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  • Matt 9:31 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Monday night recap: Morals of the (fantasy) story 

    Jets: Not that you drafted Sanchez anyway, but it’s clear that he doesn’t belong on anyone’s fantasy team. (Ever?) Rex Ryan had plenty of reasons to look depressed at the post-game conference, but weighing most on his mind had to be the reality that his quarterback just isn’t very good, and this is a league that rewards good quarterback play above all else – just look at last year’s Super Bowl teams.

    The Ravens defense, despite a secondary with major injury woes, is still a top-notch unit, but there’s nothing good to say fantasy-wise about a Jets offense that mustered only 176 total yards of offense. Owners of Greene, Tomlinson, Cotchery and Keller would be ill-served by trading them now (their value has nowhere to go but up) – but I’m not all that optimistic that things will improve all that much. Until opposing defenses have a reason to respect the quarterback, they’ll be able to focus on stopping the run, and the offense will become incredibly frustrating to watch – trust me, as a Bills fan, I’ve been there. (Still am there.)

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    • Brandon 11:05 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, that is one fast dude. Last night before the games they were showing the top speeds of running backs from Sunday’s games and Chris Johnson led the way, reaching 22 mph on his long touchdown run. I wonder how fast McCluster was going on this return?

    • The Don 11:20 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aite oh fantasy gods be honest
      Who should get the flex spot (Randy moss) on revis island or mike williams in denver?

      • Brandon 1:33 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Randy Moss on Revis Island for sure.

      • Matt 1:56 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Anquan Boldin did just fine on The Island this week. Doesn’t mean that Moss will do the same, but it also means that you can’t bench your top WR. I always harp on this point – you just don’t bench top talent like Moss. You spent a considerable amount of draft capital on him, don’t let him blow up on your bench.

        • Nero 5:08 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Randy Moss, but I got to disagree with Matt. I benched Boldin last week in favor of Naanee (wow, a whole 2% started him) and I won my first game by 2 points because of that decision – they had the same yardage, but Naanee got the TD that put me ahead for good. Every situation is different, but I benched my #1 WR (3rd round pick) for my 15th round selection … sometimes you gotta roll the dice.

          With that stated, I’d start Randy Moss … πŸ˜‰

  • 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.


      • 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 5:32 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 11: Playoffs approaching 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eleven, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) This week I returned to my previous ways of leaving the most obvious players off the list (Drew Brees @ TB, Maurice Jones-Drew vs BUF,) so we’re left with players you may actually have to think about starting or benching this week. In most leagues the playoffs are rapidly approaching, so this could be a huge week for your team and hopefully some of our advice can help you clinch a spot! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses…

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    • Mal 5:52 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Have to start 2 RB non-PPR – Options are…


      Thinking Forte + Wells/Betts?

      • Brandon 5:02 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Portis and Turner aren’t playing, so that narrows it down a bit. Go with Forte and Wells, who has a good match-up against the Rams.

    • Anthony 6:10 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need three out of the following (atleast one WR): Devin Hester, Cadillac Williams, Laurence Maroney, Chester Taylor, Mike Sims Walker, Robert Meachem, Bernard Scott

      I lost Ronnie Brown πŸ™

      • Shirley 6:48 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Bernard Scott (if Benson doesn’t play), MSW and I suppose Meachem?

      • Squish 10:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree about Scott. If Benson doesn’t start, Scott is a great play against a porous Oakland defense and MSW is definitely your WR as Shirley said. If you start Scott and MSW as your WR, I’m leaning towards Maroney as your flex. If Scott doesn’t start, replace him with Cadillac Williams who has a pretty solid matchup this week at NO. If Scott and Cadillac don’t start, play Maroney MSW and Hester.

        As I keep telling everyone, when in doubt play the RBs. Maroney and Cadillac thought not the hottest fantasy commodities will still have a better chance of putting up 10+ points than most WRs. Normally I think about giving Hester the start over them but with Cutler playing the way he is, I’d avoid him since you have roughly equal/better options.

        • craig 10:43 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Well I just woke up and got an interesting e-mail from squish who has no knowledge of football. He actually told you to start betts against dallas who are 7th in the league against the rush this year and betts is banged up. I’d go with Meachem as he is one of the biggest sleepers this week against Tampa Bay who will go way over his projected ending up with 6 to 7 receptions for around 75 yards and possibly a touchdown. If you want real fantasy football advice than go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com. Oh yeah, and squish I’ll go toe to toe with you about football any day of the week you wanabe football analyst.

        • craig 10:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          sorry i responded in the wrong section but i’d stillgo with meachem over hester or maroney this week as hester is going up against philly even though culter has had two 300 plus passing games in a row. and cadillac is going up against NO who has a banged up secondary so tampa bay will be passing more than running.

        • craig 11:02 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          still half asleep, but as for maroney he’s going up against the jets who are 9th against the run this year so expect NE to be passing the ball as usual even in red zone situations. the most points maroney will get you will be around 8 to 11 depending on league and scoring. Remember that’s the most points he’ll get you. so if you want real advice then go to my site at http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com where there is a link to my e-mail and i’ll answer your questions to the most depth possible with actual reasoning and logic behind it than telling you to start scott against a weak Raiders D that anyone could figure out even my mom who doesn’t watch football would start scott this week. As even if Benson plays he’ll only see about 12 carries other than his usual 28 to 35.

        • Squish 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL! I love your site Craig! Is there any content under all that crap on the front page? Oh… I guess not, just a bunch of links to NFL.com/Yahoo/ESPN. It looks like a pre-schooler designed your site! Nevermind, even preschoolers know better than to steal content from other people.

          BTW, “your” projections (which happen to on the same page as ESPN’s) agree with the advice I gave. Those same projections recommend starting both Cadillac and Maroney over Meachem. Interesting how that works. I guess you must have changed your mind after you made “your” projections.

          To be serious though if you are going to link to decent sites at least make sure they are reasonably accurate ones. ESPN is bottom 10% this year in accuracy. Just for everyone’s information, the current most accurate sites on the net in all categories are as follows:

          RBs – RotoExperts.com
          WRs – Yahoo.com
          QBs and TEs – Fantasyfootballbreakdown.com
          Kickers – fantasynews.cbssports.com
          Defenses – Not tracked
          Waiver Advice – Lesters Legends and FFtoday and THIS SITE (rated for speed and accuracy)
          Start Advice – Fantasyfootballgoat.com
          Sit Advice – Fantasyfootballjournal.com
          Number 1 Overall – Fantasycafe.com

          Source -fantasyxpert.com

          Note: http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com = unranked due to having no original content.

          P.S. I think the site owners would appreciate it if you took your trolling to another site.

        • craig 11:26 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          took you that long to come up with a response as I actually give my fantasy owners different opinions on the subject teaching them to make decisions for themselves and become better fantasy owners. Rather than saying the almighty prophet craig knows the future. no i don’t but i’m sure I know more than you when it comes to this crazy game we call fantasy football.

        • craig 11:29 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah by the way if we’re going to point out the content of our sites then didn’t you notice that maroney is one of your misses this week. oh yeah that’s right this isn’t even your sight. hahaha try starting your own sight then come talk to me.

        • craig 11:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah, this will be one of the last times i come on this site beside next week to see if there is any slanderous material about me or my site as i will slap you with a defimation of character law suit and if i recieve any more e-mails from this site or any alike i will file a harrasssment law suit and talk to your e-mail provider about shutting you down.

        • Squish 11:54 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Good riddens! When you come back in a few minutes to respond to this post, it would be better for you if you know that I don’t own this site nor am I one of “the geeks”. I’m simply an active reader willing to help the guys out and provide a different point of view from time to time (though usually we agree).

          As for your “threats”, you should educate yourself. As a law student, I’ll try to enlighten you. Slander is the term used for a spoken mistruth/unproven truth that damages someone’s character. The word you were looking for is “libel” which is a written statement doing the same thing. Either way, those suits only work if the information presented is not true which isn’t the case here. Secondly, you would also not be able to file such a suit since no one has damaged you or your character (since you are anonymous on the forum and nobody used your name) and since the site is not responsible for comments made on the forum. As for your site, well it doesn’t come into play at all since you do not own it (you’re officially a renter at your provider) or any of the material on it. You could get ESPN to try and sue somebody for example but you don’t have the option.

          As for the e-mails, well quite honestly I’m not sure what you are even talking about! Who are the e-mails from? You may get e-mails when a topic you posted on is replied to but you agreed to have that happen when you agreed to the terms and conditions of the site by signing up then posting. I think you can go into your user settings and change that.

          Either way, have a great rest of the year! Don’t feel as if you are unwelcome here! This site exists to provide advice to anyone who needs it. You aren’t excluded!

        • craig 12:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          you got me there squish as i am not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to law, and yes i did over react about you just stating your opinion. everyone is entitled to their opinion even if the almighty guru lol doesn’t like it. I do have more knowledge of football then i think you’re giving me credit for but that is here nor ther. But, hopefully one day I could even gain you as re-occuring member of my web page but by the looks of it i don’t think that’s going to happen. So good luck with your fantasy football this season and hopefully no hard feelings.

        • Squish 12:35 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Definitely no hard feelings! And for the record I didn’t say anything about your fantasy football knowledge. I’m sure you know plenty. Everyone’s bound to disagree on at least a few start/sits. Just don’t attack the geeks for something I say. I’m just a lowly reader πŸ™

          As for my mocking your site, I apologize. I may have overreacted a bit. You do have a legitimately complete collection of content even if it isn’t yours. Some of my favorite sites do the same thing (FFNerd, FFLibrarian). The issue was that stolen content has been a hot topic in the community for awhile now. There has been a rash of people literally stealing entire posts from sites like this and posting them to their own site. Granted those sites are getting shutdown left and right but it was wrong to group you with them. You don’t steal literal content. You at least are reasonable enough to link to it. Just understand that content theft is a big deal right now.

          It’s all good though. Do you play any other types of FF besides standard? I’ve got and NFL.com TD challenge team, a yahoo pickem (against the spread) team and salary cap team, a couple USAToday contest teams, a bestbuy.com team, and even a FF for charity team. Let me know if you’d like to make/join a group with me in any of those games.

          BTW, one of my NE sources seems to believe Randy Moss missed practice Wednesday because he had a family issue believed to be illness or death related πŸ˜‰

    • Shirley 6:11 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think is likely to have a better fantasy game? Brett Favre (vs. SEA) or Kurt Warner (vs. STL)? I haven’t paid attention to whether Warner throws a lot when he plays an easy team. I know Favre has better games when he goes up against tough teams but not weak teams because MIN just lets AD run the ball.

      • Amir 6:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Warner should go off start him with confidence.

        • Squish 10:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. Warner should go nuts this week. Even if it was close I’d still take Warner since Favre was limited in practice this week. I can assure you the Seahawk defense also heard the news and will likely go the immobile senior all day.

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Warner of course, he’s one of my “hits” this week! Favre should do alright too though, so either way you shouldn’t worry too much.

    • Squish 7:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kinda last second here but would you guys go with Deangelo Williams or Ricky Williams tonight? I currently have Ricky Williams in mostly because Dwil has been limited this week plus Ricky has a great matchup.

      • Brandon 7:57 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to go with Ricky Williams. At least you know he’s healthy and will get the bulk of the carries. DeAngelo will be sharing carries with Jonathan Stewart and if he shows any sign of the injury coming back, I’m sure they’ll be quick to bench him.

        • Squish 11:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the quick response! Looks like we made the right decision. With Williams scoring two TDs already, I should really move up in the NFL.com TD challenge. Doesn’t hurt for my Yahoo salary cap team which is super TD heavy πŸ˜‰

          Good call!

    • sal 2:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Urgent Help! Non- PPR – Choose a RB from: Snelling, Moats, McFadden, or LJ – I know, I know. Lineup sucks, but I’m still in 1st Place.

      • Shirley 6:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say Snelling. Very probable that Turner won’t start and so Snelling has the best chance to start out of all the guys you listed.

        • Squish 10:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Snelling for sure. Turner is definitely out (I don’t care what he says) and Norwood is doubtful so he’s literally the only RB left. Turner seems to think he can play but nobody has ever played (outside the postseason) the week after a high ankle sprain which is what he has. If he decides to try, he’ll just end up limping off the field after a few carries. Either way, neither Norwood or Turner have practiced this week and that usually means they’ll be inactive. Start Snelling with confidence.

      • Brandon 5:05 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Shirley and Squish…Snelling is your man!

        • sal 2:12 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          change of plans – made a trade for Marion the (non)Barbarian – how do we feel now? snelling or marion anfd the RB by Committee (not to mention- unpredictable Jason Garrett)?

        • Squish 6:14 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I still think you have to go with Snelling this week. However, if either Turner or Norwood end up playing this week, feel fre to go with Barber. As far as I’m concerned Snelling is only a good play if he starts. If he doesn’t start I like the Barber instead.

    • Jake 2:46 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to start 3 of the 6 (at least 1 RB):
      M. Sims-Walker
      C. Chambers
      M. Wallace
      J. Maclin
      J. Addai
      L. Betts

      • craig 2:56 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        for advice on everything fantasy football go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 10:19 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Damn! At least when I link to ffgeek I at least answer the person’s question first! How rude! Besides everyone knows that the good FF players don’t consider themselves “gurus” so much as obsessed geeks and nerds. Guru is just a self-dedicated title to make a person feel more confident about their lack of skills.


          I’d go with Betts, Addai and MSW. Addai may seem to have a bad matchup but Baltimore hasn’t stopped anyone good on the ground for awhile plus he’s great out the backfield and brown is still hurting. MSW is a beast and should do great at Buffalo. The rest of your list is kind of a pick of who’s more consistent. Betts is your best bet there (say that 5 times fast). The WRs are just too inconsistent. Betts will get plenty of carries and be relied on and should be good for 10+ points in standard scoring.

        • craig 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This is the only time I do agree with squish as if you read one of my earlier posts I don’t usually. but besides the subject you guys who run this site have no heart as your hits and misses are so obvious. grow some balls and tell us the answer to some hard questions. Oh ricky williams was really hard to pick as all of their other backs are injured. By the way Gore, Moss, and Addai will have good games making you guys look like idiots come monday.

        • Brandon 5:08 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          If they’re so obvious, why will those guys have a good day and make us look like idiots? Plus, I think we do plenty of “hard question” answering in our Ask the Geeks segments, not to mention all of the comments on our posts. Thanks for the input though!

      • Brandon 5:11 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although I’m not high on Addai this week, I like him more than Betts. As for the other two, Maclin and Wallace are good high risk/high reward players with solid match-ups, but I’m not sure I can recommend you play both as that may set you up for a low scoring week if both don’t live up to their billing. Go with Jeremy Maclin (especially if your league awards for kick returns) and Mike Sims-Walker and hope he can have a decent game against a tough Bills pass defense.

    • craig 11:21 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      they’re called must starts for a reason!

      • Squish 11:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll see if Moss can beat Revis this week. Revis completely shut him down last time and still hasn’t let a WR he’s covered gain more than 50 yards in any game to date this year. He’s shutdown Moss, AJ, Colston, and other than a short TD catch, MSW.

        I got a question for you craig since you are a self-proclaimed fantasy god. Any idea why Moss missed practice Wednesday?

        • craig 11:34 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          it was non injury related jackass and is fully expected to play sunday!

        • Squish 11:35 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          so… no?

        • craig 11:40 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          looks like you’ve got nothing else to say squish so I’m gone!

      • Matt 1:01 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey. HEY. Cut it out. πŸ™‚

        • Squish 2:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The issue has been dealt with. No more arguing with trolls. I promise πŸ˜‰

    • Jones 2:54 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start D Driver or McCoy over Gore this week? (RB/WR spot)

      • Brandon 5:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up, I can’t recommend you bench Frank Gore for the likes of Driver or McCoy. Stick with Gore and hope he proves my “miss” designation wrong.

    • Angel 3:13 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      need to start 4 of these 5 WR

      R. Wayne
      A. Johnson
      S. Rice
      M. Colston
      S. Holmes

      And 2 of these 4RB

      R. Rice
      B. Scott
      B. Wells
      M. Forte

      • Brandon 5:15 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At wide receiver, go with your top four guys: Wayne, Johnson, Rice and Colston. For your running back, I like all of those guys (except Forte) this week, but I’d go with Ray Rice and take a chance on Bernard Scott, who has a dream match-up with the Raiders. Good luck!

        • Angel 5:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks for the help..

    • Scotty 4:23 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need some good advice as my opponent this week played Ricky Williams & has a nice head start. PPR league & I need to start 2 of 3:

      Thomas Jones vs. NE
      LeSean McCoy vs. CHI
      Jason Snelling vs. NYG

      I’m think of benching Jones, in favor of Snelling. Jones doesn’t catch many passes, whereas Snelling is a gifted receiver. Furthermore, NE’s run defense is tougher than the G-Men. Lastly, I expect the Jets to fall behind early & resort to an aerial attack, thus limiting Jones’ touches.

      Please let me know what you think! Thanks

      • Brandon 5:19 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        T-Jones is playing too good these days to bench. Go with him and hope he picks up a few big runs early in the game (or a short touchdown or two.) For your other RB, go with McCoy, who has a much better match-up and is a bit more of a proven commodity than Snelling.

        • Scotty 8:57 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

    • Matt 5:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking for a solid WR3:

      1) B. Marshall vs. SD
      2) S. Breaston @ STL
      3) D. Hester vs. PHI

      I’m also deciding between these two for a good RB2:

      1) F. Gore @ GB
      2) K. Smith vs. CLE

      Also, between these two defenses:

      1) New Orleans @ TB
      2) Dallas vs. WAS

      • Squish 10:50 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Brandon Marshall is a must start in most formats so go with him at WR. Breaston definitely could do very well but Marshall gets too many looks to bench. Hester is worth avoiding with the way Cutler is playing.

        You have to go with Gore at RB. Smith may have a great matchup but Gore is a beast and should have a big day regardless of matchup during most weeks.

        For the defenses, it’s really up to you but NO is probably the way to go. They force too many turnovers to bench. Dallas will likely allow less points. But the chance that NO’s defense scores a TD is way too high to bench them in my opinion.

        • Matt 5:02 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice.

          Should I still go with Marshall even if Orton is out?

        • Squish 6:16 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It’s a tough call but I think you still have to play him. However, I don’t think it would be a mistake to error on the side of safety and just play Hester or Breaston instead if Orton is out. I think if you want to make a safe play that should be good for 9 or so points, you’d be best off playing Hester. But if Orton goes, definitely play Marshall.

    • PK 8:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im having trouble filling my 2 flex spots for this week any help would be greatly appreciated!
      WR/TE and WR/RB are the slots i need to fill and my flex players are:
      desean jackson, steve smith (NYG), lesean mccoy, l. coles and jamaal charles

      i always have trouble benching desean but he has not done anything in the past 2 weeks warranting a start, steve smith is coming off a bye but the giants are struggling, lesean mccoy is an enigma in andy reid’s tard offense, coles is coles and jamaal charles is facing pittsburgh……………….decisions decisions!

      my regular starters are as follows
      carson palmer over romo at QB
      andre johnson and vincent jackson at WR
      maurice jones-drew and ray rice at RB
      heath miller at TE
      cincinatti over new orleans at DEF

      • Squish 10:58 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well your lineup as is looks good don’t change anything on the current lineup.

        For your flex slots, you have to start Djax. I don’t know what you are complaining about! He had 8 receptions for 91 yards last week! He may not have gotten in the endzone in awhile but you have to know it’s coming with the number of targets he gets. Steve Smith other than a TD last week has actually done less over the past 4 games than DJax.

        For your WR/RB flex, I think McCoy is your best play since Westbrook is out. Smith could be played here too but stay away from Charles this week.

      • Matt 12:39 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeSean Jackson’s a WR1 every week regardless of matchup. He’s the best receiver on a team that passes more than any other squad in the league, and talent-wise is showing that he belongs in the conversation with the best in the business.

    • JRS 2:56 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      nonPPR 14 team league… my RB2 options are L.Betts, B.Scott, and J.Charles (weakest). I also might be able to trade for Lynch. Who should I go with? Scott?

    • rebel 3:54 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      non ppr standard scoring 12 man league. I lost Ronnie, now am thin at rb, I already have Moss starting and taking a gamble on Owens this week, have slaton starting as well, do I start Hester or Harvin, and do I start Caddy or an unproven Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 9:17 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Devin Hester at wide receiver and Bernard Scott as your running back.

    • Chris 5:34 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply


      you have mendenhall on your hit list. Would you start him over s Jackson?


      • Squish 6:23 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t speak for Brandon but I personally like Mendenhall over Jackson this week. He has a monster matchup against a team giving up almost 15 points on average to opposing RBs. Pittsburgh should be way ahead all day and he’ll get fed a large meal of carries.

        Steven Jackson mostly is projected to have a good week simply because of who he is. He has a horrible matchup at Arizona and judging from the last couple weeks, I think STL is learning they might need to lean on the pass to get anywhere. They should be down early and go away from the run.

        I feel like Mendenthal is a lock for a big game whereas Jackson has only a decent chance. If I had Mendenthal in any league I’d probably start him over Ray Rice, Frank Gore, and Steven Jackson. This is his week, I’d start him for sure!

      • Brandon 9:19 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish here, go with Mendenhall. However, who are you starting that requires you to bench one of them in the first place?

    • Brandon Walsh 7:21 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      PPR League, should I start Steve Breaston or Derrick Mason. Mason has been pretty consistent and is the clear #1 WR on Baltimore, but Breaston has been hot recently, and I also get points for punt/kickoff returns.

      • Brandon Walsh 7:26 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        And a follow up! Greg Olsen or Tony Gonzalez?

      • Brandon 9:16 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s close, but I like Derrick Mason just because he’s the primary target in the Ravens passing game. At tight end, Greg Olsen is your man this week.

    • DJ 11:33 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Beanie Wells or Laurence Maroney?


    • Mal 1:31 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Been playing Todd Heap as my TE this season. Has proven pretty useless- other waiver options are


      • Brandon 9:14 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scheffler could be a sneaky play this week, considering he had a huge game the last time the Broncos played the Chargers. However, his quarterback position has some issues.

      • Brandon 12:18 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess Pettigrew was the guy to play here…who would have known?!

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Marshawn or F. Jackson?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty much a coin flip here, but I’d go with Lynch and hope he gets some goal line carries.

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lee Evans or Hester?

  • Matt 11:04 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Fantasy storylines to watch this weekend 

    Plenty of fantasy intrigue around the league in week 10. Here are a few situations I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on.

    Joe Flacco @ Cleveland: Wacko Flacco (sorry) has been shaky lately, so it’ll be interesting to see him take on a team that he played well against earlier in the season (342 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 111.8 passer rating in week 3). If Flacco can repeat or improve upon that performance, he’ll reestablish himself as a startable fantasy QB when the matchup’s right.

    LeSean McCoy/Brian Westbrook vs. San Diego: How shaky is Westbrook’s ankle? Will McCoy continue to make a convincing case for more touches? Andy Reid just watched the division lead get ripped away from him by the surging Cowboys, so it’ll be interesting to see which running back he favors when push comes to shove.

    (More …)

    • Dan A. 11:44 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey matt what s up? good to see you at the wedding.. all i can say is that doesn’t jason witten have to score a touchdown sooner or later…. bench him for zach miller against KC? what s your call?

      • Matt 10:57 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Dan! Knew you’d find the blog eventually. πŸ™‚

        I’ve been wrong about Witten all season (not that anyone’s been right about him), so at this point I don’t know what to say. Benching Witten in fantasy football feels like benching Chris Paul in fantasy basketball – they both should be the best at their position, so it’s puzzling to see Witten fall off the planet and a guy like Miles Austin take center stage. Thing is, he continues to catch passes – seven receptions last week – which usually is what you look for in a tight end. He just hasn’t broken any big plays or been a major factor in the end zone this year.

        Would I start Zach Miller in his place? No. He’s a Raider. ‘Nuff said. But there are several other decent tight ends who would make a better start than Witten at this point (off the top of my head, Olsen, Celek, the other Miller, Gates, Gonzo, V. Davis, Clark, Shockey).

    • Squish 2:24 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Flacco the person to watch against Cleveland?! He doesn’t even have to play that game. Give Ray Rice the ball in the wildcat every play of the game and they’ll win by 40.

      In my mind Flacoo’s already legitimately start-able. However, with how weak half their schedule is, I don’t pretend they need to pass the ball to win games like this one.

      • Matt 10:49 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s actually a large part of what I’m getting at. The Ravens are in flux right now after losing four of their last five, and it will be interesting to see whether they focus more on the run or the pass as they try to rediscover their winning ways.

    • Ken 2:44 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it would be a blast if CJ topped his week 2 performance in buffalo. If its possible for him to top that game, buffalo’s the team to do it against.

      I wish my rb situation was anywhere near to that productive haha. Finally managed to get a trade off…traded Nicks, Knox and Sammy Morris for Addai. Considering my depth at WR, I think I got a steal. (fitzgerald, sims-walker, jennings, devin hester, steve breaston)

      Although Im still left with a choice between Mike Bell and Shon Greene as my RB2. Any suggestions? I think Greene has the potential for more touches overall, and the Jags don’t have a great rush def. But if the saints pop out early, and go to run for most of the game, I’m thinking Bell could get a lot of 3rd and 4th qtr work.

      Think its worth putting Bell in over Greene despite him losing the battle to PT?

      • Squish 3:26 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah Ken, you got a steal there. You gave up 3 guys with barely any fantasy relavance for an all intensive purposes stud. WTG!

        I’d say definitely play Green at RB this week over Bell. Bell has dropped to 3rd on NOs depth chart at RB and he lost a key fumble last week. I wouldn’t expect much out of him this year now that the rest of the rB core there is healthy. Green should at least get 13 or so touches guaranteed and will be most useful in the receiving game I think. If it’s PPR Green looks even better but I’d say play him either way as he’ll be used at least twice as much as Bell.

      • e-roc 9:07 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        IMO, I think you’ll get the same amount of production/points out of either player.

      • Matt 4:32 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, nice trade. Sounds like you found an Addai hater who just wanted to dump him and be done with him.

        Bell and Greene are both risky in the same way – neither is the starter, both have talent and a good matchup this week, and for both of them their production will depend largely upon how the game goes and what the defense is giving up. If one of them has a big game, it’ll be because he broke off a big play, not because he touched the ball 20 times.

        I can’t call this one. Go with your gut.

    • Shane 3:16 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Keeping an eye on the Seattle @ Arizona game. if it goes south for Seattle look for them to give up hope and lose their drive to produce. Seattle and Hasselbeck need to win this game to maintain fantasy relevance,

      • Matt 4:33 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point. It’s never ideal to own a good player on a doomed team.

    • Shirley 7:33 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which of these WRs do I start: Crabtree, Breaston or Cotchery?
      Crabtree has a game today.
      Boldin should be playing this week which brings Breaston back down to a WR3 but Breaston had 77 yards and a touchdown earlier this season against SEA.
      Cotchery is doing pretty well when he’s not injured and he’s going up against JAC which has a bad pass defense.

      I think my main question is do I start Crabtree or the other guys? I really hate it when I have players that have games on Thursdays because you’re really forced to make a quick decision. *sigh*

      • Matt 4:35 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think it’s a little early to trust Crabtree over a known commodity like Breaston, who despite being a WR3 sees consistent action and is on pace for a 1,000-yard season.

    • lax 12:54 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of Joe Flacco, I have both him and Aaron Rodgers. Who should get the starting role this week based on their matchups?

    • Greg 10:54 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My weekly problem it seems: Brian Westbrook. I have to make my decision by 11AM central. I won’t have access after that. Do I play Westbrook, McCoy, or Beanie Wells?

  • Matt 1:11 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink
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    A few quick thoughts on yesterday's games from a fantasy perspective… Maybe… 

    A few quick thoughts on yesterday’s games from a fantasy perspective…

    • Maybe the real QB controversy in Philly is Kolb-McNabb… but yeah, not really. Reid’s going to start McNabb as soon as he’s healthy, and the good news for his fantasy owners is the emergence of DeSean Jackson as a truly elite receiver. McNabb hasn’t had a target of this caliber since T.O. left town.
    • I’m not usually one to say “I told you so,” but I’m feeling pretty good about my MJD pick.
    • Joe Flacco looked good again, but I’ll wait to declare him an every-week fantasy starter until I see how he does in New England this Sunday.
    • Matt Schaub and Co. are rounding into shape pretty nicely, wouldn’t you say? Slaton didn’t exactly have a breakout game fantasy-wise, but his owners should be relieved to see him look effective when he touched the ball (and to see his vulture Chris Brown fumble in the red zone). If you own him, hold onto him; if you don’t, see if his owner might be willing to trade him.
    • Wolf 1:38 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was quite glad to see MJD go off as well. I played Ryan Grant instead of Slaton though, which didn’t turn out the best! Thanks to MJD and Peyton.. I am well in the lead

      • Matt 1:40 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, pretty sure the MJD/Peyton combo is a winner no matter what this week.

    • Wolf 1:42 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good thing too because I was 0-2 (went up against the 2 strongest teams in the league… I lost both games with the 2nd highest score in the league!)

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