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  1. Doubt the Astros would trade the most important person in their organization.
    12 points
  2. Nothing like kickstarting your rebuild by trading for Nick Pivetta!
    8 points
  3. I know the RW blurbers get a lot of heat around here, and justifiably so, but this one is *chef's kiss*
    5 points
  4. Another poster asked me about my RB Tiers, so decided to pop this up as to not derail specific player talk in that thread. Anyways, this is just a snapshot--and helpful as I flesh out my draft boards. I take it seriously, but when live bullets start to fly, I tend to break my own tiers...just depends on how the draft is flowing (or the alcohol). My biggest issue is that I am prob too aggressive when it pertains to upside. It can sting sometimes. I was way too high on Justice Hill last year...even Damien Harris. Luckily they did not handicap me too much, given where they went. All of this
    4 points
  5. Good points. I've done some work on this after reading your post. And by my calculations, assuming they have the same calf size, Gordon is standing about 30 feet behind Mixon and is actually about 8' tall.
    4 points
  6. Wow. OK, you know what? On second thought, N/M. Good luck bro!
    3 points
  7. I have targeted Fuller aggressively and often this year. If (!) he stays healthy he will absolutely smash ADP. There's only a few guys in the league you can say that for. He is a high-variance WR3 but the upside is immense. It's a perfect storm for a WR: * high draft position (1st round 2016) * established high-quality QB * previous demonstration of elite per-game production * huge # of vacated targets from 2019 Risky? Baked into ADP. The only WR with his upside at that range is Hollywood Brown. I'm playing to win, I need a few breaks, but Fuller needs 3-4 plays to win
    3 points
  8. Things I believe to be true about Vlad Jr: 1. He hits the ball really damn hard. 2. He has excellent plate discipline and contact ability and what he's doing hitting-wise at age 21 is pretty impressive. 3. He obviously doesn't belong in the minors and will never see an at bat there again outside of a rehab assignment. 4. He has a significant launch angle problem that is holding him back from reaching his potential. 5. Drafting him in the top 80 in redrafts was a mistake and I'm not bullish on him coming near returning value this year. 6. With a launch angle adjust
    3 points
  9. The Pastor is spitting hot fiyaaaaaa, Henry haters will run out of ammo to use after this season.
    3 points
  10. isn’t that sorta the same thing at this point? 🤣
    3 points
  11. The replacements for my injury replacements are now injured and need replacing. 2020 season is a war of attrition.
    2 points
  12. Max Scherzer is garbage. You don't have to K every batter, you don't have to challenge every hitter, news flash, your fast ball is very hit-able.
    2 points
  13. Staumont is generally viewed as their closer of the future and has significant upside but I think it’s a coin flip between him and Barlow. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Barlow getting dealt either as he would bring back the most in a deal. Theoretically you could see them deal all of Barlow, Kennedy, Holland, and Rosenthal. If I’m a contending team there’s no way I’m trusting Holland at this point in his career, though. As a Royals fan I’d love to see them get something back for those 4 guys and hand over the keys to the 8th and 9th innings to Zimmer and Staumont, respectively.
    2 points
  14. I was, for some reason the text box didn’t go away after clicking post so I assumed it didn’t go through. Turns out it did, 3 times....
    2 points
  15. Marlins targeting KC relievers. A separate article mentioned Rosenthal and/or Holland. Hard to say who would close for Miami if that happens because Kintzler has done a decent job but it seems Scott Barlow would be the favorite to take over closing duties in KC.
    2 points
  16. Per Yahoo, "Mike Clevinger threw 80 pitches over five innings in a simulated game Wednesday at the Indians' alternate training site." "Clevinger was demoted after violating health and safety protocols, but he's staying ready if and when the Indians decide to give him another shot. That could come as early as Monday, when both he and Zach Plesac will be eligible to return following the mandatory 10-day wait. “What next week will be at is really hard to predict,” Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. “We’ll just have to continue to take things a day at a time
    2 points
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to Dolphins practice. Fitzpatrick was away from the team for personal reasons. He only ended up missing one day. With Fitzpatrick back, Tua Tagovailoa will go back to repping with the second team. SOURCE: ESPN Aug 22, 2020, 9:49 AM ET
    2 points
  18. Cam Akers has been getting reps with the first-team offense. Akers rotated in behind Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. It’s good to see after he opened training camp with the second team. The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue notes the Rams are fast-tracking Akers because “they believe he’ll factor into their plans this season.” Akers could easily lead what looks like a three-back committee, but his Week 1 role is a question mark. RELATED: Darrell Henderson , Malcolm Brown
    2 points
  19. Seldom seen footage of DH in training camp...
    2 points
  20. There are so many reasons lol. More than anything, Julio is consistently a top fantasy WR year in and year out. Last year at 1394 yards, it was his lowest total since 2014. Brown was great in Pittsburgh but played in one game last year, is without a team and is suspended for minimally 8 games and one harassment suit against him isn't even settled yet. He's also insane lol. Nobody will deny his greatness on the field but he's undraftable unless you have a really deep bench.
    2 points
  21. Death. Taxes. CMC. In my 3 leagues I draft 7, 11, 12. I hope you all have a great year destroying all before you. https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/12/20/21030917/christian-mccaffrey-historic-fantasy-football-season-numbers 48.1% of making the final with CMC last year. A coinflip for a coinflip. Go focus your efforts on the 2/3 turn.
    2 points
  22. I see you did auction, and it seems to me you avoided the expensive super-studs and instead spread your money more evenly. I get that, but in smaller leagues (10 team) you generally really do need those studs to compete. In .5 PPR your main concern should be to get a stud pass catching RB. I don't see something that sticks out, but you could try to flip Mahomes plus RB (or RB/WR) for a better RB plus average QB. It will also depend a bit on how much value your league puts on QBs. Good luck!
    2 points
  23. Based on ADP, you could say that injury risk is taken into account for Cooks/Fuller. The fantasy community is essentially guessing that both players will miss multiple games. If we were as certain that Lockett and DK would miss multiple games, would we still be taking Russ that high? I don’t think we would. One of two things is true here 1. Watson is being overvalued. He will likely lose his #1 and #2 weapons at some point based on injury history. It will be really tough to be a top 5 QB with Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills as featured offensive weapons. 2. Ful
    2 points
  24. Dude is going to be comeback player of the year. Rams didn’t utilize him and gurley was pissed. Falcons scooped him up ASAP, and he will be used A LOT on a prove it 1 year deal with 0 competition behind him. Falcons are constantly in the red zone and at or within the 5 yard line continuously. Gurley gonna eat and after he does he will be payed. He will vastly improve in last year by a lot. - more rush attempts - more receptions - way better offensive line for running. Falcons 11th last year , rams 26th - 1 year prove it deal - falcons will be in a tight race f
    2 points
  25. You're right, something doesn't add up. And I think people just don't have an understanding of what that offense is going to look like, so they're not confident to predict who the big beneficiary(ies) would be so they're being "safe" with their projections. Fuller would be the obvious candidate due to familiarity if he didn't have injury issues. And if you throw away Cooks' last season then he's a massive bargain. So whatever you feel like betting on: Fuller's health or Cooks' last year being an aberration. And if you're right, then you're probably getting a big bargain and if you're
    2 points
  26. I guess we will have to agree to disagree about this one. Bombed is not what I saw. I watched the game. He came in with runners on first and second and nobody out. He pitched the Brewers out of jam with only an infield single (was reviewed, runner safe) and a Sac fly. Twins could have broken the game open, but only got one run. Next inning, Kepler hit a hard single. Freddy made a mistake to Cruz. 20 of his 27 pitches were strikes. No walks. Twins did little else against him. Strike outs, pop-ups and weak grounders. Not what I would call bombed.
    2 points
  27. damn it, he pulled something and out of the game, this dude is a joke. made of glass. [...]
    2 points
  28. Kela left with the trainer
    2 points
  29. Can someone explain to me why Fuller and Cooks are ranked so low? Look at where the passing weapons go for the other top QBs Mahomes: Hill and Kelce Russ: Lockett and DK Dak: Cooper and Gallup Lamar is kind of anomaly because of his rushing, but Andrews is highly ranked Then there’s Watson. The consensus seems to be that he’s a top 5 QB, but nobody is interested in his weapons. Houston doesn’t even have a target hog TE. Something doesn’t add up.
    2 points
  30. Kamara at 9 would be a stunner, but stranger things have happened. Sanders may slide with this mystery camp injury so I’d gamble on him in the 2nd round. So I had the 9th pick of 12 & decided to make sure I ended up with 2 versatile RB’s who get GL carries. At that those spots, it’s personal taste, but figured I’d be choosing between Jacobs, Mixon, Sanders, Chubb, AJones, Drake. Got Jacobs at 9, Mixon surprisingly slid to me at 16. CEH didn’t go until 17 in our league even with a few KC fanboys (rookie effect?) Hope this helps!
    2 points
  31. I like this. Sheffield is a lock for a rotation spot and has the higher prospect pedigree. Roll the dice there
    2 points
  32. LaStella and I would not even hesitate. Seriously? The upside of the other 3 are incredibly higher than his. And in any league where Ketel Marte was dropped, I want in. Let me know when an opening comes about so I can add to my bankroll
    2 points
  33. Cost of doing business. Shoot, the year Ricky stole 130, he still got nailed 42 times. Jeezus, look at what I just wrote...
    2 points
  34. AP is the most overrated fantasy rb in history, and it's really not even close. he has UNDERWHELMED in the magick (or fantasy, if you will) milieu his entire career. want proof, friendo? sooo ... AP's amazing 2012 MVP season gotta be ... what, top 5? nope. ok, top 10, easily, amirite? nuh-uh. GOTTA BE TOP 15, C'MON!!1! nope. I'D BET THE RANCH IT'S TOP 20!!1! wrong again. OK, SHTAAAAAAAHP! EASILY TOP 25!!1! wrong em, boyo. SHEEEEEESH, GOTTA BE TOP 30!!!1!1111! nope, not top 30 eithe
    2 points
  35. My 12 team PPR tiers as of now Elite-Saquon/CMC/Zeke/Cook/Kamara Rd1-2: Sanders/CEH/Jacobs/Mixon Rd 2-3: Henry/Drake/Ekeler/fournette/AJ Rd3- Conner/Carson Rd 4-5: HUNT/Bell/Talor/Mostert/DJ Rd 5-6: WHITE/Akers/Ingram/Gurley/Singletary/Dobbins/Gordon/Monty Swift/R Jones/Brieda/Lindsay duke/mattison/Edmonds/Scott chris Thompson/Hines/gibson Bolded hunt and white bc I'm high on them. Might've forgot some guys. LMK what you think
    2 points
  36. I hate the Rockies so damn much.
    2 points
  37. 8/19 - called up, hits 2 RBI single 8/20 - starts, goes 0/5 8/21 - bench Rockies gonna Rockie
    2 points
  38. He could always hit against lefties. Last year he figured out how to hit righties and has carried it over to this year.
    2 points
  39. Theres train stop you should get off on and then some you should stay on for. You better not get off of this hype train. You'll be holding the Sacko this year. Taylor behind that line is like Ralphie getting his red Ryder action BB gun. Christmas is coming.
    2 points
  40. You have to look beyond strikeout numbers to judge regression. Yes, his strikeout rate is high, but his SwStr% is actually not too bad, his underlying power metrics all look good, and he has enough speed to keep his babip high (especially with that line-drive approach.) His xBA is actually higher than his current BA, so I don't see why he can't be a 20HR/15SB player that hits .270+, with maybe upside for a little more.
    1 point
  41. 20 team league First pick (20) Verlander - one start and out for the year 2nd (21) Clevinger - two starts and suspended indefinitely 3rd 60 Corbin - 4 era 1.3 whip strikeouts are down 5th 100 Stanton - great for 2.5 weeks and out for the year (not officially but it’s Stanton) 6th 101 Ohtani - 0/4 4 strikeouts every single game
    1 point
  42. Fractures typically don't carry over from year to year. Could reduce some mobility, but so long as a separation isn't involved, I wouldn't be worried. The guy is a workhorse. 1. CMC / Barkley / Zeke / Kamara 2. Henry / CEH / Sanders / Jacobs / Cook / Mixon / Chubb 3. Drake / Jones / Taylor / Ekeler
    1 point
  43. Upside doesn't matter when it's a baby-length season and guys aren't performing. Also, I've never heard the "wow what a noob league you must be in, I'm sure i'd win it" type comment (sarcasm). People are coming here for help, not to hear that you're so good at fantasy and judge their league. That said, you're also not wrong. 😝
    1 point
  44. I hear you, but as Hawks said it is roughly ranking...and I am sort of bold when it comes to upside. Certain guys I just won't be tricked into thinking they'll remain healthy. Others will emerge. Tiers are tricky, but I ordered as I prefer them. It is no exact science, just an exercise really. It facilitates discussion. As I said I often break ranks as bullets fly.
    1 point
  45. Rush is not going to be happy to hear this!
    1 point
  46. LMAO.... QB peaking during his rookie season LMAO! I was thinking that this would be post of the year but I will nominate it for post of the decade. by the way, was 2019 the first time you ever watched a football game? God bless, be safe, and there is help out there if needed.
    1 point
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