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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 10:25 am on September 10, 2009 Permalink
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    Wide receivers to watch out for (sleepers) 

    With most fantasy football league drafts complete, it’s time to skim the waiver wire for some players to keep an eye on. If you’re in a Yahoo league, these are the guys you would click the little ‘Add to Watch List’ flag next to their name. I guess you could consider these as “sleeper picks”, but they’re really just guys who have shown promise in the offseason and whose numbers could surprise you when the season is all said and done. I’ve also included a bonus running back waiver wire pickup in case you were interested.

    Wide receivers to watch:

    1. Davone Bess, MIA – Last season Bess ended the year with a respectable 54 receptions, but it was the end of the year where he really shined. Over the last six games of the season, Davone had 35 catches. This year he’s fighting to be the number two receiver alongside Ted Ginn, but in the end he should again be Pennington’s go-to guy and should put up some decent numbers.
    2. David Clowney, NYJ – Apparently he didn’t win the battle to be the #2 receiver for the Jets, but he’s faster than Chansi Stuckey and had a solid preseason. Look for him to get a lot of looks in the passing game no matter where he is on the depth chart.
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    • Christina 3:42 pm on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am officially on the Hakeem Nicks bandwagon. He apparently just worked his way up to #4 WR on the depth chart and Im surprised he isnt #2. I suppose the Giants want to give former high pick Manningham a shot but Nicks’ pre-season explosion may keep him off the field and push Manningham down the depth chart.

      • Brandon 2:02 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I agree, I think he’ll move up the depth chart mid-way through the season, but I’m still holding off on my final judgement until we see what this year’s version of the Giants offense is all about.

  • Brandon 12:13 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink
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    Mid-season keeper league prospects 

    Now that we’ve completed five weeks of the season, there are probably a few of you in keeper leagues who are nearing the point where you already chalk this season up as a loss and move on to preparation for next year. Maybe your team of Jon Kitna, Ocho Cinco, Ryan Grant and Braylon Edwards just isn’t doing it for you (and there’s not a whole lot of reason your luck is going to change anytime soon!) Anyways, as we get closer and closer to the fantasy trade deadline (if your league has one) or the point where teams start clinching the playoffs, it might be time to start considering some names that you’ll want on your roster come next season, so here we go…

    (Note: I didn’t include players such as Chris Johnson, Steve Slaton, or Matt Forte, who are already contributing in a big way for their teams and are almost guaranteed to be on a fantasy roster already this year…but by all means you’ll want to keep them too!)

    Running Backs

    • Felix Jones, Cowboys: I’ll admit, if you’re in a keeper league where everyone is not completely brain-dead, Jones is probably already on a fantasy roster. However, that shouldn’t prevent you from trying to pry him from the unsuspecting grasp of an owner who is focused on winning this year. Jones looks like the real deal and as he’s averaging 9.0 yards per carry at this point, there’s no way the Cowboys can have him riding the pine as much as he has, even with Marion Barber on the team. Next season the team will probably name Barber the starter again, but I expect a pretty even split in the number of carries and they should both put up serviceable fantasy numbers. (More …)
     
  • Brandon 9:34 pm on September 29, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 5, 2008 

    Here’s a look at the players to target on your league’s waiver wire this week. This list is ordered by the percentage of ESPN leagues in which the player is available; even if you’re not a ESPN user, it’s a decent indication of how likely you are to find the player on waivers in your league. We also note here how strongly we feel about this pickup with three categories: Instant Starter, Grab ‘n’ Stash, or Desperation Pickup.

    Mewelde Moore, RB, Steelers (0.6% owned, Desperation Pickup) – With Willie Parker already out with an injury, the Steelers lost backup Rashard Mendenhall for the season with a fractured shoulder in Monday’s game. Mewelde Moore will most likely become the backup to Parker, but if Fast Willie is to miss another game or two with his knee injury, Moore would get the start. Keep in mind though that running back Carey Davis was splitting carries with Moore after Mendenhall went out with the injury, so it could become a committee situation.

    Lance Moore, WR, Saints (1.5% owned, Instant Starter) – I guess he should have made the list last week after seven receptions, but now he’s for real (at least until Marques Colston makes his return.) With seven more receptions, 101 yards and two touchdowns, it appears he’s Brees’ favorite target for the time being…and should be on your roster if possible. (More …)

     
    • Matt 10:35 pm on September 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What’d I say about Deuce, eh?

    • Lee 8:39 am on October 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Despite the way that the Saints spread the ball around and you never really know where it is going to land, I mentioned Lance Moore on the radio Show last week as a pickup. Speed and decent hands.

  • Brandon 11:42 am on September 29, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 4 Weekend Wrap-up: Favre keeps on truckin' 

    Before I go into any thoughts on the games from the weekend, I have one question: Has there ever been a week in the NFL where the combined age of the four quarterbacks playing in two games (Jets vs Cardinals, Vikings vs Titans) was greater than this week? This weekend we saw Brett Favre (38), Trent Green (38), Kurt Warner (37), Gus Frerotte (37), and Kerry Collins (35) all out there trying to show young whipper-snappers across the league how the game is played…with varying degrees of success (or failure). Anyways, let’s get into what transpired this weekend, starting with the barn-burner that took place as the Arizona Cardinals came into town to battle the Jets:

    • Jets 56, Cardinals 35: You would never have guessed that the score to this game was 0-0 after the first quarter…but it was. Six Brett Favre touchdowns and 472 Kurt Warner passing yards (or whatever percentage he got after the first quarter) later, you end up with the final score of 56 to 35. Without going into too much more detail (you can see the stats for yourself), let’s just say that anyone who started Laveranues Coles, Jericho Cotchery, Edgerrin James, Larry Fitzgerald, or Anquan Boldin were not disappointed. Nor were the crazy Cardinal homers who started Steve Breaston or Jerheme Urban…if any actually exist (P.S. You’ll find Breaston on the waiver wire list this week…especially if Boldin misses any games after suffering a bad helmet-to-helmet hit.)  (More …)
     
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