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  • Brandon 9:09 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 14: Who's Starting Vince Young in the Playoffs? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week fourteen. 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. This week we start off with a few quarterbacks who’s play has improved dramatically over the next few weeks. Early in the season, did you ever imagine starting Alex Smith or Vince Young (or Bruce Gradkowski?) in the playoffs? Me neither.

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    • e-roc 9:39 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      *whew* Limped into the playoffs with 3 straight L’s but still managed to secure a Bye week.

      My QB situation has been a crap shoot because I own McNabb, VY, and Alex Smith. Who do I start this week? Purely based on match-ups, I want to start VY…

      • s 2 da a L 1:52 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was 7-2 and tied for first – 4 straight losses has made me the 5th seed.. guys are just not performing :/

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to sit McNabb against a Giants defense that just got lit up by Tony Romo. Plus, if you actually look at the last few games the Rams of played, they haven’t been all that bad against the pass (shut down Hasselbeck and Cutler.) Stick with McNabb.

        • e-roc 3:46 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ll stick with McNabb… My team has under-performed for 3 straight weeks. Not looking good…

    • Mark 12:00 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Best week 14 flex play?
      Sidney Rice vs CIN
      Joseph Addai vs. DEN
      Jamaal Charles vs BUF

      • Tommy 10:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jamaal Charles, definitely.

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy here, go with Jamaal Charles. The Bills are the worst team in the league at stopping the run.

    • TJ 2:19 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys – First off, thanks for helping me win my division, you guys are the best.

      Wanted to know your thoughts on my playoff roster:
      – At RB I have SJax, Wells, Charles, F Jackson, & Forsett. Thinking about swapping someone for Harrison, as a posible week 15 option should something happen (like SJax’s back finally caving in). Maybe FredJack, or Forsett if it looks like they’ll be sticking to Jones….?
      – At WR, Welker, Austin, Ocho, SimsWalker, Smith(NYG). Meacham is available. Worth swapping one for him – will Ocho shine again?
      – D/ST – GB & CIN, who do you like going forward? (can also grab DEN, CAR, ARI)
      And for the rest:
      – TE – Witten & Shiancoe
      – K is always the flavor of the week, and Q is Brees.

      Big question about whether I’m safer carrying 2 QBs in case Brees gets hurt (would grab Smith), but I’d have to drop something (probably the extra D/ST, hard to part with the others) Are there 2 D’s worth carrying, or do you think I can safely stick with one (probably GB this week, at least)

      Thanks!

      I’m thinking

      • TJ 2:21 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also – Garcon is available too….

        • TJ 2:47 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          …And I the Ravens DEF too, just swapped CIN for them

        • e-roc 8:12 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You’re pretty stacked at WR.. They’re all #1’s on their respective teams. At this point, the only guy I would consider swapping is Steve Smith (NYG) for Meachem since he plays for an offensive juggernaut.

        • Brandon 3:45 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Not sure Garcon is worth the add with the Colts about to clinch home field advantage through the playoffs and Peyton Manning seeing a drop in playing time.

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It might not be a huge upgrade, but feel free to drop Forsett for Harrison. At least you’re assured he’ll get some carries. At wide receiver, I agree with E-Roc on Steve Smith. He hasn’t found the endzone a whole lot lately and actually has some pretty bad match-ups down the stretch (PHI, WAS, CAR.) I like Witten at tight end and love the Packers defense this week against Jay “Interception Machine” Cutler.

    • DJ 12:03 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      warner or A. smith this week

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although there are some hip injury worries, Kurt Warner should be good to go on Monday and with the weapons he has at receiver, you have to start him over Alex Smith. This will all change if you find out that Warner is looking less likely to play later in the week, but for now plan on starting the old man.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:41 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • Javier 7:23 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 RB 2 WR 1 Flex: MJD, McGahee, Addai, Rock Cartwright; Randy Moss, Steve Smith (NYG), Sid Rice, Britt and Maclin (will go if I get Meachem off waivers).

      Although Miami is great against the run, MJD can still receive some passes, he should remain #1… I think the Colts will start resting starters, and Denver is quite tough for Addai. Cartwright will get a million touches and might score 0 TDs… and McGahee could score 3 in 3 carries! Oh boy…

      For WRs I am only positive about Moss… Steve Smith *might* be ok against Brown and Samuel… it seems Young can throw the ball, so Britt has potential to wreck the Rams. I don’t like Rice against the Bengals and Maclin was dissapointing.

      PD: Hoping to pick up Heap and Ravens to replace Olsen and Vikings… Baltimore’s schedule is pretty soft for the rest of the season.

      • Brandon 3:55 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jones-Drew and Cartwright (and hope he gets lucky against a bad Oakland run defense.) At receiver go with Moss, Britt (worth a gamble) and either Meachem or Smith, depending on if you got Meachem.

    • Dennis 4:23 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 WR 2 RB 2 Flex: Sims Walker, Roddy White, T.O., Smith(NYG), Smith(Car), Crabtree, Chambers, Mike Wallace, Pierre Thomas, Ganther (starting against OAK), and Hightower.

      I was thinking Wallace might have a good game if Ward doesn’t play. KC doesn’t have a good pass defense so TO might have a break game.

      I’m pretty sure with Thomas and Ganther but Hightower is a good goal line back.
      Please help me out.

      • Dennis 3:06 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also have Chris Brown.

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        WR – Sims-Walker, T.O., White
        RB – PT and Ganther
        Flex – Steve Smith (CAR) and Mike Wallace

        I’m starting Mike Wallace tonight I think, especially if Hines Ward isn’t playing. If ward starts, you might consider swapping him for Steve Smith (NYG) though.

    • Ted Anderson 5:21 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start? Vince Young vs Stloy or Hasselback vs Houston?

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Vince Young’s match-up, but I think Hasselbeck is the safer bet. If you’re a gambling man, try your luck with Young though.

    • James 2:01 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Im having a tough time deciding who to start this week at WR and QB…

      At QB I have Romo and Smith, and I was dead set on Romo until I read this article…

      At WR, ( in a league where we can start 5) I have
      Sims-Walker (vs MIA)
      Desean Jackson (vs NYG)
      Andre Johnson (vs. Sea)
      Santonio Holmes (vs. CLE)
      Kenny Britt( vs.STL)
      Pierre Garcon( vs. DEN)

      Britt has been lighting people up lately and so has Garcon. I’m afraid to bench Holmes because of Cleveland’s horrible defense. I need some major help her guys.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 4:40 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, didn’t mean to make you second guess yourself, but you’re good to go with Romo anyways. He’s coming off two good performances in a row and plays a Chargers defense that just got beat up by the Browns of all teams.

        At wide receiver, you might bench Kenny Britt, even if he has been playing well lately with Vince Young. If he doesn’t catch touchdowns in two of the last three games, he finishes with pretty bad numbers actually, so he’s a gamble.

    • Tony 2:46 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Greetings!  I’m having a tough time week, finally moved into 4th in our standings, and working to protect that spot and make a team good enough to give some of our overpowered teams a run for their money come weeks 15-17 and I could use some assistance.  Here’s my lineup.

      QB:
      QB: Peyton Manning
      WR: Larry Fitzgerald
      WR: Marques Colston
      RB: Jamaal Charles
      RB: Cedric Benson
      TE: Heath Miller
      W/T: Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R: Jason Avant
      W/R: Kenny Britt

      On the bench:
      QB: Mark Sanchez
      RB: Mike Bell
      RB: Brandon Jacobs

      Last week I finally benched Jacobs having moved in Britt into my lineup instead, figuring it was finally time, and it really came back to bite me.  I’ve got one empty spot on my roster and would be more than willing to make some moves should there be some options deemed better.  There are few availabilities at the QB position (Gradkowski, Boller, Moore being really the only real choices..and not necessarily good ones.)  TE Miller’s stock has certainly fallen in the last few weeks, and I’m wondering if Scaife, Finley or Carlson might not be better choices here? (All are available.)  Also, I’m not sure about WRs in the next few weeks, since Bess, Breaston, Bryant and Devin Thomas are all available.

      Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?

      • Brandon 4:51 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a little confused about the empty QB spot you mention. I’m assuming you obviously want to pick up a quarterback and plug him in there. Is Chad Henne or Ryan Fitzpatrick available? I like them more than the guys you mention. If not, then I guess I’d go with Bruce Gradkowski (even though he’s one of my “misses” this week) and hope he continues where he left off last week.

        With DeSean Jackson most likely playing, I’d plug in Brandon Jacobs for Jason Avant as well.

        Finally, stick with Heath Miller, who is my tight end “hit” this week.

        • Tony 6:34 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for not clarifying that empty spot. I had Sanchez in there previously, and he’s hurt this week. Henne and Fitzpatrick are both already taken as well. 2 QBs and 12 people make for slim QB pickings…

          Starters Available at QB:
          Gradkowski
          Moore
          Boller
          Freeman

        • Brandon 6:07 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Stick with Gradkowski. Moore is an enticing option considering how bad the Patriots defense has been lately, but they’re playing at home and should be a lot better against the Panthers (considering they only have to cover one receiver!)

    • JMOST 9:03 am on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John M says:

      Hi:

      I need some help. Playoff round(1) 2 week format standard scoring.
      RB1 Johnson & RB2 Charle is set.
      Flex (LT, Fred. Jackson, Ganther or K. Smith)
      WR1 Wayne?_bad Match up & may Colts may rest players. , WR2 & Flex (MSW-D, White-Q, Mason, Smith NY, Britt_”VY -Q”).
      Finally:
      Do I pick up a back up QB for Rodgers (Smith & Young is avaliable). I have 2 _Kickers. Hartley & Gostkowski). Hartley will have better weather conditions. and 2 TEs (Celek I Shiancoe). Who would you drop?

      What do you think, thanks
      jm

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

        Go with Mason as your WR2 and LT in the flex spot.

        In terms of picking up a backup quarterback, there really isn’t a whole lot of season left and you won’t be benching Rodgers unless he gets hurt (knock on wood.) If you’re going to drop anyone, I guess you could drop Gostkowski, since you probably don’t need him anymore with Hartley playing now.

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

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week thirteen. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis. With the playoffs rapidly approaching (only one week of the regular season left in my two main leagues,) many teams out there are probably in a “must win” situation this week. Hopefully some of the players below can get you a much needed victory and give you a chance at that championship trophy (or pride, cash, whatever else you get for winning a fantasy football league.) Anyways, let’s get to the waiver wire picks for this week, starting with a few wide receivers that could help your cause… (More …)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        I also have Antonio Bryant.

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

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

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

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

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

      Any thoughts?

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

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

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

      I’m sharing in Duncan’s dilemma…

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

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

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

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

      Hi, I would really appreciate some help….

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanks for the help!

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

      Cartwright or Norwood?

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

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

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

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

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

        Great team (besides Cutler,) by the way.

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

      Hey Brandon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brandon 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 9:32 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 11: The Replacements 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eleven. 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. This week we start off with a number of backup running backs who could have some immediate fantasy impact due to injuries to starters Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, Clinton Portis and Julius Jones.

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    • Shirley 11:03 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have both Michael Turner and Cedric Benson in the same league. I’m dropping Crabtree (5th WR) and considering picking up Snelling (ATL) or B. Scott (CIN). I could also drop the Cardinals D/ST since I also have the Colts D/ST so that I can get both Snelling and Scott. I have Ryan Grant on the bench but I would hate to have Snelling and Scott snatched up before I get a shot at them. So should I drop Crabtree and Cardinals D/ST for the two RBs? And who has a better chance of starting in place of the team’s RB stud?

      • Brandon 11:49 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab both of them if I were you. I think Snelling has the biggest chance to produce right away, as I think Turner has the worse injury of the two. However, if Jerious Norwood returns, Snelling loses some value.

        • Shirley 11:54 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. Hope I get them both!

        • Shirley 2:23 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Should I be at all worried about Larry johnson starting on Sunday for the Bengals? I thought I had read a tweet about LJ not being active this week but I wasn’t sure if I was just mistaken.

        • Squish 12:28 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          “Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that if Johnson signed with the team, he would be inactive on game days and become the Bengals’ No. 4 running back behind Benson, Scott and Brian Leonard.” Source ESPN

          Anyway, don’t sweat Benson as I’m almost positive he will start on Sunday in a great matchup against OAK. Nevertheless, given how hard Benson has been pushed this year, it probably wouldn’t hurt to pick Scott for insurance purposes.

          Did you end up dropping the Cardinals? I’d suggest keeping them over the Colts considering their remaining schedule. They play STL twice, DEt once and SF once in the remaining schedule.

          Also, is Forsett available in your league? I consider his value to be higher than Snellings and Scott.

        • Shirley 12:49 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Squish. I got Scott and Snelling just in case Turner and/or Benson don’t play Sunday. I did give up the Colts but I may have to consider trying to pick up the Colts again on Friday.

    • Mark 12:38 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What should I do with my current roster to get ready for the playoffs? Who should I trade? Who should I acquire? Thanks. Here is my current roster:

      Jay Cutler QB
      Matt Ryan GB
      David Garrard QB
      Larry Fitzgerald WR
      Andre Johnson WR
      Sidney Rice WR
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Ray Rice RB
      Joseph Addai RB
      Rashard Mendenhall RB
      Jamaal Charles RB
      Visanthe Shiancoe TE
      Antonio Gates TE
      John Carney K
      New Orleans DEF

      • Shirley 2:08 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, you seem to have a pretty solid roster. I guess if anything I might try to trade Rice or Sims-Walker for a better QB? Matt Ryan hasn’t been doing all that great this season, not Delhomme numbers but still. And you never know what Garrard will give you.

        • Squish 12:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d definitely try selling MSW while you have the chance. He has a horrible remaining schedule for WRs (ranked 28th) down the stretch. I’d target Palmer for a QB as he is undervalued and has a great schedule down the stretch. Roethlessberger is another great target.

          Try to setup a trade where you give up Ryan or Garrard and MSW for a decent QB and someone undervalued like Cotchery or Hester or Burleson. I like to think you can improve on two positions if you play your cards right. Plenty of people will be after MSW and not many people have grown too attached to the undervalued guys I mentioned.

    • Trevor 7:50 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys how about this for a trade i am being offered in a deep competitive(money) 14-team league.
      i am being offered Donnie Avery, Greg Jennings for matt forte.
      now i have Fitz, Smith(NYG), Knox. and then i have beanie wells, buckhalter, Fred Jackson, Betts, Forsett, Derrick Ward.
      should i pull the trigger?? any advice is good advice

      • Squish 12:49 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a toughie. Though it is sell time for Forte owners, I think you have to hang onto your RB strength no matter how rough his schedule looks down the stretch. I can’t buy into having Wells and Betts as your RB1 and RB2.

        It’s up to you though. In terms of value I think you are getting very good value for Forte. Honestly you couldn’t ask for much more. Plus Knox is virtually useless at his point so you do need a WR3. However, if you only start 2WRs you may consider staying as you are. Is there anyone available at Wr on your waiver wire. Even Chris Chambers replacing Knox would be a big enough upgrade to make the trade less ideal.

        I guess what I’m saying is that in terms of value and matchups down the stretch it’s a great trade for you. It’s simply hard for me to imagine your RB core minus Forte no matter how poor his matchups are. If I absolutely had to make a decision, I would say go for it. But keep in mind it’s a very high risk, high reward move that could make or break your team.

        • Trevor 3:08 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with you its a 1QB 2WR 2RB 1TE 1RB/WR
          i have depth at RB which is ideal in my league being so deep. only person worthy of being noted in the free agent market is Antonio Bryant, Muhammad, L. Moore. so nobody really even worth picking up.
          and i do not want to have a betts, wells combo. and even if the bears running game sucks, he gets a lot of touches no matter what and the line is gonna have a good day one of these games. and he is in the check down game cause they don’t got good WR play. i think he could have a decent rest of the season if forte can stay a part of the check down game.
          But just looking at it has a value deal i am getting my moneys worth on WR but i agree its a high risk high reward sort of think and i think i air on the side of caution.
          thanks

        • Squish 5:26 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Actually You may want to think about grabbing Antonio Bryant off waivers and dropping Knox. Knox at this point is completely useless and has averaged only an average of 34 yards and no TDs per game in his last 4 games. Bryant on the other hand is still shaking off an injury but he has upside once he returns since he is literally TB’s only WR. In the last 4 games he played he’s averaged around 50 yards and .5TDs per game. Keep in mind he’s not yet had the chance to play when Freeman starts and Freeman isn’t looking too bad. He’s not expected to play this week but he will likely be back for week 12 where you can expect a healthy WR3 performance out of him.

          Just a thought though as Bryant should still be available next week. Just a heads up that he may be worth targeting in the near future.

          As for the Betts-Wells combo, it’s a good idea to avoid it. Arizona just announced that Hightower is still far and away the starter so Wells is still kind of a question mark. After hearing that news, I think you’re making the right decision to hold off on trading Forte.

        • Rageinthecage 3:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I need help with two of the following three to play this week. Forte, Wells, Scott? Yardage league. Thanks.

      • Matt 3:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, the value’s good and it’s definitely time to trade Forte, but see if you can re-work the trade with this person to get some RB help in the deal.

    • PK 8:30 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      what should i do to prepare my team for a playoff run, i am currently in a 10 team league in first place with an 8-2 record (facing the second place team this week in a battle for first)

      QB TONY ROMO
      WR ANDRE JOHNSON
      WR VINCENT JACKSON
      RB MJD
      RB RAY RICE
      TE HEATH MILLER
      WR/TE DESEAN JACKSON
      WR/RB STEVE SMITH (NYG)
      DEF NEW ORLEANS

      BN CARSON PALMER
      BN JAMAAL CHARLES
      BN MALCOM FLOYD
      BN LESAN MCCOY
      BN NYJ DEF

      • Squish 1:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s never to early to prepare for the playoffs! The first and foremost best way to prepare for the playoffs is grabbing complementary defenses. I’d drop the Jets and pickup either Cinci or Arizona who have great matchups down the stretch. I wouldn’t recommend dropping the Saints for them but dropping the Jets for them is a smart move.

        You are looking great at QB and can play the matchup game down the stretch. Romo has a tough playoff schedule but Palmer should be solid. AJ and VJ have great matchups down the stretch though DJ and Steve Smith have a tough stretch have a rough stretch. Rice also has a tough schedule but it shouldn’t hurt him since he’s so good out of the backfield. MJD has a bit of a rough schedule too but he’s a monster so no worries.

        If I had to pick an area where you will be weak in the playoffs, it’s definitely at WR/ your flex slots. If you really want to upgrade, think about trying to trade DJ or Steve Smith for someone like Pierre Thomas or even Colston who has a very favorable playoff matchup.

        Honestly though I think you could stay as is and do well. But if you want the same team with slightly better playoff matchups consider trading one of your WRs for a good RB.

      • Brandon 12:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like a pretty solid roster to me and like Squish says, one way to get the edge is to look ahead and pick up defenses that are going to have great match-ups so you’re not fighting with people on waivers every week for the top defense.

    • Javier 12:17 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Reggie Bush or Addai for next week? Maybe both? I have Sidney Rice on the flex spot right now and uh, Jacoby Jones on the bench (next to McGahee and Bowe):

      QB Ridgers
      RB MJD
      RB Addai
      RB/WR Sidney Rice
      WR Randy Moss
      WR Steve Smith (NYG)

      Reggie Bush
      Jacoby Jones
      McGahee
      Bowe

      • Squish 6:02 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Your lineup is fine as in my opinion. I’d throw Bush in instead of Addai if you’re in a PPR league.

      • Brandon 12:16 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As long as his finger turns out to be a non-issue, stick with what you have. Addai has been a touchdown machine lately.

    • e-roc 9:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could drop this one in the mailbag, but it’s Wednesday and I’m getting anxious. My RBs are MJD (v. BUF); T. Jones (@NE); McCoy (@CHI); and K.Smith (v.CLE). I think T.Jones has the toughest road, and MJD is a must-start, so who else should I go with – McCoy or K.Smith? CHI & CLE are both terrible.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 12:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with LeSean McCoy. You have to trust the Eagles offense more than the Lions, plus the Browns defense actually played half-way decent against the Ravens on Monday.

        • e-roc 12:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. I’m leaning towards McCoy.. I also like McCoy for the fact that Smith is splitting too many carries with MoMorris…

    • Duncan 10:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a big match up this weekend that has playoff implications and a couple decisions to make:

      1. Aaron Rodgers or Carson Palmer

      2. Chris Chambers or Wes Welker

      Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 12:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        With 46 receptions over the last 5 games, it’s hard to bench Welker at this point. His quarterback is slightly better than Chambers’ as well. As for your quarterback, the 49ers and Raiders pass defenses are both middle of the road. I’d go with Aaron Rodgers, playing at home, as he should rebound from last week’s game against the Cowboys.

    • Tsull 12:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking towards the playoff in a standard league with a trade deadline Friday any suggestions for my roster we play 2 WR 2 Rb and a flex W/R

      Qb McNabb
      WR Smith CAR DJax B Edwards Burleson and Megatron) MJD Turner Forsett Stewart B Scott
      TE Gonzalez
      DEF Bengals
      K Stover

      • Matt 4:01 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty well-rounded; I don’t see anything in particular that you need to target even if Turner’s ankle will keep him out more than 1-2 weeks – Forsett should prove an adequate replacement with Julius Jones likely to miss as much time as Turner does.

    • Lindsay 1:33 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO for week 11, what are your opinions for me RBs and WRs? I did see your post about selling Forte, but I am in a league with a bunch of people who have played for years(me being the rookie) and none of them will go for it. SO having said that…
      WRs… Colston, Smith(nyg), Evans, Collie, Floyd
      RBs… Forte, R. Williams, Betts, Moats

      I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex. I can pick up Snelling off the ww if he seems better than any of my other options at this point for RB.

      I know I’ll play Colston and Smith and R Williams as well. I am debating about using Evans again since he has been doing better, but is pretty unreliable. Would love some input. THX

      • Lindsay 1:39 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oops, I also have Knox and Buckhalter, so I would be interested to know who I might drop these 2 for looking ahead. There isn’t much on the wire at this point, so I’m not sure how much better I can do.

        • Brandon 9:03 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Lindsay, feel free to drop Knox and Buckhalter immediately for Snelling and any other halfway decent option available. As for your line-up, I actually like Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ricky Williams, Matt Forte and Jason Snelling (assuming you can get him.) If you don’t grab Snelling off free agency, I’d play Ladell Betts, who should start again this week.

    • Wolf 4:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK. I’ve built up a very strong team in my 6-team league between co-workers, but now I want to look to the future because all these top players aren’t going to be amazing the whole way through! What advice does everyone have for the playoffs? (I’m tied for first with 2 others right now going into a battle for first this weekend)

      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Randy Moss
      WR – Vincent Jackson
      RB – MJD
      RB – Ray Rice
      TE – Jeremy Shockey
      W/T – Hines Ward
      W/R/T – Wes Welker
      K – David Akers
      DEF – Cinci

      BN – Sims-Walker
      BN – Steve Smith (NYG)
      BN – Joseph Addai
      BN – Matt Schaub
      BN – Philadelphia
      BN – Baltimore

      We also play 4 IDPs but those are just a few extra points. This is a PPR league. (Who should I play this coming week.. Vincent Jackson vs Denver or go with a benched player? Vincent did not perform last week and is up against a tough match)

      • Brandon 9:19 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Holy crap, insane team there…but I guess that’s what you get in a six team league. Stick with Vincent Jackson, who should rebound nicely against the Broncos, who have been struggling lately. However, I am not completely against putting Steve Smith in your line-up for either Ward or Jackson…it’s almost a coin flip on those guys.

    • TheBronxKid 5:06 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need some help with my RB & WR. I have a STUD at RB with C. Johnson, but my others are good too solid depending on match-ups. Who do I start at the other RB position? A. Bradshaw, L. Betts, J. Charles, J. Forsett, J. Snelling or D. McFadden? I’m thinking of dropping D.M. for a WR. My WR are Sims-Walker, C. Johnson, M. Wallace, P. Harvin. The following WR are available on the FA board; D. Avery, J.Jones, A. Caldwell, C. Chambers, J. Avant and S. Stroughter. Should I stay with my roster as is or go for another WR and again who should my other starting RB be?

      • Brandon 9:15 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ditch McFadden and grab Chris Chambers. See how many looks he gets now with Dwayne Bowe out of the picture.

        As for your other running back, I actually like Jason Snelling the most out of the group. Most of them have pretty bad match-ups actually.

    • PK 5:20 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i need some help with my flex spots, i am very undecided and this is a huge week for my team.

      WR/TE
      WR/RB are the two spots i have to fill and my choices are: D. Jackson, L. Coles, J. Charles, S.Smith (NYG), L. McCoy.
      i am at a loss on who to start any help would be much appresh

      • Brandon 9:11 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even though LeSean McCoy will get the start this week, I like the upside of DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith more than McCoys in an obvious pass-first offense.

    • The don 5:45 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sidney Rice
      Slaton
      Calvin Johson

      PICK 2 oh Fantasy gods

      • Brandon 9:09 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The Fantasy Gods have selected Sidney Rice and Calvin Johnson.

    • Dom 6:34 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey guys,

      need your help. should i start Jonathan Stewart or Eddie Royal on my RB/WR spot?

      • Brandon 9:08 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jonathan Stewart for sure…as long as he plays. DeAngelo Williams is questionable (just like Stewart) and if he was out, Stewart would make a great start. Royal has done nothing this year to justify a spot in your line-up.

    • Dtrain 6:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have an interesting situation. I have clinched a playoff spot in my league, so I have three weeks to position for the playoffs and not worry about winning matchups. 12 teams, 2QB starters (ugh), 2RB 3WR, FLX

      My team:
      Aaron Rodgers
      Alex Smith
      DeSean Jackson
      Sydney Rice
      Greg Jennings
      Steven Jackson
      Brandon Jacobs
      Fred Davis
      NO DEF

      Julius Jones
      Hakeem Nicks
      Matthew Stafford
      Chester Taylor
      ARIZ DEF
      Ladell Betts

      I dumped my kicker for the ARIZ D for their playoff matchups, I don’t need a kicker for a few weeks, so I can see what happens with Jones and Betts before I dump one of them. I also see the possibility of limited playing time for Rice if the Vikes clinch early.

      What should I be doing to prep for the playoffs? Trade deadline is this week, but in my league there is very little trading happening.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 9:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Seems that you must have had some good luck with your match-ups along the way to clinch this early with a team like that, but props to you anyways! It’s obvious that your QB2 slot is a bit weak, as is your RB2 and TE spots. However, your bench isn’t all that deep and I’m not sure what kind of trade value you would get from them. What kind of free agents are available in your league?

        • Dtrain 12:10 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You are correct all the way. I am in the lower 3rd in PF, but I have the least PA in the league, somehow I hit the jackpot with matchups. The waiver wire is pretty dry. I was thinking of trying to get some value out of the NO DEF to upgrade QB2 a little and play maybe ARIZ wks 15/16 and a good matchup for week 14. Like I said, it doesn’t matter what happens weeks 11-13. Looking at the other teams, I’m not going to get someone’s QB1 or 2, but perhaps their backup. Would Vince Young, Sanchez, Freeman, or Henne be better for playoffs?

        • Brandon 10:06 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m not sure those options are a whole lot better, but keep and eye on Vince Young, Josh Freeman and Mar Sancez as guys you might plug in depending on the match-up.

    • DJ 8:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      With R. Brown out, I need to fill his spot. Frank Gore is in and then either L. Maroney or A. Bradshaw?

      • Brandon 9:07 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up against the Jets (and a rough game vs the Colts last week) I think you have to go with Maroney. At least you know he’s the primary running back on the team at this point and Bradshaw hasn’t run well at all these past few weeks.

    • Scotty 11:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I need some advice on a starting lineup this week. I play in a PPR league & I need to start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 W/R (flex). This is how I have it set up; would you change it up at all & start anybody that’s currently on the bench?

      WR – Andre Johnson
      WR – Jerricho Cotchery
      RB – Thomas Jones
      RB – Kevin Smith
      W/R – LeSean McCoy

      BN – Hakeem Nicks
      BN – Laveranues Coles
      BN – Jason Snelling
      BN – Jonathan Stewart

      Many thanks!

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

        The only change I’d consider is replacing Kevin Smith with Jonathan Stewart IF 1) you happen to be watching the pre-game show tonight AND 2) they announce that DeAngelo Williams will not be playing (he’s questionable at the moment.) Otherwise, I think you’re pretty good with what you have. Good luck!

    • Tony 5:32 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it’s my first try at a fantasy league so there’s slot in still learning…
      So here’s where I stand, it’s a 12 team league, non-ppr, and I’m thinking I need help if I’m gonna make it to the “postseason”

      Slot    Player
      QB    Peyton Manning
      QB    Mark Sanchez
      WR    Marques Colston
      WR    Larry Fitzgerald
      RB    Cedric Benson
      RB    Brandon Jacobs
      TE    Heath Miller
      W/T    Sammie Stroughter
      W/R    Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R    Jamaal Charles
      BEN    Mike Thomas
      BEN    Mike Bell

      I know Stroughter looks iffy but it seems like his return numbers are decent.
      Forsett isn’t an option in this league either, someone snagged him Tuesday, but some “names” like Snelling, Carlson, Faulk, and Moats are. Suggestions?
      (if possible can you put my name in the response so I know you’re addressing me? Thanks)

      • Brandon 10:13 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Tony, the way our comments are set up it should be pretty easy to see that we’re responding to you (plus I’m pretty sure we just enabled a feature that sends you an e-mail when someone responds to your comment.) Anyways, Stroughter has only had two games all year where he actually returned any type of kick, so I’d get him out of your line-up. Move Sims-Walker to the W/T spot and grab Jason Snelling off free agency to plug-in as your W/R.

    • Tony 12:50 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a ton, Brandon.
      Also, should I watch for today’s practice report before pulling the trigger on Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 2:49 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Benson hasn’t practiced this week and is likely out for the game. I’ve heard talk that Larry Johnson has been taking more and more reps in practice, but I think at least this week the team gives Bernard Scott the ball and let’s him show his stuff. He makes a solid play this week against a dreadful Oakland run defense.

    • Kristina 3:30 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey i am the only girl in an all guys league and i am in first right now… i won the league last year with a great team. we had six in our league last year and 12 this year and its a little harder. i am barely clinching first…i have won the last four game by the skin of my teeth. and i mean down to the last play on the monday night games…. please take a look at my team i just picked up three new people and i know i have some pretty bad ones on bench but could u please just take a look…. im stuck this week…

      Tony Romo
      Deangalo Williams
      Justin Forsett
      Chris Chambers
      Wes Welker
      Steve Smith NYG
      Vernon Davis
      Patriots D
      David Akers

      Mario Manningham
      Cadillac Williams
      Johnny Knox
      Kyle Orton
      Nate Burleson
      Levernous Coles
      Bernard Scott

      i know there is some to work with but for a first place team im slacking. im actually lucky i have the least points scored against me, my husband is in seventh with the most points scored against him… just see whatcha think……………… oh i lucked out i had vernon davis and owen daniels and some one wanted to switch daniels for welker so i did and thats the week daniels got out for the year,,, oh and some idiot in my league switched me last week T.O for steve smith cause he thinks t.o. is gonna break out. ya im in a league with some tards……. thanks… kristina

      • Brandon 2:52 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, glad to see you’re taking advantage of the lesser minds in your league…as any good fantasy team manager should! Anyways, I like Bernard Scott over Justin Forsett this week, but besides that I wouldn’t make any other changes to your line-up. Good luck!

        • Kristina 3:29 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks a ton.. u know ur stuff. i almost thought about taking chambers out and putting forsett in but its not this week i want forsett its the next three weeks… so im gonna go with the advice. thanks for the help. hope you have a great day. =)

    • Brent 4:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start Hakeem Nicks, Chris Chambers, or Benard Berrian? Also out of Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, and Ladell Betts which two would you start?

    • Brent 4:36 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have Bernard Scott would you pick him for one of the two? Thankyou!

      • Brandon 2:47 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At RB, I like Thomas Jones and Bernard Scott this week. As for your wide receiver, I like Hakeem Nicks, who has a better match-up the Chambers, who would be my second choice.

    • Jo 6:06 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mendenhall or P. Thomas? Is it too big of a risk to play both D. Will and J.Stewart tonight??

    • Jo 2:37 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I went with D. Will. I need 1 more. Who do you better between P. Thomas and Mendenhall?? Standard

      • Brandon 2:46 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Williams did alright, but I think both Thomas and Mendenhall will end up with better numbers (as they’ll both probably find the endzone.) I like Mendenhall slightly more though, as he’s not sharing carries with Reggie Bush and Mike Bell.

    • cmidy 3:33 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      3 Choices who should start?

      1. Ben Rothenberg or Donovan McNab
      2. Beanie Wells or Bernard Scott
      3. Pitt Defense or Bengal Defense

      • Brandon 9:57 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        McNabb, Bernard Scott and Cincinnati. Although they’re all near coin-flips and should put up solid numbers across the board.

  • Brandon 3:29 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 3: Plaxico who? 

    Here’s our waiver wire recommendations for week two, starting with a pair of receivers who seemed to have solved the questions the Giants had at the position. As I mentioned last week, The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. This week I’ve added the Yahoo! ownership rank (in parenthesis) for each player so you know which guys have a better chance of being available in your league. Anyways, here we go…

    Get ’em in there

    • Mario Manningham, WR, Giants (58%) – He’s rocketed up from being a “Pretender” to having me believe he and Smith will be the Giants top receivers this season.
    • Steve Smith, WR, Giants (70%) – Looks like he’s become Plaxico Burress’ replacement and should be Eli’s top target all year.
    • Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos (48%) – As long as he stays healthy, it looks like Buckhalter is the man in Denver. He’s worth starting as a borderline RB2 or flex play based on the match-up.
    • Brent Celek, TE, Eagles (49%) – Celek showed some skills last season and it has apparently carried over, as he’s now put up solid numbers in two straight weeks. If you’re not getting production out of your current tight end, give Celek a try.
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    • Squish 4:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Another good waiver list! Mine always seem quite a bit shorter but you hit on every guys I’d consider grabbing.

      I’m currently big on Manningham and Knox at WR but I’m only watching everyone else. Henderson is looking good now but I have to believe that Brees will let up eventually and when he does, the WR situation in NO will be a crapshoot. Colston’s presence increased ad Moore is still out. I have to believe that once things even out in NO, Henderson won’t be much better than an WR3. Manningham and Knox however could easily grab WR2 status.

      At RB I agree for the most part. Bell is now a must own. I think its a little early to pick up Forsett even if he starts next week. I have Buckhalter in several leagues but its hard to believe Moreno won’t start getting the better half of the carries eventually. I wish I was lucky enough to be in a league with Brown unowned lol. Another suggestion to think about, Darren Sproles. I realize he should be owned in every league but I found him on waivers in better than half of my FleaFlicker leagues.

      I think we can all agree that the glass is full when it comes to TEs. I’d only consider picking up Celek at the moment but in deeper leagues Heap is worthwhile too.

      I was surprised not to see any QBs on your list. Surely Leftwich is at least worth picking up and holding. He’s ranked 10th right now in most formats just ahead of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The best part is that there is no way his offense can get any worse. If anything it will get better and he’s made the most of having Winslow as a target. Once Bryant gets up to speed, watchout! I’m grabbing him in all leagues that I’m weak at QB2. He was always the better of the two QBs in Jacksonville before. Watch him easily surpass Garrard this year. He’s easily worth dropping Sanchez among others (Delhomme, Pennington, Campbell).

      On another note, I have a question. Would you guys consider dropping either Walter, S. Moss, or Eddie Royal in standard leagues to pick up one of the WRs mentioned on your list? Also, is it dump time for J. Jones or Olsen yet?

      • Brandon 7:31 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point on the lack of quarterbacks, maybe the site malfunctions have distracted me a bit or something! Anyways, I’m still not sold on David Garrard. Who is he even throwing the ball to besides Kellen Winslow and Michael Clayton? Running backs? He might fit my “Stopgap” category, but I’m not sure I can put him any higher than that until he proves he has some consistency.

        P.S. Cross your fingers that your recent comments aren’t deleted if Lunarpages decides to screw up the site again!!!

      • Brandon 7:34 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        In terms of your receivers, at this point I’d drop pretty much any of those receivers for Steve Smith and would consider dropping Kevin Walter for Mario Manningham. As for Greg Olsen and Julius Jones (is that who you mean?), I’d hang on to Jones at this point, but I’ve almost lost faith in Olsen as a top-tier tight end this season. While he might do alright, there are many other TE’s out there already putting up solid numbers.

    • Brandon 7:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      One quarterback I would think about putting in the Stopgap category this week is Seneca Wallace, who will be starting for the Seahawks this weekend with Matt Hasslebeck not expected to play.

    • Shirley 9:55 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Earl Bennett (CHI) on my bench right now. I’m thinking about dropping him to pick up Johnny Knox since Knox has a higher fantasy point average and his lowest fantasy points for either week were higher than Bennett’s highest in a week.

      LIST OF SOME THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WAIVER WIRE: Brandon Stokley, Nate Burleson, Chansi Stuckey, Kelley Washington, Jason Avant, Miles Austin, Antwaan Randle El, Kenny Britt, Julian Edelman, Davone Bess, Bobby Wade.

      • Brandon 10:42 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s still a toss up as to who Jay Cutler will select as his favorite wide receiver in Chicago, but Johnny Knox is probably the favorite at this point. I’d rather have Knox on my team than Bennett at this point though, so I’d make the move. None of the other names on that waiver wire list really interest me a whole lot besides Nate Burleson (if Hasselbeck was healthy) and Davone Bess (only useful in PPR leagues.)

    • Josh 4:45 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I traded T.J for Percy Harvin what you think?

      • Brandon 10:11 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Interesting. I’m not sure I would have traded someone you drafted so early for Percy Harvin, who is still a big question mark for the season, but it could turn out to work for you. So far Housh hasn’t done that much through the first two games and now Hasselbeck is hurt, so it could get worse before it gets better.

    • Josh 5:02 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      also should i drop LJ for Justin Forsett… also drop Earl Bennett for Glen Coffe?

      • Brandon 10:12 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        How about you drop Earl Bennett for Justin Forsett? I think Forsett has more value than Coffee and LJ has more value than Bennett.

    • Luis 1:29 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      lookin for a RB/WR play: McFadden or Johnny Knox?

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with McFadden. I’m not liking the Bears passing game this week against the Seahawks in Seattle.

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