Thursday, December 11, 2008

A bounty of start and sit links

Earlier this year we ponied up for the NFL Network assuming that paying a little extra a month on our cable bill might equal out the cost of dinner and drinks every Thursday night as the Thursday Night Football games got rolling. I imagine many of you might not have gone this route so I'd be interested in knowing how many of you will be going out to a bar or restaurant to track your fantasy stats live now that the playoffs are here - or will you be way more laid-back than I am and just check in on your stats on Friday morning? Or something in between?

We've got lots of start & sit advice out and available - note that some of the links are specific to tonight's game between Chicago and New Orleans while others are applicable to the whole slate of games this weekend:

There are lots of other quality links with helpful hints for the week ahead though...
  • The FF Maniaxs have some Week 15 Dark Horses, though I'm not sure that Deion Branch can really considered a dark horse after his "hey, remember me?" 2 TD week against the Patriots.
  • Hatty Waiver Wire Guru's Playoff Run Week 15 - good stuff from Hatty again with a slightly different set-up than he's been working lately with more of a focus on sleepers.
  •'s IDP Focus: Jets' Harris finally healthy and again an IDP stud - IDPers, I've been slacking on getting articles and links up for you. I swear every week I vow to do a better job, but seriously, I'll try and close out the season with IDP love during the playoffs.
  • Along that same vein, some sleeper picks from The Hazean's Sleeper watch, which has been rather accurate with sleeper calls so far this season.
  • Finally, it has been awhile since I've talked about the awesomeness of FFToday's Gut Check but this week's article is particularly appealing to me for a few reasons: 1. Writer Matt Waldman basically does his own accuracy analysis of FFToday's preseason rankings and you've gotta love a site that analyzes and grades itself and 2. I learned here that Waldman's clearly intelligent brother went to the University of Colorado, where I'm a librarian, so Go Buffs.


Matt said...

One word:

Free, realtime stat tracking for Yahoo fantasy leagues. It's pretty sweet, but it's not trivially easy to get started. I'm something of a computer nerd, but still found the following link immensely useful for getting up and running:

Anonymous said...

Who to start: (1) Slaton on a hot streak against a formidable Tennessee defense he played well against earlier this season or (2) Dominic Rhodes against the historically bad Detroit defense, where Indy will likely build a sizable lead and rush the rest of the way?

Lester's Legends said...

Go with Rhodes if Addai can't go.

Anonymous said...

Romo vs Giants or Thigpen vs Chargers

Anonymous said...

we don't subscribe to the NFL network but we still get the Thursday from DirecTV

Lester's Legends said...

I call it Can't See TV. I just follow stats online at

Anonymous said...

Help! v. jackson SD, Dwayne Bowe, or Housh? I need one for my flex

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

Thanks, Matt, for the statfink suggestion.

Anon, I'd probably go with Rhodes as well since the Lions are so bad against the run - Slaton is a decent start still this week, but Rhodes just has more potential for a monster game.

Other Anon, this is a really tough one for me but I think I'd go Romo over Thigpen. Big game for the Cowboys and I think Romo could have a pretty good game despite all of the drama there this week (typical really).

Third Anon, I'd go with Bowe. Bowe and Jackson and pretty close in my mind but I think I like Bowe's end of the matchup better.

Good luck!