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Ladarius Green caught 4-of-6 targets for 64 yards against the Bills.

Green saw two red-zone targets, and drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone. Green appeared to play more snaps in the second half than Antonio Gates, and played a big role in two of the Chargers' four scoring drives. Gates is likely still the No. 1 tight end in San Diego, but it will be hard to keep a talent like Green on the bench all season. Sep 21 - 4:45 PM
Is there any doubt who is the #1 TE in San Diego. I don't really get how anyone could think this is a question at this point?? I would love to pawn Ladarius off for TE1 value to some sucker. Maybe I should play in leagues with the guy who wrote this.

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Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice Monday.
On a short week ahead of Thursday night's tilt with the Giants, we're not expecting Reed to play Week 4. Niles Paul will get another start as a TE2. Sep 22 - 6:20 PM

Niles Paul caught six passes for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Philadelphia.
Paul continues to really impress with Jordan Reed (hamstring) sidelined. On a 3rd-and-1 early in the game, the Redskins went play-action and Kirk Cousins dropped a perfect dime to Paul on a long wheel route. It's that kind of athleticism and confidence that makes him a weekly TE1 play as long as Reed is out. Paul has 18 catches, 253 yards and a touchdown (on a Week 2 goal-line fade) already this season. Sep 21 - 5:46 PM

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Donald BROWN...BROWN!! Lazy bastards..

D.J. Adams - RB - Chargers

Chargers signed RB D.J. Adams.

An undrafted free agent out of small-school Portland State, Adams originally signed with the Cowboys. With Danny Woodhead on injured reserve, Adams will slide in as the Bolts' No. 3 back behind Donald Butler and Branden Oliver until Ryan Mathews (knee) gets healthy.

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Donald BROWN...BROWN!! Lazy bastards..

D.J. Adams - RB - Chargers

Chargers signed RB D.J. Adams.

An undrafted free agent out of small-school Portland State, Adams originally signed with the Cowboys. With Danny Woodhead on injured reserve, Adams will slide in as the Bolts' No. 3 back behind Donald Butler and Branden Oliver until Ryan Mathews (knee) gets healthy.

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I can't take credit...This was posted by another user over in the Larry Donnell thread but it's just too perfect for here...

"Pretty funny to read the rotoworld blue blurb progression on this guy


"Donnell, who runs like a dad"

"We'd strongly recommend avoiding all G-Men tight ends in fantasy football leagues this year."

"It's a fantasy black hole."

"He's miles from fantasy relevance."

"we're not rushing to the waiver wire for him by any means"

"He's a slow-footed former UDFA"

"He is a more fluid mover than his forty time suggests"

"He's put himself in the TE1/2 mix"

"He's a massive human being, one with strong hands and decent movement skills for his size."

Edited by Sneaky, Today, 02:33 PM."

Edited by GottaGetTheWin
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TE Notes: The Cowboys have allowed the second most fantasy points to tight ends through the season’s first three weeks. Sunday, they play host to Jimmy Graham. Don’t be surprised if the goggles do nothing.Rob Gronkowski has just 11 catches for 116 games, but has found the end zone twice in three games, giving him 44 touchdowns in 53 career contests. He also played 57.5 percent of the Patriots’ snaps in Week 3, up from 43.1 percent in Weeks 1-2. He’s the clear TE2 with Julius Thomas on bye. … Greg Olsen is sixth in tight-end fantasy points, and third in targets. With so much inconsistency at the position, he’s finding himself elevated to inexplicable heights. … Martellus Bennett’s 20/161/4 line on 26 targets through three games is impossible to ignore, just know that no team has allowed fewer fantasy points to tight ends than the Packers through three games. That’s thanks in large part to a soft schedule, however.

:rolleyes:

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Man, I wasn't sure initially if he'd be in that much trouble, but now that's he's been "chagged", oh boy..

Jonathan Dwyer - RB - Cardinals
Suspended Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been formally chagged with felony aggravated assault.
Dwyer has also been charged with eight misdemeanors for his alleged July assault of his wife. He'll spend 2014 on the reserve/NFI list with an "illness" before becoming a free agent in January. Dwyer's NFL career is likely over.
Source: Associated Press Sep 29 - 3:57 PM

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Also...unless you're playing in a 20+ team league, I'm pretty sure you can drop McCown in 1QB leagues too.

Speaking Monday, Bucs coach Lovie Smith wouldn't commit to Josh McCown (thumb) as his starter when healthy.

It's a change of course from Week 3, where Smith insisted McCown would keep his starting job when healthy. Smith, however, must have seen what everyone else saw in Sunday's win over the Steelers, and that is Mike Glennon gives the Bucs their best chance to win. McCown can be safely dropped in all two-quarterback leagues.
Related: Josh McCown
Sep 29 - 3:13 PM

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Who is writing these now, years ago, when Greg Rosenthal was doing them, they were good...Now it's like a 13 year old who just started playing fantasy football is writing them, they are so reactive and week-to-week.

Example 1 - Eddy Lacy from Tonight:

Eddie Lacy had 13 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's Week 5 win over the Vikings.

He added three catches for 27 yards. Lacy was finally able to break out after being held under 50 yards in the Packers' first four games. He reversed the field and broke two tackles on his first touchdown, and trucked Vikings S Robert Blanton on his way to the end-zone for his second score. Despite his early struggles, Lacy is back to being an every-week RB1. He'll take on the Dolphins in Week 6.

Ha, he goes from a plodding RB2 to a sure-fire RB1?? What type of crap is this?

RW, you are supposed to be the experts?! My god, it's as bad as Matthew Berry, how do these people get these jobs, they are awful.

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Example 2 - Steve Smith

Looking at his blurbs from the past month are hilarious, he goes from an undependable WR4/5 to a rock solid WR2 with upside after the Panthers games; just ridiculous...Tout your praise in the summer for breakout guys and then stick with it!

Sorry for venting, but I am just about done with so-called fantasy experts, I value the opinion of those on these boards more than the knuckleheads who write for RW and ESPN.

Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 101 yards in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.

Steve Sr. saw seven targets to Torrey Smith's eight in this game, but the former continues to run higher-percentage routes and now has at least 100 yards in two of Baltimore's first three games. Smith will be a low-end WR3/flex option when the Ravens take on his former team, the Panthers, in Week 4.

Sep 21 - 4:20 PM

Steve Smith caught 6-of-10 targets for 71 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

A fired-up Smith also drew three penalties on the Steelers, including two separate facemasks. It was a throwback night for the 35-year-old wideout, who appeared to have springs in his legs on some of his cutbacks. Smith has surprisingly been operating as the Ravens' "X" receiver through the season's first two games, drawing a mammoth 25 targets in the process. He's turned them into 13 catches for 189 yards. We still expect Smith to ultimately settle in as a WR4, but WR3 status isn't out of the question.

Sep 12 - 12:10 AM

Steve Smith caught 7-of-15 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

Smith shook off a slew of early-game drops to get behind the Bengals' defense on a fourth-quarter rollout by Joe Flacco, where he found "89" deep for a lead-grabbing 80-yard touchdown catch, at the end of which Smitty broke two tackles. It was one of the most thrilling plays of Week 1. Although we're skeptical Smith will provide consistent fantasy numbers in Baltimore's offense, he certainly has enough left to help the Ravens' team. He remains a WR3/4 in fantasy. Our minds will change quickly, however, if Smith sees this heavy usage in games moving forward. The Ravens face the Steelers on Thursday night.

Sep 7 - 4:38 PM

Steve Smith Sr. - WR - Ravens

Steve Smith had six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game.

Smith got wide open on a go-route for a 30-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He secured six of his team-high seven targets by Joe Flacco. Smith is playing a complementary possession role to Torrey Smith, and doesn't project as more than the No. 3 option in Baltimore's passing attack. He remains a WR4/5. Smith had a combined two catches for 17 yards in his first two preseason games.

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It seems like http://forums.rotoworld.com/index.php?showtopic=391637&page=17 would make a nice home for your thoughts. :)

True, sorry to vent, this has just been ticking me off for a couple of seasons now, and these two examples highlight it perfectly.

I understand the fluctuations week to week and have been playing fantasy for 2 decades, but it's just so annoying to see that they are offering people basically no value in their insight...Makes me want to start another fantasy site to give them competition.

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This thread is great! haha, just found it; glad to see others find the humor in all of this.

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I can't take credit...This was posted by another user over in the Larry Donnell thread but it's just too perfect for here...

"Pretty funny to read the rotoworld blue blurb progression on this guy[/size]

"Donnell, who runs like a dad"[/size]

"We'd strongly recommend avoiding all G-Men tight ends in fantasy football leagues this year."[/size]

"It's a fantasy black hole."[/size]

"He's miles from fantasy relevance."[/size]

"we're not rushing to the waiver wire for him by any means"[/size]

"He's a slow-footed former UDFA"[/size]

"He is a more fluid mover than his forty time suggests"[/size]

"He's put himself in the TE1/2 mix"[/size]

"He's a massive human being, one with strong hands and decent movement skills for his size." [/size]

Edited by Sneaky, Today, 02:33 PM."

This is hilarious, wow...

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Rotoworld Blurb:


Drew Stanton will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 5 at Denver.


Through two starts, Stanton has completed 32-of-62 passes (51.6%) for 411 yards (6.63 YPA), and a 2:0 TD-to-INT ratio. The good news for Michael Floyd is Stanton is willing to throw the ball downfield, attempting 19 passes of 20-plus yards. The bad news is Stanton has been highly inefficient. Fire up the Broncos' fantasy defense in Week 5. Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are risky WR3s. Oct 3 - 3:58 PM


This is one of the most ridiculous blurbs I've ever read. The Cardinals are 3-0 thanks to a solid performance by Stanton last week against San Francisco (2-2). And it doesn't even mention John Brown, who is the only Arizona WR with a receiving TD (3 to be exact). But they're recommending Fitzgerald and his 10/107/0 line through 3 games, as a "risky WR3." Where do they get these guys?

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So what, are RW blurb writers giving shout outs to each other? Read the last line.

ESPN's Adam Schefter said on NFL Live Monday that Jimmy Graham's shoulder sprain is not considered serious. The Saints have a Week 6 bye, so Graham gets two full weeks to rest the injury and get healthy to face the Lions in Week 7. "It is considered to be a sprained shoulder," Schefter stated. "It is not considered to be a serious injury." Graham owners like Kenny Darter can breathe a major sigh of relief.

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Zac Stacy rushed for 17 yards on eight carries in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Stacy got the start after leaving last week's loss with a calf injury. He was similarly ineffective as he has been all season, however. The Rams ran a three-man committee in the backfield with Stacy leading the charge at eight carries. Benny Cunningham saw seven totes and score a one-yard touchdown, while rookie Tre Mason made his debut and led the Rams with 40 yards on five carries. Mason was easily the most impressive, and could see increased work next week vs. Seattle. Stacy has entered Shonn Greene plodder mode and is an RB2/3.

In a comittee? Check

In a 3-way committee? Check

Did the worst in a 3 way committee? Check

Losing carries next week? Check

Coming off an injury/looking ineffective? Check

Going against a top 5 run defense? Check

Conclusion

He is an RB2/3?

How could that possibly make sense? He apparently isn't the RB2 on his own team. In another blurb you say that Tre Mason is taking over.Yet you say that he is an OK rb2 next week? I'd even take Crowell over Stacy next week personally along with many other backs. Do you just say that every runningback who touches the ball 5+ times is automatically RB2/3? Similar to how ever wr whose doing badly is a boom/bust wr3?

Edited by Fantasymaestro

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Zac Stacy rushed 27 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns, and tacked on six catches for 51 yards in the Rams' Week 9 loss to Tennessee.

Entering the game questionable with an ankle injury, Stacy looked every bit 100 percent as he sustained drives virtually on his own and kept St. Louis competitive versus a superior opponent. Stacy doesn't just run hard, he's got subtle moves in the hole and relentlessly churns his legs through contact, padding runs with additional yardage. He is now the clear-cut foundation of the Rams' offense, which has finally begun to find an identity. Stacy squares off with a weak Colts run defense in Week 10.

He sure became a plodder quick. I wonder how bad they will think Mason is by this time next year?

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It's funny how week 5 one guy will write about a player and week 6 a different writer will write about the same player. That's how we get these hiarious contadictions all year long. It would be wise if they stuck writers on specific teams so we get some consistency

Edited by Shabba Rankz

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RW would be so much better if they just stuck to givng facts instead of providing their stupid "looks like shonn greene" "Boom/Bust WR3 option" opinions at the end of each blurb.

Why not "stacy managed X carries for X yards, losing touches to cunningham and mason who had X carries and X yards on X snaps"

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Le'Veon Bell's attorney waived his client's right to a preliminary hearing on Bell's marijuana and DUI charges, and hopes to enter a first-offender's program to have the charges dismissed.

Per the Associated Press, Bell will "likely" face a two-game suspension once the criminal case wraps up, "probably early next year." Due to a convenient "scheduling conflict," Bell's preliminary hearing now won't take place until December 10. It sounds like the case won't be closed until January or February at soonest. Bell is not expected to face any league discipline this year.

Ummm...you don't have a "preliminary hearing" after appearing in court to waive your right to one.

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