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  • Brandon 11:27 am on August 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Blogger League team: FFGeekBlog.com 

    Yesterday was the live draft for The Hazean‘s Blogger League, which he’s hosted for the past few years and features many fantasy football bloggers from across the web. Unfortunately for team FFGeekBlog.com, I logged in about two minutes before the 8 PM start time, only to realize that Java needed to be updated on the laptop I was using! By the time I actually got into the draft room, Rams running back Steven Jackson had already been selected as my first pick (#4). At first I was a little discouraged by this pick, but as the other bloggers reminded me, this is a PPR and S-Jax should see all the work he can handle this season in both the running AND passing game (he had 90 receptions a few years ago!), so it should be alright. Anyways, here is the team I ended up with, along with the round I made the pick in parenthesis. (Note: The league plays a QB, RB, WR1, WR2, TE, WR/RB, K and DEF.)

    • QB Peyton Manning (2)
    • RB Steven Jackson (1)
    • WR Chad Ochocinco (3)
    • WR Eddie Royal (4)
    • TE Zach Miller (10)
    • RB/WR Felix Jones (5)
    • K Stephen Gostkowski (11)
    • DEF New York Giants (8)
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    • George 4:08 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why did you take Peyton in the 2nd? I took Peyton in the 2nd, with the 14th overall pick — but only because I’m in a 2QB league. And even then, I felt like I was reaching for him a little. You’re optimistic about Peyton this year?

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right, I probably did reach a bit for Peyton and I might have been able to get him with my third round pick (7 picks later), but I feared that if I didn’t get him there, I wouldn’t get a top tier quarterback because I would have to wait for the draft to snake all the way back around to me for my 4th pick. Considering the league has less roster spots than I’m used to, I was aiming to get one of the top players in a few of the positions to make sure I put up decent numbers each week. I think that makes sense, hah.

      • Brandon 4:53 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Another reason was that this league is my third league (in level of importance to me), so I wanted to switch up my normal draft style, in which I hardly ever draft a top-tier quarterback, just to see how it works out for me.

        To answer your original question though, I am pretty optimistic on Peyton this year and I think he’ll put up solid numbers, even without Marvin Harrison in town.

  • Brandon 1:57 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Quarterback rankings for 2009 

    Here are our quarterback rankings for this season. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our cheat sheets here.

    1. Tom Brady, NE – He looked great this past weekend and seems to have no lingering issues from the shoulder injury. Draft him with confidence and watch attempt to break the records again.
    2. Drew Brees, NO – Brees tops a lot of other site’s quarterback rankings, but maybe it’s a little Patriots-bias that puts him in the #2 spot on my list.
    3. Peyton Manning, IND – He’s still Peyton Manning and he’s still got Reggie Wayne (and others.)
    4. Philip Rivers, SD – Decent receivers, pass-catching tailbacks and Antonio Gates make for a lot of targets.
    5. Kurt Warner, ARI – As long as he remains healthy, he’s throwing to a pair of Pro-Bowlers (unless Anquan Boldin gets shipped out of town) and will continue to put up solid stats.
    6. Aaron Rodgers, GB – He’s got a great target to throw to in Greg Jennings.
    7. Donovan McNabb, PHI – Wide receivers still somewhat suspect, but McNabb will make the most with what he has.
    8. Matt Schaub, HOU – He gets the joy of throwing to Andre Johnson…one of the best receivers in the NFL.
    9. Tony Romo, DAL – DOWNGRADE! Roy Williams has been a disappointment so far and the rest of the receiving corps worries me.
    10. Matt Ryan, ATL – He’s primed for another solid year throwing to Roddy White and crew.
    11. Jay Cutler, CHI – His main target is a reformed kick returner, but I have enough faith in Cutler’s abilities to believe he can get it done with anyone running routes.
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    • Derek 5:54 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Tom Brady is on top of my list as well.

      Are you interested in joining a bloggers / webmaster fantasy football league? It’ll be free, fun, good networking, and will give something to all to write about. Let me know!

    • Coolest Geek 5:37 am on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Tom Brady seems to be on top of EVERYONES list. Have you seen the YouTube reviews the fantasy selections?

      • Matt 7:24 am on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nope. Got a link to share?

      • Brandon 8:27 am on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        He’s not at the top of the four site’s lists I linked to in the post (and a few more that I have seen this year), but I’m sure he is at the top of a lot of them, considering he’s not too far removed from a 4,800 yard, 50 TD season.

        • Matt 11:25 am on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I’ve definitely seen Brees atop most QB lists, but it goes without saying that there’s a case to be made for Brady. Hard to justify anyone else in the top 2, unless you value reliability over all else, in which case you might drop Brady to #3 and put Manning in the top 2.

    • cody 3:47 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      in a wr/rb slot i dont know who to play….desean jackson, bernard berrian, larry johnson, joseph addaih and darren sproles…HELP me out please

      • Brandon 1:05 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Cody, just for your information, in the future we’ll make sure to do a better job responding to these if you send them as Ask the Geeks questions here: http://www.ffgeekblog.com/contact/

        Anyways, I’d go with DeSean Jackson in that spot to start the season. I think he’s poised for a breakout year and should put up some numbers in week 1. As for the other guys, they’re a lot of “wait and see what you get” type of guys that have question marks until the season starts. It might change in week two, but go with Jackson to start the year.

  • Brandon 10:29 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink
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    Quick Hits (and Misses): Colts @ Jaguars 

    In case you weren’t aware, not only do we have a Thursday game this week, but we also have a Saturday game now that college football is coming to an end. I’ll get to my official HIts and Misses post at some point over the next day or so, but I wanted to get started with the game tonight, which features a few players that could hurt/help your chances at winning that Championship (or third place game) this week (or next week) as the Indianapolis Colts head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars, so here we go…


    • Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: To date, the Jaguars have given up 22 passing touchdowns, which ties them as the fourth worst team in the NFL in that area. Peyton Manning, on the other hand, is tied for 6th in the league with 23 passing touchdowns. Sounds like a pretty good match-up to me! With the game in Jacksonville, you won’t have to worry about bad weather screwing anything up (unlike what Kurt Warner and Matt Cassel owners should be worrying about this Sunday.)
    • Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts: With his quarterback a near lock to throw a couple of touchdowns tonight, expect Wayne to catch one of them to go along with around 80-100 yards or so. (More …)
    • Brandon 9:26 pm on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Northcutt with a touchdown already?!!! Maybe the Jaguars should have started him all season long…he’s done more than their other receivers could do this entire season in two games.

    • JT 3:15 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      In the fantasy championship this week, and I need some advice.
      If D. Foster is declared the starter against St. Louis, do I consider benching S. Slaton/T. Jones/D. Williamas? I also have S. Morris sitting on my bench, who could get many carriers in the snow.
      Speaking of the snow, do I go with the NE or CLE defense ?

    • Brandon 3:31 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @JT: First of all, I can’t advise you bench DeAngelo Williams for anyone at this point. Steve Slaton is playing a terrible Raiders run defense, so keep him in, while T.Jones plays the Seahawks, who aren’t anything special. Keep your three guys (Slaton, Jones, Williams) in there.

      As for your defense, I’d recommend playing the Patriots. If it gets sloppy in Foxboro (we have over an inch of snow in Connecticut today already!), the Cardinals could be forced to run and it could get ugly for them…but would be big for the Patriots defense. Hope this helps!

    • JT 1:14 pm on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for reminding me to stay with my stars. Slaton and Jones didn’t have great days, but Williams pulled through for me.
      Great blog! See you next year!

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 1:20 pm on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @JT: Yeah DeAngelo Williams went off huh?! I’m not sure what either the Texans or Jets were trying to do on Sunday, but it just wasn’t working for them. The Patriots almost pitched the shutout, but that garbage time touchdown probably took a few points from you. See you next season!

  • Josh 9:33 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink
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    Guest Post: Week 16 QB Fantasy Football Rankings 

    Editors’ note: The following post was written by a guest blogger, Josh from Pro Football 101.

    Must Starts

    1. Peyton Manning vs. Jacksonville Jaguars. As long as the AFC East teams keep winning, the Colts must do so, too. At least for one more week. And there’s nothing that Peyton and his teammates want more than to bury their rival in the process. Look for a big effort on Thursday night and at least 250 yards and 2TDs. Great fantasy start.

    2. Drew Brees vs. Detroit Lions. The Lions are just two games away from immortality, and one thing we know about them is that if they are going to pull off a win during the season, it won’t be because of their defense. Look for Brees to go gangbusters in this one and locate Colston, Moore, and Shockey throughout the game. (More …)

    • footballprogram 9:58 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh. Hi! 😮 I am very much interested in Mr. Walters?. They commit one mistake, however.
      Gonna be back soon :rolleyes:

  • Brandon 10:47 pm on December 8, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 14 Wrap-Up: Reggie Bush is back 

    With the playoffs in action in many of the fantasy leagues out there, let’s just jump into the action that took place this weekend, starting with the Saints and their resurgent ground game…

    • New Orleans 29, Atlanta 25: This is supposed to be the year that the Falcons win the division (after ending up in last place last season), but with a loss to the Saints, they now find themselves in third place and will be two games behind whoever wins tonight’s game between the Panthers and Buccaneers. For Atlanta, Roddy White put up another big effort with 10 receptions for 164 yards, but it wasn’t enough to counter the Saints dominant passing rushing game (?) Pierre Thomas broke the century mark and scored two touchdowns, while Reggie Bush (106 combined yards, TD) seems to be back in action, which can only mean good things for the Saints. (More …)
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