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  • Brandon 10:20 am on September 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Brandon’s 2011 fantasy football teams 

    Just felt like showing off my fantasy football teams for this season, along with a couple of notes based on the similarities and differences between the leagues.

    • Got Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez on all four teams. He has great upside and could easily be the best receiver on the Patriots this year…and he doesn’t cost anything! You can grab a starting tight end earlier in the draft, such as Owen Daniels (who I got in multiple leagues), and still get Hernandez towards the end in case he has a huge year.
    • I never had the courage to draft a top tier quarterback. With a shallow running back and wide receiver class this year, it seemed more important to solidify those positions and then just grab two (or three?) quarterbacks that can be rotated in based on match-ups. It seems I went RB-RB-WR or RB-WR-RB in all of my leagues to start the drafts.
    • Based on them being on more than one of my team’s this year, some of the players I’m high on (and see good value in) are: Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, Mario Manningham, Wes Welker, Owen Daniels, Jacoby Ford, Aaron Hernandez, DeAngelo Williams and the New England defense.
    • This year Yahoo has Toyota as one of their sponsors and in each league, they award the Toyota best drafted team (or something.) My Beer league team was the only one to win this prize, but one out of four isn’t bad I guess!
    • I wanted to pick my favorite team out of the bunch, but I actually really like all of my teams this year and expect big things from them.
    • My public league team is pretty stacked, but the scoring is wacky, so who knows how good it’ll end up doing!

  • Brandon 1:26 pm on August 10, 2011 Permalink
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    This morning’s fantasy football updates 

    Just some updates from this morning while scanning through Google Reader…

    • Kevin 3:19 am on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, I’ve been monitoring the St. Louis Rams WR situation a lot recently from their camp reports, but I was wondering what your opinion was on how the landscape of their WRs will look like. Is Donnie Avery still a starter, and how will MSW fit in? What about the potential of Danario Alexander?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        At this point the WR situation in St. Louis is a little murky. This is what the Yahoo! Rams Report says:

        “Battle Of The Week: WR Mike Sims-Walker and others for jobs. Sims-Walker is the newcomer and in a competition with several receivers for roster spots. With only six jobs likely available, the battle will be intense among Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson(notes), Danario Alexander, Mardy Gilyard(notes), rookies Austin Pettis and Greg Salas and Dominique Curry”

        Personally, I’m pretty confident that Sims-Walker will carve out a starting job and Amendola will continue to be solid out of the slot (good for PPR leagues mostly.) As for the other starter though, it could be Avery if he gets healthy…or Alexander (also if he gets healthy) or Gibson. If you’re drafting any of these guys, they’re your WR3 at best and most likely a wait and see candidate. Hopefully it clears up a bit through the preseason games.

      • Brandon 1:56 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, and the latest news is that Mark Clayton will most likely be re-signing with the team…just to make things a little more interesting 🙂

        • Robin Palm 6:05 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          My take is that MSW was decently productive with the JAX poo poo platter throwing to him, a good QB like bradford will be able to get him the ball. Avery is a perfect slot, while MSW is a taller threat.

      • Kevin 3:43 am on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for clearing up some of my confusion guys, now I have a question regarding my fantasy squad. I am lacking a 3WR for my team which now is Jordy Nelson, who has lost his sleeper appeal since James Jones resigned. I have been eyeing some WR in my league’s Fa that I believe are potential breakout candidates. Arrelious Benn TB, Emannuel Sanders PIT, and Steve Smith/Jason Avant(mainly because of Maclin’s questionable health). Our WR spots can also be TEs too, so I have been looking at Lance Kendricks STL as well as the two TE on Baltimore, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. Which one of these WR/Te do you guys see as having the greatest potential for fantasy impact? Thanks once again!

        • Matt 6:03 pm on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I like Benn and Sanders and see them both as essentially the same kind of high-risk, high-reward player. Either one is worth a shot and I can’t say that I prefer one over the other. I definitely think they’re the two best options of the players you listed.

    • LegendsFantasyLeagues 4:03 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Here at Legends were definitely seeing Owen Daniels as a great TE to pick up this year. Actually here at Legendsfantasyleagues we think of him more as a Ben Coates type player. Why you ask him yourself, as you play him head to head in fantasy football!dont

  • Brandon 9:22 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink
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    Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels is saying that his scan and MRI indicate that his repaired knee is 100% and ready to go.It would be great to get at least a glimpse of him this preseason, but even without one, I think he makes a great draft pick based on the fact that he’s currently going as around the 8th to 10th tight end and could end up with top 4 numbers.

    • tommy 1:46 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Question for you guys: my two leagues draft today and tomorrow. Can’t think of a draft strategy for either of them.

      League 1 (drafts tonight): 2 QBs start everything else normal, 1 POINT PER RECEPTION!!!!!!!!. Who do you take in early rounds? Driving me crazy. 8 team league

      League 2: 2 QBs start as well, but it’s a 10 team league. normal ppr (.5 per reception). Who do you take in early rounds?

      position wise

      • Brandon 2:59 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Both leagues seem similar enough to use the same kind of strategy, especially with both being 2 QB. It’s hard to know the exact strategy without knowing your draft pick, but it’s important to get a really good one for your QB1 slot, as that position will provide a lot of your points. Receiving running backs are ideal as well and most of the top guys should get that job done (CJ, MJD, Rice, Gore, AP.) Matt Forte could be a later round sleeper due to the amount of balls he’ll catch out of the backfield. Then, receivers who catch the ball a lot need to be targeted, such as Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, Brandon Marshall, Reggie Wayne, Anquan Boldin, Roddy White, and Larry Fitzgerald (not in that order necessarily.) I’d aim to lock down a solid QB1, RB1 and WR1 with your top three picks, but don’t be pigeon-holed into it if one of the top guys aren’t there anymore.

        Not sure if this is helpful at all, but I’d be interested to see how the drafts go. Let us know how it worked out!

        • tommy 10:19 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just finished my first league’s draft… Check out this beauty of a draft.

          QB Brees
          QB Romo
          WR Calvin Johnson
          WR Brandon Marshall
          WR Marques Colston
          RB Cedric Benson
          RB Jahvid Best
          RB Ahmad Bradshaw
          TE Jason Witten
          TE Zach Miller (we start 2 TEs too)
          W/R TJ Housh

          Michael Bush
          Cadillac Williams
          Dez Bryant
          Matt Cassell
          Steve Breaston
          Braylon Edwards
          Darren Sproles

          In a league where most QBs were gone by the 2nd round, and where there is 1 point per reception, I think this team is pretty damn good.

          What do you think?

        • Brandon 6:34 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Wow, nice team! I especially like the Brees/Romo combination at the top and those wide receivers. At running back you should be solid too. I think Michael Bush will be decent for the Raiders as long as they can get something going on offense, so he’ll be a good backup for you. Let’s hope tomorrows draft goes as well!

        • tommy 11:36 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply


        • Aaron Davis 2:58 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t know but some word of advice…

          Because its a ppr league that means if you have any chance of getting ray rice get him.
          pass up peterson and mjd.

        • Brandon 3:44 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just because it’s a PPR league (only 0.5 ppr) doesn’t mean you bail on Peterson and MJD. Both of those guys had 40+ receptions (53 for MJD) and both of their rushing touchdown numbers were much higher than Rice’s. You can’t really go wrong with any of them, but to date, Rice still has the best backup to vulture scores from him with McGahee still on the team. If he’s traded, Rice’s stock goes up even higher of course.

      • Brandon 3:01 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Davone Bess is another guy you might target later in the draft as a WR3 due to the large number of passes he’ll catch, especially now that Greg Camarillo is out of town.

        • tommy 3:18 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks! Also, the first league has 3 RBs starting and 2nd league has 1 point per 30 return yards (deep league, eh? lol)

    • Chris 9:03 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      I’m in 10 teamer and had the 4th pick. I got Rice in the 1st, SJax in the 2nd. In the 5th I was able to grab Shonn Greene (yes the 5th). Couple hrs later I found out that I am in a league that scores .5/recep. I have to think that even in a league that rewards receptions, Greene shouldn’t have lasted to the 5th. Nonetheless, I ended up with Kolb at QB (big ? mark in my opinion but think he will excel) and Greg Jennings, Sims-Walker, Harvin, Jacoby Jones, Burleson, Santonio Holmes at WR and feel real weak with them. My question is .. some guy is really on me for Rice. He is offering Wayne and Ronnie Brown for him and I almost want to bite. I feel real confident with starting SJax every week then platooning Greene and Brown depending on matchup. I would hate to give up a top 4 player like Rice but I really want to have a top tier WR .. What you guys think about this trade? And what are your opinions on Kolb this season? Cheers!

      • Steven 3:15 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow you had a really good draft. My advice? Do not give up Rice. In PPR leagues Rice will be big. He catches a lot of passes and is a very competent RB. He should be untouchable. Jennings is already an elite wide-out, and Sims-Walker isn’t bad. Harvin will be good with Sidney Rice injured. And Holmes will be great once he returns from his suspension. I personally think you should go for a different QB. Kolb is a risky starter.

    • Steven 3:25 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have six team league, no ppr. Here’s how my draft went

      QB Rivers
      RB Adrian Peterson
      RB Frank Gore
      RB Knowshon Moreno
      WR Reggie Wayne
      WR Greg Jennings
      WR Anquan Boldin
      WR Santonio Holmes
      TE Antonio Gates
      TE Jermichael Finley
      D 49ers
      D Steelers
      K Robbie Gould

      Your thoughts. Am I weak in any category?

      • Steven 3:26 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        and also I have QB Eli Manning

      • Brandon 10:46 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Holy smokes, that team seems awesome. Gates AND Finley at tight end? Not diggin’ Santonio Holmes or Knowshon Moreno that much, but the rest is great.

  • Brandon 2:14 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Tight end rankings for 2009 

    Here are my tight end rankings for this season. You can check out the other cheat sheets here.

    1. Jason Witten, DAL – With T.O. distractions out of the way, the Romo-to-Witten connection should be better than ever.
    2. Antonio Gates, SD – Looking for Gates to rebound from a season where he was hampered by injuries throughout and regain his spot near the top of this list.
    3. Tony Gonzalez, ATL – It’s hard to tell how Gonzo will do in Hot-lanta, but he gives Ryan a great new target and I can only see things going at least as well as they did in Kansas City for the veteran.
    4. Dallas Clark, IND – With Marvin Harrison leaving town, expect Peyton Manning to look Clark’s way a lot this season.
    5. Greg Olsen, CHI – Jay Cutler likes throwing to the tight end and he might have already found a new best friend in Olsen, especially given the weakness at the wide receiver position in Chicago.
    6. Chris Cooley, WAS – Hopefully they look to him in the end zone a bit more than they did last year when he only had ONE touchdown!
    7. Kellen Winslow, TB – He’s a “soldier” when he IS playing, but he’s got a new team with quarterback questions and there are always injury concerns. I’m optimistic though that the Bucs will make good use of him.
    8. Kevin Boss, NYG – With no Plaxico Burress in the picture, hopefully Eli can make better use out of Boss this year. He did have six touchdowns in only his second season, so that’s promising.
    9. Owen Daniels, HOU – Only two touchdowns last year, but racks up solid yardage.
    10. Zach Miller, OAK – Needs to become more of a red-zone factor.
    11. (More …)

    • Matt 2:38 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I know I said this last season and it didn’t pan out quite how I thought it would, but Greg Olsen’s going to be positively huge. He’s always had the size and talent; now he’s finally got a QB who can get him the ball consistently (just like he did with Scheffler in Denver). He scored in 3 of the final 4 games last year. Barring injury, I don’t see how he doesn’t finish in the top 3 TEs.

      • Randy 1:35 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure why people keep pointing to the Cutler-Scheffler connection in Denver as an argument for Olsen having a huge year. The fact is, Scheffler and Graham together were targeted just 111 times by Cutler – that’s how many targets Cooley had on his own. Olsen and Clark, on the other hand, were targeted 155 times last year. The numbers suggest that the 2 Chicago TE’s will be splitting fewer, not more, targets with Cutler in town. Yes, Olsen will get a greater share this year now that he’s starting and he’s the favorite, plus the WR corps is shaky, but the numbers don’t support Olsen as the #5 overall.

        • Brandon 1:52 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Keep in mind that Scheffler was hurt for about 1/3 of the season, so the fact that he still piled up a lot of targets says something.

          Maybe a better reason to expect big things from Olsen is the “Cutler-to-best receiver connection”, as the Cutler-to-Brandon Marshall connection was pretty huge over the past two years in Denver and now Olsen is arguably the best receiver in the Bears offense.

        • Matt 1:58 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The Cutler-to-Scheffler connection obviously doesn’t mean much on its own; it’s just one more factor to consider when you’re attempting to predict what the Cutler/Olsen pairing will produce. The number of targets the tight ends get is more dependent upon the offensive coordinator than the QB is, in any case.

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