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"Eye Ball Test" Observations (1 Viewer)

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1. Justin Blackmon is the best WR by far on Jacksonville. He looks like a beast and will be the guy when he comes back from suspension. I hear all the talk about Shorts, but the "eye ball test" tells me Blackmon is a must pick up late in drafts. He will be an awesome WR3 to have on your team.

2. Michael Vick looks reborn in Chip Kelley's new offense. He will average top 7 QB points on a weekly basis in this offense. He may indeed miss some games because of injury, just pick up Foles with your last pick as insurance. Foles will be a QB1 when he plays also. From the look of the Eagles defense, the QB will be on the field a lot, trying to keep them in the game.

3. In some of the early redrafts leagues I did this week, I am seeing owners take 2 or more TE's in drafts. My best guess is a lot of these guys will be on the waiver wire after the first week. But if you wait until late to pick up a TE in drafts and your sleepers get taken by these TE hording owners, just draft Celek in the last two rounds and you will probably get the same production as any TE out of the top 7.

4. When you pick your QB2 this year don't waste your pick on an immobile guys like Palmer or Rivers with bad offensive lines. Take a young running QB that can make plays with his legs. EJ Manual and Pryor are two guys people are talking about. How about Jake Locker, he runs the ball well and probably has a better team around him. This strategy pays off big in leagues you can start 2 QB's.

5. Greg Williams is going to make the Titans defense better. They were all over Matt Ryan.

6. Who is going to run the ball in Arizona. Mendenhall can't stay healthy. Alphonso Smith might be a late round sleeper that helps some owners.

7. Matt Schaub get absolutely no respect. He is on a good team, with a great offensive line, and nice weapons around him and is not even getting drafted in most leagues. Give me Vick in the 9th round and back him up with Schaub late and you are set.

8. The Ravens are getting the least amount of respect as a team that any defending Super Bowl Champs have ever gotten. Flacco will still be decent and don't sleep on Jacoby Jones as a late round WR pick. The defense looks even better than last year to me. I like Torry Smith, but he is still just a deep threat from what I have seen, and is being picked way to high in most drafts. The Ravens are going to run the ball with Rice and Pierce and play defense to win games. Smith will be hit and miss all year, with more misses that hits!

9. Chris Polk seems like the backup RB to have for the Eagles not Brown.

10. Cam Newton and Robert Griffin are being taken way too high in drafts. If they try to make a pocket passer out of Cam, like they are suggesting, he won't put up near the numbers he has in the past. Running the ball is what makes him a great fantasy QB. Robert Griffin won't be running the ball either this year with that leg! You take that dimension away from him, he is not a top 12 guy.

 
6. Who is going to run the ball in Arizona. Mendenhall can't stay healthy. Alphonso Smith might be a late round sleeper that helps some owners.

9. Chris Polk seems like the backup RB to have for the Eagles not Brown.
I think Mendy is clearly the guy to target in AZ, but you'd be wise to keep an eye on the handcuff situation with his knee already acting up.

Disagree on Polk. He was beaten out by Brown last year. Hasn't shown anything dynamic since entering the league. Brown is the better option there for redraft and dynasty.

 
FWIW, in the training camp thread , there was a quote by Jaworski in regards to RG3, basically saying he looks 'off' , something's wrong still, he's favoring the leg , according to Jaws.. :shrug:

 
I find that it's difficult to make any "team-based" generalizations based on preseason... Eye ball tests for individual players sure, but you have no idea what the agenda of the coaches are during preseason.

 
The reports out of camp is that Polk has been better than Brown this year. I just think Polk looks more decisive when he runs the ball.

 
FWIW, in the training camp thread , there was a quote by Jaworski in regards to RG3, basically saying he looks 'off' , something's wrong still, he's favoring the leg , according to Jaws.. :shrug:
Oh you mean the same guy that said Colin Kaepernick might become the greatest QB of all time. The same guy that has Flacco ranked over Brees? He gets paid to say ridiculous things so that it can become a story so that ESPN has something to cover through the day. He says something crazy like Kaps is the greatest or RG3 doesn't look right. They scroll it on the ticker and website all day, Mike and Mike interview him about. Then, local papers interview him about it. Then, ESPN covers the papers covering what Jaws said in the interview. This is how you make up stories out of thin air to keep the sports machine moving.

 
I find that it's difficult to make any "team-based" generalizations based on preseason... Eye ball tests for individual players sure, but you have no idea what the agenda of the coaches are during preseason.

I agree for the most part, but most of this was based off the week 3 preseason games, which are supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season.

 
1. Justin Blackmon is the best WR by far on Jacksonville. He looks like a beast and will be the guy when he comes back from suspension. I hear all the talk about Shorts, but the "eye ball test" tells me Blackmon is a must pick up late in drafts. He will be an awesome WR3 to have on your team.

2. Michael Vick looks reborn in Chip Kelley's new offense. He will average top 7 QB points on a weekly basis in this offense. He may indeed miss some games because of injury, just pick up Foles with your last pick as insurance. Foles will be a QB1 when he plays also. From the look of the Eagles defense, the QB will be on the field a lot, trying to keep them in the game.

3. In some of the early redrafts leagues I did this week, I am seeing owners take 2 or more TE's in drafts. My best guess is a lot of these guys will be on the waiver wire after the first week. But if you wait until late to pick up a TE in drafts and your sleepers get taken by these TE hording owners, just draft Celek in the last two rounds and you will probably get the same production as any TE out of the top 7.

4. When you pick your QB2 this year don't waste your pick on an immobile guys like Palmer or Rivers with bad offensive lines. Take a young running QB that can make plays with his legs. EJ Manual and Pryor are two guys people are talking about. How about Jake Locker, he runs the ball well and probably has a better team around him. This strategy pays off big in leagues you can start 2 QB's.

5. Greg Williams is going to make the Titans defense better. They were all over Matt Ryan.

6. Who is going to run the ball in Arizona. Mendenhall can't stay healthy. Alphonso Smith might be a late round sleeper that helps some owners.

7. Matt Schaub get absolutely no respect. He is on a good team, with a great offensive line, and nice weapons around him and is not even getting drafted in most leagues. Give me Vick in the 9th round and back him up with Schaub late and you are set.

8. The Ravens are getting the least amount of respect as a team that any defending Super Bowl Champs have ever gotten. Flacco will still be decent and don't sleep on Jacoby Jones as a late round WR pick. The defense looks even better than last year to me. I like Torry Smith, but he is still just a deep threat from what I have seen, and is being picked way to high in most drafts. The Ravens are going to run the ball with Rice and Pierce and play defense to win games. Smith will be hit and miss all year, with more misses that hits!

9. Chris Polk seems like the backup RB to have for the Eagles not Brown.

10. Cam Newton and Robert Griffin are being taken way too high in drafts. If they try to make a pocket passer out of Cam, like they are suggesting, he won't put up near the numbers he has in the past. Running the ball is what makes him a great fantasy QB. Robert Griffin won't be running the ball either this year with that leg! You take that dimension away from him, he is not a top 12 guy.
I'm not sure you know what an eyeball test is. This is just a collection of random thoughts you have about fantasy football.

 
Obviously I don't know how to use the Quotation marks correctly.......sorry

Most the these thoughts are base from me watching all the preseason games. Some are just my thoughts, and all are just my opinion.

 
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I don't think Schaub is being overlooked at all. People know all about him and his perceived ceiling. He is what he is.

The thing about a fantasy backup is that you are often choosing between a solid veteran or an unproven, risky guy with questions about his youth or his scheme or his surrounding cast.

So if your QB1 goes down, do you want a guy that you are sure won't give you top 5 QB1 numbers or a guy that could if things work out right for him? Because unless your team is stacked, or you had a low end QB1 to begin with, you're going to be fielding a lower scoring team week with a Schaub at your helm. So you opt for a guy that has a higher ceiling (and lower floor) believing that if he doesn't blow up, you can replace him with Schaub who is still on the waiver wire. Your costs of grabbing that ascending QB after he breaks out are higher since everyone else will be targeting him as well.

Every year there is a turn over in the top 10/12 at each position. The secret to fantasy success is finding that guy before he hits. The thing about a Schaub is that you know that he isn't likely to be that guy. So you roll the dice on a guy that you think can, even though you know it's no guarantee.

 
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1. Justin Blackmon is the best WR by far on Jacksonville. He looks like a beast and will be the guy when he comes back from suspension. I hear all the talk about Shorts, but the "eye ball test" tells me Blackmon is a must pick up late in drafts. He will be an awesome WR3 to have on your team.

2. Michael Vick looks reborn in Chip Kelley's new offense. He will average top 7 QB points on a weekly basis in this offense. He may indeed miss some games because of injury, just pick up Foles with your last pick as insurance. Foles will be a QB1 when he plays also. From the look of the Eagles defense, the QB will be on the field a lot, trying to keep them in the game.

3. In some of the early redrafts leagues I did this week, I am seeing owners take 2 or more TE's in drafts. My best guess is a lot of these guys will be on the waiver wire after the first week. But if you wait until late to pick up a TE in drafts and your sleepers get taken by these TE hording owners, just draft Celek in the last two rounds and you will probably get the same production as any TE out of the top 7.

4. When you pick your QB2 this year don't waste your pick on an immobile guys like Palmer or Rivers with bad offensive lines. Take a young running QB that can make plays with his legs. EJ Manual and Pryor are two guys people are talking about. How about Jake Locker, he runs the ball well and probably has a better team around him. This strategy pays off big in leagues you can start 2 QB's.

5. Greg Williams is going to make the Titans defense better. They were all over Matt Ryan.

6. Who is going to run the ball in Arizona. Mendenhall can't stay healthy. Alphonso Smith might be a late round sleeper that helps some owners.

7. Matt Schaub get absolutely no respect. He is on a good team, with a great offensive line, and nice weapons around him and is not even getting drafted in most leagues. Give me Vick in the 9th round and back him up with Schaub late and you are set.

8. The Ravens are getting the least amount of respect as a team that any defending Super Bowl Champs have ever gotten. Flacco will still be decent and don't sleep on Jacoby Jones as a late round WR pick. The defense looks even better than last year to me. I like Torry Smith, but he is still just a deep threat from what I have seen, and is being picked way to high in most drafts. The Ravens are going to run the ball with Rice and Pierce and play defense to win games. Smith will be hit and miss all year, with more misses that hits!

9. Chris Polk seems like the backup RB to have for the Eagles not Brown.

10. Cam Newton and Robert Griffin are being taken way too high in drafts. If they try to make a pocket passer out of Cam, like they are suggesting, he won't put up near the numbers he has in the past. Running the ball is what makes him a great fantasy QB. Robert Griffin won't be running the ball either this year with that leg! You take that dimension away from him, he is not a top 12 guy.
Everything this guy just said is b#$$&*!t. Thank you.

 

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