Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FF Advice for a Wednesday

Hello football fans. No time for chitchat. I've got a bit of a busy day ahead so let's get right to the football links for the day.

  • The Fantasy Sports Forum has their Risers & Decliners: Week 3 up - I've been seeing Michael Bush all over waiver wire articles this week and while I own McFadden in one league, I have to admit, I haven't done a thing about picking up Bush. I guess I have heard so little news about McFadden's toe that I'm sort of waiting for more before making my move...could I regret this? Definitely possible.
  • So for those of you that dig the analysis I did comparing how accurate different fantasy football experts are, you might enjoy a site called The Most Credible. The Most Credible is in beta mode right now and has big plans for the future, but right now I'm linking you to their NFL player predictions page. Anyone can submit a guess for how many yards/receptions/TDs a player might have and over time you develop a credibility score. You can post comments, resources you used and rate other people's predictions - pretty cool stuff if you want to get in there and demonstrate just how skilled you are at player predictions. Check out the Week 1 predictions if you want to see what a past week looks like but make your predictions for this week using the Week 3 tab.
  • For those of you in IDP leagues, here's some waiver wire advice from Fantasyfootball.com's IDP Waiver Wire Heroes. I know I slacked last week on my IDP info but I'm not traveling this weekend and will be sure to get my normal IDP links up on Friday.
  • Looking for some sleepers and busts for Week 3? Look no further than The Fantasy Football Report's Sleepers of the Week and Busts of the Week. They also have a Start'm Sit'm for Week 3. I wouldn't mind seeing a few more options listed here, but this is definitely a good starting point.
  • Fanball has player projections up for Week 3 - Torry Holt is rather high on the WR list considering his streaky playing thus far. And take a look at the top players in the RB section; the top 10 includes guys like Matt Forte, Julius Jones, Chris Johnson and Kevin Smith - all guys that I assure you weren't taken very early in drafts.
  • The FootballDocs' Start Sit NFL Week 3 is ready for your review - as I read the commentary here on why you should start Chris Johnson who is up against a Titans defense that allowed Willie Parker to bring home 3 TDs, I realized that my new fantasy crush this year might be Chris Johnson. I will probably swoon over his abilities for weeks to come. Brace yourselves...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this website!!

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

Thank you!

ajc320 said...

Earlier today I noticed that someone in one of my leagues dropped Palmer... I immediately jumped on him. I know he is facing a really hard pass defense this weekend BUT when Palmer is on, he is really on. Just wanted to know if you think Palmer is worth a benched roster seat playing second fiddle to Jay Cutler on my team?

aquababie said...

hey ff librarian...

i'm getting beat up pretty early this year! LOL starting with brady, but rodgers has been good for me.

i have an idp question. i'm pretty happy with my defense except two players: ed reed & trent cole. should i hold tight with them?

also do you think jamal lewis is gonna get better sooner than later?

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

ajc320, you're brilliant! I agree that Carson is bound to come back "on" this season - I just can't see this ineptitude in Cinci lasting all year. So you hang on tight to Palmer...nicely done.

aquababie, I hope I don't mislead you here but I just dropped Cole in one of my IDP leagues. He just wasn't putting up big numbers and there are plenty of others who are. Reed isn't likely to have a ton of tackles and might be worth ditching for a player with more consistency. Except for a handful of IDPers, I think you can often play matchups and do more dropping and picking up than with your offensive players.

Jamal's schedule has been tough - so in addition to his ailments he's had to face Dallas and Pittsburgh and now Baltimore? Not too appealing but I think you certainly start him anyway unless you have some other RB studs at your disposal. They say his hammy is fine, so now let's hope the ankle isn't too problematic...

aquababie said...

naw you're not misleading me! i was thinking about ditching him and reed. i was trying to be hopeful, but i don't think they're worth keeping right now.

as for lewis, i've been letting selvin young run. i also jumped on royal before he got popular. i know you love that! so far i've been pleased ;)

Anonymous said...

Should I trade Chris Johnson and Lee Evans for Marshawn Lynch and Santonio Holmes (PPR league)? My first instinct was to accept but the more I think about it, the more doubts I have. Thanks for all the help and this great blog.

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

I really like Chris Johnson - the guy is in my top 5 for the year. That said, I think Lynch and Holmes are poised to have a better year than Johnson and Evans combined. So I think I'd go with the Lynch/Holmes side of the deal but to be clear, I certainly wouldn't blame you for sticking with Johnson and Evans. The Buffalo offense is gelling a bit more and Evans coulc prove to be more value than I'm giving him credit for...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice. I also like Marshawn's opponents in the next few weeks better than Johnson's and hopefully by then Ryan Grant will give me something (hopefully).