IDP Week 8 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

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Faithful Fellow IDP Mates,

Due to my waiver wire pickups being published elsewhere, I have been asked to stop posting it for free on my blog.  I created this blog 6 years ago to locate friends who are also passionate about IDP fantasy football. And boy did I ever find them.  And because you have been such good friends and so loyal to me, I will create new content that I am not being paid for elsewhere and continue to do my best to answer any general IDP questions you have.

I'll still stay in weekly contact with my most faithful follower who I know will stick around for the small talk, if nothing else.

Thank you and let's call this a new beginning,

Monk

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

darkside101 said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

darkside101 said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

darkside101 said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

darkside101 said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

darkside101 said...

that damn fantasy guru. Im a subscriber to fantasy guru and I hope your waiver wire is up on fantasy guru as quick as it was on here. I always came here cause it was here first. And not on Guru till the next day.

Michael Monk said...

Haha, I agree. That's why I became the first IDP guy to every publish anything on Sunday nights because I know people are in leagues where they want it as early as possible to beat out others in there league. Are you signed up for my free email?

darkside101 said...

Yes I am. I just sent a message on Fantasy Guru complaining. They post regular waiver wire at about midnight monday morning. So I pay for info so I'm thinking your's should be up on Guru at the same time. Your info is just as important.

Anonymous said...

That's a bummer! This blog has been awesome and I always manage to stay about a year ahead of my league following you. Past home run pickups have included Bowman, Bishop, Branch, and Chancellor.

darkside101 said...

And yeah I need it Sunday night just to double check with my own thoughts. I'm in an open waivers league and info the next day won't do me much good. Thank you tho. Are you ever on XM with any of them?

darkside101 said...

you know, this brings up something else that has been bothering me. On yahoo I've noticed the last two years at least that the little blurbs on the matchup ratings thing. They are the exact match to the little blurbs on the Fantasy Guru projections by each player. So my point being I can read the same advice on Yahoo for free?? I always thought that was BS. So how can they not want you to post it for free but it looks like to me they are doing the exact same thing???

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear someone is stealing your WW articles.. :(
I'm signed up for the email, and appreciate your work and insight!

BTW, any idea what happened to Schofield this week? I picked him up when McCarthy wasnt going to play, and got a big fat 0...ugh.
I lost last week because of McCarthy, hope this doesnt make it two in a row.
(I've got McCarthy AND Angerer, who have monopolized my bench for the last 4 weeks...going to have to let someone go, and dont know what to do. any opinions?)

Steve

Thelen said...

Love your work monk. Really appreciate everything you've done with this blog through the years. But more importantly how are you doing in your idp expert league? :)

Thx for everything cya inside the fantasyguru :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Monk!
Great blog, I really appreciate all the help you've given me with your site.
Hope to receive your weekly waiver wire advice, I just signed up!
Thanks,

Alex.

Dain Petersen said...

So would Fantasy guru be carrying the same content. I need my weekly pick-up column.

Dain Petersen said...

So the same column will now be on Fantasy guru right. I need my Pick ups.

Anonymous said...

I posted a comment earlier, hopefully it didnt get eaten by the net.
You have a great site! Thank you for all your assistance over the last few years.

So what do you think about Angerer and McCarthy going forward?
I'm vascilating over picking up Burfict. It seems that Angerer and McCarthy both have potential, but at this point it is unrealized for both. Keep hanging with them or dump one (both)?

Steve

Tyler Gonerka said...

This is extremely unfortunate. Your blog is the first one I go every week. Where will you be posting now?

Tyler Gonerka said...

This is extremely unfortunate. Your blog is the first one I go every week. Where will you be posting now?

Tyler Gonerka said...

This is extremely unfortunate. Your blog is the first blog I read every week. Where can I get more of your fantasy writing?

Anonymous said...

So wait you were posting on fantasy guru as well and getting paid for it? are you able to provide it in your weekly email?

Anonymous said...

so where the heck to i go now to get your waiver wire pickups?

Cassie said...

What the what! I go here all the time. Geesh.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for 3-4 years now (as long as I've been playing FF), but never posted. Have to say I'm pretty bummed; I've always enjoyed the column and benefitted from the advice. Guess you gotta make a living, though I'm not sure I can swing that subscription fee. Anyway, hopefully you won't disappear completely. Thanks.

Eddie G said...

Hey Monk, just signed up for ur free email... How can I get this weeks IDP pickups?

Eddie G said...

Hey Monk,
Just signed up for your free email.. How can I get this weeks post on IDP pickups?

Michael Monk said...

Sign up for free Monk Mail folks. The rule is I can't publish on this blog.

Anonymous said...

That's a bummer. I don't understand though, who said you can't publish on the blog?

Ivar G. Anderson said...

I second the suggest to sign up for the Monk Mail, it's a great way to get the weekly information. I am also a Guru subscriber and was glsd to see you on board with your IDP analysis. I still plan on logging in every week to the blog.
Over the past few seasons, this has been one of my favorite sources, both for suggestions on pickups, as well as to measure my abilities to target some of the same players Michael highlights in my articles.
Again, sign up for the e-mail, you will be glad you took the time.

Cassie said...

How do we sign up for the e-mail?

Anonymous said...

Wow Monk this really adds to my mid-seasons stress. I appreciate the column that you've maintained over the last couple of years. I look forward to heeding your fantasy advice elsewhere. All the best!

Anonymous said...

How do I sign up for monk mail?

Anonymous said...

Monk, I can keep 4 LB's. I have S Weatherspoon, P Angerer, P Riley and L Kuechly. Should I drop one for C McCarthy who is on waivers and may be back this week? Looking for ROS outlook. League is 1pt tackle, 6pt Int, 6pt sack.
Thanks! Dan

Anonymous said...

You rule dude! Do what you gottta do. Love your advice. Always have. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Help out the brothers dude.

Lots of free stuff that is why it called the internet...

Anonymous said...

Monk, How would you rank these LB's this week? I need to play 3. S. Weatherspoon, Angerer, Riley, Kuechly. Should I drop one for McCarthy who is on waivers?

Also, I have J. Smith, Wake, and C Jones at DL. Which 2 are the better play this week? I've seen rankings with each over the other two.
Thanks!
Dan

ET5115 said...

Hands down, you have single handedly given me a leg up in my FFL with your IDP insight. Signing up for e-maillll.......NOW. Thanks for your hard work.

Michael Monk said...

ANSWER:
Steve,

I think Jurrell Freeman will still have more value on the Colts than Angerer this week as they are going to be very careful with him, but obviously he'll be the most valuable on the team once he gets back up to speed. Injured guys like this are always very frustrating to owners.

McCarthy is similar right now. It's just one of those cases that he's healthy when he's healthy. I'm in the same boat. We just have to watch the reports. Similar to how I feel as both a Jimmy Graham and Hernandez owner right now.


ANSWER:
Dan,
Angerer probably won't be fully healthy for a couple more weeks and McCarthy is tricky right now too so that's a VERY difficult call. I'm leaning toward McCarthy, but how do you drop Angerer? If you can stay put, just stay put.
I like Wake & Smith match ups best!

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