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  1. I hope we don't overreact to one nice game against a DAL front 7 that's been getting gashed by every RB they face. Make no mistake about it, this was plus-matchup for Jones. Having said that, I've seen enough from Jones to at least say that he passes the eyeball test to me much more than the other GB RBs. Jones has much more burst than the other two RBs, and he looks like he's being shot out of a cannon compared to what little bit I've seen from Williams in preseason and his few carries in-season. Montgomery has not been good as a rusher either, and I think it's pretty clear that he's not built to be a workhorse RB. What I think maintains value for Montgomery and caps Jones ' (ot maybe even Williams ') upside is that Montgomery possesses skills as a receiver and a gadget-play RB that the other two don't. What I fear from a fantasy perspective is that Jones may very well become the lead back and get 15-18 carries per game, but Montgomery will still be used as the passing back and be in the game when GB goes up tempo or in the "2min offense". If that's the case then I think Jones will be another RB that you'll need a TD from to have a solid game, and conversely we can forget about the usage Montgomery had over the first few weeks too. Honestly I'd like to see one of these RBs take over as a 3-down RB, but then again that's what we fantasy owners always want with our RBs and very rarely do we ever get it unless it's truly special RB talents.
  2. He was hobbled with a hamstring, so that could be a big part of the problem. I'll have to look to see how many snaps he played. I think he had 3 targets, but it seemed like he was hardly on the field when I was looking for him in-game
  3. I think he's toast, at least for this season. As mentioned, his ridiculous rushing totals are what made him a fantasy force. He's never been a great passer even when his shoulder was healthy. I unfortunately own him in a 2QB league and if my attempts to add a 1st to him to trade for another QB prove futile, I'm actually left deciding if I start Cam or Hoyer as my QB2.....Yes, Brian Hoyer.....
  4. Ugh, was hoping Murray wouldn't play. I own shares of both Murray/Henry and while there's no way I was starting Murray, I was starting Henry with confidence without Murray. As is, I'll probably bench them both. I can't see Murray getting that many touches, but he could get just enough to make Henry an RB3-Flex play instead of a borderline RB1/RB2. I'll avoid the whole situation this week.
  5. Was just getting ready to say the same thing; sitting him for Fleener in a league. I gotta see Graham have at least one good game before I voluntarily put him back in my lineup. Not that I love starting Fleener, that's just how little faith I have in Graham right now.
  6. I've never been the biggest fan of Cooks, but even I'm going to reserve judgment of him as a Pat until we see more. It's very common for WRs going to a new team to need time to adjust and to build a rapport with their new QB, even if that QB is Tom Brady. I did say months ago that I thought this trade was a downgrade for Cooks from a fantasy perspective though, and I still feel that way today even after all the injuries NE has sustained. Even with the emergence of Thomas in NO, Cooks was locked in as one of the top 2 receiving options on a weekly basis (i know he had bad weeks in NO too, all WRs do). In the NE offense they are much better at exploiting mismatches on a game to game basis, which in turn makes most of the offensive players much more susceptible to blowing up for a game then disappearing for stretch of games.
  7. Obviously not trading for him, but I've picked him up and stashed him in every dynasty league where he was available. Fumbling was/is his major issue, but I still think he's an NFL level RB. Plus in dynasty I think he's an easy stash because we'll probably have a good idea before the season starts of whether he'll get an opportunity this year or not. I'm just waiting for his release to see if there's any interest in him.
  8. Not really, hints why I said that is was my personal opinion.....And yes, you're wasting a roster spot.
  9. Just my personal opinion, but holding Patterson in any non return yardage leagues is purely wasting a roster spot. I don't play in return leagues though, so I can't comment on whether he has any usefulness in those leagues.
  10. The story for Reed is the same as it always is, he's a top 5 TE with overall TE1 upside (especially in PPR) when he's on the field. Just make sure you have another startable TE option behind Reed for when he inevitably misses time. I still think it's probably cheaper in dynasty leagues to own Reed with a lower priced backup that you can spot start than it is to buy a Gronk/Kelce type of TE. Reed was the #1 PPR TE in PPG in each of the past two seasons (all 17 weeks, looking at standard PPR stats on MFL). These PPG stats can be skewed a bit because of player totals being lowered because of games that they played but really weren't used. Gronk had 3 games where he played but only received 1-2 targets, which obviously lowers his PPG average. Reed had a couple of similar games in weeks 14/15 too. The point though, is that Reed is arguably one of the 2 biggest difference makers at the TE position. At the TE position specifically, I only care about the top 2-4 TEs that provide an advantage over the rest of the position. Other than that, they're all about the same to me. So I'm much more willing to gamble on risky elite production at TE than I am at other positions. I'll roll Reed out with a smile on my face for as many games as he plays, and I'll just cross my fingers that the total is closer to 16 than it is to 8.
  11. I think Crowder's going to have a pretty big season, and I think he'll be the top PPR WR for WAS. I love the Redskins passing game this year, but I think Crowder is the going to be the top dog in fantasy terms, and could end up flirting with 100 catches (Reed's health will play a role in that). Plus what I like about Crowder compared to some of these other "PPR WRs" is that Crowder has shown TD upside. He's a guy that I think has 100 catch upside, but also has 9-10 TD upside too. He's not Jarvis "5TDs or less" Landry.
  12. In the same mold as Patterson, I'll add Justin Hunter to that list . He wasn't quite as hyped as Patterson heading in the '14 season, as I watched Patterson creep into the late 2nd round of startups due to owners reaching more and more so someone else didn't nab him. I saw plenty of Hunter in the 3rd/4th round that year though. Oh those former Volunteer WRs.
  13. F'n TRich. My first ever dynasty startup happened early in the off-season after the 2012 season, and TRich was the first foundation player I ever drafted, taking him at 1.06. At least I found out early in my dynasty "career" what it was like to draft a colossal bust in the 1st round of a startup. I believe I ended up shipping him in a package deal to trade for an injured Julio later in '13, but he was still the personal biggest dynasty bust for me.
  14. Offered Hopkins and a couple 2nd for him in one league and was declined with no counter or comment. May have been a bit lite, but Hopkins is still a 1st round startup player so it couldn't have been that far off. In another league Bell was offered to me for Howard/Ajayi/'18 1st (pick should be late) and I declined. Bell's a beast when he's on the field, but multiple suspensions, multiple serious injuries, and a somewhat uncertain future make him a player that I won't break the bank for.
  15. Good discussion guys. Honesty I know less about this rookie class as a whole than any other rookie class since I started playing dynasty 6 years ago. That's unfortunate for me too because I had to go into rebuild mode with a few of my teams and probably have more rookie picks across the board this year than I've ever had. From what I can gather from discussion combined with the fact that the mid-tier players landed in better situations overall, I think this is going to be an interesting year for rookie drafts and there will be a lot of disparity from one individual league to another. When in doubt, I've always looked to NFL draft position as my fallback plan. I guess a lot of us should be hoping that our leaguemates reach for situation in the late 1st-early 2nd and some of the higher ranked players in less attractive situations fall down the board.