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  • Matt 12:47 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink
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    First-Half Fantasy Player Awards 

    Biggest Surprise: Hard to go with anyone but Cam Newton here. He’s had a good deal of help from a re-energized Steve Smith, but the inverse is true as well – it’s so long since we last saw how dangerous Smith could be that the fantasy world had just about written him off. Those who took a late-round flier on him in keeper leagues have been on cloud nine all season. Honorable Mention: Jimmy Graham, Victor Cruz, Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    Biggest Flop: Again, an easy call – Chris Johnson isn’t just having a bad year, he’s having an awful one. The only reason he wasn’t benched weeks ago is because he forced his team to sign him to what looks like a ludicrous contract now. You have to wonder whether he somehow knew his best playing days were already behind him, making it imperative to sign a contract before anyone got the chance to see him play. Honorable Mention: DeAngelo Williams, Josh Freeman (a pre-season fantasy darling), Mike Williams (blame Freeman). (More …)

     
    • BearsFan 1:27 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is Sam Bradford returning next week a safe bet? Wondering if dropping AJ Feeley now is smart.

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        That’s the word on the street. If you wouldn’t start AJ Feeley this week anyways, obviously you’re free to drop him.

    • Rick 1:38 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start at defense. The Bears or should I pickup the Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Colts or Broncos.

    • The Don 2:49 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Tim teebow, Josh Freeman, Carson Palmer Alex Smith or Sam Bradford which 2 should i keep im struglin right now

      • Mike 4:00 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        thats tough. Tebow has good legs, and will get at least on the ground, but its a RISKY bet, especially given his last performance. Palmer could be good, but its still not sure if he will have any gas in the tank, or know the offesne well enough, Smith has been ok and he has edwards and crabtree back, Bradford has a bad line, but dude can throw, and he has Lloyd now. Freeman has been pretty good, and has a good match up vs NO. Id say Tebow and Freeman, but keep your eye on Palmer. Just my thoughts

    • Bwent 4:48 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I trade Chris Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, and Jeremy Maclin for Jordy Nelson and Michael Turner?

    • BearsFan 5:22 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Miller of Finley at the TE spot this week?

    • SCOTTIE G 7:31 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      who is the better waiver wire running back for this next week…i am hurting with newton/smith and peterson out. my other RB’s are all banged up…hardesty, jones, McGahee. I have Maurice Morris…so i can play him…and if McGahee goes then i can play him too… i can go get Marion Barber, Chris Ogbonnaya, or even the lump – Kregg Lumpkin. also, need a qb…should I go Dalton? my QB choices are limited this week…travaris Jackson, AJ FEELEY, etc. what are your thoughts. i need a QB and a RB.

    • aaron 9:33 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      how about cj200 for surprisingly frustrating flop with no keeper value making a statement about how much he sux. i just got offered DMC for CJ200 in 0.5 ppr.. about to click accept.. what do you think about their value for ff playoff schedules? im 6-2 now, hoping i have a good shot at making the playoffs so could potentially take the hit even if dmc didnt play this week.. but wk 14-16 for DMC’s is GB, DET, & KC while CJ has NO, IND, & JAX.. thanks!

    • jb3 9:36 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Trade help.

      Should I trade Brandon Marshall for Vernon Davis?

      At WR I have Nicks, AJ Green, Maclin, Dez Bryant.

      At TE I have Winslow.

      Thanks for the help.

      • james hance 5:55 pm on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        do the trade ur stocked at WRs, mayb try 2 get a diff TE, and whos ur TE now?

    • james hance 9:37 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i have a trade offer, i get andre johnson i give up steive johnson, does anyone know when andre is coming back?, my team — brees, tebow, mcCoy, murray, BJGE, brandon marshal, stevie johnson, aaron hernandez, B petigrew, dan bailey (K), its a i QB< 2 RB, 2 WR< 1 WR/RB, ` TE 1 K ` defence

    • The Don 8:14 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sigh is it time to drop Peyton Hillis?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t. Wait until he comes back from his injury and see how it plays out. He might even play this week, so you’ll get an idea of where he stands.

    • BearsFan 9:36 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which WRs should I start. 2WR and a W/T flex.

      Decker, Manningham, Nicks, JNelson, Antonio Brown. I am thinking Nicks, Nelson and Brown/Decker. Leaning toward Decker cause Brown is up against the Baltimore defense. Thoughts? (((I’ve got Heath Miller as my other TE (W/T flex)(Finley getting the start)))

    • Jeron 10:35 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which defense is better to start: SF who has been pretty good all year, or DAL who is shaky at times but has a good matchup against seattle at home?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        San Francisco vs a John Beck-led Redskins team that scored 0 points last week!

    • Slaine 11:11 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Shonn Greene, DeMarco Murray or Brandon Lloyd at flex?

  • Brandon 3:46 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 14: Win or Go Home! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for the upcoming games, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) In most leagues out there this is the first week of the playoffs, so you absolutely need to win if you want to continue your journey towards that league championship. Hopefully a few of these hit and miss suggestions will help you make those tough roster decisions and if they don’t, please feel free to leave a comment with your specific situation. Good luck!

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    • Lindsay 6:25 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I was able to land myself in 3rd place in a 10 team league so I am in the playoffs, but without a bye this week. My RB position is seriously sad and getting worse each week it seems, so I need some help.
      My roster right now looks like this

      QB Romo, Orton
      WR Colston, Smith(nyg), Meacham, Collie, Avery, Bess Floyd
      RB R. Williams, Forte, Ganther
      DEF Jets

      I am thinking Romo at QB…Colston, Smith, and Meacham for WRs and maybe Williams and Ganther for my 2 RBs…I need a flex play…last wk I played Avery over Bess which wasn’t so great, but who could predict that. I am thinking Avery again this week. Please let me know what you think of my lineup and who I should switch out if any!! Thx for all your help!!!

      • Lindsay 6:26 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, I also have Evans, who I normally wouldn’t consider but he does have a good matchup in KC this week…

      • Brandon 8:36 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with your gut…Romo, Colston, Smith, Meachem, Williams, Ganther, Jets and Avery.

    • Trevor 9:14 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have to pick 2 RB and 1 RB/WR :
      Forte, F. Jackson, Forsett, Wells, A. Byrant, S. Morris, Buckhalter???
      its a toughie and all of your opinions will help thanks

      • Brandon 8:22 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not high on him this week, but I guess you’ll want to throw Matt Forte in there, along with Fred Jackson and Correll Buckhalter (and hope he has another week like last week.)

    • Brandon Walsh 4:17 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 of these 4 RBs: Pierre Thomas, Marion Barber, Jonathan Stewart, Laurence Maroney
      1 of these 2 TEs: Greg Olsen, Tony Gonzalez

      • Brandon 6:37 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the PT Cruiser and Maroney. At tight end, go with Gonzo.

    • Coach Mike 4:33 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lost both Ronnie Brown and Slaton to IR so my (pathetic) RB choices are (need two):
      Forsett, Ganther, Beanie Wells, Chris Brown, Cadillac Williams,

      Help please….and wish me luck. Thanks

      • Brandon 6:32 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Quinton Ganther and Chris Brown are probably your best bets…good luck!

    • Ron 9:24 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please help w/ Turner likely out – need 2 from J Stew, Bell, Snelling, Buckholter. Norwood. Also pains me but I need to bench one from Calvin, Meachem and Marshall…Thanks

      • Brandon 6:31 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, that’s a pretty tough decision, but I guess I’d bench Brandon Marshall against a solid Colts defense. In terms of your running backs, Correll Buckhalter and Jonathan Stewart are probably your best bets. Just hope that Stewart gets a touchdown and Buckhalter can take a few screen passes for solid yardage.

    • Not Barry Sanders 9:29 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yo B…my RB sitch is a mess…started Mendenhall – lost Portis, Westbrook AND now Slaton…so I need to choose 2 + a pick a flex (I may use a WR for flex but not sure) from this mess…Moats, Buckholter, Snelling, Felix Jones, Cartwright, Lynch & Fargas. Last week I used Correl vs KC and he cam up big – Lynch has same matchup and similar situation…Thanks for your help

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

        Wowsers that is a motley crew you have there. Depending on your receivers, you probably want one of them in the flex spot. If they’re not any good though, your top three running backs this week are probably Fargas, Buckhalter and Felix Jones (high risk, high reward.)

    • Ken 10:41 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson and Randy Moss for my WR. (4 team league)

      I’m considering benching Wayne and Jackson for Sidney Rice and Robert Meachem. Any thoughts on this decision?

      • Brandon 6:21 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there, as all of them are pretty solid options. It’s hard to bench Meachem while he’s so hot right now, so I’d probably plug him in for Vincent Jackson. As for Moss and Wayne, I think you have to keep them in over Sidney Rice just because of their potential.

    • Adam 9:02 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s fairly clear that you don’t know what you’re talkin’ about.

      • Matt 9:14 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        An excellent, well-reasoned argument.

  • Matt 4:15 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Tonight's Game: New York Jets @ Toronto Bills 

    Don’t even get me started on the Toronto thing. NFL.com’s Nick Bakay sums up the situation pretty succinctly:

    If you have any illusions that this counts as a home game, peep the Jets tilt this Thursday on NFL Network, and count the Bills jerseys in the stands. Last year against Miami, it took CBS three quarters to find one, but there were thousands of Dolphins threads.

    So just in case your start/sit decision on a Buffalo player hinges on the fact that this is a “home” game – think again.

    Anyway, since many folks have to make roster decisions today, let’s do a quick start-or-sit for tonight’s players: (More …)

     
    • Brandon 4:53 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thursday night football this year has been terrible. Including Thanksgiving, the following teams have played: San Francisco, Chicago, Carolina, Miami, Oakland, Dallas, Detroit, Green Bay, Denver, New York Giants, and now the Jets and Bills. Next week is Pittsburgh and Cleveland…ugh. It’s not until week 15 that we get a match-up that is half-way interesting (Indy vs Jacksonville) and even then, the Colts will probably be resting Peyton Manning. Awesome!

      • ken 3:40 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think the Miami – Carolina game was good considering the two teams story lines going in. And for AFC East fans tonights game was an important one.

        Hasn’t been MNF caliber though.

        If Manning rests, it might make the Indy Jag game more interesting lol. The Jags have been awfully inconsistent this season. If Mannings in, it could be a pretty lopsided and boring game.

    • Matt 8:51 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Well, this went more or less as I expected.

    • e-roc 9:12 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Since my cable provider doesn’t include the NFL Network, I’m glad that I’m not missing anything… I’m secretly hoping the NFL Network fails so they’ll bring these games back to the masses.

      • Matt 10:12 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not secretly hoping for the NFL Network’s demise – I hope the thing crashes and burns, and everyone involved gets fired.

        • e-roc 10:33 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL… an Enron-style implosion would be fantastic.

        • Squish 12:54 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sounds good to me, just as long as I get more games. Though not much interesting has taken place on Thursdays so far this year…

  • Brandon 4:39 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 12: Bottom of the Barrel 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week twelve. 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 Yahoo! leagues) in parenthesis. All I can say about the cast of characters on this week’s list is that hopefully you don’t have to rely on them too much…otherwise you’re in big trouble.

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    • rob 8:16 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey all: I am thinking about picking up kevin boss and dropping antonio gates. I am reading that the giants are going to keep looking toward the tight end more while it appears that the chargers are not. What do you think? rob

      • Matt 8:49 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I definitely wouldn’t drop a TE with 52 receptions for 709 yards in order to pick up one with 24 catches for 359 yards. Gates might only have two TDs, but Boss just has four. If defenses adjust and key in on Boss the way they often do on Gates, Eli’s just going to go to one of his many, many other options.

    • matt 8:59 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey the news this week out of detroit doesn’t look well, who should i start this week, Megatron vs. GB or Housh vs STL?

      • Brandon 9:11 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Calvin Johnson actually plays, then I’d go with him, even with Daunte Culpepper likely to start. However, it looks like Johnson won’t be playing either at the moment, making your decision a bit easier 🙂

        • Squish 10:20 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I swear that these questions start coming in earlier and earlier every week. At what point can we just say “It’s too early to tell”.

    • Natalie 12:03 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here is my team and it needs help! Don’t have WR stars and it’s killing me every week against others who are stacked. Any advice? Meachem is available, Jason Avant, but that’s about it. Who should l hold onto, get rid of, pick up? Snelling is available and tempting to pick up, but I think I am ok with RB’s. PPR in my league and we are only allowed to start 2 RB’s and 3 WR’s. (R)= Reserve

      B Jacobs
      R Williams
      B Scott (R)
      A Collie
      D Driver
      S Breaston
      E Bennett (R)
      N Washington (R)
      D Clark
      T Heap (R)
      S Gostkowski
      R Longwell (R)
      Packers DST

    • Natalie 12:05 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      BTW- Peyton Manning is my QB (I didn’t see him listed)

      • Brandon 4:03 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Feel free to ditch Earl Bennett and Nate Washington (especially with Vince Young at quarterback.) While Washington has found the endzone recently, his upside isn’t high enough to warrant the limited catches he gets each week. I’d actually drop Todd Heap as well so you could grab Meachem, Avant and Snelling (if only to keep other teams from getting him for the time being.)

        No other receivers off my waiver wire list is a free agent in your league? Coles, Wallace, Henderson, etc?

        • Natalie 4:57 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I had Coles in the draft and dropped him (dumb now I know) and someone else picked him up. Wallace is unavailable, but Henderson is available.

        • Natalie 4:58 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, and which do you think most will try and pick up? I think Snelling so should I go for him first or get a receiver for sure?

        • Brandon 3:39 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Did your waivers already clear? Grab Snelling for sure if you have a chance and Henderson as well. You can drop Bennett and/or Washington for them.

    • Shirley 12:18 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I try to get Rock Cartwright or Bernard Scott?

      I have Ryan Moats on my bench on a team with Gore, Ricky Wiliams, Beanie Wells & Slaton. Since Moats didn’t do anything last night, I’d like to replace him with someone to compete with Wells and Slaton for the possible flex slot.
      Or should I also drop Wells so that I can get both Cartwright and Scott?

      • Shirley 1:13 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh and I just noticed that Justin Forsett is available. I’m thinking he should be at the top of my list? His next 3 games look pretty good (STL, SF, HOU).

        • Brandon 3:59 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Shirley, I’d keep Beanie Wells, since you know he’s going to see action every week. As for the other guys, Rock Cartwright will start for the Redskins for the rest of the year, as long as he’s healthy, so he’s probably the best add of the group. Justin Forsett and Bernard Scott both have good match-ups on the horizon, but it’s not quite clear what the status of Cedric Benson or Julius Jones are at this point. Keep on eye on the health of those two, as they would make excellent plays if they are named the starters. Long story short, if you need to make a waiver move, the safest is to drop Ryan Moats for Rock Cartwright, with your backup waiver claims being Bernard Scott and Justin Forsett.

    • Scotty 5:02 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, should I start Lesean McCoy vs. WAS or Kevin Smith vs. GB (in a PPR League)?

      LeSean has an easier matchup & I feel as if Philly will build an early lead & feed him the rock! Smith catches more passes, & puts up decent #s in our PPR League. Everytime I bench Smith, he inevitably finds the endzone & puts up big #s. I realize Stafford & Megatron may be on the shelf, which would allow GB to load the box & key in on Smith. Do you see any reason to start Smith over McCoy?

      Thanks

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I honestly have no reason to start him…although I’d prefer you could start someone other than LeSean McCoy instead! However, I’d definitely go with McCoy…if only so you don’t have to sit and stare at a bad score from Smith all the way until Sunday.

    • Natalie 7:07 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon: Here is my team now after waivers this morning. Unfortunately the guy that beat me last week ended up getting J. Snelling before I could grab him. 🙁

      With this lineup who would you start for RB’s and WR’s? I can have 2 RB’s and 3 WR’s starting. PPR league with 1 pt. for every 10 yrds. 5 pts for TD. RB’s are scored same way. Thanks for your help!

      P Manning QB
      Ricky Williams RB
      B Jacobs RB
      R Williams RB
      B Scott RB
      R. Meachem WR
      D. Henderson WR
      A Collie WR
      D Driver WR
      S Breaston WR
      J. Avant WR
      D Clark TE
      S Gostkowski K
      R Longwell K
      Packers DST

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • Brandon 3:36 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Did you list Ricky Williams twice? Anyways, I’d go with Ricky Williams and Brandon Jacobs (with Ahmad Bradshaw out) for your running backs. At wide receiver, go with Devery Henderson, Donald Driver and Steve Breaston.

        • Natalie 5:09 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon! Yes, I did list Ricky Williams twice, maybe in hope that he will give me another double digit showing like last week. Can’t beat 30 pts from one player! 🙂

    • Jo 12:23 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need one of these RBs..Mendenhall, P. Thomas, or J. Stewart?? And one WR..Housh(good matchup but he’s killing me), Meachem, B. Edwards, or Manningham? CIN D or DAL D? Thanks. Happy Turkey Day.

      • Brandon 3:32 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Mendenhall, Housh (just hope he gets one of his big yardage or touchdown games) and Cincinnati.

    • jago 1:28 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am a little concerned with Mcnabb this week. I just picked up Alex Smith. Should I start him over Mcnabb. All common sense tells me no, but the way that the skins held him down last time, I am not sure

      • Brandon 7:54 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I know common sense (and a lot of other experts) tell you to go with McNabb, I’m leaning towards Alex Smith actually. The Jaguars defense is a heck of a lot worse than the Redskins at slowing down opposing quarterbacks and the last time McNabb faced Washington, he had one of his worst games of the season. I know the Eagles will throw a lot, but I’m thinking the 49ers will as well and Smith could be in for one of his three touchdown games.

    • Lindsay 2:40 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO I am concerned about all my positions this week. I have Romo as my QB and he has been seriously lacking the past 2 weeks. My B/U is Orton, but I don’t really want to play him either. I could pick up Hasselback or A. Smith?

      Also for receivers, I need 3, I have Colston, Smith (nyg), L. Evans, Collie, Meacham, Floyd, Bess…I can also get D. Avery of the FA list.
      For RBs I need 2…I have R. Williams(obvious), Forte, R. Cartwright…there isn’t anything on waivers or the FA list except J. Lewis, C. Taylor, K. Faulk and Buckhalter.
      I also need a flex option from the above names.
      I am in a PPR league, so that is the only consolation for Forte since he catches passes more than he runs!
      And for defense I had Arizona, but am looking to pick up another one…Atlanta or Seattle? THX a bunch!

      • Brandon 8:00 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to this before the Thursday games Lindsay, but who did you end up playing? I’d start Rock Cartwright over Matt Forte if that is an option. At receiver, go with Marques Colston and Donnie Avery if you can get him still (I’m assuming you already played Steve Smith? For your flex spot, go with Matt Forte and hope he has another 8 catch, 120 yard performance to compliment his 30 yards or so he gets on the ground. For your defense, go with Seattle against Kyle Boller and the Rams for sure.

        • Lindsay 1:04 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          No problem…I know you guys are busy…Thx for the response though. I did end up playing ROmo and thankfully he did well. I also played Smith. I picked up Avery but couldn’t get him in my lineup in time, so hopefully both Meacham and Colston pull some good numbers, cause those are the other WRs I have in my lineup besides Smith. I also used Seattle, so we’ll see how that goes too. Thx

  • Brandon 4:50 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 5: Pierre Garcon makes the list 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week five, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) As always, I’ve tried to leave the most obvious picks off the list, such as Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne’s scheduled abuse of the Titans secondary on Sunday night, so that I can save space for players that might have you scratching your head a little more. Anyways, here is your hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Troub. 9:23 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I actually disagree with you concerning the Matt Ryan advice, for one major reason: Atlanta had a bye week. Matt Ryan has already proven himself to be a master student in the film room, and he’s had plenty of time to study up on the SF defense. Add this to the fact that 60% of teams coming off a bye week win, regardless of home-field advantage, and I’m comfortable putting Ryan in at QB.

      • Brandon 9:40 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll see, but he’s still averaging only 216 yards per game and unless he gets a couple of touchdowns, his numbers might not be quite what you’re expecting. I’m not saying to bench him (see the introduction), but there’s no reason to automatically put him in your lineup if you have a better alternative.

      • Brandon 10:05 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like you were right in a big way! Not sure anyone would have predicted the complete dominance of the 49ers defense though.

    • Wolf 10:16 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seeing as how Randy Moss is up against a wall in this next game, I have an interesting choice to make. Do I keep him in assuming he’ll get a big play or two and come out with decent points or do I put in Mike Sims-Walker who is looking quite consistent so far?

      • Brandon 8:36 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a tough one there. Who are your other receivers?

        • Wolf 1:51 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Steve Smith (NYG), Wes Welker, Hines Ward (all starting along side Moss) – Sims-Walker is on the bench.

        • southwick 2:05 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Wow Wolf, thats crazy. I have the exact same WR core, and the exact same debate – Welker (only 3 WR). I am as of now starting Moss/Smith/Walker, w/ H. Ward on the Bench. Personally my big question is whether to start Ward or Moss.

        • Wolf 8:28 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I benched Ward last week and played Vincent Jackson.. and of course Ward had a great game over 100 yards.. and Jackson was a bit of a flop. I’ve played Ward every other game and love his consistency. I’ll probably go with Moss knowing that he can definitely find the endzone on big plays and even though most of the balls will go to the others.. there will definitely be a few getting through to him. (I just can’t let there be a chance that Moss has a great game on my bench!)

        • DMANSTER 8:58 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Is Steve Smith (NYG) still a solid start assuming he be covered by one of the best DB’s in the league ( Namdi Asumgha) and with Manning nursing his foot?

      • Brandon 9:00 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Moss, Ward, Steve Smith and Mike Sims-Walker. No need to play both New England receivers when they’re taking on one of the top defenses in the NFL…plus Sims-Walker has been great so far.

    • Mal 1:59 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, I have posed this question to you Brandon earlier to which you gave a great answer, but now with Marshall on your Miss list and his potentnial replacement changing from Gage to Britt, still start Marshall ahead of Kenny Britt.

      Starting Jacobs+Burner this week (as usual). Although falcons facing tough 49ers running D, no need to replace him with Hightower? Too risky i believe? Cheers! Mal.

      • Brandon 9:18 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Marshall has a tough matchup, I still like him more than Kenny Britt this week, as he’s more likely to find the endzone.

        As for your running backs, stick with Jacobs and Turner, who has WAY more upside than Hightower does on any given week, even if the matchup isn’t quite as good.

        • jay 7:30 pm on October 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          miamis on bye why would you start marshall?

          • Brandon 9:14 am on October 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            You might if it was 2009…which is when this post was written 🙂

    • Matt 7:15 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      do people not realize that garcon is mannings number 3 guy……i agree about holmes and jackson but what about T.O vs. cleveland he has had a rough start but cleveland isn’t necessarily the strongest team out there

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think people realize Garcon is Manning’s number three guy…in fact he shares that role with Austin Collie. As I mention in the introduction of the post, I try to list some names of players who might be causing people to debate whether to play them or not, not list guys who they’re going to start no matter if I list them or not (Reggie Wayne, etc.)

    • J.J. 9:48 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in hot water when it comes to RB’s this week. While I do have Adrian Peterson (must start against the Rams), I have Bradshaw, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, and Donald Brown and don’t know which 2 out of that crew to start. Am I just going to have a rough week?

      • Brandon 11:36 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        While he was nursing a foot/ankle injury all week, I think Ahmad Bradshaw should be a safe play with a solid matchup (just check up on him on game day to ensure he plays.) As for the other spot, they all have tough match-ups (Smith – PIT, Brown – TEN, and Williams – NYJ.) I’d go with Ricky Williams and hope he can find the endzone.

        • J.J. 7:22 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, Brandon! Keep up the good work!

    • Rick Gershman 10:31 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Brandon. Thanks for the great work. I have Brady and Big Ben, and I’ve keep starting Brady while Ben edges him every week, so I’m definitely going with Ben this time. If you don’t mind, tell me what you think of this: I have to start three WRs this week, and I have Boldin, Santonio, Sims-Walker and Garcon (and that’s not even considering Sidney Rice on my bench). Am I totally crazy for considering starting Garcon over one of the other three? S-W has been money every week, and Boldin and Santonio have great matchups, but… I just get the feeling Garcon will have a day that will far exceed one of those guys. :-0

      • Brandon 11:40 am on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would stick to your starters there, with Boldin, Holmes and Sims-Walker. While Garcon and the rest of the Indy has a great match-up with Tennessee, the only guy I would consider sitting for him would be Santonio Holmes, but he also has a great match-up this week and is also on the “hit” list. If Garcon blows up this week, you will have a tougher decision to make in the future, but I think for now you’re save with your big 3.

        As for the QB position, this would be a great week to start Big Ben over Brady, but I think going forward you’re going to still want Brady in there in most cases and his numbers should continue to improve all season.

    • David 2:40 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have forte + rodgers on byes, Im starting big ben for rodgers and mendenhall for forte pick 1 rb westbrook,benson, or lynch. Also is playing s. holmes risky already starting 2 steelers. I also have sims-walker b. marshall thanks for your input

      • Matt 4:07 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Westbrook is healthy and will likely have his way with the terrible TB run defense, so I’d start him over almost anyone this week. I wouldn’t worry about starting three Steelers, since you picked the right three. 🙂

    • Rob 8:19 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can only start 2 receivers and one receiver or running back. I am currently starting Moss and Sims-Walker and Coffee in the receiver/running back position. I’ve got Crotchery and Garcon on the bench. Thoughts on Crotchery? He’s been solid every week but the rookie QB and the new receiver makes me nervous.

      • DMANSTER 9:03 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Cotchery has been solid for me and it seems he and Sanchez have that “chemistry”. Success with edwards remains to be seen but I think it could open up the doors further for Cotchery since many pass defenses may key on Edwards.

      • Brandon 8:57 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re feeling a bit risky, you might actually start Pierre Garcon, who has a great match-up against the Titans. Cotchery should do alright, but with Braylon Edwards coming to town, it’ll be interesting to see the impact on Cotchery. Either way though, Cotchery or Garcon should put up solid stats for your team. Do you need to bench Moss (Randy or Santana?) or Sims-Walker to play Cotchery or Garcon though?

    • DMANSTER 8:59 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Is Steve Smith (NYG) still a solid start assuming he be covered by one of the best DB’s in the league ( Namdi Asumgha) and with Manning nursing his foot?

      • DFonz 10:31 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yes Smith is a definate start no questions about it.

      • Brandon 8:53 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Unless you have Reggie Wayne, Chad Ochocinco and Andre Johnson as your other receivers, you most likely want to keep Steve Smith in there.

    • DFonz 10:28 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Randy Moss and Brandon Marshall I am having trouble figuring out who to start. Can yall give me and advice to help me out?

      • Brandon 8:52 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, great receivers…just with bad matchups this week. I’d go with Randy Moss as he’s more likely to be used in redzone situations. Marshall has to score on long passing plays as the team goes to the running backs near the goal-line, however, the Patriots are great at preventing long scoring plays by receivers this year.

        • DFonz 8:53 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice and yeah this is a pretty bad match up.

    • Andrew 11:27 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m kind of in a bind at running backs this week but i have AP in first spot but im in a fit on who to put second Fred Jackson or Bradshaw. Also should i start Santana Moss or put Cotchery in for him?

      • DFonz 1:40 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going with Fred Jackson myself hes been reliable and I do not care if Lynch is back it’s going to be Jackson all the way

      • Brandon 8:49 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Bradshaw is a bit risky given that he’s recovering from a foot/ankle injury, so go with Fred Jackson.

        In terms of your receiver question, go with Santana Moss until you know how the Braylon Edwards experiment goes down in New York (and how it affects Cotchery.)

    • Chainmover 11:37 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey! Need 2 – Harrison, Rice, Portis
      – SSmith(NYG), Megatron, Sims-Walker

      • DFonz 1:44 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To easy Smith and walker

      • Brandon 8:47 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You can only play two of those guys? I agree with DFonz, go with Steve Smith and Mike Sims-Walker.

    • TIm Foley 1:26 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im thinking of starting steve breaston over slaton. i think he will be large aspect of the cardinals offense this week, but what do you think? will slaton put up more points against a stingy cardinals run-d. or will breaston rack up the catch yard points in a leauge with a point per ten yards

      • DFonz 1:42 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Slayton no brainer. A lot of people think Arizona is going to do great but Warner is hurt and so is breaston. Warner is going to get about 250 yds, 2 TD’s if he stays in the game. I dont see him going past the half

      • Brandon 8:44 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with DFonz, go with Slaton. I think he’ll have a good game this week as he tries to make up for his performance last week (before he was benched, not the touchdowns afterwards.)

    • Amir 2:00 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Start Tim Hightower or Jerome Harrison? Standard scoring no ppr

    • Jim 7:15 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Santana Moss or Cotchery?

      • Brandon 8:42 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Santana Moss this week and see how Cotchery does with Braylon Edwards in town now to determine future weeks.

    • SFonz 11:31 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help. Can start 2RB’s, 2WR’s and 1 Flex from:

      RB’s: DWill, Mendenhall, Rice, Choice, Moreno
      WR’s: R Wayne, S Smith, M Sims-Walker, Nate Burleson, A Bryant

      Thinking DWill and Mendenhall, Wayne and Walker…who for flex?

      • Brandon 8:22 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the guys you mentioned, plus Steve Smith (no matter which version it is…NYG or CAR)

    • John 1:32 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which two out of the following should I play (atleast one WR)?
      Santana Moss, Mike Sims Walker, Tashard Choice, and Cadillac Williams

      • Brandon 8:21 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mike Sims-Walker and Santana Moss.

      • Brandon 10:19 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you heard the news on Sims-Walker early enough to get him out of your lineup!

    • Dee M 10:53 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help….Steven or Fred Jackson this week. Steven (tough Run D), Fred (how many touches?)

    • SFonz 11:04 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John – Sims-Walker over S Moss, Choice or Williams…easy choice.

    • Jeff 11:17 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      starting schaub over big ben this week….3rd wr/te spot up in the air….Roddy White vs SF or plug in Owen Daniels vs Ariz?

      • Brandon 10:18 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you went with Roddy White…what a game!

    • Jack 11:48 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jerome Harrison or Glen Coffee? Nate Burleson or Pierre Garcon?

    • Paul 3:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yo… your hit Desean Jackson has a goose egg late in the third quarter… not so much trusting the blog now!

      • Brandon 4:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, somehow Jeremy Maclin is stealing all of the thunder! Great game for McNabb though, returning from his injury.

    • Brandon 10:18 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Come on Pierre, you’re making me look bad! However, don’t score too many points, as you’re the only player left on a team that I’m playing this week (where I’m currently up by 15 points or so.)

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