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  • Brandon 8:47 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Preseason Edition 

    As the season nears and league drafts are taking place daily throughout the next couple weeks, we figure it’s time to get the Ask the Geeks posts started. We begin with a great question about a couple of reality show stars in Cincinnati:

    JV Prep Squad asks:

    Word is TO might get more nods this year than Ochocinco. I’m tempted to place TO higher in my list of wide receivers than Ochocinco. Is this a good move?

    Brandon says: While the difference in their average draft positions is starting to decrease (check out where they went in the Yahoo! Friends and Family league draft) due to T.O.’s performance in the preseason so far, you still need to target Ochocinco first. He’s been with the offense for years and has chemistry with quarterback Carson Palmer. I’m guessing that T.O. is seeing a lot of action in the preseason because Palmer is trying to develop this same chemistry with him. Both players will see plenty of targets when the season starts and Owens could provide the distraction to defenses that T.J. Houshmandzadeh did a few years ago…when the man formerly known as Chad Johnson put together some great seasons.

    • JV Prep Squad 2:33 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So of course that choice didn’t come up during my draft! I had sixth slot in a 10-person PPR league with flex offense. My team (in order of selection) is:

      1-Maurice Jones-Drew (RB) (yes, I got him with the sixth pick
      2-Tom Brady (QB)
      3-Ryan Matthews (RB)
      4-Steve Smith (WR – Carolina)
      5-Matt Forte (RB)
      6-Mike Sims-Walker (WR)
      7-Vernon Davis (TE)
      8-Minnesota (DEF)
      9-Mike Wallace (WR)
      10-Matt Ryan (QB)
      11-Brent Celek (TE)
      12-Mohamed Massaquoi (WR)
      13-Stephen Gostowski (PK)
      14-Tim Hightower (RB)
      15-Kevin Smith (RB)
      16-Dustin Keller (TE)

      Thoughts welcome . . . !

  • Brandon 10:14 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Receivers gone wild! 

    Amazing numbers put up by some wide receivers today, including a bunch of them who managed multiple touchdowns…

    • Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TD
    • Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TD
    • Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 142 yards, 2 TD
    • Andre Johnson, HOU – 101 yards, 2 TD
    • Nate Burleson, SEA – 98 yards, 2 TD
    • Austin Collie, IND – 97 yards, 2 TD
    • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 79 yards, 2 TD
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 77 yards, 2 TD
    • Brandon Marshall, DEN – 64 yards, 2 TD
    • Squish 11:17 pm on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Seemed like a good day for defenses too with several scoring very well especially in the flea flicker standard format.

      All Around a pretty well scoring week (especially for my teams). All signs point to a 14-2 week this week which is nice after my 6-9 record last week. I’ve got my money league by the balls as long as Leon Washington and Cotchery can combine for at least 3 points in a PPR and return yard league. I’ll get the $10 weekly high score prize if that happens too as my only competition is my opponent. To make things better the owner just added a $50 prize for second to bring the total prizes $870 plus a Titlecraft trophy! Hell of a free league if you ask me!

      One of my Flea Flicker leagues has only 9 people so we all had stacked rosters. i was still surprised by this week though. Had Schaub, Turner, Rice, Fitz, White, Winslow and Eagles defense starting. The 6 offensive players combined for 13 TDs! Would have been better if I didn’t start Scobee…

      • Brandon 8:29 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re in a free league that offers $870 in prizes?!

        • Squish 4:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, it’s a league sponsored by an insurance quote guy. There are tons of them on Yahoo. Apparently he’s making a killing this year from the quotes done by his leagues’ players. You can check them out here:


          I’m just happy I was smart enough to trust the guy instead of running for the hills like most people do when they see “free prizes” at the top of a FF league.

      • Mal 11:05 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Looking back you wonder if it’s even worth wasting a draft pick on DST unless you can grab maybe the likes of giants, vikings, steelers, ravens. It’s really just about match ups don’t you think? I just peruse the waiver each week for a decent one, and viola.

        • Brandon 11:20 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, with both Kickers and Defenses there isn’t much rhyme or reason to their scoring on any given week. While the best defenses should at least keep the score down, which helps you get points in that way, it’s hard to figure when a player will fumble and the other team takes it for a score (same with an interception.) All you can do is take your best shot at a match-up and hope it works out for you.

        • Squish 5:02 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I agree. But honestly its even rare for any of the top drafted defenses to be the top scoring one. I went into my draft knowing that the only good defense from last year that was completely in tact was the Eagles defense. Thus, i pretty much drafted the Eagles or nobody. Turned out to be a good choice 😉

          I do own the Vikes in a few leagues but I’ll likely be dumping them because their schedule is about to get MUCH harder.

          Just goes to show, you never know how these things happen. In the end it’s not at all about how good a defense is but more about how many TOs they force and what percentage of those go to the house.

    • Matt M 12:49 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I played Burleson and Collie on your suggestion and secured a win. Nice job.

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Nice! Glad I could help someone out there AND wish I had either of those guys on any of my teams right now.

    • Julie 11:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      have to comment– I had Burleson and Bradshaw on my bench per your recommendation. Was still able to pull off the win which made it a little less painful

      • Brandon 1:25 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you still pulled off the win at least. It was pretty amazing what the return of Matt Hasselbeck meant to the Seattle offense though. Nate Burleson was obviously happy about it! As for Bradshaw, the guy hadn’t scored a touchdown all season (and you would think Brandon Jacobs would be the goalline back) and then goes and scores twice! Oh well, that’s part of the fun/frustration I guess. Good luck this week though!

  • Brandon 12:11 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink
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    Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall has been suspended by the team, although the duration has not been specified yet, reports Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk. The maximum length of the suspension can be up to four games and if that is the case, his fantasy football stock takes a major hit. However, Eddie Royal and Brandon Stokley’s stock should be boosted quite a bit. Our wide receiver cheat sheet has been updated accordingly.

    Update: Looks like his suspension is only for the remainder of the preseason, but I’m not quite sure how that benefits the team at all unless they simply want to prevent him from distracting the rest of the team. He’s just going to know less of the playbook and have ZERO chemistry with Kyle Orton. Maybe he’ll get traded? I can’t move him up our rankings until some positive news comes out regarding Mr. Marshall.

  • Brandon 9:38 am on August 21, 2009 Permalink
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    Maybe the Bengals passing game won't be as bad as we thought it would be, even … 

    Maybe the Bengals passing game won’t be as bad as we thought it would be, even without Houshmandzadeh. Through two preseason games, Chad Ochocinco (142 yards) and Chris Henry (155 yards) have put up solid numbers, even without the help of Carson Palmer who is again struggling with injuries. Ochocinco even kicked an extra point against the Patriots last night, to go along with a decent kickoff that made it to the Pats 10 yard line, so he appears to be healthy and ready to go. I’ve moved both receivers up the cheat sheet a bit.

    • jobez 8:35 am on August 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m looking through your cheat sheets and wondering if you guys plan on doing one on IDPs this year?
      I know probably only 10% of the leagues even use them, but it’d be interesting if you put something even generic up.

  • Brandon 9:33 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink
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    This Brandon Marshall vs Denver Broncos situation just seems to keep getting worse. One day he wants a trade, the next day he wants more money. He still doesn’t know the playbook and is practicing with the scout team. How much more can this guy tarnish the Brandon Marshall name?! Naturally, I’ve dropped him down slightly on the wide receiver cheat sheet.

    • Brandon 11:25 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bob Glauber (an NFL columnist for Newsday) is predicting the Bronco’s will suspend Marshall for conduct detrimental to the team. Apparently this could get worse before it gets any better!

    • e-roc 12:36 pm on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should’ve traded him to the Raiders…

    • Fany 6:06 pm on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      people are [[Stupid]] how can the Broncos trade Brandon Marshall c’mon he’s the best (W,R) in the AFC

      I hope denver keeps Marshall for the 2010 draft he’s shown he can move the ball and he’s a really good player he can possibly take Denver some where with is good game skills and talent he’s a very good player and i would think that’s what Denver wants and is looking for i dont think they should let him go and with the situtation at the begining of the season calmed down know (josh Mcdaniles) and (Brandon Marshall) could really move this team some where as seen at the begining of the season with the 6-0 start this team has potental

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