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  1. 20 hours ago, gotamancrushontombrady said:

    How are we feeling about using drake this week fellas.  Giants D looks improved, but Carson has himself a day last week if I recall.

    Giants Fan here, with Drake on my squad. 

    I will be playing Drake this week. He’s had a consistent floor for the past few games. Murray’s injury keeping him from vulturing goal-line touches makes a huge difference. 

    I love my Giants, and the D is excitingly better, but this is not the Steelers suffocating D, that you avoid player your good players against (if you have options).  The Giants D are more bend-but-don’t-break, & there will likely be a couple of nice opportunities for KD to shine. 

    I say 90 total yds, 2-3 catches and an outside shot for a TD. 
    5% chance of multi-TD day. 


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  2. 27 minutes ago, tpat30 said:

    Belichick has owned McVay and Goff. 2-0.

    Some playoffs start this week. It’s a Thursday night game. Ugh...

    How do you like Woods this week?

    Oof. I was all happy about clinching a playoff spot, and you lay on this dose of dark possibility. 

    After seeing how the pats crushed the chargers, I would say all Rams get a slight downgrade. Goff maybe a bigger downgrade than the other offensive pieces. Pats are the ones traveling, which makes it a bit better. 

    I’d like to think McVay has some new ideas to counter Bill. 

    Bobby is more a volume guy than ever, and his role works in any game situation. I’d say he hits at least 8 catches, but the yardage will be lower. Say, 9 for 80. If he gets a td, that will push him into wr2 territory. 

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  3. FantasyFootballers is the best listen, and FootballGuys have great info. I second the Dr Gene Bramel endorsement. 


    Living the Stream is good grist for the mill and they can make you laugh. Too much poop humor the last couple of seasons though.  


    The Pat Mayo Experience is thorough, but he’s Canadian, so it’s a bit oddball. 

    I like Fitz on Fantasy a lot. He’s knowledgeable, he has good guests, and he’s humble and soft spoken, which is nice. 


  4. Coleman is out. Yes, Hasty has a lead role. 
    But, with the Niners facing a Packers D that is giving up the most points and TDs to RBs, 9th in catches allowed by QBs and likely playing catch-up,

    [McKinnon] looks like a darn good RB2/flex start tonight, does he not?

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  5. 4 hours ago, leebattle said:

    Does anyone have a resource that shows ROS strength of schedule? Whether as a team or specifically for a defense v offense.


    I've been on ffToday since y2K. Their stats tools let you look at how different teams fare vs. different positions.
    There's the very handy visual Rest of Schedule tool (linked below) that you can view by position.
    Also, from their stats page you can drill down to see how players at a position scored each week against that defense, which allows you to see what outliers might be skewing data.
    You can set up with your league scoring settings too.



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  6. There was a whole lot of positivity around Drake all summer. Many of us had him ranked at the end of the first, around Jacobs and Sanders and ahead of the guys with “question marks”, AJones and Ekeler. He was a high confidence RB1 with top 5 upside, many people proclaimed.  
    The hype on Drake was based on how he balled out down the stretch, and how the maturation of Murray, the addition of Hopkins, and the fast rate of play that the Cards were going to play. This was going to be a high scoring offense going up and down the field. Drake would benefit from spread defenses and would be peppered with screen passes as an integral part. It was conceded that a Murray would take some goal line touches, but in a prolific offense, there would be enough chances to go around. 

    I drafted him at 1.10. 
    The first two weeks were certainly disappointing, but there was a general belief that he would take off when the schedule opened up with lighter defenses. 

    He even tweeted out last week to his detractors, hinting that a big day was coming. 

    Well yesterday, that did not happen. When the cards offense came out onto the field, it was with Chase Edmonds in the backfield. He promptly got two handoffs and showed some energy. 

    Drake came in after that. On his first two runs the oline gave little push, not much space and he did not create anything himself. 
    That was pretty much how he looked the whole game. He looked like JAG in a pass first offense, interchangeable with Edmonds, who did not seem to have any integral part of the game plan. 


    So, we are left with a RB3/flex value for a round one price.  

    Not great. 

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  7. 8 hours ago, RoseLin23 said:


    Please come back and post here if you hear any updates. I'll do the same.



    From TitansWire:

    The good news is that Smith returned to practice, so it appears Wednesday was just a rest day.


    Jonnu is back in my lineup. That means Gesicki will go for 6/95/1 tonight and the next 3 days will be angst-ridden.

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  8. 6 hours ago, MidnightExpress said:

    Who do you guys rank higher ROS and this week:


    Jonnu vs Gesicki?

    These two are a strong pair. 
    I’m happy to say that both are on my team.  

    Jonnu has an edge over Gesicki for me, but each of them has a wide range of possible outcomes each week. Jonnu (along with a few other TEs around the league) looks like he could be the next consistent TE1 we’ve been waiting for. But those precious targets are not as bankable as  they are with Kelce and Kittle, yet. 

    That said, I’m watching practice reports today. I don’t want to play around with injury reports for the next three days.  Unless I hear the all clear signal for Jonnu from the Titans, I’m going to have to give Gesicki the start tonight. 


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  9. Saw this on twtter yesterday:

    Browns Highest-Scoring RB by Week (PPR)
    W1: Chubb
    W2: Chubb
    W3: Chubb
    W4: Chubb
    W5: Chubb
    W6: Chubb
    W7: BYE
    W8: Chubb
    W9: Chubb

    ~Kareem Hunt returns from suspension~

    W10: Hunt
    W11: Hunt
    W12: Chubb
    W13: Hunt
    W14: Hunt
    W15: Chubb
    W16: Hunt
    W17: Hunt

    W1 (2020): Hunt


    You are sitting pretty with Hunt.

    Thanks for mine.

  10. 12 Team Half ppr.

    My team is 1-0. My receivers are strong but I lack a hammer at RB.

    They are 0-1 and have just lost MT for a bit.

    RB: Drake, Hines, MBrown, Akers, TCohen, JKelley
    WR: Adams, Ridley, DJMoore, Woods

    RB: Ekeler, JT, JRobinson, RJones, AGibson, PBarber
    WR: Hilton, Ruggs, Shepard, MThomas


    I can offer a package like Ridley/JKelley for JT/Ruggs.




  11. 1 hour ago, tonywow said:

    Anyone dropping ? 

    He's been solid last couple years but with hot RB FA adds popping up all over it's hard to decide what to do here. Still unclear if he's going to be out a week or more, if he does suit up how much his production may suffer. 

    I love Lindsay, but turf toe is notoriously tough to shake off. It could be a week or two, or could hobble him all season. 


    I’m not great at RB, so I don’t have the time to wait and see when he gets back. 

    I’m bidding on two of those hot RB FA adds, and dropping Lindsay. 
    If I had better RB depth, it might be worth waiting. 

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  12. On 9/14/2020 at 12:42 AM, Breesus said:

    At the end of the day McVay wants to win games. Brown was clearly the best back tonight, if he keeps producing there is no reason to send him to the bench. He was a 2nd round pick at one point and a 5 star recruit out of high school, maybe he’s just a late bloomer.


    On 9/14/2020 at 8:47 AM, tts42572 said:



    Watching the game, Brown clearly outshined Akers and was the best RB on the field for the Rams.  He's getting red zone carries and 3rd down work.  Akers was basically just getting fairly meaningless work between the 20's.

    Does it change?  Who knows.  If Brown keeps playing like he did last night it won't change.  Frankly, Brown looked really good.  He ran with power, made good cuts and did well catching passes (although he did have one bad drop).

    My take away from last night is that Brown is the guy to own in that backfield right now, Akers is a bench stash and Henderson is worthless.


    Full disclosure: Akers owner here.

    I think this thinking of McVeigh as basing decisions only on victories and success may be over simplifying.

    McVeigh is coach of men. He knows that it takes time to build a true pro, and the road is rarely straight up. He knows that Cam is a young guy, with talent he appreciated enough to spend the draft capital to acquire him, WHO WAS PLAYING HIS FIRST SNAPS ON AN NFL FIELD.

    I'd say that McVeigh will be realistic and that Cam will get his chance again. Not every rookie back hits the scene like CEH or KHunt. 
    There's coaching to be done, and reps to take, and games to be played. This story is not finished.
    Just my 2¢. 


  13. The acquisition of Fournette certainly adds to what was already a potent Bucs offense. 

    Brady has to get a bump up in his projection totals, right? You have to figure that Lenny will catch a few balls from near the goal line that might have been Rojo runs otherwise. 

  14. For most of the summer, I was in on those mid round upside QB's. 
    I was aiming to pick up Dak, Kyler or Wilson in Round 5 after starting with 2 Rbs and WRs each.

    I've moved off of that.
    The opportunity cost is real.  There are too many really good roster building players in those middle rounds. Some will blow up (Like Ekeler, who was drafted in the 8th last year).
    Teams didn't win last season because they drafted Lamar Jackson; They won because they drafted Lamar Jackson in the 9th round.

    Now I intend to make sure I leave round 10 with one of Wentz, Brady, or Stafford.

    Brady's situation is golden.
    My only trepidation is his age combined, with his zero mobility, combined with the questionable quality of Tampa's o-line.
    But thinking of his inner fire, his desire to show the world that he is truly the GOAT, and to prove that he will thrive away from the Hoodie's shadow, make him a strong buy for me, especially at ADP. 


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  15. 1. Travis Kelce, KC
    2. George Kittle, SF
    3. Mark Andrews, BAL
    4. Zach Ertz, PHI
    5. Darren Waller, LV
    6. Evan Engram, NYG
    7. Hayden Hurst, ATL
    8. Jared Cook, NO
    9. Tyler Higbee, LAR
    10. Hunter Henry, LAC
    11. Austin Hooper, CLE
    12. Jonnu Smith, TEN
    13. T.J. Hockenson, DET
    14. Noah Fant, DEN
    15. Dallas Goedert, PHI
    16. Mike Gesicki, MIA
    17. Rob Gronkowski, TB
    18. Eric Ebron, PIT
    19. Jack Doyle, IND
    20. Blake Jarwin, DAL
    21. Ian Thomas, CAR
    22. OJ Howard, TB
    23. Dawson Knox, BUF
    24. Chris Herndon, NYJ
    25. Jace Sternberger, GB
    26. Irv Smith, MIN

    Kelce- As bankable as can be.
    Kittle- Almost as bankable as can be.
    Andrews- Could topple Kelce as TE1, but could fall as well. The Ravens offense has a lot to live up to.
    Ertz- Targets galore, but disappears some weeks.
    Waller- Started like a ball of fire, but did not sustain. Renfro and newer young targets hurt his ceiling.
    Engram- The sky's the limit, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy.
    HHurst- I've ranked him at his likely ceiling. He might be more talented than Hooper, and Ryan loved throwing to him.
    JCook- Also ranked at his ceiling, but unless Old Man Sanders lasts 16 games, Cook should be Brees' #3 target. Loves the end zone.
    Higbee- Has shown flashes, and with Cooks now a Texan, Higbee may get more targets. But Goff is so inconsistent.
    HHenry- Injury history and uninspiring QB prospects limit him.
    Hooper- So, so sad that he left that good thing he and Ryan had going in Atlanta. So many mouths to feed in Cleveland.
    JSmith- Ranked him conservatively. He has talent, opportunity and QB to reach top 5, but things would have to go perfectly.
    Hockenson- If he begins to master all phases of his game, Stafford and him start to click, look out.
    Fant- See Hock above, except Lock.
    Goedert- Talented, but the situation with so many other options for the Eagles is not ideal.
    Gesicki- Might flash here and there, but Dolphins O is still not at all prolific enough to make him a top TE.
    Gronk- His ceiling might be the tier above. Could make noise. Must consider the risk of total flame-out and midyear IR/retirement.
    Ebron- Also could reach top 15, if Ben and he click like Heath Miller did for part of a season a few years ago.
    Doyle- Maybe Rivers can light this candle.
    Jarwin- Could have a high TD/target ratio. Three WRs will demand a vast number of targets.
    IThomas- Not a great situation. Will be a part of a low volume passing game.
    OJ- Maybe Brady is able to release this monster, and he'll be top 12. But probably not.
    Knox- Looks good. Also has a good ceiling if Bills O clicks.
    Herndon- Muscle-puller extraordinaire
    Sternberger- He could replace Jimmy Graham's production, which is not a high target. Top 15 possible if everything works in Green Bay.
    Irv Smith- Targets are freed up in Minnesota, but he has to work past Rudolph and a run-first offense. Could break out.



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  16. I am currently drafting from the 1 spot in a 12 team PPR Best Ball  S L O W  draft.

    After taking CMac at 1.1,
    I went Clyde Edwards-Helaire at 2.12 and Lamar Jackson at 3.1


    Let me explain:
    I love CEH's prospects. Everything is a gamble, so I went with him. All the other RBs took him over (MG3, Gurley, JTaylor, Carson) have question marks that are part of the package. The potent KC offense, Reid's record of stud RBs and the fresh legs are why I went with him.
    If one of Kelce or Kittle fell, I would have went with them, but they were taken in the 2nd.

    I am a Late QB guy. In my redraft, I would likely never take a QB before the 7th if not later. But in Best Ball I've seen stud QBs carry the season. So I went with Lamar. Yes, I know there's opportunity cost, but that's risk I take. 

    Startable RBs disappear after 5, and the middle tiers of WR, while highly variable week to week, offer upside. I'll go all WR with a TE thrown in 6-12. As it's best ball, I will try to hit on the magic combination that gives me guys who pop often enough to bounce into my lineup. Hopefully, one or two of them emerge as consistent producers, which is known to happen. 

    I'm thinking at 4-5 I can go WR-RB.
    There should be at least 1 or 2 decent RBs left at the 4-5. Montgomery, Swift, Ingram, Mostert, Akers.
    WRs with that ADP are Locket, KAllen,  Chark, McLaurin, Devante Parker & Diggs.
    They might not be the prettiest WR1s, but with a good stable behind them, it just might work. 

    I'll let you know how it goes.


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