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  • Brandon 4:28 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Laurence Maroney traded to Denver Broncos 

    In case you were interested, Adam Schefter is reporting that the Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney, their former 1st round draft pick, to the Denver Broncos. In the trade, the Bronco’s give the Patriots their fourth-round pick and New England sends their sixth-round pick for next year to Denver.

    In terms of fantasy football, I’m not sure this does a whole lot to boost the stock of Maroney, as the Broncos already have depth at running back. However, it does slightly increase the chances that Fred Taylor may indeed be the primary tailback for the Patriots for this season…making him a decent bye week or injury fill-in.

     
    • Brian 7:28 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What does this do to Moreno’s value?

      • Squish 8:53 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t think it will much affect Moreno’s value at least not immediately. However, Josh McDaniels has stated that Maroney will get touches and is a likely third down back. That may slightly hurt Moreno but I think it will really just put a dent in Buckhalter’s numbers. I’d like to think that Maroney’s touches will come out of Buckhalter’s pool, not Moreno’s.

        As Brandon stated, the major fantasy impact will be on the number of carries Taylor gets weak to week which will increase.

    • Tommy 8:35 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just heard about this. I’m thinking of picking up Maroney and just seeing what happens, but I’m leaving him on waivers for now due to the fact that he’s basically third string coming in.

      Brandon, Matt, or both of you – what do you think of this trade?

      i give
      roethlisberger
      welker
      brandon lloyd

      i get
      matt ryan
      fitzgerald
      santana moss

      .5 PPR league, you do it?

      we start 2 qbs and peyton is my 1st

      I already accepted it, btw.

      • Squish 8:55 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Looks good to me! I see Lloyd as more of a one hit wonder than anything so that is a toss away. Losing big ben in favor of Ryan maybe a slight downgrade but I think Fitz and Moss are a great deal for Welker so I think overall you got the much better end of the deal.

        • Tommy 11:16 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Awesome. Good to get some positive feedback.

      • Brandon 6:27 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, I like this trade as long as you’re going to end up using Matt Ryan and Santana Moss. Even if you don’t, I guess Welker for Fitzgerald is pretty solid anyways (although the stats for week 1 don’t agree!) Hope it works out for you though πŸ™‚

  • Brandon 5:32 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 11: Playoffs approaching 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eleven, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) This week I returned to my previous ways of leaving the most obvious players off the list (Drew Brees @ TB, Maurice Jones-Drew vs BUF,) so we’re left with players you may actually have to think about starting or benching this week. In most leagues the playoffs are rapidly approaching, so this could be a huge week for your team and hopefully some of our advice can help you clinch a spot! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses…

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    • Mal 5:52 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Have to start 2 RB non-PPR – Options are…

      Turner
      Betts
      Portis
      Wells
      Forte

      Thinking Forte + Wells/Betts?

      • Brandon 5:02 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Portis and Turner aren’t playing, so that narrows it down a bit. Go with Forte and Wells, who has a good match-up against the Rams.

    • Anthony 6:10 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need three out of the following (atleast one WR): Devin Hester, Cadillac Williams, Laurence Maroney, Chester Taylor, Mike Sims Walker, Robert Meachem, Bernard Scott

      I lost Ronnie Brown πŸ™

      • Shirley 6:48 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Bernard Scott (if Benson doesn’t play), MSW and I suppose Meachem?

      • Squish 10:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree about Scott. If Benson doesn’t start, Scott is a great play against a porous Oakland defense and MSW is definitely your WR as Shirley said. If you start Scott and MSW as your WR, I’m leaning towards Maroney as your flex. If Scott doesn’t start, replace him with Cadillac Williams who has a pretty solid matchup this week at NO. If Scott and Cadillac don’t start, play Maroney MSW and Hester.

        As I keep telling everyone, when in doubt play the RBs. Maroney and Cadillac thought not the hottest fantasy commodities will still have a better chance of putting up 10+ points than most WRs. Normally I think about giving Hester the start over them but with Cutler playing the way he is, I’d avoid him since you have roughly equal/better options.

        • craig 10:43 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Well I just woke up and got an interesting e-mail from squish who has no knowledge of football. He actually told you to start betts against dallas who are 7th in the league against the rush this year and betts is banged up. I’d go with Meachem as he is one of the biggest sleepers this week against Tampa Bay who will go way over his projected ending up with 6 to 7 receptions for around 75 yards and possibly a touchdown. If you want real fantasy football advice than go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com. Oh yeah, and squish I’ll go toe to toe with you about football any day of the week you wanabe football analyst.

        • craig 10:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          sorry i responded in the wrong section but i’d stillgo with meachem over hester or maroney this week as hester is going up against philly even though culter has had two 300 plus passing games in a row. and cadillac is going up against NO who has a banged up secondary so tampa bay will be passing more than running.

        • craig 11:02 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          still half asleep, but as for maroney he’s going up against the jets who are 9th against the run this year so expect NE to be passing the ball as usual even in red zone situations. the most points maroney will get you will be around 8 to 11 depending on league and scoring. Remember that’s the most points he’ll get you. so if you want real advice then go to my site at http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com where there is a link to my e-mail and i’ll answer your questions to the most depth possible with actual reasoning and logic behind it than telling you to start scott against a weak Raiders D that anyone could figure out even my mom who doesn’t watch football would start scott this week. As even if Benson plays he’ll only see about 12 carries other than his usual 28 to 35.

        • Squish 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          LOL! I love your site Craig! Is there any content under all that crap on the front page? Oh… I guess not, just a bunch of links to NFL.com/Yahoo/ESPN. It looks like a pre-schooler designed your site! Nevermind, even preschoolers know better than to steal content from other people.

          BTW, “your” projections (which happen to on the same page as ESPN’s) agree with the advice I gave. Those same projections recommend starting both Cadillac and Maroney over Meachem. Interesting how that works. I guess you must have changed your mind after you made “your” projections.

          To be serious though if you are going to link to decent sites at least make sure they are reasonably accurate ones. ESPN is bottom 10% this year in accuracy. Just for everyone’s information, the current most accurate sites on the net in all categories are as follows:

          RBs – RotoExperts.com
          WRs – Yahoo.com
          QBs and TEs – Fantasyfootballbreakdown.com
          Kickers – fantasynews.cbssports.com
          Defenses – Not tracked
          Waiver Advice – Lesters Legends and FFtoday and THIS SITE (rated for speed and accuracy)
          Start Advice – Fantasyfootballgoat.com
          Sit Advice – Fantasyfootballjournal.com
          Number 1 Overall – Fantasycafe.com

          Source -fantasyxpert.com

          Note: http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com = unranked due to having no original content.

          P.S. I think the site owners would appreciate it if you took your trolling to another site.

        • craig 11:26 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          took you that long to come up with a response as I actually give my fantasy owners different opinions on the subject teaching them to make decisions for themselves and become better fantasy owners. Rather than saying the almighty prophet craig knows the future. no i don’t but i’m sure I know more than you when it comes to this crazy game we call fantasy football.

        • craig 11:29 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah by the way if we’re going to point out the content of our sites then didn’t you notice that maroney is one of your misses this week. oh yeah that’s right this isn’t even your sight. hahaha try starting your own sight then come talk to me.

        • craig 11:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          oh yeah, this will be one of the last times i come on this site beside next week to see if there is any slanderous material about me or my site as i will slap you with a defimation of character law suit and if i recieve any more e-mails from this site or any alike i will file a harrasssment law suit and talk to your e-mail provider about shutting you down.

        • Squish 11:54 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Good riddens! When you come back in a few minutes to respond to this post, it would be better for you if you know that I don’t own this site nor am I one of “the geeks”. I’m simply an active reader willing to help the guys out and provide a different point of view from time to time (though usually we agree).

          As for your “threats”, you should educate yourself. As a law student, I’ll try to enlighten you. Slander is the term used for a spoken mistruth/unproven truth that damages someone’s character. The word you were looking for is “libel” which is a written statement doing the same thing. Either way, those suits only work if the information presented is not true which isn’t the case here. Secondly, you would also not be able to file such a suit since no one has damaged you or your character (since you are anonymous on the forum and nobody used your name) and since the site is not responsible for comments made on the forum. As for your site, well it doesn’t come into play at all since you do not own it (you’re officially a renter at your provider) or any of the material on it. You could get ESPN to try and sue somebody for example but you don’t have the option.

          As for the e-mails, well quite honestly I’m not sure what you are even talking about! Who are the e-mails from? You may get e-mails when a topic you posted on is replied to but you agreed to have that happen when you agreed to the terms and conditions of the site by signing up then posting. I think you can go into your user settings and change that.

          Either way, have a great rest of the year! Don’t feel as if you are unwelcome here! This site exists to provide advice to anyone who needs it. You aren’t excluded!

        • craig 12:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          you got me there squish as i am not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to law, and yes i did over react about you just stating your opinion. everyone is entitled to their opinion even if the almighty guru lol doesn’t like it. I do have more knowledge of football then i think you’re giving me credit for but that is here nor ther. But, hopefully one day I could even gain you as re-occuring member of my web page but by the looks of it i don’t think that’s going to happen. So good luck with your fantasy football this season and hopefully no hard feelings.

        • Squish 12:35 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Definitely no hard feelings! And for the record I didn’t say anything about your fantasy football knowledge. I’m sure you know plenty. Everyone’s bound to disagree on at least a few start/sits. Just don’t attack the geeks for something I say. I’m just a lowly reader πŸ™

          As for my mocking your site, I apologize. I may have overreacted a bit. You do have a legitimately complete collection of content even if it isn’t yours. Some of my favorite sites do the same thing (FFNerd, FFLibrarian). The issue was that stolen content has been a hot topic in the community for awhile now. There has been a rash of people literally stealing entire posts from sites like this and posting them to their own site. Granted those sites are getting shutdown left and right but it was wrong to group you with them. You don’t steal literal content. You at least are reasonable enough to link to it. Just understand that content theft is a big deal right now.

          It’s all good though. Do you play any other types of FF besides standard? I’ve got and NFL.com TD challenge team, a yahoo pickem (against the spread) team and salary cap team, a couple USAToday contest teams, a bestbuy.com team, and even a FF for charity team. Let me know if you’d like to make/join a group with me in any of those games.

          BTW, one of my NE sources seems to believe Randy Moss missed practice Wednesday because he had a family issue believed to be illness or death related πŸ˜‰

    • Shirley 6:11 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think is likely to have a better fantasy game? Brett Favre (vs. SEA) or Kurt Warner (vs. STL)? I haven’t paid attention to whether Warner throws a lot when he plays an easy team. I know Favre has better games when he goes up against tough teams but not weak teams because MIN just lets AD run the ball.

      • Amir 6:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Warner should go off start him with confidence.

        • Squish 10:33 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. Warner should go nuts this week. Even if it was close I’d still take Warner since Favre was limited in practice this week. I can assure you the Seahawk defense also heard the news and will likely go the immobile senior all day.

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Warner of course, he’s one of my “hits” this week! Favre should do alright too though, so either way you shouldn’t worry too much.

    • Squish 7:38 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kinda last second here but would you guys go with Deangelo Williams or Ricky Williams tonight? I currently have Ricky Williams in mostly because Dwil has been limited this week plus Ricky has a great matchup.

      • Brandon 7:57 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to go with Ricky Williams. At least you know he’s healthy and will get the bulk of the carries. DeAngelo will be sharing carries with Jonathan Stewart and if he shows any sign of the injury coming back, I’m sure they’ll be quick to bench him.

        • Squish 11:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the quick response! Looks like we made the right decision. With Williams scoring two TDs already, I should really move up in the NFL.com TD challenge. Doesn’t hurt for my Yahoo salary cap team which is super TD heavy πŸ˜‰

          Good call!

    • sal 2:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Urgent Help! Non- PPR – Choose a RB from: Snelling, Moats, McFadden, or LJ – I know, I know. Lineup sucks, but I’m still in 1st Place.

      • Shirley 6:50 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say Snelling. Very probable that Turner won’t start and so Snelling has the best chance to start out of all the guys you listed.

        • Squish 10:11 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Snelling for sure. Turner is definitely out (I don’t care what he says) and Norwood is doubtful so he’s literally the only RB left. Turner seems to think he can play but nobody has ever played (outside the postseason) the week after a high ankle sprain which is what he has. If he decides to try, he’ll just end up limping off the field after a few carries. Either way, neither Norwood or Turner have practiced this week and that usually means they’ll be inactive. Start Snelling with confidence.

      • Brandon 5:05 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Shirley and Squish…Snelling is your man!

        • sal 2:12 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          change of plans – made a trade for Marion the (non)Barbarian – how do we feel now? snelling or marion anfd the RB by Committee (not to mention- unpredictable Jason Garrett)?

        • Squish 6:14 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I still think you have to go with Snelling this week. However, if either Turner or Norwood end up playing this week, feel fre to go with Barber. As far as I’m concerned Snelling is only a good play if he starts. If he doesn’t start I like the Barber instead.

    • Jake 2:46 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need to start 3 of the 6 (at least 1 RB):
      M. Sims-Walker
      C. Chambers
      M. Wallace
      J. Maclin
      J. Addai
      L. Betts

      • craig 2:56 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        for advice on everything fantasy football go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 10:19 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Damn! At least when I link to ffgeek I at least answer the person’s question first! How rude! Besides everyone knows that the good FF players don’t consider themselves “gurus” so much as obsessed geeks and nerds. Guru is just a self-dedicated title to make a person feel more confident about their lack of skills.

          Anyway…

          I’d go with Betts, Addai and MSW. Addai may seem to have a bad matchup but Baltimore hasn’t stopped anyone good on the ground for awhile plus he’s great out the backfield and brown is still hurting. MSW is a beast and should do great at Buffalo. The rest of your list is kind of a pick of who’s more consistent. Betts is your best bet there (say that 5 times fast). The WRs are just too inconsistent. Betts will get plenty of carries and be relied on and should be good for 10+ points in standard scoring.

        • craig 11:20 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This is the only time I do agree with squish as if you read one of my earlier posts I don’t usually. but besides the subject you guys who run this site have no heart as your hits and misses are so obvious. grow some balls and tell us the answer to some hard questions. Oh ricky williams was really hard to pick as all of their other backs are injured. By the way Gore, Moss, and Addai will have good games making you guys look like idiots come monday.

        • Brandon 5:08 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          If they’re so obvious, why will those guys have a good day and make us look like idiots? Plus, I think we do plenty of “hard question” answering in our Ask the Geeks segments, not to mention all of the comments on our posts. Thanks for the input though!

      • Brandon 5:11 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although I’m not high on Addai this week, I like him more than Betts. As for the other two, Maclin and Wallace are good high risk/high reward players with solid match-ups, but I’m not sure I can recommend you play both as that may set you up for a low scoring week if both don’t live up to their billing. Go with Jeremy Maclin (especially if your league awards for kick returns) and Mike Sims-Walker and hope he can have a decent game against a tough Bills pass defense.

    • craig 11:21 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      they’re called must starts for a reason!

      • Squish 11:30 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll see if Moss can beat Revis this week. Revis completely shut him down last time and still hasn’t let a WR he’s covered gain more than 50 yards in any game to date this year. He’s shutdown Moss, AJ, Colston, and other than a short TD catch, MSW.

        I got a question for you craig since you are a self-proclaimed fantasy god. Any idea why Moss missed practice Wednesday?

        • craig 11:34 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          it was non injury related jackass and is fully expected to play sunday!

        • Squish 11:35 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          so… no?

        • craig 11:40 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          looks like you’ve got nothing else to say squish so I’m gone!

      • Matt 1:01 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey. HEY. Cut it out. πŸ™‚

        • Squish 2:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The issue has been dealt with. No more arguing with trolls. I promise πŸ˜‰

    • Jones 2:54 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start D Driver or McCoy over Gore this week? (RB/WR spot)

      • Brandon 5:14 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up, I can’t recommend you bench Frank Gore for the likes of Driver or McCoy. Stick with Gore and hope he proves my “miss” designation wrong.

    • Angel 3:13 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      need to start 4 of these 5 WR

      R. Wayne
      A. Johnson
      S. Rice
      M. Colston
      S. Holmes

      And 2 of these 4RB

      R. Rice
      B. Scott
      B. Wells
      M. Forte

      • Brandon 5:15 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At wide receiver, go with your top four guys: Wayne, Johnson, Rice and Colston. For your running back, I like all of those guys (except Forte) this week, but I’d go with Ray Rice and take a chance on Bernard Scott, who has a dream match-up with the Raiders. Good luck!

        • Angel 5:18 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks for the help..

    • Scotty 4:23 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need some good advice as my opponent this week played Ricky Williams & has a nice head start. PPR league & I need to start 2 of 3:

      Thomas Jones vs. NE
      LeSean McCoy vs. CHI
      Jason Snelling vs. NYG

      I’m think of benching Jones, in favor of Snelling. Jones doesn’t catch many passes, whereas Snelling is a gifted receiver. Furthermore, NE’s run defense is tougher than the G-Men. Lastly, I expect the Jets to fall behind early & resort to an aerial attack, thus limiting Jones’ touches.

      Please let me know what you think! Thanks

      • Brandon 5:19 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        T-Jones is playing too good these days to bench. Go with him and hope he picks up a few big runs early in the game (or a short touchdown or two.) For your other RB, go with McCoy, who has a much better match-up and is a bit more of a proven commodity than Snelling.

        • Scotty 8:57 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

    • Matt 5:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking for a solid WR3:

      1) B. Marshall vs. SD
      2) S. Breaston @ STL
      3) D. Hester vs. PHI

      I’m also deciding between these two for a good RB2:

      1) F. Gore @ GB
      2) K. Smith vs. CLE

      Also, between these two defenses:

      1) New Orleans @ TB
      2) Dallas vs. WAS

      • Squish 10:50 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Brandon Marshall is a must start in most formats so go with him at WR. Breaston definitely could do very well but Marshall gets too many looks to bench. Hester is worth avoiding with the way Cutler is playing.

        You have to go with Gore at RB. Smith may have a great matchup but Gore is a beast and should have a big day regardless of matchup during most weeks.

        For the defenses, it’s really up to you but NO is probably the way to go. They force too many turnovers to bench. Dallas will likely allow less points. But the chance that NO’s defense scores a TD is way too high to bench them in my opinion.

        • Matt 5:02 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice.

          Should I still go with Marshall even if Orton is out?

        • Squish 6:16 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It’s a tough call but I think you still have to play him. However, I don’t think it would be a mistake to error on the side of safety and just play Hester or Breaston instead if Orton is out. I think if you want to make a safe play that should be good for 9 or so points, you’d be best off playing Hester. But if Orton goes, definitely play Marshall.

    • PK 8:22 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      im having trouble filling my 2 flex spots for this week any help would be greatly appreciated!
      WR/TE and WR/RB are the slots i need to fill and my flex players are:
      desean jackson, steve smith (NYG), lesean mccoy, l. coles and jamaal charles

      i always have trouble benching desean but he has not done anything in the past 2 weeks warranting a start, steve smith is coming off a bye but the giants are struggling, lesean mccoy is an enigma in andy reid’s tard offense, coles is coles and jamaal charles is facing pittsburgh……………….decisions decisions!

      my regular starters are as follows
      carson palmer over romo at QB
      andre johnson and vincent jackson at WR
      maurice jones-drew and ray rice at RB
      heath miller at TE
      cincinatti over new orleans at DEF

      • Squish 10:58 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well your lineup as is looks good don’t change anything on the current lineup.

        For your flex slots, you have to start Djax. I don’t know what you are complaining about! He had 8 receptions for 91 yards last week! He may not have gotten in the endzone in awhile but you have to know it’s coming with the number of targets he gets. Steve Smith other than a TD last week has actually done less over the past 4 games than DJax.

        For your WR/RB flex, I think McCoy is your best play since Westbrook is out. Smith could be played here too but stay away from Charles this week.

      • Matt 12:39 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeSean Jackson’s a WR1 every week regardless of matchup. He’s the best receiver on a team that passes more than any other squad in the league, and talent-wise is showing that he belongs in the conversation with the best in the business.

    • JRS 2:56 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      nonPPR 14 team league… my RB2 options are L.Betts, B.Scott, and J.Charles (weakest). I also might be able to trade for Lynch. Who should I go with? Scott?

    • rebel 3:54 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      non ppr standard scoring 12 man league. I lost Ronnie, now am thin at rb, I already have Moss starting and taking a gamble on Owens this week, have slaton starting as well, do I start Hester or Harvin, and do I start Caddy or an unproven Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 9:17 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Devin Hester at wide receiver and Bernard Scott as your running back.

    • Chris 5:34 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon,

      you have mendenhall on your hit list. Would you start him over s Jackson?

      Chris

      • Squish 6:23 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t speak for Brandon but I personally like Mendenhall over Jackson this week. He has a monster matchup against a team giving up almost 15 points on average to opposing RBs. Pittsburgh should be way ahead all day and he’ll get fed a large meal of carries.

        Steven Jackson mostly is projected to have a good week simply because of who he is. He has a horrible matchup at Arizona and judging from the last couple weeks, I think STL is learning they might need to lean on the pass to get anywhere. They should be down early and go away from the run.

        I feel like Mendenthal is a lock for a big game whereas Jackson has only a decent chance. If I had Mendenthal in any league I’d probably start him over Ray Rice, Frank Gore, and Steven Jackson. This is his week, I’d start him for sure!

      • Brandon 9:19 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish here, go with Mendenhall. However, who are you starting that requires you to bench one of them in the first place?

    • Brandon Walsh 7:21 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      PPR League, should I start Steve Breaston or Derrick Mason. Mason has been pretty consistent and is the clear #1 WR on Baltimore, but Breaston has been hot recently, and I also get points for punt/kickoff returns.

      • Brandon Walsh 7:26 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        And a follow up! Greg Olsen or Tony Gonzalez?

      • Brandon 9:16 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s close, but I like Derrick Mason just because he’s the primary target in the Ravens passing game. At tight end, Greg Olsen is your man this week.

    • DJ 11:33 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Beanie Wells or Laurence Maroney?

      Thanks

    • Mal 1:31 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Been playing Todd Heap as my TE this season. Has proven pretty useless- other waiver options are

      Scheffler
      Finley
      Davis
      Pettigrew
      Lewis

      • Brandon 9:14 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scheffler could be a sneaky play this week, considering he had a huge game the last time the Broncos played the Chargers. However, his quarterback position has some issues.

      • Brandon 12:18 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess Pettigrew was the guy to play here…who would have known?!

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Marshawn or F. Jackson?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty much a coin flip here, but I’d go with Lynch and hope he gets some goal line carries.

    • Brett 10:51 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lee Evans or Hester?

  • Brandon 11:42 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 9: Baseball is finally over! 

    Now that baseball is finally over, we can focus on the sport that should have a spotlight at this point in the year…football. Before we get to the players though, remember to enter in our contest to win a $50 NFL.com gift card simply by predicting the top fantasy quarterback of the week (my QB “hits” might help you out!) Also, if you’re feeling generous, head over to the Fantasy Football Librarian’s site and vote for FFGeekBlog.com in her first annual Readers’ Choice Poll.

    Anyways, that’s enough self-promotion…here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week nine, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) (More …)

     
    • Lindsay 1:41 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, I need some help this week with my WRs and RB positions. I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex…I have Colston, Smith(nyg), Knox, Collie, and I just picked up Malcolm FLoyd in case he starts to shine…for RBs I have Forte, Portis, R. Williams, Buckhalter and I just picked up Moats, maybe for later…any ideas would be appreciated. If I don’t win this week it isn’t looking good for my team!!! Thanks a bunch

      • Brandon 2:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I’d go with Colston, Smith and Collie, then use Forte, Portis and Williams as your running backs and flex positions. Good luck!

    • sal 3:29 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in 2nd place, but I am hurting at RB – only reliable option I have is DeAngelo Williams. Who should I start (in a non-PPR league) out of: Willie Parker, Ryan Moats, Maurice Morris (I also have Larry Johnson, but he isn’t an option this week or for the rest of the season, lol)

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not a fan of your options there, but if I had to pick one I guess I would go with Ryan Moats and hope he gets a bunch of carries again this weekend. If Slaton fumbles early, you’re golden…otherwise, cross your fingers!

        • Amir 5:59 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          haha how many teams are in your league to have you be in 2nd place with those kind of RB options? — anyone on waivers like a Justin Fargas? that is a scary group to pick from

      • sal 10:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i felt the temptation of trading LT and Hightower for DeAngelo and LJ – worst trade I’ve ever made – 12 team league – these guys are hawks on the waiver – that’s the best I can do. Couldn’t even get Jamaal Charles, lol

    • Kev 4:43 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in a PPR league and I need help making a tough call: do I start Steve Smith (NYG) or Hightower?

      • Brandon 4:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess at this point it’s safest to go with Hightower, as he racks up receptions, receiving yards, gets a few rushing yards and is used for short yardage situations. He’s an anomaly, but he gets it done!

    • tyler davis 5:46 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Can i trust starting slaton this week?
      my other option is knowshon moreno

      • Amir 5:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Slaton scares me you might want to wait until closer to game time — they should name a starter by Sunday

      • Brandon 9:46 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’ll probably want to go with Slaton, but as Amir points out, the closer you can wait till game time to make this decision, the better.. Moreno is still splitting carries with Buckhalter AND they’re playing the Steelers this weekend. I think Slaton will get every chance in the world to play as long as he doesn’t fumble again, so if he keeps the ball safe, he should be in there.

    • Luke 7:10 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin or Steve Smith? Vernon Davis or Brent Celek?

      • Brandon 9:44 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Vernon Davis and Steve Smith (either CAR or NYG is fine.)

    • Mal 1:53 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- you are offered Forte for Jacobs (with Portis + Turner as your other RBs in a non-PPR league) what do you do?

      Some discussion was had but it quickly went away from my context

      • Brandon 9:52 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think I would do this trade at this point. I like Jacobs’ upside more than Forte down the stretch, as he’s been running better than Ahmad Bradshaw lately and I think the team is going to focus a bit more on the running game after their three game skid and inconsistency in the passing game.

      • Mal 10:23 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You would do the trade even though you like Jacobs’ upside more??? I am the one with Jacobs and am being offered Matt Forte? So you mean DON’T do the trade to clarify?? Cheers

        • Brandon 10:31 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oops! My bad, read that wrong. Do NOT do the trade in that case…hah.

    • Jones 4:03 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McNabb, Rivers or Flacco?

    • Wolf 10:21 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hines Ward or Mike Sims-Walker for my flex spot? Shockey or Celek?

      • Brandon 10:33 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although he wasn’t great last week, Sims-Walker’s match-up this weekend is too good to pass on. Start MSW. At tight end, go with Shockey, who has been on fire these past few weeks.

    • Alan 1:16 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help – beacause of the bye week, I have Bradshaw, Sproles, and Maroney to plug in. Also could claim Jaamal Charles off waivers. Who should I play to fill the RB2 slot? (Standard League)

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Ahmad Bradshaw against the Chargers, who haven’t been great at stopping the run. Bradshaw seems to have injury worries every week, but he still manages to play and should have a decent game this week. Good luck!

    • Jojo 3:34 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do I start this week?? D. Williams, J. Stewart, P. Thomas, R. Mendenhall (need 2) and @ WR I need 1 more with R. Moss. Housh, Collie, or Mannigham? I know Housh has matchup but that guy is driving me nuts!! (Standard score)

      • Brandon 5:09 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeAngelo Williams and Pierre Thomas, then I think you have to go with Houshmandzadeh against the Lions, as Manningham has injury/dropped passes/inconsistency issues. Collie is a close second, but I just like Housh’s matchup more.

    • Chris 12:49 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- Out of these four who sould i start at WR this week? Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker, or Hines Ward? Thanks

      • Brandon 10:20 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Austin, Burleson and Sims-Walker this week.

  • Matt 11:05 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink
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    Help a blogger out! 

    I don’t do this very often, but I need your help. I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a trip to Denver and am flying back Sunday morning. I’ll probably be too busy while I’m there to look at my teams, so I need to make all my start/sit decisions today. One dilemma in particular has me stumped. I’d love to be able to wait until the last minute to see how things shake out this week for some of these players, but that’s probably not going to happen.

    With Stephen Jackson out on a bye, I’ve got a RB conundrum in our oldest league, the League of Champions (where Brandon and I are both currently 5-3). I’ve got four startable-but-meh running backs, and can’t come to a decision about which two to start. Since we’ve got some of the savviest readers in the fantasy football blogosphere, I feel perfectly confident leaving this call to you.

    [polldaddy poll=2209339]

    I’ve also got LenDale White on the roster, but that’s just because of his potential value should Chris Johnson get hurt.

     
    • Adam 1:40 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For you, I voted for Hightower and Smith. I have the exact same RBs, but I also have Turner, Jamaal Charles and Donald Brown, so I have a few more options. I’m playing Turner and Hightower for sure, but am thinking Charles instead of Smith for a flex. Things might change significantly with several of these guys this week, so you really may need to try to get to a computer saturday night/sunday morning. We could have more info on Moats’ role and Smith’s health as well as Morris’ health affecting Maroney. Good luck!

    • e-roc 2:23 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Matt, that’s quite the stable of “meh” RBs… I voted Hightower and Smith as well but it was definitely picking the lesser of the four evils. Moats is a one-week wonder to me (Indy > Buffalo) and Bill Belichick’s use of RBs is a fantasy football nightmare.

      Smith is a no-brainer if Megatron can get back into the line-up…

      • Matt 2:26 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, it’s not a happy situation no matter which two I wind up starting. Really expected bigger things out of Smith this season… good thing SJax has been pretty good so far or there’s no way I’d be 5-3 in this league.

    • jon j 6:29 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kevin smith hasnt exactly been fabulous in the fantasy scoring department but he does have 15-20 touches each game.
      Moats is going up against indy and they arent exactly great at stopping the run. Count on Houston to run a lot against them
      Hightower I dont know much about. Not many carries but seems to be scoring some fantasy points.
      Maroney in the last 2 games has had a lot of carries, but its hard to predict what NE will do with their running game.

      If I had to choose id start higtower and maroney or hightower and smith.

    • Squish 8:13 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Moats is out automatically because of his matchup. Hightower is no longer the starting back in Arizona but is a reasonably safe play if it’s a PPR format. Smith has upside against Seattle since Tatupu is still out and there defense has not looked great on the ground lately. Maroney has a bad matchup and isn’t looking good.

      I’d have to go with Kevin Smith for upside with Maroney as a secondary bet. With Smith, you drafted him as an RB2, I think you have to play him as one when you can. Moats has a good matchup but nobody knows WTF is going on in Houston. It may be possible that if Slaton starts then gets out of the gates fast (and doesn’t fumble), Moats may only get like 5 touches. He’s just too risky to start right now. Hightower should be worthwhile this week at least especially out of the backfield in PPR.

      In the end I have Smith out front with Maroney and Hightower in a more or less tie. Since I generally break ties in non-PPR by looking at the PPR rankings, I have to go with Hightower out of those two but really it’s up to you.

      • Matt 8:59 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To the best of my knowledge, Hightower’s still the starter, though it’s pretty clear to everyone that he’ll someday lose the job to Wells.

    • Mal 11:19 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah I went with Smith and Hightower, they are the safest.

      I have to choose between Roeth, Eli this week and I went with Roeth- but now I think I’ll pick up Garrard off the waivers- so who to start at QB?

    • Squish 4:38 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      100th post. That is all.

      • Brandon 10:06 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, nice! You’re the first commenter to reach 100…maybe we should have had a prize ready for this day or something.

        • Squish 6:04 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I swear it was an accident! Just happy to help out. I’d probably be doing the same thing you guys do if I had a little more time on my hands. You generally become a decent fantasy guru when you have 12+ fantasy leagues any given year. Turns out it’s not as hard as I thought since I reached on a lot of the same players in every league (Ray Rice woot!). As long as you guys keep up the good work, I’ll be here to help as much as I can πŸ˜‰

  • Brandon 1:18 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 9: Desperate Times 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week nine. 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 (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    Before we start, don’t forget to enter in our contest to win a $50 NFL.com gift card!

    This week the talent is really starting to fall off the cliff, with the only real interesting additions to the list being Texans’ running back Ryan Moats and Chargers’ receiver Malcom Floyd…but even they don’t raise all that much excitement. Anyways, here’s the guys that are still available out there in case you’re in desperate need of help at a position. Hopefully you don’t have to rely on these guys too much!
    (More …)

     
    • e-roc 4:07 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – In a non-keeper, would you rather own Cotchery, Maclin, or Wallace?

      • Brandon 4:23 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think Maclin has the most upside of that group. He’s liable to put up a crappy game every once in a while, but he’s getting plenty of looks each game and has big play potential.

    • Amir 4:07 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was reading some blogs on ESPN and it said Kevin Walter might be the biggest benefactor with Owen Daniels going down — any thoughts on that? and do you think hes worth going out there and trying to trade for?

      • Matt 4:22 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t say that it definitely means Walter’s production will increase. Sure, Schaub will be paying more attention to him, but so will opposing defenses. Walter’s been extremely inconsistent throughout his career, so I don’t think the loss of Daniels is going to make him a fantasy star or even a reliable every-week starter. If you’re thinking of him as a backup and bye-week plugin then yeah, he might be a slightly better one of those with Daniels gone.

        • Squish 8:49 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          A lot of people seem to think that someone always benefits when a great receiver goes down. I find this to be a poor thought process. If anything a team obviously gets worse when a guy goes down. Some other player may get more targets than normal but the chains won’t be moved like normal.

          I mean, did you see any viable benefactors arise in Detroit while CJ was out? Any big benefactors in NE because Welker was out (well Edelman had 1 good game I guess).

          I don’t see Walter doing much this week either way and you’ll know more about his role next week and you’ll still be able to pick him up. If you already have him then feel free to hang on. Problem is AJ and Slaton are still the most targeted active players on the team. I don’t see that changing.

    • Glory Hog 7:21 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon: Should I trade: Frank Gore/Glen Coffee/Jerome Harrison for Mendenhall/Lesean McCoy/Derrick Mason?
      It’s a non-ppr league and I have:
      RB: Deangelo Williams, Mike Bell
      WR: Randy Moss, Greg Jennings, Brent Celek, Percy Harvin

      • Brandon 4:48 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like this trade. Basically you’re trading Gore for Mendenhall, McCoy and Mason…sounds like a good deal to me! Gore is solid, but won’t get you a whole lot more points from week to week than Mendenhall and the rest of the guys are just a bonus.

        • Squish 8:52 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Watch out here. You are getting the obvious better deal but… backups tend to be a hot commodity down the stretch since they frequently start during playoff weeks. I’d say go for it but only because Harrison will be useless regardless of whether he start or not and because McCoy should start during the playoff weeks. Mendenthal is near equal value for Gore so you won’t lose much there. I’d say go for it.

    • GloryHog 7:29 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a Non-PPR league that starts 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, should I trade:
      Frank Gore/Glen Coffee/Jerome Harrison for Mendenhall/Lesean Mccoy/Derrick Mason.
      I have at RB: Deangelo Williams, Mike Bell
      I have WR: Randy Moss, Gregg Jennings, Brent Celek, Percy Harvin

    • apk42 9:27 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ya’ll

      Just can’t wait for the start or sit thread!

      Brown, McCoy, Wells, Moreno.

      Need 2

      what would you do?

      • GloryHog 12:23 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Moreno, Brown

      • Brandon 5:24 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Glory Hog…go with Ronnie Brown and Knowshon Moreno.

        • apk42 6:19 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Even though Ronnie is @NewEngland?

        • Squish 8:56 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Brown is a wild card this week since nobody really knows how NE will stack up against the wildcat. that being said, if you have him you pretty much must start him. I’d say stay away from Moreno as he’s not even the primary back in Denver in terms of touches and he’s facing the second best run defense in the league.

          I’d play Brown and McCoy if McCoy starts and Brown and Moreno if he doesn’t.

    • apk42 9:27 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      re: Hey Ya’ll

      (ronnie brown)

      • Squish 8:57 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        See my post above. Don’t sweat Brown’s matchup. NE’s giving up an average of 110 yards on the ground (17th) from week to week.

    • Mal 8:28 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys I’ve got Jacobs Turner Portis as my RB (have to start 2 each week) and being offered Forte for Jacobs- thoughts???

      Jacobs splits carries which is painful and Forte doesn’t? I think? However Bears struggle? hmmm?

      • B Cole 9:20 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s funny, I was just about to offer that trade to someone. Jacobs has a much easier schedule down the stretch — only top 10 run defenses he faces are the Broncos and Vikings (in wk 17). Forte on the other hand goes up against the Vikings twice, the 49ers, the Cardinals, the Packers, and the Ravens and, given the way Forte’s been playing, I’d prefer Jacobs.

      • Mal 10:56 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your input B, I did notice that- it’s just so painful with Jacobs splitting carries 50/50 with bradshaw and I was livid when bradshaw took the goal line carry when it was jacob’s drive =[

      • Mal 10:58 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        yeah very valid point- Jacobs splitting 50/50 with bradshaw is killer + losing that goal line carry on the weekend when it was jacobs drive was cut throat- i was livid!

      • Matt 11:22 am on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough call Mal. I’d lean toward Forte just because of my preference for feature backs. If it’s a PPR league, then I think Forte’s the clear pick. The matchups do stink for Forte going forward, but I still think he’ll be more consistent down the stretch.

        • B Cole 12:55 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Matt,

          What if it’s not a PPR league?

          I am trying to get rid of Forte while his rare double-digit performance is fresh in everyone’s minds. How would you compare him to, say, Marion Barber? Who else would be a reasonable one-for-one?

        • Matt 2:38 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @B Cole – It isn’t a bad idea to shop Forte around this week after a big game. I wouldn’t give him away for Barber, though. In our non-PPR League of Champions, Forte has 78 fantasy points to Barber’s 72, and Forte’s ceiling is higher given that he gets his hands on the ball more than Barber (16.9 carries per game vs. 14.3 for Barber) and more importantly has crossed the 25-carry threshold twice this season, while Barber has had 15 or fewer carries in all but one game.

          If you’re going to trade him, do it now – he’s not likely to look good against the tough Cards rush D. But get something better for him than Barber.

        • Matt 2:46 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Also, remember that the Bears offense is still figuring itself out with Cutler at the helm. They’ve got some talented pieces but haven’t put it all together yet. A blowout win over a JV team like the Browns might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Forte’s performance is 100% tied to the offensive line figuring out the whole pass-protection thing, thus allowing Cutler to be Cutler, thus forcing defenses to respect the pass, thus opening up some room for Forte to operate. I’m relatively confident that just by virtue of time and experience, the offense will look better in the second half of the season, and Forte’s numbers will improve.

        • Mal 7:03 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Apologies for the double post the first one said there was an error so I thought it didn’t post :S

          As for Forte-Jacobs this is a real doozy and some of those comments Matt I hadn’t considered but are very relevant. Being in Australia I haven’t caught a Bears game on tv all year so I haven’t seen Forte truck it up in the flesh either.

          It’s a non PPR league- what are your thoughts Brandon?

        • Squish 9:03 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m still not touching Forte with a 10 foot stick. He has a horrible playoff stretch and should be benched the whole way. For most leagues his final 3 match-ups are GB, @Balt, Minn. Trust me when I say you don’t want any of that. My grandma is a better start during that stretch.

    • meany1413 1:04 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys
      I’m once again stuck on who i should start at wide receiver this week. I have steve smith (nyg), Brandon Marshall, Derrick Mason, Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Breaston and Jeremy Maclin. I need to start 3. What do you think? Thanks

      • Squish 9:12 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d have to say Marshall, Mason and MSW (as hard as it might be to start him again). Maclin is a flier but he doesn’t get the amount of targets the others do. Breaston is only really viable on your team if Boldin or Fitz are out and they look to be healthy again for the most part.

      • Brandon 2:42 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish here, go with Marshall, Mason and Sims-Walker. Steve Smith is a close fourth, but he has a tough match-up against the Chargers and I think the Giants will rely heavily on the running game this week.

    • LT 8:07 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon/Matt! I survived week 8 (thanks btw), a very, very close one. I need help on my flex spot (non-PPR)… my options are:
      Ryan Moats (one week wonder???)
      Ricky Williams
      Steve Smith (NYG)
      Austin Collie
      A. Bradshaw

      Thanks!

      • Squish 9:07 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I gotta go with Ricky Williams there. Steve Smith is a roughly equal play but in equal situations you always go with the RB since they are guaranteed more touches.

      • Brandon 2:44 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish. Steve Smith is a close second, but I don’t like his match-up this week (although honestly I hope Ricky Williams has a bad day, as he’s playing the Patriots!)

    • Stone 10:21 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m offering to trade Barber + (L Coles, K Walter, or M Wallace) for any Tier 1 receiver. This will leave me with no backup RBs to R Rice and M Turner. Good idea/bad idea? Welker and S Smith (car) are my other WR starts.

      • Squish 4:35 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        What kind of format league are you in? Is there a flex position and how many WRs do you start?

        Normally I’d say go for it. If you could get Fitz or Wayne for Barber and Coles, it would be a steal especially if it’s a PPR league. What does your waiver wire look like? What are some of the top RB prospects on it? As long as someone decent is on it to grab in an emergency, you should be fine. I say you go for it. Maybe afterward try to shop around Steve Smith or the WR you acquired for another first rate RB.

        • Stone 1:42 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. It’s a 3WR non-PPR league, no flex. RBs left include J Stewart, J Charles, L Maroney, D Sproles. If there are no takers, do you recommend Wallace over Coles or Walter this week?

      • Brandon 2:48 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depending on the receiver you get, this can be a good trade. I’d scoop up Jonathan Stewart in the meantime to give you some depth at running back. As for which receiver to go with this week, I like Kevin Walter the best out of that group as I think he’ll see a few more targets with Owen Daniels out of the line-up.

        • Squish 6:01 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It’s your choice of who to pick up off waivers as your RB but definitely go ahead with the trade. A good one week fill-in at RB is Charles but long term it’s likely Stewart or Sproles. I’d also recommend Walter this week. He’ll be guaranteed more looks than Wallace or Coles this week which is all that really counts in my book.

    • Frank 1:12 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could really use some trade advice, I’m in a league that starts 3 WR, 2RB and a flex, my receivers are Roddy White, Maclin, Knox, Roy Williams, Coles and Andre Caldwell and my running backs are Michael Turner, Ryan Grant, Felix Jones, Mewelde Moore, and Derrick Ward. I have been offered Ricky Williams and Nate Burleson for Roddy White. I’m looking at plugging in Burleson with Maclin and the better matchup the rest of the way among roy williams, coles, and knox and playing Ricky Williams, Grant and Turner as my 2 RB and flex. Should I pull the trigger on the trade? I worry being left without an elite WR.

      • Brandon 2:51 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t do this trade. You’re trading away a must-start receiver each week for a WR and RB that you may not even start from week to week. I think with Felix Jones healthy, he should provide enough fantasy points to hold down the flex position, then you can start White, Maclin and whoever else you think has a good match-up.

    • DJ 2:46 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For QB this weekend-Warner or A. Smith?
      2RBs-F Gore, R Brown, A Bradshaw, Or L Maroney?
      3 WRs- A Johnson, S Holmes, N Burleson, S Breaston?
      Have had some really crummy weeks. Hoping to change this.

    • Bobby Triplett 10:04 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon, First time reading the blog… i like it bro, well done. Question for you: For my 3rd recieving option who do you like? Antonio Bryant, Lance Moore, Issac Bruce or S Straughter?

      • Brandon 10:30 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s quite a group of guys you have there Bobby, but I think you’re going to want to go with Isaac Bruce (although Straughter is an option if your league awards points for kick returns.) With Bryant and Straughter competing for catches, it’s hard to go with either of them. Lance Moore might not even play this weekend due to an ankle injury. Go with Bruce and hope he can get some open looks with Michael Crabtree distracting defenses.

    • ryan 4:32 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Who would you start mike wallace or torry holt????

      • Brandon 4:43 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would usually say Mike Wallace, but Holt is playing at home and has a much easier match-up. Go with Torry Holt this week.

        • ryan 8:30 pm on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yah I think Holt is the better play but he burned me last week haha with a great matchup. Thanks for your help.

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