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  1. This unfortunately is the truth, Payton is RBBC all day long on a whim. Last year "seemed: like a great year for Ingram too, guess who got burnt on that one . If you got a RB4 spot open and hes sitting there then I'd pull the trigger for the upside but thats about it.
  2. I'm not surprised by the Stacy doubts, same thing happened last season when he was a rookie and most thought he couldn't break through the competition (Pead and friends). Now its a rookie pick whose just going to come in a steamroll him out of a job. Mason is under-sized and frankly.. I just don't see anything special in the tape. in the NFL. I doubt he will ever be a 3 down back unless he makes a specific effort to add some pounds and it certainly wont happen this season. Do I see Mason coming in and adding a spark on 3rd downs, sure, but not enough to warrant him being a RB2 of anything. Lets also not forgot Stacy had this off-season to grow as a player and learn the system that much more. Even thinking about the 3.9 YPC from last season, its not bad when you consider the QB play and the defenses in the division.
  3. I like the Doug Flutie skills/style of play comparison. You're right, in the end its about football and this should cool-off quickly. The kid has flaws in his throwing motion which are amplified by his short stature so I've got concerns about his ability in the pocket right now but his unorthodox style and ability to extend plays outside the pocket makes him a true boom-or-bust player. He really is tough to try and figure out. The off-field stuff that causes concern for some are the latest that you mention but his dad threw him under the bus last summer saying their family and coaches at Texas A & M wanted John to seek counseling for alcohol and anger management which Johnny has admited to. Training camp in two week so this thread should get pretty boring unless Johnny tears it up or completely busts which I don't think happens. Preseason games are tailor made for his free lance style of play, easy reads. vanilla-D, soft coverages. and uncomplicated blitz packages. He might flash but Hoyer should be the starter. The Browns have an early BYE in week 4 but unless Hoyer's knee becomes a problem I don't think Hoyer loses the job then because once the shift gets made they won't turn back. It comes back to football and the kid still needs time. Its not just about the QB competition and Josh Gordon, the O-line is adding a rookie and the RB pecking order hasn't been settled. So on offense that is 1 new starting QB over last year, 1 new RB, 1 new OG, and at least 2 new WRs. That is a lot of change in personnel on offense. On defense adding two FA starters, SS Whitner and LB Carlos Dansby with two anticipated rookies CB Justin Gilbert and LB Christian Kirksey on defense for a grand total of 9 different starters. That's a lot. Dansby, Whitner, and Tate look like instant upgrades but their are questions with the rest begining with Hoyer's knee so I have absolutely no clue how the season plays out. You both are spot on IMO good posting.
  4. So what your saying is, they spent a 2nd round pick on a Goalline RB? Gio is not an every down NFL back, they have already began giving Hill 1st team reps alongside Gio. And I love Gio btw, I own him in many league but I know 2 RBs on this team are both capable of producing RB2 fantasy numbers... maybe more. Bringing receivers an TEs into the discussion is irrelevant outside of exceptions such as Denver, NE and GB - Cincy is far off of pass heavy.
  5. "In addition, text messages from Lloyd to his sister indicated that he knew he was in peril, McCauley said. He texted his sister reminding her of who he was with -- "I just want you to know," he wrote." If I need to text this, I know about the double murder - I'm jumping out the damn car.
  6. Recently gave up the 1.7 in a Dynasty Rookie Draft for Pierce. Could suck if they split down the middle for a couple seasons effectively negating each other from being viable RB1 material..
  7. My guess is he didn't want to be a snitch to his longtime friends who killed Odin while in or around the time of his company and tried to disassociate his possessions (home, rentals cars etc..) from the murder.
  8. Hilariously True, I think we just found the only player page bio needed.
  9. Pre-NFL (college performance, scouting reports), the name that has always stuck in my head as a comparison is Troy Williamson. Single season of explosive, but average production. Raw, but superbly talented athlete who is expected to take some time to adjust to the pro game. Now I have no reason to think he'll bust in the NFL like TW did, but that's the one guy I keep coming back to as a similiar prospect.Does Cordarelle Patterson have hands of stone?He's had a few drops from what I've seen. James Jones-esque, ugly. But the Vikings didn't draft him for his hands.He can catch short passes with ease.His hands are pretty small. I don't think that's helps him any.Love everything about his game except for the small hands..... Tavon has bigger hands than CP . His after the catch is unreal and elite though.
  10. When the dust settles I like Gillislee to win the job, probably my favorite late round rookie pick after Zac Stacy. If he can add maybe 5-10lbs of muscle he could be an every down back, hes good enough at everything and not great at one particular thing.
  11. My vote goes to Ray Rice. It was scary owning him in so many Dynasty leagues last year and watching Pierce come in and be just as effective if not better.
  12. Yeah, I get that. I'll have to see if I can dig up any video of Richardson's carries as a freshman. I think that's what is kind of lost on some when they look at Yeldon. He was just a freshman. He still have plenty of time left to improve in the areas of concern (pad level for one). Considering how well he played on such a big stage week in and week out, I am just absolutely sky high on this kid. And from everything I've read about him, he has a really good head on his shoulders. Shows up, performs well, and doesn't get caught up in the limelight. Absolutely zero knucklehead factor. ETA: Found from Richardson's freshman year. Quite a few runs I see pad level issues as well. Yeldon isn't as "squatty" as Richardson, so it's much more of an issue for him. But, I'm confident the coaches will bring him along.That's good stuff and good point about him being a fresheman. We know it but we kinda dismiss those things sometimes; that he's so young.So you're higher on him than the other freshmen RB? Purely self-serving quesiton as I am trying to understand the thought process of devy-leagues more. It just fascinates me that people draft these guys so young in these types of leagues; how people see the the diamond before its finished. I am definitely higher on him than other freshman RBs (or any other RB in college for that matter). I know guys love Gurley. I drafted Yeldon in a devy league last year (I think at 1.13 in a 14 team league), so I've watched him closely to this point. I try to be subjective when evaluating him as much as possible. As for seeing a diamond in the rough, I saw the spring game where he tore it up. The coaches all talked him up. He was a 5 star recruit. His measurables were elite for a college junior, let alone an 18 yo high school senior (6'1 205-210 4.43). I also didn't see Lacy as this insurmountable obstacle to playing time. I didn't foresee such a favorable split, but didn't see it as out of the question. Add all of that to the fact that Alabama has had a good string of getting their top RBs into the 1st round of the NFL draft. Even Glen Coffee was a 3rd round pick to a team that already had Frank Gore. Taking all of that into account, he was as can't miss to me as devy players get. I knew if I hit on him, I'd have gold, as he'd be a Top 3 pick in the devy draft this year. Thing you'll notice that separates Gurley from Yeldon is the ability to stay up after first contact. They both have excellent vision, I just need to see Yeldon add some physicality to his game for me to think hes and every down / pro bowl back. Gurley's got a stiff arm this is serious and knows how to use his weight to break simple arms tackles.
  13. I heart trash-time. Glad I rolled the dice on him tonight and even more pleased he looked healthy which bodes well going forward - seems like forever since hes been in my lineups.
  14. DMac, Dez, Decker, Titus Young ...just a few guys that have the talent but are causing my otherwise talented teams to lose early on. How long can someone be patient before your behind the 8ball and your teams in jeopardy of not making the playoffs?! Maybe I'm just sensitive because guys like Dez and Bowe burnt me bad last year trying to be "patient" with them.
  15. Wilson runs angry, I love it! (catch his highlights if you have'nt already). Despite the fact I think Wilson will slowly eat into Bradshaws time as the season progresses, I think its a win for Bradshaw who will be pushed to keep the peformance pace of Wilson - I'm buying Bradshaw in the Redraft and Wilson in the Dynastys.