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  1. 9 points
    This guy's really raising the Ante
  2. 7 points
    Thanks for posting this brock and appreciate the kind words. I ranked Chavis on my top 1000, but I must of missed him when I did the prospects only list. It is updated. Also, tryptamine is right that the write up and projection on Widener was better than my ranking of him. I moved him up a little bit. Thanks for the feedback guys.
  3. 5 points
    Folks, several of you have shown you haven't quite come to terms with the outcomes of Championship Weekend. There is way too much baiting, flaming, and personal attacks in this thread for it to function properly. We'll take a short recess for everyone to get their emotions under control and will resume a little bit later. Sucks for the folks that wanted to come in here and discuss a really fun and interesting matchup but walked into an extremely uninteresting backbiting contest about the past. When this does open, let's keep it to this year's SB matchup, because it's a good one. Thanks.
  4. 5 points
    I dradted votto last year in an OBP league. He was not made of winning.
  5. 4 points
    One of the interesting evaluation pieces when putting lists together etc, is when you look at these really hot week or two streaks of home runs by certain players which results in their season totals appearing to be breakout like and as you assess that next season, wondering how many of you take those ridiculous HR hot streak zones into your evaluation? In 2013 Domonic Brown had a breakout, hit 27 home runs but when you looked at that season a little closer, he had a ridiculous 12-15 game stretch where he hit like 12 homers in 15 games or something to that effect. Over the next two seasons he hit 15HR total and has not been in the majors since 2015. Matt Carpenter had two little hot streaks in 2018 - one where he hit 8HR in 6 games and then another hot week where he hit 6HR in 7 games. Bregman had two real streaky HR weeks as well one where he went 5 HR in 6 games and another where he went 5 in 7 games. Not to suggest these guys will be out of the league in 2 years like ol Dom, but just had HR breakouts, although I caution to mention this for Bregman until we see more of what his career will look like HR wise, but just being a little cautious.
  6. 4 points
    3 reasons why your "I told you so" is ridiculous. 1) It's only due to an injury. Unless you can predict injuries, you were not correct. 2) 'Minutes' is not a category in most leagues, so unfortunately they aren't helping anyone win their leagues 3) Even with the injury luck, Holiday is a 1 category contributor. If you don't need steals, he's complete garbage at the moment. Good luck with that, Mr. Patience.
  7. 4 points
    What about all the calls that weren't called that should've been called against the Saints? Those affected the game too. Seems like Saints fans only want to hang their hat on the last one while failing to mention their coach is a crybaby who couldn't get over it in the moment and lead his team that still had multiple chances to put the game away. Saints fans fail to mention all of the previous plays (numerous facemasks, Brees getting extra time after clock reached zero pre-snap, etc) that didn't get called. This one takes the cake for Sean Payton in my mind. He is constantly stirring trouble with opposing players and now he pouts over a bad call for the remainder of the game. Yes it was a terrible call, but it's his job to get his team to move on and focus on the rest of the game rather than pout about it. He's a creative offensive mind, but in my opinion, he is lacking in a lot of areas as a head coach and leader of men. EDIT: Look, I agree that it's probably the worst call I've ever seen. But the rest of my points stand. There are other things that happened in that game that favored the Saints that screwed the Rams and Sean Payton is a baby.
  8. 4 points
  9. 3 points
    To piggyback on this, the one thing Holiday can do seems plentiful on the wire this year. Melton, Tucker, Bridges can all contribute similar amounts of steals with more peripheral stats and probably less of a FG hit than Holiday as well. And they won’t have the uncertainty in playing time when SloMo gets back.
  10. 3 points
    Well, first you acknowledge that they all cheat & then insist upon the evidence as to how the cheaters cheat. To any objective mind, that they have isn't even debatable. We have their former assistants becoming head coaches elsewhere, hall of famers like Kurt Warner & Marshall Faulk, coaches under Andy Reid while in Philly & just this past year, Doug Pederson who went to great lengths to ensure the Patriots didn't know their playbook, game plan or signals for last year's SB. For god's sake, they've been fined, have had to forfeit draft pick(s), whatever else. A more credible premise would be; what do you & others need to see to get it!? A televised confession... just as BMcP contends, it's the breadth that seemingly separates them. The contention that's been consistent may well have been on display just the other night. The Patriots are always in the right play far more often than their opponent. You think it's because they have better players? ha-ha.. As it were, Tony Romo said it's "amazing" they've gotten this far w/o much of a presence on the perimeter... You wanted to know "how", that's it! At this level the talent is pretty comparable. Or enough so that if one team knows what's coming while their opponent is relying on tendency, situation & match up, it's two totally different levels. There's the argument, you deny, okay. The question of how goes back to you, how do the Patriots always know what their opponent is in?
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    With the rises of Zubac, Zizic, Zokac, Zukic, and Thomas Bryant from out of nowhere, might as well see if Jah can revive some rookie magic.
  14. 3 points
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium to keep hot dogs at $2, beers at $5 for Super Bowl LIII ftw
  15. 3 points
    I'm a Seahawks fan and I'll be pulling for NE. If there's one thing that bugs me it's people hating on greatness just for the sake of hating. I'll appreciate it and hope Tom and BB can get another one.
  16. 3 points
    My strategy is to drink too much before the draft, then replace 75% of my roster during the season. It's paid off pretty well in the 13 years my league has been around
  17. 2 points
    and adding Holiday to the deal, just to get it done
  18. 2 points
    These comparison are so hard to make because its tough to compare intangibles and the set of circumstances each player has. Two things that work strongly in Brady's favor are his head coach and the fact that he never had to go up against a Bill Belicheck defense. I find it real hard to crown a guy the greatest of all time when he never went against the greatest of all time. What is undeniable is Brady's ability to read a defense and get the team into the correct play. I'm not sure there is anyone even close to 2nd to him in this, maybe Drew Brees? I think it was slightly unfair to Peyton Manning that he was essentially the Offensive Coordinator and the Quarterback, that is an incredibly heavy burden to carry. I can't even imagine how stressful and difficult this must have been over 17 or 18 seasons at that level. I played QB for a few flag football teams in Boston, and having guys just look to you for a new play every 30 seconds was exhausting, to the point I'd eventually just give up and say just get open. With the Colts no-huddle all those years, I think Peyton called most of the plays, unlike the Patriots who always get the play called in. If you're judging something like physical skillset I'd think Peyton is better, but a guy like Aaron Rodgers blows them both out of the water. It's just tough to say with a straight face that a guy going to his 9th Superbowl isn't the greatest of all time, you're fighting an uphill battle there. That said, I think Rodgers and Manning would each have 5 Superbowls if they played 18 years under Belicheck, but hypotheticals don't make you the greatest.
  19. 2 points
    @XOrad10: Absolutely no problem with Kanter starting. In fact, Mitch playing against weaker benches should work out well for him and Fitz trying to maximize Mitch's minutes speaks to his trust in the big guy (well, not the fouling part).
  20. 2 points
    Today is Jalen Rose favorite day of the year:
  21. 2 points
    Because not everyone has the same metrics and opinion? Manning is the GOAT, revolutionized the position and won it all on 2 very different teams a carousel of coaches and WITH A BROKEN NECK. Brady's biggest injury is Giselle sticking him with a hairpin as she does his hair while they play Barbie and Ken
  22. 2 points
    Harrison Ward Michael Malone says Harris/Barton are still on sub-20 min restrictions. When those restrictions are upped to the mid-20’s both will move back into the starting lineup.
  23. 2 points
    Re Mize: How often have we seen someone with an awesome Splitter. Who doesn't have a crappy fastball or meh command/control, and full effective 4 pitch mix? I remember when people under-estimated Tanaka's swing and miss ability when he first came over. Partially because the guy before him. Kuroda, used his Splitter for weak contact then trying to strike people out. Kuroda never had an ERA above 3.70 despite pitching in the AL east. So it obviously worked. No secondary pitch is more devastating then a plus splitter. They don't have platoon problems sliders do, with all the whiff ability. Tanaka w/o major HR problems realistic ceiling, Matt Shoemaker realistic floor. (Well real floor is arm dies to death, but ya know). All the reports i've read has said Mize has a FB with movement. So he shouldn't have Tanaka's flat hit-able fastball problems. Mize is just so far ahead of the other pitchers in this class right now. He has very good odds of cracking the majors this year. So you get pretty quick ROI on him. I'd never want to draft a pitcher first..but you also can't really let him fall too far either.
  24. 2 points
    Great list. I also like to add that the chrome and trim stuff -- ages of players and ETA estimates -- are something I really really appreciate too and are often overlooked by other sites. They are part of the context in which the stat projections are set after all. So thanks big time!
  25. 2 points
    Amazing. All this rest... just to get rested even more. I'm gonna lose my matchup because of this soft bum. Meanwhile Cousins is cleared for back to backs coming off a devastating torn achilles. Astounding.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Being someone that likes the Patriots and having a job that requires a lot of travel and moving I've definitely been subjected to plenty of the "Patriots cheat" talk, the motive obviously always being to get Patriots fans worked up and to invalidate the greatness of what they've accomplished regardless of whether or not there was controversy during that given year (admittedly it can be amusing when a Pats fan goes into full defense attorney mode). I've found though that (at least in person, online forums are a different breed altogether) a large majority of Patriots fans generally do not care and will even go along with the whole Cheatriots talk because at that point the biggest rebuttal someone can have is "well I have higher moral standards because I cheer for a less controversial team"... Ok, congrats. Ultimately we watch sports to see the teams we cheer for win, regardless of Spygate or Deflategate or whatever Patriots fans get to experience that feeling more than any other fan base.. and guess what, it still feels great to watch them play in the Super Bowl (which they do, often) even when fans of all 31 other teams are cheering against them (which they are more than welcome to do). Patriots fans are getting to experience the ultimate feeling as a football fan for the literal 11th time, even when they lose we've been able to take reassurance in the fact that there is a legitimate chance they will be right back in it next year... It's been awesome, and continues to be awesome. Point being, if you're a Patriots fan then people calling them cheaters isn't gonna change that, if you're a "Patriots cheat" type then no Patriots white knighting is gonna change that.. either side can get all huffy and puffy arguing but regardless you're not swaying anyone's opinion differently. Back to the actual game, I think it's safe to say we will be seeing more of the same from New England.. Lots of clock control via an even run/pass ratio, there's little reason for them to stray from this game plan.. the Rams on the other hand are much harder to predict, they *should* be a run heavy team as well but given how aggressive the Eagles needed to be in order to win last year it's not unreasonable to envision McVay coming out with fireworks early.. Having an early lead is near essential for the Patriots, if Suh and Donald are allowed to tee-off on Brady it's going to be a frustrating game to watch.
  28. 2 points
    What do you expect from people? The notion of once a cheater always a cheater is difficult to get rid of. Even last year the Eagles ran a fake walkthrough just in case the Patriots were up to something. That is the extent teams within the NFL go to just to make sure.
  29. 2 points
    Good list, and it serves as a good reminder of players that fantasy owners should keep an eye out for, although personally I’d have ranked Elehuris Montero higher than 144, he’s got the numbers.
  30. 2 points
    Nah, Portland are playing through him waaaaaay more now and its directly correlating with wins. If they go away from him and back to CJ iso dribbles Stotts deserves to be fired
  31. 2 points
    Zizic literally gives me jokic vibes without the passing ability. His moves and his footwork. I disagree about zubac. Zubac is tremendously skilled. He has sweet hooks and amazing hands. I think zizic might be a bit more skilled but zubac is not slouch either.
  32. 2 points
    Pears...worst fruit ever. Almost single-handedly ruins the fruit cocktail.
  33. 2 points
    Based on my understanding, there are 187 days in the 2019 MLB regular season. To count a "full year" of service time for a player, he must be in the majors for 172 days. Therefore, in order to avoid the "full year" and gain the extra year of control, the Jays must wait until 171 days or less remain in the season. Opening day (i.e. the day 187 days remain) is March 28. Therefore, 171 days would remain on April 13. Note that the Jays play game #2 of 3 against Tampa at home April 13. Immediately following that series, the Jays go on the road for 4 games @ MIN, then 3 games @ OAK. They then have a day off April 22, followed by a 2 game series at home vs SF, another day off, a 3 game series at home vs OAK, then another day off before hitting the road again. Also note that the Buffalo Bisons (Jays AAA Affiliate) are on the road April 13. They stay on the road until April 18, in which they have a day off, followed by 3 games in 2 days at home, a day off the 21, then back on the road April 22. Nobody knows for sure when he'll be called up. There are so many factors in play, including whether Vlad's even healthy or playing at a major league level at the time. But I'd like to think ownership would probably want him up before those 5 home games that follow April 22. So barring any setbacks, my guess is that he's called up sometime between April 13 - April 22. I would lean closer to the 22nd, just because it works out well in the scheduling and it looks bad if they call him up immediately after losing the full year of service. But again, who knows what will happen. Just going to have to wait and see.
  34. 2 points
    Amount of carries is only a small part of why age matters with RB's. The main thing with age is how long it takes for your body to heal/bounce back. Small bumps that weren't a big deal in your mid 20's now pile up and become bigger injuries. Older players start losing the quick twitch movements too.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    Well, you are wrong. Not sure what to tell you
  37. 2 points
    Brady IS the system. And he's been better than Peyton for at least a decade.
  38. 2 points
    Honestly, I liked the Randle-Nance era more. That roster was young and deep.
  39. 2 points
    I'm working on my personal projections for the upcoming season, and I just finished projecting Acuna. One thing I noticed when consulting other projections (Steamer, THE BAT, Rotochamp, etc) is that they all project Acuna to steal 20+ bases. Some people are drafting him with 30+ SB upside in mind. On the surface, this seems reasonable. He stole 44 bases in the minors in 2017. Last season, he stole 21 between AAA and the majors. If you pace his major league steal rate over a full season of at bats, he ends up with 22 steals. His sprint speed is excellent. His 29.6 ft/sec places him 11th among players with 50 or more competitive runs. Yet despite all this, I project him to steal only 16 bases. One factor that I believe isn't being considered by the projection models is his projected place in the Braves lineup. Both Roster Resource and Rotochamp project him to bat cleanup. Last season, Acuna spent most of his time batting 1st (301 PA) or 2nd (116 PA...70 PA in other positions including 44 in the 6th spot). He stole all 16 of his bases batting 1st or 2nd and zero in any other lineup position. I had a hard time thinking of a cleanup hitter who stole a significant amount of bases, so I did some digging. I found the following article on fangraphs. https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/how-does-batting-order-affect-stolen-bases/ The key quote from the article... "It’s hard to wade through all of this data. Some of it’s conflicting. There are many variables at play. But where a player hits in the lineup does seem to affect stolen base frequency. You never want to see that a base stealer is going to bat third or fourth." With Acuna being considered by many to be a 1st round pick in his sophomore season, I think his new lineup spot could have enough of a negative impact on his SB total to make him a 1st round bust. Draft with caution.
  40. 2 points
    So good in garbage time...added a couple boards, a stock, an assist, some points lol boost them stats baby! (the richaun holmes special)
  41. 2 points
    Pats made you go crazy. The hate in your veins is waaaayyyy too much buddy. But you gotta see a doctor though
  42. 2 points
    Nope I still stick by Manning, the man changed the position starting his rookie year and succeeded with 2 different teams had multiple coaches, instability and returned from a broken neck when he was written off by the world. Brady had who I consider the Greatest coach in the NFL his entire career (Some would argue Walsh). Hoodie has put together a WINNING ORGANIZATION top to bottom and all Brady had to do was perform in Hoodies system; that put him in the best position to win every year. The Pats are the GOAT in terms of dynastic football but not the QB. Manning gets that honor by me The majority like to focus on SB rings or stats; I prefer to focus on the men throwing the ball. All of the Brady Cabana Boys can save their outrage and disparaging comments because you will never change my perspective.
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    So what? 8-6, 2 blks, and a steal? And upside from here? Sign me up.
  45. 2 points
    There are still people that will say Manning just because they hate the Pats. This was an argument three Super Bowls ago, not anymore.
  46. 2 points
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday that he's "hopeful" Paul (hamstring) could be back by the end of the week, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Spin: Paul hasn't played in nearly a calendar month, but he's in the latter stages of his recovery from a hamstring injury and has been taking part in on-court work at recent practices. The veteran will not play Monday in Philadelphia or Wednesday in New York, but the hope is that he could make his return Friday (vs. TOR) or Sunday (vs. ORL), before the Rockets hit the road for a four-game trip.
  47. 2 points
    You have Jokic, Bron, Embiid, Lillard, Kyrie, Kemba and Butler lol. What kind of league is this? I would just set your lineups for the rest of the season, and do other stuff without worrying about your taco opponents
  48. 2 points
    Is it possible to end in a tie and neither team win? I choose that one.
  49. 2 points
    I don't believe in truly "punting" categories ever, since it creates so much pressure to run the table in other categories. My plan for SB is going to be the same as always -- set a conservative price for the 20+ SB guys, and if I'm not getting them (which I probably won't in this environment) , I'll piece together steals from a bunch of guys who contribute 5-10 and do something else, looking for the next Mondesi, Villar, Mallex guy on the wire. If I don't find that guy, I'm probably bottom half in the category but not dead last. If I do, I'm probably top 3 in it.
  50. 2 points
    Don't do that. White is an up and coming player with a high floor due to his stocks and percentages. Korver will be attending Bingo nights in a few years.