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  1. Brees also spoke highly of Austin Carr a few weeks back. He garnered some helium towards the beginning of last season, and appears to have had an impressive in camp. Feel like the Saints WR rotation is pretty wide open....be interesting to see who steps up. Wouldn't be surprised if Dez ultimately signs there as well. To be continued.....
  2. Deonte Harris, WR NOS.....Another deep dive name. Explosive return specialist who stands to rack up additional offensive snaps with Smith having been ruled OUT, & Ginn playing at less than 100%.
  3. Deep League Dives: Week 3 QB Ryan Tannehill (Week 4): Mariota looked awful tonight...9 sacks ugh. One more bad start from a potential changing of the guard here? Kyle Allen: Cam looks to be more hurt than meets the eye. Allen is capable with a supporting cast of playmakers galore! Taysom Hill: Feel like he can do everything Bridgewater can, but little better Dwayne Haskins: Skins going nowhere fast. A matter of time before his number is called??? Josh Rosen: He can't be any worse than Fitz...can he? RB Jamaal Williams: News of more of an even split what A Jones has his arrow trending up! Ty Johnson: Elevated to the 2nd chair with CJ Anderson release. Explosive playmaker with straight speed. Not too shifty, however possesses solid hands as a pass catcher Chase Edmonds Jordan Wilkins: Oft-injured Mack is hobbled already. Hines would soak up 3rd down, but Wilkins will see early downs if Marlon sits DeAndre Washington: Jacobs is still limited. Figures to get early down work should the rookie sit WR Keelan Doss: Ryan Grant won't keep him on the sidelines for long.....could make an impact as soon as this weekend TJ Jones: Carried an impressive pre-season over into his first regular season showing last week....bump him up if Shepard fails to get cleared, as well as in leagues that reward special team production (PR) Mack Hollins: 8 targets last week....doubling Arcega-Whiteside....Agholor continues to struggle with drops. Sneaky start with Jeffery & D-Jax out for the forseeable future. Steven Sims: Speedster could be a sneaky gadget player for an offense that is starved for playmakers Deon Cain: Should eventually rise to prominence as the WR2 in Indy Devin Smith: Explosive post-hype sleeper here. Opportunity knocking with Gallup on the shelf Dez Bryant: Expressed interest in making a comeback with whispers about a possible reunion with Dallas. More of a watch at this point Deontae Johnson: Dynamic receiver, who has garnered rave reviews. Out-targeted James Washington last week, while contributing on punt returns. Certainly radar worthy TE Mercedes Lewis: Desperation play if Jimmy Graham sits Jordan Reed: Looked phenomenal in camp prior to sustaining a concussion in the pre-season. While he's healthy...don't blink...he should be within the upper tier of tight end pass catchers. Trending towards returning on Monday night. Ricky Seals-Jones: While Harris is the Njoku replacement receiving the most helium, he is more of a blocker, while Seals-Jones is superior pass catcher. Lance Kendricks: Because Virgil Green is the only option in front of him Josh Oliver
  4. Are you able to trade draft picks leading up to the draft....DJ is the consensus pick, however if your not sold on him 100%, or feel like you could nab comparable value later on....it wouldn't hurt to try to move back in the first round, while upgrading in some of the mid to later rounds. Would allow you to still nab a Kelce type, while also gaining later boosts. I also pick 5 in my draft, and am facing a similar conflict, however there are several RB that I value equally to DJ in that position....so entertaining offers as well currently. GL
  5. Pretty interesting concept....Certainly adds a strategic layer....not sure how much traction something like that would get in my format....Certainly be interesting to send a trade package where my "target" is Sean Payton lol In regards to live draft, I think personalized ranked spread sheets/draft boards are the way to go. I've always built a spreadsheet geared towards the settings of the particular league that I'm drafting, with a deep dive ranking of each position position. Would not use generic rankings since all player values differ based on format. Also helps to construct a draft board, which includes where you theoretically are planning to draft certain players/positions (use corresponding rounds). This is fluid however, and likely to change a bit based on how the particular draft plays out.... many twists and turns could cause detours as players fall or are reached on....however its a good base reference point (for myself anyway) toward my own best-practice of roster construction. Also plan to have a reliable newsfeed nearby during draft proceedings, should there be games in progress while your league is drafting. Selecting a player, who tore his ACL 15 mins prior to your selecting him is a painful lesson learned!
  6. This is an example of why ownership is so important for league growth/success....Don't believe a veto is in order here, as mentioned above, as no collusion exists, however it just shows what happens when some owners are sharks and others are fish swimming in the same pond. A veto due to an owners unawareness to market value, doesn't really solve the core problem (or make that owner comprehend values), which ultimately is "bad" owner. Basically your just prolonging the time until they may make another poor decision. If your objective is to have a competitive environment, the solution seem to be to simply remove that owner who is over their head for someone who is more knowledgeable
  7. Looking to fill single vacancy in a deep competitive 20 team redraft league heading into its 15th season. League Tidbits *Highly Competitive atmosphere with strong emphasis on ownership *Innovative scoring emphasizes importance to each lineup position (ie. DST points for 4th Down stoppages ) *Instant Messenger: Daily interaction via dedicated group chats (Trade, League Innovation, Player News, Smack Talk) & DM. *Custom MFL site & w/custom team graphics adds a personalized franchise flare *Extremely trade centric environment: 100+ trades completed annually Looking for an owner who is passionate & immersed daily in all things football, deep knowledge of player(s)/player values, proactive in roster building (team construction) & likable personality who enjoys networking with fellow league peers Starting Line-Up Settings QB RB WR WR WR TE WR/RB WR/TE PK DEF 7 Bench 3 IR Private message if you believe that you would be a fit . Will be vetting those interested over the next 72 hours. Thanks for your interest!
  8. Reports are that its Chisholm going back to the Fish
  9. Here are some names whose fantasy stocks could significantly elevate based on the change of reliever landscape following tomorrows deadline: Yoan Lopez/Yoshi Hirano, ARI....Whether traded or not, Holland is out of the stoppers role based on declining velocity and poor performance...Lopez is likely to get first crack, however Hirano has been much improved since the beginning of June, and filled in admirably down the stretch for the "Snakes" a year ago. Seth Lugo, NYM....and to a lesser extent Gsellman Aaron Bummer, CHW...has excelled all season long.....Colome has been dangled to contending suitors Jarlin Garcia, MIA (pitched a clean 9th following the Romo trade...command is much improved in 2019)...Anderson has the best "closer stuff", however Mattingly expressed preferring to have more flexibility, rather than using him solely in the 9th. Keone Kela, Pit....Crick could be here too but his spotty command, and Kela's prior closing experience gives Keone the nod if the Bucs move Vazquez Nick Wittgren....or James Karinchak, Cle.... Wittgren for now, while Karinchak is the potential long term answer......That said, it seems less likely with each passing day that the Tribe will move Hand, as they continue to lead the wildcard race and are only two games off the division lead Scott Barlow or Richard Lovelady, KC....If the Royals agree to swallow the majority of Kennedy's salary, or find a financially carefree trade partner, then one of Barlow or Lovelady should be first in line for future save ops Craig Stammen, SD....If Yates is moved, Stammen is a short term replacement, and will be used to bridge the gap until fireballer Andres Munoz gains more major league experience..... Dillon Tate/Miguel Castro/Shawn Armstrong, Bal....Converted starter Hunter Harvey could enter this conversation too later in the season...but its still the O's...so in the end does it really matter??? Joe Jimenez, Det...Has been much better of late, and is near certain to get the first shot in Detroit with Greene likely departing (Phillies are believed to be extremely interested) Tony Watson/Sam Dyson/Trevor Gott/Reyes Moronta.....with Giants reentering the playoff picture, there is a growing sense that Smith will stay put....Dodgers are in play if they move him, while one of the above mentioned quartet would inherit the 9th if he is relocated
  10. Deep(er) Prospect Dives Emerging talents worthy of watch list addition Haven't seen many of the below mentioned previously..... Francisco Alvarez, C NYM Aaron Bracho, SS CLE Jonathan Stiever, SP CHW Seth Corry, SP SF Gabriel Moreno, C TOR Adam Kloffenstein, SP TOR Lewin Diaz, 1B MIA (He's baaaack on the radar..and perhaps better than ever) Noah Song, SP Bos ('19 Amateur Draft) Luis Frias, SP Ari Jonathan Bowlan, SP KC Jairo Pomares, OF SF
  11. There are several variables to where( such as previously mentioned league size, the quality of the seasons projected talent class), its difficult to really answer universally in a vacuum. Personally, in a year where there is a definitive top pick (AP prime days) then I'd be more encouraged to keep the earlier value. If were talking 2019, where the earlier tiers all present similar value, then I'd lean towards acquiring the earlier depth. It maybe worth it to explore expanding your original offer to accompany a mid-late round bump as well (1 + 6 for 2 +3) and add a 10 for your counterparts 8. The early rounds tend to breathe value across the board, but latter rounds, where the talent is more saturated, teams can separate themselves from their competition so getting that bit of surplus value could make a bit of difference. Hope that helps!
  12. Might be more than meets the eye here. The curve and fastball appear to have taken major steps forward. During his last 5 contests he has an elite swinging strike rate of 16.8%, which includes 31 whiffs and only 7 walks. The most recent gem against Boston "Wojo" produced an astonishing 23 swinging strikes, 9 of which came via the curve. Since his promotion he ranks third in swinging strike rate, behind only elite talents Scherzer and Snell. Not to suggest he is close to being in that same class, but if things "clicked", he is certainly worth the investment based on the low/near zero acquisition cost....
  13. Speculating saves at the minor league level often results in disappointment and wasted roster utilization, however, below are some noteworthy relievers to keep tabs on nonetheless: Andres Munoz, SD James Karinchak, Cle Darwinzon Hernandez, Bos (likely eventual transition to pen) Zach Burdi, Chw Ben Bowden, Col Junior Fernandez, STL Gerson Bautista, Sea Jake Newberry, KC Hunter Harvey, Bal (the former top prospect is throwing 100 out of the pen) .....intrigued to hear if anyone else has any additional names to add to this list.
  14. Myself and a fellow owner recently have engaged in a bit of a spat concerning "fair value" (stemming from his offer, and my subsequent counter). We both feel the value the other presented is fairly one-sided. Which offer below would the community consider "fair" value (in a vacuum). 16 Tm/H2H/Points/Dynasty His offer: (his) Joc Pederson, Robbie Ray & Rich Hill for (my) Carlos Carrasco, Jesse Winker, & Joe Ross vs My offer: (my) Carlos Carrasco, Steven Matz, Drew Steckenrider, Luis Oviedo, Rule IV Draft (1.15) for (his) Jack Flaherty, Robbie Ray, Trevor May & Chris Paddack
  15. 16 Team Dynasty/Points/H2H Receive: Javier Baez Aaron Nola Mallex Smith Brent Rooker Gave: Jose Altuve Anthony Rendon Wil Myers Robbie Ray Matthew Boyd Scott Oberg Feedback is welcomed!