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  • 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:

      QB
      Peyton Manning (Colts QB) – vs NE

      WR
      Nate Burleson (Sea – WR) @Ari Sun

      WR
      Randy Moss (NE – WR) @Ind Sun

      WR
      Robert Meachem (NO – WR) @StL

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

      RB
      Tim Hightower (Ari – RB) Sea

      TE
      Brent Celek (Phi – TE) @SD

      K
      Dan Carpenter (Mia – K) TB

      DEF (Minnesota) Det

      Bench

      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

          Matt,

          What if it’s not a PPR league?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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    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

      BLOGGERS SPEAK

      • 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!

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    Hits & Misses – Week 6: Brady Back in Business 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week six, 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!) Normally I would leave off the most obvious picks, such as Tom Brady against the Titans. However, the Patriots passing game hasn’t lived up to it’s billing so far this year and there are managers who are probably considering benching this week, so I’ve included him as a reminder to get him in your line-ups! Anyways, here we go with the hits and misses for the week… (More …)

     
    • Ken 3:11 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I suck at RB this year. My star RB is Jamal Lewis lol, who happens to make your miss list this week.

      I have Leon Washington, Jamal Lewis, Mike Bell and Sammy Morris. Any suggestions?

      I also have Johnny Knox in as a flex right now, but picked up Jeremy Maclin after his big week last sunday. Knox as a real starter is more reliable, but he’s up against atlanta, while maclin is up against oakland after his big week. You think its worth the risk going for Maclin over Knox here?

      Thanks guys

      • Brandon 3:47 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I’m not lovin’ that running back crew you have there, but if you need to start two this week, go with Leon Washington and Jamal Lewis (as he’ll at least get the bulk of the team’s carries.)

        • Squish 11:18 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I actually like Morris better than Washington. He’ll get a majority of the touches in NE while Taylor is out

    • Amir 3:16 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My league is 1 rb 2 flex and 2 WR (10 teams)
      I have
      RB: Gore, Ray Rice, K Smith, Hightower, Donald Brown
      and my WRs are kind of weak: MSW, Santana Moss, Antonio Bryant, Nate Washington and Donnie Avery,

      I just traded K Smith for Housh — One of the players in my league really thinks I got screwed over here but I really have an abundance of RBs and I would think i can start Housh most weeks going forward (Kind of a Seattle fan and I’m believing now that Hass is back) — What do you think about this trade?

      • Brandon 3:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I see no issue with this trade. With only one mandatory RB spot, having a lot of depth at the position isn’t all that important (and can sometimes be aggravating when you can’t decide who to play!) Now you can start Sims-Walker, Moss, and Housh regularly, along with Gore and Rice.

        • amir 4:05 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          eh im not a huge moss fan — hopefully antonio bryant turns into something decent or maybe even start hightower with good matchups — but i definitely think this gives me more flexibility as opposed to be bound by teh 1 mandatory RB

        • Brandon 4:35 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, Santana Moss is very frustrating to own…he either goes nuts or does nothing. As long as you have other decent options (Housh and Sims-Walker) to hold down the WR position in his off days though, you should be all set.

    • lou 10:43 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Rivers and Hasselbeck, who should i start?

      • Squish 11:20 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselbeck for sure this week.

      • Brandon 8:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Squish…go with Hasselbeck, who’s playing one of the worst pass defenses in the league, while Rivers plays one of the best.

        • David 10:11 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I just picked up Hasselbeck. Benching Shaub

    • Brian 10:48 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have 4 WR and I need to pick 2, who should I go with?

      Ochocinco
      Burleson
      Royal
      V. Jackson

      • Brandon 8:32 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although Vincent Jackson has been a best this year, you might want to sit him this week. Ochocinco and Burleson have great match-ups and should deliver for your team.

    • John 11:58 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I should start Campbell over RIvers this week??

      Also which 3 players out of the following should I start this week?
      Santana Moss, Mike SimsWalker, Tashard Choice, Cadillac Williams, Devin Hester, Mohamed Masaqquoi, and Chester Taylor.

      • Brandon 8:38 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep Rivers in there, as he’s proven that he can be effective against good defenses already this year a couple times. As for your RB/WR’s, go with Santana Moss, Mike Sims-Walker and Devin Hester (I have a good feeling about him this week as he appears to be 100% healthy.)

      • Jeramie 12:27 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Im playing the undefeated team this week in our league, so im trying to figure out my best options…I have 2 spots open. I have the choice of Dwanye Bowe who is a F/A , Mike wallace (WR ) PIT who is on my bench and also Mike Bell (RB). Which 2 should I play this week….Thanks

        • Brandon 7:49 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like the two wide receivers, as Bell is A) returning from injury, B) playing a great defense in the Giants, and C) playing second fiddle to Pierre Thomas.

    • e-roc 9:33 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      IMO, MJD is a bust vs. all the preseason fantasy hype, especially for a guy who’s flying solo on his team.

      Q1: Would you start Donnie Avery over Steve Smith (NYG) this week? I will be starting Steve Smith (CAR) and TJ Whosyomama.

      Q2: Do I start Thomas Jones (NYJ) or Kevin Smith (DET)?

      • Brandon 10:26 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey E-Roc, I’d agree with you that MJD is somewhat of a bust, but a lot of running backs are disappointing so far this year and the Yahoo! guys seem to pick him as the top RB of the week on a consistent basis, so they must believe in him still.

        For your receivers, stick with both Steve Smith’s. Avery needs a few more solid games to prove that he can be consistent enough to start over someone like Smith.

        At running back, I like Thomas Jones against the Bills, who are giving up the third most fantasy points to the running back position this year.

    • Gavin 11:05 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      QB-McNabb or Hasselbeck?

      RB-Slaton or Sammy Morris?

      • Brandon 10:20 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        For running back go with Slaton, as the Titans should stop Morris pretty good. As for your quarterback question though, you’re in a pretty nice position there as both guys have excellent match-ups. It’s almost a coin flip decision, but I’m leaning towards McNabb against a Raiders defense that was lit up by Eli Manning and the G-Men last weekend.

    • T-Rex 11:36 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In a 12 team PPR with flex…..would you trade Rice and Royal for RMoss and LJohnson?

      I have depth at running back: Gore, Thomas/Bell, Rice, Moreno, Bradshaw and I’m looking to upgrade at WR (i have Andre Johnson, Burleson, Royal, Bennett)

      The thought of Moss and Johnson as my two WRs is almost interesting enough to take on Larry’s baggage. What do you think…go for it, or hold out for something better?

      • Brandon 10:15 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like that trade given the depth at running back. Would they be willing to take Moreno instead of Rice? Probably not, but just curious. I think Moss has a big second half of the season ahead of him and would be a great addition to your team.

        • T-Rex 12:06 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon – glad to see we were thinking along the same lines. In the end I got Randy Moss and Beanie Wells for Knowshon and Eddie Royal.

          I decided on Beanie’s 2nd half upside over LJ’s week in/week out reality….think I still got the better end here?

        • Brandon 7:51 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like that trade. They’ve said they will try to get Wells more involved in passing downs (which is almost every down for the Cardinals), so he should improve as the season moves on.

    • Yoboy 11:56 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kyle Orton or Philip Rivers?
      this week they face each other

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Rivers, he’s beat up on some solid defenses already this year.

    • Jone 11:05 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      I need your advice. Should I drop Pierre Garcon or Mario Manningham for Jeremy Maclin on waiver wire?

      • Brandon 10:12 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go for Jeremy Maclin. It looks like he’s being heavily considered to take over Kevin Curtis as the #2 receiver in Philly, while Garcon is rotating with Austin Collie and whose role is not ensured once Anthony Gonzalez returns.

    • jo 7:46 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mike Bell or Tim Hightower??

      • Brandon 7:47 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Hightower and hope he catches a few passes out of the backfield to pad his stats.

    • Holly 9:14 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK I’m at a loss for who to play this week… please help!

      Options are:
      RB: Correl Buckhalter, Adrian Peterson, Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush
      WR: Terrell Owens, Earl Bennet, and Lance Moore
      TE: Owen Daniels or Kellen Winslow

      Basically I can have 1 TE, 2 WR, 2 RB and then a flex position.

      I’m well into my BYEs and do not have a clue what to do! Please help!

    • Holly 9:27 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I also have the opportunity to pick up Steve Breaston or Kevin Walter too…

      Any help would be greatly appreciated….

      • Brandon 11:03 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d actually recommend picking up both Breaston and Walter in exchange for Bennett and Moore.

        If you DO make those two moves, then start T.O. and both receivers, plus Peterson and Bush. If you don’t make the moves before the games today though, start Peterson, Bush, Buckhalter, T.O. and Bennett.

        For your tight end, start Kellen Winslow. Good luck!

        • Holly 12:17 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon!

          I’m going to make your recommendations! Good luck in your own league! 🙂

    • Tracy 11:59 am on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Drew Brees and Eli Manning, both are going to have tough games today and not sure who to start – what do you all think?

      • Brandon 12:10 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Drew Brees at home, while Eli still has that hurt foot to deal with against a tough Saints defense.

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    The Wire – Week 4: Time to wake up and smell the Coffee 

    Here’s our waiver wire recommendations heading into week four, leading off with a guy who should have been a mandatory handcuff heading into the season, but apparently was not. As usual, The Wire is organized into four categories: Get ’em in there, Pick up and hold, Stopgaps, and Pretenders. “Get ’em in there” are the players worth of a start right away, while “Stopgaps” are the players who will get you through a short-term injury or bye week. “Pick up and hold” is just what is sounds like and “Pretenders” are those players who might have had one good week and immediately picked up in every Yahoo Public league out there…don’t waste a roster spot and waiver claim on them. In addition, you’ll find the Yahoo! ownership rank (in parenthesis) for each player so you know which guys have a better chance of being available in your league.

    UPDATE! I’ve added Tashard Choice and Dante Rosario to this list after last night’s game, just to let you know.

    Get ’em in there

    • Glen Coffee, RB, 49ers (48%) – It looks like Frank Gore will be out a week or two, so all of you who handcuffed Coffee to him in the draft are happy right now…the others, not so much. Glen didn’t play all that well, but he was going against a tough Vikings defense. He should put up decent numbers in Gore’s absense, as the team plays the Rams and Falcons in their next two games.
    • Denver DEF (64%) – Who ever thought they’d be the top ranked defense after three weeks?! Seems that they’re the real deal.
    • Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos (67%) – He had 108 yards on Sunday and while he splits carries with Knowshon Moreno, he makes for a decent injury fill-in RB2 or flex play from week-to-week.
    • Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars (69%) – Sims-Walker is trying his hardest to wrestle the WR1 role away from Torry Holt and now has 12 receptions over his past two games. He makes a decent WR3 or flex play at this point.
    • Brent Celek, TE, Eagles (79%) – This guy is one of the best tight ends in the league so far this season and is still only owned in 79% of the leagues out there. I assume he’ll be taken in at least 95% after Sunday’s 104 yard and a touchdown performance.

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    • Wolf 8:53 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I currently have Carlson and Olsen for my TEs (I started Olsen week one and two with no luck.. switched to Carlson for week 3 and guess what? Olsen had a great game on my bench).. Now I am unsure of what to do with Either of them and Brent Celek is available for me to grab up. Any words of wisdom?

      • Squish 2:37 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was an Olsen owner in many of my leagues and I’ve been dumping him by the wayside. Even though his game looked decent, he still didn’t do too well overall. Until this week, he was only the third ranked TE ON HIS OWN TEAM! I’d keep carlson as he’s still getting plenty of targets. If Celek is available, go after him! He’s the most targeted TE so far this year and both Kolb and Mcnabb like throwing to him.

      • Brandon 8:34 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As Squish says, grab Celek for sure. The guy has been HUGE so far this season. As for the other two guys, I still think Olsen has more upside and his receptions have increased each week. Carlson has more value when Hasselbeck is the team’s quarterback, so the sooner he can come back, the better.

        • Wolf 10:17 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Well, due to the byes coming up, I am already squeezing one extra bench around to fill in spots, so to pick up Celek means dropping Olsen or Carlson.. and Celek has a Bye week, so I have to play whoever I keep. Olsen is up against the Lions this week (Carlson is against Colts), so would you agree I should drop Carlson for Celek and then play Olsen during week 4?

        • Brandon 10:31 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I think it’s worth it to drop Carlson and play Olsen this week, if it means you have Celek on your team for the rest of the season.

      • J L 11:28 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Grab him!!

    • Eric 9:54 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Fellas – I’m contemplating a big risk-reward kind of trade right now. We start 1 QB, 2 RBs, and 4 WRs, no flex backs. I’m pretty solid at RB and QB – McGahee, LT, Gore, and Brown (at least once everyone is healthy) and Warner/Flacco/Palmer. I’m not so hot at WR… Braylon, Henderson, Bryant, Moore, Bennet, Sims-Walker, and Breaston… Although Sims-Walker and Breaston are showing life, and I have faith in Henderson/Moore most weeks. One of the guys in my league is pretty solid at WR, but needs a backup QB, and his best RB is Slaton, even with his slow start. He also has Berrian, who I think could have a big rest of the season now that Favre is starting to heat up and throw more downfield. I’m thinking about offering McGahee and Palmer for Slaton and Berrian… crazy or a solid risk play given my situation?

      • Brandon 8:39 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade McGahee, even for Slaton at this point. The Ravens offense is running on all cylinders right now and Willis is their goalline guy. Plus, you probably want to target a better receiver, as I don’t see Berrian being much better this year than the guys you already have. As you’ve seen already from the Vikings, most of the time they run the offense through Adrian Peterson, so Favre has to do his best to distribute the ball to Harvin, Rice, Berrian, Taylor and Shiancoe.

    • Shirley 11:27 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Even though week 3 isn’t officially over, I’m 0-3 in one league which will put me again #1 in the waiver order with which I’ll take Pierre Garcon….

      Dilemma #1: I have Hasselbeck & Warner at QB. Warner has a bye and I don’t know if Hasselbeck will be back next week.
      I wanted to grab the 49ers DST (vs. STL) to replace Packers DST (vs. MIN) to start & sit Jets DST (@NO). Since it seems you can’t count on defenses to do well or poorly as predicted, should I just find pick up a QB on the waiver wire and drop the Packers DST?
      ON WAIVER WIRE — Brett Favre, Josh Johnson, Kyle Boller, Matthew Stafford, Seneca Wallace, & Chad Henne

      Dilemma #2: I have 4 RBs (Ryan Grant, Michael Turner, LeSean McCoy & LenDale White. Turner & McCoy have a bye next week.
      This wouldn’t be a problem but I want to try and offer one of my RBs to a player who has banged up or mediocre RBs in order to get DeSean Jackson.
      List of my current WRs: Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Mario Manningham, & Michael Clayton (will drop him for Garcon).
      So assuming the owner will go for it, should I trade a RB to get DeSean?

      • Brandon 8:42 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Defenses are really hard to predict in most cases, so I would focus your waiver pick on a position player. Brett Favre looked really good last week and will probably put up the best numbers out of all those guys you mentioned. Given how the Bills played against the Saints this past weekend, you might just keep in the Jets defense, as they look pretty solid these days.

    • Bob 11:48 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was offered Shaub for Slaton before this weeks games. Don’t know if the other owner will still do it but do you think it’s a good trade? I’m concerned that Kubiak is going to continue the Slaton – Brown (semi) time share with Brown vulturing TD’s. Will Brown’s fumble this week will give Slaton an opening for some red zone touches? Also, with the Texans defense being so miserable Schaub should be throwing a whole lot more when they are behind.

      • Brandon 3:58 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It seems that this season the offense is going through Matt Schaub, as opposed to Steve Slaton like last year. The passing game is off to a great start, while the team can’t seem to run the ball with any consistency. It depends on who your quarterback is though, as well as your other running backs.

        • Bob 7:13 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have Flacco and Farve as my QB’s and Gore, Coffee, Rice, and Moreno as my RB’s. Thanks!

        • Brandon 8:50 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          With that group of running backs, you might want to keep Slaton around. I know he’s struggled early, but he should turn it around and put up better numbers than Moreno and Rice in the long run. Your quarterbacks should hold down the position if you play the match-ups (Flacco is much improved over last year!)

    • Jones 1:13 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      This week in my league TJ Housh, Santana Moss and Wes Welker were dropped from teams. Mike Sims-Walker is also available. My WR’s right now are Wayne, Driver, Smith (NYG), Harvin and Evans. I’m thinking of dropping Evans and adding Moss.

      • Brandon 3:54 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that’s crazy that those guys were dropped and they should all be universally owned (even if they’re of to rough starts.) How many teams are in your league? I like Welker the most out of the group, as he’ll be putting up solid numbers once he actually gets back on the field. Can you pick them all up? Hah. Maybe you can trade some of your receivers and pick up those guys, as they should put up solid numbers at the position for your squad.

        • Jones 3:53 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          8 teams in the league. I can’t pick them all up because these are my RBs (Gore, Westbrook, Williams) so I have to pick up Coffee or Choice by dropping R Bush. I already picked up Welker when I saw he was dropped and I’m going to try to add S Moss by dropping Evans. Would you drop Harvin for TJ Housh?

        • Brandon 9:51 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          That’s a tough one. If your league awards points for return yards, definitely stick with Harvin. You might just wait a week or two and see if Housh is still available. By then, maybe your situation has changed and you’re in need of his services, but until then, it looks like your team should be more than equipped to hold down the WR position.

      • RB 8:25 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would need to see Harvin have a bad week first, and see Hasselback return. Last week with Seneca QB’ing in Seattle, Burleson was target number 1, not Housh. I’d ride Harvin until you see some cracks.

    • Jeff 2:41 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      should i drop mike bell for tashard choice?

      • Brandon 3:51 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Choice has the most immediate value, as Bell is still nursing an injury at this point. When Mike Bell returns, he’ll most likely be the backup to Pierre Thomas, who looked really good this past weekend. Once Marion Barber and Felix Jones are back though, Choice’s value diminishes dramatically. Not sure if this helped at all, but if you shed a little more light on what you are looking from either of these guys (start right away, depth, etc) maybe we can be more helpful.

    • Brandon 4:21 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If you’re looking for some other waiver wire tips, the Fantasy Football Librarian lists a bunch in her recent post: Advice for the 0-3 to the 3-0 teams

    • chris 5:03 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a spot for a reserve back on my team and the following are available: Felix Jones (I have barber) Knowshon Marino, Leon Washington and Fred Taylor.

      • Brandon 8:41 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would say Felix Jones, but he’s injured now and will probably miss a game or so. Tashard Choice makes a solid play if Barber and Jones are still limited, but in the long term he’s won’t be too productive if the other guys are healthy. Knowshon Moreno and Leon Washington are both going to see plenty of carries in their respective offenses, but I’m leaning towards Moreno. He should get more and more carries as long as he remains productive, while I think Washington’s role in the offense is pretty well determined at this point.

    • Sona 5:06 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Week 4 : Julius Jones is available in my league, do you think i should drop Derrick Ward to pick him up? Also I am considering dropping chargers defense for Glen coffee, Gore 🙁 . I hope Wes Welker returns this week, I am not liking Santonio Holmes, what do you suggest? I am celebrating my hat-trick win but playing against another person who celebrated hat-trick this week.

    • Sona 5:09 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Week 4 : Julius Jones is available in my league, do you think i should drop Derrick Ward to pick him up? Also I am considering dropping chargers defense for Glen coffee . I hope Wes Welker returns this week, I am not liking Santonio Holmes, what do you suggest? I am celebrating my hat-trick win but playing against another person who celebrated hat-trick this week.

      • Sona 6:17 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Also considering dropping Hines ward for Mike Sims-Walker, what do you suggest?

        • Brandon 8:47 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I definitely wouldn’t drop Hines Ward for Mike Sims-Walker at this point. I think Sims-Walker is going to be pretty inconsistent this year, while Ward should put up decent numbers each week.

          As for your running backs, Julius Jones doesn’t have a Cadillac Williams-type guy to compete with, so he has a better chance to get the majority of the carries for his team from week to week. I would make that move.

          In terms of dropping the Chargers, I’d definitely do this if you A) have Frank Gore and/or B) have a decent defense to play and don’t need SD.

          By the way, in case you were thinking about it, don’t drop Santonio Holmes. You might wait for a breakout game and trade him if you really don’t like him, but he’s too good to send to waivers.

    • Wish I. wereplayingyou 6:17 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t believe how freakin retarded this advice is–gee what an “expert” you are!! Way to focus on the short term, and lose sight of reality–gee I wonder why the Denver Def. has statistically showed something?!! Wouldn’t trade Willis for Slaton?? Drop Olsen?! Wow you are a bufoon!

      • Brandon 8:33 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I recommended keeping Olsen over John Carlson, not sure where you are referring to. As for McGahee vs. Slaton, maybe McGahee’s the hot hand and maybe Slaton’s better long term, but right now everything is leaning in Willis’ favor. Do you think Willis McGahee’s production is going to drop off a lot for the rest of the season? I don’t see it happening. I see McGahee/Rice as last years Chris Johnson/LenDale White or DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart.

      • Amir 12:37 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Jeez — what a hostile post!
        1) Do you watch the same NFL games? Steve Slaton STINKS! McGahee is a STUD right now
        2) Olsen was decent last week but come on there are a lot of tight ends that are outproducing him
        Plus these guys are just giving their advice — No one is making you trade/drop/pick up or do anything — Start your own blog if you think you can give better advice!

    • The Don 1:43 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Steve Slaton drop or kee

    • Jared 2:49 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have the choice of using my first position waiver to pick up Moreno or Coffee and I am definately hurting at RB. Which one would you pick up if you need a win this week and are starting season 0-3?

      • Brandon 9:53 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are you looking for a starter right away? Or just RB depth. Coffee makes the better start this weekend with Frank Gore out, while Moreno is the better long term option.

    • Mike 2:57 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My league starts 2 QBs and one of the teams has both qbs on bye. While there are qbs available on ww because of injuries/benchings, I may have a shot at trading one of my qbs. I have Peyton Manning, Trent Edwards and Kyle Orton. I was thinking of offering Orton (still undecided if I like him better than Edwards) and Lance Moore for Delhomme and Welker. Not sure that he’ll accept it but what are your thoughts? I may have to throw in Derrick Ward or Bradshaw for Coffee to sweeten the deal. Would you still do it? I have AP and Benson as my other rbs.

      • Brandon 10:01 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If Welker improves your WR corps, then that trade seems to make sense. Are there any quarterbacks on free agency? How will you fill your QB spots when you have bye weeks? In terms of adding any running backs, I’d stick with Ward and Bradshaw if possible.

    • Andy 9:06 am on October 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I picked up Jerome Harrison, but need to decide who will have the bigger day, him or Ahmad Bradshaw (only other option is playing them both and benching Jerricho Cotchery). Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 10:19 am on October 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Jerome Harrison who will get nearly all of the carries this week with Jamal Lewis and James Davis out.

    • Jeramie 12:50 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there, 4 of my starters are out from a bye or injury this week. I was wondering who you would choose to go in your flex position between:

      Mike Bell ( RB ) NO
      Correll Buckhalter ( RB) DEN

      • Brandon 10:09 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It looks like Correll Buckhalter is good to go for Monday and has a much better match-up than Bell. Go with Buckhalter.

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