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Week 13 prep

It's mid-week and you all know what that means - rankings, start/sit and all matters of fantasy goodness. Let's have at it. Week 13 rankings action: The Fantasy Shrink's Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings Fantasy Football Jungle's Week 13 QB Fantasy Football Player Rankings's Player Projections TOFantasySports' Week 13 Running Backs's Player rankings Week 13 start/sit links - lots more to come:'s Week 13: Sit 'Em's Studs and Duds Week #13 Fantasy Football Xtreme's Week 13: Start and Bench 2011's Start/Bench: Week 13 I love a good target update and Rotoworld's Week 13 - Targets and Touches always does the job. Or scope out Roto Arcade's Target Practice, Week 12: Where's Julio? which has a nice summary chart for the week.

Playoffs are closing in

I think we might bust out the ol' firewood and use our fireplace for the first time tonight. Our old house is drafty and November is coming to an end with some chilly nights here. I do love fall so I'll be sad to see it go, especially since it's that bittersweet time of year when every week of the football season is increasingly entertaining from a playoffs perspective (both real and fake football) and yet you know it's coming to an end all too soon. But for now we have plenty of links to keep you all informed:  Waiver wire links for Week 13:'s Consensus Waiver Wire Rankings's Waiver Wire: QB - Week 13's Week 13 Waivering Wire FFJungle's Waiver Wire Week 13 Rotoworld's Heeere's Johnny! Yahoo's Pickups of the Week's Fantasy Ticker: Week 13 The Fake Football's Week 13 Waiver Wire FF Geek Blog's The Wire: Playoffs around the corner! IDPers hit up

Consensus start/sit for Week 12

It's consensus time - as a reminder, every week I go through all of the start/sit links posted here on FFLibrarian and tally up the players with the most start or sit votes. Players are listed below in no particular order. Good luck this weekend! QB Start: Matt Ryan, Tim Tebow, Carson Palmer (equal number of sit votes as you'll see below) Sit: Ryan Fitzgerald, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart RB Start: Cedric Benson, LeGarrette Blount, Rashard Mendenhall Sit: Toby Gerhart, Jackie Battle, Roy Helu WR Start: Antonio Brown, Percy Harvin, DeSean Jackson, Brandon Lloyd Sit: Stevie Johnson, Dwayne Bowe TE Start: Heath Miller, Jermaine Gresham, Fred Davis, Owen Daniels Sit: Jake Ballard, Marcedes Lewis DST Start: Texans Sit: Eagles, Giants Kicker Start: Nick Novak, Matt Bryant, Olindo Mare Sit: Alex Henery, Nick Folk

Leftovers and Links

Hope you all enjoyed the games yesterday and most of all had a wonderful Thanksgiving off to celebrate and relax with family and friends. My brother- and sister-in-law are en route with their daughter who is just a few months younger than our the next few days should be full of good, crazy times. Here's the latest on our standings in the's Start/Sit Accuracy Challenge - we're in 5th place but it's a tight race my friends. Take a stab at their Week 12 start/sit questions while you're munching on some leftovers today. And then hit up the links below... Week 12 Start/Sit suggestions: BrunoBoys' Start ems's Start/Sit Week 12's Week 12 Start 'em and Sit 'em's Ryan should fly high for fantasy owners in Week 12 The Fifth Down's Week 12 in Fantasy Football: Favorable and Unfavorable Matchups   Roto Arcade's Lames: Large helping of stuffing could be in Murray's fut

Prepping for the holiday weekend

I know it's a crazy travel week for many of you but here's hoping the upcoming long weekend means you'll have some extra time to kick around a few fantasy sites here. I'm hunkering down at home for the holidays - we've got family coming to visit, my recovering father-in-law to dote on, and an unreal quantity of leaves to rake. Oh and a little something awesome called football. Onto today's links... A few more waiver wire links to go: Rotoworld's Retreaded in Detroit Athlon Sports' Waiver Wire: Week 12's Pickups & Drops Fake Teams' Week 12 Waiver Wire Scoops and Rest of the Season Rankings Week 12 rankings:'s Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings's Player Rankings: RBs The Fantasy Shrink's Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings The Fake Football's Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings (new site from one of my faves, Chet at Razzball) Other gems: Roto Arcade's Target Practice, Week 11: T

Early turkey week waivers

Thanks for your patience with my posting schedule today - we were traveling back home to Knoxville. Our little dude did a great job flying again today, he actually conked out for basically the whole flight. Unfortunately this is a bit of a crazy week in our household with my father-in-law having unexpected surgery over the weekend (he's recovering well) so I'll try and keep the normal posting up...but I know many of you probably have wacky weeks anyway with the Thanksgiving holiday. So before folks start traveling and turkey-ing, let's get to the waiver wire links and of course Week 11 recaps. Week 11 recaps: Football Outsiders' Audibles at the Line: Week 11's Wonderful Week 11   Roto Arcade's Sunday Scene, Week 11 Rotoworld's Motown Magic: The Morning After Week 11 early waiver wire links:'s Waiver Wire: RB - Week 12 2MugsFF's Hot Garbage Waiver Wire Links The Hazean's Week 12 Waiver Wire Adds FootballDocs' W

Consensus Week 11 start/sits

Greetings from northern Virginia where I'm enjoying time with the fam and dispatching this week's consensus picks for Week 11's starts and sits. As usual I've gone through the experts' start/sit links and tallied up the players with the most votes - they're listed below in no particular order. Good luck! QB Start: Carson Palmer, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan, Alex Smith Sit: Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton RB Start: Reggie Bush, Marshawn Lynch, James Starks, Kendall Hunter Sit: Cedric Benson, Beanie Wells, LeGarrette Blount, Chris Johnson WR Start: Jordy Nelson, Denarius Moore, Laurent Robinson Sit: DeSean Jackson, Greg Little, Roddy White TE Start: Kellen Winslow, Vernon Davis Sit: Jermaine Gresham DST Start: 49ers, Cowboys, Jags Sit: Eagles, Chargers, Titans Kicker No consensus for start or sit

A Friday night start/sit link dump

What a long day - sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up but between our travels and time with the family (not to mention basking in the glow of the Broncos' victory!), it has been a tightly packed day. Our son was a rockstar on the plane (best 2 toys by the way? The ol' barf bag - unused of course - and a slinky) but somehow in the midst of it I ended up with a fever, so word to the wise that I'm hopefully not in some crazy feverish state and messing up all the links tonight or sending you to wacky sites out there. So let's get right to it and take a look at tonight's start/sit links: Start/sit links: Fantasy Football Nerd's Where to Put Em's Palmer should shine against banged-up Vikings's Week 11 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em The Football Girl's Week 11 Startability Index Fifth Down's Week 11 in Fantasy Football: Favorable and Unfavorable Matchups   Matthew Berry's Week 11 Love/Hate (video starts imm

Week 11 lineup advice

Tomorrow morning my husband, son, and I are flying up to spend a long weekend with my family in Arlington, Virginia. It's a little pre-Thanksgiving visit that happens to coincides with a conference that my husband is presenting at over the weekend. We haven't flown with my son since he started walking and loving his independence so this should be an interesting flight. I'll try and get my normal posts up but I might be off schedule a bit through Monday. In the meantime, get your thinking caps on and submit your start/sit decisions for's weekly challenge . This week if you get all 10 prediction correct, you'll win access to's My Playbook - take a look at some screen shots of the sweetness you'd have access to if you win. Now let's dive right in to today's links: Week 11 start/sit: Roto Arcade's Lames: Slow your roll, even an active Vick a risky play in NYC's Week 11 Start ems WalterFootba

Rolling Itsy Bitsy style

I have an amazing track record with The Itsy Bitsy Spider. I don't know what it is about that tune, but I'd say about 85% of the time it silences our unhappy toddler and lulls him into a far more agreeable state. Yes, it must be sung repeatedly until your mouth might just fail you and no words escape - or perhaps you start trying it in different accents, volumes, and voices until any other adult with you decides the Itsy Bitsy Spider must cease immediately for sanity reasons. But seriously, the thing is a miracle worker. Car freak out? Try the Itsy Bitsy. Hand motions not even needed. Major flopping and rolling during a crucial diaper change moment? Less effective then, but the Itsy Bitsy still often pulls through. Major hats off to the Itsy Bitsy creator. If you're looking for a QB to help pull you through Week 11 in Itsy Bitsy style...well, could be a tough week for that. But I've got a bevy of links here to help you make some lineup decisions. Remember there's

Desperate Schaub owner times...

Today is my sister's anniversary - three years ago the family and about a bajillion friends (my sister is the most social of social butterflies) rolled up to Vermont for a cool, cloudy, and beautiful weekend to celebrate. Happy anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law.  Anyway, two of my teams could use some serious help for Week 11 and beyond if I'm going to make it to the playoffs. Perhaps you're like me and in desperate need of a Matt Schaub replacement and trades just aren't happening. If so, good news, I've got tons of links with advice here... Waiver wire suggestions:'s Through the Wire - Week 11's Waivering Wire: Week 11 The Hazean's Sneaky Waiver Wire Adds for Week 11's Fantasy Ticker: Week 11 Fake Teams' Week 11 Waiver Wire Scoops's Waiver Wire Wonders's Waiver Wire Week 11's Waiver Wire - Week 11 SBNatio

Edging closer to the playoffs

I was just transported back to my junior year of high school by listening to a ridiculous amount of Bush's Sixteen Stone album, all thanks to's Week 10, Everything is Zen , whose title made me think of a Bush song. My sixteen-year-old self was a Comedown and Glycerine fan and it's somewhat amazing that half a lifetime (for me!) later, I think they still hold their weight pretty well. But really most of my all-time favorite albums all sprung from the early to mid 90s (Ten, August and Everything After) so perhaps I'm just stuck in a 90s music fact, does anyone even think in the album mindset anymore? Anyway moving on from music to our more standard fantasy football chit chat...I hope you all had a happy football weekend. May you be edging ever closer to playing in your league's playoffs. Now in addition to Razzball's above article, let's take a look at other nice recaps from yesterday's action: Roto Arcade's Sunday Scene, W

Week 10 consensus start/sit list

Welcome to the Week 10 consensus start/sit list. For those new to this feature, I've gone through this week's start/sit links posted here on FFLibrarian and tallied up the players with the most start or sit votes. You'll find them listed below in no particular order. Good luck! QB Start: Christian Ponder, Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan Sit: Josh Freeman, Jay Cutler, Andy Dalton RB Start: Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, DeMarco Murray, Willis McGahee, Reggie Bush Sit: LeGarrette Blount, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Cedric Benson, Marshawn Lynch WR Start: Laurent Robinson, Julio Jones, Santonio Holmes Sit: Larry Fitzgerald, Nate Washington, Brandon Lloyd, Reggie Wayne TE Start: Greg Olsen, Brandon Pettigrew, Jake Ballard Sit: Vernon Davis, Kellen Winslow DST Start: Eagles, Lions, Texans Sit: Bears Kicker Start: Billy Cundiff, Alex Henery, Dan Carpenter Sit: Adam Vinatieri, Mike Nugent

Fill up with Week 10 links

This morning at around 4:30 AM we were treated to a lovely beeping every 30 seconds or so from a smoke alarm with a dying battery. Lucky for us our son basically slept right through it, and after a brief debate over what to do (turn on a fan for some white noise, which did absolutely nothing) my husband and I battled through it and eked out a few more hours of sleep. Nothing like early morning snoozes to the soundtrack of a smoke alarm. Now let's fill your day with link after link of fantasy football advice: I've got two links for you (from two of my favorite sites) that go game-by-game with great matchup advice: Rotoworld's Don't Beat Around the Bush's Matchups Week 10 Start/sit links: Fifth Down's Week 10 in Fantasy Football: Favorable and Unfavorable Matchups Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 10's Week 10 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em's Hot Freaks Week 10 sleeper suggestions: RotoProfessor

Escape into Week 10 links

Greetings football fans. What a sports week between PSU and Wilson Ramos; feels silly to be thinking fantasy sports but hey, I guess the escape of fantasy sports is part of the appeal, no? So let's continue that escape and talk links and lineup decisions... This week's contest is up and going for Week 10 - we fell back a few spots last week and are back to 6th overall among the groups/forums . So let's move back up in the rankings - bring your best with these 10 start/sit questions . Start/sit suggestions for Week 9: Roto Arcade's Lames: Sliding Brady to hit rock bottom against Revis, Jets Fantasy Football Nerd's Where to Put Em's Murray should stampede the Bills in fantasy's Week 10 Fantasy Treasure Chest's Week 10 Start 'Em or Sit 'Em's Week 10 Play em or Lay em BrunoBoys' Start Ems FootballDocs' Start Sit Fake Teams' Week 10: Start 'Em Sit 'Em Rankings and project

Keeping things interesting in Week 10

It has been a bit of a crazy week here with my family in town - awesome, but also a bit chaotic trying to work with two babies' schedules. Though honestly the chaos was welcome since I won't be seeing my branch of the family over Thanksgiving, so it was great to have a handful of them all come to town for a few days. It's an interesting week coming up on the football scene, too - no bye weeks but it's also our first Thursday night game (since the season kickoff game of course), which I will probably remind you about ad nauseam for the rest of the season since it's crucial to weekly success to get your Thursday night lineup set. Rankings and projections for Week 10:'s WR Rankings - Week 10's Player Projections's Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings's FF Rankings: RB - Week 10 Start/sit links for Week 10: Roto Arcade's Flames: Ponder this, rookie to post QB1 numbers at Lambeau FFToo

Quick list of waiver advice

Today's post is going to be a quick one - and I know I was MIA yesterday, so my apologies, but a bunch of family came into town yesterday and we've got a household full of chaos and babies (including my wonderful sister and her equally wonderful 4-month-old daughter)...not a ton of time for blogging really. So here's a quick shot at today's links: ProFootballFocus.coms Waiver Wire - Week 10 FF Geek Blog's The Wire: Wide receiver help available to those who need it The Hazean's Sneaky Waiver Wire Adds for Week 10 Fake Teams' Week 10 Waiver Wire Scoops and Rest of Season Rankings's Fantasy Ticker: Week 10 (video starts immediately)'s Week 10 Waivering Wire 2MugsFF's Hot Garbage Week 10 Waiver Wire FootballDocs' Waiver Wire Advice IDP help from's IDP Waiver Wire: Week 10 I'll be back tomorrow with more of the usual links - happy Tuesday!

Consensus start/sit for Week 9

Welcome to the Week 9 consensus start/sit list. For those new to this feature, I've gone through all of the many start/sit links offered throughout the week here on FFLibrarian and tallied up the players with the most start or sit votes. Those players are listed below in no particular order. Good luck! QB Start: Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, Matt Cassel Sit: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco, Matt Hasselbeck, Jay Cutler RB Start: Jackie Battle, Michael Bush, Beanie Wells, LeGarrette Blount, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cedric Benson Sit: Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson WR Start: Dwayne Bowe, Victor Cruz, Brandon Lloyd, Julio Jones, Malcom Floyd Sit: Stevie Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Nate Washington, Plaxico Burress TE Start: Brent Celek, Dustin Keller Sit: Scott Chandler, Heath Miller, Dallas Clark DST Start: Chiefs, Raiders, 49ers Sit: Bears, Giants, Chargers Kicker Start: David Akers, Matt Bryant Sit: Billy Cundiff

Managing the Week 9 chaos

A few days ago I thought it was possible that we were becoming the least-liked neighbors on our street due to our complete incompetence in terms of dealing with our front yard. What should be a small grassy patch is 90% overgrown weeds; what should be a nicely mulched area is also quickly becoming 90% weeds; and what should be a driveway is now basically a sheet of wet leaves. But then yesterday I saw something that changed my mind completely and I'm now confident that we're not the least desirable neighbors here...that's all because I spotted a toilet at the bottom of our neighbor's driveway. Nothing says our neighborhood is classy like a toilet. Now, sure, everyone has days when they need to drop a toilet off at the edge of their property and I'm sure there's a plan evolving there...but it made me feel a bit better about our chaotic front yard. Now one area where I can try and keep the chaos to a minimum is here with your daily dose of fantasy football links

Score perfectly with your start/sits

It's time to submit your start/sit decisions for's weekly accuracy challenge. Last week we kept things rolling and are in 3rd place overal l - in fact, last week 3 FFLibrarian readers had perfect scores, which is just awesome. You guys continue to impress. So bring your best again this week and answer these 10 start/sit questions .  Week 9 projections and rankings: Rotoworld's Week 9 Rankings Junkyard Jake's Fantasy Football QB Rankings's Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings The Fantasy Shrink's Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings's Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 9's Week 9 Defense/Special Team Rankings Week 9 start/sit links: Bruno Boys' Week 9 Start 'Ems's Manning has Giant appeal for fantasy owners in Week 9 TOFantasySports' Play 'em and Lay 'em Week 9's Week 9: Start 'em and Sit 'em's Hold 'em or F

Get ready to be wowed in Week 9

We've had kind of a crazy fall so far - either my husband or I or our whole family has been traveling for 5 of the past 6 weeks so I'm very ready for a weekend together at home. Sadly we have a long list of errands and things we've been meaning to do around the house to keep us busy, but my husband and I are heading to the University of Tennessee game on Saturday night, which should be pretty awesome. I've never been to a game at UT or any stadium of its size (3rd largest I think?) so I'm preparing to be wowed. And hoping to be wowed by my teams' Week 9 performances. Help is here with the links below... A few remaining waiver wire links:'s Waiver Wire: Just in case with Ringer's Through the Wire - Week 9's Waiver Wire Week 9 Start or sit linkage: Roto Arcade's Flames: Blount to pack quite the buzz at the Bayou's Week 9: Start and Bench's Start

Week 9 waiver links

Well we had a total of 3 trick-or-treating groups knock on our door last night and a big ol' bowl of candy remaining. There should be something wholesome or beneficial that you can do with all this leftover candy...might have to do some searching around to see what I can come up with. Seems like a waste to just dump it all! And speaking of dumping, perhaps a look at your Week 9 lineups has you in the mood to do some dump and replace with your players - if so, you've come to the right place since I've got tons of waiver wire links for you today. Waiver wire links for Week 9:'s Week 9 Waivering Wire's Fantasy Ticker: Week Nine (note, a video starts right away)'s Waiver Wire: RB - Week 9 (yet another video that starts up immediately) FF Geek Blog's The Wire: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel's Waiver Wire - Week 9's Week 9: Pickups of the Week Fantasy Football Spin