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  • Brandon 4:10 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Cedric Benson vs Matt Forte: What have you done for me lately? 

    Remember when Cedric Benson was the Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears? He was a running back that everyone had given up on and we all chuckled when he was signed by the Bengals. He then proceeded to put up very average numbers over the 2008-09 season for the Bengals, finishing with 747 yards (3.5 ypc) and two scores. That same year, the new kid on the block in Chicago, replacing Benson, rushed for 1,238 yards (3.9 ypc) and eight touchdowns to become the next up-and-coming fantasy football star. That kid was Matt Forte out of Tulane University.

    Fast forward to the 2009-10 season, where the roles were reversed. Forte hit a sophomore slump, finishing with under 1,000 yards and only four touchdowns, while Benson barreled his way to 1,251 yards (with a solid 4.2 ypc) and six scores.

    Now, as we all prepare for the 2010-11 fantasy football season, it seems that no one cares about either of these players beyond one season ago. Just a few notes on the two players…

    • Cedric Benson has never played a full 16 game season.
    • Matt Forte has never NOT played a full 16 game season.

    • Cedric Benson has 37 receptions, 296 receiving yards and 0 receiving touchdowns over the past two years.
    • Matt Forte has 120 receptions, 948 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns over the past two years.

    • Cedric Benson has had four “average” seasons as an NFL running back.
    • Matt Forte has had one “average” season as an NFL running back (sophomore slump?)

    I just find it odd at how these two players are looked at going into this season. Someone feel free to change my mind if you want/can. Until then, I’m hoping to snag Forte as a sneaky, mid-round pick in my league drafts.

    Update: Just found a blog that shares my pseudo-optimism in Matt Forte this year. In his post Don’t Nap on these 10 SLEEPERS!, John Charles of Fantasy-Football-First.com writes about Matt Forte:

    Analysis: This time last year some were making the debate that Forte was worthy of the # 1 pick. He had a disappointing season in which he finished #18 for fantasy running backs. He averaged 10.2 points a game. Would you take 10 points a week out of your RB2 position? I would. I think he improves on that a bit this year and could average 12 points a game which should put him in the top 15.

    Strategy: Fantasy football owners have a short term memory so the thought of Forte being a first round bust last year will be fresh in their minds. Mock Drafts have him going in the 4th-6th round and being the 21st running back selected. I am targeting a 4th round steal and it might be hard to pass him up in the 3rd round.

     
    • Tommy 12:52 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What do you guys think of this mock draft?

      Your Team
      1. Rashard Mendenhall (Pit – RB)
      2. Ryan Mathews (SD – RB)
      3. Tony Romo (Dal – QB)
      4. Chad Ochocinco (Cin – WR)
      5. Hakeem Nicks (NYG – WR)
      6. Vernon Davis (SF – TE)
      7. Jeremy Maclin (Phi – WR)
      8. Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG – RB)
      9. Baltimore (Bal – DEF)
      10. Nate Kaeding (SD – K)
      11. Devin Aromashodu (Chi – WR)
      12. Donovan McNabb (Was – QB)
      13. Braylon Edwards (NYJ – WR)
      14. Clinton Portis (Was – RB)
      15. Donald Brown (Ind – RB)

      • Tommy 12:52 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I had the 9th pick out of 10 btw.

      • Brandon 9:53 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm, you’re pretty stacked at running back and Romo and V.Davis should hold down the QB and TE positions, but at wide receiver it’s a little scary. Ochocinco is risky as your WR1 and Nicks/Maclin are both a little risky to round out the crew. Braylon Edwards as a backup might make up for it though. I wouldn’t be too disappointed though if this was my team in an actual league. There will always be free agents after the first week or two to pick up to solidify the WR position.

    • Archie 10:59 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello guys, u helped me to great success last year. I am in a keeper league and am approaching the deadline to let some players go. Which two should I keep from Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings, Ochocinco, Jamaal Charles and Deangelo Williams. Thanks

    • Archie 11:03 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Also there is an 8 person draft with reverse order in the second round. Where is the best place to pick in the first round?

      • Brandon 11:49 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        In an 8 person draft, I’d say the best spot is at the front of the draft, probably 1-4. This would ensure you get one of the big names as your RB1, along with a solid 2nd and 3rd pick, which isn’t all that far away. In a 12 team league, the first pick is dangerous because of all the talent gets drafted between your 1st and 2nd pick.

  • Brandon 11:49 am on August 18, 2010 Permalink
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    I might end up regretting it, but right now I'm on the Matt Forte bounce-back b… 

    I might end up regretting it, but right now I’m on the Matt Forte bounce-back bandwagon http://bit.ly/aEZGK5

     
    • Squish 6:12 pm on August 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m also on that bandwagon but I’m not drafting him because he’s in a Martz offense. Besides Chester Taylor is the better back anyway.

      • Brandon 8:25 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Maybe, but Taylor is 32 and Forte is only 25…gotta give the young gun the benefit of the doubt (sophomore slump hopefully.) Remember, it was only two seasons ago where he rushed for over 1200 yards and had 8 touchdowns!

      • Matt 8:58 am on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not capable of thinking rationally about Forte this year. I was so pumped going into last season in our keeper league with Forte and Brady as my first two picks. I didn’t know. I DIDN’T KNOW.

    • e-roc 8:20 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I would roll the dice with him him in a later round behind a one-two combo of 1)MJD/Rice and 2)R.Mathews/R.Mendenhall….

      • Brandon 8:26 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        You think Mathews will slip to the end of the second round?

    • e-roc 8:50 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      …In our league… (I’m also drafting 3rd, which means I’ll get the 18th pick coming back…) In the first two rounds of last year’s draft there were only eight RBs taken. With all 10 players returning, I’m guessing the draft will unfold in a similar manner this year. I wouldn’t be disappointed to get DAW at that spot either.

      • Brandon 2:23 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, that seems to be about right. According to fftoolbox.com there are 9 RB’s in the top 20 picks and Ryan Mathews is averaging around pick 20. Hopefully it works out for you!

        • e-roc 2:59 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon.

          On a side note, would you rather pick MJD or Ray Ray with the 3rd pick? Keeping in mind… 0.5 PPR for RBs..

        • Brandon 3:03 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          That’s the million dollar question for those picking #3! I guess my answer is MJD, unless Willis McGahee is traded and Ray Rice becomes the unquestioned feature back in Baltimore. Then I might go with Rice.

  • Brandon 2:39 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 16: CHAMPIONSHIP TIME! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for this week. It’s championship week for most league’s out there, so hopefully these tips can help you bring home the bacon! As usual, please feel free to leave a comment on any of our posts with additional hit/miss questions and we’ll try our hardest to get back to you in a timely fashion. Good luck!

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    • Tommy 3:14 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my dilemma, heading into the finals…

      We have at QB:

      Jay Cutler vs. Minnesota
      OR
      Matt Moore @ NYG

      At running back, pick 4:
      Maurice Jones Drew @NE
      Jamaal Charles @Cincinnati
      Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Carolina
      Jerome Harrison vs. Oakland
      Quinton Ganther vs. Dallas
      Maurice Morris @SF

      At WR, pick 3:
      Vincent Jackson @Tennessee
      Devin Thomas vs. Dallas
      Chris Chambers @ Cincinnati
      Dwyane Bowe @ Cincinnati
      Mike Thomas @ NE
      Justin Gage vs. SD

      Thanks dude, as always.

    • Shane 3:48 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking for a little help:
      Sitting Peyton Manning this week i’m left with two options
      Big Ben vs. Baltimore
      Alex Smith vs. Detroit

      Also WR help:
      Driver vs. Seattle on the Frozen Tundra
      Crabtree vs. Lions miserable secondary at Candlestick
      Meachem vs. Tampa Bay at home

      • Tommy 4:57 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Alex Smith will have a huge game vs. Detroit.

        Am I supposed to pick one WR? If so, then Crabtree. I’m a big fan of having a QB-WR duo on the same team (I have Rivers, Jackson, and Gates all on my team).

      • Brandon 10:46 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy on Alex Smith, but at receiver I like Robert Meachem, who should rebound with a touchdown this week as the Saints fight for home field advantage through the playoffs. All of those receivers make solid plays though.

    • Anthony 3:52 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help with Flex Spots. I have Robert Meachem for WR and MJD for RB. I need to players for my flex spots. I have Mike Sims Walker, Laurence Maroney, Jason Snelling, Mike Sims Walker, Cadillac Williams, Josh Cribbs (no points for return yds), and Chester Taylor.

      Thanks!

      • Anthony 3:52 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        need two players*

      • Shane 3:59 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        MSW and Maroney

      • Brandon 10:53 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Laurence Maroney and Jason Snelling (against the worst run defense in the league) this week.

    • Luke 4:10 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys Merry Christmas
      I need 2 RBs from Addai, Deangelo Williams and Maroney, and i need 2 WRs from Fitzgerald, Ochocinco and Jennings
      Thanks

      • Tommy 5:58 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Addai and Maroney

        Fitz and Ochocinco

      • Matt 9:43 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep an eye on Williams, but at this point the ankle doesn’t look good. Fitz is a must-start every week, and Ocho’s got KC so that’s a winner.

    • Zack 5:20 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help in starting 3 WR
      Vincent Jackson
      Randy Moss
      Andre Johnson
      DeSean Jackson

      • Matt 9:04 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Those are some ridiculous options. Andre Johnson is the absolute must-start of this group. Even though you’d normally think of Moss as a must-start, I’d bench him in your case because he’s gone five games in a row without a 100-yard performance, that troubling one-catch game was only two weeks ago, and he’s averaged just over three catches per game over the past five.

    • Tommy 5:59 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sit V-Jax. Tough decision though- those are 4 WRs that could be the #1 on any given fantasy team.

    • NIck 6:49 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need Help 3WR –ppr

      D. Jackson vs broncos
      H. Ward vs Ravens
      Mike sims-walker vs Pats
      Crabtree vs lions

      • Matt 9:45 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Hines Ward this week against a banged-up Ravens secondary. Crabtree’s the odd man out for me.

    • nero 8:05 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking pretty good going into the championship game with a healthy team and great matchups to boot while my opponent has some really tough matchups, a key guy that might sit and injury problems.

      Last week I started (we get return yards btw).:

      Rivers
      Moss
      Fitzgerald
      Cribbs
      Rice
      Wells
      Tony Gonzalez
      Saints
      Tynes
      James Harrison (this week I picked up Beason for this slot)

      My opponent has
      McNabb
      Mason
      Cotchery
      DeSean
      Barber
      Harrison (he picked him up this week for Forsett, he’s got Turner out)
      Dallas Clark
      Steelers
      Nugent
      London Fletcher

      My question is related to my RBs. I had been using Pierre Thomas all year long until 2 weeks ago but it’s been effort poorly spent.

      I have been toying around with the idea of starting Wells and Thomas this week to avoid the Steelers run D with Rice but there’s no way to bench him. So Wells or Thomas? Right now I’m leaning heavy towards Wells since hes the man, riding a 2 game TD streak and even the Texans could run on the Rams, plus I expect AZ to get up early.

      • Matt 9:51 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree – you’re going with Wells for all the right reasons. This is going to be a rout and the Cards use Wells far more than Hightower in these kinds of games, with last week’s game in Detroit (17 rush, 110 yards and a score) a perfect example of what he can do against a bad opponent. He’s a virtual lock for a nice game, whereas the same certainly can’t be said for Thomas, who hasn’t found the end zone since week 11.

    • Matt Scott 9:54 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 issues with my chamionship game this week.
      Manning or Benro in Week 16???
      NYG Steve Smith or Hester/ Clayton…My other WR is Mason.
      Pats or Carolina D???

      • Matt 9:54 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        QB – Which Manning? If it’s Peyton, then go with him. If it’s Eli, then go with Ben.
        WR – Smith. By a mile. Don’t overthink this one.
        DEF – Pats. But check your waiver wire. Are the Falcons or Cowboys available? (See my post on this.)

    • Sam 11:40 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      this is who I have, who should I start. Some are obvious put I’m still putting my whole line up.

      QB – Rivers, Orton
      RB – C. Johnson, Ganther, M. Morris, Jennings, Westbrook
      WR – Austin, Ochocinco, Avery, Burleson, J. Morgan
      DEF – SF or NE

      1QB
      2RB
      2WR
      1WR/RB
      1DEF

      • Matt 9:58 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        QB – Rivers by a mile, no question.
        RB – CJ + Ganther
        WR – Austin + Ocho (by a mile)
        DEF – 49ers. Again, by a mile.

        These are all straightforward picks, which is great – no second-guessing.

        • Sam 10:56 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yeah i thought so. What about for the flex spot? I’m thinking Morris over Morgan?

        • Brandon 11:51 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          As you say, go with Morris over Morgan.

    • Dean 12:38 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      First time in Championship. Have a couple of questions. I have on my team…
      QB-Romo, Smith
      RB-Rice, Harrison, Wells, Maroney, Jackson
      WR-R. Moss, Djax, NYG Smith

      We play 1 QB and I must start a min of 1 RB and 1 WR above. I have three more slots for RB/WR mix. Who should I start?
      Thanks a bunch and Merry Christmas!!

      • Matt 10:05 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I worry about Romo this week – Washington shut him down pretty well earlier in the season, and despite their issues they always show up to play in division games. Smith has Detroit, one of the sweetest matchups for any fantasy QB, and in your shoes I think I’d give him a shot over Romo.

        There’s no way you bench Harrison this week. Absolutely no way, especially given that he’s got another sweet matchup. So go with him, both Jacksons, Rice, and Moss.

    • Sona 4:57 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yeahhhhh! made it to the finals! 🙂 Thanks for the help till now 🙂 Need your opinion TE options : Kellen Winslow or Fred Davis. Flex position: Ganther, Maurice Morris, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes Def available: Falcons, 49ers, Colts and Steelers

      • Brandon 10:08 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Fred Davis at tight end, Holmes in the flex spot and at defense, go with the 49ers.

    • Nick 12:06 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What kills me is that any bozo can make an internet fantasy page. Even the ones that charge typically have incompetent people giving their opinions. Think about this. Buffalo has the #5 pass defense in the NFL for 2009. This week they lost their #1 corner and their all pro safety who has 9 ints. Now, how is it that you can tout the great Buffalo pass defense. THEY’RE NOT PLAYING!!! Do your homework! And their #2 corner is out too! Who’s gonna cover?

      • Brandon 10:09 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll make sure to refund your money right away…

    • Brandon Walsh 12:50 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys, looking for advice from anyone who would like to share it.

      My RB situation is totally messing with my head.

      Pick 2

      Marion Barber…coming off his best game of the season and up against the pitiful Redskins.
      Jonathan Stewart…if Deangelo is out again this guy seems to dominate. Going up against a decent Giants run D.
      Lawrence Maroney…at home vs. the Jags, he has been my most consistent back over the last few weeks. I also have Brady though, so if the Pats get shut out or limited to FGs then I’m screwed by playing both guys. (I know its unlikely)
      Pierre Thomas…on the best offense in the league, but has really been pretty lousy for the last 4-5 games. No PPR for RBs in in my league, otherwise he’d be a must start. Up against the Bucs worst run D in the NFL.
      And the Sleeper.
      Last weeks mystery stud Michael Bush…I’m not really considering him, but he did have a huge game last week, and this week he plays the god awful Browns.

      Thanks!! Merry Xmas.

    • Bobby Triplett 12:54 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I went from worst to first in the last 8 weeks, and now I find myself in the championship game.
      We are a PPR league and here is what I have so far… Would love your advice bro. Love the show man.
      Bobby

      QB: Palmer
      WR: A. Johnson
      WR: A. Bryant
      RB: R.Grant
      RB: L. McCoy
      TE: D. Thomas
      FLEX: M. Morris
      DEF: Atlanta
      D: L. Briggs
      D: B. Cushing

      K. N Keading

      Here is my bench… If you think anything should switch let me know man thanks.

      WR. A. Collie
      WR. L Moorse
      WR. M. Massaquoi
      RB. J. Forrset
      QB. C Henne
      TE. Z Miller
      K. L Tynes
      D. C. Sessions

      • Brandon 11:48 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The only real change I’d consider making is replacing Antonio Bryant with Austin Collie. Collie will most likely not be one of the Colts benched early if they decide to go that direction in this game. Good luck.

    • erik hassy 3:23 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a tought choice to make between Santonio Holmes, Ocho-Cinco and Chris Chambers at WR. Who should I start and should I bench Michael Bush against the Cleveland sieve D and use one of the WR as a flex?

      • Brandon 10:05 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Holmes and Ochocinco at wide receiver, with Michael Bush over Chambers in the flex spot. The worry with Chambers is that Dwayne Bowe will take over as the top receiver now that he’s back in the swing of things.

    • Patrick 4:08 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Quarterback Dilemma:

      I have Manning slated to start v. Jets; but Warner v. Rams on the bench. My gut says go with Warner v. Rams (they are terrible) but he has been average at best the past two weeks. But Manning faces the #1 defense in the NFL, and may have limited playing time…

      What to do?

      • Brandon 10:03 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Warner just in case Manning doesn’t play the whole game.

    • Amir 4:32 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      KEEPER LEAGUE QUESTION —

      I’m in a keeper league and think I have a decent idea about who to keep on my roster — does anyone know of any article with a list of possible sleeper keepers for the next year (our rules are you can keep anyone you just lose a draft pick 2 rounds higher than the round they were originally drafted)

      Let me know

    • DFonz001 10:41 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Well guy I’m in the championship game and I’d like to say thank’s for your help when I needed it, good luck to you as well. I needed to know If I should start
      QB: Peyton Manning or Alex Smith
      WR: Randy Moss, Brandon Marshall, or Santonio Holmes (I need two receivers)
      RB: Laurence Maroney or Marion Barber
      I’d really appreciate your help as you can see I have good players thats why its so hard for me to decide.

      • Brandon 11:43 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Alex Smith with a great match-up against the Lions. At receiver, Moss and Marshall, with Maroney filling out the running back spot. Good luck dude!

    • DFonz001 10:43 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      By the way MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    • Chris 12:21 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mason or driver this week?

      • Brandon 11:42 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yahoo apparently loves Donald Driver this week, but I’m going with Derrick Mason, who has a touchdown in two straight games is the uncontested number one receiver in the offense.

    • Greg 3:03 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Maurice Morris or Brian Westbrook? Normally a no brainer. You can’t predict BW’s touches but I don’t trust backups who have one good game as a fill-in #1. Westbrook is home and Morris is away. Denver has batter D. I’m squarely on the picket fence and it’s not comfortable.

      • Tommy 6:36 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        10000000% Maurice Morris. Westbrook is a complete gamble, and Maurice Morris is guaranteed carries.

        • Greg 11:06 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Here’s another one. Chris Chambers or Hakeem Nicks. RE Nicks, I shy away from bad hammies, but I think his projections are rising. Someone knows something! As of now I have Chambers penciled in.

      • Brandon 11:39 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Gotta agree with Tommy here, go with Maurice Morris.

    • ChadClay 3:54 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas!
      I would like some lineup help please. I am in a PPR league that rewards return yardage. Thanks for your help!
      QB: Aaron Rodgers
      RB: Ray Rice, Thomas Jones, Beanie Wells, Forsett, or Hightower.
      WR: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Miles Austin, or Johnny Knox (I need two)
      TE: Jermichael Finley or Fred Davis (I need one)
      Flex: Any of the above WR’s or RB’s (I need one)

      Thanks again!

      • ChadClay 3:55 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry. Forgot to say how many RBs I need. I need two. Thanks again!

      • Tommy 6:35 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        RB: Ray Rice and Beanie Wells
        WR: Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald
        TE: Fred Davis
        W/R: Miles Austin

      • Brandon 11:46 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy for the most part, but I like Jermichael Finley over Fred Davis this week. I wish you could get Thomas Jones in there somehow, but it looks like he’ll have to cheer your team on from the bench this week.

    • Harry 7:12 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas All !!! Should I start New England or Miami D this week ??? This is for all the marbles….LOL Thanks for any input !!!

      • Brandon 11:09 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with New England this week…I have a good feeling about them playing at home.

        • Harry 11:11 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thank You 🙂

    • aker 8:34 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got Gonzalez at TE. Finley is available, and I’m looking to find points anywhere I can get them. Thoughts as between the two? Gave up Vernon Davis earlier in the season thinking that I would never justify starting him over Tony G. Don’t want to foolishly overestimate Gonzo again. Your advice is always appreciated.

      • Brandon 11:38 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Gonzo this weekend. He’s been getting looks on a consistent basis all season and there’s no real reason to switch to Finley.

    • Suzanne 3:30 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help! At QB — Matt Schaub or Alex Smith?

      • Tw 5:45 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        SF is not playing for their play-off lives and has a running game, Smith looked poor last wk, DET is improving
        I’d stick with Schaub
        GOOD LUCK

      • Brandon 11:04 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tw here, go with Schaub who plays a Dolphins team that was just lit up by Vince Young of all people last week.

    • Lucas 4:42 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In the final – $600 on the line playing the number 1 team
      PPR, 1pt/20yds rush/rec, 6 pts/TD
      Need 2 RB: Rice, Wells, PT, Harrison
      Need 2 WR: Colston, Driver, Crabtree
      Need 1 TE: Dallas Clark,Finley
      Am thinking Rice, Wells, Colston, Crabtree, Finley
      Thoughts?
      Worth mentioning that my opponent has Rogers, so Finley over Clark seems like the right move (IND may rest starters). Really torn over Driver vs. Crabtree.
      My line-up (as of now):
      Brees, Rice, Wells, Colston, Crabtree, Finley, Bironas, Cards D

      Opponent:
      Rogers, AP, Benson, Wayne, Welker, Winslow, Akers, Ravens D
      How do you like my chances???

      • Brandon 11:09 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also like Rice, Wells, Colston and Finley, but at receiver I’d go with Donald Driver, who has proven to have more big game potential than Crabtree at this point.

        As for your chances, it should be a pretty good battle, but hopefully Reggie Wayne has a short day and gives you the slight edge. Good luck and feel free to “donate” a bit of those winnings to the FFGeekBlog cause!

    • Tw 5:59 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Driver w/ Finley helps cover rodgers better
      Starting colston w. brees gives you the edge
      Good luck

    • Greg 10:05 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hakeem Nicks (bad hammie but his projections seem to be rising) or Chris Chambers?

      • Brandon 10:56 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess if you hear that Nicks is starting when they announce the actives/inactives, you could consider starting him, but I’d just go with Chambers who is definitely going to start and continues to put up numbers for the Chiefs.

        • Greg 12:18 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. I agree.

    • Leah 10:18 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Schaub or Brees . . . in the Finals. Decisions Decisions

      • Brandon 11:03 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that’s a tough (but good) decision to have to make. Last time the Saints played Tampa Bay, he didn’t rack up all that much yardage, but he still managed three touchdowns. I’m guessing this week he throws for some solid yards and again gets the touchdowns as well as his team fights to clinch home field advantage in the playoffs. Go with Brees.

    • Swaimy 11:11 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      tough calls
      RB
      Thomas Jones or Jamaal Charles
      WR
      Mike Sims-walker or Hines Ward

    • Chadclay 11:57 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your feedback!

    • eric ivy 12:40 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ok so i got aaron rodgers chris johnson frank gore derrick mason tony gonzalez 49 ers d and jeff reed …. my flex spot choices are t.0. santonio holmes cadilac n collie. who should i pick

      • Brandon 12:46 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Santonio Holmes. The other guys are too inconsistent or risky (if Peyton sits early.)

  • Brandon 3:46 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 14: Win or Go Home! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for the upcoming games, 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!) In most leagues out there this is the first week of the playoffs, so you absolutely need to win if you want to continue your journey towards that league championship. Hopefully a few of these hit and miss suggestions will help you make those tough roster decisions and if they don’t, please feel free to leave a comment with your specific situation. Good luck!

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    • Lindsay 6:25 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I was able to land myself in 3rd place in a 10 team league so I am in the playoffs, but without a bye this week. My RB position is seriously sad and getting worse each week it seems, so I need some help.
      My roster right now looks like this

      QB Romo, Orton
      WR Colston, Smith(nyg), Meacham, Collie, Avery, Bess Floyd
      RB R. Williams, Forte, Ganther
      DEF Jets

      I am thinking Romo at QB…Colston, Smith, and Meacham for WRs and maybe Williams and Ganther for my 2 RBs…I need a flex play…last wk I played Avery over Bess which wasn’t so great, but who could predict that. I am thinking Avery again this week. Please let me know what you think of my lineup and who I should switch out if any!! Thx for all your help!!!

      • Lindsay 6:26 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, I also have Evans, who I normally wouldn’t consider but he does have a good matchup in KC this week…

      • Brandon 8:36 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with your gut…Romo, Colston, Smith, Meachem, Williams, Ganther, Jets and Avery.

    • Trevor 9:14 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      so i have to pick 2 RB and 1 RB/WR :
      Forte, F. Jackson, Forsett, Wells, A. Byrant, S. Morris, Buckhalter???
      its a toughie and all of your opinions will help thanks

      • Brandon 8:22 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not high on him this week, but I guess you’ll want to throw Matt Forte in there, along with Fred Jackson and Correll Buckhalter (and hope he has another week like last week.)

    • Brandon Walsh 4:17 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      2 of these 4 RBs: Pierre Thomas, Marion Barber, Jonathan Stewart, Laurence Maroney
      1 of these 2 TEs: Greg Olsen, Tony Gonzalez

      • Brandon 6:37 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with the PT Cruiser and Maroney. At tight end, go with Gonzo.

    • Coach Mike 4:33 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Lost both Ronnie Brown and Slaton to IR so my (pathetic) RB choices are (need two):
      Forsett, Ganther, Beanie Wells, Chris Brown, Cadillac Williams,

      Help please….and wish me luck. Thanks

      • Brandon 6:32 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Quinton Ganther and Chris Brown are probably your best bets…good luck!

    • Ron 9:24 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please help w/ Turner likely out – need 2 from J Stew, Bell, Snelling, Buckholter. Norwood. Also pains me but I need to bench one from Calvin, Meachem and Marshall…Thanks

      • Brandon 6:31 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, that’s a pretty tough decision, but I guess I’d bench Brandon Marshall against a solid Colts defense. In terms of your running backs, Correll Buckhalter and Jonathan Stewart are probably your best bets. Just hope that Stewart gets a touchdown and Buckhalter can take a few screen passes for solid yardage.

    • Not Barry Sanders 9:29 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yo B…my RB sitch is a mess…started Mendenhall – lost Portis, Westbrook AND now Slaton…so I need to choose 2 + a pick a flex (I may use a WR for flex but not sure) from this mess…Moats, Buckholter, Snelling, Felix Jones, Cartwright, Lynch & Fargas. Last week I used Correl vs KC and he cam up big – Lynch has same matchup and similar situation…Thanks for your help

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

        Wowsers that is a motley crew you have there. Depending on your receivers, you probably want one of them in the flex spot. If they’re not any good though, your top three running backs this week are probably Fargas, Buckhalter and Felix Jones (high risk, high reward.)

    • Ken 10:41 pm on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson and Randy Moss for my WR. (4 team league)

      I’m considering benching Wayne and Jackson for Sidney Rice and Robert Meachem. Any thoughts on this decision?

      • Brandon 6:21 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Tough one there, as all of them are pretty solid options. It’s hard to bench Meachem while he’s so hot right now, so I’d probably plug him in for Vincent Jackson. As for Moss and Wayne, I think you have to keep them in over Sidney Rice just because of their potential.

    • Adam 9:02 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s fairly clear that you don’t know what you’re talkin’ about.

      • Matt 9:14 am on December 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        An excellent, well-reasoned argument.

  • 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.

      Help.

      • 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.

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