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  • Brandon 10:24 am on December 22, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 16: Championship Week 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week 16. 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. With your league championship in sight, I’ve simplified the list a bit this week, as I figure there is a lot less competition for the top waiver wire players this week. If you have any additional questions though, please feel free to ask away and I’ll try to get them before the end of the day so you can finalize your roster as soon as possible. Good luck!

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    • Mark 11:14 am on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Out of these 5 players I need to start 1 RB and 1 flex:
      Jamaal Charles, Rashard Mendenhall, Joseph Addai, Sidney Rice or Sims-Walker? Also which defense: Arizona or New Orleans?

      • Brandon 3:59 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even though he plays a tough Bengals run defense, I think you have to go with Jamaal Charles in the running back spot, as he’s been on fire lately. In the flex spot, I’d go with Sidney Rice, who should put up big numbers on national television (Monday night) against the Bears. As for your defense, I like the Saints at home against Tampa Bay, a team that features a quarterback who single-handedly has 9 turnovers in the past three games.

    • PK 2:53 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      my lineup for my playoff game is set all down to my last flex spot: the choices are jamaal charles or jerome harrison.
      any suggestions?

      • Brandon 4:02 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d start Jamaal Charles based on his consistency. I’ll take two straight 140+ yard and a touchdown games over Harrison’s last two (9 yards, then 286 yards/3 TD) even if Charles has a tougher match-up.

    • Sam 5:51 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ok I have a huge dilema at my third reciever position. i have pierre garcon, josh cribbs, and michael crabtree. In my head I have made a case for all three players.. garcon has manning throwing, cribbs can take it to the barn, and crabtree is playing detroit… anybody have any suggestiions?

      • Brandon 9:48 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Crabtree is the safest play and should have a solid game against the Lions this week. Cribbs is too risky and probably won’t repeat last week’s performance and I’m a little scared of the Colts game plan this week.

    • TJ 12:57 am on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, wanted your thoughts before leaving for The Nightmare Before Christmas Travel begins. Here’s what I’ve got and some random thoughts (non-ppr):

      RB (2) : Sjax @Ari, Wells vs StL, Charles @ KC, Forsett @GB, F Jackson @ Atl
      Have SJax (struggling lately….) and Wells (good matchup) for now, Charles helped get me here but matchup not great @ Cin. Harrison available but too risky, I think.

      WR (2): Austin @ Was, Welker vs Jac, Ocho vs KC, SmithNYG vs Car, Sims-Walker @ NE
      Austin, and Welker (won last week despite him, Brady still seems banged up) for now. The others may rock….or not.

      TE: F Davis, J Finley, Shianco or Witten — I think one of the first two, not sure which one.
      D/ST: Have GB in there per your advice, in case you’re having second thoughts: ARI, Cin, Dal, Bal available
      K (it’s the money game, kickers count…..I need some FGs!): Hartley, Cundiff, Stover, Scobee, Feely, K Brown, Rackers, Mare.

      Thanks for your advice, hope to take the title this weekend. Will be checking in from 5000 miles away assuming my bro-in-law’s internet connection stays strong this week.
      Happy Holidays to All!

      • TJj 1:05 am on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry – Nugent, not Rackers.

      • TJ 4:32 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Falcons defense also available…

      • Brandon 10:02 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey TJ, you got some tough decisions at running back, but I can’t argue with Steven Jackson and Beanie Wells. At wide receiver, stick with Welker and Austin, but Ochocinco could also be primed for a solid game. At tight end, I’m not sure how you ended up with all those guys, but roll the dice on Finley, who has the most potential this week out of the crew. At defense, Arizona makes an enticing play and is probably worth a start, especially if Keith Null starts for the Rams again. Finally, at kicker, it’s always a crapshoot, but I like Garrett Hartley. Good luck!

        • TJ 9:21 am on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, Brandon. Kept Welker in there now, will stew over Ochocinco a little before game time.

          On the te’s only have 2 rostered (Finley & Shiancoe,), but all FAs are pretty safe to grab until tomorrow, hence the choices here. Good Luck to you too!

        • TJ 1:15 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Brandon, one more question for you – if I chicken out again at the last minute and pull Sjax (actually turned out to be a good move last week), wondering who you’d rank next: F Jackson @ Atl, Charles @ Cin or Harrison (just picked up) vs OAK?

    • Javier 3:05 am on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start Ganther, Harrison or Morris over Addai as RB#2? How about any of them in the flex spot? My WRs are Randy Moss, SS (NYG), Sid Rice, Meachem and Britt.

      • Brandon 9:44 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would start Jerome Harrison over Addai, just because there is risk that Addai could be benched after a bit to keep him healthy for the playoffs. As for your flex spot, the only change I might consider is Maurice Morris over Kenny Britt.

    • aker 11:24 am on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You were right that Ganther wasn’t a no-brainer over Bradshaw in MNF. I managed to squeak into the championship game. I have the same dilemma this week, but I’ve added Harrison to the mix. (It should be obvious that I’ve had RB issues all season.) I’m now struggling between Bradshaw who has had back to back strong performances, and the one hit wonder up against Oakland. I think it’s safe to take Ganther off the table as between these three given the matchups?

      • Brandon 9:41 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I know it’s hard to sit Harrison after that insane game last week, but I’d go with Bradshaw this week. He’s got a decent match-up with the Panthers and has been getting the carries in the red zone lately. Good luck!

    • Lindsay 2:07 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO I made it through last wk just barely, and only because my opponent played Brady over Big Ben, but I am here. I am up against a team that I will likely lose against, but I at least want to put up a fight. So I need some help…

      Need 3 WRs Colston, Meacham, Smith(nyg), Collie, Evans, Bryant, Avery
      Need 2 RBs R. Williams, Forte, Ganther
      TE Celek or Davis
      Kicker Feely (i hope what he did last wk was a one time thing)
      DEF San Fran

      Also need a flex position out of those listed above. This is a PPR league. Thanks so much for all your help throughout the season!!!! Merry Christmas!

      • aaron Oetting 8:45 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        colston, smith, meacham

        r williams, ganther

        Davis!!

        collie

      • Brandon 9:46 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to agree with Aaron here on all of the picks!

    • bman 10:00 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Snelling isn’t startable at home against Buffalo?! Even if Turner plays and Norwood gets some touches, Snelling has done well in the past, and Buffalo is 32nd against the run.

      • Brandon 9:39 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Everyone’s startable depending on the options I guess. Who are your other running backs?

      • bman 10:12 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve got Thomas, Addai, Bradshaw and Moreno (went a little nuts on the waiver wire – why not?!) and could get Morris or Bush if I wanted. While Thomas has underproduced, the matchup is too good to let go I think, which is also why I’m looking at Snelling over the others.

    • Cris 12:31 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jerome Harrison or jamaal Charles for week 16… Help.. thanks!

      • Brandon 9:38 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jamaal Charles just for the consistency. There’s no telling what kind of numbers (or lack there of) that Harrison will put up this week in that offense.

    • ROB 2:21 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok Big Decisions, Should I start Peyton Manning or Alex Smith and should I sit DeAngelo Williams for A.Bradshaw or Michael Bush. Please help. Thanks…..

    • Ehren 3:48 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Championship week for me and I rode P. Manning to this point but have to sit him. I now have to decide between Garrard and V. Young at QB. Once other thing to take into consideration is that I have Chris Johnson with Tenn. Fearful about Titans getting shut down and losing a lot of valuable points. Either way, over thinking this decision and need clarity.

    • Bob 10:08 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      RB Should I start Morris or Ganther. And for WR, should I start Meachem or White

      • Michael 1:06 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        No brainer start Meachem Bress will definitly look for blood after losing to Dallas.
        A close call but I would start Morris the cowboys look to tough against the run as of lately I do not trust that O-line for the redskins.

    • otis 12:15 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK Bradshaw vs carolina or Hightower vs rams. I would normally go for Tim, but with wells in the mix and the threat that Tim won’t play much if they get up big I’m turning towards bradshaw.

      • Michael 1:11 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Start Bradshaw! Wells as of the last couple of weeks is getting hotter by the week and Hightower took a turn for the worse during the S.F. game. Bradshaw is now showing his explosive hard charging form again. He has come up big lately when given the opportunity and has made the best of it.

    • Michael 1:01 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need 3 WR Murphy, Evans, A. Bryant, Manningham, Cribbs, Morgan please

    • Mo 1:12 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m having some trouble

      I have so many good matchups this week that i dont know who to start

      [semifinals this week]

      I have 1 QB Slot, 3 WR Slots, 2 RB Slots, 1 TE slot, 1 Flex [QB/WR/RB/TE] spot, and 1 DEF spot

      I have:
      Kurt Warner vs STL
      Alex Smith vs DET

      Marques Colston vs TB
      Robert Meachem vs TB
      Michael Crabree vs DET
      Percy Harvin vs CHI

      Chris Johnson [already started, took up 1 RB spot]
      Beanie Wells vs STL
      DeAngelo Williams vs NYG [injured]
      Rashard Mendenhall vs BAL
      Jerome Harrison vs OAK

      Fred Davis vs DAL [only TE i have so have to start]

      Garrett Hartley vs TB

      SF DEF vs DET
      GB DEF vs SEA

    • Roland 4:03 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know what to do. I have a Flex play. Not sure to use Meachem or Maurice Morris. All the research have them really close on the rankings. First time ever I’m in the Finals.

      • Roland 4:06 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Actually. here is what i have in general. people are saying Palmer sucks, and that Wayne is going to be rested…now i’m even more super confused. lol.

        QB : Carson Palmer / Garrard
        2 RB : Chris Johnson / Barber / Maurice Morris
        TE : Vernon Davis
        2 WR : Reggie Wayne / Desean Jackson / Meachem
        1 FLEX : Morris or Meachem? would you substitute Meachem for Wayne if he is resting?

    • Timmy 8:49 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got an RB problem not a lack of RB but a who to bank on for the chamionship? In my league we have 2 RB spots and @ flex spots
      i’ve got Rice, Barber, Beanie Wells, Jerome Harrison, Jerious Norwood(who i’d rather not play), and DeAngelo Williams is doubtful but i’ve got Jonathan Stweart too. the rest of my squad is set it’s just those spots i’m qustioning myself on.

      • Tw 5:29 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Here’s the order as I see it:
        1-Wells
        2-Harrison
        3-Rice (vs pit or he’d be higher)
        4-Stewart (vs NYG)
        5-Barber (F Jones)

    • Tw 5:01 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Try managing these WK 16 STUDS: 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flx. (stndrd without 100 yard bonus’)
      Beanie Wells -ST
      M Bell -ST
      Jones Drew -FLX
      Ahmad Bradshaw -BNCH
      M Bush – BNCH

      Driver – ST
      Colston – ST
      Wayne – BNCH ;(
      S Smith NYG – BNCH
      J Morgan – BNCH

      • Tw 6:43 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m leaning towards Bradshaw over Bell,
        What do you think guys?

  • 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 10:55 am on October 28, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Nate Washington, WR, Steelers (6.6% owned, Desperation Pickup) – While his reception totals for each game this year aren’t all that consistent, Washington still manages to get some solid yardage and has been adding touchdowns to that as of late. I can’t recommend you start him on a weekly basis, but if you’re in a bind and it looks like a good matchup, you might consider him at the WR3 or flex position.

    Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Dolphins (19.6% owned, Instant Starter) – Obviously you shouldn’t count on an other-worldly 175 yard performance from Ginn each week, but besides a bogus game in week 6, Ted Jr. has been pretty decent this year in his rookie season. He gets to play the lowly Broncos defense this week as well, making him even more appealing. (More …)

     
    • Fantasy Football Calculator 12:58 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What numbers do you think Avery will continue to put up? I agree he’s a great free agent pickup, but I’m still skeptical about his consistency. He’s had a lot of bad weeks so far, and he seems hard to predict.

      Good list of pickups. I didn’t realize that Bulger was owned in less than 50% of leagues.

    • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have to imagine that Avery will continue to put up WR2 style stats. I was watching the game on Sunday (for the Patriots of course) and it looks like Bulger is really keyed on looking to Avery once he sees that Torry Holt is double covered. With Steven Jackson out, the team went to the passing game a bit more than usually probably, but Avery will still see a good amount of looks per game. He’s probably a 60-80 yard a week kind of guy and he’ll break a few for a touchdown here and there. His bad weeks were only really the first few games of the season, which as a rookie, seems pretty understandable. He had to work his way up the depth chart and now that he’s a starter, I don’t see him falling back down anytime soon.

    • Tim 2:33 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Who is the better pass catcher out of the backfield – Pierre Thomas or Stecker? Any RB in the Saints offense should be serviceable as a flex option, but what’s the chances of a time share being established?

    • Brandon 2:43 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You’re probably right about the time share between Stecker and Thomas, but at this point it looks like Thomas would get the most carries though as he’s already seen a lot more action this year than Stecker. When he plays, Stecker is used a lot in the passing game and he could be used as the third down back, but Thomas can also catch passes so we’ll see. If you’re looking for a guy to start this weekend as your RB2 or flex spot though, go with Thomas, as he’s the safer bet to produce.

    • Tim 11:19 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the solid free agents list each week- I use this list with more confidence than the other FF “experts” out there at the bigger sites like ESPN and Yahoo.

      One thing to point out though – Ten Ginn Jr. was a rook last year, so this is his 2nd year. I’m not a fan of him this year, but I think he makes the “3rd yr WR jump” next year and establishes himself as a top tiered WR.

    • Brandon 11:33 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the props on the list! I agree that Ginn will be a great candidate for a big third year…as long as he has a good quarterback throwing him the ball. If the team keeps Pennington as the starter and doesn’t go back to some young guy to groom for the future, then he’ll be alright, otherwise I think he’ll be in for a long third year in the league.

  • Brandon 10:07 pm on October 20, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire pickups for week 8, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers (0.8% owned, Desperation Pickup) – Floyd is making the most of starter Chris Chambers being out and has a touchdown in the past two games (along with a 70 yard average.) San Diego plays in London this coming weekend, so expect Chambers to try his hardest to get out on the international stage, but Floyd will continue to get some looks.

    Josh Morgan, WR, 49er’s (2.5% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – The rookie showed promise in the preseason, but hasn’t lived up to the hype until this past weekend, where he had five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. As he gains more experience, expect him to become a bigger part of this offense. He’s a great keeper league prospect at this point. (More …)

     
    • Nick 12:05 pm on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am in quite a predicament. No thanks to that MORON Kellen Winslow. I have to keep added another TE each week with his injuries/illness and stupid suspension. I have managed to reap the benefits of the waiver wire each week and am tied in first in my league. These are the RB that I have. I need to drop 2 of them to make room for a kicker and a TE. Now one of them I have no problem getting rid of, it is the 2nd one that is giving me trouble.

      Maurice Jones-Drew – mighty mouse is staying
      Steve Slaton – money maker
      Jonathan Stewart – hit or miss, but still love the schedule for rest of the year
      Sammy Morris – after last week I love him to take over in NE
      Correll Buckhalter – has amazing value is Westbrook goes down again
      Dominic Rhodes – I have no problem dropping him since the next 3 opponents are TEN, NE, and PIT.
      Deuce McAllister – would suck to lose because Bush is out 2-4 weeks and they have SD, then a bye week and come back to face ATL and KC.

      My real problem is after Rhodes who would I drop….

      Buckhalter and hope I can pick him up again the next day. Or McAllister and just run with what I have left and possibly get him the next day. I hate this decision.

    • pastor 12:37 am on October 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Sammy Morris is out 3- 3 weeks, McAllister may be out 4 weeks with his looming suspension

  • Brandon 12:05 pm on August 29, 2008 Permalink
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    Late-round wide receiver sleepers 

    After participating in a few drafts so far, I just wanted to list a few wide receivers that I’ve either drafted, or seen drafted in the last few rounds that could help your fantasy team this year (or in future years if you’re in a keeper league):

    • Ted Ginn, Jr. (MIA): Should be the number one target for Chad Pennington in Miami, which means a lot more than it would have meant last season when the team was in complete disarray. Around 900 yards and five scores doesn’t seem out of the picture.
    • DeSean Jackson (PHI): With number one receiver Kevin Curtis out for an extended period of time undergoing surgery for a sports hernia and number two receiver Reggie Brown already having hamstring issues, Jackson will be thrust into the action to start the season. He’s looked good in preseason and if that carries over to the regular season, expect quarterback Donovan McNabb to look his way all year long.
    • Eddie Royal (DEN): Teammate Darrell Jackson was brought in to be the number two receiver alongside Brandon Marshall, but then the team drafted Royal, who has worked his way into a starting role this preseason. Expect Royal to put up some decent numbers in an offense that should be a lot better passing the ball this year, as Cutler will be a lot healthier after taming his diabetes and Marshall draws loads of attention from opposing defenses. (More …)
     
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