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- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 13, 2014 9:21 PM Flag
I was gonna say Hillman short-term and Vereen long-term, but then I noticed that you said PPR. In that case, Vereen is the clear pick no matter what.
I was first in my league and I just lost to the last-place team. I started out the season on fire but my point totals have been trending down. Roster below. 8-team league, non-PPR.
QB: Rivers, Foles
RB: Lynch, Morris, Jennings, A. Williams
WR: Megatron, A. Brown, Maclin, Sanders, Floyd (AZ)
TE: J. Thomas, Walker
Looks like a strong roster, but remember it's only an 8-teamer. And 2 key players are injured. Morris seems to be getting less and less (it's like last year all over again), Giants may go to committee once Jennings is healthy, Cincy D sucks and I'm dropping them, and I got weak performances from Lynch, Maclin and Sanders as well. Where should I start in improving this team? Apart from Rivers, Brown and Julius, there hasn't been much consistency.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 13, 2014 9:09 PM Flag
After some thought I think I am going with Buffalo. They get the most sacks and fewest points allowed, which are the most useful stats for predicting future performance. And they have a nice home matchup against MIN next week.
I can't deal with this defense anymore. Negative points 2 weeks in a row. I could get Arizona, Houston, Buffalo or Indy. AZ has the best upcoming matchup against Oakland, but Carr was pretty good this week so tough call for ROS.
Cincy defense has given me negative points 2 weeks in a row and I need to change it up. Which of these is best?
I think maybe I like Indy best long-term, but the other two have easier matchups coming up.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 10, 2014 6:46 PM Flag
I'd go with Shady, Knowshon and CJ. Hill just isn't proven and will be playing a backup role. And with Buffalo's stout inside run D I think it'll be a Vereen day, not a Ridley day.
If there's one player in the entire league who always steps up when his expectations are low, it's Knowshon. Well, at least Knowshon since 2012.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 10, 2014 6:17 PM Flag
Go with Philly. The strongest fantasy football teams are almost always the ones who recognize soonest that the current season is not last season. Remember that around this time last season some people were still convinced that the Chicago D was a strong play every week. Remember in 2012 when it took people forever to realize that GB's receiving corps hand changed from Jennings/Finley to Nelson/Cobb/Jones? Don't be that guy.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 10, 2014 9:17 AM Flag
I'd go with Parkey because that offense is so fast paced yet Foles hasn't been playing well, so I expect the Eagles to have a lot of possessions with a lot of them stopping short of the end zone.
- Reply to bautista Oct 7, 2014 11:24 PMJonathan S Jonathan S Oct 8, 2014 12:25 AM Flag
Hmm you don't have much else at RB. I don't know, man. Foles looks awful but with Kelly's offense he's still got a high ceiling. You've already got a Broncos WR. I'd stay with what you've got.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 7, 2014 1:05 PM Flag
This is for RB2? Who's your RB1? I'd only play a couple of guys in the league ahead of Murray vs. SEA or Oliver vs. OAK... Lynch, Charles, Foster... but that's about it.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 7, 2014 2:33 AM Flag
Ouch! But I think maybe I CAN beat that! In Week 4, I was up by almost 30 and my opponent had Jamaal Charles. They took Charles out with about 5 minutes to go, and I was still up a fraction of a point. I thought I had dodged a bullet there. BUT I played Jeremy Maclin, who had an 11 yard catch taken away from him in stat corrections.
This week I was on the winning end of another tight game. Once again, I was up big, but then I played the Cincy defense and my opponent played Gostkowski. Needed Lynch to score 13+ just to catch up, and it looked like he wasn't going to up until the very end. Gotta love those moments. I was cursing the TV every time Wilson ran a keeper or I looked and saw Turbin in the game.
- Reply to co Oct 5, 2014 11:45 PMJonathan S Jonathan S Oct 6, 2014 12:23 AM Flag
I was up by about 20. Played Cincy D and went against up Gostkowski, now down by 9 and change. But I have Lynch tomorrow so the odds are still in my favor. Hope the Skins run D isn't worth its hype; they have yet to be tested by a top-tier RB.
- Jonathan S Jonathan S Oct 5, 2014 9:45 PM Flag
Montee Ball and Ben Tate are the two RBs who have always been monstruously overrated. When you look at their records, they've both had about 2 good fantasy games in their career apiece. UDFA Juwan Thompson got a TD today and played better than Ball in the preseason, and Hillman looked fine too. Knowshon consistently outplayed him last year. He has problems being productive on the most productive offense in history. He's just not that good of an NFLer yet.
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