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  • Brandon 12:16 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16, 2008 

    As we head to the CHAMPIONSHIP, there’s a pretty good chance that your team is already set and you are not in need of any desperation picks. Just in case though, 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, but 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.

    LaMont Jordan, RB, Patriots (4.4% owned, Desperation Pickup) – Maybe it was the return to his old team that got him revved up for the game on Sunday, but he somehow racked up 97 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries. Will he put up these numbers again while splitting carries with Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk? Probably not. Is it possible? I guess anything’s possible.

    DeSean Foster, RB, 49ers (11.4% owned, Desperation Pickup) – If you’re a Frank Gore owner, you should already have Foster on your roster. Otherwise, he’s worth a look as he could get another start this weekend against a bad Rams defense if they decide to rest Gore a little longer. Foster played pretty well last week when given the start, rushing and receiving for a combined 101 yards. (More …)

    • Roger 3:54 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      Thanks for your suggestions with my recievers last week. I made it to the bowl game. I was wondering if you think Torry Holt would be a good start this week. Like before I have Cotchery, Bruce, or Holt. Need 2!!! Let me know.. thanks bro.

    • e-roc 4:40 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon, watch, I’ll start Pierre Thomas this week and he’ll end up with 50 yards and no TDs. Just wait and see… On the bright side, I was able to limp into the Championship game and I’m assured “cash money!” (the way Wilmer Valderrama says it).

      Would you start Antonio Bryant over Boldin, Marshall, or Wayne this week? Maybe if it’s snowing in Foxboro?

      @Roger, I’m not a pro, but my vote would be for Holt & Bruce.

    • Brandon 9:15 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Roger: I have to agree with e-roc above and recommend you start Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Even with the touchdown last weekend, Jericho Cotchery has just been too inconsistent to play at this important juncture in your fantasy season.

    • Brandon 9:37 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Hah, yeah…don’t worry, you won’t find Pierre Thomas on my “Miss” list this weekend. I’ve finally drunk the PT kool-aid and believe in him. In terms of which receivers you start, you got quite a crew there! It’s hard for me to recommend you bench any of them for Antonio Bryant, but if you had to pick one, I would say Anquan Boldin (gasp!) Even though Boldin was a machine early in the season, the past few weeks defenses have been keying in on him and his stats have been suffering because of it. Although the Patriots defense isn’t anything to write home about, I think they’ll have a game plan to stop both Boldin and Fitz and make the Cardinals try to run the ball. Bryant has been on fire as of late and it’s hard to bench someone who’s playing that well. So for the short answer, yes…I would bench Boldin for Bryant (and I’ll cross my fingers for you if you listen to my advice!)

    • Pat 4:43 am on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,
      I have some tough decisions this week. For receivers, core is set but I need to choose for my W/T and W/R spots. My choices a D. Branch, D. Hixon, and D. Northcutt.
      Also, in running backs, I am at a loss for who to start. I have J. Norwood, J.J. Arrington, T. Choice, M. Moore, and S. Morris. I have constantly been starting Norwood throughout the season and he has consistently produced for me. And I still want to start Arrington because he saved me in my game last week. But I just don’t know what to do after Choice’s strong performance last week and a possibly good matchup for Morris against Arizona D.
      Lastly, I have Minnesota’s D, but I’m conidering picking up New Orleans D since they play Detroit this week. Your feelings?

    • Brandon 9:58 am on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Pat: In terms of your receivers, I’d go with Branch and Hixon. Dennis Northcutt had a huge game last week, but before that, he hadn’t done anything all season. Also, this week Nortcutt plays a tough Colts pass defense.

      For your running backs, I like Sammy Morris and Tashard Choice…especially if Choice gets the start. Norwood, Arrington and Moore all remain as backups used more in the passing game than the rushing game and it’s hard to predict what they’re going to do from week to week.

      Finally, for your defense, go with Minnesota. Detroit has actually started putting up some points recently and for some reason I have a feeling that this could be their first win of the season this weekend against an inconsistent Saints team.

    • e-roc 12:15 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – Thanks. I’ll be scouring Accuweather.com, Weather.com, and whdh.com (Boston) Sunday morning.

      I’m already looking forward to next year’s season/draft.

    • Brandon 12:31 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: As a Patriots fan, I’m hoping that the conditions are less-than-optimal for the passing game, as I’ll take the New England running game over the ferocious Tim Hightower/J.J. Arrington combo in Arizona any day.

    • Muko 7:19 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply


      I’ve never commented here, but have definitely used your advice. I’m in the champ. but have had a rough year in terms of RB’s, considering I drafted Addai and W. Parker. At this point my choices are:

      K. Smith
      S. Morris
      J. Addai
      W. Parker
      T. Choice
      D. Foster

      Right now, I’m planning on playing Sammy Morris and Kevin Smith. After reading the blog I’m considering subbing one of these out for either T. Choice or D. Foster. What do you think?

    • Brandon 10:25 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Muko: Glad my advice could help you make it to the Championship! In terms of your running backs, I agree with the two that you already were planning to play. Tashard Choice will still probably “backup” Marion Barber, so he’ll have to make the most of his carries, while I simply do not have enough faith in DeSean Foster to recommend you start him in such an important game. Go with Kevin Smith and Sammy Morris and hope they can both repeat their stats from last week.

    • Johnny 12:46 am on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply


      I am in the championship game and I am in need of some help. I have Michael Turner and Matt Forte starting at running back, but my flex options are either Sammy Morris or Brandon Jacobs. I have LOVED Jacobs, but he could still be hurt against Carolina . Sammy is playing well, and he is against Arizona too. I can’t decided between the two…..

    • Brandon 9:08 am on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Johnny: At this point it looks like Brandon Jacobs will get the dreaded “game time decision” designation, which is going to be tough for you because the Giants play Sunday night, while the Patriots play Sunday afternoon (1 PM). As it’s the Championship, you really don’t want to gamble on a player to play when you won’t be able to replace him at the last minute (unless you have someone else from the Sunday or Monday night games). I’d go with Sammy Morris, who I think should do well…especially if the weather is detrimental to the passing game. Good luck!

    • Roger 4:40 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have another magical issue to ask of you guys… I am going with the Dallas Def at home Saturday night but also have Philly. Is this a good move to leave Dallas in? Also, does anyone see Kurt Warner having a bad game or sitting out some of the game in New England. I am from Boston and the snow is burying us now and Sunday will be messy. Garcia on bench. Throw some ideas if possible. Thanks

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 5:57 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Roger: As you know (I’m down here in CT), the snow is pretty nasty today and there’s supposed to be another storm coming through on Sunday. I’d wait till tomorrow to make the ultimate decision, because A) you want to know when the snow will hit on Sunday and B) you want to make for sure that Jeff Garcia will be starting (although at this point it looks pretty good for that). If the weather will be any factor in Foxboro, go with Garcia. If not, take the chance on Warner who should be able to handle the Patriots secondary quite handily if he can throw the ball.

      In terms of your defense, I like both Dallas and Philly this week, but I think you can stick to Dallas at home. The Cowboys have been great on defense lately and we saw what Baltimore does against a good defense last week when they put up a big 9 spot against the Steelers. Good luck!

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 8:30 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like Anquan Boldin will not play this Sunday against the Patriots (at least that’s what ESPN just told me), so if you have an alternative, you better plug him into your lineup.

    • Mike 12:00 pm on December 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hope it isn’t to late for some advice, but here goes. I have Rothlesburger, Matt Ryan and and Tyler Thigpen. Any advice on who I should start? I also have Dwanye Bowe on my bench so would it be smart to sit Brandon Jacobs since he is a game time decision and put in Tyler Thigpen and Dwanye Bowe? I am already down 30, opponent had Manning on Thursday. Any advice would be great.

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 12:18 pm on December 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mike: I’m not too high on any of those quarterbacks this week, but if I had to pick from the three, I’d go with Matt Ryan who should have a decent day against the Vikings. I don’t like the idea of playing Thigpen AND Bowe, so this will that up. In terms of Bowe or Jacobs, I’d wait until tomorrow morning and see if Jacobs is going to play for sure or not. If he is, I think he’s a better play than Bowe, as Jacobs is more likely to find the endzone.

    • Mike 10:43 am on December 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Should I be starting Brandon Jacobs today. According to CBS, he is listed as questionable and most likely will be playing. My other options aren’t too great and I need to make up a large deficit and playing Jacobs on the off chance he has a great game is my best bet. Have you read anything about his status?

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 12:14 pm on December 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mike: According to Yahoo, which was reporting an ESPN news story:

      Jacobs said Friday that he expects to play Sunday night against Carolina, Newsday reports. “Yes, I will be out there on the field come Sunday,” Jacobs told 1050 ESPN’s Michael Kay in his weekly spot.

      Recommendation: Jacobs practiced well all week, so barring a setback he should be good to go. It’s still a slight risk, however, as the Giants play Sunday night, and any tweak even in warmups could be enough to keep him out. ”

      So it looks like Jacobs should play this weekend. If you happen to have Ahmad Bradshaw or Derrick Ward, you could sub them in last minute if things change, but I think you’re safe putting Jacobs in your lineup this week. Good luck!

  • Brandon 9:36 pm on September 15, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3, 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.

    Chansi Stuckey, WR, Jets (0.7% owned, Desperation Pickup) – He’s not the primary target in this offense…or even the second (third?), but he does have a touchdown in each of the first two games for the Jets on a combined six catches for 80 yards. He’s not going to blow your opponent away, but if you’re absolutely stuck for a WR3 play in week three, you might consider Stuckey.

    Michael Bush, RB, Raiders (6.1% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – “Starter” Justin Fargas left Sunday’s game with a groin injury and the severity is yet to be determined. While Darren McFadden is still the main man in this running game, Bush will get a healthy dose of carries in the next week or so if Fargas happens to miss extended time. (More …)

    • Rushi 12:34 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Chansi Stuckey plays for the Jets, not Giants. Giants have Burress, Toomer and Steve Smith 🙂

    • Brandon 7:11 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Rushi: Good call…shows how much I know about the guy (or maybe I just need to pay a little more attention to the player profile!)

    • Ali 10:15 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hey Brandon, great blog. I need some advice. I have Megatron (CJohnson) and Roddy White as my two starting receivers. I also have David Patten and Patrick Crayton on the bench. For backup RBs i have Justin Fargas, BJax, and Sporles ( I do not own LT).

      I feel like I need help at WR b/c White is inconsistent. So, my question is would you recommend dropping any of the guys mentioned above for Stuckey, Gage, Antonio Bryant (TB), Isaac Bruce , Bryant Johnson (SF),Robert Meachem , Amani Toomer.

      other back RBs available are: Fred Jackson, Ahmad Bradshaw (I have Jacobs), LaMont Jordan,Le’Ron McClain , Jamal Charles … what do you think?

    • Advisor 11:41 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      Check out my squad now.. 🙂

    • Advisor 11:42 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Post your fantasy squad so we can see how you’re doing.

  • Brandon 11:08 am on August 8, 2008 Permalink
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    Notes from last night's preseason games 

    I realize that it’s only the first week of the preseason and teams are still trying to figure out what their opening day rosters are going to look like, but there are already some interesting things taking place that you might want to be aware of.

    • Ravens 16, Patriots 15: Obviously the score to this game means absolutely nothing, with Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Willis McGahee not seeing the field. However, what was interesting was the stat lines for the Patriots running backs, Laurence Maroney (6 rushes for 6 yards) and LaMont Jordan (19 rushes for 76 yards and TD). While Maroney had limited playing time against some starters and Jordan most likely played against second and third stringers, I’m still starting to doubt that Maroney should be drafted as high as we have him on our power rankings. If Jordan runs well throughout the preseason, I expect to see a pretty even split of carries at the tailback position in New England this year, but of course it’s only one game and maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but maybe I’m not… (More …)
  • Matt 2:28 pm on April 28, 2008 Permalink
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    Other thoughts on the NFL draft from a fantasy perspective 

    • The Bucs must be feeling better about Carnell Williams’ surgically-repaired knee – the only RB they took in the draft was Cory Boyd in the 7th round. Cadillac, for his part, says it’s “definitely a possibility” that he’ll play in week one.
    • If going to Atlanta wasn’t the worst-case scenario for Matt Ryan, I don’t know what was.
    • Say what you want about Oakland, they stay true to form year after year. They take the most talented player available, regardless of how horrible a fit he is for their organization. That’s the McFadden pick in a nutshell – they’re more than set at RB already. Still… it might be fun to watch McFadden and JaMarcus Russell working together. Four guys you don’t want to run into at a night club this week: LaMont Jordan, Justin Fargas, Dominic Rhodes, and Michael Bush. You might also want to avoid any burly keeper-league owners who had high hopes for Bush in 2008.
    • The Jets did what we said they’d do.
    • Cedric Benson had to be happy when the Bears made the “no duh” move of taking an OL with their first pick. Then they wiped that smile right off his face with their 2nd-round pick, RB Matt Forte, who will undoubtedly steal at least a few carries and could challenge Benson outright for the starting job. Bears GM Jerry Angelo isn’t mincing words about it, either: “Maybe (Benson’s) not the featured back we thought he’d be.” Ouch.

    Lots more to talk about here but I’m out of time.

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