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  • Brandon 9:09 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 14: Who's Starting Vince Young in the Playoffs? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week fourteen. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis. This week we start off with a few quarterbacks who’s play has improved dramatically over the next few weeks. Early in the season, did you ever imagine starting Alex Smith or Vince Young (or Bruce Gradkowski?) in the playoffs? Me neither.

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    • e-roc 9:39 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      *whew* Limped into the playoffs with 3 straight L’s but still managed to secure a Bye week.

      My QB situation has been a crap shoot because I own McNabb, VY, and Alex Smith. Who do I start this week? Purely based on match-ups, I want to start VY…

      • s 2 da a L 1:52 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was 7-2 and tied for first – 4 straight losses has made me the 5th seed.. guys are just not performing :/

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to sit McNabb against a Giants defense that just got lit up by Tony Romo. Plus, if you actually look at the last few games the Rams of played, they haven’t been all that bad against the pass (shut down Hasselbeck and Cutler.) Stick with McNabb.

        • e-roc 3:46 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ll stick with McNabb… My team has under-performed for 3 straight weeks. Not looking good…

    • Mark 12:00 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Best week 14 flex play?
      Sidney Rice vs CIN
      Joseph Addai vs. DEN
      Jamaal Charles vs BUF

      • Tommy 10:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jamaal Charles, definitely.

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy here, go with Jamaal Charles. The Bills are the worst team in the league at stopping the run.

    • TJ 2:19 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys – First off, thanks for helping me win my division, you guys are the best.

      Wanted to know your thoughts on my playoff roster:
      – At RB I have SJax, Wells, Charles, F Jackson, & Forsett. Thinking about swapping someone for Harrison, as a posible week 15 option should something happen (like SJax’s back finally caving in). Maybe FredJack, or Forsett if it looks like they’ll be sticking to Jones….?
      – At WR, Welker, Austin, Ocho, SimsWalker, Smith(NYG). Meacham is available. Worth swapping one for him – will Ocho shine again?
      – D/ST – GB & CIN, who do you like going forward? (can also grab DEN, CAR, ARI)
      And for the rest:
      – TE – Witten & Shiancoe
      – K is always the flavor of the week, and Q is Brees.

      Big question about whether I’m safer carrying 2 QBs in case Brees gets hurt (would grab Smith), but I’d have to drop something (probably the extra D/ST, hard to part with the others) Are there 2 D’s worth carrying, or do you think I can safely stick with one (probably GB this week, at least)

      Thanks!

      I’m thinking

      • TJ 2:21 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also – Garcon is available too….

        • TJ 2:47 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          …And I the Ravens DEF too, just swapped CIN for them

        • e-roc 8:12 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You’re pretty stacked at WR.. They’re all #1’s on their respective teams. At this point, the only guy I would consider swapping is Steve Smith (NYG) for Meachem since he plays for an offensive juggernaut.

        • Brandon 3:45 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Not sure Garcon is worth the add with the Colts about to clinch home field advantage through the playoffs and Peyton Manning seeing a drop in playing time.

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It might not be a huge upgrade, but feel free to drop Forsett for Harrison. At least you’re assured he’ll get some carries. At wide receiver, I agree with E-Roc on Steve Smith. He hasn’t found the endzone a whole lot lately and actually has some pretty bad match-ups down the stretch (PHI, WAS, CAR.) I like Witten at tight end and love the Packers defense this week against Jay “Interception Machine” Cutler.

    • DJ 12:03 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      warner or A. smith this week

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although there are some hip injury worries, Kurt Warner should be good to go on Monday and with the weapons he has at receiver, you have to start him over Alex Smith. This will all change if you find out that Warner is looking less likely to play later in the week, but for now plan on starting the old man.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:41 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ffgeekblog STILL rocks!

    • Javier 7:23 am on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 RB 2 WR 1 Flex: MJD, McGahee, Addai, Rock Cartwright; Randy Moss, Steve Smith (NYG), Sid Rice, Britt and Maclin (will go if I get Meachem off waivers).

      Although Miami is great against the run, MJD can still receive some passes, he should remain #1… I think the Colts will start resting starters, and Denver is quite tough for Addai. Cartwright will get a million touches and might score 0 TDs… and McGahee could score 3 in 3 carries! Oh boy…

      For WRs I am only positive about Moss… Steve Smith *might* be ok against Brown and Samuel… it seems Young can throw the ball, so Britt has potential to wreck the Rams. I don’t like Rice against the Bengals and Maclin was dissapointing.

      PD: Hoping to pick up Heap and Ravens to replace Olsen and Vikings… Baltimore’s schedule is pretty soft for the rest of the season.

      • Brandon 3:55 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jones-Drew and Cartwright (and hope he gets lucky against a bad Oakland run defense.) At receiver go with Moss, Britt (worth a gamble) and either Meachem or Smith, depending on if you got Meachem.

    • Dennis 4:23 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 WR 2 RB 2 Flex: Sims Walker, Roddy White, T.O., Smith(NYG), Smith(Car), Crabtree, Chambers, Mike Wallace, Pierre Thomas, Ganther (starting against OAK), and Hightower.

      I was thinking Wallace might have a good game if Ward doesn’t play. KC doesn’t have a good pass defense so TO might have a break game.

      I’m pretty sure with Thomas and Ganther but Hightower is a good goal line back.
      Please help me out.

      • Dennis 3:06 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also have Chris Brown.

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        WR – Sims-Walker, T.O., White
        RB – PT and Ganther
        Flex – Steve Smith (CAR) and Mike Wallace

        I’m starting Mike Wallace tonight I think, especially if Hines Ward isn’t playing. If ward starts, you might consider swapping him for Steve Smith (NYG) though.

    • Ted Anderson 5:21 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start? Vince Young vs Stloy or Hasselback vs Houston?

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Vince Young’s match-up, but I think Hasselbeck is the safer bet. If you’re a gambling man, try your luck with Young though.

    • James 2:01 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Im having a tough time deciding who to start this week at WR and QB…

      At QB I have Romo and Smith, and I was dead set on Romo until I read this article…

      At WR, ( in a league where we can start 5) I have
      Sims-Walker (vs MIA)
      Desean Jackson (vs NYG)
      Andre Johnson (vs. Sea)
      Santonio Holmes (vs. CLE)
      Kenny Britt( vs.STL)
      Pierre Garcon( vs. DEN)

      Britt has been lighting people up lately and so has Garcon. I’m afraid to bench Holmes because of Cleveland’s horrible defense. I need some major help her guys.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 4:40 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, didn’t mean to make you second guess yourself, but you’re good to go with Romo anyways. He’s coming off two good performances in a row and plays a Chargers defense that just got beat up by the Browns of all teams.

        At wide receiver, you might bench Kenny Britt, even if he has been playing well lately with Vince Young. If he doesn’t catch touchdowns in two of the last three games, he finishes with pretty bad numbers actually, so he’s a gamble.

    • Tony 2:46 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Greetings!  I’m having a tough time week, finally moved into 4th in our standings, and working to protect that spot and make a team good enough to give some of our overpowered teams a run for their money come weeks 15-17 and I could use some assistance.  Here’s my lineup.

      QB:
      QB: Peyton Manning
      WR: Larry Fitzgerald
      WR: Marques Colston
      RB: Jamaal Charles
      RB: Cedric Benson
      TE: Heath Miller
      W/T: Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R: Jason Avant
      W/R: Kenny Britt

      On the bench:
      QB: Mark Sanchez
      RB: Mike Bell
      RB: Brandon Jacobs

      Last week I finally benched Jacobs having moved in Britt into my lineup instead, figuring it was finally time, and it really came back to bite me.  I’ve got one empty spot on my roster and would be more than willing to make some moves should there be some options deemed better.  There are few availabilities at the QB position (Gradkowski, Boller, Moore being really the only real choices..and not necessarily good ones.)  TE Miller’s stock has certainly fallen in the last few weeks, and I’m wondering if Scaife, Finley or Carlson might not be better choices here? (All are available.)  Also, I’m not sure about WRs in the next few weeks, since Bess, Breaston, Bryant and Devin Thomas are all available.

      Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?

      • Brandon 4:51 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a little confused about the empty QB spot you mention. I’m assuming you obviously want to pick up a quarterback and plug him in there. Is Chad Henne or Ryan Fitzpatrick available? I like them more than the guys you mention. If not, then I guess I’d go with Bruce Gradkowski (even though he’s one of my “misses” this week) and hope he continues where he left off last week.

        With DeSean Jackson most likely playing, I’d plug in Brandon Jacobs for Jason Avant as well.

        Finally, stick with Heath Miller, who is my tight end “hit” this week.

        • Tony 6:34 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for not clarifying that empty spot. I had Sanchez in there previously, and he’s hurt this week. Henne and Fitzpatrick are both already taken as well. 2 QBs and 12 people make for slim QB pickings…

          Starters Available at QB:
          Gradkowski
          Moore
          Boller
          Freeman

        • Brandon 6:07 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Stick with Gradkowski. Moore is an enticing option considering how bad the Patriots defense has been lately, but they’re playing at home and should be a lot better against the Panthers (considering they only have to cover one receiver!)

    • JMOST 9:03 am on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      John M says:

      Hi:

      I need some help. Playoff round(1) 2 week format standard scoring.
      RB1 Johnson & RB2 Charle is set.
      Flex (LT, Fred. Jackson, Ganther or K. Smith)
      WR1 Wayne?_bad Match up & may Colts may rest players. , WR2 & Flex (MSW-D, White-Q, Mason, Smith NY, Britt_”VY -Q”).
      Finally:
      Do I pick up a back up QB for Rodgers (Smith & Young is avaliable). I have 2 _Kickers. Hartley & Gostkowski). Hartley will have better weather conditions. and 2 TEs (Celek I Shiancoe). Who would you drop?

      What do you think, thanks
      jm

      • Brandon 6:12 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Mason as your WR2 and LT in the flex spot.

        In terms of picking up a backup quarterback, there really isn’t a whole lot of season left and you won’t be benching Rodgers unless he gets hurt (knock on wood.) If you’re going to drop anyone, I guess you could drop Gostkowski, since you probably don’t need him anymore with Hartley playing now.

  • Brandon 10:32 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 12: Happy Thanksgiving! 

    awesome turkey graphicHere are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week twelve, 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!) With Turkey Day right around the corner and a record three games being played tomorrow, we needed to post the hits and misses ASAP this week. As usual, I left off a few obvious picks from the list, including Ricky Williams running over the Bills, Larry Fitzgerald smoking the Titans secondary and Greg Jennings beating up on the Lions, but there is still plenty of picks to go around. Hopefully everyone has a great holiday weekend, filled with lots of fantasy football points!

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    • John 11:01 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need 2 out of the following, Laurence Maroney, Robert Meachem, Cadillac Williams, Bernard Scott, Devin Hester

      • Shirley 11:04 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say Bernard Scott and Meacham/Cadillac.

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey John, I have to disagree with Shirley slightly on this one. I agree with Bernard Scott (especially if Cedric Benson is ruled out again), but for your other spot I’d go with Laurence Maroney. I don’t trust Meachem against the Patriots defense, who has been pretty good at shutting down receivers this year.

        • Chandler 12:46 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          how do you think Colston going to do?

        • Matt 4:20 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Colston’s been facing a great deal of double coverage lately and has seen his red zone targets go to others (especially Meachem) who don’t get as much attention from defenses. Hopefully for Colston owners, defenses are soon going to realize that doubling Colston does little good since Brees isn’t particularly dependent on any one target. At this point, though, I’d consider him just a WR2 since Brees is more than happy to spread the ball around and take what defenses are giving him.

    • Shirley 11:07 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a good dilemma, I need to start two RBs: Bernard Scott (vs. CLE), Jason Snelling (vs. TB), Ryan Grant (vs. DET).

      I’m tempted to go Scott and Snelling because Scott’s going up against the Brownies and Snelling did great against the Giants last week. BUT Grant IS going up against the Lions…

      • Dennis 11:12 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would only start Scott if Benson is going to miss another game.

        • Shirley 11:28 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for the confusion, the question was posed with the assumption that Scott and Snelling would both start. I also have Michael Turner and Cedric Benson on my team.

      • e-roc 1:20 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        IMO, you have to start Grant v. the Lions… then sit back and enjoy your turkey, stuffing, and apple pie while the Lions get the stuffing beat out of them again on Turkey Day sans Megatron and Stafford..

        • Jon 1:34 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Have to start Grant. Great game against Sanfrancisco and only will be better against Detroit. Has been coming on as the season progresses

      • Brandon 4:26 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ryan Grant and Jason Snelling out of the three. At least you know Snelling and Grant will get the bulk of the carries, while it’s uncertain how the split will be in Cincinnati, especially if Benson plays.

        • Johnny 10:23 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have Snelling and was going to start him but I heard that Turner might play on Sun since he practiced today, should I start Beanie Wells or Reggi Bush?

        • Shirley 8:50 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think I read that Norwood may be coming back which would cut into Snelling’s carries.

      • Matt 7:33 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scott’s a must-start if Benson’s out.

    • Dennis 11:11 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help. Pick 2… Pierre Thomas, Smith(NYG), Bernard Scott, Hightower, or Cartwright
      Better QB Hasselbeck or Alex Smith?

      • e-roc 1:18 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselback has a juicy matchup v. the Rams, but the Seahawks don’t play very well on the road… I think Smith has more upside and is a sneaky start this week at home v. the Jags.

        • Dennis 2:54 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          What about the other part?

      • Brandon 4:20 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Dennis, if it turns out that Cedric Benson won’t play, go with Bernard Scott and Pierre Thomas. Otherwise, plug Steve Smith in there. At quarterback, I’d go with Matt Hasselbeck and hope for a repeat of his week one performance against the Rams (minus the interceptions.)

    • e-roc 1:30 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – was this your way of answering some of my AtG questions? Haha. I guess I’ll be starting T.Jones and stashing McCoy, K.Smith and Mighty Mouse this weekend.

      The Crabtree recommendation confuses me because I’m already wondering if Alex Smith > McNabb this week.

      • Brandon 4:18 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, no actually, but hopefully it can start answering peoples questions anyways! Anyhow, if it makes you feel better, I’d still start Steve Smith over Michael Crabtree (maybe it confuses more?) I put Steve Smith as a Miss, when compared to other WR1 and WR2’s, while Crabtree is a Hit, when compared to other WR3’s.

        In terms of McNabb and Smith, it’s hard to bench McNabb when the team is so pass-oriented. I’d stick with Donovan, even with a tougher match-up.

    • Jon 1:30 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need 1 – Greg Jennings, Steve Smith (NYG), Percy Harvin.

      My other two receivers are sydney rice and desean Jackson.

      Help.

      • Brandon 4:13 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Greg Jennings of course…he’s the one on my Hit list! (Update: He’s not on my hit list, but I mention him in the introduction as a great play!)

    • ryan 3:07 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      K I have 2 questions this week.

      First. Would you start maclin or cotchery?

      second. Would you start Mendenhall or F. Jackson (they both have bad matchups)?

      • Brandon 4:10 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Maclin, just because I think the Eagles will throw twice as much as the Jets (and twice as effectively as Sanchez!) At running back, go with Mendenhall, since there is still a chance Marshawn Lynch could play and steal carries from Jackson.

    • Mal 5:45 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm just like one more opinion on these WR (they are waiver dregs)

      S Moss (@PHI)
      Floyd (KC)
      Northcutt (if Megatron doesn’t play) (GB)
      Bennett (@MIN)
      Britt (ARI)

      • Brandon 8:30 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m up for taking the risk on Malcom Floyd against the Chiefs this weekend if you haven’t already made your decision.

    • Helplease 8:53 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a chance to pick up chris chambers off of the waiver wire. Im looking to drop breaston or moss. Im thinking moss this is definitely a smart move ?

      • Squish 10:10 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I actually made the same move in several leagues. Go ahead and drop Moss and he’s definitely useless this year. Breaston could still have a few big games in him and we know Chambers should be solid the rest of the year thanks to the lack of options in KC.

        • Helplease 2:16 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks did it and also dropped Breaston while I was at it and grabbed Maclin. After seeing last week where they threw not one pass his way. So this is my team in a must win situation. PPR league where there’s 1 QB 2 RB 2 WR 1 FLEX 1 K 1 DE I went ahead and didn’t play Kevin Smith today against GB. How would you go with this line up. I feel my WRs are all good and have potential for big games it just comes down to match ups. Thanks.

          QB Donovan McNabb
          Eli Manning NYG
          RB Maurice Jones-Drew
          Jason Snelling
          Kevin Smith DET
          WR Chris Chambers
          Santonio Holmes
          Mike Sims-Walker
          Michael Crabtree
          Jeremy Maclin
          TE Zach Miller
          Fred Davis David Akers
          DE Arizona Cardinals
          Philadelphia Eagles

          Thanks again and Happy Thanks Giving !

    • Sean 11:02 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      1 PPR League for week 12…who would you start at my 2nd RB spot?

      Benson, Scott (I realize Benson if he is healthy but could you give me scenarios for which I should avoid either one – i.e. – they are going to split carries), Forsett, Cartwright, B. Wells, Fargas

      I really can’t screw this decision up. I’m in a four-way tie with 3 other teams at 6-5. We currently occupy spots 3-6 if the playoffs started today (we only get 6 in out of 12 teams). The team I’m playing is also 6-5.

      • Squish 10:09 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to wait to here what’s going on in Cinci. If Benson and Scott both play, Forsett may end up being a better play than either of them. If Benson doesn’t play, definitely play Scott. You’ll have to wait to make your decision.

    • Allan 8:28 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help!!!!! Do I start Eli Manning or Warner?

      • Squish 10:08 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d have to go with Warner. It looks like he’s fine to play and he has a great matchup.

        Eli’s matchup isn’t too good against a great Denver pass rush that’s third in the league in pass defense.

        Go with Warner

    • Squish 10:12 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Man, I’m torn right now between playing the Eagles defense or Packers defense this week. I think I’ll probably just play the Packer’s defense so I have something to watch today (despite their injuries). They should do fine.

      • Brandon 8:22 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you did indeed play the Packers, as they ended up with a pretty solid performance!

    • Trevor 3:01 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have a little dilema. witten who plays today or fred davis?? and another one Seattle or Giants DEF??

      • Brandon 8:21 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who’d you end up playing? Witten had a solid game.

        • Trevor 11:05 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          i went with witten bro. im glad they looked his way often. keep up the good work guys

    • Brian 6:27 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I currently have Michael Crabtree. But I was wondering if Percy Harvin might have a better performance this week than him.

      • Brandon 8:19 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If your league awards points for return yards, I’d go with Percy Harvin. Otherwise though, I think Crabtree is in for a solid game against the Jaguars this Sunday.

    • ken 5:34 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i was hoping for a big game from finley too this week…and then donald lee showed up stealing points from him. GB loves to play “which guy is it going to be this week” with their TE and WR’s. Eff Driver and Lee for stealing points away from my guys Jennings and Finley lol.

      • Brandon 8:21 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although I don’t have any of the Green Bay players on my team, I agree with your thoughts completely! They did their best to make my predictions look less-than-spectacular

        • Ken 3:39 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          lol yea. There was no logical reason to see the game turn out that way. Def a shock to see Lee get as many plays and looks as he did with how well Finley played before his injury and after.

          And Jennings is frustrating as all hell. I can understand when Rodgers sees pressure…but against the lions…argg

          damn you donald driver for robbing greg of his deep passes

    • ken 3:36 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      any thoughts on chris chambers vs devin hester this week?

      • Brandon 7:48 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although the Bears offense is a constant source of frustration, I think you want to start Hester today, as his match-up is a lot better and the last time the Chargers/Chiefs played, Matt Cassel had a rough day.

    • DFonz 11:45 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What do yall think? shoud I start Snelling or Turner?

      • Brandon 12:45 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to not go with Turner when he’s playing. Go with The Burner and hope for the best.

  • Brandon 4:39 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 12: Bottom of the Barrel 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week twelve. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned (in Yahoo! leagues) in parenthesis. All I can say about the cast of characters on this week’s list is that hopefully you don’t have to rely on them too much…otherwise you’re in big trouble.

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    • rob 8:16 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey all: I am thinking about picking up kevin boss and dropping antonio gates. I am reading that the giants are going to keep looking toward the tight end more while it appears that the chargers are not. What do you think? rob

      • Matt 8:49 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I definitely wouldn’t drop a TE with 52 receptions for 709 yards in order to pick up one with 24 catches for 359 yards. Gates might only have two TDs, but Boss just has four. If defenses adjust and key in on Boss the way they often do on Gates, Eli’s just going to go to one of his many, many other options.

    • matt 8:59 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey the news this week out of detroit doesn’t look well, who should i start this week, Megatron vs. GB or Housh vs STL?

      • Brandon 9:11 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Calvin Johnson actually plays, then I’d go with him, even with Daunte Culpepper likely to start. However, it looks like Johnson won’t be playing either at the moment, making your decision a bit easier 🙂

        • Squish 10:20 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I swear that these questions start coming in earlier and earlier every week. At what point can we just say “It’s too early to tell”.

    • Natalie 12:03 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here is my team and it needs help! Don’t have WR stars and it’s killing me every week against others who are stacked. Any advice? Meachem is available, Jason Avant, but that’s about it. Who should l hold onto, get rid of, pick up? Snelling is available and tempting to pick up, but I think I am ok with RB’s. PPR in my league and we are only allowed to start 2 RB’s and 3 WR’s. (R)= Reserve

      B Jacobs
      R Williams
      B Scott (R)
      A Collie
      D Driver
      S Breaston
      E Bennett (R)
      N Washington (R)
      D Clark
      T Heap (R)
      S Gostkowski
      R Longwell (R)
      Packers DST

    • Natalie 12:05 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      BTW- Peyton Manning is my QB (I didn’t see him listed)

      • Brandon 4:03 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Feel free to ditch Earl Bennett and Nate Washington (especially with Vince Young at quarterback.) While Washington has found the endzone recently, his upside isn’t high enough to warrant the limited catches he gets each week. I’d actually drop Todd Heap as well so you could grab Meachem, Avant and Snelling (if only to keep other teams from getting him for the time being.)

        No other receivers off my waiver wire list is a free agent in your league? Coles, Wallace, Henderson, etc?

        • Natalie 4:57 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I had Coles in the draft and dropped him (dumb now I know) and someone else picked him up. Wallace is unavailable, but Henderson is available.

        • Natalie 4:58 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, and which do you think most will try and pick up? I think Snelling so should I go for him first or get a receiver for sure?

        • Brandon 3:39 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Did your waivers already clear? Grab Snelling for sure if you have a chance and Henderson as well. You can drop Bennett and/or Washington for them.

    • Shirley 12:18 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I try to get Rock Cartwright or Bernard Scott?

      I have Ryan Moats on my bench on a team with Gore, Ricky Wiliams, Beanie Wells & Slaton. Since Moats didn’t do anything last night, I’d like to replace him with someone to compete with Wells and Slaton for the possible flex slot.
      Or should I also drop Wells so that I can get both Cartwright and Scott?

      • Shirley 1:13 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh and I just noticed that Justin Forsett is available. I’m thinking he should be at the top of my list? His next 3 games look pretty good (STL, SF, HOU).

        • Brandon 3:59 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Shirley, I’d keep Beanie Wells, since you know he’s going to see action every week. As for the other guys, Rock Cartwright will start for the Redskins for the rest of the year, as long as he’s healthy, so he’s probably the best add of the group. Justin Forsett and Bernard Scott both have good match-ups on the horizon, but it’s not quite clear what the status of Cedric Benson or Julius Jones are at this point. Keep on eye on the health of those two, as they would make excellent plays if they are named the starters. Long story short, if you need to make a waiver move, the safest is to drop Ryan Moats for Rock Cartwright, with your backup waiver claims being Bernard Scott and Justin Forsett.

    • Scotty 5:02 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, should I start Lesean McCoy vs. WAS or Kevin Smith vs. GB (in a PPR League)?

      LeSean has an easier matchup & I feel as if Philly will build an early lead & feed him the rock! Smith catches more passes, & puts up decent #s in our PPR League. Everytime I bench Smith, he inevitably finds the endzone & puts up big #s. I realize Stafford & Megatron may be on the shelf, which would allow GB to load the box & key in on Smith. Do you see any reason to start Smith over McCoy?

      Thanks

      • Brandon 3:41 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I honestly have no reason to start him…although I’d prefer you could start someone other than LeSean McCoy instead! However, I’d definitely go with McCoy…if only so you don’t have to sit and stare at a bad score from Smith all the way until Sunday.

    • Natalie 7:07 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon: Here is my team now after waivers this morning. Unfortunately the guy that beat me last week ended up getting J. Snelling before I could grab him. 🙁

      With this lineup who would you start for RB’s and WR’s? I can have 2 RB’s and 3 WR’s starting. PPR league with 1 pt. for every 10 yrds. 5 pts for TD. RB’s are scored same way. Thanks for your help!

      P Manning QB
      Ricky Williams RB
      B Jacobs RB
      R Williams RB
      B Scott RB
      R. Meachem WR
      D. Henderson WR
      A Collie WR
      D Driver WR
      S Breaston WR
      J. Avant WR
      D Clark TE
      S Gostkowski K
      R Longwell K
      Packers DST

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • Brandon 3:36 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Did you list Ricky Williams twice? Anyways, I’d go with Ricky Williams and Brandon Jacobs (with Ahmad Bradshaw out) for your running backs. At wide receiver, go with Devery Henderson, Donald Driver and Steve Breaston.

        • Natalie 5:09 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon! Yes, I did list Ricky Williams twice, maybe in hope that he will give me another double digit showing like last week. Can’t beat 30 pts from one player! 🙂

    • Jo 12:23 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need one of these RBs..Mendenhall, P. Thomas, or J. Stewart?? And one WR..Housh(good matchup but he’s killing me), Meachem, B. Edwards, or Manningham? CIN D or DAL D? Thanks. Happy Turkey Day.

      • Brandon 3:32 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Mendenhall, Housh (just hope he gets one of his big yardage or touchdown games) and Cincinnati.

    • jago 1:28 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am a little concerned with Mcnabb this week. I just picked up Alex Smith. Should I start him over Mcnabb. All common sense tells me no, but the way that the skins held him down last time, I am not sure

      • Brandon 7:54 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I know common sense (and a lot of other experts) tell you to go with McNabb, I’m leaning towards Alex Smith actually. The Jaguars defense is a heck of a lot worse than the Redskins at slowing down opposing quarterbacks and the last time McNabb faced Washington, he had one of his worst games of the season. I know the Eagles will throw a lot, but I’m thinking the 49ers will as well and Smith could be in for one of his three touchdown games.

    • Lindsay 2:40 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO I am concerned about all my positions this week. I have Romo as my QB and he has been seriously lacking the past 2 weeks. My B/U is Orton, but I don’t really want to play him either. I could pick up Hasselback or A. Smith?

      Also for receivers, I need 3, I have Colston, Smith (nyg), L. Evans, Collie, Meacham, Floyd, Bess…I can also get D. Avery of the FA list.
      For RBs I need 2…I have R. Williams(obvious), Forte, R. Cartwright…there isn’t anything on waivers or the FA list except J. Lewis, C. Taylor, K. Faulk and Buckhalter.
      I also need a flex option from the above names.
      I am in a PPR league, so that is the only consolation for Forte since he catches passes more than he runs!
      And for defense I had Arizona, but am looking to pick up another one…Atlanta or Seattle? THX a bunch!

      • Brandon 8:00 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to this before the Thursday games Lindsay, but who did you end up playing? I’d start Rock Cartwright over Matt Forte if that is an option. At receiver, go with Marques Colston and Donnie Avery if you can get him still (I’m assuming you already played Steve Smith? For your flex spot, go with Matt Forte and hope he has another 8 catch, 120 yard performance to compliment his 30 yards or so he gets on the ground. For your defense, go with Seattle against Kyle Boller and the Rams for sure.

        • Lindsay 1:04 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          No problem…I know you guys are busy…Thx for the response though. I did end up playing ROmo and thankfully he did well. I also played Smith. I picked up Avery but couldn’t get him in my lineup in time, so hopefully both Meacham and Colston pull some good numbers, cause those are the other WRs I have in my lineup besides Smith. I also used Seattle, so we’ll see how that goes too. Thx

  • Brandon 12:26 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 6: Brady Back in Business 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week six, 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!) Normally I would leave off the most obvious picks, such as Tom Brady against the Titans. However, the Patriots passing game hasn’t lived up to it’s billing so far this year and there are managers who are probably considering benching this week, so I’ve included him as a reminder to get him in your line-ups! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Ken 3:11 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I suck at RB this year. My star RB is Jamal Lewis lol, who happens to make your miss list this week.

      I have Leon Washington, Jamal Lewis, Mike Bell and Sammy Morris. Any suggestions?

      I also have Johnny Knox in as a flex right now, but picked up Jeremy Maclin after his big week last sunday. Knox as a real starter is more reliable, but he’s up against atlanta, while maclin is up against oakland after his big week. You think its worth the risk going for Maclin over Knox here?

      Thanks guys

      • Brandon 3:47 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I’m not lovin’ that running back crew you have there, but if you need to start two this week, go with Leon Washington and Jamal Lewis (as he’ll at least get the bulk of the team’s carries.)

        • Squish 11:18 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I actually like Morris better than Washington. He’ll get a majority of the touches in NE while Taylor is out

    • Amir 3:16 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My league is 1 rb 2 flex and 2 WR (10 teams)
      I have
      RB: Gore, Ray Rice, K Smith, Hightower, Donald Brown
      and my WRs are kind of weak: MSW, Santana Moss, Antonio Bryant, Nate Washington and Donnie Avery,

      I just traded K Smith for Housh — One of the players in my league really thinks I got screwed over here but I really have an abundance of RBs and I would think i can start Housh most weeks going forward (Kind of a Seattle fan and I’m believing now that Hass is back) — What do you think about this trade?

      • Brandon 3:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I see no issue with this trade. With only one mandatory RB spot, having a lot of depth at the position isn’t all that important (and can sometimes be aggravating when you can’t decide who to play!) Now you can start Sims-Walker, Moss, and Housh regularly, along with Gore and Rice.

        • amir 4:05 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          eh im not a huge moss fan — hopefully antonio bryant turns into something decent or maybe even start hightower with good matchups — but i definitely think this gives me more flexibility as opposed to be bound by teh 1 mandatory RB

        • Brandon 4:35 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Santana Moss is very frustrating to own…he either goes nuts or does nothing. As long as you have other decent options (Housh and Sims-Walker) to hold down the WR position in his off days though, you should be all set.

    • lou 10:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Rivers and Hasselbeck, who should i start?

      • Squish 11:20 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselbeck for sure this week.

      • Brandon 8:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish…go with Hasselbeck, who’s playing one of the worst pass defenses in the league, while Rivers plays one of the best.

        • David 10:11 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I just picked up Hasselbeck. Benching Shaub

    • Brian 10:48 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have 4 WR and I need to pick 2, who should I go with?

      Ochocinco
      Burleson
      Royal
      V. Jackson

      • Brandon 8:32 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Vincent Jackson has been a best this year, you might want to sit him this week. Ochocinco and Burleson have great match-ups and should deliver for your team.

    • John 11:58 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I should start Campbell over RIvers this week??

      Also which 3 players out of the following should I start this week?
      Santana Moss, Mike SimsWalker, Tashard Choice, Cadillac Williams, Devin Hester, Mohamed Masaqquoi, and Chester Taylor.

      • Brandon 8:38 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep Rivers in there, as he’s proven that he can be effective against good defenses already this year a couple times. As for your RB/WR’s, go with Santana Moss, Mike Sims-Walker and Devin Hester (I have a good feeling about him this week as he appears to be 100% healthy.)

      • Jeramie 12:27 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Im playing the undefeated team this week in our league, so im trying to figure out my best options…I have 2 spots open. I have the choice of Dwanye Bowe who is a F/A , Mike wallace (WR ) PIT who is on my bench and also Mike Bell (RB). Which 2 should I play this week….Thanks

        • Brandon 7:49 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like the two wide receivers, as Bell is A) returning from injury, B) playing a great defense in the Giants, and C) playing second fiddle to Pierre Thomas.

    • e-roc 9:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      IMO, MJD is a bust vs. all the preseason fantasy hype, especially for a guy who’s flying solo on his team.

      Q1: Would you start Donnie Avery over Steve Smith (NYG) this week? I will be starting Steve Smith (CAR) and TJ Whosyomama.

      Q2: Do I start Thomas Jones (NYJ) or Kevin Smith (DET)?

      • Brandon 10:26 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey E-Roc, I’d agree with you that MJD is somewhat of a bust, but a lot of running backs are disappointing so far this year and the Yahoo! guys seem to pick him as the top RB of the week on a consistent basis, so they must believe in him still.

        For your receivers, stick with both Steve Smith’s. Avery needs a few more solid games to prove that he can be consistent enough to start over someone like Smith.

        At running back, I like Thomas Jones against the Bills, who are giving up the third most fantasy points to the running back position this year.

    • Gavin 11:05 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      QB-McNabb or Hasselbeck?

      RB-Slaton or Sammy Morris?

      • Brandon 10:20 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        For running back go with Slaton, as the Titans should stop Morris pretty good. As for your quarterback question though, you’re in a pretty nice position there as both guys have excellent match-ups. It’s almost a coin flip decision, but I’m leaning towards McNabb against a Raiders defense that was lit up by Eli Manning and the G-Men last weekend.

    • T-Rex 11:36 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a 12 team PPR with flex…..would you trade Rice and Royal for RMoss and LJohnson?

      I have depth at running back: Gore, Thomas/Bell, Rice, Moreno, Bradshaw and I’m looking to upgrade at WR (i have Andre Johnson, Burleson, Royal, Bennett)

      The thought of Moss and Johnson as my two WRs is almost interesting enough to take on Larry’s baggage. What do you think…go for it, or hold out for something better?

      • Brandon 10:15 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like that trade given the depth at running back. Would they be willing to take Moreno instead of Rice? Probably not, but just curious. I think Moss has a big second half of the season ahead of him and would be a great addition to your team.

        • T-Rex 12:06 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon – glad to see we were thinking along the same lines. In the end I got Randy Moss and Beanie Wells for Knowshon and Eddie Royal.

          I decided on Beanie’s 2nd half upside over LJ’s week in/week out reality….think I still got the better end here?

        • Brandon 7:51 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like that trade. They’ve said they will try to get Wells more involved in passing downs (which is almost every down for the Cardinals), so he should improve as the season moves on.

    • Yoboy 11:56 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kyle Orton or Philip Rivers?
      this week they face each other

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Rivers, he’s beat up on some solid defenses already this year.

    • Jone 11:05 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      I need your advice. Should I drop Pierre Garcon or Mario Manningham for Jeremy Maclin on waiver wire?

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go for Jeremy Maclin. It looks like he’s being heavily considered to take over Kevin Curtis as the #2 receiver in Philly, while Garcon is rotating with Austin Collie and whose role is not ensured once Anthony Gonzalez returns.

    • jo 7:46 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mike Bell or Tim Hightower??

      • Brandon 7:47 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Hightower and hope he catches a few passes out of the backfield to pad his stats.

    • Holly 9:14 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK I’m at a loss for who to play this week… please help!

      Options are:
      RB: Correl Buckhalter, Adrian Peterson, Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush
      WR: Terrell Owens, Earl Bennet, and Lance Moore
      TE: Owen Daniels or Kellen Winslow

      Basically I can have 1 TE, 2 WR, 2 RB and then a flex position.

      I’m well into my BYEs and do not have a clue what to do! Please help!

    • Holly 9:27 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have the opportunity to pick up Steve Breaston or Kevin Walter too…

      Any help would be greatly appreciated….

      • Brandon 11:03 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d actually recommend picking up both Breaston and Walter in exchange for Bennett and Moore.

        If you DO make those two moves, then start T.O. and both receivers, plus Peterson and Bush. If you don’t make the moves before the games today though, start Peterson, Bush, Buckhalter, T.O. and Bennett.

        For your tight end, start Kellen Winslow. Good luck!

        • Holly 12:17 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon!

          I’m going to make your recommendations! Good luck in your own league! 🙂

    • Tracy 11:59 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Drew Brees and Eli Manning, both are going to have tough games today and not sure who to start – what do you all think?

      • Brandon 12:10 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Drew Brees at home, while Eli still has that hurt foot to deal with against a tough Saints defense.

  • Brandon 2:50 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 6: Week of the Wide Receiver 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates going into week six. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.) We begin with a whole slew of wide receivers, a few of which racked up some serious stats (Miles Austin, Austin Collie, Jeremy Maclin) this past weekend.

    UPDATE: Added Chad Henne to the list (Oct-13) (More …)

     
    • Squish 4:51 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I love your waiver reports! It’s like anyone I can possibly think of and 20 more have their own description here!

      I’m an Andre Caldwell owner and quite honestly I don’t think he’s worth a look unless you’re in a league with return yardage. Eventually his TD streak will end and when it does, so will his fantasy viability. That being said, I’ve looked like a genius playing him the last two weeks in a return yardage league. Now that my main bye weeks are passed, I don’t see him getting the start on my team again anytime soon.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 12:04 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Matt, Brandon, you guys are awesome! Would you guys trade your Tony Throw-mo and Ronnie Brown for Philip Rivers and Deangelo Williams, or has the ship sailed on Carolina RB? We play in a standard Yahoo league and my other RBs are Chris Johnson, LJ, and Bradshaw. Thanks in advance for the advice!

      • Brandon 11:25 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although you’d be upgrading at the quarterback position, I can’t recommend trading away Ronnie Brown, even if it’s for a guy who’s preseason rank was a bit higher. Brown looks great running in the wildcat offense and is racking up touchdowns like Williams did last year. I’d keep Romo and Brown and hope that the Romo-to-Miles Austin connection is for real and his stats improve from here on out.

    • TeamWorseThanARectalDysfunction 2:09 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should i trade my calvin johnson and pierre garcon for randy moss and mark clayton? my wr1 is andre johnson and have devery henderson and eddie royal on the bench. i need your psychic powers!

      • Brandon 11:33 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with Megatron and Garcon, as you’d basically be trading both for Randy Moss (Clayton seems like a throw in to make the numbers work.) Johnson’s injury doesn’t appear to be anything serious and Garcon’s potential makes him more valuable than Clayton. So far this season, opposing teams have been doubling up on Moss in a big way and his numbers are suffering.

    • Shirley 8:24 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I know you said not to give up on Massaquoi but I need a win. Currently my WRs are Pierre Garcon (BYE), Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Mohamed Massaquoi, and Mario Manningham.
      Miles Austin, Austin Collie, Jeremy Maclin, Andrew Caldwell, Torry Holt, and Josh Morgan are some of the guys available on the waiver wire.
      I’m thinking about dropping Massaquoi for Maclin. Thoughts?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s tough with a lot of these guys, because they’ve all (Massaquoi, Austin, Collie, Garcon, Maclin) had one or two break out games. I still like Massaquoi and last weeks stats shouldn’t scare you off this soon. Cleveland was playing in very windy conditions and Derek Anderson had the worst game of his career. This week the ship should right itself somewhat and I think he still has value. You might drop Garcon this week if you’re looking to start one of those guys, as he’s on a BYE and would be available next week most likely if you wanted to pick him up again. Maclin is going to be very hit or miss this season, so if you’re up for the mood swings, feel free to grab him and drop Garcon. In the long term, Collie might have a bit more value than Garcon as he seems more consistent, so if you just want to swap players on a BYE, you might consider that. Did any of that make sense?

    • Mal 11:21 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yet another bit of advice I seek from you legends….

      OK, I play NFL.com fantasy and require 3 WR to start each week

      I have 5 (bye week)
      C Johnson (7)
      B Marshall (7)
      R Williams (6)
      M Sims Walker (7)
      K Britt (7)

      My problem is pretty easy to see. I only have 5 bench spots and atm they belong to 2 WR, 2 RB (Bradshaw + Hightower) and a TE (J Finley/T Heap).

      I can try ride out week 7 by playing Williams + dropping K Britt (7) picking up someone off the waivers, ditching my TE reserve and picking up someone off the waivers. OR I will have to consider trading at least one of my big guys away. Jennings is a top WR who hasn’t been scoring too well maybe try for someone like him? What do you guys think and if you think try a trade what WR do you like? Keeping in mind the people offered trades are usually sceptical they are getting screwed over. Thanks once again guys!

      • Brandon 11:45 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Orchestrating a successful trade is one of the toughest parts of fantasy football, but if possible, Greg Jennings makes a great buy low candidate. I’d definitely drop Britt and pick up someone off waivers if there are decent offerings there. Keep Megatron and Brandon Marshall and consider trading Mike Sims-Walker (who I’m pretty sure has reached his potential in the Jacksonville offense) or Britt if anyone wants him. Maybe package Sims-Walker and Britt for Jennings? Hopefully this helps.

      • Squish 4:16 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I second what Brandon said.

        Though I also have Roy Williams on a few teams and I’ve been contemplating dropping him for Miles Austin. Seems risky but I don’t see Williams having too big an upside whereas Austin has a ton. Thoughts?

      • Mal 6:45 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have Britt for Maclin and Britt for Caldwell as pending waiver transactions. However, someone did accept my trade of Britt for Garcon, so the question is should I cancel my pending waiver transactions?

        Colts have a great match up wk 7 vs the Rams, although with that in mind they also did this week vs the titans to which garcon saw no action. Anthony Gonzalez is also on the waiver, perhaps I should try pick him up, however if he’s not ready for wk7 I’m in trouble, thoughts? Cheers!

        • Brandon 8:43 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think long term Maclin should have the most value out of the bunch. However, since the trade was already accepted, can you still back out of it?

    • e-roc 8:55 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      First off, to the Geeks, sorry I’ve been MIA. Corporate America has blocked me from the Fantasy Football world, but specifically your website. “Games” are not allowed.

      Secondarily. I’m playing WR5 roulette between Nate Washington and potentially Avery or Maclin. Avery is explosive enough to score some points and STL has some decent match-ups later this season.

      On the RB front, I was screwed by a Cleveland Brownie (surprised??) as I dropped Bradshaw (went for 40+ in our league) for Harrison (went for 1.6). You do the math.

      Keep up the good work!

      • Brandon 8:46 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good to have you back E-roc! How doe they know FFGeekBlog.com is associated with “games”?

        Anyways, I like Jeremy Maclin out of the group of receivers you mention there. Avery plays for an offense that is terrible and it’s hard for me to get excited about him.

        For your running back, that’s rough about Bradshaw. Who knew he’d get his first touchdowns of the year AND Jamal Lewis would make his glorious return to the gridiron in the same week! Can you scoop Bradshaw back up off waivers/free agency?

    • Hatch 12:13 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need a Plug n Play TE this week to take Witten’s spot in my lineup… Available TE’s are Watson, Pettigrew, Scheffler, Rosario, Z. Miller, Donald Lee and Scaife. It is a TD heavy league. My first thought is Watson due to NE seeming to like him near the redzone, but I think Pettigrew may have a huge week against the Packers if Calvin Johnson is out. Any Suggestions??

      • Brandon 8:48 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pettigrew hasn’t done enough this year so far to convince me that he’s a viable fantasy starter. Go with Ben Watson and hope Brady finds him in the endzone this week against a week Titans secondary.

    • Jennifer Lopez 11:21 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If you were in a standard fantasy league with 11-man rosters, and you had a terrible WR situation (Nate Burleson, Santonio Holmes, and Terrell Owens) and someone in your league just dropped Ravens S/T, would you drop T.O. in favor of the Ravens S/T?

      • Brandon 11:27 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t know J-Lo was into fantasy football…I guess her purchase of a stake in the Dolphins has really got her into the sport! Anyways, I’m not ready to give up on T.O. just yet, as there are rumors that he could be traded before the deadline at the end of the week. The Ravens defense/special teams unit hasn’t been good this year, but not good enough to warrant this type of move.

    • Mike 11:56 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which side gets the better deal:
      A. Steven Jackson
      B. Percy Harvin + T.O

      Thanks

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Seems like a fairly even trade, but it all depends on the situation (i.e. what WR/RB each team has)

    • bryan 1:39 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im having a hard time deciding what WRs to start this week. I need to play 3. I have Greg Jennings, Santana Moss, Braylon Edwards, Nate Burleson and Mike Sims-Walker. Which 3 should I start?

      • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Greg Jennings (vs DET), Santana Moss (vs KC) and Mike Sims-Walker (vs STL) have the best match-ups. However, the Jets will most likely be without Jericho Cotchery this weekend, meaning lots of looks for Braylon Edwards. I’d still start Jennings, Moss and Sims-Walker though and hope all of them do well so you don’t regret benching anyone!

    • Scotty 3:10 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I realize the uncertainty surrounding the RB picture in Cleveland, Dallas & (to a lesser extent) Carolina. However, I desperately need to pick-up a RB….& I was wondering which of the following RB’s you believe will put up the best stats through the remainder of the season:

      Jerome Harrison
      Felix Jones
      Jonathan Stewart

      Thanks for all your great advice!

      • Brandon 3:26 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        With Jamal Lewis back in the picture, Harrison has very little value as it was hard enough when Lewis was out to put up stats in such a bad offense. As for the other two, they’ve both struggled through injuries this season and neither is the starter in their offense even when healthy. However, I think Felix Jones has the most value when he actually plays, as he gets plenty of carries in relief of Marion Barber and I have more hope that the Cowboys offense will improve than the Panthers. Tashard Choice’s role in the offense scares me slightly if Dallas goes the way of a three-headed monster, but I still like Felix Jones more than Harrison or Stewart.

    • Glory Hog 7:03 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I start 2 rbs and a flex, should I waive Mewelde Moore for Shonn Greene? I have $1 left for free agents so this would be my final move. My other rbs are: Gore, Coffee, Michael Bush, Harrison, Mike Bell.

      Thanks

      • Brandon 8:41 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t waste your final $1 for Shonn Greene, who I see having very little fantasy impact this season (unless Thomas Jones got hurt.) Keep your money for another week when a more interesting free agent appears.

    • Jim 8:21 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ok im in kind of a bind here i need to start 3 WRs but dont know which to choose. the candidates are:
      Santana Moss
      Brandon Marshal
      Hakeem Nicks
      Steve Breaston
      and Megatron(but hes “hurt”)

      and also would you drop any of those for Sidney Rice?

      • Brandon 8:39 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d think about dropping Steve Breaston for Sidney Rice, just because Rice seems to find the endzone more often, but don’t do it this week (Breaston has a better match-up.) When Calvin Johnson is healthy, you’ll be starting him, Moss and Marshall anyways, so it’s just a matter of bench players. This week go with Moss, Marshall and if you’re feeling risky, take a gamble on Hakeem Nicks and hope he finds the endzone for a third straight week. If you’re more conservative, go with Breaston.

    • Andrew 8:32 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Start Philip RIvers or Kyle Orton?

      • Brandon 8:32 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t have expected to say this at the start of the season, but I’d start Kyle Orton. The Broncos passing game has been improving and their defense was good enough to limit Tom Brady last week, so I’m thinking it might do the same against Rivers.

    • Farve$FootLong 1:39 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in a league that really devalues RB’s(one point for every 25 yards compared to receivers one point for every 10 yards). So I have had to really stock up and load up my team with wide outs.

      My question is- Is my wideout postion strong enough?(i have Schaub, MJD, A. Gates at the other postions so i feel good there)

      Wide Receivers:
      Roddy White
      Anquan Boldin
      Nate Burelson
      Sidney Rice
      Pierre Garcon
      Donny Avery

      And who would you start this week??

      • Brandon 8:25 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That group doesn’t look too bad if it’s a 12 team league or something. As far as who to start this week, I’d go with your top three guys there (White, Boldin and Burleson.) Nate Burleson has a great match-up this week against the Cardinals, who have been pretty bad against the pass, while Boldin and White are just much better options over the rest of your crew…even with mediocre match-ups.

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