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2017 Fantasy Football Advice Thread
#21
(11-19-2017, 11:33 AM)tyecopeland Wrote: I have to start engram this week now that Shepard is out for the giants.

Who do I start him over? Ertz at TE, or over two of Thielen, Landry, Tate at Flex

I can't speak to Landry or Tate, but as a Thielen owner, I'd keep him in.  Seems like he's really catching fire this year.  The yards were always there, but now he's scoring, too.
#22
I hope you chose Ertz to start him over as he got me next to nothing this week.
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#23
(11-20-2017, 05:50 PM)mabbott Wrote: I hope you chose Ertz to start him over as he got me next to nothing this week.

I started ertz and engram. They scored a combined 5 points. Needed to start landry instead of one of them and I would have won. But just my 2nd loss.
#24
I haven't needed much help this year. I'm 8-1 with a week 3 loss. My skill position players have been the bomb diggity. QB and TE are a little less certain. However, this week is the toughest team I will face all year, possibly a championship preview and will determine division winner (not that that matters).

Non-PPR, 1 RB, 2 WR, 2 FLEX

QB (1)
Big Ben vs. GB
Derek Carr vs. Den

Hardest decision I have to make each week is guessing which of these two will fall flat this week. Very inconsistent year for both guys. At the moment I'm playing the matchup and going with home Big Ben.

RB (1), WR (2), FLEX (2)
RB Kareem Hunt vs. Buff
RB Mark Ingram @ Rams
RB Melvin Gordon @ Dallas
WR Tyreek Hill vs. Buff
WR Adam Thielen @ Det
WR Brandon Cooks vs. Miami

Just to give you an idea, this is a 14 team league and I have 3 of the top 5 RBs now that Zeke is finally out and 3 of the top 6 WRs. It's because of this there's basically 3 insanely good teams and then everyone else. Yes, 2 other teams are almost as good as that because they have better QBs and TEs than I do.

I'm pretty sure I'm committed to playing all 3 of those RBs now even though Hunt has fallen off a little and Gordon is having some points shaved by a backup. So, the question is which 2 WRs do I start?

I'm going to have to pick up a different D/ST this week instead of the Rams since they are facing the Saints and coming off of a bad performance. Probably pick up Titans @ Indy. I'm dropping my TE2 (Gresham) rather than any of my other backups, because they're actually worth stealing in a big league (Cooper Kupp, Nelson Agholor, Kenyan Drake, Austin Ekeler).
#25
(09-14-2017, 08:34 PM)tyecopeland Wrote: I'm trying to trade hunt for bell. I'm throwing in jarvis landry or Alshon Jeffrey to try to make it go.

Not going to help my depth. Part of me is not sure that it's much of an upgrade but I don't trust andy reid to remember he has a dominant rb.

I really wish this trade had gone through. I'm still doing great in my league but I may have to start kamara and woodhead in the coming weeks instead of kamara and hunt.
#26
Okay, made the finals and $400 bucks are on the line.  Second place is $150, so not a bad deal even if I can't close, but who wants to be first loser?  Here are the tough choices I have to make.

QB -  Drew Brees or Nick Foles?

Brees has been my full season starter, and Foles just came off the wire following the injury to Wentz.  Dance with the girl you brought, or go with the new thing?  Further complicating this choice is my quandry at TE,,,

TE - Zach Ertz or Greg Olsen?

I got Ertz in a midseason trade for Jameis Winston and Will Fuller.  What a steal!  He has been injured a couple of times but mostly puts up great points for me.  Olsen was dropped when he broke his foot and I stashed him for a while on spec.  He was shaky coming back, but last week exploded back to his usual self and seems healthy again.  

The matchup here is what really makes it an interesting game of chess.  I have Michael Thomas (Saints) starting at WR.  Does that nudge me to pair him up with Brees? One can make the same argument for pairing Foles and Ertz. Opponent has Mark Ingram, so there is another Saints angle to consider there as well.  On top of that, he starts Cam at QB, so does that affect what I do with Olsen?  Lastly, how about the fact that he is starting Nelson Agholor (Eagles WR) and does that impact my QB choice at all.

Seems like it will be a really intriguing finals matchup that likely one manager will really fuckup and have missed opportunity.  Right now my gut tells me to go with Foles/Olsen, but I can see all sides and will probably change my mind 10 more times.
#27
(12-20-2017, 08:58 AM)BrooklynChiefsFan Wrote: Okay, made the finals and $400 bucks are on the line.  Second place is $150, so not a bad deal even if I can't close, but who wants to be first loser?  Here are the tough choices I have to make.

QB -  Drew Brees or Nick Foles?

Brees has been my full season starter, and Foles just came off the wire following the injury to Wentz.  Dance with the girl you brought, or go with the new thing?  Further complicating this choice is my quandry at TE,,,

TE - Zach Ertz or Greg Olsen?

I got Ertz in a midseason trade for Jameis Winston and Will Fuller.  What a steal!  He has been injured a couple of times but mostly puts up great points for me.  Olsen was dropped when he broke his foot and I stashed him for a while on spec.  He was shaky coming back, but last week exploded back to his usual self and seems healthy again.  

The matchup here is what really makes it an interesting game of chess.  I have Michael Thomas (Saints) starting at WR.  Does that nudge me to pair him up with Brees? One can make the same argument for pairing Foles and Ertz. Opponent has Mark Ingram, so there is another Saints angle to consider there as well.  On top of that, he starts Cam at QB, so does that affect what I do with Olsen?  Lastly, how about the fact that he is starting Nelson Agholor (Eagles WR) and does that impact my QB choice at all.

Seems like it will be a really intriguing finals matchup that likely one manager will really fuckup and have missed opportunity.  Right now my gut tells me to go with Foles/Olsen, but I can see all sides and will probably change my mind 10 more times.

I'd lean towards Brees and Ertz. A big game for Olsen directly leads to points for Cam as well, but the reverse is not necessarily true. Foles is a huge risk. Brees is consistent.

At least you have viable options here. I approached these kind of logically and conservative, but I'm not going to tell you not to trust your gut.
#28
I'm in my championship as well. No money, just bragging rights among friends. I feel pretty confident in my lineup, though I am highly dependent on the Chiefs having a good week (Hill, Hunt, Butker).

Still, the other guy is getting Zeke back and has a couple other players to worry about, like Cam. Guess we'll see soon enough.
#29
I'd go brees even though in comparison to previous years he's been a disappointment. I picked up foles too but I'm probably starting bortles.

I'd start ertz too. Ertz has been pretty awesome every week he's played, olsen not so much.
#30
Yeah, think I've settled on Brees/Ertz barring any injuries.  I didn't even mention my other debate, which likely has me leaving Fournette on the bench in favor of Hun/McCoy at running back and Juju Smith-Schuster at flex. That last one could come back to bite me.


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