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  • Brandon 2:50 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , demaryius thomas, , jason snelling, , , , , , , ,   

    The Wire – Week 3 Pick-ups: Revenge of the Back-ups 

    With only the Saints and 49ers left to play in week two, I figured it was about time to get out the waiver wire recommendations for the upcoming week. To be honest though, there aren’t a whole lot of players on the list that get me all that excited (there are no Brandon Jackson’s this week!) Unless you’re a Michael Turner or Ryan Mathew owner and really need their backups, the most promising players on the list are probably Kyle Orton, Demaryius Thomas and Aaron Hernandez. Anyways, I hope everyone did a lot better this week than yours truly, because I got beat up pretty bad in most of my leagues 🙁

    Running Backs

    • Jason Snelling (ATL): With Michael Turner suffering a mild groin injury and the game already in their hands, the Falcons turned to backup Snelling, who delivered in a big way. I’m pretty sure he wasted a lot of fantasy points on your league’s waiver wire with his combined 186 yards and three touchdowns and who knows how much he’ll play next week, but he’s a MUST pick-up for Turner owners.
    • Mike Tolbert (SD): Starter Ryan Mathews hurt his ankle and had to be carted off the field on Sunday, but apparently was healthy enough that he could have played later in the game if they needed him. However, they were dominating the Jaguars, so Tolbert (not Darren Sproles) was sent in and put up solid numbers. There’s no word yet on if Mathews will be available for week three and if you have him on your team, you should make Tolbert your #1 waiver priority.
    • Peyton Hillis (CLE): Seems the Browns are perfectly comfortable splitting carries between Jerome Harrison and Hillis, but they seem to lean towards Peyton when it comes to the goal-line. He has two touchdowns in two games, while Harrison has zero. (More …)
     
    • steve 6:03 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      should i drop Jabar Gaffney for Demaryius thomas

      • Bob 12:37 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going to. Thomas has much more upside and can stretch the field. I think he’s going to be Orton’s go-to guy going forward.

        • Dan 3:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’m doing the same thing this week… I feel like I might be wasting my Waiver Priority but I think he could possibly have a lot of upside.

      • Brandon 8:39 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I already recommended someone do something similar. I debated it temporarily, but the upside of DT is much higher than Gaffney and the other Bronco receivers. In a keeper league it’s a no-brainer 🙂

    • Robin palm 6:19 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys. Wondering who I should pick up on the waiver this week. Got beat up real bad and get #1 pick. 12 team standard league
      I have kolb/farve
      traded vick for a.foster straight up.
      R.Mathews, mendenhall
      boldin, d Bryant, p garçon, m Williams (tb), m Clayton, s breaston
      j witten

      wittens been a chump and my qbs aren’t looking good now that vicks gone, but I doubt Orton or TEs will be waiver priorities.

      Thoughts?

      • Kyle 9:50 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        i’m in almost the exact same position. my recievers are currently Crabtree, Welker, Garcon, and Gates, with Meachem and Naanee on the bench. Crabtree and Garcon has done nothing for me, and while i’m tempted to keep move them to the bench for a bit, i’m also in desparate need of a reciever who i can count on for a few more points. i’ve actually been eyeing Mark Clayton or Kevin Walter.

      • Brandon 8:41 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure what you mean about Orton not being a waiver priority? I actually like him more than Favre and Kolb at this point, especially if Demaryius Thomas proves to be the real deal. I’m losing my patience with Pierre Garcon. As for Witten, I would hate to drop him outright unless there was some crazy good option on the waiver wire. Maybe you can trade him to a Cowboy fan or something.

      • Brandon 8:53 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        ALERT: Mike Vick is the new starter for the Eagles…so Kolb isn’t an option for week 3. Grab Orton if you can.

    • Shirley 6:45 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I already have Mark Clayton on my bench. How would you rank the other three (or even adding in Clayton) as far as who to target on the wire?
      Mike Williams seems like he’ll give you consistent points but nothing too flashy.
      I’m worried about Demaryius Thomas being in a group of so many WRs, not exactly the clear cut #1 yet.
      Schaub threw A LOT yesterday and with a limited Owen Daniels and defenses having to worry about Andre Johnson, I think I like Kevin Walter a bit better than Mike Williams.
      And Mark Clayton… doing well with Bradford but it IS St. Louis…
      What say you? Please give me your two best.

      • Brandon 8:43 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully I’m not too late, but my two favorite (at least this week :-)) are Mark Clayton and Mike Williams. I worry about the other two because it’s not confirmed that they will be the go-to guy. At least with Williams and Clayton you know the QB will be looking their way often. They’re all about equal though, so hopefully you make the right picks…no pressure!

        • Shirley 9:03 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          You are not too late. Thank you for your input, good reasoning.

    • Squish 7:58 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Reports indicate that both Turner and Matthews could have returned to their games this week. Turner was held out because it was a blowout. Matthews was held out for precautionary reasons. Both will start next week. Snelling might be worth an add in deep leagues to handcuff but I see no reason to add Tolbert considering he’s not even guaranteed to be the starter if Matthews were to get injured.

      • Brandon 8:51 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m hearing that Mathews injury was a high ankle sprain and the word on the street (e.g. Twitter) isn’t that optimistic as to him being 100% this week. Maybe Tolbert is worth a pick-up, if only for one week, but we’ll see when it gets closer to game-time!

        • Squish 4:57 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Christ! When did they decide that it was a high ankle sprain 🙁

          If the report is true, he’ll be out for ta least 3 weeks. It’s Turner from last year all over again.

    • Mal 9:14 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Going to rest GB DEF this week vs a pretty destructive Bears Offensive. Waiver Options…

      @MIA (NYJ)
      SD (@SEA)
      WAS (@STL)
      TEN (@NYG)

      I’m was gonna dump ARI DEF but I’m questioning having Fred Taylor on my bench too considering he’s along side McFadden and LT already there with DeAngelo and Forte starting. Was a bit hard to evaluate Taylor against a tough Jets D this week.

      • Brandon 8:52 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not so sure I wouldn’t stick with Green Bay, who has done a great job two weeks in a row now. I like Arizona against the Raiders as well, but of the ones listed, I guess Miami would be my favorite. Hopefully the Jets play more like the week one version and less like they did against the Patriots!

    • TJ 11:12 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,
      What do you think of the following trade offer to a desperately WR-needy owner:

      Garcon (from me) for Crabtree (who I think will pick it up later in the year) and possibly one of her D/sts if I can get her to throw it in (TEN or PHi).

      My current WRs, start 2: Roddy, then Collie (he’s more consistent than Garcon, and I don’t want 2 Colts), M Clayton, M Floyd. I thinking of dropping Garcon for J Knox anyway, I thought Crabtree might be a better bet for later, especially if I can get a Def thrown in.

      Thoughts?

      • Brandon 8:53 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in favor of you trading for Crabtree AND picking up Knox. Is there a way you can do that?

        • TJ 9:55 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Only if I can drop someone else for Knox….. Knox might be unavailable after this week if he scores this weekend, prob can’t trade Garcon until he has a great game, so might need to just drop Garcon for Knox. Very tempted by FA Dem Thomas too, but who to swap? Clayton is looking like my best WR2 this week, but I’m not convinced he’ll keep it going all year with a rookie qb on a weak team.

    • Kate K 2:23 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I know you guys aren’t psychic but what are your thoughts on Jason Witten being able to play this week? I know the NFL is taking concussions really seriously so I’m tempted to pick up Aaron Hernandez (NE) but I’m pretty happy with my team and would prefer not to mess with it.

      • Brandon 8:54 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If you can drop someone crappy, go with Aaron Hernandez and feel pretty confident starting him this week against the Bills. Hopefully he has a repeat of last week.

    • TJ 4:48 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If you guys could pick up one between DThomas, Walter, Clayton, or Knox, who would it be?

      • Brandon 8:56 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        With the sample size that we have, i like Mark Clayton right now. He is obviously the receiver Sam Bradford is the most comfortable with. The other receivers aren’t really the go-to guys in the passing game at this point and will be less consistent. Demaryius Thomas could prove me wrong though. If you just want pure upside, go with him. If you need a WR3 for this week, Clayton is probably your man.

    • Brian 9:24 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thinking of dropping Maclin or Crabtree for one of the following:

      D. Thomas, M. Clayton, M. Williams (TB), K. Walter

      What would you do?

      • Brian 9:35 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Nevermind the pickup, as I didn’t see the above question. I’m picking purely for upside, and like Demaryius the most. It’s down to which one I drop (neither of them start).

        • Brandon 8:58 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          If you’re going to drop one of the two, I’d go with Crabtree. It’s hard to drop him though considering his expectations coming into this season. Can you wait another week and see how they all do?

    • Dan 10:47 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a tricky situation – I have Cutler and Matt Ryan as my QBs, my WRs are R. Moss, C. Johnson, S. Moss, P. Harvin, and D. Bowe, and I have an open slot on my roster. Cutler and Ryan have the same bye week, and after last week’s performance, I’m a believer in Cutler (though I know he’s got some tough sledding this week vs. GB). R. Moss and C. Johnson are obviously my studs at WR, but I’m not comfortable cycling between S. Moss, P. Harvin, and D. Bowe for my WR3. I’m happy with all my other positions.

      My questions: Roethlisberger is becoming available on the waiver wire this week in my league. Would you give up Ryan (who has the same bye week as my starter) to get him, or should I use my waiver priority to grab a WR and see who I can pick up at QB as a free agent (Orton, maybe)?

      Speaking of WR, I am sure I want to use my empty roster slot to pick up one, and I am 90% sure I want to drop Percy Harvin to get one as well. Kevin Walter is available and seems like a good choice for the empty roster spot for the long haul, but I’m trying to figure out who, if anyone, I should try to get to take Harvin’s spot on my roster – Clayton isn’t getting a lot of targets, Nate Washington is a good receiver with a bad QB, Demaryius Thomas seems like a bit of a risk due to the week 1 injury. Given that I’m not optimistic about Favre’s ability to deliver a good season, would you swap any of these guys for Harvin? If so, which one do you think could compete for a WR3 job with S. Moss, D. Bowe, and potentially Kevin Walter in a standard (not PPR) league?

      • Brandon 9:29 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m actually pretty high on Kyle Orton this year, especially if Demaryius Thomas turns out to be the real deal.

        Just a note, Mark Clayton is currently the 8th most targeted WR in the league right now. He might not catch every ball, but at least the quarterback is looking his way…especially in the red zone.

        Your quarterbacks don’t have a bye for a while, so I don’t see the rush to drop them right now. What if one gets hurt between now and week 8?

        I’d use the empty roster spot on a wide receiver like Kevin Walter and hang on to Percy Harvin for at least another week. This will allow you to see how Demaryius Thomas does in his second game as a pro as well and see if he’s consistent at all.

        Not sure this answered all your questions, but hopefully it helped!

        • Dan 11:09 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, this helps a lot – I’ll hold off on making a QB move and I did use my free roster spot to pick up Kevin Walter.

          I really don’t WANT to give Harvin another week, but I guess the upside potential for Harvin is much bigger than it is for Clayton if Favre manages to get his act together… so that’s good advice too. I take it from your comments that you’d rather have Thomas than Clayton, provided that Thomas shows any consistency over the next week or two.

          Thanks again!

    • sam 11:01 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Alright I’m in a 16 team league ppr.
      My tight end is tony gonzalez who has failed me. I’m 0-2 with some bad starts to some good players.
      Qb:Joe flacco
      Rb:Brandon jackson (number 1 waiver last week and this week)
      Rb:Steven jackson
      Wr:Anquan boldin
      Wr:Mike sims walker
      Te:Tony gonzalez
      Flex:Jabar gaffney

      Bench: peyton hillis, willis mcgahee,legedu naanee,anthony armstrong, 2 free roster
      I don’t know if I should pick up aaron hernandez or jason snelling with my waiver pick. I think I should go with the te pick since I’m struggling with tony gonzalez.

      • Brandon 9:00 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Aaron Hernandez over Snelling. If Michael Turner returns this week, Snelling will return to being the back-up.

    • oak 11:33 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      my receivers are moss, dez bryant, clayton and sims-walker which two should i start week 3 and should I use one of them at flex instead of Buckhalter ?

      • Brandon 12:49 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d start Moss and Clayton and leave Buckhalter in there. Good luck!

    • DFonz001 12:44 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Having trouble on weather to start D-Thomas, Michael Turner, or Snelling for my flex spot.

      • Brandon 12:49 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Turner. Practiced in full and should be ready to go!

        • DFonz001 12:52 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Ok ill stick with him thanx B

    • DFonz001 12:52 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      By the way its nice to see your back this year.

  • Brandon 3:30 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , devin aromashodu, , , , , , jason snelling, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    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 4:39 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , , , , david thomas, , , , , , , , jason snelling, , , kahlil bell, , , , , , , , , , , , , , tom santi,   

    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.

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