Archive for September 2009

Parting Thoughts from the Patriots Week 3 Matchup

September 30, 2009

Everyone has their own reactions to the game. Here are mine via the SoB Blog. You can have your reaction in the comments section of the article so feel free to post away!

Week 4 Pickups

September 30, 2009
    Owners lucky enough to pick up Glen Coffee can enjoy a cup (above) Sunday as they watch him face a porous Rams' defense.

Owners lucky enough to pick up Glen Coffee can enjoy a cup (above) Sunday as they watch him face a porous Rams' defense.

Week 4 marks the beginning of bye weeks and with as many injuries as there are this year you will need to work the waiver wire with great accuracy so that your team isn’t left with crap in your starting lineup. It’s not good for your team or the environment. Here are my top pickups for week 4:

Glen Coffee, RB, San Francisco

Drink him up while you can. OK, so there could have been any number of jokes used here and I probably didn’t use the best one in my column, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is the starter for the 49ers the next three weeks while Frank Gore nurses a foot sprain. Coffee looked good in the preseason and is in no danger of losing carries to Michael Robinson. He is by far the best pickup of the week.

Tashard Choice, RB, Dallas

Another RB who benefits from injuries. Choice got the bulk of the work last week thanks to Marion Barber being ruled out before game time and Felix Jones tweaking his knee eight carries into the game. Choice did not disappoint with 22 touches for 118 yards and a score. With Denver, Kansas City, Atlanta and Seattle as the next four matchups, look for Choice to be a useful play even if Marion Barber or Felix Jones returns to the lineup.

Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jacksonville

Torry Holt who? Sims-Walker is emerging as the number one wide out in Jacksonville, and any top receiver is worth owning in any league that I’m in. Garrard and the Jaguars have been getting some garbage time fantasy points and Walker has been benefitting with 12 catches for 187 yards and a score in the last two weeks. Consider yourself informed.

Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia

Not enough people own this guy and yet he keeps putting up great numbers. So far on the season he has 22 catches for 245 yards and two scores. It’s not like he has done it all in one game either because he has at least six catches in every game so far. Obviously he has a bye week this week, but if you can spare the bench spot I would stash him and start him the rest of the season.

Bengals D/ST

I’m all in on the Bengals this season. Their defense looks very good and it features one of the best corners in the league in Leon Hall. They are somewhat susceptible to the run game, but I think that if the matchup is right this squad can be a very nice fantasy option. By the way, the Bengals face the Cleveland Browns this week.

Week 3: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

September 24, 2009

For the teams that started the fantasy season 0-2 like mine did, week 3 is a must win. Check out my weekly start ’em/sit ’em column at the SoB Blog.

Huskies Basketball Getting Some R-E-S-P-E-K

September 24, 2009
Photo courtesy of GoNU.com

(Photo courtesy of GoNU.com)

I’m going to give my Huskies some love here on this blog. If there’s one team to be excited about this year it’s the Huskies’ men’s basketball team. We should be excited about them all, but if I had to choose one then this team would be it. They are returning four starters from last year’s impressive squad, including Matt Janning, who was named to the All-CAA First Team. The team has improved every year since 2006 and looks to make the jump into the NCAA tournament this year. Here are some places you can go to get your Northeastern Men’s Basketball fix…

That should be enough to keep you occupied. Until next time… GO HUSKIES!

Patriots Week 2 in Review

September 23, 2009

Here is what I took from the Patriots game vs. the Jets on Sunday from sportsofboston.com blog.

Introducing the Boston Sports Beat!

September 22, 2009
That's me pondering which two players to start out of Leon Washington, Mike Bell, Derrick Mason and Kevin Walter. I think I'm going Washington and Mason.

That's me pondering which two players to start out of Leon Washington, Mike Bell, Derrick Mason and Kevin Walter. I went Washington and Mason and lost.

Welcome!

The Boston Sports Beat is your one stop for all Boston sports and fantasy news, analysis and advice. I will also be covering news from major sports teams around the Boston Area because, let’s face it, they are a big deal here. I will also be showcasing my fantasy sports expertise (you can be the judge) in baseball, football and basketball.

Here is some background on me. I am a senior journalism major at Northeastern University and will be graduating in December. I have been a Boston sports fan (with a couple other favorite teams mixed in) my entire life and have been playing fantasy sports since 2001. I am currently writing for another Boston-based sports blog (www.sportsofboston.com) so some of my content will be linked there to avoid any duplicating posts. I don’t want to be accused of plagiarizing myself you know!

The weekly schedule will go something like this…

  • Sunday/Monday: Covering the Patriots game
  • Tuesday: Patriots week in review (linked to SoB Blog) + waiver wire pickups
  • Wednesday: Various Boston sports news opinions
  • Thursday: Start ‘Em/Sit’ Em article (linked to SoB Blog
  • Friday/Saturday: Preview upcoming Patriots game

Look’s pretty busy but should be fun!
Also don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @BOSsportsbeat