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Pierre Thomas Out For Opener


Saint’s beat writer Mine Triplett says that Thomas has almost zero chance of playing the season opener against the Lions. The injury (laceration) is said to be minor but will none-the-less keep Thomas out of the game. This is great news for Reggie Bush owners. And those who have an extra roster spot, Mike Bell might be worth picking up for a week or 2.

Week1: Sit or Start, AFC

Today, we are going to look at each of the games hosted by an AFC team and identify which players you should be starting, and those you should be sitting. To help you make up your own mind about match ups, check out Brad’s Strength of Schedule rankings. Lets get started. Continue reading

Statement from Shawne Merriman

On September 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriffs Department responded to a citizens complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (aka Tila Tequila). I was taken into custody based upon that complaint.

At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided. We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety.

I in no way caused any harm to Ms Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles, California.

There have been no charges filed against me.

I want to thank the San Diego Sheriffs Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully with the Department and I look forward to clearing my name regarding these false allegations.

I want to put this behind me so I can continue to focus on a successful season for the San Diego Chargers.

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2009 PPR Sleepers: Pre-season Check-in

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If you’re anything like me when it comes to picking sleepers, you go through the same routine every year. First, you establish sleepers based on your personal preference and creative thought.  Now turn back the clock to 2007; You and everybody else knows that Reggie Brown had a tremendous rookie year in 2006 and that he is a very gifted athlete with great hands .  Second, you begin to second-guess yourself.  You don’t know whether he is a good route runner, or if he has a good grasp on Philadelphia’s offense, or if he is a high character guy or not.  Third, you decide to Google,” 2007 fantasy football sleepers” and Rotoworld tells you he is going to be the WR1 on a great team with a good QB and a good O-Line in a pass-happy offense.

So naturally, you decide to draft Reggie Brown; a bit too early but you got the guy you wanted.

As it turns out, Brown and McNabb have terrible chemistry.  He loses his passion for the game because he isn’t getting enough looks and he drops balls left and right.  In week 7, when he has 17 receptions and 0 TD’s, you finally decide to drop him and realize that your 4th round pick was a complete waste.

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2009 Fantasy Football Busts

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One of the key ways to win any fantasy football league is to identify those monumental busts. Avoiding them is as important as securing the next break out stud. Each year there are always several over-hyped, half-year wonders; identify them, avoid them. One of my main strategies is to never take a player with one of my first three picks that I feel isn’t a ‘sure-thing’. This year, I have identified a list of 5 players that are being taken in the first 3 or 4 rounds that I feel are going too high and could turn out to pay zero dividends compared to their ADP. Who will be this year’s Joseph Addai or Ryan Grant? Lets find out…

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