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  1. So weird. I keep seeing this "Ingram is a flex" take. He is RB11 in my 12 team PPR league (1 point per reception, 10pt bonus 100 yards rushing/receiving) for a grand total of.. 14 receptions on the year. That makes him an RB1 with about half the receptions of most everyone ahead of him and many behind him. Admittedly I drafted WR/TE/WR to start. So happy to have grabbed his production where I got it. But there simply aren't enough RBs producing better than him to call him a flex in whatever format.
  2. Haven't been in this thread for quite a few weeks, but thought I'd come back to eat crow. Lamar is the real deal (for fantasy purposes). I just hope he can stay upright. I think they could use a little more variance in his runs (he got stopped a few times when they knew it was coming). Obviously as an Ingram owner I wish they'd use him more and surprise more with Lamar, I think he'd see even bigger gains, but it's hard to knock what they are doing. I have a feeling he's going to be on a lot of championship teams.
  3. I'm dropping him in my WR3 spot for Larry Fitzgerald who has gone AWOL. So look for Fitz to drop 100+ this week.
  4. I don't think Mahomes owners or Kelce owners the past few years agree. Or really Tyreek owners for that matter. Or Jamaal Charles (well ok there was some pain there), Spencer Ware at the right time, Kareem Hunt owners, Damien Williams owners last year. There is only so much the ball can go around. It's sorting itself out. If you're expecting a guy like Hardman to come in his rookie year and just because he's playing for the Chiefs and Pat is slinging the ball around he's going to be a star, I don't know what to tell you.
  5. Agreed. Pat is still looking for him and a few he normally would have had dropped this past game. Even Watkins being in there should have opened it up more. The big ones are coming if that line can keep Pat upright.
  6. I don't think it's people being too hard on him as much as it is people in this thread acting like Lamar is all of the sudden going to be QB1. He had a good start against horrible defenses (and yes as a Chiefs fan I include them unlike others here), and he's going to regress. He's not a bad fantasy play. I'd probably start him every week. But he's a top 10 guy, not a top 3-5 guy for a lot of people and those on the bandwagon here will argue it to the death. Such is rotoworld 🤣
  7. Agreed that it won't likely happen because of money. One can hope. A lot of preseason rankings had the Bears very high. Here's one where they were ranked 7th. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001042972/article/nfl-preseason-power-rankings-patriots-rams-saints-lead-way There was a lot to be excited for. I'm from Illinois too though so of course opinions will be high here, but I'd say I have an equal split of Packer and Bears fans as friends. The Packers always have a shot with Rodgers under center but I think they are exceeding a lot of people's expectations.
  8. I'm never one to root for someone to get hurt, but if you're holding Gallman like I am thinking that ankle injuries can be a big burden, especially if rushed, you have to think that this gives a lot more reasoning to be happy leaving Gallman on your bench to see what happens.
  9. I think this is the best outlook going forward. I wouldn't say the odds are saying that Gordon comes back to a split timeshare. They are strongly in favor of him getting heavy usage as it makes sense for him and the team. But I agree that I think both backs will have value and I am not sold on Gordon jumping back to an RB1 immediately or even maybe the course of the year. He was out the first few weeks and sometimes guys get injured from that. Bell is different in that he came back the next year and had camp and was there for the first game. He did have that injury and it showed down the stretch last year. But of course it would. No one knows. I'm still happy getting him where I and many others did in the 6th round or later. Ekeler owners should be happy too even though he's back as there will still be value there as well and the first few games probably pushed a lot of people into good position to start the season.
  10. Last year doesn't predict anything for a RB who reported much less than someone with a contract dispute that missed the first few weeks of the season. I agree, the league changes year to year. I'd say week to week in some scenarios. But this particular situation, I think it's pretty safe to make the assumption that this isn't going to be a situation where they decide to ride it out with Ekeler or not use Gordon to his full potential.
  11. Where there is smoke there is fire. Please let this happen! 49ers fine, but man if Green Bay could make it happen that would be awesome. The Packers were an afterthought with the Bears as the likely division winners this year. It wouldn't surprise me if they made a move thinking they can win now.
  12. I keep telling myself Gore will slow down as the year goes on. I find myself also telling myself "keep telling yourself that" because Gore is not human. Honestly though, I'm holding for what I think will be a much increased role as the year goes on. He isn't getting all the touches this year, but I feel as the year goes on he's going to produce more and more and take more share. Having Gore there alongside him this year is also such a good opportunity for him and I would bet that's a big reason the Bills brought him in, along with his inability to age and keep producing.
  13. He's saying it's ridiculous that you don't think history has any part in what happens moving forward. It's pretty clear to me. NFL teams do what they can to have their best chance at winning. Looking at someone's history as a player is the first indicator in this situation. If this was a mid tier back, say he's been pretty good his whole career but if there is a hot hand and he's injured then they might roll with that hand. When you have a top tier RB (I didn't say top), and the Chargers CLEARLY think he is that based on offering him $10m a year, then you're going to use him. That's not a hot hand situation. They had enough faith to offer him that contract because they feel he gives them the best chance at winning. Just because he thought it wasn't enough and didn't sign, doesn't mean it wasn't a GREAT offer. An offer that would only be made if they felt he was near the top of the league at his position. And hot hand situations are very rare unless both talents are considered equal. NFL teams trust in previous production and skill. If you think Ekeler is fetching $10m from the Chargers or anyone else for that matter, I don't know what to tell you. The fact is Gordon is viewed by the Chargers and pretty much everyone else in the league as a top tier back and Ekeler is not. They are going to use him. It doesn't mean that Ekeler isn't going to play or produce. I don't know why everyone is so caught up in this. He had his shot for a few weeks and put up good numbers for you, and will likely drift back to a lesser role but still see the field and score some fantasy points as a 6+ round pick. Ekeler AND Gordon owners both got a steal this year in my opinion. It's just simply Gordon's time now to be the lead guy. And I totally agree with what the guy above said. Melvin came back without any negative comments, without any drama about getting paid. He reported. He's there to work. They are calling him the lead back. They obviously had conversations before he agreed to come back. No way he does without knowing where he fits after the first few weeks. I said this awhile back, but him coming back and playing is the best situation for both him and the team. He gets to earn that contract he wants (because that is most important to him and this is the only way he does it), and the Chargers get a contract year Gordon who is more motivated than ever to ride this year. He will be happy to have the chance.
  14. I think we can all agree he's probably not working his way into the top 15-20 but I do think he can have some weeks where he will be there. I feel like he can be a consistent contributor though. [...] He's been consistent with decent stat lines for two weeks and his usage is trending upwards. His competition isn't showing anything. I'm happy to have dropped Darwin Thompson (who I did draft) for him. I think he's good for someone in my case or someone similar, who went WR heavy in the beginning of the draft (I went WR-TE-WR) and are set there but lacking RB depth. Looks like he could have a decent floor going forward and the usage could still continue to go up.
  15. A week ago when people were thinking he wouldn't come back until end of November was absolutely looking like a sell high window. One of the top producing RBs in the league through week 2, Gordon holdout seeminginly endless, and potential if Gordon came back later and not playing until after the bye that they might just roll with Ekeler the entire time. It's absolutely a different story now than it was before. There was a sell high window because his value will never be worth what it was a week ago. You weren't getting Julio for him but you absolutely could have gotten more than now. High end RB2 is like top 10/12-15/16 back. You think he's putting that up when Gordon is back 100%? No way. High end flex maybe. He's not worthless but high end RB2 I just don't see it.