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  • Brandon 2:35 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: The (Lance) Ball is in your court! 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding: green are guys to target, yellow are guys that are less-than-spectacular, but you can plug-in if necessary, and red are one-hit-wonders you can ignore.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists!

     
    • Will 4:51 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i’m thinking of trading Jones-Drew for Newton straight up. what do you think?

      I’m thinking of keeping Murray since he seems to be really shining. No more news on Felix Jones… I had Murray benched in favor of Fred Jackson because I thought Murray and Jones would share looks… still won this round, but it hurt me inside.

      BTW, what do you think of Fred Jackson? He was kind of disappointing this week, and though I know he’s really good, someone was saying that he might not do well later in the season once it gets cold.

    • Neil 11:16 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Injuries are ruining my team this year, especially now with news that Schaub is out indefinitely (and probably for the rest of the season). So, who do you think I should pick up to take his place. My other QB is Andy Dalton. The available QBs are McCoy, Cassel, Jackson, Ponter, Skelton, Beck, Orton, Palmer, Grossman, Gabbert.

      I am leaning toward Palmer, but this is really a crappy situation. In line to make the playoffs in what is my rookie season, but now I’m not so sure.

      • Neil 11:20 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        And if i attempt to go for a trade, who do you think i should target without having to give up too much? Eli Manning, Romo, Smith, Cutler?

        • Brandon 6:00 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I like Eli over the rest in that group. Pick up Carson Palmer immediately though.

          • Neil 6:38 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Picked up Palmer after I wrote this. Will try to put something together to get Eli. Thanks for reinforcing my initial thought, Brandon! Appreciate it!

          • Neil 6:44 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Does Andy Dalton and BJGE sound like a fair trade for Eli?

            • Anthony 2:17 pm on November 16, 2011 Permalink

              @brandon: Who should I put in as my 3rd RB for this week? Im going to start Mathews and Turner and the 3rd option is between Mcgahee/Jacobs/ or Lawfirm – Also Who should my 2 WRS be? David NElson – Branch – Mike Williams or Manningham – pick 2 plz thanks in advance!

  • Brandon 10:54 am on November 8, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: Wide receiver help available to those who need it! 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding: green are guys to target, yellow are guys that are less-than-spectacular, but you can plug-in if necessary, and red are one-hit-wonders you can ignore.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists!

     
    • Shirley 12:01 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I currently have Ballard, Gresham and Schiancoe (sp) on my team (we have one TE spot and a WR/TE flex spot). I have Andre Johnson and my other WRs are WR3 at best. Celek is also available. Should I drop any of the first 3 for Celek? Do I even need three TEs? Needless to say, I only have one win thus far in this season…

      • Brandon 4:44 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I think the TE spot is the least of your worries if you only have one win 🙂 Stick with Ballard for now.

      • Neil 11:34 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Brandon, do you think I should go with Antonio Brown or Lauret Robinson to take the place of Miles Austin on my roster? (my other WRs are Jordy Nelson Pierre Garcon; DeSean Jackson & A.J. Green).

        • Mike 10:12 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Im liking A Brown. Lots of looks/passes, good numbers

    • will 12:11 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Send LeSean McCoy, Phi RB
      Send Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
      Send Eric Decker, Den WR

      Receive Cam Newton, Car QB
      Receive Calvin Johnson, Det WR
      Receive Fred Davis, Wsh TE

      Now, I know Cam Newton is currently ranked #1 QB, and Calvin Johnson is #1 WR, but I’m wary about losing both McCoy and Jones-Drew. I’d still have DeMarco Murray and Fred Jackson though.

      I currently have Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Freeman as QBs, so Newton IS a step up. My starting wide receivers are Brandon Lloyd and A.J. Green. Johnson would be nice to add as my WR1. So, essentially I’d be switching from having 3 RBs and 2 WRs to having 2 RBs and 3 WRs, right? I have Witten for my TE

      • Brandon 4:45 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm, the only problem I see is that Felix Jones could be back this week and then DeMarco Murray could start splitting carries. Maybe you can replace Jones-Drew with Murray and do the trade?

        • Massie 11:42 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Another trade question for you:

          Send Miles Austin
          Receive Brandon Jacobs.

          My team as of now:

          RB: LeSean McCoy
          RB: Pierre Thomas

          WR: Victor Cruz
          WR: Mike Wallace
          WR: Julio Jones

          + of course M. Austin. (but we only start two WR, two RB and have a RB/WR position)

          What do you say? Austin will be out for a significant amount of time and Jacobs has some nice matchups coming up.

          • Corey 2:51 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Keep Miles, Jacobs will fall back to minimal carries to give Bradshaw a breather. Nothing more.

        • Will 3:34 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          offered murray instead of jones-drew, he said he’d think about it.

          i’ve been looking at my roster some more… maybe i don’t need a trade. seems pretty solid. my weak point is my WRs and my QB somewhat…

          • Corey 3:40 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Why not just try to trade him Murray and Decker for Newton if he’s got another qb?

            • Will 10:47 am on November 14, 2011 Permalink

              good point. well i spoke with him again today and i’m thinking of trading Jones-Drew for Newton straight up. what do you think?

              I’m thinking of keeping Murray since he seems to be really shining. No more news on Felix Jones… I had Murray benched in favor of Fred Jackson because I thought Murray and Jones would share looks… still won this round, but it hurt me inside.

              BTW, what do you think of Fred Jackson? He was kind of disappointing this week, and though I know he’s really good, someone was saying that he might not do well later in the season once it gets cold.

    • trade help! 1:03 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      d branch / cj2k for dmc / b llyod or d branch / cj2k / m lynch for dmc / b marshall / j battle. 0.5 ppr. other wr are aj green, g jennings, rb’s are fjax & beanie. still need to fill a flex spot and could use mashall or llyod until dmc gets healthy enough.. think marshall or llyod can get me decent production for a week or 2 until dmc gets back? think hell outproduce cj in the 2nd half?

      • Brandon 4:47 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d do the first trade. When McFadden is back, hopefully in a week or so, he’ll be way better than Chris Johnson and Lloyd is one of the most targeted receivers in the league right now.

    • Jack 2:05 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey brandon:

      would u trade A johnson for Roddy? lynch for BJGE?
      20 man ppr my rb=sjax/battle/spiller/ivory.
      wr’s=green/smitty/n washing/a benn

      need WR help still!!!

      • Jack 2:07 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        oh and i’d grab any of The WR’s you suggest, but in 20 man as you know, these guys were stashed on ppls benches from the draft!

      • Brandon 4:48 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t really see much benefit to either of those trades. When Andre Johnson is back, he’s better than Roddy. Green-Ellis and Lynch are pretty similar.

    • Schrodinger's Cat 3:30 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What are best options with what I got right now? I need to choose (3) of these WR to play week 10 and (2) of these RB to play week 10.
      Jordy Nelson, Hakeem Nicks, A.J. Green, Steve Smith. and Ahmad Bradshaw, Ryan Mathews, Fred Jackson, Michael Bush.
      Help is appreciated.

      • james hance 5:04 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        AJ green, nicks, and steve smith, fred jax ,and mchael bush (bradshaw prob not gona play)

    • james hance 5:03 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i have robinson Antonio brown stevie johnson and AJ green D murray steven jackson and lesean mccoy, which 2 rbs 2 WRs and 1 WR/RB shuld i start??

      • Corey 2:58 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would start Stevie/Robinson based on defensive matchups along with murray/jackson/mccoy. Brown is against the Bengals which limit the amount of points to wr’s, *41.8 yrds a game to wr2* + Ben has been TERRIBLE vs the Bengals in the past. AJ Green will have Ike Taylor all over him. *PIT 55.6 yrds a game vs wr1.

    • mister n 6:47 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Standard non-PPR ESPN league – Pick 2WR/1 Flex: Roddy White, Wes Welker, Mike Wallace, Darren Sproles, Mike Williams (TB), Michael Crabtree, Laurent Robinson, James Starks

      Thanks in advance.

      • james hance 9:17 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        welker wallace and robinson

      • steeve 2:12 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        just another opinion for you, I’d roll with Sproles over Robinson, I agree with Welker and Wallace though..

      • Corey 3:03 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sproles you shouldn’t sit for the rest of the year period unless injured. I would start Sproles/White/Wallace.

        Last game pats vs jets revis did not play welker all game. From reports is that he will be glued to him all day.

        White goes up against a very shotty secondary at NO and with sharper possibly not playing that will open up the passing game even more. NO’s crap run d will open up play action and White will breakout this week.

        Wallace vs the stout pass d in Cinn. Hey look at it this way, what did stevie J do to them last year 8 catches 137 and 3 tds. I don’t think Cincys d can stop the new and improved passing attack of the steelers.

    • Brando 4:20 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Miles Austin was just dropped in one of my leagues. I’m thinking it would be worth trying to pick him up to stash for the FF playoffs BUT I may be fortunate enough with the team I have because I’m having a hard time picking a player to drop for him.

      What do the you guys think about dropping any of the below to pick up and stash Miles Austin: I got them ordered from what I believe to make the most sense down to the least.

      1. Eagles D (I also have the Jets D. I just picked up Eagles D to cover this next week but maybe I should drop them for Austin instead and roll with the Jets D)
      2. Tim Tebow (I already have Newton and Stafford)
      3. Rashard Mendenhall (Ray Rice, Sproles, Steven Jackson, and DeMarco Murray are my other RBs)
      4. Greg Olsen (I have Aaron Hernandez to)
      6. Antonio Brown (this would leave me with only two healthy/active WRs until Austin is back)
      7. DeMarco Murray (anticipating reduced production from sharing carries with Felix Jones)

      • Corey 3:07 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ask yourself this question. “Will I ever start Tebow over Newton or Stafford”. Over and over until you realize that you will NEVER DO SUCH A THING lol. Drop Tebow, snag Austin and hold on to him for ffplayoffs. I’m using the Eagles D this week and benching the 49ers strictly based on the matchup. Eagles vs bummed knee wells and a 2nd string qb should be a decent matchup.

      • james hance 7:21 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        drop olsen

      • Brando 3:37 am on November 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I did get Austin but went with dropping the Eagles D. My thinking is that I might be able to use Tebow in a trade to improve further at WR. There are two teams I’m targeting in my 10 team league that are struggling at QB.

        One has Welker and the other has Megatron. I am offering Tebow and Antonio Brown to each for their top WR. I’m hoping one will accept and then am hoping to pick up the Eagles D again before Sunday 🙂

        I am thinking I may throw in Mike Wallace instead of Antonio Brown if neither accepts.

        Is giving up Mike Wallace (#3 rank at the position) along with Tebow too much to bump up to #2 Welker or #1 Calvin Johnson?

        I’m thinking it would still be a good move.

    • Shawn 6:38 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who’s a better play this week Ryan Mathews or Mike Tolbert?

      • Corey 3:08 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in the same boat as you are. I have both Mathews and Tolbert and I’m starting Tolbert. Mainly because of how he performed last week vs the packers and Mathews is coming off an injury and may not get the bulk of the work. Next week will be a different story I think.

    • Rene 10:36 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop Addai to pick up Tate? My other RBs are McCoy, Gore, Bush and Ingram. Thanks.

      • Corey 3:09 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yup, any player on Indy is a huge risk and I have no one from Indy. Tate going forward you can play based on matchups like this week as well as towards the end of the ffplayoffs when they sit Foster to rest him for the playoffs.

      • Brandon 4:45 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Agreed, grab Tate ASAP!

    • Mike 10:44 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      OK got offered McGahee for Jets D. I still have Texans D or i could ask him to throw in the Bengals. I am hurting at RB I Have Mathews, Battle, Tate and A Bradshaw.

      Should I??

      • Corey 3:10 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would not make that trade unless you get the bengals D with McGahee. Bengals D is solid this year and should continue going forward.

      • Brandon 4:45 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d probably do this trade regardless, but if you can get the Bengals too, more power to you!

    • Neil 11:06 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Which 3 WR should I start this week? (0.5PPR league) (2 WR, W/T flex) I have Mario Manningham, Antonio Brown, Eric Decker, Jordy Nelson, Laurent Robinson, Hakeem Nicks (injury worry).

      • Brandon 4:46 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Post this on my rankings post tomorrow and I’ll let you know! 🙂

    • TJ 2:48 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is it time to give up on Best? Helu and Tate are available FAs, could drop Best for one, needed only for bench/injury insurance – what do you guys think?

      • Dain 3:08 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Tate would be the better option as Helu plays for the Beckskins

      • Corey 3:12 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Short term Helu until choice is integrated into the offense and then you have a split with Torain/helu/choice. Long term I like Tate especially when they get farther along in the year and they want to give foster some extended rest so he’s fresh in the playoffs.

        • TJ 4:15 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks guys.

          • TJ 4:33 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            So I guess you all think Best is droppable, then? Not a lot of encouraging news out of Detroit on him

            • Brandon 4:46 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink

              I have no argument over you dropping him for either of those guys at this point.

    • Dain 3:07 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Send Calvin Johnson
      Send Earl Bennett
      Send Scott Chandler

      Receive Darren McFadden
      Receive Brandon LLoyd
      Receive Brandon Pettigrew

      What do you think?

      • Corey 3:13 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Very solid trade for you. Yea McFadden is hurt and we are not sure when he’s coming back but you also get the most targeted WR the last few weeks in Lloyd who has a much more favorable schedule going forward, plus Chandler is a HUGE risk. I would say offer that up.

        • Dain 3:17 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, it already has been accepted. Hopefully McFadden heals quick

          • Brandon 4:47 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            He’s out this week, but hopefully next week he returns for your and my team’s sake!

            • Dain 6:00 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink

              Yeah hopefully, it wasn’t much of a factor in the trade as it wouldn’t process until friday anyways…..I desperately needed another RB bcus mine right now are CJ2k, and Ogbonoya….awful ik. I just added Barber though.

    • SCOTTIE G 3:26 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i just traded willis mcgahee, maurice morris and chris ogbonnaya for Chris Johnson and Mike Thomas. i didnt need the WR…i have bryant, cruz and S. Smith. i now have peterson and johnson at the helm with felix jones on the bench…and thomas and DHB on the pine for wr’s. newton at qb and packers D. do you think it was a good trade for me..essentially i was hoping that the upside with johnson to mcgahee would be more favorable to me with the remaining schedule over the next 5-7 weeks. did i make a mistake getting rid of mcgahee? morris and ogbonnaya would have sat on my bench for the rest of the season.

      • Corey 3:31 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would of traded morris and Ogbonnaya for Cj. You just gave up a great developing rb for 2 busts. Hoping CJ picks it up and get into a point scoring machine is not the right way to think of him. Titans have already mentioned that they are possibly going to release him out of contract at the end of the year. They will look to get Ringer more carries and see if he is the future of the franchise or if they have to pursue a better rb in the draft or in FA. Bad trade Scottie G bad trade. 🙁

        • SCOTTIE G 4:02 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          not what i wanted to hear. i was trying to play the defensive matchups remaining and it looked as though mcgahe will have a tougher time than CJ2K. F**K

          • Corey 4:17 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Don’t get me wrong, I still think CJ will get you around 5-10 points a game going forward. He may even have a breakout game SOMEDAY lol but by looking at both of their schedules McGahee and the *running* broncos have a much easier schedule vs run defense. KC/Jets/SD/Min/Chi/Ne/buf/kc out of all of those games the only game that would worry me is the MIN game. 43 yards for cj vs the colts tells you just by the ease of schedule it doesn’t matter with him. He stinks this year lol.

    • David 5:38 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      2QB/3WR/2RB/TE/Flex/4BN league. I think I’m going to start Ryan instead of Fitzpatrick, although I also start Brees, so that should be interesting. I just picked up Antonio Brown and Harvin (can’t help it….Vikings fan…..). I think I’m set at TE and RB (FJax and MBush). Quandry is receivers, not from talent but performance and matchups.

      So which 3 WRs?

      Brown: I wonder if he is going to get stuffed by CIN?
      Green: I wonder if he is going to get stuffed by PIT?
      D. Jackson: I wonder if he just sucks and I should cut him (only half kidding)?
      Manningham: Seems WR3 at best here
      Harvin: OK, I am a Vikings fan, but it seems like he is due, is healthy, plays the Pack well, and I just have a feeling he will bust out.

      So I’m thinking Green, Brown, Harvin? Or does Manningham push in here (assuming we are giving up on DeSean Jackson, although his matchup is good).

      Thanks!

    • Mal 5:43 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon- AGAIN- the shittest decision, arguably harder this week with Miles Austin out and Revis on Welker…(sigh)

      Pick 4 from VJax, Colston, Bryant, Finley, Gronk

    • randal 6:18 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Rams, Dolphins, Redskins, or Chiefs Dst?

    • Rick 7:54 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Trade question: my trade partner is either giving me R.Bush or M.Lynch and I’m giving him a wr… Which one do u think I should trade. P.Harvin S.Rice E.Decker. My two starters are Welker and Johnson

      • Rick 7:55 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Also which RB do u think I should get.

    • Rick 7:57 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Good Trade?? Welker for Turner??

    • Scottie G 3:29 am on November 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Are you getting up weekly rankings?

    • Jamie 6:59 pm on November 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      HELP!! Need help at RB positon have Murray and Benjarvus Green for running backs, should I trade Mcfadden for Marshawn Lynch to take Benjarvus greens spot? I have Sproles on a bye week, not to impressed with him after getting me 0 points last week?

  • Brandon 11:19 am on November 1, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding: green are guys to target, yellow are guys that are less-than-spectacular, but you can plug-in if necessary, and red are one-hit-wonders you can ignore.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists!

     
    • aaron 12:53 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      CJ200 for DMC in 0.5 ppr?

      • TJ 1:23 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would run to that if I was getting DMC!

    • TJ 1:20 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you think is the better bet long term – Cruz or Manningham?

    • Anthony 8:08 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Seriously something needs to be done with my team. Im now 3-5 and im just pissed. MY team:
      QB Rodgers
      RB. Mendenhall
      Rb. Mathews
      Flex. Lawfirm
      WR. Mike Williams
      WR. Miles Austin
      TE. Gates
      K. Cundiff
      D. Packers
      Bench: Best, Mcgahee, David Nelson, LT

      What should i improve in? I have a surplus of RBS so i can use them to maneuver a trade. Please let me know im so agitated with this team!!!

    • TJ 12:43 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Need a fill in for Cam this week: Have Fitzpatrick, but he’s playing the Jets – thinking of dropping him for Bradford, Dalton & Smith also available….. Which to play this week & keep?

      Also – struggling with which RB to drop to field a D/St on Sunday, I have Rice, McFadden, M Bush, BGE, Best, & Murray(start 2, std). Would love to dangle one of the bench guys in a trade for a decent D/St, but unlikely to get a bite. Worried about DMC’s durability, Best’s too, Murray’s committee & schedule.

      Could also drop a WR (Megatron, A Brown, Holmes, Manningham, Jordy Nelson) or backup TE (Gonzo, AHern starts) too.

      Then which D/St to pick up, where kickoff return yards scoring is generous: KC (vs Mia), OAK (vs Den), Pats (vs NYG), ATL (@Indy).

      Thanks guys

  • Brandon 3:00 pm on October 24, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: Bad week to be a running back! 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding: green are guys to target, yellow are guys that are less-than-spectacular, but you can plug-in if necessary, and red are one-hit-wonders you can ignore.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists!

     
  • Brandon 2:41 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wire: The Brandon Lloyd (to St. Louis) Effect 

    This season I’ve continued to tweak the format of the waiver wire list, so pay attention! I’ve organized it by position now, since that probably makes more sense when you’re trying to fill a particular position. In terms of the color coding: green are guys to target, yellow are guys that are less-than-spectacular, but you can plug-in if necessary, and red are one-hit-wonders you can ignore.

    Here is the waiver wire advice for this week in Google Doc spreadsheet format if that’s the way you prefer to digest it.

    Remember, Pickemfirst is a great browser plug-in to use with our waiver wire lists!

    Anyways, this week a few players are directly impacted by the Broncos decision to trade star receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams (so much for the Mike Sims-Walker Experiment!) You’ll also find some backup running backs who will get a chance to strut their stuff due to injuries to starters…

     
    • Eddie 2:57 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How badly do you see Jason Campbell’s injury affecting Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford?

      • Brandon 2:59 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        All depends on who they replace him with. Boller scares me a bit, but I have to imagine all of them take a minor hit at least in the short term no matter who the QB is.

        • Boogie Boogie 3:06 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I jumped on the Tebow bandwagon, but now I need to add a WR because of bye weeks. Between Ryan/Freeman/Tebow, who would you drop?

          • Brandon 3:11 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            This would have been a lot easier if Josh Freeman didn’t go out and have the best game of his season, huh? 🙂 If you are a gambling man, you could drop Freeman for Tebow. If you prefer the safer option, maybe stick with Freeman. Any chance you could make a trade this week and just unload one of them to solve the problem? Maybe get a WR in return?

        • TJ 3:07 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          What about McFadden? Do you think his value will go down?

          • Brandon 3:10 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Not too much. Not like Jason Campbell was scaring too much to begin with 🙂

            • e-roc 10:59 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              Timing couldn’t be worse… just when DHB was turning into a viable weekly fantasy WR1/WR2.

          • Brandon 4:54 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Carson Palmer to the rescue! Once he’s in there for a week or two, it should be very interesting what happens to the passing game and what kind of holes it opens up for Darren McFadden.

    • TJ 4:10 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      A couple question:

      -Anyone have any opinions on the Denver WRs with Tebow? Is either Decker or Thomas worth carrying? (especially for a week 9 WR bye cover – they host OAK then).

      – Felix Jones was going to be my week 8 play to cover McFadden’s bye, now not Given his ongoing fragility issues, I’m wondering whether he’s worth keeping for injury cover for the rest of the season. I also have Best & Ingram as backups to Rice & McFadden.

      – Our league counts return yardage, so Antonio Brown has done relatively well here, but wondering now whether Hester is the better ‘return’ wr to own…. what do you guys think?

      • e-roc 10:58 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m getting ready for part ways with Fragile Felix myself. What a waste.

        IMO Brown is a better WR/KR and Hester is a better KR/WR.

      • Brandon 11:17 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Decker is worth carrying for sure and Thomas is a gamble, but could have some upside (more in keeper leagues I’d say though.) As for Felix Jones, if he was only your bye week fill-in and you already have Best and Ingram, he’s probably safe to drop. He won’t even be back for up to three weeks and once he’s back, you probably won’t start him anyways. As for your receivers, I’d probably stick with Antonio Brown. He has more upside in the passing game and if he’s holding down the return yards, stick with him. Hester only really produces when he has a return touchdown and teams don’t kick to him all that much.

        • TJ 3:03 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Of course now Best is concussed again and Ingram now has Ivory back….. Hope Rice & McFadden stay healthy..

          Who would you pick up for Felix – Murray or Battle?

          • Brandon 3:25 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Murray for this week due to great match-up, but Battle is probably better long term.

    • Brando 5:35 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What do you guys think of the below trade proposal?

      I give Antonio Gates and Beanie Wells for Vernon Davis and David Nelson

      I’m pretty stacked at RB and feel like I need to improve my WRs. Originally I was going for Maclin or Julio Jones from this same team and still might be but Vernon Davis at TE seems to be a good improvement to and who knows what’s going to happen with Gates the rest of the season (I realize the potential of regretting this if Gates comes on strong but have my doubts on that happening).

      He also mentioned Maclin for Wells at first which I like better but I then he sent the above as an actual trade proposal. Thoughts?

      My team:
      QB – Josh Freeman
      QB – Tim Tebow
      RB – LeSean McCoy
      RB – Fred Jackson
      RB – MJD
      RB – Jahvid Best
      RB – Beanie Wells
      WR- Santonio Holmes
      WR- Steve Smith (CAR)
      WR- Dez Bryant
      WR- Antonio Brown
      WR- Pierre Garcon
      WR- Denarius Moore
      TE – Ed Dickson
      TE – Antonio Gates

      Other team:
      QB – Matt Ryan
      QB – Colt McCoy
      RB – Arian Foster
      RB – Rashard Mendenhall
      RB – Daniel Thomas
      RB – Stevan Ridley
      WR – Calvin Johnson
      WR – Jeremy Maclin
      WR – David Nelson
      WR – Plaxico Burress
      WR – Julio Jones
      WR – Brandon Lloyd
      TE – Greg Olsen
      TE – Vernon Davis

      • Brando 7:07 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        We ended up doing Wells for Maclin. Keep it simple….

        • Brandon 11:18 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          You may have overpaid a bit for Maclin, but you needed to upgrade at WR and were deep at RB, so should work out good for your team.

          • Brando 1:49 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Nooooo! 🙂

            Ya I was afraid of that. I was getting a bit impatient trying to pick up a decent WR for one of my RBs.

      • james hance 9:51 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        u have INSANE RBs! how many people are in ur league ur RBs are not normal!!!!!!!!!

        • Brando 1:46 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Ha! Its a 10 team league. It was some luck and some sacrifice at QB and WR by focusing on RB during the draft. Jackson, Best, and Wells went mid to late in the draft I believe. Its nice having them all but would be better if we had a flex spot.

          • james hance 6:23 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            how many RBs can u start?

          • james hance 6:24 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            who do you think is better stevie johnson or jordy nelson?

    • Mike 5:39 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      doing some prep work for waivers. I have to say that after losing 4 starters to injury I might actually have traded/picked up well enough to not need to change anything. I am curious who you would start over who in my #2 RB and my RB/WR??

      Ryan Matthews (RB1)
      RB#2?????
      RB3/WR3?????
      WR#1 M. Colston
      WR#2 Santonio Holmes
      TE Witten

      Jordy Nelson
      Jackie Battle
      Torain
      Tolbert
      Reggie Wayne
      Deon Branch
      DHB
      Bradshaw is on BYE so normally he would be in.

      Also, should I drop Matt Ryan for Tebow or Fitzpatrick??

      • Mike 10:17 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ok Im thinking RB#2= Jackie Battle WR#3=Jordy Nelson, but Im strongly considering DHB!!!!

        • james hance 10:29 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          pick up tebow

          • james hance 10:29 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            hi mike wuzup

            • Mike 10:59 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              Yo. Just trying to get my team in order to claw back from my 3 game losing streak!!!

              Made moves for Tebow (Drop Matt Ryan) and thinking about subing in Cowboys D over Jets for the Week. I just cant decide on Torain vs. Jackie Battle, or J. Nelson vs DHB? hmmm…..

            • james hance 5:55 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink

              i also have a 3 game losing streak, i was 3-0 then injuries KILLED mw (have austin and andre)

            • Mike 10:38 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              I feel ya. I had a league where we drafted WAYYY early, I unfortunately picked up P. Manning and Reggie Wayne (who might as well have been injured without Manning), Jammaal Charles, and Andre as well. Then my BU QB was Ryan who decided to suck it up. lol

              Luckily I have made some pretty sweet moves if i do say so myself and got:
              Stafford ( who has been rockin’)
              Tebow (Im on the band wagon lolol)
              R. Mathews (Killing it if he can stay healthy)
              Ahmad Bradshaw (Pretty solid, but 30 points last week! :))
              Tolbert (Decent)
              Torain (Could be good)
              Battle (Possibly good)
              Holmes (disappointing overall, but could pick it up)
              J.Nelson (Suprisingly Awesome)
              M. Colston (He is back and going to be killer)
              D. Branch (Good but inconsistent)
              DHB (POTENTIAL, especially wih Palmer in town)
              Witten (My boy!!! Always awesome)
              Jets D (Pretty good)
              Janikowski (Solid)

            • Jay 7:11 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              mike id go jordy , slowy rising up in the pecking order
              1. Jennings
              2a. Finley
              2b. Nelson
              3.Driver
              4. Jones

            • Mike 12:07 am on October 20, 2011 Permalink

              I was leaning that way. Now do I go #2 running back with Torain, Tolbert or Battle??

      • Brandon 11:19 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ask me again tomorrow when I get the user rankings up and running! 🙂

        • Mike 4:32 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Brandon User rankings for all of the above mentioned names please! 🙂

          • Brandon 4:36 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Hey man, was pretty busy today, but just about to get the post up with a couple names on it. Tomorrow I’ll work on adding a lot more!

            • Mike 4:42 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink

              lol no worries. I completely understand.

    • BearsFan 12:00 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What do you think about dropping Torrey Smith for Dane Sanzenbacher?

      • james hance 10:30 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        isnt there a better WR u can pick up??

        • e-roc 10:55 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Are you in a PPR league? He’s got 30 targets on the season…. But I agree with james, do you have any other options?

      • Brandon 11:21 am on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure there’s a lot of benefit to this transaction, but Sanzenbacher IS a Chicago Bear and he’d be more fun for you to cheer for I’m sure 🙂

    • steeve 3:32 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You have two waiver claims in for D.Murray and M.Hardesty.

      Who gets priority 1?

      • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go for Murray first, unless some crazy late news comes out that Hillis was traded or something.

        • steeve 4:01 pm on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Ok..fair enough

    • Slaine 9:22 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Looking to plug a hole at WR due to the bye week. Do I pick up Doug Baldwin or Greg Little?

      • Brandon 4:54 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Greg Little is more likely to be consistent, while Baldwin will be hit-or-miss.

        • Alex 11:50 pm on October 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I have Willis Mcgahee Starks Battle and Murray. Who should i start for week 7?

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