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  1. Odell Beckham Jr. 2018 Outlook

    1. I know what Hopkins is all about - I would probably take him over OBJ myself. 2. I think the emergence of Shepard and Engram are way overblown. It's not uncommon for 2nd and 3rd option guys to show out in the absence of the team's #1 - just ask Juju who looked like the one of the best WRs in league in weeks 15 and 16 last year and then completely disappeared once AB returned for the playoff game against the Jags. Despite being the No. 1 option last year Shepard still put up 7 duds in 11 games. It's not like the Giants were any good with Shepard and Engram last year, the offense stunk. 3. With regards to viewing the past, that's often the best way to indicate future success if at least a few things remain the same. OBJ still has the same QB as he has in the past and his past was stellar. Shurmur's recent past also indicates that his offense can support multiple weapons running and passing even though he won't need to because the disparity between OBJ and the other options are much greater than the talent variance between the Viks receivers. 4. As I've said before if Barkley poses a threat to opposing defenses could help OBJ especially in play action. If the line is improved that's a 2-way street; yes they'll have a better rushing attack, but Eli will also have more time to let passing plays develop down the field which is perfect for OBJ.
  2. Odell Beckham Jr. 2018 Outlook

    I don't know what would lead you to this assumption unless you are projecting a drastic change in OBJ's production this year from the previous 4 years. Other than AB he's been arguably the most reliable WR in the league on a week to week basis and has averaged over 20 pts per game in PPR with only 1 200+ yard outlier (42.4 fan pts) pulling the average up. Again these guys are both mega-studs, but I'm just trying to make a few statistic points for conversation's sake.
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. 2018 Outlook

    Odell has 19 100+ yd games in 47 games played over the last 4 years (40%). Hopkins has 16 100+ yd games in 63 games played over the last 4 years (25%). While it's not nearly true that Hopkins pads his stats with 1-2 great games a year like another top 5 projected wideout who shall remain nameless, it is clear that Odell has produced good games a little more frequently than Hopkins has. Even with Watson last year Hopkins only produced 100+ yards 2 times in 7 games (28%). We can't let OBJ completely off the hook here because he has missed 16 games over the last 4 years compared to Hopkins who has missed only one game, which was after the fantasy season. If you're going to take OBJ over Watson it's probably because you remember that Odell is the type of player who if things are going his way a la his first two years in the league that he has 110/1700/16 potential and the ability to string together 5-6 weeks in a row with 25 fantasy points in PPR.
  4. Jerick McKinnon 2018 Outlook

    At what point does this guy's ADP drop to the rest of the guys with either warts whose upsides are just that they are likely to be on the right side of a committee ala Henry, Ingram, R. Freeman? His ADP is still above LeSean McCoy for crying out loud.
  5. Most Common Players in 2018 Finals?

    At the risk of turning this thread into a warzone the Josh Gordon inclusion makes little sense to me from a fantasy perspective. The only conclusion that you can really make is that savvy football players had him on their team and also happened to make the championship game, bc Gordon had absolutely nothing to do with them winning playoff games or even making the playoffs.
  6. Odell Beckham Jr. 2018 Outlook

    In fairness he said he was hoping they signed a guard and moved flowers over last year, neither of which happened last year but did happen this year. I don't think anyone disagrees that their O-line should be much improved even if Hernandez doesn't play at a pro-bowl level out of the box. And yes he is a Giants homer, but dammit he's OUR Giants homer!
  7. Odell Beckham Jr. 2018 Outlook

    Really? I could have sworn that's what you live for
  8. Andrew Luck 2018 Outlook

    Last year we were forced to face the scary reality of what happens when the best QBs in the league don't play: Rodger, Luck, Watson all got hurt (Wentz late) and the old guard of top QBs decline or change game plans; Brees helms a team that runs first in the red zone and we're still mourning the loss of Peyton Manning from a fantasy perspective where not only was he elite, but made 4-5 players on his team legit every year. For the sake of watching good football and deepening the pool of playable fantasy players let's hope Luck makes a full recovery and is back to playing very soon.
  9. DJ Moore 2018 Outlook

    The part that has been overlooked by Moore detractors is the fact he's better than Funchess. He's much more of Ted Ginn type that Cam has rewarded in the past. You get open, you get targets.
  10. Derrius Guice 2018 Outlook

    In the same vein Jamaal Charles wasn't fully recovered from his injury in 2016 and despite all indications pointing to him being ready to go to start the season he didn't play until October, played 3 games and totaled 14 touches on the year. Training camp speak usually goes the other way, hinting that everyone will be ready to go week 1 even if that's not true. For Thompson to say he won't be 100% until November seems pretty damning to me.
  11. Amari Cooper 2018 Outlook

    Rather than catching bricks to improve his hands this offseason Amari Cooper has allegedly done most of his offseason training at Olive Garden, bulking up to 225 lbs against what you think would be common sense. This tells me what I already suspected; that Amari Cooper had trepidations about contact.
  12. Taywan Taylor 2018 Outlook

    I don't think I can give attention to a 4th receiving option on a run-first team that has struggled to support even 2 receivers with production at the same time. Rishard Matthews is the only WR in a Mariota offense to even eclipse 60 catches.
  13. Deshaun Watson 2018 Outlook

    Preface: Watson is being kept in all of my leagues so I won't have this opportunity. In a 6 pt passing TD league I'd be thinking hard about Watson in the 4th, possibly even late 3rd round. I don't value guys like Alex Collins, Drake, or Ajayi much more than I do Ingram, Freeman, Penny, Michel, or R. Jones, which can be had a round later. Watson showed last year that he has the ability to win you weeks, and if healthy, a championship. If you're going to adhere to the late-QB strategy then use that late QB as his backup to hedge. There are plenty of RB committees in the NFL to give yourself good options and opportunities to be had on the waiver wire, but very few QBs that can score the points that Watson can.
  14. Austin Hooper 2018 Outlook

    So you're telling us his pitiful TE17 performance last season came after a summer of doing one-on-one drills with Ryan? If I wasn't passing before I sure am now.
  15. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    The Hard Knocks excuse while annoying to the Browns, who have shown incredible patience with Gordon, is much less scary from a fantasy perspective than the alternative; that the idea of being with his team and around a structured football environment is an unmanageable situation for him.