Archive for August, 2009

The Mike Vick Distraction

Posted in 17368651 on August 15, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

Maybe Mike Vick will be a distraction that helps out the Eagles. Vick isn’t the type of guy to argue with the coach and whine about not getting the ball. So, maybe all the pub for Vick will take the media pressure of McNabb.

Are the fans really going to bother McNabb? I think he’s used to them, especially after last year – his comeback after being benched was pretty impressive.

All the experts are saying they don’t understand the signing and that it doesn’t make any sense. Well, who would it have really made any sense for? If he doesn’t get to play till week 6, that gives the Eagles plenty of time to show up on the field with some totally off-the-wall schemes at the midway point in the season.

Enough with the drama. As far as fantasy goes…somebody probably picked him in the draft just to take a chance. Personally, I’d wait on the guy.

Deep League Quests for No-Name Streakers

Posted in 17368651 on August 15, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

I’ve been riding players since the All-Star break that even most baseball fans haven’t heard of. Oeltjen, Pagan, Ellis, Rajai Davis, and others. I’ve been picking them up before they gain popularity or recognition and it’s been paying off.

Sure, I get teased for having no-name players all over my roster but yesterday I picked up Johnny Gomes and Hanigan and they gave me 4 HRs.

I guess the key is looking at splits and riding streaks before they fizzle out. I’ve also been good at dumping players right before they hit slumps. Sure, I’ve been lucky, but after some fantasy baseball experience you can start to sense these things.

I rode Brandon Inge for too long before dropping him. He just hit a walk-off last night and I think he might pick up his HRs again, but I just don’t feel like taking the chance.

It’s the home stretch now and I’m looking forward to see what “no-name” players I’m using on a daily basis.

I’m afraid of pulling the trigger on Derrick Holland tonight versus Boston, but I can’t help myself.