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  1. Anyone feeling good vibes with Crowder this week against New Orleans? Had to pick him up earlier in the year as a flier due to my stellar drafting of Baldwin, Fitz, and Cooper.
  2. I'd be interested to see if Gase has an influence on Loggains in terms of TE usage. Delanie in '13 and Miller in '16 produced decently under Loggains, but last year was abysmal for Bears TE's. Then again, the whole passing attack was hot garbage to protect Mitch's image.
  3. He showed some nice hands, and whether it's true or not, (always trust the broadcasters amirite) in terms of an NFL receiver he wasn't overly quick. If something were to happen to A-Rob, Kevin White would unfortunately be up next. You'd have to believe the Bears would give White all the chances in the world to do something with his contract coming to an end due to where he was drafted. The kid showed some nice attributes, but there are just to many shiny new toys or guys that will be given an opportunity to prove their worth that will keep him off the field.
  4. Some of these have been mentioned, but these are a few guys that could be nice late round fliers if you have extra bench space, or guys to keep in mind for the waiver wire early on. QB: Sam Bradford - One of those guys to consider with the likes of Eli and Matt Ryan if you're waiting on QB's until the bitter end. We all know he probably won't stay healthy, but as we saw in week one last year, he still has the ability to put up very respectable numbers. Plus, he has Larry to help him out. Ryan Tannehill - Throws a nice deep ball, and has Stills and Parker available to go out or up to reel them in. Gesicki comes in and provides a great set of hands at a position that bodes well for TD production in a Gase offense. Plus, people often forget who threw a majority of those balls that account for Landry's receptions. RB: Corey Clement - Blounts gone, but Sproles is back with Ajayi at the helm. Ajayi sucks at the goal line, and this is where Clement shines. He's not really a sleeper after last year, but can be had later and has a better TD upside for flex targets like Tarik Cohen. Gio Bernard - Similar ADP to Clement, but I think is more so forgotten about with Mixon being pumped up this year, and playing for the Bengals. Gio showed towards the end of last year he's still got some juice, and can produce as an RB2 as the featured piece, and serviceable flex option in a complimentary role to Mixon. WR: Quincy Enunwa - Can be had as a forgotten player as a flier at the end of the draft. He had a nice 2016 campaign when given the opportunity, and with Robby's current situation, his competition to be 'the guy' would be against Pryor and Jermaine Kearse. I'll take those odds. Chester Rogers - Realistically, is probably the only true sleeper on this list. As of three days ago, Ryan Grant is ahead of Chester on the depth charts, but I can't see it staying that way. With three or four first round picks on the line, a five horse race in the backfield, and presumably a healthy Andrew Luck, I foresee passes a plenty and someone's gotta catch the ball besides TY. His named has been kicked around as a deep sleeper before, but at age 24 and considering the situation, if it's going to happen now would be the time. TE: Cameron Brate - Making TE Brate again, is one sir Cameron of Brate. I've rode him the past two years to a top 10 finish at TE as a waive wire addition and a last round draft pick. I feel Jameis being in at QB is imperative for his success and because of the suspension, I am admittedly a little lower on him than usual. I like that he draws attention in the redzone and seems to be more involved in the game plan when the score is close, which can sometimes work in his favor or against him. I'd personally take him over the like of Watson or Ebron later on in the draft, and is well worth a waiver wire pickup after week three if your current TE is skankin' it up.
  5. This is one of my favorite late round targets. I don't think anyone is expecting this to be a high powered offense, but this can be a late round flier pick used on a guy who showed a solid skill set and could provide a high end WR3 or low end WR2 numbers.
  6. Looking for some advice on my keepers in a .5 12 team league. I've won two the last three years, but with my studs needing to go back, I am realistically looking at a rebuild while doing trying to remain competitive. Picking 6th, 13th, and 16th. Top 5 picks are elite studs, and I'll be drafting at that cut off aside from Rodgers, and Mike Evans will be the BPA. Nearly every team is keeping 2-3 RB's and consequently, after Barkley goes off the board, the best non-rookie RB's available are McCaffery and Dion Lewis. I have an offer on the table for DeShaun Watson for my 9th rounder. Given my number of picks and the quality of players available, should I take it and keep Watson in place of one of my keepers? With this trade I could take Evans at 6, and then potentially take a stab at a rookie RB or two and then one of the two top TE's Jimmy Graham or Olsen. Otherwise, I'd probably snag Rodgers and go BPA at WR and RB. I have the following keepers at the cost of the last 4 picks in my draft (13th-17th) Juju, Kenyon Drake, Alex Collins, and Emmanuel Sanders.
  7. I'll take a shot at this for a full point PPR. Please take in to consideration that I do my best to disassociate the name from the numbers and tend to put a higher value on things such as volume, system, and how safe they are on a week to week basis. I'll add tags on players for things I like or dislike that may help to explain my ranking. Green = Trending up / Ugly Yellow = Wavering / Red = Trending down / V = Volume / S = System / I = Injury or IC = Injury Concern T1 Le'Veon Bell Leonard Fournette - I T2 Kareem Hunt - S Todd Gurley Melvin Gordon - S Ezekiel Elliot Jordan Howard - V Carlos Hyde - S Christian McCaffrey T3 Devonta Freeman LeSean McCoy - V Jerick McKinnon Lamar Miller - V Doug Martin Mark Ingram DeMarco Murray Adrian Peterson T4 Jay Ajai - V Chris Thompson Duke Johnson Alvin Kamara LeGarrette Blount CJ Anderson - V Buck Allen Ty Montgomery - I/IC Orleans Darkwa T5 Frank Gore - V Ameer Abdullah Marshawn Lynch Derrick Henry Alex Collins Aaron Jones Tevin Coleman James White Tarik Cohen Mike Gillislee T6 Joe Mixon Thomas Rawls - IC Bilal Powell - I Theo Riddick Andre Ellington Wendell Smallwood - I Isaiah Crowell Jonathan Stewart Samaje Perine Latavius Murray Elijah McGuire T7 Rob Kelly - I Matt Forte D'Onta Foreman Shane Vereen Matt Bredia Charcandrick West - I Charles Sims Marlon Mack Wayne Gallman CJ Prosise Terrance West Darren McFadden Alfred Morris T8 Eddie Lacy
  8. Not sure how credible it is, but I read THIS article earlier which in a nutshell says the consensus between the coaching staff and Ross is that he needs to practice up before he dresses for a game.
  9. Oh boy, it is tough to walk away from Rudolph. I would try to trade the name with Rudolph if I could. Brate gives a pretty safe floor of around 10 points with the upside of a TD or two where Rudolph seems a bit more boom or bust. I do like Rudolph's match ups a bit more over the next few weeks, but I think I would still roll with Brate for the safer floor.
  10. Dang, that is a tough one...but hey, we've all been there though! Live and learn! You'll make the right call next time!
  11. Despite my man crush on Kendall Wright, if the playbook opens up in the next couple of weeks, I think Gentry is the guy you want. Good report with Mitch, and he was targeted on the Bears first downfield toss of the year *cringe....okay...I'm okay...* like Rob mentioned above. Definitely can't start him and probably shouldn't roster him unless you have deep benches.
  12. In terms of his fantasy value for the time being, it is going to heavily rely on his legs if he is usable at some point this year in a super flex or a bye week scenario. Someone above hit the nail on in saying that we can't expect much fantasy value with the ultra conservative play calling. Longest pass of the year going for 29 yards, yeesh. The Bears did make a step in the right direction in getting rid of Deonte Thompson and bringing up Gentry who 1) Can catch unlike Thompson 2) has a good report with Trubisky.
  13. Fake news. Your first post was severely underwhelming. 0/10