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  1. Some of you guys might want to remove yourself from "friend" status now that he's stolen all of our money

  2. Sorry, I'm simply in total denial regarding a lockout. It makes absolutely zero sense for the NFL to crap on their fans and stunt their ascending growth based on a few $100M, when we're talking about a multiple-billion dollar revenue stream. That would not be bad business, that could be a self-inflicted catastrophe.....they will lose a significant portion of their fanbase, maybe for good.
  3. For those of you who went all-in with Shonn Greene, what are you thinking now? As I've never been a believer in him as nothing more than a Rudi Johnson type (best case), it seems like he isn't running with the same decisiveness that he exhibited late last season. I was almost willing to say that I was wrong on my initial evaluation of him, but from what I'm seeing so far this season, he's not the least bit impressive. And in PPR leagues, he's looking pretty worthless going forward from my standpoint. Greene and LT are running behind the same line yet obtaining far different results. Being easily outclassed by a 30-year old RB doesn't bode well for a supposed young stud. If you cut bait now, what do you think you can get? Donald Brown? Felix? McCoy?
  4. With DHB getting one good week, is the opportunity still going to be there? When is he going to get back? I have been assuming his window is closing quickly.Schilens is still their best WR. He just has to stay on the field. This season is probably a lost cause for him, but I still believe he has very good long-term potential as a mid- to high-end WR2 in fantasy.
  5. Man, you guys are ruining this thread with all of this semantic mumbo-jumbo. To each his own regarding their agendas in Dynasty Leagues. How about this. Why don't the homers for each team give a brief analysis or status update of their favorite franchise (NFL) with regards to players current value and/or outlook. I'll start..... TEAM: OAKLAND RAIDERS After 2 weeks, there area few surprises worth mentioning. The first pleasant surprise is how McFadden has come out of the gate....very strong. Nowwhether it is a mirage or not, I personally have mixed feelings right now, is anyone's guess. But he will be given every opportunity to prove himself over the course of the season, and so far he has done quite well. The next big surprise, at least to outsiders, is the emergence of QB Bruce Gradkowski. He has fared pretty well when handed the keys here in Oakland, and outplayed Campbell during the preseason. This guy looks like a decent stash for a short-term dynasty outlook as a mid-level QB2, with emergency and bye-week fill-in capability. Of more importance, the entire receiving core gets a slight bump up, with Murphy, Zach Miller, and Schilens at the front of the line for the value bumps. Murphy could actually emerge with the most value for this season as I would not be surprised by a 70/900/6 type of numbers, maybe even slightly better (10-15%). Well. that's I for me but please, give that irrelevant stuff a rest, stick to football.....
  6. I will almost feel vindicated in a way. Because Reggie Bush will be electrifying this season. 12 TDs or more, back over 70 receptions.....Return of the PPR monster!
  7. 5 players who I believe will rise a great deal in value over the course of this season, some could become SELL HIGH candidates, others could become core dynasty keepers.... 1. Johnny Knox.....I expect the Martz system to make at least 2 WRs look very good this season, Knox being one of them. 2. C.J. Spiller.....This time next season, could be a Top 5 pick........that's overall. 3. Robert Meachem......The best perimeter talent on the team could really shine this year 4. Matt Stafford......Looks to step his game up big-time in 2010, vaulting ahead of several FBG favorites like the other Matt in Stafford's old stomping grounds 5. Ahmad Bradshaw.....Will get plenty of opportunities this season, and he has always taken advantage of them to-date Just a brief list for consideration/debate, and I'm assuming that these guys are pretty undervalued in most leagues, whether PPR or non-PPR.
  8. Tim Brown, Andre Rison, Eric Moulds, Antonio Freeman, Rob Moore, Keyshawn Johnson, Michael Westbrook, Carl Pickens, Yancey Thigpen, Andre Reed, L.Coles, David Boston, Herman Moore, Keenan McCardell, and you have to include Cris CarterHe said "top performing" - there's a whole lot of "WR2/posession WRs" in that list. Guys like Boston, Rob Moore and Thigpen had 1 or 2 (at the most) good seasons out of 9 or 10 - none of them ever even hit double digit TDs. Boston and Thigpen barely broke 300 receptions in theie careers. Some of those guys weren't even the best WRs on their respective team at the time.Maybe true as far as not all were "top performing" esp based on today's standards....Also, a bunch of mediocre seasons doesn't get you in the Hall of Fame, nor on any list of my Top WRs either (i.e., Hines Ward). Ward is not an impact player. David Boston's single season pretty much single-handedly won people $$, incl me....... I'll take the 1 or 2 monster seasons over mediocrity all day. My goal is to win championships not simply be in the hunt with mid-level producers. And Rob Moore > Hines Ward.....nobody gameplans for Ward. In a pass-happy era, Ward's numbers are simply avg, IMO. Guys like Moore played in the 90s, less passing (less volume and less formations) in this era yet his numbers easily match up with Ward on a per season basis and his best seasons far outweigh Ward's. So what if he didn't do it for a longer stretch ala Ward, again in lieu of the era comparisons, I'd put Moore well above Ward as a player, IMO.
  9. Tim Brown, Andre Rison, Eric Moulds, Antonio Freeman, Rob Moore, Keyshawn Johnson, Michael Westbrook, Carl Pickens, Yancey Thigpen, Andre Reed, L.Coles, David Boston, Herman Moore, Keenan McCardell, and you have to include Cris Carter
  10. FYI - you've got Spiller ranked 18th...and 19th.Thanks for the heads up. Donald Brown is supposed to be 19th. Everything's correct in the database, so I have no idea why the display page is screwing it up. I'll send a note to the webmaster and hopefully get that cleared up soon.A couple of quick observations on your RB ranks. I don't know if these apply to PPR, doesn't seem like they do. But regardless of format, my belief is that this is Ryan Grant's last year as a feature RB......at least in Green Bay, which is where I think he has his best attainable value. Time runs out on non-elite talents like this and with his contract situation (and the CBA up in the air, in general), look for the Pack to cut bait on this guy and go in another direction, either with a marquee Free Agent (like DeAngelo), or a young rookie who would fit their style a lot better (Ryan Williams, maybe DeMarco Murray). I just think he's had his run and hasn't really been a difference-maker for that offense, simply riding the momentum created by the large number of 6 & 7 man fronts that the Packers' offense dictate to defenses. This guy has truly been fortunate. A stud RB would truly WOW and amaze in that offense (Imagine Spiller or Best on that team). More importantly, a studlier RB would win them more games, which is why they eventually look for the upgrade. Which brings me to my point, based on the realization that Grant is approaching 28 yrs of age, whether you buy into my prediction of him or not, time is running out on this guy and I just don't see how Spiller can be lower than him in the dyno ranks, regardless of format. In PPR, Spiller should get a significant bump, I'd personally select him over Turner (which I did already in a startup), Shonn Greeene, Grant, Pierre, and others. I wouldn't draft Grant before the 8th Rd in a 2010 startup. Do you really think that the Pack would look to replace Grant in next year's draft? Reading quotes from McCarthy about Brandon Jackson, they might already have their future feature RB already on the roster. He definitely has flashed some impressive skills in a limited role and if they can get away with not having to spend a high pick on another RB I think they will. I agree that Grant isn't in the longterm plans for Green Bay and that a RB with a better all-around skillset would garner a lot more attention than Grant does.Good point. And you essentially hit on mine as well. Regardless of where the future RB comes from (Free agency, draft, or from within), I believe his days are winding down and his dynasty value is diminishing rapidly. Already has in my eyes as I never look to acquire guys who I place in his category/situation, unless it is strictly for a very short term boost as I'll look to unload them even before the season is half-way done. The Kevin Smiths, Pierres, Fred Jacksons, Barbers, many of these guys were hot commodities heading into the 2009 season. My fellow leaguemates can have 'em all.....
  11. FYI - you've got Spiller ranked 18th...and 19th.Thanks for the heads up. Donald Brown is supposed to be 19th. Everything's correct in the database, so I have no idea why the display page is screwing it up. I'll send a note to the webmaster and hopefully get that cleared up soon.A couple of quick observations on your RB ranks. I don't know if these apply to PPR, doesn't seem like they do. But regardless of format, my belief is that this is Ryan Grant's last year as a feature RB......at least in Green Bay, which is where I think he has his best attainable value. Time runs out on non-elite talents like this and with his contract situation (and the CBA up in the air, in general), look for the Pack to cut bait on this guy and go in another direction, either with a marquee Free Agent (like DeAngelo), or a young rookie who would fit their style a lot better (Ryan Williams, maybe DeMarco Murray). I just think he's had his run and hasn't really been a difference-maker for that offense, simply riding the momentum created by the large number of 6 & 7 man fronts that the Packers' offense dictate to defenses. This guy has truly been fortunate. A stud RB would truly WOW and amaze in that offense (Imagine Spiller or Best on that team). More importantly, a studlier RB would win them more games, which is why they eventually look for the upgrade. Which brings me to my point, based on the realization that Grant is approaching 28 yrs of age, whether you buy into my prediction of him or not, time is running out on this guy and I just don't see how Spiller can be lower than him in the dyno ranks, regardless of format. In PPR, Spiller should get a significant bump, I'd personally select him over Turner (which I did already in a startup), Shonn Greeene, Grant, Pierre, and others. I wouldn't draft Grant before the 8th Rd in a 2010 startup.
  12. In the interest of keeping the Mike Williams vibe going, here's my question to you all. Where does he rank within last year's stellar draft class? Since I know many of you are Crabtree and Nicks groupies, how does he stack up with the rest of the class. And to take it a step further, 2009 vs 2010 (WRs). I'll start by divulging my own thoughts on it.... From what we know now, and projecting long-term, not based on any current value of where you would draft them or trade value, I'm basing my rank here on who I believe will be the better players, long-term. 1. Bryant 2(a). Maclin 2(b). Harvin 2©. Crabtree 5. Nicks 6. "Bay-Bay" 7. M.Williams 8. Wallace 9. Britt 10(a) Brandon Tate 10(b) Knox 10© Golden Tate
  13. You can keep saying that Leon Washington is a Westbrook clone and comparable to Jahvid Best and C.J. Spiller, but that doesn't cement it as a fact. I saw a player closer to Dave Meggett or Eric Metcalf than Chris Johnson or Brian Westbrook.I think putting Washington and Westbrook in the same sentence is pretty off. But Washington is already a better player than Meggett ever was. Other than the Chris Berman soundbyte. Never had more than 4 TDs in a season. 329 is his most rushing yards in a season. He's not Meggett or Kevin Faulk.Metcalf is a different story altogether since he was so effective as a receiver.Is the comparison off because Westbrook got the opportunity, and the proper utilization, in a system that played to his strengths? Or is the comparison off based on ability? I think you'd be hard-pressed to say it was the latter. And Metcalf was "Reggie Bush" before the actual one came along. He was well ahead of his time. In this era, he'd be a star.
  14. I watched the same thing and came away with the opposite opinion. He can't run between the tackles, and he never could sustain a rushing attack. Like most role players, he's stretched when not used to accentuate his strengths and hide his weaknesses. He's simply not a "lion's share" back.This guy could have easily been a star in this league, all it takes is a bit of fortune and /or circumstance. With Westbrook in Philly, he was grudgingly given the job as the feature RB. Yeah, I remember the attempts by that organization to keep him in a C.O.P. role by trotting out guys like Duce Staley (definition of avg.), drafting the bum that was Tony Hunt, drafting Buckhalter, who would have gotten a legit opportunity to be the feature ahead of Westbrook if he could have stayed healthy. Only after these guys failed and Westbrook continued to shine as a playmaker did they finally cave in and put him in the lead role. Smaller RBs are always having to prove it above and beyond to NFL personnel that they can handle a lion's share.I saw a similar struggle with LW during his tenure with NYJ. Clearly the best playmaker on the team, he was relegated to sub status even though the team would have been much more explosive with him in there. Taking nothing away from Thomas Jones, but LW was the playmaker, ala Westbrook vs Staley, who stirs the drink and makes defenses tremble. This guy scored like 9 TDs on a ridiculously low number of touches in 2008. I believe his early career was very similar to that of a young Westbrook, and looking at these few clips below, simply put #36 on his back and you too will see Westbrook.......As far as running inside and with toughness, I certainly believe that he shows in these clips that he is pretty fine with this as well....certainly no worse than Westbrook, whom the Eagles looked to replace in short yardage year-after-year but could never find anyone to fit the bill. I don't know what it is, but many people tend to think that Westbrook was some beast running inside, when actually his inside runs were more about his vision and cutting as opposed to brute power, and of course, he was tough......ditto LW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvTliO4jxrk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOSMKCot4vQ...feature=related And Jerrious Norwood has had all these same things said about him... Maybe Leon is so explosive BECAUSE he doesn't have the feature role to get wore down and played out over time. Have you considered that? I find Leon to be completely boring and useless for fantasy purposes.C'mon man, do you honestly believe this? Historically, the overwhelming majority of NFL teams have been reluctant to feature guys without prototypical size, even as few as 2-3 years ago. Do you think Jahvid Best or Spiller are any more proven to be a feature back at the NFL level than LW? No, they aren't. But their teams may very well give them the opportunity to prove that they can do it. I say this is primarily due to the "Chris Johnson factor". Teams want to find their dynamic wunderkind as well and are more willing to open the doors for a big-time role to smaller, electric playmaking guys like these. And yes, LW was close to their ilk pre-injury. And listed as 5'8" and 203 lbs (physically, a Westy clone). I will agree, at this point he's not much of a factor, so my argument ceases here....Just illustrating a point that not all situations and opportunites are the same given similar talents and skill sets. Sometimes, players have to come around at the right time and right place.
  15. I watched the same thing and came away with the opposite opinion. He can't run between the tackles, and he never could sustain a rushing attack. Like most role players, he's stretched when not used to accentuate his strengths and hide his weaknesses. He's simply not a "lion's share" back.This guy could have easily been a star in this league, all it takes is a bit of fortune and /or circumstance. With Westbrook in Philly, he was grudgingly given the job as the feature RB. Yeah, I remember the attempts by that organization to keep him in a C.O.P. role by trotting out guys like Duce Staley (definition of avg.), drafting the bum that was Tony Hunt, drafting Buckhalter, who would have gotten a legit opportunity to be the feature ahead of Westbrook if he could have stayed healthy. Only after these guys failed and Westbrook continued to shine as a playmaker did they finally cave in and put him in the lead role. Smaller RBs are always having to prove it above and beyond to NFL personnel that they can handle a lion's share.I saw a similar struggle with LW during his tenure with NYJ. Clearly the best playmaker on the team, he was relegated to sub status even though the team would have been much more explosive with him in there. Taking nothing away from Thomas Jones, but LW was the playmaker, ala Westbrook vs Staley, who stirs the drink and makes defenses tremble. This guy scored like 9 TDs on a ridiculously low number of touches in 2008. I believe his early career was very similar to that of a young Westbrook, and looking at these few clips below, simply put #36 on his back and you too will see Westbrook.......As far as running inside and with toughness, I certainly believe that he shows in these clips that he is pretty fine with this as well....certainly no worse than Westbrook, whom the Eagles looked to replace in short yardage year-after-year but could never find anyone to fit the bill. I don't know what it is, but many people tend to think that Westbrook was some beast running inside, when actually his inside runs were more about his vision and cutting as opposed to brute power, and of course, he was tough......ditto LW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvTliO4jxrk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOSMKCot4vQ...feature=related