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#1 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

http://www.cincyjung...-signs-patriots

I had him stashed on two dynasty rosters just in case he landed in a spot like this. Will the Pats keep Lewis, White and Rex?

#2 TD Ryan2

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:05 PM

versatile veteran that runs, catches, and plays special teams.
Big fantasy impact? not likely.
Big real football impact? yes. Great guy to take/improve Boldin's role.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

versatile veteran that runs, catches, and plays special teams.
Big fantasy impact? not likely.
Big real football impact? yes. Great guy to take/improve Boldin's role.


I would try to use him in the role White and Lewis are in and see if he can be even better.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

Pats continue to surprise although I doubt this has fantasy impact. 


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#5 weepaws

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:09 PM

He's a interesting pick up for the Patriots.

Can't wait to see what type of role he will be used in.

I don't think Blount will be back, and if that's truly the case does he have the ablity to fill Blounts role ?

Looks like he might be the best one to do so out of the Rbs the Patariots currently have on their roster.

#6 ralphster

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

Rex is a great swiss army type player for the Pats. 2 te sets, quick slants to cooks/edelman, gronk up the seam or rex in the flat.
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#7 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:22 PM

He's a interesting pick up for the Patriots.

Can't wait to see what type of role he will be used in.

I don't think Blount will be back, and if that's truly the case does he have the ablity to fill Blounts role ?

Looks like he might be the best one to do so out of the Rbs the Patariots currently have on their roster.


He is better running the ball than the other two, but he is still 215 pounds.

I still don't get why the Bengals used him so little when his hands seem pretty good, and he is good enough of an athlete.

#8 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:42 AM

Time to get really excited? I acquired Burkhead in one league as a complete throw in. If I were you (unless you are in my league :) ) I would go get Burkhead cheap if you can. Maybe it turns into nothing, but how much can he cost right now for the upside?

http://www.rotoworld...66/rex-burkhead

Rex Burkhead's one-year, $3.15 million deal makes him the highest-paid Patriots running back since Fred Taylor in 2010.
The Patriots haven't paid a running back $2-plus million in over a half-decade. Some Patriots fans apparently assumed Burkhead would be a special teams-only replacement for Brandon Bolden. According to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, Burkhead is "viewed as a key cog, both offensively and on special teams" by the Patriots, while the Providence Journal's Mark Daniels believes Burkhead "is coming to the Patriots with a chance to be their starting running back."

#9 weepaws

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:19 AM

Yeah that's what I was thinking, he would be the Rb to take the role that Blount held.

Congrats if you own him and like it was posted above go get him.

#10 giraldi02

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

I don't see any value in him. I know he's dirt cheap in most league formats, but this just seems like a groupthink player.

Everyone made a big deal over his performance late in the year and don't want to let go.

Roll the dice every week trying to figure out who has the hot hand though. White, Lewis, Cooks, Gronk, Edelman all still there. I remember a time not long ago when wanting to own a Belichick RB was low on the totem pole

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#11 TD Ryan2

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

I don't see any value in him. I know he's dirt cheap in most league formats, but this just seems like a groupthink player.

Everyone made a big deal over his performance late in the year and don't want to let go.

Roll the dice every week trying to figure out who has the hot hand though. White, Lewis, Cooks, Gronk, Edelman all still there. I remember a time not long ago when wanting to own a Belichick RB was low on the totem pole

 

I agree... UNLESS... he truly takes Blount's role as the GL/short yardage RB. Is he that guy? I didn't think so, but there is talk that he could fill that role.

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#12 weepaws

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

Still is.

But a cheap goal line Rb that could possibly score 10 or so tds plus he has the added bonus that he can catch unlike Blount.

That's a good cheap buy.

#13 TD Ryan2

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Still is.

But a cheap goal line Rb that could possibly score 10 or so tds plus he has the added bonus that he can catch unlike Blount.

That's a good cheap buy.

that was Blount's downfall - no disguise whatsoever when he was in there... either smashmouth run or play action... Blount didn't provide that extra dimension chip blocking and then becoming a pass target.



#14 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

I don't see any value in him. I know he's dirt cheap in most league formats, but this just seems like a groupthink player.

Everyone made a big deal over his performance late in the year and don't want to let go.

Roll the dice every week trying to figure out who has the hot hand though. White, Lewis, Cooks, Gronk, Edelman all still there. I remember a time not long ago when wanting to own a Belichick RB was low on the totem pole


Well at least I know who won't be trying to get Burkhead off me for cheap in Dyno. I have too many players on that team. It's going to be tough as hell cutting down for the vet draft.

#15 weepaws

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:17 PM

Yeah TD Ryan2 it's a very good move for the Patriots.

#16 TD Ryan2

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:48 PM

Yeah TD Ryan2 it's a very good move for the Patriots.

agreed.

 

I'm just not sure if he's a swiss army special teamer RB type player that BB loves or if he can truly be a short yardage replacement for Blount.

 

either way, nice player for NE, what's not to like.



#17 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

agreed.
 
I'm just not sure if he's a swiss army special teamer RB type player that BB loves or if he can truly be a short yardage replacement for Blount.
 
either way, nice player for NE, what's not to like.


The Pats are going to pay Burkhead the most money they have paid any rb in 5 years for 1 season. Special teamer extraordinaire seems unlikely. But I will gladly capitalize on the low value :)

#18 giraldi02

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

Well at least I know who won't be trying to get Burkhead off me for cheap in Dyno. I have too many players on that team. It's going to be tough as hell cutting down for the vet draft.


Haha as is always the case the definition of cheap ultimately defines interest ;)

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#19 lesjroza

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:31 PM

The Pats are going to pay Burkhead the most money they have paid any rb in 5 years for 1 season. Special teamer extraordinaire seems unlikely. But I will gladly capitalize on the low value :)

 

I think guys could be thinking about this in the wrong way. For a team that embraces specialists, Burkhead's versatility is extremely valuable in terms of what it allows the Pats to do on game day rosters which is an underarated issue for teams on a weekly basis. I would argue it makes perfect sense to pay him more than any recent Pats RB because he is a going to be a great deal more valuable than any has been individually by filling 4 down role. Too valuable, in fact, to pigeon hole him down to starting role most weeks unless due to injury of another.

 

Burkhead on game days can back up the starting 1st and 2nd down down pounder role, the 3rd down RB role, and play special teams. The Pats don't have to worry about activating Lewis and White both for instance but will have a strong option if one gets hurt in-game, neither of them can back up the early down guy and now they don't have to carry a backup for the early down RB. And the special teams role is big because most teams would prefer as few offensive-defensive starters on ST as possible while still not carrying a ton of game day ST only specialists. For BB, getting a guy who could be above average in each area and being able to carry an extra DL or TE, especially as the season wears on and injuries start to pile up is a heavenly thought I'm sure.

 

Its like the top quality utility guy in baseball that can step in and play any position, you don't want that guy to play 2nd base every week instead, they're too valuable in their utility role. That's just my opinion of how they see it right now, doesn't mean Rex won't change their mind at some point.



#20 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

 
I think guys could be thinking about this in the wrong way. For a team that embraces specialists, Burkhead's versatility is extremely valuable in terms of what it allows the Pats to do on game day rosters which is an underarated issue for teams on a weekly basis. I would argue it makes perfect sense to pay him more than any recent Pats RB because he is a going to be a great deal more valuable than any has been individually by filling 4 down role. Too valuable, in fact, to pigeon hole him down to starting role most weeks unless due to injury of another.
 
Burkhead on game days can back up the starting 1st and 2nd down down pounder role, the 3rd down RB role, and play special teams. The Pats don't have to worry about activating Lewis and White both for instance but will have a strong option if one gets hurt in-game, neither of them can back up the early down guy and now they don't have to carry a backup for the early down RB. And the special teams role is big because most teams would prefer as few offensive-defensive starters on ST as possible while still not carrying a ton of game day ST only specialists. For BB, getting a guy who could be above average in each area and being able to carry an extra DL or TE, especially as the season wears on and injuries start to pile up is a heavenly thought I'm sure.
 
Its like the top quality utility guy in baseball that can step in and play any position, you don't want that guy to play 2nd base every week instead, they're too valuable in their utility role. That's just my opinion of how they see it right now, doesn't mean Rex won't change their mind at some point.


I am not saying he won't be used on special teams. But for it to be his primary function seems unlikely. He is really versatile imo, so yeah he won't be pigeon holed into one position. I am still sticking by my stance that most people are going to dismiss his ffball potential, and as long as they do I will be buying at that discount price, hoping that his versatility translates into points.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:17 AM

Yawn.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

I think the Pats will end up being sorry they let Blount go, just my opinion. I know they always find guys to plug them in and play like studs. When you win SB's as they have guys wanna go their, work hard, give 110% & hopefully get a ring.

#23 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:23 AM

I think the Pats will end up being sorry they let Blount go, just my opinion. I know they always find guys to plug them in and play like studs. When you win SB's as they have guys wanna go their, work hard, give 110% & hopefully get a ring.


Blount was pretty ineffective in the SB and even lost a fumble. I don't think they will miss him much.

#24 weepaws

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Don't think they will miss him at all.

#25 giraldi02

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

Who says Blount isn't coming back?

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#26 ROCKFORD

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

who says he is?


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#27 giraldi02

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

who says he is?


Word is there's mutual interest...

http://www.csnne.com...garrette-blount

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#28 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:06 AM

Word is there's mutual interest...

http://www.csnne.com...garrette-blount


It does appear so. I wasn't expecting the Pats to have zero power running backs on the roster, I just thought that Blount wasn't good at all when they needed him the most.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:22 AM

think this works out well, the Pats have just taken all 3 of their RBs and rolled them into 1 with rex,

the big bonus I think here tho is they get a guy with experience who has a lot left on the tyres due to how little he was used with the Bengals, which is still a wonder considering when they did play him he exploded every time, I know they have two good backs but he was every bit as good if not better all round than them.    



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:32 AM

think this works out well, the Pats have just taken all 3 of their RBs and rolled them into 1 with rex,
the big bonus I think here tho is they get a guy with experience who has a lot left on the tyres due to how little he was used with the Bengals, which is still a wonder considering when they did play him he exploded every time, I know they have two good backs but he was every bit as good if not better all round than them.    


Some are saying Burkhead could be the new goal line back. I really don't see the Pats giving him the main load in that area. He just isnt that big.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:50 AM

Some are saying Burkhead could be the new goal line back. I really don't see the Pats giving him the main load in that area. He just isnt that big.

 yeah is isn't blount sized but he isn't small either and the I think he is the biggest they have signed at the moment so he may be that goal line guy just down to what they have. but with the money they are paying him I think he will be playing 1st and 2nd downs more he is a solid rb who can make ppl miss and pick up chunks of yardage not just the hard short stuff. I think he gets the most 1st and 2snd downs but white etc will see their fair share to ensure they all have enough left in the tank for the playoffs.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:45 AM

Per Ian Rapoport, the Patriots extended an offer to RFA Mike Gillislee. A 2 year deal that would pay $6.4 million. $4 million in the first year. Buffalo should have a chance to match I believe, but...

Hope the Burkhead owners were able to sell high.

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#33 weepaws

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Not many Burkhead owners out there.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

NE RB situation will remain the usual cluster**** going forward, and for the foreseeable future. I don't think one can now assume Blount's production will go to any single individual.

 

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#35 giraldi02

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

Not many Burkhead owners out there.

He's owned in 65% of MFL leagues....

So...actually there are.


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#36 weepaws

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

Actually he's not own in a lot of leagues, just in 65% of MFL leagues.

And 65% isn't even that high.

When it reaches 80% get back to me kid.

#37 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

He's owned in 65% of MFL leagues....

So...actually there are.


He went in the 7th round of the one mfl10league I joined

#38 giraldi02

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:23 PM

He went in the 7th round of the one mfl10league I joined

Most of us don't play in the 6 team church leagues that Tiny Paws plays in. 


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