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Jake Locker 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 zapatross

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

So there was no thread on Jake yet. I realize he's got a lot of questions surrounding him but I feel like he has a lot to offer. Last year prior to his injury he was performing at a relatively high level (fantasy wise) and is a dual threat QB on a team with a bad defense. He's also working with Whisenhunt who has helped other QBs turn it around. He's showed pretty well so far in the preseason. Anyone else believe he can be a very serviceable QB2?

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

Serviceable QB2????

He is a clear QB1. Dont say I did not warn you.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

http://fftoolbox.sco...dule.cfm?type=d

hunter, running ability, wright underneath ... love him in 4 point passing leagues

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

I believe he can succeed and in my deep dynasty where I am a wee bit desperate for a qb behind Romo I have him rostered.

In redraft he is not on the radar because he has been wildly inconsistent and everyone is convinced he will get hurt.

But...I will never NEVER totally ignore any qb with rushing potential.

Hope he steps up.

His receivers and o line are promising and so's Whisenhunt.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

I think he's a pretty decent fantasy QB. He has been for most of his career. The dudes main problem from a fantasy perspective is he just can't stay healthy. If he finally does I could easily see him being a top 15 QB

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

I think he's a pretty decent fantasy QB. He has been for most of his career. The dudes main problem from a fantasy perspective is he just can't stay healthy. If he finally does I could easily see him being a top 15 QB

I agree and I'm really hoping this is the year he can do it. Rolling with him as my QB2 in a 2QB league this year. He looks pretty good so far.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

I would be worried with him as my QB2 in any two QB league that is 10 or less teams probably. Unless I was ridiculously stacked elsewhere.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:45 AM

I would be worried with him as my QB2 in any two QB league that is 10 or less teams probably. Unless I was ridiculously stacked elsewhere.


He's my go to QB2 if I am able to stack the rest of my roster for sure!

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:21 AM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:44 AM

I'm looking forward to the Zach Mettenberger era.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.


Honestly, this is why I think Kendall Wright is a huge sleeper. He gets KC and Dallas' secondaries in the 1st 2 wks and doesn't really face a shutdown secondary all year.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:04 PM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.


beat me to it.

I have Cutler as my QB, and with him playing @SF Week 2, I'm desperate for another option.

Definitely adding Locker before this week's games (to avoid having to put in a waiver claim if he blows up). But unless I work out a trade for another backup...Locker is definitely starting for me Week 2. I honestly believe every Cowboys game will be 42-35 this season. Explosive offense in Dallas and possible the worst defense (especially secondary) I've ever seen

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.


Honestly, this is why I think Kendall Wright is a huge sleeper. He gets KC and Dallas' secondaries in the 1st 2 wks and doesn't really face a shutdown secondary all year.


Is KC's secondary really that bad? I don't know much about them.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:43 PM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.


beat me to it.

I have Cutler as my QB, and with him playing @SF Week 2, I'm desperate for another option.

Definitely adding Locker before this week's games (to avoid having to put in a waiver claim if he blows up). But unless I work out a trade for another backup...Locker is definitely starting for me Week 2. I honestly believe every Cowboys game will be 42-35 this season. Explosive offense in Dallas and possible the worst defense (especially secondary) I've ever seen


you're desperate to sit cutler against the ridiculously overrated 49ers defense without bowman, smith, and 0 corners that can even think about covering marshall/jeffery ?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

I advise everyone to check their starting QBs week 2 match up. If its against a difficult opponent grab Locker while he's still available. He plays Dallas week 2. Hes a slam dunk for atleast 25 points against Dallas. If not alot more. Hell, Sankey might have his first big game of the season too.


Honestly, this is why I think Kendall Wright is a huge sleeper. He gets KC and Dallas' secondaries in the 1st 2 wks and doesn't really face a shutdown secondary all year.


Is KC's secondary really that bad? I don't know much about them.


KC's defense got torched late in the year. They scored a ton against bad QBs (i.e. Gabbert, Tuel, Pryor, Keenum, McGloin -- all who started against them last year, none of whom is a starting NFL QB now) but not against above average QBs. Tennessee's O-line is very good, and if KC can't get to Locker, their weak secondary (see playoff game at Indy as great example) is going to get torched by Wright and Hunter.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:00 PM

I've been thinking about adding him for the last week. Does Whiz really make a big difference for Locker this year?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:03 PM

if the o-line is as good as some people think it is, i can see locker being a top 12 qb. he's got weapons, and a gun. accuracy? no. he doesn't have that. but he can run too. there's enough to like here.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:10 PM

Well my backup QB is Eli and everything tells me to grab Locker over Eli, but Eli shouldn't be as bad as last year, right? :(

I do like Locker's running ability. Hopefully he finally stays healthy and we can see what he is capable of over the course of the whole season.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:14 PM

No worries about Mettenberger?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:20 PM

If the Titans and Locker were smart they'd not let him run much. He's going to get murdered, even at this point of his career he's pretty much held together by duct tape.

Mettenberger will only be a factor if Locker gets injured or sucks really bad, both are possibilities.