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I would drop Tate and Pierce and pickup Forsett and West and Crowell if I can't get West. Pierce didn't do anything last year when given the opportunity either; all signs are pointing to Forsett now. You saw Ben Tate's value this week - his injury shouldn't be a a shocker. Both the rookies are more talented anyways.
Bradshaw has no value. Why would you pick him up? For his three carries a week? T-Rich is not the problem in Indy. It's them having the league's worst O-line and OC. Even if you're in the club that blames T-Rich, if T-Rich isn't worth a fantasy spot, then Bradshaw.can't be worth one either. If he gets "permanent job," what does that give him? 9 carries a week? Maybe 40 yards on a good day?
Completely ridiculous, unbalanced, and the makings for a terrible league. People should stick to standard and forget trying to add these asinine bonus points to their leagues. A QB that throws 450 already scores a lot more than the guy who threw 250; you don't need the extra bonus points to exaggerate the scoring.
This is a poor comparison of matchup play using FA QBs. Carr vs. Jets and Manuel vs. Chicago would not be good plays. Look at the previous trends: Those teams gave up the 15th and 22nd most ppg to QBs last year, respectively. Geno Smith and Shaun Hill (both likely in FA) play Oakland and Minnesota this week. Minnesota gave up the most QB ppg and Oakland 3rd, both more than 20ppg.
You win at fantasy football by playing the right matchups. No QB is unbenchable because you can stream QBs just as easily as you can defenses. Seattle was an obvious bad matchup; they gave up 10.86 ppg to QBs last year. In the Super Bowl, Manning would have only scored 11.2 points. Playing an elite QB against them, you can hope to get a good performance, but you certainly shouldn't expect an elite performance (and you should know a poor performance is more likely than an elite one.) The only reason not to play another QB is if you don't have another or your other has a horrific matchup as well.
Yahoo crashed last weekend too. I believe it has something to do with the horrific new draft tool. It lagged even on slow days (not to mention all the other horrific stuff about it). The amount of traffic on the weekends combined with all the people using the tool is eating up the server in my best guess. The old tool is so much nicer and so much smoother. I can't believe they have the idiots who designed it employed.
Jackson for a RB means you can probably shop in the low-RB2 and RB3 sections at best. After the elites, WR is just too deep compared to RB. Have you considered trying to trade Megatron? An owner with a deep team may give up a lot for him, even something like a high-end RB2, WR2 and RB4 (which could help your RB depth) or even something better.
With your roster, I think you'll lose more than you are gaining. You'd be particularly weak at RB since it appears Jennings would be your only RB that's a starter on his own team.
Unless, you're in a 16-team league or a 14-team league that starts more than 2 RBs (leagues where RBs are scarce), you should drop him. Handcuffs are greatly unnecessary in fantasy and rarely work out to anything more than a wasted roster spot. Consider this:
-As often is the case, the "handcuff," even when starting, has no more value than a bench player. Almost all the players who are good enough to be a fantasy starter are already heavily splitting carries for RBBC teams (and being drafted). Also, when bell cow RBs go down, most teams turn to RBBC.
-Often, the "handcuff" isn't even the right handcuff for the player. In this case, how do you know De'Anthony Thomas doesn't emerge as the better fantasy value if Charles goes down?
-Adding to the reason above and one of the biggest reasons for the handcuffing strategy, "handcuffs" often become injured themselves (sometimes even before the RB1 goes down).
-There's no need to even own "your" RB1's handcuff over another backup RB. For example, why even get the backup for Charles when Murray is more likely to get hurt and provide his backup with snaps?
-Any RB that starts for his team or splits carries is more valuable than a handcuff that you can't use. I have to note this because its certainly not uncommon to see someone drafting their handcuff while downplayed RBs like MJD, Ray Rice, etc. are still on the board. If your RB1 is still healthy and your are otherwise in dire straights at your position for a week, what would you rather have?
Neither. Get a RB or WR that has more upside. It's not wise to consider them as the heir apparent to Manning or Brady. One, you don;t know when they will actually retire. Two, how often has such a situation occurred and proven successful? In the last decade, you have Rodgers, Rivers, and Palmer in similar circumstances, but all of them were 1st rounders and only Farve was a heralded veteran (Brees didn't breakout till that year). Once Manning or Brady leaves, it's more likely those teams will sign another rookie or a veteran FA.
Bust 1: Andre Luck
To put it simply, he's a headache to start. For standard scoring, 18ppg is basically the bar for an acceptable QB1 performance. It's not "good", just the average benchmark where anything lower is below average. Luck scored 17.1 or less 9 times during the regular season (6 times under 15). He's often being drafted within the first 5 QBs, but the tier outside the elite QBs is so deep that you can find more consistent options that are not playing behind one of the worst OLs in the league and probably the worst OC in the league. Plus, any improvement in those areas this year likely means less of a need for comeback passing heroics that lead to inflated stats.
Bust 2: Jordan Cameron
Most have him in the top 5 TEs, and many are still rating him as an elite TE. But around 8th or 9th would be more appropriate because he's a complete gamble. I get the feeling that people promoting Cameron didn't actually own him last year.
-The guy averaged 3.3 ppg in his 6 of his last 7 games last year. (That's not even roster worthy.)
-After week 4, he averaged 6.2 ppg to finish the season. At least 15 other TEs had better seasonal averages than that.
-43% of his TDs came in one game last season.
-He only scored 2 TDs after week 4.
-The coaching staff/offense has changed this year.
-The he didn't have Hoyer or a QB excuse isn't valid since double-covered Gordon was thrashing secondaries during that span.
Steal: Anquan Boldin
He's a WR2/WR3 being drafted in WR5 territory, which is insane. He scored the 15th most points for WRs last year. Most people think that's only because Crabtree was hurt, but Boldin had his best run after Crabtree returned to the line-up.
9.3 ppg in 11 games without Crabtree
10.9 ppg in 8 games with Crabtree
For the "what ifs," if he played the whole year last year at 10.9 ppg, he finishes just behind Jordy Nelson on the season. He's also the clear starter opposite Crabtree. He's has 13th round Yahoo ADP right now
One bad year without anything resembling a QB and one bad year that isn't an "elite" and people just want to write Fitzgerald off. He actually had an excellent season for a WR2 if you look at it more closely, especially considering that you should be playing matchups with your WRs anyway.
Check this: He had 7 games without double-digit ppg, all but one of them against top Ds for fewest WR points allowed.
W2 3.3 (DET)
W3 6.4 (at NO)
W5 4.3 (CAR)
W7 1.7 (SEA)
W10 2.3 (HOU)
W15 4.9 (at TEN)
W16 1.8 (at SEA)
FOUR of those games were against Seattle, Tennessee, and Carolina, who ranked 1, 2, and 3, respectively, for fewest WR points allowed. Two more games were against New Orleans and Houston, who ranked 7th and 8th for fewest WR points allowed. His only inexcusable game for poor performance was Detroit (which allowed the 3rd most points) in week 2. Detroit and Philly were the only teams in the top 10 for most WR points allowed that he played.
Of course, you wouldn't have know to sit him early in the season, but the Seattle games were givens, and the Houston and Tennessee bad matchups would have been evident by the time those weeks came around. So if you didn't play him those 4 games, you got 12ppg for him on the season, which would have made him a low-end WR1.
Excuse me for basing my comments on real facts rather than some ignoramus spouting unfounded reasons to attempt to make a point while posting in another thread how stupid people are every time the Wright "adds" reach a certain number. If someone is going to say something that's bull, they should prepared to be called out on it.
I get the feeling that people promoting Cameron didn't actually own him last year.
-The guy averaged 3.3 ppg in his 6 of his last 7 games last year. 3.3! That's not even roster worthy. -43% of his TDs came in one game last season.
-He only scored 2 TDs after week 4.
-Also after week 4, he averaged 6.2 ppg to finish the season. At least 15 other TEs had better seasonal averages than that.
-Oh, and the he didn't have Hoyer or a QB excuse isn't valid since double-covered Gordon was thrashing secondaries during that span.
Ballard spent the whole season on the PUP list following ACL surgery. Try harder and do some research next time. Wright is a good pass-catching TE (maybe you weren't paying attention last season).
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