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  1. "Since a Week 3 disaster against Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, Jenkins has been on a tear. In fact, he’s arguably been one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, with Pro Football Focus data to back it up. Since week 3, Janoris Jenkins has the 7th best coverage grade in the NFL and has not allowed a touchdown, among CB’s with a min of 350 snaps" came right out of https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2019/12/11/new-york-giants-janoris-jenkins-rips-critics-in-tweetstorm/ I seen the other articles too already.
  2. OK, got the facts straight, Jenkins was the #7 CB after week 3 till he got cut https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2019/12/11/new-york-giants-janoris-jenkins-rips-critics-in-tweetstorm/
  3. My bad, I thought I read he was # 3, in an article. Maybe it was referring to his play from a couple of years ago.
  4. Janoris Jenkins was the # 3 CB by Pro football focus when he got waived by the Giants. He wasn't waived due to performance so he's got the ability - but how well will he know the defense? I watched the Ram's first game after the Jalen Ramsey trade, he made a lot of mistakes, but the emotional boost he gave that defense was pretty impactful I got to say. It's a lot easier for guys to get open in the slot, so I have good confidence in AJ this week, since he's had heavy slot usage even in college. Corey Davis has an ankle injury, the other slot WR Adam Humphries is injured, that should keep the the passing load tilted toward AJ. Plus the Saints offense been scoring a lot of points, the Titans are likely to be throwing more than usual.
  5. Quite true, Flacco has not been good at throwing the ball deep for years. Perriman is a boom / bust play. Some people don't think his role will change much -- he'll still be the deep guy in this offense, but there's no Evans to take away those deep throws from him anymore. He should be a priority in the offense. I like Perriman this week, but not as much as say AJ Brown on the Titans-- that's also a last man standing kind of role with the injuries to the WR's on that team.
  6. Two weeks ago, Kupp was in on 28% of the snaps or thereabouts if I remember correct. Last week, the Rams were trailing big and it still took the very end of garbage time for Kupp to get any production. Plus TE Gerald Everett is coming back this week, another mouth to feed, when earlier in the season Everett's snaps were coming at Kupp's expense. I would be very concerned about Kupp's usage and don't feel too confident starting Kupp. Perriman's game was the outlier of his career, but he's the only starting WR left on that team from the beginning of the year and Winston is going to throw the ball. Plus Perriman did have three solid games in a row. I can seen how people would gravitate toward Perriman's situation, particularly if they are projected to lose this week. He's got a high ceiling.
  7. Pedersen has always used Running backs by committee & there are only 3 guys left in the RB committee (but Ajayi looks washed up). Sanders is likely keeping the lead RB role as long as Jordan Howard is out. But with no healthy starting WR's left from the beginning/middle of the season, the passing game is going to flow more through the TE's (3 TE's last week were involved) and RBs. Something similar happened when Green Bay lost Davante Adams to injury, much more of the load was carried by their RB's, including receiving work - both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams shone during that time. Boston had 6 catches last week and there's a good chance he'll have a substantial role because of all the other injuries. Just Alshon going down is 10 targets a game to be spread around. There's some risk involved, but the Eagles are going to have to give all those targets to their playmakers they got left -- Boston looks like a playmaker to me. He's built like Darwin Thompson of the Chiefs, short and incredibly strong for their size. Fresh legs and explosive RB's shine this time of year when defenses are all worn down. Last year, someone on the Derrick Henry thread said he was sitting Derrick Henry for the Jets Elijah McGuire in week 16. I remember thinking what a (foolish? bold?) move. I wouldnt have done it but couldn't fault his reasoning enough to say don't do it (PPR type league and McGuire was getting passing work, Packers defense against RB's was horrible last year). Henry played great for real life football but didn't do as well as McGuire in fantasy. Like I said earlier, there's some risk involved, but if he gets enough playing time, Boston's got a high ceiling this week against the Skins.
  8. Lamar will play next Sunday, you can book it. When, if ever, has a team rested its starters two weeks in a row in the NFL. I remember Peyton Manning sitting in week 16 when the Colts could have gone for the 16-0 record -- it didn't pay off during the playoffs to do it. Even sitting game 16 and a first round bye leads to being rusty in the playoffs. Sitting weeks 15 & 16 AND a first round bye, that's just too much time off. Watching the game last night was amazing but conflicting because I'm playing Lamar but my opponent has three Ravens (Ingram, Andrews and their Defense) going against me. Thank you Lamar for having your best game of the season in the fantasy playoffs! Lamar was running a lot on the first drive and ripping off big plays on the ground. You've heard of running to set up the pass, that's what Lamar does, all by himself! His ability to do so is a cheat code for wide open receivers and passing TDs. One announcer last night said the comparison he's heard was Lamar runs like Barry Sanders. I don't 100% agree with that but I can see why it was made.
  9. Mack was back at practice today. Hilton might come back and play before the year is over, so he's likely out. The game's in Tampa, so the the homefield advatage might be big. Watch the weather report, if its hot, it will greatly favor the home team. I remember reading the Miami Dolphins have one of the best homefield advatages because the sun shines on the visiting bench all day (the home team gets the shade), so on a hot day that really takes a toll on the visiting team.
  10. Best trade. got Lamar Jackson and Odell Bekham for Dak Prescott & 49ers D. Did that two weeks ago. I have the Pittsburgh D and really wanted Lamar, seeing I drafted Lamar in my other league In that other league, traded WR Tyrell Williams for TE Mark Andrews after week 2. That worked out well, seeing how he dropped Tyrell a few weeks later.
  11. I know the Raven’s lost their pro bowl center, but I’m not that worried about it because his backup looked decent last week on the road against the Rams – he probably went against Aaron Donald and seemed to hold up. Plus the game is in Baltimore at 1 pm, that’s really tough for a West Coast team to be on top of their game that early. Last week, we saw the Raider’s sleepwalk against the Jets in a similar situation, whereas normally the Raiders look competent, at least on offense. This could really be a big factor this week in the Raven’s favor. Lamar Jackson is the fantasy QB of both my teams - I drafted him in one league and traded for him in the other. He’s really grown this past year. I remember the scouting report on him coming out of college, good accuracy inside the hashmarks and inaccurate outside the numbers. It was pretty spot on. We saw the worst of him his rookie year – he was thrown into a new offense that they redid on the fly when they benched Flacco. Last year, he was inaccurate throwing – that’s the narrative, but his rookie year he was the best QB of all time in terms of passer rating for those age 21-years old or younger. See https://www.sharpfootballanalysis.com/analysis/you-are-wrong-about-lamar-jackson/ Someone posted that link earlier in this thread, thanks for that!!! This year, he finally got an offseason to learn the offense he was going to run. Players improve the most between their 1st and 2nd years. In Lamar’s case, this is so, so true. On the broadcasts, they mentioned that last year he couldn’t throw a spiral, leading to a lot of wobbly passes. Hhe worked on that and his spirals look pretty tight (maybe not Matt Ryan level) but plenty good. He also widened his stance throwing, instead of throwing off his toes and his accuracy has gotten much better as a result. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28146899/baltimore-ravens-qb-lamar-jackson-goes-question-mark-exclamation-point-53-weeks Since there’s been so much stuff in this thread about his accuracy this year, I would like to point to the following article. Lamar has been the best QB in the NFL in 3 different categories, according to a recent article by profootballfocus. The article is a great read about elite QB throws, so if talking about elite floats your boat, here’s some quality analysis. They rank Russell Wilson best overall, which is fine by me. https://www.pff.com/news/the-best-nfl-quarterback-at-every-throw-and-situation-35-categories 1) “Best throwing to receivers with a step of separation” “The most improved passer in the league this season, Jackson is getting the job done when his receivers have a step of separation. He has a league-high 96.3 passing grade and an adjusted completion percentage of 82.4%, which ranks fifth.” 2) “Best targeting TEs” “The Ravens have made it a point to invest in the tight end position, and Jackson is taking advantage with a 92.5 grade when throwing to inline tight ends. His passer rating of 139.6 this season ranks fourth in the league.” 3) “Best on three-step-drop concepts” “Jackson has been excellent in the quick game, making sharp decisions while firing accurately and on time. He has the NFL's top grade (89.1) and passer rating (128.2) on three-step drops.”
  12. The 49er's have been kinda susceptible to the running game and running QB's -- relatively speaking. Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson have both had success against them. Run to setup the pass and vice versa and neither of them can run like Lamar Jackson. I would stay away from the 49er's D this week, because the Ravens run the ball too well. I liked the 49er's D better when they had LB Kwon Alexander healthy, you really need athletic linebackers against the running QB types.
  13. I had a feeling that might happen. That's why I didn't drop Boyd, I was seriously tempted though -- there's no passing upside with the rookie QB. Seriously 3 targets against the Raiders for Boyd, a team that Darnold shredded this past week and has been shredded throughout the year.
  14. One of the reasons Williams got so many carries was that the T Y Hilton was coming back off injury -- the coach said he was a decoy for a large part of the game. Plus Brissett had a big brace on his left knee & that's got to affect his passing mechanics. They were really committed to the run because both Hilton and Brissett aren't all that healthy.
  15. Teams have hopped on the Sean McVey coaching tree and zone blocking came with the territory. Outsize zone requires the linemen to block parallel to the line of scrimmage, and that can make pass and runs look the same initially, making it easier to fool the defense with what's coming. It's kinda funny that both the Rams (last game I watched) and the Bengals have been getting away from outside zone, you need a quality offensive line to make it happen. Whereas the Packers can make it work because they got a good O Line.