Monday, December 31, 2007

Postseason FF Librarian's Challenge

For those of you who are looking for any opportunity to stretch out the fantasy season as long as possible, take a look at NFL.com's Playoff Challenge. As the rules note, points are based on the stats that your players accumulate during the playoffs and you are given 300 "units" to buy your 8 players (some of whom can be changed as the playoffs roll on). It's free, you could possibly win a trip to the 2009 Super Bowl, and for those of you who want to make it a little more interesting, you can play in the FFLibrarian's Challenge group. I've set up a private group by that name and anyone who is interested is more than welcome to join in by clicking on this link. There is a chance that link might not work, in which case you can just e-mail me and I'll send the group invitation your way.

There are all sorts of other postseason competitions going on - the FF Goat is on a search for more of them, so check back with him for other ideas. Or read Rotoworld's Post-Season Fantasy Rankings for guidance on who to pick up for postseason challenges.

Happy New Year's Eve and enjoy today's bowl games!
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Consensus Start/Sit Picks - Week 17

Greetings football fans. Every week I look through all of the start/sit links that I provided yesterday, Wednesday and today (see the solo link below) and give you a list of the most common names found under both start and sit for the week.

First, there is one start/sit sites that I haven't linked to yet this week: CBS Sports' Week 17 Start 'em and Sit 'em.

Onto consensus picks...

QB

  • Start: Derek Anderson, Kurt Warner, Marc Bulger
  • Sit: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Big Ben

RB

  • Start: Kenny Watson, AP1, Clinton Portis, Frank Gore, Jamal Lewis, LenDale White
  • Sit: Joseph Addai, Earnest Graham, Selvin Young, Shaun Alexander, Marion Barber

WR

  • Start: Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall, Braylon Edwards
  • Sit: Joey Galloway, Reggie Wayne, Plaxico Burress, Chris Chambers

TE

  • Start: Desmond Clark, Jason Witten, Tony Scheffler
  • Sit: Antonio Gates, Alge Crumpler, Jason Witten (on both lists!)

Kicker

  • Start: Scobee, Graham, Rackers
  • Sit: Stover, Janikowski, Kasay

D/ST

  • Start: Washington, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Philly
  • Sit: Dallas, Baltimore, Giants

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Week 17 - Start or Sit Suggestions

The last week of the regular season has arrived. Many of you are still vying for a FF championship so let's get right to this week's start and sit links. I posted a few yesterday, and will likely have more up tomorrow, too, though the number of sites that are still offering up fantasy wisdom is dwindling rapidly.

If you're looking for news on which players may or may not be playing this week, a few sites to check out are Rotoworld's headlines section, FF Xtreme's Breaking News Wire, or the Week 17 rankings from Bruno Boys - this link goes to RBs.

If everything goes according to plan (aka the snow cooperates), I'll be back in the great state of Colorado on Saturday night in time to hopefully be online and free to chat about lineup questions on Sunday morning during pre-game. But before then, look for the consensus start/sit post and hopefully an IDP post tomorrow.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Week 17 - Start/Sit and Waivers

Sorry for the pause in normal fantasy football posting this week - that's what happens around the holidays I suppose. Below you'll find a few links to both waiver wire articles and start/sit articles.

Waiver wire help:

Start or sit (okay, so there aren't really all that many up yet):

For those who are totally done with the 2007 season, read FF Xtreme's 2008 Mock Draft. Oh yeah. It begins.

I'll be back tomorrow with more start/sit links.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Championship Update

First, Merry Christmas!

Second, my fantasy championships update since a surprisingly large number of you are curious. There are few things more unfortunate than watching your fantasy team lose the championship game while watching the utterly miserable performance of your favorite NFL team on Christmas Eve. So let's just say the Broncos game last night was not a particularly joyous experience for me. That said, I am now a fantasy football champion. I was playing in three championship games this weekend and won in one of the leagues, while coming in second in the other two. I wish I could report that I was a champ three times over, but I'll take a win in one league.

Hope the rest of you were very successful and are celebrating a victorious fantasy season - and of course enjoying the holiday season with your family and friends. In less than an hour, my husband and I are hoping into a relatively hideous bright blue rental car and making the 7 hour drive from the D.C. burbs to see his family in Knoxville, Tennessee. Good times.

I know several of you are still playing in the fantasy champs this coming weekend so I'll be sure to seek out some fantasy info for you later this week. Now I need to concentrate on winning our family's college bowl pool...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

IDP Forecast: Week 16

Hi IDP fans. Looking for some info on defenders for your championship game this weekend? Read on:

Best of luck to everyone this weekend. I'm still trying to determine how much time I'll have tomorrow to check in on my 3 leagues, given that I'll be spending most of the day with family and friends at various Christmas parties. It doesn't seem socially acceptable yet to bring my laptop to those parties to watch my stats. But I've been having a great time back at home and hope the rest of you are enjoying the holidays as well.

Consensus Start or Sit for Week 16

Better late than never! Read on for the most common start or sit suggestions for Week 16.

QB:

  • Start: Carson Palmer, Kurt Warner, Matt Hasselbeck, Derek Anderson
  • Sit: Eli Manning, Marc Bulger, Shaun Hill

RB:

  • Start: Jamal Lewis, Fred Taylor, Laurence Maroney, Ryan Grant, LenDale White
  • Sit: Clinton Portis, Shaun Alexander, Oakland RBs, Thomas Jones, Travis Henry

WR:

  • Start: Anthony Gonzalez, Kevin Curtis, Marques Colston, Chad Johnson, Braylon Edwards
  • Sit: Laveranues Coles, Derrick Mason, Bernard Berrian, Reggie Williams

TE:

  • Start: Dallas Clark, Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez
  • Sit: Owen Daniels, Alge Crumpler, Vernon Davis

Kicker:

  • Start: Josh Brown, Jason Hanson, Rob Bironas
  • Sit: Jason Feely, Kris Brown, Matt Stover

Defense/ST:

  • Start: Tampa Bay, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys
  • Sit: Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans

I'll be back later today with the IDP post - but now it's time to see family and friends!

Friday, December 21, 2007

FFLibrarian back tomorrow

Just a reminder that I'm traveling for the holidays today and won't be getting my normal start or sit and IDP posts up - they'll be posted tomorrow instead. But here are a few quick links of interest:

More tomorrow!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Start or Sit Links for Week 16

Last day of work before my holiday vacation begins! And both an NFL game and a bowl game tonight?! Great day ahead.

So yesterday I got up a few start/sit links and I have several more for today. I normally post my consensus start or sit list on Fridays but since I'll be traveling back to my family in the D.C. burbs for much of the day, I don't think I'll be able to get it up until Saturday. The IDP post will also be postponed until Saturday. I know a lot of you are nervous about your lineup decisions this week but patience, please, my football friends.

I'll likely be on chat this afternoon if you need a second opinion or lineup sounding board.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Week 16 - Start/Sit and Waivers

I got to work this morning and for the first time in days, college kids weren't crammed into every corner of the library, desperately studying for finals. I'm starting to feel badly for the kids that are still here with finals left - and sorry for myself, too, quite frankly. I think that throughout our lives, we should all still get winter, spring and summer breaks. That hasn't worked out for me quite yet. I would likely spend much of that time focusing on football of course.

For those of you in Atlanta, you may just be digesting the Big Tuna news, but I know this is a big week for everyone that's still in the chase, so read on for start and sit advice for Week 16. First though, there are still a few waiver wire articles to post - and even more waiver links from my posts on Monday and Tuesday if you missed those.

Now to those start/sit links for the upcoming week:
More start/sit links tomorrow!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Week 16 Waiver Wire Thoughts

My good fantasy karma must be out of control or something - I've made it to the championships in all three of my playoffs leagues. Amusingly, I will be playing against my husband in one league. I can say with certainty that we both really want to win, too, so I can only imagine how irritated the rest of my family will be on Christmas Eve as we check stats during quality family time. I'm still trying to work out how I can watch the Broncos game that night and not annoy the rest of my non-football loving family members.

Anyway, let's talk waivers. I already linked to a few yesterday, but read on for more:

For those of you who regularly swing by the blog to ask lineup questions, just a heads up that I will be traveling to the east coast on Friday and likely not really on e-mail or online at all that day. That also means the IDP and consensus start/sit posts will go up on Saturday morning instead of Friday.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Prep for Week 16

Good morning fantasy footballers. If you're here and reading the FF Librarian blog then you either:

  1. Made it through the weekend unscathed and are thinking about your Week 16 matchup
  2. Are nervously biding your time until tonight's game by perusing the FFL for any remaining nuggets of wisdom
  3. Or you're completely out of the playoffs scene but you just can't seem to sever ties with fantasy football quite yet.
Whatever your reasons, welcome. Before I get into some injury updates and waiver wire thoughts for Week 16, I'd like to direct you to the fine people at Fantasy Insider Online. Check out their NFL page and scroll down a bit to see Fantasy Football Librarian (and my posts) featured on their site. Love the logo. Anyway, those of you who are into fantasy baseball, basketball, even boxing, might find FIO an invaluable resource. So check it out.

Now because so many of you seem genuinely interested, I thought I'd report on my fantasy situation - I'm in the playoffs in 3 of my 4 leagues. I have won this week's matchup in one league (going to the Fantasy Super Bowl, baby!) and will know more about the other two come tomorrow morning.

Finally - let's get to the heart of the matter here:
  • Congrats to my college buddy Dan, my Uncle Dave, and everyone else who is still a Dolphins fan - long time coming, my friends. For a quick review on how each game went, check out CBS Sports' Prisco Grades: Week 15.
  • Here's something I'd like to know: in how many games have 2 backs on the same team each gone for over 100 yards? I'm thinking that in today's pass-friendly era, there can't be a whole heck of a lot of them. LT and Darren Sproles showed us all how it's done in their total domination of the Lions yesterday. I'd like to point out that due to network contractual obligations we were stuck watching that game (can it even be called a game when it's 51 to 14?) instead of something far more interesting like Dallas vs Philly. In what can only be called a miracle, my friend Steve, a Jon Kitna owner, somehow won his matchup this week despite Kitna's 5 INTs. Steve and I square off for the Championship game this coming week so I'm hoping he hangs onto Kitna...
  • The Goat of course has his Playoff Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 16 post up already. You all know how I love seeing Scheffler's name on that list.
  • Or try the Bruno Boys' Work the Wire, the Waiver Wire - Week 16
  • Another gem, Football Docs' Pick-up/Drop Advice, has shut down for the season but their Bench/Start List will be up this week. Just another reminder that fantasy season is coming to a sad close very soon...
For those who are curious, this blog will be around and active in the post-season and off-season. I don't believe in taking time off so when you need that football fix in March, come visit. See you tomorrow with more waiver thoughts. Good luck with tonight's game!

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Last Minute Decisions - Week 15

With game time for the Cincinnati vs SF game less than 2 hours off, let's check out some quality resources for last minute lineup decisions, injury reports, etc.

  • I do love Rotoworld's headlines section - timely updates and my first stop whenever I'm looking for injury updates or game-time decisions. I just learned that Jay Cutler had an MRI after troubles with a sore knee from his 5 sacks on Thursday night - not cool for this Broncos fan, but it looks like he's just fine.
  • Another good spot for news updates is Football Guys' News section.
  • And to keep going on a Rotoworld lovefest, Rotoworld's Last Minute Decisions should be and ready for your viewing later by tomorrow morning. Another great weekly article.
  • Bruno Boys' Week 15 Podcast: NFL Injuries and Weather
  • KFFL has a Sunday Morning Report that will aptly be posted on Sunday morning.

We're heading out to a sports bar for the first half of tonight's game but then returning home to make use of our NFL Network subscription during the second half - I'll likely get online at that point if anyone has lineup questions for tomorrow's games.

Another thing I'd like to note - just yesterday I was asking The Goat if he knew of any keeper league/2008 draft articles out there - CBS Sports has answered my call. I'll likely link to this in another post later that's all about keeper/dynasty leagues, but if you're out of the playoffs and yet still can't part with the fantasy scene this year yet, try CBS' Press Box View: Playing for Keeps for the first of a three-part series - this one includes info on QBs for 2008 and beyond.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

IDP Forecast: Week 15

Greetings IDP owners. The playoffs are here and it can all come down to your IDPs, baby. So let's not waste any time here - who should you be starting for your IDP spots? Read on:

  • Fantasy Insider Online's Week 15 Gridiron IDP Roundup - in case you've missed my fawning praise over the past few weeks, I love this weekly IDP post. Matt does a solid job with not only unearthing a bunch of potential players but also all sorts of random but helpful info on them. Great work as always, FIO.
  • The Hive. Sigh. It's like a bad relationship, really. The Hive is always late/MIA and yet I'm always eager for more. So check Fantasy Sharks for The Hive at your own peril.
  • CBS Sports' Witness for the Defense: Week 15 - I like seeing Dansby on this sleeper list and I think he'll be just fine with his seemingly minor rib injury this week.
  • FFToolbox's Week 15: IDP Sleepers - second spot I've seen Omar Gaither's name mentioned for this week...
  • SportingNews.com's IDP Zone - risers, fallers and sleepers are listed here.
And yes, it's still snowing here.
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Consensus Start and Sit for Week 15

Welcome to the Week 15 consensus start/sit list. I look at all the start/sit links that I've posted on Wednesday, Thursday and today (see below) and keep a tally of the most popular start and sit suggestions at each position. So think of this as a summary of all those many start/sit lists out there...

First, a few start/sit links that weren't up yet as of yesterday:

Consensus picks are as follows:
  • QB
    • Start: Kurt Warner, Matt Hasselbeck, Derek Anderson, Carson Palmer, Drew Brees, and Brett Favre
    • Sit: Jon Kitna, David Garrard, Kellen Clemens, Donovan McNabb
  • RB
    • Start: Earnest Graham, Willis McGahee, Joseph Addai, Ryan Grant, Jamal Lewis, Rudi Johnson
    • Sit: AP2 (Chicago), Fred Taylor, Edgerrin James, Kolby Smith, Clinton Portis
  • WR
    • Start: Lee Evans, Braylon Edwards, Chris Chambers, Bernard Berrian, Larry Fitzgerald
      Sit: Laveranues Coles, Roddy White, Steve Smith, Jerry Porter, Dwayne Bowe
  • TE
    • Start: Donald Lee, Kellen Winslow, Jason Witten, Antonio Gates, Chris Cooley
    • Sit: Alge Crumpler, Robert Royal, Heath Miller, L.J. Smith, Jeremy Shockey
  • Kicker
    • Start: Mason Crosby, Shayne Graham, Jay Feely
    • Sit: Sebastian Janikowski, Nate Kaeding, Mike Nugent, Jason Hanson
  • D/ST
    • Start: Colts, Bengals, Vikings, Seahawks, Ravens, Pats
    • Sit: Bears, Steelers, Eagles, Bills, Jags
On a side note, it is snowing here again. I will be spending much of the afternoon doing library things but also thinking about all of the new snow accumulating in the mountains. And outside my front door. If you were thinking of coming to Colorado to ski or board, I do highly recommend it, but I have to admit that right now I'm extremely jealous of my dad who lives in sunny, warm Florida. Anyway, when I'm not staring at the snow, I plan on getting both an IDP Forecast up this afternoon and being available to chat this afternoon if anyone has lineup questions.

Good luck in the playoffs!

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Start or Sit - Week 15 Dilemmas

Thursday Night Football certainly makes every Thursday in December a little bit better - but when it's a Broncos TNF game that's on, Thursday becomes truly awesome. And there are probably several of you out there wondering what on earth you're supposed to do with Travis Henry and Selvin Young tonight. Certainly wish I had the magic answer for you, but the closest I can come is Mason's Morsels, a Broncos blogger who really knows an incredible amount about the Broncos. Like the fact that Selvin Young snatched up 52 tickets for tonight's game in Houston - why does that amuse me?

But let's get to the heart of the matter - start and sit links. I posted several links already yesterday but read on for many more:

There will be more start/sits tomorrow along with the consensus picks from all these links. I've got a morning full of meetings but will likely try and get online this afternoon to answer any lineup questions. Good luck this week and go Broncos.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Week 15: Start/Sit and Even More Waivers

Hello football friends. I can feel the playoffs creating a heightened sense of anxiety in many of you and a sudden total uncertainty in your lineups. While I certainly endorse taking a good, hard look at matchups, I do believe that you dance with them what brung you. BUT if you are anxious for some extra help and want to know who is worthy of grabbing off of waivers, take a look at my posts from Monday and yesterday - and there are a few more below as well. However, if you're really just in the mood for start/sit advice, don't worry, I've got some of those links below as well.

So first, the rest of the Week 15 waiver wire articles:

  • CBS Sports' Playing the Waiver Wire: One last chance - a fascinating note in here - "Only the Jets, Steelers, Jaguars, Titans, Chargers, Cowboys, Redskins, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals and Ravens did not have a starting running back go down this season." Wow.
  • NFL.com's Fabiano: Start these waiver wire treasures - I had this conversation with my husband on Monday - where would you take Ryan Grant if your fantasy draft occurred today?
  • FF Today's Through the Wire: Week 15 - if you're interested in taking a gamble on which Arizona WR will step up this week, try Jerheme Urban. Or Bryant Johnson. Or just neither and call yourself lucky not to have a hand in that mess.
  • Fantasy Tailgate's Players of Interest - like a trip down memory lane for the 2007 season...
Now onto the start/sit sites that are up already for the week:
I'll be back tomorrow with more start and sit links!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Waiver Wire for Week 15

Looking for some waiver wire help for Week 15? Look no further. I posted a few yesterday but there are of course many more. And just a heads up, a few sites are starting to shut down for the season so if you're usual favorite link isn't posted here, it might mean they aren't posting fantasy info anymore.

Curious about whether or not some of your key players will remain starters down the stretch here? Check out FanNation's Fantasy File: Will top teams shut down their stars when you need them most?

And your last link for the day is a piece of Jeremy Shockey news from The Fifth Down that I just find rather amusing.

So right now I'm pretty pleased with myself (and Marques Colston) for securing a spot in the playoffs in my third league. This coming weekend will be the first round of playoffs for all of my leagues so we'll see what happens! It's a little bit of a bittersweet feeling though since I know a lot of you are waking up this morning with more unfortunate playoffs news. For those of you whose FF seasons are over, it has been a pleasure chatting with you about football. I'll still be going for the rest of the regular season and of course into the off-season, so come back and visit!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

AP1 and Looking Ahead to Week 15

Wow, do you think the SF corners realize that they singlehandedly may have destroyed fantasy seasons left and right? Are you sitting here wondering what on earth happened to Adrian Peterson yesterday? Check out the Star Tribune's article for AP1's comments on how well the 49ers' D shut down his running game. And if you're interested in the latest on Joseph Addai, it should be noted that he has been playing with a fractured bone in his chest. The man was a TD machine last night but his yardage was in line with expectations. For other highlights from yesterday's games, check out the FF Geek Blog's Sunday Wrap-up: B. Marshall breaks out! or FFXtreme's Week 14 Disasters.

Hopefully many of you are still in the hunt for either a chance to play in the playoffs, or just to make it to the next round. Personally, I need big things from Colston tonight in order to secure a spot in the playoffs for my third league. While I'm all set for the playoffs in 2 other leagues, I did not win in either of those matchups - they might be meaningless but I still don't like to lose.

So the FF Goat wisely points out that if you've reached this point of the season, you likely might not need waiver wire help. But it's some food for thought at the very least...so read on!

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

IDP Forecast: Week 14

I don't really know what to do with myself today - college football is on hiatus until the bowl games and that's pretty much what has defined most of my Saturdays for the past few months. Sad, right? I like to think of it as dedication and loyalty to the sport of football, really. I'll try to get psyched for the Heisman tonight instead. And of course bring you the slightly belated IDP Forecast for Week 14.

Now the playoffs have only started for me in the one league that I performed miserably in - so I really only have 3 leagues to focus on now. I've locked up a spot in the playoffs in 2 of those leagues and this is a must-win week for me in the 3rd league in order to make the playoffs...who am I playing in that league? My husband. I plan on totally dominating him this week but I think I've said that every time we've played and I'm something like 2-10 against him. Not too pretty for me.

Good luck to everyone this weekend!

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Consensus Start and Sit Picks for Week 14

It's snowing today in Colorado - 2 to 3 feet up in the mountains! - even though it was 70 on Tuesday. Gotta love this crazy state. But that has nothing to do with football, which is why you're all really here. So I posted a bunch of start/sit links yesterday and Wednesday but there are of course several more that you may want to know about:

Okay, so who are the consensus picks this week? Remember, this isn't a must-start list, just recommendations across the board based on the most frequent start or sits from all of these links.
  • QB
    • Start: David Garrard, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Tony Romo (I can't believe I just had to type that), Big Ben, Derek Anderson, Matt Hasselbeck
    • Sit: Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Kyle Boller, Sage Rosenfels, Kurt Warner
  • RB
    • Start: Ryant Grant, Jamal Lewis, Earnest Graham, Kolby Smith, Travis Henry
    • Sit: Frank Gore, Kevin Jones, DeShaun Foster, Laurence Maroney
  • WR
    • Start: Roddy White, Bobby Engram, Patrick Crayton, Torry Holt
    • Sit: Derrick Mason, Lee Evans, Javon Walker, Steve Smith
  • TE
    • Start: Kellen Winslow, Jason Witten, Alge Crumpler, Dallas Clark
    • Sit: Tony Scheffler, Heath Miller, Donald Lee
  • Kicker
    • Start: Shayne Graham, Mike Nugent, Josh Brown
    • Sit: Rob Bironas, Matt Stover, John Kasay
  • D/ST
    • Start: Jaguars, Seahawks, Bills, Vikings, Cowboys, Bucs
    • Sit: Titans, Ravens, Lions, Cardinals, Steelers
I'll be back later today with the IDP Forecast!
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Start and Sit Links for Week 14

It's a great day - there's football on tonight and I couldn't be more pleased about that. Plus, next week we'll have NFL games on four different days - awesomeness.

So let's jump right into this week's start and sit links. I got a few up yesterday and there will be more tomorrow, along with my consensus start/sit picks for you. It's a big week for most of us with playoffs either here already or just around the corner. Good luck to everyone!

  • FF Goat's Playoff Start 'em Sit 'em and Sleepers for Week 14 - clearly I need to get over my Frank Gore obsession considering he's playing against the #1 run D, but I just can't help but harken back to last season when Gore was so beastly.
  • If you can't get enough of the Goat (and frankly, I can't blame you for that at all), then check out the Bruno Boys' podcast Week 14: Start em or Sit em.
  • FanNation's Start 'em, Sit 'em: Week 14 - goes game by game to note which players you'll want to be sure to start this week. That's hard to find so I definitely appreciate the breadth of this article.
  • Fantasy Tailgate's Spotlight Starters and Slackers - Week 14 - yes indeedy, Travis Henry has won his appeal my friends, and what better way to celebrate than by watching him pound in a lot of yardage...go Broncos.
  • Football Docs' Week 14 Bench/Start - okay, Ryan Grant is everywhere. This will probably become obvious when I get the consensus start picks up, but basically the world loves the way Grant is playing right now.
  • Junkyard Jake's Mickey the Crab's Bench/Start - advice from a crab, what more could you want?
  • NFL Freaks' Start-Bench List for Week 14 - oh to see a Jets' QB listed as a stud...sorry J-E-T-S fans but you must admit it's a pretty odd (and extremely welcome, I'm sure) sight.
  • FantasySharks' Start/Bench List Week 14 - I'm saying AP2 (Chicago) on the bench list and really am not sure I agree with that call. Of course it depends on lineups and whatnot but I'm kind of liking AP2 this week, especially in a PPR situation.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Start and Sit for Week 14 and of course more waivers

Need more wavier wire advice? Or how about start/sit advice? Yup, I know that's really what you all are looking for - start and sit articles are like the meat and potatoes of the FF world, no? But first there are still a handful of waiver wire links that I didn't link to yet in my posts yesterday or Monday:

Read on for the start/sit sites that have already been cranked out for the week...
Sorry for the brevity of this post - it's a busy world in library land today.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Week 14: Waiver Wire Links

Playoffs? Playoffs? That's right, for many of you the playoffs have arrived. Others, like me, are still trying to seal the deal. Either way, you need an awesome lineup this week, right? If you happen to have some holes or injuries in your lineup then take a look at some of the waiver wire advice below:

  • Rotoworld's Waiver Wired: The Finishing Touches points out that most of the guys on waivers are RB2's at best, so keep that in mind. But if you need an RB2, then you're money.
  • The FF Geeks' The Wire: Week 14 is up - need a D for this week? Think about Buffalo...
  • FF Toolbox has your Week 14: Pickups of the Week - again, none of these guys are making me drool over their vast potential this week...
  • NFL.com's Risers & Fallers: Fargas, White headline risers - and no, not LenDale White who has injured his middle finger (why does that make me giggle like I'm in 5th grade again? Sorry, LenDale, that's an unfortunate injury, though it sounds like you're going to be okay.).
  • Check back with FanNation later today for their Wire Tap article, which isn't up yet. However, I'd like to note that last week FanNation warned us that Jabar Gaffney wasn't worth picking up. And who saves the New England day last night? Jabar. What a game.
I posted a few other waiver links in yesterday's post and will of course have more up tomorrow. As well as some early start/sit links with Thursday's games fast approaching.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Week 14 Preparations and Waiver Thoughts

Well it was a rough weekend for me from a football standpoint - I flew out to see the SEC Championship game on Saturday and the team I was pulling for, University of Tennessee, lost (but congrats to the Tigers, Chris!). I returned home last night to discover a thorough beating of all but one of my fantasy teams. Ouch. I'm ready for Week 14. I know leagues differ in when the playoffs start - for me, this coming week is the last week pre-playoffs in all of my leagues.

So if you happened to be on an airplane for most of yesterday's games (like me!) or just unable to tear yourself away from something like oh, I don't know, spending quality time with your family, don't worry - here are some links with an overview of yesterday's games:

There is of course some waiver wire advice up already - so take a look:
  • The Goat is just about the most reliable guy I know - he always has you covered when it comes to waivers and start/sit. So read on for his Playoffs Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 14. I have a feeling Betts and Chris Brown are going to be all over waiver suggestions this week...by the way, everyone is invited to my place to watch the NFL Network this Thursday. Yes, I am so into the NFL that we actually subscribe. But does that really surprise anyone?
  • Check back with the Bruno Boys soon for their Work the Wire, the Waiver Wire Week 14 post, which should be up soon.
  • Ditto on Fantasy Football Xtreme's Week 14: Players on the Rise/Decline post.
  • FootballDocs' Pickup/Drop Advice Week 14 is up and ready for your perusal.
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

IDP Forecast: Week 13

Again, another late post - my apologies. I'm in Atlanta this weekend for the SEC Championship game - my husband is a Knoxville native and we flew in to cheer on the University of Tennessee and visit some of our family. Good times, but it hasn't left a whole lot of time for fantasy football (outrageous, right?). So if I'm late on lineup questions, my apologies, but I'll get caught up by game time tomorrow.

Time for the weekly IDP Forecast. Read on for advice on which individual defenders to get in your lineup this week:

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