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Tagged: Week 16 RSS

  • Brandon 1:19 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Week 16   

    Week 16 FAIL: Championship Failures 

    Here are a few players who just didn’t quite live up to expectations this week. Were they over-rated to begin with? Did they just have a bad game? Were they benched because their team was dominating (or getting dominated?) It’s probably just a one week mishap, but if they land on this list a couple weeks in a row, you might start worrying! Anyways, feel free to add to the discussion with your own. Maybe someone that you blame this week’s loss on?

    With championships around the world on the line, a couple superstars decided it was a good day to take the day off. Andre Johnson was a late scratch and Maurice Jones-Drew left fantasy owners high and dry (unless they picked up Rashad Jennings to back him up!) Philip Rivers and the rest of the Chargers played one of their worst games of the season, while Peyton Hillis, Michael Turner and Chris Johnson tried their hardest to (not) reward those who relied on them all season. Anyways, hopefully you still managed to pull off the victory in your league’s championship!

    I’ve included the entire season count of FAIL’s as a separate worksheet in the spreadsheet, so you can click the “Season” tab and see where each player stacks up.

    Anyways, here are the rest of them (and here’s a direct link to the spreadsheet)…
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    • Hawgman 12:29 pm on December 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Got lucky this week! I benched Boldin and Andre (after I found out for sure that he would not be playing). I had Manningham ready to go. Before the early games I was seriously thinking about Jennings, but decided to dance with the player I have. Hillis didn’t hurt me too bad and Freeman came up HUGE!! My biggest disappointment was Welker. Having Woodhead in the lineup helped balance that on out.
      I ended up winning by 19 points!! My first Championship!
      Thanks for all the help this season & have a Happy New Year!

      • Brandon 12:40 pm on January 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        In my championship game, my buddy had a gut feeling to start Danny Woodhead over Brandon Jacobs and obviously it worked out great for him! Happy new year man

  • Brandon 8:46 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Week 16   

    User Requested Player Ranks – Week 16 

    This year we’re trying something a little different when it comes to player rankings. We’re letting our readers decide which players show up on the lists. This means less work for me (or at least spreads out the work) while ensuring that all requested players show up on the lists and all quandaries are resolved. Hopefully last weeks rankings helped at least a few teams out there win their match-ups and hopefully this week’s do the same!

    Remember, if you have any Flex slot questions, continue to post those as comments and we can respond to them individually. Anyways, feel free to start posting your line-up questions, along with any questions/comments about this new format. This week I’ve kicked off the lists with the top five players from last week at each position. You can find the spreadsheet after the jump. (More …)

     
    • Ori 8:56 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,
      I’m a FF player from Israel.
      I’m going play my league championship game this week and im having hard time to decide who to start. Regular settings so i have to take 2 wr, 2rb and a flex.
      Who would you take from those 8 that i have on my roster:
      Mccoy, Blount, Bradshaw, Woodhead, Marshall, Colston, S Johnson and Maclin.
      Please advise me Geeks.
      Thanks.
      Ori

      • Brandon 9:09 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Some solid options you have there. I’d go with LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette Blount, Marques Colston, Jeremy Maclin and Ahmad Bradshaw. Hard to tell you to bench Marshall after his last couple games and Stevie Johnson who has been solid all year, but who knows what kind of weather they’ll see up in Buffalo over the weekend. Good luck!

        • Ori 9:16 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks, I’m quite confident to go with McCoy, Blount and Maclin. Still have doubts for picking two from Closton, Bradshaw, Woodhead, Marshall and Johnson.

    • The U 9:49 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, I wanted to thank you for all the help throughout this year. You guys are great. I’m in two championships this week and need one last week of help.

      QB: Flacco
      RB: Mendenhall, Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Ryan Torain, Tashard Choice, Maurice Morris
      WR: Malcom Floyd, Santonio Holmes, Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Deion Branch, Mike Williams (SEA)
      TE: Jimmy Graham

      • Brandon 3:36 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just finished adding them to the list. Good luck and glad we could help!

    • Hawgman 10:50 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add the following:
      QB – Freeman, Roethlisberger
      RB – McFadden, Hillis, Felix Jones, Steven Jackson, Woodhead
      WR – Andre Johnson, Boldin, Manningham, Welker, Woodhead
      TE – Vernon Davis, Witten
      D/ST – Chicago, Cleveland

      IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!!
      My biggest worries are at the QB and Flex positions. We start one QB, two W/R, and one W/T (along with one RB, one TE, a wasted spot on a K, and a D/ST). My current lineup looks like this:
      QB – Freeman
      WR – Andre
      WR – Welker
      RB – McFadden
      TE – Witten
      W/T – Woodhead
      W/R – Steven Jackson
      W/R – Hillis
      K – Who cares
      D/ST – Chicago

      Looking forward to your thoughts. Good luck to everyone on the planet (with the exception of my sister-in-law!)

      • Brandon 3:45 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them on there. If Felix Jones plays this week, I think you have to start him over Woodhead against a soft Cardinals run defense. If he’s out though, it makes the decision easy. I have Manningham over Welker as well. Any way you roll, good luck man! Thanks for representing our readers all season.

        • Hawgman 4:28 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Is the AZ run D softer than the Bills?
          Manningham worries me because he is on the road (outside) and the GB D is pretty stout.
          Thanks for all the advice and TIME! Good luck in your game!

          • Brandon 1:54 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            They’re both pretty lousy against the run, but the Cardinals have let up the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year, while the Bills are the fifth most. The Bills just played some solid run defense against Peyton Hillis and Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams as well, so maybe they’re stepping it up at this point in the year.

    • Brian 12:08 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi–I’ve got a bunch–thanks in advance for taking the time. BW

      P Manning, A Rodgers, J Charles, M Tolbert, Megatron, VJax, B Lloyd, S Moss

    • Clay 1:41 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have a QB decision to make for the Championship. Big Ben vs CAR, Grossman vs JAX, or Tebow vs HOU? the Steelers will probably have so much success running the ball, they won’t need to throw… I’m strongly considering Tebow.

      • Brandon 3:39 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, this is an interesting one. Roethlisberger’s match-up, plus his numbers over the past couple games, make him a very unappealing play. Because Grossman has at least some experience, I have him ranked a spot ahead of Big Ben. However, I still have Tebow at the bottom of the list. He scares me too much and now that there’s some NFL video of him to go on, I’m wondering how the Texans will handle him. If you’re the gambling type, roll the dice…he’s the most fun play out of the group!

    • Angel 2:46 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you please add WRs: Mike Thomas, Miles Austin, Pierre Garcon and RBs: Rashard Mendenhall, Ray Rice, and Ahmad Bradshaw. Thanks

      • Angel 2:47 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        sorry Bradshaw already listed.. oops.

      • Brandon 3:37 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them just now. Good luck!

    • e-roc 7:37 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon…. thanks to Mike Vick, I made the Superbowl despite my Raider defense fail.

      Two things:
      1) I renamed my team Michael Vick’s Pups (MVP acronym).
      2) please add Kenny Britt to the list.

      Thanks!

      • Brandon 1:27 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, glad Mike Vick could help one of us! Anyways, Britt is on the list now, so see what you think.

        • e-roc 8:05 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Gracias. I have DJax, Nicks, and Britt starting. Other starters: Vick, MJD, Blount and Vernon Davis.

          Happy Holidays FFGeeks!

    • Natalie 9:57 am on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am in my Yahoo league championship this week and my opponent and I are very close with projected points. How do you feel about Philly’s D this week? I currently have the Jets and Dallas, but I thought about dropping one for Philly this week. Also, I see Brandon is starting Aquan, but he’s been awful as far as fantasy points. I can’t afford another no show this week. Do I start him or Blair White?

      • Hawgman 11:09 am on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If it were me, I would stick with the Jets D/ST. I also have Boldin. He will be safely on my bench. I feel pretty good about my WR crew, but if I didn’t, I would grab White in a second.

      • Brandon 1:33 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I love the Philly defense this week and just put it at the top of my rankings for the teams listed. Joe Webb will undoubtedly fumble or throw an interception and if it’s a pick-six, you’re golden! As for your receiver question, Blair White makes a decent play, but I still like the upside of Boldin more. I know he hasn’t been great for two straight weeks, but I’m hoping for a week 10 or 13 type of game from him. The last time he played the Browns, Boldin went insane for 142 yards and three scores. Don’t expect a repeat, but hopefully he can do SOMETHING!

        • Natalie 6:55 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks Brandon, I just picked them up and placed Boldin back at starting WR. I do have a flex spot that can be a second WR/TE (I already have Tamme starting), so should I place Blair White in that spot or keep Tony Gonzalez there?

          I also have three QB’s, since I never really had a strong QB in the draft. I started with Cutler, but I also picked up Cassel and Kitna over the season. Cassel was great a few weeks, but Kitna has been my money lately. Should I stick with him? I’m hoping they don’t mainly run the ball this week.

          Thanks for all the help this season!!! My RB’s have been awesome this year…. Peyton Hillis, A. Foster, and Ray Rice! They are ALL starting! 🙂

    • Nero 12:42 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Still alive in my last $$$ money … I beat the #1 seed as an #8 seed this past week to move to the semis … I’ve got a make-shift lineup I’ve been messing with all year … here’s what I got:

      QB Aaron Rodgers * (22.37)
      QB Tim Tebow (18.49)
      QB/WR Joe Webb * (11.48)
      WR Stevie Johnson * (8.40)
      WR Kenny Britt (11.23)
      WR Anquan Boldin (8.07)
      RB Jamaal Charles * (11.23)
      RB Brian Westbrook * (9.77)
      RB Anthony Dixon (6.96)
      RB Michael Bush * (7.55)
      RB Donald Brown (8.90)
      TE Vernon Davis (7.16)
      K David Akers * (10.77)
      DEF Pittsburgh * (14.59)

      * = currently starting
      (X.XX) = projected points

      so, you can start the following: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, WR/RB/TE, K, DEF … do you like my line-up …

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think the only change you need to make is to swap out your third RB for kenny Britt in the flex spot. Other than that, you look pretty good!

        • Nero 1:46 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          You think Britt has a good game against Brandon Flowers and company? KC’s pass defense, at home, is actually quite good – don’t you think?

          • Brandon 1:53 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            The Chiefs were good against the Broncos at home a couple weeks ago, but in the two home games prior to that receivers from Arizona and Buffalo did some damage to them. I just see Britt as the focus of the Titans passing game at this point and there’s a solid chance he finds the endzone with defenses still keying in on Chris Johnson in the backfield.

    • Art Vandelay 12:55 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Two flex slot choices for the championship game in two different leagues:
      1 – Knox, D. Brown, Hightower
      2 – Moreno (even if he goes, I’m worried about him), Mike Williams (SEA), or D. Brown

      • Brandon 1:48 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, you got some tricky choices there. For the first one, I’d wait and see if Joseph Addai is going to play. If so, go with Knox, otherwise, roll with Donald Brown and hope for a repeat of last week. In the second scenario, same goes for Donald Brown. If Addai plays though, roll with Mike Williams. Good luck either way!

    • britt 1:03 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      flacco or garrard?

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I got Garrard a spot ahead of Flacco because he’s at home and playing a much worse pass defense. It could be close though. Good luck!

    • jack 1:32 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      brandon-

      with AP out on monday, i watched my opponent who played joe webb chip away at my 14 point lead. won by .47 points and am in the championship game now. it was nuts. it’s going a tough matchup, this guy has arian foster, chris johnson, tom brady, jennings, mike wallace, philly Def, akers.

      vs. my SF giants-esque team (could you add too):
      kitna
      amendola
      donald driver
      adrian peterson
      sims-walker
      jacoby ford

      do you go with shayne graham or david buheler? play tebow, freeman instead of kitna? i have been rolling the dice on a WR3 all season long (have to play Stevie Johnson to the end right? open to any WR suggestions you may have…!) my live by AP die by AP mentality also nearly kept me out of the championship.
      right now, yahoo projects opponent with 138 pts, me with 123.

      thanks brandon, it’s been a great season!

      • Brandon 11:14 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d go David Buehler, Jon Kitna and keep Stevie Johnson in there. As for Adrian Peterson, it depends on your other options I guess. First of all you need to make sure he plays, but assuming he does, who would you consider playing instead of him?

        • jack 11:31 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          my opponent got to rashad before i did. now his projected pts for this week is 148! meaningless i know, but still. I’d only have torain to play over AP.
          for kickers usually, (ie shayne graham) if it’s snowing and whatnot, you don’t play them right?
          i just have kitna, witten, DAL defense, and then buehler going today then. hate having points before my opponent does for some reason. banking a lot on dallas!

    • ryan 5:16 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Knoshon Moreno, Mike williams TB.

      Anyone feel like rolling the dice on mike wallace over mike williams this week?

      • Brandon 11:11 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I feel like rolling the dice on Wallace 🙂 As for Moreno, hopefully you don’t have to rely on him since there’s a chance he doesn’t even play. Good luck!

    • britt 7:15 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      mcmichael or hernandez for TE?

      • Brandon 11:03 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        McMichael is more probably the more consistent start, while Hernandez is the boom-or-bust start. Just remember that Randy McMichael is NOT Antonio Gates and is not the same force that Gates was in the red zone. Go with Hernandez and I’ll cheer him on with you!

      • Brandon 11:29 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, just checked the status of Hernandez and he’s listed as questionable and his injury doesn’t seem all that promising. He could give it a go, but who knows how effective he is. Go with McMichael who is definitely the safer play this week.

    • Brandon 12:06 am on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Larry Fitzgerald, Sidney Rice, Tim Hightower, Brandon Jacobs, Fred Jackson, and Kevin Boss?

      Any input on my line-up for the week would be appreciated! I am torn with my WRs (S. Moss especially). Moss has been good for me this season, has had a good couple weeks and has a good matchup against Jacksonville. I’ve been thinking about putting Moss in for Nicks based on the matchups.

      I got starting:

      QB – Michael Vick
      RB – Arian Foster
      RB – Fred Jackson
      WR – Calvin Johnson
      WR – Larry Fitzgerald
      WR – Hakeem Nicks
      TE – Kevin Boss
      DEF – Eagles

      Bench
      QB – Aaron Rodgers
      RB – Tim Hightower
      RB – Brandon Jacobs
      WR – Santana Moss
      WR – Sidney Rice
      WR – Pierre Garcon
      DEF – Bears

      • Brandon 11:26 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Man you’re in a tough (but good) spot with those wide receivers. You need to be in a league with a flex spot! I like all of them (and even like Garcon too.) Subbing out Nicks for Moss might work out, as Moss has a great match-up. It’s hard to bench Nicks, but he’s got a game AT Green Bay, who have been solid against receivers this year. Wish I could be more definite, but good luck however you go!

    • George B. 10:32 am on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Finals!

      Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:
      Kitna, Fitzpatrick, Jamaal Charles, Ryan Matthews, Brian Westbrook, Zach Miller, and the Jacksonville D.

      Merry Christmas!

      • Brandon 11:00 am on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just got them on there. Consider it my Christmas present!

    • Nero 4:12 pm on December 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I need to choose my DST … pick one of these:

      JAX (got them in my line-up right now)
      NYG
      St. Louie
      Tampa Bay
      New Orleans

      • Brandon 11:23 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry I never made it to this one. Did you end up starting all the right players?!

    • e-roc 9:24 am on December 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Last minute help!!!

      Rashad Jennings (v. WAS) or Ryan Torain (@JAX) ???

      • Brandon 11:23 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey man, sorry I never got around to this. Did it work out for you?

        • e-roc 11:32 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I went with Jennings but the real mistakes were Vick and DJax. Lost by about 18… with Cutler and Manningham on the pine.

          • Brandon 11:33 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Hard to say they were mistakes. NO WAY you were sitting Michael Vick! Just the way the cookie crumbles I guess…

          • e-roc 11:36 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Haha so true. I was just happy to be in the Super Bowl… and our league pays out to 2nd place, so I got a consolation prize for my efforts. 🙂 Until next year Geeks! Happy New Year!

  • Brandon 9:20 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 16 pick-ups: Good luck in the Championship! 

    Not a whole lot to say here regarding waiver wire pick-ups. At this point, if you’re relying on the waiver wire to carry you to victory, you’re in serious trouble. However, maybe you just need to upgrade one minor spot to give you that tiny edge you need to advance to the next round. As always, we’ve included the percentage owned (taken from Yahoo.) Take a look and see if any of these guys can help patch your squad together and carry you to the Promised Land…

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    • Ori 3:16 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,
      I’m a FF player from Israel.
      I’m going play my league championship game this week and im having hard time to decide who to start. Regular settings so i have to take 2 wr, 2rb and a flex.
      Who would you take from those 8 that i have on my roster:
      Mccoy, Blount, Bradshaw, Woodhead, Marshall, Colston, S Johnson and Maclin.
      Please advise me Geeks.
      Thanks.
      Ori

      • Brandon 8:58 am on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll get these players on the ranks for this week soon!

  • Josh 9:33 pm on December 16, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , dan orlovsky, , , , , , , , Week 16   

    Guest Post: Week 16 QB Fantasy Football Rankings 

    Editors’ note: The following post was written by a guest blogger, Josh from Pro Football 101.

    Must Starts

    1. Peyton Manning vs. Jacksonville Jaguars. As long as the AFC East teams keep winning, the Colts must do so, too. At least for one more week. And there’s nothing that Peyton and his teammates want more than to bury their rival in the process. Look for a big effort on Thursday night and at least 250 yards and 2TDs. Great fantasy start.

    2. Drew Brees vs. Detroit Lions. The Lions are just two games away from immortality, and one thing we know about them is that if they are going to pull off a win during the season, it won’t be because of their defense. Look for Brees to go gangbusters in this one and locate Colston, Moore, and Shockey throughout the game. (More …)

     
    • footballprogram 9:58 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh. Hi! 😮 I am very much interested in Mr. Walters?. They commit one mistake, however.
      Gonna be back soon :rolleyes:

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