September 2010 Blog Postings

September 26, 2010

For the first time ever, I have gone 0-3 in one of my leagues. Let me tell you, there's nothing fun about it. The worst part is that I was the league champion last year and the people who beat me get the satisfaction of saying "I beat the Fantasy Football Nerd". There is certainly a drop in the fun level when you're losing, but if you're in the 0-3 club with me, take comfort in the fact that even nerds like me lose.

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Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for the week. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid in Week 3.

Rarely do I really get worked up over a poor performance, but my teams have had more than their fair share of bad performances in the first two weeks. My biggest disappointment so far has got to be with Joe Flacco. Granted, he faced two of the tougher pass defenses in the league, but his numbers have been such a bust that I'd love to offload him but can't find any takers. He's become a matchup QB only and that means that I'm in trouble. Consider the fact that Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman has 4 TD's and 1 INT. Flacco has the opposite with 1 TD and 4 picks. His depressing 48.1% completion percentage is horrible and only compounds the fact that he can't get off enough passes to offset those picks. He has a couple of decent matchups coming up, but tougher days lie ahead.

September 16, 2010

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Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for the week. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.

I watched in disbelief as Calvin Johnson's 4th quarter go-ahead TD got reviewed and overturned. Unbelievable. Someone call the police because the Lions just got robbed. What happened to letting the guys play? It's a play like that that convinces me that the NFL has gone too far with their rules and they're going to hide behind some convoluted rule instead of making the situation right. It was a brilliant pass with an exceptional catch by a very talented receiver. The end result is nothing less than a slap in the face of Detroit. Sorry Chicago but you do not deserve that win. Detroit - if you've got any of that bailout money left, save some for next week's game and be sure to give it to the refs. Call it the NFL Stimulus Program.

September 10, 2010

After six days of battling pneumonia, I was able to stay awake long enough to see the first few series of last night's game. Brees looked pretty sharp marching down the field. Pretty disappointing to see his final numbers this morning however. I fell asleep before the 1st quarter was over and assumed that I would be missing a shoot-out. Neither side put up the kind of numbers that everyone was expecting though.

For those with the technical know-how, I'm happy to announce that a free open-source package is now available to make it easier and faster to begin using the FantasyFootballNerd.com fantasy football API.

Most of your fantasy football drafts should be complete by now, but for those with their drafts coming up, here are some important last minute things to know before you start drafting your winning team.

Beta testing has gone pretty well and my new project is available. HollyStock.com combines the competitive aspects of fantasy sports with the entertainment value of celebrity gossip and the basic dynamics of the stock market.

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