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  1. Benching for Mason, Ellington, Jennings due to superior matchups. Will likely replace Ellington following this week as I really don't like his situation anymore with Bush
  2. This will probably be the last week I play him this season, especially with the Bush signing.That's my thinking as well. He's been ok for me this year so far as a WR heavy drafter, but I just can't afford 12 point ceilings in his horrible schedule outside of this week. He's going to be an emergency start only I think
  3. Early third is as soon as I'd take him, but I like getting WRs early. I feel he's going to be mostly like Alfred Morris. Constant 8-10 points plus TDs. I'd have to see more receptions to think otherwise. He's likely to be over drafted next year IMO.
  4. Don't forget the pick 6 that should have happened that was absolutely not his fault
  5. Get back to me when you learn the difference between "some huge weeks" and "one huge week". You mean like 2/31/1 with 2/54/1 rushing? That's if you go back to a 4th game (admittedly last year) What about 5/141/1? Were in week 3. He's had an above average game week 1 and 2 other games in WR3/Flex range. If you saw anything he did last year you knew it was like this. He should never be your teams top WR. You can make a case for WR2. But he is an outstanding WR3 if you went with WR early. The guy is not Calvin or AJ Green and never will be. Then again most people got him 4 rounds later. You guys are just being overly harsh given his skillset/usage which is not dissimilar to what most reasonable people projected
  6. Let's ease off on the "some huge weeks" talk, okay? He's had ONE above-average week, and it was solely due to ONE RUN. Without that rushing TD, he's a bottom-of-the-barrell fantasy WR. And even with that rushing TD, he's still barely living up to his ADP. But he got that TD, that's why you drafted him....anytime he touches the ball that could happen. Sorry for calling his week 1 huge. It's an above average week. His performance through 3 weeks puts him as a low end WR2. His ADP was a......low end WR2.
  7. A turd? Wow, you must have an awesome team. Maybe the reason you are bitter is because you are one of those types whose fantasy success relies upon striking gold on your first five picks. Most championship squads are comprised of a mix of hits in all rounds in addition to shrewd pick ups on the ww. I don;t get how you call CP a turd. I don't understand it either. He's really not doing that bad. He's doing almost exactly how almost everyone predicted him to do. Averaging weeks with some huge weeks mixed in. I said it before but I'll repeat it. No one should have grabbed him as a WR1. His targets and redzone usage will rarely support that and absolutely won't on a weekly basis. He's a higher floor/more dynamic Chris Johnson or Andre Ellington. Anyone who gets "burned" by that did not see that it's exactly what he is.
  8. Yeah it was mostly due to me drafting the Saturday after the opening game. People didn't even know if he would play until after the bye week at that point
  9. 8 TDs in the next 14 games seems pretty wildly optimistic considering he's had 4 total thus far in 17 games played.But regardless, even if he's a "rock solid RB2" (and he's not -- currently RB22, so low end RB2 / good RB3 having not played the brutal in division defenses yet), that's really not great return for a dude you almost certainly had to take in the top 12 or so RBs, usually in the 2nd round. Ellington was a huge sucker pick this year. Some of this depends on when you drafted and your depth. I got him in the early 4th in the only league I got him in but his foot ailment was known so people passed on him. He's definitely not a RB1 though. More of a higher upside 2 with a few great weeks (long scores) and some weeks like last where he was relatively bad in PPR due to a lack of targets. I look at him as basically Corderrelle Paterson.
  10. after richardson wore down the defense -1 yards and a cloud of dust?
  11. Huh? If he puts up WR1 statistics for the season isn't he a WR1? Sure his stats might fluctuate more than some others but that statement doesn't make sense.No one should have drafted him as their teams WR1, even if they thought he would get there (probably low end, right around WR12). His targets are going to be low, his RZ usage will be low. His upside weekly is high though. His damage is primarily going to come in his combined yardage and long TD.Saying he is a WR1 because his end of year stats say he was is like saying Chris Johnson was a legit RB1 last year. It's about confidence in them putting up elite numbers weekly. I'm not confident CP can put up those numbers weekly because of his targets and RZ usage. So you are saying that if you could look into a crystal ball and CP was going to finish as WR10 but have a lot of ups and downs you would rather take the guy who finished at WR15 but was more consistent? OK. I would rather have the guy who scored the most points at the end of the year.No, I mean going into the year a guy who will get low targets and little redbone opportunities is a guy I'm not predicting to be a WR1. His touches will be in line on most weeks, but running and catching are 2 different beasts because of TDs. I doubt many put him in their top 12 to start the year, and even those who did it was very low end where 12-18ish are very close. If I had gone RB/RB there's no way I could put a guy reliant on long runs/YAC to get yardage fits as your WR1. I'd go the safer route. My point on the him being a year end WR1 akin to CJ being a RB1 is that end of year stats are unpredictable. His consistency will not be there and it's hard to say he would be top 12 when drafts happen. I say it's possible he gets there, he has the talent. But I wound still not take him as a WR1 next year based off of it
  12. Huh? If he puts up WR1 statistics for the season isn't he a WR1? Sure his stats might fluctuate more than some others but that statement doesn't make sense.No one should have drafted him as their teams WR1, even if they thought he would get there (probably low end, right around WR12). His targets are going to be low, his RZ usage will be low. His upside weekly is high though. His damage is primarily going to come in his combined yardage and long TD. Saying he is a WR1 because his end of year stats say he was is like saying Chris Johnson was a legit RB1 last year. It's about confidence in them putting up elite numbers weekly. I'm not confident CP can put up those numbers weekly because of his targets and RZ usage.
  13. You have to expect these kinds of weeks, which again is why he's not a WR1, even if end of year says he is. He's going to be a must play for me petty much every week even though he wasn't used much in a blowout
  14. He does fit well with the QB situation. Short, high percentage routes that could lead to plenty of yards after the catch. I think a lot of the negative outlooks concerning him fail to recognize that both Cassel and Bridgewater (if he gets a shot) should be put into a position to succeed in this manner out of necessity. I don't see Norv trying to turn this team vertical just because. He's smart enough to realize that they don't have the personnel to chuck it 40 yards and trust the WR beats the DB(s)
  15. In my time playing Fantasy Football, one of the things I've learned is do not sit Patterson types if you have them, but only have them in the right circumstances. You basically have to be in a spot where you're not counting on him (or Harvin which is where I learned it from) for more that 8-10 points in PPR in any week. You don't want him as your WR1, that will bury you some weeks (sometimes multiple in a row) because the targets won't be there. He's a decent WR2 and an outstanding WR3. He's not reliant on receiving volume or Red Zone targets for production which is where your top flight WRs have value. I don't discount his production, but his stat line was way different if he had a 20 yard run (which is pretty dang good) vice a 67 yard TD (10 point swing). This is what makes him not someone you want as your primary WR1 (bye weeks aside). But, he's the ultimate upside play. He doesn't rely on random weeks where he gets 12 targets like most WR3s do. He relies on his talent, which is super high. And he has a higher floor than typical boom/bust players and has a higher boom potential as well. I have him rostered in 2 leagues. In one he's my WR3 with Cobb and Andre Johnson. In the other he's my WR4/every week Flex where I went WR heavy (DThomas/Dez/A.Brown). That's probably about perfect considering his usage. If he doesn't score long TDs he is still a good play no matter what. Any higher and I think you're relying on the fluctuating yards/play too much for his few targets in the passing game