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  • Brandon 10:30 pm on November 17, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 11 Wrap-Up: So much for that awesome Ravens defense 

    Going into this weekend, the Baltimore Ravens were holding opposing team’s running games to a ridiculous 2.9 yards per carry. One week and a brutal beating by the defending Superbowl champs later, that number is up to 3.4 as they were manhandled in the trenches by Brandon Jacobs and crew. Let’s look at more from that contest and the rest of the action from week 11…

    • New York Giants 30, Baltimore 10: The G-Men continue to show that they’re the team to beat in the NFC as they hand out a pretty serious beatdown to one of the better teams in the AFC. The Ravens were the team that didn’t let up 100 yard rushers…and I guess they can take pride in the fact that none of the Giants running backs hit the century mark. However, if you combine the stats of the three-headed-monster that they employ in their backfield (Jacobs – 73 yards, 2 TD; Bradshaw – 96 yards; Ward – 41 yards), it’s pretty apparent that as a whole (210 yards!), New York was way too much for the Baltimore defense to handle. (More …)
  • Brandon 2:34 pm on October 29, 2008 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 9 

    Atg ButtonHere are our responses to the first couple of questions for the week. Remember, you can always ask us questions by clicking the Ask the Geeks logo on the left sidebar (or this link).

    Scott asks: I have been offered Jay Cutler for Steve Smith. I am allowed to play 2 QB’s in my league.  One of them can fill the open offensive position. My current WR’s are Smith, A. Johnson, Holt, A. Bryant, S. Holmes. My QB’s are Rivers and Russel.  RB’s are L. White, Slaton, Fargas, J.Stewart.  Right now I’ve been alternating between Stewart and Russel in the OP position.  Do you think I should make this trade knowing that QB’s predominantly score more or am I losing too much of a stronghold on my WRs?

    Brandon’s take: Scott, I was curious how many wide receivers you start in your league (not counting the OP position)? If you only start two, then I would definitely go for this trade. Jay Cutler is a HUGE improvement over JaMarcus Russel and he’s a guy you could leave in the OP position for the rest of the season. In that case, Andre Johnson and one of your other receivers should suffice to hold down the WR position. Even if you start three wide receivers, due to the fact that you get more points from quarterbacks than other positions, I’m still leaning towards you making the deal. Cutler should return from the bye week with his finger back in working condition and he should resume his regular destruction of opposing defenses. Steve Smith will continue to get tons of looks from Jake Delhomme, but in math terms:

    (Jay Cutler – JaMarcus Russell) > (Steve Smith – Torry Holt)

    Matt’s take: *shakes fist at Brandon for making him do math* I’d make the trade. I count no fewer than five weak secondaries on the Broncos’ upcoming schedule, which means the fearsome Cutler-to-Marshall machine will have lots of opportunities to do some serious damage. Especially in a two-QB league, a guy like Cutler is a game-changer who can singlehandedly win your matchup for you any given week. Can you say the same thing about Steve Smith?
    (More …)

    • Advisor 3:28 pm on October 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Scott, don’t trade Steve Smith for Cutler are you serious? Steve Smith is a game changer and can single-handedly win you a game. You have him and Andre Johnson, you shouldn’t break that up.

      Plus you should make sure Cutler’s finger is ok. Also, the addition of Ryan Torain will eventually turn Denver into more of a running team.

    • Brandon 3:40 pm on October 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      From the most recent news on Cutler it appears that his finger is fine and while there seems to be a lot of hype around Ryan Torain, I can’t see a late round rookie running back completely changing the game plan…not to mention their defense is bad, so they’ll have to keep throwing the ball. From my experience in a league with two quarterbacks, having two of the best can make your team nearly unstoppable, especially if the scoring system is weighted towards quarterbacks.

    • Advisor 12:36 pm on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Considering what Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said about Torain, I wouldn’t call it “hype”. He was compared to Terrell Davis (2 time SuperBowl champ) and Shanahan doesn’t just dish out compliments like that. Look at how Eddie Royal has turned out, he’s a beast. Besides Steve Smith is proven and Cutler still has a ways to go to be “proven.”

    • Matt 1:36 pm on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’d agree with the Advisor in a 1-QB league, but, like Brandon, I’ve seen what happens when you have two top-notch QBs in a 2-QB league – you win. A lot. Considering that his current #2 QB is JaMarcus Russell, that’s a major hole that needs to be filled.

      That said, it’s still close. Smith is a great WR1. But I think the team he’ll start on a weekly basis will be stronger if he makes the trade than if he doesn’t.

      Final thought: We don’t know anything about his scoring system, and I’m a little confused about the roster positions (what’s this “open offensive position” stuff?). The most important things we’d need to know to make a real call here would be points per passing yard, points per receiving yard, yardage bonuses (if any), and whether QB TDs are worth 4 points or 6.

    • Brandon 9:08 pm on November 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I know it’s early, but Ryan Torain…3 rushes for 1 yard? Terrell Davis? Wha?

  • Matt 2:37 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 6 2008 

    Last week, I suggested selling high on Kurt Warner (who clearly saved his job for at least one more week by tearing up a dejected Bills defense) and Earnest Graham (who perfectly illustrated my point about his lack of carries being a problem by rushing for just 59 yards on ten carries – a nice average, but a crappy fantasy performance). I advised you to buy low on Calvin Johnson (who remains a buy-low candidate after a very weak day, though the Lions are apparently even worse than I thought they were) and Peyton Manning (who put up respectable numbers – mostly thanks to Sage “Will Never, Ever Be Trusted Again” Rosenfels).

    The general consensus on the value of the following players is just plain wrong, which makes them ripe to trade away (if they’re overvalued) or try to pick up (if they’re undervalued).

    Sell High

    LaDainian Tomlinson – I’d been holding out hope, but it’s officially time to stop the bleeding and trade him away. The clincher for me came in an interview he gave yesterday in which he talked about his injured toe: “You can’t get it better in one week. There is no such thing; nobody can. If you are injured, you are injured. One week is not going to help. If you take one week off, you might as well take three weeks off.” Translation: Expect plenty of subpar games over the rest of the season. Trade him before memory of his two recent multi-TD games fades; I don’t expect a whole lot more of those the rest of the way. The LT name alone should fetch some nice value in return. (More …)

    • Ali 3:58 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have Jacobs and I would like to trade him. What do you think about a trade for Turner? He gets more carries than Jacobs. If not turner what other RBs do you think I could get for Jacobs at his level?

      My other RBs are Forte and Addai

    • Matt 4:00 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There’s no way you’d get Turner for Jacobs. Are you sure you want to trade Jacobs when you only have two other RB?

    • Brandon 4:51 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Ali: You might try to pawn Jacobs for Steven Jackson at this point. While Jackson was probably taken a round ahead of Jacobs in the draft, Jackson only has one touchdown this year and is underperforming. He’s gotten plenty of carries over the past two games though and is used in the passing game too so there should be greener pastures ahead for him.

    • Ali 5:58 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      sorry didn’t give you the full picture. I have Addai, Jacobs, Forte, Fargas, McClain, and Sproles. I have a guy who might be open to pulling the trigger on Jacobs for Turner, would you do it? or would you rather go with Jacobs for Jackson?

      thanks guys!

    • Matt 6:17 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If he’s going to give you Turner for Jacobs, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Turner’s an elite RB so far and I see no reason to believe he won’t finish in the top 5 overall at the position. Jacobs’ carries in the past three games: 15, 14, 15. Chances are, that’s what the Giants will continue to give him. That’s not enough to be an elite back, especially when he’s a non-entity as a receiver (3 total so far this season).

    • Tim 2:05 pm on October 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Just reading this post now and Matt you mentioned my 2 RBs (Jacobs and LT). This is a deeper league (14 teams) where some teams have gaping wholes to fill and my team just so happens to need some quality WR. I agree Turner is emerging into a top 5 monster back, but I’m trying to propose a trade where I get a top tier WR and maybe a RB2/RB3 in return for LT – what players would be good candidates for this trade?

  • Brandon 9:05 am on August 27, 2008 Permalink
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    Power rankings updated: Look at all the pretty colors 

    The FFGeekBlog power rankings have again been adjusted to reflect the current state of the NFL; however, I have to apologize that I didn’t have the new tier color-coding set up earlier in the preseason. Hopefully they can still be helpful for a few of your drafts (I know at least one person to whom it will be helpful to!) If you head over to our power rankings page and check them out, you can see that all of the lists have been broken down into logical tiers that players can be grouped into, showing where drop offs in value are at each position.

    Some of the players on the move in the latest round of updates include Jon Kitna, Michael Turner, Jonathan Stewart, Rashard Mendenhall, Chad Johnson, Robert Meachem, Dustin Keller and the New York Giants defense.

  • Brandon 10:55 am on August 25, 2008 Permalink
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    Best of the Rest: Leinart back in the doghouse 

    Continuing my previous article “Rising and Falling: The Barbarian Unleashed!”, here is a list of some of the players who saw the field over the weekend and how their play may or may not have affected their draft status…

    Falling Down

    Matt Leinart (QB-ARI): 4 of 12 for 24 yards, 3 INT –  ESPN is reporting that Kurt Warner will be named the starter for Arizona on opening day after Leinart had another poor outing in preseason. Completing 25% of your passes and nearly having as many interceptions as completions is not the way to earn the coach’s trust. On the plus side, maybe Leinart can spend more time partying with all his celebrity friends now, while Warner studies game tape. At this point, Leinart should be no where near one of your cheat sheets going into draft day. (More …)

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