Crazy Tony

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  1. Will BELL and Ellington out I'm forced to start DUKE as my RB2. I hope he's the real deal this week. I could use some help
  2. I dropped Julius Thomas end of last season after losing patience and acquired Rob Housler. Next my Best TE was arrested on Murder Charges. Hernandez My Best RB was traded to the colts after week 2 and is now backup RB Trent Richardson My Best WR was out for the season. Harvin I drafted EJ Manuel #2 overall in Rookie Draft (2QB league) to trade for RB upgrade. never happened. I drafted Zach Sudfeld in the 4th round. With Harvin out My best WR was Stevie Johnson. They traded his QB and gave him a rookie. My next best WR became Eric Decker...whose team acquire Wes Welker so I'm left wondering if he'll get any targets. I traded Reuben Randle for #14 overall pick to acquire FA Dennis Pitta during preseason to fill TE void. I end up taking Zac Sudfeld in round 4 of our rookie draft. Pitta was ruled out for season 3 days after I made trade. 1st year commissioner of this 10yo dynasty league and the owners tried to mutinty over some dumb #### calling it the gayest league ever...I'm playing one of the more vocal critics in the finals. I used my #1 Waiver option on Toby Gerhart after week 14. Gerhart ruled out week 15. Injuries: You know things are rough when you're pissed McCluster and Gerhart are rule OUT. I've had to go deep... you that barely read section where they only recommend a player in "Really deep league or deep dynasty radar..." yeah, I'm there right now. I'm comparing Kick Return Stats among WR/RB Flex players to see who might be able to make up some ground for me since Stevie Johnson, Cecil Shorts is out. I have to beat: QB Manning, Cousins WR: A Brown, Amendola, SMoss RB JCharles, AMorris, TE Griffin W/T Hopkins W/R DeAngelo Williams W/R Chris Johnson K Gostkowksi DEF Denver To this I'm starting: Rivers, Alex Smith DJackson, Keenan Allen, EDecker Forte, Murray Gates, Bennett Prater 49ers D And 2 flex players I'm trying to decide between McCluster, Ace Sanders, Trent Richardson, Marquis Goodwin, Greg Little, Keshawn Martin, (We get KR points) for my final two spots. I'm also unemployed and not eligible for unemployment so I'm looking for a job. I actually/literally have TURF TOE. It's a running injury that's been lingering for a solid 3 years. This year has been the worst. Every time i bend my toe it hurts and resprains the ligaments etc. You do not want your player to have this. If he does just hope they shut him down for season to get better. I'm 6'5 275 (now) but in April during a track workout I had my group run 40yd dash in honor of combine/draft. I weighed 260lbs then still had turf toe and ran a 4.9. Maybe I could play TE for NE? I was a g Decisions that have helped: I used that #14 pick to acquire Keenan Allen I held/hoarded starting QBs in my 2 QB. They are trade leverage. I wasn't able to trade and since then values for Rivers, Tannehill, Alex Smith have increased.... Bradford and EJ Manuel not as much. I kept the faith! Going into week 10 with 4 hrs left of trade deadline...I was sitting a #6 and final playoff spot. Mediocre team in tough division. I am offered #2014 1st. Arian Foster Maclin, Hopkins for Matt Forte from an owner who was tied for #1 playoff spot. I turned him down. Stating I hadn't given up yet. I still think I have a chance. I finished in the #3 playoff seeding and he finished in the #4th playoff seeding. I ended up with the best route to the title game in the actual playoffs. He just knocked off the best team and defending champion whose roster looks more like the All-Madden squad. Other decisions that have helped. I tried to read Football stuff w/o getting too hyped. Look for talent. Write it down and remember it. Sometimes you try to strike too ea Good Luck to anyone in the title game or winning any money. All you need to do is make the playoffs and see if you can make something happen. I'm going to try to keep things going. I'm a 20pts underdog. I like it that way.
  3. I'm in 2QB PPR league that can start up to 4 RBs each week. 10 teams and 25 roster spots. See my signature for specifics. 2014 Prospects: Haven't done a ton of research. Bleacher report has these guys to watch: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor 5'10 210lbs Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon 5'9 176lbs Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin 6'1 203 Bishop Sankey, UofWashing, Jeremy Hill, LSU 6'2 235 Marion Grice, ASU Charles Sims, WVU, Devonta Freeman, FSU 5'9 James Wilder JR, FSU *Karlos Williams, FSU, Andre Williams, Boston College, 6'0 227 Current Rookies and Younger Players Doug Martin -injured but this guy is tough and runs hard. Gio Bernard- I like his burst and Rec. He seems to run hard whenever he can even though smaller. Eddie Lacy- Fused toes or not this guy is playing well for a rookie. Trent Richardson- I like this upside. WTF is going on currently is concern. Patience. Spiller - Great talent. Not 100%. Morris - Not too familiar. Runs well and likely to improve as WAS off gets back to 2012 form. DMurray- Great when healthy. Biased as owner. Nervous about injury but not as much as people make of it. LV Bell -Who else is there in PIT. Liked research on him from FBG don't know enough though. Stacy- Liked FBG pre season info. Great last month. Ben Tate - Tough, runs hard, bigger. Not great situation RBBC. Stock continues to rise. Vereen- Waldman liked this guy. We haven't really seen what he can do yet. C Michael- Another Waldman guy that is perfect for SEA style but 3rd on depth chart. Lattimore- Very interested but will he return to Sophomore self or will he be LeShoure-like and not impressive. Ellington- Taking advantage of oppty. Read good info just didn't focus on him vs other players. Ingram - Haven't given up on him. Disappointment but dont' believe we've seen what he can do. Since I already own Richardson and Murray I'll put them on my list. Next 2 are realistic guys I might be able to trade for and a rookie that I think I could draft. 1. Richardson-I own. Not necessarily open to trading. 2. Murray- I own. Would be open to trading. 3. Stacy - Attainable but not elite. Seems to be clear starter. 4. Lattimore- before he's proven, take a gamble on him with upside hopes. 5. Seastruck based on size/speed and what little I know. 6. Sankey from UW Solid 25+ rush/game guy with good hands dual threat. I don't know about FA contracts etc. That hasn't been factored in. I live in OREGON and like DeAnthony Thomas's talent but don't like his size. If he's drafted by PHI then you have to look at him closer. I like the bigger guys that can move around and take a hit. Hill from LSU has potential but I hate off field issues. QBs are favored in my league so I know RBs will drop regardless of where I pick from so I assume I can acquire any of them.
  4. MY GOAL IS TO CREATE AN EASY TO SCROLL THREAD WHERE YOU CAN SEE VARIOUS LISTS OF RBs POSTED BY A VARIETY OF PEOPLE. PLEASE DON'T DEBATE OTHER PEOPLE'S RANKINGS. JUST POST YOUR OWN GUYS FOR YOUR OWN REASONS. I hate the threads that get sidetracked with the back & forth and some homer debates another homer about crap not related to the topic. HERE ARE CATEGORIES:List as many names in each category that you like or might avoid as a RB to build your team around. -2014 RB Future Rookies to watch for. -2013 RB Current Rookies that you like going forward. -OTHER Younger RBs with < = 3-4 years in the league that you like going forward. Maybe they're end of a contract, were on IR, finally getting Opportunity etc. Please indicate League Format and Rank them overall with a few word blurb why/whynot. Finally select 4-5 targets that you'd realistically try to build your team around. I'm going to post my list shortly. I have to research 2014 rookies first before I complete the task You're welcome to start.
  5. What if Incognito and Martin were both acquired by the Colts? Not that they did a great job protecting Tannehill.... For Da'Rick Rodgers The FBG daily players in the news mentioned he could challenge for WR3. So, it's currently on my radar. Apparently talented and has been a dipsh!t. But in the blurb the team said that he's done what they asked and earned a chance or something. That's at least progress in the right direction that could pay off. My thoughts when a knucklehead like that hits it's not a bad idea to sell. So consider your exit strategy when you acquire him.
  6. In PPR Woodhead has scored double digit every week he's played except week1. He's gotten a #of TDs and they'll use him in RZ. He's small but gritty to get extra yardage. If you need this flex to go big I'd say TY Hilton has higher ceiling. If you need a guaranteed avg flex points scored Woodhead might be the way to go. I haven't been paying attention to MJD lately and he hasn't been grabbing my attention that I can tell for good or bad. I think cause their team sucks ### at the moment.
  7. Sorry Swype sucks. How do you value Housler at the moment?
  8. I'm thinking about dropping this guy to get a good kicker before there's a run on them. I puzzled him up lay yay with high hopes. Ain't seen squat. Just hype. Now ankle injury. Safe to drop in dynasty league? Just trying to gauge long term value before i drop him and end up regretting it usually means he'll go off
  9. Crap. Rivers has been my main QB in my 2QB dynasty league for some time. This isn't the encouraging bounce back season news I was hoping for. I'm not sure if I'm lucky or doomed. I have Rivers, VBrown, Keenan, Gates...sure they're the only OFF weapons that appear to be standing at the moment....but that's at the moment. This hole team seems to be fragile. Maybe it's in the water or that's what happens with 355 days of sun a year.
  10. If there's a concern about lack of activity in younger generation of players. We'll see Father/Son style leagues develop. I would say FF is bigger than it has been before. Due to the programming dedicated to it on NFL network, ESPN even "The League" and XM/Sirius Radio. That doesn't mean anything about demographics. People say Facebook is dying and all the kids are on instagram. I sell ads on FB for an ad agency. 699million people logged in FB everyday in June. It's the largest website in the world. I don't know if FB will be the #1 website in the world in the future but it sure as hell is today...and I'm sure with that kind of following they'll be able to adjust to a changing marketing. Decline could mean fewer but more loyal involved players. Fortunately I haven't seen a World Series of Poker "highlight" on TV for a few years. That sh!t was everyone for a while. Are people not playing cards? Most of us probably got recruited into a FFL through work or with old college/high school buddies. This 20+ generation is a little weird. If there's fewer work opportunities or greater strain on budget perhaps the office dynamic has changed resulting in fewer new league opportunities. Plus they have more distractions competing for their attention. I grew up with video games...not electronic football. My games might have had fewer graphics but they were sweet as addictive as ever. I think it all depends. I'm sure the marketing experts are watching this closely. By the time these hipsters get a few extra dollars in their pockets and grow out of their skinny jeans maybe they get into a league before other priorities take over. I don't care as long as I have my league info and NFL resources. I believe Fantasy Football is what has made the NFL the most popular sport in the world. Fantasy Baseball helped baseball I'm sure. I'd heard of that before FF. 1 game a week is way easier to manage than baseball or basketball. I don't get fantasy golf or nascar. I stick with one. What I know is that money won is sweeter than money earned. As long as people have a chance to win money this will be attractive to a certain # of people. But it's just like 25 year old to accuse a 35 year old that they're not cool. 25yr olds are cooler but they still don't know sh!t compared to a 35 yr old. They'll find that out in about 10 years. Good luck to everyone this season...I hope it's not our last I'm paid through FGBs until 2015.
  11. Remember last year tannehill started more nfl games at QB than he ever did in his entire college career. I'm making that up but I believe it's accurate.
  12. VALUE PLAYERS:There are different categories of valuations.ELITE Best of top 10. You don't trade these players. You build around them.TIER 1 (Top10) Talent, steady, consistent produce w/ less upside etc. high floor.Tier 2 more risk. ex. WR1 on a bad team that runs a lot or Boom Bust player...3pts or 30pts. No consistency. Just upside. Tier 3 Not talented good players. Low ceiling high floor roll players w/ promising situations. Some trade value.Teir 4 Bye Week fill in. Roster spots just in case it works out. Little trade value.Tier 5 You've got extra room on your roster, why not. No trade value. Not picked up off waivers/FA if you drop them. Among these categories I mentioned there are a variety of players I like. I want Elite or potential Elite or the next best thing for the price. I never want to pay retail or market price for a player. In Dynasty your odds increase when you can Buy Low and Sell high for upgrades w/o trading away the wrong players. Knowing when to sell is important. I've been reading about Ogletree in FBGs since 2009. In week 1 he went off. Then nothing. A lot of people reacted to this and went to acquire him. I think he did nothing after that. Knowing your player's true value is key. You don't have to be right. Just know you can live with your decision and how long you're willing to wait for it to develop.Roster killers. No trade-value players that score 7-11pts week but you can't build them and they're better than most options on FA/WW. Trade these for what you can get for them. My recent examples of these guys were: Anthony Armstrong, Blount, Gerhart, Lance Moore, Dexter McCluster. There are plenty moore. Keep them if you don't believe you've seen what they can do yet. Sell them if you think you can get an acceptable amount for it. Timing of who needs what in the league is crucial as well. A boom bust player isn't great to build a team around but if he's your 3rd or 4th best player and good to insure against injury and bye weeks it's great for a team that's stacked and willing to make a run at the title. Try to get some added value out of it if possible. With that said:QB I like LUCK, WILSON, KAEPERNICK Tannehill. ASmith?RB ADP, Richardson, Martin, (Ballard, MSmith, and a host of others)WR AJ Green, Megatron, Shorts, VBrown, KMartin, Harvin, Decker, pick a GB WR, Givens.TE Hernandez, Housler, and who knows.DRAFTS: Trading 2013 draft picks for higher 2014 picks and known player in the league today. Anti-Value. Value I'm not wild about. 2013 Draft Class. Trading up in this draft. QB Newton: He's very talented but did you ever see Jordan pout post-game like Newton was doing for weeks in a row? At least Jordan had the courtesy to go play minor league baseball #number 45, until he snapped out of it. I screwed up by taking Greg Little over him in the draft but I'm thinking it could be a long term blessing. I'm be too bought into to him and biased not seeing the flaws. I think this catches up to him and eventually limits his potential with RG3, Luck, Wilson being more mature and as productive.WR Blackmon: Good player but not as good as some others. JuJones, AJGreen, Megatron. Top player out of a draft doesn't make as good as the ones already in the leauge. He'll need to show me something besides alcoholic tendencies. RB RunDMC: I can't trust his injury history. 20ppg is great but 0 when you need 7-10 kills. Knowing he'll miss 3-5 games of my season worries me. I'll value him as suchTE: Can't think of one. There are a few idiots. Dante Rosario isn't someone I'm trading up for to replace Gates. I think he had a 3TD game and that was his version of Ogletree. Curbing enthusiasm can be important. OTHER VALUE PICKS NOT MENTIONED SO FAR...Trading out of the Top 10 in 2013 draft.Acquiring known players with picks and future 2014 picks probably not a bad choice.
  13. I'm not saying that it can't work, just that I don't play that way. I generally make the most moves in my leagues. I'm constantly turning over those final spots in an effort to land a gem. You mention talent, but how can we know who is truly talented and who isn't if they don't play? Draft position isn't a great indicator, I don't think Green Bay or New England have a Top 10 draft pick as an offensive player off the top of my head. Talent is just such a tough thing to get your arms around. Jonathan Stewart is supposed talented. And Alfred Morris wasn't highly regarded compared to David Wilson and Isiah Pead. So if you are taking the approach of drafting the most talented player, how do you pick them? It's so inexact. I prefer the Ted Thompson method of throwing a lot of #### at the wall and seeing if anything sticks.To determine talent, you can hedge your bets some. Watch film. highlights, find reports, data. Find others that you trust in evaluating talent and see what there opinion is. NE patriots are pretty good at evaluating talent. As are PIT, NYG it seems. If you have a lot of stats for a player. Find out why. Was Kevin MAWAE or Lawrence Vickers a RB's lead blocker? Will that guy be back? Just saying this can help you determine which #### you pickup to throw at the wall and do your best to increase the odds of it sticking. Regardless, you won't always be right. Try to capitalize when you are.
  14. TO SABERTOOTH... I saw where you said you don't understand building for the future so much. My buddy in my league has been patiently 'building a dynasty' since he took over a ####ty team in 2007. He drafts well and doesn't trade a ton. He drafts talent despite the situation and holds. He prefers talent in good situations. But when situation of an average talented player changes you're screwed. For talented players, there's always a chance w/ upside. We are in 10 team 2QB dynasty league PPR w/KR points etc. He just finished as top seed going into playoffs averaging 219pts a game. Most solid playoff teams average 180-190pts. QB: Stafford, Freeman, Cutler, Wilson WR: CJohnson, Marshall, DBryant, Cobb, S.Rice, Gordon, Edelman, DMoore, Sanu, MarvJones. RB: ADP, RRice, D.Wilson, SVereen, RWilliams, Mendenhall, RHillman, BPowell. TE: JGraham, D.Allen K: Sebas DEF Cincy Through 13 weeks here are positional rank of his players. QB6, QB12, QB17 QB24 WR1, WR2, WR3, WR7, WR35, WR42, WR47.... RB1, RB4, RB32... TE 4 We start 11 skill players. In redraft each team has Top 10 player in each position theoretically. On a good draft you'd get 4 top 10 positional players 1 in each position. Jeff (the owner) has 8 top 10 players. At least one in each position and a solid core of young talented WRs to build around. Which means he's not going anywhere. HE's also go QB depth which is vital in our league. He was very patient over the years, not sacrificing young talent and value, while patiently waiting. He drafted most of these players. Hillman he picked up on waivers just recently. Hillman was a 1st or 2nd round drop in our draft this year. He knows his talent and targets them. Preferable the talent that goes to the best situations. It doesn't always work out right away but when you do enough research and are patient enough the odds are in your favor. Anyway. I just got 2nd to last in my league for the 2nd year in a row. I'm trying to figure out how to value Bryce Brown and everyone else on my roster or who I should be targetting for 2013 season bc this year was bad. happy playoffs for those that made it...Happy scouting/drafting for those that didn't.
  15. i followed this thread and stashed Brown weeks ago. I'm out of the playoffs but due injury was forced to start Brown vs the McCoy owner. I was down 25+/-points going into MNF. Silver Lining i beat that dude by 20pts. Some of the smallest victories are the sweetest. All because i trusted community advice of shark pool and asst coach and people familiar with player and team.