Daniel Shirley

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  1. Yeah looks like ESPN moved him to LB this week, no dual designation. Lets dig up the next crop...
  2. ESPN came back online with the 2016 League Offices, and Barron is listed as a S ... in my experience after ESPN sets the position, they'll only add to a player's designation (IE a player would be "DE, LB")
  3. Chuck - I think what you've laid out is correct during the regular season. I think the main waiver day for a new week goes off your setting of the Number of Waiver Days (1 or 2 are the only options) now instead of letting you select the actual days and times when waivers would run. My concern above was regarding how it is handled during the preseason.
  4. For the initial run of bids, it looks like when you choose the 'Waiver Period' value of either 1 or 2 (all it provides you), that is saying how long from when players 'unlock' (hit waivers) it will run. So with a value of 1 day the first waiver run will execute Tuesday morning at 3AM ET. a value of 2 days and it will execute Weds morning at 3AM ET. And then any dropped players will follow that schedule, but all other free agents are FCFS. The addition of FCFS free agents after bid execution is great... What bothers me about the method change is how this might be handled in the preseason. My longtime keeper league drafts during the HoF preseason game and then runs FAAB on Weds & Thurs of each preseason week. It gave everyone a chance to digest what had happened in the previous week's Thurs through Monday preseason games and make any roster moves and was itself enjoyable, a game within the game type thing that made preseason itself relevant. However, because the whole life thing, most people aren't going to be glued to preseason football on summer weekend evenings. My fear with the new FAAB system is that after your draft, there will be an initial 'waiver' period but then all players will be FCFS free agents until Regular Season Week 1 games begin. That would be an unfortunate competitive imbalance situation if a person on the east coast could have nothing to do on a mid-August Saturday night and commit the time to watch San Francisco's 8PM PT kickoff and see Hyde go down and immediately be able to pick up his replacement. tldr; hope ESPN lock's players during preseason games for leagues that have drafted, but they probably won't because ESPN.
  5. Interested as well. Will Gore be 28 and change heading into the 2011 season? Is this the off-season to send him on his way before his perceived value free-falls due to age (I know I saw a lot of people were making that move last off-season, and for some reason the most common trade people seemed to mention was Gore for JStew)?
  6. Just wanted to toss out there a line to see what people are thinking of Brandon Marshall at MIA thus far through the season. After seeing his name pop up in one of Bloom's Thursday articles it got me thinking. I've always thought of him as a cornerstone (I don't take off for knuckleheadedness...), and I think he's looked good this year racking up targets, receptions, and yards. On the flip side, if this is going to define his role with the Phins (IE: lack of TDs), would now be the time to send him on his way while people still might perceive him as what he used to be? And if so, what would be a fair value to look for? Like a VJax level player or look at a Jeremy Maclin level. I've worked myself into a mental stalemate today over this...
  7. Love the information and discussion in this thread so much. Great and thoughtful insight on lots of topics. I did want to bring up one, and as a big KC fan my view is going to be skewed here: Jamaal Charles vs Ahmad Bradshaw JC at DR.net is sitting at #7, will AB is at #18. I look at the situation between KC and NYG running game and think they are similar (Charles=Bradshaw and Jones=Jacobs). The difference being NYG goes to the air more (takes rushing opportunities away but creates more running lanes when they do rush?). I see throughout the board Bradshaw being referred to as 'border line stud' a lot, but a lot of people saying beware Thomas Jones when talking about Charles. As I watched what was happening in KC, I believe that Jones was brought in to take a somewhat equal load for around the first half of the season, and then JC will begin to see the majority (to try to replicate the second half success he saw in 2009) to take advantage of the 'worn down defenses' in the second half of the season. And if they do that, it is probably something they would do from season to season (if it works), and hopefully reduce the wear and tear on Charles giving him longevity in his production. For Bradshaw, what is the story here, I'm not as tuned in as with KC. Also, what is the contract status with him and Jacobs in NY?
  8. Well put, and an excellent analysis. Have to agree with all your points. I wanted to get a general discussion started on QBs from this group, since I think they represent the next "wave" of QBs to come through. However, it is selfishly related to my precarious situation, as I happen to have all three (less JF) rostered in a 16 team IDP keep 8. I'm going to be using two of them as trade chips for QB lacking squads, since I won't keep them anyway. But you know how it goes, want move the snicklefritts and keep the best for yourself...
  9. On the topic of young quarterbacks... I've been going over this in my head for weeks, actually months, and have managed to get my brain in a knot so that means I probably need to look for the opinions of people smarter than myself. Try to analyze the forecast for the three QBs of Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford , and Kevin Kolb over the next few years. I think I rank them Ryan, Stafford, then Kolb (risk factor plays heavily), but I typically record more misses than hits when I have over-thought these sort of things. To bring some other QBs in the same "range" in, probably would include Flacco in that group but I'm not sure where. Thoughts? And regarding DBowe from a few threads ago, as a Chiefs follower I do believe we will see an solid increase in his numbers. C Weiss will scheme up a way to consistently get him the ball I believe. I am holding (and buying). As well, the legitimate threat of a ground game late in the year (after LJ2.7 was gone) bought Cassel some more time to throw. Of course this all happened pretty much during DBowes suspension time. He didn't necessarily test positive for performance enhancing drugs, but rather a diuretic during training camp. Yes, it is used as a masking agent for PEDs, but what a lot of people don't realize is Haley was really on everyone in camp to lose weight for a better conditioned team. During August 09, the team combined lost hundreds upon hundreds of pounds. I do not believe DBowe was PED abusing.
  10. A popular thought is that San Fran takes spiller at 1.13. What does this do to Gore's value? Reduce it due to a number of diminished touches, or increase it by relieving some of the workload off him and possibly give him some longevity at a value higher than he otherwise would be. He is coming up on that point where its a viable thought that his production could suffer and his trade value would not be any higher than now. But then again, it seems like Gore is always an underrated top 7 or 8 back, even including some missed games...
  11. I just wanted to throw a name out there that always seems to be hanging around my roster (and a few other's, I suspect). Jerious Norwood Should be hitting the market when FA starts. Is he anything more than a Leon Washington South or does he have what it takes to be a Jamaal Charles/Chris Johnson type starting back (not in terms of CJ's all world talent, obviously)?
  12. Most view him as a top 5-7 back right now, I don't think that will be the case after 2010. Now is the time to sell, he's had 5 years of feature back work under his belt, the downward spiral hasn't begun yet but it will sooner than later. I think the 9ers should (and might) draft a RB this year, but I think they will after next season and Gore owners will be more aware of that and price accordingly at that time. Who I would deal him for depends on my situation, but if I had the depth to I would zero in on the J Stew owner as a target.Was happy to read your last sentence, since that was what I was thinking lately. I think, based on the owner, I could get him to throw in either Calvin Johnson or more likely Crabtree by offering Gore & a younger QB than what he has, say Stafford (I have Matt Ryan, he has Favre and noodle arm Orton). But I'm kind of up in the air as to which would be better to buy. I know there has been a lot of back and forth on CJ in the last few pages, but hadn't seen much Crabtree discussion lately (I think). The emergence of V Davis as the red zone receiving threat on SF seems to put a few warning labels in Crabtree's TD production column.And to get this out of the way: VD & crabs...heheDaniel