Yeah, they can't pay 2 QBs at 25 mil/year to be on the same roster.
You obviously don't know Dan Snyder
If they do tag him, I hope he intentionally fucks up Washington's trade attempts, outplays Smith, and forces them to eat both contracts.
What do you mean discuss the pros? There's literally no way the Redskins benefit by doing this to him. It's the definition of petty.
Is Dez Bryant Done In Dallas?
RotoExperts were discussing it this morning.
He played in all 16 games and finished the season with only 838 yards, 6 TDs. His last 1,000 yard receiving season was 2014. He's 29 years old.
Cutting him could save the Cowboys ~$16 million. I don't think they'll go that route, just saying it is an option.
For FANTASY purposes, where would you draft him next year?
Dez is only 29? Man I thought he was older the way he’s been playing
Frank Gore is still going strong despite turning 51 this year
He's only 51?
As a Cowboys fan i really wish we would, but we aren’t going to. I genuinely think this offense with Dak and Zeke is better off without him. Dak feels as if he needs to force him the ball so that he won’t go and open his mouth about it. If you remember Dak’s rookie season when dez was sidelined for ~10 games with his foot injury, we won every single game that he had missed. Dak was doing just fine slinging it to Brice butler and Beasley.
Running Back Busts from 2017
Since the fantasy season is over I figured it probably time to reflect on last seasons fantasy results. So I’ve listed my 5 biggest fantasy football running backs from 2017. Also added comments on their 2018 draft outlooks. Let me know who you thought was a running back bust this year and why.5 Joe Mixon (CIN)
Many might not consider Mixon a bust, but he just barely made this list. There’s no doubt this player is talented and has a bright future in the NFL. The primary issue was he fell victim to his own head coach, Marvin Lewis. Lewis is notorious for not playing rookies, even if the rookie is the clear better player like in Mixons case. He’s how Mixon numbers looked this year:
Overall ADP: #35 (STD), #39 (PPR) RB ADP: #18 (STD), #22 (PPR)
Finished 2017: Overall - #125 (STD), #133(PPR) / RB - #32 (STD), #34 (PPR)
RBs that finished better than him in STD leagues: Derrick Henry, Buck Allen, Bilal Powell
RBs that finished better than him in PPR leagues: James White, Gio Bernard, Tarik Cohen
2017 Stats (not including week 17): 13 games played. Averaged: 12 rushes/41 yards & 2 rec/22 yards. Scored 4 rushing TDs
Going into the 2018 fantasy season, Marvin Lewis shouldn’t be a concern to Mixons success. Mixon is the clear starting running back for the Bengals. The big thing to monitor is the offensive line of the Bengals. Clearly one of the worst O-lines in the league as Mixon was often dodging defenders behind the line scrimmage. Any changes to the offensive line should be a boost to Mixons success.4 Isaiah Crowell (CLE)
Often a mobile QB can be a nice addition for a running back since QB read options can create great running lanes for running backs. The one caveat is the team needs to have to ball to make these effective. The Browns were 30th in the NFL in time of possession and lead the lead in turnovers (41). No surprise with how the Browns performed this year. However, Crowell was projected to still be fantasy relevant because of potential goal line carries. But this is where Crowell fell victim to Kizer. In 2017, inside the 10 yard line, Crowell received 12 carries all year resulting in 1 TD, while Kizer had 9 attempts resulting in 5 TDs. Here’s how Crowell’s numbers looked in 2017:
Overall ADP: #28 (STD), #30 (PPR) RB ADP: #14 (STD), #14 (PPR)
Finished 2017: Overall - #106 (STD), #117 (PPR) / RB - #26 (STD), #27 (PPR)
RBs that finished better than him in STD: Buck Allen, Tevin Coleman
RBs that finished better than him in PPR: Frank Gore, Tevin Coleman
2017 Stats (not including week 17): 15 games; Averaged 13 rushes/55 yards & 2 rec/12 yard Scored 2 rushing TDs
Crowell becomes an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in 2018. With the Browns having the 1st and 4th overall pick in the 2018 draft, there’s a strong possibility the Browns move on from Crowell or rather, Crowell moves on from the Browns. Before knowing where he lands in 2018 it’s tough to say where his fantasy value will be for next year.3 Mike Gillislee (NE)
Many expected, including myself, to see Gillislee fill the fantastic role that LeGarette Blount had for the Patriots in 2016. Blount finished 2016 rushing for over 1000 yards and scoring 18 TDs. The season started off great for Gillese with three TDs in week 1, but went all downhill from there. Here’s his numbers for 2017:
Overall ADP: #55 (STD), #63 (PPR) RB ADP: #25 (STD), #26 (PPR)
Finished 2017: Overall - #205 (STD), #261 (PPR) / RB - #52 (STD), #66 (PPR)
RBs that finished better than him in STD: Just about everyone RBs that finished better than him in PPR: Just about everyone
2017: 9 games averaging 12 rushes/43yards. Scored 5 rushing TDs. Was a healthy scratch for weeks 9-15.
No telling what Gillislee’s draft value will be next year. Both his teammates Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis are free agents in 2018, and both of them earned themselves a new contract with the Patriots, in my opinion. Which leaves Gillislee as the odd man out.2 Demarco Murray (TEN)
Coming off a fantastic 2016 where he rushed for 1287 yards and 12 touchdowns, he was high on everybody’s draft boards. Myself included. He was shell of his 2016 self this year as he battled injuries and playing time with Derrick Henry. He finished 2017 with the following stats:
Overall ADP: #10 (STD), #13 (PPR) / RB ADP: #6 (STD), #7 (PPR)
Finished 2017: Overall - #80 (STD), #70 (PPR) / RB: #19 (STD), #17 (PPR)
RBs that finished better than him in STD: Tevin Coleman, Frank Gore, CJ Anderson, Zeke
RBs that finished better than him in PPR: Jerick McKinnon, Lamar Miller, Duke Johnson, Carlos Hyde, Zeke
2017: 15 games avg. 12 rushes/44 yards & 3 rec/18 yards. Scored 7 total TDs
Murray just finished up his 2nd year of his four year contract with the Titans, but Henry looks like the Titans future running back. Murray looked aged this year and it appears that he’s past his prime, so I expect him to plummet in 2018 drafts.1 Jay Ajayi (MIA/PHI)
This guy comes as no surprise. After a phenomenal 2016 season where he finished as the RB10 (STD) and RB13(PPR), Jay Ajayi was poised for a big 2017 season. A big season that never happened as he’s this years biggest running back bust. Here’s how his 2017 season went:
Overall ADP: #12 (STD), #14 (PPR) RB ADP: #7 (STD), #8 (PPR)
Finished 2017: Overall - #112(STD), #130 (PPR) / RB - #28 (STD), #31 (PPR)
RBs that finished better than him in STD: Buck Allen, Bilal Powell
RBs that finished better than him in PPR: Tarik Cohen, Gio Bernard
2017: 14 games avg. 15 rushes/62 yards & 2 rec/11 yards. Scored 1 rushing TD and 1 receiving TD
Ajayi is under contract with the Eagles for another year. Playing for the Eagles, he doesn’t see nearly as much volume as his days in Miami. The Eagles are cycling their RBs similar to the Patriots which will cause Ajayi’s value to drop to the 3rd round on come next years drafts.
Doug Martin deserves a honarable mention. Never. Again.
His first week back against the patriots I was yelling at all my league mates while we were watching that game like, “WHATS UP BITCHES I KNEW HE’D KILL IT”
Yeah they made fun of me for the rest of the season
Tfw you drafted 4 out the 5 players on this list
Why no Abdullah?
COULD THIS BE THE BREAKOUT EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR
SO GLAD I HELD ONTO HIM
IT ONLY TOOK TIL THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE KID TO PRODUCEEEE
People might say this is just a tactic but I could 100% see him sitting if he doesn't get what he wants. He's no dummy. Like the article says he's not looking for 15mil instead of 14mil, he wants to get paid what he's worth or he wants to spend time enjoying life no worrying about getting injured. Props to him for that.
Risky. If Pittsburgh plans on running him into the ground next year without paying him then by all means he should sit out
Every player deserves more money. This CTE shit is no joke and the NFL did everything they could to hide the information for as long as possible.
Every single player deserves a lot more money imo.
He's one of the best rbs in the league but he's older.
He's 25 though.
New coach. New qb. Probably no Fitz. I’d say not great.
What does this mean for DJ?
Pretty sure Jerry Rice/Cris Carter/Isaac Bruce/Andre Johnson/Reggie Wayne/Torry Holt is going to retire rather than play a year or two on some other team
Cardinals are losing their #1's everywhere. No way Fitz comes back with a new system and new QB.
Keenan Allen Appreciation Thread
There were many doubters this season telling us to avoid Keenan Allen because of injury concerns. They told us he would be a high risk pick. Anyone who drafted him was ridiculed for choosing such an injury prone player. We’d be lucky to get 8 games out of him
His final numbers for the season:
102 Rec 1393 Yds 6 TD
Good for 4th in catches and 3rd in yards only behind Julio and AB
Thank you Keenan Allen for a great season on behalf of all your owners!
Not bad for my 3rd round pick
Mad props to those of you that drafted him, but the few of you on here acting like it was a smart move to draft him... cmon man. This is his first 16 game season since entering the NFL. He's got solid talent but is always a high risk player.
Drafting is about balancing risk with floor. If you took Brown/Julio/Green etc in first and Allen in 3rd or 4th that was a good pick even at draft time.
That's how I felt about Gurley.
The Raiders will be a bad football team next year
Practices would be off the chain
Wtf is wrong with the raiders!?
Well Amari Cooper is clearly an instant WR1 then. /s
I now don’t have Big Ben, Le’veon Bell, or Tyreek Hill for my week 17 championship. I’ll take my L now thanks.
Tyreek is the #3 receiver in PPR and was #2 last year after he became a starter lmao. “Some duds” isn’t a lot of consolation
Well shit. Peyton Barber vs. NO or Wayne Gallman vs. WAS then?
Fuck Week 17 commissioners. Lesson learned - never again.
Leagues who have week 17 matchups should be removed from the server.
He should start throwing before he talks about his health.
Can't wait until week 5 next year when he's on the IR after 0 starts.
There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
Are the Colts going to pull this scam to keep selling season tickets every year?