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  • Matt 1:13 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink
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    Steve Smith, Professor of Physics 

    Explaining why he slowed down as he crossed the goal line, drawing the ire of Saints safety Roman Harper who pushed him to the ground and drew a $15,000 fine from the NFL:

    “He felt that I was slowing down and trying to disrespect somebody and that wasn’t my intention,” Smith said. “With physics, when you accelerate at some point you have to slow down. So I wasn’t slowing down to hot dog in front of someone, because at the end of the pylons, you have to stop or there’s a large blue pad… that you will run into. So I was slowing down, not to disrespect anybody, but to decelerate.”

    Smith’s been giving lessons on acceleration to NFL secondaries all year.

     
    • rob pearson 5:20 pm on October 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      One more reason to be glad he is on my roster.

      • james hance 12:46 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        One more reason to be upset he ISNT on my roster

    • Grix 7:48 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What about Justin Tuck? He’s on by now, but should I keep he?
      Will he good when he coming back?

  • Brandon 10:20 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink
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    Late round flyers 

    Just mentioned it in a tweet, but here are a couple names to consider towards the end of the draft when it seems everyone is doing their own thing and there isn’t as much competition for players:

    QB Sam Bradford – not getting as much love as I would expect at this point, could end up with numbers similar to guys going five rounds or so ahead of him
    RB Thomas Jones – solid backup numbers, doesn’t get hurt very often and is one injury from starting
    WR Nate Burleson – if Stafford improves, Burleson will be benefactor
    TE Aaron Hernandez – almost feel confident using him as his your starting TE, but you can snag him late as a great backup
    WR Jacoby Ford – should be top receiving option on Raiders, but kickoff rule change hurts his value in return yard leagues
    WR Steve Smith (both of them) – just seem to be available deep in the draft where their upside is worth the low risk
    DEF Detroit – maybe I’m giving them too much credit based on their dominance of the Patriots in preseason game, but they should get plenty of sacks and pressure on QB, which could mean interceptions and fumbles too

     
    • Brandon 10:24 am on August 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon Gibson was on the list previously, but he’s been hurt recently and I’m not sure what is going on with the Rams receiving corps at this point!

  • Brandon 3:33 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Random fantasy football musings 

    Buying

    • Ray Rice should be awesome this year with Willis McGahee out of town and a new fullback leading the way (the same one that led the way for Arian Foster last year!)
    • I’m hearing that Raiders running back Darren McFadden is tearing it up at training camp so far. Michael Bush should still be in town and will take some of his carries, but this is McFadden’s job to lose.
    • With receiver Steve Smith a free agent at the moment who is returning from fairly serious surgery, Giants WR Mario Manningham is someone to look at for your WR3 spot (if he drops that far!) He would probably make a solid WR2 as well.
    • Is it crazy to think Tarvaris Jackson may have a decent season? He’s got Sidney Rice, big Mike Williams, Zach Miller and John Carlson to throw to. I’d prefer Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel or Sam Bradford, but still, someone to consider as a backup QB option if you’re in dire need.

    Up in the air

    • Not yet drinking the Shonn Greene Kool-aid. Rex Ryan claims they’ll feature a heavy dose of Greene, but I think we’ve heard that before. He’s a RB2 at most.
    • Same goes for Beanie Wells. Just because Tim Hightower is out of town, I’m still not ready to believe in him. Jury is still out though and he could end up changing my mind.

    Selling

    • WR Jacoby Ford was one of my big sneaky picks, but his broken hand scares me. He’ll be ready in time for the regular season, but keep an eye on him during the preseason games to see if he gets any playing time.
    • Chris Johnson’s hold out is worrisome. I guess if you get his backup to start the year you might be alright, but I prefer a guy who I know will start from week 1 (e.g. AP, Rice, Charles, etc.) Plus, I had CJ last year and he didn’t light the world on fire enough to demand the top pick this year.
    • I was hoping that people would forget about Jermichael Finley after missing most of last season with an injury, but it doesn’t seem that way. With a lack of top-tier tight ends this year (most of the top guys seem to be fading a bit) Finley could get drafted way above of your price range.
     
    • grizz 5:24 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, very useful.

    • Chris 2:07 am on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Rice, McFadden and Manningham. My only concern with Rice is that he had surgury I believe on his knee during the offseason. Either way I like the addition of a top FB to clear his way.

    • Jake 9:45 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with your comments about Beanie. He is a bust this year.

    • Hawgman 10:38 am on August 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Every year I draft a RB in the first 2 rounds and every year that RB has a season ending injury within the first 3 games of the season. I would love to have Run-DMC on my roster again this year, but being a life-long Razorback’s fan, I just don’t know if I should curse by boy like that. Maybe I’ll take Ingram – he played for Abalamma…. ;-P

  • Brandon 2:39 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 16: CHAMPIONSHIP TIME! 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for this week. It’s championship week for most league’s out there, so hopefully these tips can help you bring home the bacon! As usual, please feel free to leave a comment on any of our posts with additional hit/miss questions and we’ll try our hardest to get back to you in a timely fashion. Good luck!

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    • Tommy 3:14 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my dilemma, heading into the finals…

      We have at QB:

      Jay Cutler vs. Minnesota
      OR
      Matt Moore @ NYG

      At running back, pick 4:
      Maurice Jones Drew @NE
      Jamaal Charles @Cincinnati
      Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Carolina
      Jerome Harrison vs. Oakland
      Quinton Ganther vs. Dallas
      Maurice Morris @SF

      At WR, pick 3:
      Vincent Jackson @Tennessee
      Devin Thomas vs. Dallas
      Chris Chambers @ Cincinnati
      Dwyane Bowe @ Cincinnati
      Mike Thomas @ NE
      Justin Gage vs. SD

      Thanks dude, as always.

    • Shane 3:48 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looking for a little help:
      Sitting Peyton Manning this week i’m left with two options
      Big Ben vs. Baltimore
      Alex Smith vs. Detroit

      Also WR help:
      Driver vs. Seattle on the Frozen Tundra
      Crabtree vs. Lions miserable secondary at Candlestick
      Meachem vs. Tampa Bay at home

      • Tommy 4:57 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Alex Smith will have a huge game vs. Detroit.

        Am I supposed to pick one WR? If so, then Crabtree. I’m a big fan of having a QB-WR duo on the same team (I have Rivers, Jackson, and Gates all on my team).

      • Brandon 10:46 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy on Alex Smith, but at receiver I like Robert Meachem, who should rebound with a touchdown this week as the Saints fight for home field advantage through the playoffs. All of those receivers make solid plays though.

    • Anthony 3:52 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help with Flex Spots. I have Robert Meachem for WR and MJD for RB. I need to players for my flex spots. I have Mike Sims Walker, Laurence Maroney, Jason Snelling, Mike Sims Walker, Cadillac Williams, Josh Cribbs (no points for return yds), and Chester Taylor.

      Thanks!

      • Anthony 3:52 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        need two players*

      • Shane 3:59 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        MSW and Maroney

      • Brandon 10:53 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Laurence Maroney and Jason Snelling (against the worst run defense in the league) this week.

    • Luke 4:10 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys Merry Christmas
      I need 2 RBs from Addai, Deangelo Williams and Maroney, and i need 2 WRs from Fitzgerald, Ochocinco and Jennings
      Thanks

      • Tommy 5:58 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Addai and Maroney

        Fitz and Ochocinco

      • Matt 9:43 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Keep an eye on Williams, but at this point the ankle doesn’t look good. Fitz is a must-start every week, and Ocho’s got KC so that’s a winner.

    • Zack 5:20 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need help in starting 3 WR
      Vincent Jackson
      Randy Moss
      Andre Johnson
      DeSean Jackson

      • Matt 9:04 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Those are some ridiculous options. Andre Johnson is the absolute must-start of this group. Even though you’d normally think of Moss as a must-start, I’d bench him in your case because he’s gone five games in a row without a 100-yard performance, that troubling one-catch game was only two weeks ago, and he’s averaged just over three catches per game over the past five.

    • Tommy 5:59 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sit V-Jax. Tough decision though- those are 4 WRs that could be the #1 on any given fantasy team.

    • NIck 6:49 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need Help 3WR –ppr

      D. Jackson vs broncos
      H. Ward vs Ravens
      Mike sims-walker vs Pats
      Crabtree vs lions

      • Matt 9:45 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I love Hines Ward this week against a banged-up Ravens secondary. Crabtree’s the odd man out for me.

    • nero 8:05 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking pretty good going into the championship game with a healthy team and great matchups to boot while my opponent has some really tough matchups, a key guy that might sit and injury problems.

      Last week I started (we get return yards btw).:

      Rivers
      Moss
      Fitzgerald
      Cribbs
      Rice
      Wells
      Tony Gonzalez
      Saints
      Tynes
      James Harrison (this week I picked up Beason for this slot)

      My opponent has
      McNabb
      Mason
      Cotchery
      DeSean
      Barber
      Harrison (he picked him up this week for Forsett, he’s got Turner out)
      Dallas Clark
      Steelers
      Nugent
      London Fletcher

      My question is related to my RBs. I had been using Pierre Thomas all year long until 2 weeks ago but it’s been effort poorly spent.

      I have been toying around with the idea of starting Wells and Thomas this week to avoid the Steelers run D with Rice but there’s no way to bench him. So Wells or Thomas? Right now I’m leaning heavy towards Wells since hes the man, riding a 2 game TD streak and even the Texans could run on the Rams, plus I expect AZ to get up early.

      • Matt 9:51 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree – you’re going with Wells for all the right reasons. This is going to be a rout and the Cards use Wells far more than Hightower in these kinds of games, with last week’s game in Detroit (17 rush, 110 yards and a score) a perfect example of what he can do against a bad opponent. He’s a virtual lock for a nice game, whereas the same certainly can’t be said for Thomas, who hasn’t found the end zone since week 11.

    • Matt Scott 9:54 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      3 issues with my chamionship game this week.
      Manning or Benro in Week 16???
      NYG Steve Smith or Hester/ Clayton…My other WR is Mason.
      Pats or Carolina D???

      • Matt 9:54 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        QB – Which Manning? If it’s Peyton, then go with him. If it’s Eli, then go with Ben.
        WR – Smith. By a mile. Don’t overthink this one.
        DEF – Pats. But check your waiver wire. Are the Falcons or Cowboys available? (See my post on this.)

    • Sam 11:40 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      this is who I have, who should I start. Some are obvious put I’m still putting my whole line up.

      QB – Rivers, Orton
      RB – C. Johnson, Ganther, M. Morris, Jennings, Westbrook
      WR – Austin, Ochocinco, Avery, Burleson, J. Morgan
      DEF – SF or NE

      1QB
      2RB
      2WR
      1WR/RB
      1DEF

      • Matt 9:58 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        QB – Rivers by a mile, no question.
        RB – CJ + Ganther
        WR – Austin + Ocho (by a mile)
        DEF – 49ers. Again, by a mile.

        These are all straightforward picks, which is great – no second-guessing.

        • Sam 10:56 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          yeah i thought so. What about for the flex spot? I’m thinking Morris over Morgan?

        • Brandon 11:51 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          As you say, go with Morris over Morgan.

    • Dean 12:38 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      First time in Championship. Have a couple of questions. I have on my team…
      QB-Romo, Smith
      RB-Rice, Harrison, Wells, Maroney, Jackson
      WR-R. Moss, Djax, NYG Smith

      We play 1 QB and I must start a min of 1 RB and 1 WR above. I have three more slots for RB/WR mix. Who should I start?
      Thanks a bunch and Merry Christmas!!

      • Matt 10:05 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I worry about Romo this week – Washington shut him down pretty well earlier in the season, and despite their issues they always show up to play in division games. Smith has Detroit, one of the sweetest matchups for any fantasy QB, and in your shoes I think I’d give him a shot over Romo.

        There’s no way you bench Harrison this week. Absolutely no way, especially given that he’s got another sweet matchup. So go with him, both Jacksons, Rice, and Moss.

    • Sona 4:57 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yeahhhhh! made it to the finals! 🙂 Thanks for the help till now 🙂 Need your opinion TE options : Kellen Winslow or Fred Davis. Flex position: Ganther, Maurice Morris, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes Def available: Falcons, 49ers, Colts and Steelers

      • Brandon 10:08 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Fred Davis at tight end, Holmes in the flex spot and at defense, go with the 49ers.

    • Nick 12:06 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What kills me is that any bozo can make an internet fantasy page. Even the ones that charge typically have incompetent people giving their opinions. Think about this. Buffalo has the #5 pass defense in the NFL for 2009. This week they lost their #1 corner and their all pro safety who has 9 ints. Now, how is it that you can tout the great Buffalo pass defense. THEY’RE NOT PLAYING!!! Do your homework! And their #2 corner is out too! Who’s gonna cover?

      • Brandon 10:09 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ll make sure to refund your money right away…

    • Brandon Walsh 12:50 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Guys, looking for advice from anyone who would like to share it.

      My RB situation is totally messing with my head.

      Pick 2

      Marion Barber…coming off his best game of the season and up against the pitiful Redskins.
      Jonathan Stewart…if Deangelo is out again this guy seems to dominate. Going up against a decent Giants run D.
      Lawrence Maroney…at home vs. the Jags, he has been my most consistent back over the last few weeks. I also have Brady though, so if the Pats get shut out or limited to FGs then I’m screwed by playing both guys. (I know its unlikely)
      Pierre Thomas…on the best offense in the league, but has really been pretty lousy for the last 4-5 games. No PPR for RBs in in my league, otherwise he’d be a must start. Up against the Bucs worst run D in the NFL.
      And the Sleeper.
      Last weeks mystery stud Michael Bush…I’m not really considering him, but he did have a huge game last week, and this week he plays the god awful Browns.

      Thanks!! Merry Xmas.

    • Bobby Triplett 12:54 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I went from worst to first in the last 8 weeks, and now I find myself in the championship game.
      We are a PPR league and here is what I have so far… Would love your advice bro. Love the show man.
      Bobby

      QB: Palmer
      WR: A. Johnson
      WR: A. Bryant
      RB: R.Grant
      RB: L. McCoy
      TE: D. Thomas
      FLEX: M. Morris
      DEF: Atlanta
      D: L. Briggs
      D: B. Cushing

      K. N Keading

      Here is my bench… If you think anything should switch let me know man thanks.

      WR. A. Collie
      WR. L Moorse
      WR. M. Massaquoi
      RB. J. Forrset
      QB. C Henne
      TE. Z Miller
      K. L Tynes
      D. C. Sessions

      • Brandon 11:48 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        The only real change I’d consider making is replacing Antonio Bryant with Austin Collie. Collie will most likely not be one of the Colts benched early if they decide to go that direction in this game. Good luck.

    • erik hassy 3:23 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have a tought choice to make between Santonio Holmes, Ocho-Cinco and Chris Chambers at WR. Who should I start and should I bench Michael Bush against the Cleveland sieve D and use one of the WR as a flex?

      • Brandon 10:05 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Holmes and Ochocinco at wide receiver, with Michael Bush over Chambers in the flex spot. The worry with Chambers is that Dwayne Bowe will take over as the top receiver now that he’s back in the swing of things.

    • Patrick 4:08 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Quarterback Dilemma:

      I have Manning slated to start v. Jets; but Warner v. Rams on the bench. My gut says go with Warner v. Rams (they are terrible) but he has been average at best the past two weeks. But Manning faces the #1 defense in the NFL, and may have limited playing time…

      What to do?

      • Brandon 10:03 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Warner just in case Manning doesn’t play the whole game.

    • Amir 4:32 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      KEEPER LEAGUE QUESTION —

      I’m in a keeper league and think I have a decent idea about who to keep on my roster — does anyone know of any article with a list of possible sleeper keepers for the next year (our rules are you can keep anyone you just lose a draft pick 2 rounds higher than the round they were originally drafted)

      Let me know

    • DFonz001 10:41 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Well guy I’m in the championship game and I’d like to say thank’s for your help when I needed it, good luck to you as well. I needed to know If I should start
      QB: Peyton Manning or Alex Smith
      WR: Randy Moss, Brandon Marshall, or Santonio Holmes (I need two receivers)
      RB: Laurence Maroney or Marion Barber
      I’d really appreciate your help as you can see I have good players thats why its so hard for me to decide.

      • Brandon 11:43 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Alex Smith with a great match-up against the Lions. At receiver, Moss and Marshall, with Maroney filling out the running back spot. Good luck dude!

    • DFonz001 10:43 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      By the way MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    • Chris 12:21 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mason or driver this week?

      • Brandon 11:42 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yahoo apparently loves Donald Driver this week, but I’m going with Derrick Mason, who has a touchdown in two straight games is the uncontested number one receiver in the offense.

    • Greg 3:03 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Maurice Morris or Brian Westbrook? Normally a no brainer. You can’t predict BW’s touches but I don’t trust backups who have one good game as a fill-in #1. Westbrook is home and Morris is away. Denver has batter D. I’m squarely on the picket fence and it’s not comfortable.

      • Tommy 6:36 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        10000000% Maurice Morris. Westbrook is a complete gamble, and Maurice Morris is guaranteed carries.

        • Greg 11:06 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Here’s another one. Chris Chambers or Hakeem Nicks. RE Nicks, I shy away from bad hammies, but I think his projections are rising. Someone knows something! As of now I have Chambers penciled in.

      • Brandon 11:39 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Gotta agree with Tommy here, go with Maurice Morris.

    • ChadClay 3:54 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas!
      I would like some lineup help please. I am in a PPR league that rewards return yardage. Thanks for your help!
      QB: Aaron Rodgers
      RB: Ray Rice, Thomas Jones, Beanie Wells, Forsett, or Hightower.
      WR: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Miles Austin, or Johnny Knox (I need two)
      TE: Jermichael Finley or Fred Davis (I need one)
      Flex: Any of the above WR’s or RB’s (I need one)

      Thanks again!

      • ChadClay 3:55 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry. Forgot to say how many RBs I need. I need two. Thanks again!

      • Tommy 6:35 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        RB: Ray Rice and Beanie Wells
        WR: Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald
        TE: Fred Davis
        W/R: Miles Austin

      • Brandon 11:46 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tommy for the most part, but I like Jermichael Finley over Fred Davis this week. I wish you could get Thomas Jones in there somehow, but it looks like he’ll have to cheer your team on from the bench this week.

    • Harry 7:12 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas All !!! Should I start New England or Miami D this week ??? This is for all the marbles….LOL Thanks for any input !!!

      • Brandon 11:09 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with New England this week…I have a good feeling about them playing at home.

        • Harry 11:11 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thank You 🙂

    • aker 8:34 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got Gonzalez at TE. Finley is available, and I’m looking to find points anywhere I can get them. Thoughts as between the two? Gave up Vernon Davis earlier in the season thinking that I would never justify starting him over Tony G. Don’t want to foolishly overestimate Gonzo again. Your advice is always appreciated.

      • Brandon 11:38 pm on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d stick with Gonzo this weekend. He’s been getting looks on a consistent basis all season and there’s no real reason to switch to Finley.

    • Suzanne 3:30 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Help! At QB — Matt Schaub or Alex Smith?

      • Tw 5:45 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        SF is not playing for their play-off lives and has a running game, Smith looked poor last wk, DET is improving
        I’d stick with Schaub
        GOOD LUCK

      • Brandon 11:04 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with Tw here, go with Schaub who plays a Dolphins team that was just lit up by Vince Young of all people last week.

    • Lucas 4:42 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In the final – $600 on the line playing the number 1 team
      PPR, 1pt/20yds rush/rec, 6 pts/TD
      Need 2 RB: Rice, Wells, PT, Harrison
      Need 2 WR: Colston, Driver, Crabtree
      Need 1 TE: Dallas Clark,Finley
      Am thinking Rice, Wells, Colston, Crabtree, Finley
      Thoughts?
      Worth mentioning that my opponent has Rogers, so Finley over Clark seems like the right move (IND may rest starters). Really torn over Driver vs. Crabtree.
      My line-up (as of now):
      Brees, Rice, Wells, Colston, Crabtree, Finley, Bironas, Cards D

      Opponent:
      Rogers, AP, Benson, Wayne, Welker, Winslow, Akers, Ravens D
      How do you like my chances???

      • Brandon 11:09 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I also like Rice, Wells, Colston and Finley, but at receiver I’d go with Donald Driver, who has proven to have more big game potential than Crabtree at this point.

        As for your chances, it should be a pretty good battle, but hopefully Reggie Wayne has a short day and gives you the slight edge. Good luck and feel free to “donate” a bit of those winnings to the FFGeekBlog cause!

    • Tw 5:59 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Driver w/ Finley helps cover rodgers better
      Starting colston w. brees gives you the edge
      Good luck

    • Greg 10:05 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hakeem Nicks (bad hammie but his projections seem to be rising) or Chris Chambers?

      • Brandon 10:56 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I guess if you hear that Nicks is starting when they announce the actives/inactives, you could consider starting him, but I’d just go with Chambers who is definitely going to start and continues to put up numbers for the Chiefs.

        • Greg 12:18 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. I agree.

    • Leah 10:18 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Schaub or Brees . . . in the Finals. Decisions Decisions

      • Brandon 11:03 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that’s a tough (but good) decision to have to make. Last time the Saints played Tampa Bay, he didn’t rack up all that much yardage, but he still managed three touchdowns. I’m guessing this week he throws for some solid yards and again gets the touchdowns as well as his team fights to clinch home field advantage in the playoffs. Go with Brees.

    • Swaimy 11:11 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      tough calls
      RB
      Thomas Jones or Jamaal Charles
      WR
      Mike Sims-walker or Hines Ward

    • Chadclay 11:57 am on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your feedback!

    • eric ivy 12:40 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ok so i got aaron rodgers chris johnson frank gore derrick mason tony gonzalez 49 ers d and jeff reed …. my flex spot choices are t.0. santonio holmes cadilac n collie. who should i pick

      • Brandon 12:46 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Santonio Holmes. The other guys are too inconsistent or risky (if Peyton sits early.)

  • Brandon 11:22 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Hits & Misses – Week 13: Win or Go Home 

    Here are our “Hits” and “Misses” for week thirteen, 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!) With the playoffs right around the corner, you most likely need a win badly this week to clinch that first round BYE (or to even get a playoff spot!) Hopefully our list this week can help you get over the hump and into your league’s tournament, where you will surely bring home the bacon because you frequent such an awesome and knowledgeable fantasy football website! Alright, enough tooting of our own horn, let’s get to the hits and misses for this week and GOOD LUCK!

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    • fightingamish 1:44 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      quick question…this week…i need to pick two WR..my choices are Hester, Massaquoi, Patrick Crayton, Berrian, Devry Henderson, or Lee Evans…I’m leaning towards Hester and Evans..i neeeeed a win this week to make the playoffs

      • Brandon 3:13 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in the same boat as me in terms of needing to win to make the playoffs, but luckily I’m not relying on a wide receiver corps like that (no offense, hah.) Did you end up starting Evans? Hopefully not. If you did, I’d gamble on Devin Hester and hope he pulls out a big game against the Rams. If you didn’t play Evans, then put Henderson in there as well.

        • Squish 1:18 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’ve learned one thing about Henderson. He specifically only has big games (3 or more receptions) against teams that have great coverage. Because the coverage is great, Brees is forced to throw the ball his way. I bet he has a huge game against Carolina but little or nothing in the coming weeks with an average performance at Atlanta.

    • e-roc 1:49 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Now I’m all flustered and confused… Mighty Mouse (w/Matt Moore!!) or Donnie Avery (v. bad Bears DEF: 24th PA)… Starting Wayne & Avant….

      • Brandon 3:11 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Donnie Avery is probably the safer pick at this point, but I would say that Steve Smith has more upside. Depends on how you’re feeling about your match-up this week 🙂

        • Squish 1:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I gotta go with Avery. Smith will likely see little action since they’ll be able to run at will. Avery has turned into a legitimate WR2 in recent weeks and looks to continue as he gets most of the red zone targets in STL.

        • e-roc 10:41 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m going to hate myself more for not starting Smith with Matt Moore in at QB…

        • Brandon 10:52 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, unfortunately I have to root for Steve Smith here, as I have him in my line-up in one of my biggest leagues. Let’s just hope both of them have huge games!

    • Heather 4:33 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Like your analysis, but Revis isn’t a rookie. This is his 3rd season.

      • Squish 12:40 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well he’s the age of most rookies if that means anything.

      • Brandon 10:20 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, thanks for the update. Yeah I realized this after publishing the post and forgot to update it. Not sure why I thought he was a rookie, but either way, he’s been dominant.

    • Kamaps 4:45 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So I have a problem…too many skilled players. Please help me pick out my starters? I have 2 WR spots, 1 RB spot, and a RB/WR spot. The players I have are:

      RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
      RB Rock Cartwright, Was

      WR Miles Austin, Dal
      WR Mike Sims-Walker, Jac
      WR Jason Avant, Phi
      WR Chad Ochocinco, Cin

      I have MJD and Cartwright filling up the RB and RB/WR spots, with Austin and Sims-Walker in my WR spots, but all of them are expected big #s and I don’t know who to play. I’m nervous about Cartwright against New Orleans and I’m nervous about Sims-Walker also, but Ochocinco hasn’t been producing, so I’m confused. Please help.

      • Shane 6:42 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with MJD but in the flex i would take Avant over Cartwright. Did you see him last week? He got stuffed at the line 3 times, 8 rushes for 3 of less yard, and none longer than 7. I like Austin and Ochocinco this week. I like Austin because the NYG D has been bad and its a division game. I like Chad because he has been talking about how his team doesn’t throw enough and they are playing Detroit who boasts an atrocious Pass D. Expect Palmer to throw all day.

      • craig 9:51 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go with Ochociinco and Miles Austin as your two starting receivers, MJD as your starting back, and Jason Avant at the flex spot especially if Desean Jackson doesn’t play after taking that big hit last week. For a whole list of week 13 must starts as well as everything else fantasy football related go to http://www.thefantasyfootballguru.com

        • Squish 1:07 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Gotta agree about the two WRs recommended by the other guys. MJD is a must start as well. As usual though I still like RBs better at the flex spot. Cartwright should have a monster day against an NO defense giving up the 7th most points in the league to opposing RBs. Considering he’s the only guy left on the squad at RB and that he’s had two solid games against rush defenses as the starter, I would consider him a low end RB2 in most leagues this week.

          I do agree that Avant is a very solid start if DJ is out but I’d take Cartwright otherwise and personally would take him either way.

    • TJ 5:46 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Quick one: Looks like Julius Jones is (supposedly) healthy and will start Sunday, possibly hurting Forsett’s numbers. I can play J Charles instead – hard to predict which Denver RunD will show up, but Charles might also have decent receiving numbers. Which one, you think, assuming Jones is “healthy”?

      • Squish 1:26 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Charles better for upside. He has been hot recently. You can expect 100 rushing yards at least but he may not get in the endzone since Denver’s red zone run defense is 9th in the league. I like to think they’ll utilize him as scat back this week too so expect some receiving numbers. Plus, there’s always that chance that he’ll take a return to the house!

      • Brandon 10:33 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Agree with Squish here, go with Charles.

    • Shane 6:37 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Forsett “Strained” his quad during practice today.
      Jones is a safe bet now because Forsett isn’t 100%

      • Ken 3:03 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i wouldn’t call JJ a safe bet. He hasn’t done much as a starter. And Forsett said he sat out as a precaution in practice. Its still possible that Forsett splits carries with Jones on sunday.

        As a Forsett owner this all pisses me off. At this point Id rather not have to rely on either back.

        I’d def play J Charles if I had him as an option. Him and Forsett are very similar backs and both have the possibility to make points as a receiver if the run game isn’t there…or even if it is lol. They’re great for PPR leagues

        • TJ 1:58 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks guys – now do you think Steven Jackson will play tomorrow? Cold Chicago may not help his back, unlike last week. I may need to use Forsett after all if SJax is inactive…..

        • Brandon 10:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Steven Jackson is expected to play and should put up solid points against a mediocre-at-best Bears defense. Keep him in your line-up.

    • Joe 8:29 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Need QB Help! Trying to trade for Favre. Who should I trade? My players include:
      QB Cutler
      RB D. Will
      J Stew
      P.Thomas
      R.Mendenhall
      WR: R. Moss
      TJ Housh
      B. edwards
      M. Manningham
      J. Avant
      TE: Celek
      K: Bironas
      D: DAL
      CIN

      • Squish 1:29 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Try to package Housh/Edwards and Pierre Thomas for Favre and a low end WR. What does the other player have that you could target in the area of WRs?

    • Ken 2:58 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts for a flex spot between these guys?

      Chris Brown
      Jason Snelling
      Devin Hester
      Steve Breaston
      Chris Chambers

      • Squish 1:32 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I like Chambers this week out of that group. Snelling is my next choice since I have a hunch he’ll get a majority of the carries this week with Atlanta. Hester, Breaston and Brown just aren’t viable options at this point.

      • Brandon 10:31 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have to disagree with Squish here and actually like Chris Brown today. Looks like Steve Slaton is out and Brown should get the bulk of the carries against the Jaguars.

    • Matt 4:05 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If Steven Jackson can’t go, I need one of the following for my RB2:
      1. C. Brown @ JAC
      2. J. Forsett vs. SF
      3. J. Norwood vs. PHI

      I also need a WR3:
      1. M. Colston @ WAS
      2. J. Avant @ ATL
      3. D. Hester vs. STL

      Also, between these two for a defense:
      1. New Orleans @ WAS
      2. Denver @ KC

      • Brandon 10:24 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I actually like Chris Brown at running back with Steve Slaton out this week. At wide receiver, Avant is a great play with DeSean Jackson out as well and finally, for your defense, I like the Saints this week. I think they’ll force Jason Campbell to make some bad throws and could end up with some solid points off interceptions.

        • Matt 10:55 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for the advice!

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