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I don't know. McKinnon offers as much or more upside potential as the free agent RB choices and you have no WR needs (I.e., you have sufficient WR depth and no WR free agent has value above your rostered WRs). The problem is it continues to be Asiata getting the workload. That should change because of the skills McKinnon offers, but will it? I'm continuing to hold him in the 1 league where I own him.
I prefer Mathews. Tate's injury has allowed the rookies to show that they can play and, while I think Tate continues to lead the pack, my hunch is it's much more of a committee starting week 5 than it figured to be at season's start. Mathews figures to be a longer wait, but worth it as Woodhead's loss opens up the 3rd down role for Mathews. He, too, will share, but it will be with Brown, a lesser talent in every aspect of the offense. The one kink with Mathews is that he's likely to miss the easiest part of the Chargers schedule. Still, I prefer him. Good luck.
I would counter. Despite his relative underperformance so far I like D. Thomas to be a top 3 WR before long and that significantly upgrades your WR corps. Gio is getting huge fantasy numbers but an under 3 YPC won't keep him as bell cow for long particularly as Hill becomes more seasoned and Benjamin is playing very well but won't crack the WR1 tier this season. "Don't trade a RB without getting a RB" is the excuse for countering for the addition of a speculative RB add from your trading partner's roster (Sankey, Rainey, Taliaferro, Crowell, et al). Good luck, Ernest.
I have precisely the same issue in 1 league and haven't made up my mind. In another league I had a "free" roster spot so I added the Chargers last week in anticipation of the week 4-7 cupcake opponents. Of all those listed the Chargers appeal most because of the coaching skills, ability to control the clock with the offensive gameplan and the game day adjustments you see every week. The Charger personnel are not outstanding by any means, but McCoy and his staff maximize the on the field results.
With New Orleans I'm still getting an "incomplete" grade. The personnel are in place to play well and it's the same coaching that had solid 2013 results, but, whatever the matchup, the results have underwhelmed so far. Dallas can be a dangerous or cake matchup depending on where and when Romo and Murray turn it over, but at home...I like the week 5 matchup with the Bucs. I'm just not sure about week 4.
I dropped Pierce after week 1 simply because he lacks the skills to be lead back and I didn't want an anchor on my roster who lacks season long value. Without Rice, however, it's hard to see how this backfield stays out of committee mode with little value from anyone. I have Taliaferro in a very deep roster 14 player league, but he remains a very speculative play. So, he's available in my other 2 leagues (12 teamers) and I have no plans to add him at this point.
The "best" of this group by a lot is Allen. But I cut Allen from the one team where I owned him because The Blockheads (aka Pep and Pagano) call the plays and it's equally likely "How can I avoid contact" Fleener is targeted than Allen. Still, if you believe in quality winning out, Allen heads this group.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 21, 2014 7:07 PM Flag
Despite his inaccuracy issues Foles remains gold in fantasy. The schedule is friendly enough for Foles to continue to be productive in fantasy as he gets 3 consecutive soft pass defenses (9rs, Rams and Giants) before the bye and I suspect he will be. Brees is the preferable hold for all of the obvious reasons (skill is the primary one).
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 21, 2014 9:56 AM Flag
Cousins has Andy Dalton skills: weak arm limitations will always cap his upside. But Gruden is good at scheming around QB weaknesses (Dalton 2013 was a top 5 fantasy producer) and the weapons available to Cousins are outstanding. Cousins is an easy hold. He likely won't be nearly as consistent as Wilson, but he should outproduce Wilson on occasion. Romo likely improves but continues his QB2 level of play as Dallas needs to continue its run first philosophy both because it better suits its OLine skills, but, more importantly, to keep the time its defense is on the field to a minimum. Romo is the cull of these 3. Wilson is the every week starter absent a mouthwatering Cousins matchup.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 21, 2014 9:45 AM Flag
Neither is the best answer for this week: on the road vs tough opponents. KC's injuries plus even worse matchups through week 6 make the same true, but some reasonable matchups thereafter. Denver should be top 10 defense ROS but on bye next week.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 11:13 PM Flag
An inactive Pierce moves Forsett to flex, but otherwise it's Lacy, Bradshaw, with Ball at flex. You can speculate on Davis by only playing Lacy and Bradshaw in the early games, passing on Forsett even if Pierce is inactive and looking Ball or Davis late. An inactive Charles moves Davis ahead of Ball.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 10:50 PM Flag
Jennings and Bell are obvious. Bell due to matchup and the Giants offense runs on Jennings (why draft a RB in Williams that doesn't fit your offense?...but that's a different post). The third is arguable, but I favor Bradshaw: great matchup, he's outtouched TRich in every critical situation, and as brainless as Pep and Pagano are, you can't reasonably project who they rely on in a likely blowout.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 10:38 PM Flag
Baltimore would be my choice. While I doubt Peyton lights it up, he should do sufficient damage to make the Hawks a middling defense for the second straight week.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 9:15 PM Flag
Pitta. Ertz just looks like money. Of the RBs it's anyone's guess: McKinnon has a shot at touches this week. How does he do? He's so green it's hard to guess, but he would be my choice as Blue gets work only on a Foster injury. May happen. May not. Good luck.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 9:11 PM Flag
Pick your poison. I prefer Kelce. Many Davis owners prefer Carrier because with Davis out you still get the perk of the great TE matchup vs tArizona. My problem: how skilled is Carrier?
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 20, 2014 9:08 PM Flag
I doubt Lacy does much but you still have to start him. Jordy and Cobb tackled at the 1 could yield 12.2 for Lacy on 2 plays. I also don't think you sit CPat as he could take any touch all the way. AJ Green active to me means Joique sits even though I prefer his matchup. Good luck.
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