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  • Brandon 10:02 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink
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    User Requested Player Ranks – Week 2 

    With week one in the books and waivers processed for most leagues (unless your Yahoo! league is screwed up like ours!) it’s time to begin setting your rosters for this Sunday. As I mentioned in last week’s post, this year we’re trying something a little different when it comes to player rankings, which is to let YOU 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 first match-ups and overall I think the process of adding the players on request seemed to go smoothly. 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. As with last week, I’ve kicked off the lists with players from my own teams to get things started. For a permalink to the rankings for the week, view the Google Docs spreadsheet here.

     
    • Mark 10:30 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! Interesting rankings. I expect Washington’s run defense to be much stronger than Indy’s, but there’s still no way anyone should sit Foster.

      • Brandon 10:37 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’m giving Arian Foster a slight benefit of the doubt there with his high ranking. I figure he earned it last week and there is no way anyone is sitting him this week šŸ™‚

        • Mark 10:38 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Would you mind adding Percy Harvin to the list?

      • Brandon 10:50 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added Harvin. As you can see, I’m not all that high on him until the Vikings offense can show us something more than what they did last week.

        • Chris 11:17 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Brandon,

          Who do you like better over the course of the season: LT, C.J. Spiller, or Brandon Jackson. I’m trying to work out a trade to acquire one of these guys and want to know who has the most upside.

      • VT 11:40 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Need some anvice from you Pro’s. Should I start Schaub vs washington or Carson Palmer vs Baltimore this week???

        • Mark 1:01 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I’m no Pro (and I disagree with their ranks), but I would suggest going with Schaub. Baltimore’s pass defense shut down the Jets last week (10-21 74yds) and I think Schaub’s low numbers last week (9-17 107 yds. 1 TD 1 INT) were only because Foster was running so well all over the Colts. Looking at the stats I see Washington gave up the 5th most amount of passing yards last week and Baltimore gave up the least.

        • Brandon 1:34 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          As far as I’m concerned, this one is nearly a coin flip. The arguments for starting Palmer are that he’s A) at home, B) looked decent last week, C) has more options in the passing game than Schaub and D) isn’t as bad as Mark Sanchez, so he shouldn’t be held in check as easily as the Ravens did to the Jets. Schaub gets to play the team that as Mark mentioned, let up the 5th most passing yards (albeit to a solid quarterback – Tony Romo) last week. I expect that the Redskins see a large dose of Arian Foster again after the team takes an early lead, so I’m a little worried that Schaub won’t be needed to carry the team again. I’m still leaning towards Palmer, but it’s VERY close. Hopefully you pick the right one šŸ™‚

      • Brett 4:54 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like the McFadden love in these rankings. I think he’s pretty legit this year, and of course, the matchup against STL is great. For more analysis, trade strategy, trade targets, and Hot Or Not, check out http://www.fantasyfootballmvp.blogspot.com

      • Big Z 5:37 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Clinton portis or Cadillac Williams, for the rest of the season?

        • Brandon 10:27 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Hard to say for the rest of the season, as you never know what will happen in terms of injuries, but at the moment I like Cadillac better. Although the Bucs will probably end up in last place in their division, I like the direction their offense is heading…something I can’t say for the Redskins.

      • Adam 2:02 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Who should I start??
        My QB’s are Matt Schaub, Michael Vick, Carson Palmer
        My RB’s are Knowshon Moreno, Frank Gore, Tim Hightower
        My WR/TE are Reggie Wayne, Jermichael Finley, Steve Breaston, Zach Miller, Mike Wallace, Nate Washington

        • Brandon 2:40 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I believe all of those players are on the lists, so check them out. In terms of WR and TE, I’d recommend you start them in this order: Wayne, Breaston, Finley, Wallace, Washington and Miller.

    • Mark 10:58 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s funny that you put him right next to Garcon, because that’s who I’m deciding between. Percy Harvin in an inept offense with migraine issues or Pierre Garcon who dropped a lot of balls on Sunday. I’m wondering if Garcon will lose any playing time because of it or if he will bounce back this week. Thanks again.

    • Chris 11:18 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who do you like better over the course of the season: LT, C.J. Spiller, or Brandon Jackson. Iā€™m trying to work out a trade to acquire one of these guys and want to know who has the most upside.

      • Brandon 11:22 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Although we haven’t really had a great chance to see him in the starting role yet, I think Brandon Jackson definitely has the most upside of those three. Spiller was disappointing last week and will compete with Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch. LT shares carries with Shonn Greene, who should end up being the primary ball carrier if he can get a handle on ball security issues.

        Jackson will be the starter for the Packers and any backup they have will most likely only be there to give him a breather.

        • Chris 11:24 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Alright and if it was between Spiller and LT? I’m just not sure about Spiller, especially with Fred Jackson coming back.

    • The Don 11:20 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh fantasy gurus
      Fred Jackson vs Johnathan Stewart

      • Brandon 11:24 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them to the list, take a look šŸ™‚

        • The Don 1:54 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          My bad fred taylor

    • Steve 11:31 am on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Steven Jackson, Hillis, Spiller, or Fred Taylor to fill my second RB slot?
      Collie, D. Bryant, or B. Marshall for my second WR slot?
      Finally, I’m thinking of picking up Gronkowski. What do you think?

      • Brandon 2:01 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added those guys to the list. As for Gronkowski, who would you have to drop and who is your current tight end? He’s got about the same value as Aaron Hernandez right now and Jermaine Gresham of the Bengals will probably be the best fantasy rookie tight end when all is said and done.

        • Steve 3:08 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I have Gresham now. Thank Brandon!

    • Fit 12:04 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I lost Ryan Grant šŸ™ But luckily was able to pick up Brandon Jackson on waivers šŸ™‚ now, my issue is I have a difficult decision (in this case, a good thing) heading into week 2. I have 4 RBs, must start 2:

      Brandon Jackson vs BUF
      Matt Forte @ DAL
      Jahvid Best vs PHI
      LT vs NE

      -I feel like Jackson is a sure thing being at home and against BUFFALO, but the other 3 are tough…

      -Forte is only projected by Yahoo! to put up about 7 fantasy points, but I feel like they lowball him, especially with his big role in Martz’ offense recieving as well.
      -Jahvid will be at home, but lost Stafford, and I cant get over the fact that he only had 20 rushing yards and 36 overall, despite his 2 TDs in week 1.
      -LT may split many carries with Greene, but he did look MUCH better in week 1, and I feel he may be given the carry if it comes down to a goal line carry against NE.

      Bestow your wisdom upon me! Please!

      • Brandon 2:04 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added your guys to the list and I have to say I agree with you on Jackson and Forte. Go with those guys, who play for decent offenses and are the primary ball carriers.

    • Hatch 12:15 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you put Jacobs and L.T. on the list along with Malcom Floyd… I also would like to know if you think it is worth dropping Lee Evans to pick up Legedu Naanee( my starters are white and austin) so I was thinking I could acquire Naanee for the higher ceiling potential.

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Adding LT, Jacobs and Floyd now.

        I like Naanee’s upside a lot more than Evans at this point. He should be more consistent as well. Pick him up while you have the chance!

    • Blake 12:22 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Mike Williams TB, Randy Moss, Legedu Naanee, and Austin Collie as my WR’s. I am having troubling deciding who to start. Also I have the Cardinals and Ravens defense I am not sure if I feel safe playing either one. I was considering picking up the Panthers defense or the Titans for a one week plug. What do you think I should do?

      • Brandon 2:02 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added your guys to the list. In terms of your defense, I’d actually stick with the Ravens. If they do well again this week against a decent offense, you could have yourself one of the top defenses of the year and you wouldn’t have to worry about switching them every week.

    • Nervous Nellie 2:33 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have the 49ers defense (playing NO this week) but both San Diego (against Jac) and New England’s (against NYJ) defenses are available. Should I pick up one and play it this week or stay the course? (I would drop Fred Jackson in order to pick up another def.) I’m nervous about the 49ers, based on their performance last week but I’m also nervous about messing with my lineup too much. (Last year, I shot myself in the foot early in the season by messing with my lineup and losing some of my best players.) Thanks!

      • Brandon 10:33 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’d be nervous when you start talking about dropping running backs to pick up defenses. However, if you just drop the 49ers defense to pick up New England this week, I see no harm in that. Remember in the draft, when no one was picking a defense till the very end? That’s because defensive units score points very inconsistently and in the end, the difference in total points between most of them is very small. I’d just drop the 49ers this week, then when they let up 35 points to the Saints this weekend, you can pick them up again šŸ™‚

        • Nervous Nellie 1:18 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Very good point–thanks! I just picked up NE’s D and I’ll see what happens next week. Thanks again!

        • Nervous Nellie 1:19 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Forgot to mention: dropped 49ers for NE.

    • Sloth 3:10 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brady is still at the top of your list even against the Jets?
      Where does Vick fall in your rankings?
      Vick will post better numbers that Brady this week.
      Also Shiancoe Vs. Z. Miller
      And Ray Rice is the most overrated RB this year. He is going to get vultured every week by Mcgahee or Mcclain.

      • Brandon 4:24 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I put Brady at the top to start, but I could be swayed slightly. However, I can’t put Vick at the top of the list just because he’s playing Detroit. I make these rankings thinking, “Who would I start?” Would I start Michael Vick over Tom Brady? No. Will Vick score more points than Brady? Maybe, but I’d rather lose with Brady in my QB slot than with Vick there and Brady blowing up on my bench.

        • Sloth 4:28 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I had Wayne blow up on my bench last week so i know that feeling a little tooo well.
          didn’t feel like talking about Rice? Weren’t ready for that debate?

      • Brandon 4:46 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, got distracted at work and didn’t get a chance on that one. I’ll explain my side of the argument later this evening šŸ™‚

    • Steve 3:10 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What about GB defense @ Cleveland?

      • Steve 3:15 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oops, I meant vs Buffalo.

      • Brandon 10:34 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Green Bay is the top defensive unit of the week so far!

    • Christy 3:13 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you put Jamaal Charles on the list? Once again I’m going to have a heck of a time deciding who to play this week — I have him, Mendenhall, Jahvid Best, both Mosses, Hines Ward and Malcom Floyd

      • Brandon 10:34 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think I have all your players on there now. Let me know if there are any more you need added!

    • Amir 4:05 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You have Celek ranked WAYY too high – He was thrown to like twice last week and they were in a row – Vick only looks for DJAX and Kolb is a sloppy mess

      Gronkowski will have close to 10 TDs this year.

      • Brandon 4:19 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sooo…I should put Gronkowski, who had one catch for one yard (albeit a touchdown) and is playing the Jets ahead of Celek, who is playing the Detroit Lions and had 76 catches last year? Even with Vick at quarterback, at least for now I’m more comfortable with Celek being a regular target in the passing game, while Gronkowski could be used primarily as a red zone target when Randy Moss is covered.

        By the way, when Kolb started at quarterback for the Eagles last year (weeks 2&3), Celek combined for 16 catches, over 200 yards and a touchdown. I know Kolb won’t be starting this weekend, but at least give Celek more than one week to lose complete faith in him šŸ™‚

      • Brandon 4:26 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That being said…I’ve switched him and Finley after giving further consideration. Thanks for the input!

      • Brandon 4:48 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oh…and by the way, as a Pats fan, I would love Gronkowski to have 10 touchdowns!

    • Amir 4:55 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m a pats fan too – just making some observations about celek and his targets with a new qb

    • Amir 5:06 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Probably should have clarified – I’m not saying give up on Celek I’m just saying with this new offense if you have better plays (Finey, Vernon Davis, Shiancoe, Witten, Gonzo) use them!

      • Brandon 9:21 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oh yeah definitely…except for Jason Witten. Seems the team is using him to block a lot more right now as they’re having offensive line issues. I’d play Celek over him until he can show that he’s a viable target for Romo.

    • Nero 5:27 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please rank the following players (some of these guys might already appear on your list, sorry):

      TE Visanthe Shiancoe
      TE Vernon Davis

      WR Jacoby Jones
      WR Marques Colston
      WR Brandon Lloyd
      WR Brandon Tate
      WR Mike Williams (SEA)
      WR Greg Jennings
      WR Robert Meachem
      WR Austin Collie

      RB LeSean McCoy
      RB Ronnie Brown
      RB Ricky Williams
      RB Steven Jackson
      RB Michael Bush
      RB Jerome Harrison
      RB Jamaal Charles

      D San Francisco
      D Pittsburgh
      D Green Bay

      • Brandon 9:47 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wowzers…must have been a combination of a couple fantasy teams-worth of players there? Anyways, they’re all on there now! I can see myself ranking almost every player this week…and probably for weeks to come šŸ™‚

        • Nero 11:30 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yep – went 3-0 in my 3 money fantasy leagues … that one league where I started Naanee over Boldin was key, won by 2 points. Anyways, this is a collection of my players that I will have questions about, so now you know! šŸ™‚

          I was thinking, maybe you should take the TOP 50 FPP (fantasy point producers) and just rank them right out the gate … it’ll save some time. Then folks can discuss who to start/sit … I’ll chime in from time-to-time as well …

      • Brandon 11:44 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s an idea. The biggest reason I did the ranks this way to start is because I find it much easier to break it down to an individual basis and say “this player will be better than this guy, but worse than this guy”. If I take a list of 50 top scorers and then try to re-arrange them, it gets tricky because their scoring from previous weeks will make me second guess all my rankings I think. If somehow I got a randomized list of the top 50 scorers, then I could re-arrange them easily to my liking maybe. Who knows, I’ll keep your recommendation in mind though for next week. By the end of the year I’ll have a perfect system!

    • Big Z 5:42 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wheres AP?

    • Brian 6:43 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks guys – helps me get a better picture and organize my jumbled thoughts. I have two questions that aren’t answered by the chart if you don’t mind:

      1) I need a defense (have Bengals = 0pts last week) and have been eying the Patriots and the Giants. I love the Pats matchup obviously and I have a lot of faith in their coaching. I hate the Giants matchup this week but am thinking they could develop into a good FF-D with their pass rush and potential interceptions. We have limited funds for waivers so I want to avoid shuffling D’s each week. Which way would you go?

      2) I also want to pick up a WR. I am looking towards Collie and Nanee (both Williamses avail too). I can’t decide between the two. I currently have Jennings-Nicks-Knox-Wallace

      Sorry for long-winded post – thanks for the help.

      • Brian 6:49 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oh and if you wouldn’t mind adding Knox to your chart. thanks.

        • Brandon 11:11 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Added Knox. As for defenses, since you’re not trying to play a new one each week, you should probably stay with the Bengals. They just sucked last week because they played one of the best offenses in the league. The Patriots will be decent when they play the Jets and Bills, but otherwise they’ll be very risky with such a young secondary. The Giants schedule looks decent, but not worth wasting a transaction on them.

          As for your wide receiver, who would you drop for Collie or Naanee? I like them about the same right now but I guess I’d lean towards Naanee if I HAD to make a choice, just because of his spot on the team’s pecking order vs Collie’s.

    • Wolf 8:17 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you add in Mike Williams (SEA) and Cedric Benson?

      Also – NE over Baltimore… I have both DEF and put NE on my bench week 1. I was obviously disappointed as NE scored much better than Baltimore. I’m deciding which to start week 2. Baltimore going up against Cin, who NE did so well against (in terms of DEF points) or NE against the Jets. What reason do you have for putting NE ahead?

      • Brandon 9:59 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added Benson and Williams. As for defenses, I would have definitely benched the Pats defense in week 1! They looked absolutely horrible in the preseason. The only reason they did well last week from a fantasy perspective was due to two returns for touchdowns. Don’t expect that again this week (although a few interceptions wouldn’t be unexpected with Sanchez throwing the ball!) I still like NE over Baltimore this week only because of how inept the Jets offense looked last week. I think it was more them being bad than the Ravens being good…although that helped too! Both make solid plays though. Good luck!

    • Luke 10:36 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      what about MJD?

    • duncan 1:03 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      David Garrard or Joe Flacco?

      • Brandon 9:10 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added them. I like Flacco a little bit more this week, primarily based on the receivers he has to throw to. I also think MJD has a bigger role in the Jaguars offense this week. If Garrard gets three touchdowns on just 170 yards passing again though, all bets are off šŸ™‚

    • duncan 1:10 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      also, could you put hakeem nicks in the rankings? thanks!

      • Brandon 9:14 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just put him on there. I actually like him slightly more than Randy Moss this week due to the Revis-factor.

    • Chris 4:23 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey can you please add Mark Clayton

    • Mal 6:17 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon you’re the man doing these spreads (taking up some time no doubt in these earlier weeks). So I’d like to see you rank DeAngelo (should tear up TB), I have McFadden and Forte AND LT so it’s all very tight for a start this week.

      Could you fit in Hines Ward and Ocho into those rankings too please šŸ™‚ obvs Andre is a must

    • THE Don 8:11 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can you add Steve Breaston and mike williams (seattle) on the list

    • JMac 9:57 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thoughts on R. Mathews and J. Maclin this week?? And the 49ers D?? I know they face NO but MNF and at home! The Seattle spanking can’t be sitting well with that team.

    • THE Don 9:58 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sigh what about chad ocho and Knowshon moreno

    • Ryan Pohl 10:36 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Where is Peyton Manning? Also your blog is pretty awesome. I’m going to start coming here on a daily basis for sure. Your layout is very good also. I just started a blog a few days ago because I spend 5-10 hours a week on research anyway so I figure I could save people a lot of tie but posting my results and thoughts. I’m just doing it because I’m passionate about fantasy football. Any advice for me? My blog is at http://fantasyfirstfootball.blogspot.com/

      Should I get my own domain name? I’m new to this so any expert advice from you would be a huge help.

      • Brandon 11:07 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added Manning. As for your blog, good luck! Depends on what you’re trying to do with it for whether you get an official domain name or not.

        • Ryan Pohl 11:13 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I just want it to look legitimate and look like a real blog. I’m not concerned about selling selling ad space or making money I just want to be able to help other fantasy players. Like I said I put a lot of research in so I figure I could pass that information on. I really like your blog and its look.

      • Brandon 11:15 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It helps that Matt (my co-blogger) does web design for a profession šŸ™‚

    • thebrewz23 11:55 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Where would you rank Michael Turner on your RB list? Also, Steve Smith (CAR) in regards to the WR list. Thank you!

    • Mike 12:25 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for pulling this all together, it is definitely helpful.

      I have CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson–should I be dumping them and looking for a different 2 guys? They’re on my bench, which also includes Reggie Bush and Fred Taylor. I start DeAngelo Williams, Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson.

      Also–is Devin Hester worth keeping? I saw on some late pre-season sheets that he was #1 starter for Chicago, but I don’t think that’s true.

      • Brandon 2:30 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Depends on what alternatives you have. I’d probably hang on to Spiller and Jackson for a bit and see if they improve over the next few games. Will be interesting to see the split of carries when Marshawn Lynch returns though.

        As for Hester, I’m not sure he’ll ultimately be worth a spot on your roster, but for now keep him there unless you have a better alternative in free agency. Any decent receivers available?

    • JMac 12:34 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thoughts on dropping A. Smith this week to pick up better match up D?? I have T. Romo and the 49ers D. I wouldn’t mind having KC D against Cleveland this weekend. It’s a standard league and D/ST combined.

      • Brandon 2:22 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I added Kansas City to the list. I really don’t like San Francisco this week after that embarrassment with Seattle last week, plus the fact that they’re playing the Saints this weekend. Are there any defenses higher up on my list than Kansas City available in your league? If so, I just recommend you drop SF and pick up one of them for the week. You’ll be able to get SF again next week I’m sure if you really want them.

    • Chris 1:08 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Can u add Sims-Walker .. Thanks

      • Brandon 2:20 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        He’s on there now. Have him basically dead-even with his teammate Mike Thomas. I doubt we’ll see another no-show from Sims-Walker this weekend, but he and Thomas could be pretty equal in terms of targets from here on out.

    • Lindsay 1:42 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Okay so I won my matchup in week 1…thanks for the help!!! Question though, can you add Philadelphia for the defense list. Also, wondering about P. Thomas versus C. Benson. I see where they are ranked above, but which one fairs better in a PPR league? Also, given Sims-Walker’s non existing play last week, I would be afraid to play him, but I need 2 receivers of these…M. Wallace, A. Collie, J. Gaffney, or Sims-Walker. I will play Wayne as my WR1 and I hate putting two WRs from the same team in my lineup, however I was kicking myself last week for benching Collie over Wallace. Also, I have V. Davis and Z. Miller as my tight ends…I see Davis is ranked higher? Even considering the opponents? Is NO easier on TEs than StL? Just wanted to double check! Thanks again!

      • Brandon 2:35 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Awesome, glad we could help! Anyways, I’ve added Philly to the list and actually really like them this week against the Stafford-less Lions.

        As for PT and Benson, I have Benson ranked slightly ahead, but with PPR I’d probably go with Thomas.

        At tight end, go with Vernon Davis. The Saints just gave up lots of fantasy points to Vinsanthe Shiancoe and should do the same for Davis.

        For receiver, I think you have to go with Wallace and Collie. Gaffney was the third best fantasy receiver on the team last week and Sims-Walker put up a goose egg. Make those guys prove themselves before putting them in your roster. Don’t kick yourself over last week though. In week 1, all you can do is go with the guys you drafted higher and expected to be better. Good luck!

    • blake 2:14 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      leon washington and javon ringer.

      • Brandon 2:29 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Don’t recommend them…but they’re on the list now!

        • blake 4:18 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          yeah no kidding… 16team league, gotta play one of them or snelling, until v. jackson comes back…

    • Monk 2:48 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      2 of my guys that didn’t make the list are Bret Farve & Wes Welker. Thank You

    • ChargerChic 3:19 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have to start 2 QBs and my choices are Favre, Hasselback, and Bradford. Can you please rank them? Thank you!

    • Skinny 5:12 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Im stuck between… (need to play 2)
      Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @ CLE (projected 14.5pts)
      Jabar Gaffney, Den WR @ SEA (projected 14.5pts)
      Mike Williams, TB WR @ CAR (projected 11pts)
      & Mike Wallace, Pit WR @ TEN ( he’s only projected to get 6pts)

      thanks

    • Joe 6:28 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I currently own Shonn Greene in a fantasy league on NFL.com. After watching his Monday Night game and reading the reports, I’m less than impressed with his performance and he seems to be losing a lot of carries to LT. I received a trade offer for Ahmad Bradshaw, who shows promise. Should I sit on Shonn to see if he pulls through? Or make the trade?

    • Steve 7:01 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Please add Mohamed Massaquoi to the list.

    • Javier 7:52 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Could you please add Massaquoi, Felix Jones, Dexter McCluster and Eli Manning to the chart? Thanks!

      • Brandon 8:34 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them to the list. Not high on McCluster until he actually does something other than return kicks. Maybe your league rewards for return yardage though? I like Eli this week against the Colts, where he should throw a lot.

    • David 10:51 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My issue is for the flex spot in a ppr league. Choices are: Reggie Bush, Mike Sims-Walker or Mark Clayton. I can see Clayton ahead of Mike Sims-Walker by a tad, but what do you think?

      • Brandon 11:47 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like Reggie Bush over the other two. I think Clayton will be covered by Nnamdi Asomugha and won’t be as successful as last week. Sims-Walker scared me too much last week.

    • Nero 5:12 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Need these FA (free-agent) defensive units ranked

      Cincy (home against Baltimore)
      Denver (home again Seattle)
      Seattle (@ Denver)
      Atlanta (home against Arizona)

      I have Pittsburgh DEF, but they are on the road @ TN … do you think I should bench PITT?

      • Brandon 11:52 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just added them. I like Atlanta at home against fumblin’ Tim Hightower and Derek Anderson. Good luck!

    • Luke 5:59 pm on September 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      if i have some room to gamble… would you recommend putting in chiefs d/st or saints d/st? i think both have potential….

      • Brandon 11:10 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like the Saints more than the Chiefs if those are your two options. I like a bunch of other teams more though šŸ™‚

    • Benjamin Hedrick 9:02 pm on September 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have a question. In a dilemma about what receivers to start tomorrow. I have Calvin Johnson Jr, T-O, Sims-Walker, and just grabbed Legadu Naane through waivers 6 pt td league 10 yards/ point. Stafford not playing on sunday kinda discourages me from starting johnson jr.

      • Brandon 11:14 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        How many receivers you starting, three? I’d go Calvin Johnson, T.O. Naanee and then Sims-Walker, so Sims-Walker would be the odd man out. Keep Calvin Johnson in there though, as he should still have a decent chance to put up better numbers than the others with Shaun Hill at quarterback.

    • Matt 10:52 pm on September 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Matt Ryan?
      Larry Fitz?
      and Josh Cribbs, Nate Washington, or Greg Camarillo ? (PPR & return tds)

      • Brandon 11:45 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Added them all to the list! Not a fan of Cribbs, Washington or Camarillo, but if you need to play one, you can find them now. Good luck!

    • KDUB 11:00 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have Sims-Walker and he hurt me last week. Thinking of starting Kevin Walter in place of him this week. These rankings definitely help!

      • Brandon 11:11 am on September 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It hurt, but Walter got luck with the touchdown and would have had a crappy day too if he hadn’t scored. Roll the dice at least one more week with Sims-Walker, who will hopefully be trying to make a statement this game. Good luck!

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    Chad Johnson hurt and other updates from the weekend 

    Tonight’s game between the Browns and Giants will wrap up week two of the preseason, but before we jump into week 3, here are some reactions to the games that took place over the weekend…

    • Detroit 27, Cincinnati 10: While the Bengals might be a tiny bit upset that they lost a preseason game, the most painful outcome of this game was that their star wide receiver, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, sprained his shoulder while trying to make a catch early in the game. Right now coach Marvin Lewis is saying that he believes Johnson should be ready for the start of the season, but we’ll keep an eye on the situation. Right now I’m probably dropping him down a few spots on my rankings until I know more about the injury.

      As for the rest of the game, the poor play of the Bengals added insult to injury, with quarterback Carson Palmer playing badly (6 of 13 for 50 yards and an INT) and no one of fantasy relevance doing anything great for Cinci. There was one guy on the team though that took advantage of the Johnson injury, plus a hamstring injury to T.J. Houshmandzadeh that kept him out of this game. The Bengals second round pick in this years draft, receiver Jerome Simpson, finished the game with five receptions for 114 yards. As with many preseason one-hit-wonders though, make this guy become a repeat performer before even considering him on draft day.

      As much as this game sucked for the Bengals, it was a great game for the Lions, especially their passing game, which seems to have hit the ground running since the beginning of this preseason. Jon Kitna completed all three of his pass attempts for 76 yards, including a 27 yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson (who finished with three catches for 76 yards). The Lions running game is still a bit mysterious, but rookie Kevin Smith looked good in limited action (four carries for 19 yards) and should still be considered the front runner to win the starting job come opening day. (More …)

     
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