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  • Matt 12:47 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink
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    First-Half Fantasy Player Awards 

    Biggest Surprise: Hard to go with anyone but Cam Newton here. He’s had a good deal of help from a re-energized Steve Smith, but the inverse is true as well – it’s so long since we last saw how dangerous Smith could be that the fantasy world had just about written him off. Those who took a late-round flier on him in keeper leagues have been on cloud nine all season. Honorable Mention: Jimmy Graham, Victor Cruz, Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    Biggest Flop: Again, an easy call – Chris Johnson isn’t just having a bad year, he’s having an awful one. The only reason he wasn’t benched weeks ago is because he forced his team to sign him to what looks like a ludicrous contract now. You have to wonder whether he somehow knew his best playing days were already behind him, making it imperative to sign a contract before anyone got the chance to see him play. Honorable Mention: DeAngelo Williams, Josh Freeman (a pre-season fantasy darling), Mike Williams (blame Freeman). (More …)

     
    • BearsFan 1:27 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is Sam Bradford returning next week a safe bet? Wondering if dropping AJ Feeley now is smart.

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        That’s the word on the street. If you wouldn’t start AJ Feeley this week anyways, obviously you’re free to drop him.

    • Rick 1:38 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who to start at defense. The Bears or should I pickup the Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Colts or Broncos.

    • The Don 2:49 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Tim teebow, Josh Freeman, Carson Palmer Alex Smith or Sam Bradford which 2 should i keep im struglin right now

      • Mike 4:00 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        thats tough. Tebow has good legs, and will get at least on the ground, but its a RISKY bet, especially given his last performance. Palmer could be good, but its still not sure if he will have any gas in the tank, or know the offesne well enough, Smith has been ok and he has edwards and crabtree back, Bradford has a bad line, but dude can throw, and he has Lloyd now. Freeman has been pretty good, and has a good match up vs NO. Id say Tebow and Freeman, but keep your eye on Palmer. Just my thoughts

    • Bwent 4:48 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I trade Chris Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, and Jeremy Maclin for Jordy Nelson and Michael Turner?

    • BearsFan 5:22 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Miller of Finley at the TE spot this week?

    • SCOTTIE G 7:31 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      who is the better waiver wire running back for this next week…i am hurting with newton/smith and peterson out. my other RB’s are all banged up…hardesty, jones, McGahee. I have Maurice Morris…so i can play him…and if McGahee goes then i can play him too… i can go get Marion Barber, Chris Ogbonnaya, or even the lump – Kregg Lumpkin. also, need a qb…should I go Dalton? my QB choices are limited this week…travaris Jackson, AJ FEELEY, etc. what are your thoughts. i need a QB and a RB.

    • aaron 9:33 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      how about cj200 for surprisingly frustrating flop with no keeper value making a statement about how much he sux. i just got offered DMC for CJ200 in 0.5 ppr.. about to click accept.. what do you think about their value for ff playoff schedules? im 6-2 now, hoping i have a good shot at making the playoffs so could potentially take the hit even if dmc didnt play this week.. but wk 14-16 for DMC’s is GB, DET, & KC while CJ has NO, IND, & JAX.. thanks!

    • jb3 9:36 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Trade help.

      Should I trade Brandon Marshall for Vernon Davis?

      At WR I have Nicks, AJ Green, Maclin, Dez Bryant.

      At TE I have Winslow.

      Thanks for the help.

      • james hance 5:55 pm on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        do the trade ur stocked at WRs, mayb try 2 get a diff TE, and whos ur TE now?

    • james hance 9:37 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i have a trade offer, i get andre johnson i give up steive johnson, does anyone know when andre is coming back?, my team — brees, tebow, mcCoy, murray, BJGE, brandon marshal, stevie johnson, aaron hernandez, B petigrew, dan bailey (K), its a i QB< 2 RB, 2 WR< 1 WR/RB, ` TE 1 K ` defence

    • The Don 8:14 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sigh is it time to drop Peyton Hillis?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t. Wait until he comes back from his injury and see how it plays out. He might even play this week, so you’ll get an idea of where he stands.

    • BearsFan 9:36 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which WRs should I start. 2WR and a W/T flex.

      Decker, Manningham, Nicks, JNelson, Antonio Brown. I am thinking Nicks, Nelson and Brown/Decker. Leaning toward Decker cause Brown is up against the Baltimore defense. Thoughts? (((I’ve got Heath Miller as my other TE (W/T flex)(Finley getting the start)))

    • Jeron 10:35 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which defense is better to start: SF who has been pretty good all year, or DAL who is shaky at times but has a good matchup against seattle at home?

      • Brandon 11:41 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        San Francisco vs a John Beck-led Redskins team that scored 0 points last week!

    • Slaine 11:11 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Shonn Greene, DeMarco Murray or Brandon Lloyd at flex?

  • Brandon 9:15 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 13 FAIL: Bowe or Orton cost you the playoffs? 

    Here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    With week 13 being the last of the regular season in many fantasy football leagues, I’m interested in seeing which players you might be blaming for your team missing the playoffs? Was it Dwayne Bowe who followed up several amazing weeks with a goose egg? Maybe it was Kyle Orton who decided he wanted his coach fired? Let’s hear it!

    I’ve included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a separate worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up. As usual, drama-king himself, Brett Favre continues to lead the pack!

    Anyways, here are the rest of them (and here’s a direct link to the spreadsheet)…
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    • Squish 4:08 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You guys missed one. Mike Williams of Seattle got injured right away during his game and never returned leaving with a wopping 0 points. I benched Sidney Rice in favor of him. Played Wells over Best too 🙁

      Thank God I was playing the Gore owner and have Foster and Wayne. It was a must win week and the only team in the league that did worse than mine was my opponents lol.

    • Hawgman 4:15 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      70 points from the starters, 72 points on the bench, needed 75 for a win. Starting QB – Kyle Orton (3 pts), benched QB – Big Ben (16 pts). Starting WR – Manningham (1.3 pts), on the bench – Boldin (12.75 pts). Starting D/ST – Chicago (5 pts), on ht ebench – Cleveland (14 pts). Makes me wanna scream like Charlie Brown!!
      Oh well, still in the playoffs and ready to CRUSH the “competition”

    • Robin Palm 6:22 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Orton killed me, but the low scoring affair in Pittsburgh/Bmore didn’t exactly help my chances.

      I ended up 7th in a 12 team league that advanced 6.

      My final team was Orton,Foster,Mendenhall,Djax,M.Wallace,Witten, Boldin.

      Fred Jackson rode my bench until this week when he stinks. Replaced boldin for him.

      My league was pretty interesting: the top team had 1437 points (standard NFL.com rules) and went 10-3
      2nd place only had 1001 and went 9-4.

      I ended up with 1199 and 7th.

      Wanna know what lineup gets you 1437 pts?

      Vick, Hillis, C.Johnson, D.Bowe, B. LLoyd, T.Heap, J.Maclin.
      Started the redskins D all year…

      • Brandon 11:28 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Someone had Vick, Hillis, Chris Johnson, Bowe, Lloyd and Maclin?! That’s insane. Your squad looked pretty awesome too…surprised you weren’t able to crack the top 6 🙁

        • Gene 1:19 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Kyle Orton -KILLED ME and my playoff dreams. He cost me the playoffs in two leagues…. 2 points, 2 points. 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points

          • Brandon 1:45 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            He cost me a first round bye, but luckily I was close to the top so I still made the playoffs as the third seed. Orton was a big reason I did so well this year though, so it’s tough to put ALL the blame on him

    • Hawgman 7:25 am on December 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Orton has gotta top this list again for his week 14 “performance”. Good thing I had McFadden in the lineup to take up the slack (and then some!).

      • Brandon 8:24 am on December 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Man, Orton and the Broncos defense tried their hardest to royally screw me in my most important league, but Darren McFadden and Chris Johnson most likely saved the day! There’s no way I start Kyle Orton again and the Broncos defense is the most pathetic thing known to man. How in the world do you allow some third or fourth stringer and Tim Hightower to completely DOMINATE you?!

    • Todd 7:04 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I started Orton in the first round of the playoffs in my money league. He didn’t really screw me over since my opponent had Rodgers (who still outscored Orton despite missing most of his game). Fortunately most of the rest of his team crapped out as well while I had DJax, Westbrook, Foster, Winslow, Moore and the PIttsburgh defense all have good games. It led to a 68-point beatdown and a trip to the semi-finals where I have to choose between Orton and Freeman.

      • Brandon 11:20 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have to decide between Kitna and Freeman (and Orton) so I’ll get back to you once I put up my QB rankings this week. Glad to hear you survived the Orton-storm though 🙂

  • Brandon 8:55 am on October 5, 2010 Permalink
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    While making this week's The Wire post, I was looking at the player notes for C… 

    While making this week’s The Wire post, I was looking at the player notes for Chargers running back Mike Tolbert on Yahoo! This note comes compliments of Stats, Inc:

    Mon, Oct 4 – Tolbert carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards and one TD in a 41-10 win over Arizona on Sunday.

    Advice: Tolbert got more carries than rookie Ryan Mathews, who was coming back from injury. Tolbert has been the better back and fantasy owners should dump Mathews in favor of him.
    (STATS, Inc.)

    NOTE: We do NOT advise that you “dump” Ryan Mathews. Picking up Tolbert as the hand-cuff is recommneded, but I repeat, do NOT drop Ryan Mathews!!!

     
  • Brandon 3:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
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    Week 2 FAIL: Possibly your first round draft pick 

    Continuing with last week’s trend, here are a few players who didn’t quite live up to their expectations in week two. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s too early to make any rash decisions regarding most of these guys, but still, they were terrible. Feel free to add to the discussion with your own…maybe one that you blame your week’s loss on?

    maurice jones-drew FAIL

     
    • Brett 4:10 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s an awesome MJD picture. I think MJD, Ray Rice, and Chris Johnson are all good buy lows. If any of them can be had for Jahvid Best or LeSean McCoy, I’d make that deal.

      • tim 6:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually made that deal, Best/Bush for Rice, which turned out doubly good since I would have lost Bush for half the season due to injury anyways.

        Best is great, but I think some lean games are ahead and defenses start seriously game-planning for him.

    • Mike 4:35 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, my name is DeAngelo Williams, and I am a week 2 FAIL.

      • Brandon 4:44 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I couldn’t bring myself to put DeAngelo Williams on the list. He’s at least rushed for over 50 yards each week so far…not great, but not a real FAIL. I have noticed a large amount of inconsistent and disappointing players this season though. Is it just me that’s seeing this trend or is it universal?

    • Wolf 9:19 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ward, Naanee, and MJD… I had all 3 starting. Wow I got pummeled this week (after being highest points week 1, I got Lowest points). I’m at a loss as to what decisions to make now.

      My Team as of week 2:
      QB – Peyton Manning
      WR – Wes Welker
      WR – Hines Ward (No Dixon.. Batch didn’t throw the ball)
      WR – Legedu Naanee (Terrible numbers week 2)
      RB – Maurice Jones-Drew (Terrible numbers week 2)
      TE – Antonio Gates
      W/T – Austin Collie
      W/R – Cedric Benson (Consistent, but low)

      BN – Mike Williams (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Jacoby Jones (Put up good numbers in week 2)
      BN – Bernard Berrian (Shown nothing yet)
      BN – Reggie Bush (Broke his leg)
      BN – Jay Cutler
      BN – Marcedes Lewis

      I feel like I shouldn’t make any rash moves and pick up riskier free agents yet, but I am not feeling great about the current line-up. I’ll start Jacoby Jones in week 3 if I keep the same lineup and hope that Ward gets on the same page as whomever starts QB this week. I’m not sure if holding Reggie Bush until he is better is a good idea.

      Snelling, Hightower, Tolbert, Hillis, Portis – All Free agents right now that could replace Bush. WRs on the waiver are non-existent.. 4th or 5th WR play at best. I’ll hold tight on what I have and hope some of them start showing up.

      Thoughts?

      • Mal 1:22 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well, when i look at your team I think, never rest Peyton or Gates regardless of secondary/pass D. Yes they have byes and Lewis and especially Cutler are decent but really… You really are after a good breakout RB or WR with your spots.

        Benson and MJD are boss RBs, they will come good. Berrian, I have no faith in- there is an article on CBS or Yahoo referring to him as an absolute dud. Use Bush and Lewis and maybe even Berrian to source waiver potentials (hopefully you can find the Sims-Walker of last year). You’re playing the waiting game with Hines Ward for Big Ben(like me).

        I don’t follow MJDs health too closely, but perhaps handcuff whats-his-face. Portis hasn’t looked too bad, and Tolbert looked good if Matthews goes down. Snelling is no surprise for me- he did this late last year when burner and norwood went down.

        • Wolf 9:51 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah. Peyton, Gates, and Welker are the guys that are holding me together currently! It is really the WRs that are up and down. I’m going to use Bush and most likely Berrian to find some new guys for the bench… But I have to time it right!

      • Brandon 9:31 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d grab Hightower for Reggie Bush. He’s healthy and seems to be getting a lot of action in the Cardinals offense. Strange league set up there with so many WR’s vs RB’s. Wondering how there can’t be a better option on free agency than Bernard Berrian, but maybe stick with him and see if anything happens!

        • Wolf 9:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hightower does sound like a good choice. For the moment, I have seen you guys talking about Demaryius Thomas. I might pick him up too. What do you think?

          With this setup, I actually only ‘need’ one RB at worst case – so if either MJD or Benson are on bye, I can toss in a decent WR for the points. I think the reason we have no WRs left on the waiver is because of our league setup – most of our players are starting 4 WRs (with the possibility of 5) and have at least 3 on their bench. That is ~60 WRs scooped up from the draft.

        • Brandon 10:16 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, if Demaryius Thomas is available definitely pick him up over Bernard Berrian. He’s only a rookie with one game under his belt, but he’s already proven to be a lot more reliable than Berrian!

      • Mike 10:54 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have Berrian as well as Crabtree who have done nothing but I was unable to get Demaryius Thomas.
        T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Robert Meachem, Josh Cribbs, or Michael Jenkins (hoping he’ll come back strong) are all available as my top choices in my opinion. Any suggestions? My league allows 5 WR, 3 can start along with 1 RB/WR. I currently have Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and Santonio Holmes as my other receivers. Should I hold on to Berrian and Crabtree in hopes they’ll make something happen or trade one or both?

        • Brandon 11:49 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’d hang on to Crabtree, as I think he’ll improve. Berrian could be a lost cause though. Although Meachem hasn’t done a whole lot up to this point, I like him more than Berrian and might be worth a pick up.

    • andy 12:19 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, so I’ve got a small little question-

      I’ve got Brett Favre, and Joe Flacco. Neither of them have done that well in the last two weeks. I have a hard time getting rid of Favre, because I know he’s still got the juice in him somewhere. He just needs to find it. So I guess the question is, should I give up Flacco for one of the free agent QBs in my league? Got a couple of decent choices here:

      Josh Freeman
      Kyle Orton
      Matt Hasselbeck
      David Garrard
      Sam Bradford

      • Mal 1:24 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think they’re both still better. I hate to be the one to say this if it doesn’t work out but have you considered holding onto them BOTH for another week. Favre has the lions this week.

      • Brandon 9:42 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Kyle Orton more than Brett Favre at this point. However, give the Flacco/Favre combo one more week just in case if you think Orton will still be there next week.

      • Mal 8:20 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        for the record andy, I am friendly advice, Brandon is BOSS advice haha

        • s 2 da a L 1:27 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          i hope Mal is short for Mallory –otherwise there’s no reason why you should be slobbin on Brandon’s knob.

        • Brandon 11:51 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Whoa whoa, let’s stick to fantasy FOOTBALL here, hah. There are other sites for that kind of fantasy…

    • james 8:56 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      is there any chance brandon jacobs gets traded? if not he is becoming close to worthless.

      • Brandon 9:32 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I doubt he’ll get traded, since I assume the Giants like having two decent running backs in case one gets hurt. He’s basically a hand-cuff for Ahmad Bradshaw at this point though.

        • james 9:33 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          seeing as bradshaw isn’t on my roster, he’s headed to the wavier wire soon.

    • Dave 11:26 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who to Start Johnny Knox or D Thomas for week 3?

    • Joe 12:31 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Carson Palmer as my starter with Roethlisberger on my bench. Kyle Orton is available, should I give up Palmer for Orton?

      • Brandon 1:15 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t. I think Palmer and Orton end the season with similar numbers, but I like the Bengals offense as a whole a bit more at this point. I actually think all three of those quarterbacks will end up with similar numbers from week-to-week once Big Ben returns.

    • Chris 1:14 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey would you trade Justin Forsett and Steve Smith (Giants) for Shonn Greene and Santonio Holmes .. I have Greene and Holmes

      • Brandon 1:53 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t do this trade if I were you. I think you’re on the better end of the deal in both positions with Greene and Holmes (once he returns.)

        • s 2 da a L 1:28 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          So you feel Greene is gonna be the top 20 RB he was projected to be?

        • Brandon 3:05 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think he’ll definitely improve and should still end up being a top 20 RB. I think the whole Jets offense is still trying to figure out their identity, but soon they’ll be back to trying to maintain a 3 or 7 point lead by grinding it out on the ground.

  • Matt 9:31 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink
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    Monday night recap: Morals of the (fantasy) story 

    Jets: Not that you drafted Sanchez anyway, but it’s clear that he doesn’t belong on anyone’s fantasy team. (Ever?) Rex Ryan had plenty of reasons to look depressed at the post-game conference, but weighing most on his mind had to be the reality that his quarterback just isn’t very good, and this is a league that rewards good quarterback play above all else – just look at last year’s Super Bowl teams.

    The Ravens defense, despite a secondary with major injury woes, is still a top-notch unit, but there’s nothing good to say fantasy-wise about a Jets offense that mustered only 176 total yards of offense. Owners of Greene, Tomlinson, Cotchery and Keller would be ill-served by trading them now (their value has nowhere to go but up) – but I’m not all that optimistic that things will improve all that much. Until opposing defenses have a reason to respect the quarterback, they’ll be able to focus on stopping the run, and the offense will become incredibly frustrating to watch – trust me, as a Bills fan, I’ve been there. (Still am there.)

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    • Brandon 11:05 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, that is one fast dude. Last night before the games they were showing the top speeds of running backs from Sunday’s games and Chris Johnson led the way, reaching 22 mph on his long touchdown run. I wonder how fast McCluster was going on this return?

    • The Don 11:20 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aite oh fantasy gods be honest
      Who should get the flex spot (Randy moss) on revis island or mike williams in denver?

      • Brandon 1:33 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Randy Moss on Revis Island for sure.

      • Matt 1:56 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Anquan Boldin did just fine on The Island this week. Doesn’t mean that Moss will do the same, but it also means that you can’t bench your top WR. I always harp on this point – you just don’t bench top talent like Moss. You spent a considerable amount of draft capital on him, don’t let him blow up on your bench.

        • Nero 5:08 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Randy Moss, but I got to disagree with Matt. I benched Boldin last week in favor of Naanee (wow, a whole 2% started him) and I won my first game by 2 points because of that decision – they had the same yardage, but Naanee got the TD that put me ahead for good. Every situation is different, but I benched my #1 WR (3rd round pick) for my 15th round selection … sometimes you gotta roll the dice.

          With that stated, I’d start Randy Moss … 😉

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