stevegrab

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  1. Why do people post random questions here about a league we are not a part of, using some league management software they do not tell us about, and expect a meaningful answer? Honestly is there not some league manager/commish or league site where you can ask these questions? I'e got a dark blotch of skin on my scrotum, what does it mean?
  2. Colts vs Saints (MNF)

    Don't bother, in 5 posts he'll change his mind and agree with you. He just says a lot of stuff thinking he'e witty and cool.
  3. Colts vs Saints (MNF)

    It should be lots of things, Super Bowl rings should be the least considered thing, if used at all. Any metric relating to wins is very unfair to assign to any single player in football. Yes the QB is important and touches the ball a lot, but they rely on 10 other guys on the field at the same time, 11 on defense, a bunch on special teams and subs. But that ship sailed long ago when they created a stated called QBRec. (I know PFR uses it, not sure if NFL has it, but hear many people in the industry talk about the W/L record of a QB, but not any other player (head coaches also have W/L record). I know that Brees and the Saints offense thrive on a lot of short quick throws, and that allows for an insanely high completion percentage. They play in a dome / good weather, but so do plenty of other guys. (Peyton Manning comes to mind, but haven't heard many use that to take away from his accomplishments.)
  4. Colts vs Saints (MNF)

    No argument from me, but these top X lists get rather hard, especially when you say all time. The game has changed a ton over the decades. I hear great QBs like Bart Starr and Otto Graham in discussions but have no clue how good they were. Let alone guys from before the modern era like Sammy Bough or Sid Luckman. Even guys in the Staubach era were ones I'm not as familiar with, as I wasn't watching a ton of football until I was an adult in the 80s. Not even sure who my top 5 would be for say the last 30 years, I start making a list then realize somebody got left off. Just with last 15-20 I'd have Brady Brees, Peyton, Favre and Montana. But I'm leaving out Young, Elway, Marino and others.
  5. Colts vs Saints (MNF)

    Must be because he's perfectly healthy and absolutely not on a pitch count Who was the last non QB to win MVP? I cannot remember, it has become the best QB award. His career completion percentage of 67.6% is off the charts, the last 4 (inc 2019) are 70% or better, he led the league in that stat 2009-11, 2017-19
  6. Venting: Never bench your studs BS!!!!

    OUCH, that would have left a mark, and a strong dislike for Freddie Kitchens. Of course Andrews is the much better TE and much more likely to score. Njoku had played one game after returning from injury, and said something that put him in Kitchens dog house.
  7. Josh Gordon suspened indefinitely, again

    See my revised post. I've followed this saga closely thru his time with the Browns. He may have real issues, but I think a large part of it is not being willing to change, or tying hard enough.
  8. Josh Gordon suspened indefinitely, again

    Yes poor guy I'm thinking he just has no will power, this isn't heroin or meth with a physical addiction. Apparently he cannot function without being high, and that is against the rules for his profession, and against the law in many places. He better adapt. Hopefully he saved some of the approx $5.4M he was paid in his short NFL career, and can find a career that is less stressful or more tolerant of his support system. Sorry I really have no sympathy for this guy, plenty of people struggling with more serious addiction without all the benefits he's been afforded. YES I know that sounds kind of harsh, possibly because of the wasted resources my team spent on him and the many times he disappointed us. It is sad he was enabled by so many all along, and had no good influences or family that could help him be more normal before it got this bad. But he also just seems kind of dumb. He had a suspension one time that prohibited drinking during the season. Few days after the last game he flies (to Vegas?) with some other guys, including teammate Joe Haden. They're drinking on the plane and posting to social media. Upon landing he is informed he'll be tested, and did was shown to have been drinking, which wasn't allowed, until the NFL season (not the Browns regular season) was over. He was unaware of when the NFL season actually ended (usually a day or two after the SB), apparently he didn't care to find out before drinking, didn't have an agent who kept him informed, etc. Not just enabled, but entitled and clueless. I don't wish ill on him but I'm not going to be praying for him either.
  9. Lamar Jackson

    I was hoping Bake Mayfield was finally the real deal coming at time when the Bengals are a mess, Ben is getting old and the Ravens didn't seem to have a very good QB. (Based on watching Lamar play some last season in NFL.) Amazing how he went from a below average QB to one that is so good. I recall a piece on him where he mentioned having trouble throwing a spiral his rookie year in the NFL, ball was bigger and hard to grip, etc. He worked hard on that in the off season, and now he's amazing. I hate the Ravens, almost as much (at times more) than the Steelers. But if this means the end of Pats dominance (PIT too) I think I can live with that. He and Mahomes should have some monumental playoff battles. This, he is putting up much higher stats than any running QB in the past, and doing a lot throwing the ball too, which is a big surprise after last year. BTW our league is 6pt/passing TD, Jackson scored 42.8, the owner went 12-1 this season, and was the #1 seed. He also has Ingram (22.6) Hopkins (11.9) and Kelce (14.2) as some of his key players. He's never won a title, and may just do it this year and have a bright future.
  10. TE, David Njoku - Out

    Very puzzling move that he was inactive, apparently coach Kitchens was showing him who's the boss (for now). https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2019/12/browns-te-david-njoku-a-surprise-inactive-vs-cardinals-because-of-a-coachs-decision-kendall-lamm-starts-at-rt.htmlNjoku a surprise inactive
  11. The waiting is the hardest part

    leads of 94 and 106.6, are team scores over 300?
  12. Giants vs Eagles (MNF)

    They'll still probably win the division, but the NFC wild card teams are going to be good (SEA, SF, MIN, GB) and will slaughter the Eagles. Hardly a healthy WR, no Howard, that leaves the two TEs and Sanders to carry the offense. And if Lane Johnson is hurt long term, the OL is much worse.
  13. Giants vs Eagles (MNF)

    Prime time games, especially MNF have not been blockbuster big games for many years now, since NBC got the Sunday night package and MNF was relegated to ESPN. The big games every week are 1) SNF 2) late slot Sunday DH (e.g. Rams-Cowboys this week) 3) TNF (since Fox got the package, they're even allowing better games that would normally be on Fox on Sunday to go there) the rest get split among regional games with lower distribution and MNF Browns-Jets was a week 2 MNF game, did that scream big game with great teams? (I know some people thought Browns were a 10-12 win playoff team). Also don't forget, this is the 50th anniversary of MNF, and they along with the NFL worked to have a lot of the great matchups from the past to occur. Just like we've seen a lot of the past SB matchups being used for featured games with the 100th NFL season.
  14. Daniel Jones ruled out Monday night

    Your fantasy season was relying on the PHI D doing well?
  15. Patriots accused of Spying on the Bengals

    We're filming this series to show what an advance scout does They cheat, so of course we'll do some extra cheating to further illustrate, and we'll play dumb if we're ever caught. Not the Patriots, no way
  16. Marvin Jones is done for the season

    Wow hard to believe its been almost 20 years since he last played (2000)
  17. Dynasty leagues, FAAB and roster size

    We keep 5 players, and start 9, so the core of your team can be carried from year to year. But the other 4 starters and depth need to be drafted, and that can be key. This year I had the first pick and got Jacobs, already had Carson & Coleman, along with Adams, Ertz and Goff who I got in a trade. My other WR were very weak, Ertz didn't play well early, nor Goff. I thought I had a good team, but still finished last (had 2nd highest points against). We'll see who I get next year. It is hard, but far from impossible to build a good team. We see lots of trading before our draft (teams have 6 or 7 viable keepers (top 60-70 guys) and trade for draft picks. The guys near the top most of the time are good at drafting and managing their teams. They haven't had the greatest player for long stretches.
  18. Report: Alshon Jeffery is done for the season

    Dang, not sure why I thought they were on the road, maybe seeing Rams in late slot. I'm sure its a great place, but I have no interest in traveling to Dallas for a game, even if it were to see my Browns. (Especially since it puts money in JJ's pocket,) I just don't attend many sporting events anymore, and generally hate to fly so when I do its for a week or more to visit family. Most other vacation is spent doing what is shown in my avatar. There are several other really nice new stadiums not far from me if I wanted to travel to one (Indy, Detroit,) even PIT, GB or Chicago would be cool to see, and all an easy weekend visit by car (GB being a long one) I've got a motorcycling friend who lives in the Dallas area, and at one time he lived in an apartment near the old Cowboys stadium in Irving.
  19. Dynasty leagues, FAAB and roster size

    Our league is closer to a dynasty with 5 keepers and no limit on how long or increasing cost to team. There are 12 teams, we start 9, and have 9 bench spots. And we have problems with any quality on waivers (216 players rostered). The OP has another 100 players out of the WW pool. We've discussed having 1-2 fewer bench spots, but many complain about their ability to cover byes and having to make more roster moves (at $2 each) to deal with it. Maybe going back to a RB/WR/TE flex spot in place of our 3rd WR slot would help, but we eliminated flex spot some time ago and few owners even want to listen to going back to something we changed once already. I'm often curious how a true dynasty works, is their still some portion of the roster you don't have the next season? Or is it like the NFL where you start with an additional 10-20 or more players, and widdle the roster down to before the season starts.
  20. Report: Alshon Jeffery is done for the season

    Yep I can see that, in which case PHI and DAL will for sure have to play at the same time in week 17, as a Dallas loss/tie to WAS opens the door for PHI.
  21. Patriots accused of Spying on the Bengals

    Didn't make that connection, too funny.
  22. Venting: Never bench your studs BS!!!!

    Ertz was bench worthy quite often this season, the problem was predicting when that was. Yes he's been better recently (good games in 4 of the last 5) but the games before that were horrible, maybe better for PPR leagues. But 1 TD in 8 games and not a single game over 75 yards is pretty average. Weeks 6-8 were particularly brutal (rec, yards, TDs) 4,54,0 2,38,0 2,20,0 That is not even mediocre TE production, that is downright bad. His only stinker in the last 5 was week 13 @MIA (one of the worst teams in the NFL) with a 3,24,0 line Every other week he has 90+yards and averaged a TD in each game. In 2018 he had 3 games in first 5 over 75 yards, and touchdowns more regularly starting in week 5 last year he had 116,1163,8 this year he'll be lucky to hit 100 rec or 100 yards, and probably fewer TDs as well.
  23. Patriots accused of Spying on the Bengals

    More like knew the rules, ignored them and hoped they would not be caught, or punished, or just don't care and are thumbing their nose at the league.
  24. Report: Alshon Jeffery is done for the season

    Cowboys need to worry about ending their losing streak and beating the Rams this weekend, on the road. Then they can worry about that result against Philly the following week. Haven't seen much evidence from the Cowboys in that past 3 games to indicate they can beat a quality team (which the Rams are as evidence by their win over Seattle. I know the week 16 DAL-PHI is the key (especially if you assume both teams win week 17), but if you beat the Rams and the Eagles lose to the Redskins the game week 16 is less important (DAL would need to lose last 2 and PHI win last 2).
  25. Venting: Never bench your studs BS!!!!

    I wonder if anybody with Ertz on their fantasy team benched him. I did a few times late in the season as he really wasn't producing.