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  1. 6 26 Vance McDonald SF 27.2 (16) 6 27 Ladarius Green 27.3 (10) 7 28 Julius Thomas MIA 29.2 (25) 7 29 Zach Miller CHI 32.9 (23) 7 30 Dennis Pitta BAL 32.2 (24) 7 31 Jared Cook OAK 30.4 (32) 7 32 Gary Barnidge 31.9 (22) 7 33 Maxx Williams BAL 23.4 (20) 7 34 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 24.9 (26) 7 35 Charles Clay BUF 28.5 (31) 7 36 Clive Walford OAK 25.9 (21) 7 37 Jesse James PIT 23.2 (36) 7 38 Antonio Gates LAC 37.2 (35) 7 39 Jason Witten DAL 35.3 (37) 8 40 Bucky Hodges MIN 22.1 rook 8 41 Jake Butt DEN 22.1 rook 8 42 Seth DeValve CLE 24.6 (29) 8 43 Jeff Heuerman DEN 24.8 (34) 8 44 George Kittle SF 23.9 rook 8 45 Eric Saubert ATL 23.3 rook 8 46 Michael Roberts DET 23.3 rook 8 47 Vernon Davis WAS 33.6 (30) 8 48 Jordan Leggett NYJ 22.6 rook 8 49 A.J. Derby DEN 25.9 unr 8 50 Jace Amaro TEN 25.2 (33) 8 51 Lance Kendricks GB 29.6 unr 8 52 Richard Rodgers GB 25.6 (38) 8 53 Darren Waller BAL 25.0 (49) 8 54 Crockett Gilmore BAL 25.8 (58) 8 55 Stephen Anderson HOU 24.6 (53) 9 56 Jermaine Gresham ARI 29.2 (41) 9 57 Jerell Adams NYG 24.7 (43) 9 58 Erik Swoope IND 25.3 (44) 9 59 Troy Niklas ARI 25.0 (45) 9 60 Nick Vannett SEA 24.5 (46) 9 61 Jacob Tamme 33.5 (47) 9 62 Virgil Green DEN 29.1 (57) There are some interesting rankings here. I'd be curious to know why Maxx and ASJ are so high - I can only assume it's residual draft pedigree because they have done exactly nothing since coming into the league. Williams in particular to me wasn't even a top level prospect, though it was a weak TE class so perception of him is elevated. I'd rather own a guy like Swoope than either of those two. Others that jump out to me are Richard Rogers and Amaro - I know they are way down, but there doesn't seem to be any real path to production for them in either the short or long term. Miller, Pitta, Cook and Barnidge (who doesn't even have a team at the moment) all likely have their best production in the rear view mirror, so also seem a bit high based on remaining upside and even current production. Ladarius's career must be in real doubt. Are they really better assets in any sense than some of the guys furthre down the list? I realise nitpicking here at this end of the ranking is a bit silly, but it's interesting to know what other people think. The last notable one for me is AJ Derby - I can't think of any reason except residual draft capital (which probably doesn't matter much at this point) for him to be below Heuermann, or even Jake Butt at this point, given that he's recovering from injury. He's likely the starter in week 1, and I would say has more receiving upside than many of the guys ahead of him on the list. Leggett, Saubert and Kittle especially stand out as guys ahead of him who are really just fliers and have I would say limited avenues at this point to any kind of production that would make them dynasty assets.
  2. I feel that people tend to overrate Henry a bit, simply because he was the consensus "best prospect" in a fairly weak TE class. He also had some decent production in a few games in his rookie year. The combination of those two things I think makes people view his upside as higher than it actually is. I see him as a solid top 6-12 guy but not in the "elite" range.
  3. Was recently offered: Demarco Murray, Jack Doyle, Enunwa and a 19 first rounder for my: OBJ, Marty B, 18 second rounder This was received after I expressed interest in Enunwa and also a minor deal revolving around a Marty B for Doyle swap and was prefaced by the owner saying he was going to send me a "YOLO" offer for OBJ. I responded saying for me to consider trading OBJ, he'd need to include Gurley or Cooks as a starting point, probably both. He said that was too much since Cooks is a good chance of overtaking OBJ this year.......OK cool. Maybe not the worst ever but I thought it was pretty terrible - and this is from a guy who apparently really wants OBJ. I think he's just one of those waste of time guys who won't do a trade unless he's robbing you blind. Seems like a lot of people approach trading like that unfortunately.
  4. I wasn't talking about you specifically - apologies if it came across that way. I'm not saying it's wrong to like Kelly or to think he might have a future in the NFL (even if I don't agree) - I was just reacting to the lazy 'analysis' that tends to happen in dynasty content in particular - not just in relation to Kelly, but I think he's a good example of many people just following the herd with a 'hot take' on the Broncos QB situation. Just my opinion of course.
  5. Kelly has stupid hype right now. It's fashionable on dynasty podcasts or wherever to say he "might be the best QB in this class" when it's all said and done - an easy thing to say, you won't get proven wrong or right for a few years. If you are right, you can pat yourself on the back and say "he was my guy" or "I liked him coming out" and if you are wrong it was just a long shot and no one will remember. Most of it is just people repeating what they heard somewhere else, from Waldman maybe. I wonder how many of those people claiming he's a sleeper have actually watched him play. Too often people think they are smarter than NFL teams with picks like this - he was drafted with the last pick in the draft for a reason and there's a very small chance he will ever do anything of note in the NFL. Just seems like a roster clogger to me, even in 2QB leagues.
  6. Breida not in the MFL database?
  7. Completely agree with this. He seems so underrated to me at the moment and I'm happy to scoop him up in the late second or wherever, whether I need a WR or not. Assuming Goff will improve to the level of competent (and he should), Kupp has a chance to be a WR3 out of the gate IMO, if not better. It's not far fetched to think he will be the best WR on the Rams this year - who is really in front of him on the depth chart? Austin, P. Cooper, Woods? That's not much. Kupp is an incredibly well-rounded, pro-ready WR. He really has no flaws outside of straight line speed, and he's savvy enough to overcome that. I think he will surprise some people who dismissed him basically because of his weak 40 time. I see Jarvis Landry 2.0 for fantasy, assuming he gets competent QB play in the Rams' new system. That's valuable.
  8. Love Bloom's work but these rankings are a mess IMO. I respect that it's not just another conventional ranking list and I love that there are some real contrarian rankings here, but plenty of this seems a little strange to me. Overall I would say that IDP's are too high (although Reddick ironically I would say is far too low given the situation he was drafted into) and any list that has a guy like Pumphrey ahead of Zay Jones, Foreman, Kupp etc has to lose some credibility. An interesting read though.
  9. Completely agree with this. There is no way I could play in a league now with team defense. The first league I ever played in was an IDP keeper - I once tried a normal redraft league with team defense and it was just so boring. I don't know how people do it.
  10. The IDP side of things does feel a bit neglected, which is I suppose understandable since not many people play in IDP leagues apparently (I have no idea why). The biggest issue over the last couple of years has been the timing of content - the Eyes of the Guru column has tended to be later in the week and the podcast on the Thursday or Friday, making it basically useless for most leagues that do waivers earlier in the week before the Thursday game. Reading the Defense from memory is published earlier, but it's still later content. The upgrades/downgrades is published really quickly but like someone else said, it's very much focused on who did well or poorly the last week, mostly just taking the best and worst statistical performances and providing a very brief comment on them. I find this article useful in that it highlights some performances I might have missed if I didn't scour every box score, but the analysis is a bit lacking. On analysis, I'd like to see more discussion about WHY certain statistical things are happening (whether it be scheme, temporary opportunity that won't be sustained), not just that they are. This goes for all the IDP articles. My other personal gripe is that the content of the podcast (which is still good) has often largely mirrored the analysis in the weekly articles so in effect subscribers haven't been getting any 'exclusive' content. You could just listen to the podcast and more or less pick up most of the key player/situation discussion from the articles (maybe with some exceptions). In terms of something I would like to see in the format requested: 1. A team by team dynasty stash/forward looking analysis. 2. Maybe twice a year - weeks 6 and 12 for example. 3. I believe a poster in the forum started a thread along these lines that was a good addition- doesn't have to be set out like that necessarily, but that kind of idea. 4. Would be very popular - I think a lot of the IDP crowd also play dynasty and forward looking dynasty IDP content is very lacking across all websites.
  11. He already had some marginal value in deeper PPR (non return yardage) leagues last season - he's still a #3 option at best, but he goes to a better QB and a better team/offense that you would think will be at least somewhat committed to using him, since I'm sure he would have wanted some assurances along those lines as a FA looking for a better opportunity. It wouldn't take much for him to be relevant this season IMO and he's physically a different kind of WR to Cooper and Crabtree, which I think helps him. In short, I think he's gone from being irrelevant and misused in the Vikings offense to somewhat interesting and worth a late flier.
  12. Bears fans seem to be treating this signing as some sort of embarrassing disaster "because Mike Glennon"......obviously. I mean, it must be self-evident that he's terrible, even though he's barely played for 2 seasons. I'm not saying he's going to come in and tear up the league, because that's very unlikely. But I guess I don't understand why people can't at least be open to the idea that Glennon might be okay, at least a league average starter (or slightly below, which is what this money represents). There seems to be this attitude around the media (not just in relation to Glennon) that players aren't capable of improving or that if you have demonstrated flaws in the past, they can't be overcome - if your first 'take' in relation to a player is negative, then that's who that player is forever more. In the case of Glennon, he wasn't even terrible as a rookie. I would say that we don't have a big enough sample size yet to really know if he's a starter level QB or not - he's still young and unproven, but now he gets his chance. If he fails, he'll be out of the league in 2 years. The money doesn't seem ridiculous to me since QB is the most expensive postion. Others have said that it's a lot to pay a backup QB....sure, but he was a backup on another team that had Winston. How do we know that he couldn't have started last year for other teams (including the Bears) and performed well? I don't want to sound like Glennon's biggest fan because I'm not but I just don't think the verdict is in yet and this move seems fine to me, givne the other available options, and that there still may be some upside here.
  13. I really don't understand why there would be any kind of market for Cutler at the Jets or anywhere else for that matter. At this point, Cutler is a known "bad chemistry" guy and he's been pretty bad on the field lately as well. Why wouldn't a QB needy team just target Jimmy G, Glennon, Tyrod or Romo? Who on earth would want Cutler over any of those guys? To me Cutler is about as appealing as Kaepernick right now and I don't see teams rushing to sign Kaepernick. I just don't get this idea that Cutler will be handed a starter job somewhere when there aren't that many openings to begin with (even before taking the draft into account).
  14. Judging by these rankings, Michael Thomas is going to be the most overhyped player in fantasy this offseason. If I owned him, I'd be looking to cash that chip in if this is how he's valued.