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  1. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Does that change his potential?
  2. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    It is funny to me how Gordon is the only player in the league that this community has an issue with drafting on potential. It always goes back to the argument that he has not done anything since 2013; or just one good season; etc. But at the same time, I wonder if they have issues with drafting players like Dalvin Cook in the second round, coming off a major knee injury and having only played in 4 games in the NFL.
  3. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    The hope is he can play like he did in 2013. The reality is that he only has to put up similar numbers as he did in 5 games last season to return fair value. The fear is he cannot put it all together on or off the field. The excitement is that he does put it together and provides WR1 numbers at a 4th+ round price tag.
  4. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    I would pump the brakes on the Cooks > Gordon in regards to how Gordon may perform this season. I think Gordon is infinitely more talented, but Brandin Cooks has been one of the better WRs since entering the league and had more time to acclimate himself to the offense. Gordon is more of a threat across the middle and they are both dangerous vertical threats. With Gordon, however, he does not always need to be open to throw the ball to him. He is just that big. Gordon is more similar to Gronk in that, sure, you can game-plan for him and make it difficult, but it is almost impossible to completely shut down someone so big and fast. Freak size and talent usually win out. I would expect similar numbers to Cooks last season but it may take some time.
  5. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    It was not my intention to emphasize and weight individual games because anything can happen any given week. But you can just compare their numbers as a whole and see one was clearly a better runner (on the surface). If Jones improves as both a blocker and catcher, why would he not get most of the work? For the record, I am not sure either back is that great. I just think Jones is (slightly) better and the only back that can have stand alone value this season. Jones was a late round pick or waiver add. You are happy if he brings RB3 numbers and ecstatic if you get RB2 or better somehow. I do not think anyone is praising Jones and his talent as much as they are simply saying there is not much standing in his way to fantasy relevance.
  6. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    You do not see the two games of 7.7 and 6.6 being significantly better than anything Williams did last season? Also worth noting that his highest YPC games came with the most volume (17 carries and 19 carries, respectively).
  7. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    But you are correct that YPC is not always a deciding factor between a good back and a bad back, and to be honest, it does not matter for fantasy purposes. But if Jones can continue to outpace him by a yard or two, show he has improved in pass protection, and be a viable option in the passing game, there is no reason he will not see a majority of the work. This is not to say Jones will excel when (if) given the opportunity. I, like many others here, just think he is the only back in Green Bay that has the skills to warrant seeing the majority of work and actually has a viable route to being a RB2ish. With Williams, I think he is at best someone that will always be part of a committee with none of them having fantasy relevance.
  8. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    Melvin Gordon is not a great real life running back either, though. He scores a bunch of TDs and becomes valuable in fantasy.
  9. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    A 3.4YPC average is not "getting the job done" as you say. That currently ranks 35th in the NFL. I would buy into the argument that he has faced two difficult defensive teams; however, he is still right in line with his career average. We have two games in 2018 against good defenses where he averaged 3.4YPC. And we have the 2017 season of 153 rushes where he averaged 3.6YPC. Only once (with any volume) did he average over 4YPC in a game. Maybe he just is not a very good running back. And maybe Aaron Jones isn't either. We will see.
  10. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    Nobody should have expected him to start nor should they have relied on him this week unless desperate. Jones is still a good stash; nothing has changed.
  11. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    Is that what he said? Or is it more likely it has to do with being suspended the first two games?
  12. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    I believe this is partly true, for sure. He has had his share of wrong routes or quitting on routes. I am sure a lot of this has to do with how much time/practice he misses every season and less about his actual intellect. I think fatigue, also from missing time, has had something to do with it at times. I will also chalk some of this up to just playing in Cleveland. He will either learn the playbook or he wont. And if he doesn't, it wont be because of intellect and that would not bode well for his long-term success in NE.
  13. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    It may not have been the best idea-- and who knows if it is true or not-- but Gordon had declared himself 100% healthy at the end of offseason and subsequently played an entire game of football Week 1 with no setbacks. He had no limitations the following week in practice. All indications were that he was healthy.
  14. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    Well Jones averages almost a full two yards per carry more than Williams. I imagine more volume will lead to some decrease in his averages but that is still a very significant difference. Considering there was barely a full yard between the bottom ranked rushing team (Detroit 3.4YPC) and the top ranked rushing team (KC 4.7) last season, I would say that it matters. A lot.
  15. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    They brought in Moss and he got the volume. They brought in Cooks and he saw plenty of volume. They are devoid of playmakers outside of Gronk. There is a reason they traded for Gordon. He might not see double digit targets a game but he might see 6-7 high quality targets a game and that could be enough to return WR2 value with upside. This is all to say: It will take some time. An in-season trade is never ideal for a WR but it is what it is. Be patient and it could pay dividends. Or not. Time will tell.