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  • Brandon 9:06 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink
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    Yahoo’s Twitter Intelligence 

    Just noticed a new feature for all of those using Yahoo! Fantasy Football. If you go to the Research tab, you’ll see a new sub-tab called Twitter Intelligence. If you click that, you can see all tweets mentioning players on your team. You can then select which specific players to search for (Show tweets for:), whether it’s just your starting roster or even just your quarterbacks or something (note: I’m not sure this filtering functionality is working quite yet.)

    This is a great tool to use on Sunday morning/afternoon, right before game time, so you can keep an eye on the health of your players and see if make sure they’re playing. Twitter is where you’ll hear most news first, so it’s great to have an fishbowl to look into and see updates for just your players (assuming everyone spells their names correctly!)

    twitter intelligence with geeks


    • Matt 9:17 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Putting the geek in ffgeekblog today, I like it.

      • straightcashhomie 4:15 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        start marshawn lynch orrr isaac redman



        • Brandon 10:00 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply


        • Brandon 1:58 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Apparently Jonathan Dwyer doesn’t read our blog and ended up stealing all of Redman’s thunder! Hopefully you still salvaged the win (or started Lynch against my advice.)

          • straightcashhomie 4:33 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            NOPE. Started Redman per your advice but luckily Jahvid Best came up with a big game to make up for it.

            • Brandon 4:43 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink

              Glad to hear it. You can probably ditch Redman from here on out, especially when Mendenhall returns.

            • straightcashhomie 4:46 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink

              I picked up Jackie Battle? from KC as a backup but now…Ray Rice is off his Bye week so Ray Rice and Jahvid Best should doo….now what to do in my flex spot?:

              Darrius Heywerd-Bey
              Victor Cruz
              Deion Branch
              or Jackie Battle

              Marshawn Lynch is my other option but he has a BYE as well.

    • Problem Child 11:30 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply


      • Brandon 11:33 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m having a hard time reading this comment. Let me rewrite it for readability:

        “Is dropping Tim Hightower for guys like K.Hunter or Daniel Thomas a good move?? Not taking to being Shanahaned very well..Esp. because I know better-Anyway thoughts are appreciated. And which WRs would you plug in this week-VJax(hamstring),R.White,Holmes and Nate Washington-Need 2.”

        • Brandon 11:37 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          To answer the question, you may end up dropping Hightower for Daniel Thomas, but don’t do it this week. Hightower is on a bye and Thomas is banged up. Wait until they both play another game before making the move to make sure it’s the right move. As for your wide receivers, if Vincent Jackson plays, go him and White. If V-Jax is out, go with Santonio Holmes instead, who should have a big game against a terrible Patriots defense.

          • Anthony 12:55 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Brandon would you rather start David Nelson or Preston Parker this week ? Im running all 3 of my RBS out there this week ( Jacobs, Blount, Benjarvus Ellis ) – Do u think i should drop any of the RBS and just go with 3 WRS ( Mike Wallace + 2 ^^ ) ???

            • Brandon 2:07 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink

              Keep an eye on Jacobs, as he may not even play this weekend. If that’s the case, I think that makes your decision easier. Otherwise, I think I gamble on Preston Parker over Nelson this week. Nelson has a tough match-up, while Parker’s is great.

    • Squish 1:17 pm on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah that twitter intel thing looks pretty cool! Will be great for injury checking.

      Having trouble sin my PPR money league again. RBs are Wells, Gore, Sproles, and Best. Pick 2. The lineup decisions in this league are killing me (Sat Gore and Wells last week). HELP!

      • Brandon 2:05 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Leaning towards Wells and Gore, but it’s really close between Gore and Sproles. You don’t have a flex spot for Sproles? He was designed for that spot in your lineup!

        • Squish 2:14 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah I hear that. Unfortunately because it is a 14 team league there is only 1 RB and 1 Flex spot. I’m working my ass off to get a trade done but its a big money league and everyone is scared it seems. Currently I’m trying to work out two of the above for Ray Rice (perfect time to strike during bye week trouble). Do you think that would be a worthwhile trade? Another option would be to upgrade at WR2 by trading one of the above and Marshall for Calvin Johnson. I see less gain in that trade even with Miami’s QB problems but it would get me through his bye week.

          • Brandon 2:27 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Hmm, I think getting Calvin Johnson would be pretty awesome. Who are your other receivers? From Wells/Sproles/Gore to Rice has to be less of an upgrade than upgrading from a decent WR to Megatron, right?

            • Squish 4:53 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink

              WRs are White and Marshall then a huge dropoff after that (Kevin Walter is my bye week replacement this week). The team is actually pretty good for a 14 team league it just hasn’t performed well as of yet and misplays at RB are killing me.

              My team

              QB – Eli, Schaub
              RB – Gore, Best, Wells, Sproles, Jackie Battle
              WR – White, Marshall, Ward, Simpson, Sanzenbacher, Walter
              TE – Gonzo

              Team I’m aiming at:

              QB – Bradford, Orton
              RB – Rice, Moreno, T. Jones, Ricky Williams
              WR – Megatron, Steve Smith (Car), MSW, Jenkins, Damian Williams, Parker Preston
              TE – Olsen, Shiancoe

              The only players I can really target are Rice, CJ and Smith. The rest won’t help me. Starting to think I should just try trading with another team.

    • Culver 4:46 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Against the Jets and with Woodhead doubtful, is it too early to give Stevan Ridley a bye-week start over someone maybe less risky but with less upside (J-Stew, in this case)?

      • Brandon 10:00 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’d go Ridley over Stewart. I think the Pats run a lot against the Jets today.

    • Need some help!!!!! 12:09 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      My Team– Looked good once upon a time and many injuries ago..
      Matt Hasselbeck QB
      Brandon Jacobs RB
      Mike Tolbert RB
      Roddy White
      Vincent Jackson WR
      Jimmy Graham TE
      Neil Rackers K
      Tennessee Titans Def/ST
      Ben Roethlisberger QB
      Felix Jones RB DAL
      Tim Hightower RB WAS
      Nate Washington WR
      Santonio Holmes WR
      Aaron Hernandez TE
      Off to a rough start and need some advice.. I play in a league that doesn’t trade much or at all. Jacobs doesn’t look good and I need RB help. If no trades come through who should I look to drop??

    • james hance 9:51 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      sproles or stewart?

      • Brandon 10:01 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sproles over Jonathan Stewart (that’s who you mean right?)

    • Need some help!!!!! 11:00 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Should I drop N. Washington and pick up K. Hunter,SF of Ryan Grant??

    • Eddie 9:43 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Need a last minute TE pickup for today. Should I grab Scott Chandler or James Casey (neither ideal but in a tight spot here..). Thanks

      • Brandon 10:01 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Chandler. Good luck!

        • Eddie 10:12 am on October 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks! One more: should I start Addai vs KC (notwithstanding what they did to Peterson last week), Benson @ JAC, or McGahee vs SD? I’m leaning Addai, possibly against my better judgement, because I also see him getting all the red zone attempts…

  • Matt 11:11 pm on June 2, 2011 Permalink
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    Very cool – Yahoo has integrated Twitter into its player information popups – in fantasy baseball leagues, anyway. I could see using this to get a quick feel for what the twittersphere has to say about a player while I weigh a start/sit decision. Hopefully they integrate this into their football product as well. It would be nice if they added a players’ own Twitter feeds, for those that have them.

  • Brandon 2:36 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: twitter   

    When you're leaving a comment on the bl… 

    When you’re leaving a comment on the blog, instead of putting “None” or something for the website field, why not put your Twitter page? It’s the one spot where you have the chance to do a little personal advertising on our website! It might encourage us to follow your account as well 🙂

  • Brandon 8:47 am on October 7, 2010 Permalink
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    Are Twitter and fantasy football going to have an indirect impact on an NFL team’s game plan? If Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker has his way, it seems it could…

    • Matt 8:55 am on October 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So I guess if your fantasy player is underperforming, give him crap about it on Twitter so he makes a big deal to the media and forces his coach to get him more looks.

      • Brandon 9:03 am on October 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Time to log on and send some tweets to Shonn Greene (@shonngreene,) if that’s a real Twitter account…and if I had him on any of my teams!

    • Squish 2:33 am on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Finally a football player that cares! Now all we need to do is have RBBC start berating there coaches for more playing time because that way they’d get more consistent fantasy production.

      In other news, in case you guys hadn’t noticed, John Carney is playing again for the Saints (as expected) which means that Tecmo Super Bowl officially lives on in the NFL! Last man standing!

  • Brandon 3:59 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink
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    If you use Twitter and like fantasy football, you should be following us! @FFGeekBlog

    • The Don 4:22 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Okay with knowshon out i have a question
      A have a flex spot
      between Aaron hernandez vs Johnathan stewart WHO Gets the spot???????????????????????

    • Snail 12:21 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Week Three Players I Hate

      Tom Brady, QB, Patriots (11, 5): OK, chances are you’re still starting him. And I have him 11th, so it’s not like I think he’ll be horrible. But yes, I do have him outside the top 10 starters in an ESPN standard league. Here’s why: 255 and 2, 115 and 1. The first number is what Aaron Rodgers did to Buffalo through the air last week. Good numbers, obviously, but nothing crazy considering the offense and his ability. Rodgers ran for a score in that game as well, which Brady won’t do. The second set of numbers are what Brady did in his last game against Buffalo. Again, this is a better secondary than you think. And with a solid secondary, Buffalo can afford to take chances blitzing and putting pressure on Brady, the way the Jets did in Week 2.
      Now, Brady did light up the Bills in the first game last year, but that was the crazy Monday night game in which Tom threw for two scores in the final couple of minutes during a furious comeback. I’m saying Tom throws for fewer than 250 yards, has two scores and one turnover, which makes him a low-end starter in 12-team leagues and borderline in 10-team leagues.

      Because many of you don’t actually bother to read or can’t grasp the concept of this column before firing off thank-you notes, I’ll reiterate; I’m not saying bench him because I can’t imagine you have a better option (other than possibly Vick: check my rankings to see who else I’d start over him). I will say, however, that I don’t think he has a huge game and wouldn’t use him in a salary cap league. By the way, one last caveat: If Percy Harvin can’t play, Brett Favre will drop and Brady will move to No. 10. Speaking of the Indecisive One. …

      Yes. I hate Tom Brady. But if you sit him for anyone other than the 10 guys I’ve ranked ahead of him, it’s on you. Are we clear?

      Written by Matthew Barry – ESPN

      Is he right?

      Also Vick has more upside than Brady this week.

      • Matt 10:55 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        He’s wrong – he ignores the additional focus in the Pats offense on going to the TEs and the inability of this year’s Bills linebackers to defense good TEs – something that wasn’t a notable issue before with the Bills. Matthew Barry (whose podcast I enjoy and opinions I respect) is overlooking changes in the Pats offense and Bills defense that make this game a much more difficult situation for the Bills than it was in ’09.

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