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  1. 3 hours ago, absknicks said:


    That was my immediate reaction as well. Big red flag for me. 


    I suppose it could be that.


    But this reminds me of Chris Sale talking about his slider during the All-Star break last year. He said that he has two grips on the ball that causes two different slider movements. One grip causes a slower slider that he uses early in the count. The second slider has a tighter grip and moves quicker. The batter is deceived from the change of speeds between the two different sliders. He uses the quicker slider as his strikeout pitch.


    That demo blew my mind up. Hopefully, Fulmer is developing something along those lines.

  2. There is going to be a lot of over reaction theatre happening this week both here and in the sports media. But it will mostly be just that, over reaction to one game. 


    I am not going to deny that he a number of throws that were wild. But there were throws that were perfectly placed that were not caught due to the receiver being interfered with, a good defensive play, or the receiver just dropping it. He had one TD overturned, and those PI calls turned into Gilislee TDs. 


    The biggest problem is the injuries. Edelman is obvious. The lesser discussed injury is Malcolm Mitchell. It took them half of 2016, but they established an excellent rapport. Still though, Brady has made it work with just awful receivers before. It's just a matter of how long it takes for him to get on the same page.


    Everyone needs to relax a little bit. The Manning comparisons are laughable and lazy. Manning was half crippled in that final season and had lost the power in his throws. That was certainly not the case with Brady. I'd be curious of other age 40+ QBs have ever had a completion for as long as his 60 yard (in the air) as he did last night. The only commonality with those two right now is the age.

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  3. 8 minutes ago, Rainyy said:


    So the Steelers didn't have a bye last year? 


    Bell's suspension was the first 3 games of the season and his bye week was week 8. The Cowboys' bye week is week six, and Elliot is not eligible to come back until week eight. 


    I guess it doesnt make a difference, but it seemed more impactful because you won't get any production out of Elliot until the end of October.

  4. 2 hours ago, TennisMenace said:


    I agree with you. Last year I drafted Bell early even though suspended for 3.  I'm glad I did. I won my league with a lot of thanks to him. 


    There is a big difference between 3 weeks and seven weeks (suspension plus a bye week). Having him is a great boost for the playoffs, but you need to have a plan to manage through the weeks where he gives you nothing.


    That, of course, may be a moot point if the suspension is reduced, eliminated, or postponed.

  5. I understand that there is a lot of optimism, but I would assume the worst until there is something more definitive.


    I wouldn't touch him before the second round with the current information available. With the other safe options available at that point, there is no point in needlessly lowering the floor.



  6. In a 10 team league, you probably went QB too early. I most likely would have went with a RB in the 3rd. But I really can't argue with TB.


    I'm sure you know this, but your running back situation needs to be addressed. I'm not sure who is on your waiver wire. But, you are pretty deep at WR and would be in a position to trade for a RB. I would try to see what the appetite for Allen is.

  7. 27 minutes ago, Axe Elf said:

    Congrats on going RB heavy in a PPR league, that shows a deep understanding of your league's scoring system.


    With that group of WRs, I don't think you'll have to worry about the playoffs.


    That was sort of by design. In my experience, it's always easier to find WRs than RBs on the waiver wire. Also, I needed to be prepared for a potential 8 week absence from Zeke. I needed a few RB options to hopefully have one stick.

  8. It's a 12 team, 1 pt PPR league. This draft was on Tuesday before all the Zeke drama and I took a risk on him. Extra risk taken with the OBJ injury. It's built for the playoffs (unsure if it is bound for them though). What's your take? 



    T Brady

    C Palmer



    E Elliot

    I Crowell

    CJ Anderson 

    P Perkins

    T Coleman



    O Beckham Jr

    S Watkins

    A Thielen

    R Mathews



    T Kelce



    N Novak




  9. They had an interesting breakdown about Max's injury last night on MLB Tonight. The theory is that his neck is sore as a result of his violent delivery. You can see his head jerk down as he finishes his follow through. 


    I'm not sure if it is the cause of the inflammation, but it can't feel good if his neck is already sore.

  10. I'm all for reasoned arguments for why a player is failing to meet expectations. That hasn't been the case in this thread. It's been more snarky comments.


    My take is that draft value is irrelevant once the season starts. Let's discuss performance to date and ROS prospects.

  11. Curious why those of you are disappointed haven't sold your position? His name still has a ton of value, particularly if you don't own him. The stat line isn't as concerning for someone that didn't draft him high.


    It seems to be better approach than just complaining.