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  • Brandon 11:10 am on September 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , dwayne bowe, , touchdowns   

    Touchdown number normalization 

    I was just reviewing the stats from last year, looking at which players at each position led the league in touchdowns and it got me thinking about the likelihood of those players repeating this year. Will Arian Foster rack up 18 touchdowns again? Unlikely. How about Marcedes Lewis to score another 10? Doubtful. Anyways, here is a list of guys most likely to disappoint this year if you’re counting on them to score as many times as they did last season (as well as some guys who could/should actually improve!) Keep this in mind if you’re in a touchdown-heavy scoring league or if you’re basing your draft strategy solely on fantasy points from last season.

    Quarterbacks

    • Peyton Manning (33) – Injury worries
    • Eli Manning (31) – No more Steve Smith or Kevin Boss
    • Matt Cassel (27) – Just not confident that he can repeat, but he could prove me wrong

    Guy that will improve: Tony Romo (11), Matthew Stafford (7), Kevin Kolb (7)
    Guys that could improve: Philip Rivers (30), Matt Ryan (28)

    Running Backs

    • Arian Foster (18) – Very few running backs ever repeat this kind of touchdown numbers.
    • BenJarvus Green-Ellis (13) – Other backs and tight ends always a threat to cut into this number.
    • Peyton Hillis (13) – Madden curse? Just pessimistic that he puts up numbers again.
    • Mike Tolbert (11) – I see the touchdowns spreading out a bit more across the entire offense (V-Jax, Mathews, Gates, etc)

    Guys that will improve: Ray Rice (6), Shonn Greene (2), Felix Jones (2), DeAngelo Williams (1)
    Guys that should improve: Jamaal Charles (8), Maurice Jones-Drew (7), Steven Jackson (6), Frank Gore (5)

    Wide Receivers

    • Dwayne Bowe (15) – Expecting a drop along with the touchdowns his quarterback throws.
    • Greg Jennings (12) – Jermichael Finley should cut into this total.
    • Brandon Lloyd (11) – Not trusting Kyle Orton OR Lloyd to repeat last year’s performance.
    • Stevie Johnson (10) – Seems like a one time thing to me (plus, he plays for the Bills!)
    • Kenny Britt (9) – Should do well with Matt Hasselbeck at the helm, but take away his out-of-character, week 7 game last year and his stats normalize a bit.
    • T.O. (9) – Maybe because he’s not even on a team?

    Guys that will improve: Vincent Jackson (3),
    Guys that should improve: Larry Fitzgerald (6), Brandon Marshall (3)

    Tight Ends

    • Marcedes Lewis (10) – He was already on this list BEFORE the team cut David Garrard 🙂

    Guys that will improve: Dallas Clark (3), Owen Daniels (2), Jermichael Finley (1)

     
  • Brandon 10:16 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 14 FAIL: Kyle Orton punishes fantasy owners for sticking with him 

    Here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    Week 14 is the first week of the playoffs in most fantasy football leagues, so I’m interested to see who you’re blaming for your quick (or near) departure? This week the fails are again headlined by Kyle Orton and Dwayne Bowe, as they both were out to punish their fantasy owners for no apparent reason (maybe they’re not big on the holidays or something!) Not to be outdone though, whole boatload of receivers ended up with an awesome ONE reception and probably didn’t help your squad.

    I’ve included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a separate worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up. As usual, drama-king himself, Brett Favre continues to lead the pack!

    Anyways, here are the rest of them (and here’s a direct link to the spreadsheet)…
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    • solomon_adams 10:44 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cowboys fan here… tough pass defense? really? The reason Celek had 0 catches is b/c it was the Vick, DJax, and Mccoy show. No need to get anyone else involved.

      • Brandon 10:57 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, that’s why I say “Oddly…” but I guess they only played tough pass defense against players not named DeSean Jackson anyways. Figured I would give him some kind of excuse other than saying “None.”

      • Hawgman 11:08 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        ANTI Cowpokes here – but I gotta say I was wishing that someone on the Dallas D would have ballz enough to break that little showboat half. I felt the same way when TO did the thing in the star all those years ago. Break a couple of those cats in two and it will stop. A 15 yard penalty that the D has to pay for is nothing to these “ME-ME-ME” chumps.

    • Hawgman 11:04 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      ORTON TRIED TO KILL MY TEAM TWO WEEKS IN A ROW!! I was also fortunate enough to make it the 2nd round of the playoffs, but it was because of D-Mac picking up the slack.
      I am seriously thinking of dropping Orton’s Donkey-Ass and picking up Josh Freeman. I have Big Ben, but his match-ups the next couple of weeks have me a little concerned. I just know that as soon as I do, Orton will go off for 6 TD’s and 500 yards.
      What do you think about Freeman vs Big Ben?

    • Lindsay 1:31 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How much does this hurt Brandon Lloyd going into week 15? I could put in Kenny Britt vs. Houston instead, but can’t tell if it would be worth it.

      • Lindsay 1:32 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Aaand I should have put this in the Orton post below.

      • Brandon 10:12 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not high on Lloyd at this point. Britt is not a sure bet either though, but at least he’s got a MUCH better matchup. Roll with Britt and good luck!

  • Brandon 9:15 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 13 FAIL: Bowe or Orton cost you the playoffs? 

    Here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    With week 13 being the last of the regular season in many fantasy football leagues, I’m interested in seeing which players you might be blaming for your team missing the playoffs? Was it Dwayne Bowe who followed up several amazing weeks with a goose egg? Maybe it was Kyle Orton who decided he wanted his coach fired? Let’s hear it!

    I’ve included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a separate worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up. As usual, drama-king himself, Brett Favre continues to lead the pack!

    Anyways, here are the rest of them (and here’s a direct link to the spreadsheet)…
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    • Squish 4:08 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You guys missed one. Mike Williams of Seattle got injured right away during his game and never returned leaving with a wopping 0 points. I benched Sidney Rice in favor of him. Played Wells over Best too 🙁

      Thank God I was playing the Gore owner and have Foster and Wayne. It was a must win week and the only team in the league that did worse than mine was my opponents lol.

    • Hawgman 4:15 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      70 points from the starters, 72 points on the bench, needed 75 for a win. Starting QB – Kyle Orton (3 pts), benched QB – Big Ben (16 pts). Starting WR – Manningham (1.3 pts), on the bench – Boldin (12.75 pts). Starting D/ST – Chicago (5 pts), on ht ebench – Cleveland (14 pts). Makes me wanna scream like Charlie Brown!!
      Oh well, still in the playoffs and ready to CRUSH the “competition”

    • Robin Palm 6:22 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Orton killed me, but the low scoring affair in Pittsburgh/Bmore didn’t exactly help my chances.

      I ended up 7th in a 12 team league that advanced 6.

      My final team was Orton,Foster,Mendenhall,Djax,M.Wallace,Witten, Boldin.

      Fred Jackson rode my bench until this week when he stinks. Replaced boldin for him.

      My league was pretty interesting: the top team had 1437 points (standard NFL.com rules) and went 10-3
      2nd place only had 1001 and went 9-4.

      I ended up with 1199 and 7th.

      Wanna know what lineup gets you 1437 pts?

      Vick, Hillis, C.Johnson, D.Bowe, B. LLoyd, T.Heap, J.Maclin.
      Started the redskins D all year…

      • Brandon 11:28 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Someone had Vick, Hillis, Chris Johnson, Bowe, Lloyd and Maclin?! That’s insane. Your squad looked pretty awesome too…surprised you weren’t able to crack the top 6 🙁

        • Gene 1:19 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Kyle Orton -KILLED ME and my playoff dreams. He cost me the playoffs in two leagues…. 2 points, 2 points. 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points

          • Brandon 1:45 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            He cost me a first round bye, but luckily I was close to the top so I still made the playoffs as the third seed. Orton was a big reason I did so well this year though, so it’s tough to put ALL the blame on him

    • Hawgman 7:25 am on December 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Orton has gotta top this list again for his week 14 “performance”. Good thing I had McFadden in the lineup to take up the slack (and then some!).

      • Brandon 8:24 am on December 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Man, Orton and the Broncos defense tried their hardest to royally screw me in my most important league, but Darren McFadden and Chris Johnson most likely saved the day! There’s no way I start Kyle Orton again and the Broncos defense is the most pathetic thing known to man. How in the world do you allow some third or fourth stringer and Tim Hightower to completely DOMINATE you?!

    • Todd 7:04 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I started Orton in the first round of the playoffs in my money league. He didn’t really screw me over since my opponent had Rodgers (who still outscored Orton despite missing most of his game). Fortunately most of the rest of his team crapped out as well while I had DJax, Westbrook, Foster, Winslow, Moore and the PIttsburgh defense all have good games. It led to a 68-point beatdown and a trip to the semi-finals where I have to choose between Orton and Freeman.

      • Brandon 11:20 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have to decide between Kitna and Freeman (and Orton) so I’ll get back to you once I put up my QB rankings this week. Glad to hear you survived the Orton-storm though 🙂

  • Brandon 3:30 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 15: Slim Pickings 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week 15. 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. We’re coming down to crunch-time now, with the playoffs starting/continuing in nearly every league out there at this point, so hopefully you don’t have to rely too much on the players listed here. As usual, good luck to everyone as you try to get one step closer to that league championship!

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    • Jason 10:06 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Made it to playoffs, need some help though, I’m playing Kevin Faulk instead of McCoy as flex, using R.Bush and Maroney at RB. Thought about Meachem in the flex, buy NE plays Buffalo. Got J.Stewart on the bench this week, might have to put Meachem in for Fitzgereld if he is hurt. I have Alex Smith for next week verse the Lions, cause I know Manning won’t really play that last game, if I make it to the next round. What do you guys think?

      • Brandon 10:31 am on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not sure you can justify starting Kevin Faulk over Robert Meachem in the flex spot. If Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t play, I’d put Meachem in the WR slot, then as long as Brian Westbrook doesn’t play, put LeSean McCoy in the flex spot. Kevin Faulk does have a touchdown in the past two games, but that isn’t his strong suit and when the Bills and Patriots played in week one, Faulk had under 60 combine yards.

        • PM 12:45 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m thinking of starting Meachem over Ochocinco in the playoffs. I have to play 3 WR and my other two are Vincent Jackson and Miles Austin. I also have Steve Breaston on my bench and without LF he could have a nice game. Any suggestions? Ochocinco has underperformed for me so is Meachem a better choice?

        • Brandon 8:26 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I’m fine with Meachem over Ochocinco. Meachem has a better match-up this week and should have a decent game against Dallas, who just got beat up by the Giants and Chargers receivers in recent weeks.

    • Mark 2:37 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My QB situation is horrrible. I have David Garrard and Brady Quinn. Which one do I start? Slim picking on the wire. Also who is the better flex play: Addai or Sidney Rice?

      • Brandon 8:23 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Sidney Rice over Addai, who could be benched at half-time if the Colts have a big lead. As for your unfortunate quarterback situation (I can’t believe I’m saying this,) go with Brady Quinn. He has a much better match-up and while the Browns offense has been putrid this season, Quinn has a few decent games as of late. Plus, you won’t have to sit there and agonize over a bad Garrard outing for three days if he puts up a stinker tonight. Good luck!

    • Brandon Walsh 6:00 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The waiver wire is unavailable for me in the playoffs and I’m forced to choose between starting Marion Barber and Pierre Thomas going head to head in the same game. Pierre has had better games recently, but Mike Bell is supposed to be back, and New Orleans’ run D is worse than Dallas’.

      • Brandon 8:24 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Neither has scored touchdowns in the running game lately, but the fact that Pierre Thomas is used in the passing game makes him more valuable here.

    • Dennis 11:32 am on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m playing the number one seed in the playoffs this week. This would be a huge win. I need 3WR 2RB and 2 flex.

      Players I have
      WR: TO, Smith(NYG), Hakeem Nicks, Antonio Bryant, Dwayne Bowe, Roddy White, Crabtree, Sims-Walker, Chambers
      RB: Pierre Thomas, Ganther, Hightower

      Cribbs is also available in my league. I’m most likely playing Ganther after his performance last week. Not to sure about Hightower since he’s been losing carries and having fumble issues of late but he is playing Detroit.

      • Brandon 11:44 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I like T.O., Steve Smith and Michael Crabtree. Did you start Pierre Thomas last night? If so, go with Quinton Ganther alongside him. In the flex spots, go with Hakeem Nicks and take a gamble on Roddy White, even if he’s against Darrelle Revis.

    • Lindsay 6:35 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO thank you for all your help, I have made it through the first round of the playoffs, but this weekend I am playing one of my brother’s and would ofcourse love to win…So I need help with some decisions…
      at QB Romo or Orton Romo VS. NO worries me a bit
      WRs I am thinking of playing Colston, Meacham and Smith(Nyg)
      RBs R. WIlliams and Ganther
      DEF Houston…could pick up Seattle if u think that is better
      Need flex help or plug these in above…have Forte, L. Evans, Avery, Bess, FLoyd

      On the FA list is Aromoshadu, Britt, Camarillo, Knox, A. Bryant

      I also have Collie, but am benching him this week seeing that he may not play too much…hopefully I don’t regret that decision.

      Thanks for your help!!

      • Brandon 11:41 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry for the late reply! I’m not sure what help you still need (if any), but please feel free to leave another comment before game time and we’ll try to respond. Good luck!

  • Brandon 3:40 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , dwayne bowe   

    Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended four games without pay for taking performance enhancing drugs. Hopefully he is not on your team! Chris Chambers will most likely get a few more looks per game based on this news.

     
    • Squish 2:50 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      On the other hand, I really wish they would name what the performance enhancing drug was. With it being a diuretic and having been in the preseason, I’m not sure it’s quite as serious as they are making it out to be. In the NFL, just like the NCAA, having over a certain concentration of CAFFEINE (a diuretic) is considered using a performance enhancing drug. All I know is that if it was caffeine, I’m going to laugh my ass off!

      If it was something more serious, I’m thinking Bowe may not be returning this year. With him being one of the first wave of performance enhancing drug users in the NFL expect the NFL to be harsh on him. The suspension might be only 4 games but the coach may keep him out longer. But considering it was only a diuretic and not a steroid, I don’t see things being serious for too long.

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