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  1. Ezekiel Elliot 2018 Season Outlook

    No I didn’t. I’ve maintained throughout that the offensive line has continued to be dominant, including last year. A slight downtick in their ranking can be attributed to a slight downtick in Tyron Smith’s performance due to injury but they remained young and dominant. Had I been involved in a discussion about why Elliot’s ypc was down last year, the injury/play of Tyron Smith would have been low on the list, and the offensive line play in general wouldn’t have made the list at all. I’d list what you mentioned about Zeke being in game shape, the loss of practice time for him, the continued distraction of his court case, the decline of the weapons around him, and some regression in Dak’s play. So go ahead and answer the questions I listed in the previous post. You do blame the top 5 offensive line for last year? You expect the addition of a 2nd round guard to the line to make it worse? And you now consider Tyron Smith likely to get injured? Yes or no answers will do.
  2. Ezekiel Elliot 2018 Season Outlook

    So to be clear- you expect a guy who has missed 5 games in his career will get hurt again? And that adding a 2nd round pick at guard to a line already ranked in the top 5 will cause that line to deteriorate or possibly further deteriorate (it’s unclear to me if you already see the top 5 line in deterioration mode or if that’s just something you expect to happen). And that the top 5 offensive line is to blame for a full yard lower ypc for Zeke?
  3. Ezekiel Elliot 2018 Season Outlook

    I actually didn’t mention Witten at all in my prognosis as I was discussing the offensive line, not the tight end but it seems you have trouble keeping up with reality. There’s more evidence to this in your opinion that a young, dominant offensive line with continue to deteriorate. And still more evidence that you can’t keep up with reality as you say I’m assuming a lot by assuming that a player who has missed 5 games in his career will enter the season at full strength and is likely to play the season in that capacity. Other than that, good job. If you think the lack of weapons on offense will affect Zeke, or Dak’s ability to throw downfield will affect him, or the stacked boxes will affect him, that’s cool. I can accept that and have taken all those things into account in my opinion of Zeke heading into this season. But acting like the Dallas offensive line play is likely to be worse is nonsense.
  4. Ezekiel Elliot 2018 Season Outlook

    What is this drivel? They have 3 young all Pros returning on the line. There was no Pro Bowler on the line who needs to be replaced. They drafted a young highly rated guard to fill one of the only positions of need. A bit of research would also tell you Tyron Smith played with a back injury and was less than his dominant self last year. Assuming a return to health, the line has a case to be the best in the league again, and if not it will be close to the top.
  5. Best Snake Draft Position 2018 Haven’t a clue who this fella is, but he’s done more research on it this than I have. In his breakdown of 3rd round reversal drafts he says that the best draft positions in traditional snake ppr and standard drafts are 1-2-3 in that order and that they are even more advantageous in ppr.
  6. Corey Davis Season Outlook 2018

    I’m a believer in his talent and have been scooping him up in best balls. Hoping for good health. I feel much better that the new staff will use him more creatively than the boring old staff did.
  7. Corey Davis Season Outlook 2018

    Hamstring injury. I’m sure it affected his overall strength and conditioning as well. He can break tackles. Had some impressive run after catch against the Rams and I remember him shedding/dragging some tacklers against the Chiefs.
  8. Alex Collins 2018 Outlook

    My man if you think Collins’ running style is boring I suggest you take another look at his game.
  9. Jay Ajayi 2018 Season Outlook

    I disagree with a couple things here. First, I doubt Sproles at 35 years old coming off a major injury is a huge part of the offense and if he is he will remain in a role that doesn’t really affect Ajayi’s likelihood to catch balls. The passing down back role will be Clement/Sproles/possibly Pumphrey while Ajayi should be ticketed for the Blount early down role with Clement factoring in a little here. Ajayi caught 16 passes in 10 games while splitting that role with Blount. I can certainly see him catching 2 balls a game now that he get a bigger part of that role. The second thing I disagree with is that Ajayi needs the entirety of Blount’s work to have value. Blount averaged 14.3 carries per game in the early down role prior to Ajayi’s arrival. I’d use that as the absolute floor for Ajayi’s carries. In the 10 games they played together, Ajayi averaged 11.2 carries per game versus 9.3 for Blount. If Jay only picks up half those carries that still get him around 16 carries per game which is 256 for the season. At 4.6 ypc (down from the 5.3 he averaged but up from the 4.4 Blount averaged) that gets him about 1180 yards on the ground. 32 catches for the season at 8 ypr ( career average is 6.9, average with Philly was 10.0) gets him 256 more yards for over 1400 on the season. I agree that getting the goal line role is a big deal for Ajayi as getting double digit tds could really propel his outcome into rb1 territory.
  10. Targets in Rounds 4-7

    Can’t imagine a world where I’d take a 2 down rookie back over Gronk in a ppr league. This guy got majorly lucky that he got Gronk in the 3rd after grabbing Guice over him in the 2nd.
  11. Targets in Rounds 4-7

    Blount had 10 carries inside the 5 for -7 yards and just 1 td. That would explain some the lack of rushing tds. I expect Ajayi will do very well in the early down/goal line role behind that line.
  12. Targets in Rounds 4-7

    A little more on this- that number of pressures is the 5th fewest in the league and the line allowed the second fewest sacks. So that must make for a really good pass blocking grade. Meaning that to be 18th overall despite a good pass blocking grade, that the run blocking grade must have been horrific.
  13. Targets in Rounds 4-7

    Dixon very much is worth a stash though. This team wants to run the ball a ton. There’s room for Collins to get 20 ish touches and another back to get 10-12. The Ravens ran the ball 28.8 times per game last year behind a mediocre run blocking OL. That was 7th in the league and a few teams in fromt of them (Philly Dallas Buffalo Carolina) had qbs that ran the ball so I’m guessing as far as attempts by running backs that’s more like 3rd or 4th most attempts. If the line is at all competent run blocking, that number will increase. Dixon should beat out Buck for the second back role, probably giving him a shot at 10-12 touches per game including some recs and possibly competing for goal line touches. Dixon does have good hands and some power. Collins also has good hands and power as well as significantly more elusiveness, footwork, and creativity as a runner.
  14. Targets in Rounds 4-7

    The answer is that they didn’t trust him at the goal line, in the passing game, or to carry a big load until after the bye. Whether that’s because of the fumbles or his being new to the team, I don’t know. Harbaugh did have some early season comments about his ball security. Check out his game logs after the bye. He averages 20 touches per game and just a shade under 3 receptions per game and scores all 6 of his tds. I remember him scoring a td from the 5 vs GB and getting stuffed at the goal line a couple times vs Cleveland week 16. Some of the goal line sniping by Buck was when they were in a formation with Buck at fullback and Collins set deep. The play either called for a dive by Buck with a fake pitch to Collins or a fake dive by Buck with a pitch to Collins. So Collins on a couple occasions at least was in the game but whatever read of the defense occurred dictated a handoff to Allen.