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@CollegeWolf @Starbonell Yeah Im all about the best values on draft day. Julio's price is very, very reasonable. But keeping a starting RB for $15 is a no-brainer (you'll thank me when Week 10 hits and the RB landscape looks even more perilous than it did Week 1).
14 hours, 47 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/articles/football/2014-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-composite-rankings-or-what-ill-do-to-steal-traffic.html
@CollegeWolf Sleeper would rank him in the 40s, I'd go mid-40s to 50s. But worry not, everything gets updated regularly, so the moment Josh Gordon is back, the rankings/tiers/cheat sheet will all be updated.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/articles/football/2014-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-composite-rankings-or-what-ill-do-to-steal-traffic.html
1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/articles/football/2014-fantasy-football-running-back-composite-rankings-or-what-ill-do-to-steal-traffic.html
@CollegeWolf I like Ellington, Alf, and Keenan in that league. All good prices and frees up the money to get really good players in your draft
1 day, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/articles/football/2014-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-composite-rankings-or-what-ill-do-to-steal-traffic.html
@CollegeWolf Can't argue with any of those options/prices
1 day, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/articles/football/2014-fantasy-football-quarterback-composite-rankings-or-what-ill-do-to-steal-traffic.html
@CollegeWolf I think Hyde is one of the better handcuffs (right behind Grimes), but keep in mind that SF still has LaMichael James. I do think if Gore gets hurt that Hyde vaults into immediate high-end RB2 status, but Gore is durable as fuck and because they will manage his reps, I think he sticks around long enough to muddle Hyde's upside. I do think Hyde has PPR value, however, if he gets GL reps and around 8-10 touches per game (very optimistic, but plausible).
6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/
@CollegeWolf PPR is absolutely factored in. That is the only way to play fantasy football in my opinion, so I absolutely consider catches for the position.
@donnypump oh, and I love you too :)
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/
@donnypump I'm down with that. And while I agree that his weapons last year weren't very good, they knew the system and Cam had a comfort level with them. I actually love Benjamin's long-term outlook and think he's one of the better rookie WRs in fantasy to target (mostly because of his targets), but at least LaFell and Ginn brought unique dimensions (LaFell as a big target who could do work after the catch, Ginn as a field-stretcher). None of the Panther's WRs are fast and Avant/Cotchery are slot receivers. I think this will be one of the easier offenses to game plan against (get physical with Benjamin, stop Olsen... offense done), and while I didn't go too much into Cam's ankle (because I don't think it's a huge factor compared to the other issues he's facing), I do worry about the coaching staff trying to keep him in the pocket to protect their franchise QB.Name the prop bet sucka!
@CollegeWolf You ain't kidding. I couldn't believe when I was looking at 17-19 and thinking, "Damn, I wouldn't be so upset if one of those guys was my QB."
@CollegeWolf Thanks! And I concur with that statement...
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/uncategorized/shit-i-do-solarte-eclipse.html
@TreyThompson I agree that PEDs don't turn independent-league players into MVPs, but your "reasonable drop off" projection seems pretty optimistic. I think that's a best-case scenario for Braun. Neither of us knows how long Braun did PEDs or how it impacted his stats. For all we know, dude was just Jay Bruce on roids for his all-pro years (not a bad comp by any means, but not on the level of Braun's best days either). If he hits those projections you set forth, then yeah, he'll be a early second round-caliber player. I think he'll fall short enough of that mark to make him a distinct overpay, but we will have to see.
As for the Adams/Andrus deal, if you have a capable SS filling in for Andrus, it's not a bad move (though I'm an admitted Adams fan).
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/
@TreyThompson He's a bad investment because he was a first or second round pick in every league. He can't steal bases anymore either, so he's basically Jay Bruce (and that's only if his power sustains). For all we know, this dude was PED'ing it up his entire big league career.
Here's another thing, while the thumb may be something no one saw coming, fatigue (which donnypump referred to) and a "weaker" body may mean more injuries.
I just think that a second round pick was way too high for Braun. Which is the reason for the comments about him being a terrible investment. We'll see what's up...
@TreyThompson One big game does not a worthy-investment make.
Thanks for the catch. Fixed.
5 months, 1 week ago on Fantasy Baseball 2014 Cheat Sheet
Surprised you like Strasburg. I love the talent, but his violent delivery scares me (Mark Prior 2.0). Harper I like, but I think 25/15 your best bet (and that's if he finally plays a full season). Third round is a fair spot for him I think.
5 months, 1 week ago on Fantasy Baseball Shortstops 2014: Tiers, Not Fears
MDS is predisposed, but I definitely think Salvador Perez will wind up on a lot of my squads because the price is so damn reasonable.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball Catchers 2014: Tiers, Not Fears
I don't think Lucroy will come cheap (he'll be ceiling-price or right around there). Ramos is a good deal, but requires a caddy
The game done changed!
6 months, 1 week ago on Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers 2014: Tiers, Not Fears
@donnypump @CollegeWolf Ridley is still their RB most resembling a starting NFL back. His injury doesn't seem like it was that serious (already back at practice) and I think if his health allows, he'll lead the NE backfield in fantasy value. That said, he could also bust (NE has shuffled around RBs in the past), but I think since he can be had for very cheap, it's not a bad buy
10 months, 2 weeks ago on NFL Real Talk: Week Six
@donnypump I think he's a solid buy-low. RBs are hard to come by, and though NE could always do the RB merry-go-round, I think he's worth a shot.
@CollegeWolf Yeah I got him in one league and now he's starting over my boy Russell Wilson
@CollegeWolf Yes. I couldn't put him on my list because he's owned in over 30percent of Yahoo! leagues.
12 months ago on Stream Pies (8/23-8/26/13)
@ECBFBL Who else does Kapernick have to throw to? VD and Kaep have had a great chemistry and their rapport is tight according to all camp reports. He'll be the featured weapon and can get it done in the red zone. I'm expecting him to clear 1,000 yards and double-digit TDs
12 months ago on Fantasy Football 2013: TE Ranks
@CollegeWolf Brady only loves his TEs when it makes sense. Pats were NEVER a TE-heavy team until Gronk/Hern came into the picture. They just maximize the talent on their roster. Sudfield will probably get some involvement, but I don't think he's gonna put up anywhere near A-Hern's numbers and I think he'll be at best a bye-week fill-in
12 months ago on Fantasy Football 2013: TE "Tiers, Not Fears"
42. Shane Vereen
43. Kendall Hunter
44. Bernard Pierce
45. Vick Ballard
46. Knowshon Moreno
47. Bryce Brown
48. Rashad JenningsHope that helps
1 year ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB "Tiers, Not Fears"
@CollegeWolf Thanks man. Yeah I think you do have some gems in that 15-26 tier, but it's obviously where things start getting dicey (though I love Richardson and Mendy in that tier just based on the value---they are going in later in drafts than they should)
@donnypump That will be hard cuz MDS is in the woods right now with no power (probably until winter), but you can peep my tiers to get more of a breakdown on specific players. I hate Dwayne Bowe (poor QB, part of offensive system that shares the ball, struggles with drops)
1 year ago on Fantasy Football 2013: QB Ranks
@donnypump I can't answer for MDS, who has already moved back into the woods until winter (and won't have much internet service until then). As for my Lacy hate, it's strictly for the below reasons:
1) He's fat and out of shape (GB has put out reports saying that isn't the case, but they have to)
2) GB has a slew of RBs they can trot out there, so if he isn't very successful, they have other hands to go to (like they did last year)
3) I don't buy that he's the bona fide GL back over Kuhn. He has to prove it to me.
4) GB is a pass-first offense. There really is no reason for them to lean on the run
1 year ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB Ranks
@CollegeWolf As you'll see in the tiers, Foster got the low placement due to injury concern. He was supposed to be at full strength by now, but his back injury has reportedly "spread into his legs" and even coach Kubiak has said some cryptic things about it (making it sound like Foster may not even be able to play at the start of the season). That kind of potentially limiting injury scares me enough to put some of the really gifted backs ahead of him. As for Richardson, dude is the truth. I really think he's going to be one of the better draft-day bargains at RB this year.
@CollegeWolf No doubt!
1 year ago on Fantasy Football 2013: WR "Tiers, Not Fears"
@CollegeWolf Re: Ross... run with him while on a roll, but I don't think there's long-term potential there.
1 year ago on Stream Pies (8/16-8/19/13)
@CollegeWolf Me too, but as you'll see in my tiers, Green/Bryant are virtually neck-n-neck
@CollegeWolf Good points. I will say that Rodgers put up his best numbers ever with no Cobb, a wack J-Fin (he looks ready to finally breakout) and a crappy James Jones. His weapons are better than they were then, so I'm expecting a huge season (somehow, even bigger than Brees)
1 year ago on Fantasy Football 2013: QB "Tiers, Not Fears"
@CollegeWolf Norris for sure
1 year ago on Stream Pies (8/2-8/5/13)
@CollegeWolf I wouldn't make that move personally, but if you are out of two-start options, it's not a terrible move.
1 year, 1 month ago on Stream Pies (7/9-7/11/13)
@CollegeWolf Eh, don't really trust him. You're better off with Marcum/Danks
1 year, 2 months ago on Stream Pies (6/14-6/17/13)
@CollegeWolf I actually forgot that Thursday's SP recommendations are up on the last Stream Pies (it's Kevin Correia). Friday and beyond will be up by Thursday AM
1 year, 2 months ago on Star's Shares: 6/10/13
@CollegeWolf Mike Carp is not legit unless you have the roster space and free time to pitch him against RHP (it's the only time he starts). Otherwise, he doesn't get enough playing time. With those MI options you list, I'd pick up Drew (hot hand). Thursdays SPs will be up Tuesday night or Wednesday AM. Thanks for commenting dawg
1 year, 4 months ago on Stubbed Hamel-Toe
But I said they're my favorite!
1 year, 4 months ago on Star's Shares: 4/10/13
@Traveller23 Frank Francisco if he's out there. Threw a bullpen session, should be back in about two weeks, and I'd be surprised if he didn't get his closing job back (Parnell kinda sucks). Otherwise, I'd pick up Santos. Janssen is coming off shoulder surgery, so even though he's healthy now, I can't see him staying on the field all season.
1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Closers)
@CollegeWolf We're talking standard 5x5 league. I agree, for K/BB Lee is a better play, but I'm taking the more dominant arm (Dickey and his elite SwStr%) in a battle that's this close.
1 year, 4 months ago on Beef: The Series- Lee vs. Dickey
@CollegeWolf I put Axford in the tier because of job security and great swing-and-miss ability. Romo worries me because he throws a ton of sliders and Bochy has already indicated he may sit him more often than one would a closer in order to keep his arm fresh. I thought about Castilla, but I think the other dudes all stand a better chance of getting saves.
1 year, 5 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Closers)
@Ziptown Seager is in my 2B ranks (look on the sidebar of this page and you'll see it under 2013 draft kit). That's where he holds the most value, so I chose to omit him from the 3B ranks since he holds way more value as a two-bagger.
1 year, 5 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Third Base)
@donnypump I'd say Panda is more injury-prone than A-Ram just solely based on the conditioning of the two athletes (Sandoval is a fat mess). Plus, his power has been somewhat inconsistent (he's shown 25-plus HR power, and high-teens power at other times). I just think he carries more risk than the guys mentioned (due to power/injury concerns). Trumbo? I'd rank him fifth on this list.
@donnypump I have ZERO qualms with that strategy. I sometimes end up with a top 10 SS if the league I'm in similarly views shortstops (and I have the money to blow and the position to fill), but usually I don't like to spend decent coin a dude who could play below-starter level
1 year, 5 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Shortstop)
@CollegeWolf Prado is a SS in Yahoo! I could probably mention it more, but my eligibility always goes by Yahoo! standards (10 games played at a position the previous year to qualify at it)