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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. Commissioner's Corner - 2018 Edition

    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
  9. 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!
  10. Who to drop for Morris?

    ^ Agreed. Gallup has serious upside however is merely a stash for the first few weeks until his role in the offense is defined. I think he could surpass Shepard in terms of value as the season progresses, but at this moment he'd be the least valuable asset Garcon should be peppered by Jimmy G early and often, and with Goodwins track record of past concussions could become an even bigger target monster as the season progresses if/when Marquise gets popped again. He should also see a few more looks with McKinnon out of the passing game mix. Shepherd is no greater than third (or potentially 4th based on Barkley's use in the passing game) in targets for the G-Men. He may be a future drop, but at least is an established starter currently Clement is a solid stash. Hope this helps!
  11. Currently looking to fill 2 vacancies in a 14 year deep 20 team redraft league. Extremely competitive atmosphere. Unique Scoring emphasizes importance to each starting position (which includes PK and DST). Instant Messenger allows for daily owner interaction. Custom graphics adds to personalized team experience. High volume of trading. Seeking passionate/personable/proactive owners who eat, breathe and sleep fantasy football. Must have strong depth of player knowledge and enjoy engaging/communicating with fellow league mates regularly. Will be vetting those interested with hopes of filling the spots within the next 7 days. PM if interested (try to include any past history/achievements). Will share expanded league details/settings/scoring upon request/contact. Draft Date 9/3 @ 8 PM EST (Snake Draft W/Pick Trading) Starting Line-Up QB RB WR WR WR TE WR/RB WR/TE PK DEF 7 Bench Platform MFL
  12. Here is the gist of the league scoring: Offense 1. .5 PPR 2. 20 yards receiving = 1 PT 3. 10 yards rushing = 1 PT 4. 50 yards passing = 1 PT 5. 10 completions = 1 PT 6. Each TD = 6 PT 7. 2 Pt Conversions = 2 Pts 8. DST Shutout = 10 pts 1-7 PA = 7 Pts 8-14 PA = 3 Pts 15-21 PA = 0 Pts 22-28 PA = -3 29-35 PA = -7 36 PA+ = -10 Sacks = 1.5 Safeties = 2 Blocked XP = 1 Blocked FG = 2 Blocked Punt = 2 INT = 2 FF = 1 FF w/ Recovery = 2 9. S/T 1 pt per 20 PR yards 1 pt per 50 KR yards 10 Pts per KR or PR TD FG is interesting.....(distance of kick determines pt total) .10 Pt per Yard (10 yard FG = 1 PT; 55 yard FG = 5.5 Pt) However the same is adverse from distance down (10 yard miss = -5; 50 yard miss = -1) XP = 1 PT .....Still looking for those interested
  13. Too much for Marte?

    Wow, seemed like that offer would be equally beneficial. Nimmo certainly makes for a nice keeper heading into next year. Muncy is at the height of his value but with multi position eligibility, and the uptick in power, is also a nice piece to have in tow (even to flip to a current contender). Did your counterpart identify who he would be inclined to trade for/offer a counter. Makes negotiations easier its a two way street and not just a one sided negotiation. Fair offer for sure...Wish ya luck.
  14. Foltynewicz vs. Gonzalez (WHIR)

    I'd go Folty and not think twice. Blue Jays are cumulatively hitting a dismal .236. Expect Mike to rebound from last weeks hiccup and mow em down tonight!
  15. Rank these 4 SP ROS in Roto

    in Roto I would actually put Bieber atop the list. His 80 grade control, in addition to playing for an Indians team that should lend plenty of run support, should play up in a Roto-format. I'd probably go Freeland or Tanaka (toss-up) after that and lastly Arrieta (the K-rate doesn't impress). Hope that helps
  16. Pablo Lopez, SP MIA

    PABLO LOPEZ, SP MIA 6'3 200 LBS Age: 22 '18 Stats (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp; AA) 8 Starts ERA: 0.62 WHIP: 0.87 OPP AVG: .184 K:BB: 51/8 Figured this guy has dominated long enough to finally receive his own thread. Lopez was considered more-or-less a throw in on the David Phelps trade a season ago, however he has emerged as the best of the four player haul received by the Marlins. A Tommy John survivor, Lopez plays off a solid three pitch mix (fastball/change/slider) including a heater that he can dial up to 97 mph. The change is his best secondary offering, however he is more than capable of throwing all his arsenal for strikes. After a minor tweak to his mechanics in mid 2017, his control took big steps forward, as he posted a 2.18 ERA & 32/7 K:BB during 8 second half starts after moving to the FSL, showing an improved K-rate. The Marlins thought enough to place him on their 40 man roster, protecting him from Rule 5 selection, and he quickly rewarded their faith by holding his own against MLB regulars spanning an impressive pre-season, which included a March 7 outing where he sat down Astros regulars Brian McCann and Carlos Correa on strikes during back-to-back innings. The start of his '18 campaign, following a promotion to AA, was slightly derailed when he was hit on his throwing arm by a line drive in early April, but since returning he has been nothing short of dominant. Through eight starts (43 2/3 IP) he has allowed a mere 3 earned runs to cross the plate, with an impressive 51:8 punch out to walk ratio, and a minuscule 0.62 ERA and .087 WHIP. At 22 years (which he just turned in March) he is age appropriate for the level, and may even add a few more wrinkles as he continues to mature physically. His 6'3 200lb frame suggests a capable innings eater. With not much blocking his path, and with Miami prepared to audition its youth during the second half of a rebuilding season (along with his existing 40 man roster placement), it wouldn't surprise me to see Lopez toeing the rubber in South Beach before the '18 campaign concludes. Definitely a name to put on the prospect radar and worth a speculative add in dynasty leagues that could ultimately pay dividends.
  17. You could certainly do worse than having Escobar as the next man up at SS in the interim while you figure out a long term fix.
  18. David Fletcher

    Once perceived as simply a utility bat, there is now talk (following a strong first half) that if you squint real hard (and shoot for the stars) that Fletcher possesses the makings of a Dustin Pedroia starter kit. Probably overly optimistic but I'm intrigued to see how this kid performs at the big league level!
  19. Enyel De Los Santos - SP, SD

    Agreed....As a Enyel owner, I would think that his gaudy 2018 numbers, in addition to his proximity to a major league call-up, would warrant carrying a bit more hype than he presently does. The fastball was always his calling card, hitting the mid-90's, but the change-up, slider and curve have all made strides this year, creating softer contact & more swing and miss. He has ramped up his innings count in recent weeks, tossing at least 7 quality innings in each of his last three outings. If he isn't clearly on the fantasy radar now, he certainly will be once he gets promoted, which should be in the not-so-distant future. All-in-all not bad for a guy that was not-so-long ago written off as a bullpen arm and only cost the Phils Freddy Galvis
  20. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

    David Fletcher (Angels SS) is on his way to Anaheim.
  21. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    6 Multi hit games.....73.3% Hard Contact Rate.......531 AVG...5 HR....11 RBI.....Not a bad first 11 days of June for Mr Martinez!
  22. Last Rotation Spot

    Its more-so my expectation of what a lethal Astros offense can do, seeing Mengden for second time. Of the offenses that your arms are up against, I put Houston atop that list, and for that reason (in addition to a 0-4, 6.23 lifetime mark against the Stros) I am putting DM at the bottom of this list
  23. Last Rotation Spot

    I'd go: Guerra Godley Stras Mengden Guerra is rolling, coming in fresh off three straight QS. K/BB is 15:1 during that span, including his recent solid outing against a powerful Cleveland lineup. With 2 starts to accumulate stats, including Mondays tilt against the Cubs who he sports a 1.80 career ERA against, he is who I would roll out first. Godley has a chance to rebound against a woeful Mets offense, making him second.
  24. Thoughts on this trade

    I'd prefer side one. I'm expecting Rizzo to have a strong second half.
  25. Dynasty: Rosario or Berríos?

    All day. Rosario's typically low OB% still scares me, and he is more a peaks and valley guy throughout the year. Berrios has shown the ability to pitch deep into games, which pads your QS count, and coupled with your need for pitching, I would take this and run