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Jason Avant 2012 Outlook Thread


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#1 jbt310

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Didn't see a thread for Avant. With DJax on IR, he put up solid numbers against TB. Possibly a sneaky playoff pickup? Maclin had 14 targets to Avant's 9, but Avant led the Eagles in yardage.
QB: Newton
RB: Sproles, A. Brown, Stewart
WR: Bryant, Marshall, Harvin, Holmes, Crabtree, Burleson
TE: Olsen, Reed
K: Hartley
D: KC, Cincy

QB, 2RB, RB/WR, 2WR, WR/TE, TE, K, D

#2 keld

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Maclin's dealing with a hamstring too. and they have a short week, bengals on Thursday.
ESPN, 12-team. 6pt all TDs including P/KR. .5 PPR, Bonuses - Passing: 300y (4) 400y (5). Receiving: 100y (4) 200y (6). Rushing 100y (4) 200y (6). 40-50Y TD (2), 50Y+ TD (3). Roster: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, W/R/T, K, DST, 6 bench.

QB: Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick (Inj)
RB: LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Bilal Powell
WR: Andre Johnson, Eric Decker, Josh Gordon, Larry Fitzgerald

TE: Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed
D: Chiefs K: Hauschka

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QB: Philip Rivers, Alex Smith
RB: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles,
Danny Woodhead, Bryce Brown
WR: Brandon Marshall, Antonio Brown, Roddy White (Inj), Lance Moore
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed
D: Panthers K: Hauschka

#3 cbe_88

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:45 AM

Well for Dez owners like myself.. With a deep 18 teams league..  He's the best out there.. Especially in week 16 against weak Was pass def team

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

View Postcbe_88, on 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.

I'm starting him in my 12-teamer where I've won seven straight because I'm down Harvin, DeSean and now Dez.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

View Postcowbell204, on 11 December 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:

View Postcbe_88, on 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.

I'm starting him in my 12-teamer where I've won seven straight because I'm down Harvin, DeSean and now Dez.

Ah I see, that's tough. Still no decision on my Bryant. I'd take a taped fingers Dez over any waiver wire guy. If he ends up being out, Avant would probably be a guy as good as any other.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

I'm thinking about picking up Avant since my league is 0.75 PPR, but the CIN pass D scares me (7th fewest pts to WRs).  Thoughts?
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

View Postgimmick413, on 11 December 2012 - 01:51 PM, said:

I'm thinking about picking up Avant since my league is 0.75 PPR, but the CIN pass D scares me (7th fewest pts to WRs).  Thoughts?

I really like what he did last week with Foles at QB. Was a yard away from a monster. Where does he normally line up?
10 team - H2H Daily
C - Salvador Perez
1B - Votto
2B - Ackley
SS - Tulo
3B - Plouffe
OF1 - Trout
OF2 - Beltran
OF3 - Rios
DH - Hosmer
Bench - R. Zimmerman, LaRoche, Prado, Grady Sizemore, Byrd, Yan Gomes, K. Morales
SP1 - Fernandez
SP2 - Cueto
SP3 - Teheran
SP4 - Salazar
SP5 - Kluber
SP6 - A. Wood
SP7 - Pineda
RP1 - Soria RP2 - KRod
Bench - H. Alvarez, T. Ross, T. Walker, Bradley, Colon, Elias, Volquez, Bedard, DiceK, L. Hawkins, Alex Meyer, Koehler

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

Quietly in the running for catch of the year: http://www.nfl.com/v...ne-handed-catch

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:22 AM

I just worry that Foles won't play nearly as well or that it could easily be Riley Cooper or Maclin getting the majority of the targets this week.
The matchup against Cincy is also far more difficult than last week's against TB.

To me, Avant has a decent floor (say 4 catches for 40-50 yards) but (outside of PPR leagues) he lacks the upside of some other desperation/deep league plays like Rod Streater and Kris Durham (who is really intriguing to me this week, for some reason...)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:37 AM

View Postcbe_88, on 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.
exactly...if you're still playing now, you should have better WRs on your roster than jason avant, for god's sake.
10 team league:  (std scoring/flex)

QB Newton, Wilson
RB McCoy, McFadden, Sproles, Stacy, Ellington, Ball, Cunningham, Johnson
WR AJGreen, Marshall, TSmith, Patterson
TE Olsen, Walker
K Succop
D Bills

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:37 AM

View Postdjbigf, on 13 December 2012 - 05:37 AM, said:

View Postcbe_88, on 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.
exactly...if you're still playing now, you should have better WRs on your roster than jason avant, for god's sake.

We start up to four WRs. So yeah, I could possibly use him in my flex. Jennings against Chi isn't exactly an appealing matchup.
QB: Newton
RB: Sproles, A. Brown, Stewart
WR: Bryant, Marshall, Harvin, Holmes, Crabtree, Burleson
TE: Olsen, Reed
K: Hartley
D: KC, Cincy

QB, 2RB, RB/WR, 2WR, WR/TE, TE, K, D

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

View Postjbt310, on 13 December 2012 - 06:37 AM, said:

View Postdjbigf, on 13 December 2012 - 05:37 AM, said:

View Postcbe_88, on 10 December 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

I suppose he's a pretty solid pick-up, but if you need to pick him up and immediately start him after a nice showing against the worst secondary in the league that would lead me to wonder how you got into the playoffs...he's a bench guy for your playoff team at best. Not a guy you want to count on in a pivotal playoff tilt.
exactly...if you're still playing now, you should have better WRs on your roster than jason avant, for god's sake.

We start up to four WRs. So yeah, I could possibly use him in my flex. Jennings against Chi isn't exactly an appealing matchup.

Well note that a WR4 is typically a bench spot in most leagues, not a starting spot so we're actually in agreement...If you have to start 4 wideouts every week, I can see having to give him the go cuz Jennings didn't inspire owners to give him a second consecutive start last week...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

I don't have the nerve to flex him in the semi-finals. I'll take Foles' performance against Tampa w/ a grain of salt...it's Tampa after all...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Apparently he's matching up against Leon Hall. So if you were thinking of starting him don't do it. I'm guessing he has something to the tune of 3 catches 40 yards.
10 team - H2H Daily
C - Salvador Perez
1B - Votto
2B - Ackley
SS - Tulo
3B - Plouffe
OF1 - Trout
OF2 - Beltran
OF3 - Rios
DH - Hosmer
Bench - R. Zimmerman, LaRoche, Prado, Grady Sizemore, Byrd, Yan Gomes, K. Morales
SP1 - Fernandez
SP2 - Cueto
SP3 - Teheran
SP4 - Salazar
SP5 - Kluber
SP6 - A. Wood
SP7 - Pineda
RP1 - Soria RP2 - KRod
Bench - H. Alvarez, T. Ross, T. Walker, Bradley, Colon, Elias, Volquez, Bedard, DiceK, L. Hawkins, Alex Meyer, Koehler

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

3 for 44. That's legit.
10 team - H2H Daily
C - Salvador Perez
1B - Votto
2B - Ackley
SS - Tulo
3B - Plouffe
OF1 - Trout
OF2 - Beltran
OF3 - Rios
DH - Hosmer
Bench - R. Zimmerman, LaRoche, Prado, Grady Sizemore, Byrd, Yan Gomes, K. Morales
SP1 - Fernandez
SP2 - Cueto
SP3 - Teheran
SP4 - Salazar
SP5 - Kluber
SP6 - A. Wood
SP7 - Pineda
RP1 - Soria RP2 - KRod
Bench - H. Alvarez, T. Ross, T. Walker, Bradley, Colon, Elias, Volquez, Bedard, DiceK, L. Hawkins, Alex Meyer, Koehler

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

View Postrpchudgar, on 13 December 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

I don't have the nerve to flex him in the semi-finals. I'll take Foles' performance against Tampa w/ a grain of salt...it's Tampa after all...

Phew...

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

If you're this desperate, you'd probably rather roll with Riley Cooper. Getting more targets and end zone looks from Foles.