LususV

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  1. The only thing that annoys me is Jets/Gailey play calling. Took a look at their 3rd-and-short play calling earlier. 3rd and 1, they run 2/3 of the time 3rd and 2 to 3rd and 5, 10% OF THE TIME. When you have an RB getting >5 yards per carry, that's just stupid. They also run best off the right end, and Buffalo defends the ends the worst, but 2nd and 2 next to end zone last night was inside the left guard, and stuffed.
  2. Worst I was ever offered, a couple weeks ago. He gives Albert Wilson, Doug Baldwin, and Bishop Sankey. I give Dez Bryant.
  3. Huh? Evans isn't a WR1 now, in a better offense with a better QB, and you're saying he'd be a WR1 in Buffalo? He's dropping way too many passes right now, and is inconsistent play to play. Currently WR35 in PPR due to inconsistency week to week (has had 0, 6, 7, 8, 17, 22, 30 fantasy points this season).
  4. John Brown has higher floor, Moncrief higher ceiling, I'd say. Both are in crowded WR squads, but Arizona is passing better right now, so I'd say Brown.
  5. I like Sharc, but yes, you take a random 1st for him.
  6. In your league's scoring, where did JJWatt rank overall? Where did JPP? How about LeVeon Bell, DeMarco Murray, and whoever was #3?
  7. Doesn't Coates have issues with hands/drops? Odell he ain't if he can't consistently catch.
  8. Worried about this WR class in general. I have the 1.01 pick in one league and the 1.02 pick in another. I'd love nothing more than to get an elite WR, but is there anyone in this class you can point to as a lock prospect? Cooper/Parker/Funchess/DGB/White all seem to have at least one or two things you can nitpick. I'm sure a couple of those guys will end up being solid, but the trust factor isn't there for me yet. The combine should help clear things up. Not only because of the tangible measurements, but also by offering a level playing field and good camera angles to evaluate movement. That's one area where some of the eventual successes like Hopkins and Beckham really stood out in previous years. Unless word comes out that his injury is worse than a standard ACL tear, I'm taking Gurley and not thinking twice about it. Otherwise, if I have a top 4 pick in this class, I try to deal it for an NFL WR on the rise (Nuk Hopkins types).
  9. Not sure if this is a serious post or not, but I never really liked the reasoning of "take away this huge game and this guy's stats would be less impressive." It's a self-serving argument. Like saying, "Ken Griffey Jr. had a horrible game except for the two pitches he hit out of the park." Big plays count. Big games count. It's about the totals, not how you got there. Adrian Peterson had 296 rushing yards against the Chargers as a rookie. Those yards count towards his end of season totals the same as any other yards would. Great players have monster games. The fact that Ebron went off for 199 yards in one game doesn't look like a red flag to me, but rather another confirmation of his rare talent level. How many TEs ever have a game like that in their college careers? Look at his big plays in that game: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9840976 http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9841189 http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9841560 Those are not easy plays that any TE could make. The first one requires pretty good speed and the third one is an amazing catch. He "earned" those yards. I don't like the idea of taking out one game in order to tweak the stats so they fit your argument better. But if you're going to do that, it would only be fair if you did the same for every other TE. I'm sure Amaro's stats would look worse than they do now if you took out his best game. Same with ASJ. Or for that matter, Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins. Saying that a player's stats would be a lot worse if you took out his best game is ultimately not a very damning or meaningful observation. I already seen all of his cut ups. Other off-the-chart games off the top of my head:"4th round gold mine" Quinton Patton - 21 catches. 233 yards, and 4 TDs vs T A&M in 12'. Should he have went as high as Austin? Tavon Austin - 21 carries, 344 yards, 2 rushing TDs vs Ok. Speak of the devil... Dexter McCluster - 25 carries, 282 yards, and 4 TDs vs Tenn in 09'. Do we care? Geno Smith - 656 yards passing and 8 TDs vs Baylor. Is he great? You can't take it away from his totals. That makes no sense. I was talking per game. Outside of that game he was just 'OK.' Any good player can have a phenomenal college game. The question is -- do they consistently have them? Was it a blip, or "a tell" of greatness? He's straight line fast, but he can't jump and has suspect hands. Other than that he's a rare talent. Are you writing off Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, and Quinton Patton as 'done' after their rookie seasons? I didn't mention writing anyone off. It was just an example of how good college players have outliner games on occasion. Ebron was overdrafted in the NFL, so he will get hyped up around here by default because of draft position alone. He had 3 whole TDs on a team that threw close to 30 TDs and had a fringe NFL prospect at QB. FraudI tend to view 'big-game-ability' as a necessary but not sufficient quality; some players will never hit 100 yards (Emmanuel Sanders)... ever. Some players (Michael Floyd) might only have one MONSTER game in a season, but it's a potential harbinger of future value. I haven't studied college football enough to say whether that ability in college translates to the pros with regularity or not.
  10. Not sure if this is a serious post or not, but I never really liked the reasoning of "take away this huge game and this guy's stats would be less impressive." It's a self-serving argument. Like saying, "Ken Griffey Jr. had a horrible game except for the two pitches he hit out of the park." Big plays count. Big games count. It's about the totals, not how you got there. Adrian Peterson had 296 rushing yards against the Chargers as a rookie. Those yards count towards his end of season totals the same as any other yards would. Great players have monster games. The fact that Ebron went off for 199 yards in one game doesn't look like a red flag to me, but rather another confirmation of his rare talent level. How many TEs ever have a game like that in their college careers? Look at his big plays in that game: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9840976 http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9841189 http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9841560 Those are not easy plays that any TE could make. The first one requires pretty good speed and the third one is an amazing catch. He "earned" those yards. I don't like the idea of taking out one game in order to tweak the stats so they fit your argument better. But if you're going to do that, it would only be fair if you did the same for every other TE. I'm sure Amaro's stats would look worse than they do now if you took out his best game. Same with ASJ. Or for that matter, Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins. Saying that a player's stats would be a lot worse if you took out his best game is ultimately not a very damning or meaningful observation. I already seen all of his cut ups. Other off-the-chart games off the top of my head: "4th round gold mine" Quinton Patton - 21 catches. 233 yards, and 4 TDs vs T A&M in 12'. Should he have went as high as Austin? Tavon Austin - 21 carries, 344 yards, 2 rushing TDs vs Ok. Speak of the devil... Dexter McCluster - 25 carries, 282 yards, and 4 TDs vs Tenn in 09'. Do we care? Geno Smith - 656 yards passing and 8 TDs vs Baylor. Is he great? You can't take it away from his totals. That makes no sense. I was talking per game. Outside of that game he was just 'OK.' Any good player can have a phenomenal college game. The question is -- do they consistently have them? Was it a blip, or "a tell" of greatness? He's straight line fast, but he can't jump and has suspect hands. Other than that he's a rare talent. Are you writing off Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, and Quinton Patton as 'done' after their rookie seasons?
  11. Foster was productive when he played last year. Hasn't hit the wall unless he keeps getting hurt.
  12. I've been reading it as well. I think it's a good list in the sense that it pretty accurately captures current perceived market value. On the other hand, that means they're also guilty of pumping up a lot of the guys who seem like they might be WAY overrated to me. Henry, North, Cooper, and Treadwell are all rated as elite options. Not to say those guys don't have talent, but are they THAT good? To me, it's still up for debate. I think if you copy + paste that list and store it away for 5 years, it may look borderline insane when you look at it next. To be fair though, that kinda comes with the territory in devy rankings where you're trying to account for guys who have played sparingly, if at all, in college. I understand your POV, but I think we could also look back in 5 years after Henry, North, and Treadwell are perennial top-10 startup candidates and say they nailed it ;-) Those guys have those 'you can't teach that' qualities that all truly elite players have. Sure, they could bust, as many 'star' prospects have before. But I'll take a chance at a superstar over a higher floor/lower ceiling guy.
  13. Agree on the latter, but I'm not following you on the former. What sort of offers will the Michael crowd get? What they paid for him last year?Run a search in the trade thread -- you might be surprised. Assuming the typical late rookie 1st last year acquisition cost, there's a great chance at strong ROI on him in the current market. Just to mention it, I drafted Michael at 1.12 in a 14 team dynasty rookie draft last year. I also plan to hold onto him for now, but have not gotten any offers at all either. No one even asking about availability? He went 6.10 in my 14 team startup last year (team A) Right after the startup: Team A trades Christine Michael + 2014 2nd for Montee Ball + 2014 1st + 2014 3rd After Stacy's breakout in November: Same team A trades Zac Stacy for Christine Michael straight up. This April: Team A trades Joe Flacco+Christine Michael+3.06 for Jay Cutler+1.11+1.14 That's one (admittedly high-trade) league. After acquiring Lynch I asked about Michael and was told he's untouchable.