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  • Brandon 5:06 pm on September 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Last minute hits and misses heading into your draft 

    If your league hasn’t had it’s draft yet (such as the two Matt and I are in), I felt it necessary to share my last minute thoughts on some key players at each position. I’ve created two teams, The Hits and The Misses, that include players you should target or avoid in your league’s draft. Keep in mind that I’ve intentionally left out some of the most obvious guys and focused on the players that you might not have thought about as much.

    The Hits

    QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Rodgers quietly had one of the best years of any fantasy quarterback last season, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. The offense returns intact (and a bit healthier overall) and should allow Aaron to put up even better numbers this year. In many leagues, he’s being drafted after Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Kurt Warner, but when all is said and done, he could have better numbers than all three of them. (More …)

     
    • Ryan 3:42 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Although I agree with you for most of your pics for hits and misses I think you may be looking a little low for your RB positions. Yeah Ryan Grant was good in 2008…but hamstring problems will seriously hamper him. It takes that bit of an edge of his running. I do expect him to improve….but not that much. You nearly have to include one of the guys in this list of Fantasy Football Halfbacks. Brandon Jacobs would probably have been my pick for someone who is going to have a massive year. The keyword being MASSIVE!!

      • Brandon 11:03 am on September 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ryan, I was looking for the less-obvious guys who will have great years, so while I agree the other running backs on your list will do well, Grant is someone who may be getting overlooked in drafts. His hamstring injury should be behind him at this point and I think he’s primed for a great season…one like the second half of the 2007-08 season.

  • Brandon 9:43 am on August 7, 2009 Permalink
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    Kicker rankings for 2009 

    Unless you feel you absolutely need a top ranked kicker, you should probably wait until one of the last couple rounds of your draft and take the best guy available. It’s usually easier to play the waiver wire from week-to-week to fill your kicker spot on your roster anyways, depending on the match-ups and weather report. Either way though, here’s the list. Make sure to check out our other cheat sheets here.

    1. Ryan Longwell, MIN – The Vikings will get into enemy territory a lot on the back of Adrian Peterson, but if Purple Jesus can’t punch it in, Longwell will be there to clean up the mess.
    2. David Akers, PHI
    3. Stephen Gostkowski, NE – He was the top kicker last year, but with Brady back, I envision more PAT’s and less FG’s.
    4. Jason Elam, ATL
    5. Nate Kaeding, SD
    6. Robbie Gould, CHI – Cutler should get them into field goal range more often than Orton did.
    7. Mason Crosby, GB
    8. Rob Bironas, TEN
    9. Nick Folk, DAL
    10. Rian Lindell, BUF – Hopefully the addition of T.O. will mean more trips into the red-zone and more opportunities for Lindell.
    11. (More …)

     
  • Brandon 9:36 pm on September 15, 2008 Permalink
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    The Wire: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3, 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.

    Chansi Stuckey, WR, Jets (0.7% owned, Desperation Pickup) – He’s not the primary target in this offense…or even the second (third?), but he does have a touchdown in each of the first two games for the Jets on a combined six catches for 80 yards. He’s not going to blow your opponent away, but if you’re absolutely stuck for a WR3 play in week three, you might consider Stuckey.

    Michael Bush, RB, Raiders (6.1% owned, Grab ‘n’ Stash) – “Starter” Justin Fargas left Sunday’s game with a groin injury and the severity is yet to be determined. While Darren McFadden is still the main man in this running game, Bush will get a healthy dose of carries in the next week or so if Fargas happens to miss extended time. (More …)

     
    • Rushi 12:34 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Chansi Stuckey plays for the Jets, not Giants. Giants have Burress, Toomer and Steve Smith 🙂

    • Brandon 7:11 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Rushi: Good call…shows how much I know about the guy (or maybe I just need to pay a little more attention to the player profile!)

    • Ali 10:15 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hey Brandon, great blog. I need some advice. I have Megatron (CJohnson) and Roddy White as my two starting receivers. I also have David Patten and Patrick Crayton on the bench. For backup RBs i have Justin Fargas, BJax, and Sporles ( I do not own LT).

      I feel like I need help at WR b/c White is inconsistent. So, my question is would you recommend dropping any of the guys mentioned above for Stuckey, Gage, Antonio Bryant (TB), Isaac Bruce , Bryant Johnson (SF),Robert Meachem , Amani Toomer.

      other back RBs available are: Fred Jackson, Ahmad Bradshaw (I have Jacobs), LaMont Jordan,Le’Ron McClain , Jamal Charles … what do you think?

    • Advisor 11:41 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      Check out my squad now.. 🙂

    • Advisor 11:42 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Post your fantasy squad so we can see how you’re doing.

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