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  • Brandon 11:34 am on November 8, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 9 FAIL: Glad I'm not a Cowboys fan 

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

    This week marks the first time in FFGeekBlog history that an entire team has headlined the FAIL post twice in the same season (okay, we just started it this year, but still…) The Dallas Cowboys are just pathetic at this point. As a fan of the Patriots, who were embarrassed by the Browns this past weekend, at least put up some decent stats at important positions. This can not be said for the Cowboys, besides Dez Bryant.

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

    Anyways, here are the rest of them…
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    • AtlantaJJ (Janet) 3:07 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I should have played Danny Woodhead as RB instead of BJGE. Danny made over 10 pts on our Yahoo league. BJGE a little over 1 point.

      I didn’t see Blount on that list, he didn’t burn up the field yesterday either. I was at the game watching him in person! LOL

      • Brandon 3:15 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Funny you mention Blount. I actually had him on the list as a borderline FAIL, but decided against it due to the fact that he at least put up some yards and expectations may have been a bit high for him considering he had exactly one good game under his belt going into this week’s games, hah.

    • TJ 3:18 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And Roddy White…. but good too see him come back in. Good thing I had Foster & Rodgers to pick it up!

    • Hawgman 11:25 am on November 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My WR lineup for last week – Boldin, Andre, and Collie. I had Hillis in the lineup (every week start in my opinion) and he did great, but the rest of the team only had one more TD and that was from Big Ben. I lost by more than EIGHTY points!!
      Oh well, there’s always next week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Insane.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          My line up:
          QB AARON ROGERS
          WR ROY WILLIMAS
          WR BRANDON LLOYD
          RB LE SEAN MCCOY
          RB MICHAEL TURNER
          TE ANTONIO GATES
          W/R MATT FORTE

          BENCH:
          CHRISH COOLEY
          DESEAN JACKSON
          PATRICK CRAYTON
          BYE LADANIAN TOMLINSON
          BYE AUSTIN COLLIE

  • Brandon 11:33 am on September 27, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 3 FAIL: Miles behind everyone else 

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

    This week is headlined by the projected top receiver of the week, playing against a Houston defense that had been absolutely SMOKED by Peyton Manning and Donovan McNabb in the first two weeks of the season. To be fair though, Austin’s quarterback didn’t play all that great either…

    austin_fail

     
    • Christy 11:57 am on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I had Schaub, Shiancoe AND Best in my starting lineup. Actually my other players (Mendenhall, Floyd, both Mosses) did well enough that I would have won if only I had started Jamaal Charles instead of Best. But injuries are impossible to predict, so I’m trying not to kick myself too hard on that one.

    • Luke 5:16 pm on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Is MJD just taking up space on my starting line up?

      • Nathan 8:15 pm on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        No! Jones-Drew is still an elite fantasy RB. He won’t go on like this forever.

        • e-roc 6:57 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          …and by that I suppose you mean he’ll have one 100-yard game this season…. The JAX offense is more anemic than the Lions, Bills, Bucs, Raiders, Seahawks and Rams.

      • Brandon 8:19 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At this point he is, but unless you have better options, he’ll have to stay there. The upside is just too good with him. Who are your other running backs?

        • Nathan 10:23 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I disagree. The Jaguars don’t light it up, but they aren’t on the level of those teams. I dont know how many 100 yard rushing games he will have, but rushing+receiving, I’d say plenty. And he will get in the end zone.

        • Brandon 10:26 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Nathan, I assume you’re disagreeing with e-roc, not me. Just checking 🙂

    • Nathan 8:14 pm on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well written. You missed Pierre Thomas though.

    • e-roc 6:59 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Week 3 FAILs.

      > Starting Cutler. Sitting Vick.
      > Starting Big Vern. Sitting D.Keller.

      Cost me a W.

      • Brandon 8:18 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to say that you should have started Vick and Keller over Cutler and V-Davis, considering their performances in weeks one and two. Going forward though, you’ll have some tough questions!

    • Mal 7:54 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I went into MNF up by 20 points with Forte to play and my opponent just had A-rod……thanks a lot Forte, and the Packs didn’t even win to at least make it ok. STITCH UP

      • Brandon 9:51 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah not sure what the heck happened with Forte. Seems he’s only worth much when they use him in the passing game…so he might be a bit erratic.

  • Brandon 11:42 am on November 5, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 9: Baseball is finally over! 

    Now that baseball is finally over, we can focus on the sport that should have a spotlight at this point in the year…football. Before we get to the players though, remember to enter in our contest to win a $50 NFL.com gift card simply by predicting the top fantasy quarterback of the week (my QB “hits” might help you out!) Also, if you’re feeling generous, head over to the Fantasy Football Librarian’s site and vote for FFGeekBlog.com in her first annual Readers’ Choice Poll.

    Anyways, that’s enough self-promotion…here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week nine, 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!) (More …)

     
    • Lindsay 1:41 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, I need some help this week with my WRs and RB positions. I need 3 WRs and 2 RBs and a flex…I have Colston, Smith(nyg), Knox, Collie, and I just picked up Malcolm FLoyd in case he starts to shine…for RBs I have Forte, Portis, R. Williams, Buckhalter and I just picked up Moats, maybe for later…any ideas would be appreciated. If I don’t win this week it isn’t looking good for my team!!! Thanks a bunch

      • Brandon 2:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        At receiver, I’d go with Colston, Smith and Collie, then use Forte, Portis and Williams as your running backs and flex positions. Good luck!

    • sal 3:29 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in 2nd place, but I am hurting at RB – only reliable option I have is DeAngelo Williams. Who should I start (in a non-PPR league) out of: Willie Parker, Ryan Moats, Maurice Morris (I also have Larry Johnson, but he isn’t an option this week or for the rest of the season, lol)

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not a fan of your options there, but if I had to pick one I guess I would go with Ryan Moats and hope he gets a bunch of carries again this weekend. If Slaton fumbles early, you’re golden…otherwise, cross your fingers!

        • Amir 5:59 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          haha how many teams are in your league to have you be in 2nd place with those kind of RB options? — anyone on waivers like a Justin Fargas? that is a scary group to pick from

      • sal 10:37 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i felt the temptation of trading LT and Hightower for DeAngelo and LJ – worst trade I’ve ever made – 12 team league – these guys are hawks on the waiver – that’s the best I can do. Couldn’t even get Jamaal Charles, lol

    • Kev 4:43 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys – I’m in a PPR league and I need help making a tough call: do I start Steve Smith (NYG) or Hightower?

      • Brandon 4:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess at this point it’s safest to go with Hightower, as he racks up receptions, receiving yards, gets a few rushing yards and is used for short yardage situations. He’s an anomaly, but he gets it done!

    • tyler davis 5:46 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Can i trust starting slaton this week?
      my other option is knowshon moreno

      • Amir 5:58 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Slaton scares me you might want to wait until closer to game time — they should name a starter by Sunday

      • Brandon 9:46 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’ll probably want to go with Slaton, but as Amir points out, the closer you can wait till game time to make this decision, the better.. Moreno is still splitting carries with Buckhalter AND they’re playing the Steelers this weekend. I think Slaton will get every chance in the world to play as long as he doesn’t fumble again, so if he keeps the ball safe, he should be in there.

    • Luke 7:10 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin or Steve Smith? Vernon Davis or Brent Celek?

      • Brandon 9:44 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Vernon Davis and Steve Smith (either CAR or NYG is fine.)

    • Mal 1:53 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- you are offered Forte for Jacobs (with Portis + Turner as your other RBs in a non-PPR league) what do you do?

      Some discussion was had but it quickly went away from my context

      • Brandon 9:52 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think I would do this trade at this point. I like Jacobs’ upside more than Forte down the stretch, as he’s been running better than Ahmad Bradshaw lately and I think the team is going to focus a bit more on the running game after their three game skid and inconsistency in the passing game.

      • Mal 10:23 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You would do the trade even though you like Jacobs’ upside more??? I am the one with Jacobs and am being offered Matt Forte? So you mean DON’T do the trade to clarify?? Cheers

        • Brandon 10:31 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Oops! My bad, read that wrong. Do NOT do the trade in that case…hah.

    • Jones 4:03 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McNabb, Rivers or Flacco?

    • Wolf 10:21 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hines Ward or Mike Sims-Walker for my flex spot? Shockey or Celek?

      • Brandon 10:33 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Although he wasn’t great last week, Sims-Walker’s match-up this weekend is too good to pass on. Start MSW. At tight end, go with Shockey, who has been on fire these past few weeks.

    • Alan 1:16 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help – beacause of the bye week, I have Bradshaw, Sproles, and Maroney to plug in. Also could claim Jaamal Charles off waivers. Who should I play to fill the RB2 slot? (Standard League)

      • Brandon 5:04 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Ahmad Bradshaw against the Chargers, who haven’t been great at stopping the run. Bradshaw seems to have injury worries every week, but he still manages to play and should have a decent game this week. Good luck!

    • Jojo 3:34 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who do I start this week?? D. Williams, J. Stewart, P. Thomas, R. Mendenhall (need 2) and @ WR I need 1 more with R. Moss. Housh, Collie, or Mannigham? I know Housh has matchup but that guy is driving me nuts!! (Standard score)

      • Brandon 5:09 pm on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        DeAngelo Williams and Pierre Thomas, then I think you have to go with Houshmandzadeh against the Lions, as Manningham has injury/dropped passes/inconsistency issues. Collie is a close second, but I just like Housh’s matchup more.

    • Chris 12:49 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- Out of these four who sould i start at WR this week? Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker, or Hines Ward? Thanks

      • Brandon 10:20 am on November 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Austin, Burleson and Sims-Walker this week.

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