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  • Brandon 3:45 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 12: Peyton ready for a playoff run 

    Although the Patriots lost a close one to the Jets, last week ended up being a pretty good week for me in all areas of the fantasy football world. Not only did I win in nearly all of my leagues, but my predictions ended up with a stellar 19-4-5 record, led by great games from Turner the Burner, the Arizona passing game and DeAngelo Williams, along with sub-par efforts from Kyle Orton and Willis McGahee (even with Jake Delhomme doing his best to submarine me and one of my fantasy teams!)

    With the playoffs fast approaching though, and me still needing a win or two more to clinch the playoffs in a few leagues, let’s move on to my picks for this week. I’ll start with the man who should help many a fantasy team make the playoffs in week 12 by handing out a good ol’ fashioned beatdown to San Diego…Peyton Manning.

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    • Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: This weekend Indianapolis will head to San Diego to take on a Chargers defense that has been one of the worst in the league against the pass (possibly due to the absence of their top pass rusher in Shawne Merriman?) For all those managers who drafted Manning with a top pick in their league and have been disappointed so far (although the past few weeks he’s been pretty good), this game should serve as redemption. The Chargers are allowing 267 passing yards on average to an assortment of signal callers across the league…and this weekend they take on one that is slightly better than your “average quarterback.” I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect 300 yards and at least two scores from Peyton this week.
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  • Brandon 10:20 am on November 4, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10, 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.

    Sage Rosenfels, QB, Texans (1.3% owned, Instant Starter) – It looks like starter Matt Schaub will be out for at least a month, so if you were counting on him to lead you to the fantasy football playoffs, you might want to rethink your strategy. Rosenfels will fill in for Schaub in the meantime and while he’s prone to turn the ball over every once in a while, he’ll still put up decent fantasy stats for your team in this pass-happy offense.

    Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs (8.6% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – With Larry Johnson already out, the Chiefs also lost backup Kolby Smith for the season with a knee injury. This means that Mr. Charles and his 106 yard effort on Sunday will be the starter for the rest of the season (or until he also gets hurt.) He still plays for the Chiefs though, so I wouldn’t be too eager to jam him into your lineup right away! (More …)

     
    • kj 12:05 pm on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      How about Culpepper for owners hard up for a QB? He may start this week with Orlovsky getting hurt and his big arm and Calvin Johnson could create some big plays.

      http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081104/SPORTS0101/811040350/1004

    • Brandon 12:08 pm on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I thought about putting Culpepper on this list, but he’s been out of the game for a while and we’re not even sure he’s starting at this point. If you’re in a deep league, you could consider him, but otherwise I’d let him play a game or two first…

    • Michael 4:53 pm on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Do you see any value in Brandon Lloyd?

    • Shirley 6:43 pm on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Flacco and Edwards are still available in my league. I already have Flacco lined up on my waiver list. Should I go with one of the QBs listed above instead? I also have Romo sitting on my team so I pretty much just need a QB for a week or two. I had Orton who was doing splendidly until his injury on Sunday.

    • Brandon 10:09 am on November 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Michael: Brandon Lloyd makes an worth-while pick up if you have room to spare on your bench. You’re going to want to see what form he is in when he returns to the field before plugging him into your lineup, especially with Rex Grossman at the helm. At best, he’ll become a decent WR3 play towards the end of the season and into the fantasy playoffs.

    • Brandon 10:16 am on November 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Shirley: Because of the fact that you just need a quarterback for a week or two, I don’t think it makes sense to pick up a “project” like Brady Quinn. However, I’d go for Sage Rosenfels before Joe Flacco or Trent Edwards. Rosenfels picks up a pretty solid passing game and should be the quarterback long enough (Shaub will be out for about a month most likely) to pick up the slack until Romo returns to form.

  • 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 5:46 pm on August 20, 2008 Permalink
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    Kevin Curtis out for a while with a sports hernia 

    As if Donovan McNabb didn’t have enough trouble finding a reliable wide receiver to throw to, today it was announced that Kevin Curtis will be out for an extended amount of time getting surgery for a sports hernia. There is no absolute time table on how long it will take Curtis to return, but my non-PHD guess would be that it will take a couple months for him to be back to top form. Obviously this hurts Curtis’ draft rank, but it also has a negative affect on McNabb’s, as well as a positive affect on the rookie, DeSean Jackson. The other starter in the offense, Reggie Brown, is already out with a hamstring injury for a short while (possibly back to start the season), so Jackson immediately jumps up to the #1 receiver in the offense for the remaining preseason games. Check back in a bit to see where this news affects our power rankings

    If you’ve already drafted Curtis in your league, we feel your pain. Especially when in one of my leagues I also have Brandon Marshall…looks like weeks one and two will be a bit weak at the WR position!

     
    • Dan Cheek 12:21 pm on August 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If the Eagles were serious about getting McNabb any help going into this season, they would look to trade for Antoine Bolden from the Cardinals. He’s unhappy in Arizona, demanding a trade, and is a Pro-Bowl, veteran receiver. If the Eagles don’t pick Bolden up, someone else will.

      -Dan Cheek

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