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- 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 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 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 22, 2014 10:26 AM Flag
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 22, 2014 10:38 AM Flag
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.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 22, 2014 10:57 AM Flag
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.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 22, 2014 11:11 AM Flag
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.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 22, 2014 11:38 AM Flag
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.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 22, 2014 11:48 AM Flag
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.
- Reply to Zeets Sep 23, 2014 2:56 AMOl' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 23, 2014 10:16 PM Flag
Close call. I agree with Gibbs that CJ?K figures to be the better drop as West may continue to play a significant role in a strong running offense.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 23, 2014 10:21 PM Flag
Brown would be my choice. He has a 4-6 week window with very strong matchups to excel. Cousins gives you a 1 week fill in before Peyton returns. Yes, conceivably Cousins has future trade value, but he's started hot before only to return to mediocrity.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 24, 2014 12:24 AM Flag
Hard to say. I have Taliaferro in 1 league and Khiry in 2. There's no clarity in Baltimore and my best guess is a Forsett timeshare ensues with someone...with little value for anyone. I prefer Ingram: better offense and PT's role won't spill over to the power back. But how well does Khiry do in Ingram's absence and does that impair Ingram's value?
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 24, 2014 12:27 AM Flag
Yes. Bell is a top 5 back perhaps top 3. Love Thomas, but he's not in same class particularly with your roster. With Jennings and Bell you likely have 2 RB1s.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Sep 24, 2014 1:26 AM Flag
I agree. I missed out on Bell in all 3 of my leagues. A computer programmed drafter with an odd cheat sheet took him at the turn in one league, he went the pick before mine in another and was nominated too early to get any value in my auction league..ah well! Good luck.
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