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  1. On 10/17/2019 at 1:28 AM, Birdie048 said:

    We had a "big boy trades" in 12 Team Full PPR (1/2/2/1/2 Flex)

    Team A: Gave up Saquon Barclay NYG RB

    Team B: Gave up THREE (3) 1st Round, a 3rd & a 4th 2020 Picks (1 mid/early & 2 Late projected for 1st rounders)

     

    Team A (1-5) has redirected to "rebuild" and B (4-2) is going "all in"! 

    Very similar to a trade I did in preseason prior to Elliot resigning taking over for a team in a 16 team league.

     

    2020 3 x firsts, a third, and Ito Smith for Ezekiel.

     

    all picks look to be top half at the moment. My team is the worst in the league with M Andrews, C Kirk being my 1-2 top players.

     

  2. 7 hours ago, Shutout said:

    Honestly, I'm mixed on the performance.  I know everyone will say he did things Eli can't do with his legs and all that. Bottom line is, they won and I'm not dismissing that.  I just sit on the fence on the turnovers and the fact they dug themselves a big hole to begin with.  That's not ideal.  

    Agreed that it was an inspiring win, but it is worrying as a Giants fan that he doesn’t really feel pressure coming at him with relatively poor ball security. Won’t take long for that to ruin him.

     

    I don’t blame him for not being in sync the first half, it is his first start.

     

    Some lovely throws too but none that were super wowing from a technical point of view. Not that you NEED to impress on every throw, just would have been nice to see.

  3. 4 hours ago, Don't Noonan said:

    2nd straight week as the highest YPC back for the Broncos plus he added a few receptions this week.  Maybe they wake up and start running the ball more after a dismal loss against the Jets.

    He had a total of 7 rushing yards from all his carries prior to one 24 yard rush when the Jets were defending the catch up passing.

     

    Won’t be trusting him any time soon.

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  4. Moving a 28 year old Calvin Johnson to "rebuild" is probably one of the reasons we end up with teams that are constantly rebuilding. I could maybe see someone deciding that they want to take the swing at getting multiple young prospects in the hope that several pan out and become worth more than Calvin's remaining career VBD, but the idea that a guy with probably 6-7 elite years left is too old for a rebuilding team is a pretty huge leap to make.

    How long do people plan on rebuilding for when they go into rebuild mode? Is it going to be 5 years before you think you'll be competitive again? Entering a rebuild with that mindset is somewhat absurd.

    Sure, Calvin 2 years from now will have less trade value than Calvin does now, but if you're ready to roll in two years then a 31 year old Calvin Johnson is a piece you want on your team anyway. Sometimes I wonder if people forget that they can actually use the players on their team.

    Discussing it in the context EBF provided, it's more of a case of why WOULDN'T you see what you can get for 'player x'. Even if they are one of the few pieces of strength to your roster.

    I'm content in riding off to the sunset with him, but like with Graham, if you can replace him with a core player + upside pieces you need across the board, it's well worth discussing.

    It's hardly equal context, but I was trying to move Rice all of last offseason - People were scared away by the price tag that I was offering (Well under his ranking value) because 'it's difficult to move studs'. He fell off a cliff as we all know.

    (I was one of the top scorers the last few years with a championship before Rice/Nicks/Richardson fell off cliffs, with Wilson's neck taking him away as an upside young player, DJax having a bad year, Jennings finally running out of steam, etc etc)

  5. Don't trade away your picks--any of them--when you are rebuilding.

    Try to trade for picks by moving any of your older players who have value.

    I like selling rookie 3rds on crappy teams to eager owners who consider them "practically 2nd rounders". I agree that they're practically late-2nd-round picks, I just disagree that late-2nds are all that valuable.

    Yeah, value is value. If someone offers you an established player for a pick, don't turn it down because you need youth. Don't fall into the trap of a perpetual rebuild. You need great players not necessarily 22 year old players. The only strategy is ABC. You cannot makeover a team sitting on picks and sifting through waivers. You have to get rid of players you don't want and get players you do.

    The problem I find is valuing studs to this sort of mindset whilst rebuilding. If you're honest about the value of a stud, it's difficult to get what you actually should out of owners in regards to young upside whilst getting pieces, which is inevitably what you aim for most of the time when trying to rebuild and sell off a player like Megatron.

    I've never struggled to move a player like I have whilst trying to move Calvin currently (In a deep rebuild). Half of it is because I end up asking for his actual value, which leaves little upside to most owners unless they're right on the cusp of contending in their view.

    At the same time, whilst I might be happy holding onto Calvin perpetually, he's not going to be nearly as valuable to me or others when I'm ready to compete.

    What's peoples general strategy to studs in their prime whilst in a rebuild? You simply... don't? Does it have to come with an established producer AND firsts/other young players? Are draft picks ever enough?

  6. I don't follow Casserly closely, so I don't know how reliable he is, but his excerpt doesn't inspire much faith. Flacco, Eli, and Stafford over Wilson? Yikes.

    I've tended to enjoy half of the articles I've read of his (Which is decent for an nfl.com columnist).

    But I struggle to see what Foles has really put on the board over Wilson.

    People act like Seattle have an all-world oline and receiving corp as well........

    NFL record 7 TD game? Better TD%, better INT%, better offense? RW is terrific, absolutely, but he's been limited in his actual production (like 79 yards pass until the late 4th quarter vs NO for instance...). But Foles has put more "on the board."

    In an incredibly QB friendly system...

    I like Foles a lot, and even though I just classified it s a QB-friendly system, he' would be a talented player anywhere. But lets not talk down Wilson's output and ranking based on 'friendly systems' (Which still has an average/below average Oline and had no receivers to speak of) and then talk up Foles for short term production that hasn't led to anything of note in a system designed to churn out yards with most anyone behind centre.

    As usual there is confusion about whether the discussion is about FF and sheer numbers, or efficiency numbers like YPA (which Foles led by a good margin too btw), or actual sheer innate talent, big play ability and leadership.

    I'd love to see Wilson in a fun, stats churning offense (preferably in the AFC somewhere), but that's not his situation.

    I think the best way to really discuss fantasy football most of the time is through the guise of actual football discussion.

    And that is what the article was referencing... It isn't a fantasy based article so why treat it like one?

  7. I don't follow Casserly closely, so I don't know how reliable he is, but his excerpt doesn't inspire much faith. Flacco, Eli, and Stafford over Wilson? Yikes.

    I've tended to enjoy half of the articles I've read of his (Which is decent for an nfl.com columnist).

    But I struggle to see what Foles has really put on the board over Wilson.

    People act like Seattle have an all-world oline and receiving corp as well........

    NFL record 7 TD game? Better TD%, better INT%, better offense? RW is terrific, absolutely, but he's been limited in his actual production (like 79 yards pass until the late 4th quarter vs NO for instance...). But Foles has put more "on the board."

    In an incredibly QB friendly system...

    I like Foles a lot, and even though I just classified it s a QB-friendly system, he' would be a talented player anywhere. But lets not talk down Wilson's output and ranking based on 'friendly systems' (Which still has an average/below average Oline and had no receivers to speak of) and then talk up Foles for short term production that hasn't led to anything of note in a system designed to churn out yards with most anyone behind centre.

  8. I don't follow Casserly closely, so I don't know how reliable he is, but his excerpt doesn't inspire much faith. Flacco, Eli, and Stafford over Wilson? Yikes.

    I've tended to enjoy half of the articles I've read of his (Which is decent for an nfl.com columnist).

    But I struggle to see what Foles has really put on the board over Wilson.

    People act like Seattle have an all-world oline and receiving corp as well........

  9. Like I said, I love the idea of drafting a quality young backup years before your established starter is ready to hang it up. I think that's the sort of thing that smart, well-run franchises do, while the rest of the league is busy scrambling from one roster hole to the next trying to put out fires. Maybe Brock Osweiler winds up being absolutely atrocious and the pick looks bad in hindsight, but I think the thinking behind it was right on the money.

    Adam, always love your posts dude.

    Who are 5 backup QB's you'd target as potential stars within 3 to 4 years from now?

    Can only think of Osweiller, Cousins, Mallett, Nassib (Maybe, opportunity only), Jones (maybe, don't believe in the talent) unless you're still a fan of Chase Daniels...

  10. OK OK... just had someone accept a trade that happened so quickly, I wonder if I missed something.

    I gave up Demaryius for Dez straight up. Longterm, are we ok with this move? I think the other team was worried about Dez with the rook getting attention of his own.

    Can I ask what the point of the trade was?

    You don't have a personal preference? Either one is great, but having the choice between them is better.

    I have a personal preference, I just think trades like this are sorta a waste of time. If someone has a preference, actually use that advantage. These traders, personally, always just end up frustrating because you inevitably get annoyed when the other side does well, whilst ignoring the fact that it's pretty much pointlessly square.

    OK OK... just had someone accept a trade that happened so quickly, I wonder if I missed something.

    I gave up Demaryius for Dez straight up. Longterm, are we ok with this move? I think the other team was worried about Dez with the rook getting attention of his own.

    Can I ask what the point of the trade was?

    You don't have a personal preference? Either one is great, but having the choice between them is better.

    I offered the trade because of the worries about Dez (health and recent numbers) and thinking long term that Demaryius might regress after Manning... I suppose it was assuming a buy-low on Dez. What is funny is that I cancelled the offer shortly after (last night) on yahoo, but for whatever reason it was accepted today. I did not complain, realizing that Yahoo does stupid stuff sometimes I just figured I would let it go. It feels like a toss up trade really, but I have never owned Dez in any league ever, so it's a new guy to partner with Calvin and Gronk!

    More than anything though, was just wondering on the reasoning.

  11. OK OK... just had someone accept a trade that happened so quickly, I wonder if I missed something.

    I gave up Demaryius for Dez straight up. Longterm, are we ok with this move? I think the other team was worried about Dez with the rook getting attention of his own.

    Can I ask what the point of the trade was?

  12. Funny how Hillis, off the couch, had no problem grasping the Offense, blocking and catching. Oh yes, scoring respectable fantasy points too.

    If TRich had his output in his first week with Indy, most of the people in here would be saying 'lol looked like ####, lucky that his team put in the position to get a cheap TD to make his fantasy output it look quasi-respectable.'

    C'mon man, he went for 36 yards from 18 carries...

  13. As terrible as he's looked, I think Indy have used him pretty 'poorly' in regards to trying to get a lot of production out of him. They don't give him a chance to get into any rhythm whatsoever. They're a passing team, so obviously form their perspective it makes sense, but from a fantasy POV, you can't expect much until they show they're committed to actually using him. Part of that, of course, is him demanding to be used.

  14. Maybe if his coach would stop bagging on him and, you know, actually coach him Freeman might get better faster.

    Eli Manning @ 24: 294 for 557 (52.8%), 3762yds, 24tds, 17ints, 6.75 y/a

    Eli Manning thru four years: 987 for 1805 (54.7%), 11385yds, 77tds (4.3%), 64ints (3.5%), 6.3 y/a

    Josh Freeman @ 24: 306 for 558 (54.8%), 4065yds, 27tds, 17ints, 7.28 y/a

    Josh Freeman thru four years: 1101 for 1873 (58.8%), 12963yds, 78tds (4.2%), 63ints (3.5%), 6.9 y/a

    Take guys with tools, help them get better and be patient. Not every QB is Peyton Manning -- ready to set the world on fire at a young age.

    I suppose the weakness in that comparison comes firstly in the difference of not only the league nowadays to Eli's early years (Hardly a huge variation) and the fact that Eli has always played in New York's weather condition compared to Tampa's (Which obviously lends itself to better passing statistics towards the end of the year).

    Unless it was a ploy put forward by Freeman, I can't see him even wanting to come back for Schiano. I didn't like the guy when drafted as a future prospect, but for everything the team gives him in one hand, they take away with the other.

  15. For reference, Ivory was a FA in my 12-team PPR dynasty league and I picked him at 2.02 in the rookie/FA draft.

    This is wrong in so many ways!

    Why was he a FA do people in that league not have insight?

    Also, what 13 players were better then him/his upside in this draft?

    A couple of suggestions...

    1) Free Agency in this league stopped come the end of playoffs until the draft, so it's not like you can follow the offseason news to a tee.

    2) Coupled that with short rosters, in which the RB4 for the Saints, RFA and continually injured is directly inhibitive to success due to the lack of available depth.

    Either way, probably shouldn't have gone 2.02, but it's a PPR with maybe a few other quirks, so sometimes things happen. Worth quite a few spots higher but it's hardly as bad as you've made it out to be IMO.

  16. Looking purely at the first three rounds...
    1.01 Austin
    1.02 Lacy
    1.03/4 Bernard
    1.04/3 Patterson
    1.05 Bell
    1.06 Hopkins
    1.07 Ball
    1.08 Allen
    1.09 Wheaton
    1.10 Ertz
    1.11 Hunter
    1.12 Eifert
    ??? I'm actually loving 1.05-1.10 value, going into the second with plenty of decent players still there. Currently have the 1.06 in my main league and though I would love one of the top 4, I'm not complaining too much if things fall the way they do.
  17. Anyone gather anything of interest in the first round today?

    Feeling a lot more confident about taking Patterson now for some reason than I was a few days ago if it comes to that. Geno looking Clausen-esque if teams weren't even willing to move up for that extra year contract. Austin firmed as my 1.01 in all likelihood.

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