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  1. Samaje Perine 2017 Season Outlook

    I drafted Samaje Perine in the leagues I'm in & like everyone else, I wish he'd crack their lineup. But at the same time, he's a guy on my bench, not in my lineup. Whereas guys like Jamison Crowder, Kelvin Benjamin & Hunter Henry were! Maybe I have it wrong, but I'm more disappointed with those guys than anyone on my bench! I certainly have my share of 1s & 0s added to my total.... I know what to do with Perine this week & I am going to start Henry, but the other two, god only knows.
  2. Melvin Gordon 2017 Season Outlook

    I like him a lot too. Watching last night's game, they started & ran him in a deep-I set on his initial carry but I don't recall seeing him back there even once after that. I know he must've been but the majority of his carries were off those, out-of-the-gun quick hitters. He's a downhill runner and to me, if they let him ramp up more, he'd be even better!
  3. Kareem Hunt 2017 Outlook

    I drafted that Patriot DEF & thought they'd be alright at home & I certainly wasn't expecting KC to turn the ball over 5 times. But I also wasn't expecting Alex Smith to go off like he did. As already noted, coverage-wise New England did force him to go through his progressions and to his credit, he did that very effectively. He demonstrated excellent placement & velocity on his downfield throws. But he had all day & KC ran the ball very well. These days we hear it all the time, but it's much harder to win in the back. When a DEF gets pushed around up front like that, 42 points is a real possibility. I'm alright that I didn't draft Hunt, I thought he was going high & question whether he's built for volume. I mean, I could've drafted him instead of Cameron Meredith & wish now I had. e; Fair to assume though that a lot of owners who had other options probably are looking at bench points right now. As are two of my opponents, Gillislee owners, who left him on their bench. But no doubt, both are looking like major payoffs!
  4. Samaje Perine 2017 Season Outlook

    I would argue that more likely, we all frequently judge prematurely as opposed to it never occurring. Skillset wise, Samaje Perine isn't a home run hitter or ultra elusive & needs more reps in passing sets. But he does have a number of exceptional traits. The first thing I do is go to draft tracker and check my player at the combine. I like RBs that are disproportionately low & he has that. Low center, excellent balance, leg drive & pad level. When he smells the goal he's difficult to deny. Physical demeanor, very good vision & instincts. Brings the work ethic, mindset & leadership qualities to the locker room. I've watched Kelley & right now I think Perine is the best RB they have. I like his chances & have him on all three of my teams.
  5. Samaje Perine 2017 Season Outlook

    Just curious, when is it a bit premature to depict a guy a jag? After his first preseason carry? Oh I see, before, of course. e; This guy's a ripped bruiser with a low center & the work ethic to go with it. He may not be part of the conversation for some, but he is for that coaching staff, which is all that matters.
  6. Samaje Perine 2017 Season Outlook

    I don't believe the job was ever going to be won in the preseason. Perine was an early entry who wasn't utilized much in the passing game at OU. So there are parts of his game that has to be developed more. But that's experience-related, not an inability. The RBs that are successful at this level, he's built just like them. I like him a lot and I think the situation there is good. You add up last year's production from Jones and Kelly & consider where they're coming off (Perine or Kelley), it's good value if either of them can seize the volume.
  7. Matt Jones 2017 Season Outlook

    I had just dumped Jonathan Williams & although the two moves weren't related, I added Jones. He still has to learn their system and as already noted, probably not the best of landings. Not necessary to add right now, but to his perceived talent that some here have, important perhaps is that he wasn't unemployed for very long. Everybody knew he was done there, he asked to be released months ago. The notion that he had a legit chance to regain his position in Washington is also inaccurate. If he has solved putting the ball on the ground down near the goal, I think they find a way to get him out there. But when..?
  8. lazy, did you get your help? If any previous poster or anyone else would still like to help fill a league, we have a 12-teamer (.5pt ppr) that needs two post-draft managers. This league also features very different scoring for DEF/ST. We've done away with the point system, so you're not awarded 10 points when play begins and thus, you don't lose points either. In addition to scoring for sacks, turnovers & TDs off those TOs, the DEF also scores by forcing fumbles and blocking kicks. The ST score with return yards and any TDs that should occur. We estimate that DEF/ST units will often score twice what a DEF would in standard. Top units on any given week will likely factor big. It's going to be a wild & competitive league! Below are the rosters: team name followed by the current waiver position (-) and the order in which the players were selected. Team No Punt Intended (2) 1. Mike Evans (WR - tb) 2. A.J. Green (WR - cin) 3. Christian McCaffrey (RB - car) 4. Carlos Hyde (RB - sf) 5. Tyreek Hill (WR - kc) 6. Ameer Abdullah (RB - det) 7. Russell Wilson (QB - sea) 8. Larry Fitzgerald (WR - ari) 9. Eric Ebron (TE - det) 10. Pierre Garcon (WR - sf) 11. Coby Fleener (TE - no) 12. Tyrod Taylor (QB - buf) 13. Thomas Rawls (RB - sea) 14. Jacksonville Jaguars (DEF) 15. Wil Lutz (K - no) Team Rams (4) 1. Odell Beckham (WR - nyg) 2. Jordy Nelson (WR - gb) 3. Amari Cooper (WR - oak) 4. Joe Mixon (RB - cin) 5. Bilal Powell (RB - nyj) 6. Andrew Luck (QB - ind) 7. Jack Doyle (TE - ind) 8. Kansas City Chiefs (DEF) 9. Dan Bailey (K - dal) 10. Paul Perkins (RB - nyg) 11. Adam Thielen (WR - min) 12. Darren Sproles (RB - phi) 13. Rishard Matthews (WR - ten) 14. Hunter Henry (TE - lac) 15. Carson Palmer (QB - ari)
  9. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    What could possibly be more professional than a business decision!? ..e; Frankly, if the front office sets up a tank job, who is he to stand in the way?... Here's Johnny! e;
  10. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    Bold Flavor!!
  11. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    I don't know about that part, but I do know that reportedly, the team & of course, Elliott, knew he'd be suspended back in June. I'm not sure, but I think the significance is that his camp had ample time to provide evidence to the contrary. The team has had a rocky offseason and the last thing they need is for this thing to linger and be much of the focus going forward.
  12. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    McFadden has had a couple of 1,000 yard seasons, which is a lot better than what I remember. Perhaps he can be a guy for them? And you're right, he's going several rounds later. But I still think that's a reach and that there are better choices in those rounds. Then there's Alfred Morris & others are ignoring the camp he's having. I for one am not betting against him.
  13. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    It's just me but I haven't had that sort of luck. I'm looking for stallions that can go off from the first round to the last. I can't just assume I'm going to win while carrying Elliott. The Cowboys bye week is part of it too, so you don't get him until week 8. That lotto pick you're referring to in round six was Kelvin Benjamin for me. I just checked the wire and Alfred Morris is still sitting there. That's my league, but I'm certain you could get him very late in yours as well. The talking heads are telling you it's McFadden, but he's an older player who has never been that guy! Morris showed up in the best shape of his life and is performing well. He's the closest thing they have to a two-down inside runner who can smell the goal. It just seems to me that you're risking two near zeroes with your first six picks.
  14. Todd Gurley 2017 Season Outlook

    I see that this comment received a lot of likes. Perhaps we can all agree that whether a particular OL is one of the better ones is subjective. I don't think Urban Meyer or Chip Kelly were the first offensive minded coaches to figure out that it's a lot easier to seal off space than it is to create it by physically moving defenders out of the way. But even if they were, it hardly matters. Point being and that which is emphasized by the clips posted by Iron-cock, the Rams need to do a better job of taking the space the defense gives them! In that 2nd one, apart from one defender who is too late closing on Goff, look at the room he has to set up and find a wide-open Cooper Kupp for six! If they execute those the implications could be profound. Every RB is better when afforded space to exploit. The initial play clip that Iron-cock posted is equally telling. Take note of the defenders who are closing on Gurley. What do you notice about them? One of them, #27, is coming off the back side of the play and in the backfield for god sake. Is he a DL? Of course not, he obviously plays in the secondary. What about the defender filling the hole, #21? What about the defender setting the edge, #38? They're all DBs, loading up to help get somebody stopped... any idea who that player might be?
  15. NFL Preseason Week 2 Gameday Thread

    I've been checking out Samaje Perine in the 2nd half v Green Bay. Pretty impressive.