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  • Brandon 10:20 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink
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    Late round flyers 

    Just mentioned it in a tweet, but here are a couple names to consider towards the end of the draft when it seems everyone is doing their own thing and there isn’t as much competition for players:

    QB Sam Bradford – not getting as much love as I would expect at this point, could end up with numbers similar to guys going five rounds or so ahead of him
    RB Thomas Jones – solid backup numbers, doesn’t get hurt very often and is one injury from starting
    WR Nate Burleson – if Stafford improves, Burleson will be benefactor
    TE Aaron Hernandez – almost feel confident using him as his your starting TE, but you can snag him late as a great backup
    WR Jacoby Ford – should be top receiving option on Raiders, but kickoff rule change hurts his value in return yard leagues
    WR Steve Smith (both of them) – just seem to be available deep in the draft where their upside is worth the low risk
    DEF Detroit – maybe I’m giving them too much credit based on their dominance of the Patriots in preseason game, but they should get plenty of sacks and pressure on QB, which could mean interceptions and fumbles too

     
    • Brandon 10:24 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon Gibson was on the list previously, but he’s been hurt recently and I’m not sure what is going on with the Rams receiving corps at this point!

  • Brandon 10:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Receivers gone wild! 

    Amazing numbers put up by some wide receivers today, including a bunch of them who managed multiple touchdowns…

    • Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TD
    • Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TD
    • Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 142 yards, 2 TD
    • Andre Johnson, HOU – 101 yards, 2 TD
    • Nate Burleson, SEA – 98 yards, 2 TD
    • Austin Collie, IND – 97 yards, 2 TD
    • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 79 yards, 2 TD
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 77 yards, 2 TD
    • Brandon Marshall, DEN – 64 yards, 2 TD
     
    • Squish 11:17 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seemed like a good day for defenses too with several scoring very well especially in the flea flicker standard format.

      All Around a pretty well scoring week (especially for my teams). All signs point to a 14-2 week this week which is nice after my 6-9 record last week. I’ve got my money league by the balls as long as Leon Washington and Cotchery can combine for at least 3 points in a PPR and return yard league. I’ll get the $10 weekly high score prize if that happens too as my only competition is my opponent. To make things better the owner just added a $50 prize for second to bring the total prizes $870 plus a Titlecraft trophy! Hell of a free league if you ask me!

      One of my Flea Flicker leagues has only 9 people so we all had stacked rosters. i was still surprised by this week though. Had Schaub, Turner, Rice, Fitz, White, Winslow and Eagles defense starting. The 6 offensive players combined for 13 TDs! Would have been better if I didn’t start Scobee…

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in a free league that offers $870 in prizes?!

        • Squish 4:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, it’s a league sponsored by an insurance quote guy. There are tons of them on Yahoo. Apparently he’s making a killing this year from the quotes done by his leagues’ players. You can check them out here:

          http://www.fantasyquotes.com/

          I’m just happy I was smart enough to trust the guy instead of running for the hills like most people do when they see “free prizes” at the top of a FF league.

      • Mal 11:05 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looking back you wonder if it’s even worth wasting a draft pick on DST unless you can grab maybe the likes of giants, vikings, steelers, ravens. It’s really just about match ups don’t you think? I just peruse the waiver each week for a decent one, and viola.

        • Brandon 11:20 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, with both Kickers and Defenses there isn’t much rhyme or reason to their scoring on any given week. While the best defenses should at least keep the score down, which helps you get points in that way, it’s hard to figure when a player will fumble and the other team takes it for a score (same with an interception.) All you can do is take your best shot at a match-up and hope it works out for you.

        • Squish 5:02 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. But honestly its even rare for any of the top drafted defenses to be the top scoring one. I went into my draft knowing that the only good defense from last year that was completely in tact was the Eagles defense. Thus, i pretty much drafted the Eagles or nobody. Turned out to be a good choice 😉

          I do own the Vikes in a few leagues but I’ll likely be dumping them because their schedule is about to get MUCH harder.

          Just goes to show, you never know how these things happen. In the end it’s not at all about how good a defense is but more about how many TOs they force and what percentage of those go to the house.

    • Matt M 12:49 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Burleson and Collie on your suggestion and secured a win. Nice job.

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! Glad I could help someone out there AND wish I had either of those guys on any of my teams right now.

    • Julie 11:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      have to comment– I had Burleson and Bradshaw on my bench per your recommendation. Was still able to pull off the win which made it a little less painful

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you still pulled off the win at least. It was pretty amazing what the return of Matt Hasselbeck meant to the Seattle offense though. Nate Burleson was obviously happy about it! As for Bradshaw, the guy hadn’t scored a touchdown all season (and you would think Brandon Jacobs would be the goalline back) and then goes and scores twice! Oh well, that’s part of the fun/frustration I guess. Good luck this week though!

  • Brandon 10:53 pm on September 8, 2008 Permalink
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    Fantasy football thoughts from Puerto Rico 

    So these past few days have been a bit of an adventure for me, as I was traveling down to Puerto Rico for work and due to some hurricane-induced delays, mixed with the reliability of the Puerto Rican internet, I have not been able to write some much needed analysis of what is shaping up to be a crazy opening weekend in the NFL. Let me just start by saying that while Matt felt it unnecessary to mention Tom Brady’s season ending injury (and it wasn’t even to that stupid foot we kept hearing about!), I have to admit that I am shedding a few tears internally as my favorite team’s Superbowl hopes are now resting squarely on the shoulders of a guy I thought the team was going to cut before the season started…Mr. Matt Cassel. Luckily for my alternate, fantasy football reality, I only had Brady in one league this year and it was my lame EA Sports league that I really don’t care much about, but let’s get to the rest of the action that transpired this weekend…

    • A tale of two teams (who are both missing almost every receiver on the depth chart): When the Seahawks lose all their receivers (Nate Burleson is now out for the season with an ACL injury), the team goes into a tailspin and gets killed by the Bills. Donovan McNabb on the other hand makes the most out of his situation and throws for over 300 yards and 3 TD’s (with a rookie leading the team in receptions and receiving yards) as the Eagles completely dominate the St. Louis Rams. By the way, the Rams offense was bad in the preseason and now that the first team offense was out there the whole game…they may have looked worse? (More …)
     
    • Advisor 9:37 am on September 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      My McNabb, Chris Johnson, and Calvin Johnson picks are looking much better for my fantasy team. I also grabbed Buffalo of the waiver wire and enjoyed a 30 point effort from them on Sunday. I dominated my first opponent 130-55!! Plus I had Steve Smith on the bench!!

      My girlfriend drafted DeSean Jackson and Eddie Royal! wow. She did her research this year. Life is great right now.

  • Brandon 2:33 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink
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    Studs and Duds – Week 1: Opening Day edition! 

    After months and months of waiting, prognosticating, and drafting many a fantasy football team, the day has finally come to get this show on the road! Tonight the defending Superbowl champion New York Giants will host division rivals, the Washington Redskins. Even though they’re the champs, I have a feeling it won’t mean much for New York in this one. It seems that every game in this division is a battle to the end and the G-Men will have to go into this one without their two leading pass rushers from last season in Michael Strahan (retirement) and Osi Umenyiora (injury), while also looking to a young tight end (Kevin Boss) to replace the disgruntled and traded Jeremy Schockey. As a Patriots fan, all I can say is GO REDSKINS! Anyways, enough of the ranting about a game I really don’t care all that much about, and on to some important stuff…like who you should feel confident starting (studs) and who you should think about benching (duds) for this coming week in fantasy football. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???

    Studs

    Marion Barber (RB-DAL): This is Barber’s first chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a feature back, now that Julius Jones has left town, and it couldn’t have come against a better opponent. Last season the Browns gave up nearly 130 yards per game on the ground and that is the kind of production you can expect from Barber in this one (with maybe a touchdown or two). If all goes according to plan, Barber should be one of the top running back plays of the week. (More …)

     
    • Jason 3:22 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      2007 Week 15 Brandon Jacobs ran for 130 yards against the Redskins and 3 catches for 30 yards. Game was at NY.

    • Brandon 3:32 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Jason: That’s true…and it was one yard shy of his career best apparently. However, he got 25 of the teams 28 rushing attempts, something I see changing a bit in this one with Ahmad Bradshaw helping out. We’ll see though…

    • Brandon 9:13 pm on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm…Jacobs seems to be ignoring my prediction for the most part. Also, I didn’t know the Washington offense would be so bad this year!

    • Jason 10:12 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      well, Washington looked terrible. Hard to say if the Giants are good or the Redskins are that bad. Love watching Jacobs run, though. Hope he stays healthy.

    • Brandon 10:22 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Jason: Yeah looks like my prediction wasn’t so accurate, but it didn’t look like the Giants were in a rush to use Jacobs around the end zone, which could be concerning. The Redskins just looked horrible on offense and I’m glad I own zero of their players on any of my fantasy teams. Jacobs is a bruiser for sure though…he completely destroyed that one defender that tried to bring him down. I wouldn’t expect him to rush for over 6 yards a carry all season long, but you’ll take it if you can get it I guess.

  • Brandon 8:31 pm on August 11, 2008 Permalink
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    Willis McGahee and Bobby Engram out for a while with injuries 

    I had originally buried this news in my latest update on the preseason games over the weekend, but I figured it was important enough to break out into it’s own post, so here you go…

    • Willis McGahee has decided to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee, with the hope that he can return for the start of the season. The fact that he’ll miss nearly an entire month of practice and preseason games is a bit worrisome and is reason enough for us to drop him down a few slots on the power rankings. It also makes backup Ray Rice all that more important as a handcuff for McGahee owners.
    • For all of you who were targeting Bobby Engram in your draft, think again. Engram left Friday’s preseason game with a shoulder injury and it turns out that he has a broken bone in his shoulder and will miss six to eight weeks. He’s no spring chicken, so there’s no guarantee that he’ll even be back and ready to go that early. Even if he does though, that means he’ll still miss the first two to four games of the season, moving him down quite a bit on our wide receiver power rankings, while Nate Burleson moves up a bit (just like when we found out that his other teammate Deion Branch would be out for some extended time).
    • In other news, tonight we will see the beginning of the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay, as the Packers take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the final game of week 1 in the preseason. What better way to prove yourself to all the doubters than to go up against what was one of the worst pass defenses in the league last year?
     
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