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  1. League has been around since the mid 1990s. We keep 10 players per year (6 hitters and 4 pitchers) and play with the following roto categories (Runs, OBP, HRS, RBI, SBs for hitters and QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves, Ks for pitchers). 28 player roster (22 active spots and 6 man bench). Draft is set for next Wednesday @ 8:15 PM EDT. Seeking one owner to take over the following team: Willson Contreras Justin Bour Cesar Hernandez Ryon Healy Gleyber Torres Willy Adames Matt Chapman Khris Davis Tommy Pham Austin Meadows Kyle Tucker Denard Span Elvis Andrus Justin Verlander Gerrit Cole Raisel Iglesias Shohei Ohtani Michael Kopech Dylan Bundy Chris Devenski Brad Peacock Carlos Rodon Yu Darvish Yoenis Cespedes Eloy Jimenez Victor Robles Alex Reyes Brendan Rodgers Please let me know if interested.
  2. Team 2: Willson Contreras Justin Bour Cesar Hernandez Ryon Healy Gleyber Torres Willy Adames Matt Chapman Khris Davis Tommy Pham Austin Meadows Kyle Tucker Denard Span Elvis Andrus Justin Verlander Gerrit Cole Raisel Iglesias Shohei Ohtani Michael Kopech Dylan Bundy Chris Devenski Brad Peacock Carlos Rodon Yu Darvish Yoenis Cespedes Eloy Jimenez Victor Robles Alex Reyes Brendan Rodgers
  3. Sorry about that. Kind of feared that could happen. Let's try this. Team 1 that's available: Yadier Molina StL Carlos Santana Jose AltuveHou Kyle Seager Alex BregmanHou Brian Dozier Daniel Murphy A.J. Pollock Nomar Mazara Ian Desmond Aaron HicksN Adam Eaton Eric Hosmer Clayton Kershaw Max Scherzer James Paxton Andrew Miller Brad Hand Brad Boxberger Miles Mikolas Lucas Giolito German Marquez Bo Bichette Shane Bieber Sean Newcomb Kole Calhoun Justin Turner Kevin Gausman
  4. League has been around since the mid 1990s. We keep 10 players per year (6 hitters and 4 pitchers) and play with the following roto categories (Runs, OBP, HRS, RBI, SBs for hitters and QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves, Ks for pitchers). 28 player roster (22 active spots and 6 man bench). Seeking owners to take over the following teams: http://fantasy.espn.com/baseball/team?leagueId=38860&seasonId=2019&teamId=6 http://fantasy.espn.com/baseball/team?leagueId=38860&seasonId=2019&teamId=9 Draft is set for next Wednesday @ 8:15 PM EDT. Please let me know if interested.
  5. I think this helps sell the point. Manning wasn't your typical rookie QB. Most rookie QBs are sheltered, more like game managers. Manning came in and was given full reign. The Colts stunk, so he wasn't given a great supporting cast (though did have Faulk and Harrison). He actually broke a ton of rookie records at the time. So it was fairly impressive in its day. The problem is that since then the game has changed. When Manning played, it still wasn't that common for rookies to come in and start right away. That's obviously changed over the years. And since then guys like Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck, and Cam Newton have come in and produced. As did Robert Griffin, though it a somewhat different fashion. So have other QBs in more game manager type roles like Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Winston. But fantasy wise, when compared to a regular QB, the only ones who were really worthwhile as potential starters were Newton, Luck, and Griffin. And mostly that was driven by rushing TDs. So things have gotten better since Manning's day for rookies, but still not generally great when compared to other NFL QBs. It's like grading on a curve.
  6. Yeah, I noticed this too. Having two potentially great QBs and yet drafting them without realizing they shared the same bye week (I never pay attention to bye weeks as I'd rather just pick the best options). First World fantasy football problems. It does encourage trading one
  7. I liked Goff for some of the same reasons I liked Mahomes coming into the season. Mahomes seemed undervalued because people were drafting Hunt (more for running, but he's a decent receiver too), Kelce, Hill, and even Watkins pretty high. But then ignoring the QB that throws to them. Seemed like a disconnect as someone needs to tun that offense, and if it wasn't Mahomes then there was no real alternative. And this is all for a team that has an offensive minded coach (Reid). Mind you Mahomes was a complete unknown. So there was reason to be uncertain. But people didn't seem to ding Kelce or Hill for the possibility that Mahomes might bust. Goff is in a similar situation. People are drafting Gurley (more for running, but he still put up nearly 800 yards receiving), Cooks, Kupp, and Woods relatively highly. While ignoring the QB who ran everything. And again there was the offensive minded coach (McVay). Mind you Goff had a horrific 2016. So he wasn't the unknown that Mahomes was. But a huge leap forward in 2017 and now a possible next step could be happening in 2018. He's not elite, but there's a good chance he's Top 10 with the ability to climb a bit higher. The next few weeks will likely help show what kind of improvements, if any, Goff has made in 2018. The early returns are promising.
  8. But how sustainable is that? How many teams have 3 viable fantasy wideouts? I guess it depends on your league and how many players you have to start. But Stafford has thrown the ball around 575 times over the last several years. He's currently on pace to throw 792 passes (Interestingly, Stafford has the all time single season record of 727 attempts back in 2013. However, his high since then is 634 and his high in the last 3 years is 594). To sustain the kind of production you project, you basically need Detroit to operate at historical NFL levels. I'm not sure how Ebron leaving is supposed to really help. He had 574 yards last year and was averaging about 600 yards the last several years in Detroit. That's not a huge amount of yards/targets to redistribute. And it's not like Detroit is suddenly going to stop throwing to its tight ends either. I also think you're underselling how good Jones and Tate are. Looking at advanced metrics, Jones was third in the league in value per catch last year (behind only JuJu Smith-Schuster and Tedd Ginn) and second overall in total value (behind only Antonio Brown). Golden Tate finished 15th overall. I'm not saying both repeat their numbers. But both would crack the top 40 receivers in the league for me and aren't just disappearing. I freely admit Golladay has skills and massive upside. But you have two other good WRs, one of the best receiving backs in football (Riddick), and a few other odds and ends that every teams has that'll take a few targets/yards. There's only so many footballs to go around. I think for Golladay to really bust out you'd need either: (1) a long-term injury to Tate or Jones; (2) Stafford to suddenly morph back into 2012 Matt Stafford and just throw the ball all the time; or (3) a trade. Any of those could happen and Golladay could benefit. And even if neither does, he'll still have his good weeks. But I suspect you might be a year early here. Golden Tate's contract is up after the year and Golladay could really shine in 2019.
  9. I like the talent that Golladay has. I even like the team (since Detroit can't run, but can throw). I'm still not sure how he carves out a big enough role to be really reliable in Detroit. Marvin Jones and Golden Tate aren't Antonio Brown and OBJ, but they're still pretty darn good. That's a lot of mouths to feed in Detroit and I just fear it'll vary from week-2-week. So you might start Golladay and get a good week. Or get a 2 catch - 22 yard week.
  10. It's amazing to me that Cooks was 18 yards short of 3 consecutive 1100 yards season last year and is still younger than both Woods and Kupp on the Rams.
  11. It seemed everyone missed this until after kickoff. Injury was in warm-ups. Unclear how serious, though leg injuries are never good with kickers.