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  • Brandon 4:10 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink
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    Too early to give up on these guys? 

    Just felt like giving people a forum to mention players they had high hopes for going into their fantasy football draft, but who they’ve given up on already. I’ll start off the list with a couple guys who have been disappointing at best:

    • Frank Gore, RB, 49ers – Averaging a spectacular 2.5 yards per carry, Gore is earning his nickname Frank “The Bore” Gore (not to be confused with Frank “The Tank” Ricard.)
    • Jacoby Ford, WR, Raiders – I was hoping that Ford would breakout and become the uncontested #1 receiver in Oakland this year. However, early season injury problems and rookie Denarius Moore’s big game in week two make it hard to see him becoming a reliable, every week starter for a fantasy football team.
    • Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos – Do you have faith that this guy can stay healthy for an entire game?
    • Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys – One of my big sleeper-ish picks this year, with the assumption that he could at least stay healthy for a FEW games! The Cowboys just haven’t been able to put together a decent running attack over the past few years, even with some talented tailbacks.
    • Braylon Edwards, WR, 49ers – Not that I had great hopes for him to begin with, but I expected a little more than what we’ve seen so far. Now he gets surgery on his knee and is out for at least a few weeks.
    • Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs – Threw for 27 touchdowns last year and with the team adding Steve Breaston in the offseason, many thought he could at least match those numbers. He’s currently on pace for eight touchdowns.
    There are plenty of other guys, I just had to stop before I got to depressed, but feel free to add the players that have already driven you crazy in this young season!
     
    • Ryan Grable 4:18 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Roddy White. I’m sure he’ll end up being just fine, but this is not what I expected with my 2nd round pick (10 team .5 PPR league, took Andre Johnson and Roddy White at 1 & 2.) The fact that Nate Burleson is riding the bench and has more fantasy points than Roddy is totally disappointing.

    • Kurt 4:19 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Gore isn’t running very well. He was awful against Dallas last week. Matt Cassel seems confused and just isn’t playing well. I’d keep him on the bench though just in case. Felix Jones is too hit or miss. He gets injured so much that he’s difficult to count on. But then he’ll have 2-4 breakout games…keep him around.

    • Christy 4:35 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree, especially with Jacoby Ford and Felix Jones. Do you think Jacoby Ford can be dropped in a 10-team non-PPR league?

      • e-roc 6:20 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I have Felix the Cat and just dropped Fordy 40 Dash for Run DMC Jr (McCluster).

        We should have seen KC’s & Cassel’s demise when Charlie Weis left the team….

      • Matt 7:45 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        10-team, yeah. He’s borderline in a 12-team.

    • Rick 8:49 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey I need some help. Here’s my team..
      QB: Vick
      HB: S.Jackson, F.Jones, B.Tate, M.Ingram
      WR:K.Britt, S.Johnson, W.Welker, P.Harvin, E.Decker, S.Rice
      TE:T.Gonzalez
      D/ST:Bears, Lions
      K: R.Bironas

      I got offered Chris Johnson for Steven Jackson and Wes Welker. Should I do it??? Also any advice on what moves I should do with my team. Thanks

      • Chris 8:56 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        hey Rick,

        You need a backup QB… Fitzpatrick, Bradford< newton are still available on most leagues. Vick can get hurt any second. I would drop one of the D/ST for the backup QB.

      • Brandon 9:03 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Jackson and Welker seem like a bit much for Chris Johnson, who hasn’t done a whole lot this season yet. Welker will be one of the most consistent receivers in the league this year. If there are any big Vick fans in your league, maybe you can package Vick and Steven Jackson for an upgrade at RB and a solid QB (or two, if they have a spare, since you need one.)

    • Shane 3:57 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Just traded Gore to a Die Hard Niners fan who hasn’t yet lost faith in Gore. In Exchange i receive Arian Foster…..Thoughts?

      • Matt 7:44 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        The question marks are pretty big on both players right now. By mid-season I think they’ll both look a lot more like their 2010 selves. I think in the short term your buddy will be happier with the trade, but by the end of the season you’ll probably be glad you made it.

    • Matt 7:42 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      We’ve been through two weeks. It’s too early to give up on anyone not on the IR.

      • Brandon 8:39 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Like Peyton Manning? 🙂

        You don’t have to drop them outright, but it’s probably safe to start lowering expectations for a few guys.

    • Jog_JMC 9:30 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I need 2…F.Jones, Hightower, Jacobs and McGahee???
      And Kolb over Big Boy Berger?..I think it’s a good move this week.

  • Brandon 11:34 am on November 8, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 9 FAIL: Glad I'm not a Cowboys fan 

    Continuing with a new post for this season, 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?

    This week marks the first time in FFGeekBlog history that an entire team has headlined the FAIL post twice in the same season (okay, we just started it this year, but still…) The Dallas Cowboys are just pathetic at this point. As a fan of the Patriots, who were embarrassed by the Browns this past weekend, at least put up some decent stats at important positions. This can not be said for the Cowboys, besides Dez Bryant.

    As I mentioned last week, I’ve now included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a new worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up. As expected, drama-king himself, Brett Favre, leads the pack!

    Anyways, here are the rest of them…
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    • AtlantaJJ (Janet) 3:07 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I should have played Danny Woodhead as RB instead of BJGE. Danny made over 10 pts on our Yahoo league. BJGE a little over 1 point.

      I didn’t see Blount on that list, he didn’t burn up the field yesterday either. I was at the game watching him in person! LOL

      • Brandon 3:15 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Funny you mention Blount. I actually had him on the list as a borderline FAIL, but decided against it due to the fact that he at least put up some yards and expectations may have been a bit high for him considering he had exactly one good game under his belt going into this week’s games, hah.

    • TJ 3:18 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And Roddy White…. but good too see him come back in. Good thing I had Foster & Rodgers to pick it up!

    • Hawgman 11:25 am on November 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My WR lineup for last week – Boldin, Andre, and Collie. I had Hillis in the lineup (every week start in my opinion) and he did great, but the rest of the team only had one more TD and that was from Big Ben. I lost by more than EIGHTY points!!
      Oh well, there’s always next week!

  • Brandon 9:52 am on December 1, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 13: The Hunt for the Playoffs 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week thirteen. 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. With the playoffs rapidly approaching (only one week of the regular season left in my two main leagues,) many teams out there are probably in a “must win” situation this week. Hopefully some of the players below can get you a much needed victory and give you a chance at that championship trophy (or pride, cash, whatever else you get for winning a fantasy football league.) Anyways, let’s get to the waiver wire picks for this week, starting with a few wide receivers that could help your cause… (More …)

     
    • TJ 11:17 am on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Wondering what you guys think about:
      – swapping Rock Cartwright for Fred Jackson (other RBs are Sjax, Wells, Forsett, Charles). I like Jackson, Rock has OAK in wk 14, but…not impressive Sunday, and unless Jackson is hurt vs TEN, probably wouldn’t start him then anyway….
      – Swapping one of my receivers (SmithNYG or Ochocinco?) for Chambers (also have Welker, Austin, SimsWalker). Now questioning whether to even start Ocho vs DET, he’s really stunk lately.
      – Which D/ST(s) are best to hold for rest of season, playoffs start wk14, can hold 2 if necessary: CIN, BAL, GB, DEN, BUF, ARI, ATL, SEA

      – we start 2 RB/WR, no flex, non ppr. Thanks, guys, your advice is always stellar.

      • Shane 6:13 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep Cincinatti and Green Bay on Defense.
        For this week stay in the NFC West and start Sjax and Forsett. They have both been solid lately. At WR start Austin and SimsWalker.
        Chambers wont pan out long run and FJack is more reliable moving forward. Anyone on Was is a tough start every week.

        • TJ 8:52 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Shane, I didn’t have much faith in Rock, nice to hear it from someone else.

      • Brandon 8:38 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Fred Jackson for sure, as it looks like he could get the bulk of the carries for Buffalo down the stretch. Cartwright plays for a Redskins offense that is just too terrible to rely on.

        For your receivers, I’d stick with Ochocinco and Smith and start Ochocinco this week. He just complained about the offense not passing enough and I figure that will be worth at least a few extra looks.

        Finally, for defense I agree with Shane, go with Cincinnati and Green Bay.

        • TJ 9:02 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I guess you guys don’t think much of Welkers this week…… Now do you really think Cincy’s going to actually try to pass the ball vs Detroit Lately they seem to be saving Palmer’s arm for the postseason. MSW, Austin, and Ocho all look good this week, I can start 2…

        • Brandon 9:12 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oops, I was confused there. I thought you meant you were going to drop Ochocinco or Smith for Chambers. If you can only start two of those receivers, I’d go with Steve Smith and Mike Sims-Walker.

    • Rom3o 4:14 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think to start this week? Laverrneous Coles,Jason Avant, or Marrio Manningham? I already got Welker and Burleson starting

      • Brandon 8:35 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jason Avant, who should have a big day with DeSean Jackson possibly sidelined. If Jackson plays though, go with Manningham.

    • Dennis 9:52 am on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help have two weeks left to clinch playoffs and this week is my toughest match up. I need 3 WR, 2 RB, and 2 FLEX. Here are my players; Sims-Walker, Roddy White, Smith (NYG), Smith (Car), Crabtree, TO, Chambers, Hightower, Pierre Thomas, Norwood, and Larry Johnson.

      Please help me out. With TO finally putting up good numbers and Chambers becoming KC’s number 1, I’m not sure who to start.

      • Dennis 9:55 am on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also have Antonio Bryant.

      • Brandon 8:43 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At running back, go with Pierre Thomas and Jerious Norwood. For your receivers and flex, go with Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Smith (NYG), Roddy White, Michael Crabtree and take the gamble on Steve Smith (CAR). I know he was shut down last week, but he gets a match-up with Tampa Bay and even if Delhomme is out, backup Matt Moore has experience throwing to Smith and should look his way often.

    • Duncan 1:02 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to start two: Steve Smith (NYG), Chris Chambers, and/or Jason Avant.

      It’s tough because while Avant has been putting up reasonable numbers and has great sleeper potential with DJax out it’s hard to start him over Smith or Chambers. On the other hand, Dallas’s pass defense has stepped up over the last few weeks (not to mention Eli’s struggles) and I’m still not sold on Chambers especially against a decent defense in Denver coming off a strong game and a few extra days of rest.

      Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 8:34 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Last time the G-Men played Dallas, Smith had a huge game, so I’d leave him in there and hope he can do the same. For your other receiver, I like Jason Avant this week as it appears DeSean Jackson will sit this one out.

    • e-roc 2:00 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m sharing in Duncan’s dilemma…

      To all: would you pick up D.Bowe or Meachem in exchange for S.Smith (NYG) or Cotchery?

      • Brandon 8:32 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Meachem is higher risk, but has a potential for higher reward over Cotchery. However, I’d stick with what you have just because Jerricho is still a number one receiver in the Jets offense. Also, what are the odds that Meachem, the teams third receiver, keeps catching touchdowns every game?! Stick with what you got.

    • Ashley 11:26 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, I would really appreciate some help….

      Steelers or Saints Defense?
      I need three: Benson, Slaton, Norwood, Pierre Thomas, Chris Brown
      I need two: Calvin Johnson, Marques Colston, Pierre Garcon, Hakeem Nicks

      Also I have Kurt Warner….if he cant play who makes for a better pickup Chris Redman, Vince Young or David Garrad?
      Thanks for the help!

      • Brandon 2:59 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the Saints for your defense. They’ve been good and have a great match-up with a terrible Redskins offense. At running back, go with Thomas, Benson, and Norwood. For your receivers, start Calvin Johnson (as long as he’s playing, which it appears he should be at this point) and Marques Colston. Finally, for your quarterback, if Warner is a no-go, your best bet is probably Garrard against the Texans. Good luck!

    • Sal 5:00 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need to start 3: SmithNYG, Sims-Walker, Burleson, Garcon, Avant and Crabtree.

      Thanks for the help!

    • Dennis 9:44 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Cartwright or Norwood?

    • Mark 11:00 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Not sure who to start. I need to start 1QB, 2 WRs, 2RBs, 1 TE and a flex. Please help. Here is my roster

      Cutler
      Garrard
      Sims-Walker
      Andre Johnson
      Larry Fitzgerald
      Sid Rice
      Ray Rice
      Rashard Mendenhall
      Joseph Addai
      Jamaal Charles
      Visanthe Shiancoe
      Antonio Gates

      • Brandon 3:06 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Cutler (I know it’s tough, but bear with him for at least this one week!), Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Sidney Rice (flex), Ray Rice, Rashard Mendenhall, and Antonio Gates.

        Great team (besides Cutler,) by the way.

    • Natalie 11:39 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon!

      Running Short on RB’s this week due to Bernard Scott’s turf toe and Cedric Benson now playing. Should I drop him or does he still warrant a roster spot? My other RB’s are Ricky Williams and Brandon Jacobs, but I really think I need to bench Jacobs because he hasn’t done anything worth starting him so far. With Dallas as a matchup this week it isn’t worth the risk in my opinion. As far as RB’s available to pick up in my league, I have a choice between Felix Jones, Chris Brown, or Sammy Morris. I could drop Scott and pick up any of these RB’s for this week. What do you think? I need to start two RB’s Sunday and Ricky Williams will obviously be one of them.

      BTW- Thanks for the advice on picking up Avant, Meachem, and Henderson last week as well as starting Donald Driver! Started Henderson and Driver which was good, but wish I would have started Meachum too! Breaston didn’t get crap and I forgot to check if Warner was out- oops! This week I think I will start Avant, Driver, and Meachum. Do you agree?

      I won in my league last week too and beat the guy in 1st place! YEAH! Thanks!!!!

      • Brandon 2:33 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Natalie, congrats on the victory! It’s probably safe to ditch Bernard Scott at this point. In terms of who to start at running back, he’s a bit of a risk, but I like Felix Jones. The Giants run defense isn’t that great and Jones has played very well the past few games when given the chances.

        As for your receivers, it’s hard to guess between Henderson and Meachem, but go with what you have there (Avant, Driver, and Meachem) and you should do alright.

    • Patrick 4:16 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a big week this week and team is in shambles. I have to chose a WR and a WR/RB flex option. Players to choose from are cadilac williams, rock cartwrite, pierre garcon, and donnie avery. Not sure on which two should play here. Any help is appreciated

      • Brandon 10:19 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with your two wide receivers, Garcon and Avery, who have much higher potential than the other two, who will be lucky to run for 80 yards or so.

  • Brandon 7:53 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    Some quick player news:

    • The Seahawks are preparing this week as if quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will NOT be the starter, so if you have him on your team, you might consider picking up his backup, Seneca Wallace. Wallace usually puts up some decent numbers when given the chance and should fill in for Hasselbeck pretty well.
    • Looks like there is a good chance that Marion Barber won’t be running the ball for the Cowboys the next few games, so if you have Felix Jones, he’d make a great start in the Barbarian’s absence.
    • It might be smart to bench my boy, Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, for a little while until he can prove that he’s getting the system down. As his numbers through two games prove, the chemistry just isn’t there yet with quarterback Kyle Orton and there isn’t much to make you believe it’ll change anytime soon.
     
    • keith alexexander 2:07 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hasselbeck and mcnabb help me plzz…
      i got both of these injured chumps with kerry collins as my backup in a two qb league with great HB’s and great WR’s that i don’t want to drop for a QB should i drop hasselbeck for a few weeks??

      • Matt 3:20 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s really too bad about Hasselbeck, I was expecting big things from him this season. I think you might be able to roll with Collins for the time being; depending on what’s available on your waiver wire, he’s probably your best bet.

    • shoun 3:17 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What about Eddie Royal? Should I drop him and pick up Sims-Walker? My other WR-Moss,Colston,Reggie Wayne and Percy harvin. Can use WR at flex but y backs aren’t strong.

      • Matt 3:24 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        OK, for one thing, with a WR corps like that you should be able to roll to a championship without lifting a finger. How many teams in this league? Four?

        I like Sims-Walker a lot at the moment, but he’s obviously far from a known commodity. I wouldn’t give up on Royal yet – of the two, I still like Royal a little bit better despite his slow start. Once Marshall gets back in gear, Denver’s offense still has the potential to return to its high-flying ways.

      • Brandon 6:12 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Matt on this one. Stick with Eddie Royal for the time being, as he’s much more of a proven commodity than Sims-Walker, who has had 2 good games his entire career. I figure Orton can only get more comfortable with Royal, Marshall and Stokley as the season goes on.

  • Brandon 10:50 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Countdown to Opening Day 

    With opening day rapidly approaching, it’s high time for some more Ask the Geeks. Send us your burning questions here.

    Brian asks: Hey Geeks, I have two flex positions to fill with six choices and am stuck. 12 man league and we get individual return yards keep in mind. Players are Ryan Grant, Santonio Holmes, Felix Jones, Willie Parker, Joseph Addai and X-factor Stefan Logan who is doing punt and kickoff returns for Pitt. Which two do you recommend?

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    • e-roc 2:37 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      As always, thanks for the feedback!

      @brandon, at the end of the day, I strayed from Turner because of the 350-carry “curse”… but also because I like MJD’s big-play potential (we get point bonuses for big plays). I almost flipped a coin.

      @matt – Thanks! Let’s hope we both have productive and successful seasons!

      • DBrink 10:44 am on September 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        the curse is overrated. AP had over 350 carries last season as well (363)…yet no one has a problem with that. i think turner is going to carry the ball less this year, but be as productive. especially with the maturation of Ryan and the addition of T.Gonz, defenses won’t be able to stack the box.

        • Squish 6:49 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          In fact the the curse of 370 refers to the total carries on the year with the postseason included. On doing the math, it becomes clear that AP is just as far into curse territory as Turner and has had near as heavy a load for 3 years straight. If the curse will affect anyone this year, it will almost definitely be AP.

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