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  1. It’s called a highly educated opinion, based off how life in general works. Meanwhile all you are giving is that I have no idea how he will cope. Now I remember why I stopped coming to these forums, people like you who want to argue a point that is 99% accurate, just because I can’t fully “prove” it. Go for it , “guy”, have fun on the internet.
  2. Did I at any point say it’s a 100% fact? Sorry let me clarify since you are so caught up in 100% fact vs “speculation”. There is a 99.99% chance James White returns this season, which was the question. Do you have any example in recent sports history where an athlete being paid millions for the season forgoes pay to sit out to grieve that long? Would love to hear it. But hey you’re right, he could be the first ever.
  3. Can’t teach people common sense, learned that a long time ago.
  4. I do know what I’m talking about, because I have something called common sense. All company/corporation/businesses have polices around this. They will gladly give him some time away from the team, but If he asked to take the season off he would no longer get paid at a certain point just like any regular person wouldn’t if they told their job they aren’t coming in for a 4 months. And for somebody that has a family and is being paid well, he will be back sooner than later. This is just how life works, and when it happens feel free to come back here and confirm it.
  5. What kind of question is this? Why would he sit out 13 more weeks? Have you ever seen athletes take a year off for a family member passing? This forum is going down the drains if you need this explained.
  6. This is why there is no point listening to so called fantasy "experts". His consensus rank, was about 12-15 overall. It was quite clear how special he was at his age 20 season(and yes I posted this before the season started too). Almost nobody in the game has had age 19 and age 20 seasons like Juan Soto had, yet every major projection had him for pretty much the same exact year. Do people think players hit their ceiling and top out at age 20? Didn't see once major projection putting him at .325/40/130 which was very reasonable based off what we saw last year, and even in the playoffs with
  7. Blake Jarwin stealing the thunder over CeeDee? That is funny stuff. This guy is a monster talent- only thing that will prevent him for helping immediately in fantasy is his own development, not Blake Jarwin.
  8. You can certainly "argue" Barkley over CMC, but it doesn't make much sense on paper. He's too young to worry about usage, plus he does very well not taking hard contact. No injury risk at all yet, and even more impressive he put up 116 catches and 2400 yards with a QB situation that cannot be any worse. In full PPR, you simply cannot fade a guy who has AVERAGED 100 catches per season for his first 3 years in the league. That doesn't mean it's not possible Saquan can't be better, there just isn't much logic behind it(half ppr/non ppr def. makes thing much closer though).
  9. Agree that Tyrod is a downgrade as I noted in this thread, but the discount is baked into the cost. He was a perennial top 25 pick and is now going pick 50-60 overall. At that spot, he can easily go 80/1000 and be worth it. 80/1000 is about 20% less than his normal production. I don’t see how he doesn’t hit those numbers with his talent.
  10. Allen is an interesting case. You are definitely getting a nice discount- but there is a reason for that. Allen has never played a SINGLE snap with any other QB outside of Rivers. In that time, Rivers has attempted ~600 passer per year for ~4500 yards/30td a season. Tyrod is definite downgrade who has career highs of 436 passing attempts, 20 tds, and 3000 passing yards. On top of this, WR is extremely deep hence his ADP being where it is. Not trying to rain on people's parade, but believe the ADP is relatively fair based on the QB downgrade. With that said, he is a safe player
  11. Any guy that can touch 102mph and has command, you want to take shot on. Obviously league context is needed(8-10 team leagues may have great bench players etc), but for the majority you want to see how this plays out given the cost isn't high.
  12. I have seen a hitter- his name was Barry Bonds haha. Full season slash of .362/.609/.812- good for a 1422 OPS for a FULL season. And yes I know he has the PED thing, just saying it needs a reminder sometimes to realize JUST what an absurd season(s) that guy had.
  13. not sure I would classify 1hr/6rbi/700ops as a “force” this year haha. But the .300avg is nice. The AVG will always be there with him, but I think last years power was a fluke.
  14. Source is myself. I’ve been playing yahoo roto leagues for 15 years now. It does not count as 2 games. You have 2 options- count your game total yourself to verify or email yahoo and ask them if you need it “officially” verified.
  15. Does he have the talent to be top 3? Certainly. The issue is we won’t have enough games this year, and we also didn’t get enough last year(due to injury) to fully see how he can hold up over 162 games- both health wise and statistically- which is important for paying that much and competing with guys like Trout, Yelich, Mookie, etc who have many top notch finishes and strong health record(and then Acuna too). Although top 3 is also dependent on what kind of years those guys mentioned also have. So it may be hard for him to jump to top 3 unless he’s really on an absurd pace(would say close to 2
  16. It’s funny- this guy was ALL OVER do not draft lists from the “experts”. Sometimes those advanced metrics don’t tell the full story, cause if you watch this guy play it’s very clear he’s one of the best in the game already.
  17. Him being cleared is one thing, but it doesn’t address my question- why are “DC health officials” involved? I haven’t heard anywhere that anybody outside of MLB is involved with player decisions.
  18. One thing I’m not following here- so he cleared MLB’s protocols to return to play, but he’s “waiting on approval from DC health officials”??? I don’t understand this, does anybody else? So state health officials need to have final sign off on MLB players returning? I have not seen that mentioned anywhere else, would love to know more on this because if that’s a final hurdle it’s going to delay guys all season long.
  19. All things aren’t equal. Longoria and Bryant both debuted at age 23. Soto debuted at 20(maybe 19?). Not only was he 3 years younger in his development path, but he had a greater OPS and BB numbers in his age 21 season than Longoria or Bryant posted in their entire careers. Longoria has actually never been close to Soto in terms of hitting profile, but Bryant has with some seasons nearing 100bb. With that said, any 21 year old hitter who can post a 950ops/108bb is beyond special. His profile at his age is pretty much unmatched in this history of the game, which is why people feel so safe taki
  20. I saw somebody mention he missed no games last year from it. That I know for a fact is not true. I owned him everywhere and remember him getting rest days for the knees even last year. Can’t say how many(and think it was just a few) but it certainly happened.
  21. I’m a huge supporter of Kittle this year. I was arguing w folks in the AB thread that I feel more comfortable w him over AB. He’s just one of those guys that because he only did it for one year- everybody is trying to pick apart his stats and yell regression. PFF graded him as the best TE in the league last year(yes ahead of Kelce who was #2) and every metric was record breaking territory for him, including YAC where he led the entire NFL including all WRs. Some people argue that he didn’t play enough w Jimmy G and Jimmy won’t throw to TEs as much. I don’t really buy it- h
  22. Fantasy pros which is 107 experts combined has AB at 22 and Kittle at 25 so not sure what’s silly about it unless you’re going to say the consensus of 107 experts isn’t close at all.
  23. Except Goodwin and Pettis both played 12 games last year, and were both terrible. Zero reports of either of them looking good at all this year, actually reports that Pettis is lost. And Samuel is a rookie- and we know most rookies don’t make impacts. Point is, Kittle was and still is clearly the best target on that team. I don’t want to derail this thread though so I’ll drop out after this- but all I said is at his 21/22 overall ADP- which is what it’s up to again- I see a lot of red flags. The main being going from one of the best offense and long ball throwers to the worst. Would I be shock
  24. Just nothing you say makes sense to be honest, and I figured you had him since you are clearly biased. As for your statements- Allen and Evans are all going in the same range, so nope not more expensive they are the same cost. Care to explain how they are also just as risky? I see Evans being younger, and having 5 straight seasons of 1000+ yards and now also having a better coach. He’s also never hurt and drama free. Allen was injury prone for a bit, but is coming off 2 straight seasons of 95+ catches/1100+ yards with 0 games missed, is younger, and in a much better offense and m
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