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  1. This is not a good sign. PFF has rankings out for the QB, o-line, and RB situation for each team. The Bears o-line is ranked 30th. This is what they have to say about it: 30. Chicago Bears Projected starters: LT Charles Leno, LG Ted Larsen, C Hroniss Grasu, RG Kyle Long, RT Bobby Massie Roster depth: Cody Whitehair, Nate Chandler, Cornelius Edison Key stat: The only projected Bears starter with an overall grade above 50.0 (on a 1–100 scale) last year was Kyle Long, at 61.1. The Bears had four offensive linemen last season with an above-average grade, and three of them left via free agency. Neither Charles Leno nor Hroniss Grasu looked great in their time at left tackle and center, yet both are expected to be starters in 2016. Kyle Long is moving back to right guard, where he looked very good in 2014, and Bobby Massie is taking over at right tackle; the former Cardinal’s 92.4 pass-blocking efficiency mark was tied for fourth-lowest among NFL tackles in 2015. The Bears RBs are ranked 28th. This is what they have to say: 28. Chicago Bears Starter: Jeremy Langford Backups: Jordan Howard, Ka’Deem Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers Key stat: Jeremy Langford’s eight drops were the most of any running back last season. I think it’s fair to say that, of all the sophomore running backs coming into this season as starters, Jeremy Langford’s job is in the most danger. Out of 52 qualifying backs, Langford finished dead last in elusive rating (10.3) and second-to-last in yards after contact per attempt (1.76). Jordan Howard (Indiana), on the other hand, was one of our top-rated running backs in the draft, and has impeccable vision. The rookie could easily be starting by the season’s end. They rank the Bears QB situation at 22nd. Here is the comment on that: 22. Chicago Bears Starter: Jay Cutler Backup: Brian Hoyer Key stat: Cutler’s 11 interceptions in 2015 comprised the second-lowest season total of his career. Jay Cutler is one of those quarterbacks that probably ends up as an average overall player, but will rarely be average in the process of getting there. He still makes some staggering throws, and still makes the kind of bonehead plays that have blighted his career and would frustrate the coach of a rookie QB. 10 of his 16 starts last season were graded either firmly in the green or firmly in the red, with only the remaining six somewhere in the middle as average outings. Brian Hoyer is an interesting player as a backup, because his play seems to turn into a pumpkin consistently around Week 10 of an NFL season. If the Bears need to call on him before that point, they’re likely in good shape, but if it’s after, you won’t find many worse QBs.
  2. I am in an FFPC dynasty start up that drafts in a couple of weeks. Since draft slots were released about a week ago. Since then there have been 11 trades, most involving four to six picks. That seems like a lot. Is that normal? The other question I have is how do you value 2017 rookie picks compared to picks in a start up draft? We have had a couple of offers involving 2017 rookie picks. I've heard that the 2017 class is supposed to be really strong. So I just don't know how to value the future rookie picks.
  3. I agree. It is like the guy doesn't recognize that rookie picks have a different value than start up picks. Pretty one-sided IMO
  4. In an FFPC dynasty start up. 2016 1.10, 2.03, 4.03, 8.03 for 2017 Rd 1-7 picks 2016 3.11 and 2016 7.11
  5. Thanks to everyone for the great advice. I think it is going to be a lot of fun.
  6. One of the things that makes this league unique is the short benches. You only have 20 players during the season, and have to cut to 16 at the end of February. That leaves little room to draft players that have to sit for a couple of years and develop. You just don't have the roster space to do that. It is TE premium, but how often do you see a TE come in to the league and immediately produce? Gronk had 10 TDs his rookie year, but only 548 yards receiving. Eifert is more prototypical. He had two underwhelming years, then really stepped up last year. Many WRs have the same career trajectory. RBs can step in and immediately be productive. I would lean toward being a WR heavy drafter, but I would lean towards rookie RBs in a rookie draft.
  7. I appreciate all the advice. This is a $500 FFPC dynasty. I'm not as worried about it disbanding as I would be if it was local league. That was one of the biggest stumbling blocks of starting a local league is having dedicated owners. I was looking at that, but opted for entering one of the FFPC start ups. I love the format.
  8. I'm drafting my first dynasty team in a dynasty start up in June. I joined UTH for dynasty advice. I know that Rotoviz has a lot of good dynasty articles. What other dynasty sites are you guys using? UTH has a trade calculator. Any other options for a dynasty trade calculator that anyone has used and been happy with?
  9. I think one will be in the top half and one in the bottom half of the draft, but it depends how things play out. Interesting trade though.
  10. FFPC 2016 1.01 for Jarvis Landry, 2017 1, 2017 1
  11. In Peter King's column on Monday he says the Cowboys were also interested in Floyd. The Cowboys were talking to the Ravens about moving back from 4 to 6. They were going to move back and take Elliot. They wanted a second and a third, while the Ravens were only offering a second and a fourth. The Ravens wanted to move up for Ramsey. They stood fast on the second and third and the Ravens wouldn't do it. According to King, if the Cowboys moved back and didn't get either Ramsey or Elliot they were going to take Floyd. He also said that they were really trying to move back up in the first to get Lynch. They talked with a number of teams in that range, but no one bit. If the Ravens had given the second and third for the move up to 4 the Cowboys would have had the ammo to move up to get Lynch. Interesting.
  12. The Bears got very good grades out of PFF,, and Mel Kiper. I think that the TE class was really weak, so they didn't have a lot of options in the draft that were much better than players they could sign as UDFAs. I do wish the Bears had used one of those fourth round picks to sign a QB. I think they should sign a QB at least every other year. Hoyer is a solid back up, but they need a QB to develop.
  13. The first two picks in the fourth were projected as special teams players. Way too early to be picking players that are primarily special teams players. The fourth should have been a QB, RB and perhaps a TE. The secondary better be greatly improved after spending all these picks on it. I wasn't happy with day one, very happy with day two, disappointed with day three.
  14. I was expecting a QB and RB in this round. They need corner, TE, safety, more depth on the d-line, in addition to QB and RB. Not thrilled with this LB pick. Silly to move up for this guy.
  15. Good pick again, solid value, nice player.