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  1. Here's the problem with that logic: If you have a stud QB/WR like Ben/Brown, there's no strategy needed because you are almost certainly starting both. If you don't have a stud WR, then there are no guarantees you'll "neutralize" anyone. Maybe you start Moncrief against Luck and Hilton lights it up. Or you start Ginn and Cam throws everything to Olsen. Only scenario where it might enter into your thinking is a mediocre QB with a stud WR, say, starting Hoyer over another middling QB because you're facing Hopkins. But then, as you said, the WR is getting more per catch than his QB. Still, in that situation if you're the heavy favorite it could at least somewhat mitigate Hopkins going off. I still would only use it as an absolute tie-breaker between a very close call. (Incidentally, I faced that scenario last week -- no strategy behind it, Hoyer was the best QB option available -- and as it happened, he threw three TDs, none to Nuk. That was awesome.) What if you have 2 stud options at QB and you're facing one of the QBs stud WR though? (That's what we are talking about.)
  2. I've always felt that having the WR is better than having the QB in this spot because every play the QB makes to the WR increases the WR team's score by more points on the same play. Big Ben's likelihood for a big game is usually linked to Antonio Brown having a big game, especially given the offense and Brown's talent. So I think if you play Big Ben you cap yourself more than you cap your opponent and also if PIT gets shut down you are worse off if you have the QB.
  3. Alf Blue has turf toe.
  4. Anyone got a link to the run? gif?
  5. This is not an IDP topic per se, but I want to ask you here because it's the forum I respect the most. I have noticed all your work analyzing injury mechanisms and I'm wondering if you are seeing patterns in the way players move and take/avoid contact in relation to injuries. People say things like "he runs high, so he's likely to get hurt" or whatever, but what would a scientist say? With your expertise and experience can you shed light on any particular players who don't know how to take hits and if it really matters? Like for instance have you noticed how AJ Green likes to land on 1 leg on a lot of jumping catches? I think he got hurt on Hard Knocks doing it, but don't quote me on that. I've heard LaDainian Tomlinson talk about some running backs naturally knowing how to go down when tackled and I want to try to understand this aspect from a professionals point of view. Are you noticing dangerous mechanisms that are common to individual players that aren't resulting in injury that you would put a high probability on eventually leading to injury? I really don't know if there is anything to it or not, so I'm just asking you to speak on things that may be subtle and I really don't know specifically what to even ask. Does a player with duck feet have a better chance of coming back from a knee surgery than a player that runs pigeon toed? Stuff like that, which I understand may sound really silly... until perhaps the right person makes the right observation.
  6. Were lines moving because of their info?
  7. Week 14 MIN @ ARZ [Thursday Night] - 4 days after playing SEA in MIN KC vs SD PIT @ CIN Week 15 MIN vs CHI KC @ BAL PIT vs DEN Week 16 MIN vs NYG KC vs CLE PIT @ BAL
  8. Davante Adams http://youtu.be/_vZKPikFD9k + http://youtu.be/b-sZDZntlRs = :yes:
  9. The media doesn't care about IDP people.
  10. Deetz? http://www.tmz.com/2008/12/31/nfl-superstar-accused-of-baby-mama-beatdown/ Fitz went on to have an historic playoff run shortly after so... he gets a free pass somehow.
  11. Dekoda Watson has flashed talent for years. I wouldn't be surprised if he blew up in a new system.
  12. You gotta cross check the depth charts with multiple sources, the dude at FBG slacks from time to time. I would not say he does a "great" job, but rather a fair one.
  13. For injuries (Probable, Doubtful, Questionable, etc.) do you plan on keeping a record of whether or not they played? It would be helpful to know how often doubtful or questionable players play for certain teams/coaches and it would be nice to be able to look back on a players year and see if he was a headache week to week when trying to figure out whether or not to start him.