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  1. I guess if you call a cramp a calf injury... Anyways...Came here to say while the numbers weren't there, I'm encouraged by what I saw yesterday. Had a key 2pt conversion play that gives the coaching staff confidence in him as a reliable option in the clutch. Also, no one is talking about the deep shot in the endzone where he cramped up. If that throw gets pulled in not only do the Dolphins win the game but Fuller's line changes drastically. Abrams probably should have been called for PI on the play too. For his first game back he did fairly well in less the full conditioning and with Jacoby slinging the ball. Promising outlook for the coming weeks.
  2. Still the same sentiment for Barber going into Sunday without Josh Jacobs? I'm not going to argue that he's a world beater or much better than a trashcan sliding down the road, but he did have a decent number of carries and while Miami's defense is good it's not as good as the Steelers front line. Miami's strength on defense is more their secondary. My positive outlook on Barber (assuming Jacobs is out) is that he receives a similar number of touches in a more positive game script where I expect the Raiders to run after getting up early on a reeling Miami squad. Am I wrong?
  3. He looks a lot slimmer and fluid in the preseason games he played in then in any of his FSU or XFL highlights. Most of this forum is just noise. I think he's a capable runner entering into a situation with a lot of opportunity. He's clearly got a little something for the niners to pounce on him over other options. Everyone else in this backfield is dealing with an injury or is unproven. He's worth a shot if you have the space.
  4. Yeah, I guess I meant the touches on special teams too.
  5. Any chance this kid continues to eat with all the wideout injuries the Browns are dealing with at the moment? RB eligible player in ESPN that seems appealing in a 14 team league for a zero-RB build. Had a lot of touches week 2 and some nice splash plays.
  6. Thoughts on his role moving forward with Penny faltering?
  7. In line with the other OKC young guns, if you had to choose between Bazley or Poku who you got?
  8. From a recent article published to day... Adds for all leagues Malachi Flynn, Raptors (23% rostered) This might be the big one. Over the past four games, the 22-year-old rookie is averaging 13-6-5 with 3.5 (!) stocks (steals plus blocks) and 2.0 3s. That puts him inside the nine-category top-20 over the past week. If that can continue, even assuming the defense falls off a little, then Flynn is going to be one of the defining pickups of the season. So, will it continue? The worst news is that this surge is happening while Kyle Lowry (foot), Fred VanVleet (hip) and Rodney Hood (hip) are sidelined and while some other rotational wings are also in-and-out of the injury report. Lowry, VanVleet and Hood are all expected to return early next week. But there are some positive signs, too. In the three games before Hood's injury, Flynn was playing 78% of his minutes alongside Hood – meaning they aren't competing for minutes. In the four games before Lowry's injury, Flynn shared the floor with Lowry for roughly half of his minutes, implying that coach Nick Nurse is willing to have the guards share the court together. Finally, in the first game of Flynn's current streak, during which VanVleet suffered his injury early in the third quarter, Flynn was already on track to set a season-high in minutes before VanVleet got hurt. It appears as though there is room for Flynn to maintain a large workload even as his teammates get healthy. And if the Raptors, currently three games outside of the play-in tournament, ever transition to tanking, then there's going to be a lot fewer games when the stars are "healthy". Another factor working in Flynn's favor is that his improved productivity is not the result of an increased usage rate. Even if Flynn is able to maintain a large minute load as the stars get healthy, he wouldn't be able to maintain a high usage rate. Fortunately, that's not a problem here, as Flynn's usage rate has remained at just 18.5% through this surge. It's almost impossible for Flynn to remain a top-20 per game player once Lowry and VanVleet are back. But it's very possible that he remains an all-leagues starter the rest of the way. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/news/fantasy-basketball-waiver-wire-week-17-best-players-to-add-include-malachi-flynn-aleksej-pokusevski/
  9. What? It's one game of poor shooting. 3 threes, 8 assists, and 2 steals is drop city? You might want to hold off on that. He played 35 mins tonight and with every loss the raptors only have more incentive to play him. Just saying.
  10. I get the whole dependency/opportunity being tied to Lowry and FVV injuries, but is this kid worth it if he gets his shot down the stretch?
  11. Had his best game of the season last night. Played 25 mins. Khem Birch being waived. Does he become an upside flier now?
  12. As the guy who started the Moses thread I can tell you that he will not part the Atlantic ocean. But I did snatch up Gafford after his first game to make up for the loss of Mitch Rob. I think that's closer to his comparison, perhaps also similar to Richaun Holmes. I've always liked watching up play. Plays hard defensively and has the athleticism to be a rim runner and lob threat. I see the Wizards giving him a nice run to see what they have as they just traded for him, with Rolo and Len becoming less and less relevant because they are known commodities. I mean anytime someone can put up three blocks and a steal in 14 minutes you should pay attention. Expect his minutes to increase past his first game.
  13. Demarcus Cousins goes to a nearby high school, fouls on every offensive possession...looks good... I've had him on my team off and on this year. Bought the lottery ticket again but I'm not expecting too much and hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
  14. Any interest with Rondo if he's running the show for the Clippers?
  15. Very much, yes. The beauty about Poku is that he's a 7 foot guard. He's listed as a pf in espn because of his size but he slides to every position on the floor. Pf, Sf, Sg, and even point guard was what he was slotted at today. No reason to think he couldn't hold down that sf slot in your proposed starting five. And once the thunder move on from Horford and any other trade pieces they send away he will for sure get minutes. Oh, and he's good too. Dropped Bertans for him and don't think I'm losing a step, not to mention gaining in every other category outside of 3's. I'll admit I was worried about his performance yesterday, but that was his second game back and he played the number one defensive team in the league. Grab this kid now.
  16. Potential door opening for Thybulle with the Embiid injury...
  17. 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks...Not too shabby. Curious to see what his minutes are when Bazley plays. Watching very closely next game.
  18. Liked what I saw, 8/12/1 in 19 minutes. But you were right about Poku being featured more. Something to monitor moving forward is if Poku is getting 30 every night now I'd probably take him first, but if Horford leaves then Brown is in the same exact featured role. Rotoworld blurb today that Muscala is basically gone/out of the picture to make room for both of these guys. I'm going to preemptively pick him up assuming that his minutes will go up from here. Bazley being out also seemed to float minutes more towards Poku. If the next game Horford sits and Bazley returns I could easily see this minutes division switching.
  19. Man, I was hoping others were as high on this guy as I was. I know there's mixed feeling on Rotoworld reports, but here's what Jonas Nader said about him on his Waiver Wired column... "Moses Brown (0%)- I’m going to throw one more name out here as a bonus. Brown has been doing some truly absurd things in the G League, averaging 18.5 points, 13.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 26 minutes. A 7’2” center with a 245-pound frame, Moses is going to be a sneaky stash at the deadline if we get wind of an Al Horford trade, and it reminds me of the time when the Heat first called up Hassan Whiteside when he took the fantasy community by storm. You’ve been warned." I've watched him play just to see what the hype was all about. He's pretty agile and fast for being as big as he is. Still very raw offensively but capable of being a pick and roll and offensive glass monster. It's interesting that he compared him to Whiteside as I was remembering his absurd rise fresh into the NBA when looking into Brown. Gobert also came to mind in a similar fashion. I was hoping others had similar views. You really think the talent development focus in OKC is going to gain anything from play Muscala over Brown? I would concede that more than likely Roby would stand to benefit the most from Horford leaving and would most likely start, but to me Roby still feels more like a power forward than a starting center. Anyways, just wanted to throw this out there as Jonas was the first one to put me onto him and liked what I saw.
  20. Is this kid going to get called up to the Thunder? Is the call up dependent on Horford being traded? I'm super stoked to add this kid if he can come anywhere close to what he was doing in the G-League. Prematurely add to my team before news of the call up? Thoughts?
  21. With Griffin signing in BKN and the Lakers rumored to prefer Drummond does it still make sense to hold on to cousins? I mean, isn't Drummond's buyout going to more than likely occur after the trade deadline (assuming he doesn't get traded). Hard to believe Cousins would sign with the lakers before then, and or another team in order to leave the door open for the Lakers. And even if Drummond does get traded to another team other than the lakers, then Cousins would still have competition with the likes of Whiteside and any other targets that the lakers might try to trade for or sign from the buyout market. And with all this, even if he did sign with the lakers in that timeline, Anthony Davis will be returning from injury and Cousins will have to share time with Gasol, Davis, Kuzma, Lebron, Markief, and Montrez down low. All that time sharing and in a far more restrictive setting than Houston. If this is best option is it really worth it? Is Washington, Charlotte, Miami, or Boston really any better?
  22. Low-key... Justise will have its day!
  23. Found this quote in a recent DFS article, "Through four games, Winslow is now averaging a respectable 0.87 DKFP per minute, with an eye-popping 26.8% usage rate." Now that he's returned to the court I think it's about time we put some respect on Winslow's name. Injuries aside, he's clearly a talented player that was finally displaying his all around abilities in his final days with Miami. I understand JJJ is still out and will eventually return (not sure when that will be), but Winslow should easily retain at least a 6th man role in any scenario moving. While only playing 20-25 minutes a game for now, one would think that number increases as the season goes on. A fully healthy Grizzlies would have a rotation consisting of Ja, Brooks, Anderson, JJJ, Val, Jones, Bane, Winslow, and Clarke. Even with all of those pieces there should be more than enough to go around. Seems like owners should probably get in sooner rather than later if they believe that Winslow's best days are still ahead of him... Thoughts?
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