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- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues 12 minutes ago Flag
Hmmm...so, if all of your WRs significantly exceed consensus expectations you won't need a WR1. And the price of the WR1 is an almost equal swap of TEs. Somewhere in the range of poor to abysmal advice Christopher.
I love it if I'm getting Gronk: highest scoring TE on the planet when healthy. Cameron was All Pro through game 5 in 2013 and All Average thereafter...which is the real Cameron?
- Reply to DT 10 hours ago
Watkins is by far the leader in redraft leagues. He has the skills that translate the most readily to the NFL and his QB: sticky hands, RB like elusiveness with the ball in space, quick twitch, and he gains separation with ease.
I don't have a #2 until I see more, but it may be Cooks as his role figures to be similar to Watkins': short routes, catch the ball "in space" and go. It depends on how quickly Cooks has his feet on the ground and a sense of both the plays in the play book and the reasons for the plays in the play book and it also depends on whether Colston's deterioration continues. There are a huge number of unaccounted for targets in the Saints offense: Sproles, Moore and do the roles of Colston and PT decline?
Evans is likely third in redraft, but he could be first in dynasty. The Bucs should be good this season and there likely will be little reason to drift far from run first and spread the passes around.
- Reply to co 16 hours ago
I guess you were just inattentive. In health Murray is a top 5 RB even when he's consistently underutilized like he was in 2013. Considering his skill in the passing game, in PPR under Linehan Murray could be huge.
- Reply to Greg B 17 hours ago
And the "consistency" with Msssrs. Boom/Bust Wallace and VJax would be what? Their perplexing inconsistency?
Extraordinarily weak at WR due to the early picks at RB, QB and TE. A quiz: last season, the number of RBs averaging 17 points per game in PPR scoring vs the number of WRs so scoring? Hint: 1 position had roughly 1/2 as many. Another hint: it's another reason to draft WRs early.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 7:26 PM Flag
He's been a low end WR1 and should continue so. O'Brien excels at putting the ball in his playmakers hands. There's no reason to expect any drop off in production.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 7:22 PM Flag
White, Bell, Bryant and Ellington. Newton may be QB4 or 14: he's redraftable if you want him. Bush is in a timeshare with J. Bell. Bryant and L. Bell are late 1 early 2 picks because each are 1s at their positions. Ellington leads his team in touches and Roddy is Roddy: as good a route runner as Keenan Allen and in a better offense.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 7:15 PM Flag
The Bigot isn't my favorite so I'm with Mathew: Cooper goes for a 6 pack, although your prospects are in the 6 pack category too. Cooks has promise...keep him easily above any you list.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 7:09 PM Flag
It depends on your view of TEs. Basically, last season Orange Julius was Witten with more TDs. If you're convinced the TDs continue OJ is a keeper. If not it's Allen and Stacy.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 10:23 AM Flag
Stacy or Allen. Stacy should carry the bulk of the Rams attack. He's likely a low end RB1 again. Allen should be a low end WR1 as he was on a per game basis last season. I see little separation between them.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 10:17 AM Flag
Neither figures to be all that strong. Tate as the number 3 option behind Calvin and the RBs should be at or close to startable. I doubt that The Bigot reaches startable level. He had trouble gaining coverage separation WITH DeSean last season and the Eagles did nothing to replace the deep threat DeSean posed. I doubt Cooper reaches WR4 level.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 26, 2014 9:30 AM Flag
You won't go wrong with either one. Both are underrated compared to historical norms. Age, a subpar 2013 due to injury and diminishing confidence in the Falcons offense are the reasons for Roddy's lowered ADP. Age, threat of a holdout and QB concerns are the reasons for AJ's lowered ADP. The player with the better offense is Roddy. AJ has the better all around skills although Roddy's precision route running is very much intact. While I typically favor the person in the better offense I slightly prefer AJ as new HC O'Brien has always designed his offenses to put the ball in the hands of his playmakers: Randy Moss or Gronk, whoever posed the greatest threat, and on the Texans that's AJ and Foster.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 25, 2014 5:11 PM Flag
I agree with the other posters that a and b give you a stronger core. Between the 2 the choice is more what best fits your league scoring and the drafting tendencies of your league mates. I prefer the balance of team a, but team b certainly gives you the depth where you most need it.
- Reply to Clifton T Jul 25, 2014 2:51 PMOl' Blues Ol' Blues Jul 25, 2014 5:06 PM Flag
I also prefer Morris, Jeffery and Foster. QB is THE deepest position. There is no need to keep a non-elite QB.