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  • Brandon 10:57 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 6 FAIL – It ain't easy bein' receive-y 

    Continuing with a new post for this season, here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    This week’s list is headlined by a group of young, top-tier receivers who were gaurenteed to be in starting line-ups after their performances last week. Let me just throw a couple numbers at you…

    Week 5
    – Miles Austin: 9 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
    – Malcom Floyd: 8 catches, 213 yards, 1 TD
    – Hakeem Nicks: 12 catches, 130 yards, 2 TD
    Total: 39 catches, 509 yards, 4 TD

    Week 6
    – Miles Austin: 2 catches, 12 yards
    – Malcom Floyd: 2 catches, 15 yards
    – Hakeem Nicks: 3 catches, 8 yards
    Total: 7 catches, 35 yards


    Note: In case you’re interested, I made a new, master list of FAILs for the season, so check it out!

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    • Shirley 11:11 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Miles Austin would’ve had a ton of yards and a touchdown but that got called back because of a penalty. And Floyd got injured.

      • Brandon 11:14 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I mention the Floyd injury on the list. Just shows the inconsistency at the WR position sometimes I guess!

      • Sloth 12:01 pm on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Austins stats would have been about 65 yards and a score.
        not stellar but not bad either.
        its his own fault though. he was flagged for offensive PI.

    • Squish 2:15 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This week in my money league, I faced the team tied with mine for first meaning the game was for sole first place.

      I had Scobee versus a team with TEN def and I had a 12 point lead. I lost by half a point 122.48 to 122.98 because of the titans last sack on the last Jacksonville drive with 51 seconds remaining in the game. FML.

      • Brandon 2:51 pm on October 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Probably wouldn’t have happened if Jags didn’t call unnecessary time out at end and allow Titans to score. They could have run out the clock ūüôā However, that last minute CJ touchdown made me win a league, so I’m pretty pumped about that!

        • DFonz001 11:27 am on October 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Having trouble. I have Patrick Crayton and Roy Williams (Currntly in a WR slot) dont know who to start there. Plus I have Le Sean McCoy at running back and Matt Forte in my flex. I m thinking whould I take out McCoy entirely put Forte in RB slot and shove Crayton in my flex or leave the running backs alone and just swap out Crayton and Williams. At TE I have gates and dont know how hes going to do plus Chris Cooley is my back up and hes got a concussion, dont know if I sould pick up another TE. And lastly should I drop Austin Collie entirely and pick up a WR now that there are some decent ones? Need some advice Brandon.

          My line up:
          RB LE SEAN MCCOY
          W/R MATT FORTE


  • Brandon 9:32 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 11: The Replacements 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eleven. 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. This week we start off with a number of backup running backs who could have some immediate fantasy impact due to injuries to starters Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, Clinton Portis and Julius Jones.

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    • Shirley 11:03 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have both Michael Turner and Cedric Benson in the same league. I’m dropping Crabtree (5th WR) and considering picking up Snelling (ATL) or B. Scott (CIN). I could also drop the Cardinals D/ST since I also have the Colts D/ST so that I can get both Snelling and Scott. I have Ryan Grant on the bench but I would hate to have Snelling and Scott snatched up before I get a shot at them. So should I drop Crabtree and Cardinals D/ST for the two RBs? And who has a better chance of starting in place of the team’s RB stud?

      • Brandon 11:49 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab both of them if I were you. I think Snelling has the biggest chance to produce right away, as I think Turner has the worse injury of the two. However, if Jerious Norwood returns, Snelling loses some value.

        • Shirley 11:54 am on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. Hope I get them both!

        • Shirley 2:23 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Should I be at all worried about Larry johnson starting on Sunday for the Bengals? I thought I had read a tweet about LJ not being active this week but I wasn’t sure if I was just mistaken.

        • Squish 12:28 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          “Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that if Johnson signed with the team, he would be inactive on game days and become the Bengals’ No. 4 running back behind Benson, Scott and Brian Leonard.” Source ESPN

          Anyway, don’t sweat Benson as I’m almost positive he will start on Sunday in a great matchup against OAK. Nevertheless, given how hard Benson has been pushed this year, it probably wouldn’t hurt to pick Scott for insurance purposes.

          Did you end up dropping the Cardinals? I’d suggest keeping them over the Colts considering their remaining schedule. They play STL twice, DEt once and SF once in the remaining schedule.

          Also, is Forsett available in your league? I consider his value to be higher than Snellings and Scott.

        • Shirley 12:49 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Squish. I got Scott and Snelling just in case Turner and/or Benson don’t play Sunday. I did give up the Colts but I may have to consider trying to pick up the Colts again on Friday.

    • Mark 12:38 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What should I do with my current roster to get ready for the playoffs? Who should I trade? Who should I acquire? Thanks. Here is my current roster:

      Jay Cutler QB
      Matt Ryan GB
      David Garrard QB
      Larry Fitzgerald WR
      Andre Johnson WR
      Sidney Rice WR
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Ray Rice RB
      Joseph Addai RB
      Rashard Mendenhall RB
      Jamaal Charles RB
      Visanthe Shiancoe TE
      Antonio Gates TE
      John Carney K
      New Orleans DEF

      • Shirley 2:08 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, you seem to have a pretty solid roster. I guess if anything I might try to trade Rice or Sims-Walker for a better QB? Matt Ryan hasn’t been doing all that great this season, not Delhomme numbers but still. And you never know what Garrard will give you.

        • Squish 12:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d definitely try selling MSW while you have the chance. He has a horrible remaining schedule for WRs (ranked 28th) down the stretch. I’d target Palmer for a QB as he is undervalued and has a great schedule down the stretch. Roethlessberger is another great target.

          Try to setup a trade where you give up Ryan or Garrard and MSW for a decent QB and someone undervalued like Cotchery or Hester or Burleson. I like to think you can improve on two positions if you play your cards right. Plenty of people will be after MSW and not many people have grown too attached to the undervalued guys I mentioned.

    • Trevor 7:50 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys how about this for a trade i am being offered in a deep competitive(money) 14-team league.
      i am being offered Donnie Avery, Greg Jennings for matt forte.
      now i have Fitz, Smith(NYG), Knox. and then i have beanie wells, buckhalter, Fred Jackson, Betts, Forsett, Derrick Ward.
      should i pull the trigger?? any advice is good advice

      • Squish 12:49 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a toughie. Though it is sell time for Forte owners, I think you have to hang onto your RB strength no matter how rough his schedule looks down the stretch. I can’t buy into having Wells and Betts as your RB1 and RB2.

        It’s up to you though. In terms of value I think you are getting very good value for Forte. Honestly you couldn’t ask for much more. Plus Knox is virtually useless at his point so you do need a WR3. However, if you only start 2WRs you may consider staying as you are. Is there anyone available at Wr on your waiver wire. Even Chris Chambers replacing Knox would be a big enough upgrade to make the trade less ideal.

        I guess what I’m saying is that in terms of value and matchups down the stretch it’s a great trade for you. It’s simply hard for me to imagine your RB core minus Forte no matter how poor his matchups are. If I absolutely had to make a decision, I would say go for it. But keep in mind it’s a very high risk, high reward move that could make or break your team.

        • Trevor 3:08 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with you its a 1QB 2WR 2RB 1TE 1RB/WR
          i have depth at RB which is ideal in my league being so deep. only person worthy of being noted in the free agent market is Antonio Bryant, Muhammad, L. Moore. so nobody really even worth picking up.
          and i do not want to have a betts, wells combo. and even if the bears running game sucks, he gets a lot of touches no matter what and the line is gonna have a good day one of these games. and he is in the check down game cause they don’t got good WR play. i think he could have a decent rest of the season if forte can stay a part of the check down game.
          But just looking at it has a value deal i am getting my moneys worth on WR but i agree its a high risk high reward sort of think and i think i air on the side of caution.

        • Squish 5:26 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Actually You may want to think about grabbing Antonio Bryant off waivers and dropping Knox. Knox at this point is completely useless and has averaged only an average of 34 yards and no TDs per game in his last 4 games. Bryant on the other hand is still shaking off an injury but he has upside once he returns since he is literally TB’s only WR. In the last 4 games he played he’s averaged around 50 yards and .5TDs per game. Keep in mind he’s not yet had the chance to play when Freeman starts and Freeman isn’t looking too bad. He’s not expected to play this week but he will likely be back for week 12 where you can expect a healthy WR3 performance out of him.

          Just a thought though as Bryant should still be available next week. Just a heads up that he may be worth targeting in the near future.

          As for the Betts-Wells combo, it’s a good idea to avoid it. Arizona just announced that Hightower is still far and away the starter so Wells is still kind of a question mark. After hearing that news, I think you’re making the right decision to hold off on trading Forte.

        • Rageinthecage 3:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I need help with two of the following three to play this week. Forte, Wells, Scott? Yardage league. Thanks.

      • Matt 3:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, the value’s good and it’s definitely time to trade Forte, but see if you can re-work the trade with this person to get some RB help in the deal.

    • PK 8:30 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      what should i do to prepare my team for a playoff run, i am currently in a 10 team league in first place with an 8-2 record (facing the second place team this week in a battle for first)

      RB MJD

      BN NYJ DEF

      • Squish 1:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s never to early to prepare for the playoffs! The first and foremost best way to prepare for the playoffs is grabbing complementary defenses. I’d drop the Jets and pickup either Cinci or Arizona who have great matchups down the stretch. I wouldn’t recommend dropping the Saints for them but dropping the Jets for them is a smart move.

        You are looking great at QB and can play the matchup game down the stretch. Romo has a tough playoff schedule but Palmer should be solid. AJ and VJ have great matchups down the stretch though DJ and Steve Smith have a tough stretch have a rough stretch. Rice also has a tough schedule but it shouldn’t hurt him since he’s so good out of the backfield. MJD has a bit of a rough schedule too but he’s a monster so no worries.

        If I had to pick an area where you will be weak in the playoffs, it’s definitely at WR/ your flex slots. If you really want to upgrade, think about trying to trade DJ or Steve Smith for someone like Pierre Thomas or even Colston who has a very favorable playoff matchup.

        Honestly though I think you could stay as is and do well. But if you want the same team with slightly better playoff matchups consider trading one of your WRs for a good RB.

      • Brandon 12:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looks like a pretty solid roster to me and like Squish says, one way to get the edge is to look ahead and pick up defenses that are going to have great match-ups so you’re not fighting with people on waivers every week for the top defense.

    • Javier 12:17 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Reggie Bush or Addai for next week? Maybe both? I have Sidney Rice on the flex spot right now and uh, Jacoby Jones on the bench (next to McGahee and Bowe):

      QB Ridgers
      RB MJD
      RB Addai
      RB/WR Sidney Rice
      WR Randy Moss
      WR Steve Smith (NYG)

      Reggie Bush
      Jacoby Jones

      • Squish 6:02 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Your lineup is fine as in my opinion. I’d throw Bush in instead of Addai if you’re in a PPR league.

      • Brandon 12:16 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As long as his finger turns out to be a non-issue, stick with what you have. Addai has been a touchdown machine lately.

    • e-roc 9:03 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I could drop this one in the mailbag, but it’s Wednesday and I’m getting anxious. My RBs are MJD (v. BUF); T. Jones (@NE); McCoy (@CHI); and K.Smith (v.CLE). I think T.Jones has the toughest road, and MJD is a must-start, so who else should I go with – McCoy or K.Smith? CHI & CLE are both terrible.


      • Brandon 12:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with LeSean McCoy. You have to trust the Eagles offense more than the Lions, plus the Browns defense actually played half-way decent against the Ravens on Monday.

        • e-roc 12:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. I’m leaning towards McCoy.. I also like McCoy for the fact that Smith is splitting too many carries with MoMorris…

    • Duncan 10:39 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a big match up this weekend that has playoff implications and a couple decisions to make:

      1. Aaron Rodgers or Carson Palmer

      2. Chris Chambers or Wes Welker

      Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 12:21 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        With 46 receptions over the last 5 games, it’s hard to bench Welker at this point. His quarterback is slightly better than Chambers’ as well. As for your quarterback, the 49ers and Raiders pass defenses are both middle of the road. I’d go with Aaron Rodgers, playing at home, as he should rebound from last week’s game against the Cowboys.

    • Tsull 12:56 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking towards the playoff in a standard league with a trade deadline Friday any suggestions for my roster we play 2 WR 2 Rb and a flex W/R

      Qb McNabb
      WR Smith CAR DJax B Edwards Burleson and Megatron) MJD Turner Forsett Stewart B Scott
      TE Gonzalez
      DEF Bengals
      K Stover

      • Matt 4:01 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty well-rounded; I don’t see anything in particular that you need to target even if Turner’s ankle will keep him out more than 1-2 weeks – Forsett should prove an adequate replacement with Julius Jones likely to miss as much time as Turner does.

    • Lindsay 1:33 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      SO for week 11, what are your opinions for me RBs and WRs? I did see your post about selling Forte, but I am in a league with a bunch of people who have played for years(me being the rookie) and none of them will go for it. SO having said that…
      WRs… Colston, Smith(nyg), Evans, Collie, Floyd
      RBs… Forte, R. Williams, Betts, Moats

      I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex. I can pick up Snelling off the ww if he seems better than any of my other options at this point for RB.

      I know I’ll play Colston and Smith and R Williams as well. I am debating about using Evans again since he has been doing better, but is pretty unreliable. Would love some input. THX

      • Lindsay 1:39 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oops, I also have Knox and Buckhalter, so I would be interested to know who I might drop these 2 for looking ahead. There isn’t much on the wire at this point, so I’m not sure how much better I can do.

        • Brandon 9:03 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hey Lindsay, feel free to drop Knox and Buckhalter immediately for Snelling and any other halfway decent option available. As for your line-up, I actually like Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ricky Williams, Matt Forte and Jason Snelling (assuming you can get him.) If you don’t grab Snelling off free agency, I’d play Ladell Betts, who should start again this week.

    • Wolf 4:30 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK. I’ve built up a very strong team in my 6-team league between co-workers, but now I want to look to the future because all these top players aren’t going to be amazing the whole way through! What advice does everyone have for the playoffs? (I’m tied for first with 2 others right now going into a battle for first this weekend)

      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Randy Moss
      WR – Vincent Jackson
      RB – MJD
      RB – Ray Rice
      TE – Jeremy Shockey
      W/T – Hines Ward
      W/R/T – Wes Welker
      K – David Akers
      DEF – Cinci

      BN – Sims-Walker
      BN – Steve Smith (NYG)
      BN – Joseph Addai
      BN – Matt Schaub
      BN – Philadelphia
      BN – Baltimore

      We also play 4 IDPs but those are just a few extra points. This is a PPR league. (Who should I play this coming week.. Vincent Jackson vs Denver or go with a benched player? Vincent did not perform last week and is up against a tough match)

      • Brandon 9:19 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Holy crap, insane team there…but I guess that’s what you get in a six team league. Stick with Vincent Jackson, who should rebound nicely against the Broncos, who have been struggling lately. However, I am not completely against putting Steve Smith in your line-up for either Ward or Jackson…it’s almost a coin flip on those guys.

    • TheBronxKid 5:06 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need some help with my RB & WR. I have a STUD at RB with C. Johnson, but my others are good too solid depending on match-ups. Who do I start at the other RB position? A. Bradshaw, L. Betts, J. Charles, J. Forsett, J. Snelling or D. McFadden? I’m thinking of dropping D.M. for a WR. My WR are Sims-Walker, C. Johnson, M. Wallace, P. Harvin. The following WR are available on the FA board; D. Avery, J.Jones, A. Caldwell, C. Chambers, J. Avant and S. Stroughter. Should I stay with my roster as is or go for another WR and again who should my other starting RB be?

      • Brandon 9:15 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ditch McFadden and grab Chris Chambers. See how many looks he gets now with Dwayne Bowe out of the picture.

        As for your other running back, I actually like Jason Snelling the most out of the group. Most of them have pretty bad match-ups actually.

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

      i need some help with my flex spots, i am very undecided and this is a huge week for my team.

      WR/RB are the two spots i have to fill and my choices are: D. Jackson, L. Coles, J. Charles, S.Smith (NYG), L. McCoy.
      i am at a loss on who to start any help would be much appresh

      • Brandon 9:11 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even though LeSean McCoy will get the start this week, I like the upside of DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith more than McCoys in an obvious pass-first offense.

    • The don 5:45 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sidney Rice
      Calvin Johson

      PICK 2 oh Fantasy gods

      • Brandon 9:09 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The Fantasy Gods have selected Sidney Rice and Calvin Johnson.

    • Dom 6:34 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey guys,

      need your help. should i start Jonathan Stewart or Eddie Royal on my RB/WR spot?

      • Brandon 9:08 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jonathan Stewart for sure…as long as he plays. DeAngelo Williams is questionable (just like Stewart) and if he was out, Stewart would make a great start. Royal has done nothing this year to justify a spot in your line-up.

    • Dtrain 6:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have an interesting situation. I have clinched a playoff spot in my league, so I have three weeks to position for the playoffs and not worry about winning matchups. 12 teams, 2QB starters (ugh), 2RB 3WR, FLX

      My team:
      Aaron Rodgers
      Alex Smith
      DeSean Jackson
      Sydney Rice
      Greg Jennings
      Steven Jackson
      Brandon Jacobs
      Fred Davis
      NO DEF

      Julius Jones
      Hakeem Nicks
      Matthew Stafford
      Chester Taylor
      ARIZ DEF
      Ladell Betts

      I dumped my kicker for the ARIZ D for their playoff matchups, I don’t need a kicker for a few weeks, so I can see what happens with Jones and Betts before I dump one of them. I also see the possibility of limited playing time for Rice if the Vikes clinch early.

      What should I be doing to prep for the playoffs? Trade deadline is this week, but in my league there is very little trading happening.


      • Brandon 9:22 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Seems that you must have had some good luck with your match-ups along the way to clinch this early with a team like that, but props to you anyways! It’s obvious that your QB2 slot is a bit weak, as is your RB2 and TE spots. However, your bench isn’t all that deep and I’m not sure what kind of trade value you would get from them. What kind of free agents are available in your league?

        • Dtrain 12:10 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You are correct all the way. I am in the lower 3rd in PF, but I have the least PA in the league, somehow I hit the jackpot with matchups. The waiver wire is pretty dry. I was thinking of trying to get some value out of the NO DEF to upgrade QB2 a little and play maybe ARIZ wks 15/16 and a good matchup for week 14. Like I said, it doesn’t matter what happens weeks 11-13. Looking at the other teams, I’m not going to get someone’s QB1 or 2, but perhaps their backup. Would Vince Young, Sanchez, Freeman, or Henne be better for playoffs?

        • Brandon 10:06 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m not sure those options are a whole lot better, but keep and eye on Vince Young, Josh Freeman and Mar Sancez as guys you might plug in depending on the match-up.

    • DJ 8:35 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      With R. Brown out, I need to fill his spot. Frank Gore is in and then either L. Maroney or A. Bradshaw?

      • Brandon 9:07 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Even with a tough match-up against the Jets (and a rough game vs the Colts last week) I think you have to go with Maroney. At least you know he’s the primary running back on the team at this point and Bradshaw hasn’t run well at all these past few weeks.

    • Scotty 11:13 pm on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I need some advice on a starting lineup this week. I play in a PPR league & I need to start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 W/R (flex). This is how I have it set up; would you change it up at all & start anybody that’s currently on the bench?

      WR – Andre Johnson
      WR – Jerricho Cotchery
      RB – Thomas Jones
      RB – Kevin Smith
      W/R – LeSean McCoy

      BN – Hakeem Nicks
      BN – Laveranues Coles
      BN – Jason Snelling
      BN – Jonathan Stewart

      Many thanks!

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

        The only change I’d consider is replacing Kevin Smith with Jonathan Stewart IF 1) you happen to be watching the pre-game show tonight AND 2) they announce that DeAngelo Williams will not be playing (he’s questionable at the moment.) Otherwise, I think you’re pretty good with what you have. Good luck!

    • Tony 5:32 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it’s my first try at a fantasy league so there’s slot in still learning…
      So here’s where I stand, it’s a 12 team league, non-ppr, and I’m thinking I need help if I’m gonna make it to the “postseason”

      Slot    Player
      QB    Peyton Manning
      QB    Mark Sanchez
      WR    Marques Colston
      WR    Larry Fitzgerald
      RB    Cedric Benson
      RB    Brandon Jacobs
      TE    Heath Miller
      W/T    Sammie Stroughter
      W/R    Mike Sims-Walker
      W/R    Jamaal Charles
      BEN    Mike Thomas
      BEN    Mike Bell

      I know Stroughter looks iffy but it seems like his return numbers are decent.
      Forsett isn’t an option in this league either, someone snagged him Tuesday, but some “names” like Snelling, Carlson, Faulk, and Moats are. Suggestions?
      (if possible can you put my name in the response so I know you’re addressing me? Thanks)

      • Brandon 10:13 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Tony, the way our comments are set up it should be pretty easy to see that we’re responding to you (plus I’m pretty sure we just enabled a feature that sends you an e-mail when someone responds to your comment.) Anyways, Stroughter has only had two games all year where he actually returned any type of kick, so I’d get him out of your line-up. Move Sims-Walker to the W/T spot and grab Jason Snelling off free agency to plug-in as your W/R.

    • Tony 12:50 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a ton, Brandon.
      Also, should I watch for today’s practice report before pulling the trigger on Bernard Scott?

      • Brandon 2:49 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Benson hasn’t practiced this week and is likely out for the game. I’ve heard talk that Larry Johnson has been taking more and more reps in practice, but I think at least this week the team gives Bernard Scott the ball and let’s him show his stuff. He makes a solid play this week against a dreadful Oakland run defense.

    • Kristina 3:30 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey i am the only girl in an all guys league and i am in first right now… i won the league last year with a great team. we had six in our league last year and 12 this year and its a little harder. i am barely clinching first…i have won the last four game by the skin of my teeth. and i mean down to the last play on the monday night games…. please take a look at my team i just picked up three new people and i know i have some pretty bad ones on bench but could u please just take a look…. im stuck this week…

      Tony Romo
      Deangalo Williams
      Justin Forsett
      Chris Chambers
      Wes Welker
      Steve Smith NYG
      Vernon Davis
      Patriots D
      David Akers

      Mario Manningham
      Cadillac Williams
      Johnny Knox
      Kyle Orton
      Nate Burleson
      Levernous Coles
      Bernard Scott

      i know there is some to work with but for a first place team im slacking. im actually lucky i have the least points scored against me, my husband is in seventh with the most points scored against him… just see whatcha think……………… oh i lucked out i had vernon davis and owen daniels and some one wanted to switch daniels for welker so i did and thats the week daniels got out for the year,,, oh and some idiot in my league switched me last week T.O for steve smith cause he thinks t.o. is gonna break out. ya im in a league with some tards……. thanks… kristina

      • Brandon 2:52 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, glad to see you’re taking advantage of the lesser minds in your league…as any good fantasy team manager should! Anyways, I like Bernard Scott over Justin Forsett this week, but besides that I wouldn’t make any other changes to your line-up. Good luck!

        • Kristina 3:29 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks a ton.. u know ur stuff. i almost thought about taking chambers out and putting forsett in but its not this week i want forsett its the next three weeks… so im gonna go with the advice. thanks for the help. hope you have a great day. =)

    • Brent 4:16 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you start Hakeem Nicks, Chris Chambers, or Benard Berrian? Also out of Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, and Ladell Betts which two would you start?

    • Brent 4:36 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have Bernard Scott would you pick him for one of the two? Thankyou!

      • Brandon 2:47 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At RB, I like Thomas Jones and Bernard Scott this week. As for your wide receiver, I like Hakeem Nicks, who has a better match-up the Chambers, who would be my second choice.

    • Jo 6:06 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mendenhall or P. Thomas? Is it too big of a risk to play both D. Will and J.Stewart tonight??

    • Jo 2:37 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I went with D. Will. I need 1 more. Who do you better between P. Thomas and Mendenhall?? Standard

      • Brandon 2:46 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Williams did alright, but I think both Thomas and Mendenhall will end up with better numbers (as they’ll both probably find the endzone.) I like Mendenhall slightly more though, as he’s not sharing carries with Reggie Bush and Mike Bell.

    • cmidy 3:33 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply


      3 Choices who should start?

      1. Ben Rothenberg or Donovan McNab
      2. Beanie Wells or Bernard Scott
      3. Pitt Defense or Bengal Defense

      • Brandon 9:57 am on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        McNabb, Bernard Scott and Cincinnati. Although they’re all near coin-flips and should put up solid numbers across the board.

  • Brandon 5:21 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 10: The Return of Chris Chambers 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week ten. 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.)

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    • Amir 5:38 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Jamaal Charles?

      • Brandon 5:43 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I usually don’t include players that are already owned in around 80% of the Yahoo leagues out there and Charles is owned in 79%. Plus, he only got six carries (and caught three passes) with LJ out this past weekend…so he’s not a strong play anyways.

        • Amir 12:12 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With LJs departure are they just not gonna run the ball anymore? Any chance Kolby Smith sees action if Charles is ineffective?

        • Brandon 2:43 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Smith could very well see action right away, but I don’t think it’s going to make much of a difference. If you’re looking for 3-4 points out of the RB position, then feel free to take a chance on him.

    • F Chuck 9:55 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Chris Chambers or Ladell Betts? I have the 1st. pick this week on the waiver wire?

      • Matt 10:02 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on your needs, really – Portis will probably be back in a week or two, so if you need points right now (because your team is only borderline for the playoffs and every week is important), then it might be smart to pick up Betts and get what you can out of him before Portis returns. If you aren’t desperate for short-term points, Chambers is a better bet to continue to produce later in the season.

        • F Chuck 10:13 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          It is a keeper league but I wouldn’t keep either one. In reality it is more about “sticking it to” my competitors as I have a losing record in this league. Thanks for the “take”, F CHUCK…

      • Squish 10:25 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re only interested in pissing off then Betts is the better grab since he’ll likely be the most coveted of the week.

    • Jojo 11:26 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking ahead I have CHI def and GB def..I know?? Who should I cut ties with and which defense should I look to pick up moving forward? Is Cincy worth a look?

      • Matt 10:01 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The Bears still have to face Minnesota twice and Philly and Green Bay once each. I wouldn’t start them in any of those games, so that doesn’t leave you with much reason to hold onto them. Green Bay’s upcoming schedule is better but not stellar.

        The Bengals, on the other hand, have Oakland, Cleveland, Detroit and Kansas City on the menu in coming weeks. All juicy matchups. They’re by far a better bet than the two you have now.

        • Squish 10:24 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree with Matt. Though if Arizona is available grab them since they have a ridiculously good playoff schedule. And they shouldn’t be too shabby against a Seattle team they literally destroyed last time either.

    • Jojo 11:30 am on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Also, I have J. Cutler and only him. Should I pick up Sanchez, Freeman or T. Edwards for matchups?

      • Brandon 2:27 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t play any of those QB’s over Cutler.

        • Squish 11:55 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I could almost lean towards Sanchez but with Cutler facing such a good run defense, he’ll be airing it out all day and thus has to be played here.

    • Trevor 1:52 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      On a different not i need to pick up a defense to start since the NYG are on a bye. available are TEN vs. buf, CAR vs. atl, KC vs. oak, OAK vs. kc,

      • Brandon 2:29 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m high on Tennessee vs Buffalo this weekend. I think the Titans are starting to put it together and who knows what Trent Edwards is going to do for the Bills in his first game back from injury.

        • Squish 10:23 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I think Tennessee is getting it together too and Buffalo is as good a matchup as any.

      • Brandon 9:52 am on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You go with Tennessee? Defense of the week.

        • Trevor 2:08 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yep i went with the titans my best friends team btw haha it was a good choice. thanks for the advice guys. this website rules

        • Brandon 2:18 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Nice! Glad we could help. However, I’m not sure I can predict the defense that scores two touchdowns every week…but I’ll do my best!

    • Amir 5:02 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I own Jason Witten and no other tight ends. He gets a lot of targets every week but is currently the 15th ranked TE in my 10 team league. Do I keep taking my chances with him? There are some free agent TEs that beat him but none of them are consistant? Pick them up? Blah blah blah — whats you take on his fantasy season?

      • Brandon 2:31 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I still like Jason Witten down the stretch. He is getting looks from Romo every week, which is more than you can say for a bunch of the borderline TE’s out there. it would be nice if he saw some more looks in the redzone, but hopefully that will happen over the second half of the season.

      • Squish 12:01 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in a similar situation in a couple leagues. Unfortunately, unless you were lucky enough to grab Celek early on, you’re probably stuck starting Witten the rest of the year. Unlike Brandon though, I don’t see him getting any better. Dallas has the 28th toughest TE schedule for the rest of the year. It’s unlikely they’ll get any better for TE scoring if they haven’t done it so far. That being said, your TE wire is likely slim pickings so you’ll want to stay with Witten who constantly outperforms his matchups. He might have a few big games in him down the stretch.

        Now if you have a roster spot free, it may be worth picking up Pettigrew as a insurance policy that might turn into a borderline starter. Once Calvin Johnson is back in form in Detroit, Pettigrew will likely get less coverage applied to him. It’s a longshot but probably worth a look.

    • Porter 11:48 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, here are my starters this week:

      Peyton Manning (Colts QB) – vs NE

      Nate Burleson (Sea – WR) @Ari Sun

      Randy Moss (NE – WR) @Ind Sun

      Robert Meachem (NO – WR) @StL

      Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac – RB) @NYJ Sun

      Tim Hightower (Ari – RB) Sea

      Brent Celek (Phi – TE) @SD

      Dan Carpenter (Mia – K) TB

      DEF (Minnesota) Det


      Santonio Holmes (Pit – WR) Cin

      Devery Henderson (NO – WR) @StL

      Darren Sproles (SD – RB) Phi

      Kevin Smith
      (Det – RB) @Min

      Antonio Gates (SD – TE)

      Who should I start and who should I drop from my team, I have some decent FA available, Floyd for SD, Betts for Wash, Maroney for NE and some others. Your help is appreciated!!

      • Brandon 2:37 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Henderson over Meachem and Gates over Celek this week. As for dropping anyone, I’d stick with what you got.

        • Porter 4:00 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Gates over Celek..Really?? IDK, I can go Henderson over Meachem, but why Gates, he had two huge drops against NY and Celek has been $$ last two weeks.

        • Brandon 4:10 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Celek has only been money the past two weeks because he’s found the endzone in each. Even with his dropped passes, Antonio Gates isn’t going to be ignored when the Chargers get in the redzone. The Eagles are the second worst team in the league when it comes to points allowed to the tight end position.

        • Porter 4:16 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          OK, and you think Henderson and Burleson over Holmes at WR?

        • Brandon 5:25 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, they have better match-ups.

    • Jojo 12:05 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Housh or B. Edwards this week??

      • Brandon 2:33 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Braylon Edwards is a higher risk, but higher reward play this week against the Jaguars. Go with him and hope he catches a touchdown.

        • Squish 10:21 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree, I just can’t trust any Seattle WR against Arizona this week after their outing last time against them.

    • Luke 12:39 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Ochocinco or Greg Jennings this week?? Ocho didnt do much against the steelers in week 3 but then Jennings hasnt done much all season! What do you think? Its PPR league. thanks

      • Brandon 2:35 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there, as you’d like to get both of them into your line-up. I’m leaning towards Chad Ochocinco though to avenge himself against the Steelers this time.

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

        In a ppr league I’d have to go with Jennings. Jennings is historically very good against Dallas and has averaged almost 20 points per game in his 2 outings against them. The Ocho is averaged only about 14 points per game against the Steelers in his last 4 against them. He plays particularly poorly against them on the road so I wouldn’t look for him to have too big a day this week @ PIT.

    • LT 8:00 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Mr. Andre Johnson is on bye… who should I start, Devery Henderson or Austin Collie? My other wide is Reggie Wayne…

      • Squish 10:06 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Henderson straight up but I do think Collie will have a far bigger role in the game than he will. The only thing knocking Henderson above Collie is the fact that Collie has an injury of sorts from last week. It may be healed already but I’ll still take Henderson over him for that reason.

      • Brandon 9:59 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Henderson this week, who has a great match-up with the Rams and should get a few looks on deep routes from Drew Brees.

    • MattyIce02 9:17 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      need help…who should I start in my OP this week…Matt Forte or hope Kyle Orton rebounds??? Also, should I go with the Saints @ STL. or Vikings vs. DET for defense???

      • Squish 10:02 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If the scoring is standard, Orton should be a better play than Forte this week. Forte has a better matchup but QBs are always good for more points since their chance of scoring TDs is much higher.

        As for the defense, it’s really a toss up. I personally like the Saints. they aren’t the best in ground defense but they should be ahead all day forcing a horrible STL passing offense to be very active all day. The Vikings are a good play too but their passing defense scares me. Sure they won’t allow much on the ground but how much will Detroit really be running the ball? I’d say NO is your best bet this week. They may not get many sacks but they get turnovers like nobody else and almost 3rd of their TOs go for TDs. I like their chances.

        • MattyIce02 11:17 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks squish…the scoring is standard by the way, I feel like Forte has a tough matchup with the niners (which is why I’m undecided) but I feel like the Broncos will run..run…run….all day not giving Orton many attempts?? what do you think…still go with Orton??

        • Squish 11:49 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’d say yes. In standard scoring, Orton is predicted to have slightly more points and I think everyone can agree that he has a much bigger upside simply from being a QB. On the other hand, Forte faces a top 5 rush defense and Chicago has more or less become a passing team.

          I like Orton more because his defense should get him more chances to score TDs. Even if they run a lot, I still think he’ll get more red zone chances than Chicago will have against SF. Chicago’s defense on the other hand is shoddy at best right now. I have them losing that game which doesn’t bode well for Forte since Chicago will likely be down all game.

          It’s really up to you. The projected scoring for the two players is about the same. It’s just my personal rule to play a QB in a flex when you can even if that QB has a horrible matchup. In one league I’ll be playing Alex Smith over Tomlinson this week. I’ve done similar things all year and am leading the league in scoring. But that’s just my rule. You can do what you want. I don’t think it will make too big a difference (in this situation) either way.

      • Brandon 10:32 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to agree with Squish here on the Orton/Forte debate. I don’t think the Broncos offense is good enough to get them into a position where they can completely abandon the pass. Orton will throw plenty and should get a touchdown or two (hopefully to my boy Brandon Marshall!)

        As for your defense, both are great plays. I like the Saints this week though against Marc Bulger and the Rams, who are almost guaranteed to throw a pick or two against New Orleans. If they can take one back to the house, all the better!

        • Mattyice02 11:08 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks..Squish/Brandon, Orton it is

    • Ryan 11:14 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who should I start at TE this week. Jeremy shockey or Winslow. I am worried that shockey is playing a easy team and they may not air it to much. Winslow on the other hand is a roller coaster. Shockey the safer play?

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

        Oh yeah one more question. Would you play Chargers defense or the titans defense this week? Seems to me the Titans have a easy opponent in the bills. The chargers play the eagles. What do you think?

        • Brandon 10:36 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Go with Shockey and the Titans. If you’re worried about the Saints running the ball a lot, just remember, they have to score a few touchdowns first (most likely through the passing game) before feeling safe and switching to the PT Cruiser and the running game.

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

        Shockey is definitely the safer play. Wait another game to see how Freeman plays before you put your trust completely in Winslow.

        I’ve got to go with Tennessee for your defense. Like you said, they have a far better matchup. They also have gotten some key players back recently and should hit their real form in a week or two. The Chargers are facing an Eagle’s offense that is really starting to hit its stride. Play the Titans defense for sure!

        • ryan 4:17 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Ok I will toss another question in here. Should I trade winslow for maclin. My other WR’s are randy moss, wallace, and cotchery. I am working on a rb but it does not look like that is going to happen. Would you make this trade winslow for maclin?????

        • Brandon 10:27 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This trade seems pretty fair, just to provide you with some depth at the WR position. You start three receivers and only have three on your roster?

    • ryan 10:37 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I actually start only 2 usually. Randy moss or wallace/cotchery. I start 3 rbs in Frank Gore, mendehall, and addai. I will put one WR incase of a bye or something.

    • mike 1:05 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hopefully someones still here helping… got a confused WR slot im trying to fill. It literally comes down to me playing devery henderson or mike wallace…with my other WR being larry Fitz… any help would be nice…. i could also put in braylon edwards in the WR role.

      now for QB, I have Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan and Kyle Orton and they all seem strong…though i do seem to be leaning to start Matt Cassel over the other two.

      Thanks for anything even though its a little late on the notice

      • Brandon 1:27 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Mike, at wide receiver I’d go with Devery Henderson, who has a much better match-up and has been solid the past few weeks.

        At quarterback, I’m not high on any of those guys this week, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with Matt Ryan, with Roddy White scheduled to start and provide a big target for him. Good luck!

        • mike 1:40 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yeah im not high on any of those QBs either but if life gives you lemonade…..

        • Mike 2:38 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          guess going with Orton wouldnt have been too bad of an idea…lol

  • 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!
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    • 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


          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


      • 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.

  • Brandon 10:07 pm on October 20, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire pickups for week 8, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers (0.8% owned, Desperation Pickup) – Floyd is making the most of starter Chris Chambers being out and has a touchdown in the past two games (along with a 70 yard average.) San Diego plays in London this coming weekend, so expect Chambers to try his hardest to get out on the international stage, but Floyd will continue to get some looks.

    Josh Morgan, WR, 49er’s (2.5% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – The rookie showed promise in the preseason, but hasn’t lived up to the hype until this past weekend, where he had five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. As he gains more experience, expect him to become a bigger part of this offense. He’s a great keeper league prospect at this point. (More …)

    • Nick 12:05 pm on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am in quite a predicament. No thanks to that MORON Kellen Winslow. I have to keep added another TE each week with his injuries/illness and stupid suspension. I have managed to reap the benefits of the waiver wire each week and am tied in first in my league. These are the RB that I have. I need to drop 2 of them to make room for a kicker and a TE. Now one of them I have no problem getting rid of, it is the 2nd one that is giving me trouble.

      Maurice Jones-Drew – mighty mouse is staying
      Steve Slaton – money maker
      Jonathan Stewart – hit or miss, but still love the schedule for rest of the year
      Sammy Morris – after last week I love him to take over in NE
      Correll Buckhalter – has amazing value is Westbrook goes down again
      Dominic Rhodes – I have no problem dropping him since the next 3 opponents are TEN, NE, and PIT.
      Deuce McAllister – would suck to lose because Bush is out 2-4 weeks and they have SD, then a bye week and come back to face ATL and KC.

      My real problem is after Rhodes who would I drop….

      Buckhalter and hope I can pick him up again the next day. Or McAllister and just run with what I have left and possibly get him the next day. I hate this decision.

    • pastor 12:37 am on October 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Sammy Morris is out 3- 3 weeks, McAllister may be out 4 weeks with his looming suspension

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