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Cameron Artis-Payne SEC leading rusher....

05 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

I guess this is the time of year to bring up a guy like RB Artis-Payne the 5th round rookie pick for the Carolina Panthers.


Artis-Payne is the kind of player I like to take a flier on and let me tell you why. Now I get that most late round rb's end up being waiver wire fodder and are lucky to even make the squad they were drafted to.


However, who is Artis-Payne... 


-He lead the SEC in rushing last year. The same SEC that had Gurley, Yeldon, and Chubb in it. Now I know he had more carries than those guys but it is still a note worthy stat especially showing he is durable and can handle a big work load. Also in the SEC it is not as if he was playing a cup cake schedule.


-His stats this year: 303 carries, 1608 yards rushing for a 5.3 ypc and 13 tds. He also added 13 receptions for 147 yards.


-Combine stats: 5'10, 212 lbs, and he ran a 4.53 forty time. 36.5 inch vertical, 118 inch broad jump and 7.13 three cone.


-Artis Payne was a late bloomer. Took some time off then played 2 years of JUCO before playing his final 2 years at Auburn. He is an old rookie as he will be 24 when the NFL season starts.


-Stewart is number 1 on the depth chart but for the last 5 years Stewart has not managed to have more than 178 rushes in a season.


-He is in competition with Fozzy Whitaker who is on his 3 team and Jordan Todman who is in his 5th year in the league and has done absolutely nothing.


-There is a real chance that Artis-Payne wins the back up role behind Stewart and could be an injury away from being pretty good.  All of that at a bargain price.


Just throwing out a name that maybe is not high profile that you can get for cheap. If he does not pan out, no big deal. 



McFadden Stars aligning...Chapter 2 (Dallas)

01 May 2015 - 10:22 PM

Ok I know how many times he has burnt fantasy owners time and time again. He has teased with potential throughout his career. He has been often injured and often under performed. He has had many threads started on him but it is time to start Chapter 2 of his career. The Dallas Cowboys chapter.


When Murray left the Cowboys and Dallas picked up McFadden that at least gave him a pulse. As of right now it looks as though he is RB1 on the depth chart with arguably the best run blocking unit in the league. The thing that really has given this thing more legs after tonight is Dallas passed on RB's in the first 3 rounds. 


Is this the year that he arises from dead to make some noise? There is at least a chance of it happening now even if it is a small chance there is one there. I really don't know what to think I have in McFadden at this stage, but things look a lot better now than 4 months ago. 



Colts... Head scratching pick...

30 April 2015 - 09:32 PM

Did the Colts realize that their D was awful and can't stop anyone. They have 2 young very good WR's in Moncrief and Hilton. Signed a good vet WR in AJ. Two big TE's and have Gore.


They needed to go after D in the worst way. Brady just slices them up. This was just a wasted pick. Offence is not the problem. 

Percy Harvin... Future?

01 December 2014 - 09:23 PM

Harvin is a guy I like a lot in dynasty even now. I think he can be a good player if get gets 7 to 9 targets a game. He was so good when this was the case in Minnesota. He then goes to Seattle a offense that is not built for passing.  He falls out of favor with the coach only to get moved to a worst situation.


What do others think of the future for Harvin? 



Geno Smith bargain price...get on board this bandwagon...

28 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

As a dynasty owner in a start 2 qb league who owns Geno Smith I am impressed with what is transpiring in New York.  Geno locked himself in a classroom all off season. Not only did he work on knowing his offence inside and out, but he watched game film of the defences he will be playing against this upcoming year. He was getting reads on the defences  and coordinators tendencies etc.  He also spent time in the gym working out hard, increasing his strength and speed as well as working on his QB footwork.


Geno now has a vet back up QB who will push him and make him better. He has a new weapon in Decker and a boost in the running game with Chris Johnson. All the news so far is he is a different QB, one who is confident in himself and gaining the confidence of his coaching staff and team-mates.  He took a beating by many people in the media and fantasy football circles which is leading to a very underrated player heading into this year.


I think Geno is poised to have a very good year. He has an outside shot at finishing just inside the top 12 fantasy QB and in dynasty he his price is cheap. His passing will be much improved and he gets you fantasy points with his legs as he did have 366 yards rushing and 6 td's on the ground in year 1. 


Phil Simms mentioned that had Geno been in this years draft he would have been the first QB taken. There is a ton of optimism for Manuel but it is rare for anyone to be on the Geno bandwagon.  I am starting up the train and there is a very good bang for your buck opportunity here.


Not to late to climb on board.