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  1. 14 minutes ago, AirForceOne said:


    All the same questions and doubts were cast on Terrell Owens as well, and he continued to post massive stats with the Eagles.
    While this is obviously a slightly different situation, it's easy to see how a HOF player can have another top-5 season at his position despite all of the reasons you listed. It's been done before. While Evans and Allen may have fewer question marks, they don't have the resumé that AB does. 

    If you're seriously taking Kittle over AB, I don't know what to tell you. 

     

     

     

    You must have drafted AB, that’s what normally happens on these forums. And again, nobody is saying he can’t do it again the point was guys like Allen/Evans certainly do have dependable resumes and have much less question marks. And if you ignoring a 25 year old who set the all-time yards record at TE in his first season being featured, and led the league in yards after catch- then you either are reading too many “regression” articles or just aren’t watching games. Kid is a monster. 

  2. While I think he has upside, I’m not quite sure I buy into his late 2nd/early 3rd ADP just yet. 

     

    1)Team change- I’m seeing most projections still having him at 100/1200/10, but how do we know he can do this on a new team + downgrade at QB. Every stat shows that Ben loves to throw deep, and Carr is one of the worst downfield guys in the league. My 2nd point regarding the team, why couldn’t they figure out how to use Cooper here correctly? I get Cooper is not an AB level talent, but we also saw Cooper got to Dallas and instantly be more valuable. 

     

    2)Age- I am not a fan of taking guys into their 30s. I know WRs can age more gracefully than other positions, but I feel like if there is going to be a big drop off, it happens once they enter their 30s. In general, I just prefer younger players that have less wear and tear. 

     

    3)His ego- this guy went crazy when JuJu got some credit for being player of the year for Pitt. He obviously cares about his stats and how he is perceived. IF Oakland gets out to a poor start and Carr can’t get him the ball as much as he’s used to, are you confident he isn’t going to go crazy? How will he react to being on a losing team overall? I’m not so much concerned w this foot injury and helmet situation, more what will happen on these points I just mentioned. 

     

    Overall, he’s been of the best WRs in the league for a long time and you obviously can’t count him out. It’s just with these red flags I’m not sure I could take him over the other other WRs who are younger(Evans,Allen)and have less question marks, or even Kittle who will be fed the ball in SF. 

  3. 12 minutes ago, tts42572 said:

    I'm just having a real hard time pulling the trigger on DJ for his #5/#6 overall cost.

    I know it's an over-simplification....But he's turning 28 and has had one really good fantasy season.  Having a hard time buying a guy at that age who has only had one solid season.

    Yeah, I know there are factors at work...bad team, injuries, bad coaching, whatever.  I don't like having my first round guys on bad teams.  

    I like picking a guy at #5 that I feel good about and isn't surrounded with so many questions.  Basically, I avoided him everywhere because of questions last year and was glad I did.  And for me many questions still remain.  

    After the top 4 RB's, I'm probably going WR in every draft so I highly doubt I have DJ on any of my teams unless he falls to me in the second round.  I'd rather just grab a stud WR then grab Gurley, Chubb, Conner or somebody else that falls to me in the second.

     

    In a 12 team league, at pick 20 there is probably close to no chance that Chubb, Conner, or Gurley make it back to 20th pick in the 2nd. Not to mention, Gurley is easily more of a question mark than DJ at this point.  Overall point is, guys like Conner and Chubb are most likely not going to be there to pair with that WR you take in round 1, but there will certainly be a nice WR left to pair with DJ. 

  4. 13 minutes ago, whitekenyan24 said:

    No, the start of this season is a continued deterioration of his skills that are clearly visible from the entirety of last season's batted ball data. Player's performance levels generally follow a bell curve so this is the continuation of that downward trend starting in 2018.

    The start of this season is nowhere near a large enough sample to draw any real conclusions from. If you want to say it’s a concern after last season, that would be reasonable. But you didn’t do that, you pulled all numbers form THIS season only, and said he is done cause they are all career worsts. 

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  5. 23 minutes ago, whitekenyan24 said:

    Will take this post with a grain of salt considering your username. People always say that Votto is so smart, quirky, and trying things out for the sake of trying them out. If that were truly the case that is the most ridiculous thing ever. Dude's 35 year's old with almost 7,000 MLB plate appearances and some of the best plate discipline of all time. Clearly he knows "what works" by now, it's just that he's not capable of doing it any longer. Career high K% rate and career low BB% rates by extremely wide margins, career low hard hit %, fly balls way up (which would normally be good but not when you're making good contact), and a swinging strike rate above 10% (10.9%) for the first time since 2010. His contact rates are way down even though he's swinging at more pitches. It seems pretty clear to me that the bat speed isn't there anymore and he can't catch up anymore. 

    I am trying extremely hard to sell with the hopes he can give me 80% of draft day cost. This guy is dunzo.

     

    So let me get this straight- you are comparing his “career samples” and other “full years” to a 16 game sample to come to the conclusion he is done? That is quite interesting, and makes close to no sense. If you checked any guy who is extremely struggling right now vs their career numbers, they would look done. Point is, a 16 game sample is close to meaningless. Not saying he will be fine or he is done either way, but that is certainly not the way to come to the conclusion. 

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  6. On 11/17/2018 at 4:49 AM, Boogie Buckets said:

     

    Have you watched them without Steph?

     

    For reference, they went 22-15 without Curry last season alone. 

     

    Is this accurate? They went 67-15 last year, so you’re saying they were undefeated when Steph played? That would be amazing if true, but feel like we would have heard more about that if so. 

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  7. Recruiting for my league again, first come first serve like usual. 3rd year running, all funds held through leaguesafe and 100% paid out. 8 cats(no turnovers). Already have a few paid, and it will fill quickly- I’ve been running multiple sports for many years with people here, no questions on whether this is legit or not, so if you want in request an invite and pay ASAP. It will fill for sure. Have it at 18 teams so I can send out more invites, but it will be 12 teams max.  Details below:

     

     
     

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