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  • Brandon 12:02 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 7: New England heads to Old England 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week seven, 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!) This week I’ve again tried to leave off the most obvious picks, such as Peyton Manning’s dream match-up against the Rams, so that the list only includes players you may have been scratching your head about starting this week. Also, not to get too far off topic, but the Patriots head to London this week to play the Buccaneers, which got me thinking…is the team name “New England Patriots” offensive to the British? I mean, they ARE the nation that we were being patriots against in the first place! Anyways, I guess we’ll let some of our readers from the U.K. comment on that, so let’s get into the hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Stediberto 12:09 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Marshall & MSW on bye this week, so Steve Smith (CAR), Collie, and Coles have to start. On TE, Carlson is on bye, and I have McMichael. Should I address TE (V Davis or Sean Ryan) or WR (Miles Austin, Nicks, or L Moore) from the waiver wire this week? Thanks!!

      • meany1413 1:45 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would say stick with McMichael at TE. You might wanna pick up Austin considering he has got the starting job over Crayton now. Moore be a good backup option though.

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Vernon Davis at tight end and honestly, those waiver wire receivers look more appealing than two of your three current options. I like Austin, Nicks AND Moore more than Collie and Coles. If possible, I’d start Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Lance Moore at wide receiver.

      • e-roc 3:38 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Stediberto – I’m sitting Steve Smith (CAR) in favor of Nicks this week (and possibly going forward). I encourage you to do the same. Nicks has a competent QB… Delhomme is as good as Akili Smith right now.

    • meany1413 1:47 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey love the site guys,

      I’m in a predicament here. I’ve got Marion Barber and Tashard Choice. Who do you guys think i should start this week? My other RB’s are Reggie Bush and Steven Jackson.

      • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d start the guys in this order: Marion Barber, Steven Jackson, Tashard Choice, Reggie Bush, depending on how many spots you need to fill.

    • Luke 8:42 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello, i need two running backs from deangelo williams, ronnnie brown and joseph addai, and two WRs from fitzgerald, Ochocinco and greg jennings. please help

      • Brandon 2:13 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with DeAngelo Williams and Ronnie Brown as your RB’s, then Fitzgerald and Ochocinco at WR. It’s tough to bench Jennings, but the other two are just playing better football at the moment and have decent match-ups.

    • The Don 12:23 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      All right i got a choice Donald Driver vs Sidney Rice

      BLOGGERS SPEAK

      • Brandon 2:04 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Donald Driver more simply based on the match-up. Sidney Rice is not likely to repeat last weeks crazy numbers against the Steelers this week.

    • Luke 12:53 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i would go with driver for sure. wat u think of my problem above Don

    • Ken 12:02 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      As a flex: Devin Hester, Hakeem Nicks, or Johnny Knox?

      • Brandon 8:45 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Devin Hester…but Hakeem Nicks is a close second. If your team awards points for return yards, then Knox becomes an option, but otherwise go with Hester.

    • Russ 3:53 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      miles austin or sidney rice for flex?

    • Jesse 12:19 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Dilemma: larry johnson or Laurence Maroney. Phillip Rivers or Ben Rothlisberge??

    • Brandon 9:08 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Whoops…Vernon Davis is not a regular follower of FFGeekBlog.com I guess!

  • Brandon 10:13 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 4: Cutler to the Rescue! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week four, 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!) This week I didn’t even have to worry about skipping the most obvious choices, as most of the top ranked players have some pretty tough match-ups (Brees/Colston vs Jets, MJD vs Titans, Brady vs Ravens, Purple Jesus vs Packers, etc), so here is your unfiltered hits and misses for the week, starting with the Savior of Chicago… (More …)

     
    • Brandon 12:22 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • Jose 9:05 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thomas Jones or Ahmad Bradshaw week 4?

        • Brandon 10:25 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Bradshaw, who should put up some decent numbers against the Chiefs. T-Jones is too risky at this point, as you’re basically just hoping he can get a goalline carry to get you some points.

    • Brian 3:38 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      How do you feel about Indy receivers Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and Giants receivers Steve Smith and Mario Manningham. Both are facing what looks like weak defenses and should fare well. Would you pick these over Hester, Santana Moss and Sims-Walker as you recommended?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        First of all, I’m having trouble thinking of any situation where I would recommend benching a healthy Reggie Wayne. As for Garcon and the two Giants receivers, I like them (plus my “hits”) in this order:

        1) Steve Smith
        2) Santana Moss
        3) Devin Hester
        4) Mike Sims-Walker
        5) Mario Manningham
        6) Pierre Garcon

        • Brian 3:52 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The league i’m in has only two receivers to chose. So I guess Wayne & Smith would get the start.

        • Brandon 4:19 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I’d go with those two. While Moss, Hester and Sims-Walker have good match-ups, they aren’t as consistent as Smith has been this year, as he’s obviously established himself as Eli’s go-to guy.

        • Brian 5:09 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          My starting RBs this week are Benson and Coffee. They both going up against a week defenses of the Browns and Rams respectively. I would have gone with Portis had he not been hurt – he could have gone for close to 150 with that Bucs defense.

        • Brandon 11:35 am on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Portis might end up playing, but I’d stick with Benson and Coffee, who also have great match-ups.

    • Mike 9:37 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ray Rice vs NE McFadden vs Houston who’s been horrible agianst the run, or Portis who has been hurting vs the Bucs?

      • Brandon 11:35 am on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Make sure to check Portis’ status on Sunday, but if he plays, he’s got a much better matchup then Ray Rice. If Portis is held out though, then it makes your decision pretty easy!

    • Taylor ochoa 12:49 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i picked up coffee off of wavers have to drop one of the three a.bradshaw,p.thomas, or f.jackson please help

      • Brandon 10:28 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Whoa, do NOT drop Pierre Thomas! As for the others, Jackson probably has a little less value than Bradshaw in the long run, but both of them have more value then Glen Coffee once Frank Gore returns to action. If possible, you could drop Fred Jackson now, then when Gore comes back you pick him back up. Good luck!

  • Brandon 10:06 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 3: Bring out your Steve Smiths! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week three, listing players who you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those who you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) As usual, I tried to keep the most obvious players off the list, such as Drew Brees against a Bills defense that is allowing over 330 yards per game through the air (make sure to have him in your lineup this week though.) Anyways, let’s get to the good stuff, starting with a pair of receivers who share a name… (More …)

     
    • Wolf 12:26 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my situation: I run 4 WRs (Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Hines Ward, Vincent Jackson). Welker is still unsure and Vincent is looking at a hard game… I’ve got Mario and Steve Smith (NYG) on my bench. I’m assuming by your prediction you’d say.. Put in Smith in place of Jackson and save Mario for Welker last-minute substitute? What do you think?

      • Brandon 1:29 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, actually that sounds like a pretty good plan to me! However, I think I’d rather start Vincent Jackson over Manningham, as I’m not a fan of starting two receivers on the same team and there’s always a chance Jackson will get a touchdown or something to boost his stats. So play Smith instead of Jackson and if Welker is a no-go, then put back in Jackson.

        • Wolf 3:06 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Haha, well not too mention I start Moss and Welker as my 1 and 2.. although week one the 2 of them were quite nice.

        • Brandon 4:23 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Good point, you got me there. I won’t argue against the following teammate duo’s though: Moss/Welker, Fitzgerald/Boldin, and maybe Ward/Holmes. Steve Smith and Mario Manningham might jump into this category soon though!

          By the way, Welker is a game-time-decision, so I’m not sure how you feel about that. You might keep him on your bench just to be safe and go with Moss, Smith, Ward and Jackson.)

        • Squish 3:19 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Here’s a great article about starting two players from the same team:

          http://subscribers.footballguys.com/2008/08drinen-sameteam.php

    • Breezy 2:06 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my question…I have P. Thomas, Manningham, Benson, McCoy. Need to play 2/4 of them. Who I do go for?

      • Brandon 7:52 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas is a risky play as you don’t really know how healthy he is yet. It looks like Brian Westbrook might actually play this weekend, so that will limit McCoy’s effectiveness. Go with Mario Manningham and Cedric Benson and hope he can score a touchdown or something, because the yards won’t come easy against the Steelers.

    • cdawg 10:37 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m going crazy, should i start willis mcgahee over ronnie brown or deangelo williams?

      • Squish 3:22 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say yes. I have McGahee ranked in the top 5 projected this week. I’d definitely start him over Brown. Whether you start him over DeAngelo or not is up to you. Playing Williams is more conservative but I think McGahee has a much better chance at multiple TDs.

    • major b 12:56 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my dilemma.. I’ve got R. White, TO, and S. Smith (NYG) and have to sit one. I think Smith is a great play, and can’t decide between the other two.. I agree with you on White having a tough week, but will TO be that busy against NO?

      • Brandon 7:53 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Steve Smith and T.O. The Bills will be down early against the Saints and will be forced to air it out, meaning plenty of passes Owens’ way.

    • micah 1:12 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i have Reggie Wayne who will start, Ochocinco, manningham ,crayton, and Lee Evans. who do i use as second WR??i also have a wr/RB option that has cedric benson . please let me know what you would do?

      • major b 1:47 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your thoughts… I’d go with Manningham as your #2. The Bucs have been giving up big plays to WR’s, and with Manningham’s ability to run after the catch I think he’ll have a good week.

      • Brandon 7:55 am on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ochocinco in the WR2 slot, with Manningham replacing Cedric Benson as your WR/RB spot. Benson is playing the Steelers, who are not easy to run against. They’re not easy to pass against either I guess, but I think Ochocinco will still get plenty of chances. Good luck!

    • micah 1:13 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      major i would go with
      TO i think

    • justin 10:53 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Boy this guy doesnt know shit about football. He sure can call’em can’t he! bench manningham n play Ochocinco…..terrible call! Bn Vincent jackson????? Arguably the best wr right now! he didnt do anything amazing in week 3 but 16 fantasy pts is pretty solid.

      • Brandon 11:11 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Manningham (4 catches, 55 yards) and Ochocinco (5 catches, 54 yards) had nearly identical stats this weekend. Plus I recommended starting both.

  • Brandon 8:58 am on September 14, 2009 Permalink
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    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head based on the performance of my fantasy teams (and those that were against me)…

    • Drew Brees is ridiculous. This was one of those match-ups that seemed too good (or bad, if you were playing against him like I was) to be true, but in the end somehow Brees played even better than expected and pretty much won the week for a team that had him playing.
    • With Pierre Thomas out, Reggie Bush ran the ball just seven times. What?
    • After his awful first half performance, Jay Cutler looked 200% better in the second half (besides that last interception!) I was regretting having drafted him for most of the game, but I was able to sleep a bit better after he at least threw one touchdown pass.
    • Devin Hester and Earl Bennett should have solid seasons with Cutler…but what happened to Greg Olsen?!
    • Felix Jones underwhelmed in the first game of the season.
    • Carson Palmer couldn’t throw a touchdown pass against the Broncos?
    • Is Julius Jones that good? Or is St. Louis that bad?
    • Jake Delhomme is making my Steve Smith draft pick look pretty scary right now.
    • While the Jets defense looks solid, the Eagles defense went crazy. (In one of my leagues, my opponent had Philly DEF, Drew Brees and Julius Jones. I lost.)
    • Randy Moss needs to go HUGE tonight so the Patriots can beat T.O. and the Bills…and I can pull off the win in my other league!
     
    • Matt 1:06 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      St. Louis is still that bad. Julius Jones is officially a “sell high” candidate after just one week.

    • Matt M 1:49 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Opponent had Brees too. Jake Delhomme cost me wk 1. He can’t make Steve Smith look bad all year right?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The unfortunate part is that no matter how Delhomme does, he usually still finds a way to get Steve Smith 100 yards and a score. The fact that it didn’t happen yesterday makes me a bit nervous. I’d give them another week before going into panic mode though…just cross your fingers!

        • Squish 5:23 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          10-4 this week for my teams with an all important win in my cash league.

          All I can say is that the Eagles defense and John Carlson, both of whom I specifically targeted, can go a long way towards a winning week 😉

          Then again so does having Brees, Flacco, AP and Thomas Jones in a keeper league. Too bad they weren’t on my team 🙁

          Now to decide what to do with Benson and J. Jones now that they got their one good week of the year out of the way…

        • Brandon 9:28 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You could try trading Benson and Jones to some unsuspecting team manager in your league…depends on who you play with I guess.

  • Brandon 9:00 am on August 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: What to do with the #2 pick? 

    Atg ButtonIn case you’re not familiar with our site, throughout the year we answer any fantasy football related questions you may have in our weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on how many we get) “Ask the Geeks” feature. Questions can range from who to start, who to pick up off waivers, when will Brett Favre sign with the Vikings, or anything else you can dream up that may help your fantasy team climb to the top of the standings. So without further ado, let’s get into the first question(s) of the season, a question regarding the #2 pick in the draft:

    E-Roc asks: Gentlemen, my 2009 FF season has officially started with the unveiling of my league’s draft order. I have the #2 pick in this year’s draft. Any suggestions? My guess is the #1 will pick AP… then I’m going to chug a beer and throw a dart at a page with 5-10 names on it. We have a very QB-friendly-scoring league which leads me to wanting to draft Drew Brees or Tom Brady (yes, I’m a believer).

    On a side-note, can you guys remember the last time a franchise QB (i.e. Jay Cutler) was traded in the middle of his prime? Sounds like a question for the Stump the Schwab on ESPN. (More …)

     
    • e-roc 8:23 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great to be back and as always, great analysis guys. I’m leaning toward picking Brady (high risk, high reward) since he’s got all kinds of weapons around him, but there’s a high possibility that AP could fall to #2. I know the guy drafting #1 could end up picking Brees. My current top 3: Brady, Forte or AP (if available).

      Warren Moon!! Good catch. The Vikes could use someone like him this year..

      Thanks for featuring my questions in your Blog!

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