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- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 4:53 PM Flag
Interesting! I have all 4 of them as well (plus Forte)! Very solid lineup.
Is this PPR? I assume not.
I think Vereen will be a monster in the game, but I'm in a PPR so that adds a lot of value. I would go, if I were you, Moreno and Vereen. Personally, I think Moreno should be a lock and then you can wait until Sunday to decide on one fo the other three. Lacy vs Cowboys, they have a really weak defense. You just gotta know that he's playing, and you should have that luxury.
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 4:37 PM Flag
!!! Did you have both of these guys playing two weeks ago? That must've been a landslide!
H. Douglas (WSH blows)
Patterson (highest upside for standard scoring I'd think, could break a big play)
Bowe (been getting a lot of looks, but sometimes KC vs bad opponent = less passing)
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 4:24 PM Flag
Haha OK you guys are becoming increasingly convincing; and you're right about Moreno's TD odds. I just really do think Lacy is a 100-yd runner very high percentage of the time with Rodgers back - plus, Cowboys D is porous. BUT that's just me trying to justify my initial indecision; thanks for the help.
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 4:14 PM Flag
Exactly! I agree all around. Including the fact that I'm also playing Knowhson in my other league; if I put him in my lineup, what am I really rooting for anymore?! Haha, but I kid; he's one of the players I expect to have a good game, so I can't be upset if it happens against me.
I think I agree, smart moves dictate I go Knowshon. I increasingly think Lacy will play AND I increasingly think A-Rod will play, but I can't let my anti-Cowboys bias hurt my fantasy team. It'll be enough to just have those two guys beat up the Cowboys and have it have no play on my fantasy team.
Thanks for the input to all of you.
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 4:12 PM Flag
Yeah, that's pretty much exactly my rationale (except the better play regardless part, except you may be right). Fantasy playoffs, I should probably go the safer route and play Knowshon.
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 3:52 PM Flag
I'm actually only picking 1 of the 3. I personally place Stacy 3rd, primarily based off a matchups this week, and probably in general (although he's the man).
- Chris H Chris H Dec 12, 2013 3:52 PM Flag
Yeah, according to the experts he is. I'm not completely sold. He had 15 carries last week, Monte had 14. Plus Monte had something like 4 goal line carries. The reason why i WOULD play Knowshon is that he's important in the receiving game; probably half of his TDs have come off a pass. I don't think it's nearly as clear cut as you make it seem. Eddie Lacy is a top-5 back with Rodgers back.
What would you do in this situation, in a full-point PPR league?
Personally, I want to play Lacy. However, I can't be positive he will play; meanwhile Moreno is playing tonight. Would you play Moreno tonight and avoid the risk of having Lacy not playing. Also, worth noting: I truly have Zac Stacy if Lacy does not play after I left Moreno on the bench.
I'm an Eagles fan and would love to see A-Rod and Lacy tear up that terrible Dallas defense.
- Chris H Chris H Nov 29, 2013 6:00 PM Flag
Oh no yea I never meant to agree that they gave up on Moreno. I was actually thinking the Broncos would be absolutely devastated if Moreno's injury was worse; they seem to despise all of their remaining RBs. Moreno is the only one who can pass protect and ever since they said Ball will get more carries to keep Moreno healthy, he had like 27 carries then 37 carries in two games.
Moreno WILL be a stud; so will Zac Stacy (slash they both already are). But I think I have the luxury of waiting for them to get healthy a week.
- Chris H Chris H Nov 29, 2013 3:56 PM Flag
Yeah, I was truly thinking Forte no mater what. It's moreso a choose one of three.
I never expected Vereen to be the lead back; he truly looks pretty weak in that role. But no Pat has been targeted more since he got back two weeks ago (22 targets) and I'm in a full point PPR league. I agree with everything you said about Stacy/Moreno thus adding to me leaning towards Vereen.
Thanks for the input!
With injuries to some of my guys, the decisions have become a little less clear cut.
Which of these two do you think you would play (in a full point PPR league)?
I already played Eddie Lacy... :(
Matt Forte (@MIN)
Knowshon Moreno (@KC)
Zac Stacy (@SF)
Shane Vereen (@HOU)
All week I was thinking just go Vereen w/ these injury concerns, but I can see now Moreno will play. Even still, I'm leaning towards Vereen. If Stacy plays also, I'm still unsure I'd throw him in there. SF is a tough matchup.
Two leagues, two (slight) dilemmas..
Keenan Allen or Nate Burleson? (full point PPR)
Keenan is the #1 WR on his team, while Burleson is the #2; however Megatron attracts so much attention, I feel like Nate is in for a solid ~7+ targets every game.
And... Pick two of: Percy Harvin, Keenan Allen and Nate Burleson (0.25 pt PPR)
Yeah my waiver wire choices were similar in both leagues, ha.
Choose one between Jarrett Boykin, Keenan Allen and Dwayne Bowe (and if we want, Nate Burleson)
Right now I have Boykin slotted in; past few weeks I've been rolling Keenan, but he's been a bit underwhelming. Dwayne Bowe hasn't seen the starting lineup in a long time. Also, I do think Nate Burleson will be a fantasy contributor, maybe as soon as this week; but I'm not really planning on throwing him out there just yet.
What do you think? I'm tempted to throw in Allen; but additionally, he might be up against Brandon Flowers?
- Chris H Chris H Nov 20, 2013 4:04 PM Flag
I agree; Knowshon truly had 27 carries that game; he will not be relinquishing much (except maybe goal-line carries, which does hurt). And as for BOWE I'm not afriad he might perform, i KNOW he WONT performand I don't expect anyone to think otherwise. Therefore I think he has almost no value; I just won't simply drop him.
My team is pretty badass but imagine this trade I made preseason... Andre Johnson for Dwayne Bowe. Good job me.
- Chris H Chris H Nov 20, 2013 10:41 AM Flag
Very solid insight!
I agree I lost on cashing in on Moreno; but no one would give me fair value for him. Been trying to trade him since Week 6 (but then he kinda continued to kill it). I don't exactly agree that James Jones will be as good as Jordy but you're right he can be gotten for a lot cheaper. I'm just not completely sold James Jones will be better than Jarrett Boykin!
You're right I think I don't want to get rid of Stacy. Maybe I should aim for someone lower than Jordy but I have him in my other league and I feel like w/ A-Rod back he might be a top-5 WR.
In this league I'm on a 5-game winning streak and am kinda killing it. That being said, I started 1-5. If I win this week and this other guy loses, I'll have seized #1 with a very strong point lead. SO I am kinda planning ahead for the playoffs while also not guaranteed in. The league is very tightly packed.
I'm trying to trade for Jordy Nelson in my league and I'm wondering what's reasonable...
I'm willing to let go of one of the following: Moreno / Stacy / Vereen (I've got Forte / Lacy)
I think I could throw in someone from the following as well: D. Bowe / J.Boykin / maaaaybe K.Allen (I've got Calvin / Antonio)
Am I giving up too much? No one seems to want to value Knowshon but even still I'm not willing to sell my guys for pennies on the dollar. I'm less willing to give up Stacy, kinda think he's a G.