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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 10:20 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink
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    Late round flyers 

    Just mentioned it in a tweet, but here are a couple names to consider towards the end of the draft when it seems everyone is doing their own thing and there isn’t as much competition for players:

    QB Sam Bradford – not getting as much love as I would expect at this point, could end up with numbers similar to guys going five rounds or so ahead of him
    RB Thomas Jones – solid backup numbers, doesn’t get hurt very often and is one injury from starting
    WR Nate Burleson – if Stafford improves, Burleson will be benefactor
    TE Aaron Hernandez – almost feel confident using him as his your starting TE, but you can snag him late as a great backup
    WR Jacoby Ford – should be top receiving option on Raiders, but kickoff rule change hurts his value in return yard leagues
    WR Steve Smith (both of them) – just seem to be available deep in the draft where their upside is worth the low risk
    DEF Detroit – maybe I’m giving them too much credit based on their dominance of the Patriots in preseason game, but they should get plenty of sacks and pressure on QB, which could mean interceptions and fumbles too

     
    • Brandon 10:24 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon Gibson was on the list previously, but he’s been hurt recently and I’m not sure what is going on with the Rams receiving corps at this point!

  • Brandon 1:26 pm on August 10, 2011 Permalink
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    This morning’s fantasy football updates 

    Just some updates from this morning while scanning through Google Reader…

     
    • Kevin 3:19 am on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, I’ve been monitoring the St. Louis Rams WR situation a lot recently from their camp reports, but I was wondering what your opinion was on how the landscape of their WRs will look like. Is Donnie Avery still a starter, and how will MSW fit in? What about the potential of Danario Alexander?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        At this point the WR situation in St. Louis is a little murky. This is what the Yahoo! Rams Report says:

        “Battle Of The Week: WR Mike Sims-Walker and others for jobs. Sims-Walker is the newcomer and in a competition with several receivers for roster spots. With only six jobs likely available, the battle will be intense among Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson(notes), Danario Alexander, Mardy Gilyard(notes), rookies Austin Pettis and Greg Salas and Dominique Curry”

        Personally, I’m pretty confident that Sims-Walker will carve out a starting job and Amendola will continue to be solid out of the slot (good for PPR leagues mostly.) As for the other starter though, it could be Avery if he gets healthy…or Alexander (also if he gets healthy) or Gibson. If you’re drafting any of these guys, they’re your WR3 at best and most likely a wait and see candidate. Hopefully it clears up a bit through the preseason games.

      • Brandon 1:56 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, and the latest news is that Mark Clayton will most likely be re-signing with the team…just to make things a little more interesting 🙂

        • Robin Palm 6:05 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          My take is that MSW was decently productive with the JAX poo poo platter throwing to him, a good QB like bradford will be able to get him the ball. Avery is a perfect slot, while MSW is a taller threat.

      • Kevin 3:43 am on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for clearing up some of my confusion guys, now I have a question regarding my fantasy squad. I am lacking a 3WR for my team which now is Jordy Nelson, who has lost his sleeper appeal since James Jones resigned. I have been eyeing some WR in my league’s Fa that I believe are potential breakout candidates. Arrelious Benn TB, Emannuel Sanders PIT, and Steve Smith/Jason Avant(mainly because of Maclin’s questionable health). Our WR spots can also be TEs too, so I have been looking at Lance Kendricks STL as well as the two TE on Baltimore, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. Which one of these WR/Te do you guys see as having the greatest potential for fantasy impact? Thanks once again!

        • Matt 6:03 pm on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I like Benn and Sanders and see them both as essentially the same kind of high-risk, high-reward player. Either one is worth a shot and I can’t say that I prefer one over the other. I definitely think they’re the two best options of the players you listed.

    • LegendsFantasyLeagues 4:03 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Here at Legends were definitely seeing Owen Daniels as a great TE to pick up this year. Actually here at Legendsfantasyleagues we think of him more as a Ben Coates type player. Why you ask him yourself, as you play him head to head in fantasy football!dont

  • Brandon 3:33 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Random fantasy football musings 

    Buying

    • Ray Rice should be awesome this year with Willis McGahee out of town and a new fullback leading the way (the same one that led the way for Arian Foster last year!)
    • I’m hearing that Raiders running back Darren McFadden is tearing it up at training camp so far. Michael Bush should still be in town and will take some of his carries, but this is McFadden’s job to lose.
    • With receiver Steve Smith a free agent at the moment who is returning from fairly serious surgery, Giants WR Mario Manningham is someone to look at for your WR3 spot (if he drops that far!) He would probably make a solid WR2 as well.
    • Is it crazy to think Tarvaris Jackson may have a decent season? He’s got Sidney Rice, big Mike Williams, Zach Miller and John Carlson to throw to. I’d prefer Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel or Sam Bradford, but still, someone to consider as a backup QB option if you’re in dire need.

    Up in the air

    • Not yet drinking the Shonn Greene Kool-aid. Rex Ryan claims they’ll feature a heavy dose of Greene, but I think we’ve heard that before. He’s a RB2 at most.
    • Same goes for Beanie Wells. Just because Tim Hightower is out of town, I’m still not ready to believe in him. Jury is still out though and he could end up changing my mind.

    Selling

    • WR Jacoby Ford was one of my big sneaky picks, but his broken hand scares me. He’ll be ready in time for the regular season, but keep an eye on him during the preseason games to see if he gets any playing time.
    • Chris Johnson’s hold out is worrisome. I guess if you get his backup to start the year you might be alright, but I prefer a guy who I know will start from week 1 (e.g. AP, Rice, Charles, etc.) Plus, I had CJ last year and he didn’t light the world on fire enough to demand the top pick this year.
    • I was hoping that people would forget about Jermichael Finley after missing most of last season with an injury, but it doesn’t seem that way. With a lack of top-tier tight ends this year (most of the top guys seem to be fading a bit) Finley could get drafted way above of your price range.
     
    • grizz 5:24 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, very useful.

    • Chris 2:07 am on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Rice, McFadden and Manningham. My only concern with Rice is that he had surgury I believe on his knee during the offseason. Either way I like the addition of a top FB to clear his way.

    • Jake 9:45 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Beanie. He is a bust this year.

    • Hawgman 10:38 am on August 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Every year I draft a RB in the first 2 rounds and every year that RB has a season ending injury within the first 3 games of the season. I would love to have Run-DMC on my roster again this year, but being a life-long Razorback’s fan, I just don’t know if I should curse by boy like that. Maybe I’ll take Ingram – he played for Abalamma…. ;-P

  • Brandon 9:46 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Depends on your league rules, but if you’re in a keeper league, this is the time to be scooping up potential prospects for next season! Maybe Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy strike your fancy? Maybe you think the Raiders bring in a better quarterback and Jacoby Ford becomes a consistent fantasy force? Whatever your thoughts, make a move on the waiver wire this week before you lose your chance!

     
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