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  • Brandon 9:11 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink
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    Check out this article (via Razzball) for some interesting trade advice. It basically follows the theme of taking advantage of the misfortunes of others…which is always fun in fantasy football.

    • Ricky 11:19 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who’s a better option Steven Jackson or M.Turner

      • Brandon 11:28 am on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Turner, especially since he’s healthy

        • Ricky 4:27 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Who should I start at RB WR and flex?? S.Jackson, F.Jones, B.Tate, M.Ingram. WR: S.Johnson, K.Britt, W.Welker, P.Harvin, E.Decker, S.Rice.

    • SCOTTIE G 2:12 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      is burleson lynch trade fair? i’d be giving nate and getting marshawn

      • Brandon 2:21 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds fair based on player value. Why do you want Marshawn though? You that desperate at RB?

    • SCOTTIE G 2:23 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      jones, tate, peterson, mcgahee, hardesty

      • Brandon 2:54 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Felix Jones? You’re solid this week with Peterson and Tate. Felix should be back and going next week two, so not sure you really need Lynch. You have lots of spare WR depth that you can give up Burleson?

    • Jimmy Jim 3:32 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Deion Branch or J. Nelson?

      • Brandon 3:33 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        • Jimmy Jim 1:45 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Why do you answer other question, but not mine. I don’t wanna rely on ur ratings. Questions make you focus on one person over the other, and make have a more honest answer.

          • Brandon 8:13 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I think I answered that other question before I had my rankings up or something. Anyways, go Deion Branch. He’s likely to get a lot more looks, especially with Aaron Hernandez out this week. Good luck!

    • Jon 5:43 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,

      Who has greater value going forward? James Starks or Ryan Matthews? I am trying to put one of them in a trade with Vernon Davis for Desean Jackson.

      • Brandon 8:14 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I like Ryan Mathews. The run game for the Chargers seems to be working well and I don’t see Starks doing much more than what he’s already done. They’re pretty close though, but Vernon Davis and Starks seems like a fair trade for DeSean Jackson.

      • Mal 10:03 pm on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m in a 10man league and dropped Grant on the waiver, so I would think Starks is just as valueless. it’s tough with a RB splitting carries in a team that airs it out… Very unreliable for points.

    • Javi 6:15 pm on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Would you trade Felix Jones for Beanie Wells?
      Would you trade Jonathan Stewart for Jermichael Finley? I already have dustin keller

      • Brandon 8:15 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yes to the first one and for the second one, do you need another TE? Do you have a lot of depth at running back? Can you play two tight ends if you ever wanted to?

    • Byron 1:50 am on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Who should I drop… Hines Ward, Early Doucet, Mike Sims-Walker, or Reggie Wayne? I’m thinking about dropping those mentioned to add David Nelson. I need your advice?

    • Squish 5:09 am on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got some lineup issues this week and would appreciate some help. PPR league and I need to start 1 WR, 1 RB, and one flex, out of the following:

      Santonio Holmes, Steve Smith (Car), Ahmad Bradshaw, Jahvid Best, Ryan Mathews

      Currently leaning Smith, Best and Mathews but it’s a big matchup and I’d like more opinions. Thanks!

      • Brandon 8:22 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Steve Smith at WR, Ryan Mathews at RB and Jahvid Best at flex…so looks like we’re on the same page!

    • SwAgEd OuT 8:37 am on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      who should i start week 3, Jackson v.s. NE or Blount v.s. ATL?

      • Brandon 8:17 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Fred Jackson gets my vote, but it’s REALLY close. If you look at my rankings, Jackson is just one spot ahead of Blount. Good luck either way!

    • DB 12:05 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Would you trade Ahmad Bradshaw straight up for Devery Henderson? I have Brees at QB, Bradshaw, Jackson, Sproles, Tolbert and Kuhn at RB and Calvin Johnson and Nicks at WR

      • Brandon 8:20 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I feel like there should be a better WR out there you could get for Bradshaw. Are you looking for an upgrade at WR3 or something?

      • DaveW 11:52 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        henderson is only a temporary grab. when colston is healthy again hendersons numbers will likely drop. giving up bradshaw may or may not cost you down the line.

    • andy 5:20 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Do you think David Nelson or Mike Sims Walker? I’m thinking St Louis will be passing more because they are so beat up at RB, but Nelson might rack up some yards in a shoot out with New England

      • Brandon 8:18 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        It’s hard to bench Nelson when the Patriots continue to give up tons of yards in the passing game. In terms of the Rams, you could look at it the other way. Since the running game is so banged up, the defenses can focus on the receivers and shut down the passing game.

    • Neil 1:35 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Can you tell me if you think I should change anything up before game time? Thanks in advance, Brandon.

      QB – Matt Schaub
      WR – DeSean Jackson
      – A.J. Green
      – Devery Henderson
      RB – MJD
      – Darren Sproles
      TE – Fred Davis
      Q/W/R/T – Chad Henne (QB)
      K – Robbie Gould
      DEF – Detroit

      RB – Ben Tate, (Arian Foster), James Starks
      TE – Dallas Clark
      WR – Jordy Nelson, Miles Austin

      Second Team

      QB – Jay Cutler
      QB – Tarvaris Jackson (disgusting, I know. No other option)
      WR – Hakeem Nicks
      – Eric Decker
      RB – LeSean McCoy
      – Bernard Scott
      TE – Jermichael Finley
      W/T – Jordy Nelson (WR)
      K – Mason Crosby
      DEF – Detroit

      RB – Beanie Wells, (Arian Foster)
      WR – Nate Burleson, (Mario Manningham)
      TE – Ed Dickson
      DEF – NOLA

      0-2 in both leagues. Just trying to turn that around in my rookie FF season. Thanks man. Much appreciated!

      • Brandon 10:40 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Whoa, couple quick changes on RB. On the first team, get Ben Tate in there over Darren Sproles. For the second team, get Beanie Wells in there immediately instead of Bernard Scott (he doesn’t take over for Benson until NEXT week!) 🙂 Good luck

      • Brandon 10:43 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        this is assuming Beanie Wells plays of course. just keep track of the situation up until game time if you can wait that long. I’d also stick Burleson in there fro Eric Decker or even Jordy Nelson, as he’ll likely be more consistent.

        • Neil 10:34 pm on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Appreciate the help. I’m really gonna have to evaluate the players and my teams this week. 0-3 in both, unfortunately. But hey, at least I’m having fun??? Nah, that’s not it. But again, thanks Brandon!

          • Brandon 11:06 am on September 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Wow, looking at that advice I gave you it probably didn’t help all that much! Hopefully you found out Beanie wasn’t going to play and didn’t start him. You’re in a tough position, as is everyone who drafted Arian Foster or Jamaal Charles. Hopefully next week treats you a little better 🙂

            • Neil 1:52 pm on September 26, 2011 Permalink

              yea, ended up with Beanie in the starting position and had no one to sub hm once i found out he wasn’t playing. If he’d played, i woudl have won one. oh wel..

          • Brandon 1:54 pm on September 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            I guess with Bernard Scott being your only other option, you probably wouldn’t have done all that much better. Bad luck with Foster and Wells on your roster this week I guess.

    • Scottie G 1:37 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Start newton or rivers? As for wr depth. Bryant, manningham, burleson, amendola, mccluster. and as for my flex. Shoud I start burleson, mccluster, or fjoes. It’s a 1pt ppr.

      • Brandon 10:36 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Go Rivers. I have him as one of the top QBs of the week. At WR, Manningham is out, so don’t play him. Go Burleson, McCluster and then probably wait until the Cowboys game and hope that at least one of the two (Bryant or Jones) plays. Good luck!

        • SCOTTIE G 11:49 am on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          one more time…1qb-2rb-2wr-te-flex-k-def. who do i start? i have no depth at WR and the flex wont work because i have 4 starting rb’s. Danny Amendola, Dez Bryant, Matt Bryant, Nate Burleson, Montario Hardesty, Felix Jones, Mario Manningham, Dexter McCluster, Willis McGahee, Cam Newton, Packers , Adrian Peterson, Philip Rivers, Ben Tate, Jason Witten

          • Brandon 12:58 pm on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Rivers, AP, Tate, Burleson, McCluster, Witten, Hardesty (now that Hillis is out.) Good luck!

            • SCOTTIE G 1:00 pm on September 25, 2011 Permalink

              thats what i had…thanks Brandon. My girl LeeLee told me about you. Good to know that we are always on the same page. I am in LA…where are you? wondering your timezone?

          • Brandon 1:02 pm on September 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Over in Connecticut. Matt who also runs the site is in Rochester, NY. So, both of us on a slightly different time zone 🙂

  • Brandon 11:05 am on September 24, 2010 Permalink
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    Yahoo! Fantasy Football adds Trade Evaluation 

    For those of you in Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, you may have noticed that Yahoo has been slowly rolling out new features this season. One of them is the ability to compare your current roster to the available free agents. You can do this from your roster page or from the free agent player list. It allows you to see if there are free agents that are scoring higher than players you currently start, which may encourage you to drop a guy you’re holding on to based on name alone (Brett Favre?) and add someone who is unexpectedly performing great this year (Kyle Orton?)

    Anyways, that isn’t even the reason I’m writing this post. The newest feature I found today while proposing a trade is the ability to have Yahoo evaluate your trade. As you can see from the screen shot below, once you pick the players involved in a trade, there is a new button that says Evaluate Trade.

    analyze trade

    (More …)

    • Marques 12:43 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I do like that they made all the features of the Plus league available to everyone for free now. Getting stat tracker for free now is a godsend.

    • Squish 2:44 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not sure of what to think of the trade analyzer yet. I’ve used it a few times already and it seems like a good concept but it’s based off of yahoo projections that change daily. In a standard league I think they could work but for say my return yardage league it isn’t very reliable since yahoo is absolutely atrocious at predicting return yards and other abnormal stats. I’ll bet they make it accurate eventually but for now I taking their advice with a grain of salt.

      • Brandon 3:34 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        My worry is that people who don’t know all that much about fantasy football will take their projections as the gospel. That way you’ll never be able to complete a trade unless Yahoo thinks YOU are getting shafted, hah

    • Jason Haglund 1:10 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with Brandon, People do take there Projections to seriously

  • Brandon 3:33 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink
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    One Red (Fantasy Football) Paperclip 

    I’m sure many of you have heard the one red paperclip story at this point. In case you haven’t though, over the course of 2005-06, Kyle MacDonald made a series of 14 one-for-one trades to upgrade from a single red paperclip to a house!!! It was a pretty amazing concept, made even more amazing by the low number of trades he actually had to complete for the house. Anyways, recently I read about Steven Ortiz, who also made 14 trades (his were through Craigslist) to upgrade from an old cell phone to a 2000 Porsche Boxster S. Pretty crazy stuff…and you probably can see where I’m headed with this.

    Has anyone ever executed a series of trades in fantasy football to upgrade from Mr. Irrelevant to say…Mr. Peyton Manning?

    In the leagues I usually play in, all of the managers A) know each other too well and B) think everyone is out to screw them over just for kicks. Unfortunately, this leads to very few trades. However, there has to be some leagues out there were trades happen a lot more often. Does anyone have any stories where they were at least able to upgrade a few tiers on the draft board through a series of one-for-one player trades?

    Hopefully this will spur some managers out there to give it a try and see if they can, for example, turn Patrick Crayton into Randy Moss or Louis Murphy into Miles Austin. I figure the first few trades might not be too difficult, but at some point you may have to prey on a team manager with a certain favorite team-bias (trade Anthony Gonzalez to the Colts fan, etc.) Good luck!

    • Ken 4:55 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My league is pretty intense and we all know eachother well so “trust no one” is a term often lived by. In my league last year, I traded Derrick Mason for Jeremy Shockey, and then Shockey for Vernon Davis straight up. This was right before Mr. Davis went off. I thought it was a pretty slick move because I was making the deal with the Vernon Davis owner before I even had aquired Shockey. This isn’t quite the paperclip story but I was pretty proud of it.

    • Dev 12:58 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This was actually a huge part of my strategy last season. We start 2 QBs, in case anyone wonders why some of these QB trades were viable. Before the season started, I traded Derrick Ward to a RB-starved owner for Vincent Jackson. Out one Tampa RB, I then picked up Cadillac Williams off waivers in hopes he might become the starter. He did, and he had a good first game, so I immediately traded him one-for-one for Joe Flacco. I kept Flacco for a week, then traded him to a different owner for Matt Ryan. Kept Matt Ryan until week 5, when he had one of his best games of the year vs. SF, then proceeded to trade him for Wes Welker, who had missed a few games with injury, right before he exploded vs. TEN is week 6. So overall, I turned the Tampa backfield into Vincent Jackson and Wes Welker, who became integral in my championship run.

      • Brandon 1:42 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s pretty solid, have to give you props over Ken, although both are impressive.

        • Squish 11:13 pm on August 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I wish I had leagues where I could pull that many trades! I’m lucky if 5 trades go through in my average league in a year.

    • Brandon 1:41 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think right now Dev takes the cake, basically trading Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward for Vincent Jackson and Wes Welker. Anyone top that? If not, get crackin’ this year! It might actually be easier to do in the preseason, when some of the lesser known guys reputations get blown out of proportion due to extended playing time 🙂

    • Squish 11:10 pm on August 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t say I do much trading in FF given the waiver wire’s treasures but I pulled a fast one in Fantasy baseball league this year. I trade Ty Wigginton (27th ranked 1B) and Francisco Cordero (5th ranked RP) for Adrian Gonzalez (6th ranked 1B) and Dustin Pedroia (10th ranked 2B). I’m not sure if you guys play fantasy baseball (it’s my first year) but either of those trades by itself is highway robbery. Both together has lead my team from eighth in the league to first. It’d only be better if Pedroia wasn’t injured and could live up to his projected 3rd 2B self. To make things better, I’m 3rd in the league in saves without Cordero. I’m still laughing about it.

  • Matt 11:36 am on September 25, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell high, buy low: Trade ideas for week 4 2008 

    Sell high, buy lowWhat’d I tell you about Carson Palmer? He might have only thrown one TD pass, but 286 yards and a 98.9 QB rating against the Giants defense should tell you that the reports of his demise were exaggerated indeed. Just wait to see what he does this week with Cleveland in town. If you were in need of QB help last week, I hope you listened to me and did your best to wrench him away from his dejected owner.

    Now that we’ve all learned an important lesson (I am infallible and questioning me puts you at risk of looking as silly as the dissenters in last week’s Sell High, Buy Low comments section), we’re on to this week’s trade ideas:

    Sell High

    Reggie Bush, RB, Saints – He’s a must-start for now and – as long as he stays healthy – should continue to be a top fantasy rusher. But Deuce McAllister’s healthy again, and coach Payton says “his time is coming.” With the Saints struggling to run the ball (most of Bush’s production has come in the passing game), count on Payton to dramatically increase Deuce’s workload in the weeks to come, which will cut down on the number of plays that Bush is involved in. As far as fantasy football value is concerned, Bush will likely go back to being more of an RB2 than an RB1. If you’re a Bush owner, find the member of your league who’s most likely to be enamored with Bush’s famous name and thus-far stellar production and see if you can swap him for a feature back like Joseph Addai, Marshawn Lynch, or Clinton Portis. (More …)

    • Bryants Lambo Chase 1:29 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Another sell high candidate has gotta be Julius Jones. I was able to sell him high and buy Housh quite low. I like Palmer’s performance last week, and the Browns will make him a relevant QB option after this weekend

    • Matt 1:33 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Agreed. If anything, the time-share in Seattle is going to be worse than it started this season once Morris comes back in week 5. Duckett made his case for carries in week 3.

    • Advisor 4:39 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      How about Braylon Edwards, shouldn’t he quality for a buy low. He’s played terrible lately and he can’t possibly get any worse.

    • Matt 4:48 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You could make a case for Edwards, but I haven’t been a believer in Cleveland for months now. If Derek Anderson is replaced by Brady Quinn, what then? Is Quinn going to play at a high enough level to get the ball to Edwards on a consistent basis? If Anderson stays at QB, is he going to get it together and become the guy he was last season? It’s hard to call anyone on the Browns a buy-low at this point until we see some reason to believe that their offense will snap out of its funk.

    • brian 7:29 pm on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      On Reggie Bush – no one can seem to give a clear answer on Deuce McAllister. He suits up but doesn’t play. He’s suppose to be healthy. Meanwhile Pierre Thomas is getting carries. Maybe they are overcautious with him. But I would hold onto Bush, especially in a PPR league.

      Something about Joseph Addai…I can’t put my finger on it…I’m just avoiding him. It feels like he could have a great game or take himself out with an injury.

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