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#6052687 Jets > Patriots

Posted by Dan on 15 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

There have been several calls this game that have made it untenable.  If the Patriots fans still think the NFL has it in for them, they aren't watching this game.  This should be in the Jets favor right now.


Regardless of outcome, it's becoming clear.  This Patriots team is average, at best.

#5696710 Your team

Posted by Dan on 16 June 2016 - 05:53 AM

QB: Blake Bortles, Alex Smith

RB: Lamar Miller, Latavius Murray, Duke Johnson, Jordan Howard

WR: Allen Robinson, Jarvis Landry, Doug Baldwin, Willie Snead, Sammie Coates, Nelson Agholor

TE: Gary Barnidge, Martellus Bennett

K: Dan Bailey

DEF: Arizona



TARGETS: Sammie Coates - go ahead, call me a homer, but he's going to take Martavis' Bryant spot this year, and I won't be surprised to see him outperform Wheaton.  Gary Barnidge - puzzled as to why he's dropping in drafts.  He was #5 among TEs last year, and is the only stable receiving option.


POCKET-PICKING: CJ Prosisse.  Just a really nice pick; unexpected because I thought it was a round early, and thought I was going to be able to nab him a few picks later.


COURSE CHANGES: I misplayed the QB scene.  I thought that several would fall a little differently.  I try to learn from this draft.  One of the takeaways for me is knowing where the QBs would fall.  Alex Smith is a "settle for" pick.  I would have much preferred Carr, Dalton, or Cousins as my backup, but totally botched it.  So I decided to put it off totally, and leave it for the safe backup.  Smith is not appealing, but he is steady.


FAVORITE PICK: Interesting.  Coates, maybe, because I feel like he's so much better than his ADP.  But Duke Johnson ranks up there, because he kinda fell into my lap as a #3 RB.


CRINGEWORTHY: Well, Nelson Agholor.  It's unreal that he could be getting in trouble WHILE I'm picking him.  SMH.  Honorable mention to Jarvis Landry.  I like Landry; I'm content with the pick, but he is emblematic of the "safe" moniker that Fumble attached to my team.  It was a cowardly pick.  I love Kelvin Benjamin - he was a steal in the 4th, but shied away because I was burned by him last year in the IBL.  Shame on me.  Good for Vikes.


EVALUATION: The goal was to build a deep team at every position, with talent that was on its way up, primarily.  I wanted solid production, with the potential for more.  My WR corps has 5 receivers entering their 2nd or 3rd year.  Baldwin is the old man at 27, entering his 6th.  All of them, less Agholor, are capable of doing what they did last year or more.  The RBs . . . I have 3 starters, again with only one "old" guy in Lamar Miller.  The upside is outstanding for a group with such a reasonable floor.  TEs - I got steals.  Barnidge shouldn't be falling this far, and Bennett is the best 2nd TE that the TE-loving Patriots have had since the murderer left.  Bortles is the biggest question mark, but he fits the mold of the team.  Entering his third season, in the worst division in football, I'm liking what he should be able to do this year.


I could be anywhere.  I hate predicting my own finish, and though Fumble calls this safe, I see the pitfalls of hoping for repeat performances from the likes of Bortles, Robinson and Barnidge.  Yes, I like them, but reality is that they are young.  That can produce greatness, or can crumble to the inconsistency of youth.  So . . . bring it.  I like what I have, and am happy overall with my draft.  Playing against a group this good, though, my "like" could leave me middle of the pack.

#5691873 **Round Six-Nine Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 09 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Love RLLD's turn.  I'm a believer in Oakland this year, and Derek Carr has progressed well.  And Stefon Diggs . . . well, I had this pipe dream of him sliding to the end of this round.  Nice pick; great young talent on an up-and-coming team.  Great value.

#5690929 **Round Six-Nine Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 07 June 2016 - 08:03 PM

Sorry guys. My wife had some complications with her surgery after we got home and had to walk through some things with the doctor. She's okay now and resting again.

Thanks RC for posting my text.


Glad she's doing okay.


Praying, Jeff.

#5690824 ** Round Three/Four/Five Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 07 June 2016 - 04:18 PM

10 members online. 11th asleep in Japan and the otc 12 the only other one off-line :facepalm:


But never far away.  Come on, let's not be melodramatic.

#5689916 ** Round 1 & 2 Commentary - June Mock **

Posted by Dan on 06 June 2016 - 02:18 PM

Surprised to see more WR picked than RB so far. That would not be a surprise in a PPR league obviously, but here- it is, somewhat. 


I think that is borne of the fact that most RBs are committeed now.  Also, first few rounds . . . aren't you just trying to make sure that you have "safe points?"

#5499288 ** Round 1 & 2 Commentary - July PPR **

Posted by Dan on 14 July 2015 - 06:25 AM

Congrats on that Grandson yesterday Dan!!


Thanks, remote!  He is absolutely awesome!  And totally a Papa's Boy.  :D

#5498969 ** Round 1 & 2 Commentary - July PPR **

Posted by Dan on 13 July 2015 - 05:54 PM

I am stunned that DeMarco Murray fell as far as he did.  I know . . . last year was his first playing all 16.  He's switching teams.  The line isn't as good.  Are you serious?  He's got roughly a career 4.7-ypc, and 53 and 57 receptions in each of the last two years, and now he's going to Philly.  That was a steal.  Heck, I thought I was going to be mulling him over at 1.02.  2.8???  Just wow.  Great steal.

#5479961 **Round Six-Nine Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 10 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

He stays healthy, he'll start.  He's got the most talent in that backfield.  There may be more mix than last year, but I think Dallas knew what they were doing when they allowed Murray to walk.  And if I'm wrong . . . oh, well, it won't be the first time, and not nearly the most damaging  (Steve Slaton comes to mind).

#5479570 **Round Three/Four/Five Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 10 June 2015 - 05:34 AM

I will be leaving shortly and be back around 9:15.


If things get rolling, and there are a string ready to cruise, give me a holler.  207-319-0004


Otherwise . . . 9:15.  :)


ETA: Eastern Standard.

#5479497 **Round Three/Four/Five Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 09 June 2015 - 06:56 PM




Last active 1:32PM... otc 1:46PM. ICE picked at 1:36PM.


My clock is set to MT. 




ETA: This is where I post the obligatory "Hope everything's okay" just to cover my @ss incase something really happened  :unsure:


Fair enough.  You're measuring activity.  I saw his name at the bottom of the main page after shovelhead made his pick.  Didn't disappear for 10 minutes after.  That suggests he was on the page.


But . . . if shovel is out, there is no point in my hanging on.   *sigh*


See you in the morning, fellas.


#5479478 **Round Three/Four/Five Commentary**

Posted by Dan on 09 June 2015 - 06:10 PM

Actually, he was on the clock before he left.  Just saying . . .

#5475425 *2015 June Mock Check-In Thread*

Posted by Dan on 03 June 2015 - 03:51 PM

I'm here.  I see that my plan worked perfectly.  No one is even watching me now . . . o.O

#5264570 JScott- Re-pick

Posted by Dan on 06 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

True.  He might not MAKE it to remote's age.  :ninja:

#5263387 Rosters

Posted by Dan on 02 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

QB - Rivers, Dalton

RB - Charles, Gerhart, Jones-Drew

WR - Jeffery, Floyd, T. Smith, Decker, Benjamin, Woods

TE - Cameron

K -