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  1. 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Comparisons Thread

    Are you sure you're thinking of Malcom Floyd (Chargers WR) and not Michael Floyd????
  2. Chargers Regular/Pre Season thread

    WTF are you talking about....? They clearly played it conservatively, putting him in a boot/cast for as long as they did. Either way, NFL practices are basically all non-contact, so there's really not much he can do to re-aggravate it. The biggest thing that is going to be a problem is his ability to hold ground vs blockers, as that puts the maximum stress through that TMT (lisfranc) joint. So that's not practice isn't exactly what is going to be the issue, and at some point, they're going to have to test it against that kind of contact before they throw him out there. At this point, I'm sure he's ready for all of the explosive movements that he's going to need to perform, as that's something the AT's wouldn't let him back without proving. But the stuff they can't really simulate is what will be the issue moving forward.
  3. Nick Chubb

    Feeling REAL good about my last minute switch adding Mack back after originally dropping him instead of Dion Lewis for Chubb. Mack cleared waivers and I added him and dropped Lewis. Figured I'd take the risk on the guys who will have the bigger role for my RB5/RB6 spots, especially since I already have Connor, Cook, DJ and Shady in front of them.
  4. Nick Chubb

    Yeah, Haley is notorious for having 1 bellcow. He did it at KC with Charles (and Larry Johnson before that), where he basically gave him no carries through 6 or 7 games, and then Charles rushed for 1100 yards in the next 9-10 games after Larry had 400-500 yards through the first stretch. And you also got a prime example when we had Williams go beast mode through the first 4 weeks during Le'Veon's suspension, and then consistently get sub-5 touches a game after that. It's the Haley way.
  5. Who to Start/Sit Thread: Help Us, Help You

    I'm always in a tough spot in one league, since I have lots of good but not great options. Non-PPR league, I got 1 WR, 1 RB and a Flex spot open (even my must starts really aren't w/ DJ struggling and Alshon being a little bit of a ?, and my QB's both being good with Wentz/Rivers). Here are my options: Julian Edelman vs Chi Marlon Mack vs Buff Shady vs Indy Marvin Jones vs Mia Dalvin Cook vs NYJ Will Fuller vs Jax
  6. I think there is more to holding than some people think. I don't think that is is going to make or break kickers, but if Kaser was super inconsistent and wasn't able to hold real well, then it's worth a try, after all of these kickers who have established themselves either before or after they were with us have had problems with us, you look at the constant. Kaser is a good punter but he's not great, and honestly Donnie Jones was just as good of a punter last year as Kaser was, and the Eagles just cut him because he had a big contract for a punter. He also has some history holding for Sturgis which always helps. But I did some research into this just looking at the punting stats from last year. While Kaser had a better punt average by 3 yards, the net punt yards were the same. Kaser was tied for the most punts returned in the league, and the fewest fair catches (6 all year, which is half of the number of the next lowest). That tells me that he's definitely out kicking his coverage too often. Donnie Jones however, had the very opposite of that. He was bottom 5 in the league in kicks returned and return yardage. So I think we actually upgraded (or at the very least stayed constant) at Punter in terms of consistency. Sure that has something to do with our coverage units (which have been better this year for the most part), but a lot of it falls on Kaser, so I think the change is warranted.
  7. Chargers Regular/Pre Season thread

    I'm really not mad at this move. At the very least I get it. There's been too many kickers that have proven track records either before or after their time with us, to say that it was each and every one of their faults. This kicking problem has outlasted all of them. So change something else. How many kickers do we have to go through to finally try something else for you guys? So you find another common denominator and start there. Kaser is a good punter but he's not great, and honestly Donnie Jones was just as good of a punter last year as Kaser was, and the Eagles just cut him because he had a big contract for a punter. He also has some history holding for Sturgis which always helps. But I did some research into this just looking at the punting numbers from last year. While Kaser had a better punt average by 3 yards, the net punt yards were the same. Kaser was tied for the most punts returned in the league, and the fewest fair catches (6 all year, which is half of the number of the next lowest). That tells me that he's definitely out kicking his coverage too often. Donnie Jones however, had the very opposite of that. He was bottom 5 in the league in kicks returned and return yardage. So I think we actually upgraded (or at the very least stayed constant) at Punter. Sure that has something to do with our coverage units (which have been much better this year), but a lot of it falls on Kaser.
  8. Buy / Sell / Hold

    In a standard non-ppr league. John Brown and Ekeler are both FAs, and i was thinking about dropping someone for one (particularly Ekeler). My wrs and rbs are as follows and i dont know if i should drop any of them... RB: DJ, Cook, Connor, Shady (who ive been trying to trade forever), Deion Lewis WR: Fitzgerald, Jones Jr., Will Fuller, Alshon Jeffery, Edelman The other bench spots are Wentz and Burton who i dont want to get rid of.
  9. Trade advice

    I'm trying to package Fitzgerald and Shady McCoy for an upgrade at WR. What kind of player should I target. Would Diggs be worth those two? Would you aim higher/lower?
  10. 2019 Team Needs

    While this is easy to say, I've seen clips that suggest that Harrison has HUGE potential as a LT for the browns. He's made his errors, but he has an enormous amount of potential. For the Chargers, here's what I got. DT: What is TBD is whether we want a quicker, penetrating 1T NT, or a really explosive, athletic freak 3T. Supposedly the guy who was THE pick for the chargers until somehow the NFL let Derwin fall to us (who was supposedly a top 5 player on our board, with Roquan being #1 overall), was Tavern Bryan (and who we had a deal in place to trade up for if he had dropped to the patriots in the 1st round). This is all coming from someone who has a true in with the Chargers, and hasn't missed on a prediction for the last 2 years. Justin Jones has looked incredibly good, but it has yet to be determined if he is going to be a "dirty work" 3T, or that penetrating 1T NT that we like to use. I think we'll find out more once Liuget gets back. FS: I may be in the minority here, after we picked up Derwin, but we still lack a guy who can truly play single high FS, which is an essential part of Bradley's D, though Derwin has shown that he's capable of it, we need another guy to play that spot in order to free him up to move around the field. RT: While I'm a fan of Barksdale, he hasn't been able to stay healthy, and I'm thinking that we want to replace him with a developmental guy. Lots of those types of OT's in this class make me think that this will be a good fit for us. If nothing else, we need a swing OT who can sit behind him and Okung for a few years.
  11. Trade advice

    Which Howard? If it's OJ I'd pass, if it's Jordan then 1000% do it.
  12. Trade advice

    I'm actually big on Breida. I think in the end he gets the better of Morris down the road. But I'm taking that risk because he's my RB5 (after pretty safe options in Connor, Dalvin Cook, DJ and Deion Lewis), so I'm taking a leap on upside with both guys. Even without the big run yesterday, he was at 75 yards rushing w/ 21 yards receiving, which is very good. I think with games like that he'll continue to swing the touches towards him, and even if not, I think he can be a Coleman-like producer. Edelman was a waiver wire pickup for me, so he's the last spot on my bench right now, so I'm kind of playing with house money there, so I'd rather go big upside.
  13. Trade advice

    Non PPR I get: Breida and Golliday I Send Shady and Edelman Thoughts?
  14. 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Comparisons Thread

    Poor mans Dalvin Cook Also Derrick Brown is a guy I think is a very similar player to Linval Joseph.
  15. Who to Start/Sit Thread: Help Us, Help You

    Need a Josh Gordon Replacement. In a PPR league, that counts return yards 1pt per 10yards, who should I start. Jakeem Grant (+return value), Dante Pettis (+PR value), or Will Fuller?
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