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  • Brandon 10:46 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Would Larry Fitzgerald prefer the Cardinals try to trade for a decent quarterback in the offseason…or a new team with a decent quarterback trade for Larry Fitzgerald? (Hint: Patriots!)

     
  • Brandon 10:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Receivers gone wild! 

    Amazing numbers put up by some wide receivers today, including a bunch of them who managed multiple touchdowns…

    • Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TD
    • Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TD
    • Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 142 yards, 2 TD
    • Andre Johnson, HOU – 101 yards, 2 TD
    • Nate Burleson, SEA – 98 yards, 2 TD
    • Austin Collie, IND – 97 yards, 2 TD
    • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 79 yards, 2 TD
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 77 yards, 2 TD
    • Brandon Marshall, DEN – 64 yards, 2 TD
     
    • Squish 11:17 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seemed like a good day for defenses too with several scoring very well especially in the flea flicker standard format.

      All Around a pretty well scoring week (especially for my teams). All signs point to a 14-2 week this week which is nice after my 6-9 record last week. I’ve got my money league by the balls as long as Leon Washington and Cotchery can combine for at least 3 points in a PPR and return yard league. I’ll get the $10 weekly high score prize if that happens too as my only competition is my opponent. To make things better the owner just added a $50 prize for second to bring the total prizes $870 plus a Titlecraft trophy! Hell of a free league if you ask me!

      One of my Flea Flicker leagues has only 9 people so we all had stacked rosters. i was still surprised by this week though. Had Schaub, Turner, Rice, Fitz, White, Winslow and Eagles defense starting. The 6 offensive players combined for 13 TDs! Would have been better if I didn’t start Scobee…

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in a free league that offers $870 in prizes?!

        • Squish 4:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, it’s a league sponsored by an insurance quote guy. There are tons of them on Yahoo. Apparently he’s making a killing this year from the quotes done by his leagues’ players. You can check them out here:

          http://www.fantasyquotes.com/

          I’m just happy I was smart enough to trust the guy instead of running for the hills like most people do when they see “free prizes” at the top of a FF league.

      • Mal 11:05 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looking back you wonder if it’s even worth wasting a draft pick on DST unless you can grab maybe the likes of giants, vikings, steelers, ravens. It’s really just about match ups don’t you think? I just peruse the waiver each week for a decent one, and viola.

        • Brandon 11:20 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, with both Kickers and Defenses there isn’t much rhyme or reason to their scoring on any given week. While the best defenses should at least keep the score down, which helps you get points in that way, it’s hard to figure when a player will fumble and the other team takes it for a score (same with an interception.) All you can do is take your best shot at a match-up and hope it works out for you.

        • Squish 5:02 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. But honestly its even rare for any of the top drafted defenses to be the top scoring one. I went into my draft knowing that the only good defense from last year that was completely in tact was the Eagles defense. Thus, i pretty much drafted the Eagles or nobody. Turned out to be a good choice 😉

          I do own the Vikes in a few leagues but I’ll likely be dumping them because their schedule is about to get MUCH harder.

          Just goes to show, you never know how these things happen. In the end it’s not at all about how good a defense is but more about how many TOs they force and what percentage of those go to the house.

    • Matt M 12:49 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Burleson and Collie on your suggestion and secured a win. Nice job.

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! Glad I could help someone out there AND wish I had either of those guys on any of my teams right now.

    • Julie 11:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      have to comment– I had Burleson and Bradshaw on my bench per your recommendation. Was still able to pull off the win which made it a little less painful

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you still pulled off the win at least. It was pretty amazing what the return of Matt Hasselbeck meant to the Seattle offense though. Nate Burleson was obviously happy about it! As for Bradshaw, the guy hadn’t scored a touchdown all season (and you would think Brandon Jacobs would be the goalline back) and then goes and scores twice! Oh well, that’s part of the fun/frustration I guess. Good luck this week though!

  • Matt 3:50 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink
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    Top Five at Five: Week 3 

    Kill me. Now. I was almost done with this post, and then an errant click on the back button wiped it out because I hadn’t thought to save it as a draft yet. Sigh.

    The following are my top five picks for the week at the five positions I give a crap about – i.e., everything but the kicker.

    Quarterback

    1. Drew Brees (@BUF) – He’s in a league of his own, and will occupy this position in the weekly rankings regardless of the matchup until I’m given a good reason to change my mind, which doesn’t seem likely to happen.
    2. Tony Romo (vs. CAR) – He’s the A-Rod of the NFL: He saves his biggest performances for the weakest opponents. (Oh, and he plays for the flashiest team in a shiny new stadium, has dalliances with pop singers, and is alternately exalted and skewered by both the local and national media.)
    3. Peyton Manning (@ARI) – Arizona’s been good against the pass so far, but their opponents (JAX and SF) don’t have aerial attacks anywhere close to the same class as Indy’s. This will almost surely be a shootout. Speaking of which…
    4. Kurt Warner (vs. IND) – If it’s a shootout you’re selling, Warner’s buying. If he wasn’t slightly bothered by a shoulder injury, I’d like him a little bit more than Manning this week.
    5. Tom Brady (vs. ATL) – Rust, the Jets, and Welker’s absence are all valid excuses. But one more off week and he won’t make this list again until he looks like the Brady we used to know. I’m guessing here that the recent Moss injury reports are just a Belichick game of some sort since he was fine all week.

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    • John 6:01 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For my flex spot, Cadillac Williams, Todd Heap, Devin Hester, Davone Bess, or Mike Sims-Walker?

    • Eric 9:46 pm on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I like Winslow this week too. I’m so torn between him or Witten.. up until tonight I had both of them… and Keller. I just dropped Keller to make room for an IDP that I needed, which broke my heart because I really like him. Talk about depth at TE this year!! I need your help trying to figure out my RB and RB/WR slots for this week. I’m going crazy over it. I have 2 RB and 2 RB/WR’s slots, and I have the following to choose from. This is a PPR league, and we also get points for return yards and TD’s. As of right now, I have Sproles and MJD as my starting RB’s, with Slaton and Johnny Knox as my flex. I also could choose from Benson, Breaston, Jonathon Stewart, Eddie Royal and Dewayne Bowe. My gut tells me to sit Slaton… but he HAS to do somehting soon, doesn’t he?? I keep thinking I should bench both Slaton and Knox, and go with Benson and Stewart. What are your thoughts? I am in a must-win situation this week. With MJD and Slaton starting out so slow, and Jennings doing nothing last week, I’m out to a lethargic 0-2 start. Thanks fellas!

  • Matt 10:56 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Top Five WR and TE for Week 2, 2009 

    Here’s the second half of my top-five series for this week – the first half was on the QB and RB positions. Normally it would all be one post, but it’s hard to predict when I’ll have free time to write a post with this two-month-old around. Parenthood – you gotta get you some of this!

    Wide Receiver

    1. Andre Johnson (@TEN): Call his week 1 performance (4 catches, 35 yards, no scores) what you will – a blip, early-season rust – just don’t call it a sign of things to come for Andre Johnson and the potent Texans offense. The Titans gave up a whopping 363 yards through the air last week to the Steelers, and Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward both hit the 100-yard mark. With Kevin Walter back in the lineup, the Texans are back in their comfort zone and ready to pounce.
    2. Steve Smith (@ATL): The Eagles utterly shut the Panthers down in week 1, intercepting three of the 13 passes thrown Smith’s way. If he’s targeted 13 times again this week, he’s in for a monster game in Atlanta. An angry Steve Smith is a dangerous Steve Smith. Let’s just hope he doesn’t punch anybody. Again.
    3. Calvin Johnson (vs. MIN): The Vikings offense is a force of nature and its run defense is arguably the stoutest in the league. The only way to stay in the game against them (not that the Lions have a snowball’s chance in hell) is to pass the ball, so pass it they will, and Johnson will probably more or less singlehandedly make the score at least somewhat respectable.
    4. Randy Moss (@ NYJ): Are the Jets really that good? They sure looked it last week, but if I had to bet their track record against that of the Brady-Moss connection, I’ll take the one that set all those records not long ago.
    5. Larry Fitzgerald (@ JAC): With Boldin’s hammy better but still not quite healed, the Cards offense should start slowly rounding into shape this week. Until Boldin and Breaston are back to full health, though, defenses will still be able to key on Fitz like they did last week. I can’t list him any higher than #5, but there’s also no way he doesn’t get a spot on this list.

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    • Wolf 11:33 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Greg Olsen last week, but with no luck I decided to grab up a backup TE just in case.. John Carlson. Now here’s the question… Will Greg Olsen come alive vs Pit at home? or should I be tossing in John Carlson to see a repeat of last weeks performance?

    • Ken 12:19 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I would stay with Carlson and try to conjur up a trade with Olsen. Carlson is huge and was all last year. You have to love him with Hasselback healthy.

      • Wolf 12:30 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yah, I may just do that. I have Hasselback on my bench as well (with Peyton Manning playing).. we’ll see how it all pans out.

      • Matt 1:27 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t think about trading Olsen now. His value has nowhere to go but up, and I still think he’s going to have a good season.

        • Wolf 2:07 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Ah yes, I meant that I would play Carlson this week… Definitely not going to trade Olsen (I have a feeling he’s going to be big still and I can’t let that slip away)

        • Matt 2:39 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Me too. Got him on one of my teams and still plan on starting him weekly.

    • Trevor 3:13 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I got a tough decision at my WR2 spot i need to decide between Brandon Marshall, Lance Moore, or Steve Smith(NYG)???

      • Brandon 3:20 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Brandon Marshall. He’s declared that he’s 100% healthy, the team has stated that they want to get him (and Eddie Royal) the ball more this week, plus they’re playing the Browns.

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

      I’ve got Wes Welker as one of my WRs (this is a league with a few more points towards WR, so I actually play 4 WRs), but I’m hearing he is not doing well again (knee). How are you liking Roy Williams for this week? Or I could put in a 3rd running back in his place – Steve Slaton – but I don’t believe he is up for a good match this weekend.

    • Will 4:37 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      New to FFootball, luckily drafted LT first, and this is what I’m working with this week. VERY bottom of the barrel for RB’s in our league FA so went heavy with WR’s. Any thoughts as to this line up, or suggestions?

      QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
      WR TERRELL OWENS
      WR HINES WARD
      WR MARK CLAYTON (BAL)
      RB MIKE BELL (NO)
      RB LE’RON MCCLAIN (BAL)
      TE ZACH MILLER (OAK)
      W/R ISAAC BRUCE (SF)

      BN LADAINIAN TOMLINSON
      BN GLEN COFFEE (SF)
      BN STEVE BREASTON (ARI)
      BN KENNY BRITT (TEN)
      BN BRETT FAVRE
      BN ROBERT MEACHEM (NO)

      Thanks

    • Mike 5:34 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I, also, am starting John Carlson over Greg Olsen this week.
      QB Matt Ryan
      RB Darren McFadden
      RB Cadillac Williams
      RB Larry Johnson
      WR Roddy White
      WR Anquan Boldin
      TE John Carlson
      DST Titans
      K Stephen Gostkowski

      Notable bench players:
      QB Eli Manning
      RB Jamal Lewis
      WR Donald Driver
      TE Greg Olsen

    • pyite9 7:10 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Wondering who to start as a flex. Starting QB Hasselback, RB Jones-Drew and R. Brown, WR C. Johnson, R. White, TE J Witten, K N. Folk, D Vikings. This is a ppr league and more points are awarded for length of a TD. Flex spot do I go with RB T. Hightower, WR D. Driver, or TE V. Shiancoe. Don’t know if Hightower will produce again like last week, Shiancoe is bound to go off cause Fauvre loves his TE’s, and Driver always has the ability to have a huge game.

    • lou 7:36 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Carlson last week and he had an awesome day. But I don’t know who I should start this week, Gonzalez or Carlson?

  • Brandon 9:42 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink
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    Wide Receiver rankings for 2009 

    Here is our wide receiver cheat sheet for this season:

    1. Randy Moss, NE – With Brady back, expect mucho touchdowns again
    2. Andre Johnson, HOU – He’s a reception machine and racks up the yards as well.
    3. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – The age of his quarterback scares me a bit, but Fitz is a monster and would probably produce even with Matt Leinart in the lineup
    4. Calvin Johnson, DET – The team HAS to do better this year and Megatron should see a boost in his stats
    5. Steve Smith, CAR – Injury scare seems to have passed.
    6. Reggie Wayne, IND – Should be one of the more consistent options on this list.
    7. Roddy White, ATL – He got his money over the weekend and immediately made an impact in the first preseason game. Any scare about White missing practices can be erased now.
    8. Greg Jennings, GB – He’ll be Rodgers top target all season long.
    9. Anquan Boldin, ARI – Saying all the right things and claims to be focused on helping the team win…not on getting more money.
    10. Terrell Owens, BUF – DOWNGRADE! As much as I think he would put up great numbers if healthy all year, I’m wondering if he’ll be able to stay on the field, as he’s already missing practices with a “bum toe.”
    11. Dwayne Bowe, KC – After being demoted to third string recently for attitude/weight issues, he had a huge preseason game and there’s no reason to move him down at this point.
    12. Marques Colston, NO – In this high-flying, pass-friendly offense, Colston should see the most passes.
    13. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – UPGRADE! Braylon Edwards and Brandon Marshall just keep making the guys right below them on the list look a whole lot more appealing!
    14. Chad Ochocinco, CIN – UPGRADE! He’s healthy this year and Housh is gone. I’m optimistic he can make the best out of the situation. Apparently he can even kick extra points!
    15. Wes Welker, NE – Last time Brady was at QB, Welker was a Pro Bowler with eight TD’s and almost 1,200 yards.
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    • Matt 10:40 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lee Evans is going to surprise the hell out of you. He’s in his prime and finally has a complementary receiver to keep teams from doubling him on every play.

    • Brandon 10:53 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @matt: it’s not Lee Evans I’m worried about…it’s Trent Edwards. The guy averaged under 200 yards passing per game and less than one touchdown. He has to prove he can throw the ball to make me believe that both T.O. and Evans can put up stats this season.

    • Matt 8:36 am on July 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon: Hard to rack up the yardage when your receiving corps is the laughingstock of the NFL. Check out their receiving stats from last season. Lee Evans at #1, Josh Reed at #2, no surprise there, but then the next three top receivers are two RBs and a TE. The third-best WR had 232 receiving yards. The much-ballyhooed rookie wideout Josh Hardy had 9 total receptions.

      This is why I can’t help but like the TO move, despite how much I loathe him as a personality. If there was ever a team that was held back by a lack of quality WRs, the Bills were it last year.

    • chris 12:39 pm on July 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t figure out how to reply to the vick to washington comments.

      • Matt 2:30 pm on July 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        All fixed, Chris. Threaded comments are live.

    • Brian 8:50 pm on July 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Regarding T.O., let’s not forget that his first two teams after SF were the Eagles and the Cowboys. Two well-developed passing offenses with great quarterbacks. I just don’t see that same situation in Buffalo.

    • Bienio 2:17 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I definitely think Fitz will be #1 and Roddy White will be top 5. Count it!

    • Jeff 10:15 pm on August 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You have Desean Jackson at 20 and 33! Which is it?

      • Brandon 11:57 pm on August 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I had that a few days ago, was a copy/paste error…I fixed it though, maybe you need to refresh the page or something.

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