TMZ is stating the video has not been released. They are also saying the NFL has done nothing to bring this matter to the attention of anyone and they have yet to return a call to TMZ. Not a good look for Roger G. He was all over Zeke, even though that was total BS, yet has done nothing at all regarding a pretty crazy video? He needs to go. In his mind, if the public doesn't yet know, it's ok.
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Posted by oldtimer on 28 November 2018 - 09:51 PM
I own Zeke and honestly am hoping for a short TD and 5-6 catches for 50 receiving yards. This is the type of game Zeke may only rush for 30 yards.
That being said, play your studs.
Several people have said to "play your studs". Isn't Jones an absolute stud right now, and even more so in this matchup??
Posted by oldtimer on 28 November 2018 - 09:42 PM
Just my $.02, but I would sit Zeke for Jones this week. Arizona is giving up the most ypc and overall points to RB's since early in the season. They have quit on the year and Green Bay is going to shut down their offense, giving them the ball more often. So, with Jones riding high, why in the world would you sit him? The Saints Defense is going to focus specifically on stopping Zeke and they'll play Cooper 1 on 1, or possibly have a Safety shadow him. His big day against Washington on his two long TD's were more of a result of the Cornerbacks falling down, or running into one another, than anything he did. The whole "never sit your studs" thing is outdated and very old school thinking. Zeke is not going to have a bad game, don't get me wrong. I just think as far as who his opponent is, and with fewer weapons around him for the Saints to worry about, they are going to have 9 men on Zeke all day long. Throw in the fact their LT may not play and you have what could be a bad performance by his standards.
Never sit your studs = people that do not understand analytics. I love when people I play in the playoffs use that philosophy. Me, If the matchup isn't good, I'll sit ANYONE for someone with a higher ceiling for that week. Oh, and this is coming from a Cowboys fan. Worst case scenario, in my mind, is Jones ends up a couple points behind Zeke on the day. That's worst case. Best case is Jones scores 2TD's, goes off for 180 total yards against a defense that simply can't stop the run.
Posted by oldtimer on 19 November 2018 - 02:23 PM
Luck has several good weapons now to match his offensive line. Sunday, the Titans put a Cornerback on Ebron for nearly the entire game. That obviously helped out TY Hilton. lol They had a Corner and a Safety over the top for him. Doyle had a Safety on him, but sometimes they tried sneaking in a linebacker. The point is - With the time he's getting behind his line now, at least one of his WR's or TE's is going to be open. He's finding them. Wait until they add a playmaking WR to go along with Hilton this offseason. Defenses without three very good Cornerbacks or a combo of good CB's and Safeties are in trouble. He's not so easy to sack anymore.
Posted by oldtimer on 18 November 2018 - 11:04 AM
With Cooper Kupp out for the season, I'm rolling with GE as my Tight End this week against the Chiefs. I'm hoping he gets just a few of the looks that would have went to Kupp. My only other option is Rudolph, but he's playing the Bears, so I'm not holding out hope of a good game. With KC unable to stop most anyone on defense, I don't see any reason why Everrett shouldn't get somewhere around 6-7 targets this week. It isn't a lot, but I'm betting on the upside of those targets vs. some other TE's I could take a flier on. He was a 2nd round pick with good speed and hands. Maybe this is his time to shine, while they are breaking in another WR to take over for Kupp.
Posted by oldtimer on 31 October 2018 - 05:24 AM
Just a comment, but saying "Thank you Jesus" when it comes to gambling seems a bit out of place... lol Isn't that like getting a hooker when you're in Vegas (where it's legal in some counties) and saying "Thank you Jesus"? It just doesn't seem fitting. What do I know though. Maybe I didn't read the chapter on NFL wagering.
Posted by oldtimer on 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.
Posted by oldtimer on 25 July 2018 - 07:01 PM
I'm not sold on McKinnon at all. I drafted him years ago in a rookie draft and held him on my practice squad for a couple years. I believe his issue is vision. His YPC average is sickeningly low. Don't forget the 49'ers also have Breida. McKinnon may be a top notch Sparq athlete, but is he a football player? I'm not sure.
Wait to make your decision as long as you can and see who gets injured in the preseason. Mckinnon never seemed to like getting hit and I have doubts that he can hold up against Suh & Donald, or their Division in general. He's being so overhyped currently that you would think he's done something in his NFL career to warrant it.
Posted by oldtimer on 25 July 2018 - 06:56 PM
I've held off on WR's until later in all my drafts to date and landed some great potential breakout players. Hogan, Mike Williams, Hilton (he's falling farther than his ADP suggests), Corey Davis is dropping a round later than he should as well. Remember, the owner wanted a more prolific offense.... I've been picking up Paul Richardson in all my drafts, typically in the final 2 rounds. He could build chemistry with Smith as he runs great routes and the competition is ok, but not great. I would suggest keeping a major eye on Chester Rogers, Deon Cain and Ryan Grant in Indy as well. They will be passing a ton this season and one of those three will be the #2 WR on a team piling up garbage time yardage/scores. None are being drafted in re-draft.
Another guy worth watching this preseason is Chad Wiliams in Arizona. Forget who they drafted. This kid has major amounts of talent. It's hard to figure where he fits in with the new coaching staff, but the talent is there. Mack Hollins is also on my stash list for dynasty. He may not do more than he did last season in 2018, but he's talented.
Posted by oldtimer on 26 June 2018 - 07:53 PM
14 team 2 keeper. So approximately the top 28 players are off the board. Idk how many people have 1st round picks still available, let's say 7, so that's 35 players off the board until you pick next. Nope, not imo. Johnson is the best rb in the league. At worst top 2
I may consider the deal. This is why; In a Keeper League, it isn't necessarily the case that the top 28 players are off the board. What you need to look at is the RB position and how many of them are going to be off the board. The top 28 overall players do not include a QB, however, In most keeper leagues, several of the top QB's are often kept. So, between 3 to 4 QB's being kept, at least one or two owners keeping someone that isn't in the top 28, and you likely have the top 20-22 guys off the board. Do you start two RB's? Is it a SuperFlex league? You can get quality WR's later this year, but in the drafts I have participated in, the top RB's FLY off the board. Even the rookies went higher than their current ADP. Just food for thought. If I was certain I could get another RB with my first, I would take this deal. If not, I'd pass.
Posted by oldtimer on 21 September 2017 - 05:09 PM
I'm watching the Parker situation closely as well, as a Stills owner. I'm hoping Parker sits as there is nobody on the Jets that can come close to covering him.
I would change the line slightly though if Parker doesn't play. Stills final line with no Parker - 8-127-1. He is faster than Parker and probably better in and out of his routes. Plus, they just re-signed him, so obviously they like the kid a lot.
Posted by oldtimer on 07 September 2017 - 02:47 PM
Read his entire post. He definitely took a side, which is fine by me. My brother served and my father in law is a retired colonel and neither cares what Kap does with his knee.
You need to read it again. I most definitely did NOT take a side. I pointed out two sides, that's all. A retired colonel with no care of what Kaep did? I call BS. I have a family of military veterans who will not only root for him to never work again, but also have went as far as to turn off any game where this occurs. You know what? Some are interracial marriages, so it's not a black/white issue as someone made it out to be. I am Irish and Indian by blood (feather, not dot). We are naturally opinionated people, but take things like Nation and Country very seriously. I get what Kaep was trying to do, I just believe he did it in the wrong forum. The more I read about him, the more I found to dislike. The guy hangs around with bangers, yet trashes the Police? WTF? I'm one that hopes he never plays another down in the NFL. If I owned a team, and you did this during the anthem, you would no longer be on my team. We've already seen many owners apparently believe this as well. The Jaguars, in my opinion, were/are a fit for Kaep. Nothing. They flatly don't want him. The Ravens desperately needed a backup, but even Ray Lewis has come out against Kaep's girlfriend being a racist.
This crap needs to stop. Football is an escape from our day to day lives. It becomes less so when outside "real" life crap gets brought into our fantasy games. If you have noticed, NONE of the players taking a knee now are free agents or people with only one year left on their deal. What does that tell you? The players that are protesting are secure. What is the protest if you have nothing to lose? No skin in the game? I'll at least give Krap credit for that much. He knew there could be consequences and he did it anyway. Good for him for sticking to his beliefs, no matter how much I disagree with him, I respect the fact he had the balls to do it with so much on the line.
Posted by oldtimer on 06 September 2017 - 11:45 AM
I think it's a double edged sword with him. Personally, I think he's a pompous jackass. I don't like his policies and think he is so arbitrary in what he does that it leads most people to agree he's a power hungry jackass.
If you keep your nose clean, you have no issues. The suspensions related to pot though, and not for standing for the National Anthem, confuse me to no end. Why suspend a guy for smoking weed, which is going to be legal everywhere eventually anyway, but you turn off fans who were in the Military or serve their country in other capacaties when people protest the NA and nothing gets done about it. Free speech or not, I have military family and friends who simply stopped watching football and even gave up fantasy football over this stupid crap. It started to take a toll last season. If the numbers slip any this season, the Commish is going to go down in fiery blaze of glory. Owners pay him. If profits go down because so many people stop watching the games, he won't be in charge anymore. I am hoping viewership goes down another .01% and causes owners to wonder what the deal is.....
He's definitely not "fair" across the board either. You give Ray Rice only a 2 game suspension, AFTER seeing the video. Once it's public, he's banned? I agree with the banning as that was a Mike Tyson type punch, but why did you wait until the public found out to do it? That's some BS.
Guys smoking pot..... Let's be realistic - If you have every played a college sport, or professional, you know how many guys are doing something against the rules. I wrestled on a scholarship. Wrestling isn't a huge deal like football, but most of our guys were juicing and the rest were stoned quite often. When you put in that much work, even a small 3% advantage is HUGE over another competitor. Why is the NFL not suspending more players for 'Roids, HGH and Pot usage, if they are going to be serious about enforcing it. C'mon, a 6'3 265lb linebacker who looks like a bodybuilder and runs like the wind isn't a "freak of nature". The guy is a juicer and nobody does anything about it. Why so arbitrary with who you want out of the league?
In all honesty, I've lost a LOT of interest in the NFL the past several years. I'm not a Cowboys homer, but what is going on with Zeke is a witch hunt. They have texts of the girl flatly stating she was going to ruin his career by setting him up and lying. That got thrown out of court. Who is the NFL to then decide they agree with the female and suspend this guy? Is he perfect? No. Is THIS what he should be suspended for? No. The law needs to be the law. This is too much like double jeopardy and he's being tried twice, which is unconstitutional, yet the NFL can get away with it because of the Labor Agreement. Total BS. When you see some guys get popped for a steroid that was in a supplement, and proven to be from the supplement, why are they suspended if the supplement isn't on the NFL banned list? On top of that, if the NFL seriously tested everyone for everything, we'd have a bunch of
small guys playing in the NFL and some teams would have multiple players suspended at all times. Why the double standard is what I'm asking???
Anyway, yeah, the Commish is more like Rodger Rabbit than the Commish of the NFL. He may have attracted some fans at the beginning of his tenure, but now he's losing them. People are paying close attention to this BS and losing interest in the NFL. I'd like to see what the numbers are for fantasy football over the last three years. I can tell you, I'm a believer the numbers slipped in each of the past two seasons, at least at the places I play, which are likely the same places many of you play. The die-hards may never quit, but if fewer young people get involved, or people getting older (like me) who are growing tired of watching players disrespect the flag and country and events inside the country. Football is a sport, not a political event nor a debate. Play the damn guy, don't disrespect those of us who have fought for the country or served in any capacity, and all will be well. Keep it up and I see Football going the way Mark Cuban (Mavericks Owner) predicted a couple years ago. He said the NFL will come crashing down on itself someday soon as there is no one overseeing the overseers. He said a lot more, but the point was he thinks the NFL will fail and have a massive fall from grace at some point, and this was PRIOR to the Kaep crap.
Posted by oldtimer on 13 May 2017 - 11:20 AM
I'm not sure what you guys are seeing. The kid is slow, had most of his plays designed for him and were behind the line of scrimmage, and he's not quick off the line, which is what a slot guy needs to be. It's sorta funny as the mock drafts loved this kid, yet the scouts were not enamored with him in the least. If you listen to the Scouts, or former scouts, on the NFL Radio network, none thought this kid will amount to more than a 3rd WR. Bubble screens in the NFL simply do not work unless you have the speed and agility to go with the play. He does not.
As for the Rams - They have Robert Woods and Austin. How many WR's do you need on a run first team? They also have two TE's that were drafted specifically to catch the ball over the last two drafts. If you are looking for a serious sleeper in dynasty formats for 2018, take the TE they drafted this year. Hell, the kid is as fast as this WR, more agile and quicker off the line. He may end up being the Jordan Reed of the Rams, which is FAR more than Kupp will ever be.
People are sleeping on Robert Woods. He will play the Garcon role in the Rams offense. He should hit 1,000 yards receiving based on volume alone. If Goff can do anything at all, either the TE position, or the Rams #1WR (Woods), will be starter worthy against weaker defenses. Don't waste your time on Kupp. This one is a dog with fleas.
Posted by oldtimer on 26 November 2016 - 10:09 AM
In 2014, there was a report that the NFL would begin losing fans because of the concussion issues. The league is losing viewers, but more likely over all the flags being thrown and the lack of talent and coaching being shown by some teams each week. That said, per ESPN, the viewership of games by people under 25 has dropped for the fourth consecutive season. The number of kids playing high school and middle school football is also dropping. Do you think this trend will continue? Mark Cuban once said the NFL had ten years left, then it would implode over the concussion issue. I think it could implode, but not simply because of the concussions.
This is the first season I have seen many of my friends stop playing fantasy football. I have even cut back on the number of teams I own. It doesn't seem as fun anymore. For me, it's more the product on the field isn't what it once was.
Do you think the NFL needs to be worried about the future? Some say yes, some say no. I'd love to read your thoughts as we have some pretty knowledgeable people on this forum.