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  • Brandon 10:52 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink
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    2010 NFL Draft starts tonight! 

    In case you’re living under a rock, we just wanted to remind you that the first round of the NFL Draft is tonight, with the second and third rounds on Friday, while the final rounds will be on Saturday. Here’s hoping the Patriots put their 12 draft picks (four in the first two rounds) to good use. There are a lot of holes to fill and the Jets and Dolphins aren’t taking it easy this off-season!

    P.S. I’m still trying to decide how I feel about the Patriots signing Torry Holt. Hopefully he’s not the next Joey Galloway!

  • Brandon 9:00 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 8: What Can Greene Do for You? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eight. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    We’re finally starting to narrow down the list, with only a few new additions this week and a bunch taken off. The biggest additions by far will be Jets running back Shonn Greene, who is replacing the injured Leon Washington as the backup to Thomas Jones, along with the newly anointed 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith. If you counted on Leon Washington or Shaun Hill (probably less people counting on him), you better take a shot at the waiver wire and see what you can do. Anyways, let’s get to The Wire for this coming week…
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    • e-roc 9:34 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Praying that I win the Shonn Greene sweepstakes so I can pair him up with T.Jones…. McCoy would be the consolation prize…..

      • Joe 10:38 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Is Jason Witten worth hanging onto? He has done NOTHING so far this year.

        • Amir 3:51 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m in the same boat — Ive started him every week this year but at this point i dont know if theres anything better out there?

        • e-roc 4:23 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @Joe – I would actually hold onto him… IMHO, I can’t see him being a bust for the entire season…. With Austin forcing defenses to respect the intermediate/deep ball, he should start getting more looks from Romo…

        • Amir 5:58 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @e-roc — I hope you are right

        • Brandon 6:37 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think you have to keep Witten for as long as possible as long as he’s healthy and you have a roster spot for him. What other option do you have available that is putting up better numbers than him anyways?

      • Shirley 11:07 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m trying to shop Ryan Grant as I have him, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson and Rashard Mendenhall after Grant had a big game in Cleveland.
        Here is a list of some receivers that I think are reachable on teams who don’t have much depth at RB: Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker
        Please rank who I should go for. I just won my first game this season so I need someone to give me a decent number of points each week. My current WRs are Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Lance Moore and Anthony Gonzalez. If you can come up with any other names that are in the ballpark, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks.

        • Brandon 12:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You have some solid receivers already, but I think Greg Jennings is a great target now as his value might be down a bit due to his one touchdown this year. Rice and Austin are not worth trading for now because they’ve been so hot lately. I love Sims-Walker too, so he’s a good target.

        • Shirley 5:37 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Do you think Greg Jennings improve at all this season?

        • Brandon 9:32 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think he will and last night’s eight reception, 88 yard and a score performance was a good start!

    • Amir 5:57 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      After this Larry Johnson ordeal which should result in a suspension do you move Jamaal Charles to startable and how do you rank Wells, Charles and Greene going forward

      • Brandon 6:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would list Charles more as a “Stopgap”, as I don’t see him as someone that will be able to put up starter-worthy numbers on a consistent basis. There is no sign that he’s a better runner than LJ was (just happens to be the backup) and we saw what Johnson did in this offense.

        As for their rank going forward, I’d go Greene, Wells and Charles.

    • CT 8:33 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      okay i have #1 waiver this week, and cooley is out, and i have shiancoe, should i start shiancoe and pick up greene instead?
      and oh yeah, my wr core is very weak, (steve breaston, mario manningham, mohamed massaquoi, calvin johnson(?)) and i was looking to to pick up some wr/wrs on waivers or trades.. the only wrs in waivers are.. torry holt, devery henderson, kenny britt, bryant johnson, jeremy maclin.. who should i go for? thanks a lot, lol currently 2-5 in the league ahaa


      • Brandon 9:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not quite sure what you’re asking with regards to Shiancoe and Greene, but it would be good if you could replace Cooley with Shiancoe AND get Shonn Greene…is that possible?

        As for your wide receivers, Torry Holt is a solid play against the Titans and should put up serviceable numbers for the rest of the year (probably a little more consistent than Massaquoi.)

        Hopefully this answers some (all?) of your questions!

    • Jone 9:52 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      Should I drop Jeremy Maclin for TJ Houshmandzadeh on waiver wire?
      also should I drop Laurence Maroney for Bennie Wells on waive wire?

      • Brandon 10:16 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say definitely on the Beanie Wells move…but the other move is a bit trickier. I think Housh will be more consistent than Maclin, but Maclin has more upside from week to week. If you’re looking for a steady source of 6-12 fantasy points, Housh is probably your man. If you can handle a 2 point game here and a 20 point game there, then Maclin will do the trick. They both make for decent WR3’s though.

        • Amir 2:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like Housh’s value (a lot more than Maclin) moving forward. Seattle has been a weird team this year as their games have all been decided by at least 3 TDs (wins and losses) — that issue along with Housh getting used to the offense should have been looked at during their bye week and hopefully figured out

          I like Housh going forward — he is still getting a ton of catches and theyll figure out how to get him into the end zone hes too good to not score!

    • sal 12:41 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ced benson/randy moss/ocho on a bye – i have colston, breaston, kevin walter, massaquoi, felix jones, – non-PPR league Flex, and 2 WR – please fill

    • Shirley 5:45 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      An owner in my league just dropped Brett Favre this morning. I have Warner as my starter and Hasselbeck as my backup. Should I drop Hasselbeck for Favre?

    • DFonz 8:40 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, & Santonio Holmes. Should I go ahead and drop Holmes for Anthony Gonzalez.? I’m 3rd in my leage so my waiver option will be high if I wait till next week, So I have to act soon.

      • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        No definitely don’t do this. Who knows how good Anthony Gonzalez will do when he returns (and we don’t know for sure when he’ll return!) Holmes has some great match-ups following the team’s BYE week as well.

    • JP 9:50 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Roy Williams @ SEA or Kelly Washington @ DEN ?

      • CR 4:31 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        My gut reaction at first was to go with Roy Williams, however given the evident bromance rocking with Romo and Austin (for obvious reasons), I just don’t see Williams getting the touches particularly after being injured. Give him a week or two longer and go with Kelly Washington for now.

        • JP 4:50 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks CR. Thats a good tip

      • Brandon 1:43 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are those your only options? There has to be someone on free agency that is a better play than Kelley Washington!

    • LT 1:16 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Thanks for the wire tips! I need help with my FLEX spot (non-ppr): should I start R. Grant or Steve Smith (NYG)?

    • meany1413 1:40 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m in a bit of a predicament here. My wideouts are steve smith (nyg), steve breaston, brandon marshall, derrick mason, and mike sims-walker. I need to start three of them. What do you think?

    • CR 4:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m pretty much dominating everyone in my league but I have one under-performer that’s bothering me…. Megatron. What would you consider his long term outlook to be for the season? Is it time for me to start thinking about trading him away?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade him now, as his value is about as low is it can go. Once he returns from injury, he should start putting up solid numbers again, hopefully right about the time your team is making a late season push to the playoffs.

    • Stediberto 12:48 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have S Jax, Hightower, Jerome Harrison and Willie Parker. Who should I drop Harrison? The following are available (keep in mind S Jax is on a bye wk 9) from the wire: Wells, Bell, Charles and Greene?

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shonn Greene for sure. Beanie Wells if Greene is already snatched up though.

    • LT 2:34 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon… tough call: non-ppr league, 2 RB’s. Who would you plug in?
      Ryan Grant
      Beanie Wells (just got it after your waiver wire report!)
      Ricky Williams
      Pierre Thomas
      A. Bradhsaw

      • Brandon 12:07 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas and Ricky Williams.

        • LT 2:41 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          cool! thanks man!!! Hope Bradshaw can keep it up till the end of season with that injury…

        • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like Bradshaw too…just not this week. His foot injury scares me but he keeps on truckin!

  • Brandon 2:34 pm on October 29, 2008 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 9 

    Atg ButtonHere are our responses to the first couple of questions for the week. Remember, you can always ask us questions by clicking the Ask the Geeks logo on the left sidebar (or this link).

    Scott asks: I have been offered Jay Cutler for Steve Smith. I am allowed to play 2 QB’s in my league.  One of them can fill the open offensive position. My current WR’s are Smith, A. Johnson, Holt, A. Bryant, S. Holmes. My QB’s are Rivers and Russel.  RB’s are L. White, Slaton, Fargas, J.Stewart.  Right now I’ve been alternating between Stewart and Russel in the OP position.  Do you think I should make this trade knowing that QB’s predominantly score more or am I losing too much of a stronghold on my WRs?

    Brandon’s take: Scott, I was curious how many wide receivers you start in your league (not counting the OP position)? If you only start two, then I would definitely go for this trade. Jay Cutler is a HUGE improvement over JaMarcus Russel and he’s a guy you could leave in the OP position for the rest of the season. In that case, Andre Johnson and one of your other receivers should suffice to hold down the WR position. Even if you start three wide receivers, due to the fact that you get more points from quarterbacks than other positions, I’m still leaning towards you making the deal. Cutler should return from the bye week with his finger back in working condition and he should resume his regular destruction of opposing defenses. Steve Smith will continue to get tons of looks from Jake Delhomme, but in math terms:

    (Jay Cutler – JaMarcus Russell) > (Steve Smith – Torry Holt)

    Matt’s take: *shakes fist at Brandon for making him do math* I’d make the trade. I count no fewer than five weak secondaries on the Broncos’ upcoming schedule, which means the fearsome Cutler-to-Marshall machine will have lots of opportunities to do some serious damage. Especially in a two-QB league, a guy like Cutler is a game-changer who can singlehandedly win your matchup for you any given week. Can you say the same thing about Steve Smith?
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    • Advisor 3:28 pm on October 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Scott, don’t trade Steve Smith for Cutler are you serious? Steve Smith is a game changer and can single-handedly win you a game. You have him and Andre Johnson, you shouldn’t break that up.

      Plus you should make sure Cutler’s finger is ok. Also, the addition of Ryan Torain will eventually turn Denver into more of a running team.

    • Brandon 3:40 pm on October 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      From the most recent news on Cutler it appears that his finger is fine and while there seems to be a lot of hype around Ryan Torain, I can’t see a late round rookie running back completely changing the game plan…not to mention their defense is bad, so they’ll have to keep throwing the ball. From my experience in a league with two quarterbacks, having two of the best can make your team nearly unstoppable, especially if the scoring system is weighted towards quarterbacks.

    • Advisor 12:36 pm on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Considering what Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said about Torain, I wouldn’t call it “hype”. He was compared to Terrell Davis (2 time SuperBowl champ) and Shanahan doesn’t just dish out compliments like that. Look at how Eddie Royal has turned out, he’s a beast. Besides Steve Smith is proven and Cutler still has a ways to go to be “proven.”

    • Matt 1:36 pm on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’d agree with the Advisor in a 1-QB league, but, like Brandon, I’ve seen what happens when you have two top-notch QBs in a 2-QB league – you win. A lot. Considering that his current #2 QB is JaMarcus Russell, that’s a major hole that needs to be filled.

      That said, it’s still close. Smith is a great WR1. But I think the team he’ll start on a weekly basis will be stronger if he makes the trade than if he doesn’t.

      Final thought: We don’t know anything about his scoring system, and I’m a little confused about the roster positions (what’s this “open offensive position” stuff?). The most important things we’d need to know to make a real call here would be points per passing yard, points per receiving yard, yardage bonuses (if any), and whether QB TDs are worth 4 points or 6.

    • Brandon 9:08 pm on November 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I know it’s early, but Ryan Torain…3 rushes for 1 yard? Terrell Davis? Wha?

  • Brandon 10:16 pm on September 24, 2008 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Week 4 

    Atg ButtonWell it’s week four and many of you are probably feeling the effect of poor planning when you took three starters that all had the same bye week (don’t worry…you’re not alone!) Anyways, hopefully we can offer you some advice to get you past the bye week blues and maintain your first place spot in the standings…

    Wendy asks: Hey Geeks, I need help picking my #2 wr for week 4. I am playing Cotchery. I can pick up one of these guys off waivers. Who is the best option?

    Chad Johnson vs. Cleveland (huge game vs. them last year, but is injury keeping him from breaking out?)
    Torry Holt vs. Buffalo  (is he worth a shot with trent green the new qb?)
    Donald Driver vs. TB
    Antonio Bryant vs. GB
    Brandon Lloyd vs. Philadelphia


    Brandon’s take: Hey Wendy, although the stats go against what I’m saying, I have to believe that Mr. Cinco is ready for a break out week. Cleveland hasn’t been known as a defensive powerhouse and Ocho Cinco (the man formerly known as Chad Johnson) is apparently feeling good enough to ditch the shoulder support he was wearing in previous weeks. I think Antonio Bryant is more of a one hit wonder, while Brandon Lloyd and Donald Driver are going against tough defenses. Torry Holt could be in for a long day with Bulger now out of the lineup. Go with Ocho Cinco…the ultimate high risk, high reward play. (More …)

    • Bolt Vanderhuge 11:13 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have to pick 2 RBs for week 4 from Graham, Portis, and Jones-Drew. Who would yuou pick?

    • Brandon 1:46 pm on September 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Bolt: Just put up a response to your question on our latest Ask the Geeks post.

  • Brandon 4:28 pm on September 15, 2008 Permalink
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    Sunday Wrap-up: Brandon Marshall is back! 

    While the Bronco’s should definitely have lost their game with the Chargers (I have no clue what the officials where thinking when they blew that ball dead!), the most important thing to take away from the game for all of us non-Broncos/Chargers fans is that Brandon Marshall is back…and he’s very pissed at anyone who discounted him in their league’s draft. Marshall finished the game with the second most receptions for a game in NFL history with 18 (two shy of T.O.’s record of 20) and racked up 166 yards and a touchdown in the process. If you were in a PPR league that awards bonus points for breaking the 100 yard or 150 yard mark…and you had Marshall in your starting roster…you are very, very happy right now. Anyways, here are some other notes from the games this past weekend that you may find interesting…

    • Broncos 39, Chargers 38: Besides being happy to be a Brandon Marshall owner, those of you who had faith that Cutler would be a top notch talent after getting his diabetes under control are being rewarded nicely…to the tune of 650 yards and six touchdowns through the first two games of the season. Looking at the Broncos schedule, I wouldn’t expect too much of a drop off in production either (if any). For all of you who took him late in the draft…it’s time to start laughing at the guys who drafted Derek Anderson and Carson Palmer five rounds earlier. In other news, LT owners should have a waiver claim in for Darren Sproles (317 all purpose yards and two touchdowns) immediately (at the cost of dropping Jacob Hester if necessary). Philip Rivers (21 of 33 for 377 yards and three TD, two INT), Chris Chambers (four catches for 83 yards and two TD), and Tony Scheffler (six catches for 64 yards, 2 TD) didn’t look too bad in this one either. If you picked up Eddie Royal after his first week outburst…keep him around. Cutler has confidence in him and you can expect a ton of chances to put up quality numbers all season long as defenses try to contain Marshall. (More …)
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