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  • Brandon 12:26 am on December 20, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 16: Take a ride in the PT Cruiser! 

    Of all the cars out there to get a nickname from (see: Cadillac Williams), I’m not sure I would want people calling me the name of one of the worst new vehicles to come out this century, but whatever works I guess! It apparently IS working for Saints running back Pierre Thomas, who has put up some great fantasy numbers over the past few weeks in an offense that is traditionally pass-first (and made a lot of fantasy team managers very happy in the process.) This weekend you should have the PT Cruiser parked right in the RB1 or RB2 slot on your roster when the Saints head to Detroit, helping your team cruise to a fantasy football championship!

    Hits

    • Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints: Although I recommend a few of our readers sit the PT Cruiser last week, this week my tune has changed a bit. The Saints head to Detroit on Sunday to play a Lions team that has been absolutely dreadful against the run this year, allowing 169 yards per game (4.9 ypc) to opposing tailbacks, while allowing them to rack up 26 touchdowns. With Reggie Bush out of the picture, expect a big day for Thomas.
    • Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers: For all of you who snagged Antonio Bryant off the waiver wire in the middle of the season, you have to be loving your decision at this point. In most leagues, Bryant has now racked you up around 300 yards and a couple touchdowns through the first two rounds of the playoffs, and I’m predicting that he’ll continue that trend against a bad San Diego Chargers defense. You know those commercials that ESPN had for the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame? If Bryant comes through this weekend, I think you need to add him for next year’s ads. (More …)
     
    • e-roc 10:37 pm on December 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – I’m glad I stumbled onto the FFGeekblog when I did (week 13?), because I’ve since become the champion of my 10-team league (even though I unintentionally benched Wayne). Week 17 still counts for us in the points-race where I’m currently 3rd (top 2 get paid). Thanks for the guidance!

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 10:57 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Glad we could help you out. This is only our second year in existence, but thanks to readers like you we’ve been pretty successful so far. We’re hoping to get even better next season, so if you have any recommendations on things that would be helpful to you that we don’t currently offer, please let us know!

    • @Brandon 11:06 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Keep up the good work. I’ll let you know if I think of anything. but for now, I’m looking forward to next August and your draft insight.

    • Keke 8:31 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Wow if u guys like Forte i could probly get u tickets
      he goes to me church

  • Brandon 10:20 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13, 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, but 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.

    J.J. Arrington, RB, Cardinals (11.6% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – Tim Hightower still has a hold on the “starter” designation, as well as the goal-line carries, but with the team passing the ball so much and Hightower running so ineffectively, it’s Arrington who could have the most value heading into the playoffs. If you’re a Hightower owner, you want Arrington on your roster for sure insurance if anything.

    Maurice Morris, RB, Seahawks (15.7% owned, Desperation Pickup) – He had a big game on Sunday, but with a short week ahead it could be Julius Jones that gets the bulk of the carries. You should not be relying on a player like Morris to get you into the playoffs, but maybe you are… (More …)

     
  • Brandon 3:28 pm on November 18, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12, 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, but 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.

    J.J. Arrington, RB, Cardinals (1.8% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – Rookie Tim Hightower just hasn’t gotten it done the past two weeks and we’re starting to wonder if he’s really starter-material. With Kurt Warner opening the field up dramatically with the passing game, Hightower should have all the room in the world to run the ball, but the numbers just aren’t there. On Sunday, J.J. Arrington was able to weasel some carries from Hightower (including a touchdown) and did fairly well with them. If Hightower continues to struggle, look for Arrington’s carries to increase steadily.

    Deion Branch, WR, Seahawks (9.2% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – Branch finally played another game this season…and survived! He ended up the game with over 50 yards and as he gets more playing time, he should get more comfortable in the offense and put up decent numbers down the home stretch. He’s probably not worth starting right away, but you might pick him up and hide him on your roster to see what he can do. (More …)

     
    • Shirley 10:07 am on November 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Alright so I picked up Warrick Dunn but today I saw that he has a back injury and that he’s questionable for Sunday. If he becomes probable, I may have to grab him again. So in dropping Dunn, I picked up Ryan Grant who’s been doing relatively well lately. In addition to Grant who’s playing the Saints this week, I also have Chris Johnson and Thomas Jones who are playing each other. Which two should I start: Thomas Jones, Chris Johnson, or Ryan Grant?
      I’m leaning towards starting Grant and then one of the other two. Thomas Jones is going up against the strong Titans defense but Chris Johnson and the whole Titans running game has been struggling these past few games. I need help from my FF guru!

  • Brandon 5:58 pm on November 3, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 9 Weekend Wrap-Up: Halloween hang-over 

    While I wish I could write about something super-exciting that happened this past weekend in the NFL, there just wasn’t a whole lot going on worthy of it. The most interesting thing to happen was probably the Chiefs near-victory over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so we’ll start there…

    • Tampa Bay 30, Kansas City 27: While the final outcome of this game was pretty predictable (TB beats KC), the score was no where near what we all expected. I’m not sure which stats are more interesting: 1) a non-quarterback for both teams (RB Earnest Graham for the Bucs, WR Mark Bradley for the Chiefs) threw a touchdown pass (with the Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen catching the touchdown from Bradley) or one of the top run defenses in the league let up over 100 yards to a rookie (Jamaal Charles) who plays for the Chiefs. Anyways, in the end it doesn’t matter what the score was, as the Chiefs couldn’t find a way to stop the Jeff Garcia to Antonio Bryant (8 catches for 115 yards and a TD) connection all day long.
    • New York Jets 26, Buffalo 17: I’m surprised that the Jets even won this game, considering the play of Brett Favre (201 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.) Either way though, as a Patriots fan I can’t complain about how bad either of these teams look these days. Honestly, even though they’re the only team in the division without a winning record, the Dolphins are the team that scares me the most to challenge New England for the division crown. (More …)
     
  • Brandon 10:55 am on October 28, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9, 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.

    Nate Washington, WR, Steelers (6.6% owned, Desperation Pickup) – While his reception totals for each game this year aren’t all that consistent, Washington still manages to get some solid yardage and has been adding touchdowns to that as of late. I can’t recommend you start him on a weekly basis, but if you’re in a bind and it looks like a good matchup, you might consider him at the WR3 or flex position.

    Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Dolphins (19.6% owned, Instant Starter) – Obviously you shouldn’t count on an other-worldly 175 yard performance from Ginn each week, but besides a bogus game in week 6, Ted Jr. has been pretty decent this year in his rookie season. He gets to play the lowly Broncos defense this week as well, making him even more appealing. (More …)

     
    • Fantasy Football Calculator 12:58 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What numbers do you think Avery will continue to put up? I agree he’s a great free agent pickup, but I’m still skeptical about his consistency. He’s had a lot of bad weeks so far, and he seems hard to predict.

      Good list of pickups. I didn’t realize that Bulger was owned in less than 50% of leagues.

    • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have to imagine that Avery will continue to put up WR2 style stats. I was watching the game on Sunday (for the Patriots of course) and it looks like Bulger is really keyed on looking to Avery once he sees that Torry Holt is double covered. With Steven Jackson out, the team went to the passing game a bit more than usually probably, but Avery will still see a good amount of looks per game. He’s probably a 60-80 yard a week kind of guy and he’ll break a few for a touchdown here and there. His bad weeks were only really the first few games of the season, which as a rookie, seems pretty understandable. He had to work his way up the depth chart and now that he’s a starter, I don’t see him falling back down anytime soon.

    • Tim 2:33 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Who is the better pass catcher out of the backfield – Pierre Thomas or Stecker? Any RB in the Saints offense should be serviceable as a flex option, but what’s the chances of a time share being established?

    • Brandon 2:43 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You’re probably right about the time share between Stecker and Thomas, but at this point it looks like Thomas would get the most carries though as he’s already seen a lot more action this year than Stecker. When he plays, Stecker is used a lot in the passing game and he could be used as the third down back, but Thomas can also catch passes so we’ll see. If you’re looking for a guy to start this weekend as your RB2 or flex spot though, go with Thomas, as he’s the safer bet to produce.

    • Tim 11:19 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the solid free agents list each week- I use this list with more confidence than the other FF “experts” out there at the bigger sites like ESPN and Yahoo.

      One thing to point out though – Ten Ginn Jr. was a rook last year, so this is his 2nd year. I’m not a fan of him this year, but I think he makes the “3rd yr WR jump” next year and establishes himself as a top tiered WR.

    • Brandon 11:33 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the props on the list! I agree that Ginn will be a great candidate for a big third year…as long as he has a good quarterback throwing him the ball. If the team keeps Pennington as the starter and doesn’t go back to some young guy to groom for the future, then he’ll be alright, otherwise I think he’ll be in for a long third year in the league.

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