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  • Matt 8:28 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Steve Slaton fulfilled all of his fantasy owners’ worst nightmares today and might have fumbled away his starting gig to Ryan Moats, who took full advantage of the opportunity to run the ball against the NFL-worst Bills rushing defense. Slaton finished with 11 total yards and a lost fumble (good for negative points in most leagues), while Moats burned Buffalo for 123 yards and three scores and is pretty much a lock as this week’s hottest waiver wire commodity. No word yet as to whether Slaton’s demotion is permanent, but it was pretty telling that he spent the entire game on the bench after the fumble.

     
    • Shirley 8:41 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah I wasn’t happy about that. I can understand moving him down the depth chart in the game but just throwing him on the bench? *sigh* At least my opponent in another league didn’t get anything from him either.

      • Matt 9:17 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty brutal. Couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy; he looked pretty miserable on the sidelines.

      • Squish 10:51 pm on November 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, Slaton didn’t have quite the year I was expecting. Thankfully I had other late round drafted RBs step up and fill the void (Benson and Rice). At this point, I don’t think I’d start him much anyway.

      • Brian 8:46 am on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I lost this week just because of that lack of production at starting RB. This is the second time something like this happened the first was the sudden game time Sims-Walker deactivation. :(. And what hurt the most his backup had 3TDs and 100+ yards rushing.

  • Brandon 11:07 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 8: Happy Halloween! 

    matt's bills pumpkinWith Halloween right around the corner, hopefully your fantasy teams are in for more treats than tricks! While there is no game on Sunday night due to the World Series, I’m excited for the treat we’ll all get on Monday night when we actually get to see a good football game (Falcons @ Saints), instead of what we were forced to witness last week. Make sure to set your rosters early on Saturday so that you don’t forget while you’re nursing that post-party hangover on Sunday!

    Anyways, here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week eight, listing players you want to make sure are in your lineup, as well as those you might consider shelving for the week (or at least lowering your expectations!) We start it off with a few big name running backs that you may be concerned about… (More …)

     
    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:35 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, guys! I need some help: 2WR, 2RB, and a flex, please! Carolina Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith, LeSean McCoy, Maclin, Choice, and Bell. Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 1:49 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm…tricky one there. I’d go with Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, MJD, Kevin Smith and LeSean McCoy.

      • Jacob 2:43 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        id go with miles austin and Maclin… MJD, Kevin Smith, and Lesean Mccoy

      • eric 8:14 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would play kevin smith,mjd,mc coy,austin and burleson

    • Ken 2:20 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      Any thoughts Donald Lee vs Mercedes Lewis on hakeem nicks vs greg jennings this week?

      • Brandon 12:03 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donald Lee will get more looks as JerMichael Finley is out (or at least banged up) this week. As for Nicks vs Jennings, I’d go with Jennings, as I think the Vikings/Packers game will include a ton of passing.

    • Brian 4:19 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Last week I wanted to know about Shiancoe or Davis and you got it wrong but i won’t hold it against you cuz i’m back again this week. Anyway, I’m look for a number 1 & 2 rb this week. For my number 1 i was going with Steven Jackson but Steve Slaton seems like a better choice because he scores more TDs and catches more passes. For my number 2 it is either
      Ricky Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Reggie Bush

      Also how do you feel about Tomlinson going against the Raiders.

      • Brandon 12:01 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Why can’t RB2 be Steven Jackson? I like the others in this order: LT, Kevin Smith, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush.

      • Jacob 2:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i would go with steve Slaton over S. Jackson … but ye y not do Jackson #2… if not id say Ricky WIlliams, then K. smith, then reggie bush

      • PD 1:28 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Smith & Slaton

    • Jones 9:44 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      McCoy over D Williams?

      • Brandon 11:56 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        LeSean McCoy over DeAngelo Williams? Umm…never.

    • Robert 10:32 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Love the site! I’ve got 2 WR and 2 RB spots, and 1 flex. I’m planning on starting Donald Driver, Mike Sims-Walker, Joseph Addai, Kevin Smith, and Miles Austin in the flex. Others on my roster are Andre Johnson, Derrick Mason, Correll Buckhalter, and Shonn Greene. Kevin Smith hasn’t been doing much lately, but I like his matchup against the Rams. I also don’t much like the matchups of the players I plan on benching. What do you think? Since my WR core is pretty deep, should I trade for an elite RB? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 11:59 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is a deep receiver corps you have there. Although I have Andre Johnson as a “miss” this week, I would think it’d be hard to bench him ever. If you can, try to watch the ESPN pregame show on Sunday to see Johnson’s status, because if he’s close to 100%, he’s probably a better play than Donald Driver. By all means though, think about trading some of those receivers before your league’s trade deadline (if you have one) or before they start getting hurt and lose value.

    • Stediberto 11:29 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got MSW, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith (CAR), Hakeem Nicks & A Collie. If Calvin plays, should I think about starting Collie over Smith?

      • Brandon 11:57 am on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t feel confident starting Steve Smith at this point and Austin Collie has been one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Go with Collie…but I like Hakeem Nicks more than Collie if that is a decision you were making too.

    • chris 2:04 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      too many decisions this week., need help…
      pick 2 WR…

      Austin Collie -SF
      Derrick Mason -Den
      Steve Smith (CAR)@Ari
      Percy [email protected]

      Pick 2 RB

      Ryan Grant -Min
      LeSean McCoy – NYG
      Beanie Wells -Car
      Tim Hightower – Car
      Jonathan Stewart @Ari

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Collie and Mason, McCoy and Grant (although I’m not all that high on him this week.)

    • David 2:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Please pick 2:

      Andre Johnson
      T.J. Housh
      Devon Hester
      Austin Collie

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Johnson (even though I’m not high on him this week, but it looks like he’s good to go) and Housh.

    • Finley 2:30 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Garrard or Schaub?

      Shockey or V Davis?

      • Brandon 3:46 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to bench Schaub at this point…even if his match-up is a lot worse than Garrard’s. For your tight end, go with Shockey.

    • Scotty 2:51 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon, I’m wondering if you would start Jerricho Cotchery vs. Miami or Hakeem Nicks vs. Philly. Jerricho, as you know, has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has apparently looked sharp in practice this week. Miami is starting 2 rookie corners. Hakeem is going against a much tougher secondary & he is the tertiary option for Eli. Weather is forecasted to be inclement in both Philly & New York. What do you think?

      • Brandon 3:49 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d still go with Hakeem Nicks. Mario Manningham is hurt and might not even play this weekend, meaning Nicks will start alongside Steve Smith and get tons of looks. Eli is much better than Mark Sanchez and can over come a little weather and a tougher defense.

    • Alex 3:18 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there,
      I’ve got an offer from another team of Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs for Ray Rice and Miles Austin. I’ve got Rice/Austin. What do you think? I also have Calvin Johnson, Housh and Frank Gore

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Rice and Austin. Who knows, maybe Miles Austin ends up being a legit top-tier wide receiver. Ray Rice is a heck of a lot better than Jacobs at this point and I don’t think this trade is worth it for you.

    • DMANSTER 5:38 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, RB situation need your advice. Need to start 2 in a PPR league: Hightower (vs. Car); Barber (vs. Sea); Jones (vs. Mia); Bell (vs. Atl)??

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:48 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Want your opinion on who too start, small head to headh league (6 teams) but based on total points to crown champ.:
      QB: A. rogers or T. Romo and at RB:Ronnie Brown V. Sidney Rice v. F. Gore..(A.D is my #1)..
      My gut is telling me Rogers but the Romo match-up vs. SEA is very tempting. Also I basically have 1 spot 7 am undecided on my othat 3 RBs & who would get me the most points.
      Any input would be awesome. Thanks again and new to the site.

      • Brandon 9:34 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry we didn’t get to reply to this, had a Halloween party and a road race that were keeping me occupied all night/morning before the games. Hopefully you ended up making the right decisions!

    • MR_FJG_SON 7:59 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry about the misprint … I was thinking Sidney but meant Ray Rice (RB) Bal

    • Jone 9:22 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi ya!

      I’ve got an offer Beanie Wells, Mike Bell, and Greg Jennings for Pierre Thomas and TJ Housh. Should I take it?

      • Brandon 9:37 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Who else do you have for running backs? I’m not sure I like this trade as while you’re possibly upgrading a bit at receiver, you’re getting two guys you will never be comfortable starting at RB for one that is a decent starter.

    • BadBrainz 10:09 am on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      For the flex spot, should I start R. Williams, V. Jackson or D. Driver? I have LT and Ronnie Brown as my RBs. Also, Sims-Walker and Austin Miles as my 2 starting WR’s. If you can advise, I’d appreciate it. Keep up the great work

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 1:26 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hello! will calvin and andre play? if not, which of these guys should i start instead: Lance Moore, Donnie Avery, Eddie Royal? Flex: Shonn Greene, Bradshaw, or any of the previously listed receivers?

      Thank you so much for your help!

    • mikefraz 7:12 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ok I need help guys, i’m in a ppr

      qb choose 1
      Flacco
      Favre
      Garrard

      wr pick 2 d jackson,d driver, a boldin,m austin, a collie

      rb pick 2 mjd, gore, p thomas, mccoy, wells

      te pick 1 daniels ,celek

      i also need flex help 1rb/wr and 1wr/te

    • Jones 9:34 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Favre in the spotlight, WR-Jackson’s going to stay hot + Austin, RB’s-MJD + Mccoy, Daniels @ TE. Driver @ flex.

  • Brandon 12:17 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks: Mendenhall vs Parker 

    Here are the first few Ask the Geek questions for week six. Hopefully you guys continue to dominate your leagues, but if not, all the more reason to get questions in so we can help! Remember, you can ask the geeks here or simply leave them as comments on our posts and we’ll try our best to respond to them as soon as possible.

    Matt asks…

    Hey guys! I’m leading my league and I want to stay undefeated. I have both Mendenhall and Parker and I don’t know who is going to produce more in my lineup… little help? Also I have Ochocinco, Colston and Brandon Marshall…What two would you keep in your lineup consistently… please help!

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    • Joe 3:32 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Who should I start this week? Flacco against the Vikings or Ryan against the Bears?

      • Brandon 3:40 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        After seeing what Matt Ryan did to San “best defense of week 4” Francisco last week, I see no reason to bench him this week against a Bears defense that is more bark than bite these days.

    • ffgeekblogROCKS 4:22 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need a bye week Flex, guys! LJ, Devery, DWard, Royal, or trade my Garcon for Burleson and Flex him? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon 4:32 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d trade Garcon for Burleson if possible and use him as your Flex. Otherwise, Eddie Royal would probably work.

    • TeamWorseThanARectalDysfunction 4:35 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop Garcon and/or Derrick Ward to pick up Donnie Avery, Antonio Bryant, Jamal Charles, Hakeem Nicks, Chester Taylor, or Lance Moore? You guys are my main fantasy football advice source!

      • Brandon 9:22 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It depends on how deep you are at RB for Ward. If you have 3 or 4 other solid RB’s, feel free to drop him for Bryant or Nicks. As for Garcon, I’d give him another week or so before making any moves, but it might turn out that Bryant and Nicks are also better plays at WR. Hope everything works out!

    • Javier 7:25 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am concerned about McGahee not getting enough plays, like last week… my league is a 2RB 2WR 1RB/WR with only 4 bench spots:

      QB Rodgers
      RB MJD
      RB McGahee
      RB/WR Bowe
      WR Steve Smith (NYG)
      WR Randy Moss
      TE Daniels
      K Gostkowski
      D/ST Jets

      Bench: Addai, Brown (Byes), Buckhalter (inj), Orton (picked up to cover Rodgers last week)

      Should I drop Orton right away for someone? Which of my starters should be replaced?

      • Brandon 9:18 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with what you have there unless there’s some pretty solid running backs on free agency/waivers. Orton has become a very startable quarterback and you may play him over Rodgers depending on the match-up.

        • Javier 10:17 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Some of the options from free agency are Maclin, Knox and LenDale White… also Sidney Rice and Miles Austin hmm…

    • sal 8:20 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi guys – first time, long time – 2 RB, 2WR, and a flex: Tomlinson, Parker, Hightower, Jennings, Roddy White, & V. Jackson – who do you bench?

      • Brandon 9:15 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Sal, glad to hear from you! Anyways, of that group I’d start the following:

        WR: Greg Jennings and Roddy White
        RB: LaDainian Tomlinson and Willie Parker
        Flex: Vincent Jackson
        Bench: Tim Hightower

        • sal 11:06 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          thanks — for some reason I didn’t even consider benching hightower.. hoping my bye-week scrubs (kyle orton, jags def, jermichael finley) come through…

    • Steve 9:31 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Matt Hasselback Or Matt Ryan and Percy Havin Or TO at Flex?

      • Brandon 9:13 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hasselbeck has a decent match-up with the Cardinals this week, but I just don’t see him putting up the numbers he did last week twice in a row. Also, T.O. will have Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on him all afternoon, so he’s not a strong play. I like Matt Ryan and Percy Harvin this week.

      • Brandon 9:45 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The more I think about the Ryan vs Hasselbeck question, the more I’m leaning towards Hasselbeck. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either one, but I’m officially changing my opinion to recommending Matt Hasselbeck over Matt Ryan.

    • Mike 10:14 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, thanks for everything you put into the site. It’s great! Need to pick 2 out of Rice, Grant, and Portis. I’m tempted to start Grant and Portis simply due to match-ups, but Rice has been so dependable this year, I’m having a hard time benching him. Any thoughts?

      • Brandon 9:10 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Ray Rice’s potential for the rest of the year, but I have a hard time recommending you bench Grant and Portis, who play the 7th and 8th worst defenses against the run this year. Give Rice the week off and hope the other guys come through for you.

    • lou 10:51 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guy, i have Chris Cooley and Jermichael FInley, who should be my guy this week considering what Cooley did last week and Finley’s matchup this week?

      • Brandon 9:08 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Both guys have great match-ups and I heard rumors that Cooley was used more for blocking last week than usual. If you’re a gambling man, go with Finley and hope he has another huge game, but Cooley’s still the safer play if you’re satisfied with 6-10 points or something.

    • Wolf 11:14 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Do you think Sims-Walker vs Rams will outperform Steve Smith (NYG) vs NO this weekend?

      • Brandon 9:06 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I believe he will, but not by a whole lot. Sims-Walker will be playing his heart out after missing last weeks game due to a curfew violation. You can’t start both of them?

    • LT 2:32 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great advice guys! I’m undefeated and I want to keep it like that. I got a close matchup, so it all comes down to choose from K. Winslow or H. Miller? Who do you think will put the numbers??? Who should I keep for the rest of the season?

      • Brandon 9:04 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Kellen Winslow this week and think he has more upside over the course of the season. Miller doesn’t make a bad backup though if you have a roster spot to spare.

    • Shirley 6:28 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Because of my horrible record thus far, I have been able to pick up great RBs Rashard Mendenhall and Cedric Benson, I also drafted Ryan Grant and Michael Turner. I’m strong at RB, solid at QB but relatively weak at WR. Roddy White is my only WR1 and all of the others are maybe WR3 at best. I’m looking to trade one of my RBs for a WR1 or a high WR2 (if necessary). Which of my 4 RBs should I try to shop around? I’m thinking Ryan Grant. He always gives decent numbers but after looking at his schedule, his seems to be overall tougher than the others? Please let me know what you think, thanks.

      • Brandon 9:00 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You might want to shop Mendenhall, who’s value is pretty high at this point. With Willie Parker returning, they will undoubtedly split carries (not sure on the percentage at this point, but it’ll be some sort of time share.) I see Benson as another sell-high candidate, as I don’t see him getting any better than he is playing right now. The problem with Ryan Grant is that people will look at his numbers and not give him the value he deserves, meaning you won’t get that great of WR offers. Hope this helps!

    • Eric 8:00 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Fellas. Need your help. I’m in a 10 team money league. I’m set at QB, RB, and TE, but I’m not good at all when it comes to WR. Last week, I started Breaston, Sims Walker (Ouch), Bryant, and Mossaquoi (a bigger OUCH). In this league, it’s safe to say that I’m stuck with what I have. I’ve tried to shop Lynch, Gore, LT, Mgahee, and Ronnie – no one will buy because we start 4 WRs so they are clinging to what they have. Here’s my question. If I’m stuck with the following WR core – who are my best bets to hold on to, and who should I let go? I currently need to pickup a Kicker and DL for week 6 and have no slots to do so.

      Antonio Bryant
      Sims-Walker
      Breaston
      Mossquoi
      Maclin
      Nicks
      Devery Henderson
      Lance Moore
      Earl Bennett

      Thanks Fellas,
      Eric

      • Brandon 8:56 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        If you need to drop a couple receivers, I’d start with your bottom two guys there…Bennett and Moore. I think Devery Henderson has overtaken Moore as the number two receiver in New Orleans this season and the Bears receivers haven’t been consistent enough this year to warrant starting in a fantasy league.

        If you wanted my opinion on who to start this week, I’d go with Sims-Walker, Maclin, Nicks and Bryant, although Breaston could be decent if you wanted the 8-9 point safe route instead of the Maclin 2 or 20 point route.

    • Brian 8:03 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      RB dilema, who to start (pick 2):

      Ray Rice (been getting better and better but goes against the Vikes this week)
      Knowshon Moreno (keep waiting for him to explode – against the Chargers)
      Ryan Grant (been a big let down so far – but against the Lions this week should help)
      Kevin Smith (have a hard time starting this guy on a horrible team, against the Pack this week)

      I think I am leaning towards two of the top 3 but I can’t make up my mind. I have a personal bias to Rice as I am a Rutgers guy but not sure if he has the best matchup this week.

      Thanks for your help.

      • Brandon 8:52 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately I’d sit your Rutgers guy this week. Moreno plays the worst run defense in the NFL this week and Grant has a solid match-up with the Lions. I’m afraid this week that Willis McGahee might get a lot of carries for the Ravens (since the team has barely used him the past two weeks and the coach has said he’s still a part of the gameplan), which will cut into Rice’s workload…which was going to be hard enough anyways against the Vikings.

    • Reggie 10:23 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Cutler or Garrard this week?

      • Josh from RI 1:35 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Reggie,

        I personally love Garrard, especially matching up against St. Louis. Forget about his performance last week. He’ll have Sims-Walker (barring another late night social engagement) and a completely forgettable Rams D.

      • Brandon 2:30 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Josh from RI…go with Garrard.

    • Mark 10:28 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      How will New Orleans D fare this week?

      • Josh from RI 1:31 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mark,

        I had the same problem with the Saints D. In fact, I own both the Saints AND Giants D and have benched them in favor of Jacksonville being at home against St. Louis.

        If you still can pick up Jacksonville off of waivers, you’ll probably be better off. The Saints have a very low projection being such a though matchup even with Eli hobbling around in practice.

      • Brandon 2:29 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Josh from RI if Jacksonville is available, but to answer your question, I think they’re going to let up three or four touchdowns to a pretty high powered Giants offense.

    • Mal 10:36 am on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I ended up trading britt for Garcon purely for his wk7 matchup (as sims-walker, megatron and b marshall have bye for me that week). I will keep simswalker this week but after this week do you think if I have the oppurtunity to trade Sims-walker for santonio holmes I should do it??? Also if megatron is out this week who should I grab off the waiver. Some names available ATM are caldwell, royal, massaquoi, muhammad (CAR).

      Also my starting backs are always Jacobs/Burner. What is with the bad omen around Jacobs, do I keep him starting? (Sproles + Bradshaw are on my bench) THANKS!

      • Brandon 2:26 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade Sims-Walker for Santonio Holmes, as I think Sims-Walker will be more consistent (when he’s not missing curfew!) than Holmes for the rest of the year. As for your receivers, I’d grab Massaquoi if you have a roster spot to spare, but he’ll be a gamble (was two weeks ago the norm? Or last week?) For your running back, I’m almost leaning towards recommending you start Bradshaw over Jacobs, as he seems to do more with his carries. Keep Jacobs in there this week and hope he can find the endzone.

    • Shane 12:30 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have 5 Receivers and need to start 2

      Donald Driver
      Roddy White
      Steve Smith (NYG)
      Mario Manningham
      Jeremy Maclin

      Also, Brady or Hasselbeck?

      • Brandon 2:22 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Roddy White and Steve Smith. At quarterback, I like Tom Brady a bit more than Hasselbeck, but they’re both great plays and both made my “Hits” list this week.

    • Josh from RI 12:58 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi guys! I have a WR quandary:

      Pick 2 to start: (2 WR slots, 14 team league, no Flex)

      Wes Welker
      Mike Sims-Walker
      Donald Driver

      BTW: I have Garrard starting since Peyton is on a bye.

      Thanks again!

      • Brandon 2:08 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Welker against a terrible Titans pass defense and Sims-Walker, who (along with the rest of the Jaguars) will be out to prove something after last week’s embarrassment.

    • Greg 2:57 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      5 receivers, Playing 2

      Driver
      Maclin
      Moore
      Steve Smith (Car)
      Burleson

      • Brandon 3:55 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Steve Smith and Nate Burleson…although Driver has a great matchup as well.

        • Greg 11:59 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the help Brandon
          Much appreciated

    • David 4:23 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys, love the site, thanks for all the work!

      I have B. Jacobs, L. Washington, W. Parker and MJD. I’m starting MJD for sure, but am torn about B. Jacobs (rough start to the season, tough match-up against the Saints). Who should I start as my RB2?
      Many thanks!
      d

      • Brandon 4:37 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Considering your options, I’d stick with Brandon Jacobs. I’m not sure what kind of carries Parker will get with Mendenhall running so well these days and Washington still hasn’t proven to be a fantasy-worthy starter quite yet.

        • David 5:13 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon, I was leaning in that direction but I really needed a consultation. (Very close match-up this week…)

  • Matt 1:11 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink
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    A few quick thoughts on yesterday's games from a fantasy perspective… Maybe… 

    A few quick thoughts on yesterday’s games from a fantasy perspective…

    • Maybe the real QB controversy in Philly is Kolb-McNabb… but yeah, not really. Reid’s going to start McNabb as soon as he’s healthy, and the good news for his fantasy owners is the emergence of DeSean Jackson as a truly elite receiver. McNabb hasn’t had a target of this caliber since T.O. left town.
    • I’m not usually one to say “I told you so,” but I’m feeling pretty good about my MJD pick.
    • Joe Flacco looked good again, but I’ll wait to declare him an every-week fantasy starter until I see how he does in New England this Sunday.
    • Matt Schaub and Co. are rounding into shape pretty nicely, wouldn’t you say? Slaton didn’t exactly have a breakout game fantasy-wise, but his owners should be relieved to see him look effective when he touched the ball (and to see his vulture Chris Brown fumble in the red zone). If you own him, hold onto him; if you don’t, see if his owner might be willing to trade him.
     
    • Wolf 1:38 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was quite glad to see MJD go off as well. I played Ryan Grant instead of Slaton though, which didn’t turn out the best! Thanks to MJD and Peyton.. I am well in the lead

      • Matt 1:40 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, pretty sure the MJD/Peyton combo is a winner no matter what this week.

    • Wolf 1:42 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good thing too because I was 0-2 (went up against the 2 strongest teams in the league… I lost both games with the 2nd highest score in the league!)

  • Brandon 9:50 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 2: Vikings ready to pillage 

    Now that week one is in the record books, we’re starting to get a better idea of how the teams will look this season. It’s obvious that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he’s being rewarded for his spectacular play in week one with a Detroit Lions defense that was complete owned by the Saints last week. While you would think that that would earn him a spot on the Hit list this week, I had to leave him off for reasons mentioned in my week one post. However, that does not prevent me from including his quarterback, who starts off this edition of the Hits & Misses… (More …)

     
    • John 10:04 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I pick up and start Correll Buckhalter or start Cadillac Williams?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess it depends on who you need to drop to get Buckhalter. Don’t drop Cadillac for him though! You’re probably safe just starting Cadillac this week if you don’t want to shake up your roster too much.

    • e-roc 11:03 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon – with TJ suffering from the injury bug, do I start Laverneus Coles or Steve Smith (NYG)?

      @John – I vote for Buckhalter w/his matchup vs. the hapless Brownies.

      • Brandon 11:54 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hey e-roc, if Housh plays, then I think you still want to go with him this week. It seems that Coles hasn’t been fully integrated into the Bengals offense yet and any Giants receiver is always a wild card (although Smith looked good in week one.) If Housh doesn’t play, go with Smith.

        • e-roc 4:36 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon. Sounds like he’s going to still play, but who knows for how long (or how well!).

    • Brandon 11:53 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I guess Mark Schlereth was right…I’ll be darned!

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