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Who benefits in Detroit (1 Viewer)

Who is the pickup in Detroit?
:wall: WR: Calvin Johnson (inj), Roy Williams, Shaun McDonald (PR), Mike Furrey, Brandon Middleton (KR), Reggie Ball (IR)MIke Furrey or Shaun McDonald?
I remembered reading earlier this season that McDonald was the de facto WR3 on the team but that if either starter went down with injury it'd be Furrey that would stand to gain the most as they'd prefer to keep McDonald in that WR3/slot position. I'll see if I can find it.
I remember reading the same thing. I think Furrey is the guy to target here if you want the WR2 in Detroit.
From the other tread about the trade... Personally, I think Furrey will take over the starting spot with McD will remain the WR3/slot.Whether you want to pickup Furrey is a different matter altogether
 
Who benefits in Detroit, McDonald, Furrey ??
1. Calvin Johnson2. Calvin Johnson3. Mike Furrey4. Shaun McDonaldDid I mention that Calvin Johnson benefits from this trade?
exactly. Calvin doesn't have a problem catching the ball in coverage. He can out muscle and out jump any CB or DB in the league. Only thing that stops Megatron is a QB who's dumb enough to throw it elsewhere. Get ready for 20 targets a game people!!! :coffee: :lmao:
 
Who benefits in Detroit, McDonald, Furrey ??
1. Calvin Johnson2. Calvin Johnson3. Mike Furrey4. Shaun McDonaldDid I mention that Calvin Johnson benefits from this trade?
exactly. Calvin doesn't have a problem catching the ball in coverage. He can out muscle and out jump any CB or DB in the league. Only thing that stops Megatron is a QB who's dumb enough to throw it elsewhere. Get ready for 20 targets a game people!!! :coffee: :lmao:
I sure hope you're right.. This can't hurt that's for sure..
 
Both will actually be decent play, with noodle arm Orloserky checking down all the time, obvioulsy more beneficial in PPR leagues, otherwise I would not touch them

 
I believe the poster's choices were Furrey or McDonald. For those of us who could roster just one of these guys, which one is the better choice?

 
I believe the poster's choices were Furrey or McDonald. For those of us who could roster just one of these guys, which one is the better choice?
Didn't Furrey catch 100+ balls a year ago?
He did that a year before McDonald arrived.Last year McDonald had more receptions and yards then Furrey.
I believe McDonald has been above Furrey on the depth chart in both Detroit and when they were together on the Rams.
 
duece2626 said:
Furrey will be the #2 WR, McDonald will be the #3 slot WR.
With Orlovsky checking down all the time on blitzes, I have to think that the guy in the slot will benefit more than the #2WR. As if orlovsky has time to throw it's prolly going to Megatron, no?
 
Bumping after just reading this on the blogger. Apparently McDonald is the starter on the team's official depth chart.

October 15, 2008, 14:19Lions:: WRLions Will Start WR McDonald Opposite WR JohnsonDetroitLions.com- [Full Article]The Detroit Lions have moved WR Shaun McDonald into the starting lineup to replace the departed Roy Williams. Mike Furrey is listed as the backup to Calvin Johnson.
 
PER Rotoworld:

Mike Furrey took all the snaps for Detroit in the Lions' two receiver sets last week after Calvin Johnson got dinged up.

We posted an item earlier today that Shaun McDonald was listed as a starter on the team's website. But based on last week's usage, Furrey is more likely to be Detroit's new starter. Shaun McDonald was used in the slot late in the game and appeared behind Furrey on the depth chart throughout the contest.

But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.

 
PER Rotoworld:

Mike Furrey took all the snaps for Detroit in the Lions' two receiver sets last week after Calvin Johnson got dinged up.

We posted an item earlier today that Shaun McDonald was listed as a starter on the team's website. But based on last week's usage, Furrey is more likely to be Detroit's new starter. Shaun McDonald was used in the slot late in the game and appeared behind Furrey on the depth chart throughout the contest.

But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.
:confused: Maybe Furrey is better suited for Johnson's spot, and McDonald is better suited for Williams' spot?
 
-- Shaun McDonald to Start --

Wed Oct 15, 2008 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports WR Shaun McDonald will start opposite WR Calvin Johnson, while WR Mike Furrey fills the #3-WR role.

 
But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.
:unsure:
Paging FBG staffers to the red courtesy phone.
I don't know either, but it's only Wednesday. I'm sure we'll learn more as the week progresses and practice reports start coming in. I'll be on the blogger the next two mornings plus Sunday morning, so I will definitely be looking for the status of this issue. You can be sure I will post anything I can find.From what I have gathered thus far, and after reading this entire post before posting, I'm thinking McDonald.

 
McDonald is the better receiver. He outplayed him a few years back in St. Louis when they were both there. Furry had 1000 yard season and McDonald was brought to Detroit.

McDonald ended up in the top 30 WR's last year. This year, the Lions tried something different :P and it was worse.

If I had to pick between the 2, I think it's McDonald.

 
But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.
:boxing:
Paging FBG staffers to the red courtesy phone.
I don't know either, but it's only Wednesday. I'm sure we'll learn more as the week progresses and practice reports start coming in. I'll be on the blogger the next two mornings plus Sunday morning, so I will definitely be looking for the status of this issue. You can be sure I will post anything I can find.From what I have gathered thus far, and after reading this entire post before posting, I'm thinking McDonald.
Thanks Andy.I was looking for opinions and feedback. It didnt have to be rock solid insider knowledge.

Just impressions and feelings. Many FA hit tuesday. Many more are wed. many more are thurs.

This may be the biggest news of the fantasy FA season up to this point... and ... :shrug:

 
You have to ask..what was "All Pro" Roy Williams production this season.?

Would expect more from Mac or Furrey in a Jim Colletto offense?

 
But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.
:unsure:
Paging FBG staffers to the red courtesy phone.
I don't know either, but it's only Wednesday. I'm sure we'll learn more as the week progresses and practice reports start coming in. I'll be on the blogger the next two mornings plus Sunday morning, so I will definitely be looking for the status of this issue. You can be sure I will post anything I can find.From what I have gathered thus far, and after reading this entire post before posting, I'm thinking McDonald.
Thanks Andy.I was looking for opinions and feedback. It didnt have to be rock solid insider knowledge.

Just impressions and feelings. Many FA hit tuesday. Many more are wed. many more are thurs.

This may be the biggest news of the fantasy FA season up to this point... and ... :shrug:
I hear ya. Here's my problem with this-Dan Orlovsky is taking over at QB. The running game is in question, at best. The offensive line is poor. What would draw anybody to McDonald or Furrey right now?

There are better options out there.

 
Personally I think Shaun McDonald will be the guy to get more action.

1. Rod Marinelli was there last year when Shaun led the team in targets, recs, receiving yards and receiving TDs

2. McDonald is a great short yardage WR, which is perfect for an inexperienced QB like Orlavsky. Think Flacco to Mason, but with less targets

3. McDonald >> Furrey

4. So says the depth chart

 
Whats the deal? I remember when Furrey came in last year, he did pretty good. To be honest, never payed much attention to McDonald.

Rotoworld) Mike Furrey took all the snaps for Detroit in the Lions' two receiver sets last week after Calvin Johnson got dinged up.

Analysis: We posted an item earlier today that Shaun McDonald was listed as a starter on the team's website. But based on last week's usage, Furrey is more likely to be Detroit's new starter. Shaun McDonald was used in the slot late in the game and appeared behind Furrey on the depth chart throughout the contest.

(Article Link)

 
Personally I think Shaun McDonald will be the guy to get more action.

1. Rod Marinelli was there last year when Shaun led the team in targets, recs, receiving yards and receiving TDs

2. McDonald is a great short yardage WR, which is perfect for an inexperienced QB like Orlavsky. Think Flacco to Mason, but with less targets

3. McDonald >> Furrey

4. So says the depth chart
Furrey is the guy to own, bank on it.
 
Hoss_Cartwright said:
Jeff Haseley said:
Personally I think Shaun McDonald will be the guy to get more action.

1. Rod Marinelli was there last year when Shaun led the team in targets, recs, receiving yards and receiving TDs

2. McDonald is a great short yardage WR, which is perfect for an inexperienced QB like Orlavsky. Think Flacco to Mason, but with less targets

3. McDonald >> Furrey

4. So says the depth chart
Furrey is the guy to own, bank on it.
ok I did... hope you are right.
 
Hoss_Cartwright said:
Jeff Haseley said:
Personally I think Shaun McDonald will be the guy to get more action.

1. Rod Marinelli was there last year when Shaun led the team in targets, recs, receiving yards and receiving TDs

2. McDonald is a great short yardage WR, which is perfect for an inexperienced QB like Orlavsky. Think Flacco to Mason, but with less targets

3. McDonald >> Furrey

4. So says the depth chart
Furrey is the guy to own, bank on it.
ok I did... hope you are right.
unless your in a 16 teamer... are u really going to play either one? I'm in a 16 teamer and found Furrey was left over, picked him but I doubt I play him.
 
Andy Herron said:
BigSteelThrill said:
But it appears that the real answer is: nobody really knows.
:confused:
Paging FBG staffers to the red courtesy phone.
I don't know either, but it's only Wednesday. I'm sure we'll learn more as the week progresses and practice reports start coming in. I'll be on the blogger the next two mornings plus Sunday morning, so I will definitely be looking for the status of this issue. You can be sure I will post anything I can find.From what I have gathered thus far, and after reading this entire post before posting, I'm thinking McDonald.
Thanks Andy.I was looking for opinions and feedback. It didnt have to be rock solid insider knowledge.

Just impressions and feelings. Many FA hit tuesday. Many more are wed. many more are thurs.

This may be the biggest news of the fantasy FA season up to this point... and ... :thumbup:
I hear ya. Here's my problem with this-Dan Orlovsky is taking over at QB. The running game is in question, at best. The offensive line is poor. What would draw anybody to McDonald or Furrey right now?

There are better options out there.
Garbage time scoring. The Lions are going to be down by 20+ points in the 4th quarter a lot this year. Once the opposing team brings in their third stringers to close out the game and the Lions are passing every down, there will be a decent number of catches available.
 
Hoss_Cartwright said:
Jeff Haseley said:
Personally I think Shaun McDonald will be the guy to get more action.

1. Rod Marinelli was there last year when Shaun led the team in targets, recs, receiving yards and receiving TDs

2. McDonald is a great short yardage WR, which is perfect for an inexperienced QB like Orlavsky. Think Flacco to Mason, but with less targets

3. McDonald >> Furrey

4. So says the depth chart
Furrey is the guy to own, bank on it.
ok I did... hope you are right.
unless your in a 16 teamer... are u really going to play either one? I'm in a 16 teamer and found Furrey was left over, picked him but I doubt I play him.
Lets see - Colston, Boldin and Crayton are players I own. So yea I might have to.
 
Anyone know who practiced opposite Calvin yesterday when they were in 2 WR sets? I still haven't seen any definitive answers to this other than McDonald getting moved up on the depth chart but I am not sure that means anything because he was listed behind Roy on the depth chart while Furrey was listed behind Calvin. Its kind of important to know which one is actually the #2 because from what I read, the slot receiver only got on the field for like 9 plays last week, they haven't been running many 3 WR sets. I read through all the practice Q & A with the coaches on the Lions website and haven't seen anything about who the #2 WR will be.

 

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