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  1. I own Eifert in all my PPR - TE Premium scoring leagues and I won't trade him unless I get that offer that you cannot refuse. Who is your back up TE? Is there some way you can get some RB help by draft or trading from a position on your roster with good depth?
  2. x2 - the two things that stick out are you can deal a QB or two, and you should target a solid starting RB in a trade. Your team is aging, but you do have some time to add young depth, so I would stay competitive and add young pieces as you go.
  3. x2 Grab Zeke and don't think twice about it. Your team will be competitive. With two good RBs that will take some pressure off of your WRs. Fleener will be good in New Orleans, and I agree Smith will be good depth with the WRs. After you grab Zeke, start building your WR depth and get a QB prospect along the way, and you should be in good shape.
  4. Your WR depth could use some upgrading, especially if you will start four WRs pretty regularly. Honestly, I cannot give you a good answer on what strategy to follow in building up your roster, unless we know your complete roster and what draft picks you have available for 2016. Jordy has had hip and ACL surgeries within the last several years, so with his current age, I not sure how much longer he can be counted on.
  5. Watkins because Landry was depended on way too much for Miami. Landry had almost three times more catches than any other Miami receiver. Parker should get a bigger piece of the pie of touches, and Miami drafted a few rookie WRs to develop. Landry will not be the only reliable target in Miami in 2016. Is this dynasty or redraft?
  6. I play in 12 team IDP dynasty leagues, and that is one great deal for Team A
  7. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000651733/article/still-no-resolution-on-gordons-reinstatement-status
  8. Hey Bayhawks, I respectfully disagree (to a point). If there are pictures or documentation showing that Gordon is in good physical shape, that does show some discipline and desire to be a good football player. It might show a desire to change from past behavior. I do agree with you that being in good shape does not equal good football shape, but it does show some basic discipline and desire on Gordon part. I am not sure how most players can really be in football shape during the off season, everybody's body does need some time to rest and heal. Some pro football players eat their way out of the NFL, currently Eddie Lacy of Green Bay is over weight and he needs to slim down or he will not be an effective player in the NFL. Gordon may only be in good shape, but that is a lot better than being overweight or obviously out of shape. I also agree with you that when the OTAs and preseason starts that will tell us if Gordon is really ready to play.
  9. Saw these stories in the Footballguys.com News Section: http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2016/02/roger_goodell_needs_josh_gordo.html#incart_river_index Roger Goodell says Josh Gordon must convince him he won't slip up again if reinstated http://espn.go.com/blog/cleveland//post/_/id/827/nfl-wants-josh-gordon-to-show-hes-changed-before-reinstatement NFL wants Josh Gordon to show he's changed before reinstatement
  10. http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-colin-kaepernick-does-not-want-to-play-for-jets/ar-BBp5br8?ocid=ansmsnsports11 Report: Colin Kaepernick does not want to play for Jets Read this today
  11. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000625769/article/josh-gordon-applies-for-reinstatement-to-nfl Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement to NFL From NFL.com
  12. Maybe the sample size for Gurley isn't very big, but I'll be happy with any rookie that is recovering/have recovered from knee surgery and performing like Gurley is. Imagine the Rams with a passing game good enough for the other team's defense to respect it and not stack the box. I own him in one league and, I couldn't imagine wanting to trade him.
  13. I would have easily rejected those offers as well. Nothing excites me about any of them.x2
  14. If this is your worst dynasty offer, you should count your blessings. Actually the worst trade offer that I had received was back in either 2004/2005, when I picked up this orphan team, and I ran out of useable QBs that actually had the possibility of scoring in fantasy football because of injury. Someone offered me Rich Gannon for my first round pick. This trade was actually useless because Rich Gannon had just suffered a serious neck injury wasn't even playing while he was near the end of his career. I just mentioned the above offer because I just received it, and I couldn't believe someone actually took the time to make an offer like that.
  15. Just had received an offer of: give 1.01 and my 4.08 get 1.02 and his 4.02 Always wanted to deal out of the 1.01 for just moving up 6 picks in the fourth round in our dynasty rookie draft.
  16. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000492509/article/bryce-petty-david-cobb-among-impact-players-drafted-on-day-3 Need to scroll down near the bottom of the page to read about Jake Ryan.
  17. Dealt Hillman and a LB, when I was offered Davante Adams and Frank Gore. Didn't want to deal with the Denver RB headaches, and I have a ton of RB depth without Hillman. Maybe the other guy will get the best part of this deal, but Gore is helping me in the short run, and I am excited about Adam's future. If Adams develops like people think he might, he could be a handful. Hillman is just another piece in the Denver RB puzzle (that's their system). Hillman need the right situation to produce. Can't people realize that?
  18. Buffalo had 546 rushing attempts last year, almost 10% more than the 2nd and 3rd place SF and Seattle. Spiller has never had more than about 200 carries in a season (202 and 207 the last two years). Even if he bumps up to ~250, there's still another 250-300 carries in the design of the offense. Fred Jackson is 33 years old. There's room for Brown to have value as Spiller's backup either in 2014 if Fjax is hurt/too old/or gone, and certainly in 2015. I drafted Bryce in the 20th round of a start up earlier this year, and he's 22 turning 23 in a few days, with 2x by 150+ yard and 2 TD games under his belt. I'd expect him to go somewhere in the 10-15th round range now. Brown doesn't need to 'supplant' Spiller as a starter to have value... I'd say his value has already jumped a bit due to the trade, but could easily jump more if Fjax goes down in 2014, and certainly in 2015. Sure, they had 546 rushing attempts last year, IF you include the QB and WR rushes. Since Brown is unlikely to play either QB or WR, it doesn't make much sense to include their totals in this discussion. With regards to RBs, Spiller had 201 (while dinged/hurt much of the year), FJax had 207, and the rest of the RBs totals 47 (and another 11 receptions). I don't see Brown getting much more than 75 rushes and 5-10 catches, unless one of the 2 RBs ahead of him get hurt. He is, FF speaking, a handcuff. If you draft him, you are protecting yourself against an injury to the Buff RB(s) that you own, or you are "hoping" for an injury to one of the other two. Barring injury, Brown doesn't have an FF value, beyond that of an insurance policy/trade bait. Not a chance Jackson gets 207 carries again this year. It's impossible to say how it al shakes out, but Brown certainly has a reasonable chance to tote the rock 150 times What, exactly, are you basing this absolute statement on? What quote, insider information, etc tells you that Jackson has no chance to get 207 carries in 2014? Because it seems like your guessing. Because while the chances aren't good, as Lloyd Christmas might say, "you're saying there's a chance." What is more "reasonable" to expect is for Spiller to get the lion's share of the RB carries (maybe 250), FJax to drop off some, (125-150), and for Brown to pick up the scraps that the other Buff RBs got last year (maybe 75, even though last year, the "other" RBs got less than 50 carries). 150 isn't a reasonable projection for Buffalo's #3 RB, it's triple what they got last year. Don't know how many carries Brown will get next year, but if I can get him cheap, I like his potential ff scoring ability in Buffalo right now. Brown and Spiller are different types of RBs. I really don't care about how many carries he gets with Fred Jackson still there in the short run. If Brown can score like Fred Jackson in 2013, I would like the RB depth that he brings to my team.
  19. I agree that it's unlikely that Sproles role would dissipate much barring injury, but I don't see Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram's presence as that big of an obstacle, hypothetically. Say Pierre Thomas gets injured and misses 1-2 games, which isn't that big of an if, I don't see anything stopping Khiry from getting a chance and running away with the main rushing duties even when Thomas returned. Thomas hasn't ran for over 600 yards in a season in 3 years, and Ingram's been terrible throughout his NFL career so far. And even if no one gets injured, Ingram/Thomas/Sproles are all pretty incompetent goal line backs, so I'd be surprised if Khiry doesn't get a shot at goal line carries sometime this season no matter what. Robinson might be good enough if given the chance but how many times have we heard this story with Payton? Someone goes down and another body steps in to take his place and every back on the roster, not named Sproles, can hope for 12 touches on a good week. If PT gets hurt this year Ingram will be back in the rotation. When Sproles, PT and Ingram leave two or three other backs will be brought in to platoon. Let's face it, Payton is the very definition of a RBBC coach. Most people understand this, Robinson could still have value as a flex play. In my league we start 2 backs and 2 flexes. At the cost of a roster spot, I could may fill one of those spots next year with a back getting 10 to 15 touches a week in a high powered offense. I don't think anyone is saying this kid is the next Arian Foster, but there is nothing wrong with him being the next Joquie Bell either. Leagues like Zealots and other NON PPR leagues have the starting requirements that you can start 3 RBs, so this having a 3rd good starting RB along with good RB depth is critical in some leagues. There also are leagues with 53 man rosters, so this potential waiver wire, roster spot, and finding good sleepers is an important issue in some leagues.
  20. The concern is draft position. The concern is the fact that RB needy teams passed on him, for, what we were told, and what looked like, lesser options. The concern is health/pro-day. I just don't think Franklin has anything to do with Lacy's value. Lacy's either good enough and healthy enough, or he's not. Franklin's a backup level player, drafted in the 4th, where backup level players are drafted. I think the Packers drafted him as depth. The concern is bigger than health/pro day. All of the concerns about Lacy: -Health. He's never sustained this in his career. From turf toe to hamstring to teams taking him off their boards. -Motivation. He didn't perform well at his pro day, but some felt the biggest concern was work ethic/motivation. To be an every down back, you have to be in great shape, he wasn't. -Inflated stats due to situation. Some felt he wasn't as good as his numbers dictated. Not Lacy's fault, just like it's not Timmy Chang's fault. -Overall athleticism. This came into question when he broad jumps 9'7, short shuttles 4.44, vertical 32.5, and 40 yard dash between 4.58-4.62. -Packers drafted Franklin in the 4th round. It shows they needed depth, yes. But also that they may want to force competition, which doesn't evoke confidence in just Lacy. 4th round picks and later can be NFL starters at RB too. Franklin ran a 4.49 at the combine and may take over 3rd down duties. The main issue is that what was going to be an awesome landing spot for Lacy, now looks muddied. Lacy may be 1st/2nd down guy with Franklin on 3rd downs. Or it could be an even split. Either way, GB doesn't give a ton of touches to it's RBs(even near the GL). So if they all don't go to one RB, it really hurts their FF value. How does competition guarantee lack of confidence? Don't all NFL use competition to improve players or their player depth? That is an assumption, I am looking for facts. Fact is despite all of those red flags, Lacy was still considered a top RB prospect in this year's draft. He is a great swing for the fences player, but he does carry a lot of risk.
  21. Again, he had the toe problem and then went out and had an exceptional year. How is that a HUGE problem? It's a problem because it wasn't a one year thing. His toe has been a continual problem every year. In fact, Lacy was only fully healthy the last few games of 2012. Then he got hurt again. The NFL saw a pattern and in turn, drafted other RBs in front of him. Please don't let the Green and Gold get in the way of rational thinking. This isn't _______ FBG user's opinion, the NFL passed on him for Bernard, Bell, Ball. The Packers drafted another RB in the 4th, it shows that GB had a concern as well. Now days with ACL tears and other similar injuries, can a toe injury by itself be that much of a concern? What about today's medical technology? I know a toe injury can be serious, but how often are they serious where a player's career is definitely shorten? During the NFL draft Mike Mayock stated that Lacy's injury concerns were only border line. Lacy medical issues were not hidden secrets, so what gives? There are other players with some questions on their medical. Players who tore ACLs ect,, but do I see an issue of these situations on these forums? So, I have to wonder the extent of Lacy's toe injury. I agree with technology it shouldn't be the biggest issue. However, the Steelers took him off of their board due to the toe injury http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000165051/article/eddie-lacys-toe-injury-reportedly-turned-off-steelers Yea, I read that article when it first came out, and as a Packer homer I know how good a GM Thompson is, so I am not yet writing off Lacy. In a draft with no star RBs, one or two teams taking a player off their draft board causes a concern, but every teams take players off their draft boards, and in the era of specialization in the NFL, I am fact gathering because I haven't yet written Lacy off as having great ff potential. Now if some facts come out that definitely prove Lacy's situation is bad, then I drop him down. I am not yet making a position on this discussion yet, I want to hear the whole story.
  22. Ted Thompson traded down several times during this draft, and he has a history of trading down to gain more picks in past drafts, so what is the concern here? Green Bay made about ten or eleven picks in this draft, so why is trading up to the fourth round when someone has a bunch of later picks to get a good player in the fourth round a guaranteed concern over a player drafted earlier? Could it not be possible that Ted traded down just far enough in the second round to get one of his top RB prospects in this draft? My main point is I just can't see this situation as a guaranteed huge concern for Lacy. A concern yes, but the question is how big of a concern.
  23. Again, he had the toe problem and then went out and had an exceptional year. How is that a HUGE problem? It's a problem because it wasn't a one year thing. His toe has been a continual problem every year. In fact, Lacy was only fully healthy the last few games of 2012. Then he got hurt again. The NFL saw a pattern and in turn, drafted other RBs in front of him. Please don't let the Green and Gold get in the way of rational thinking. This isn't _______ FBG user's opinion, the NFL passed on him for Bernard, Bell, Ball. The Packers drafted another RB in the 4th, it shows that GB had a concern as well. Now days with ACL tears and other similar injuries, can a toe injury by itself be that much of a concern? What about today's medical technology? I know a toe injury can be serious, but how often are they serious where a player's career is definitely shorten? During the NFL draft Mike Mayock stated that Lacy's injury concerns were only border line. Lacy medical issues were not hidden secrets, so what gives? There are other players with some questions on their medical. Players who tore ACLs ect,, but do I see an issue of these situations on these forums? So, I have to wonder the extent of Lacy's toe injury.
  24. Again, he had the toe problem and then went out and had an exceptional year. How is that a HUGE problem? It's a problem because it wasn't a one year thing. His toe has been a continual problem every year. In fact, Lacy was only fully healthy the last few games of 2012. Then he got hurt again. The NFL saw a pattern and in turn, drafted other RBs in front of him. Please don't let the Green and Gold get in the way of rational thinking. This isn't _______ FBG user's opinion, the NFL passed on him for Bernard, Bell, Ball. The Packers drafted another RB in the 4th, it shows that GB had a concern as well. As a Packer fan, I have trouble buying the bolded above because Green Bay had nothing at RB last year but a few sleepers, and some RB depth was needed in Green Bay, no matter what RB they chose in the second round. Thompson is all about value and best player available, and then he traded up, and I knew he had a special player in mind. When the pick was Franklin, I was initially surprised, but as I thought about it Franklin was excellent value at that point in the draft, and in today's NFL depth is just common sense, not just a concern for a specific player. If Green Bay wants to be physical and run the ball this year two good RBs make a lot of sense in the real Life NFL. Don't get me wrong the fused toe is a concern, but the question is, how much of a concern. Some people appear to have a vested interest in Lacy dropping in their fantasy drafts, where I am just looking for good information.