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  1. I wouldn't make too much of this. Nothing frustrates an NFL coach in the moment like a player's unavailability. As soon as the player proves to be healthy for a stretch, that frustration tends to vanish.Last July, Kubiak said he thought Tate was capable of becoming "a top player in this league." Reliable beat writer John McClain quickly shot down the Tate-to-Browns rumor last offseason because the Texans are so high on Tate.
  2. I would be interested to get confirmation of this. 20 pounds, especially for a guy with his frame, already in world class shape, is a lot to put on. I could see 193, but 203 would be major for him.I read 203 on a fan site this preseason, where they were talking about how he's bulked up a bit. Huddle and Draft Scout list his combine weight at 192. Percy's personal site lists it at 195. Either way, in the same neighborhood as the 6'0", 203 pound Reggie Bush. Or the 5'11", 200 pound Jamaal Charles. And way, way bigger than the 180 pound Warrick Dunn. If his coaches think he can handle the workload, I see no reason to doubt them, especially given his history.Harvin is more streamlined this year than last. You can tell by the film. He also told CBS game analyst Solomon Wilcots before Game 1 that he had dropped 8-10 pounds.
  3. Tend to call the shiny and new roster owners "easy money." They don't play to win in any year even though they are telling themselves that they are.My sentiments exactly. Especially draft picks beyond the top-5 in a given year. Laugh your way to another title with Antonio Gates and Steve Smith this year while other guys overvalue Jermaine Gresham, Brent Celek, Antonio Brown, and the rookie WRs. I'm not saying all older players are undervalued. Most aren't even worth the roster space. It's the aging players that can still be expected to give you an upperhand every week for the next 2-3 years that are Dynasty gems.
  4. Great job, Bruce. I can't quibble with the individual rankings. Philosophically, though, I believe you generally short-change difference-makers with 2-3 dominant seasons left in favor of younger players who may never reach that level at any point in their careers. The primary directive is to wave as many banners as possible, not build the prettiest young roster.
  5. I'll ask about extending the Dynasty 200 to make it 300. And I'll try to get to the tiers at some point.Now extended to 300 in Draft Guide and Season Pass.
  6. Sorry, guys. Didn't know this thread had jump-started again in mid-August. It's not really that I'm "dedicated" to keeping my work at Rotoworld, though having them as my employer certainly does factor in. My lack of Dynasty-related output over the past couple of years has more to do with what Jason suggests here: For all of our efforts to the contrary, Dynasty leagues still comprise a tiny slice of the fantasy football pie. Rotoworld has to concentrate more on pumping out redraft info because that's the market demand. Rosenthal and the higher-ups are great about letting me post whatever Dynasty content I want. That's not the problem. The stumbling block is time. I used to come to this thread and pump out rankings as a retreat from the real world. Now fantasy football is my real world. My retreats no longer involve following or writing about professional sports. Silva and I were working 100-hour weeks during free agency. We're now down to 55-60. When the whistle blows at 5:00 (or more likely, midnight), I need an escape from football. It's sad but true. Every week, I make tentative plans to sit down and grind out Dynasty tiers as a free article on Rotoworld. It's still in the plans. But I always end up having a beer and throwing a little corn, or playing softball, or trying to salvage my relationship with my girlfriend in my time away from Rotoworld's news shifts, Draft Guide updates, and mandatory articles. I know ... labor pain/baby and rough seas/ship. Just letting you know where I'm coming from on the lack of Dynasty content.I'll ask about extending the Dynasty 200 to make it 300. And I'll try to get to the tiers at some point.
  7. I just don't understand your Jonathan Stewart ranking. By my count he's only the 6th most productive running back of his own class (2008). I realize you can take a long view here, but how long can you wait on a guy? A running back is a position that doesn't tend to get better with age. He's not shown the ability to ascend the depth chart. I realize DeAngelo is a very good player, but he's not a hall of famer by any stretch. When he's healthy, Stewart is an afterthought. He never practices. He's always dinged and he just hasn't matched the production of his fellow classmates.Anyone know when Stewart can become a free agent?Rotoworld's Contracts page: Stewart is signed through 2012, free agent in 2013.
  8. Absolutely.I have Nicks 10th on an all-position cheat sheet. The one thing that concerns me is durability. I might end up dropping him a few spots, but I don't think there's any question he's a top-5 dynasty WR.
  9. Seems like kind of a throw away article to me too. For the record, that article took about 2-3 weeks of research and twice as many writing hours as most of my articles do. You just can't have draft losers like Knowshon Moreno and Steven Jackson when their teams didn't address the position. The draft isn't going to bring Dynasty winners at running back and wide receiver very often. The nature of the draft helps established QBs and hurts veteran RBs and WRs.
  10. I use DoggCatcher, too. Very satisfied with it for $6.99. Probably the one app I use on a daily basis.
  11. Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, is now streaming. Watched this on PBS when it came out and thought it was excellent. Received a Peabody Award in 2006 and a Columbia-duPont Award in 2007. Holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
  12. I'll expound in the article, but the gist of it is that I think: 1. His talent is worth the risk. 2. I don't think he's a bad seed. Just immature with a bunch of idiot friends. I'm not all that concerned about a 2-3 game suspension in Dynasty leagues.
  13. This was the latest I could find: http://www.rotoworld.com/archives/nfl/69/dynasty-rankingsYep, those are the latest rankings. Nothing has really happened since then except labor talks.I suppose one could say that a few things have happened, like Demaryius Thomas achilles tear, or Kenny Britt's arrest. Your rankings has Thomas at WR #23 and Britt at #11. Obviously, you will be moving Thomas down - however, have recent events caused you to downgrade Britt any?Yes, both players moving down. Thomas by a lot. Britt by a little. I'm doing a Twitter mailbag for a Rotoworld article this week, and the Britt/Dez Bryant issue is one of the questions. Hope to have it finished by Monday or Tuesday.
  14. This was the latest I could find: http://www.rotoworld.com/archives/nfl/69/dynasty-rankingsYep, those are the latest rankings. Nothing has really happened since then except labor talks.