Had a good game in a shootout, but the other TE Doyle (dude is 6' 6") played just as well, got just as many targets, and scored 2 TD's.
Allen needs TD's to be a low-end TE1. With Doyle coming outta nowhere to play the Fleener role, he is gonna bleed Allen dry, I am afraid.
Might be a good time to move Willie Sneed too.
Also in a shootout, he was fantastic (9/9/172/1), and is worthy of a weekly start.....but was way beyond his normal weekly production, and his value may never be higher. Cooks will be a weekly stud, with a guessing game each week between Sneed, Thomas, Fleenor, etc.
We are always looking for that late-round gem that can propel you past the competition. I am getting on board with Tajae Sharp.
Good sized kid at 6' 3" and 195. From a small school (UMass), but as a senior in 2015, he broke UMass records for career receptions and receiving yards, finishing the season with 111 receptions for 1319 yards.
Four things intrigue me:
1. Has had a outstanding camp and preseason. Has caught every target thus far, and is projected to start on the outside. Pre-draft scouting reports and grades were mostly glowing.
2. Has great size and apparent chemistry with Mariota.
3. Could easily be their #1 WR, with Matthews, Hunter, and Andre to compete with....and Green-Beckham gone.
4. Is a fantastic value currently. Snagged him in the 14th round in two drafts recently.
Robinson is kind of a forgotten man. He was drafted in 2011 outta SMU in the 4th round by the Redskins. In very limited action over the next 3 years, he had several big plays. He is now with the Falcons, and has been lighting it up in the preseason, with 7 catches for 202 yards (most receiving yards by any player in preseason thus far).
He is small and fast.....only 5' 10", but ran a 4.35 at the combine. He picks up yardage in chunks by getting behind defenders. Of course, Matt Ryan isn't exactly known for his deep balls.
He might be worth a look as a deep sleeper (if he makes the final cut). Julio demands a lot of attention, with Sanu and Hardy as his main competition. In fact, Julio commented recently that "there is more to come from Aldrick"
It seems to be all the fad this season in redrafts. There are certainly some valid reasons. However, with so many going WR early, isn't this the year to go RB? Kinda like buying when the stock market is tanking?
Been checking trends on redraft mocks, and consistently am getting what I consider workable-solid teams going RB-RB, especially if you are towards the middle-end of round one. We all know that homerism, along with other factors, can throw prearranged plans on their face. However, this is a typical team that I have been snagging in mocks using the time-tested RB-early theory. Not crazy good, but certainly workable.
1.11 Lamar Miller, HOU
2.2 Le'Veon Bell, PIT
3.11 Demaryius Thomas, DEN
4.2 Jordan Reed, WAS
5.11 Jeremy Langford, CHI
6.2 Tom Brady, NE
7.11 Kirk Cousins, WAS
8.2 Tyler Lockett, SEA
9.11 Josh Gordon, CLE
10.2 Arian Foster, MIA
11.11 Corey Coleman, CLE
12.2 Derrick Henry, TEN
13.11 Rishard Matthews, TEN
14.2 Stephen Gostkowski, NE
15.11J acksonville Jaguars, JAC
(missed the DWill cuff by a couple of picks)
Here is the guy drafting behind me at the turn using WR-early:
1.12 Brandin Cooks, NO
2.1 Brandon Marshall, NYJ
3.12 Golden Tate, DET
4.1 Jeremy Hill, CIN
5.12 Frank Gore, IND
6.1 Travis Kelce, KC
7.12 Derek Carr, OAK
8.1 Ameer Abdullah, DET
9.12 Justin Forsett, BAL
10.1 Markus Wheaton, PIT
11.12 Darren Sproles, PHI
12.1 Matthew Stafford, DET
13.12 Sammie Coates, PIT
14.1 Los Angeles Rams, LA
15.12 Blair Walsh, MIN
Anybody else thinking of bucking the trend and going RB heavy early?