Legalize Stickum

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  1. The Dolphins suspended Timmons "indefinitely" which equals no more than 4 weeks per the CBA. So he could conceivably come back any time. But if Hull continues his strong play, it may be Timmons that leaves the field in sub-packages - not Hull - when and if he returns. Something to watch, but I'm playing Hull until I hear otherwise and hoping he's the next incarnation of Zach Thomas.
  2. Just found this on "With Cushing out, the Texans are going to turn to a linebacker-by-committee to replace him with Texans rookies Dylan Cole and second-round draft pick Zach Cunningham getting most of the snaps, according to defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. "Everybody's going to play,'" Vrabel said, via the Houston Chronicle. "Zach will be in there. Dylan will be in there. I'm sure Brian Peters will play in the game, too. All hands are on deck." Hey Vrabel - C'mon, man! Guess we'll find out for sure tomorrow.
  3. With Cushing's 10-game ban, who takes over? Cole backs up Cushing on the Texans depth chart, but Cunningham was the one who played the lion's share of snaps when Cushing left with a concussion. Anyone have any intel on this one. Could be gold.
  4. Yeah. He's broken alright. Add Zach Cunningham to the list of targets you laid out above. Cushing was just hit with a 10-game PED suspension.
  5. Hopes thoroughly dashed.
  6. Nothing I have read suggests his season is over or that he was placed on "season-ending" IR. As of this year, teams are allowed to bring back two players (instead of just one) during the season who had been placed on IR. Unlike previous years, the the player doesn't need to be designated to return either. I believe he has to spend eight weeks on IR to be eligible for return and I am holding out hope that's exactly how it will play out.
  7. Holding on for eight weeks... Meanwhile, Trevathan just got whacked in my league for his two-tackle dud. He lasted all of a second on the wire. The IDP gods were smiling on me today.
  8. Don't hold your breath on Poz. Circulating prior to the start of preseason play was the real possibility that Jack would move to MLB while Poz moved to SLB. Jack and Smith would be 3-down backers. Jack didn't show as well as expected in the preseason so Poz moved back to the middle, but only in a two down role. Ryan Sitzmann submitted the following today: "If you have been following my 2017 Every Down Linebackers column, I've been calling out that the Jaguars would be using Myles Jack and Telvin Smith in sub packages and that Paul Posluszny would be relegated to a two-down role. This is exactly what we saw in Week 1 as Posluszny was in for just eight snaps. With the Jaguars getting out to a big lead, the Texans were forced into passing situations for a majority of the game which resulted in heavier than normal sub package use by Jacksonville. This said, Posluszny is likely to see higher snap counts moving forward, but this just reinforces the fact that he should only be started as a bye week filler/desperation play in the right matchups."
  9. I was just looking at this because Byrd's on our wire (pun intended) and I was about to nab him. But I checked the game logs and back in week 3, the only game Vaccaro missed this year, it was the ageless wonder Roman Harper who filled in and played every defensive snap at SS. With that said, Bell probably wasn't completely up to speed and Byrd was on the verge of being benched, but it wouldn't be IDP 2016 without a weekly freakin' monkey wrench. If the Saints continue to favor the three-safety sets they've been running, we may see Harper again. In the end, I'll likely go get Byrd anyway. I think he gets a bump with Vacarro's absence. He's been playing well lately, leading the Saints in solos the past couple of weeks, and isn't it time Winston throws a pick? Byrd's due (pun intended).
  10. They lied to us! JPP out 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery.
  11. After last night's game, Harrison Smith in a walking boot and on crutches saying he doesn't have a lot of feeling in his leg. He has 10 days to recover, but was gimpy going in and seems to have made it worse. From where I sit, it doesn't look good for the first week of FF playoffs. Keeping my fingers crossed but making alternate plans.
  12. Nah, man. The reality is that Chip has just four ILB's rostered - three of them are white. In a 3-4, one of them has to play. It's just a matter of circumstance because none of them were playing before Bowman and Ray Ray went down. I'd be willing to bet Chip would give up all three of them to just have Bowman back. Any takers?
  13. No Geathers? Go get Tartt if he's out there. Not that we didn't expect it, but Taylor Price, beat writer for, wrote, "O’Neil tabbed second-year safety Jaquiski Tartt as the new starting safety in San Francisco’s defensive lineup." Miami is not a great matchup by the numbers, but the numbers don't include dates with the 49ers defense where Bethea and Reid are #1 & #2 in tackles on the team respectively. With their sieve of a front seven I fully expect Tartt to pick up right where Reid left off. And doesn't everyone need a guy with a name like "Jaquiski" on their team?
  14. Love to see that too. Everything I've read suggests the 'Skins were in sub-packages for most of the game leading to extended snaps for Cravens. Foster is still the guy in the base. With that said, Ryan Sitzmann (IDP Guru) wrote the following about Cravens this week - "Up until last week, he was just a subpackage player. However, given his strong play in those packages, the Washington coaching staff decided to move him up into a full-time role over Mason Foster. " That may be where the rumor came from but it still sounds more like speculation than fact.
  15. The Bears official website has Kwiatkoski backing up Freeman and Jones backing up Trevathan. If Fox stays true to the SAM/WILL next man up depth chart like Chip did with Bellore after Bowman went down, Kwiatkoski will not only man Freeman's spot but may also wear the green dot. Check this out from John Mullin of CSN Chicago: I'm going to go get him and watch for a week to see. If he does call the plays and produces anywhere near Freeman, he'd be a steal this late in the season.