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    Offering Opinion

    by Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:20 AM
    Donny Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:44 AM Flag

    It's like we share the same brain.

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    Offering Opinion

    by Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:20 AM
    Donny Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    I don't think that is enough, honestly. But you seem like you know your craft. Good luck!

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    Offering Opinion

    by Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:20 AM
    Donny Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:30 AM Flag

    Then you should probably think of a good trade for him. I would think Jimmy Graham would get it done. If not, throw in Shady McCoy. I can't possibly see you needing either of those players if you already have Harvey Unga as your cornerstone.

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    Offering Opinion

    by Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:20 AM
    Donny Donny Sep 26, 2014 11:24 AM Flag

    I would drop him and pick up Jamize Olawale.

  • Fire Away

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    Roster Help Please

    by Donny Sep 4, 2014 12:44 PM
    Donny Donny Sep 4, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    Would appreciate any insight, please.

  • Pick 2 of the following 3: Percy Harvin (vs. GB), Michael Floyd (vs. SD), Cordarelle Patterson (@ STL)

    Also, which TE: Zach Ertz (vs. JAX) or Jordan Reed (@ HOU)

    I appreciate any insight and/or reasoning.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 3:21 PM Flag

    No problem. glad I could offer an ear.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 3:01 PM Flag

    Excuse me, I meant to say "that's not when you want your RBs conceding carries".

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 3:00 PM Flag

    I would probably do that trade. I actually like Cobb more than Maclin for health reasons and I have a gut feeling that Ingram actually sees about 200 carries this year. Meanwhile, I think Jackson will be in a timeshare by the end of the year with Freeman and that's not when your RBs to be condeing carries.

    If you can't pull the trigger on that deal, see if you can wrestle Forte away. I would start with Foster and Maclin to try and get Cobb/Forte. If not, respectfully ask what it might take to get Forte. use the notes at the bottom of the trade proposal window. I tend to use this for dialogue and I try to be as cordial as possible. If his counter is too rich, then just thnak him for the dialogue and say, "no thanks.".

    Otherwise, the deal he offerred is definitely beneficial to your team.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    Not a problem, Tom. I don't claim to be a pundit, more of a junkie for this stuff - I can't get enough conjecture in my life.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 2:53 PM Flag

    Really good team, but a little weak on RBs. I may invest in a guy like Brown (WR) from Arizona. He may be the slot receiver and he should see a good amount of volume playing alongside Floyd and Fitz.

    I see you have Ridley, but I read a report that he was on the cutting block. I doubt the sincerity of that report, but the underlying message is probably more meaningful: he is in a timeshare at best. With his fumbling issues, I would probably have more faith in James White. he has run with the first team quite a bit and everything I read says the coaches have been impressed with his practices. While that hasn't quite been leveraged in pre-season games, I think it is worth monitoring.

    One other name to monitor is Bennie Cunningham. I have been singing his praises all day and it should be ntoed that he actually started the 3rd pre-season game, which is usually a dress rehearsal. With Stacy being the volume runner he is and averaging a measely 2.8 YPC in the preseason, keep your eye on him, as well.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 2:44 PM Flag

    Pretty good team. I generally don't like to invest in both a RB and QB form the same team, but if you are going to do it, it might as well be with a top 5 offense. Andre Johnson is a little over the hill in my opinion, but he is still a WR1 on a middle of the pack team (Houston). Brandon Marshall may not be the best WR on his team by the end of the year, but I can guarantee you he will be one of the few wideouts who won't see double teams as a result of having such a good WR2 (Jeffrey). Your TE is a little weak; I would look to go after someone with a little more upside (Rudolph, Ertz, Ladairus Green?). Your bench is solid. I am a big fan of Joicque Bell and I think it is only a matter of time before he ends up being the starter in Detroit (another top 5 offense). Markus Wheaton may be your diamond in the rough. Pittsburgh's running game has looked atrocious so far and they may have to throw it a ton. overall, you should be happy.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 2:40 PM Flag

    Depends on how deep your league is and what kind of depth you have at the WR position. Personally, I like Harvin to get the bulk of the catches there and they aren't going to have a ton of passes to go around anyway. My gut would say no, you should look elsewhere for another WR.

    I would rather have Donald Brown than woodhead. I know Woodhead is going to be the 3rd down back, but what does that mean - 50 catches at best? unless it is a ppr league, I would go with Brown, who averaged 5.3 YPC last year and has a good situation as far as having an injury-prone starter in front of him.

    Hope this helps.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 2:32 PM Flag

    Still here for another hour...

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    Well, first off, I have zero knowledge of IDP. I have done one league witht hem and it took away from the overall appeal of fantasy football in my opinion. but I get that people love to do them. So I am not going to offer any commentary on those players.

    I am not a big fan of Luck. Pep Hamilton has never really taken the reigns off him yet and he didn't even throw for 30 TDs last year. He obviuosly upgraded his receiving corps this year by getting Dwayne Allen and Reggie Wayne back from injuries and by adding Nicks. Maybe this is the year where he takes off.

    I love your receivers; though you lack true depth. I don't think that appears to be a problem in this league as long as they all don't share any byes.

    McCoy is my favorite fantasy player. not jjust because he is ranked #1, but because he is 26, plays in the best offense and has shades of abrry Sanders in him. On the other hand, I am not a fan of Foster. Alot of pundits are predicting a bounceback, but I see a guy that is more invested in things other than football in his life. That usually equates to a less than optimal year. That being said, you backed him up with two RB2s that are in decent situations. One thing, and I said this to someone else in this thread, si to pay attention to Bennie Cunningham. He got the start in the third pre-season game and it looks like he might be challenging for the starting gig. Stacy's 2.8 YPC has exactly instilled confidence and losing Bradford may further hurt his stock.

    Overall, I would look to build a little more depth at WR and see if you can imporve upon your RB2. A possible deal would be to find someone that has Andre Ellington and see if you can work out a deal where you "downgrade" (but I see more as an upgrade) Foster for Ellington while trading Decker for a better WR. good luck.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:41 AM Flag

    I think the three you have are the ones to go with. There have been whispers that Wallace is a chnges man this year and that the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins is going to invoke an "Eagles-style" offense. Let's wait and see before you pull the trigger there. If you are looking for a possible position controversy, then Colston may be your guy. I have seen him falling in every draft and I think people are forgetting he is the #1 WR on a top 5 offense. Guys like Jimmy Graham and Cooks have been going higher. while I get Graham for obvious reasons, Cooks should not be going above Colston. However, I really like Harvin this year and I think he will have a big season. I especially like him in week 1 versus the Packers. Don't change a thing for now.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:34 AM Flag

    Your team looks good on paper. I am a little lower on guys like Cam, Gerhart, and Wes Welker than others. I think Cam is an immense talent, but between the rib injury, which many are saying worse than advertised, and the lack of supporting cast, this may be a down year for him. But what's really a down year - 4000 Pass yards, 30 TDs, 500 rush yards, 5 TDs? You have to imagine if his supporting cats is poor, then in theory, he should be behind in games and passing more. Gerhart is rumored to only be in line for 12-15 carries per game. I still think that equates to 1000 yards, but not the bell cow he is being touted as. I love Welker because of the offense he is in, but he screams "Wayne Chrebet" to me. This guy could be out of the NFL by season's end.

    However, I happen to be higher on guys like Julio, Justin Hunter, and Kyle Rudolph. I think Julio is in line for a huge season. Before his injury, he was headed for over 1800 receiving yards and 15 TDs. You might have the best receiver in the NFL on your team. Hunter and Rudolph both fit the mold of sleepers and have been revered by most other.

    one thing I would look into is drop Tre Mason for Bennie Cunnigham. There is a rumor he may supplant Stacy in the backgfield. Keep your eye on that.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:23 AM Flag

    It takes time to research what defenses each team is seeing. Sorry for the delay.

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    Bored - Taking Questions, Fire Away

    by Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:11 AM
    Donny Donny Aug 29, 2014 11:22 AM Flag

    Giants (vs DET), Titans (vs. KC) , Bills (vs. CHI), Packers (vs. SEA), and Saints (vs. ATL) are all tough matchups. Logic says pass.
    Jets (vs. OAK) and Eagles (vs. JAX) look good on paper.
    Houston (vs. WAS) and Browns (vs. PIT) are the toss-ups.

    I think the Eagles will be playing from ahead all game so Jacksonville will be passing. The Jets pass defense is terrible while their run defense is pretty good. I like Houston for the same reasons as the Jets. I really don't like taking defenses on the road (Cleveland), so I guess the best choice is probably the Eagles if you want to play the probabilities.

    Bryant should see alot of opportunities versus the Saints, but Gould is probably on the better offense. I would take the opportunity though - go with Bryant.

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