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  1. Amari Cooper 2018 Outlook

    Because they aren't interested in winning now, but winning in Vegas. Gruden is in this race for the long haul. 10 year deal! Think about this: With Mack and Cooper they are an average team at best. Without both, they are clearly worse. But they wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs anyway. At least they will have lots of cap space and many high draft picks for Vegas. Sucks for Oakland though.
  2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2018 Outlook

    Fire up your Sgatling Guns!
  3. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    10 Howard touches for the Eagles are worth about 20 Howard touches for the Bears. This could be 2017 Ajayi all over again: From deadwood flex play to high upside RB2 within a week.
  4. Christian Kirk 2018 Outlook

    Another week, same opinion. If Rosen could step his game up a notch, Kirk could really be a thing in fantasy. But Mike McCoy isn't creative enough to get the best out of his playmakers. In fact, he doesn't even get 50% out of them (see: Johnson, David. Fitzgerald, Larry. Kirk, Christian.) Rosen isn't bad at all like his pure numbers would suggest. He's shown really good poise in the face of pressure and good decision making. Still has some rookie issues that will get better the more he plays. However, as long as McCoy calls such a poor game, this offense is a defensive dream come true - too conservative, too predictable. Just a pain in the eye from a playcalling standpoint. So as long as McCoy is calling the plays, Kirk remains a flex play, which isn't bad for a rookie WR. If the Cards keep struggling, I expect McCoy to get the axe. Considering that they are usually a pretty loyal organization, we could wait for this until the season is almost over. But eventually McCoy will be gone, which bodes well for 2019.
  5. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Eagles calling? They don't have a physical RB since Ajayi went down. Howard is a better football player than Ajayi, better balance and vision. Same power. Would be a great fit in a great offense. Obviously Nagy won't tell you he doesn't need Howard, if only to keep his trade value up. Nagy is clearly building the offense around Cohen's dynamic skillset. Howard is a RB who must be the lead back in order to wear a defense down. He doesn't fit the supporting actor role in Nagy's spread offense. Also remember that Howard is heading into a contract year - which was the case with Ajayi too when the Eagles traded for him. Actually, this would be a pretty similar move. Please Howie make that call!
  6. Sammy Watkins 2018 Outlook

    If there's one "boom-or-bust WR3" in the league I'd be comfortable putting in my lineup when necessary, out of 32 teams I'd pick the guy catching passes for the Mahomes-lead Chiefs.
  7. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Fantasy is really a simple game. It's mainly a "what have you done for me lately" game. Any fantasy player with some experience has run into a frustrating, quite highly drafted players like Howard. But fantasy is a week-to-week game. I got stuck in many negotiations that resulted in multiple offers and counters. What stuck out to me when analyzing all these back and forth offers is that about half of the trades that were quite conceivable to me on Sunday morning, looked like totally dumb on Monday morning. Enunwa I could've sold for a legit RB2 in week 3, legit WR2 in week 4, untradeable after a dud in week 5, to the WW he goes in week 6. Turnaround in fantasy happens (too) fast. It was one bad play (goal line fumble) that put Howard from the "solid RB2 again" tier into the dreaded "jump ship" tier. Hence I could've had James White in standard scoring for Howard a couple of weeks ago, and still could've had White for Howard + one of my WR2/3 type players before Sunday. Am I a fool for not accepting? Well, probably. But as you see, value can go both ways very quicky. If Howard scores next week or totals 100 yards, he is in the "solid RB2 tier" again. I'm usually pessimistic, but I wouldn't advice to "jump ship". If you wanna sell Howard, at least wait for the inevitable good week.
  8. Kenyan Drake 2018 Outlook

    In the name of safety, Gore wouldn't have fumbled the ball at the goal line. They just got lucky to still get the win. Good for Drake that he was immediately on the field again after the fumble. Maybe this had more to do with the clock running out and him being a better/quicker receiver than Gore at his age, but great sign of trust nonetheless. Still, Gore won't go away, putting a cap on both Drake's floor and ceiling. Like it or not.
  9. Julio Jones 2018 Outlook

    Significantly better player in PPR than in standard. His lack of TDs has more to do with Matt Ryan, since Julio is a beast obviously. He is a schematical passer, meant in a positive way, who takes what's given to him. Linear passer rather than throwing fades. Has he ever thrown a fade pass? Honestly can't remember. With another QB, think Romo-to-Dez, Julio would be a lock for 10+ TDs even in down years. It's just what it is.
  10. Quincy Enunwa 2018 Outlook

    I was a big Q fan even after last week's dud, but now I'm gonna drop him too. It's a business decision, but I still believe he can establish himself as a solid flex option again, which he's already been for 4 games. After putting up a big fat zero followed up by negative points, ankle injury and bye week, plus the solid amount of serviceable WRs on the WW, odds that Enunwa is picked up by somebody else are less than 1% in 10 or 12 team leagues. Just monitor how the Jets fill his void and how they work him back into the mix when he's healthy. But there is no point keeping him through the bye after 2 horrible weeks.
  11. Kenyan Drake 2018 Outlook

    Don't fool yourself about Gore needing more breathers. They rode Gore hard on that OT drive. I think when Drake came in at the goal line, Gore had 4 consecutive tough runs and some other physical runs earlier in the same drive. Most starting RBs get subbed out after 2 consecutive runs, the elite ones maybe after their 3rd consecutive run. At least for a play or two. Drake is still useful in PPR. But Gore has been underestimated, just like he's every year. Of course he's not as explosive because he's 10 years older than most starting RBs, but he gets his job done without mistakes. The Inconvenient Truth. Yesterday I heard some pundit about the Fins offering Gore a contract extension to keep him from retiring.
  12. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    Obviously you don't give away an useful player for someone like Henry. And if he's for free on your WW, there are much worse lotto tickets to have. With buying low I mean offering a play you'd never start, hence a player you'd drop anyway. This year odds are that your team is somewhat stacked at WR and needs RB help. So if you could flip your WR4/5 for Henry, why not. Titans are a team that has to run the football to be successful, and their best linemen are just returning from major injuries. I don't expect a quick turnaround, but by the final third of the season Henry could be in RB2 territory in standard leagues, considering the bar for RBs is really low this season. It's a viable gamble without much downside.
  13. John Brown 2018 Outlook

    You're right, his issue is that he needs much more recovery time. Keep in mind that most NFL players play through many unreported bumps and bruises as the season goes on, that's just the nature of the game. A major hammy strain costs your average NFL athlete at least 2 or 3 weeks. For skill position players the timeframe can be more than a month. But for John Brown a major hammy injury could be a season ender. That's basically what he fought through in Arizona the last couple of years. Just pure frustration. Even a minor hammy tweak that most players can overcome with a rest day could potentially result in John Brown missing multiple weeks. Hence even after a clean game without tweaking anything, he needs much more time to recover than all the other players. That's what makes his situation so frustrating.
  14. Carlos Hyde 2018 Outlook

    I just don't get it. How can you complain about Hyde? What are the RBs drafted in the 2nd to 5th round doing? Fournette, Cook, Freeman, Drake, Howard, Miller, McKinnon, McCoy, Henry, Lewis... Hyde has been outstanding thus far. Yet you already start moaning when he has a down game, when most of these mentioned RBs drafted in front of Hyde haven't even put up one solid fantasy outing in 6 weeks! Of course there's an elite RB tier (and one Gurley tier of course) which Hyde isn't part of. What did you expect? So far there are 6 elite fantasy performers at the RB position, but after that Hyde is still in the next tier with DJ, Michel, White, Lynch, Crowell, Yeldon. That's RB1 territory. Not what it used to be once upon a time, but at least try to understand the numbers and the value that Hyde has given to you.
  15. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Nagy insisted on his frisky "innovative" playcalling yet again, but this time he paid the price for it! Thanks to Nagy the Bears blew a huge lead against the Packers, got lucky to be gifted the W against the Bradford-lead Cardinals, and now he's lost a game they should've won easily. Imo Howard compares really well to Kareem Hunt. Not as prolific in the receiving game, but they are similar in their vision, patience and balance upon contact. Neither are great athletes, but once they start eating you can't stop them. For the sake of their record, Nagy must find a way to get Howard going. Fantasy is one thing and obviously no coach should care about that, but Nagy should care about winning for a change!