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  1. Not sure I totally agree here. For 2020, Claypool was #15 across the NFL in red zone targets (20 targets, 10 catches, 4 TD). Juju was #17 (19 targets, 16 catches, 6 TD). In regard to total YAC, the rankings go Juju 22, Diontae 26, Claypool 44. For YAC/R, all three performed more poorly compared with the top of the league. Juju 103, Diontae 84, Claypool 60. I think there's some variability to how this year plays out because Juju's role is quite different. Entering 2020, he was the de facto #1 receiver, and my anecdotal observation was that he was treated like that. I recall from
  2. How does one define leadership and toughness? Tebow started for essentially one season - 2011. As far as I can tell, he did not sustain any sort of meaningful injury during that season. I believe Tebow had a reputation as a "tough" runner, but he led the league in fumbles and fumbles lost in 2011. He did engineer a number of come-from-behind wins in '11. But I can confirm as a Bears fan: sucking for the first 55 minutes only to pull victory from the jaws of defeat is not sustainable, it's not fun not watch, and it's not reasonable. It is fascinating which players are labe
  3. For me it's a conscious choice. I fundamentally disagree with the way Amazon treats its warehouse staff and refuse to financially support the company. Not that anyone probably cares, but once you get out of the mindset of same-day or two-day shipping, it's not difficult at all to live without Amazon.
  4. There are a few cretins like myself who choose to not use any of Amazon's services. I know I'm in the minority, but there's no way I'm paying an annual subscription to watch a handful of NFL games. Thankfully, I find football on the radio to be a great alternative, especially when the weather is still nice in the fall. And the broadcasters are largely better on Westwood One, in my humble opinion.
  5. This simply doesn't make sense from a real-life football perspective. Why would they add another Chase Edmonds-esque player? Wouldn't adding a complement to him make sense? Honestly, I haven't seen anyone here arguing that Chase was going to be a three-down back. Far too often the offseason is made into a zero sum game for fantasy players' values. This is not an Edmonds vs. Conner question or whether Edmonds is THE GUY or not THE GUY. Why can't there be any plausible scenarios in between? Edmonds was on the field for roughly 46% of the team's offensive snaps last year (excluding
  6. But there's an obvious logical flaw here: the same coaching staff and front office you are referring to actually brought about an increase in playing time and volume for Edmonds. As already detailed, his chances increased from 5.6 to 8.6 (roughly, see details in previous post), and his snap totals increased from 17/game to 31/game year-over-year. What you are arguing for is the opposite of the evidence we have at hand. Again, it is entirely possible that 2020 was Edmonds' ceiling in terms of usage - I'm totally open to the reasons as to why that might be. But it is not logical to argu
  7. Who are the backups the AZ coaching staff and/or front office is fond of? Of the other four running backs currently on the roster: Eno Benjamin - 0 carries and 0 targets in 2020 (rookie season). DJ Foster - 2 carries and 1 target in 2020. Khalfani Muhammad - 0 career caries and 0 career targets since being drafted in 2017. Jonathan Ward - 0 carries and 1 target in 2020 (rookie season). Not trying to be confrontational here - you may be entirely right on Conner. I just feel like there's a lot of different arguments being made about Edmonds that don't get to what I think is the c
  8. I won't argue how good of a real-life player Conner is. But I will vehemently disagree that signing or drafting a RB is "bad for value" of Edmonds. Before the signing of Conner, there were four other RBs on the Cardinals roster. Three of them have never registered a carry in the NFL. The fourth is DJ Foster, with 15 career carries and 31career targets. This is a real life football team. They were going to add a running back.
  9. Ignoring "official starts," which aren't relevant, Edmonds has for all intents and purposes started three games in his career. 2019 - Week 7 at NYG 2019 - Week 8 at NO 2020 - Week 8 vs. MIA He sustained an injury in one of those three starts. If that's a metric you want to use, that's fine, but that seems awfully selective. It's football. Injuries happen. In '19, Edmonds became the de facto started due to what I think we could fairly say was poor or inefficient play from David Johnson. Or Johnson was actually hurt for the NYG game and Kingsbury toyed with all of us.
  10. With all due respect, I think you are incorrect here. 2019, the first year of the Kingsbury regime, was Edmonds' second year in the league. So it seems entirely possible that they actually did evaluate their own player on their own roster. As he hadn't been in the league "for years." Examining his stats as a pure back-up gives a pretty clear picture. In the six games in which he was Johnson's back up to start '19, he averaged 5.6 chances per game (carries and targets). Of course, Edmonds then had a start against NYG, got hurt against NO, missed three games, the Cards' traded for
  11. I guess I expected some RB competition and not a bottom-barrel back. I accept that Edmonds is not going to be a three-down back and another RB was coming in. But enough about the best case scenario lol. As for Eno Benjamin, I gotta say I don't see where he fits in here. Unless I'm missing something, his current NFL stats are: 0 carries, 0 targets. I can't fathom a forecast from there. In regard to Edmonds, I'll leave it at this. Something happened in '20. For some reason, his targets and carries shot up. For some reason, his snap counts increased from '19 to '20, to the point
  12. I guess I read the tea leaves a little differently. I'll reiterate for transparency that Edmonds is a likely keeper for me in '21 due to rosters rolling over from '19. The contract Conner signed, to me, indicates how the league as a whole values or predicts his play moving forward. Simply put, he could't get a clear-cut starting money. Of course that doesn't mean he won't be the starter or lead back in AZ, but it does clue us in to how the real football evaluators, flawed as some may be, view Conner. "Best case scenario" can mean a lot of different things to different people, whic
  13. Edmonds is a likely keeper for me in a league in which our rosters are rolling over from 2019...so things are a bit wacky. I'm pretty happy with the Conner signing. Not sure what scenario could really be better for Edmonds, as I have not expected him to be a three-down back. With AZ's limited draft capital, hopefully this will have them out on the top 3 RBs that people keep grouping together. I would think Edmonds' touch share should increase in a timeshare with Conner as opposed to Drake; solid RB2 has been my hope all along and I'm liking the direction as of now.
  14. I have Juju as one of four keepers in my keeper league, but we took the 2020 season off for pandemic reasons. I didn't own Juju elsewhere, but having watched enough Steelers games the anecdotal feeling I got was that he never really felt involved in the offense. He had his big games, but you didn't get the feel that he's a focal point. So I was a bit surprised when for .5 PPR Juju finished as WR18. I realize it's not the top-of-the-league hopes some have held for Juju, but it gives me a bit of optimism upon his resigning with Pittsburgh. I was certainly hoping he was headed somewhere
  15. With a potential trade of Hicks coming up, I really can't see the franchise intentionally tanking. It really seems the powers that be have decided to build a league-winning offense around...Andy Dalton. At least the Bears aren't boring.
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