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Podcast | Aug 2010

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Fantasy Notes For August 2010:

The Preseason was in full swing in the month of August and many fantasy football player values changed. Checkout the podcast for this month to find out our player ranking changes and our thoughts on every preseason game for the first three weeks.

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Fantasy Philosophers Podcast’s For August, 2010
Date August 29th, 2010: Steelers vs Broncos
Ben Roethlisberger started in this game and hooked up with Mike Wallace for a completion of over 40 yards. For more fantasy info on this game listen to the podcast below.

Date August 28th, 2010: Draft Board Guide Updates, Part Ten
As we move deeper into the third week of the preseason, many fantasy values continue to change. The biggest rumor in fantasy right now is if Maurice Jones-Drew had surgery on his knee this month. While Jones-Drew denies this rumor, it will be interesting to see if he starts the season slow.

Date August 28th, 2010: WR Robert Meachem Looks Healthy
Robert Meachem finally became a fantasy relevant option last season as he put together nine touchdowns and gained the trust of Coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. Coming into this offseason it seemed like Meachem would be primed for a bigger role in the Saints’ offense.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week Three – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Lions vs Browns
Jahvid Best only needed to carry for football one time (51 yard run) for his coaches to take him off the field. Matthew Stafford was also impressive once again. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Giants vs Ravens
Joe Flacco had a strong game in this one throwing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Jaguars vs Buccaneers
David Garrard had a decent performance in this one but that was about the only fantasy relevant info for the Jags. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Titans vs Panthers
Various Panther defenders did a good job making plays and shutting Chris Johnson down early on. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Seahawks vs Vikings
FS Earl Thomas broke out with an 86-yard touchdown interception in the first half. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Bengals vs Bills
C.J. Spiller looked fabulous once again as he scored two touchdowns against the Bengals. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Cardinals vs Bears
The battle between Derek Anderson and Matt Leinart continued as both quarterbacks played well. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: 49ers vs Raiders
Patrick Willis has been on fire so far this preseason with sacks in both games he’s played. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 28th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Cowboys vs Texans
Arian Foster has been the talk of the 2010 preseason and he had another great game against the Cowboys. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 27th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Saints vs Chargers
Drew Brees came out swinging in this one for 240 yards and two touchdowns. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 27th, 2010: Week 3 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Chiefs vs Eagles
Both teams had their share of key injuries and poor play in this one. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 27th, 2010: Week Three – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Falcons vs Dolphins
Matt Ryan hooked up with this top target Roddy White for a touchdown in this one. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 27th, 2010: Week Three – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Redskins vs Jets
The Redskins struggled in this game but the Jets at least had success on the ground. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 26th, 2010: WK 3 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Colts vs Packers
Jermichael Finley continues to have success as he posted six receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown in short work. For fantasy football info on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 26th, 2010: WK 3 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Patriots vs Rams
Sam Bradford had a strong game and positives to build on as he started for the Rams on the road. For fantasy football info on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 25th, 2010: TE Owen Daniels Knee Looks Fine
Last season Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels was enjoying a breakout season that was putting him in the class of elite pass catchers at his position. In the first eight games of the season Daniels helped fantasy owners with 40 receptions for 519 yards and five touchdowns.

Date August 24th, 2010: 2010 Fantasy Football: Kareem Huggins & Cadillac Williams In RBBC?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found a gem in second year running back Kareem Huggins. Huggins has already passed veteran Derrick Ward (may be cut) on the depth chart and is a possible threat to Cadillac Williams fantasy value.

Date August 24th, 2010: Sidney Rice Out, Bernard Berrian In | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
Sidney Rice had a breakout season with Brett Favre in 2009, and it looked like the young talent would be a shoe in as a top 15 fantasy receiver if Favre came back this season. Unfortunately for Rice, he chose to not have hip surgery this offseason even though more than one doctor strongly urged him to have it.

Date August 24th, 2010: Draft Board Updates, Part Nine | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
The fantasy world has been shaken up after Sidney Rice decided to finally had surgery on his hip and is now out for the first half of the season. While fantasy options like Bernard Berrian will receive a bump, quarterback Brett Favre is a high risk to count on as your starter this season.

Date August 24th, 2010: WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Cardinals vs Titans
Matt Leinart didn’t do much in his short time on the field as a starter on Monday Night Football. For fantasy football info on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 22nd, 2010: WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results, FF Stats: 49ers vs Vikings
Brett Favre made his 2010 debut but only played four snaps after taking a sack by Patrick Willis. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
Week 2 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Cowboys vs Chargers
The Cowboys offense struggled once again but Tony Romo and Miles Austin did hook up for a touchdown. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
Week 2 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Lions vs Broncos
Jahvid Best and the Lions starting offense looked sharp for the second week in a row. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 20th, 2010: Week 2 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Packers vs Seahawks
Tight End Jermichael Finley had a solid first half and it looks like the Packers offense could be better than even last year. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Dolphins vs Jaguars
Mike Sims-Walker bounce back from his minor shoulder injury last week to post a solid stat line early in this game. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010: Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Buccaneers vs Chiefs
Josh Freeman fractured the tip of a finger on his throwing arm in this one and will miss the rest of the preseason. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010: Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Giants vs Steelers
Rookie running back Isaac Redman looks primed to be Rashard Mendenhall’s backup this season. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Ravens vs Redskins
Albert Haynesworth still seems to have problems with the coaching staff. This makes him a continued risk for IDP fantasy football. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Rams vs Browns
Jake Delhomme had his second solid preseason game in a row. If this continues it will help some players on this offense have fantasy relevance. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Jets vs Panthers
This was probably the most boring game of the preseason so far. That said, LaDainian Tomlinson did have a nice twenty yard run. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Texans vs Saints
Reggie Bush looked very explosive in this preseason game and it looks like he might see more touches this season in the Saints offense. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 21st, 2010:
WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Raiders vs Bears
Kamerion Wimbley posted a ridiculous four sacks against Jay Cutler in the first half of this game. Cutler was sacked six times in the first half and fantasy owners need to be concerned about the Bears offensive line. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 20th, 2010:
Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Game Recap: Bengals vs Eagles
DeSean Jackson and the Eagles moved the football well early on but continued to fail on converting drives into touchdowns. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 19th, 2010: Week Two – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Colts vs Bills
Joseph Addai and C.J. Spiller broke out for big touchdown runs early on in this game. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 19th, 2010:
WK 2 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Patriots vs Falcons
Both of the Patriots rookie tight ends had good games in week two of the preseason as they both scored touchdowns. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 16th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Giants vs Jets
The Jets and Giants opened up their new stadium on Monday Night football and the coaches let the starters play most of the first half. While the main players played in the first half it was all about Giants rookie receiver Victor Cruz in the second half. For more on this game listen to the podcast below.

Date August 16th, 2010: 2010 IDP Mock Draft Pick Results – 12 Team Fantasy Football League
Only a few IDP fantasy options were selected before the eight round of this mock draft but after that many players left the board. This is a vary typical IDP draft in terms that you won’t very many players taken for the defensive side of the football in the early rounds of an IDP draft.

Players like Chris Johnson of the Titans are still going to the stars in many IDP fantasy leagues, unless your in a league that gives a heavy inflated point scoring for the defensive players.

Date August 16th, 2010: 2010 IDP Mock Draft Strategy – Linebacker (LB) Results
In this IDP mock draft I had the first pick in the draft, and I took Patrick Willis in the fifth round to prove a point. If you’re on the top of the draft, and you want a stud like Willis you will probably have to stretch a little early to get him.

Date August 16th, 2010: 2010 IDP Mock Draft Strategy – Defensive Backs (DB) Results
n this mock draft fantasy owners were drafting for two starting corners and two starting safeties. While it’s good go have a few stars I’m always surprised when I see someone go for a player like Troy Polamalu as one of the top defensive backs.

Date August 16th, 2010: 2010 IDP Mock Draft Strategy – Defensive Lineman (DL) Results
This IDP mock draft was closer to a Big Play mock than a Tackle Heavy league. No matter what league it was Jared Allen was still the top dog in this draft as he went in the sixth round. For more on this mock draft results listen to the podcast below.

Date August 16th, 2010: RB Brian Westbrook Signs With 49ers | 2010 Fantasy Football Impact
It took Brian Westbrook a long time to finally decide on a team to play for, but finally he has signed on with the 49ers. In the end, I just could believe Westbrook would go to the Rams even though reports had him rumored to go there throughout the offseason.

Date August 15th, 2010: Anthony Dixon: 49ers Rookie RB Shows Fantasy Football Relevance
Glen Coffee looked to be Frank Gore’s backup running back once again this season until he shockingly retired just days before the 49ers first preseason game. With this void in the running game, the 49ers coaching staff needed to see if rookie Anthony Dixon was up to the challenge of playing behind Gore.

Date August 15th, 2010: Week One – 2010 NFL Preseason Game Recap: Colts vs 49ers
The 49ers defensive backups and rookie running back Anthony Dixon played great but early on it was all Peyton Manning. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 15th, 2010: Week One – 2010 NFL Preseason Game Recap: Broncos vs Bengals
Tim Tebow made his debut for the Broncos and played well but starter Kyle Orton had a strong game in his own right. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: Fantasy Football: 2010 NFL Injury Status Report For Preseason Part 1
As fantasy football owners move closer to draft day it is becoming increasingly important that you stay informed of current injuries. In our first preseason injury status report we have key ailments that will play a factor into other players fantasy values or their own.

The following podcast will touch on the players listed below.

  • Tom Brady
  • Ben Tate
  • Fred Jackson
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Dez Bryant
Date August 14th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Tennessee Titans vs Seattle Seahawks
Vince Young had a good start in the preseason for the Titans. Sadly, rookie running back Stafon Johnson dislocated his ankle and should be done for the season. He was the running back that had the weight room neck injury at USC last season. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: Week One – 2010 NFL Preseason Game Recap: Texans vs Cardinals
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson hooked up for a 44-yard touchdown early but Arian Foster was the talk of the day. With Ben Tate going down with an injury, Foster is looking good as a fantasy sleeper. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Chicago Bears vs San Diego Chargers
Ryan Matthews and Legedu Naanee had strong starts to the preseason as they both impressed. The Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw two passes on the night and both went to Johnny Knox for 47 total yards. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: Week One – 2010 NFL Preseason Game Recap: Vikings vs Rams
Sam Bradford made his Rams debut but it wasn’t a pleasant one as he was sacked four times. The Rams need to improve on the offensive line before Bradford should go on the field in the regular season. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: Week 1 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Browns vs Packers
It took the Packers a series but once Aaron Rodgers got going he stole the show from the Browns early fortunes. It looks like the Packers passing attack is ready for another huge season. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Freeman hooked up with rookie Mike Williams for a 30 yard catch early on in his game. While that was nice to see it was just a ho hum game for Chad Henne has he had accuracy problems in short work. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 14th, 2010: Week 1 – NFL Preseason Football Game Recap: Lions vs Steelers
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson hooked up on a early touchdown and looked good. Rookie running back Jahvid Best also has a solid performance against the Steelers defense. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 13th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Bills vs Redskins
Donovan McNabb got off to a good start with the Redskins as he threw for over 50 yards and a touchdown in short work. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 13th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Eagles vs Jaguars
Kevin Kolb had no problems moving the football against the Jaguars but the offense did stall when they were close to scoring touchdowns. If this doesn’t improve, expect David Akers to receive many field goal opportunities this season. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 13th, 2010: WK 1 – 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Falcons vs Chiefs
Michael Turner and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton got off to hot starts as the Falcons looked good early. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 12th, 2010: Draft Board Updates, Part Eight | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
Information is coming out at rapid pace now that we are starting pre-season games. Various players are winning or losing starting jobs and fantasy values are being affected as a result. In this update, we focus on Shonn Greene, Justin Forsett, Jahvid Best and Steve Smith from New York.

Date August 12th, 2010: LB D’Qwell Jackson Out With Pectoral Injury | 2010 IDP Fantasy Football Impact
Browns inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was off to another strong IDP fantasy football season in 2009 until he suffered a torn pectoral muscle week six. At that point in time, Jackson was averaging close to 10 tackles a game which was the same pace he was on for the entire 2008 season.

Date August 12th, 2010: 2010 FF Impact Rookie: WR Brandon LaFell To Start For Panthers?
After watching video of LSU receiver Brandon LaFell this off-season I was surprised that he fell into the third round of the NFL draft. This young talent seemed more polished than many receivers that come into the NFL, and it seemed like he would be ready to make an impact right away.

Date August 12th, 2010: 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Baltimore Ravens vs Carolina Panthers
The Ravens and Panthers struggled at times in pass protection but Joe Flacco did look good in this game. It was apparent that the Ravens wanted to flash their aggressive air attack as they will throw the football more in 2010. Find out all our thought on the podcast attached to this page.

2010 NFL Preseason Results: Baltimore Ravens vs Carolina Panthers

Date August 12th, 2010: 2010 NFL Preseason Results: Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys
This wasn’t an exciting game but Tony Romo and Miles did hook up on a nice play or two. For the Raiders, Michael Bush got the start as Darren McFadden was out with a hamstring problem. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 12th, 2010: 2010 NFL Preseason Results: New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints
Julian Edelman was impressive as Wes Welker was resting his knee injury. Tom Brady and Randy Moss also hooked up for a nice play or two. For more on this game listen to the podcast.

Date August 11th, 2010: 2010 FF Impact Rookie: WR Mike Williams To Start For Buccaneers
Arrelious Benn may have been the top receiver taken by the Buccaneers at the draft, but he may not be the best rookie at this position. Fellow draft pick Mike Williams has put together a strong off-season and now it looks like he’s won a starting job.

Date August 10th, 2010: Draft Board Updates, Part Seven | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
In our seventh update to the draft board, we have notes on different players who have injuries and are in competition for jobs. Percy Harvin is the top man in this update as he continues to have migraine problems and is missing time in camp.

1. Darren McFadden’s Hammy
2. James Jones vs. Jordy Nelson
2. Percy Harvin’s continued migraine problems
2. Eric Heitmann (C 49ers) out 6 – 8 Weeks
2. Robert Meachem Still Out With Toe Problem

Date August 10th, 2010: Thomas Jones To Start Over Jamaal Charles? | 2010 Fantasy Impact
Some fantasy football websites have ranked Jamaal Charles as a top ten option to select at running back this year. For a player that hasn’t put together a full season as a starter, I thought this might be a little premature as we haven’t seen Charles touch the football more than 230 times in a season.

Date August 10th, 2010: WR Bernard Berrian | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
Bernard Berrian’s fantasy value is moving up with Harvin and Rice having continued health problems.

Date August 10th, 2010: Ahmad Bradshaw To Start Over Brandon Jacobs?
Ahmad Bradshaw continues to run with the first team and Brandon Jacobs fantasy value is suffer for it.

Date August 9th, 2010: 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Sleeper: Texans RB Arian Foster
Even though fantasy owners continue to give Arian Foster little love over Steve Slaton and Ben Tate this summer he is poised to be the Texans starting runner come week one. The second year running back has done nothing but continue to build on his strong finish to the 2009 season and that is why he is primed for success.

Date August 9th, 2010: Draft Board Updates, Part Six | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
Take a listen to the podcast on this page for our recent thoughts on how current news has changed our opinion of their fantasy value.

The top story for this update is the failure of Devin Thomas as he is now running with the third string. Some had hopes of Thomas turning things around this year with Donovan McNabb on the team but it doesn’t look good now.

1. Cadillac Williams Should Start
2. Devin Thomas & Malcolm Kelly On Third String
2. Michael Jenkins out 4 to 6 weeks

Date August 9th, 2010: Draft Board Updates, Part Five | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
Take a listen to the podcast on this page for our recent thoughts on how current news has changed our opinion on players fantasy value. This update is all about the Denver Broncos as they have had many key injuries in training camp thus far.

1. Demaryius Thomas continued Foot Problem
2. Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter are down
3. Elvis Dumervil has left the building

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