Thursday, September 08, 2011

Show me your fantasy smarts

I have so much awesome fantasy football material for you guys today, it's off the hook. Okay, I've never actually used the phrase "off the hook" - sound natural or what? If a librarian can't pull it off, who can? Let's start with something I'm really excited about...I mentioned this a few weeks ago but the guys at FantasyPros.com are creating a season-long accuracy competition between various FF site readers (and experts!) based on how well you can nail some tough start/sit questions. So I'm asking you guys to head to this link and answer 10 questions sometime between now and Sunday morning, showing off your fantasy acumen. I'll be linking to different start/sit questions from FantasyPros.com every week and it should only take a few minutes of your time. Put your fantasy thinking cap on and make me proud!

Next up, lots of giveaways today. I'm giving away 5 more Pickemfirst Pro subscriptions (see my post from yesterday if you don't know how awesome the Pickemfirst tool is) and 2 season-long subscriptions to Fantasy Football Xtreme. In order to win, e-mail me and let me know which one you'd like or if you would take either one. This is all first come, first served so the first folks I hear from will win! Update: I've given all the subs away!

To today's links...

As a reader recently mentioned in the comments, I'd love for you all to bounce start/sit questions off each other in the comments section. If I could, I would answer everyone who e-mails me but unfortunately between a job, a baby-turned-toddler, and this site (yup, it's a solo operation here) I'm short on free time, but I still want you all to get advice. So by all means, use the comments area and get the FFLibrarian community rolling. 

Enjoy the game tonight!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite. Do I bench Miles Austin for Mario Manningham? It seems like everyone, especially CBS, is downgrading all Cowboys.

Anonymous said...

I'd lean toward Manningham only because of the looming Revis factor. That coupled with some missed practice time would scare me off of him, but ONLY THIS WEEK. OveralI I believe Austin has a great year.

kate reymann said...

The Who Should I Start feature is SOOO cool!

kate reymann said...

If you have posted these already, please forgive, but do you have any recommendations on suicide pool picks?

Anonymous said...

Ok, Mendenhall against the Ravens D or Tolbert sharing carries with Ryan Matthews? CBS is telling me Mendenhall is a bust this week and Tolbert is a guuy to start -- hard to sit a guy I drafted early in the 2nd round...

And BTW - LOVE this site - an absolute must-visit every week

Dan said...

Okay, which two RBs should get the nod this week? Ray Rice vs. Pit, Jahvid Best, Tim Hightower, Fred Jackson, Mark Tolbert, or Mike Ingram? Any suggestions? Thanks/

Anonymous said...

For Dan--
You didn't draft Ray Rice to sit him, and then I would choose between Best and Hightower. Giants are starting a 3rd-string rookie MLB and Justin Tuck is practicing hurt. You know what Best can do when healthy.

Anthony said...

I'm all in.

Felix Jones vs Jets or Mark Ingram in his first game vs Packers? .5 ppr

Oh. And I'd start Manningham over Austin, I'd go with Mendenhall vs Baltimore (he scored in both meetings last year with love yd totals), Rice and Best (no doubt).

Anonymous said...

I think you gotta start Mendy regardless of opponent. He is the focal point of the offense and my personal feeling is the Ravens D is aging a bit. 1st team D looked terrible vs Wash in preseason, as Hightower blew em up

Anonymous said...

Flex spot (non-ppr)

DeAngelo Williams vs ARZ

or

Chad Ocho Cinco vs MIA

Anonymous said...

I agree - you should start Mendenhall. The Ravens D really isn't what it once was.

I'm trying to choose between Addai and Santana Moss for the flex. Normally I err on the side of running back at the flex, but I just don't know what to expect from the Colts run game.

Anonymous said...

For 5:08--
Start D'Angelo. I have him in my flex spot and am riled up. They gave him mucho cash, so they'll give him 20 touches.

If it was PPR, I'd give it some more thought, but in non-PPR I don't think it's a tough choice. Welker and the TEs will eat all of Ocho's targets.

Brooklyn said...

Anon@ 12:36: I would bench manningham. Even though they are playing the jets, miles is still their #1, and manny is still NY's #2.
Anon@ 2:12: Hard to sit mendy... Tolbert might get some touches, but I'm betting that rivers throws the hell out if the ball.
Dan: you can't sit ray ray. Even vs. The Pitt D, he should get a lot of dump outs thrown his way. He's probably your #1 draft pick, and you should never sit him. Then I would go Best, as anon@3:26 said, when he is healthy he is a beast.
Anthony: I would go with Felix, similar to rice, playing a good D but catches a lot of dump offs, he should get points even if he doesn't score.
Anon@5:08: DWill
Anon@5:58: I would go with addai, no manning means that they will be pounding the ground, and Houston is playing it's 1st game with a new D coordinator.

Good luck everybody !!!

ike said...

Hey guys would you roll with Gronk or J Cook at TE?
I like cooks matchup more, but I feel like Gronk could be safer....

Anonymous said...

I asked about Mendenhall or Tolbert - Thanks for nothing!