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  1. IDP Rankings/Talk

    Will Josh Jones win this job back when healthy? The SS spot in GB has a long history of producing solid IDP starters. I assumed this was Josh Jones spot, I even drafted him (12 team, 6 IDP) in my live draft but dropped him after he was ruled out prior to week 1. I'm interested in picking him back up but I'm seeing Brice is atop the depth chart here.
  2. Royce Freeman 2018 Outlook

    What a stupid move. Honestly. Freeman is going to run circles around Booker, anyone with two brain cells to rub together could see this. So even if this coaching staff is too stupid to realize that, they HAVE to know Freeman is going to play a big role in the offense regardless. They also HAVE to know that nearly ALL rookies hit a wall late in the season. WTF is the rational of giving your potential starting RB carries in a meaningless 4th preseason game? This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I've heard of. To me, this ranks up there with the Chargers playing hardball with Joey Bosa on contract wording and making him hold out. Then trying to turn the fan base against him and make him look like a bad guy when no other first round picks were having to deal with "off-set language" or "technicalities" in their contracts. For the record, I am not a Chargers fan, or Ohio State fan, or Broncos fan. If i were I would be calling for heads (not that it would matter). Also for the record I am targeting Freeman in my drafts this coming weekend. I think this dude is the real deal. Here's hoping that he doesn't get injured in this stupid, meaningless preseason game.
  3. Ronald Jones 2018 Outlook

    Very high second round pick. He will get significant carries this year. Koetter is coaching for his job and probably doesn't want to look stupid wasting a high pick. I'm not a big fan of the player, but he's nose diving and now I see value in him
  4. Derrius Guice 2018 Outlook

    I don't draft until labor day weekend but I'm all over this hype train as of now. Guice had nearly identical combine numbers to LT (other than vj). I'm not saying is going to be the next LT but he's got the athletic ability. His cuts are nasty and holds his balance extremely well. Plenty of speed and he isn't afraid to take on defenders. He also only played 6 games for LSU. Unless I see red flags at camp I'm going for Guice and I'll reach for him if I need to
  5. Sony Michel 2018 Outlook

    I don't necessarily like Burkhead with Sony in town. If you like both of them and think it could be that kind of duo then it makes sense to take both as starters.
  6. Sony Michel 2018 Outlook

    I don't want anything to do with that approach. If I had to choose one or the other each week I know I'd pick the wrong player more often than not. I love Michel the player and I think he can get over his fumblitis. It's hard to love any NE RB's but Steven Ridley helped me in my way to a championship in 2012. It was his sophomore season and out up 1263/12. Only 50 receiving yards. I don't expect those numbers for Sony and I think he has a pretty low floor. IMO Sony the athlete is worth a gamble. I've got Sony ranked early 4th and as my 20 RB overall because I think that's where his upside is worth a bit if a gamble. If his talent translates to the NFL, which I think it will, it's going to be difficult to take him off the field. I think his upside is that he could be a top 10 RB if he gets the opportunity he needs. There's certainly a chance he comes nowhere near that, but hopefully a fourth round pick doesn't kill my season. I'm targeting him but not going to over pay.
  7. 2018 Sleepers

    Not sure either if those statements are accurate
  8. Stefon Diggs 2018 Outlook

    I love Diggs this year. And Cook and Cousins. Vikings have a lot of talent.
  9. Derrius Guice 2018 Outlook

    No one - coaches, scouts, ffb players thought kamara and Hunt would be as good as they were. I'm not expecting Guice to be that productive but I see the recipe there that he could. He's extremely talented, had a decent O Line, high round draft pick, decent QB and if Reed and Doctson can stay healthy it shouldn't make for stacked boxes. Plus I think Grudens seat is getting a little warm in Washington. If Guice comes out blazing they aren't going to take him off the field or put him into an even somewhat balanced split with Kelly and Perine. I don't see those two threats at all. Thompson will be the 3rd down back at least in the beginning of the season, but if Guice performs he will get looks there. He doesn't have stone hands and is a significantly better runner than Thompson once he gets the ball in his hands. Could he bust? Sure, but the positives are there enough to make me want him on my team.
  10. 2018 Reach to Achieve

    I really like this thread. The majority of the draft but in particular the first round, will look nothing like the following year. Players are going to bust, others will exceed expectations. If you like a guy, take him where you want to regardless of "reaching" according to ADP lists or rankings. There's still a lot to learn once camp gets under way. Who id be willing to reach for would be: Guice, Chubb, Nyheim Hines Will Fuller, Robby Anderson, Hurns (will be paying attention to Gallup in camp) Engram, Reed
  11. I've been in a long time 12 team PPR IDP keeper league that allows 3 O and 1 IDP player kept. We have a live draft and I'd like to propose a move to an auction league for next year. My question is how do you guys in auction work it with keepers? Are players valued a certain amount and keeping a player deducts that amount from your overall budget? If that's the case how do you determine what the players value is? Thanks in advance.
  12. Martavis Bryant 2018 Outlook

    This is just wrong. As a Steelers Fan who has watched every single game Bryant has played, tracking and catching deep balls is not a strong point for him. You may see a lot of this in his highlights, because in Pittsburgh, at least, he was a one trick pony and that trick was to take the top off defenses. He's averaged 3.5 catches per game in his career. He has a career completion rate of 56.1%. Cooper has a career completion rate of 56.0%. One had a future HOF QB and the other has Carr. This guy doesn't have very good ability to track the long ball and doesn't use his size to contest catches very well. He also doesn't like going over the middle He will drop the routine easy balls and make a circus catch the next time. These circus catches, and him having some jets has made him vastly over rated. He has never had more than 765 yards or 6 td's in a single season, and those didn't come in the same season. All this and then add in the fact he is one failed piss test away from banishment. Oh yeah, and he is a sh!tty team player. Went on social media to bash Sammie Coates and Juju after they were drafted. Whined and cried he wanted out of PIT last year when they stood by him through all his drug bs. Is any of this going to be better in Oakland with Carr instead of Ben? Is he going to have more attention paid to him without having AB taking double teams every play? This guy has a TO attitude without the skills. I pass hard.
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 Outlook

    Sean Davis was trying to play SS last year which is out of position for him. He does vastly better playing FS and having everything in front of him. They also cut Mike Mitchell a year too late. The issues with the secondary had an awful lot to do with the play of these two guys. Signing Morgan Burnett to play SS and moving Davis to FS will be more impactful than people realize. Add in Edmunds as a $backer playing in the box and this Defense is going to have a whole new look. Cam Sutton showed well in his limited time as well. No one could ever replace Shazier, but signing Bostic is also a lot bigger than people realize. Bostic has a lot of potential and is significantly better than anyone they tried to replace Shazier with last year. Dupree was playing hurt a lot of the year, same with Tuit and Hargraves. If health allows, this defense will be better than people are expecting. TJ Watt showed some good JJ impersonations as a rookie. I expect that arrow to continue to point up.