#4 By: hrr5010, December 5th, 2018 10:12
JuJu, Chubb and Boyd would be the three must keeps for me. Sutton is also interesting, depending on his cost. In that regard, I wouldn't be too worried about Funchess at all. FWIW - Samuel ALSO becomes an interesting keeper depending on cost and if they let Funch go/don't bother signing anyone else.
#5 By: William Russell, December 5th, 2018 12:22
Thankfully I have until around next August to decide, so I should have a good idea of who ends up where. If I keep the three you suggested I'm well-placed to either start WR-WR, or TE-WR/RB depending on how the 1st round pans out.
Ertz is a keeper in my league, so it's only really Kelce of the top tier TEs that are available to draft, unless Gronk gets a bionic back fitted this offseason.
#6 By: hrr5010, December 5th, 2018 12:52
Yeah.. you're better off avoiding the TE logjam I think. The value is almost never there. You can make up the difference at RB/WR and you're set to smash with your incredible RB corps.
#7 By: hrr5010, December 5th, 2018 13:04
@Will Sammy Watkins is back at practice. So let's hope for both yours and @FF_Contrarian's sake that he's 100% and ready to rip the league over the next 3 weeks.
#8 By: Ryan Blakeslee, December 5th, 2018 14:02
I was surprised to see GB -6. They lost to AZ at home and narrowly escaped when Bethard invaded Lambeau. Either the line is wrong or you play Rodgers with confidence in a bounceback spot. I lean towards he’s low to mid tier QB1 this week but then at Chi/Jets I’m not expecting much. Their effort will likely decline as they have nothing to play for and should be giving max time to developing younger players.
#9 By: thickfreakness, December 5th, 2018 14:38
I've been trying to talk a friend of mine out of playing Rodgers in the playoffs in one of his leagues.
He had picked up Baker but moved on to do some RB waiver blocking against a playoff opponent.
Am I crazy to consider Josh Allen or even Lamar Jackson (pending Flacco not playing) over Rodgers?
#10 By: hrr5010, December 5th, 2018 16:48
Yeah.. don't do that. Maybe Lamar, but i cant' see the case for Josh Allen.
#11 By: thickfreakness, December 5th, 2018 17:26
Is there a good reason not to consider it though? I'm not trying to be totally contrarian here, just looking at the numbers.
Since the bye, Aaron Rodgers has averaged 17 points in my league with 4pt Pass TD and 0.04 pts per passing yard. with a ceiling of 21.6 and a floor of 11.9.
While Josh Allen has scored 26.3 and 28.7 in the last two games, he does have a very low floor (1.9 points against GB in week 4), but his rushing ability has really bolstered his fantasy prospects.
Starting Allen over Rodgers in the playoffs would seem to be very RotoViz-ian.
#12 By: hrr5010, December 5th, 2018 19:31
No you've got one hell of a case! trust me. It's a terrific argument FOR Allen. my sole concern for the game is pace + the fact that you're quite reliant on him creating yards with his legs.
On the plus side - the Jets bleed rushing production to opposing rushers. So it's quite possible Allen breaks one off for a long TD. But his passing upside is supremely capped.
On the other hand - ATL ranks 29th vs. opposing QBs. Rodgers' recent bad string of games isn't THAT bad when you consider he did quite well vs. the Seahawks 3 weeks ago.
Truth be told - I'm wondering if there's alternatives on the waiver wire? I think i'd roll Rodgers, then Lamar, then Allen... but I can see the appeal for Allen over all 3.
Whats your matchup look like? Do you need a supremely boom/bust performance to ensure victory this week?
#13 By: William Russell, December 6th, 2018 06:03
@hrr5010 exciting news. let's hope he's in good health ahead of the Ravens game. Also very excited to hear that @FF_Contrarian is a fan/owner. Wondering if Sammy is worth risking as a start against tough Ravens outside CBs? High upside, but injury status unknown and Hill more likely to play in the slot, per ESPN's CB matchups piece.
Other questions linked to my keepers and the playoffs are whether I lose a backup/unlikely keeper like Funchess/Samuel/Tre'quan in order to grab a 2nd D/ST. I have Seattle, would like to keep them for 49ers game next wk, and want to get PIT or BUF. Do I drop a WR or my backup QB Prescott (PHI, IND, TB in playoffs).
Also, is Sutton an autostart (over Boyd, or in the flex) now Sanders is out? Or does being default no 1 WR make him bit more risky?
#14 By: thickfreakness, December 6th, 2018 09:58
It's not actually for my team, mostly just playing devil's advocate with a friend who is convinced Rodgers is continuing to be a good start through the playoffs in his league that goes to week 17 (woof). I think he might need that boom/bust type variance in his lineup for the week 16/17 part of the playoffs if he gets there.
This week I'd likely play Rodgers in hope of a post-McCarthy boom, but if you have one more week of Allen outperforming Rodgers, I'd feel pretty good about playing him ROS. GLSP prefers Allen over Rodgers by a fair bit for this week.
Any reason you'd be concerned that the rushing wouldn't continue? Allen still has a terrible floor, but his ceiling looks nice.
#15 By: hrr5010, December 6th, 2018 10:13
Week 17?! what on earth.. Someone help you friend. I think i'd play Rodgers this week, but you DEFINITELY want to play Allen going down the line.
GLSP results surprised me as well. I think some of the recent performances by Rodgers is mucking that up, but i could be wrong. My bigger concern about Allen is simply the lack of weapons + defenses adjusting to the style of play. if they're preparing for a mobile QB, they'll be more likely to take away the fantasy viability. The WRs with Zay and Robert Foster don't instill confidence.
@Will - i think you can sit Sammy if you're able to play Boyd and Sutton.
#16 By: Shawn Siegele , December 6th, 2018 14:37
@will @hrr5010 Not exactly on topic, but it's gross to hear that Benjamin is visiting the Chiefs.
#17 By: William Russell, December 6th, 2018 14:53
Urgh. Hope it's for a role as a dietary consultant rather than an onfield one...
#18 By: Dennis, December 8th, 2018 13:43
The no Odell panic decisions for Shawn and @hrr5010
I'm deciding between:
Wentz or a FA like Baker, J. Allen, Dak?
Pick 3 with at least 1 TE .5ppr:
Njoku, Vance McD, L.Blount, S. Shepard, N. Hines, Tre'q smith, (and FA options like Callaway, Zay jones, t. gabriel, TyMo)
Finally: pick your favorite 3 .5 ppr
a. cooper, Ekeler, J. Samuels (at RB), j, landry, m. mack, t. coleman, t. smith
#19 By: hrr5010, December 8th, 2018 13:59
I'm freaking out man. I lost OBJ on a bunch of playoff squads where I don't have the bye.
I'd roll out Baker or Dak over Wentz this week.
Njoku would be the TE for me. I'd play Shep + Hines (maybe the Colts trail and need plenty of Hines?) I also don't mind rolling out Blount with Kerryon out. I like Zay as well, but I prefer the other two options.
Cooper, Ekeler, Samuels for me. I don't hate swapping Samuels and Landry though.
#20 By: Dennis, December 8th, 2018 15:08
It’s brutal! I’m scrambling yeah. Ohhh Lamar is on Fa too is u prefer to wentz baker dak
#21 By: hrr5010, December 8th, 2018 15:26
I still prefer Baker and Dak over the guys mentioned. Stupid Joe Flacco active
#22 By: Shawn Siegele , December 8th, 2018 15:27
Agree with @hrr5010, although I'm rooting against Hines. I might be tempted to go with Zay. The 3 TDs stand out, but he's also got 20 targets over the last two weeks.
#23 By: Dennis, December 8th, 2018 23:06
I think Zay had a donut in the middle of those 20 targets though...vs jacksonville right? would that make you pause?
I'm leaning on the Dak, Hines, Shepard route. but i find zay a little tempting. i think thats also maybe cuz i grew up a jets fan and expect them to hammer us.
do you prefer Dak or Cousins?
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