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Old 08-11-17, 12:05 PM   #1
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Fantasy Football Talk 2017

With leagues forming and Ezekiel Elliott getting suspended, I figured we might as well start this year's thread.
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Old 08-13-17, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: Fantasy Football Talk 2017

Zeke is out what, 6 games? I wonder if he'd be a good late pickup or if he'll be rusty. Who's his replacement?
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Old 08-13-17, 04:15 PM   #3
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He'll still go way earlier than you should be comfortable taking a guy who's going to miss six weeks, it's mainly people convinced they'll make the playoffs anyway and then they'll have a stud. Or the guy on autodraft who's just completely out of touch takes him in the first.

McFadden and Morris are the probable backups, as fantasy luck will have it the one you don't pick up will run away with the job.

Luck really scares me too, I doubt his draft stock has fallen sufficiently, though hopefully we'll know more in the next couple of weeks.

Speaking of, did Leveon Bell get his annual suspension to start the season yet?

Edited to add: looking into it a little seems like people are still picking up Elliot in the second round.

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Old 08-16-17, 02:56 PM   #4
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Elliott has appealed his suspension. Second round seems nuts to me, but I guess people are hoping it'll be reduced. And fact is we all know how thin the RB crop gets when you get into the 20s.

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Speaking of, did Leveon Bell get his annual suspension to start the season yet?


He's going to be the poster child for Elliott drafters who saw Bell miss games but still put up top-3 numbers.
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Old 08-16-17, 03:23 PM   #5
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If I was lucky to get 1 or 2 and start off with DJ or Bell, it would be awfully hard for me to resist taking Zeke if he was still there for my 2nd pick.
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Elliott won't serve more than 4 games --- if that.
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Old 08-17-17, 08:39 AM   #7
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Having a tough time deciding whether to franchise Jordy Nelson or Jordan Howard.
Nelson is my safe bet, but there are so few good RBs these days that aren't part of a committee, I can't help but be tempted by Howard's potential. However there's the probable sophomore slump, and the Bears are hurting that the QB position, so defenses will stack the box to limit Howard's production.


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I thought the same thing of him heading into last year's draft. He came out of nowhere at the end of 2015 to put up good numbers, but Jeremy Langford was better overall and started the year as the #1...but Howard took over shortly after and produced all season under the same circumstances: no threat at QB, average OL. Underwhelming WR corp. I'm sold on the guy, he's legit (by the way this will be his 3rd season, not 2nd).
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That's a tricky one because so many RBs turn out to be flashes in the pan. Is this a potentially long-term franchise slot? Howard's age is an obvious plus there.
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That's a tricky one because so many RBs turn out to be flashes in the pan. Is this a potentially long-term franchise slot? Howard's age is an obvious plus there.
It's an long-running league in which we always get to franchise two players each year. My three best players from last year were Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson and Jordan Howard. I decided to keep Brown and Howard. It was very tempting to keep Nelson instead of Howard, but I decided to roll the dice with Howard, hoping he can pull off a Matt Forte impression for the next few years. The number of top tier RBs (not in a committee) are down to about half a dozen.
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It's an long-running league in which we always get to franchise two players each year. My three best players from last year were Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson and Jordan Howard. I decided to keep Brown and Howard. It was very tempting to keep Nelson instead of Howard, but I decided to roll the dice with Howard, hoping he can pull off a Matt Forte impression for the next few years. The number of top tier RBs (not in a committee) are down to about half a dozen.
Makes sense. It's easier to drop Jordy when you already have Brown.
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