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  • Brandon 3:29 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 3: Plaxico who? 

    Here’s our waiver wire recommendations for week two, starting with a pair of receivers who seemed to have solved the questions the Giants had at the position. As I mentioned last week, 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. This week I’ve added the Yahoo! ownership rank (in parenthesis) for each player so you know which guys have a better chance of being available in your league. Anyways, here we go…

    Get ’em in there

    • Mario Manningham, WR, Giants (58%) – He’s rocketed up from being a “Pretender” to having me believe he and Smith will be the Giants top receivers this season.
    • Steve Smith, WR, Giants (70%) – Looks like he’s become Plaxico Burress’ replacement and should be Eli’s top target all year.
    • Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos (48%) – As long as he stays healthy, it looks like Buckhalter is the man in Denver. He’s worth starting as a borderline RB2 or flex play based on the match-up.
    • Brent Celek, TE, Eagles (49%) – Celek showed some skills last season and it has apparently carried over, as he’s now put up solid numbers in two straight weeks. If you’re not getting production out of your current tight end, give Celek a try.
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    • Squish 4:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Another good waiver list! Mine always seem quite a bit shorter but you hit on every guys I’d consider grabbing.

      I’m currently big on Manningham and Knox at WR but I’m only watching everyone else. Henderson is looking good now but I have to believe that Brees will let up eventually and when he does, the WR situation in NO will be a crapshoot. Colston’s presence increased ad Moore is still out. I have to believe that once things even out in NO, Henderson won’t be much better than an WR3. Manningham and Knox however could easily grab WR2 status.

      At RB I agree for the most part. Bell is now a must own. I think its a little early to pick up Forsett even if he starts next week. I have Buckhalter in several leagues but its hard to believe Moreno won’t start getting the better half of the carries eventually. I wish I was lucky enough to be in a league with Brown unowned lol. Another suggestion to think about, Darren Sproles. I realize he should be owned in every league but I found him on waivers in better than half of my FleaFlicker leagues.

      I think we can all agree that the glass is full when it comes to TEs. I’d only consider picking up Celek at the moment but in deeper leagues Heap is worthwhile too.

      I was surprised not to see any QBs on your list. Surely Leftwich is at least worth picking up and holding. He’s ranked 10th right now in most formats just ahead of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The best part is that there is no way his offense can get any worse. If anything it will get better and he’s made the most of having Winslow as a target. Once Bryant gets up to speed, watchout! I’m grabbing him in all leagues that I’m weak at QB2. He was always the better of the two QBs in Jacksonville before. Watch him easily surpass Garrard this year. He’s easily worth dropping Sanchez among others (Delhomme, Pennington, Campbell).

      On another note, I have a question. Would you guys consider dropping either Walter, S. Moss, or Eddie Royal in standard leagues to pick up one of the WRs mentioned on your list? Also, is it dump time for J. Jones or Olsen yet?

      • Brandon 7:31 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point on the lack of quarterbacks, maybe the site malfunctions have distracted me a bit or something! Anyways, I’m still not sold on David Garrard. Who is he even throwing the ball to besides Kellen Winslow and Michael Clayton? Running backs? He might fit my “Stopgap” category, but I’m not sure I can put him any higher than that until he proves he has some consistency.

        P.S. Cross your fingers that your recent comments aren’t deleted if Lunarpages decides to screw up the site again!!!

      • Brandon 7:34 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        In terms of your receivers, at this point I’d drop pretty much any of those receivers for Steve Smith and would consider dropping Kevin Walter for Mario Manningham. As for Greg Olsen and Julius Jones (is that who you mean?), I’d hang on to Jones at this point, but I’ve almost lost faith in Olsen as a top-tier tight end this season. While he might do alright, there are many other TE’s out there already putting up solid numbers.

    • Brandon 7:38 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      One quarterback I would think about putting in the Stopgap category this week is Seneca Wallace, who will be starting for the Seahawks this weekend with Matt Hasslebeck not expected to play.

    • Shirley 9:55 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Earl Bennett (CHI) on my bench right now. I’m thinking about dropping him to pick up Johnny Knox since Knox has a higher fantasy point average and his lowest fantasy points for either week were higher than Bennett’s highest in a week.

      LIST OF SOME THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WAIVER WIRE: Brandon Stokley, Nate Burleson, Chansi Stuckey, Kelley Washington, Jason Avant, Miles Austin, Antwaan Randle El, Kenny Britt, Julian Edelman, Davone Bess, Bobby Wade.

      • Brandon 10:42 am on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It’s still a toss up as to who Jay Cutler will select as his favorite wide receiver in Chicago, but Johnny Knox is probably the favorite at this point. I’d rather have Knox on my team than Bennett at this point though, so I’d make the move. None of the other names on that waiver wire list really interest me a whole lot besides Nate Burleson (if Hasselbeck was healthy) and Davone Bess (only useful in PPR leagues.)

    • Josh 4:45 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I traded T.J for Percy Harvin what you think?

      • Brandon 10:11 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Interesting. I’m not sure I would have traded someone you drafted so early for Percy Harvin, who is still a big question mark for the season, but it could turn out to work for you. So far Housh hasn’t done that much through the first two games and now Hasselbeck is hurt, so it could get worse before it gets better.

    • Josh 5:02 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      also should i drop LJ for Justin Forsett… also drop Earl Bennett for Glen Coffe?

      • Brandon 10:12 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        How about you drop Earl Bennett for Justin Forsett? I think Forsett has more value than Coffee and LJ has more value than Bennett.

    • Luis 1:29 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      lookin for a RB/WR play: McFadden or Johnny Knox?

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with McFadden. I’m not liking the Bears passing game this week against the Seahawks in Seattle.

  • Brandon 9:37 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink
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    While Saints running back Mike Bell's 143-yard performance this weekend had no … 

    While Saints running back Mike Bell’s 143-yard performance this weekend had no impact on any of my match-ups, I felt the need to complain on behalf of all those who were negatively affected by his existence in week one. Doesn’t it just grind your gears to think that a waiver wire, injury fill-in scored more fantasy points than potential first round draft picks Michael Turner, Matt Forte, Steven Jackson, Brandon Jacobs and Chris Johnson? Let’s just hope that Pierre Thomas takes back over when he returns and the fantasy football world can right itself.

     
  • Brandon 9:46 am on September 13, 2009 Permalink
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    Finally we've reached that day you've all been waiting for…the first Sunday … 

    Finally we’ve reached that day you’ve all been waiting for…the first Sunday of the 2009-10 NFL season. Good luck to everyone! Before game time though, I wanted to share a few last minute notes that may affect your team…

    • For all of you who took a chance on Cleveland backup running back James Davis, you might have to wait another week to see what you really drafted. He is listed as questionable for today’s game after suffering a minor head injury (in which he was briefly hospitalized) in a car accident yesterday. Keep him on your bench until he proves that he’s the real deal (and healthy.)
    • I was one of the people who were under the impression that Reggie Bush was fully healthy and ready to roll this week, but apparently that might not be the case. Scout.com is reporting that he might not be fully healthy and that it’ll be backup Mike Bell who will get the majority of the carries, although Bush should still get around 15 touches. I’m still starting Reggie in my PPR league, as I think he’ll still be used in the passing game, but I’m hoping this news is bogus and he rips off some big runs today.
     
    • e-roc 5:56 pm on September 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Remember how my back-up QBs are Delhomme and Stafford? Now that McNabb is out, my nightmare has come to fruition.

      Should I drop Delhomme and pick up Vick? J. Campbell? J. Russell?

      • Brandon 9:23 pm on September 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Oh man, not a good way to start the season. I guess you could go with Jason Campbell, but he’s not going to do anything special. McNabb’s backup could be worth consideration as they have some good options in the passing game. Delhomme should rebound though, so maybe give him another week if you can risk it (unless the team benches him or something!)

        • e-roc 11:45 am on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m screwed. Not to mention I also have Steve Smith…. *waves good-bye to 2009 season*…

        • Brandon 1:25 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, keep the faith e-roc. I have Steve Smith in one of my leagues and I’m not ready to give up on him yet!

      • Squish 5:27 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Grab Garcia as McNabb insurance.

  • Brandon 10:13 pm on September 7, 2009 Permalink
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    • Hopefully managers who drafted Pierre Thomas to be one of their starting running backs had a Plan B for at least week one, as he now has a laceration that required stitches in addition to the knee injury that he’s been suffering from for the past few weeks. Even if he plays, it might not be at the level you are expecting from one of your top draft picks. If he doesn’t play, expect a lot more work for backup Mike Bell and Reggie Bush.
    • While the running back committee in Tampa Bay is sure to cause headaches for fantasy team managers all season, the latest update is that Cadillac Williams, not Derrick Ward, has been named the team’s starter. Pretty amazing stuff considering the injury he is returning from, but apparently they will still rotate all three running backs (Earnest Graham being the other) all season, so good guess on who to start if you have one of these guys on your team.
     
    • Ken 8:02 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got Pierre Thomas, Ronnie Brown, Jamal Lewis, and Mike Bell (insurance). Should I wait and see and start Bell if Thomas does not play? I can’t see playing Jamal against Minnesota this week.

      • Brandon 10:03 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ken, it’s looking more and more like Pierre Thomas is going to be a game time decision unfortunately, but due to his lingering injury troubles, I’m sure Mike Bell will get at least some of the carries, so he might be worth the risk. If Thomas is ruled out, then by all means start Bell. Early in the year though Jamal Lewis is going to get plenty of carries while the team decides how much to mix in backup James Davis, so it might not be the end of the world if you have to start him and hope that he can break at least one long run or score a touchdown.

      • Brandon 1:11 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        By the way Ken, we might not always catch these questions when asked as comments on posts, but if you submit them as Ask the Geek questions, we’ll make sure to answer them officially. You can submit the questions here: http://www.ffgeekblog.com/contact/

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