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22 minutes ago, Heizz said:


You would value him next to Ekeler (PPR league)?

 

To me, that would be a clear overpay.

 

If you're looking today, Week 2, yes - an overpay;  I'd guess Ekeler is ~17-20 & Diontae ~45-50 in current PPR rankings. 

I do think that Diontae will surpass that by a reasonably healthy clip (he's seeing 23 targets in a two week span).  Toss in the Joshua Kelley fun with Ekeler and I think that drops him down a bit as well.

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Yeah of course! Here's the tweet from Brooke Pryor:   Ben said it in today's press conference at 10:42 min.  

This guy is facinating. The Steelers had a 1st round grade on him coming out of Toledo when they drafted him #66 overall. As a rookie, he led all NFL wide receivers in separation yards (2.39) and

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3 minutes ago, IlliniGuy76 said:

Here's a video highlight of his first two weeks.  What totally stands out is his athleticism, hands and his aggressiveness with the football;  Waldman loved the later when scouting him.

 

 


Kids got some moves forsure.  Very exciting player

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10 minutes ago, IlliniGuy76 said:

Here's a video highlight of his first two weeks.  What totally stands out is his athleticism, hands and his aggressiveness with the football;  Waldman loved the later when scouting him.

 

 

These are great, but I wonder what his low-lights look like this year?  Weird I know, but I think he had 8 receptions on 13 targets and he fumbled a punt.  Were the other 5 near misses, bad throws, defend balls?  They went right back to him after the fumble.  This dude looks seriously electric.

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3 minutes ago, Cardiak said:

That's a pretty good comparison. 


my reasoning is both came from smaller programs, probably got under-drafted, extremely quick out of breaks and sudden in change of direction, good route runners.  Just feels so much like Diggs breakout. Except here he’s taken on the AB role with a much better QB throwing to him, I like the chances of a WR1 year here.

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2 hours ago, Tob said:
He's like Antonio Brown without the mental health issues

He doesn't have the mental health issues YET. Wait til he gets popped a couple times over the middle from Big Ben passes lol

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1 hour ago, cheezor42 said:

Ben needs to sit him down now and have the talk...”look kid, I’m gonna make you a star, don’t let it go to your head”

We'll I'm pretty sure he'll respond like Hop did to Hall. "I'm a grown a** man". Not a kid in the slightest. 

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Must start actually, I have both Thomas and Adams at WR along with Ridley,Dj Moore, and Johnson

Johnson reminds me of AB with great ability after the catch and his route running, this could be a second coming

 

i feel like packaging both Adams and Thomas for a RB 1 cause my group of WRS is deep and Johnson actually looks insanely good

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11 minutes ago, HarambeLives said:

Is he for sure a must start for most of you? 23 targets sure is a lot. 


He’s moved into that territory for me.  One more week of this same type of involvement and not only is he a must start he’s a Bona-fide WR1 lock.

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12 minutes ago, HarambeLives said:

Is he for sure a must start for most of you? 23 targets sure is a lot. 

With the targets he is getting, the role he has in Big Ben's offense and injuries to many players I don't see how Diontae can be in any bench.

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3 minutes ago, JuanSuarez said:

With the targets he is getting, the role he has in Big Ben's offense and injuries to many players I don't see how Diontae can be in any bench.

Considering the Golladay and Aj Brown injuries I have, its been a pleasure riding this one out. Wr1 in the making

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Just moved Hunt for him. I'm all aboard and his upside is tremendous. Legitimately think he has high WR2 / low WR1 upside with the target volume, how he looks out there and how much Ben loves slinging it. 

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