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  1. Very interested to see how carries are split once Ware is back for the rest of the season. It could help predict how the Chiefs value Williams going into the offseason.
  2. If he was transferred from minor league DL to the major league DL, anyone know why CBS doesn't allow him to be placed in a DL spot? Emailed CBS and they said once the official move is made it can take 24-48hrs, but it was Saturday when they announced it.
  3. Flaherty has throw like 30 pitches this inning. Polanco 10 pitch AB didn't help
  4. Well, through the first 3 weeks the Rams and Gurley have proven me completely wrong.... Crow doesn't taste so bad when you own shares of him!
  5. As I mentioned earlier, Gurley is the only option on that team. They will continue to feed him that ball which will keep his floor as an RB2 because they have no choice. He was also a top pick so they aren't going to pull him for some scrub. Please don't read into my comments that I think Gurley is a bad player or lacks talent. He has the pedigree and has shown flashes. I believe a large part, not all, of his failure last year was the team around him was just really bad. My fear is that this has not changed dramatically. Fournette was the 4th pick. I'll say again, the 4th pick. He is a special talent in his own right and will be fed the ball. You don't draft a guy that high to sit and be in a RBBC. The coach also said he wants to run the football every play just this week so he's guaranteed work just like Gurley. My only argument was Fournette over Gurley isn't a crazy idea because it isn't.
  6. Fournette's NFL production is obviously a complete unknown at this point but taking him before Gurley is no stretch. In my 1/2 ppr, Gurley was the 19th best RB last year so nothing special. While Gurley showed flashes of greatness his rookie season (including several big runs), you also can't ignore the fact that he averaged 3.2 ypc over the course of season last year. In fact, since the midpoint of his rookie season, he leads the NFL in carries but ranks last in ypc (minimum 200 carries). As mentioned, he also cracked 100yds only once since then and had zero runs over 25yds last year which accounted for a decent portion of his success his rookie season. While he looked great at times early on, you can't ignore the lack of production spanning multiple seasons. Pro football focus has an interesting article on this... I also wouldn't bank of the Rams offense being much improved. Fisher gone helps and so does Whitworth, but the QB situation is horrible (Goff didn't even show glimpses) and the Rams did nothing to add playmakers to pair with Gurley. I wouldn't be counting on the rookie WRs and TE they drafted to contribute much this season. They did add Lance Dunbar, though, who should eat into some of Gurley's receptions next season, similar to Cunningham's role the past few seasons. I hope I'm dead wrong as I own Gurley in dynasty, but we saw Gurley's floor last year (I again hope), and it was scary. Fournette, on the other hand, is on a better team with more weapons and with a coach who has committed to running the football. They also didn't draft him that high to sit or split carries so while I certainly see others getting the rock to spell Fournette, he projects to be the guy. His role out of the backfield as a receiver remains to be seen. Even with the uncertainty around his role as a receiver, he will get enough carries to challenge Gurley in fantasy production and wouldn't fault anyone for taking him over Gurley give his recent track record of mediocrity.
  7. Back in the lineup last night.
  8. David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday. Big Papi didn't play Thursday after exiting Wednesday's game with back spasms, but he's made a quick recovery. The designated hitter will be facing David Price, who he had some harsh words for last month after Price hit him with a pitch Pretty sure Ortiz was in the game up until the 9th on Thursday when he got pulled...