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  • Brandon 9:53 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 1: Open Forum 

    With the regular season only two nights away, it’s time to get serious with the answering of questions for the geeks. Β Here’s an open forum to formally post any questions you may have going into week 1. We kick it off with a question that I already responded to by e-mail due to the time sensitivity (he had a draft tonight!) but thought it could help some other people out there. Anyways, ask away!

    e-roc asks:

    Q1) Does the addition of TJ Housh upgrade Flacco?
    Q2) Does the move from SEA to BAL upgrade TJ Housh?
    Q3) Is Vincent Jackson worth a late-round pick? Or will he turn out to be this year’s Javon Walker?

    Brandon says:

    1. Yes, but not a whole lot. Can’t make him a worse quarterback though, can it? πŸ™‚
    2. Not really. He might end up seeing a few less targets now with Boldin and Mason around, but he could find it easier to get open with defenses focusing on those other players, not to mention Ray Rice flying around in the backfield.
    3. He’s definitely worth a late round pick. If the Chargers passing game is struggling after a couple weeks, they’re going to want V-Jax back in the starting line-up right away and will make something work. If they trade him, then you have a solid receiver…just on a different team.

    • e-roc 8:07 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Snagged V-Jax In the 17th round (out of 18). My fingers are crossed….

      I also passed on Joe Flacco – twice – and ended up with Kolb and Cutler (and Stafford).

    • e-roc 8:16 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please evaluate/rate my team. I’m calling it “Team Potential w/Favorable Match-ups”. My strategy was position-based and adjusted for strength-of-schedule.

      Notable scoring items in a very high scoring league (i.e. scoring average was 140 pts/week – 180 great week, 120 terrible week):
      > 6 pts per PaTD, 1 PPR (WR-TE), 0.5 PPR (RB), big play TD bonuses (30,40,50 yds), threshold bonuses (100 RuYd or ReYds, 250 PaYds, etc.).

      QBs – Kolb, Cutler, Matt Moore (correction, missed out on Stafford)
      RBs – MJD, R. Mathews, CJ Spiller, J. Forsett
      WRs – Desean Jackson, S.Smith (NYG), H. Nicks, D.Driver, V.Jackson.
      TEs – V. Davis, D.Keller
      DEF – 49ers, Saints
      K – Crosby, Nedney

      • Brandon 3:50 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not too bad. Not a fan of owning both Steve Smith (NYG) AND Hakeem Nicks, as unless you start both every week, you’re going to have a heck of a time picking between the two. Kolb and Cutler should hold down the QB position, just rotate them depending on the match-ups. Good luck starting this Thursday!

    • e-roc 5:00 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Brandon! I think Nicks & Little Giant will be match-up plays on a week-by-week basis. I know I’ll have issues with who gets the nod on certain occasions, but I also see it as a hedging play: 1) keeps him off anyone else’s team; 2) if one or the other gets injured, the other guy’s stock instantly sky-rockets.

      Thanks again!

    • Kulprit 3:55 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Today I was offered a straight up trade of Ray Rice for A. Johnson. (fyi: I have Johnson)

      For some background here is my squad:
      QB: Rogers
      RB1: Mendenhall
      RB2: Spiller
      WR1: Johnson
      WR2: Jennings
      WR3: Knox
      TE: Finnely
      K: Kaeding
      Def: Bengals

      RB: Moreno
      RB: R. Williams
      RB: T. Jones
      WR: Nicks
      QB: Big Ben.

      As you can see I am real weak at the top for RB, but lack depth at WR. I’d love to get my hands on Rice and like the value-for-value of the trade. I just worry if it makes sense for my team overall.

      Right now i am considering tabling the trade until after this week. We are only allowed to add/drop once a week in a bidding system so I can’t add anyone at WR and trading away Johnson will really weaken my corps for Week 1. I am thinking holding off on the trade till next week where I can pull the trigger, and also pick up another WR off the market or if one of my backs has a good week try to trade one.

      Would love your thoughts!

      • Brandon 4:05 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d make the trade if I were you, as I like the trio of Jennings/Knox/Nicks enough at WR to hold you down, while having Mendenhall and Rice at RB is great. You can then trade some RB depth for WR help or just grab a free agent if necessary. If the trade is still going to be there after week one though, then by all means wait. Maybe you can package AJ with another running back and in return, get Rice and another wide receiver.

      • Brandon 4:06 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        By the way, would you happen to be @BrianTMiller on Twitter? I can’t imagine two people in the same day were offered that trade πŸ™‚

        • Kulprit 4:22 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          haha yep – I was typing this as you were answering me on twitter – then I was answering you on twitter as you were typing this, lol

          Thanks for the feedback – I was just trying to avoid a lustful over-reaction for Ray Rice. He was my big pickup Week 1 free agent pickup last year that drove me to Championship in another league, so I love the guy, haha, wanted to make sure it made real sense.

          (to be fair I do see how the trade makes sense for the other guy in the trade, he has a lot of RB horses in his barn)

        • Kulprit 4:24 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          If I did the trade I’d probably drop Ricky and T-Jones and roll with Rice-Mendenhall-Spiller as my 3 backs.

          I’d probably pick up someone like Berrian or Mike Williams (both still avail) and also grab Santonio Holmes with an eye for when he returns (also avail)

          This is assuming I couldn’t find a good trade prior to this.

      • Brandon 4:27 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Santonio Holmes is an excellent candidate for WR help. He’s out for a few games, but he will probably be the teams top WR when he returns, which is probably when you’ll need him.

    • chidelt57 6:19 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m struggling to get my TE lineup established for this weak. I currently am playing Tony Gonzalez and have Heath Miller Benched but I don’t know if I should play Miller against tenn. Defense or bank on Gonzalez finding openings in arizona’s defense? Any ideas?

  • Brandon 11:58 am on September 6, 2010 Permalink
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    More updates from final cuts this past weekend 

    Just wanted to put up a running list of the important transactions that went down this weekend, starting off with one that raises more question marks than I’d like (since I drafted him!)

    • Seattle Seahawks release WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh – There were rumors that Housh might land in Minnesota, especially since the team cut reclamation project Javon Walker over the weekend, but nothing seems to be coming from it at this point. The latest seems to point towards T.J. playing for the Raiders or Redskins…so let’s hope he picks Washington, since Oakland is where receiver’s careers go to die.
    • Minnesota Vikings release WR Javon Walker – See above. Would have been a feel-good story, but in the end it just didn’t work out.
    • Arizona Cardinals release QB Matt Leinart – Apparently there are multiple teams bidding for his services as their backup, which seems odd to me. If he isn’t good enough to back up Derek Anderson, is there another team where he’s qualified? Maybe the Bills?
    • Washington Redskins released running backs Willie Parker and Ryan Torain – I’d stay away from these two in any fantasy drafts you may have left.
    • New York Jets have come to an agreement with CB Darrelle Revis – Unfortunately for Patriots fans, this means that the Jets defense should be at 100% to start the season and could make it a tight race for AFC East supremacy.
    • Wolf 1:21 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Think it’s a good idea to pick up Mike Williams (SEA) to replace TJ for now? I posted a few other options in a question through the contact us as well.

      • Eric 2:09 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Housh to the Ravens – they are stacked at WR now.

        • Wolf 5:33 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah.. Housh appears to be 3rd receiver on the Ravens now? I wonder how much he’ll actually see the ball (at least in the first few games)?

      • Brandon 9:09 am on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It will definitely be interesting to see how Housh fits into the Ravens passing game plan, as the team already has a lot of options. If Flacco has improved, it should allow all of these receivers to get their chances. However, to start the season, he’ll be a somewhat risky play. Mike Williams for Seattle has his own share of risk though. In your e-mail, I think the best option you mentioned was actually Jacoby Jones, who I think will see a lot of targets from Schaub as he matures into a legit wide out this year. Go with him for week one.

  • Brandon 10:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Receivers gone wild! 

    Amazing numbers put up by some wide receivers today, including a bunch of them who managed multiple touchdowns…

    • Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TD
    • Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TD
    • Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 142 yards, 2 TD
    • Andre Johnson, HOU – 101 yards, 2 TD
    • Nate Burleson, SEA – 98 yards, 2 TD
    • Austin Collie, IND – 97 yards, 2 TD
    • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 79 yards, 2 TD
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 77 yards, 2 TD
    • Brandon Marshall, DEN – 64 yards, 2 TD
    • Squish 11:17 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seemed like a good day for defenses too with several scoring very well especially in the flea flicker standard format.

      All Around a pretty well scoring week (especially for my teams). All signs point to a 14-2 week this week which is nice after my 6-9 record last week. I’ve got my money league by the balls as long as Leon Washington and Cotchery can combine for at least 3 points in a PPR and return yard league. I’ll get the $10 weekly high score prize if that happens too as my only competition is my opponent. To make things better the owner just added a $50 prize for second to bring the total prizes $870 plus a Titlecraft trophy! Hell of a free league if you ask me!

      One of my Flea Flicker leagues has only 9 people so we all had stacked rosters. i was still surprised by this week though. Had Schaub, Turner, Rice, Fitz, White, Winslow and Eagles defense starting. The 6 offensive players combined for 13 TDs! Would have been better if I didn’t start Scobee…

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in a free league that offers $870 in prizes?!

        • Squish 4:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, it’s a league sponsored by an insurance quote guy. There are tons of them on Yahoo. Apparently he’s making a killing this year from the quotes done by his leagues’ players. You can check them out here:


          I’m just happy I was smart enough to trust the guy instead of running for the hills like most people do when they see “free prizes” at the top of a FF league.

      • Mal 11:05 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looking back you wonder if it’s even worth wasting a draft pick on DST unless you can grab maybe the likes of giants, vikings, steelers, ravens. It’s really just about match ups don’t you think? I just peruse the waiver each week for a decent one, and viola.

        • Brandon 11:20 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, with both Kickers and Defenses there isn’t much rhyme or reason to their scoring on any given week. While the best defenses should at least keep the score down, which helps you get points in that way, it’s hard to figure when a player will fumble and the other team takes it for a score (same with an interception.) All you can do is take your best shot at a match-up and hope it works out for you.

        • Squish 5:02 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. But honestly its even rare for any of the top drafted defenses to be the top scoring one. I went into my draft knowing that the only good defense from last year that was completely in tact was the Eagles defense. Thus, i pretty much drafted the Eagles or nobody. Turned out to be a good choice πŸ˜‰

          I do own the Vikes in a few leagues but I’ll likely be dumping them because their schedule is about to get MUCH harder.

          Just goes to show, you never know how these things happen. In the end it’s not at all about how good a defense is but more about how many TOs they force and what percentage of those go to the house.

    • Matt M 12:49 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Burleson and Collie on your suggestion and secured a win. Nice job.

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! Glad I could help someone out there AND wish I had either of those guys on any of my teams right now.

    • Julie 11:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      have to comment– I had Burleson and Bradshaw on my bench per your recommendation. Was still able to pull off the win which made it a little less painful

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you still pulled off the win at least. It was pretty amazing what the return of Matt Hasselbeck meant to the Seattle offense though. Nate Burleson was obviously happy about it! As for Bradshaw, the guy hadn’t scored a touchdown all season (and you would think Brandon Jacobs would be the goalline back) and then goes and scores twice! Oh well, that’s part of the fun/frustration I guess. Good luck this week though!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brandon 5:06 pm on September 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Last minute hits and misses heading into your draft 

    If your league hasn’t had it’s draft yet (such as the two Matt and I are in), I felt it necessary to share my last minute thoughts on some key players at each position. I’ve created two teams, The Hits and The Misses, that include players you should target or avoid in your league’s draft. Keep in mind that I’ve intentionally left out some of the most obvious guys and focused on the players that you might not have thought about as much.

    The Hits

    QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Rodgers quietly had one of the best years of any fantasy quarterback last season, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. The offense returns intact (and a bit healthier overall) and should allow Aaron to put up even better numbers this year. In many leagues, he’s being drafted after Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Kurt Warner, but when all is said and done, he could have better numbers than all three of them. (More …)

    • Ryan 3:42 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Although I agree with you for most of your pics for hits and misses I think you may be looking a little low for your RB positions. Yeah Ryan Grant was good in 2008…but hamstring problems will seriously hamper him. It takes that bit of an edge of his running. I do expect him to improve….but not that much. You nearly have to include one of the guys in this list of Fantasy Football Halfbacks. Brandon Jacobs would probably have been my pick for someone who is going to have a massive year. The keyword being MASSIVE!!

      • Brandon 11:03 am on September 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ryan, I was looking for the less-obvious guys who will have great years, so while I agree the other running backs on your list will do well, Grant is someone who may be getting overlooked in drafts. His hamstring injury should be behind him at this point and I think he’s primed for a great season…one like the second half of the 2007-08 season.

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