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  • Brandon 6:53 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Randy Moss headed to Minnesota 

    GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 9:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with a teammate against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field on January 9, 2005 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Vikings defeated the Packers 31-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)It’s official, Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has been traded today to the Minnesota Vikings for a 3rd round draft pick next season. As a Patriots fan, I’m not even sure how I feel about this really. There’s no real way to say how valuable he’s been to the Patriots in weeks where he catches zero passes, but still distracts defenses. I guess we’ll find out soon!

    In terms of fantasy, I don’t see this trade really hurting anyone’s value. Brandon Tate becomes the heir-apparent as the deep threat in New England, so pick him up ASAP! Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez will continue to see more looks from Tom Brady as well. Brett Favre will obviously have a great target and his numbers should get a bit better and I’m sure he’ll force the ball to Moss all day long, so Randy’s value increases too.

    Tom Brady’s value is a question mark, but I have a feeling that in the end, he’ll still be putting up numbers like he has so far this year. I can’t see Wes Welker’s numbers changing all that much either, as he’ll continue to be Brady’s favorite target, but is used primarily on the short throws. He could get some more looks in the redzone though I guess.

    Maybe the Pats trade Moss and scoop up Vincent Jackson? I wouldn’t be completely against that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Larry 9:35 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Should I add Brandon Tate WR-NE or Danny Woodhead WR-NE?

      • Brandon 2:20 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I assume Tate will be a more consistent part of the offense and is worth a pickup for sure, especially if your league awards points for special teams return yards or points.

    • Tommy 9:46 am on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Just traded Larry Fitz, Randy Moss, Ryan Torain, and Dustin Keller for Calvin Johnson, Eddie Royal, Ryan Matthews, and Dallas Clark.

      Good trade, right?

      • Brandon 2:47 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At this point, with the Randy Moss trade going down this morning, it’s really hard to tell who will win in this trade. I think you probably ended up with the better side of the deal, which is pretty interesting considering where the players ranked at the beginning of the season. However, if Moss turns out to be a monster for the Vikings, you may regret this trade…you’ll have to wait and see though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kayselynn 12:18 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i am torn. i have sanchez and favre. who to start this week?

      • Brandon 2:24 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Even with Randy Moss on the Vikings now, I think you stick with the hot hand of Mark Sanchez. He’s got home field advantage and who knows what kind of throws Favre will force in there to get the ball to Randy Moss. If the Randy Moss-to-Vikings experiment works out, maybe you switch the two in the future, but not this week.

        By the way, I’ve added them to our ranks for this week, so check it out:


    • E. 12:34 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      who should i start this week for QB while Tom Brady is having a bye week, Palmer or Orton?

      • Brandon 2:28 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Orton has been on fire, but he’s playing against a Ravens team that is allowing an insane 119 yards per game through the air and has only allowed one passing touchdown. Stick with Palmer against a softer TB defense.

  • Brandon 11:42 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink
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    This is the first week I've ranked Michael Vick ahead of Tom Brady…which mean… 

    This is the first week I’ve ranked Michael Vick ahead of Tom Brady…which means Brady will blow up and Vick will have a dose of reality I’m sure!

    • Joel 4:54 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      As things currently stand, would you trade Vick, Maclin and R. Mathews for MJD, V. Young and A. Collie?

      • e-roc 9:17 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on who else you have at QB and WR….

        • Matt 9:30 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          And the league settings. But on the face of it, nah. I’d hold onto Vick and see where he takes you.

    • Joel 4:56 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I also have T. brady a QB, and both Wayne and D.Clark starting from the Colts

      • Tommy 11:58 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        make that trade.

      • Brandon 9:47 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m leaning towards sticking with Vick, Maclin and Mathews for a few reasons: 1) Vince Young doesn’t add anything to the trade, 2) I can’t imagine Collie doing anywhere but down (if only slightly) from his insane numbers so far, 3) MJD is scaring me, 4) Maclin should continue to improve with more playing time with Vick at QB and 5) you have enough Colts receivers already (that BYE week wouldn’t be pretty.)

        Hopefully that all made sense…

    • Dalton 7:45 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Drew Brees and Vick who to start?

      • Matt 9:32 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Both are great options but as long as Brees’ knee is OK (keep an eye on it) I’d go with him. A healthy Brees will tear the Panthers apart.

    • T.G.United 1:21 pm on September 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ok, I’m in a similar situation. Do I start Vick over Brady?! he seems to have a more favorable match-up.

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on September 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I assume that you’re asking Matt, since the post you left this comment on pretty much answers this question from my point of view ๐Ÿ™‚

    • e-roc 6:40 pm on October 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You jinxed us Matt. Thanks.

      • Brandon 4:41 pm on October 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        You mean I jinxed you? Matt was one of the first people on the Vick over Brady bandwagon. It wasn’t until I jumped aboard that everything went to hell! Hah. At least now I feel a little better about not picking up Vick in any of my leagues.

  • Matt 9:50 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: mental illness, , Tom Brady   

    Why I'm starting Vick over Brady this week 

    This is really, really unlike me. I’m always the guy who gives commenters on this site a hard time for benching their MVPs just because of the matchup. And I’m extremely wary of high-profile, big-name “game changers” like Vick who never live up to the absurd amount of hype that’s heaped upon them. So if this doesn’t work out, I’ll be doubly disappointed – first because it might cost me the matchup, and second because I’ll know I should’ve stuck to my modus operandi.

    Also worth mentioning: I don’t like Michael Vick. He failed the trust of everyone he ever worked with, and squandered his one-in-a-billion athletic talents by never taking football seriously. That’s reason enough for me to dislike him without even getting into the unspeakable things he did to dogs.

    But this is fantasy football, so what matters are the cold, hard statistics. Against the Lions, I think Vick is capable of a 40-fantasy-point night in our keeper league where passing TDs are 6 points each. He’d need something like 225 passing yards (9 points), 120 rushing yards (14 points including the 100-yard bonus) and three total touchdowns, rushing or passing (18 points). I’m not predicting that he’ll get these numbers, I’m saying they’re his ceiling for the game and that I think he’s got a decent shot.

    Vick got everyone’s attention last week against a Green Bay defense that is widely considered to be one of the most well-rounded units in the league, posting over 100 yards rushing in just over one half while maintaining a 101.9 QB rating and reminding everyone of the player we thought he might mature into someday. The Lions will have had a week to plan for him, but is a well-prepared Lions defense any better than a caught-off-guard Packers defense? I doubt it.

    (More …)

    • Brandon 10:07 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm…maybe it’s my Patriots homer-ism, but I’d still start Brady over Vick. Also remember that picking up Vick requires at least temporarily dropping a player on your roster with no guarantee that you’ll get them back depending on waivers. Matt dropped Jabar Gaffney for Vick. If Gaffney blows up this week…he may regret this decision…just sayin’! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Matt 4:36 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yep, I’ll definitely be pissed if Gaffney blows up, but my bench was JUST THAT STACKED and someone had to go.

      • _DemonsDream_ 7:31 am on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Damn son I have to choose between Vick, Brady or McNabb this is killing me!

    • Nathan 10:46 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply


      I thought about picking Vick up for a while yesterday (also a Brady owner), but by the time i got around to it, he was gone. Which, in the end, probably worked out best since i don’t think i had the stones to start him anyway…and it costs me $1 every add/drop.

      Best of luck to you. Hope they’re both top 5 QBs.

    • The Don 11:24 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ok i am having the same predicimant
      Araron Rogers Vs buffalo ( who i think he will shred)
      Mike Vick vs Detriot ( Who i know he will shred)
      who shoudl i roll with

      • TruphOvechkin 12:45 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have the same dilemma. Rodgers or Vick..Rodgers or Vick…it’s driving me nuts lol.

        • travis 2:21 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Rodgers has the match-up and his proven track record
          Vick has the match-up, but the Jury is out on whether he caught Green Bay off guard or if he’s really that ready.

      • Matt 4:37 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Rodgers – his matchup’s a lot better than Brady’s, plus he’s going to need to throw more now that Grant’s out for the season.

    • The Doctor 11:40 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello guys

      Which WR should i start from Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Pierre Garcon and Malcolm Floyd this week?


    • Squish 4:40 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Where would you guys place McNabb on your QB rankings? I’m run a QB carousel in my money league and ended up with Eli Manning, Carson Palmer and McNabb. Last week I made the right choice and played Palmer but this week I’m a bit stumped. On the one hand, McNabb plays a Houston Defense that gave up over 400 yards last week to Peyton. The problem is that McNabb isn’t Peyton and typically (or at least last year), the Texans have pretty solid pass defense. I’m staying entirely away from Palmer this week because he played like crap last week (other than garbage time) and this week he plays a tougher defense in Baltimore. Eli Manning is who I’m leaning towards because he seems to be the most consistently good. However, he plays a IND defense that is likely to yield a ton to the run. Like Schaub last week, he may not get a chance to pass at all this week. Thoughts?

    • George 10:15 am on September 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      But you put Brady over Vick in your rankings!

      • Matt 2:10 pm on September 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Brandon and I disagree on this kind of stuff all the time, and those rankings are all him.

      • Matt 2:12 pm on September 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Also – pay no attention to Brandon when it comes to Brady… “man crush” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

    • Kurt 10:50 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed reading your post Matt. I’m facing the same conundrum and have decided to start Vick over Brady. It’s definitely a roll of the dice, risky, unknown, but this week I’m facing a guy who’s a Steelers Homer (his team name is GOT SIX) and has drafted all Steelers and the Ravens QB on his roster so I’m thinking it’s a good week to take a risk like this. He even drafted Roethlisberger and has him sitting on the bench until he comes back. Low risk, high reward! I hope. I don’t like Vick or Brady, and 9 times out of 10 I’d start Brady no matter what defense he was facing. But I figure may as well see what the “new” Michael Vick can do as a starter.

    • Johnzo 11:33 am on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What are your thoughts on Brady or Vick in Week 3? (I have both and am leaning towards Vick…)

      • Trav 5:16 am on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have Brady and Vick as well and started Vick last week (right choice). This week I’m going to start brady. They both have good matchups, but Brady is at home, with a vengence, and something to prove. Vick of course has something to prove too, but with the way the Pats played last week…they are poised to go off this week.

        • Johnzo 8:33 am on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Trav. Good stuff. You’re the second vote I’ve heard for Brady.

    • Trav 3:28 am on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really couldn’t go wrong this week with either. I chose Brady (wrong) but I’m ok with it. I knew what I was gonna get (3 tds), and Brady put up great points. I am trying to trade Brady/mjd for chris Johnson because I dislike having this controversy and mjd is pissing me off.

      Anyways looking ahead…Miami defense has been very solid while Washington def has given up the most total yards in the NFL. I’m going with Vick for this fact plus the fact that I’ll feel worse if I go with Brady and Vick goes off again than if I go with Vick and Brady goes off…at least I’m going with the hot hand and probably the better matchup (miami likes to run alot which eats clock and will keep Brady off the field more). Good luck, but that’s what I’m gonna do…

  • Matt 9:13 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Tom Brady, whew   

    Quick update on the Tom Brady car accident situation – sounds like he's fine. T… 

    Quick update on the Tom Brady car accident situation – sounds like he’s fine. There’s even some (blurry) photo evidence that he was OK after the crash.

    Also see the post-crash video from the crash here. Also of note – Brady apparently wasn’t at fault:

    Witnesses reportedly said Brady had a green light and the minivan allegedly ran a red light. At that point, Brady’s vehicle ran into the minivan.

    • The Don 12:13 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Whats your opinon on Wes Welker in week one?

      • Matt 4:02 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Risky. He hasn’t tested that knee in a real game yet. I consider him a solid WR3, weak WR2 this week.

    • Ryan Walters 4:53 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What 2 should I start at RB: Rice, Grant, Moreno, Spiller. And which 3 WRs: Marshal, Austin, Britt, Mike Wallace, Steve Smith (NYG)

      • Matt 2:07 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Rice and Grant for RB, no contest there given Moreno’s shaky injury status and Spiller’s never-played-in-the-NFL status. For WR, Marshall and Austin are the obvious ones, and Smith is the clear WR3 here to me – everyone’s hating on his chances this week but I’m not buying the Panthers as a team that you have to bench your regular starting WRs against.

      • Matt 2:08 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Nice team by the way. 12-team league?

  • Brandon 2:29 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , max komar, , , Tom Brady   

    NFL leaders through week 3 (of the preseason) 

    Here are the leaders through the first three weeks of the preseason…which are the most important weeks. Week four could possibly jettison some 4th stringer up the ranks, but that shouldn’t impact your thoughts on him going into the fantasy football season. In terms of the numbers, you can see Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are already in mid-season form. Arian Fosterย Matt Forte and Ryan Mathews are showing that they may be the real deal as well and at this point, both make solid RB2’s to start the season. As for the receivers, the only guy worth drafting is a tight end…although Max Komar is a pretty cool name guys worth drafting are a tight end and MAYBE Jabar Gaffney…but even he’s a stretch.


    (Stats via NFL.com)

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