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  • Brandon 9:18 am on September 22, 2011 Permalink
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    Anyone affected by the late change in Hakeem Nicks’ stats (as well as Eli Manning’s) from week 2? It helped one of my teams…but I still lost by about 50 🙁

     
    • Lindsay 9:29 am on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I benched him because I was too afraid to take the chance he might not play. I moved Dwayne Bowe from W/R into Nicks’ spot and moved Fred Jackson from the bench into the W/R spot, which ended up being a genius move!

    • BrianG 10:25 am on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Just found your site yesterday, good stuff. I have trade bait. 12 team/standard 2wr, 2rb + wr/rb flex. I have qbs=Stafford+Ryan, rbs=McCoy, Run DMC, Tate, Felix, Jacobs, Brown, wr=M.Williams(tb), Britt, Ocho, Ford, Nelson, te=Winslow, d=Bears, k=P.Canon. I drafted Stafford and Tate with the idea to possibly trade, now I’m thinking that trading away Stafford might be dumb and I may want to go after Foster somehow. The Foster owner does not have many pieces that I’m high on…but I am a little shaky cause my bench wr’s are not starting caliber and many of my players are injury prone. Advise?

    • Matt 4:06 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start Aaron Rodgers (@Chi) or Cam Newton (@Jac) this week?

  • Brandon 10:57 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 6 FAIL – It ain't easy bein' receive-y 

    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’s list is headlined by a group of young, top-tier receivers who were gaurenteed to be in starting line-ups after their performances last week. Let me just throw a couple numbers at you…

    Week 5
    – Miles Austin: 9 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
    – Malcom Floyd: 8 catches, 213 yards, 1 TD
    – Hakeem Nicks: 12 catches, 130 yards, 2 TD
    Total: 39 catches, 509 yards, 4 TD

    Week 6
    – Miles Austin: 2 catches, 12 yards
    – Malcom Floyd: 2 catches, 15 yards
    – Hakeem Nicks: 3 catches, 8 yards
    Total: 7 catches, 35 yards

    Insane.

    Note: In case you’re interested, I made a new, master list of FAILs for the season, so check it out!

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    • Shirley 11:11 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Miles Austin would’ve had a ton of yards and a touchdown but that got called back because of a penalty. And Floyd got injured.

      • Brandon 11:14 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I mention the Floyd injury on the list. Just shows the inconsistency at the WR position sometimes I guess!

      • Sloth 12:01 pm on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Austins stats would have been about 65 yards and a score.
        not stellar but not bad either.
        its his own fault though. he was flagged for offensive PI.

    • Squish 2:15 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This week in my money league, I faced the team tied with mine for first meaning the game was for sole first place.

      I had Scobee versus a team with TEN def and I had a 12 point lead. I lost by half a point 122.48 to 122.98 because of the titans last sack on the last Jacksonville drive with 51 seconds remaining in the game. FML.

      • Brandon 2:51 pm on October 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Probably wouldn’t have happened if Jags didn’t call unnecessary time out at end and allow Titans to score. They could have run out the clock 🙂 However, that last minute CJ touchdown made me win a league, so I’m pretty pumped about that!

        • DFonz001 11:27 am on October 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Having trouble. I have Patrick Crayton and Roy Williams (Currntly in a WR slot) dont know who to start there. Plus I have Le Sean McCoy at running back and Matt Forte in my flex. I m thinking whould I take out McCoy entirely put Forte in RB slot and shove Crayton in my flex or leave the running backs alone and just swap out Crayton and Williams. At TE I have gates and dont know how hes going to do plus Chris Cooley is my back up and hes got a concussion, dont know if I sould pick up another TE. And lastly should I drop Austin Collie entirely and pick up a WR now that there are some decent ones? Need some advice Brandon.

          My line up:
          QB AARON ROGERS
          WR ROY WILLIMAS
          WR BRANDON LLOYD
          RB LE SEAN MCCOY
          RB MICHAEL TURNER
          TE ANTONIO GATES
          W/R MATT FORTE

          BENCH:
          CHRISH COOLEY
          DESEAN JACKSON
          PATRICK CRAYTON
          BYE LADANIAN TOMLINSON
          BYE AUSTIN COLLIE

  • Brandon 11:36 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink
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    In case you were curious, I just benched Hakeem Nicks in a league. I'm a bit wo… 

    In case you were curious, I just benched Hakeem Nicks in a league. I’m a bit worried about his questionable status and I have no other options after 4:15 if he’s a last minute scratch. I replaced him with Legedu Naanee, so hopefully I don’t lose too much, but it’s something you might consider if you’re not the risk taker!

     
    • TJ 12:18 pm on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So…. is it totally crazy today to start Brandon Jackson instead of Arian Foster? I was thinking the Pack would be up early vs the Bill’s marshmallow defense, and the second half would be run, run, run……. and I can’t believe the ‘Skins will let Foster run all over them. I made the mistake last week of playing too conservative and benching Foster (idiotic..) at the last minute, got lucky and won anyway, but don’t want to feel like an idiot two weeks in a row.

      • Brandon 12:26 pm on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Still liking Foster more than Jackson this week, but not by much. If you’re up for a little more risk, you might go with B-Jax, who could have a higher ceiling based on his pass catching skills. Both are solid plays though. Good luck!

      • Matt 12:58 pm on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Benching Foster after last week’s performance would be insanity, especially given the fact that Jackson hasn’t proven anything in his career yet.

    • TJ 12:33 am on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So I played Foster, but now I suppose I need to start thinking twice about leaving Jahvid Best on my bench…..unreal.

      • Brandon 8:21 am on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Best has 4 touchdowns on just 98 yards rushing!!! He seems pretty solid in the passing game though, with 14 receptions and 170 yards in just two games. He’s a monster in PPR leagues and I guess you have to start him, as long as you don’t care about his rushing yard totals 🙂 I wish I had him…

      • Dan 12:31 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in a NFL.com standard league (no PPR, no flex slot, teams have to start 2 RBs and 3 WRs) and I had the very good problem of trying to figure out who to start at RB between Frank Gore, Arian Foster, Jahvid Best, and DeAngelo Williams… I went with Gore and Foster, and it was tough to see Best blow up on my bench.

        The trickier position for me is WR – I have Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, Percy Harvin, Santana Moss, and Dwayne Bowe. Not really happy with their output thus far but not 100% ready to pull the trigger on trading/dropping any of them, either.

    • Brandon 8:23 am on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Most of the way through the game last night I thought I made the right move by benching Nicks, but in the end it was the wrong move. Lame. Hopefully he’s fine next week and I won’t have to worry about it…

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

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week 15. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis. We’re coming down to crunch-time now, with the playoffs starting/continuing in nearly every league out there at this point, so hopefully you don’t have to rely too much on the players listed here. As usual, good luck to everyone as you try to get one step closer to that league championship!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanks for your help!!

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

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

  • Brandon 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!

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