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4 minutes ago, Chaka said:

All morning I have had my finger on the trigger to grab Darwin but now, I'm gonna pass.

Yeah, I've had him since last week and before the year in anticipation of this, but I'm sick of the KC backfield with a short bench league. It's all problematic, and I'm stuck with it. 

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Just now, Hot Sauce Guy said:

PPR he’s probably still worth an add if you’ve got flotsam to drop.

My team sucks, hard. But, for some reason I can't find anyone I'm willing to drop.

Kenyan? Praying he gets traded.

Cam? Super-flex league.

Peyton Barber? Can't score if you don't get touches. Barber gets them.

DJ Moore? Seems like the clear #1 and has PPR value.

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2 minutes ago, BroncoFreak_2K3 said:

Neither one is going to do anything against the Baltimore defense 

 While this is probably true, they certainly could impress their coaches so that one emerges as being more valuable than the other. 

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Just now, Chaka said:

My team sucks, hard. But, for some reason I can't find anyone I'm willing to drop.

Kenyan? Praying he gets traded.

Cam? Super-flex league.

Peyton Barber? Can't score if you don't get touches. Barber gets them.

DJ Moore? Seems like the clear #1 and has PPR value.

 Wow, your team does suck. 

:lol: 

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7 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

 Well this is probably true, they certainly could impress their coaches so that one emerges as being more valuable than the other. 

True. Definitely need to have them on your roster before today, just don’t think they will do much today.

Ive been wrong before so who knows,

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Meh, not dropping Darwin. I rather wait and see how this goes. I have seen moves like this before and sometime it’s the second guy that does well, but we shall see. Good luck all! 

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7 minutes ago, Capella said:

16 page thread for a 4th string running back. Sheesh. 

Not the first time, won't be the last

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2 hours ago, rockaction said:

This is really bad. I have White, Thompson, McCoy, and D. WIlliams in a short bench league. IOW, I have three spots going to non-starters in KC. I'm thinking of dropping them all right now. This is a joke. 

x2 now. And the thing is, you know if you put McCoy in next week after this game today, you're just gonna be chasing points. It'll be somebody else doing this next week. This sucks...

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13 minutes ago, ShamrockPride said:

x2 now. And the thing is, you know if you put McCoy in next week after this game today, you're just gonna be chasing points. It'll be somebody else doing this next week. This sucks...

I benched McCoy because of that beat writer's report. That was terrible reporting, and even worse that I put faith in it. McCoy is going off...

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Well if only [checks notes]...3 guys get hurt, this dude will come in and win your league for you. 

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This is such a joke. This guy will win you your league?

This guy?

Give him a sandwich. 

:lmao:

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I have him on a rebuild dynasty team so I can hold until every other RB on the team gets hurt and both street FAs they sign get mono. That’s when I’ll strike and move him for a 2021 4th Rounder. 

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Wasted the 5 bucks in redraft to pick him up, oh well.  But it always sucks having to drop your second round dynasty pick but it’s gonna happen it looks like.  

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Yeah, anyone holding onto him in redraft is just being stubborn at this point. Maybe if Shady is out a couple of weeks and Damien isn't ready yet either, but still, this guy is behind the other Williams as well lol. 

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5 minutes ago, mozzy84 said:

Wasted the 5 bucks in redraft to pick him up, oh well.  But it always sucks having to drop your second round dynasty pick but it’s gonna happen it looks like.  

I picked him at the end of the 1st. Luckily got Williams off FA.  It was a lotto ticket.  With he and Williams, I'm hoping I've got someone that gets consistent touches in that backfield.

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9 minutes ago, jm192 said:

I picked him at the end of the 1st. Luckily got Williams off FA.  It was a lotto ticket.  With he and Williams, I'm hoping I've got someone that gets consistent touches in that backfield.

Yea he’s looking like another preseason darling as of today.  I should have known better. 

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Cooper? Did you eat all your treatzzzzwssw

*Dump*

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3 minutes ago, rickyg said:

Safe to drop him in redraft rt?

Considering the scenario that everyone who owned him was hoping for came to pass, and he then fell flat on his face, I'd say it's pretty safe.

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10 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

Considering the scenario that everyone who owned him was hoping for came to pass, and he then fell flat on his face, I'd say it's pretty safe.

This x 1,000.  

I've maintained all along:  I never liked Damien Williams.  I thought he would falter/get hurt and Thompson gets his shot.

I never trusted McCoy at this stage in his career.  In Buffalo, I didn't think he'd hold Singletary back.  In Kansas City, I didn't think he'd hold Thompson back.  He'll get hurt or be ineffective. 

With both proving me right  (getting hurt), Darwin proved me wrong.  Whether it be pass protection, size, etc--I think Darrel Williams is clearly ahead of him.  And given his effectiveness, I don't see why that should change. 

If you've got deep dynasty rosters--I wouldn't go and drop him for the sake of dropping him. 

Redraft--I'll have 0 shares after waivers.

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So I feel like we can all agree that he's an easy drop in redraft leagues, and still a hold in deep-ish dynasties. What are the keeper folks doing?

I realize it's tough to get any kind of consensus because every league has different rules and incentives, but I'd be interested to hear what Darwin keeper owners are doing based on their league's setup. What do your rules have to look like for him to still be a hold right now?

 

 

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17 hours ago, Nucker101 said:

Yeah, anyone holding onto him in redraft is just being stubborn at this point. Maybe if Shady is out a couple of weeks and Damien isn't ready yet either, but still, this guy is behind the other Williams as well lol. 

I have a deep bench, so I can afford to hang onto both. 

Thompson has been demoted to my last bench spot though. He seemed very upset when I informed him of this on Twitter. :unsure:

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6 minutes ago, smcindoe said:

So I feel like we can all agree that he's an easy drop in redraft leagues, and still a hold in deep-ish dynasties. What are the keeper folks doing?

I realize it's tough to get any kind of consensus because every league has different rules and incentives, but I'd be interested to hear what Darwin keeper owners are doing based on their league's setup. What do your rules have to look like for him to still be a hold right now?

Dynasty deep bench, hold.

Dynasty shallow bench, tougher to hold. 

Keeper - usually # of keepers limited so probably a hold (deep) or drop (shallow) just like in redraft. 

Long-term, any shot at having 1/2 of that backfield is worth holding on to. 

Who knows how long Shady will play. He’s 31. 

Someone is going to step up & take a chunk of carries & DWill gets hurt a lot. 

So if you have shares of Thompson/Williams, they’re lottery tickets. Dynasty holds that could easily pay dividends. 

Unless the Chiefs draft a RB, in which case they’re all drops. 

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27 minutes ago, smcindoe said:

I realize it's tough to get any kind of consensus because every league has different rules and incentives, but I'd be interested to hear what Darwin keeper owners are doing based on their league's setup.

Redraft.

As both a Saquon Barkley and Matt Breida owner, dropping Thompson for either Wayne Gallman or Jeff Wilson.

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On 9/19/2019 at 4:37 PM, dahabi said:

I feel like it would be more of the Darrel Williams show if things go South for the starters. They seemed to use him in the preseason (albeit a small sample size) similar to Damien Williams' usage. 

 

On 9/19/2019 at 5:09 PM, Hot Sauce Guy said:

I’ve neither seen nor heard anything that would substantiate this. 

Reid talked up Thompson enough in the preseason that prior to the Shady signing, it was looking like a 60/40 RBBC favoring DWill. Then Shady signed & Thompson became a weekly afterthought in the offense with DWill/Shady splitting carries instead. 

Nothing that’s happened in the interim suggests that the pecking order has changed in any way. 

No offense, but I’m deeply skeptical that Darrell Wiliams will become a FF asset unless both dWill & Thompson are out. 

No offense taken. 

@Craig_MiamiFL I appreciate the laughing emoji on that post as well...

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7 minutes ago, dahabi said:

 

 

No offense taken. 

@Craig_MiamiFL I appreciate the laughing emoji on that post as well...

And what a beast he was. :rolleyes: 

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2 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

And what a beast he was. :rolleyes: 

You’re right. 4 carries for 8 yards was totally the right call. Props

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53 minutes ago, dahabi said:

 

 

No offense taken. 

@Craig_MiamiFL I appreciate the laughing emoji on that post as well...

Thanks for posting your support of Darrel. Wanted to but didn't last week. Just picked him up in my leagues. I laughed because figured your take would get shlt on from the 16 page Darwin crowd (wasn't laughing at your take at all). Literally 16 pages on Darwin.....and absolutely nothing whatsoever on Darrel. The pissing matches that go own in some of these threads is just nauseating to me.

Signs were already there. Darrel played ahead of Darwin preseason and more snaps Week 2. You'd think that Darrel didn't even exist last week from the expectations of some. Keeping Mahomes healthy is priority number 1,2,3,4,5. Maybe Darwin turns into something into the future but when your coach has doubts about you knowing who to block...

Big fan of Darrel. Reminds me of Spencer Ware. Sturdy well rounded back. Never going to be anyone's ideal back of future but all he needs is a shot like Ware to change that line of thinking. 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Thanks for posting your support of Darrel. Wanted to but didn't last week. Just picked him up in my leagues. I laughed because figured your take would get shlt on from the 16 page Darwin crowd (wasn't laughing at your take at all). Literally 16 pages on Darwin.....and absolutely nothing whatsoever on Darrel. The pissing matches that go own in some of these threads is just nauseating to me.

Signs were already there. Darrel played ahead of Darwin preseason and more snaps Week 2. You'd think that Darrel didn't even exist last week from the expectations of some.

Big fan of Darrel. Reminds me of Spencer Ware. Sturdy well rounded back. Never going to be anyone's ideal back of future but all he needs is a shot like Ware to change that line of thinking

 

 

Agreed. People focusing on draft pedigree over actual usage always cracks me up

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Reid must not trust him yet but with Tyreek coming back sometime soon his time might be running out on my roster. I don’t understand the lack of usage

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12 minutes ago, finfansteve said:

Reid must not trust him yet but with Tyreek coming back sometime soon his time might be running out on my roster. I don’t understand the lack of usage

What? I thought Reid spelled it out a couple weeks back... when Thompson shows he can pass block he'll get playing time. Pretty simple. We should actually thank him for that.

Reid won't risk getting Mahomes killed just so The Shark Pool can pat themselves on the back.

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49 minutes ago, finfansteve said:

Reid must not trust him yet but with Tyreek coming back sometime soon his time might be running out on my roster. I don’t understand the lack of usage

You don’t understand why a 6th-round back isn’t playing over Lesean McCoy? 

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