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Old school: remembering FanEx

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Anyone remember this league?   In the early days of the internet as well as FF I spent my share of time reading their drafts (which were useful as they were always earlier in the year and gave you some early thoughts into player pro/cons) and the rationales for who they drafted - had some fun as a guest commentator on the draft picks as well here and there too.

 

Here's their 2018 draft info:  http://www61.myfantasyleague.com/2018/options?L=30771&O=17

 

 

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I like that they comment on their picks.  I thought this analysis about Gruden's tendency to feed his top receiver was good insight.  Although, Jordy could be the beneficiary of Gruden's history of feeding aging receivers.

 

2.09 21. Ian Allan Cooper, Amari OAK WR Thu Jun 14 5:57:18 p.m. ET 2018 Jon Gruden likes to jam the ball into the hands of his featured receiver. His last 13 teams, everyone one of them has had a 1,000-yard receiver, and some of those guys were pretty marginal players. Michael Clayton caught 80 balls as a rookie. Irving Fryar at the tail end of his career put up top-5 receiving numbers for the Eagles in the late '90s. Keenan McCardell, Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant as end-of-career guys. Cooper will be Oakland's main guy, and I think top-5 receiving numbers could be in play. (Comments Added Fri Jun 15 1:16:50 a.m. ET 2018)

 

Here is Gruden's top receiver in every year he was OC or HC:

 

1995 Phi Calvin Williams (age 28) 63 receptions, 768 yards, 2 touchdowns

1996 Phi Irving Fryar (age 34) 88 receptions, 1,195 yards, 11 touchdowns

1997 Phi Irving Fryar (age 35) 86 receptions, 1,316 yards, 6 touchdowns

1998 Oak Tim Brown (age 32) 81 receptions, 1,012 yards, 9 touchdowns

1999 Oak Tim Brown (age 33) 90 receptions, 1,344 yards, 6 touchdowns

2000 Oak Tim Brown (age 34) 76 receptions, 1,128 yards, 11 touchdowns

2001 Oak Tim Brown (age 35) 91 receptions, 1,165 yards, 9 touchdowns

2001 Oak Jerry Rice (age 39) 83 receptions, 1,139 yards, 9 touchdowns

2002 Tam Keyshawn Johnson (age 30) 76 receptions, 1,088 yards, 5 touchdowns

2003 Tam Keenan McCardell (age 33) 84 receptions, 1,174 yards, 8 touchdowns

2004 Tam Michael Clayton (age 22) 80 receptions, 1,193 yards, 7 touchdowns

2005 Tam Joey Galloway (age 34) 83 receptions, 1,287 yards, 10 touchdowns

2006 Tam Joey Galloway (age 35) 62 receptions, 1,057 yards, 7 touchdowns

2007 Tam Joey Galloway (age 36) 57 receptions, 1,014 yards, 6 touchdowns

2008 Tam Antonio Bryant (age 27) 83 receptions, 1,248 yards, 7 touchdowns

 

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On that point, and not that Barkley will get 100% of the touches, but even the motley crew of Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen combined for 352.2 fantasy points last year (the combined No. 2 fantasy running back on the season, so the fantasy potential is for sure there -- in fact, Darkwa, Gallman and Vereen combined for 1,953 yards and 97 receptions last year and Barkley will for sure be getting the bulk of this work)

I found this alittle eye opening..

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I don't remember Fanex at all. I like the reasoning given though

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On 7/3/2018 at 6:19 AM, byron2112 said:

 

Darkwa, Gallman and Vereen combined for 1,953 yards and 97 receptions last year

 

 

If you include Paul Perkins, Giants running backs combined for 105 receptions.  It probably was partially due to the Giants always playing from behind and not having any healthy wide receivers.  But immobile Eli has always liked throwing to running backs.  Samsquanch Barkley could easily get 80 receptions.  Him breaking the running back record of 102 receptions is even a possibility.  I normally wouldn't consider drafting a rookie in the first round but I am going to make an exception for him because of his excellent receiving abilities.

 

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