Big Nate

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  1. Lamar Miller 2018 Season Outlook

    Exactly, one has to see how this TC plays out and how Foreman is coming along. At the right price Miller could be a good pick up. I'm not sold on Foreman being 100% but that is why we need to see what happens come preseason. Miller by default may be the 3-down workhorse to start the season. Things can change by mid-season but one needs to be prepared for that.
  2. 2018 Rookie Draft Discussion

    What about Chubb not handling much passing work/3rd downs in college? Maybe Chubb gets 1-2nd downs but Duke is in for 3rd downs. But they aren't paying Hyde $5M to sit on the bench either. I don't like the opportunity or situation. Hmm.
  3. Dalvin Cook 2018 Season Outlook

    ACLs injuries aren't what they used to be. Many RBs have had them and come back and played at the highest/top level. Surgeries and rehabs are much improved and NFL teams invest a lot in these players to ensure they have the best medical attention/supervision at all times. Cook still has 3 months to go and he's already running at cutting it looks like.
  4. 2018 Rookie Draft Discussion

    I don't know what to make of Chubb. I need to watch some more videos and read up on him. I didn't expect CLE to take a RB at the top of the 2nd round. Its a muddy backfield with Hyde, Duke and now Chubb. I don't like the situation. Hyde is like the 5th highest paid RB or something... but CLE does have $ to throw around it seems.
  5. Dalvin Cook 2018 Season Outlook

    4 surgeries? I've missed what his other three were for?
  6. Lamar Miller 2018 Season Outlook

    Latest coach speak is they are "hoping" Foreman can be ready for the start of the season. If they do believe he is their future back they need to bring him along slowly. Other thing you see, as the season goes on, if they player isn't 100% healthy you will see an injury to the other leg if they start over compensating. Things like knee injuries and pulled muscles on the other leg. Houston needs to be smart with Foreman. As a result I see Miller as the starting back to the season unless something tells us differently come training camp and preseason.
  7. Ronald Jones 2018 Season Outlook

    I've watched RoJo's highlight tapes a few times and he does look good, but so do most college RBs when you watch their highlights. The thing here is he has opportunity. If I can snag him in a league or two I will be happy. Right now his ADP is reasonable in redrafts and even in dynasty leagues if you have an early pick you have a chance to get him. Unlike Barkley you need to reach in redraft or have the #1 in dynasty. I do expect his ADP to rise as preseason goes on, which is unfortunate for us who want to own him. I think he has all the opportunity to take this and run with it. Barber is JAG and I feel TB wants more than that which is why they went out and got RoJo. This is Sims 5th year and he's had opportunity and hasn't done anything with it. I'm not worried about Sims either. In Dynasty/keeper leagues RoJo is very intriguing. Barber is a RFA next year and Sims contract is also up. Winston should be better this year coming in healthy and I think the TB offense has enough weapons to keep the defense honest. They have to worry about two deep threats which should open up the running game. The only thing that worries me with RoJo is he runs a bit upright. If you are Adrian Peterson with his vision and size running a bit upright isn't a problem but RoJo isn't AP. Having said that if he gets in the open he gets to top speed extremely fast and can get some serious yards. I think I need to seriously look at getting this guy in a couple keeper leagues with the opportunity in front of him.
  8. Lamar Miller 2018 Season Outlook

    And I've said it before, it took an extra year for Crabtree to be 100%. Yes he came back after his surgery but he didn't look quite right. It was his second offseason where he was able to complete his rehab. Foreman is only 6 months out from surgery. He still has a long way to go. It is a terrible injury for a RB to have. Foreman may eventually be the lead back but I don't see him being that effective to start the season. He can be "in shape" but to be NFL Game ready and be effective is another story.
  9. 2018 Rookie Draft Discussion

    Rather than taking that angle lets discuss the top 2-5 players. Obviously Barkley is gone, so that leaves Guice, Penny, Michel, Jones, Chubb, Freeman and Johnson in no particular order. There is a lot of talent here and I don't think there is consensus on who is 2, 3, 4 or 5. Still lots of debate going on. I bet you could poll 10 fairly "knowledgeable" posters on these boards and there wouldn't be consensus as who is 2-5. As of right now I'm trying to decide rankings of Penny, Jones and Guice. I have #5 and not sure one of them will fall to me. I sure hope so. I'm not totally sold on Michel or Chubb yet. Johnson could grow on me though too...
  10. Ronald Jones 2018 Season Outlook

    I'm confused too for the exact reasons you state. A team doesn't spend their early 2nd round pick on a RB for him to play as a CoP back behind Barber. If they did the people who made that decision will be looking for work. Would be a massive waste of overall pick #38. Yes that is right... pick 38!
  11. Derrius Guice 2018 Season Outlook

    I disagree that the HC isn't committed to it. The problem has been the RBs haven't panned out. If Perine had been better last year or Kelley before him they wouldn't be looking for a RB this draft. Going with Guice shows me the organization is indeed committed and wants to improve the run game. Like I said before WSH is looking for a better RB so they can run the ball more often and have a balanced attack. If you were a HC and your RBs were terrible you probably wouldn't run the ball much either.
  12. Derrius Guice 2018 Season Outlook

    There was nearly 240 carries and 26 receptions between Kelley and Perine last year. They also gave Thompson 60+ carries. They still want to run the ball and I do believe Gruden wants to run it more than they did last year. Guice gives them that ability. I'd say you can give Guice at least 240 carries with 30 receptions on the year if he stays healthy and Thompson's role stays the same. BUT, what if Thompson isn't 100% when he returns? What if Checkdown Smith throws even more balls to Guice than he did to Perine or FatRob? To write-off Guice this easily as you say above is a mistake.
  13. Joe Mixon 2018 Season Outlook

    The last 6 weeks were a lot different for Mixon than the start. The last 4 games he started to look a lot better with a 5.0ypc (51-256 rushing). In those last 4 games he also put up 7-80 in receiving which is a nice bonus. There are obviously some questions still out there with Mixon and that offensive line but one has to look at the season as a whole an it started to improve as it went on. 5.0ypc in the last 4 games is very good.
  14. Kenyan Drake 2018 Season Outlook

    Landry's loss will be big for Tannehill. Landry is such an underrated WR. It is weird to say that because in PPR he was a beast when RT was healthy. But even then I don't think the Miami organization respected him for all that he does. Only 3 drops on 161 targets. If Landry could play with a Tier 1 QB and a top O-Coord he could be a mini AB and I do believe that. As a Miami fan - they stink. I just hope the changes Gase is making are for the better. I want to believe but he talks about "effort" and "learning" etc and if the players aren't doing that Gase has already lost the team. I expect another 6 win season - they struggle with winning games in their own division.
  15. Derrius Guice 2018 Season Outlook

    I wonder how much passing game work Guice might get this year and what happens during hurry-up or even nearing the end of the half and if Thompson may be in for those plays? On the other hand, maybe Guice impresses so much (Big plays like Hunt early last year) that he starts to get more touches and more opportunity. I'm in 3 keeper leagues so I'm trying to determine opportunity for this year but also long term for all the rookie RBs. There are a lot of RBs from this draft class who could do good things and I keep coming back to Guice to determine his value. I've been burned before on WSH RBs but the reason I keep going back to them is I do believe the coach wants to run the ball and a guy like Guice could do that. If he produces he could also earn extra touches in the passing game and we now Smith likes to check down to his RBs.