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  1. Nick Chubb 2018 Outlook

    Chubb fattened up on the Falcons. He's Explosive!!!!
  2. Marlon Mack 2018 Outlook

    Interesting quote about the Colts run scheme "Frank Reich’s scheme might be one of the most varied ground games in the NFL. Indianapolis runs both zone and man-blocking concepts, runs that have their roots in both power concepts and the spread, traps between the tackles and jet sweeps to the outside. “It’s a mixture of different things, which is why I love it,” veteran running back Robert Turbin said. “It’s hands-down the favorite scheme I’ve ever been a part of in my football career.” from https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2018/11/07/marlon-mack-nyheim-hines-indianapolis-colts/1918307002/ Turbin has played for good running teams like the Seahawks & Cowboys, so I think that's quite an endorsement
  3. Marlon Mack 2018 Outlook

    Mack's numbers would be even higher if they only counted the last two weeks vs three. That first game they were limiting his carries since he was on his 1st game back from injury. I'm really torn playing Mack (against Jags) vs Chubb (against Falcons) this week. In Mack's favor, he's got Great Offensive Line & great run scheme QB great potential to be ahead and run heavy situations - Colts are at home, so more likely to be ahead. Jags down a couple of Corners so they may be able to move the ball better as an offense Been getting a lot of volume -- but don't know if he will continue to get it if they are losing Getting more targets each week (2, 3, 4) so getting involved in the passing game, and the short passing game is needed to counteract the Jags pass rush Negatives Jags still good scoring Defense Jags got Fournette back, fully practiced all week -- though he could pull his hammy again (Sproles missed whole season with hamstring issues and reinjured it this week). Indy's Defense better, but still vulnerable, so the Colts may not get as many possessions if Jags can play ball control with Fournette. Writing this all down is kinda helpful. I think Mack will be fine, hopefully better than Chubb.
  4. Nick Chubb 2018 Outlook

    Seeing how the new offensive coordinator was the runnings back coach, he's going to want to run his offense through both running backs more. That's just a natural outlook for any former position coach, who's geared in helping his guys succeed. We'll continue to see a lot of Chubb & Duke, no question in my mind
  5. David Johnson 2018 Outlook

    " In his first game under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, he ran a season-high 23 routes." from http://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/page/TMRlovehate181108/fantasy-football-picks-sleepers-busts-week-10 + his volume is still high.
  6. Chicago Bears Defense 2018 Outlook

    I think alot of those sacks were on Stafford. Without Golden Tate to dump it off to, he's holding on to the ball longer and that was a big factor in the sack total. But who are we kidding, last week's Vikings D was the kind of D we've been waiting to show up all year. Everson Griffen back in full force makes that D a force to be reckoned with. All the points Detroit gave up to defenses have been in 3 games, weeks 1 (Jets), 8 (Seahawks), 9 (Vikings). Anderson still has given up a good # of turnovers himself, including a pick 6 against the Pats D. I'm playing the Bears D but have some concerns they might be a better real world defense than a fantasy defense this week. They can stuff the Lions run game and make them one dimensional. The Bears Offense didn't do much last week, and I don't know how of that can be attributed just to the big lead they had and how much a role injuries to Allen Robinson and OG Kyle Long played. But the Jets are a great play based on bad the Bills look, they may even be the safer play based on how many points the Bills give up. If the Bills can't get the run game going on offense and play with a lead, they are toast.
  7. Derek Carr 2018 Outlook

    I feel bad for the Raiders and don't think Gruden can evaluate talent. Gruden said this about Nathan Peterman, who has been historically bad. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jon-gruden-made-wild-prediction-about-nathan-peterman-before-2017-nfl-draft/ "Gruden wrote extensively on why he thought Peterman was the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2017 class. "Peterman is ready to walk in and be a contributor from day one," Gruden wrote on ESPN.com in April. "He just looks like a pro quarterback -- coming out of the huddle, running an offense with different formations, shifting, motioning, different patterns that other colleges don't run. Peterman will recognize route combinations and associate formations." Even if they have a lot of 1st round draft picks, its going to be hard for him to build a functional offense for Carr [or whoever the QB is going to be] since he clearly isn't very good at evaluating talent. But the problem is he thinks he's good at it.
  8. David Johnson 2018 Outlook

    I also think people underestimate how good Carson Palmer was. He was a very good QB, not "elite" by most people's ratings. He was much better for DJ's numbers than either Bradford or Rosen. The Offensive line also is getting everyone back after the bye, though Justin Pugh is still playing with a fractured hand, so there's some hope for the run blocking. "Dating back to offseason workouts, Steve Wilks has been an unwavering supporter of the Cardinals’ offensive line. Even before the team put on pads, the first-year coach anointed that group the strength of his team." https://www.azcardinals.com/news/cardinals-offensive-line-lives-up-to-billing If Wilks thought the O-line was the strength of the team, he's either got no self-scouting ability or his team isn't very good.
  9. David Johnson 2018 Outlook

    A number of people have said something similar, so I went back and looked at some highlights from this year (week 1 vs Redskins and week 6 vs Vikings) vs 2016 season highlights and he doesn't look much different to me. IMO, even in 2016, he looks more like a power back who can catch. I think the biggest difference is he hasn't been able to get a head of steam to get moving downhill, either on the ground or receiving, because of his usage and offensive line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EkKyo-ECsE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW2uTL-IboE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQMuieyrzlk If he has being compared to last year, I would have believed it because he lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks in 2017 trying a vegan diet. His teammates said he looked like a WR last year. But he's gained it all back. http://www.espn.com/blog/arizona-cardinals/post/_/id/30523/david-johnson-re-packed-on-needed-pounds-after-ditching-vegan-diet
  10. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    Sounds like the LA fitness he was playing at was in Bridgeville, a suburb of Pittsburgh https://247sports.com/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers/Article/Photo-emerges-of-LeVeon-Bell-hooping-in-Bridgeville-124354541/
  11. Jordan Howard 2018 Outlook

    They did lose their Pro-Bowl Offensive Guard - Kyle Long - for the long term going into this week, so I suspected they would have problems running it up the gut of a pretty good run Defense, i.e. the Bills are pretty good outside of the red zone.
  12. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    It'll definitely be interesting what they do. With Bell in, the Offensive line has to hold their blocks much longer because of his "patient" running style. With Connor, its more down hill, quick attack and its easier on the O-line in that regard. If / when Bell comes back, I think the run game will suffer because they need to readjust their whole playing style of the offensive line. I doubt having both guys in would even be that beneficial, since they'll constantly have to think about which RB is in and how adjust their blocking. Could Bell be a glorified 3rd down back, since he's so good in the passing game?
  13. Marlon Mack 2018 Outlook

    I would say Marlin Mack's running vs the Bills looks all the more impressive given what their next two opponents (Pats and Bears) didn't do. They couldn't get those big plays on the ground. Granted the Pats were without Sony, but the Bills D plays tough, even if they know they are going to lose.
  14. Aaron Jones 2018 Outlook

    The announcers said the Packers were one of the most pass heavy offenses at the goal line ... That limits Jones upside but maybe if they were playing from ahead more, they would just keep it on the ground more, even at the goal line.
  15. Tarik Cohen 2018 Outlook

    I was going to mention something along those lines. Howard only had 11 running attempts himself so it's not like they were getting anything going. The Bears defense had a better chance of scoring when the Bills had the ball than the Bills did. It was a perfect storm playing mistake free on offense for the Bears and getting ready for their string of division games.