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  • Brandon 9:09 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 14: Who's Starting Vince Young in the Playoffs? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week fourteen. 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. This week we start off with a few quarterbacks who’s play has improved dramatically over the next few weeks. Early in the season, did you ever imagine starting Alex Smith or Vince Young (or Bruce Gradkowski?) in the playoffs? Me neither.

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    • e-roc 9:39 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      *whew* Limped into the playoffs with 3 straight L’s but still managed to secure a Bye week.

      My QB situation has been a crap shoot because I own McNabb, VY, and Alex Smith. Who do I start this week? Purely based on match-ups, I want to start VY…

      • s 2 da a L 1:52 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was 7-2 and tied for first – 4 straight losses has made me the 5th seed.. guys are just not performing :/

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to sit McNabb against a Giants defense that just got lit up by Tony Romo. Plus, if you actually look at the last few games the Rams of played, they haven’t been all that bad against the pass (shut down Hasselbeck and Cutler.) Stick with McNabb.

        • e-roc 3:46 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ll stick with McNabb… My team has under-performed for 3 straight weeks. Not looking good…

    • Mark 12:00 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Best week 14 flex play?
      Sidney Rice vs CIN
      Joseph Addai vs. DEN
      Jamaal Charles vs BUF

      • Tommy 10:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jamaal Charles, definitely.

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy here, go with Jamaal Charles. The Bills are the worst team in the league at stopping the run.

    • TJ 2:19 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys – First off, thanks for helping me win my division, you guys are the best.

      Wanted to know your thoughts on my playoff roster:
      – At RB I have SJax, Wells, Charles, F Jackson, & Forsett. Thinking about swapping someone for Harrison, as a posible week 15 option should something happen (like SJax’s back finally caving in). Maybe FredJack, or Forsett if it looks like they’ll be sticking to Jones….?
      – At WR, Welker, Austin, Ocho, SimsWalker, Smith(NYG). Meacham is available. Worth swapping one for him – will Ocho shine again?
      – D/ST – GB & CIN, who do you like going forward? (can also grab DEN, CAR, ARI)
      And for the rest:
      – TE – Witten & Shiancoe
      – K is always the flavor of the week, and Q is Brees.

      Big question about whether I’m safer carrying 2 QBs in case Brees gets hurt (would grab Smith), but I’d have to drop something (probably the extra D/ST, hard to part with the others) Are there 2 D’s worth carrying, or do you think I can safely stick with one (probably GB this week, at least)

      Thanks!

      I’m thinking

      • TJ 2:21 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also – Garcon is available too….

        • TJ 2:47 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          …And I the Ravens DEF too, just swapped CIN for them

        • e-roc 8:12 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You’re pretty stacked at WR.. They’re all #1’s on their respective teams. At this point, the only guy I would consider swapping is Steve Smith (NYG) for Meachem since he plays for an offensive juggernaut.

        • Brandon 3:45 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Not sure Garcon is worth the add with the Colts about to clinch home field advantage through the playoffs and Peyton Manning seeing a drop in playing time.

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It might not be a huge upgrade, but feel free to drop Forsett for Harrison. At least you’re assured he’ll get some carries. At wide receiver, I agree with E-Roc on Steve Smith. He hasn’t found the endzone a whole lot lately and actually has some pretty bad match-ups down the stretch (PHI, WAS, CAR.) I like Witten at tight end and love the Packers defense this week against Jay “Interception Machine” Cutler.

    • DJ 12:03 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      warner or A. smith this week

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although there are some hip injury worries, Kurt Warner should be good to go on Monday and with the weapons he has at receiver, you have to start him over Alex Smith. This will all change if you find out that Warner is looking less likely to play later in the week, but for now plan on starting the old man.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:41 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ffgeekblog STILL rocks!

    • Javier 7:23 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 RB 2 WR 1 Flex: MJD, McGahee, Addai, Rock Cartwright; Randy Moss, Steve Smith (NYG), Sid Rice, Britt and Maclin (will go if I get Meachem off waivers).

      Although Miami is great against the run, MJD can still receive some passes, he should remain #1… I think the Colts will start resting starters, and Denver is quite tough for Addai. Cartwright will get a million touches and might score 0 TDs… and McGahee could score 3 in 3 carries! Oh boy…

      For WRs I am only positive about Moss… Steve Smith *might* be ok against Brown and Samuel… it seems Young can throw the ball, so Britt has potential to wreck the Rams. I don’t like Rice against the Bengals and Maclin was dissapointing.

      PD: Hoping to pick up Heap and Ravens to replace Olsen and Vikings… Baltimore’s schedule is pretty soft for the rest of the season.

      • Brandon 3:55 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jones-Drew and Cartwright (and hope he gets lucky against a bad Oakland run defense.) At receiver go with Moss, Britt (worth a gamble) and either Meachem or Smith, depending on if you got Meachem.

    • Dennis 4:23 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 WR 2 RB 2 Flex: Sims Walker, Roddy White, T.O., Smith(NYG), Smith(Car), Crabtree, Chambers, Mike Wallace, Pierre Thomas, Ganther (starting against OAK), and Hightower.

      I was thinking Wallace might have a good game if Ward doesn’t play. KC doesn’t have a good pass defense so TO might have a break game.

      I’m pretty sure with Thomas and Ganther but Hightower is a good goal line back.
      Please help me out.

      • Dennis 3:06 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also have Chris Brown.

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        WR – Sims-Walker, T.O., White
        RB – PT and Ganther
        Flex – Steve Smith (CAR) and Mike Wallace

        I’m starting Mike Wallace tonight I think, especially if Hines Ward isn’t playing. If ward starts, you might consider swapping him for Steve Smith (NYG) though.

    • Ted Anderson 5:21 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start? Vince Young vs Stloy or Hasselback vs Houston?

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Vince Young’s match-up, but I think Hasselbeck is the safer bet. If you’re a gambling man, try your luck with Young though.

    • James 2:01 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Im having a tough time deciding who to start this week at WR and QB…

      At QB I have Romo and Smith, and I was dead set on Romo until I read this article…

      At WR, ( in a league where we can start 5) I have
      Sims-Walker (vs MIA)
      Desean Jackson (vs NYG)
      Andre Johnson (vs. Sea)
      Santonio Holmes (vs. CLE)
      Kenny Britt( vs.STL)
      Pierre Garcon( vs. DEN)

      Britt has been lighting people up lately and so has Garcon. I’m afraid to bench Holmes because of Cleveland’s horrible defense. I need some major help her guys.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 4:40 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, didn’t mean to make you second guess yourself, but you’re good to go with Romo anyways. He’s coming off two good performances in a row and plays a Chargers defense that just got beat up by the Browns of all teams.

        At wide receiver, you might bench Kenny Britt, even if he has been playing well lately with Vince Young. If he doesn’t catch touchdowns in two of the last three games, he finishes with pretty bad numbers actually, so he’s a gamble.

    • Tony 2:46 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Greetings!  I’m having a tough time week, finally moved into 4th in our standings, and working to protect that spot and make a team good enough to give some of our overpowered teams a run for their money come weeks 15-17 and I could use some assistance.  Here’s my lineup.

      QB:
      QB: Peyton Manning
      WR: Larry Fitzgerald
      WR: Marques Colston
      RB: Jamaal Charles
      RB: Cedric Benson
      TE: Heath Miller
      W/T: Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R: Jason Avant
      W/R: Kenny Britt

      On the bench:
      QB: Mark Sanchez
      RB: Mike Bell
      RB: Brandon Jacobs

      Last week I finally benched Jacobs having moved in Britt into my lineup instead, figuring it was finally time, and it really came back to bite me.  I’ve got one empty spot on my roster and would be more than willing to make some moves should there be some options deemed better.  There are few availabilities at the QB position (Gradkowski, Boller, Moore being really the only real choices..and not necessarily good ones.)  TE Miller’s stock has certainly fallen in the last few weeks, and I’m wondering if Scaife, Finley or Carlson might not be better choices here? (All are available.)  Also, I’m not sure about WRs in the next few weeks, since Bess, Breaston, Bryant and Devin Thomas are all available.

      Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?

      • Brandon 4:51 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a little confused about the empty QB spot you mention. I’m assuming you obviously want to pick up a quarterback and plug him in there. Is Chad Henne or Ryan Fitzpatrick available? I like them more than the guys you mention. If not, then I guess I’d go with Bruce Gradkowski (even though he’s one of my “misses” this week) and hope he continues where he left off last week.

        With DeSean Jackson most likely playing, I’d plug in Brandon Jacobs for Jason Avant as well.

        Finally, stick with Heath Miller, who is my tight end “hit” this week.

        • Tony 6:34 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for not clarifying that empty spot. I had Sanchez in there previously, and he’s hurt this week. Henne and Fitzpatrick are both already taken as well. 2 QBs and 12 people make for slim QB pickings…

          Starters Available at QB:
          Gradkowski
          Moore
          Boller
          Freeman

        • Brandon 6:07 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Stick with Gradkowski. Moore is an enticing option considering how bad the Patriots defense has been lately, but they’re playing at home and should be a lot better against the Panthers (considering they only have to cover one receiver!)

    • JMOST 9:03 am on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John M says:

      Hi:

      I need some help. Playoff round(1) 2 week format standard scoring.
      RB1 Johnson & RB2 Charle is set.
      Flex (LT, Fred. Jackson, Ganther or K. Smith)
      WR1 Wayne?_bad Match up & may Colts may rest players. , WR2 & Flex (MSW-D, White-Q, Mason, Smith NY, Britt_”VY -Q”).
      Finally:
      Do I pick up a back up QB for Rodgers (Smith & Young is avaliable). I have 2 _Kickers. Hartley & Gostkowski). Hartley will have better weather conditions. and 2 TEs (Celek I Shiancoe). Who would you drop?

      What do you think, thanks
      jm

      • Brandon 6:12 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Mason as your WR2 and LT in the flex spot.

        In terms of picking up a backup quarterback, there really isn’t a whole lot of season left and you won’t be benching Rodgers unless he gets hurt (knock on wood.) If you’re going to drop anyone, I guess you could drop Gostkowski, since you probably don’t need him anymore with Hartley playing now.

  • Brandon 9:32 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 11: The Replacements 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eleven. 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. This week we start off with a number of backup running backs who could have some immediate fantasy impact due to injuries to starters Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, Clinton Portis and Julius Jones.

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    • Shirley 11:03 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have both Michael Turner and Cedric Benson in the same league. I’m dropping Crabtree (5th WR) and considering picking up Snelling (ATL) or B. Scott (CIN). I could also drop the Cardinals D/ST since I also have the Colts D/ST so that I can get both Snelling and Scott. I have Ryan Grant on the bench but I would hate to have Snelling and Scott snatched up before I get a shot at them. So should I drop Crabtree and Cardinals D/ST for the two RBs? And who has a better chance of starting in place of the team’s RB stud?

      • Brandon 11:49 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab both of them if I were you. I think Snelling has the biggest chance to produce right away, as I think Turner has the worse injury of the two. However, if Jerious Norwood returns, Snelling loses some value.

        • Shirley 11:54 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. Hope I get them both!

        • Shirley 2:23 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Should I be at all worried about Larry johnson starting on Sunday for the Bengals? I thought I had read a tweet about LJ not being active this week but I wasn’t sure if I was just mistaken.

        • Squish 12:28 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          “Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that if Johnson signed with the team, he would be inactive on game days and become the Bengals’ No. 4 running back behind Benson, Scott and Brian Leonard.” Source ESPN

          Anyway, don’t sweat Benson as I’m almost positive he will start on Sunday in a great matchup against OAK. Nevertheless, given how hard Benson has been pushed this year, it probably wouldn’t hurt to pick Scott for insurance purposes.

          Did you end up dropping the Cardinals? I’d suggest keeping them over the Colts considering their remaining schedule. They play STL twice, DEt once and SF once in the remaining schedule.

          Also, is Forsett available in your league? I consider his value to be higher than Snellings and Scott.

        • Shirley 12:49 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Squish. I got Scott and Snelling just in case Turner and/or Benson don’t play Sunday. I did give up the Colts but I may have to consider trying to pick up the Colts again on Friday.

    • Mark 12:38 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What should I do with my current roster to get ready for the playoffs? Who should I trade? Who should I acquire? Thanks. Here is my current roster:

      Jay Cutler QB
      Matt Ryan GB
      David Garrard QB
      Larry Fitzgerald WR
      Andre Johnson WR
      Sidney Rice WR
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Ray Rice RB
      Joseph Addai RB
      Rashard Mendenhall RB
      Jamaal Charles RB
      Visanthe Shiancoe TE
      Antonio Gates TE
      John Carney K
      New Orleans DEF

      • Shirley 2:08 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, you seem to have a pretty solid roster. I guess if anything I might try to trade Rice or Sims-Walker for a better QB? Matt Ryan hasn’t been doing all that great this season, not Delhomme numbers but still. And you never know what Garrard will give you.

        • Squish 12:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d definitely try selling MSW while you have the chance. He has a horrible remaining schedule for WRs (ranked 28th) down the stretch. I’d target Palmer for a QB as he is undervalued and has a great schedule down the stretch. Roethlessberger is another great target.

          Try to setup a trade where you give up Ryan or Garrard and MSW for a decent QB and someone undervalued like Cotchery or Hester or Burleson. I like to think you can improve on two positions if you play your cards right. Plenty of people will be after MSW and not many people have grown too attached to the undervalued guys I mentioned.

    • Trevor 7:50 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys how about this for a trade i am being offered in a deep competitive(money) 14-team league.
      i am being offered Donnie Avery, Greg Jennings for matt forte.
      now i have Fitz, Smith(NYG), Knox. and then i have beanie wells, buckhalter, Fred Jackson, Betts, Forsett, Derrick Ward.
      should i pull the trigger?? any advice is good advice

      • Squish 12:49 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a toughie. Though it is sell time for Forte owners, I think you have to hang onto your RB strength no matter how rough his schedule looks down the stretch. I can’t buy into having Wells and Betts as your RB1 and RB2.

        It’s up to you though. In terms of value I think you are getting very good value for Forte. Honestly you couldn’t ask for much more. Plus Knox is virtually useless at his point so you do need a WR3. However, if you only start 2WRs you may consider staying as you are. Is there anyone available at Wr on your waiver wire. Even Chris Chambers replacing Knox would be a big enough upgrade to make the trade less ideal.

        I guess what I’m saying is that in terms of value and matchups down the stretch it’s a great trade for you. It’s simply hard for me to imagine your RB core minus Forte no matter how poor his matchups are. If I absolutely had to make a decision, I would say go for it. But keep in mind it’s a very high risk, high reward move that could make or break your team.

        • Trevor 3:08 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with you its a 1QB 2WR 2RB 1TE 1RB/WR
          i have depth at RB which is ideal in my league being so deep. only person worthy of being noted in the free agent market is Antonio Bryant, Muhammad, L. Moore. so nobody really even worth picking up.
          and i do not want to have a betts, wells combo. and even if the bears running game sucks, he gets a lot of touches no matter what and the line is gonna have a good day one of these games. and he is in the check down game cause they don’t got good WR play. i think he could have a decent rest of the season if forte can stay a part of the check down game.
          But just looking at it has a value deal i am getting my moneys worth on WR but i agree its a high risk high reward sort of think and i think i air on the side of caution.
          thanks

        • Squish 5:26 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Actually You may want to think about grabbing Antonio Bryant off waivers and dropping Knox. Knox at this point is completely useless and has averaged only an average of 34 yards and no TDs per game in his last 4 games. Bryant on the other hand is still shaking off an injury but he has upside once he returns since he is literally TB’s only WR. In the last 4 games he played he’s averaged around 50 yards and .5TDs per game. Keep in mind he’s not yet had the chance to play when Freeman starts and Freeman isn’t looking too bad. He’s not expected to play this week but he will likely be back for week 12 where you can expect a healthy WR3 performance out of him.

          Just a thought though as Bryant should still be available next week. Just a heads up that he may be worth targeting in the near future.

          As for the Betts-Wells combo, it’s a good idea to avoid it. Arizona just announced that Hightower is still far and away the starter so Wells is still kind of a question mark. After hearing that news, I think you’re making the right decision to hold off on trading Forte.

        • Rageinthecage 3:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I need help with two of the following three to play this week. Forte, Wells, Scott? Yardage league. Thanks.

      • Matt 3:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, the value’s good and it’s definitely time to trade Forte, but see if you can re-work the trade with this person to get some RB help in the deal.

    • PK 8:30 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      what should i do to prepare my team for a playoff run, i am currently in a 10 team league in first place with an 8-2 record (facing the second place team this week in a battle for first)

      QB TONY ROMO
      WR ANDRE JOHNSON
      WR VINCENT JACKSON
      RB MJD
      RB RAY RICE
      TE HEATH MILLER
      WR/TE DESEAN JACKSON
      WR/RB STEVE SMITH (NYG)
      DEF NEW ORLEANS

      BN CARSON PALMER
      BN JAMAAL CHARLES
      BN MALCOM FLOYD
      BN LESAN MCCOY
      BN NYJ DEF

      • Squish 1:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s never to early to prepare for the playoffs! The first and foremost best way to prepare for the playoffs is grabbing complementary defenses. I’d drop the Jets and pickup either Cinci or Arizona who have great matchups down the stretch. I wouldn’t recommend dropping the Saints for them but dropping the Jets for them is a smart move.

        You are looking great at QB and can play the matchup game down the stretch. Romo has a tough playoff schedule but Palmer should be solid. AJ and VJ have great matchups down the stretch though DJ and Steve Smith have a tough stretch have a rough stretch. Rice also has a tough schedule but it shouldn’t hurt him since he’s so good out of the backfield. MJD has a bit of a rough schedule too but he’s a monster so no worries.

        If I had to pick an area where you will be weak in the playoffs, it’s definitely at WR/ your flex slots. If you really want to upgrade, think about trying to trade DJ or Steve Smith for someone like Pierre Thomas or even Colston who has a very favorable playoff matchup.

        Honestly though I think you could stay as is and do well. But if you want the same team with slightly better playoff matchups consider trading one of your WRs for a good RB.

      • Brandon 12:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like a pretty solid roster to me and like Squish says, one way to get the edge is to look ahead and pick up defenses that are going to have great match-ups so you’re not fighting with people on waivers every week for the top defense.

    • Javier 12:17 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Reggie Bush or Addai for next week? Maybe both? I have Sidney Rice on the flex spot right now and uh, Jacoby Jones on the bench (next to McGahee and Bowe):

      QB Ridgers
      RB MJD
      RB Addai
      RB/WR Sidney Rice
      WR Randy Moss
      WR Steve Smith (NYG)

      Reggie Bush
      Jacoby Jones
      McGahee
      Bowe

      • Squish 6:02 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Your lineup is fine as in my opinion. I’d throw Bush in instead of Addai if you’re in a PPR league.

      • Brandon 12:16 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As long as his finger turns out to be a non-issue, stick with what you have. Addai has been a touchdown machine lately.

    • e-roc 9:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could drop this one in the mailbag, but it’s Wednesday and I’m getting anxious. My RBs are MJD (v. BUF); T. Jones (@NE); McCoy (@CHI); and K.Smith (v.CLE). I think T.Jones has the toughest road, and MJD is a must-start, so who else should I go with – McCoy or K.Smith? CHI & CLE are both terrible.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 12:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with LeSean McCoy. You have to trust the Eagles offense more than the Lions, plus the Browns defense actually played half-way decent against the Ravens on Monday.

        • e-roc 12:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. I’m leaning towards McCoy.. I also like McCoy for the fact that Smith is splitting too many carries with MoMorris…

    • Duncan 10:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a big match up this weekend that has playoff implications and a couple decisions to make:

      1. Aaron Rodgers or Carson Palmer

      2. Chris Chambers or Wes Welker

      Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 12:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        With 46 receptions over the last 5 games, it’s hard to bench Welker at this point. His quarterback is slightly better than Chambers’ as well. As for your quarterback, the 49ers and Raiders pass defenses are both middle of the road. I’d go with Aaron Rodgers, playing at home, as he should rebound from last week’s game against the Cowboys.

    • Tsull 12:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking towards the playoff in a standard league with a trade deadline Friday any suggestions for my roster we play 2 WR 2 Rb and a flex W/R

      Qb McNabb
      WR Smith CAR DJax B Edwards Burleson and Megatron) MJD Turner Forsett Stewart B Scott
      TE Gonzalez
      DEF Bengals
      K Stover

      • Matt 4:01 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty well-rounded; I don’t see anything in particular that you need to target even if Turner’s ankle will keep him out more than 1-2 weeks – Forsett should prove an adequate replacement with Julius Jones likely to miss as much time as Turner does.

    • Lindsay 1:33 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO for week 11, what are your opinions for me RBs and WRs? I did see your post about selling Forte, but I am in a league with a bunch of people who have played for years(me being the rookie) and none of them will go for it. SO having said that…
      WRs… Colston, Smith(nyg), Evans, Collie, Floyd
      RBs… Forte, R. Williams, Betts, Moats

      I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex. I can pick up Snelling off the ww if he seems better than any of my other options at this point for RB.

      I know I’ll play Colston and Smith and R Williams as well. I am debating about using Evans again since he has been doing better, but is pretty unreliable. Would love some input. THX

      • Lindsay 1:39 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oops, I also have Knox and Buckhalter, so I would be interested to know who I might drop these 2 for looking ahead. There isn’t much on the wire at this point, so I’m not sure how much better I can do.

        • Brandon 9:03 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Lindsay, feel free to drop Knox and Buckhalter immediately for Snelling and any other halfway decent option available. As for your line-up, I actually like Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ricky Williams, Matt Forte and Jason Snelling (assuming you can get him.) If you don’t grab Snelling off free agency, I’d play Ladell Betts, who should start again this week.

    • Wolf 4:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK. I’ve built up a very strong team in my 6-team league between co-workers, but now I want to look to the future because all these top players aren’t going to be amazing the whole way through! What advice does everyone have for the playoffs? (I’m tied for first with 2 others right now going into a battle for first this weekend)

      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Randy Moss
      WR – Vincent Jackson
      RB – MJD
      RB – Ray Rice
      TE – Jeremy Shockey
      W/T – Hines Ward
      W/R/T – Wes Welker
      K – David Akers
      DEF – Cinci

      BN – Sims-Walker
      BN – Steve Smith (NYG)
      BN – Joseph Addai
      BN – Matt Schaub
      BN – Philadelphia
      BN – Baltimore

      We also play 4 IDPs but those are just a few extra points. This is a PPR league. (Who should I play this coming week.. Vincent Jackson vs Denver or go with a benched player? Vincent did not perform last week and is up against a tough match)

      • Brandon 9:19 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Holy crap, insane team there…but I guess that’s what you get in a six team league. Stick with Vincent Jackson, who should rebound nicely against the Broncos, who have been struggling lately. However, I am not completely against putting Steve Smith in your line-up for either Ward or Jackson…it’s almost a coin flip on those guys.

    • TheBronxKid 5:06 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need some help with my RB & WR. I have a STUD at RB with C. Johnson, but my others are good too solid depending on match-ups. Who do I start at the other RB position? A. Bradshaw, L. Betts, J. Charles, J. Forsett, J. Snelling or D. McFadden? I’m thinking of dropping D.M. for a WR. My WR are Sims-Walker, C. Johnson, M. Wallace, P. Harvin. The following WR are available on the FA board; D. Avery, J.Jones, A. Caldwell, C. Chambers, J. Avant and S. Stroughter. Should I stay with my roster as is or go for another WR and again who should my other starting RB be?

      • Brandon 9:15 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ditch McFadden and grab Chris Chambers. See how many looks he gets now with Dwayne Bowe out of the picture.

        As for your other running back, I actually like Jason Snelling the most out of the group. Most of them have pretty bad match-ups actually.

    • PK 5:20 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i need some help with my flex spots, i am very undecided and this is a huge week for my team.

      WR/TE
      WR/RB are the two spots i have to fill and my choices are: D. Jackson, L. Coles, J. Charles, S.Smith (NYG), L. McCoy.
      i am at a loss on who to start any help would be much appresh

      • Brandon 9:11 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even though LeSean McCoy will get the start this week, I like the upside of DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith more than McCoys in an obvious pass-first offense.

    • The don 5:45 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sidney Rice
      Slaton
      Calvin Johson

      PICK 2 oh Fantasy gods

      • Brandon 9:09 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The Fantasy Gods have selected Sidney Rice and Calvin Johnson.

    • Dom 6:34 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey guys,

      need your help. should i start Jonathan Stewart or Eddie Royal on my RB/WR spot?

      • Brandon 9:08 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jonathan Stewart for sure…as long as he plays. DeAngelo Williams is questionable (just like Stewart) and if he was out, Stewart would make a great start. Royal has done nothing this year to justify a spot in your line-up.

    • Dtrain 6:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have an interesting situation. I have clinched a playoff spot in my league, so I have three weeks to position for the playoffs and not worry about winning matchups. 12 teams, 2QB starters (ugh), 2RB 3WR, FLX

      My team:
      Aaron Rodgers
      Alex Smith
      DeSean Jackson
      Sydney Rice
      Greg Jennings
      Steven Jackson
      Brandon Jacobs
      Fred Davis
      NO DEF

      Julius Jones
      Hakeem Nicks
      Matthew Stafford
      Chester Taylor
      ARIZ DEF
      Ladell Betts

      I dumped my kicker for the ARIZ D for their playoff matchups, I don’t need a kicker for a few weeks, so I can see what happens with Jones and Betts before I dump one of them. I also see the possibility of limited playing time for Rice if the Vikes clinch early.

      What should I be doing to prep for the playoffs? Trade deadline is this week, but in my league there is very little trading happening.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 9:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Seems that you must have had some good luck with your match-ups along the way to clinch this early with a team like that, but props to you anyways! It’s obvious that your QB2 slot is a bit weak, as is your RB2 and TE spots. However, your bench isn’t all that deep and I’m not sure what kind of trade value you would get from them. What kind of free agents are available in your league?

        • Dtrain 12:10 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You are correct all the way. I am in the lower 3rd in PF, but I have the least PA in the league, somehow I hit the jackpot with matchups. The waiver wire is pretty dry. I was thinking of trying to get some value out of the NO DEF to upgrade QB2 a little and play maybe ARIZ wks 15/16 and a good matchup for week 14. Like I said, it doesn’t matter what happens weeks 11-13. Looking at the other teams, I’m not going to get someone’s QB1 or 2, but perhaps their backup. Would Vince Young, Sanchez, Freeman, or Henne be better for playoffs?

        • Brandon 10:06 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m not sure those options are a whole lot better, but keep and eye on Vince Young, Josh Freeman and Mar Sancez as guys you might plug in depending on the match-up.

    • DJ 8:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      With R. Brown out, I need to fill his spot. Frank Gore is in and then either L. Maroney or A. Bradshaw?

      • Brandon 9:07 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up against the Jets (and a rough game vs the Colts last week) I think you have to go with Maroney. At least you know he’s the primary running back on the team at this point and Bradshaw hasn’t run well at all these past few weeks.

    • Scotty 11:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I need some advice on a starting lineup this week. I play in a PPR league & I need to start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 W/R (flex). This is how I have it set up; would you change it up at all & start anybody that’s currently on the bench?

      WR – Andre Johnson
      WR – Jerricho Cotchery
      RB – Thomas Jones
      RB – Kevin Smith
      W/R – LeSean McCoy

      BN – Hakeem Nicks
      BN – Laveranues Coles
      BN – Jason Snelling
      BN – Jonathan Stewart

      Many thanks!

      • Brandon 10:10 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The only change I’d consider is replacing Kevin Smith with Jonathan Stewart IF 1) you happen to be watching the pre-game show tonight AND 2) they announce that DeAngelo Williams will not be playing (he’s questionable at the moment.) Otherwise, I think you’re pretty good with what you have. Good luck!

    • Tony 5:32 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it’s my first try at a fantasy league so there’s slot in still learning…
      So here’s where I stand, it’s a 12 team league, non-ppr, and I’m thinking I need help if I’m gonna make it to the “postseason”

      Slot    Player
      QB    Peyton Manning
      QB    Mark Sanchez
      WR    Marques Colston
      WR    Larry Fitzgerald
      RB    Cedric Benson
      RB    Brandon Jacobs
      TE    Heath Miller
      W/T    Sammie Stroughter
      W/R    Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R    Jamaal Charles
      BEN    Mike Thomas
      BEN    Mike Bell

      I know Stroughter looks iffy but it seems like his return numbers are decent.
      Forsett isn’t an option in this league either, someone snagged him Tuesday, but some “names” like Snelling, Carlson, Faulk, and Moats are. Suggestions?
      (if possible can you put my name in the response so I know you’re addressing me? Thanks)

      • Brandon 10:13 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Tony, the way our comments are set up it should be pretty easy to see that we’re responding to you (plus I’m pretty sure we just enabled a feature that sends you an e-mail when someone responds to your comment.) Anyways, Stroughter has only had two games all year where he actually returned any type of kick, so I’d get him out of your line-up. Move Sims-Walker to the W/T spot and grab Jason Snelling off free agency to plug-in as your W/R.

    • Tony 12:50 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a ton, Brandon.
      Also, should I watch for today’s practice report before pulling the trigger on Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 2:49 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Benson hasn’t practiced this week and is likely out for the game. I’ve heard talk that Larry Johnson has been taking more and more reps in practice, but I think at least this week the team gives Bernard Scott the ball and let’s him show his stuff. He makes a solid play this week against a dreadful Oakland run defense.

    • Kristina 3:30 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey i am the only girl in an all guys league and i am in first right now… i won the league last year with a great team. we had six in our league last year and 12 this year and its a little harder. i am barely clinching first…i have won the last four game by the skin of my teeth. and i mean down to the last play on the monday night games…. please take a look at my team i just picked up three new people and i know i have some pretty bad ones on bench but could u please just take a look…. im stuck this week…

      Tony Romo
      Deangalo Williams
      Justin Forsett
      Chris Chambers
      Wes Welker
      Steve Smith NYG
      Vernon Davis
      Patriots D
      David Akers

      Mario Manningham
      Cadillac Williams
      Johnny Knox
      Kyle Orton
      Nate Burleson
      Levernous Coles
      Bernard Scott

      i know there is some to work with but for a first place team im slacking. im actually lucky i have the least points scored against me, my husband is in seventh with the most points scored against him… just see whatcha think……………… oh i lucked out i had vernon davis and owen daniels and some one wanted to switch daniels for welker so i did and thats the week daniels got out for the year,,, oh and some idiot in my league switched me last week T.O for steve smith cause he thinks t.o. is gonna break out. ya im in a league with some tards……. thanks… kristina

      • Brandon 2:52 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, glad to see you’re taking advantage of the lesser minds in your league…as any good fantasy team manager should! Anyways, I like Bernard Scott over Justin Forsett this week, but besides that I wouldn’t make any other changes to your line-up. Good luck!

        • Kristina 3:29 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks a ton.. u know ur stuff. i almost thought about taking chambers out and putting forsett in but its not this week i want forsett its the next three weeks… so im gonna go with the advice. thanks for the help. hope you have a great day. =)

    • Brent 4:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start Hakeem Nicks, Chris Chambers, or Benard Berrian? Also out of Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, and Ladell Betts which two would you start?

    • Brent 4:36 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have Bernard Scott would you pick him for one of the two? Thankyou!

      • Brandon 2:47 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At RB, I like Thomas Jones and Bernard Scott this week. As for your wide receiver, I like Hakeem Nicks, who has a better match-up the Chambers, who would be my second choice.

    • Jo 6:06 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mendenhall or P. Thomas? Is it too big of a risk to play both D. Will and J.Stewart tonight??

    • Jo 2:37 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I went with D. Will. I need 1 more. Who do you better between P. Thomas and Mendenhall?? Standard

      • Brandon 2:46 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Williams did alright, but I think both Thomas and Mendenhall will end up with better numbers (as they’ll both probably find the endzone.) I like Mendenhall slightly more though, as he’s not sharing carries with Reggie Bush and Mike Bell.

    • cmidy 3:33 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      3 Choices who should start?

      1. Ben Rothenberg or Donovan McNab
      2. Beanie Wells or Bernard Scott
      3. Pitt Defense or Bengal Defense

      • Brandon 9:57 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        McNabb, Bernard Scott and Cincinnati. Although they’re all near coin-flips and should put up solid numbers across the board.

  • Brandon 5:21 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 10: The Return of Chris Chambers 

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

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    • Amir 5:38 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jamaal Charles?

      • Brandon 5:43 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I usually don’t include players that are already owned in around 80% of the Yahoo leagues out there and Charles is owned in 79%. Plus, he only got six carries (and caught three passes) with LJ out this past weekend…so he’s not a strong play anyways.

        • Amir 12:12 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With LJs departure are they just not gonna run the ball anymore? Any chance Kolby Smith sees action if Charles is ineffective?

        • Brandon 2:43 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Smith could very well see action right away, but I don’t think it’s going to make much of a difference. If you’re looking for 3-4 points out of the RB position, then feel free to take a chance on him.

    • F Chuck 9:55 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Chris Chambers or Ladell Betts? I have the 1st. pick this week on the waiver wire?

      • Matt 10:02 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on your needs, really – Portis will probably be back in a week or two, so if you need points right now (because your team is only borderline for the playoffs and every week is important), then it might be smart to pick up Betts and get what you can out of him before Portis returns. If you aren’t desperate for short-term points, Chambers is a better bet to continue to produce later in the season.

        • F Chuck 10:13 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It is a keeper league but I wouldn’t keep either one. In reality it is more about “sticking it to” my competitors as I have a losing record in this league. Thanks for the “take”, F CHUCK…

      • Squish 10:25 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re only interested in pissing off then Betts is the better grab since he’ll likely be the most coveted of the week.

    • Jojo 11:26 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking ahead I have CHI def and GB def..I know?? Who should I cut ties with and which defense should I look to pick up moving forward? Is Cincy worth a look?

      • Matt 10:01 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The Bears still have to face Minnesota twice and Philly and Green Bay once each. I wouldn’t start them in any of those games, so that doesn’t leave you with much reason to hold onto them. Green Bay’s upcoming schedule is better but not stellar.

        The Bengals, on the other hand, have Oakland, Cleveland, Detroit and Kansas City on the menu in coming weeks. All juicy matchups. They’re by far a better bet than the two you have now.

        • Squish 10:24 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with Matt. Though if Arizona is available grab them since they have a ridiculously good playoff schedule. And they shouldn’t be too shabby against a Seattle team they literally destroyed last time either.

    • Jojo 11:30 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Also, I have J. Cutler and only him. Should I pick up Sanchez, Freeman or T. Edwards for matchups?

      • Brandon 2:27 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t play any of those QB’s over Cutler.

        • Squish 11:55 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I could almost lean towards Sanchez but with Cutler facing such a good run defense, he’ll be airing it out all day and thus has to be played here.

    • Trevor 1:52 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      On a different not i need to pick up a defense to start since the NYG are on a bye. available are TEN vs. buf, CAR vs. atl, KC vs. oak, OAK vs. kc,

      • Brandon 2:29 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m high on Tennessee vs Buffalo this weekend. I think the Titans are starting to put it together and who knows what Trent Edwards is going to do for the Bills in his first game back from injury.

        • Squish 10:23 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I think Tennessee is getting it together too and Buffalo is as good a matchup as any.

      • Brandon 9:52 am on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You go with Tennessee? Defense of the week.

        • Trevor 2:08 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yep i went with the titans my best friends team btw haha it was a good choice. thanks for the advice guys. this website rules

        • Brandon 2:18 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Nice! Glad we could help. However, I’m not sure I can predict the defense that scores two touchdowns every week…but I’ll do my best!

    • Amir 5:02 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I own Jason Witten and no other tight ends. He gets a lot of targets every week but is currently the 15th ranked TE in my 10 team league. Do I keep taking my chances with him? There are some free agent TEs that beat him but none of them are consistant? Pick them up? Blah blah blah — whats you take on his fantasy season?

      • Brandon 2:31 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I still like Jason Witten down the stretch. He is getting looks from Romo every week, which is more than you can say for a bunch of the borderline TE’s out there. it would be nice if he saw some more looks in the redzone, but hopefully that will happen over the second half of the season.

      • Squish 12:01 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in a similar situation in a couple leagues. Unfortunately, unless you were lucky enough to grab Celek early on, you’re probably stuck starting Witten the rest of the year. Unlike Brandon though, I don’t see him getting any better. Dallas has the 28th toughest TE schedule for the rest of the year. It’s unlikely they’ll get any better for TE scoring if they haven’t done it so far. That being said, your TE wire is likely slim pickings so you’ll want to stay with Witten who constantly outperforms his matchups. He might have a few big games in him down the stretch.

        Now if you have a roster spot free, it may be worth picking up Pettigrew as a insurance policy that might turn into a borderline starter. Once Calvin Johnson is back in form in Detroit, Pettigrew will likely get less coverage applied to him. It’s a longshot but probably worth a look.

    • Porter 11:48 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, here are my starters this week:

      QB
      Peyton Manning (Colts QB) – vs NE

      WR
      Nate Burleson (Sea – WR) @Ari Sun

      WR
      Randy Moss (NE – WR) @Ind Sun

      WR
      Robert Meachem (NO – WR) @StL

      RB
      Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac – RB) @NYJ Sun

      RB
      Tim Hightower (Ari – RB) Sea

      TE
      Brent Celek (Phi – TE) @SD

      K
      Dan Carpenter (Mia – K) TB

      DEF (Minnesota) Det

      Bench

      Santonio Holmes (Pit – WR) Cin

      Devery Henderson (NO – WR) @StL

      Darren Sproles (SD – RB) Phi

      Kevin Smith
      (Det – RB) @Min

      Antonio Gates (SD – TE)

      Who should I start and who should I drop from my team, I have some decent FA available, Floyd for SD, Betts for Wash, Maroney for NE and some others. Your help is appreciated!!

      • Brandon 2:37 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Henderson over Meachem and Gates over Celek this week. As for dropping anyone, I’d stick with what you got.

        • Porter 4:00 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Gates over Celek..Really?? IDK, I can go Henderson over Meachem, but why Gates, he had two huge drops against NY and Celek has been $$ last two weeks.

        • Brandon 4:10 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Celek has only been money the past two weeks because he’s found the endzone in each. Even with his dropped passes, Antonio Gates isn’t going to be ignored when the Chargers get in the redzone. The Eagles are the second worst team in the league when it comes to points allowed to the tight end position.

        • Porter 4:16 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          OK, and you think Henderson and Burleson over Holmes at WR?

        • Brandon 5:25 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, they have better match-ups.

    • Jojo 12:05 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Housh or B. Edwards this week??

      • Brandon 2:33 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Braylon Edwards is a higher risk, but higher reward play this week against the Jaguars. Go with him and hope he catches a touchdown.

        • Squish 10:21 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree, I just can’t trust any Seattle WR against Arizona this week after their outing last time against them.

    • Luke 12:39 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Ochocinco or Greg Jennings this week?? Ocho didnt do much against the steelers in week 3 but then Jennings hasnt done much all season! What do you think? Its PPR league. thanks

      • Brandon 2:35 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there, as you’d like to get both of them into your line-up. I’m leaning towards Chad Ochocinco though to avenge himself against the Steelers this time.

      • Squish 10:20 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        In a ppr league I’d have to go with Jennings. Jennings is historically very good against Dallas and has averaged almost 20 points per game in his 2 outings against them. The Ocho is averaged only about 14 points per game against the Steelers in his last 4 against them. He plays particularly poorly against them on the road so I wouldn’t look for him to have too big a day this week @ PIT.

    • LT 8:00 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Mr. Andre Johnson is on bye… who should I start, Devery Henderson or Austin Collie? My other wide is Reggie Wayne…

      • Squish 10:06 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Henderson straight up but I do think Collie will have a far bigger role in the game than he will. The only thing knocking Henderson above Collie is the fact that Collie has an injury of sorts from last week. It may be healed already but I’ll still take Henderson over him for that reason.

      • Brandon 9:59 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Henderson this week, who has a great match-up with the Rams and should get a few looks on deep routes from Drew Brees.

    • MattyIce02 9:17 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      need help…who should I start in my OP this week…Matt Forte or hope Kyle Orton rebounds??? Also, should I go with the Saints @ STL. or Vikings vs. DET for defense???

      • Squish 10:02 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If the scoring is standard, Orton should be a better play than Forte this week. Forte has a better matchup but QBs are always good for more points since their chance of scoring TDs is much higher.

        As for the defense, it’s really a toss up. I personally like the Saints. they aren’t the best in ground defense but they should be ahead all day forcing a horrible STL passing offense to be very active all day. The Vikings are a good play too but their passing defense scares me. Sure they won’t allow much on the ground but how much will Detroit really be running the ball? I’d say NO is your best bet this week. They may not get many sacks but they get turnovers like nobody else and almost 3rd of their TOs go for TDs. I like their chances.

        • MattyIce02 11:17 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks squish…the scoring is standard by the way, I feel like Forte has a tough matchup with the niners (which is why I’m undecided) but I feel like the Broncos will run..run…run….all day not giving Orton many attempts?? what do you think…still go with Orton??

        • Squish 11:49 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d say yes. In standard scoring, Orton is predicted to have slightly more points and I think everyone can agree that he has a much bigger upside simply from being a QB. On the other hand, Forte faces a top 5 rush defense and Chicago has more or less become a passing team.

          I like Orton more because his defense should get him more chances to score TDs. Even if they run a lot, I still think he’ll get more red zone chances than Chicago will have against SF. Chicago’s defense on the other hand is shoddy at best right now. I have them losing that game which doesn’t bode well for Forte since Chicago will likely be down all game.

          It’s really up to you. The projected scoring for the two players is about the same. It’s just my personal rule to play a QB in a flex when you can even if that QB has a horrible matchup. In one league I’ll be playing Alex Smith over Tomlinson this week. I’ve done similar things all year and am leading the league in scoring. But that’s just my rule. You can do what you want. I don’t think it will make too big a difference (in this situation) either way.

      • Brandon 10:32 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to agree with Squish here on the Orton/Forte debate. I don’t think the Broncos offense is good enough to get them into a position where they can completely abandon the pass. Orton will throw plenty and should get a touchdown or two (hopefully to my boy Brandon Marshall!)

        As for your defense, both are great plays. I like the Saints this week though against Marc Bulger and the Rams, who are almost guaranteed to throw a pick or two against New Orleans. If they can take one back to the house, all the better!

        • Mattyice02 11:08 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks..Squish/Brandon, Orton it is

    • Ryan 11:14 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who should I start at TE this week. Jeremy shockey or Winslow. I am worried that shockey is playing a easy team and they may not air it to much. Winslow on the other hand is a roller coaster. Shockey the safer play?

      • Ryan 11:21 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh yeah one more question. Would you play Chargers defense or the titans defense this week? Seems to me the Titans have a easy opponent in the bills. The chargers play the eagles. What do you think?

        • Brandon 10:36 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Shockey and the Titans. If you’re worried about the Saints running the ball a lot, just remember, they have to score a few touchdowns first (most likely through the passing game) before feeling safe and switching to the PT Cruiser and the running game.

      • Squish 11:54 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shockey is definitely the safer play. Wait another game to see how Freeman plays before you put your trust completely in Winslow.

        I’ve got to go with Tennessee for your defense. Like you said, they have a far better matchup. They also have gotten some key players back recently and should hit their real form in a week or two. The Chargers are facing an Eagle’s offense that is really starting to hit its stride. Play the Titans defense for sure!

        • ryan 4:17 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Ok I will toss another question in here. Should I trade winslow for maclin. My other WR’s are randy moss, wallace, and cotchery. I am working on a rb but it does not look like that is going to happen. Would you make this trade winslow for maclin?????

        • Brandon 10:27 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This trade seems pretty fair, just to provide you with some depth at the WR position. You start three receivers and only have three on your roster?

    • ryan 10:37 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I actually start only 2 usually. Randy moss or wallace/cotchery. I start 3 rbs in Frank Gore, mendehall, and addai. I will put one WR incase of a bye or something.

    • mike 1:05 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hopefully someones still here helping… got a confused WR slot im trying to fill. It literally comes down to me playing devery henderson or mike wallace…with my other WR being larry Fitz… any help would be nice…. i could also put in braylon edwards in the WR role.

      now for QB, I have Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan and Kyle Orton and they all seem strong…though i do seem to be leaning to start Matt Cassel over the other two.

      Thanks for anything even though its a little late on the notice

      • Brandon 1:27 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Mike, at wide receiver I’d go with Devery Henderson, who has a much better match-up and has been solid the past few weeks.

        At quarterback, I’m not high on any of those guys this week, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with Matt Ryan, with Roddy White scheduled to start and provide a big target for him. Good luck!

        • mike 1:40 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yeah im not high on any of those QBs either but if life gives you lemonade…..

        • Mike 2:38 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          guess going with Orton wouldnt have been too bad of an idea…lol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          @e-roc — I hope you are right

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Do you think Greg Jennings improve at all this season?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Thanks CR. Thats a good tip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Pierre Thomas and Ricky Williams.

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

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

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

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

  • Brandon 4:59 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 4: Time to wake up and smell the Coffee 

    Here’s our waiver wire recommendations heading into week four, leading off with a guy who should have been a mandatory handcuff heading into the season, but apparently was not. As usual, The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. In addition, you’ll find the Yahoo! ownership rank (in parenthesis) for each player so you know which guys have a better chance of being available in your league.

    UPDATE! I’ve added Tashard Choice and Dante Rosario to this list after last night’s game, just to let you know.

    Get ’em in there

    • Glen Coffee, RB, 49ers (48%) – It looks like Frank Gore will be out a week or two, so all of you who handcuffed Coffee to him in the draft are happy right now…the others, not so much. Glen didn’t play all that well, but he was going against a tough Vikings defense. He should put up decent numbers in Gore’s absense, as the team plays the Rams and Falcons in their next two games.
    • Denver DEF (64%) – Who ever thought they’d be the top ranked defense after three weeks?! Seems that they’re the real deal.
    • Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos (67%) – He had 108 yards on Sunday and while he splits carries with Knowshon Moreno, he makes for a decent injury fill-in RB2 or flex play from week-to-week.
    • Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars (69%) – Sims-Walker is trying his hardest to wrestle the WR1 role away from Torry Holt and now has 12 receptions over his past two games. He makes a decent WR3 or flex play at this point.
    • Brent Celek, TE, Eagles (79%) – This guy is one of the best tight ends in the league so far this season and is still only owned in 79% of the leagues out there. I assume he’ll be taken in at least 95% after Sunday’s 104 yard and a touchdown performance.

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    • Wolf 8:53 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I currently have Carlson and Olsen for my TEs (I started Olsen week one and two with no luck.. switched to Carlson for week 3 and guess what? Olsen had a great game on my bench).. Now I am unsure of what to do with Either of them and Brent Celek is available for me to grab up. Any words of wisdom?

      • Squish 2:37 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was an Olsen owner in many of my leagues and I’ve been dumping him by the wayside. Even though his game looked decent, he still didn’t do too well overall. Until this week, he was only the third ranked TE ON HIS OWN TEAM! I’d keep carlson as he’s still getting plenty of targets. If Celek is available, go after him! He’s the most targeted TE so far this year and both Kolb and Mcnabb like throwing to him.

      • Brandon 8:34 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As Squish says, grab Celek for sure. The guy has been HUGE so far this season. As for the other two guys, I still think Olsen has more upside and his receptions have increased each week. Carlson has more value when Hasselbeck is the team’s quarterback, so the sooner he can come back, the better.

        • Wolf 10:17 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Well, due to the byes coming up, I am already squeezing one extra bench around to fill in spots, so to pick up Celek means dropping Olsen or Carlson.. and Celek has a Bye week, so I have to play whoever I keep. Olsen is up against the Lions this week (Carlson is against Colts), so would you agree I should drop Carlson for Celek and then play Olsen during week 4?

        • Brandon 10:31 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I think it’s worth it to drop Carlson and play Olsen this week, if it means you have Celek on your team for the rest of the season.

      • J L 11:28 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Grab him!!

    • Eric 9:54 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Fellas – I’m contemplating a big risk-reward kind of trade right now. We start 1 QB, 2 RBs, and 4 WRs, no flex backs. I’m pretty solid at RB and QB – McGahee, LT, Gore, and Brown (at least once everyone is healthy) and Warner/Flacco/Palmer. I’m not so hot at WR… Braylon, Henderson, Bryant, Moore, Bennet, Sims-Walker, and Breaston… Although Sims-Walker and Breaston are showing life, and I have faith in Henderson/Moore most weeks. One of the guys in my league is pretty solid at WR, but needs a backup QB, and his best RB is Slaton, even with his slow start. He also has Berrian, who I think could have a big rest of the season now that Favre is starting to heat up and throw more downfield. I’m thinking about offering McGahee and Palmer for Slaton and Berrian… crazy or a solid risk play given my situation?

      • Brandon 8:39 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade McGahee, even for Slaton at this point. The Ravens offense is running on all cylinders right now and Willis is their goalline guy. Plus, you probably want to target a better receiver, as I don’t see Berrian being much better this year than the guys you already have. As you’ve seen already from the Vikings, most of the time they run the offense through Adrian Peterson, so Favre has to do his best to distribute the ball to Harvin, Rice, Berrian, Taylor and Shiancoe.

    • Shirley 11:27 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Even though week 3 isn’t officially over, I’m 0-3 in one league which will put me again #1 in the waiver order with which I’ll take Pierre Garcon….

      Dilemma #1: I have Hasselbeck & Warner at QB. Warner has a bye and I don’t know if Hasselbeck will be back next week.
      I wanted to grab the 49ers DST (vs. STL) to replace Packers DST (vs. MIN) to start & sit Jets DST (@NO). Since it seems you can’t count on defenses to do well or poorly as predicted, should I just find pick up a QB on the waiver wire and drop the Packers DST?
      ON WAIVER WIRE — Brett Favre, Josh Johnson, Kyle Boller, Matthew Stafford, Seneca Wallace, & Chad Henne

      Dilemma #2: I have 4 RBs (Ryan Grant, Michael Turner, LeSean McCoy & LenDale White. Turner & McCoy have a bye next week.
      This wouldn’t be a problem but I want to try and offer one of my RBs to a player who has banged up or mediocre RBs in order to get DeSean Jackson.
      List of my current WRs: Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Mario Manningham, & Michael Clayton (will drop him for Garcon).
      So assuming the owner will go for it, should I trade a RB to get DeSean?

      • Brandon 8:42 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Defenses are really hard to predict in most cases, so I would focus your waiver pick on a position player. Brett Favre looked really good last week and will probably put up the best numbers out of all those guys you mentioned. Given how the Bills played against the Saints this past weekend, you might just keep in the Jets defense, as they look pretty solid these days.

    • Bob 11:48 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was offered Shaub for Slaton before this weeks games. Don’t know if the other owner will still do it but do you think it’s a good trade? I’m concerned that Kubiak is going to continue the Slaton – Brown (semi) time share with Brown vulturing TD’s. Will Brown’s fumble this week will give Slaton an opening for some red zone touches? Also, with the Texans defense being so miserable Schaub should be throwing a whole lot more when they are behind.

      • Brandon 3:58 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It seems that this season the offense is going through Matt Schaub, as opposed to Steve Slaton like last year. The passing game is off to a great start, while the team can’t seem to run the ball with any consistency. It depends on who your quarterback is though, as well as your other running backs.

        • Bob 7:13 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have Flacco and Farve as my QB’s and Gore, Coffee, Rice, and Moreno as my RB’s. Thanks!

        • Brandon 8:50 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With that group of running backs, you might want to keep Slaton around. I know he’s struggled early, but he should turn it around and put up better numbers than Moreno and Rice in the long run. Your quarterbacks should hold down the position if you play the match-ups (Flacco is much improved over last year!)

    • Jones 1:13 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      This week in my league TJ Housh, Santana Moss and Wes Welker were dropped from teams. Mike Sims-Walker is also available. My WR’s right now are Wayne, Driver, Smith (NYG), Harvin and Evans. I’m thinking of dropping Evans and adding Moss.

      • Brandon 3:54 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that’s crazy that those guys were dropped and they should all be universally owned (even if they’re of to rough starts.) How many teams are in your league? I like Welker the most out of the group, as he’ll be putting up solid numbers once he actually gets back on the field. Can you pick them all up? Hah. Maybe you can trade some of your receivers and pick up those guys, as they should put up solid numbers at the position for your squad.

        • Jones 3:53 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          8 teams in the league. I can’t pick them all up because these are my RBs (Gore, Westbrook, Williams) so I have to pick up Coffee or Choice by dropping R Bush. I already picked up Welker when I saw he was dropped and I’m going to try to add S Moss by dropping Evans. Would you drop Harvin for TJ Housh?

        • Brandon 9:51 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That’s a tough one. If your league awards points for return yards, definitely stick with Harvin. You might just wait a week or two and see if Housh is still available. By then, maybe your situation has changed and you’re in need of his services, but until then, it looks like your team should be more than equipped to hold down the WR position.

      • RB 8:25 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would need to see Harvin have a bad week first, and see Hasselback return. Last week with Seneca QB’ing in Seattle, Burleson was target number 1, not Housh. I’d ride Harvin until you see some cracks.

    • Jeff 2:41 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should i drop mike bell for tashard choice?

      • Brandon 3:51 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Choice has the most immediate value, as Bell is still nursing an injury at this point. When Mike Bell returns, he’ll most likely be the backup to Pierre Thomas, who looked really good this past weekend. Once Marion Barber and Felix Jones are back though, Choice’s value diminishes dramatically. Not sure if this helped at all, but if you shed a little more light on what you are looking from either of these guys (start right away, depth, etc) maybe we can be more helpful.

    • Brandon 4:21 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If you’re looking for some other waiver wire tips, the Fantasy Football Librarian lists a bunch in her recent post: Advice for the 0-3 to the 3-0 teams

    • chris 5:03 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a spot for a reserve back on my team and the following are available: Felix Jones (I have barber) Knowshon Marino, Leon Washington and Fred Taylor.

      • Brandon 8:41 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would say Felix Jones, but he’s injured now and will probably miss a game or so. Tashard Choice makes a solid play if Barber and Jones are still limited, but in the long term he’s won’t be too productive if the other guys are healthy. Knowshon Moreno and Leon Washington are both going to see plenty of carries in their respective offenses, but I’m leaning towards Moreno. He should get more and more carries as long as he remains productive, while I think Washington’s role in the offense is pretty well determined at this point.

    • Sona 5:06 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Week 4 : Julius Jones is available in my league, do you think i should drop Derrick Ward to pick him up? Also I am considering dropping chargers defense for Glen coffee, Gore 🙁 . I hope Wes Welker returns this week, I am not liking Santonio Holmes, what do you suggest? I am celebrating my hat-trick win but playing against another person who celebrated hat-trick this week.

    • Sona 5:09 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Week 4 : Julius Jones is available in my league, do you think i should drop Derrick Ward to pick him up? Also I am considering dropping chargers defense for Glen coffee . I hope Wes Welker returns this week, I am not liking Santonio Holmes, what do you suggest? I am celebrating my hat-trick win but playing against another person who celebrated hat-trick this week.

      • Sona 6:17 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also considering dropping Hines ward for Mike Sims-Walker, what do you suggest?

        • Brandon 8:47 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I definitely wouldn’t drop Hines Ward for Mike Sims-Walker at this point. I think Sims-Walker is going to be pretty inconsistent this year, while Ward should put up decent numbers each week.

          As for your running backs, Julius Jones doesn’t have a Cadillac Williams-type guy to compete with, so he has a better chance to get the majority of the carries for his team from week to week. I would make that move.

          In terms of dropping the Chargers, I’d definitely do this if you A) have Frank Gore and/or B) have a decent defense to play and don’t need SD.

          By the way, in case you were thinking about it, don’t drop Santonio Holmes. You might wait for a breakout game and trade him if you really don’t like him, but he’s too good to send to waivers.

    • Wish I. wereplayingyou 6:17 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t believe how freakin retarded this advice is–gee what an “expert” you are!! Way to focus on the short term, and lose sight of reality–gee I wonder why the Denver Def. has statistically showed something?!! Wouldn’t trade Willis for Slaton?? Drop Olsen?! Wow you are a bufoon!

      • Brandon 8:33 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I recommended keeping Olsen over John Carlson, not sure where you are referring to. As for McGahee vs. Slaton, maybe McGahee’s the hot hand and maybe Slaton’s better long term, but right now everything is leaning in Willis’ favor. Do you think Willis McGahee’s production is going to drop off a lot for the rest of the season? I don’t see it happening. I see McGahee/Rice as last years Chris Johnson/LenDale White or DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart.

      • Amir 12:37 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jeez — what a hostile post!
        1) Do you watch the same NFL games? Steve Slaton STINKS! McGahee is a STUD right now
        2) Olsen was decent last week but come on there are a lot of tight ends that are outproducing him
        Plus these guys are just giving their advice — No one is making you trade/drop/pick up or do anything — Start your own blog if you think you can give better advice!

    • The Don 1:43 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Steve Slaton drop or kee

    • Jared 2:49 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have the choice of using my first position waiver to pick up Moreno or Coffee and I am definately hurting at RB. Which one would you pick up if you need a win this week and are starting season 0-3?

      • Brandon 9:53 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are you looking for a starter right away? Or just RB depth. Coffee makes the better start this weekend with Frank Gore out, while Moreno is the better long term option.

    • Mike 2:57 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My league starts 2 QBs and one of the teams has both qbs on bye. While there are qbs available on ww because of injuries/benchings, I may have a shot at trading one of my qbs. I have Peyton Manning, Trent Edwards and Kyle Orton. I was thinking of offering Orton (still undecided if I like him better than Edwards) and Lance Moore for Delhomme and Welker. Not sure that he’ll accept it but what are your thoughts? I may have to throw in Derrick Ward or Bradshaw for Coffee to sweeten the deal. Would you still do it? I have AP and Benson as my other rbs.

      • Brandon 10:01 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Welker improves your WR corps, then that trade seems to make sense. Are there any quarterbacks on free agency? How will you fill your QB spots when you have bye weeks? In terms of adding any running backs, I’d stick with Ward and Bradshaw if possible.

    • Andy 9:06 am on October 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I picked up Jerome Harrison, but need to decide who will have the bigger day, him or Ahmad Bradshaw (only other option is playing them both and benching Jerricho Cotchery). Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 10:19 am on October 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jerome Harrison who will get nearly all of the carries this week with Jamal Lewis and James Davis out.

    • Jeramie 12:50 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there, 4 of my starters are out from a bye or injury this week. I was wondering who you would choose to go in your flex position between:

      Mike Bell ( RB ) NO
      Correll Buckhalter ( RB) DEN

      • Brandon 10:09 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It looks like Correll Buckhalter is good to go for Monday and has a much better match-up than Bell. Go with Buckhalter.

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