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  1. Seems like a huge overpayment based on his current value. I just drafted Gordon in the 5th round of a dynasty startup. Patterson is a consensus 2nd round startup pick.
  2. Bernard did well in short yardage situations last year. The Bengals historically have tended to not rely on just one guy at the goal line. I expect Gio still gets at least 1/3rd of the goal line carries.
  3. A few random thoughts: 1. Beware of the TE injuries. Both guys are supposedly expected to be ready for the start of training camp. I've heard some rumors that one or both of the injuries are potentially more serious. Nothing concrete and odds are both are fine by the start of the season. But definitely something worth keeping your eye on. Especially with Gresham. 2. Cobi Hamilton is a guy to keep an eye on in deep dynasties as a stash. He should win a job as the #4 or 5 guy this year, but could easily work his way into the top 3 by the end of his rookie deal. None of the other guys are under contract beyond 2015 (though AJ obviously isn't going anywhere). Reports have been mostly positive on his performance after a slow start as a rookie. 3. I think BJGE is eventually cut. From the sounds of things, he will be competing with Rex Burkhead for the #3 RB spot and Rex has had a very good offseason. The 4th RB will likely be a special teamer (Cedric Peerman). 4. Even though the team will be a bit more run heavy, the dire predictions for the Bengals passing game are misplaced. There will be more deep throws than in recent years. Plus, the Bengals passing offense has been incredible (right up there with Denver in 2014) in the red zone throughout Dalton's tenure. I think Dalton still throws for around 30 TDs.
  4. I was going to do a longer post about my top 5 dynasty targets at each position and probably will this weekend with write-ups on each of the guys. Rodgers is one of my 5 TE targets. I've grabbed him late in the rookie draft or off waivers in almost every league I'm in. He reminds me of Jordan Reed at this time last year and I think he has that type of upside. He is getting no notice. Despite his draft position (3rd round). Despite his landing spot (Aaron Rodgers, clear path to starting spot). Despite his style (with his weight down he is more of a joker type). Just a great value right now and he costs you next to nothing. For example, in a recent startup draft (12 team, no IDP) I grabbed him in the 24th round.
  5. Devy league trade: Quinshad Davis for Sammie Coates
  6. It's close, but I think I'd pass. The Alabama guys have had a really tough time staying healthy in the NFL. Both Lacy and Julio have had their issues. To me, the injury histories offset the age advantage of Lacy over Charles. Without the big bump for Lacy being younger, Charles is much more valuable. VJax is fine, but he's in his 30s. I think I'd sick with the safer guys as VJax isn't enough for me to want to downgrade.
  7. I got him for the 1.09 and 2.12 in the rookie draft. (12 team tiered PPR, .5 for RB, 1 for WR, 1.5 for TE) 1/2/3/1 plus 2 flex
  8. Think I'll side with McCoy if not TE premium Yeah, definitely need roster size, lineup requirements, and clarification of scoring system to even begin here. Not sure why people continue to post deals like this without any specifics. But, I will just assume NON TE premium 12 teamer here, and its close, but I think I take Mccoy side. I'd take the Ellington/Gronk side. I'm pretty high on Ellington though. I did a startup draft recently and this type of decision is almost exactly what I faced as I had the 1.07 (which ended up being Shady). I decided to trade down for a 2nd and 3rd rounder (and sent a 9th). Gronk is a 2nd rounder and I like Ellington as a 3rd rounder in a startup draft (reached a little and took him late 3rd in this startup), so I'll take those 2 over McCoy. Even in 1 point PPR for TEs, a healthy Gronk is pretty close in value every week to Shady. And Ellington is worth way more than Bennett obviously.
  9. Close one. I'll take the side getting Harvin though since it's 1 RB. Guys like Hill and A. Williams who probably aren't going to catch many passes are likely RB2s at best. They have more value in leagues where you have to trot 2 RBs out there every single week.
  10. If that's not a super flex league, then none of those trades make any sense at all. roster construction probably would provide better context. but the first trade makes plenty of sense imo. the guy trading for Brady is a win now team with a solid roster outside of QB. At QB all he had was Geno Smith and Carson Palmer. I'm not sure what makes the other trades confusing other than I think both teams overpaid for the QB they traded for. Those are just massive QB overpays. Especially in a 10 team league where it should be pretty easy to find a starting QB. The "roster construction" stuff matters a little, but looking at the current ADP Zac Stacy is going #38. Tom Brady is going #124. But in this league the guy trading Stacy has to throw in a draft pick to get Brady? Leveon Bell's ADP is 18. Luck's is 24. Seems like a straight up trade would be fair. But the Bell owner is getting the #4 rookie pick, plus a 2nd, plus a future 1st? That's a huge overpay. Rothlisberger is going off the board as the #20 QB. In a 10 team league, that means he is a poor backup. Yet he's going for the #13 pick in the rookie draft? I guess every league is different, but these all seem to be massive overpayments for the QBs and I don't understand why.
  11. I don't play any IDP leagues, but here's a sleeper tidbit for the IDPers... Undrafted Safety Isaiah Lewis is making a very good impression early for the Bengals. I like his chances of making the team and wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being a starter in a couple years as only 1 other Safety (Shawn Williams) on the roster is under contract beyond 2015.
  12. If that's not a super flex league, then none of those trades make any sense at all.
  13. Interested in who team A drafts here. I can't understand why he'd trade up from 1.04 to 1.02 with that roster. my speculation is that he wanted to rid himself of two guys that probably will never start for him and did not want to add 5 rookies to his roster. if his roster is as strong as the note makes it appear adding the 1.02, 1.09, and 2.01 is more than enough (and we don't know if he has later picks for more flyer type players). Is that actually that strong a roster? It would have been about 2 years ago, but seems about average right now. I wouldn't be comfortable with T. Rich as my #2 RB. MJD as his RB3 is a major question mark. Fitz is an okay #2 WR for the next year or 2. He doesn't even list a 3rd WR... Not saying it's terrible, but it looks like it could use a pretty big injection of youth/talent at both RB and WR. Based on recent FBGs consensus rankings, that's the #1, #7, #22, #23, #39, #49, and #75 overall players (assuming pick 1.02 becomes Mike Evans), though that's with Chad Parsons destroying the average on Peterson and Fitzgerald (and, to be fair, spiking the average upwards on Evans). Fantasypros consensus has them at #3, #6, #7, #40, #43, #47, and #49. Overall, I'd say it's a solidly above-average roster, and a pretty strong one from a win-now perspective (Calvin/Graham/Peterson will cover for all manner of weaknesses elsewhere), although I would agree that it's not really a dominant squad by any stretch, and in most leagues would likely only be around the 3rd best team in the field. Yeah, not saying its bad, but like you said, probably not one of the top couple teams in a league. It's also an old team at RB and WR. Aside from Trent Richardson, who is a huge question mark, his 2 RBs are 29 years old. His only 2 WRs turn 29 and 31 soon. It's the type of team that probably should be adding as many good young prospects as possible, because it's only a year (2 at most) from a rebuild. I don't mind the trade up for Evans, I just don't really buy that it's such a loaded team that late 1st rounders and 2nd rounders in this year's draft wouldn't help and are basically throw aways. I've seen teams that are so loaded that may be the case, but this isn't one of them.
  14. Interested in who team A drafts here. I can't understand why he'd trade up from 1.04 to 1.02 with that roster. my speculation is that he wanted to rid himself of two guys that probably will never start for him and did not want to add 5 rookies to his roster. if his roster is as strong as the note makes it appear adding the 1.02, 1.09, and 2.01 is more than enough (and we don't know if he has later picks for more flyer type players). Is that actually that strong a roster? It would have been about 2 years ago, but seems about average right now. I wouldn't be comfortable with T. Rich as my #2 RB. MJD as his RB3 is a major question mark. Fitz is an okay #2 WR for the next year or 2. He doesn't even list a 3rd WR... Not saying it's terrible, but it looks like it could use a pretty big injection of youth/talent at both RB and WR.
  15. This He's a RB, many teams feel they don't need to invest much on the position. The very coaching staff he went to especially. There will still more than 20 RBs drafted. That's a pretty weak excuse. I'm with those that think if he was truly as talented as Waldman and others believe, he would have been drafted. Can't believe this is really even much of a debate as I think it's West by a mile. LeGarrette Blount went from a top RB prospect to undrafted overnight. The NFL is very fickle about who gets drafted. Given Blount's profile before going undrafted, it should come as no surprise that he has had some NFL success.Were there 20 or so more talented RB's in his draft class? No. Where did he measure up talent wise with his class? Probably as one of the top prospects he was originally thought to be before falling from grace. Crowell has to follow a similar path, as he is a better RB than most of peers. I'll take him over West every time. Agree to disagree. Good luck with Crowell and I will be happy with West in the leagues I was able to grab him. Blount may have been top 20 in his class (and so too might Crowell), but I never argued against that. My argument is that he wouldn't have gone undrafted if he was the top (#1) talent. And I used the 20+ drafted specifically to shoot down the argument that he wasn't drafted just because the NFL doesn't value RBs that highly anymore. The 20+ drafted shows that it wasn't about RB value in general, but about Crowell in particular. As for Blount, he was cut by his first NFL team. Essentially cut by his 2nd (traded for peanuts instead of just cutting him outright). And his 3rd team made no effort to resign him as a FA when he went and signed with a 4th team for less than $2M a year. None of that screams superstar talent or best RB in his class in regards to Blount. He's basically just a guy at the NFL level.