#1 By: RotoViz, September 12th, 2017 12:45
Originally published at: http://rotoviz.com/2017/09/wide-receiver-targets-3/
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#2 By: Ryan Dixon, September 12th, 2017 13:04
I guess I'll be that guy and bring up one of your "demotion" candidates--Kenny Britt. Small sample size, coach speak, etc, but given his production and the post-game comments, as an owner of him in every league, what's to be done at this point? His trade value is zero in my leagues (having been endlessly teased for taking him in the first place), so does he warrant dropping in a waiver bid for the Cohen/Williams RB types?
Probably premature panic, but given RotoViz's endless praise for him all Summer, I know I can't be the only one who is mulling this over.
#3 By: How, September 12th, 2017 13:11
I'm personally ready to drop him almost all over. He looked well behind Coleman in the pecking order in the preseason, and he was well behind in week 1. Also, if your leaguemates are as low on him as you say (and as low as mine are), then he's probably pretty safe on waivers at this point.
Sad to say, I think Britt is looking to be a bit of a bust. Coleman seems to be getting those looks while he's healthy.
#4 By: jesseross99, September 12th, 2017 13:27
Guys... its just week 1! If Britt makes that catch, it's a whole different narrative today. And week 1 target distributions do not necessarily a season make; just think about Golden Tate and Marvin Jones over the first few weeks of last year.
As a Britt owner I am also crying myself to sleep, don't get me wrong. But I think we all (myself included) need to take a deep breath.
#5 By: How, September 12th, 2017 14:01
Okay, okay, fair enough. I agree with you in some sense, but it's tough given how this seems more a symptom of a trend (with Britt being unloved in Cleveland for weeks now) than an aberration.
#6 By: Ryan Dixon, September 12th, 2017 14:10
I don't disagree, Jesse. I'm not super-inclined to dump him this week for anyone on Arizona, and unsure if I'm willing to drop major FAAB coin for Cohen given my decent RB depth (various combinations of Jacquizz, Martin, Riddick, Coleman, West, etc). But I asked mainly as a thought exercise into how long the general community thinks hanging on to Britt is reasonable.
#7 By: Ginoooooobliii, September 12th, 2017 15:59
In general, my philosophy is that NFL works 4 weeks at a time. If by Week 4, you are not happy with his production, then its best to move on. Likewise, within the first 4 weeks, if you see strong air yards and target market share for a WR, you should target them. The big concern right now is not just the points but also the lack of air yards and targets. If this continues to week 2, its best to start shopping him.
If you track http://airyards.com/tables.html and look at WOPR or MS air yards,,,after week 1, Paul Richardson, Kearse, and Goodwin standout.. so does Sanu. These are the WRs I am targeting.
#8 By: Jonathon Arndt, September 12th, 2017 17:03
I am also a brittoholic and I am having a tough time as well but I think Jesse is right. For all we know the coach speak could be to motivate him so I think the right thing to do is wait one more week at the least to see what happens
#9 By: Patrick Mitchell, September 12th, 2017 19:34
As a Browns fan, I was happy to sign Britt in free agency. However, he has not looked good throughout the entire off season program and preseason. What we saw out of Britt week 1 was just a carryover from what I had been seeing all off season. Hugh Jackson suggested Britt may not be the starter moving forward on Monday's press conference, but the unofficial week 2 depth chart still has him listed as a starter. Personally, I feel like Ricardo Louis has outplayed Britt thus far and should begin to eat into Britt's snaps.