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  1. NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 7

    Justin Hardy, WR Atl: Injuries to Calvin Ridley (leg) and Mo Sanu (hip) opened up playing time. Quietly saw 7 targets, and figures to be leaned on again opposite Julio Jones should both starters sit next weekend.
  2. Corey Clement 2018 Outlook

    With the extended time off prior to their next game, it would seem that now would be the opportune time to acquire a more established veteran rusher (if the plan is to outsource), however Clement would certainly hold RB2 value the RoS should they opt to stay in house.
  3. Do I Accept This Trade?

    I wouldn't either. Crowell can't be trusted on a consistent basis since he falls victim of the Jets game script. You seem to have a surplus of receivers, however Foreman is your only reserve rusher (coming off Achilles injury). Ingram has the potential to be a top 10 rusher on a high-powered Saints offense. If you can flip Crowell and Sanders for one of those wideouts, I'd pursue that (or something similar) instead. Hope this helps!
  4. 2018 Buy Low / Sell High Thread

    Buy Low Chris Ivory: Rumors of McCoy being dealt; would promote Ivory to a starters role where he's had past success. DJ Moore: Should continue to see his usage rise. Perhaps the best playmaking receiver on the Panthers roster Robbie Anderson: Faced Darius Slay, Xavien Howard, Denzel Ward, and Jalen Ramsey (4 of the top CB) early on. Production should jump (as was the case last week) with a lighter schedule on tap. Jameis Winston: Looked rusty in mop-up work against Chicago prior to the bye. Has weapons galore and faces soft schedule against the pass over the next several weeks. A struggling Tampa defense will promote plenty of opportunity. Keenan Allen: Peppered with targets consistently on a pass-first offense. Buy low if someone is scared off by his 1 total score on the year. Sell High Jordy Nelson: OAK passing game is un-predictible week to week. Coming off consecutive scoring weeks. Age is a factor Corey Clement/Wendell Smallwood: Eagles have been looking to outsource for a more established lead rusher. These guys hold the lead chair now, however maybe not for long Isaiah Crowell: Coming off a game of 200+ total yards, his stock will never be higher. Typical game script won't see the Jets playing with a lead/running clock. Calvin Ridley: Scores have inflated his fantasy numbers, however he has only topped 4 grabs once in a week. Splitting snaps/targets with Sanu behind Jones. Worth it to push in if an owner is willing to pony up. Marshawn Lynch: Battling multiple injuries (hip & abdomen), while on the wrong side of 30 years of age. Take away his blow-up game against Cleveland, he's averaging a meager 3.5 YPC. Non-factor in the passing game; often scripted out of the second half (in favor of Richard). Plenty of red-flags here.
  5. I would say Clement is the easy choice here, if only they weren't looking to outsource for a more established rusher (McCoy, D Johnson, Bell, T Coleman). If we remove that potential caveat, then Clement is the far better runner, and has good hands to also contribute well in the passing game. It will be interesting to see Hines usage with a healthy Mack back in the backfield mix. They should split carries evenly (I would think) with Turbin being used on passing downs (as he is the better blocker). Indys backfield situation is one that I'd personally avoid. Clement comes with greater risk, since his value could deflate in a hurry if one of the aforementioned names is acquired, but the reward is also much higher if they do not.
  6. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    You and Grid Assassin budding rivalry is wildly entertaining to follow. I feel like this is the promotional hype lead-up to a PPV prize fight. Props in the sig for life is high stakes! FWIW, Keep in mind that Cohen's RB28 rank in our scoring system is also weighing into account him already having a bye week, which most the names ranked above him have not yet. If you add another week of his average, 14 - 15 pt, then he is more of the RB15. Thats my two cents....now as you were....
  7. NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 6

    Deep League Dart Throws Kapri Bibbs, RB Wsh: With AP nursing a potential dislocated shoulder, and Chris Thompson exiting with a rib injury during the latter stage of last nights game, Bibbs could go from third string to every down back against Carolina this Sunday. Niles Paul, TE Jax: With ASJ nursing a core muscle injury (till at least week 14), Paul will occupy the lead chair at tight end for the Jags. Bortles looked for his way 9 times against the Chiefs, as he converted seven of those targets into catches. That volume won't sustain, however he could add sneaky value at an extremely shallow tight end position. Maurice Harris, WR Wsh: Spoke him up last week and he laid an egg, however his role may continue to grow with Josh Doctson, and now fellow starting wideout Paul Richardson hobbled. Kyle Juszczyk, RB SF: With Matt Breida highly doubtful to play, Juszczyk should see an uptick in snaps, and be heavily targeted in the passing game against a motivated Green Bay squad. Cameron Brate, TE TB: Brate continues to be a RZ favorite of Jameis Winston, and will pick up extra snaps with OJ Howard still sidelined. There is a good chance he finds the end-zone in what is likely to be a high scoring affair against defensively inept Atlanta Chad Kelly, QB Den: How many losses are the Broncos willing to endure before giving Kelly, who many view as Denver's quarterback of the future, an opportunity? Josh Reynolds, WR LAR: Could elevate to a prominent role in the Rams high octane offense should both Kupp and Cooks fail to clear concussion protocol. Brett Maher, PK Dal: After missing his first kick of the season, Maher has converted each of his last 11 field goal opportunities. With Dallas struggling to find the end zone, he should continue to be the fantasy benefactor of the Cowboys stalled drives.
  8. NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 5

    Heres a deep league dart throw (for at least one week): Maurice Harris, WR Wsh: Expected to draw the start for the Skins if Doctson sits, in a game against the Saints that could see Alex Smith chucking the rock quite a bit. There hasn't been a receiver on Washington that has truly stepped up thus far, so he could certainly enter the conversation for additional playing time with a good showing here (plus he has always been coaches favorite). Might be worth a speculative add
  9. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Howard simply isn't a great fit for Nagy's scheme. However as stated above, coaches don't strategize to accommodate fantasy owners and the uptick in the Bears offensive production speaks for itself. Last year they would load the line of scrimmage and use Howard to wear down opposing defenses. With little available in the passing game (Tanner Gentry and Markus Wheaton...ugh), they truly had no alternative option other than to run, run, run. This year, with more skilled position players, (and a more creative play caller) they are not playing to Howards strength, which is the aforementioned smash mouth attack. Teams have routinely out-personelled the Bears in the trenches, leaving him with little space to maneuver. He doesn't have the instant acceleration of a Tarik Cohen to get around the edge or elusively miss defenders that penetrate the line and is/will continue to getting stopped for minimal gains. Think DeMarco Murray last season with the Eagles (before erupting the following year with the Titans). Its of no fault to Howard, but this scheme is just not built for his skill set. I think as the weather turns we should see less pass attempts, and subsequently more Howard by default, however my takeaway is that Nagy will continue to rotate both backs based on opposition strength/weakness. There's little evidence that the YPC will improve, so his value will almost certainly be tied to volume. I am selling my JH shares where I can. Nagy's creativeness bodes well for Chicago, just not for Jordan.
  10. NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 5

    Another deeper league add Ryan Switzer, WR PIT: Seems to have leapfrogged James Washington on the Steelers depth chart. Being used all over the field (pass game, rush attack, & special teams). Received 7 targets a week ago, and should see high volume again in an expected shootout with the Falcons this weekend. Under the radar add, especially in leagues that score return yards.
  11. De'Lance Turner 2018 Outlook

    Collins fumbling issues were enough to see him benched occasionally during parts of of 2017. However, when he wasn't fumbling he was churning out chunks of yardage. That isn't the case this year as his YPC has dropped to a mediocre 3.5. The fumbling issues have also mitigated the trust to feed him at the goal-line. Couple all those factors with an expiring contract, and a knee injury that has him questionable, and I think opportunity could quickly come-a-knockin' for Turner.
  12. NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 5

    For Deeper Leagues Check out these Week 5 waiver options: David Moore, WR Sea: Brandon Marshall's snaps are rumored to be getting scaled back, which would result in the highly talented Moore getting more run on offense. De'Lance Turner, RB Bal: Harbaugh voiced his frustration with Collins coughing up the football on Sunday night, which has been an ongoing issue throughout his career. Collins lackluster YPC, in conjunction with his tendency to putting the ball on the ground could open up some playing time for Turner. Tyler Kroft, TE Cin: He takes over for Tyler Eifert who is done for the year after suffering that gruesome ankle injury. He has existing rapport with Dalton, and has shown well in spirts while filling in for the incumbent a season ago. Zach Pascal, WR Colts: With Hilton likely highly questionable on a short week, Pascal should continue to see a hefty amount of targets, after Luck looked his way 10 times against Houston , Thursday night against the Patriots. The Colts running game is non-existent, and Pascal offers a big body, with reliable hands that presents a solid RZ target. Ed Dickson, TE Sea: Will Dissly season ending injury means that Dickson will become the primary pass catching tight end once cleared from IR. He is expected to return when first eligible beginning Week 7. Worth a stash Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR GB: Allison is highly questionable after suffering a concussion in week 4, while Randall Cobb will miss at least one more week. Valdes-Scantling didn't show particularly well this past Sunday, but should see volume as the likely starter across from Davante Adams this Sunday.
  13. M Ryan for me.... Bucs are on the road after a short week and face a strong Bears pass rush on enemy soil. Falcons will be playing with a chip after last weeks close division loss to the Saints. Start Matty-Ice with confidence here!
  14. I might be in the minority, but I actually would favor the Woods side in the deal. Julio's value is tied into name/perception. Fact of the matter is that Atlanta is spreading the ball around more than in years past with the infusion of Ridley. Woods leads the leagues top offense in targets thus far, and has a strong/growing rapport with Goff. In any given week would it shock you if Woods outscored Jones? Not really. Duke Johnson's value is tied into game scripting, notably when the Browns are playing from a larger deficit, which has not been the case with a stronger supporting cast this year (unlike '17). Lewis receives early down work regardless of game script, giving him greater value between those two. I would also take Zeurlein over Gore (marginal parts should really not hold up a deal regardless), as he should pay dividends in the latter part of the season. Vetoing based on opinions could really hinder a leagues integrity. Just my two cents, but I don't see any reason this move was shut down.
  15. Waiver Wire - Week 4

    Is it too early to start talking about scooping Dont'a Foreman? Miller looked adequate through the first two weeks, but last weeks showing against the G-Men was dreadful (10 carries for 10 yards). With a healthy Foreman offering more explosiveness, I'd expect at least a timeshare at worst awaiting Dont'a, who will have fresh legs, once activated beginning in week 7.
  16. Waiver Wire - Week 4

    For those in deeper leagues, heres a name you may want to put on your radar: Keke Coutee, WR Hou: Ellington to the IR opens up playing time. Set to return from hamstring injury. Should also contribute on S/T for leagues that reward returns.
  17. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Yeah, I am well aware of how bad it was. I also had Glennon as my QB2 in the same league ( to begin the year)....Not sure what I was drinking that lead me to believe that owning multiple Bears skill position players on my roster was a good idea Would you forecast less overall touches ? Better team, playing with a lead with greater regularity (more offensive possessions), in addition to a strong defense,would all seemingly translate toward a similar workload to that of '17. Thoughts?
  18. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    Agreed....the combination of an improved supporting cast, a larger role in the passing game and a rock solid O-Line all suggest solid fantasy goodies are awaiting . I made the mistake of chasing Bears receivers a year ago (20 team league; K Wright, Wheaton, T Gentry all on my roster at various points...yuck). A-Rob and Burton give opposing defenses a bit more to think about, which will certainly open up more rushing lanes. Call me crazy but I see the Bears as viable NFC contenders in the North.
  19. Very Solid Team overall... If I can nit-pick a-little.....I am not a fan of the Lynch pick...With an Oakland team, whose outlook is declining by the day, I think "Beast Mode" will struggle to put up consistent numbers in a RBBC time share. Bailey needs to be replaced following his release as well. I do think that Kirk, Wilkins and Enunwa are solid bench adds, whose stock could soar in-season. Hunt, Garoppolo, Johnson, JJSS and Burton are all players I covet. Good job!
  20. DEEP League pickup help. WHIR

    I'd lean Dorsett, at least to begin the year with Edelman serving the suspension. You may be more inclined as to snag a RB cuff in hopes of an early season injury to a starter, and use that piece as an asset to acquire a better WR. However as it stands, and if trading for a more established WR is out of the question, I would rank (of this list): Dorsett Enunwa Grant Williams The top three are locked into starting positions on their respective rosters, which give them the edge over Williams. Dorsett has the best option throwing to em' Hope this helps!
  21. Marquise Goodwin 2018 Outlook

    I don't think there will be much, if any, impact on Goodwin's value. Possibly a few more swing/screen passes to him, but as a primary deep threat, the majority of targets left on the table from McKinnon's loss will probably go towards Trent Taylor, Breida and Garcon if I had to speculate.
  22. John Brown 2018 Outlook

    Brown certainly is one of my favorite bounce back players this year. Targeting him in the 7 - 9 rounds of my 20 team draft While its a bit unnerving that Flacco completed just 31% of his passes over 15 yards in 2017, Brown provides a greater vertical threat than any Raven receive from a season ago (an aging M Wallace didn't do him any favors). Flacco will continue to take shots down the field, and Brown should be on the receiving end of the lions share of them. Health permitting (so far so good, which included that spectacular grab against the Colts), I think he could emerge as the most productive fantasy wideout on the Ravens roster. Can anyone report if he is expected to serve as Baltimores primary punt returner?
  23. Kareem Hunt 2018 Outlook

    Agree on both of the above philosophies. I think if Hunt went down Williams could certainly be used on passing downs, however no doubt that Ware would get the lions share of early down and goal-line work...That is plenty valuable insurance policy to carry. That said, if a league offers ample bench spots, utilizing them to hoard the cuffs to the more injury risk - high profile rushers is a smart play, that could provide season alternating production and/or future valued trade assets.
  24. 2018 Commissioner's Corner

    Its amazing that people would rather circumvent the rules to try to win, rather than just put the effort and follow the rules to win organically. Can't be self-satisfying to have a tainted victory. I enjoy the thrill of competition rather than the taste of victory (though the combination of the two is certainly gratifying). I like matching whits against people that know what they are doing so, if I do win, it feels much more rewarding. Glad you guys were able to remedy the situation, and hopefully the last 17 years have run much more smooth. As someone that runs a league entering year 14, I know how hard it is to captain a successful ship for that long of time frame. GL this season
  25. Christian Kirk 2018 Outlook

    Already possessing value in standard leagues, this guy will be a monster in leagues that reward Kick Returns. Expect him to separate himself from Chad Williams in the battle for snaps oppose Fitzgerald as the season progresses. Love the upside here! I'm buying!