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  • Brandon 4:18 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Tennessee Titans   

    Tennessee Titans awarded Randy Moss 

    Even though they had 22nd waiver priority, the Tennessee Titans put in a claim and were awarded wide receiver Randy Moss. Earlier there was a report that Moss would only play for a contender, so hopefully the Titans fit his definition.

    Now the big question…do I keep him on my bench next week or plug him in?)

     
    • Hawgman 4:31 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wish him and the Titans all the luck in the world, but Moss is going to have to realize that he will have to do more than just show up. Acting like a professional wouldn’t hurt either.

    • Christy 5:45 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Moss in my league, and I have to decide whether to play him as well!

      • Hawgman 7:00 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Might not wanna play him this week – I think the Titans are on a bye.

    • Chester 9:14 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Does he have more upside than Holmes?

      • Brandon 10:44 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Does Moss have more upside than Santonio Holmes? If that’s the question, the answer is yes.

    • Kenny 1:37 am on November 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      D. Bowe and D. Bess? New England or Chicago? Please help!

    • AtlantaJJ (Janet) 3:36 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking forward to Chris Johnson having more lanes open up for him since Moss should be a deep threat. CJ should see more points finally please oh pleas! 😉

  • Matt 12:32 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
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    The Titans are Terrifying 

    Let’s just make it official: It’s time to throw out everything bad we ever said about the Titans this year. Earlier in the season, we frequently urged you to start your players against their defense and start your DSTs against their offense. No more. The Titans are the scariest team in football right now.

    Vince Young’s previously fragile psyche was slowly nursed back to health by four straight solid performances in weeks 7-11, and yesterday’s 387-yard, 0-turnover performance and 99-Yard Drive Heard ‘Round the World prove he’s in a good place now. And he’s not even the best player on the team: Chris Johnson is easily the most dynamic playmaker in the league. (Anyone care to argue with that statement? I don’t even know how you can make a case for anyone else right now.)

    Meanwhile, the defense no longer resembles the banged-up, ineffective unit that started the season: Over the past five weeks, the Tennessee D has been the second-best in fantasy football (using FFToday‘s base scoring), and are tied for third in sacks, third in interceptions, 12th in rushing yards allowed, and 16th in passing yards allowed. They’ve only got one really attractive matchup left on the schedule (at home vs. St. Louis in week 14), but they’re still worth picking up if you need DST depth (though it’s obviously not a great idea to start them this week at Indy).

    All that said, I won’t be putting in a waiver claim for Vince Young any time soon. That isn’t a knock on him – I’m as impressed as anyone else with what he’s accomplished over the past five weeks – but I think true fantasy relevance is still a couple of years away for Young. He hasn’t had a multi-touchdown game yet this year, has never thrown for more than two TDs in his entire NFL career, and has three games with fewer than 175 yards this season (including a 116-yard performance in week 11). True, he’s capable of making things happen with his legs, but he has only one game this season with more than 30 yards rushing. I’d consider him a borderline QB2 in the week 14 St. Louis game, and that’s about it for this season, unless you’re in a keeper league.

     
  • Matt 11:04 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Fantasy storylines to watch this weekend 

    Plenty of fantasy intrigue around the league in week 10. Here are a few situations I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on.

    Joe Flacco @ Cleveland: Wacko Flacco (sorry) has been shaky lately, so it’ll be interesting to see him take on a team that he played well against earlier in the season (342 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 111.8 passer rating in week 3). If Flacco can repeat or improve upon that performance, he’ll reestablish himself as a startable fantasy QB when the matchup’s right.

    LeSean McCoy/Brian Westbrook vs. San Diego: How shaky is Westbrook’s ankle? Will McCoy continue to make a convincing case for more touches? Andy Reid just watched the division lead get ripped away from him by the surging Cowboys, so it’ll be interesting to see which running back he favors when push comes to shove.

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    • Dan A. 11:44 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey matt what s up? good to see you at the wedding.. all i can say is that doesn’t jason witten have to score a touchdown sooner or later…. bench him for zach miller against KC? what s your call?

      • Matt 10:57 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Dan! Knew you’d find the blog eventually. 🙂

        I’ve been wrong about Witten all season (not that anyone’s been right about him), so at this point I don’t know what to say. Benching Witten in fantasy football feels like benching Chris Paul in fantasy basketball – they both should be the best at their position, so it’s puzzling to see Witten fall off the planet and a guy like Miles Austin take center stage. Thing is, he continues to catch passes – seven receptions last week – which usually is what you look for in a tight end. He just hasn’t broken any big plays or been a major factor in the end zone this year.

        Would I start Zach Miller in his place? No. He’s a Raider. ‘Nuff said. But there are several other decent tight ends who would make a better start than Witten at this point (off the top of my head, Olsen, Celek, the other Miller, Gates, Gonzo, V. Davis, Clark, Shockey).

    • Squish 2:24 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Flacco the person to watch against Cleveland?! He doesn’t even have to play that game. Give Ray Rice the ball in the wildcat every play of the game and they’ll win by 40.

      In my mind Flacoo’s already legitimately start-able. However, with how weak half their schedule is, I don’t pretend they need to pass the ball to win games like this one.

      • Matt 10:49 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        That’s actually a large part of what I’m getting at. The Ravens are in flux right now after losing four of their last five, and it will be interesting to see whether they focus more on the run or the pass as they try to rediscover their winning ways.

    • Ken 2:44 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it would be a blast if CJ topped his week 2 performance in buffalo. If its possible for him to top that game, buffalo’s the team to do it against.

      I wish my rb situation was anywhere near to that productive haha. Finally managed to get a trade off…traded Nicks, Knox and Sammy Morris for Addai. Considering my depth at WR, I think I got a steal. (fitzgerald, sims-walker, jennings, devin hester, steve breaston)

      Although Im still left with a choice between Mike Bell and Shon Greene as my RB2. Any suggestions? I think Greene has the potential for more touches overall, and the Jags don’t have a great rush def. But if the saints pop out early, and go to run for most of the game, I’m thinking Bell could get a lot of 3rd and 4th qtr work.

      Think its worth putting Bell in over Greene despite him losing the battle to PT?

      • Squish 3:26 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah Ken, you got a steal there. You gave up 3 guys with barely any fantasy relavance for an all intensive purposes stud. WTG!

        I’d say definitely play Green at RB this week over Bell. Bell has dropped to 3rd on NOs depth chart at RB and he lost a key fumble last week. I wouldn’t expect much out of him this year now that the rest of the rB core there is healthy. Green should at least get 13 or so touches guaranteed and will be most useful in the receiving game I think. If it’s PPR Green looks even better but I’d say play him either way as he’ll be used at least twice as much as Bell.

      • e-roc 9:07 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        IMO, I think you’ll get the same amount of production/points out of either player.

      • Matt 4:32 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, nice trade. Sounds like you found an Addai hater who just wanted to dump him and be done with him.

        Bell and Greene are both risky in the same way – neither is the starter, both have talent and a good matchup this week, and for both of them their production will depend largely upon how the game goes and what the defense is giving up. If one of them has a big game, it’ll be because he broke off a big play, not because he touched the ball 20 times.

        I can’t call this one. Go with your gut.

    • Shane 3:16 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Keeping an eye on the Seattle @ Arizona game. if it goes south for Seattle look for them to give up hope and lose their drive to produce. Seattle and Hasselbeck need to win this game to maintain fantasy relevance,

      • Matt 4:33 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Good point. It’s never ideal to own a good player on a doomed team.

    • Shirley 7:33 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Which of these WRs do I start: Crabtree, Breaston or Cotchery?
      Crabtree has a game today.
      Boldin should be playing this week which brings Breaston back down to a WR3 but Breaston had 77 yards and a touchdown earlier this season against SEA.
      Cotchery is doing pretty well when he’s not injured and he’s going up against JAC which has a bad pass defense.

      I think my main question is do I start Crabtree or the other guys? I really hate it when I have players that have games on Thursdays because you’re really forced to make a quick decision. *sigh*

      • Matt 4:35 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think it’s a little early to trust Crabtree over a known commodity like Breaston, who despite being a WR3 sees consistent action and is on pace for a 1,000-yard season.

    • lax 12:54 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of Joe Flacco, I have both him and Aaron Rodgers. Who should get the starting role this week based on their matchups?

    • Greg 10:54 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      My weekly problem it seems: Brian Westbrook. I have to make my decision by 11AM central. I won’t have access after that. Do I play Westbrook, McCoy, or Beanie Wells?

  • Matt 3:50 pm on November 10, 2009 Permalink
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    Drool-worthy matchups for the stretch run 

    With nine weeks of data in the books on this year’s NFL team defenses, it’s now pretty clear which matchups you should absolutely love to see on your players’ schedules for the remainder of the season.

    Passing Defense

    Worst of the Worst:

    Detroit Lions: They allow a whopping 263 passing yards per game, including games where they gave up 358 to Brees, 340 to Campbell, 358 to Rodgers, and 329 to Hasselbeck. And only the Titans (who I’ll get to in a minute) have allowed more passing TDs.

    Kansas City Chiefs: Only ten sacks on the season, second-worst in the league, and only three interceptions, which is obviously the worst. (Interesting aside – the Redskins, who give up the fewest yards per game, are tied with the Browns for the second-fewest INTs – just four.)

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    • e-roc 9:49 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Does this imply that you’re giving the edge to the Chiefs this weekend v. Oakland? Who’s going to suck less?

      • Matt 9:55 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d prefer to pretend that game doesn’t exist. 🙂

        • The don 3:06 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Speak to me ohh fantasy gods i have a choice
          sidney rice
          Brandon Marshall
          Kevin Smith ( rb)
          Who deserves my starting roster spot this week?
          oh and calvin johnson

        • Squish 8:54 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          A lot of my sources like Sidney Rice this week so think about taking him. Kevin Smith is the obvious option to me but I like taking a chance on Rice this week. You can’t expect much from Marshall against Washington’s pass defense and they should be WAY ahead all day. CJ hasn’t shown he’s fully healed yet so I’d wait to begin starting him again.

          So your real choices are Sidney Rice or Kevin Smith. The problem is that both of them have a downside. Rice won’t be getting too many looks because his team won’t need to pass and he’s got all kinds of competition at WR on his own team.. Kevin Smith gets looks but has done next to nothing with them. He has only 1 run over 20 yards all season and is averaging only 3.3 YPC. In the end I’d say take Smith if you only need 8 or 9 points (the highest projection I’ve seen for him in PPR is 16 with a low of 4) and Rice if you’d like more upside (I’ve seen PPR projections as a high as 24 points with a low of 7.8).

          My personal pick is Rice in both standard and PPR.

    • Squish 8:15 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post Matt. I’ve been tracking things more in my head but it’s really nice to see it all spelled out on the same page! I’ve definitely been planning to have these playoff matchups anywhere I can.

      As I said a few weeks ago it was a good idea to target Hightower who was low value then. I traded for him in several leagues and now my mouth is watering over his SF, DET, STL series of matchups which have Arizona as a team ranked in the top 5 of projected playoff fantasy scoring in every standard FF position.

      As it is now, for weeks 14-16 the top 5 at each position for projected (based on the average points given up by the teams on their schedule those weeks) are:
      QB – Hard to be able to do anything here. All the good QBs are already taken. However, Henne may be a viable fill-in down the stretch for Ryan and Orton owner’s (ranked 32nd worst and 27th worst playoff QB schedules respectively)
      1. SD
      2. MIA
      3. STL
      4. ARI
      5. NO

      RB – Watch the Jamaal Charles/Kolby Smith situation very closely. Go after Hightower if you can. I guarantee he pays off down the stretch. Also be the first to jump on Fred Taylor if he comes back.
      1. KC
      2. NE
      3. WAS
      4. ATL
      5. ARI

      WR – I’m ignoring STL and MIA because their offenses suck but at this point consider trading AJ or R. Moss for VJ or Fitz for a matchup upgrade down the stretch.
      1. MIA
      2. STL
      3. SD
      4. NO
      5. ARI

      TE – More or less doesn’t mean anything since they don’t have reliable options (save SF)
      1. TEN
      2. CIN
      3. SF
      4. ARI
      5. HOU

      DEF – Keep these in mind especially because a lot of them are available. I’ve had defenses in the Championship game win me as many titles as any other position.
      1. NYG
      2. NE
      3. ARI
      4. BAL
      5. OAK

      Anyway, just thought I’d add some stuff in. For a wider range of values go here:
      http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm

      • Matt 9:54 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice post yourself! 😉

        • Squish 10:53 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks! I really just more or less combined data I found on different sites. No big hassle there. I meant to add kicker rankings but I can’t seem to find a way to edit my posts 🙁

    • Squish 10:55 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice! Just realized you guys got a mention at FFLibrarian! Great job!

      http://www.fflibrarian.com/2009/11/heading-into-week-10-with-first-tnf.html

      • Matt 12:01 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        She’s awesome. I credit our “discovery” by the fantasy football community in 2007 in large part to the weekly link love she was sending us.

  • Matt 10:09 pm on July 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Tennessee Titans   

    Skinny LenDale White: Bad for the Titans, good for Chris Johnson's fantasy line? 

    One of the most interesting things to watch during the preseason will be the newly svelte LenDale White. You have to wonder whether the weight loss will cost the Titans their potent smash-n-dash duo. Is a 30-pounds-lighter LenDale White going to be as good a complement to Chris Johnson as the battering ram that scored 15 touchdowns last year? Or will he prove to be no better at the goal line than Johnson, and thus irrelevant and relegated to backup status? If Johnson starts taking goal line opportunities from LenDale, he could easily be the top-scoring fantasy RB this year.

    Of course, White still weighs in at 230, so while he’s no longer in Brandon Jacobs’ boxing division, he ain’t exactly a featherweight either. He might have focused enough on maintaining his lower-body strength in order to remain more effective at the goal line than Johnson. Hell, he might even steal some of Johnson’s regular between-the-20’s workload.

    The most important takeaway here is that there are a whole lot of unknowns when it comes to taking Chris Johnson in the first round, and almost none of them have to do with Chris Johnson.

     
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