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  1. They were either already available or just made available (dropped prior to FA for their bye week) in all three my leagues (a 10 and 2 12 team leagues). I'd estimate that by the end of today, they will be available in at least 1/2 of ESPN leagues (more will drop with D/ST swaps). I think it's reasonable to assume that in most average bench size leagues, people are not yet hoarding 2 D/STs. I normally don't either until probably closer to week 10, but I think the schedule is WAAY too good to ignore.
  2. Everyone with a benchspot should be grabbing the Bills D/ST this week. Yes, they are a bye, but that's why this week is both sneaky & essential. Because if you wait for next week, you'll either have to pay way more in FAAB than you should for a D/ST, or you'll lose out on waiver adds to someone else. Here's what the Bills D/ST has lined up (opponent rank in terms of D/ST scoring = 1st is worst & 32nd is best). week 7: vs Miami (31st) week 8: vs Philly (15th) week 9: vs Washington (30th) week 10: at Cleveland (28th) week 11: at Miami (31st) week 12: vs Denver (22nd) week 13: at Dallas (2nd) week 14: vs Baltimore (3rd) week 15: at Pittsburgh (19th) week 16: at NE (7th) You can ride the Bills comfortably all the way through week 12, by which time your bench should be contracting with an eye towards playoffs anyway (so you will pick up a D/ST that has good matchups for 13 & 14), with Bills slated to face Pittsburgh in week 15. a few quality options to pair with the Bills in order to plug playoffs that are likely NOT on rosters currently: Jets: @ Cincy (week 13; 26th), vs Miami (week 14, 31st), vs Pittsburgh (week 16, 19th) Carolina: vs Wash (week 13, 30th), at Atlanta (week 14, 24th), at Indy (week 16) - would need an alternative for week 16 here Philly: at Miami (week 13, 31st), vs NYG (week 14, 20th), vs Dallas (week 16, 2nd) - would need an alternative for week 16 here So in summary: start whoever you got this week, but grab the Bills NOW. Then next week, drop your current flier defense in exchange for the Jets, and you'll be able to ride Bills & Jets D/ST all the way through week 16 with an absurdly cushy D/ST schedule. Only exception would be for Pats D/ST owners (I have 2 of 3 possible shares of this team): in which case, I'm HOLDING Pats & going to have them & Bills, with plans of dropping Pats after week 11 (they face Dallas, Houston, and KC week 12-14) in exchange for the Jets at that time. Defense wins 'ships. Enjoy.
  3. Everyone with a benchspot should be grabbing the Bills D/ST this week. Yes, they are a bye, but that's why this week is both sneaky & essential. Because if you wait for next week, you'll either have to pay way more in FAAB than you should for a D/ST, or you'll lose out on waiver adds to someone else. Here's what the Bills D/ST has lined up (opponent rank in terms of D/ST scoring = 1st is worst & 32nd is best). week 7: vs Miami (31st) week 8: vs Philly (15th) week 9: vs Washington (30th) week 10: at Cleveland (28th) week 11: at Miami (31st) week 12: vs Denver (22nd) week 13: at Dallas (2nd) week 14: vs Baltimore (3rd) week 15: at Pittsburgh (19th) week 16: at NE (7th) You can ride the Bills comfortably all the way through week 12, by which time your bench should be contracting with an eye towards playoffs anyway (so you will pick up a D/ST that has good matchups for 13 & 14), with Bills slated to face Pittsburgh in week 15. a few quality options to pair with the Bills in order to plug playoffs that are likely NOT on rosters currently: Jets: @ Cincy (week 13; 26th), vs Miami (week 14, 31st), vs Pittsburgh (week 16, 19th) Carolina: vs Wash (week 13, 30th), at Atlanta (week 14, 24th), at Indy (week 16) - would need an alternative for week 16 here Philly: at Miami (week 13, 31st), vs NYG (week 14, 20th), vs Dallas (week 16, 2nd) - would need an alternative for week 16 here So in summary: start whoever you got this week, but grab the Bills NOW. Then next week, drop your current flier defense in exchange for the Jets, and you'll be able to ride Bills & Jets D/ST all the way through week 16 with an absurdly cushy D/ST schedule. Only exception would be for Pats D/ST owners (I have 2 of 3 possible shares of this team): in which case, I'm HOLDING Pats & going to have them & Bills, with plans of dropping Pats after week 11 (they face Dallas, Houston, and KC week 12-14) in exchange for the Jets at that time. Defense wins 'ships. Enjoy.
  4. Conner owners - still holding or are you dropping him for ROS? also, would keeper league designation affect your decision at all (i.e., I drafted him for $5 this year, if he became starter either this season or during off season he'd be a must-keep). Personally, probably still holding him given the upside & to back up my Conner share.
  5. what is your reasoning behind that and what use am I going to get out of him? He's not starting above Watson, meaning you think he's going to return that top 5 or 10 value that allows me to either trade him or send Watson (both things I couldn't even gain interest/traction in before week 1).
  6. Hock there bud and it's not close for me. Didn't think he'd skip so fast past the learning curve but he looked like a monster out there. Help in return please:
  7. You need RB help, so I'd prioritize Malcolm and Gio in that order. Though I love Hock & John Ross as well. help in return:
  8. Not a big fan of OJ Howard this year, thought he was overdrafted. So: Hock, with a Malcolm Brown close second.
  9. (my first listed team in my signature): in a 12 team 0.5 PPR auction keeper league where passing TD throws are worth 6 points. Guys are pretty wild typically going after QBs so I tend to draft LATE. However, this year, while guys like Lamar, Brees, Brady, Rodgers all went for 20+ somehow Watson & Kyler fell to me dirt cheap ($14 and $3, respectively). However, I made the mistake of trying to bid up Baker and earned him for $12 as well. Our waivers is a $200 for the season FAAB bidding. I'm looking at Darren Waller hard (he would have been my last draft choice had I not cluttered my bench with a 3rd QB), as well as John Ross, Malcolm Brown, and Chris Thompson. Most of the other big names, especially rookie WRs and TEs with big weeks, were already drafted (it's an auction keeper league, these guys are seldom on the wire). I will already be dropping Geronimo Allison to make room for one of these players. 1. What order would you prioritize these pickups? John Ross, Darren Waller, Malcolm Brown, Chris Thompson. 2. Would you drop Baker Mayfield? To be clear - I have spent a WEEK shopping him even before week 1 and there is zero interest. QB is too deep. It's either have Baker ride the bench behind Watson all year (and hope he blows up, letting me either make him a viable trade option or keep him and trade Watson) or dump his a** to waivers to make room for needed high-upside WR or RB guys. another note: no, I am not dropping Kyler of these three QBs. I'm all in on this dude, and for $3 in a keeper league, he may a worthy keeper option for next season. Offer your answers to #1 & #2 and WHY and I will help in return. Thanks!
  10. [...] QB is so deep this year, unless a team has Baker and no other viable/high upside QB already on the roster, Clevelend's penchant for ineptitude and this poor start (including preseason) has me worried about buying too much into how Baker finished last season. I think he and the Browns figure it out by midseason, but I dont find value in him eating benchspace until this manifests, and for those worh a quality second option (thinking guys drafted later like Lamar, Brady, Brees, Dak, etc) I have no problem with freeing up this benchspace for RB or WR support.
  11. He is still a hold for me in my 12 team 0.5 ppr, but only because it is a keeper league and he has the talent to dramatically exceed the $1 I drafted him for ha.
  12. Revisiting this thread in the context of intriguing back-ups to target given the recent trades and signings. Much of my zero RB strategy (or pseudo-zero RB) relies on the premise that RB position is volatile and starters age quicker &/or get injured, and this is reflected by the fact that year-to-year there is far more variance in top 10 RBs compared to other positions. Last year I went after James Conner and Eckeler in every draft, and I'd say it paid off pretty well. Here's a general list of rookie back-ups in intriguing situations: Darwin Thompson - McCoy's signing hurts the potential for him to make an immediate impact, but I also think his long-term value doesn't take a hit. Darrell Henderson - he's one Gurley injury from being a weekly top 10 guy. Mattison - same as Darrell above except lesser value if Dalvin is hurt. Justice Hill - coming onto this hype train over the weekend, he's dirt cheap and already has value for passing downs and spelling Ingram, and I've been all-in on Lamar & the run-game in particular. Devin Singletary - no one else in this backfield scares me; I'd much rather throw the hail-mary at the rookie to emerge and Josh Allen will open running lanes up here. the 'hold out beneficiaries' Eckeler & J.Jackson - of the two teams, I think Gordon is most likely to sit out for much of the season. That being said, Eckeler's got stand alone flex/PPR value regardless, and Jackson is poised to gain the most value while Gordon is out Pollard - this guy isn't coming cheap anymore in mocks and my gut says that Cowboys will find a way to get Zeke signed. Overall, I favor going hard after Hill & Thompson, especially in my keeper auction league, and Henderson & Singletary would be my second tier guys to fill bench. edit: I suck at names
  13. reposting from McCoy thread: admittedly as someone who went hard to draft Damien & Darwin this year prior to the McCoy trade. I have my main auction league draft remaining, and I look at the KC backfield as is:1. McCoy was signed to get action. Reid is a believer in him, and $3 million in guaranteed cash signals playing time. That being said, I'm confident he's going to get overdrafted in my league and I won't be willing to pay that price for McCoy. 2. Damien's value slides. . . I had been begging him late 2nd/early 3rd and I think he drops a full round here. This isn't a slam on either of these backs talent, simply that opportunity is going to decrease in a potent, RB-friendly offense. 3. Darwin Thompson's value is still unchanged. I have also gunned for those rookie/high upside backup RBs in potent offenses as draft targets, ESPECIALLY in keeper leagues (Conner was my 'must draft' player last year), and I see him as having the ability to overtake Damien, either due to talent or Damien injury, AND after a one year McCoy contract, may not have to compete with him either. Bonus points if stars align for this year, but at his current price, I'm still game to roll the dice in redraft leagues, though I'd probably shift to Darrell Henderson first, whereas I previously preferred Darwin. Still like both of these guys over Singletary or Mattison.