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  • Brandon 6:19 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink
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    Just reading that the Dallas Cowboys have cut both RB Marion Barber and WR Roy Williams. Will be interesting to see where they land.

    • Brandon 6:20 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      and Bengals QB Carson Palmer is retiring…

    • Brandon 7:58 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Arizona Cardinals cut QB Derek Anderson and RB Edgerrin James retires (he was still “playing”?)

    • Brandon 8:36 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Seattle Seahawks sign QB Tarvaris Jackson to replace outgoing Matt Hasselbeck. Not sure that’s a great change!

  • Brandon 1:56 pm on October 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 7 FAIL – Dreadful Dallas 

    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 we have half a fantasy football team’s worth of Dallas Cowboys on the list, with their quarterback getting hurt, one of their running backs playing like he is hurt, and their top two receivers being shown up by a rookie.

    This week I made a minor change and included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a new worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up. As expected, drama-king himself, Brett Favre, leads the pack!

    Anyways, here are the rest of them…
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    • QB woes 8:11 am on October 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I hate to say this but, Romo was my starter and now I have Henne as my back up. I picked up Bradford just in case kitna didn’t do go (which was average). My question, should I start Henne, Bradford, or pick up Kitna (he is available). Also an option, I was offered Matt Ryan for Roddy White, straight up trade. Roddy White has really been giving me the most of my point so, I am reluctant to trade. My WR depth isn’t shabby ( Nicks, Royal, Santana Moss, Welker and of course White). What should I do with the options I have for my QB and trade situation?

      • Brandon 8:32 am on October 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Do NOT give up Roddy White for Matt Ryan…that’s for sure. At quarterback, there seems to be a group of quarterbacks this week that make decent starts and can most likely be found on the waiver wire. Jon Kitna and Ryan Fitzpatrick lead the group, but Matt Cassel, David Garrard, Matthew Stafford and even your boy Chad Henne could put up solid numbers this week. Even Josh Freeman could have a good game this week. If you have the roster spots to do it, I’d pick up Jon Kitna and Ryan Fitzpatrick, starting Kitna this week, and seeing where things go from there. To be honest, there really aren’t many top-tier, consistent quarterbacks this year that are out-producing the rest of the league on a normal basis, so rotating some of these waiver wire guys each week probably isn’t the worst thing you could do 🙂

        • QB Woes 8:54 pm on October 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon, gut was to not trade White, thanks for the reassurance. I decided to drop bradford and pick up Fitzpatrick, lets hope he goes nuts this week like he did last week.

          Literally every one of my WR are on bye, except for Welker, so i need some solid numbers to win this week.

          I love the website redesign by the way…just don’t like that it is not Mobile-friendly.

  • Brandon 10:32 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 12: Happy Thanksgiving! 

    awesome turkey graphicHere are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week twelve, 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!) With Turkey Day right around the corner and a record three games being played tomorrow, we needed to post the hits and misses ASAP this week. As usual, I left off a few obvious picks from the list, including Ricky Williams running over the Bills, Larry Fitzgerald smoking the Titans secondary and Greg Jennings beating up on the Lions, but there is still plenty of picks to go around. Hopefully everyone has a great holiday weekend, filled with lots of fantasy football points!

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    • John 11:01 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need 2 out of the following, Laurence Maroney, Robert Meachem, Cadillac Williams, Bernard Scott, Devin Hester

      • Shirley 11:04 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say Bernard Scott and Meacham/Cadillac.

      • Brandon 4:28 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey John, I have to disagree with Shirley slightly on this one. I agree with Bernard Scott (especially if Cedric Benson is ruled out again), but for your other spot I’d go with Laurence Maroney. I don’t trust Meachem against the Patriots defense, who has been pretty good at shutting down receivers this year.

        • Chandler 12:46 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          how do you think Colston going to do?

        • Matt 4:20 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Colston’s been facing a great deal of double coverage lately and has seen his red zone targets go to others (especially Meachem) who don’t get as much attention from defenses. Hopefully for Colston owners, defenses are soon going to realize that doubling Colston does little good since Brees isn’t particularly dependent on any one target. At this point, though, I’d consider him just a WR2 since Brees is more than happy to spread the ball around and take what defenses are giving him.

    • Shirley 11:07 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a good dilemma, I need to start two RBs: Bernard Scott (vs. CLE), Jason Snelling (vs. TB), Ryan Grant (vs. DET).

      I’m tempted to go Scott and Snelling because Scott’s going up against the Brownies and Snelling did great against the Giants last week. BUT Grant IS going up against the Lions…

      • Dennis 11:12 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would only start Scott if Benson is going to miss another game.

        • Shirley 11:28 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for the confusion, the question was posed with the assumption that Scott and Snelling would both start. I also have Michael Turner and Cedric Benson on my team.

      • e-roc 1:20 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        IMO, you have to start Grant v. the Lions… then sit back and enjoy your turkey, stuffing, and apple pie while the Lions get the stuffing beat out of them again on Turkey Day sans Megatron and Stafford..

        • Jon 1:34 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Have to start Grant. Great game against Sanfrancisco and only will be better against Detroit. Has been coming on as the season progresses

      • Brandon 4:26 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ryan Grant and Jason Snelling out of the three. At least you know Snelling and Grant will get the bulk of the carries, while it’s uncertain how the split will be in Cincinnati, especially if Benson plays.

        • Johnny 10:23 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have Snelling and was going to start him but I heard that Turner might play on Sun since he practiced today, should I start Beanie Wells or Reggi Bush?

        • Shirley 8:50 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think I read that Norwood may be coming back which would cut into Snelling’s carries.

      • Matt 7:33 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Scott’s a must-start if Benson’s out.

    • Dennis 11:11 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help. Pick 2… Pierre Thomas, Smith(NYG), Bernard Scott, Hightower, or Cartwright
      Better QB Hasselbeck or Alex Smith?

      • e-roc 1:18 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselback has a juicy matchup v. the Rams, but the Seahawks don’t play very well on the road… I think Smith has more upside and is a sneaky start this week at home v. the Jags.

        • Dennis 2:54 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          What about the other part?

      • Brandon 4:20 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Dennis, if it turns out that Cedric Benson won’t play, go with Bernard Scott and Pierre Thomas. Otherwise, plug Steve Smith in there. At quarterback, I’d go with Matt Hasselbeck and hope for a repeat of his week one performance against the Rams (minus the interceptions.)

    • e-roc 1:30 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – was this your way of answering some of my AtG questions? Haha. I guess I’ll be starting T.Jones and stashing McCoy, K.Smith and Mighty Mouse this weekend.

      The Crabtree recommendation confuses me because I’m already wondering if Alex Smith > McNabb this week.

      • Brandon 4:18 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, no actually, but hopefully it can start answering peoples questions anyways! Anyhow, if it makes you feel better, I’d still start Steve Smith over Michael Crabtree (maybe it confuses more?) I put Steve Smith as a Miss, when compared to other WR1 and WR2’s, while Crabtree is a Hit, when compared to other WR3’s.

        In terms of McNabb and Smith, it’s hard to bench McNabb when the team is so pass-oriented. I’d stick with Donovan, even with a tougher match-up.

    • Jon 1:30 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I need 1 – Greg Jennings, Steve Smith (NYG), Percy Harvin.

      My other two receivers are sydney rice and desean Jackson.


      • Brandon 4:13 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Greg Jennings of course…he’s the one on my Hit list! (Update: He’s not on my hit list, but I mention him in the introduction as a great play!)

    • ryan 3:07 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      K I have 2 questions this week.

      First. Would you start maclin or cotchery?

      second. Would you start Mendenhall or F. Jackson (they both have bad matchups)?

      • Brandon 4:10 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Maclin, just because I think the Eagles will throw twice as much as the Jets (and twice as effectively as Sanchez!) At running back, go with Mendenhall, since there is still a chance Marshawn Lynch could play and steal carries from Jackson.

    • Mal 5:45 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm just like one more opinion on these WR (they are waiver dregs)

      S Moss (@PHI)
      Floyd (KC)
      Northcutt (if Megatron doesn’t play) (GB)
      Bennett (@MIN)
      Britt (ARI)

      • Brandon 8:30 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m up for taking the risk on Malcom Floyd against the Chiefs this weekend if you haven’t already made your decision.

    • Helplease 8:53 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a chance to pick up chris chambers off of the waiver wire. Im looking to drop breaston or moss. Im thinking moss this is definitely a smart move ?

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

        I actually made the same move in several leagues. Go ahead and drop Moss and he’s definitely useless this year. Breaston could still have a few big games in him and we know Chambers should be solid the rest of the year thanks to the lack of options in KC.

        • Helplease 2:16 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks did it and also dropped Breaston while I was at it and grabbed Maclin. After seeing last week where they threw not one pass his way. So this is my team in a must win situation. PPR league where there’s 1 QB 2 RB 2 WR 1 FLEX 1 K 1 DE I went ahead and didn’t play Kevin Smith today against GB. How would you go with this line up. I feel my WRs are all good and have potential for big games it just comes down to match ups. Thanks.

          QB Donovan McNabb
          Eli Manning NYG
          RB Maurice Jones-Drew
          Jason Snelling
          Kevin Smith DET
          WR Chris Chambers
          Santonio Holmes
          Mike Sims-Walker
          Michael Crabtree
          Jeremy Maclin
          TE Zach Miller
          Fred Davis David Akers
          DE Arizona Cardinals
          Philadelphia Eagles

          Thanks again and Happy Thanks Giving !

    • Sean 11:02 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      1 PPR League for week 12…who would you start at my 2nd RB spot?

      Benson, Scott (I realize Benson if he is healthy but could you give me scenarios for which I should avoid either one – i.e. – they are going to split carries), Forsett, Cartwright, B. Wells, Fargas

      I really can’t screw this decision up. I’m in a four-way tie with 3 other teams at 6-5. We currently occupy spots 3-6 if the playoffs started today (we only get 6 in out of 12 teams). The team I’m playing is also 6-5.

      • Squish 10:09 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you have to wait to here what’s going on in Cinci. If Benson and Scott both play, Forsett may end up being a better play than either of them. If Benson doesn’t play, definitely play Scott. You’ll have to wait to make your decision.

    • Allan 8:28 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help!!!!! Do I start Eli Manning or Warner?

      • Squish 10:08 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d have to go with Warner. It looks like he’s fine to play and he has a great matchup.

        Eli’s matchup isn’t too good against a great Denver pass rush that’s third in the league in pass defense.

        Go with Warner

    • Squish 10:12 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Man, I’m torn right now between playing the Eagles defense or Packers defense this week. I think I’ll probably just play the Packer’s defense so I have something to watch today (despite their injuries). They should do fine.

      • Brandon 8:22 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully you did indeed play the Packers, as they ended up with a pretty solid performance!

    • Trevor 3:01 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have a little dilema. witten who plays today or fred davis?? and another one Seattle or Giants DEF??

      • Brandon 8:21 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who’d you end up playing? Witten had a solid game.

        • Trevor 11:05 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          i went with witten bro. im glad they looked his way often. keep up the good work guys

    • Brian 6:27 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I currently have Michael Crabtree. But I was wondering if Percy Harvin might have a better performance this week than him.

      • Brandon 8:19 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If your league awards points for return yards, I’d go with Percy Harvin. Otherwise though, I think Crabtree is in for a solid game against the Jaguars this Sunday.

    • ken 5:34 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i was hoping for a big game from finley too this week…and then donald lee showed up stealing points from him. GB loves to play “which guy is it going to be this week” with their TE and WR’s. Eff Driver and Lee for stealing points away from my guys Jennings and Finley lol.

      • Brandon 8:21 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although I don’t have any of the Green Bay players on my team, I agree with your thoughts completely! They did their best to make my predictions look less-than-spectacular

        • Ken 3:39 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          lol yea. There was no logical reason to see the game turn out that way. Def a shock to see Lee get as many plays and looks as he did with how well Finley played before his injury and after.

          And Jennings is frustrating as all hell. I can understand when Rodgers sees pressure…but against the lions…argg

          damn you donald driver for robbing greg of his deep passes

    • ken 3:36 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      any thoughts on chris chambers vs devin hester this week?

      • Brandon 7:48 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although the Bears offense is a constant source of frustration, I think you want to start Hester today, as his match-up is a lot better and the last time the Chargers/Chiefs played, Matt Cassel had a rough day.

    • DFonz 11:45 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What do yall think? shoud I start Snelling or Turner?

      • Brandon 12:45 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to not go with Turner when he’s playing. Go with The Burner and hope for the best.

  • Brandon 7:53 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    Some quick player news:

    • The Seahawks are preparing this week as if quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will NOT be the starter, so if you have him on your team, you might consider picking up his backup, Seneca Wallace. Wallace usually puts up some decent numbers when given the chance and should fill in for Hasselbeck pretty well.
    • Looks like there is a good chance that Marion Barber won’t be running the ball for the Cowboys the next few games, so if you have Felix Jones, he’d make a great start in the Barbarian’s absence.
    • It might be smart to bench my boy, Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, for a little while until he can prove that he’s getting the system down. As his numbers through two games prove, the chemistry just isn’t there yet with quarterback Kyle Orton and there isn’t much to make you believe it’ll change anytime soon.
    • keith alexexander 2:07 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hasselbeck and mcnabb help me plzz…
      i got both of these injured chumps with kerry collins as my backup in a two qb league with great HB’s and great WR’s that i don’t want to drop for a QB should i drop hasselbeck for a few weeks??

      • Matt 3:20 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s really too bad about Hasselbeck, I was expecting big things from him this season. I think you might be able to roll with Collins for the time being; depending on what’s available on your waiver wire, he’s probably your best bet.

    • shoun 3:17 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What about Eddie Royal? Should I drop him and pick up Sims-Walker? My other WR-Moss,Colston,Reggie Wayne and Percy harvin. Can use WR at flex but y backs aren’t strong.

      • Matt 3:24 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        OK, for one thing, with a WR corps like that you should be able to roll to a championship without lifting a finger. How many teams in this league? Four?

        I like Sims-Walker a lot at the moment, but he’s obviously far from a known commodity. I wouldn’t give up on Royal yet – of the two, I still like Royal a little bit better despite his slow start. Once Marshall gets back in gear, Denver’s offense still has the potential to return to its high-flying ways.

      • Brandon 6:12 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Matt on this one. Stick with Eddie Royal for the time being, as he’s much more of a proven commodity than Sims-Walker, who has had 2 good games his entire career. I figure Orton can only get more comfortable with Royal, Marshall and Stokley as the season goes on.

  • Brandon 5:06 pm on September 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Last minute hits and misses heading into your draft 

    If your league hasn’t had it’s draft yet (such as the two Matt and I are in), I felt it necessary to share my last minute thoughts on some key players at each position. I’ve created two teams, The Hits and The Misses, that include players you should target or avoid in your league’s draft. Keep in mind that I’ve intentionally left out some of the most obvious guys and focused on the players that you might not have thought about as much.

    The Hits

    QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Rodgers quietly had one of the best years of any fantasy quarterback last season, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. The offense returns intact (and a bit healthier overall) and should allow Aaron to put up even better numbers this year. In many leagues, he’s being drafted after Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Kurt Warner, but when all is said and done, he could have better numbers than all three of them. (More …)

    • Ryan 3:42 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Although I agree with you for most of your pics for hits and misses I think you may be looking a little low for your RB positions. Yeah Ryan Grant was good in 2008…but hamstring problems will seriously hamper him. It takes that bit of an edge of his running. I do expect him to improve….but not that much. You nearly have to include one of the guys in this list of Fantasy Football Halfbacks. Brandon Jacobs would probably have been my pick for someone who is going to have a massive year. The keyword being MASSIVE!!

      • Brandon 11:03 am on September 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ryan, I was looking for the less-obvious guys who will have great years, so while I agree the other running backs on your list will do well, Grant is someone who may be getting overlooked in drafts. His hamstring injury should be behind him at this point and I think he’s primed for a great season…one like the second half of the 2007-08 season.

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