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  1. Free agent C.J. Spiller could be a fit with the Eagles now that LeSean McCoy has been traded.

    The Eagles are going to have plenty of running back options in free agency, but Spiller might be the best fit. Spiller split time with Fred Jackson in Buffalo, so he doesn't have the mileage or injury risk attached to other players like DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. The Eagles probably wouldn't have to break the bank to get him either. Spiller and Mark Ingram appear to be the early favorites to replace McCoy in Philadelphia.

    lol they must have paid someone on Amazon's mechanical turk to write that.

  2. Tannenbaum didn't stand out as a man deserving of a second chance to oversee someone's entire football operation, but the Dolphins rarely make sound decisions. Tannenbaum was an abject disaster his final years in the Big Apple, though did have the good sense to hire Rex Ryan, and oversaw a roster that made back-to-back AFC Championship Games.

    He's probably due another shot at it. He was key in creating the poison pill contract that brought Curtis Martin to the Jets. He drafted well as a GM when Mangini was around, but the drafts went into the crapper when Rex came to town. Resigning Sanchez was a huge mistake, but odds are he was being pushed to do that by the coaching staff.

    Tannenbaum is great with the cap, negotiations, and acquiring players via trade. He absolutely needs talent evaluators around him though.

  3. Not really a mistake per se, but the Rotoworld blurbs about Tannehill before and after the Jets game were pretty funny. Pre-game take was "he will be a legitimate QB 1 against the Jets' ridiculously bad pass defense." Post-game? "Tannehill, a popular streaming option in week 13, PREDICTABLY busted." LMAO

    Ryan Tannehill (non-throwing shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 13.
    Playing the best football of his career — and coming off his first four-touchdown effort — Tannehill will be a legitimate QB1 against the Jets' ridiculously bad pass defense. Nov 27 - 2:27 PM
    Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-35 passes for 235 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Dolphins' 16-13, Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.
    The tape of this game should be burned. Neither defense did anything special, while the offenses could barely function. Tannehill, a popular streaming option in Week 13, predictably busted. He should have had a couple of touchdown passes, but Mike Wallace didn't put in the effort on a would-be 26-yard score. Tannehill later missed a receiver in the end zone. His interception was hilariously awful and a stroke of bad luck. Tannehill threw a swing pass at Lamar Miller's feet. Miller reached down to catch it, but popped it up in the air for an easy pick. Tannehill will be a back-end QB1 against the Ravens in Week 14. The 7-5 Dolphins currently hold the No. 6 seed in the AFC. Dec 1 - 11:25 PM

    It's the nighttime writer trolling the daytime writer. Also I'd say the nighttime guy was wrong, it wasn't predictable that Tannehill would bust, the Jets have been giving up points to average QB's all season long...They've given up the third most points to QB's per Yahoo.

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  4. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Adrian Peterson would not be immediately reinstated were he to reach a plea deal to reduce his felony child-abuse charges to misdemeanors.

    Rapsheet says AD would earn reinstatement "maybe in time," but "not immediately." It's unclear why that would be the case, but the NFL has been handling all of 2014's off-the-field issues by the seat of its pants.

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  5. Kenny Britt (hip) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

    The Rams' nominal No. 1 receiver will be good to go as a WR5 against the Seahawks' Legion of Boom on Sunday.

    Interesting... because they play the 49ers.

    I've always wondered if some of our fellow forum posters are the ones doing these blurbs. Corrections seem to come right after a mistake is discussed and reports of particular players seem to pop up generally right after a discussion is had on a particular player.

    I would assume the writers read the forums.

  6. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4649/darren-mcfadden

    Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is active for Week 3.

    Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is active for Week 3.

    McFadden was an every-down back last week, and will remain Oakland's starter. He's going to get the majority of carries over Jones-Drew and Latavius Murray, but isn't more than a low-end RB3/FLEX against the Jets' run defense. McFadden had just 37 yards on 12 carries in Week 2.
    The Raiders are playing the Pats this weekend, not the Jets. The pats run defense isn't that great. (gashed in week 1 vs dolphins, did well against Vikings with no AP.)
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  7. RW's blurbs are the worst, they are so biased to the writer's viewpoint on a player...They need to try and stay more impartial when writing their blurbs.

    The black is the information, the blue is the opinion/entertainment. Complaining about the blue is like complaining about the ideology of a newspapers editorial department.

    You don't have to agree with someone's opinion to enjoy their writing. In fact it's enjoyable to see how they will defend their opinions on players even when it's not matching up with reality.

    Plus, you can get player news anywhere. If you just want to know who is injured/hurt hit up twitter. If you want opinions and news along with forums that include a crazy Josh Gordon thread, you have to come to rotoworld.

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  8. I noticed in the past couple years that every blurb about the Jets has some sort of backhanded diss on the franchise while every Dolphin related item features glowing praise and bold proclamations about future greatness. Sort of irks me as a Jet fan.

    Granted,the Jets haven't been too good for fantasy but neither have the Fins. I just find their commentary on the two teams to be totally irrational. They are mediocre teams with low ranked fantasy options, cant see how they get so much difference in analysis.

    The dolphins have underachieved on offense, but they've gone out and signed big names (or at least medium names...) to try to help their offense.

    The Jets offense has been a fantasy joke for the past 2-3 years. I won't even get into the other stuff (The coach is a foot fetishist, their starting TE got suspended last season for fapping in a target parking lot, their RB acquisition got arrested last year on a weapons charge, etc, etc)

  9. Johnny Manziel is being sued for sexual harassment in a Florida federal court.

    It's an obvious hoax and not a "real" lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by a woman named Samantha Schacher, though we're led to believe she's not actually the one who filed it.

    Just as I'm "led to believe" that Rotoworld's blurb writer is allergic to the Googles and/or linking source material.

    "Samantha Schacher says Johnny Manziel lawsuit is 'a 100% hoax'"

    http://www.cleveland...tml#incart_2box

    Rotoworld posted the story at 11:28 AM, the followup you are linking wasn't up until 1:29 PM.

    Schacher denied she filed the claim via Twitter at 9:35 AM. TMZ simultaneously ran her denial. Two hours earlier, Ian Rapoport tweeted that the suit was bogus per a clerk in the court office.

    The incredibly arduous task of googling could have solved all of this.

    Everyone knew it was "bogus" including whoever did the writeup just by reading it. I had no idea who Schacher even was, and I think football fans can be forgiven for not reading TMZ.

  10. Johnny Manziel is being sued for sexual harassment in a Florida federal court.

    It's an obvious hoax and not a "real" lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by a woman named Samantha Schacher, though we're led to believe she's not actually the one who filed it.

    Just as I'm "led to believe" that Rotoworld's blurb writer is allergic to the Googles and/or linking source material.

    "Samantha Schacher says Johnny Manziel lawsuit is 'a 100% hoax'"

    http://www.cleveland...tml#incart_2box

    Rotoworld posted the story at 11:28 AM, the followup you are linking wasn't up until 1:29 PM.

  11. I don't think they're idiots, I just think they have opinions, and state them strongly. Since it's fantasy football they miss, because nobody can predict what will happen in the future. I love it for the same reason you do, people will read their updates and take it as "PROFESSIONAL ADVICE!" so if I disagree and I'm right I have a huge advantage.

    I think they're damn funny too when they are tearing a player down.

    I think this was meant for "The Jesus". I don't think there is any issue with compiling stats, not finding anything and sharing the results to see what others think.

    As was mentioned later on in this thread, there are so many variables (injuries, timeshare, team situation) that can lead to a second year slump, I'm not sure how valuable overall it is to just look at ypc or yards and try to infer some meaning.

    We all got our schools of thought and it's cool seeing everyone else's school of thought come together, regardless of whether you agree or disagree.

    BTW: Important point, but good luck because half the people around here take "I disagree" as "I hate you"

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  12. When does an editor or someone just step in and say, "enough you Captain Obvious dip-sheet, there is literally ZERO need to publish and post this"

    In general you don't. It's draft day and people are hungry for news(content) even if it's BS. Generating content to drive people back to your website is usually a good idea, since Rotoworld is mostly a news aggregator with opinions they aren't going to pass on much....

    There was probably some Lions fan that read that and said "SO THERE IS STILL A CHANCE WE GET WATKINS!!! YEY!"

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  13. Why wouldn't you want opinions? (this is more a reply to everyone than the last poster)

    I have no issue with opinions. It's opinions pushed as fact I have issue with. But at the end of the day, I don't really have issue, because I believe they are mostly idiots, and I love that many people in my fantasy league listen to them as Gospel.

    I don't think they're idiots, I just think they have opinions, and state them strongly. Since it's fantasy football they miss, because nobody can predict what will happen in the future. I love it for the same reason you do, people will read their updates and take it as "PROFESSIONAL ADVICE!" so if I disagree and I'm right I have a huge advantage.

    I think they're damn funny too when they are tearing a player down.

    That's funny you thought that 2nd year RB article was good. I thought it was trash. He went through showing 10 years of RBs that had good rookie years and how they did in their 2nd year. In an NFL that has entirely changed over the last 10 years then the author goes on to say, I don't know what the hell any of this means.

    I think this was meant for "The Jesus". I don't think there is any issue with compiling stats, not finding anything and sharing the results to see what others think.

    As was mentioned later on in this thread, there are so many variables (injuries, timeshare, team situation) that can lead to a second year slump, I'm not sure how valuable overall it is to just look at ypc or yards and try to infer some meaning.

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