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8 minutes ago, FritzLn said:

prove that he's worthless while also trying to extract something of worth from another team for him

awesome!

A stupid GM is always lying and waiting... It's the NFL... it's not based on meritocracy...

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all the non owners watching this thread rn:  

"Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened."  -Dr. Seuss Thanks for the amazing run, Austin.

Makes me feel old when you have to explain who Brian Westbrook was....

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Didn’t watch the game so I’m not too sure what happened here. Was it game script? More of a focus on getting both Ekeler and Jackson involved on offense? Did Jackson look more explosive? I was expecting more than 81 total yards and only 9 rushing attempts.

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7 minutes ago, diazmu said:

Didn’t watch the game so I’m not too sure what happened here. Was it game script? More of a focus on getting both Ekeler and Jackson involved on offense? Did Jackson look more explosive? I was expecting more than 81 total yards and only 9 rushing attempts.

Kennan Allen was balling his mind off... They just went to him every opportunity they could

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23 minutes ago, diazmu said:

Didn’t watch the game so I’m not too sure what happened here. Was it game script? More of a focus on getting both Ekeler and Jackson involved on offense? Did Jackson look more explosive? I was expecting more than 81 total yards and only 9 rushing attempts.

 

Allen was targeted 17 times...like the above poster said it was just Rivers going to Allen a ton.  Ekeler will always cede some work to Justin Jackson, which makes sense, since Jackson is talented and probably one of the best backups out there.  Ekeler still had 7 catches and got 16 targets...just didn't score this week.  Most weeks you'll be happy with 15-20 touches for Ekeler...Chargers just zoned in with Allen this game.

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I think yesterday was basically his floor. He just didn’t have the opportunities to get in the end zone. Also noticed Texans did a great job of keeping track of him slipping out the backfield. 

Rivers does a great job of looking for his main option and if it isn’t there he checks it down. Noticed a few times on his sacks that he would look to dump it off the Ekeler. If he was covered. Expect a great bounce back game next game.

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8 hours ago, matanp said:

Disappointed with no touchdowns, and the split carries with JJ

 

Ekeler: 49 snaps (65%) 9 carries, 7 targets

Jackson: 28 snaps (37%) 5 carries 4 targets

They didn't split anything...

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1 hour ago, Szer0 said:

If you have Ekeler, don't forget Justin Jackson... These RBs are making plays after plays

 

How is Kamara not on the top 5 

so i guess grabbing JJ if you have ekeler is a must?

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10 minutes ago, HOF12 said:

 

so i guess grabbing JJ if you have ekeler is a must?

If anything was to happen, JJ would own the backfield. Besides, he has been playing well in limited snaps.

I drafted both out. This backfield is fantasy gold.

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2 minutes ago, Szer0 said:

If anything was to happen, JJ would own the backfield. Besides, he has been playing well in limited snaps.

I drafted both out. This backfield is fantasy gold.

In that case might have to drop breida 

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2 minutes ago, HOF12 said:

In that case might have to drop breida 

That would be a hard one, but feel free to create an AC thread, or a DM to me... 

It really depends on the league size and roster construction.

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