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  • Brandon 12:02 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 7: New England heads to Old England 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week seven, 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’ve again tried to leave off the most obvious picks, such as Peyton Manning’s dream match-up against the Rams, so that the list only includes players you may have been scratching your head about starting this week. Also, not to get too far off topic, but the Patriots head to London this week to play the Buccaneers, which got me thinking…is the team name “New England Patriots” offensive to the British? I mean, they ARE the nation that we were being patriots against in the first place! Anyways, I guess we’ll let some of our readers from the U.K. comment on that, so let’s get into the hits and misses for the week… (More …)

    • Stediberto 12:09 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Marshall & MSW on bye this week, so Steve Smith (CAR), Collie, and Coles have to start. On TE, Carlson is on bye, and I have McMichael. Should I address TE (V Davis or Sean Ryan) or WR (Miles Austin, Nicks, or L Moore) from the waiver wire this week? Thanks!!

      • meany1413 1:45 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would say stick with McMichael at TE. You might wanna pick up Austin considering he has got the starting job over Crayton now. Moore be a good backup option though.

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Vernon Davis at tight end and honestly, those waiver wire receivers look more appealing than two of your three current options. I like Austin, Nicks AND Moore more than Collie and Coles. If possible, I’d start Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Lance Moore at wide receiver.

      • e-roc 3:38 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Stediberto – I’m sitting Steve Smith (CAR) in favor of Nicks this week (and possibly going forward). I encourage you to do the same. Nicks has a competent QB… Delhomme is as good as Akili Smith right now.

    • meany1413 1:47 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey love the site guys,

      I’m in a predicament here. I’ve got Marion Barber and Tashard Choice. Who do you guys think i should start this week? My other RB’s are Reggie Bush and Steven Jackson.

      • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d start the guys in this order: Marion Barber, Steven Jackson, Tashard Choice, Reggie Bush, depending on how many spots you need to fill.

    • Luke 8:42 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello, i need two running backs from deangelo williams, ronnnie brown and joseph addai, and two WRs from fitzgerald, Ochocinco and greg jennings. please help

      • Brandon 2:13 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with DeAngelo Williams and Ronnie Brown as your RB’s, then Fitzgerald and Ochocinco at WR. It’s tough to bench Jennings, but the other two are just playing better football at the moment and have decent match-ups.

    • The Don 12:23 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      All right i got a choice Donald Driver vs Sidney Rice


      • Brandon 2:04 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Donald Driver more simply based on the match-up. Sidney Rice is not likely to repeat last weeks crazy numbers against the Steelers this week.

    • Luke 12:53 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i would go with driver for sure. wat u think of my problem above Don

    • Ken 12:02 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      As a flex: Devin Hester, Hakeem Nicks, or Johnny Knox?

      • Brandon 8:45 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Devin Hester…but Hakeem Nicks is a close second. If your team awards points for return yards, then Knox becomes an option, but otherwise go with Hester.

    • Russ 3:53 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      miles austin or sidney rice for flex?

    • Jesse 12:19 pm on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Dilemma: larry johnson or Laurence Maroney. Phillip Rivers or Ben Rothlisberge??

    • Brandon 9:08 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Whoops…Vernon Davis is not a regular follower of FFGeekBlog.com I guess!

  • Brandon 11:10 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink
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    Studs and Duds – Week 2: Ryan Grant ready to roll! 

    After all the dust has settled and the injury count has been tallied (bye bye Brady, Burleson, Alex Smith and for a little while, Colston), it’s time to recount my predictions for the previous weekend and give you a few more for week two of the season. According to my slightly-biased count, I finished last week 13-7-6, which isn’t all that bad I guess. Some of my better picks included Thomas Jones, who re-assumed his spot in fantasy football relevance with a strong showing against the Dolphins and Chris Perry, who did very little with his first chance to shine as the Bengals new starting running back, as expected. On the flip-side, I did miss a few picks, including Ricky Williams, who returned to his role as a deadbeat (in fantasy production that is) against the Jets, while Brandon “The Bruiser” Jacobs taught me (and LaRon Landry) never to doubt him again. Anyways, it’s time for your week two studs and duds, so hopefully I can provide a little insight that can help your team this upcoming weekend…


    Ryan Grant, RB, Packers: Unless Michael Turner is one of the greatest running backs of all time, I see no reason why Grant shouldn’t be able to exploit the same gaping weakness in the Lions defense that the Falcons did when they obliterated (for some reason the word seems like an understatement) them for 318 rushing yards in week one!

    LenDale White, RB / Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: If the Ravens, minus an injured Willis McGahee, could pound it out for 229 yards last weekend against the Cincinnati Bungholes, I have to believe a more talented duo can at least do the same. You should expect LenDale White (thunder) and Chris Johnson (lightning) to run the ball non-stop while the quarterback position for the Titans is currently going through somewhat of a a rough patch. (More …)

    • Advisor 2:41 pm on September 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      Nice analysis.. I have a feeling that things are going to get shaken up a bit in week 2. Ray Rice may have a difficult week, not because of his ability but because of his QBs ability. I think Houston is going to throw the kitchen sink at Flacco this week.

      Slaton may not be a good option for this week or next, but he’s got wheels and he will have some solid games, especially now that he’s starting for an injured Ahman Green.

    • NG2000 3:30 pm on September 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Valuable resource of Ryan Grant news summaries: http://www.ng2000.com/fw.php?tp=ryan-grant

    • Rolando Peterson 6:14 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply


  • Brandon 11:13 am on August 23, 2008 Permalink
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    Rising and Falling: The Barbarian unleashed! 

    Week three of the preseason has recently become the week where coaches get a longer look at the players they expect to form their starting roster come opening day. With this in mind, it’s important to look at the players who are stepping it up this week, as it could be a key indicator of how they will play when the season starts. Below you’ll find a list of the players who’s fantasy status is “Rising”, “Falling”, or “Stayin’ Put” based on Saturday’s preseason action…

    Rising Up

    Marion Barber (RB-DAL): 13 rushes for 75 yards and 1 TD, plus 2 receptions for 9 yards – Marion the Barbarian seems to be answering the question of whether or not he can handle the bulk of the carries this season, after splitting them with Julius Jones last year. Rookie backup Felix Jones (see “Falling” below) did not look especially sharp in this one, and with Barber’s knack for finding the endzone, I see no reason why the team would not lean heavily on him throughout the season.

    Aaron Rodgers (QB-GB): 18 of 22 for 193 yards and 1 TD – After his poor performance last week, this was a great performance from Rodgers against a Denver pass defense that is supposed to be pretty good.

    DeSean Jackson (WR-PHI): 4 receptions for 67 yards, plus a punt return TD – This kid is starting to look like the real deal. Having him as your WR4, or maybe even WR3, going into the season, would not be frowned upon.

    Donovan McNabb (QB-PHI): 13 of 17 for 180 yards and 1 TD – He keeps losing receivers, but keeps getting it done. Rookie DeSean Jackson (below) seems to be one of his new favorite targets though…and I’m sure they can find some other receiver to line up opposite him.

    Greg Jennings (WR-GB): 4 receptions for 42 yards – The key here is that Rodgers is developing chemistry with Jennings, as he completed the four passes to him in just over one quarter of play…imagine if it was an entire game? (More …)

    • Advisor 3:53 pm on August 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon and Matt,

      Nice analysis of the sleepers and busts. Take a look at my fantasy draft that I posted on Friday and let me know your analysis of my draft. Its at http://www.footballcalls.com.


    • Advisor 6:28 pm on August 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      J. Stewart rising!

    • Brandon 4:34 pm on August 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Advisor: You really like Jonathan Stewart huh? I got him Rising in the related article to this I put out this morning.

  • 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 …)
  • Brandon 11:30 am on December 24, 2007 Permalink
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    Sunday Wrap-up: Patriots, Moss and Brady inch closer to the records 

    With their victory over the Dolphins yesterday, the Patriots are now one win from reaching that undefeated mark. One game!!! Tom Brady is two touchdowns from breaking Peyton Manning’s single season record of 49, while Randy Moss is two scores from breaking Jerry Rice’s single season record of 22 grabs. If all of these records are broken in that last game, that will be pretty badass, I must say.

    But let’s get to the real stuff here…fantasy football league championships. Did you win? While there’s still one game left this week, with pretty big fantasy football implications, you probably have a pretty good idea where you stand right now. For example, in one of my league’s I need Brandon Marshall to outscore Antonio Gates by about 40 points, so that’s probably NOT going to happen, but I can always hope! Anyways, congratulations if you’re poised to be taking home the trophy this season. We can only hope that some advice from this site helped you get there. Let’s give a final recap of the key player performances that may have helped you get there…or may have prevented you from achieving greatness…


    Kurt Warner (ARI): 361 passing yards, 3 TD
    Father time just keeps getting it done

    Peyton Manning (IND): 311 passing yards, 3 TD
    Maybe he could donate some of his touchdown passes to his brother

    (More …)

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