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Offline Last Active Dec 11 2018 08:54 AM
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What do you need in Round One?

09 December 2018 - 06:53 PM

I need 16.2 points from D. Cook tomorrow night against Seattle.  It's a PPR league and he's averaging 17 ppg his last two weeks.  This is going to be close.  Special thanks to LeSean McCoy for the .1 (almost) points you earned me today.  That was awesome. 


Gerald Everrett a sneaky play?

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.


Antonio Callaway

28 September 2018 - 07:33 PM

What are your thoughts on him in a Dynasty League?  I drafted him in each of my dynasty leagues and I had him rated higher personally than both Ridley and Moore.  His pot smoking habit and attitude dropped him to the 4th round.  I can get a very nice return on him right now because of his 10 targets last week and his future ability in that offense.  Is he worth hanging on to considering he's one step away from beginning the Josh Gordon program on how to ruin your career, or is he a must keep for the coming years?  Talent-wise, I believe he's a keeper.  Common sense tells me to trade him and take what I've been offered (first round picks in the rookie draft next year by two separate owners - 12 team league and I am rebuilding).


Who are you trying to trade for on the sly?

25 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

Who are you attempting to trade for right now?  Most of my teams are pretty well set, but I'm wondering if there is a buy-low player I may be missing, or someone you feel could blow up going forward. 

 

 


My Take on L. Bell

08 September 2018 - 09:25 PM

My take means nothing to anyone, but I do think it warrants a read for people who own Bell in a Dynasty League.

 

I only owned him in one league.  A Dynasty League I have won before.  This offseason, after they tagged him, I traded Bell.  People in the league said I didn't get enough for him;  Two number 1's in the rookie draft (likely to be later first round selections), Calvin Ridley and Eric Ebron.  Ridley isn't going to do anything in 2018, but that's not what I wanted him for.  Ebron just may surprise some folks under Reich, a Head Coach who knows how to use his TE's.  That said, I had other reasons to dump Bell.

 

One - I truly do not believe he will be even 80% as effective outside of Pittsburgh.  I believe his rushing totals will drop in a big way.  In his Division, he has had the luxury of facing Cleveland twice per season while they were the worst team in football, while Baltimore and Cincy (sometimes) utilize a 3-4 that benefits Bell.  The Steelers have a good offensive line, which typically does well when facing a 3-4 front.  Take Bell and put him in another division, where he is facing 4-3 lines, do you believe he will still be able to stutter step behind the O-Line the way he does currently.  I don't think he will.  How many times have you seen him patiently wait while a lineman opens a hole for him?  You can't do that with a mediocre line.  The team able to sign him for what he wants is going to have some holes.... 

 

Two - I see his Agent's viewpoint on holding him out.  He has a lot of mileage on his legs already.  How long will he last with a new team and an inferior offensive line (assumption on my end)?  I can't imagine a team is going to sign him, then not run him completely into the ground.  With so many touches on those legs already, do you think he can last a full season? 

 

Three - History shows that RB's changing teams typically doesn't work out well for anyone.  Injury has played a role in some of that, but sometimes a different scheme kills the value the RB had prior.  Would Bell be as valuable without double coverage going to Antonio Brown on each play?  How about the fact the defenses he's faced have always had a deep threat on the other side of Brown (Williams, Bryant, Smith-Schuster and possibly Williams now)?  If he went to a team with inferior WR's (almost anywhere else), will he face an extra defender in the box?  Likely so. 

 

To me, three strikes is enough to trade away a player, even of his caliber.  You may be stuck waiting until he shows up to play before you can trade him now, but when he does, I would say to let him go.  He isn't playing in Pittsburgh next season.  The only teams with the salary cap room to sign him have horrible offensive lines (think Buffalo).  He isn't the style of runner that is going to be a good fit with the 49'ers and Cleveland has 3 RB's now.  The Colts will have the salary cap room, but do you see them bringing in Bell when they have holes all over the roster?  Trade him when you can and you will still walk away with quite the haul, especially if you do so the week of the trade deadline when owners are willing to pay more.