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  • Brandon 11:58 am on September 6, 2010 Permalink
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    More updates from final cuts this past weekend 

    Just wanted to put up a running list of the important transactions that went down this weekend, starting off with one that raises more question marks than I’d like (since I drafted him!)

    • Seattle Seahawks release WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh – There were rumors that Housh might land in Minnesota, especially since the team cut reclamation project Javon Walker over the weekend, but nothing seems to be coming from it at this point. The latest seems to point towards T.J. playing for the Raiders or Redskins…so let’s hope he picks Washington, since Oakland is where receiver’s careers go to die.
    • Minnesota Vikings release WR Javon Walker – See above. Would have been a feel-good story, but in the end it just didn’t work out.
    • Arizona Cardinals release QB Matt Leinart – Apparently there are multiple teams bidding for his services as their backup, which seems odd to me. If he isn’t good enough to back up Derek Anderson, is there another team where he’s qualified? Maybe the Bills?
    • Washington Redskins released running backs Willie Parker and Ryan Torain – I’d stay away from these two in any fantasy drafts you may have left.
    • New York Jets have come to an agreement with CB Darrelle Revis – Unfortunately for Patriots fans, this means that the Jets defense should be at 100% to start the season and could make it a tight race for AFC East supremacy.
     
    • Wolf 1:21 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Think it’s a good idea to pick up Mike Williams (SEA) to replace TJ for now? I posted a few other options in a question through the contact us as well.

      • Eric 2:09 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Housh to the Ravens – they are stacked at WR now.

        • Wolf 5:33 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah.. Housh appears to be 3rd receiver on the Ravens now? I wonder how much he’ll actually see the ball (at least in the first few games)?

      • Brandon 9:09 am on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It will definitely be interesting to see how Housh fits into the Ravens passing game plan, as the team already has a lot of options. If Flacco has improved, it should allow all of these receivers to get their chances. However, to start the season, he’ll be a somewhat risky play. Mike Williams for Seattle has his own share of risk though. In your e-mail, I think the best option you mentioned was actually Jacoby Jones, who I think will see a lot of targets from Schaub as he matures into a legit wide out this year. Go with him for week one.

  • Brandon 11:50 am on October 24, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 8: T-Jones up next to abuse the Chiefs 

    After weeks of mediocre results, last week I hit the jackpot with my picks (must have been the renaming of the post!) I finished up 17-7-6 (hits-misses-pushes) for the week, carried there by the stellar play of the Titans running game versus the joke that is the Kansas City Chiefs defense. I also got some help from a few other running backs including Ryan Grant, who finally found the endzone, and Dominic Rhodes, who filled in quite nicely for the injured Joseph Addai and rewarded fantasy managers with two touchdowns. While the Jets passing game failed pretty miserably against what I thought was supposed to be a weak Raiders pass defense, it wasn’t enough to keep me from my best week of the season.

    This week I’m going to continue my trend of hating on the Chiefs defense by recommending all the Thomas Jones owners out there get him in your lineup this week. While I’m usually not too keen on picking against a team twice in a row (you figure they’ll try to make SOME adjustments), it’s just too good to pass up at this point. Anyways, here’s the rest of your hits and misses for week 8:

    Hits

    • Thomas Jones, RB, Jets: T.Jones has come alive the past two weeks (much to the enjoyment of his owners…like me!) with possibly the two best games of his career in terms of touchdowns (week 6) and yards (week 7.) As a reward for his hard work, this week he gets to take on a Chiefs defense that was absolutely annihilated by the Titans running game last week. If starting a running back at home against a defense that is allowing 5.6 yards per carry, 207 yards per game and has allowed 12 rushing touchdowns already this season is something you’re interested in (it better be), get Jones in your lineup ASAP! (More …)
     
  • Brandon 10:07 pm on October 20, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire pickups for week 8, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers (0.8% owned, Desperation Pickup) – Floyd is making the most of starter Chris Chambers being out and has a touchdown in the past two games (along with a 70 yard average.) San Diego plays in London this coming weekend, so expect Chambers to try his hardest to get out on the international stage, but Floyd will continue to get some looks.

    Josh Morgan, WR, 49er’s (2.5% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – The rookie showed promise in the preseason, but hasn’t lived up to the hype until this past weekend, where he had five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. As he gains more experience, expect him to become a bigger part of this offense. He’s a great keeper league prospect at this point. (More …)

     
    • Nick 12:05 pm on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am in quite a predicament. No thanks to that MORON Kellen Winslow. I have to keep added another TE each week with his injuries/illness and stupid suspension. I have managed to reap the benefits of the waiver wire each week and am tied in first in my league. These are the RB that I have. I need to drop 2 of them to make room for a kicker and a TE. Now one of them I have no problem getting rid of, it is the 2nd one that is giving me trouble.

      Maurice Jones-Drew – mighty mouse is staying
      Steve Slaton – money maker
      Jonathan Stewart – hit or miss, but still love the schedule for rest of the year
      Sammy Morris – after last week I love him to take over in NE
      Correll Buckhalter – has amazing value is Westbrook goes down again
      Dominic Rhodes – I have no problem dropping him since the next 3 opponents are TEN, NE, and PIT.
      Deuce McAllister – would suck to lose because Bush is out 2-4 weeks and they have SD, then a bye week and come back to face ATL and KC.

      My real problem is after Rhodes who would I drop….

      Buckhalter and hope I can pick him up again the next day. Or McAllister and just run with what I have left and possibly get him the next day. I hate this decision.

    • pastor 12:37 am on October 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Sammy Morris is out 3- 3 weeks, McAllister may be out 4 weeks with his looming suspension

  • Brandon 2:33 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink
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    Studs and Duds – Week 1: Opening Day edition! 

    After months and months of waiting, prognosticating, and drafting many a fantasy football team, the day has finally come to get this show on the road! Tonight the defending Superbowl champion New York Giants will host division rivals, the Washington Redskins. Even though they’re the champs, I have a feeling it won’t mean much for New York in this one. It seems that every game in this division is a battle to the end and the G-Men will have to go into this one without their two leading pass rushers from last season in Michael Strahan (retirement) and Osi Umenyiora (injury), while also looking to a young tight end (Kevin Boss) to replace the disgruntled and traded Jeremy Schockey. As a Patriots fan, all I can say is GO REDSKINS! Anyways, enough of the ranting about a game I really don’t care all that much about, and on to some important stuff…like who you should feel confident starting (studs) and who you should think about benching (duds) for this coming week in fantasy football. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???

    Studs

    Marion Barber (RB-DAL): This is Barber’s first chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a feature back, now that Julius Jones has left town, and it couldn’t have come against a better opponent. Last season the Browns gave up nearly 130 yards per game on the ground and that is the kind of production you can expect from Barber in this one (with maybe a touchdown or two). If all goes according to plan, Barber should be one of the top running back plays of the week. (More …)

     
    • Jason 3:22 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      2007 Week 15 Brandon Jacobs ran for 130 yards against the Redskins and 3 catches for 30 yards. Game was at NY.

    • Brandon 3:32 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Jason: That’s true…and it was one yard shy of his career best apparently. However, he got 25 of the teams 28 rushing attempts, something I see changing a bit in this one with Ahmad Bradshaw helping out. We’ll see though…

    • Brandon 9:13 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm…Jacobs seems to be ignoring my prediction for the most part. Also, I didn’t know the Washington offense would be so bad this year!

    • Jason 10:12 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      well, Washington looked terrible. Hard to say if the Giants are good or the Redskins are that bad. Love watching Jacobs run, though. Hope he stays healthy.

    • Brandon 10:22 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Jason: Yeah looks like my prediction wasn’t so accurate, but it didn’t look like the Giants were in a rush to use Jacobs around the end zone, which could be concerning. The Redskins just looked horrible on offense and I’m glad I own zero of their players on any of my fantasy teams. Jacobs is a bruiser for sure though…he completely destroyed that one defender that tried to bring him down. I wouldn’t expect him to rush for over 6 yards a carry all season long, but you’ll take it if you can get it I guess.

  • Brandon 10:34 pm on July 15, 2008 Permalink
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    International Men of Mystery 

    As I’ve been preparing my power rankings this season, I’ve noticed a few names that I’ve had a lot of difficulty placing amongst the lists. For example, how can you decide between Marvin Harrison and Wes Welker? You know Welker will do well, but do you have a clue how Harrison will do? Neither do I. Players like this I’ve deemed the International Men of Mystery and I figured I’d write an article documenting my random thoughts on a few of them. This is by no means a comprehensive list, as knowing how any player will do in a given season is really a guess anyway. So, without further ado, here are your mystery men…

    Quarterbacks

    Aaron Rodgers (GB): I guess by putting Rodgers on this list, you have to also consider his mentor Brett Favre as a mystery at this point in the year (until he and the Packers figure out what the hell to do with him). Anyways, Rodgers has been riding the pine for years now, racking up a whopping 329 passing yards over the past three seasons. He is now the apparent starter in Green Bay with some big shoes to fill. Considering the weapons that Green Bay has on the offensive side of the ball with Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones and Ryan Grant, it’s easy to believe that Rodgers could have a great fantasy season (similar to Favre’s 2007 season). However, people might forget that while he was a pupil to one of the all-time greats for these past years, he still has very little experience and there’s a good chance that he’ll go through some growing pains over the course of the season. The good part is that you won’t have to use a high draft pick on him, so you can take him as your second quarterback and only use him on your starters bye week if  necessary. (Risk: Low, Reward: High)

    (More …)

     
    • The Advisor 1:21 pm on July 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I actually have Marvin extremely low on my list, I just think he has too much to overcome this season, his age being the main thing. The dude is 36 years old!

      But as for Steve Smith, I totally agree with your reasoning behind his unfortunate season last year. I mean who can really perform well when you have David Carr and Testeverde tossing ground balls at you for four quarters. I am leaning toward the Very High reward in his case. I have him as a top 5 receiver this year.

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