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  1. Newton just hasn’t been accurate on a lot of his throws when he has been in there lately. Him playing poorly because he’s hurt is one thing, but poor accuracy isn’t gonna win many games. I drafted Newton expecting him to come out this year and be a force. He didn’t deliver at all, and watching him throw and miss guys was painful. Allen looks like a better passer right now.
  2. It’s a coin flip... I guess I could see the Eagles getting up, and then giving Sanders the work to build confidence and work on ball security. Or they could ride Howard up the gut the entire second half. Flip a coin and let me know... Fact is, Eagles want to use all their backs, and will try to keep them all involved. They might ride the hot hand, or they might stick to pregame planning unless fumbles happen. Fantasy RB’s are becoming harder to gauge every year. It’s becoming more luck to getting a good stable of rb’s, than it is research.
  3. I think it will go back and forth all year on which RB gets the better game. Teams trying to follow the Patriots blue print. Eagles already said, they want to use all backs. I have Miles Sanders in all my leagues, and I’m not starting him with any confidence currently. Coin flip on which RB gets the touches.
  4. I think this turns into full patriots type backfield with every week a different back putting up the points. The bright side to Darrel is the injury risk of Shady and Damien. If you feel there is a higher probability of one of those guys getting injured, you hold Darrel. If you feel McCoy and Damien will both remain healthy, then you drop Darrel. I’m holding him unless a gem pops up on the wire that I feel I have to have. Every year, a few backs emerge as huge assets for teams down the stretch. No idea of knowing now which guys those are right now, but I have a few potential tickets on my bench, hoping at least one hits going into playoffs. Darrel COULD possibly be one of those guys.
  5. Year 2 under Pettine’s defense and it’s starting to take off. Offense is still learning LaFleur’s playbook and schemes. It’s been said that the defense playing well is allowing the offense to learn at a good pace and to catch up to the defense. Every week, the offense should progress and get better. Rodgers has been given the green light to change some plays at the line if the defense gives him something. I know nfl is about winning games and that doesn’t always translate to fantasy, where we want fantasy studs. I feel LaFleur is just happy with the W’s and doesn’t care about our fantasy teams. However, I feel as the season goes, and the playbook opens up, we will see studs emerge. MVS taking off will open Adams up more. The solid running and solid defense will open up play action pass. Hopefully, LaFleur has wrinkles in his playbook that schemes Adams open, that he hasn’t yet shown. Rodgers still wants a shot at MVP, so no way he sits still and dink’s, dunks, and hands off all season for W’s. I’m not expecting top 5 out of Adams this year, maybe not even top 10. But he will have some big games and become more stable as the season wears on. I knew this when drafting him as my wr1 passing on Julio, I owned Julio last 2 years and didn’t want that this year. As of now, it looks like a mistake, but I’m certainly not panicking.
  6. I hope AB destroys the Patriots from within. They deserve that with all their cheating over the years... Extremely fishy how everything played out so quickly and how quickly he was signed... tampering??? AB is a head case, but calling his GM a racist name and threatening to punch him, seems too far fetched from his usual mental health issues. Looks more like he was trying to force his release to get to the Pats. I used to to like the patriots, before all their scandals trying to do anything to get rings. What good is it to get rings with asterisks next to them??? So what happens when BB game plans a heavy run scheme against an opponent and AB doesn’t get many passes? Or are the Pats gonna force him 10 throws a game no matter what, to keep him happy, in which they will be playing by AB’s rules? If brown doesn’t freak out and attack everyone when he’s unhappy, it will be telling how bad he wanted to be on the patriots...
  7. Rodgers looked very rusty and wasn’t reading the field well. The Bears defense is very tough, and in the backfield all night. Every year, the first week is ugly for a lot of teams. Adams will definitely put up numbers this season.
  8. If they run Jackson over 10 times a game, he won’t make it to the end of the season... Kamara wasn’t supposed to do much his rookie year, but he exploded. Every year, late round players come from nowhere, and take off. We see 1st round picks do nothing and are out of the league in no time. Hill may not reach top 20 this year, or maybe be he does. We won’t know till after the season. I slept on Kamara when he was a rookie, now I look hard at any player that possibly could replicate his first year performance, at late round picks. Hill is one of those guys for me this year, Sanders, and Thompson are others. Maybe neither do much for me than rb3 with occasional rb2 weeks, but I would hate that feeling of sleeping on them, and one took off this year on someone else’s team. The heaviest running team in the league, could easily support 2 fantasy relevant backs. I stand by my assessment that if Jackson runs over 10 times a game, he won’t make it to the end of the season in one piece. This isn’t college, and the current NFL landscape has switched to faster linebackers than when Vick was running wild. I like Jackson, and don’t want to see him running so much, cuz I know all it takes is one play, and he could be done for the season after getting hit the wrong way. I’ve lost a lot of QB’s in fantasy from getting injured while running.
  9. Kamara was a rookie with Ingram in the backfield. Kamara was fantasy gold. Im not saying lighting will strike twice, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see Ingram and Hill putting up good numbers in fantasy. Ravens ran the ball somewhere around 550 times last year. I can’t imagine Ingram toting even 250, which leaves 300 carries between Jackson, Hill, and others. On top of receiving work, which I don’t think Ingram will soak up many targets. Jackson wants to prove he’s a passing QB, and preserve his body, so I can’t imagine him running more than 6-8 times a game, unless D’s are gonna give him running lanes all day long. That leaves a lot of touches on the table for Hill, if he can be productive with them.
  10. Those on the field should get paid. If you are injured, you aren’t helping the team. They still get their base pay and any bonuses they hit before injury. Maybe workout bonuses, and team meeting/mentoring bonuses. They do have some performance based incentives on some players contracts, so yes, being pulled before benchmark could be an issue, but we already have players with benchmark incentives and I don’t recall those being an issue so far. Either the player doesn’t come close to it, or they blow past it. It would definitely need a lot of work to balance properly, but at this point, the current system is crap, so either keep cobbling the current one, or sandbox the performance pay a few years, then start working some form of it in. As with anything that’s a change, majority will hate it, but eventually it turns out better a lot of the time. One thing is for sure, change will always be needed in life, to keep ahead, or we get left behind.
  11. Hunt should not be allowed to be around the team during his suspension. I know the Browns asked the league if the would allow him to be, but have not seen anything yet. Not on being with the team for 8 weeks would greatly impact Hunt’s ability to be much of a factor, other than gadget plays or breather for Chubb. Possibly closing out blow out games, just to get reps. I really see no concern for Hunt negatively affecting Chubb, if anything, his small usage would benefit Chubb by keeping him a little fresher going into the end of the season. 8 weeks is a very long time to be gone from trainers, practice reps, and team bonding, especially when this is a new team. At week 10, players should be in mid season form, which Hunt will not be, especially with his timing.
  12. Looks like Jerry is gonna play hardball now. That’s unless the cowboys open the season 0-2! Lol
  13. Valid argument. Performance pay is Definitely not without its holes. The current pay plan has numerous too.
  14. Source? Odd only 6 weeks, since he doesn’t have to be back till week 10 to get credited with a season, if this is true.