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#6246851 **Round Eleven-Sixteen Commentary**

Posted by SpenceToons on 18 June 2018 - 09:47 AM


......BUT in no way would I vote to not do a June Mock Draft. If this assists Mike/Doug in any way, we should keep doing it as they do so much for us and the hobby!




While there was good content around Draft-time, the flagship football forum here seems adrift to me this off-season. So it was a real shot-in-the-arm to follow this draft as a spectator. It was refreshing to see actual football become the main point of discussion again...and with some enthusiasm !

#6235696 #4 Pick (Full PPR)

Posted by SpenceToons on 04 June 2018 - 01:44 AM

Those are good points, guys.

#6235483 #4 Pick (Full PPR)

Posted by SpenceToons on 03 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

First of all, I must disclose my bias. I've been in a keeper league for four years. I've had Bell for every one of those years and in just about all my matchups against my arch rival, who's had Brown for each of those four years, his Antonio always seems to get the best of my Le'Veon. So I have a case of mad Antonio Brown envy.


Since he has produced at a gold-standard level for several years running, I'd go to the bank with that and select Brown over anyone but Bell and Gurley. Brady, Brees, and others have shown us that QB age is an issue that can be overcome.

#6111943 Brandin Cooks week 16

Posted by SpenceToons on 22 December 2017 - 09:18 AM

I'm in a Yahoo PPR league and the projections provided for Cooks and Westbrook this morning on my matchup / roster pages are:


Cooks        14.51

Westbrook 10.94


They don't break it down into rec's - yds - TDs.


I can find Gordon's on the player list pages and his is 12.36.


There may be another area on the Yahoo site I'm not familiar with that provides these separate  'rec's - yds - TDs' projections.

#6100596 Brandin Cooks..................

Posted by SpenceToons on 10 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

Brandin Cooks is of course a must start  :doublethumbsup:


While you certainly couldn't characterize that as a seamless transition, I'd have to say it's the quickest transition I've ever seen from Thought 1 to Thought 2. :P


At least Cooks won't have both Gronkowski and Hogan to fight for targets with. And he did pretty fair in his last outing against the Dolphins.

#6087562 Cam or goff

Posted by SpenceToons on 25 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

NYJ has allowed the 9th most FPs to QBs while NO has allowed only the 18th most. Throw in that NYJ has allowed the 3rd most QB rushing yards and that Cam loves to run and that makes it a Cam vote from me. Also, Cam has just added a favorite target in Greg Olsen while Goff has just lost one in Robert Woods.

#6083864 I taunted the fantasy gods...how do I reverse the curse?!

Posted by SpenceToons on 20 November 2017 - 11:11 AM

Your penance is to spend this coming Saturday answering question in the 'A Little Help' board.


About ~ 15 should do it.

#6068661 If the Ravens put Woodhead and Collins in the backfield together

Posted by SpenceToons on 02 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

When was the last time Woodhead was really good?


The last time he was in uniform.


He had 1 carry for 4 yds and 3 rec's for 33 yds in BAL's first drive vs CIN in wk1 and then - poof - he was sidelined. Sure, it isn't sustainable, but 6.70 PPR points per drive is a sweet rate.


The important thing is that it was the first time that Flacco and Woodhead had been on the field together and it looked like they were already dripping with chemistry. It's significant when you consider that none of the other BAL receivers (save maybe for Ben Watson and Buck Allen) have developed into target machines for Flacco this year.

#6064506 Who Benched Watson Today?

Posted by SpenceToons on 29 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

Who are these most people?

Who wasn't convinced yet?


My league shows Watson as 96% owned but only 48% started today.


Fwiw, Wilson was 99% owned and 74% started.

#6062344 Dolphins at Ravens: In-Game Discussion / Tilting

Posted by SpenceToons on 26 October 2017 - 07:46 PM

With Collins catching passes and getting goal line work, I'm interested again.

#6052450 Word is Skins will try to get ball more to Crowder

Posted by SpenceToons on 15 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

yes I know. especially with Peterson being glued to Evans. But I think TB runs Martin a lot today. 


Louis has gotten 8 and 9 targets the last 2 weeks. 


And you can probably have a little extra comfort playing Louis knowing that Kevin Hogan (who was 16-19 last week) will get the start.

#6051620 Seems crazy to ask, but start Rodgers or Watson?

Posted by SpenceToons on 13 October 2017 - 02:49 PM


In my book that qualifies as torched. How he compared to other QBs on that particular day in history is irrelevant IMO.


Not if your opponent played the QB4 for that week and you lost the matchup because you left the QB2 on your bench. :)


This "QB15 for wk5" business is the most relevant stat there is for FF. It's why I didn't say anything about the 42-10 victory or his 156 yd and 3 TD performance even though I was aware of it as I was drafting the post. If you play in a 10 or 12 team league and start the QB15, I'd say there's well over a 50% chance that you will be outplayed at the QB slot for that week.

#6051535 Seems crazy to ask, but start Rodgers or Watson?

Posted by SpenceToons on 13 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

Are you sure..?

I could be wrong here but I always thought historically Rodgers TORCHES the Vikings...

No chance i bench Rodgers here and this thread alone is why I'm high on him in DFS also.


I was going off my general impressions, which also happened to be backed up by the two gurus I read on a weekly basis. Of course, that's not good enough for the purposes of this post so I went back and checked.


GB and MIN have faced off six times in the regular season since Zimmer took over and here is how Rodgers fared for those particular weeks according to the FFtoday standard scoring QB page for those six games:


2014 wk 5......QB15

2014 wk 12 ...QB10

2015 wk 11....QB17

2015 wk 17....QB17

2016 wk2.......QB14

2016 wk16.....QB1


lol....that last game is a significant outlier ! Rodgers threw for 347 yds and 4 TDs. Since it is the most recent outcome, I wouldn't begrudge any Rodgers proponent from shaking a finger and saying, "See there ! "


But to anyone who is leaning heavily Rodgers over Watson for the question this thread poses, I ask if you've watched the YouTube highlights for Watson's last 3 games. If you haven't, spend the 15 minutes to view them and then you may well come back thinking, "Doggone, this is not as easy a call as I thought !"

#6047200 Beckham carted off

Posted by SpenceToons on 08 October 2017 - 06:01 PM


I root for players with class.


Well, then, I encourage you to post with class as well.

#6042019 How do guys rank the waiver rbs this week?

Posted by SpenceToons on 02 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

I like McKinnon's versatility and he's a proven pass catcher.  Murray is glass.  Unlike the Giants and the Hawks, the Vikings seem more willing to stick with one bellcow.

To me McKinnon is more valuable than Murray.

This is how I feel too but it should be noted that McKinnon left the game with an ankle injury and is questionable for next week. Cook got injured with 10 minutes to go in the 3rd and Murray came in when MIN got the ball back with 8 minutes to go in 3rd and put up 6.60 PPR points, which is a respectable return given the time allotted (i didn't see his name in the logs earlier).