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- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 5:16 PM Flag
Okay Guys. I am heading out for the day. I'll be on probably later answering more questions. Have a great weekend.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 5:15 PM Flag
No, for 2 reasons. 1 - you don't have enough RB depth to trade away T Rich. You have no guarantee Hyde will be an impact fantasy player this year, and Pierre Thomas' value is limited due to the Running Back by Committee approach in NO. 2 - Welker is a huge injury risk. He has chronic concussion issues, and those issues don't just go away. They get worse.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 5:10 PM Flag
I see what you are saying, but I think people are a bit too quick to assume that Wright is the next Hernandez. I dont agree. Hernandez was a superior athlete to Wright, and was a bit more versatile. Wright is a glorified receiver in a tight end's body. Do I think he will do well in NE? Sure. But do I think he will be fantasy relevant? I have my doubts. Also keep in mind, NE's offense is very complex. Many receivers and TEs have struggled their first year with the team. In a 12-14 team league, I'd like the pick. In a 10 team league, there are better options.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 5:06 PM Flag
I assume that the only reason Josh Gordon is on this team is because you plan to use a keeper pick on him for next year. While this is smart, I typically don't like this strategy because you will have to carry dead weight on your team this year. If I were you, I'd think about trading one of your backs and trying to get better at the receiver position. You are pretty weak there. Smith and Floyd are not bad options, but neither one is a WR1. I'd think about packaging Foster and a Smith to see if you can get a number one receiver, and maybe a mid tier RB. That would balance this team out more.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:51 PM Flag
You did a good job of adapting this team to the settings of your league. AP/Arian Foster is a high upside combo, but Foster is risky. If he stays healthy, these guys may win you this fantasy league. Nice combo at QB with Brady and RGIII. Very nice group of receivers. I think you can do a bit better than Tim Wright as your backup TE. In a 10 team league, there has to be better options on the waiver wire. Overall, this team is strong. But try to find a better TE to back up Olsen. I like Wright more as a real life player than I do a fantasy option.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:38 PM Flag
Overall, a very solid team. I am not a huge fan of Marshawn Lynch in PPR leagues. I may have passed on him for a better receiver, and then taken a back who catches passes like Demarco Murray. That being said, Bell is a really good RB2, and I like Joique Bell as a flex option. Romo/Dalton is a good value combination, and should score a lot in a 6 pt per passing TD league. Receivers are good, and deep. Love Patterson as a breakout WR3. Reed is a good TE, but I would have drafted a backup TE due to his concussion issues. Overall, you should be competitive with this team, but keep on the lookout for a backup TE due to Reed's injury concerns.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:19 PM Flag
Nice. Way to go on that receiving corps. You did a good job of getting running backs that catch passes too (with the exception of Ridley). From what you have told me, I'd be shocked if you were not in the top 3 of your league this season.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:14 PM Flag
I think you are pretty deep. You don't have an elite starter, but you have enough depth that you should be able to play the match ups. I love the Rice/Bernard handcuff. Good job nailing that one.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:11 PM Flag
I'd like to see you be a bit stronger at the WR position, considering this is a .5 PPR league. I love Floyd, but I love him more as a WR3 who has WR2 upside. Torey Smith is a good option in standard leagues, but I dont love him in PPR. More of a big play receiver than a high volume catch guy. Hunter has good upside, but I'd love a stronger WR4, with Hunter as a high upside WR5. That is the biggest weakness I'd address. I'd also think about upgrading your RB3 spot. Im not sold on Lamar Miller. Great job getting Stafford in a 6 pt per passing TD league.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 4:07 PM Flag
Huge talent/huge injury risk. I am typically passing on him in fantasy drafts. Injury risk is too high for the high pick you will have to spend on him in many drafts. If he falls to round 4, yes. Before that, no.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 3:54 PM Flag
Doug Martin every day of the week, and twice on weekends. Much higher upside, and he is a three down back. Much better pass catcher than people realize. The injury of Charles Sims opens the door for Martin to get more touches, even on third down.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 3:53 PM Flag
Im not a fan of your RB depth. You have 2 strong starters, but your bench is pretty weak at that position. I think taking Cam and Ryan both hurt you, based on where you would have had to draft them. I would much rather you took Ryan, and then waited til late to take a backup than to take both, because it really hurt your depth. Your receivers are pretty good. Starters are good. Welker is a good flex (though I like him more in PPR leagues). I like Hunter and Lee on the bench. Not so much Bowe. But overall, good depth at this position. Love the tight ends. You can play the matchups and get moster production out of these two. I may even like Rudolph a bit more than Cameron. If I were you, I'd seriously think of trying to trade for a RB or two. You are going to be hurting during bye weeks, or if one of your starters gets injured.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 29, 2014 3:48 PM Flag
Considering this is a 16 team league, I think you are looking good. Brees is a huge plus considering TDs are 5 points instead of 4, and all of your backs are good pass catchers, which is good for PPR. I dont love Watkins as your 3rd receiver, because I hate his QB. I think you may want to alternate him and Shorts depending on the matchup. Neither of your TE's are great options, but both have upside. Keep an eye on TE's from the waiver wire early in the season, and see if one emerges. Overall, I like this team.
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