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  1. After remaining positive on Berry through his early season troubles, I am starting to get very concerned. I invested a decent amount in him in a 16 team dynasty IDP. He was supposed to be the best DB for years to come. Well, week 8 and I remain at a loss trying to explain his lack of production. He still looks like a top prospect from a physical and skills standpoint. But I am wondering now If its time to cut bait on him. only 2 solo tackles, 1 assist in week 8. But this could just be a slow spell.
  2. LOL No. Where are all of you getting this upside on Ponder from? He never has been or will be a high upside QB. At best he's a moderate talent. At worst he fails. His arm is not very good. Sure he can run and he's got a decent head on his shoulders. But his upside is far from "monstrous". Sure he'll have good weeks. He's the QB for a really good offense with a lot of weapons. No one is saying he's a terrible QB. Which you would have to be to not put up stats in that offense. Ponders upside is probably like...David Gerard.
  3. If you cant spell your own stud players' 4 letter first name, you may be just as confused.If I was concerning myself with other peoples spelling or double tapping a button on a keyboard I would probably question everything about myself.
  4. The Moore owner in my Dynasty league wants Gregg Jennings for him. Moore has obviously brought mass hysteria and confusion to fantasy owners everywhere and his evil should be smited and his remains dispersed to the four corners of the world.
  5. What are some aspects of that talent? Because I see a talent that quite a few possess but maybe a work ethic that needs to come along with that talent that others don't possess. That is a formula for success by the way but not necessarily upside.
  6. Smith went from being Rob Johnson to Brad Johnson. I think he is the QB they thought they drafted, a nice coach-able QB whose ceiling they thought would become an efficient "game manager" type, rather than Rodgers, who Nolan didn't like because he thought was less coach-able. Because he is Mike Nolan.With how high he was drafted I really have to think SF had higher expectations than simply game manager. They had to have thought his upside was higher. All though not taking away anything from what he has done. I just don't think his ceiling is much higher than this.
  7. This is one of the most peculiar threads ever. I too have never seen such a moderate player being talked about so much. It's not even like his situation or role are up in the air or confusing. He's not a bust, he's not an elite talent, not much was ever expected of him. I don't even think he will have one of the top 5 careers of the WR in this draft class. Thinking AJ, Jones, Hankerson, Little, Torrey Smith will all have superior careers. But Moore is probably in the top ten WR at least from this draft class. Very curious thread indeed. Rather boring player. Probably have to overpay in Dynasty leagues though. His owners seem very attached. One day I think he can be a consistent fantasy WR2 though. That's very nice I suppose. Jerome Simpson indeed.
  8. I certainly don't think Kaepernick is the answer. It took Smith a long while, but I think he really is one of the better starters in the league at this point. He's by no means a top QB, and I don't think his value in fantasy will ever be equivalent to his current value in the actual NFL. But give me him over Sanchez, McCoy or a great number of other starters. He is not the QB SF thought they were drafting, but he is by no means a bust either. Definitely a strange and unusual case.
  9. His lateral movement I would call adequate, after the contact his moderate. His legs are worrisome I agree. That was my major worry about him long term. Kind of reminds me of Norwood but a little heavier.
  10. One of the Qbs from this years draft have to fail/bust. It would be very unlikely they all succeed. Having watched Newton, Ponder, Dalton and Gabbert this season, it would seem likely Locker is the guy to fail. All though I havnt really liked what Ive seen from Gabbert so far either. But to be honest, I was least impressed by Locker in college and on film.
  11. Watching highlights I really like his style and ability. I am kind of excited about him as a Giants fan. While I love Bradshaw and Jacobs, I would really like to see this kid get a shot to see what he can do. Will be picking him up in Dynasty leagues for sure.
  12. I dont think because a bunch of hypothetical voters on your hypothetical poll decided MJD is the far superior talent that it makes it so. No offense. Even if you put a poll on this site I don't think it could show any insight into how close they are in talent. I truly do wonder though what NFL scouts, coaches, and GMs think, as well as other players. Obviously they thought a lot of Lynch when he was drafted. But things change. You are right though, you cant compare hypotheticals as far as if someone played on another team. Really the only way to win this debate is some form of even test that we will never have. But I think this statement: " Lynch is in no way, shape, or form close to MJD in terms of talent." is not only exaggerated and ridiculous, but it is 100% impossible to prove at the moment aside from opinion and hearsay.Neither can prove it because there is no precise definition of "talent". However, just about all of the evidence points to MJD being ahead of Lynch in most aspects. All you keep doing is giving excuses for why Lynch underperformed, which I refute by showing how an unheralded Fred Jackson has performed better in the same situation. Many of your excuses, like Buffalo being a terrible team (at the time) are just incorrect. I've seen no arguments why Lynch is great, just reasons why he has been held back by Buffalo. What is he so good at? What is he better than MJD at?Lynch is a decent RB. MJD is in another league. The stats and the game tape show that. Every one I know that is knowledgeable about football agrees. I'm pretty sure your just about all out on your own on this one. If you can honestly say that you've watched both play extensively and think they are very close in terms of overall talent, I'd be shocked.Well I never said Lynch was better than MJD. In fact I said MJD is better than Lynch by a small margin. What I'm saying is Lynch has the skills to be on MJD's level, not that he will be. I have shown many statistics that show, if nothing else he CAN produce on par with MJD. I do not by any means think he is as good of an NFL RB as MJD. I'll use the word potential here as I see Lynch's issues being more about brains/personality than physical tools. Just as Lynch was a top draft pick and MJD wasn't, and things changed and MJD became a top RB and Lynch just an above average RB (I'd rather have him than over half the leagues other RB's, which makes him above average not great as I've stated), so can things continue to change (especially since Lynch is just 24), and Lynch could grow up and in to his early potential. I don't think there are many other non elite RBs with his potential and would put him in the same group (disregarding team) as guys like McCoy, Mathews, and Best. I do like him better than a guy like Greene or even Moreno. Mathews obviously gets the edge because of situation, and I think he is closer to elite talent than Lynch ever was, but I dont think they are far apart.
  13. I dont think because a bunch of hypothetical voters on your hypothetical poll decided MJD is the far superior talent that it makes it so. No offense. Even if you put a poll on this site I don't think it could show any insight into how close they are in talent. I truly do wonder though what NFL scouts, coaches, and GMs think, as well as other players. Obviously they thought a lot of Lynch when he was drafted. But things change. You are right though, you cant compare hypotheticals as far as if someone played on another team. Really the only way to win this debate is some form of even test that we will never have. But I think this statement: " Lynch is in no way, shape, or form close to MJD in terms of talent." is not only exaggerated and ridiculous, but it is 100% impossible to prove at the moment aside from opinion and hearsay.
  14. We really don't need to compare MJD and Lynch too much. But I think you are defeating your own point with these statements. The Major differences between MJD and Lynch area) JAX had a better team, running scheme, O lineb) MJD gets more opportunities to score TD's so he has more TDs, the same difference you describe between Lynch and Jackson. Just to compare arguably the 2 players best years.Lynch 08 vs MJD 09.Lynch 08 totaled 250 att, 1036 yds, 4.1 avg 8td When Buffalo was on the opponents 19<1 yardline. Lynch had 36 opportunities, 93 yds 7 Tds.MJD 09 totaled 312 att, 1391 yds, 4.5 avg 15 td JAx on opponents 19<1 yardline. MJD had 64 attempts, 161 yds, 11 tds. Now they are 2 different backs. MJD is better in the open field and beyond the 20, by a bit but I think that also has a lot to do with the team they play for, their blockers, offensive schemes, and the passing game. Within the 20 they seem very comparable to me. In fact if the numbers were extrapolated I believe Lynch would have ran for more yardage per red zone opportunity and a few more TD's. MJD has a bit less than double the chances within the opponents 20 yardline to score a TD. I don't think it is nearly as big of a stretch to compare Lynch and MJD as you are insinuating. To call it insulting is just a farce. The differences in opportunity IMO between Jackson and Lynch are nearly the same as those between Lynch and MJD. Please show me where in their rushing are MJD and Lynch so far apart? (Not in their pass catching ability or opportunity). I am not contesting that MJD is the better pro RB. I am saying their talent level is not far apart. Jackson is a very underrated RB, but he is not the TD scoring back that Lynch or MJD are. I believe if Lynch was on JAX, MJD and Lynch would be far more comparable. The same if MJD was on Buffalo. But that is besides the point. Anyone who can have an average season on a bad Buffalo team is probably an above average runningback. And while Buffalo was better in 07 and 08 than they were in 09, I still would not consider them a good team. They went from at best, average, to terrible within that timespan. I also believe Lynch's age and personality lead him to UNDER performing. The physical tools are all there. The reason I would rather have MJD than Lynch is in their head. If Lynch can mature mentally, I see no reason he can't be just as productive as MJD. Where I think Jackson has peaked on his talent level (and is still underrated).
  15. I was just throwing MJD out there because he is so highly thought of. MJD has only topped 200 carries once in his career though, and only has 1 1000 yd rushing season. His stats, on avg are very similar to Lynch aside from TD's scored and MJD is a better pass catcher yea. But as far as rushing goes, I think he is only slightly better than Lynch. That was my only point as far as that goes.Jackson has only very slightly outperformed Lynch, I do not think the difference is substantial enough to claim much difference at all. Forget where Jackson and Lynch came from, they are very comparable in the stat line. The only thing I'm not sure of is the differences in the situations both rushed in. I am assuming Jackson went up against Defenses in very specific situations, while Lynch was on the field against all defensive formations and in all situations.