells

      te pick 1 daniels ,celek

      i also need flex help 1rb/wr and 1wr/te

    • Jones 9:34 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Favre in the spotlight, WR-Jackson’s going to stay hot + Austin, RB’s-MJD + Mccoy, Daniels @ TE. Driver @ flex.

  • Brandon 12:26 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 6: Brady Back in Business 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week six, 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!) Normally I would leave off the most obvious picks, such as Tom Brady against the Titans. However, the Patriots passing game hasn’t lived up to it’s billing so far this year and there are managers who are probably considering benching this week, so I’ve included him as a reminder to get him in your line-ups! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Ken 3:11 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I suck at RB this year. My star RB is Jamal Lewis lol, who happens to make your miss list this week.

      I have Leon Washington, Jamal Lewis, Mike Bell and Sammy Morris. Any suggestions?

      I also have Johnny Knox in as a flex right now, but picked up Jeremy Maclin after his big week last sunday. Knox as a real starter is more reliable, but he’s up against atlanta, while maclin is up against oakland after his big week. You think its worth the risk going for Maclin over Knox here?

      Thanks guys

      • Brandon 3:47 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I’m not lovin’ that running back crew you have there, but if you need to start two this week, go with Leon Washington and Jamal Lewis (as he’ll at least get the bulk of the team’s carries.)

        • Squish 11:18 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I actually like Morris better than Washington. He’ll get a majority of the touches in NE while Taylor is out

    • Amir 3:16 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My league is 1 rb 2 flex and 2 WR (10 teams)
      I have
      RB: Gore, Ray Rice, K Smith, Hightower, Donald Brown
      and my WRs are kind of weak: MSW, Santana Moss, Antonio Bryant, Nate Washington and Donnie Avery,

      I just traded K Smith for Housh — One of the players in my league really thinks I got screwed over here but I really have an abundance of RBs and I would think i can start Housh most weeks going forward (Kind of a Seattle fan and I’m believing now that Hass is back) — What do you think about this trade?

      • Brandon 3:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I see no issue with this trade. With only one mandatory RB spot, having a lot of depth at the position isn’t all that important (and can sometimes be aggravating when you can’t decide who to play!) Now you can start Sims-Walker, Moss, and Housh regularly, along with Gore and Rice.

        • amir 4:05 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          eh im not a huge moss fan — hopefully antonio bryant turns into something decent or maybe even start hightower with good matchups — but i definitely think this gives me more flexibility as opposed to be bound by teh 1 mandatory RB

        • Brandon 4:35 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Santana Moss is very frustrating to own…he either goes nuts or does nothing. As long as you have other decent options (Housh and Sims-Walker) to hold down the WR position in his off days though, you should be all set.

    • lou 10:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Rivers and Hasselbeck, who should i start?

      • Squish 11:20 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselbeck for sure this week.

      • Brandon 8:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish…go with Hasselbeck, who’s playing one of the worst pass defenses in the league, while Rivers plays one of the best.

        • David 10:11 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I just picked up Hasselbeck. Benching Shaub

    • Brian 10:48 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have 4 WR and I need to pick 2, who should I go with?

      Ochocinco
      Burleson
      Royal
      V. Jackson

      • Brandon 8:32 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Vincent Jackson has been a best this year, you might want to sit him this week. Ochocinco and Burleson have great match-ups and should deliver for your team.

    • John 11:58 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I should start Campbell over RIvers this week??

      Also which 3 players out of the following should I start this week?
      Santana Moss, Mike SimsWalker, Tashard Choice, Cadillac Williams, Devin Hester, Mohamed Masaqquoi, and Chester Taylor.

      • Brandon 8:38 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep Rivers in there, as he’s proven that he can be effective against good defenses already this year a couple times. As for your RB/WR’s, go with Santana Moss, Mike Sims-Walker and Devin Hester (I have a good feeling about him this week as he appears to be 100% healthy.)

      • Jeramie 12:27 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Im playing the undefeated team this week in our league, so im trying to figure out my best options…I have 2 spots open. I have the choice of Dwanye Bowe who is a F/A , Mike wallace (WR ) PIT who is on my bench and also Mike Bell (RB). Which 2 should I play this week….Thanks

        • Brandon 7:49 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like the two wide receivers, as Bell is A) returning from injury, B) playing a great defense in the Giants, and C) playing second fiddle to Pierre Thomas.

    • e-roc 9:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      IMO, MJD is a bust vs. all the preseason fantasy hype, especially for a guy who’s flying solo on his team.

      Q1: Would you start Donnie Avery over Steve Smith (NYG) this week? I will be starting Steve Smith (CAR) and TJ Whosyomama.

      Q2: Do I start Thomas Jones (NYJ) or Kevin Smith (DET)?

      • Brandon 10:26 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey E-Roc, I’d agree with you that MJD is somewhat of a bust, but a lot of running backs are disappointing so far this year and the Yahoo! guys seem to pick him as the top RB of the week on a consistent basis, so they must believe in him still.

        For your receivers, stick with both Steve Smith’s. Avery needs a few more solid games to prove that he can be consistent enough to start over someone like Smith.

        At running back, I like Thomas Jones against the Bills, who are giving up the third most fantasy points to the running back position this year.

    • Gavin 11:05 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      QB-McNabb or Hasselbeck?

      RB-Slaton or Sammy Morris?

      • Brandon 10:20 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        For running back go with Slaton, as the Titans should stop Morris pretty good. As for your quarterback question though, you’re in a pretty nice position there as both guys have excellent match-ups. It’s almost a coin flip decision, but I’m leaning towards McNabb against a Raiders defense that was lit up by Eli Manning and the G-Men last weekend.

    • T-Rex 11:36 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a 12 team PPR with flex…..would you trade Rice and Royal for RMoss and LJohnson?

      I have depth at running back: Gore, Thomas/Bell, Rice, Moreno, Bradshaw and I’m looking to upgrade at WR (i have Andre Johnson, Burleson, Royal, Bennett)

      The thought of Moss and Johnson as my two WRs is almost interesting enough to take on Larry’s baggage. What do you think…go for it, or hold out for something better?

      • Brandon 10:15 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like that trade given the depth at running back. Would they be willing to take Moreno instead of Rice? Probably not, but just curious. I think Moss has a big second half of the season ahead of him and would be a great addition to your team.

        • T-Rex 12:06 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon – glad to see we were thinking along the same lines. In the end I got Randy Moss and Beanie Wells for Knowshon and Eddie Royal.

          I decided on Beanie’s 2nd half upside over LJ’s week in/week out reality….think I still got the better end here?

        • Brandon 7:51 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like that trade. They’ve said they will try to get Wells more involved in passing downs (which is almost every down for the Cardinals), so he should improve as the season moves on.

    • Yoboy 11:56 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kyle Orton or Philip Rivers?
      this week they face each other

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Rivers, he’s beat up on some solid defenses already this year.

    • Jone 11:05 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      I need your advice. Should I drop Pierre Garcon or Mario Manningham for Jeremy Maclin on waiver wire?

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go for Jeremy Maclin. It looks like he’s being heavily considered to take over Kevin Curtis as the #2 receiver in Philly, while Garcon is rotating with Austin Collie and whose role is not ensured once Anthony Gonzalez returns.

    • jo 7:46 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mike Bell or Tim Hightower??

      • Brandon 7:47 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Hightower and hope he catches a few passes out of the backfield to pad his stats.

    • Holly 9:14 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK I’m at a loss for who to play this week… please help!

      Options are:
      RB: Correl Buckhalter, Adrian Peterson, Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush
      WR: Terrell Owens, Earl Bennet, and Lance Moore
      TE: Owen Daniels or Kellen Winslow

      Basically I can have 1 TE, 2 WR, 2 RB and then a flex position.

      I’m well into my BYEs and do not have a clue what to do! Please help!

    • Holly 9:27 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have the opportunity to pick up Steve Breaston or Kevin Walter too…

      Any help would be greatly appreciated….

      • Brandon 11:03 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d actually recommend picking up both Breaston and Walter in exchange for Bennett and Moore.

        If you DO make those two moves, then start T.O. and both receivers, plus Peterson and Bush. If you don’t make the moves before the games today though, start Peterson, Bush, Buckhalter, T.O. and Bennett.

        For your tight end, start Kellen Winslow. Good luck!

        • Holly 12:17 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon!

          I’m going to make your recommendations! Good luck in your own league! 🙂

    • Tracy 11:59 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Drew Brees and Eli Manning, both are going to have tough games today and not sure who to start – what do you all think?

      • Brandon 12:10 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Drew Brees at home, while Eli still has that hurt foot to deal with against a tough Saints defense.

  • Brandon 10:13 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 4: Cutler to the Rescue! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week four, 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!) This week I didn’t even have to worry about skipping the most obvious choices, as most of the top ranked players have some pretty tough match-ups (Brees/Colston vs Jets, MJD vs Titans, Brady vs Ravens, Purple Jesus vs Packers, etc), so here is your unfiltered hits and misses for the week, starting with the Savior of Chicago… (More …)

     
    • Brandon 12:22 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • Jose 9:05 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thomas Jones or Ahmad Bradshaw week 4?

        • Brandon 10:25 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Bradshaw, who should put up some decent numbers against the Chiefs. T-Jones is too risky at this point, as you’re basically just hoping he can get a goalline carry to get you some points.

    • Brian 3:38 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      How do you feel about Indy receivers Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and Giants receivers Steve Smith and Mario Manningham. Both are facing what looks like weak defenses and should fare well. Would you pick these over Hester, Santana Moss and Sims-Walker as you recommended?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        First of all, I’m having trouble thinking of any situation where I would recommend benching a healthy Reggie Wayne. As for Garcon and the two Giants receivers, I like them (plus my “hits”) in this order:

        1) Steve Smith
        2) Santana Moss
        3) Devin Hester
        4) Mike Sims-Walker
        5) Mario Manningham
        6) Pierre Garcon

        • Brian 3:52 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The league i’m in has only two receivers to chose. So I guess Wayne & Smith would get the start.

        • Brandon 4:19 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I’d go with those two. While Moss, Hester and Sims-Walker have good match-ups, they aren’t as consistent as Smith has been this year, as he’s obviously established himself as Eli’s go-to guy.

        • Brian 5:09 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          My starting RBs this week are Benson and Coffee. They both going up against a week defenses of the Browns and Rams respectively. I would have gone with Portis had he not been hurt – he could have gone for close to 150 with that Bucs defense.

        • Brandon 11:35 am on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Portis might end up playing, but I’d stick with Benson and Coffee, who also have great match-ups.

    • Mike 9:37 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ray Rice vs NE McFadden vs Houston who’s been horrible agianst the run, or Portis who has been hurting vs the Bucs?

      • Brandon 11:35 am on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Make sure to check Portis’ status on Sunday, but if he plays, he’s got a much better matchup then Ray Rice. If Portis is held out though, then it makes your decision pretty easy!

    • Taylor ochoa 12:49 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i picked up coffee off of wavers have to drop one of the three a.bradshaw,p.thomas, or f.jackson please help

      • Brandon 10:28 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Whoa, do NOT drop Pierre Thomas! As for the others, Jackson probably has a little less value than Bradshaw in the long run, but both of them have more value then Glen Coffee once Frank Gore returns to action. If possible, you could drop Fred Jackson now, then when Gore comes back you pick him back up. Good luck!

  • Brandon 10:06 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 3: Bring out your Steve Smiths! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week three, listing players who you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those who you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) As usual, I tried to keep the most obvious players off the list, such as Drew Brees against a Bills defense that is allowing over 330 yards per game through the air (make sure to have him in your lineup this week though.) Anyways, let’s get to the good stuff, starting with a pair of receivers who share a name… (More …)

     
    • Wolf 12:26 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my situation: I run 4 WRs (Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Hines Ward, Vincent Jackson). Welker is still unsure and Vincent is looking at a hard game… I’ve got Mario and Steve Smith (NYG) on my bench. I’m assuming by your prediction you’d say.. Put in Smith in place of Jackson and save Mario for Welker last-minute substitute? What do you think?

      • Brandon 1:29 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, actually that sounds like a pretty good plan to me! However, I think I’d rather start Vincent Jackson over Manningham, as I’m not a fan of starting two receivers on the same team and there’s always a chance Jackson will get a touchdown or something to boost his stats. So play Smith instead of Jackson and if Welker is a no-go, then put back in Jackson.

        • Wolf 3:06 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Haha, well not too mention I start Moss and Welker as my 1 and 2.. although week one the 2 of them were quite nice.

        • Brandon 4:23 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Good point, you got me there. I won’t argue against the following teammate duo’s though: Moss/Welker, Fitzgerald/Boldin, and maybe Ward/Holmes. Steve Smith and Mario Manningham might jump into this category soon though!

          By the way, Welker is a game-time-decision, so I’m not sure how you feel about that. You might keep him on your bench just to be safe and go with Moss, Smith, Ward and Jackson.)

        • Squish 3:19 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Here’s a great article about starting two players from the same team:

          http://subscribers.footballguys.com/2008/08drinen-sameteam.php

    • Breezy 2:06 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my question…I have P. Thomas, Manningham, Benson, McCoy. Need to play 2/4 of them. Who I do go for?

      • Brandon 7:52 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas is a risky play as you don’t really know how healthy he is yet. It looks like Brian Westbrook might actually play this weekend, so that will limit McCoy’s effectiveness. Go with Mario Manningham and Cedric Benson and hope he can score a touchdown or something, because the yards won’t come easy against the Steelers.

    • cdawg 10:37 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m going crazy, should i start willis mcgahee over ronnie brown or deangelo williams?

      • Squish 3:22 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say yes. I have McGahee ranked in the top 5 projected this week. I’d definitely start him over Brown. Whether you start him over DeAngelo or not is up to you. Playing Williams is more conservative but I think McGahee has a much better chance at multiple TDs.

    • major b 12:56 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my dilemma.. I’ve got R. White, TO, and S. Smith (NYG) and have to sit one. I think Smith is a great play, and can’t decide between the other two.. I agree with you on White having a tough week, but will TO be that busy against NO?

      • Brandon 7:53 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Steve Smith and T.O. The Bills will be down early against the Saints and will be forced to air it out, meaning plenty of passes Owens’ way.

    • micah 1:12 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i have Reggie Wayne who will start, Ochocinco, manningham ,crayton, and Lee Evans. who do i use as second WR??i also have a wr/RB option that has cedric benson . please let me know what you would do?

      • major b 1:47 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your thoughts… I’d go with Manningham as your #2. The Bucs have been giving up big plays to WR’s, and with Manningham’s ability to run after the catch I think he’ll have a good week.

      • Brandon 7:55 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ochocinco in the WR2 slot, with Manningham replacing Cedric Benson as your WR/RB spot. Benson is playing the Steelers, who are not easy to run against. They’re not easy to pass against either I guess, but I think Ochocinco will still get plenty of chances. Good luck!

    • micah 1:13 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      major i would go with
      TO i think

    • justin 10:53 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Boy this guy doesnt know shit about football. He sure can call’em can’t he! bench manningham n play Ochocinco…..terrible call! Bn Vincent jackson????? Arguably the best wr right now! he didnt do anything amazing in week 3 but 16 fantasy pts is pretty solid.

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

        Manningham (4 catches, 55 yards) and Ochocinco (5 catches, 54 yards) had nearly identical stats this weekend. Plus I recommended starting both.

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