Week 8 is set to kick off and all of our projections and tools are updated and ready to go. Make sure you check out the Weekly Projections as well as all the Fantasy Football Tools before you submit your lineup this week. Email us with any lineup or trade questions: FFPrep Good luck!
I played MattDotRich in our fantasy league last week as well as here on The GridIron Challenge. In both lineups, he started Arian Foster and boy did it pay off. Needless to say, he beat me in both leagues and is still in first place in our GridIron Challenge with 925 points. I have revamped my lineup this week in hopes of making up some of the lost ground. Keep reading to see who we started.
Ever have a hard time trying to decide which player to start and which player to sit? Well, Below is FFPrep’s Fantasy Football Lineup Optimizer.
Just type in the players you are trying to decide between and the Lineup Optimizer will show you your best lineup according to FFPrep’s Weekly Projections.
You can find the Lineup Optimizer under Fantasy Football Tools
Below is FFPrep’s Remaining SoS Tool. You can use this tool to figure out which players at each position have the easiest remaining schedule based on points allowed. If you wanted to know which Fantasy Running Back has the easiest schedule you simply click the button underRB and click Sort Ascending to find out which teams have the best remaining schedules.
You can find the Remaining SoS Tool under Fantasy Football Tools
I didn’t get to post last weeks lineup because MattDotRich and I were at our old college roommates wedding. Last week I started the same lineup as Week 5 and I lost big time to Matt, putting me solidly in 3rd place with 736 points (MattDotRich in 1st with 757). I plan on changing that this week with the SOLID lineup that I put together. Check out who we started.
Oakland and Cincinnati are on the verge of completing one of the NFL’s biggest trade-deadline deals in decades, with the Raiders acquiring holdout quarterback Carson Palmerfrom the Bengals in exchange for two first-round picks, according to sources familiar with the deal.
The first first-round pick is in 2012 and the other is a conditional first-round pick in 2013.
And…… hold for laughter…
Yes, the Oakland Raiders just surrendered at least one first round pick for the rights to 32 year old Carson Palmer. Yes, that, Carson Palmer. The one who “retired,” only to see the Bengals improve offensively under an un-highly touted rookie quarterback.
The Carson Palmer who has 154 career touchdowns, and 134 career turnovers despite the infamous pre-injury season where he threw for 32 touchdowns on “just” 16 turnovers. Do the math, it hasn’t been pretty since.
That’s not to say he completely sucks as a fantasy quarterback (but to be fair, he does suck as a real life quarterback), it’s just that he’s a backup at best. We tend to get excited about new people in new places, but let’s remember who Carson Palmer is. Post injury, here’s what he’s done:
That’s slang for ‘not too great, my dudez.’ If you’ve got a spot for him go for him, but don’t go crazy trying to acquire him. More than likely, you have a better QB on your bench.
We are pleased to announce the addition of our Fantasy Football Matchup Analzyer to FFPrep.
Just type in the players you are starting in the top box and the players your opponent is starting in the bottom box and the Matchup Analzyer will tell you how many points each player is projected to score this week (using their average PPG and the opponents).
There will be a permanent link at the top of the site for the Matchup Analzyer.
Last week I lost to MattDotRich 142 to 117 and lost overall points to him 511 to 506. Man do I wish I picked up Tom Brady at the beginning of the season…
Check out who we started for Week 5
Week 5 gives us our first opportunity to show to our league how well we drafted and worked the waiver wire. Anyone can follow a draft guide and pick off the top of the list, but the bye weeks separate the men from the boys. Week 5 will miss some big name fantasy players including Ray Rice, Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Steven Jackson, and Santana Moss. If you find yourself in a tough spot, you can check out the players who are being added, you can look at the easy matchups for the week, or you could make a trade.
The most added players this week include Isaac Redman, Stevan Ridley, Eric Decker, and Victor Cruz, who are all viable fantasy flex player this week (as long as Mendenhall is out). Here is the complete list from ESPN.
The players you may not normally start, with easy matchups are as follows:
- QB: Mark Sanchez @ NE, Eli Manning vs. Sea
- RB: Joseph Addai vs. KC, Dexter McCluster @ Ind
- WR: Jordy Nelson @ Atl , Julio Jones vs. GB
- TE: Jermaine Gresham @ Jac, Owen Daniels vs. Oak
During the bye weeks I have also noticed a lot more trade proposals being sent out, so make sure to check out our Trade Analyzer before making an impulsive trade decision that you may regret.