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  • Brandon 3:39 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , matchup huddle, , , technology,   

    Review: Matchup Huddle 

    Think you’re a fantasy football guru, but lazy to start your own blog? Then look no further than MatchupHuddle.com (@matchuphuddle)! Not too long ago I wrote a quick overview of FantasyIQ, which allows users to provide advice to others who ask weekly line-up or trade questions. Matchup Huddle is along those same lines, but has many more features (at least at the point of writing this post.)

    When you go to the website, the first thing you’ll see is a screen similar to the one below. It will list a few of the match-ups for a given week, all in the format shown, where you either pick one guy or another. Each match-up is rated like ski mountain trails, indicating the difficulty users are having with a particular decision. For example, Adrian Peterson versus Sammy Morris would be a green circle, while Steven Jackson versus Michael Turner could end up being a double black diamond!

    matchup huddle picks

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    • Squish 6:33 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Looks cool! I didn’t look deep enough to notice that it actually tracked and compared advice givers. That’s kinda awesome. Too bad I only found out a about it last week 🙁

      Are there any rewards/awards on that site for being the best or is it pretty much just a street cred sort of thing?

      • Brandon 4:36 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just street cred at the moment. Maybe someday they can add something cool. Maybe a widget that you can show on your blog that you were the top picker or something for a given time period?

    • Hawgman 12:09 am on November 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I really like this site. It is real easy to lose a lot of time here! ;-D

      • Brandon 11:26 pm on November 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, yeah you can definitely get carried away if you’re not careful

  • Brandon 10:22 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: fantasyiq, matchuphuddle, , technology   

    Fantasy Football Tools 

    Just added a new Tools page to the blog, featuring the (free!) awesome tools we use and recommend to ensure you roll out the most competitive fantasy football squad on a weekly basis. Check it out!

  • Brandon 9:55 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , technology,   

    Have you tried using Pickemfirst (@pickemfirst) on our player rankings for this week yet? If not, give it a try and see if any ranked players are available in your league and might help you out this week!

  • Brandon 9:27 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , technology,   

    PickEmFirst + Player Ranks = Useful! 

    Want a good way to check if there are free agents in your league that are predicted to do well this week and who could possibly help your team? You should install Pick Em First (@pickemfirst) in your browser, then use it while viewing our weekly player rankings!

    In case you’re curious, GREEN means the player is available in one of your leagues; BLUE means he’s on one of your teams, but not available in other leagues; and GRAY means he’s not available in your leagues.

    (NOTE: PickEmFirst isn’t always accurate. Currently it says that LeGarrette Blount is available in on of my leagues…but he’s not :-()

    pick em first and google docs rankings

    • Mal 9:43 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      On it-

      Need help- so in our 12 man non ppr league I drafted a pretty beasty team

      qb(1) brady

      rb(2) LT, Forte, mcfadden, DeAngelo

      wr(3) andre, ocho, ward, mason, jones(gb)

      te(1) cooley/olsen

      k(1) gostkowski

      def(1) charger/gb

      To see this team at 3-5 in my keeper is heart breaking with those names. 3 0-1 point losses has especially stung me. I’ve probably got too much depth at RB (especially for a 12player keeper), I should try trade stop wasting bench with talent but i mean where do i upgrade???

      Cooley is solid, if anything my WR/QB have been hurting me. People are hungry for RBs, someone has offered up Boldin or TO for one. Also another has Jennings and Sidney Rice who might be willing to trade. Or should I try go Brady+RB for Peyton/Rodgers?

      OR! should I sit tight and wait for the wins to start coming like they should be?

      Thanks guys as always

      • Brandon 8:42 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m curious which running back people are offering Bolding or T.O. for?

        As for your team in general though, I think you need to just ride it out with what you have. Is there any decent options at WR on free agency? Other than that, you should probably just hope that the next 1 point games go your way 🙂

    • George B. 10:23 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cool tool, but it doesn’t work on Google Spreadsheets!

      • Brandon 10:27 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        What browser are you using? I had it working in Google Chrome. Pick Em First is a little finicky and you might need to try it a few times. Not sure if it’ll work in other browsers with Google Docs though.

        • George B. 10:33 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’m using Chrome. I guess I’m just impatient, looks like its working now.

          • Brandon 10:34 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Just noticed that it’s not always accurate. I have four leagues set up with it in Yahoo and it claims LeGarrette Blount is available in one, but he’s not, unfortunately. It’s new software, so hopefully they work out the kinks over time.

          • George B. 10:37 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yea it says Zach Miller is available in my league when I own him.

          • Brandon 11:19 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            It seems to sync with your rosters each day or something, so if there is out of date data, you might see the wrong thing shown. I just went to their website and clicked the “Sync” option for a team and now it’s showing properly for Blount.

          • George B. 11:20 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Mine was caused by two Zach Miller’s. When you click on the icon it shows both of them…

          • Pickemfirst Dev 11:21 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            seems like you figured things out on your own…

            Thanks for the post Brandon!

    • Pickemfirst Dev 11:20 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Guys, I will help you.

      @George: there are 2 Zach Miller in the NFL (one in Oak, one in Jac). Green meens that one of them is available in your league. Click the green icon and Pickemfirst will tell you this one

      @brandon: This problem might come from Yahoo. Can you email me at [email protected] and give me the email address on your pickemfirst account so that I can take a look ?


      • George B. 11:24 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Alain,

        The issue I was seeing with Google Spreadsheets had to do with it reading inside the frame in Chrome (fixed by opening the frame in a new tab and rerunning pickemfirst). Maybe you guys can take a look at improving the parsing there?


      • Squish 1:52 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Pickemfirst and FFgeeks = a match made in heaven

        Keep up the great work guys! I’ve been using pickemfirst since it came out and have found it very useful. I’d love it if you guys could get together with some other ranking sites especially fantasypros.com which is a sort of meta ranking system using all the experts while excluding some of the low-end sites that FFnerd includes. Personally I’d love to see the position ranks be based on the experts picks who rank in the top 10 of accuracy for the year at that specific position. I’ve found this ranking system to be far more accurate weekly than any single expert or site. For instance, the yahoo team holds all of the top stops for DST accuracy this year but none of the those experts outranks the yahoo staff combined projections. I love FFN’s strength in numbers theory but I think it would be better if the numbers were limited only to the very top of experts, say the top 10 at each position. Just a thought.

    • The Don 4:20 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aite guys got a question. Guy in my leauge is hurtin for qbs and i got Josh Freeman on my bench…im trying get a steal what two or three players should i try and gaffle from him
      Andre Johnson
      Thomas Jones
      Javid Best
      Dustin keller
      Dez Bryant
      A Foster
      V Shanco
      Brandon Lloyd

      • Brandon 4:53 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t imagine he gives up most of those players for Josh Freeman. How many teams in this league by the way? Obviously I would trade him for Johnson, Jones, Foster, Lloyd, etc…

        • The Don 6:17 pm on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          No i mean which combo of guys would you take
          ie. Andre Johnson and A Foster or Brandon Lloyd and Javid Best

          • Brandon 10:02 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Still a little confused. Will you be offering another player in addition to Josh Freeman for a “combo of guys”? I assume there’s no way he would take Freeman straight up for any of the players you just mentioned (AJ, Foster, Lloyd, Best) but maybe I’m mistaken?

        • The Don 10:35 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Im only giving him Josh freeman and i want two good guys on the deal. I think he will take it because he only has Jason Campbell and derrick anderson one of them is on a bye cant remember which so he is hurtin

          • Brandon 10:37 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Hah, wow, if you can pull off a Josh Freeman trade for two of those guys it’ll be the heist of the century. The best two would be Andre Johnson and Arian Foster, but you could also go Foster/Lloyd, Jones/Johnson, Jones/Lloyd. See what you can do! 🙂

    • Hawgman 8:39 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have a dilemma – In my last flex spot, I can put Collie or J. Stewart in the line up. Stewart is THE RB in Carolina because Williams will miss another game, but I still don’t trust that O-line. Collie should be in the line-up. He practiced pretty much all week and Gonzalez (or should that be Gone-zalez?) tweaked his knee again and looks like he will be on the sidelines.
      Both have risk. Both have upside. Which one do I start?
      (0.07 PPR/6 PTD, Starting Roethlisberger, Andre, Boldin, McFadden, Witten, Woodhead, Hillis, Carpenter, Bears)

      I’m also on the fence about starting Ben. I have Cutler on the bench against the Bills and coming back from a bye.

      Any thoughts and help are greatly appreciated!!

      • Brandon 10:21 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with Big Ben at quarterback. I got him a couple spots ahead of Cutler on my ranks this week.

        As for your flex spot, that’s a tough one. Up front, Stewart looks like a landslide as the starting running back and a coming-back-from-injury Collie, but the stats tell another story. I’d probably just start Stewart and hope he can snag you a touchdown or so. I have no idea how big a part Collie will play in the offense now that they have Wayne/Garcon/Tamme rolling as well. Good luck with however you go though!

        Also, 0.07 PPR? What is that? hah

        • Hawgman 5:41 pm on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry – I got confused. It’s 0.15 PPR. The original system was 7 catches equals a point. Got my digits mixed up!
          Thanks for the advice!

    • Brian 10:27 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add Bradshaw (NYG) to the RBs. I’ve got him, J. Charles, and Hillis. All three look pretty good this week, but I’ve gotta sit one. Thanks for the help!

      • Brandon 10:35 am on November 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added Bradshaw. Got him two spots below Peyton Hillis, so go with Charles and Hillis. All three are solid plays this week though. Good luck!

  • Matt 7:31 am on September 12, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: technology   

    I'm in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle today talking about technology and th… 

    I’m in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle today talking about technology and the NFL. Middle of the first page and bottom of the fourth. Got a shout-out for FFGeekBlog in there of course. 🙂

    • Art 9:38 am on September 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice seing pic in sports page

    • Brandon 12:30 pm on September 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply


    • Squish 9:12 pm on September 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to hear how you guys feel about Calvin Johnson’s “catch” today. I personally feel it was the worst call of the decade.

      • Matt 7:14 am on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        The call was correct according to the rule, but the rule sucks.

        Watching the replay, I lose a little sympathy for CJ because he held his arms out to showboat a bit rather than tucking the ball into his chest. A professional athlete is no different from any other professional in that they’re responsible for knowing the rules and guidelines of their field.

        But with all that said, it’s clearly a stupid rule that creates more unfairness than it resolves, so we’ll probably see the NFL quietly do away with it in the offseason and hope we forget this horrible play ever happened.

    • Mal 11:52 pm on September 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nice one. Yeah Squish, it was a massive stitch up for Detroit, Megatron and fantasy owners. It’s always good seeing teams turn it around in a new year (Skins win today was all time, I really like them, partly because I bought a redskins bucket hat in a bargain bin for 25cents at a music festival in belgium)

      I posted some LARGE numbers in my conference, 130 points (nfl.com non ppr). The bread winners were brady, forte, ochocinco and cards D. Was stoked with the Cooley-McNabb connection (i have cooley). Also nice to see Mcfadden on my bench rack up some points.

      Not catching the bears or oakland game, what are your thoughts on forte’s and mcfadden’s outlook after posting strong starting numbers?

    • Chris 2:27 pm on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply


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