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  • Brandon 11:22 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 13: Win or Go Home 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week thirteen, 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!) With the playoffs right around the corner, you most likely need a win badly this week to clinch that first round BYE (or to even get a playoff spot!) Hopefully our list this week can help you get over the hump and into your league’s tournament, where you will surely bring home the bacon because you frequent such an awesome and knowledgeable fantasy football website! Alright, enough tooting of our own horn, let’s get to the hits and misses for this week and GOOD LUCK!

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    • fightingamish 1:44 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      quick question…this week…i need to pick two WR..my choices are Hester, Massaquoi, Patrick Crayton, Berrian, Devry Henderson, or Lee Evans…I’m leaning towards Hester and Evans..i neeeeed a win this week to make the playoffs

      • Brandon 3:13 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in the same boat as me in terms of needing to win to make the playoffs, but luckily I’m not relying on a wide receiver corps like that (no offense, hah.) Did you end up starting Evans? Hopefully not. If you did, I’d gamble on Devin Hester and hope he pulls out a big game against the Rams. If you didn’t play Evans, then put Henderson in there as well.

        • Squish 1:18 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve learned one thing about Henderson. He specifically only has big games (3 or more receptions) against teams that have great coverage. Because the coverage is great, Brees is forced to throw the ball his way. I bet he has a huge game against Carolina but little or nothing in the coming weeks with an average performance at Atlanta.

    • e-roc 1:49 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Now I’m all flustered and confused… Mighty Mouse (w/Matt Moore!!) or Donnie Avery (v. bad Bears DEF: 24th PA)… Starting Wayne & Avant….

      • Brandon 3:11 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donnie Avery is probably the safer pick at this point, but I would say that Steve Smith has more upside. Depends on how you’re feeling about your match-up this week 🙂

        • Squish 1:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I gotta go with Avery. Smith will likely see little action since they’ll be able to run at will. Avery has turned into a legitimate WR2 in recent weeks and looks to continue as he gets most of the red zone targets in STL.

        • e-roc 10:41 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m going to hate myself more for not starting Smith with Matt Moore in at QB…

        • Brandon 10:52 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, unfortunately I have to root for Steve Smith here, as I have him in my line-up in one of my biggest leagues. Let’s just hope both of them have huge games!

    • Heather 4:33 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Like your analysis, but Revis isn’t a rookie. This is his 3rd season.

      • Squish 12:40 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well he’s the age of most rookies if that means anything.

      • Brandon 10:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, thanks for the update. Yeah I realized this after publishing the post and forgot to update it. Not sure why I thought he was a rookie, but either way, he’s been dominant.

    • Kamaps 4:45 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I have a problem…too many skilled players. Please help me pick out my starters? I have 2 WR spots, 1 RB spot, and a RB/WR spot. The players I have are:

      RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
      RB Rock Cartwright, Was

      WR Miles Austin, Dal
      WR Mike Sims-Walker, Jac
      WR Jason Avant, Phi
      WR Chad Ochocinco, Cin

      I have MJD and Cartwright filling up the RB and RB/WR spots, with Austin and Sims-Walker in my WR spots, but all of them are expected big #s and I don’t know who to play. I’m nervous about Cartwright against New Orleans and I’m nervous about Sims-Walker also, but Ochocinco hasn’t been producing, so I’m confused. Please help.

      • Shane 6:42 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with MJD but in the flex i would take Avant over Cartwright. Did you see him last week? He got stuffed at the line 3 times, 8 rushes for 3 of less yard, and none longer than 7. I like Austin and Ochocinco this week. I like Austin because the NYG D has been bad and its a division game. I like Chad because he has been talking about how his team doesn’t throw enough and they are playing Detroit who boasts an atrocious Pass D. Expect Palmer to throw all day.

      • craig 9:51 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ochociinco and Miles Austin as your two starting receivers, MJD as your starting back, and Jason Avant at the flex spot especially if Desean Jackson doesn’t play after taking that big hit last week. For a whole list of week 13 must starts as well as everything else fantasy football related go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 1:07 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Gotta agree about the two WRs recommended by the other guys. MJD is a must start as well. As usual though I still like RBs better at the flex spot. Cartwright should have a monster day against an NO defense giving up the 7th most points in the league to opposing RBs. Considering he’s the only guy left on the squad at RB and that he’s had two solid games against rush defenses as the starter, I would consider him a low end RB2 in most leagues this week.

          I do agree that Avant is a very solid start if DJ is out but I’d take Cartwright otherwise and personally would take him either way.

    • TJ 5:46 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Quick one: Looks like Julius Jones is (supposedly) healthy and will start Sunday, possibly hurting Forsett’s numbers. I can play J Charles instead – hard to predict which Denver RunD will show up, but Charles might also have decent receiving numbers. Which one, you think, assuming Jones is “healthy”?

      • Squish 1:26 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Charles better for upside. He has been hot recently. You can expect 100 rushing yards at least but he may not get in the endzone since Denver’s red zone run defense is 9th in the league. I like to think they’ll utilize him as scat back this week too so expect some receiving numbers. Plus, there’s always that chance that he’ll take a return to the house!

      • Brandon 10:33 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Agree with Squish here, go with Charles.

    • Shane 6:37 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Forsett “Strained” his quad during practice today.
      Jones is a safe bet now because Forsett isn’t 100%

      • Ken 3:03 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i wouldn’t call JJ a safe bet. He hasn’t done much as a starter. And Forsett said he sat out as a precaution in practice. Its still possible that Forsett splits carries with Jones on sunday.

        As a Forsett owner this all pisses me off. At this point Id rather not have to rely on either back.

        I’d def play J Charles if I had him as an option. Him and Forsett are very similar backs and both have the possibility to make points as a receiver if the run game isn’t there…or even if it is lol. They’re great for PPR leagues

        • TJ 1:58 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks guys – now do you think Steven Jackson will play tomorrow? Cold Chicago may not help his back, unlike last week. I may need to use Forsett after all if SJax is inactive…..

        • Brandon 10:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Steven Jackson is expected to play and should put up solid points against a mediocre-at-best Bears defense. Keep him in your line-up.

    • Joe 8:29 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need QB Help! Trying to trade for Favre. Who should I trade? My players include:
      QB Cutler
      RB D. Will
      J Stew
      P.Thomas
      R.Mendenhall
      WR: R. Moss
      TJ Housh
      B. edwards
      M. Manningham
      J. Avant
      TE: Celek
      K: Bironas
      D: DAL
      CIN

      • Squish 1:29 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Try to package Housh/Edwards and Pierre Thomas for Favre and a low end WR. What does the other player have that you could target in the area of WRs?

    • Ken 2:58 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts for a flex spot between these guys?

      Chris Brown
      Jason Snelling
      Devin Hester
      Steve Breaston
      Chris Chambers

      • Squish 1:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Chambers this week out of that group. Snelling is my next choice since I have a hunch he’ll get a majority of the carries this week with Atlanta. Hester, Breaston and Brown just aren’t viable options at this point.

      • Brandon 10:31 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to disagree with Squish here and actually like Chris Brown today. Looks like Steve Slaton is out and Brown should get the bulk of the carries against the Jaguars.

    • Matt 4:05 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If Steven Jackson can’t go, I need one of the following for my RB2:
      1. C. Brown @ JAC
      2. J. Forsett vs. SF
      3. J. Norwood vs. PHI

      I also need a WR3:
      1. M. Colston @ WAS
      2. J. Avant @ ATL
      3. D. Hester vs. STL

      Also, between these two for a defense:
      1. New Orleans @ WAS
      2. Denver @ KC

      • Brandon 10:24 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Chris Brown at running back with Steve Slaton out this week. At wide receiver, Avant is a great play with DeSean Jackson out as well and finally, for your defense, I like the Saints this week. I think they’ll force Jason Campbell to make some bad throws and could end up with some solid points off interceptions.

        • Matt 10:55 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

  • 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 2:23 pm on October 5, 2009 Permalink
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    Drew Brees’ touchdown pace through four weeks:

    1. 96
    2. 72
    3. 48
    4. 36

    I guess he won’t be questioned too much as long as the team is winning, but I’m sure some fantasy team managers are wondering what the heck is going on with their star quarterback. I’d say we can kiss good bye the thought that he’d beat Tom Brady’s 50 touchdown record.

     
  • Matt 3:50 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink
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    Top Five at Five: Week 3 

    Kill me. Now. I was almost done with this post, and then an errant click on the back button wiped it out because I hadn’t thought to save it as a draft yet. Sigh.

    The following are my top five picks for the week at the five positions I give a crap about – i.e., everything but the kicker.

    Quarterback

    1. Drew Brees (@BUF) – He’s in a league of his own, and will occupy this position in the weekly rankings regardless of the matchup until I’m given a good reason to change my mind, which doesn’t seem likely to happen.
    2. Tony Romo (vs. CAR) – He’s the A-Rod of the NFL: He saves his biggest performances for the weakest opponents. (Oh, and he plays for the flashiest team in a shiny new stadium, has dalliances with pop singers, and is alternately exalted and skewered by both the local and national media.)
    3. Peyton Manning (@ARI) – Arizona’s been good against the pass so far, but their opponents (JAX and SF) don’t have aerial attacks anywhere close to the same class as Indy’s. This will almost surely be a shootout. Speaking of which…
    4. Kurt Warner (vs. IND) – If it’s a shootout you’re selling, Warner’s buying. If he wasn’t slightly bothered by a shoulder injury, I’d like him a little bit more than Manning this week.
    5. Tom Brady (vs. ATL) – Rust, the Jets, and Welker’s absence are all valid excuses. But one more off week and he won’t make this list again until he looks like the Brady we used to know. I’m guessing here that the recent Moss injury reports are just a Belichick game of some sort since he was fine all week.

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    • John 6:01 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For my flex spot, Cadillac Williams, Todd Heap, Devin Hester, Davone Bess, or Mike Sims-Walker?

    • Eric 9:46 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I like Winslow this week too. I’m so torn between him or Witten.. up until tonight I had both of them… and Keller. I just dropped Keller to make room for an IDP that I needed, which broke my heart because I really like him. Talk about depth at TE this year!! I need your help trying to figure out my RB and RB/WR slots for this week. I’m going crazy over it. I have 2 RB and 2 RB/WR’s slots, and I have the following to choose from. This is a PPR league, and we also get points for return yards and TD’s. As of right now, I have Sproles and MJD as my starting RB’s, with Slaton and Johnny Knox as my flex. I also could choose from Benson, Breaston, Jonathon Stewart, Eddie Royal and Dewayne Bowe. My gut tells me to sit Slaton… but he HAS to do somehting soon, doesn’t he?? I keep thinking I should bench both Slaton and Knox, and go with Benson and Stewart. What are your thoughts? I am in a must-win situation this week. With MJD and Slaton starting out so slow, and Jennings doing nothing last week, I’m out to a lethargic 0-2 start. Thanks fellas!

  • Brandon 8:58 am on September 14, 2009 Permalink
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    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head based on the performance of my fantasy teams (and those that were against me)…

    • Drew Brees is ridiculous. This was one of those match-ups that seemed too good (or bad, if you were playing against him like I was) to be true, but in the end somehow Brees played even better than expected and pretty much won the week for a team that had him playing.
    • With Pierre Thomas out, Reggie Bush ran the ball just seven times. What?
    • After his awful first half performance, Jay Cutler looked 200% better in the second half (besides that last interception!) I was regretting having drafted him for most of the game, but I was able to sleep a bit better after he at least threw one touchdown pass.
    • Devin Hester and Earl Bennett should have solid seasons with Cutler…but what happened to Greg Olsen?!
    • Felix Jones underwhelmed in the first game of the season.
    • Carson Palmer couldn’t throw a touchdown pass against the Broncos?
    • Is Julius Jones that good? Or is St. Louis that bad?
    • Jake Delhomme is making my Steve Smith draft pick look pretty scary right now.
    • While the Jets defense looks solid, the Eagles defense went crazy. (In one of my leagues, my opponent had Philly DEF, Drew Brees and Julius Jones. I lost.)
    • Randy Moss needs to go HUGE tonight so the Patriots can beat T.O. and the Bills…and I can pull off the win in my other league!
     
    • Matt 1:06 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      St. Louis is still that bad. Julius Jones is officially a “sell high” candidate after just one week.

    • Matt M 1:49 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Opponent had Brees too. Jake Delhomme cost me wk 1. He can’t make Steve Smith look bad all year right?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The unfortunate part is that no matter how Delhomme does, he usually still finds a way to get Steve Smith 100 yards and a score. The fact that it didn’t happen yesterday makes me a bit nervous. I’d give them another week before going into panic mode though…just cross your fingers!

        • Squish 5:23 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          10-4 this week for my teams with an all important win in my cash league.

          All I can say is that the Eagles defense and John Carlson, both of whom I specifically targeted, can go a long way towards a winning week 😉

          Then again so does having Brees, Flacco, AP and Thomas Jones in a keeper league. Too bad they weren’t on my team 🙁

          Now to decide what to do with Benson and J. Jones now that they got their one good week of the year out of the way…

        • Brandon 9:28 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You could try trading Benson and Jones to some unsuspecting team manager in your league…depends on who you play with I guess.

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