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    College stats Michael Jordan: 17.7 PTS, 5.0 RBS, 1.8 AST, 1.7 STL, 0.7 BLK Buddy Hield: 17.4 PTS, 5.0 RBS, 1.9 AST, 1.1 STL, 0.3 BLK Not saying Hield will be Michael Jordan, but his floor is Vince Carter
  4. 25 points
    If you don't pick up Boban after 1 game and then drop him after the next, are you really playing fantasy basketball?
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    Another interesting week that transpired, here is a list of streamer options and potential breakout pickups who mostly have low ownership (under 35% owned) in Yahoo leagues. QB Baker Mayfield - Was one my last week's pickup addition. If healthy, Mayfield has an exploitable upcoming 4 game stretch. He could easily post QB1 numbers in that span. Gets Buccaneers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons respectively before heading into a Week 10 bye. Great streamer potential with bye weeks kicking in. Mitch Trubisky - Streamer potential. Trubisky has back-to-back 300+ passing yards game and a combined 9:1 TD to INT ratio in that span. Gets a matchup vs slow Pats defense this week. RB Peyton Barber - Coming off bye, Barber posted his best game with 13/82 rushing and 4/24/1 TD receiving. More importantly, it seems Barber (not Ronald Jones) is still the primary back in this offense. Only owned 34% in Yahoo leagues, Barber needs to be picked up, if he was dropped before. Ito Smith - With Freeman heading to IR, it will continue to be Smith and Coleman splitting the load. Smith has scored a consecutive TD past 3 games, so ATL do like him in the red-zone. Think he gets a slight up-stick in touches moving forward, not by much, as he should hover around 9-15 touches a game. Marlon Mack - Colts backfield has been a headache all year long, but if healthy Mack is definitely the best rusher on this team. Mack had 89 rushing yards on only 12 carries past week. If Colts are smart I would think they dial up a bit more running plays to keep Luck (averaging 55 pass attempts past 3 games) a little more fresh and help limit Colts' defense time on field as well. Much more valuable in non-PPR leagues as Mack doesn't catch a lot and negative game scripts will favor Hines a bit more. Raheem Mostert - Interesting pickup as the journeyman posted a 12/87 rushing line out of the blue, with Morris and Breida active on MNF. 49ers are not going to have a true workhorse RB this year, as all three RB potentially could be involved moving forward. Don't expect him to usurp Breida's starting job, but given Breida's injury history, I think stashing Mostert over Morris at this point is the better play. Mostert offers that spark and big play ability in the run game like Breida that Morris doesn't. Duke Johnson Jr - Bench stash. Duke had his best fantasy game of the year with 2/36 rushing and 4/73 receiving. Still not enough touches, but made the most of them, especially after it was reported he was frustrated with his lack of touches this past week. Could potentially see a slight up-stick in touches, with Hyde struggling on the ground as of late. Duke could be low-end FLEX play in PPR with bye weeks kicking in. Nick Chubb - Deep bench stash. Chubb had 3/25 rushing past week, and Hue Jackson once again said he's gonna get more carries moving forward. Don't trust Jackson's word too much, but with Hyde struggling rushing as of late, Chubb could certainly push for more carries. Chubb has that breakaway speed that Hyde lacks, and Browns may want to control the clock a bit if Mayfield's sprained ankle is more serious than reported. Doug Martin/Jalen Rishard - Oakland is on bye this week, but Lynch is reported to have a potentially serious groin injury. If Lynch misses time, Martin should be the primary rusher going forward, while Rishard would resume his role as the pass catching RB and sprinkle in a few more carries. Gus Edwards - Posted 10/42 rushing compared to Collins 19/54 in NFL debut. Positive game script helped his number. Could be nothing, but should keep an eye on him. Frank Gore - Not a sexy add at all but became the oldest RB to rush for 100 yards in a game. Gore should continue to see 8-15 carries a game and gets a good matchup vs Lions defense this week. WR Marquise Goodwin - 45% owned in Yahoo leagues, Goodwin was dropped due to early injuries. 49er's best WR, an obvious must add/re-add after MNF explosion. Taylor Gabriel - Still only 25% owned in Yahoo leagues, Gabriel has 5+ targets every game this season and has back-to-back 100 yard receiving games. Him and Allen Robinson are essentially 1A and 1B WR options for this trending Bears offense. Jermaine Kearse - Posted 9/94 on 10 targets past week. With Enunwa's multi-week injury and Pryor hurt as well, I would not be surprised if Kearse leads the team in targets and catches moving forward. Could potentially be a WR3 in PPR leagues with Darnold's tendency to checkdown passes to his slot WR. Christian Kirk - Rosen's favorite target on a weak Cardinals team. Kirk posted 6/77 receiving past week and should continue to provide WR3/4 numbers in PPR. Albert Wilson - Exploded for 6/155/2 TD past week, Wilson has now seen 6+ targets past 3 games. Would not be crazy to assume he is the most viable/safe passing option on this unpredictable Miami team moving forward. Willie Snead Jr. - 7+ targets past 3 games. Snead has hauled in atleast 5/50 receiving past 3 games. Establishes himself as a solid floor, low upside WR3/4 in PPR leagues. Josh Reynolds - Streamer potential. With Cooper Kupp multi-week injury, the former 6'3 200lb Aggie is in prime position to replicate numbers similar to the Rams starting WR trio group in this high octane offense. Damion Ratley - Streamer potential. Another Aggie WR, Ratley had a great NFL debut corralling 6 of 8 targets for 82 yards. Rashard Higgins injury, Callaway's inefficiency, and Mayfield-Landry combo not in sync, Ratley could be in line for another solid game with a matchup vs. Bucs this week. Tyrell Williams - Classic boom-bust WR, Williams erupted in tune of 3/118/2 TD past week. Williams has exactly 3 catches in past 3 games, but what is more important is that Mike Williams is struggling (5 catches for 64 yards in past 3 games combined) so the opportunity to get a few more targets and solidify the #2 WR role is a possibility in a surprisingly run-first Chargers' offense. Tre'Quan Smith/Cameron Meredith - Saints WR who are now off their bye. Meredith offers the higher floor, while Smith gives you the boom-bust element in a WR. One of them may be able to cement themselves as the #2 WR passing option on a loaded team. D.J. Moore - Bench stash. 2 fumbles were killer to Panthers chances of winning past week, but should be noted he wasn't benched and proceeded to have 77 yards on 5 touches. A breakout is coming soon. TE C.J. Uzomah - Streamer potential. Posted 6/54 on 7 targets past week. Locked in for every down TE role, Uzomah has another great matchup this week vs Chiefs. Ricky Seals-Jones - 5/69 last game, Seals-Jones has now seen 6 targets in two straight games. He is a streamer at a weak TE position group.
  7. 21 points
    Was expecting: What I got instead:
  8. 20 points
    Comparing WR workloads to RB workloads? With a name like Matthew Berry, I'm not surprised.
  9. 19 points
    Well he sucks in good weather...so I can’t imagine he’ll be any better today.
  10. 19 points
    If you draft Josh Gordon when he is playing on the Browns with Tyrod Taylor and then drop him when he gets traded to the Pats and Brady I think you need to re-evaluate your draft strategy.
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    Every year I like to do this thread when we are close to halfway through the fantasy season. We have enough sample size to analyze recent trends, patterns and talk about roster strategies. Might also be useful for those with a bad record who try to dig themselves out of a hole. Common opinion is that WRs were overvalued last year. But when looking closer, it had a lot to do with both the QB and WR position being hit by bad injury luck. I'd argue that the QB injuries were even more significant, because most backup QBs were pure trash. Therefore RBs solidified their role in fantasy, supported by some outstanding individual RB seasons. This season RBs were overdrafted because of the reasons I've stated above. That's true and there's no way around it. Rules have shifted even more towards protecting the QB and encourage teams to throw the ball early and often. The 3 down bellcow RB has become a rare breed, because all teams without generational RB talent employ a 2 or 3 (or 4) headed RBBC. This trend has been evident for a while and there's no reason to believe the NFL won't try to keep evolving further into an "exciting" passing league. While there are some NFL teams who don't even have one viable fantasy-relevant RB, more than half of the teams have at least 2 fantasy-relevant WRs. Since the sample size we have by now is telling, I looked up the numbers. Gurley is in a tier of his own, so I'm gonna exclude him from my analysis. Congrats to all who had the 1st overall pick! After Gurley there is the elite RB tier lead by Gordon (who is still a decent amount above the rest), followed by Barkley, Conner, Kamara, Hunt and Zeke. From all WRs, only Hill, Thielen and Adams can keep up with them and rank among that tier. But already both the RB10 and the WR10 have scored the same amount of fantasy points. From that point on, the WR position runs away with the lead and never looks back. WR30 has already a 10 point advantage on RB30. Keep in mind that I'm analyzing standard scoring only. The gap in PPR is obviously much bigger and starts to broaden much sooner. After the top 30 at both the RB and the WR position, you basically run out of RBs since there are only so many fantasy-relevant ones, but the list of relevant WRs keeps going on. What are the conclusions out of my amateurish analysis? I have a hot take! Keep flexing WRs over RBs when in doubt, even in standard scoring! At the end of the season, it will pay off. "Solid" RB2s don't post the numbers they used to. This is due to more RBBCs and more emphasis on the passing game. RB2s, who were once valued like low WR1s, can be sold for WR2s if you have some RB depth. This was a huge no-go in the past. Don't be afraid to sell middling RB2s, who are basically TD-or-bust, for guys like Boyd, Ridley or Golladay. It's a clear trend, and at the end of the season the WR side will have scored more fantasy points than their RB counterparts, even in standard scoring rankings. I get the positional scarcity argument, but your goal is to score the most points each and every week. Some players in the WR3 tier are already more dependable than players in the mid-low RB2 tier. This wasn't even the case in PPR until recently, but now this is a valid argument in standard scoring too! There are always excpetions, like if you somehow have three top 20 RBs and aren't deep at WR. But I think with the positional scarcity argument as well as the RB overvaluation still burnt into the minds of fantasy owners, you can increase your amount of fantasy points scored through RB-for-WR trades. To soften the blow to your RB depth, maybe include a lesser RB from your trade partner into the deal. The majority of league champions this season will have a WR in their flex. And Todd Gurley, of course.
  13. 18 points
    Upcoming schedule: Week 6: OUT with minor foot injury. Week 7: OUT with minor foot injury. Week 8: Bye Week 9: Returns fully healthy, feeling explosive, puts up 50 yards in the first half, mysteriously absent in the second half. Week 10: We learn he has suffered minor knee sprain; not practicing and ruled OUT for Week 10, but not expected to miss much time. Week 11: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 12: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 13: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 14: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 15: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 16: OUT with minor knee sprain. Week 17: Returns fully healthy; puts up 150 yards, 2 touchdowns.
  14. 18 points
    Anthony Davis Karl Anthony Towns Kevin Durant
  15. 17 points
    Bruh...are you having a stroke?
  16. 17 points
    10/160/2 if he plays 6/100/1 if he is ruled out
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    I Frantically picked him up while driving a forklift, reward my efforts and ball out Quan.
  19. 16 points
    This kid is so good ESPN is expecting him to pick up 2 yards on his bye week!
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    I play in a standard PPR 12 man yahoo league and here are some potential adds for this week, and some speculative adds or guys to keep eye on that could factor for week 6 onwards if you have roster spot to burn. QB Marcus Mariota -- Only owned 34% of yahoo leagues due to injuries. Had a great showing vs a good Eagles D and although OT did help his numbers, he still offers value as a rusher. Getting Jake Conklin back to block and being more acclimated to Matt LaFleur's offense should help his value going forward. Jameis Winston -- Only owned 12% in yahoo leagues. Although he is on bye this week, he has an absolute smash spot matchup week 6 vs. Falcons, same week Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford are on bye. Tons of passing weapons to throw to, atrocious Buccaneers' defense, and no run game all help his value. RB Nyheim Hines -- PPR gold. Hines is essentially Colts version of Chris Thompson/James White. A 4.37 speed, pass catching RB who also sees work in the slot, Hines is a by product of Colts non existent run game. The eventual return of M. Mack and R. Turbin may put a slight dent in his value, but he is by far the best receiving back on Colts roster. Another chance for blowup potential in a matchup on Thursday vs. Pats, especially if Mack and T.Y. Hilton are out. Ronald Jones -- Inactive first 3 games, Jones finally was active and had 10/29 yards vs tough Bears D. Not a good showing, but the involvement is encouraging. I would not be surprised if he is named starter after Bucs Week 5 bye. Nick Chubb -- One of the better handcuffs to roster given Hyde's running style and history to miss games. A talented back, who surprisingly has high end speed given his frame and running style, Hue Jackson has already stated that Chubb will see more work. Alfred Blue -- JAG. Houston O line is also atrocious but Blue managed to have 13/31 yards compared to Miller's 14/49 last week and could potentially overtake the starting RB job if Miller misses Week 5 game and Blue has solid showing. D'Onta Foreman -- Deep speculative add. Eligible to return week 7, Foreman could be a dart add if you have an IR spot to burn. De'Lance Turner -- Another deep speculative add, but could see more work as a rusher if Harbaugh can't tolerate Collins fumble issues. WR Keke Coutee -- Keke? Are you kidding me?!? 11/109 on 15 targets in his rookie debut. Sure OT and Will Fuller being out portion of the game helped bolster those numbers, but this Texan's offense has the firepower to support 3 WRs as no RB or TE on this team are viable pass catchers. Having Hopkins garner a lot of attention and Fuller (if healthy) taking top off defenses will open up plenty of opportunities for Keke. He should be one of the top additions this week especially if Fuller is out week 5 and potential longer (given his lingering hamstring history). Taywan Taylor -- Posting 7/77 vs Eagles, Taylor has seen his snap count, receptions, and yardage increase every week since beginning of season. He should be the #2 passing option moving forward in Titan's offense that is quietly trending upwards. Taylor Gabriel -- Sneaky add. On bye this week, but posted monster 7/104/2TD line vs Bucs. Now has seen 7+ targets in 3 straight games, and Trubisky does have a tendency to favor targeting his slot WR dating back to college. Marquez Valdes-Scantling -- 1-2 week rental. Posted only 1 catch for 38 yards on 3 targets. But could definitely have a more respectable line if both Cobb and Allison are out this coming week. D.J. Moore -- Bench stash, but talented 1st round rookie WR who could have more looks coming out of bye. Courtland Sutton -- Bench stash but would argue that he is playing better than Demaryius Thomas right now (who looks like last year Dez...old and washed). Given both Sanders and DT age and heavy workload in past, Sutton will be in line for a bigger target share if one was to go down as season continues. QB situation sucks, but the talent on this guy is there. Chester Rogers/Ryan Grant/Zach Pascal -- T.Y Hilton replacements, but 1 or 2 of these WR should post WR3/4 numbers vs Pats and however long T.Y. is out. Anyone's guess as to who will produce. TE Jeff Heuerman -- Posted 4/57 on 7 targets vs Chiefs on Monday night. Clear cut #1 TE on the Broncos offense, who could offer streaming viability on matchup friendly weeks. Hayden Hurst -- Deep add, but expected to play his first game Week 5 vs Browns. 1st round pass catching rookie TE who can definitely be atop Baltimore's crowded TE depth chart as season progresses.
  21. 16 points
    Starting week 6 out of respect
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  24. 15 points
    2 more TDs than Julio Jones lol.
  25. 15 points
    not as useless as my opponents lineup when I start josh gordon!
  26. 15 points
    i think he will start but have a modest line, maybe 12/180/3 td
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    Game Log vs Falcons 1st Quarter 1st & 10 at TB 25 (14:55 - 1st) P.Barber right guard to TB 26 for 1 yard (J.Richards). 2nd & 5 at TB 41 (13:22 - 1st) P.Barber right tackle pushed ob at ATL 31 for 28 yards (D.Kazee). 1st & 10 at ATL 17 (12:23 - 1st) (Shotgun) P.Barber right guard to ATL 15 for 2 yards (T.McClain; J.Richards). 1st & 10 at TB 19 (8:09 - 1st) P.Barber right end to TB 23 for 4 yards (D.Campbell; F.Oluokun). 2nd & 6 at TB 23 (7:27 - 1st) J.Winston pass short middle to P.Barber to TB 32 for 9 yards (F.Oluokun). 1st & 10 at ATL 49 (6:15 - 1st) P.Barber right tackle to TB 49 for -2 yards (M.Bennett). 2nd Quarter 2nd & 8 at TB 27 (11:43 - 2nd) P.Barber right end to TB 28 for 1 yard (F.Oluokun; J.Richards). 1st & 10 at TB 44 (6:52 - 2nd) P.Barber left guard to ATL 49 for 7 yards (D.Senat; D.Campbell). 1st & 15 at 50 (5:32 - 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Jones left end to ATL 47 for 3 yards (T.McClain). 2nd & 6 at ATL 48 (2:38 - 2nd) (Shotgun) J.Winston pass short left to R.Jones to ATL 38 for 10 yards (F.Oluokun). 1st & 10 at ATL 38 (2:05 - 2nd) (No Huddle, Shotgun) J.Winston pass short left to R.Jones to ATL 37 for 1 yard (F.Oluokun). Halftime - 7 carries, 41 yards and 1 reception for 9 yards. Jones received 3 touches. 3rd Quarter 1st & Goal at ATL 2 (11:34 - 3rd) L.Wester reported in as eligible. P.Barber left tackle to ATL 2 for no gain (K.Ishmael). 1st & 10 at TB 40 (6:42 - 3rd) P.Barber left guard to TB 47 for 7 yards (F.Oluokun). 1st & 10 at ATL 16 (4:46 - 3rd) P.Barber right tackle to ATL 16 for no gain (D.Campbell). 2nd & 10 at ATL 16 (4:02 - 3rd) (Shotgun) J.Winston pass short right to R.Jones pushed ob at ATL 11 for 5 yards (J.Richards). 1st & 10 at TB 15 (0:11 - 3rd) P.Barber left end to TB 39 for 24 yards (D.Campbell). 4th Quarter 1st & 10 at ATL 28 (13:38 - 4th) P.Barber right tackle to ATL 18 for 10 yards (F.Oluokun). 2nd & 1 at ATL 9 (12:16 - 4th) P.Barber left guard to ATL 9 for no gain (JA.Crawford; B.Poole). 1st & 10 at TB 44 (5:41 - 4th) (Shotgun) J.Winston pass short left to P.Barber pushed ob at TB 47 for 3 yards (B.Carter). 1st & 10 at ATL 48 (5:05 - 4th) (Shotgun) J.Winston pass short left to P.Barber to ATL 41 for 7 yards (B.Carter). 1st & Goal at ATL 5 (3:47 - 4th) Peyton Barber Pass From Jameis Winston for 5 Yrds C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger. Final - 13 carries for 83 yards, and 4 receptions for 24 yards and a TD. Jones 1 carry for 3 yards, 3 catches for 13 yards. Conclusions - The usual to start off with, pretty sad I got excited that they ran it on 2nd down a couple times. Ten out of thirteen of Barber's carries came on 1st down, 77% of his total. Barber + 1st down = run. It was nice to see Winston check down to him as he has been open many times in previous games. It also seems as though Jones has leapfrogged Rodgers, as I didn't see him until the last drive (which was odd timing). Barber was the lead back and Jones spelled him on occasion, but the more the game went the more it was clear that Barber had the job. He has a couple decent matchups, and then some tough ones. Schedule is Cleveland, Cincy, Carolina, Washington, NYG, SF, Carolina, NO, Baltimore, Dallas, ATL. Overall, I'm happier with the usage and still horrified by the playcalling. I don't know how you can keep a defense honest when the last time you ran it with him on 3rd down was the first game of the season. In his last 3 games 23 of his 28 carries have been on 1st down! 1st down likely run or play action, 2nd down VERY likely pass, 3rd down almost guaranteed pass if Barber is on the field for these plays. I also don't know if the guy has had back to back carries since run the clock mode vs the Eagles, because it doesn't look that way. Again, these are disturbing tendencies that I've noticed based off one guy in their lineup. Hopefully they learn to mix it up, because the guy has looked respectable running the ball despite the box scores. I'm happy to see him get a good game.
  29. 14 points
    You can always tell the people who’s opinions are colored by owning Bell. Enjoy the ride, it’s not ending.
  30. 14 points
    Also, shameless plug, but for those interesting in punting dimes, you might find my punt assists guide useful: https://www.elitefantasybasketball.com/2018/09/13/18-19-punting-guides-part-1-punt-assists/ Still my favorite punt in 9-cat.
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    Me watching the game like
  33. 14 points
    What Aaron wants....Aaron will usually get. Get on this train now. Keep in mind it's only week FOUR.
  34. 14 points
    Enough with the f'n pass blocking. It's getting real old.
  35. 14 points
    Positive thoughts only... Thoughts create reality... If we're all starting him - with the belief he's on the verge of breaking out - then all our collective consciousness has put into the universe this thought of Sony Michel's Sunday Night dominance, thus increasing exponentially - with every added positive thought - the frequency for which his breakout happens. It's science. Negativity feeds until destroyed -- we'll have none of that here for Sony. Say it with me: Sony will introduce himself to the world on a national stage Sunday Night..... Believe it... Think it... Visualize it... ...and it will surely happen **Prediction** 117-1 TD/5-54 (sorry to get all metaphysical)
  36. 13 points
    Our Lord who art in Philidelphia, hallowed be thy game. Thy stocks will come. Thy playing time will come, in Philly even with the addition of Wilson Chandler. Give us this day our daily 3's; and forgive him for his FG%, as we forgive those who fail to provide a unique combination 1/1/1 line for us.
  37. 13 points
    Read this to see why ypc is a bad comparison: Maybe the coaching staffs know more than you do?
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    Checking to see if Ito is on waivers
  40. 13 points
    Until this thread is deleted
  41. 13 points
    My suspicion is that he will be decent but the hype on him is way overblown. Mike Gallagher or other pundits will make a pick and a part of their job is to find hidden gems because if they just do the obvious then what value is their expertise? So they identify a sleeper and the readers of this forum latch onto it. Then people get excited because they have the secret sauce (even though once the experts write about it it’s no longer a secret). Us GMs also have a vested interest in finding sleepers not only because it may help you win your league but because that makes you feel smart. Then once the writers have written about it and everyone latches onto it that pick becomes cannon. Now you can no longer question the cannon because it’s written in stone and the group think is so strong. Nevermind that if your leagues are filled with other rotoleaguers you actually have no edge and someone independent has the blue ocean. Not that this forum isn’t helpful but the most helpful advice actually comes from people who get criticized on here for going against the grain. My biggest regret last season was not buying more of Donovan Mitchell. I remember very vividly saying someone on the Jazz has to score and getting told it would be Donovan Mitchell. I hadn’t heard much about Donovan Mitchell so I dismissed it. Actually Gallagher touted Jamal Murray, Chriss, and Boban (lol). So my advice is to listen to the people who are going against the grain. Well listen to everyone but take it for a grain of salt and follow your gut. If you follow your gut you might be wrong but at least you had the balls to be your own man and you can learn from it. I think Allen reads too much like Noel, Dieng, and Danny Green. There’s just too much hype for him to live up to it, some people are almost acting as if he’s prime Ibaka. Allen cant bust as hard Noel/Dieng types bc he at least has opportunity and efficiency. His floor is higher bc he finished top 100 last season and there’s no way he finishes worse than that. But people are taking him the top 40 and I simply don’t think he will get there. I’d imagine he’ll be around 75, and I will pick him if he falls that far, but I realize he never will in a league full of rotoleaguers.
  42. 13 points
    Looks like Jamaal is still the top dog. Packers fans are adopting the nickname Jamaal “Jonathan Ogden” Williams for him:
  43. 13 points
    owners be like in starting him even if he's inactive
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  45. 12 points
    "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast."
  46. 12 points
    I love Saquan more than a grown man should love a football player.
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    Oh, he's here clicking the Confused Emoji on any negative Henry post...
  50. 12 points
    You have about 20 posts in this thread, the only one that is injury news is the utter misinformation that you posted about Breida. Have some shred of self-awareness and stop spamming.