Mathew Berry

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  1. Any other running backs left in Buffalo?
  2. I'm not sure about that.... especially in my 12-team "competitive" league. I drafted him in the 4th round. Fearing inconsistency and time share, I dropped him around like week 4. I like to call it a landmine. Other owners picked him up, and even started him a few times throughout the season only to be burned. fast forward a few weeks I'm Locked into playoffs, and when my boys James Connor and Adrian Peterson and AJ green started dropping like flies... I started to scrape the bottom of the barrel for ANYONE that could just start for me in the playoffs. Saw Henry had been dropped (for the 2nd or 3rd time now) and had a week 15 vs. NYG and added him. He then proceeded to have his 4TD game in the first week of playoffs (my bye week). TLDR: he's sucked all season, I had terrible choices but luckily added him 2 days before his monster game.
  3. Acceleration didn't seem like an issue when he was burning corner backs to the edge over and over last night.
  4. Opinions are all across the board as expected but the most consistent notion was that there shouldn't be trades at this point in time. thanks all~
  5. I hope this is the right place to post this... I'm commish of a competitive 12 team league with 6 teams in playoffs. This week is the first round. A trade was just accepted. (Between 6th place and 12th place). How the settings had the trade deadline removed I have no idea but I am fairly confident a trade should not happen on the eve of playoffs, let alone a trade between 6th and 12th. Important to note that 12th place does have to avoid a loser's trophy, but that still should not impact the actual playoffs. The trade: Gus edwards (6th place team bench) Josh adams (6th place team bench) Tyler Locket (6th place WR2) JUJU Smith-schuster (12th place WR1) We typically judge trades on whether each team fills a need and a benefit which technically, they achieve. 6th place team is unloading his bench that he may not need to stack his starting lineup for the playoffs. 12th place team fills his 12th place worthy roster. But again, This is the eve of playoffs and not mid-season. 2 teams benefit but I see a potential negative impact on others. We vote on everything but I also have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of the league. Looking for some input that I will consider, thanks!
  6. Give credit where credit is due. Any fantasy manager that dropped Ebron once doyle came back is just . I'm very happy for ebron for what he has accomplished.
  7. I recall the preseason rumblings was that TBAY considered Evans and Godwin as 1A and 1B
  8. Putrid Dallas offense exploited some weaknesses in that JAX defense that hopefully Texans can copy. DAK ran all over JAX and watson could do the same if they scheme it right.
  9. In response to the FantasySmos Primer: However the browns have been playing have also lead them to 2 wins and 3 very close games after 2 YEARS of hot garbage. I don't see them going away from their new formula.
  10. Mannnnn this is awesome. But why you gotta post something like this. I really want to start Chris Godwin vs. the lowly falcons... Now i gotta pick between the two -____-. I hate picking between two strong starts...
  11. Yahoo piece: It's almost unimaginable to think the Eagles would trade for McCoy. I know there was a report out of Buffalo that said they were interested, but it makes no sense and honestly I'd be absolutely stunned if it happens. Here's why. You have to start with Howie Roseman, who was the Eagles' general manager from 2010 through 2014 and again since 2016. What have we learned from watching Howie over the last decade? He never allocates significant resources for running backs. Howie comes from the school that says you spend money on offensive line, defensive line and quarterback and fill in the pieces at other positions with capable pros, often late-round picks or undrafted guys. Think about it. In Roseman's eight years as general manager, the Eagles haven't drafted a running back in the first three rounds, and they haven't signed a free agent running back to a big-money deal. Roseman likes fifth-round picks like Wendell Smallwood. Undrafted rookies like Corey Clement. Free agent bargains like LeGarrette Blount. Even Jay Ajayi was a bargain when the Eagles acquired him, still on his rookie fifth-round contract. What was one of the first moves Howie made when he replaced Chip Kelly? Trading high-priced, under-achieving DeMarco Murray. And it makes sense. Why invest a fortune on a position that has such a short shelf life? Where injuries claim so many careers prematurely? Which brings us to Shady. Incredible talent. But let's look at him through Howie's lens: • McCoy is 30 years old, and Roseman as a rule is going to stay away from older backs. The Eagles did sign LeGarrette Blount last year soon after his 30th birthday, but he had a $1.25 million cap number and just a one-year deal, and even so his production decreaed as the year went on. • McCoy has a $8.95 million cap figure this year that the Eagles would absorb a big chunk of if they acquired him, along with a $9.05 million figure next year that the Eagles would be responsible for if they acquired him. That's a significant amount of money for a team with major cap issues, especially one that as a rule does not pay running backs. • It's hard to imagine Roseman shipping anything but a very late-round pick or picks for any player in his 30s, especially a running back. If the published reports that the Bills are seeking a second- and third-round pick are accurate, it's unthinkable for Howie to make that deal. Draft picks are treasures for Howie. Especially premium ones. Those hopefully turn into starters you'll have for the next decade. Heck, McCoy only cost the Eagles a second-round pick in 2009. Are they going to spend more on him nine years later in the twilight of his career? • McCoy's production is down. He averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry last year and is down to 3.8 this year. The Bills don't have a high-powered passing game, so defenses can make it hard for him. But through 2016, McCoy had a 4.8 average. Since 2016 that figure is 3.9. • The Eagles really like Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. Both are capable as runners and out of the backfield, and both have played at a high level. Smallwood has 246 yards from scrimmage on 35 touches this year (7.0 yards per touch), Clement has 186 yards on 35 touches (5.3 yards per touch) and McCoy has 234 yards on 55 touches (4.3 yards per touch). Smallwood and Clement are much younger, much cheaper and know the offense. • Then there's the intangibles. McCoy was never charged with a crime after allegations were made against him regarding an assault and robbery in suburban Atlanta involving his ex-girlfriend. But locker room fit and culture fit are very important to the Eagles, and they would certainly have to do their due diligence before even thinking about bringing him back into the fold. Add it all up, and it's doesn't add up. It's just not a Howie Roseman type of move.
  12. He was also used on the goal line last week vs. saints.
  13. 50/50 split between Smallwood and Clement makes them both usable in 12 team leagues. Especially if some teams have hoarded Running backs + bye weeks.
  14. And if that were the case... we're all fine with that =D. Recognize the GOAT. But for the record he's in on a lot of the celebrations including that one.