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oldtimer

Member Since 24 May 2016
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In Topic: LeVeon Bell - Just Drop Him

Yesterday, 03:34 PM

If you have him now, don't trade him.  Wait until he blows up for a game, then ship him off if you still don't like him.  Right now, you are going to get 1/3 of his true value.  By the time he returns, it may be past the trading deadline of most leagues.  If that's the case, trade him in the offseason.  I just can't see trading someone of his talent for almost nothing.  When I traded him, his value was lower than it typically is, and I still got Ridley, Ebron and two first round picks in the dynasty rookie draft.  If you ca't come away with something similar, hold him.  Nobody ever wants to just hold a player....  lol  With what you will get for him later, you could restock 1/4 of your roster. 


In Topic: Anyone else sitting Keenen Allen

21 September 2018 - 11:21 AM

There is no way I would not start Allen.  He's the guy they go to when the game is on the line.  Against top defenses, he has always done well.  I love his matchup against the Rams.  I don't think he's going to break any records this Sunday, but he's not a guy you bench.  If he's covered by Talib, he wins.  Talib isn't the same player he was two seasons ago.  If he's covered by Peters, he wins big.  Peters plays off the WR.  Allen isn't a speedster, but he may be the best route runner in the league outside of Antonio Brown.  Are they going to double Allen and leave Williams or Benjamin one-on-one with someone?  That would be just plain dumb.  This is a Wade Philips defense.  He's going to blitz, and likely play man-to-man the entire game with a Safety deep.  It's what he always does.  That leaves the short crossing patterns totally free for the guy in the slot.  The team that beats the Rams this season will be the one using 3 or 4 WR's all game long and ignoring the run game.  The Rams have excellent starters, but the nickel and dime are seriously weak and can be exploited, IF, the offensive line can keep Donald, Suh and Brockers from ripping the QB's head off.....  I see Allen in the range of 7-8 receptions this weekend, mostly working from the slot.


In Topic: Doyle or Ebron

15 September 2018 - 05:22 PM

I'm taking Ebron in both.  I have him on several squads.  The guy may be the fastest TE in the league.  I believe his 40 time at his Pro Day was something silly for a TE, like a 4.51.  Reich will know how to use him.  I won't start him over a top TE, but in a pinch, I have no issues turning to him.  He will be boom or bust though, as will Doyle.  Ebron is the #2 TE, but he has more in common with an Ertz than Doyle does and Reich hand picked him. 


In Topic: Trade question

12 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

I'm still not sold this is a good deal.  Kerryon will have some games where he's good, but so will Alf.  I don't see the difference between the two, let alone the reason why people are jumping all over any Detroit RB.  He may be the guy to set the running game straight, but in 2018?  The Jets aren't a great front 7, yet looked like one against Detroit.  Riddick is their 3rd down back and he's going to catch his passes, whether we like it or not. 

 

I'd give it a week and see what happens.  I have to think a different offensive coordinator in Detroit would make this an easy decision.  Barring a change of that magnitude, I agree with the above comment; It's exchanging crap.  Breida may get the higher percentage of the carries in San Fran, but he's just another injury issue waiting to happen and if someone had that role to themselves, their ceiling is going to be similar to that of Hyde's season last year;  Not bad at all.  What worries me most in Detroit is they seem to have the Patriot mentality already.  Their rookie is clearly the best RB on the team, so why aren't they utilizing him from the get go? 


In Topic: Trade question

11 September 2018 - 07:12 PM

Dynasty League or Redraft?  I'm not sold on any RB doing very well in Detroit.  Not this season anyway.  If it's a Dynasty, the choice is easy.  If it's redraft, I'd have to really pay attention to the 49'ers and what their intentions are with Morris.  I don't own him, so I don't keep up with his news.  That said, I don't think this is a cut and dried decision in redraft.  If the Niners intend to use him at least 50% of the time, I'd take Morris.  If they were both getting 50% of the carries with their respective teams, I'd take Morris in redraft this season.  With news coming out that the Lions Veterans are disgruntled already, who knows how that offense is going to play out.  Jim Bob doesn't like running the ball anyway.