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  1. If Slay wasn’t playing this game I’d definitely be starting him. Slay is no joke, and Lock is a rookie that doesn’t have the years of experience to deal with a player of Slay’s level. If no Slay, I could easily see 160 yards and 2 tds against the lions. Not sure what to expect with Slay shadowing him.
  2. Houston/Tennessee game has highest point potential this week. I’m leaning Tannehill since Evans is out for bucs.
  3. I’m already down 27 points to Crowder Thursday night. I need 1 WR, and 1 flex between Diggs, Deebo, Lockett, Sutton, Pascal, or Miles Sanders. Laird is also available on waivers. I have DeAndre Washington if Jacobs in fact sits tonight too, but looks like he’s gonna play. PPR with distance bonuses Diggs and Lockett can pop some big games, but have been up and down lately. Deebo is doing well now, but low targets on run heavy team. Sutton against Chiefs and now snow doesn’t look good. Miles has been mediocre and now Scott looks better than him. If no TY, Lattimore on Pascal concerns me. WHIR
  4. Due to DJ’s contract, they could just be increasing interest in Drake to inflate his trade value. They will take a huge bath if they cut DJ, and trading him at 10 million a year will not be easy. If they were interested in trading him at all, they would be doing everything they could to showcase his abilities hoping some team would jump on a trade next year. Currently, he doesn’t look like a 10 million a year back, so couldn’t imagine a team willing to take him when there’s a bunch of decent rookies coming out and other free agents, all at a better price. That’s if the management in AZ is actually planning ahead and are competent.
  5. Rodgers for the fact that it’s pouring in NE and will be dropping temperature by game time.
  6. Coaches Usually spin injuries as worse than they are to hopefully mess with the opponents game plan. DJ may not have been hurting all that bad all week, just getting vet rest.
  7. Newton just hasn’t been accurate on a lot of his throws when he has been in there lately. Him playing poorly because he’s hurt is one thing, but poor accuracy isn’t gonna win many games. I drafted Newton expecting him to come out this year and be a force. He didn’t deliver at all, and watching him throw and miss guys was painful. Allen looks like a better passer right now.
  8. It’s a coin flip... I guess I could see the Eagles getting up, and then giving Sanders the work to build confidence and work on ball security. Or they could ride Howard up the gut the entire second half. Flip a coin and let me know... Fact is, Eagles want to use all their backs, and will try to keep them all involved. They might ride the hot hand, or they might stick to pregame planning unless fumbles happen. Fantasy RB’s are becoming harder to gauge every year. It’s becoming more luck to getting a good stable of rb’s, than it is research.
  9. I think it will go back and forth all year on which RB gets the better game. Teams trying to follow the Patriots blue print. Eagles already said, they want to use all backs. I have Miles Sanders in all my leagues, and I’m not starting him with any confidence currently. Coin flip on which RB gets the touches.
  10. I think this turns into full patriots type backfield with every week a different back putting up the points. The bright side to Darrel is the injury risk of Shady and Damien. If you feel there is a higher probability of one of those guys getting injured, you hold Darrel. If you feel McCoy and Damien will both remain healthy, then you drop Darrel. I’m holding him unless a gem pops up on the wire that I feel I have to have. Every year, a few backs emerge as huge assets for teams down the stretch. No idea of knowing now which guys those are right now, but I have a few potential tickets on my bench, hoping at least one hits going into playoffs. Darrel COULD possibly be one of those guys.
  11. Year 2 under Pettine’s defense and it’s starting to take off. Offense is still learning LaFleur’s playbook and schemes. It’s been said that the defense playing well is allowing the offense to learn at a good pace and to catch up to the defense. Every week, the offense should progress and get better. Rodgers has been given the green light to change some plays at the line if the defense gives him something. I know nfl is about winning games and that doesn’t always translate to fantasy, where we want fantasy studs. I feel LaFleur is just happy with the W’s and doesn’t care about our fantasy teams. However, I feel as the season goes, and the playbook opens up, we will see studs emerge. MVS taking off will open Adams up more. The solid running and solid defense will open up play action pass. Hopefully, LaFleur has wrinkles in his playbook that schemes Adams open, that he hasn’t yet shown. Rodgers still wants a shot at MVP, so no way he sits still and dink’s, dunks, and hands off all season for W’s. I’m not expecting top 5 out of Adams this year, maybe not even top 10. But he will have some big games and become more stable as the season wears on. I knew this when drafting him as my wr1 passing on Julio, I owned Julio last 2 years and didn’t want that this year. As of now, it looks like a mistake, but I’m certainly not panicking.
  12. I hope AB destroys the Patriots from within. They deserve that with all their cheating over the years... Extremely fishy how everything played out so quickly and how quickly he was signed... tampering??? AB is a head case, but calling his GM a racist name and threatening to punch him, seems too far fetched from his usual mental health issues. Looks more like he was trying to force his release to get to the Pats. I used to to like the patriots, before all their scandals trying to do anything to get rings. What good is it to get rings with asterisks next to them??? So what happens when BB game plans a heavy run scheme against an opponent and AB doesn’t get many passes? Or are the Pats gonna force him 10 throws a game no matter what, to keep him happy, in which they will be playing by AB’s rules? If brown doesn’t freak out and attack everyone when he’s unhappy, it will be telling how bad he wanted to be on the patriots...
  13. Rodgers looked very rusty and wasn’t reading the field well. The Bears defense is very tough, and in the backfield all night. Every year, the first week is ugly for a lot of teams. Adams will definitely put up numbers this season.
  14. If they run Jackson over 10 times a game, he won’t make it to the end of the season... Kamara wasn’t supposed to do much his rookie year, but he exploded. Every year, late round players come from nowhere, and take off. We see 1st round picks do nothing and are out of the league in no time. Hill may not reach top 20 this year, or maybe be he does. We won’t know till after the season. I slept on Kamara when he was a rookie, now I look hard at any player that possibly could replicate his first year performance, at late round picks. Hill is one of those guys for me this year, Sanders, and Thompson are others. Maybe neither do much for me than rb3 with occasional rb2 weeks, but I would hate that feeling of sleeping on them, and one took off this year on someone else’s team. The heaviest running team in the league, could easily support 2 fantasy relevant backs. I stand by my assessment that if Jackson runs over 10 times a game, he won’t make it to the end of the season in one piece. This isn’t college, and the current NFL landscape has switched to faster linebackers than when Vick was running wild. I like Jackson, and don’t want to see him running so much, cuz I know all it takes is one play, and he could be done for the season after getting hit the wrong way. I’ve lost a lot of QB’s in fantasy from getting injured while running.
  15. Kamara was a rookie with Ingram in the backfield. Kamara was fantasy gold. Im not saying lighting will strike twice, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see Ingram and Hill putting up good numbers in fantasy. Ravens ran the ball somewhere around 550 times last year. I can’t imagine Ingram toting even 250, which leaves 300 carries between Jackson, Hill, and others. On top of receiving work, which I don’t think Ingram will soak up many targets. Jackson wants to prove he’s a passing QB, and preserve his body, so I can’t imagine him running more than 6-8 times a game, unless D’s are gonna give him running lanes all day long. That leaves a lot of touches on the table for Hill, if he can be productive with them.
  16. Those on the field should get paid. If you are injured, you aren’t helping the team. They still get their base pay and any bonuses they hit before injury. Maybe workout bonuses, and team meeting/mentoring bonuses. They do have some performance based incentives on some players contracts, so yes, being pulled before benchmark could be an issue, but we already have players with benchmark incentives and I don’t recall those being an issue so far. Either the player doesn’t come close to it, or they blow past it. It would definitely need a lot of work to balance properly, but at this point, the current system is crap, so either keep cobbling the current one, or sandbox the performance pay a few years, then start working some form of it in. As with anything that’s a change, majority will hate it, but eventually it turns out better a lot of the time. One thing is for sure, change will always be needed in life, to keep ahead, or we get left behind.
  17. Hunt should not be allowed to be around the team during his suspension. I know the Browns asked the league if the would allow him to be, but have not seen anything yet. Not on being with the team for 8 weeks would greatly impact Hunt’s ability to be much of a factor, other than gadget plays or breather for Chubb. Possibly closing out blow out games, just to get reps. I really see no concern for Hunt negatively affecting Chubb, if anything, his small usage would benefit Chubb by keeping him a little fresher going into the end of the season. 8 weeks is a very long time to be gone from trainers, practice reps, and team bonding, especially when this is a new team. At week 10, players should be in mid season form, which Hunt will not be, especially with his timing.
  18. Looks like Jerry is gonna play hardball now. That’s unless the cowboys open the season 0-2! Lol
  19. Valid argument. Performance pay is Definitely not without its holes. The current pay plan has numerous too.
  20. Source? Odd only 6 weeks, since he doesn’t have to be back till week 10 to get credited with a season, if this is true.
  21. One big issue I can see right off the bat with performance based pay, is people demanding the ball more, to pad their stats. Thats is why I think they would need to incorporate a lot of team based bonuses.
  22. Shorter rookie deals would screw a lot of average to below average rookies though. Besides, Teams build around smaller contracts, to afford the higher contracts. Having rookie deals constantly ending sooner, would make it significantly more difficult to plan for bigger contracts for the best players. Not to mention, younger players switching teams a lot more often, when they never peaked or fully learned one teams play book. As a fan, I hate seeing my favorite players leave teams.
  23. On one hand, Zeke signed a contract, and needs to honor it. IRL, if someone exceeds their ability on an existing contract, they don’t get to demand more money and withhold work. I find it inexcusable that the league and union even allow this to happen. On the other hand, they need to get rid of the current way contracts are handled. The top running back in a year, should get paid the top pay for that year. It’s time to move to performance based contracts. Everyone gets a base salary, and earns bonuses on everything from snaps played, to league leaders. Team bonuses for wins and team rankings, etc. Like in fantasy football, end of the year there is a list of best player to worst, and that’s how each should be paid top guy gets highest pay for the year, and lowest guy gets lowest pay. (Based on predetermined nfl ranking categories, not from fantasy football rankings) You wouldn’t see anyone holdout ever again for money! Zeke is elite. But the Cowboys line is the best in the NFL. Would Zeke put up the same stats had he played for the Bucs??? Can Pollard put up numbers somewhat close to Zeke in Dallas??? As of now, we won’t know those answers. If Pollard can put up 85% the stats Zeke did, why would the cowboys want to spend 15 million on Zeke, when Pollard is playing for peanuts? That money can be put towards making sure the cowboys keep the best offensive line in football, so pollard could keep working. If cowboys pay Zeke 15 million, then they might not be able to retain the best lineman, which in a couple years, could start affecting Zekes production and Dak’s health. Football is a team game, players that only care about being paid the most, affect their ability to do their job in the future, by hamstringing their teams ability to afford the best supporting players. After all, the NFL has a salary cap.
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