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Updated Stats & Waiver Wire News

In looking for some information on current cheat sheets for a late drafter, I came across two sites that I thought were particularly interesting. But then again I really like the numbers side of fantasy football, so if you're more of a commentary person and not a stats person, maybe scroll down a bit to my links on waiver wire pickups for Week 4.
  • SI's League Leaders thus far by position - can be divided up by NFC vs AFC. Who would've thought that LaMont Jordan and Jamal Lewis would be the #2 and #3 RBs? I know it's early yet, but still...
  • AccuScore - when a human brain just isn't enough, turn to the computers of AccuScore. They've got forecasted player rankings that you can manipulate to view a specific week's projections or the season-long forecast. Their uber-high ranking of the Green Bay D/ST is making me rethink my San Diego D/ST draft choice...
Last night I was on the bus home from work with my husband when he casually mentioned something about Steven Jackson being out for an injury. I realized it had been hours since I'd last checked any NFL news or injury reports and this was news to me. I suggested that perhaps he had read about Darrell Jackson, not Steven Jackson, but he was fairly certain it was the Rams RB. I eyed his laptop wondering if I could power it up and get a wireless signal cruising through the streets of Boulder (if you know Boulder, you know this is actually highly probable) to claim Brian Leonard off the wire...but decided to chance it until we got home. In one league, I did get him, in another he was taken during the draft, and in a 3rd league someone else got to him first. In the 4th league, I have to wait until waivers go through on Wednesday morning. But I started wondering if 1) I'm completely insane, as demonstrated by my Brian Leonard laser-like focus and 2) if the St. Louis o-line is strong enough to even warrant a Leonard pick-up. So we shall see what happens. In the meantime, some waiver advice from the pros:
  • The Sports Outlaw's Weekly Waiver Wire Week 4 - includes IDPs as well as the usual suspects.
  • FFToolbox's Week 4: Pickups of the Week - the call for Griese is back on this week, my friends.
  • Fanball's Christian Peterson's blog - read Week 3 Ramblings to be caught up on the fantasy happenings of Week 3. I'm amused by this guy and his sense of humor.
More waiver wire and start and sit suggestions to come later this week!

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