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  • Brandon 11:39 am on December 21, 2011 Permalink
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    2011 FFGeekBlog.com Bowl 

    First of all, happy birthday to my co-blogger Matt! However, that will be the last well wishes I send his way, as I mentally prepare for the 2011 FFGeekBlog.com Bowl this weekend. In one of our big leagues, the League of Champions, Matt and I are both in the championship game…pretty awesome stuff!

    I’m not overly confident with my team, which looks a little rag-tag at this point (I used to have Matt Forte, so my running backs were solid at one point), but Matt has similar question marks with his roster so it should be a pretty good fight. My only real question is whether to start Matt Stafford or Matt Ryan…or go crazy and start Tim Tebow 🙂

    Anyways, who wins?! (More …)

     
    • e-roc 1:23 pm on December 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you win, it means I won too.

  • Brandon 3:51 pm on August 30, 2011 Permalink
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    FFGeekBlog League of Champions draft results 

    As with the keeper league that Matt and I are in, I figured we should show off our newly drafted teams and let everyone vote on who ended up with the better squad (hopefully the results are better this time!)

    Note: This league is NOT a PPR league, in case that affects your vote.

    league of champions draft results

    Who had the better draft? (League #2)

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    • Yenool 4:46 pm on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, looks like I’m in the minority here, but Matt won by default. A BU TE AND Def Brandon? Really?

      • Brandon 8:36 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        What’s a “BU TE and Def”? Boston University? 🙂

      • Brandon 8:38 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Or “big upside”?

      • Brandon 8:39 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ohhh….backup. hah, my bad! I’m high on Owen Daniels and Aaron Hernandez this year, so had to grab both. As for the backup defense, I might drop one, but there wasn’t a lot of better options when it came to the last pick of the draft.

      • Yenool 2:29 pm on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Didn’t mean for a decoder ring to be required on that one.

    • Matt 9:34 pm on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon – can you explain Vincent Jackson in the 2nd round? That one really baffled me.

    • Mike 8:58 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Its a tuff decision actually and I would have picked a tie I think if that was an option. How Ryan Mathews went in the 7th round is beyond me. Good teams guys.

      • Brandon 9:06 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        My thought was that Mike Tolbert was scaring people away from drafting Mathews, but he went even later, hah. I was about to draft Tolbert in round 7 if I remember correctly, but he went just before my pick so I grabbed Owen Daniels. The Chargers offense should be solid this year, so I assume everyone that can stay healthy should have a good year.

    • Matt 2:09 pm on September 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think the main point I based my vote on is that it’s keeper… that makes Brandon my choice

  • Brandon 8:01 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink
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    FFGeekBlog Keeper League draft results 

    Last night Matt and I took part in our annual keeper league draft and you can see the teams we ended up with below. So who made out the best? You can see the keepers with the small “k” next to them. The league is 0.5 PPR, in case that matters to you.

    Interestingly, Matt and I play each other in the first week of the season, so we should know the answer pretty soon!

    keeper league draft

    Who had the better draft?

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    • Javier 8:05 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      12th round Michael Vick?

      • Javier 8:06 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        oh nm, I didn’t notice the “K” next to him

        • Brandon 8:12 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          yeah his 12th round pick looks pretty nice next to my 12th round pick 🙂

          • Natalie 3:47 am on August 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I think Josh Freeman may be the sleeper QB this year. You may get the better end of this Brandon!

            • Brandon 10:25 am on August 24, 2011 Permalink

              That’s what I was hoping, but that game against the Patriots scared me where they made him look like a rookie again. Maybe he’s still shaking off the rust?

            • Yenool 10:32 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink

              Freeman shouldn’t be a keeper though. You really didn’t have any other options? He’s a fringe top 12 QB this year in that system. You obviously have the adv in WR while Matt has the RB adv. So the scale tips in Matt’s favor based on QB.

    • Brandon 8:42 pm on August 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      19-13? It was all tied up earlier today! Was Matt’s draft really that much better than mine?!

    • Matt 1:22 pm on August 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      The thing I’m happiest about with this draft is that paying attention to the PPR factor netted me three really valuable RBs. Rice, Hillis and Forte ranked 3rd, 4th and 8th among all RBs in receptions last season.

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like the people have spoken…and they love your draft, ya bastard. Oh well, we’ll see what really happens come week 1! I like my team for PPR as well, with some solid WR and pass catching RB’s.

        • Matt 3:42 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          As well they should. When your starting lineup in a PPR league includes Vick, Ray Rice and Peyton Hillis, that’s reason to feel pretty good.

    • Brandon 1:35 pm on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm, at this point in the year my team (43 votes) is 3-0 and Matt’s (64 votes) is 0-3.

  • Brandon 2:23 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink
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    The FFGeekBlog.com Bowl 

    In the keeper league that Matt and I are in (which happens to be our most important league at this point) we’ve finally crossed paths in the semi-finals. It’s gearing up for quite the bloodbath! We would also be playing in our B-League semi-finals if someone (cough*Matt*cough) hadn’t been eliminated in the first round. Anyways, I just wanted to post the match-up and add a poll to see who our readers favored. Hopefully it’s me!

    UPDATE: I’ve now updated the match-up with the most recent rosters, including a new defense so everyone can stop laughing about it! Here’s the old match-up if you want to look at it.

    ffgeekblog.com bowl 2010

    Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
     
    • Matt 3:00 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My receivers absolutely terrify me. All three are capable of 30-point explosions or goose eggs.

      • Brandon 3:11 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m worried that Bowe has had two quiet weeks in a row, but I’m pretty happy that Floyd and D-Jax got big games out of the way the week before playing me. Let’s hope any of that means anything though!

        • Matt 3:22 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          A couple Vick -> DJax strikes and I’ll feel a whole lot better.

    • Brandon 3:09 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      By the way, there is NO WAY I’m starting the Denver defense this week. Somehow Yahoo has them scoring 7.8 points though, which seems insane…

    • Matt 3:48 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my attempt to break this one down as objectively as I can…

      QB: Kitna’s fine, especially given the matchup, but Vick is the clear winner here both in terms of average points per game and capability for a monster game.

      RB: Sounds crazy, but it’s no contest – fantasy-wise, Ray Rice and Chris Johnson just haven’t been as strong as Peyton Hillis and Knowshon Moreno, and there’s little reason to think that will change this week. Over the past five weeks, Hillis and Moreno are both top-5 backs, while Johnson and Rice are 14 and 19 respectively. The difference is even greater if you look at an average of the past three weeks. And the matchups are slightly better this week for my duo.

      WR: I’m starting to sound a little partisan here, but I’m not trying to be… There’s just so much big-play potential in my WR corps that it’s hard to pick against it. Brandon’s receivers are solid but the ceiling is a tad low.

      TE: Hernandez is by far the better start here. Drafting Shiancoe in most of my leagues really hurt me this year.

      Flex: If there’s one player on Brandon’s team that scares me, it’s McFadden. Mathews should be decent this week, but I don’t have huge expectations given that he’s part of a timeshare and is still being used carefully. McFadden’s taking on the same team he scored 4 TDs against in week 7. Gulp.

      K/DST: Meh, who cares.

      Prediction: McFadden tees off on the Broncos again, which balances out my modest advantage across the QB/RB/WR positions. This one’s too close to call.

      • Brandon 3:56 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If you look at last week’s scoring though for RB’s, I got #1, #4 and #20, while you have #9, #18, and #21. What have you done for me lately?!

        (I’m hoping this matters.)

    • Adam 3:50 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon – are you really going to play Denver’s defense? I tried that this past week against Arizona, and got killed. There’s gotta be another DEF available…almost any other DEF.

      • Adam 3:51 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, sorry….I see your comment now. OK.

        • Brandon 3:53 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, apparently Matt didn’t see my comment either as he thinks I’ll allow McFadden to tee off against my own defense!

    • solomon_adams 8:19 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      For user requested list… please add: Miles Austin, Dwayne Bowe, Hines Ward, Greg Jennings, Brandon Lloyd, Antonio Gates, Owen Daniels, Dallas D/ST, Minnesota D/ST, St. Louis D/ST (i’m screwed defense wise as you can see) Thanks! Keep up the good work.

    • Hawgman 9:01 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Straight across match-ups –
      QB – Kitna vs Vick – Vick dominates.
      WR1 – Mike Wallace vs DeDiva Jackson – Just a couple of speedsters out having fun. Right now, Jackson has a better QB throwing to him, so he wins this one.
      WR2 – TO vs D-Bowe – Both have been hot this season, but Bowe just mailed in a couple of policeman’s friends. If Cassel plays, I would rather have Bowe. Otherwise (as much as I hate to say this, not a big fan) To should have the better day this weekend.
      WR3 – Boldin vs Floyd – It seems like Boldin just can’t get much going and Rivers can throw to ANYBODY. I like Boldin, but I would start Floyd first.
      RB1 – Rice vs Hillis – If not for a case of the dropsies, this would be a no brainer. Toss-up with a slight edge to Rice.
      RB2 – CJ28 vs No-Show Moreno – It is not in me to pick against CJ.
      TE – Hernandez vs Watson – Since Hernandez is in a platoon situation, he is very hit or miss. I am picking Watson.
      Flex – D-Mac vs Mathews – Really no contest here. D-Mac all the way!
      K – Eh…
      D/ST – Donkeys vs Static – I have to believe that someone that writes this blog and advises other on who to start and who to sit will actually play what the Broncos are putting on the field and calling a “Defense”. SD is very stout, so unless Brandon has the Steelers on his bench, gotta go with the Bolts.

      Looks like 6 out of 9 positions go Matt’s way, but CJ and D-Mac are going to be very hard to beat. I like Brandon in this one (as long as he has a different D/ST that is).

      • Brandon 9:19 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got Cleveland in there now against a turnover-prone Bengals offense. Hopefully it makes just enough of a difference!

        • Hawgman 10:13 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          That’s better. I still think that the SD D/ST will do better, but my high school team could do better than the Broncos did last week.

          • Brandon 10:14 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yeah I agree on SD being better than Cleveland, but I just had to get the Broncos away from my team before they jinxed it!

        • Hawgman 10:17 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I like the Owen Daniels move too.

          • Brandon 10:24 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yeah, as a Patriots fan it’s hard for me to bench Hernandez, but the guy only produces in about 1 of 3/4 games these days. I figure Daniels will be a big target for Schaub down the stretch.

        • Hawgman 10:31 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Don’t get me wrong, I think Hernandez is a better player, but he is part of a crew, not the lone shining light (like a Vernon Davis or a Jason Witten). Couple that with the Hoodie and you have skill players that are just too damn unpredictable to trust a playoff game to.
          I have Welker and Woodhead on my team. I go back and forth every week trying to decide which one to start or if I should start both or neither.
          I like both players and they are on a high flying O, but I hate to be tied to both of them just in case the “flying” goes to the other guys (and NE’s got a BUNCH of them).

    • Brandon 9:22 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m happy that Matt has three guys in the Thursday night game. I need them to put up poor numbers so that Matt will be sad/depressed for a few days leading up to Sunday.

      • Hawgman 10:32 am on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah – It’s always nice to see what you’re up against.

      • Matt 2:56 pm on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It’s just my WR3, Flex, and DST, so unless it’s three goose eggs I’ll still be feeling OK even if they’re kinda bleh. If they blow up, however, you’re already in a deep hole…

        • Brandon 10:17 am on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Nervous yet?

          • Matt 10:25 am on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Not particularly. I’ll be nervous at 4:15pm on Sunday, though.

        • Brandon 3:49 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’m praying Malcom Floyd doesn’t play tonight…

          • Matt 3:54 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            My other options: Breaston, Sims-Walker and Earl Bennett. He better get in there or I’m showing up at his door with a bill for fantasy wages lost.

          • Matt 3:57 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Thing is, the Chargers are in the perfect position as far as I’m concerned – fighting for their playoff lives. If Floyd can go, he will – their season might depend on it.

          • Brandon 8:44 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Malcom Floyd is fighting for his hamstring’s life apparently. Happy to see that!

          • Brandon 8:45 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Also, let’s go Mike Tolbert!

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