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  1. 2 minutes ago, mverkruyse said:

    I own Zeke so I want/need him to have a turnaround from this performance, and I do think this will likely be the low-water mark for him this year.

    That said, while I get the gameplan was to throw on TB, the piece that concerns me the most that a lot of people seem to be ignoring is the lack of Zeke usage in the passing game. 

    In a game where Dak throws 58 times, it's downright criminal that Zeke ended with 2 targets. If Zeke had 6-8 targets in this game I'd be feeling a lot better, even with the poor rushing numbers.

    IMO Zeke's passing game usage/role this week was dictated by the oline issues coming in as well as the Bucs stout front 7.  The cowboys didn't know for certain if Collins was going to play and they didn't have Martin.  As a result, Zeke was asked to pass protect all game long.  In the 4 full games the cowboys had with Dak last year Zeke had 5, 7, 12 and 8 targets.  The stat I most care about from yesterday was Zeke's snap rate, which was 80%.  The circumstances yesterday were just the perfect storm that hurt Zeke.  

  2. 8 minutes ago, kidsgotsoul said:

    Can’t conclude much here but explains the practice reports so far. I think he’ll play.

    Interestingly enough I also discovered that his birthday is today so I subjectively conclude he is in for a huge game tomorrow night.



    The catch Marrone is referring to happens at around 1:45.


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  3. 19 minutes ago, yanksman said:

    I think people are underestimating how good Marlon Mack is. Even if Taylor is better and takes over, I still see nothing more than a 60/40 split in either direction. Plus add in Hines for 3rd down and hurry up. This is gonna be like the 49ers last year. All 3 backs can have some good/blowup games but good luck figuring out when.

    Marlon Mack is trash.  That's a big part of why people are so high on JT.  He was drafted in the 4th round.  His PFF grades from 2017 thru 2019 are 68.0, 68.6, and 69.5.  I'd tell you where he ranks among the RBs, but the article I'm looking at only goes to the top 25 and he's not on the list.  Duke Johnson is #25 with a grade of 74.2 for crying out loud.  Mack has missed multiple games every season.  The Colts didn't go into last season expecting him to be the focal point of their offense.  They found out 5 minutes before kickoff that their franchise QB was retiring and had to deal with what they had.  They now know they have to be a run first team so what do they do...they go and trade up in the second round to take a 230 lb freak athlete with a Player Profiler comp to Zeke.

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  4. In the first game between the Jags and Colts last year, Williams had 13 carries for 116 yards and Mack had 14 carries for 109 yards and a TD.  Brissett and Hines also had rushing TDs.  The colts had 30 carries by their RBs and 24 passes.  The colts won that game 33-13.  Take it for what it is, but it sure seems like we will have a very similar final score and gameflow this time around.  Double digit carries against this defense with 3 rushing TDs for the team in a similar situation last year.  I like the chances of Taylor putting up a flex-worthy score in week 1.  

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  5. I find it funny that everyone focuses on how lucky Jones was with the TDs last year, yet I’ve not seen anyone bring up the fact that his first two years his ypc was up at 5.5 and last year it dipped to 4.6. I think there’s an argument to be made that he actually underperformed last year when it comes to that rushing yardage. 

  6. 1 hour ago, weakkneeswilly said:

    Doesn't Anderson become a free agent after a day or two on waivers?

    And than go back to waivers when his game starts if he's not picked up. 

    Not in my league.  It's a continuous FAAB system.  As soon as I posted that questions the Darnold news came out.  Forget Robby without him under center.  

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  7. 2 hours ago, Chwf3rd said:


    Feels very reactionary to me.  Mack looked great but it’s one game against a very poor run D. Henry I can see but not Gurley, Mixon, or Jacobs yet.


    There is still the risk that Gordon returns

    The Chargers have a very poor run D?  I'll be honest I haven't looked into how the defensive front looks this year, but last year they allowed the 10th fewest rushing yards per game.  That doesn't seem like a very poor run D to me.

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  8. Just now, ThunderDan said:

    Interesting...thx for posting.  But those comments don't say anything about six weeks.  So where does six weeks come from?  Must be somewhere if PFT and Sleeper are both reporting it I would think

    There is no quote about six weeks from anyone.  That's my point.  It's a clickbait article from PFT that Sleeper referenced.  PFT took that Jerry Jones quote and asked what does "dog days of the season mean" and came to the hypothesis that it means six weeks.  It's just their interpretation.

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  9. That is a very speculative report right there.  All of it is based off of the same quotes Jerry Jones made at the luncheon.  “We’ve got a marathon here,” Jones said earlier this week. “We want Zeke when we get to the playoffs. We want Zeke when we’re in the dog days of the season.”  There's nothing new there, but a headline of "Cowboys anticipate Zeke holds out 6 weeks" will sure get some clicks.  

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  10. 3 minutes ago, Jvanspro said:

    I tend to agree he will not be a successful QB in this league.  He’s Micheal Vick with a worse arm/accuracy and an inability to read defenses.  He’s going to have to roll every play to see the field.  NFL defenses will exploit this.



    Zero chance he’s 5’10.



    Facts are facts.  His OFFICIAL height from the combine was 5'-10 1/8".  If you want to pretend like there's some conspiracy to add a couple inches to his height then have fun with your tinfoil hat.  

  11. Bears fan and Howard owner last year here.  Howard was a terrible fit for Nagy's scheme.  Under the previous regime he was constantly running with more traditional formations (fullback, double TEs, etc.) and against loaded boxes.  He was a good in those situations because of his vision.  He is very good at being patient and finding the right holes.  When he got passed the first level, there was often nothing in his way.  He had quite a few long runs because of these situations early on.  In Nagy's scheme he didn't see the stacked boxes and his vision didn't matter.  In the situations he would get to the second level, he would get swallowed up.  He was also pretty much nothing in the passing game so teams knew what was coming.


    I don't think you can compare Montgomery and Howard because they have completely different attributes.  Unlike Howard, Montgomery has excellent short burst and was one of the best at breaking tackles ever in college.  He's also very good in the passing game.  I would not look at Howard's lack of success in the system as a red flag for Montgomery at all.  Just my opinion though.  

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  12. 32 minutes ago, BRIGUY11 said:

    Yep, and that’s the only game without Rodgers he had over 4 ypc, unless you want to count the game he was hurt in where he had 3 carries for 12 yds

    The Saints have allowed the 10th fewest points to opposing RBs this year.  By throwing out the Saints game and the Chicago game you're limiting your sample size on Jones starts to one game against the Lions where he went 5 carries for 12 yards.  Shrug.  Interpret everything how you want.  Bottom line I have the most faith that Jones will be the guy when it's all said and done.  

  13. 9 hours ago, BMcP said:

    Sure, 3.2 is never what you want from an NFL starting RB.  But taking a cue from your point about the numbers, it’s important to bear in mind two facts.  First, Jones was running with Rodgers under center instead of Brett Hundley.  Saying Rodgers is “better” is like saying that it’s “better” to win the Powerball than it is to correctly guess the Daily Trivia Question at Caribou Coffee and get 10 cents off your coffee purchase.


    Second, Jones was running against much softer defenses versus the run.  In fact, Williams has yet to face a favorable run-D matchup.

    Nope.  In games Rodgers didn't start Jones is averaging 6.2 ypc and his best game was against the Saints who are a top 10 defense against fantasy RBs this year.  

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