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  1. Kenneth Dixon 2018 Outlook

    Any thoughts on Dixon in terms of keeper/dynasty value? I just saw this stat on Twitter from @ScottBarrettDFB (senior fantasy analyst at Pro Football Focus, and an excellent follow): Obviously Dixon was drafted in 2016, so 2014 and 2015 stats are based on NCAA action. Since turning pro he has missed a lot of time with injuries, suspensions, etc... so we are dealing with a smallish sample size. However... he's definitely flashed a 3-down skillset (catching 30 passes in 12 games as a rookie) and he could be a VERY good fit in Baltimore with Lamar Jackson at QB opening up running lanes. The Ravens never committed to Alex Collins (fumbles, too one-dimensional?) and now he's on IR and will be a restricted free agent this offseason. Gus Edwards flashed for a minute but has since been pretty unimpressive (not all that surprising from a undrafted FA rookie). Ty Montgomery is a nice 3rd down back but it seems like he won't hold up to consistent carries and he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Buck Allen has been completely phased out and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. That leaves Dixon, who the Ravens have held onto despite his off-filed issues and constant injuries. Just this week Harbaugh told the media his role will grow going forward. Could just be coach-speak, and all signs still point to some form of a committee, but if Dixon continues to impress and Collins/Montgomery/Allen are all gone next year, there could be a big opportunity for him. Of course the Ravens could draft a RB and muddy the waters considerably, and given Dixon's lack of availability in the past that might be wise, but for a cheap stash and hold I really like this guy.
  2. Melvin Gordon 2018 Outlook

    I didn't say they weren't focused on winning this game. However winning this game at the possible expense of your workhorse RB when chances are even with a win your playoff position won't improve? That's something that they have to think about. It would be irresponsibile not to do a cost/benefit analysis of pushing Gordon to return vs. giving him an extra 10 days to heal up when their larger goal is a deep playoff run. The Chargers have a veteran QB in Rivers so they don't *need* to lean on the running game, and Jackson did provide a spark in their comeback win against the Steelers, so they should have confidence that he can fill in.
  3. Melvin Gordon 2018 Outlook

    The Chargers are basically stuck in the 5 seed at this point. Even if they beat the Chiefs this week, they need to win out (vs. Baltimore and @ Broncos) and have the Chiefs lose either @ Seattle or vs. Oakland to win the division. If they finish tied at 13-3, the tiebreak will go to the Chiefs, because they will have a better record within the divison. So yes, the Chargers would love to win this game and keep the pressure on the Chiefs in the division. However realistically they need to win on Thursday Night, beat the Ravens and Broncos weeks 16/17, and have the Chiefs lose to the Seahawks (would be a second consecutive loss). Crazier things have happened, but short of all of these things going in their favor the Chargers will be the 5 seed and will be a road team on Wild Card weekend (likely against the Patriots, Texans, or Steelers).
  4. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    If his game was only about speed, this would be a problem, but that stiff arm keeps people from being able to take him down even when he's not yet at top speed.
  5. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    Believe it
  6. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    Maybe...he doesn’t suck? *ducks*
  7. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    I’m on bye this week!
  8. Jaylen Samuels 2018 Outlook

    Yeah, they ADD eligibility to reflect where the player is actually playing. They never take it away simply because a player stopped playing there. If Cordarrelle Patterson never took another snap at RB, he'd still be RB eligible. If you're suggesting that they remove eligibility on a weekly basis based on where a player lines up you're asking for a level of chaos that would drive people mad. FWIW - every fantasy season in every sport I make a point of going through the player database and identifying eligibility situations that can be advantageous. Whether that is a 1B/DH type having OF eligibility, a 2B having SS eligibility, a SF having SG eligibility, or whatever the case may be. Know your platform, know your player pool. Stop complaining when other people find and exploit the loopholes that are there for anyone to benefit from.
  9. Jaylen Samuels 2018 Outlook

    Just show me another example of when a player lost eligibility for any reason. I bet you can't, because that's akin to changing a roster or scoring setting mid-season. Once the season is underway you have to let things stay as is and let them play out. Every so often that will create a "loophole" if you will. Jaylen Samuels is a player whose experience and skillset doesn't fit neatly into any one position. This isn't like designating Saquon Barkley or Todd Gurley as a TE just to watch the world implode. There's a very obvious reason he had the eligibility to begin with, and only now that a series of events (Bell not reporting, Conner getting hurt) have led to him having a role does anyone care that his eligibility is unique. You can call it unfair all you want but anyone who has Samuels on their roster in a Yahoo league is playing by the rules and owns him either because they had the foresight to handcuff Conner or they had the FAAB saved for a huge playoff run pickup like this. You can't retroactively punish those people and throw their roster into chaos now that they've passed up on other waiver claims and/or blown all of their FAAB. That would be even more unfair than having the third string RB with TE eligibility elevated to a committee role.
  10. Jaylen Samuels 2018 Outlook

    I am saying that. I've never heard of a player losing designation at any position(s), only adding them. For example in baseball there are games played requirements and players will add positional eligibility if they get a certain amount of starts or appearances at a certain position. But never, ever, ever would a player lose eligibility at a position they started the year with, nor should they. You could argue whether Yahoo should have given Samuels TE eligibility to start the year (again, I think the reasoning is valid enough, and it is what it is...), but I really don't think you can say he should lose it at any point during the year, especially not in week 14...
  11. Jaylen Samuels 2018 Outlook

    Just to add onto this... I saw a tweet from Brad Evans from Yahoo last night explaining that not only did Samuels play a lot of tight end in college, he tested at the combine as a tight end. The Steelers didn't view him as a TE when they drafted him, I think they saw him as an H-back all the way, but Yahoo added the rookies and their player designations immediately after the NFL draft, so they went with dual eligibility which seems reasonable given his hybrid role in college and the way he tested at the combine. I understand the frustration of those who feel like playing him at TE is a cheat code... but he's been RB/TE all season and he's been the known cuff to Conner all season. This isn't some new revelation. It's rare that this sort of thing happens in any sport, but it does happen occassionally and I feel like it would be more unfair to Samuels owners to suddenly change his position eligibility now that he's relevant.
  12. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

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  13. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    No point in arguing with the "he sucks" comments at this point but the bolded part is not necessarily true. It's possible to be very stacked at every other position, and play matchups at RB2... Henry fits this strategy/build as a matchup dependent RB2. Two good matchups left on the schedule: Week 15 @NYG: Giants just allowed 262 total yards to Cohen/Howard in a game where the Bears played from behind a lot (and ultimately lost). The previous four weeks they allowed big games to Adrian Peterson (26/149/1 rushing, 1/7/1 receiving), Matt Brieda (17/101/1 rushing, 3/31/1 receiving), Peyton Barber (18/106/1 rushing), and Josh Adams/Corey Clement (22/84/1 rushing for Adams, 4/45/0 rushing and 2/31 receiving for Clement). Week 16 vs. Was: Redskins have allowed 140+ all-purpose yards to RBs in four straight games, including 220+ yards and 3 TDs to the Falcons duo of Coleman/Smith. We'll see if the Eagles RBs can continue this trend tonight.
  14. Derrick Henry 2018 Outlook

    Solid RB2 week, even in a game that they trailed throughout (until the final 36 seconds). Would have liked to see a little more commitment to the run/Henry in the red zone, however. With just under 12 minutes left in the game the Titans had 1st and goal from the 9 yard line. Henry got the ball on first down and lost a yard. Then a defensive holding penalty on NYJ gave them 1st and goal from the 5. Mariota lost a yard on a designed run (I'm assuming it was a designed run because it wasn't declared a sack) on first down. 2nd down Mariota took a sack. 3rd down incomplete. Settled for a FG. With just under 7 minutes to go the Titans again found themselves with a first and goal from the 10. 1st down was an incomplete pass to Lewis. 2nd down, Mariota got sacked for a loss of 5. 3rd down incomplete. Settled for another FG. Given that in the third quarter, on 1st and 10 from the 13, Henry got it twice in a row (gaining 12 and then punching it in from 1 yard out on the next play), it's a little surprising they didn't feed him down there later in the game.