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Lucky links for Week 13

Like much of the country, I did not make it through all of the MNF game last night and was in and out tending to our little dude and finally conked out at halftime to get some sleep. When I woke up for a middle of the night baby feeding though I caught up on the news that Frank Gore is out for the remainder of the season . Oh Gore owners, I'm so sorry...may Westy be available to you in all your leagues. Or Dixon. Or both. Waiver wire wisdom for Week 13:'s Week 13 Waivering Wire's The Wire - Week 13 pick-ups Pigskin Addiction's Waiver Wire Work's Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: RB - Week 13's Cassel, Westbrook will be hot names off the waiver wire's Week Thirteen Waiver Wire Pickups The Sports Outlaw's Waiver Wire Week 13 The only start/sit link up so far comes from Week 13: Start 'em . has a great (but lengthy!) article that looks at what defense

Goodbye 12, hello 13

So we returned home from our trip to northern Virginia for Thanksgiving with my family to a find a real treasure from our cat sitter: he had flushed non-flushable cat litter down the toilet for some unknown reason. This being our one and only toilet made the past day or two rather unpleasant but thanks to the wonder of a snake and our building maintenance dudes, we're back in business. The owner of the cat sitting company apologized profusely for the complete incompetence of this dude (I mean seriously, what was he thinking? Clay + water = cement) and now I'm a bit of an expert on home remedies for clearing no major complaints really. Here's hoping your FF team isn't in the toilet, so to speak, and that today's waiver wire links will be of help to you: First up, in case you missed any of this weekends games while traveling and such, no problem, my friends. Take a look at some of these wrap-ups for game reviews and fantasy thoughts: Roto Arcade's

Consensus start/sit list, Week 12

Greetings and sorry for the late consensus start/sit post. Things got crazy here with Thanksgiving travel and our return home to an unwelcome surprise (more on that tomorrow), but better late than never! As a reminder, I've tallied up the players with the most start/sit votes from the start/sit links I posted earlier this week as well as a few others that I read this morning, and have listed those players below (in no particular order). Note that I've avoided listing any players that already played on Thanksgiving. QB Start: Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Cassel, Brett Favre Sit: Jay Cutler, David Garrard RB Start: Brandon Jacobs, Mike Tolbert, Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles Sit: Brandon Jackson, Beanie Wells, Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson WR Start: Mario Manningham, Nate Washington, Sidney Rice, Vincent Jackson, Steve Johnson Sit: Johnny Knox, Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin, Hines Ward, Jeremy Maclin TE Start: Joel Dreessen, Heath Miller, Jacob Tamme, Kevin Boss Sit: Kell

Thanksgiving Week waivers, start/sit, etc

For the second time since we brought our tiny bundle of joy home, I got over 5 hours of sleep in a row last night. It was pretty sweet. Even better than beating my husband pretty thoroughly this past weekend in one of the leagues we play in together (though for the sake of full disclosure, he did beat me in another league this week). But the awesome sleep came at a price: our little dude was an unhappy camper for many hours yesterday, which makes the long sleep a bit more bittersweet. But we're on the cusp on a long, holiday weekend and I've got lots of links for you. Since I'll be traveling I probably won't post again until the weekend when I'll try my best to do a consensus start/sit for you all. Enjoy your Thanksgivings and safe travels! Waiver wire links: Rotoworld's Waiver Wired: Romo Redux's Waivering Wire's Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: RB - Week 12's Waiver Wire Fifth Down's Week 12 in F

Holiday week advice

Well it looks like the Thanksgiving holiday week is starting off a bit sluggishly as some of my favorite sites are still slowly getting their articles for the day up. Don't be surprised to see a smaller number of links this week but I'll try to make sure the ones I get up are high quality. Just a friendly reminder to those who are either living in a cave or just new to football: there are three games on Thursday so you'll really want to make sure your lineups are set by then. Let's get to today's links: For a review of some of the weekend's games, take a look at Andy Behrens' Sunday Scene, Week 11: Shaun Hill loses again, produces for your fake team . Can't quite believe a dude named Rusty will be QBing the Titans this week... Also scope out's Post-game Injury Report - Week 11 for a nice, succinct spot for injury news from yesterday. Waiver wire links:'s Waiver Wire Advice NFL Week 12 FFGeekBlog's The Wire -

Week 11: Consensus start/sit

Greetings fantasy football fans, welcome to the Week 11 consensus start/sit list. As a reminder this list is a tally of players with the most start or sit votes from all the expert sites that I link to throughout the week. The players are listed below in no particular order: QB Start: Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Shaun Hill, Matt Cassel, Carson Palmer Sit: Matt Schaub, Matt Ryan, Brett Favre, Ryan Fitzpatrick RB Start: Felix Jones, Cedric Benson, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Fred Jackson, Mike Tolbert Sit: Mike Goodson, Jahvid Best, LeGarrette Blount WR Start: Dez Bryant, Nate Washington, Santonio Holmes Sit: Andre Johnson, Santana Moss, Mike Williams (SEA), Steve Smith (CAR) TE Start: Todd Heap, Jermaine Gresham, Kevin Boss, Dustin Keller Sit: Rob Gronkowski, Brent Celek, Greg Olsen DST Start: Saints, Chiefs, Ravens Sit: Giants, Vikings Kicker Start: Ryan Succop, Billy Cundiff, Matt Bryant Sit: Neil Rackers, Olindo Mare Good luck!

Ed Hochuli's Guns

Ed Hochuli, you have competition. We had a friend over last night for Thursday Night Football and we all noticed that one of the refs was rocking an Ed Hochuli-like look; not quite the same buff bicep action as we've all come to know and love from Hochuli...but I'm just saying, watch out Hochuli: there's competition in Buff Ref Land. Beyond buff refs we've got plenty of material for Week 11, so take a look: Start/sit for Week 11: Fifth Down's Week 11 in Fantasy Football: Matchups and Q&A Roto Experts' Lineup Lieutenant Matthew Berry's Love, Hate and Michael Vick Roto Arcade's Lames: Turner to leave uncomfortable burning sensation in the 'Lou''s Week 11 Start 'em and Sit 'em's Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 11  Bruno Boys' Start 'ems's Schmidt, Schmardt, Week 11 Week 11 rankings:'s Week 11 Positional Rankings Ultimate Fantasy Football Strat

Week 11 rankings and start/sit linkage

One of the great things about our friends and family knowing we're such big football fans means we've got a wide array of NFL and college team gear for our son. And I mean wide. We can have him rocking Northwestern, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, Broncos, Patriots, Colts, and/or Titans gear. So many solid options, it's a good thing he's skilled at going through more than one outfit a day. College Gameday will be at the Northwestern vs Illinois matchup this week since it's taking place at Wrigley Field (first time Gameday has been at - and I use "at" quite loosely in this case - Northwestern since the mid-90s I believe) and the Broncos play on Monday night. Fun weekend of football for me. Let's get straight to today's links: Week 11 Start/Sit action:'s Start 'Em and Sit 'Em Roto Arcade's Flames: Reggie Bush a solid flex option versus beakless 'Hawks's Star

Week 11 FF advice

I can't believe how quickly this season is cruising by - Thanksgiving will be here in just over a week and I'm starting to think about our travels down to see my family in Virginia for the holiday. My grandmother is traveling for the first time in 4.5 years so that she can meet our son so it's a big weekend for our family. I'll try to get some links up early next week to help with lineup decisions before you all might hit the road, too. But as for this week, let's get right to today's Week 11 advice... Waiver wire links: Matthew Berry's Pickups for now and the playoffs IDP Guru's Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 11 for those in IDP leagues Fifth Down's Week 11 in Fantasy Football: The Waiver Wire's Fantasy: Week 10 Waiver Wire's Through the Wire Start/sit links:'s Start/Bench List Week 11's Start and Bench Advice (radio show starts up right away, FYI)

Not waivering over Vick

I'm a bit of an animal enthusiast - I'm a cat owner and long-time dog lover (as my mom can attest to since I spent the majority of my childhood begging for a dog, despite the fact that the rest of my family is allergic to them) and after watching Food Inc recently I have been dabbling with the idea of just going total vegetarian. So my protest of Michael Vick this season has been to avoid him in any and all fantasy leagues even though he is probably THE acquisition of the season. I know, not much of a protest, but hey, it's a way of saying what this guy did to dogs was not okay in my of course this makes his monumental performance last night a bit of a sticky wicket. Sure, I'd love to have his points and kudos to Vick for coming back to the league and showing what an incredible athlete he is . But I maintain that I'd rather lose a thousand times to his massive fantasy points and maintain my Vick protest. ( Update: Wow. You guys are getting personal and in

Consensus start/sit, Week 10

Below is the Week 10 consensus start/sit list. As with every week, I went through the start/sit articles that are linked here on the blog during the week and tallied up the number of start or sit votes that each player received (players are listed in no particular order). Good luck this week! QB Start: David Garrard, Shaun Hill, Josh Freeman, Ryan Fitzpatrick Sit: Tom Brady, Jon Kitna, Brett Favre RB Start: LeGarrette Blount, Jahvid Best, Mike Goodson, Jamaal Charles Sit: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Peyton Hillis, Matt Forte, Felix Jones WR Start: Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Johnson, Mike Wallace, DeSean Jackson, Mike Thomas, Dez Bryant Sit: Steve Smith (CAR), Dwayne Bowe, Miles Austin, Chad OchoCinco TE Start: Marcedes Lewis, Brandon Pettigrew, Dustin Keller, Chris Cooley Sit: Brent Celek, Jermaine Gresham DSTs Start: Cardinals, Rams, Bucs Sit: Patriots Kickers Start: Dan Carpenter, Lawrence Tynes, Connor Barth Sit: Ryan Longwell

Week 10's Start/sit-o-rama

Well it's a beautiful fall day here and we had a Thursday Night Football game with a pretty sweet finish to start Week 10 off right. My brother-in-law lives in Atlanta and was at the game; I was definitely feeling a bit jealous. Lots of start/sit links to get to today - and as always I'll be back by tomorrow with the consensus start/sit list. Start/sit links: SI's NFL Week 10: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em - goes through each matchup noting which players you'll want to start and sit, so it's fairly extensive.'s Schmidt, Schmart, Week 10 Matthew Berry's Week 10's Love/Hate - love the reality stats talk here Fifth Down's Week 10 in Fantasy Football: Matchups and Q&A The Hazean's Start & Sit Extravaganza, Week 10's Start or sit: Week 10's Week 10 Start 'em and Sit 'em's Hot Freaks Other links of interest: reveals How Accurate are

Rolling with what's hot in Week 10

As you parents out there can surely understand, the past few weeks have been like riding a carousel of ever-changing baby-shushing instruments. One week our little dude is perfectly silenced in a swing, the next week our magical tool is bouncing on a balance ball (which let me tell you is more than just a little physically taxing when the bouncing lasts and lasts and lasts), and this week it's rolling around our apartment and hallways in his stroller. What works one week might not work the next...and that's so true in fantasy football, too, my friends: sometimes you've gotta eschew what has worked in the past and just roll with what's hot right now. So for thoughts on who is hot, read on... Start/sit suggestions: Ask The Commish's Sit or Start for Week 10's Start/Sit Week 10's Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Manning, Charles in line for huge numbers in Week 10 USA Today's Studs and Duds: Redskins' Chris Cooley a smart pla

A helping hand for Week 10

Tomorrow my mom is coming up to NYC for a speedy visit to see her grandson and provide a couple extra hands to help out. She's apparently bringing some meals up with her that she has fixed and frozen for us, and I must admit that sounds pretty dreamy right now. One less thing to do! Now there's a good chance that I might be a bit slow in getting posts up over the next few days, but don't worry, I won't forget about getting start/sit and rankings links out to you all! Really having my mom around to help me out probably means more time for me to help you all here's to my mom! Meanwhile, let's get to today's articles: A few more waiver wire links in case you haven't pulled the trigger yet on waiver additions: Matthew Berry's Getcher QBs here!'s Waiver Wired - my husband will be glad to see Garrard topping this list since he just grabbed him thanks to Garrard's killer matchup with the Texans.'s Waiver

T Minus 2 for Thursday Night Football!

Can you believe we're already at Week 10, the starting point for Thursday Night Football? I'm shocked at how quickly this season has flown by and I'm starting to get those old it's-all-moving-by-too-quickly feelings and wondering (as I seem to do every year) what I'll do with my Sundays come February. Getting ahead of myself a bit? Well then I'll reel it back in and give you a bunch of waiver wire suggestions for this week and other FF tidbits: Waiver wire wisdom:'s Fantasy Ticker: Week 10 FFGeekBlog's The Wire: Week 10 Pick-ups Football Docs' Waiver Wire's Waiver Wire Wonders's Waiver Wire: QB - Week 10 (other positions linked off that page) The Sports Outlaw's Waiver Wire Week 10's Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups Rotoworld's Steaming Ocho comments on a bunch of news and such from around the league but what sort of stopped me in my tracks was the note th

Consensus start/sit for Week 9

Welcome to this week's consensus start/sit list. Just a reminder that this list is a tally of those players receiving the most start or sit votes from the experts in the various start/sit articles that I linked to during the week. As always, this advice is best taken in the context of your own lineup but I hope it helps give you that extra edge. Good luck! QB Start: Josh Freeman, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan Sit: Carson Palmer, Chad Henne RB Start: Matt Forte, Darren Sproles, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamaal Charles Sit: Ronnie Brown, Jahvid Best, Cedric Benson, Marshawn Lynch WR Start: Patrick Crayton, Mike Williams (TB), Steve Breaston, Johnny Knox Sit: Chad Ochocinco, Roy Williams, Santonio Holmes, Steve Smith (CAR) TE Start: Jacob Tamme (the most universally beloved guy on start lists this week), Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, Visanthe Shiancoe Sit: Brent Celek, Kellen Winslow DST Start: Vikings, Saints, Giants Sit: Eagles, Cowboys Kicker Start: Dan Carpen

Pinning hopes on expert lineup advice

It will come as a surprise to no one that I've researched the heck out of life with a newborn during these first few weeks of his life - and again, probably to no one's surprise, all the research in the world can't quite prepare you for the real deal. But one thing that I'm hoping will come true and evolve just as the research details is the idea that once an infant passes the 6 week mark, that life starts to get easier. I've hung my hopes on these words of wisdom since they come from multiple experts who have dealt with thousands of babies, and who am I to argue with baby experts? Plus I'm more or less desperate to believe that easier days are right around the corner. You might be feeling the same way about your fantasy teams - maybe your teams are barely still in the race and you're pinning all your playoff hopes on advice from the experts. So if expert advice is what you're looking for, well I've got plenty of it, my friends. Read on for a start

A visual approach to NFL stats

It's a nasty day here in NYC - cold and rainy. Perfect day to curl up at home, oh say, with a warm and cuddly baby? Lucky me. Kudos to my boss for sending me a link to Juice Analytics' visual take on football stats - I love that this shows both offensive skill player stats as well as tackles (solo and assisted) for those in IDP leagues. I'm linking over to the Team Defense portion since I think this is a really quick and easy spot to assess how each defense stacks up in terms of pass and rush D. Along the same lines, you can also check out Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy's Best and Worst Defenses to Face After Week 8 . Note that this is all about fantasy points allowed versus the previous link which was straight up NFL stats. Moving on to the rest of today's links: First up, as promised some links with the fantasy fallout from Randy Moss going to the Titans: Rotoworld's Moss Grows on the South's Moss' Impact on Vince Young

Mid-week fantasy musings

Big times in real life waiver world - in case you haven't heard the news yet, Randy Moss has landed with the Titans while Shawne Merriman was claimed by the Bills . Stay tuned for articles on the fantasy implications of these moves. In the meantime, read on for this week's early start/sit links and more... Start/sit suggestions: Roto Arcade's Flames: Rest your playoffs hopes on Mike Williams' shoulders's Week 9: Start 'Em and Sit 'Em Football Docs' Fantasy Football Start Sit's Week Nine Matchups to Exploit or Avoid FFManiaxs' Fantasy Football Week Nine Start/Sit's Start and Bench Advice: Week 9 (their radio show starts right away, just a heads up - scroll down on their page a bit to pause or adjust volume as needed)'s player rankings for Week 9 are up - looking at this is a reminder that Week 10 is going to be brutal on the stud QB front since Brees, Rodge

Tough times in waiver land

I rode the subway today for the first time in nearly five weeks to get to and from an appointment. And I was all alone. Sans baby. It was like I forgot my wallet or only wore one shoe or something...a bizarro world for sure. I mean I even read a book. I know it sounds pretty minor but it was a flash back to my old life, friends. And in my old life I might have had more time to grab dudes off the waiver wire early enough to not get stuck with starting Kenneth Darby...which is how things went in Week 8 (and by a miracle I somehow still won in that league) so here's hoping you're not reaching super deep like I was last week. But if you are, well then you're in the right place since the following links basically mine the waiver options about as deep as one can's nasty out there in waiver land this week. Best of luck to us all! Waiver wire ideas: Rotoworld's Waiver Wired: Stocking up acorns has you covered with waiver advice in the run up to fantasy playoffs.

Week 8 rewind

I've found a new stat to love: my son's weight and height percentiles. He turned 1 month old over the weekend so this morning we trooped over to the doctor for a check up, and I must say I'm just totally into knowing where he hits the averages (for those that don't mind indulging me, he's long and lean, hitting the length/height charts at the 80th percentile and weight charts at the 15th percentile; am going to refer to him as my Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine until he catches up in the weight category). Sometimes though averages and stats don't help at those of you who used this week's Consensus Start/Sit list might have figured out. Let's take a look at today's links: First up before we get into the normal links, heads up that there are reports that the Vikings have waived Randy Moss . Craziness.  For a recap of the Week 8 Sunday games, cruise on over to one of the following sites: Football Outsiders' Audibles at the Line: Week 8 B