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  • Brandon 1:18 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Just wanted to share a humorous tweet sent out by the outspoken Saints tight end, Jeremy Shockey, regarding the possibility of LeBron James ever playing in the NFL…

    everyone trust me Lebron James could not play in the NFL! espn is crazy to even think he could even make a practice squad. hes a 4.9 40 time

    After the success of Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez in the NFL, I’m pretty sure fantasy football managers would be salivating at the prospect of seeing James in the NFL. All I know is that he’d immediately be the best receiver on the Browns the day he stepped on the field.

     
    • e-roc 3:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Shockey runs a 4.9-40. LBJ could run a 4.9 backwards or sideways.

  • Brandon 11:07 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 8: Happy Halloween! 

    matt's bills pumpkinWith Halloween right around the corner, hopefully your fantasy teams are in for more treats than tricks! While there is no game on Sunday night due to the World Series, I’m excited for the treat we’ll all get on Monday night when we actually get to see a good football game (Falcons @ Saints), instead of what we were forced to witness last week. Make sure to set your rosters early on Saturday so that you don’t forget while you’re nursing that post-party hangover on Sunday!

    Anyways, here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eight, 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!) We start it off with a few big name running backs that you may be concerned about… (More …)

     
    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:35 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, guys! I need some help: 2WR, 2RB, and a flex, please! Carolina Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith, LeSean McCoy, Maclin, Choice, and Bell. Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 1:49 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…tricky one there. I’d go with Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith and LeSean McCoy.

      • Jacob 2:43 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        id go with miles austin and Maclin… MJD, Kevin Smith, and Lesean Mccoy

      • eric 8:14 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would play kevin smith,mjd,mc coy,austin and burleson

    • Ken 2:20 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Any thoughts Donald Lee vs Mercedes Lewis on hakeem nicks vs greg jennings this week?

      • Brandon 12:03 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donald Lee will get more looks as JerMichael Finley is out (or at least banged up) this week. As for Nicks vs Jennings, I’d go with Jennings, as I think the Vikings/Packers game will include a ton of passing.

    • Brian 4:19 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week I wanted to know about Shiancoe or Davis and you got it wrong but i won’t hold it against you cuz i’m back again this week. Anyway, I’m look for a number 1 & 2 rb this week. For my number 1 i was going with Steven Jackson but Steve Slaton seems like a better choice because he scores more TDs and catches more passes. For my number 2 it is either
      Ricky Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Reggie Bush

      Also how do you feel about Tomlinson going against the Raiders.

      • Brandon 12:01 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Why can’t RB2 be Steven Jackson? I like the others in this order: LT, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush.

      • Jacob 2:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would go with steve Slaton over S. Jackson … but ye y not do Jackson #2… if not id say Ricky WIlliams, then K. smith, then reggie bush

      • PD 1:28 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Smith & Slaton

    • Jones 9:44 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McCoy over D Williams?

      • Brandon 11:56 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LeSean McCoy over DeAngelo Williams? Umm…never.

    • Robert 10:32 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’ve got 2 WR and 2 RB spots, and 1 flex. I’m planning on starting Donald Driver, Mike Sims-Walker, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Miles Austin in the flex. Others on my roster are Andre Johnson, Derrick Mason, Correll Buckhalter, and Shonn Greene. Kevin Smith hasn’t been doing much lately, but I like his matchup against the Rams. I also don’t much like the matchups of the players I plan on benching. What do you think? Since my WR core is pretty deep, should I trade for an elite RB? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 11:59 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is a deep receiver corps you have there. Although I have Andre Johnson as a “miss” this week, I would think it’d be hard to bench him ever. If you can, try to watch the ESPN pregame show on Sunday to see Johnson’s status, because if he’s close to 100%, he’s probably a better play than Donald Driver. By all means though, think about trading some of those receivers before your league’s trade deadline (if you have one) or before they start getting hurt and lose value.

    • Stediberto 11:29 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got MSW, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith (CAR), Hakeem Nicks & A Collie. If Calvin plays, should I think about starting Collie over Smith?

      • Brandon 11:57 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t feel confident starting Steve Smith at this point and Austin Collie has been one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Go with Collie…but I like Hakeem Nicks more than Collie if that is a decision you were making too.

    • chris 2:04 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      too many decisions this week., need help…
      pick 2 WR…

      Austin Collie -SF
      Derrick Mason -Den
      Steve Smith (CAR)@Ari
      Percy [email protected]

      Pick 2 RB

      Ryan Grant -Min
      LeSean McCoy – NYG
      Beanie Wells -Car
      Tim Hightower – Car
      Jonathan Stewart @Ari

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Collie and Mason, McCoy and Grant (although I’m not all that high on him this week.)

    • David 2:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please pick 2:

      Andre Johnson
      T.J. Housh
      Devon Hester
      Austin Collie

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Johnson (even though I’m not high on him this week, but it looks like he’s good to go) and Housh.

    • Finley 2:30 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Garrard or Schaub?

      Shockey or V Davis?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to bench Schaub at this point…even if his match-up is a lot worse than Garrard’s. For your tight end, go with Shockey.

    • Scotty 2:51 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m wondering if you would start Jerricho Cotchery vs. Miami or Hakeem Nicks vs. Philly. Jerricho, as you know, has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has apparently looked sharp in practice this week. Miami is starting 2 rookie corners. Hakeem is going against a much tougher secondary & he is the tertiary option for Eli. Weather is forecasted to be inclement in both Philly & New York. What do you think?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d still go with Hakeem Nicks. Mario Manningham is hurt and might not even play this weekend, meaning Nicks will start alongside Steve Smith and get tons of looks. Eli is much better than Mark Sanchez and can over come a little weather and a tougher defense.

    • Alex 3:18 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there,
      I’ve got an offer from another team of Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs for Ray Rice and Miles Austin. I’ve got Rice/Austin. What do you think? I also have Calvin Johnson, Housh and Frank Gore

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Rice and Austin. Who knows, maybe Miles Austin ends up being a legit top-tier wide receiver. Ray Rice is a heck of a lot better than Jacobs at this point and I don’t think this trade is worth it for you.

    • DMANSTER 5:38 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, RB situation need your advice. Need to start 2 in a PPR league: Hightower (vs. Car); Barber (vs. Sea); Jones (vs. Mia); Bell (vs. Atl)??

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Want your opinion on who too start, small head to headh league (6 teams) but based on total points to crown champ.:
      QB: A. rogers or T. Romo and at RB:Ronnie Brown V. Sidney Rice v. F. Gore..(A.D is my #1)..
      My gut is telling me Rogers but the Romo match-up vs. SEA is very tempting. Also I basically have 1 spot 7 am undecided on my othat 3 RBs & who would get me the most points.
      Any input would be awesome. Thanks again and new to the site.

      • Brandon 9:34 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to reply to this, had a Halloween party and a road race that were keeping me occupied all night/morning before the games. Hopefully you ended up making the right decisions!

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:59 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry about the misprint … I was thinking Sidney but meant Ray Rice (RB) Bal

    • Jone 9:22 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi ya!

      I’ve got an offer Beanie Wells, Mike Bell, and Greg Jennings for Pierre Thomas and TJ Housh. Should I take it?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who else do you have for running backs? I’m not sure I like this trade as while you’re possibly upgrading a bit at receiver, you’re getting two guys you will never be comfortable starting at RB for one that is a decent starter.

    • BadBrainz 10:09 am on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      For the flex spot, should I start R. Williams, V. Jackson or D. Driver? I have LT and Ronnie Brown as my RBs. Also, Sims-Walker and Austin Miles as my 2 starting WR’s. If you can advise, I’d appreciate it. Keep up the great work

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello! will calvin and andre play? if not, which of these guys should i start instead: Lance Moore, Donnie Avery, Eddie Royal? Flex: Shonn Greene, Bradshaw, or any of the previously listed receivers?

      Thank you so much for your help!

    • mikefraz 7:12 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok I need help guys, i’m in a ppr

      qb choose 1
      Flacco
      Favre
      Garrard

      wr pick 2 d jackson,d driver, a boldin,m austin, a collie

      rb pick 2 mjd, gore, p thomas, mccoy, wells

      te pick 1 daniels ,celek

      i also need flex help 1rb/wr and 1wr/te

    • Jones 9:34 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Favre in the spotlight, WR-Jackson’s going to stay hot + Austin, RB’s-MJD + Mccoy, Daniels @ TE. Driver @ flex.

  • 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 9:50 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 2: Vikings ready to pillage 

    Now that week one is in the record books, we’re starting to get a better idea of how the teams will look this season. It’s obvious that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he’s being rewarded for his spectacular play in week one with a Detroit Lions defense that was complete owned by the Saints last week. While you would think that that would earn him a spot on the Hit list this week, I had to leave him off for reasons mentioned in my week one post. However, that does not prevent me from including his quarterback, who starts off this edition of the Hits & Misses… (More …)

     
    • John 10:04 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I pick up and start Correll Buckhalter or start Cadillac Williams?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess it depends on who you need to drop to get Buckhalter. Don’t drop Cadillac for him though! You’re probably safe just starting Cadillac this week if you don’t want to shake up your roster too much.

    • e-roc 11:03 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – with TJ suffering from the injury bug, do I start Laverneus Coles or Steve Smith (NYG)?

      @John – I vote for Buckhalter w/his matchup vs. the hapless Brownies.

      • Brandon 11:54 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey e-roc, if Housh plays, then I think you still want to go with him this week. It seems that Coles hasn’t been fully integrated into the Bengals offense yet and any Giants receiver is always a wild card (although Smith looked good in week one.) If Housh doesn’t play, go with Smith.

        • e-roc 4:36 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. Sounds like he’s going to still play, but who knows for how long (or how well!).

    • Brandon 11:53 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I guess Mark Schlereth was right…I’ll be darned!

  • Brandon 11:26 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 2: Cadillac is back! 

    Here is the first edition of The Wire, our weekly waiver wire list. The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. As it’s early in the season, this list is fairly long at the moment because a bunch of undrafted players come away with some unexpected stats. As the season progresses though, the law of averages will come into play and the cream will rise to the top, so this list will get shorter and more useful. Anyways, here are some players to check out as we move into week two of the fantasy football season:

    Get ’em in there

    • Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, RB, Buccaneers – While he might not run for 97 yards and a touchdown every week in this running-back-by-committee system (especially once Earnest Graham decides he’s warmed the bench enough), it looks like Cadillac is healthy once again and should put up decent numbers as long as he stays that way. He makes for a good RB3 candidate to keep in rotation during tough match-ups, bye weeks and injuries.
    • Jeremy Shockey, TE, Saints – The difference between Shockey and Ben Watson is that we know Shockey is capable of putting up the kind of numbers he did this weekend on a consistent basis if he can keep his head on straight and stay healthy. He won’t get the most yardage of any tight end out there, but he’s always a threat in the red-zone, something you want from the TE spot on your roster. With the Saints passing game already running on all cylinders, Shockey makes a decent play as your teams tight end…as long as you’re not replacing Gates, Witten, etc.

    (More …)

     
    • Squish 5:10 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good solid list you’ve got there! You hit about every major waiver target!

      I’m still not buying into Cadillac Williams in that offense. I mean he only got 13 carries which is not enough to make him a useful back against most defenses. I’d much rather have Fred Jackson right now as he is poised to keep the starting role after Lynch gets back (if he continues to impress). Leon Washington should also be grabbed if he’s available. And keep an eye on the situation in SD. Sproles may just end up having a much larger role in that offense than anyone predicted.

      I’m not investing in the TEs quite yet. Sure Shockey had 2 TDs but they played the Lions. I have to think he won’t duplicate the feat. Ditto for Heap who basically had the most receiving yards in a game week 1 that he has ever had since 2007.

      In the same sense, the WRs aren’t really exciting me yet. Crayton only had one big play and wasn’t targeted enough for my taste. Same goes for Manningham and Meachem. I feel like Randle El won’ duplicate his performance either. He’s only hit the 7 reception mark once in his career so this week can be considered a fluke.

      Some legitimate WR pickups in my mind are Bess, Burleson, Clayton, Robinson, Gage and Henderson all who got plenty of targets. I’m still on the fence of Britt but I’d definitely pick up others before him. A pick not mentioned that I’d at least watch is Louis Murphy who is looking like Russell’s only WR target in Oakland.

      As for QBs, definitely grab Flacco if available but I doubt he will be in most leagues. Think about taking a chance on Jeff Garcia (not Kolb) who may start for the Eagles in next week’s high flying shootout against NO. Also, I think Sanchez maybe be worth watching (not picking up yet). As of right now, Sanchez schedule alone makes in useless to own him but things change quick in defenses.

      For the defense crowd, I like grabbing Atlanta for next week because they’ll be playing a Carolina offense that looked like the next Detroit Lions against the Eagles. Atlanta won’t get that kind of output but they will do well. Washington and Denver are also worth adds for their matchups next week.

      As for kickers, Prater may just be this year’s Bironas. He looked great on two long FGs this week and should be expected to put up even better numbers this week.

      Anyway, that’s my take!

      Squish

    • Shirley 7:19 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I had Anthony Gonzalez as a starter this week but with his injury, I’m thinking about dropping him for someone on the waiver wire. My other WRs are Lance Moore, Derrick Mason, Roddy White, and Earl Bennett.

      Free agents consist of Kenny Britt, Michael Clayton, Michael Jenkins, Chansi Stuckey, Devery Henderson, Louis Murphy, and all other Colts WRs except Wayne & Gonzalez.

      Or instead of dropping Gonzalez, should I consider dropping Bennett for one of the players I listed above?

      Thanks guys!

      • Brandon 8:36 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It looks like Gonzalez will be out for about half the fantasy season at a minimum, so it probably doesn’t make sense to keep him on your roster. Definitely don’t get of Earl Bennett at this point, as Cutler was looking his way ALL day long on Sunday. Of the free agents you mention, I’d go with Michael Clayton, who seems to be a favorite target of Byron Leftwich.

        • Shirley 9:00 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon!

    • J 11:36 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am trying to find my team identity. In my 12-team league we start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 3 WR’s, 1 TE, 1 Kicker, 1 Team D, and 1 Defensive player and have three bench spots for any position.. My team now consists of:

      QB Peyton Manning
      RB Clinton Portis
      RB Ray Rice
      WR Chad Ochocinco
      WR Devery Henderson
      WR Braylon Edwards
      TE Ben Watson
      K Rob Bironas
      TD San Diego
      D Eric Weddle

      (Bench)
      RB Steven Jackson
      WR Justin Gage
      WR Donnie Avery

      Now, I am looking to improve my WR’s and possibly TE position.

      Notable Free Agent TE’s available are V. Shiancoe, Heath Miller, Brent Celek, Keven Boss, Robert Royal, Bo Scaife and Vernon Davis.

      Notable WR’s are:
      Michael Clayton, Earl Bennett, Antwan Randal El, Josh Morgan, Laurent Robinson, Mike Jenkins, Bryant Johnson, Davone Bess, Legedu Naanee, Marc Bradley, Issac Bruce, Pierre Gracon and Austin Collie …. Also, I have a trade offer I am contemplating where I would send Braylon Edwards in exchange for Don Driver.

      Would you add anyone on this list and drop anyone from my team if this was your squad? I have good feelings about Bennett, Clayton, Shiancoe, Collie and/or Garcon (whoever fills in for Gonzalez, really).
      Also, Dareen Spoles is available and even though I have three pretty solid RB’s in my mind and can only start two, I was thinking of grabbing him as a backup and possibly dealing Jackson or Portis.
      Thanks for your feedback.

      • Squish 12:38 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        J, I wouldn’t give up on your WR situation yet. It looks fine to me. Hang onto Watson at TE too just to see if the first game was a fluke or not. Your Rb situation is fine and doesn’t need improvement.

        The one change I would make is at your defensive position. If you can play any defender, the choice should always be to go with an LB be cause they make more plays than DBs or DLs. I’d drop Weddle and try to grab one teams MLB. I’m thinking Ruud, Beason, Ryans, Willis, Harrison, Ware, or London Fletcher unless you have some wacky defensive scoring system

      • Brandon 10:44 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Of the free agent wide receivers in your league, I really like Earl Bennett, as Cutler seems to love throwing his way. Davone Bess will get a lot of receptions as well, but won’t find the endzone very often, so he’s really only useful in PPR leagues for the most part. I like Bennett better than Devery Henderson, who has never been the most consistent receiver out there (and the team has plenty of other options.) You might keep Henderson around another week to see if he is indeed the real deal this year though before you make any moves with your WR corps.

        For your tight end, I like Kevin Boss more than Ben Watson, who I’m convinced is a one game wonder based on his history with the Patriots, while Boss should be a consistent target for Eli Manning.

        If Darren Sproles is available, definitely grab him. I’m not hearing anything good about Tomlinson and his injury and Sproles will get a lot of carries/catches throughout the season even if LT is healthy. I wouldn’t deal Jackson or Portis at this point unless you can get a good deal, as the other guy will probably be looking to rip you off based on their week one performances.

        Hope this helps!

    • J 2:42 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks guys!

    • J 5:26 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Curious also to what you guys think of this…. Someone has offered me Braylon Edwards for Donald Driver. I am very tempted to do so because I don’t look at Braylon as the type guy who caught 16 TDs two years ago, but still wondering if it is worth to wait it out a bit becuase he is technically a number one guy in Cleveland and still has potential I guess. On the flip side, GB has a few nice matchups against what should be weak defensive teams in the next few weeks, but is a number 2 guy.. Thanks for your advice.

      • Squish 8:43 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a toughie. Braylon definitely has more upside but Driver should still be good for 70 receptions this year. It’s really a matter of personal preference. Keep bye weeks in mind when considering the trade.

        • J 12:47 am on September 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry, I have Braylon and they are offering me Driver… But yes, I agree, it is a tough one, and it may come down to personal preferance. I may just stick it out for a bit and see how Braylon does this week against Denver. Have an urge to trade one of my RB’s, maybe Jackson for Greg Jennings, but again, may wait it out.. I still feel I need that ‘dynamic’ receiver on my roster to give me a shot at ultimately competing for the title.. I did pick up Sproles as an insurance guy. Again, I only start two RB;s and I now have Portis, Rice, Jackson and Sproles. Ahh, the fun of decision making in fantasy football is great, isn’t it!?

        • Squish 12:39 pm on September 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          News out of Cleveland is that Quinn has been having all kinds of chemistry problems for Edwards and that it shouldn’t be expected that he’ll match his stats from two years ago with Anderson at the helm (who had better chemistry with him). Hang on to Driver.

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