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1 hour ago, Choke said:

Ill watch the game tonight.

A 251 pound DE in the 3-4 is literally going to get broken.

Now they are trying a few different wrinkles in their new "Hollywood" defense. But that almost always goes-by-the-way-side as the OLine figures it out and the OLine still brings the size and strength that dictates much what the defense has to do.  And I havent read that Addison tried to add 25 pounds anywhere. Yet even at 276 he would be massively light in the pants to hold up as a 3-4 end, but at least possible, unlike 251.

Some other podcast predicted this - I don't recall whether it was Read & React IDP Podcast or IDP Guys' Podcast.  They described a type of front I don't really understand that both the Rams and the Panthers use, and based on Aaron Donald being classified as a DT, the predicted Addison would be a DE... something like one of the OLBs playing essentially as a DE, therefore changing the classification from:

DE-NT-DE-OLB

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DE-DT-DT-DE

Again, this isn't anything I'm trying to defend, just mentioning things I head on IDP podcasts.

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1 hour ago, Choke said:

With fantasysharks updating today, its obvious they are not watching any of the actual games or practice sessions.  Just reading stat-sheets/play-sheets. 

Kind of feel bad for MFL. They tried, but really need to finally hire someone for in-house to do positional quality control.

I can't find any updates for today.  Do you have a link?

EDIT: https://www.fantasysharks.com/apps/bert/players/depth_chart.php

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More than anything MFL needs to add an EDGE positional designation so ff owners can amend their starting positions and get off the DE/OLB swings in value.

Some leagues use DT & DE and some use CB & S...so why not EDGE?  Give leagues the option to use or not use the positional designation.

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On 8/18/2019 at 3:11 PM, Choke said:

Gary Davenport.  And if someone wants to do that for the sake of quality control, particularly MFL's, thats cool. No idea of his contact info.

I just had an exchange with Davenport (@idpsharks). I asked why Christian Miller is left an LB when he backs up DE Irvin and has similar preseason snap alignments. The response was basically, "welp, I inherited all these designations; we'll get 'em next year; can't change them all." 

I don't get it. Why not "change them all?" He got the gig in the spring. If he thought Breeze was doing it wrong (which he wrote RE Donald), why not roll out all the changes in July and prepare to adjust for surprises in preseason?

Instead, we have three cherry picked notable changes and great uncertainty and unpredictability going forward. 

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12 hours ago, Arodin said:

Nice to know the positional eligibility on a major site is being determined by an amateur who can’t be bothered to systematically study every team’s alignments.

This is ridiculous.  MFL should be ashamed of themselves.

While I agree, I also think it's clear MFL doesn't know shame/pride or they wouldn't be using html1 as the site platform.

 

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I'm in the middle of a debate in one of my leagues. I argue Clowney's value goes down if he becomes a dolphin. Mind you, he's already been classified a DE on MFL. First, he'd have no respectable bookend and fewer pass-rush opportunities on a bad Miami team than in Houston. But also this: I have a theory that 3-4 OLBs classified as DE (of which there are now a handful) could have a built-in advantage in leagues that lean tackle-heavy. I'd expect these OLBs to have more coverage and in-the-box tackle opportunities than traditional 4-3 ends (and perhaps LEOs as well, but to a lesser extent). Thoughts?

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1 hour ago, tripp said:

I'm in the middle of a debate in one of my leagues. I argue Clowney's value goes down if he becomes a dolphin. Mind you, he's already been classified a DE on MFL. First, he'd have no respectable bookend and fewer pass-rush opportunities on a bad Miami team than in Houston. But also this: I have a theory that 3-4 OLBs classified as DE (of which there are now a handful) could have a built-in advantage in leagues that lean tackle-heavy. I'd expect these OLBs to have more coverage and in-the-box tackle opportunities than traditional 4-3 ends (and perhaps LEOs as well, but to a lesser extent). Thoughts?

Do we have an official list anywhere.  I know of I think 3 or 4. 

On Clowney, if he stays an OLB designated as a DL in a 3-4 defense, that's better for him than a traditional DE in a 4-3. 

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1 hour ago, matttyl said:

Do we have an official list anywhere.  I know of I think 3 or 4. 

On Clowney, if he stays an OLB designated as a DL in a 3-4 defense, that's better for him than a traditional DE in a 4-3. 

We'd have to make a list, I reckon.  MFL is allowing the designations to atrophy.  Jets, Falcons, and Bucs aren't getting updated to reflect scheme changes.  Some, but not all Panthers' and Falcons' OLBs are classified DE.  Same was true in Arizona until Andre Branch got cut.  The Jets are going the opposite way, so what little value any of their IDPs had just about kaput.  Henry Anderson is transitioning from a 3-4 end to a 4-3 end, which the Colts didn't think he could do in their system. Leonard Williams might have been interesting if changed to DT, but Fantasy Sharks is leaving most NYJ, CAR, ATL, and TB vets with their 2018 designations and leaving rookies with apparently whatever designation they received based on their draft profiles (which can conflict with the vets they back up).  So, off the top of my head, lining up as starting OLBs with DE tags: Mario Addison, Brian Burns, Vic Beasley, Takk McKinley, and Bruce Irvin, in addition to Clowney.  In TB, Noah Spence WAS changed to LB but EDGEs Carl Nassib and JPP were not (although they won't play a high number of snaps behind the line of scrimmage anyway).   Then of course there are all the reserves behind these guys, some of which are good deep-dive prospects. 

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Only Clowney if he stays in Houston, though.  If he goes to Miami, or Philly or Seattle, they all actually play a 4-3, so he'd actually be a DE.  Also, we're assuming his designation doesn't get changed in next week's likely last MFL position update.

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15 minutes ago, matttyl said:

I mean if he’s still a Texan next week, wouldn’t MFL change his designation?

they just changed it to DE a couple weeks ago didn't they?

According to the fantasy sharks Texans depth chart (which is what MFL uses now IIRC) he is a DE

https://www.fantasysharks.com/apps/bert/players/depth_chart.php?TeamID=13

 

 

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17 minutes ago, matttyl said:

I mean if he’s still a Texan next week, wouldn’t MFL change his designation?

No, MFL just changed him to DE from LB a earlier this month.  This has to do with the change in responsibility from Rotoworld to Fantasy Sharks regarding position designations.  Gary Davenport of Fantasy Sharks wrote on the site in April that Clowney was classified wrong.  Didn't explain specifically why, or how he was unique from every other 3-4 OLB.  Similar is true for Aaron Donald. Changed to DT a couple weeks ago.  No explanation, just a tweet that Donald should have never been changed to DE in the first place (when Wade Phillips brought 3-4 to LA). 

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The following player position changes will be made on Friday, August 23rd, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

ATL: Damontae Kazee from S to CB

DEN: Kareem Jackson from CB to S

GB : Rashan Gary from DE to LB

IND: Tyquan Lewis from DE to DT

JAX: Datone Jones from DT to DE

LAR: Aaron Donald from DE to DT

MIA: Bobby McCain from CB to S

MIA: Robert Nkemdiche from DE to DT

 

A bit late but worth posting...

 

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 11:01 AM, matttyl said:

Do we have an official list anywhere.  I know of I think 3 or 4. 

On Clowney, if he stays an OLB designated as a DL in a 3-4 defense, that's better for him than a traditional DE in a 4-3. 

Now that rosters have been trimmed, this list is pretty manageable. Clowney is of course now a 4-3 end.

These are the OLBs with DE tags in MFL:

Vic Beasley ATL

Talk McKinley ATL

Steven Means* ATL

Mario Addison CAR

Brian Burns CAR

Marquis Haynes CAR

Bruce Irvin? CAR

Austin Bryant* DET

Jacob Martin* HOU

Shilique Calhoun NEP**

Derek Rivers NEP**

John Simon NEP**

Chase Winovich NEP**

Here are 3-4 EDGEs lining up predominantly as LEO/REO vs. OLB, that MFL is leaving DE because that's what they were last year or were classified during the NFL draft:

Charles Omenihu HOU

Oshane Ximenes NYG

Carl Nassib TBB

Jason Pierre-Paul* TBB

*Can't confirm on PFF since they didn't play in preseason with current team.

**PFF snap alignments for all Pats' D-ends and LBs are wonky. Van Noy an EDGE, Bennett a DI.  🤷 

? Bruce Irvin doesn't appear in Fantasy Sharks' detailed depth chart at all, but he's still on the Panthers' roster, per Panthers.com.

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Final Player Position Updates (Published Tue Sep 3 11:33:19 p.m. ET 2019)

The following player position changes will be made on Wednesday, September 4th, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

ARI: Jalen Thompson from S to CB

ARI: Charles Washington from S to CB

BAL: Michael Pierce from DE to DT

DAL: Kerry Hyder from DT to DE

MIN: Hercules Mata'afa from LB to DT

TB : Anthony Nelson from DE to LB

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3 hours ago, matttyl said:

Any LB to DL possible situations we should be keeping our eyes on going into the offseason?  Any shot Chandler Jones gets moved back to DL?

Probably easiest to just pick up 3-4 OLBs who might have a coaching change.

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Impossible to know at this point. Bunch of teams with guys designated incorrectly (Panthers, Bucs, Jets, Texans plus a few rookies here and there), and a bunch of coaches on the hot seat (Falcons, Browns, Bengals, Bears, Jags, Giants, Cowboys, Lions). (I wrote about this a couple weeks ago at DFF.) The player I'm most worried about is Jags 'DE' Josh Allen. Gary Davenport threatened to switch him to OLB even tho he plays in a 4-3. Before the Jags' bye, he played mostly DE. But since the Week 9 bye, he's lined up at OLB more often (per ProFootballFocus). 

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13 hours ago, Wooters said:

Davenport specifically said that Allen should be a LB'er, but wouldn't change his eligibility until next season, because he didn't want to upset the fantasy community on short notice.  So yeah, Allen will 100% be a LB'er next year.  You have about 3 months to trade him.  GO!

I got an early second for him and got roasted in the league chat. 🤷‍♂️😆

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I'm holding Allen. Ngakoue was a 3rd round pick so no 5th year option. He could be tagged but they may let him go. Campbell is old and having trouble staying off the injury reports and his contract expires 2020. The biggest concern I have is not Davenport, it's coaching change. 

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15 hours ago, Wooters said:

Davenport specifically said that Allen should be a LB'er, but wouldn't change his eligibility until next season, because he didn't want to upset the fantasy community on short notice.  So yeah, Allen will 100% be a LB'er next year.  You have about 3 months to trade him.  GO!

The whole organization is about to get nuked. No one has any idea who the coaching staff will be, let alone what scheme they will run and how they intend to utilize Allen.

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So Washington is shifting back to 4-3 under Del Rio.  Who becomes the DEs - the existing 3-4 DEs or the existing 3-4 OLBs?  Currently: OLB Sweat - DE Allen - DT Payne - DE Ioannidis - OLB Anderson

Allen and Ioannidis were pretty good this season, Sweat’s a first rounder... I don’t know enough about their skill sets to guess at how they translate to a 4-3.

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2 hours ago, Tick said:

So Washington is shifting back to 4-3 under Del Rio.  Who becomes the DEs - the existing 3-4 DEs or the existing 3-4 OLBs?  Currently: OLB Sweat - DE Allen - DT Payne - DE Ioannidis - OLB Anderson

Allen and Ioannidis were pretty good this season, Sweat’s a first rounder... I don’t know enough about their skill sets to guess at how they translate to a 4-3.

Sweat has a 4-3 DE skillset. I'm skeptical how well he will fit personality wise with Rivera/Del Rio though. It'll either boom or bust, no real in between.

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3 hours ago, tripp said:

He says they'll play nickel 70% of the time, but most teams drop a LB, not a DL, when they go to a nickel... it probably wouldn't affect the DEs.

Allen and Ioannidis get hosed in this switch.

It always seems like each offseason, there are two teams switching back and forth between a 4-3 and a 3-4 who need to have a conversation... I'll trade you my small OLBs for your slow DEs.

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8 minutes ago, Tick said:

He says they'll play nickel 70% of the time, but most teams drop a LB, not a DL, when they go to a nickel... it probably wouldn't affect the DEs.

Allen and Ioannidis get hosed in this switch.

It always seems like each offseason, there are two teams switching back and forth between a 4-3 and a 3-4 who need to have a conversation... I'll trade you my small OLBs for your slow DEs.

I actually think Allen will be ok especially if they switch him to DT.  I think he will become another viable DT option however if he remains at DE classification but bumps inside that will definitely hurt his value. 

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That is something I am attempting to figure out is what position Chase Young plays in the NFL.

In my league each IDP position has it's own scoring rules, so Young is gold at DE, and not so desirable at LB (Khali Mack is a great example of the same situation as DLs get more points per tackle than LBs).

I know it's the off-season, any sources out there with information on this subject?

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For rookies? Scouting profiles, really. I like the write-ups Lance Zierlein and company put on NFL.com. Then, at the combine in February, prospects will be grouped by position (in broad groups tho). As long as your rookie draft is after the NFL draft, you can safely wait until May to see their position. Just gotta know the scheme of the team that drafts them. Caveat there is that MFL (Fantasy Sharks) neglected to update a bunch of rookies after the draft. They were left with their combine position designation, I guess. Most of them favorable for fantasy purposes. They stand to be corrected this offseason tho. That'll be an unpleasant surprise for IDP gamers.

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6 hours ago, football fan said:

That is something I am attempting to figure out is what position Chase Young plays in the NFL.

In my league each IDP position has it's own scoring rules, so Young is gold at DE, and not so desirable at LB (Khali Mack is a great example of the same situation as DLs get more points per tackle than LBs).

I know it's the off-season, any sources out there with information on this subject?

It all just depends on who drafts him.  But yeah, getting an OLB who's misclassified as a DE is always a cheat code.  This year that was Clowney and Addison.  I noticed last offseason that FBG started listing some players as Edge or OLB/DE, which was nice - if they have projections, it helps see how the players map if you start to suspect they'll be misclassified.

A good person to follow is Gary Davenport from IDP Sharks, since he's now the person who sets the MyFantasyLeague positions.  Listening to his podcast last offseason tipped me off to draft Clowney when he was an LB, knowing he was very likely to be switched to DE.

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1 hour ago, Tick said:

It all just depends on who drafts him.  But yeah, getting an OLB who's misclassified as a DE is always a cheat code.  This year that was Clowney and Addison.  I noticed last offseason that FBG started listing some players as Edge or OLB/DE, which was nice - if they have projections, it helps see how the players map if you start to suspect they'll be misclassified.

A good person to follow is Gary Davenport from IDP Sharks, since he's now the person who sets the MyFantasyLeague positions.  Listening to his podcast last offseason tipped me off to draft Clowney when he was an LB, knowing he was very likely to be switched to DE.

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The following player position changes will be made on Tuesday, April 7th, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

ARI: Charles Washington from CB to S

ARI: Jalen Thompson from CB to S

ARI: Trevon Coley from DT to DE

ARI: Caraun Reid from DT to DE

ARI: Jordan Phillips from DT to DE

ATL: Dante Fowler from LB to DE

ATL: Kemal Ishmael from LB to S

BAL: Jihad Ward from DT to DE

BUF: Leterrius Walton from DE to DT

CAR: Zach Kerr from DE to DT

CAR: Juston Burris from CB to S

CAR: Stacy McGee from DE to DT

CHI: Robert Quinn from DE to LB

CHI: Abdullah Anderson from DT to DE

CIN: Trayvon Henderson from S to CB

DEN: Shelby Harris from DT to DE

DEN: Dre'Mont Jones from DT to DE

DEN: Deyon Sizer from DT to DE

DET: Frank Herron from DT to DE

GB : Tyler Lancaster from DT to DE

GB : Will Redmond from CB to S

GB : Tramon Williams from S to CB

HOU: Jake Martin from DE to LB

JAX: Rodney Gunter from DE to DT

JAX: Cassius Marsh from DE to LB

LAC: Cortez Broughton from DE to DT

LAR: Tanzel Smart from DT to DE

LAR: Jake McQuaide from LB to DT

LAR: Sebastian Joseph-Day from DE to DT

MIA: Eric Rowe from CB to S

MIN: Ifeadi Odenigbo from DT to DE

NE : Tashawn Bower from DE to LB

NE : Byron Cowart from DE to DT

NO : Noah Spence from LB to DE

NYG: Rashaan Gaulden from S to CB

NYG: Julian Love from CB to S

PHI: Jalen Mills from CB to S

PHI: Albert Huggins from DE to DT

SF : Jimmie Ward from CB to S

SF : D.J. Reed from S to CB

TB : Codey McElroy from TE to WR

TB : Deiondre' Hall from S to CB

TEN: Jack Crawford from DT to DE

TEN: Vic Beasley from DE to LB

TEN: Jordan Williams from DE to LB

TEN: Kareem Orr from CB to S

TEN: DaQuan Jones from DE to DT

WAS: Simeon Thomas from S to CB

WAS: Nate Orchard from LB to DE

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1 hour ago, Tick said:

Everyone weigh in here: https://twitter.com/idpsharks/status/1247895313777487872?s=21

Gary Davenport is the source for MFL IDP positional designations.

Voted snap count, as I think that is clearly the best indicator of where they line up. I don't know how that would work though, as changes aren't made in-season. So players that move to a new team that runs a different system could be wrong for the season as a result. Maybe those cases should be depth chart? Ultimately, I want something stable and easily identifiable, rather than what one guy sees and some sprinkled on fairy dust. 

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I don't think there's a foolproof answer. I think snap alignments is the place to start and the majority of the weight for the decision. For instance, there's subjectivity in what PFF charters label. The grayest area is LEO vs. OLB.

I think the teams' depth charts are useful to confirm snap alignments. (The Twitter complaint that some PR intern publishes them in a vacuum is overstated, imo.) Some correctly show which 3-4 'end' is actually the DT (vs. NT) for those teams playing strong and weak side on the line.

When alignments and team depth charts conflict, i think it's useful to contemplate who that player is, i.e., college position, combine position group. I provided this feedback to Davenport to the extent that 280 characters allow.

I strongly dislike that Davenport is looking to other sites. He needs to stop doing that. Folks like ourlads try hard and provide a wonderful service but are frought with errors. They'll fill out a depth chart with guesses if they see fit.

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