General Message Board
- Christopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 10:36 AM Flag
In standard leagues - Jennings is a good RB2 who should be very productive.
In PPR leagues - He is a high end RB2. Catches a lot of passes, and is also a good runner.
Either way - This guy is being severely underrated this year. Better than most people realize.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 10:31 AM Flag
I have that issue from time to time. I am the kind of person that refuses to pass on premier talent and take lesser talent just because of by weeks. I'd rather get hit hard in one week, but have a super talented team, than to have a lesser team. The only positions I really pay attention to by weeks in is backup QB, and K (I generally want one with a late bye week). Aside from that, I take the best players available, and then figure it out later. I have won many championships using this method.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 10:27 AM Flag
He is the starter opposite Kendall Hunter. Nate Washington is moving to the 3rd receiver spot. I'd use a waiver claim on Hunter. Huge potential this year.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 9:30 AM Flag
I don't think this is a bad team by any means. Could it be better? Perhaps. But it's not bad.
In a 2 QB league, I like your starters at QB. However, I am a little surprised you did not draft a 3rd QB. How do you plan to handle bye weeks?
Ball and the Bush/Bell handcuff are a nice combo at RB. Ellington is an incredible flex. You made out really well at the RB position considering where you drafted, and the strength of your team in other areas. I like Andre Williams as a rookie stash. I don't love Helu, but he's not a terrible option in PPR on your bench.
You are pretty set at receiver. Thomas/Garcon is a good combo, especially in a PPR league. Smith and wright are really good backups and possible flex options depending on the matchup. I don't love Boldin, but as a 5th receiver you could do worse. I do think his production will drop this year now that Crabtree is back.
I like Rudolph as a starter at TE, I don't love Heath Miller as a backup. I think a better route would have been to grab a high upside TE2 like Ladarius green, Zach Ertz, Tyler Eifert, etc.
Lavonte David/Bobby Wagner are a good combo at IDP. Both get a lot of tackles, and are versatile. Linebackers are the best way to go in IDP leagues.
I think the Cardinals defense is gonna lose value without Dockett, Washington, or Dansby. Sorry, but you may need to be looking elsewhere for defense. We will see I guess.
Overall, not a bad team at all.
- Reply to Rick Aug 21, 2014 6:19 AMChristopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 9:17 AM Flag
The answer is: ABSOLUTELY! In a league that has a scoring system skewed towards quarterbacks, they have much more value. In leagues with standard settings (4 pts per passing TD, 1 point per 25 yards), the difference is minimized, and running QBs get a boost. However, in 6 pt per TD leagues, it's a different story.
I generally am not a guy who drafts QBs early, however I would definitely look to draft a QB early in a league that has 6 pts per TD.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 21, 2014 9:15 AM Flag
Brady offers excellent value in fantasy this year. Depending on the sustained health of Gronk and Vereen, Brady could have a huge year, and getting a QB like him in the 8th round is a steal. As long as you stacked up at other positions, you should feel REALLY good about Brady as your QB this year.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 7, 2014 3:22 PM Flag
I think if your RB depth was just terrible, I'd consider it. But you have pretty decent depth. McCoy is a stud, Gerhart is a good RB2, Gore is old but should be decent, and I thing West will be a breakout rookie. I'd pass, but only because I think you dont need to do it. Not because its not a good deal.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 7, 2014 10:47 AM Flag
With standard scoring, I personally would have gone Zac Stacy. That Rams offensive line is looking much improved with a healthy Jake Long and the addition of Greg Robinson. Jeff Fisher is a run first coach, and Stacy looked fantastic down the stretch last year. Him and Lacy would give you an excellent 1-2 punch.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 7, 2014 10:29 AM Flag
Cooks. More versatile, and will see more targets in the "Sproles" role. In PPR leagues, he is clearly ahead of Stills. In standard leagues I'd still take Cooks, but by a closer margin. Stills stretches the field and makes plays downfield, but is not a volume receiver by any means.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 6, 2014 4:41 PM Flag
In 6 point passing leagues, you cannot wait as long as you can in 4 point passing leagues. The guys I tend to target in 6 point leagues are Stafford, RGIII, Foles, and Brady. All offer tremendous value considering where you can draft them.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 6, 2014 12:53 PM Flag
There are a reasons why people avoid him as their starter -
1) He throws a lot of INTs
2) With Jay Gruden gone, they will not be more run heavy under Hue Jackson
3) There are simply better options out there.
I like Dalton alot, but I like him more as a high end backup, or a QB2 in 2 Quarterback leagues. I don't love him as a starter. You can get EXCELLENT values this year by waiting and taking guys like Rivers, Kaepernick, RGIII, Brady, etc. Dalton is a tier below those players in fantasy.
I agree that I don't trust Cam Newton in fantasy this year. But there are a handful of QBs that I trust a whole lot more than Andy Dalton
- Christopher Christopher Aug 6, 2014 12:50 PM Flag
Like Ol' Blues stated, it depends on the league settings. In standard, I would take Lacey if he is there. In PPR I'd take Calvin Johnson or Jimmy Graham. I generally avoid taking Peyton Manning unless he somehow falls to round 2. Taking a QB in round 1 makes it very difficult for you to have a balanced and well rounded roster.
- Christopher Christopher Aug 6, 2014 8:59 AM Flag
I think in a league that has a scoring system skewed towards QBs, Manning and Brees may be first rounders, depending on how many teams are in your league and where your pick is. In a 12 team league, I'd be surprised if both are not taken in round 1. In a 10 team league, there is a chance that only Manning is a 1st rounder, although I'd bet Brees is taken there too.
If you pick in the top 5, I would not take a QB. I'd go RB. Even at 4 or 5 you can still get Forte or Lacy in most cases. If you pick in one of the 5-10 or 5-12 slots, I may consider taking a QB in a league like that. The later you go into the round, the more a QB is a good option.
One QB that I think can put up near elite level production at a cheaper price is Matthew Stafford. He should put up huge numbers this year with the weapons he has, and he is a bargain considering you can get him after the big 3 QBs are taken.
- Christopher Christopher Jul 29, 2014 10:17 AM Flag
I would not consider Lyerla in fantasy this year. Rookie TEs typically are not big fantasy producers, and I am not even sure he will get a ton of snaps. I think he will make the team, but I think Richard Rodgers will be the starter (unless they re-sign Finley). Regardless - I think Lyerla has long term potential to be very good, but this year he won't be fantasy relevant.
- Reply to co Jul 29, 2014 3:20 AMChristopher Christopher Jul 29, 2014 9:32 AM Flag
Murray is a beast. People tend to shy away from him due to his health more so than his production. Everytime this guy has been healthy, he has produced in a big way. If he remains healthy, he will be a top 5 back this year, and should challenge Lacy for the 4th spot behind Charles, McCoy, Peterson
- Christopher Christopher Jul 29, 2014 9:29 AM Flag
I don't think you are necessarily weak at WR, but you are banking on Patterson and Maclin breaking out this year. They both DEFINITELY have the potential to do that. If they do, your team will be very competitive. If they don't, you could be in trouble. I do like James Jones as a 5th receiver. A lot of people are overlooking him, but he is going to be the number one option in Oakland. They are gonna have to throw a lot to stay in games, so I see Jones potentially having a big year.
I think your strength at RB, QB, and TE are good, but I would not have drafted Cam as your backup. If you have a guy like Brees, you don't have to draft a high profile backup. That is a classic mistake that people make. A guy like Andy Dalton would have been sufficient, and you could have gotten him much later. You will never start Cam over Brees, so there is no reason to take a backup QB until late in the draft. That pick could have been a good WR or a better RB. QBs and TE's are similar - If you get one of the few elite players at those positions, you should not draft a backup until late in the draft. Unless it's a bye or injury, you should never have to replace your starter at those positions if he is elite.
- Reply to DT Jul 29, 2014 8:50 AMChristopher Christopher Jul 29, 2014 9:21 AM Flag
In a PPR format I would go Cooks, Watkins, Evans
In standard, I'd go Evans, Watkins, Cooks
I think Evans and Watkins have more TD potential, while Cooks has the potential to get more catches than the other two.
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