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  1. 8 points
    Because for the faults that Cutler has in real life football, for fantasy football he peppers his #1 with targets. He loves his big and fast WRs. He throws up many 50/50 balls. He doesn't care if he gets an INT or an incomplete pass. He loves gambling. For his faults, Cutler likes to throw deep and gives his receiver the chance for the big money ball. Tannehill was too apprehensive. Too poor of a QB. Too focused on the dink and dunk with Landry. Cutler is the type of QB to unleash the inner beast in Parker if there ever was one. If Cutler can't make Parker elite, Parker probably won't be an elite WR in the NFL imo.
  2. 6 points
    http://forums.rotoworld.com/forum/26-assistant-coach-help-forum/
  3. 6 points
  4. 6 points
    This thread is becoming the worst on this sub. So sick of coming in here and reading about Kyle Rudolph. I don't own Rudolph, I own Engram. I don't care what Rudolph may produce, I care about what Engram will do. This is becoming a really dumb pissing contest. Lets stick to Engram talk. If you don't like him, why bother posting? It's simple, just keep playing Rudolph and stay in that thread. Anyway, with Odell expected to play this week, what are we expecting from Engram? Do we think he outproduced his line from last week? Charles Clay seems tantalizing but I don't want to lose the upside of Engram if I don't have to.
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
    Wait you mean the guy who suffered a high ankle sprain might miss more than one week? How could we have possibly known this?!
  7. 5 points
    Overreaction central in here. It's Week 2 for Gods sake. If he isn't producing by Week 6, he's a waste. Lewis always brings guys along slowly. Everyone settle down.
  8. 5 points
    Dropping him right now is extremely premature and quite a knee jerk reaction. It is absolutely 100% impossible to know when he will be back right now. All this December talk is utter trash. How can you pinpoint any kind of recovery without even having a surgery yet and seeing how it goes? My suggestion is wait around 2 weeks. That won't kill you. I guarantee you that if in two weeks we hear that the recovery is going very well and he is on pace to return in week 10 you will put a hole in your screen for dropping him. If there is nothing in that time period and the only thing you hear is how the recovery is coming along slowly be my guest and drop him.
  9. 5 points
    Like my wife says to me when I open up a greek yogurt and the excess on the lid gets on my finger and I scream. Over-reacting. It's 1 game. He's still a top 10 tight end for the rest of the year when healthy. It's 1 week. I'm expecting a minimum of 8 points in PPR with the possible TD to put him anywhere from 14-18 tomorrow.
  10. 5 points
    you would rather have Gurley and his 2.0 vs Indy following a 3.1 season, Hyde and his never done anything, Martin and his world of inconsistency, Miller lol, and a 32 year old Marshawn over Gordon. you just have some serious hate
  11. 5 points
    We're one month away from the first few games this season. Lots of leagues have been filled on Yahoo, quite some drafts have passed and rosters have been filled. So, interesting time to take a look at what players are still owned in less than 1/3rd of the leagues out there. Guys who will have value this season, and should be owned in a higher percentage of leagues: D. Demon 21% - Should start, post good reb and blk numbers with very nice percentages and low to. M. Teodosic 15% - I think PatBev will move to offguard, they're a nice duo. T. Prince 10% - Kawhi-lite. D. Green 10% - He's not as good anymore, but he's not this bad. J. Richardson 10% - Has to deal with Waiters, and Winslow playing more SF. Still, he's a potential 1/1/1 guy. J. Hernangomez 3% - Wilson will start, Juancho is the future at SF. D. Sabonis 2% - Thad young will start, Sabonis jr is the future at PF. W. Selden jr 0% - That team is so void of talent. Welden is actually a really nice player. Not a world beater, but servicable and should see a good amount of minutes at SG. Guys to take a gamble on: L. Markkanen 33% - Portis is a career backup, Zipser too, and plays SF as well. Markkanen also has a nice duo of big men at C (Lopez, Felicio) to play with. J. Brown 23% - Was more impressive than Tatum to me this summer. Is growing, might be their best defender this side of Smart. C. Parsons 11% - Was pretty ok beofre injuries. If he's unowned, why not stash him on IL? D. Mitchell 7% - He's the future leader for the Jazz. He's that good. B. Bogdanovic 5% - Finally got minutes late last season, only needs 20ish minutes to do some damage. G. Robinson III 4% - My favorite breakout candidate this year. Did really well filling in for PG last season, way better defender than Bogs and good shooter. S. Johnson 3% - Isnt this bad. Should see more minutes. N. Vonleh 1% - Was pretty decent when Nurk came to town, still very young. Not great though. D. Bembry 0% - Great source of steals if he gets PT. Not a shooter, so will have to surroung him with players with range. Guys to plug statistical holes with: T. Chandler 25% - Len still unsigned (so no prio), Alan Williams is a backup, Bender wont play too much C. Chandler is still valuable and should see close to 10 reb with good percentages. K. Korver 18% - 2.5 3's for free. Theere's more of those around, but most of them hurt your %'s or TO's...or are simply too expesnive. This one's free. C. Miles 10% - See above. Should start in Toronto. T. Mozgov 8% - Starter in Bk, should get close to 8 reb and a block, without hurting Ft and chipping in good FG. T. Snell 4% - Almost 2 3's, and will get you some steals. Not much upside though. T. Allen 2% - Cheap source for top notch steals, will probably start out season at SF for NO. A. Baynes 1% - Best reboundeer on team, should see decent amount of minutes. Doesnt need many of those to make some impact. Horford starting C announcement hurts somewhat. A. Abrines 0% - Cheap source of 3s and is developing. One of few talented wingmen aside from PG3 in OKC. Uptick in minutes on the horizon. Stop-gap players until they lose their minutes: P. Mills 20% - Dont see them starting Murray yet. Leonard will handle the ball and Mills will have his annual months of value. I. Smith 5% - Dont think Reggie is there long term, also injury concerns. Ish is a great source of AST with low TO. D. Valentine 2% - Came on last season. Not many more talented guys on the win in Chi while Lavine's out. M. Harrell 1% - Griffin will miss a few games, Clippers don't have too much depth. Helps you in FG mostly, but chips in stl and blk sometimes. Not much of a rebounder. H. Ellenson 1% - Morris might miss a string of games, Harris could still come off bench. Ellenson didnt show much development but could have a chance here. Guys to drop on your watchlist: A. Zizic 2% - With the depth at C, Zizic could get some pt later on in the season. He's pretty good. P. Siakam 1% - If Raptors decide to move Ibaka to C (which some signs point to), Siakam could grab the starting PF position. G. Yabusele 1% - Celtics need rebounding. Yabu might be one of the best rebounders on that team with actual talent. S. Brown 0% - Could be another 2nd round gem for Bucks' scouts (Vaughn didnt happen...so far). S. Thornwell 0% - Great defender on squad short on wingmen. R. Vaughn 0% - Hasnt done much, but has talent and decent size. Still very young and has shown soooome flashes. C. Osman 0% - Euro talent coming to stacked team, but could be too handy not to play. F. Korkmaz 0% - Euro talent coming to stacked team, but could be too handy not to play. E. Moreland 0% - If Morris misses time, I can see Moreland finally get a chance at some pt. He's one of the best shotblockers in the league, but was too weak to play PF up til now. A. Abrines 0% - Cheap source of 3s and is developing. One of few talented wingmen aside from PG3 in OKC. Uptick in minutes on the horizon. Guys who could develop value later this year: S. Labissiere 22% - One of the most woke sleepers. Like his chances, especiallyy with Zbo out for a while. Good pairing with WCS too. J. Collins 11% - Way too much talent to be drafted so low. I like to compare him to Amare. Has a really nice midrange game, too. Creator of loads of posters this year. B. Marjanovic 6% - SVVG has been critical about Drummond who has seen little progression. Got some minutes late last season and did very well in just north of 20 minutes a game. I. Smith 5% - Dont think Reggie is there long term, also injury concerns. Ish is a great source of AST with low TO. A. Williams 5% - Resigned over Len. Not too hefty a contract, but Phoenix loves him. One of best rebounders in league and if Pho fall out of PO contention, I can see him get bulk of minutes. Chandler will probably be traded by that time. J. Allen 2% - Not a great shotblocker, unlike what you'd expect from a guy with his wingspan. Still, a good talent to get for free with not too much competition for minutes. C. Swanigan 2% - Most talented PF on Portland roster. L. Kennard 2% - One of the better shooters in the league, book it. B. Adebayo 2% - Olynyk is a betteer fit next to Hassan, but boy, did Bam show out in summer. Game is way more developed than what many expected. C. Felicio 2% - Good rebounder, decent defender, not much of a shotblocker. Gets some steals. Really could be the next Nene. O. Anunoby 1% - Love his game. Should be future SF of the Raps with much needed wing defense. C. Diallo 1% - AD injury away from good pts/reb combo. T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 1% - Really came along late last year. Still very raw, but has all the tools to be a great fantasy playeer in the future. D. Davis 0% - If Gasol is traded, or if any injury happens to their frontcourrt, assuming Green is resigned, Davis could be a great source of blocks. Does he do anything else? Nope. Only for deep-deep leagues: L. Nance jr. 8% - Doesnt need many minutes to drop all kinds of nice stats. D. Bertans 1% - Steady playeer, not much of a rebounder, but could be sneaky source of 3pt for a pf. J. Lauvergne 1% - Basically Dedmon's replacement with an aging Gasol. Typical Pop player, and could improve. Started out great with Denver two years ago.
  12. 4 points
    For the advocates of punting, would appreciate all your insight in preparation for our drafts. The season is just one month away and sharing punting strategies with seasoned posters is one of the best ways to prepare accordingly. I believe that first and foremost and believe that most will agree, that you shouldn't have a predetermined cat to punt coming into the draft. The safest way is to go BPA for the first two rounds and determine which cat is the best to punt from there. A few years back I was so intent and excited with the punt FT% build (first time to punt) and I picked Drummond as my first round pick (yes, massive LOL) and Jordan with the second and it unintentionally turned into a double punt with PTS. Needless to say I didn't win that league - did overachieve and reached the semis though, that was Draymond Green's mini breakout year. There also specific punting strategies that are easier to pull off such as punting assists or punting FT% while others are tricky and will cost you big time if you happen to neglect a particular cat during the draft - such as points in which you really have to watch your %s or you're screwed. Here are the players that I think would be ideal fits for a specific punting strategy if you are able to pick an excellent complement in the second: Giannis/Lebron/Cousins, punt FT% - haven't punted FT% in a long time but these three make for sensational building blocks for the strategy. Pairing Lebron or Cousins with Dray is particularly nasty which will leave you set in a multitude of categories already after the first two rounds, just make sure you watch the TOs. Whiteside is also another strong pairing in the second round but I would rather have Dray's versatility and just target Deandre/Drummond/Capela in the 3rd round and beyond. Gobert I believe will be a beast this year but he is ranked too high. Pairing Gobert with Dray is acceptable but you will be behind in points right off the bat and will have to play catchup so more often than not you will also be punting points in addition to FT%. For Giannis since you will be picking him most likely with a top 5 pick, Dray won't probably be there in the second. I'm looking to secure one of Deandre or Drummond and then go with Dragic (wont hurt you anywhere) or Blake (if you feel like gambling with his health) with your 2nd and 3rd round picks. You should then be in good shape with FG%, REB, PTS, BLKS, ASTS, TOs and STLs. 3s can be easily acquired later on in the draft. Further down the draft I'm targeting upside players like Simmons/Ball/Fultz, Elfrid Payton if you are starving for assists (underrated trip dub alert), Nerlens Noel for stocks, Randle for rebounds and a sprinkle of assists, etc. 1/1/1 studs such as James Johnson, Josh Richardson (exploded on the last month of the season last year, hopefully he will have big minutes), Taurean Prince, Mo Harkless and others. Thad Young is a nice fit as well if you need a player who steals but shoots a high FG%. Richaun Holmes as a late flier big man. I'd also take high FT% guys as punting is not about just taking guys who are bad in the category you are punting. First player that comes to mind is Gary Harris, that efficiency coupled with upside is something I'd want on my punt FT% team. Seth Curry is also a nice target due to his efficiency. Would tackle punting assists at a later time as I feel everyone knows the guys for that build. Kawhi, KAT, Brow and KD are the no brainer foundations for that build.
  13. 4 points
    Worst announcer ever. Pair him with a female on MNF and you got the worst commentators for a MNF game, ever Hope he gets traded or outright released.
  14. 4 points
    My dislike of H2H is that firstly not always the best teams win, and secondly its decided by the worst time of the year when the rest starts, teams start tanking, newbs are thrown in for minutes, or the shutdowns start. Just an awful time to watch basketball let alone decide a fantasy season
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    Got Cohen in standard for about 40% of FAAB. Next high bidder was at 25%. 4 other teams bid. Starting him over Rawls and Kerwynn. Best of all, Axe Elf says Cohen is nearly worthless. Let's go get it!!
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points
    Joke's on me for starting this kid
  19. 4 points
    Being traded... LOL Rotoworld never ceases to amaze me.
  20. 4 points
    1st Rounder. 3rd year WR. Contract year. Focusing on conditioning, diet, and sleep. Coaches are praising him. Landry is in legal trouble and could be suspended. Jay Cutler is his QB. Checks all the boxes. God I need him to eat.
  21. 3 points
    I've never heard of reaching for a kicker before as part of a RB strategy. "RB heavy," "zero RB," and now "elite kicker + RB." I must remember this for next year's draft.
  22. 3 points
    He may not know based on his legal background or lack thereof, but my legal background says that Elliot is fine. Many here foolishly said that Judges rarely grant stays. Which is simply not true. Judge's grant stays all the time. It's just that most cases don't warrant a stay so they aren't requested very often. Once the stay is granted and judge holds that Elliott was "denied a fundamentally fair hearing by Henderson," you can bet every dollar that an appellate court won't overturn that ruling. Again, this is not a final ruling, it's merely a stay granted by a lower court Judge giving Elliot a right to play while the appeals process moves forward. The NFL is in no way harmed by the lower court ruling, because Elliot will simply serve his suspension next year if he loses on the appeal. I've been saying this for a while. Elliot owners are good to go, but if you find an owner that is a little nervous, feel free to buy Elliot at a reduced price.
  23. 3 points
    Shepard wont be on the bench.. everyone has gone bonkers in this thread I have Engram on both of my teams watch every Giants game read anything Giants related.. Shepard is a security Blanket for Eli and a second round pick hes not going to be phased out lmfao... Engram will be productive I have no doubt about that but their will be some sort of rotation with certain personnel groupings depending on each game plan but I do think Engram will have his piece of the pie. But the notion that Shepard will be phased out is ridiculous..
  24. 3 points
    Who cares? It doesn't matter what they do with their skill players if they can't block (and from training camp until the nationally broadcast showing last week it'd be shocking if they can block all season long). Ellison sucks. Engram can't block. They're either going to rely on Odell getting open in double coverage (and still have trouble blocking) if they play Ellison, or they'll put Ellison on the bench where he belongs, get Eli murdered for a week or two and then try to bring Engram back in to block, which he'll suck at, and Eli will get sacked 3-5 times per game anyway. It doesn't matter how many TEs they have on the field, and it doesn't matter who your skill players are if you can't get them the ball. The implication that Shepard will be on the bench is particularly ridiculous. The only way they're even going to be able to move the ball through the air before Eli gets massacred is on slants to Shepard. Stop being hypnotized by combine numbers and college highlights and use your brain. Teams that have terrible offensive lines have terrible offenses, especially when they're protecting a 36-year-old who has been immobile since he got into the league.
  25. 3 points
    This isn't impressive for anybody in any game. This thread is ridiculous.
  26. 3 points
    There might be 2 or 3 people on this board that follow the Lions closer than I do. Believe me, he has 0% chance of displacing AA. You're putting far too much stock in coach speak, a handful of good looking plays against scrubs in meaningless games, and a sample size of 6 carries in which his YPC was still only 3.7 (again, tallest midget is still a midget). Dwayne looks like he should be a good RB. His measurables will make you salivate. As a runner, though, hes the definition of JAG.
  27. 3 points
    I see 3 potential outcomes for Wilson this week: 1. He has an awesome fantasy day 2. He has an average fantasy day 3. He has another terrible fantasy day Just put those 3 scenarios in a hat and pick one, because no amount of analysis will be helpful in any way.
  28. 3 points
    The most important thing to do when punting a category is to identify how you are actually going to WIN categories. For example, you know if you go with any of the punt FT% big men that you are probably going to win FG%, REB, BLK and lose FT%. So what you really need to focus on is winning points, threes, assists, steals. I see all too often teams with Deandre Jordan AND Drummond AND Howard who overdraft rebounds by quite a large margin and don't end up hitting their targets in other areas. So Curry does make an excellent punt FT% target as he is excellent in all of the categories you typically lack in that build and he's not such a high volume FT% shooter that you are destroying his value when you punt FT%. Another good one for punt FT% is CP3.
  29. 3 points
    The run at the 50 second mark, he squeaks through the tiniest of cracks. He's 5 6 .... If you're playing LB, you might not see him till he comes through some small a** crease. Cohen's running style is patient like Bell's in a way, and he's excellent at seeing really small creases to contort his 180 pound body through. Everyone says he's way to small, but 180 pounds on a 5 6 frame is pretty solid in my opinion. If he gets the angle on the second level when cutting through the hole, that means third level, and third level means a house call is on the horizon. This is going to be fun as hell. I love fantasy football.
  30. 3 points
    That's the knock on Cohen - good speed for 70 yards but then he hits the wall. LOL. Seriously though, this guy's highlights are incredibly fun to watch. I don't know how it's going to translate to fantasy production going forward (though I took the plunge in my main league as the upside is intriguing) but this guy is a human highlight reel joystick.
  31. 3 points
    Cutler made Marshall and Jeffrey top ten WR ANNUALLY! Case closed.
  32. 3 points
    Fascinating. How about let's consider this and actually put context to these stats. Two years ago when he was pretty bad during 2015 he had Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore throwing to him. Cassel was pathetic. He was throwing below 50% and under 150 yards consistently. This is equivalent to the Michael Vick argument to justify how Antonio Brown performs with someone not named Ben. It is lazy and lacks any context. Cassel was Michael Vick terrible if not worse. Last year with Dak over the second half of the season when he came back from injury he was on pace for well over 1,000 yards and double digit TDs. This is without having a chance to gel with the QB for an entire off-season. Your analysis is very lazy at best. Data cannot be presented without any context otherwise it tends to mislead. The reason you have to go back to 2014 is because he has been hurt and had to play with the worst QB situation in the NFL by far two years ago. If you want to make an argument that he is injury prone and a risk your argument will hold some water. As it is, there is a huge hole in your bucket.
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
    In roto 8 cat makes more sense. Inactive managers will be inadvertently rewarded by not having many turnovers by virtue of playing less total games. In h2h you need turnovers to prevent the 4-4 tie.
  35. 3 points
    Starting HIll is always the most painful option in any scenario. Like going home from the bar with a whale. It should never have to come to that.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    How does switching to 8 cat make the league less PG dependent? Genuinely curious about your reasoning. In 9 cat I am prone to punt assists. In 8 cat, I generally draft 5-6 point guards because turnovers no longer matter. In 8 cat your point guards will be 11% or so more valuable on average. I don't like 8 cat. Turnovers are crippling in real life and should be punished in fantasy. Additionally, there is greater likelihood of a tie. Finally, punt strategies become less viable the fewer categories there are. If anything, you could keep it 9 cat but turn the two separate categories of assists and turnovers to literally A/TO. Then add another cat such as FTM or split rebs into OREBS/DREBS. The latter is very popular in some leagues that I am in and increases the value of big men so point guards become less dominant. Making the 9 cats: FG%, FT%, 3PM, Steals, Blocks, Points, Ast/TO, OREB, DREB.
  38. 3 points
    It isn't the stats of Cutler vs. Tannehill. So look beyond the boxscore dude. It is about the QB style of playing. Short and simple, Cutler is a gunslinger. Tannehill is not.
  39. 3 points
    I'll admit he looked quick and ran some crisp routes, but people tossing around words like 'game-changer' and 'elite' and saying he could single-handedly win your week based off of one 4-44 game? Come on guys, where do you think we are, the rotoworld forums? Ah, wait...
  40. 3 points
    People weren't joking though some guy that was clearly a newbie looking for help stumbled in here and was told to drop rudolph so he could roster engram. I said that that is terrible advice and gave some reasons why. Then everyone jumped at me for discussing realistically instead of the blind hype bs that makes up this thread.
  41. 3 points
    I've always seen Bryant as a big-play specialist, who will be pretty disappointing in weeks where he doesn't have one, and I don't usually chase one-week performances from backup players--especially rookies on a John Fox team.
  42. 3 points
    I think we're forgetting just how impressive Rawls looked when he was healthy. IF, and this is a big IF-- he is 100%, he is head and shoulders about the others in terms of talent. Proven talent. In my opinion, the only thing to fear here is inability to remain on the field.
  43. 3 points
    Time for another promotion... ...wait a minute.
  44. 3 points
    Heywards 5'11" vs Parkers 6'4" with nutty hops.. Cutler is going to chuck that thing to him high and deep.
  45. 3 points
    At this point in the season, every bench should have a few players with extreme upside. They may be worthless right now, but in most leagues you don't need these bench spots for your weekly lineups. Henry's upside is RB1. A significant injury to Murray makes him an elite player. There's few waiver players with his upside right now. Every situation isn't the same and I know injuries and bye weeks can change everything. However, for most of us we should have room for this upside at this point in the season. Henry is an ideal upside player. If you need to cut him later for byes or severe injury depletion that's fine, but most teams can afford his bench spot right now, and he's an ideal candidate for that high upside spot on a team's bench.
  46. 3 points
    He graded out as number 1 RB in pass protection for week 1, something he was trying to improve on after last season... Ty Montgomery, Packers (at Falcons) — Montgomery isn’t exactly a sleeper, but he’s a value at his current price point. He led all NFL running backs in snaps, playing over 90 percent of them, and he rated out as Pro Football Focus’ top running back in pass protection, which was the biggest concern for him coming into this year. Having that type of secure role on a high-powered offense in a potential shootout with the Falcons makes for a great play this week. The best part about Montgomery is he’s game script proof, given his pass receiving ability. (FD: $6500; DK: $5800)
  47. 3 points
    Luck is by far one of the most valuable people in entire the NFL, you guys are nuts if you think there is any way the Colts trade him.
  48. 3 points
  49. 3 points
    Good news guys, I found him! You just have to scroll down. Since Tarik has the cool nickname "The human joystick" maybe we could call McCaffrey "Scroll Down". I don't want to jump to any conclusions though, it's only been once game. By next week we might be nicknaming McCaffrey "Next Page".
  50. 2 points
    I'm not on the Carson hype train just yet, especially with Rawls coming back - he's the first off my list. I really hate RBs in NO but I'd have to go with Kamara over Buck. It's a given Kamara is going to play in passing situations but, if you actually watch him run, he has more talent than any RB on that team. I wouldn't be surprised if he starts to get used more in that run game as well.