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  1. 9 minutes ago, Dexter75 said:


    ...and JuJu had 166 targets last year to Brown's 168 and had a monster year mostly out of the slot...


    Brady and Edelman have been playing together for years and have a chemistry. Brown doesn't just walk onto the field week 2 and have that. Its going to take time. 


    And that's the Steelers .. who don't have the GOAT coach. The Patriots are going to take advantage of all there weapons. Not run anybody into the ground before the superbowl. Still run the ball, and get White/Sony some catches. Brown will be the only safe/consistent choice because there's zero chance they sign him if they aren't planning on keeping him happy. They know he's a diva, and we all know he'll get the most targets. I think the remaining targets will be a weekly/matchup thing. Sometimes Edelman will pop, others Gordon will, other times it'll be most about getting the RB's the ball. James White had a 123 targets last year. The Pats have so many weapons, Bill's going to keep teams on there feet all year playing a guessing game. No doubt Edelman is going to eat teams alive some weeks, but no chance he's a consistent WR 1 or 2 IMO. 

  2. Edelman takes the biggest hit. Everyone besides Brown gets downgraded but Edelman has superbowl rings, no ego, and a great relationship with Brady. He'll be the first guy willing to take one for guy the team to get better and wait for his moment in the playoffs. He'll still get his in the slot but targets aren't going to be there. Pats don't sign Brown unless they know they can give him what he wants. Brady/Pats get a top 3 WR, Brown gets what he wants. 

    There's just not going to be enough targets/TD's for everyone. Brady isn't throwing for 50 again. Pats will still run the ball/get the RB's the ball in space. Brown will eat a huge chunk of the remaining targets. 

    Let's hope Gronk isn't coming back by week 6-9. 

  3. This is a huge blow to Gordon. Sucks. He's hurt the most by this, but I honestly think all the Pats weapons take a downtick. Even Brown himself. There going to spread that ball around and it's going to be so hard to predict. Anybody's guess. No chance they don't take advantage of all the weapons, and keep teams guessing week to week. 

    Brown is probably the only safe choice of the WR's. Huge diva, one of the best WR's in the game, this move was made with Bill/Brady knowing he'd need the usage to keep his ego in check. If they couldn't provide that, doubtful the GOAT team takes this kinda risk. 

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  4. Michel had injury issues, Penny/Wilson got stuck behind better RB's, and M.Gordon is a good call all tho I do remember him also having some injury issues. If Jacobs struggles with his health than yeah there will be trouble. 

    Lynch/Martin combined for 262 carries, 1099 yards, 7 TD's + 33 receptions, 200 yards. That's not taking into account Richard/Washington's 85 carries/68 receptions. Richard is still getting those looks IMO. If Jacobs stays healthy I just don't see how he doesn't get a crazy workload. Martin/Lynch were on there last legs last year. If Jacobs is good he'll be a RB1 IMO, if he's average/below average he'll be an inconsistent RB2 with some RB1 weeks off sheer volume. If he's bad he'll still be in the flex conversation just because of his volume. 

  5. 40 minutes ago, youngrice said:

    Saw a stat 10 out of the 11 past first round RB's finished as a top 10 RB in fantasy.  Lets hope he makes is 11 out of 12.


    I've never looked for myself but this would make sense. RB's have become pretty devalued around the league. 1st round picks are absolute massive investments. I imagine teams feel alot dumber whiffing on a RB in the 1st round rather than say a WR. Also add in that the earlier years of a RB back's career tend to be the most valuable and it just doesn't make sense to draft a RB in the 1st round if your not going to use them as a bellcow. Someone like Rashad Penny is a huge outlier. It takes the perfect storm like Pete Carroll, and a much better back on the roster. 

    Investing a 1st round pick, doesn't have alot of mileage on his legs, there isn't another inbetween the tackles runner on the roster, I just don't see how he doesn't get a crazy amount of volume. Even if he sucks. That leads to fantasy points. 

    Hot take but this AB stuff is good news for Jacobs IMO. Won't have him bitching for targets/creating drama all season. Made Mayock/Raiders look really stupid. Neither are going to want there 1st round pick to get 150-200 touches and have a forgettable year. Now that AB is gone I think your going to see the Raiders run the ball more, and alot of checkdown's/short passes where Carr excels. RB's benefit when a target hog WR leaves. 

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  6. Just now, iheartrubio said:

    He was a change of pace back to Elliott.  Not sure how that’s debatable. 


    He had 8 carries in 4 games. Teams tend to use change of pace backs as the guys who aren't 3 down RB's and are different than there starting RB's. Like Carolina. You have your early down back and than your shifty change of pace guy. Carolina dressed there starting RB, and there change of pace back and when there starting RB went down they went to a guy that could handle 3 downs work. 


    Dallas had a workhorse, and 2 backup RB's that can handle the load even if one is injury prone. Morris isn't a change of pace back, McFadden fits the role better. Morris is just a backup RB. The backup RB wasn't get much usage, so I just don't see why McFadden wouldn't have been activated and dressed over Morris. He would have got more practice reps, seen 8 carries so he'd still be fresh. 


    Dallas hasn't used a change of pace back like Carolina did this year..

  7. 2 minutes ago, CABLE87 said:


    Why not?? Injury prone mcfadden, keep him caged up then release him wild and fresh on beat up teams half way into the season.


    But Morris hasn't been playing. I think that's what people are missing. McFadden could have stayed fresh as the backup RB. He just would have got more reps with the O-Line, and been more ready. It makes sense for the Cowboys to have the RB they want to start if Elliot gets suspended dressed. Have him ready, no need to worry about injuries because you know Elliot is a bellcow that's doing all the work. 

  8. Just now, iheartrubio said:

    What’s not to get? Morris is a change of pace back.  Many teams do this. 

    Except Morris isn't a change of pace back at all. McFadden fits that role better. Morris is a bruiser. He's not fast. Doesn't catch out of the backfield. It's not like Carolina at all. Elliot is a true workhorse. The backup stays fresh no matter what. Morris has what like 8 carries all year? I'd get the keeping McFadden fresh excuse if the Cowboys backup was seeing 6-8 carries a game. McFadden would have been a better 3rd down RB/adds more versatility behind Elliot than Morris does yet Morris was the backup. Morris has been getting all the reps. McFadden will have some rust. 


    IMO Morris is the 2 down banger, McFadden will be the 3rd down back and get some early down work occasionally. It'll be a split. 

  9. This guy is going to be the pickup of the year in PPR/half PPR leagues IMO. He was so close to breaking that massive TD. His floor is going to be high every week to give you consistency but has big play potential. I'm surprised how much work he's getting on the ground. He saw 12 carries today with Howard seeing 20+. If Howard is killing it, playing poorly, his role is carved out no matter what. 


    All this seems just like the start. Outside of the numbers he just looks like a special talent. 

  10. It always depends on your league. I have a feeling there will be a guy that goes all in. WR's keep going down, there's just nobody in Chicago. I think worst case outside of an injury obviously is it becomes the poor man's version of the Falcons. Way less TD upside for there backs, but more work due to less talent surrounding them. A double headed monster where Cohen is a high upside flex, occasional RB2. Cohen is a top 2 offensive talent on a team with a great offensive line that will have lots of weeks playing from behind. He's going to get tons of targets, and some occasional carries.


    Maybe it's just me but nowadays with team using committee's, everybody's entirely aware of the handcuffs to own, it's hard to find guys like this on the wire in competitive leagues. Cohen has potential to be the waiver wire pickup of the year IMO. He's electric and is going to get fed. I wouldn't be shocked if a DJ owner goes like 50-60+ in a 100 dollar league. Whatever's left in Arizona will probably be similar to what someone like R.Kelley is in Washington. 



  11. Normally I wouldn't even come close to biting on rookie TE hype. However I think people need to realize the league is different nowadays. It's a passing league. TE's are more involved in the passing game. Someone like Jimmy Graham was basically a WR in NOLA. Engram himself is incredibly unique given that he's basically a WR. 


    I think his upside is extremely high. If NY doesn't make him block, and throws him out there to feed him with teams worrying about Marshall/OBJ than he could really feast. It's hard to know until we see how the Giants use him. If they want him blocking alot, than yeah he's doing nothing this year. It's why rookie TE's never have big fantasy seasons. Someone like O.J Howard will have his hands full with blocking this season, all tho I do maintain comparing the history of rookie TE's is a little pointless at this point. 

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