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  1. Jaylen Samuels 2018 Outlook

    Old tweet that's been fooling people all day. Ignore it.
  2. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Outlook

    I think it was more of a case of the organization wanting to play it safe given the potential leap in annual innings pitched from Japan to MLB in addition to having prior knowledge of his tender elbow. I think long term they're hoping he can be a standard every five day SP with about 2-3 starts per week at DH sprinkled in. Of course, if they ultimately decide Ohtani's elbow is of the Tanaka variety (i.e. they have to be careful with him but opt for not going the TJ route) then they may try the once a week SP route with a few more DH appearances sprinkled in going forward - at least for a few seasons.
  3. Chris Sale 2018 Outlook

    After they get swept by the Rays.
  4. Dylan Cease - SP CHC

    It was a cease and desist order.
  5. Rate My Squad | #4 Pick | WHIR

    Juggernaut - seriously. In a TD dependent league you're absolutely golden. You might want to consider packaging Engram and, say, Thielen to see if you nab Gronk or something in order to upgrade even further (or possibly Drake as well). With OBJ back I'm less confident in Engram's consistency and am not as high on Thielen/Drake for TD purposes. But overall your starters are golden.
  6. Keep 1 - Elliott or Brown? .5 PPR

    Oh no, it's definitely not - but thanks a lot for your perspective. I'm really at 50/50 right now.
  7. It's really, really close for sure - but based on the other options on offense I'll go Fournette as well (especially after the Lee injury). Just seems to be a better guarantee for touches regardless of game script.
  8. Keep 1 - Elliott or Brown? .5 PPR

    I definitely agree in general - though Brown would probably be the one WR I'd make an exception for. Since you have to start 3 WR's that also props Brown's value up a bit more in terms of the positional advantage. I hear ya though, ordinarily I'd go RB, just a little nervous about Elliott this year (not sure where I'll be drafting so if I get lucky I may even be able to get either one back).
  9. Keep 1 - Elliott or Brown? .5 PPR

    Agreed that Brown is probably safer given the options in Pittsburgh with Bell/Schuster/Washington to keep defenses honest.
  10. Keep 1 - Elliott or Brown? .5 PPR

    Unfortunately I won't have that luxury - the draft order is determined randomly after the keepers are selected. I guess at this point it's basically a coin flip.
  11. Only a 1 player keeper 10 team league - an extremely tough decision. I was leaning Elliott all Summer until the recent news about his offensive line coupled with the uninspiring supporting cast led me to where I am now, a toss up between Elliott and Brown. We start 3 WR's and 2 RB's with a Flex spot as well.
  12. Trade A.Brown for Barkley?

    In a redraft I'd stick with the safety of Brown, but in a keep 3 (particularly one where you also have OBJ and Michael Thomas) I'd definitely go for it with the upside of Barkley given their respective ages and positional need. If you can grab a solid RB at pick 7 you'll have excellent balance this year as well. Another key is that you only have to start 2 WR's. Get Barkley.
  13. Chris Sale 2018 Outlook

    That was from two days ago.
  14. Dylan Cease - SP CHC

    Definitely not this season: https://www.milb.com/milb/news/chicago-white-sox-shut-down-right-hander-dylan-cease/c-291759766
  15. Chris Sale 2018 Outlook

    Once again demeaning/belittling a legitimate point of view based on a full season's worth of analysis and available information on how the organization has planned to handle Sale this season as well as actual recent comments made by both the manager and GM that hardly reflect the perspective of an organization "worried sick" about him. I have no issue whatsoever with those who have a polar opposite point of view, in fact I welcome it as healthy debate/discussion is great for everyone to access many different perspectives and draw their own reasonable conclusions based on all available information. What I do take issue with are those who attempt to control the discussion by demeaning those who have sincerely held beliefs/perspectives that differ from their own, especially when those individuals lay out in detail how and why they've come to the conclusion they hold. Even in this case, if the Red Sox are indeed manipulating the DL rules to rest Sale as much as possible before the playoffs, it may end up being smart (even though I wouldn't agree with it). It would hardly be a "grand conspiracy" to try and do what they feel is best for the organization this season and long term using all available methods. I respect the opposite and completely legitimate point of view that you (as well as several others in this thread) have and you may very well be right on the money. Please respect mine. Thank you.