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  1. I just saw this Pack. Was way distracted today. Hope you filled this out and are busy compiling rosters as we speak!!
  2. From RW today: "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Michael Cohen spotted Randall Cobb wearing a walking boot on his right foot." Not a problem?
  3. I'm anxious to ride a QB trash heap of Winston and Taylor to a league championship. A brief suspension is perfect.
  4. Back to predicting real busts. Tell me it doesn't seem like the whole NE cabal has a different feel to it this off-season? Brady going Oprah, Gronk seeming disinterested for real, Solder and Lewis hitting the road, etc. I know everyone cries heresey when a big dip from Brady and/or Gronk is suggested, but that's exactly what I am here to do. 2018 is the year these two guys let us down. And now on to my next nominee. Spoiler alert, @Impreza178, please immediately switch to another thread. If things get real messy in Orchard Park, would it surprise any of
  5. Not that we didn't already know that McVay and Shanahan are good what they do, but it's informative pieces like these that confirm who we can trust, which is a big thing for fantasy.
  6. They were without lots of guys on D (e.g., LB Malcolm Smith, DB Jimmy Ward, DL Arik Armstead, LB Reuben Foster, S Jacquiski Tartt, etc.) for stretches last year. Solomon Thomas missed most of the off-season and started super slow too. Getting everyone back, having Cassius Marsh for a full season, signing FA Richard Sherman and Edge Jeremiah Attaochu (from LAC), and adding S/CB Tarvarius Moore and LB Fred Warner in the draft, all bode very well for the group. Honestly, the biggest unkown is sophomore DC Richard Saleh. Hard to tell from his rookie campaign if he's any good. It is n
  7. A great read for anyone evaluating 49ers assets: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/06/18/sean-mcvay-rams-kyle-shanahan-49ers-coaching-rivalry
  8. Fair enough. The braintrust in San Francisco isn't infallible. They wouldn't be the first to waste big money on an imprudent FA signing. However, keep in mind that Shanahan's system seems capable of turning almost anyone who is at least a partial scheme fit into a productive RB. Hyde was barely a scheme fit, and he produced well for the most part. Maybe you can argue he is a way better player than McKinnon, but there is no denying that he was miscast. By contrast, it is undeniable McKinnon is a supreme scheme fit (that's why they overpaid to sign him). So for lots of folks, p
  9. Man, you couldn't be more wrong about that. Peter King published a piece about Shanahan pounding the table for Williams on draft day, which was accurate. But when Williams arrived for the off-season program, he immediately put himself in Shanahan's and Lynch's dog houses. It was then crickets on Williams from both Shanahan and Lynch all off-season, followed finally by Williams being hidden on IR all season so he could contemplate his bubble status and, hopefully, get his mind right. Hot takes are bad enough. But I don't know what to call them when it is easy to see
  10. I believe solid research confirms that even the so-called fantasy experts miss on 50% of their projections/predictions. I bet none of us here beats the "50% rule," if we're totally honest. So as much as we'd like to pretend that our valuations will prove relatively reliable, the truth is a whole bunch of players that we feel strongly will succeed in 2018 will actually bust. On the flip side, a bunch of players we're convinced will fail will actually succceed. A thread like this is a helpful reality check while we grind out posts singing the praises of our favorite pla
  11. I'm not convinced of Dak either. But he has already proven he can execute the basic play action pass game well enough. As long as defenses have to sell out so much to stop that potent run game, Dak can connect with Hurns regularly. Any QB and WR can experience success when the run game is elite, at least when they aren't playing from way behind because the defense has bled points. That is a constant in the NFL. That's why I just can't shake Hurns as a legitimate fantasy asset:
  12. Hurns is so JAG, but how can we ignore him in the circumstance he finds himself in. Play action alone guarantees that he gets some good looks every week. By default, he's a major RZ cog too. Thompson and Gallup will make some noise, but it is Hurns who is best positioned to claim the title of WR1 on that team. I can't believe I just said that.
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