Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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: 

Monday, November 28, 2011

For all the ladies

It's a soggy day here in Tennessee but I'm flying high after a nice OT victory for my Broncos yesterday. We had a great long weekend catching up with family and chasing babies around the house. Hope you all enjoyed the holiday as well.

Now this next link is specifically for the ladies here reading the blog. It's a little last minute but espnW is hosting a fantasy football forum for women in NYC tonight - chat up Stephania Bell and Melissa Jacobs, two ESPN fantasy gurus and then watch a little MNF. To get the details, head on over to this link.

We're getting down to the serious business of fantasy football where each week is crucial for those on the playoffs bubble. May these links help lead you to Week 13 success:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

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 son...so the next few days should be full of good, crazy times.

Here's the latest on our standings in the FantasyPros.com'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...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gobble up these links

I'm sure you're all well aware of the extra games tomorrow but just a reminder to get your lineups set since we have so many players who will be active tomorrow. RotoExperts.com has a nice summary of all of tomorrow's games that you might want to take a peak at before setting Thursday lineups. I'll most likely take the day off from posting and be back on Friday with an absolute deluge of start/sit links for you (or so I hope...).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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...

Monday, November 21, 2011

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.

Enjoy tonight's MNF game!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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

Friday, November 18, 2011

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:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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 FantasyPros.com's weekly challenge. This week if you get all 10 prediction correct, you'll win access to FantasyPros.com'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:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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 a Thursday Night game tomorrow (go Broncos).

Finally, thanks to the 300+ of you who participated in last week's FantasyPros.com accuracy challenge. We moved on up to 4th place but it's a very precarious spot, not gonna lie. I'll get a link up tomorrow for your start/sit votes for Week 11 and I could certainly use all your brainy fantasy football help!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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...

Monday, November 14, 2011

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 Razzball.com'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 phase...in 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:

 Back soon with more waiver suggestions - enjoy tonight's Vikings vs Packers showdown!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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

Friday, November 11, 2011

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:

Finally, just a note to say thanks on this Veterans Day to all who have served our country.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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 FantasyPros.com 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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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:

I'll be back tomorrow with more of the usual links - happy Tuesday!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

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

Friday, November 04, 2011

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...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Score perfectly with your start/sits

It's time to submit your start/sit decisions for FantasyPros.com's weekly accuracy challenge. Last week we kept things rolling and are in 3rd place overall - 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

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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.