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  • Brandon 11:42 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 9: Baseball is finally over! 

    Now that baseball is finally over, we can focus on the sport that should have a spotlight at this point in the year…football. Before we get to the players though, remember to enter in our contest to win a $50 NFL.com gift card simply by predicting the top fantasy quarterback of the week (my QB “hits” might help you out!) Also, if you’re feeling generous, head over to the Fantasy Football Librarian’s site and vote for FFGeekBlog.com in her first annual Readers’ Choice Poll.

    Anyways, that’s enough self-promotion…here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week nine, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) (More …)

     
    • Lindsay 1:41 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, I need some help this week with my WRs and RB positions. I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex…I have Colston, Smith(nyg), Knox, Collie, and I just picked up Malcolm FLoyd in case he starts to shine…for RBs I have Forte, Portis, R. Williams, Buckhalter and I just picked up Moats, maybe for later…any ideas would be appreciated. If I don’t win this week it isn’t looking good for my team!!! Thanks a bunch

      • Brandon 2:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I’d go with Colston, Smith and Collie, then use Forte, Portis and Williams as your running backs and flex positions. Good luck!

    • sal 3:29 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in 2nd place, but I am hurting at RB – only reliable option I have is DeAngelo Williams. Who should I start (in a non-PPR league) out of: Willie Parker, Ryan Moats, Maurice Morris (I also have Larry Johnson, but he isn’t an option this week or for the rest of the season, lol)

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not a fan of your options there, but if I had to pick one I guess I would go with Ryan Moats and hope he gets a bunch of carries again this weekend. If Slaton fumbles early, you’re golden…otherwise, cross your fingers!

        • Amir 5:59 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          haha how many teams are in your league to have you be in 2nd place with those kind of RB options? — anyone on waivers like a Justin Fargas? that is a scary group to pick from

      • sal 10:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i felt the temptation of trading LT and Hightower for DeAngelo and LJ – worst trade I’ve ever made – 12 team league – these guys are hawks on the waiver – that’s the best I can do. Couldn’t even get Jamaal Charles, lol

    • Kev 4:43 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in a PPR league and I need help making a tough call: do I start Steve Smith (NYG) or Hightower?

      • Brandon 4:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess at this point it’s safest to go with Hightower, as he racks up receptions, receiving yards, gets a few rushing yards and is used for short yardage situations. He’s an anomaly, but he gets it done!

    • tyler davis 5:46 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Can i trust starting slaton this week?
      my other option is knowshon moreno

      • Amir 5:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Slaton scares me you might want to wait until closer to game time — they should name a starter by Sunday

      • Brandon 9:46 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’ll probably want to go with Slaton, but as Amir points out, the closer you can wait till game time to make this decision, the better.. Moreno is still splitting carries with Buckhalter AND they’re playing the Steelers this weekend. I think Slaton will get every chance in the world to play as long as he doesn’t fumble again, so if he keeps the ball safe, he should be in there.

    • Luke 7:10 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin or Steve Smith? Vernon Davis or Brent Celek?

      • Brandon 9:44 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Vernon Davis and Steve Smith (either CAR or NYG is fine.)

    • Mal 1:53 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- you are offered Forte for Jacobs (with Portis + Turner as your other RBs in a non-PPR league) what do you do?

      Some discussion was had but it quickly went away from my context

      • Brandon 9:52 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think I would do this trade at this point. I like Jacobs’ upside more than Forte down the stretch, as he’s been running better than Ahmad Bradshaw lately and I think the team is going to focus a bit more on the running game after their three game skid and inconsistency in the passing game.

      • Mal 10:23 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You would do the trade even though you like Jacobs’ upside more??? I am the one with Jacobs and am being offered Matt Forte? So you mean DON’T do the trade to clarify?? Cheers

        • Brandon 10:31 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oops! My bad, read that wrong. Do NOT do the trade in that case…hah.

    • Jones 4:03 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McNabb, Rivers or Flacco?

    • Wolf 10:21 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hines Ward or Mike Sims-Walker for my flex spot? Shockey or Celek?

      • Brandon 10:33 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although he wasn’t great last week, Sims-Walker’s match-up this weekend is too good to pass on. Start MSW. At tight end, go with Shockey, who has been on fire these past few weeks.

    • Alan 1:16 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help – beacause of the bye week, I have Bradshaw, Sproles, and Maroney to plug in. Also could claim Jaamal Charles off waivers. Who should I play to fill the RB2 slot? (Standard League)

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Ahmad Bradshaw against the Chargers, who haven’t been great at stopping the run. Bradshaw seems to have injury worries every week, but he still manages to play and should have a decent game this week. Good luck!

    • Jojo 3:34 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do I start this week?? D. Williams, J. Stewart, P. Thomas, R. Mendenhall (need 2) and @ WR I need 1 more with R. Moss. Housh, Collie, or Mannigham? I know Housh has matchup but that guy is driving me nuts!! (Standard score)

      • Brandon 5:09 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeAngelo Williams and Pierre Thomas, then I think you have to go with Houshmandzadeh against the Lions, as Manningham has injury/dropped passes/inconsistency issues. Collie is a close second, but I just like Housh’s matchup more.

    • Chris 12:49 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- Out of these four who sould i start at WR this week? Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker, or Hines Ward? Thanks

      • Brandon 10:20 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Austin, Burleson and Sims-Walker this week.

  • Brandon 2:14 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Tight end rankings for 2009 

    Here are my tight end rankings for this season. You can check out the other cheat sheets here.

    1. Jason Witten, DAL – With T.O. distractions out of the way, the Romo-to-Witten connection should be better than ever.
    2. Antonio Gates, SD – Looking for Gates to rebound from a season where he was hampered by injuries throughout and regain his spot near the top of this list.
    3. Tony Gonzalez, ATL – It’s hard to tell how Gonzo will do in Hot-lanta, but he gives Ryan a great new target and I can only see things going at least as well as they did in Kansas City for the veteran.
    4. Dallas Clark, IND – With Marvin Harrison leaving town, expect Peyton Manning to look Clark’s way a lot this season.
    5. Greg Olsen, CHI – Jay Cutler likes throwing to the tight end and he might have already found a new best friend in Olsen, especially given the weakness at the wide receiver position in Chicago.
    6. Chris Cooley, WAS – Hopefully they look to him in the end zone a bit more than they did last year when he only had ONE touchdown!
    7. Kellen Winslow, TB – He’s a “soldier” when he IS playing, but he’s got a new team with quarterback questions and there are always injury concerns. I’m optimistic though that the Bucs will make good use of him.
    8. Kevin Boss, NYG – With no Plaxico Burress in the picture, hopefully Eli can make better use out of Boss this year. He did have six touchdowns in only his second season, so that’s promising.
    9. Owen Daniels, HOU – Only two touchdowns last year, but racks up solid yardage.
    10. Zach Miller, OAK – Needs to become more of a red-zone factor.
    11. (More …)

     
    • Matt 2:38 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I know I said this last season and it didn’t pan out quite how I thought it would, but Greg Olsen’s going to be positively huge. He’s always had the size and talent; now he’s finally got a QB who can get him the ball consistently (just like he did with Scheffler in Denver). He scored in 3 of the final 4 games last year. Barring injury, I don’t see how he doesn’t finish in the top 3 TEs.

      • Randy 1:35 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure why people keep pointing to the Cutler-Scheffler connection in Denver as an argument for Olsen having a huge year. The fact is, Scheffler and Graham together were targeted just 111 times by Cutler – that’s how many targets Cooley had on his own. Olsen and Clark, on the other hand, were targeted 155 times last year. The numbers suggest that the 2 Chicago TE’s will be splitting fewer, not more, targets with Cutler in town. Yes, Olsen will get a greater share this year now that he’s starting and he’s the favorite, plus the WR corps is shaky, but the numbers don’t support Olsen as the #5 overall.

        • Brandon 1:52 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Keep in mind that Scheffler was hurt for about 1/3 of the season, so the fact that he still piled up a lot of targets says something.

          Maybe a better reason to expect big things from Olsen is the “Cutler-to-best receiver connection”, as the Cutler-to-Brandon Marshall connection was pretty huge over the past two years in Denver and now Olsen is arguably the best receiver in the Bears offense.

        • Matt 1:58 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The Cutler-to-Scheffler connection obviously doesn’t mean much on its own; it’s just one more factor to consider when you’re attempting to predict what the Cutler/Olsen pairing will produce. The number of targets the tight ends get is more dependent upon the offensive coordinator than the QB is, in any case.

  • Brandon 11:39 am on December 1, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 13 Wrap-up: Do we have to watch the Lions? 

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! If you were wishing that the football games would give you reason to ignore your family members and sit on the couch all afternoon, you were probably a bit disappointed with what transpired this past Thursday. In my opinion, this had to be one of the worst weekends of football in a long time, as eight of the fifteen games were near-blowouts, seven were missing a 30 point effort from either of the contestants, and three games featured teams whose leading rusher was either their quarterback or Jacob Hester (who needed one attempt to best LT!) Anyways, it was one of the most important weeks of football from a fantasy perspective, so let’s hope that the right guys had big days for your team, starting with the action from Turkey Day…

    • Tennessee 47, Detroit 10 (Thursday): Is it time to remove Detroit from the Thanksgiving Day football schedule? After another pathetic performance from a team trying its hardest to go 0-16, do they really deserve a national audience every Turkey Day? Either way, the Titans got back to what got them to 10-0 a few weeks ago…the running game, as both Chris Johnson (125 yards, 2 TD) and LenDale White (106 yards, 2 TD) had a field day against the Lions. (More …)
     
  • Matt 9:46 am on October 3, 2008 Permalink
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    Top 5 QB, RB, WR and TE for Week 5 2008 

    Why not K and DST? Because screw K and DST, that’s why.

    Quarterback

    1. Peyton Manning (@ HOU) – The Houston franchise belongs to Bob McNair on paper, but here in the real world, Peyton Manning owns the Texans (last four games: 297.2 yards on average, 10 total TDs, 0 total INTs). This has bounce-back game written all over it. 
    2. Tony Romo (vs CIN) – He’ll be getting T.O. the damn ball as much as he needs to against the atrocious Cincy defense. If Carson Palmer is able to start, move him to #1. Without Palmer, Cincy won’t be able to score much, which means the Dallas offense will mostly go through Marion Barber.
    3. Drew Brees (vs MIN) – The solid Vikings defense remains better at stopping ground attacks than aerial assaults, which suits the pass-happy Saints just fine. Receiver Robert Meachem is an emerging star who has taken advantage of Colston’s absence by gaining Brees’ trust.
    4. Jay Cutler (vs TB) – The Bucs’ secondary has been subpar all season, and they’re likely in for a humbling afternoon in the mile-high city. Drew Brees tore them apart in week 1 to the tune of 343 yards and 3 TDs, and I’d expect something similar out of Cutler.
    5. Philip Rivers (@ MIA) – Sunny skies, an opposing defense that gives up the 7th-most passing yards per game, and the #2 overall fantasy QB through four weeks… what’s not to like?

    (More …)

     
    • Rushi 2:57 am on October 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      My starting team invoves on player from each of your top 5. Sweet!

      Rivers, Gore, Steve Smith & Tony Gonzales 😀

    • Matt 10:27 am on October 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nice.

  • Brandon 8:11 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink
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    2008 Tight End Power Rankings 

    Power rankings for other positions

    Here are your power rankings for the tight end position this season. If you don’t pull one of the top guys on the list, make sure you don’t rush into any rash decisions to fill the spot. I expect that we’ll see some pretty solid stats from some of the second and third tier guys on this list…guys you can get pretty late in the draft. (More …)

     
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