Felicia's Bye

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  1. Can you blame them? Their defense has been destroyed by otherwise unremarkable tight ends so often they've started to think that anyone can fill the position successfully😆
  2. Eh, he was probably just tired of taking s--- from angry fantasy players on twitter. Most of us would be if put in the same position. I started the guy and he hurt my team so I'm not exactly a fan, but if I were in the top 100 or so in the world at my profession and strangers were telling me I sucked all day, well, f--- em.
  3. 2 years ago, I drafted poorly and had an injury ravaged team. I sucked, and FF success was clearly just dependent on luck. This year I'm doing very well in both of my leagues, so I think we can all agree FF has evolved into a 100% skill-based game. ...What?
  4. Breida is definitely a reach, but was ranked extremely low on some platforms at the time most people drafted, so I threw him in. I've found that whatever a player's ADP was when they were drafted--even if their situation has changed entirely--influences people more than it should.
  5. Agreed. The Zeke owner in my league just had a baby so I'm hoping he's distracted and not following the latest news. 😆
  6. My main league has small benches so I can't afford to roster a pure handcuff- I offered Pollard to the Zeke owner for Kalen Ballage. I think that's the play here- see if you can get a late round lottery ticket or running back in an uncertain situation (ballage, matt breida, peyton barber) for Pollard. Someone who you'll know within a week or two what you have.
  7. But without a coach/de facto GM like Reid, the Chiefs wouldn't have been in the championship game in the first place. All coaches have weaknesses; you can't just look at their worst attributes and say "if it weren't for that, they'd have won," while taking everything else they did for granted.You have to consider that if it weren't for their positive attributes, they probably wouldn't have gotten that far to begin with. Reid has issues, but his strengths far outweigh them. There are about 25 teams in the NFL that wish he was their coach.
  8. So you think Hunt's backup last year was uninspiring, but you like Damien Williams this year?
  9. I drafted Williams this year so I'm hoping for the best, but he's an interesting player to watch on film. He's obviously fast, with excellent acceleration and decent quickness for a 224 lb back. However, his lateral quickness needs improvement when he's behind the line of scrimmage and not yet in space- he's not great at making a hard cut. He stutter steps and pitter-patters instead of sticking his foot in the ground and exploding through the hole. Watch plays where he's running parallel to the line of scrimmage, and instead of planting and cutting up field the way elite backs do, he takes chop steps and sort of rounds out his path through the hole. He has good contact balance but sometimes hesitates before taking hits. He's strong but doesn't really use that strength well to initiate contact with leverage, instead he takes the hit but then does an impressive job of fighting through the tackle. Watch his first two plays against the colts below: In both he's indecisive behind the line, stutter-stepping instead of making a violent cut. On the first he takes a hit but then fights through for some extra yards, but on the second run he shows his open-field quickness and contact balance for the score. Highlights against the colts- watch his first two runs. All of that said, he's in an offense where he doesn't need an elite cut to be an elite fantasy player. I'm pretty optimistic for his season.
  10. David Johnson had a good stat line last game, but if you watched the game the Cardinals are still misusing him horribly and I don't see that changing soon. I would take advantage of the Kamara owners' fear of Ingram and his bad game to try and trade DJ high, get Kamara low.
  11. And? I'm not arguing that Landry will make Gordon a better fantasy asset or get him more volume. I'm arguing that he'll make him a better receiever irl. You and others seem to be disagreeing because you think I'm implying Landry is a boone for his fantasy value. I don't own Gordon so I don't have a vested interest here, but damn, people argue in these forums based on which perceived "side" they think someone is on, rather than the actual points being made.
  12. Dorsey has already stated one of the reasons he brought in Landry was for his veteran leadership and teaching ability. Do you not think that playing with and learning from a technician like Landry will help Gordon develop?
  13. You know, I hear Josh Gordon is a big fan of grammar. Someone can have bias, or they can be biased, but you can't be bias. Ok, sorry for being a pedantic a**hole but holy s--- does that mistake bug me. More on topic- Landry has some of the best hands and short area quickness in the game, plus great feel for settling down in a hole in the zone. Better than woods in all 3 areas imo. Wait, the topic is Josh Gordon? Ok, playing with Landry should help Gordon learn the finer points of the game- those he hasn't had to because of his athleticism.
  14. I agree with you on the O-line- the return of Iupati at guard really helps them. Both DJ and Bradford have recognized him as a standout performer, and PFF gave him the highest player grade--albeit in preseason--in the league. I disagree about Bell, but I'm a Steelers fan so not exactly unbiased. DJ is more athletic than Bell and probably has stronger legs in the weight room, but for whatever reason his athleticism doesn't always translate to running well between the tackles. My biggest concerns with DJ revolved around how he would adjust to running behind a fullback, and whether or not his run-first head coach would utilize him correctly in the passing game. So far, so good with the FB, and McCoy should neutralize any tendency Wilks may have had to waste DJs talents on old-school smash mouth football. So long as the Cardinals continue to utilize him like Kamara (but with more volume) and not AD, all will be well.
  15. Offensive lines--especially when it comes to run blocking--often take awhile to gel. I'm not particularly concerned by the Bengals somewhat poor run blocking in the preseason. On the other hand, I'm heartened by Mixon's use in the passing game and what looks like it could be a much better offense this year. IMO the biggest concern with Mixon is his decision making and feel for the game. He's patient and can pick through gaps, but on stretch runs he often misses cutback lanes because of that patience. He has a formidable jump cut and great footwork in the backfield, but counter-intuitively hasn't been great at creating in space. His instincts just aren't quite yet commensurate with his athleticism. Decision making and game feel are often problems for rookies. If he improves in those areas, I think he'll be a top 8 back.