#1 By: Ftw Wrestling, September 13th, 2017 10:30
Just a little sit/start question. Start tyrod or Bradford this week? 6 pt. Pass td
#2 By: bmoff, September 13th, 2017 11:16
IMHO, I think game scripts will be somewhat similar for both teams (need to pass to score to keep up / win), but I think Bradford's ceiling is higher. I would probably start him over Taylor, but I'm no expert.
#3 By: Regression From the Mean, September 13th, 2017 11:20
wait until GLSP is updated and run the numbers there as another input.
#4 By: craig, September 13th, 2017 11:59
I am hoping Bradford is the play, as I am starting him in one league
#5 By: Adam Eraky, September 13th, 2017 13:27
Bradford gets crushed by TyGod in the GLSP projections....like....damn. Tyrod's low/medium/high (6pt passing TD) is
17.1 / 20.6 / 26.9, which dwarfs Bradfords 12.7 / 14.7 / 16.7.
#6 By: Regression From the Mean, September 13th, 2017 13:55
ah they're updated and ready to roll for week 2? Great!
#7 By: craig, September 14th, 2017 11:06
Any chance Bradford's GLSP projection could be off due to him never having any continuity in an offense or having the WR talent he has now? Clearly I am looking for positives since I am starting him, but I do think he will be okay this week. Pitt can give it up to WR's, Minn will likely have to put points on the board and if they are losing that should force them to throw more and Bradford was the #1 rated passer in completions percentage while under pressure/getting hit (h/t playerprofiler.com).
I add that all up and I see a team that will likely need to throw + a QB that can handle the pressure + WR's that might be able to do some damage. That said, I am usually wrong, but feel free to let me know if my thought process is off the rails.
#8 By: Adam Eraky, September 14th, 2017 11:19
Full disclosure, I am also starting Bradford, for much the reasons you stated. My only concern with Minnesota is their offensive line. They performed extremely well, with Bradford only being sacked once, and only being hit I believe once as well. (could be wrong on the hits, going off of memory).
However, the Pittsburgh defense is probably more stout against the pass than New Orleans was/is. Plus it is on the road. I still think Bradford will have a solid game, as I feel the Minnesota offense matches up well with the Pitt D, but 350 yds and 3 TDs might not be happening again.
A positive for Bradford/the Minnesota passing game in general is they seemingly have a soft schedule against the pass moving forward, particularly after this game. It's obviously too early to truly know what a teams defense will be like, but it looks good for Bradford so far.
#9 By: craig, September 14th, 2017 12:25
True...I am thinking Bradford could go 250-275 yards with 2 TDs in this game. I see him with a good floor and LOVE the future SOS (as much as you can feel solid about that stuff). Their O-line, while not great, is a bit better than last year, too.
I am hoping to drop Dalton and pick-up Palmer from waivers in another league. I like his upside this week against the Colts, but his downside scares me (although I lost week 1 by 9 points with Dalton giving me -3 points...yes, negative 3 points...d'oh!)
#10 By: Adam Eraky, September 14th, 2017 12:44
Dalton slayed me too week 1, and I dropped him for Bradford this week in a few leagues. As long as the offensive line can protect Bradford, he'll have a solid floor imo with a pretty good ceiling. Figure the Steelers score more than the Saints, & the Vikings may not be able to salt away the game with the lead this time around.
Full disclosure, I'm also a Vikings fan, so I watch every game of theirs. Very encouraged by what I saw from Sammy Sleeves & the Vikings O-Line.