I hate handcuffing. I always feel like handcuffs are a waste of a roster spot, and I’d rather have a starting running back from another team than carry a guy who doesn’t play just in case my starter goes down. The backups are rarely as good or as big a part of the offense as…… Continue reading On the Waiver Wire: Brian Westbrook LIVES, Week 13 Pickups, and a Massive Collection of Advice to Get Your Team Right for the Fantasy Football Playoffs
It’s insanity. That’s what fantasy football is when it comes to the playoffs. Jonathan Stewart and Jerome Harrison become huge fantasy steals in the final two games, and studs that you’ve depending on all season like Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers clam up and shut down early, even in blowout wins. At least Chris Johnson…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts on 2009 Season: So why didn’t we all draft Chris Johnson?
I usually don’t write these kinds of posts, the ones that look at just one particular team’s chances in the NFL playoffs, but considering the fantasy season is winding to a close, I felt compelled to share my take on one of this week’s big storylines. In the midst of a 15-10 third quarter with…… Continue reading Why the Colts Won’t Win the Super Bowl
The playoffs are truly fickle. Just like your high school girlfriend (well, if you had a girlfriend), they tire of you after about two weeks. If you lost in Week 14, you can probably identify a few names on your new hate list, updated daily while you rub lipstick on your face and cry, from…… Continue reading The Team That Knocked You Out of the Playoffs in Week 14
It’s over. Done. Finished. After 13 weeks, we enter into the period of time most leagues block off as their fantasy playoffs. It seems like only yesterday we were drafting… Sigh. The fantasy regular season is no more, except in those barbaric leagues that still play a championship game in Week 17 or leagues with…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: A Thank You Before the Playoffs
Sports Data Hub recently investigated the usefulness [SDH no longer has this online] of Vince Young for the rest of the season, but that analysis was optimistically given before his come-from-behind fourth-quarter drive for the win against the Cardinals. Those last-second heroics capped off a fantasy day that had him throwing for almost 400 yards. http://youtu.be/NUU6YSgNMT0…… Continue reading Vince Young: Playoff Pickup or Passable Projections?
Let’s not play games. I know you’re most likely looking for just one or two players to complete your fantasy football playoff dynasty before Week 13 or ignoring most of the free agents for a chance to ride out the season while looking nonchalant. Chicks dig nonchalant. While it’s always admirable to fight to the…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 13 Pickups, Vince Young, Fred Jackson, and Playoff Depth
So you’re prepping your team for the final push, but you’re worried you need a couple more warm bodies? Well, that’s not a problem. That’s what a fantasy football roundtable is for. This week’s Fourth & 1 Debate topic came from Hatty Waiver Wire Guru. He asked: Waivers are about to close in some leagues…… Continue reading Fourth & 1 Debate: Waiver wire stashes for the fantasy playoffs
Is there anything sadder than two coaches from the worst teams in the league arguing about who cheated? There are sad clown faces, and then there are SAD CLOWN FACES, people. I’m pretty sure half the NFL wishes that this game wasn’t even televised. It might fool some people into believing that the Browns and…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 12 Pickups, Playoff Prep, and Matt Leinart
Last week’s question for the Fourth & 1 Debate was an interesting one from Eric Stashin of Rotoprofessor, and since I didn’t get a chance to share it last week, it’s worth sharing this week before our second Thursday Night Football game of the season. The question: What adjustments do you make to your fantasy…… Continue reading Fourth & 1 Debate: Strategy adjustments for Thursday Night Football