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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brandon 8:18 pm on September 17, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Looking to go 2-0? 

    Hopefully some of the advice we offered last week helped your team to a 1-0 record to start the season, but if not, even more reason for you to heed our advice! Anyways, here are a few questions to get us started for week two. Remember to send us any more questions you might have here or you can leave questions via comments and we’ll try to respond to those too…

    Cynthia asks…

    I’m wondering who to start this week…Larry Johnson against Raiders although he did not produce at all last week or Cedric Benson @ Packers.

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    • John 12:13 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Santana Moss, Devon Hester, Davone Bess

      • Brandon 7:08 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure exactly if that’s a question (or what the question is), but I like Santana Moss the best out of that group this week against the Rams.

    • Phill 6:56 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Guys, I’m debate who to start at RB this week: Ray Rice, Marion Barber or Caddy Williams. What do the experts think?

      • Brandon 7:10 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        From best to worst: Ray Rice, Marion Barber, and Cadillac Williams…start Rice and Barber if you need two guys, Rice if you just need one.

        • Phill 7:30 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Thanks! Yeah I’m starting 1, which will be Rice…thanks

    • Hatch 9:56 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What would you do for a WR2 with these choices(Non PPR) – Earl Bennett, Chris Henry, Antonio Bryant or as a free agent I could pick up Stuckey, Clayton(Balt), Murphy, Meachem, or Deverey Henderson? I have Colston as WR1.

      • Brandon 11:45 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re feeling a little risky, you might go with Devery Henderson, but you already have one Saints receiver and might not want to put all your eggs in one basket. The safer route would be with Mark Clayton or Earl Bennett. Clayton plays the easier defense (SD) of the two this week. If you have someone to drop to pick up Clayton, go with him, otherwise just go with Bennett and hope Cutler can kick it in gear for the big game this weekend against the Steelers!

    • Joey 2:42 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My WR2 choices this week: Lee Evans, Donald Driver, Justin Gage and I can pick up Earl Bennet, Randle El, Percy Harvin or Patrick Crayton.

      P.S. Start Flacco over Rivers, right?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d take the gamble with Flacco and hope he can duplicate his performance from last week. As for receivers, Percy Harvin might be a sneaky play if you’re feeling risky, otherwise I’d recommend going with Donald Driver as the Packers (at home) should have a big game against the Bengals. If you have roster spots you can use, pick up Earl Bennett though, as I think he’ll be a solid play later in the season when the Bears play some lesser defenses.

    • jklemp 4:27 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a WR and a FLEX Position to fill…. I am considering the following players. Felix jones (rb) vs Giants, Fred Jackson (rb) vs Bucs, Julius Jones (rb) at SF, Earl Bennet (WR) vs Pitt, Donald Driver (wr) vs CIN, Pierre Garcon (wr) at Miami.

  • Brandon 4:11 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 1: Let the games begin! 

    With tomorrow already being opening day of the 2009-10 NFL season, it’s time for the first Hits & Misses post of the year. I’m trying a new table-based formatting this year, which should make it a little easier to distinguish between players at each position, so let me know what you think. With the Hit list, I usually try to  pick players that aren’t the most obvious, so you’ll rarely see a player with the name Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, or Tom Brady (although I did include Drew Brees this week!) For the Misses list I try to include only players that are fantasy relevant, so while it’s probably a given that a fourth string receiver on the Raiders will  have a bad day, you won’t see his name on the list. Anyways, let’s get to the good stuff… (More …)

    • Chris Johnson 12:57 pm on September 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So, you are telling me to bench Chris Johnson, my 1st round pick, because he is playing against Pittsburgh… That is terrible advice which will be evidenced tonight… Never sit your studs is a fantasy football maxim for a reason… Ridiculous.

      • Brandon 1:30 pm on September 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I never said to sit him, I’m just saying he doesn’t have a favorable match-up and you should temper your expectations. Maybe there is someone out there who has three solid running backs and can afford to sit him for the week though.

        In reality though, I hope both Titans running backs have a great game, because I want the Steelers to lose.

        By the way, you’ll never hear me say “never sit your studs”, as there are so many variables during an NFL season and just blindly following that saying is sometimes unreasonable.

      • Brandon 10:05 pm on September 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You better step it up Mr. Johnson if you want to prove me wrong. Besides your 30 yard run, you have a whopping six carries for one yard. Probably just jinxed myself though…

    • [email protected] Bassinet 3:53 pm on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I think its a little early to count out the Cowboys chances of putting up points on a young Bucs defense. The Cowboys can spread the field and have alot of weapons at Romo’s disposal. Just the threat of Felix Jones being on the field is enough to get defenses to relax coverage on the other WR’s and TE Witten. Yes TO is gone but Felix Jones is back. The attention to TO now becomes attention to Jones which should allow Witten to flourish. If Dallas can get anything from Roy Williams this could be a very dangerous attack. I need to see it before I believe it in terms of the Bucs D. This is not the same team as years past.

      • Brandon 10:03 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good call on the Cowboys…I may have underestimated what this team can do without T.O. (he looked pretty awesome in the Bills/Pats game on Monday, eh?)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brandon 5:25 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 15: Time for an encore 

    In most of my leagues, week 15 means we’re two games away from a 2008 fantasy football championship, so the hits and misses this week are magnified dramatically. In some twist of fate, neither of my best fantasy teams were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs this year, meaning I’m right there with you in using my own advice to get to the next round.

    In terms of the action this weekend, it’s not usually my style to piggy back on a player (or players) who had a great game last week, but this weekend when Carolina hosts the Broncos, it’s too good to pass up. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart had a game for the ages in week 14 and while I don’t expect an exact repeat performance, something close would be nice! Anyways, let’s jump into the hits and misses for the week, starting with the Panthers two-headed monster…


    • DeAngelo Williams / Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers (vs DEN): The new heirs to the Smash & Dash nickname played out of this world last week, with both Williams and Stewart breaking the century mark and scoring two touchdowns each against a Tampa Bay defense that had only allowed one rushing touchdown all season! While I don’t expect a repeat of those touchdown numbers this weekend, even against a worse defense, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see them run for 100 yards and a score each against a Broncos team that is giving up nearly five yards per carry and almost 140 rushing yards per game (and that includes some teams that are MUCH worse at running the ball than the Panthers.) I also need to mention that I recommended to a couple people that they start Jonathan Stewart over Pierre Thomas this week…so let’s hope steps it up and makes me look smart! (More …)
    • emmdawg52 10:26 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Some player to watch for this week are Tyler Thigpen QB, KC – Devone Bess WR MIA, Reggie Williams WR JAC, Seneca Wallace QB, SEA, LeRon McClain RB BAL, and the KC DST. There are some Fantacy Pints Made To Be Here. Trust Me.

    • emmdawg52 10:29 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Marion Barber isn’t worth the effert this week. He may get a couple of Fantacy Points before he gets hurt again

    • Brandon 11:32 am on December 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @emmdawg52: Glad you agree with many of my picks for the week!

    • e-roc 9:55 am on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Already looking forward to your Week 16 posts… My match-ups in the Championship game are horrendous atrocious….

    • Brandon 10:03 am on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Glad to hear you made the championship! I made it to the final game in two out of the three leagues that I was in the playoffs for, so I can’t complain too much.

    • Matt 12:51 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, and in so doing you knocked out my keeper team… bastard.

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