Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cloudy with a chance of football

My grandfather has always been one to immediately ask about the weather when we talk on the phone. I used to chalk this up as an endearing old man question but turns out, I think he really wants to know - and strangely enough, so do I. Yes, I actually want to hear about his weather in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I think he might have passed along an odd weather gene, which regular readers here might have picked up on long ago. I talk about my weather with some regularity, which might just make me an old lady weather librarian type but hey, I eventually get to the fantasy football, right? And today is no exception...time for my weather rant.

When I started telling people that I was moving from Boulder to NYC one of the first things I inevitably heard was, oh you are going to miss the sunshine. I laughed and thought, sure but I've lived through fun weather before like the cold, frosty winds of Chicago and the oppressive humidity of Washington, DC. Lack of sunshine? That will be a piece of cake, I can handle it. But I miss the sun like you wouldn't believe. In Boulder, it could be the middle of winter but the sun would be out, making everything a little bit better. I should do an ad for the awesomeness of Colorado or something as I feel my freckles fading away, never to reemerge in this new land of clouds. As one who has always had to lather on the SPF, I've rarely found myself lounging in the sun for the heck of it but trust me, at this rate soon you'll find me sunning on street corners.

The bonus to this gray, cloudy day here in NYC is that Thursday Night Football is ON! Let's get to today's links:

Finally, don't forget to participate in the 1st Annual FFLibrarian Readers' Choice poll. The poll will be up for the rest of November and while I've heard from about 450 of you so far, I'm hoping to get responses from as much of the FF community as possible!


Anonymous said...

Trade advice for a PPR league.

I am being offered Ronnie Brown and Ryan Grant for Ray Rice. Would you do this deal? To clarify, I am the team that would receive Brown/Grant. Thanks.

Jason said...

Hey Great Librarian, I just check out FantasyPros911's rankings and they cover it all. Good source of info. Just thought Id pass it on.


Mike Clay said...


Unless you are desperate for help at RB2, I would NOT take the trade. Rice is a top notch PPR option.

Hope that helps.

LestersLegends said...

Agree with Mike. Rice is a beast in PPR and neither of those backs have been very active in the passing game this year.

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

Anon - this is tricky...Rice is definitely a beast as stated and has a lot of great years ahead of him. But Brown and Grant aren't exactly shabby players. I think it all comes down to the strength of your other RB options. If they're decent, then roll with Rice!

Mike said...

On the FantasyXpert site, do they do flex positions or ppr formats? I have to choose between a RB & a WR for my flex spot but I can't find the list with the points. Do you have to be a premium member or do they just average out the rankings and not know what each player is supposed to do? Even if they had a big master list it would work. Can someone more familiar with the site point me in the right direction? TY!

Mike said...

I think I may have found the sit/start master list, but I'm not sure if I understand it correctly.

Here's the Start Them for this week:
1) Sidney Rice (WR - MV)
2) Jamaal Charles (RB - KCC)
3) Steve Smith (WR - CP)
4) Ricky Williams (RB - MD)
5) Nate Burleson (WR - SS)
6) Lee Evans (WR - BB)
7) Terrell Owens (WR - BB)
8) Pierre Thomas (RB - NOS)
9) Ronnie Brown (RB - MD)
10) Jason Witten (TE - DC)
11) Matt Hasselbeck (QB - SS)
12) Joseph Addai (RB - IC)
13) Brett Favre (QB - MV)
14) Donald Driver (WR - GBP)
15) Jeremy Shockey (TE - NOS)
16) Visanthe Shiancoe (TE - MV)
17) Thomas Jones (RB - NYJ)
18) T.J. Houshmandzadeh (WR - SS)
19) Jay Cutler (QB - CB)

Does this mean that I should start Sidney Rice (#1) over Brett Favre (#13) and T.O. (#7) (does anyone know if he's even playing) over Thomas Jones (#17)? A little confusing trying to figure it out.

Could you also ask them to show the deviation across the sites? That would be so helpful to know. For example, if those 100 sites all say that Dwayne Bowe is #13, that's pretty good consensus. If they're all over the board, that would be helpful to know.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anymore on this?

KC said...

Although there was indeed some serious sunshine early in the week in Boulder, it was grey & cold & gloomy this weekend, if it makes you feel any better. The Spruce St crew misses you!